To strictly manage the actual clearance operations of waste clearance organizations, ensure the quality and final destination of recycled products produced by these organizations, and adjust the management of waste clearance and disposal organizations to be in line with current practices, the EPA announced the amended articles of the Permit Management Regulations for Public and Private Waste Clearance and Disposal Organizations (hereinafter referred to as the Regulations).
The EPA indicated that the main points of the amendments include: addition of stipulations regarding review procedures for pilot projects, improvement of the management mechanism for clearance organizations, formulation of quality standards and stipulations regarding the management and reporting of final reuse locations and destinations, and strengthening of other stipulations such as the ones on applications and review procedures. In the future, if enterprises accept recycled products that are produced by clearance organizations and meet the specified scope of uses, they shall report the final destinations and uses in accordance with the amended content of the Regulations. It is expected that the overall management efficiency of domestic waste clearance and disposal flow tracking will be increased and the policy of sustainable resource circularity be put into practice.
The EPA reminded that clearance and disposal organizations that are targets to be regulated under the Regulations shall submit before the specified deadline documents certifying that their recycled products meet quality standards to permitting authorities for approval and inclusion in the permit documents.
Excerpt from Major Environmental Policies, October 2021
- Environmental Protection Administration, R.O.C.(Taiwan)