New Delhi, the 5th May, 2005


G.S.R, 272(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)        These   rules   may   be   called   the   Environment (Protection) Amendment Rules, 2005.


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


In the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986, in Schedule VI in part E relating to ‘AA Noise limits for vehicles at manufacturing stage’, in sub-paragraph (2), the following proviso shall be inserted at the end, namely:-


“Provided that for vehicles mentioned at serial numbers 3.0 to 6.3, the noise limits for the following States shall be applicable on and from the date specified against that State, -


(i)         Himachal Pradesh with effect from 1st October, 2005

(ii)        Jammu and Kashmir with effect from 1st October, 2005

(iii)       Madhya Pradesh with effect from 1st September, 2005

(iv)       Punjab with effect from Is1 October, 2005

(v)        Rajasthan with effect from 1st June, 2005

(vi)       Uttar  Pradesh  (Mathura,   Kannauj,   Muzaffarnagar, Aligarh, Farukkabad, Saharanpur, Badaun, Barreily, Moradabad, Hathras, Rampur, Bijnor, Agra, Pilibhit, -   J.P. Nagar, Mainpuri,  Lalitpur, Hardoi, Ferozabad, Jhansi,   Shahjahanpur,   Etawah,   Jalon,   Lakhimpur Kheri, Etah, Mahoba and Sitapur) with effect from 1st June, 2005”

(vii)      Uttranchal with effect from 1st July, 2005"


[F. No. Q-16014/7/2002-CPA]



Note:    The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India vide number S.O. 844(E) 19 th November, 1986 and subsequently amended vide S.O. 433(E) dated 18 th 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) dated the 24 th October, 1989, S.0.12(E) dated the 8 th January, 1990, G.S.R. 742 (E) dated the 30 th August, 1990, S.O. 23(E) dated the 16 th January, 1991, G.S.R. 93(E) dated the 21st February, 1991 G.S.R. 95(E) dated the 12 th February, 1992, G.S.R. 329(E) dated the 13 th March,1992, G.S.R. 475(E) dated the 5 th May, 1992, G.S.R. 797(E) dated the 1st October, 1992, G.S.R. 386(E) dated the 28 th April, 1993, G.S.R. 422(E) dated the 19 th 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 20 th, August, 1998, G.S.R. 7(E) dated the 2nd January, 1999, G.S.R. 682(E) dated the 5 th October,1999, G.S.R. 742(E) dated the 25 th September, 2000, G.S.R. 72(E) dated the 6 th February, 2001, G.S.R. 54(E) dated the 22nd January, 2002, G.S.R. 371(E) dated the 17 th May, 2002, G.S.R. 489(E) dated the 9th July, 2002, S.O. 1088(E) dated the 11th October, 2002 and G.S.R. 849(E) dated the 30th December, 2002, G.S.R. 520(E) dated 1st July, 2003, G.S.R. 92(E) dated 29th January, 2004, G.S.R. 448(E) dated 12th July, 2004, and Corrigenda G.S.R. 520(E) dated 12 th August, 2004