New Regulations, Major Policies, and Major Construction to Be Completed or Commenced in 2020

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To simplify administration for the public’s convenience, the EPA announced a raft of new environmental measures that entered into effect on 1 January 2020. These include (shown in the below table):

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1. Onsite collection will be fully implemented by the Recycling Care Program in 2020
  • To lessen individual businesses’ burdens and expedite cleaning speed, the EPA has asked all county and city environmental bureaus to provide onsite collection at individual businesses’ storage sites that need assistance.
  • The measure above will take effect starting 1 January 2020.
2. The Subsidization Method for Replacing Old Motorcycles With New Ones  will be implemented.
  • Subsidies will be expanded for replacing old motorcycles (manufactured before 30 June 2007) with electric motorcycles or fuel-burning motorcycles that comply with the seventh emission standards.
  • NT$1 billion is expected to be set aside to reduce air pollution generated by old vehicles. Purchase of large heavy electric motorcycles or fuel-burning motorcycles that comply with the seventh emission standards to phase out old motorcycles will be subsidized with NT$5,000 in 2020 and NT$3,000 in 2021. Purchase of electric motorcycles or electric-power auxiliary bicycles, except for large heavy types, is subsidized with NT$3,000 in 2020 and NT$1,000 in 2021
  • Subsidization will be available between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2021.
3. Sales of toxic and concerned chemical substances are banned in online stores
  • It is prohibited to sell or transfer announced toxic or concerned chemical substances via online shopping or trading platforms that do not show client identification. Liabilities are added for platform businesses that violate the rules.
  • The ban will take effect on 16 January 2020.
4. Gravel-contact treatment project in Jingtong, Yunlin
  • By using natural purification of water cycle, the project aims to cut down water pollution in Shinhuwei Stream in order to provide residents with leisure areas. Treated water can be used for irrigation. The project is expected to complete in February 2020.
5. Based on the revised Targets and Implementation Methods for Single-use Utensil Ban announced on 8 August 2019, department stores, shopping malls, and retail stores (not including chain convenience stores and chain fast food restaurants) are not to provide any single-use utensils made of any materials (including cups, bowls, plates, saucers, meal boxes, plates placed inside meal boxes to contain food, chopsticks, spoons, knives, forks, and stirrers) when consumers eat at the provided food venues. Food is not to be placed in plates that have plastic bags over. Regional competent authorities will first submit proposed implementation dates. The measures above will take effect after the dates are approved by the central government.
  • Effective starting 1 January 2020 in department stores and shopping malls in Taipei City, New Taipei City, Taoyuan City, Taichung City, Tainan City, Penghu County, Yilan County, and Hualien County.
  • Effective starting 1 February 2020 in the retail industry, department stores and shopping malls in Taitung County.
  • Effective starting 1 March 2020 in department stores and shopping malls in Kaohsiung City.
  • Effective starting 1 May 2020 in department stores and shopping malls in Hsinchu City.
  • Effective starting 1 July 2020 in department stores and shopping malls in Keelung City.
  • Effective starting 1 January 2020 in the retail industry in Yilan County and Hualien County.
  • Effective starting 1 May 2020 in the retail industry in Taipei City, New Taipei City, Kaohsiung City, Taoyuan City, and Hsinchu City..
  • Effective starting 1 July 2020 in the retail industry in Changhua and Keelung City.

Excerpt from Environmental Policy Monthly, 23 (1)

Source:
Environmental Protection Administration, R.O.C.(Taiwan)
Updated:
2020-03-10
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