Consent to Operate


As per provisions of Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, all running units and the units before starting operation (Industries, Mines, Urban Local Bodies and Health care Units as applicable) have to apply for consent to operate. Consent to Operate can be obtained by applying to Board with adequate fees and requisite documents and information through online services. The Board, considering compliance of environmental laws by the unit issues consent to operate to it. Consent to Operate is to be renewed periodically and renewal application is to be submitted 120 days prior to the expiry of previous order.

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Notice for online application of CTO for industry and mines Download
Notice for online application of CTO for Health Care Units as applicable Download
Notice for online application of CTO for ULBs Download
Notice for online application for building/ construction projects Download

Depending upon the pollution and hazard potential of industrial activities, the industries are categorised as  redorangegreen and white. The industrial projects are further classified into Category A, Category B and Category C as follows

Investment Green Orange Red
  • Upto 5 Crore
C C C
  • More than 5 Crore and upto 50 Crore
C C B
  • More than 50 Crore
C B A

The mining projects are classified as per following

Mining projects

Category

Other than coal, bauxite, iron, manganese, limestone, dolomite and chromite

B

Coal, bauxite, iron, manganese, limestone, dolomite and chromite

A

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Revised Classification of Industries Download
Fee Structure for Consent to Operate Download

 

The Board has delegated powers to officers at Head Office as well as Regional officers in the matter of grant of consent to operate as follows:

Place Approving Authority / Officer Consent to Operate
Head Office Chairman
  • 17 Categories of highly polluting industries (Red-A)* having investment of Rs. 50  crore or more
  • All sponge iron plants.
 Member Secretary
  • 17 Categories of highly polluting industries (Red-A)* having investment less than Rs. 50 crore.
  • Coal, Bauxite, Iron ore, Manganese, Limestone, Dolomite & Chromite mines on recommendation of Consent Committee with lease hold area of more than 25 Ha.
 Sr. Env. Engineer /

Sr. Env. Scientist

  • Other than 17 Category of polluting industries (Red-A) i.e., Red-B, Orange and Green  having investment of Rs. 50 crore or more
  • Coal, Bauxite, Iron ore, Manganese, Limestone, Dolomite & Chromite mines on recommendation of Consent Committee with lease hold area of upto 25 Ha.
Regional Office  Regional Officer
  • Other than 17 Category of polluting industries (Red-A) i.e., Red-B, Orange and Green  having investment of Rs. 50 crore or more
  • Mines other than Coal, Bauxite, Iron Ore, Manganese, Limestone, Dolomite & Chromite.

 

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Timeline for Disposal of Consent Application Download


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Checklist of documents for obtaining CTO (Industries and Mines) Download


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Circular for validity of CTO Download
Circular for auto renewal of CTO Download


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Procedure for processing Consent to Operate Application Download
Procedure for obtaining CTO for ULBs Download
Workflow (CTO)17 Category of Highly Polluting Industries and Steel Plants Download
Workflow (CTO)Standalone Sponge Iron Plants Download
Workflow (CTO) More than 50 Crore Industries Download
Workflow (CTO)Mines Download
Workflow (CTO)ULBs Download


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Format for self-certification of auto renewal of CTO Download
Third party inspection of medium risk industries Download
Sample Air Form (CTO) Download
Sample Water Form (CTO) Download

 

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