Contract No: HK/2009/05

 

Wanchai Development Phase II and Central Wanchai Bypass

Sampling, Field Measurement and Testing Work (Stage 1)

 

 

Monthly Environmental Monitoring & Audit Report

 

- APR 2010 -

 

CLIENTS:

PREPARED BY:

 

 

Civil Engineering and Development

Department

 

and

 

Highways Department

 

Lam Geotechnics Limited

 

11/F Centre Point

181-185 Gloucester Road,

Wanchai, H.K.

 

Telephone: (852) 2882-3939

Facsimile: (852) 2882-3331

E-mail: info@lamenviro.com

Website: http://www.lamenviro.com

 

 

 

 

 

CHECKED by:



 

 

 

 

 

                        

Raymond Dai

Environmental Team Leader

 

 

 

DATE:

 

 

10 May 2010


Table of contents

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. iii

1.   Introduction. 1

1.1    Scope of the Report 1

1.2    Structure of the Report 1

2.   Project Background. 3

2.1    Background. 3

2.2    Scope of the Project and Site Description. 3

2.3    Division of the Project Responsibility. 4

2.4    Project Organization and Contact Personnel 5

3.   status of regulatory compliance. 9

3.1    Status of Environmental Licensing and Permitting under the Project 9

4.   Monitoring Requirements. 13

4.1    Noise Monitoring. 13

4.2    Air Monitoring. 14

4.3    Water Quality Monitoring. 16

5.   Monitoring Results. 20

5.1    Noise Monitoring Results. 20

5.2    Air Monitoring Results. 21

5.3    Water Monitoring Results. 22

5.4    Waste Monitoring Results. 24

6.   Compliance Audit. 25

6.1    Noise Monitoring. 25

6.2    Air Monitoring. 25

6.3    Water Quality Monitoring. 25

6.4    Review of the Reasons for and the Implications of Non-compliance. 26

6.5    Summary of action taken in the event of and follow-up on non-compliance. 26

7.   Cumulative Construction Impact due to the Concurrent Projects. 27

8.   Site Inspection. 28

9.   Complaints, Notification of Summons and Prosecution. 29

10.  Conclusion. 30


lIST OF TABLES

 

Table I      Summary of Environmental Inspections for HY/2009/11

Table 2.1     Schedule 2 Designated Projects under this Project

Table 2.2    Details of Individual Contracts under the Project

Table 2.3    Contact Details of Key Personnel

Table 3.1    Summary of the current status on licences and/or permits on environmental protection pertinent to the Project

Table 3.2    Cumulative Summary of Valid Licences and Permits under Contract no. HY/2009/11

Table 3.3    Summary of submission status under FEP-01/356/2009 Condition

Table 3.4    Cumulative Summary of Valid Licences and Permits under Contract no. HK/2009/01

Table 3.5    Summary of submission status under FEP-02/356/2009 Condition

Table 3.6    Cumulative Summary of Valid Licences and Permits under Contract no. HK/2009/02

Table 3.7    Summary of submission status under FEP-03/356/2009 Condition

Table 4.1    Noise Monitoring Station

Table 4.2    Air Monitoring Station

Table 4.3     Marine Water Quality Stations for Water Quality Monitoring

Table 4.4    Marine Water Quality Monitoring Frequency and Parameters

Table 5.1     Noise Monitoring Stations for HY/2009/11

Table 5.2     Noise Monitoring Station for HK/2009/01 and HK/2009/02

Table 5.3     Air Monitoring Stations for HY/2009/11

Table 5.4     Air Monitoring Stations for HK/2009/01

Table 5.5     Air Monitoring Station for HK/2009/02

Table 5.6     Water Monitoring Stations for HY/2009/11

Table 5.7     Water Monitoring Stations for HK/2009/01

Table 5.8     Water Monitoring Stations for HK/2009/02

Table 5.9    Details of Waste Disposal for HY/2009/11

Table 8.1    Summary of Environmental Inspections for HY/2009/11

Table 9.1    Cumulative Statistics on Complaints

Table 9.2    Cumulative Statistics on Successful Prosecutions

Table 10.1   Construction Activities and Recommended Mitigation Measures in Coming Reporting Month

Table 10.2   Summary of Key Construction Activities of Individual Contract(s) to be commenced in Coming Reporting Month

 

 

lIST OF FIGUREs

 

Figure 2.1     Project Layout

Figure 2.2     Project Organization Chart

Figure 4.1      Locations of Environmental Monitoring Stations

 

 

lIST OF APPENDIces

 

Appendix 3.1   Environmental Mitigation Implementation Schedule

Appendix 4.1   Action and Limit Level

Appendix 4.2   Copies of Calibration Certificates

Appendix 5.1   Monitoring Schedule for Reporting Month and Coming month

Appendix 5.2   Noise Monitoring Results and Graphical Presentations

Appendix 5.3   Water Quality Monitoring Results and Graphical Presentations

Appendix 6.1   Event Action Plans

Appendix 6.2   Summary for Notification of Exceedance       

Appendix 9.1   Complaint Log

Appendix 10.1  Construction Programme of Individual Contracts

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  1. This is the Environmental Monitoring and Audit (EM&A) Monthly Report  /span> April 2010 for Contract No. HK/2009/05 –Wanchai Development Phase II and Central Wanchai Bypass - Sampling, Field Measurement and Testing Work (Stage 1).  This report presents the environmental monitoring findings and information recorded during the period 28th March 2010 to 27th April 2010. The cut-off date of reporting is at 27th of each reporting month.

 

Construction Activities for the Reported Period

  1. During this reporting period, the major work activities for HY/2009/11 included:

- Dredging Works;

- Construction of haul road for Harbour Height;

- Construction of break water;

- Construction of special site hoarding and

- Construction of Community Liaison Center (CLC).

 

  1. Major construction activities for Contract HK/2009/01 are anticipated to be commenced in mid-May 2010. The major site preparation works in this reporting periods included:

- Interim Engineer’s Principal Office at Works areas WA1 is completed.

- Erection of interim Engineer’s Principal Office at Works areas WA2 is ongoing.

- Trial Pile staging, silt screen and silt curtain are under fabrication.

- Hoarding erection along the southern side & eastern side of the site is in progress.

- Marine site investigation for cross harbour water mains and reclamation.

- Dewatering at existing pump houses is completed. Inspection and structural condition are underway.

- Fabrication of special made flat top barge for dredging inside the HKCEC water channel

- Production of pipes and fittings for cooling water mains is underway.

- Installation of inclinometer no. E1.

- Ground investigation for P1 pipe pile wall.

 

  1. Major construction activities for Contract HK/2009/02 are anticipated to be commenced in mid-May 2010. The major site preparation works in this reporting periods included:

 -           Removal Major construction activities for existing footing at WSD Salt Water Pumping Station;

 -           Site clearance; and

 -           Hoarding & fencing erection

 

Noise Monitoring

  1. Noise monitoring during day time and evening time were conducted at the City Garden and Causeway Bay Community Centre on a weekly basis in the reporting period. One limit level exceedance was recorded on 8 April 2010 due to the noisy traffic noise from Island Eastern Corridor during the evening time noise monitoring. No action level exceedance was recorded in reporting month.

 

Air Quality Monitoring

  1. No air quality monitoring was undertaken during the reporting month.

 

Water Quality Monitoring

  1. Water quality monitoring at 6 designated monitoring stations namely WSD9, WSD10, WSD15, WSD17, C8 and C9 were conducted three days per week during the reporting period.  /span>

 

Suspended Solid

  1. Five action level exceedances were recorded at C8 during mid-flood on 30 March and 16 and 26 April 2010 and during mid-ebb on 7 and 10 April 2010;
  2. Six action level exceedances were recorded at C9 during mid-food on 28 March, 5 and 10 April 2010 and during mid-ebb on 7, 10 and 14 April 2010;
  3. One limit level exceedance was recorded at WSD17 during mid-flood on 26 April 2010.
  4. Two limit level exceedances were recorded at C8 during mid-flood on 28 March and 12 April 2010; and
  5. Four limit level exceedances were recorded at C9 during mid-flood on 30 March, 12, 16 and 26 April 2010.

 

Turbidity

  1. One action level exceedance was recorded at C8 during mid-ebb of 12 April 2010;
  2. Three limit level exceedances were recorded at C8 during mid-flood on 12, 16and 26 April 2010;
  3. Two action level exceedances were recorded at C9 during mid-flood on 10 and 19 April 2010;
  4. Three limit level exceedances were recorded at C9 during mid-flood of 5, 16 and 26 April 2010.

 

Complaints, Notifications of Summons and Successful Prosecutions

  1. No environmental complaints were received in the reporting month.

 

Site Inspections and Audit

  1. The Environmental Team (ET) conducted 5 site inspections in this reported period. Major observations by the ET, actions by the Contractor and outcome are summarized in the following Table I.

Table I       Summary of Environmental Inspections for HY/2009/11

Item

Date

Observations

Action taken by Contractor

Outcome

100330_01

30-Mar-10

Gap was found at the silt screen at WSD17 above the sea level, which was located under the red warning board.

Daily clearance and inspection of silt screen. Keep maintaining the silt screen in well condition.

Complete as observed on 8-Apr-10

100330_02

30-Mar-10

Gap was found on the RHS of the edge of silt screen at C8

Daily clearance and inspection of silt screen. Keep maintaining the silt screen in well condition.

Complete as observed on 8-Apr-10

100408_01

8-Apr-10

The level of floating foam, which was located on the left, near the red flat at LHS of silt screen at WSD17 was found a bit lowered.

Daily clearance and inspection of silt screen. Keep maintaining the silt screen in well condition.

Complete as observed on 14-Apr-10

100414_01

14-Apr-10

Gap was found at the silt screen at C8 (City Garden). Regular maintenance needs to be implemented.

Daily clearance and inspection of silt screen. Keep maintaining the silt screen in well condition.

Complete as observed on 27-Apr-10

100414_02

14-Apr-10

Gap was found at the silt curtain at the dredger, tightening of the rope to close the end gap need to be in place.

Daily clearance and inspection of silt screen. Keep maintaining the silt screen in well condition.

Complete as observed on 20-Apr-10

100420_01

20-Apr-10

A Gap was found at silt screen at C8 (City Garden) at RHS. (View from the boat)

Daily clearance and inspection of silt screen. Keep maintaining the silt screen in well condition.

Complete as observed on 27-Apr-10

100427_01

27-Apr-10

Large floating objects were found within the silt screen. Contractor was reminded to remove it as soon as possible.

Daily clearance and inspection of silt screen. Keep maintaining the silt screen in well condition.

Complete as observed on 4-May-10

 

Future Key Issues

  1. In coming reporting month, the principal work activities of individual contracts are anticipated as follows:

 

HY/2009/11- North Point Reclaimation

 -           Dredging Works;

 -           Construction of break water;

 -           Construction of special site hoarding and

 -           Construction of Community Liaison Center (CLC) at Oil Street.

 

HK/2009/01 - Wan Chai Development Phase II  Central –Wanchai Bypass at HKCEC

 -           Marine SI for cross harbour water mains and reclamation.

 -           Prefabrication of the pipe strings (max.120m long) in factory shall be proceeded.

 -           Silt screen installation for existing intake.

 -           Trial excavation and the subsequent installation of cooling mains & fresh water mains at Zone A1, A5 & B1.

 -           Tree transplantation at Wan Chai and TST.

 -           Structural remeasurement for the pump rooms.

 -           Instrumentation for reclamation

 -           Installation of temporary platform for pipe pile wall P1.

 -           Existing seawall and rock armour at the north side of the temporary platform for pipe pile P1 shall be removed.

 -           Surveying and installation of ADMS and vibrograph.

 -           Piled staging and the subsequent trial pile installation.

 

HK/2009/02 - Wan Chai Development II  Central  Wan Chai Bypass at WanChai East

 -           Site clearance;

 -           Hoarding & fencing erection;

 -           Excavation;

 -           Removal existing footing at WSD Salt Water Pumping Station;

 -           Removal existing footbridge staircase at Wan Shing Road;

 -           Road modification Works;

 -           Construction of temporary seawall; and

 -           Seabed dredging


1.     Introduction

1.1              Scope of the Report

1.1.1.      Lam Geotechnics Limited (LGL) has been appointed to work as the Environmental Team (ET) for Contractor No. HK/2009/05 Wan Chai Development Phase II and Central –Wan Chai Bypass  Sampling, Field Measurement and Testing Work (Stage 1) to implement the Environmental Monitoring and Audit (EM&A) programme as stipulated in the EM&A Manual of the approved Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report for Wan Chai Development phase II and Central-Wan Chai Bypass (Register No.: AEIAR-125/2008) and in the EM&A Manual of the approved EIA Report for Central-Wan Chai Bypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link (Register No. AEIAR-014/2001).

1.1.2.      This report presents the environmental monitoring and auditing work carried out in accordance to the Section 10.3 of EM&A Manual and  /span>Environmental Monitoring and Audit Requirements /span> under Particular Specification Section 27.

1.1.3.      This report documents the finding of EM&A works during the period 28th March to 27th April 2010. The cut-off date of reporting is at 27th of each reporting month.

 

1.2              Structure of the Report

 

Section 1    Introduction  details the scope and structure of the report.

 

Section 2    Project Background  summarizes background and scope of the project, site description, project organization and contact details of key personnel during the reporting period.

 

Section 3    Staus of Regulatory Compliance  summarizes the status of valid Environmental Permits / Licenses during the reporting period.

 

Section 4    Monitoring Requirements  summarizes all monitoring parameters, monitoring methodology and equipment, monitoring locations, monitoring frequency, criteria and respective event and action plan and monitoring programmes.

 

Section 5    Monitoring Results  summarizes the monitoring results obtained in the reporting period.

 

Section 6    Compliance Audit  summarizes the auditing of monitoring results, all exceedances environmental parameters.

 

Section 7    Cumulative Construction Impact due to the Concurrent Projects  summarizes the relevant cumulative construction impact due to the concurrent activities of the concurrent Projects.

 

Section 8    Site Inspection  summarizes the findings of weekly site inspections undertaken within the reporting period, with a review of any relevant follow-up actions within the reporting period.

 

Section 9    Complaints, Notification of summons and Prosecution  summarizes the cumulative statistics on complaints, notification of summons and prosecution

 

Section 10   Conclusion

2.     Project Background

2.1              Background

2.1.1.      “Wan Chai Development phase II and Central-Wan Chai Bypass and “Central-Wan Chai Bypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link (hereafter called “the Project  are Designed Project (DP) under the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance (Cap. 499) (EIAO). The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Reports for Central-Wan Chai Bypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link (Register No. AEIAR-041/2001) and Wan Chai Development phase II and Central-Wan Chai Bypass (Register No.: AEIAR-125/2008) have been approved on 31 August 2001 and 11 December 2008 respectively.

2.1.2.      The key purpose of Wan Chai Development Phase II (WDII) is to provide land at Wan Chai North and North Point for construction of the Central-Wan Chai Bypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link (CWB). Land formed under the project will be developed as a world-class waterfront promenade joining that at the new Central waterfront for public enjoyment.

2.1.3.      There is a compelling and present need for the CWB to provide relief to the very congested east-west Connaught Road Central/Harcourt Road / Gloucester Road Corridor (the Corridor) which is currently operating beyond its capacity. The CWB will provide relief to the existing congestion along the Corridor and cater for the anticipated growth of traffic on Hong Kong Island. Without the CWB and its access roads, there will not be sufficient capacity to serve the heavy traffic demands at both strategic and local levels.

 

2.2              Scope of the Project and Site Description

2.2.1.      The Project is located mainly in Wan Chai North, Causeway Bay and North Point, and is demarcated by Gloucester Road and Victoria Park Road to the south, Fenwick Pier Street to the west and Tong Shui Road Interchange to the east, as shown in Figure 2.1.

2.2.2.      The study area encompasses existing developments along the Wan Chai, Causeway Bay and North Point shorelines. Major land uses include the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) Extension, the Wan Chai Ferry Pier, the ex-Wan Chai Public Cargo Working Area (ex-PCWA), the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC), the Police Officers' Club, the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter (CBTS) and commercial and residential developments.

2.2.3.      The scope of the Project comprises:

 -           Land formation for key transport infrastructure and facilities, including the Trunk Road (i.e. CWB) and the associated slip roads for connection to the Trunk Road and for through traffic from Central to Wan Chai and Causeway Bay. The land formed for the above transport infrastructure will provide opportunities for the development of an attractive waterfront promenade for the enjoyment of the public

 -           Reprovisioning / protection of the existing facilities and structures affected by the land formation works mentioned above

 -           Extension, modification, reprovisioning or protection of existing storm water drainage outfalls, sewerage outfalls and watermains affected by the revised land use and land formation works mentioned above

 -           Upgrading of hinterland storm water drainage system and sewerage system, which would be rendered insufficient by the land formation works mentioned above

 -           Provision of the ground level roads, flyovers, footbridges, necessary transport facilities and the associated utility services

 -           Construction of the new waterfront promenade, landscape works and the associated utility services

 -           The Trunk Road (i.e. CWB) within the study area and the associated slip roads for connection to the Trunk Road.

 

2.2.4.      The project also contains various Schedule 2 DPs that, under the EIAO, require Environmental Permits (EPs) to be granted by the DEP before they may be either constructed or operated. Table 2.1 summarises the five individual DPs under this Project. Figure 2.1 shows the locations of these Schedule 2 DPs.

Table 2.1    Schedule 2 Designated Projects under this Project

Item

Designated Project

EIAO Reference

Reason for inclusion

DP1

Central-Wanchai Bypass (CWB) including its road tunnel and slip roads

Schedule 2, Part I, A.1 and A.7

Trunk road and road tunnel more than 800 m in length

DP2

Road P2 and other roads which are classified as primary/district distributor roads

Schedule 2, Part I, A.1

Primary / district distributor roads

DP3

Reclamation works including associated dredging works

Schedule 2, Part I, C.1 and C.12

Reclamation more than 5 ha in size and a dredging operation less than 100 m from a seawater intake point

DP5

Wan Chai East Sewage Outfall

Schedule 2, Part I, F.5 and F.6

Submarine sewage pipelines with a total diameter more than 1,200 mm and include a submarine sewage outfall

DP6

Dredging for the Cross-harbour Water Mains from Wan Chai to Tsim Sha Tsui

Schedule 2, Part I, C.12

A dredging operation less than 100 m from a seawater intake point

 

 

2.3              Division of the Project Responsibility

2.3.1.      Due to the multi-contract nature of the Project, there are a number of contracts sub-dividing the whole works area into different work areas to be commenced. Contractors of individual contracts will be required by the EP holder to apply Further Environmental Permits (FEP) such that the impact monitoring stations are sub-divided accordingly to facilitate the implementation of EM&A programme and to streamline the EM&A reporting for individual FEP holders correspondingly.

2.3.2.      In the reporting month, Contract no. HY/2009/11 - Central  Wanchai Bypass, North Point Reclamation under the Project has been commenced on 17 March 2010. Two Contracts under the Project are anticipated to be commenced on 10 May 2010. The details of individual contracts are summarized in Table2.2.

Table 2.2    Details of Individual Contracts under the Project

Contract No.

Contract Title

Associated DP(s)

Construction Commencement Date

HK/2009/01

Wan Chai Development Phase II  Central –Wanchai Bypass at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

DP3, DP6

10 May 2010

DP1, DP2

Pending

HK/2009/02

Wan Chai Development II  Central  Wan Chai Bypass at WanChai East

DP3, DP5

10 May 2010

DP1

Pending

HY/2009/11

Wan Chai Development Phase II and Central - Wan Chai Bypass - North Point Reclamation

DP3

17 March 2010

 

 

2.4              Project Organization and Contact Personnel

2.4.1.      Civil Engineering and Development Department and Highways Department are the overall project controllers for the Wan Chai Development Phase II and Central-Wan Chai Bypass respectively. For the construction phase of the Project, Project Engineer, Contractor(s), Environmental Team and Independent Environmental Checker are appointed to manage and control environmental issues.

2.4.2.      The proposed project organization and lines of communication with respect to environmental protection works are shown in Figure 2.2. Key personnel and contact particulars are summarized in Table 2.3:


Table 2.3    Contact Details of Key Personnel

Party

Role

Post

Name

Contact No.

Contact Fax

AECOM

Engineer for WDII

Chief Resident Engineer

Mr. David Kwan

2607 7801

2687 2322

Engineer for CWB

Senior Resident Engineer

Mr. Terry Siu

3916 1818

3529 2829

China Harbour- CRBC Joint Venture

Contractor under Contract no. HY/2009/11

Project Director

Mr. Cho Yu Fun

3157 1086

3157 1085

Project Manager

Mr. Gregory Wong

3157 1086

Site Agent

Mr. Daniel Cheung

3157 1086

Environmental Officer

Mr. C. M. Wong

3157 1086

Chun Wo  Leader Joint Venture

Contractor under Contract no. HK/2009/01

Site Agent

Paul Yu

9456 9819

2634 1626

Operation Manager

Ho Wing Tai

9306 1356

Construction Manager

David Wong

9653 8635

Construction Manager

Wilson Lau

5183 1270

Construction Manager

Alex Tsang

9194 9383

Environmental Officer (Compliance Manager)

Ho Wing Tai

9306 1356

Environmental Engineer

Ken Yang

9262 6791

Chun Wo  CRGL Joint Venture

Contractor under Contract no. HK/2009/02

Project Manager

Mr. Chan Sing Cho

3658 3002

2827 9996

Site Agent

Mr. Anthony Wu

3658 3004

Environmental Officer (Compliance Manager)

Mr. Barry Leung

3658 3031

Environmental Engineer

Ms. Flora Ng

3658-3064

ENVIRON Hong Kong Limited

Independent Environmental Checker (IEC)

Independent Environmental Checker (IEC)

Mr. David Yeung

3743 0788

3548 6988

Lam Geotechnics Limited

Environmental Team (ET)

Environmental Team Leader (ETL)

Mr. Raymond Dai

2882 3939

2882 3331

 

2.4.3.      For HY/2009/11, the principal work activities in this reporting month included:

 -           Dredging Works;

 -           Construction of haul road for Harbour Height;

 -           Construction of break water;

 -           Construction of special site hoarding and

 -           Construction of Community Liaison Center (CLC).

 

2.4.4.      For HK/2009/01, the site preparation works in this reporting month included:

 -           Interim Engineer’s Principal Office at Works areas WA1 is completed;

 -           Erection of interim Engineer’s Principal Office at Works areas WA2 is ongoing;

 -           Trial Pile staging, silt screen and silt curtain are under fabrication;

 -           Hoarding erection along the southern side & eastern side of the site is in progress;

 -           Marine site investigation for cross harbour water mains and reclamation;

 -           Dewatering at existing pump houses is completed. Inspection and structural condition are underway;

 -           Fabrication of special made flat top barge for dredging inside the HKCEC water channel;

 -           Production of pipes and fittings for cooling water mains is underway;

 -           Installation of inclinometer no. E1; and

 -           Ground investigation for P1 pipe pile wall.

2.4.5.      For HK/2009/02, the site preparation works in this reporting month included:

 -           Removal existing footing at WSD Salt Water Pumping Station;

 -           Site clearance; and

 -           Hoarding & fencing erection

2.4.6.      In coming reporting month, the principal work activities of individual contracts are anticipated as follows:

HY/2009/11- North Point Reclaimation

 -           Dredging Works;

 -           Construction of break water;

 -           Construction of special site hoarding and

 -           Construction of Community Liaison Center (CLC) at Oil Street.

 

HK/2009/01 - Wan Chai Development Phase II  Central –Wanchai Bypass at HKCEC

 -           Marine SI for cross harbour water mains and reclamation.

 -           Prefabrication of the pipe strings (max.120m long) in factory shall be proceeded.

 -           Silt screen installation for existing intake.

 -           Trial excavation and the subsequent installation of cooling mains & fresh water mains at Zone A1, A5 & B1.

 -           Tree transplantation at Wan Chai and TST.

 -           Structural remeasurement for the pump rooms.

 -           Instrumentation for reclamation

 -           Installation of temporary platform for pipe pile wall P1.

 -           Existing seawall and rock armour at the north side of the temporary platform for pipe pile P1 shall be removed.

 -           Surveying and installation of ADMS and vibrograph.

 -           Piled staging and the subsequent trial pile installation.

 

HK/2009/02 - Wan Chai Development II  Central  Wan Chai Bypass at WanChai East

 -           Site clearance;

 -           Hoarding & fencing erection;

 -           Excavation;

 -           Removal existing footing at WSD Salt Water Pumping Station;

 -           Removal existing footbridge staircase at Wan Shing Road;

 -           Road modification Works;

 -           Construction of temporary seawall; and

 -           Seabed dredging

3.     status of regulatory compliance

3.1              Status of Environmental Licensing and Permitting under the Project

 

3.1.1.      A summary of the current status on licences and/or permits on environmental protection pertinent to the Project is shown in Table 3.1.

Table 3.1    Summary of the current status on licences and/or permits on environmental protection pertinent to the Project

Permits and/or Licences

Reference No.

Issued Date

Expiry Date

Status

Environmental Permit

EP-356/2009

30 Jul 2009

N/A

Valid

Environmental Permit

EP-364/2009

17 Aug 2009

N/A

Valid

Environmental Permit

EP-376/2009

13 Nov 2010

N/A

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-01/356/2009

18 Feb 2010

N/A

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-02/356/2009

24 Mar 2010

N/A

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-03/356/2009

24 Mar 2010

N/A

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-01/364/2009

24 Mar 2010

N/A

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-02/364/2009

21 Apr 2010

N/A

Valid

 

3.1.2.      Due to the multi-contract nature of the Project, the status of permits and/or licences under the individual contract(s) are presented as below:

HY/2009/11  Central  Wanchai Bypass, North Point Reclamation

3.1.3.      Summary of the current status on licences and/or permits on environmental protection pertinent and submission under FEP-01/356/2009 for contract no. HY/2009/11 are shown in Table 3.2 and Table 3.3.

Table 3.2    Cumulative Summary of Valid Licences and Permits under Contract no. HY/2009/11

Permits and/or Licences

Reference No.

Issued Date

Valid Period/ Expiry Date

Status

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-01/356/2009

18 Feb 2010

N/A

Valid

Notification of Works Under APCO

314911

9 Mar 2010

N/A

Valid

Construction Noise Permit (CNP) for non-piling equipment

GW-RS0119-10

17 Feb 2010

22 Feb 2010 to 22 Aug 2010

Valid

Dumping Permit (Type 1  Open Sea Disposal)

EP/MD/10-067

10 Mar 2010

9 Sep 2010

Valid

Dumping Permit (Type 1  Open Sea Disposal (Dedicate Sites) & Type 2  Confined Marine Disposal)

EP/MD/10-066

10 Mar 2010

9 Apr 2010

Expired

Dumping Permit (Type 1  Open Sea Disposal (Dedicate Sites) & Type 2  Confined Marine Disposal)

EP/MD/10-082

8 Apr 2010

9 May 2010

Valid

 

Table 3.3    Summary of submission status under FEP-01/356/2009 Condition

EP Condition

Submission

Date of Submission

Condition 2.6

Management Organization of Main Construction Companies

18 Dec 2009

Condition 2.7

Submission of works schedule and location plan

8 Feb 2010

Condition 2.8

Silt Curtain Deployment Plan

25 Feb 2010

Condition 2.9

Silt Screen Deployment Plan

25 Feb 2010

Condition 2.10

Coral Translocation Plan

20 Nov 2009

Condition 2.16

Noise Management Plan

1 Mar 2010

 

HK/2009/01 - Wan Chai Development Phase II  Central –Wanchai Bypass at HKCEC

3.1.4.      Summary of the current status on licences and/or permits on environmental protection pertinent and submission under FEP-02/356/2009 for contract no. HK/2009/01 are shown in Table 3.4 and Table 3.5.

Table 3.4    Cumulative Summary of Valid Licences and Permits under Contract no. HK/2009/01

Permits and/or Licences

Reference No.

Issued Date

Valid Period/ Expiry Date

Status

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-02/356/2009

24 Mar 2010

N/A

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-02/364/2009

21 Apr 2010

N/A

Valid

Notification of Works Under APCO

313088

6 Jan 2010

N/A

Valid

Construction Noise Permit (CNP) for non-piling equipment

GW-RS0313-10

16 Apr 2010

16 Apr 2010 to 14 Sep 2010

Valid

Construction Noise Permit (CNP) for non-piling equipment

GW-RS0328-10

22 Apr 2010

22 Apr 2010 to 15 Oct 2010

Valid

Construction Noise Permit (CNP) for non-piling equipment

GW-RS0333-10

21 Apr 2010

21 Apr 2010 to 14 Sep 2010

Valid

Construction Noise Permit (CNP) for non-piling equipment

GW-RS0336-10

21 Apr 2010

21 Apr 2010 to 14 Sep 2010

Valid

Discharge Licence

WT00006220-2010

18 Mar 2010

N/A

Valid

Registration as a Waste Producer

WPN5213-134-C3585-01

21 Jan 2010

N/A

Valid

Dumping Permit (Type 1  Open Sea Disposal)

Application in progress

-

-

-

Dumping Permit (Type 1  Open Sea Disposal (Dedicate Sites) & Type 2  Confined Marine Disposal)

Application in progress

-

-

-

 

Table 3.5    Summary of submission status under FEP-02/356/2009 Condition

EP Condition

Submission

Date of Submission

Condition 2.6

Management Organization of Main Construction Companies

13 Apr 2010

Condition 2.7

Works Schedule and Location Plan

8 Apr 2010

Condition 2.8

Silt Curtain Deployment Plan

19 Apr 2010

Condition 2.9

Silt Screen Deployment Plan

19 Apr 2010

Condition 2.17

Noise Management Plan

23 Apr 2010

 

HK/2009/02 - Wan Chai Development II  Central  Wan Chai Bypass at WanChai East

3.1.5.      Summary of the current status on licences and/or permits on environmental protection pertinent and submission under FEP-03/356/2009 for contract no. HK/2009/02 are shown in Table 3.6 and Table 3.7.

Table 3.6    Cumulative Summary of Valid Licences and Permits under Contract no. HK/2009/02

Permits and/or Licences

Reference No.

Issued Date

Valid Period/ Expiry Date

Status

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-03/356/2009

24 Mar 2010

N/A

Valid

FEP-01/364/2009

24 Mar 2010

N/A

Valid

Notification of Works Under APCO

313962

2 Feb 2010

N/A

Valid

Construction Noise Permit (CNP) for piling equipment

PP-RS0016-10

14 Apr 2010

1 Jun 2010 to 31 Nov 2010

Valid

Construction Noise Permit (CNP) for non-piling equipment

GW-RS0132-10

22 Feb 2010

01 Apr 2010 to 30 Sep 2010

Valid

Construction Noise Permit (CNP) for non-piling equipment

GW-RS0325-10

16 Apr 2010

30 Apr 2010 to 31 Jul 2010

Valid

Construction Noise Permit (CNP) for non-piling equipment

GW-RS0327-10

16 Apr 2010

30 Apr 2010 to 30 Sep 2010

Valid

Discharge Licence

WT00006249-2010

22 Mar 2010

N/A

Valid

Discharge Licence

WT00006436-2010

15 Apr 2010

N/A

Valid

Registration as a Waste Producer

7010255

10 Feb 2010

N/A

Valid

 

Table 3.7    Summary of submission status under FEP-03/356/2009 Condition

EP Condition

Submission

Date of Submission

Condition 2.6

Management Organization of Main Construction Companies

10 April 2010

Condition 2.7

Works Schedule and Location Plans

8 April 2010

Condition 2.8

Silt Curtain Deployment Plan

20 April 2010

Condition 2.9

Silt Screen Deployment Plan

21 April 2010

 

3.1.6.      Implementation status of the recommended mitigation measures during this reporting period is presented in Appendix 3.1.

4.     Monitoring Requirements

4.1              Noise Monitoring

Noise Monitoring Stations

4.1.1.      The noise monitoring stations for the Project are listed and shown in Table 4.1 and Figure 4.1.  /span>Appendix 4.1 shows the established Action/Limit Levels for the monitoring works.

Table 4.1    Noise Monitoring Station

Station

Description

M1a

Harbour Road Sports Centre

M2b

Noon Gun Area

M3a

Tung Lo Wan Fire Station

M4a

Causeway Bay Community Centre

M5b

City Garden

M6

HK Baptist Church Henrietta Secondary School

M7a

Harbour Building

 

Noise Monitoring Parameters, Frequency and Duration

4.1.2.        The construction noise level shall be measured in terms of the A-weighted equivalent continuous sound pressure level (Leq). Leq (30 minutes) shall be used as the monitoring parameter for the time period between 0700 and 1900 hours on normal weekdays. For all other time periods, Leq (5 minutes) shall be employed for comparison with the Noise Control Ordinance (NCO) criteria. Supplementary information for data auditing, statistical results such as L10 and L90 shall also be obtained for reference.

4.1.3.        Noise monitoring shall be carried out at all the designated monitoring stations. The monitoring frequency shall depend on the scale of the construction activities. The following is an initial guide on the regular monitoring frequency for each station on a weekly basis when noise generating activities are underway:

 -           one set of measurements between 0700 and 1900 hours on normal weekdays.

4.1.4.        If construction works are extended to include works during the hours of 1900  0700 as well as public holidays and Sundays, additional weekly impact monitoring shall be carried out during respective restricted hours periods. Applicable permits under NCO shall be obtained by the Contractor.

Monitoring Equipment

4.1.5.        As referred to in the Technical Memorandum (TM) issued under the NCO, sound level meters in compliance with the International Electrotechnical Commission Publications 651: 1979 (Type 1) and 804: 1985 (Type 1) specifications shall be used for carrying out the noise monitoring. Immediately prior to and following each noise measurement the accuracy of the sound level meter shall be checked using an acoustic calibrator generating a known sound pressure level at a known frequency. Measurements may be accepted as valid only if the calibration level from before and after the noise measurement agree to within 1.0 dB.

4.1.6.        Noise measurements shall not be made in fog, rain, wind with a steady speed exceeding 5 m/s or wind with gusts exceeding 10 m/s. The wind speed shall be checked with a portable wind speed meter capable of measuring the wind speed in m/s.

4.1.7.        The sound level meter shall be checked using an acoustic calibrator generating a known sound pressure level at a known frequency before deployment to the site and during each site visit. Measurements may be accepted as valid only if the calibration level from before and after the noise measurement agree to within 1.0 dB.

 

4.2              Air Monitoring

Air Quality Monitoring Stations

4.2.1.        The air monitoring stations for the Project are listed and shown in Table 4.2 and Figure 4.1. Appendix 4.1 shows the established Action/Limit Levels for the monitoring works.

Table 4.2    Air Monitoring Station

Station ID

Monitoring Location

Description

CMA1b

Oil Street Community Liaison Centre

North Point

CMA2a

Causeway Bay Community Centre

Causeway Bay

CMA3a

Future CWB site office at Wanchai Waterfront Promenade

Causeway Bay

CMA4a

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Wan Chai

CMA5a

Children Playgrounds opposite to Pedestrian Plaza

Wan Chai

CMA6a

Future AECOM site office at Work Area

Wan Chai

MA1b

Harbour Building

Central

 

Air Monitoring Parameters, Frequency and Duration

4.2.2.        One-hour and 24-hour TSP levels should be measured to indicate the impacts of construction dust on air quality. The 24-hour TSP levels shall be measured by following the standard high volume sampling method as set out in the Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 1 (Part 50), Appendix B.

4.2.3.        All relevant data including temperature, pressure, weather conditions, elapsed-time meter reading for the start and stop of the sampler, identification and weight of the filter paper, and any other local atmospheric factors affecting or affected by site conditions, etc., shall be recorded down in detail.

4.2.4.        For regular impact monitoring, the sampling frequency of at least once in every six-days, shall be strictly observed at all the monitoring stations for 24-hour TSP monitoring. For 1-hour TSP monitoring, the sampling frequency of at least three times in every six-days should be undertaken when the highest dust impact occurs.

Sampling Procedure and Monitoring Equipment

4.2.5.        High volume samplers (HVSs) in compliance with the following specifications shall be used for carrying out the 1-hour and 24-hour TSP monitoring:

 -           0.6 - 1.7 m3 per minute adjustable flow range;

 -           equipped with a timing / control device with +/- 5 minutes accuracy for 24 hours operation;

 -           installed with elapsed-time meter with +/- 2 minutes accuracy for 24 hours operation;

 -           capable of providing a minimum exposed area of 406 cm2;

 -           flow control accuracy: +/- 2.5% deviation over 24-hour sampling period;

 -           equipped with a shelter to protect the filter and sampler;

 -           incorporated with an electronic mass flow rate controller or other equivalent devices;

 -           equipped with a flow recorder for continuous monitoring;

 -           provided with a peaked roof inlet;

 -           incorporated with a manometer;

 -           able to hold and seal the filter paper to the sampler housing at horizontal position;

 -           easily changeable filter; and

 -           capable of operating continuously for a 24-hour period.

 

4.2.6.        Initial calibration of dust monitoring equipment shall be conducted upon installation and thereafter at bi-monthly intervals. The transfer standard shall be traceable to the internationally recognized primary standard and be calibrated annually. The concern parties such as IEC shall properly document the calibration data for future reference. All the data should be converted into standard temperature and pressure condition.

Laboratory Measurement / Analysis

4.2.7.        A clean laboratory with constant temperature and humidity control, and equipped with necessary measuring and conditioning instruments to handle the dust samples collected, shall be available for sample analysis, and equipment calibration and maintenance. The laboratory should be HOKLAS accredited.

4.2.8.        Filter paper of size 8" x 10" shall be labeled before sampling. It shall be a clean filter paper with no pinholes, and shall be conditioned in a humidity-controlled chamber for over 24-hours and be pre-weighed before use for the sampling.

4.2.9.        After sampling, the filter paper loaded with dust shall be kept in a clean and tightly sealed plastic bag. The filter paper shall then be returned to the laboratory for reconditioning in the humidity controlled chamber followed by accurate weighing by an electronic balance with readout down to 0.1 mg. The balance shall be regularly calibrated against a traceable standard.

4.2.10.    All the collected samples shall be kept in a good condition for 6 months before disposal.

 

4.3              Water Quality Monitoring

4.3.1.        The EIA Report has identified that the key water quality impact would be associated with the dredging works during the construction phase. Marine water quality monitoring for dissolved oxygen (DO), suspended solid (SS) and turbidity is therefore recommended to be carried out at selected WSD flushing water intakes. The impact monitoring should be carried out during the proposed dredging works to ensure the compliance with the water quality standards.

Water Quality Monitoring Stations

4.3.2.        It is proposed to monitor the water quality at 9 WSD salt water intakes and 12 cooling water intakes along the seafront of the Victoria Harbour. The proposed water quality monitoring stations of the Project are shown in Table 4.3 and Figure 4.1. Appendix 4.1 shows the established Action/Limit Levels for the monitoring works.

Table 4.3    Marine Water Quality Stations for Water Quality Monitoring

Station Ref.

Location

Easting

Northing

WSD Salt Water Intake

WSD7

Kowloon South

834150.0

818300.3

WSD9

Tai Wan

837921.0

818330.0

WSD10

Cha Kwo Ling

841900.9

817700.1

WSD15

Sai Wan Ho

841110.4

816450.1

WSD17

Quarry Bay

839790.3

817032.2

WSD19

Sheung Wan

833415.0

816771.0

WSD20

Kennedy Town

830750.6

816030.3

WSD21

Wan Chai

836220.8

815940.1

RW1

Wan Chai (Reprovision)

836188.8

815911.1

Cooling Water Intake

C1

HKCEC Extension

835885.6

816223.0

C2

Telecom House

835647.9

815864.4

C3

HKCEC Phase I

835836.2

815910.0

C4

Wan Chai Tower and Great Eagle Centre

835932.8

815888.2

C5

Sun Hung Kai Centre

836250.1

815932.2

C6

World Trade Centre

837009.6

815999.3

C7

Windsor House

837193.7

816150.0

C8

City Garden

837970.6

816957.3

C9

Provident Garden

838355.0

817116.6

RC1

Proposed HKAPA Extension

835487.7

815987.7

RC5

Sun Hung Kai Centre (Reprovision)

836291.4

816029.7

RC7

Windsor House (Temporary Dilution)

837245.2

816156.6

 

Water Quality Parameters

4.3.3.        Monitoring of dissolved oxygen (DO), turbidity and suspended solids (SS) shall be carried out at WSD flushing water intakes and cooling water intakes. DO and Turbidity are measured in-situ while SS is determined in laboratory. 

4.3.4.        In association with the water quality parameters, other relevant data shall also be measured, such as monitoring location/position, time, sampling depth, water temperature, pH, salinity, dissolved oxygen (DO) saturation, weather conditions, sea conditions, tidal stage, and any special phenomena and work underway at the construction site etc.

Sampling Procedures and Monitoring Equipment

4.3.5.        The interval between two sets of monitoring should not be less than 36 hours except where there are exceedances of Action and/or Limit Levels, in which case the monitoring frequency will be increased.  /span>Table 4.4 shows the proposed monitoring frequency and water quality parameters. Duplicate in-situ measurements and water sampling should be carried out in each sampling event. For selection of tides for in-situ measurement and water sampling, tidal range of individual flood and ebb tides should be not less than 0.5m.

Table 4.4    Marine Water Quality Monitoring Frequency and Parameters

Activities

Monitoring Frequency1

Parameters2

During the 4-week baseline monitoring period

Three days per week, at mid-flood and mid-ebb tides

Turbidity, Suspended Solids (SS), Dissolved Oxygen (DO), pH, Temperature, Salinity

During marine construction works

Three days per week, at mid-flood and mid-ebb tides

Turbidity, Suspended Solids (SS), Dissolved Oxygen (DO), pH, Temperature, Salinity

After completion of marine construction works

Three days per week, at mid-flood and mid-ebb tides

Turbidity, Suspended Solids (SS), Dissolved Oxygen (DO), pH, Temperature, Salinity

Notes:

1.        For selection of tides for in-situ measurement and water sampling, tidal range of individual flood and ebb tides should be not less than 0.5m.

2.        Turbidity should be measured in situ whereas SS should be determined by laboratory.

 


Dissolved Oxygen and Temperature Measuring Equipment

4.3.6.        The instrument should be a portable, weatherproof dissolved oxygen measuring instrument complete with cable, sensor, comprehensive operation manuals, and use a DC power source. It should be capable of measuring:

 -           a dissolved oxygen level in the range of 0-20 mg/l and 0-200% saturation

 -           a temperature of 0-45 degree Celsius

4.3.7.        It should have a membrane electrode with automatic temperature compensation complete with a cable. Sufficient stocks of spare electrodes and cables should be available for replacement where necessary. (e.g. YSI model 59 meter, YSI 5739 probe, YSI 5795A submersible stirrer with reel and cable or an approved similar instrument).

4.3.8.        Should salinity compensation not be build-in in the DO equipment, in-situ salinity shall be measured to calibrate the DO equipment prior to each DO measurement.

Turbidity Measurement Instrument

4.3.9.        The instrument should be a portable, weatherproof turbidity-measuring instrument complete with comprehensive operation manual. The equipment should use a DC power source. It should have a photoelectric sensor capable of measuring turbidity between 0‑1000 NTU and be complete with a cable (e.g. Hach model 2100P or an approved similar instrument).

Sampler

4.3.10.    A water sampler comprises a transparent PVC cylinder, with a capacity of not less than 2 litres, and can be effectively sealed with latex cups at both ends. The sampler should have a positive latching system to keep it open and prevent premature closure until released by a messenger when the sampler is at the selected water depth (e.g. Kahlsico Water Sampler or an approved similar instrument).

Sample Container and Storage

4.3.11.    Water samples for suspended solids measurement should be collected in high-density polythene bottles, packed in ice (cooled to 4°C without being frozen), and delivered to ALS Technichem (HK) Pty Ltd. as soon as possible after collection for analysis.

Water Depth Detector

4.3.12.    A portable, battery-operated echo sounder shall be used for the determination of water depth at each designated monitoring station. This unit can either be handheld or affixed to the bottom of the workboat, if the same vessel is to be used throughout the monitoring programme. 

Salinity

4.3.13.    A portable salinometer capable of measuring salinity in the range of 0-40 ppt shall be provided for measuring salinity of the water at each of monitoring location.

 

Monitoring Position Equipment

4.3.14.    A hand-held or boat-fixed type digital Global Positioning System (GPS) with way point bearing indication or other equivalent instrument of similar accuracy shall be provided and used during monitoring to ensure the monitoring vessel is at the correct location before taking measurements.

Calibration of In-situ Instruments

4.3.15.    All in-situ monitoring instrument shall be checked, calibrated and certified by a laboratory accredited under HOKLAS or equivalent before use, and subsequently re-calibrated at 3 monthly intervals throughout all stages of the water quality monitoring. Responses of sensors and electrodes should be checked with certified standard solutions before each use.  Wet bulb calibration for a DO meter shall be carried out before measurement at each monitoring location.

4.3.16.    For the on site calibration of field equipment by the ET, the BS 127:1993, "Guide to Field and on-site test methods for the analysis of waters" should be observed.

4.3.17.    Sufficient stocks of spare parts should be maintained for replacements when necessary. Backup monitoring equipment shall also be made available so that monitoring can proceed uninterrupted even when some equipment is under maintenance, calibration, etc.

4.3.18.    Current calibration certificates of equipments are presented in Appendix 4.2.

Laboratory Measurement / Analysis

4.3.19.    Analysis of suspended solids has been carried out in a HOKLAS accredited laboratory, ALS Technichem (HK) Pty Ltd. Water samples of about 1L shall be collected at the monitoring stations for carrying out the laboratory SS determination. The SS determination work shall start within 24 hours after collection of the water samples. The SS determination shall follow APHA 19ed or equivalent methods subject to the approval of IEC and EPD.

 

5.     Monitoring Results

5.0.1.        The environmental monitoring will be implemented based on the division of works areas of each designed project managed under different contracts with separate FEP applied by individual contractors. Overall layout showing work areas of various contracts, latest status of work commencement and monitoring stations is shown in Figure 2.1 and Figure 4.1. The monitoring results are presented in according to the Individual Contract(s).

5.0.2.        In the reporting month, the current contract has HY/2009/11 Central - Wan Chai Bypass - North Point Reclamation under Permanent and temporary reclamation works including associated dredging works in Wan Chai Development Phase II (WDII) area (referred to as DP3 in the EIA Report).

5.0.3.        The environment monitoring schedules for reporting month and coming month are presented in Appendix 5.1.

 

5.1              Noise Monitoring Results

HY/2009/11  Central  Wanchai Bypass, North Point Reclamation

5.1.1.        The proposed division of noise monitoring stations for HY/2009/11 are summarized in Table 5.1 below:

Table 5.1    Noise Monitoring Stations for HY/2009/11

Station

Description

M4a

Causeway Bay Community Centre

M5b

City Garden

 

5.1.2.        Five day time and evening period noise monitoring was conducted at the City Garden and Causeway Bay Community Centre in the reporting month.

5.1.3.        Noise monitoring results measured in this reporting period are reviewed and summarized.  Details of noise monitoring results and graphical presentation can be referred in Appendix 5.2. 

5.1.4.        One limit level exceedance was recorded in the restricted hour on 8 April 2010. Major noise source was noted from the traffic noise of the Island Eastern Corridor during the measurement. After analysis of contractor’s working procedure, well work practical of the dredging work was complied with the conditions under valid Construction Noise Permit no. GW-RS0119-10 during the measurement. No exceedance was recorded in the next restricted monitoring. Therefore, it was considered as invalid exceedance.

 

HK/2009/01 - Wan Chai Development Phase II  Central –Wanchai Bypass at HKCEC and HK/2009/02 - Wan Chai Development II  Central  Wan Chai Bypass at WanChai East

5.1.5.        The commencement of construction works for HK/2009/01 and HK/2009/02 are anticipated in mid-May 2010. The noise monitoring will be commenced concurrently with the commencement of construction works for these two contracts. The proposed division of noise monitoring stations are summarized in Table 5.2 below.

Table 5.2    Noise Monitoring Station for HK/2009/01 and HK/2009/02

Station

Description

M1a

Harbour Road Sports Centre

 

5.2              Air Monitoring Results

HY/2009/11  Central  Wanchai Bypass, North Point Reclamation

5.2.1.        The major construction activities of Contract no. HY/2009/11 was dredging works in the reporting month. No major dust impact is anticipated to be caused by the dredging works. Therefore, no air monitoring was conducted in the reporting month.

5.2.2.        Air monitoring will be commenced from the filling work for HY/2009/11. The proposed division of air monitoring stations are summarized in Table 5.3 below.

Table 5.3    Air Monitoring Stations for HY/2009/11

Station

Description

CMA1b

Oil Street Community Liaison Centre

CMA2a

Causeway Bay Community Centre

 

HK/2009/01 - Wan Chai Development Phase II  Central –Wanchai Bypass at HKCEC

5.1.6.        Air monitoring will be commenced from the filling work for HK/2009/01. The proposed division of air monitoring stations are summarized in Table 5.4 below.

Table 5.4    Air Monitoring Stations for HK/2009/01

Station

Description

CMA5a

Children Playgrounds opposite to Pedestrian Plaza

CMA6a

Future AECOM site office at Work Area 1

 

HK/2009/02 - Wan Chai Development II  Central  Wan Chai Bypass at WanChai East

5.1.7.        Air monitoring will be commenced from the filling work for HK/2009/02. The proposed division of air monitoring stations are summarized in Table 5.5 below.

Table 5.5    Air Monitoring Station for HK/2009/02

Station

Description

CMA4a

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

5.3              Water Monitoring Results

HY/2009/11  Central  Wanchai Bypass, North Point Reclamation

5.3.1.        The proposed division of water monitoring stations for HY/2009/11 are summarized in Table 5.6 below:

Table 5.6    Water Monitoring Stations for HY/2009/11

Station Ref.

Location

Easting

Northing

WSD Salt Water Intake

WSD9

Tai Wan

837921.0

818330.0

WSD10

Cha Kwo Ling

841900.9

817700.1

WSD15

Sai Wan Ho

841110.4

816450.1

WSD17

Quarry Bay

839790.3

817032.2

Cooling Water Intake

C8

City Garden

837970.6

816957.3

C9

Provident Garden

838355.0

817116.6

 

5.3.2.        13 water monitoring were conducted at the proposed water monitoring stations in reporting month.

5.3.3.        Water monitoring results measured in this reporting period are reviewed and summarized.  Details of water quality monitoring results and graphical presentation can be referred in Appendix 5.3.

5.3.4.      For the suspended solid, total twelve action level exceedances and six limit level exceedances were recorded in the reporting month. The details of exceedances are as follows:

 -           Five action level exceedances were recorded at C8 during mid-flood on 30 March and 16 and 26 April 2010 and during mid-ebb on 7 and 10 April 2010;

 -           Six action level exceedances were recorded at C9 during mid-food on 28 March, 5 and 10 April 2010 and during mid-ebb on 7, 10 and 14 April 2010;

 -           One limit level exceedance was recorded at WSD17 during mid-flood on 26 April 2010;

 -           Two limit level exceedances were recorded at C8 during mid-flood on 28 March and 12 April 2010; and

 -           Four limit level exceedances were recorded at C9 during mid-flood on 30 March, 12, 16 and 26 April 2010.

 

5.3.5.      For the turbidity, total three action level exceedances and six limit level exceedances were recorded in the reporting month. The details of exceedances are as follows:

 -           One action level exceedance was recorded at C8 during mid-ebb of 12 April 2010;

 -           Two action level exceedances were recorded at C9 during mid-flood on 10 and 19 April 2010;

 -           Three limit level exceedances were recorded at C8 during mid-flood on 12, 16and 26 April 2010; and

 -           Three limit level exceedances were recorded at C9 during mid-flood of 5, 16 and 26 April 2010.

 

HK/2009/01 - Wan Chai Development Phase II  Central –Wanchai Bypass at HKCEC

5.3.6.        Water monitoring for HK/2009/01 is anticipated to be commenced on mid-May 2010. The proposed division of water monitoring stations are summarized in Table 5.7 below.

Table 5.7    Water Monitoring Stations for HK/2009/01

Station Ref.

Location

Easting

Northing

WSD Salt Water Intake

WSD7

Kowloon South

834150.0

818300.3

WSD19

Sheung Wan

833415.0

816771.0

WSD20

Kennedy Town

830750.6

816030.3

Cooling Water Intake

C1

HKCEC Extension

835885.6

816223.0

C2

Telecom House

835647.9

815864.4

C3

HKCEC Phase I

835836.2

815910.0

C4

Wan Chai Tower and Great Eagle Centre

835932.8

815888.2

Remarks:

The water monitoring stations for the dredging works under Contract No. HK/2009/01 should also include WSD9, WSD17, WSD 21 and C5 if water quality monitoring at these locations have not been carried out by others. Similarly, the water monitoring stations for the dredging works under Contract No. HK/2009/02 should also include WSD7, WSD9, WSD17, WSD 19, C1, C2, C3 and C4 if water quality monitoring at these locations have not been carried out by others.

 

HK/2009/02 - Wan Chai Development II  Central  Wan Chai Bypass at WanChai East

5.3.7.        Water monitoring for HK/2009/02 is anticipated to be commenced on mid-May 2010. The proposed division of water monitoring stations are summarized in Table 5.8 below.

Table 5.8    Water Monitoring Stations for HK/2009/02

Station Ref.

Location

Easting

Northing

WSD Salt Water Intake

WSD21

Wan Chai

836220.8

815940.1

Cooling Water Intake

C5

Sun Hung Kai Centre

836250.1

815932.2

Remarks:

The water monitoring stations for the dredging works under Contract No. HK/2009/01 should also include WSD9, WSD17, WSD 21 and C5 if water quality monitoring at these locations have not been carried out by others. Similarly, the water monitoring stations for the dredging works under Contract No. HK/2009/02 should also include WSD7, WSD9, WSD17, WSD 19, C1, C2, C3 and C4 if water quality monitoring at these locations have not been carried out by others.

5.4              Waste Monitoring Results

HY/2009/11  Central  Wanchai Bypass, North Point Reclamation

5.4.1.        No inert C&D material was disposed nor non-inert C&D material were disposed of.  Details of the waste flow table are summarized in Table 5.9.

Table 5.9    Details of Waste Disposal for HY/2009/11

Waste Type

Quantity this month, m3

Cumulative Quantity-to-Date, m3

Disposal / Dumping Grounds

Inert C&D materials disposed

NIL

NIL

N/A

Inert C&D materials recycled

NIL

NIL

N/A

Non-inert C&D materials disposed

NIL

NIL

N/A

Non-inert C&D materials recycled

NIL

NIL

N/A

Chemical waste disposed

N/A

N/A

N/A

Marine Sediment (Type 1  Open Sea Disposal)

32,000

32,000

South of Cheung Chau

Marine Sediment (Type 1  Open Sea Disposal (Dedicate Sites) & Type 2  Confined Marine Disposal)

21,500

43,500

East of Sha Chau

 

5.4.2.        There were marine sediments Type 1  Open Sea Disposal and Type 1  Open Sea Disposal (Dedicate Sites) & Type 2   Confined Marine Disposal marine sediment disposed in the reporting month. The maximum dredging rate in North Point Shoreline Zone is 3000m3 per day in the reporting month, which is complied with the criteria listed in Table 5.10 of EIA Report Register No. AEIAR-125/2008.

6.     Compliance Audit

6.0.1.        The Event Action Plan for construction noise, air quality and water quality are presented in Appendix 6.1.

 

6.1              Noise Monitoring

6.1.1.        One limit level exceedance was recorded in the restricted hour on 8 April 2010. Major noise source was noted from the traffic noise of the Island Eastern Corridor during the measurement. After analysis of contractor’s working procedure, well work practical of the dredging work was complied with the conditions under valid Construction Noise Permit no. GW-RS0119-10 during the measurement. No exceedance was recorded in the next restricted hour monitoring. Therefore, it was considered as invalid exceedance.

 

6.2              Air Monitoring

6.2.1.        No air monitoring was conducted in this reporting period.

 

6.3              Water Quality Monitoring

6.3.1.      For the suspended solid, total twelve action level exceedances and six limit level exceedances were recorded in the reporting month. The details of exceedances are as follows:

 -           Five action level exceedances were recorded at C8 during mid-flood on 30 March and 16 and 26 April 2010 and during mid-ebb on 7 and 10 April 2010;

 -           Six action level exceedances were recorded at C9 during mid-food on 28 March, 5 and 10 April 2010 and during mid-ebb on 7, 10 and 14 April 2010;

 -           One limit level exceedance was recorded at WSD17 during mid-flood on 26 April 2010;

 -           Two limit level exceedances were recorded at C8 during mid-flood on 28 March and 12 April 2010; and

 -           Four limit level exceedances were recorded at C9 during mid-flood on 30 March, 12, 16 and 26 April 2010.

 

6.3.2.      For the turbidity, total three action level exceedances and six limit level exceedances were recorded in the reporting month. The details of exceedances are as follows:

 -           One action level exceedance was recorded at C8 during mid-ebb of 12 April 2010;

 -           Two action level exceedances were recorded at C9 during mid-flood on 10 and 19 April 2010;

 -           Three limit level exceedances were recorded at C8 during mid-flood on 12, 16and 26 April 2010; and

 -           Three limit level exceedances were recorded at C9 during mid-flood of 5, 16 and 26 April 2010.

6.3.3.        The action and limit level exceedances of turbidity and suspended solid were recorded at C8 and C9. Major exceedances were occurred during the mid-flood tide in the water quality monitoring. Investigation was found that the numerous unknown outfalls from the nearby coastal area enclosed by the silt screen at C8 and C9. It causes the potential for accumulation and trapping of pollutants behind the silt screens and may lead to potential water quality deterioration at the seawater intake points. Contractor was reminded to avoid the pollutant and refuse entrapment problems. Besides, regular maintenance of the silt screens and refuse collection shall be performed at the monitoring stations at regular intervals on a daily basis.

6.3.4.        The limit level exceedance was recorded at WSD17 on 26 April 2010. No muddy boom was observed during the water monitoring. The value is within the tolerance of the baseline water quality range. Reviewed the next consecutive monitoring data, no exceedance was recorded. As such, it is concluded as non-project related exceedance. Summary for notification of exceedances can be referred to Appendix 6.2.

 

6.4               Review of the Reasons for and the Implications of Non-compliance

6.4.1.        There was no non-compliance from the site audits in the reporting period. The observations and recommendations made in each individual site audit session were presented in Section 8.

6.4.2.        No project-related non-compliance from monitoring was recorded in the reporting month.

 

6.5               Summary of action taken in the event of and follow-up on non-compliance

6.5.1.        There was no particular action taken since no project-related non-compliance was recorded from the site audits and environmental monitoring in the reporting period.

 

7.     Cumulative Construction Impact due to the Concurrent Projects

7.0.1.        According to Condition 3.4 of the EP-356/2009, this section addresses the relevant cumulative construction impact due to the concurrent activities of the current projects including the Central Reclamation, Central-Wan Chai Baypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link projects.

7.0.2.        From the Monthly EM&A report (March 2010) of Central Reclamation Project, the key works in the April are as follows:

 -           Type A filling in FRAW and FRAE above +2.5mPD;

 -           Surcharging in FRAW and FRAE;

 -           Construction of cantilever slab at caisson;

 -           Pile cap construction at Culvert F;

 -           Sheet piling, excavation, structural works and backfilling for Culvert F;

 -           General filling works above +2.5 mPD in IRAE;

 -           Construction of storm and foul drainage and gullies in hinterlands for Road P2;

 -           Road D7, Road D8 and Road D9 and adjacent to the GPO;

 -           Roadworks along Lung Wui Road, Tim Wa Avenue (Road D8) and Road P2;

 -           Backfilling to Culvert K extension;

 -           Precasting for seawall blocks and retaining wall (offsite);

 -           Installation of cooling water mains for Tamar Development Project at IRAE;

 -           Installation of cooling mains discharge pipes in FRAE;

 -           Diaphragm walling and barrettes for CWB Works, and

 -           Excavation to formation level at CWB works.

7.0.3.        According to the construction programme of Central-Wan Chai Baypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link projects, the major construction activity under Wan Chai Development Phase II was the dredging work at North Point Reclamation Stage 1 in the reporting month. The major environmental impact was water quality impact at North Point.  /span>No construction activities were undertaken in the Central-Wan Chai Baypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link projects.

7.0.4.        The major environmental impacts generated from the Central Reclamation Projects were located along the coastline of Central and Admiralty while only dredging work at North Point Reclamation Stage 1 was in operation in this reporting month. Beside, water quality mitigation measures were properly in place for the dredging works under HY/2009/11 in this reporting month. No project –related exceedance were recorded. Thus, it is evaluated that the cumulative construction impact from the concurrent projects including Wan Chai Development Phase II and Central Reclamation was insignificant.

8.     Site Inspection

8.0.1.        Five site inspections for HY/2009/11 were carried out during this reporting period.  The results of these inspections and outcomes are summarized in Table 8.1.

Table 8.1    Summary of Environmental Inspections for HY/2009/11

Item

Date

Observations

Action taken by Contractor

Outcome

100330_01

30-Mar-10

Gap was found at the silt screen at WSD17 above the sea level, which was located under the red warning board.

Daily clearance and inspection of silt screen. Keep maintaining the silt screen in well condition.

Complete as observed on 8-Apr-10

100330_02

30-Mar-10

Gap was found on the RHS of the edge of silt screen at C8

Daily clearance and inspection of silt screen. Keep maintaining the silt screen in well condition.

Complete as observed on 8-Apr-10

100408_01

8-Apr-10

The level of floating foam, which was located on the left, near the red flat at LHS of silt screen at WSD17 was found a bit lowered.

Daily clearance and inspection of silt screen. Keep maintaining the silt screen in well condition.

Complete as observed on 14-Apr-10

100414_01

14-Apr-10

Gap was found at the silt screen at C8 (City Garden). Regular maintenance needs to be implemented.

Daily clearance and inspection of silt screen. Keep maintaining the silt screen in well condition.

Complete as observed on 27-Apr-10

100414_02

14-Apr-10

Gap was found at the silt curtain at the dredger, tightening of the rope to close the end gap need to be in place.

Daily clearance and inspection of silt screen. Keep maintaining the silt screen in well condition.

Complete as observed on 20-Apr-10

100420_01

20-Apr-10

A Gap was found at silt screen at C8 (City Garden) at RHS. (View from the boat)

Daily clearance and inspection of silt screen. Keep maintaining the silt screen in well condition.

Complete as observed on 27-Apr-10

100427_01

27-Apr-10

Large floating objects were found within the silt screen. Contractor was reminded to remove it as soon as possible.

Daily clearance and inspection of silt screen. Keep maintaining the silt screen in well condition.

Complete as observed on 4-May-10

 

 

 

 

9.     Complaints, Notification of Summons and Prosecution

9.0.1.        No environmental complaint was recorded in the reporting month. The details of cumulative complaint log and summary of complaints are presented in Appendix 9.1.

9.0.2.        Regarding to the complaint log no.100321a and 100321b in the previous reporting month, an additional noise monitoring was conducted in the restricted hour on 5 April 2010. No exceedance was recorded in the additional monitoring. Besides, no further complaint was received from complainant, the complaints were considered closed.

9.0.3.        Cumulative statistic on complaints and successful prosecutions are summarized in Table 9.1 and Table 9.2 respectively.

Table 9.1    Cumulative Statistics on Complaints

Reporting Period

No. of Complaints

April 2010

0

Project-to-Date

2

 

Table 9.2    Cumulative Statistics on Successful Prosecutions

Environmental Parameters

Cumulative No. Brought Forward

No. of Successful Prosecutions this month (Offence Date)

Cumulative No. Project-to-Date

Air

-

0

0

Noise

-

0

0

Water

-

0

0

Waste

-

0

0

Total

-

0

0

 

10.    Conclusion

10.0.1.    The EM&A programme was carried out in accordance with the EM&A Manual requirements, minor alterations to the programme proposed were made in response to changing circumstances.

10.0.2.    The scheduled construction activities and the recommended mitigation measures for the coming month are listed in Table 10.1.

Table 10.1   Construction Activities and Recommended Mitigation Measures in Coming Reporting Month

Contract No.

Key Construction Works

Recommended Mitigation Measures

HY/2009/11

 -           Dredging Works;

 -           Construction of break water;

 -           Construction of special site hoarding and

 -           Construction of Community Liaison Center (CLC) at Oil Street.

 -           To avoid concurrent noisy operation

 -           To avoid accumulation of refuse

 -           Daily visual inspection of silt screen and silt curtain to ensure its operation properly

 -           Daily clearance of floating debris behind the silt screen

 

10.0.3.    In the coming month, the Contracts HK/2009/01 and HK/2009/02 are anticipated to be commenced on site are summarized in Table 10.2. The construction programmes of individual contracts are provided in Appendix 10.1.


Table 10.2   Summary of Key Construction Activities of Individual Contract(s) to be commenced in Coming Reporting Month

Contract No.

Key Construction Activities

Recommended Mitigation Measures

HK/2009/01

 -           Marine SI for cross harbour water mains and reclamation;

 -           Prefabrication of the pipe strings (max.120m long) in factory shall be proceeded;

 -           Silt screen installation for existing intake;

 -           Trial excavation and the subsequent installation of cooling mains & fresh water mains at Zone A1, A5 & B1;

 -           Tree transplantation at Wan Chai and TST;

 -           Structural re-measurement for the pump rooms;

 -           Instrumentation for reclamation;

 -           Installation of temporary platform for pipe pile wall P1;

 -           Existing seawall and rock armour at the north side of the temporary platform for pipe pile P1 shall be removed;

 -           Surveying and installation of ADMS and vibrograph;

 -           Piled staging and the subsequent trial pile installation.

 -           To conform the installation and setting as in the silt screen deployment plan