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Public opinions to be consulted on the measures for the disclosure of environmental information by enterprises and public institutions

The Measures for the Disclosure of Environmental Information by Enterprises and Public Institutions (hereinafter referred to as the Measures), which was drafted by MEP to further promote the disclosure of environmental information by enterprises and public institutions, and enable the disclosure to be more feasible and useful, started to consult public opinions of late.

The Measures stipulate that the major polluters should make public such basic information as the name of the organization, the unified social credit code, legal representative, principal place of business, and contact information; the pollution discharge information such as the name of the main pollutants and feature pollutants, the way of discharge, the concentration and total load of discharged pollutants, the discharge standards, and the excessive discharge; and the construction and operation of pollution control facilities, as well as other environmental information that should be disclosed.

The Measures stipulate that the competent environmental protection departments have the authority to oversee and inspect the disclosure of environmental information by major polluters. The inspected polluters should provide authentic and necessary information. The citizens, legal persons and other organizations that find any major polluter not sharing environmental information as required by law have the right to report the polluter concerned to the competent environmental protection department.

The competent environmental protection department of the State Council shall establish a platform for the enterprises and public institutions to disclose environmental information and provide easy access for the public. The major polluters should make public their environmental information on the platform in a timely manner, and be responsible for the authenticity and accuracy of the environmental information they share.

The government departments, enterprises, public institutions, and individuals may contribute opinions and recommendations on the Measures through the official website of the Ministry. The deadline for the consultation is Sept. 18, 2017.

(This English version is for your reference only.In case any discrepancy exists between the Chinese and English context, the Chinese version shall prevail.)

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