Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance (Cap. 499), Section 5 (7)
Environmental Impact Assessment Study Brief No. ESB-118/2004
Project Title : Expansion of Heliport Facilities at Macau Ferry Terminal
(hereinafter known as the "Project")
Name of Applicant :Civil Aviation Department, the Government of the HKSAR
(hereinafter known as the "Applicant")
1.1 An application (No. ESB-118/2004) 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 14 May 2004 with a project profile (No. PP-215/2004) (the Project Profile).
1.2 The Project is to expand the existing cross-boundary heliport at the rooftop of the Macau Ferry Terminal (MFT) by mainly constructing and operating a new landing/take off helipad and a taxiway to connect the existing and proposed helipads. Upon completion of the Project, there will be two helipads operating concurrently at the MFT. The site location is shown in Plan 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 major and optional items respectively:
(i) Construction of a new elevated landing/take-off helipad of size of about 42m x 42m to the east of the existing helipad;
(ii) Construction of a taxiway to connect the existing and proposed helipads;
(iii) Renovation, extension and re-location of the existing heliport supporting facilities, e.g. passenger lounge, crew office and flight control room; and
(iv) Provision of additional means of access, e.g. escalators and access to/from the helipads.
(v) Expansion of the existing helipad from size of about 29.75m x 29.75m to about 32m x 32m;
(vi) Upgrading of part of the existing marine refuelling facilities at the eastern end of the Outer Pier to support helicopter refuelling or construction of new helicopter refuelling facilities at the western end of the Inner Pier of the MFT; and
(vii) Provision of segregation facilities and measures to accommodate domestic helicopter services.
1.3 Pursuant to section 5(7)(a) of the EIAO, the Director of Environmental Protection (the Director) issues this 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 Project 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 and associated works and phases of development together with the requirements and any potential environmental benefits for carrying out the Project;
(ii) to provide information on the consideration of alternative sites, design and construction method(s) to avoid and minimize the potential adverse environmental impacts, and to provide justifications and constraints for selecting the proposed option and to describe the part environmental factors played in the selection process;
(iii) 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;
(iv) to identify and quantify emission sources and determine the significance of impacts on sensitive receivers and potential affected uses;
(v) to identify the negative impacts and propose the provision of mitigation measures so as to minimize pollution, environmental disturbance and nuisance during construction and operation of the Project;
(vi) to investigate the feasibility, practicability, effectiveness and implications of the proposed mitigation measures;
(vii) 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;
(viii) 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;
(ix) 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
(x) 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 the EIA study shall cover the Project proposed in the Project Profile and any associated 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 existing MFT helipad:
(i) the potential helicopter noise from the operation of the proposed helipad, and cumulative impacts with the existing one at MFT and any other existing/potential helicopter operations in the vicinity known during the EIA stage;
(ii) the potential hazard to life and water quality impacts during the operation of the refuelling facilities, if included in the Project;
(iii) the potential air quality impacts due to operation of the helipad, in particular on the nearby air sensitive receivers such as any fresh air intakes; and
(iv) the potential noise, air quality, water quality and waste impacts during construction of the Project.
3.3 Background Information and Considerations in Choosing the Current Site
In meeting the objectives of the EIA study as stated in sections 2.1(i) and 2.1(ii) above, the EIA report shall include the following information:
3.3.1 The Background Information of the Project
The Application shall provide information on the background and reason for the Project. The Applicant shall also explain clearly the purpose and objectives of the Project.
3.3.2 Consideration of Alternative Site
The Applicant shall provide information on their selection of the current site. Factors that had been taken into account to avoid or reduce the potential environmental impacts of the Project shall be included. Other factors or constraints affecting the site selection and operation of the Project shall also be stated if appropriate.
3.3.3. Consideration of Alternative Approach and Departure Paths, and Operation Details
The Applicant shall consider alternative approach and departure paths, and operation details such as frequency of flight and type of helicopters with a view to avoiding or minimizing the potential helicopter noise nuisances to the noise sensitive receivers.
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
188.8.131.52The Applicant shall follow the criteria and guidelines for evaluating and assessing noise impact as stated in Annexes 5 and 13 of the TM respectively.
184.108.40.206The noise impact assessment shall include the followings:
(i) Determination of Assessment Area
The noise impact assessment shall generally include all areas within 300m from the project boundary and flight paths within the Victoria Harbour area. Subject to the agreement of the Director, the assessment area could be reduced accordingly if the first layer of noise sensitive receivers, closer than 300m from the project boundary, provides acoustic shielding to those receivers located further away. If found necessary in the assessment, the assessment area shall be expanded to include NSRs at greater distance which would be affected by the construction and operation of the Project resulting in potential exceedance of noise standards, such as residential buildings at Connaught Road West, Queen’s Terrace, Hongway Garden, Harmony Court and Shun Loong Mansion.
(ii) Provision of Background Information
The Applicant shall provide all background information relevant to the project including relevant previous and current studies. Existing noise levels are required for determining the planning standards, such as those for assessing impacts due to any fixed noise sources proposed in the Project. In particular, information on the operation of the existing helipad, such as flight path, frequency, helicopter type and noise impacts shall be provided. Information on other existing/potential helicopter operations in the vicinity shall also be provided based on the best available information at the time of the assessment.
(iii) Identification of Noise Sensitive Receivers
(a) The Applicant shall refer to Annex 13 of the TM when identifying the noise sensitive receivers (NSRs). The NSRs shall include all existing and all planned or committed noise sensitive developments and uses earmarked on the relevant Outline Zoning Plans, Outline Development Plans and Layout Plans and other relevant published land use plans.
(b) The Applicant shall select assessment points to represent all identified NSRs for carrying out quantitative noise assessment described below. The assessment points shall be agreed with the Director prior to the quantitative noise assessment. A map shall be given showing location and description, such as name of building, use, and number of floors of each and every selected assessment points.
(iv) Provision of an Emission Inventory of the Noise Sources
The Applicant shall provide an inventory of noise sources including construction equipment for construction and demolition noise assessment; and, for operational noise assessment, helicopter types, noise emission level, flight frequency, flight path and fixed plant equipment.
(v) Construction Noise Assessment
(a) 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.
(b) If the unmitigated construction noise levels are found to exceed the relevant criteria, the Applicant shall propose practicable direct mitigation measures (including movable barriers, enclosures, quieter alternative methods, re-scheduling and restricting hours of operation of noisy task(s) to minimize the impact. If the mitigated noise levels still exceed the relevant criteria, the duration of the noise exceedance shall be given.
(c) In case the Applicant would like to evaluate whether construction works in restricted hours as defined under the Noise Control Ordinance (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 consider a well-justified Construction Noise Permit (CNP) application, once filed, 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 aspect should be explicitly stated in the noise chapter and the conclusions and recommendations chapter in the EIA report.
(vi) Operational Noise
(a) The Applicant shall carry out assessment of noise impact from operation of the Project during both daytime and night-time in accordance with the methodology stipulated in Annex 13 of the TM. The criteria in Table 1A of Annex 5 of the TM shall be adopted in the assessment. The impact shall cover helicopter operation at the helipad and during its approach and departure from the helipad. Where applicable, noise contours should be provided to facilitate appreciation of the extent of the potential noise impacts.
(b) Observing Annexes 5 and 13 of the TM, the Applicant shall propose criteria, noise metric and methodology in assessing the noise impact arising from the operation of the proposed helipad, and such criteria, noise metric and methodology shall be approved by the Director prior to the commencement of the assessment. The Applicant shall make reference to overseas standards, if any, on proposing criteria, noise metric and methodology mentioned above. The Applicant shall evaluate the worst-case scenarios of flight types and frequency.
(c) The Applicant shall also evaluate the potential cumulative noise impacts generated from the helicopters during its approach and departure from the operation of the proposed helipad together with the existing one at MFT and any other existing/potential helicopter operations in the vicinity. The cumulative impacts under the worst case scenario shall be evaluated.
(vii) Proposals for Noise Mitigation Measures
(a) The Applicant shall propose direct technical remedies in all situations where the predicted noise level exceeds the criteria set out in Table 1A of Annex 5 of the TM and other relevant criteria stated under S.220.127.116.11(vi)(b) above to protect the affected NSRs. Specific reasons for not adopting certain direct technical remedies in the design to reduce the noise to a level meeting the criteria or to maximize the protection for the NSRs should be clearly quantified and laid down. The total number of noise sensitive receivers that will be benefited by the provision of direct technical remedies should be provided.
(b) The total number of other noise sensitive receivers that will still be exposed to noise above the criteria with the implementation of all recommended direct technical remedies shall be quantified.
(c) In case where a number of the NSRs cannot all be protected by the recommended direct technical remedies, the Applicant shall consider alternatives to reduce the impacts.
(viii) Assessment of Side Effects and Constraints
The Applicant shall identify, assess and propose means to minimize any side effects and to resolve any potential constraints arising from the inclusion of any recommended direct technical remedies.
3.4.2 Hazard to Life
18.104.22.168 If refuelling facilities are to be established, 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 the nearby sensitive receivers in the vicinity during operation stage. The hazard assessment shall include the following :
(i) Identification of all credible hazardous scenarios which may cause fatalities during operational phase, including storage, transfer and transshipment of fuel within the MFT site;
(ii) Execution of a Quantitative Risk Assessment to determine risks to the surrounding population in both individual and societal terms during the operational phase 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; and
(v) The methodology of hazard assessment shall be agreed with the Director taking into account relevant previous studies (e.g. Permanent Aviation Fuel Facility in Tuen Mun Area 38 and Tung Chung Cable Car).
3.4.3 Air Quality Impact
22.214.171.124 The 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. The assessment shall be based on the best available information at the time of the assessment.
126.96.36.199 The study area for air quality impact assessment shall generally be defined by a distance of 500 m 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 should include but not limited to the existing, planned and committed sensitive receivers within the study area.
188.8.131.52 The air quality impact assessment shall include the following:
(i) Background and analysis of activities
(a) Provide background air quality levels in the assessment area and background information relating to air quality issues relevant to the Project.
(b) Give an account, where appropriate, of the consideration/measures that hadbeen 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 and alternative modes of operation to minimize the constructional and operational air quality impact respectively.
(ii) Identification of ASRs and examination of emission/dispersion characteristics
(a) Identify and describe representative existing and planned/committed air sensitive receivers (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 such that they represent the worst impact point of these ASRs. A map clearly showing the location and a description such as the name of the buildings, the uses and 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 pollutant emission sources, including any nearby emission sources which are likely to have impact on the Project. Examples of constructional stage emission sources include stock piling; while those of operational stage emission sources include helicopters, marine vessels and vehicular flow. The validity of the assumptions and the magnitude/frequency of the activities shall be agreed with the Director prior to the commencement of the assessment.
(iii) Constructional air quality impact
The Applicant shall follow the requirements of the Air Pollution Control (Construction Dust) Regulation in dust control to ensure construction dust impacts are controlled within the relevant standards as stipulated in section 1 of Annex 4 of the TM. A monitoring and audit program for the construction phase shall be devised to verify the effectiveness of the control measures proposed so as to ensure proper construction dust control.
(iv) Operational air quality impact
The Applicant shall assess the expected air pollutant impact at the identified ASRs. Assessment for the expected impact shall be based on an assumed reasonably worst case scenario under normal operating conditions. The evaluation shall be based on the strength of the emission sources identified in S.184.108.40.206 (ii) (b) above. If the assessment indicates likely exceedances of the recommended limits in the TM at the ASRs, a quantitative impacts evaluation following the requirements in Appendix 1 shall be carried out.
(v) Mitigating 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 and assess the associated residual impacts.
3.4.4 Water Quality Impact
220.127.116.11 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.
18.104.22.168 All physical, chemical and biological disruptions of marine water system arising during the construction, operation of the project shall be identified and analyzed in the impact assessment. These include piling works to be carried out during structural reinforcement for the expansion of heliport facilities and the potential fuel spillage within the MFT site during operation of the proposed refuelling facilities.
22.214.171.124 The assessment area for the water quality impact assessment shall include the Victoria Harbour and Western Buffer Water Control Zones stipulated under the Water Pollution Control Ordinance (Cap. 358). This assessment area could be extended to include other areas if they are found being impacted during the course of the EIA study.
126.96.36.199The water quality impact assessment shall address the following:
(i) Collection and review of background information on the existing water system(s);
(ii) Characterization of water quality based on existing information or site surveys/tests as appropriate;
(iii) Identification and analysis of all existing and planned future activities and beneficial uses related to the water system(s) and identification of all water sensitive receivers;
(iv) Description of anticipated activity levels of fuel vessels during the operational stage if refuelling facilities are to be provided;
(v) Identification of pertinent water quality objectives and establishment of other appropriate water quality criteria or standards for the water system(s) and all the sensitive receivers;
(vi) Review the specific construction methods and configurations (e.g. additional piles for structural reinforcement to the MFT building);
(vii) Identification, analysis and quantification of all existing and likely future water pollution sources, including point discharges and non-point sources to surface water runoff, and potential fuel spillages if refuelling facilities are to be set up. Field investigation and laboratory tests shall be conducted as appropriate. An emission inventory on the quantities and characteristics of all these pollution sources shall be established.
(viii) The impacts on the water system(s) and the sensitive receivers due to the construction and operation work shall be assessed. The prediction shall take into account and include likely different construction stages or sequences and different operation stages. Cumulative water quality impacts due to other projects, activities or pollution sources within a boundary around the Study Area to be agreed by the Director shall also be assessed.
If refuelling facilities are to be set up and operated
(ix) If helicopter refuelling facilities are to be set up and operated, the impacts due to potential fuel spillages on the water system(s) and the sensitive receivers shall be predicted and quantified by mathematical modelling contained in Appendix 2 of this Study Brief. The assessment shall include the following:-
(a) Identification of all fuel spillage scenarios associated with the storage, transfer and transshipment of fuel as identified in the hazard assessment covered in s.3.4.2 and the impacts on all water quality sensitive receivers and ecological resources by taking reference to the fuel spill modelling which should cover a combination of tides, winds and season conditions.
(b) Prediction and quantification of the impacts on the water sensitive receivers due to fuel spillage scenarios identified in (a) above. Affected sensitive receivers shall be identified by the assessment with indication of degree of severity.The prediction shall take into account and include likely different operation stages and capacities.
(c) Derivation of an emergency contingency plan for the operational phases of the Project (such as major incident of fuel spillage during transhipment) with an aim to containing and removing all accidental spillage in short notice and to prevent and or minimizing the quantities of contaminants from reaching the water sensitive receivers.
If dredging and filling activities are to be carried out
(x) Identification and quantification of all dredging and filling activities and requirements if the said activities will be required for structural reinforcement to the Macau Ferry Terminal building. Potential dumping ground for the dredged marine sediment shall also be identified. The Applicant shall review the sediment quality data of the dredging site. Where necessary, field investigation, sampling and chemical laboratory tests to characterize the sediment/mud concerned shall be conducted. The ranges of parameters to be analyzed; the number, type and methods of sampling; sample preservation; chemical and biological laboratory test method; and the laboratory to be usedshall be subject to the approval of the Director.
(xi) The adequacy of existing and planned future facilities shall be analysed to reduce pollution arising from the non-point sources.
(xii) Effective and practicable upgrading or provision, water pollution prevention and mitigation measures shall be proposed and implemented during the construction, operation stages so as reduce the water quality impacts to within acceptable levels of standards. Requirements to be incorporated in the project contract document shall also be proposed. All practical methods or procedures to reduce pollution from the construction and operation of the project shall be studied.
(xiii) Best management practices to reduce storm water and non-point source pollution shall be investigated and proposed as appropriate. Attention shall be made to the water quality control and mitigation measures recommended in the ProPECC Notes on construction site drainage.
(xiv) If dredging of marine sediment shall be required for structural reinforcement works, no open dredging is allowed. The Applicant shall propose appropriate dredging and filling methods, and suitable collection and treatment of pore water for compliance with relevant water quality standards.
(xv) Residual impacts on the water system(s) and the sensitive receivers shall be assessed with regard to the appropriate water quality criteria, standards or guidelines.
3.4.5 Waste management
188.8.131.52The 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.
184.108.40.206The EIA report shall cover the following:-
(i) the quantity, quality and timing of the waste arising as a result of the construction and operation activities, such as any emergency helicopter maintenance, 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.
3.4.6 Summary of Environmental Outcomes
The EIA report shall contain a summary of the key environmental outcomes arising from the EIA study, including environmental benefits due to use of renewable energy under the Project, 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.
3.4.4 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.
18.104.22.168Subject to confirmation of EIA findings, the Applicant shall comply with requirements as stipulated in Annex 21 of the TM. The Applicant shall also propose real-time reporting of monitoring data for the Project through a dedicated internet website.
22.214.171.124The Applicant shall prepare a project implementation schedule containing all the EIA study recommendations and mitigation measures with reference to the implementation programme.
4. DURATION OF VALIDITY
4.1 The Applicant shall notify the Director of the commencement of the EIA study. If the EIA study does not commence within 36 months after the issue of this EIA study brief, 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 s.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 the Project Profile, 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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