Contract No: HK/2015/01

 

Wanchai Development Phase II and Central Wanchai Bypass

Sampling, Field Measurement and Testing Work (Stage 3)

 

Environmental Permit no. EP-364/2009/D,

Further Evironmental permit nos. fep-01/364/2009, fep-02/364/2009, FEP-05/364/2009/A, FEp-06/364/2009/a, FEP-07/364/2009/D, FEP-09/364/2009/B, FEP-10/364/2009/B and FEP-11/364/2009/B

 

Monthly Environmental Monitoring & Audit Report

 

- april 2016 -

 

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:

 

 

 

09 May 2016


Table of contents         

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY.. 4

1.         Introduction.. 11

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 23

 

4.          Monitoring Requirements.. 37

4.1        Noise Monitoring. 37

4.2        Air Quality Monitoring. 39

 

5.         Monitoring Results.. 41

5.1        Noise Monitoring Results. 42

5.2        Real Time Noise Monitoring Results. 45

5.3        Air Quality Monitoring Results. 47

5.4       Waste Monitoring Results. 51

 

6.         Compliance Audit.. 56

6.1        Noise Monitoring. 56

6.2        Air Quality Monitoring. 58

6.3        Review of the Reasons for and the Implications of Non-compliance. 59

6.4        Summary of action taken in the event of and follow-up on non-compliance. 59

 

7.         Cumulative Construction Impact due to the Concurrent Projects.. 60

8.         Enviromental site audit.. 61

9.         Complaints, Notification of Summons and Prosecution.. 64

10.       Conclusion.. 67


lIST OF TABLES

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-02/364/2009

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-01/364/2009

Table 3.6      Cumulative Summary of Valid Licences and Permits under Contract no.  

                      HY/2009/18

Table 3.7      Summary of submission status under FEP-05/364/2009/A

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-06/364/2009/A

Table 3.10    Cumulative Summary of Valid License and Permits under Contract no. HY/2009/19

Table 3.11   Summary of submission status under FEP-07/364/2009/D

Table 3.12    Cumulative Summary of Valid License and Permits under Contract no. HK/2012/08

Table 3.13    Summary of submission status under FEP-09/364/2009/B

Table 3.14    Cumulative Summary of Valid License and Permits under Contract no. HY/2010/08

Table 3.15    Summary of submission status under FEP-10/364/2009/B

Table 3.16    Cumulative Summary of Valid License and Permits under Contract no. HY/2011/08

Table 3.17    Summary of submission status under FEP-11/364/2009/B

Table 4.1      Noise Monitoring Stations

Table 4.2      Real Time Noise Monitoring Stations

Table 4.3      Air Quality Monitoring Stations

Table 5.1      Noise Monitoring Stations for Contract no. HY/2009/18

Table 5.2      Noise Monitoring Station for Contract no HK/2009/01 and HK/2009/02

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

Table 5.4      Noise Monitoring Stations for Contract no. HY/2009/19

Table 5.5      Noise Monitoring Stations for Contract no. HY/2010/08

Table 5.6      Noise Monitoring Stations for Contract no. HY/2011/08

Table 5.7      Real Time Noise Monitoring Stations for Contract no. HY/2009/19

Table 5.8      Real Time Noise Monitoring Stations for Contract no. HY/2011/08

Table 5.9      Air Quality Monitoring Station for Contract no. HY/2009/18

Table 5.10    Air Quality Monitoring Station for Contract no. HK/2009/01

Table 5.11    Air Quality Monitoring Station for Contract no. HK/2009/02

Table 5.12    Air Quality Monitoring Stations for Contract no. HY/2009/15

Table 5.13    Air Quality Monitoring Station for Contract no. HY/2009/19

Table 5.14    Air Quality Monitoring Station for Contract no. HK/2012/08

Table 5.15    Air Quality Monitoring Stations for Contract no. HY/2010/08

Table 5.16    Air Quality Monitoring Stations for Contract no. HY/2011/08

Table 5.17    Details of Waste Disposal for Contract no. HK/2009/01

Table 5.18    Details of Waste Disposal for Contract no. HK/2009/02

Table 5.19    Details of Waste Disposal for Contract no. HY/2009/18

Table 5.20    Details of Waste Disposal for Contract no. HY/2009/15

Table 5.21    Details of Waste Disposal for Contract no. HY/2009/19

Table 5.22    Details of Waste Disposal for Contract no. HK/2012/08

Table 5.23    Details of Waste Disposal for Contract no. HY/2010/08

Table 5.24    Details of Waste Disposal for Contract no. HY/2011/08

Table 8.1      Summary of Environmental Inspections for Contract no. HY/2009/15

Table 8.4      Summary of Environmental Inspections for Contract no. HK/2009/01

Table 8.5      Summary of Environmental Inspections for Contract no. HK/2009/02

Table 8.6      Summary of Environmental Inspections for Contract no. HK/2012/08

Table 8.7      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    Summary of Key Construction Activities of Individual Contract(s) to be    

                      commenced in Coming Reporting Month

 

LIST OF FIGUREs

 

Figure 2.1         Project Layout

Figure 2.2         Project Organization Chart

Figure 4.1         Locations of Environmental Monitoring Stations

 

 

lIST OF APPENDIces

 

Appendix 3.1    Environmental Mitigation Implementation Schedule

Appendix 4.1    Action and Limit Level

Appendix 4.2    Copies of Calibration Certificates

Appendix 5.1    Monitoring Schedule for Reporting Month and Coming month

Appendix 5.2    Noise Monitoring Results and Graphical Presentations

Appendix 5.3    Air Quality Monitoring Results and Graphical Presentations

Appendix 5.4    Real-time Noise Monitoring Results and Graphical Presentations

Appendix 6.1    Event Action Plans

Appendix 6.2    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 íV April 2016 specific for Environmental Permit no. EP-364/2009/D, Further Environmental Permit nos. FEP-01/364/2009, FEP-02-364/2009, FEP-05/364/2009/A, FEP-06/364/2009/A FEP-07/364/2009/D, FEP-09/364/2009/B, FEP-10/364/2009/B and FEP-11/364/2009/B. The EM&A report is prepared by the Environmental Team (ET) employed under Contract No. HK/2015/01 íV Wan Chai Development Phase II and Central Wanchai Bypass íV Sampling, Field Measurement and Testing Works (Stage 3). This report presents the environmental monitoring findings and information recorded during the period of 27 March 2016 to 26 April 2016.

 

  1. The implementation of the Environmental Monitoring and Audit Programme for the Wan Chai Development phase II and Central-Wan Chai Bypass Project has been taken over by the Lam Geotechnics Limited (LGL) under Contract HK/2015/01 íV Wan Chai Development Phase II and Central Wanchai Bypass íV Sampling, Field Measurement and Testing Works (Stage 3) from 27 December 2015 in continuation of the previous Environmental Team employed under Contact HK/2011/07 íV Wan Chai Development Phase II and Central Wanchai Bypass íV Sampling, Field Measurement and Testing Works (Stage 2).

 

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

 

Contract no. HY/2009/18 - Central - Wan Chai Bypass (CWB) - Central Interchange under FEP-05/364/2009/A

íP          Drainage works

íP          Road works

íP          Landscaping works

íP          Modification and Construction of Sign Gantries / Traffic Signs

íP          Maintenance works

 

Contract no. HK/2009/01 - Wan Chai Development Phase II - Central - Wan Chai Bypass at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre - Tunnel Works under FEP-02/364/2009

íP          Stage 3a backfilling works

íP          Stage 3b backfilling works

íP          Stage 4 construction tunnel structure

íP          Reinstatement of outfall

íP          Reinstatement of triangular planter at Fenwick Pier Street

 

Contract no. HK/2009/02 - Wan Chai Development Phase II - Central - Wan Chai Bypass at Wan Chai East (CWB Tunnel) under FEP-01/364/2009             

íP          Site clearance works was on going at OHVD at Tunnel Portion 1.

íP          Waterproofing works and base slab construction were completed

íP          Middle wall and side wall construction

íP          Diaphragm wall panel construction

íP          King post work was completed

íP          Instrumentation work was on going

 

Contract no. HY/2009/15 - Central-Wanchai Bypass íV Tunnel (Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter Section) under FEP-06/364/2009/A

 

íP          Backfilling works at TPCWAW

íP          Dismantle steel work at TPCWAW

íP          Remaining works inside tunnel at TS4 and TPCWAE

íP          Remedial works at Mined Tunnel

íP          Reinstatement of Shaft B between TPCWAW and TPCWAE

 

Contract no. HY/2009/19 - Central - Wanchai Bypass Tunnel (North Point Section) and Island Eastern Corridor Link under FEP-07/364/2009/D

íP          Pier construction for IEC

íP          Construction of EVB

íP          Column modification at F1 to F8

íP          Watson Road laying of new water pipe

íP          Oil Street drainage works

íP          Excavation / Construction of retaining wall/Piling works/Approach Ramp

íP          Bridge segment erections

íP          Hing Fat Street modification works

íP          EVA bulkhead removal

íP          Hing Fat Street Slip Road Bridge E parapet construction

 

Contract no. HK/2012/08 íV Wan Chai Development Phase II íV Central- Wan Chai Bypass at Wan Chai West under FEP-09/364/2009B

íP          Grouting

íP          Construction of MVB

íP          Pre-bored H-pile construction

íP          Construction of concrete plug

íP          Excavation and lateral support installation for CWB tunnel

 

Contract no. HY/2010/08 íVCentral - Wan Chai Bypass (CWB) íVTunnel (Slip Road 8) under FEP-10/364/2009B

íP          Tree protection works next to existing BGO,

íP          Drainage improvement works,

íP          Excavation and Lateral Support for U-structure,

íP          Pipe piling & grouting works,

íP          Utility diversion works,

íP          Retaining wall works

íP          ELS works,

íP          D-wall drill cutting works

íP          Construction works for subway extension

 

 

Contract no. HY/2011/08 íVCentral - Wan Chai Bypass (CWB) íVTunnel Buildings, Systems and Fittings, and Works Associated with Tunnel Commissioning under FEP-11/364/2009B

íP          Construction of Ventilation Buildings, inclusive of Administrative Building, East Ventilation Shaft, West Ventilation Building

íP          Construction of Tunnel Thermal Barrier

íP          Installation of Electricals and Mechanicals

íP          Installation of Tunnel Features

                                                                                   

Noise Monitoring

  1. Noise monitoring during daytime was conducted at M1a - Harbour Road Sports Center; M2b - Noon-day gun area; M3a - Tung Lo Wan Fire Station; M4b - Victoria Center; M5b - City Garden, M6 - HK Baptist Church Henrietta Secondary School, M7e and M7w íV International Financial Centre East Podium and International Finance Centre West Podium and M8 íV City Hall on weekly basis in the reporting month.
  2. Two limit level exceedances were recorded at noise monitoring station M1a íV Habour Road Sports Center on 29 March 2016 and 12 April 2016. The exceedances were concluded as non-project related.
  3. Two limit level exceedances were recorded at noise monitoring station M6 íV HK Baptist Church Henrietta Secondary School on 11 and 19 April 2016. The exceedances were concluded as non-project related.
  4. 24-hour real time noise monitoring was conducted at RTN1 - FEHD Hong Kong Transport Section Whitfield Depot for construction activities at IEC bridge deck. No limit level exceedance was recorded in the reporting month.
  5. 24-hour real time noise monitoring was conducted at RTN2a íV Hong Kong Electric Centre. No project related exceedance was recorded in the reporting month.
  6. 24-hour real time noise monitoring was conducted at RTN3 íV Yu Lee Mo Fan Memorial School. No project related exceedance was recorded in the reporting month.
  7. 24-hour real time noise monitoring was conducted at RTN4 íV Causeway Bay Community Centre. No project related exceedance was recorded in the reporting month.

           

Air Quality Monitoring

  1. 1-hour and 24-hour Total Suspended Particulates (TSP) monitoring were conducted at CMA1b íV Oil Street Site Office; CMA2a - Causeway Bay Community Center; CMA3a - CWB PRE Site Office Area; CMA4a íV Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; CMA5b - Pedestrian Plaza; MA1e and MA1w íV International Finance Centre eastern and western podium on every six days basis.
  2. One action level exceedance for TSP monitoring was recorded at CMA5b íV Pedestrian Plaza on 14 April 2016 in the reporting month. The exceedance was concluded as non-project related.
  3. Due to interruption of electricity supply, the following 24hr TSP monitoring were rescheduled :-

The 24hr TSP monitoring at air quality monitoring station CMA1b was rescheduled from 13 April 2016 to 14 April 2016

The 24hr TSP monitoring at air quality monitoring station CMA3a was rescheduled from 01 April 2016 to 02 April 2016.

The 24hr TSP monitoring at air quality monitoring station CMA5b was rescheduled from 13 April 2016 to 14 April 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Complaints, Notifications of Summons and Successful Prosecutions

  1. Five environmental complaints were received in the reporting month.

 

  1. First public complaint regarding direct discharge of muddy effluent referred by EPD was received by ET on 31 March 2016 (Case Ref.: H08/RS/00006732-16). The complainant reported that muddy water was observed discharged from the construction site of Central íV Wan Chai Bypass íV Tunnel (North Point Section) and Island Eastern Corridor Link (Contract No. HY/2009/19) into Victoria Habour via a drain hole.

 

ET confirmed with the Resident Site Staff that pipe Laying works between Pier 32 and Pier 33 and excavation and blinding works for Manhole at Pier 34 were in progress on 22 March 2016.

The observed drain hole was identified to be the outlet point of a manhole and a section of an abandoned U-channel (extending from the concerned manhole to the Hong Kong Electric Substation in length along the site boundary) was adjoining the concerned manhole and sandbag was previously placed at the U-channel at the location near the inlet point to the concerned manhole.

 

Based on the site records confirmed by RSS, pipe laying works between Pier 32 and Pier 33 and excavation and blinding works for Manhole at Pier 34 were in progress on 22 March 2016. The observed drain hole was identified to be the outlet point of a manhole and a section of an abandoned U-channel (extending from the concerned manhole to the Hong Kong Electric Substation in length along the site boundary) was adjoining the concerned manhole and sandbag was previously placed at the U-channel at the location near the inlet point to the concerned manhole. In addition, no site discharge point was connected to the aforesaid U-channel and the concerned manhole. In view of the environmental concern, the following remedial and precautionary actions were taken by the Contractor of HY/2009/19 on 29 March 2016.

 

i)              Plugging the inlet point of the concerned manhole (connecting to the abandoned U-channel) with concrete;

ii)             Plugging the outlet of the concerned manhole (connecting to the observed drain hole) with concrete;

iii)            Filling the concerned manhole with rubbles;

iv)            Shifting the unused wastewater treatment plant around the concerned location to other site location for use.

 

Follow-up inspection was conducted by the Environmental Team on 06 April 2016. No further contaminated runoff discharge was observed from the concerned drain hole and precautionary measures including provision of concrete bunding was implemented along the site boundary at the concerned location to avoid potential surface overflow. The pipe laying works and the excavation works was found at distant location away from the concerned drain hole with no surface drain connection and no particular effluent was generated from the work. As such, no information indicate the discharge was related to the above construction activities.

However, it was noted that another section of surface drainage channel within the construction site (perpendicular in direction to the initial identified abandoned U-channel) was also in connection to concerned manhole and minor residue mud deposition was observed within the surface drainage channel. Despite the above additional surface drainage channel identified, the outlet point of concerned final manhole (in connection with the observed drain hole) was observed plugged with concrete and filled with rubbles as rectification measure to avoid any further contaminated runoff discharge via the observed drain hole.

 

Nevertheless, the Contractor of HY/2009/19 was reminded to conduct regular cleaning works for site surface drainage channel to avoid accumulation of silt and soil and avoid potential overflow by directing the surface runoff within the surface drainage channel to proper collection point for necessary treatment prior to discharge. The Contractor of HY/2009/19 was also reminded to check and review other surface drainage channel within the construction site to avoid potential runoff related impact via surface drainage channel to the nearby waters.

In addition, it was noticed that water was discharged from a piping extending from City Garden and the discharged water would result in seepage across the site hoarding into the abandoned U-channel. The Contractor of HY/2009/19 was suggested to liaise with the City Garden Management Office for proper connection of the observed pipping with discharge to prevent further seepage water into the construction site.                

              

  1. Second public complaint regarding construction dust emission was referred by EPD was received by ET on 05 April 2016 (Case Ref.: H08/RS/00007662-16). The complainant reported that construction dust emission arising from drilling activity from the construction site of Central íV Wan Chai Bypass íV Tunnel (North Point Section) and Island Eastern Corridor Link (Contract No. HY/2009/19).

 

ET confirmed with the Resident Site Staff that drilling holes for installation of starter bars was carried out under Contract HY/2009/19 at the vertical cut face of the existing IEC road slab on 05 April 2016

 

Based on the site records confirmed by RSS, drilling holes for installation of starter bars was carried out under Contract HY/2009/19 at the vertical cut face of the existing IEC road slab on 05 April 2016 and according to the photo information provided by the EPD, no dust suppression measures was implemented during the observed drilling works on 05 April 2016.

 

According to Air Pollution Control Ordinance, for pneumatic or power-driven drilling, cutting and polishing, water or a dust suppression chemical shall be continuously sprayed on the surface where any pneumatic or power-driven drilling, cutting, polishing or other mechanical breaking operation that causes dust emission is carried out, unless the process is accompanied by the operation of an effective dust extraction and filtering device.

 

Follow-up inspection was conducted on 06 April 2016, rectification actions including the use of vacuum suction to extract dust generated during the concerned drilling works was observed implemented by the Contractor of HY/2009/19 for starter bars drilling works. 

 

 

  1. Third public complaint regarding landscape aspect was referred by RSS was received by ET on 11 April 2016 (Case Ref.:2-2036525055). The complainant reported that a tree (6 meters in height and 1.5 meters in diameter) was found toppled at 111 Victoria Park Road, near Lamp post 38632 and blocking the Pedestrian pathway on 27 March 2016.

 

ET confirmed with the Resident Site Staff that the concerned tree was identified as T710 and no construction activity in the vicinity of tree T710 on 27 March 2016 and no construction works are required in or near its vicinity. 

 

Based on the site records confirmed by RSS, the concerned tree was identified as the retained tree T710 maintained under the Contract of HY/2010/08 and the concerned tree T710 was located outside the assessment area in the relevant Project EIA Report. No construction works are required in the vicinity of concerned tree T710 and no construction activity was conducted in the vicinity of tree T710 on 27 March 2016. Nevertheless, based on RSS information, recent tree monitoring report indicates an existing cavity at trunk and the concerned tree T710 has been recommended to be felled in the tree risk assessment Form 2.

 

With respect to the observed incident of the toppling of the concerned tree T710, the Contractor of HY/2010/08 was instructed by RSS to remove the broken trunk/ remains to avoid impact to the surroundings. The concerned tree T710 shall be compensated by the Contractor of HY/2010/08 in accordance with the Development Bureau Technical Circular (Works) No. 7/2015 and the detail on compensation would be further agreed with Victoria Park Management Office. Follow-up inspection was conducted on 13 April 2016, and the remaining parts of the concerned tree T710 was observed felled to avoid further impact to nearby public road.

 

  1. Forth public complaint regarding muddy dispersion referred by RSS was received by ET on 13 April 2016. The complainant reported that muddy water was observed to disperse from Contract HK/2009/02 site area to Victoria Harbour occasionally as there was no silt curtain installed under the buoyancy floats. The location concerned was the East of Star Ferry Piers (Contract No. HK/2009/02).

 

ET confirmed with the Resident Site Staff that no marine construction activities or land construction activities under Contract HK/2009/02 at the concerned location on 12 April 2016.

Surface runoff control measures including provision of concrete bund at the concerned location was implemented by Contract HK/2009/02.

No soil & silt deposition along the seawall at the concerned location on 12 April 2016.

No discharge point located in the vicinity of the concerned location under Contract HK/2009/02.

Silt curtain with buoyancy floats acting as anchor points was installed at Monitoring Station RW21-P789 for Water intakes.

 

Based on the site records confirmed by RSS, no marine construction activities or land construction activities was carried out under Contract HK/2009/02 at the concerned location on 12 April 2016 and no soil and silt deposition was found along the seawall at the concerned location and precautionary measures for site runoff control including provision of concrete bund along boundary of site area near the waterfront around the concerned location was implemented by the Contractor HK/2009/02. In addition, no discharge point under Contract HK/2009/02 was located in the vicinity of the concerned location. Based on information confirmed by RSS, the buoyancy floats deployed at the concerned location are acting as the anchor points for the silt curtain deployed around the WQM Station RW21-P789 for the WSD and Cooling Water Intakes group.

 

Follow-up inspection was conducted on 14 April 2016, no surface runoff from the construction site nor discharge of contaminated effluent was observed around the concerned location and precautionary measures including the provision of concrete bund at the concerned location was observed maintained by the Contractor of HK/2009/02 and the silt curtain deployed around the WQM station RW21-P789 was generally in order.

In view of the public concern on the water quality, the Contractor of HK/2009/02 was reminded to maintain effective surface runoff protection and provide proper collection point of construction effluent around the concerned location to avoid potential surface runoff related impact.

 

  1. Fifth public complaint regarding muddy water discharge referred by EPD was received by ET on 13 April 2016 (EPD Ref.: H05/RS/00008367-16 dated 13 April 2016). The complainant reported that muddy water was discharged from the construction work of Contract HK/2012/08 to the sea outside the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts on 13 April 2016 morning.

 

ET confirmed with the Resident Site Staff that internal transport of soil to the hopper barge for storage via landing barge was conducted by Contractor of HK/2012/08 during 0800 hours to 1000 hours on 13 April 2016 at the sea outside the concerned location and 3 nos. of dump trucks were deployed for the operation.

Protection measure including provision of sandbag bunding along the side of the landing barge was implemented by the Contractor of HK/2012/08.

 

According to the relevant site records provided by RSS, internal transport of soil to the hopper barge for storage via landing barge was conducted by Contractor of HK/2012/08 during 0800 hours to 1000 hours on 13 April 2016 at the sea outside the concerned location and 3 nos. of dump trucks were deployed for the operation. Protection measure including provision of sandbag bunding along the side of the landing barge was implemented by the Contractor of HK/2012/08. In addition, amber rainstorm warning signal was hoisted from 0630 hours to 1200 hours on 13 April 2016 and during the above time period, muddy water was observed from the upstream of culvert L outside the HK/2012/08 site.

 

Follow up inspection was conducted on 19 April 2016, protection measures including provision of sandbag bunding along the side of the landing barge was implemented and no mud or soil deposition was observed along the seawall and no discharge point was located within the temporary water channel connecting the Culvert L outfall location to the Victoria Harbour. In addition, piling works was observed at the north side of Zone A1 on 19 April 2016 and construction effluent collection from piling work via sedimentation tank to wastewater treatment facility was implemented and steel barrier was installed around the piling works area to mitigate against potential surface runoff related impact.

 

Nevertheless, in view of the public concern, the Contractor was reminded to maintain adequate perimeter embankment protection along the seawall boundary and maintain proper construction effluent collection system to avoid potential runoff related impact to nearby waters.

 

Site Inspections and Audit

  1. The Environmental Team (ET) conducted weekly site inspections for Contract no. HY/2009/15, HY/2009/18, HY/2009/19, HY/2010/08, HK/2009/01, HK/2009/02, HK/2012/08 and HY/2011/08 in this reporting period.
  2. Construction of bored pile E3B under HY/2009/17 was confirmed completed and the respective work area under FEP-03/364/2009 was handover and inspected under HY/2009/19 from 19 Dec 2012 onwards.
  3. Construction works under HK/2010/06 was confirmed completed and the respective work area under FEP-08/364/2009/A was handover and inspected under HK/2012/08 from 22 Sep 2014 onwards.
  4. The Contractors rectified major observations and recommendations made during the audit sessions. No non-conformance was identified during the site inspections.

Future Key Issues

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

 

Contract no. HY/2009/18 íV Central íV Wan Chai Bypass (CWB) íV Central Interchange under FEP-05/364/2009/A

íP          Drainage works

íP          Road works

íP          Landscaping works

íP          Modification and Construction of Sign Gantries / Traffic Signs

íP          Maintenance works

 

Contract no. HK/2009/01 íV Wan Chai Development Phase II íV Central íV Wan Chai Bypass at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre íV Tunnel Works under FEP-02/364/2009

íP          Stage 3b backfilling works

íP          Stage 4 construction tunnel structure

íP          Reinstatement of outfall

íP          Reinstatement of triangular planter at Fenwick Pier Street

 

Contract no. HK/2009/02 íV Wan Chai Development Phase II íV Central íV Wan Chai Bypass at Wan Chai East (CWB Tunnel) under FEP-01/364/2009

 

íP          Construction of pre-cast concrete cover

íP          Tunnel OHVD construction

íP          Tunnel wall and top slab construction

íP          Waterproofing layer at side wall slap application

íP          Road side barrier construction

íP          Removal of remaining temporary sheetpile seawall

íP          Removal of blockwork seawall near the interface between Portion 2 and Portion 5

íP          Diaphragm wall construction

íP          Excavation work

íP          Strut installation

 

Contract no. HY/2009/15 íV Central-Wanchai Bypass íV Tunnel (Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter Section) under FEP-06/364/2009/A

íP          Remedial works at Mined Tunnel

íP          Remaining works inside tunnel at TS4 and TPCWAE

íP          Removal of ELS and backfilling works at TPCWAW

íP          Reinstatement of Shaft B between TPCWAW and TPCWAE

íP          Saw cutting of diaphragm wall at TPCWAW

 

 

 

Contract no. HY/2009/19 íV Central íV Wanchai Bypass Tunnel (North Point Section) and Island Eastern Corridor Link under FEP-07/364/2009/D

íP          Pier construction for IEC

íP          Construction of EVB

íP          Column modification at F1 to F8

íP          Watson Road laying of new water pipe

íP          Oil Street drainage works

íP          Excavation / Construction of retaining wall/Piling works/Approach Ramp

íP          Bridge segment erections

íP          Hing Fat Street modification works

íP          EVA bulkhead removal

íP          Hing Fat Street Slip Road Bridge E parapet construction

 

Contract no. HK/2012/08 íV Wan Chai Development Phase II íV Central- Wan Chai Bypass at Wan Chai West under FEP-09/364/2009/B

íP          Grouting

íP          Construction of MVB

íP          Pre-bored H-pile construction

íP          Construction of concrete plug

íP          Excavation and lateral support installation for CWB tunnel

 

Contract no. HY/2010/08 íVCentral - Wan Chai Bypass (CWB) íVTunnel (Slip Road 8) under FEP-10/364/2009

íP          Tree protection works next to existing BGO,

íP          Drainage improvement works,

íP          Excavation and Lateral Support for U-structure,

íP          Pipe piling & grouting works,

íP          Utility diversion works,

íP          Retaining wall works

íP          ELS works,

íP          D-wall drill cutting works

íP          Construction works for subway extension

 

Contract no. HY/2011/08 íV Central - Wan Chai Bypass (CWB) íVTunnel Buildings, Systems and Fittings, and Works Associated with Tunnel Commissioning under FEP-11/364/2009B

íP          Construction of Ventilation Buildings, inclusive of Administrative Building, East Ventilation Shaft, West Ventilation Building

íP          Construction of Tunnel Thermal Barrier

íP          Installation of Electricals and Mechanicals

íP          Installation of Tunnel Features

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-364/2009/D and Further Environmental permit nos. FEP-01/364/2009, FEP-02/364/2009, FEP-05/364/2009/A, FEP-06/364/2009/A, FEP-07/364/2009/D, FEP-09/364/2009/B, FEP-10/364/2009B and FEP-11/364/2009B 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 ížEnvironmental Monitoring and Audit RequirementsíĘ under Particular Specification Section 27.

1.1.3.     This report documents the finding of EM&A works for Environmental Permit (EP) no. EP-364/2009/D, Further Environmental Permit (FEP) nos. FEP-01-364/2009, FEP-02/364/2009, FEP-05/364/2009/A, FEP-06/364/2009/A, FEP-07/364/2009/D, FEP-09/364/2009/B, FEP-10/364/2009/B and FEP-11/364/2009/B during the period 27 March 2016 to 26 April 2016.

1.2          Structure of the Report

 

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

 

Section 2        Project Background íV 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 íV summarizes the status of valid Environmental Permits / Licenses during the reporting period.

 

Section 4          Monitoring Requirements íV 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 íV summarizes the monitoring results obtained in the reporting period.

 

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

 

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

 

Section 8        Environmental Site Audit íV 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 íV summarizes the cumulative statistics on complaints, notification of summons and prosecution

 

Section 10        Conclusion

2      Project Background

2.1          Background

2.1.1.     ížWan Chai Development phase II and Central-Wan Chai BypassíĘ and ížCentral-Wan Chai Bypass and Island Eastern Corridor LinkíĘ (hereafter called ížthe ProjectíĘ) are Designated 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.     Design and Construction of Central íV Wan Chai Bypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link under the Project involves the construction and operation of a trunk road and its road tunnel more than 800m in length between portals that is shown at Figure 2.1.

2.2.2.     The study area encompasses existing developments from Central to North Point. The scope of the Central-Wanchai Bypass (CWB) and Island Eastern Corridor Link (IECL) includes:

íP      A dual three-lane trunk road, approximately 4.5 km in length, and tunnel approximately 3.7 km in length defined from the connection with the existing Rumsey Street Flyover in Central, through to a connection with the existing Island Eastern Corridor to the east of the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter (CBTS);

íP      The Central Interchange near the Rumsey Street Flyover to provide road connections to the Central area;

íP      Tunnel control buildings and ventilation buildings;

íP      Slip roads to connect the CWB to the local road system in the Wan Chai North and Causeway Bay area;

íP      Associated road lighting, road signing, traffic control and surveillance system; and

íP      Other associated works.

 

2.2.3.     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 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 Table2.2.

Table 2.2    Details of Individual Contracts under the Project

Contract No.

Contract Title

Associated DP(s)

Construction Commencement Date

HY/2009/17

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

DP1

5 October 2010

(Completed)

HY/2009/18

Central íV Wan Chai Bypass (CWB) íV Central Interchange

DP1

21 April 2011

04/HY/2006

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

DP1

September 2010 (Completed)

HK/2009/01

Wan Chai Development Phase II íV Central íV Wan Chai Bypass at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre íV Tunnel Works

 

DP1, DP2

25 August 2011

HK/2009/02

Wan Chai Development Phase II íV Central íV Wan Chai Bypass at Wan Chai East(CWB Tunnel)

DP1

26 April 2011

HY/2009/15

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

DP1,DP3

13 July 2011

HY/2009/19

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

DP1

24 March 2011

HK/2010/06

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

DP3

22 March 2011

(Completed)

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 íV Tunnel (Slip Road 8)

DP1, DP2, DP3

21 March 2013

HY/2011/08

Central - Wan Chai Bypass (CWB) íVTunnel 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

EngineeríŽs Representative for WDII

Principal Resident Engineer

Mr. Frankie Fan

2587 1778

2587 1877

EngineeríŽs Representative for CWB

Principal Resident Engineer

Mr. Peter Poon

3912 3388

3912 3010

Chun Wo íV Leader Joint Venture

Contractor under Contract no. HK/2009/01

Project Manager

Mr. Simon Liu

2162 9909

2634 1626

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

Ms. Connie Chan

6157 7057

Chun Wo íV CRGL Joint Venture

Contractor under Contract no. HK/2009/02

Site Agent

Mr. K.K. Yuen

3658-3002

2827 9996

 

Project Manager

Mr. Paul Yu

3658 3085

Environmental Officer

Mr. C.P. Ho

9191 8856

Chun Wo - CRGL - MBEC Joint Venture

 

Contractor under Contract no. HY/2009/19

Project Manager

Mr. David Lau

3758 8879

2570 8013

Deputy Project Manager

Mr. William Luk

9456 9819

Deputy Site Agent

Eric Fong

6191 9337

Environmental Manager /

Environmental Officer

Mr. M.H. Isa

9884 0810

Environmental Engineer

Mr. Calvin Leung

9286 9208

Leighton Contractors (Asia) Limited

Contractor under Contract no. HY/2009/18

Site Agent

Mr. Jimmy Chu

2214 7700

2140 6799

Deputy Site Agent

Mr. Bob Yeung

2214 7703

Environmental Officer

Mr. Chris Chan

2823 1161

Assistant Environmental Engineer

Mr. Christy So

3937 1065

China State Construction Engineering (HK) Ltd.

Contractor under Contract no. HY/2009/15

Project Director

Mr. Chris Leung

3557 6393

2865 5229

Site Manager

Mr. Y. Huo

3557 6368

2566 2192

ContractoríŽs Representative

Mr. Andrew Wong

3557 6371

Environmental Officer

Mr. Andy Mak

3557 6215

Environmental Supervisor

Mr. Harry Wong

3557 6348

China State- Leader JV

Contractor under Contract no. HK/2012/08

Project Director

Mr. C.N. Lai

9137 1811

2877 1522

Project Manager

Mr. Eddie Chung

9193 8871

Site Agent

Mr. Keith Tse

9095 7922

Environmental Officer

Mr. James MA

9130 9549

Environmental Supervisor

Mr. Y.L. Ho

6050 4919

China State

Contractor under Contract no.HY/2010/08

Project Director

Cheung Kit Cheung

3557 6399

2566 8061

Project Manager

Chan Ying Lun

9812 0592

Deputy Project Manager

Chris Leung

3467 4299

Site Agent

Dr. Dave Chan

3467 4277

Environmental Officer

Mr. C.M. Wong

3557 6464

Environmental Supervisor

Mr. Louis Lam Tsz Kwan

3557 6470

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

Malcom Leung

3973 0850

Environmental Supervisor

Christy So

3973 1065

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.     In this reporting month, the principal work activities of individual contracts are included as follows:

FEP-05/364/2009/A

íP          Drainage works

íP          Road works

íP          Landscaping works

íP          Modification and Construction of Sign Gantries / Traffic Signs

íP          Maintenance works

 

Contract no. HK/2009/01 - Wan Chai Development Phase II - Central - Wan Chai Bypass at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre - Tunnel Works under FEP-02/364/2009

íP          Stage 3a backfilling works

íP          Stage 3b backfilling works

íP          Stage 4 construction tunnel structure

íP          Reinstatement of outfall

íP          Reinstatement of triangular planter at Fenwick Pier Street

 

Contract no. HK/2009/02 - Wan Chai Development Phase II - Central - Wan Chai Bypass at Wan Chai East (CWB Tunnel) under FEP-01/364/2009             

íP          Site clearance works was on going at OHVD at Tunnel Portion 1.

íP          Waterproofing works and base slab construction were completed

íP          Middle wall and side wall construction

íP          Diaphragm wall panel construction

íP          King post work was completed

íP          Instrumentation work was on going

 

Contract no. HY/2009/15 - Central-Wanchai Bypass íV Tunnel (Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter Section) under FEP-06/364/2009/A

 

íP          Backfilling works at TPCWAW

íP          Dismantle steel work at TPCWAW

íP          Remaining works inside tunnel at TS4 and TPCWAE

íP          Remedial works at Mined Tunnel

íP          Reinstatement of Shaft B between TPCWAW and TPCWAE

 

Contract no. HY/2009/19 - Central - Wanchai Bypass Tunnel (North Point Section) and Island Eastern Corridor Link under FEP-07/364/2009/D

íP          Pier construction for IEC

íP          Construction of EVB

íP          Column modification at F1 to F8

íP          Watson Road laying of new water pipe

íP          Oil Street drainage works

íP          Excavation / Construction of retaining wall/Piling works/Approach Ramp

íP          Bridge segment erections

íP          Hing Fat Street modification works

íP          EVA bulkhead removal

íP          Hing Fat Street Slip Road Bridge E parapet construction

 

Contract no. HK/2012/08 íV Wan Chai Development Phase II íV Central- Wan Chai Bypass at Wan Chai West under FEP-09/364/2009B

íP          Grouting

íP          Construction of MVB

íP          Pre-bored H-pile construction

íP          Construction of concrete plug

íP          Excavation and lateral support installation for CWB tunnel

 

Contract no. HY/2010/08 íVCentral - Wan Chai Bypass (CWB) íVTunnel (Slip Road 8) under FEP-10/364/2009B

íP          Tree protection works next to existing BGO,

íP          Drainage improvement works,

íP          Excavation and Lateral Support for U-structure,

íP          Pipe piling & grouting works,

íP          Utility diversion works,

íP          Retaining wall works

íP          ELS works,

íP          D-wall drill cutting works

íP          Construction works for subway extension

Contract no. HY/2011/08 íVCentral - Wan Chai Bypass (CWB) íVTunnel Buildings, Systems and Fittings, and Works Associated with Tunnel Commissioning under FEP-11/364/2009B

íP          Construction of Ventilation Buildings, inclusive of Administrative Building, East Ventilation Shaft, West Ventilation Building

íP          Construction of Tunnel Thermal Barrier

íP          Installation of Electricals and Mechanicals

íP          Installation of Tunnel Features

 

 

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

Contract no. HY/2009/18 íV Central íV Wan Chai Bypass (CWB) íV Central Interchange under FEP-05/364/2009/A

íP          Drainage works

íP          Road works

íP          Landscaping works

íP          Modification and Construction of Sign Gantries / Traffic Signs

íP          Maintenance works

 

Contract no. HK/2009/01 íV Wan Chai Development Phase II íV Central íV Wan Chai Bypass at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre íV Tunnel Works under FEP-02/364/2009

íP          Stage 3b backfilling works

íP          Stage 4 construction tunnel structure

íP          Reinstatement of outfall

íP          Reinstatement of triangular planter at Fenwick Pier Street

 

Contract no. HK/2009/02 íV Wan Chai Development Phase II íV Central íV Wan Chai Bypass at Wan Chai East (CWB Tunnel) under FEP-01/364/2009

íP          Construction of pre-cast concrete cover

íP          Tunnel OHVD construction

íP          Tunnel wall and top slab construction

íP          Waterproofing layer at side wall slap application

íP          Road side barrier construction

íP          Removal of remaining temporary sheetpile seawall

íP          Removal of blockwork seawall near the interface between Portion 2 and Portion 5

íP          Diaphragm wall construction

íP          Excavation work

íP          Strut installation

 

Contract no. HY/2009/15 íV Central-Wanchai Bypass íV Tunnel (Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter Section) under FEP-06/364/2009/A

íP          Remedial works at Mined Tunnel

íP          Remaining works inside tunnel at TS4 and TPCWAE

íP          Removal of ELS and backfilling works at TPCWAW

íP          Reinstatement of Shaft B between TPCWAW and TPCWAE

íP          Saw cutting of diaphragm wall at TPCWAW

 

 

 

Contract no. HY/2009/19 íV Central íV Wanchai Bypass Tunnel (North Point Section) and Island Eastern Corridor Link under FEP-07/364/2009/D

íP          Pier construction for IEC

íP          Construction of EVB

íP          Column modification at F1 to F8

íP          Watson Road laying of new water pipe

íP          Oil Street drainage works

íP          Excavation / Construction of retaining wall/Piling works/Approach Ramp

íP          Bridge segment erections

íP          Hing Fat Street modification works

íP          EVA bulkhead removal

íP          Hing Fat Street Slip Road Bridge E parapet construction

 

Contract no. HK/2012/08 íV Wan Chai Development Phase II íV Central- Wan Chai Bypass at Wan Chai West under FEP-09/364/2009/B

íP          Grouting

íP          Construction of MVB

íP          Pre-bored H-pile construction

íP          Construction of concrete plug

íP          Excavation and lateral support installation for CWB tunnel

 

Contract no. HY/2010/08 íVCentral - Wan Chai Bypass (CWB) íVTunnel (Slip Road 8) under FEP-10/364/2009

íP          Tree protection works next to existing BGO,

íP          Drainage improvement works,

íP          Excavation and Lateral Support for U-structure,

íP          Pipe piling & grouting works,

íP          Utility diversion works,

íP          Retaining wall works

íP          ELS works,

íP          D-wall drill cutting works

íP          Construction works for subway extension

 

Contract no. HY/2011/08 íV Central - Wan Chai Bypass (CWB) íVTunnel Buildings, Systems and Fittings, and Works Associated with Tunnel Commissioning under FEP-11/364/2009B

íP          Construction of Ventilation Buildings, inclusive of Administrative Building, East Ventilation Shaft, West Ventilation Building

íP          Construction of Tunnel Thermal Barrier

íP          Installation of Electricals and Mechanicals

íP          Installation of Tunnel Features

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

Superseded

Environmental Permit

EP-364/2009/D

24 Nov 2015

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

15 Nov 2010

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-05/356/2009

24 Mar 2011

Surrendered

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-06/356/2009

5 March 2013

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-07/356/2009

26 July 2013

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 July 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/A

25 Feb 2011

Superseded

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-07/364/2009/D

24 Nov 2015

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-08/364/2009/A

15 June 2012

Surrendered

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. HY/2009/17 íV Central íV Wan Chai Bypass (CWB) at FEHD Whitfield Depot íV Advanced piling works under FEP-03/364/2009

3.1.3.     The construction works was completed and the FEP-03/364/2009 was surrendered by the Contractor on 28 March 2013.

Contract no. 04/HY/2006 íV Reconstruction of Bus Terminus near Man Yiu Street and Man Kwong Street under FEP-04/364/2009/A

3.1.4.     The construction works was completed, and the FEP-04/HY/2006 was surrendered by the Contractor on 11 February 2011.

Contract no. HK/2010/06 - Wan Chai Development Phase II - Central - Wan Chai Bypass over MTR Tsuen Wan Line under FEP-08/364/2009/A

3.1.5.     The construction works was completed, and the FEP-08/364/2009/A was surrendered by the Contractor on 3 October 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contract no. HK/2009/01 íV Wan Chai Development Phase II íV Central íV Wan Chai Bypass at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre íV Tunnel Works under FEP-02/364/2009

3.1.6.     Summary of the current status on licences and/or permits on environmental protection pertinent and submission under FEP-02/364/2009 for contract no. HK/2009/01 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-pilling equipment

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

GW-RS1309-15

27 Nov 2015

30 Nov 2015 to 26 May 2016

Valid

GW-RS1338-15

11 Dec 2015

01 Jan 2016 to 30 June 2016

Valid

GW-RS0041-16

22 Jan 2016

25 Jan 2016 to 23 Jul 2016

Valid

GW-RS0089-16

05 Feb 2016

20 Feb 2016 to 19 July 2016

Valid

GW-RS0093-16

05 Feb 2016

22 Feb 2016 to 21 July 2016

Valid

GW-RS0152-16

18 Feb 2016

25 Feb 2016 to 24 Aug 2016

Valid

GW-RS0243-16

11 Mar 2016

14 Mar 2016 to 13 Sep 2016

Valid

GW-RS0384-16

19 Apr 2016

22 Apr 2016 to 19 Oct 2016

Valid

Discharge License

WT00009641-2011

24 Jul 2011

31 Jul 2016

Valid

WT00021138-2015

17 Mar 2014

31 Mar 2020

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

 

Table 3.3    Summary of submission status under FEP-02/364/2009

EP Condition

Submission

Date of Submission

Condition 2.7 & 2.8

Works Schedule and Location Plan

18 May 2011

Condition 2.6

Environmental Management Organization Chart

18 May 2011

Condition 1.12

Commencement Date of Works

20 Jun 2011

Condition 2.9

Noise Management Plan

10 Jun 2011

Condition 2.11

Landscape Plan (Rev.4)

8 July 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contract no. HK/2009/02 íV Wan Chai Development Phase II íV Central íV Wan Chai Bypass at Wan Chai East (CWB Tunnel) under FEP-01/364/2009

3.1.7.     Summary of the current status on licences and/or permits on environmental protection pertinent and submission under FEP-01/364/2009 for contract no. HK/2009/02 are shown in Table 3.4 and Table 3.5.

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

Permits and/or Licences

Reference No.

Issued Date

Valid Period/ Expiry Date

Status

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-03/356/2009

24 Mar 2010

N/A

Valid

FEP-01/364/2009

24 Mar 2010

N/A

Valid

Notification of Works Under APCO

313962

2 Feb 2010

N/A

Valid

Construction Noise Permit (CNP) for non-pilling equipment

GW-RS1121-15

20 Oct 2015

22 Oct 2015 to 18 Apr 2016

Cancelled

GW-RS1150-15

26 Oct 2015

28 Oct 2015 to 27 Apr 2016

Valid

GW-RS1187-15

28 Oct 2015

30 Oct 2015 to 27 Apr 2016

Valid

GW-RS1413-15

24 Dec 2015

02 Jan 2016 to 01 Jul 2016

Cancelled

GW-RS1474-15

05 Jan 2016

08 Jan 2016 to 05 Apr 2016