Permit No. EP-307/2008
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT ORDINANCE
ENVIRONMENTAL PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT AND OPERATE
A DESIGNATED PROJECT
Pursuant to Section 10 of the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance (EIAO), the Director of Environmental Protection (the Director) grants this environmental permit to Hong Kong Shooting Association (hereinafter referred to as the “Permit Holder”) to construct and operate 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:
根據《環境影響評估條例》(環評條例) 第10條的規定，環境保護署署長(署長)將本環境許可證批予香港射擊聯合總會 (下稱“許可證持有人”) 以建造及營辦B部所說明的指定工程項目，但須遵守C部所列明的條件。本環境許可證是依據下列文件、批准或許可而簽發﹕
Document in the Register:
Project Profile – “Proposed
工程項目簡介 – “於望后石谷堆田區興建的射擊場” (登記冊編號: PP-347/2008)
The Director’s letter of permission to apply directly for environmental permit dated 7 May 2008 (Reference: (18) in EP2/N4/O/96)
署長於2008年5月7日發出准許直接申請環境許可證的信件 (檔案編號：(18) in EP2/N4/O/96)
Application for environmental permit submitted by the Permit Holder on 16 May 2008 (Application No. AEP-307/2008)
11 June 2008
Principal Environmental Protection Officer
for Director of Environmental Protection
Hereunder is the description of the designated project mentioned in Part A of this environmental permit (hereinafter referred to as the “Permit”):
下列為本環境許可證 (下稱“許可證”) A部所提述的指定工程項目的說明﹕
Title of Designated Project
[This designated project is hereinafter referred to as “the Project”]
Nature of Designated Project
Open firing ranges.
Location of Designated Project
Scale and Scope of Designated Project
The Project comprises one outdoor 25m pistol shooting range (60 lanes) and one outdoor 50m rifle shooting range (60 lanes).
工程項目包括一個室外25米射程手槍靶場 (60條射道)及一個室外50米射程步槍靶場 (60條射道)。
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 the subject of appropriate action under the EIAO.
1.2 The Permit Holder shall ensure full compliance with all legislation from time to time in force including, without limitation to, the Noise Control Ordinance (Cap. 400), Air Pollution Control Ordinance (Cap. 311), Water Pollution Control Ordinance (Cap. 358), Waste Disposal Ordinance (Cap. 354) and Dumping at Sea Ordinance (Cap. 466). This Permit does not of itself constitute any ground of defence against any proceedings instituted under any legislation or imply any approval under any legislation.
1.3 The Permit Holder shall make copies of this Permit together with all documents referred to in this Permit and the documents referred to in Part A of the Permit readily available at all times for inspection by the Director or his authorised 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 in the Permit. The site(s) refers to site(s) of construction and operation of the Project and shall mean the same hereafter.
1.5 The Permit Holder shall display conspicuously a copy of this Permit on the Project site(s) at all vehicular site entrances/exits or at a convenient location for public’s 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. The suspended, varied or cancelled Permit shall be removed from display at the Project site(s).
1.6 The Permit Holder shall construct and operate the Project in accordance with the project description 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 (Register No. PP-347/2008), the Application for Environmental Permit (Application No. AEP-307/2008), and the information and mitigation measures described in this Permit. 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 or impliedly amended in this Permit.
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.
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 (Cap. 499).
1.10 The Permit Holder shall release all finalized submissions as required under this Permit, to the public by depositing copies in the EIAO Register Office, or in any other places, or any internet websites as specified by the Director, or by any other means 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 EIAO Register Office (currently at 27/F, Southorn Centre,
1.12 The Permit Holder shall notify the Director in writing the commencement date of construction of the Project no later than two weeks before 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.
1.13 For the purpose of this Permit, “commencement of construction” does not include works related to site clearance and preparation, or other works as agreed by the Director.
2. Specific Conditions
2.1 An Independent Environmental Checker (IEC) shall be employed by the Permit Holder no later than one month before the commencement of construction of the Project. The IEC shall not be in any way an associated body of the Contractor for the Project. The IEC shall be a person who has at least 7 years of experience in environmental monitoring and audit (EM&A) or environmental management. The IEC shall monitor and audit the environmental mitigation measures recommended in the Project Profile (Register No. PP-347/2008), including the implementation of environmental mitigation measures under Conditions 2.2 to 2.13 below, during the construction and first 12 months of the operation of the Project. In the case where the IEC fails to comply with this Condition, the Director may require the Permit Holder by notice in writing to replace the IEC. Failure to replace the IEC as directed or further failure to comply with this Condition despite employment of a new IEC may render the Permit liable to suspension, cancellation or variation.
2.2 All buildings within the Project site shall be of single storey only.
2.3 To minimise ecological impact, any rare or protected plant species within the Project site shall be transplanted to suitable location(s) outside the Project site before the commencement of construction of the Project and the Director shall be informed.
2.4 To mitigate site runoff during construction of the Project, drainage system with sand or silt removal facilities and oil interceptors shall be provided. No discharge of site runoff into nearby water body/stream shall be allowed.
2.5 To minimise water quality impact, chemical toilets shall be provided during construction and operation of the Project. No discharge of wastewater into nearby water body/stream shall be allowed.
2.6 To minimise water quality impact, wastewater storage facilities with sufficient capacity shall be provided for storage of wastewater during operation of the Project. The wastewater storage facilities shall be aboveground and without soakaway system. No discharge of wastewater into nearby water body/stream shall be allowed.
2.7 To minimise noise and air quality impacts during operation of the Project, solid fence wall shall be erected on three sides of all outdoor shooting ranges (except the rear side of the shooting place). The solid fence wall shall be at least 3.5m high with a material density of at least 20kg/m2 such as timber baffles.
2.8 To minimise air quality impact during operation of the Project, backstop of soft materials such as timber baffles and sand bags shall be erected behind the target plate of all outdoor shooting ranges to collect the bullets from gunshots.
2.9 To minimise lead fume emission during operation of the Project, lead-free primer mixture shall be adopted for firearms used within the outdoor shooting ranges.
2.10 To minimise landfill gas hazard during operation of the Project, all enclosed buildings within the Project site shall be raised clear of the ground with a clear separation distance between the floor slab and the ground of at least 500mm.
2.11 To minimise landfill gas hazard during operation of the Project, a gas resistant membrane made of at least 1mm thick high density polyethylene with hydraulic conductivity of less than 10-12m/s, or equivalent materials, shall be applied to the floor slab of all enclosed buildings within the Project site.
2.12 To minimise landfill gas hazard during operation of the Project, mechanical ventilation of at least 5 air changes per hour shall be provided for all enclosed buildings within the Project site throughout the operating hours of the shooting ranges.
2.13 To avoid impact on existing landfill restoration facilities within the Project site, no piling and no excavation of more than 300mm below ground shall be allowed.
1. This Permit consists of three parts, namely, Part A (Main Permit), Part B (Description of Designated Project) and Part C (Permit Conditions). Any person relying on this permit should obtain independent legal advice on the legal implications under the EIAO, and the following notes are for general information only.
2. If there is a breach of any condition of this Permit, the Director or his authorized officer may, with the consent of the Secretary for the Environment, order the cessation of associated work until the remedial action is taken in respect of the resultant environmental damage, and in that case the Permit Holder shall not carry out any associated works without the permission of the Director or his authorized officer.
3. The Permit Holder may apply under Section 13 of the EIAO to the Director for a variation of the conditions of this Permit. The Permit Holder shall replace the original permit displayed on the Project site by the amended permit.
4. A person who assumes the responsibility for the whole or a part of the Project may, before he assumes responsibility of the Project, apply under Section 12 of the EIAO to the Director for a further environmental permit.
5. Under Section 14 of the EIAO, the Director may with the consent of the Secretary for the Environment, suspend, vary or cancel this Permit. The suspended, varied or cancelled Permit shall be removed from display at the Project site.
6. If this Permit is cancelled or surrendered during construction or operation of the Project, another environmental permit must be obtained under the EIAO before the Project could be continued. It is an offence under Section 26(1) of the EIAO to construct or operate a designated project listed in Part I of Schedule 2 of the EIAO without a valid environmental permit.
7. Any person who constructs or operates the Project contrary to the conditions in the Permit, and is convicted of an offence under the EIAO, is liable:
(i) on a first conviction on indictment to a fine of $2 million and to imprisonment for 6 months;
(ii) on a second or subsequent conviction on indictment to a fine of $5 million and to imprisonment for 2 years;
(iii) on a first summary conviction to a fine at level 6 and to imprisonment for 6 months;
(iv) on a second or subsequent summary conviction to a fine of $1 million and to imprisonment for 1 year; and
(v) in any case where the offence is of a continuing nature, the court or magistrate may impose a fine of $10,000 for each day on which he is satisfied the offence continued.
8. The Permit Holder may appeal against any condition of this Permit under Section 17 of the EIAO within 30 days of receipt of this Permit.
9. The Notes are for general reference only and that the Permit Holder should refer to the EIAO for details and seek independent legal advice.
Environmental Permit No. EP-307/2008
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