These Regulations are formulated in accordance with Law on Conservation of Water and Soil of the People’s Republic of China, aiming to prevent and control the water loss and soil erosion, protect and make rational use of resources of water and soil, reduce floods and droughts, improve the ecological environment. The Regulations contain 46 Articles divided into 6 Chapters: General Provisions; Prevention; Control; Supervision and Administration; Legal Liabilities; Supplementary Provisions.People’s governments at various levels shall establish and improve an administration system of facilities for conservation of water and soil, strengthen the administration and maintenance of facilities for conservation of water and soil, and organize all the people to take part in afforesting, grass-cultivating, and vegetation-protecting. The municipal department of water affairs shall, jointly with the related departments, designate key areas of preventive protection, key areas of supervision and administration, and key areas of control for conservation of water and soil, and give them priority for prevention and control. For a construction project undertaken on the land which has already been developed, the land-using right holder may directly go through the formalities of reporting of construction and file the scheme of conservation of water and soil for record. For the areas of water loss and soil erosion, a specific control plan shall be worked out in accordance with the approved plan of conservation of water and soil, a system of comprehensive prevention and control of the water loss and soil erosion shall be established, the water system shall be restored and put under control.
Implements: Water and Soil Conservation Law of the People’s Republic of China. (2010-12-25)