Job No.: TCS00694/13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agreement No. CE 45/2008 (CE)

Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai

Boundary Control Point and Associated Works

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15th Quarterly Environmental Monitoring & Audit Summary Report –

(February to April 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

Prepared For

 

 

 

 

 

Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quality Index

Date

Reference No.

Prepared By

Certified By

21 July 2017

TCS00694/13/600/R1060v2

Nicola Hon

(Environmental Consultant)

T.W. Tam

(Environmental Team Leader)

 

 

 

Version

Date

Description

1

       18 July 2017

First Submission

2

21 July 2017

Amended against the IEC’s comments on 20 July 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

This report has been prepared by Action-United Environmental Services & Consulting with all reasonable skill, care and diligence within the terms of the Agreement with the client, incorporating our General Terms and Conditions of Business and taking account of the resources devoted to it by agreement with the client. We disclaim any responsibility to the client and others in respect of any matters outside the scope of the above. This report is confidential to the client and we accept no responsibility of whatsoever nature to third parties to whom this report, or any part thereof, is made known. Any such party relies upon the report at their own risk.

 


 

 

 

Executive Summary

ES.01.   This is the 15th Quarterly EM&A Summary Report for the “Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point and Associated Works” under Environmental Permit No. EP-404/2011/D (hereinafter ‘‘the EP’’), covering the period from 1 February to 30 April 2017 (hereinafter “Reporting Period”).

 

Environmental Monitoring and Audit Activities

ES.02.   In the Reporting Period, the construction works under Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point and Associated Works of the Project included Contract 2, Contract 3, 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

Monitoring Parameters / Inspection

Reporting Period

Monitoring Locations / Contracts

Total Occasions  

Air Quality

1-hour TSP

9

432

24-hour TSP

9

144

Construction Noise

Leq(30min) Daytime

10

130

Water Quality

Water in-situ measurement and/or sampling

WM1 & WM1-C,

38 scheduled and 4 extra of sampling day

WM2A & WM2A-Cx

38 scheduled and 5 extra of sampling day

WM2B & WM2B-C

38 scheduled and 0 extra of sampling day

WM3 &WM3-C

38 scheduled and 4 extra of sampling day

WM4, WM4-CA &WM4-CB

38 scheduled and 1 extra of sampling day

Ecology

Woodland compensation

i)     General Health condition of planted species

ii)   Survival of planted species

9 Quadrats

2  

(Jan-Feb 2017) & (Mar-Apr 2017)

Joint Site Inspection / Audit

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

Contract 2

13

Contract 3

13

Contract 6

13

Contract 7

13

Contract SS C505 (#)

13

Note: Extra monitoring day was due to measurement results exceedance

(#) IEC only joined 1 event of site inspection for Contract SS C505 in April 2017.

 

Breaches of Action/Limit levels

ES.03.   In the Reporting Period, no noise complaint which triggered Action Level and Limit Level exceedance was registered for construction noise.  For air quality, there were 3 Action Level exceedances recorded.  For water quality monitoring, a total of 43 of Limit Level exceedance were recorded.  The summary of exceedance for the Reporting Period is shown below.

 

Environmental Aspect

Monitoring Parameters

Action Level

Limit Level

Event & Action

NOE Issued

Investigation

Corrective Actions

Air Quality

1-hour TSP

0

0

0

--

--

24-hour TSP

3

0

3

Not project related

NA

Construction Noise

Leq(30min) Daytime

0

0

0

--

--

Water Quality

DO

0

0

0

--

--

Turbidity

0

16

16

Investigation results revealed that all exceedances were not related to the works under the project.

The Contractor was reminded to implement water quality mitigation measures in accordance with ISEMM of the EM&A Manual requirements

SS

0

27

27

 

Environmental Complaint

ES.04.   In this Reporting Period, five (5) documented environmental complaints were received under the EM&A Programme with respect to noise and wastewater issues.  Investigation results revealed that all the received complaints were not related to works under Project.

 

Notification of Summons and Successful Prosecutions

ES.05.   No environmental summons or successful prosecutions were recorded in the Reporting Period.  

 

Reporting Changes

ES.06.   In the Reporting Period, EPD has approved the revised EM&A Programme (Rev.7) which included the proposal for not necessary to perform noise measurement during restricted hours periods.  Therefore, noise measurement during restricted hours periods will be ceased on 7 April 2017 in accordance with the updated EM&A Programme (Rev. 07) (Section 3.1.5) (EPD ref.: ( ) in EP2/N7/A/52 Ax(1) Pt.20 dated 7 April 2017)

 

ES.07.   Moreover, EPD has approved the revised EM&A Programme (Rev.7) which proposed that (1) if the measured water depth of the monitoring station is lower than 150 mm, alternative location based on the criteria were selected to perform water monitoring; and (2) If no suitable alternative location could be found within 15m far from the original location, the sampling at that location will be cancelled since sampling at too far from the designated location could not make a representative sample in accordance with the updated EM&A Programme (Rev. 07) (Section 4.1.4) (EPD ref.: ( ) in EP2/N7/A/52 Ax(1) Pt.20 dated 7 April 2017)

 

Future key issues

ES.08.   During wet season, 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, Kwan Tei River or public area should be properly maintained.  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.

 

ES.09.   In addition, 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.

 

ES.10.   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.

 

ES.11.   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  2

2.1          Construction Contract Packaging   2

2.2          Project Organization   4

2.3          Concurrent Projects  6

2.4          Construction Progress  6

2.5          Summary of Environmental Submissions  8

3       Project Organization and Construction progress  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   1

4.1          General  1

4.2          Summary of Monitoring Results  1

5       Construction Noise Monitoring   3

5.1          General  3

5.2          Summary of Monitoring Results  3

5.3          Noise Monitoring Results (Restricted Hours) 4

6       Water Quality Monitoring   6

6.1          General  6

6.2          Summary of Monitoring Results  6

7       Ecology Monitoring   11

7.1          General  11

8       Waste Management   12

8.1          General Waste Management  12

8.2          Records of Waste Quantities  12

9       Site Inspections  14

9.1          requirements  14

10     Non-compliance, Complaints, Notifications of Summons and Prosecutions  16

10.1        Status of Non-compliance Environmental Complaint, Summons and Prosecution   16

11     Implementation Status of Mitigation Measures  20

11.1        General Requirements  20

12     Conclusions and Recommendations  21

12.1        Conclusions  21

12.2        Recommendations  21

 


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     Summary of Air Quality Monitoring Results

Table 4-2      Summaries of Breaches of Air Quality A/L Levels

Table 5-1     Summary of Construction Noise Monitoring Results

Table 5-2      Summaries of Breaches of Construction Noise A/L Levels

Table 5-3      Summary of Construction Noise Monitoring Results for Restricted Hours

Table 6-1      Summary of the Water Quality Monitoring Results – Contracts SS C505 & 6

Table 6-2      Summary of the Water Quality Monitoring Results – Contracts 2 & 3

Table 6-3      Summary of the Water Quality Monitoring Results – Contract 6

Table 6-4      Summary of the Water Quality Monitoring Results – Contracts 2 & 6

Table 6-5      Summaries of Breaches of the Existing Water Quality A/L Levels

Table 6-6      Summary of Water Quality Exceedance in the Reporting Period

Table 8-1      Summary of Quantities of Inert C&D Materials

Table 8-2      Summary of Quantities of C&D Wastes

Table 9-1      Summary of Reminders/Observations of Site Inspection – Contract 2

Table 9-2      Summary of Reminders/Observations of Site Inspection – Contract 3

Table 9-3      Summary of Reminders/Observations of Site Inspection – Contract 6

Table 9-4      Summary of Reminders/Observations of Site Inspection – Contract SS C505

Table 9-5      Summary of Reminders/Observations of Site Inspection – Contract 7

Table 10-1    Statistical Summary of Environmental Complaints

Table 10-2    Statistical Summary of Environmental Summons

Table 10-3    Statistical Summary of Environmental Prosecution

Table 11-1    Environmental Mitigation Measures

 

List of Annexes

Appendix A  Layout plan of the Project

Appendix B  Environmental Management Organization Chart

Appendix C  Designated Monitoring Locations as Recommended in the Approved EM&A Manual

Appendix D  Monitoring Locations for Impact Monitoring

Appendix E  Event and Action Plan

Appendix F Graphical Plots for Monitoring Result

Appendix G Weather information

Appendix H Waste Flow Table

Appendix I Implementation Schedule for Environmental Mitigation Measures

 

 


1        Introduction

1.1  Project Background

1.1.1.      Civil Engineering and Development Department is the Project Proponent and the Permit Holder of Agreement No. CE 45/2008 (CE) Liantang / Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point and Associated Works, which is a Designated Project to be implemented under Environmental Permit number EP-404/2011/C granted on 12 March 2015 and the latest Environmental Permit number EP-404/2011/D granted on 20 January 2017.

 

1.1.2.      The Project consists of two main components: Construction of a Boundary Control Point (hereinafter referred as “BCP”); and Construction of a connecting road alignment.  Layout plan of the Project is shown in Appendix A.

 

1.1.3.      The proposed BCP is located at the boundary with Shenzhen near the existing Chuk Yuen Village, comprising a main passenger building with passenger and cargo processing facilities and the associated customs, transport and ancillary facilities.  The connecting road alignment consists of six main sections:

1)             Lin Ma Hang to Frontier Closed Area (FCA) Boundary – this section comprises at-grade and viaducts and includes the improvement works at Lin Ma Hang Road;

2)             Ping Yeung to Wo Keng Shan – this section stretches from the Frontier Closed Area Boundary to the tunnel portal at Cheung Shan and comprises at-grade and viaducts including an interchange at Ping Yeung;

3)             North Tunnel – this section comprises the tunnel segment at Cheung Shan and includes a ventilation building at the portals on either end of the tunnel;

4)             Sha Tau Kok Road – this section stretches from the tunnel portal at Wo Keng Shan to the tunnel portal south of Loi Tung and comprises at-grade and viaducts including an interchange at Sha Tau Kok and an administration building;

5)             South Tunnel – this section comprises a tunnel segment that stretches from Loi Tung to Fanling and includes a ventilation building at the portals on either end of the tunnel as well as a ventilation building in the middle of the tunnel near Lau Shui Heung;

6)             Fanling – this section comprises the at-grade, viaducts and interchange connection to the existing Fanling Highway.

 

1.1.4.      Action-United Environmental Services & Consulting has been commissioned as an Independent ET to implement the relevant EM&A program in accordance with the approved EM&A Manual, as well as the associated duties.

 

1.1.5.      This is the 15th Quarterly EM&A Summary Report presenting the monitoring results and inspection findings for the Reporting Period from