Overview Regarding the Haryana Pollution Control Board
The HPCB (Haryana Pollution Control Board) was established via government notification Number 3677-P.W. IV (4) 74/33298, published on 19 September 1974. The board was set up following the enactment of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, Haryana Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Rules, 1983 and Haryana Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Rules, 1983. Furthermore, HPCB was constituted to implement the guidelines provided under environmental laws in Haryana.
HPCB also oversees the proper implementation of other rules framed by the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEF), including hazardous waste, bio-medical waste, recycled plastic, control of noise pollution, municipal solid waste and protection of the ozone layer that is mandated under the Environmental (Protection) Act, 1986.
The objective of the Haryana Pollution Control Board
The Air and Water Act has stipulated Haryana Pollution Control Board to fulfil many objectives, including: -
- HPCB has a responsibility to limit the pollution generated at the source keeping in mind the techno-economic possibility for effluents and emissions;
- Further, the board also has to ensure that water bodies situated near the industries are not polluted by pollutants released;
- Promote the reuse and recycling of pollutants after proper treatment;
- Planning the location of the industries in such a way that ensures the least damage to the environment;
The HPCB also regulates water and air pollution and reinstates the quality of these natural resources.
The Consent Certificates provided by HPCB
The Haryana Pollution Control Board issues a consent certificate in two steps. First is Consent to Establish, which is authorised at the time of the establishment of industry. Every industry must obtain Consent to Establish. The second is Consent to Operate, granted once the industry is established and ready to operate.
The consent certificates are given under the different categories of industries that are decided as per the amount of pollution caused. The different categories of industries are as follows –
The Red Category - which causes the maximum amount of pollution with a Pollution Index (PI) higher than 60
The Orange Category - has a Pollution Index higher than 40 but less than 60The Green Category - with a Pollution Index between 21 and 40
The White Category - has a minimum Pollution Index of up to 20
Documents required for acquiring Consent Certificates by Haryana Pollution Control Board
Documents for Consent to Establish
Under Air and Water Act, while filing for application for Consent to Establish by the Haryana Pollution Control Board, the following documents are to be attached:-
- Online application
- Proof of fees deposited for consent certificate
- CA certificate
- A covering requisition letter regarding the updates of the industry and activities clearly
- Documents related to registration of property like sale and lease deeds
- Memorandum of Articles/Article of Association(AoA) or Registered Partnership deed
- Site plan
- Schematic diagram relating to the distance of water bodies, roads, and so on
- Details relating to the production/manufacturing process
- Comprehensive details of water and wastewater balance
- Comprehensive details of the material balance of each product
- Land use classification certificate
- Auditor’s certificate
- Consent fee under Water and Air Acts to be paid to Haryana State Pollution Control Board
- Groundwater clearance from the competent authority
- The design scheme of the Sewage Treatment Plant (STP)
- Air pollution control measures implemented by the industry
- Material safety data sheets like Risk Assessment Report/Onsite emergency preparedness plan/Off-site emergency preparedness plan
- Environmental clearance from the state authority
Document required for Consent to Operate
- Online consent application
- Authority letter or Power of Attorney
- Proof of fees deposited for consent certificate
- Compliance statement on the certificate to establish
- Audited balance sheet
- Complete details of actual manufactured product
- Complete details of amendments in the effluents from the industry
- Information on amendments in the emissions from the industry
- Comprehensive details of amendments in the name of the management/Board of Directors
- Analysis report of the wastewater treatment plant used by the industry
- Analysis report of the stack monitoring and noise level
- Compliance report of Consent to Establish
- Compliance report on the latest consent/renewal of consent under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981
Details on the mode of payment of consent fees under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981
Procedure for acquiring Consent Certificates from HPCB
The procedure for acquiring Consent Certificates from the Haryana Pollution Control Board is governed under the Water Act and the Air Act, 1981, Rule 22 of Haryana Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Rules, 1983 and Rule 15 of Haryana Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Rules, 1983.
Filing an Application
Manufacturers must apply in the prescribed format through the online portal of Haryana Enterprise Promotion Centre, along with requisite fees and required documents. Along with applying CTE, one also has to submit performance security.
Reviewing the application
Once the application is submitted through the online platform, the application and the attached documents are scrutinised as per the guidelines stipulated by Haryana Pollution Control Board.
After the application review by the authorities, an official visits the site for field inspection. Based on this, the inspection report is framed. Field inspection is only required when the manufacturer is filing for Consent to Operate.
Grant of Certificate
Further, the report is analysed. If the inspection report for the operation of the industry is up to the standards set, then the applicant is granted the consent certificate.
The registration process Plastic Waste Management through PWM Registration
Extended Producers Responsibility for Plastic Waste is given to PIBOs.As per PWM Rules, 2016, Producers/Importers and Brand Owners' accountability must be fulfilled by instituting a system for waste management while involving local bodies.
Barring this, it is also mandated that PIBOs with operations in more than two states must obtain authorisation registration from Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). Also, Producers, Importers and Brand Owners who have operations in one or two states are required to obtain authorisation registration from Pollution Control Committee (PCC)/State Pollution Control Board (SPCB).EPR is needed for Plastic Waste Management through PWM Registration.
- The registration for Extended Producer Responsibility for plastic waste is applied through the online portal of the CPCB/SPCB or PCC (Pollution Control Committee).
- Producers or importers must register with the CPCB to acquire an EPR by filling out Form-I. One needs to provide general information, including the Name of the Organisation, Address, and Basic Information of the applications (Name and designation of the person authorised, Contact Details of the Authorised person), Total Production Capacity, etc.
- Along with the application, PIBOs also have to submit the mandatory documents.
- Producers, Importers, and Brand Owners must submit the EPR Action Plan containing the strategies. This is submitted to fulfil the state-wide EPR target, which will be submitted for each state/UT.
EPR Target (as a percentage of Q-Category-wise)
- Once the application is submitted to the mandated authority, it is scrutinised and reviewed. Subsequently, it gets finalised within seven working days of the receipt of the application, which is mandatory to get Plastic Waste Management through PWM Registration.
- Suppose there is any default in the submitted form or documents. In that case, the Central Pollution Control Board/State Pollution Control Board or Pollution Control Committee sends the submitted form back to the PIBOs. This form has to be reverted within thirty days. If environmental authorities receive no information within the given time frame, the authorisation application will be considered withdrawn.
Documents submitted while filling out the application form
(a) GST or invoice as proof of sale
(b) Action Plan documents for fulfilling EPR liability
- If required, a document issued by urban local bodies/concerned state authorities related to the appointment of PIBOs/Waste Management Authority
- Registration issued by Pollution Control Committee or the State Pollution Control Board to Plastic Waste Processing Facility to be engaged with for plastic waste processing.
- If required, a copy of an agreement of Producers/Importers/Brand Owners/Waste Management Authoritywith Plastic Waste Processing Facility.
- If required, a copy of an agreement of PIBOSwith the Waste Management Authority.
(c) In case the plant has a production facility, District Industries Centre (DIC) is required
(d) Authorised consent certificate is required under Air & Water Act if the unit has a production facility
Registration Process for PRO Authorisation
Documents & Fee Submission
For PRO Authorisation, the applicant must fill out an application form and all required documents. The documents must mention the details of its channel partners, aggregators and logistic partners. Details of capacity (collection, storage, and transportation), collection mechanism and toll-free number must be provided.
Document Scrutiny by CPCB
CPCB verifies the application and responds with a checklist within 25 days in case of an incomplete application.
Grant of EPR authorisation
CPCB issues PRO Authorisation within 60 days. The registration stands valid for five years. The Member Secretary is the approving authority.
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