On Jun. 19, Secretary of the Leading Party Members’ Group Li Ganjie presided over the ministerial affairs meeting, which considered and adopted in principle the Catalogue for the Category-specific Pollutant Emission Control Permitting of Stationary Pollution Sources (on trial).
The meeting noted that the catalogue is a basic guideline for implementing the pollutant emission control permitting system. It specifies the applicable industries, steps and timelines for the pollutant emission control permitting, exercises category-specific management over different industries, focuses on the businesses, public institutions, and other business operators which generate and release large amounts of pollution and cause serious environmental damages, and simplifies the management over those with little pollution and environmental impact. The document shall meet the needs for the management of stationary water and air pollution sources.
The meeting highlighted the importance to be fully aware of the importance, urgency, and challenges in the reform for the permitting system, and quicken the pace to issue the pollution permits to stationary pollution sources. In the next step, we will make the permitting system complementary with other major systems for pollution source management; move forward with the issuance of the permits based on the environmental improvement goals set for different regions at varied stages; work out the administrative measures on the pollutant emission control permitting and other departmental rules and improve the supplementary documents; strengthen the public awareness activities; and conduct the training programs on the management of stationary pollution sources.
Vice Ministers Huang Runqiu, Zhai Qing, Zhao Yingmin and Liu Hua, and Leader of the Discipline Inspection Group Wu Haiying presented at the meeting.
The directors general of the internal departments attended the meeting.
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