Overview of Oman’s Current Waste Legislation

The Basic Law of Oman (RD 101/1996), which may be regarded as the constitution, considers the protection of the environment and prevention of pollution a social principle and the responsibility of the State.

The principal framework legislation is the Law for the Protection of Environment and Prevention of Pollution (RD 114/2001). This law prescribes strict penalties for the release of environmental pollutants and discharge of effluents, both in land and the marine territories of the Sultanate.

be’ah has provided the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs (MECA) with an overview and draft of the legislation currently required within the waste management sector to operate effectively.

Here is an overview of Oman’s current legislation on waste.

Updated: July 2016

Impact Assessment of Projects on Water Resources

This article aims to assist project planners, EIA practitioners, and the community on Omani regulations as well as to know how to conduct impact assessment of any projects on water resources.

Environmental Permitting Process and EIA in the Sultanate of Oman

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) can generally be defined as an analysis of the effects of a proposed activity or development on the environment and in Oman (as with other developed and developing countries), it is normally required to most industrial, mining, and development activities to be issued an environmental permit.

The paper highlights the evolution to current status, the legal framework, concepts, processes and principles of EIA and the process involved in obtaining an environmental permit within the context of the Sultanate of Oman.

Please contact Agnes to get a copy of the article.