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Legal Watch Asia and Pacific January Update

Release Date:2019-02-15
From January 1st to December 31st, total 34 regulations were issued in Asia and Pacific, including Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.
 
01
Indonesia
 
Environment
Waste
-The Minister of Environment and Forestry's Regulations Regarding Licensing of Hazardous and Toxic Waste are Integrated with Environmental Permits
 
-The Minister of Environment and Forestry's Regulation on Guidelines for Restoring Land Contaminated with Hazardous and Toxic Waste
 
Water
- Minister of Environment and Forestry Regulation on Procedures for Licensing Disposal of Wastewater
02
Japan
Health and Safety
 
General Requirement
- Ministerial Ordinance to revise part of the Labor Standards Law Enforcement Regulations (Draft)
 
- Ministerial Ordinance to Amend Part of Occupational Safety and Health Rules
03
Singapore
 
 
Environment
General Requirement
- Prevention of Pollution of the Sea (Air) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2018
 
- Environmental Public Health (Amendment) Act 2018 (Commencement) Notification 2019
 
Air
- Environmental Protection and Management (Vehicular Emissions) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2018
Energy
 
General Requirement
- Energy Conservation (Fuel Economy and Vehicular Emissions Labelling) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2018 
 
 
Health and Safety
Special Equipment
- Building Maintenance and Strata Management (Lift, Escalator and Building Maintenance) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 
 
04
South Korea
Environment
 
Water
- Regulation on Drinking Water Quality Standards and Inspection (Ministry of Environment Decree No.792, Amended on 26 December 2018, Effective as of 1 January 2019)
 
Waste
- Enforcement Decree of the Act on the Promotion of Saving and Recycling of Resources (Presidential Decree No.29453, Amended on 31 December 2018, Effective as of 1 January 2019)
 
- Enforcement Rule of the Act on the Promotion of Saving and Recycling of Resources  (Ministry of Environment Decree No.798, Amended on 31 December 2018, Effective as of 1 January 2019)
 
Air
- Clean Air Conservation Act (Act No.16266, Amended on 15 January 2019, Effective as of 16 July 2019)
 
General Requirement
- Framework Act on Environmental Policy (Act No. 16267, Amended on 15 January 2019, Effective as of 16 July 2019)
 
 
Health and Safety
Chemical Management
- Chemicals Control Act (Act No.16084, Amended on 24 December 2018, Effective as of 25 June 2018)
 
- Enforcement Rule of the Act on the Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals (Ministry of Environment Decree No.790, Amended on 28 December 2018, Effective as of 1 January 2019)
 
General Requirement
- Enforcement Rule of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (Ministry of Employment and Labor Decree No.239, Amended on 31 December 2018, Effective as of 1 January 2019)
 
- Occupational Safety and Health Act (Act No.16272, Amended on 15 January 2019, Effective as of 16 January 2019)
 
- Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance Act (Act No. 16273, Amended on 15 January 2019, Effective as of 16 July 2019)
05
Taiwan
Environment
 
Water
- Taiwan Enhances Management on Waste Water Discharge
 
Air
- Taiwan Enhances Management on Greenhouse Gases
 
- Taiwan Enhances Management on VOCs
 
-Taiwan Enhances Management on Air pollution
 
 
Health and Safety
Transportation Safety
- Taiwan Enhances Management on Road Transportation of Hazardous Chemicals
 
Chemical Management
- Taiwan Enhances Management on Toxic and Concerned Chemical Substances Management
06
Thailand 
 
 
Environment
Water
- Water Resources Act B.E. 2561
 
- Ministry of Public Health Announces on Determination of Eggs, Helminthes and E. Coli (Escherichia coli) and Sampling Methods and Detection of Helminthes and E. Coli (Escherichia coli) in Wastewater and Sludge through Sewage Disposal Systems B.E. 2561 (2562) 
 
- Ministry of Public Health Announces on Determination of Type, Size, Duration of Sludge Pumping and Standard Drainage Methods for Sewage Disposal Systems B.E. 2561 (2562) 
 
General Requirement
- The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Announces on Prescribing Type and Size of Project or Business having to Conduct EIA Report, including Criteria, Method, Practice, and Guideline of Performing EIA Report B.E.2562
 
-The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Announces on Prescribing on the Project or Activity that may Severely Affect Natural Resources, Environment Quality, Health, Quality of Life of People in the Community, must Prepare an EIA Report including Criteria, Method, Practice, and Guideline of Performing EIA Report B.E. 2562
 
- The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Announces on Prescribing to the Criteria and Methods for Preparing Environmental Impact Assessment Report which the Representative or Applicant must be Prepared when Receiving the Permit for Operation B.E. 2562
 
- Ministry of Industry Announces on the Determination of Eco-industrial City Areas and the Step to Support Factory Operations in Eco-industrial City Areas B.E. 2561 (2562) 
 
Waste
- Ministry of Public Health Announces on the Waste Transportation Document B.E. 2561 (2562) 

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