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Chapter – 1

Chapter – 1 Preliminary
1. Short title and commencement:

(1) These Rules may be called the “Environment Protection Rules, 1997.”
(2) These Rules shall come into force immediately.

2. Definitions: Unless the Subject or context otherwise requires, in these Rules: –
(a) “Act” means the environment Act, 1996.
(b) “Concerned Body” means any Ministry of Government of Nepal connected with the functions set forth in the Act or these Rules.
(c) “Scope” means the scope determined under Rule 4 for undertaking ………..the environmental impact assessment.
(d) “Report” means a report relating to initial environmental examination or an environmental impact assessment.

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(e) ” Work Schedule” means a work schedule approved under Rule 5 for the purpose of preparing a report.
(f) ” Industry” means an industry as prescribed in Schedule 7.
(g) ………………
(h) ” Inspector: means an Environment Inspector appointment or designated under Sub- section (1) of Section 8 of the Act.
(i) “Inventory” means an inventory prepared by the concerned by under Sub-section (2) of Section 9 of the Act.
(j) ” Laboratory” means a laboratory established or prescribed under Section 11 of the Act.
(k) ” Fund” means the environmental protection Fund established under Section 13 of the Act.
(l) ” Managing Committee” means the Fund Management Committee constituted under Rule 39.
(m) ” Compensation” means the compensation determined in pursuance of Rule 45.


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