This project was implemented from Mar. 7, 2008 to Mar. 6, 2009. All the tasks defined in the contract had been completed including the sampling analysis, maintenance of the Manual Operation Air Monitoring Stations, regular maintenance of Auto-Monitoring Stations, calibration and maintenance of Fixed Noise Monitoring Stations, Mobile Noise Monitoring, Equipment Management, Delineation of Noise Control Zone, the Stationary Noise Measurement of running vehicles, and Non-Ionizing Radiation Monitoring, et cetera.
In the section of Manual Operation Air Monitoring Stations, this project had covered the following missions in Fengyuan, Wuchi and Wufeng. There are monthly sampling and analysis of dust fall, monthly one-point flow rate calibration, every half months TSP sampling analysis and maintenance, quarterly multiple-point flow rate calibration. All equipments in Manual Operation Air Monitoring Stations are in good working conditions. In contrast with year 2007, the mean concentration of TSP in year 2008 was obviously higher than that in year 2007.
In the section of Auto-Monitoring Stations, all measurement items were functioning well under weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual maintenance scheme. The data validity all achieved above 90%. In the project, we invited experts to perform functions verification and QA check, and we had improved instruments based on critical comments.
In 2008, the PSI (Pollutant Standards Index) of Taichung County revealing in Taiwan EPA report was 2.37%. The measurement data for the mid-Taiwan, the worst one was Nantou County standing for 3.83%, followed by Changhua County (2.6%), Taichung County (2.37%), and then Taichung City (1.64%). As to the Maximum Index Pollutants, ozone and PM10 both contributed the half part. Among Shan, Hai, and Tun, three districts of Taichung County, Tun had the worst air quality from its highest PSI and Hai had the better air quality from its lowest PSI.
In the section of Noise Monitoring, the regular calibration and maintenance of Fixed Noise Monitoring Stations were completed according to the contract. The calibration report and monitoring data were submitted monthly and the data validity was above 95%. In the section of the Mobile Noise Monitoring, that took twice quarterly monitoring tests at each spot, made totally 32 times monitoring. In the section of Petition Case Noise Monitoring, we had completed 2 times more than the requests according to the contract. Most of petition cases spreading along heavy traffic roadsides and railways. The monitoring results showed all cases complied with noise regulation standard. In the section of the Noise Monitoring of High Speed Rail, 5 spots had been accomplished along the High Speed Rail. The monitoring results showed 1spot not complied with noise regulation standard. In coordination with the federal highway police to guard against the car racing mission, we had performed 15 times including 120 vehicles’ inspection. There were 94 vehicles disqualified. The disqualified rate was 78.3％ and the disqualified vehicles were mostly stock cars.
In the section of the Equipment Management, all the noise monitors were certificate by Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection. In addition to this, all the noise monitors had to be sent to the auditing teams in Shan, Hai and Tun districts for testing on 15th of every month. In the section of the Integrated Software Operation/Maintenance and Data Update, apart from submitting the self- evaluation forms and updating the database of the Noise Control Information System monthly, it provided Taichung County EPB with the assistance of calculating and uploading the self-evaluation results to EPA’s Noise Control Information System quarterly. In the section of Delineation of Noise Control Zone, it was revised and officially announced in accordance with existing land use and development plans.
In the section of Non-Ionizing Radiation Monitoring, we had completed 1 time more than the requests according to the contract. The monitoring results showed all cases were lower than EPA’s recommended environmental values.