PAK-EPA Industrial Monitoring and Classification

Under Section 31 of the Pakistan Environmental Protection Act, 1997, the Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (PAK-EPA) conducted a survey of 270 industries across four industrial zones: I-9, I-10, GT Road Sang Jani, and Kahuta Triangle Industrial State. These industries were categorized into groups "A," "B," and "C" based on the pollution levels of their liquid effluents and gaseous emissions, as per the rules outlined in S.R.O. 528(1)/2001.

Industries were classified according to the pollution levels outlined in Schedule I for liquid effluents and Schedule II for gaseous emissions. This classification system aimed to categorize industries based on their environmental impact and pollution levels.

Following the initial classification, PAK-EPA initiated further monitoring of these industrial units. A monthly schedule with weekly monitoring was established to track and assess the discharge of effluents, both liquid and gaseous, from these industries. This monitoring process is crucial for ensuring compliance with environmental regulations and maintaining environmental quality in the industrial zones.

The classification and monitoring efforts by PAK-EPA are essential for identifying and addressing environmental concerns related to industrial activities. By categorizing industries based on their pollution levels and implementing regular monitoring, PAK-EPA aims to mitigate environmental risks and promote sustainable industrial practices in the designated zones.

PAK-EPA's proactive approach to industrial monitoring and classification underscores its commitment to environmental protection and sustainable development. Through these initiatives, PAK-EPA aims to safeguard the environment, promote responsible industrial practices, and ensure compliance with environmental regulations for a cleaner and healthier industrial landscape.

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