The new air law strengthens online monitoring of enterprise pollution sources in two aspects


Since January 1, 2016, the new Air pollution Prevention and Control Law has been officially implemented, and it is analyzed that the new air Law will strengthen the online monitoring of enterprise pollution sources from two aspects: on the one hand, the new air Law expands the scope of online monitoring information of enterprise pollution sources that should be disclosed; On the other hand, the law further requires gas-related enterprises to truthfully disclose online data, and the quality of data sources can be further guaranteed.

Article 24 of the new version of the Atmospheric Law stipulates that key pollutant discharge units shall install and use automatic monitoring equipment for the discharge of atmospheric pollutants, and network with the monitoring equipment of the competent environmental protection department to ensure the normal operation of monitoring equipment and disclose emission information in accordance with the law.

"Listed companies online monitoring risk List" (hereinafter referred to as the "environmental protection list") project team analyst said, "this means that further expanded the scope of enterprises that should disclose online monitoring data, the future may have more enterprises listed because of public data."

According to the rough statistics of the environmental protection List project team, taking the State control of key air pollutant emission units as an example, there are still 91 listed companies or their affiliates that have not disclosed automatic monitoring information on air pollutant emissions. According to the "National Key monitoring Enterprise Pollution source supervision monitoring and information disclosure Measures (Trial)", these enterprises should have been disclosed as early as the beginning of 2014, but because there is no relevant restraint measures have not been implemented.

According to the new version of the air law, the above enterprises will face punishment pressure. Article 100 of the Law stipulates that if a key pollutant discharging unit fails to disclose or does not disclose the automatic monitoring data truthfully, the competent environmental protection department of the people's government at or above the county level shall order it to make corrections and impose a fine of between 20,000 yuan and 200,000 yuan; Those who refuse to make corrections shall be ordered to stop production for rectification. Project team analysts said, "This is a breakthrough. The public can report the incident and supervise the environmental authorities in enforcing the law."

In addition, from January 1, 2016, all new and operational domestic waste incinerators in the country must implement the pollutant emission limits of the new "Domestic Waste Incineration Pollution Control Standard" (GB18485-2014)(hereinafter referred to as the new standard). The standard raises the emission control requirements for particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, hydrogen chloride, heavy metals and their compounds, dioxins and other pollutants in the flue gas emitted by domestic waste incineration plants. According to reports, in provinces such as Zhejiang and Shandong, where environmental supervision is at the forefront, the operation of domestic waste incineration plants to meet the new standards is also extremely optimistic. Project group analysts said that the tightening of standards will further expose companies with inadequate pollution control equipment.