Environmental Impact Assessment Notification

(Published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II, and Section 3, Sub-section (ii))

Ministry of Environment and Forests


New Delhi 14th September, 2006




S.O. 1533   Whereas,  a  draft  notification under  sub-rule  (3)  of  Rule  5  of  the Environment (Protection) Rules,  1986  for  imposing certain restrictions  and  prohibitions  on new  projects  or  activities,  or  on  the  expansion  or  modernization  of  existing  projects  or activities  based  on  their  potential  environmental  impacts  as  indicated  in  the  Schedule  to  the notification,  being undertaken in  any  part  of  India unless  prior environmental clearance  has been accorded in accordance with the objectives of National Environment Policy as approved by the  Union  Cabinet on  18 May,  2006 and the  procedure  specified in  the  notification, by  the  Central  Government  or  the  State  or  Union  territory  Level    Environment  Impact Assessment  Authority  (SEIAA),  to be  constituted by the  Central  Government  in  consultation with the State Government or  the Union  territory Administration  concerned under sub-section (3) of section 3 of  the  Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 for  the  purpose  of this notification, was    published  in  the  Gazette of  India  ,Extraordinary,  Part  II,  section 3,  sub-section  (ii)  vide number S.O. 1324 (E) dated the 15 September ,2005 inviting objections and suggestions from all  persons  likely to be  affected  thereby within  a period  of  sixty days from the date  on which copies of Gazette containing the said notification were made available to the public;
And  whereas, copies of the said notification  were made available to the public on  15th September, 2005;
And  whereas,  all  objections  and  suggestions  received  in  response  to  the  above mentioned draft notification have been duly considered by the Central Government;
Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) and clause  (v) of sub-section  (2) of section 3 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, read with clause (d) of  sub-rule  (3)  of  rule  5  of  the  Environment  (Protection) Rules,  1986  and  in super session of the  notification  number  S.O.  60  (E) dated  the 27th January,  1994, except  in respect  of things done  or  omitted  to  be  done  before  such  super session,  the Central Government hereby  directs that  on  and  from  the  date  of  its  publication  the  required  construction  of  new  projects  or activities  or    the  expansion  or  modernization  of  existing  projects  or  activities  listed  in  the Schedule  to  this  notification    entailing  capacity  addition  with  change  in  process  and  or technology  shall  be  undertaken  in  any  part  of  India  only  after  the  prior  environmental clearance from the Central Government or as the case may be, by the State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority, duly Constituted by the Central Government under Sub-Section (3) of section  3  of  the said  Act, in  accordance with  the  procedure  specified hereinafter  in  this notification.