MOEFCC has released an order under section 5 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 to all SPCBs & UTPCCs not to grant or renew CTO without EC.
- The authority has to make sure of applicability of EIA notification at the time of granting or renewing consent to establish (CTO) & specify appropriate conditions to obtain environment clearance (EC) either from CPCB or SPCB.
2. The authority has to ensure that the project proponent possesses a valid environment clearance at the time of Grant/ Renewal of consent to establish.
It has been observed that this situation is arising because majority of the SPCBs/ UTPCCs are issuing CTE/CTO to projects without ascertaining the applicability of prior EC to projects/ activities, resulting in an avoidable situation of closure for even those industries also who seek to carry out their activities following due procedure.Therefore this order has been issued.
Date of Release – 20.09.2021
Download – Order by MoEFCC
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