Granting Consent under the provisions of the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and the Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981and Authorization under Biomedical Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 1998, the Hazardous Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 1989 and the Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000 are some of the important functions of the Board. A brief note / guidelines for obtaining the Consent / Authorization for the entrepreneurs are illustrated below:

Water Act:

Control of water pollution is achieved through administering conditions imposed in consent issued under provision of the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974. These conditions regulate the quality and quantity of effluent, the location of discharge and the frequency of monitoring of effluents. The surface and ground water monitoring conducted by the Board indicates that the water quality has improved over the years and that it is now, in general, reasonably good.

Air Act:

Under the Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981consent of the Board is mandatory for releasing emissions to the atmosphere. The Board issues consent to air polluting industries with conditions to regulate the quality and quantity of emission and stipulate the frequency for monitoring the emissions.

Consent to Establish / Operate

To establish an industry with potential for water pollution / air pollution; prior consent under the Water Act / Air Act is to be obtained respectively which needs to be obtained in two phases:

Consent to Establish This consent is to be obtained prior to establishing any industry or process or plant.
Consent to Operate
[Initial & Renewal]
Once the industry or process plant is established along the required pollution control systems, the entrepreneur is required to obtain consent to operate the unit. The consent is given for a particular period, which is mandatory to be renewed regularly

Consent to Establish

Before establishing/constructing a plant the proposed industry should obtain Consent under the Water Act and/or the Air Act. The application form for Consent under the Water Act / Air Act is to be submitted in duplicate through the Regional offices of the Board.

The application form fee is Rs. 100/- and is available at all the offices of the Board or can be downloaded from the Website. The amount is to be submitted by DD in favour of the Member Secretary, Pollution Control Board, Arunachal Pradesh payable at Itanagar

Those who have obtained the Consent need not submit application again in the above forms.

Consent is to be obtained prior to carrying out any work at the site proposed for the project. However, Consent is issued even if construction work of the unit has been started provided:

The site is suitable;
The application for Consent is accompanied by prescribed fees.
The required pollution control measures are provided.

The validity of Consent is one year. Consent should be renewed if the unit is not commissioned by then. If renewal is not sought within the validity period fresh application has to be made to the Board.

Documents to be submitted with Consent form

The documents to be submitted along with the consent application form for processing of the application are:

Consent to Operate (Initial) under Water and Air Act:

The validity of Consent is one year. Consent to Establish should be renewed if the unit is not commissioned by then. If renewal is not sought within the validity period fresh application has to be made to the Board.

The application form for Consent to Operate under the Water Act and Air Act is Schedule-I should be submitted in triplicate. The application form fee is Rs. 100/- and is available at all the offices of the Board or can be downloaded from the Website. The amount is to be submitted as DD in favour of the Member Secretary, Pollution Control Board, Arunachal Pradesh payable at Itanagar.