Bio-Medical Waste means any waste, which is generated during the diagnosis, treatment or immunisation of human beings or animals or research activities pertaining thereto or in the production or testing of biological or in health camps etc.,
The Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India notified the Bio-Medical Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 1998 on 20.07.1998 under Environment (Protection) Act,1986. To implement these rules more effectively and to improve the collection, segregation, processing, treatment and disposal of these bio-medical wastes in an environment sound management thereby, reducing the bio-medical waste generation and its impact on the environment MOEF & CC notified “Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules,2016” in G.S.R NO 343(E), dated 28th March,2016 suppressing the earlier Rules and MOEF & CC notified “Bio-Medical Waste Management Amendment Rules, 2018” in G.S.R NO. 234(E), dated 16th March,2018 amending the earlier Rules, 2016.
As per the Bio-medical Waste rules, it shall be the duty of every occupier of HCF (Health Care Facility) & operator of CBMWTF (Common Bio-Medical Waste Treatment Facility) to take all the steps to ensure that the Bio-Medical waste is properly handled and disposed without any adverse effect to human health and the environment.As per Rule 10, every occupier or operator handling Bio-Medical waste, irrespective of the quantity shall make an application in Form II to the prescribed authority (i.e. APPCB).
Presently there are 11 Common Bio Medical Waste Treatment Facilities(CBMWTF) in operation in the state. Every occupier of HCF is required to become member of respective CBMWTF for disposal of Bio-Medical Waste.Occupiers of non-complying institutions are liable for prosecution under the provisions of Environmental Protection Act and Rules.
As per Rule 10, every occupier or operator handling Bio-Medical waste, irrespective of the quantity shall make an application in Form II to the prescribed authority (i.e. APPCB).
The application shall be submitted along with prescribed fee and other enclosures such as DMHO registration certificate, membership of common facility, quantities of waste generated and disposed.
The application for authorization shall be submitted at the concerned Regional Office prior to commencement of activity in case of fresh applications and 90 days before the expiry of authorization in case of renewals.
All the HCFs having bed strength ≥25 beds, Medical colleges, CBMWTFs are also required to obtain Consent for Establishment (before starting construction activity) and obtain Consent for Operation (before commissioning the activity) from the Board.
The HCFs generating total Waste-Water more than 100 KLD are categorized as Red category and the HCFs generating less than 100 KLD are categorized as Orange category.
The Board issuing Authorizations under the Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules for HCFs upto 25 beds and issuing Combined Consent cum Bio-Medical Waste Authorization for HCFs having bed strength ≥ 25 beds. The validity period of consent / BMW Authorization is 5 years for Red category HCFs & 10 years for Orange category HCFs.
As per G.O.Ms.No.41, dated 20.04.2005 a fee of Rs.100/- (Rupees one hundred only) per bed per annum for fresh authorizations and Rs.50/- (Rupees Fifty only) per bed per annum for renewal authorizations for the hospitals and Health Care Facilities (HCFs) and in case of Clinics, Pathological Laboratories and Blood Banks a flat charge of Rs.1000/- (Rupees one thousand only) per annum is to be paid towards processing fee along with Bio-Medical Waste Authorization application. Who makes an application in the prescribed form to the prescribed authority i.e., Member Secretary, Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board for grant of authorization. The processing fee is likely to be revised from time to time.
The occupiers are required to segregate the waste properly and store securely for disposal by the designated Common Bio Medical Waste Treatment Facility (CBMWTF). The occupier of HCFs are required to be members of CBMWTFs.
The details of CBMWTFs operating in the state are furnished below:
|SNo.||Name & Address of the CBMWTF||Districts covered|
|1.||M/s. Rainbow Industries, Sy.No. 21/1, Pathakunkam(V), Laveru(M), Srikakulam District. Ph.No: 93913-87742 & 88977-97742, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||Srikakulam, Vizianagaram|
M/s. Maridi Eco Industries (Andhra) Pvt, Ltd., Sy.No.314, Kapulupada, Bheemunipatnam (M),
Visakhaptnam District. Ph. No. 0891 – 2723904, Cell: 9848191847, E-mail: email@example.com
|3.||M/s. Vasishta Environ Care, Plot No 27A25, Denotified Area AP SEZ, Atchutapuram Rambilli (M), Visakhapatnam||Visakhapatnam|
|4.||M/s. EVB Technologies (P) Ltd., Sy.No.560, Kanavaram(V), Rajanagaram(M), East. Godavari District. Ph. No. 9177055999, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org||East Godavari|
|5.||M/s Safenviron & Associates, R.S.No.181/1, Nallamadu (V), Ungutur (M), West Godavari District. Ph. No. 0866-243355, Cell: 9848123355, E-mail:email@example.com||West Godavari|
M/s. Safenviron (Unit-II), Sy.No.164/1A, Dharmavarapupadu Thanda (V),
Jaggaiahpet (M), Krishna District. Ph.No. 0866-243355 Cell: 9848123355 E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
|7.||M/s. Safenviron, Chinakakani (V), Mangalagiri (M), Guntur Distrsict. Ph.No: 9848123355, E-mail: email@example.com||Guntur|
|8.||M/s. Ongole Medical Waste Treatment Facility, Sy.No.316/1, Kanduluru (Village), Tanguturu (Mandal), Prakasam District. Ph.No: 8099999469, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org||Prakasam|
|9.||M/s. S S Bio Care, S.No 61, Plot No-2, APIIC,Attivaram village, Ozili (m), SPSR Nellore District. Ph.No: 9966666686,0861-2341213. Email:email@example.com||SPSR Nellore|
|10.||M/s AWM Consulting Ltd, Pachikapalem post, Vedurukuppam Mandal, Chittoor District. Ph.No: 9440259439, 9949905189, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||Chittoor|
|11||M/s Sriven Environ technologies, Sy.No.277-1A, Dumpetla (V),Dharmavaram (M), Anantapur District. Ph.No: 9701631234, E-mail: email@example.com||YSR Kadapa and Anantapur|
|12.||M/s Medical Waste Solutions, S.No.200, Chetlamallapuram(V), kalluru(M), Kurnool District. Ph.No: 9848105982, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||Kurnool|
|S.No.||Category of HCE||Inspected by||Issued by|
|1.||All the Non bedded HCEs covered under BMWM Rules, 2016 and bedded hospitals less than 25 beds.||Regional Officer||Regional Officer|
|2.||All hospitals with 25 to less than 200 beds||Regional Officer||Zonal Officer|
|3.||All hospitals with 200 beds and above||Regional Officer||Member Secretary|
|S.No.||Meeting Name||Meeting Date||Meeting Venue||Download Meeting Minutes|
|1.||17th BMW TC Meeting||16.08.2018||Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board|
|2.||16th BMW TC Meeting||10.07.2018||Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board|
|3.||15th BMW TC Meeting||22.05.2018||Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board|
|4.||14th BMW TC Meeting||16.02.2018||Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board|
|5.||13th BMW TC Meeting||03.01.2018||Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board|
|6.||12th BMW TC Meeting||29.08.2017||Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board|
|7.||11th BMW TC Meeting||10.08.2017||Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board|
|8.||10th BMW TC Meeting||27.08.2016||Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board|
|9.||9th BMW TC Meeting||05.08.2016||Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board|
|10.||8th BMW TC Meeting||05.07.2016||Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board|
|11.||6th BMW TC Meeting||29.01.2016||Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board|
|12.||5th BMW TC Meeting||11.12.2015||Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board|
|13.||4th BMW TC Meeting||24.08.2015||Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board|
|14.||3rd BMW TC Meeting||27.05.2015||Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board|
|15.||2nd BMW TC Meeting||25.02.2015||Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board|
|16.||1st BMW TC Meeting||09.01.2015||Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board|
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