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Circulars for the Year 2019

  1. OM Dated 09.05.2019: Work Allocation of Director , Scientist ‘F’, ‘E’ (Shri Aravind Kr. Agrawal, Shri Sundeep, Smt. Shruti Rai Bhardwaj)
  2. OM Dated 12.04.2019: Prohibition on grant of statutory clearances for mineral concessions of Beach Sand Minerals held by private person/companyPDF
  3. OM Dated 12.04.2019: Processing of Environmental Clearance and Forest Clearance cases during the period of Model Code of Conduct, imposed by the Election CommissionPDF
  4. OM Dated 28.03.2019: Standardization of Environment Clearance conditions for Infrastructure sector (Highways), covered under schedule 7(f) of the EIA Notification 2006PDF
  5. OM Dated 26.03.2019: Increase in number of working days for distilleries – Amendment in Environmental ClearancePDF
  6. OM Dated 4.02.2019: Environmental Clearance to the projects in MIDC Dhatav, Taluka Roha, District Raigad (Maharashtra) – Applicability of General ConditionsPDF
  7. OM Date 23.01.2019: Exemption of Environment Clearance for Thermal Power Plant using Waste Heat recovery Boilers (WHRB) without any auxiliary fuel etc PDF
  8. OM Dated 7.01.2019: Re-Constitution of Expert Appraisal Committee (Infra-2 Sector) for Environmental Impact Assessment of projects requiring
    Environmental Clearance under the Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006, as amended
    PDF
  9. OM Dated 04.01.2019: Standardization of Environment Clearance conditionsPDF

Circulars for the Year 2018

  1. OM Dated 19.11.2018: Standardization of Conditions to be stipulated in the Environmental Clearance for Thermal Power Projects.[PDF](77.2 KB)
  2. OM dated 15.03.2018: Implementation of Notification S.O.1030(E) dated 8 th March 2018[PDF](28.31 KB)
  3. OM dated 19.03.2018: Compliance of the order dated 14 th March 2018 of Hon’ble High court of Judicature at Madras in WMP Nos. 3361 and 3362 of 2018, and WMP No.3721 of 2018 in WP No.11189 of 2017 [PDF](58.41 KB)
  4. OM dated 02.04.2018: Clarification regarding applicability of EIA Notification 2006 for Coal tar Pitch Melting [PDF](17.33 KB)
  5. OM dated 27.04.2018: Exemption from Public Consultation for the projects / activities located within the Industrial Estates / ParksPDF(37.52 KB)
  6. OM dated 01.05.2018:Corporate Environment Responsibility (CER)PDF(48.13 KB)
  7. OM dated 09.05.2018: Expert Appraisal Committee for appraisal of Infrastructure, CRZ and other miscellaneous projects (Infra-1 sector)PDF
    (18 KB)
  8. OM Dated 01.05.2018: Corporate Environment Responsibility (CER) PDF (48.13 KB)
  9. OM Dated 09.05.2018: Expert Appraisal Committee for appraisal of Infrastructure, CRZ and other miscellaneous projects (Infra-1 sector) PDF (18 KB)
  10. OM Dated 22.06.2018: Imposition of Corporate Environment Responsibility (CER) PDF (14.39 KB)
  11. OM Dated 05.09.2018: Increase in number of working days for distilleries – Amendment in Environmental Clearance PDF (3.78 MB)
  12. OM Dated 12.09.2018: Oil & gas transportation pipeline – Applicability of the EIA Notification, 2006 PDF (347.75 KB)

Circulars for the Year 2017

  1. OM dated 25.10.2017: Compliance to the recommendations of the CAGPDF(25.13 KB)
  2. OM dated 23.10.2017: Consideration of Category “B” proposals at the Central Level in the absence of duly constituted State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) or State Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC)PDF(18.99 KB)
  3. OM dated 18.10.2017: Prior Environmental Clearance for Manufacturing of Insecticides – Compliance of the directions of the National Green TribunalPDF(51.17 KB)

Circulars for the Year 2014

  1. OM dated 10.12.2014: Exemption from Public Consultation for the projects / activities located within the Industrial Estates / ParksPDF(3.66 MB) – regarding
  2. OM dated 05.12.2014: Use of ENVIS Website for appraisal of proposalPDF(3.49 MB) – regarding
  3. OM dated 07.10.2014: Status of land acquisition w.r.t. project site while considering the case for environment clearance under EIA Notification, 2006 – regardingPDF
  4. OM dated 07.10.2014: Categorisation of environment clearance conditions in the environment clearance document for different phases of implementation of the project – regardingPDF
  5. OM dated 07.10.2014: Seeking additional studies by EACs / SEACs during appraisal of project beyond the Terms of Reference (ToRs) prescribed under EIA Notification, 2006, as amended – regardingPDF
  6. OM dated 25.09.2014: Environment (Protection) Amendment Rules, 2014 – Notification No. G.S.R. 02(E) dated 2nd January, 2014 regarding supply and use of coal with ash content not exceeding 34% to coal based Thermal Power Plants – compliance reg.PDF
  7. OM dated 11.08.2014: Environment sustainability and CSR related issues – guidelinesPDF
  8. OM dated 20.08.2014: Consideration of development projects located within 10 km of National Park and Sanctuaries seeking environmental clearance under EIA Notification, 2006 – clarification regardingPDF
  9. OM dated 22.08.2014: Validity of Terms of Reference (TORs) prescribed under EIA Notification, 2006 for undertaking detailed EIA and EMP studies for developmental projects requiring environmental clearance and other related issues – clarification regardingPDF
  10. OM dated 02.09.2014: Guidelines for granting Environment Clearance for expansion of Coal Mining Projects involving one time Production Capacity Expansion in the existing operation – reg.PDF
  11. OM dated 01.09.2014: Consideration of Projects for environmental clearance based on Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index (CEPI) – Keeping in abeyance the Moratorium in respect of Coal Mining expansion projects in Chandrapur Critically Polluted Area (CPA).PDF
  12. OM dated 28.07.2014: Guidelines for granting Environment Clearance for expansion of Coal Mining Projects involving one time Production Capacity Expansion in the existing operation – reg.PDF
  13. OM dated 25.07.2014: Consideration of proposals from Ratnagiri and Sindhndurg districts, MaharashtraPDF
  14. S.O. 1598(E) and S.O. 1599(E), dated 25.06.14 – Amendment to the notification S.O. 1533(E), dated 14.09.06.PDF
  15. Consideration of projects for environmental clearance based on Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index (CEPI) – Re-imposing of Moratorium in respect of critically polluted areas namely Ghaziabad (UP), Indore (M.P.), Jharsuguda (Orissa), Ludhiana (Punjab), Panipat (Haryana), Patancheru – Bollaram (A.P.), Singraulli (UP & MP) and Vapi (Gujarat), and projects / activities to be allowed in Critically Polluted Areas under moratorium – Regarding keeping in abeyance OM dated 17th September, 2013 w.r.t. re-imposition of moratorium in aforesaid eight critically polluted areas.PDF
  16. OM dated 07.01.2014 – Guidelines for granting Environment Clearance for expansion of Coal Mining Projects involving one time Production Capacity Expansion in the existing operation.PDF

Circulars for the Year 2013

  1. OM dated 30.12.2013 – Consideration of Environment Clearance (EC) for UMPPs Linked to Captive Coal BlocksPDF
  2. OM dated 24.12.2013 – Guidelines for consideration of proposals for grant of environmental clearance Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2006 and its amendments – regarding categorization of Category ‘B’ projects/activities into Category ‘B1’ & ‘B2’.PDF
  3. OM dated 17.10.2013 – Consideration of proposals from Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts, Maharashtra.PDF
  4. OM dated 30.09.2013 – Consideration of proposals from Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts, Maharashtra.PDF
  5. OM dated 30.08.2013 – Consideration of proposals from Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts, Maharashtra.PDF
  6. Storing the records relating to processing of cases for Environment Clearance and Forest Clearance electronically – reg.PDF
  7. S.O. 2559 (E), [22/08/2013] – Amendment to EIA Notification 2006.PDF
  8. S.O. 2204(E) [19/07/2013] – Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2006PDF
  9. OM: Streamlining of process of Environment Clearance (EC) and Forest Clearance (FC) cases by Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) & Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) respectively for Hydropower and River Valley Projects (HEP & RVP)-reg.PDF
  10. OM:Consideration of projects for grant of environment clearance under EIA Notification, 2006, which involve forest land – Procedure to be followed – partial modification, reg. pdf]PDF [Updated: August 2nd, 2013]
  11. OM: Environment Clearance for buildings and real estate projects.[pdf]PDF [Updated: July 2nd, 2013]
  12. Integrated Steel Plants and Sponge Iron Plants, which are linked to Iron Ore as raw material from mining operations in the Districts of Bellary, Tumkur and Chitradurga in Karnataka – reg. [pdf]PDF [Updated: July 1st, 2013]
  13. Consideration of proposals for TORs / Environment Clearance / CRZ Clearance involving violation of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 / Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2006 / Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification, 2011 – reg. [pdf]PDF [Updated: July 1st, 2013]
  14. Guidelines for consideration of proposals for grant of environmental clearance under EIA Notification, 2006 for mining of ‘brick earth’ and ‘ordinary earth’ having lease area less than 5 ha – regarding categorization as Category ‘B2’.[pdf]PDF [Updated: June 24th, 2013]
  15. OM on High Rise Buildings dated 7th Feb, 2012.[pdf] PDF[Updated: May 7th, 2013]
  16. Consideration of proposals from Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts, Maharashtra-Reg.[pdf]
    PDF[Updated: May 1st, 2013]
  17. CRZ Clearance for laying of crude oil pipeline from Chennai Port to CPCL Refinery at Manali, Tamil Nadu by M/s Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd -Reg.[pdf]PDF[Updated: April 4th, 2013]
  18. Consideration of proposals from Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts, Maharashtra.[pdf]PDF[Updated: April 4th, 2013]
  19. Amendment in OM regarding Rationalization of procedure for Environmental Clearance for Highway Projects involving borrow areas for soil and earth-Reg.[pdf]PDF[Updated: April 4th, 2013]
  20. Consideration of projects for grant of environment clearance under EIA Notification, 2006, which involve forest land – Procedure to be followed – further clarifications.[pdf] PDF[Updated: March 20th, 2013]
  21. Extension of Term of the Committee to review the provisions of EIA Notification, 2006 relating to Building, Roads and SEZ projects and OM issued by this Ministry on High Rise Buildings-reg.PDF[pdf][Updated: March 15th, 2013]
  22. Consideration of projects regarding Calcined Petroleum Coke units for environmental clearance under EIA Notification, 2006-Clarification regarding.[pdf]PDF[Updated: February 25th, 2013]
  23. Consideration of Projects of Thermal Power, Steel Sector for Environmental Clearance with sourcing of Coal from dedicated Coal Blocks/Coal India -Further Clarification -regarding.[pdf]PDF [Updated: February 5th, 2013]
  24. Committee to review the provisions of EIA Notification 2006 relating to Building, Roads and SEZ projects and OM issued by this Ministry on High Rise Building.PDF[pdf] [Updated: January 2nd, 2013]

Circulars for the Year 2012

  1. Guidelines for granting Environment Clearance for expansion of Coal Mining Projects involving one-time production capacity expansion of up to 25% in the existing operation – reg.[pdf]PDF [Updated: December 20th, 2012]
  2. Rationalization of procedure for Environmental Clearance for Highway Projects involving borrow areas for soil and earth – Reg.[pdf]PDF [Updated: December 19th, 2012]
  3. Standardization of TORs for Identified Categories of Projects.[pdf] PDF[Updated: December 5th, 2012]
  4. Consideration of proposals for TORs/Environment Clearance/ CRZ Clearance involving violation of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 / Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2006 / Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification, 2011 – reg.[pdf][Updated: December 13th, 2012]
  5. Simplification of clearance procedure for SEZs.[pdf]PDF[Updated: December 4th, 2012]
  6. De-listing of pending projects -reg. [pdf] [Updated: December 4th, 2012]
  7. Consideration of expansion proposals for grant of Environmental Clearance under the EIA Notification, 2006.[pdf]PDF[Updated: May 31st, 2012]
  8. Institutionalizing Corporate Environmental Responsibility – Regarding. [Comments Invited][pdf]PDF[Updated: May 18th, 2012]
  9. Incorporation of Corporate Environment Responsibility in TORs and ECs to be granted by MoEF/SEIAAs under EIA Notification, 2006 – Regarding.PDF[pdf] [Updated: May 18th, 2012]
  10. Consideration of projects for grant of environment clearance under EIA Notification, 2006, which involve forestland – procedure to be followed – Further Clarifications – Regarding.PDF[pdf] [Updated: May 18th, 2012]
  11. Order of Hon’ble Supreme Court dated 27.2.2012 in I.A. no. 12-13 of 2011 in SLP (C) no. 19628-19629 of 2009 in the matter of Deepak Kumar etc. Vs State of Haryana and Ors. – Implementation thereof – Regarding.[pdf]PDF [Updated: May 18th, 2012]
  12. Consideration of Projects of Thermal Power, Steel Sector, etc. for Environmental Clearance with sourcing of Coal from dedicated Coal Blocks/Coal India Ltd. PDF[pdf] [Updated: April 20th, 2012]
  13. Consideration of projects for environmental dearance based on Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index (CEPI) – Extension of Moratorium till further orders – Regarding. [pdf] PDF[Updated: April 4th, 2012]
  14. Submission of project documents and information for obtaining environment clearance in electronic format along with hard copy – compliance of the order of Central Information Commission dated 18.1.2012 – Regarding.[pdf]PDF[Updated: March 20th, 2012]
  15. Submission of project documents and information for obtaining environment clearance in electronic format along with hard copy – compliance of the order of Central Information Commission dated 18.1.2012 – Regarding.[pdf]PDF[Updated: March 20th, 2012]
  16. Order of Hon’ble National Green Tribunal dated 24.01.2012 in MA No. 30/2011 arising out of appeal No. 15/2011 in the matter of Satish Umesh Prabhu and Ors. Vs M/s Matoshri Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. and Ors – Compliance thereof.[pdf]PDF[Updated: March 13th, 2012]

Circulars for the Year 2011

  1. Convening of the 23rd Meeting of the National Coastal Zone Management Authority – Reg.[pdf]PDF [Updated: December 29th, 2011]
  2. O.M. [08/09/2011] – Removal of sand in the Coastal Regulation Zone area of rivers/estuaries by manual methods by traditional communities.[pdf]PDF[Updated: November 09th, 2011]
  3. Consideration of proposals regarding Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts, Maharashtra.[pdf]PDF[Updated: November 09th, 2011]
  4. O.M. [30/10/2011] – Accreditation of the EIA Consultants with Quality Council of India (QCI) National Accreditation Board of Education and Training (NABET).[pdf]PDF[Updated: October 11th, 2011]
  5. O.M. [05/10/2011] – Integrated Steel Plants and Sponge Iron Plants, which are linked to iron ore as raw material from mining operations in the Districts of Bellary, Tumkur and Chitradurga in Karnataka.[pdf]PDF[Updated: October 5th, 2011]
  6. O.M. [05/10/2011] – Ownership of EIA report and other documents by the project proponent. [pdf]PDF[Updated: October 5th, 2011]
  7. Adherence to the procedure for conduct of Public Hearing as prescribed in the EIA Notification, 2006 – Regarding. Dated September 28, 2011. [pdf]PDF
  8. Consideration of projects for environmental clearance based on Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index (CEPI) – Extension of Moratorium up to 31.03.2012 – Regarding. Dated September 27, 2011 [pdf]PDF
  9. Mining Projects from the Districts of Bellary, Tumkur and Chitradurga in Karnataka – reg. Dated: September 20, 2011. [pdf]PDF
  10. Consideration of projects for grant of environment clearance under EIA Notification, 2006, which involve forestland – Procedure to be followed – further clarifications – reg. Dated: September 9, 2011. [pdf]PDF
  11. Reclassification of Coastal Regulation Zone area on the grounds of ‘Error apparent on face of the Record’ – reg dated 08.08.2011. [pdf]PDF
  12. Reporting by the regional offices of MoEF – instructions regarding. dated 05.08.2011. [pdf]PDF
  13. Contact information of project proponents to be made part of the environmental clearance/Terms of reference (EC/TOR) letters-reg dated 18.07.2011. [pdf]PDF
  14. Consideration of projects for environmental clearance based on Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index (CEPI) – Lifting of Moratorium in respect of industrial clusters/areas of (i) Singrauli (M.P. Part and U.P. Part), (ii) Ib Valley, Jharsuguda (Orissa) -reg dated 05.07.2011. [pdf]PDF
  15. Consideration of proposals regarding Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts, Maharashtra, dated 04.07.2011. [pdf]PDF
  16. Reclassification of CRZ areas of Coastal Zone Management Plan approved in 1996 under the CRZ Notification, 1991 – reg. Updated: July 1st, 2011, dated 01.07.2011. [pdf]
  17. Environment Clearance for setting up of Solar Thermal Power Plants under JNNSM – applicability of EIA Notification, 2006 – reg, dated 30.06.2011. [pdf]PDF
  18. Accreditation of the EIA Consultants with Quality Council of India / National Accreditation Board of Education and Training (QCI/NABET) – reg, dated 30.06.2011. [pdf]PDF
  19. Out of turn consideration for environmental clearance in respect of Building and Construction Sector Projects having green rating – reg, dated 27.06.2011. [pdf]PDF
  20. Applicability of environmental clearance for new/expansion of existing Aluminium recycling project, dated 23.06.2011. [pdf]PDF
  21. Applications received for prescribing TORs/grant of EC involving land claimed to be owned by different project proponents – Procedure to be followed – reg, dated 08.06.2011. [pdf]PDF
  22. Debarring of M/s R. K. Consultants, Jodhpur from the list of accredited Environmental Consultants – Withdrawal thereof – regarding, dated 30.05.2011. [pdf]PDF
  23. Consideration of projects in respect of critically polluted areas Applicability of General Conditions to Construction Projects Clarification – regarding, dated 24.05.2011. [pdf]PDF
  24. Consideration of projects for environmental clearance based on CEPI; Lifting of Moratorium in respect of industrial clusters/areas of (i) Bhadravati, (ii) Mangalore and (iii) Greater Kochi – regarding , dated 23.05.2011. [pdf]PDF
  25. Development of Protocol and format for self monitoring for adoption by all the project proponents – Constitution of committee regarding, dated 19.05.2011. [pdf]PDF
  26. Development of criteria and formulation of guidelines for categorization of non compliances into the category of serious and not so serious – Constitution of committee regarding, dated 19.05.2011. [pdf]PDF
  27. Change in venue for EAC (Mining) meeting, dated 16.05.2011. [pdf]PDF
  28. Applicability of environmental clearance for Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) Power Projects, dated 13.05.2011. [pdf]PDF
  29. Out of turn consideration for environmental clearance in respect of Building and Construction Sector Projects having green rating, 10-05-2011. [pdf]PDF
  30. Consideration of projects in respect of critically polluted areas, 28-04-2011. [pdf]PDF
  31. Procedure for consideration of proposals for grant of environmental clearance under EIA Notification, 2006, which involve Forests, 26-04-2011. [pdf]PDF
  32. Corporate Environmental Responsibility, 26-04-2011. [pdf]
  33. Stipulation of additional conditions in respect of mega projects already granted environmental clearances, 06-04-2011. [pdf]PDF
  34. Consideration of projects for grant of environmental clearance under EIA Notification, 2006 which will involve forestland, dated 31-03-2011. [pdf]PDF
  35. Consideration of projects for environmental clearance based on Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index (CEPI)- Extension of Moratorium up to 30-09-2011, dated 31-03-2011. [pdf]PDF
  36. Consideration of projects for environmental clearance based on Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index (CEPI) – Lifting of Moratorium in respect of industrial clusters/areas of (i) Angul Talchar (Orissa), (ii) Faridabad (Haryana), (iii) Gaziabad (UP), (iv) Indore (MP), (v) Junagadh (Gujarat), (vi) Noida (UP) and (vii) Panipat (Haryana), dated 31-03-2011. [pdf]PDF
  37. Consideration of projects for environmental clearance based on Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index (CEPI) – Lifting of Moratorium in respect of industrial clusters/areas of (i)Agra, (ii)Aurangabad, (iii)Bhavnagar, (iv) Cuddalore, (v) Dombivalli, (vi) Ludhiana, (vii) Navi Mumbai and (viii) Varanasi-Mirzapur., dated 15.2.2011. [pdf]PDF
  38. Directions for show cause notice for revocation of the environmental clearance to the 6MTPA Integrated Steel Plant and 1000 MW Captive Power Plant at Kerjang, Angul, Orisaa by M/s Jindal Steel & Power Ltd, dated 10.2.2011. [pdf]PDF
  39. Consideration of projects in pipeline attracting CRZ Notification, 2011 issued vide S.O.No.19(E), dated 6.1.2011 and IPZ Notification vide S.O.20(E), dated 6.1.2011. [pdf]PDF
  40. Consideration of proposals regarding in Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts, Maharashtra. [pdf]PDF
  41. Consideration of projects of thermal power, steel sector etc for environmental clearance with sourcing of coal from dedicated coal blocks /Coal India Ltd. [Updated: January 20th, 2011] [pdf]PDF

Circulars for the Year 2010

  1. Consideration of projects of thermal power, steel sector etc for environmental clearance with sourcing of coal from dedicated coal blocks /Coal India Ltd. Dated:19.12.2010 [pdf]PDF
  2. Accreditation of the EIA Consultants with Quality Council of India / National Accreditation Board of Education and Training (QCI/NABET). Dated: 31.12.2010 [Office Memorandum] PDF
    , [List of Applicants]PDF
  3. Guidelines for preparation of pre-feasibility report for obtaining prior environmental clearance in terms of the provisions of EIA notifiaction, 2006. Dated: 30.12.2010 [pdf]PDF
  4. Consideration of Integrated and Inter-linked projetcs – procedure regarding. Dated: 24.12.2010 [pdf]PDF
  5. Consideration of proposals involving violation of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 or Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2006 / the CRZ Notification, 1991, there under. Corporate Environment Policy – regarding. Dated: 16.11.2010 [pdf]PDF
  6. Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society, Mumbai – Show Cause Notice . Dated: 12.11.2010 [pdf]PDF
  7. Consideration of projects of Thermal Power, Steel Sector etc. for Environmental Clearance with sourcing from dedicated Coal Blocks/ Coal India Ltd – reg. Dated: 1.11.2010 [pdf]PDF
  8. Accreditation of the EIA Consultants with Quality Council of India / National Accreditation Board of Education and Training (QCINABET). Dated: 1.11.2010 [Office Memorandum] PDF
    , [List of Applicants]PDF
  9. Consideration of projects for environmental clearance based on Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index (CEPI) – Lifting of Moratorium in respect of Industrial clusters/areas of Tarapur (Maharashtra), Pattencherru-Bollaram (Andhra Pradesh), Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), Vapi (Gujarat) and Mandi-Govindgarh (Punjab). Dated: 26.10.2010 [pdf]PDF
  10. Consideration of projects for environmental clearance based on Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index (CEPI)- Extension of Moratorium up to 31.03.2011. Dated: 26.10.2010 [pdf]PDF
  11. Committee constituted to examine the issues relating to monitoring of Projects – Extension of tenure. Dated: 1.10.2010 [pdf]PDF
  12. Committee constituted to examine the issues relating to Monitoring of Projects – time limit extended upto 15th October, 2010. Dated: 29.09.2010 [pdf]PDF
  13. Committee constituted to examine the issues relating to Monitoring of Projects. Dated: 25.08.2010 [pdf]PDF
  14. Consideration of proposals regarding in Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts, Maharashtra. Dated: 16.08.2010 [pdf]PDF
  15. Activities which can be undertaken without prior Environmental Clearance. Dated: 19.08.2010 [pdf]PDF
  16. Accreditation of EIA Consultant by Quality Council of India. Dated: 09.08.2010 [Office Memorandum]PDF
    , [List of Applicants]PDF
  17. Aarpee Iron Ore Mine at village Jambhunatha, District Bellary, Karnataka of M/s Smt. R. Mallamma – Suspension of mining activities regarding. Dated: 06.08.2010 [pdf]PDF
  18. Accreditation of EIA Consultant by Quality Council of India. Dated: 28.06.2010 [Office Memorandum], [List of Applicants]PDF
  19. Reconstitution of the Expert Appraisal Committee for environmental appraisal of River Valley and Hydroelectric Projects under EIA Notification 2006. Dated: 14.06.2010 [pdf]PDF
  20. Reconstitution of the Expert Appraisal Committee for environmental appraisal of Thermal Power & Coal Mine projects. Dated: 14.06.2010 [pdf]PDF
  21. Reconstitution of the Expert Appraisal Committee for environmental appraisal of Infrastructure, Building/Construction & Industrial estates and Misc. projects. Dated: 14.06.2010 [pdf]PDF
  22. Constitution of the Expert Appraisal Committee in the Industry Sector for assessment and evaluation of projects requiring clearance under the EIA Notification, 2006. Dated: 08.06.2010 [pdf]PDF
  23. 2X660 MW Coal Based Thermal Power Plant at village Salka, in Premnagar Tehsil, in Surguja Distt, in Chhattisgarh. Dated: 27.04.2010 [pdf]PDF
  24. Procedure for conduct of public hearing by the State/Union Territory Pollution Control Boards/Committees (SPCBs/UTPCCs) under the Environemntal Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2006. Dated: 19.04.2010 [pdf]PDF
  25. Guidelines for Expansion of Coal Mining Sector Projects. Dated: 15.04.2010 [pdf]PDF
  26. Expert Appraisal Committee for Mining Projects. Dated: 15.04.2010 [pdf]PDF
  27. Consideration of expansion projects for environmental clearence in thermal power sector. Dated: 22.03.2010 [pdf]PDF
  28. Timelimit for validity of Terms of Reference (TORs) prescribed under EIA Notification, 2006 for undertaking detailed EIA studies for development projects requiring environmental clearance. Dated: 22.03.2010 [pdf]PDF
  29. Office Memorandum w.r.t the Project Proponents to whom Ministry of Environment and Forests has awarded ‘Terms of References’ under the EIA Notification, 2006 Dated: 18.03.2010 [pdf]PDF
  30. Time limit for validity of Terms of Reference (TORs) prescribed under EIA Notification for undertaking detailed EIA studies for development projects requir environmental clearance. Dated: 22.03.2010 [pdf]PDF
  31. Name of the Consultant to be shown along with the project proponent in the minutes of the EACs – Instructions. . Dated:17-03-2010 [pdf].PDF
  32. Consideration of projects for environmental clearance based on Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index (CEPI). Dated:15-03-2010 [pdf].PDF
  33. Compensatory plantation for laying the pipeline for transportation of oil and gas in non-forest area. Dated:11-03-2010 [pdf].PDF
  34. Participation of the Project Proponent during the Expert Appraisal Committee Meetings- Instructions for Project Proponent. Dated:25-02-2010 [pdf].PDF
  35. Consideration of proposals regarding mining activity under the provisions of Envrionmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 from the State of Goa. Dated:24-02-2010 [pdf].PDF
  36. Conducting of Public Hearing as per EIA Notification, 2006 – regarding. Dated:25-01-2010 [pdf].PDF
  37. Consideration of projects for environmental clearance basded on Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index – Implementation thereof. Dated:22-01-2010[pdf].PDF
  38. Consideratioin of proposals relating to change in location after public hearing has been held or after environment clearance has been accorded – procedure to be followed – regarding. Dated:22-01-2010 [pdf].PDF
  39. Amendment to EIA Notification, 2006 issued vide S.O. 3067(E) dated 1st December, 2009 – Implementation thereof – regarding. Dated:18-01-2010 [pdf].PDF
  40. Consideration of projects for environmental clearance based on Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index. Dated:13-01-2010 [pdf].PDF

Circulars for the Year 2009

  1. Accreditation of the EIA Consultants with Quality Council of India (QCI)/ National Accreditation Board of Education and Training (NABET) Dated:04-12-2009[pdf].PDF
  2. Procedure for consideration of proposals for grant of environmental clearance under EIA Notification, 2006, which involve forestland and or wildlife habitat – reg, Dated:02-12-2009 [pdf].PDF
  3. Consideration of Expansion Proposals for grant of Environmental Clearance under EIA Notification, 2006 – reg, Dated:20-10-2009 [pdf].PDF
  4. Follow-up of the cases of Environmental Clearance – Revamping of Monitoring Mechanism. Dated:30-09-2009 [pdf]PDF
  5. Consideration of Projects for environmental clearance under EIA Notification, 1994 – reg, Dated:04-09-2009 [pdf].PDF
  6. Submission of applications for Environmental Clearances under EIA Notification, 2006 – Instruction for the Projects Proponents, Dated: 04-09-2009 [pdf].PDF
  7. Proposals for environmental clearance for the projets located in the Critically Polluted Areas as identified by the Central Pollution Control Board – reg, Dated: 25-08-2009 [pdf].PDF
  8. Proposals for environmental clearance for the projets located in the Critically Polluted Areas (Ankleshwar, Panoli and Vapi) in Gujarat – consideration of proposals for environmental clearance – reg, Dated: 25-08-2009 [pdf].PDF
  9. Considerations of Projects under Clause 7(ii) of the EIA Notification, 2006 – Exemption of Public Hearing – Instructions – reg, Dated: 24-08-2009 [pdf].PDF
  10. Moratorium on expansion of existing ports and initiation of new projects along the coast – Regarding, Dated: 21-08-2009 [pdf].PDF
  11. Instructions for the Environmental Consultants – Regarding, Dated: 04-08-2009 [pdf].PDF
  12. Instructions for the Project Proponents – Regarding, Dated: 04-08-2009 [pdf].PDF
  13. Increasing transparency in disposal of EC cases – Regarding, Dated: 30-06-2009 [pdf].PDF
  14. Environmental Clearance of Projects under the EIA Notification, 2006 and related matters – Procedure for submissions of files and level of decision making – Regarding, Dated: 30-06-2009 [pdf].PDF
  15. Consideration of Projects under Clause 7(ii) of the EIA Notification, 2006 – Exemption of public hearing – Instructions, Dated: 03-06-2009 [pdf].PDF
  16. Mandate/Guidelines of Monitoring to be followed by the Regional Offices of the Ministry of Environment & Forests – Instructions, Dated : 03-06-2009 [pdf].PDF
  17. Key parameters to be monitored in respect of Mining Projects by the Project Proponents for putting on their website and for display on display board in the public domain, Dated : 27-05-2009 [pdf].PDF
  18. Sector-wise E-Mail IDs for IA Division in the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Dated : 26-05-2009 [pdf].PDF
  19. Raising of queries in the EAC meetings, Dated : 14-05-2009 [pdf].PDF
  20. Implementation of the Circulars no. J-11013/41/2006-IA.II(I) dated 22nd September, 2008 and 24th March, 2009, Dated : 14-05-2009 [pdf].PDF
  21. Time bound issue of Environmental Clearances – Guidelines, Dated : 29-04-2009 [pdf].PDF
  22. Increasing transparency in disposal of EC cases – Regarding, Dated : 24-03-2009 [pdf].PDF
  23. Circular regarding locating helipads in Coastal Regulation Zone area, Dated : 25-02-2009 [pdf]PDF
  24. Environmental Clearance of Projects under the EIA Notification, 2006 and related matters – Procedure for submissions of files and level of decision making, Dated : 23-02-2009 [pdf]PDF

Circulars for the Year 2008

  1. Instructions for maintenance of transparency and streamlining of procedure for disposal of EC cases in IA division, Dated : 04-11-2008 [pdf]PDF
  2. Clarification regarding applicability of EIA notification, 2006 in respect of the Beneficiation Plant, Dated : 22-09-2008 [pdf].PDF
  3. Environmental Clearance of Projects under the EIA Notification,2006 – stipulation of condition to improve the living conditions of construction labour at site – Regarding , Dated : 22-09-2008 [pdf].PDF
  4. Scrutiny by SPCBs of Draft EIA/EMP reports submitted by the project proponents for conducting of public hearing in terms of the provisions of the EIA Notification, 2006, Dated : 06-05-2008 [pdf].PDF
  5. EIA Notification, 2006 – Consideration of Proposals of Construction Sector – Procedure – Regarding, Dated : 05-02-2008 [pdf]PDF
  6. Applicability of EIA Notification, 2006 for Cases where Land has been Acquired before EIA Notification, 1994, Dated : 15-01-2008 [pdf] PDF
    and [word]PDF

Circulars for the Year 2007

  1. Clarification regarding applicability of EIA Notification, 2006 on the projects listed under Aravalli Notification dated 7th May, 1992, Dated : 08-11-2007 [pdf].PDF
  2. Clarification regarding applicability of EIA Notification, 2006 on mining leases of 5 hectare (major minerals) and mining leases of minor minerals which have been operated before 14.9.2006, Dated : 02-07-2007 [pdf]PDF
  3. Clarification regarding Consideration of Integrated Projects, Dated : 06-02-2007 [pdf]PDF

Circulars for the Year 2006

  1. Recommendations of the Expert Appraisal Committees (EACs) after Appraisal of the Development Projects, Dated : 08-12-2006 [pdf] PDF
  2. EIA Notification dated 14 September 2006 – Interim Operational Guidelines till 13 September, 2007 in respect of Categories of projects which were not in EIA notification, 1994, Dated : 21-11-2006 [pdf]PDF
  3. EIA Notification 14 September 2006 – Follow-up action, Dated : 13-10-2006 [pdf]PDF
  4. EIA Notification 14 September 2006 – Interim Operational Guidelines till 13 September 2007 in respect of applications made under EIA 1994, Dated : 13-10-2006[pdf]PDF

Circulars for the Year 2004

Procedure for obtaining Environment Clearance for Mining Projects, Dated : 28-10-2004 [pdf]PDFand [word] PDF