MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTS

NOTIFICATION

                           New Delhi, the 22nd September, 2003

 

S.O. 1087(e) - Whereas a draft of certain amendments to the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Environment and Forests n umber S.O.60(E) dated the 27th January, 1994 was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (ii) dated the 26th September, 2002 vide S.O.1043(E) dated the 26th September, 2003 under sub-section (1) and clause (v) of sub-section (2) of section 3 of the Environment (protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986) read with clause (d) of sub-rule (3) of rule 5 of the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986 inviting objections and suggestions from all persons likely to be affected thereby within a period of sixty days from the date on which copies of the Gazette containing the said draft amendments were made available to the public ;

 

And, whereas all objections and suggestions received have been duly considered by the Central Government:

 

And whereas copies of the Gazette containing the said draft amendments were made available to the public on the 4th October, 2002;

 

Now therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) and clause (v) of sub-section (2) of section 3 of the Environment (protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986) read with clause (d) of sub-rule (3) of rule 5 of the Environment (protection) Rules, 1986, the Central Government hereby makes the following amendments ill the said notification number S.O.60 (E) dated the 27thJanuary, 1994, namely:-

 

AMENDMENTS

 

In the said notification.-

 

(1)               in paragraph 2,-

 

(i)                 in sub-paragraph 1,-

 

(a)   in item (a), in sub-item (iv), the word "and" occurring at the end shall be omitted ;

 

(b)   after sub-item (v), the following shall be inserted, namely:-

 

"(vi) offshore exploration activities, beyond 10 kilometres from the nearest habitated village boundary, goothans and ecologically sensitive areas such as, mangroves (with a minimum area of 1000 sq.m.), corals, coral reefs,  national parks, marine parks, sanctuaries, reserve forests and breeding and  spawning grounds of fish and other marine life.":

 

(ii)               in sub-paragraph II, after item (e), the following item shall be inserted,  namely:-

 

 

"(f) greenfield airports, petrochemical complexes and refineries."

 

 

 

(2)               in Schedule 1,-

 

 

(a)   for item 4,the following item shall be substituted, namely:-

 

     "4. Petroleum refineries including crude and product pipelines; isolated  petroleum product storages.".

 

[F. No.Z-12013/4/89-1A 1 (Part)]

R. CHANDRAMOHAN,Jt. Secy.

 

Foot Note - The Principal Notification was published vide S.O.60(E) dated the 27th January 1994 and subsequently amended vide number S.O.356(E) dated the 4th May, 1994, S.O.318 (E) dated the 10th April, 1997, S.O.73(E) dated the 27th January, 2000, S.O.1119(E) dated the 13th December, 2000, S.O.737(E) dated the 1st August, 2001, S.O.1148(E) dated the 21st November, 2001, S.O.632(E) dated the 13th June, 2002, S.O.248(E) dated the 28th February, 2003, S.O.506(E) dated the 7th May, 2003 and S.O.891(E) dated the 4th August, 2003.