Ques:What are important Environmental Laws in the Country?
Ans: The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974
The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981
The Water (prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977
The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and Rules there under
The Public Liability Insurance Act, 1981
Ques: What do you mean by Water and Air Consent? Who are required to obtain consent from Board?
Ans: Consent means the sanction of the authority of the Board for the discharge of the effluent (sewage or trade effluent into a stream or well or sewer or on land ) or emission of air pollutant into the atmosphere. The consent issued by Board under section 25/26 of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1974 is known as water consent and under section 21 of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 is known as air consent,As per section 25 of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1974, no person shall without the previous consent of the State Board,
Establish or take any steps to establish any industry, operation or process, or any treatment and disposal system or any extension or addition thereto, which is likely to discharge sewage or trade effluent into a stream or well or sewer or on land; or
Bring into use any new or altered outlets for the discharge of sewage; or
Being to make any new discharge of sewage.
And, as per section 21 of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, no person shall without previous consent of the State Board, establish or operate any industrial plant in an air pollution control area.
Ques:Is any fee required for obtaining consent? What do you mean by Consent Fee?
Ans: Yes Sir. The consent fee means the fees charged by the Board for the grant of consent by the Board.
Ques:What do you mean by investment?
Ans: The investment means the amount of capital invested by the industry on capital works including land; machinery; and equipment. This is the gross block (without depreciation) of all fixed assets.
Ques:Is there any prescribed form for consent application?
Ans: Yes Sir, There are prescribed forms of application for obtaining consent.
Ques:Where the consent application forms are available?
Ans: The consent application forms are available at Offices of the Jammu & Kashmir State Pollution Control Board.
Ques:Whether consent renewal fee has to be paid annually?
Ans: A web-site contains several works such as literary works, artistic works (photographs etc.), sound recordings, video clips, cinematograph films and broadcastings and computer software too. Therefore, a separate application has to be filed for registration of all these works.