Procedural Laws
  Implementation of any Law depends upon the procedural laws. Therefore implementation of environmental laws cannot be done without going through the various rules and regulations formulated. In pursuance of various substantive environmental legislations, the Central and each state government have formulated rules for the following procedural laws in the country.
  1. Rules framed under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974
  2. Rules framed under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977.
  3. Rules framed under the environmental protection Act of 1986.
  4. Rules framed under National Environment Appellate Authority Act, 1997.
  5. Rules Framed under Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991
  6. Rules Framed under Wild Life Act, 1972

Besides the aforesaid existing procedural Rules framed under the parent Act, there are various quasi-laws.

  1. Emission Standards as per Air Act, 1981
  2. Emission Standards for Automobiles for Prevention and Control of Pollution.
  3. ISI specifications for standard Tolerance Limits for Industrial and Sewage effluents followed by West Bengal Pollution Control Board.
  4. Standards for Emissions of Air Pollution into the Atmosphere from Industrial Plants
  5. Guidelines for diversion of forestlands for non-forest purposes under forest Act, 1980.
  6. Guidelines for Environmental Impact Assessment
  7. Guidelines for Environmental Appraisal of Industrial Projects.
  8. Guidelines for Integrating Environmental concerns with exploitation of Mineral Resources.
  9. Environmental Guidelines for Formulation of River Valley projects.
  10. Environmental Guidelines for Development of Beaches
  11. Environmental Guidelines for Thermal Power Plants
  12. Guidelines for Environmental Impact Assessment of Shipping and Harbour Projects.
  13. Prevention of Hazards from Industrial Units: government of India's Instruction.
  14. Environmental Clearance of Industrial License Conditions of letter of Intent/ Industrial License.
  15. Safety and Health Accident Reduction Plan
  16. Guidelines for Dereservation of Reserved Forests or Diversion of Forest land to any Non-forest use.
  17. Guidelines for Massive tree plantation for abatement of Air Pollution caused by Industries.
  18. Environmental Guidelines for Siting of Industries.
  19. Incentives to Industries for Prevention and control of Pollution and Conservation of Resources.


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