Project Title: Environmental Management Plan for Universiti Teknologi Petronas


Funder: Institute of Technology, Petronas Sdn. Bhd.


Duration:  September 1999 - August 2002




Environmental Management Plan (EMP) is an environmental requirement to minimize impact of development to the environment. This plan relates the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the development project to the policies of regulating bodies. The Environmental Management Plan also outlined actions to be taken to ensure proper environmental observations by all parties involved in the project. USM is the EMP consultant for the development project of Universiti Teknologi Petronas, thus was responsible to monitor the environmental adherence throughout the construction period until the project is handed over to the owner.



EMP ensures that the following impacts are minimized and control within the desirable limits and comply with all applicable standard and guidelines:

  • Soil erosion and sedimentation

  • Impact on water quality/pollution

  • Impact on air quality/pollution

  • Noise pollution

  • Impact on ecology

  • Impact from construction traffic


USM is responsible in preparing EMP report, conduct monitoring and auditing, conduct environmental training to contractors and site inspections throughout the construction period. The scope includes the following:

  • Preparing Environmental Management Plan (EMP) as a proper environmental approach during project implementation to conform with approved EIA report by DOE, EIA Conditionís Approval from DOE and related Authorities and Contract Specifications.

  • Review the mitigation and abatement measures proposed in the EIA report, and Erosion and Sediment Control Plan (ESCP) by contractors.

  • To set out a comprehensive program which forms the basis for implementing environment mitigation measures, environment monitoring and environment auditing of the construction works by the Contractor.

  • To ensure that the Contractor engaged by the Government comply with all applicable environmental standard and guidelines, legislative requirements, limit values and other relevant conditions related to the environments in the implementation of the project.

  • To specify a detailed environment monitoring and auditing program to ensure that the Contractor and all Sub-contractors comply with all stipulated requirements throughout the duration of the project.

  • To ensure all activities and operations of the Contractor are protected from any environmental impacts throughout the construction phase of the project. It shall also include but not limited to environmental monitoring, conservation and preservation and auditing activities.