Circulars for Ease of Doing Business

Environmental Registration Enablers
  • Exemption of ¬†green industries from pollution control board inspection
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  • Auto-renewal of Consent to Establish (under Water Act, 1974 and Air Act, 1981) based on self-certification/third party certification
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  • Auto-renewal of CTO ¬†(under Water Act, 1974 and Air Act, 1981) based on self-certification/third party certification
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  • Consent to Operate licences that are valid for a minimum period of 5 years or more
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  • Consent to Establish licences that are valid for a minimum period of 5 years or more
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Consent to Establish under Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act,1981
  • Procedure for processing of application
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  • Workflow
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  • A comprehensive list of required documents
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  • Timelines mandated through legislation for approval of complete application
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Consent to OPERATE under Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act,1981
  • Procedure for processing of application
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  • Workflow
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  • A comprehensive list of required documents
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  • Timelines mandated through legislation for approval of complete application
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HAZARDOUS AND OTHER WASTES (MANAGEMENT AND TRANSBOUNDARY MOVEMENT) RULES, 2016
  • The procedure for processing the application
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  • Workflow
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  • A comprehensive list of required documents
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  • Timelines mandated through legislation for approval of complete application
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Inspection reform enablers
  • Differentiate compliance inspection requirements based on industry pollution categorization such as Red, Amber, and Green under all environment/pollution laws

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  • Online submission of inspection reports by the Inspectors on the Central Inspection Framework online portal within 24 hours of completion of inspection

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  • Exempt Green industries with a history of satisfactory compliance from environmental compliance inspection, or allow self-certification (in lieu of conducting physical inspections)
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  • Allow for third party certifications instead of Departmental inspections under all labour and environment/pollution laws for medium risk industries
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