Marine Environment Protection Law of the People's Republic of China Page: 4
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The coastal local People's Governments at various levels shall, in accordance with the stipulations laid down in
the national and local marine environment quality standards and state of coastal sea area environment quality of
their respective administrative areas, work out targets and tasks in the field of marine environment protection,
channel them into the work plan of the People's Governments and exercise administration in accordance with
corresponding marine environment quality standards.
Article 10 National and local marine environment quality standards shall be one of the important foundations in
working out national and local water pollutant discharge standards. In the key sea areas where the State has
established and put into practice the system to control the total pollution load for sea disposal, the determination
of water pollutant discharge standards shall also take the control standards of the standards to control the total
load of key pollutants for sea disposal as an important basis.
Article 11 All units and individuals practicing direct discharge of pollutants into the sea shall, in accordance with
the State regulations, pay pollutant discharge fees.
Those dumping wastes in the sea shall, in accordance with the State regulations, pay dumping fees.
Pollutant discharge fees and dumping fees levied in accordance with the provisions of this law must be used for
the prevention and control of marine environment pollution and shall not be appropriated for any other purposes.
Specific measures shall be formulated by the State Council.
Article 12 For those in excess of pollutant discharge standards, or failing to accomplish pollutant discharge
reducing tasks within a specified period of time, or resulting in serious marine environment pollution damages, a
deadline shall be set for the elimination or control of the pollution within a certain period of time.
The setting of a deadline shall be determined in accordance with the jurisdiction prescribed by the State Council.
Article 13 The State shall strengthen the research and development of science and technology in the field of
prevention and control of marine environment pollution damages and shall put into practice the elimination
system of those out-of-date production techniques and out-of-date equipment which cause serious marine
environment pollution damages.
Enterprises shall give priority in introducing clean energies and adopting clean production technology with higher
resources utilization ratio and less pollutant discharges, so as to prevent pollution to the marine environment.
Article 14 The competent State administrative department in charge of marine affairs shall, in accordance with
State environmental monitoring and supervisory norms and standards, administer the investigation, monitoring
and supervision of nation-wide marine environment, work out specific measures of implementation, organize
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Standing Committee of the National People's Congress. Marine Environment Protection Law of the People's Republic of China, text, December 25, 1999; Beijing, China. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11931/m1/4/: accessed April 26, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .