Environmental Permit No. EP-081/2000/A



Section 10 & 13

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Pursuant to Section 10 of the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance (the EIAO), the Director of Environmental Protection (the Director) issued the Environmental Permit  (No. EP-081/2000) on     4 October 2000.  Pursuant to Section 13 of the EIAO, the Director amends the Environmental Permit No. EP-081/2000 based on the Application No. VEP-568/2019 and grants this Environmental Permit (No. EP-081/2000/A) to the TELSTRA  INTERNATIONAL  LIMITED (hereinafter referred to as the "Permit Holder").  The amendments described below, are incorporated into this Environmental Permit (No. EP-081/2000/A).  This Environmental Permit as amended is for the construction and operation of 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:

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Application No.


Document in the Register :

(1)       Project Profile –

"East Asian Crossing (EAC) Cable System (TKO)"

(Register No. : PP-101/2000)

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( : PP-101/2000 )

(2)       The Director's letter of permission to apply directly for Environmental Permit dated 19 September 2000

[Reference: (17) in Annex(29) to EP2/N8/C/35]

2000 919

[ : (17) in Annex(29) to EP2/N8/C/35]


(3)       Application for Environmental Permit submitted on                        21 September 2000 (Application No. AEP-081/2000)

2000 9 21

( AEP-081/2000 )

(4)       Environmental Permit No. EP-081/2000 issued on                     4 October 2000

2000 10 4              EP-081/2000

(5)       Application for Variation of an Environmental Permit submitted on 14 October 2019

(Application No. VEP-568/2019)

2019 10 14 ( VEP-568/2019 )



Application No.


Date of Application

List of Amendments Incorporated into Environmental Permit



Date of Amendment



14 October 2019

(1)      Amend the description of “Nature of Designated Project” in Part B of Environmental Permit No. EP-081/2000.

EP-081/2000 B 明。


(2)       Add Condition 3.1 in Part C of Environmental Permit No. EP-081/2000.

EP-081/2000 C 3.1 件。


5 November 2019








5 November 2019








(C. K. LEE)

Acting Principal Environmental Protection Officer

for Director of Environmental Protection

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

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Title of Designated Project

East Asian Crossing (EAC) Cable System (TKO) [This project is hereinafter referred as "the Project".]

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Nature of Designated Project

A dredging operation which is less than 500 metres from the nearest boundary of an existing :

(1)      site of culture heritage (Site of Chinese Customs Station at Fat Tau Chau)

(2)      coastal protection area (Coastline of Shek O Headland, Tai Tau Chau, Ng Fan Chau and Coastline from Cape Collinson to Big Wave Bay)


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Location of Designated Project

The Project involves laying of two international fibre optic telecommunication cables in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) waters to a single landing site and manhole location in the Tseung Kwan O (TKO) Industrial Estate. The proposed routing is shown in Figure 1 attached to this Permit.

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Scale and Scope of Designated Project(s)

The two submarine cables, each of 60 mm in diameter, will be hauled ashore and anchored off, before allowing the construction barge to commence lay operations toward the -20m CD seabed contour. After completion of the landing and anchoring, the main lay vessel will commence cable laying while simultaneously burying the cable to a distance of approximately 6.5km, to the -20m CD seabed contour. The deep burial operations will be conducted using jetting technology. The Injector will bury the cable in a narrow trench (0.25m width) to the required depth of up to 5m below the seabed. Then, plough operations will simultaneously lay and bury the cable in a narrow trench (0.3m width) to a depth of 1.5m below the seabed from the -20m CD seabed contour to the HKSAR boundary, approximately 20km.

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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 subject of appropriate action being taken under the EIAO.

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

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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 authorized 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.

1.5         The Permit Holder shall display conspicuously a copy of this Permit on the construction site(s) at all vehicular site entrances/exits or at a convenient location for public 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.

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1.6         The Permit Holder shall construct and operate the Project in accordance with the project descriptions 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 (EIAO Register No. PP-101/2000), other relevant documents in the Register, the information and 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 in this Permit or otherwise agreed by the Director.

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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.

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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.


1.10     The Permit Holder shall release all finalized submissions as required under this Permit, to the public by depositing copies in the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance Register Office, or in any other places, or any internet websites 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 Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance Register Office (currently at 27/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong).

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1.12     The Permit Holder shall notify the Director in writing the commencement date of construction of the Project at least 2 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.




2.             Measures during the Construction of the Project


2.1         The project shall be constructed in accordance with the details described in Appendix 1 of this Permit. The Permit Holder shall obtain prior approval from the Director of any changes in the Project details, including cable alignments, burial depth, trench width and installation methods.

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2.2         The Permit Holder shall within 4 weeks after completion of the Project deposit with the Director one set of plan(s) in 1:50,000 scale with coordinates indicating the as-built alignment of the two cables.

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2.3         Materials excavated from the trench and removed from the seawall shall be used for later backfilling the trench and reinstating the seawall.



3.             Measures during the Operation of the Project