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Section 2 – The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986

The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986

 

 

2. DEFINITIONS.

 

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, –

 

(a) “environment” includes water, air and land and the inter-relationship which exists among and between water, air and land, and human beings, other living creatures, plants, micro-organism and property;

 

(b) “environmental pollutant” means any solid, liquid or gaseous substance present in such concentration as may be, or tend to be, injurious to environment;

 

(c) “environmental pollution” means the presence in the environment of any environmental pollutant;

 

(d) “handling”, in relation to any substance, means the manufacture, processing, treatment, package, storage, transportation, use, collection, destruction, conversion, offering for sale, transfer or the like of such substance;

 

(e) “hazardous substance” means any substance or preparation which, by reason of its chemical or physico-chemical properties or handling, is liable to cause harm to human beings, other living creatures, plants, micro-organism, property or the environment;

 

(f) “occupier”, in relation to any factory or premises, means a person who has control over the affairs of the factory or the premises and includes in relation to any substance, the person in possession of the substance;

 

(g) “prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under this Act.

 

 

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