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been established as a regulatory authority for implementing variious pollution control laws. The board is committed to provide polloution free environment to the people of state. The Board has undertaken various studies of underground water, solil and air to take remedial steps to control pollution.
 
 

   Introduction

The Orissa State Prevention and Control of Pollution Board was constituted in pursuance to subsection (1) of Section- 4 of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Amendment Act, 1974, vide Notification No.1481-VII-HI-11/83 (Vol. II)-S.T.E., dated 15.07.1983 after the Orissa Legislative Assembly adopted the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981. The Board was re-designated as State Pollution Control Board, Orissa vide Notification No. Env-E(F)/8/99/1882 F&E, dated 16.07.1999 of the Forest and Environment Department, Govt. of Orissa. The functions of the Board is clearly defined in the Water and Air Acts and can be broadly classified into 3 main categories viz. (i) Enforcement, (ii) Advisory & (iii) Monitoring , research, creation of public awareness and facilitator.

Constitution of OSCB:- 

The most significant regulatory changes have been the introduction of Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, an umbrella act which was enacted in 1986 wherein, the State Pollution Control Board has been entrusted with varied of responsibilities. The various notifications and rules under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, in which State Pollution Control Board plays a very important role, are the following:

* Hazardous Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 1989 amended in 2000.
* Manufacture, use, import, Export, Storage of Hazardous Microorganism, Genetically Engineered Organisms or Cells Rules, 1989. 
* Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemical Rules, 1989,amended in 2000.
* Director (Environment), Forest & Environment Department, Government of Orissa.
* Environment Audit Notification, 1993. 
* EIA (27.01.1994) and Notification for conducting public hearing (10.04.1997) prior to the issue of NOC (Consent to establish a statutory requirement under EP Act and rules).
* Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 1991.
* Chemical Accidents (Emergency Planning, Preparedness & Response) Rules, 1996. 
* Biomedical Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 1998.
* Municipal Solid Wastes (Management & Handling) Rules, 2000.
* Recycled Plastics Manufactures and Usage Rules, 1998 amended in 1999. 
* Notification on Flyash (14th September 1999).
* Municipal Solid Wastes (Management & Handling) Rules, 2000.
* Recycled Plastics Manufactures and Usage Rules, 1998 amended in 1999. 
* Notification on Flyash (14th September 1999).

Board Members of State Pollution Control Board, Orissa
No. Name Designation
1 Chairman,SPCB, Orissa Chairman
2 Secretary to Govt., Energy Deptt. Member
3 Secretary to Govt., Industry Deptt Member
4 Secretary to Govt., Steel & Mines Deptt Member
5 Director, Environment-cum-Spl. Secretary Member
6 Director, Factories & Boilers Member
7 Chairman/ Executive Officer, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation Member
8 Chairman/ Executive Officer, Paradeep Municipality Member
9 Chairman/ Executive Officer, Jharsuguda Municipality Member
10 Chairman/ Executive Officer, Talcher Municipality Member
11 Chairman/ Executive Officer, Barbil Municipality Member
12 Dr.(Mrs.) Priyambada Mohanty Hejmadi, Former Vice Chancellor, Sambalpur University Member
13 Prof. Dr. Swayam Prakash Rout, Prof. of Chemistry, Utkal University Member
14 Shri N.C Patnaik, IFS (Retd.), Former Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) Member
15 Managing Director, Orissa Power Generation Corporation Member
16 Managing Director, IDCO Member
17 Member Secretary, SPCB, Orissa Member Convener
 



 
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