• Core Business
  • Resource Recirculation
  • Waste to Energy Management
  • SRF Report and Inspection System

Waste to Energy Management

  • Waste-to-Energy Center
    The Minister of Environment may establish and operate a Waste-to-Energy Center to perform
    the following duties for the purposes of facilitating the use of waste-to-energy,
    quality control of solid fuels, etc.
    1. Quality inspections
    2. Inspections of appropriateness of quality mark
    3. Regular inspections of manufacturing facilities and facilities to use solid fuels, and inspections of the actual status of operating such facilities
    4. Inspections of the actual status of using solid fuels
    5. Current status of import of solid fuels and surveys of import trends
    6. Technical assistance related to waste-to-energy and research on systems
    7. Research and development of technologies related to waste-to-energy
    8. Surveys on advanced cases regarding waste-to-energy and publicity for facilitating waste-to-energy
    9. Building and operation of the information management system
    10. Other duties necessary for the activation of waste-to-energy.
Quality Inspections of Solid Fuels
  • (1) A person who intends to report on importation or manufacturing of solid fuels pursuant to Article (1) or (2) shall undergo an inspection regarding the following matters (hereinafter referred to as "quality inspection") conducted by the Waste-to-Energy Cente to ascertain whether the solid fuels he/she intends to import or manufacture meet the quality standards prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Environment:
    • 1. Shape and size
    • 2. Caloric value
    • 3. Moisture content
    • 4. Metal content
    • 5. Ash, chlorine, and sulfur content
    • 6. Other matters prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Environment.
  • (2) A person who intends to undergo a quality inspection shall pay fees to the Waste-to-Energy Center, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Environment.
  • (3) The Waste-to-Energy Center shall verify at least once a quarter, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Environment, whether products kept by an importer, manufacturer, or user of solid fuels meet the quality standards prescribed under paragraph (1).
  • (4) The Waste-to-Energy Center shall notify the Minister of Environment, the Mayor of a Special Self-Governing City, the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu of the results of verification under paragraph (3).
  • (5) The Minister of Environment shall provide a subsidy to the Waste-to-Energy Center to cover expenses incurred in relation to verifications under paragraph (3).
Regular Inspections of Facilities to Manufacture or Use Solid Fuels
  • (1) A person who establishes and operates a facility to manufacture (hereinafter referred to as "manufacturing facility") or use solid fuels shall undergo an inspection (hereinafter referred to as "regular inspection") conducted by the Waste-to-Energy Center or an institution prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Environment to ascertain whether his/her facility meets the inspection standards prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Environment.
  • (2) The Mayor of a Special Self-Governing City, the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may order the establisher and operator of a facility found to be non-compliant in a regular inspection to improve the facility to meet the inspection standards prescribed under paragraph (1) within a specified period.
  • (3) No person, in receipt of an order under paragraph (2), shall manufacture or use solid fuels using the relevant facility before he/she implements the order.