Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board declares Pet Coke as an approved fuel

Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board declares Pet Coke as an approved fuel

August 30, 2017 EHS 0

The Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board (“RSPCB”) has declared Pet Coke as an approved fuel under Section 2(d) of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 (“Act”).

Background

The National Green Tribunal (“NGT”) had earlier passed an order on 16th May, 2017, in the matter of People for Education and Research Scholarship and Outward Nutrition, New Delhi, vs. Union of India & Central Pollution Control Board, pursuant to which the state government had examined the issue and decided that pet coke would be considered an “Approved Fuel”.

Therefore, the cement manufacturing units, in order to use Pet Coke as approved fuel, should adhere to the following conditions as laid down by RSPCB:

  1. The consent under the Act,should be specifically obtained for utilization of pet coke.
  1. Install all required air pollution control measures in order to achieve emission standard of400 mg/Nm3for SOemission with minimum stack height of 11m from the ground as prescribed in Schedule I of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (attached herewith).
  1. Comply all the conditions laid down in the consent issued under the Act.

SourceRajasthan State Pollution Control Board

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