This plan was implemented between February 24, 2017 and October 23, 2017,
for 8 months. The content of the plan is described below:
I. Smoke emissions testing
Testing software certified by the Environmental Protection Administration
(EPA) of the Executive Yuan was used to perform testing in accordance with the
"Testing Methods and Procedures for Smoke Emissions from Diesel Motor
Vehicles" and "Testing Methods and Procedures for Smoke Emission Opacity in
Diesel Motor Vehicles" announced by the EPA; all testing tasks were
computerized. A total of 5,571 diesel motor vehicles had been tested as of
October 23, 2017.
II. Random oil sample inspection tasks
Screening of oil samples was performed for all dynamometer test vehicles.
One sample from each vehicle was sent to an approved laboratory at the
beginning and ending of each month; as of October 23, 2017, all 16 samples
subjected to analysis passed and contained no illegal oil.
III. Roadside testing tasks
Roadside testing was performed more than ten times at times and locations
designated by the agency and using methods designated by the agency. As of
October 23, 2017, a total of 24 vehicles had been stopped for testing at the two
roadside testing points respectively established near this station along the road at
the Shanlong Filling Station on Section 2 of Wenhua North Road and at the
intersection of Zhonghua Road and Wenhua North Road; of the 24 vehicles
tested, 8 vehicles failed testing. The overall failure rate was 33%. In addition,
the owners of 2 of the vehicles tested had entered a service shop around testing,
and thus were suspected of having altered their vehicles before testing.
IV. Self-management tasks
A total of 18 companies had completed contract signing as of October 23,
2017; furthermore, in accordance with the 2017 evaluation items of the
Environmental Protection Administration, Executive Yuan, preliminary
telephone survey interviews were made with the 50 top government units or
businesses with the oldest diesel vehicles registered in the city (phase 1 and 2
vehicles); the interviewers checked whether the units or businesses were willing
to sign self-management contracts and provided information concerning
subsidies for replacement of old vehicles and installation of diesel particulate
filters. This also included the drafting of a statement that corporate vehicle fleets
should use low-emissions diesel vehicles of phase 4 or 5. It is hoped that the
self-management statements signed by corporations can help to promote the use
of new low-emissions vehicles through the contacting of phase 4 or 5 vehicles,
all of which will contribute to the joint reduction of emissions.
V. The “Little Environmental Bureau Chief” activity
In this plan, an activity with the theme of "Little Environmental Detective"
was held in conjunction with the "12 New Taipei City Little Environmental
Bureau Chief Classes" organized by the Environmental Protection Department
of the New Taipei City Government. The event, which was completed in March
2017, was attended by over 160 units, students, and parents, and focused on the
teaching of "air quality monitoring" and "handling environmental science
VI. Equipment update and improvement tasks
The following projects were completed: "automatic testing line blocking
devices," "cleanliness of station glass and walls," "rooftop leakage prevention,"
"installation of floor tiles in restrooms," "relocation of ground water towers to
rooftops," "covering of circuits from control rooms to testing lanes," and
"replacement of broken tiles in stations.” The Bureau purchased "40-plus-inch
LED TV monitors," "dot matrix printers," and "monitoring camera lenses,"
which were delivered to the Bureau for acceptance at the end of June.
VII. Education and training
In accordance with the annual plan, 24 education and training sessions
concerning test station testing tasks were to be conducted; 26 of these sessions
had already been held as of October 23, 2017. The Bureau sent 2 new station
testing personnel to obtain diesel vehicle certification. At the same time, in
response to diesel vehicle control needs, the Bureau also sent one person to
obtain TAF training and certification, 2 people to receive safety and health
training for class-c labor safety and health managers, and one person to receive
air pollutant visual inspection training.
VIII.Plan Quality Assessment and Quality Control tasks
Apart from regular quality assessment (QA) testing during the plan period,
and in order to gain an understanding of systemic bias during the smoke
emissions testing process, data was compared with data from the Keelung test
station at the end of June 2017. The results from this station and those from the
laboratory involved in the comparison were both within the upper and lower
warning limits of the quality control scope of 2016 national correlation testing.
Data comparison with the Hsinchu test station and ARTC revealed that testing
results at this station and laboratories involved in comparison complied with the
legal ±3% standard quality control scope.
IX. Auditing tasks
A joint internal audit of this station by the Keelung, Hsinchu, and Miaoli
test stations at the end of June 2017 made five recommendations for reference.
Also an external audit under the topic of station "inspection quality" was
performed. Committee members Ku Fu-chung and Lu Chao-hui were invited to
the station to perform auditing tasks, and they proposed seven recommendations