The Batteries (Management and Handling) Rules, 2001 were replaced by the most recent Battery Waste Management Rules, 2022, which went into effect in August 2022.
Any Producer, Manufacturer, Dealer, other Entity, or Consumer who participates in the collection, transportation, segregation, or any other process related to the management of Waste Battery is subject to these regulations. In addition, these rules apply to all batteries, including automotive batteries, electric vehicle batteries, industrial batteries, and portable batteries, regardless of their chemistry, volume, material composition, shape, weight, or use. These new rules also include a number of provisions relating to definitions, new roles, and authorization procedures.
Types Batteries Regulated Under Battery Waste Management Rules, 2022
Four different types of batteries including:
Automotive batteries – means any Battery used only for automotive starter, lighting or ignition power. They are also known as car batteries.
Electric Vehicle battery – means any Battery specifically designed to provide traction to hybrid and electric vehicles for road transport. Use lithium-ion batteries used in E-Scooters, E-bike, and E-car etc.
Industrial batteries – means any Battery designed for industrial uses, excluding Portable battery, Electric vehicle battery and automotive battery. These may include sealed Battery (excluding potable battery); unsealed Battery (excluding automotive Battery) and energy storage system Battery.
Portable Batteries – means Battery that is sealed, less than five kilograms, not made for industrial purposes, electric vehicle or to be used as an Automotive Battery.
As per the rule 3(u) of BWM Rules, 2022, Producer means an entity who engages in:
Manufacture and sale of batteries including refurbished batteries, including in equipment, under its own brand; or
Sale of batteries including refurbished batteries, including in equipment, under its own brand produced by other manufacturers or suppliers; or
Import of batteries as well as equipment’s containing batteries.
As per the rule 3(s) of BWM Rules, 2022, Manufacturer means a person or an entity or a company as defined in the companies Act 2013 (18 of 2013) or a factory as in the Factories Act, 1948 (62 of 1948) which has facilities for manufacturing of battery and/or its components.
Required documents –
Company pan card
Certificate of incorporation
Tax Identification number
Aadhar and Pan card of authorized person