Job No.: TCS00694/13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agreement No. CE 45/2008 (CE)

Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai

Boundary Control Point and Associated Works

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monthly Environmental Monitoring and Audit Report (No.37) – August 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prepared For

 

 

 

 

Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Reference No.

Prepared By

Certified By

12 September 2016

TCS00694/13/600/R0590v2

Nicola Hon

 (Environmental Consultant)

Tam Tak Wing

(Environmental Team Leader)

 

Version

Date

Remarks

1

8 September 2016

First Submission

2

12 September 2016

Amended according to the IEC’s comments on 10 September 2016

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

executive summary

ES01            This is the 37th monthly EM&A report presenting the monitoring results and inspection findings for the reporting period from 1 to 31 August 2016 (hereinafter ‘the Reporting Period’).

 

Environmental Monitoring and Audit Activities

ES02            To facilitate the project management and implementation, Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point and Associated Works of the Project is divided to seven CEDD contracts including Contract 2 (CV/2012/08), Contract 3 (CV/2012/09), Contract 4 (TCSS), Contract 5 (CV/2013/03), Contract 6 (CV/2013/08) and Contract 7 (NE/2014/03) and an ArshSD contract (Contract SS C505).

 

ES03            In the Reporting Period, the construction works under Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point and Associated Works of the Project currently included Contract 2, Contract 3, Contract 5, Contract 6, Contract 7 and Contract SS C505.  Environmental monitoring activities under the EM&A programme in the Reporting Period are summarized in the following table.

 

Environmental Aspect

Environmental Monitoring Parameters / Inspection

Reporting Period

Number of Monitoring Locations to undertake

Total Occasions  

Air Quality

1-hour TSP

9

147

24-hour TSP

9

49

Construction Noise

Leq(30min) Daytime

10

45

Water Quality

Water in-situ measurement and/or sampling

WM1 & WM1-C,

14 Scheduled & 0 extra

WM2A(a) & WM2A-Cx

14 Scheduled & 5 extra

WM2B & WM2B-C

14 Scheduled & 4 extra

WM3x &WM3-C

14 Scheduled & 0 extra

WM4, WM4-CA &WM4-CB

14 Scheduled & 0 extra

Joint Site Inspection / Audit

IEC, ET, the Contractor and RE joint site Environmental Inspection and Auditing

Contract 2

4

Contract 3

5

Contract 5

5

Contract 6

4

Contract 7

5

Contract SS C505

5

Note: Extra monitoring day was due to measurement results exceedance

 

Breach of Action and Limit (A/L) Levels

ES04            In the Reporting Period, no air quality exceedance and construction noise exceedance was registered for the Project.  For water quality monitoring, a total of thirty-two (32) Action/ Limit Level exceedances were recorded. The summary of exceedance in the Reporting Period is shown below.

 

Environmental Aspect

Monitoring Parameters

Action Level

Limit Level

Event & Action

NOE Issued

Investigation Result

Corrective Actions

Air Quality

1-hour TSP

0

0

0

--

--

24-hour TSP

0

0

0

--

--

Construction Noise

Leq(30min) Daytime

0

0

0

--

--

Water Quality

DO

0

0

0

--

--

Turbidity

2

10

12

The exceedances on 2, 3, 4, 10, 11 and 12 August  2016 were not project related.

Exceedances on 18, 19, 22, 23, 24 and 31 August 2016 are under investigation. 

It was reminded that the all the Contractor  shall implement water quality mitigation measures in accordance with ISEMM of the EM&A Manual requirements

SS

0

20

20

 

Environmental Complaint

ES05            In this Reporting Period, one (1) documented environmental complaint was received in respect of the wastewater issue related to Contract 6.  Upon receipt of the complaints, RE, IEC and ET with the relevant Contractors has immediately undertaken investigation. Follow up actions have been undertaking by the Contractor to resolve the deficiencies and investigation report conducted by ET had submitted to all relevant parties. 

 

Notification of Summons and Successful Prosecutions

ES06            No environmental summons or successful prosecutions were recorded in the Reporting Period.  

 

Reporting Change

ES07            No reporting changes were made in the Reporting Period.

 

Site Inspection

ES08            In this Reporting Period, joint site inspection to evaluate the site environmental performance at Contract 2 has been carried out by the RE, IEC, ET and the Contractor on 5, 12, 19 and 26 August 2016.  No non-compliance was noted.

 

ES09            In the Reporting Period, joint site inspection to evaluate the site environmental performance at Contract 3 has been carried out by the RE, IEC, ET and the Contractor on 1, 8, 15, 24 and 29 August 2016.  No non-compliance was noted.

 

ES10            In the Reporting Period, joint site inspection to evaluate the site environmental performance at Contract 5 has been carried out by the RE, IEC, ET and the Contractor on 5, 9, 16, 23 and 30 August 2016.  No non-compliance was noted.

 

ES11            In the Reporting Period, joint site inspection to evaluate the site environmental performance at Contract 6 has been carried out by the RE, IEC, ET and the Contractor on 4, 11, 18 and 25 August 2016.  No non-compliance was noted.

 

ES12            In the Reporting Period, joint site inspection to evaluate the site environmental performance at Contract SS C505 has been carried out by the RE, IEC, ET and the Contractor on 3, 9, 17, 24 and 31 August 2016.  No non-compliance was noted.

 

ES13            In the Reporting Period, joint site inspection to evaluate the site environmental performance at Contract 7 has been carried out by the RE, IEC, ET and the Contractor on 5, 9, 16, 23 and 30 August 2016.  No non-compliance was noted.

 

Future Key Issues

ES14            As wet season has come, preventive measures for muddy water or other water pollutants from site surface flow to local stream such as Kong Yiu Channel, Ma Wat Channel, Ping Yuen River or public area would be the key issue.  The Contractors should paid special attention on water quality mitigation measures and fully implement according ISEMM of the EM&A Manual, in particular for working areas near Ma Wat Channel and Ping Yuen River.  Moreover, all effluent discharge shall be ensure to fulfill Technical Memorandum of Effluent Discharged into Drainage and Sewerage Systems, inland and Coastal Waters criteria or discharge permits stipulation.

 

ES15            Construction noise would be a key environmental issue during construction work of the Project.  Noise mitigation measures such as using quiet plants should be implemented in accordance with the EM&A requirement.

 

ES16            Since most of construction sites under the Project are located adjacent to villages, the Contractors should fully implement air quality mitigation measures to reduce construction dust emission.

 

 


Table of Contents

1     Introduction   1

1.1            Project Background   1

1.2            Report Structure  1

2     Project Organization and Construction progress  3

2.1            Construction Contract Packaging   3

2.2            Project Organization   5

2.3            Concurrent Projects  7

2.4            Construction Progress  7

2.5            Summary of Environmental Submissions  9

3     Summary of Impact Monitoring Requirements  14

3.1            General  14

3.2            Monitoring Parameters  14

3.3            Monitoring Locations  14

3.4            Monitoring Frequency and Period   16

3.5            Monitoring Equipment  17

3.6            Monitoring Methodology   19

3.7            Equipment Calibration   21

3.8            Derivation of Action/Limit (A/L) Levels  21

3.9            Data Management and Data QA/QC Control  22

4     Air Quality Monitoring   23

4.1            General  23

4.2            Air Quality Monitoring Results in Reporting Month   23

5     Construction Noise Monitoring   26

5.1            General  26

5.2            Noise Monitoring Results in Reporting Month   26

6     Water Quality Monitoring   27

6.1            General  27

6.2            Results of Water Quality Monitoring   27

7     Waste Management   31

7.1            General Waste Management  31

7.2            Records of Waste Quantities  31

8     Site Inspection   32

8.1            requirements  32

8.2            Findings / Deficiencies During the Reporting Month   32

9     Environmental Complaint and Non-Compliance   37

9.1            Environmental Complaint, Summons and Prosecution   37

10   Implementation Status of Mitigation Measures  41

10.1          General Requirements  41

10.2          Tentative Construction Activities in the Coming Month   41

10.3          Key Issues for the Coming Month   42

11   Conclusions and Recommendations  44

11.1          Conclusions  44

11.2          Recommendations  44

 


List of TABLES

Table 2-1        Status of Environmental Licenses and Permits of the Contracts

Table 3-1        Summary of EM&A Requirements

Table 3-2        Impact Monitoring Stations - Air Quality

Table 3-3        Impact Monitoring Stations - Construction Noise

Table 3-4        Impact Monitoring Stations - Water Quality

Table 3-5        Air Quality Monitoring Equipment

Table 3-6        Construction Noise Monitoring Equipment

Table 3-7        Water Quality Monitoring Equipment

Table 3-8        Action and Limit Levels for Air Quality Monitoring

Table 3-9        Action and Limit Levels for Construction Noise

Table 3-10      Action and Limit Levels for Water Quality

Table 4-1