Project Title : West New Territories (WENT) Landfill Extensions
Reference of the Approved EIA Report in the Register : AEIAR-147/2009
Conditions of Approval under Section 8(3) of the EAI Ordinance (the Ordinance)
The EIA report as exhibited under Section 7(1) of the Ordinance is approved by the Director of
Environmental Protection with the following conditions:
(a) Prior to the commencement of construction of the project, the project proponent should submit a habitat creation, transplantation and management plan to the Director of Environmental Protection (DEP) for approval in consultation with the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. The plan should at least include (i) increasing the number and size of the compensatory freshwater ponds to at least 8 ha and advancing the timing of establishing the ponds to no later than the first year of the commencement of construction of the project, and (ii) the transplantation of Pitcher Plant (Nepenthes mirabilis), Bamboo Orchid (Arundina graminifolia), Incense Tree (Aquilaria sinensis) and other plants of conservation interest which would be affected by the project.
(b) Before the commencement of construction of the project, the project proponent should put in place a contingency plan for any possible exceedances of the action and limit levels of odour impact as stipulated in the Environmental Monitoring and Audit (EM&A) Manual. The contingency plan should include actions of relevant parties and mitigation measures to be taken such as reducing the number of tipping areas, moving tipping areas further away from concerned sensitive receivers and increasing the thickness of covering soil
(c) The project proponent should, in consultation with the DEP, double the frequency of monitoring of Total Suspended Particulates (TSP) level as stipulated in the EM&A Manual. Extra mitigation measures, including stoppage of works if necessary, should be implemented when exceedances of TSP levels occur so as to mitigate any upsurge of TSP levels.
(d) To enhance transparency and communication with the public, the project proponent should set up a Community Liaison Group involving relevant stakeholders and should take a proactive approach to disseminate information to the local community, promote community cooperation and participation and implement suitable local environmental enhancement works. All relevant information of the project, including the detailed design, the progress of construction and operation and environmental monitoring and audit results, should be provided to the Community Liaison Group. The project proponent should make the minutes of the Community Liaison Group meetings and all papers and documents available to the public.