Legislation and Regulations

Overview

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 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 the land and the maritime territory of Oman.

This page provides the list of laws and regulations in the Sultanate of Oman – related to the environment, waste, permitting, climate affairs, on sustainability, etc. Note that this list is not exhaustive.

The laws and regulations below are in Arabic and in English, when available.

Note that most laws have only ‘Unofficial Translation’ in English, unless, stated otherwise.  Some of the laws may also have been listed in other categories.

Please come back often for updates.  Contact me for any errors or broken links.

Last Update: March 2019


General Environment

Description

Arabic

English
RD 10-82 Issuing the Law on Conservation of the Environment and Prevention of Pollution
RD 63-85 Amendment of Some Provisions of Law on Protecting the Environment and Pollution Control Arabic
RD 71-89 Amendment of Some Provisions of Law of Environment Protection and Pollution Control
RD 31-93 Amendment of Law of Environment Protection and Pollution Control
RD 57-94 Oman’s Ratification of Two Protocols Related to Environmental Protection
RD 111-96 Amending Some Provisions of the Law on the Conservation of the Environment and Prevention of Pollution  Arabic  English
RD 75-98 Amendment of Law on Environment and Pollution Control  Arabic  English
RD 114-2001 Law on Conservation of the Environment and Prevention of Pollution  Arabic  English
MD 16-2010 Issuing a Chart/Board of Organizing Environmental Conditions for Civil and Industrial Activities  Arabic