Translated by CDT from the Beijing News:
Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao has inked a new regulation that kicks off a nationwide census on sources of pollution, which will be conducted once every 10 years.
The surveying aims to find out the quantity, sectors and regional distribution of various types of pollutant sources, their volumes of emissions, destinations and cleanup facilities, and treatment status. These statistics are expected to provide the groundwork for decision-making on curbing pollution and industry restructuring and for the purpose of measuring the target of a 10% reduction of major pollutants by the end of the 11th Five-year Plan.
The standard point of time for each survey will be December 31 of the conducting year. Subjects of inspections are not supposed to delay, falsify or cover up reporting. Surveyors are not supposed to falsify or tamper with the records, neither should they impose or suggest falsified documents from the inspected parties. [Full Text in Chinese]