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Calendar in Dec. 2011

On December 5, Ministry of Environmental Protection approved Environment Noise Standard for Construction Sites as a national standard for pollutant discharge, which shall go into effect as of July 1, 2012.
On the same day, Ministry of Environmental Protection printed out and distributed the Guidance for Strengthening the Development of National Eco-industry Demonstration Parks (Zones).
On December 7, Ministry of Environmental Protection approved two standards including Soil -- Determination of Exchangeable Acidity by Barium Chloride Extraction -- Titration Method as national environmental protection standard, which shall go into effect as of March 1, 2012.
During December 6-9, 2011 meeting on review of national nature reserves was held in Beijing. All members of the Fifth Review Commission on National Nature Reserves attended the meeting and reviewed the applications of 33 nature reserves for upgrading or adjustment transferred by the State Council. Mr. Li Ganjie, MEP Vice Minister and Chairman of the Review Commission on National Nature Reserves attended the meeting and gave a speech.
On December 8, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Science and Technology held the Second Meeting on Development of National Eco-industry Demonstration Parks (Zones) in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province. MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing attended the meeting and presented a speech.
On December 9, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian chaired a MEP executive meeting. The meeting discussed and adopted in principle the "12th Five-Year Plan and 2020 Target for Nuclear Safety and Prevention and Control of Radioactive Pollution (Draft for review) "and the comments on EIA of some construction projects and environmental examination comments on the companies applying for public listing or refinancing. Vice ministers Panyue, Zhang Lijun and Li Ganjie, Mr. Hu Baolin, Member of MEP Leading Party Members Group and DG of General Office, Mr. He Jie, Member of MEP Leading Party Members Group and DG of Department of Human Resources, MEP Chief Engineer Wan Bentai and MEP Chief Engineer on Nuclear Safety Yang Chaofei attended the meeting. Major leaders of relevant departments and bureau of MEP attended the meeting as observers.
On December 12, Ministry of Environmental Protection issued the Circular of MEP on the Quantitative Examination of Comprehensive Control of Urban Environment in 2010.
On December 13, Ministry of Environmental Protection made public the research projects winning 2011 Environment Science & Technology Award.
On December 16, the Meeting on Environmental Protection Supervision was held in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province. Ministry of Environmental Protection Vice Minister Zhang Lijun addressed the meeting attended the meeting and gave a speech.
On December 17, the First Annual Meeting of Chinese Ecological Civilization Research and Promotion Association (CECRPA) was held in Suzhou of Jiangsu Province. The Chief Advisor Jiang Chunyun of Chinese Ecological Civilization Research and Promotion Association and Mr. Achim Steiner, Vice Secretary General of United Nations and Executive Director of UNEP sent congratulation letters and addresses. Mr. Chen Zongxing, Vice Chairman of CPPCC, Vice Executive Chairman of the Central Committee of Chinese Peasants and Workers Democratic Party and CECRPA Chairman, MEP Vice Minister Li Ganjie, Mr. Zhu Guangyao, Vice Executive Chairman of CECRPA attended the meeting and gave a speech.
On December 19, the Inception Meeting of the Plan for Accelerating Phasing Out of HFC Industries was held in Shanghai. MEP Vice Minister Zhang Lijun attended the meeting and gave a speech.
On the same day, Ministry of Environmental Protection printed out and distributed the Circular on Strengthening Environment Supervision and Management of Airport Construction Projects.
On December 20, Mr. Li Keqiang, Member of the Standing Committee of CCCPC Political Bureau and Vice Premier of the State Council attended the Seventh National Conference on Environmental Protection and presented an important speech in Beijing. He said, environment is important development resources. Good environment itself is scarce resource. According to the requirements of the theme and mine line during the "12th Five-Year Plan" period, we should comprehensively carry out the spirit of the Central Economic Work Meeting, adhere to environmental protection during development and development during environmental protection, facilitate transformation of economic development mode, raise living standard, lay a sound foundation for long-term steady fast economic development and provide good environment for the public with clean sky and water. At the meeting, entrusted by the State Council, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian signed the signed the emission reduction responsibility document for the "12th Five-Year Plan" period with the heads of the people’s government of 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities, Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps as well as some state-owned big corporations. At the group session in the afternoon, participants seriously studied the spirits of the Meeting and important speech of Vice Premier Li Keqiang, exchanged their experience in environmental protection during the "11th Five-Year Plan" period and presented their plan for the "12th Five-Year Plan" period. The environment leaders of the government of each province (autonomous region and municipality), Xijiang Production and Construction Corps and cities under separate plan of the State Council, leaders of relevant departments of the State Council, the leaders of some big state-owned enterprise, the leaders of reform & development, finance and environmental protection departments of each province (autonomous region and municipality) attended the meeting. Heads of relevant departments from CCCPC, NPC, CPPCC, PLA and armed police attended the meeting at the invitation. The Sixth National Conference on Environmental Protection was held in 2006.
On the same day, Mr. Li Keqiang, Member of the Standing Committee of Political Bureau of CPC and Vice Premier of the State Council met the representatives of national role models of environmental protection collectives and individuals in Beijing. Vice Premier Li Keqiang had a group photo with these role models in environmental protection institutions after the meeting. MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian chaired the meeting.
On December 21, the Seventh National Conference on Environmental Protection was closed in Beijing with a great success. Mr. Ding Xuedong, Vice Secretary General of the State Council chaired the meeting. Leaders from NDRC, Ministry of Finance, Jiangsu Province, Hubei Province and Chongqing Municipality introduced their experience in environmental protection. MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian summarized the meeting.
On the same day, National Meeting on Environmental Protection was held in Beijing. MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian attended the meeting and gave a speech. The meeting was chaired by MEP Vice Minister Pan Yue, Vice ministers Zhang Lijun, Wu Xiaoqing, Zhou Jian and Li Ganjie, Ms. Further Wenjuan, head of Discipline Inspection Group of CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection in MEP, members of MEP Leading Party Members Group Hu Baolin and He Jie (DG of Department of Human Resources), Chief Engineer Wan Bentai and Chief Engineer on Nuclear Safety Xu Qinghua of MEP, as well as MEP former ministerial leaders Mr.  Zhu guangyao, Wang Xinfang, Wang Yuqing and Zeng Xiaodong attended the meeting.
On December 22, On-the-Site Meeting for Extension of Technologies on Reform of Dust Collectors in Thermal Power Plants organized by China Electricity Council was held in Shanghai. Mr. Yu Zhengsheng, Member of Political Bureau of CCCPC and Secretary of Shanghai Municipal Committee of CPC attended the meeting, relevant leaders including MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing addressed the meeting.
On December 26, the Fourth National Meeting on Nuclear and Radiation Safety Supervision was held in Beijing. MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian attended the meeting and gave a speech. Mr. Li Ganjie, MEP Vice Minister and Administrator of National Nuclear Safety Administration chaired the meeting and presented a work report. Mr. He Jie, member of MEP Leading Party members Group and DG of Department of Human Resources and MEP Chief Engineer on Nuclear Safety Xu Qinghua attended the meeting.
On the same day, MEP printed out and distributed the Public Notice on Alteration of Measurement Units for License of Import of Waste Ships.
On December 27, Ministry of Environmental Protection held the 2011 Teleconference on Check and Verification of Reduction of Major Pollutants in Beijing. MEP Vice Minister Zhang Lijun attended the meeting and gave a speech.
On the same day, MEP Environmental Development Center held a workshop in order to learn and carry out the spirit of the Seventh National Conference on Environmental Protection and National Meeting on Environmental protection Work, Mr. Hu Baolin, member of MEP Leading Party Members Group and DG of General Office attended the meeting the gave a report.
On December 28, Ministry of Environmental Protection released the revised Catalogue of Toxic Chemicals under Strict Import & Export Restrictions in China (2012).
On December 29, Ministry of Environmental Protection printed out and distributed the Circular on Strengthening Environment Impact Assessment in West China.
On December 30, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian chaired a MEP executive meeting, which reviewed and passed in principle the Ambient Air Quality Standard, Technical Specifications for Ambient Air Quality Index (AQI) and the program on development of national ambient air quality monitoring network in the "12th Five-Year Plan" period. It listened to the briefings about the development of National Plan for Soil Environment Protection (2011—2015). Vice ministers Pan Yue, Zhang Lijun, Wu Xiaoqing, Zhou Jian and Li Ganjie, Ms. Further Wenjuan, head of Discipline Inspection Group of CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection in MEP, Members of MEP Leading Party Members Group Hu Baolin and He Jie, Chief Engineer Wan Bentai and Chief Engineer on Nuclear Safety Xu Qinghua of MEP attended the meeting.
On the same day, Ministry of Environmental Protection adjusted the code, name of customs goods and certificate name of some goods listed in the Catalogue of Wastes Subject to Import Management, which shall go into effect as of January 1, 2012.


 

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