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Overview of the Department

State Pollution Control Board, Assam is an autonomous statutory organization constituted on 2nd June, 1975 under the provision of section 4 of the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act 1974 with a view to protecting the environment and preventing and controlling the pollution of water and air in the State of Assam, occupying a prominent niche in progressive and industrial development of the country.

Acts and Rules

The Pollution Control Board, Assam has been empowered with the provisions of the following Acts & Rules :

1. WATER (PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF POLLUTION) ACT, 1974.

  • Rules framed under the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 (Assam Rules1977).
  • The Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Amendment Act, 1978.
  • The Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Amendment Act, 1988.

2. THE WATER (PREVENTION & CONTROL OF POLLUTION) CESS ACT, 1977

  •  Rules framed under the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 (Assam Rules1977).

3. THE AIR (PREVENTION & CONTROL OF POLLUTION) ACT, 1981.

  •  The Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Assam Rule, 1991, framed under Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981.
  •  The Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Amendment Act, 1987.

4. THE ENVIRONMENT (PROTECTION) ACT, 1986.

  • The Environment Protection Rules, 1986 (2000)
  • The Hazardous Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 1989 and its Amendments.
  • The Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemical Rules, 1989 and its Amendments.
  •  The Manufacture, Use, Import, Export and Storage of Hazardous Microorganism Genetically Engineered Organisms or Cells Rules, 1989.
  • The Chemical Accidents (Emergency Planning, Preparedness and Response) Rules, 1986.
  • The Biomedical Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998, and its Amendments.
  •  The Municipal Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000.
  • The Recycled Plastics Manufacture and Usage Rules, 1999,
  •  The Noise Pollution (Regulation & Control) Rules, 2000,
  •  Batteries (Management and Handling) Rules, 2001.
  •  Ozone Depleting Substances (Regulation) Rules, 2000.
  •   Public Hearing 5. THE PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE ACT, 1991.
  • The Public Liability Insurance Rules, 1991.

6. THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT APPELLATE AUTHORITY ACT, 1997