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Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Authorization | EPR License | EPR Certificate | ERP Online Documentation


Introduction: Extended Producer Responsibility

Due to Increasing amounts of waste, the Indian government has reviewed available policy options and concluded that placing the responsibility for the post-consumer phase of certain goods on producers could be an option. Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a policy approach under which makers are given a significant responsibility – financial and/or physical – for the treatment or disposal of post-consumer products. Assigning such responsibility could in principle provide incentives to prevent wastes at the source, promote product design for the environment and support the achievement of public recycling and materials management goals. Within the OECD the trend is towards the postponement of EPR to new products, product groups, and waste streams such as electrical appliances and electronics.

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Two categories of electrical and electronic equipment namely:

  • IT and Telecommunication Equipment and
  • Consumer Electricals and Electronics such as TVs, Refrigerators Air Conditioners including fluorescent and other mercury-containing lamps are covered under these Rules.

Central Pollution Control Board directs producers of Electrical and Electronic Equipment to obtain EPR – Authorization

The Central Pollution Control Board (“CPCB”) has, in a recent notice, emphasized the requirement for all producers of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (“EEE”), under the E-Waste Management Rules, 2016, to obtain Extended Producer Accountability – Authorization (“EPR – Authorization”) from CPCB. The EPR – Authorization can be obtained by applying in Form-I.

The EPR - Authorization is needed to be obtained for ensuring that end–of–life EEE generated from the products of the producers are channelized to authorized dismantlers/ recyclers.

Failure to obtain EPR - Authorization will be considered a violation of the Rules and will be punishable under Section 15 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 i.e., with imprisonment up to 5 years with fine options. 1 Lac, or with both.

Documents required for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) from Central Pollution Control Board

  • IEC, GST, Pan Card & Aadhar Card Copy of Importer.
  • Certificate of incorporation of Private Limited Company / Public Limited Company.
  • List of products with Model No. and Quantity. ( Approx)
  • If a Previous sale has already done then required
  1. Date of first sales (day/month/year) &Qty
  2. Products details with model number
  3. Country of origin.
  • Required Toll-free number
  • Required website

Corpseed Procedure EPR Certification from Central Pollution Control Board

  • Connect to the Corpseed team
  • Provide necessary documents for the central pollution control board.
  • We will assign a dedicated consultant, an expert in managing the whole process of getting an EPR certificate from CPCB
  • Our EPR expert will consult you and complete the whole procedure to obtain a certificate for extended producer responsibility.
  • Our expert will draft & file the application with CPCB
  • Our consultant will follows-up with CPCB
  •  We will deliver a copy of the certificate to you via email and courier

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