SAMPLING AND ANALYSIS OF INDUSTRIAL EFFLUENTS
Goa State Pollution Control Board has established its laboratory to carry out water and wastewater analysis. The Board collects samples of industrial effluent and analyses the same for the following parameters: pH, Biochemical Oxygen Demand, Chemical Oxygen Demand, Suspended Solids and Oil & Grease. Apart from this, the Board also collects and analyzes fresh water samples from different sources such as wells, springs, streams, etc.
AMBIENT AIR QUALITY MONITORING
Under the National Air Quality Monitoring Programme (NAMP) the Board monitors Ambient Air Quality at Vasco and Panaji. The Board has set up a new station at Marmugao Port Trust, Vasco on 02/09/2004. The Ambient Air Quality samples are collected as per the standard norms for ambient air quality monitoring and normal parameters like SPM, SO2 and NOx are analysed.
ISSUE OF POLLUTION UNDER CONTROL CERTIFICATES FOR VEHICLES
The Pollution Under Control (PUC) Certificates, are issued by the Directorate of Transport through the agencies appointed by the Directorate. The Goa State Pollution Control Board has no role to play in the issuance of such certificates and also the appointment of the agencies.