Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board identifies new Green and White categories of industries which do not fall under any of the existing categorization of industries

Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board identifies new Green and White categories of industries which do not fall under any of the existing categorization of industries

January 15, 2019 EHS, Industries, Uttar Pradesh 0

In compliance of directions issued by the Central Pollution Control Board (“CPCB”), the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (“UPPCB”) has, in a Circular dated 9th January 2019 identified and issued the expanded (new) list of Green and White categories of industries which do not fall under any of the existing Green and White categories. The UPPCB has identified 28 new industrial sectors for the Green category and 156 new sectors for the White category respectively.

Background

CPCB had issued directions to all State / UT Pollution Control Boards under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 to issue the expanded list of Green and White categories of industries incorporating new / leftover industrial sectors which are being operated in the respective States / UTs.

In compliance of the directions mentioned above, UPPCB formed a committee of Senior Engineers and Scientists and identified new Green and White industrial sectors that do not fall under any of the existing Green and White categories and sent the same to CPCB. Further to that, the CPCB asked the UPPCB to carry out the action of expansion of the list. Hence, through this Circular, the UPPCB presents the list of 28 new industrial sectors for the Green category and 156 new sectors for the White category in Table I and II respectively.

Key Highlights

1. Exemption will be granted from obtaining consent of the Board under the provisions of the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 & Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and Hazardous Waste Management Rules, 2016 for the  above mentioned 156  White  Category  of industries, if  the  unit  satisfies  the following conditions:-

a)That the industry is established / being established in the demarcated Industrial Estates/Zones classified by the State Authorities viz UPSIDC, Department of Industries, Avas Vibhag under draft Master Plan or in mixed category area of predominantly Industrial areas within Municipal limit or a Town/City after classification of the area by other concerned Departments.

b)That the investment of the industry is not more than Rs. 5 Crore on plant and machinery.

c)That there will not be any discharge of trade effluent from the industry into steam or well or sewer or onto land and/or that industry will not discharge any air pollution including noise into the atmosphere.

d)That the industry will not discharge any toxic/hazardous wastes and will not handle any toxic/hazardous chemical.

e)All such units identified as Producers” under the provisions of The Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 i.e. that is persons engaged in manufacture or import of carry bags or multilayered packaging or plastic sheets or like, and includes industries or individuals using plastic sheets or like or covers made of plastic sheets or multilayered packaging for packaging or wrapping the commodity shall comply with “Extended Producer’s responsibility for environmentally sound management of the product until the end of his life.

f)In case industry is found to create conditions that generate any type of pollution or if there is any objection from the surrounding community and if on verification, it is found that such objection has some substance, the Board shall be at liberty to take legal action against the industry under the provisions of the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 or Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 as considered appropriate.

2. The industries which fall under white category of industries and have installed DG set of capacity more than 15 KVA and less than 1 MVA, must obtain consent only for the DG set under green category.

Source: Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board

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