Cover page

 Signature page

 

Contents

 

 

 

Chapter    Title                                                                                                                          

1.1______ Background

1.2______ Project Organisation

1.3______ Environmental Status in the Reporting Period

2.1______ Monitoring Requirements

2.2______ Enviornmental Mitigation Measures

3.1______ Monitoring Data

3.2______ Monitoring Exceedances

6.1______ Comments

6.2______ Recommendations

6.3______ Conclusion

 

 

 

 

Appendices

Appendix A.          Project Organisation

Appendix B.          Construction Programme

Appendix C.          Environmental Mitigation Measures – Implementation Status

Appendix D.          Meteorological Data Extracted from Hong Kong Observatory

Appendix E.          Graphical Plots of the Monitoring Results

Appendix F.          Waste Flow table

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

 

Figures

Figure 1            Site Layout Plan and Monitoring Stations

 

Tables

Table 2.1:__ Summary of Impact EM&A Requirements 3

Table 3.1:__ Summary of Monitoring Data_ 4

Table 3.2:__ Summary of 24-hour TSP monitoring results 4

 

 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

 

 

 

This Quarterly EM&A Report presents the monitoring works at both the main works of M+ Museum from 1 February to 30 April 2016 and foundation works of Lyric Theatre Complex conducted from 1 March to 30 April 2016.

The impact stage EM&A programme for the Project includes air quality, noise, water quality, waste, landscape and visual monitoring. The recommended environmental mitigation measures were implemented on site and regular inspections were carried out to ensure that the environmental conditions are acceptable.

The EM&A programme was carried out by the ET in accordance with the EM&A Manual requirements. It is concluded from the environmental monitoring and audit works that adequate environmental mitigation measures have been implemented by the foundation works contractor where appropriate in the reporting quarter.

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) and Noise in  this reporting quarter.

Implementation of Mitigation Measures

Construction phase weekly site inspections were carried out to confirm the implementation measures undertaken by the Contractors in the reporting quarter. The status of implementation of mitigation measures during the reporting quarter is shown in Appendix C.

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

Record of Complaints

No environmental complaint regarding construction noise was recorded in the reporting quarter.

Record of Notification of Summons and Successful Prosecutions

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

 

 


1             Introduction

 

 

 

1.1            Background

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 (Contract No.: CC/2015/3A/022) and Lyric Theatre Complex Foundation Works (Contract No.: CC/2015/3A/014) 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 for M+ Museum and Lyric Theatre Complex commenced on 31 October 2015 and 1 March 2016 respectively.

 

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 projects include 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.

 

The 1,200-seat Lyric Theatre Complex will be Hong Kong’s first world-class facility for dance performances, including ballet, contemporary and Chinese dance forms. In the run up to the opening of further major performing arts venues in the WKCD, it will also be used for a wide variety of performing arts events including drama, opera and musical performances. The Lyric Theatre Complex will act as a platform for Hong Kong’s leading arts organisations, and be a new major venue to show programmes from Asia and worldwide.

 

The Quarterly EM&A Report is prepared in accordance with the Clause 3.4 of the Environmental Permit No. EP-453/2013/A. This Quarterly EM&A Report presents the monitoring works conducted from 1 February 2016 to 30 April 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 at M+ Museum undertaken include:

 

ˇ  Site formation

ˇ  Excavation

ˇ  Formworks installation

ˇ  Concrete pouring

ˇ  Rebar /earthing installation

ˇ  Construction of pile caps

ˇ  Installation of lateral support

ˇ  Construction of slab

ˇ  Construction of water tank

ˇ  Underground slab drainage and manholes

During the reporting period, construction works at Lyric Theatre Complex undertaken include:

ˇ  H-Pile Construction

ˇ  Bored Pile Construction

ˇ  Pipe Pile Construction

The Construction Works Programme of the Project is provided in Appendix B. A layout plan of the Project is provided in Figure 1.

 

2             Summary of EM&A Requirements

 

 

 

 

2.1            Monitoring Requirements

In accordance with the EM&A Manual, environmental parameters including air quality, noise, landscape and visual have been monitored. The specific parameters, monitoring frequency and the respective Action and Limit levels are given in Table 2.1. Locations of the monitoring stations are provided in Figure 1.

Table 2.1:      Summary of Impact EM&A Requirements

Parameters

Descriptions

Locations

Frequencies

Action level

Limit level

Air Quality

24-Hour TSP

AM1 - International Commerce Centre

At least once every 6 days

143.6 μg/m3

260 μg/m3

1-Hour TSP

AM1 - International Commerce Centre

At least 3 times every 6 days

273.7 μg/m3

500 μg/m3

24-Hour TSP

AM2 - The Harbourside Tower 1

At least once every 6 days

151.1 μg/m3

260 μg/m3

1-Hour TSP

AM2 - The Harbourside Tower 1

At least 3 times every 6 days

274.2 μg/m3

500 μg/m3

Noise

Leq, 30 minutes

NM1- Podium level of The Harbourside Tower 1

Weekly

When one documented complaint is received from any one of the sensitive receivers

75 dB(A)

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

N/A

N/A

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 were set up. Approval from the management office of the International Commerce Centre has been granted on 29 February 2016 for conducting noise monitoring at the alternative noise monitoring location identified at the podium floor (NM1A) which is free from screening to the construction activities. Therefore, 2 air quality monitoring stations and 1 noise impact monitoring station were confirmed for the impact monitoring.

2.2            Enviornmental Mitigation Measures

Environmental mitigation measures have been recommended in the EM&A Manual. The summary of implementation status of the environmental mitigation measures are provided in Appendix C.

 

3             Summary of EM&A Monitoring Results

 

 

 

 

3.1            Monitoring Data

In accordance with the EM&A Manual, impact monitoring has been conducted in the reporting quarter. Meteorological data for the reporting quarter have been extracted from Hong Kong Observatory and presented in Appendix D. Monitoring data with graphical presentation for the reporting quarter are shown in Appendix E. A summary on the monitoring results are presented in Table 3.1.

Table 3.1:      Summary of Monitoring Data

Parameter

Monitoring Location

Minimum

Maximum

Average

Air Quality

 

 

 

 

1 hour TSP

AM1

51

174

85

1 hour TSP

AM2

54

200

97

24 hour TSP

AM1

43

75

53

24 hour TSP

AM2

55

125

70

Construction Noise

 

Leq(30min)

NM1A

67.3

70.9

68.8

 

 

3.2            Monitoring Exceedances

Summary of the exceedances in the reporting quarter is tabulated in Table 3.2.

Table 3.2:      Summary of 24-hour TSP monitoring results

Monitoring Station

Parameter

No. of Exceedance

Action Taken

Action Level

Limit Level

Air Quality

 

 

 

 

AM1

1 hour TSP

0

0

N/A

24 hour TSP

0

0

N/A

AM2

1 hour TSP

0

0

N/A

24 hour TSP

0

0

N/A

Construction Noise

 

 

 

 

NM1A

Leq(30min)

0

0

N/A

3.2.1        1-hour TSP Monitoring

All 1-hour TSP monitoring was conducted as scheduled in the reporting quarter. No Action/ Limit Level exceedance was recorded.

3.2.2        24-hour TSP Monitoring

All 24-hour TSP monitoring was conducted as scheduled in the reporting quarter. No Action/ Limit Level exceedance was recorded.

3.2.3        Construction Noise Monitoring

All construction noise monitoring was conducted as scheduled in the reporting quarter. No Action/ Limit Level exceedance was recorded.

3.2.4        Landscape and Visual Monitoring

All landscape and visual impact inspections were conducted as scheduled in the reporting quarter. No adverse comment on landscape and visual aspects was recorded.

 

 

4             Waste Management

 

 

 

4.1            M+ Museum

As advised by the Contractor, 432.4 ton, 1,312.6 ton and 16.9 ton of inert C&D material were disposed of as public fill to Tuen Mun Area 38, Tseung Kwan O Area 137 and Chai Wan Public Fill Barging Point respectively, while 101.3 ton of general refuse was disposed of at SENT landfill. 115.3 ton of metals, 0.1 ton of paper/cardboard packaging, 0 ton of plastic and 27.8 ton of timber were collected by recycling contractors in the reporting month. 11,376 ton of inert C&D materials was reused on site. 35,344.0 ton of inert C&D materials was reused in other projects. 0 ton of chemical wastes was collected by licensed contractors in the reporting quarter.

The actual amounts of different types of waste generated by the activities of construction works at M+ Museum in the reporting month are shown in Appendix F.

4.2            Lyric Theatre Complex

As advised by the Contractor, 1,100.61 ton and 10,233 ton of inert C&D material were disposed of as public fill to Tuen Mun Area 38 and Tseung Kwan O Area 137 respectively, while 49.8 ton of general refuse was disposed of at SENT landfill. 20.5 ton of metals, 0.1 ton of paper/cardboard packaging, 0 ton of plastic 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 quarter.

The actual amounts of different types of waste generated by the activities of construction works at Lyric Theatre Complex in the reporting month are shown in Appendix F.

 

5             Environmental Non-conformance

 

 

 

 

No environmental non-compliance, complaint and environmental related prosecution or notification of summons was received in the reporting quarter. The cumulative statistics on complaints, notifications of summons and successful prosecutions were provided in Appendix G.

 

6             Comments, recommendations and Conclusion

 

 

 

6.1            Comments

Based on the observations made during site audits and landscape inspections, and construction dust and noise monitoring results, no non-compliances and exceedances of air quality and noise limits were recorded.

6.2            Recommendations

Reviewing the implementation of the recommended mitigation measures in the EM&A Manual, it was observed that they were effective and efficient in controlling the potential impacts due to construction of the project during the reporting period. Review of the effectiveness and efficiency of the EM&A programme will be continued, and recommendations will be provided to remediate any potential impacts due to the project and to improve the EM&A programme if deficiencies of the existing EM&A programme are identified.

6.3            Conclusion

The EM&A programme as recommended in the EM&A Manual has been undertaken since the construction works of M+ Museum main works commenced on 31 October 2015, and the construction of Lyric Theatre Complex foundation works commenced on 1 March 2016.

Monitoring of air quality and noise with respect to the Project is underway. In particular, the 1-hour TSP, 24-hour TSP, noise level (as Leq, 30 minutes) 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 and noise in the reporting quarter.

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

Weekly construction phase site inspections and bi-weekly landscape and visual impact inspections were conducted during the reporting quarter 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.