Whereas a notification in exercise of the powers conferred by Sections 6, 8 and 25 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986) was published in the Gazette vide S.O. 746 (E) dated 16th October 1997 inviting objections from the public within 60 days from the date of publication of the said notification on the Biomedical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998 and whereas all objections received were duly considered;
Now therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 6, 8 and 25 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 the Central Government hereby notifies the Rules for the management and handling of the biomedical waste.
1. SHORT TITLE AND COMMENCEMENT:
- These rules may be called the Biomedical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998.
- They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the official Gazette.
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