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Changsha city names management
(November 26, 2012, Changsha city people's Government, the 54th Executive meeting January 28, 2013 123th number Changsha city people's Government promulgated as of May 1, 2013) Chapter I General provisions
First in order to strengthen the management of geographical names, geographical names standardization, standardization, and meet the needs of economic and social development and people's life and production, according to the State Council, the Administrative Regulations for Geographical Names and related laws and regulations, combined with the city's actual, these measures are formulated.
Article management of place names within the administrative area of the city, these measures shall apply.
Article names mentioned in these measures refers to as a marked location, geographical entities names of area, including:
(A) the mountains, rivers, springs, caves, lakes, island, island, beaches, wetlands, waterways, topography and other natural geographical entities names;
(B) in counties (cities) names, towns, streets, and other administrative divisions;
(C) village, the community, the names such as mining, forestry, animal husbandry and fishery;
(Iv) community, building, buildings, apartments, shopping malls, villas and residential areas, the building name;
(E) roads, ports, railway stations, airports, reservoirs, dams, power plants and other professional facilities name;
(F) urban roads (bridges and tunnels) municipal transport facilities such as name;
(VII) squares, parks, monuments, sightseeing tours, tourist spots, heritage sites, nature reserves, public cultural and sports venues, facilities and other public places names;
(VIII) other names meaning of names.
Fourth of municipal, district (City) the leadership of the people's Governments shall strengthen the management of geographical names.
Public administration is responsible for the city's geographical names management, County (City) of Home Affairs Department responsible for management of geographical names.
Planning, housing and urban-rural construction, public security, land and natural resources, transportation, and cultural broadcasting news publishing, law enforcement, industry and commerce, tourism and postal departments shall, in accordance with their respective responsibilities, such as geographical names management-related work.
Township people's Governments and neighborhood offices shall cooperate with the good management of geographical names within the area.
Fifth article names work funds and by the relevant government departments are responsible for setting financial, maintenance, administration of place name signs in the budget at the same level, the implementation of earmarked.
Chapter two place names, changed its name and PIN names Naming and renaming of sixth place names shall be in accordance with national, provincial and these rules and regulations.
Without approval, without authorization, no unit or individual is allowed to name names and changed its name.
Have a significant impact on the social and economic life of place names, and generally not changed its name.
Seventh article naming and renaming of geographical names must comply with the following requirements:
(A) shall be without prejudice to the sovereignty, territorial integrity, national dignity and unity of the people;
(B) in accordance with town and country planning, reflecting the local historical, geographical, cultural and economic characteristics, and respect for the wishes of local residents, a proper name means health;
(C) not a people name names, names against national leaders and foreign names, place names and homonyms, similar sounding Word for place names; (D) the specification for Word, easy to understand, avoid using obscure words.
Shall not duplicate or similar place names using homonyms, similar sounding words, and the shape of words;
(V) proper names should generally be consistent with the location name of professional facilities;
(F) comply with the relevant laws, rules, regulations and norms established by the competent administrative Department of geographical names.
Eighth article natural geographic entity of name, except law should by national, and province or superior about sector approved of outside, only involved a a district (City) of, by location Township government, and subdistrict offices proposed application, by District (City) names administrative competent sector audit Hou, reported sibling Government approved; involved two a above district (City) of, by about district (City) Government consultations Hou common proposed application, by city names administrative competent sector audit Hou, reported City Government approved.
Nineth district (City), town, street name, in accordance with the relevant regulations of the State, province, submitted for approval.
Tenth village, the community's name, the Township people's Government to the district or sub-district offices, County (City) names named application to the administrative authority, after verification by the Administrative Department of geographical names by the city, by County (City) place names approved by the Administrative Department.
Names of mining, forestry, animal husbandry and fishery, according to law shall be approved by the relevant departments of the State, province, or by the outside, apply in naming the units to their professional authorities, after they have been agreed by the Administrative Department of geographical names at the same level, by the Department of professional approval. 11th neighborhood, the building's name, management or construction engineering construction company in applying for planning permission or rural construction planning permit, an application shall be submitted to the Administrative Department of geographical names named. Within the city limits, by the competent administrative Department for city names; the County (City) range, by County (City) competent administrative departments of geographical names.
Place names can delegate administrative authority by the Administrative Department in handling relevant documents together for review.
12th professional and public spaces, facilities name, except that shall be approved by the relevant departments of the State, province, or by the foreign, the units name application to its professional authority, after approval by the Administrative Department of geographical names at the same level, by the Department of professional approval. 13th city roads (bridges and tunnels) municipal transport facilities such as the name, except that shall be approved by the State, province, or by the relevant departments, a management unit or units should be carried out before the construction project planning permit, apply to the Administrative Department in charge of naming of geographical names, approval approval of the people's Governments at the same level.
Within the city limits, apply to the municipal administrative departments of geographical names; the County (City) within the scope of, and County (City) place name applications to the competent administrative departments. Article 14th residential, the building changed its name, built by management units, units or owners to apply to the names changed its name to the administrative authorities, in which there are two or more owners, shall obtain the consent of all the owners consent.
Within the city limits, by the municipal administration of geographical names authorities; the County (City) range, by County (City) approval by the Administrative Department of geographical names. Municipal transport infrastructure changed by the management unit or unit to apply to the names changed its name to the administrative authorities, approval approval of the people's Governments at the same level.
Within the city limits, by the municipal administration of geographical names authorities; the County (City) range, by County (City) approval by the Administrative Department of geographical names.
Other place names changed the permissions and procedures in accordance with place names. Application for 15th place names, changed its name, shall submit a written application and fill in the application form for place names, rename.
Application for residential areas, building naming, renaming, should also be submitted to construction land use planning permits and approved planning master plan. Naming of geographical names, changed its name to receive organs should be made from the date of acceptance of the application in the 20th a written decision.
Municipal transport facilities influence significant place names, change name, Agency shall be open to the public for comments or organizing experts and make a written decision within 60 days.
16th due to administrative change, urban and rural construction, natural variations, names changed and other reasons, the original name not necessary, approved by the original place names, changed its name to be cancelled.
17th approved naming, renaming and cancellation of names approval authority shall, from the date of approval in the 10th to the public.
18th specialized authorities, counties (cities) and the district (municipal) administrative departments of geographical names approved naming, renaming and cancellation of names approval authority shall from the date of ratification submitted to the municipal administrative departments of geographical names in the 15th.
19th city and County (City) place names file names and geographical names database should be established by the Administrative Department, updating, publishing information.
Administrative Department of geographical names and the housing and urban-rural construction, public security, planning, land and resources department shall promptly exchange information and share resources. Article 20th place name shall not engage in sponsorship, is absolutely necessary to pay the title, city and County (City) administrative departments of geographical names should be open to the public for comments, organizing public hearings, experts, submitted to the municipal or County (City) people's Government.
Fee name fees included in the financial management of geographical names.
Paid the naming of geographical names and the specific measures, by the municipal administration of geographical names authorities, submitted to the municipal people's Government for approval.
Chapter III standard names
21st in line with provisions on administration of place names, and place names as standard names approved under the law.
Prior to the introduction of these measures by the city and County (City) place names into place names book, still in use by the Administrative Department of geographical names, as standard names.
22nd the following matters relating to place names, you should use the standard names:
(A) the State organs, armed forces, public organizations, enterprises, institutions issuing bulletins, documents, instruments, certificates;
(B) the names of public places and public facilities identified;
(C) the bus stations, rail transportation sites;
(D) press, radio, film and television, journalism in the Internet;
(E) public offering maps and place names of publications;
(F) advertising. 23rd standard geographical names in accordance with national standardized Chinese character writing.
The Roman alphabet spelling of place names, with Chinese phonetic alphabet and spelling rules for the standard set by the State.
24th of municipal, district (municipal) Administrative Department is responsible for the compilation of geographical names of the standard names for administrative publications, to provide standard names.
The fourth chapter name signs and management 25th article of the way article III (c) to (g) listed the names, you should set up name signs.
Other place names, you can set name signs according to actual needs and conditions. Making and setting the name signs shall conform to the national standards and technical specifications.
Names on the place name sign, standard names should be used, and according to the standards of writing Chinese characters, Hanyu Pinyin. Names of buildings identified, shall prepare a house number, building number.
Specific measures for the arrangement, place names shall be formulated by the Administrative Department.
26th place name sign in accordance with the following Division of labour to set up and manage:
(A) the village, Township people's Governments and street name signs responsible for the community;
(B) urban roads (bridges and tunnels) name signs of urban transport facilities by city, County (City) set by the people's Government departments;
(C) other place name sign in accordance with administrative privileges by management units, construction units, or property owner is responsible.
Settings for the place name sign or management shall promptly repair, update, name signs, keep the place name sign in good condition.
27th article this way on articles III (iv) to (vi) and (VII), in squares, parks, public cultural and sports venues of the place name sign, should be completed in the set when the project is completed and incorporated into the general acceptance of building engineering.
Other place name sign shall place name within 60 days of the date of approval set up.
28th administrative departments found to have one of the following geographical names, shall promptly notify the place name sign set up or manage units or sets the management unit should be completed within 60 days from the date of receipt of the notification name signs set up, maintenance or replacement:
(A) should be set, but does not set the place name sign;
(B) does not meet national standards and technical specifications;
(C) has changed its name and cancellation of place names, the names logo has not changed;
(D) the place name sign damaged, illegible or incomplete;
(E) is set improperly.
29th no unit or individual shall not alter, deface, block, overwrite the name signs.
Need to move, remove name signs shall be subject to agreed with the administration of place name signs, reported to the competent administrative departments of geographical names and administrative privileges.
Fifth chapter history geographical names protected
30th district (City) names Administrative Department shall survey the historical place names in the area, establishing historical place names file.
Municipal names administrative departments shall establish evaluation system of historical place names, development of protection of historical place names directory, submitted to the municipal people's Government announced.
31st article protection should insist on the use of geographical names in history, focusing on principles of inheritance, combined with the historical and cultural city protection plan.
Articles 32nd to include protection of historical place names directory names shall not be changed and is still in use.
Included in the protection list of geographical names and names that are not used in history, listing, set up a monument and other measures should be taken to protect it.
Article 33rd place names included in the protection of historical and geographical names list geographic entities involved, requires demolition or removal, except according to the relevant procedures, the city and County (City) construction administrative departments should also be in conjunction with the administrative authorities under protection of geographical names programme on geographical names.
The sixth chapter legal liability
Violation of the provisions of this article 22nd of 34th article, does not use the standard names, by the Administrative Department for name rectification and fined 500 Yuan more than 1000 Yuan fine.
35th disobey article 23rd, is not on the required standards of writing, spelling, names, by the Administrative Department for name rectification and fined 500 Yuan more than 1000 Yuan fine.
Article 36th disobey article 29th, alter, deface, block, overwrite and move without the consent of administration of place name signs, removal of name signs, by the names reinstated as ordered by the Administrative Department and punishable with a penalty of 500 Yuan more than 1000; losses caused, compensation according to law.
37th place name administrative departments and other relevant Administrative Department staff in the management of geographical names of dereliction of duty, abuse of authority or engages, shall be given administrative sanctions.
The seventh chapter by-laws 38th article of the rules take effect on May 1, 2013.
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