Guidance notes

A Guide to the EIA Ordinance

13. Public access to information under the Ordinance

Section 15 of the Ordinance requires the Director to set up and maintain a register containing project profiles, EIA study briefs, EIA reports, environmental permits and other key decisions made by the Director. The register, which is open for inspection by the public during normal office hours, ensures transparency of the statutory EIA process.

Except for EIA reports and other bulky documents, the public can access documents and information relating to the statutory EIA process through the EIA Ordinance website (

In addition to the EIA Ordinance Register Office, the project profiles and EIA reports would also be inspected at the Wan Chai Environmental Resource Centre at 221, Queen's Road East Wanchai, and Fanling Environmental Resource Centre, 2nd floor, Government Accommodations, Grand Regentville, 9, Wo Mun Street, Luen Wo Hui, Fanling, New Territories.

14. Further information

The following guidance notes can be obtained from the EIA Ordinance Register Office or the above website (

(a) Guidance Note on Advertisement and Public Inspection of Documents; and

(b) Advice Note on EIA Sub-committee of the Advisory Council on the Environment.

15. Enquiry and submission of applications

All applications and enquiries should be lodged with the EIA Ordinance Register Office at the address given in section 1 of this Guide. Application forms are also available at the same location and can be downloaded from the EIA Ordinance website (