Law of the People's Republic of China on Prevention and Control of Pollution From Environmental Noise Page: 3
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Environmental Laws ji, 3/12
accordance with the national standards for acoustic environmental quality and the State's economic and
technological conditions, fix national limits for environmental noise emission.
Article 12 When determining the layout of buildings, urban planning departments shall, in accordance with the
national standards for acoustic environmental quality and the sound insulation design standards for civil
architecture, decide on the rational distance between the structures and the traffic trunk lines in order to keep the
structures away form noise as well as the requirements on planning and design accordingly.
Article 13 Every project under construction, renovation or expansion must conform to the regulations of the State
governing environmental protection.
Where a construction project might cause environmental noise pollution, the unit undertaking the project must
prepare an environmental impact statement which includes the measures it takes to prevent and control such
pollution, and submit it, following the procedures prescribed by the State, to the competent administrative
department for environmental protection for approval.
The environmental impact statement shall include the comments and suggestions of the units and residents in
the place where the construction project is located.
Article 14 Facilities for prevention and control of environmental noise pollution must be designed, built and put
into use simultaneously with the main part of a construction project.
Before a construction project is put into production or use, its facilities for prevention and control of environmental
noise pollution must be inspected by the competent administrative department for environmental protection that
originally approved the environmental impact statement; if such facilities fail to meet the requirements of the
State, the construction project may not be put into production or use.
Article 15 Enterprises and institutions that produce environmental noise pollution must maintain normal operation
of the facilities for prevention and control of such pollution; whoever intends to dismantle or leave idle such
facilities must report the matter in advance to the competent administrative department for environmental
protection of the local people's government at or above the county level for approval.
Article 16 Units that produce environmental noise pollution shall take measures to control it and pay fees for
excessive emission of such pollution according to the regulations of the State.
The fees collected from excessive emission of pollution must be used for prevention and control of pollution and
may not be appropriated for any other use.
Article 17 Any enterprise or institution that produces serious environmental noise pollution in an area where
noise-sensitive structures are concentrated shall be ordered to control the pollution within a time limit.
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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/m1/3/: accessed March 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .