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Is there any pollution certificate required for my business? This question is often asked by the owner of the business. In fact, when they choose to open a new factory or heating plant, they will be required to have a Pollution Certificate License. If they do not have it, they will be fined and even shut down. The Pollution Certificate License is a license that lets you work for your manufacturing or production or any work.

The Pollution Control Board (PCB)

The Pollution Control Board (PCB) issues NOC certificates to industrial units that conform to the pollution control norms and standards set by the government. Over the past few years, this process has undergone many changes. The PCB has expanded its monitoring and surveillance activities to keep a closer watch on polluting industries.

Type of Pollution Certificate License For Business

There are two types of consent that business owners must obtain:

  • Consent to Establish (CTE) – The first step of permission necessary from the Pollution Control Department in order to open a business. A business must meet all legal requirements, including all required standards and documentation, in order to get consent to establish.
  • Consent to operate (CTO) – This is the second stage of approval required for an entity operating in India. All industrial establishments must first apply for Consent to Establishment, after that they will apply for CTO.

Range of Pollution for Business According to Categorisation

The following criteria for the categorization of industrial sectors based on the 'Range of Pollution Index' have been finalized.

  • Industrial Sectors with a Pollution Index of 60 or higher - Red category
  • Industrial Sectors with a Pollution Index score between 41 and 59 - Orange category
  • Industrial sectors with a Pollution Index score of 21 to 40 - Green category
  • Industrial Sectors with a Pollution Index score up to 20 - White category

List of Red, Orange, Green, White Category of Industries for Business

List of Red Category of Industries

S. No.

Industry Sector

S. No.

Industry Sector

1

Yarn / Textile processing

39

Isolated storage of hazardous chemicals

2

Chlor Alkali

40

Automobile Manufacturing (integrated)

3

Ship Breaking

41

Hazardous waste recycling  (Spent cleared metal catalyst )

4

Oil and gas extraction

42

Lubricating oils  and grease mfg.

5

Metal surface treatment

43

DG Set  (> 5 MVA)

6

Tanneries

44

Carbon black & allied

7

Ports /harbor/jetties

45

Lead acid battery

8

Synthetic fibers

46

Phosphate rock processing

9

Thermal Power Plants

47

Power generation plant

10

Slaughter house

48

Hazardous Waste Recyclers (Spent catalyst)

11

Aluminium Smelter

49

Chlorinated hydrocarbons

12

Copper Smelter

50

Sugar

13

Fertilizer (basic)

51

Fibre glass production

14

Integrated Iron & Steel

52

Fire crackers

15

Pulp & Paper ( bleaching)

53

E-Waste Recyclers

15

Zinc Smelter

54

Milk and dairy products

17

Oil Refinery

55

Phosphorous

18

Petrochemicals

56

Pulp & Paper

19

Pharmaceuticals

57

Coke making

20

Pulp & Paper ( Large-Agro + wood),

58

Explosives / detonators

21

Distillery

59

Paints varnishes, pigments

22

Railway locomotive work shop/  service centers

60

Organic Chemicals

23

Airports and Commercial Air Strips

24

Asbestos

25

Basic chemicals

26

Cement

27

Chlorates, per-chlorates & peroxides

28

Chlorine, fluorine, bromine, iodine

29

Dyes and Dye- Intermediates

30

Health-care Establishment

31

Hotels (Big)

32

Lead acid battery -recyclers

33

Waste electrical and electronic recyclers

34

Glue and gelatin

35

Mining and ore beneficiation

36

Nuclear power plant

37

Pesticides

38

Photographic film /chemicals

List of Orange  Category of Industries

S.. No.

Industry Sector

S.. No.

Industry Sector

1

Large Cotton spinning and weaving

43

Almirah, Grill Manufacturing

2

Lime manufacturing (using lime kiln)

44

Aluminium & copper extraction from scrap

3

Liquid floor cleaner, black phenyl

45

Automobile servicing, repairing

4

Manufacturing of glass

46

Ayurvedic and homeopathic medicine

5

Manufacturing of mirror from sheet glass

47

Brickfields

6

Manufacturing of mosquito repellent coil

48

Building and construction  >20,000 sq. m

7

Manufacturing of Starch/Sago

49

Cashew nut processing

8

Mechanized laundry using oil fired boiler

50

Ceramics and Refractories

9

Medium scale Hotels

51

Chanachur and ladoo using husk fired oven

10

Modular wooden furniture

52

Coal washeries

11

New highway construction project

53

Coated electrode

12

Non-alcoholic beverages(soft drink)

54

Coffee seed processing

13

Paint blending and mixing (Ball mill)

55

Compact disc computer floppy

14

Paints and varnishes (mixing and blending)

56

Copper waste recyclers

15

Parboiled Rice Mills

57

Dairy and dairy products ( small scale)

16

Pharmaceutical formulation

58

DG set ( >1MVA but < 5MVA)

17

Ply-board manufacturing

59

Dismantling of rolling stocks

18

Potable alcohol ( IMFL) by blending

60

Dry cell battery

19

Printing ink manufacturing

61

Dry coal / mineral processing

20

Printing or etching of glass sheet

62

Fermentation (Extra Neutral Alcohol)

21

Printing press

63

Ferrous and Non- ferrous metal extraction

22

Producer gas plant

64

Fertilizer (granulation / formulation / blending

23

Recyclers - used oils

65

Fish feed, poultry feed and cattle feed

24

REcyclers - waste oils

66

Fish processing and packing

25

Recycling  - Paint and ink Sludge

67

Flakes from rejected PET bottle

26

Reprocessing of waste plastic /PVC

68

Foam manufacturing

27

Rolling mill (oil or coal fired)

69

Food and food processing

28

Silica gel

70

Forging of ferrous and non- ferrous

29

Silk /saree screen printing

71

Formulation/pelletization of camphor tablets etc.

30

Spray painting

72

Glass ceramics, earthen potteries and tile

31

Steel and steel products with furnaces

73

Gravure printing, digital printing on flex, v

32

Stone crushers

74

Heat treatment using oil fired furnace

33

Hot mix plants

75

Surgical and medical products (latex)

34

Ice cream

76

Synthetic detergents and soaps

35

Industry or processes involving foundry operations

77

Synthetic resins

36

Iodized salt from crude/ raw salt

78

Synthetic rubber excluding molding

37

Jute processing without dyeing

79

Tephlon based products

38

large Bakery and confectionery

80

Thermocol manufacturing ( with boiler)

39

Transformer repairing/ manufacturing

81

Thermometer

40

Tyres and tubes vulcanization/ hot retread

82

Tobacco products including cigarettes

41

Vegetable oil manufacturing

83

Tooth powder, toothpaste, talcum powder

42

Wire drawing and wire netting

List of Green category of Industries

S. No.

Industry Sector

S. No.

Industry Sector

1

Aluminium utensils

36

Ready mix cement concrete

2

Ayurvedic medicines

37

Reprocessing of waste cotton

3

Small Bakery /confectionery

38

Rice mill (Rice hullers only)

4

PP film

39

Rolling mill ( gas fired) and cold rolling mill

5

Biomass briquettes

40

Rubber goods (gas operated baby boiler)

6

Melamine resins

41

Saw mills

7

Brass and bell metal utensils

42

Soap manufacturing

8

Candy

43

Spice Blending

9

Cardboard / corrugated box

44

Spice grinding

10

Carpentry & wooden furniture

45

Steel furniture

11

Cement products

46

Grains processing

12

Ceramic colour by mixing

47

Tyres /tube retreating

13

Chilling plant and ice making

48

Chilling /ice plant

14

Coke briquetting

49

CO2 recovery

15

Small Cotton spinning and weaving

50

Distilled water

16

Dal Mills

51

Small Hotels

17

Decoration of ceramic cups

52

Optical lenses

18

Digital printing on PVC clothes

53

Mineralized water

19

Handling, storage of food grains

54

Tamarind powder

20

Flour mills

55

Marble stone

21

Electrical Glass , ceramic, earthen potteries

56

Emery powder

22

Glue from starch

57

Flyash export

23

Gold and silver smithy

58

Mineral stack yard

24

Non-polluting Heat treatment

59

Oil and gas transportation pipeline

25

Insulation /coated papers

60

Seasoning of wood

26

Leather foot wear /products

61

Synthetic detergent

27

Blending of Lubricating oil, greases

62

Tea processing

28

Pasted veneers

63

Pulverization of bamboo

29

Oil mill Ghani

30

Packing materials

31

Phenyl/toilet cleaner

32

Polythene and plastic products

33

Poultry, Hatchery and Piggery

34

Power looms (without dye and bleaching)

35

Puffed rice (muri) (gas or electrical heating)

List of White category of Industries

Sl. No.

Industry Sector

1.

Air coolers /conditioners

2.

Bicycles ,baby carriages

3.

Bailing of waste papers

4.

Bio fertilizer /bio-pesticides

5.

Biscuits trays

6.

Blending / packing of tea

7.

Block making of printing

8.

Chalk making

9.

Compressed oxygen gas

10.

Cotton and woolen hosiers

11.

Diesel pump repairing

12.

Electric lamp ( bulb) and CFL

13.

Electrical and electronic item

14.

Engineering and fabrication units

15.

Flavoured betel nuts

16.

Fly ash bricks/ block

17.

Fountain pen

18.

Glass ampules

19.

Glass putty and sealant

20.

Ground nut decorticating

21.

Handloom/ carpet weaving

22.

Leather cutting and stitching

23.

Coir items from coconut husks

24.

Metal caps containers etc

25.

Shoe brush and wire brush

26.

Medical oxygen

27.

Organic and inorganic nutrients

28.

Organic manure

29.

Packing of powdered milk

30.

Paper pins and u clips

31.

Repairing of electric motors /generators

32.

Rope (plastic and cotton)

33.

Scientific and mathematical instrument

34.

Solar module non-conventional energy apparatus

35.

Solar power generation through solar photovoltaic cell, wind power and mini hydel power (less than 25 MW)

36.

Surgical and medical products assembling

The industry sector may differ in different State Pollution Boards.

Who Needs a Pollution Certificate License?

For a business that wants to manufacture or produce or store goods in India, they must apply for it. For example, if you want to recycle the goods, you must first get a Pollution Certificate License from the government. This license is issued after you pass the inspection from related departments in your factory or plant. Then you can start your business. Any organization which is engaged in the industrial process has to obtain this certificate from the pollution control board before starting their operation. This certificate is issued by the pollution control board only when it is satisfied that the industries are following required norms and are not causing any harm to the environment.

What are the Reasons Behind a Pollution Certificate License for Business?

The main purpose of this license is to protect the environment and citizens' health. It also helps to prevent accidents.

Documents Required For CTO/CTE Pollution Certificate for Business

General Documents:

  • DIC, SIA, DGTD, Mining Lease, Conceptual Plan (in the case of a building or infrastructure project), and so on
  • Satellite picture of the project/industry site
  • The project/layout industry's plan
  • A detailed report of the manufacturing process and raw materials are included in the project report.
  • CA/CS certificate/annual report/Self Certificate as proof of investment
  • Gramsabha / local body NOC
  • Memorandum of Understanding and Articles of Association
  • Statement on the environment (in the event of a renewal/expansion)
  • Compliance with Environment clearance conditions (If applicable)

Documents for Water Consent:

  • Effluent/Sewage Treatment Plant o Effluent/Sewage Treatment Plant Technical Report o Effluent/Sewage Treatment Plant Drawing
  • CGWA's permission (If applicable)
  • Analytical reports on treated wastewater (in case of renewal/expansion)
  • Compliance with water consent conditions on a point-by-point basis (in the case of renewal/expansion)
  • Returns of water cess (if applicable)

Air Consent Documents include the following:

  • Air Pollution Control Arrangements Technical Specification
  • Monitoring Facility Schematic Diagram (Port Hole & Plate form with Spiral ladder)
  • Reports on emission analyses (in case of renewal/expansion)
  • Compliance with air consent conditions on a point-by-point basis (in the case of renewal/expansion)

Documents for Hazardous Waste Authorization:

  • Information about the SLF/Incinerator (If applicable)
  • List of hazardous waste generated
  • Forms 4 and 13 B

Conclusion

We hope that this blog has helped you better understand and navigate the process of obtaining a Pollution Certificate License for business in India. However, before undergoing any of the above procedures, we recommend that you get professional advice or you can connect with our experienced legal adviser to better understand or fill the form for a call-back or directly call us at +91 7558 640 644.

SPCB NOC

Any business activity or an institution which generates, collects, receives, stores, treats, disposes or handles any kind of industrial or commercial or individual waste in any manner is required to aquire CTE and CTO from authourities.

Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board Authorization

Each Commercial activity, be it Industrial, Mining or for Infrastructure purposes, is required to take prior permission from their respective State Pollution Control Board. Enjoy simple processing, fast updates, and, best of all, no hidden fees.

CPCB NOC

Any business activity or an institution which generates, collects, receives, stores, treats, disposes or handles any kind of industrial or commercial or individual waste in any manner is required to aquire CTE & CTO from authourities.

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