Contract No: HK/2011/07

 

Wanchai Development Phase II and Central Wanchai Bypass

Sampling, Field Measurement and Testing Works (Stage 2)

 

Environmental Permit no. EP-356/2009,

Further Evironmental permit nos. fep-02/356/2009, FEP-03/356/2009, Fep-04/356/2009 , Fep-06/356/2009 and FEP-07/356/2009

 

Monthly Environmental Monitoring & Audit Report

 

- December 2015 -


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:

 

 

13 January 2016

 

 


Table of contents

 

1.   Introduction. 12

1.1        Scope of the Report 12

1.2        Structure of the Report 12

2.   Project Background. 14

2.1        Background. 14

2.2        Scope of the Project and Site Description. 14

2.3        Division of the Project Responsibility. 15

2.4        Project Organization and Contact Personnel 16

3.   Status of Regulatory Compliance. 21

3.1        Status of Environmental Licensing and Permitting under the Project 21

4.     Monitoring Requirements. 32

4.1        Noise Monitoring. 32

4.2        Air Monitoring. 33

4.3        Water Quality Monitoring. 36

5.     Monitoring Results. 41

5.1        Noise Monitoring Results. 41

5.2        Real-time Noise Monitoring. 43

5.3        Air Monitoring Results. 44

5.4        Water Monitoring Results. 46

5.5        Waste Monitoring Results. 54

6.     Compliance Audit. 60

6.1        Noise Monitoring. 60

6.2        Real-time noise Monitoring. 60

6.3        Air Monitoring. 61

6.4        Water Quality Monitoring. 61

6.5        Review of the Reasons for and the Implications of Non-compliance. 63

6.6        Summary of action taken in the event of and follow-up on non-compliance. 63

7.     Cumulative Construction Impact due to the Concurrent Projects. 64

8.     Environmental Site Audit. 65

9.   Complaints, Notification of Summons and Prosecution. 69

10.    Conclusion. 70


lIST OF TABLES

 

Table I         Summary of Water Quality Monitoring Exceedances in Reporting Month

Table II        Summary of Enhanced Dissolved Oxygen 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. HK/2009/01

Table 3.3      Summary of submission status under FEP-02/356/2009 Condition

Table 3.4      Cumulative Summary of Valid Licences and Permits under Contract no. HK/2009/02

Table 3.5      Summary of submission status under FEP-03/356/2009 Condition

Table 3.6      Cumulative Summary of Valid Licences and Permits under Contract no. HY/2009/15

Table 3.7      Summary of submission status under FEP-04/356/2009 Condition

Table 3.8      Cumulative Summary of Valid Licences and Permits under Contract no. HY/2009/19

Table 3.9     Cumulative Summary of Valid Licences and Permits under Contract no. HK/2012/08

Table 3.10   Summary of submission status under EP-356/2009 & FEP-06/356/2009 Condition

Table 3.11   Cumulative Summary of Valid Licences and Permits under Contract no. HY/2010/08

Table 3.12   Summary of submission status under EP-356/2009 and FEP-07/356/2009 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 Station for Contract nos. HK/2009/01, HK/2009/02

Table 5.2     Noise Monitoring Station for Contract no. HY/2009/15

Table 5.3     Noise Monitoring Station for Contract no. HY/2009/19

Table 5.4    Noise Monitoring Station for Contract no. HY/2010/08

Table 5.5      Real Time Noise Monitoring Station for Contract no. HY/2009/19

Table 5.6    Air Monitoring Station 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     Air Monitoring Stations for Contract no. HY/2009/19

Table 5.10   Air Monitoring Stations for Contract no. HK/2012/08

Table 5.11   Air Monitoring Stations for Contract no. HY/2010/08

Table 5.12   Water Monitoring Stations for contracts with respect to remaining DP3 work areas after the completion of DP5 & DP6 in 2012 and intake diversion in 2013

Table 5.13    Water Monitoring Stations for Contract no. HK/2009/01

Table 5.14    Water Monitoring Stations for Contract no. HK/2009/02

Table 5.15   Water Monitoring Stations for Contract no. HK/2012/08

Table 5.16    Water Monitoring Stations for Contract no. HY/2009/15

Table 5.17    Summary of Water Quality Monitoring Exceedances in Reporting Month

Table 5.18    Summary of Enhanced Dissolved Oxygen Monitoring Exceedances in Reporting Month

Table 5.19    Details of Waste Disposal for Contract no. HK/2009/01

Table 5.20    Details of Waste Disposal for Contract no. HK/2009/02

Table 5.21    Details of Waste Disposal for Contract no. HY/2009/15

Table 5.22    Details of Waste Disposal for Contract no. HY/2009/19

Table 5.23    Details of Waste Disposal for Contract no. HK/2012/08

Table 5.24  Details of Waste Disposal for Contract no. HY/2010/08

Table 8.1     Summary of Environmental Inspections for Contract no. HK/2009/01

Table 8.2     Summary of Environmental Inspections for Contract no. HK/2009/02

Table 8.3     Summary of Environmental Inspections for Contract no. HY/2009/15

Table 8.5     Summary of Environmental Inspections for Contract no. HK/2012/08

Table 8.6    Summary of Environmental Inspections for Contract no. HY/2010/08

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 – December 2015 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-02/356/2009, FEP-03/356/2009, FEP-04/356/2009, FEP-06/356/2009 and FEP-07/356/2009. This report presents the environmental monitoring findings and information recorded during the period from 27th November 2015 to 26th December 2015. 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. HK/2009/01 included:

·          Nil

 

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

Ÿ   Reclamation works was completed

 

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

·          Reinstatement of vertical seawall at TPCWAE

 

  1. During this reporting period, the major work activities for Contract no. HY/2009/19 included:

Ÿ   Nil

 

  1. During this reporting period, the major work activities for Contract no. HK/2012/08 included:

·          Construction of culvert

·          Construction of dry dock

·          Trimming of rock bedding

 

  1. During this reporting period, the major work activities for Contract no. HY/2010/08.

·          Diversion pipe maintenance

 

Noise Monitoring

  1. Four limit level exceedances were recorded at noise monitoring station M1a – Habour Road Sports Center on 01, 08, 15 and 23 December 2015. The exceedances were concluded as non-project related.
  2. Two limit level exceedances were recorded at noise monitoring station M6 – HK Baptist Church Henrietta Secondary School on 11 and 16 December 2015. The exceedances were concluded as non-project related.
  3. Noise monitoring during daytime and restricted hour were conducted at the stations M1a, M2b, M3a, M4b, M5b and M6 on a weekly basis in the reporting month.

 

 

Real-time Noise Monitoring

  1. As the land-based piling and filling works- DP3 at Tin Hau had been completed on 3 September 2012 and confirmed by RSS, the real-time noise monitoring results at RTN1 - FEHD Hong Kong Transport Section Whitfield Depot was excluded under EP-356/2009 since 28 November 2012.
  2. The real-time noise monitoring at RTN2-Oil Street Community Liaison Centre has been relocated to City Garden Electric Centre (RTN2a- Electric Centre) on 5 Oct 2012, which is a representative of noise sensitive receiver- City Garden. The baseline noise level of RTN2a will adopt the results derived from the baseline noise monitoring conducted in Electric Centre from 4 December 2009 to 17 December 2009.
  3. 24-hour real time noise monitoring was conducted at RTN2a – Hong Kong Electric Centre. No project related limit level exceedance was recorded in the reporting month.

 

Air Quality Monitoring

  1. Due to interruption of electricity, the 24hr TSP was rescheduled as follows:

24hr TSP at CMA5b was rescheduled from 2 December 2015 to 3 December 2015.

  1. No action or limit level exceedance for TSP monitoring was recorded in the reporting month.
  2. With respect to the removal of Oil Street Site Office, the respective air quality monitoring station CMA1b was finely adjusted on 11 September 2015.
  3. With respect to the area handover, the air quality monitoring station CMA5a at Children Playgrounds opposite to the Pedestrian Plaza was relocated to the Pedestrian Plaza on 3 December 2014. The station reference and location ID of the air quality monitoring station CMA5a was updated as CMA5b and Pedestrian Plaza respectively
  4. Due to extension of site boundary by contractor of HY/2009/19, location of air monitoring station CMA1b – Oil Street Community Liaison Centre has been finely adjusted on 21 April 2012.
  5. The location ID of air monitoring station CMA1b was updated as Oil Street Site Office in April 2013.
  6. 1-hour and 24-hour Total Suspended Particulates (TSP) monitoring were conducted at CMA1b – Oil Street Site Office; CMA2a – Causeway Bay Community Center; CMA3a – CWB PRE Site Office Area; CMA4a – Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; CMA5b – Pedestrian Plaza; CMA6a – WDII PRE Site Office.

 

Water Quality Monitoring

  1. Action and Limit level of water quality monitoring was transited from wet season to dry season from 1 October 2015.
  2. With respect to the completion of dredging activities at HKCEC and WCR, the removal of silt screen at monitoring stations C1, P1, P3, P4, P5 was conducted on 7 November 2015, for the water quality monitoring at C1, P1, P3, P4, P5 have been monitored for 4-week period after the removal of silt screen to confirm no water deterioration.
  3. With respect to the completion of dredging activities at HKCEC and WCR, the removal of silt screen at monitoring stations WSD19 was conducted on 15 September 2015, for the water quality monitoring at WSD19 have been monitored for 4-week period after the removal of silt screen to confirm no water deterioration.
  4. With respect to the completion of the removal of the silt screen maintained under WDII Contract HK/2009/01 at WSD Saltwater Intake Station WSD19 on 15 September 2015, the monitoring location for the WQM station WSD19 would be finely adjusted to the location immediately outside the abstraction point of the respective WSD Saltwater Intake from 16 September 2015.
  5. With respect to the resumption of seawall reinstatement works at Ex-PCWAE and the location of the Enhance DO monitoring station Ex-PCWAE SE would form an active construction area. The Enhance DO monitoring station Ex-PCWAE SE was temporarily suspended from 31 August 2015.
  6. With respect to the construction stage and access condition at Ex-PCWAW and the potential DO concern within the area, the suspended Enhance DO monitoring within Ex-PCWAW area at the Enhance DO monitoring station Ex-PCWA-SE was resumed on 10 August 2015 at the finely adjusted monitoring location.
  7. With respect to the construction works undertaken at Ex-PCWAW and the forthcoming wet season DO concern, the suspended Enhance DO monitoring within Ex-PCWAW area at the Enhance DO monitoring station Ex-PCWA-SW was resumed on 30 March 2015 at the finely adjusted monitoring location.
  8. With respect to the commencement of seawall modification works at Ex-PCWAE and the location of the Enhance DO monitoring stations would form an active construction area, the Enhance DO monitoring at monitoring station EX-PCWA SW and SE were temporarily suspended from 2 March 2015 ebb tide and the monitoring at the location is tentatively to be resumed by early April 2015 to cater for the potential DO concern during Wet Season.

xxix.        As informed by CWB RSS, the operation of the diverted Windsor House cooling intake was commenced on 20 Dec 2014 and the water quality monitoring at monitoring station C7 for Windsor House Cooling water intake was resumed on 22 Dec 2014.

xxx.        With respect to the commencement of temporary reclamation works and seawall construction at Ex-PCWAW zone and diverted culvert extension, the location of the Enhance DO monitoring stations (Ex-PCWASW and Ex-PCWA SE) were finely adjusted to the PCWAE since 7 November 2014.

xxxi.        With respect to the commencement of marine dredging works at WCR3 under contract HK/2009/02. The respective water quality monitoring station C1 were associated with HK/2009/01 and HK/2009/02.

  1. As confirmed by CWB RSS, the operation of the pump station for Windsor House Cooling Water was suspended from 22 Oct 2014 for the Windsor House intake cooling intake scheme and temporary supply of freshwater from WSD water mains was provided to cooling water intake. The water quality monitoring for the respective cooling water intake at WQM station C7 was temporarily suspended from 22 Oct 2014.
  2. With respect to the commencement of filling works at TS3 and the formation of TZ3 reclamation zone, the enhance DO monitoring at Enhance monitoring station C7 was temporarily suspended from 22 Oct 2014.
  3. As confirmed by WDII RSS and IEC, the cross harbor dredging works have completed since 16 March 2012 while the dredging works for submarine outfall pipeline has completed since 29 November 2011, considering current construction stage and dredging Scenario, the water quality monitoring at stations WSD9 and WSD17 was temporarily suspended since 8 September 2014 flood tide.
  4. With respect to the switching over of cooling water intake location, the water quality monitoring at the relocated intake station RW21-P789 under HK/2009/02 was commenced since 29 July 2013 and monitoring station C5e and C5w were temporarily suspended and switched over to monitoring station RW21-P789 on 29 July 2013 due to suspension of pump house operation.
  5. As advised by WDII RSS, the water quality monitoring for WSD21 pump station with respect to HK/2009/02 was switched over to the relocated location since 12 March 2014. According to the EM&A Manual, the water quality monitoring station WSD21 was relocated to station RW21-P789 and the water quality monitoring at station WSD21 was temporarily suspended since 12 March 2014.
  6. With respect to the commencement of marine dredging works under contract HY/2010/08. The respective water quality monitoring station C7 were associated with HY/2009/15 and HY/2010/08.
  7. With respect to the commencement of marine dredging works under contract HK/2012/08/ The respective water quality monitoring station WSD19, P1, P3, P4, and P5 were associated with Contract HK/2012/08 Since September 2013.
  8. WQM events on 22 April 2013 at monitoring stations C2, C3, C4e and C4w were temporarily suspended. Upon confirmation with WDII RSS and the IEC, water quality monitoring at relocated intakes monitoring location P1, P3, P4 and P5 were commenced since 24 April 2013.
  9. Due to the marine piling under Contract no. HY/2009/19 was completed on 4 March 2013, the temporary suspension of impact water quality monitoring at C8 and C9 from 4 March 2013 have been monitored for 4-week period after the completion of marine works to confirm no water deterioration.
  10. As confirmed by CWB RSS, the marine pilling works under contract HY/2009/19 was confirmed completed by 4 March 2013. The water quality monitoring at the respective monitoring stations C8 and C9 were temporarily suspended since 30 March 2013.
  11. RSS confirmed that all Type III Dredging works under HK/2009/01 have been completed since Oct 2012.
  12. Due to the presence of obstacle within the inner silt curtain frame at sampling point, water quality point at C7 was finely adjusted to the outside of the inner silt curtain frame since 29 Dec 2012.
  13. With respect to the trial dredging at WCR2 was scheduled on 20, 22, 24, 25 March and 1, 3 , 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20 Apr and 3 May 2012, on-going water quality monitoring results at WSD21 during this period was checked and indicated that there was no contribution due to the trial dredging operation.  Enhanced review of water quality around WCR2 was also implemented and no deterioration in the water quality was observed.
  14. Due to the access of water monitoring station at WSD19 was blocked by LCSD construction works from 3 April 2012 to 2 May 2012 and lead to the inaccessibility of sampling either land and marine, there is a fine adjustment of the sampling point of WSD 19 since 5 April 2012 to the closest accessible point prior to the completion of the construction activities.
  15. WDII/RSS advised that the dredging works for submarine pipeline at Victoria Harbour had been completed in January 2012. Therefore, the concurrent dredging activities at Sewage Pipeline Zone and reclamation shoreline zone TCBR under the EP-356/2009 scenario 2B no longer exist. As such, with reference to Table 5.39 of the EIA Report for Wan Chai Development Phase II and Central-Wan Chai Bypass, the application of silt screen for cooling water intakes for Queensway Government Offices was suspended and the others remain unchanged.
  16. Due to the dredging works for Cross Harbour Water Mains from Wan Chai to Tsim Sha Tsui- DP6 was completed on 26 March 2012, the temporary suspension of impact water quality monitoring at WSD7 and WSD20 after 27 April 2012 for the water quality monitoring at WSD7 and WSD20 have been monitored for 4-week period after the completion of DP6 to confirm no water deterioration. Water quality monitoring at WSD10 and WSD15 was temporary suspended while water quality monitoring at WSD9 and WSD17 was implemented with respect to HK/2009/02 from 8 Feb 12 onwards;
  17. Based on the joint inspection on 4 Jan 2012 for the NPR area, the 4-week water quality monitoring at WSD9, WSD10, WSD15, WSD17, C8, C9 to confirm no water deterioration with respect to NPR was commenced since 7 Jan 2012 and it was completed on 6 February 2012.
  18. Based on the safety concern when external façade refurbishment was conducted by contractor employed by Provident Centre (C9) between 9 January 2012 to 30 July 2012 which caused to the inaccessibility of sampling either land and marine since 3 Feb 2012, there is a fine adjustment of the sampling location of water quality monitoring at C9 since 10 March 2012 to the closest accessible point prior to the completion of the external façade refurbishment work.
  19. Water quality monitoring at C8 and C9 have been implemented with respect to HY/2009/19 since the marine bore piling work started on 28 Jan 12.

 

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

HK/2009/01 & HK/2009/02

C1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

HK/2012/08

WSD19

0

0

5

1

0

0

0

0

0

3

0

0

P1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

P3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

P4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

P5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

HK/2009/02

RW21-P789

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

HY/2009/15 & HY/2010/08

C7

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

0

0

5

2

0

0

0

0

1

5

0

1

Remarks: -     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.

         -   WSD9 and WSD17 were implemented with respect to HK/2009/02 from 8 Feb 2012.

-   4-week water quality monitoring at WSD9, WSD10, WSD15, WSD17, C8 and C9 were completed on 6 Feb 2012.

-   C8 and C9 were implemented with respect to HY/2009/19 from 28 Jan 2012.

-       C8 & C9 was temporary suspended on 30 March 2013 due to the marine works for Contract no. HY/2009/19 had been completed on 4 March 2013

-   WSD7 and WSD20 water quality monitoring were temporarily suspended from 27 Apr 2012.

-      C2, C3 C4e and C4w water quality monitoring station was temporarily suspended since 24 Apr 2013

-       C5e and C5w water quality monitoring station was temporarily suspended since 29 July 2013

-       WSD21 water quality monitoring station was temporarily suspended since 12 March 2014

-       Maintenance responsibility of silt screen C1, P3, P4 and P5 are under Contract HK/2009/01.

-       WSD9 and WSD17 water quality monitoring station was temporarily suspended since 8 September 2014 flood tide.

-   The water monitoring station C1 shall be associated with Contract No. HK/2009/02 upon commencement of marine works under DP3 at WCR3 area.

 

  1. There were 6 action level and 7 limit level of turbidity exceedances, and no action level and 1 limit level of suspended solid exceedances recorded in the reporting month.
  2. Investigation found that the turbidity exceedances and suspended solid exceedances recorded in this reporting month were not related to Project works. The details of the recorded exceedance can be referred to the Section 6.4.
  3. Enhanced DO monitoring at 4 monitoring stations in Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter and Ex-Public Cargo Works Area was conducted three days per week during the reporting period. The action and limit level exceedances of water quality monitoring are summarized in Table II.

 

Table II   Summary of Enhanced Dissolved Oxygen Monitoring Exceedances in Reporting Month

Contract no.

Water Monitoring Station

Mid-flood

Mid-ebb

DO

DO

AL

LL

AL

LL

HY/2009/15

C6

0

0

0

0

Ex-WPCWA SW

1

0

0

0

Total

1

0

0

0

Remarks: - Enhance DO monitoring at Windsor House Cooling (Station Ref: C7) was temporarily

suspended since 22 October 2014 with respect to the formation of temporary reclamation.

-  Enhance DO monitoring at Monitoring station at Ex-PCWAE was temporarily suspended from 31 August 2015 with respect to seawall reinstatement works and formation of active works area.

 

  1. There was 1 action level and no limit level exceedances of enhanced dissolved oxygen recorded in this reporting month. Investigation found that the exceedance was not related to Project works. The details of the recorded exceedances can be referred to the Section 6.4.
  2. In response to the Condition 2.18 of the Environmental Permit no. EP-356/2009 requiring that a silt curtain / impermeable barrier system be installed to channel water discharge flow from Culvert L to locations outside the embayment area, a proposed replacement of the requirement with additional dissolved oxygen monitoring has been conducted at three monitoring stations, namely A, B and C between the eastern seawall of Central Reclamation Phase III and the HKCEC Extension since November 2011 under EP-356/2009 so that DO level between the eastern seawall of Central Reclamation Phase II and the HKCEC extension could be continuously monitored.
  3. With respect to the commencement of dredging works under HK/2012/08 and the installation of MTR precast protection unit, the enhanced water quality monitoring for Culvert L was temporarily suspended since 24 July 2013.
  4. With respect to the commencement of filling works at TS3 and the formation of TZ3 reclamation zone, the enhance DO monitoring at Enhance monitoring station C7 was temporarily suspended from 22 Oct 2014.

 lviii.        With respect to the commencement of temporary reclamation works and seawall construction at Ex-PCWAW zone and diverted culvert extension, the location of the Enhance DO monitoring stations (Ex-PCWASW and Ex-PCWA SE) were finely adjusted to the PCWAE since 7 November 2014.

   lix.        With respect to the resumption of seawall reinstatement works at Ex-PCWAE and the location of the Enhance DO monitoring station Ex-PCWAE SE would form an active construction area. The Enhance DO monitoring station Ex-PCWAE SE was temporarily suspended from 31 August 2015.

 

Complaints, Notifications of Summons and Successful Prosecutions

  1. There was no environmental complaint received in this reporting month.

 

  1. Referring to the complaint case regarding the illegal disposal of construction waste referred by EPD was received by ET on 17 November 2015, the updated 2nd and 3rd interim investigation report were submitted to the EPD on 17 December 2015 and 31 December 2015 respectively. In response to the complaint concern, additional water quality monitoring and additional site inspections have been conducted by the ET and the investigation findings were included in the interim investigation reports separately submitted to the EPD. In addition, the ET and IEC have conducted checking on the waste disposal records and site construction records with the CWB RSS team to confirm the key construction activities during the concerned period and the quantities of inert C&D material disposed. Upon further review on relevant records and follow up inspections on the implementation of site measures, the final investigation would be issued.

 

 

Site Inspections and Audit

  1. The Environmental Team (ET) conducted weekly site inspections for Contract nos. HK/2009/01, HK/2009/02, HY/2009/15, HY/2009/19, HK/2012/08 and HY/2010/08 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.
  2. Construction works under HK/2010/06 was confirmed completed and the respective work area under FEP-05/356/2009 was handover and inspected under HK/2012/08 from 22 September 2014 onwards.

 

 

 

Future Key Issues

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

 

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

Ÿ   Nil

 

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

·          Nil

 

 

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

·          Reinstatement of vertical seawall at TPCWAE

 

Contract no. HY/2009/19- Wan Chai Bypass Tunnel (North Point Section) and Island Eastern Corridor Link

·            Nil

 

Contract no. HK/2012/08 – Wan Chai Development Phase II – Central- Wan Chai Bypass at Wan Chai West

·          Construction of culvert

·          Construction of dry dock

·          Trimming of rock bedding

 

Contract no. HY/2010/08 –Central - Wan Chai Bypass (CWB) –Tunnel (Slip Road 8)

·          Diversion pipe maintenance

 

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-02/356/2009, FEP-03/356/2009, FEP-04/356/2009, FEP-06/356/2009 and FEP-07/356/2009 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-041/2001).

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-02/356/2009, FEP-03/356/2009, FEP-04/356/2009, FEP-06/356/2009 and FEP-07/356/2009 during the period from 27th November 2015 to 26th December 2015. 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        Environmental Site Audit – 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

25 August 2011

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

(Completed)

HY/2009/15

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

DP3

10 November 2010

DP1

13 July 2011

HK/2010/06

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

DP3

22 March 2011

(Completed)

04/HY/2006

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

DP1

September 2010

(Completed)

HY/2009/17

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

DP1

5 October 2010

(Completed)

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

HK/2012/08

Wan Chai Development Phase II Central-

Wan Chai Bypass at Wan Chai

West

DP1,DP2, DP3

10 March 2014

HY/2010/08

Central- Wanchai Bypass Tunnel – Tunnel (Slip Road 8)

DP1, DP2, DP3

21 March 2013

HY/2011/08

Central-Wan Chai Bypass (CWB) – Tunnel Buildings, Systems and Fittings, and Works Associated with Tunnel Commissioning

DP1

8 October 2014

 

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’s Representative for WDII

Principal Resident Engineer

Mr. Frankie Fan

2587 1778

2587 1877

Engineer’s Representative for CWB

Principal Resident Engineer

Mr. Peter Poon

3912 3388

3912 3010

Chun Wo – Leader Joint Venture

Contractor under Contract no. HK/2009/01

Project Manager

Mr. Simon Liu

9304 8355

2587 1878

Site Agent

Mr. Andy Yu

9648 4896

Construction Manager

Mr. Terry Wong

9757 9846

Construction Manager

Mr. Wyman Wong

9627 2467

Construction Manager

Mr. Terry Tsang

6683 9394

Environmental Officer

Ms. Wendy Ng

9803 0057

Assistant Environmental Engineer

Miss. Connie Chan

6157 7057

Chun Wo – CRGL Joint Venture

Contractor under Contract no. HK/2009/02

Project Manager

Mr. Paul Yu

3658-3085

2827 9996

Quality & Environmental Manager

Mr. C.P. Ho

9191 8856

China State Construction Engineering (HK) Ltd.

Contractor under Contract no. HY/2009/15

Project Director

Chris Leung

3557 6393

2566 2192

 

Site Manager

Y Huo

3557 6368

Contractor’s Representative

Andrew Wong

3557 6371

Contractor’s Representative

Gene Cheung

3557 6395

 

 

 

Environmental Officer

Andy Mak

3557 6347

Chun Wo – CRGL – MBEC Joint Venture

 

Contractor under Contract no. HY/2009/19

 

Project Manager

Rayland Lee

3758 6788

2570 8013

Site Agent

David Lau

3758 8879

Deputy Site Agent

Eric Fong

6191 9337

Environmental Manager /

Environmental Officer

M.H. Isa

9884 0810

 

 

Construction Manager (Marine)

Andy Chan

9879 4325

 

Construction Manager (Land)

Bear Ding

6483 6198

Operation Manager (Land)

Yung Kwok Wah

9834 1010

China State-

Leader JV

Contractor

under Contract

no. HK/2012/08

Project Director

C. N. Lai

9106 5806

2877 1522

Project Manager

Eddie Chung

9189 8118

Site Agent

Keith Tse

9037 1839

Environmental Officer

James Ma

9130 9549

Environmental Supervisor

Y. L. Ho

9856 5669

China State

 

Contractor

under Contract

no. HY/2010/08

Project Director

Chris Leung

3467 4299

2566 8061

 

 

 

Project Manager

Chan Ying Lun

3418 3001

 

 

Site Agent

Dave Chan

3467 4277

 

 

Environmental Officer

Gabriel Wong

35576466

 

 

Environmental Supervisor

Desmond Ho Tsz Ho

3557 6466

Leighton

Joint Venture

 

Contractor under Contract no. HY/2011/08

 

Project Manager

Paul Evans

2823 1111

21406799

 

 

 

Site Agent

Colman Wong

9730 0806

Environmental Officer

David Hung

9765 6161

Environmental Supervisor

Penny Yiu

2214 7738

Ramboll Environ Hong Kong Limited

Independent Environmental Checker (IEC)

Independent Environmental Checker (IEC)

Mr. David Yeung

3465 2888

3465 2899

Lam Geotechnics Limited

Environmental Team (ET)

Environmental Team Leader (ETL)

Mr. Raymond Dai

2882 3939

2882 3331

 

 

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

Ÿ   Nil

 

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

Ÿ   Reclamation works was completed

 

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

·          Reinstatement of vertical seawall at TPCWAE

 

 

2.4.6.     For Contract no. HY/2009/19, the principal work activity in this reporting month included:

Ÿ   Nil

 

2.4.7.     For Contract no. HK/2012/08, the principal work activity in this reporting month included:

·          Construction of culvert

·          Construction of dry dock

·          Trimming of rock bedding

 

2.4.8.     For Contract no. HY/2010/08, no principal work activities this reporting month.

·          Diversion pipe maintenance

 

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

 

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

Ÿ   Nil

 

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

·          Nil

 

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

·          Reinstatement of vertical seawall at TPCWAE

 

Contract no. HY/2009/19- Wan Chai Bypass Tunnel (North Point Section) and Island Eastern Corridor Link

Ÿ   Nil

 

Contract no. HK/2012/08 – Wan Chai Development Phase II – Central- Wan Chai Bypass at Wan Chai West

·          Construction of culvert

·          Construction of dry dock

·          Trimming of rock bedding

 

 

Contract no. HY/2010/08 –Central - Wan Chai Bypass (CWB) –Tunnel (Slip Road 8)

·          Diversion pipe maintenance

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

17 Aug 2009

Superseded

Environmental Permit

EP-364/2009/A

4 Aug 2010

Superseded

Environmental Permit

EP-364/2009/B

20 Sep 2012

Superseded

Environmental Permit

EP-364/2009/C

11 Jul 2014

Valid

Environmental Permit

EP-376/2009

13 Nov 2010

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-01/356/2009

18 Feb 2010

Surrendered

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

Surrendered

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

Surrendered

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-04/364/2009/A

14 Oct 2010

Surrendered

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/B

20 Sep 2012

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-08/364/2009/A

15 Jun 2012

Surrendered

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-06/356/2009

5 Mar 2013

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-07/356/2009

26 July 2013

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-09/364/2009/B

5 March 2013

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-10/364/2009/B

26 July 2013

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-11/364/2009/B

2 May 2014

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. HK/2010/06 – Wan Chai Development Phase II – Central – Wan Chai Bypass over MTR Tsuen Wan Line under FEP-05/356/2009

3.1.3.     The construction works were completed and the FEP-05/356/2009 was surrendered by the Contractor on 3 October 2014.

 

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 3.2 and Table 3.3.

Table 3.2 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

06 Jan 2010

N/A

Valid

Construction Noise Permit (CNP) for non-piling equipment

GW-RS0706-15

30 Jun 2015

2 Jul 2015 to 1 Jan 2016

Valid

GW-RS0803-15

28 Jul 2015

21 Aug 2015 to 20 Feb 2016

Valid

 

GW-RS0804-15

28 Jul 2015

22 Aug 2015 to 21 Feb 2016

Valid

 

GW-RS0868-15

13 Aug 2015

14 Aug 2015 to 13 Feb 2016

Valid

 

GW-RS1025-15

22 Sep 2015

24 Sep 2015 to 23 Mar 2016

Valid

 

GW-RS1031-15

22 Sep 2015

29 Sep 2015 to 24 Mar 2016

Superseded by GW-PS1228-15

 

GW-RS1134-15

23 Oct 2015

08 Nov 2015 to 07 May 2016

Valid

 

GW-RS1135-15

23 Oct 2015

26 Nov 2015 to 25 May 2016

Valid

 

GW-RS1228-15

13 Nov 2015

16 Nov 2015 to 13 May 2016

Valid