Govt. amends Environment Protection Rules, 1986



New Delhi, the 8th August, 2017

S.O. 2537(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sections 6 and 25 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986, namely:—

1. (1) These rules may be called the Environment (Protection) Amendment Rules, 2017. (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986, in clause (d) of sub-rule (3) of rule 5, after the words “five hundred and forty five days”, the words “, and in respect of the States of Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim and Jammu and Kashmir in exceptional circumstance and for sufficient reasons within a further period of one hundred and eighty days,” shall be inserted.

[F. No. 25/156/2015-ESZ]

LALIT KAPUR, Scientist ‘G’

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