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Delhi Pollution Control Committee Authorization

Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) is the authority for controlling pollution in the state of Delhi and the same power was delegated to it by the Central Pollution Control Board.

  • Preparation of relevant documents duly complete in all aspects
  • In case of a new business, the set-up plan for the same
  • Obtaining the No Objection Certificate for both new and existing business
  • Follow-ups with DPCC
  • Monitoring of Reports (Air/Noise/Water)
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What is Waste Authorization?

Waste authorization refers to getting permission from the relevant authority for generation, collection, handling, reception, transport, storage, treatment, reprocessing, recycling, disposal and reuse of the hazardous products generated during business operations.

The businesses in Delhi have to get waste authorizations from DPCC. The authorizations required would depend on the nature of the business and the kind of operations that are undertaken by it.

To cope up with the ever-increasing pollution in Delhi, the DPCC has made it compulsory for the industries to obtain Consent to Operate (COE) and Consent to Establish (COE).

The authorization can be for the following depending upon the nature of the business:

  • Bio-Medical Waste

    This covers the different kinds of waste that is produced by the Healthcare Establishments, Hospitals and Nursing Homes. The Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016, are applicable on it.

  • Hazardous Waste

    This includes any waste which is a potential danger to the environment, by itself or in contact with the waste.

    As per the authorities, the disposal of the hazardous waste has to be as close to the source and its trans boundary movement has to be reduced.

  • Electronic Waste

    This includes electronic appliances that have been discarded such as computers, laptops, cellphones, TVs, etc.

  • Mercury Waste

    The mercury waste has to be treated like a hazardous waste since it poses a threat to the environment.

  • Plastic Waste

    This includes products mad out of plastic, the accumulation of which is a major threat to the environment of the Earth.

  • Battery Waste

    This is applicable to the assemblers, manufacturers, re-conditioners, auctioneers, recyclers and bulk consumers of lead acid batteries.

  • Construction and Demolition Waste

    This includes waste generated out of the processes of construction such as concrete, bricks, wood, etc.

  • Fly ash Utilization

    Fly ash is the waste/byproduct generated in the process of power generation with coal.

  • Solid Waste Management

    This includes any garbage, sludge from wastewater treatment plant, discarded materials – solid, liquid, semi-solid or gaseous.

    This could have been generated as a result of mining, industrial operations, agricultural operations, etc.

Classification of Industries

White Category

This covers industries/business sector whose pollution index score is up to 20.

Green Category

This covers industries/business sector whose pollution index score is between 20-40.

Orange Category

This covers industries/business sector whose pollution index score is between 41-59.

Red Category

This covers industries/business sector whose pollution index score is above 60.

Documents required by various industries as per their classification

White category

  • Authorized person’s PAN/Aadhaar card
  • Rent/ownership proof
  • Utility bill
  • Municipality certificate/trade license/factory license/shops and establishment certificate
  • Total area
  • Built up area
  • Height of building (in meters)

Green Industry

  • Board declaration
  • Authorized person’s PAN/Aadhaar card
  • Rent agreement/ownership proof
  • GST certificate
  • Utility bill
  • Municipality certificate
  • MSME Registration certificate
  • Sewage/Scrap/Waste Disposal Bill
  • Layout Plan
  • CA Certificate
  • Details of the height of the building
  • Total Area
  • Built-up area
  • Number of employees and workers
  • Work flow chart

Orange Industry

  • Board declaration
  • Authorized person’s PAN/Aadhaar card
  • Rent agreement/ownership proof
  • GST certificate
  • Utility bill
  • Municipality certificate
  • In case of hotels/restaurants- Eating House certificate
  • FSSAI License – for food business operators
  • MSME Registration certificate
  • Sewage/Scrap/Waste Disposal Bill
  • Layout Plan
  • CA Certificate
  • Details of the height of the building
  • Total Area
  • Built-up area
  • Number of employees and workers
  • Business Plan
  • Work Flow Chart

Red Industry

  • Board declaration
  • Authorized person’s PAN/Aadhaar card
  • Rent agreement/ownership proof
  • GST certificate
  • Utility bill
  • Municipality certificate
  • MSME Registration certificate
  • Sewage/Scrap/Waste Disposal Bill
  • Layout Plan
  • CA Certificate
  • Details of the height of the building
  • Total Area
  • Built-up area
  • Number of employees and workers
  • Business Plan
  • Work Flow Chart

Guidelines for DPCC Registration

  • The no objection certificate is granted by the DPCC for pollution control to any categories of business/industries, which have the permission of the mixed land use area zones in accordance with the by-laws of the notified Master plan.
  • The set up of no industry shall be permitted or approved in any residential area of any of Delhi’s town/city. In case of red/orange category of industries, the consent shall not be given for set up within the limits of Municipal Corporation and these industries will be allowed to be established only in designated industrial area/zone.
  • All the industries falling in the red/green/orange category shall be established in areas except approved areas like- industrial focal point, approved industrial park, industrial estate, industrial zone, shall be allowed to set up at a distance of 100 meters outside of the Municipal Council limits that comprises of 15 pucca houses set up by the Competent Authority of the State.

What is Consent to Establish (COE)?

COE has to be obtained by an industry from the State Pollution Control Board in accordance with the Water Act, 1974 and the Air Act, 1981, prior to beginning the construction activities on site.For this, an application in the prescribed format has to be made to the State Pollution Control Board, accompanied with the applicable fee and the relevant documents.

The COE shall be granted once the authorities from the State Pollution Control Board physically inspect the site and assess the industry’s environmental management system.

What is Consent to Operate (CTO)?

A CTO has to be obtained by an industry from the State Pollution Control Board in accordance with the Air Act, 1981 and the Water Act, 1974, prior to commencement of its production activities.

For this, an application in the prescribed format has to be made to the State Pollution Control Board, accompanied with the applicable fee and the relevant documents.

The COE shall be granted once the authorities from the State Pollution Control Board physically inspect the site and assess the industry’s environmental management system.

Once the authorities are satisfied that all the relevant compliances have been made, the industry shall be granted the CTO.

Which entities are required to obtain CEO and CTO?

Any entity that is involved in activities that can lead to production of industrial or commercial waste shall obtain CEO and CTO, by filing an application with the State Pollution Control Committee in Form I.

Procedure for Obtaining CEO/CTO

  • All the relevancy documents have to be collected
  • Once the documents have been verified by the professionals, they are submitted with the State Pollution Control Board along with the prescribed fee.
  • Submission of monitoring reports (Air, water or noise)
  • Submission of other necessary reports, as required by the Board.

Upon fulfillment of above-mentioned steps, the CEO is issued by the Board. Thereafter, similar procedure is followed for obtaining the CTO.

The consent received from the State Pollution Control Board shall be valid for a period of five years, post which the same would be required to be renewed.

Expert Opinion

Obtaining consent of DPCC for operating industrial activities is mandatory and requires professional expertise. We can help you with obtaining consent in the following manner:

  • Drafting and filing of the application with the DPCC, on your behalf
  • The status of the application can be tracked via our website or Mobile App.
  • You will keep getting regular updated regarding the progress.
  • Obtain the CEO and CTO from State Pollution Control Board.
  • We will follow up with the State Pollution Control Board and deliver the CEO/CTO to you through e-mail and courier.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The entities that generate bio-medical waste have to ensure that they have waste treatment facility such as autoclave, microwave system, incinerator, so that it is ensured that waste gets treated appropriately before disposal. These entities have to make application in Form I to DPCC for grant of authorization.

There are multiple categories of bio-medical waste and each has to be disposed off in accordance to its features, as prescribed by the authorities.

Bio-medical waste can be generated in the following establishments:

  • Labor Room
  • Dressing rooms
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Laboratory
  • Compound of hospital/nursing home
  • Operation Theatres/OPD
  • Injection Rooms
  • Dialysis Room
  • Corridor
  • Any such other place where blood-soaked waste material is generated

 

 

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