Under the EA process, modification of an existing facility or an activity by increasing the production capacity or making a material change or changing the production process is considered a new project. Therefore such an activity in an existing project requires an EC. Applications for EC must be submitted following the EC procedure for a new project.
The application for modifying an existing facility or an activity should be submitted to the CA following the procedure for new projects. If there is no CA for the activity that you are intending to pursue, then, the application must be submitted directly to the NEC.
This application will be treated as a new project as per the provisions under the EA Act and the Regulation. Therefore, all formalities for a new project must be completed prior to submission of an application.
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