Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Ordinance, Cap.499

Application for Permission to Apply Directly for Environmental Permit

(Application No. DIR-186/2009)


Project Title: Decommissioning and Disposal of

Clinical Waste Incinerators at Yan Chai Hospital


Conditions Imposed under Section 5(12) of the EIA Ordinance

for Permission to Apply Directly for Environmental Permit



1.      All measures described in the Project Profile (No. PP-394/2009) submitted by the applicant on 30 July 2009 shall be fully implemented.


2.      A full containment approach shall be adopted for the demolition works to avoid the release of contaminated materials to the environment.


3.      Prior to the decommissioning of the incinerators, all internal surfaces including the ceiling, walls and the floor of the incinerator room shall be decontaminated by using High Efficiency Particulate Air vacuum cleaner, scrubbing and wet wiping.


4.      All residual ash inside incinerator units, ash collectors and on the surfaces of walls and the ceiling of the incinerator units and the materials generated during the decommissioning process including clothes and filters shall be disposed of at the Chemical Waste Treatment Facilities.


5.      All detached sections of the incinerator units and the brick-lined combustion furnaces upon removal shall be wrapped with three layers of fire retardant polythene sheets.  The outermost wrapping shall be decontaminated by wet wiping in the contamination unit.










Under Section 17 of the EIA Ordinance, the applicant may appeal to the Appeal Board against the above conditions within 30 days of the receipt of this notice of the Director’s decision.



Environmental Protection Department

August 2009