Job No.: TCS00694/13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agreement No. CE 45/2008 (CE)

Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai

Boundary Control Point and Associated Works

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31st Quarterly Environmental Monitoring & Audit Summary Report –

(February to April 2021)

 

 

 

 

 

Prepared For

 

 

 

 

 

Civil Engineering and Development

Department (CEDD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quality Index

Date

Reference No.

Prepared By

Certified By

28 June 2021

TCS00694/13/600/R2653v2

Nicola Hon

(Environmental Consultant)

T.W. Tam

(Environmental Team Leader)

 

 

Version

Date

Description

1

22 June 2021

First Submission

2

28 June 2021

Amended as per IEC’s comment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 31st 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 2021 to 30 April 2021 (hereinafter “Reporting Period”).

 

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 3 and Contract 6.  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

7 (@)

345

24-hour TSP

7 (@)

119

Construction Noise

Leq(30min) Daytime

8 (~)

104

Water Quality

Water in-situ measurement and/or sampling

WM1 & WM1-C,

36 scheduled

WM2A & WM2A-Cx

36 scheduled

WM2B & WM2B-C

(*) 36 Scheduled

WM3x &WM3-C

(*) 36 scheduled

WM4, WM4-CA &WM4-CB

36 scheduled

Ecology

Woodland compensation

i)      General Health condition of planted species

ii)     Survival of planted species

9 Quadrats and transect

1

Wetland compensation

i)        Site inspection

Contract 6

13

Joint Site Inspection / Audit

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

Contract 3

13

Contract 6

13

Note: Extra monitoring day was due to measurement results exceedance

 (*) During the whole reporting period, water sampling was unable to carry out at WM2B, WM2B-C due to shallow water. Besides, WM3-C was also unable to carry out 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 July 2020.

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

 

Breaches of Action/Limit levels

ES.03.   In the Reporting Period, no exceedance was recorded for construction noise, air quality and water quality monitoring.  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

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

 

ES.04.   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, the revised “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 5 February 2021. Revised termination proposal for Contract 3 was submitted to EPD on 9 April 2021 and revised termination proposal for Contract 6 was still under revised by ETL.

 

Environmental Complaint

ES.05.   No environmental complaint was recorded in the Reporting Period.

 

Notification of Summons and Successful Prosecutions

ES.06.   No environmental summons or successful prosecutions were recorded in the Reporting Period.

 

Reporting Changes

ES.07.   No reporting change was recorded in the Reporting period.

 

Future key issues

ES.08.   As wet season is approaching, 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.

 

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.

 


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  7

3       Project Organization and Construction progress  8

3.1          General  8

3.2          Monitoring Parameters  8

3.3          Monitoring Locations  8

3.4          Monitoring Frequency and Period   11

3.5          Monitoring Equipment  11

3.6          Monitoring Methodology   13

3.7          Equipment Calibration   15

3.8          Derivation of Action/Limit (A/L) Levels  16

3.9          Data Management and Data QA/QC Control  16

4       Air Quality Monitoring   18

4.1          General  18

4.2          Summary of Monitoring Results  18

5       Construction Noise Monitoring   19

5.1          General  19

5.2          Summary of Monitoring Results  19

6       Water Quality Monitoring   21

6.1          General  21

6.2          Summary of Monitoring Results  21

7       ECOLOGY MONITORING   23

7.1          Monitoring on Woodland Compensation   23

7.2          Monitoring on Wetland Compensation   23

8       Waste Management   24

8.1          General Waste Management  24

8.2          Records of Waste Quantities  24

9       Site Inspections  25

9.1          requirements  25

10     Non-compliance, Complaints, Notifications of Summons and Prosecutions  26

10.1        Status of Non-compliance Environmental Complaint, Summons and Prosecution   26

11     Implementation Status of Mitigation Measures  28

11.1        General Requirements  28

12     Conclusions and Recommendations  30

12.1        Conclusions  30

12.2        Recommendations  30

 


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 6

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

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

Table 6-4      Summary of the Water Quality Monitoring Results – Contracts 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 3

Table 9-2      Summary of Reminders/Observations of Site Inspection – Contract 6

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

Appendix J Implementation Status of mitigation measures for Operation Phase

 

 

 


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 programme in accordance with the approved EM&A Manual, as well as the associated duties.

 

1.1.5.      This is the 31st Quarterly EM&A Summary Report presenting the monitoring results and inspection findings for the Reporting Period from 1 February 2021 to 30 April 2021.

 

1.2  Report Structure

1.2.1        The Quarterly 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     Non-compliance, Complaints, Notifications of Summons and Prosecutions

Section 11     Implementation Status of Mitigation Measures

Section 12     Conclusions and Recommendations


2        Project Organization and Construction progress

2.1  Construction Contract Packaging

2.1.1        To facilitate the project management and implementation, the Project would be divided by the following contracts:

·                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)

·                Contract 7 (NE/2014/03)

·                ArchSD Contract No. SS C505

 

2.1.2        The details of each contracts is summarized below and the delineation of each contracts is shown in Appendix A.

 

Contract 2 (CV/2012/08)

2.1.3        Contract 2 has award