Compliance & Product Regulatory ApproVals

Ease of Implementing Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Guidelines

CPCB has released certain amendments in the guidelines of EPR of Plastic Packaging from centralised EPR portal. The following amends in the guidelines shall reduce the difficulties/ hurdles while applying for EPR by Producer & PWP/recyclers.

i)The validity date of EPR registration allotted to Plastic Waste processor (PWP) has been extended by one year.

ii)There is no provision of renewal required for the EPR registration allotted to Producers.

iii)The registered Producers after receiving EPR certificate in FY 22-23 shall file their Annual return by 31st Oct 2023 via online EPR portal, failing to which Environmental compo session (EC) shall be levied on applicant.

iv)Plastic waste producer (PWP) or recyclers registered in EPR portal in FY 22-23 shall file their annual return by 31st July 2023, failing to which Environmental compo session (EC) shall be levied on applicant.

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Praveen Rao

CEO & Technical Director, C-PRAV Group: Australia, New Zealand, India & Canada 

C-PRAV Labs & Certifications 

Professional engineering experience of 30+ years with technical and managerial skills obtained from professional degree, courses, and hands-on experience, while working with organizations and companies involved in Design & Development, Testing, Inspection, Certification and Compliance (TICC). 

Management of electrical/electronic products & systems Testing and Certifications for Global markets in Consumer, Industrial, IT, Telecom, Defence, Medical, and Automotive Industries. Overall advisory for Standards, Regulations, Testing and Certifications for Global Market Access (GMA). 

  • ISO/IEC 17025 Lab Quality Management 
  • NATA Authorised Signatory (1995 to 2000) for EMC Testing 
  • NATA & IANZ Authorised Technical Assessor (current)
  • EMI/EMC, RF/Wireless, EMR-RF Exposure/SAR 
  • NATA Technical Assessors Advisory Committee (current) 
  • Current Chair of Australian EMC National Standards Committee 
  • Member of Australian National standards committees for Safety, Radio, RF Exp/SAR 
  • Represent Australia in International Standards committees like IEC, CISPR, IEEE 
  • Member of Telecommunications Certification Body Council, USA and European REDCA