New Draft OCR 24 Aug 2020 Page 1/98
Draft Chemicals (Management and Safety) Rules, 20xx
In exercise of the powers conferred by Sections 3, 6 and 25 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986), and in supersession of the Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemical Rules, 1989 and the Chemical Accidents (Emergency Planning, Preparedness and Response) Rules, 1996, except things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the Central Government hereby makes the following Rules relating to the management and safety of chemicals, namely:
1. Short Title and Commencement
(1) These Rules may be called the Chemicals (Management and Safety) Rules, 20xx.
(2) These Rules shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
Definitions, Objectives and Scope
(1) In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires
(a) “Act” means the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986) as amended from time to time;
(b) “Article” means any object whose function is determined by its shape, surface or design to a greater degree than its chemical composition;
(c) “Authorised Representative” means a natural or juristic person in India who is authorised by a foreign Manufacturer under Rule 6(2);
(d) “Chemical Accident” means an accident involving a sudden or unintended occurrence while handling any Hazardous Chemical, resulting in exposure (continuous, intermittent or repeated) to the Hazardous Chemical causing death or injury to any person or damage to any property, but does not include an accident by reason only of war or radioactivity; (e) ―Competent Person‖ means a person recognized by the Chief Controller to be a competent person, or a person who holds a certificate of competency for the job in respect of which competency is required from an institution recognized by the Chief Controller in this behalf;
(f) “Concerned Authority” means an authority specified in column 2 of Schedule III;
(g) “Division” means the Chemical Regulatory Division of the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation, whose functions are set out under Rule 5;