Following a recent announcement from the Department of Industrial Works, it is now illegal for businesses in particular industries not to use CEMs for continuous assessment of air pollution. CEMs quickly became a topic of interest for a large number of company owners, who subsequently began to educate themselves on the topic and implement CEMs into their operations.
Just when you thought you knew everything about CEMs, whether from reading it on the internet or talking to professionals, you may think that once you've installed your CEMs and are complying with regulations, you're all set.
You’re about to start patting yourself on the back for installing your CEMs, hold your horses!
Here's the thing: just installing the CEMs isn't enough. You also need to make sure you're doing routine maintenance and calibration in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. If you neglect these tasks, you could end up with inaccurate readings, and that could lead to some serious legal consequences. Nobody wants that, right?
And here's the kicker: CO (Carbon Monoxide) and HF (Hydrogen Fluoride) are commonly used in the calibration and also are considered a mixture of explosives and under Thailand's Arms Control Act B.E. 2530, possessing them without the necessary permit license from the Defence Industry Department is illegal.
Now, I know that might sound like a lot of hassle, but it's important to do things the right way. If you're caught in possession of controlled substances without the proper authorization, you could face some serious fines or even time in prison. Yikes!
Before we get to today's article, here are some links to other articles you might be interested in:
“Unable to provide the air pollution data could now cost you hundreds of thousands baht!!”
“Unready for CEMs! Is it possible to extend the deadline?”
“This CEMs Installation Hack Can Save You up to 70% on Costs!”
“5 main components of CEMs”
“Is now a good time to start getting familiar with CEMs?”
The Digital Government Development Agency (DGA) publicly accessible website, https://data.go.th/, disclosed the following information:
“To obtain a permission under the Arms Control Act of 1987 to order, import, create, and possess arms and certain substances, you must first pass a background check by the Royal Thai Police, proving that you are not qualified under the restriction. You must pass an examination of the manufacturing or storage facility to ensure that it is suitable and safe. When both are completed, you can submit an application for a permit to the Defence Industry Department, together with supporting documentation. The time it takes to process an application from the time it is submitted is no more than 45 working days.”
Let me summarize that for your convenience:
Step 1: Get your criminal record check in order. Not exactly the most thrilling step, but it's a necessary one.
Step 2: Request a check of your storage or location from the Defence Industry Department. Gotta make sure everything is safe and sound!
Step 3: An authorized officer inspects your ammo storage facility. It's like having a cool cousin come over for a visit.
Step 4: Your criminal record is clean and your storage location is approved. You're on your way to getting that coveted license.
Step 5: Submit your completed License Processing Form to the Defence Industry Department and wait for the result. Fingers crossed!
The Defence Industry Department has specified the documentation that you will need to prepare for each step as follows:
1 For criminal record checking process,
1.1 Copy of Business Registration Certificate
1.2 Power of Attorney stamped with a 30 baht stamp duty
1.3 Copy of ID Card and House Registration of the Principal
1.4 Copy of ID Card and House Registration of the Attorney-in-Fact
2 For submitting an appointment to inspect the storage/location,
2.1 Copy of Business Registration Certificate
2.2 Power of attorney stamped with a 30 baht stamp duty
2.3 - Copy of ID Card and House Registration of the Principle if the authority of Company Director is Thai
- Copy of Passport and Work Permit of the Principle if the authority of Company Director is foreigner
2.4 Copy of ID Card and House Registration of the Attorney-in-Fact
2.5 Registration certificate of the original company
2.6 The Certificate of Value Added Tax registration
2.7 Factory Operation Permit or paid IEAT permit
2.8 Ammunition storage site maps and blueprints
2.9 Ammunition/substances safety data sheet
2.10 Ammunition/substances properties or characteristics data sheet
2.11 A copy of the original license and YorPor.8 for the past three months, in case of previously licensed only.
3 For the last part process of getting the permit license,
3.1 Completed License Processing Form (YorPor.1)
3.2 Copy of Business Registration Certificate
3.3 Power of attorney stamped with a 30 baht stamp duty
3.4 Copy of ID Card and House Registration of the Principal
3.5 Copy of ID Card and House Registration of the Attorney-in-Fact
3.6 Registration certificate of the original company
3.7 The Certificate of Value Added Tax registration
3.8 Factory Operation Permit or paid IEAT permit
3.9 Ammunition storage site maps and blueprints
3.10 Ammunition/substances safety data sheet
3.11 Ammunition/substances properties or characteristics data sheet
3.12 A copy of the original license and YorPor.8 for the past three months, in case of previously licensed only.
After all processes have been completed and you have received the license, you must carefully read the license's terms and conditions because the penalty for someone who has the license but does not comply with the rules and conditions at the end of the license is equivalent to the penalty for someone who does not have a license at all.
The procedures and list of documents required for obtaining license specified in this article are only as of the date of publication. This information is subject to change at any time. Please double-check the information before proceeding to avoid mistakes and time loss.
You can verify the accuracy of information by contacting either:
1. Licensing Department
Equipment Control and Industry Development Division
Defence Industry Department
Tel. 0 2243 6075 , 0 2241 4049 ext. 610
or 2. Us, Analytical Systems Engineering (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Tel. 033 - 060389 or click here to contact us by our LINE OA
I have complete faith that you will find this post helpful since it contains information that is sure to be of interest to you. It is important to note that regulations and requirements for licensing may change over time. Therefore, we strongly advise you to check with the appropriate authorities before proceeding with any licensing applications or processes.
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