THE AIR (PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF POLLUTION) ACT, 1981, AS AMENDED IN
Empowers the Board to lay down emission, noise
level and ambient air quality standards in consultation with
Central Pollution Control
Entire State of Tamil Nadu has been declared as air pollution
control area by the State Government.
Requires the industries to obtain the consent from the Board to
establish/ operate the unit in the air pollution control area.
Prohibits the emission of pollutants in excess of the standards
laid down by the Board.
Empowers the Board to seek intervention of Court to restrain
emissions exceeding the standards.
Requires the industries to furnish information on the emissions
in excess of the standards laid down by the Board, to the
Board,the Collector of the District, the Revenue Divisional
Officer, the Executive Authority of the Local body and the
nearest Police Station.
Empowers the collection of samples of air or emissions from any
chimney, stack, flue or duct or any other outlet.
Provides for appeal against the orders of the Board under
Section21. Appeal has to be made to the Appellate Authority,
within thirty days from the date of communication of the order.
Section 31 A
Empowers the Board to issue direction for closure, prohibition
or regulation of any industry, operation or process or the
stoppage or regulation of supply of electricity, water or any
Failure to comply with the provisions of section 21 (or) section
22 or directions issued under section 31A is punishable with
imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than one year
and six months, but which may extend to six years and with fine.
Continued offence is punishable with an additional fine which
may extend to five thousand rupees for every day during which
such failure continues. If the offence continues beyond one year
after the date of conviction, the offence is punishable with
imprisonment which shall not be less than two years but which
may extend to seven years and with fine.
Offences like furnishing false information, non-furnishing
information is punishable with imprisonment upto 3 months and a
fine upto 10,000 rupees or both.