This project was conducted over a period of 12 months between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021 for the primary purpose of collecting construction project air pollution control fee, inspect pollution sources in construction sites, patrol and inspect construction sites, promote autonomous management at construction sites, manage early-warning systems, advocate construction site management and provide counseling for shortcomings, form submission, and data analysis.
There were a total of 3,965 cases of construction project air pollution control fee which before the start of construction reported for collection, and with 17 cases exempt from collection, resulting in a total amount of NT$287,047,665 collected. Case files have been established for all sites, achieving an air pollution fee collection rate of 97% and a success rate of 97.1% for payment reminders. A total of 3,965 construction projects were completed.
The number of cases reported through the internet totaled 3,499, primarily level-2 building sites from the administrative districts of Zhongli, Guanyin, and Taoyuan. The largest type of reported constructions were building (RC) projects; the online reporting rate of these types of projects was 98.5%.
In the inspection of construction sites in compliance with the Management Regulations for Construction Project Air Pollution Control Facilities (“management regulations”), this project completed inspections/audits for 16,273 locations; inspections tracked 94.6% of emissions, providing a coverage of 86.15%，level1Construction Sites 90.10%, level2Construction Sites 84.49%; emissions reduced by 62.46% up to December 30, 2021 for a 92.4% compliance rate to the management regulations. Non-compliant construction sites were requested to improve conditions before a deadline.
In the autonomous management of construction sites, road adoption was promoted to 106 locations resulting in the cleaning of 171,638 km of roads. Additionally, the project performed 70 supervisions during high pollution phases of construction projects such as excavation and completed counseling.30 construction sites participated in the electronic process self-management system about source of air pollution, their average reducing rate of pollution emission were 66.1% which greater than the other construction sites of Taoyuan City; Obviously, this fugitive emission self-management is indeed effective in pollution abatement.
In terms of early warning management, aerial photography was performed at 20 locations during construction phases with high pollution; 2 construction sites were promoted using air-quality sensor with automatic sprinkler system for monitoring particulates (PM2.5, PM10), and according to construction period they were suggested take the better sprinkler type(fixed or mobile). This stay on top of the pollution trends precisely and also technologically determine the timing of spraying. Close cooperation with the Environmental Protection Administration in the control of PM2.5 was performed by investigating and analyzing background data of fugitive pollution sources and emissions at construction sites. During this year’s announced days of poor air quality (total of 50 days), telephone and e-mail notifications were issued to construction sites (5,430 sites) to perform watering of roads and improve air pollution prevention measures. There were a total of 66 locations that performed poor air quality reporting at construction sites.
In terms of advocacy, the project promoted the collection of construction air pollution fees and the Management Regulations for Construction Project Air Pollution Control Facilities. Relevant business organizations were invited to participate depending on the nature of seminars. A total of 12 counseling seminars were organized during the project period with each event hosting 22~60 participants; excellent interactions with all departments and staff resulted in good promotion and advocacy.