Since the initiation of the 2013 legal assistance project for public nuisance disputes, we have already had the pleasure of servicing thousands of affected individuals of public nuisance in Taiwan; as in recent years, Taiwanese have attached more importance to the quality of the environment. The legal standard for public nuisance issues is continually adjusted and amended in order to maintain strictness. The public nuisance issues include noise pollution (including low frequency noise pollution), water pollution, and air pollution; However, when the public faces these kinds of environmental public nuisances, they will not be well informed of advocating their inherent legal rights or possess any knowledge related to public nuisances. Worse yet, victims of environmental nuisances may not have the financial ability to afford the procedural burdens generated from advocating their legal rights. Therefore, in order for the Environmental Protection Administration of the Executive Yuan, R.O.C. (Taiwan) (the “TEPA”) to protect the legal rights of the people and enable people to more conveniently claim those legal rights, the EPA will continue supporting this annual project from 2020 to 2021. The project will include the following content:
1. Provide legal consultations and assist to resolve public nuisance conflicts.
2. Provide legal services and assistance for victims of public nuisance to claim their legal rights and resolve public nuisance disputes.
3. Provide statistics and related analysis for legal assistance project.
4. Gather established cases in arbitration and civil procedure. Draft a summary of the cases.