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and requirements for switching from two-stroke to three-stroke motorcycle
engines. The control program of the Ministry of Industry's Department of
Industrial Works, which has jurisdiction for industry control suffers from
inadequate enforcement measures, and tends to enforce correction measures
only in situations with very severe public complaints. The worst single major
air pollution problem in Thai history resulted in massive emissions of SO 2
from a major power generating facility (Mae Moh) in northern Thailand, which
generates power by burning of peat with high sulfur content, resulting in a major
control effort by the Pollution Control Department (assisted by U.S. EPA), but
even with this, plentiful public complaints continue. This record has given fossil
fuel power production in Thailand a very bad image, and made it difficult to
gain acceptance of proposed new plants, even for plants burning clean coal with
proper controls. It is the public's belief that these will be “more Mae Mohs.”
Thailand: Sharing of Controls for Multiple Industries
Study Objectives The Department of Industrial Works (DIW) sponsored a
study completed in 2001 139 for evaluating the situation in industrial zones where
emissions come from multiple industries, to develop a system that can fairly
distribute/divide responsibility for controls among the various industries.
Study Work Plan and Strategy Figure 4.18 shows the Work Plan tasks, and
Figure 4.19 shows the study strategy for evaluating the pertinent collected data.
Organization of Study Report
The report consists of seven chapters and
appendices as follows:
Chapter 1: Introduction.
Chapter 2: Industrial area management. This section contains reviewing
of related documents and data, summary of necessary data, industrial area
management data in Thailand and related international experience.
Chapter 3: Methodology for conducting assimilative capacity both overall,
detailed for each step, including limitations.
Chapter 4: Detailed applications of assimilative capacity evaluation method
and appropriate management methods for the two main industrial study
Chapter 5: Environmental management conditions and implementing orga-
nization, which present detailed environmental management conditions for
the project developers.
Chapter 6: Training, meetings, and seminars for project outcome presenta-
Chapter 7: Conclusions and recommendations.
Appendices: References and detailed related information, which are grouped
for each chapter for convenient use.