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Guangzhou City Releases Notice to Strengthen Environmental Management of General Industrial Solid Waste


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2023-05-22

In order to improve the environmental management level of general industrial solid waste, promote the construction of a "waste free city" in Guangzhou, and prevent environmental risks, the Guangzhou Ecological Environment Bureau recently issued a notice on strengthening the environmental management of general industrial solid waste.

Notice of Guangzhou Ecological Environment Bureau on Strengthening the Environmental Management of General Industrial Solid Waste
 
Suihuan [2023] No. 49


 
Each branch of the Municipal Ecological Environment Bureau and relevant units:
 
In order to implement the requirements of laws and regulations such as the Solid Waste Law of the People's Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Solid Waste (hereinafter referred to as the Solid Waste Law) and the Guangdong Provincial Regulations on the Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Solid Waste, improve the environmental management level of general industrial solid waste in our city, promote the construction of a "waste free city" in our city, and prevent environmental risks, the relevant requirements are hereby notified as follows:
 
1、 Fulfill the main responsibility and establish a sound system
 
Units that generate general industrial solid waste (hereinafter referred to as waste producing units) should strictly implement the main responsibility for pollution prevention and control, establish and improve a pollution prevention and control responsibility system for the entire process of production, collection, storage, transportation, utilization, and disposal of general industrial solid waste, clarify the person in charge and specific responsible persons, refine work responsibilities, strengthen job training, and be familiar with relevant laws and regulations on environmental management of general industrial solid waste Standards, norms, systems.
 
2、 Standardize the establishment of ledger and carry out declaration in accordance with the law
 
Waste producing units should analyze the generation of solid waste from aspects such as raw and auxiliary materials and products, production processes, etc., determine the types of solid waste, and establish a management ledger in accordance with the "Guidelines for the Development of General Industrial Solid Waste Management Ledger (Trial)" (Announcement No. 82 of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment in 2021), truthfully recording the types, quantities, flow directions, storage, utilization, disposal, and other information of general industrial solid waste generated, Responsible for the authenticity, completeness, and standardization of the recorded information in the ledger, and accurately declare through the Guangdong Solid Waste Environmental Supervision Information Platform before March 15th each year. Ensure that general industrial solid waste is traceable and searchable.
 
3、 Carry out source reduction and encourage self built facilities
 
Waste producing units should conduct clean production audits in accordance with the law, reasonably select and utilize raw materials, energy, and other resources, adopt advanced production processes and equipment, reduce the production of general industrial solid waste, and reduce its harmfulness. At the same time, encourage units with high waste production and conditions to build general industrial solid waste utilization and disposal facilities themselves, promote resource utilization and harmless disposal, and provide socialized services in accordance with the law based on the actual utilization and disposal capacity. The construction of solid waste utilization and disposal facilities should carry out environmental impact assessment in accordance with the law and comply with relevant national regulations on environmental protection management of construction projects.
 
4、 Strengthen storage management to ensure environmental safety
 
Waste producing units shall construct general industrial solid waste storage facilities in accordance with relevant requirements such as the "Standard for Pollution Control of General Industrial Solid Waste Storage and Landfill" (GB18599-2020), implement environmental protection requirements such as leakage prevention, rain prevention, and dust prevention, store waste in zones according to the types of waste, and post environmental protection graphic signs in prominent positions that meet the requirements of the "Environmental Protection Graphical Signs - Solid Waste Storage (Disposal) Sites" (GB15562.2). Encourage waste producing units with conditions to set up video surveillance and intelligent weighing equipment at key points such as production and storage sites and scale locations to improve the accuracy of ledger recording information. General industrial solid waste that is temporarily not utilized or cannot be utilized should be safely stored in storage facilities by the waste producing unit. The storage capacity should meet the actual waste production needs, and it is not allowed to dump, stack, discard, or scatter it without authorization. It is also prohibited to dispose of it in domestic waste collection facilities.
 
5、 Standardize utilization and disposal, with legal and compliant procedures
 
When a waste producing unit entrusts others to transport, utilize, and dispose of general industrial solid waste, it shall verify the business scope, license information, process facilities, environmental assessment documents, technical capabilities, and environmental management level of the entrusted party, sign a written contract in accordance with the law, and specify the requirements for pollution prevention and control in the contract. If the trustee is a collection unit, it should further verify the final utilization and disposal destination of the collected waste by that unit to ensure the safe disposal of the waste. For the transfer of general industrial solid waste for use outside the province, it should be registered through the Guangdong Provincial Solid Waste Environmental Supervision Information Platform before the transfer. For the transfer of general industrial solid waste for storage and disposal outside the province, a permit for cross provincial transfer of solid waste should be applied for in accordance with the law, and the transfer can only be carried out after obtaining approval. Encourage the disposal of general industrial solid waste to units with subject qualifications and technical capabilities in this city, in order to reduce transportation environmental risks.
 
6、 Strengthen supervision and management, strictly investigate illegal activities
 
Each branch of the Municipal Ecological Environment Bureau should strengthen the environmental supervision of units responsible for the generation, storage, utilization, and disposal of general industrial solid waste in their jurisdiction, urge relevant units to conscientiously implement the requirements of environmental management systems, and address environmental violations such as failure to establish accounts according to regulations, failure to truthfully report, illegal dumping, and handing over general industrial solid waste to units without subject qualifications and technical capabilities for utilization and disposal found in daily inspections and law enforcement, Strictly investigate and punish according to law.
 


 
Guangzhou Ecological Environment Bureau
 
April 24, 2023

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