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The New Environmental Protection Regulations For Industrial Parks Will Be Implemented On April 15th. Serious Environmental Pollution Or Delisting

Mar 28, 2019

The Guangdong Provincial Department of Eco-environment recently issued the "Opinions on Further Strengthening Environmental Protection in Industrial Parks" (hereinafter referred to as "Opinions"), which will be implemented from April 15. It is clearly stated that it is necessary to strengthen the environmental supervision of industrial parks. For parks that seriously pollute the environment and destroy the ecology, the competent department of ecological environment may propose to the relevant departments to cancel or delist the cards.


In terms of pollution control, the "Opinions" stipulate that the centralized treatment of sewage in the park will be implemented. The park shall set up the water supply and drainage system based on the principle of “rain and sewage diversion, clearing and diversion, and reuse of water”. In accordance with the relevant requirements of the water pollution prevention action plan, the sewage centralized treatment facilities shall be constructed and automatic online monitoring devices shall be installed. The sewage outlet of the centralized sewage treatment facility in the park should be set up in a standard manner. In principle, a sewage outlet should be set up in a park. In areas where water and atmospheric pollutants exceed the total control requirements or the regional environmental quality is significantly degraded, investigations should be strengthened and rectification should be implemented; and districts should be encouraged to implement centralized heating.


In addition, solid waste treatment and disposal should be regulated. The park management organization shall determine the list of key monitoring enterprises for solid waste, and implement the comprehensive utilization and treatment measures for solid waste in accordance with the principle of classified collection and comprehensive utilization. Encourage the centralized collection and treatment of solid wastes in the park, and reduce, recycle and harmlessly treat solid waste according to regulations.


In terms of environmental monitoring, the competent department of ecological environment shall optimize the monitoring of water environment quality and scientifically set the monitoring frequency; the water quality monitoring shall be carried out on the park where the water quality of the sewage body exceeds the standard and declines. Establish a monitoring mechanism for the atmospheric environment quality of the park, monitor the quality and changes of the environmental quality of the park and surrounding areas, and gradually expand from the “one park” to the surrounding areas.


For parks that seriously pollute the environment and destroy the ecology, the competent department of ecological environment may propose to the relevant departments to cancel or delist the cards.