According to Article 6 and Article 37 of the Toxic and Concerned Chemical Substances Control Act, the EPA promulgated the Regulations Governing the Certification and Management of Emergency Response and Consultation Institutions for Toxic and Concerned Chemical Substances. The regulations aim to strengthen overall emergency prevention and response capacities for environmental accidents.
The regulations aim to increase chemical emergency response and consultation staff competency by establishing a certification system for organizations that provide professional emergency response and consultation support services. The regulations contain stipulations on the management of professional emergency response staff, covering training qualifications, number of staff, on-the-job training, training record keeping, and training certification issuance, registration, and cancellation. The regulations also establish a certification system to ensure the quality of implementation by organizations with respect to prevention, emergency response, restoration and aftercare related to chemical incidents.
Excerpt from Environmental Policy Monthly, 23 (3)
- Environmental Protection Administration, R.O.C.(Taiwan)