The Environment (Protection) Second Amendment Rules, 2022 – Thermal Power Plant

MOEFCC has released The Environment (Protection) Second Amendment Rules, 2022 for thermal power plant.

According to The Environment (Protection) Second Amendment Rules, 2022, all thermal power plant has to comply with given SO2 emission & other parameters before 31st December 2022. In this rule, Thermal plants are categorized into 3 categories.

  • Category 1 – Location of thermal plant within 10 km radius of national capital region or cities having million plus population.
  • Category 2 – Location of thermal plant within 10 km radius of critically polluted Areas or Non-attainment cities.
  • Category 3 – Other than those included in categories A and B.

In case of non-compliance, such plants shall be levied environmental compensation from the 31st December 2022, at the rate of rupees 0.40 per unit of electricity generated in case their operation is continued beyond the date as specified in the undertaking.

Date of Release – 05.09.2022

Applicable – Thermal Power Plants

Download – The Environment (Protection) Second Amendment Rules (05.09.2022)

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