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Reclaimed Water Resources Development Act

Regulations on Governing Professional Engineer Certification for Water Intake Constructions, Water Treatment Facilities and Water Supply Facilities of the Reclaimed Water Development Projects

Announced Date: 2016-8-17

Legislative History:A Total of 9 articles were promulgated on Augest 17, 2016 by the ordinance of the Ministry of Economic Affairs Ref. No. Ching-Shui-Tzu 10504603910 

Article 1  These Regulations are enacted pursuant to Paragraph 2 of Article 13 of the Reclaimed Water Resources
                Development Act.

Article 2  The terms used in these Regulations are defined as follows:
               1. Water intake construction: Refers to the structures, pumps, water intake and diversion pipelines and ancillary
                   facilities for intercepting sewer system wastewater (sewage) or effluent water.
               2. Water treatment facilities: Refers to pre-treatment facilities, water purification treatment facilities, dosing
                   equipment, disinfection facilities, sludge treatment facilities, deodorization equipment and ancillary facilities
                   to improve the quality of wastewater (sewage) or effluent water.
               3. Water supply facilities: Refers to pumps, water conveyance pipelines, distribution reservoirs, water distribution
                   pipelines and ancillary facilities for the conveyance and distribution of systemic reclaimed water.

Article 3   The construction design and supervision of water intake construction, water treatment facilities and water supply
                 facilities for Reclaimed Water Development Projects shall be handled and certified by professional engineers; the
                 scope, items for certification, and the professional engineer specializations categories are per the attached table.
                 In the event that the certification and scope mentioned in the preceding Paragraph involves the practices of
                 professional engineers in two or more engineering categories, one professional engineer designated by the
                 Reclaimed Water Operator shall be responsible for the integration and be jointly responsible for the certification with
                 the other professional engineers.

Article 4   A professional engineer shall, while conducting the certification, sign and affix a professional engineer seal on the
                drawings, documentation and certification reports so produced.

Article 5   A professional engineer, conducting certification, shall submit the certification report to the Reclaimed Water
                Operator regarding the matters processed, and report such to the municipal or county (city) competent authority
                or the competent authority governing the Specific Area for reference. The contents of the certification report shall
                include the following items:
                1. Project name and project file number.
                2. The professional engineer's full name, engineering category and practice license number.
                3. Legal reference for certification.
                4. Reclaimed Water Operator's name, address and responsible person.
                5. Particulars consigned and date of consignment.
                6. Name and address of the consigned firm.
                7. Certification scope, items, contents and opinions.
                8. Date of certification.

Article 6   A professional engineer, when conducting certification, shall keep a record of the certification process. The record,
                along with all the relevant data and documents, shall be compiled into worksheets.
                The worksheets are the main basis for the professional engineer in creating the drawings, documents and
                certification reports; the compilation of such shall conform to the following requirements:
                1. Shall expressly indicate sources of major facts and figures, and dates of acquirement; with data calculated or
                    judged by the professional engineer himself/herself, the records indicating the calculation process or the basis
                    of judgment shall be listed.
                2. When conducting on-site audit, the auditing methods, process and completion date shall be provided along
                    with photos of the on-site audit.
                3. Where major facts or figures are quoted among the worksheets, the page numbers of the references and
                    indices shall be expressly marked.
                4. The worksheets shall be systematically and serially numbered to indicate the pages and bound into volumes.
                5. The first page of the worksheets shall be signed by the professional engineer and affixed with the professional
                    engineer seal.

Article 7  Professional engineers are obliged to maintain confidentiality and custodial responsibilities regarding the
               worksheets. Except be ordered to provide for reviewing according to laws and decrees or borrowed by the
               Reclaimed Water Operator, professional engineers shall not leak any information thereof. Professional engineers
               shall further keep such worksheets for a minimum of five years from the date on which the certification report is
               submitted; where the professional engineer organizes a professional engineering consulting firm or is hired by
               such, or is hired by a profit-seeking enterprise or entity (not the above-mentioned) which is required by law to
               hire a licensed professional engineer, the practicing entity shall take custody of the worksheets.

Article 8  Professional engineers shall provide certification records made for services rendered to the municipal or county (city)
               competent authority or the competent authority governing the Specific Area for reference every six months.
      The contents of such records shall include:
      1. The Reclaimed Water Operator's full name or title and address.
               2.  Particulars consigned and date of consignment.
               3. Date and photos of the on-site auditing.
               4. Content summary for the certification.
               5. Date of certification.Where a professional engineer fails to provide the above for reference as required in the
                   preceding Paragraph, or fails to correct errors reported or fails to correct in full within the time limit specified
                   when given notice, then pursuant to the Professional Engineers Act, the interested parties, competent authority,
                   authorities governing the relevant industries or the professional engineer association may report the case with
                   facts and exhibits to the professional engineer discipline committee for due punishment.

Article 9   These Regulations become effective as of the date of promulgation.

 

Last Updated: 2019-07-02