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Law on Prevention and Control of Environmental Noise Pollution of China (2018)


Type of laws Law

Issuing body Standing Committee of the National People's Congress

Promulgating date Dec 29, 2018

Effective date Dec 29, 2018

Validity status Valid

Scope of application Nationwide

Topic(s) Environmental Law Pollution Prevention Law

Editor(s) C. J. Observer

The Law on Prevention and Control of Environmental Noise Pollution of China was promulgated in 1996, and amended in 2018 respectively. The latest revision entered into force on December 29, 2018.

There are 64 articles in total.

The key points are as follows:

1.The “environmental noise pollution” means that the environmental noise emitted exceeds the environmental noise emitted limits set by the State on the environmental noise emitted and impairs people’s daily life, work and study.(Article 2)

2.The competent department for ecology and environment under the State Council shall exercise unified supervision and administration of the prevention and control of environmental noise pollution throughout the country.(Article 6)

3.Units that produce environmental noise pollution shall take measures to control it and pay fees for excessive emission of such pollution according to the regulations of the State.(Article 16)

4.The State applies an elimination system for out-dated equipment that produces serious environmental noise pollution.(Article 18)

5.Any unit or individual suffering from the hazards of environmental noise pollution shall have the right to demand the polluter to eliminate the hazards; if a loss has been caused, it shall be compensated according to law.(Article 61)

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