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Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Rules, 1983

Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Rules, 1983

Department of  Environment

                                  NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 21st December, 1983

G.S.R. 6(E).-In exercise of the powers conferred by section 54 of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 (14 of 1981), the Central Government, in consultation with the Central Board for the Prevention and Control of Water Pollution, hereby makes the following rules, namely:-

CHAPTER I - PRELIMINARY

1. Short title, application and commencement.

(1) These Rules may be called the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) (Union Territories) Rules, 1983.

(2) They shall apply to the Union Territories of Delhi, Pondicherry, Goa, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Lakshadweep, Mizoram, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh and Chandigarh.

(3) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. Definitions.

   In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires:-

(a) "Act" means the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 (14 of 1981);

(b) "appellant" means any person aggrieved by and appealing against an order made by the Board;

(c) "Appellate Authority" means an Appellate Authority constituted by the Central Government under sub-section (I) of section 31 of the Act;

(d) "Board" means the Central Board for the Prevention and Control of Water Pollution constituted under section 3 of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 (6 of 1974);

(e) "Chairman" means a Chairman of the Board;

(f) "consultant" means any person appointed as such under sub-section (5) of section 14;

(g) "Form" means a form appended to these rules;

(h) "premises" means any building structure or load used for industrial or commercial purposes where pollution occurs;

(i) "State Air Laboratory", in relation to a Union Territory, means a laboratory established or specified as such by the Central Government under sub-section (1) of section 28;

(j) "section" means any section of the Act;

(k) "Board Laboratory" means a laboratory established or recognised as such under sub-section (2) of section 17;  words and expressions used but not defined in these rules and defined in the Act shall have the meaning respectively assigned to them in the Act. 

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