In a Notice dated 21st February, 2020 the Pollution Control Board (“SPCB”) of Assam has informed that the following existing, ongoing, upcoming and proposed Industrial units/ processes/ establishments have to obtain the “Consent to Establish” and “Consent to Operate” under the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act,1974 (“Water Act”) and the Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 (“Air Act”) from the SPCB:
- Nursing Home, Clinic, Diagnostic Center, Dental Clinic
- Hotel, Restaurant, Dhaba, Marriage Hall, Bakery
- Automobile Service Stations
- Infrastructure Development Project
The Industrial units/ processes/ establishments are required to obtain the Consents within 22nd March, 2020 i.e. within a period of 30 days from the date on which the Notice has been issued
The notice has become effective immediately and any contravention would attract penalties under the provisions of the Water Act and Air Act and the relevant Rules made under these Acts.
Source: Pollution Control Board, Assam