Guiding Materials

Guidelines for Development Projects in Hong Kong


Notes to Readers
How to use the Guidelines


1. Introduction

1.1 Environmental Protection Action for Development Project
1.2 Criteria for an Environmental Monitoring and Audit Programme
1.3 Purpose of the EM&A Guidelines

Appendix A1: Criteria for an EM&A Programme

2. Guiding Principles of Environmental Monitoring and Audit

2.1 Policy and Project Management Organization & Responsibilities
2.2 Environmental Management Procedures
2.3 Quality Assurance in Environmental Monitoring & Audit
2.4 Environmental Training and Awareness
2.5 Complaint and Public Relation Procedures
2.6 Technical Requirements
2.7 Reporting

Appendix B1: Examples of Environmental Policy and Objectives
Appendix B2: Environmental Protection Legislation
Appendix B3: Reporting

3. Design Phase EM&A Manual

3.1 Policy
3.2 Objective
3.3 Project Details
3.4 EIA Recommendation/ACE Requirements
3.5 Environmental Monitoring
3.6 Environmental Auditing
3.7 Design Changes
3.8 Documentation Requirement

Appendix C1: Proforma for Design Phase EM&A Programme

4 Construction Phase EM&A Manual

4.1 Policy
4.2 Purpose of the Construction Phase EM&A Manual
4.3 Project Details
4.4 EIA Recommendations and EM&A Requirements
4.5 Environmental Team
4.6 Independent Checker (Environment)
4.7 Technical Requirements for Monitoring: Location, Sampling, Frequency and Laboratory Analysis
4.8 Site Surveillance
4.9 Environmental Compliance
4.10 Choice of Construction Method
4.11 Variation of Works
4.12 Complaint Procedure
4.13  Documentation

Appendix D1: Proforma for Construction Phase EM&A Programme
Appendix D2: General Technical Requirements of Environmental Monitoring

5 Operational Phase EM&A Procedures

5.1 Identify the Need
5.2 Operational Phase of a Development Project
5.3 Environmental Management System and ISO 14000
5.4 Operational Phase EM&A Requirements
5.5 Resources Arrangement and Transfer of Responsibility
5.6 Documentation

Appendix E1: Proforma for Operational Phase EM&A Programme