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  English


Biodiversity, Natural Reserves, & Ecosystems

Description Arabic English
RD 38-75 Proclaiming Qurum Area as an Open Protected Area Category 9 Arabic
RD 26-79 Law of National Gardens  and Protected Natural Areas
RD 4-94 Establishing Arabian Oryx Sanctuary Arabic
MD 47-95 Amending Some of the Rules for Construction National Gardens / Parks and Natural Reserves Sites Arabic
RD 23-96 Establishment of Dimaniyat Islands Natural Reserves Arabic  English
RD 25-96 Establishment of Turtle Reserves Arabic English
RD 49-97 Establishing Reserves in Some Coves Arabic
RD 50-97 Establishment of Saleel Natural Park – Al Kamal Wa Al Wafy Arabic
RD 48-97 Establishment of Jebel Samhan Reserve – Dhofar Arabic
RD 49-97 Establishment of Reserves in Some Kheran – Salalah Coast Arabic
RD 92-2000 Promulgating the Law on the Protection of New Plant Varieties (Plant Breeds Protection Law) Arabic
MD 101-2002 Concerning the Bank on Killing, Hunting or Trapping of Wild Animals or Birds Arabic
RD 6-2003 Natural Reserves and Wild Life Arabic English
RD 11-2007 Amending the Annex of RD 4-1994 Concerning the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary Arabic
MD 131-2000 Management of Arabian Oryx Reserve
MD 132-2000 Management of Natural Dimaniyat Islands Reserve
MD 112-2000 Proclamation of Natural Dimaniyat Islands Reserve Arabic
MD 111-2000 Regulating the Management of the Arabian Oryx Reserve Arabic
MD 113-2000 Regulating the Management of Turtle Reserve Arabic
MD 2-2002 Establishing of Saleel Natural Park Reserve – Al Kamal Wa Al Wafy Arabic English
MD 3-2002 Establishing of Kharaan Reserves – Salalah Coast Arabic English
MD 4-2002 Establishing of Jabal Samham Reserve Arabic English
MD 101-2002 Banning of Killing, Hunting and Catching of Wild Animals and Birds Arabic English
RD 8-2003 Pastures and Animal Wealth Management Law Arabic
MD 81-2004 Regulating the Gathering of and Transportation of Wood Arabic English
MD 19-2005 Banning the Importing of Live Birds from Some Countries Arabic English
MD 55-2006 Amending MD 113-2000 Regarding the Management of the Turtles Nature Reserve Arabic English
MD 56-2006 Amending MD 112-2000 Regulating the Management of Dimaniyat Island Reserve Arabic English
MD 110-2007 Issuing the Implementing Regulations of the Law on Nature Reserve and Wildlife Conservation Arabic
RD 80-2011 Establishment of Al Jabal Akhdhar Sanctuary  English
RD 50-2014 Establishment of Jabal Qahwan Nature Reserve  Arabic
RD 51-2014 Establishment of Wetlands Reserve in Al Wusta Governorate  Arabic
MD 5-2017 Rules on Uprooting and Removal of Ghaf Trees (Prosopis cineraria) Arabic
MD 11-2017 Determining the Fees fro Granting Permits to Collect Samples from Wild Animals for Scientific Purposes Arabic
RD 21-2017 Animal Welfare Law Arabic
 MD 64-2017 Regulating the Turtle Sanctuary
 MD 65-2017 Regulations on Logging and Charcoal


Marine, Beaches, & Coastlines

Description Arabic English
RD 34-74 Marine Pollution Control Law  Arabic  English
RD 30/1/74 IMO Convention 48
RD 44-77 Amending Article 6 Section 3 of RD on Territorial Waters, Continental Shelf and Areas Prohibited for Fishing in Oman  Arabic  English
RD 23-78 Authorization to Sign Kuwait Regional Convention on the Protection of Marine Environment from Pollution and its Protocols  Arabic  English
RD 8-79 Sanctioning the Kuwait Regional Convention on Protection of Marine Environment from Pollution  Arabic  English
RD 15-81 Territorial Sea, Continental Shelf and Exclusive Economic Zone  Arabic  English
RD 25-81 Sanctioning the Accession of the Sultanate to the International Convention on Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973  Arabic  English
RD 26-81 Sanctioning the Accession of Oman to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and other Matter  Arabic
RD 35-81 Issuing Marine Law  Arabic  English
RD 53-81 Issuing the Law on Sea Fishing and Protection of the Marine Biological Wealth  Arabic
RD 98-81 Law Regulating Navigation in Territorial Waters
MD 3-82 Issuing of Executive Regulations on Fishing and Protection of Marine Wealth Amended by MD 1686 and 23-89
MD 7-84 Dumping of Liquid Waste into Marine Environment by MD 159-2005 Arabic
RD 93-85 Establishment of Oman Company for Marine Pollution Protection Arabic
RD 12-93 Amendment of Marine Law
RD 59-93 Amendment of Some Laws on Fishing and Protection of Marine Wealth  Arabic
RD 57-94 Oman’s Ratification of Two Protocols Related to Environmental Protection (1992 Protocol to the International Convention of 1972 on the Establishment of International Fund for Compensation of Oil Pollution Damage)
RD 102-97 IMO Amendments 93
RD 39-208 Oil Preparedness, Response and Cooperation, 1990
RD 66-90 Accession of Oman to the Convention on Preventing Illegal Acts against Marine Navigation Safety and Protocol on Preventing Illegal Acts Against Safety of Existing Fixed Platforms in the Continental Shelf
MD 20-90 Coastal Setbacks Arabic English
RD 30-91 Approval of Accession of Oman to the International Agreement on Rescue of 1989
RD 36-91 Oman Accession to Some Protocols Related to Marine Environment
MD 4-91 Sharing Responsibilities towards Implementing Marine Pollution Protocol Arabic
RD 77-96 Accession of the Sultanate to the Agreement on Implementing Section 11 of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, 1982
RD 102-97 Authorization to Sign the Supplementary Amendment to the International Maritime Organization Convention  Arabic  English
MD 42-98 Amending the Implementing Regulations of Law on Marine Fishing and Protection of Living Aquatic Resources Arabic
MD 121-98 Terms & Conditions of Commercial Fishing Vessels Equipped for Preservation and Handling of Fish and Their Products Arabic
MD 7-2001 Controls Governing the Manufacturing, Sale, Purchase and Import of Fishing Boats and Vessels
MD 16-2001 Resolution Amending the Implementation Regulations on the Law of Marine Fishing and Protection of Aquatic Resources Arabic
MD 7-2004 Concerning the Ban on Fishing and Construction of Artificial Reefs in Areas of Artificial Reefs Belonging to the Ministry Arabic
MD 29-2004 Regulations on Terms & Conditions and Specifications of Vehicles Transporting and Marketing Living Aquatic Wealth Arabic
MD 39-2004 Marine Environment Management By Laws Arabic English
MD 55-2004 Issuing Regulations Managing the Establishment of Artificial Reefs (Alshuduud)  Arabic
MD 159-2005 Promulgating the By Laws to Discharge Liquid Waste in the Marine Environment  Arabic  English
MD 40-2009 Issuing Regulations for Controlling Diving in the Marine Environment Outside the Parameters of Marine Protected Areas  Arabic English
MD 241-2012 Amending Some Provisions of the Implementing Regulation of the Law on Marine Fishing and Protection of Living Aquatic Resources  Arabic
MD 102-2014 Amending Some Provisions of Aquaculture Regulation and Related Quality Control Arabic
MD 270-2015 Amending Some Provisions of RD 53-81 on Fishing and Protection of Living Aquatic Wealth Arabic
RD 39-2017 Regulation and Protection of Aflaj Sites on World Heritage List Arabic
RD 20-2019 Law on Aquatic Living Wealth Arabic


Oil & Gas

RD 8-2011 Oil and Gas Law  English
MD 2-90 Issuing the Regulation for Registration of Existing Wells and New Well Permit  Arabic  English
RD 2-99 Defining the Inviolable Areas Alongside Oil & Gas Pipelines Arabic
RD 3-99 Determining the Public Utility Status of the Oil & Gas Pipeline Arabic
MD 14-2012 Issuing a Chart of Regulations for Investigating Wells and Burning Petroleum Materials and Emissions of Natural Gas and Condensate Arabic


Soils, Geology & Mining

MD 200-2000 Issuing Regulations for Crushers, Quarries and Transport of Sand from Coasts, Beaches, and Wadis  Arabic  English
RD 27-2003 Mining Law Arabic English
MD 5-87 Exports of Stones and Other Minerals Arabic
MD 4-87 Issuance of Quarries and Mines Licenses Arabic
RD 109-2000 Control of Precious Metals Law Arabic
RD 49-2014 Establishment of Public Authority for Mining Arabic
 RD 19-2019 Mineral Wealth Law Arabic


Agriculture

RD 10-97 Ratification of the Global Plan of Action for the Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture  Arabic  English
RD 31-98 Regulation for Agriculture Resources Protection  Arabic  English
RD 91-2000 Law of Agriculture Quarantine  Arabic  English
RD 92-2000 Promulgating the Law on the Protection of New Plant Varieties  Arabic  English
RD 116-2001 Amending the Regulation on the Protection of Agricultural Resources Arabic English
RD 57-2004 International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture Arabic English
MD 31-2009 Declaring Areas of Agricultural Quarantine Arabic English


Water Resources

RD 76-77 Issuing Water Resources Development Law  Arabic  English
RD 82-88 Considering Water Stock as National Wealth  Arabic  English
MD 8-84 Discharge of Industrial Water into Public Wastewater Networks Arabic
MD 6-86 Forming a Committee to Specify Priority Regions for Comprehensive Procedures of Assessment to Protect Wells and Aflaj from Pollution Arabic English
MD 40-88 Well field Protection Zones in Wadi Uday Arabic
MD 45-88 Well Field Protection Zones in Salalah Arabic
RD 82-88 Considering Water Stock as National Wealth
MD 2-90 Issuing the Regulation for Regulation of Existing Wells and New Well Permit Arabic English
MD 243-97 Organizing the Use of Desalination Units on Wells English
MD 192-2000 Determination of the Dhahira Region Water Supply Wellfield Protection Zones Arabic English
MD 263-2000 Amending the Regulations on the Use of Desalination Units on Wells Arabic English
MD 264-2000 Regulations on Wells and Aflaj Arabic English
RD 29-2000 Water Wealth Protection Act  Arabic  English
RD 192-2000 Establishing the Water Supply Well Field Protection Zone in Dhahira Region  Arabic  English
MD 196-2000 Dhofar Governorate Water Supply Wellfield Protection Zones  English
RD 115-2001 The Law of Protection of Sources of Potable Water from Pollution Arabic English
MD 193-2001 Establishing the Water Supply Well Field Protection Zone in Al Batinah Region  Arabic  English
MD 194-2001 A’Sharqiyah Governorate Water Supply Wellfield Protection Zones  English
MD 195-2001 Al Wusta Governorate Water Supply Wellfield Protection Zones  Arabic  English
MD 197-2001 Musandam Governorate Water Supply Wellfield Protection Zones  English
RD 309-2001 Muscat Governorate Water Supply Wellfield Protection Zones Arabic
MD 230-2005 Amending Some of the Terms of the MD 194-2001 on Determination of A’Sharqiyah Region Water Supply Wellfield Protection Zones English
MD 3-2009 Issuing the Regulation on Wells and Springs Arabic


Waste

MD 7-84 Dumping of Liquid Waste into Marine Environment by MD 159-2005  Arabic  English
MD 5-86 Regulations for External Building Drainage / Wastewater Networks English
MD 17-93 Management of Non-Hazardous Waste  Arabic  English
MD 18-93 Management of Hazardous Waste  Arabic  English
MD 145-93 Wastewater Reuse and Discharge  Arabic  English
MD 421-98 Regulations for Septic Tanks, Soakaway Pits and Holding Tanks English
MD 55-2002 Amendment of Regulations for Wastewater Reuse  Arabic
MD 56-2002 Amendment of Regulation on MD 18-93  Arabic
MD 57-2002 Amendment of Regulation on MD 17-93 Arabic
RD 20-2015 Unified Anti-Dumping Law and Compensatory and Preventive Measures for the GCC States Arabic
MD 10-2017 Amending Some Provisions of the Hazardous Waste Management Regulations Arabic
MD 12-2017 Amending Some Provisions of the Hazardous Wastewater Reuses and Discharge Regulations Arabic


Chemicals and Other Hazardous Substances

Description Arabic English
MD 82-1977 Concerning Use of Explosives in the Sultanate and Its Amendments  Arabic
RD 46-95 Law of Handling and Use of Chemicals  Arabic  English
MD 167-92 Establishing Committee for the Safe and Sound Management of Chemicals
RD 21-97 Implementation of the Convention on Prohibition of the Production, Storage and Use of Chemical Weapons and their Destruction  Arabic  English
MD 248-97 Registration of Hazardous Chemical Substances and the Relevant Permits  Arabic  English
MD 249-97 Control and Management of Radioactive Materials  Arabic  English
MD 248-97 Issuing Regulations for the Registration of Hazardous Chemical Substances and the Relevant Permits  Arabic  English
MD 249-97 Regulation on Control and Management of Radioactive Substances  Arabic  English
RD 81-99 Oman Accession to Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent Practices for Certain Hazardous Chemicals  Arabic  English
MD 20-99 Issuing Permits to Handle Chemical Substances  Arabic
MD 21-99 Importing, Moving, Storing and Using Radioactive Substances
Amended by MD 81-2002
 Arabic
MD 68-2000 Amending the Regulations for the Registration of Chemicals and Permits  Arabic  English
MD 317-2001 Terms and Conditions for Packing, Packaging and Labeling of Hazardous Chemicals  Arabic  English
MD 37-2001 Issuing the Regulation on Control and Management of ODS  English
MD 316-2001 Banning the Use of Some Hazardous Chemical Substances  Arabic  English
RD 88-2002 Sanctioning Decision No. 3/1 Approved by Parties Conference of Basel Convention on Control of the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous and Other Waste and Their Disposal  Arabic  English
MD 75-2002 Forming a New Permanent Committee on Chemical Substances  Arabic  English
MD 281-2003 Regulations for the Control and Management of Radioactive Materials  Arabic  English
RD 117-2004 Ratification of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)  Arabic  English
RD 64-2006 Issuing a Law for Pesticides  Arabic  English
MD 79-2006 Regulating the Underground Storage Tanks of Hydrocarbons and Hazardous Materials Arabic
MD 25-2009 Regulations for Organization of Handling and Use of Chemicals  Arabic  English
 MD 41-2012 Rules for the Pesticide Law  Arabic
 MD 14-2017 Determining Fees for Obtaining Chemicals Handling Permit  Arabic


Climate Affairs

MD 18-2012 Issuing Regulations for the Climate Affairs Management  Arabic  English
MD 37-2001 Issuing the Regulation on Control and Management of ODS  Arabic  English
MD 243-2005 Regulation for the Control and Management of ODS  Arabic  English
MD 117-2013 Guidelines for the Preparation of Climate Affairs Chapter in the Environmental Impact Assessment Study for the Projects (2013)  Arabic  English
Form No. 1 Guidelines for the Preparation of Climate Affairs Chapter English
Form No. 2 Guidelines for the Preparation of Climate Affairs Chapter English
MD 35-2013 Regulations for the Approval of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Projects under the Kyoto Protocol  Arabic  English
MD 107-2013 Protection of Ozone Layer  Arabic  English
MD 20-2016 Regulations for the Management of Climate Affairs Arabic English


Air

Description Arabic English
MD 118-2004 Regulations for Air Pollution Control from Stationary Sources  Arabic  English
Guideline No. 22 Regarding Environmental Conditions for Refineries  Arabic  English
MD 41-2017 Issuing Ambient Air Regulations  Arabic

 Noise

MD 79-94 Regulations for Noise Pollution Control in Public Environment  Arabic  English
MD 80-94 Regulations for Noise Pollution Control in Working Environment  Arabic  English


 Health & Safety

RD 73-92 Law of Fighting Infectious Diseases  English
MD 286-2008 Occupational Safety Health & Safety Framework  English
MD 322-2011 Regulating Occupational Health & Safety in Organizations  English
Local Ordinance No. 1-2006 Public Health Protection  Arabic  English
MD 2-2010 Issuing Regulations on Food Safety Arabic


Tourism

RD 12-2006 Rules of Non-Omanis Ownership of Real Estate in Integrated Tourism Complexes  English
RD 65-2007 Amending Some Provisions of the System of Rules of Non-Omanis Ownership of Real Estate in Integrated Tourism Complexes issued by RD 12-2006  English
RD 33-2002 Executive Regulations of the Tourism Law  Arabic  English
MD 191-2007 Issuing the Executive Regulations for Real Estate Ownership in Integrated Tourism Complexes Act English


Heritage and Culture

Description Arabic English
RD 53-75 Regarding the Department of Collection of Omani Heritage Arabic
RD 6-80 Heritage Protection  Arabic  English
Regulations on Museums and Heritage Homes  Arabic


Housing, Zoning, & Buildings

RD 5-80 Promulgating the Lands Law Arabic
RD 5-81 To Organize Usufruct Over the Sultanate’s Lands English
RD 88-82 To Endorse the Executive Regulation of the Law Regarding Organization of Usufruct over the Sultanate’s Lands English
RD 48-89 To Promulgate Apartments and Levels Ownership Act  English
RD 2-98 To Promulgate the Property Registry Act English
MD 29-99 To Issue the Executive Regulation of the Property Registry Act Promulgated under Royal Decree No. 2/98 English
RD 21-2004 Regulating Ownership of Real Estate by GCC Citizen in the Member States English
RD 12-2006 To Promulgate the Real Estate Ownership Act in the Integrated Tourism Complexes English
RD 9-2007 Wave Project English
RD 65-2007 Amending Some Provisions of the System of Rules of Non-Omanis Ownership by Real Estate in Integrated Tourism Complexes Issued by RD 12-2006  English
MD 4-2008 Regarding the Allocation of Government Lands to the Government Sector and Public Utilities English
MD 69-2008 Granting Agricultural Lands in the Border Area of Al Buraimi Governorate English
RD 37-2010 Social Housing Law  English
MD 114-2010 Rules of Allocating Government Lands for Public Halls English
MD 5-2011 Regarding Commercial or Residential Commercial or Industrial Land Ownership English
MD 6-2011 Issuing the Executive Regulations of the Social Housing Law English
MD 49-2011 On Reducing the Prices of Government Lands English
MD 43-2012 Organizing Areal Extensions and Increases English
MD 53-2013 The Issuance of the Regulations for Land Planning Controls English
MD 115-2012  Amending Some of the Executive Regulations of the Social Housing Law English
MD 65-2011 Amending Some of the Executive Regulations of the Social Housing Law English
MD 15-2013 Allocation of Government Lands for Government Sector and Public Utilities English
MD 46-2013 Controls and the Bases of Restitution for Properties Affected by the Coastal Road Project in the Governorates of North and South Batinah English
MD 79-2013 Establishment of Special Economic Zone of Duqm  Arabic
MD 104-2013 Determining the Fees of Changing the Use of Agricultural Lands to Other Uses English
MD 92-2014 Determining the Rental Value of Lands Allocated for the Use of Aquaculture Projects English
Executive Regulation of the Apartments, Levels and Shops Ownership Act Issued under Ministerial Resolution No. 50/89 English
 MD 10-2017 Regulations on the Use of Agricultural Lands  Arabic


 Permits, Licenses and Guidelines

MD 2-90 Issuing the Regulation for Registration of Existing Wells and New Well Permit  Arabic  English
MD 209-95 Obligating Industrial and Commercial Organizations  Arabic  English
MD 187-2001 Organizing the Issuance of Environmental Approval  Arabic  English
MD 68-2004 Modification of MD 187-2001  Arabic
Guidelines for Obtaining Permits to Establish Commercial and Industrial Projects Relating to Water Wells English
MD 48-2017 Regulations for Organizing Environmental Permitting  Arabic  English


Acceded Conventions and Protocols

RD 30/1/1974 IMO Convention 48  Arabic  English
RD 102-97 IMO Amendments 93  Arabic  English
RD 25-81 MARPOL 73/778 (Annexes I/II)  Arabic  English
RD 57-94 MARPOL 73/78 (Annex III/IV)  Arabic  English
RD 73/78 (Annex V)  Arabic  English
RD 26-81 London Dumping Convention 72  Arabic  English
RD 92-84 International Convention Relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Oil Pollution Casualties, 1969, and its Protocol of 1973  Arabic
RD 93-84 International Convention for Oil Pollution Damage, 1969 and its Protocol of 1976  Arabic  English
RD 94-84 International Convention on the Establishment of International Fund for Compensation of Oil Pollution Damage, 1971  Arabic  English
RD 57-94 1992 Protocol to the Establishment of International Fund for Compensation of Oil Pollution Damage, 1971  Arabic  English
RD 39-208 Oil Preparedness, Response and Cooperation, 1990  Arabic  English
RD 55-2002 Approval of Cartegna Protocol on Biological Safety Related to Biodiversity Convention Arabic English


Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Description English
1948 Convention on the National Maritime Organization  English
1971 International Convention on the Establishment of International Fund for Compensation of Oil Pollution Damage  English
1992 Protocol to the International Convention of 1972 on the Establishment of International Fund for Compensation of Oil Pollution Damage (MARPOL 73/78, Annexes 1 to IV)  English
Amendment of Montreal 1997 and Beijing 1999 of Montreal Protocol on Ozone Layer and Substances that Deplete It  English
Amendment to the International Convention on Protecting Plants  English
Cartegena Protocol on Biological Safety Related to Biodiversity Convention  English
Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and other Matter  English
International Convention of 1969 on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage and its Protocols of 1976  English
International Convention of 1969 relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Causes of Oil Pollution Casualties and its Protocol of 1973  English
International Convention on Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973  English
International Marine Organization for Satellite (INMARSAT)  English
Kuwait Regional Convention on Protection of Marine Environment from Pollution  English
Kuwait Regional Convention on the Protection of Marine Environment from Pollution and its Protocols  English
Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change  English
London Dumping Convention 72  English
MARPOL 73/78 (Annex V)  English
Oil Preparedness, Response and Cooperation, 1990  English
Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent Practices for Certain Hazardous Chemicals  English
Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)  English
Two International Conventions for Rules Preventing Collision at Sea and Safety of Life at Sea  English
UN Convention on Combating Desertification in Hot and Dry Countries, Especially Africa  English
UN Industrial Development Organization Charter (UNIDO)  English
Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer  English


Institutions and Government Agencies

Description

Arabic

English

RD 45-75 Establishing the Water Resources Council Arabic
RD 14-76 Changing the Title of the “Ministry of Omani Heritage” Arabic
RD 14-79 Establishment of Public Authority for Environment Protection and Prevention of Pollution  Arabic  English
RD 68-79 Establishment of the Council for Conservation of the Environment and Prevention of Pollution  Arabic
RD 18-81 Establishing Environmental Affairs Department Arabic
RD 45-84 Establishment of Ministry of Environment and Appointing a Minister for it  Arabic  English
RD 46-84 Amendment of Some Provisions of RD 68/70 to Establish Environment Protection and Pollution Control Council  Arabic  English
RD 47-84 Identification of Ministry of Environment Responsibilities  Arabic  English
RD 48-84 Establishment of Environment and Development Planning Committee – Southern Region  Arabic  English
RD 27-85 Establishing a Council for Conservation of Environmental Prevention and Pollution Arabic
RD 58-85 Re-establishing Council for Conservation of Environmental Prevention and Pollution Arabic
RD 93-85 Establishment of Oman Company for Marine Pollution Protection Arabic
MD 6-86 Forming a Committee to Specify Priority Regions for Comprehensive Procedures of Assessment to Protect Wells and Aflaj from Pollution Arabic
RD 43-86 Transferring of Water Resources Public Authority to Environment, Protection and Pollution Control Council Arabic
RD 91-86 Identification of Environment Protection and Water Resources Council Responsibilities and Approval of its Organizational Structure  Arabic
RD 92-86 Identification of Ministry of Environment and Water Resources Responsibilities and Approval of its Organizational Structure  Arabic
RD 17-87 Appointing of Minister of Environment and Water Resources as a Member of a High Committee of Towns Planning  Arabic
RD 26-87 Appointing Minister of Housing as a member of the Committee of Development and Environment Planning in Southern Region  Arabic  English
RD 32-88 Establishment of Contingency National Committee  Arabic  English
RD 57-88 Sanctioning the Amendment to INMARSAT Chapter and its Operation Convention  Arabic  English
RD 73-88 Amendment of RD 32-88 on Establishment of Emergency National Committee  Arabic  English
RD 47-89 Establishing National Committee on the Use of Al Batinah Water  Arabic  English
RD 100-1989 Establishment of the Ministry of Water Resources and Designation of Duties and Responsibilities Arabic English
RD 11-1990 Establishment of the Ministry of Environment and Amending its Organizational Structure  Arabic  English
RD 20-1991 Amendment to the Formation of a National Committee for Natural Disasters  Arabic  English
MD 247-92 Establishing a Body to Monitor Environment Violation Arabic English
MD 910-96 Forming a Permanent Committee on Chemical Substances  Arabic  English
MD 426-97 Establishing of Committee to Monitor the Implementation of Chemical Weapons Convention at the National Level  Arabic  English
RD 75-99 Amendment of Law of Civil Defence – Changing the Name of the Committee for Natural Disaster to the National Committee for Civil Defence Arabic English
RD 96-2000 Issuing the Law Regulating the Regional Municipalities English
MD 135-2003 Re-establishing of Committee for the Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention at the National Level  Arabic  English
RD 6-2006 Establishment of the Oman Botanic Garden Arabic
RD 55-2006 Defining the Responsibilities and Duties of the Ministry of Regional Municipalities, Environment and Water Resources and Appointing its Organizational Structure Arabic
RD 90-2007 Establishment of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs Arabic
RD 46-2009 Establishment of be’ah English
MD 18-2012 Issuing a Board for Managing Climate Affairs  Arabic
RD 38-2015 Muscat Municipality  Arabic


 Local Ordinances 

Description

Arabic

English
LO 21-90 Determining Colors that Distinguish Water Transportation Vehicles  English
LO 24-91 Breeding Animals in the Limits and Boundaries of Muscat Municipality  English
LO 23-92 Building Regulation for Muscat  English
LO 35-98 Concerning the Amendment of the LO 24-91  English
LO 1-2006 Regarding the Protection of Public Health  English
Fire Safety Requirements Part 1 – Buildings Fire Prevention and Protection Requirements  English
Fire Safety Requirements Part 3 – Transport, Storage, Handling and Installations of Liquefied Petroleum Gas  English
Fire Safety Requirements Part 5 – Water Supplies for Fire Fighting  English


Omani Standards

Description

Arabic

English
 OS 8-2012 Unbottled Drinking Water Standard English
 OS 189-1989 Drinking Water Sampling English


 Government / Ministry Reports and Publications


MECA Permits Application Forms and Guidance Notes

  • Application for Environmental Permit
  • Application Form for Permit to Import/Use Radioactive Materials
  • Application Form for Desalination Reject Water Discharge License
  • Hazardous Chemical Registration Form
  • Form of Application for Hazardous Waste License
  • Guidance Notes on Environmental Reporting 
  • Guidance Notes on Incidents and Unforeseen Events 

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