Environmental Quality Act 1974 (Act 127) Regulations, Rules & Orders [As At 5th January 2022]

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Environmental Quality Act 1974 (Act 127)

Regulations, Rules & Orders

[As At 5th January 2022]

An Act relating to the prevention, abatement, control of pollution and enhancement of the environment, and for purposes connected therewith.

 

Detailed Contents Of Environmental Quality Act 1974 (Act 127)  :

The Environmental Quality Act 1974 (Act 127) is a law enacted by the Malaysian government to protect and enhance the quality of the environment in Malaysia. The act provides for the establishment of a regulatory framework to control and manage pollution and other forms of environmental degradation.

The act has been amended several times over the years, and various regulations, rules, and orders have been issued to support its implementation. As of 5th January 2022, the following regulations, rules, and orders are in force:

  1. Environmental Quality (Prescribed Activities) (Environmental Impact Assessment) Order 1987 - This order requires certain activities to undergo an environmental impact assessment (EIA) before they can be carried out. The activities that require an EIA include projects that are likely to have significant environmental impacts such as large-scale development projects, industrial activities, and waste management facilities.

  2. Environmental Quality (Clean Air) Regulations 2014 - These regulations provide for the control of air pollution in Malaysia. The regulations set out emission limits for various pollutants, and require industries to install and maintain pollution control equipment to ensure compliance with the prescribed limits.

  3. Environmental Quality (Sewage and Industrial Effluent) Regulations 2009 - These regulations provide for the control of sewage and industrial effluent discharges into water bodies in Malaysia. The regulations set out effluent standards and require industries to obtain permits before discharging effluent into water bodies.

  4. Environmental Quality (Scheduled Wastes) Regulations 2005 - These regulations provide for the proper management and disposal of scheduled wastes in Malaysia. The regulations require generators of scheduled wastes to classify, label, and package the waste before it is transported to a designated facility for disposal.

  5. Environmental Quality (Control of Lead at Workplaces) Regulations 2000 - These regulations provide for the control of lead exposure in workplaces in Malaysia. The regulations set out permissible exposure limits for lead and require employers to implement measures to protect their workers from exposure to lead.

  6. Environmental Quality (Control of Pollution from Solid Waste Transfer Stations and Landfills) Regulations 2009 - These regulations provide for the control of pollution from solid waste transfer stations and landfills in Malaysia. The regulations require operators of these facilities to obtain permits, and set out requirements for the construction, operation, and closure of the facilities.

  7. Environmental Quality (Prohibition of Use of Chlorofluorocarbons) Regulations 2001 - These regulations prohibit the import, export, manufacture, and use of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in Malaysia. CFCs are harmful to the ozone layer and contribute to climate change.

  8. Environmental Quality (Control of Noise at Workplaces) Regulations 2019 - These regulations provide for the control of noise exposure in workplaces in Malaysia. The regulations set out permissible exposure limits for noise and require employers to implement measures to protect their workers from exposure to excessive noise.

Overall, these regulations, rules, and orders play an important role in ensuring the protection and preservation of Malaysia's environment for future generations.


Environmental Quality Act 1974 Contains:

Environmental Quality Act 1974 (Act 127)
Environmental Quality (Prescribed Premises) (Crude Palm Oil) Regulations 1977
Environmental Quality (Licensing) Regulations 1977
Environmental Quality (Compounding of Offences) Rules 1978
Environmental Quality (Prescribed Premises) (Raw Natural Rubber) Regulations 1978
Environmental Quality (Control of Lead Concentration in Motor Gasoline) Regulations 1985
Environmental Quality (Motor Vehicle Noise) Regulations 1987
Environmental Quality (Prescribed Premises) (Scheduled Wastes Treatment and Disposal Facilities) Order 1989
Environmental Quality (Prescribed Premises) (Scheduled Wastes Treatment and Disposal Facilities) Regulations 1989
Environmental Quality (Prescribed Premises) (Crude Palm Oil) Order 1977
Environmental Quality (Prescribed Premises) (Raw Natural Rubber) Order 1978
Environmental Quality (Delegation of Powers on Marine Pollution Control) Order 1993
Environmental Quality (Prohibition on the use of Chlorofluoro- carbons and Other Gases as Propellants and Blowing Agents) Order 1993
Environmental Quality (Delegation of Powers on Marine Pollution Control) Order 1994
Environmental Quality (Prohibition on the Use of Controlled Substance in Soap, Synthetic Detergent and Other Cleaning Agents) Order 1995
Environmental Quality (Control of Emission from Diesel Engines) Regulations 1996
Environmental Quality (Control of Emission from Petrol Engines) Regulations 1996
Environmental Quality (Halon Management) Regulations 1999
Environmental Quality (Compounding of Offences) (Open Burning) Rules 2000
Environmental Quality (Delegation of Powers) (Investigation of Open Burning) Order 2000
Environmental Quality (Delegation of Powers) (Halon Management) Order 2000
Environmental Quality (Delegation of Powers) (Perbadanan Putrajaya) Order 2002
Environmental Quality (Appeal Board) Regulations 2003
Environmental Quality (Declared Activities) (Open Burning) Order 2003
Environmental Quality (Control of Emission From Motorcycles) Regulations 2003
Environmental Quality (Prescribed Conveyance) (Scheduled Wastes) Order 2005
Environmental Quality (Scheduled Wastes) Regulations 2005
Environmental Quality (Delegation of Powers) Order 2005
Environmental Quality (Control of Petrol and Diesel Properties) Regulations 2007
Environmental Quality (Sewage) Regulations 2009
Environmental Quality (Control of Pollution From Solid Waste Transfer Station And Landfill) Regulations 2009
Environmental Quality (Industrial Effluent) Regulations 2009
Environmental Quality (Delegation of Powers) (Investigation on Erosion and Sediment Control) Order 2012
Environmental Quality (Clean Air) Regulations 2014
Environmental Quality (Prescribed Activities) (Environmental Impact Assessment) Order 2015
Environmental Quality (Refrigerant Management) Regulations 2020

 

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