Overview of New Lead-Acid Battery Import License
Lead Acid Battery has become a staple in every household all around the world. In India Battery is defined as a “lead-acid battery which is a source of electrical energy and contains lead metal”, and if we go by scientific definition battery is defined as a device that contains electrochemical cells with external connections that produce power for electrical devices such as smart devices, mobiles, flashlights, etc.
An importer can file an online application on the official site of the Central Pollution Control Board Battery Registration and Management System in order to obtain New Lead-Acid Battery Import License. And further same portal can be used to file for renewal or to file half-yearly returns and undertakings.
Eligibility for acquiring New Lead-Acid Battery Import License
The authorisation for import is grated by Central Pollution Control Board or State Pollution Control Board if the following conditions:-
- Proper management and disposal of waste in case it is generated during the process of import.
- Prior consent from exporting countries is required
- Sustainable facilities.
- Authorization and Consent Certificates from State Pollution Control Board.
Apart from these, the other conditions that Importers have to keep in mind before planning transboundary movement of Lead-Acid Battery: -
- The actual user shall take prior well-informed consent of the exporting country regarding import of lead-acid Battery
- The acknowledgement in this respect of the Import of Lead-Acid Battery from the respective Pollution Control Board shall be submitted to the MoEFCC. It shall be submitted along with the application.
Documents required for New Lead-Acid Battery Import License
Documents to be submitted with the Application for acquiring the license for New Lead-Acid Battery Import: -
- Bill of Landing/Airway bill
- Import license
- Printed copy of Form II and Form III taken out from the online application with their stamp and signature on the same
- Self-attested copy of Import-Export Certificate (certificate issued by Directorate General of Foreign Trade)
- Bill of Entry
- Commercial Invoice
- Insurance Certificate
- Industrial License (If needed)
- BIS Certificate (It give assurance about the product’s quality and safety)
Procedure for acquiring New Lead-Acid Battery Import License
From May 4, 2010, the Ministry of Environment and Forest has assigned responsibility for providing registration to importers of new lead-acid batteries to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) under Rule 5 of the Batteries (Management & Handling) Rules, 2001.
Filing of Import License Application
The applicant for registration has to fill out the application available on the online portal. The submitted application needs to be printed out on their letterhead with the mandated documents.
Once the complete application is submitted, it will be processed within one week from the date of receipt of the physical copy. The authorities review the application and attached documents.
Grant of License
Once the application is reviewed and processed, the authorities (in charge of the Hazardous Waste Management division) issue the registration to the address mentioned in Import-Export Certificate.
New Lead-Acid Battery Import License
Any applicant registered under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, if willing to avail of the import license, can apply in a similar manner as mentioned above, along with addressing the original certification granted by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
Renewal and Cancellation/Suspension of Registration of New Lead-Acid Battery Import License
Renewal of Application
For renewal of the New Lead-Acid Battery Import License, the applicant has to submit the form at the official site of the Central Pollution Control Board Battery Registration and Management System. The application for renewal must be submitted within 45 days.
Once the application is submitted, it will be processed online within seven days keeping in mind the following conditions: -
- The importer has within time submitted a Half-yearly report at the official site of the Central Pollution Control Board Battery Registration and Management System or submitted hard copies to State Pollution Control Board and Central Pollution Control Board.
- If the half-yearly returns are submitted to State Pollution Control Board, then self-certified copies of such returns will be taken into consideration.
- If the applicant provides an undertaking on an affidavit, the applicant may be allowed to file prior returns if there is a default on Half Yearly Report filing or file returns at the time of application renewal. Renewed licences will have a one-year validity period. The applicant will not be able to recover it once the time limit has expired.
Cancellation of Registration
As mandated under Rule 5 of the Batteries (Management and Handling) Rules, 2001, cancelling or suspending a registration only happens in two cases:-
- If the Half-yearly returns to State Pollution Control Board are not submitted in a timely manner (If the half-yearly return has not been provided for a year, the CPCB may issue an importer with a notice of non-compliance, and if the importer fails to respond, the registration may be terminated).
- If the copy endorsed of returns to the Central Pollution Control Board is not submitted in a timely manner
The approval for cancellation is given by the member secretary, following which the letters for cancellation of registration will be issued by in charge of the Hazardous Waste Management division. Importers also have the option of reactivating the registration that should be approved by the Member Secretary, after which the in charge of the Hazardous Waste Management division will produce letters of reactivation of registration. In case the notice for cancellation remains undelivered, the same can be communicated on the BRMS application submitted by the importer while filing for registration.
Non-Submission of HYR over a Period of 1 Year
Central Pollution Control Board, by its discretion, may connect with the applicant by serving them notice and giving them a chance to file returns within 45 days; further, if there is no response from the importer, he will get the chance to hear with the notice period of 30 days. After this, also if the importer does not reply, then the authority has the right to cancel the registration as a form of penalty. In charge of the Hazardous Waste Management division is responsible for dispensing a notice regarding the cancellation or suspension of the official site of the Central Pollution Control Board Battery Registration and Management System.
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