Environmental Clearance Certificate is compulsory for each and every form of industry and project as provided in the Bangladesh Environmental Conservation Act, 1995. No industrial establishment can start their business without obtaining an Environmental Clearance Certificate (ECC) from the Department of the Environment (DOE).
The industry / project shall meet all the specified requirements set by the Government of Bangladesh with regard to air, noise, water, odor and other environmental quality standards. For the purpose of issuance of Environmental Clearance Certificate, the industrial units and projects shall, in consideration of their site and impact on the environment, be classified into the
following four categories:-
Require Documents for Environmetal Clearance Certificate:
Environmental Clearance Certificate shall be issued to all existing industrial units and projects and to all proposed industrial units and projects falling in the Green Category. For industrial units and projects falling in the Orange-A, Orange-B and Red categories, first a Location Clearance Certificate and thereafter an Environmental Clearance Certificate shall be issued.
1. No Objection Certificate from local authority
2. Project Profile (On business letterhead)
3. Layout plan
4. Cadestarial/Cadastral Map with Dag & Khatian
5. Process Flow Diagram (on business letterhead)
6. Registration of BOI (if required)
7. Rent Agreement (if required)
8. Initial Environmental Examination [IEE Report] (If required)
9. Environmental Management Plan [EMP Report] (If required)
10. Environmental Impact Assessment [EIA Report] (If required)
11. Copy of Treasury Challan
Steps to be followed:
Step 1: Submit application with supporting documents.
Step 2: Verification of application and supporting documents.
Step 3: Inspection by the inspector after verification of all reports and documents.
Step 4: Obtain certificate from DoE.
Time: After submission 7 to 10 days.
Fees: Fees payable under these Rules shall be deposited with the Bangladesh Bank or a Government Treasury by a Treasury Challan in favour of the Director General.
Renewal: The period of validity of an Environmental Clearance Certificate shall be, in the case of Green Category, three years from the date of its issuance and in all other cases one year.
Each Environmental Clearance Certificate has to be renewed at least thirty (30) days before expiry.
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