Environmental Quality (Industrial Effluent) Regulation 2009

Amendment on ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT 1974 was gazette on 12 October 2009 by the Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Datuk Douglas Uggah Embas. The new regulations may be cited as the Environmental Quality (Industrial Effluent) Regulations 2009. With this, the recent  Environmental Quality (Industrial Effluent) Regulations, 1979 is annulled.  Attached herewith the Fifth Schedule and Seventh Schedule of the Regulation.   

 FIFTH SCHEDULE  [Paragraph 11(1)(A)]

Acceptable Conditions For Discharge Of

Industrial Effluent Or Mixed Effluent Of Standards A And B

 

 

Parameter

Unit

Standard

 

A

B

 

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

              i.

Temperature

oC

40

40

               ii.

pH Value

6.0-9.0

5.5-9.0

             iii.

BOD5 at 20oC

mg/L

20

50

             iv.

Suspended Solids

mg/L

50

100

              v.

Mercury

mg/L

0.005

0.05

             vi.

Cadmium

mg/L

0.01

0.02

           vii.

Chromium, Hexavalent

mg/L

0.05

0.05

          viii.

Chromium, Trivalent

mg/L

0.20

1.0

             ix.

Arsenic

mg/L

0.05

0.10

              x.

Cyanide

mg/L

0.05

0.10

             xi.

Lead

mg/L

0.10

0.5

           xii.

Copper

mg/L

0.20

1.0

          xiii.

Manganese

mg/L

0.20

1.0

         xiv.

Nickel

mg/L

0.20

1.0

           xv.

Tin

mg/L

0.20

1.0

         xvi.

Zinc

mg/L

2.0

2.0

        xvii.

Boron

mg/L

1.0

4.0

      xviii.

Iron (Fe)

mg/L

1.0

5.0

         xix.

Silver

mg/L

0.1

1.0

           xx.

Aluminium

mg/L

10

15

         xxi.

Selenium

mg/L

0.02

0.5

        xxii.

Barium

mg/L

1.0

2.0

      xxiii.

Fluoride

mg/L

2.0

5.0

      xxiv.

Formaldehyde

mg/L

1.0

2.0

       xxv.

Phenol

mg/L

0.001

1.0

      xxvi.

Free Chlorine

mg/L

1.0

2.0

    xxvii.

Sulphide

mg/L

0.50

0.50

   xxviii.

Oil and Grease

mg/L

1.0

10

      xxix.

Ammoniacal Nitrogen

mg/L

10

20

       xxx.

Colour ADMI*

 

100

200

*ADMI–American Dye Manufacturers Institute

SEVENTH SCHEDULE

(Regulation 12)

Acceptable Conditions For Discharge Of Industrial Effluent

Containing Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD)

For Specific Trade Or Industry Sector

 

Trade/Industry

Unit

Standard

Standard

 

 

 

A

B

 

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

a)

Pulp and paper industry

 

 

 

 

(i)   pulp mill

mg/L

80

350

 

(ii)  paper mill (recycled)

mg/L

80

250

 

(iii) pulp and paper mill

mg/L

80

300

(b)

Textile industry

mg/L

80

250

(c)

Fermentation and distillery industry

mg/L

400

400

(d)

Other industries

mg/L

80

200

 

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