EPR For Used Oil | Central pollution control board Authorization | Fees & Procedure

Updated on May 09, 2024 05:09:35 PM

The Central Pollution Control Board has amended its guidelines regarding the waste management regulations in India. The amendment has added new provisions regarding the used oil under the extended producer responsibility. Previously under the preview of EPR also known as extended producer responsibility waste is categorized in four categories.

However, after the new amendment in EPR waste guidelines a new waste category for used oil is introduced under extended producer responsibility for manufacturer, importer and recyclers. Therefore EPR for used oil is mandatory and all the manufacturers, importers & recyclers are required to get EPR certification for their businesses from CPCB/SPCB respectively.

The objective of extending the preview of EPR regime to new categories of waste is due to the nature of waste generated through the product at pre-consumer and post consumer stages. Let's dive further into the article to learn more about EPR Registration for used oil and its certification process.

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What is Used Oil - Definition?

The Definition of used oil is described under the hazardous waste management rule clause 3 of 2016. "Used oil is a derivative of crude oil or an oil mixture containing synthetic oil. Which includes used engine oil, hydraulic oil, turbine oil, compressor oil and industrial oil" however any other oil specified into part-A of of hazardous waste management rules does not qualifies as waste/used oil, unless it does not satisfy the criteria of waste/used oil in part V of the hazardous waste management rules 2016.

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Who Required EPR Registration for Used Oil or Waste Oil?

Any Entity that indulges in manufacturing, Producing or importing used oil or industrial waste oil are eligible to get EPR Registration for used oils. The objective of implementing EPR for used oil is not just to manage the production of hazardous substances but also to promote economically sustained environmentally friendly industry.

Entities that are required to take EPR for used oil

  • Producer
  • Importers
  • Recyclers
  • Manufacturer
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Documents Required for EPR for Used oil

These are the following documents required to be attached by the applicants to obtain EPR certification for used oils.

  • Address proof of the person
  • Business registration certificate as applicable
  • PAN and GST in Details
  • Import Export CodeCertificate
  • Details of Manufacturing in case of manufacturers/producer
  • EPR Action Plan to fulfill the EPR target
  • Details of Annual returns
  • Details regarding the generation of used oil
  • Import details of used oil (for importers)

Other important documents may be required depending upon the nature and capacity of business for epr certification for used oils.

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Fee for EPR Registration for used waste oil

Our Professional fee for waste oil EPR Registration is starts from ₹ 9,999/-

The application fee with the govt licensing body differs depending upon the quantum of waste generated by the respective applicants. The validity of license is in a block period of 1-5 years. Once the authorization is granted all the EPR certificate holders are required to fulfill their authorized EPR target within the time frame of the licensing period failing to comply with EPR may lead to cancellation or penalty for businesses.

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Renewal of online EPR Registration

  • Manufacturers must submit a renewal application with all required documentation 60 days before the registration expires.
  • Producers must file their annual returns by June 30th of the year following the registration period. Applications for renewal will not be processed until all required annual reports have been filed.
  • The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) will grant producers EPR Registration and renew it for an extended period within 15 working days.
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Process of EPR Registration for used oil

Learn how to apply for EPR registration for used oil? Given below is the complete registration process for EPR registration for used oil in Andhra Pradesh, you can follow the process to register your EPR for used oil within a few days:

Step 1: Assessment and Documentation

Applicants must provide all necessary information for their EPR pollution certificate. Our team of experts will review all information and documents for any errors.

Step 2: Filing of EPR Registration form

Once our team of experts has verified all the documents, an application for online EPR registration for used oil will be filed with the CPCB authorities.

Step 3: CPCB Assessment of Application

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) will assess the central board's online EPR application. If any issues or inconsistencies arise, the necessary changes will be made to address them.

Step 4: Issuance of EPR authorization

Producers will receive their certificate of authorization within 30 days of submitting their application. Once the certificate is issued, they will be required to implement an EPR action plan in order to meet their annual EPR target.

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Benefits of EPR authorisation for used oils

  • Promoting Sustainable Waste Management: EPR registration for used oils plays a crucial role in promoting sustainable waste management. Producers are motivated to design products with minimal environmental impact and ensure efficient disposal or recycling of used oils.
  • Economic Advantages: EPR registration stimulates economic growth by fostering recycling industries and generating employment opportunities. It reduces the burden on public resources for waste management and redirects financial investments toward sustainable practices.
  • Environmental Benefits: By encouraging responsible handling and recycling of used oils, EPR significantly minimizes environmental pollution. It contributes to cleaner air, water, and soil, supporting the overall health of ecosystems.
  • Regulatory Compliance and Legal Protection: EPR registration ensures compliance with waste management regulations, shielding companies from potential legal issues. It provides a structured framework for fulfilling environmental obligations.
  • Fostering Circular Economy: EPR drives the concept of a circular economy by encouraging the reuse, recycle, and refurbishment of used oils. It aligns with the sustainable development goals, creating a cyclical system that reduces waste.
  • Improved Brand Image: Companies with EPR registration exhibit environmental responsibility, enhancing their brand image. Consumers are inclined to support businesses that actively contribute to sustainable practices.
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Responsibility for producers under EPR Regime

Registered Producers must adhere to the following conditions:

  • Producers are not permitted to conduct any business without first registering for EPR through an online centralized portal developed by CPCB.
  • Producers are not allowed to do business with any entity that is not registered through an online centralized portal developed by CPCB to meet Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) targets.
  • Producers are obligated to meet their Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) targets and must provide a completion certificate from waste processor units authorized by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
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Non Compliance penalty with EPR

  • EPR Registration granted to Producers/Manufacturer is liable to be canceled at any point if the document submitted by the applicant is found to be incorrect.
  • If a company fails to meet its Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) obligations, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) may suspend or cancel their EPR registration or impose an environmental fine.
  • The applicant will be given a chance to be heard before the CPCB considers canceling or suspending their EPR registration, within 15 days of the notice being issued.
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EPR Target for used oil importers under EPR regime

The EPR target for importers and producers of used oil or waste oil is assigned during the registration process. The producers and importers are required to meet their EPR obligations of waste oil in a given period of time as per the preassigned target for recycling of waste oil.

The EPR target for used oil is as follows for producer and importers

Year EPR Target Limit Annually for used oil
2024-2025 10% of 2022-23
2025-2026 20% of 2023-24
2026-2027 30% of 2024-25
2027-2028 40% of 2025-26
2028-2029 50% of 2026-27
2029-2030 60% of 2027-28

Note: Importers who directly purchase used oil are required to fulfill 100% of their EPR obligations for the previous year's import respectively.

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Key Takeaways

  • Renewal can be applied 60 days prior to the due date of EPR renewal.
  • It takes up to 30 days to complete the registration process with CPCB/SPCB for EPR.
  • Producers are required to fulfill their EPR targets as per their certification on time to avoid penalties and cancellation.
  • Cancellation of EPR authorization is subject to CPCB or SPCB respectively if any discrepancy is found.
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Conclusion

The EPR for used oil is a legal compliance for all the businesses who are responsible for generating industrial oil waste. Any organization failing to comply with the EPR rules of the central pollution control board shall be punished accordingly. The aim of EPR is to build an environmentally friendly circular economy in India. Therefore it is mandatory as well as important to manufacturers, importers and recyclers to obtain EPR certification for used oil waste for their products as per their eligibility.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is EPR for used oil?

EPR is an acronym for Extended Producer Responsibility which holds producers liable for waste generated through its products. EPR is an obligatory certification required by all the manufacturer and importer and recyclers as described under EPR Rule by the central board of pollution control.

What is the cost of getting EPR for used oil?

Our professional consultation fees for EPR starts from 9,999 only. However, the government fee for EPR varies depending upon the quantum of waste generated by the applicant or firm.

What is the Validity of EPR Certificate for used oil?

EPR is valid for the block period of 1-5 years.

How much time does it take to get EPR authorization for used oil?

It takes up to 30 working days to acquire EPR certification from the respective EPR licensing authorities.

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