Environmental standard for Soil and Groundwater has been established under Enhancement and Conservation of National Environmental Quality Act, B.E. 2535 (1992).

In 2016, Ministry of Industry established “Ministerial Regulation B.E. 2559 (2016): Soil and Groundwater Contamination Control in Factory Area” under Factory Act, B.E. 2535 (1992). The ministerial regulation and its subsidiary notification “Notification of Ministry of Industry: Criteria on contamination in soil and groundwater, the examination of soil and groundwater quality, information including making the report of the result of soil and groundwater quality examination B.E. 2559 (2016)” requires 12 types of industries to monitor concentration of contaminants in soil and groundwater and report testing results to Ministry of Industry periodically. In case the results exceeded the standard prescribed in the Notification, the factory shall make a technical plan to mitigate environmental impact or to remediate the site with investment cost estimation.

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Index of Thailand EHS

Framework of EHS laws and regulations in Thailand.

Category Theme
Overall Overview, Environmental Standards
Thailand, Organizations with Governing Environmental Regulations
Chemical Chemical Management
Waste Waste Management
Energy Energy Conservation
Water Water Management
Air Air Pollution Control
Soil Soil and Groundwater Management
Other Pollution Noise, Vibration, Odor
OSH Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Management
Environmental
Management
  • Initial Environmental Examination (IEE)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Environmental Health Impact Assessment (EHIA)
  • Environmental and Safety Assessment (ESA)
  • Risk Assessment
  • Environmental personnel
  • Reporting of pollutants released from a factory
  • License for Business Detrimental to Health, Thailand
Others