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Q-46. If somebody wants to associate himself with GPCB for pollution control, which is the contact point?

A. This can be done with Head Office or concerned Regional Office.

Q-47. For reference purpose, can people access GPCB Library?

A. Yes.

Q-48. Will GPCB officers be available for meaningful inter-action about pollution control matters?

A. Yes. GPCB officers participate in several interaction sessions.

Q-49. Does GPCB order compensation for any damage due to pollution ?

A. No. In the cases falling under Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991, the affected party can approach the District Collector for awarding compensation against the damages.

Q-50. What is the policy of GPCB with regard to plastic bags ?

A. The policy of GPCB in this regard is as per the provisions laid down in the notification published by the MoEF, GoI, under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 on 'Recycle Plastic (Manufacture And Usage) Rules, 1999' has now been amended as 'Plastics Manufacture, Sales & Usage Rules, 2003' on 17th June 2003

The most Important provisions are:
(1) No person shall manufacture, stock, distribute or sell carry bags made of virgin or recycled plastic bags which are less than 20 cms x 30 cms (8x12 inches) in size and which do not conform to the minimum thickness of 20 micron. [For the purposes of this rule, the minimum weight of 50 carry bags made of virgin or recycled plastics shall be 105 gms. plus or minus 5% variation and the carry bags of larger sizes shall be of proportionate increase in weight].
(2) No vendor shall use carry bags made of recycled plastic for storing, carrying, dispensing or packaging of foodstuffs.
(3) No vendor shall use containers made of recycled plastics for storing, carrying, dispensing or packaging of foodstuffs.
(4) Every occupier manufacturing carry bags or containers of virgin plastic or recycled plastic or both shall make an application to the State Pollution Control Board for grant of registration or renewal of registration for his unit.
(5) Carry bags and containers made of virgin plastic shall be in natural shade or white.

Q-51. What are the appeal provisions available in rejection cases ?

A. Any person aggrieved by the rejection order of Consent under Water can file an appeal with the Appellate Authority constituted by the State Government and in the case of Environmental Clearance of the Govt.of India, the aggrieved person can file the appeal with the National Environment Appellate Authority at the National Level.

Q-52. What can be done with regard to polluting vehicles ?

A. Norms in this regard have been notified under the Motor Vehicles Act and the same are implemented by Transport Department.

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