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3.Guidelines for the Establishment of an Aircraft Noise Control Fee and Feedback Fund Management Committee of Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

Letter Fu-Huan-Kong-Zhi No. 1002101146, dated August 22, 2011, Republic of China
Correction Letter Fu-Huan-Kong-Zhi No. 1002103088, dated December 5, 2011, Republic of China

  • The Taoyuan City Government (hereinafter the “Government”) has established the Aircraft Noise Control Fee and Noise Feedback Fund Management Committee of Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (hereinafter the “Committee”) in accordance with Article 6 of the Regulations for Custody and Utilization of the Aircraft Noise Control Fee and Feedback Fund of Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport for the collection, custody and utilization of the Aircraft Noise Control Fee and Feedback Fund of Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (hereinafter the “Fund”) and has also established these Regulations.
  • The Commission has the following duties:
    • Determine and supervise the collection, custody and use of the Fund.
    • Determine the annual budget and close the Fund.
    • Review the execution status of the utilization of the Fund.
    • Process other matters related to the Fund.
  • The Commission has 23 members. Of said members, one shall serve as the chairman, a position to be held by Mayor of this County or a suitable person designated by the Mayor, and another as the deputy chairman, a position to be held by the Director of the Environmental Protection Bureau of the Government. The remaining positions shall be held by the following people hired (appointed) by the Mayor:
    • One representative each from the Bureau of Environmental Protection, the Finance Bureau, the Education Bureau and the Budget, Accounting and Statistics Department of the Government.
    • One representative from the New Taipei City Government.
    • Seven representatives from the Dayuan Township Office, one representative from the Chunli City Office, one representative from the Luchu Township Office and one representative from the Guanying Township Office of the Government.
    • Six relevant experts and scholars.
    Among the members under the previous paragraph, each gender shall be represented by at least 1/4 of all members.
  • Members of the Commission shall serve terms of three years, with the possibility of renewal upon expiry. Members representing the Government or any agency thereof shall become and cease to be members as they take or leave their offices. Any member vacancy during the term may be filled, and the term of the new member will last until the end of the original term of the replaced member.
  • The Commission has one secretary, a position to be held by a member of the Environmental Protection Bureau of the Government. The secretary shall manage the affairs of the Commission in accordance with the chairman’s instructions. Several people may be hired in accordance with the regulations in order to perform the Commission’s activities.
  • The Commission shall hold one regular meeting in January and July of each year. Special meetings may be held as required. The chairman shall serve as the chairman of the meetings. If the chairman does not attend a meeting, the deputy chairman shall serve as chairman of the meeting. If neither the chairman nor the deputy chairman attends a meeting, a chairman shall be elected by the attending members from among themselves.
  • The quorum of any meeting of the Commission is the majority of all members of the Commission. Resolutions shall be approved by the majority of members attending the meeting. In the case of a tie vote, the chairman shall have deciding power.
  • Members of the Commission shall attend the meetings in person. However, if any member who is also a member of the Government or any agency thereof cannot attend a meeting, a suitable representative may be designated to attend the meeting on the member’s behalf.
  • Members of the Committee are not remunerated, provided that attendance fees may be paid in accordance with the rules for external members.

4.Regulations for Use of the Aircraft Control Fee of Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

Issued in: December 22, 2011
Provisions of the Legislation:

  • Article 1
    These Regulations are established in accordance with Paragraph 3, Article 14 of the International Airport Park Development Act.
  • Article 2
    The competent authority of these Regulations is the Taoyuan City Government (hereinafter the “Government”). The executing authority is the Environmental Protection Bureau of the Government.
  • Article 3
    The terms under these Regulations are defined as follows:
    • Vicinity of the Airport: All levels of aircraft noise control areas in the vicinity of the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport in accordance with the public announcement by the Government and the New Taipei City Government, as well as the villages (townships, cities) of the place where the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is located.
    • Noise Control Measure: An act to isolate or lower the aircraft noise in the neighborhoods near the airport.
    • Noise Control Facility: Sound proof facilities, equipment and ancillary accessories installed for the purpose of isolating or lowering the impact of aircraft noise in the neighborhoods near the airport.
    • Maintenance of Health of Relevant Residents: Measures or facilities established for the purpose of maintaining the physical and mental health of the residents in the neighborhoods near the airport or for the purpose of improving quality of life and environmental quality.
    • School: Any school or kindergarten included under the Private School Law, University Act, Junior College Law, Vocational School Law, Senior High School Act, National Education Act and Early Childhood Education Act.
    • Library: Any library included under Subparagraph 2, Paragraph 2, Article 4 of the Library Act.
    • Hospital: Any hospital included under Paragraph 1, Article 12 of the Medical Care Act.
    • Childcare Institution: Any childcare institution provided under the Children and Youth Welfare Act and relevant regulations.
    • Legal Building: Any structure with any of the following documents:
      • Building before implementation of building management:
        • Housing tax registration certificate.
        • Household registration certificate.
        • Proof of use of water and electricity.
      • Building after implementation of building management:
        • Building registration transcript.
        • Building user license or construction completion certificate.
        • Building ownership certificate.
    • Resident: An owner of a legal building provided for actual residential purposes.
  • Article 4
    The noise control fee shall be used for the following purposes:
    • To subsidize the cost of installation and maintenance required for aircraft noise control facilities for residences, schools, libraries, hospitals and childcare institutions in the neighborhoods near the airport.
    • To subsidize the maintenance of the health of relevant residents, national health insurance fees, water fees, electricity fees, housing taxes and land value taxes.
    • To pay for the performance of all types of aircraft noise monitoring, control and review required for aircraft noise control measures and relevant tasks such as technical research and development.
    • To pay for the performance of administrative tasks required for aircraft noise control activities under the previous three subparagraphs, installation of monitoring instruments and training of staff.
    The allocation of the noise control fee to the purposes mentioned under the subparagraphs of the previous paragraph shall be provided by the Government through public announcement.
  • Article 5
    The items of noise control facilities are as follows:
    • Soundproof doors, soundproof windows, opening sound elimination box.
    • Other necessary aircraft noise control facilities, such as sound absorption ceilings, sound absorption walls, air conditioning equipment and housing remodeling in accordance with noise control procedures.
  • Article 6
    Relevant resident health maintenance items refer to the installation and maintenance of stadiums, sports arenas, activity centers, children’s play facilities, park facilities, funeral facilities, and environmental, health and green beautification or other relevant public facilities.
  • Article 7
    Residences, schools, libraries, hospitals and childcare institutions in the neighborhoods near the airport may file an application for subsidy for the installation of noise control facilities under Article 5.

    No subsidy will be provided if the building for which an application for subsidy is filed in accordance with the previous paragraph has any of the following conditions:
    • Portion used for industrial or commercial operations.
    • Empty housing or a portion used for storage for agricultural, fishing or other equipment or the keeping of livestock.
  • Article 8
    In reviewing the applications under the previous article, the Government shall consider the following elements to determine the order of priority for receiving subsidy:
    • Level of impact by aircraft noise.
    • Amount and number of times of prior subsidies.
    • Time of acquisition of user license upon construction completion of resident building or other supporting documents recognized by the Government.
    • Time of establishment of the school, library, hospital or childcare institution.
  • Article 9
    The items of noise control facilities for which residences, schools, libraries, hospitals and childcare institutions file applications shall have a certain effect of sound reduction.

    Any subsidized person shall not dismantle or replace any relevant noise control facility unless the Government’s prior consent is obtained, the relevant noise control facility has reached a certain retention period, or destruction or loss has occurred due to an event of force majeure.

    Any subsidized person shall properly manage, use and maintain the noise control facility. The Government may perform ad hoc inspection on the status of the use of the noise control facilities.

    If any subsidized person refuses any inspection by the Government in accordance with the previous paragraph or if the result of the inspection is in violation of Paragraph 2, the Government may impose a deadline for improvement. The subsidy shall be suspended if the improvement is not made within the deadline.
  • Article 10
    Residents in the neighborhoods near the airport may file applications for subsidies for national health insurance fees, water fees, electricity fees, housing taxes and land value taxes.

    Schools, libraries, hospitals and childcare institutions in the neighborhoods near the airport may file applications for subsidiaries for water fees and electricity fees. For applications for subsidies under the previous two paragraphs, the Government shall determine the order of priority and the items and amounts of subsidies in accordance with the progress of the subsidized task of noise control facilities and the amount of noise control fees provided by the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Co.,Ltd.
  • Article 11
    Any applicant filing an application for subsidy in accordance with these Regulations shall submit an application form and relevant supporting documents to the Government.

    The application forms, required documents and review procedure under the previous paragraph shall be provided by the Government through public announcement.
  • Article 12
    The Government, any village (township, city) office of this County within the neighborhood of the airport and the New Taipei City Government may establish noise control facilities under Article 5 and relevant resident health maintenance items under Article 6 in public facilities managed by such authorities in the neighborhoods near the airport.

    In establishing noise control facilities or relevant resident health maintenance items under the previous paragraph, the village (township, city) offices of this County within the neighborhood of the airport and the New Taipei City Government shall submit the Plan for the Use of the Noise Control Fee to the Government for approval and shall execute only those items approved by the Government.
  • Article 13
    Subsidy is applicable in accordance with these Regulations to any building that is not covered by Subparagraph 9, Article 3 before the implementation of these Regulations.
  • Article 14
    In order to facilitate the execution of subsidy activities, the Government may coordinate assistance from the village (township, city) offices with regard to public announcements for annual subsidy applications, determination of applicants’ qualifications, relevant information required for subsidy activities and other relevant matters.

    The village (township, city) offices under the previous paragraph may also file applications with the Government for subsidies for administrative expenses under Subparagraph 4, Paragraph 1, Article 1 based on the results of the coordination.
  • Article 15
    These Regulations are implemented from November 1, 2010.