The Tamilnadu Prevention and Control
of Water Pollution Board was constituted by the Government of Tamilnadu on
twenty seventh day of February, Nineteen eighty two (27-2-1982) in pursuance of
the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 (Central Act 6 of
1974). The Board was later renamed as Tamilnadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB)
in the year 1983. It enforce the provisions of the Water (Prevention and Control
of Pollution) Act, 1974, the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess
Act, 1977, the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, and the
rules made under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 which includes
» The Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986
» The Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemical Rules, 1989 as
amended in 1994 & 2000.
» The Batteries (Management and Handling) Rules, 2001
» The Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016.
» The Plastics Waste Management Rules, 2016
» The Municipal Solid Wastes (Management) Rules, 2016
» The E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016.
» The Hazardous and other
Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules,