On 24 June 2022, the EPA has revised Articles 10 and 18 of the Regulations Governing Indoor Air Quality Testing and Analysis of Announced Premises (公告場所室內空氣品質檢驗測定辦法), which was enacted on 1 July 2022. For any periodic testing runs except the initial testing run, the announced premises may commission a testing organization to conduct testing within three months before or after the scheduled periodic testing run in order to give adequate buffer time. The revision also clearly specifies the starting point of the intervals between testing runs.
To improve indoor air quality and protect public health, the EPA revised and promulgated the Regulations Governing Indoor Air Quality Testing and Analysis of Announced Premises on 1 July 2021. The regulations established the self-management option and introduced the application of automated and continuous monitoring equipment. This time, to give announced premises ample flexibility to schedule periodic testing of indoor air quality and also meet their management needs, Articles 10 and 18 of the regulations have been revised.
The focus of the revision has taken into consideration the fact that announced premises need to coordinate with testing organizations for periodic testing. In addition, if the premises voluntarily add more than one run of periodic testing between the required testing runs, and if the testing results meet the Indoor Air Quality Standards (室內空氣品質標準) and are provided to the county or city competent authorities for approval, the interval before the next testing run will start from the completion date of the latest periodic testing run. Moreover, if an announced premise suspends operation during a periodic testing run, it shall complete a run of indoor air quality periodic testing within three months after the resumption of operations to meet practical needs and complete subsequent management work.
Excerpt from Major Environmental Policies, July 2022
- Environmental Protection Administration, R.O.C.(Taiwan)