EPA preparing stricter emissions standards
Courtesy of ICRT
The EPA is getting ready to introduce stricter controls on industrial emissions.
The Environmental Protection Agency's draft amendments to air pollution laws would expand existing control requirements to more work sites.
It would also require higher fencing around certain construction sites, low-pollution certification for equipment and tools, and testing and recording systems for larger projects.
Violators could be fined up to NT$20 million and sites could be shut down if improvements are not made.
The rules would also require using more manpower to clean up sites if water supplies get too low.
This is part of government efforts to lower air pollution, specifically PM10 emissions.
The new rules are expected to cut PM10 levels by 3.4 tonnes annually.