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www.lawcommission.gov.np 1 The Environment Protection Act, 2019 (2076) Date of Authentication 2076.06.24 (11th October, 2019) Act No. 9 of the year 2019 (2076) An Act Made to Amend and Consolidate Law Relating to Environment Preamble: Whereas, it is expedient to amend and consolidate the prevailing law on environmental protection in order to protect the fundamental right of each citizen to live in a clean and healthy environment, provide the victim with compensation by the polluter for any damage resulting from environmental pollution or degradation, maintain a proper balance between environment and development, mitigate adverse environmental impacts on environment and biodiversity and face the challenges posed by climate change; Now, therefore, the Federal Parliament has made this Act. Chapter-1 Preliminary 1. Short title and commencement: (1) This Act may be cited as the "Environment Protection Act, 2019 (2076). (2) This Act shall commence on the eighth day of the date on which it is...