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This is an application for funding under the [ˇ@] Operational Account(please tick one box only)
ˇ@] TILF Special Account
Project No. (to be filled in by Secretariat) ˇ@ Date received by
Name of Committee/Working Group:
Energy Working Group (EWG)
Title of Project: Phase 1 of "Earthquake Response Cooperation Program for Energy Supply Systems"
Proposing APEC Member: Chinese Taipei
Cosponsoring economies:
Project Overseer:
Chao-Yih Chen, Ph. D.
Secretary General, Energy Commission, MOEA
Postal Address:
13 Fl., 2, Fu-Hsing N. Road
Taipei 104
Tel No : +886-2-2773-4729
Fax No : +886-2-2776-9417
e-mail: cychen@moeaec.gov.tw
Total Cost of Proposal (US$)
Amount being sought from APEC Central Fund
(US$) $0.00 (100% self-funded by Chinese Taipei)
Project Start Date
January 2001
Project End Date
December 2001
Project Purpose
To establish a cooperative contingency mechanism among the APEC member economies for energy supply systems, by providing the opportunity for APEC member economies to share their experiences in both preventing the collapse of energy supply systems during earthquakes and rebuilding these systems after earthquakes.
Signature of Project Overseer Date
Signature of Committee Chair/WG Lead Shepherd Date



01. Name of Project: Earthquake Response Cooperation Program for Energy Supply Systems (Phase 1)

02. Name of Working Group: Energy Working Group


03. Project Objectives:

The objective of this Implementation Program is to establish a cooperative
and information sharing mechanism among the APEC member economies for
energy supply systems in response to earthquakes. It will be accomplished by
establishing a comprehensive information system through the Internet, by exchanging experiences on preventing the collapse of energy supply systems
during earthquakes, and lessons from restoration efforts after earthquakes.
Such cooperation would enhance the capacity of member economies to prepare for earthquakes and to lessen the damage to energy supply systems in the event of an earthquake. This program will be implemented in three phases. Chinese Taipei will be the responsible economy for Phase 1 of this program and provide all costs for its implementation. Phase 1 will consist of:

(i) Hold a workshop on earthquake response cooperation in the Asia-Pacific
region, to promote mutual understanding of response systems and capacity, as well as related regulations and experiences from major earthquakes. Topics will cover:

(a) Developing an earthquake response system for energy supplies and capacity building;
(b) Related regulations for energy facilities and earthquake resistance;
(c) Response experiences for energy supplies following major earthquake damage;
(d) Monitoring and immediate response systems for energy facilities.

The workshop will be held in July 2001 by Chinese Taipei, which will be
responsible for the preparation costs. Experts from the APEC region will be
invited, and designated representatives from member economies will participate in this workshop.

(ii) Compile, analyze, and translate into English related information of
earthquake response systems for energy supply from member economies,
including response organizations, capacity and resources, for reference by
member economies in responding to energy related emergencies and restoration after earthquakes. Main organizations for reference will at least include:

(a) The APEC Emergency Preparedness, particularly relevant projects under the Industrial Science and Technology Working Group, such as APEC Cooperation for Earthquake Simulation (led by Australia), and Collaborative Research in Disaster Prevention (led by Japan, with an emphasis on earthquakes);
(b) The Asian Disaster Reduction Center, established in 1998 at Kobe, Japan, in response to the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR), to promote information exchange and regional cooperation;
(c) The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, established in 1986 in Thailand, to strengthen regional capacity for disaster mitigation through training, education, and technical assistance;
(d) The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Central United States Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC);
(e) Emergency Preparedness Canada (EPC);
(f) Emergency Management Australia (EMA)

(iii) Establish a framework for an information website on the Internet on
earthquake response for energy systems in the Asia-Pacific region, with links to the APEC Emergency Preparedness system. This will provide member
economies convenient access to related information and analysis.

(iv) Investigate member economies which voluntarily participate in this program and collect relevant information on their response systems and windows, as well as analyze the feasibility of establishing a cooperative mechanism.

04. Relationship to APEC Initiatives:

In 1998, APEC Ministers endorsed the ˇ§APEC Framework for Capacity Building Initiatives on Emergency Preparedness.ˇ¨ The purpose is to enhance preventive and responsive measures for natural disasters through improved information sharing and capacity building among APEC member economies. The framework specifies that APEC activities and projects should complement the structures and procedures of existing organizations that are active in the area of emergency preparedness. Under this framework, an Internet site of the APEC Emergency Preparedness has been established, with Australia as host, to provide information sharing among APEC member economies. The site includes emergency response contacts of member economies, links to relevant regulations and research organizations, and informationon related activities being implemented by APEC working groups. So far, the Industrial Science and Technology, Marine Resources Conservation, Telecommunications, and Transportation Working Groups have provided related information.

In April 2000, EWG 19 endorsed the cooperation initiative to address earthquake preventive and response measures for energy supply systems, noting that the program development should consider the existing APEC framework for emergency preparedness. The initiative was also included in the APEC Energy Ministers Declaration on May 12, 2000. Taking the above into consideration, a 3-year Implementation Program was drafted to meet the objectives of the initiative. This project plan covers Phase 1 of the program, and project plans for Phase 2 and 3 will be developed at a later time.

05. TILF Special Account Applications:

Not applicable. The project is 100% self-funded by Chinese Taipei.


06. Institutions that will benefit:

APEC member economies that suffer from frequent or potential earthquakes
will benefit from the information sharing as a result of this project. The comprehensive information will allow member economies obtain effective
assistance from each other whenever needed.

07. Involvement of private sector and non-governmental organizations:

This project will actively encourage and promote participation of private
sector and non-governmental organizations at the workshop.

08. APEC Values:

From the sharing of information and experiences and the process of mutual
assistance, all APEC member economies will strengthen their capacity to
prepare for disasters and to carry out rescue and restoration efforts. Overall, it will lessen the damages to energy systems from earthquakes and increase
energy supply security in the region.

09. Relationship to other projects:

This project could draw upon several projects under the APEC Emergency Preparedness project, including APEC Cooperation for Earthquake Simulation
and Collaborative Research in Disaster Prevention by the Industrial Science
and Technology Working Group.

10. Project Deliverables:

The main deliverable from Phase 1 of this project will be a Report on
Planning of Earthquake Response and Resources System in the Asia-Pacific


11. Project Methodology Description (Phase 1):

(i) Hold a workshop for sharing of experiences, with focus on existing response systems of member economies, as well as capacity, related regulations, and monitoring and emergency response systems for energy facilities.
(ii) Compile and further analyze existing response systems and rescue resources of member economies, for mutual learning and assistance resources in the event of an emergency.

12. Project Components (Phase 1):

(i) Each member economy recommends speaker(s) for the workshop;
(ii) EWG announces project activities;
(iii) Hold a workshop;
(iv) Compile workshop results and analyze related information; and
(v) Distribute results of the project.

13. Timetable for Completion (Phase 1):

(i) January 2001 - Commencement of Project
(ii) January to June 2001 - Compile related information on earthquake response systems for energy supply from member economies
(iii) July 2001 - Hold Workshop on Earthquake Response Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region.
(iv) August to September 2001 - Analyze earthquake response systems of member economies.
(v) October 2001 - Complete the draft of Report on Planning of Earthquake Response and Resources System in the Asia-Pacific Region, and deliver to EWG members for comments.
(vi) November 2001 - Preparation of Final Report.
(vii) December 2001 - Presentation of Final Report.

14. Participating APEC Member Economies:

Phase 1 of this program will be sponsored by Chinese Taipei. Participation
and contributions by all member economies will be encouraged.

15. Itemized Budget:

Phase 1 of this program will be self-funded by Chinese Taipei. The budget is
estimated as follows:

1. Workshop US$ 120,000
2. Information System Planning and Setup US$ 50,000
3. Information Collection and Analysis US$ 80,000

Total ˇ@
US$ 250,000

16. Timetable for Drawdown of Funding: Not applicable.

17. Waivers or Exceptions: Not applicable.

18. Dissemination of Project Output:

Copies of the project report will be distributed to all EWG members.
Electronic versions of the publication will be made available through the EWG
website's publications subdirectory and will be linked to the APEC Emergency
Preparedness website under EWG activities.

19. Assessment of Project:

The results of Phase 1 of the project will be evaluated by the EWG.

Ecotech Weightings Matrix

Criteria YES = 2 points (unless otherwise specificied);
NO = 0 points
Responds to a specific instruction from Leaders/Ministers#
Meets a core Ecotech theme under the Manila Declaration
Contribute to skills development or capacity building
Measurably improves economic efficiency/performance*
Is of practical benefit to the private sector and has private sector participation and/or funding**
Assists economies meet APEC's TILF objectives, as laid down in the Osaka Action Agenda
Assists economies meet Ecotech Common Policy Concepts, as laid down in the Osaka Action Agenda
Assists economies attain sustainable growth and equitable
development, while reducing economic disparities among APEC
economies and improving economic and social well-being
Represents cost-effective use of APEC resources
Net Score


# 3 points for this criterion to reflect its importance.
* Is of concrete, measurable benefit to participating economies or publics (e.g., development of improved customs procedures, energy efficiency, food safety standards, etc.).
** One point for each element up to a maximum of 3 points.

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