I. Permit control practices
A. A total of 323 installation and operation permits have been issued during the program implementation period, including 43 installation permits, 15 alternation of permits, 9 renewal of installation permits, 55 operation permits, 79 alternation of operation permits, 41 operation extensions, and 81 renewal of operation permits.
B. Complete monitoring and testing of 102 smoke channels and 42 ambient operations prior to issuance of permit.
C. Complete on-site inspection of 233 operations prior to issuance of permit.
D. All air pollutants in the county jurisdiction are generated from coal, hence a total of 13 permits for coal usage were issued, among them, 4 permits for coal usage, and 1 permit for sales of coal are issued this year.
E. Currently, a total of 189 factories/plants are required and have completed reporting of emission volume, amounting to 100% reporting rate.
F. Complete a total of 204post-issuance inspections, reaching a completion rate of over100%.
G. At present, a total of 149 public/private locations that are required to staff with responsible personnel, reaching a staffing rate of 100%, a total of 54 applications for personnel staffing have received assistance during the program implementation period.
II. Management of continuous emission monitoring system of stationary source
A total of 9 function inspections of continuous auto monitoring facilities and 1 inspection of CGA standard gas have completed this year. The result shows that CGA of PG01 (SO2, NOx, and O2) of Changhua Plant of Formosa Chemicals and Fiber Corporation is below 15% of the regulatory standards, and is rated as an A level. From the monthly monitoring statistic data, emissions of all 9 cases meet regulatory standards.
III. Regular patrol and control of stationary source
A. Complete a total of 57 inspections on county industries, all meeting trade standards.
B. To date, 204 and 129 candidates are subject to regular inspection of the publicized 1st group and 2nd group, respectively. This year, a total of 111 publicized candidates have completed monitoring/inspection during the program implementation period.
C. Complete 5 inspections on dioxin testing, all meeting emission standards.
D. Complete 10 organic functions test of malodor pollution source, all meeting regulatory standards.
E. Complete 15 inspections/analyses on plants liquid fuel, all meeting regulatory standards.
F. Complete 10 point inspections on plant in corresponding to the emergency response policy of inferior air quality.
G. Complete a total of 2,631 data auditing, and documentation of 50 files.
IV. Collecting system of air pollution fee
A. Until today, a total of 741 public/private locations are subject to submission of 2009 1st quarter air pollution fee. A total of NT$44,016,396 have been collected in 2008.
B. A total of 351 plants have been inspected for air pollution fee payment. Among them, 71 plants are required for an emission of over one ton of SOx and NOx per quarter. A total of 96 plants are reporting with correct data, occupying 27% of the total inspection cases. A total of 123 plants were found of data errors, having a direct impact on the payment amount. Amount errors include simple miscalculation, raw fuel reporting error, wrong emission parameters, or miscalculation of emission volume. 72 plants are over-submission, other 51 are subject to a submission of NT$511,280.
V. Databank maintenance and management of stationary source
A. Complete census and data maintenance/update of a total of 61 listed plants.
B. The processing equipment conditions pre- and post-checking are found to be on a decreasing trend:
1. Number of processing step: total decreased number of 8, from 92 to 83;
2. Number of pollution source: total decreased number of 32, from 361 to 326;
3. Number of air pollution control equipments: total decreased number of 14, from 157 to 143;
4. Number of emission: total decreased number of 7, from 79 to 72..
Various pollutants are also found to be decreasing since reduced productivity is seen at most of the plants:
Particular matters (PM) - 16.968 metric ton/year less;
SOx –22.519 metric ton/year less;
NOx –58.171 metric ton/year less;
VOCs: 26.629 metric ton/year less.
VI. Other related practices
A. Complete 5 sessions of publication/guidance of air pollution fee related laws and regulations.
B. Provide related consultation and guidance services to industries from time to time.
C. Complete publication of 7 articles on related policies on e-newspaper or hard copy newspaper.
1. The Commons Daily, September 25, 2008 – Changhua EP Bureau raids asphalt plant found in violation of mandatory operation.
2. The Commons Daily, October 21, 2008 – Efficient application procedure for electronization of stationary source.
3. The Commons Daily, November 26, 2008 – Conducting regular inspection of dioxin to maintain fresh and healthy air quality.
4. The Commons Daily, February 19, 2009 – Launching fugitive emission control on stationary pollution source.
5. Changhua Times, April 1, 2009 - Launching fugitive particulate matters control on stationary source.
6. The Liberty Times, May 26, 2009 – Changhua EP Bureau resolves to eliminate illegal oily smoke connecting with public drain.
7. Changhua Times, May 27, 2009 – Oily smokes are prohibited from discharging into ditches.