After reviewing the Regulations on Trial Operations and Assessments for Public and Private Premises, the EPA added a new stipulation requiring public and private premises to upload their trial operation plans on a designated website for the general public.
The Air Pollution Control Act was amended on 1 August 2018 to include stipulations on the information transparency of trial operation plans. Therefore, the Regulations on Trial Operations and Assessments for Public and Private Premises will also be updated correspondingly to maintain regulation consistency.
According to the current regulations, public and private premises are required to submit trial operation plans and other related documents before resuming the operation of pollution sources or business if it meets the following circumstances:
1.The premise is ordered by the competent authority to suspend the operation of pollution source, suspend work or business pursuant.
2.The premise is ordered to make improvements by the competent authority but voluntarily suspend work or business.
Additionally, to ensure that stationary pollution sources comply with the emission standards prior to the resumption of operation, the regulations also include clear stipulations on the assessment procedure and standards of trial operation plans.
However, to respond to the current emission control status and management system, adjustments are to be made to the regulations.
Other revisions to the regulations include:
1.Public opinions shall be included for reference in the assessment process of trial operation plans.
2.During the meeting for the assessment of trial operation plans, the minutes of the meeting shall be published on the designated website.
3.In response to the changes in the Air Pollution Control Act, the regulations will be renamed as the Regulations on Trial Operations and Assessments for Public and Private Premises Prior to Operation Resumption.
Excerpt from Environmental Policy Monthly, 22 (6)
- Environmental Protection Administration, R.O.C.(Taiwan)