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Introduction to Yunnan Provincial Environmental Protection Department(YEPD)
Time:2010.11.18 18:02:13


 
Overall responsibilities of YEPD

 

YEPD, the former Yunnan Environmental Protection Bureau, was officially upgraded to the department level in February 2009. It is now a department-level authority directly under Yunnan Provincial People’s Government responsible for environmental protection in Yunnan. Currently it has 13 divisions and the party committee, in total 87 official positions, (previously 10 divisions and the party committee). Functionality-wise, the change makes YEPD to focus more on the micro management level, and less technical issues or details, i.e. in the future YEPD will make more efforts on the following than before:

·         Strengthen the coordination of environmental policies, planning and major important issues
 
·         Strengthen the guidance, coordination and supervision over environmental treatment and ecological conservation
 
·         Strengthen pollution prevention and control
 
·         Allocate responsibilities for emission reduction targets and environmental supervision.
 

 

Its main responsibilities are as follows:

 

·         Establish and perfect the basic environmental protection system

  ˉ      formulate and implement environment protection policies and plans;

  ˉ      organize environmental functional zoning and draw pollution prevention and control plans and protection plans for key areas, watershed and drinking water source areas.
 

·         Be responsible for the overall coordination and supervision of key environmental issues

  ˉ      take the lead to coordinate investigation and control of key environmental pollution accidents and ecological destructions;

  ˉ      guide and coordinate the emergency responses and preventive warnings of key outbreaks of environmental accidents;

  ˉ      coordinate and solve cross-regional environmental pollution disputes.
 

·         Be accountable for achieving emission reduction targets

  ˉ      supervise the implementation of total amount control of discharged pollutants and environmental permitting regimes;

  ˉ      be responsible for supervision, compliance and inspection of the effectiveness in reaching the pollutants discharge reduction targets;

  ˉ      organise the implementation of environmental targets-responsibilities regime and compliance of reduction of total amount of discharged pollutants.
 
·         Propose the investment size and orientation of environmental fixed assets, development budget plan for the use of environmental protection specific fund, and support other relevant departments in organising, implementing and supervising of the fund use; develop environmental basic infrastructure construction plans together with other departments, support other departments in preparing the environmental basic infrastructure construction projects.
 

·         Take the responsibility for preventing and controlling environmental pollution and destruction at the source.

  ˉ      authorized by the provincial government, YEPD will provide comments on environmental impacts of local legislative bills, regulations and documents with standardizing nature  where environment is concerned;

  ˉ      organize review of environmental impact assessment of provincial relevant plans, and issue review and approval documents of project environmental impact assessments.
 

·         Supervise and manage environmental pollution prevention and control

  ˉ      supervise and manage the environmental pollution prevention and control of air, water bodies, soil, noise, light, odor, solid waste, hazardous waste, poisonous chemicals, durable organic pollutants, automobile fumes, etc. ;

  ˉ      organize and implement law compliance inspections, and supervise the operation of infrastructure for pollution treatment;

  ˉ      supervise and manage the protection of drinking water source areas together with other departments;

  ˉ      organize and guide the integrated urban and rural environmental environment improvement;
 

·         Guide, coordinate and supervise ecological conservation

  ˉ      draft ecological conservation plans and organize evaluation on ecological environmental quality;

  ˉ      supervise the utilization and exploration of natural resources with environmental impacts, important ecological developments and restoration activities;

  ˉ      propose review comments on the proposals about establishment and adjustment of national and provincial level nature reserves;

  ˉ      guide, coordinate, supervise conservation activities in nature reserves, scenic zones, and forest parks;

  ˉ      coordinate and guide rural ecological environmental conservation;

  ˉ      supervise the environmental safety of ecological techniques;

  ˉ      organize and coordinate biodiversity conservation and conservation of species.
 

·         Supervise and manage nuclear safety and radiation safety, and radioactive waste

  ˉ      develop relevant polices, plans and local standards and organize the implementation of those documents;

  ˉ      participate in the emergency response to nuclear accidents and be responsible for the emergency response to radioactive environmental accidents;

  ˉ      supervise and manage the safety of nuclear facilities and sources of radiation, as well pollution prevention and control in the course of nuclear technology application, and exploration and utilization of radioactive mining resources;

  ˉ      supervise and manage the control of nuclear materials and civil nuclear equipment and facilities;
 

·         Be responsible for environmental statistics, monitoring and information publication

  ˉ      develop and organise implementing of environmental monitoring regimes and standards;

  ˉ      organise development and management of environmental monitoring network and information network;

  ˉ      organize implementing of monitoring on environmental quality and pollution sources;

  ˉ      organize environmental quality surveys and evaluations, predictions and pre-warning, and development of environmental status reports;

  ˉ      publicize comprehensive environmental reports and key environmental information, issue the environmental quality status of main cities and watersheds;
 
·         Organize pilots of scientific development, key scientific researches and technical engineering projects on environmental protection, promoting the establishment of a management system for environmental technologies, and guide and promote the development of circular economy and environmental industries;
 

·         Be responsible for the international and regional cooperation and exchange.

  ˉ      organize and implement environmental international and regional cooperation and exchanges;

  ˉ      organize and coordinate the compliance of international conventions; participate in international environmental activities.
 
·         Guide and coordinate environmental education and dissemination. Develop and implement environmental education and dissemination plans, conduct relevant education and dissemination activities related to ecological culture development, guide greening activities and promote the public and NGOs to participate in environmental protection.
 
·         Other responsibilities delegated by the Yunnan Provincial Government.
 

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