Consent Management - Consent for Operation & Hazardous Waste Authorisation

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.


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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.

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  • 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 given below:

S.No. Category
(Industry/Activity/Project)
Investment in Rs. Delegation of powers to issue / rejection
1 a. Requiring Environmental Clearance (EC cases including 17 category) as per the EIA notification > 5 Crores Head Office
b. All Bulk Drugs, intermediates & fine chemical industries, Sponge Iron industries & Bio-mass Power plants Irrespective of investment
2 a. Environmental Clearance cases (excluding 17 category) ≤ 5 Crores Zonal Office
b. All Red category cases (Excluding Zonal Office cases at S.No.s Ia & Ib) Irrespective of investment
c. Orange Category ≥ 1 Crore
1 a. Orange Category < 1 Crores Regional Office
b. All Green category Irrespective of investment

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