本期要闻 Highlights of the Month
State Council: National Plan on Centralized Management of Hazardous Chemical Safety Risks
The Work Safety Committee of the State Council issued a national plan on centralized management of hazardous chemical safety risks, with aim to deploy the centralized management of hazardous chemical safety risks in one year from Jan 2022.
The Plan requires all local governments focusing on two major problems, i.e.poor safety development awareness and fail to implement work safety responsibilities, as well as investigating major safety risks in the four aspects, i.e. production & storage, transportation, waste disposal, and chemical parks. The Plan also requires the implementation of 22 key institutional safeguard measures in 5 aspects, including improving overall coordination to strengthen supervision on responsibility implementation, enhancing intrinsic safety level, improving major risk prevention and resolution mechanism, developing professional capability and quality, and boosting digital and intelligent management and control level. Please refer to ERM Newsletter Issue 12, 2021 for summary of Plan.
Up to March 2022, 32 provinces have formulated local plans according to national Plan and their situation, some local municipalities also begin to follow up. In Fujian province, a provincial plan was released on January 29, proposing 24 specific centralized rectification measures such as the strict implementation of Fujian provincial “prohibition, restriction and control” catalogue of hazardous chemicals. Furthermore, Fuzhou municipality also issued a municipal level plan on February 15th.
In order to promote the implementation of the national Plan, the safety committee of the State Council has established a special work team with regular working and communication mechanism. In the next step, special supervision will be organized in due time to timely report the progress, which will be incorporated into the KPIs of the work safety annual assessment of provincial governments and members of the safety committee of the State Council
最新国家法律法规 New Regulations
National Development and Reform Commission and Other Departments: Guidelines for the Implementation of Energy-Saving and Carbon-Reduction Rectification and Upgrading in Key Areas of High-Energy-Consuming Industries (2022 Edition)
As a supporting document to implement “Several Opinions on Reinforce Energy Efficiency Restriction to Promote Energy Conservation and Carbon Reduction in Key Industries” and “Notice on Issuing the ‘Energy Efficiency Baseline and Benchmark Levels in Key Areas of High Energy-consuming Industries (2021 Edition)’”, the Guidelines proposes energy-saving and carbon reduction rectification and upgrading programs for 17 key industries such as building materials, petrochemical and chemical industry, iron and steel and nonferrous metals, and also sets the target for each industry that production capacity up to energy efficiency benchmark level can reach certain percentage by 2025.
The Guidelines clearly stipulate that key industries and enterprises that energy efficiency is below the benchmark level, especially below the baseline level, shall speed up the promotion of mature processes, and promote rectification and upgrading. By 2025, the production below the energy efficiency baseline level in key industries shall be basically phased out.
最新地方性法规 Regional Updates
Shanghai：Shanghai Detailed Implementation Rules of Pollutant Discharge Permit Management
Shanghai revised the detailed implementation rules to refine the classification grading management of pollutant discharge units, to ensure whole coverage of environmental elements in pollutant discharge permits (PDP); standardize the PDP applicable and approving process. The Rules includes pollutant discharge registration and administration requirements, details key supervision contents to improve supervision, monitoring and enforcement linkage. The Rules are revised in the following four aspects:
1..Expand the coverage to include pollutant discharge registration;
2..Standardize PDP application and approving process, and supplement the requirements on re-application, revocation, cancellation and reapplication for loss;
3..Strengthen the responsibility and clarify the key points of daily management for the PDP holders and pollutant discharge registration units respectively
4..Strengthen supervision to promote “ONE PDP Management”
Guangdong Province: Work Plan For The Special Management of Occupational Disease Hazards
The Plan decides to carry out special management of occupational disease hazards in Guangdong Province from January 2022 to December 2025. The scope includes industrial enterprises with exceedance concentration of dust, chemical toxic and noise exposure, with more than 10 employees in 21 prefecture level cities in Guangdong Province.
In 2022, all prefecture-level cities need to define the facilities subject to special management, including facilities with 10 or more employees and meeting the above criteria and developing a facility list; all cities shall formulate their local special treatment work plans to guide the treatment and rectification work in the next three years.
Guangdong Province: Implementation Rules for the “Three Simultaneous” Supervision and Management of Safety Facilities of Metal Smelting Construction Projects
The Implementation Rules specifies detailed provisions on the construction, supervision and management of metal smelting construction projects, covering safety risk analysis, design review, construction and commissioning, and completion and acceptance of safety facilities.
The metal smelting construction projects mentioned in the Implementation Rules referred to the new construction, technical upgrading and expansion projects specified in the “Notice of the State Administration of Work Safety on Issuing the Catalogue of Metal Smelting (2015 Version)” (An Jian Zong Guan Si  No. 124).
Hunan Province: Hunan Provincial Detail Plan to Implement Yangtze River Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China
The Plan proposes the overall deployment of Hunan Province to implement the “Yangtze River Protection Law”, including seven chapters and 27 specific tasks. The second chapter to the sixth chapter mainly includes 24 specific tasks in five categories.
Hunan Province: Soil Pollution Prevention and Control Project Management Rules
The Rules is applicable to the process management of reserve construction, project declaration, fund allocation, implementation, acceptance, and supervision and management of soil pollution prevention and control fund projects run by central government and provincial government. Soil pollution prevention and control projects funded by other investment sources can refer.
Zhejiang Province: Assessment Guidelines for Green and Low-Carbon Industrial Parks and Factory (2022 Edition)
The overall structure of the Guidelines is basically consistent with GB/T 36132-2018 General Principles for Assessment of Green Factory. The assessment index system includes two parts: basic requirements and assessment requirements. The assessment requirements include six first-level indicators including infrastructure, management system, energy and resource input, products, environmental emissions, and performance. In addition, based on the characteristics of Zhejiang and the requirements of low-carbon development, the plus indicators are added.
The “Guidelines for Zhejiang Provincial Green and Low-Carbon Factory Assessment (2022 Edition)” clarifies the assessment methods and procedures of green and low-carbon factories in Zhejiang Province, and describes the assessment methods of basic requirements, general requirements and rating rules for specific requirements.
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