Three More Provinces Start VOCs Charge

In the last three months, three more Chinese provinces have started charging on VOCs emissions: Hainan, Shanxi and Hubei Province. Together with Shandong province and the other 10 provinces, there are 14 provinces in total that have already implemented VOCs charge policies. Provinces and Cities in China that have local VOC charge policies The detailed charging policies of these three provinces are as follows: Region Effective Date Charging Standard Affected Industries Hainan Aug 1st 2016 1.2 RMB/equivalent Pilot industries: petroleum and packaging and printing. Shanxi Sep 1st 2016 Taiyuan City: 1.8 RMB/equivalent Pilot industries: petroleum and packaging and printing. Other cities: 1.2 RMB/equivalent Hubei Oct 1st 2016 1.2 RMB/equivalent Pilot industries: petroleum and packaging and printing. Some features of the charging policies of these provinces are: Hainan The charge is halved for enterprises whose emission is below 50% of the emission limit. The charge is doubled for enterprises, whose emission concentration exceeds the limit, or total emission amount exceeds the limit, or instances where governments have earmarked specific production processes to be phased out based on excessive pollution and environmental/safety risks. The charge is tripled for enterprises that meet any 2 of the 3 above conditions. The charge is quadrupled for enterprises that meet all 3 above conditions. Hubei The charge is halved for enterprises whose emission is below 50% of the emission limit. The charge is doubled for enterprises with emission concentration exceeding the limit, or total emission amount exceeds the limit, or instances where governments have earmarked specific production processes to be phased out based on excessive pollution and environmental/safety risks. The charge is tripled for enterprises that meet any 2 of the 3 above conditions. The charge is quadrupled for enterprises that meet all 3 above conditions. If the emission concentration is between 90%-70% (including 70%) of the emission limit, then the charge is 80%. If the emission concentration is between 70%-50% (including 50%) of the emission limit, then the charge is 60%. Shanxi The charge is halved for enterprises whose emission is below 50% of the emission limit. The charge is doubled for enterprises whose emission concentration exceeds the limit, or instances where governments have earmarked specific production processes to be phased out based on excessive pollution and environmental/safety risks. The charge is tripled for enterprises that meet any 2 of the 3 above conditions. The charge is quadrupled for enterprises that meet all 3 above conditions.

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