About Us

The Goa State Pollution Control Board is a STATUTORY BOARD constituted on 01/07/1988 under the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974. Prior to that the erstwhile Union Territory Goa, Daman and Diu, the Central Board for the Prevention and Control of Water Pollution was performing the functions of the State Board in Goa. The Central Pollution Control Board at Ponda – Goa, established a Section Office for the purpose. The same arrangement was continued till constitution of the State Board. In the meanwhile, the Section Office of the Central Board was shifted to Baroda on 4th April 1988, to reconstitute it as a West Zonal Office. All the relevant records pertaining to Goa were transferred to the Goa State Pollution Control Board on 12th September 1988

 

CHAIRMAN’S OF THE BOARD SINCE INCEPTION

 

Shri P.V. Jayakrishnan

01/07/1988

30/05/1992

Dr. Carmo Pegado

01/06/1992

04/03/1999

Shri S.R. Sharma

05/03/1999

20/07/1999

Shri Arecio D’Souza

21/07/1999

10/04/2002

Shri Baleshwar Rai

11/04/2002

31/01/2003

Dr. L.U. Joshi

12/06/2003

08/06/2009

Dr. Simon N. de Sousa

09/06/2009

03/09/2012

Shri Jose Manuel Noronha

04/09/2012

Till date

 

MEMBER SECRETARIES OF THE BOARD SINCE INCEPTION

Shri A.A. Parulekar

01/07/1988

15/08/1995

Shri H.R. Kulkarni

15/08/1995

08/06/1999

Shri Som Prakash

09/06/1999

12/07/1999

Shri A.A. Parulekar

12/07/1999

02/06/2003

Shri Suryanarayan Chary

10/06/2003

30/01/2004

Shri Amar K. Vazirani

30/01/2004

15/11/2006

Shri Ashok Daiwajna

15/11/2006

08/06/2009

Shri Srinet Kothwale

22/06/2009

08/07/2012

Shri Levinson J. Martins

09/07/2012

Till Date

 

The Goa State Pollution Control Board after constitution established its office at Bambolim in Goa Medical College Complex. In June 1991, the Government of Goa allotted independent premises for the Board at Patto-Panaji, where the Board office was shifted in September 1991.

The Board acquired new premises on the first floor in Dempo Tower at Patto Plaza, Panaji and shifted its full setup at this new premise on 15th August 2002.

Though the Board is not a licensing authority, its clearance is essential for every industrial proposal at two stages.

Stage – 1 The entrepreneurs after getting provisional registration from the Directorate of Industries and Mines in case of small scale industries and Clearance of HPCC in case of large or medium scale industries, are required to obtain clearance of the Board before taking any step to install the plant. To obtain this clearance, the entrepreneurs should apply online his application in the prescribed form for consent to Establish in the Board Office on any working day. The application fulfilling all the requirements shall be processed within the shortest possible period and in no case issue of Consent to Establish/Consent to Operate shall be delayed by more than 45 days. The files received under Red Category will be cleared by the Technical Committee every Monday and the Orange And Green Category will be cleared by Chairman of the Board.

Stage – 2 The Consent to Establish issued by the Board would be valid upto the commissioning of the plant or three years from the date of issue, whichever is earlier. The entrepreneur should submit his application for consent to operate in the Board office at least 30 days before commencement of the production, in a prescribed format online. The application for consent should be accompanied with a copy of the Consent to Establish and prescribed fees as mentioned in the Consent form along with all the necessary accompaniments. The application for Consent to operate also shall be processed as in the case of Consent to Establish.

It would be in the interest of the entrepreneurs to co-operate with the Pollution Control Board in carrying out its function to maintain quality of environment of the State.

 

Authorizations/Registrations issued By the Board

The Board as a Prescribed Authority issues Authorizations/Registrations under various Rules framed under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. The Rules under which authorizations are issued are stated below:-

1. Bio-Medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998

2. Hazardous Wastes (Management and Handling), Rules, 1989

3. Municipal Solid Wastes (Management and Handling), Rules, 2000

4. Batteries (Management and Handling), Rules, 2001

5. Plastics Manufacture Sale and Usage, Rules 1999

6. E-Waste Rules 2011

 

Cess Returns

As per the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977 as amended every industrial unit consuming 10 kilolitres of water and above are required to pay cess returns in the prescribed form with the State Pollution Control Board.

The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, The Goa Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Rules, 1988 and the Goa Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Rules, 1988 and other Rules frame under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 may be referred for more details. The Board office at Patto Plaza, Panaji also could be approached during the morning sessions for any clarification if required.