MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTS

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 30thDecember, 2002

G.S.R 849(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 Ė

  1. These rules may be called the Environment (Protection) Fourth Amendment Rules, 2002.
  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 VI, in Part E relating to noise standards, for the paragraph with the heading "AA- Noise limits for vehicles with effect from 1st January, 2003", the following shall be substituted, namely:

"AA Noise limits for vehicles at manufacturing stage

The test method to be followed shall be IS:3028-1998.

(1)         Noise limits for vehicles applicable at manufacturing stage from the year 2003

Sr. No.

Type of vehicle

Noise limits dB(A)

Date of implementation

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

1.

Two wheeler

 

 

 

1st January, 2003

 

Displacement upto 80 cm3

75

 

Displacement more than 80 cm3 but upto 175 cm3

77

 

Displacement more than 175 cm3

80

2.

Three wheeler

 

 

1st January, 2003

 

Displacement upto 175 cm3

77

 

Displacement more than 175 cm3

80

3.

Passenger Car

75

1st January, 2003

4.

Passenger or Commercial Vehicles

 

 

 

1st July, 2003

 

Gross vehicle weight upto 4 tonnes

80

 

Gross vehicle weight more than 4 tonnes but upto 12 tonnes.

83

 

Gross vehicle weight more than 12 tonnes.

85

(2)     Noise limits for vehicles at manufacturing stage applicable on and from 1st April, 2005

Sr. No.

Type of vehicles

Noise limits dB(A)

1.0

Two wheelers

1.1

Displacement upto 80 cc

75

1.2

Displacement more than 80 cc but upto 175 cc

77

1.3

Displacement more than 175 cc

80

2.0

Three wheelers

2.1

Displacement upto 175 cc

77

2.2

Displacement more than 175 cc

80

3.0

Vehicles used for the carriage of passengers and capable of having not more than nine seats, including the driverís seat

74

4.0

Vehicles used for the carriage of passengers having more than nine seats, including the driverís seat, and a maximum Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of more than 3.5 tonnes

4.1

With an engine power less than 150 KW

78

4.2

With an engine power of 150 KW or above.

80

5.0

Vehicles used for the carriage of passengers having more than nine seats, including the driverís seat : vehicles used for the carriage of goods.

5.1

With a maximum GVW not exceeding 2 tonnes

76

5.2

With a maximum GVW greater than 3 tonnes but not exceeding 3.5 tonnes

77

6.0

Vehicles used for the transport of goods with a maximum GVW exceeding 3.5 tonnes.

6.1

With an engine power less than 75 KW

77

6.2

With an engine power of 75 KW or above but less than 150 KW.

78

6.3

With an engine power of 150 KW or above.

80"

(F.No.Q-16014/7/2002-CPW)
(C. VISWANATH )
Joint Secretary

Note :- The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India vide number S.O. 844(E) 19th November, 1986 and subsequently amended vide S.O. 433(E) dated 18th April, 1987, S.O. 64(E) dated 18th January, 1988, S.O.3(E) dated 3rd January, 1989, S.O. 190(E) dated 15th March, 1989, G.S.R. 913(E) the 24th October, 1989, S.O. 12(E) dated the 8th January, 1990, G.S.R. 742(E) dated the 30th August, 1990, S.O. 23(E) dated the 16th January, 1991, G.S.R. 93(E) dated the 21st February, 1991, G.S.R. 95(E) dated the 12th February, 1992, G.S.R. 329(E) dated the 13th March, 1992, G.S.R. 475(E) dated the 5th May, 1992, G.S.R. 797(E) dated the 1st October, 1992, G.S.R. 386(E) dated the 28th April, 1993, G.S.R. 422(E) dated the 19th May, 1993, G.S.R. 801(E) dated the 31st December, 1993, G.S.R. 176(E) dated the 3rd April, 1996, G.S.R. 631(E) dated the 31st October, 1997, G.S.R. 504(E) dated the 20th August, 1998, S.O. 123(E) dated the 14th February, 2000, G.S.R. 7(E) dated the 25th September, 2000, S.O. 1046(E) dated the 22nd November, 2000, G.S.R. 72(E) dated 6th February, 2001, G.S.R. 54(E) dated 22.1.2002, G.S.R. No. 371(E) dated 17.5.2002, G.S.R. 489(E) dated 9.7.2002 and S.O. 1088(E) dated 11th October, 2002.