China Shandong: At present, Shandong’s cement industrial dust emission volume has around a 70% share in its total industrial dust emission volume. Accordingly, it will be designed to issue a local dust emission standard for the cement industry in a bid to protect the local atmosphere. Shandong has been a major production source in cement output in China for a lot of years. An official from the Shandong Environmental Protection Bureau (SEPB) says that Shandong is a major cement production province in China, and local cement manufacturers pollute surrounding environment. Currently, there are a total of 427 cement manufacturers in Shandong. Among them, 371 are backward vertical kiln (or shaft kiln) cement manufacturers, and only 31 are leading rotary kiln ones. In addition, the output of the vertical kiln cement manufacturers has an 80% share in Shandong’s total cement output. Shandong, the official adds, will reduce the annual industrial dust emission volume to 556,000 tons by 2005.