The statistical period of the outcome report of the project is between January 18, 2012 and December 31st, 2012. The results of the tasks are summarized as follows:
I. Volatile organic compounds control operations
In this project, in accordance with the contract specifications, 80 databases of filing, updating and maintaining have been completed. After all the controlled public or private factories had their on-site information updated, there are still 66 factories with the same basic data, processes, equipment and pollution sources, accounting for 83% in the inventory; eight factories with data change, accounting for 10%; 6 factories with process and equipment changes, accounting for 7%. After being updated, there are 233 public and private factories in the area of special law for operation process, 2,203 pollution sources; 652 control equipment; 799 discharge piping; 771 tanks; 99 wastewater treatment ponds, and 10 loading facility. Statistics show from the database of the stationary pollution sources that, the amount of air pollution of the pollution emission from operation process after updating in the area with special law is as follows: 267.4 tons/year of particulate pollutants; 1,491.9 tons/year of sulfur oxides; 1,506.8 tons / year of nitrogen oxides, and 1,746 tons / year of volatile organics.
In the updated database, as for the pollutant emissions, sulfur oxides increase 88.73 tons / year, which was the highest, followed by 57.40 tons of nitrogen oxides. However, as for the reduction of contaminants, particulate pollutants show a downward trend in annual emissions, where pollution emissions reduce 11.12 tons / year. It is estimated that the differences of the pollutant annual emission before and after the updating result from the reasons: different estimated data, different original (fuel) use amount, different production conditions, equipment changes, and factory capacity changes.
II. Supervising inspection and report examinations
In the project, the supervising detection has done 100 times. The working achievement rate reached 100%. Among them, 49 were PSN, 46 for VOCs detection, and 5 for other test items. After on-site supervision, practitioners all implemented according to the detection specifications.
As for network periodic testing declaration review (bulletin batch 1&2), in this project, teams has completed 605 online declarations of testing review in accordance with the implementation of procedures of the periodic testing network review, and 599 written reviews of testing declaration are all in compliance with the specifications.
III. Odor-verifying inspection operation
In the project, under the provisions, 15 factories should be reported monthly for the odor pollution sources. In this year, there are 409 odor inspections completed. On the inspection of the status and number of people to petition, a total of 33 sites were reported and submitted onto the list of odor inspectors.
Among the 409 inspection operations performed this year, during an inspection where site personnel didn’t smell any smell significantly, accounting for the majority, about 73.1%, while the factory with obvious odor accounting for 7.1%. In this year, workplaces inspected mostly are the repeated petition cases. After the protracted inspections or experts and scholars on-site counseling, the operating conditions have been improved, or additional air pollution control equipment, or deodorization facilities have been established.
After this year’s inspection control, only 4 factories with the same number of petitions, expect for Guang Zheng leather-making company with obvious rising petions, and the other three companies with slight increase on the petition cases. Except for the four companies mentioned above, the number of petitions in the rest of the companies significantly decreased, which showed that regular inspections can effectively supervise, control and prevent industry odor pollution.
VI. Gas station inspection and control
In this project, during this year, according to the contract specifications, 200 stations have completed the checking operation on the regulation compliances, the gas station emissions, and related equipment inventory operations. There are 130 stations completing the inspections. And, the task achievement rate reached 100%. After checking, the stations are in line with regulatory norms.
As for functional test of the oil and gas recovery facilities at gas stations, there were 130 gas stations under check up. There was a total of 1,012 oil gun detected, among which 42 oil guns failed. However, the practitioners have fully completed the improvement, which contributed to the 19.4 tons / year reduction of pollutants.
V. Inspection and control of the food and beverage industry
In this year, 400 times of restaurant industry on-site inspections have done, and task-achieving rate reached 100%. Based on the inspection information, Chinese restaurants are the majority in the management style of the food and beverage industry, accounting for 83%, while as for the dining fumes control equipment, analysis shows that the practitioners with installed fume processing equipment accounted for 56%, among which the rate of installation of electrostatic dust collector was the highest (30% ), followed by washing machines (accounted for 19%). This project was in line with promoting environmental-friendly night markets. In the conference room on the 5th floor at EPA, Eastern District, a promotion consultation of environmental night market and shopping district were held. After the expanded survey on dining night market and shopping district census, the results were submitted for feasibility assessment report. After the survey, in response to the city government’s policy promotion, the Anping shopping district is with more tourists so it was chosen to be the promoted shopping district. This project was in line with the food and beverage subsidy policy announced on July 16, 2012. From August to September 2012, 99 business practitioners without installing the control equipment in Anping district were visited individually and distributed with food and beverage propaganda manual.
VI. Air pollution levy review operation
In this year, a total of 373 factories have completed their air pollution fee checking, with 214 factories checked for sulfur oxides / nitrogen oxides respectively. The rate of not conforming to the regulations accounts for 52.8%; 259 factories with volatile and the rate of not conforming to the regulations accounts for 54.5%. During this year, industries not conforming to the regulations mostly are small-scale industries, which won’t affect the payment amount. The number of checks in each season was higher than the evaluation norms quantity. Statistics shows that until December, 2012, there was a total of 238 cases of settled conscience money documents which awaits to be delivered. The conscience money from 201 industries was collected and the amount is NT$ 6,670,005516. The conscience money collecting rate is 84%. Statistics had been compiled until December 2012. Through various control operations, the air pollution fee declaration rate has reached 100%; online reporting rate 100% and low pollution reporting counseling 100%.
During the implementation of this project, the implementation of the air pollution fee reviewed cases, 200 internal checking operations have been implemented, and the overall compliance rate reached 84%. In addition, the project is to assist with hosting 5 venues (3) self factory coefficient remission conference and 3 venues (4) air pollution fee control equipment remission conference.
VII. Promotion meeting
This year in response to the contract specification requirements, various seminars have been held. The task-achieving rate reached 100%. On March 27, 2012, on the 1st floor in the administration bureau in Southern Taiwan Science Park, gas station regulations promotion meetings were held, and the attendance rate reached 72.7%. In addition, this year two conventions of volatile organic compounds control were held. The attendance rates are 76.6% and 86% respectively.
In addition, air pollution fee regulatory seminars were held on the 1st floor auditorium in Southern Taiwan Science Park Administration bureau on October 20th and 24th, 2012 respectively. In the meeting, some experts and scholars were invited to give instructions on the new revised/announced air pollution fee charging measurements and calculation methods.
VIII. Counseling control operations
The project team this year focused on the practitioners who suffered from petitions or had room for pollution improvements. Experts and scholars were invited for the on-site inspection and counseling. The task-achieving rate reached 100%. Among them, a total of 3 sessions of odor counseling have been completed (Ford, Shang Duo Enterprises and Guang Zheng leather-making company); 3 sessions of volatile organic compounds reduction counseling (Mao Di 5th Factory, Syndyne Phenolic Resin Laminates Manufacturer (Liuying branch) and East Ring INTL. Co., LTD.) and 15 sessions of food and beverage soot pollution counseling improvement operations. The related outcomes have all been reported to the bureau for approval and recordation, which have effectively reduced the number of petitions.
IX. Odor investigative test operations
This project has completed 50 sites for odor detection: 37 times of pipeline odor detection, and 13 times of perimeter odor detection. The task-achieving rate reached 100%. In this year’s implementation of odor test, there are 18 exceeding the emission regulations and standards. There are 10 for pipeline odor detection, 8 perimeter odor detection respectively. The places with exceeding emission regulations have been reported to the bureau for related administration operations.
In the odor detection, the perimeter odor detection substandard rate is 62%. Among them, the Gloria Material Technology Corp. (Liuying branch) provided its operation certificate of the unprocessed pollution sources on the day after the investigation. However, after approval, the denounced sanctions were revoked. The pipeline odor detection substandard proportion is relatively low, about 27%. Among them, Yuta Resin company (Guantian branch) and Zhong Nan Enterprise companies were severely punished for exceeding legal standards.
X. Other testing operations
In this project, air pollution fee reporting top ten factories should be done THC detection for 10 times. The test results showed that only the test results from Xxentria tech company were higher than the air pollution fee reporting results. It is suggested that this company should be included on the list for the verification testing of before and after the pipeline for the second half of the year.
In addition, during the year, for repeatedly petitioned places, after approved by your bureau, 10 cylinder gas sampling and analysis operations should be processed. From the sampling and analysis results, it showed that methanol is repeatedly petitioned by people, making the neighboring people smell odor. Among them, 4 factories also perform odor detection. After testing, it showed that the odor testing value in Jung Shing Wire is 4,120, exceeding the emission standards by 1,000, and the sanctions has denounced the company for improvement before deadline.
XI. Other operations
In this project, the team has completed 2 education training: one for technology transfer, 9 news released. In addition, during the project execution period, we have assisted the Bureau to conduct investigations, disposition the establishment of EEMS inspection system, and organized the number of smell petitions from various factories for statistical analysis. The achievement rate reached 100%.