Overview of DPCC Consent
Delhi Pollution Control Committee or DPCC was reconstituted on 14th July 2002 under Section 6 of Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and Section 4 of Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, as per which Central Pollution Control Board have the power to perform all the functions of State Pollution Control Board in all union territory, further Central Pollution Control Board also have the power to delegate its responsibility in Union Territory to individual or body of persons as specified by Central Government.
The functioning of the Central Pollution Control Board and Delhi Pollution Control Committee is ultimately regulated and governed by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. One of the main functions and responsibilities of DPCC is to provide Businesses with the Consent Certificates, which are Consent to establish, which are grated before the enterprise is established, and Consent to operate, which is grated before the manufacturing unit is ready to operate. These Consent certificates are the initiative of the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change to regulate the activities of Industries that are more likely to cause pollution.
The main functions of DPCC include:
- Issuing Authorisation to health care services like hospitals, Blood Banks, Clinics, etc.
- Spread awareness on prevention, control, and reduction of water and Air pollution by organising through mass media.
- Issuing of the Consent form to different manufacturing units falling under green and orange categories.
- Conduct research on data relating to water and Air pollution as well as Prepare and compile a technical manual and guidelines relating to the treatment of sewage and trade effluents.
Different categories of Industries according to which DPCC Consent Certificates are provided: -
For granting DPCC Consent Certificate, Industries are divided into four categories according to their manufacturing process and Pollution Index.
White Category- Industries having the least amount of pollutants released is up to 20. The industries included in the white categories are not mandated to obtain Consent to operate
Green Category- Industries having a pollution index of 21 to 40 come under the green category.
Orange Category- Industries that have a higher pollution index of between 41 and 59 are categorised under Orange Category.
Red Category- Industries coming under the Red category are categorised as producing maximum pollution with the highest pollution Index score of 60 and above. These industries are banned from any ecologically fragile area/protected area.
Documents required for acquiring DPCC Consent Certificate
Documents for DPCC Consent authorisation
- Site plan with photos depicting the distance between the proposed site and the nearest residential area and water body (applicable for Orange and Red categories).
- SSI Certificate of Partners/Directors, Industry Department Certificate
- Vents/ Stacks/ Chimney and emission sites with Nos. The layout plan shows the drainage/pipeline and final disposal point for liquid effluent.
- Collection, storage, and disposal of solid waste
- Total open land in the industrial complex for Green Belt Development, landscaping, and other purposes.
- A qualified person drew building blueprints with machinery details.
- Total constructed area
- The project report includes production process information, process flow diagram, chemical formulas, emission, effluent, and hazards/solid waste sources.
- Water usage breakdown and water balance
- Effluent / Sewage Treatment Plant Specifications and Flow Diagram
- Boiler type, fuel used, and quantity
- Specifics on air pollution controls
- DG Specifications
- Raw material list with daily MTD/monthly quantity
- Product/by-product list with daily MTD/monthly quantity
- In the case of chemical industries, a Material Safety Data Sheet is required.
- Permission from the state's groundwater authority.
- Common Biomedical Waste Treatment Facility Membership Letter (for healthcare facilities, Pharmaceutical units).
Documents for DPCC Consent to Operate
- Authorisation Letter
- Pan Card and the Aadhar Card
- Municipality or Industry license
- Health Trade License
- Factory/Trade License
- Proof of Registration of unit
- Site Plan
- CA Letter on the total cost of the project
- FSSAI Certificate (for food-related business)
- Electricity Bill
- Proof of ownership
- Water Bill
- GST certificate
- Environmental statement (form-V)
Along with this Manufacturer, for Consent to operate, also have to show a copy of the prior Consent (Consent to establish), the Layout plan for the manufacturing process, and the latest analysis report of solid waste effluent, hazardous waste, and fuel gases.
Procedure for Acquiring a DPCC Consent Certificate
The Consent to Establish and Consent to Operate are granted as per the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, which mandates that "any industry, operation or process or an extension and addition to it, which is likely to discharge sewerage or trade effluent into the environment or likely to emit any air pollution into the atmosphere will have to obtain the Consent."
Filing the Consent Application
The manufacturer first has to register with the DPCC. After Registration, the Applications for Consent Certificates for consent to establish and consent to operate are submitted with required documents and applicable fees.
Inspection of Premises
Following submission of both the applications of consent certificates, the authorised personnel of DPCC conducts a mandatory visit of the premises, to prepare a detailed report.
Grant of DPCC Consent
After the report is scrutinised and reviewed by DPCC, Consent Certificates are granted to the manufacturer for establishing and operating the unit in Delhi.
Different categories of Industries for DPCC Consent
Due to the low Pollution Index, the enterprises considered under the White category are not required to acquire the DPCC Consent Certificate (Consent to establish/Consent to operate) under the Air & Water Acts. They can submit an undertaking to DPCC online and direct the authorised copy of the undertaking within 30 days to DPCC.
The manufacturing units labelled under the Red, Orange, and Green categories only need to apply for Consent to Establish/ Operate under the Air & Water Acts. The period of Consent to establish shall be from one year to seven years, as directed by the state authorities. However, the Consent to Operate / Renewal shall be granted for five years in the case of the Red/Orange Category and ten years in the case of the Green category of Industries.
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