Notice of the State Council: From October 1, EIA qualification will be canceled!
The State Council promulgated the "Decision of the State Council on Amending the Regulations on the Administration of Environmental Protection of Construction Projects" by Order No. 682 of the State Council, which will come into force on October 1, 2017.
According to the new and old "Regulations", the new "Regulations" have made major changes in the following aspects: one is to delete the "environmental assessment unit qualification" clause and cancel the qualification certificate review system requirements; the second is to cancel the completion of the environmental protection acceptance administrative license, The main body of the completion acceptance is adjusted from the environmental protection department to the construction unit; the third is to add the "no approval situation" clause to clarify the EIA approval requirements; the fourth is to clarify the legal status of environmental impact technical assessment; the fifth is to cancel the "requirements during trial production". Six is to further increase the illegal punishment and accountability.
At the same time, other contents that are inconsistent with the new EIA Law and the Environmental Protection Law have also been revised, such as simplifying the cross-function and pre-approval, and changing the environmental impact registration form from the approval system to the filing system.
It is worth noting that the new "Regulations" do not clarify the status of environmental supervision, do not mention the requirements for environmental supervision of construction projects, and at the same time, there is no clear requirement for the connection between the environmental assessment and the pollutant discharge permit system.