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Shanghai Municipal Administration of Afforestation & City Appearance
06.07.2010



    Shanghai Municipal Administration of Afforestation & City Appearance is established as an institution directly under the municipal government, with its main functions, internal structure and personnel management in accordance with the “Notice of the General Office of the CPC Central Committee and the General Office of the State Council on Printing and Distributing ‘Plan on Reform of Organs of Shanghai Municipal People’s Government’” (Ting Zi [2008] No. 17). The bureau hangs out a temporary signboard designating Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Forestry and Shanghai Municipal Bureau of City Management and Administrative Enforcement

    Main Functions

    1. to implement guidelines, policies, laws, rules and regulations regarding afforestration, city appearance, sanitary, forestry, and enforcement by city administrative officers; to study and draft relevant local-oriented rules, regulations, and policies;

    2. in accordance with the requirements of the municipality’s overall economic and societal development plans, to compile professional plans for afforestration, city appearance and forestry; to compile mid-term and long-term plans for afforestration, city appearance, city sanitary, forestry, and city administrative enforcement; to compile propositions and reports on programs involving afforestration, forestry, city appearance, and city sanitary; to implement the national standards and norms on afforestration, city appearance and sanitary, forestry, and city administrative enforcement; to compile relevant, local-oriented standards, norms and regulations;

    3. to assume responsibilities for the management of the afforestration, city appearance and sanitary, and forestry industry; to guide the afforestration, city appearance and sanitary, forestry, and city administrative enforcement in all districts and counties; to organize and coordinate the work in major holidays and activities; to formulate and to carry out crisis plans in the relevant industries;

    4. to evaluate and approve the design plans for public green lands and city sanitary facilities; to evaluate and approve the construction plans for public green lands and relevant programs; to formulate the managerial norms for the categorization of public green lands; to manage the afforestration and city sanitary maintenance industry; to organize and coordinate the major programs involving afforestration, city appearance and sanitary, and forestry within the municipality; to coordinate the auxiliary facilities of the above programs in both downtown and superb areas; to guide the construction and management of state-owned forest farm and parks;

    5. to assume the responsibilities for the unified management of city appearance and sanitary; to supervise and inspect the actual work within the municipality in accordance with relevant laws; to manage the processing of daily wastes and some particular pollutants; to manage the auxiliary facilities of city sanitary; to manage the appearance and sanitary in particular waters and regions; to assume the responsibilities for the demolishment of illegal constructions;

    6. to organize and guide the appropriate protection and exploitation of wild animal and plant resources; to organize the management, investigation and inspection of the above resources within the municipality; to draft the index list of rare wild animals and plants within the municipality in accordance with the law, and submit the list for municipal approval; to organize and execute programs that restore eco-environment and species diversity; to organize and coordinate the protection of wetlands within the municipality; to guide the construction and management of the natural preserves of wild animals, plants, and wetlands within the municipality;

    7. to manage the resources for afforestration and forestry within the municipality; to evaluate, monitor and analyze the resources for afforestration and forestry; to cooperate with relevant departments to study and propose policies and plans for the development of the forestry industry; to manage the young tree and seed industry; to manage the forecasting, prevention and quarantine of harmful plant species; to cooperate with relevant departments in the fire prevention in the forestry industry;

    8. to cooperate with relevant departments in the formulation of plans for outdoor advertisement within the municipality; to formulate the plans for scenery lighting within the municipality; to formulate the mid-term and long-term plans for the management of the above work; to formulate the technological standards and managerial norms for outdoor facilities and scenery lightings; to undertake the responsibilities for the safety management of outdoor advertisement facilities;

    9. to manage the public park within the municipality; to formulate the managerial norms for the categorization of parks and scenic spots; to evaluate and approve plans for parks and scenic spots in accordance with law; to manage and protect the rare tree species; to formulate the protection norms for rare tree resources;

    10. to formulate yearly plans for afforestration, city appearance and sanitary, and city administrative enforcement; to manage the research programs on afforestation, city appearance and sanitary, and city administrative enforcement, and to emphasize on innovation and breakthrough; to organize the constructions of major afforestration, city appearance and sanitary programs; to take charge of the relevant cooperation and communication programs with outside counterparts;

    11. to wield the penalty power in city administration within the municipality; to organize, guide and coordinate the supervision and inspection in city administrative enforcement; to study and formulate standards and norms for city administrative enforcement; to organize evaluation and inspection of city administrative enforcement; to wield the penalty power in the relevant areas;

    12. to undertake the publicity and education for afforestration, city appearance and sanitary, forestry and city administrative enforcement; to organize and coordinate the public participation in the relevant activities; to undertake the responsibilities of Shanghai Municipal Afforestration Committee;

    13. to take charge of the acceptance and hearing of relevant administrative reviews and responses to administrative proceedings;

    14. to undertake other tasks assigned by officials of the municipal government.