Ministry of Environment & Forests Notification 2006


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Ministry of Environment & Forests Notification 2006

  1. 1. MoEF Notification 2006<br />Faisal Khan<br />
  2. 2. Presentation Plan<br /><ul><li>Ministry of Environment & Forests
  3. 3. Environmental Impact Assessment
  4. 4. The Notification
  5. 5. Categorization
  6. 6. Stages in Environmental Clearance
  7. 7. Terms of Reference
  8. 8. The Flowchart</li></li></ul><li>Ministry of Environment & Forests<br /><ul><li>Environment Protection (Article 48-A)</li></ul>The State shall endeavour to protect and improve the environment and to safeguard the forests and wildlife of the country<br /><ul><li>Objectives of MoEF
  9. 9. Conservation and survey of flora, fauna, forests and wildlife
  10. 10. Prevention and control of pollution
  11. 11. Afforestation and regeneration of degraded areas
  12. 12. Protection of environment and
  13. 13. Ensuring the welfare of animals</li></li></ul><li>Environment Impact Assessment<br /><ul><li>Environment Impact Assessment, 2006
  14. 14. Derives authority from Environmental Rules (1986)
  15. 15. 1997 Amendment to include Public Hearing
  16. 16. Over 13 amendments with latest one in 2006
  17. 17. What is EIA?
  18. 18. A study to predict the effect of a proposed activity on the environment
  19. 19. It compares various alternatives for a project and seeks to identify the one which represents the best combination of economic and environmental costs and benefits</li></li></ul><li>The Notification<br /><ul><li>Any expansion or modernization of any activity shall NOT be undertaken in any part of India unless it has been accorded EC by Centre as per the procedure specified in the notification
  20. 20. All new projects or activities listed in this notification
  21. 21. Expansion and modernization of existing projects which cross threshold limit for concerned sector
  22. 22. Any change in product-mix in existing manufacturing unit included in Schedule beyond the specified range</li></li></ul><li>Categorization<br /><ul><li> Categorized based on spatial extent of potential impacts on human health and natural and man-made resources</li></li></ul><li>Environmental Clearance<br /><ul><li>Application shall be made in Form 1 and supplementary Form 1A after identification of site before commencing any construction activity
  23. 23. Along with the application a pre-feasibility project report also needs to be furnished.
  24. 24. Exception to the above are construction projects where conceptual plan needs to be furnished</li></li></ul><li>Stages in Environmental Clearance<br />
  25. 25. Terms of Reference<br /><ul><li>statement of need for and objectives of the proposal
  26. 26. project background and description
  27. 27. study area or impact zone(s)
  28. 28. applicable policy and institutional considerations
  29. 29. EIA requirements and decision-making particulars
  30. 30. provisions for public involvement
  31. 31. alternatives to be examined
  32. 32. the impacts and issues to be studied
  33. 33. the requirements for mitigation and monitoring
  34. 34. the timeframe for completion of the EIA process
  35. 35. the means for making changes to the ToR if necessary</li></li></ul><li>Environmental Clearance contd..<br /><ul><li>Project Management to submit half-yearly compliance reports to regulatory authority on 1st June and 1st December of each calendar year
  36. 36. All compliance reports shall be public documents and shall also be displayed on website of regulator
  37. 37. Prior EC granted for a specific project may be transferred during its validity to another legal person with “no objection” by transferor and regulatory authority on same terms and conditions under which EC was initially granted and for the same validity period</li></li></ul><li>The Flowchart<br /><br />
  38. 38. Thank you for listening!<br />