This plan has a 9-month execution period from June 30, 2010 to March 30, 2011 and includes the main tasks as follows: 1.Allocating the human power appropriate for carrying out the inspection and control operations in this plan; 2.Checking the compliances with pollution source regulations, which includes at least 15 inspections in the offshore industrial parks (counted by factory permit); 3.Processing cases of appeal, which requires arrival at the scene within 30 minutes after receiving the case report from people and the execution of pollution source investigation and determination; 4.Carrying out permit control, including the review and approval of applications for permit to all stationary pollution sources in the offshore industrial parks and carry out operations of supervision and testing, 80 of which on fumes and 100 on equipment and elements; 5.Processing continuous automatic monitoring of facilities and systems and in-line transmitted inspections; 6.Inspecting the use and estimating the pollution volume of the flares; 7.Carrying out total emission control by comprehending quarterly emission and comparing quarterly payable air pollution fees and relevant data; 8.Inspecting the quality assurance function of the testing stations and the monitoring stations of peripheral emitted gas and evaluating the inspection results at each station; 9.Assisting in the related management operation of pollution sources and carrying out the emergency responses related to stationary pollution sources in cooperation on the County’s air quality deterioration or major air polluting incidents; and 10.Conducting the eco-social assessment in the Naphtha Cracker #6 zone and proposing related viability assessments as references for the Bureau. The stationing of personnel are completed within 10 working days commencing the plan executing date, pre-training of the staff should also be completed. The contents and progress of the operations are as per the original plan and consistent with the contractual requirements.
The 21 firms in the offshore industrial park have obtained operation permit to 162 processes and installation permit to nine, of which six under test run have not obtained operation permit (M35, M39, M40, M42 processes at Mailiao #1 plant of Formosa Petrochemical Corp. and M11, M13 at Haifong plant of Formosa Chemicals & Fiber Corp.) and three with planning completed are in the course of plant construction (M06 at Haifong plant of Nan Ya Plastics Corp., M02 at Haifong plant of Formosa Chemicals & Fiber Corp. and M02 at Chang Chun Petroleum ). Meantime, 28 processes are in the state before plant construction. The processes undergoing official operation represent 81.8% of all 198 processes, the processes under testing 3%, which together account for 84.8% of all processes.
The total emission in the offshore industrial parks in 2010 were 1242.72 ton of particulate matters, 5686.66 ton of sulfur oxide, 14085.22 ton of nitrogen oxide and 2374.38 ton of volatile organic compounds. In the category of particulate matters, Mailiao #1 plant of Formosa Petrochemical Corp. accounted for 36.34%, the biggest part of total emission, with 451.54 tons, next to which were Mailiao Steam Generating plant, 374.69 tons, representing 30.15% and Mailiao #3 plant of Formosa Petrochemical Corp. 168.43 tons, 13.55%. As with sulfur oxide, Mailiao Steam Generating plant emitting 1,594.49 tons, accounting for 28.04% of total emission was the biggest, followed by Mailiao #1 plant of Formosa Petrochemical Corp. with 1,454.00 tons, 25.57% and Mailiao #3 plant of Formosa Petrochemical Corp. 957.30 tons, 16.83%. As with nitrogen oxide, Mailiao #1 plant of Formosa Petrochemical Corp. was on top with 3,667.27 ton, accounting for 26.04% of total emission, followed by Mailiao Steam Generating plant with 3,366.42 tons, 23.90% and Mailiao #3 plant of Formosa Petrochemical Corp. with 3,208.41 tons, 22.78%. In the category of VOC, Mailiao #1 plant of Formosa Petrochemical Corp. was the biggest emitter with 1,143.00 ton, representing 48.14% of the total emission, followed by Mailiao plant of Formosa Chemicals & Fiber Corp. 274.46 tons, 11.56% and Haifong plant of Formosa Chemicals & Fiber Corp. 245.98 tons, 10.36%.
The concrete results of the tasks in this plan include: the inspection in 21 factories, which comprised of the legal compliance check on the operation permit of a total of 164 processes and the comparison of the real on-site operation against the permitted contents. The results were 129 cases of noncompliance in those 164 processes. Among the results of compliance check on the permit, process flow chart was the item with most frequent flaws, found in 30 cases; the next was the discharge channel regulations, in 20 cases.
The number of applications for permit was 117; 21 factories in the offshore industrial parks were granted certificate of factory to set up. There are 171 valid permits, including 162 operation permits and 9 establishment permits. All review schedules were compliant, and were referred to be documented and filed on computer by stationary source project within the specified time frame.
In the management of automatic online monitoring of stationary pollution sources, there are dedicated persons who work on the determination of limit-breaking or uploaded applications on daily basis. At present the Naphtha Cracker #6 has 33 fumes at eight plants equipped with such monitoring facility, of which 21 at five plants are listed in the publication as the first batch, 9 at three plants are the third batch and the remaining 3 discharge pipes at two plants are commitment to environmental assessment. An analysis of the percentage of hours of effective monitor on the discharge ports in the offshore Naphtha Cracker #6 zone by continuous automatic monitoring facility for quarters 1-4, 2010 shows that the quarterly effective monitor rate has reached over 85% at all plants with completed online uploading except at the Public plant of Mailiao #1 plant of Formosa Petrochemical Corp. whose P01A had instability in March 2010 and was suspended from April to July the same year.
The appeal patrol and control operation received 42 cases. Of which seven cases, where people complained about the offshore industrial parks, were seeming black smoke but actually moist condensing in peculiar color against the background of light above the discharge channel and refusing to dissipate.
The declaration of emission for air pollution fee in 2010 was 6,653.18 ton in the category of sulfur dioxide, 12,767.38 ton in nitrogen dioxide and 2,981.43 ton in VOC; total collected amount of air pollution fee was NT$90,692,879.