1. Ozone Depleting Substance (ODS) Consumption in Taiwan

    To comply with the Montreal Protocol and avoid restrictions on trade in ODS, since 1992, the Taiwan government has reported ODS consumption data to the Ozone Secretariat. As before, ODS consumption data was reported to the Ozone Secretariat by post and e-mail in August 2009.


    Abiding by the Montreal Protocol's control measurement, Taiwan's CFCs (Chloro -Fluolo- Carbons) consumption was reduced to zero and HCFCs (Hydro-Chloro-Fluoro-Carbons) consumption was frozen in 1996. In fact, the HCFCs consumption was 84% (536.707 ODP metric tons, metric tons of ODS weighted by their Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP),) of our baseline (638.156 ODP metric tons) in 1996 and started to be reduced. In 2008, the HCFCs consumption was 377.3 ODP metric tons, which was 59.1% of baseline.


    The only ODS production industry in Taiwan ceased production of HCFCs in 2006. The importing process is now the only way to obtain HCFCs. The imported HCFCs amount was 378.73 ODP metric tons in 2008. Most of the imported HCFCs are HCFC-22 and HCFC-141b, and others like HCFC-123?HCFC-225 and HCFC-124. The exported HCFCs amount was 22 metric tons of HCFC-22 and 2 metric tons of HCFC-141b in 2008.


    Since 1999, methyl bromide was only allowed on QPS (quarantine and pre-shipment) usage in Taiwan. The imported amounts of methyl bromide was 63 metric tons in 2008 and among them 24 metric tons were for quarantine and 39 metric tons were for pre-shipment uses.


  2. Taiwan EPA Revised the "Management Regulation of HCFC Consumption"

    According to TEAP 2006 Assessment Report, various alternatives are available for different sectors of HCFC usage. Therefore in MOP-19, the phase out timeline has been set to reduce 75% of HCFC consumption in non-Article 5 countries in 2010. In order to meet this new regulation, the Taiwan EPA has revised the "Management Regulation of HCFC Consumption" and has enacted it in August 2009. The amended rules are,

     

    1. HCFC consumption should achieve a 75% reduction in 2010.
    2. The HCFC use will be banned in 2010 for producing low temperature rigid PU foam insulation materials, cleaning satellite/microwave communications products and other products, filling refrigerant of window-type air conditioners (including split-type) having a cooling capacity below 7.1kW. Moreover, the HCFC content production as mentioned before will be prohibited to be imported at the same time.
    3. Companies will be encouraged to recycle HCFCs which can enable them to gain additional quotas.

  3. Taiwan EPA Finalized HCFC Quota Allocation for Year 2009

    The Taiwan EPA convened HCFC quota allocation meetings with industries in April 2009 to finalize the quota allocation for importers and users. The allocated amount is 172,490.04 ODP kilograms for 11 importers and 242,310.96 ODP Kg for users. Compared to last year, it was increased by 26,433.22 ODP Kg.


  4. Taiwan EPA Finalized the Methyl Bromide Quota Allocation for Year 2009

    The Taiwan EPA has approved the methyl bromide quota application for the second half of 2009. The QPS is the only use of methyl bromide. The allocated amount is 31 metric tons for the second half of 2009, which is 10% less than the approved quantity of the same period last year. The total approved amount for 2009 is 62 metric tons. It is 15% less than last year, and the least in the last 6 years. Taiwan's government and industries have made an obvious achievement of methyl bromide reduction.


 

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Directed by ︰epa Environmental Protection Administration, R.O.C. ( Taiwan )
Edited by ︰itri Industrial Technology Research Institute