Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of India has issued Environment Impact Assessment EIA Notification dated 14th September, 2006 for according Environment Clearance(EC) to 8 categories of industries/projects by the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of India and by a State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority constituted by Government of India on the recommendations made by the State Government. The eight categories of industries/projects requiring EC are further categorized into A & B. The 'A' categories of industries are in terms of production above the specified threshold limits requiring Environmental Clearance from Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of India. The 'B' category industries are smaller units in terms of production with or without specified minimum threshold of production but production below that specified for 'A' category. To clear 'B' category industries, the Central Government has decentralized the entire process of EC by creating an independent SEIAA supported by a State Level Expert Appraisal Committee(SEAC) as per the Notification S.O. No. 255(E) dated 7th February, 2011. Copy of the same is available in this Home web site. The SEIAA comprises of 3 Members and SEAC comprises of 6 Members and a Secretary. Copy of EIA Notification giving details of category of 'A' & 'B' industries are available in the MOEF website. www.envfor.nic.in
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