Legal principles which apply when challenges are made to the approval of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report and the issuance of an Environmental Permit (EP) by the Director of Environmental Protection (Director) in the Director’s capacity as both the applicant and grantor of approval.

The Court of First Instance considered the legal principles which apply in the above circumstance in Leung Hon Wai v. Director of Environmental Protection and Town Planning Board (HCAL 49/2012), which concerns a judicial review relating to a "designated project" to construct and operate a muncipal wastes incinerator (Project).

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