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Department of Laws, Regulations, and Standards

(1) Functions 

Establish and improve the framework of ecological and environmental laws, regulations and standards; Draft the general laws, regulations and departmental rules; Coordinate, review and submit for approval specific laws, administrative regulations and departmental rules within the ecology and environment sector; Contribute opinions regarding the ecological and environmental impact of drafted laws and administrative regulations that are delivered to the Ministry; Review and audit the legitimacy of the Ministry’s regulatory documents, coordinating the removal of laws, regulations, departmental rules and regulatory documents that are no longer relevant; Assess relevant laws and regulations; Guide the work administration’s work by law, popularize awareness of the law, and steer local legislations; Provide guidance for reforming the system of ecological and environmental damage compensation; Support the NGOs and relevant government departments in filing public interest litigations in the ecological and environmental sector; Administer the Ministry’s legal counseling and the national legislations that correspond to international conventions; Interpret relevant laws, regulations and departmental rules and work with judicial organs to provide judicial interpretations; Organize the Ministry’s administrative review, administrative response to lawsuits, and state compensations; Administer the ecological and environmental national standards, benchmarks and technical specifications, draft relevant programs, plans, administrative measures and standard-setting technical codes; Propose, coordinate and review national standards and submit them for approval; Formulate fundamental standards and ecological and environmental benchmarks, assess the execution of the national standards, accept record-filing of local standards; Coordinate work related to health and the environment, establishing a system for monitoring, investigating and the risk assessment of health and the environment.  

(2) Divisions 

a. Division of General Affairs 

b. Division of Laws and Regulations 

c. Division of Standards Administration (Division of Environment and Health) 

d. Division of Administrative Review 

(This English version is for your reference only.In case any discrepancy exists between the Chinese and English context, the Chinese version shall prevail.)

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