Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Ordinance, Cap.499
Application for Permission to Apply Directly for Environmental Permit
(Application No: DIR-120/2005)
Project Title: Agreement No. CE 1/96, Castle Peak Road Improvement between Area 2 and Ka Loon Tsuen, Tsuen Wan, Construction of Reclamation West of Tsing Lung Tau
Conditions Imposed under Section 5(12) of the Ordinance
for Permission to Apply Directly for Environmental Permit
1. All mitigation measures, other than noise mitigation measures mentioned in 2 below, described in the Project Profile submitted by the Applicant on 6 April 2005 and falling within the scope of the Project shall be fully implemented.
2. In the event that the Grand Bay Villa becomes occupied when the Project is under construction, the following noise mitigation measures shall be implemented:
a. 5m high temporary noise barriers with a material surface density of at least 7 kg/m2 shall be erected to screen the facades of Grand Bay Villa along Castle Peak Road and the western end façade of Grand Bay Villa;
b. whenever the grab dredger is operating within 50m of Grand Bay Villa in the reclamation west of Grand Bay Villa, the land-based powered mechanical equipment within 50m of the Grand Bay Villa in the same reclamation shall stop operation; and
c. all other construction noise mitigation measures described in Project Profile submitted by the Applicant on 6 April 2005 and falling within the scope of the Project.
3. Dredging of marine sediment shall be limited to the scour apron.
4. No more than a total of 2 derrick lighters shall be used for marine dredging works. The maximum dredging rate shall not be more than 1,000 and 2,000 cu.m per day at the reclamation east and west of Grand Bay Villa respectively.
5. All filling activities shall be carried out behind rockfill and rock armour.
6. Tightly closing grabs shall be used to restrict the loss of fine sediment to suspension.
7. Silt curtain shall be installed along the reclamation area during construction to control sediment suspension within the work area.
8. Marine water quality monitoring and audit shall be carried out during construction stage and one monitoring station shall be located at the Ma Wan Fish Culture Zone. The marine water quality monitoring and audit manual shall be submitted to the Director of Environmental Protection for approval prior to commencement of work.
9. The construction method specified in Section 2.1 of the Project Profile submitted by the Applicant on 6 April 2005 shall be followed during construction.
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,