Tala obliges companies to have domestic waste permits

PELAIHARI, South Kalimantan: Head of the Tanah Laut Housing, Settlement Area, and Environment Agency H Riyadi said starting in 2018 companies that have permission to environmental impact analyze (Amdal), environmental management efforts (UKL) and environmental monitoring efforts (UPL) must have a domestic waste permit Antaranews Kalsel reported.

“For companies that have been equipped with Amdal, UKL and UPL must still have domestic waste permits in accordance with the Regulation of the Minister of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia,” said H Riyadi, in Pelaihari, Monday.

According to him, with the enactment of the regulation, all companies in Tanah Laut (Tala), both in the fields of mining, plantations, food industry and others, are obliged to have domestic waste permits.

Large companies that currently operate in Tanah Laut have not obtained the domestic waste permit, he explained, among them, PT JBG, PT AI, PT WBA, PT I and others.

In connection with this, he said, the agency have coordinated with companies in the district. From the coordination, he said, the company responded positively and wanted to complete the new licensing that they must adhere to.

However, he continued, to follow up on the permit there are still obstacles that must be consulted with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry.

Based on the Regulation, if the company does not complete the permit, the assessment of environmental management will be low.

“By not being equipped with a domestic waste permit, the company is declared to be not compliant with environmental management,” he said.

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