Zhejiang Provincial Geographical Names Management

Original Language Title: 浙江省地名管理办法

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Zhejiang Provincial geographical names management

    (December 18, 2012 order No. 309, Zhejiang Province people's Government promulgated as of February 1, 2013) Chapter I General provisions

    First in order to strengthen the management of geographical names, geographical names standardization, standardization, production life of the people, meet the needs of economic and social development, in accordance with the relevant provisions of laws and regulations, combined with the facts of the province, these measures are formulated. Second approach applies to the management of geographical names within the administrative area of the province.

    Marine geographical names management, provisions of national and provincial, from its provisions. 

    Names mentioned in these measures refers to public instruction has a specific location or geographic area geographic entity name.

    Article names should follow the standardization requirements, taking into account the history and current situation, respecting the wishes of the people, keep the stability and continuity of place names, protecting and inheriting the excellent geographical names culture, improve the level of public services.

    Fourth people's Governments above the county level shall strengthen the management of geographical names of organization and leadership, establish and improve the management of geographical names work coordination mechanism, to include requirements for the management of geographical names in the financial budgets.

    The township (town) people, neighborhood offices shall, in accordance with responsibilities under the names work.

    Fifth civil affairs departments above the county level people's Governments are geographical names authorities, responsible for the administration of geographical names management specific names agencies established by law may be entrusted.

    The people's Government above the county level transportation, housing and urban-rural development, agriculture, forestry, water resources, tourism, environmental protection, the Administration for industry and commerce, public security and other relevant departments are responsible for the areas of responsibility within the management of geographical names.

    Finance, land and resources, the people's Governments above the county level culture, file management, and other relevant departments according to their respective duties to names work.

    Article sixth people's Governments and their civil affairs departments above the county level shall organize the survey's geographical names cultural heritage established geographical names cultural heritage, to take effective measures to protect.

    Seventh people's Government above the county level and their departments of Civil Affairs and the relevant authorities in the management of geographical names, shall establish and improve mechanisms such as public participation, expert advice, and listen to the views of the public and experts.

    Chapter names planning and naming standards Article eighth city, towns, place names shall be compiled plan. Cities planning by the city divided into districts, counties (cities) the Department organized relevant departments, and reported to the people's Governments at the corresponding level for approval promulgation and implementation.

    Geographic name plan formulated by the people's Government of the town, the County (city, district) after the Home Department, and County (city, district) people's Government promulgated after approval.

    Planning should include the principles of geographical names, toponymic system and space layout, road names, places, signs, place names cultural heritage protection, and so on. Nineth place name planning should be to cities and towns based on explicit content as the General plans.

    Detailed plans relating to place names of cities and towns should be dovetailed with the geographic name plan determines the name of; Planning Department shall seek civil affairs departments at the same level.

    Industry, agriculture, water conservancy, transportation, land use, tourism planning, involving place names should be dovetailed with the geographic name plan determines the name of; relevant competent authorities shall consult the civil affairs departments at the same level.

    Tenth Article naming should be consistent with the names of the place name planning requirements, reflecting the local historical, cultural, geographical and other characteristics, meaning health, shall be without prejudice to the sovereignty, territorial integrity and the public interest.

    11th place names should be named with a name.

    A name, one writing, should be standardized.

    12th place names should be named its franchise.

    Derived place names shall be coordinated with names containing administrative regions, areas or roads (including streets, lanes, bridges, tunnels, railway lines, the same below) name, should be in the administrative regions or areas within or along the road.

    The township (town) people, street names must not use of township (town) people resident, non-street where the street name.

    Place name meaning stations, ports, terminals, the airport, the name should match the name and location of the reservoir. Use buildings, apartments, gardens, manors, villas, centres, projects, such as universal-residential (buildings), buildings, should be compatible with the generic term covers an area of, condition of total floor space, height, ratio of green space and function.

    Residential district (building), building universal-use standards formulated by the provincial Civil Affairs Department. 13th not a people name names.

    Prohibits the use of name of State leaders and foreign place names and for the names of people.

    14th following names shall not be the same name, and avoid using approximate, easily confused with the name:

    (A) administrative regions of the province and an important natural geographical entities names;

    (B) the same counties (cities, districts) within the community, (c) the name of the jurisdiction of the Commission;

    (C) the same townships (towns) in the village name;

    (D) in the same cities, towns, roads, residential (building), a building name.

    15th article names should use standard Chinese characters, avoid using obscure or ambiguous words.

    The Roman alphabet spelling of Chinese geographical names should be in accordance with the development of and the implementation of the rules of Chinese phonetic alphabet spelling of Chinese geographical names.

    Ethnic Chinese translations of place names and language names, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the State.

    Third-place names, changed its name and marketing programs

    16th mountain, rivers, lakes, inland Island natural geographic entity, such as name, be named by the civil affairs departments above the county level people's Governments; TRANS, from neighboring departments of civil affairs at a higher level in the home sector reported to be named.

    17th administrative name, by applying for the establishment of the administrative divisions of people's Government, has the right to approve the Government approved the establishment of administrative divisions together to determine according to law.

    Community, the village (neighborhood) name of the jurisdiction of the Commission, by applying for the establishment of community and village (neighborhood) Committee of township (town) people's Governments or neighborhood offices suggested that counties (cities, districts), civil affairs departments for review, County (city, district) Government in accordance with law approved the establishment of the community, the village (neighborhood) Committee when established.

    Industrial or development zones, bonded zones, scenic spots, nature reserves and other names, by applying for the establishment of the zone's administrative body, the competent departments to seek civil affairs departments at the same level, after reported to have approved the right to Executive with the approval of the establishment of the District together with OK.

    Village names by Township (town) people's Governments or neighborhood offices apply the County (city, district) after the Home Department, and County (city, district) people's Government for approval.

    18th article railway, and highway, and channel, and port, and ferry, and station, and airport, and reservoir, and dam, and seawall, and sluice, and power station, and communications base station, and Park, and public square, has names meaning of professional facilities name, by construction units or about professional competent sector sought sibling home sector views Hou, reported has approval right of professional competent sector in law approved construction professional facilities Shi together determine. 19th article new road, names planning has determine name of, units or about competent sector in application project Shi should using names planning determine of name, and in built delivered using Qian to set district of city, and County (City) home sector handle official named procedures; not determine name of, units or about competent sector should in application project Shi proposed road pre named programme and sought set district of city, and County (City) home sector views Hou determine and using pre named of name, in built delivered using Qian to set district of city, and

    The County (City) Civil Affairs Department official naming procedure. Path nameless have been built, the city divided into districts, County (City) civil affairs departments to be named.

    City divided into districts, counties (cities) civil affairs departments before the road naming naming scheme should be open to the public, and to seek the views of the competent authorities concerned. Article 20th residential (floor), open sale of buildings and other large buildings to be named name, the construction unit to apply, districts municipalities and counties (cities) Civil Affairs Department for approval.

    Unit published the applications involve residential (building), building names in advertising, and apply for licenses, real estate ownership certificate of real estate sale and (Lou), shall be produced to the competent authorities approved geographical names file.

    Residential quarters have been built (building), building is not named, its owner or property owner named at the request of the General Assembly, respectively, by the owner or his or her delegate management units, or authorized by the owner of the Assembly committees apply, districts municipalities and counties (cities) Civil Affairs Department for approval.

    Article 21st residential (building), building name, shall submit the following materials:

    (A) land for construction and construction project planning permit documents and master plan;

    (B) the proposed wording, spelling of the place name, meaning note;

    (Iii) other material associated with the application name. City divided into districts, counties (cities) Home Department shall within 10 working days from the date of receipt of the application according to the decision. To meet the requirements of the name shall be ratified, and issue an approval document; the name does not meet the requirements, shall not be approved, inform the applicant in writing and state the reasons.

    However, consulted stakeholders and other interested parties comments or excluding the time required for coordination.

    22nd (Lou), card number by County (city, district) civil affairs departments or the township (town) people's Government, the subdistrict office in accordance with the relevant provisions of national and provincial integrated presentation.

    23rd place names determined shall not be changed without special reason.

    Names damages the sovereignty, territorial integrity and the public interest, or meaning is not healthy, or the way 14th section with the same name, it should be renamed.

    Geographic entity due to renovation, demolition, whose name is obviously incompatible with the change status can be renamed.

    Exclusive parts of buildings with a total area more than two-thirds and two-thirds more than the total number of owners, and provide a general meeting resolution, residential area (buildings), buildings can be renamed.
24th name was renamed program in accordance with the provisions of the place names.

    To the provisions of the second paragraph of this article 23rd, the names of districts, where cities and counties (cities, districts) the Home Department shall issue notice of renaming of geographical names, units or individuals shall receive notice within 2 months from the date the name was renamed formalities.

    25th due to natural geographical entities change, adjustment and urban-rural development, without using names, be sold by the Civil Affairs Department under the people's Governments above the county level functions.

    26th place names cultural heritage using place names in the rename should be strictly controlled; do not use names, civil affairs departments above the county level people's Governments and relevant departments should take the nearest transfer, priority enabling, listing measures for a monument to be protected.

    Geographical names cultural heritage of geographical entities involved demolition and reconstruction or renamed after migration, should give priority to using the original name.

    27th competent authorities in accordance with article III of this article 17th, 18th, 23rd article to name names, rename, should be named, and was renamed the civil affairs departments at the same level within 10 working days after the record; Civil Affairs Department finds record name does not meet the requirements of, or recommended approval authority should be required to remedy the situation.

    28th people's Governments above the county level departments of Civil Affairs and the relevant competent authorities shall, without delay to the public naming, renaming and cancellation information, at the same time copy at the housing and urban-rural development, public security, industry and commerce administration, mapping and geographic information, postal and other relevant departments.

    For administrative organ in accordance with terms active made names named, and changed its name and cancellation decided, led citizens, and corporate and other organization of identity card, and license, and real estate ownership certificate, card as and approval of names information need for corresponding change of, County above Government home sector and about competent sector should according to citizens, and corporate and other organization of application, in their duties range within free for its provides issued related names proved or renewal card as and approval, service, but legal, and administrative regulations another has provides of except.

    Fourth chapter the use of standard names and supervision Article 29th naming, renaming the place names as standard names.

    Before the implementation of these measures has been used by the people's Governments above the county level civil affairs departments included in the Gazetteer (Chi, figure) or place names database of the names, as with standard names.

    Civil affairs departments above the county level people's Governments and relevant authorities should take measures, publicity, promotion and supervision of the use of standard names.

    Article 30th using place names should be the standard names of the following circumstances:

    (A) the place name sign, traffic sign;

    (B) maps, telephone directory, transportation timetables, postal code books and other publications;

    (C) State bodies, enterprises, institutions and people's organizations issued by official documents, certificates, and other legal instruments;

    (D) media advertising, outdoor advertising; (v) other circumstances that should use the standard names.

    31st important geographical entities, administrative territories, communities, the village (neighborhood) Committee area, scenic spots, nature reserves, major facilities, roads and so on, should be in accordance with the relevant provisions of national and provincial standards set the place name sign. 32nd road, doors (Lou), brand name signs from the city divided into districts, counties (cities and districts) civil affairs departments or the township (town) people's Government, the subdistrict office is responsible for setting up and managing.

    Other toponym mark applied for by the place names proposed unit or other relevant authorities are responsible for setting up and managing.

    Geographic entity name signs belonging to the construction projects shall be set before final acceptance of construction project completion. 33rd no unit or individual shall not alter, cover, damage or arbitrarily set, move, remove name signs.

    Really needs to be moved due to construction reasons, removal of name signs should be agreed with the prior consent of setting up units or management, and restitution before the end of construction, the costs borne by the construction unit.

    Administration of place name signs name signs should be maintained clean and intact, found damaged or broken all of the handwriting, it shall be updated.

    34th civil affairs departments above the county level people's Governments shall establish the administrative geographical names database, updated information in a timely manner, ensuring geographical names information is true and accurate.

    Civil affairs departments above the county level people's Governments and relevant departments should strengthen information cooperation on geographical names, geographical names information resources sharing.

    Civil affairs departments above the county level people's Governments and relevant departments through the establishment of the geographical names Web site, information display, place names and asked the way telephone or any other means, to provide information services. 35th people's Governments above the county level departments of Civil Affairs and relevant competent authorities responsible for the publication of the administrative or the standard name for this system of publication.

    Any unit or individual is allowed to publish standard publications on geographical names.

    36th people's Governments above the county level departments of Civil Affairs and the relevant competent authorities shall, in accordance with national and provincial regulations, establish and improve the file management system, strengthen the collection of file names, sort and save your work, maintenance of the integrity of the file names, system, and security.

    Government records management departments at or above the county level shall strengthen the management of file names guidance and supervision.

    The fifth chapter legal liability

    37th units and individuals in violation of the rules of any of the following acts, civil affairs departments above the county level people's Governments shall receive administrative punishments, otherwise provided by laws and regulations, those provisions:

    (A) named or renamed without residence (building), building names, ordered to stop the use, rectify; fails to remove its name and business offences to a fine of less than 10,000 yuan and 50,000 yuan, fined 2000 Yuan and the violations of the non-operational.

    (B) is not used in accordance with the provisions of standard geographical names, a rectification; fails, engaged in violations of the fines of between 50,000 yuan and 10,000 yuan, fined 2000 Yuan and the violations of the non-operational.

    (C) prepared or changed without authorization (Lou), card number, a rectification; fails, individual fine of 500 Yuan, the unit RMB 2000 Yuan in fines. Article 38th altered, obscured, damaged or set up, moving, dismantling unauthorized name signs, by the people's Governments above the county level the Home Department and relevant departments according to their respective duties rectification; fails, fined not more than RMB 500 Yuan more than 2000, causing economic losses, compensation shall be.

    Otherwise provided by laws and regulations, from its provisions.

    39th administrative organs and their staff in violation of the rules of any of the following acts, the authority shall order rectification are serious, the directly responsible person in charge and other direct liable persons shall be given administrative sanctions:

    (A) is not in accordance with the provisions of competence and the procedure for approval of implementation of place names, changed its name;

    (B) is not in accordance with the mandate set up and manage name signs;

    (C) illegal fees;

    (D) other acts of abuse of authority, dereliction of duty or engages in.

    The sixth chapter supplementary articles 40th article this way come into force February 1, 2013.