Part II Section 3-Sub-section(i),






New Delhi, the 16th  October,  2006


G.S.R.640(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)          

second  Amendment Rules, 2006.


(2)     They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.


2.     In the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986, in schedule I,


(i)      In serial number 87 relating to the “Emission Regulation for Rayon industry,” for sub paragraph c., the following sub-paragraph shall be substituted, namely:- 


“c. For new plants/expansion projects being commissioned on or after 1.6.1999


For new plants or expansion projects, the emission standards for existing plants covered in (a) above shall apply subject to compliance of the ambient air quality norms for CS2  and H2S indicated in (b) above.  The new plants or expansion projects shall  provide adequate space for undertaking retrofittings.


          (Note : a and b above also apply to new plants or expansion projects).”;


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(ii)     In serial number 89 relating to “Noise standards for fire crackers”, after sub-paragraph  C, the following sub-paragraph shall be inserted, namely :-


“D.     The fire crackers for the purpose of export shall be exempted from the sub-paragraphs A, B and C above subject to the compliance of the following conditions, namely :-


(i)     the manufacturer shall have an export order;

(ii)   the fire crackers shall conform to the level prescribed in the country to which it is exported;

(iii)they shall have a different packing colour code, and

(iv) there shall be a declaration on the box “not for sale in India” or “only for export in other countries.”






Note :- The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India vide number S.O.844(E) 19th November, 1986 and subsequently amended and lastly amended vide G.S.R. 464(E) dated 7th  August, 2006.