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Defining Agencies and the Requirements for Control of Pollution


The Pollution Control Department (PCD) is a division of the National Environment Agency (NEA), providing necessary requirements for control of pollution by assessing and considering the impact of all environmental developments on a new industry before it is allowed to go any further in its development. Any planning and development requires the associated authorities to consult with this organization first, with the PCD researching the proposals while ensuring that the industrial or residential development is accurately and properly sited, compatible with its appropriate land use.

If the development involves a new industry, the PCD will process its building plans against its environmental impact in order to prevent any unmanageable safety hazards or health risks—a major concern for the requirements for control of pollution. It will only pass if its pollutant emissions comply with standard codes, the company can provide and guarantee a safe management and disposal of wastes, and if the site is a suitable one.

Additional safety requirements for control of pollution involve other areas, such as legislation, water pollution control, air pollution control, and hazardous substances control—with each one having their own set of requirements to maintain pollution control:

• LEGISLATION requirements for control of pollution
o Environment Pollution Control Act (EPCA) came into operation on April 1, 1999.

• Consolidates previous separate laws on (1) air, (2) water, (3) noise pollution, and (4) hazardous substances control

• Provides a comprehensive framework of legislative control of environmental pollution
o Title amended on January 1, 2008 to the Environmental Protection and Management Act (EPMA)

• Provided for protection and management of environment and resource conservation

• WATER POLLUTION CONTROL requirements for control of pollution
o Serves all industrial estates and all residential premises
o All wastewater is required to go into the public sewer system operated by a Public

Utilities Board

o Industrial wastewater is required to be treated by specific standards before entering any sewer or water course

o Industries containing large amounts of acidic effluent require the installment of pH monitoring and shut-off control system to prevent its entrance into public sewer

• AIR POLLUTION CONTROL requirements for control of pollution
o Industrial and power generation plants are equipped with pollution control equipment

• Required to comply with air emission standards

• Specified in the Environmental Protection and Management (Air Impurities) Regulations

• Revised standards developed on January 1, 2001

• Replaced the Clean Act (Standards) Regulations of 1978

• HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES CONTROL requirements for control of pollution
o Governed by the EPMA, the Environmental Protection and Management (Hazardous Substances) Regulations, and the Environmental Protection and Management (Ozone Depleting Substances Regulations)
o License is required for any person who imports, sells, exports, purchases, stores, and or uses any hazardous substance under the Act.
o Permit is required for anyone who purchases, stores or/and uses any hazardous substance under the control of the Environmental Protection and Management (Hazardous Substances) Regulations
o Transport approval is required for anyone who wishes to transport hazardous substances in quantities exceeding those specified in the Environmental Protection and Management (Hazardous Substances) Regulations

• TOXIC INDUSTRIAL WASTE CONTROL requirements for control of pollution
o Refers to oil, waste acids, spent solvents, waste sludge, spent etchants, and waste alkalis,

• Solvents, waste oil, and spent etchants are recycled

• Landfills are required for waste sludge


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