Chapter    Title                                                                                                                                   

1.1______ Background

1.2______ Project Organisation

1.3______ Environmental Status in the Reporting Period

1.4______ Summary of EM&A Requirements

2.1______ Introduction

2.2______ Air Quality

2.3______ Noise

2.4______ Landscape and Visual

3.1______ Impact Monitoring

3.2______ Air Quality Monitoring

3.3______ Noise Monitoring

3.4______ Landscape and Visual Impact

4.1______ Site Inspection

4.2______ Advice on the Solid and Liquid Waste Management Status

4.3______ Status of Environmental Licenses and Permits

4.4______ Recommended Mitigation Measures

5.1______ Record on Non-compliance of Action and Limit Levels

5.2______ Record on Environmental Complaints Received

5.3______ Record on Notifications of Summons and Successful Prosecution

5.4______ Review of Reasons for and Implications of Non-compliance, Complaints, Summons and Prosecutions

5.5______ Follow-up Actions Taken

6.1______ Construction Works for the Coming Month(s)

6.2______ Key Issues for the Coming Month

6.3______ Monitoring Schedule for the Coming Month

7.1______ Conclusions

7.2______ Recommendations

 

Appendices

Appendix A.          Project Organisation

Appendix B.          Tentative Construction Programme

Appendix C.          Correspondence from The Harbourside and The Arch management offices

Appendix D.          Action and Limit Levels for Construction Phase

Appendix E.          Event and Action Plan for Air Quality, Noise, Landscape and Visual Impact

Appendix F.          Monitoring Schedule

Appendix G.          Calibration Certifications

Appendix H.          Graphical Plots of the Monitoring Results

Appendix I.            Meteorological Data Extracted from Hong Kong Observatory

Appendix J.           Waste Flow table

Appendix K.          Environmental Mitigation Measures – Implementation Status

Appendix L.          Cumulative Statistics on Complaints, Notifications of Summons and Successful Prosecutions

 

 

 

 

Figures

Figure 1            Site Layout Plan and Monitoring Stations

 

Tables

Table 1.1:__ Summary of Impact EM&A Requirements 2

Table 2.1:__ Air Quality Monitoring Parameters, Frequency and Duration_ 4

Table 2.2:__ Air Quality Monitoring Station_ 4

Table 2.3:__ TSP Monitoring Equipment 5

Table 2.4:__ Monitoring Program for Landscape and Visual Impact during Construction Phase_ 8

Table 3.1:__ Summary of 1-hour TSP monitoring results 9

Table 3.2:__ Summary of 24-hour TSP monitoring results 9

Table 4.1:__ Summary of Site Inspections and Recommendations 11

Table 4.2:__ Disposal/  Reuse/Storage of Excavated Waste in the Reporting Month_ 12

Table 4.3:__ Status of Environmental Submissions, Licenses and Permits 12

 

 

Executive Summary

 

 

 

 

 

 

In October 2015, Mott MacDonald Hong Kong Limited (MMHK) was commissioned to undertake the Environmental Team (ET) services (including environmental monitoring and audit (EM&A)) for the construction of M+ Museum Main Works at West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) (The Project) as part of the WKCD development. The Project Proponent is the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA). The construction works and EM&A programme commenced on 31 October 2015.

 

The overall works for the WKCD fall under two separate categories of Designated Project (DP) of the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance (EIAO), namely an “engineering feasibility study of urban development projects with a study area covering more than 20 ha or involving a total population of more than 100 000” (Item 3 of Schedule 3) and “an underpass more than 100m in length under the built areas” (Item A.9, Part I, Schedule 2). An Environmental Permit No. EP-453/2013/A (EP) was issued with respect to the “Underpass Road and Austin Road Flyover Serving the West Kowloon Cultural District” which specifically includes the abovementioned category of DP under Item A.9, Part I, Schedule 2 of the EIAO.

This Monthly EM&A Report presents the monitoring works conducted from 1 January to 31 January 2016. Construction phase weekly site inspections were carried out on 8, 14, 21 and 28 January 2016 to confirm the implementation measures undertaken by the Contractor in the reporting month. The outcomes are presented in Section 4 and the status of implementation of mitigation measures in the site is shown in Appendix K.

Exceedance of Action and Limit Levels

There was no breach of Action or Limit levels for Air Quality (1-hour TSP and 24-hour TSP) in this reporting month. Noise monitoring was suspected as permission and access to the podium level of the identified noise sensitive receivers could not be granted. Liaision with the management office of the International Commerce Centre for the other location identified at the International Commerce Centre are in progress for granting access to conduct noise monitoring.

Implementation of Mitigation Measures

Construction phase weekly site inspections were carried out on 8, 14, 21 and 28 January 2016 to confirm the implementation measures undertaken by the Contractor in the reporting month. The outcomes are presented in Section 4 and the status of implementation of mitigation measures in the site is shown in Appendix K.

Landscape and visual impact inspections were conducted as part of the abovementioned weekly site inspections during the reporting month. No adverse comment on landscape and visual aspects was made during these inspections.

Record of Complaints

No environmental complaint was recorded in the reporting month.

 

Record of Notification of Summons and Successful Prosecutions

No notification of summons and successful prosecution were recorded in the reporting month.

Future Key Issues

The major site works scheduled to be commissioned in the coming month include:

ˇ  Pile Cap Construction

ˇ  Site formation

ˇ  Concrete pouring

ˇ  Excavation

ˇ  Formworks installation

ˇ  Slab construction

ˇ  Underground drainage works

 

Potential environmental impacts due to the construction activities, including air quality, noise, water quality, waste, landscape and visual, will be monitored or reviewed. The recommended environmental mitigation measures shall be implemented on site and regular inspections as required will be carried out to ensure that the environmental conditions are acceptable.

 

 

 


1             Introduction

 

 

 

1.1            Background

In October 2015, Mott MacDonald Hong Kong Limited (MMHK) was commissioned to undertake the Environmental Team (ET) services (including environmental monitoring and audit (EM&A)) for the construction of M+ Museum Main Works at West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) (The Project) as part of the WKCD development. The Project Proponent is the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA). The construction works and EM&A programme commenced on 31 October 2015.

 

The overall works for the WKCD fall under two separate categories of Designated Project (DP) of the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance (EIAO), namely an “engineering feasibility study of urban development projects with a study area covering more than 20 ha or involving a total population of more than 100 000” (Item 3 of Schedule 3) and “an underpass more than 100m in length under the built areas” (Item A.9, Part I, Schedule 2). An Environmental Permit No. EP-453/2013/A (EP) was issued with respect to the “Underpass Road and Austin Road Flyover Serving the West Kowloon Cultural District” which specifically includes the abovementioned category of DP under Item A.9, Part I, Schedule 2 of the EIAO. The captioned project (i.e. The M+ Museum Mian Works at WKCD) includes part of the abovementioned underpass road located within the site boundary also falls under this same category.

 

The M+ museum development aims to provide an iconic presence for the M+ museum, semi-transparent vertical plane, housing education facilities, a public restaurant and museum offices. At ground and lower levels, generous access will be provided to the park and other West Kowloon Cultural District facilities, alongside a public resource centre, theatres, retail and dining, and back-of-house functions. Basement of the M+ museum, which is part of the WKCD integrated basement consists of the underpass road.This report focuses on main works for M+ museum.

 

The Monthly EM&A Report is prepared in accordance with the Condition 3.4 of the Environmental Permit No. EP-453/2013/A. This Monthly EM&A Report presents the monitoring works conducted from 1 January to 31 January 2016. The purpose of this report is to summarise the findings in the EM&A of the project over the reporting period.

1.2            Project Organisation

The organisation chart and lines of communication with respect to the on-site environmental management structure together with the contact information of the key personnel are shown in Appendix A.

1.3            Environmental Status in the Reporting Period

During the reporting period, construction works of the Project undertaken include:

 

ˇ  Pile Cap Construction

ˇ  Site formation

ˇ  Concrete pouring

ˇ  Excavation

ˇ  Rebar /earthing installation

ˇ  Formworks installation

ˇ  Slab construction

ˇ  Underground drainage works

 

The captioned project involves part of the Schedule 2 Designated Project (DP), .i.e. “an underpass more than 100m in length under the built areas” (Item A.9, Part I, Schedule 2).  Currently, only excavation works was being carried out for the M+ Museum. The construction of the underpass will not commence until the excavation works reach its boundary. The schedule 2 DP has not been physically commenced.

The Construction Works Programme of the Project is provided in Appendix B. A layout plan of the Project is provided in Figure 1. Please refer to Table 4.3 on the status of the environmental licenses.

1.4            Summary of EM&A Requirements

The EM&A programme requires environmental monitoring of air quality, noise, landscape and visual as specified in the approved EM&A Manual.

A summary of impact EM&A requirements is presented in Table 1.1.

Table 1.1:      Summary of Impact EM&A Requirements

Parameters

Descriptions

Locations

Frequencies

Air Quality

24-Hour TSP

AM1 - International Commerce Centre

At least once every 6 days

1-Hour TSP

AM1 - International Commerce Centre

At least 3 times every 6 days

24-Hour TSP

AM2 - The Harbourside Tower 1

At least once every 6 days

1-Hour TSP

AM2 - The Harbourside Tower 1

At least 3 times every 6 days

Noise

Leq, 30 minutes

NM1- Podium level of The Harbourside Tower 1

Weekly

Landscape & Visual

Monitor implementation of proposed mitigation measures during the construction stage

As described in Table 9.1 and 9.2 of the EM&A Manual

Bi-weekly

Given that the Project covers only a small part of the whole WKCD area (i.e. M+ Museum, Lyric Theatre Complex and respective portions of underpass road), it was proposed that the EM&A programme for the Project should only require 1 noise monitoring station and 2 air quality monitoring stations located closest to the Project area. Currently, the works under the captioned project are confined in the western part of the WKCD site. Therefore, only the monitoring stations AM1, AM2 and NM1 were set up. Other monitoring locations are too far away (i.e. AM3 to AM5 and NM2 to NM5) are not included in this EM&A programme until the construction of the corresponding area commences. The revised proposal of EM&A programme with details has been submitted to EPD on 20 January 2016 for consideration and futher comments was received on 29 January 2016. The preparation of response to comments is in progress.

The Harbourside management office formally rejected our proposal of setting up air quality and noise monitoring equipment on its premises at the podium level of Tower 1 (AM2/NM1) on 10 November 2015. Alternative noise monitoring location was identified at The Arch (NM2), however The Arch management office formally rejected our proposal of setting up noise monitoring equipment on its premises on 23 November 2015. Correspondence from The Harbourside and The Arch management offices is attached in Appendix C for reference. Nevertheless, suitable air quality monitoring location at AM2 was identified on the ground floor in front of The Harbourside Tower 1, which is at the same location as that of baseline monitoring for consistency. No management approval is required at the ground floor for conducting the air monitoring and a secure electricity supply is available there. Noise monitoring at G/F of Harbourside will not be representative and thus NM1 will be suspended until permission and access is granted by The Harbourside management office or the other location identified at the International Commerce Centre. As there is no alternative locations for noise monitoring station identified, so liaision with the management office of the International Commerce Centre are in progress for granting access to conduct noise monitoring at the podium floor which is free from screening to the construction activities . Therefore, 2 air quality monitoring stations were confirmed for the impact monitoring.

The Environmental Quality Performance Limits for air quality and noise are shown in Appendix D.

The Event and Action Plan for air quality, construction noise. landscape and visual are shown in Appendix E.

The EM&A programme followed the recommended mitigation measures in the EM&A Manual. The EM&A requirements as well as the summary of implementation status of the environmental mitigation measures are provided in Appendix K.

 

2             Impact Monitoring Methodology

 

 

 

2.1            Introduction

For air quality and noise, the monitoring methodology, including the monitoring locations, monitoring equipment used, monitoring parameters, and frequency and duration etc., for air quality and noise are detailed in this Section. The environmental monitoring schedules for the reporting period and the tentative monitoring Schedule for the coming month are provided in Appendix F.

 

For landscape and audit impact, the relevant EM&A monitoring requirements and details are also presented in this Section.

2.2            Air Quality

2.2.1        Monitoring Parameters, Frequency and Duration

Table 2.1 summarizes the monitoring parameters, frequency and duration of the TSP monitoring.

Table 2.1:      Air Quality Monitoring Parameters, Frequency and Duration

Parameter

Frequency

Duration

24-hour TSP

At least once in every six-days

24 hours

1-hour TSP

At least 3 times every six-days

60 minutes

2.2.2        Monitoring Locations

Currently, the works under the captioned project are confined in the western part of the WKCD site. Therefore, only the monitoring stations AM1 and AM2 were set up at the proposed locations in accordance with updated EM&A Manual. Location of the monitoring station is given in Table 2.2 and shown in Figure 1.

Table 2.2:      Air Quality Monitoring Station

Monitoring Station

Location

AM1

International Commerce Centre (ICC)

AM2

The Harbourside Tower 1

2.2.3        Monitoring Equipment

Continuous 24-hour TSP air quality monitoring was conducted using High Volume Sampler (HVS) (Model: TE-5170) located at the designated monitoring station. The HVS meets all the requirements stated in of the EM&A Manual. Portable direct reading dust meter was used to carry out the 1-hour TSP monitoring. Table 2.3 summarizes the equipment used in the impact air quality monitoring. Copies of the calibration certificates for the HVS, calibration kit and portable dust meters are attached in Appendix G.

Table 2.3:      TSP Monitoring Equipment

Equipment

Model

24-hour TSP monitoring

High Volume Sampler

TE-5170 (Serial No.: 0767 and 8919)

Calibrator

TE-5025A (Serial No.: 0438320)

1-hour TSP monitoring

Portable direct reading dust meter

Sibata LD-3B (Serial No.: 2Z6240)

Calibration of the HVS (five point calibration) using Calibration Kit was carried out every two months. The HVS calibration orifice will be calibrated annually. Calibration certificate of the TE-5025A Calibration Kit and the HVS are provided in Appendix G.

The 1-hour TSP monitoring should be determined periodically (e.g. annually) by the HVS to check the validity and accuracy of the results measured by direct reading method.

2.2.4        Monitoring Methodology

24-hour TSP Monitoring

Installation

The HVS was installed at the site boundary.  The following criteria were considered in the installation of the HVS.

     A horizontal platform with appropriate support to secure the sampler against gusty wind was provided.

     The distance between the HVS and any obstacles, such as buildings, was at least twice the height that the obstacle protrudes above the HVS.

     A minimum of 2 metres separation from walls, parapets and penthouse was required for rooftop sampler.

     A minimum of 2 metres separation from any supporting structure, measured horizontally was required.

     No furnace or incinerator flues or building vent were nearby.

     Airflow around the sampler was unrestricted.

     The sampler has been more than 20 metres from any drip line.

     Permission was obtained to set up the sampler and to obtain access to the monitoring station.

     A secured supply of electricity is needed to operate the sampler.

Preparation of Filter Papers

     Glass fibre filters were labelled and sufficient filters that were clean and without pinholes were selected.

     The filters used are specified to have a minimum collection efficiency of 99 percent for 0.3 µm (DOP) particles.

     All filters were equilibrated in the conditioning environment for 24 hours before weighing. The conditioning environment temperature was around 25 °C and not variable by more than ±3 °C with relative humidity (RH) < 50% and was not variable by more than ±5 %.  A convenient working RH was 40%. All preparation of filters was done by Hong Kong Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (HOKLAS) accredited laboratory.

Field Monitoring Procedures

     The power supply was checked to ensure the HVS works properly.

     The filter holder and the area surrounding the filter were cleaned.

     The filter holder was removed by loosening the four bolts and a new filter, with stamped number upward, on a supporting screen was aligned carefully.

     The filter was properly aligned on the screen so that the gasket formed an airtight seal on the outer edges of the filter.

     The swing bolts were fastened to hold the filter holder down to the frame.  The pressure applied should be sufficient to avoid air leakage at the edges.

     The shelter lid was closed and was secured with the aluminium strip.

     The HVS was warmed-up for about 5 minutes to establish run-temperature conditions.

     A new flow rate record sheet was set into the flow recorder.

     The flow rate of the HVS was checked and adjusted at around 1.3 m3/min. The range specified in the EM&A Manual was between 0.6-1.7 m3/min.

     The programmable timer was set for a sampling period of 24 hours, and the starting time, weather condition and the filter number were recorded.

     The initial elapsed time was recorded.

     At the end of sampling, the sampled filter was removed carefully and folded in half length so that only surfaces with collected particulate matter were in contact.

     It was then placed in a clean plastic envelope and sealed.

     All monitoring information was recorded on a standard data sheet.

     Filters were sent to a Hong Kong Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (HOKLAS) accredited laboratory for analysis.

Maintenance and Calibration

     The HVS and its accessories are maintained in good working condition, such as replacing motor brushes routinely and checking electrical wiring to ensure a continuous power supply.

     HVSs were calibrated upon installation and thereafter at bi-monthly intervals.  The calibration kits were calibrated annually.

     Calibration records for HVS and calibration kit are shown in Appendix G.

1-hour TSP Monitoring

Field Monitoring

The measuring procedures of the 1-hour dust meter are in accordance with the Manufacturer’s Instruction Manual as follows:

     Turn the power on.

     Close the air collecting opening cover.

     Push the “TIME SETTING” switch to [BG].

     Push “START/STOP” switch to perform background measurement for 6 seconds.

     Turn the knob at SENSI ADJ position to insert the light scattering plate.

     Leave the equipment for 1 minute upon “SPAN CHECK” is indicated in the display.

     Push “START/STOP” switch to perform automatic sensitivity adjustment. This measurement takes 1 minute.

     Pull out the knob and return it to MEASURE position.

     Setting time period of 1 hour for the 1-hour TSP measurement.

     Push “START/STOP” to start the 1-hour TSP measurement.

     Regular checking of the time period setting to ensure monitoring time of 1 hour.

Maintenance and Calibration

     The 1-hour dust meter would be checked at 3-month intervals and calibrated at 1-year intervals throughout all stages of the air quality monitoring.

     Calibration records for direct dust meters are shown in Appendix G.

Weather Condition

     Meteorological data extracted from Hong Kong Observatory for the reporting month is provided in Appendix I.

2.3            Noise

Currently, the works under the captioned project are confined in the western part of the WKCD site. Therefore, only the monitoring station NM1 was set up. However, the Harbourside management office formally rejected our proposal of setting up noise monitoring equipment on its premises at the podium level of Tower 1 (NM1) on 10 November 2015. Alternative noise monitoring location was identified at The Arch (NM2), however The Arch management office formally rejected our proposal of setting up noise monitoring equipment on its premises on 23 November 2015. Since noise monitoring at G/F of Harbourside will not be representative and thus NM1 is being suspended until permission and access is granted by The Harbourside management office or the other location identified at the International Commerce Centre. Liaision with the management office of the International Commerce Centre are in progress for granting access to conduct noise monitoring.

2.4            Landscape and Visual

2.4.1        Monitoring Program

Table 2.4 details the monitoring program (as proposed in the WKCD EIA report) for landscape and visual impact during the construction phase.

Table 2.4:      Monitoring Program for Landscape and Visual Impact during Construction Phase

Stage  

Monitoring Task

Frequency

Report

Approval

Construction

Monitor implementation of proposed mitigation measures during the construction stage.

Bi-weekly

ET to report on Contractor’s compliance

Counter-signed by IEC

During the landscape and visual impact monitoring, any changes in relation to the landscape and visual amenity should be monitored with reference to the baseline conditions of the site.  In addition, mitigation measures were proposed in the WKCD EIA report to minimise the landscape and visual impacts during the construction phase. The proposed mitigation measures as shown in Table 9.1 and Table 9.2 of the EM&A Manual should be checked for proper implementation.

 

3             Monitoring Results

 

 

 

3.1            Impact Monitoring

Construction impact monitoring for air quality and landscape and visual impact was undertaken in compliance with the EM&A Manual during the reporting month.

3.2            Air Quality Monitoring

3.2.1        1-hour TSP

Results of 1-hour TSP at the monitoring location AM1 and AM2 are summarised in Table 3.1. Graphical plots of the monitoring results are shown in Appendix H.

Table 3.1:      Summary of 1-hour TSP monitoring results

Monitoring Station

Monitoring Date

Start Time

1-hour TSP (μg/m3)

Range (μg/m3)

Action Level (μg/m3)

Limit Level (μg/m3)

1st Result

2nd Result

3rd Result

AM1

05-Jan-16

10:30

78

85

91

51-97

273.7

500

11-Jan-16

10:20

78

86

95

15-Jan-16

8:00

80

64

71

21-Jan-16

10:30

78

85

97

27-Jan-16

10:43

55

51

62

AM2

05-Jan-16

10:45

80

87

94

61-98

274.2

500

11-Jan-16

10:32

80

88

98

15-Jan-16

8:12

65

81

61

21-Jan-16

10:40

80

86

96

27-Jan-16

10:55

81

73

70

3.2.2        24-hour TSP

Results of 24-hour TSP at the monitoring location AM1 and AM2 are summarised in Table 3.2. Graphical plots of the monitoring results are shown in Appendix H.

Table 3.2:      Summary of 24-hour TSP monitoring results

Monitoring Station

Monitoring Date

Start Time

Monitoring Results (μg/m3)

Range (μg/m3)

Action Level (μg/m3)

Limit Level (μg/m3)

AM1

 

05-Jan-16

10:33

50

45-50

143.6

260

11-Jan-16

10:22

48

15-Jan-16

08:02

49

21-Jan-16

10:28

45

27-Jan-16

10:45

48

AM2

05-Jan-16

10:43

58

43-72

151.1

260

11-Jan-16

10:36

56

15-Jan-16

08:15

56

21-Jan-16

10:38

43

27-Jan-16

10:58

72

No exceedance of 1-hour and 24-hour TSP (Action or Limit Level) was recorded in the reporting period.

3.3            Noise Monitoring

The noise impact monitoring is being suspended until permission and access is granted by The Harbourside management office or the other location identified at the International Commerce Centre. Liaision with the management office of the International Commerce Centre are in progress for granting access to conduct noise monitoring. Please refer to Section 2.3 for details.

3.4            Landscape and Visual Impact

Landscape and visual impact inspections were conducted as part of the weekly site inspections on 8  and 21 January 2016 during the reporting month. As reviewed by the registered Landscape Architect, no adverse comment on landscape and visual aspects was made during these inspections.

The landscape and visual mitigation measures were implemented during the reporting period. The summary of implementation status of the environmental mitigation measures are provided in Appendix K.

 

4             Environmental Site Inspection

 

 

 

4.1            Site Inspection

Construction phase weekly site inspections were carried out on 8, 14, 21 and 28 January 2016. The joint site inspection with IEC, ET, ER and Contractor was held on 8 January 2016. No site inspection was conducted by the EPD during the reporting month. No non-compliance was recorded during the site inspection. All observations have been recorded in the site inspection checklist and passed to the Contractor together with the appropriate recommended mitigation measures where necessary. The key observations from the site inspections and associated recommendations are summarized in Table 4.1.

Table 4.1:      Summary of Site Inspections and Recommendations                        

Inspection Date

Parameter

Observation /  Recommendation

Contactor’s Responses / Action(s) Undertaken

Close-out (Date)

31 Dec 2015

Waste management

The contractor was reminded to clean up the drip tray of chemical storage for wastewater treatment.

The drip tray of chemical storage was cleaned up.

4 Dec 2016

31 Dec 2015

Waste management

The contractor was reminded to provide locks for chemical waste storage.

The contractor has provided locks for chemical waste storage.

4 Dec 2016

8 Jan 2016

Air quality

The contractor was reminded to enhance water spraying frequency for unpaved area.

The contractor has enhanced water spraying frequency for unpaved area.

14 Jan 2016

8 Jan 2016

Water quality

Overflow was observed at wetsep. The contractor was reminded to review the capacity of wetsep or consider other measures to solve the overflow problem. The contractor was also reminded to remove all stagnant water in site area including area near hoarding.

No overflow was observed. All stagnant water has been removed. The contractor is arranging to install one more wetsep and a new drainage plan to further improve the condition.

21 Jan 2016

8 Jan 2016

Air quality

The stockpile was not well covered. The contractor was reminded to well cover the stockpile to reduce dust impact.

All the stockpile has been applied with dust suppression spraying.

15 Jan 2016

21 Jan 2016

Waste managment

Chemicals without drip tray were observed. The contractor was reminded to provide drip trays for chemicals.

The contractor has provided drip trays for the chemicals

22 Jan 2016

28 Jan 2016

Water quality/ Air quality

Some of the dust supression spraying of the stockpile was found outside the boundary of M66. The contractor was reminded to ensure dust supression spraying is effective in covering the stockpile well and remove the spraying outside M66.

Follow-up status will be provided in the next reporting month.

On-going

28 Jan 2016

Waste management

Oil was observed on the ground because of overflow of drip tray under heavy rain. The contractor was reminded to remove the chemical waste in drip tray more frequently and remove the oil overflowed from the drip tray.

Follow-up status will be provided in the next reporting month.

On-going

4.2            Advice on the Solid and Liquid Waste Management Status

The Contractor has been registered as a chemical waste producer for the Project. Construction and demolition (C&D) material sorting will be carried out on site. A sufficient number of receptacles were available for general refuse collection.

As advised by the Contractor, 21,077.4 ton of excavated waste was disposed. The details of disposal and reuse of excavated waste was shown in Table 4.2, while 23.2 ton of general refuse was disposed of at SENT landfill. 0 ton of metals and 0 ton of timber were collected by recycling contractors in the reporting month. 0 ton of inert C&D materials was reused on site. 0 ton of inert C&D materials was reused in other projects. 0 ton of chemical wastes was collected by licensed contractors in the reporting period.

Table 4.2:      Disposal/  Reuse/Storage of Excavated Waste in the Reporting Month

Site of Disposal/ Reuse/ Storage

Quantities (tonnes)

Fill Bank at Tseung Kwan O Area 137

149.4

Green Valley

8,528

Design and Construction of Kai Tak Cable Tunnel, CLP

448

MTR Contract 1002 Whampoa Station and Overrun Tunnel

5,600

M+ Stockpile (M66, storage site near M+)

2,880

Hsin Chong Stockpile (Storage site near M+)

3,472

Note: 16 tonnes per truckload is assumed.

The actual amounts of different types of waste generated by the activities of the Project in the reporting month are shown in Appendix J.

4.3            Status of Environmental Licenses and Permits

The environmental permits, licenses, and/or notifications on environmental protection for this Project which were valid during the period are summarised in Table 4.3.  

Table 4.3:      Status of Environmental Submissions, Licenses and Permits

Permit / License No.

/ Notification /

Reference No.

Valid Period

Status

Remarks

From

To

Chemical Waste Producer Registration

5213-217-H2913-45

05-Nov-15

--

Valid

--

Billing Account Construction Waste Disposal

7023393

13-Oct-15

--

Account Active

--

Construction Noise Permit

GW-RE1220-15

04-Dec-15

03-Jun-16

Valid

 

Wastewater Discharge License

WT00022693-2015

12-Nov-15

30-Nov-20

Valid

--

4.4            Recommended Mitigation Measures

The EM&A programme followed the recommended mitigation measures in the EM&A Manual. The EM&A requirements as well as the summary of implementation status of the environmental mitigation measures are provided in Appendix K. In particular, the following mitigation measures were brought to attention during the site inspections:

 

Chemical and Waste Management

     All chemicals store on site should be provided with drip trays.

     Drip trays should be kept in good condition.

     Chemical waste in drip trays should be frequently removed.

     Chemical waste storage should be securely closed.

 

Air Quality

     Regular watering with complete coverage should be implemented to reduce the overall dust emission of the construction site.

     Stockpiles of cement and other construction materials should be kept covered when not being used.

     Maintain high standard of housekeeping to prevent emission of fugitive dust.

 

Water Quality

     Silty effluent should be treated/ desilted before discharged. Untreated effluent should be prevented from entering public drain channel.

     Stagnant water in site area should be cleared.

     The capacity of the wetsep should be reviewed to avoid overflow problem.

     Dust suppression spraying for stockpile should be applied appropriately to avoid any leakage of spraying from the site.

 

 

 

5             Report on Non-compliance, Complaints, Notification of Summons and Successful Prosecutions

 

 

 

 

5.1            Record on Non-compliance of Action and Limit Levels

There was no breach of Action or Limit Levels for Air Quality monitoring in the reporting month.

5.2            Record on Environmental Complaints Received

No environmental complaint was received this month. The cumulative statistics on complaints were provided in Appendix L.

5.3            Record on Notifications of Summons and Successful Prosecution

No notifications of summons or successful prosecution were received this month. The cumulative statistics on notifications of summons and successful prosecutions were provided in Appendix L.

5.4            Review of Reasons for and Implications of Non-compliance, Complaints, Summons and Prosecutions

As no notifications of summons or successful prosecution were received, the associated review was not required.

5.5             Follow-up Actions Taken

As no notifications of summons or successful prosecution were received, the associated follow-up actions were not required.

 

6             Future Key Issues

 

 

 

6.1            Construction Works for the Coming Month(s)

The major site works scheduled to be commissioned in the coming month include:

 

ˇ  Pile Cap Construction

ˇ  Site formation

ˇ  Concrete pouring

ˇ  Excavation

ˇ  Rebar /earthing installation

ˇ  Formworks installation

ˇ  Slab construction

ˇ  Underground drainage works

6.2            Key Issues for the Coming Month

Key issues to be considered in the coming month include:

ˇ  Generation of dust from construction works;

ˇ  Noise impact from operating equipment and machinery on-site;

ˇ  Generation of site surface runoffs and wastewater from activities on-site;

ˇ  Management of stockpiles and slopes, particularly on rainy days;

ˇ  Sorting, recycling, storage and disposal of general refuse and construction waste; and

ˇ  Management of chemicals and avoidance of oil spillage on-site.

6.3            Monitoring Schedule for the Coming Month

The environmental site inspection and environmental monitoring will be continued in the coming month.  Impact monitoring for air quality in accordance with the approved EM&A Manual has commenced since 31 October 2015. The noise impact monitoring is being suspended until permission and access is granted by The Harbourside management office or the other location identified at the International Commerce Centre. Liaision with the management office of the International Commerce Centre are in progress for granting access to conduct noise monitoring. Please refer to Section 2.3 for details.The tentative monitoring schedule for the coming month is shown in the Appendix F.

 

7             Conclusions and Recommendations

 

 

 

7.1            Conclusions

The EM&A programme as recommended in the EM&A Manual has been undertaken since the construction works commenced on 31 October 2015.

Monitoring of air quality with respect to the Project is underway. In particular, the 1-hour TSP, 24-hour TSP under monitoring have been checked against established Action and Limit levels. There was no breach of Action and Limit Levels for 1-hour TSP, 24-hour TSP in the reporting month. Noise monitoring was suspended as the permission and access at podium of the identified noise sensitive receiver could not be granted. Liaision with the management office of the International Commerce Centre for the other location identified at the International Commerce Centre are in progress for granting access to conduct noise monitoring.

No environmental complaint and no notifications of summons or successful prosecution were received during the reporting month.

Weekly construction phase site inspections and bi-weekly landscape and visual impact inspections were conducted during the reporting month as required. It was observed that the Contractor had implemented all possible and feasible mitigation measures to mitigate the potential environmental impacts during construction phase works.

7.2            Recommendations

Potential environmental impacts due to the construction activities, including air quality, noise, water quality, waste, landscape and visual, will be monitored or reviewed. The recommended environmental mitigation measures shall be implemented on site and regular inspections as required will be carried out to ensure that the environmental conditions are acceptable.