Law of the People's Republic of China on Prevention and Control of Pollution From Environmental Noise Page: 2
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Article 5 Local people's governments at various levels shall, when drawing up urban and rural development
plans, give full consideration to the impact of noise emitted by construction projects and regional development
and renovation projects on the living environment of the neighbourhood, make unified plans and rationally
arrange the layout of the function areas and the buildings, in order to prevent or minimize environmental noise
Article 6 The competent administrative department for environmental protection under the State Council shall
exercise unified supervision and administration of the prevention and control of environmental noise pollution
throughout the country.
The competent administrative departments for environmental protection of the local people's governments at or
above the county level shall exercise unified supervision and administration of the prevention and control of
environmental noise pollution within their respective administrative regions.
The competent administrative departments for public security, communications, railways and civil aviation as well
as harbour superintendency administration at various levels shall, within their respective functions and duties,
exercise supervision and administration of the prevention and control of noise pollution by traffic and social
Article 7 All units and individuals shall have the obligation to protect the acoustic environment and shall have the
right to inform against and accuse any unit or individual that pollutes the environment with noise.
Article 8 The State encourages and supports scientific research and technological development relating to the
prevention and control of environmental noise pollution, promotes wide adoption of advanced technologies in this
area and disseminates scientific knowledge about prevention and control of such pollution.
Article 9 The people's governments shall give awards to units and individuals that have achieved outstanding
successes in preventing and controlling environmental noise pollution.
CHAPTER II SUPERVISION AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF
ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE POLLUTION
Article 10 The competent administrative department for environmental protection under the State Council shall
establish national standards for acoustic environmental quality for different function areas.
Local people's governments at or above the county level shall, in accordance with the national standards for
acoustic environmental quality, divide their respective administrative regions into different zones for application of
different standards for acoustic environmental quality and exercise control accordingly.
Article 11 The competent administrative department for environmental protection under the State Council shall, in
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Standing Committee of the National People's Congress. Law of the People's Republic of China on Prevention and Control of Pollution From Environmental Noise, text, October 29, 1996; Beijing, China. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12065/m1/2/: accessed March 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .