China Consults on Administration of Pollutants Emission Permit Regulations

On 5 November 2018, China’s Ministry of Ecology & Environment (MEE) published the draft Regulations on Administration of Pollutants Emission Permit. Public consultation will end on 6 December 2018.

The draft consists of 7 chapters:

  • Chapter 1 General Rules
  • Chapter 2 Application and Issuance
  • Chapter 3 Pollutants Emission by permit
  • Chapter 4 Supervision and Management
  • Chapter 5 Revise, Renew and Revoke of Permit
  • Chapter 6 Legal Liability
  • Chapter 7 Bylaws

The new draft strengthens the legislation on the pollutant emission permit. Compared with the Measures for Pollutant Discharge Permitting Administration (Trial) published in early 2018, the regulation:

  • Increases the management on solid waste
  • Increases the management on pollutant emission to sea area under Chinese jurisdiction
  • Improve the management on pollutant emission classification

Further information on the new Regulation is available (in Chinese) at :MEE notice

Chemlinked, 12 November 2018 ; http://chemlinked.com/en/news