by Brittany Palmer and Brianna McHugh
The Shandong Province has issued the Air Pollution Prevention Act in order to combat air pollution, protect and improve the atmospheric environment, protect public health, promote the construction of ecological civilization, and promote sustainable economic and social development. The Act is in concurrence with the People's Republic of China Environmental Protection Law, the People's Republic of China Air Pollution Prevention Act, and other laws in the province.
Contents of the legislation include emission standards, encouragement for updating manufacturing technology, plans to retire or transform high polluting enterprises, zoning laws, traffic control, and penalty standards.
The Act will come into effect on November 1, 2016, while the 2001 Shandong Implementation of the PRC Air Pollution Prevention Act will be repealed.