Environment Clearance is a Must for Steel Rolling Units Now
Hitavada reported that according to Environment Impact Assessment notification of 2006, the secondary metallurgical processing industries, the projects involving operation of furnaces only such as induction and electric arc furnace, submerged arc furnace with capacity of more than 30,000 tonnes per annum would require EC. But a Maharashtra Pollution Control Board circular says that all re-rolling, Cold Rolling and Cold Rolled Coils units that are established or operating with Consent to Establish and Consent to Operate from Maharashtra Pollution Control Board must have Environment Clearance.
Since, these units are established or operating under the CTE &CTOs obtained from SPCBs, a period of one year may be allowed for this recommended conversion to EC. This will also insure that the units remain in operation for the allowed period
Failing in which further legal action will be initiated as per NGT orders