Initiatives of Kawasaki City to Overcome Pollution Problems （2）
Measures for noise and vibration
Kawasaki City is working on the prevention of noise and vibration pollutions by issuing licenses based on the ordinance to the works in factories or worksites that generate noise or vibration.
|Exclusive residential area||55 or less||45 or less|
|Residential area||55 or less||45 or less|
|Others||60 or less||50 or less|
Measures for offensive odor
The city provides guidance to factories and worksites to reduce offensive odor based on the Offensive Order Control Law and standards specified in related ordinances. Control standards for certain 22 substances that generate offensive order are specified in the Offensive Order Control Law.
Measures for water environment
The city controls, monitors and provides guidance, etc. on water discharged to public water areas by instructing factories and worksites to submit the relevant notice and conducting on-the-spot inspections of them based on the laws and ordinances.
|Tama River||3mg/L or less||－||6.5 or more but
not exceeding 8.5
(off the coast of Ukishima)
|－||3mg/L or less||7.8 or more but
not exceeding 8.3
|1.0mg/L or less||0.09mg/L or less|
Environmental assessment system
Kawasaki City took the lead over the rest of regions in Japan and established the Kawasaki City Ordinance on Environmental Assessment in October 1976. The city also formulated a new ordinance in December 1999, which went into effect in December 2000.
Kawasaki City’s environmental assessment system stipulates a regional environment management plan with contents, such as desirable regional environmental goals, environmental assessment items and environmental conservation standards by region, etc. as a basic guideline for implementing environmental assessment.
Also, the city established and started to implement the Comprehensive Assessment System for Building Environmental Efficiency (CASBEE Kawasaki) in October 2006 in order to encourage building owners to give consideration to environment surrounding their buildings and reduce environmental burdens, etc.
Economic and Labor Affairs Bureau
Kawasaki Frontier Building 10th Floor,
11-2, Ekimae-honcho, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki City, Japan, 210-0007