The Unit III of the Technical division comprises of the Legal Cell, Training Cell and the Environmental Clearances Section. This Unit also handles all correspondence with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
The Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board has an exclusive Legal section to deal with the matters relating to court cases filed in various courts such as Supreme Court, High Court and Appellate Authority. The Legal section coordinates with the officers of the Board and files affidavits / reports through Standing Counsels of the Board. Efforts are made to see that cases are disposed in favour of Public Health and Environment. The orders and directions issued by the courts are communicated to the stake holders for taking timely action and for implementation.
The Training Cell regularly conducts capacity building programmes with the objective to build and enhance capacity of all the functionaries of the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board for improved service delivery. The board conducts regular capacity building programmes in various aspects of prevention, abatement and control of pollution, waste minimization, cleaner production technologies, new guidelines and acts, also conducts on-site training. The technical, non technical and scientific personnel are trained in specific areas for their skill up-gradation and to enhance capacity building in the Board.
Every year, personnel are nominated for capacity building or training programmes conducted by reputed organizations / institutes within the State, Country, and Over-seas. After attending these programmes, the Officers share the knowledge acquired by them with other officers in the Board. The personnel of the Board are also invited as experts speakers for delivering lectures / presentations on various environment related topics by reputed organizations in the State as well as in the Country.