The baseline environmental
monitoring was conducted between
Supplementary baseline noise
monitoring was conducted at The Victoria Towers – Tower 1 during
The baseline air quality and noise monitoring were carried out in accordance with the EM&A Manual, in respect of the methodology, equipment, location and monitoring parameters.
The baseline air quality
The baseline air quality monitoring results for AM1, AM2, AM3 and AM4 are considered representative to the ambient air quality conditions of the respective sensitive receivers. The Action and Limit Levels for the air quality were established based on the baseline monitoring results.
Baseline noise monitoring was conducted at monitoring stations NM3 and NM4. The baseline noise monitoring results for NM3 and NM4 are considered representative to the ambient conditions of the respective sensitive receivers.
Baseline noise monitoring station NM1 and NM2 could not be
carried out due to rejections from both property management offices of The Harbourside and The Arch. After all the alternative approaches had been
explored and exhausted due to site constraints or rejections, it is therefore
decided to make reference to the measured noise level from baseline monitoring
of the Hong Kong Section of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link
(XRL) project with
Baseline landscape and visual monitoring was conducted for the WKCD site, the underpass, and the flyover. The baseline conditions of landscape resources, landscape character areas and visually sensitive receivers are generally consistent with those in the EIA report, while changes have been documented and incorrect information has been amended.
Baseline water quality monitoring has not been carried out because there is no marine construction works to be carried out in WKCD. If any marine construction works including modification of seawall and construction of landing steps and possible piers are to be carried out in the future, baseline water quality monitoring shall be conducted according to the methodologies set out in the EM&A manual.
In conclusion, the Contractor is advised to be aware of any site practice that may give rise to significant pollution to the existing environment. Implementation of necessary remedial measures should be instigated to rectify the potential impact on sensitive receivers located in the vicinity of the construction area.