Training courses include environmental protection laws, regulations, professional skills, and administrative management. Details on training targets and courses are as follows:
A. Trainees are divided into five categories:
(1) Government environmental protection inspectors of each level, including inspectors for pollution prevention and administration in all environmental protection bureaus. The total number of trainees ranges from 3000 to 4000 people.
(2) Personnel of authorities in charge of relevant industries:
Relevant authorities include the Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Transportation and Communications, Ministry of Education, Council of Indigenous Peoples, Council of Agriculture, Department of Health, Coast Guard Administration, and Ministry of Internal Affairs. The operation personnel should participate in professional training in environmental protection regulations, environmental impact assessment, industrial waste management, traffic noise control, and oil spill cleanups.
(3) Operation personnel in environmental protection related businesses or organizations:
Including personnel from organizations, factories, councils or environmental engineering companies, environmental inspection businesses and other relevant industries. Operation personnel should participate in classes on the planning of environmental protection regulations, all kinds of inspections, inspection of gasoline vapour recovery, and monitoring of underground storage tanks. The aim is to provide the latest environmental protection regulations, professional skills in preventing pollution, and real practice to fulfill the responsibility of preventing pollution.
(4) Voluntary workers, communities and river patrols:
Training is provided to community patrols and NGO workers to assist the government in promoting environmental protection policies and to discover and monitor pollution sources.
(5) Environmental Protection Alternative Military Services:
In assisting the government to promote alternative military services, professional training is provided for the alternative military services to enrich the professional knowledge of the serviceman and assist the work of environmental protection authorities.
B. Training courses can be divided into the following four categories:
(1) Administration management:
The goals is to increase the ability of administration, information usage, legal affairs, and communication for operation personnel in all environmental protection agencies. The courses include processing official documents, legal affairs relevant to environmental protection, appeal regulations, administrative litigation, administrative execution, administrative penalties, risk management, and how to operate and use the online pollution control system.
(2) Environmental protection laws and regulations:
Assisting the promotion and execution of environmental policies and programs, the courses include planning environmental protection regulations, green procurement, environmental impact assessment, and introducing the latest announced or modified regulations.
(3) Environmental protection professional skills and management:
Based on the skills of pollution prevention and management, the courses include atmosphere protection, prevention of pollution from construction sites, prevention of water pollution, river pollution remediation, oil-spill cleanup, management of vessel pollution, safety and health practices during waste cleanup, management of the toxic chemicals, low frequency noise inspections, operating non-ionizing radiation machinery, environmental inspection (inorganic/organic/air), soil and underground water pollution remediation, testing of gasoline vapor recovery facilities, monitoring underground storage tanks, Dengue fever prevention, inspection and quarantine of avian influenza, fire ant invasion prevention, and promoting neighborhood cleanups.
(4) International environmental protection affairs:
Due to growing interaction among nations on the issues of environmental protection and trade, environmental problems have become more complicated, and related technology and management systems have also become more advanced. The Environmental Protection Training Institute focuses on soil and groundwater pollution remediation and oil-spill cleanups, for which foreign experience and skills are needed. EPTI also aggressively cooperates with foreign institutes, councils, and professional research institutes to plan training courses of foreign projects, including lectures, simulations, real practices and demonstrations. The course invites the participation of central and local environmental protection authorities. By learning the latest foreign technologies and experiences, the Institute should increase professional skills for personnel and develop environmental protection talents with an international view.
- Environmental Protection Administration, R.O.C.(Taiwan)