State Environmental Protection Administration

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The administration shoulders such major tasks as to draw up state policies, guidelines and regulations for environmental protection, formulate administrative regulations, make appraisals of, as entrusted by the State Council, the impact on environment by important economic and technological policies, and development plans, draw up national plans for the protection of environment, map out and supervise the implementation of key pollution prevention and treatment plans and ecological protection plans in key areas and along rivers and lakes as designated by the state, compile the definition of division of environmental protection functions; investigate serious environment pollution incidences and ecological destruction cases, coordinate inter-provincial pollution disputes, take charge of environment supervision and administrative inspection for environmental protection, conduct nationwide inspection and law-enforcement activities for environmental protection.

It is made up of ten departments: the general affairs office, planning and finance department, policy and regulation department, administrative system and personnel department, scientific and technological standards department, pollution control department, natural ecological protection department, nuclear safety and environmental radiation department, supervision department and international cooperation department.