Chapter IV - Registration of Persons as Producers, Users, etc.

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18   (1)   Every   person   who   is   engaged   in   the   production,   processing, acquisition,   consumption,   transfer,   import,   export   or   use   of   any   Toxic Chemical or Precursor listed in any of the Schedules 1 to 3 in the Annex on Chemicals  to  the  Convention  or,  engaged  in  the  production  of  any  Discrete Organic  Chemical    including  Discrete  Organic  Chemical  containing  elements of phosphorous, sulphur or fluorine shall make, within thirty days from the commencement of this Act, an application for registration of his name, as a producer, processor, acquirer, consumer, transferor, importer, exporter or user of any Toxic Chemical or Precursor or, as the case may be, as a producer of any  Discrete  Organic  Chemical  including  Discrete  Organic  Chemicals containing elements of phosphorous, sulphur or fluorine, to such registration authority  as  the  Central  Government  may,  by  notification  in  the  Official Gazette, specify in this behalf.

(2)  No person, who after the commencement of this Act, desires to produce, process, acquire, consume, transfer, import, export or use any Toxic Chemical or precursor listed in any of the Schedules 1 to 3 in the Annex on Chemicals to  the  Convention  or,  desires  to  produce  any  Discrete  Organic  Chemical including  Discrete  Organic  Chemicals  containing  elements  of  phosphorous, sulphur  or  fluorine,  shall  commence  business  unless  such  person  has  applied to  the  registration  authority  specified  under  sub-section (1)  for registration of his name as a producer, processor, acquirer, consumer, transferor, importer, exporter or user of any Toxic Chemical or Precursor or, as the case may be as a  producer  of  any  Discrete  Organic  Chemical  including  Discrete  Organic Chemicals containing elements of phosphorus, sulphur or fluorine.

(3) The form of application to be made to the registration authority under sub- section   (1)   or   sub-section   (2),  the  particulars  to  be  contained  in  such application form, the manner in which such application shall be made, the fee payable   on   such   application,   the   form   of   certificate   of   registration,   the procedure  to  be  followed  in  granting  or  cancelling  certificate  of  registration shall be such as may be prescribed.

(4) On receipt of the application referred to in sub-section (1) or sub-section (2), the registration authority shall, if the application is in the prescribed form, register the name of the applicant and grant him a certificate of registration.

(5) The certificate of registration granted ni pursuance of this section shall be valid for a period specified therein and may be renewed from time to time for such further period and on payment of such fee as may be prescribed.

 

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