The Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Control Board was established as per a notification on the 8th of March, 1987 under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act of 1974. The Board has been carrying out its responsibilities under the terms of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act of 1974 and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act of 1981. The Board was given additional responsibility in order to pass the Environment (Protection) Act of 1986 (EPA). the EPA has a vast regulatory and developmental domain in the subject of Environment Management, which is an umbrella Act and many Rules enacted under this Act from time to time addressing the various aspects of pollution.
Objectives of the Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Control Board (JKPCB) Registration?
J&K State Pollution Control Board is a statutory authority that was established in 1987 under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and is vested with powers under that act, as well as the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, and the Environment Protection Act, 1986, and various Rules made thereunder, to abate and control environmental pollution. The main gaol’s of this board are as follows:
- Control of Industrial production in the state through the issuance of permits under the Air and Water Acts for the construction and operation of industrial units.
- To record and share information about noise, water, and air pollution and how to prevent and regulate it.
- Granting Authorization in accordance with the 2008 Hazardous Waste (Management, Handling, and Transboundary Movement) Rules Regulations created y the Environment Protection Act of 1986, including the Biomedical Waste (Management & Handling) Rules and other authorization.
- Implementation of various Environmental Laws.
- To provide the State government with advice on any issue relating to pollution prevention, control, and abatement.
- Industrial units are required to be watched over and monitored.
How are Industries Categorized Under the Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Control Board (JKPCB) Certification?
The Jammu and Kashmir State Pollution Control Committee has released a list of industrial units in accordance with the notification passed by the Central Pollution Control Board and processes broken down into Red, Orange, Green, and White categories, all of which are fully consistent and similar to the serial numbers in the CPCB list, in order to make it easier to work and share information online through the India E-track Web Portal. Several types of units are categorized under the Red category, the Green category, the Orange category, and the White category in the recently modified list.
The State Pollution Control Board must grant industrial units listed under the Red, Orange, and Green categories permission to construct and operate, although those listed under the White category are exempt from these restrictions. Depending on the Pollution Index of the sectors in each zone, the OPCB categorizes industries. The Pollution Index has a scale of 0 to 100, with 100 denoting the most pollutant emissions from units. The following industries are divided into categories:
- Red Category: Pollution Index of 60 or more.
- Orange Category: Calculating from 41 to 59 on the Pollution index.
- Green Category: Calculating from 21 to 40 for the Pollution Index.
- White Category: Pollution Index up to less than 20.
What Consent is required under the Jammu & Kashmir State Pollution Control Board (JKPCB) Compliance?
- Consent to Establish (CTE)
All industrial projects and units that fall into the Red, Orange, or Green Categories under the consent management guidelines of the Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Control Board, are required to get a Consent to Establish (CTE) Certificate from the Board. This Consent to Establish Certificate means that the business entity has the permission of the Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Control Board to complete the infrastructure requirements of the proposed business, such as constructing the factory premises/commercial building & install the required machinery and other equipment. The CTE certificate is generally issued for one year, which can be extended further. Once everything is ready & primed, the business entity may then apply for Consent to Operate (CTO). The industrial units falling under the White Category are excused from getting consent certificates CTE & CTO. Instead, they just need to notify the Board, which is sufficient.
After the completion of infrastructure & material requirements of the business process, when the business set-up is ready to get operational, the applicant is required to apply for & get the Consent to Operate (CTO) certificate from the Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Control Board Certificate. The validity of this certificate is 5 years for the red/orange category & 10 years for the green category of business activities.
Document required for Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Control Board (JKPCB) NOC
- Certificate of Incorporation (CIN)/ GST
- Site plan
- Plant layout plan, showing stack, drains, green belts, solid waste-disposal space and details of pollution control space etc.
- Registration of Industries department/J&K Govt./Govt. of India
- Details of the manufacturing process and flow sheet.
- Industrial Project Report.
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