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Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board 

The AP Pollution Control Board (APPCB) is a government agency dedicated to the promotion of environmental conservation and pollution control. It was established in 1976. The Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board has been providing excellent services to the people of Andhra Pradesh since its inception. It is one of the largest environmental regulatory boards in India that regulates industrial activities and ensures compliance with different environmental norms and regulations regarding pollution control, waste management, water quality etc.

The APPCB not only provides technical assistance to industries but also publishes guidelines for better management of wastes generated by industries so that they do not pollute the air and water resources of Andhra Pradesh.

The APPCB’s main functions include:

  1. Issuing clearances for industrial units and establishments;
  2. Formulating rules, regulations and policies on environmental protection and pollution control;
  3. Monitoring factories and industries for compliance with environmental legislation;
  4. Providing technical support to industries;
  5. Conducting workshops and training programs on environment protection principles and practices;
  6. Providing technical advice to industries on pollution control techniques and technologies;

Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board NOC

  1. Consent to Establish- Before creating any industry, plant, or process, the consent to establish must be obtained.
  2. Consent to Operate- The units are required to get consent to operate once the Industry, Plant, or Process is established in accordance with mandatory pollution control systems.

Rules and regulations of Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board

The main aim of the APPCB is to ensure that pollution does not cause any harm to health or the environment. The board has been established to safeguard the interests of the people, industries and other organizations in this regard. The following rules and regulations have been made by the board:

  1. Permit to discharge waste into water bodies
  2. Permit to release effluents into atmosphere
  3. Permit for construction work
  4. Permit for garbage collection
  5. The Board has also formulated a scheme for treatment of industrial waste.
  6. PCB has also formulated a scheme for disposal of effluent generated from industrial activities such as tanneries, chemical industry and refineries.

Documents required for the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board

For Consent for Establishment

  1. Map indicating the site location with approach road including adjacent areas on all four sides duly marking nearby villages, water tanks, forests, other sensitive areas like hospitals, schools, temples etc.
  2. Site layout plan
  3. Detailed Flow Chart indicating sources of waste water generation, treatment and disposal; air emissions and control systems; hazardous waste generation and disposal.
  4. No objection / license from local body i.e., Gram Panchayat, Zilla Parishad, Municipality or Municipal Corporation,
  5. Copies of Final Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Clearance (EC).

For Consent for Operate

  • Index/Site Plan
  • Topo Map
  • Detailed layout plan of different processes and point source of Emissions and position of Stacks and Chimneys.
  • Process Flow Sheet
  • Latest analysis report
  • Details of Air Pollution Control devices provided or proposed
  • Ambient Air Quality Report (TF available)
  • CFE Copy along with implementation for Specified condition

Procedure To Obtain Environmental Clearance For Industrial Purpose

The procedure to obtain environmental clearance certificate for industrial purpose is as follows:

  1. Prepare a project report. The project report should contain all the information about the industry and its proposed activities, including a list of potential impacts on the environment.
  2. Obtain approval from higher authorities. If you are planning to develop an industrial activity, you will need to apply for Environmental Clearance from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). You will also need to apply for Permission under Section 29(1) of Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2010 issued by Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF). This is called Environmental Permission under EIA Notification 2010. A separate application may be required for each aspect of your proposed project, including waste management and disposal system etc.
  3. Prepare an EIA Notification 2010 application form and submit it along with all other documents required for your project such as maps, plans and proposals etc.

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