|專案日期||2020-08-10 ~ 2021-11-30|
|英文關鍵字||Environmental Agents, Study of environmental agents regulations, Application Personnel Training Facility of Pest Control Operators|
This project included regulations amended, inspection counseling, multiple advocacies, and preliminary review of permit applications. Four tasks included in this project were adjusting administrative measures for environmental agents, regulations amended, review of permit applications, and professional consulting service. The aim of the this project was to expedite administrative processing, improve environmental agents management, and provide convenience services. For regulations amended, short-, medium-, and long-term plan were developed to deal with illegal advertising and selling of counterfeit environmental agents on online platforms. The plans aimed to strengthen governance of the advertising and to reduce illegal advertising effectively. The short-term plan was to announce "Enhancing Management Measures for the Advertising of Environmental Agents on Online Platforms". Meanwhile, online platform operators were invited to strengthen the management and inspection of environmental agents products on their platform. The Environmental Agents Control Act and the Regulations Governing the Advertising of Environmental Agents were proposed to amend in the medium- and long-term plan. Through the amendment of the act, the competent authority was authorized to manage the online platform operators. It also requested the online platform operators to take responsibility for management of environmental agents and therefore to effectively prevent the public from illegally advertising counterfeit environmental agents on the online platform. Regarding active ingredients administration, prohibition of mercury and methylmercury in environmental agents was announced. Chlorpyrifos, which was a substance of international concern, was proposed to phase out in environmental agents, and two discussion forums for industry were completed to decide the measure. In addition to active ingredients, registration review process was provided to supervise active ingredients and to improve the administration of environmental agents. Environmental agents exempted from Act which included selection principle, active ingredients list, and permit regulation measure and suggestion are provided. The rolling program of amendment of the Environmental Agents Control Act involved the above issues and the scope of environmental agents management. For the ingredients of bactericides/fungicides, domestic and international information was collected, including hypochlorites, sodium hypochlorite, quaternary ammonium salts, chlorine dioxide, hydrogen peroxide, glutaraldehyde, and L-lactic acid. Two consulting meetings and two discussion forums were held. Regarding inspection counseling, inspections of 11 training agencies (institutions) for pest control operators were implemented. Meanwhile, the assessment criteria for training agencies (institutions) of pest control operators was amended. The assessment criteria for selective institutes of environmental agent efficacy (potency) for designated period was added to improve the administration of environmental agents. For multiple advocacies, four activities about environmental agent regulations were completed. A total of 1,208 people participated in these events. Multiple advocacies also included radio skit, audio/video interview, animation production, and magazine advertising. This project provided new content in 2 radio skits, 5 animations, 3 audio/video interviews, and 2 magazine advertisements. Moreover, radio skits were broadcast 491 times. It helped public to use environmental agent safely and to understand the legal pest control operators and inquiries. Regarding preliminary review of permit applications, this project assisted in 1,162 preliminary reviews of permit applications. Meanwhile, 10 consulting meetings about environmental agent permit review were held with experts. One on-site factory inspection was implemented with the permit review. Furthermore, the principles of permit applications review and suggestions from experts were updated to the guidelines for permit applications review. Some relevant amendments were proposed as well.