Posts of Air

Thailand, Draft Management for Clean Air Act


The month of November indicate beginning of winter in Thailand. This is the time of the year that marks an onset of air pollution season. Thailand has been facing a …

Thailand renews Air Quality Index


The Pollution Control Department, under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, published the “Notification of the Pollution Control Department, Re: Thailand Air Quality Index B.E.2566 (2023)” dated on 16 …

Thailand, Journey to Clean Air Act


Thailand is facing a significant air pollution problem, particularly in urban areas such as Bangkok. The primary sources of air pollution are vehicle emissions, construction activities, industrial processes, and burning …

China mandates air pollutant emission control in four industries

The new standards introduce stricter regulations on VOCs.


On Oct. 22, 2022, China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment and State Administration for Market Regulation issued four national standards for air pollutant emission control: the Emission Standard of Air …

Taiwan revises Air Pollution Control Fee Collection Regulations

Exemptions from collection under conditions such as quarterly VOC emissions being 10 kg or less


On March 24, 2022, the Environmental Protection Administration Executive Yuan of Taiwan issued a notice on revision of certain articles of the “Air Pollution Control Fee Collection Regulations”. Article 16 …

Taiwan amends regulations on air pollution control fees

Pollutant emissions below prescribed levels are not subject to the fees


Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration on March 24 issued amendments to the Air Pollution Control Fee Collection Regulations. Article 16 of Taiwan’s Air Pollution Control Act stipulates the collection of air …

China strengthens regulations on heavy metal pollution

Measures such as the designation of key regulated areas, substances and industries have been introduced

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China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment on March 7 released its “opinions on strengthening regulations on heavy metal pollution”. The opinions require the designation of key regulated areas, substances and …

Philippines, Air Management


Republic Act No. 8749, An Act Providing for a Comprehensive Air Pollution Control Policy and for other Purposes or more commonly referred to as the “Philippine Clean Air Act of …

Indonesia, Air Quality Control


The greatest concern for air quality control in Indonesia is the exhaust gas emissions from automobiles and motorcycles. In particular, urban areas including the capital Jakarta face increasingly serious air …