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Overview of the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board

UPPCB (Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board) was constituted on February 3, 1975, under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, as U.P. Water Pollution Prevention. It waslater changed to Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board after enacting the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, on July 13, 1982. Furthermore, apart from the Air and Water Act, the UPPCB is also responsiblefor the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977 and Environmental Protection Act, 1986and the accompanying rules. It is a statutory body delegated the obligation to properly implement laws and rules relating to Environment Protection under the jurisdiction of Uttar Pradesh.

According to the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, the board’s primary function is to prevent, control, and decrease air and water pollution. UPPCB provides guidelines for the industries and manufacturing plants to follow while setting up the industry to ensure a clean environment.

Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board has jurisdiction over its 25 regional offices spread throughout the state, with its Head Office at Lucknow.

Functions of Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board

Various functions of the UPPCB are dictated under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977, and the Environmental Protection Act, 1986. Some of these functions are: -

  • One of the primary functions of the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board is to grant No Objection Certificates (NOC) to the industries which are to be established or are newly established.
  • Under Section 21 of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and Sections 25 and 26 of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, UPPCB is given the power to issue a consent certificate.
  • Collecting and assessing water cess under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977
  • Assessing the air quality

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Documents required for acquiring Consent Certificates by Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board

Documents for Consent to Establish

Under Air and Water Act, while filing for application for Consent to Establish, the following documents are needed to be attached:-

  1. A covering requisition letter regarding the updates of the industry and activities clearly
  2. Sale and lease deeds
  3. Memorandum of Articles or registered partnership deed
  4. Layout plan
  5. Schematic diagram
  6. Manufacturing process
  7. Details of water and wastewater balance
  8. Details of material balance
  9. Land use classification
  10. Auditor’s certificate
  11. Consent fee under Water and Air Acts
  12. Groundwater clearance
  13. Sewage Treatment Plant proposal
  14. Effluent Treatment plant proposal
  15. Air pollution control measures
  16. Material safety data sheets (Risk assessment report/ Onsite emergency preparedness plan/Off-site emergency preparedness plan)
  17. Environmental clearance

Document required for Consent to Operate

  1. Compliance statement on the Certificate to Establish
  2. Audited balance sheet
  3. Details of actual product manufactured
  4. Details of amendments in the effluents from industry
  5. Details of amendments in the emissions from the industry
  6. Details of amendments in the name of the management/Board of Directors
  7. Analysis report of the wastewater treatment plant
  8. Analysis report of the stack monitoring, AAQ, and noise level
  9. Compliance report
  10. 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 and mode of payment of consent fees under the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act

Procedure for acquiring Consent Certificate from UPPCB

The process for obtaininga Consent Certificate from Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board is governed bythe Water Act and the Air Act, 1981.

Filing an application

Manufacturers are required to apply in the prescribed format with site details, registration certificate, etc. This application has to be submitted along with the documents and applicable fees.

 

 Review of application

Once the application is submitted to General Manager, DIC, and Regional officials, the application and the attached documents are scrutinised as per the stipulated guidelines.

  Inspection

After the application review by the authorities, an official visit the site for field inspection based on which the inspection report is framed.

 Grant of Certificate

Further, the report is scrutinised. If the inspection report is up to the standards set, then the manufacturer is granted the consent Certificate by Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board.

How can Enterclimate assist you? 

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Our team of experts assists in the process of applying to establish a new business.

Provide solutions in all environmental clearance procedures

Enterclimate provides solutions for all forms of No Objection Certificates/licenses provided by the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board.

Comprehensive guidance during the renewal process

Enterclimate also provides comprehensive guidance through the renewal process stipulated by the UPPCB.

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