Obtaining Consent To Establish (CTE) separately in addition to Environmental Clearance (EC)

Gujarat Pollution Control Board has released office mandate to obtain Consent To Establish separately for common facility type industries.

CTE-Consent to establish is NOC given by GPCB which is required before you start your business or enterprise as per The Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act – 1974 and the air (prevention and control of pollution) act, 1981. It is mandatory to obtain CTE from the respective State Pollution Control Board (GPCB) before the commencement of business. The Process requires the application in prescribed format along with required documents and fees followed by Inspection.

Under section 18(1)(B) of the Water Act – 1974 and the Air Act – 1981, in all cases where industries are required to obtain Environmental Clearance (EC), Environmental Clearance (EC) shall be given as Consent to Establish ( treated as CTE), further processing of EC to CTE is done after depositing the requisite processing fee.

the common facility industries like (1) Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facility (TSDF), (2) Common Biomedical Waste Treatment Facility (CBMWTF), and (3) Treatment, Storage and Disposal. Facility (TSDF) and Common Hazardous Waste Incineration Facility (TSDF + CHWIF) requires technical verification before giving CTE and need to obtain separate CTE.

Download – GPCB Notification on Consent To Establish (CTE)

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