This project is the third phase of the master plan of the action program of promoting soil and groundwater quality management for industrial parks. Major accomplishments of this project are summarized below.
1. Collecting and analyzing basic information of industrial parks
In addition to updating and analyzing the operating history, environmental background and monitoring information for the 144 designated industrial parks, 338 non-designated industrial parks (such as industrial parks in the urban planning area and D-class construction land) were also included.
2. Promoting the early-warning lights classification management for industrial parks
With regard to promoting the early-warning lights classification management, an oversight and evaluation system was integrated to provide incentive in the third phase. Out of a total of 144 industrial parks, 6 are classified as red light, 29 as orange light, 36 as yellow light and 72 as green light. One industrial park, Shetou Hosiery, temporily has no light because the factories in the park are still under construction. The increasing number of green-light industrial parks over the 3 phases has demonstrated good monitoring and management practices. In the meantime, pollution investigation and improvement were still needed for the red and orange-light industrial parks to accomplish the purpose of adjusting down the classified lights. Besides, the implementation of the management system was evaluated, and the optimization suggestions and matrix tables of monitoring and management for the local environmental protection authorities were proposed for future reference.
With regard to the function enhancement of the early-warning lights classification management for industrial parks website, data entry and inquiry of the factories operating information, pollutant transport simulation and hands-on device application program (APP) were developed.
3. Investigating soil and groundwater quality
Randomly review the quality analysis data submitted by the local industry competent authorities for correctness and representiveness. In this project, 3 types of investigation task were conducted, including pollution investigation and verification of 8 industrial parks, quality investigation of 2 industrial parks and selective review of 3 industrial parks. The adminidtraive control and transition of early warning lights were then suggested based on the results.
4. Evaluating the outcomes of the “Local Industry Competent Authorities Routine Analysis of Soil and Groundwater Quality for Future Refence Regulations”
The proportion of quality analysis data submission by the local industry competent authorities increased from 27% in 2011 to 97.2% in 2015. The results, difficulties and benefits of the procedure of monitoring data submission were evaluated and analyzed in several aspects, including subjects of submission, analyzing procedure, submission procedure, data correctness and representiveness, mandatory regulations, personnel qualification. Thus, the draft amendment and supporting measures were proposed.
This project also revised the standard operating procedure when dealing with abnormal monitoring incidents, the regulations for borrowing and returning the groundwater monitoring wells and local authorities’ performance evaluation index regarding the management of industrial parks.
5. Analyzing the implementation effectiveness of the action program of promoting soil and groundwater quality management for industrial parks
According to the 3 major project accomplishments over the past 4 years, the assigned objectives of the action program are deemed to be achieved. In this report, a SWOT analysis was performed and the long-term goals and executing strategies of the soil and groundwater quality management for industrial parks and industrial land were proposed to the EPA.
6. Related work
Over the past 4 years, this project has been the master plan of the action program and played a key role of policy promoter and inter-agency coordinator by organizing or co-organizing 74 meetings and training programs regarding the quality management of industrial parks. 22 of the meetings and training programs were held in this project.