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Rules for implementation of the Law of the People's Republic of China on the prevention and control of water pollution (2000).
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Countries: China
Regions: Asia;North Pacific;North-West Pacific;East Asian Seas;Eastern Asia;ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
Date of original Text: 12/07/1989
Date of Consolidation: 20/03/2000
Entry into Force: These Rules shall enter into force on 20 March 2000.
Implements: LEX-FAOC023549 Law of the People's Republic of China on Prevention and Control of Water Pollution. 28/02/2008
Repeals: LEX-FAOC012117 Rules for implementation of the Law of the People's Republic of China on the prevention and control of water pollution. 12/07/1989
Type of Text: Regulation
Abstract: These Rules are formulated according to the provisions of article 61 of the Law on the Prevention and Control of Water Pollution. Article 2 establishes the content of the unified plans based on river basins or regions, in line with Article 10 of the Law. Further provisions concern the supervision and management of the prevention and control of water pollution (a) when projecting the minimum discharge of a dam on large or medium-sized reservoirs; (b) with regard to the planning and adjustment of various water body reserves; (c) with regard to construction projects using imported technologies or equipment and discharging pollutants into water bodies; (d) in the case of discharge of pollutants in excess of the national or local pollutant discharge standards. Enterprises and institutions discharging pollutants into water bodies must submit a Report and Registration Form for Pollutant Discharge to the local environmental protection department. Upon receipt of the Report, the environmental protection department shall, after investigation and verification, issue pollutant discharge licenses. The competent environmental departments shall also perform on-site inspections and issue inspection certificates. Further provisions concern the prevention of surface water pollution with particular regard to the following: (a) location of sewage outfalls; (b) use of industrial waste water or urban sewage for irrigation (in this case, the agricultural departments at the central and local level shall conduct regular monitoring on the quality of the waste water or sewage, the soil and the agricultural products, and adopt appropriate measures to protect the soil, groundwater or agricultural products from pollution); (c) prevention of inland rivers pollution. In exploiting groundwater from multiple aquifers, layered exploitation shall be resorted to and no combined exploitation shall be permitted with regard to the following aquifers: (1) aquifers with salt water, semi-salt water or brine water; (2) polluted aquifers; (3) aquifers with poisonous or harmful elements in excess of the domestic and drinking water hygiene standards; (4) aquifers with underground hot water, hot spring or mineral water which is of medical value or special economic value. Final provisions concern offences and penalties.
Comment: Promulgated by the State Council (No. 284) on March 20, 2000. The Rules which was approved by the State Council on July 12, 1989, promulgated by Decree No.1 of the State Bureau of the Environment Protection on July 12, 1989 was repealed as the date of promulgation of the new Rules.
Main subjects: Water