ACTIVITIES OF THE BOARD

Activities under Water and Air Acts:
  1. Assessment and monitoring the quality of water and wastewater.
  2. Assessment and monitoring the quality of ambient air and stack emissions.
  3. Inspection of sites proposed for setting up of industries to verify the suitability of the same from environmental point of view.
  4. Water bodies monitoring under National Water Quality Monitoring (NWQM) Programme.
  5. Ambient air quality monitoring under National Air Monitoring Programme (NAMP).
  6. Offering guidance to industries and local bodies on statutory provisions.
  7. Issue of “Consents to Establish” and “Consents to Operate” in respects of industries, mining projects specified developmental projects and municipal bodies.
  8. Inspection of industries and local bodies.
Activities under the Environment (Protection) Act and Rules:
  1. Hazardous Waste Management :
  • Identification of Sources
  • Characterisation & Quantification of Wastes
  • Enforcement of provisions of the Rules
  • Monitoring of compliance to standards
  1. Bio-Medical Waste Management :
  • Identification of Sources
  • Characterisation & Quantification of Wastes
  • Enforcement of Provisions of the Rules
  • Monitoring of Compliance to Standards
  1. Municipal Solid Waste Management :
  • Identification of Sources
  • Characterisation & Quantification of Wastes
  • Enforcement of provisions of the Rules
  • Monitoring of Compliance to Standards
  1. Batteries Management :
  • Identification of Sources
  • Characterisation & Quantification of Wastes
  • Enforcement of Provisions of the Rules
  • Monitoring of Compliance to Standards
  1. Plastic Waste Management :
  • Identification of Plastic manufacturing units
  •  Characterisation & Quantification of Wastes
  • Enforcement of Provisions of the Rules in respect of manufacturing
  • Monitoring of Compliance to Standard
  1. E-Waste Management :
  • Identification of Sources
  • Characterisation & Quantification of Wastes
  • Enforcement of Provisions of the Rules
  • Monitoring of Compliance to Standards
  1. Noise Pollution Management :
  • Identification of Sources in respect of industries.
  • Enforcement of Provisions of the Rules in respect of industries.
  • Monitoring the Compliance of Standards by industries.
  • Monitoring of ambient noise in Industrial/Commercial/Residential areas.
  1. Environmental Impact Assessment :
  • Conduct of Environmental Public Hearing in respect of industries, development projects, etc. requiring Environmental Clearance under the Environmental Impact Assessment Notification dated 14th September, 2006

Activities under the Water Cess Act:  
  • The levy, assessment and collection of a cess on water consumed by persons carrying on certain industries and by local authorities
  • Crediting the proceeds of the water cess levied to the Consolidated Fund of India for the purpose of prevention of water pollution.

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