Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Ordinance, Cap.499
Application for Approval to Apply Directly for an Environmental Permit
Application No.: DIR-027/1999
Project Title: Extension Project for the Existing Tseung Kwan O 400kV Substation
Date of the Director's Permission: 1 February 2000
Conditions Imposed under 5(12) of the Ordinance for Permission to Apply Directly for Environmental Permit
- The building structure housing the reactors of the extension project shall provide at least 30dB(A) overall noise reduction or equivalent. The applicant shall provide a site measurement record on noise generated by the reactors of the extension project to verify the compliance of the above requirements to the satisfaction of the Director before the commencement of operation of the extension project.
- The electric and magnetic fields outside the extension substation shall be within the public exposure limits of 5kV per metre and 0.1 millitesla respectively as recommended in the 1998 guidelines issued by the International Commission on Non-ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). The applicant shall provide a site measurement record on the electric and magnetic fields generated by the reactors of the extension project to verify the compliance of the above requirements to the satisfaction of the Director before the commencement of operation of the extension project.
- To mitigate landscape impacts, compensatory planting with same or similar species shall be provided within the site boundary to at least one to one compensation level for the felled trees, and this shall be completed no later than six months after the completion of construction work of the extension project.
- The applicant shall allow the representatives of the Antiquities and Monuments Office of Leisure and Cultural Services Department to inspect the excavation works to verify if there is any antiquity or supposed antiquity and provide them any necessary assistance for this purpose.
- All measures described in the Project Profile submitted with your application of 28 December 1999, together with the above conditions, shall be fully implemented.
Under section 17 of the EIA Ordinance, the applicant may appeal to the Appeal Board against any of the above conditions within 30 days of the receipt of this notice of the Director's decision.
Environmental Protection Department