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Overview Regarding the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB)

Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) was established through Punjab Government Notification Number 6186-BR II (4) 75/24146 on July 30, 1975, following the enactment of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974. PPCB was formed to prevent water pollution and restore the quality of water. Further, with the enactment of other laws, including the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977 and the Environmental (Protection) Act, 1986, the scope of Punjab Pollution Control Board was extended to address the increasing pollution and monitor the waste management of every kind.

Various rules and notifications are regulated and monitored by Punjab Pollution Control Board. Some of them are: -

  1. Fly Ash Notification, 1999 and 2008
  2. The Noise Pollution (Regulation & Control) Rules, 2000
  3. The Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000
  4. The Ozone Depleting Substances (Regulation) Rules, 2000
  5. Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006
  6. Batteries (Management and Handling) Amendment Rules, 2010
  7. Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016
  8. The Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016
  9. Construction & Demolition Waste Management Rules, 2016
  10. The Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016
  11. The E-waste (Management) Rules 2016
  12. The Hazardous and Other Wastes Rules, 2016

Documents required for acquiring Consent Certificates by Punjab Pollution Control Board

Documents for Consent to Establish

While the application for a Consent Certificate is filed under Air and Water Rules, some mandatory documents are needed by Punjab Pollution Control Board. The documents that are to be attached include:-

For Red/Orange/Green Category: -

  1. Site/location plan of the industry
  2. Land/site documents which may include rent or lease agreement
  3. SSI Certificate
  4. Copy of partnership/ Memorandum of Article of Association
  5. Certificate of Revenue Authority/ undertaking that industry is established in Industrial Area or allotment letter of the designated authority
  6. Hazardous Waste Management details
  7. Schematic diagram
  8. Manufacturing process
  9. Details of water and wastewater balance
  10. Details of material balance
  11. Auditor’s certificate
  12. Consent fee under Water and Air Acts
  13. Groundwater clearance
  14. Sewage treatment plant
  15. Effluent treatment plant
  16. Air pollution control measures
  17. Risk assessment report
  18. Environmental clearance (if applicable)

Document required for Consent to Operate

  1. Details of the manufacturing process in the form of a flow chart
  2. Proof of date commissioning of the industry
  3. Compliance report on the No Objection Certificate (NOC)/Certificate to Establish conditions
  4. Completion certificate of Effluent Treatment Plant/Air Pollution Control devices along with dimensional drawing
  5. Location plan of Effluent Treatment Plant/Air Pollution Control devices with stipulated colours: -
    1. Effluent Channel-Red Colour
    2. Domestic Sewer-Dotted Black Ink
    3. Fresh Water-Blue Colour
    4. Recirculation Water Channel-Green Colour
    5. Storm Water-Orange Colour
  6. Completion Certificate
  7. Audited balance sheet
  8. Information on changes in the effluents from the industry
  9. Information on changes in the emissions from the industry
  10. Information on manufactured product
  11. Information on amendments in the name of the management/Board of Directors
  12. Analysis report of the wastewater treatment plant
  13. The compliance report on the latest consent/renewal of consent under the Water and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act

Annual report as stipulated under Hazardous Waste Management Rules

Validity Procedure of Consent Certificates by Punjab Pollution Control Board

Under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, the validity period for the Consent to Establish will be one year. Furthermore, for Consent to Operate, all industries will be granted authorisation forfive years except for green industries, which will have ten years of validity.

Procedure for acquiring Consent Certificate from PPCB

The procedure for obtaining a consent certificate from Punjab Pollution Control Board is regulated under the Water Act and the Air Act, 1981.

Filing an application

Manufacturers of the large, medium and small-scale industries must submit the application in the prescribed format with site details, registration certificate, etc. This completed application has to be submitted to the Punjab Pollution Control Board along with the documents and applicable fees.

Review of application

 

After the application is submitted, the application and the attached documents are scrutinised by the state-level consent committee as per the stipulated guidelines.

Inspection

Reviewing the application is followed by an inspection by authorised personnel, which, when it is concluded, the inspection report is framed.

Grant of certificate

At last, when the inspection report is up to the criteria set by the state-level consent committee, the manufacturer is granted the consent certificate. A copy of the consent certificate is endorsed to the Department of Factories, Punjab.

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