Re: [mpisgmedia] MoEF Constitutes Expert Committee for Environmental Clearance for Construction Projects

rajesh, thnks. where was this? moef site?

anyone know ad and phones of expert-committee office?


--- "Rajesh R." <[email protected]> wrote:

> Ministry of Environment and Forests
> Wednesday, January 12, 2005
> EXPERT COMMITTEE CONSTITUTED TO ASSESS CONSTRUCTION
> PROJECTS REQUIRING
> ENVIRONMENTAL CLEARANCE
> 14:50 IST
>
> An Expert Committee has been constituted for
> environment impact assessment
> (EIA) of new construction projects and new
> industrial estates as required
> under the EIA Notification dated 7th July 2004.
> The Committee, headed by
> Shri Paritosh C. Tyagi, former Chairman of Central
> Pollution Control Board
> (CPCB), will scrutinize the environmental impacts of
> new Construction
> Projects and new Industrial Estates and will examine
> the Environmental
> Management Plan prepared and submitted by the
> Project authorities. It will
> suggest safeguards, where feasible, to mitigate the
> adverse environmental
> impact and also pollution prevention devices, and
> will recommend clearance
> or rejection of the projects from environmental
> angle with or without
> safeguards. The proposal for Environmental
> Clearance on which the advice of
> the Committee is sought will be placed before the
> Committee after
> preliminary scrutiny in the Ministry. In case the
> Committee is of the
> opinion that additional information is required for
> considering the
> proposal, the same shall be conveyed to the project
> authorities at the first
> meeting and, based on the additional information
> supplied by project
> authorities, a final decision shall be taken at the
> next meeting. More than
> two sittings to consider the same case shall be only
> in very exceptional
> cases. In case, the Committee is of the opinion that
> it is necessary to
> obtain comments of other agencies, experts and
> committees, they may record
> their observations and suggestions as a proviso
> while recommending the
> proposal for clearance or rejection but will not
> wait for such comments
> before sending the Committee?s recommendations.
> Site visit shall be
> undertaken, with prior approval of the Ministry, to
> look into specific
> points and aspects to be recorded in the minutes of
> the committee and the
> site visit team shall comprise of not more than two
> members who are subject
> matter specialists with expertise in the identified
> areas of enquiry. New
> townships, industrial townships, settlement
> colonies, commercial complexes,
> hotel complexes, hospitals, industrial estates and
> office complexes for
> 1,000 persons or more or discharging sewage of
> 50,000 litres per day or more
> with an investment upto Rs.50 crore or more are
> required to obtain
> environmental clearance from the Central. A
> notification to this effect,
> amending the EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment)
> Notification, 1994, was
> issued by the Ministry of Environment and Forests on
> 7th July 2004. The
> Notification stipulates that new construction
> projects which were undertaken
> without obtaining the clearance required under this
> Notification and where
> construction work has not commenced upto plinth
> level and new industrial
> estates where construction work has not commenced or
> the expenditure does
> not exceed 25 per cent of the total sanctioned cost
> shall be required to
> obtain clearance under the EIA Notification,1994.
> The projects relating to
> construction of townships, industrial townships,
> settlement colonies,
> commercial complexes, hotel complexes, hospitals,
> industrial estates and
> office complexes adversely impact environment
> including wetlands, rivers,
> streams, lakes, coastal waters and other water
> bodies posing serious health
> hazards.
>




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