Environment (Protection) Amendment Rules, 2017 (Discharge Standard for Sewage Treatment Plants(STPs))

In exercise of the powers conferred by sections 6 and 25 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986, namely:- These rules may be called the Environment (Protection) Amendment Rules, 2017. They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.These standards shall be applicable for discharge into water bodies as well as for land disposal/applications. The standards for Fecal Coliform shall not apply in respect of use of treated effluent for industrial purposes. These Standards shall apply to all STPs to be commissioned on or after the 1st June, 2019 and the old/existing STPs shall achieve these standards within a period of five years from date of publication of this notification in the Official Gazette