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Cinematograph Film Rules, 1948

3. Definitions

In these rules, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context-

(i) (a) "the Act" means the Petroleum Act, 1934;

(b) "Cabinet" means any shelved closet or cupboard constructed and equipped in accordance with the requirements of the rules for keeping film and according to a design approved by the Chief Inspector;

(c) "Chief Inspector" means the Chief Inspector of Explosives in India;

(d) "District Authority" means-(i) in a presidency town and the suburbs thereof (if any) which are for the time being situated within the local limits of the jurisdiction of the Commissioner of Police, the Commissioner of Police; (ii) in the cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad-cum Cantonment area, the Commissioner of City Police, Hyderabad; and (iii) elsewhere, the "District Magistrate";

(e) "District Magistrate" includes an Additional District Magistrate;

(f) "Examination Room" means a room where film is examined, repaired, cleaned, waxed, or rewound;

(g) "Film" means motion picture or sound recording film having a nitrocellulose base whether in the form of exposed or unexposed film, positives, negatives, scrapped or used film;

(h) "Film cement" means any compound of collodion, amyl acetate or similarly combustible cements used for repairing film;

(i) "Inspector" means an officer authorized by the Central Government under sub-section (1) of section 18 of the Act;

(ii) "Merged territories" has the meaning assigned to it in the General Clauses Act, 1897.

(j) "Partition" means a wall constructed of non-inflammable materials conforming to one of the specifications given in Schedule I;

(k) "Prescribed Container" means a receptacle which-

(i) is made of metal to hold me or two standard rolls and is of a design approved by the Chief Inspector;

(ii) is kept closed at all times except when standard roll is being placed in or is being withdrawn from it; and

(iii) bears a stamped, embossed, painted or printed warning exhibiting in conspicuous characters the words "Nitrate Motion Picture Film" and also, either, the words "Highly Inflammable" or "The contents are dangerous if exposed to excessive heat or open flame";

(l) "Standard Roll" means a roll of film 1-3/8 inches (35mm) wide and approximately 1,000 feet long weighing approximately 5 pounds, used as a unit in calculating the weight of film;

(m) "Storage shed" means a building used for the storage of film in quantity not exceeding 100 lb;

(n) "Transport box" means a box intended for packing prescribed containers of film, constructed according to specification laid down in Schedule II;

(o) "Vault"  means any premises constructed and equipped in accordance with the requirements of these rules for storage of film in quantity exceeding 1,000 lb

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