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Upgrading of Epidemic Prevention Services for more Security, Taoyuan’s Department of Environmental Protection promotes 5 Measures of Convenience

As the epidemic continues to escalate, the Department of Environmental Protection has taken the initiative to launch the “Secure Prevention of the Epidemic: 5 Convenient Environmental Protection Measures for the Public” in response to environmental control regulations to help companies and factories cope with the inconveniences and impact from the epidemic in accordance with the relevant regulations and requirements of environmental protection laws.

As the country has raised the epidemic alert level to Level 3, many restrictions have been placed on people’s lives while also affecting companies and factories as environmental protection regulations cannot be implemented as scheduled. These include as extensions, applications, and reviews of environmental protection permits. In order to avoid harming the rights and interests of the industry, the Department of Environmental Protection is promoting 5 Convenient Environmental Protection Measures for secure prevention of the epidemic, hoping that the relevant rights and interests of companies are protected in addition to people working together to combat the epidemic.

The Department of Environmental Protection stated that the first measure is extending the expiration dates of all environmental protection permits ranging from May 14 to December 31, 2021 until December 31.

The second measure is the correctional procedure during the application period for various environmental permits during the epidemic, where competent authorities can extend the correction period according to the needs of the individual cases up to a maximum of 90 days.

The third measure is for those applying for a new permit or making changes to the permit will have to submit applications, those that require reviews from scholars or experts can have the reviews done through video conferences or recordings. On-site operations such as on-site surveys and verifications will not be processed.

The fourth measure addresses regular inspections that should be conducted according to the specified regulations (e.g. Air Pollution Control Act, Water Pollution Control Act, Waste Disposal Act): inspections that should be conducted in (1)Q2 (April to June), Q3 (July-September) of 2021 can use one of the inspection results from these Quarters and the other quarter will be cancelled. (2) Those that should be tested every six months and need to be tested in the first half of 2021 will have the deadline to apply for inspections extended till September 30, 2021.

The fifth measure is to adjust the operation time for the declaration and payment of pollution prevention fees, making the extension 2021 Q2 by 1 quarter from July 1, 2021 to October 31, 2021.

The Environmental Protection Agency would like to remind that the aforementioned measures are being promoted specifically to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, and hopefully the epidemic will be alleviated and life can return back to normal as the public should work together to protect our environment and homes.

 

Upgrading of Epidemic Prevention Services for more Security, Taoyuan’s Department of Environmental Protection promotes 5 Measures of Convenience

 

Upgrading of Epidemic Prevention Services for more Security, Taoyuan’s Department of Environmental Protection promotes 5 Measures of Convenience

 

Upgrading of Epidemic Prevention Services for more Security, Taoyuan’s Department of Environmental Protection promotes 5 Measures of Convenience

 

Upgrading of Epidemic Prevention Services for more Security, Taoyuan’s Department of Environmental Protection promotes 5 Measures of Convenience