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Effluent Standards

"Environmental Quality (Sewage and Industrial Effluents) Regulations 1979" was replaced by new three laws in 2009, which are "Environmental Quality (Sewage) Regulations", "Environmental Quality (Industrial Effluent) Regulations", and "Environmental Quality (Control of Pollution from Solid Waste Transfer Stations and Landfills) Regulations". In addition, other discharge standards is established for the prescribed premises (raw natural rubber and crude palm-oil) ("Environmental Quality (Prescribed Premises) (Raw Natural Rubber) Regulations 1978" and "Environmental Quality (Prescribed Premises) (Crude Palm-Oil) Regulations 1977").

Environmental Quality (Sewage) Regulations
Environmental Quality (Industrial Effluent) Regulations
Environmental Quality (Control of Pollution from Solid Waste Transfer Stations and Landfills) Regulations
Established in 2009. This regulation is based on the section 51 "Regulations" of the Environmental Quality Act", and ordains discharge standards.
Environmental Quality (Prescribed Premises) (Raw Natural Rubber) Regulations 1978
Established in 1978 (latest amendment in 1980). This regulation is based on the section 51 "Regulations" of the Environmental Quality Act", and ordains discharge standards for the prescribed premises (raw natural rubber).
Environmental Quality (Prescribed Premises) (Crude Palm-Oil) Regulations 1977
Established in 1977 (latest amendment in 1982). This regulation is based on the section 51 "Regulations" of the Environmental Quality Act", and ordains discharge standards for the prescribed premises (crude palm-oil).

Section 25, EQA 1974 ordains restrictions on pollution of inland waters where no person shall, unless licensed, emit, discharge or deposit any environmentally hazardous substances, pollutants or wastes into any inland waters in contravention of the acceptable conditions specified under Section 21.

This provision allows its enforcement whereby surprise inspections are carried out at all premises by DOE officials in ensuring compliance with all provisions in the act. Non-compliance will result in prosecution and punishment.

Updated on 29 March 2012




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