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@Furniture companies, pay attention to these environmental violations!


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2023-08-30

In order to assist furniture manufacturing enterprises in improving their environmental management level and adhere to the support of high-quality ecological environment for high-quality development, this paper takes recent cases as the starting point to sort out common environmental violations in furniture manufacturing enterprises, including incomplete environmental protection procedures, non-standard use of raw and auxiliary materials, illegal discharge and leakage, excessive discharge, and non-standard management of hazardous waste. We hope that furniture manufacturing enterprises will pay special attention and conduct comprehensive self inspection and rectification.

In order to assist furniture manufacturing enterprises in improving their environmental management level and adhere to the support of high-quality ecological environment for high-quality development, this paper takes recent cases as the starting point to sort out common environmental violations in furniture manufacturing enterprises, including incomplete environmental protection procedures, non-standard use of raw and auxiliary materials, illegal discharge and leakage, excessive discharge, and non-standard management of hazardous waste. We hope that furniture manufacturing enterprises will pay special attention and conduct comprehensive self inspection and rectification.

 

Case 1

Pollutant discharge permit expired but not renewed

 

Overview of the case

A hardware furniture factory engaged in surface treatment and processing of metal furniture did not apply for extension after the expiration of the pollution discharge permit, and continued to produce and discharge pollutants.

 

Processing results

According to Article 33 (2) of the Regulations on the Administration of Pollutant Discharge Permits, rectification shall be ordered in accordance with the law and a fine of RMB 200000 shall be imposed.
Legal link

If the provisions of Article 33 (2) of the Regulations on the Administration of Pollutant Discharge Permits violate the provisions of these Regulations, and the pollutant discharging unit commits one of the following acts, the ecological environment regulatory department shall order it to rectify or restrict production, suspend production and rectify, and impose a fine of not less than 200000 yuan but not more than 1 million yuan; If the circumstances are serious, with the approval of the people's government with approval power, it shall be ordered to suspend business or close down: (2) If the validity period of the pollution discharge permit expires without applying for extension or if the application for extension is not approved, pollutants shall be discharged.

 

Case inspiration

Pollutant discharging units should pay attention to the validity period of the pollution discharge permit, apply for the extension of the pollution discharge permit in advance, and shall not produce and discharge pollutants without applying for extension or approval upon the expiration of the validity period of the pollution discharge permit.

 

Case 2

Batch water and oil

 

Overview of the case

A certain furniture enterprise is engaged in the manufacturing of painted wooden furniture, and the volatile organic compounds (VOC) content of the paint used in the painting process of the surface oil room exceeds the regulations.

Processing results

According to Article 108 (2) of the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Air Pollution, correction shall be ordered in accordance with the law and a fine of RMB 20000 shall be imposed.

 

Legal link

Article 108 (2) of the "Law of the People's Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Air Pollution" stipulates that anyone who violates the provisions of this Law and commits one of the following acts shall be ordered to make corrections by the competent ecological environment department of the people's government at or above the county level, and shall be fined not less than 20000 yuan but not more than 200000 yuan; Those who refuse to make corrections shall be ordered to stop production for rectification: (2) Industrial coating enterprises that have not used low volatile organic compound content coatings or have not established or maintained a ledger.

 

Case inspiration

Sprayed furniture enterprises should use raw and auxiliary materials in accordance with the requirements of the environmental impact assessment, and should not "batch water and oil" or "batch less and use more".

 

Case Three

Escaping regulation

 

Overview of the case

The supporting exhaust gas treatment facilities during the production process of a certain furniture enterprise were not opened, in order to evade regulation and discharge atmospheric pollutants.

Processing results

According to Article 99 (3) of the Air Pollution Prevention and Control Law of the People's Republic of China, correction shall be ordered in accordance with the law and a fine of RMB 100000 shall be imposed.

 

Legal link

Article 99 (3) of the "Law of the People's Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Air Pollution" stipulates that anyone who violates the provisions of this Law and commits one of the following acts shall be ordered by the ecological environment regulatory department of the people's government at or above the county level to make corrections, restrict production, suspend production for rectification, and shall also be fined not less than 100000 yuan but not more than one million yuan; If the circumstances are serious, with the approval of the people's government with approval power, it shall be ordered to suspend business or close down: (3) Discharging atmospheric pollutants by evading supervision.

 

Case inspiration

Sprayed furniture enterprises should regularly inspect and maintain exhaust gas treatment facilities, and there should be no behavior of stealing or leaking emissions.

 

Case 4

Non enclosed space painting

 

Overview of the case

A furniture company conducts a manual paint cleaning process in the oil grinding area, and the exhaust gas containing volatile organic compounds is naturally discharged into the external environment through the workshop.

Processing results

According to Article 108 (1) of the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Air Pollution, correction shall be ordered in accordance with the law and a fine of RMB 30000 shall be imposed.

 

Legal link

Article 108 (1) of the "Law of the People's Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Air Pollution" stipulates that anyone who violates the provisions of this Law and commits one of the following acts shall be ordered to make corrections by the competent ecological environment department of the people's government at or above the county level, and shall be fined not less than 20000 yuan but not more than 200000 yuan; Those who refuse to make corrections shall be ordered to stop production and rectify: (1) Production and service activities that generate volatile organic waste gas are not carried out in enclosed spaces or equipment, pollution prevention and control facilities are not installed or used in accordance with regulations, or measures to reduce waste gas emissions are not taken.

 

Case inspiration

The painting process should be carried out in enclosed spaces or equipment, and should not be carried out in non enclosed spaces such as oil grinding areas or open paint spraying rooms.

 

Case 5

Excessive emissions

 

Overview of the case

A furniture enterprise neglected environmental management, and activated carbon and spray water were not replaced for a long time. They exceeded the emission standards for atmospheric pollutants and emitted them. The average measured emission concentrations of toluene and xylene at the discharge outlet, as well as total VOCs, were 183mg/m3 and 436mg/m3, respectively, exceeding 8.2 and 13.5 times the standards.

Processing results

According to Article 99 (2) of the Air Pollution Prevention and Control Law of the People's Republic of China, correction shall be ordered in accordance with the law and a fine of RMB 130000 shall be imposed.

 

Legal link

Article 99 (2) of the "Law of the People's Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Air Pollution" stipulates that anyone who violates the provisions of this Law and commits one of the following acts shall be ordered by the ecological and environmental competent department of the people's government at or above the county level to make corrections or limit production, suspend production and rectify, and shall also be fined not less than 100000 yuan but not more than 1 million yuan; If the circumstances are serious, with the approval of the people's government with approval power, it shall be ordered to suspend business or close down: (2) Those who discharge atmospheric pollutants beyond the emission standards of atmospheric pollutants or the total emission control indicators of key atmospheric pollutants.

 

Case inspiration

Sprayed furniture enterprises should regularly replace the activated carbon and spray solution (water) of exhaust gas treatment facilities, and entrust qualified units to dispose of the replaced activated carbon and spray solution (water).

 

Case 6

Unstandardized management of hazardous waste

 

Overview of the case

A furniture company will stack waste paint barrels and paint residues generated from the spray painting process in the open air at the entrance of the factory building, with a total weight of about 2.5 tons.

Processing results

According to the provisions of Article 112, Paragraph 1, Paragraph 6 and Paragraph 2 of the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Solid Waste, rectification shall be ordered in accordance with the law, and a fine of RMB 100000 shall be imposed.

 

Legal link

Article 112, Paragraph 1, Paragraph 6 and Paragraph 2 of the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Solid Waste. Those who violate the provisions of this Law and commit one of the following acts shall be ordered to make corrections, fined, and their illegal gains shall be confiscated by the competent ecological and environmental department; If the circumstances are serious, with the approval of the people's government with approval power, it may be ordered to suspend business or close down: (6) Failure to store, utilize, or dispose of hazardous waste in accordance with national environmental protection standards, or mixing hazardous waste with non hazardous waste for storage; For any of the acts mentioned in the first, second, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, twelfth, or thirteenth items of the preceding paragraph, a fine of not less than 100000 yuan but not more than one million yuan shall be imposed.

 

Case inspiration

Spraying furniture enterprises should store hazardous waste such as waste paint barrels and paint residues in temporary hazardous waste storage rooms, and implement measures such as ventilation, rain prevention, and leakage prevention.

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