Air Pollution Control Act

Taipei mulls air pollution tax on jet fuel producers

Date of Release: 
Dec 16 2015

The Taipei Department of Environmental Protection yesterday recommended imposing an air pollution tax on jet fuel producers following an investigation showing that aviation emissions at Taipei International Airport (Songshan airport) are much higher than those produced by scooters and automobiles combined.

The study, funded by the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), found that the 60,647 flights that passed through the airport last year produced 218,000 tonnes of sulfur dioxide, compared with 140,000 tonnes for scooters and automobiles.

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Taiwan to include PM2.5 levels in air pollution controls

Date of Release: 
Nov 17 2015

Taipei, Nov. 17 (CNA) The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said Tuesday it will add measurements for fine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) to its air pollution control standards in the wake of deteriorating air quality in Taiwan.

The inclusion of PM2.5 information, called for in amendments to the Air Pollution Control Act that have yet to pass the Legislature, is expected to help authorities better tackle air pollution as PM2.5 concentrations have reached hazardous levels recently, according to the EPA.

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Criteria for ‘air pollution days off’ detailed by OSHA

Date of Release: 
Sep 7 2015

Criteria for “air pollution days off” have been announced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

The Ministry of Labor organization said that working outdoors should be halted when the Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) exceeds 500 or the concentration level of airborne pollutants measuring less than 2.5 micrometers — PM2.5 —is above 500 micrograms per cubic meter.

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