The project for this year covered 4 major scopes and a total of 42 jobs, specifically, helping the revision of 6 sub-laws of Toxic Chemical Substances Control Act (TCSCA), upgrading the related function for reporting the license of toxic chemical substance and its amount of distribution in commerce or the inspection, dispatch professional full-time staffs, setting customer service hotline, handling briefing session, etc..
Given that the Third Reading of Toxic Chemical Substances Control Act (TCSCA) was passed on December 21, 2018, the project for this year actively made suggestion to the amendment of the regulations of permit registration and approval management, the approval regulations of class 4 toxic chemical substances, administrative rules and relevant laws that enable the simultaneous implementation of TCSCA and the related laws and regulations. In general, stipulation of the improvement period for the change of the basic information of the handlers, exemptions for multiple applications of the class 4 approval documents when the import and sale's business site same as the usage and storage site were suggested. Besides, the acquisition of the approval documents by the operators before they operate for the newly added chemical substances of concern after this revision of the TCSCA. Furthermore, the management method of the hazardous substances of concern was suggested to be same as the current storage and management regulation, that is they should not store in community areas if they reach a certain amount. Otherwise, in order to finalize the whole management system of the toxic chemical substances, the input behaviors defined in TCSCA was reviewed, and the assignment of management responsibility and the authorities for the substances or goods that are not under control of TCSAC were recommended by recheck all the past administrative rules of the relevant laws and regulations.
In terms of system function, the development and adjustment of 10 functions were completed this year. These provide users a more friendly operating environment, including the operators could change Standard Classification of Commodity of The Republic of China Code (C.C.C. Code) during the exporters and importers customs clearance the class 4 toxic chemical substances, which shorten the administrative operations time of the environmental protection bureaus to review and approve during customs clearance. On the other hand, the environmental protection bureaus could check the details of 5 different categories of the abnormal report includes wrong declaration of concentration, undeclared, and so forth within the jurisdiction by the inspection report, which reduce the clerical operation time for data analysis and consolidation. Moreover, for the maintenance of the backend management system, except the regular self-inspection of the internet security, the project met requirements of Toxic and Chemical Substance Bureau in evaluation, web monitoring, vulnerability scanning, etc.
Additionally, 13 professional full-time staffs were provided to support environmental protection bureau to execute the inspection of declaration for toxic chemical substances, field survey and counseling the operators, held a system training session, an evaluation meeting for businesses and so on during this year. These have improved the management capabilities of environmental protection bureau and have increased communication and partnerships between central and local. At the same time, 5 lines of customer service hotlines are provided for the operators, at least 800 customer service calls have received per month. Aside from that, 9 declaration of system operating seminars have organized. These have assisted operators to solve their questions about handling record declaration, document application, interpretation of regulation, etc.