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.
- General Environment
- Biodiversity & Natural Reserves
- Oil & Gas
- Soils, Geology, Mining
- Chemicals and Other Hazardous Substances
- Climate Affairs
- Health & Safety
- Heritage and Culture
- Housing, Zoning, & Buildings
- Permits & Licenses
- Acceded Conventions and Protocols
- Multilateral Environmental Agreements
- Institutions and Government Agencies
- Local Ordinances
- Omani Standards
- Government / Ministry Reports
- MECA Permit Application Forms
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