Job No.: TCS00694/13










Agreement No. CE 45/2008 (CE)

Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai

Boundary Control Point and Associated Works










22nd Quarterly Environmental Monitoring & Audit Summary Report –

(November 2018 to January 2019)






Prepared For






Civil Engineering and Development

Department (CEDD)










Quality Index


Reference No.

Prepared By

Certified By

8 April 2019


Nicola Hon

(Environmental Consultant)

T.W. Tam

(Environmental Team Leader)







1 April 2019

First Submission


2 April 2019

Amended against IEC’s comment on 2 April 2019


8 April 2019

Amended against IEC’s comment on 3 April 2019







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Executive Summary

ES.01.   This is the 22nd 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 November 2018 to 31 January 2019 (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



Construction Noise

Leq(30min) Daytime



Water Quality

Water in-situ measurement and/or sampling

WM1 & WM1-C,

39 scheduled and 1 extra of sampling day

WM2A & WM2A-Cx

39 scheduled and 5 extra of sampling day


(*) 39 Scheduled

WM3 &WM3-C

39 scheduled and 3 extra of sampling day


39 scheduled and 0 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)


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, no exceedance recorded for 1-hour TSP monitoring, however, one (1) Action Level exceedances of 24-hour TSP monitoring was recorded. For water quality monitoring, a total of 13 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











      Refer to ES.05

The Contractor should fully implement water quality mitigation measure.






ES.04.   There was one (1) Action Level exceedance of 24-hour TSP recorded at Location AM2.  Investigation result revealed that the Contractor has implemented dust mitigation measures to control the dust generated under the Project.  It was concluded that the exceedance was related to other dust source such as frequent road traffic apart from the project and work area owned by other project without proper maintenance site exit along Lin Ma Hang Road and unlikely due to the works under Contract works.


ES.05.   Investigation Report for all water quality exceedances was completed by ET.  Most of 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 and 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.  However, one investigation result revealed that exceedances recorded at WM3x on 10 November 2018 concluded that the exceedances were caused to the isolated incident of burst water pipe which related to the works under Contract 6.  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, five (5) documented environmental complaints were received under the EM&A programme with respective to the dust issues at Kau Lung Hang; the dust and water quality issues at Lin Ma Hang Road and dust issues at Chun Wo construction site near FEHD’s RCP.  The Investigation Reports for the complaints were completed by ET without further comments from IEC.


ES.07.   In addition, EPD’s recently ambush operation in Wo Keng Shan Road revealed that a dump truck carrying dusty construction waste materials from LT/HYW- C6 travelling to NENT Landfill on 14 December 2018 without proper cover.  A warning letter has been sent to the Contractor (CCKJV). To prevent recurrence of the case, CCKJV rejected the subject dump truck and the related driver from entering the site to perform the disposal activities effective immediately.  Also, specific training was provided to the representative of sub-contractor and urged him to convey the message to all of their dump truck drivers that the mechanical cover of the dump truck should be maintained fully close for the whole trip of the dumping activities.  To ensure the mechanical cover shall be covered properly before leaving the Site, the CHIT will only provide to the dump truck driver after checked the mechanical cover has been covered properly at site exit.


Notification of Summons and Successful Prosecutions

ES.08.   No environmental summons or successful prosecutions were recorded in the Reporting Period.


Reporting Changes

ES.09.   No reporting changes were made in the Reporting Period.


Future key issues

ES.10.   During dry season, special attention should be paid on the potential construction dust impact since most of the construction sites are adjacent to villages. The Contractor should fully implement the construction dust mitigation measures as appropriately.


ES.11.   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.12.   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.13.   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.14.   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   3

1.1          Project Background   3

1.2          Report Structure  3

2       Project Organization and Construction progress  3

2.1          Construction Contract Packaging   3

2.2          Project Organization   3

2.3          Concurrent Projects  3

2.4          Construction Progress  3

2.5          Summary of Environmental Submissions  3

3       Project Organization and Construction progress  3

3.1          General  3

3.2          Monitoring Parameters  3

3.3          Monitoring Locations  3

3.4          Monitoring Frequency and Period   3

3.5          Monitoring Equipment  3

3.6          Monitoring Methodology   3

3.7          Equipment Calibration   3

3.8          Derivation of Action/Limit (A/L) Levels  3

3.9          Data Management and Data QA/QC Control  3

4       Air Quality Monitoring   3

4.1          General  3

4.2          Summary of Monitoring Results  3

5       Construction Noise Monitoring   3

5.1          General  3

5.2          Summary of Monitoring Results  3

6       Water Quality Monitoring   3

6.1          General  3

6.2          Summary of Monitoring Results  3

7       Ecology Monitoring   3

7.1          General  3

8       Waste Management   3

8.1          General Waste Management  3

8.2          Records of Waste Quantities  3

9       Site Inspections  3

9.1          requirements  3

10     Non-compliance, Complaints, Notifications of Summons and Prosecutions  3

10.1        Status of Non-compliance Environmental Complaint, Summons and Prosecution   3

11     Implementation Status of Mitigation Measures  3

11.1        General Requirements  3

12     Conclusions and Recommendations  3

12.1        Conclusions  3

12.2        Recommendations  3


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 22nd Quarterly EM&A Summary Report presenting the monitoring results and inspection findings for the Reporting Period from 1 November 2018 to 31 January 2019.


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

Section 8       Waste Management

Section 9       Site Inspection

Section 10