Taichung County’s 2007 “Fixed Sources of Pollution, Air Pollutant Examination, Control, and Reduction Counseling Plan” since its execution period from March 15, 2007 to March 14th, 2008, is to continue 2006’s related plan to execute examinations and inspections of flute, border, and sulfur content in liquid fuel, to conduct examinations and regulation compliance inspections of gas stations, to conduct regulation compliance inspections of specific industries, to organize routine
examinations and inspection filing systems, to monitor inspections, to
conduct regulation compliance inspections of mobile pollution source and storage yard, to carry out inspections and control of food industries, to follow up on petition cases, to conduct general survey examinations of factories, to give policy promotional seminars, and to work with Mid-Taiwan Air Quality Region Execution Organization, and other related work.
In order to improve Environmental Protection Bureau’s assessment grade of this project, work-suspended or half suspended sand and crushed stone and the concrete mixes gathering facilities in Taichung County were chosen to try out a brand new pollution-reduction method using Black wheat and Bermudan grass to cover the exposed land and driveway within the facilities. Because the black wheat belongs to the frigid zone plant family, which is also suitable to be planted with other warm and subtropics plants, to cover all weather and season conditions. The mix planting of these 2 plants can achieve the long-term forestation effect and to reduce the effect of wind erosion and wind-borne dust pollution.
The project execution team had completed 55 cases of air pollutant examination and inspection. Out of which, 49 cases were found to be qualified with testing results within the emission standard. However, 6 cases were found to be unqualified. According to the examination classification, there were 1 unqualified flute odor sites, 1 unqualified flute dioxin site, and 4 unqualified sites with higher than allowed sulfur content in liquid fuel.
Also, to reduce volatile organic matter mobile pollution, gas-to-oil ratio examinations were conducted in 41 gas stations. Out of 427 gasoline grease guns tested, 92.5% had results within the allowed gas-to-oil ratio. Gas leakage examinations were conducted in 10 gas stations. All gas stations had results within the gas station gas recycle management control standard, therefore creating a compliance rate of 100%. In the regulation compliance inspection of specific industries, 30 sites with results not in compliance of regulation standards, were inspected and given follow-up counseling. For routine site declarations, 292 businesses were processed, reviewed, and filed according to the businesses and industries specified in Public Notice Number 1, Public Notice Number 2, and Taichung County regular routine inspection and control public announcement.
To effectively manage and control air pollutant discharges from storage yards, 100 pollutant discharge compliance inspections were given, including 20 harbor area storage yards plus arc furnaces and scrap iron yards. The overall BACT compliance is 95.2%. As of March 14 th, 2008, improvement works were completed for 5 storage yards and 1 Taichung Port Discharge Dock, resulting in a total reduction of pollutant emission by 159.4 ton per year.
A total of 100 illegal factories were surveyed and inspected. Eleven factories, were using either organic solvent or heavy oil as fuel, therefore needed to file and pay air pollution fee. The list of factories violating standards was turn over to the regulating authority for follow-up work and for the purposes of user-pay system and pollution origin control. To let the public and private organizations within Taichung County and its employees to under the related regulations and its implementation standards, 5 such seminars including The Taichung County Harbor Area Mobile Pollution Control Awareness Campaign, The Food Industry Odor, Fume and Smoke Pollution Control Awareness Campaign, and The Gas Station “Fill, Stop, and Go” Awareness Campaign were held.
Also, to improve the team’s assessment grade and to further the collaboration with the agency, other assignments that were given were all completed. During the plan’s execution period, the team was given different educational trainings to continuously improve their proficiency. So, the plan not only satisfied the quantitative goal requirements but also fulfilled the results qualitatively.