The project was executed from March 23, 2009 to March 22, 2010, twelve months in total. The main objectives of the project had three sections. First, we executed all kinds of air pollutant reduction, involved sulfur oxide, nitrogen oxide, particulate matter and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Second, we implemented the stationary pollution source operating permit management. Third, we expanded a strategy of economy-induced, involved air pollution control fees, incentives and subventions. All work and progress were executed based on the contract. Working items were involved maintenance, update and management of database system, handled, examined and certificated permits, and the auditing of the site and implementation, confirmed the coincidence rate of the Act, pursued, examined and audited air pollution control fees, examination of pollution emissions by network, on-the-job training of dedicated air pollution control personnel, handled cases of factories and hold of all kinds of guidance councils, etc.
Control factories of this annual project were 2,767 firms, which were higher than last annual. The aim processes of control list are mechanical device manufacturing and repair industry, textile industry, printing and dyeing industry, and basic metal industry. The annual air pollution emissions quantity of the project were 4696.528 tons/year for particle, 9236.021 tons/year for sulfur oxide, 19178.132 tons/year for nitrogen oxide, and 11830.075 tons/year for VOCs. All kinds of air pollutant emissions were a little bit lower than last annual.
Other key work of the annual project was strengthened fugitive emission source control, particularly particle and VOCs. Concerning fugitive particle pollutant control, we cooperated to the “Stationary Pollution Source Fugitive Particle Pollution Control Facilities Management Regulations” announced by Environmental Protection Administration on January 8, 2009 and “Error Demerit and Handling Principle for Violation of Stationary Pollution Source Fugitive Particle Pollution Control Facilities Management Regulations” on July 17, 2009. Control factories of our county total 212 firms. The initial coincidence rate was only 72%. After our team kept checking and providing factories with the related regulations, coincidence rate was come to 96.1% until the project finished. Other concerning VOCs control, we introduced FID of testing instruments for proving efficiency of activated carbon control equipments. It could be insisted on normal maintenance and operation of control equipment for factories. We completed to prove efficiency of 55 adsorptive equipments. There were 41 adsorptive equipments to be unable to conform to efficiency of operating permit and rate was come to 75%. Besides, “Gas Detector” was proved treatment efficiency of washing tower. And we completed to test 8 instruments. There were 6 instruments to be unable to conformability and rate was come to 75%. Another key work was check of industrial district control. The annual project had the focus of Guanyin and Gueishan industrial district, and set up lists of potential risk industrial district.
Other outcomes of the project included: completed 327 firms for maintenance and update, examined 1466 processes of permit and certificated 901 permits, completed 403 processes of permit audit, detected 1,322 firms of levy subjects and pursued 293 firms of air pollution control fees (29,836,005 NT dollars) and audited 872 firms of air pollution control fees, completed emission audit of air pollution control fees from the first to the third in 2009, etc. All contents and detail results were described on each chapter of this report.
Based on carrying out approval and review of cases this year, the quantity of the cases we accepted was always the most of the whole country, the labors was not enough to support the cases. Besides, we had to not only finish reviewing cases before the deadline, but requesting good quality. It took too much resource to revise the manuscripts in terms of the administration assessment of our team. The better quality of the cases we accepted, the higher ability to approve the cases. Therefore, the certification system of approving agents has to be established. Ask the agents to be responsible for writing good manuscripts, and then the ability to granting cases will increase in our county.