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Calendar in March 2011

On March 2, the meeting on the plan for emission reduction in six provinces and one municipality of East China during the "12th Five-Year Plan" period was held Nanjing, Jiangsu Province. Ministry of Environmental Protection Vice Minister Zhang Lijun attended the meeting and gave a speech.
On the same day, the sixth meeting of the Leading Group on the Special Scientific Research Program on Prevention and Control of Water Pollution (hereinafter referred to as Water Special Project) was held in Beijing. Entrusted by Mr. Zhou Shengxian, leader of the Leading Group on the Special Scientific Research Program on Prevention and Control of Water Pollution and MEP Minister, Mr. Wu Xiaoqing, the first administrator of Water Special Project and Vice Minister of Ministry of Environmental Protection chaired the meeting and gave a speech. Mr. Chou Baoxing, Vice leader of the Leading Group and Vice Minister of Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development attended the meeting and gave a speech. More than 50 people from members of the Leading Group on the Special Scientific Research Program on Prevention and Control of Water Pollution attended the meeting. The meeting approved and passed the Plan for Implementation of the Special Water Project during the "12th Five-Years" and 2011 Plan.
On the same day, MEP Vice Minister Zhou Jian attended the Meeting on Capacity Building in Environmental Protection Supervision in Provinces in Southwest China and gave a speech.
On the same day, MEP approved six standards including Technical Requirement for Environmental Labelling Products Printing, Part 1: Planographic Printing as national environmental protection standards. Technical Requirement for Environmental Labelling Products Printing, Part 1: Planographic Printing (HJ2503-2011) goes into effect as of the date of release. Other standards will go into effect as of April 1 of 2011.
On March 7, the Exhibition on the Achievements of Major Environment Science & Technology during the "11th Five-Year Plan" period was held in Beijing. MEPF Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing received an interview from a journalist about the achievement of the Special Water Project during the "11th Five-Year Plan" period and future objectives and main tasks of the Project during the "12th Five-Year Plan" period.
On the same day, Ministry of Environmental Protection solicited the comments and suggestions on Emission Standard of Air Pollutants for Crematory and Limits and Measurement Methods for Emissions from Light-Duty Vehicles (V) (Draft).
On the same day, Ministry of Environmental Protection approved Coding for the Environmental Pollution Source (Trial) as a national environmental protection standard, which will go into effect as of June 1, 2012.
On March 9, 2011 National Meeting on Environment Monitoring was held in Xi’an of Shaanxi Province. Ministry of Environmental Protection Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing attended the meeting.
On the same day, Ministry of Environmental Protection solicited the comments and suggestions on Guidelines on Best Available Technologies of Pollution Prevention for Medical Waste Disposal (on Trial).
On the same day, Ministry of Environmental Protection printed out and distributed the Circular on Printing and Distribution of "Measures on Assessment of Surface Water Environment Quality (Trial)".
March 11, MEP organized the application for 2012 special national environment research projects in public sectors.
On the same day, Ministry of Environmental Protection developed the Regulations on Environmental Protection of Import Solid Waste as Raw Materials and Regulations on Environmental Protection of Import Silicon Scraps in order to further improve the management of import & export of solid waste used as raw materials, which will go into effect as of June 1, 2011.
March 12, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian sent a telegram of condolences to Japanese Environment Minister Ryu Matsumoto to mourn the people died in the strong earthquake and secondary tsunami on March 11.
On the same day, Mr. Li Ganjie, MEP Vice Minister and Administrator of National Nuclear Administration sent a letter to Mr. Terasaka Nobuaki, Director of Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan to express sympathy and solicitude.
On March 14, Ministry of Environmental Protection solicited comments and suggestions on five draft standards including Water Quality —— Determination of Volatile Phenols by Flow Injection Analysis and Spectrophotometric Method.
On the same day, Ministry of Environmental Protection printed out and distributed the 2010 Annual Report of MEP on Disclosure of Government Information.
On March 16, Premier Wen Jiabao of the State Council chaired an executive meeting of the State Council to listen to the briefings of Ministry of Environmental Protection on addressing nuclear substance release of Fukushima Nuclear Station in Japan.
On March 17, Ministry of Environmental Protection made public Some Matters on Approval and Reexamination of the Qualification for Environmental Impact Assessment of Construction Projects (Second batch in 2011).
On March 21, 2011 National Meeting on Environment Law Enforcement was held in Beijing. Ministry of Environmental Protection Vice Minister Zhang Lijun attended the meeting and gave an important speech.
On the same day, Ministry of Environmental Protection released the name lists of No. 63 vehicles, engine manufacturers, products and pollution control devices that meet Stage III emission limits of the Limits and Measurement Methods for Emissions from Light-Duty Vehicles (Stage Ⅲand Ⅳ) (GB18352.3-2005),Limits and Measurement Methods for Exhaust Pollutants from Compression Ignition and Gas Fueled Positive Engines of Vehicles (China Ⅲ,Ⅳ andⅤ)(GB17691-2005),Limits and Measurement Methods for Emissions of Pollutants from Motocycles on the Running Mode (China Stage Ⅲ) (GB14622-2007) and No.39 vehicels, engine manufacturers, products and their pollution control devices that meet Stage Ⅳ of the above limits.
On March 22, Ministry of Environmental Protection solocited comments and suggestions on the Discharge Standard of Water Pollutants for Livestock and Poultry Breeding (Draft for Comments).
On the same day, Ministry of Environmental Protection printed out and distributed the Circular on Inspection and Rectification of Vehicle Environmental Protection Test Centers.
March 24, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian chaired an executive meeting of Ministry of Environmental Protection. The meeting reviewed and approved in principle the Measures on Report of Sudden Environmental Pollution Accidents, Regulations on Safety and Protection of Radioactive Isotope and Ray Devices and Provisional Measures for Environmental Management of Contaminated Land.
On the same day, Ministry of Environmental Protection solicited comments and suggestions on two environmental standards including the Stationary Source Emission —Determination of Lead—Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometric Method.
On the same day, the examination group on the implementation of the Plan for Prevention and control of Water Pollution in the Haihe River Basin with MEP Nuclear Safety Chief Engineer Yang Chaofei as group leader checked the implementation of Plan for Prevention and control of Water Pollution in the Haihe River Basin (hereinafter referred to as the Plan) in Hebei Province in 2010 and during the "11th Five-Year Plan" period and fully affirmed the achievements of Hebei Province in active implementation of the Plan. Mr. Zhang Jiehui, Vice Governor of Hebei Province met with the inspection group and introduced the prevention and control of water pollution of the Haihe River basin in Hebei Province.
On March 25, Ministry of Environmental Protection printed out and distributed the 2011 List of the Name of Enterprises under National Key Monitoring Program.
On March 28, MEP, NDRC, Ministry of Industry and Information, Ministry of Supervision, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, State Administration for Industry and Commerce, State Administration on Work Safety and State Electricity Regulatory Commission (hereinafter referred to as nine departments of the State Council) held a teleconference to arrange national environmental protection campaigns on correcting enterprises that discharge pollutants against law and ensuring public health in 2011. Mr. Zhou Shengxian, convener of inter-ministry meeting on special environmental protection campaigns and MEP Minister entrusted MEP Vice Minister Zhang Lijun to mobilize and arrange 2011 special national environmental protection campaigns on punishing enterprises with environmental infringements and safeguarding public health.
The meeting was chaired by Ms. Fu Wenjuan, Member of MEP Leading Party Members Group and head of Discipline Inspect Group of Ministry of Supervision in MEP.
At the meeting, Mr. Zhao Jiarong, Vice General Secretary of NDRC, Vice Minister Yang Xueshan from Ministry of Industry and Information, Vice Minister Hao Mingjin from Ministry of Supervision, Director Zhang Yanzhen of Political Department of Leading Party Members Group of Ministry of Justice, Chief Planner Tang Kai from Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, Vice DG Wang Shuyan from Enterprise Registration Bureau of State Administration for Industry and Commerce, Vice Minister Sun Huashan from State Administration on Work Safety and Vice President Wang Yumin from State Electricity Regulatory Commission put forward specific requirements for special environmental protection campaigns in their own system. The meeting had 2559 sub-meeting sites of 31 provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities, cities under separate plan of the State Council and Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, about 73000 people attended the meeting including relevant heads of every local government, person in charge from relevant departments, lead-acid battery, key polluting enterprises and relevant industrial association.
March 28~29, National Meeting on Rural Environmental Protection was held in Beijing. Ministry of Environmental Protection Vice Minister Li Ganjie attended the meeting and gave a speech. More than 180 people including the head in charge of rural environmental protection and director of Rural Division (Ecology Division) of  environmental protection bureau of each province, autonomous region, municipality, Liaohe Nature Reserves Bureau, city under separate plan of the State Council and environmental protection bureau of each provincial capital, head of each department of MEP, heads from every regional environmental protection supervision center and relevant institution directly affiliated to MEP attended the meeting.
On March 29, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian chaired a MEP executive meeting today. The meeting reviewed and approved the Water Pollutant Discharge Standard for Ammunition and Filling Industry and Limits and Measurement Methods for Exhaust Emissions from Motorcycles and Mopeds (Dial idle speed). It reviewed and approved in principle Some Suggestions on Conducting Appraisal and Evaluation of Damage by Environmental Pollution and review comments on a number of eco development demonstration sites including Shenbei New District of Shenyang, Liaoning Province as well as environmental protection examination comments on some companies applying for list or refinancing. MEP vice ministers Pan Yue, Zhang Lijun, Wu Xiaoqing and Li Ganjie, head of Discipline Inspection Group Fu Wenjuan, Mr. Hu Baolin, Member of MEP Leading Party Members Group, Nuclear Safety Chief Engineer Yang Chaofei attended the meeting. Main leaders of relevant departments and bureaus of MEP attended the meeting as observers.
On the same day, Ministry of Environmental Protection solicited comments and suggestions on three national environmental protection standards including the Standard for Control Use of Urban Garbage in Agriculture.
On March 30, Ministry of Environmental Protection printed out and distributed the 2011 Main Work of Planning and Finance of Environmental Protection Institutions across the Country.

 

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