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Shanghai Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau
06.07.2010



    Shanghai Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau is established as one of the departments of 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).
    Main Functions
    1. to implement guidelines, policies, laws, rules and regulations related to environment protection; to study and draft local-oriented rules, regulations and policies based on the municipality’s situation; and to organize to carry out relevant local rules, regulations and policies;
    2. to study and formulate the environmental protection strategies within the municipality according to the municipality’s overall plans on national economic and social development; to compile, organize and carry out the mid-term and long-term yearly plan on environment protection; to participate in the formulation of plans on national economic and social development, land planning, regional (county) planning and urban overall planning; to participate in the formulation of major economic and technological policies; to organize the formulation of environmental function zoning; to compile the environmental protection execution plan within the municipality; to take charge of the overall coordination, supervision and administration of the major issues related to environment protection;
    3. to undertake and implement the municipal emission reduction targets; to implement the national total discharge volume control of major pollutants; to organize to formulate the plan for total amount control of pollutant emission and the emission reduction plan within the municipality; to urge the inspection, implementation and verification of pollutants emission within the municipality, implement environment protection target accountability system and implement total emission reduction appraisal and publicize appraisal results;
    4. to put forward suggestions on the scale and direction of fixed assets investment and arrangement of fiscal funds in the field of environment protection within the municipality; to cooperate with related municipal departments in the execution and supervision; to cooperate with related departments in the management regarding the usage of pollutant discharge fees;
    5. to assume the responsibilities of prevention and control of environment pollution and environment destruction by nipping them in the bud; under the entrustment of the municipal government, to conduct environment impact assessment of major economic and technical policies, development programs, as well as major economic development programs, put forward suggestions in respect of environment impact for the drafts of environment protection laws and regulations, review and approve environment impact assessment documents of major development and construction areas according to state and municipality provisions;
    6. to organize to carry out environment management systems of the registration, licensing, penalty, and environment impact assessment of pollutants emission; to organize to carry out review of the qualifications for environment impact assessment; to take charge of supervision and management of emission of all kinds of pollutants;
    7. to take charge of the supervision and administration of pollution prevention in respect of atmosphere, water bodies, soil, noise, solid wastes, chemicals and vehicles; to cooperate with relevant municipal departments in the supervision and administration of the environment protection of portable water origins; to cooperate with relevant departments to promote energy structure adjustment; to take charge of the environment protection of preventing pollution damages to the marine environment by land-sourced pollutants, and guide, coordinate and supervise the marine environment protection;
    8. to supervise the natural resources exploitation and applications that have impact on eco-environment, as well as eco-environment constructions, and the rehabilitation of ecological destruction; to coordinate and supervise the environment protection in respect of natural reserves, scenic spots and famous places and forest parks; to coordinate and supervise the protection of biological diversity, wildlife, and wetland environment; to supervise environment safety of biotechnology; to guide the rural eco-environment protection, the construction of ecological demonstration zones and ecological agriculture;
    9. to take charge of the supervision and administration of radiation safety (nuclear safety); to formulate related municipal policies, programs and standards, and participate in the emergency addressing of radioactive environment accidents; to supervise and administrate the safety of the radioactive sources (the safety of nuclear facilities), supervise and administrate the pollution prevention and treatment of the nuclear technology applications, electromagnetic radiation, and exploitation and utilization of radioactive mineral resources; to supervise and administrate the control of nuclear materials and the design, manufacture, installation and non-destructive tests of civil nuclear safety facilities;
    10. to take charge of the environment surveillance, statistics and related information release; to formulate environment surveillance rules and norms; to organize the construction and administration of municipality environment surveillance network and environment information network; to organize the surveillance of environment quality and supervisory surveillance of pollution sources; to organize the investigation and assessment, forecast, and early warning for environment quality status; to compile municipality environment quality report; to release the municipality environment information;
    11. to cooperate with related municipal departments in the formulation of environment quality standards, benchmarks and technological norms, as well as standards and total volume control of pollutant emission; to cooperate with related departments in technology breakthrough, scientific studies and technology demonstration project of environment protection; to guide and promote the development of the recycling economy and environment protection industry;
    12. to take charge of international and regional environment protection cooperation and exchanges; to organize and coordinate the fulfillment of the international convention for environment protection; to participate in the coordination of foreign economic cooperation of environment protection and foreign investment projects; under the entrustment of the municipal government, to accept foreign-related environment protection;
    13. to organize, guide and coordinate the publicity and education for environment protection within the municipality and implement national publicity outline of environment protection, conduct publicity and educations on the building of an ecological civilization and an environment-friendly society, and push forward the participation in environment protection by the public and social organizations;
    14. to lead the coordination of investigations and handling of serious environment pollution accidents and ecological destruction events; to coordinate the disputes over environment pollution within and outside the municipality’s jurisdiction; to take charge of environment inspection and administrative inspection of environment protection; to take charge of environment emergency management; to organize the law enforcement inspection of environment protection within the municipality;
    15. to take charge of the acceptance and hearing of relevant administrative reviews and responses to administrative proceedings;
    16. to undertake other tasks assigned by the municipal government.