THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
Hanoi, May 5, 2020
On environmental protection charge for wastewater
Pursuant to the June 19, 2015 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the November 25, 2015 Law on Charges and Fees;
Pursuant to the June 25, 2015 Law on the State Budget;
Pursuant to the June 23, 2014 Law on Environmental Protection;
At the proposal of the Minister of Finance;
The Government promulgates the Decree on environmental protection charge for wastewater.
Article 1. Scope of regulation
This Decree prescribes objects liable to environmental protection charge for wastewater, charge-collecting organizations, charge payers, cases eligible for charge exemption, charge rates, determination of payable charge amounts, charge declaration and payment, and management and use of collected charge amounts.
Article 2. Charge-liable objects
1. Objects liable to environmental protection charge specified in this Decree are industrial wastewater discharged into wastewater-receiving water sources in accordance with law, and residential wastewater, except those exempt from charge specified in Article 5 of this Decree.
2. Industrial wastewater means wastewater discharged from plants, production or processing locations and establishments (below collectively referred to as establishments) of organizations, households and individuals, including:
a/ Establishments producing or processing agricultural, forestry or aquatic products, food, liquor, beer, beverage or cigarettes.
b/ Farm-scaled cattle and poultry raising establishments in accordance with the law on animal husbandry; cattle and poultry slaughterhouses.
c/ Aquaculture establishments subject to formulation of environmental impact assessment reports or environmental protection plans in accordance with regulations.
d/ Cottage industry establishments in craft villages.
dd/ Leather tanning, leather recycling, textile, dyeing, and garment establishments.
e/ Mineral mining and processing establishments.
g/ Establishments producing paper, pulp, plastics or rubber; electrical and electronic components and appliances.
h/ Mechanical, metallurgy, metal processing, mechanical engineering establishments.
i/ Establishments preliminarily processing scraps; ship dismantlement, ship cleaning and waste treatment establishments.
k/ Establishments producing basic chemicals, fertilizers, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, building materials, stationery or household appliances.
l/ Water plants, power plants.
m/ Centralized wastewater treatment systems in urban centers.
n/ Centralized wastewater treatment systems in industrial parks, industrial clusters, export processing zones, economic zones, fishing ports, hi-tech parks and others.
o/ Other production and processing establishments generating wastewater from production and processing activities.
3. Residential wastewater means wastewater generated from activities of:
a/ Households, individuals.
b/ State agencies, non-business units, people’s armed forces units and other organizations (including also their executive offices, branches and offices), excluding their production and processing establishments.
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 Công Báo Nos 581-582 (09/5/2020)