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Regulations of the People's Republic of China on control over dumping of wastes in the sea waters.
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FAOLEX Id: LEX-FAOC006510
Countries: China
Regions: ASIA;North Pacific;North-West Pacific;East Asian Seas;Eastern Asia
Date of Text: 06/03/1985
Source: Chinalaw, Chinalaw Computer-Assisted Legal Research Center, Peking University.
Type of Text: Regulation
Abstract: The term "dumping" as used in these Regulations refers to discharging wastes and other substances into the ocean by means of vessels, aircraft, platforms, and other manmade structures used on the sea. In addition it also refers to the discharge of wastes and other substances caused by submarine exploration and exploitation of mineral resources and related maritime processing (art. 2). These Regulations apply to: (a) dumping of wastes into the sea areas under jurisdiction of the PRC; (b) loading of wastes on land or in harbours of the PRC for the purpose of dumping; (c) transport and burning of wastes in sea areas under jurisdiction of the PRC (art. 3). The areas of dumping shall be designated by the National Oceanographic Bureau (art. 5). Units who wish to dump waste into the ocean shall apply for a permission with the Bureau or one of its agencies (art. 6). Bringing waste from foreign countries into the sea areas under the jurisdiction of the PRC shall be prohibited (art. 7). Waste matters fall into three categories in the light of their toxicity, content of harmful elements and impact upon the marine environment (art. 11). Dumping of wastes listed in Annex I is prohibited; dumping of wastes as listed in Annex II shall require a special permit; wastes other than listed in Annex I or II require an ordinary permit. The remaining provisions deal with procedures of dumping, monitoring and testing in dumping areas, and offences and penalties. (24 articles and 2 Annexes)
Comment: Made to implement the Marine Environmental Protection Law of the PRC.
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