Ozone Depleting Substances

(Regulation Rules 2000)

India is a Party to the Montreal Protocol. The production and consumption of ODS is to be phased out as per the schedule specified in the Protocol. In accordance with the National Strategy for Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) phase-out, and the Country Programme, the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, has framed comprehensive rules, covering various aspects of production, sale, consumption, export, imports etc. of Ozone Depleting Substances.

The Ozone Depleting Substances (Regulation) Rules, 2000 have been published in the Gazette of India on 25.1.2000 for public comments and suggestions within 45 days.

Some of the important features of the proposed ODS Rules are as follows:-

ODS Producers

Manufacture of ODS based Products (ODS Users)

Sellers, Exporters, Importers, Stockists etc.


The ODS Rules provide specific dates/time frame for the above provisions to be effective, with respect to the date these rules come into force, as well as the designated authorities for registration and licensing, specific formats to be used for maintaining records and filing reports.