Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance (Cap. 499), Section 5 (7)
Environmental Impact Assessment Study Brief No. ESB-113/2004
Project Title : West Island Line and South Island Line
(hereinafter known as the "Project")
Name of Applicant :Mass Transit Railway Corporation Limited
(hereinafter known as the "Applicant")
1.1 An application (No. ESB-113/2004) for an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study brief under section 5(1) of the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance (EIAO) was submitted by the Applicant on 31 March 2004 with a project profile (No. PP-210/2004) (the Project Profile).
1.2 The proposed Project is to construct and operate a new rail based transport system to serve the west and the south of Hong Kong Island. The indicative routes of the system is shown in Figure 1 of the Project Profile and is reproduced in Appendix A in this study brief. The development and operation of the Project will comprise the following:
(a) Approximately 16 kilometres of railway from Sheung Wan via Kennedy Town to Aberdeen and Wong Chuk Hang, and from Ap Lei Chau, passing Wong Chuk Hang (the lowland area of Ocean Park) to Admiralty directly or through Happy Valley and Wan Chai;
(b) Construction of tunnels and stations by open shield and compressed air tunnelling, drill-and-blasting, cut-and-cover and/or New Austrian Tunnelling Method;
(c) Construction of above ground stations/ viaduct at Cyberport and between Ap Lei Chau and the tunnel portal at the north of Ocean Park;
(d) Construction of a bridge across the Aberdeen Channel;
(e) Construction of a depot at Wong Chuk Hang; and
(f) Operation of the railway system and the depot.
1.3 Pursuant to section 5(7)(a) of the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance, the Director of Environmental Protection (the Director) issues this Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study brief to the Applicant to carry out an EIA study.
1.4 The purpose of this EIA study is to provide information on the nature and extent of environmental impacts arising from the construction and operation of the Projects and related activities that take place concurrently. This information will contribute to decisions by the Director on:
(i)the overall acceptability of any adverse environmental consequences that are likely to arise as a result of the Project;
(ii)the conditions and requirements for the detailed design, construction and operation of the Project to mitigate against adverse environmental consequences wherever practicable; and
(iii) the acceptability of residual impacts after the proposed mitigation measures are implemented.
2. OBJECTIVES OF THE EIA STUDY
2.1 The objectives of the EIA study are as follows :
(i)to describe the Project, associated works, and any phasing of development together with the requirements and environmental benefits for carrying out the Project;
(ii) to identify and describe the elements of the community and environment likely to be affected by the Project and/or likely to cause adverse impacts to the Project, including both the natural and man-made environment and the associated environmental constraints;
(iii) to describe the constraints leading to and considerations given in selecting the proposed alignment, station locations, options of having sections of the railway underground or above ground, locations and size of work sites, capacity of the train system; to provide reasons for selecting the preferred option(s) for the above; and to describe the part environmental factors played in the whole selection process to include environmental benefit(s) and dis-benefits(s);
(iv) to identify and quantify emission sources and determine the significance of impacts on sensitive receivers and potential affected uses;
(v) to identify and quantify waste management requirements and land contamination prevention requirements, and to propose measures to mitigate or prevent impacts;
(vi) to identify and quantify any potential losses or damage to flora, fauna and natural habitats;
(vii) to identify any negative impacts on sites of cultural heritage and to propose measures to mitigate these impacts;
(viii) to identify and quantify any potential landscape and visual impacts and to propose measures to mitigate these impacts;
(ix) to propose the provision of mitigation measures so as to minimize pollution, environmental disturbance and nuisance during construction and operation of the Project;
(x) to investigate the feasibility, practicability, effectiveness and implications of the proposed mitigation measures;
(xi) to identify, predict and evaluate the residual environmental impacts (i.e. after practicable mitigation) and the cumulative effects expected to arise during the construction and operation phases of the Project in relation to the sensitive receivers and potential affected uses;
(xii) to identify, assess and specify methods, measures and standards, to be included in the detailed design, construction and operation of the Project which are necessary to mitigate these environmental impacts and cumulative effects and reduce them to acceptable levels;
(xiii) to investigate the extent of the secondary environmental impacts that may arise from the proposed mitigation measures and to identify constraints associated with the mitigation measures recommended in the EIA study, as well as the provision of any necessary modification; and
(xiv) to design and specify the environmental monitoring and audit requirements to ensure the effective implementation of the recommended environmental protection and pollution control measures.
3. DETAILED REQUIREMENTS OF THE EIA STUDY
3.1 The purpose of this study brief is to scope the key issues of the EIA study and to specify the environmental issues that are required to be reviewed and assessed in the EIA report. The Applicant has to demonstrate in the EIA report that the criteria in the relevant sections of the Technical Memorandum on the Environmental Impact Assessment Process of the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance (hereinafter referred to as “the TM”) are fully complied with.
3.2 The scope of this EIA study shall cover the Project proposed in the Project Profile and the works and facilities mentioned in Section 1.2 above. The EIA study shall address the likely key issues described below, together with any other key issues identified during the course of the EIA study and the cumulative environmental impacts of the Project, through interaction or in combination with other existing, committed, planned and known potential developments in the vicinity of the Project, including, but not limited to, the proposed Optimized Shatin to Central Link (SCL) Conforming Scheme - North South Railway Corridor (Mong Kok to Central South), Harbour Area Treatment Scheme (HATS), and the Drainage Improvement in Northern Hong Kong Island Project:
(i) the potential noise impacts on nearby sensitive receivers during construction and operation of the Project, including a review of other similarMTRC projects, such as, but not limited to, Airport Railway/ Tung Chung Line, Tseung Kwan O Extenion, Quarry Bay Congestion Relief Work, and incorporation of any lessons learned into this Project;
(ii) the potential landscape and visual impacts on existing and planned sensitive receivers, including country parks, due to the construction and operation of the Project, including, but not limited to, railway viaducts, bridge across the Aberdeen Channel, and ventilation shafts;
(iii) the potential impacts on sites of cultural heritage likely to be affected by the construction works of the Project, including, but not limited to, declared monuments along the railway corridor and the site of archaeological potential at Kong Sin Wan Tsuen;
(iv) the potential ecological impacts arising from the construction and operation of the Project, including loss of habitats and disturbance to wildlife; in particular, impacts on recognized sites of conservation importance e.g. Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) at Nam Fung Road, and country parks, and other ecological sensitive areas e.g. natural woodlands and stream courses.
(v) the potentialimpacts of various types of wastes, including any contaminatedsoil, to be generated from the construction and operation of the Project, in particular excavated materials from constructing tunnel sections of the railway, any dredged materials when constructing the bridge across Aberdeen Channel, potential contamination from the existing petrol station at the junction of Aberdeen Road and Tung Sing Road and, any other construction waste and chemical waste to be generated from the construction and operation of the Project;
(vi) the potential water quality impacts arising from the construction and operation of the Project, including the impact to the Wong Chuk Hang Nullah, Aberbeen Channel (Typhoon Shelter), and underground water table due the construction and operation of the project;
(vii) the potential hazard to life during the construction and operation of the project; and
(viii) the potential air quality impacts during the construction stage of the Project.
3.3 Consideration of Alternative Alignment Options and Construction Methods
3.3.1 The Background information of the Project
The Application shall provide information on the background for the construction and operation of this Project. The Applicant shall explain clearly the purpose and objectives of the Project, and shall include a description of the potential environmental benefits of the Project.
3.3.2 Consideration of Different Alternative Alignment(s), Station(s) and Depot Option(s) and Train System
In addition to the proposed alignment, station(s) and depot option(s) and train system mentioned in the Project Profile and Section 1.2 above, the Applicant shall consider various option(s) for the Project to avoid adverse environmental impacts to the maximum practical extent, taking on board the relevant findings of those option(s) already addressed in previous studies. Alternative design of the train system shall also be reviewed. A comparison of the environmental benefits and dis-benefits of feasible alternative alignment, station(s) and depot option(s) and alternative trains system shall be made to support the selection of the preferred option(s) to avoid adverse environmental impactsto the maximum practicable extent. Operational considerations or other constraints affecting the selection of the preferred option(s) shall also be stated. In particular, the need for any above ground viaduct and at grade section(s) shall be clearly justified in view of their potential nuisance, disturbance and visual impact to nearby residents and the potential impact on Nam Fung Road Site of Special Scientific Interest. The considerations given in locating the depot at the Wong Chuk Hang Estate shall be stated. The potential environmental impacts and feasibility of building tunnels directly under the Lei Tung Estate and other built-up areas in Aberdeen shall be addressed. In addition, consideration shall be given to the LPG Transit Depot/ Bulk Domestic Supply at Lee Nam Road in Ap Lei Chau to minimize the potential hazard impacts to the Project. The considerations given in the design and location of ventilation shafts shall also be provided to justify the preferred options.
3.3.3 Consideration of Alternative Construction Methods, Sequences of Works, Work Site Requirements and Locations
Taking into consideration of the cumulative effects of the construction period and the severity of the construction impacts to the affected sensitive receivers, the EIA study shall explore alternative construction methods (including those indicated in the Project Profile and other possible methods to be investigated during the course of the EIA study) and sequences of works, work site requirements and work site locations for the Project, with a view to avoiding prolonged adverse environmental impacts. A comparison of the environmental benefits and dis-benefits of applying different construction methods and sequence of works shall be made.
3.3.4 Selection of Preferred Option
Taking into consideration of the findings above, the Applicant shall justify the selection of the preferred option that will avoid or minimize adverse environmental effects arising from the Project; and shall adequately describe the part that environmental factors played in arriving at the final selection. The Applicant shall describe in details the construction programme, work site requirement, work site locations, construction method for various above ground and underground sections of the railway and stations, and alignment and train system to be adopted.
3.4 Technical Requirements
The Applicant shall conduct the EIA study to address all environmental aspects as described above. The EIA study shall include the following technical requirements on specific impacts. The Applicant shall include in the EIA report details of the construction programme.
3.4.1 Noise Impact
220.127.116.11 The Applicant shall follow the criteria and guidelines for evaluating and assessing both the construction and operational noise impactsarising from the Project as stated in Annexes 5 and 13 of the TM, respectively. In response to Section 4.4.2(h) of the TM, the Applicant shall review and consider any lessons learnt from other similar projects for incorporation in the current proposal to minimise potential noise impacts.
18.104.22.168 The study area shall include all areas within a distance of 300m from the Project boundary and of all work sites proposed under the Project. The study area may be reduced accordingly if the first layer of noise sensitive receivers (NSRs), closer than 300m from the outer project limit, provides acoustic shielding to those receivers located further away. In this case, the study area shallbe agreed with the Director. Subject to the agreement of the Director, the assessment area shall be expanded to include NSRs at greater distance which would be affected by the construction and operation of the project.
22.214.171.124 Provision of Background Information and Existing Noise Levels:
(i) The Applicant shall provide all background information relevant to the Project, including relevant previous or current studies. Unless required for determining the planning standards, such as those for planning of fixed noise sources, no existing noise levels are required except as set out below.
(ii) For ground-borne noise impact, the background information and existing noise levels shall be measured and described in a way sufficient for identification and prediction of noise impacts, and for formulation of noise criteria. Where necessary, baseline noise surveys shall be carried out to determine the existing noise conditions inside NSRs likely to be affected during the construction and operation of the Project. The type and duration of baseline surveys shall define the existing conditions by collecting/ including adequate information to take full account of natural variations. Where appropriate, results from relevant past studies should be used.
126.96.36.199 Identification of Noise Sensitive Receivers
(i) The Applicant shall refer to Annex 13 of the TM when identifying the NSRs. The NSRs shall include all existing NSRs and all planned/committed noise sensitive developments and uses earmarked on the relevant Outline Zoning Plans, Outline Development Plans and Layout Plans. For planned noise sensitive land uses without committed site layouts for operational noise assessment purpose, based on the relevant planning parameters.
(ii) The Applicant shall select assessment points to represent all identified NSRs for carrying out quantitative noise assessment as described below. The assessment points shall be agreed with the Director prior to the quantitative noise assessment. A map shall be given showing the location of each and every selected assessment points.
188.8.131.52 An inventory of noise sources including representative construction equipment assumed for assessing construction noise associated with, for example tunneling and other construction works, and plant/ equipment/ railway/ rolling stock for operation noise assessment shall be provided. The inventory shall assume appropriate railway traffic data for the purpose of assessment.
184.108.40.206 Construction Noise Assessment:
(i) Based on best information, the assessment shall cover the cumulative noise impacts due to the construction works of the Project and other projects in the vicinity, such as but not limited to, the proposed Optimized Shatin to Central Link (SCL) Conforming Scheme - North South Railway Corridor (Mong Kok to Central South), Harbour Area Treatment Scheme (HATS), and the Drainage Improvement in Northern Hong Kong Island Project.
(ii) The Applicant shall carry out assessment of noise impact from construction (excluding percussive piling) of the Project during day time, i.e. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., on weekdays other than general holidays in accordance with the methodology stipulated in paragraphs 5.3. and 5.4 of Annex 13 of the TM. The criteria in Table 1B of Annex 5 of the TM shall be adopted in the assessment.
(iii) For ground-borne noise impacts, the criteria and assessment methodology shall be agreed with the Director (with reference to Section 4.4.2(c) of the TM. Site measurements at appropriate locations may be required in order to obtain the empirical input parameters required in the ground-borne noise model.
(iv) To minimize the construction noise impact, alternative construction methods to replace percussive piling and blasting shall be proposed as far as practicable. In case blasting cannot be avoided, it should be carried out, as far as practicable, outside the sensitive hours (7pm to 7am on Monday to Saturday and any time on a general holiday, including Sunday). For blasting that must be carried out during the above-mentioned sensitive hours, the noise impact associated with the removal of debris and rocks should be fully assessed and adequate mitigation measures should be recommended to reduce the noise impact as appropriate. Also, a mechanism should be recommended in the EIA Report such that the blasting schedule should be submitted to the concerned authority for approval prior for its implementation.
(v) For tunneling, noise impact (including air-borne noise and ground-borne noise) associated with the operation of powered mechanical equipment, in particular, tunnel boring machines or equivalent, shall be assessed. If the equipments, such as a tunnel boring machine, is used and it is likely that NSRs in the vicinity will be affected by the resultant ground-borne noise, the methodology/ model for assessing ground-borne noise shall be agreed with the Director prior to obtaining the empirical parameters required in the ground-borne noise model. Cumulative impacts with other projects shall be covered if appropriate.
(vi) If the unmitigated construction noise levels are found to exceed the relevant criteria, the Applicant shall propose practicable direct mitigation measures (including but not limited to movable barriers, enclosures, quieter alternative methods, re-scheduling and restricting hours of operation of noisy tasks), particularly at open-cut areas and tunnel portal, to minimize the impact. If the mitigated noise levels still exceed the relevant criteria, the duration of the noise exceedance shall be given.
(vii) The Applicant shall formulate a reasonable construction programme as far as practicable such that no work wil be required in the restricted hours as defined under the Noise Control Ordinance (NCO). In case the Applicant needs to evaluate whether construction works during restricted hours as defined under the NCO are feasible or not in the context of programming construction works, reference should be made to the relevant technical memoranda issued under the NCO. Regardless of the results of construction noise impact assessment for restricted hours, the Noise Control Authority will process Construction Noise Permit (CNP) application, if necessary, based on the NCO, the relevant technical memoranda issued under the NCO, and the contemporary condition/situations of adjoining land uses and any previous complaints against construction activities at the site before making his decision in granting a CNP. This should be explicitly stated in the noise chapter and the conclusions and recommendations chapter in the EIA report.
220.127.116.11 Operational Noise Assessment:
(i) The Applicant shall assess the impacts during the operational phase of the proposed railway and the associated facilities, including worst case scenario, normal, abnormal, transient and emergency operations, if applicable, with respect to the acceptable levels contained in Table 1A in Annex 5 in the TM. The assessment methodology including the railway/train design noise level shall be agreed with the Director prior to the commencement of the assessment.
(ii) For ground-borne noise impact, the criteria and assessment methodology shall be agreed with special reference to Section 4.4.2(c) of the TM. The assessment shall also cover the cumulative ground borne noise impact due to the Project and the railways in the vicinity (such as the existing Mass Transit Railway, Shatin and Central Link and the North Island Line, if appropriate). Site measurement at appropriate locations may be required in order to obtain the empirical input parameters required in the ground-borne noise model.
(iii) In assessing the noise level, the Applicant shall allow for a deterioration in rail and rolling stock condition from brand new to an operating level and shall address the worst case scenario, taking into account any other planned noise sources. Noise contours for the maximum Leq(30min), Leq(24hr), and LAmax during the day and at night shall be presented on plans of suitable scales showing the identified NSRs at various representative floor levels (in mPD). Quantitative assessment at the identified NSRs for different alignment of the rail shall be compared against the relevant criteria or limits. The potential noise impact of each proposed alignment on the existing and planned NSRs shall be quantified by estimating the total number of dwellings and/or classrooms and other sensitive elements that will be exposed to levels above the relevant planning criteria and statutory limits.
(iv) The Applicant shall make recommendations for noise amelioration/direct technical remedies for any existing or planned NSR which would be subject to predicted cumulative noise level in excess of the relevant planning criteria or statutory limits in the appropriate design year. A manual detailing the schedule of maintaining /capping the wheel/rail noise to suit the design specification shall be provided.
(v) In case where a number of the NSRs cannot be protected by the recommended noise amelioration/direction technical remedies, the Applicant shall consider alternatives to reduce the impact.
18.104.22.168 If the Project includes any fixed noise sources, such as ventilation systems, the following assessment shall be followed:
(i) Assessment of Fixed Source Noise Levels – The Applicant shall calculate the expected noise using standard acoustics principles. Calculations for the expected noise shall be based on the assumed plant inventories and utilization schedule for the worst case scenario. The Applicant shall calculate the noise levels taking into account the correction of tonality, impulsiveness and intermittency in accordance with the Technical Memorandum for the Assessment of Noise from Places other than Domestic Premises, Public Places or Construction Sites. The cumulative impacts due to the fixed noises sources proposed for the Project (such as the ventilation shafts) and other existing and planned noise sources shall also be assessed.
(ii) Presentation of Noise Levels – The Application shall present the existing and future noise levels in Leq(30min) at the NSRs at various representative floor levels (mPD) on tables and plans of suitable scale. A quantitative assessment at the NSRs for the proposed fixed noise sources shall be carried out and compared against the criteria set out in Table 1A of Annex 5 of the TM.
(iii) Proposal for Noise Mitigation Measures – To protect the affected NSRs, the Applicant shall propose direct technical remedies within the project limits in all situations where the predicted noise levels exceed the criteria set out in Table 1A of Annex 5 of the TM.
22.214.171.124 The Applicant shall identify, assess and propose means to minimize any side effects of mitigation measures and to resolve any potential constraints due to the inclusion of the recommended direct technical remedies.
126.96.36.199 Evaluation of Constraints on Planned Noise Sensitive Developments/Land Uses:
(i) For planned noise sensitive uses which will still be affected even with all practicable direct technical remedies in place, the Applicant shall propose, evaluate and confirm the practicality of additional measures within the planed noise sensitive uses boundary and shall make recommendations on how these noise sensitive uses should be designed for the information of relevant parties.
(ii) The Applicant shall take into account the agreed environmental requirements/constraints identified by the study to assess the development potential of the concerned sites, and shall make such information known to the relevant parties.
3.4.2 Landscape and Visual Impact
188.8.131.52 The Applicant shall follow the criteria and guidelines as stated in Annexes 10 and 18 of the Technical Memorandum and the Guidance Notes EIAO No. 8/2002 on the preparation of Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment under the EIAO. Landscape and visual impacts during both construction and operation phases within the Study Area shall be assessed.
184.108.40.206 The assessment area for landscape impact assessment shall include all areas within a 100m distance from the works limit of the Project while the assessment area for the visual impact assessment shall be defined by the visual envelope of the Project. It shall include, but not limited to, all above ground structures, such as stations, railway viaducts, bridge, tunnel portal, depot, and ventilation shafts.
220.127.116.11 The Applicant shall review relevant outline development plan(s), outline zoning plan(s), layout plan(s) or planning briefs and studies which may identify areas of high landscape value and recommend green belt and areas with sensitive landscape designations. The aim is to gain an insight to the future outlook of the area affected so as to assess whether the Project can fit into the surrounding setting. Any conflict with statutory town plan(s) shall be highlighted and appropriate follow-up action shall be recommended.
18.104.22.168 The Applicant shall describe, appraise, analyze and evaluate the existing landscape resources and character of the assessment area. A system shall be derived for judging landscape and visual impact significance as required under the TM. The sensitivity of the landscape framework and its ability to accommodate change shall be particularly focused on. The Applicant shall identify the degree of compatibility of the Project with the existing and planned landscape setting. The landscape impact assessment shall quantify the potential landscape impact as far as possible so as to illustrate the significance of such impacts arising from the proposed development. Clear mapping of the landscape impact is required. A tree survey shall be carried out and the impacts on existing mature trees, protected tree species, trees of good amenity value and woodland shall be addressed.
22.214.171.124 The Applicant shall assess the visual impacts of the proposed Project. Clear illustration including mapping of visual impact is required. The assessment shall include the following:
(i) Identification and plotting of visual envelope of the proposed Project within the assessment area.
(ii) Identification of the key groups of sensitive receivers within the visual envelope with regard to views from both ground level and elevated vantage points. Sensitive receivers may involve visitors and users of country parks.
(iii) Description of the visual compatibility of the proposed Project with the surrounding.
(iv) The severity of visual impacts in terms of distance, nature and number of sensitive receivers shall be identified. The visual impacts of the proposed Project with and without mitigation measures shall be included so as to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed mitigation measures.
126.96.36.199 The Applicant shall evaluate the merits of preservation in totality, in parts of total destruction of existing landscape. Alternative rail alignment, station design and construction methods that would avoid or reduce the identified landscape and visuals impacts shall first be considered and be evaluated for comparison before adopting other mitigation or compensatory measures to alleviate the impacts. The mitigation measures proposed shall not only be concerned with damage reduction but shall also include consideration of potential enhancement of existing landscape. The Applicant shall recommend mitigation measures to minimize the adverse effects identified above, including provision of a landscape design.
188.8.131.52 The mitigation measures shall also include the preservation of vegetation, transplanting of trees of good amenity value, provision of screen planting, re-vegetation of disturbed lands, compensatory planting, re-provisioning of amenity areas and open spaces, sensitive landscape treatment on slope works, design of structure, provision of finishes to structure, colour scheme and texture of material used and any measures to mitigate the disturbance of the existing land use.
184.108.40.206 Annotated illustration materials such as colour perspective drawing, plans and section/elevation diagrams, annotated oblique aerial photographs, photographs taken at vantage points, and computer-generated photomontage shall be adopted to illustrate the landscape and visual impacts of the proposed Project. The Applicant shall record the technical details in preparing the illustration, which may need to be submitted for verification of the accuracy of the illustration.
3.4.3 Impact on Cultural Heritage
220.127.116.11 The Applicant shall follow the criteria and guidelines for evaluating and assessing the cultural heritage impacts as stated in section 2 of Annex 10 and sections 1 and 2 of Annex 19 of the TM and the Guidance Notes “Assessment of Impact on Sites of Cultural Heritage in Environmental Impact Assessment Studies” under the EIAO. The study area shall be within 300m from either side along the full length of the Project boundary.
18.104.22.168 The cultural heritage impact assessment shall include the following:
(i) The Applicant shall identify all cultural heritage sites that might be adversely affected by the Project. The inventory shall include known and unknown archaeological sites, pre-1950 buildings and structures, post-1950 buildings and structure of high architectural and historical significance, and historic landscape features (e.g. sites of historical events, sites providing a significant historical record, a setting for buildings/monuments of architectural/archaeological importance, historic field patterns, tracks, fish ponds and cultural elements (i.e. fung shui woodlands and clan graves).
(ii) The Applicant shall assess the extent to which those cultural heritage sites might be directly and indirectly affected and recommend possible alternatives (such as modification of layout and design of the proposed project) and practicable monitoring and mitigation measures to be agreed with the Director to avoid or keep the adverse impacts on the cultural heritage sites to the minimum. Besides, a checklist including all the affected cultural heritage sites, impacts identified, recommended mitigation measures as well as the implementation agent and period shall also be included in the EIA report. The cultural heritage sites to be covered shall include, but not limited to, declared monuments along the railway corridor and the site of archaeological potential at Kong Sin Wan Tsuen.
(iii) In case where the sources of information prove to be inadequate or where the proposed project area has not been adequately studied before, field surveys and site investigations shall be conducted by the Applicant to assemble the necessary data. Regarding the assessment study on cultural heritage, it shall be conducted by qualified persons with proven records to archaeological and historical building research works in Hong Kong. The archaeological survey shall be carried out by a qualified archaeologist who shall obtain a License from the Antiquity Authority before undertaking the field evaluation under the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance (Cap.53).
(iv) The information of all the identified archaeological sites, historic buildings and structures including their ownership, historical background, 1:1000 scale location plans, photographs and the like together with the nearby work areas shall be provided. A Master Layout Plan highlighting the location of both the proposed work areas and all identified sites of cultural heritage is also required. A full bibliography and the source of information consulted should be provided to assist the evaluation of the quality of the evidence.
3.4.4 Ecological Impact
22.214.171.124 The Applicant shall follow the criteria and guidelines for evaluating and assessing ecological impact as stated in Annexes 8 and 16 of the TM respectively. The assessment area for the purpose of terrestrial ecological assessment shall include all areas within 500 m distance from the site boundary of the works areas,or the area likely to be impacted by the proposed project. For aquatic ecology, the study area shall be the same as the water quality impact assessment or the area likely to be impacted by the Project.
126.96.36.199 In the ecological impact assessment, the Applicant shall examine the flora, fauna and other components of the ecological habitats within the assessment area. The aim shall be to protect, maintain or rehabilitate the natural environment. In particular, the Project shall avoid impacts on recognized sites of conservation importance e.g. Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and country parks, and other ecological sensitive areas e.g. natural woodlands and stream courses. The assessment shall identify and quantify as far as possible the potential ecological impacts to the natural environment and the associated wildlife arising from the proposed project, including the impacts of any haul roads, temporary work sites and access.
188.8.131.52 The assessment shall include the following:
(i) A review of the findings of relevant studies and collating all the available information regarding the ecological characters of the assessment area;
(ii) Evaluation of the information collected and identification of any information gap relating to the assessment of potential ecological impacts to the terrestrial and aquatic environment;
(iii) Carrying out the necessary ecological field surveys for a duration of at least six months, covering wet season, and investigations to verify the information collected, fill the information gaps identified and fulfil the objectives of the EIA study;
(iv) Establishment of the general ecological profile of the assessment area and description of the characteristics of the habitats found. Major information to be provided shall include.
(a) description of the physical environment, including all recognised sites of conservation importance and assess whether these sites will be affected by the proposed project or not;
(b) habitat maps of suitable scale (1:1000 to 1:5000) showing the types and locations of the habitats in the Study Area;
(c) ecological characteristics of each habitat types such as size, vegetation type, species present, dominant species found, species diversity and abundance, community structure, inter-dependence of the habitats and species and presence of any features of ecological importance;
(d) representative colour photos of each habitat type and any important ecological features identified;
(e) investigate and describe the existing wildlife uses of various habitats with special attention to those wildlife groups and habitats with conservation interests, including SSSI, country parks, woodlands, natural stream courses and any other habitats and wildlife groups identified as having special conservation interests by the study;
(f) species found that are rare, endangered and/or listed under local legislation, international conventions for conservation for wildlife/habitats or red data book;
(v) Investigation and description of the existing wildlife uses of the various habitats with special attention to those wildlife groups and habitats with conservation interests, including but not limited to natural stream courses, woodland, herpetofauna and avifauna;
(vi) Using suitable methodology, identification and quantification as far as possible of any direct, indirect, on-site, off-site, primary, secondary and cumulative ecological impacts such as destruction of habitats, reduction of species abundance/diversity, loss of feeding grounds, reduction of ecological carrying capacity, habitat fragmentation, and in particular the following;
(a) habitat loss and disturbance to wildlife during construction stage;
(b) deterioration of environmental qualities (e.g. water qualities) and the subsequent impacts to the biological communities, in particular within SSSI, and country parks after construction stage;
(vii) Evaluation of the significance and acceptability of the ecological impacts identified using well-defined criteria;
(viii) Recommendations for all possible alternatives, such as modifications of layout and design and practicable mitigation measures to avoid, minimize and/or compensate for the adverse ecological impacts identified;
(ix) Evaluation of the feasibility and effectiveness of the recommended mitigation measures and definition of the scope, type, location, implementation arrangement, resources requirement, subsequent management and maintenance of such measures;
(x)Determination and quantification as far as possible of the residual ecological impacts after implementation of the proposed mitigation measures; and
(xi) Evaluate the severity and acceptability of the residual ecological impacts using well-defined criteria;
(xii) Review of the need for and recommendation for any ecological monitoring programme is required.
3.4.5 Waste management, including Land Contamination Impact, if necessary
Waste Management Implication
184.108.40.206 The Applicant shall follow the criteria and guidelines for evaluating and assessing waste management implications as stated in Annexes 7 and 15 of the TM, respectively.
220.127.116.11 The EIA report shall cover the followings:-
(i) the quantity, quality and timing of the waste arising as a result of the construction and operation activities, based on the sequence and duration of these activities, including the locations, duration, means of transportation of waste, potential routes of transportation, and air and noise impacts caused by the associated traffic trips.
(ii) the consideration of the opportunities for reducing waste generation and on-site or off-site re-use prior to considering the disposal options for various types of wastes. Measures which can be taken in the planning and design stages, e.g. by modifying the design approach and in the construction stage for maximizing waste reduction shall be separately considered;
(iii) having taken into account all the opportunities for reducing waste generation and maximising reuse, the Applicant shall estimate the types and quantities of the wastes required to be disposed of as a consequence and shall describe the disposal options for each type of waste in detail. The disposal method recommended for each type of wastes shall take into account the result of the assessment set out below. The EIA report shall state clearly the disposal outlets for the wastes identified;
(iv) the impact caused by handling (including labelling, packaging & storage), collection, and disposal of wastes shall be addressed in detail and appropriate mitigation measures proposed.
Land Contamination Assessment
18.104.22.168 If any contaminated land use as stated in Section 3.1 of Annex 19 of in the TM is identified, the Applicant shall carry out the necessary land contamination assessment as detailed from sub-sections 22.214.171.124 to s.126.96.36.199 below.
188.8.131.52 The Applicant shall follow the guidelines for evaluation and assessing potential land contamination issues as stated in Sections 3.1 and 3.2 of Annex 19 in the TM.
184.108.40.206 The Applicant shall provide a clear and detailed account of the present land use (including description of the activities, chemicals and hazardous substances handled with clear indication of their storage and location by reference to a site layout plan), the relevant past landuse history in relation to possible land contamination and the present of any contaminated materials requiring disposal, in particular those contaminated by dioxins (including accident records, change of landuse and the like).
220.127.116.11 During the execution of the EIA study, the Applicant shall submit a contamination assessment plan (CAP) to the Director for endorsement prior to conducting an actual contamination impact assessment of the land/site/materials requiring disposal. The CAP shall include proposals on sampling and analysis required and shall aim at determining the nature and extent of the contamination of the land/site/materials requiring disposal.
18.104.22.168 Based on the endorsed CAP, the Applicant shall conduct a contamination impact assessment and compile a contamination assessment report to document the findings for approval by the Director. If land contamination is confirmed, a remediation action plan (RAP) shall be prepared to formulate necessary remedial measures and disposal methods for the contaminated materials.
22.214.171.124 The field investigation and sampling work should be conducted in a safe and proper manner and the RAP shall provide necessary measures for ensuring that the contaminated soil and materials will be handled and disposed of in a safe and proper manner.
Land Contamination Prevention
126.96.36.199 To prevent contamination problems arising in future due to the operation of depot in Wong Chuk Hang Estate, the Applicant shall:
(i) identify the possible sources of contamination in their operations; and
(ii) formulate appropriate operational practices, waste management strategies and precautionary measures for prevention of contamination problems.
3.4.6 Water Quality Impact
188.8.131.52 The Applicant shall follow the criteria and guidelines for evaluating and assessing water pollution as stated in Annexes 6 and 14 of the TM respectively.
184.108.40.206 The assessment area for the water quality impact assessment shall include the Victoria Harbour, Western Buffer, Southern Water and Southern Supplementary Water Control Zones stipulated under the Water Pollution Control Ordinance (WPCO, Cap. 358); and all areas within 500 m from the Project boundary. This assessment area could be extended to include other areas such as stream courses, water gathering ground, existing and new drainage system; and the associated water system(s) if they are found also being impacted during the course of the EIA study.
220.127.116.11 The Applicant shall identify and analyse all physical, chemical and biological disruptions of marine water, fresh water or ground water system(s), drainage system, catchment area(s), stormwater channel(s) and coastal water(s) arising from the construction and operation of the Project.
18.104.22.168 The Applicant shall predict, quantify and assess any water quality impacts arising from the Project on the water system(s) and sensitive receivers by appropriate techniques proposed by the Applicant and approved by EPD. Possible impacts shall include, but are not limited to, change in flow regime and hydrology in the Wong Chuk Hang Nullah and Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter, dredging and backfilling for the construction of pile structures in the Wong Chuk Hang Nullah and Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter, spent cooling water discharge (if applicable); sewage, wastewater and surface runoff from construction activities.
22.214.171.124 The Applicant shall include (1) the construction phase impacts on water quality at the site (2) operational phase impacts on water quality. Essentially, the assessment shall address the following:
(i) Collection and review of background information on the existing and planned water systems and their respective catchments and sensitive receivers which might be affected by the Project during construction and operation.
(ii) Characterization of water and sediment quality of the water systems and respective catchments and sensitive receivers which might be affected by the Project during construction and operation based on existing information or appropriate site survey and tests as appropriate.
(iii) Identification and analysis of all existing and planned activities and beneficial uses related to the water system(s) and identification of all water sensitive receivers. The Applicant shall refer to, inter alia, those developments and uses earmarked on the relevant outline zoning plans, outline development plans and layout plans.
(iv) Identification of pertinent water and sediment quality objectives and establishment of other appropriate water and sediment quality criteria or standards for the water system(s) and all the sensitive receivers in (i) & (ii) above.
(v) Review of specific design, construction methods and configurations of the tunnel, viaduct, bridge, depot and station of the railway systems; and operation of the Project. Identification of any alteration of water course, natural streams, drainage system; change of hydrodynamic regime or change of catchment types of areas.
(vi) Identification, analysis and quantification of all existing, likely future water and sediment pollution sources including, but are not limited to, point discharges and non-point sources to surface water runoff, additional sewage from workforce and spent cooling water discharge.
(vii) Establishment and provision of a pollution load inventory on the quantities and characteristics of all existing and likely future water pollution sources identified in (vi) above. Field investigation and laboratory tests shall be conducted as appropriate to fill in any major information gaps.
(viii)Adoption of appropriate design measures for the railway bridge piers at Aberdeen Channel (Typhoon Shelter) (ATS) such that the bridge piers shall be located in line with those for the existing Ap Lei Chau Bridge. If the railway bridge piers at the ATS will not align along the main flow direction with existing pier(s), the changes in flushing capacity and water quality of ATS shall be assessed using a water quality model. Flushing capacity shall be assessed by simulating the removal rate of tracer(s) specified in the model in accordance with identified pollution sources over a minimal period of a spring-neap cycle in both the dry season and the wet season. The Applicant shall propose detailed methodology for flushing analysis and water quality assessment for EPD's agreement. The water quality modelling assessment specifications are in Appendix B to this Study Brief.
(ix) For the Wong Chuk Hang Nullah (WCHN), should new piers be placed on the nullah, its flushing capacity shall be assessed quantitatively using an open channel model of at least one-dimensional. The Applicant shall propose detailed methodology for flushing analysis and water quality assessment for EPD's agreement.
(x) If seawater will be used in cooling systems and spent cooling effluent shall be discharged into marine water, prediction and quantification by mathematical modeling shall be required to assess the impacts on the water system and sensitive receivers, in respect of thermal and chemical discharge. The water quality modeling specifications in Appendix B to this Study Brief could be used as a guideline subject to amendment in respect of the model calibration area and the fine grid model area*. If the spent cooling water discharge will not be significant in terms of discharge rate and impact on sensitive waters or sensitive receiver, the Applicant may propose alternative assessment methodology for EPD approval.
(xi) Assessment of the cumulative impacts due to other related concurrent and planned projects, activities or pollution sources within a boundary around the study area to be approved by EPD, that may have a bearing on the aquatic environment.
(xii) Assessment and evaluation of any potential water quality impacts on the identified water system(s), respective catchments and sensitive receivers due to sewage arising from the construction stage. Any effluent generated will require appropriate collection, treatment and disposal to within standards and objectives and criteria established in (iv) above.
(xiii)Assessment and evaluation of any potential stormwater and construction runoff impacts on the water system(s), respective catchments and sensitive receivers during construction and operation stages as to reduce the water and sediment quality impacts to within standards, objectives and criteria established in (iv) above. Best management practices shall be recommended to reduce any potential impacts arising from stormwater runoff during both construction and operation phases.
* Note: The model areas specified in the modelling specification focus on the Aberdeen typhoon shelter where no new effluent discharge is allowed. The project profile submitted by MTRC did not indicate location of discharge, flow rate or chemical dosing regime of the cooling system. Therefore if modelling assessment is needed, at least the aspect of model coverage has to be reviewed.
(xiv)Proposals for effective and practicable infrastructure upgrading or provision, water pollution prevention and mitigation measures to be implemented during the construction and operation stages to reduce the water quality impacts to within acceptable levels of standards. Requirements to be incorporated in the Project contract document shall also be proposed.
(xv) Development of appropriate measures to avoid interference to natural stream course and the associated habitats for flora and fauna. Such measures include, but are not limited, avoidance of encroachment to or channelling natural streams and the associated water system(s); diversion of effluent, surface runoff and sewage discharge away from natural watercourse.
(xvi)Evaluation and quantification of residual impacts on the water system(s) and the sensitive receivers with regard to the appropriate water quality criteria, standards or guidelines.
3.4.7 Hazard to Life
126.96.36.199 For any identified source of risk as stated in Annex 22 of the TM, such as the LPG Transit Depot/ Bulk Domestic Supply at Lee Nam Road in AP Lei Chau, the Applicant shall follow the criteria and guidelines for evaluating hazard to life as stated in Annexes 4 and 22 of the TM in conducting hazard assessment for the potential risk to workers during construction stage and to the travelers using the Project during operation stage. The hazard assessment shall include the following :
(i) Identification of all credible hazardous scenarios which may cause fatalities on the Project during construction and operational phases;
(ii) Execution of a Quantitative Risk Assessment to determine risks to the surrounding population in both individual and societal terms during construction and operational phases of the Project;
(iii) Comparison of individual and societal risks with the Criteria for Evaluating Hazard to Life stipulated in Annex 4 of the TM, to determine the acceptability of the assessed risk;
(iv) Identification and assessment of practicable and cost effective risk mitigation measures to demonstrate the compliance with the Risk Guidelines during construction and operational phases of the Project; and
(v) The methodology of hazard assessment shall be agreed with the Director taking into account relevant previous studies.
188.8.131.52 If there is overnight storage of explosives on construction site and the storage location is in close proximity to populated areas and/or Potentially Hazardous Installation site(s), the Applicant shall follow the criteria and guidelines for evaluating hazard to life as stated in Annexes 4 and 22 of the TM in conducting hazard assessment for construction stage and include the following in the assessment :
(i) Identification of all credible hazardous scenarios within the boundaries of the construction site during transport, storage and use of explosives for blasting operations;
(ii) Execution of a Quantitative Risk Assessment to determine risks to the surrounding population in both individual and societal terms;
(iii) Comparison of individual and societal risks with the Criteria for Evaluating Hazard to Life stipulated in Annex 4 of the TM, to determine the acceptability of the assessed risk;
(iv) Identification and assessment of practicable and cost effective risk mitigation measures to demonstrate the compliance with the Risk Guidelines; and
(v) The methodology of hazard assessment shall be agreed with the Director taking into account relevant previous studies.
3.4.8 Air Quality Impact (Construction Stage)
184.108.40.206The Applicant shall follow the criteria and guidelines for evaluating and assessing air quality impact as stated in Section 1 of Annex 4 and Annex 12 of the TM, respectively.
220.127.116.11The study area for air quality impact assessment shall generally be defined by a distance of 500 metres from the boundary of the project site, yet it shall be extended to include major emission sources that may have a bearing on the environmental acceptability of the Project. The assessment shall include but not limited to the existing, planned and committed sensitive receivers within the study area. Such assessment shall be based on the best available information at the time of the assessment.
18.104.22.168The air quality impact assessment shall include the following:
(i) Background and Analysis of Activities
(a)Provide background information relating to air quality issues relevant to the Project, e.g. description of the types of activities of the Project that may affect air quality during the construction stages.
(b)Give an account, where appropriate, of the consideration/measures that had been taken into consideration in the planning of the Project to abate the air pollution impact. That is, the Applicant shall consider alternative construction methods/phasing programmes to minimize the constructional air quality impact.
(c)Present background air quality levels in the assessment area for the purpose of evaluating cumulative constructional air quality impacts.
(ii) Identification of Air Sensitive Receivers (ASRs) and Examination of Emission / Dispersion Characteristics
(a) Identify and describe existing and planned/committed ASRs that would likely be affected by the Project, including those earmarked on the relevant Outline Zoning Plans, Development Permission Area Plans, Outline Development Plans and Layout Plans and other relevant published land use plans. The Applicant shall select the assessment points of the identified ASRs that represent the worst impact point of these ASRs. A map clearly showing the location and description such as name of buildings, usesand height of the selected assessment points shall be given. The separation distances of these ASRs from the nearest emission sources shall also be given.
(b) Provide an exhaustive list of air pollution emission sources, including any nearby emission sources which are likely to have impact related to the Project based on the analysis of the constructional activities in Sub-section 22.214.171.124(i)(a) above. Examples of construction stage emission sources include stock piling, blasting, construction plant, concrete batching plant and vehicular movements on unpaved haul roads on site, etc. Confirmation of the validity of the assumptions and the magnitude of the activities (e.g. volume of construction materials handled and traffic volume on a haul road etc.) shall be obtained from the relevant government department/authorities and documented.
(iii) Construction Phase Air Quality Impact
(a)The Applicant shall follow the requirements stipulated under the Air Pollution Control (Construction Dust) Regulation to ensure that construction dust impactsare controlled within the relevant standards as stipulated in Section 1 of Annex 4 of the TM. A monitoring and audit programme for the construction phase shall be devised to verify the effectiveness of the control measures proposed so as to ensure proper construction dust control.
(b) If the Project will give rise to significant construction dust impacts likely to exceed recommended limits in the TM at the ASRs despite the incorporation of the dust control measures proposed in accordance with Sub-section 126.96.36.199(iii)(a) above, a quantitative assessment should be carried out to evaluate the construction dust impact at the identified ASRs. The Applicant shall follow the methodology set out in Sub-section 188.8.131.52(iv) below when carrying out the quantitative assessment.
(iv) Quantitative Assessment Methodology
(a) The Applicant shall apply the general principles enunciated in the modelling guidelines in Appendices C1 to C3 while making allowance for the specific characteristic of the Project. This specific methodology must be documented in such level of details, preferably assisted with tables and diagrams, to allow the readers of the EIA report to grasp how the model has been set up to simulate the situation under study without referring to the model input files. Detailed calculations of air pollutants emission rates for input to the modelling shall be presented in the EIA report. The Applicant must ensure consistency between the text description and the model files at every stage of submissions for review. In case of doubt, prior agreement between the Applicant and the Director on the specific modelling details should be sought.
(b) The Applicant shall identify the key/representative air pollution parameters (types of pollutants and averaging time concentrations) to be evaluated and provide explanation for selecting such parameters for assessing the impact from the Project.
(c) The Applicant shall calculate the overall cumulative air quality impact at the ASRs identified under Sub-section 184.108.40.206 (b) above and compare these results against the criteria set out in section 1 of Annex 4 in the TM. The predicted air quality impacts (both unmitigated and mitigated) shall be presented in the form of summary table(s) and pollution contours, to be evaluated against the relevant air quality standards and on any effect they may have on the land use implications. Plans of a suitable scale should be used to present pollution contours to allow buffer distance requirements to be determined properly.
(v) Mitigation Measures for Non-compliance
The Applicant shall propose remedies and mitigating measures where the predicted air quality impact exceeds the criteria set in Section 1 of Annex 4 in the TM. These measures and any constraints on future land use planning shall be agreed with the relevant government departments/authorities and documented. The Applicant shall demonstrate quantitatively that the residual impacts after incorporation of the proposed mitigating measures will comply with the criteria stipulated in Section 1 of Annex 4 in the TM.
(vi) Submission of Model Files
All input and output file(s) of the model run(s) shall be submitted to EPD in electronic format.
3.4.9 Summary of Environmental Outcomes
The EIA report shall contain a summary of the key environmental outcomes arising from the EIA study, including the population and environmentally sensitive areas protected, environmentally friendly designs recommended, key environmental problems avoided, compensation areas included and the environmental benefits of environmental protection measures recommended.
3.4.10 Environmental Monitoring and Audit (EM&A) Requirements
220.127.116.11 The Applicant shall identify and justify in the EIA study whether there is any need for EM&A activities during construction and operation phases of the Project and, if affirmative, to define the scope of EM&A requirements for the Project. The Applicant shall also consider and propose as appropriate real-time reporting of monitoring data and the installation of web-camera at selected locations for the Project through a dedicated internet website, and the setting up of a community liaison office to enhance communication with the public on the environmental impacts and mitigation measures for the Project.
18.104.22.168 Subject to confirmation of EIA findings, the Applicant shall comply with requirements as stipulated in Annex 21 of the TM.
22.214.171.124 The Applicant shall prepare a project implementation schedule (in the form of a checklist as shown in Appendix D to this EIA study brief) containing all the EIA study recommendations and mitigation measures with reference to the implementation programme.
4. DURATION OF VALIDITY
4.1 This EIA study brief is valid for 36 months from the date of issue. If the EIA study does not commence within this period, the Applicant shall apply to the Director for a fresh EIA study brief before commencement of the EIA study.
5. REPORT REQUIREMENTS
5.1 In preparing the EIA report, the Applicant shall refer to Annex 11 of the TM for the contents of an EIA report. The Applicant shall also refer to Annex 20 of the TM, which stipulates the guidelines for the review of an EIA report.
5.2 The Applicant shall supply the Director with the following number of copies of the EIA report and the executive summary:
(i)50 copies of the EIA report in English and 80 copies of the executive summary (each bilingual in both English and Chinese) as required under section 6(2) of the EIAO to be supplied at the time of application for approval of the EIA report.
(ii)when necessary, addendum to the EIA report and the executive summary submitted in 5.2 (i) aboveas required under section 7(1) of the EIAO, to be supplied upon advice by the Director for public inspection.
(iii)20 copies of the EIA report in English and 50 copies of the executive summary (each bilingual in both English and Chinese) with or without Addendum as required under section 7(5) of the EIAO, to be supplied upon advice by the Director for consultation with the Advisory Council on the Environment.
5.3 The Applicant shall, upon request, make additional copies of above documents available to the public, subject to payment by the interested parties of full costs of printing.
5.4 In addition, to facilitate public inspection of the EIA report via the EIAO Internet Website, the Applicant shall provide electronic copies of both the EIA report and the executive summary prepared in HyperText Markup Language (HTML) (version 4.0 or later) and in Portable Document Format (PDF version 4.0 or later), unless otherwise agreed by the Director. For the HTML version, a content page capable of providing hyperlink to each section and sub-section of the EIA report and the executive summary shall be included in the beginning of the document. Hyperlinks to all figures, drawings and tables in the EIA report and executive summary shall be provided in the main text from where the respective references are made. All graphics in the report shall be in interlaced GIF format unless otherwise agreed by the Director.
5.5 The electronic copies of the EIA report and the executive summary shall be submitted to the Director at the time of application for approval of the EIA report.
5.6 When the EIA report and the executive summary are made available for public inspection under section 7(1) of the EIAO, the content of the electronic copies of the EIA report and the executive summary must be the same as the hard copies and the Director shall be provided with the most updated electronic copies.
5.7 To promote environmentally friendly and efficient dissemination of information, both hardcopies and electronic copies of future EM&A reports recommended by the EIA study shall be required and their format shall be agreed by the Director.
6. OTHER PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS
6.1 If there is any change in the name of Applicant for this EIA study brief during the course of the EIA study, the Applicant must notify the Director immediately.
6.2 If there is any key change in the scope of the Project mentioned in Section 1.2 of this EIA study brief and in Project Profile (No. PP-210/2004), the Applicant must seek confirmation from the Director in writing on whether or not the scope of issues covered by this EIA study brief can still cover the key changes, and the additional issues, if any, that the EIA study must also address. If the changes to the Project fundamentally alter the key scope of the EIA study brief, the Applicant shall apply to the Director for a fresh EIA study brief.
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Environmental Assessment and Noise Division,
Environmental Protection Department
Appendix A | Appendix B | Appendix C1 | Appendix C2 | Appendix C3 | Appendix D