Abstract The duration of the project was from 3/15/2006 to 3/14/2007, totaling 12 months. The statistics of all operation progresses and analysis results included in the final report were for the period from 3/15/2006 to 3/14/2007 (herein refer to as this stage). The main operations included database maintenance/renewal/management, execution of the permit system, conduct air pollution charge collection and auditing, online emission volume application review, and conduct personnel on job training and various promotion seminars; all operations and progresses were completed according to the original plan and in compliance with the content of the contract. Up until this stage, there are 2029 listed county controlled fixed pollution sources, a reduction of 209 sources compared to last year. Majority of the listed control pollution sources were rubber\plastic related industries, metallic product manufacturers\ processors, and wood\bamboo related product manufacturers. The current annual air pollution emission volumes in the county were: particle pollution increased from 4829.451 tons/year to 6517.851 tons/ year, oxysulfide reduced from 16310.208 tons/year to 16046.008 tons/year, NOx slightly increased from 26307.82 tons/year to 26426.66 tons/year, and volatile organic compound reduced from 7431.981 tons/year to 7077.171 tons/year; Taiwan Power Company, Taichung Plant was still the major fixed pollution source in the county. Because new volatile organic compound pollution charges are ready to start and many of the listed control factories haven’t been renewed for years; the creditability of the database has decreased a great deal. Hence the focus of this database renewal operations were placed on major volatile organic compound pollution sources and factories that miss out renewal check ups for over three years. Additionally, in conjunction with the policy of simplified and convenient government operation procedures and evaluation by the Environmental Protection Agency (features and innovations), we planned to initiate the ISO permit system, negotiate the signing of the voluntary reduction agreement with the Taiwan Power Company, and publicize the establishment regulations for the storage yard car wash platform; we hope these actions can help highlight the performance of the project. In the permit operation, the ISO9001 certification had been accomplished; a total of 273 establishment and operation permits were issued during the project execution period; the applications had all been reviewed according to the regulated time frame by the environmental protection agency; the review period for the non-major applications and the first category permit applications had been decreased to be within 10 days. In addition, to confirm the public/private places pollution sources and the content of the applications are consistent, we added the pre-permit inspection system prior to issuing the permit. During the
project execution, 152 factory chimney inspections were completed along with 262 pre-permit on site inspections and 344 pre-permit negotiations. In addition, 287 certified production processes’ on site inspections were completed, which 108 processes were found incompliance to the content of their permits; the incompliance ratio was 37.63% (among which 15 permits were inspected by the EPA entrusted agencies, which included 8 incompliance; the incompliance ratio was 53.33%) In the air pollution charge operation, the declaration list had a total of 648 companies, we completed 219 air pollution charge inspection and found 42 companies with unpaid air pollution charge over NTD1000. We also completed collection actions against 131 delayed payment and collected a total of NTD679,787; the delayed payment collection ratio was 93.89% and the total declaration collection ratio was 99.2%. In the database maintenance and management, the source of the renewal list for this year was the EPA97 controlled factories, the screening terms were the top 100 VOCs public/private places, the top 100 CO2 emission public/private places, places that have not been reviewed for three years, and the inspection list included in the EPA inspection database. Compare the 2005 and 2006 annual pollution emission volume for the controlled fixed pollution sources; we found 8 newly listed controlled factories, 2 newly established factories, 60 excluded factories, and 5 temporarily shut-downs. At the moment, there are 2029 controlled factories, 31 controlled factories short from the list prior to the project execution and 209 factories less than the list last year. In the production process pollution sources, from 2005 to 2006, there were 44 less pollution processes, 104 less pollution sources, 29 less protection equipments, and 41 less controlled chimneys; the major contributor to the decrease was shut-downs and transfers of 28 factories. Other concrete achievements included new declaration list of 176 factories, 521 consultations helping public/private places completing first three quarters’ on line declaration operations, completed reviews and on site inspections of 434 declarations in the first three quarters, completed comparisons of air pollution charges and emission volumes, confirmed 8th batch of publicized 101 permitted companies, held 5 training sessions for operation personnel, held one regulation promotion and permit application form presentation, held one permit publication regulation and application form presentation, held one online emission declaration presentation, renew CO2 emission data for controlled pollution sources, assisted planning of control strategy and measures for fixed pollution sources of third degree ozone prevention area, and coordination of EPA entrusted operations; detailed operation and results were outlined in different chapters in the report.