To be published in the Gazette of India
(Extraordinary) Part II-Section 3-Sub section (ii)
Government of India
Ministry of Environment and Forests
New Delhi, the 4th July, 2005
S.O. 943 (E).- Whereas a notification under clause (d) of sub-rule (3) of rule 5 of the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986, imposing restrictions on various activities in Doon Valley Uttranchal, except those activities which are permitted by the Central Government for examining the environmental impacts, was issued vide No. S.O. 102(E) dated the 1st February, 1989;
And Whereas the said notification classified industries into three categories; namely, green, orange and red and also prescribed guidelines for permitting and restricting industrial units in Doon Valley Area;
And Whereas industries falling in the orange category are required to be assessed by the State Pollution Control Board and referred to the Central Government in the Ministry of Environment and Forests before granting ‘No Objection Certificate’;
And Whereas it has now been decided that proposals covered under the orange category, as specified in the said notification shall be dealt with as industries requiring environmental clearance as per the Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 1994, issued vide No. S.O. 60(E) dated the 27th January, 1994.
Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 5 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, it is hereby directed that all proposals, relating to development in Doon Valley, Uttranchal falling in the category of orange industry categorized vide notification No. S.O. 102(E) dated the 1st February, 1989, shall follow the same procedure as is being followed for the environment clearance of Industry Sector Projects under Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 1994 issued vide No. S.O. 60(E) dated the 27th January, 1994 as amended from time to time with effect from the date of publication of this notification in the Official Gazette.
R. Chandramohan, Joint Secretary