FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The Department of Environment (DOE) was initially established as the Environment Division under the Ministry of Local Government and Environment on 15 April 1975. The Environment Division was later placed under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment in March 1976. Based on the importance of conservation and preservation environment, on 1 September 1983, the Environment Division was upgraded to a full -fledged Department and known as the Department of Environment Malaysia. In March 2004 DOE was transferred under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. The establishment of this Department is based on the Environmental Quality Act, 1974 which was gazetted in March 1974 and came into force on 15 April 1975.
The main function of DOE is to prevent, eliminate, control pollution and improve the environment, in line with the purpose of the Environmental Quality Act 1974 and the regulations thereunder. DOE is also responsible for implementing resolutions decided through international conventions on the environment such as the Vienna Convention for the protection of the Ozone Layer1985, the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer 1987, the Basel Convention on the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Waste and their Disposal 1989 and others in addition to successful bilateral and multilateral cooperation programs between Indonesia, Singapore and other ASEAN countries on environmental management. The core services of the Department are performed by the divisions at the Headquarters and the State and Branch DOE offices. Refer to DOE core services for more information.
Environmental conservation for the well -being of the people.
Ensuring sustainable development in the process of developing the country.
There are 11 Divisions/Units under DOE Headquarters, namely:
- Administration & Finance Division
- Enforcement Division
- Hazardous Materials Section
- Air Division
- Water & Marine Division
- Valuation Division
- Strategic Communications Division
- Information Technology Division
- Malaysian Institute of Environment (EiMAS)
- Green Industry Unit
- Legal Unit
Complaints on environmental pollution can be made in writing, phone call or come to the relevant DOE State Offices. For information, the DOE Headquarters Operations Room, Putrajaya operates 24 hours. ”
Department of Environment
Ministry of Environment
Level 1 – 4, Podium 2 & 3, Wisma Sumber Asli
No.25, Persiaran Perdana, Precint 4
Federal Government Administrative Center
62574 Putrajaya, Malaysia.
Complaints Line: 03-8889 1972
Public Line (Obtaining information & Contacting DOE Staff)
Telephone: 03-8871 2000 / 2200
Fax: 03-8889 1973/75
- Office of the Director General of the Department of Environment
Fax: 03-8889 1036
- Office of the Deputy Director General (Operations) Department of Environment
Fax: 03-8889 4020
- Office of the Deputy Director General (Development) Department of Environment
Fax: 03-8889 1039