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First Schedule "Prescribed Activities" (Articles 2, 3 & 6)First Schedule "Prescribed Activities" (Articles 2, 3 & 6)

1. AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT:
(i) Development of agricultural estates or plantations of an area exceeding 500 hectares-
    (a) from land under secondary or primary forests, or
    (b) which would involve the resettlement of more than 100 families; or
    (c) which would involve modification in the use of the land.
(ii) Conversion of mangrove swamps into agricultural estate having area exceeding 50 hectares.

2. LOGGING:
(i) Extraction or felling of timber from any area exceeding 500 hectares which have previously been logged or in respect of which coupes have previously been declared to have been closed by the Director of Forests under the previsions of the Forest Ordinance (Cap. 126 (1958 Ed.)).
(ii) Extraction or felling of any timber within any area declared to be a water catchment area under section 8 of the Water Ordinance, 1994 (Cap. 13).

3. DEVELOPMENT OF COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL AND HOUSING ESTATES: [Amendment, Swk. LN 61, 19 October 1995]
(i) Development of commercial or housing estates of an area exceeding 10 hectares. [Amendment, Swk. L.N. 16, 29 May 1997]
(ii) Development of industrial estates with factories to accommodate medium or heavy industries.
(iii) Conversion of mangrove swamps into industrial, commercial or housing estate exceeding 10 hectares in area. [Amendment, Swk. L.N. 16, 29 May 1997]
(iv) Reclamation of land, whether by the sea or along river banks, for housing, commercial or industrial estates.

4. ACTIVITIES WHICH MAY POLLUTE INLAND WATER OR AFFECT SOURCES OF WATER SUPPLY:
(i) Development of groundwater with a supply capacity of 4500 cubic metres per day.
(ii) Construction of dams, artificial lakes or reservoirs with a surface area of 50 hectares for impounding of water.
(iii) Irrigation schemes covering an area exceeding 1000 hectares.
(iv) Creation of lakes, ponds or reservoirs for the rearing of fish or prawns exceeding 50 hectares in area.
(v) Mining, pursuant to any Mining Lease, Certificate or Licence issued under the Mining Ordinance, (Cap. 83 (1958 Ed.)), covering areas exceeding 50 hectares or where mining involves the use of chemicals (including explosives) of any nature.
(vi) Diversion of watercourses, streams or rivers or the excavation of sand and other rock materials therefrom.

5. FISHERIES AND ACTIVITIES WHICH MAY ENDANGER MARINE OR AQUATIC LIFE, PLANTS IN INLAND WATERS OR EROSION OF RIVER BANKS:
Fish culture and other forms of fishing on a commercial scale which involve the setting up of fishing appliances and equipment in the rivers or water courses.

6. EXTRATION AND REMOVAL OF ROCK MATERIALS AND MINING: [Amendment,Swk. LN 61, 19 October 1995]
(i) Quarrying of aggregate, limestone, silica, quartzite, sandstone, sand, marble and stones which may cause damage or have an adverse impact on fragile ecosystem.
(ii) Open cast mining or prospecting for minerals or any form of mining for minerals which is likely to affect the landscape of the mining area so as to require rehabilitation thereof upon the cessation of mining activities.

6A. FACILITIES FOR DISPOSAL AND TREATMENT OF WASTE: [Amendment, Swk. L.N. 35, 4 Nov. 2004]
(i) The development of Landfill for municipal wastes or any site or area used or to be used for the storage, disposal, treatment, recycling or decomposition of municipal solid wastes.
(ii) The establishment or construction of any plant or facility for the storage and treatment of municipal sewage or waste water.

7. ANY OTHER ACTIVITIES WHICH MAY DAMAGE OR HAVE AN ADVERSE IMPACT ON QUALITY OF ENVIRONMENT OR NATURAL RESOURCES OF THE STATE INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING:
(i) Construction of :- [Amendment, Swk. LN 16, 29 May 1997]
(a) parks and recreational facilities or resorts;
(b) building exceeding 4 storeys high for residential purpose; and
(c) building for commercial or other purposes on hill with slopes of 20 degrees or more.
(ii) Establishment of golf courses.
(iii) Construction of port facilities (including warehouses, godowns), container yards and cargo storage facilities) along any of the rivers gazetted under section 11 of the Sarawak Rivers Ordinance, 1993 (Cap. 4).
(iv) Development of resort facilities in areas within the fore shores of Sarawak.
(v) Creation of parks and recreational facilities having an area exceeding 50 hectares for commercial purposes.
(vi) Any development activity intended to be carried out within a water catchment area declared under section 8 of the Water Ordinance, 1994 (Cap. 13).
(vii) Construction of roads through settlements, peatswamp, beachfront, mangrove or hillslopes of 20 degrees or more.[Amendment, Swk. LN 61, 19 October 1995]
(viii) Extraction and removal of earth or clay from an area exceeding 10 hectares and within 3 kilometres of any housing, commercial or industrial area or any area which has been approved for housing, commercial or industrial development. [Amendment, Swk. LN 61, 19 October 1995]
(ix) The establishment of a planted forest under the Forest Ordinance (Cap. 126) (1958 Ed.) [Amendment, Swk. LN 16, 29 May 1997]
(x) The clearing of vegetation on any land or the breaking up of any land for any purpose of an area exceeding 50 hectares. [Amendment, Swk. LN 16, 29 May 1997]