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Announcement of Beijing Municipal Bureau of Ecological Environment on Releasing the Detailed Implementation Rules of Beijing Municipality for Classified Management Catalogue of Environmental Impact Assessment of Construction Projects (2019)

2019 No. 28

In accordance with the Environmental Impact Assessment Law of the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of Construction Project Environmental Protection, the Classified Management Catalogue of Environmental Impact Assessment of Construction Projects (No. 44 decree of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, hereinafter referred to as the "Classified Management Catalogue"), and the Decision to Amend some Contents of Classified Management Catalogue of Environmental Impact Assessment of Construction Projects (No. 1 decree of the Ministry of Ecological Environment, hereinafter referred to as the "Amendment List"), and based on the practical situation in Beijing, the Bureau has revised the Detailed Implementation Rules of Beijing Municipality for Classified Management Catalogue of Environmental Impact Assessment of Construction Projects (2018) to formulate the 2019 version (hereinafter referred to as the "Detailed Rules", please refer to Appendix 1), with a view to implementing the reform of "streamlining administrative procedures, delegating powers to lower levels, combining decentralization with control, and optimizing services", further improving the business environment, and making it easier and faster for enterprises and the public to handle affairs. The Announcement is hereby made as follows:

I. Construction units shall strictly draft the environmental impact assessment documents for construction projects in accordance with the requirements of the Classified Management Catalogue, Amendment List and Detailed Rules, and shall not change the categories of environmental impact assessment without authorization.

II. The categories of items listed in the Detailed Rules shall be implemented in accordance with the relevant requirements of the Detailed Rules. For those items not listed in the Detailed Rules, they shall be implemented in accordance with the Classified Management Catalogue and Amendment List.

III. According to the environmental impact of construction projects and the sensitivity of surrounding environment, the requirements for special assessment on engineering analysis, water, atmosphere, noise and environmental risks are put forward in the Detailed Rules as part of the project categories in the environment impact report form. If the ecological environment departments at the district level consider it necessary to carry out a special assessment on the construction projects other than those specified in the Detailed Rules, the ecological environment departments at each district shall put forward suggestions and submit them to Beijing Municipal Ecology and Environment Bureau for approval.

IV. Items not listed in the Classified Management Catalogue, Amendment List and Detailed Rules shall not be included into the environment impact assessment for construction projects in principle. However, construction units shall not be exempted from the responsibility of ecological and environmental protection. Construction units shall comply with the national and municipal ecological environment laws, regulations, standards and relevant technical specifications, and take concrete and effective pollution prevention and control and ecological protection measures to ensure that pollutant discharge meets certain standards and mitigate the adverse impact of projects on the ecological environment during construction and operation. Construction units shall also accept the supervision and management of ecological and environmental departments at all levels.

V. For any construction project whose environmental impact assessment category in the Detailed Rule is adjusted from a report form to a registration form, but cannot go through the registration formalities in the registration system of environmental impact registration form of construction projects, construction units shall fill in the paper version of the Registration Form for the Environmental Impact of Construction Projects (Filed) and the Registration Form for the Environmental Impact of Construction Projects (Return Receipt), and report to the ecological environment bureaus at the district level for filing. Please refer to Appendix 2 for the specific procedures.

VI. If there are any amendments to the laws, regulations and relevant policies involved in the Detailed Rules, the amendments shall apply.

VII. The Detailed Rules shall be subject to the interpretation of Beijing Municipal Ecology and Environment Bureau, and shall be amended and released in a timely manner according to the actual conditions in Beijing.

VIII. The Detailed Rules shall come into effect on January 1, 2020. The Detailed Implementation Rules of Beijing Municipality for Classified Management Catalogue of Environmental Impact Assessment of Construction Projects (2018) (Announcement of Beijing Municipal Bureau of Ecological Environment (2019) No. 3) shall be abolished simultaneously.

Appendix: 1. Detailed Implementation Rules of Beijing Municipality for Classified Management Catalogue of Environmental Impact Assessment of Construction Projects (2019)

2. Paper Filing Procedures for the Impact Registration Form for Construction Projects

Beijing Municipal Bureau of Ecological Environment

December 6, 2019

(This document is made public voluntarily.)

Appendix 1:Classified Management Catalogue of Environmental Impact Assessment of Construction

Appendix 2:Paper Filing Procedures for the Impact Registration Form for Construction Projects