On Jul 28th, MEE launched the enforcement campaign on Ozone Depleting Substances and began with a training session held in Beijing. Environmental protection law enforcement and monitoring officials from provinces, municipalities, etc., attended the training session and were instructed on MEE requirements, procedures, key campaign indexes and result metrics.
MEE will trace the source of raw materials containing Ozone Depleting Substances (ODSs), and investigate and prosecute illegal manufacturers and personnel. Provinces will actively cooperate on all activities associated with the campaign.
Seven Provinces have taken the lead in executing the action, they are: Hebei, Fujian, Gansu, Sichuan, Chongqing, Shandong, Henan.
Summary on current China ODS circumstance
According to the Montreal Protocol and the List of Controlled ODSs in China, 7 of 8 categories have all been prohibited from manufacture and usage, and the remaining HCFCs are regulated under a circular (Notice 179 of 2013): China ODS Control- HCFCs Production, Use, Sale Quota and Record Rules Issued by MEP (Predecessor of MEE).