Environmental Permit No. FEP-01/040/2003
IMPACT ASSESSMENT ORDINANCE
(第 499章 )
第 10及第 12條
FURTHER ENVIRONMENTAL PERMIT TO OPERATE A DESIGNATED PROJECT
Pursuant to Sections 10 and 12 of the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance (the Ordinance), the Director of Environmental Protection (the Director) grants this Further Environmental Permit to Drainage Services Department (hereinafter referred to as the "Permit Holder") to operate the designated project described in Part B of this permit subject to the conditions specified in Part C of this Permit.
The issue of this Further Environmental Permit is based on the documents, approvals and applications described below:-
Document in the Register :
Feasibility Study for Infrastructural Works for the Proposed Development at
Telegraph Bay (Register No. AEIAR - 009/1999)[This Study is hereinafter
referred to as "EIA Report 009"]
(Elvis W.K. AU)
Operation of sewage treatment works and
sewage submarine outfall within Cyberport Development at Telegraph Bay [ This
designated project is hereinafter referred to as "the Project"]
Operation of sewage treatment works and
sewage submarine outfall.
Scope of Designated Project
Operation of a sewage treatment works and a 300m long sewage submarine outfall.
1. General Conditions
1.1 The Permit Holder shall ensure full compliance with all conditions of this Environmental Permit. Any non-compliance may constitute a contravention of the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance (Cap.499) and shall be definite ground for enforcement action or Permit cancellation where applicable.
1.2 This Permit shall not remove the responsibility of the Permit Holder to comply with any legislation currently in force such as the Noise Control Ordinance (Cap.400), Air Pollution Control Ordinance (Cap.311), Water Pollution Control Ordinance (Cap.358), Dumping at Sea Ordinance (Cap.466), the Waste Disposal Ordinance (Cap.354), and others.
1.3 The Permit Holder shall make copies of this Permit as well as EIA Report 009 (Register No. AEIAR-009/1999) and EM&A Manual 032 (Register No. EP-032/1999) available at all times for inspection by the Director at all the sites covered by this Permit.
1.4 The Permit Holder shall give a copy of this Permit to the person(s) in charge of the site(s).
1.5 The Permit Holder shall display a copy of this Permit at a convenient location for public information at all times. The Permit Holder shall ensure that the most updated information about the Environmental Permit, including any amended Permit, is displayed at such location. If the Permit Holder surrenders a part or the whole of the Permit, the notice he sends to the Director of Environmental Protection shall also be displayed at the same location as the original Permit.
1.6 The Permit Holder shall operate the Project in accordance with the project descriptions in Part B of this Permit.
1.7 The Permit Holder shall ensure that the Project is operated in accordance with the information and recommendations contained in EIA Report 009 (Register No. AEIAR-009/1999).
1.8 All deposited submissions, as required under this Permit, shall be rectified in accordance with the comments, if any, made by the Director, within 1 month of the receipt of the Director's comments or otherwise as specified by the Director.
1.9 The Permit Holder shall release all finalized submissions, as required under this Permit, to the public, if requested by the Director, by depositing copies in the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance Register Office or any other places or by any other means as specified by the Director for public inspection. For this purpose, the Permit Holder shall provide sufficient copies of submissions.
2. Measures before assuming operation responsibility for the Project
2.1 An Environmental Team (ET), headed by a team leader with over 7 years' of experience in environmental monitoring and auditing (EM&A) or environmental management, shall be established before the Permit holder assumes operation responsibility for the Project. The ET leader shall be responsible for the implementation of the EM&A programme in accordance with the EM&A requirements as contained in the EM&A Manual 032.
2.2 The Permit Holder shall employ an Independent Environmental Checker (IEC) with over 7 years' experience in EM&A or environmental management before assuming operation responsibility for the Project. The IEC shall audit the overall EM&A programme including the implementation of all environmental mitigation measures, submissions relating to EM&A, and any other submissions required under this Permit.
3. Submissions or Measures during Operation
3.1 The Sewage Treatment Works design submission, as verified by the IEC and approved by the Engineer as conforming to the information and recommendations contained in the EIA report 009, has been deposited with the Director. All measures recommended in this design submission, including deodorization units and Sewage Submarine Outfall have been fully implemented. Any subsequent changes to the submissions and measures shall be verified by the IEC and approved by the Permit Holder and be deposited with the Director at least 1 month before implementation.
3.2 A Sewage Treatment Works (STW), constructed and commissioned to operate before end 2002, shall include preliminary treatment (i.e. consisting of coarse and fine screens and a detritor for the removal of grit), chemically enhanced primary treatment, disinfection process and a 300m long submarine sewage outfall; and be capable of handling sewage generated from the proposed Cyberport development together with that from Baguio Villa, Kong Sin Wan Village and any other developments within the Telegraph Bay sewerage catchment. Any subsequent changes to the measures shall be verified by the IEC and approved by the Permit Holder and be deposited with the Director at least 1 month before implementation.
4. Environmental Monitoring and Auditing Requirements
4.1 The EM&A programme as set out in EM&A Manual 032 shall be implemented. Any changes to the programme shall be justified by the IEC and be approved by the Permit Holder as conforming to the requirements set out in the above manual before submission to the Director for approval.
4.2 Samples and measurements for water quality monitoring shall be taken in accordance with the requirements of EM&A Manual 032 by :
(a)conducting baseline water quality monitoring at specified locations and frequencies;
(b)conducting impact monitoring on water quality at specified locations and frequencies;
(c)carrying out remedial actions, in cases where specified criteria in the above mentioned manual are exceeded, in accordance with the Event and Action Plan as set out in the manual; and
(d)logging and keeping detailed records of (a) and (b) above, within 3 working days after collection of data or completion of remedial action, for the preparation and submission of the EM&A Reports and to make available the information for inspection on site.
4.3 5 copies of Baseline Monitoring Report, verified by the IEC, have been submitted to the Director. Additional copies of the Baseline Monitoring Report may be required by the Director.
4.4 5 copies of monthly EM&A Report(s), verified by the IEC, shall be submitted to the Director, within 10 working days after the last day of each reporting month, or by other means as specified by the Director. Additional copies of the monthly EM&A Report(s) may be required in a form and means specified by the Director.
4.5 5 copies of Quarterly EM&A Report(s), verified by the IEC, shall be submitted to the Director, within 10 working days after the last day of each reporting quarter, or by other means as specified by the Director. Additional copies of the Quarterly EM&A Report may be required by the Director.
4.6 5 copies of Final EM&A Report, verified by the IEC, shall be submitted to the Director within 20 working days after the cessation of the EM&A programme for the Sewage Submarine Outfall.
4.7 The submitted reports, as required in this Part of the Permit, shall be rectified in accordance with the comments made by the Director, within one month of receipt of the Director's comments, or otherwise specified by the Director.
4.8 The actions described in the Event and Action Plans of EM&A Manual 032 shall be carried out, in accordance with the time frame as set out in the Event and Action Plans, or as agreed by the Director.
4.9 All measures described in the EM&A Manual 032, and all monthly EM&A report(s) shall be implemented.
2. The Permit Holder may apply under section 13 of the Ordinance to the Director for a variation of the conditions of this Environmental Permit. The Permit Holder shall display the new version of the Permit on the site.
3. A person who assumes the responsibility for the whole or a part of the designated project may, before he assumes responsibility of the designated project, apply under section 12 of the Ordinance to the Director for a further Environmental Permit. The Permit Holder shall display the new version of the Permit on the site.
4. Under section 14 of the Ordinance, the Director with the consent of the Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works, may suspend, vary or cancel this Permit. The Permit shall then be removed from display on the site.
5. If this Permit is cancelled or surrendered during operation of the Project, another Environmental Permit must be obtained under the Ordinance before the operation of the Project could be continued. It is an offence under section 26(1) of the Ordinance to operate a designated project without a valid Environmental Permit.
6. All submissions as required under this Permit shall be deposited in the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance Register office on the 27/F of Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.
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