Ozone Depleting Substances (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000

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U/s 6, 8 & 25 of the Environment (Protection) Act 1986, these rules were made. They came into force from 19-7-2000.

They were amended in 2001, 2003, 2004 & 2005.

They have 15 rules, 12 schedule and 14 forms.

There are 17 definitions u/r 20.

Ozone depleting substance means those listed in Sch. 1 (divided in 8 groups) existing by itself or in mixture.

No person shall produce or cause to produce any ozone depleting substance after the date specified in Sch. V unless he is registered with the authority specified in that Schedule (R.3).

Export, import and its and prohibition as per Sch. VI (R. 4 & 5).

Sale of ozone depleting substance shall stop after the date specified in Sch V unless it is registered with the authority specified in that Schedule (R. 6).

Other provisions include regulation on purchase (R.7), on use (R.8) on import, export and sale of products containing ozone depleting substances (R. 10) on reclamation and destruction (R. 11), on manufacture, import and export of compressor (R. 12) and prohibition on new investment with ozone depleting substances (R. 9).

Monitoring and reporting requirements are given in R. 14 & Sch. X.

Nothing in these rule shall apply to matters in Sch. VIII.

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