TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY.. 1

Introduction. 1

Summary of Main Works Undertaken and Key Measures Implemented. 1

Environmental Monitoring Works. 2

Summary of Complaint, Warning, Notification of Summons and Successful Prosecution. 3

Reporting Changes in the Reporting Quarter 3

1. INTRODUCTION.. 4

Background. 4

Purpose of the Report 5

Project Organizations. 5

Construction Activities undertaken during the Report Quarter 5

2. ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND AUDIT REQUIREMENTS. 6

Monitoring Parameters and Monitoring Locations. 6

Monitoring Methodology and Calibration Details. 6

Environmental Quality Performance Limits (Action and Limit Levels) 6

Implementation Status of Environmental Mitigation Measures. 6

Site Audit Summary. 6

Status of Waste Management 6

3. MONITORING RESULTS. 7

Weather Conditions. 7

Air Quality. 7

Construction Noise. 7

Water Quality. 7

Ecological Monitoring. 8

Monitoring on Cultural Heritage. 8

Landscape and Visual Monitoring and Audit 8

Landfill Gas Monitoring. 8

Waste Management 9

Fisheries. 9

Influencing Factors on the Monitoring Results. 9

4. NON-COMPLIANCE (EXCEEDANCES) OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY PERFORMANCE LIMITS (ACTION AND LIMIT LEVELS) 10

Summary of Exceedances. 10

Summary of Environmental Complaints and Prosecutions. 10

5. COMMENTS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS. 11

Review of Monitoring Methodology and the Practicality and Effectiveness of EM&A Programme 11

Effectiveness of Mitigation Measures. 11

Recommendations. 12

 


LIST OF TABLE

 

Table I Summary Table for Non-compliance Recorded in the Reporting Quarter

Table II Summary Table for Key Information in the Reporting Quarter

Table 1.1 Key Project Contacts

Table 3.1 Summary of Weather Conditions in the Reporting Period

Table 3.2 Major Dust Sources during the Monitoring in the Reporting Period

Table 3.3 Major Noise Sources during the Monitoring in the Reporting Period

 

 

lIST OF FIGUREs

 

Figure 1 Site Layout Plan

Figure 1.2 Project Organisation for Environmental Monitoring and Audit

Figure 2 Locations of Air Quality and Construction Noise Monitoring Stations

 

 

LIST OF APPENDICES

 

A Monitoring Requirements

B Action and Limit Levels

C Graphical Presentation of Air Quality Monitoring Results

D Graphical Presentation of Noise Monitoring Results

E Graphical Presentation of Landfill Gas Monitoring Results

F Site Audit Summary

G Environmental Mitigation Implementation Schedule (EMIS)

H Waste Generated Quantity

I Summary of Exceedances

J Summaries of Environmental Complaint, Warning, Summon and Notification of Successful Prosecution

K Event and Action Plan

L Construction Programme

 


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Introduction

1.      This is the 1st Quarterly Environmental Monitoring and Audit (EM&A) Report prepared by the Environmental Team (ET), Cinotech Consultants Ltd., for Trunk Road T2 and Infrastructure Works at the Former South Apron. This report summarized the monitoring results and audits findings of the EM&A programme under the issued Environmental Permit (EP) No. EP-458/2013/C and in accordance with the EM&A Manual (AEIAR-173/2013) during the reporting period from May 2020 to July 2020.

Summary of Main Works Undertaken and Key Measures Implemented

2.      The construction activities undertaken in the reporting quarter were as follows:

 

May 2020

Ÿ  East Portal temporary support for Tunnel Portal;

Ÿ  East Portal Horizontal Ground Investigation.

 

June 2020

Ÿ  East Portal Site Setup

Ÿ  East Portal Blast door (EB) installation completed.

Ÿ  Portal rock bolt installation completed.

Ÿ  Horizontal GI for EB completed.

 

July 2020

Ÿ  East Portal Site Setup

Ÿ  East Portal Blast door (EB) installation completed.

Ÿ  Portal rock bolt installation completed.

Ÿ  Horizontal GI for EB completed.

Ÿ  CKL Junction Improvement Works

 

3.      Implementation of the key mitigation measures during the reporting period are as follows:

 

Construction Noise

Ÿ  Construction activities were scheduled to minimize noise nuisance to the nearby sensitive receiver.

Ÿ  Use of Quality Powered Mechanical Equipment (QPME) on site.

Ÿ  Erected the noise barrier on site.

Air Quality

Ÿ  Regularly watering on site to avoid dust generation.

Water Quality

Ÿ  An emergency pumping system was installed to prevent flooding during heavy rain.

Landscape and Visual

Ÿ  Decorative screen hoarding was erected.

Ÿ  Tree protection zones were fenced off to protect the existing trees on site.

 

Environmental Monitoring Works

4.      Environmental monitoring for the Project was performed in accordance with the EM&A Manual and the monitoring results were checked and reviewed. Site Inspections/Audits were conducted once per week. The implementation of the environmental mitigation measures, Event Action Plans and environmental complaint handling procedures were also checked.

 

5.      Summary of the non-compliance in the reporting quarter for the Project is tabulated in Table I. Details of the environmental monitoring results is presented in Section 3.

 

Table I Non-compliance (Exceedance) Record for the Project in the Reporting Quarter

Parameter

No. of Exceedance

No. of Exceedance due to Construction Activities of this Project

Action Taken

Action Level

Limit Level

Action Level

Limit Level

May 2020

Air Quality

0

0

0

0

N/A

Noise

0

0

0

0

N/A

Marine Water Quality

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Groundwater Level Monitoring (Piezometer Monitoring)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Ecological

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Cultural Heritage

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Landfill Gas

N/A

0

N/A

0

N/A

June 2020

Air Quality

0

0

0

0

N/A

Noise

0

0

0

0

N/A

Marine Water Quality

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Groundwater Level Monitoring (Piezometer Monitoring)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Ecological

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Cultural Heritage

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Landfill Gas

N/A

0

N/A

0

N/A

July 2020

Air Quality

0

0

0

0

N/A

Noise

0

0

0

0

N/A

Marine Water Quality

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Groundwater Level Monitoring (Piezometer Monitoring)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Ecological

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Cultural Heritage

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Landfill Gas

N/A

0

N/A

0

N/A

Note:

N/A - Not Applicable.


 

Summary of Complaint, Warning, Notification of Summons and Successful Prosecution

6.      Summary of key information in the reporting quarter is tabulated in Table II.

 

Table II Summary Table for Key Information in the Reporting Quarter

Event

Event Details

Action Taken

Status

Number

Nature

Complaints Received

0

---

N/A

N/A

Notifications of any summons & prosecutions received

0

---

N/A

N/A

N/A Not Applicable

 

7.      Environmental monitoring works for the Project are considered effective and is generating data to categorically identify the environmental impacts from the works and influencing factors in the vicinity of monitoring stations.

 

Reporting Changes in the Reporting Quarter

8.      The impact air quality and construction noise monitoring at monitoring stations AM1, AM2, AM3, AM4, AM4(A), CM1, CM2, CM3, CM4 and CM5 are currently conducted by the ET of Agreement No. CE 59/2015 (EP). As to fulfil the monitoring requirement from the EM&A manual for Contract No. ED/2018/04 (AEIAR-173/2013), the result data obtained from such monitoring would be adopted from ET of Agreement No. CE 59/2015 (EP) and presented in this report. The arrangements were approved by CEDD and the ET of Agreement No. CE 59/2015 (EP) on 25 May 2020.


1.                  INTRODUCTION

Background

1.1              In 2009, Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) commissioned a Kai Tak Development (KTD) Trunk Road T2 and Infrastructure at South Apron Investigation. The assignment covers the provision of the Trunk Road T2 and its connections with the Central Kowloon Route (CKR) at the north apron area and the Tseung Kwan O Lam Tin Tunnel (TKOLTT) to the south in the Cha Kwo Ling area.

 

1.2              The Trunk Road T2 Project is one of the designated Projects under Schedule 2 of the EIAO proposed in the KTD. CEDD submitted the Project Profile (No. PP-379/2009) on 24 March 2009 for application for an EIA study brief for the Trunk Road T2 Project under the EIAO. Accordingly, an EIA Study Brief (ESB-203/2009) for the Trunk Road T2 Project was issued on 30 April 2009. The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report for the Trunk Road T2 Project was approved under the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance (EIAO) on 19 September 2013. The corresponding Environmental Permit (EP) was issued on 19 September 2013 (EP no.: EP-451/2013).

 

1.3              The Contract No. ED/2018/04 is the main contract of Trunk Road T2 (T2 Main Works) which comprises mainly the design and construction of a dual two-lane trunk road of approximately 3.0km long with about 2.7km of the trunk road in form of tunnel; ventilation and administration buildings, environmental protection and mitigation works and etc. The EM&A programme under this Contract is governed by the two EPs (EP-451/2013 and EP-458/2013/C) and two EM&A Manuals (AEIAR-174/2013 and AEIAR-173/2013). The work areas of the T2 Main Works are shown in Figure 1 and the works to be executed under this Contract and corresponding EPs are summarized as follows:

 

 

Environmental Permit

Works Description

EP-451/2013 Trunk Road T2

Trunk Road T2

     Construction of highway and sub-sea tunnel connecting between Central Kowloon Route and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel

     Western & Eastern Ventilation Buildings

EP-458/2013/C Tseung Kwan O Lam Tin Tunnel (TKOLTT) and Associated Works

Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel

Construction of Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel from the end of Trunk Road T2 to the TKOLTT at the Eastern Ventilation Building

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monitoring Works in Lam Tin under EP-458/2013/C

1.4              Under Agreement No. CE 59/2015 (EP) Tseung Kwan O Lam Tin Tunnel (TKOLLT) and Associated Works, the baseline monitoring works in Lam Tin under the EM&A Manual (AEIAR-173/2013) were conducted by the Environmental Team (ET) for the Agreement No. CE 59/2015 (EP) at the approved monitoring locations, namely AM1, AM2, AM3, AM4, AM4 (A) CM1, CM2, CM3, CM4 and CM5. Impact monitoring within the Lam Tin area shall be conducted by the ET of Contract No. ED/2018/04 upon cessation of Agreement No. CE 59/2015 (EP). The data obtained from the impact monitoring works completed by the ET of Agreement No. CE 59/2015 (EP) will be adopted in this report

 

1.5              Cinotech Consultants Ltd. was designated as the Environmental Team (ET) to undertake the EM&A works for Trunk Road T2 and Infrastructure Works for Developments at the Former South Apron (hereinafter called the Project).

 

Purpose of the Report

1.6              This is the 1st Quarterly EM&A Summary Report summarizing the EM&A works for the Project in between May 2020 and July 2020.

 

Project Organizations

1.7              Different parties with different levels of involvement in the project organization include:

Ÿ  Permit Holder Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD)

Ÿ  Supervisor Representative Hyder-Meinhardt Joint Venture (HMJV)

Ÿ  Environmental Team (ET) Cinotech Consultants Limited (Cinotech)

Ÿ  Independent Environmental Checker (IEC) Ramboll Hong Kong Limited (Ramboll)

Ÿ  Contractor Bouygues Travaux Publics (BTP)

 

1.8              The key contacts of the Project are shown in Table 1.1.

 

Table 1.1 Key Project Contacts

Party

Role

Contact Person

Phone No.

CEDD

Permit Holder

Mr. Wong Chi Wai, Tommy

3842 7111

HMJV

Supervisor Representative

Mr. Joe Nam

3742 3820

Cinotech

Environmental Team

Mr. KS Lee (ETL)

2151 2091

Ms. Karina Chan

2157 3880

Ramboll

Independent Environmental Checker

Mr. Ray Yan (until 22 May 2020)

3465 2836

Mr. Manson Yeung (from 23 May 2020)

3465 2888

BTP

Contractor

Mr. Bryan Lee

5588 3891

 

1.9              The Organizational Structure for Environmental Management is shown in Figure 1.2.

Construction Activities undertaken during the Report Quarter

1.10          The major site activities undertaken in the reporting quarter are shown as follow:

May 2020

Ÿ  East Portal temporary support for Tunnel Portal;

Ÿ  East Portal Horizontal Ground Investigation.

 

June 2020

Ÿ  East Portal Site Setup

Ÿ  East Portal Blast door (EB) installation completed.

Ÿ  Portal rock bolt installation completed.

Ÿ  Horizontal GI for EB completed.

 

July 2020

Ÿ  East Portal Site Setup

Ÿ  East Portal Blast door (EB) installation completed.

Ÿ  Portal rock bolt installation completed.

Ÿ  Horizontal GI for EB completed.

Ÿ  CKL Junction Improvement Works

2.                  ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND AUDIT REQUIREMENTS

Monitoring Parameters and Monitoring Locations

 

2.1              The EM&A Manual designates locations for environmental monitoring in terms of air quality, noise, and landfill gas due to the Project. The Project area and monitoring locations are depicted in Figures 2. Appendix A gives details of monitoring requirements.

Monitoring Methodology and Calibration Details

 

2.2              Monitoring works/equipment were conducted/calibrated regularly in accordance with the EM&A Manual. Copies of calibration certificates are attached in the appendices of the corresponding Monthly EM&A Reports.

Environmental Quality Performance Limits (Action and Limit Levels)

 

2.3              The environmental quality performance limits, i.e. Action and Limit Levels were derived from the baseline monitoring results. Should the measured environmental quality parameters exceed the Action/Limit Levels, the respective action plans would be implemented. The Action/Limit Levels for each environmental parameter are given in Appendix B.

 

2.4              Should the monitoring results of the environmental monitoring parameters at any designated monitoring stations indicate that the Action / Limit Levels are exceeded, the actions in accordance with the Event and Action Plans in Appendix K was carried out.

Implementation Status of Environmental Mitigation Measures

 

2.5              Relevant mitigation measures as recommended in the project EIA report have been stipulated in the EM&A Manual for implementation by the Contractor. The implementation status of environmental mitigation measures (EMIS) is given in Appendix G.

Site Audit Summary

 

2.6              During site inspections in the reporting period, no non-compliances was recorded. The observations and recommendations made during the reporting period are summarized in Appendix F.

Status of Waste Management

 

2.7              The amount of wastes generated by the construction activities during the reporting period is shown in Appendix H.

 


3.                  MONITORING RESULTS

Weather Conditions

3.1              The weather during monitoring sessions was summarized in Table 3.1.

 

Table 3.1 Summary of Weather Conditions in the Reporting Period

Reporting Month

General Weather Conditions

May 2020

Sunny, Cloudy, Rainy

June 2020

Sunny

July 2020

Sunny

 

3.2              The detail of weather conditions for each individual monitoring session was presented in the corresponding monthly EM&A report.

Air Quality

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

 

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

 

3.5              The graphical presentations of the air quality monitoring results are shown in Appendix C.

Construction Noise

3.6              All noise monitoring was conducted as scheduled in the reporting month. No Action Level exceedance was recorded due to the documented complaints received in this reporting quarter. No Limit Level exceedance for day time was recorded in the reporting quarter. The graphical presentations of the noise monitoring results are shown in Appendix D.

Water Quality

Groundwater Quality

3.7              The existing groundwater quality monitoring programme has been suspended as the monitoring results had been deemed non-representative of the impact from the project justified by two major factors: (1) influence on the monitoring results from non-project related factors, such as anthropogenic activities and natural phenomenon; and (2) large separation between the monitoring stations and works area. In addition, as no alternative locations for the groundwater quality monitoring were available, the groundwater quality monitoring has been suspended since October 2019 upon the agreement by EPD

Marine Water Quality

3.8              According to Section 4.4.3 of EM&A Manual (AEIAR-173/2013), marine water quality impact monitoring stations is carried out during marine construction for TKOLTT reclamation. Since the construction of Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel from the end of Trunk Road T2 to the TKOLTT at the Eastern Ventilation Building does not involve reclamation, the marine water quality monitoring programme stated in Section 4.4 of the EM&A Manual (AEIAR-173/2013) is therefore not applicable to Contract No. ED/2018/04.

 

Groundwater Level Monitoring (Piezometer Monitoring)

3.9              According to Section 4.1.2 of EM&A Manual (AEIAR-173/2013), daily piezometer monitoring will be carried out on a daily basis when any tunnel construction activities are carried out within +/- 50m of the piezometer gate in plan. As the construction works of Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel from the end of Trunk Road T2 to the TKOLTT at the Eastern Ventilation Building is approximately 120m away from the piezometer gate in plan, the piezometer monitoring programme stated in Section 4.2 of the EM&A Manual (AEIAR-173/2013) is therefore not applicable to Contract No. ED/2018/04

Ecological Monitoring

3.10          Post-translocation monitoring survey is recommended in Section 6.2.5 of the EM&A Manual (AEIAR-173/2013), to audit the success of coral translocation. Since the construction of Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel from the end of Trunk Road T2 to the TKOLTT at the Eastern Ventilation Building does not involve any marine works in the concerned area mentioned in Section 6.1.2 of the EM&A Manual (AEIAR-173/2013), the post-translocation monitoring survey stated in Section 6.2.5 of the EM&A Manual (AEIAR-173/2013) is therefore not applicable to Contract No. ED/2018/04.. .

Monitoring on Cultural Heritage

3.11          As the construction works of Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel from the end of Trunk Road T2 to the TKOLTT at the Eastern Ventilation Building are located more than 100m away from the Cha Kwo Ling Tin Hau temple, the vibration impact monitoring stated in Section 8.3.1 of the EM&A Manual (AEIAR-173/2013) is not applicable to Contract No. ED/2018/04.

Landscape and Visual Monitoring and Audit

3.12          The implementation of landscape and visual mitigation measures was checked during the environmental site inspections. Recommended follow-up actions have been discharged by the Contractor. Details of the audit findings and implementation status are presented in Appendix F.

Landfill Gas Monitoring

3.13          Monitoring of landfill gases was commenced in March 2016 and were carried out by the Contractors of Agreement No. CE 59/2015 (EP) in the reporting quarter. No Limit Level exceedance was recorded. The graphical presentations of the landfill gas monitoring results are shown in Appendix E.


 

Waste Management

3.14          Site audits were carried out on a weekly basis to monitor and ensures that proper storage, transportation and disposal practices of wastes generated from this Project include inert construction and demolition (C&D) materials, non-inert C&D materials. Details of waste management data is presented in Appendix H.

 

Fisheries

3.15          According to Section 7.1.3 of EM&A Manual (AEIAR-173/2013), no specific fisheries monitoring programme is required during the construction phase.

Influencing Factors on the Monitoring Results

3.16          During the reporting period, the major dust and noise source identified at the designated monitoring stations are as follows:

 

Table 3.2 Major Dust Sources during the Monitoring in the Reporting Period

Station

Major Dust Source

AM1 Tin Hau Temple

Road Traffic at Cha Kwo Ling Road

AM2 Sai Tso Wan Recreation Ground

N/A

AM3 Yau Lai Estate Bik Lai House

Road Traffic near Eastern Cross Harbour Tunnel Toll Plaza

AM4 - Sitting-out Area at Cha Kwo Ling Village

Road Traffic at Cha Kwo Ling Road

AM4(A) - Cha Kwo Ling Public Cargo Working Area Administrative Office

Road Traffic at Cha Kwo Ling Road

 

 

Table 3.3 Major Noise Sources during the Monitoring in the Reporting Period

Monitoring Stations

Locations

Major Noise Source

CM1

Nga Lai House, Yau Lai Estate Phase 1, Yau Tong

Road Traffic near Eastern Cross Harbour Tunnel Toll Plaza

CM2

Bik Lai House, Yau Lai Estate Phase 1, Yau Tong

Road Traffic near Eastern Cross Harbour Tunnel Toll Plaza

CM3

Block S, Yau Lai Estate Phase 5, Yau Tong

Road Traffic near Eastern Cross Harbour Tunnel Toll Plaza

CM4

Tin Hau Temple, Cha Kwo Ling

Road Traffic at Cha Kwo Ling Road

CM5

CCC Kei Faat Primary School, Yau Tong

Road Traffic near Eastern Cross Harbour Tunnel Toll Plaza

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


4.                  NON-COMPLIANCE (EXCEEDANCES) OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY PERFORMANCE LIMITS (ACTION AND LIMIT LEVELS)

Summary of Exceedances

4.1              Environmental monitoring works were performed in the reporting period and all monitoring results were checked and reviewed. A summary of exceedances is attached in Appendix I.

 

Air Quality

4.2              No Action/Limit Level exceedance was recorded in the reporting quarter.

 

Construction Noise

4.3              No Action Level exceedances was recorded due to the documented complaints received in the reporting quarter. No Limit Level exceedance was recorded for day time construction noise in the reporting quarter.

 

 

Landfill Gas

4.4              No Limit Level exceedance was recorded in the reporting quarter.

 

Review of the Reasons for and the Implications of Non-compliance

 

4.10          During site audits in the reporting quarter, no non-compliance was recorded. Recommendations made in each individual site audit session were attached in the Appendix F.

 

Landscape and Visual

4.11          No non-compliance of the landscape and visual impact was recorded in the reporting quarter.

 

Summary of Environmental Complaints and Prosecutions

4.12          No environmental complaints on this Project were received in the reporting quarter.

 

4.13          No environmental warning, prosecution and notification of summons were received in the reporting quarter.

 


 

5.                  COMMENTS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Review of Monitoring Methodology and the Practicality and Effectiveness of EM&A Programme

5.1              The EM&A methodology has been effective in monitoring the environmental impacts of the Project and the effectiveness of the mitigation measures. The data collected were useful in determining whether the Project had caused unacceptable impacts on the sensitive receivers. Analysis of all EM&A data collected throughout the baseline and the impact periods demonstrated the environmental acceptability of the Project

Effectiveness of Mitigation Measures

 

5.2              The mitigation measures recommended in the EIA report are considered effective in minimizing environmental impacts.

 

5.3              The Contractor has implemented the recommended mitigation measures except those mitigation measures not applicable at this stage.

 

5.4              Environmental monitoring works were performed in the reporting quarter and all monitoring results were checked and reviewed.

 

5.5              The summary record of non-compliance (exceedances) of Action/Limit Level for environmental monitoring in the reporting quarter has been presented in Table I above and in Appendix I.

 

5.6              No environmental complaint was received in the reporting quarter. The details were attached in the Appendix J.

 

5.7              No warning, notification of summon and environmental prosecution was received in the reporting quarter. The details were attached in the Appendix J.


 

Recommendations

5.8              Joint weekly site audits by the representatives of the Engineer, Contractor and the ET were conducted in the reporting quarter. The following recommendations was made to the Contractor for the coming reporting month:

 

Air Quality Impact

 

          Mitigation measures for minimize dust nuisance should be always implemented on site, and review as well as inspection of the efficiency of such measurements should also be carried out regularly.

 

Construction Noise

 

          Contractor should always implement the construction noise mitigation measures to minimize the noise nuisance generated from construction activities

 

Water Quality Impact

 

          Drainage system should be adequately designed to prevent flooding during rain storm

 

Landscape and Visual

 

          Existing trees should be protected properly (i.e. via fencing).