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The Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986

9. Functions of environmental laboratories. - The following shall be the functions of environmental laboratories:-

(i) to evolve standardised methods for sampling and analysis of various types of environmental pollutants;

(ii) to analyse samples sent by the Central Government or the officers empowered under sub-section (1) of section 11;

(iii) to carry out such investigations as may be directed by the Central Government to lay down standards for the quality of environment and discharge of environmental pollutants, to monitor and to enforce the standards laid down;

(iv) to send periodical reports regarding its activities to the Central Government;

(v) to carry out such other functions as may be entrusted to it by the Central Government from time to time.

10. Qualifications of Government Analyst. - A person shall not be qualified for appointment or recognised as a Government Analyst unless he is a-

(a) graduate in science from a recognised university with five years#$#experience in a laboratory engaged in environmental investigations, testing or analysis; or

(b) post-graduate in science or a graduate in engineering or a graduate in medicine or equivalent with two years#$#experience in a laboratory engaged in environmental investigations, testing or analysis; or

(c) post-graduate in environmental science from a recognized university with two years#$# experience in a laboratory engaged in environmental investigations, testing or analysis.

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