TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 Introduction.. 1-1

1.1 Background. 1-1

1.2 Nature of Designated Project 1-1

1.3 Objective of EIA Study. 1-1

1.4 Structure of the EIA Report 1-3

2 project Descriptions. 2-1

2.1 The Need of the Project 2-1

2.2 Scope of Work. 2-1

2.3 Concurrent Projects. 2-2

2.4 Project Programme. 2-2

2.5 Study Area. 2-3

3 Consideration of Alternatives. 3-1

3.1 Scenario with and without the Project 3-1

3.2 Consideration of Alternative Development Options. 3-1

3.3 Alternative Construction Methods and Sequences of Works. 3-4

3.4 Selection of Preferred Scenario. 3-6

4 Air Quality Impact.. 4-1

4.1 Environmental Legislation, Plans, Standards, and Guidelines. 4-1

4.2 Description of the Environment and Future Trends. 4-2

4.3 Study Area and Air Sensitive Receivers. 4-4

4.4 Identification of Environmental Impacts (Construction Phase) 4-7

4.5 Assessment Methodology (Construction Phase) 4-7

4.6 Prediction and Evaluation of Environmental Impacts (Construction Phase) 4-12

4.7 Recommended Mitigation Measures (Construction Phase) 4-12

4.8 Evaluation of Residual Environmental Impacts (Construction Phase) 4-13

4.9 Identification of Environmental Impacts (Operational Phase) 4-14

4.10 Evaluation of Residual Environmental Impacts (Operational Phase) 4-15

4.11 EM&A Requirements. 4-15

4.12 Conclusion. 4-15

5 Noise Impact.. 5-1

5.1 Introduction. 5-1

5.2 Description of the Environment 5-1

5.3 Construction Programme. 5-1

5.4 Noise Sensitive Receivers. 5-1

5.5 Potential Sources of Impact 5-2

5.6 Environmental Legislation, Standards and Guidelines. 5-3

5.7 Identification of Environmental Impacts. 5-3

5.8 Assessment Methodologies. 5-4

5.9 Prediction and Evaluation of Environmental Impacts. 5-5

5.10 Recommended Mitigation Measures. 5-7

5.11 Evaluation of Residual Environmental Impacts. 5-7

5.12 EM&A Requirements. 5-8

5.13 Conclusion. 5-8

6 Water Quality Impact

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Environmental Legislation, Plans, Standards and Guidelines

6.3 Water Sensitive Receivers

6.4 Description of the Environment

6.5 Assessment Methodologies

6.6 Identification of Environmental Impacts

6.7 Evaluation of Environmental Impacts

6.8 Cumulative Impacts from Concurrent Project

6.9 Mitigation of Adverse Environmental Impacts

6.10 Evaluation of Residual Environmental Impacts

6.11 EM&A Requirements

6.12 Conclusions

7 Sewerage and Sewage Treatment implication

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Description of the Environment

7.3 Design Guidelines and Standards

7.4 Design Assumption and Parameters

7.5 Sewage Estimation and Assessment Methodology

7.6 Conclusion

8 Waste Management Implication

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Environmental Legislation, Plans, Standards and Guidelines

8.3 Assessment Methodologies

8.4 Identification of Potential Environmental Impacts

8.5 Prediction & Evaluation of Environmental Impacts. 8-3

8.6 Mitigation of Adverse Environmental Impacts. 8-6

8.7 Evaluation of Residual Environmental Impacts. 8-10

8.8 EM&A Requirements. 8-10

8.9 Conclusions. 8-10

9 LANDSCAPE AND VISUAL IMPACTS. 9-1

9.1 Introduction. 9-1

9.2 Environmental Legislation, Standards and Guidelines. 9-1

9.3 Assessment Methodology. 9-2

9.4 Review of Planning and Development Control Framework. 9-7

9.5 Baseline Study. 9-7

9.6 Landscape Impact Assessment 9-8

9.7 Visual Impact Assessment 9-14

9.8 Landscape and Visual Mitigation Measures. 9-19

9.9 Residual Impacts. 9-20

10 IMPLEMENTATION SCHEDULE OF MITIGATION MEASURES. 10-1

11 Conclusions. 11-1

 

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List of figures

Figure 2.1 Site Location Plan

Figure 2.2 General Arrangement of Cavern for Quarry Exhibition Area/Resource Centre

Figure 3.1 Alternative Locations of Cavern

Figure 4.1 Locations of Representative Air Sensitive Receivers (Construction Phase)

Figure 4.2 Contours of Cumulative Maximum 1-hour Average TSP Concentration in g/m3 at 1.5m above ground (Unmitigated)

Figure 4.3 Contours of Cumulative Highest 10th 24-hour Average RSP Concentration in g/m3 at 1.5m above ground (Unmitigated)

Figure 4.4 Contours of Cumulative Highest 10th 24-hour Average FSP Concentration in g/m3 at 1.5m above ground (Unmitigated)

Figure 4.5 Contours of Cumulative Annual Average RSP Concentration in g/m3 at 1.5m above ground (Unmitigated)

Figure 4.6 Contours of Cumulative Annual Average FSP Concentration in g/m3 at 1.5m above ground (Unmitigated)

Figure 4.7 Contours of Cumulative Maximum 1-hour Average TSP Concentration in g/m3 at 1.5m above ground (Mitigated)

Figure 4.8 Contours of Cumulative Highest 10th 24-hour Average RSP Concentration in g/m3 at 1.5m above ground (Mitigated)

Figure 4.9 Contours of Cumulative Highest 10th 24-hour Average FSP Concentration in g/m3 at 1.5m above ground (Mitigated)

Figure 4.10 Contours of Cumulative Annual Average RSP Concentration in g/m3 at 1.5m above ground (Mitigated)

Figure 4.11 Contours of Cumulative Annual Average FSP Concentration in g/m3 at 1.5m above ground (Mitigated)

Figure 4.12 Locations of Assessment Point in Apporved Schedule 3 EIA Report for ARQ Near The Rock Cavern

Figure 5.1 Location of Representative Noise Sensitive Receivers

Figure 6.1 Locations of Inland Water Bodies Near The Project Site

Figure 9.1 Landscape Impact Study Boundary (Rock Cavern Development)

Figure 9.2 Landscape Resources Plan

Figure 9.3 Photo of Landscape Resources

Figure 9.4 Landscape Character Areas Plan

Figure 9.5 Photo of Landscape Character Area

Figure 9.6 Visual Envelope of Visual Impact

Figure 9.7 Key Visual Sensitive Receivers (VSR)

Figure 9.7-1 Locations of Potential Visual Sensitive Receivers (VSR)

Figure 9.7-2 Cross-sectional Drawings from VSR to Proposed Site of Rock Cavern Development

Figure 9.7-3 Illustrative View from Shun Tin Estate

Figure 9.8 Photo of Key Visual Sensitive Receivers

Figure 9.9 Photomontage of VSR1

Figure 9.10 Photomontage of VSR2

Figure 9.11 Photomontage of VSR3

Figure 9.12 Photomontage of VSR4

Figure 9.13 Landscape and Visual Mitigation Plan

 

 

list of Appendices

Appendix 2.1 Tentative Construction Programme for the Quarry Exhibition Cavern

Appendix 4.1 Active Works Area and TSP Emission Burden Calculation

Appendix 4.2 Details of Construction Dust Impact Assessment

Appendix 4.3 Construction Dust Impact Assessment Results Total Suspended Particulates

Appendix 4.4 Construction Dust Impact Assessment Results Respirable Suspended Particulates

Appendix 4.5 Construction Dust Impact Assessment Results Fine Suspended Particulates

Appendix 4.6 Calucation of Dust Suppresion Efficiency from Watering

Appendix 4.7 Alignment of the Local Distributor within ARQ

Appendix 4.8 Year 2026 Contour Plots Extracted from the Approved EIA Report for Development of Anderson Road Quarry (Register No.: AEIAR-183/2014)

Appendix 5.1 Photos of Existing Noise Sensitive Receivers

Appendix 5.2 Details of Construction Noise Assessment

Appendix 5.3 Fixed Plant Noise Assessment

Appendix 9.1 Tree Survey General Layout Plan