This project focused on the noise pollution and was principally categorized into eight parts: 1) completed non-fixed environmental and traffic noise monitoring in Tainan; 2) performed noise monitoring according to the noise-related complaints; 3) completed stationary noise measurement of running vehicle’s engine in coordination with the law enforcement from environmental protection department; 4) organized noise related seminars and invited expert to have their lecture; 5) frequently updated and maintained the noise regulation website of Tainan; 6) in coordination with regular noise nuisance inspection, carried out a noise pollution traceable chain for each case. The origin of pollution source could be determined and analyzed in order to reduce the repeated case reported by citizens; 7) involved the performance assessment of noise regulatory policy enforced by environmental protection department; 8) other noise regulatory related works (included religious carnival project)
Tainan environmental and traffic noise monitoring was performed at 12 environmental noise monitoring stations and 12 roadside traffic noise monitoring stations. In 2015, we completed total 192 times (achieved 100%) environmental and traffic noise monitoring. All the monitoring data throughout four seasons in 2015 have been uploaded to noise regulation website of environmental protection department. Measurement for the noise nuisance cases have been completed 10 times. One of those cases related to the railway noise nuisance was measured at No.4-5, Ln. 27, Guangwen Rd., Shanhua Dist., Tainan City 741, Taiwan (R.O.C.) on 4 June 2015. Average maximum noise level exceeded the class 3 of general railway noise restriction was recorded during the monitoring period as a result improvement report was submitted in accordance with the regulation. For the rest of cases, all the monitoring results complied with the noise restriction standard.
The stationary noise tests were competed total 54 times, one more additional test out of the scheduled program, achieved 102%. 1149 vehicles were intercepted in which 215 vehicles were required to be further inspection. Among the inspection, 129 vehicles were prosecuted and reached 60%. 116 vehicles were completed the improvement measure and achieved 89.9%. In addition, 1593 reported vehicles were recalled and 1645 vehicles have been inspected. In which 35 vehicles were prosecuted (2.1%) and improvement rate reached 96.1%.
Three numbers of noise pollution conferences were organized on 2015. The content of first and second seminars was an introduction of “Noise Control Ordinance clause 8 and 9” which were held on 10 Nov 2015. The third seminar “ Self-management on noise nuisance and air pollution from Tainan school bus” was co-organized with Mobile source control plan and Diesel vehicle exhaust detect plan on 7 Dec 2015.
This year, project team focused on offering assistance to performance assessment, review and re-planning of work program of the Noise Control Ordinance Clause 7, 8 and 9. It could be summarized into 4 sections: 1) The Noise Control Ordinance Clause 7 has been released on 31 Dec 2015; 2) Review and assessment of Noise Control Ordinance Clause 8 which was published on 10 Aug 2015; 3) Review and assessment of Noise Control Ordinance subclause 1 to 6 in Clause 9 which was submitted to environmental protection department for approval on 8 Jan 2016; 4) Review and assessment of aircraft noise restriction area at Tainan airport and Qui Nhon Airlines base. The aircraft noise restriction area at Tainan airport was not required to be rectified according to the monitoring results, and the assessment report would be submitted for environmental protection department’s approval.