What are the laws enforced by of the Pollution Control Boards ?

The Central and State Pollution Control Boards were set up for enforcement of the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974. Over the years, the Boards have been assigned additional responsibilities which include the following : • Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977. • Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 • Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and Rules made there under • Hazardous Waste (Management & Handling) Rules1989. • Manufacture, storage and Import of Hazardous Chemicals Rules, 1989 • Bio-medical Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 1998 • Municipal Solid Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2000. • Plastics wastes Rules, 1999 o Coastal Regulation Zone Rules, 1991 • Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991