Environment Clearance, CRZ Clearance, and Forest Clearance

Navigating the complexities of environmental regulations in Maharashtra is crucial for the success of any project. Our expert team provides comprehensive services to ensure your project complies with environmental clearance, CRZ Clearance, and Forest Clearance requirements set by the Maharashtra State Environmental Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) and the State Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC).

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Environment Clearance, CRZ Clearance, and Forest Clearance Overview:

Environmental clearance, CRZ clearance, and forest clearance are essential regulatory approvals required for certain development projects to ensure they comply with environmental, coastal, and forest conservation norms. Environmental clearance assesses the potential environmental impacts of projects and mandates measures to manage these impacts as per the EIA Notification, 2006. CRZ clearance protects coastal ecosystems by regulating development activities near coastal areas, ensuring adherence to the Coastal Regulation Zone norms. Forest clearance is necessary for projects involving the use of forest land, ensuring sustainable land use and forest conservation. These clearances are crucial for the sustainable development of projects while safeguarding environmental and ecological integrity.


  • Conduct on-site assessments to evaluate environmental feasibility.
  • Collaborate with architects, MEP, and geotechnical consultants to gather project data.
  • Compile necessary documentation, including Form I, IA Conceptual Plan, and Environmental Management Plan (EMP).
  • Develop a site management plan for environmental considerations during construction.
  • Design a water regime/water balance diagram, emphasizing sustainability.
  • Create a sewage treatment scheme focusing on recycling and reusing treated water.
  • Formulate a water management plan for recycled water use in non-potable applications.
  • Develop a comprehensive solid waste management plan.
  • Represent the project at hearings and presentations before the SEAC.
  • Liaise with SEAC and relevant authorities to process the proposal.
  • Provide additional information to the expert committee as requested.
  • Secure Environmental Clearance from SEIAA.

Documents Required:

  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report
  • Environmental Management Plan (EMP)
  • Consent to Establish (CTE) from the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB)
  • Project-specific documents


Environment Clearance assesses potential environmental impacts and ensures compliance with environmental regulations.

Projects under Schedule I and Schedule II of the EIA Notification, 2006, as amended, require Environment Clearance.

Submit a detailed project report and application form to SEIAA or SEAC, depending on the project category.

Environment Clearance is valid for five to ten years, depending on the project.

Key documents include the EIA Report, EMP, CTE from MPCB, and other project-specific documents.

Public consultation allows stakeholders to provide feedback and raise concerns about the proposed project.

Violating this requirement may lead to legal action, fines, project shutdown, or cancellation of clearance.

Track the status online through the official website of Maharashtra SEIAA or SEAC.

Yes, project proponents must comply with the conditions in the Environment Clearance letter and submit periodic compliance reports.

Additional information is available on the official websites of Maharashtra SEIAA, SEAC, and MPCB.

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