Marine Environment Protection Law of the People's Republic of China Page: 5
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nation-wide marine environment monitoring and supervision network in conjunction with relevant departments,
handle assessment of marine environment quality at regular intervals and release sea cruise supervision
Departments invested by this law with power to conduct marine environment supervision and administration shall
be responsible for the monitoring and supervision of the water areas under their respective jurisdiction.
Other relevant departments shall, in accordance with the division of work of nation-wide marine environment
monitoring network, be respectively responsible for the mouths of rivers that empty into the sea and main
pollutant discharge outlets.
Article 15 Relevant departments of the State Council shall provide the competent administrative department in
charge of environment protection under the State Council with necessary marine environment monitoring data for
the compilation of national environment quality bulletins. The competent administrative department in charge of
environmrnent protection shall provide relevant departments with data relating to marine environment supervision
Article 16 The competent State administrative department in charge of marine affairs shall, in accordance with
environment monitoring and supervision information management system formulated by the State, be
responsible for the management of comprehensive marine information system and render services to the
supervision and administration of marine environment protection.
Article 17 Any unit and individual causing or potentially resulting in marine environment pollution because of
accidents or other contingency must immediately adopt effective measures, timely inform those potentially
endangered, report to the department invested by this law with power to conduct marine environment supervision
and administration and be subject to investigation and handling. Coastal local People's Governments above the
County level must, at a time when the offshore environment within their administration endangered by serious
pollution, adopt effective measures to eliminate or decrease pollution damage.
Article 18 The State shall, in accordance with the necessity to prevent marine environment pollution, draw up
State contingency plans to deal with major Marine pollution accidents.
The competent State administrative department in charge of marine affairs shall be responsible for drawing up
State contingency plans to deal with major oil spill accidents on the sea caused by offshore oil exploration and
exploitation and submit the plans to the competent administrative department in charge of environment
protection in the State Council for the record.
The competent State administrative department in charge of maritime affairs shall be responsible for drawing up
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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/m1/5/: accessed May 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .