Thus, the EPA has made amendments in response to these behaviors. The amendments focus on waste clearance vehicles transporting any of the 21 waste substances that have been deemed as easy to dispose of improperly, such as sludge, waste materials from construction projects, and plastics. In addition, the EPA is taking further steps to obtain authorization to install GPS devices on all operating waste clearance vehicles. It is estimated that all disposal vehicles will have the device installed sometime between 2019 and 2022, completing the fourth stage of this process. The EPA increased the stability of GPS-equipped vehicles and the accuracy of vehicle tracking by adding the newest in vehicular technology, for example crash sensors and interrupted power signals, as part of vehicle standards.
The EPA will be holding meetings to provide more information in the near future. It has also set up a hotline for further inquiries 0800-059-777.
- Environmental Protection Administration, R.O.C.(Taiwan)