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新修订《大气污染防治法》获通过

Newly-revised Law on Prevention and Control of Atmospheric Pollution Adopted

On August 29, the 16th meeting of the Standing Committee of the 12th National People's Congress adopted the newly-revised Law of the People's Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Atmospheric Pollution (the "new Law on Prevention and Control of Atmospheric Pollution"), which will take effect from January 1, 2016.

 

According to the new Law on Prevention and Control of Atmospheric Pollution, the regional restricted approvals shall be implemented for regions which exceed the total amount and fail to complete the standard assignments and major responsible persons shall be interviewed for talk. In addition, the new Law on Prevention and Control of Atmospheric Pollution specifies that the formulation of the quality standard for fuel oil shall comply with the national requirements for atmospheric pollutant control. Petroleum refining companies shall produce fuel oil in accordance with the quality standard for fuel oil. Meanwhile, the new Law on Prevention and Control of Atmospheric Pollution also intensifies administrative penalties, cancels the capping on fine of "not exceeding CNY500,000" against enterprises causing pollution and adds a provision of "fines accumulating by the day".

8月29日,十二届全国人大常委会第十六次会议通过新修订的《中华人民共和国大气污染防治法》(以下简称“新《大气污染防治法》”)。新《大气污染防治法》自2016年1月1日起施行。
 
 
 
 
 
新《大气污染防治法》对超总量和未完成达标任务的地区实行区域限批,并约谈主要负责人。另外,新《大气污染防治法》规定,制定燃油质量标准,应符合国家大气污染物控制要求。石油炼制企业应按燃油质量标准生产燃油。此外,新《大气污染防治法》还加大了行政处罚力度,取消对造成大气污染事故企业罚款“最高不超过50万元”的封顶限额,并增加“按日计罚”规定。