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Parameters and facilities for testing furnace oil / waste oil -reg - Customs - 033/01

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..... mp; Forests & other expert agencies( IOC Ltd., IIP Dehradun etc.) for issue of further clarification / instructions . The doubts raised and parameters / procedure for testing fuel oils and off-specification products imported into the country were discussed and critically further reviewed in a meeting held on 09-03-2001 in the Ministry of Environment & Forests, which was attended by experts from various reputed research laboratories. After deliberations, stepwise procedure to be followed to determine whether an imported consignment is to be categorized as a fuel oil or off-specification product and further to classify an off-specification products as (i) off-specification fuel oil (ii) waste/used oil fit for re-refining and (iii) haz .....

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..... upto 80 centistokes (Grade LV) , (2) Viscosity 80 to 125 centistokes (Grade MV 1), (3) Viscosity 125 to 180 centistokes (Grade MV 2) , and (4) Viscosity 180 to 370 centistokes (Grade HV) . 5. The above four grades could be tested for total sulphur per cent by weight (1) Grade LV viscosity up to 80 centistokes should confirm to a maximum of 3.5% suphur by weight . (2) Grade MV1 viscosity 80 to 125 centistokes and Grade MV2 from 125 to 180 centistokes viscosity should confirm to a maximum total sulphur of 4% by weight . (3) Grade HV from 180 to 370 centistokes viscosity should confirm to a maximum total sulphur of 4.5% by weight. 6. Products / furnace oil not to confirming to the respective sulpher percentage by weight shall be considered as .....

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..... sified as hazardous waste . (ii) Products/furnace oil indicating presence of organic halide should be tested for PCBs. (iii) Samples testing negative for PCBs but showing presence of organic halides should be tested for heavy metals . Samples confirming to heavy metal concentration listed in Appendix 1could be re-refined . Those not meeting the specifications laid down for heavy metals should be classified as hazardous waste. 10. Samples testing positive for organic halides and PCBs should be classified as hazardous waste. The above procedure may be brought to the notice of all concerned for compliance . Board's Circular No. 106 dated 22.12.2000 stands modified to the above extent . Difficulties, if any, in following above procedure may be .....

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