What are the laws enforced by of the Pollution Control Boards
Last Updated On: 12/10/2011
The Central and State Pollution Control Boards were set up for enforcement of the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974. Over the years, the Boards have been assigned additional responsibilities which include the following :
(1). Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977.
(2). Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981
(3). Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and Rules made thereunder
(4). Hazardous Waste (Management & Handling) Rules1989.
(5). Manufacture, storage and Import of Hazardous Chemicals Rules, 1989
(6). Bio-medical Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 1998
(7). Municipal Solid Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2000.
(8). Plastics wastes Rules, 1999 o Coastal Regulation Zone Rules, 1991
(9). Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991