1. SHORT TITLE, EXTENT AND COMMENCEMENT.
(1) This Act may be called the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.
(2) It extends to the whole of India.
(3) It shall come into force on such date 1 as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint and different dates may be appointed for different provisions of this Act and for different areas.
1. Came into force on 19-11-1986, vide G.S.R. 1198(E), dated 12th November, 1986