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COASTAL REGULATON ZONE NOTIFICATION, 2011

{{center|MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTS}
{{center|(Department of Environment, Forests and Wildlife)}
S.O.19(E)-WHEREAS a draft notification under sub-section (1) of section and clause (V) of subsection (2) of section 3 of the Environment (Protection)Act, 1986 was issued inviting objections and suggestions for the declaration of coastal stretches as Coastal Regulation Zone and imposing restrictions on industries, operations and processes in the CRZ was published vide S.O.No.2291 (E), dated 15th September, 2010.;
AND WHEREAS, copies of the said Gazette were made available to the public on 15th September, 2010.
AND WHEREAS, the suggestions and objections received from the public have been considered by the Central Government.


Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) and clause (v) of subsection (2) of section 3 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986), the Central Government, with a view to ensure livelihood security to the fisher communities and other local communities, living in the coastal areas, to conserve and protect coastal stretches, its unique environment and its marine area and to promote development through sustainable manner based on scientific principles taking into account the dangers of natural hazards in the Coastal areas, sea level rise due to global Warming, does hereby, declare the Coastal stretches of the country and the water area upto its territorial water limit, excluding the islands of Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep and the marine areas surrounding these islands upto its territorial limit, as Coastal Regulation Zone (hereinafter referred to as the CRZ) and restricts the setting up and expansion of any industry, operations or processes and manufacture or handling or Storage or disposal of hazardous substances as specified in the Hazardous Substances (Handling, Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2009 in the aforesaid CRZ.; and


In exercise of powers also conferred by clause (d) and Sub rule (3) of rule 5 of Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and in supersession of the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Environment and Forests, number S.O. 114(E), dated the 19th February, 1991 except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supercession, the Central Government hereby declares the following areas as CRZ and imposes with effect from the date of the notification the following restrictions on the setting up and expansion of industries, operations or processes and the like in the CRZ
(i) the land area from HighTide Line (hereinafter referred to as the HTL) to 500mts on the landward side along the seafront.
(ii) CRZ shall apply to the land area between HTL to 100 mts or width of the creek whichever is less on the landward side along the tidal influenced water bodies that are Connected to the sea and the distance upto which development along such tidal influenced Water bodies is to