Taiwan's EPA Provisions

Posted Date: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has had wide-range of revisions to the country’s Toxic Chemical and Substances Control Act (TCSCA).

 Some of the Key changes include:

-       A proposed establishment of a national chemical regulation advisory reporting system, which would coordinate the roles of various central and local government agencies.

-       Removing  ‘Class four’ of toxic chemical substance that pose both health or environmental risks.

-       Adding a category for ‘chemical substances for investigation’. This category would be for those, which may unintentionally generate hazardous chemicals, but they are not toxic.

-       Creating a chemical substances regulation fund to boost funding for expanded regulation.

 These revisions to the country’s TCSCA will also establish whistle-blower mechanisms, including protection for witnesses, informants and the creation of channels.

 Taiwan’s EPA will accept comments from companies, organisations and citizens from 17 April until June 16. 

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