How to Apply ?
PROCEDURE FOR FILING AND PROCESSING CFE APPLICATIONS
The A P Pollution Control Board has formulated guidelines for establishment of certain category of industries and distance to be maintained from the National Highway, State Highway, Village Roads and Human habitation so as to minimize the adverse impacts of the project on the surrounding environment. Guidelines. The proponent has to select a suitable site for the proposed industry considering the guidelines.
After selecting the site, the Proponent has to apply for Consent for Establishment (CFE) of APPCB through the Single Desk Portal of Andhra Pradesh (www.apindustries.gov.in). Click here to view AP Single Window Act. The proponent shall submit the filled in application as well as the prescribed fee along with the required attachments online only through the above mentioned portal.
The proponent shall fill the application completely. If the space provided in the application is not adequate, data can be annexed in separate sheets. If any item is not related to the industry, it can be filled as NA (not applicable).
The list of the documents to be attached:
Map indicating the site location with approach road including adjacent areas on all four sides duly marking nearby Villages, Water Tanks (Cheruvus / Kuntas), Forests, Other sensitive areas like Hospitals, Schools, Temples etc. or Topo plan or Google map or IE / IDA layout duly marking the location of the industry.
In case of expansion: Condition-wise compliance status on conditions stipulated in CFE / CFO & HWA order for the existing unit along with latest analysis reports of Stack emissions, AAQ, inlet & outlet of ETP.
The APPCB issues the CFE order for a particular site only i.e. CFE order is site specific. Hence, the representative has to show the proposed project site, on the ground during inspection. The officials of APPCB inspect the site, its surroundings and prepare a report on the proposed project covering various pollution aspects of the project. The inspection report will be forwarded to Zonal Office (ZO) / Head Office (HO) of APPCB as per the delegated powers. Inspection Report Format (Red /Orange / Green ) for further processing.
The proponent is requested to go through the inspection format and ensure that entire data is filled in the application substantiating with necessary/relevant documents, for hassle free processing of the CFE applications.
The proposals are placed before the CFE committees of the Board for examination and for recommendations. As per the decision of the Committee, the RO/ZO/HO issues CFE order and uploads the same in the Single Desk Portal with in the Prescribed Time Limits. The applicant can take a printout of the Consent Order. The validity period for CFE order is 7 years.
SSI Industries (other than 66 categories of polluting industries):
The concerned Regional Officer of APPCB issues an acknowledgment without any inspection and uploads the same in the Single Desk Portal. It serves as consent (CFE / CFO) of APPCB. The acknowledgment issued only once and valid for life period as long as there is no change in the activity and the capacity.
III. AUTO RENEWAL OF CFE ORDER ON SELF CERTIFICATION / EXTENSION OF VALIDITY PERIOD OF CFE ORDER:
Generally, the CFE orders are being issued with a validity period of 7 years to complete the construction of the industry. A few project proponents are approaching APPCB to extend the validity of CFE order, on one plea or other to complete construction of the project.
In such cases, the project proponent is advised to submit a requisition letter in the prescribed format directly to the Issuing Authority who has issued the said CFE order duly mentioning the progress of construction of the project; reasons for extension of validity; and further period required to complete the project, enclosing a copy of CFE order; photographs of the site indicating the latest status of the project site. The RO/ZO/HO issues auto renewal of CFE order, extending the validity of CFE order for a period of another 7 years without inspection. There will not be any inspection by the Board officials for extending the validity period of the CFE Order. Circular dated 03.06.2016 and Prescribed Format for Auto renewal / Extension of validity period of CFE.
IV. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT TO INSTALL DG SETS for Information Technology industry / Information Technology Infrastructure / Telecommunication Companies.
The APPCB will issue acknowledgement, which would serve the purpose of consent and there is no need for the industry to obtain periodical renewal of consent till such time that a unit modifies/ changes its line of activity and/ or increases the existing DG set capacity. Application form available in G.O.Ms.No.113, dt. 19.12.2002.
V. PROCEDURE TO OBTAIN ENVIRONMENTAL CLEARANCE (EC):
As per the provisions laid under EIA Notification – 2006, certain projects / activities listed in the notification require to obtain Environmental Clearance (EC) from Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, GoI (MoEF & CC, GOI) or State Level Environmental Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA, AP) depending upon the category of project. The procedure involved in obtaining EC is available at www.moef.nic.in / www.seiaa.ap.nic.in