Notification on Regulation of Polychlorinated Biphenyls(PCBs) Order, 2016

This Order may be called, the Regulation of Polychlorinated Biphenyls Order, 2016. It shall come into force on the date of its final publication in the Official Gazette. The manufacture and import of the Polychlorinated Biphenyls in India shall be banned from the date of final publication of this Order. The import of Polychlorinated Biphenyls containing equipment shall be banned from the date of final publication of this Order. The import, export or trade of Polychlorinated Biphenyls contaminated equipment shall be regulated as per the provisions of the Hazardous Wastes (Management, Handling and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2008. The use of Polychlorinated Biphenyls in any form shall be completely prohibited by 31st December, 2025.