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Amendments to the Regulations Governing the Collection of Water Pollution Control Fees from Enterprises and Sewage Systems took effect on 1 January 2019. The amendments mainly focus on the elimination of all regulations related to the collection of water pollution control fees from households, in order to differentiate the law from self-governance regulations.

Amendments to the Water Pollution Control Act were announced on 13 June 2018, which include: revising the list of fee collection targets; and authorizing local governments to collect control fees from households and to formulate localized regulations. In response to the revisions to the Water Pollution Control Act, the Regulations Governing the Collection of Water Pollution Control Fees from Enterprises and Sewage System Operators were also amended to adjust the list of targeted entities for the third stage of fee collection. The amendments also stipulate the start date for the collection of water pollution control fees from other targeted regions and entities, and add conditions in which fee collection may be waived and subsequently on how wastewater volumes are calculated in such situations. 

To clarify the calculation of water pollution control fees, the EPA has updated the calculation methods and fee rates which vary based on pollutant types and discharge weight. 

The control fees will now be calculated based on the formulas stipulated in Article 5, and collected based on the percentages and stages listed below:
1. 2015: only 50% of the calculated amount will be collected.
2. 2016: only 60% of the calculated amount will be collected.
3. 2017: only 70% of the calculated amount will be collected.
4. 2018: only 80% of the calculated amount will be collected.
5. 2019: only 90% of the calculated amount will be collected.

Excerpt from Environmental Policy Monthly, 22(1)

Source:
Environmental Protection Administration, R.O.C.(Taiwan)
Updated:
2019-07-23
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