The goals of this project are to strengthen and put the stationary sources management into practice through pragmatic review of related management system, norms and rules. Thus, this project divided into 4 major parts in accordance with the emission control strategies planned by Taiwan Clean Air Act. The 4 parts are 1) Permitting policy strengthened and integrated management of Total Quantity Control Plan, 2) prevention pollution management and emission reduction, 3) supervision and enforcement, 4) improvement of data quality and upgrade management system.
In the part of permitting policy strengthened and integrated management of Total Quantity Control Plan, this project set emission integrated management as main axis to reinforce the permit system. Three steps were planned for incorporate the emission quantity limitation regulated under Total Quantity Control Plan into permit system. Firstly, integrate administrative procedures and emission calculation methods; secondly, research the feasibility of emission calculation scopes integration and frame the new generation permitting policy; thirdly, integrate emission management process and to fulfill the control target in Total Quantity Control Plan. Accordingly, several principle amendments of 「Permitting of stationary sources of air pollution」were accomplished this year, including revised the threshold emission of permit significant modification and emission calculation methods, and add the provision of improper operation and malicious emission during the period of stationary sources test run. Besides, The project also accomplished the amendment of 「The Air Pollution Emission scale of new large stationary sources construction or existing stationary sources major modification」, which estimate to increase 91% of controlled facilities in the near future.
For pollution prevention management and emission reduction, we carried out the amendment of「air pollution control policy of coal, coke and other fuels」, 「Best available control technology」,「volatile organic air pollution control policy and emission standard of Polyurethane synthetic leather industry」, and「control policy of voluntary or entrusting testing and reporting of stationary sources」regulations. About the management of fuel usage and pollution prevention, this project accomplished to inspect 44 petroleum coke importers based on the information provided by the Customs Administration, Ministry of Finance and to clarify the concerns of Congress. New constructed coal boilers have decreased 17% while nature gas boilers have increased 11% in amount since the Permit Review Principle of High Pollution Fuel Boilers issued in 2013. However, there are 17 waste combustion boilers new constructed this year to solve the waste problem which on the other hand may cause the air pollution. Besides, this project drafted the instituting and management policy of environmental dedicated units or personnel and penalty policy for their violation of air pollution control law based on the results of environmental dedicated units or personnel interviews.
To supervise stationary sources management of local component authorities, we performed permit field inspections for 154 stationary sources and then update the permit review staff training textbook according to the results of field inspections. Besides, we assisted Environmental Professionals Training Institute to hold two training sessions to improve the permit review ability of local component authorities' staffs. Compares to 2014, there are 558 inspection cases increased implemented by local component authorities and overall discrepancy rate rise to 13.3% this year. In addition, this project also focus on developing countermeasures for farmland adjacent to the air pollution sources, including drafted related permit review principle, building inspection and audit standard operating mechanism and process, etc.
To enhance the quality and upgrade management system, the project accomplished 6 system updating and online work that include the testing and reporting of stationary sources warning function, double check confirm bottom, integrated inquire system download permissions management function. And to keep up with the emission management policy and air pollution control policy of coal, coke and other fuels, the EIA regional emissions allocate management platform and coal, coke and other fuels management system were developed. Furthermore, we were carried out the data quality check modules and perform data quality check for 21,500 public or private facilities and 150,000 pollution sources to increase data quality. Data quality ascends month by month, as of December 31, 2014 currency rate is 88.4%.