Amendments to Management Regulations Governing Reuse of Incinerator Bottom Ash Announced

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The amendments to the Management Regulations Governing the Reuse of Incinerator Bottom Ash (垃圾焚化廠焚化底渣再利用管理方式) was announced on 19 May 2022. Major amendments included the addition of the uses of recycled incineration aggregates and the environmental standards and quality specifications that must be met, the addition of restrictions on the use sites in non-urban land use zones, restricting the use sites of some recycled incineration aggregates, and the addition of stipulations concerning the documents that must be provided when applying for a project control number.

The purpose of these amendments was to strengthen the management of the quality and flow destination of recycled incineration aggregates. The Management Regulations Governing the Reuse of Incinerator Bottom Ash was promulgated on 18 May 2020. The amendments were formulated to align with practical operations management, strengthen regulations on uses, and restrict the use sites of recycled incineration aggregates. The major amendments included: 

A. The amendments included more uses of recycled incineration aggregates, as well as restrictions on those uses, and the environmental standards that must be met. There are 11 uses of recycled incineration aggregates, with the first nine allowed to be carried out in public construction sites taking priority: 

(1) Foundation filling

(2) Road and embankment filling

(3) Port area filling, used only in commercial ports, industrial ports, or industrial parks where land reclamation has been approved

(4) Road grade aggregate materials in road bases and sub-bases

(5) Controlled low strength filling materials

(6) Regenerated low-density pervious concrete, used only in road construction

(7) Asphalt concrete, used only in road construction

(8) Brick products

(9) Cement products used in Jersey barriers and curbs

(10) Cement raw meal, used only as cement raw materials in cement factories

(11) Construction materials for the parts of sanitary landfills that are not in contact with steel, and covering soil for sanitary landfills but not as the final cover

B. The addition of restrictions on the use sites of recycled incineration aggregates

C. The addition of stipulations that allow users to inquire about relevant information online, and the revision of reporting requirements regarding recycled incineration aggregates

D. The addition of the quality specifications of recycled incineration aggregates that must be met, and the stipulations requiring non-governmental project operators to submit test reports when applying to be delisted from the control list  

E. The addition of stipulations concerning the documents that must be provided, the procedure, and the material-supplying entities when applying for a project control number for projects involving recycled incineration aggregates

Excerpt from Major Environmental Policies, June 2022

Source:
Environmental Protection Administration, R.O.C.(Taiwan)
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2022-08-30
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