Project Profiles and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Reports Exhibited for Public to Comment

Project Profiles and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Reports Exhibited for Public to Comment

The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process for designated projects in Hong Kong is governed by the EIA Ordinance (Cap.499), which provides a two-stage consultation to enable public participation. A project profile is a document submitted to the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) by the project proponent to provide project details and its potential impacts on the environment when applying for a study brief to commence the EIA study or seeking permission to apply directly for an environmental permit. After completion of the EIA study, the project proponent will seek EPD’s approval of the EIA report, which demonstrates that the assessment meets the requirements of the EIA Ordinance.

Exhibited for Public Inspection

Members of the general public are given the opportunities to submit their comments on project profiles and EIA reports exhibited for public inspection. Under the EIA Ordinance, project profiles and EIA reports will be exhibited for a period of 14 days and 30 days respectively for the public to comment. EPD will consider the comments received before making decisions under the EIA Ordinance.

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Subscribing to the Notification

Now, you can receive notifications of the availability of project profiles and EIA reports for comment after subscribing to “Project Profiles and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Reports Exhibited for Public to Comment” on MyGovHK.

First of all, you should have an account at the MyGovHK portal. If you do not have an account, you may register for one on MyGovHK by completing a few simple steps.

After logging into your MyGovHK account, click “My Subscriptions” and add “Project Profiles and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Reports Exhibited for Public to Comment”. You will receive a notification message in your MyGovHK account when there is a project profile or an EIA report exhibited under the EIA Ordinance for public to comment.

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Last review date: August 2015