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Amendments to Prohibitions on Activities Causing Water Pollution Preannounced
  • Category : Water
  • Country : Chinese Taipei
  • Date : 2017-06-16
  • Hit : 163
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  • Recommend : 1
Amendments to Prohibitions on Activities Causing Water Pollution Preannounced On 16 February 2017, the EPA preannounced amendments to the Prohibitions on Activities Causing Water Pollution. The EPA discovered recently that there are some unscrupulous industrial operators who discharged colored wastewaters, seriously affecting the quality of water bodies. Yet, due to the fact that these enterprises are either not on the control list of the Water Pollution Control Act or because the scales do not reach the scale for control, these operators cannot be brought to justice. The EPA is therefore adding new control targets in the amendments to cover industries involved in processes that produce colored wastewater, as well as chemical substance preparation, barrel and trough cleansers, or other specified targets whose business scale do not reach the scale for control. If the pollutant concentration in the effluent of these enterprises exceeds imposed limits, this will be considered as activity sufficient to cause water pollution. Offenders will be subject to a fine of NT$30,000 to 3 million. The major amendments are as follows: 1. Enterprises involved in incense-making, dyeing, or other processes which produce colored wastewater shall be considered as engaged in activity sufficient to cause water pollution if the color of effluent reaches 550 ADMI rating or higher. 2. Enterprises involved in chemical substance preparation, barrel or trough cleansing, food production, fermentation or livestock slaughtering that do not reach the scale for control should be considered as engaged in activity sufficient to cause water pollution if their effluent does not meet the standards for eight control items (such as biochemical oxygen demand of 80 mg/L, chemical oxygen demand of 250 mg/L, suspended solids of 80 mg/L, color of water at 550 ADMI, and copper content of 3 mg/L). 3. The river section of a work in progress refers to a construction project that is actually being implemented. The water sampling points are to be determined by the upstream and downstream engineering work. The appropriate points are 10 meters upstream and 10 meters downstream of the construction site.
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