CIVL3007-EIA-2010-1-Introduction

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1 CIVL3007 (2010-2011) Environmental Impact Assessment of Civil Engineering Projects Dr. T Zhang (8 weeks) Tel: 28578551/93591460 Email: zhangt@hkucc.hku.hk Office: HW631 Dr. KM Lam (3 weeks) Guest Lecturer (2 hours )
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2 Course Objectives To provide an understanding of the engineering and scientific principles applied to the environmental impact assessment and management of civil engineering projects.
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3 A civil engineering project Chlorination unit in HATS 2A • Stonecutters island wastewater treatment plant • Possible environmental impacts (effects)
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4 Potential Impacts Adverse and beneficial reduction of E.coli generation of DBP (disinfection by-product) Reversible and irreversible Chlorine residual in the effluent DBP in sediment Time: short term (temporary), medium term, long term (permanent) Chlorine residual –D B P Stage of project: construction and operation Noise/dust/construction waste Free chlorine/DBP/sludge waste Type of environments physical-chemical (land, water, air, noise) biological environment (ecosystem) cultural environment and socio-economic environment (beach, entertainment) Direct/primary and indirect/secondary Scale: local (micro-scale), regional (meso-scale), global (macro-scale) Intensity: slight, moderate and strong
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5 Steps according to Hong Kong a) EIA Ordinance (EIAO) http://www.epd.gov.hk/eia/english/legis/index1.html b) EIA Technical Memorandum (EIA TM) http://www.epd.gov.hk/eia/english/legis/index3.html 1. Designated project or not 2. A project profile (section 2, Annex 1 or 2), and identifying adverse environmental impacts (Annex 3). 3. An EIA study brief (section 3). 4. An EIA report (section 4, Annexes 11 to 19). 5. Review of EIA report and public consultation (section 4, Annexes 4 to 10, Annex 20). 6. An environmental permit (section 7). 7. Requirements of environmental monitoring and audit (section 8, Annex 21).
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6 Advisory Council on Environment Appeal Board EIAO EIA TM A B Applicant EPD Applicant EPD Applicant and EPD
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7 Knowledge Required to Perform EIA • Environmental pollutions and impacts • Treatment technologies. • Local environmental management and legal systems. – “EIA systems vary in countries around the world. This shows that there is no such a thing as a perfect EIA system. It is because of the different conditions in different countries.” Prof. K. C. Lam, Chairperson of the EIA Subcommittee of the ACE. • Methodology : prediction, evaluation, etc. Hand-on experience.
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8 What to learn in this course? Principle : methodology/definition of terms Process : treatment (mitigation) technologies Procedure : general procedure and specified procedure in HK Practice : case studies in HK
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9 Detailed syllabus -1 • General principles ( 3 weeks, ZT ) – Introduction – EIA assessment process/procedure – Methodologies – Natural and man-made environment of Hong Kong – Environmental protection legislation in Hong Kong • Technical assessment of water pollution and its control ( 3 weeks, ZT ) – Sources, flow rates, and characteristics of wastewater
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