This project assisted the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) in promoting the audit, inspection, and promotion of the soil pollution assessment investigation and test data of the announced operating sites in Articles 8 and 9 of the Soil and Ground Water Pollution Remediation Act. The main results are as follows:
(1)This project completed the audit of the schedule and contents of a total of 102 reported cases. The results of the audit were compiled as common deficient patterns; suggested measures and improvement strategies were studied and proposed. In addition, based on the audit experiences and results of this project, the Standardized Audit Checklist was formulated to assist counties and cities to improve the efficiency and quality of audits.
(2)This project completed 30 on-site inspections and 30 sampling inspections. Every inspection was conducted by two Soil Pollution Assessment Investigation Personnel from this project team to ensure the inspection procedure, verify the assessment completeness, and provide immediate counsel on site once operational problems were identified. The inspection results were provided to Environmental Protection Bureaus(EPBs) for subsequent review. This project integrated the common problems and countermeasures for field operation conditions, analyzed deficient patterns, and developed the Sampling Inspection Scoring Principles for Soil Pollution Assessment Investigation Personnel to comprehensively counsel the enterprises and assess investigators’ operation quality.
(3)This project organized one briefing meeting for EPBs with a total of 53 participants. Three training sessions were organized for soil pollution assessment investigating personnel, environmental professional engineers, and inspection agencies; a total of 234 people participated. Two educational training sessions were organized for a total of 34 staff responsible for high-deficient assessments and investigations. These meetings provided comprehensive feedback on the audit and inspection results to related personnel to reduce errors in enterprise reporting and improve the audit quality of EPBs. The customer service hotline was used to assist with a total of 90 inquiries, providing immediate assistance.