V. INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
I. Problems in the implementation of environmental measures
3. Limitations of EIA and the "three synchronizations" and payments for discharging pollutants
Greater emphasis has been put on the prevention of new pollution sources while inadequate emphasis has been placed on controlling old pollution sources.
Standards of concentration have been given strong emphasis while inadequate emphasis have been placed on the overall control of total pollutant discharges.
Greater emphasis has been put on pollution control of single items, point sources and scattering. Inadequate emphasis have been placed on the control of pollution concentrations and the regional aspects of pollution.
Qualitative management has been given greater emphasis while quantitative management has received inadequate attention.
Greater emphasis has been placed on united standards for the whole country while inadequate emphasis has been given to establishing standards suitable for special pollutant discharge situations and environment.
The initiative of departments involved directly in environmental protection has received greater emphasis, while inadequate emphasis has been given to initiatives by all departments connected with environmental protection, especially the environmental protection responsibilities of directors at all levels of government.