Pollution Control Department was established on April 4, 1992 under the Royal Decree on the Organizational Division of Pollution Control Department, Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment B.E. 2535 (1992), as result of the Enhancement and Conservation of the National Environmental Quality Act B.E. 2535 (1992). In the B.E. 2545 (2002) until present, Pollution Control Department has been transferred to the Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment, as a result of the Act on Organization of Ministries, Sub-Ministries and Departments, B.E. 2545 (2002).
1. Submit opinions for the formulation of national policy and plans for the promotion and conservation of environmental quality with respect to pollution control.
2. Make recommendations for the establishment of environmental quality standards and emission effluent standards.
3. Develop environmental quality management plans and measures to control, prevent and mitigate pollution.
4. Monitor environmental quality and prepare an annual report on the state of pollution.
5. Develop appropriate systems, methodologies, and technologies for the application in the management of solid waste, hazardous substance, water quality, air quality, noise level and vibration.
6. Coordinate and implement measures to rehabilitate and remedy damages caused by pollution in the contaminated area and environmental appraisals.
7. Provide assistance and advice on environmental management.
8. Cooperate with other countries and international organizations on environmental management.
9. Investigate public complaints on pollution.
10. Perform other functions on pollution control as specified by the Environment and Conservation of National Environmental Act. B.E. 2535 (1992) and other related laws.
11. Perform other functions as may be designed by law to be the responsibilities of the Department or by Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment or by the Cabinet.
To be an organization with society fully confidence in pollution management capability to protect our environment.
1. To develop an appropriate standards, tools and mechanism for pollution management in relation to economic, social and technological phenomenon.
2. To enhance staff’s capacity, information technology and innovation on pollution management.
3. To communicate, expand cooperation and strengthen stakeholder’s participation on pollution management.
4. To control, supervise and develop environmental laws regarding to pollution management.
5. To coordinate cooperation on pollution management with related organizations both national and international levels.
Accuracy, Fairness, Teamwork, Prompt Situation and Public Benefit.
1. To have better environment, partnership participation in pollution management and people satisfaction.
2. To be a high capability organization and a good governance administration.
PCD aims for environmental management within organization as the following:
1. Control, prevent, reduce and solve pollution problems from implementation activities.
2. Strictly comply in accordance with environmental laws, rules and requirements.
3. Utilize resources with efficiency and environmental friendly.
4. Promote good environment in workplace.
5. Review, improve and develop environmental management continually.
Compliance with the rules to reduce pollution for sustainable environmental management
“All PCD’s staffs work together, immediately and generously as well as develop alliance/network at work in order to access problem and response it to public”
Goals of working are as follows:
- Keep air quality within the standards
- Handle integrated waste management approach
- Reform wastewater management system
- Increase environmental management efficiency
There are 11 divisions in Pollution Control Department which are as follows:
is in charge of managing the general affairs of the department as well as providing assistance to the executive management. The office manages the treasury and procurement, human resources, public relations, transportation and mail management.
is in charge of all legal matters concerning the Enhancement and Conservation of National Environmental Quality Act. The division evaluates and develops pollution control laws, develops ministerial decrees, notifications and other regulations concerning the enhancement and conservation of national environment, drafts legal contracts and provides pollution control law training.
is in charge of pollution management policy and plan as well as evaluating, coordinating, establishing and monitoring the pollution control zones including providing recommendations on an implementation plan for the reduction and elimination of pollution in the pollution control zones. The division supports the local authorities in pollution management, provides recommendations in the application of economic and trade measures to prevent and resolve pollution problems. Thailand's state of pollution report is prepared and disseminated to public. Information system and pollution information communication network system are developed and updated. The division acts as the secretariat for the pollution control board as well as any other related committees or subcommittees. Coordinating and cooperating with other countries and international organizations on pollution manage is included.
is in charge of waste, hazardous substances and chemical management policies and plans, pollution aspect of the environmental quality management plan and emergency response plan. The bureau coordinates and works to control, resolve and remediate contaminated environment and limit the spread of waste and hazardous substances into the environment. Recommending standards, measures, criteria and methods to monitor and manage waste and hazardous materials are implemented. Responsibilities include formulating waste and hazardous materials section of the Thailand’s state of pollution report, developing system, criteria, code of practice and methods for preventing pollution. Coordinating with other countries and international organizations to manage waste and hazardous materials is concerned.
is in charge of water pollution management policies and plans, pollution aspect of environmental quality management plan, action plan for the reduction and elimination of water pollution and emergency response plan. The bureau coordinates and works to control, resolve and remediate contaminated water bodies and assess the damage of water pollution to the environment. Recommending standards, measures, criteria and methods to monitor and manage water pollution are implemented. Responsibilities include formulating water pollution section of the Thailand's state of pollution report, developing systems, criteria, code of practice and methods for preventing water pollution. Coordinating with other countries and international organizations to manage water pollution is related.
is in charge of air pollution, noise and vibration management policies and plans, pollution aspect of the environmental quality management plan and emergency response plan. The bureau coordinates and works to control, resolve, remediate and assess the damage of air pollution to the environment as well as recommending standards, measures, criteria and methods to monitor air quality, vehicles, noise and vibration. Thailand's state of air quality and noise management report is prepared as well as water pollution section of the Thailand's state of pollution report. Other duties include coordinating with other countries and international organizations to manage air pollution, noise and vibration.
is in charge of supporting environmental research and development, developing systems, methods and procedures to evaluate pollution control technology and providing environmental engineering advice. The division supports and creates mechanisms to apply pollution control technology to practical solutions, supports and creates competitive advantage for Thai pollution control products and technologies. The environmental quality and laboratory division also analyzes environmental samples for the Pollution Control Department.
is in charge of inspecting and enforcing the law according to the Enhancement and Conservation of National Environmental Quality Act and other related law. The division manages public complaints about pollution as well as inspects and investigates legal disputes concerning pollution and calls for damages from the pollution sources. Supporting and coordinating with local authorities in enforcing the environmental law are concerned.
is in charge of coordinating activities according to the Prime Minister’s Office Regulations regarding the Coordination of Environmental Law Enforcement B.E. 2550. The center is responsible for administrative functions, academic recommendations, conference and meeting arrangements, as well as secretarial duties of the committee, subcommittee and working group on the Coordination of Environmental Law Enforcement. Gathering facts and data regarding the environmental complaints from government organizations, private agencies, public citizens and the mass media are implemented. Analyzing and evaluating the resolution of environmental complaints, and coordinating with government organizations, private agencies to gather and provide information regarding the environmental complaints are included. Monitoring and expediting the performance of the governmental agencies that notify or reports to the Center, and government organizations that must be complied with the verdicts or orders according to the Prime Minister’s Office Regulations and reporting to the Committee for the Coordination of Environmental Law Enforcement are concerned.
is in charge of making recommendations and providing advice to the head of the department regarding public sector development in connection with the Office of Public Sector Development Commission (OPSD) approach, including redesigning/restructuring the roles and responsibilities of department, budgetary system, personnel administration system, ethical standards and administrative procedures. The group monitors and assesses the department in an implementation of public sector development and prepares reports for submission to OPSD. A common understanding, disseminates information, and organizes training, with particular focus on the paradigm shift required of senior management to facilitate public sector development and undertake other duties as provided by law or as assigned are created.