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DMI: Environmental Regulations in India

Disaster Management

An Act to provide for the effective management of disasters and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
Act Name: THE DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT, 2005
Act title: NO. 53 OF 2005

Enactment date: [23rd December, 2005.]
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Disaster Management Act 2005

On- an Off-site Plans

Factories Act

An Act to consolidate and amend the law regulating labour in factories. WHEREAS it is expedient to consolidate and amend the law regulating labour in factories.
Act Name: THE FACTORIES ACT, 1948
Act title: ACT NO. 63 OF 1948 1*

Enactment date: [23rd September, 1948.]
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Factories Act 1948 (amended 1987)

Environment Protection

The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (amended 1991)
MS&IHC Rules of 1989
Schedule 11 and 12 are the formats for the preparation of On-site and Off-site Emergency Plan respectively. These are within the MS&IHC Rules of 1989 as amended in 2000 under the Environment (Protection) Act 1986, Govt. of India.
Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986 (amended 2004)
  • The Hazardous Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 1989 (amended 2000 and 2003).
  • The Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2006.
  • Bio-medical Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 1989.

Carriage by Road Act

Act Name : THE CARRIAGE BY ROAD ACT, 2007
Act title : NO. 41 OF 2007

Enactment date : 29th September, 2007
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An Act to provide for the regulation of common carriers, limiting their liability and declaration of value of goods delivered to them to determine their liability for loss of, or damage to, such goods occasioned by the negligence or criminal acts of themselves, their servants or agents and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

2007 - full text
Section 3 and 13
Section 3 and 13 of Carriage by Road Act, 2007:
These two sections mainly deals with:
1. the basic provisions of the act and
2. the penalty of non-compliance of the act.

THE PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS REGULATORY BOARD ACT, 2006

An Act to provide for the establishment of Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board to regulate the refining, processing, storage, transportation, distribution, marketing and sale of petroleum, petroleum products and natural gas excluding production of crude oil and natural gas so as to protect the interests of consumers and entities engaged in specified activities relating to petroleum, petroleum products and natural gas and to ensure uninterrupted and adequate supply of petroleum, petroleum products and natural gas in all parts of the country and to promote competitive markets and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Tribunal Act

An Act to provide for strict liability for damages arising out of any accident occurring while handling any hazardous substance and for the establishment of a National Environment Tribunal for effective and expeditious disposal of cases arising from such accident, with a view to giving relief and compensation for damages to persons, property and the environment and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Act Name: THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT TRIBUNAL ACT 1995
Assented to on 17th June, 1995
Act title: ACT NO. 27 OF 1995

Enactment date:
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NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT TRIBUNAL ACT 1995

Hazardous Chemicals

The Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemicals Rules, 1989 (amended, 1994 and 2000)
THE MAJOR ACCIDENT HAZARD CONTROL RULES, 1997
The Chemical Accidents (Emergency Planning, Preparedness and Response) Rules, 1996.
The Chemical Accidents (Emergency Planning, Preparedness and Response) Rules, 1996.

The Insecticide Act, 1968 (Amended till 2000)

An Act to regulate the import, manufacture, sale, transport, distribution and use of insecticides with a view to prevent risk to human beings or animals, and for matters connected therewith.

Act Name: THE INSECTICIDES ACT, 1968
Act title: ACT NO. 46 OF 1968

Enactment date: [2nd September, 1968.]
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THE INSECTICIDES (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2000
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INSECTICIDES ACT 1968 - with amendment 2000

The Explosives Act, 1884 (Amended till 1983)

An Act to regulate the manufacture, possession, use, sale, 2*[transport, import and export] of explosives.
Act Name: THE EXPLOSIVES ACT, 1884
Act title: ACT NO. 4 OF 1884 1*

Enactment date: [26th February, 1884.]
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EXPLOSIVES ACT 1884
  • The Gas Cylinder Rules, 2004.↵
  • The Static and Mobile Pressure Vessels (Unfired) Rules, 1981 (amended 2002).↵
  • The Explosives Rules, 1983 (amended 2002).↵

The Petroleum Act, 1934

An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the import, transport, storage, production, refining and blending of petroleum.

Act Name: THE PETROLEUM ACT, 1934
Act title: ACT NO. 30 OF 1934 1*

Enactment date : [6th September, 1934.]
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• The Petroleum Rules, 2002.

PETROLEUM ACT 1934

The Inflammable Substances Act, 1952

An Act to declare certain substances to be dangerously inflammable and to provide for the regulation of their import, transport, storage and production by applying thereto the Petroleum Act, 1934, and the rules thereunder, and for certain matters connected with such regulation.

Act Name: THE INFLAMMABLE SUBSTANCES ACT, 1952
Act title: ACT NO. 20 OF 1952*

Enactment date : [6th March, 1952.]
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THE INFLAMMABLE SUBSTANCES ACT 1952

Motor Vehicles Act

An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to motor vehicles.

Act Name: THE MOTOR VEHICLES ACT, 1988
Act title: ACT NO. 59 OF 1988

Enactment date: [14th October, 1988.]
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• The Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 (amended 2005).

MOTOR VEHICLES ACT 1988
Instruction Signs of Motor Vehicles Act

The Public Liability Insurance Act and the Rules

The Public Liability Insurance Act and the Rules describes ......

An Act to provide for public liability insurance for the purpose of providing immediate relief to the persons affected by accident occurring while handling any hazardous substance and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Act Name: THE PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE ACT, 1991
Act title: ACT NO. 6 OF 1991
Enactment date: [22nd January, 1991.]
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The Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991 (amended 1992)
The Public Liability Insurance Rules, 1991 (amended 1993)


Part of the material was taken form the
Industrial Disaster Management System compiled by Mr. H. S. Dave (Dy. D.I.S.H.)

Director, Industrial Safety and Health, Labour and Employment Department, Government of Gujarat

Director of Industrial Safety and Health, Gujarat State
3rd Floor, Shram Bhavan,
Near Gun House, Khanpur,

Ahmedabad - 380 001
Phone No. : 079 - 2550 2346, 079 - 2550 2349, 079 - 2550 2364
Fax No. : 079 - 2550 2357

 

 
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