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TRAINING MODULE ON APPCB BY Janardhan Malakapalli Architect, Urban Planner & Research Scholar

The A.P. Pollution Control Board (APPCB) is a statutory authority entrusted to implement environmental laws and rules within the jurisdiction of the State of Andhra Pradesh, India. The Board ensures proper implementation of the statutes, judicial and legislative pronouncements related to environmental protection within the State. The APPCB was constituted in the year 1976 after the enactment of the first major environmental legislation of the country, the Water (Prevention and Control of Water Pollution) Act, 1974. The Board was subsequently given the responsibility of implementing a series of other environmental Acts and Rules, either directly or indirectly. The Board functions through its Head Office at Hyderabad, five Zonal Offices headed by five Joint Chief Environmental Engineers and nineteen Regional Offices headed by nineteen Environmental Engineers. APPC Board. 1) Head Office 2) Zonal Office 5 Nos. 3) Regional Office 19 Nos.

The different sections located at the Head Office of the Board are illustrated below. Planning Section: Consent for Establishment (CFE) Section: Consent for Operation (CFO) Section: Solid Waste Management Section : Hazardous Waste Management Section : Public grievance Section (Task Force): Cleaner Production Section (CPC): Computer Section:
Legal Section: Cess Administration Section: Geographical Information System (GIS) Section: Administration Section: Finance & Accounts Section: Building Section: Library: Laboratory: Environmental Awareness Wing:


The Following Acts are implemented through APPCB Water Act Air Act Water Cess Act Environment Protection Act Hazardous Waste (Management and Handling )Rules Bio Medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules Plastic Manufacture, Sale and Usage Rules Batteries (Management and Handling) Rules Manufacture, Import and Storage of Hazardous Chemical Rules.



To advise the State Government on any matter concerning the prevention, control or abatement of water pollution
To collect and disseminate information relating to water pollution and prevention. To encourage, conduct and participate in investigations and research relating to water pollution. To collaborate with the Central Board in organizing the training of persons engaged relating to prevention & control of pollution. To inspect sewage or trade effluents, works and plants for the treatment of sewage and trade effluents. To lay down, modify or annul effluent standards for the sewage and trade effluents. To evolve economical and reliable methods of treatment sewage and trade effluents, peculiar conditions of solids, climate and water resources of different regions.


G.O.Ms.No.62 G.O. Ms.No. 148

Dated: 18th December, 2000 Dated 20th April,1999


G.O. Ms.No. 148 Dated: 18th December, 2000 of G.O.Ms.No.62 dated 20th April,1999. Ban Environment, Forests, Science & Technology Permanent Ban on Establishment & (ENV)Department. Prohibiting the location/expansion of Expansion of certain polluting industries certain air Polluting Industries near the proposed Biotech in Medak, Rangareddy, Mahaboobnagar & Park within a distance of 25 kms from Revenue Village Nalgonda Districts Orders Issued. limits of Turkapally Village Notification Issued. G.O.Ms.No.111, M.A. dated 8th March, 1996. G.O.Ms.No.95 dated 21th Sep,2007. Ban H.M.W.S. & S.B Protection of catchment Areas of Permanent Ban on Establishment & Himayatsagar and Osmansagar Lakes Expansion of certain polluting industries Recommendations of the Committee Constituted by the in Medak, Rangareddy, Mahaboobnagar & H.M.W.S. & S.B Amendment to G.O.Ms.No.192, M.A., Nalgonda Districts Orders Issued. Dt.31.3.1994 Orders Issued. E.I.A. amendment notification dated 04 April 2011. According to EIA notification all Building /Construction projects exceeding 20000 sq mts /Area Development projects and Townships projects in more than 5 Ha in area shall obtain prior environmental clearance from SEIAA Reconstitution of SEIAA SEAC GAZ dated 26th October 2010.