Environmental Permit No. EP-250/2006

環境許可證編號 EP-250/2006
















A (許可證主要部分)


Pursuant to Section 10 of the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance (EIAO), the Director of Environmental Protection (the Director) grants this environmental permit to the Drainage Services Department (hereinafter referred to as the “Permit Holder”) to construct and operate the designated project described in Part B subject to the conditions specified in Part C. The issue of this environmental permit is based on the documents, approvals or permissions described below:


根據環境影響評估條例(環評條例) 10條的規定,環境保護署署長(署長)將本環境許可證批予渠務署(下稱許可證持有人”)以建造營辦B所說明的指定工程項目,但須遵守C列明的條件。本環境許可證是依據下列文件、批准或許可而簽發﹕


Application No.




Document in the Register:















Project Profile – “Tsing Lung Tau Pumping Station” (Register No. PP-289/2006)

工程項目簡介 – “青龍頭污水泵房” (登記冊編號: PP-289/2006)


The Director’s letter of permission to apply directly for environmental permit dated 1 June 2006 (Reference: (14) in EP2/N2/F/53)

署長於200661日發出批准直接申請環境許可證的信件 (檔案編號:(14) in EP2/N2/F/53)


Application for environmental permit submitted by the Permit Holder on 13 June 2006 (Application No. AEP-250/2006)

許可證持有人於2006613日提交的環境許可證申請    (申請書編號:AEP-250/2006)



                7 July 2006





(Tony W.H. CHEUNG)

Acting Principal Environmental Protection Officer

for Director of Environmental Protection




B (指定工程項目的說明)


Hereunder is the description of the designated project mentioned in Part A of this environmental permit (hereinafter referred to as the “Permit”):




Title of Designated Project


Tsing Lung Tau Pumping Station

[This designated project is hereinafter referred to as “the Project”]


[本指定工程項目下稱 工程項目”]


Nature of Designated Project

A sewage pumping station with an installed capacity of more than 2,000 m3 per day and its boundary is less than 150 m from the existing residential area and place of worship.



Location of Designated Project


Tsing Lung Tau, Tsuen Wan. The location of the Project is shown in Figure 1 attached to this Permit.



Scale and Scope of Designated Project



Construction and operation of a sewage pumping station with an average dry weather flow of about 4,000 m3 per day.   






1.         General Conditions


1.1       The Permit Holder and any person working on the Project shall comply with all conditions set out in this Permit. Any non-compliance by any person may constitute a contravention of the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance (EIAO) (Cap. 499) and may become the subject of appropriate action being taken under the EIAO.


1.2       The Permit Holder shall ensure full compliance with all legislation from time to time in force including, without limitation to, the Noise Control Ordinance (Cap. 400), Air Pollution Control Ordinance (Cap. 311), Water Pollution Control Ordinance (Cap. 358), Waste Disposal Ordinance (Cap. 354) and Dumping at Sea Ordinance (Cap. 466). This Permit does not of itself constitute any ground of defence against any proceedings instituted under any legislation or imply any approval under any legislation.


1.3       The Permit Holder shall make copies of this Permit together with all documents referred to in this Permit or the documents referred to in Part A of the Permit readily available at all times for inspection by the Director or his authorised officers at all sites/offices covered by this Permit. Any reference to the Permit shall include all documents referred to in the Permit and also the relevant documents in the Register.


1.4       The Permit Holder shall give a copy of this Permit to the person(s) in charge of the site(s) and ensure that such person(s) fully understands all conditions and all requirements incorporated by the Permit. The site(s) refers to site(s) of construction and operation of the Project and shall mean the same hereafter.


1.5       The Permit Holder shall display conspicuously a copy of this Permit on the Project site(s) at all vehicular site entrances/exits or at a convenient location for public’s information at all times. The Permit Holder shall ensure that the most updated information about the Permit, including any amended Permit, is displayed at such locations.  If the Permit Holder surrenders a part or the whole of the Permit, the notice he sends to the Director shall also be displayed at the same locations as the original Permit.  The suspended, varied or cancelled Permit shall be removed from display at the Project site(s).


1.6       The Permit Holder shall construct and operate the Project in accordance with the project description in Part B of this Permit.


1.7       The Permit Holder shall ensure that the Project is designed, constructed and operated in accordance with the information and all recommendations described in the Project Profile (Register No. PP-289/2006); other relevant documents in the Register; the information or mitigation measures described in this Permit; mitigation measures to be recommended in submissions that shall be deposited with or approved by the Director as a result of permit conditions contained in this Permit; and mitigation measures to be recommended under on going surveillance and monitoring activities during all stages of the Project. Where recommendations referred to in the documents of the Register are not expressly referred to in this Permit, such recommendations are nevertheless to be implemented unless expressly excluded or impliedly amended in this Permit.


1.8       All submissions, as required under this Permit, shall be rectified and resubmitted in accordance with the comments, if any, made by the Director within one month of the receipt of the Director’s comments or otherwise as specified by the Director.


1.9       All submissions approved by the Director, all submissions deposited without comments by the Director, or all submissions rectified in accordance with comments by the Director under this Permit shall be construed as part of the permit conditions described in Part C of this Permit. Any variation of the submissions shall be approved by the Director in writing or as prescribed in the relevant permit conditions. Any non-compliance with the submissions may constitute a contravention of the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance (Cap. 499).


1.10     The Permit Holder shall release all finalized submissions as required under this Permit, to the public by depositing copies in the EIAO Register Office, or in any other places, or any internet websites as specified by the Director, or by any other means as specified by the Director for public inspection. For this purpose, the Permit Holder shall provide sufficient copies of the submissions.


1.11     All submissions to the Director required under this Permit shall be delivered either in person or by registered mail to the EIAO Register Office (currently at 27/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong). Electronic copies of all finalized submissions required under this Permit shall be prepared in Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) (version 4.0 or later) and in Portable Document Format (PDF version 4.0 or later), unless otherwise agreed by the Director and shall be submitted at the same time as the hard copies.


1.12     The Permit Holder shall notify the Director in writing the commencement date of construction of the Project at least two weeks prior to the commencement of construction of the Project. The Permit Holder shall notify the Director in writing immediately if there is any change of the commencement date of the construction.


1.13     For the purpose of this Permit, “commencement of construction” does not include works related to site clearance and preparation, or other works as agreed by the Director.



2.         Specific Conditions


2.1       To avoid the emergency sewage overflow during operation of the Project, one standby pump and backup power in form of dual power supply shall be provided.  A telemetry system shall be provided to transmit signals showing irregularity or operational problem of the Tsing Lung Tau Pumping Station to the Sham Tseng Sewage Treatment Works.


2.2       To minimize the water quality impact during operation of the Project, screens shall be provided to prevent discharge of floating solids.


2.3       To minimize the water quality impact during operation of the Project, emergency discharge shall be located to below the low water marks and shall be at least 100 m away from the boundaries of any gazetted beach and 100 m away from any seawater intake point.

2.4       To minimize the odour impact during operation of the Project, a covered wet well with submersible pumps, a valve and flow meter chamber shall be located underground.  The control system, odour control apparatus and inlet chamber shall be enclosed by a single-storey concrete structure.


2.5       To minimize the odour impact during operation of the Project, a deodorization unit shall be installed.  The exhaust outlet of the odour control facilities shall be laid towards the southern direction of the pumping station facing away from the sensitive receivers at the northern and northeastern sides.


2.6       To mitigate the landscape and visual impacts, planting areas shall be implemented and properly maintained during operation of the Project as shown in Figure 2 attached to this Permit.





1.         This Permit consists of three parts, namely, Part A (Main Permit), Part B (Description of Designated Project) and Part C (Permit Conditions).  Any person relying on this permit should obtain independent legal advice on the legal implications under the EIAO, and the following notes are for general information only.


2.         If there is a breach of any condition of this Permit, the Director or his authorized officer may, with the consent of the Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works, order the cessation of associated work until the remedial action is taken in respect of the resultant environmental damage, and in that case the Permit Holder shall not carry out any associated works without the permission of the Director or his authorized officer.


3.         The Permit Holder may apply under Section 13 of the EIAO to the Director for a variation of the conditions of this Permit. The Permit Holder shall replace the original permit displayed on the Project site by the amended permit.


4.         A person who assumes the responsibility for the whole or a part of the Project may, before he assumes responsibility of the Project, apply under Section 12 of the EIAO to the Director for a further environmental permit.


5.         Under Section 14 of the EIAO, the Director may with the consent of the Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works, suspend, vary or cancel this Permit.  The suspended, varied or cancelled Permit shall be removed from display at the Project site.


6.         If this Permit is cancelled or surrendered during construction or operation of the Project, another environmental permit must be obtained under the EIAO before the Project could be continued.  It is an offence under Section 26(1) of the EIAO to construct or operate a designated project listed in Part I of Schedule 2 of the EIAO without a valid environmental permit.


7.         Any person who constructs or operates the Project contrary to the conditions in the Permit, and is convicted of an offence under the EIAO, is liable:

(i)                  on a first conviction on indictment to a fine of $2 million and to   imprisonment for 6 months;

(ii)                on a second or subsequent conviction on indictment to a fine of $5 million and to imprisonment for 2 years;

(iii)               on a first summary conviction to a fine at level 6 and to imprisonment for 6 months;

(iv)              on a second or subsequent summary conviction to a fine of $1 million and to imprisonment for 1 year; and

(v)                in any case where the offence is of a continuing nature, the court or magistrate may impose a fine of $10,000 for each day on which he is satisfied the offence continued.


8.         The Permit Holder may appeal against any condition of this Permit under Section 17 of the EIAO within 30 days of receipt of this Permit.


9.         The Notes are for general reference only and that the Permit Holder should refer to the EIAO for details and seek independent legal advice.



Environmental Permit No. EP-250/2006

C (許可證條件)


1.         一般條件


1.1       許可證持有人及任何從事工程項目的人士必須符合本許可證載列的全部條件。任何人士如有不符合本許可證的情況,可能違反環境影響評估條例 (「環評條例」) (499) 的規定,而當局可根據環評條例採取適當行動。


1.2       許可證持有人須經常確保完全符合現行法例的規定,包括但不限於噪音管制條例 (400);空氣污染管制條例 (311);水污染管制條例 (358);廢物處置條例 (354);及海上傾倒物料條例 (466)。本許可證本身不會就根據任何法例提起的法律程序構成任何抗辯理由,或根據任何法例默示任何批准。


1.3       許可證持有人須印製本許可證的複本,連同本許可證所述的所有文件或本許可證A所述文件,以供署長或獲授權人員任何時間內在本許可證所涵蓋的所有工地 / 辦事處查閱。凡提述本許可證,須包括本許可證所述的所有文件及登記冊內的相關文件。


1.4       許可證持有人須把本許可證的複本交予有關工地的負責人,並確保這些人士完全明白本許可證的所有條件與規定。工地是指建造及營辦工程項目的工地,下文所提及的工地亦屬同一意思。


1.5       許可證持有人須在工程項目工地的所有車輛進出口或一處方便地點,顯眼地展示本許可證的複本,以供公眾在任何時間內閱覽。許可證持有人須確保在這些地點展示關於本許可證 (包括任何經修訂的許可證) 的最新資料。許可證持有人如交回許可證的部分或全部,必須把其送交署長的通知書,在備有原有許可證的相同地點展示。遭暫時吊銷、更改或取消的許可證必須從工程項目的工地除下,不再展示。


1.6       許可證持有人須依據本許可證B的工程項目說明,建造及營辦工程項目。


1.7       許可證持有人須確保工程項目的設計、建造及營辦,按照下述資料及措施辦理:工程項目簡介 (登記冊編號:PP-289/2006) 所說明的資料及各項建議;登記冊內的其他相關文件;本許可證所說明的資料或緩解措施;根據本許可證內載的條件須向署長存放或獲署長批准的提交文件所建議的緩解措施;以及在工程項目各階段進行的持續監察及監測工作所建議的緩解措施。登記冊內的文件所述建議如沒有在本許可證明確表示,則仍須實施這些建議,除非獲本許可證明確豁除或默示修訂。


1.8       所有按本許可證規定提交的文件,須在接獲署長的意見 (如有者) 1個月內 (除非署長另行指定),根據署長的意見加以修正並再向署長提交。


1.9       署長批准的所有提交文件、署長沒有給予意見的所有存放文件或根據本許可證規定由署長給予意見修正的所有提交文件,均須詮釋為本許可證C說明的許可證條件的一部分。提交文件如有任何修訂,均須獲署長的書面批准,或符合有關許可證條件訂明的規定。如有不符合提交文件的情況,可能違反環評條例 (499) 的規定。


1.10     許可證持有人須把所有按本許可證規定提交的文件定稿公開給公眾知道,方法是把有關文件複本存放於環評條例登記冊辦事處、署長指定的任何其他地方、署長指定的任何互聯網網站或採取署長指定的任何方法,以供公眾查閱。因此,許可證持有人須提供足夠數量的複本。


1.11     本許可證規定向署長提交的所有文件,須親身送交或以掛號方式郵寄至環評條例登記冊辦事處 (現址為:香港灣仔軒尼詩道130號修頓中心27)。所有按本許可證規定提交的文件定稿的電子版本,均須以超文本標示語言 (HTML) (4.0或較後版本) 及便攜式文件格式 (PDF) (4.0或較後版本) 製作,除非另獲署長同意,並須與硬複本同時提交。


1.12     許可證持有人須在工程項目的建造工程展開前,至少提早2個星期以書面方式把建造工程的施工日期通知署長。施工日期如有任何更改,許可證持有人必須立即以書面方式通知署長。


1.13     為執行本許可證,「建造工程的展開」不包括有關工地清理及預備的工程,或署長同意的其他工程。


2.         特定條件


2.1       為免工程項目營辦期間發生緊急污水溢流,青龍頭污水泵房須設備用泵和以雙重供電形式供電的後備電源,並裝設遙測警報系統,以便泵房一旦有異常情況或操作出現問題時可把信號傳送至深井污水處理廠。


2.2       為減低工程項目營辦期間對水質造成的影響,須設置隔篩以防止排放出漂浮固體。


2.3       為減低工程項目營辦期間對水質造成的影響,緊急排放的位置須在低水位以下,並遠離憲報公布的任何泳灘的界址不少於100米,以及離任何海水入水口100米。


2.4       為減低工程項目營辦期間的氣味影響,具有潛水泵的有蓋濕井、氣閥和流量量水間須設於地面以下。相關的控制系統、消減臭味設備和入水井須裝設於一座單層的混凝土建築物內。


2.5       為減低工程項目營辦期間的氣味影響,須裝設除臭組件。消減臭味設施排氣口的位置須面向泵房的南方,背離位於北和東北方的敏感受體。


2.6       為緩解對景觀和視覺造成的影響,須如本許可證圖2所示,在工程項目營辦期間設立種植範圍,並予以妥善保養。







1.        本許可證共有3部,即A (許可證主要部分)B (指定工程項目的說明) C (許可證條件)。任何援引本許可證的人士須就環評條例的法律含意徵詢獨立法律意見,下述註解只供一般參考用。


2.         如違反本許可證的任何條件,署長或獲授權人員可在環境運輸及工務局局長的同意下勒令停止相關工程,直至許可證持有人為所造成的環境損害採取補救行動為止。在此情況下,許可證持有人未經署長或獲授權人員同意,不得進行任何相關工程。


3.         許可證持有人可根據環評條例第13條的規定向署長申請更改本許可證的條件。許可證持有人須以經修訂的許可證替換在工程項目的工地內展示的原有許可證。


4.         承擔工程項目整項或部分工程的責任的人,在承擔責任之前,可根據環評條例第12條的規定向署長申請新的環境許可證。


5.         根據環評條例第14條的規定,署長可在環境運輸及工務局局長的同意下暫時吊銷、更改或取消本許可證。遭暫時吊銷、更改或取消的環境許可證必須從工程項目的工地除下,不再展示。


6.         如本許可證在工程項目建造或營辦期間取消或交回,則在繼續進行工程項目之前,必須先根據環評條例規定取得另一份環境許可證。根據環評條例第26(1)條的規定,任何人在沒有有效環境許可證的情況下建造或營辦環評條例附表2I部所列明的指定工程項目,即屬犯罪。


7.         如任何人在違反本許可證的條件下建造或營辦工程項目,根據環評條例,即屬犯罪:


(i)                  一經循公訴程序首次定罪,可處罰款200萬元及監禁6個月;

(ii)        一經循公訴程序第二次或其後每次定罪,可處罰款500萬元及監禁2年;

(iii)       一經循簡易程序首次定罪,可處第6級罰款及監禁6個月;

(iv)      一經循簡易程序第二次或其後每次定罪,可處罰款100萬元及監禁1年;及

(v)       在任何情況下如該罪行屬連續性質,法院或裁判官可就其信納該罪行連續的每一天另處罰款10,000元。


8.                  許可證持有人可在接獲本許可證後30天內,根據環評條例第17條就本許可證的任何條件提出上訴。


9.                  上述註解只供一般參考用,欲知有關詳情,許可證持有人須參閱環評條例及徵詢獨立法律意見。