Legislation and Regulations

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 (unofficial translation), when available.

Listing of these laws are made available for practicing environmental and sustainability specialists.

SustainableOman is not an official source of laws, please refer to Oman's Official Gazette.

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Last Update: June 2019