I. Enforcement Activities

The Board has the powers to direct closure, prohibition or regulation of an industry, operation or process or the stoppage or regulation of supply of electricity, water or any other service.

The Board also imposes Bank Guarantees to ensure compliance in certain cases, issues time targeted directions to upgrade or rectify the pollution control systems and in extreme cases closure orders are issued.

To carry out these enforcement activities the Board has a specialized division called the Task Force Cell.


Key Enforcement Activities of the Task Force Cell

  1. Forwarding of complaints lodged by public to concerned Regional offices /Zonal office and coordinating of Regional offices / Zonal offices for inspection of defaulting industries against public complaints lodged.
  2. Preparation of Agendas for the External Advisory Committee (Task Force Committee) meetings and finalization of minutes of the committee
  3. Follow up of the minutes of the External Advisory Committee (Task Force Committee) meetings.
  4. Issue of closure orders to defaulting industries/recalcitrant industries that have not complied with the Board standards and directions.
  5. Issue of Show cause notices and directions to the industries to the non- complying industries.
  6. Levying of Bank Guarantees against non-compliance of the directions issued by Board.

Constitution of External Advisory Committee

Constitution of External Advisory Committee (Task Force)PDF-download-icon


II. List of Directions, Stop Production Orders and Closure Orders :

“List of Directions, Stop Production Orders and Closure Orders issued under section 31 (A) of Air Act 1987 and 33 (A) of Water Act 1988 at Head Office level to the defaulting industries”.

Directions


External advisory committee (Task Force) meetings minutes


III. Justice B.S.Reddy committee

Justice B. Seshasayana Reddy Committee