This Article is a Comparative Study on Odour Regulation in Japan and Korea;
Odor control policy in Japan has been based on the Offensive Odor Control Law, which regulates the emission of offensive odors generated from business to prevent a nuisance occurring. In Korea, odor control has been under the Air Conservation Law at present. But the Korean Offensive Odor Control Law, newly prepared to be enacted this year, strengthening the regulation of emission of odor, have common aspects of the Japanese law. Both laws describe the standards of maximum permissible concentration of specified offensive odor substances and a multiple of dilution of odor at border of business or emission source in regulation area. The Japanese rule has been promulgated since early 1970’s and developed to be more ideal but complicated. In other hand, the current Korean rule is very simple, but new regulation is expected to be similar as that of Japan.