The content pages have also been rearranged so that all the Acts, Rules and Notifications could be seen at a glance. The fifth edition of Pollution Control Acts, Rules and Notifications issued thereunder is an example of dedicated work done by my colleague Shri Pradeep Mathur, Assistant Law Officer under the guidance of Dr. B.Sengupta, Member Secretary. The word processing, page setting and typing work has been done by Smt. Sushma Dutta, DEO. Shri P.K.Mahendru, AO PR and Smt. Anamika Sagar, Publication Assistant has assisted in printing of this publication. During compilation of this publication, every effort has been taken to avoid errors and omissions. It is requested that, errors omissions, if any, may kindly be brought to our notice for necessary corrections. We hope this fifth edition will serve as a useful ready reckener to all concerned.
V. Rajagopalan Delhi January, 2006
FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION The present volume of the Pollution Control Acts, Rules and Notifications issued thereunder, which is the fourth edition in this series, is an updated compilation of the Central enactments, rules and notifications relating to pollution control. The first edition was brought out in 1989, second in 1992 and the third edition was published in 1994. Since the publication of the third edition, several enactments and notifications have been issued. These include the following 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
The National Environmental Tribunal Act, 1995 The National Environment Appellate Authority Act,1997 The Chemical Accidents Emergency Planning, Preparedness and Response Rules, 1996 The Bio-Medical Waste Management and Handling Rules,1998 The Recycled Plastics Manufacture and Usage Rules,1999 The Municipal Solid Wastes Management and Handling Rules,2000 The Noise Pollution Regulation and Control Rules,2000 The Ozone Depleting Substances Regulation Rules, 2000 and The Batteries Management and Handling Rules,2001.
All the above mentioned Acts, Rules and Notifications, in addition to the earlier ones, have been incorporated in the present edition. The recently notified industry specific standards for the industries like, Pesticide, Pharmaceuticals Bulk Drugs , Soda Ash, emission standards for Brick Kilns, Specification of two Stroke Engine Oil, emission