Provisions Prohibit Extraction Of Groundwater In Liaoning Province

Original Language Title: 辽宁省禁止提取地下水规定

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Provisions prohibit extraction of groundwater in Liaoning province

    (February 24, 2011 11th session of the 46th meeting of the people's Government of Liaoning province considered by people's Government of Liaoning province, on March 3, 2011 announced order No. 255, come into force on April 1, 2011) first in order to protect groundwater resources, promote economic and social development, in accordance with the People's Republic of China water law and the regulations on the protection of groundwater resources in Liaoning province (hereinafter referred to as the groundwater protection Ordinance), combined with the province, these provisions are formulated.

Second cities and counties (including County-level cities and districts, the same below) Government leadership within their respective administrative areas prohibit the extraction of groundwater.

Provincial, city and county administrative authorities responsible for the administration of water extraction is prohibited in groundwater.

    Housing and urban-rural construction, and public security departments in accordance with their respective responsibilities, to prohibit extraction of groundwater related work.

    Article III prohibition of extracting groundwater works consider the overall planning, hierarchical accountability, strict enforcement to protect the principle of water security. The fourth article of any units and individuals have the right to water administration departments to report unlawful acts of extraction of groundwater.

    Give awards to report at that time by the water conservancy Administrative Department.

    The fifth province, the Municipal Government should prohibit extracted groundwater into the lower levels of government performance evaluation range.

    Sixth municipalities and county governments should be surface water replace groundwater engineering and construction of transmission and distribution facilities into urban infrastructure planning, increase investment, speed up the alternative groundwater and surface water transmission and distribution infrastructure, expand public water supply network coverage area.

    Article seventh all reservoirs and other surface water can meet the water needs of the region, in addition to the Nineth of groundwater protection Ordinance allowed for water projects and to ensure the safety of water, approved to emergency and standby water source of groundwater intake project, others already closed groundwater intake project deadline. Eighth provincial water conservancy administrative departments to produce overall scheme of confined groundwater intake project in the province, reported to the provincial government for approval. City or County General plan approved by the water conservancy administrative departments under provincial governments, in conjunction with the relevant departments within their respective administrative areas confined groundwater intake project implementation plan, the level of Government approval.

City and County implementation plan must comply with the overall provincial plan, and water conservancy administrative departments at a higher level for the record.

    Confined groundwater intake project's overall programme and implementation plan must clear the area of groundwater intake project closure time and schedule. Nineth water groundwater intake project in the units and individuals in accordance with the general programmes, implemented under the programme and progress themselves confined groundwater intake project.

    Fails to close, forced by the water conservancy administrative departments closed, closed the water unit and individual's expense. Article tenth of water enable emergency and standby water source units and individuals, within 24 hours after the opening of provincial water administration departments, emergency situations should cease immediately after the Elimination of water.

    Fallback is enabled in non-emergency water supplies or emergency situation did not stop after the Elimination of water, in accordance with the regulations on the protection of groundwater article 27th.

    11th emergency backup water source of groundwater intake project owners or users of groundwater intake project in the emergency and standby water source should be regularly checked and maintained to ensure that emergency water needs of the State.

    12th city and county governments shall take measures to ensure that surface water replace groundwater engineering and construction of transmission and distribution facilities completed and put into operation.

    Alternative projects and delayed completion of a transmission and distribution facilities of groundwater intake project fails to close, according to the personnel management permission to pursue the administrative responsibility of local government leaders.

    13th water conservancy administrative departments on a regular basis to check the groundwater intake project closed, to investigate and punish violations.

    Department of water administration staff to be forcibly closed closed measures taken by water intake project, enable emergency and standby water source or illegal acts are not dealt with, in accordance with personnel management authority shall be subject to the administrative responsibility constitutes a crime, criminal responsibility shall be investigated according to law. 14th article of the regulations come into force on April 1, 2011.