China China sets new technical guidelines on self-monitoring for six industries

Including battery, rubber and plastic products industries

On November 13, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China released six “Self-Monitoring Technical Guidelines for Pollution Sources” below . These guidelines will come into force on January 1,2022.

    • Self-Monitoring Technical Guidelines for Pollution Sources –Battery Industry (HJ/1204-2021)
    • Self-Monitoring Technical Guidelines for Pollution Sources –Solid Waste Incineration (HJ/1205-2021)
    • Self-Monitoring Technical Guidelines for Pollution Sources –Wood-Based Panel Industry (HJ/1206-2021)
    • Self-Monitoring Technical Guidelines for Pollution Sources –Rubber and Plastic Products Industry (HJ/1207-2021)
    • Self-Monitoring Technical Guidelines for Pollution Sources –Non-Ferrous Metal Metallurgy –Secondary Non-Ferrous Metal Industry (HJ/1208-2021)
    • Technical guidelines of soil and groundwater self-monitoring for industry enterprises (Trial) (HJ/1209-2021)

Among these, overviews such as application scopes of Self-Monitoring Technical Guidelines for Pollution Sources –Battery Industry (HJ/1204-2021) and Technical Guidelines of Soil and Groundwater Self-Monitoring for Industrial Enterprises (Trial) (HJ/1209-2021) are as follows.

Self-Monitoring Technical Guidelines for pollution sources –Battery industry (HJ/1204-2021)

The guideline applies to self-monitoring of water pollutants, air pollutants, noise and the impact on quality of surrounding environment during the production of battery manufactures, including lead-acid batteries, cadmium nickel batteries, hydrogen nickel batteries, iron nickel batteries, zinc manganese batteries, zinc silver batteries, zinc air batteries, lithium batteries, lithium-ion batteries, solar cells, fuel cells and other battery manufactures.

Manufactures have to make monitoring schemes to clarify the sources of pollutants, pollutant indicators and the potential risks. In addition, monitoring facilities have to be installed and maintained, the self-monitoring has to be carried out in accordance with the monitoring scheme, and the data have to be recorded, stored and made public.

Locations, frequencies and indicators of self-monitoring for each type of battery manufactures are specified in the guideline, manufactures have to follow with relevant provisions corresponding to their production.

Technical Guidelines of Soil and Groundwater Self-Monitoring for Industrial Enterprises (Trial) (HJ/1209-2021)

The guideline stipulates the basic requirements such as general requirements, making monitoring scheme, sampling, storage, delivery, analysis, and creating monitoring results report of soil and groundwater self-monitoring for industry enterprises. Appendix A to Appendix D of the standard are informative appendices.

The guideline is only applied to the soil and groundwater self-monitoring for key soil pollution supervision and management entities(*). The soil and groundwater self-monitoring for others can refer to the guideline.

(*) The lists of key soil pollution supervision and management entities are released by local ecology and environment agencies.

 

For the original text of the above six guidelines, please refer to the following URL (in simplified Chinese).
https://www.mee.gov.cn/xxgk2018/xxgk/xxgk01/202111/t20211119_961016.html