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Title: Industrial Water Pollution Control Measure Management Regulations CH
Category: Environmental Protection Administration(行政院環境保護署)
Chapter 2 Establishment of Effluent Treatment Facilities
Article 6
All effluent treatment facilities shall possess sufficient functions and equipment, as designated in the following points.
1.Effluent shall comply with the standards of this Act and relevant regulations when treating effluent at the maximum capacity or service scale.
2.Treatment facilities shall be able to treat water volume load surges from foreseeable abnormal operation of production or services facilities or from rainstorms.
3.There shall be backup devices for those portions of treatment facilities that are easily damaged and not easily replaced. There shall be spares of parts that are easily damaged. The provision of spares to effect repairs or the repair of damage shall not exceed 24 hours.
4.There shall be independent, special-purpose electrical meters.
5.Other functions or equipment designated by the competent authority.
In addition to being required to comply with the foregoing paragraph, those effluent treatment facilities designated by the competent authority shall install independent, special-purpose cumulative intake water flow measurement facilities. When such installation would cause substantial difficulty, those enterprises having obtained the consent of the competent authority may use alternative measurement facilities or measurement methods sufficient to prove intake water volume.
Article 7
The effluent treatment facilities of those enterprises whose effluent-generating production facilities possess spare power equipment shall likewise possess spare power sufficient to maintain operation.
Article 8
Effluent treatment facilities shall perform regular service and timely maintenance to maintain normal operation and safeguard their treatment function.
Enterprises shall draft operating manuals and maintenance/service plans in connection with the operational service and maintenance in the foregoing paragraph, shall perform work in accordance with manuals and plans, and shall keep records; records shall be preserved for three years for audit by the competent authority.
Article 9
Those enterprises that violate Article 7, Paragraph 1 of this Act and are notified by the competent authority to make improvements within a limited time period shall maintain the normal operation of existing facilities during said period, and shall take measures such as reducing or ceasing production or service volume, or improving effluent treatment facilities, etc.
Those enterprises implementing important measures in the foregoing paragraph that are required to remove existing facilities before they may continue to perform construction shall do so only after having obtained the consent of the competent authority.
Article 10
If those independent, special-purpose electric meters, water volume measurement facilities, and other major operating parameter measurement facilities installed at effluent treatment facilities are not continuous and automatically recording, one daily record shall be made of the cumulative kilowatt-hours, water volume measurement facility readings, and other readings during operating periods. The use of chemical agents and volumes of sludge produced, stored, and transported from effluent treatment facilities shall be recorded by occurrence, and monthly statistics kept.
Records, forms or invoices (or their photocopies) in the foregoing paragraph shall be preserved for three years for audit by the competent authority.
Article 11
Independent, special-purpose electric meters installed at industrial effluent treatment facilities shall comply with the following items.
1.The selection and use of special-purpose electric meters shall correspond to the power load capacity and calculated electrical current of the effluent treatment facility, and shall be able to measure the total power usage of the facility; specifications shall comply with relevant regulations in metrology laws and regulations.
2.Special-purpose electric meters shall have transparent windows, and shall allow the competent authority to seal the meter with lead and verify kilowatt-hour use.
3.Special-purpose electric meters shall have clear and distinguishable input and output circuits. It should be possible to trace circuits and routes within the meters, and to verify that they are not connected with any other unknown power uses.
4.Special-purpose electric meters and other relevant facilities shall be sealed with lead. The competent authority shall apply the lead seal, which may not be arbitrarily destroyed.
An enterprise shall report to the competent authority before breaking the seal when maintaining or replacing a special-purpose electric meter in the foregoing paragraph. The kilowatt-hours on the meter at the time of maintenance or replacement shall be recorded; the enterprise shall obtain the approval of the competent authority for the record-keeping method. The enterprise shall request the competent authority to apply a lead seal within one week after maintenance or replacement.
Those effluent treatment facilities for which a special-purpose electric meter cannot be installed in front of the facility due to the power distribution system, but which possess automatically-controlled measurement and recording facilities used to measure and record the power consumption of the effluent treatment facility, shall be considered to have installed a special-purpose electric meter.
Article 12
Pipelines and processing units involved in the collection, treatment, discharge, and storage of industrial effluent and sludge shall be clearly marked with the effluent treatment facility name and name and flow direction of the fluid within the pipes.