CONSENT MANAGEMENT

Under the Provisions of Section 25 & 26 of the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Section 21 of the Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, previous consent of the State Pollution Control Board is mandatory to establish or operate any industry, operation or process, or any treatment and disposal system or an extension or addition thereto by any person.

 
The Consent of the Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board is granted in 2(two) stages:-
  1. Consent to Establish (CTE) – granted for the purpose of establishment of the industry, etc.
  2. Consent to Operate (CTO) – granted for the purpose of operation of the industry, etc.
PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING OF THE CONSENT TO ESTABLISH (CTE)

Every person intending to establish any industry, operation or process, etc. shall make an application for obtaining the prior Consent to Establish from the Board consisting of the following Forms & documents:-

  • FORM ‘A’ – prescribed under Meghalaya Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Rules, 1996.
  • FORM-I – prescribed under Meghalaya Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Rules, 1988.
  • Details of Land (Revenue Survey number, Area, Location, etc.) including land documents, topographical map and site plan.
  • Detailed Project Reports.
  • Layout Plan of factory /premises showing water supply lines, storm drains, sewers for domestic and trade effluent, treatment plant and disposal facilities, etc.
  • Detailed Layout Plan of different processes and point sources of the emission and position of the chimneys.
  • Details of effluent treatment plant and disposal facilities, etc. including specifications and drawings along with flowsheet.
  • Details of proposed Air Pollution Control devices with specifications and drawings.
  • Details of outlets and receiving course/land/well.
  • Ambient Air Quality Report of the proposed site.
  • Description of the manufacturing process with process flowsheet.
  • Licenses and Certificates (SWA approval, Trading License, Mining License, NOC from Forest, NOC from Local Headman, etc.)
  • Consent Fee.
  • Other relevant documents.
MANNER OF DISPOSAL OF APPLICATION FOR GRANT OF CONSENT TO ESTABLISH (CTE)
  • The period of processing and disposal of the application for CTE is 120 days from the date of receipt of application complete in all respect.

  • Upon receipt of complete application, inspection of the site is made to assess its feasibility/suitability for establishment of the industry in terms of abatement and prevention of pollution of the surrounding environment.

  • The application is processed taking into consideration the pollution potential of the proposal, nature of pollutants and pollution load to be discharged, nature of receiving environment, adequacy of proposed pollution control systems.

  • Processed applications are further scrutinized by the Consent Committee for grant or otherwise of the Consent to Establish.

  • The Consent to Establish is granted with conditions to be fulfilled before commencement of operation of the industry, etc.

  • The Consent to Establish is valid for a period of 1(one) year and is to be renewed annually till such time the establishment work is completed.

PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING OF THE CONSENT TO OPERATE (CTO)

The occupier of the industry shall apply for the Consent to Operate at least 3(three) months before commissioning of the industrial plant, operation or process, etc. The application for Consent to Operate shall be made in plain paper to be accompanied by the following documents:-

  • Detailed report of compliance to the terms and conditions of the Consent to Establish.

  • Performance test Certificate from the concerned Consultant to ensure that the pollution control devices/systems installed meet the prescribed emission/effluent standards.

  • Consent Fee.

MANNER OF DISPOSAL OF APPLICATION FOR GRANT OF CONSENT TO OPERATE (CTO)
  • Upon receipt of the complete application for Consent to Operate, physical verification of compliance to the terms & conditions of Consent to Establish is made.

  • Monitoring of emission and effluent is carried out to ensure compliance to the standards.

  • Consent to Operate is granted or otherwise depending on merit of compliance.

  • The Consent to Operate is conditional and valid for a period of 1(one) year and is renewable annually.

PROCEDURES FOR GRANT OF CONSENT TO NON-POLLUTING INDUSTRIES (SMALL/COTTAGE)

In respect of industries falling under the category of non-polluting industries in the small/cottage scale, the procedure of making an application for Consent is Simplified as under:-

  • Application is to be submitted in a Simplified prescribed Format, to be accompanied by an application fee of Rs. 300/- (Rupees Three hundred) only, Project Report/Profile, Site Plan and NOC from Local Headman.
  • The Consent is granted for both establishment and operation and subject to random verification to be made from time to time to ensure that the industry does not generate any pollutants.
CATEGORY OF INDUSTRY ACCORDING TO POLLUTION POTENTIAL
INDUSTRIES UNDER “RED” CATEGORY:

Heavily or highly polluting industries /activities requiring CONSENT/AUTHORISATION from the State Pollution Control Board.

A.   Industries identified by MoEF, GOI as heavily polluting.
  1. Aluminium smelter
  2. Cement
  3. Chlor alkali
  4. Copper Smelter
  5. Distillery including Fermentation industry
  6. Dyes and Dye-intermediates
  7. Fertilizer
  8. Iron and Steel (Involving processing from ore/crap/Integrated steel plants)
  9. Oil refinery (Mineral oil or Petro Refineries)
  10. Pesticides (Technical) (excluding formulation)
  11. Petrochemicals (Manufacture of and not merely use of as raw material)
  12. Pharmaceuticals (Basic) Excluding formulation)
  13. Pulp & Paper (Paper manufacturing with or without pulping)
  14. Sugar (excluding Khandsari)
  15. Tanneries
  16. Thermal power plants
  17. Zinc smelter

B.   Industries manufacturing following products or carrying out following activities:

  1. Anodizing
  2. Asbestos and asbestos-based industries
  3. Automobiles manufacturing /assembling
  4. Ceramic/refractories
  5. Chemical, petrochemical and electrochemical including manufacture of acids such as sulphuric Acid, Nitric Acid, Phosphoric Acid etc.
  6. Chlorates, perchlorates and peroxides
  7. Chlorine, Flurorine, bromine, iodine and their compounds
  8. Coke making, coal liquefaction, coal tar distillation or fuel gas making
  9. Common Effluent Treatment Plant
  10. Dry coal processing/Mineral processing industries like ore sintering, palletization, etc.
  11. Explosives including detonators fuses etc.
  12. Fermentation industry including manufacture of yeast, beer etc.
  13. Fire crackers
  14. Foundries
  15. Glass and Fibre glass production and processing (excluding moulding)
  16. Glue and gelatine
  17. Heavy Engineering
  18. Hospitals including Nursing Homes
  19. Hot Mix plants
  20. Hydrocyanic acid and its derivatives
  21. Incineration plants
  22. Industrial carbon including electrodes and graphite blocks, activated carbon, carbon black etc.
  23. Industrial or inorganic gases namely (a) Chemical gases: Acetylene, Hydrogen, Chlorine, fluorine, ammonia, sulphur Dioxide, Ethylene, Hydrogen sulphide, Phosphine, (b) Hydrocarbon Gases: Methane, Butane, ethane, Propane
  24. Industry or process involving electroplating operations
  25. Industry or process involving foundry operations
  26. Industry or process involving metal treatment or process such as picking, paint stripping, heat treatment, phosphating or finishing etc.
  27. Lead re-processing & manufacturing including lead smelting
  28. Lime manufacturing
  29. Lubricating oils, greases or petroleum – based products
  30. Milk processing and diary products (Integrated Project)
  31. Mining and ore-beneficial.
  32. Organic Chemical manufacturing
  33. Parboiled rice mills
  34. Paints and varnishes (excluding blending/mixing)
  35. Petroleum products manufacturing & oil/crude oil/resides reprocessing
  36. phosphate rock processing plants
  37. Phosphorous and its compounds
  38. Photographic films and chemicals
  39. Pigments and intermediates
  40. Potable alcohol (IMFL) by blending or distillation of alcohol
  41. Power generating plants (excluding D. G. Sets)
  42. Processes involving chlorinated hydrocarbon
  43. Ship-breaking
  44. Slaughter houses and meat processing units.
  45. Steel and steel products including coke plants involving use of any of the equipment such as blast furnaces, open hearth furnace, induction furnace or arc furnace, etc. or any of the operation or processes such as heat treatment, acid pickling rolling or galvanizing etc.
  46. Stone Crushers
  47. Surgicals and medical products involving prophalacties and latex
  48. Synthetic detergent and soap
  49. Synthetic fiber including rayon, tyre cord, polyester filament yarn
  50. Synthetic rubber excluding moulding
  51. Tobacco products including cigarettes and tobacco processing
  52. Vegetable oils including solvent extracted oils, hydro-generated oils
  53. Yarn textile processing involving scouring, bleaching, dyeing, printing or any effluent/emission generating process.
NOTE:
  1. The list of industries under the above mentioned category is subject to alteration or revision as deemed necessary by the Board from time to time.
  2. For industries/industrial activities which do not appear in any of the above categories, decision with regard to the categorization will be taken by the office of the Board.

INDUSTRIES UNDER “ORANGE’ CATEGORY:

Moderately polluting industries/activities requiring CONSENT/AUTHORISATION from the State Pollution Control Board.

  1. Automobile servicing and repair station
  2. Brick manufacturing
  3. Cashewnut processing Plants (dry process)
  4. Cement Clinker grinding units
  5. Cotton ginning, spinning and weaving
  6. Fish processing
  7. Flour mills (excluding domestic Ata Chakki)
  8. Food Additives, nutrients and flavours
  9. Food including fruits and vegetable processing
  10. Fragrances and industrial perfumes
  11. Hotels and restaurants
  12. Instant tea/coffee, coffee processing
  13. Khandsari sugar
  14. Laboratory chemicals involving distillation, purification process
  15. Laboratory-wares
  16. Lead-acid battery reconditioning/assembling
  17. Malted food
  18. Manufacture of mirror from sheet glass and photo framing
  19. Manufacturing or synthetic detergent intermediates (other than formulated synthetic detergent products).
  20. Manufacture of soaps (process generating trade effluent)
  21. Metal treatment or process involving surface coating and paint baking
  22. Non-alcoholic beverages (soft drinks)
  23. NPK Fertilisers/Granulation
  24. Organic nutrients
  25. Pesticides/Insecticides/Fungicides/Herbicides/Agrochemical formulation
  26. Petroleum product crude oil storage and transfer excluding cross-country pipeline
  27. Pharmaceuticals formulation
  28. Plywood and Board manufacturing
  29. Pre-boiled rice mills
  30. Pulping and fermenting of coffee beans
  31. Pulverizing units
  32. Surgical and medicals products involving effluent/emission generating processes
  33. Tyres and tubes vulcanization, vulcanization, rethreading moulding
  34. Wire drawing (cold process)and bailing straps.
NOTE:
  1. The list of industries under the above mentioned category is subject to alteration or revision as deemed necessary by the Board from time to time.
  2. For industries/industrial activities which do not appear in any of the above categories, decision with regard to the categorization will be taken by the office of the Board.
INDUSTRIES UNDER “GREEN” CATEGORY
A.

Less polluting industries in Small-Scale Cottage/Village category requiring Consent/ Authorisation from the State Pollution Control Board.

  1. Atta-Chakki Mills
  2. Bakery products, biscuits, confectionery
  3. Chilling plants & Cold storage
  4. Dal Mills
  5. Industrial gases viz. air Oxygen, Nitrogen, Argon, Helium, Carbon dioxide, Nityrous oxide.
  6. Manufacture of soaps involving process without generation of trade effluent (saponifaction of fats and fatty acids only)
  7. Medical and Surgical Instruments.
  8. Mineral Water
  9. Polythene, Plastic and P.V.C. goods through injection/extrusion moulding
  10. Water softening and demineralised plants
  11. Manufacture of formulated synthetic detergent products.
B.

Less polluting Industries in Small-Scale, Cottage/Village category requiring only one time NOC from the State Pollution Control Board.

  1. Apparel making
  2. Assembly of air cooler conditioners
  3. Assembly of bicycles, baby carriage and other small non-motorised vehicles
  4. Bamboo and cane products (only dry operations)
  5. Block making for printing
  6. Bulk Cement terminal
  7. Cardboard or corrugated box and paper products (Paper or pulp manufacturing excluded).
  8. Carpet weaving
  9. Cotton and woolen hosiery
  10. Electronics and Electrical goods
  11. Electronics equipments (assembly)
  12. Footwear (rubber and PVC)
  13. Fountains pens.
  14. Garments stitching, tailoring.
  15. Gold and silver smithy.
  16. Gold and silver thread zari works.
  17. Groundnut decorticating (dry)
  18. Ice cream or Ice making.
  19. Insulation and other coated papers (Paper or pulp manufacturing excluded).
  20. Jobbing and machining.
  21. Leather footwear and leather products excluding tanning and hide processing.
  22. Light engineering.
  23. Musical instruments manufacturing.
  24. Oil ginning/ expelling (no hydrogenation/ zari refining).
  25. Optical frames.
  26. Paint (by mixing process only).
  27. Paper pins and U-clips.
  28. Plastic & PVC processed goods.
  29. Power looms/ handlooms (without dyeing & bleaching).
  30. Printing press- offset printing.
  31. Radio assembling.
  32. Rice Mullors.
  33. Rope (cottons and plastics).
  34. Scientific and mathematical instruments.
  35. Shoelace manufacturing.
  36. Sports goods.
  37. Steeping and processing of grains.
  38. Supari (Betelnut) and masala grinding.
  39. Thermometer making.
  40. Wasting of used sand by hydraulic discharge.
  41. Toys making.
  42. Rubber goods industry.
  43. Spice grinding.
NOTE:
  1. The list of industries under the above mentioned category is subject to alteration or revision as deemed necessary by the Board from time to time.
  2. For industries/industrial activities which do not appear in any of the above categories, decision with regard to the categorization will be taken by the office of the Board.
NON-POLLUTING CATEGORY
A.

Non-polluting Industrial activities in Small-Scale, Cottage/Village category not requiring NOC or Consent from the State Pollution Control Board.

  1. Tailoring/garment making.
  2. Handloom weaving.
  3. Furniture (wooden & steel).
  4. Assembly of domestic electrical and electronic appliances/equipment.
  5. Candles.
  6. Carpentry (excluding saw mill).
  7. Manufacturing of steel trunks and suitcases.
NOTE:
  1. The list of industries under the above mentioned category is subject to alteration or revision as deemed necessary by the Board from time to time.
  2. For industries/industrial activities which do not appear in any of the above categories, decision with regard to the categorization will be taken by the office of the Board.
    STATUS OF POLLUTION CONTROL IN THE LARGE AND MEDIUM INDUSTRIES OF 17 CATEGORIES

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