Job No.: TCS00694/13










Agreement No. CE 45/2008 (CE)

Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai

Boundary Control Point and Associated Works










19th Quarterly Environmental Monitoring & Audit Summary Report –

(February to April 2018)






Prepared For






Civil Engineering and Development

Department (CEDD)










Quality Index


Reference No.

Prepared By

Certified By

14 August 2018


Nicola Hon

(Environmental Consultant)

T.W. Tam

(Environmental Team Leader)








24 July 2018

First Submission


14 August 2018

Amended according to the IEC’s comment on 31 July 2018







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Executive Summary

ES.01.   This is the 19th 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 2018 (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



24-hour TSP


134 (^)

Construction Noise

Leq(30min) Daytime



Water Quality

Water in-situ measurement and/or sampling

WM1 & WM1-C,

37 scheduled and 0 extra of sampling day

WM2A & WM2A-Cx

37 scheduled and 2 extra of sampling day


(*) 37 Scheduled

WM3 &WM3-C

38 scheduled and 2 extra of sampling day


38 scheduled and 2 extra of sampling day


Woodland compensation

i)     General Health condition of planted species

ii)   Survival of planted species

9 Quadrats


Joint Site Inspection / Audit

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

Contract 2


Contract 3


Contract 4


Contract 6


Contract 7


Contract SS C505 (#)


Note: Extra monitoring day was due to measurement results exceedance

(#) IEC only joined inspection for Contract SS C505 once per month.

(*) During the whole reporting period, water sampling was unable to carry out at WM2B and WM2B-C due to shallow water (water depth under 150mm)

(^) 24-hour TSP monitoring at AM1b has been temporary suspended since 27 April 2018 as rented land was demolished and returned to the landlord. Alterative location to replaced AM1b is being seeking by ET for IEC and EPD approval.


Breaches of Action/Limit levels

ES.03.   In the Reporting Period, no noise exceedance and valid noise complaint was registered for construction noise.  For air quality, there was 1 Limit Level exceedance recorded for 24-hour TSP monitoring. For water quality monitoring, a total of 11 Limit Level exceedances were recorded under the Project.  The summary of exceedance for the Reporting Period is shown below.


Environmental Aspect

Monitoring Parameters

Action Level

Limit Level

Event & Action

NOE Issued


Corrective Actions

Air Quality

1-hour TSP






24-hour TSP




Not project related


Construction Noise

Leq(30min) Daytime






Water Quality











      All exceedances were not project related.

The Contractor should fully implement water quality mitigation measure.






ES.04.   Investigation report for the 24-hour TSP monitoring was completed by ET. Investigation results revealed that the Contractor had properly implemented dust mitigation measures such covering of the stockpile and providing water spraying for dusty haul road and dusty area.  Since Joss paper burning was suspected to be conducted during period of sampling, which affecting the monitoring result, it was conducted that the exceedance was not caused by the works under the Project.


ES.05.   Investigation Report for all water quality exceedances was completed by ET.  Investigation results revealed that the Contractor had properly implemented water quality mitigation measures such as well-maintained the wastewater treatment facility and covered the expose area with impervious sheet. It was concluded that the exceedances were related to the unknown source of muddy water contributed from outside the project area and not caused by the works under the Project. Nevertheless, the Contractor was reminded to fully implement the water quality mitigation measure throughout the constriction phase as far as practicable.


Environmental Complaint

ES.06.   In this Reporting Period, four (4) documented environmental complaints were received regarding the dust and water quality issues under the EM&A Programme.  The Investigation Reports for the complaints were completed by ET without further comments from IEC. 


Notification of Summons and Successful Prosecutions

ES.07.   No environmental summons or successful prosecutions were recorded in the Reporting Period.


Reporting Changes

ES.08.   No reporting changes were made in the Reporting Period.


Future key issues

ES.09.   During rainy 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.10.   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.11.   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.12.   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  13

3.1          General  13

3.2          Monitoring Parameters  13

3.3          Monitoring Locations  13

3.4          Monitoring Frequency and Period   15

3.5          Monitoring Equipment  16

3.6          Monitoring Methodology   18

3.7          Equipment Calibration   20

3.8          Derivation of Action/Limit (A/L) Levels  20

3.9          Data Management and Data QA/QC Control  21

4       Air Quality Monitoring   22

4.1          General  22

4.2          Summary of Monitoring Results  22

5       Construction Noise Monitoring   24

5.1          General  24

5.2          Summary of Monitoring Results  24

6       Water Quality Monitoring   26

6.1          General  26

6.2          Summary of Monitoring Results  26

7       Ecology Monitoring   29

7.1          General  29

8       Waste Management   30

8.1          General Waste Management  30

8.2          Records of Waste Quantities  30

9       Site Inspections  32

9.1          requirements  32

10     Non-compliance, Complaints, Notifications of Summons and Prosecutions  35

10.1        Status of Non-compliance Environmental Complaint, Summons and Prosecution   35

11     Implementation Status of Mitigation Measures  38

11.1        General Requirements  38

12     Conclusions and Recommendations  39

12.1        Conclusions  39

12.2        Recommendations  39


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 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 4

Table 9-4     Summary of Reminders/Observations of Site Inspection – Contract 6

Table 9-5     Summary of Reminders/Observations of Site Inspection – Contract SS C505

Table 9-6     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 19th Quarterly EM&A Summary Report presenting the monitoring results and inspection findings for the Reporting Period from 1 February to 30 April 2018.


1.2  Report Structure

1.2.1        The Quarterly Environmental Monitoring and Audit (EM&A) Summary Report is structured into the following sections:-

Section 1       Introduction

Section 2       Project Organization and Construction progress

Section 3       Summary of Impact monitoring Requirements

Section 4       Air Quality Monitoring

Section 5       Construction Noise Monitoring

Section 6       Water Quality Monitoring

Section 7       Ecology Monitoring