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14.2 If the Contractor fails to comply with the provisions of Article 14.1(b)(i) or contravenes any relevant law, and such failure or contravention results in any Environmental Damage, the Contractor shall forthwith take all necessary and reasonable measures to remedy the failure and the effects thereof. 14.3 If the Government in accordance with the laws has good reason to believe that any works or installations erected by the Contractor or any operations conducted by the Contractor are endangering or may endanger persons or any property of any person, or are causing or may cause pollution, or are harming or may harm fauna or flora or the environment to a degree which the Government deems unacceptable, the Government may require the Contractor to take remedial measures within such reasonable period as may be determined by the Government and to repair any such damage. If the Government deems it necessary, it may also require the Contractor to discontinue Petroleum Operations in whole or in part until the Contractor has taken such remedial measures or has repaired any damage caused. 14.4 The measures and methods to be used by the Contractor for the purpose of complying with the terms of Article 14.1(b)(i) shall be determined in timely consultation with the
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38 Government upon the commencement of Petroleum Operations or whenever there is a significant change in the scope or method of conducting Petroleum Operations and shall take into account the international standards applicable in similar circumstances and any environmental impact study (if any) shall be carried out in accordance with applicable Environment Impact Assessment Notification as applicable from time to time. The Contractor shall notify the Government, in writing, of the measures and methods finally determined by the Contractor and shall cause such measures and methods to be reviewed from time to time in the light of prevailing circumstances. 14.5. Subject to the provisions of all applicable laws and notifications on protection of environment, any new project or expansion or modernization projects for Petroleum Operations for which a proposal is submitted by the Contractor, the Government shall accord environmental clearance in accordance with the relevant notifications, rules, regulations and orders concerning Environmental Impact Assessment issued by the Ministry of Environment and Forests from time to time. However, wherever forest land is involved, the Contractor shall have to obtain approval of the Central Government through the State Government concerned under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 and Rules made thereunder. In the event the Government or the State Government takes more than the time period stipulated under the applicable laws for providing such clearances, or where no specific time period is provided for grant of such clearance, more than 120 (one hundred and twenty) days (“ Approval Period ”), then the days taken by the Government or State Government in addition to the Approval Period to grant such approval (“
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