Regulations of the Protection of the International Important Wetland of West Dongting Lake Approved
On November 28, the 14th meeting of the Standing Committee of the 13th People's Congress of Hunan Province passed the decision on approving The Regulations of the Protection of the International Important Wetland of West Dongting Lake in Changde. The approval of the regulations marks another solid step in the protection of ecological environment of wetland in Changde.
The main purpose of the regulations is to strengthen the protection of the important wetlands in the West Dongting Lake, to maintain the ecosystem functions and biodiversity, and to promote the coordinated development of wetland ecology, economy and society. The regulations are divided into four chapters and twenty-five articles. The first chapter is general provisions, including legislative purpose and basis, scope of protection, government responsibilities, responsibilities of wetland protection and management institutions and authorization of administrative penalties; the second chapter is protection and management, including construction of protection facilities, zoning management, pollution discharge management; the third chapter is legal responsibilities, which stipulates administrative sanctions and actions on the premise of not contradicting superior laws. The fourth chapter is supplementary provisions.
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Translator: Li Yan
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