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54G. Power of entry inspection, etc.-

(1) Any surveyor or any person authorised under this Act in this behalf may, at any reasonable time, enter and inspect any inland port, at cargo or passenger terminal for the purposes of-

(a) ensuring that the provisions of this Chapter are complied with;

(b) verifying whether such inland port, at cargo or passenger terminal is provided with the pollution containment equipment and pollutant removing materials in conformity with the order of the State Government or the rules made under this Chapter; and

(c) satisfying himself about the adequacy of the measures taken to prevent pollution.

(2) If the surveyor finds that the inland port, at cargo or passenger terminal is not provided with the aforesaid equipment and materials, he shall give notice to the owner or operator of such inland port, cargo or passenger terminal, as the case may be, a notice in writing pointing out the deficiency and also what in his opinion is requisite to remedy the said deficiency.

(3) No owner or operator of such inland port, at cargo or passenger terminal, as the case may be, served with the notice under sub-section (2), shall proceed with any work at such inland port, cargo or passenger terminal, as the case may be, until he obtains a certificate signed by the surveyor to the effect that the inland port, cargo or passenger terminal, as the case may be, is properly provided with the aforesaid equipment and materials in conformity with the rules made under this Chapter.



Inland Vessels Act, 1917 Back




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