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The Ozone Cell

The Ozone Cell, which has been the given the responsibility for carrying out all tasks relating to phaseout. It governs day-to-day operations, promulgation of relevant policies and monitoring implementation of all phaseout projects. The Ozone Cell reports to the Secretary, MoEF on key issues relating to ODS phaseout and to the Executive Committee on the overall progress of all MLF-funded activities. The Quota and Licensing system, on CFC production, imports and exports of ODS, is primarily handled by Ozone Cell. The Ozone Cell receives MLF support for its operations through the UNDP.

 

It is the main interface between GOI, Montreal Protocol Secretariat and ODS consuming industries in India.

A Technology and Finance Standing Committee (TFSC) guides the development of policies. The TFSC reviews and approves all project-based activities to be undertaken. It is constituted by representatives from relevant ministries, national research institutions and industry associations. In addition to this, Monitoring Sub-Committee reviews production and consumption data and approves data for reporting the Ozone Secretariat. Representative of small and tiny enterprises are also part of the implementation process.

 

Technology and Finance Standing Committee (TFSC)

The Technology and Finance Standing Committee (TFSC) constituted by the Ministry of Environment & Forests to review the proposals and projects prepared by various implementing agencies to phase out ODS technology and replace it by non-ODS technology with funding from Montreal Protocol Multilateral Fund. This committee also reviews the other financial incentives schemes like duty exemptions for import of equipments needed for non-ODS technology. It is a broad based committee with inputs from Ministries of Finance, Economic Affairs, Petrochemicals, Industry, Defence, CII and others with appropriate techno-economical expertise. It meets as and when necessary.


Project Management Unit (PMU)


PMU is a society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 for implementing ODS production and consumption phaseout projects in India. CFC production sector phaseout project and CTC production and consumption phaseout projects are being implemented by the PMU.

 

The PMU is governed by a Governing Body headed by the Additional Secretary MOEF and is under the administrative control of the Ozone Cell.


The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) is empowered by the Ministry of Environment & Forests to implement regulation relating to controlling and monitoring production and consumption of Ozone Depleting Substances. The CPCB delegates authority to the State Pollution Control Boards for enforcement. The office of the Development Commissioner of Small Scale Industries, Small Industries Services Institute (SISI) at State level coordinate registration firms using ODS. Entrusted with monitoring progress of ODS phase out.



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