MOEF issues clarification on applicability of EIA Notification 2006 for coal tar pitch melting

Mar 06, 2018 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MOEF) vide office memorandum dated February 27, 2018 has issued a clarification regarding applicability of EIA Notification 2006 for coal tar pitch melting.

On receipt of number of requests it has been decided that the process of melting of coal tar pitch involves only physical change from solid (granular) form to liquid form and there are no emissions into the air and water. Therefore, the coal tar pitch melting does not attract the provisions of the EIA Notification, 2006.

However, other statutory clearances under Forest (Conservation) Act 1980, Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1974, Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1981, etc. may be obtained as applicable as per site conditions.

[F. No. 22-103/2017-IA.III]

URL: http://www.moef.gov.in/sites/default/files/EIA1.PDF


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