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Soil and Groundwater Quality Management of National Industrial Parks(the second project)

The industrial behavior often leads to soil and groundwater pollution, and thus the EPA has promoted the action program, divided into three projects, of soil and groundwater quality management for the industrial parks since 2010. The project is the core of the action programs,the main tasks of this project were to revise and promote the light classification system of early warning and management of soil and groundwater pollution in industrial parks and to set up an online system of quality management. The monitoring resources among the government agencies was coordinated and allocated through consultation. This project also had set up a priority list for high potential polluted industrial parks and investigated their soil and groundwater qualities, and then the adminidtraive control and transition of early warning lights were suggested based on the results. Furthermore, this project drafted the related laws and regulations, executive strategies and plans of soil and groundwater quality management for industrial parks. With regard to promoting the classified lights system of early warning and management, this project didn’t only continuously update and analyze 151 industrial parks’ basic and environmental information, but reviewed the benefit of the promotion of the management system. Moreover, the measures of administrative control and risk management were taken into consideration to determine the transition of early warning lights, which enhanced the active action of the government agencies. At the present, there are 5-red light, 27-orange light, 71-yellow light and 48-green light industrial parks. The work and goal of soil and groundwater quality management for industrial parks will be carried out on the basis of the inter-agency collaboration by means of the classified lights system of early warning and management as well as the announcement of the status of each industrial park on a regular time schedule. Regarding the investigation of soil and rgroundwater quality, this project had set up a priority list for high potential polluted industrial parks and coordinated the resources of the EPA’s 3 projects to carry out the background investigation of the soil and groundwater qualities, early warning monitoring of groundwater quality and pollution verification. According to the results, the adminidtraive control measures and the transition of lights were suggested thus. In this project, 6 industrial parks with high polluted potential but without monitoring history were selected, including Taoyuan High-Tech, Taoyuan Sia-yin-ying-wo, Taiping, Wufeng, Renhua and Dade industrial parks, to be investigated by Environmental Site Assessment and setting up monitoring well networks. Among them, Taiping and Dade industrial parks were confirmed that the concentrations of pollutants exceeded those in soil or groundwater pollution control standards. The early warning lights of both industrial parks would be adjusted up and the administrative control measures should be taken. In addition, there were 14 industrial parks with abnormal soil or groundwater monitoring history, including Tucheng, Jhongli, Toufen, Taichung Youth, Taichung Harbor Related, Chuansing, Changhua Coastal, Tianjhong, Minsyong, Touciao, Sinying, Yongan, Renwu and Pingnan industrial parks, to be investigated so as to confirm the current status, expansion area and possible sources of the pollution. Among them, Tucheng, Tianjhong, Yongan, Renwu and Pingnan industrial parks were found to have no existing abnormal conditions and their early warning lights would be proposed to adjust down from orange light to yellow light. Besides, the scope and sources of the soil or groundwater pollution in Toufen, Taichung Harbor Related, Changhua Coastal, Touciao and Sinying industrial parks were confirmed, and the process of site-listing and remediation should be implemented successively. However, more investigation and verification shall be performed for Chuansing, Taichung Youth, Jhongli and Minsyong industrial parks in the following project(Phase III). Regarding the development of the laws and regulations related to the management of industrial parks, this project reviewed and analyzed the results and benefits of “Local Industry Competent Authorities Regularly Testing Soil and Groundwater Quality for Future Refence Regulations” and thus proposed the promotion enhancement measures and law amendment suggestions. This project also revised the standard operating procedure for dealing with abnormal monitoring incidents, the rules for borrowing and returning the groundwater monitoring wells and local authorities’ performance evaluation index regarding the management of industrial parks. As for other related administrative tasks, this project assisted the EPA to review and draft related regulations and administrative approaches for the soil and groundwater quality management of industrial parks, such as groundwater pollution nuisance sharing mechanism, green remediation and short-term and long-term goals and executive strategies. In summary, after the completion of this project, we gain the specific results including: (1) the basic information of the 151 industrial parks and potential through light grading and evaluation mechanisms hierarchical management, and the rate of monitoring and reporting for reference reaching 77.5%; (2) strengthening the controlling action of the high pollution potential industrial parks, and reaching the goals of lowering the light grading; (3) promoting the monitoring information and resources sharing, establishing reporting and monitoring abnormal division process; (4) analyzing the promoting results of the monitoring and reporting for reference, proposing the revised draft law, and proposing the supporting measures and suggestions based on the requirements.
Light classification management of industrial parks, investigation of soil and groundwater quality, operating procedure of abnormal monitoring results, short-term and long-term planning of industrial parks