In order to improve the efficiency and quality of the environmental impact assessment (EIA) review, this project developed a standard operation procedure, and a checklist for examining the specific items of EIA reports. The main purpose of this project is to assist Taiwan Environmantal Protection Administration (EPA) in reviewing environmental impact assessment reports, which are required to agree with the relvant regulations including environmental impact assessment working standards, technical guidelines, and review regulations. The results of the review were provided for the EIA review committee. Three main tasks are conducted to provide technological support in examining the specific items of EIA which are required during the EIA report review meeting. The tasks include: (a) reviewing at least fifty EIA reports, (b) following up the environmental impact assessment cases, and (c) analyzeing satisfaction levels of EIA reports. During this study, sixty-three EIA reports are reviewed including thirty-six environmental impact statements (EIS) , two environmental impact assessment reports , twenty-one environmental impact survey reports, and four analyses of the differences between the current environmental conditions and the ones when the development activity was generated. Besides, there are nineteen EIA followed-up cases, and the comments on the EIA cases were provided during the review meeting.
The forty-three EIA reports were examined for the satisfaction levels in terms of the requirements for the relevant regulations. Based on the relevant regulations, the EIA specific items of topography, geology, soil, water quality, air pollution, risk assessment of poisonous substances, noise, vibration, solid waste, energy, climate change, plant ecology, animal ecology, marine ecology, landscape, cultural assets, society, and economy are examimed to evaluate the satisfaction levels. The results of the evaluation indicated that several specific items are unable to meet the requirements. Those unsatified specific items shall be reviewed in the future. Finally, several suggestions for further investigation are provided.