The objectives of the Executive Yuan Environmental Protection Administration’s registered professional environmental engineer certification cases auditing program are to understand the quality and defects of certification cases processed by professional engineers. The results are used to improve the ability of the certification professional engineers, and to upgrade the certification quality. And, the implementation of the registered professional engineer organization auditing program has started since 2006. The auditing programs are focused on the inspection of worksheets.
The most frequently appearing common defects in the water pollution auditing are: for the required design or measurement operation parameters of the waste (sewage) water treatment unit or the sludge treatment unit, these items do not meet the environmental engineering principles, and there are no reliable supporting evidence attached, the functional calculation or mass balance calculation of the waste (sewage) water treatment unit or sludge treatment unit do not meet the environmental engineering principles, certification documents, the reported contents of the worksheet not conforming to the original documents, and the sizes of waste (sewage) water treatment unit or the materials of the sludge treatment unit do not match the specifications.
The auditing of the stationary pollution source certification cases shows that the most frequently appearing common defects are air pollutants emission calculations used erroneous or wrong calculation methods, the design parameters, the operation parameters, relevant monitoring instruments and records of the pollutants collection and control facilities do not conform to relevant regulation and engineering principles and design principles and experience parameters and equipment treatment efficiencies or loading capacity of air pollution control regulations, and omitted or misplaced processing units, control equipment, and discharge ducts information (including height, diameter, and equipment locations.)
In soil and groundwater pollution certification cases, the most frequently appearing common mistakes are: company operations survey or historical data, completeness of application documentation, verification of the implementation of certification and the allocation of company pollution sources, land use, sampling points layout, sampling depth or operational conditions (including historical operations).
The statistics of the defects of the completed audited cases are: five level three defects in water pollution certification cases and one level three defect in stationary pollution source certification case.
In addition, to effectively control the professional engineer’s certification business, this program also carries out the planning and setting up of the basic management system for the environmental professional engineers. Through the internet based management system to provide the environmental protection authorities at all levels to understand the basic information of the professional engineers, certification situation, and accepting the results of auditing, and rewards and punishments etc. records, to implement the professional engineer’s certification management and auditing, and continue to cooperate with the business units of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Environmental Protection Bureau of the County and Municipal Governments to promote the application system for environmental protection permitting documents by means of internet transmission, and strengthen the notification and relevant interface functions for certification records.