To maintain public health, the Taiwan EPA has collected the air pollution control fees for stationary sources based on the air pollutant emissions in accordance with the Air Pollution Control Act since 1998. The Taiwan EPA further entrusted to the local environmental protection bureaus with the review and auditing work in 2007. This project assisted the Taiwan EPA in amending the collection measures by rolling wave planning, providing guidance to the local environmental protection bureaus and premises, expanding and updating the "stationary source air pollution control fees and emissions reporting integrated management system" (hereinafter referred to as the fees reporting system), and auditing check.
By collecting the latest information on international rates and carrying out on-site guidance to the local environmental protection bureaus and premises, the regulations and legislative regime related to the fees were reviewed, and the training materials of dedicated air pollution control personnel was edited. This year, several tasks were also implemented, including amending partial articles of "Regulations Governing the Collection of Air Pollution Control Fee", and reviewing the calculation methods for pollutant emission quantities and the regulations of remitting the fees. For accurate obtaining the types of emission sources and the status of regulatory compliance, this project also assessed the reasonableness of the results of air pollutant emissions, reviewed the emission factors, developed local emission factors for cement industry, holding a technology transfer workshop for plant-specific factor, and holding meetings for developing local emission factors.
For the completeness of reporting data, the types and usage volumes of raw materials obtained from the fees reporting system were compared with those of the other reporting systems administered by the Taiwan EPA. The accuracy of fees accounts was audited by an accountant, and the quality of fees database was improved. In addition, the functions of exemption from reporting obligation and web accessibility were added to the fees reporting system. Finally, this project enhanced the information security of fees reporting system, and reduced vulnerability to cyberattacks for cooperating with the national information security policy.