RELEVANT CONSENT LEGISLATURE
 
The following are the important provisions as per section 21 of the Air (Prevention and Control) Act.1981. and section 25/26 of Water (Prevention and control of Pollution ) Act 1974 for Consent Management.
 

Section 21 of the Air (Prevention and Control) Act,1981

(1) Subject to the provisions of this section, no person shall,without the previous consent of the State Board,establish or operate any industrial plant in an air pollution control area.

Provided that a person operating any industrial plant in any air pollution control area immediately before the commencement of section 9 of the Air Amendment Act,1987,for which no consent was necessary prior to such commencement,may continue to do so for a period of three months from such commencement or, if he has made an application for such consent witkin the said period of three months,till the disposal of such application.

(2)An application for consent of the State Board under sub section(1) shall be accompanied by such fees as may be prescribed and shall be made in the prescribed form and shall contain the particulars of the industrial plant and such other particulars as may be prescribed.

(3)The State Board may make such inquiry as it may deem fit in respect of the application for consent referred to in sub section(1)ans in making any such inquiry ,shall follow such procedure as may be precribed.

(4)Within a period of four months after the receipt of the application for consent reffered to in sub section(1)the State Board shall,by order in writing,
No person shall without the previous consent to establish shall
a.Establish or take any step to establish any industry, operation or process or any treatment and disposal system for any extension or addition thereto, which is likely to discharge sewage or trade effluent into a stream or well or sewer or on land or
b.Bring into use any new or altered outlet for the discharge of sewage or
c.Begin to make any new discharge of sewage.

Under this section the state board may grant consent to the industry after satisfying itself on pollution control measures taken by the unit or refuse such consent for reasons to be recorded in writing.

(5)Every person to whom consent has been grante by the State Board under sub section(4)shall comply with the following conditions,namely:-

(1) the control equipment of such specifications as the State Board may approve in this behalf shall be installed and operated in the premises where the industry is carried on or proposed to be carried on

ii) The existing control equipment ,if any,shall be altered or replaced in accordance with the directions of the State Board.
iii) The control equipment referred to in clause (i) or clause (ii)shall be kept at all times in good running conditions.

(iv)Chimney ,wherever necessary ,of such specifications as the State Board may approve in this behalf shall be erected or re-erected in such premises.
iv) Such other conditions as the State Board ,may specify in this behalf and

 

Section 25/26 of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974

(1) Subject to the provisions of this section,no person shall,without the previous consent of the State Board

(a) Establish or take any steps to establish any industry ,operation or process,or any treatment and disposal system or an extention or addition thereto,which is likely to discharge sewage or trade effuent into steam or well or sewer or on land .

(b) Bring into use any new or altered outlets for the discharge of sewage.

(c) Begin to make any new discharge of sewage.

(2 ) An application for consent of the State Board under sub-section(1)shall be made in such form,contain such particulars and shall be accompanied by such fees as may be prescribed.

(3) The State Board may make such inquiry as it may deem fit in respect of the application for consent reffered to in sub-section(1)and in making any such inquiry shall follow such procedure as may be prescribed.

 

The State Board may-

(a) Grant its consent reffered to in sub-section(1),subject to such conditions as it may impose being.

(b)Refuse such consent for reasons to be recorded in writting.