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Examination and Approval for Foreigners to Enter Natural Reserve Areas at National or Provincial Level in Forestry Institutions

Guideline  
Item: Examination and Approval for Foreigners to Enter Natural Reserve Areas at National or Provincial Level in Forestry Institutions.

Sub-category: Administrative licensing item

Business Type: Committed Business

Licensees:
Foreigner who enters Natural Reserve Areas at National or Provincial Level in Forestry Institutions

Legal Basis
The Regulation of the People's Republic of China on Nature Reserves ( Order No.167 of the State Council)

Charging Standards
In accordance with the Notice on Republishing the Charging Administrative and Institutional Program and the Charging Criteria in the Provincial Forestry Institution.

Charging Basis: Hunan Prices in 2001, No.262

Authorized Units Limit: No

Legal time limit : 20 workdays

Commitment time limit: 13 workdays

Qualifications
A foreigner having foreign reception certificate; with the scope, means and contents of the travel and investigation activity conforming to the relevant laws and regulations.

Procedures
I. Acceptance
1. Person in charge: official at Wild Animal and Plant Protection Office of the Forestry Department. (Tel: 0731-5550700)
2. Responsibilities and authorities: Make sure the materials required for the approval falling within the functions of the administrative organ and application materials are complete and consistent with the statutory form. Also, the application for administrative license should be made within the time limit prescribed in laws and regulations. 
3 Acceptable period of time : immediately

II. Censoring
A. preliminary examination
Person in charge : official of Wild Animal and Plant Protection Office of the Forestry Department.
Responsibilities and authorities:
Examining the legality and authenticity of the materials submitted by the applicant according to permissive conditions
Submitting opinions of preliminary examination to the person in charge of the department for reexamination
Acceptable period of time:6 workdays

B. Reexamination
Person in charge: Chief of Wild Animal and Plant Protection Office of the Forestry Department.
Responsibilities and authorities:
For the qualified cases, putting forward opinions and submitting it to the Director of the Forestry Department for examination and approval;
For the rejected cases, submitting disqualification reasons in written form.
Acceptable period of time:2 workdays

III. Determination
Person in charge : leading member of the division of Forestry Department
Responsibilities and authorities
Examining and approving the review opinions in accordance with the standards. If approved, the cases shall be signed in agreement and submitted to the Provincial Wild Animal and Plant Protection Office of the Forestry Department for obtaining the approval sheet. Otherwise, the applicant should be informed of the reasons and the cases will be submitted to the Provincial Wild Animal and Plant Protection Office of the Forestry Department.
Acceptable period of time:2 workdays

Public notification
Person in charge: official at Wild Animal and Plant Protection Office of the Forestry Department.

Responsibilities and authorities
1. If the case is approved, the approval sheet shall be filed and given to the applicant; if it is rejected, the applicant shall be informed of the reasons of disapproval and his rights to apply for reconsideration or approach with an administrative lawsuit in written form.
2. Filing away the textual materials as required after all the work is done.
Acceptable period of time:2 workdays

Supervisory Unit and Complaint contact
Discipline Inspection Group (inspection office) of Provincial Discipline Inspection Commission (Department of Supervision of Hunan Province) in the Provincial Forestry Department (Tel: 0731-85550757)

Office Address
NO.1001 of the first section of Xiangfu East Road of Changsha City, Hunan Province.

Bus Route:
Take NO.16, 806, 810 to the station of Xiangfu Intersection

Office Hours
From Monday to Friday (holidays and festivals excluded)
Morning: 8:00-12:00
Afternoon: 14:30-17:30 (during summer: 15:00-18:00)

Consultation Contact
Tel: 0731-85550700
Contact Person: Zhou Heping 
Cellphone No.:13319503321

Chinese source: hunan.gov.cn