Japan, MOE revises provisional effluent standard of nitrogen

Partially Revising the Ministerial Ordinance for Establishing Effluent Standard

On September 24, 2021, the Ministry of the Environment of Japan promulgated the above ministerial ordinance. The ordinance will be enforced from October 1, 2021. This revision is to establish …

Japan, MOE revises provisional effluent standard of zinc

Partially Revising the Ministerial Ordinance for Establishing Effluent Standard, etc.

On September 24, 2021, the Ministry of the Environment of Japan promulgated a ministerial ordinance to revise effluent standard. The ordinance will be enforced from December 11, 2021. This revision …

Laos publishes a regulation on pollution control

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Lao PDR established “Decision on the Pollution Control No. 1687/MONRE” on 7 April 2021 and announced in the official gazette on 12 July …

Vietnam amends penalty rules over environmental violations

New decree issued to amend and supplement the Decree No. 155/2016/ND-CP on administrative penalties in the field of environmental protection

On May 21, 2021, the Vietnamese government promulgated the Decree No. 55/2021/ND-CP on the Amendments and Supplements to the Decree No. 155/2016/ND-CP on Administrative Penalties for Violations in the Field …

MOE of Japan Starts Study on Water Quality Control of PFHxS

The draft policy for the water quality control of PFHxS is presented against the background of the latest developments in the POPs Convention

On February 26, 2021, the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) deliberated on the revision of the environmental standard values for hexavalent chromium and the position of Perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid (PFHxS) in the …

Attempts to Introduce Bioplastics in Japan

MOE of Japan started further promotion of environmentally friendly design with bioplastics

On January 28, 2021, the Ministry of Environment (MOE) of Japan held the 8th joint meeting about plastic resource recycling. As a result of this joint meeting, a report titled …

Laos regulates PCB contaminated transformers and wastes

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Lao PDR established “Decision on the On the Management and Monitoring, Treatment, Disposal of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in the Transformer No. 5925/MONRE” on …

Beijing issues standards on carbon emission calculation

Subject to 6+ industries

The Beijing Administration for Market Regulation on December 24, 2020 published local standards collectively called Carbon Dioxide Emission Calculation and Reporting Requirements for the following 6+ industries. All the standards …

China passes draft regulations on the Pollutant Emission Permit

strengthen penalties by stipulating classification management based on pollutant emissions

At the State Council Executive Meeting of China held on December 9, 2020, the “Administrative Regulations on the Pollutant Emission Permit (Draft)” was passed. The draft was released in November, …

China publishes National Hazardous Waste List 2021

On November 25, 2020, five Chinese government agencies and departments, including the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, jointly published the National Hazardous Waste List 2021. This revised list takes effect …

India undertakes incentives for mitigating air pollution

On November 22, 2019, India’s Press Information Bureau reported that central government has undertaken various regulatory measures for prevention, control and abatement of air pollution. For instance, Action Plans for …