The Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986
S.O. 844(E).-In exercise of the powers conferred by sections 6 and 25 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1906 (29 of 1986), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely:-
1. Short title and commencement
(i) These rules may be called the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986.
(ii) 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 Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986);
(aa) "areas" means all areas where the hazardous substances are handled;l
(b) "Central Board" means the Central Pollution Control Board constituted under section 3 of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 (6 of 1974);
(c) "Form" means a form set forth in Appendix A to these rules;
(d) "Government Analyst" means a person appointed or recognized as such under section 13;
(e) "person" in relation to any factory or premises means a person or occupier or his agent who has control over the affairs of the factory or premises and includes in relation to any substance, the person in possession of the substance.
(ee) "prohibited substance" means the substance prohibited for handling;1
(f) "recipient system" means the part of the environment such as soil, water, air or other which receives the pollutants;
(ff) "restricted substance" means the substance restricted for handling;2
(g) "section" means a section of the Act;
(h) "Schedule" means a Schedule appended to these rules;
(i) "Standards' means standards prescribed under these rules;
(j) "State Board" means a State Pollution Control Board constituted under section 4 of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 (6 of 1974) or a State Pollution Control Board constituted under section 5 of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 (14 of 1981);
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