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.89) – December 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prepared For

 

 

 

 

Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Reference No.

Prepared By

Certified By

12 January 2021

TCS00694/13/600/R2596v2

Nicola Hon

 (Environmental Consultant)

Tam Tak Wing

(Environmental Team Leader)

 

Version

Date

Remarks

 1

8 January 2021

First Submission

 2

12 January 2021

Amended As Per IEC’s comment

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

executive summary

ES01            This is the 89th monthly Environmental Monitoring & Audit (EM&A) report presenting the monitoring results and inspection findings for the reporting period from 1 to 31 December 2020 (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 six CEDD contracts including Contract 2 (CV/2012/08), Contract 3 (CV/2012/09), Contract 4 (NE/2014/02), 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, 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

7 (#)

114

24-hour TSP

7 (#)

42

Construction Noise

Leq(30min) Daytime

8 (~)

40

Water Quality

Water in-situ measurement and/or sampling

WM1 & WM1-C

12 Scheduled & 0 extra

WM2A(a) & WM2A-Cx

12 Scheduled & 0 extra

WM2B & WM2B-C

12 Scheduled & 0 extra (*)

WM3x &WM3-C

12 Scheduled & 0 extra (*)

WM4, WM4-CA &WM4-CB

12 Scheduled & 0 extra

Ecology

Woodland compensation

i)      General Health condition of planted species

ii)     Survival of planted species

9 Quadrats and transect

0

Wetland compensation

i)        Site inspection

Contract 6

5

Joint Site Inspection / Audit

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

Contract 3

5

Contract 6

5

Remark:

                          (*) Water sampling was unable to carry out at WM2B and WM2B-C in the Reporting Period due to shallow water. Besides, WM3-C was also unable to carry out in the Reporting Period due to shallow water.  (Water depth under 150mm).

                          (#) Number of air monitoring location changed to 7 since the partial termination proposal approved by EPD on 9 Jul 2020.

                          (~) Number of noise monitoring location changed to 8 since the partial termination proposal approved by EPD on 9 Jul 2020.

 

ES04            As the major construction work under Contract 3 and Contract 6 were substantially completed. In view of insignificant environmental impacts of the remaining outstanding construction works of Contracts 3 and 6, “proposal for termination of the Construction Phase Environmental Monitoring & Audit (EM&A) Programme for the remaining Contract 3 and Contract 6 of the Project” which certified by ETL and verified by IEC, was submitted to Environmental Protection Department (EPD) on 18 November 2020. EPD issued comments on 6 January 2021 and the revised proposal is still underway by ET.

Action and Limit (A/L) Levels exceedance

ES05            In the Reporting Period, no exceedance was recorded for construction noise, air quality and water quality monitoring. 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

Project related exceedance

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

0

0

0

--

--

SS

0

0

0

 

Environmental Complaint

ES06            No environmental complaint was recorded in the Reporting Period.

Notification of Summons and Successful Prosecutions

ES07            No environmental summons and prosecutions were recorded in the Reporting Period. 

Reporting Change

ES08            No reporting change was recorded in the Reporting period.

Site Inspection

ES09            In the Reporting Period, joint site inspection to evaluate the site environmental performance at Contract 3 has been carried out by the RE, ET, IEC and the Contractor on 4, 9, 17, 23 and 30 December 2020.  No non-compliance was noted during the site inspection. 

ES10            In the Reporting Period, joint site inspection to evaluate the site environmental performance at Contract 6 has been carried out by the RE, ET, IEC and the Contractor on 4, 9, 17, 22 and 30 December 2020.  No non-compliance was noted during the site inspection. 

Future Key Issues

ES11            During dry season and in consideration of construction site under the Project are located adjacent to villages, the Contractors should fully implement air quality mitigation measures to reduce construction dust emission.

ES12            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.

ES13            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.

 

 

 

 

 


Table of Contents

1     Introduction   1

1.1            Project Background   1

1.2            Report Structure  1