HSPCB issues new inspection policy for industries

Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) has issued an ‘Inspection Policy’ to streamline and simplify the process of inspections of the units or industries.

Hayana SPCB

The policy aims at inspection of industries and projects for checking the compliance of the provisions of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, and Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and Rules made there under, a spokesman of the Board said.

Schedule of mandatory inspection has been conceived in such a manner that only less than 20 per cent of the total consent applied or granted units including projects, industries and establishments, are inspected in any financial year.

The selection of industries would be done through a system developed for identifying the establishments that need to be inspected, based on computerized risk assessment considering the different compliance requirements and prevailing categorization of industry, he said.

Every inspection would be carried out after permission of the competent authority except in the case of inspection of those illegal units which are found established and operating without consent to establish (CTE) and Consent to operate (CTO) of the Board, he added.

The same inspecting officer of the Board would not inspect the same unit twice consecutively, he said.

However, no inspection is required for the purpose of dealing the cases of CTE unless violation comes to the notice of the Board.

The category-wise list of all units covered under consent management and Bio Medical Waste Rules would be uploaded in the software system to be developed by the Board for implementation of inspection policy and the same would be updated from time to time by the concerned Regional Officers.

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