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Explosives and Flammable Substances Law in India

Regulator: The Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organization (PESO)

Its headquarter at Nagpur and it has a network of 5 Circle offices, 18 Sub-circle offices, FRDC and Departmental 5 Testing Station. Under its jurisdiction covers all matters relating to safety in manufacture, storage, transport and handling of explosives, petroleum, flammable and non-flammable compressed gases and other hazardous substances. PESO works with the following Laws:-

  1. Explosives Act, 1884,
  2. Petroleum Act, 1934,
  3. Inflammable Substances Act, 1952
  4. Explosives Rules, 2008,
  5. Gas Cylinders Rules, 2004,
  6. Gas Cylinders Rules, 2016.
  7. Static & Mobile Pressure Vessels (Unfired) Rules, 1981,
  8. Petroleum Rules, 2002,
  9. Calcium Carbide Rules, 1987
  10. Ammonium Nitrate Rules 2012.
  11. Cinematographic Films Rules, 1948.
  12. Static & Mobile Pressure Vessels (Unfired) Rules, 2016.

PESO works to Ensure public safety in the areas of manufacture, transport, storage, handling, etc. of Explosives, Petroleum, Carbide of Calcium, Inflammable substances and Compressed Gases Advisory role in matters of safety to the government and semi-government bodies like Ports, Railways, Defence establishments & Ministry of Surface Transport, Environment & Forest, Petroleum and Natural Gas, Pollution Control Authorities etc coming within the purview of Explosives Act 1884 and Petroleum Act 1934 and the rules framed thereunder.

Framing National Standards concerning public safety in collaboration with BIS, OISD & other apex bodies and harmonizing Indian standards with international standards Evaluation of new technologies finding applications in hazardous area for adoption in indigenous conditions within the purview of Explosives Act 1884 and Petroleum Act 1934 and the rules framed there under

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