|Under the provisions of the rules prescribed under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, it is mandatory for all industries which are required to obtain the consent of the Board either under the provisions of the Water Act, 1974 or the Air Act, 1981 to submit an Environment Statement in the prescribed form by the 30th September every year.|
|Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991|
Under the provisions of this Act, all the owners associated with production or handling of any notified hazardous chemicals must take out and renew insurance policy. In the event of any accident caused by the notified chemicals, the owner must immediately inform the concerned District Collector and the Board. Legal actions are initiated against the defaulters.
- The provisions of these Acts are implemented by the Gujarat Pollution Control Board, with its Central Laboratory (Gandhinagar) and the Regional Offices together with laboratories located at Ahmedabad Region - Gandhinagar, Vadodara, Bharuch, Surat, Vapi, Rajkot and Jamnagar.
- The Board issues 'NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE' to proposed new industries having potential of pollution after examining the location, measures and plants to control pollution of water and/or air, conversion to non-agricultural use from environmental angle holistically clearing the proposed sites. Thus, care is taken right from inception of proposed new industries and the practice is in vogue since the establishment of the Board. For effective implementation of the Acts and the rules thereof, it is made mandatory for a new industry or an industrial estate to obtain certificate, regarding adequacy and appropriateness of pollution control prior to getting government aid or loan or subsidy. For location of a new industry or industrial estate compatible with the environment, under the project of Zoning Atlas, the work on the Panchmahals District is completed and the work for other districts is in progress.