Recently, Shanxi Province has promulgated Regulations on the Prevention and Control of Air Pollution in Shanxi Province (Amendment). These Regulations” set forth a number of “stunning” strict regulations on the pollution prevention and control, which can be said to be “the most stringent in history”. As local governments show mutual reference characteristics in terms of policy making across China, it is expected that similar policies will be used for reference and put into practice in other provinces and cities. Chinese environmental protection trend will be ever-increasingly austere in 2019.
?? People’s governments at county (city and district) levels may delineate the scope of coal burning prohibition zones
?? Renovation, transformation, relocation or exit should be completed within deadline
?? Target-oriented responsibility system and assessment system should be implemented for air pollution prevention and control
?? Motor vehicles on the road with nonstandard emission will be punished
?? Prevention and control of other pollutions (such as flying dust) will be strengthened
?? Production, construction and transportation in time slots other than peak hours can be carried out in seasons when severe pollution weather dominates
?? Industrial enterprises, which are included in the list of emergency emission reductions under severe pollution weather, should prepare their own emergency response plans