Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation

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Petroleum And Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) is the department formed by Government of India to control and administer the usage of explosives, petrol stations in India. The agency issues licenses for Operation of Petrol Stations under Form XIV, Licenses to operate Petroleum Product Transportation vehicles, Licenses for Refineries, Petrochemical Complexes, etc. The Department is headed by Chief Controller of Explosives and is headquartered at Nagpur in the State of Maharashtra in India. The Northern Regional Office is based at Faridabad in the state of Haryana. The agency has framed various rules like Petroleum Rules 2002 for the safe operation of petrol stations, Explosive Rules 1983, Gas Cylinder Rules 2002( applicable to all states), and Stative & Mobile Pressure Vessels (Unfired) 1981 for LPG Vessels. It functions under Department Of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP).

The Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) with its headquarter at Nagpur and a network of 5 Circle offices, 18 Sub-circle offices and Central Testing Station has been continuing to serve the public and industry for over 100 years in all matters relating to safety in manufacture, storage, transport and handling of explosives, petroleum, compressed gases and other hazardous substances through comprehensive administration of Explosives Act, 1884, Petroleum Act, 1934, Inflammable Substances Act, 1952 and rules framed there under viz. Explosives Rules, 2008, Gas Cylinders Rules, 2004, Static & Mobile Pressure Vessels (Unfired) Rules, 1981, Petroleum Rules, 2002, Calcium Carbide Rules, 1987 & Cinematographic Films Rules, 1948.

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