The Perak Department of Environment (DOE) conducted an operation (Ops Gerak) with the Royal Malaysian Police at km 19, Jalan Lumut – Ipoh, recently.
In a statement released by the DOE, it was informed that the operation was to enforce emission control from diesel-engined commercial vehicles.
According to the statement, the implementation is in accordance with the Environmental Quality (Control of Emissions from Diesel Engines) Regulations 1996.
“A total of 99 vehicles were screened through visual inspection and only 37 vehicles were tested using meters.
“Of that number, 10 compounds were issued to vehicle owners for the offense of emitting black smoke in excess of the limits allowed under the Environmental Quality (Control of Emissions from Diesel Engines) Regulations 1996,” the statement said.
A total of 11 notices were in accordance with the Retest Instructions under Section 48A, Environmental Quality Act 1974 to non-compliant vehicle owners.
Accordingly, vehicle owners were reminded to ensure their vehicles are in good condition and comply with the laws under the Environmental Quality Act 1974.