Jiangxi Provincial Geographical Names Management

Original Language Title: 江西省地名管理办法

Read the untranslated law here: http://www.chinalaw.gov.cn/article/fgkd/xfg/dfzfgz/201206/20120600369179.shtml

Jiangxi provincial geographical names management 

    (December 7, 2011 58th Executive meeting consideration of the people's Government of Jiangxi province on December 21, 2011 193th promulgated by the people's Government of Jiangxi province as of February 1, 2012) first in order to strengthen the management of geographical names, and meet the needs of urban and rural development, social development and people's life, according to the Administrative Regulations for Geographical Names, relevant provisions of laws and regulations, combined with the facts of the province, these measures are formulated. 

    Second article this regulation is applicable in the province within the administrative area of geographical names naming, renaming, standard geographical names, name signs, as well as related management activities.

Article names in these measures include:

(A) such as mountains, rivers, lakes, Islands, Island geographical entity name;

(B) the province, city divided into districts, counties, county-level cities, municipal districts, townships, nationality townships, and towns, streets and other administrative name;

(C) Industrial Park, bonded areas, agricultural areas, forests, fisheries, mining and other professional areas name;

(D) urban street (road, Lane), residential, residential buildings, and village residents name;

(E) the scenic spots, tourist resorts, parks, public squares, monuments to visit, commemorative names;

(F) the significance of geographical names, station, Hong Kong, Chang, terminals, railways, highways, bridges, tunnels, reservoirs, canals, dams, power stations and other specialized facilities name; 

    (VII) have names meaning business buildings, hotels, restaurants, comprehensive office building name.

Article fourth of unified management of geographical names, the people's Governments above the county level grading system.

Civil affairs departments above the county level people's Government shall be responsible for the management of geographical names within the administrative area. 

    Town and country planning, the people's Governments above the county level housing and urban-rural development, public security, finance, transportation, and industrial and commercial administration, the press and publishing, radio and television departments shall, in accordance with their respective functions and good management of geographical names.

Fifth place names named, rename should respect the history and current situation of local place names, maintain the relative stability of the place names. Names of naming, change its name in accordance with Department of State approval system is adopted the provisions of the Administrative Regulations for Geographical Names.

    Without authorization, no unit or individual is allowed to name names, rename.

Sixth place names with the exception should be guided by the State Council, the fourth of the Administrative Regulations for Geographical Names and the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the names of eighth of the implementing rules of the regulations provides, shall also be governed by the following provisions:

(A) urban and rural planning;

(B) the meaning of health, in line with the Socialist morals;

(C) has the meaning of place names names of buildings, residential, and covers an area of, total floor space, height, adapted to green;

(D) in the same city in buildings with names meaning of names should not be the same name, and to avoid homophones; 

    (V) a person, a proper name to use. 

    Seventh administrative names of naming in accordance with the regulations on administrative management under the State Council to handle.

   Eighth natural geographical entities in accordance with the following procedures and the name of the named permission approval:

   (A) the famous or involved outside the province of mountains, rivers, lakes and other natural geographic entity name, submit an application by the provincial Department of Civil Affairs, after examination by the provincial people's Government, submitted to the State Council for approval;

   (B) within the province, famous or involving two or more districts, between geographical entities names by application from the District Municipal Government, after examination by the provincial Department of Civil Affairs, submitted to the provincial people's Government for approval;

(C) District of the city's famous or involving two or more County-geographical entity name, submit an application by the people's Governments at the county level, after examination by the Municipal Department of Civil Affairs of the district, district of the municipal people's Government for approval; 

    (D) the natural geographical entities within the county name, the local people's Governments at the county level apply to the departments of Civil Affairs, the people's Governments at the corresponding level for approval.

Nineth residents ' approval in accordance with the following procedures and the name of the named permission:

(A) urban street (road, Xiang), name names, the local city and county governments apply to the departments of Civil Affairs, the people's Governments at the corresponding level for approval;

(B) residential names named, by construction units in the project report before City and County Civil Affairs Department for approval;

    (C) the naming of the village name, submit an application by Township and town people's Governments or neighborhood offices, the County Civil Affairs Department after the audit, reported to the county people's Governments for approval. 

    Article tenth industrial park, bonded areas, agricultural areas, forests, fisheries, mining and other professional areas name named, make an application to the competent authorities, after the examination by the civil affairs departments above the county level people's Government, in accordance with its reporting relationship, reported to the people's Governments above the county level for examination and approval. 

    11th professional facility name, tourist sites, and Memorial names named, the units apply to the professional departments, after the consent of the local people's Government, by the Department of professional approval. 

    Article 12th place name meaning name named, by construction units in the project report before City and County Civil Affairs Department for approval.

Article 13th place names, shall submit the following materials:

(A) the nature, position and scale of geographic entities;

(B) the reasons for naming;

(C) the proposed wording, spelling, meaning, origin of the place name;

(D) the applicant and interested parties and related materials. The approval authority shall, within 20 working days from the date of acceptance of the application approval decisions taken concerning public interest, of the need for coordination and consultation with the parties concerned, the approval authority shall, within two months from the date of acceptance of the application according to the decision.

Is not granted, it shall explain the reasons. 

    The newly approved geographical names, the approval authority shall, within ten working days from the date of approval to the public.

14th under any of the following circumstances, can be changed:

(A) adjusting the administrative area, you need to change the administrative name;

(B) the road to change, need to change road names;

(C) upon application by the property, you need to change name;

(D) the road changes, name changes, road or road, of the need to change the floor, door number;

(E) approved by the provincial people's Government, or the State Council and its relevant departments change names of.

Not in conformity with the provisions of article sixth place names, the names of local city and county governments for Home Department shall issue a notice of renaming of geographical names, units or individuals concerned shall, within three months from the date of receipt of the notice of name change procedures. 

    Renaming of geographical names Declaration, named after the place of the approval procedure in accordance with this regulation application and approval procedures.

15th place names as standard names approved, standard names should be used in the context of the following:

(A) international agreements, documents;

(B) announcements of the organs, organizations, enterprises, institutions, documents;

(C) newspapers, books, radio, movies, television and information networks;

(D) urban street (road, Xiang) flags, residential signs, building signs, floor, door number, attraction signs, traffic direction signs, public transportation stops;

(E) trademarks, plaques, ads, contracts, documents, seals; 

    (F) the publicly published map, telephone book, postal code books and other place names-intensive publications. 16th national standardized Chinese characters written standard names should be used, and Mandarin as the standard Chinese pronunciation. 

    When you use the spelling should be consistent with the national development and the provisions of the rules of Chinese phonetic alphabet spelling of Chinese geographical names. 17th civil affairs departments above the county level people's Governments and professional departments, is responsible for the codification of the administrative or the system of standardized geographical names publications. 

    No other units or individuals may compile standardized geographical names book. 

    18th civil affairs departments above the county level people's Governments shall strengthen the management of file names, gradually establishing the geographic names information system, update information, to provide the community with information consulting services.

Article 19th standard geographical names often used by the public shall set the place name sign. 

    Set the place name sign shall implement the national uniform standards, beautiful, generous, smart, strong. 20th important geographical entities, administrative, residential, urban street (road, Lane), name signs, civil affairs departments above the county level people's Government is responsible for the Setup, maintenance, and management. Place name sign in rural district by the County Government in conjunction with the County, town or street plan, Township and town people's Governments or neighborhood offices are responsible for setting up, maintenance and management.

Other toponym mark, by the relevant departments in accordance with the Division of responsibilities and management authority responsible for setting up, maintenance and management. New residential areas, urban street (road, Lane), bridges, tunnels and public squares of the place name sign, it should be set before the completion of the works completed. 

    Other name signs, names should be set up within 60 days from the date of its publication.

21st article names logo of set, and maintenance and management by needed funding, according to following provides bear: (a) natural geographic entity, and administrative, and town street (road, and Xiang) of names logo and original of residential community, and residents floor of names logo, by this level financial bear; (ii) new, and alterations, and expansion construction project of names logo, included engineering budget, by units bear; (three) rural of names logo, by County Government bear; 

    (Iv) other place name sign, borne by the set units. 22nd no unit or individual shall not alter, defile, blocked, damaged or move without authorization, remove name signs. 

    For construction reasons, removal of name signs needs to be moved, should be submitted to the people's Governments above the County Civil Affairs Department or other relevant professional authorities agreed, and is responsible for restoring the status quo ante before the end of construction, the costs borne by the construction unit.

23rd civil affairs departments above the county level people's Governments shall, jointly with relevant departments of the place name sign set, monitor the maintenance checks, found to have one of the following circumstances, set unit to be replaced shall be notified:

(A) name signs do not use the standard name or style, writing, spelling, does not meet national standards;

(B) the geographical names has changed its name but the names logo has not changed;

(C) the place name sign damaged, illegible or incomplete; 
(D) is set improperly.

    24th article violates these rules, any of the following circumstances, civil affairs departments above the county level people's Government ordered corrected; fails, fined a maximum of between 1000 and 500 Yuan:

(A) to name names and changed without authorization; 

    (B) in accordance with article 15th place names. 

    25th disobey article 17th, codification of standardized geographical names of books without permission, civil affairs departments above the county level people's Government ordered corrected; fails, fined a maximum of more than 2000 Yuan and 10,000 yuan. 

    26th in violation of provisions of this article 22nd, altered, defile, blocked, damaged or or move or remove name signs, civil affairs departments above the county level people's Government ordered corrected; fails to make corrections on individual penalty of between 200 Yuan, the unit shall be fined a maximum of between 1000 and 500 Yuan; losses caused, compensation according to law. 

    27th personnel engaged in the management of geographical names of dereliction of duty, abuse of authority or engages in, by the unit or by the competent administrative department penalties constitute a crime, criminal responsibility shall be investigated according to law. 28th article of the rules take effect on February 1, 2012.