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 Regulations for the Protection of the Air

Regulations No. (28) of 2005
 Regulations for the Protection of the Air
Issued by Virtue of Subparagraph 4 of Paragraph A of Article 23 of the
Environmental Protection Law No. (1) of 2003

 

 

 

 

Article 1

 

 

These Regulations shall be cited as Regulations for the Protection of the Air of 2005 and shall be effective as of the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.


Article 2

A. The following terms and expressions wherever appearing herein, shall have the meanings assigned to them hereunder unless the context provides otherwise:
 

The Law The Environmental Protection Law in force.
The Ministry The Ministry of the Environment.
The Minister The Minister of the Environment.
The Secretary General The Secretary General of the Ministry
Facility The location of a project and the operations thereof, including land, buildings, equipment and infrastructure services, and otherwise.
Air Pollutants Any material that enters the air or the atmosphere and leads to a change in their natural characteristics in such quantities as to harm human, animal or plant life or soil or water.
Medical Waste Waste resulting from the healthcare institutions whether resulting from diagnosis, treatment or research activities. 
Technical Standards A document which sets out the characteristics of a service or product, methods of production and management systems, and it may also include the technical terms, symbols, data, packaging and placement of marks, and the requirements of the specifications list applicable to the products or which is limited to any of them, and with which compliance shall be compulsory.

 

B. The definitions of the terms appearing in the Environmental Protection Law in force shall apply herein.

Article 3

 

 

The Facility shall be obligated, when conducting its activities, to guarantee that there is no emission or leakage of Air Pollutants at a level that exceeds the maximum permissible level in accordance the Technical Standards.


 

 

Article 4

 

 

A. The Ministry shall classify the facilities from which the Air Pollutants are emitted according to the type and quantity of the emitted pollutants and their effect on the Environment and public health, and shall also determine the areas subject to air pollution and the required monitoring programs, and the necessary procedures to control or prevent environmental damage.
B. The Minister, upon the recommendation of the Secretary General, and after conducting the classification referred to in Paragraph A hereof, may obligate the established facility to the following:
1. To install apparatuses and equipment necessary to guarantee the reduction of the emission of the Air Pollutants so as not to exceed the maximum permissible levels according to the Technical Standards appearing in Annex (1) hereof.
2. To provide the Ministry with regular reports setting out the results of monitoring of Pollutants produced by the Facility itself or in cooperation with any other entity.
3. To set up a plan to handle emergency situations in which Pollutants are leaked.


 

 

Article 5

 

 

A. The Minister, upon the recommendation of the Secretary General, shall form a technical committee consisting of experts from the Ministry and concerned entities, that shall identify those Facilities in existence at the time of the coming into force of these Regulations, and that must realign to become in compliance with the provisions hereof within the period set by it, provided that such period does not exceed five years.
B. The management of each Facility identified pursuant to the provisions of Paragraph A hereof, shall submit a work plan showing the measures to be taken to realign within the period set by the Committee for this purpose. Otherwise, notice shall be sent to the Facility regarding the necessity of submitting the required work plan.
C. If after the notice, the Facility does not submit a work plan or does not meet its obligation to implement the work plan, the Minister, upon the recommendation of the technical committee, may shut down the Facility.


 

 

Article 6

 

 

The location of a project must be suitable for the activity of the Facility such that it does not exceed the maximum permissible Air Pollutant emissions, and in all cases, the total amount of Air Pollutants resulting from the aggregate Facilities in a given area must exceed the limits permitted in accordance with the Technical Standards.


 

 

Article 7

 

 

The Minister or any officer granted police powers by virtue the Law may shut down any activity or Facility that leads to polluting the air or the atmosphere in excess of the maximum permissible levels. This shutting down shall remain in force until the cause of such pollution is removed within the period set by virtue of notice addressed to the violator. Otherwise the Ministry shall remove the cause of the pollution at the expense of the violator, and shall levy an additional 25% of such expense as administrative costs.


 

 

Article 8

 

 

A. The Minister shall issue the instructions necessary to limit Air Pollutants resulting from vehicles, including conducting the technical testing thereof.
B. The entities concerned must comply with the instructions issued pursuant to the provisions of Paragraph A hereof.


 

 

Article 9

 

 

A. The use of materials such as spent mineral oils or the rubber tires and otherwise may not be utilized for the production of energy in all activities, if the resulting Air Pollutants exceed the maximum permissible levels pursuant to the set Technical Standards.
B. Any entity reusing the materials referred to in Paragraph A hereof shall take the measures necessary to guarantee their collection and transportation to their treatment location.
C. It is not permitted to burn Solid Waste or rubber tires or any other material outdoors causing Air Pollution exceeding the maximum levels permissible pursuant to the set Technical Standards.


 

 

Article 10

 

 

When designing the chimneys that serve the different activities, they must be of a design and height that guarantee the dispersion of Air Pollutants in a manner that does not affect the public health and Environment, and provided that the concentrations of the Pollutants emitted therefrom do not exceed the maximum levels permissible pursuant to the set Technical Standards.


 

 

Article 11

 

 

Public and semi-enclosed places must meet the ventilation methods appropriate to the size of the place and its capacity and the kind of activity practiced within, in a manner that guarantees air circulation and freshness, and appropriate air temperature, and in compliance with the Jordanian construction code.


 

 

Article 12

 

 

The Ministry, in cooperation and coordination with the Jordan Nuclear Energy Commission, shall take the necessary measures to ascertain the fulfillment of public safety conditions and requirements, radiation prevention, nuclear safety, protection of the Environment, and human health and property from pollution hazards and exposure to ionized radiation.


 

 

Article 13

 

 

A. The owner of a Facility shall conduct any study or carry out any monitoring program or environmental screening requested by the Ministry at his own expense to track Air Pollutants emitted by his Facility.
B. If the owner of a Facility, does not comply with the matter requested pursuant to the provisions of Paragraph A hereof, the Ministry shall conduct the study or carry out the program at the expense of the owner of the Facility, and shall levy an additional 25% of such expense as administrative costs.


 

 

Article 14

 

 

The Facility and anyone working therein may not utilize materials that deplete the ozone layer except pursuant to instructions issued for that purpose.


 

 

Article 15

 

 

The Minister shall issue the instructions necessary for the implementation of the provisions of these Regulations, including the meetings of the technical committee formed by virtue hereof and the manner in which it shall take decisions and make recommendations.

 22/ 2/ 2005