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Calendarin February 2004

On Feb 3, SEPA issued the urgent circular on strengthening supervision and management on breeding environment of livestock and fowl and taking strict precautions against the spread of Bird Flu virus [Reference No.18 (2004)].

On Feb 4, the State Council organized to hold the Videophone Conference on Stict Control of Excessive Investment on Some Industries. Xie Zhenhua, Minister of SEPA attended the meeting and  addressed the meeting.

On Feb 11, SEPA issued the announcemenet on "Effluent Standards for Pollutants from Citric Acid Industry" and "Effluent Standards for Pollutants from Monosodium Glutamate Industry" [Reference No.21 (2004)]. 

On Feb 12, "Proposals on Strengthening Supervision and Management on Resources Exploration and Ecological Conservation" was printed and distributed by SEPA [Reference No.24 (2004)].

On Feb 16, Pan Yue, Vice Minister and Spokesman of SEPA reported on water pollution prevention and control of Huai River, Hai River, Liao River, Tai Lake, Chao Lake and Dianchi Lake. Water quality in Three Rivers and Three Lakes have been improved substantially, but efforts on total amount control of water pollution discharge still should be doubled.

On Feb 18, SEPA issued "Regulations on Assessment of Government Affairs of SEPA" [No.10 (2003) by the General Office].

On Feb 18, "Circular on Strengthening EIA Management of Construction Projects for Hazardous Wastes, Medical Wastes and Radioactive Wastes Treatment" was printed and distributed by SEPA [No. 11 (2004) by the General Office].

On Feb 18-19, the Seventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity was convened in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Zhu Guangyao, Vice Minister of SEPA, attended the meeting leading a delegation and delivered his views on biodiversity conservation. 

On Feb 23, "Main Tasks of National Environmental Communication and Education in 2004" was printed and distributed by SEPA [No. 13 (2004) by the General Office].

On Feb 25, SEPA approved to award the tenth group of accredited units for operational liscences on environmental protection facilities to 92 units and companies [Reference No.32 (2004)].

On Feb 25, SEPA convened the fifth press conference on "Rectifing enterprises with illegal pollution discharge and ensuring mass health". Wang Jirong, vice minister of SEPA announced punishment on cases violating environmental laws in 2003. 

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