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إدارة البيئية

1 السياسات

لتعزيز التنمية المستدامة والمناسبة من الناحية البيئية، وضعت الحكومة الماليزية إطار العمل المؤسسي والقانوني للحماية البيئية. ويتم تشجيع المستثمرين على النظر في العوامل البيئية خلال المراحل الأولى من التخطيط لمشروعاتهم. وتتضمن نواحي مكافحة التلوث التعديلات الممكنة في خط سير العملية لتقليل النفايات الناتجة إلى الحد الأدنى علاوة على النظر إلى الوقاية من التلوث على أنه جزء من عملية الإنتاج، بالإضافة إلى التركيز على خيارات إعادة التدوير.

سياسات إدارة البيئة

تسعى السياسة القومية بشأن البيئة إلى إحراز التقدم الثقافي والاجتماعي والاقتصادي لماليزيا وتحسين نوعية حياة المواطنين عبر التنمية المستدامة والمناسبة من الناحية البيئية.

وتهدف هذه السياسة إلى تحقيق:

  • بيئة نظيفة وآمنة وصحية ومنتجة للأجيال الحالية والأجيال القادمة.
  • الحفاظ على التراث الطبيعي والثقافي للبلاد والذي يتميز بالتنوع والتفرد وذلك من خلال المشاركة الفعالة لجميع قطاعات المجتمع.
  • أسلوب حياة مستديم ونمط استهلاك وإنتاج محدد

وتؤكد السياسة البيئية القومية لماليزيا على:

  • احترام البيئة ورعايتها وفق أعلى المعايير الأخلاقية والأدبية
  • الحفاظ على النظام البيئي الطبيعي لضمان سلامة التنوع البيئي وأنظمة دعم الحياة.
  • ضمان التحسين المستمر لإنتاجية البيئة وجودتها مع السعي لتحقيق أهداف النمو الاقتصادي والتنمية البشرية
  • إدارة استغلال الموارد الطبيعية للحفاظ على قاعدة الموارد ومنع التدهور البيئي
  • دمج الأبعاد البيئية في تخطيط وتطبيق السياسات والأهداف والأدوار الخاصة بجميع القطاعات لحماية البيئة
  • تعزيز دور القطاع الخاص في حماية البيئة وإدارتها
  • ضمان أعلى درجة من الالتزام بحماية البيئة والاستمرارية من جانب صناع القرار في القطاعين العام والخاص، ومستخدمي الموارد والمنظمات الأهلية وعامة الناس في صياغة أنشطتهم والتخطيط لها وتطبيقها.
  • المشاركة بجد وفعالية في الجهود العالمية والإقليمية للحفاظ على البيئة وتدعيمها
2 المتطلبات البيئية

The Environmental Quality Act 1974, and its accompanying regulations call for environmental impact assessment, project siting evaluation, pollution control assessment, monitoring and self-enforcement. Industrial activities are required to obtain the following approvals from the Director-General of Environmental Quality prior to project implementation:

Environmental Impact Assessment for Prescribed Activities

An investor should first of allcheck whether an environmental impact assessment (EIA) is required for his proposed industrial activities. The following are activities prescribed under the Environmental Quality (Prescribed Activities) (Environmental Impact Assessment) Order 1987, which require an EIA before project approval:


(i) Agriculture

a. Land development schemes covering an area of 500 hectares or more to bring forest land into agricultural production.
b. Agricultural programmes necessitating the resettlement of 100 families or more.
c. Development of agricultural estates covering an area of 500 hectares or more involving changes in types of agricultural use.


(ii) Airport

a. Construction of airports (having an airstrip of 2,500 metres or longer).
b. Airstrip development in state and national parks.


(iii) Drainage and Irrigation

a. Construction of dams and man-made lakes and artificial enlargement of lakes with surface areas of 200 hectares or more.
b. Drainage of wetland, wild-life habitat or of virgin forest covering an area of 100 hectares or more.
c. Irrigation schemes covering an area of 5,000 hectares or more.


(iv) Land Reclamation

Coastal reclamation involving an area of 50 hectares or more.


(v) Fisheries

a. Construction of fishing harbours.
b. Harbour expansion involving an increase of 50 per cent or more in fish landing capacity per annum.
c. Land-based aquaculture projects accompanied by clearing of mangrove swamp forests covering an area of 50 hectares or more.


(vi) Forestry

a. Conversion of hill forest land to other land use covering an area of 50 hectares or more.
b. Logging or conversion of forest land to other land use within the catchment area of reservoirs used for municipal water supply, irrigation or hydro-power generation or in areas adjacent to state and national parks and national marine parks.
c. Logging covering an area of 500 hectares or more.
d. Conversion of mangrove swamps for industrial, housing or agricultural use covering an area of 50 hectares or more.
e. Clearing of mangrove swamps on islands adjacent to national marine parks.


(vii) Housing

Housing development covering an area of 50 hectares or more.


(viii) Industry

a. Chemicals Where production capacity of each product or of combined products is greater than 100 tonnes per day
b. Petrochemicals All Sizes
c. Non-ferrous Primary smelting:
Aluminium - all sizes
Copper - all sizes
Others - producing 50 tonnes per day and above of products
d. Non-metallic Cement - for clinker throughput of 30 tonnes per hour and above
Lime - 100 tonnes per day and above burnt lime rotary kiln or 50 tonnes per day and above vertical kiln
e. Iron and Steel Require iron ore as raw materials for production greater than 100 tonnes per day; or
Using scrap iron as raw materials for production greater than 200 tonnes per day
f. Shipyards Dead Weight Tonnage greater than 5,000 tonnes
g. Pulp and Paper Industry Production capacity greater than 50 tonnes per day


(ix) Infrastructure

a. Construction of hospitals with outfall into beachfronts used for recreational purposes.
b. Industrial estate development for medium and heavy industries covering an area of 50 hectares or more.
c. Construction of expressways.
d. Construction of national highways.
e. Construction of new townships.


(x) Ports

a. Construction of ports.
b. Port expansion involving an increase of 50 per cent or more in handling capacity per annum.


(xi) Mining

a. Mining of minerals in new areas where the mining lease covers a total area in excess of 250 hectares.
b. Ore processing, including concentrating for aluminium, copper, gold or tantalum.
c. Sand dredging involving an area of 50 hectares or more.


(xii) Petroleum

a. Oil and gas fields development.
b. Construction of off-shore and on-shore pipelines in excess of 50 kilometres in length.
c. Construction of oil and gas separation, processing, handling, and storage facilities.
d. Construction of oil refineries.
c. Construction of product depots for the storage of petrol, gas or diesel (excluding service stations) which are located within three kilometres of any commercial, industrial or residential areas and which have a combined storage capacity of 60,000 barrels or more.


(xiii) Power Generation and Transmission

a. Construction of steam generated power stations burning fossil fuels and having a capacity of more than 10 megawatts.
b. Dams and hydro-electric power schemes with either or both of the following:
- dams over 15 metres high and ancillary structures covering a total area in excess of 40 hectares;
- reservoirs with a surface area in excess of 400 hectares
c. Construction of combined cycle power stations.
d. Construction of nuclear-fueled power stations.


(xiv) Quarries

Proposed quarrying of aggregate, limestone, silica, quartzite, sandstone, marble and decorative building stone within 3 kilometres of any existing residential, commercial or industrial areas, or any area for which a licenselicence, permit or approval has been granted for residential, commercial or industrial development.


(xv) Railways

a. Construction of new routes.
b. Construction of branch lines.


(xvi) Transportation

Construction of Mass Rapid Transport projects.


(xvii) Resort and Recreational Development

a. Construction of coastal resort facilities or hotels with more than 80 rooms.
b. Hill station resort or hotel development covering an area of 50 hectares or more.
c. Development of tourist or recreational facilities in national parks.
d. Development of tourist or recreational facilities on islands in surrounding waters which are gazetted as national marine parks.


(xviii) Waste Treatment and Disposal

a. Toxic and Hazardous Waste
- Construction of incineration plant
- Construction of recovery plant (off-site)
- Construction of wastewater treatment plant (off-site)
- Construction of secure landfill facility
- Construction of storage facility
b. Municipal Solid Waste
- Construction of incineration plant ­
- Construction of composting plant
- Construction of recovery/recycling plant
- Construction of municipal solid waste landfill facility
c. Municipal Sewage
- Construction of wastewater treatment plant
- Construction of marine outfall


(xix) Water Supply

a. Construction of dams or impounding reservoirs with a surface area of 200 hectares or more
b. Groundwater development for industrial, agricultural or urban water supply of greater than 4,500 cubic metres per day
Who Can Conduct EIA Study

An EIA study has to be conducted by competent individuals who are registered with the Department of Environment (DOE) under the EIA Consultant Registration Scheme. The list of registered EIA consultants and details on the registration scheme are available at the DOE website, http://www.doe.gov.my

Site Suitability Evaluation

One of the most important factors in obtaining environmental approval is the site suitability of the proposed project. Site suitability is evaluated based on the compatibility of the project with respect to the gazetted structure or local plans, surrounding land-use, provision of set-backs or buffer zones, the capacity of the area to receive additional pollution load, and waste disposal requirements.

Site suitabality evaluation (SSE) has become the main process in ensuring site suitability for all development projects that are referred to DOE. As such, SSE has to be undertaken first for both prescribed and non-prescribed activities. For prescribed activities, SSE must be done before the EIA is conducted to ensure the site selected is suitable for the proposed activity and compatible with its surrounding land-use. This also helps the project proponent to save costs conducting EIA if the site is deemed unsuitable.

The Department of Environment (DOE) produces a set of guidelines entitled "Guidelines for the Siting and Zoning of Industries" which specifies details on the appropriate buffer zone for each specific industry category. For potentially hazardous industries, the project proponent may be required to submit a Risk Assessment to the DOE as part of the site consideration.

Written Notification or Permission to Construct

Any person intending to carry out activities as listed below must provide prior written notification to the Director-General of Environmental Quality:

i. Carry out any work on any premises or construct any building that may discharge or release industrial effluent or mixed effluent, or make or cause or permit a material change in the quantity or quality of discharge from an existing source, onto or into any soil, or into inland waters or Malaysian waters, other than premises as specified in the First Schedule under Environmental Quality (Industrial Effluent) Regulations, 2009;
ii. Discharge or release or permit the discharge of sewage onto or into any soil, or into any inland waters or Malaysia waters, other than any housing or commercial development or both having a population equivalent of less than one hundred and fifty (150) as specified under Environmental Quality (Sewage) Regulations, 2009;
iii. Carry out on any land any facility or building that may result in a new source of leachate discharge or release as specified under Environmental Quality (Control of Pollution from Solid Waste Transfer Station and Landfill) Regulations, 2009.

Any person intending to construct on any land or any building; or carrying out work that would cause the land or building to become prescribed premises (crude palm oil mills, raw natural rubber processing mills, and treatment and disposal facilities of scheduled wastes), as stipulated under Section 19 of the Environmental Quality Act, 1974 must obtain prior written permission from the Director-General of Environmental Quality. Such application has to be accompanied by a prescribed fee.

Written Approval for Installation of Incinerator, Fuel Burning Equipment and Chimney

Applicants intending to carry out activities as listed below shall obtain prior written approval from the Director-General of Environmental Quality:

i. New installation near dwelling area as detailed out in Regulation 4 and First Schedule of the Environmental Quality (Clean Air) Regulations 1978.
ii. Any erection (including incinerators), installation, resiting or alteration of fuel burning equipment that is rated to consume pulverised fuel or solid fuel at 30 kg or more per hour, or liquid or gaseous fuel at 15 kg or more per hour as stipulated in Regulations 36 and 38 of the Environmental Quality (Clean Air) Regulations 1978.
iii. Any erection, installation, resiting, or alteration of any chimney from or through which air impurities may be emitted or discharged, respectively.

No fee is imposed on the application for written approval.

Licence to Occupy Prescribed Premises and Prescribed Conveyances

A licence is required to occupy and operate prescribed premises, namely as below:

i. crude palm oil mills,
ii. raw natural rubber processing mills, and
iii. treatment and disposal facilities of scheduled wastes

A licence is required to use prescribed conveyances as stipulated in the Environmental Quality (Prescribed Conveyance) (Scheduled Wastes) Order 2005. Conveyance which is categorised as prescribed conveyance namely, any vehicle or ship of any description which is:

i. propelled by a mechanism contained within itself;
ii. constructed or adapted to be used on land or water; and
iii. used for the movement, transfer, placement or deposit of scheduled wastes.

Applications for the licence shall be made after obtaining written permission and/or written approval. Licensing fees apply for every licence issued for palm oil and raw natural rubber processing mills and facilities for the treatment and disposal of scheduled wastes, and prescribed conveyances.

Gaseous Emission and Effluent Standards

Industries are required to comply with air emission, industrial effluent, sewage and leachate discharge standards which are regarded as acceptable conditions allowed in Malaysia, as stipulated in the Environmental Quality (Clean Air) Regulations 1978, Environmental Quality (Industrial Effluents) Regulations 2009, Environmental Quality (Sewage) Regulations 2009, and Environmental Quality (Control of Pollution from Solid Waste Transfer Station and Landfill) Regulations 2009.

Control on Ozone Depleting Substances

Ozone depleting substances (ODS) are categorised as environmentally hazardous substances under the Environmental Quality (Refrigerant Management) Regulations 1999 and the Environmental Quality (Halon Management) Regulations 1999. New investments relating to the use of these substances are prohibited.

Scheduled Wastes Management

Malaysia has developed a comprehensive set of legal provisions related to the management of toxic and hazardous wastes. The regulation is based on the cradle to grave principle. A facility which generates, stores, transports, treats or disposes scheduled wastes is subject to the following main regulations:

i. Environmental Quality (Scheduled Wastes) Regulations 2005 (Amendment) 2007;
ii. Environmental Quality (Prescribed Conveyance) (Scheduled Wastes) Order 2005;
iii. Environmental Quality (Prescribed Premises) (Scheduled Wastes Treatment and Disposal Facilities) (Amendment) Order 2006;
iv. Environmental Quality (Prescribed Premises) (Scheduled Waste Treatment and Disposal Facilities) (Amendment) Regulations 2006;
v. Customs (Prohibition of Exports) Order (Amendment)(No. 5) Order 20068; and
vi. Customs (Prohibition of Imports) Order (Amendment)(No. 5) Order 20062008.


A Summary of Environmental Requirements on Scheduled Wastes

Environmental Quality (Scheduled Wastes) Regulations 2005 replaced the Environmental Quality (Scheduled Wastes) Regulations 1989. Under these regulations, 77 types of scheduled wastes listed in the First Schedule are divided into 5 categories, namely:

i. SW 1 Metal and metal-bearing wastes (10 types of scheduled wastes);
ii. SW 2 Wastes containing principally inorganic constituents which may contain metals and organic materials (7 types of scheduled wastes);
iii. SW 3 Wastes containing principally organic constituents which may contain metals and inorganic materials (27 types of scheduled wastes);
iv. SW 4 Wastes which may contain either inorganic or organic constituents (32 types of scheduled wastes)
v. SW 5 Other wastes (1 type of scheduled waste)


Scheduled wastes can be stored, recovered or treated within the premises of the waste generators. Such activities do not require licensing by the Department of Environment. A waste generator may store scheduled wastes generated by him for 180 days or less after its generation provided that the quantity of scheduled wastes accumulated on site shall not exceed 20 metric tonnes. However, waste generators may apply to the Director General in writing to store more than 20 metric tonnes of scheduled wastes. The containers that are used to store scheduled wastes shall be clearly labeled with the date when the scheduled wastes are first generated as well as the name, address and telephone number of the waste generator.

Land farming, incineration, disposal and off-site facilities for recovery, storage and treatment can only be carried out at prescribed premises licensed by the Department of Environment. However, with the signing of the concession agreement between the Government of Malaysia and Kualiti Alam Sdn. Bhd on 18 December 1995 (15 years concession period), all off-site treatment and disposal (incineration, wastewater treatment, storage and secure landfill) of scheduled wastes is not allowed.

On-site incineration of scheduled wastes is not encouraged. If it is deemed necessary, application for the installation of such incinerator must strictly adhere to the Guidelines On the Installation of On-site Incinerator for the Disposal of Scheduled Wastes in Malaysia" (published by the Department of Environment), including carrying out a detailed environmental impact assessment and display of the EIA report for public comments.

Waste generators may apply for special management of scheduled wastes to have the scheduled wastes generated from their particular facility or process excluded from being treated, disposed of or recovered in premises or facilities other than at the prescribed premises or on-site treatment or recovery facilities, as stipulated under Regulation 7(1), Environmental Quality (Scheduled Wastes) Regulations 2005.

3 Incentives for Environmental Management
Incentives for Forest Plantation Projects

i. Companies that undertake forest plantation projects are eligible for the following incentives under the Promotion of Investments Acts 1986:

  1. Pioneer Status with income tax exemption of 100% of the statutory income for ten years. Unabsorbed capital allowances as well as accumulated losses incurred during the pioneer period can be carried forward and deducted from the post pioneer income of the company; or
  2. Investment Tax Allowance (ITA) of 100% on the qualifying capital expenditure incurred within five years. The allowance can be offset against 100% of the statutory income for each year of assessment. Any unutilised allowances can be carried forward to subsequent years until fully utilised.

Applications should be submitted to MIDA.

ii. Alternatively, companies that undertake forest plantation projects can apply for the following incentives under Section 127, Income Tax Act 1967:

  1. Company which invest in the related company is eligible for tax deduction equivalent to the amount invested; and
  2. Company that undertakes an approved Forest Plantation Project is eligible for:
    • Tax exemption of 100% on statutory income for ten years commencing from the first year the company enjoys statutory income.
    • Losses incurred before and during the exemption period are allowed to be brought forward after the exemption period of ten years.

Applications should be submitted to Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities.

Incentives for the Storage, Treatment and Disposal of Toxic and Hazardous Wastes

Incentives are offered to encourage the setting up of proper facilities to store, treat and dispose of toxic and hazardous wastes. Companies that are directly involved in these three activities in an integrated manner qualify for:

  1. Pioneer Status, with income tax exemption of 70% (100% for promoted areas) of the statutory income for a period of five years. Unabsorbed capital allowances as well as accumulated losses incurred during the pioneer period can be carried forward and deducted from the post pioneer income of the company; or
  2. Investment Tax Allowance of 60% (100% for promoted areas) on the qualifying capital expenditure incurred within a period of five years. The allowance can be offset against 70% (100% for promoted areas) of the statutory income in each year of assessment. Any unutilised allowances can be carried forward to subsequent years until fully utilised.

Applications should be submitted to MIDA.

Incentives for Waste Recycling Activities

Companies undertaking waste recycling activities that are high value-added and use high technology are eligible for Pioneer Status or ITA. These activities which include the recycling of agricultural wastes or agricultural by-products, recycling of chemicals and the production of reconstituted wood-based panel boards or products are eligible for:

  1. Pioneer Status, with income tax exemption of 70% (100% for promoted areas) of the statutory income for a period of five years. Unabsorbed capital allowances as well as accumulated losses incurred during the pioneer period can be carried forward and deducted from the post pioneer income of the company; or
  2. Investment Tax Allowance of 60% (100% for promoted areas) on the qualifying capital expenditure incurred within a period of five years. The allowance can be offset against 70% (100% for promoted areas) of the statutory income in each year of assessment. Any unutilised allowances can be carried forward to subsequent years until fully utilised.

Applications should be submitted to MIDA.

Incentives for Energy Conservation

i) Companies Providing Energy Conservation Services

In order to reduce operation costs as well as to promote environmental preservation, companies providing energy conservation services are eligible for the following incentives:

  1. Pioneer Status with income tax exemption of 100% of the statutory income for a period of ten years. Unabsorbed capital allowances as well as accumulated losses incurred during the pioneer period can be carried forward and deducted from the post pioneer income of the company; or
  2. Investment Tax Allowance (ITA) of 100% on the qualifying capital expenditure incurred within five years. The allowance can be offset against 100% of the statutory income for each year of assessment. Any unutilised allowances can be carried forward to subsequent years until fully utilised.

The companies must implement their projects within one year from the date of approval.

Applications received by 31 December 2010 are eligible for this incentive.

ii) Companies Undertaking Conservation of Energy for Own Consumption

Companies which undertake conservation of energy for own consumption are eligible for ITA of 100% on the qualifying capital expenditure incurred within five years. The allowance can be offset against 100% of the statutory income for each year of assessment. Any unutilised allowances can be carried forward until fully utilised.

Applications received by 31 December 2010 are eligible for this incentive.

Applications should be submitted to MIDA.

Incentives for Energy Generation Activities Using Renewable Energy Resources

Companies undertaking generation of energy using biomass, hydropower (not exceeding 10 megawatts) and solar power that are renewable and environmentally friendly are eligible for the following incentives:

  1. Pioneer Status with income tax exemption of 100% of statutory income for ten years. Unabsorbed capital allowances as well as accumulated losses incurred during the pioneer period can be carried forward and deducted from the post pioneer income of the company; or
  2. Investment Tax Allowance of 100% on the qualifying capital expenditure incurred within a period of five years. This allowance can be offset against 100% of the statutory income for each year of assessment. Any unutilised allowances can be carried forward to subsequent years until fully utilised.

Companies must implement their projects within one year from the date of approval.

With effect from 8 September 2007, other companies in the same group are eligible for the same incentives as above even though one company in the same group has been granted the incentive. Applications received by 31 December 2010 are eligible for this incentive.

For the purpose of this incentive, 'biomass sources' refer to palm oil mill/estate waste, rice mill waste, sugar cane mill waste, timber/sawmill waste, paper recycling mill waste, municipal waste and biogas (from landfill, palm oil mill effluent (POME), animal waste and others), while energy forms refer to electricity, steam, chilled water, and heat.

Applications should be submitted to MIDA.

Incentives for Generation of Renewable Energy for Own Consumption

Companies which generate energy from renewable resources for its own consumption are eligible for the Investment Tax Allowance of 100% on qualifying capital expenditure incurred within a period of five years. This allowance can be offset against 100% of the statutory income for each year of assessment. Any unutilised allowances can be carried forward to subsequent years until fully utilised.

Applications received by 31 December 2010 are eligible for this incentive.

Applications should be submitted to MIDA.

Tax Incentive for Building Obtaining Green Building Index Certificate

In order to widen the usage of green technology, the Government has launched the green building index (GBI) on 21 May 2009. GBI is a green rating index on environment-friendly buildings. The index is based on certain criteria amongst which are:

  • energy and water efficiency;
  • indoor environmental quality;
  • sustainable management and planning of building sites in respect of pollution control and facilities for workers;
  • usage of recyclable and environment friendly materials and resources; and
  • adoption of new technology.

As a measure to encourage the construction of buildings using green technology:

  1. Owners of buildings awarded the GBI certificate, are eligible for tax exemption equivalent to 100% of the additional capital expenditure incurred to obtain the GBI certificate. The exemption is allowed to set-off against 100% of the statutory income for each year of assessment. The incentive is applicable for new buildings and upgrading of existing buildings.

    The incentive is given only for the first GBI certificate issued in respect of the building.

    This incentive is effective for buildings awarded with GBI certificates from 24 October 2009 until 31 December 2014.

  2. Buyers of buildings and residential properties awarded GBI certificate bought from real property developers are eligible for stamp duty exemption on instruments of transfer of ownership of such buildings. The amount of stamp duty exemption is on the additional cost incurred to obtain the GBI certificate. The incentive is given only once to the first owner of the building.
Accelerated Capital Allowance for Environmental Management

Companies using environmental protection equipment are eligible for an initial allowance of 40% and an annual allowance of 20% on the qualifying capital expenditure. Thus, the full amount can be written off within three years.

These companies are:

  • Waste generators and wish to establish facilities to store, treat and dispose off their wastes, either on-site or off-site; and
  • Undertake waste recycling activities.

Applications should be submitted to IRB.

In the case of companies that incur capital expenditure for conserving their own energy for consumption, the write-off period is accelerated by another one year.

Applications should be submitted to IRB with a letter from the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water certifying that the related equipment is used exclusively for the purpose of energy conservation.

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