Contract No: HY/2019/18

 

Wanchai Development Phase II and Central Wanchai Bypass

Sampling, Field Measurement and Testing Work (Stage 4)

 

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

Further Evironmental permit nos. FEP-07/364/2009/H

 

Monthly Environmental Monitoring & Audit Report

 

- October 2021 -

 

CLIENTS:

PREPARED BY:

 

 

Civil Engineering and Development

Department

 

and                                            

 

Highways Department

 

Lam Geotechnics Limited

 

 

 

 

 

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:

 

 

   November 2021


Table of contents    

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY.. 3

1            Introduction.. 10

1.1         Scope of the Report 10

1.2         Structure of the Report 10

2                     Project Background.. 1

2.1         Background. 1

2.2         Scope of the Project and Site Description. 1

2.3         Division of the Project Responsibility. 2

2.4         Project Organization and Contact Personnel 3

3         status of regulatory compliance.. 6

3.1         Status of Environmental Licensing and Permitting under the Project 6

4          Monitoring Requirements. 10

4.1         Noise Monitoring. 10

4.2         Air Quality Monitoring. 11

5        Monitoring Results. 14

5.1         Noise Monitoring Results. 15

5.2         Real Time Noise Monitoring Results. 16

5.3         Air Quality Monitoring Results. 18

5.4       Waste Monitoring Results. 19

6        Compliance Audit.. 20

6.1         Noise Monitoring. 20

6.2         Real Time Noise Monitoring. 20

6.3         Air Quality Monitoring. 20

6.4         Review of the Reasons for and the Implications of Non-compliance. 20

6.5         Summary of action taken in the event of and follow-up on non-compliance. 20

7        Cumulative Construction Impact due to the Concurrent Projects   21

8              Enviromental site audit.. 22

9    Complaints, Notification of Summons and Prosecution.. 23

10         Conclusion.. 26


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 3.4      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 3.8      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/H

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

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

Table 4.1      Noise Monitoring Stations

Table 4.2      Real Time Noise Monitoring Stations

Table 4.3      Air Quality Monitoring Stations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Table 8.1      Summary of Environmental Inspections for Contract no. HY/2009/19

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 period

                                                                                                                 

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 period 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 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 – October 2021 specific for Environmental Permit no. EP-364/2009/H, Further Environmental Permit nos. FEP-07/364/2009/H. The EM&A report is prepared by the Environmental Team (ET) employed under Contract No. HY/2019/18 – Wan Chai Development Phase II and Central Wanchai Bypass – Sampling, Field Measurement and Testing Works (Stage 4). This report presents the environmental monitoring findings and information recorded during the period of 27 September to 26 October 2021.

 

  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 HY/2019/18 Wan Chai Development Phase II and Central Wanchai Bypass – Sampling, Field Measurement and Testing Works (Stage 4) from 11 December 2019 in continuation of the previous Environmental Team employed under Contact HK/2011/07 – Wan Chai Development Phase II and Central Wanchai Bypass – Sampling, Field Measurement and Testing Works (Stage 2) and Contract HK/2015/01 – Wan Chai Development Phase II and Central Wanchai Bypass – Sampling, Field Measurement and Testing Works (Stage 3).

 

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

 

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

·          Modification work of noise enclosure

·          Open area hard paving.

·          D12 & Open Area fire main laying works.

·          D9 to D12 and P22 to P25 drainage works.

·          Resurfacing activities at IEC Eastbound and Westbound

·          Landscape deck irrigation system

·          Soffit lighting installation work at Rumsey Street

 

Noise Monitoring

  1. Noise monitoring during daytime was conducted at M4b - Victoria Centre; M5b - City Garden and M6 - HK Baptist Church Henrietta Secondary School on weekly basis in the reporting period.
  2. With respect to the shift in major construction site portions at Wan Chai North, the noise monitoring station M1a – Harbour Road Sports Centre was finely adjusted from East of Harbour Road Sports Centre to West of Harbour Road Sports Centre on 21 June 2016.
  3. With respect to the demolition of Ex-Harbour Road Sports Centre, the respective noise monitoring station M1a – Harbour Road Sports Centre were finely adjusted on 16 and 25 May 2017 and thereafter to the Footbridge for Harbour Road Sports for noise monitoring.
  4. With respect to the demolition of the temporary Footbridge for Harbour Road Sports Centre, the monitoring station M1a - Footbridge at EX-Wanchai Harbour Road Sports Centre was relocated as M1b – Rooftop of Wan Chai Ferry Pier on 2 November 2020.
  5. With respect to the non-CWB Project building construction at Oil Street, the real-time noise monitoring station RTN2a- Hong Kong Electric Centre was finely adjusted from Northeast Side to Northwestern side at Roof Top location on 03 March 2017.
  6. Noise monitoring at M7e - International Finance Centre (Eastern End of Podium), M7w - International Finance Centre (Western End of Podium) and M8 - City Hall were temporarily suspended on 16 June 2020 with respect to work completion confirmed by CWB RSS since 16 June 2020.
  7. Noise monitoring at M1b - Rooftop of Wan Chai Ferry Pier was temporarily suspended on 23 December 2020 with respect to work completion confirmed by WDII RSS.
  8. As confirmed with CWB RSS, major construction activities of HY/2011/08 under FEP-11/364/2009/E have been completed, only minor defects rectification works remains while no PME will be used for the remaining minor defects rectification works. As such, the noise monitoring station M4b, real-time noise monitoring stations RTN1, RTN2a and RTN4 were no longer associated with Contract HY/2011/08 from 9 February 2021 onward.
  9. As confirmed with CWB RSS, major construction activities of HY/2009/15 under FEP-06/364/2009/A and HY/2010/08 under FEP-10/364/2009/B have been completed, only minor defects rectification works remains while no PME will be used for the remaining minor defects rectification works. As such, the noise monitoring stations M2b – Noon-day gun area and M3a – Tung Lo Wan Fire Station have been temporarily suspended from 22 March 2021 onward.
  10. As confirmed with CWB RSS, the major construction works of HY/2009/19 at Rumsey Street Flyover and Planter under FEP-07/364/2009/H have been completed and no PME will be used for the remaining minor defects rectification works. As such, the noise monitoring station M7a – Harbour Building has been temporarily suspended from 24 May 2021 onward.
  11. No action or limit level exceedance was recorded in the reporting period.
  12. 24-hour real time noise monitoring was conducted at RTN1 - FEHD Hong Kong Transport Section Whitfield Depot. Limit level exceedances were recorded at RTN1 - FEHD Hong Kong Transport Section Whitfield Depot on 29 September, 16 and 21 October 2021. After investigation, no construction activities was conducted under Contractor HY/2009/19 around the monitoring station on 29 September, 16 and 21 October 2021. As such, the exceedances were considered as non-Project related.
  13. 24-hour real time noise monitoring was conducted at RTN2a - Hong Kong Electric Centre. No action or limit level exceedance was recorded at in the reporting period.
  14. 24-hour real time noise monitoring was conducted at RTN3 - Yu Lee Mo Fan Memorial School. Limit level exceedances were recorded at RTN3 - Yu Lee Mo Fan Memorial School on 8, 12, 15, 16 and 23 October 2021. After investigation, no construction activities was conducted under Contractor HY/2009/19 around the monitoring station on 8, 12, 15, 16 and 23 October 2021. As such, the exceedances were considered as non-Project related.
  15. 24-hour real time noise monitoring was conducted at RTN4 – Causeway Bay Community Centre. No action or limit level exceedance was recorded in the reporting period.

Air Quality Monitoring

  1. 1-hour and 24-hour Total Suspended Particulates (TSP) monitoring were conducted at CMA2a - Causeway Bay Community Center on every six days basis.
  2. With respect to the proposed demolition of eastern podium of Oil Street Site Office, the respective air quality monitoring station CMA1b – Oil Street Site Office was finely adjusted from East podium of the Oil Street Site Office to the West podium of the Oil Street Site Office on 21 December 2016.
  3. With respect to the proposed demolition of the Oil Street Site Office, the respective air quality monitoring station CMA1b – Harbour Grand Hotel Boundary Wall was finely adjusted from the Oil Street Site Office to Harbor Grand Hotel Boundary Wall from 05 June 2017 onwards.
  4. With respect to work completion confirmed by CWB RSS, air quality monitoring at MA1e - International Finance Centre (Eastern End of Podium) and MA1w - International Finance Centre (Western End of Podium) were temporarily suspended from 16 June 2020 onwards and CMA5b - Pedestrian Plaza was temporarily suspended from 20 July 2020 onwards.
  5. With respect to work completion confirmed by WDII RSS, air quality monitoring at CMA4a – Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was temporarily suspended and CMA3a- CWB PRE Site Office Area would no longer associated with Contract HK/2009/02 from 23 December 2020 onwards.
  6. As confirmed with CWB RSS, major construction activities of HY/2011/08 under FEP-11/364/2009/E have been completed, only minor defects rectification works remains while no PME will be used for the remaining minor defects rectification works. As such, the air quality monitoring stations CMA1b - Harbour Grand Hotel Boundary Wall and CMA2a - Causeway Bay Community Centre were no longer associated with Contract HY/2011/08 from 9 February 2021 onward.
  7. As demolition of concrete slab work will be conducted at CMA1b - Harbour Grand Hotel Boundary Wall and there is no other appropriate locations for installation of sampler, air quality monitoring station CMA1b - Harbour Grand Hotel Boundary Wall will be represented by CMA2a-Causeway Bay Community Centre from 12 March 2021 onward due to short separation distance between two stations.
  8. As confirmed with CWB RSS, major construction activities of HY/2009/15 under FEP-06/364/2009/A and HY/2010/08 under FEP-10/364/2009/B have been completed, only minor defects rectification works remains while no PME will be used for the remaining minor defects rectification works. As such, the air quality monitoring station CMA3a – CWB PRE site office has been temporarily suspended from 22 March 2021 onward.
  9. As confirmed with CWB RSS, the major construction works of HY/2009/19 at Rumsey Street Flyover and Planter under FEP-07/364/2009/H have been completed and no PME will be used for the remaining minor defects rectification works. As such, the air quality monitoring station MA1b – Harbour Building has been temporarily suspended from 24 May 2021 onward.
  10. No action or limit level exceedance was recorded in the reporting period.

Complaints, Notifications of Summons and Successful Prosecutions

  1. A public complaint (File Ref.: H08/RS/00022993-21) made to EPD was referred to the ET on 4 October 2021 concerning nighttime construction noise at Island Eastern Corridor near Wharf Road and EPD’s clarification of the complaint date of issued memo. According to the complainant, the noise from drilling and construction works at Island Eastern Corridor near Wharf Road, North Point at about 00:00 hrs on 27.9.2021 was unacceptably loud and caused great disturbance to the nearby residents.

The ET confirmed with the Resident Site Staff that:

1.     The construction activities undertaken by HY/2009/19 from 26 September 2021 22:00 to 27 September 2021 06:00 were road milling and resurfacing works at IEC Eastbound.

2.     PMEs in Group E of GW-RS0637-21 were operated for milling works and PMEs in Group F of GW-RS0637-21 were operated for resurfacing works. Only one group of PMEs were operating at one time.

3.     Portable generator and hand-held breaker were operated inside acoustic enclosure.

4.   The road miller (CNP184) adopted the noise control measures under condition 3.d.8 of GW-RS0637-21.

5.     CNP GW-RS0637-21 was granted for the abovementioned works, notifications to EPD and nearby residents were made.

In view of the above, the complaint was considered as related to noise nuisance from the road milling and resurfacing works at IEC Eastbound in restricted hours.  Such works had been granted with CNP no. GW-RS0637-21 and the checked restricted works is operated as per the CNP GW-RS0637-21.

Despite such night works were granted with Construction Noise Permit, the Contractor of HY/2009/19 was reminded to maintain the site control system for construction works carried out during restricted hours to ensure the PMEs and the noise mitigation measures deployed are in compliance with relevant Construction Noise Permit. The Contractor of HY/2009/19 was also reminded to maintain regular maintenance of the plant and equipment deployed to avoid potential nuisance to the nearby public.

  1. A public complaint made to EPD was referred to the ET via email on 20 October 2021 concerning the noise from road resurfacing works at Island Eastern Corridor near Wharf Road, North Point at night recently had caused great disturbance to the nearby residents.

The ET confirmed with the Resident Site Staff that:

 

1.     The construction activities undertaken by HY/2009/19 between 15/10/2021 to 18/10/2021, relevant CNPs granted for the works, number and type of PME(s) deployed for the works were tabulated as below:

Date & Time

15/10/21 21:30 – 16/10/21 06:00

16/10/21 22:00 – 17/10/21 06:00

17/10/21 22:00 – 18/10/21 06:00

Construction activities

Road resurfacing works on IECL Westbound

Road resurfacing works on IECL Eastbound

CNPs granted for the works

CNP GW-RS0553-21

CNP GW-RS0637-21

Number and Type of PME(s) deployed

Group E, Group F of GW-RS0553-21, only one group was operating at a time

Group E, Group F of GW-RS0637-21, only one group was operating at a time

 

2.     Portable generator and hand-held breaker were operated inside acoustic enclosure.

3.     The road miller (CNP184) adopted the noise control measures under condition 3.d.8 of GW-RS0637-21 and condition 3.d.9 of GW-RS0553-21.

4.     Notifications to EPD and nearby residents were made for the works.

5.    Only GW-RS0553-21 was used for the road resurfacing works on IECL Westbound between 15/10/2121:30 and 16/10/21 06:00. CNPs GW-RS0361-21 and GW-RS0469-21 were not used in the abovementioned period.

 6.    Only GW-RS0637-21 was used for the road resurfacing works on IECL Eastbound between 16/10/21 22:00 – 17/10/21 06:00 and 17/10/21 22:00 – 18/10/21 06:00. CNPs GW-RS0361-21, GW-RS0469-21, GW-RS0553-21 or GW-RS0628-21 were not used in the abovementioned periods.

The complaint was considered as related to noise nuisance from road resurfacing works at IEC Westbound and Eastbound in restricted hours.  Such works had been granted with CNPs no. GW-RS0553-21 and GW-RS0637-21. The checked restricted works were operated as per the CNPs.

Despite such night works were granted with Construction Noise Permit, the Contractor of HY/2009/19 was reminded to maintain the site control system for construction works carried out during restricted hours to ensure the PMEs and the noise mitigation measures deployed are in compliance with relevant Construction Noise Permit. The Contractor of HY/2009/19 was also reminded to maintain regular maintenance of the plant and equipment deployed to avoid potential nuisance to the nearby public.

Site Inspections and Audit

  1. The Environmental Team (ET) conducted weekly site inspections for Contract no. HY/2009/19 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. As confirmed with CWB RSS, the construction works under Contract HY/2009/15 was completed from 27 October 2017 onwards. The respective weekly site audit inspection for HY/2009/15 was therefore suspended from 27 October 2017 onwards.
  5. The Contractors rectified major observations and recommendations made during the audit sessions. No non-conformance was identified during the site inspections.
  6. As confirmed with CWB RSS, the construction works under Contract HY/2009/18 was completed from 25 April 2018 onward. The respective weekly site audit inspection for HY/2009/18 was therefore temporary suspended from 27 April 2018 onwards.
  7. As confirmed with WDII RSS and with respect to the joint inspection conducted with IEC on 25 May 2018, RSS, ET and IEC share the view that there is no adverse environmental impact of remaining works under Contract HK/2009/01 and the respective environmental site inspection was temporary suspended from 26 May 2018 onwards.
  8. As confirmed by CWB RSS, the seabed reinstatement works was resumed under Contract HY/2009/15 at EX-PCWA area on 26 June 2019 and the respective weekly site audit inspection for HY/2009/15 was resume from 26 June 2019 onwards and report under FEP-04/356/2009 in EP-356/2009 Monthly EM&A Report.
  9. As confirmed by CWB RSS, the seabed reinstatement works was resumed under Contract HY/2010/08 at CBTS area on 7 August 2019 and the respective environmental monitoring for HY/2010/08 was resume from 7 August 2019 onwards and report under FEP-07/356/2009 in EP-356/2009 Monthly EM&A Report.
  10. As WDII RSS confirmation of construction works completion on 21 October 2019 and agreed with IEC on 1 November 2019, the weekly environmental site inspection for Contract no. HK/2012/08 under EP-364/2009/G was suspended from 1 November 2019 onward.
  11. As confirmed with CWB RSS, major construction works and landscape works associated with WVB and nearby roads under HY/2011/08 are completed and only minor defects rectification works within WVB and tunnel area remain, in view of the defects rectification works are minor and are carried out in indoor area, the weekly environmental site inspection for Contract no. HY/2011/08 under EP-364/2009/H was temporarily suspended from 20 July 2020 until the resumption of remaining construction works.
  12. As confirmed with WDII RSS, there is no more remaining works for HK/2009/02 under EP-364/2009 on 22 December 2020 and agreed with IEC on 23 December 2020, the weekly environmental site inspection for Contract no. for HK/2009/02 under EP-364/2009/H was suspended from 23 December 2020 onward. FEP-01/364/2009 was surrendered by the Contractor on 27 Jul 2021.
  13. As confirmed with CWB RSS, major construction activities of HY/2011/08 under FEP-11/364/2009/E have been completed, only minor defects rectification works remains while no PME will be used for the remaining minor defects rectification works. As such, the weekly environmental site inspection for Contract no. HY/2011/08 has been temporarily suspended from 20 July 2020 onward.
  14. As confirmed with CWB RSS, major construction activities of HY/2009/15 under FEP-06/364/2009/A and HY/2010/08 under FEP-10/364/2009/B have been completed, only minor defects rectification works remains while no PME will be used for the remaining minor defects rectification works. As such, the weekly environmental site inspection for Contract no. HY/2009/15 and HY/2010/08 have been temporarily suspended from 22 March 2021 onward.

 

Future Key Issues

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

 

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

·          Modification work of noise enclosure

·          Open area hard paving.

·          D12 & Open Area fire main laying works.

·          D9 to D12 and P22 to P25 drainage works.

·          Resurfacing activities at IEC Eastbound and Westbound

·          Landscape deck irrigation system

·          Removal of Contractor Site Office and re-instate

·          Scaffold remove along IECL

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/H and Further Environmental permit nos. FEP-07/364/2009/H 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 (EP) no. EP-364/2009/H, Further Environmental Permit (FEP) nos. FEP-07/364/2009/H during the period 27 September to 26 October 2021.

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 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 – 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:

·         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);

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

·         Tunnel control buildings and ventilation buildings;

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

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

·         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 – 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

(Completed)

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 – Central – Wan Chai Bypass at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre – Tunnel Works

DP1, DP2

25 August 2011

(Completed)

HK/2009/02

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

DP1

26 April 2011

(Completed)

HY/2009/15

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

DP1,DP3

13 July 2011

(Completed)

HY/2009/19

Central – 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

(Completed)

HY/2010/08

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

DP1, DP2, DP3

21 March 2013

(Completed)

HY/2011/08

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

DP1

8 October 2014

(Completed)

 

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

Senior Resident Engineer

Mr. S.K. Lo

3519 9033

2587 1877

Engineer’s Representative for CWB

Chief Resident Engineer

Ms. Lydia Lee

3762 2760

2142 5577

Chun Wo - CRGL - MBEC Joint Venture

 

Contractor under Contract no. HY/2009/19

Project Manager

Mr. William Leung

3758 8879

3757 8901

Site Agent

Mr. William Luk

3758 6868

Deputy Site Agent

Mr. Andrew Cheng

9161 9446

Environmental Officer

Mr. Kenneth Chan

6387 3939

Construction Manager (Marine)

Mr. Wingo Wong

9300 2625

Construction Manager (Noise Barrier)

Mr. Jerry Siu

9493 3664

Construction Manager (Land)

Mr. Yung Kwok Wah

9834 1010

Ramboll 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 period, the principal work activities of individual contracts are included as follows:

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

·          Modification work of noise enclosure

·          Open area hard paving.

·          D12 & Open Area fire main laying works.

·          D9 to D12 and P22 to P25 drainage works.

·          Resurfacing activities at IEC Eastbound and Westbound

·          Landscape deck irrigation system

·          Soffit lighting installation work at Rumsey Street

 

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

 

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

·          Modification work of noise enclosure

·          Open area hard paving.

·          D12 & Open Area fire main laying works.

·          D9 to D12 and P22 to P25 drainage works.

·          Resurfacing activities at IEC Eastbound and Westbound

·          Landscape deck irrigation system

·          Removal of Contractor Site Office and re-instate

·          Scaffold remove along IECL

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 Licenses

Reference No.

Issued Date

Status

Environmental Permit

EP-356/2009

30 Jul 2009

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-01/356/2009

18 Feb 2010

Surrendered

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-02/356/2009

24 Mar 2010

Surrendered

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-03/356/2009

24 Mar 2010

Surrendered

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-04/356/2009

22 Nov 2010

Surrendered

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-05/356/2009

24 Mar 2011

Surrendered

Further Environmental Permit