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The Selangor State Government through the Selangor State Assembly has gazetted the Regulations - Regulations on the Entry or Release of Pollutants (State of Selangor) 2012 on 19 April 2012.

A press release regarding the gazetting of this Regulation was made by the Selangor Water Management Authority (LUAS) on 10 June 2012 which is effective from 20 April 2012 and only applies in the State of Selangor all seven (7) scheduled activities under the Regulation are required to obtain a License from LUAS. to regulate the release of pollutants from such activities.

Each such scheduled activity will only be subject if its quantity and description fall below the specified scope. Any release of pollutants from such activities into water sources must comply with the limits of the standards that have been set. Any non -compliance will be subject to the prescribed charges and penalties.

Each license is issued annually and is subject to the registration fee and license fee that has been set.

Regulatory Requirements:

  1. Obtaining a Pollutant Entry or Release License.
  2. Determine the final release point on the premises.
  3. Effluent analysis report every three (3) months.
  4. Analysis by an accredited laboratory.
  5. Ensure effluent discharge does not exceed standard limits.
LUAS Function

Each scheduled activity is subject to these Regulations and must obtain a LUAS Pollutant Entry Or Release License.

Premises that have been licensed are not allowed to discharge effluent from the premises in excess of the limits of the standards that have been set.

For premises that are not subject to the rules, it is also required to ensure that the effluent discharged does not exceed the standard limits that have been set. If it is found that the premises fail to comply with the set standards, the Board may issue a Notice of Instruction to the premises for the purpose of cleaning works, mitigation measures and improvements according to the situation and level of pollution cases in accordance with Section 41 (4), 43 (2) , 96 (4) and 121 (1), LUAS Enactment 1999.

Inspection of compliance with the license conditions will be conducted by the Board and if there is a violation of the permitted parameter limits for each scheduled activity by the applicant or premises, the Board reserves the right to impose:

  1. Collision charges.
  2. License revocation.
  3. Compound.
  4. Prosecution
Power Source

It is based on Section 79, Selangor Water Management Board Enactment 1999, namely:

Section 79. Prohibition of pollution of a water source

79. (1) Except as expressly permitted in any written law no person, except under and in accordance with the terms and conditions of a license issued under this section, causes entry or discharge into in any water source;

(a) any toxic, harmful or pollutant substance or waste which will cause or is likely to cause or contribute to the occurrence of a water source or part thereof endangering, deteriorating or affecting the health, safety or welfare of the public or the life or health of animals or plants or on or against other beneficial uses of the water resource;

(b) any substance which by reason of its heat, biological or chemical content or its effect changes the color of water makes or contributes to making the water source or part thereof potentially endangering the health, safety or public welfare or the life or health of animals or plants or affecting its use other beneficial sources of the water;

(c) any substance which by reason of its physical condition, chemical or biological content, or the effect of changing the color of water makes or contributes to making the water source difficult to recover or affecting the flow, quality or quantity of water in the water source; and

(d) oil in any form, used oil, waste or waste material containing oil or otherwise.

(2) When any such entry or discharge has been made, the owner or occupier of the property from which the entry or discharge originates shall, unless the contrary is proved, be deemed to have discharged or caused its entry into the water source.

(3) A license to insert or discharge into any water source any of the substances mentioned in subsection (1) may be granted by the Board pursuant to Section 59.

(4) A person who contravenes this section shall be guilty of an offense and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand ringgit or to imprisonment not exceeding three years or to both and to a further fine of five thousand.

Fees and Charge
1.Registration Fee (One-Off Only) RM150
2.License Fee (Annually) RM650

The Selangor Water Management Authority (LUAS) has started implementing the online Pollutant Entry or Release License application from 1 July 2018.

Every new application / renewal of Pollutant Entry or Release License must go through the Effluent Licensing System (LEDS).

Application can be made by following the steps as follows:

Visit the elesen.luas.gov.my website
Click New User Registration (for new users).

Log in then click the LEDS icon.

No forms are to be used. All applications to be made online. Visit elesen.luas.gov.my

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