Functions and Responsibilities of Haryana State Pollution Control Board
plan a comprehensive program for the prevention,control or
abatement of pollution of streams and wells as well as of air
in the State and to secure the execution thereof
advise the State Government on any matter concerning the
prevention, control or abatement of Pollution.
collect and disseminate information relating to pollution and
the prevention, control or abatement thereof.
encourage, conduct and participate in investigations and
research relating to problems of pollution and prevention,
control or abatement of pollution
collaborate with the Central Board in organizing the training
of persons engaged or to be engaged in programs relating to
prevention, control or abatement of pollution and to organize
mass education programs relating thereto
inspect sewage or trade effluents, works and plants for the
treatment of sewage and trade effluents and to review plans,
specifications or other data relating to treatment plants and
the system for the disposal of sewage or in connection with the
grant of any consent as required by this act;
lay down, modify or annul effluent standards for the sewage and
trade effluents and for the quality of receiving waters (not
being water in an interstate stream) resulting from the
discharge of effluents and to classify waters of the State :
evolve economical and reliable methods of treatment of sewage
and trade effluents, having regard to the peculiar conditions
of soils, climate and water resources of different regions and
more especially the prevailing flow characteristics of water in
streams and wells which render it impossible to attain even the
minimum degree of dilution ;
evolve methods of utilization of sewage and suitable trade
effluents in agriculture.
evolve efficient methods of disposal of sewage and trade
effluents on land, as are necessary on account of the
predominant conditions of scant stream flows that do not
provide for major part of the year the minimum degree of
lay down standards of treatment of sewage and trade effluents
to be discharged into any particular stream taking into account
the minimum fair weather dilution available in that stream and
the tolerance limits of pollution permissible in the water of
the stream, after the discharge of such effluents;
make, vary or revoke any order:- (i) for the prevention,
control or abatement or discharges of waste into streams or
wells; (ii) requiring any person concerned to construct
new systems for the disposal of sewage and trade effluents or
to modify, alter or extend any such existing system or to adopt
such remedial measures as are necessary to prevent, control or
abate water pollution;
lay down effluent standards to be compiled with by persons
while causing discharge of sewage or sludge or both and to lay
down, modify or annual effluent standards for the sewage and
Grant authorization under Hazardous Waste (Management &
Handling) Rules, 1989.
Grant authorization under Bio-Medical Waste (Management &
Handling) Rules, 1998.
implement the provisions of Noise pollution (Regulations &
implement the provisions of the Manufacture, Use, Import,
Export and Storage of Hazardous Micro-Organism Genetically
Engineered Organism or Cells Rules, 1989.
implement the provisions of the Manufacture, Storage and Import
of Hazardous Chemicals Rules, 1989, as amended to date.
implement the provisions of the Chemical Accidents (Emergency
Planning, Preparedness and Response) Rules, 1996.
implement the provisions of the Recycled Plastics Manufacture
and Usage Rules, 1999.
implement the provisions of the Ozone Depleting Substances
(Regulation) Rules, 2000.
implement the provisions of the Batteries (Management and
Handling) Rules, 2001.
implement the provisions of Control of Solid Waste Management
under Notification of Solid Waste Management issued by the
Ministry of Environment, Govt.of India vide No. SO 908 (E)
advise the State Government with respect to the location of any
industry the carrying on of which is likely to pollute a stream
or well or suitability of any premises or location for carrying
on any industry which is likely to cause air pollution.