Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Environmental Legislation Associated with Development of Industrial Building

Pollution Control

The Environmental Protection and Management Act (EPMA) & Regulations provide for and
regulate the installation, operation and maintenance of the industrial plant and pollution
control facilities. It also regulates the limits for emission of air impurities into atmosphere,
discharge of wastewater into watercourse and the factory boundary noise. The EPMA
requires a Clearance Certificate to be obtained before the commencement of any industrial
plant work and a Compliance Certificate to be obtained after satisfactory completion of any
industrial plant work.

Environmental Health


The Environmental Public Health Act and Regulations provides for and regulates the
installation, operation and maintenance of the solid waste management facilities in
developments.

Sewerage

The Sewerage and Drainage Act (SDA) provides for and regulates the construction,
maintenance and improvement of sewerage system. It also regulates the discharge of
sewage and trade effluent and for matters connected therewith.

The Sewerage and Drainage Act requires:
a) Clearance Certificate to be obtained before the commencement of any sewerage
and sanitary works
b) Compliance Certificate to be obtained upon satisfactory completion of any sewerage
and sanitary works
c) Approval to be obtained before carrying out any building/structure works, piling
works or temporary structure works over, across or adjacent to any sewer or
sewerage system
d) Approval to be obtained before the discharge of any trade effluent into public
sewers

Drainage

The construction, maintenance, improvement and safeguard of land drainage systems are
regulated under Sewerage and Drainage Act (SDA) and the Sewerage and Drainage (Surface
Water Drainage).

Environment Control
 
The Sewerage and Drainage Act requires:
a) Clearance Certificate to be obtained before the commencement of any storm water
drainage works, or to erect or place any structures or object in, above or across any
drain or drainage reserve
b) Compliance Certificate to be obtained upon satisfactory completion of any storm
water drainage works, erection or placement of any structures or object in, above or
across any drain or drainage reserve
c) Approval to be obtained before carrying out any temporary structure works/services
over, across or adjacent to any drain or storm water drainage system
d) Approval to be obtained before construction of any works for taking or intercepting
water from any place or sea, within the territorial limits of Singapore
Who are the parties involved?
a) Developer appoints a process consultant or Qualified Persons (QP- Registered
Architect or Professional Engineer) to prepare and submit the necessary applications
to obtain Industrial Allocation clearance, Development Control clearance, Building
Plan clearance certificates, Temporary Occupation Permit clearance and Certificate
for Statutory Completion clearance (Compliance Certificate)
b) QP shall also supervise, inspect the building works and certify completion of building
works in accordance to the environmental codes

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