SMM: in order to curb the frequent cases of illegal discharge, dumping and disposal of hazardous waste, protect the ecological environment, and protect the health of the people, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, the Ministry of Public Security, and the Supreme people's Procuratorate recently jointly issued the Circular on severely cracking down on illegal and Criminal acts of Hazardous waste Environment, which was decided from July to November 2020. To organize ecological and environmental departments, public security organs and procuratorial organs throughout the country to carry out activities to severely crack down on illegal and criminal acts of hazardous waste environment.
The "circular" requires that local ecological and environmental departments at all levels, public security organs, and procuratorial organs should cooperate closely, highlight key industries, key areas, and key environmental crimes, seriously touch and arrange, and find clues to environmental violations and crimes in a timely manner; focus on supervision, promptly investigate and deal with environmental illegal acts of enterprises involving hazardous wastes, and carry out precise crackdowns on major and important cases. It is necessary to review the outstanding problems found in complaints, reports, letters and visits, administrative punishment cases, and special treatment of hazardous waste, increase the use of remote law enforcement means, strengthen the monitoring of network information platforms, deeply dig and severely punish a number of major cases of environmental crimes involving hazardous waste, eradicate the chain of illegal collection, utilization, dumping, and disposal of hazardous waste, and severely crack down on the arrogance of criminals. The "12369" and other reporting hotlines in various places will unblock the reporting channels for the illegal discharge, dumping and disposal of hazardous waste, reward the reporting of ecological and environmental violations, and give heavy rewards to the internal informed personnel, in the hope that the broad masses of the people will participate together and actively provide clues to break the law and commit a crime.
During the event, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, the Ministry of Public Security, and the Supreme people's Procuratorate will strengthen supervision and guidance on the development of local special operations, exercise on-the-spot supervision over major and difficult cases, and jointly list and supervise typical cases with bad circumstances and great influence. At the same time, the three departments will jointly inform and praise the local ecological and environmental departments, public security organs, and procuratorial organs that have done a good job in investigating and handling environmental crimes.
In order to implement the requirements of the circular, ecological and environmental departments at all levels will deploy environmental law enforcement, solid waste management, and environmental monitoring personnel to form a special case team in view of the environmental violations and crimes found in the clues and supervision of key enterprises. the illegal transfer and dumping of hazardous waste can be traced back to the source, find out the chain of generation, transportation, and dumping, and impose severe penalties on all enterprises and individuals involved in the chain in accordance with the law. Those who meet the conditions for administrative detention and those suspected of environmental crimes shall be transferred to public security organs in accordance with the law, putting an end to "cases are not moved" and "punishment instead of punishment".
In conjunction with the "Kunlun 2020" special campaign, public security organs at all levels will focus on cracking down on crimes related to environmental pollution by hazardous wastes, and organize strong special work classes to crack down on key problems. Actively carry out clue investigation and information research and judgment, adhere to the idea of attacking the whole link and the whole chain, make full use of a variety of investigation methods, strengthen the collection of fixed evidence, find out the facts of the crime involved, and arrest the people involved in a timely manner. destroy and cut off the industrial chain of illegal disposal of hazardous waste. Strengthen cooperation with ecological and environmental departments, accept suspected criminal cases transferred in a timely manner in accordance with the law, and carry out joint investigations in a timely manner to improve the efficiency of handling cases. Strengthen communication and coordination with procuratorial organs, strengthen case consultation in the aspects of qualitative analysis of cases and fixed evidence, so as to ensure that cases are smoothly transferred for prosecution.
Procuratorial organs at all levels will promptly examine those who apply for approval for arrest or transfer for examination and prosecution, strictly check the facts, evidence and the application of the law, and promptly approve the arrest and institute proceedings against criminal suspects who meet the conditions for arrest and prosecution. and supervise the legality of investigation activities.
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