Hon'ble Appellate Authority has been constituted under the chairmanship of a Hon'ble Justice (Retd), High Court of Madras with two technical members as per the G.O.Ms.No.66, Environment and Forests Departments, dated 7.5.2013. It is functioning at No.51, Gangadeeswarar koil street, Purasaivakkam, Chennai-86. The Authority entertains and disposes of the appeals preferred by the industries against the order of the TNPCB issued under Section 25/26 and 27 of Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, as amended in 1988 and any orders issued under Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act,1981 as amended in 1987.
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) was established at New Delhi on 18.10.2010, for effective and expeditious disposal of cases relating to environmental protection and forest conservation. Any person aggrieved by an order or decision of the SPCB and /Appellate Authority order issued under Section 28, 29 and 33A of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, under Section 13 of Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977, under Section 31 of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and under Section 5 of the Environmental (Protection) Act, 1986 may apply to NGT within 30 days of the order issued by the Board / Appellate Authority
NGT for southern zone was constituted and functioning at Chennai. TNPCB has facilitated for the establishment of first bench of NGT southern zone. The Board has also facilitated the establishment of the second bench of the NGT southern zone at Chennai. The second bench is functioning from 23.3.2015 onwards. The NGT is functioning at PWD Estate, Chepauk, Triplicane, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600005.