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Application to operate industrial plant

An application for consent is to be accompanied by fees as specified:

Industries having paid up capital

  1. Not exceeding Rs. 5,00,000 250
  2. Exceeding Rs. 5,00,000 but not exceeding 20,00,000 500
  3. Exceeding Rs. 20,00,000 but not exceeding 1 Crore 1,000
  4. Exceeding 1 crore 2,000

Every application for consent shall be made within 4 months from the date of declaration of any area as air pollution control area.

On receipt of the application the board may depute any of its officers to verify the particulars submitted.

Restraining powers of the board

Where it is apprehended by a Board that emission of any air pollutant, in excess of the standards laid down by the State Board is likely to occur by reason of any person operating an industrial plant or otherwise in any air pollution control area, the Board may make an application to a court, of a Metropolitan Magistrate or a Judicial Magistrate of the first class for restraining such person from emitting such air pollutant.

Where the court makes an order restraining any person from discharging or causing or permitting to be discharged the emission of any air pollutant, it may, in that order,

  1. direct such person to desist from taking such action as is likely to cause emission;
  2. authorize the Board, if the direction under clause (a) is not complied with by the person to whom such direction is issued, to implement the direction in such manner as may be specified by the court.

(4) All expenses incurred by the Board in implementing the sections of the court under clause (b) shall be recoverable from the person concerned as arrears of land revenue or of public demand.

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