The long-awaited revision of the "Measures for New Chemical Substances Environmental Management" (hereafter refer as “Measures”) has made new progress.
On February 17, Ganjie Li, the Minister of Ecology and Environment (MEE), presided over a meeting of MEE to review and adopt principally on Regulations such as “Ecological Environment Monitoring ordinance (Draft)”, the “ordinance on the Safety and Protection of Radioisotopes and Radiation Devices (Draft Amendment)” and The "Measures for New Chemical Substances Environmental Management". will report on the development of the "Interim Measures for the Identification of Responsible Persons for Soil Pollution on Construction Land" and the "Interim Measures for the Identification of Responsible Persons for Soil Pollution on Agricultural Land".
The meeting pointed out that the environmental management registration of new chemical substances is an internationally accepted chemical environmental management system. The revision of the "Measure" is a concrete step to implement the requirements of the central government and the State Council for "simplifying administration and decentralization" and deepening the reform to "streamline administration, delegate powers, and improve regulation and services". The revised “Measure” pays more attention to aligning with international situations, optimizing the adjustment of application type settings, reducing the requirements for registration data, helping to reduce the burden on enterprises and administrative approvals, and also helping to clarify the environmental management responsibilities of new chemical substances and improve management efficiency.
Based on the responsibilities of MEE and the positioning of environmental risk prevention and control, adhere to the principle of "source access, risk prevention, and classified management" to promote the production, import, research, and use of new green chemicals, and promote the industrial green upgrade. It is necessary to strengthen the publicity and interpretation of the “Measures”, make the relevant supporting guideline documents, and ensure the smooth transition and effective implementation of the new and current “Measures”.
CNCIC expects that the revised “Measures" will be issued in the near future, and we will pay close attention.
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