Environmental Quality (Marine Oil Pollution Control) Regulations

Laws being drafted to control marine pollution

Date of Release: 
Jan 18 2016

SHAH ALAM: The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry is currently drafting and revising laws and regulations to control marine pollution in the nation, says minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.
The current draft of the Environmental Quality (Marine Oil Pollution Control) Regulations will set oil emission limits for ships and marine installations in Malaysian waters.

The regulations will also require all marine installation facilities, such as ports including those involved in oil storage and drilling, to prepare contingency plans in the event an oil spill occurs.

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