Under Section 25 of the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and amendments thereof and under Section 21 of the Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and amendments thereof no person shall establish or operate any industrial plant / operation / process / any treatment or disposal system without previous consent of the Board.


How to Apply ?

I. Procedure for filing and processing Consent for Establishment under Water (prevention & control of pollution) Act, 1974 and Air (prevention & control of pollution) Act, 1981 applications:

The A P Pollution Control Board had formulated guidelines for establishment of certain category of industries and distance to be maintained from the National Highway, State Highway, District Roads, Village Roads and Human habitation so as to minimize the adverse impacts of the project on the surrounding environment. The proponent has to select a suitable site for the proposed industry considering the guidelines.

After selecting the site as per above guidelines, the occupier of industry/activity/project uploads the CFE application along with prescribed fee and required documents (list given below) online through the " Single Desk Portal " - www.apindustries.gov.in

Internal processing of application:

  • On receipt of online application, the official of concerned Regional Office (RO), APPCB inspects the site, its surroundings and prepare a report on the proposed project covering various pollution aspects of the project. Inspection of the industry/activity is completed within 72 hours of receipt of application from Single Desk Portal.
  • As per the delegation of powers, the applications are processed at RO level or they are forwarded along with the inspection report to the Zonal Office (ZO)/ Head Office (HO) for processing.

The delegation of powers can be viewed here: < Click here >

  • The official may before or after inspection seek additional information through Single Desk Portal from the applicant for the purpose of processing the application.
  • The RO/ZO/HO of APPCB process application as per delegated powers within the stipulated timelines.
  • The proposals are placed before the CFE committees of the Board for examination and for recommendations.
  • The decision (issue of consent/rejection of application) on approval is communicated and the approval order/rejection order is uploaded in the Single Desk Portal within the stipulated timelines for the user to download. The Rejection order contains the reasons for rejection.

Timelines :

Category Stipulated Time
Green 7 days
Orange 15 days
Red 21 days

List of documents:

  • Map indicating the site location with approach road including adjacent areas on all four sides duly marking nearby villages, water tanks (cheruvus / kuntas), forests, other sensitive areas like hospitals, schools, temples etc. or topo plan or Google map or IP/ IE / IDA layout duly marking the location of the industry.
  • Site layout plan drawn to the scale clearly showing the greenbelt provision.
  • Detailed process description along with a Flow Chart indicating sources of waste water generation, treatment and disposal; air emissions and control systems; hazardous waste generation and disposal.
  • For Brick kiln units, the no objection / license from local body i.e., Gram Panchayat, Zilla Parishad, Municipality or Municipal Corporation, as per theG.O.Ms.No. 80, dt. 22.04.2010 of EFS&T Department, Govt. of AP.
  • For the Industries / Projects listed in EIA Notification, 2006: Copies of Final Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Clearance (EC).
  • In case of expansion: Condition-wise compliance status on conditions stipulated in CFO & HWA order for the existing unit along with latest analysis reports of Stack emissions, AAQ, inlet & outlet of ETP.

Validity: The validity period for CFE order is 7 years.

Note:

  • The APPCB issues the CFE order for a particular site only i.e. CFE order is site specific. Hence, the representative has to show the proposed project site, on the ground during inspection.
  • The proponent is requested to ensure that entire data is filled in the application substantiating with necessary/relevant documents, for hassle free processing of the CFE applications.

II. SIMPLIFICATION IN CASE OF NON – POLLUTING SSI CATEGORY INDUSTRIES: G.O.M.s.No 26 & G.O.Ms.No. 27 dated 19.04.1994 ; G.O.M.s.No.1 & G.O.Ms.No 2 dated 23.05.1995 and G.O.Ms.No.42 dated 01.08.2017 issued by EFS&T Department

SSI Industries (other than 66 categories of polluting industries):
  • The proponent uploads the application along with attachments online through Single Desk Portal.
  • The concerned Regional Officer of APPCB issues an acknowledgment as per the memo dated 08.08.2017 without any inspection and uploads the same in the Single Desk Portal. It serves as consent (CFE / CFO) of APPCB. The acknowledgment issued only once and valid for life period as long as there is no change in the activity and the capacity.
  • All these industries are green category industries.
  • These industries are not inspected under regular monitoring by the officials of APPCB for its compliance, as long as there are no complaints / Court cases.

III. AUTO RENEWAL OF CFE ORDER ON SELF CERTIFICATION / EXTENSION OF VALIDITY PERIOD OF CFE ORDER:

Generally, the CFE orders are being issued with a validity period of 7 years to complete the construction of the industry. A few project proponents are approaching APPCB to extend the validity of CFE order, on one plea or other to complete construction of the project.

In such cases, the project proponent is advised to submit a requisition letter in the prescribed format directly to the Issuing Authority who has issued the said CFE order duly mentioning the progress of construction of the project; reasons for extension of validity; and further period required to complete the project, enclosing a copy of CFE order; photographs of the site indicating the latest status of the project site. The RO/ZO/HO issues auto renewal of CFE order, extending the validity of CFE order for a period of another 7 years without inspection. There will not be any inspection by the Board officials for extending the validity period of the CFE Order.

Circular dated 03.06.2016 and Prescribed Format for Auto renewal / Extension of validity period of CFE.


IV. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT TO INSTALL DG SETS for Information Technology industry / Information Technology Infrastructure / Telecommunication Companies.

The APPCB will issue acknowledgement, which would serve the purpose of consent and there is no need for the industry to obtain periodical renewal of consent till such time that a unit modifies/ changes its line of activity and/ or increases the existing DG set capacity. Application form available in G.O.Ms.No.113, dt. 19.12.2002.

V. PROCEDURE TO OBTAIN ENVIRONMENTAL CLEARANCE (EC):

As per the provisions laid under EIA Notification – 2006, certain projects / activities listed in the notification require to obtain Environmental Clearance (EC) from Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, GoI (MoEF & CC, GOI) or State Level Environmental Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA, AP) depending upon the category of project. The procedure involved in obtaining EC is available at www.moef.nic.in / www.seiaa.ap.nic.in

Guidelines for Industries

Guidelines for Industries

The APPCB follows a set of guidelines in granting Consent for establishment to different industries. The guidelines that different industries have to follow are given below based on the Industry type. Please click on your relevant industry to access guidelines.

Guidelines for Cement Grinding Units :

These siting guidelines are applicable to the units with total investments upto Rs. 10.0 Crores.

These siting guidelines are not applicable for the units proposed in the IEs/IDAs/Industrial Parks/ SEZ etc., and for expansion of the existing units.

The width of buffer zone to be maintained from the Road Land Boundary to the industry shed shall be as following:

Category National Highways State Highways MDR / Village Roads
Orange (Total investment upto Rs. 10 Crores) 25 m 20 m 10 m

The buffer zone shall be permitted to utilise for the following:

  1. Vehicle parking.
  2. Administrative building and security office.
  3. Green belt.
  4. Electrical Substation / transformers.
  5. Fuel Station.
  6. Water supply sumps and
  7. Other non-industrial activities.

The distance between the boundary of the site and human habitation, educational institutions and religious places shall not be less than 300 m.

Minimum area of the site shall be Ac. 1.5.

Greenbelt shall be developed along the boundary of the land, with atleast two rows of tall growing plants such as Conocarpus (Dubai plants) etc., to act as a barrier to mitigate dust pollution.

Bag filter for grinding unit and cement silo shall be provided.

Stone Crushing Units

These siting guidelines are applicable to the units with total investments upto Rs. 10.0 Crores.

These siting guidelines are not applicable for the units proposed in the IEs/IDAs/Industrial Parks/ SEZ etc., and for expansion of the existing units.

The distance between the boundary of the site and boundary of the

i) National Highway shall be -500 m

ii) State High way, MDR and other roads shall be -100 m

The distance between the boundary of the site and human habitation, educational institutions and religious places shall not be less than 500 m.

Preferably located near the quarries.

    Minimum area of land required – 3 acres.

Green belt of width 5 m shall be developed along the boundary of the land, with atleast three rows of tall growing plants such as Conocarpus (Dubai plants) etc., to act as a barrier to mitigate dust pollution. A barricade with steel sheets shall be provided between the Crusher area and the green belt. The height of the barricade shall be 1.0 metre above the highest point of the stone crusher / conveyor belt.

Dairy Units (except Chilling units)

These siting guidelines are applicable to the units with total investments upto Rs. 10.0 Crores.

These siting guidelines are not applicable for the units proposed in the IEs/IDAs/Industrial Parks/ SEZ etc., and for expansion of the existing units.

 The width of buffer zone to be maintained from the Road Land Boundary to the industry shed shall be as following:

S.No

Category National Highways State Highways MDR / Village Roads
1 Red (integrated) 50 m 40 m 20 m
2 Orange (small scale) 25 m 20 m 10 m

 The buffer zone shall be permitted to utilise for the following:

  1. Vehicle parking.
  2. Administrative building and security office
  3. Green belt.
  4. Electrical Substation / transformers.
  5. Fuel Station.
  6. Water supply sumps and
  7. Other non-industrial activities.

The distance between the boundary of the site and human habitation, educational institutions and religious places shall not be less than 300 m.

 Area of the green belt shall be @ one acre to dispose 10 KLD of treated waste water, in addition to the built-up area. (OR)

 The industry can discharge the treated effluents into surrounding fields, after submitting the NOC from the farmers to the Board.

  • New Dairy units shall install bag filters as the control equipment for the boiler(s), if the distance between the boundary of the site and human habitation, educational institutions and religious places is less than 500 m.
  • If, the distance between the boundary of the site of the new Dairy units and human habitation, educational institutions and religious places is equal to or more than 500 m, cyclone / multi-cyclones are sufficient as the control equipment for the boiler(s).
  • If the fuel for the boiler is oil such as diesel, pollution control equipment is not required. Required stack height shall be provided.

LPG Bottling Unit (Upto 100 tonnes storage)

 The distance between the boundary of the site and boundary of any road shall be at least 100 m.

 The distance between the boundary of the site and human habitation (boundary of Town, Village etc.) shall be at least 1 km.

 Total area of land acquired – Ac. 5.0

 On site emergency plan to be prepared before the activity is commenced i.e. before the trial production.

Cashew Processing Unit

Drum Process

 To be located 1 km away from habitation

 No new units to be allowed in Palasa, Kasibugga & Mogilipadu.

 Distance between 2 units shall be 500 m.

 A distance of 500 m shall be maintained between the boundary of site and the edge of National & State Highway.

 A distance of 100 m shall be maintained from boundary of site and Edge of B.T. Roads in the Districts.

Boiling Process (modified guidelines)

In the 5th Board Meeting held on 20.04.2017 vide Resolution No. 97/2017, the Board approved the following revised guidelines for establishment of new Cashew Nut Processing Units:

 To be located 200 m away from habitation.

 No new units to be allowed in Palasa, Kasibugga and Mogilipadu clusters. However, new unit with boiling process will be allowed replacing sick unit in the said clusters where roasting process took place hitherto on submission of the proof of the existence of the old unit from any of the Government departments. Multiple new units in one premises, in place of one sick unit is not allowed.

 De-oiled cashew nut shell / bio-mass shall be used as fuel for the boiler and drier.

Guidelines for Pulverizing Units:

These siting guidelines are applicable to the units with total investments upto Rs. 10.0 Crores.

These siting guidelines are not applicable for the units proposed in the IEs/IDAs/Industrial Parks/ SEZ etc., and for expansion of the existing units.

 The width of buffer zone to be maintained from the Road Land Boundary to the industry shed shall be as following:

Category National Highways State Highways MDR / Village Roads
Orange 25 m 20 m 10 m

 

 The buffer zone shall be permitted to utilise for the following:

  1. Vehicle parking.
  2. Administrative building and security office.
  3. Green belt.
  4. Electrical Substation / transformers.
  5. Fuel Station.
  6. Water supply sumps and
  7. Other non-industrial activities.

 The minimum distance between the boundary of the site and human habitation shall be 300 m.

  Minimum area of the site shall be Ac. 1.5.

 Greenbelt  shall be developed  along the boundary  of the land, with atleast two rows of tall growing plants such as Conocarpus (Dubai plants) etc., to act as a barrier to mitigate dust pollution.

 Bag filter has to be provided for the pulverizer.

Para Boiling Rice Mills

These siting guidelines are applicable to the units with total investments upto Rs. 10.0 Crores.

These siting guidelines are not applicable for the units proposed in the IEs/IDAs/Industrial Parks/ SEZ etc., and for expansion of the existing units.

 The width of buffer zone to be maintained from the Road Land Boundary to the industry shed shall be as following:

S.No

Category National Highways State Highways MDR / Village Roads
1 Red (wastewater generation > 100 KLD or fuel

consumption > 12 MTD or both )

50 m 40 m 20 m
2 Orange (wastewater generation < 100 KLD or fuel consumption < 12 MTD or both ) 25 m 20 m 10 m

 The buffer zone shall be permitted to utilise for the following:

  1. Vehicle parking.
  2. Administrative building and security office.
  3. Green belt.
  4. Electrical Substation / transformers.
  5. Fuel Station.
  6. Water supply sumps and
  7. Other non-industrial activities.

 The distance between the boundary of the site and human habitation, educational institutions and religious places shall not be less 300 m.

 The new units shall not be located in the catchment area of drinking water source.

 Area of the green belt shall be @ one acre to dispose 10 KLD of treated waste water, in addition to the built-up area. (OR)

The industry can discharge the treated effluents into surrounding fields, after submitting the NOC from the farmers to the Board.

 Greenbelt  shall be developed  along the boundary  of the land, with atleast two rows of tall growing plants such as Conocarpus (Dubai plants) etc., to act as a barrier to mitigate dust pollution.

 Rice Husk / Boiler ash shall be stored in a separate closed sheds in one of the corners of the site, away from habitation, educational institutions and religious places and roads.

 Bag filter shall be provided to the Boiler. If the fuel for the boiler is oil such as diesel, pollution control equipment is not required. Required stack height shall be provided.

Pesticide Formulation Units

    No clusters of pesticide formulation units shall be permitted.

 The quality of product (after mixing) shall be ensured and certified by agricultural department before going into commercial production. The certificate shall be produced before the APPCB while applying for CFO or when the unit goes for expansion.

 The proponent has to substantiate the break-up the capital cost so that a proportionate amount is justified for pollution control measures for odour or dust causing products /processes.

 The solid, liquid and gaseous formulation units shall have extraction and scrubbing systems for mitigation of smell or to avoid any accidental leakages of poisonous gases.

 Bag filters shall be installed to trap particulate matter at all dust emission points in the process.

 Dry mopping vacuum cleaning of floor shall be adopted instead of wet floor washing and vessel cleaning as it prevents water contamination.

 Solid waste/drums shall be detoxified and they only disposed off by incineration or to the scrap dealers.

 The unit shall  be located at least a raidal distance of 1 km away from any human habitation excluding APIIC IEs/IDAs.

 All odour causing chemicals in the formulation units shall be stored in a separate place within the premises.

 The units shall have at least 50-80% open area other than the factory built up area.

Sponge Iron Units – Guidelines / Code of practice for Pollution prevention for Sponge Iron Plants (CPCB)

Air Pollution

Stack Emission from Kiln

i) Adequately designed ESP or any other adequate air pollution control system/combination of system should be installed to achieve the prescribed stack emission standards

As installation and operation of Pollution Control Equipment for plants with less than 100 TPD capacity is not economically viable, therefore, it is recommended that plants with less than 100 TPD shall not be permitted in future.

Program for phasing out old plants having capacity less than 100 TPD shall be worked out by the State Pollution Control Board.

ii) All Pollution control equipment should be provided with separate electricity meter and totaliser for continuous recording of power consumption. The amperage of the ID fan should also be recorded continuously. Non-functioning of Pollution control equipment should be recorded in the same logbook along with reasons for not running the Pollution Control Equipment.

iii)  The safety cap/emergency stack of rotary kiln type plant, which is generally installed above the After Burner Chamber (ABC) of feed end column should not be used for discharging untreated emission, bypassing the air pollution control device.

iv)  In order to prevent bypassing of emissions through safety cap and non-operation of ESP or any other pollution control device, software controlled interlocking facility should be provided on the basis of real time data from the plant control system, to ensure stoppage of feed conveyor, so that, feed to the kiln would stop automatically, if safety cap of the rotary kiln is opened or ESP is not in operation. The system should be able to take care of multiple operating parameters and their inter relations to prevent any possibility of defeating the basic objective of the interlock. The system should be foolproof to prevent any kind of tempering. The software based interlocking system, proposed to be installed by industry should be get approved by the concerned State Pollution Control Board, for its adequacy, before installation by the industry.

v)  Mechanical operated system for timely collection and removal of the flue dust generated in ESP or any other pollution control device shall be installed.

Stack Emission from de-dusting units

All de-dusting units should be connected to a stack having a minimum stack height of 30 m. Sampling porthole and platform etc. shall be provided as per CPCB emission regulation to facilitate stack monitoring. De-dusting units can also be connected to ABC Chamber and finally emitted through common stack with kiln off-gas emissions.

Fugitive Emission

The measurement may be done, preferably on 8-hour basis with high volume sampler. However, depending upon the prevalent conditions at the site, the period of measurement can be reduced.

 Effluent Discharge

All efforts should be made to reuse and re-circulate the water and to maintain zero effluent discharge.
Storm water / garland drain should be provided in the plant.

 Noise Control

The industry should take measures to control the Noise Pollution so that the noise level standards already notified for Industrial area are complied.

 Solid Waste Management

Char
Char should be mixed with coal or coal washery rejects and used as fuel in Fluidized Bed Combustion Boilers (FBC) for generation of power. The plants having capacity 200 TPD and above should install Fluidized Bed Combustion Boilers (FBC) for generation of power. Also the smaller capacity individual Sponge Iron Plants (Capacity upto 100 TPD) and operating in cluster can collectively install common Fluidized Bed Combustion Boilers (FBC) for power generation. The Sponge Iron Plant are free to explore other options / possibilities to use char for generation of power. Char can be sold to local entrepreneurs for making coal briquettes. It can also be mixed with coal fines, converted to briquettes and used in brick kilns.

Under no circumstances char should be disposed off in agricultural fields/other areas. Logbook for daily record, of Char production and usage must be maintained by the industry and the record shall be made available to officials of CPCB/SPCB/PCC during inspection.

Kiln Accretions
The kiln accretions are heavy solid lumps and can be used as sub- base material for road construction or landfill, after ascertaining the composition for its suitability and ensuring that it should not have any adverse environmental impact.

Gas Cleaning Plant (GCP)/Scrubber Sludge
The sludge should be compacted and suitably disposed off after ascertaining the composition for its suitability and ensuring that it should not have any adverse environmental impact.

Flue Dust / Fly ash
Flue dust is generated from air pollution control system i.e. ESP or any other air pollution control system installed with kiln. Secondary flue dust is also generated from Bag Filters or any other air pollution control equipment installed with Raw Material Handling, Coal Crusher, Cooler Discharge and Product house unit. The reuse/ recycling of the flue dust generated / collected may be explored and suitably implemented.

Fly ash brick manufacturing plant should be install for fly ash utilization. Fly ash can be utilized in cement making by Cement industry also.

Bottom Ash
Bottom ash may have objectionable metallic compounds, therefore should be stored in properly designed landfills as per CPCB guidelines to prevent leaching to the sub-soil and underground aquifer.

General
Solid waste management program should be prepared with thrust on reuse and recycling. Solid waste disposal site should be earmarked within the plant premises. The storage site of solid waste should be scientifically designed keeping in view that the storage of solid waste should not have any adverse impact on the air quality or water regime, in any way.

The various types of solid wastes generated should be stored separately as per CPCB guidelines so that it should not adversely affect the air quality, becoming air borne by wind or water regime during rainy season by flowing along with the storm water.

Raw Material handling and Preparation

i)  Unloading of coal by trucks or wagons should be carried out with proper care avoiding dropping of the materials from height. It is advisable to moist the material by sprinkling water while unloading.

ii)  Crushing and screening operation should be carried out in enclosed area. Centralized de- dusting facility (collection hood and suction arrangements followed by de-dusting unit like bag filter or ESP or equally effective method or wet scrubber and finally discharge of emission through a stack) should be provided to control Fugitive Particulate Matter Emissions. The stack should confirm to the emission standards notified for de-dusting units. Water sprinkling arrangement should be provided at raw material heaps and on land around the crushing and screening units.

iii)  Work area including the roads surrounding the plant shall be asphalted or concreted.

iv)  Enclosure should be provided for belt conveyors and transfer points of belt conveyors.
The above enclosures shall be rigid and permanent (and not of flexible/ cloth type enclosures) and fitted with self- closing doors and close fitting entrances and exits, where conveyors pass through the enclosures. Flexible covers shall be installed at entry and exit of the conveyor to the enclosures, minimizing the gaps around the conveyors.In the wet system, water sprays/ sprinklers shall be provided at the following strategic locations for dust suppression during raw material transfer:

– Belt conveyor discharge/ transfer point
– Crusher/screen discharge locations

 Waste Heat Recovery Boiler (WHRB)

Sponge Iron Plants of capacity more than 100 TPD kilns shall use Waste Heat Recovery Boiler (WHRB) for generation of power.

 Cooler Discharge and Product Separation Unit

Permanent and rigid enclosures shall be provided for belt conveyors and transfer points of belt conveyors. Dust extraction cum control system preferably bag filters or ESP to arrest product loss in cooler discharge and product separation area shall be installed.

 Char based Power Plant

For plant having capacity of 200 TPD of cumulative kiln capacity, the power production through FBC boiler using char as a part of fuel, is a viable option. Power generation through FBC boiler using char as a part of fuel be implemented in a phased manner within 4 years of commissioning and targeting for 100% utilization of char.

Individual Sponge Iron Plants of capacity upto 100 TPD and located in cluster can install a common char based power plant collectively.

 New Sponge Iron Plants

i)  No New Sponge Iron Plant will be commissioned without installation of Pollution control systems as stipulated in the Standards. The concerned State Pollution Control Board will accord consent to operate only after Physical verification of the adequacy of the Installed pollution control systems for meeting the standards and stipulated conditions in the consent to establish.

ii)  All new kilns shall have the independent stack with the kiln or multi-flue stacks in case two or more kilns are joining the same stack for better dispersion of pollutants.

iii)  Any entrepreneur having more than 2×100 TPD kiln may install WHRB for power generation, as it’s a techno-economic viable option. For plants having capacity of 200 TPD or more, power generation using char in FBC Boiler as part of fuel is techno-economic viable option, therefore, new plants must install FBC boiler for power generation at the time of installation of the industry.

iv)  Any new sponge iron plant being installed along with the other downstream facilities of converting the sponge iron into steel with/without further processing the steel should meet the target of 100% utilization of sensible heat of DR (Direct Reduction) Gas and Char for power generation. Wet scrubbing system for kiln off-gas treatment for such plants should not be opted.

 General Guidelines

i)  Extensive plantation/Green belt shall be developed along the roads and boundary line of the industry. A minimum 15 m width Green Belt along the boundary shall be maintained. However, the green belt may be designed scientifically depending upon the requirement and local and mix species of plants may be selected for the green belt.

ii)  Monitoring of stack emissions, fugitive emissions, trade effluent and noise level shall be done as per CPCB regulations.

iii)  Pollution control systems shall be operated as an integral part of production to ensure minimum emissions. Pollution Control System shall start before conveyor operation/operation of plant. Similarly pollution control system shall be stopped only after completion of conveyor operation/operation of plant so that possibility of dust settlement in ducts can be eliminated. Continuous evacuation of dust (from Dust catchers, ESPs, Bag filter hopper etc.) shall be organized.

 Siting Guideline for Sponge Iron Plants
Siting of new sponge iron plants shall be as per respective State Pollution Control Board guidelines. However the following aspects shall also be considered:

i)  Residential habitation (residential localities/ village) and ecologically and/or otherwise sensitive areas: A minimum distance of at least 1000 m (1.0 km) to be maintained.

ii)  The location of Sponge Iron Plant should be at least 500 m away from National Highway and State Highway .

iii)  Radial distance between two Sponge Iron Plants should be 5 km for plants having capacity 1000 TPD or more.

Sitting Guidelines for Transportation / Communication System

 In the 5th Board Meeting held on 20.04.2017 vide resolution no. 98/2017; the Board approved the following revised guidelines with respect to distance between the industries and the roads:

S.No. Category width of buffer zone to be maintained from the Road Land Boundary to the industry shed:
National Highways State Highways MDR / Village Roads

1

Red

50 m

40 m

20 m

2

Orange

25 m

20 m

10 m

3

Green

Exempted from the distance criteria.

 The buffer zone shall be permitted to utilise for the following:

  • Vehicle parking.
  • Administrative building and security office.
  • Green belt.
  • Electrical Substation / transformers.
  • Fuel Station.
  • Water supply sumps and
  • Other non-industrial activities.

  These guidelines shall be applicable to industries other than those categories of industries for which specific guidelines are formulated by the Board.

 These guidelines are not applicable to the industries to be located within industrial estates.

Tyre Pyrolysis units:

These siting guidelines are applicable to the units with total investments upto Rs. 10.0 Crores.

These siting guidelines are not applicable for the units proposed in the IEs/IDAs/Industrial Parks/ SEZ etc., and for expansion of the existing units.

  The width of buffer zone to be maintained from the Road Land Boundary to the industry shed shall be as following:

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Category National Highways State Highways MDR / Village Roads
Red 50 m 40 m 20 m

The buffer zone shall be permitted to utilise for the following:

  1. Vehicle parking.
  2. Administrative building and security office.
  3. Green belt.
  4. Electrical Substation / transformers.
  5. Fuel Station.
  6. Water supply sumps and
  7. Other non-industrial activities.

 Shall be located atleast 500 m away from habitations.

 Burners shall be installed to flare up excess non condensable gases with safety arrangements.

 Air pollution control equipment shall be provided to control the flue gas emissions generated during the heating of the Pyrolysis reactor.

 No further distillation of oil shall be carried out.

 The by-products, carbon black shall be collected properly and stored in closed shed without causing any spillages before selling to outside parties.

Solvent Recovery units:

These siting guidelines are applicable to the units with total investments upto Rs. 10.0 Crores.

These siting guidelines are not applicable for the units proposed in the IEs/IDAs/Industrial Parks/ SEZ etc., and for expansion of the existing units.

 The solvent recovery units shall be installed in Industrial Estates / industrial parks / IDAs / SEZs.

 The solvent recovery units shall dispose the inorganic hazardous waste to TSDF for land filling and organic residue to TSDF for incineration / cement plants for co-processing.

 The solvent drums shall be kept on concrete platform only with covered roof. The platform shall be provided with sufficient dyke wall with leachate collection system.

 All the solvent storage tanks shall be provided with vent condensers to prevent solvent vapour.

 Transfer of solvents shall be done by using pumps only instead of manual handling.

 Proper earthing shall be provided in all the electrical equipment wherever solvent handling is done.

Categories of Industries/Projects/Activities

The Central Pollution Control Board vide order issued to APPCB on 7th March, 2016 under section 18 (1) (b) of the Water Act, 1974 and Section 18 (1) (b) of the Air Act, 1981 directed to adopt revised criteria of categorisation of industrial sectors communicated with the orders. Revised list of Red, Orange, Green and White category of industrial sectors shall be used by PCB for Consent Management and Inventorization of Industries under R/O/G/W categories.

Any further addition of new or left over industrial sectors and their categorization which is not listed in the revised list of red, Orange, Green and White industrial sectors shall be done at the level of concerned State Pollution Board following revised criteria and guidelines and no concurrence of CPCB is not required normally.

To see CPCB directions, criteria, guidelines and lists of Red/Orange/Green/White Category of industrial sectors.

           

For further details or clarifications on Categorization of Industries, please visit: pcbpdfs/Latest_118_Final_Directions

Fee Structure

Note: Consent for Establishment fee has to be paid under Water Act,1974 and Air Act,1981 separately with the above rates, if the industry is having both Air & Water pollution. If any industry is having water pollution only, they have to pay only one fee with the above rates. Similarly if any industry is having only Air pollution they have to pay only one fee with above rates. The Hazardous Waste generating industry have to pay Consent for Establishment fee under Water Act and Air Act separately and they need not pay any separate fee for the authorisations to be issued under the Hazardous Waste (Management & Handling) Rules,1989.

Delegation of Power for grant Consent for Establishment





How to Apply ?

I. Procedure for issue of first Consent for Operation (CFO) under Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and Authorization under the Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016

The APPCB is issuing Consent for Operation (CFO) and Hazardous Waste Authorization (HWA) combinedly. The occupier of industry/activity/project uploads the CFO (fresh) application along with prescribed fee and required documents (list given below) online through the " Single Desk Portal " - www.apindustries.gov.in

Internal processing of application:

  • On receipt of online application, the official of concerned Regional Office (RO), APPCB inspects the industry. Inspection of the industry/activity is completed within 72 hours of receipt of application on Single Desk Portal.
  • As per the delegation of powers, the applications are processed at RO level or they are forwarded along with the inspection report to the Zonal Office (ZO)/ Head Office (HO) for processing.

The delegation of powers can be viewed here: < Click here >

  • The official may before or after inspection seek additional information through Single Desk Portal from the applicant for the purpose of processing the application.
  • The RO/ZO/HO of APPCB process application as per delegated powers within the stipulated timelines.
  • The proposals are placed before the CFE committees of the Board for examination and for recommendations.
  • The decision (issue of consent/rejection of application) on approval is communicated and the approval order/rejection order is uploaded in the Single Desk Portal within the stipulated timelines for the user to download. The Rejection order contains the reasons for rejection.

Timelines :

Category Stipulated Time
Green 7 days
Orange 15 days
Red 21 days

List of documents:

Compliance status of CFE conditions.

Validity: The validity of CFO (fresh) order is 5 /10 / 15 years for Red / Orange / Green Categories respectively provided Occupier pays required fee. The occupier shall submit reasons if fee is not paid for full period of validity ie 5/10/15 years as applicable.

Note:

  • All the columns of the Applications shall be filled up with relevant information or else shall be mentioned as “Not Applicable”. No Column of application shall be left unfilled.
  • The proponent is requested to ensure that entire data is filled in the application substantiating with necessary/relevant documents, for hassle-free processing of the CFO applications.

II. CFO Renewal:

There are two ways of renewing the CFO and HWA authorisation. They are:

1. Auto-renewal System (Click here for details)
    In Auto-renewal system, called “Green Channel”, CFO and HWA are renewed based on self certification to all categories of industries to all industries/projects.activities subject to fullfilling to the following conditions
  • Apply for renewal within stipulated time
  • There are no fresh directions under 33 (A) of water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act and 31(A) of Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act since last three months.
  • There are no pending directions from Courts / Appellate Authority / National Green Tribunal / any Judicial Authority and there are no pending fresh cases from last three months.
  • There is no increase in production and / or in pollution load.
  • In the case of increase in the capital investment the industry shall pay additional CFE and CFO fee on increased investment.
  • The Occupier shall submit online the following documents for Auto-renewal of CFO and HWA
  • Prescribed Consent Fee
  • Latest capital investment in the form of Latest Annual Report or Audited balance sheet certified by the Charted Accountant.
  • Auto Renewal Form cum Self Certification enclosed as Annexure – A.

2. Regular Renewal System :

In case of renewal, consent applications are to be submitted online through www.apindustries.gov.in. The applications are verified and examined at field level for specific compliance status on case to case basis by the RO / Board Officials. All the applications with verification reports are placed in the respective CFO Committees as per delegation of powers of RO/ZO/HO to examine the compliance status & to decide the issue of combined order of CFO & HW Authorization/Rejection of Applications. The Occupier shall not be operate without having valid Consent of the Board.

III.Delegation of Powers:

The issue of consent or rejection of CFO & HW applications will be dealt as per the delegation of powers.


All the applications are placed in the respective CFO Committees existing at different levels i.e., HO / ZO / RO for taking appropriate decisions.

IV. List of documents to be enclosed with CFO applications:

  • Latest Analysis reports (Effluent and Emission).
  • Ambient Air Quality Reports.
  • Compliance status of Consent conditions
  1. All the columns of the Applications shall be filled up with relevant information or else shall be mentioned as “Not Applicable”. No Column of application shall be left unfilled.
  2. The proponent is requested to go through the CFO Verification Report format (Red, Orange, Green) and ensure that entire data is filled in the application substantiating with necessary/relevant documents, for hassle-free processing of the CFO applications.

Environmental Compliance Inspection process:

  1. Red Category (High Risk) – 17 category industries as identified by CPCB, Ports, CETPs, TSDF, CBMWTFs, Ferro Alloy and sponge iron industries – To be inspected once in 6 months : Circular dated 12.02.2016 has been issued on Software based tool for Randomized Risk Based Inspections. (See: circular dated 12.02.2016)
  2. Orange category (Medium Risk) : Board entrusted Environmental Compliance monitoring for the identified medium risk industries to reputed institutions like Andhra University, Visakhapatnam; JNTU, Kakinada; Nagarajuna University, Guntur; SV University, Tirupathi allocating districts, inspection procedure, terms and conditions. (See: circulars dated 23.05.2016 & 03.06.2016)
  3. Green category (Low Risk): Exemption of physical inspection of Green Category industries: Green category industries maintaining satisfactory compliance (i.e., those industries which are not served with closure / stop production orders by Board or not issued with any prohibitory orders by the Courts), are exempted from physical inspection. (See: circulars dated 03.06.2016 & 22.09.2003)

Categories of Industries/Projects/Activities

The Central Pollution Control Board vide order issued to APPCB on 7th March, 2016 under section 18 (1) (b) of the Water Act, 1974 and Section 18 (1) (b) of the Air Act, 1981 directed to adopt revised criteria of categorisation of industrial sectors communicated with the orders. Revised list of Red, Orange, Green and White category of industrial sectors shall be used by PCB for Consent Management and Inventorization of Industries under R/O/G/W categories.

Any further addition of new or left over industrial sectors and their categorization which is not listed in the revised list of red, Orange, Green and White industrial sectors shall be done at the level of concerned State Pollution Board following revised criteria and guidelines and no concurrence of CPCB is not required normally.

To see CPCB directions, criteria, guidelines and lists of Red/Orange/Green/Whitte Category of industrial sectors,

           

For further details or claifications on Categorization of Industries, please visit: http://pcb.ap.gov.in/upload/Latest/Latest_118_Final_Directions.pdf



List of industries in Andhra Pradesh :

List of industries categories wise in Andhra Pradesh PDF-download-icon

Fee Structure

Fee Structure for Consent for Operation/ Renewal under Water Act and Air Act

A.P.Gazettee Notifiaction Part-1, date: 18.12.1997

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INVESTMENT RS. IN CRORES RED CATEGORY ORANGE CATEGORY GREEN CATEGORY
Industries generating Hazardous waste as per HWM & H Rules, 1989 Non-Hazardous Industries Industries generating Hazardous waste as per HWM & H Rules, 1989 Non-Hazardous Industries Industries generating Hazardous waste as per HWM & H Rules, 1989
Rate of fee on investment (%) (Rounding off to nearest Rs.100/-) With Minimum amount of Rs. Rate of fee on investment (%) (Rounding off to nearest Rs.100/-) With Minimum amount of Rs. Rate of fee on investment (%) (Rounding off to nearest Rs.100/-) With Minimum amount of Rs. Rate of fee on investment (%) (Rounding off to nearest Rs.100/-) With Minimum amount of Rs. Rate of fee on investment (%) (Rounding off to nearest Rs.100/-) With Minimum
amount of Rs.
0 to 0.025 0.2000000 0.00 0.0150000 0.00 0.1000000 0.00 0.0750000 0.00 0.0500000 0.00
Above 0.025 to 0.25 0.0400000 500.00 0.0300000 400.00 0.0200000 300.00 0.0150000 200.00 0.0100000 100.00
Above 0.25 to 0.50 0.0250000 1000.00 0.0187500 800.00 0.01250000 500.00 0.0093500 400.00 0.0062500 300.00
Above 0.50 to 1.00 0.0250000 1300.00 0.0187500 1000.00 0.0125000 700.00 0.0093500 500.00 0.0062500 400.00
Above 1.00 to 3.00 0.0250000 2500.00 0.0187500 1900.00 0.0150000 1300.00 0.0093500 1000.00 0.0062500 700.00
Above 3.00 to 5.00 0.0300000 7500.00 0.0225000 5700.00 0.0150000 3800.00 0.0112500 2800.0 0.007500 1900.0
Above 5.00 to 10.0 0.030000 15000.0 0.022500 11300.0 0.015000 7500.0 0.011250 5700.0 0.007500 3800.0
Above 10.00 to 25.0 0.015000 30000.0 0.011250 22500.0 0.007500 15000.0 0.005600 11300.0 0.003750 7500.0
Above 25.00 to 50.00 0.0100000 37500.00 0.007500 28200.00 0.0050000 18800.00 0.0037500 14000.00 0.0025000 9400.00
Above 50.00 to 100.00 0.00750000 50000.00 0.0062500 37500.00 0.0037500 25000.00 0.0028000 18800.00 0.0018750 12500.00
Above 100.00 to 500.0 0.003000 75000.0 0.002250 62500.0 0.001500 37500.0 0.001100 28000.0 0.000750 18800.0
Above 500.00 to 1000.00 0.0025000 150000.00 0.00187580 112500.00 0.0012500 75000.00 0.0009350 55000.00 0.0006250 37500.00
Above 1000.00 to 5000.00 0.00070000 250000.00 0.0005250 187500.00 0.0003500 125000.00 0.0002625 93500.00 0.0001750 62500.00
Above 5000.00 to 10000.00 0.0005000 350000.00 0.0003750 262500.00 0.0002500 175000.00 0.0001875 131300.00 0.0001250 87500.00
Above 10000.00 to 20000.00 0.0005000 500000.00 0.0003750 325000.00 0.0002500 250000.00 0.0001875 187500.00 0.0001250 125000.00
Above 20000.00 0.00050000 1000000.00 0.0003750 750000.00 0.0002500 500000.00 0.0001875 375000.00 0.00012500 250000.00

Delegation of Power for grant Consent for Operation