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parties. 79.(1) The Minister, may on the advice of the Authority, by Gazette Notice, declare any area to be a controlled area for the purposes of this Part. (2) The Minister may, on the advice of the Authority, in regulations, prescribe the air emission standards in respect of any controlled areas. 80.(1) An owner or operator of a trade, industrial undertaking or an establishment which after the commencement of this Act, is emitting a substance or energy which is causing or is likely to cause air pollution shall apply to the Authority for an emission licence. (2) In the case of any trade, industrial undertaking or establishment existing before the commencement of this Act, such application shall be made within twelve months after this Act has come into operation. Controlled areas. Licensing emissions.
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(3) Every application for an emission licence shall be in the prescribed form and be accompanied by the prescribed fee. 81.(1) Before issuing a licence in respect of emissions, the Authority shall:— (a) consider the possible effects of the emissions on the quality of ambient air; (b) consider existing licences affecting the same air resource; (c) give due regard to the requirements for the residents, human settlements and other industrial and commercial activities; (d) solicit the comments of relevant Local Authorities and concerned organizations; (e) where the information accompanying the application appears inadequate, require the applicant to furnish further information relating to the undertaking in question, its location, materials, technology design or other appropriate matters; (f) where it appears necessary to conduct an environmental impact study, require the applicant to conduct an environmental impact assessment study in respect of the undertaking in question in accordance with the provisions of Part VI. (2) An emission licence issued under this Act shall be in a prescribed form, be subject to such conditions as may be prescribed or as may be specified in the licence and shall remain valid for such period and may be renewed for such periods as may be prescribed or specified in the licence. (3) W here the Authority rejects an application for the grant of an emission licence, it shall within twenty one days of its decision, notify the applicant in writing of its reasons for such refusal. 82.No owner or operator of a motor - vehicle, train, ship, aircraft or other similar conveyance shall— (a) operate it in such a manner as to cause air pollution in contravention of the established emission standards; or Issue of Emission licence. Emissions by motor vehicles and other conveyances.
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(b) import any machinery, equipment, device or similar thing that will cause emissions into the ambient air in contravention of prescribed emission standards.
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