Contract No: HK/2009/05

 

Wanchai Development Phase II and Central Wanchai Bypass

Sampling, Field Measurement and Testing Work (Stage 1)

 

Environmental Permit no. EP-356/2009,

Further Evironmental permit nos. fep-01/356/2009, fep-02/356/2009, FEP-03/356/2009, Fep-04/356/2009 and Fep-05/356/2009

 

Monthly Environmental Monitoring & Audit Report

 

- May 2011 -

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Certified by:



 

 

 

 

 

                                               

Raymond Dai

Environmental Team Leader

 

 

 

DATE:

 

 

14 June 2011


Table of contents

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. 4

1.     Introduction. 10

1.1        Scope of the Report 11

1.2        Structure of the Report 11

2.     Project Background. 13

2.1        Background. 13

2.2        Scope of the Project and Site Description. 13

2.3        Division of the Project Responsibility. 14

2.4        Project Organization and Contact Personnel 15

3.     Status of Regulatory Compliance. 22

3.1        Status of Environmental Licensing and Permitting under the Project 22

4.     Monitoring Requirements. 31

4.1        Noise Monitoring. 31

4.2        Air Monitoring. 32

4.3        Water Quality Monitoring. 34

5.     Monitoring Results. 39

5.1        Noise Monitoring Results. 39

5.2        Real-time Noise Monitoring. 40

5.3        Air Monitoring Results. 41

5.4        Water Monitoring Results. 42

5.5        Waste Monitoring Results. 45

6.     Compliance Audit. 50

6.1        Noise Monitoring. 50

6.2        Real-time noise Monitoring. 50

6.3        Air Monitoring. 50

6.4        Water Quality Monitoring. 50

6.5        Review of the Reasons for and the Implications of Non-compliance. 52

6.6        Summary of action taken in the event of and follow-up on non-compliance. 52

7.     Cumulative Construction Impact due to the Concurrent Projects. 54

8.     Environmental Site Audit. 55

9.     Complaints, Notification of Summons and Prosecution. 57

10.    Conclusion. 60


lIST OF TABLES

 

Table I         Summary of Water Quality Monitoring Exceedances in Reporting Month

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 3.8      Cumulative Summary of Valid Licences and Permits under Contract no. HY/2009/15

Table 3.9      Summary of submission status under FEP-04/356/2009 Condition

Table 3.10    Cumulative Summary of Valid Licences and Permits under Contract no. HK/2010/06

Table 3.11    Summary of submission status under EP-356/2009 and FEP-05/356/2009 Condition

Table 4.1      Noise Monitoring Station

Table 4.2      Real Time Noise Monitoring Station

Table 4.3      Air Monitoring Station

Table 4.4     Marine Water Quality Stations for Water Quality Monitoring

Table 4.5      Marine Water Quality Monitoring Frequency and Parameters

Table 4.6     Marine Water Quality Stations for Enhanced Water Quality Monitoring

Table 5.1     Noise Monitoring Stations for Contract no. HY/2009/11

Table 5.2     Noise Monitoring Station for Contract nos. HK/2009/01, HK/2009/02 and HK/2010/06

Table 5.3     Noise Monitoring Station for Contract no. HY/2009/15

Table 5.4      Real Time Noise Monitoring Station for Contract no. HY/2009/11

Table 5.5     Air Monitoring Stations for Contract no. HY/2009/11

Table 5.6     Air Monitoring Stations for Contract no. HK/2009/01

Table 5.7     Air Monitoring Station for Contract no. HK/2009/02

Table 5.8     Air Monitoring Station for Contract no. HY/2009/15

Table 5.9     Water Monitoring Stations for Contract no.  HY/2009/11

Table 5.10    Water Monitoring Stations for Contract no. HK/2009/01

Table 5.11    Water Monitoring Stations for Contract no. HK/2009/02

Table 5.12    Water Monitoring Stations for Contract no. HK/2009/02

Table 5.14    Summary of Water Quality Monitoring Exceedances in Reporting Month

Table 5.15    Details of Waste Disposal for Contract no. HY/2009/11

Table 5.16    Details of Waste Disposal for Contract no. HK/2009/01

Table 5.17    Details of Waste Disposal for Contract no. HK/2009/02

Table 5.18    Details of Waste Disposal for Contract no. HY/2009/15

Table 5.19    Details of Waste Disposal for Contract no. HK/2010/06

Table 8.1      Summary of Environmental Inspections for Contract no. HY/2009/11

Table 8.2     Summary of Environmental Inspections for Contract no. HK/2009/01

Table 8.3     Summary of Environmental Inspections for Contract no. HK/2009/02

Table 8.4     Summary of Environmental Inspections for Contract no. HY/2009/15

Table 8.5     Summary of Environmental Inspections for Contract no. HK/2010/06

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

 

 


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     Air Quality Monitoring Results and Graphical Presentations

Appendix 5.4     Water Quality Monitoring Results and Graphical Presentations

Appendix 5.5     Real-time Noise 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 – May 2011 for the Project of Wan Chai Development Phase II and Central-Wanchai Bypass under Environmental Permit no. EP-356/2009 and Further Environmental permit nos. FEP-01/356/2009, FEP-02/356/2009, FEP-03/356/2009, FEP-04/356/2009 and FEP-05/356/2009. This report presents the environmental monitoring findings and information recorded during the period 28th April 2011 to 27th May 2011. 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 Contract no. HY/2009/11 included:

·          Reclamation works;

·          Concreting;

·          Slotted panel fixing;

·          Drainage Construction works;

·          Construction & installation of Seawall Block;

·          Construction of coping and outfall construction works; and 

·          Installation of Caisson Seawall.

 

  1. During this reporting period, the major work activities for Contract no. HK/2009/01 included:

·          All dredging works for HKCEC1 reclamation;

·          HKCEC Water Channel for the reclamation of HKCEC1;

·          Demolition of the existing seawall at VIP Drop-off Area for Cross-Harbour Watermains installation;

·          Installation of Cross-Harbour Water Mains nos. A1 & B1;

·          Dredging within the MTR Protection Boundary for the installation of Cross-Harbor Watermains nos. A2 & B2;

·          Platform erection for crawler crane mobilization near the existing seawall at Salisbury Garden;

·          Tee-off connection between cooling mains intake pipe of Government Towers and the existing system at Convention Avenue;

·          Trench excavation for proposed pipe laying works in Convention Avenue was in progress;

·          Proposed drainage works at VIP Drop-off Area near HKCEC West;

·          Temporary diversion of 2 nos. DN900 cooling water discharge pipes of Convention Plaza;

·          Trench excavation for a 1000 dia. watermains at Salisbury Garden;

·          Demolition of the existing Promenade Deck at the junction between Convention Avenue and Expo Drive;

·          Pre-drilling works for the proposed SCL D-Wall;

·          Infilling concrete wall between the return wall (replacing the original PQ31 to PQ34) and the existing seawall at North Bank of HKCEC Channel; and

·          Infilling concrete wall between PQ1 and the existing seawall at the junction between Convention Avenue and Expo Drive

 

  1. During this reporting period, the major work activities for Contract no. HK/2009/02 included:

·          Tseung Kwan O public fill sorting facility 9000m3 sorted fill produced this month;

·          Internal decoration, external decoration, E&M works and power on for new public toilet;

·          Laying and connecting water and drainage pipe;

·          Disable ramp for new public toilet

·          Foam concrete for new passenger terminal building

·          Ground floor slab for new passenger terminal building

·          Modification of existing finger pier deck and tree pits

·          Installation of precast manholes and pillar boxes

·          The relocated tour ferry pontoon was reinstated;

·          Modification of existing seawall;

·          A thrust block was cast at Harbour Road;

·          Approximate 22m cooling mains was laid at Harbour Road in this reporting period.

·          Trench excavation at Tonnochy Road;

·          Excavation and lateral support for WSD Salt Water Pumping Station at Wan Shing Street was continued. 4th layer of struts;

·          Temporary Traffic Deck at Wan Shing Street for WSD Intake Culvert;

·          Dredging for submarine outfall pipe;

·          Approximate 180m HDPE pipe was laid;

·          Connection chamber at DSD Screening Plant, modification of strutting and wall pour ;

·          Excavation and lateral support for jacking pit at ex-pet garden;

·          Blinding layer for jacking pit at ex-pet garden was cast;

·          Excavation and lateral support for WSD & DSD receiving pits;

·          Marine piling works for new ferry pier was ongoing. 21 out of 83 nos marine piles was completed as of 20 May 2011;

·          Remedial works for Eastern Temporary Seawall;

·          Tunnel bored pile works in WCR1;

·          Diaphragm wall construction; and

·          Guide wall construction and pre-treatment for diaphragm wall in WCR1 Area

 

  1. During this reporting period, the major work activities for Contract no. HY/2009/15 included:

·          Seawall block construction at TS4;

·          Filling work at TS1 and TPCWAE;

·          Access formation at TS1;

·          Grouting works at Abutment A;

·          Night time protection works at CHT; and

·          Trial trench work at Hung Hing Road and POC

 

  1. During this reporting period, the major work activities for Contract no. HK/2010/06 included:

·          Dredging over the MTR Tsuen Wan Line;

·          Disposal of Type 1 and Type 2 Sediment;

·          Mobilization of Piling and Staging Works; and

·          Erection of Staging Platform

 

Noise Monitoring

  1. Noise monitoring during daytime and restricted hour were conducted at the stations M1a, M2b, M3a, M4b and M5b on a weekly basis in the reporting month. Four limit level exceedances were recorded at M1a - Harbour Road Sports Centre on 4, 11, 17 and 24 May 2011 during restricted hour. Investigation found that major traffic noise was contributed in the noise monitoring and not related to the Project.

 

Real-time Noise Monitoring

  1. Real-time noise monitoring at FEHD Hong Kong Transport Section Whitefield Depot and Oil Street Community Centre have been commenced on 5 October 2010 for the filling works of Contract no. HY/2009/11. No project-related exceedance was recorded in the reporting month.

 

Air Quality Monitoring

  1. Air quality monitoring has been conducted at stations CMA1b, CMA2a, CMA3a, CMA4a, CMA5a and CMA6a. No exceedance was recorded in the reporting month.

 

Water Quality Monitoring

  1. Water quality monitoring at 18 monitoring stations was conducted three days per week during the reporting period.  The action and limit level exceedances of water quality monitoring are summarized in Table I.

 

Table I    Summary of Water Quality Monitoring Exceedances in Reporting Month

Contract no.

Water Monitoring Station

Mid-flood

Mid-ebb

DO

Turbidity

SS

DO

Turbidity

SS

AL

LL

AL

LL

AL

LL

AL

LL

AL

LL

AL

LL

HY/2009/11

WSD9

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

WSD10

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

WSD15

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

 

WSD17

0

0

1

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

C8

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

 

C9

0

0

0

1

3

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

HK/2009/01

WSD19

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

 

WSD20

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

WSD7

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

C1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

 

C3

0

0

1

3

1

1

0

0

1

7

3

3

 

C4e

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

C4w

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

HK/2009/01

& HK/2010/06

C2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

HK/2009/02

C5e

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

C5w

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

WSD21

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

HY/2009/15

C6

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

0

0

2

6

6

2

0

0

5

7

6

3

Remarks: -    Considering the absence of intake pump operation at Windsor House intake (C7), this sensitive receiver was apparently not exist during this period so that no water quality monitoring at C7 for compliance checking was undertaken in this reporting month.

-          The cessation of seawater intake operation for C6 was confirmed on 17 May 2011, the water monitoring at C6 was then terminated since 17 May 2011.

-          It was not included the exceedances recorded at C3 in the daily monitoring from 17 May to 27 May 2011.

 

  1. Investigation found that turbidity and/or SS level exceedances at C3 recorded on 5 and 7 May 2011 were caused by silt screen defect and improper maintenance of deployed silt curtain as identified during regular site inspections. In additional, the exceedances at C3 on 16, 18 and 19 May 2011 were caused by improper control and management of deployed silt curtain as identified during site inspections and monitoring. Other than these exceedances, it was concluded not related to the Project works.

 

Complaints, Notifications of Summons and Successful Prosecutions

  1. There was no environmental complaint recorded in the reporting month.

 

Site Inspections and Audit

  1. The Environmental Team (ET) conducted weekly site inspections for Contract nos. HY/2009/11, HK/2009/01, HK/2009/02, HY/2009/15 and HK/2010/06 under EP no. EP-356/2009 in the reporting month. Major observations and recommendations made during the audit sessions were rectified by the Contractors. No non-conformance was identified during the site inspections.

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Future Key Issues

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

 

Contract no. HY/2009/11- North Point Reclamation

·          Reclamation works;

·          Concreting;

·          Slotted panel fixing;

·          Drainage Construction works;

·          Outfall construction works;

·          Construction & installation of Seawall Block; and

·          Installation of Caisson Seawall.

 

Contract no. HK/2009/01 - Wan Chai Development Phase II – Central –Wanchai Bypass at HKCEC

·          Reclamation within HKCEC Water Channel;

·          Sheet pile installation for a temporary water channel covering the existing cooling water intake at Dome Promenade;

·          Dredging within MTRCL protection boundary would be continued prior to the commencement of preparation works for installation of Cross-Harbour Watermains nos. A2 & B2;

·          Installation of Cross-Harbour Watermains nos. A2 & B2 and A3 and B3 would be carried out;

·          Platform erection for crawler crane mobilization near the existing seawall at Salisbury Garden;

·          Works would be continued at VIP Drop-off Area, Convention Avenue and Fleming Road;

·          Main laying works at VIP Drop-off area;

·          Thrust block construction and trench backfilling works would be carried out;

·          Infilling of mass concrete between PQ1 and existing seawall at South Bank of HKCEC Water Channel;

·          Pre-drilling works would be continued along SCL D-Wall aliment (South Side) and be extent to the whole CWB area;

·          Pre-bored H-pilling works for CWB Mainline;  

·          Plant mobilization, ground treatment works and guide wall construction for proposed CWB & SCL D-Wall; and

·          All outstanding geotechnical instrumentation for construction of CWB & SCL Protection Works would be installed

 

Contract no. HK/2009/02 - Wan Chai Development Phase II – Central – Wan Chai Bypass at WanChai East

·          Continue operating Tseung Kwan O Public Fill Sorting Facility;

·          Complete internal and external decoration for new public toilet at Expo Drive East;

·          Complete E&M works for new public toilet at Expo Drive East;

·          Commence and complete modification existing hoarding for new public toilet opening;

·          Continue construction of passenger terminal at Expo Drive East;

·          Complete modification of existing finger pier decking;

·          Commence remaining demolition of existing pier at Expo Drive East;

·          Continue trench excavation and pipe laying works for cooling mains;

·          Continue trench excavation at Tonnochy Road;

·          Commence and complete lean concrete at P7, P8 and P9 pump station;

·          Complete excavation and lateral support for WSD Salt Water Pumping Station at Wan Shing Street;

·          Commence the construction of WSD Salt Water Pumping Station at Wan Shing Street;

·          Commence excavation and lateral support for construction of salt water intake culvert at Wan Shing Street;

·          Commence pre-bored H-pile for WSD Salt Water Intake Culvert at WCR1 Area;

·          Continue dredging, pipe welding and pipe laying works for submarine outfall pipe;

·          Complete connection chamber at DSD Screening Plant;

·          Commence the horizontal directional drill for pipe jacking across Hung Hing Road;

·          Commence pre-grouting along pipe jacking alignment across Hung Hing Road.

·          Continue excavation and lateral support for receiving pits;

·          Continue marine piling works for new ferry pier;

·          Continue tunnel bored pile works;

·          Continue guide wall construction for diaphragm wall construction; and

·          Continue pre-treatment for diaphragm wall construction.

 

Contract no. HY/2009/15 - Central-Wanchai Bypass – Tunnel (Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter Section)

·          Seawall block construction at TS4;

·          Dredging of odorous sediment at TS4;

·          Filling at TS4;

·          Site investigation at TS1 and TPCWAE;

·          Excavation for diaphragm wall construction at TS1 and TPCWAE; and

·          Grouting works at Abutment A

 

Contract no. HK/2010/06 - Wan Chai Development Phase II – Central – Wan Chai Bypass over MTR Tsuen Wan Line

·          Marine Bored Piling;

·          Disposal of Type 1 and Type 2 Sediment; and

·          Erection of Staging Platform

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) under Environmental Permit no. EP-356/2009 and Further Environmental permit nos. FEP-01/356/2009, FEP-02/356/2009, FEP-03/356/2009, FEP-04/356/2009 and FEP-05/356/2009 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 “Environmental Monitoring and Audit Requirements” under Particular Specification Section 27.

1.1.3.        This report documents the finding of EM&A works for Environmental Permit no. EP-356/2009, Further Environmental Permit no. FEP-01/356/2009, FEP-02/356/2009, FEP-03/356/2009, FEP-04/356/2009 and FEP-05/356/2009 and during the period 28th April to 27th May 2011. 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        Status 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.        The details of individual contracts are summarized in Table 2.2.

 

 

 

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

23 July 2010

DP1, DP2

Pending

HK/2009/02

Wan Chai Development Phase II – Central – Wan Chai Bypass at WanChai East

DP3, DP5

5 July 2010

DP1

26 April 2011

HY/2009/11

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

DP3

17 March 2010

HY/2009/15

Central-Wanchai Bypass – Tunnel (Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter Section)

DP3

10 November 2010

DP1

Pending

HK/2010/06

Wan Chai Development Phase II-Central-Wan Chai Bypass over MTR Tsuen Wan Line

DP3

22 March 2011

04/HY/2006

Reconstruction of Bus Terminus near Man Yiu Street and Man Kwong Street

DP1

September 2010

HY/2009/17

Central - Wan Chai Bypass (CWB) at FEHD Whitfield Depot - Advanced piling works.

DP1

5 October 2010

HY/2009/18

Central - Wan Chai Bypass (CWB) – Central Interchange

DP1

21 April 2011

HY/2009/19

Central - Wanchai Bypass Tunnel (North Point Section) and Island Eastern Corridor Link

DP1

24 March 2011

 

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

Principal Resident Engineer

Mr. Frankie Fan

2587 1778

2587 1877

Engineer for CWB

Principal Resident Engineer

Mr. Peter Poon

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

Project Director

Simon Tong

9124 2471

2634 1626

Site Agent

Paul Yu

9456 9819

Operation Manager

Lau Yee Ching

9466 3918

Construction Manager

David Wong

9653 8635

Construction Manager

Wilson Lau

5183 1270

Construction Manager

Chan Mui Sang

9864 8615

Environmental Officer (Compliance Manager)

Brian Wan

9312 2827

Environmental Engineer

Shelton Chan

5395 5470

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. Eric Lam

3658 3048

Deputy Site Agent

Mr. Anthony Wu

3658 3004

Quality & Environmental Manager

Mr. C.P. Ho

3658 3000

Environmental Officer

Ms. Flora Ng

3658 3064

China State Construction Engineering (HK) Ltd.

Contractor under Contract no. HY/2009/15

Project Manager

Mr. M Y Wong

2823 7879

2528 5651

Site Agent

Mr. Simon Tang

3557 6358

2566 2192

 

 

Construction Manager

Mr. C K Kwok

9779 2162

 

 

 

Assistant Construction Manager (East)

Mr. Gene Cheung

6105 4880

 

 

 

Assistant Construction Manager (West)

Mr. Tony Chiu

9090 0606

 

 

 

Section Agent (East)

Mr. Jason Chan

9254 1635

 

 

 

Section Agent (West)

Mr. Tang Ka Tung

9473 4771

 

 

 

Environmental Manager

Mr. Samuel Tsui

3557 6347

 

Gammon

-Leader JV

Contractor under Contract no. HK/2010/06

Project Manager

Mr. Simon Tong

9124 2471

2529 2880

Site Agent

Mr. Book Kin Man

9193 8680

Environmental Officer

Mr. Lee Wai Man

9481 6024

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 Contract no. HY/2009/11, the principal work activities in this reporting month included:

·          Reclamation works;

·          Concreting;

·          Slotted panel fixing;

·          Drainage Construction works;

·          Construction & installation of Seawall Block;

·          Construction of coping and outfall construction works; and 

·          Installation of Caisson Seawall.

 

2.4.4.        For Contract no. HK/2009/01, the principal work activities in this reporting month included:

·          All dredging works for HKCEC1 reclamation;

·          HKCEC Water Channel for the reclamation of HKCEC1;

·          Demolition of the existing seawall at VIP Drop-off Area for Cross-Harbour Watermains installation;

·          Installation of Cross-Harbour Water Mains nos. A1 & B1;

·          Dredging within the MTR Protection Boundary for the installation of Cross-Harbor Watermains nos, A2 & B2;

·          Platform erection for crawler crane mobilization near the existing seawall at Salisbury Garden;

·          Tee-off connection between cooling mains intake pipe of Government Towers and the existing system at Convention Avenue;

·          Trench excavation for proposed pipe laying works in Convention Avenue was in progress;

·          Proposed drainage works at VIP Drop-off Area near HKCEC West;

·          Temporary diversion of 2 nos. DN900 cooling water discharge pipes of Convention Plaza;

·          Trench excavation for a 1000 dia. watermains at Salisbury Garden;

·          Demolition of the existing Promenade Deck at the junction between Convention Avenue and Expo Drive;

·          Pre-drilling works for the proposed SCL D-Wall;

·          Infilling concrete wall between the return wall (replacing the original PQ31 to PQ34) and the existing seawall at North Bank of HKCEC Channel; and

·          Infilling concrete wall between PQ1 and the existing seawall at the junction between Convention Avenue and Expo Drive

2.4.5.        For Contract no. HK/2009/02, the principal work activities in this reporting month included:

·          Tseung Kwan O public fill sorting facility 9000m3 sorted fill produced this month;

·          Internal decoration, external decoration, E&M works and power on for new public toilet;

·          Laying and connecting water and drainage pipe;

·          Disable ramp for new public toilet

·          Foam concrete for new passenger terminal building

·          Ground floor slab for new passenger terminal building

·          Modification of existing finger pier deck and tree pits

·          Installation of precast manholes and pillar boxes

·          The relocated tour ferry pontoon was reinstated;

·          Modification of existing seawall;

·          A thrust block was cast at Harbour Road;

·          Approximate 22m cooling mains was laid at Harbour Road in this reporting period.

·          Trench excavation at Tonnochy Road;

·          Excavation and lateral support for WSD Salt Water Pumping Station at Wan Shing Street was continued. 4th layer of struts;

·          Temporary Traffic Deck at Wan Shing Street for WSD Intake Culvert;

·          Dredging for submarine outfall pipe;

·          Approximate 180m HDPE pipe was laid;

·          Connection chamber at DSD Screening Plant, modification of strutting and wall pour ;

·          Excavation and lateral support for jacking pit at ex-pet garden;

·          Blinding layer for jacking pit at ex-pet garden was cast;

·          Excavation and lateral support for WSD & DSD receiving pits;

·          Marine piling works for new ferry pier was ongoing. 21 out of 83 nos marine piles was completed as of 20 May 2011;

·          Remedial works for Eastern Temporary Seawall;

·          Tunnel bored pile works in WCR1 area;

·          Diaphragm wall construction; and

·          Guide wall construction and pre-treatment for diaphragm wall in WCR1 Area

2.4.6.        For Contract no. HY/2009/15, the principal work activities in this reporting month included:

·          Seawall block construction at TS4

·          Filling work at TS1 and TPCWAE

·          Access formation at TS1

·          Grouting works at Abutment A

·          Night time protection works at CHT

·          Trial trench work at Hung Hing Road and POC

2.4.7.        For Contract no. HK/2010/06, the principal work activities in this reporting month included:

·          Dredging over the MTR Tsuen Wan Line;

·          Disposal of Type 1 and Type 2 Sediment;

·          Mobilization of Piling and Staging Works; and

·          Erection of Staging Platform

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

Contract no. HY/2009/11- North Point Reclamation

·          Reclamation works;

·          Concreting;

·          Slotted panel fixing;

·          Drainage Construction works;

·          Outfall construction works;

·          Construction & installation of Seawall Block; and

·          Installation of Caisson Seawall.

 

Contract no. HK/2009/01 - Wan Chai Development Phase II – Central –Wanchai Bypass at HKCEC

·          Reclamation within HKCEC Water Channel;

·          Sheet pile installation for a temporary water channel covering the existing cooling water intake at Dome Promenade;

·          Dredging within MTRCL protection boundary would be continued prior to the commencement of preparation works for installation of Cross-Harbour Watermains nos. A2 & B2;

·          Installation of Cross-Harbour Watermains nos. A2 & B2 and A3 and B3 would be carried out;

·          Platform erection for crawler crane mobilization near the existing seawall at Salisbury Garden;

·          Works would be continued at VIP Drop-off Area, Convention Avenue and Fleming Road;

·          Main laying works at VIP Drop-off area;

·          Thrust block construction and trench backfilling works would be carried out;

·          Infilling of mass concrete between PQ1 and existing seawall at South Bank of HKCEC Water Channel;

·          Pre-drilling works would be continued along SCL D-Wall aliment (South Side) and be extent to the whole CWB area;

·          Pre-bored H-pilling works for CWB Mainline;  

·          Plant mobilization, ground treatment works and guide wall construction for proposed CWB & SCL D-Wall; and

·          All outstanding geotechnical instrumentation for construction of CWB & SCL Protection Works would be installed

 

Contract no. HK/2009/02 - Wan Chai Development Phase II – Central – Wan Chai Bypass at WanChai East

·          Continue operating Tseung Kwan O Public Fill Sorting Facility;

·          Complete internal and external decoration for new public toilet at Expo Drive East;

·          Complete E&M works for new public toilet at Expo Drive East;

·          Commence and complete modification existing hoarding for new public toilet opening;

·          Continue construction of passenger terminal at Expo Drive East;

·          Complete modification of existing finger pier decking;

·          Commence remaining demolition of existing pier at Expo Drive East;

·          Continue trench excavation and pipe laying works for cooling mains;

·          Continue trench excavation at Tonnochy Road;

·          Commence and complete lean concrete at P7, P8 and P9 pump station;

·          Complete excavation and lateral support for WSD Salt Water Pumping Station at Wan Shing Street;

·          Commence the construction of WSD Salt Water Pumping Station at Wan Shing Street;

·          Commence excavation and lateral support for construction of salt water intake culvert at Wan Shing Street;

·          Commence pre-bored H-pile for WSD Salt Water Intake Culvert at WCR1 Area;

·          Continue dredging, pipe welding and pipe laying works for submarine outfall pipe;

·          Complete connection chamber at DSD Screening Plant;

·          Commence the horizontal directional drill for pipe jacking across Hung Hing Road;

·          Commence pre-grouting along pipe jacking alignment across Hung Hing Road.

·          Continue excavation and lateral support for receiving pits;

·          Continue marine piling works for new ferry pier;

·          Continue tunnel bored pile works;

·          Continue guide wall construction for diaphragm wall construction; and

·          Continue pre-treatment for diaphragm wall construction.

 

Contract no. HY/2009/15 - Central-Wanchai Bypass – Tunnel (Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter Section)

·          Seawall block construction at TS4;

·          Dredging of odorous sediment at TS4;

·          Filling at TS4;

·          Site investigation at TS1 and TPCWAE;

·          Excavation for diaphragm wall construction at TS1 and TPCWAE; and

·          Grouting works at Abutment A

 

Contract no. HK/2010/06 - Wan Chai Development Phase II – Central – Wan Chai Bypass over MTR Tsuen Wan Line

·          Marine Bored Piling;

·          Disposal of Type 1 and Type 2 Sediment; and

·          Erection of Staging Platform

 

 

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

Status

Environmental Permit

EP-356/2009

30 Jul 2009

Valid

Environmental Permit

EP-364/2009/A

4 Aug 2010

Valid

Environmental Permit

EP-364/2009

17 Aug 2009

Superseded

Environmental Permit

EP-376/2009

13 Nov 2010

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-01/356/2009

18 Feb 2010

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-02/356/2009

24 Mar 2010

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-03/356/2009

24 Mar 2010

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-04/356/2009

22 Nov 2010

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-05/356/2009

24 Mar 2011

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-01/364/2009

24 Mar 2010

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-02/364/2009

21 Apr 2010

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-03/364/2009

12 Jul 2010

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-04/364/2009/A

14 Oct 2010

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-05/364/2009/A

15 Nov 2010

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-06/364/2009/A

22 Nov 2010

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-07/364/2009/A

25 Feb 2011

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:

Contract no. 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.

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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-RS0870-10

6 Oct 2010

1 Nov 2010 to 30 Apr 2011

Expired

 

GW-RS0330-11

15 Apr 2011

1 May 2011 to 31 Oct 2011

Valid

Registration as a Chemical Waste Producer

WPN: 5213-151-C3631-02

12 Oct 2010

N/A

Valid

Billing Account under Waste Disposal Ordinance

7010037

13 Jan 2010

N/A

Valid

Discharge Licence

WT00007942-2010

29 Nov 2010

30 Nov 2015

Valid

Dumping Permit (Type 1 – Open Sea Disposal)

EP/MD/11-116

29 Dec 2010

31 Dec 2010 to 28 Jun 2011

Valid

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

EP/MD/11-162

23 Mar 2011

31 Mar 2011 to 29 Apr 2011

Expired

EP/MD/12-008

28 Apr 2011

30 Apr 2011 to 29 May 2011

Valid until 29 May 2011

 

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

Revised Silt Curtain Deployment Plan (Rev. 3)

4 Dec 2010

Condition 2.9

Silt Screen Deployment Plan (Rev. 6)

19 May 2011

Condition 2.10

Coral Translocation Plan

20 Nov 2009

Condition 2.16

Revised Noise Management Plan (Rev 5)

19 Feb 2011

Condition 2.17

Landscape Plan

12 May 2010

 

Revised landscape Plan

30 Jun 2010

 

Submission of Supplementary Information - Revised Management & Maintenance Schedule for Submitted Revised Landscape Plan

25 Aug 2010

 

Contract no. 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 for contract no. HK/2009/01 under FEP-02/356/2009 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

 

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 piling equipment

PP-RS0045-10

21 Dec 2010

21 Dec 2010 to 20 Jun 2011

Valid

Construction Noise Permit (CNP) for non-piling equipment

GW-RS0965-10

8 Nov 2010

22 Nov 2010 to 21 May 2011

Expired

 

GW-RS1034-10

26 Nov 2010

27 Nov 2010 to 26 May 2011

Expired

 

GW-RS1074-10

3 Dec 2010

09 Dec 2010 to 08 Jun 2011

Valid

 

GS-RS0022-11

12 Jan 2011

23 Jan 2011 to 22 Jul 2011

Withdrawn

 

GW-RS0107-11

8 Feb 2011

16 Mar 2011 to 15 Sep 2011

Valid

 

GW-RS0111-11

11 Feb 2011

28 Feb 2011 to 31 Aug 2011

Valid

 

GW-RS0311-11

1 Apr 2011

7 Apr 2011 to   6  Oct 2011

Withdrawn

 

GW-RS0384-11

29 Apr 2011

27 May 2011 to 26 Nov 2011

Valid

 

GW-RS0421-11

6 May 2011

11 May 2011 to 10 Nov 2011

Valid

 

GW-RS0450-11

20 May 2010

9 Jun 2010 to

8 Dec 2011

To be valid on 9 Jun 2011

Discharge Licence

WT00006220-2010

18 Mar 2010

31 Mar 2015

Valid

Billing account under Waste Disposal Ordinance

7010069

21 Jan 2010

N/A

Valid

Registration as a Chemical Waste Producer

WPN5213-134-C3585-01

21 Jan 2010

N/A

Valid

Dumping Permit (Type 1 – Open Sea Disposal)

EP/MD/11-083

23 Nov 2010

24 Nov 2010 to 23 May 2011

Expired

 

EP/MD/12-021

20 May 2011

24 May 2011 to 23 Nov 2011

Valid

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

EP/MD/11-164

6 Apr 2011

8 Apr to 7 May 2011

Expired

Dumping Permit (Type 1 – Open Sea Disposal (Dedicate Sites) & Type 2 – Confined Marine Disposal) for trial dump using Geo-synthetic container

EP/MD/11-138

8 Apr 2011

15 Apr to 14 May 2011

Expired

 

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

Conditions 2.8 and 2.9

Supplementary Document on Silt Curtain and Silt Screen Deployment Plan

19 Jul 2010