Main tasks and executive results of this project are summarized as follows:
Under this project, which is subject to EPA’s request, the estimation of illicit profit in three environmental protection cases, along with estimation reports was completed. For each case, three review meetings were held, to which six experts were invited to provide counsel. In addition, three meetings of technical exchange on environmental law enforcement were held, inviting 8 experts, including prosecutors, police, tax offices and lawyers, environmental engineers and college professors, who had the experience in prosecution-police-environmental agency collaboration, to lecture to a total of 234 participants in a total 18 sessions.
To perfect EPA inspectors’ techniques of inspection, three in-situ technical exchange workshops were held at three selected firms who were involved in VOC emission (their processes include tape manufacturing process (in the north), naphtha cracking process (in the central) and metal surface coating process (in the south)). Each workshop, to which two experts were invited, had a principal agenda of exchange on air pollution control; in total, 90 persons participated. In addition, three technical exchange workshops on pollution control were held to address the above-mentioned processes. Two experts were invited to each workshop to lecture in the programs regarding causes of process pollutions and choice of pollution control techniques, where a total of 173 participants attended.
To increase EPA inspectors’ skill of air pollution control fee estimation, experts were invited to hold six workshops of training in air pollution control fee estimation. A total of 36 sessions were given to a total of 263 participants, while a 2-hour long multimedia tutorial on air pollution control fee estimation was produced. Additionally, three meetings on strategy for perfecting environmental law enforcement were held and attended by a total of 250 persons, inviting 24 persons of legal, accounting, environmental protection, engineering and plumbing/electricity backgrounds or specialists of academic backgrounds designated by agencies to provide counsel or assist in the services of environmental law enforcement.
Under this project, the composition of 4 documents was completed, which are “A reference guide to stationary sources as targets of poor air quality inspection in 2021”, “A study of cases founded by EPA to violate environmental laws in the last 3 years”, “Handbook for auditing operation permits to stationary polluting sources” and “Handbook for auditing water pollution control permits (documents)”. A pamphlet was made from 104 regulations on stationary polluting sources, in a total of 1602 pages; 300 copies were printed. In addition, assistance was provided in sponsoring the 2021 Golden Enforcement Awards for environmental crime crackdown on Oct. 26, 2021, and in the administrative operations of assembling 126th -132nd punishment review meetings, among other matters related to environmental law enforcement.