Job No.: TCS00874/16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CEDD Contract No. CV/2012/05

Development of a Bathing Beach at Lung Mei, Tai Po

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monthly Environmental Monitoring and Audit Report (June 2021)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prepared For

 

 

 

 

Welcome Construction CO., Ltd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Reference No.

Prepared By

Certified By

12 July 2021

TCS00874/16/600/R770v1

 

Nicola Hon

(Environmental Consultant)

T.W. Tam

(Environmental Team Leader)

 

 

Version

Date

Remarks

1

12 July 2021

First Submission

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

executive summary

ES.01     Civil Engineering and Development Department (hereafter referred as “CEDD”) is the Project Proponent and the Permit Holder of Agreement No. CE 59/2005 (EP) Development of a Bathing Beach at Lung Mei, Tai Po (hereinafter referred as “the Project”), which is a Designated Project to be implemented under Environmental Permit number EP-388/2010 (hereinafter referred as “the EP-388/2010” or “the EP”).

 

ES.02     Action-United Environmental Services & Consulting (hereinafter referred as “AUES”) has been commissioned as the Environmental Team for the Project (hereinafter referred as “the ET”) to perform relevant Environmental Monitoring and Audit (EM&A) programme, including baseline and impact environmental monitoring in accordance with the EM&A Manual approved under the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance (EIAO).

 

ES.03     According to the Approved EM&A Manual [November 2007] (hereinafter referred as ‘the EM&A Manual’), air quality, construction noise and water quality monitoring should be required to be monitored for baseline and during the construction phase of the Project.  In January 2018, an updated EM&A Manual (AUES Ref.: TCS00874/16/300/L0085 dated 11 January 2018) was prepared to update of noise and air sensitive receivers and recent site condition for the EM&A programme and it was submitted and approved by EPD in January 2018.

 

ES.04     In view of substantial completion of construction work and in consideration of the scale and nature of remaining works, the potential environmental impacts associated with the remaining works for Project was considered negligible.   Proposal for suspension of air quality and noise monitoring was submitted to EPD on 28th April 2021 and the Proposal was approved by EPD on 17th May 2021.  As advised by CEDD, operational phase of the Project was commenced on 23rd June 2021.

 

ES.05     This is the 43rd monthly EM&A report presenting the monitoring results and inspection findings for the reporting period from 1st to 30th June 2021 (hereinafter ‘the Reporting Period’).

 

Environmental Monitoring and Audit Activities

ES.06     Upon approval by EPD on 17th May 2021, the air quality and noise monitoring under the Project was suspended on 17 May 2021.  Environmental monitoring activities under the EM&A programme in the Reporting Period are summarized in the following table.   

Issues

Environmental Monitoring Parameters / Inspection

Date

Inspection / Audit

ET Regular Environmental Site Inspection

18th and 30th June 2021

Independent Environmental Checker (IEC) Monthly Environmental Site Audit

18thJune 2021

 

Site Inspection

ES.07     In the Reporting Period, site inspection by ET was performed on 18th and 30th June 2021.  No non-compliance was noted.

 

Environmental Complaint

ES.08     No environmental complaint was recorded or received in this Reporting Period.  The statistics of environmental complaint are summarized in the following table.

Reporting Period

Environmental Complaint Statistics

Frequency

Cumulative

Complaint Nature

1 – 30 June 2021

0

2

Dust (2)

 

Notification of Summons and Successful Prosecutions

ES.09     No environmental summons or successful prosecutions were recorded in this Reporting Period.  The statistics of environmental complaint are summarized in the following tables.

 

Reporting Period

Environmental Summons Statistics

Frequency

Cumulative

Complaint Nature

1 – 30 June 2021

0

0

N/A

 

 

Reporting Period

Environmental Prosecution Statistics

Frequency

Cumulative

Complaint Nature

1 – 30 June 2021

0

0

N/A

 

Reporting Change

ES.10     Upon approval by EPD on 17th May 2021, the air quality and noise monitoring under the Project was suspended on 17 May 2021.  In this Reporting Period, the construction phase EM&A programme covered site inspection only.

 

Future Key Issues

ES.11     In view of substantial completion of construction work and in consideration of the scale and nature of remaining works, the potential environmental impacts associated with the remaining works for Project was considered negligible.   Proposal for suspension of air quality and noise monitoring was submitted to EPD on 28th April 2021 and the Proposal was approved by EPD on 17th May 2021.  

 

ES.12     As advised by the Contractor, the remaining works under the Project was all completed and operational phase of the Project was commenced on 23rd June 2021.  The potential environmental impacts associated with Project are considered negligible.  However, the Contractor was reminded that the environmental mitigation measures shall be properly implemented and maintained where applicable, as per the Mitigation Implementation Schedule, in the remaining construction period and operational phase.  

 

 


Table of Contents

1.    Introduction   1

1.1            Project Background   1

1.2            Report Structure  2

2.    Project Organization and Construction Progress  3

2.1            Project Organization and Management Structure  3

2.2            Construction Progress  4

2.3            Summary of Environmental Submissions  4

3.    Summary of Impact Monitoring Requirements  6

3.1            General  6

4.    Air Quality Monitoring   7

4.1            General  7

5.    Construction Noise Monitoring   8

5.1            General  8

6.    Water Quality Monitoring   9

6.1            General  9

7.    Waste Management   10

7.1            General  10

7.2            Records of Waste Quantities  10

8.    Ecology   11

8.1            Ecology Monitoring (marine-based) 11

9.    Site Inspection   14

9.1            Requirements  14

9.2            Findings / Deficiencies During the Reporting Month   14

10.  Environmental Complaint and Non-Compliance   15

10.1          Environmental Complaint, Summons and Prosecution   15

11.  Implementation Status of Mitigation Measures  16

11.1          General  16

11.2          Impact Forecast  16

12.  Conclusions and Recommentations  17

12.1          Conclusions  17

12.2          Recommendations  17

 


List of TABLES

Table 2-1        Status of Environmental Licenses and Permits

Table 2-2        Submission Status as under the EP Stipulation

Table 7-1        Summary of Quantities of Inert C&D Materials

Table 7-2        Summary of Quantities of C&D Wastes

Table 8-1        Summary of Submission for Seahorse Monitoring

Table 8-2        Summary of Submission for Marine Ecological Monitoring

Table 9-1        Site Observations

Table 10-1      Statistical Summary of Environmental Complaints

Table 10-2      Statistical Summary of Environmental Summons

Table 10-3      Statistical Summary of Environmental Prosecution

Table 11-1      Environmental Mitigation Measures in the Reporting Month

 

List of Appendices

Appendix A    Layout Plan of the Project

Appendix B    Organization structure and contact details

Appendix C    Waste Flow Table

Appendix D    Implementation Schedule of Environmental Mitigation Measures

 

 

 

 


1.                           Introduction

1.1                   Project Background

1.1.1                 Civil Engineering and Development Department (hereafter referred as “CEDD”) is the Project Proponent and the Permit Holder of Agreement No. CE 59/2005 (EP) Development of a Bathing Beach at Lung Mei, Tai Po (hereinafter referred as “the Project”), which is a Designated Project to be implemented under Environmental Permit number EP-388/2010 (hereinafter referred as “the EP-388/2010” or “the EP”). 

 

1.1.2                 The major construction activities of the Project comprise construction of 200-metre long bathing beach with a groyne at each end, a shark prevention net; a public car park; retaining walls; and the associated roadworks, drainage and sewerage works.  Layout plan of the Project is shown in Appendix A.  Designated works of the Project under the EP shall include:

(i)            Construction of a 200m long beach with a groyne at each end of the beach which includes dredging and sandfilling works;

(ii)          Construction of one culvert at the eastern side of the beach and another small section of culvert and open drainage channel with gabion embankments at the western end, both to collect and divert surface runoff from upstream locations; and

(iii)        Construction of a beach building with associated beach building facilities, kiosk and a carpark and associated road improvement works adjoining the facility.

 

1.1.3                 CEDD is Site Resident Engineers (hereinafter referred as “SRE”) responsible for the Project management; Welcome Construction CO., Ltd is a Main Contractor (hereinafter referred as “Contractor”) responsible for construction of the Project; and Action-United Environmental Services & Consulting (hereinafter referred as “AUES”) has been commissioned as an Independent Environmental Team (hereinafter referred as “the ET”) to implement the relevant EM&A programme in accordance with the approved EM&A Manual, as well as the associated duties.  Moreover, Environmental Resources Management is Independent Environmental Checker (hereinafter referred as “IEC”) of the Project.

 

1.1.4                 As part of the Environmental Monitoring and Audit (EM&A) programme, baseline monitoring to determine the ambient environmental conditions including air quality, noise and water quality were undertaken between 7 June 2017 and 21 October 2017.  After completed baseline monitoring, Baseline Monitoring Report for Air Quality and Noise (AUES Ref.: TCS00874/16/600/R0022v3) and Baseline Monitoring Report for Water Quality (AUES Ref.: TCS00874/16/600/R0036v2) were verified by IEC and submitted to EPD for endorsement.  These Baseline Monitoring Reports have summarized the key findings of baseline condition and determined a set of Action and Limit Levels (A/L Levels) based on the baseline data.  The A/L Levels will serve as the yardsticks for assessing the acceptability of the environmental impact during construction phase of the Project Works impact monitoring.

 

1.1.5                 The construction phase of the Project commenced on 1st December 2017. Accordingly, the impact monitoring of the EM&A programme commenced on the same date.

 

1.1.6                 As advised by the Contractor and confirmed by CEDD, all marine dredging was completed in late October 2019 and all sand laying underwater has been substantially completed in late August 2020.  It is confirmed that no further filling operation in the site after sub-tidal profile survey check conducted on 31 August 2020 and CEDD have no adverse comment on it.  The standing type silt curtain installed as per Figure 3 of the Environmental Permit No. EP-388/2010 was removed and the shark prevention net was installed on 17 September 2020.  In view of completion of all the marine activities including dredging and sand laying underwater, the impact marine water quality monitoring for the Project was terminated on 31 August 2020 according to the updated EM&A Manual Section 5.1.5.  The notification of termination of impact marine water quality monitoring was issued to CEDD, IEC and EPD without adverse comment received.

 

1.1.7                 In view of substantial completion of construction work and in consideration of the scale and nature of remaining works, the potential environmental impacts associated with the remaining works for Project was considered negligible.   Proposal for suspension of air quality and noise monitoring was submitted to EPD on 28th April 2021 and the Proposal was approved by EPD on 17th May 2021.  As advised by CEDD, operational phase of the Project was commenced on 23rd June 2021.

 

1.1.8                 This is the 43rd monthly EM&A report presenting the monitoring results and inspection findings for the reporting period from 1st to 30th June 2021.

 

1.2                   Report Structure

1.2.1                 The Monthly EM&A Report is structured into the following sections:-

Section 1         Introduction

Section 2         Project Organization and Construction progress

Section 3         Summary of Impact Monitoring Requirements

Section 4         Air Quality Monitoring

Section 5         Construction Noise Monitoring

Section 6         Water Quality Monitoring

Section 7         Waste Management

Section 8         Ecology

Section 9         Site Inspection

Section 10       Environmental Complaint and non-compliance

Section 11       Implementation Status of Mitigation Measures

Section 12       Conclusion and Recommendation

 

 

 


2.                           Project Organization and Construction Progress

2.1                       Project Organization and Management Structure

2.1.1                 Organization structure and contact details of relevant parties with respect to on-site environmental management are shown in Appendix B.  The responsibilities of respective parties are:

 

Engineer or Engineers Representative (ER)

2.1.2                 The ER is responsible for overseeing the construction works and for ensuring that the works are undertaken by the Contractor in accordance with the specification and contract requirements. The duties and responsibilities of the ER with respect to EM&A are:

·           monitor the Contractor’s compliance with contract specifications, including the effective implementation and operation of environmental mitigation measures and other aspects of the EM&A programme;

·           instruct the Contractor to follow the agreed protocols or those in the Contract Specifications in the event of exceedances or complaints;

·           comply with the agreed Event and Action Plans in the event of any exceedance;

·           liaise with the IEC and assist as necessary in the implementation of the EM&A program; and

·           participate in joint site inspection undertaken by the ET and IEC.

 

The Contractor

2.1.3                 The duties and responsibilities of the Contractor are:

·           work within the scope of the construction contract and other tender conditions;

·           provide assistance to the ET in carrying out monitoring;

·           Submit proposals on mitigation measures in case of exceedances of Action and Limit levels in accordance with the Event and Action Plans;

·           implement measures to reduce impact where Action and Limit levels are exceeded;

·           implement the corrective actions instructed by ER/ET/IEC;

·           participate in the site inspections undertaken by the ET and the IEC, as required, and undertake any corrective actions instructed by ER/ET/IEC; and

·           adhere to the procedures for carrying out complaint investigation.

 

Environmental Team (ET)

2.1.4                 The ET will be led and managed by the ET Leader.  The ET leader will have relevant education, training, knowledge, experience and professional qualifications and the appointment will be subject to the approval of the Director of Environmental Protection and ER.  Suitably qualified staff will be included in the ET, and the ET should not be in any way an associated body of the Contractor or the Independent Environmental Checker (IEC) for the Project.

 

2.1.5                 The duties and responsibilities of the ET are:

·           monitor various environmental parameters as required in this EM&A Manual;

·           assess the EM&A data and review the success of the EM&A programme determining the adequacy of the mitigation measures implemented and the validity of the EIA predictions as well as identify any adverse environmental impacts before they arise;

·           carry out regular site inspection to investigate and audit the Contractor’s site practice, equipment and work methodologies with respect to pollution control and environmental mitigation, and effect proactive action to pre-empt issues;

·           review the Contractor’s working programme and methodology, and comment as necessary;

·           review and prepare reports on the environmental monitoring data, site environmental conditions and audits;

·           report on the environmental monitoring and audit results and conditions to the IEC, Contractor, EPD and ER;

·           recommend suitable mitigation measures to the Contractor in the case of exceedance of Action and Limit levels in accordance with the Event and Action Plans;

·           adhere to the procedures for carrying out complaint investigation; and,

·           the ET Leader will keep a contemporaneous log-book and record each and every instance or circumstance or change of circumstances which may affect the environmental impact assessment and every non-conformance with the recommendations of the EIA Reports or the EPs.

 

Independent Environmental Checker (IEC)

2.1.6                 The duties and responsibilities of the IEC are:

·           review and monitor the implementation of the EM&A programme and the overall level of environmental performance being achieved;

·           arrange and conduct monthly independent site inspections/audits of the works;

·           validate and confirm the accuracy of monitoring results, monitoring equipment, monitoring stations, monitoring procedures and locations of sensitive receivers;

·           carry out random sample check and audit on monitoring data and sampling procedures, etc;

·           audit the EIA recommendations and requirements against the status of implementation of environmental protection measures on site;

·           on needed basis, audit the Contractor’s construction methodology and agree the appropriate, reduced impact alternative in consultation with ER, the ET and the Contractor;

·           provide specialist advice to ER and the Contractor on environmental matters;

·           check complaint cases and the effectiveness of corrective measures;

·           check that the necessary mitigation measures recommended in the EIA, EP and Contract documents, or as subsequently required, are effectively implemented;

·           review EM&A report submitted by the ET leader and feedback audit results to ET by signing off relevant EM&A proformas;

·           report the findings of site inspections/ audits and other environmental performance reviews to ER, ET, EPD and the Contractor;

 

2.2                       Construction Progress

2.2.1                 The major construction activities under the Project were completed.

 

2.3                       Summary of Environmental Submissions

2.3.1                 Summary of currently relevant permits, licenses, and/or notifications on environmental protection for this Project in this Reporting Period is presented in Table 2-1.

Table 2-1    Status of Environmental Licenses and Permits

Item

Description

License/Permit Status

Permit no./Account no./ Ref. no.

From

To

1

Air pollution Control (Construction Dust) Regulation

Ref. Number: 418137

N/A

N/A

2

Chemical Waste Producer Registration

Waste Producers Number (WPN): 5213-728-W3437-01

21 August 2017

End of Project

3

Water Pollution Control Ordinance

License No.: WT00028905-2017

24 October 2017

31 October 2022

4

Waste Disposal (Charges for Disposal of Construction Waste) Regulation

Billing Account for Disposal of Construction Waste: Account No. 7017686

3 July 2013

End of Project

 

2.3.2                 The submission status as under the EP requirement is presented in Table 2-2.

 

Table 2-2    Submission Status as under the EP Stipulation

Item

EP condition

Description

Status

1

2.3

Management Organization of the Main Construction Companies

The updated version was submitted in May 2018

2

2.4

Report for Capture and Relocation of Common Rat Snake

Approved by EPD on 15 Sep 2017 (EPD ref.: (15) in EP2/N5/C/46 Pt.6 dated 15 Sep 2017)

3

2.5

Landscape Plan

Approved by EPD on 6 July 2021 (EPD ref.: () in EP2/N5/C/46 Pt.10 dated 6 July 2021)

4

3.12

Mangrove Seedling Planting Proposal

Approved by EPD on 22 April 2021 (EPD ref.: () in EP2/N5/C/46 Pt.9 dated 22 April 2021)

5

3.13

Detailed Landscape As-built Drawing(s)

Re-submitted to EPD on 22 June 2021

6

4.3

Baseline Monitoring Report for Air Quality and Noise (AUES Ref.: TCS00874/16/600/R0022v3)

Approved by EPD on 8 Jan 2018 (EPD ref.: (36) in EP2/N5/C/46 Pt.6 dated 8 Jan 2018)

7

Baseline Monitoring Report for Water Quality(AUES Ref.: TCS00874/16/600/R0036v2)

Approved by EPD on 10 Jan 2018 (EPD ref.: (37) in EP2/N5/C/46 Pt.6 dated 10 Jan 2018)

 


3.                           Summary of Impact Monitoring Requirements

3.1                   General

3.1.1                 The EM&A requirements are set out in the EM&A manual and environmental issues such as air quality, construction noise and water quality were identified as the key issues during the construction phase of the Project. 

 

3.1.2                 In view of completion of all the marine activities, the impact marine water quality monitoring for the Project was terminated on 31 August 2020 according to the updated EM&A Manual Section 5.1.5. 

 

3.1.3                 Moreover, in view of substantial completion of construction work and in consideration of the scale and nature of remaining works, the potential environmental impacts associated with the remaining works for Project was considered negligible.   Proposal for suspension of air quality and noise monitoring was submitted to EPD on 28th April 2021 and the Proposal was approved by EPD on 17th May 2021.

 

 

 


4.                           Air Quality Monitoring

4.1                   General

4.1.1                 In view of substantial completion of work and in consideration of the scale and nature of remaining works, a proposal for suspension of air quality and noise monitoring was submitted to EPD on 28th April 2021 and the Proposal was approved by EPD on 17th May 2021.

 

4.1.2                 Upon the proposal for suspension of air quality and noise monitoring approved by EPD on 17th May 2021, impact air quality monitoring was not carried out in the Reporting Period.

 

 

 

 


5.                           Construction Noise Monitoring

5.1                   General

5.1.1                 In view of substantial completion of work and in consideration of the scale and nature of remaining works, a proposal for suspension of air quality and noise monitoring was submitted to EPD on 28 April 2021 and the Proposal was approved by EPD on 17 May 2021.

 

5.1.2                 Upon the proposal for suspension of air quality and noise monitoring approved by EPD on 17th May 2021, impact noise monitoring was not carried out in the Reporting Period.

 

5.1.3                 In the Reporting Period, no complaint on construction noise was received and registered, indicating no exceedance of Action Level.  No non-compliance of construction noise was therefore found during the Reporting Period.


6.                           Water Quality Monitoring

6.1                   General

6.1.1                 In view of completion of all the marine activities, the impact marine water quality monitoring for the Project was terminated on 31 August 2020 according to the updated EM&A Manual Section 5.1.5.  The notification of termination of impact marine water quality monitoring was issued to CEDD, IEC and EPD without adverse comment received. 

 

6.1.2                 Pursuant to updated EM&A Manual Section 5.1.6, post-project marine water quality monitoring was conducted in September 2020 and October 2020 for 4 weeks to fulfill the EM&A requirement and the results were presented in the monthly EM&A report (October 2020).

 


7.                           Waste Management

7.1                   General

7.1.1                 Waste management was carried out by an on-site Environmental Officer or an Environmental Supervisor from time to time. 

 

7.2                   Records of Waste Quantities

7.2.1                 All types of waste arising from the construction work are classified into the following:

Ÿ   Construction & Demolition (C&D) Material;

Ÿ   Chemical Waste;

Ÿ   General Refuse; and

Ÿ   Excavated Soil.

 

7.2.2                 The quantities of waste for disposal in this Reporting Period are summarized in Tables 7-1 and 7-2 and the Monthly Summary Waste Flow Table is shown in Appendix C. Whenever possible, materials were reused on-site as far as practicable.

Table 7-1         Summary of Quantities of Inert C&D Materials

Types of Waste

Quantity

Disposal Location

Total C&D Materials (Inert) (‘000m3)

0

NA

Reused in this Contract (Inert) (‘000m3)

0

NA

Reused in other Projects (Inert) (‘000m3)

0

NA

Disposal as Public Fill (Inert) (‘000m3)

0

NA

Table 7-2         Summary of Quantities of C&D Wastes

Types of Waste

Quantity

Disposal Location

Recycled Metal (‘000kg)

0

NA

Recycled Paper / Cardboard Packing (‘000kg)

0

NA

Recycled Plastic (‘000kg)

0

NA

Chemical Wastes (‘000kg)

0

NA

General Refuse (‘000m3)

0

NA

 

 


8.                           Ecology

8.1                   Ecology Monitoring (marine-based)

Seahorse Translocation Surveys

8.1.1                 The seahorse captured and translocation was conducted in the period of 17 to 20 January 2018.  Since the two tagged seahorses were not recorded at the Ting Kok East reception site during the first 7 days Post-translocation Seahorse Survey on 21 to 27 January 2018, Option 2 of monitoring programme was therefore adopted to perform the Post-translocation Seahorse Survey in accordance with the approved method statement (Seahorses Translocation Plan (Version 1, 11 January 2018) refers).  The Post-translocation Seahorse Survey should be performed in the first year for a period of one year after the completion of seahorse translocation.  The proposed survey time would be at least 28 man-hours (including 14 man-hours during daytime and 14 man-hours during nighttime for each survey). The survey frequency is listed below:

Ÿ   Daily for first week

Ÿ   three times per week for the second to fourth week

Ÿ   once a week for the second to fourth month

Ÿ   once a month for the fifth to twelve month

 

8.1.2                 The one year Post-translocation Seahorse Survey at Ting Kok East was completed in January 2019.  Post-construction will be undertaken at the installed shark net during the maintenance period of the Project.   A summary of submission regarding seahorse monitoring is shown in below Table 8-1.

Table 8-1         Summary of Submission for Seahorse Monitoring

EM&A Ref.

Submission

First Submission

Date

Latest Version Submission Date

Approval Status

S7.2.3.3

Seahorse Translocation Plan

19 Sep 2017

30 Nov 2017

Approved by EPD

S7.2.3.8

Pre-translocation Survey Report for Seahorse

1 Dec 2018

11 June 2020

Approved by EPD

S7.2.3.4

Seahorse Translocation Report

29 Jan 2018

11 June 2020

Approved by EPD

S7.2.3.9

Post-translocation monitoring report (all reports)

 

1st Week

29 Jan 2018

To be updated by the Contractor

The report was submitted to EPD on 23 June 2021

 

2nd Week

4 Feb 2018

3rd Week

27 Mar 2018

4th Week

27 Mar 2018

Second Month

27 Mar 2018

Third Month

27 Mar 2018

Fourth Month

25 May 2018

Fifth Month

28 August 2018

Sixth Month

28 August 2018

Seven Month

28 August 2018

Eighth Month

4 Oct 2018

14 July 2020

Ninth Month

19 Oct 2018

12 April 2021

Approved by EPD on 27 Apr 21

Tenth Month

18 Nov 2018

12 April 2021

Eleventh Month

21 Dec 2018

12 April 2021

Twelfth Month

15 Feb 2019

12 April 2021

S7.2.3.10

1st Post-construction monitoring report

30 Jun 2021

--

Pending approval

2nd Post-construction monitoring report

To be submitted

To be submitted

Pending approval

3rd Post-construction monitoring report

To be submitted

To be submitted

Pending approval

4th Post-construction monitoring report

To be submitted

To be submitted

Pending approval

 

Marine Ecological Monitoring

8.1.3                 In accordance to Section 7.2 of the updated EM & A manual, it is required to conducting marine ecological monitoring after marine fauna relocation at a six-monthly interval at (i) vicinity site near bathing beach at Lung Mei and (ii) The Reception Site of Ting Kok East until expiry of the Contract Maintenance Period.

 

8.1.4                 The objectives of the marine ecological monitoring are to collect data for determining whether there is any impact on the marine ecological resources (i) in the vicinity of the Site due to the development of the bathing beach at Lung Mei, and (ii) at the Reception Site of Ting Kok East due to translocation of the target marine fauna.

 

Marine Fauna Translocation

8.1.5                 Target marine fauna, including fishes, starfish, sea urchins and sea cucumbers, shall be translocated from the intertidal area of the Site at Lung Mei to the intertidal area at the Reception Site of Ting Kok East before commencement of sand filling works or any other works that may cause disturbances to the existing marine ecology. The translocation works shall cover capturing, handling, holding, transporting and releasing of the captured target marine fauna.

 

8.1.6                 Baseline quantitative quadrat surveys were conducted at the vicinity site of Lung Mei beach and Ting Kok East in June 2017.  Moreover, fauna translocation was completed in January 2018. After the translocation, marine ecological monitoring was conducted at a six-monthly interval at vicinity site near bathing beach at Lung Mei and the reception Site of Ting Kok East until expiry of the Contract Maintenance Period.

 

8.1.7                 A summary of submission regarding marine ecological monitoring is shown in below Table 8-2.

Table 8-2         Summary of Submission for Marine Ecological Monitoring

EM&A Ref.

Submission

First Submission

Date

Latest Version Submission Date

S7.2.2.3

Fauna Translocation – Stage 1

9 Oct 2017

18 Dec 2017

S7.2.2.3

Fauna Translocation – Stage 2

19 Dec 2017

28 Dec 2017

S7.2.2.3

Fauna Translocation – Stage 3 and 4

5 Jan 2018

5 Jan 2018

S7.2.2.4

Fauna Translocation Report

29 May 2018

15 Jan 2019

S7.2.1.4 & S7.2.2.6

Report for Baseline Marine Ecological Survey on inter-tidal habitat (Lung Mei)

20 Jul 2017

15 Jan 2019

S7.2.1.4 & S7.2.2.6

Report for Baseline Marine Ecological Survey on inter-tidal habitat (Ting Kok)

26 Jun 2017

5 Oct 2019

S7.2.1.4 & S7.2.2.6

Marine Fauna Post-translocation Monitoring Report for Lung Mei (1st Report)

11 Jul 2018

29 June 2021 (Pending approval)

S7.2.1.4 & S7.2.2.6

Marine Fauna Post-translocation Monitoring Report for Ting Kok (1st Report)

11 Jul 2018

S7.2.1.4 & S7.2.2.6

Marine Fauna Post-translocation Monitoring Report for Lung Mei (2nd Report)

29 Jan 2019

S7.2.1.4 & S7.2.2.6

Marine Fauna Post-translocation Monitoring Report for Ting Kok (2nd Report)

11 Jan 2019

S7.2.1.4 & S7.2.2.6

Marine Fauna Post-translocation Monitoring Report for Lung Mei (3rd Report)

29 July 2019

S7.2.1.4 & S7.2.2.6

Marine Fauna Post-translocation Monitoring Report for Ting Kok (3rd Report)

29 July 2019

S7.2.1.4 & S7.2.2.6

Marine Fauna Post-translocation Monitoring Report for Lung Mei (4th Report)

29 June 2021

S7.2.1.4 & S7.2.2.6

Marine Fauna Post-translocation Monitoring Report for Ting Kok (4th Report)

S7.2.1.4 & S7.2.2.6

Marine Fauna Post-translocation Monitoring Report for Lung Mei (5th Report)

S7.2.1.4 & S7.2.2.6

Marine Fauna Post-translocation Monitoring Report for Ting Kok (5th Report)

S7.2.1.4 & S7.2.2.6

Marine Fauna Post-translocation Monitoring Report for Lung Mei (6th Report)

The report will be submitted for approval

S7.2.1.4 & S7.2.2.6

Marine Fauna Post-translocation Monitoring Report for Ting Kok (6th Report)

S7.2.1.4 & S7.2.2.6

Marine Fauna Post-translocation Monitoring Report for Lung Mei (7th Report)

Tentative schedule on 21 July 2021

S7.2.1.4 & S7.2.2.6

Marine Fauna Post-translocation Monitoring Report for Ting Kok (7th Report)


9.                           Site Inspection

9.1                   Requirements

9.1.1                 According to the approved EM&A Manual, the environmental site inspection shall be formulation by ET Leader. The site inspection and audits should be conducted twice per month by ET.

 

9.2                   Findings / Deficiencies During the Reporting Month

9.2.1                 In the Reporting Period, site inspection and audit to evaluate site environmental performance was carried out by the ET on 18th and 30th June 2021. No non-compliance was noted within this reporting period.

 

9.2.2                 The findings / deficiencies that observed during the weekly site inspection are listed in Table 9-1.

Table 9-1         Site Observations

Date

Findings / Deficiencies

Follow-Up Status

18th June 2021

          No adverse environmental issue was observed.  

          NA

30th June 2021

          No adverse environmental issue was observed. 

          NA

 

 


10.                        Environmental Complaint and Non-Compliance

10.1               Environmental Complaint, Summons and Prosecution

10.1.1             In the Reporting Period, no environmental complaint, summons and prosecution was received.

 

10.1.2             In the Reporting Period, no summons and prosecution under the EM&A Programme was lodged for the project.  The statistical summary table of environmental complaint is presented in Tables 10-1, 10-2 and 10-3.

 

Table 10-1         Statistical Summary of Environmental Complaints

Reporting Period

Environmental Complaint Statistics

Frequency

Cumulative

Complaint Nature

1 – 30 June 2021

0

2

Dust (2)

Table 10-2         Statistical Summary of Environmental Summons

Reporting Period

Environmental Summons Statistics

Frequency

Cumulative

Summons Nature

1 – 30 June 2021

0

0

NA

Table 10-3         Statistical Summary of Environmental Prosecution

Reporting Period

Environmental Prosecution Statistics

Frequency

Cumulative

Prosecution Nature

1 – 30 June 2021

0

0

NA

 

 


11.                       Implementation Status of Mitigation Measures

11.1               General

11.1.1             The environmental mitigation measures that recommended in the Implementation Schedule for Environmental Mitigation Measures (ISEMM) in the approved EM&A Manual covered the issues of dust, noise, water, ecology and waste etc. and they are summarized presented in Appendix D.

 

11.1.2             The Contractor had been implementing the required environmental mitigation measures according to the Environmental Monitoring and Audit Manual subject to the site condition.  Environmental mitigation measures generally implemented by the Contractor in this Reporting Month are summarized in Table 11-1.

Table 11-1         Environmental Mitigation Measures in the Reporting Month

Issues

Environmental Mitigation Measures

Construction Noise

·       Regularly to maintain all plants and only the good condition plants were used on-site;

·       If possible, all mobile plants onsite operation has located far from NSRs;

·       When machines and plants were not in using, it was switched off;

·       Wherever possible, plant was prevented oriented directly the nearby NSRs

Air Quality

·       The construction plants switched off when it not in use

Water Quality

·       Debris and refuse generated on-site collected daily;

·       Oils and fuels were stored in designated areas with locks;

·       The chemical waste storage as sealed area provided with locks

Waste and Chemical Management

·       Waste arising kept to a minimum and be handled, transported and disposed of in a suitable manner;

·       Disposal of C&D wastes to any designated public filling facility and/or landfill followed a trip ticket system; and

·       Chemical waste handled in accordance with the Code of Practice on the Packaging, Handling and Storage of Chemical Wastes.

General

·       The site is generally kept tidy and clean.

 

11.2               Impact Forecast

11.2.1             In view of substantial completion of construction work and in consideration of the scale and nature of remaining works, the potential environmental impacts associated with the remaining works for Project was considered negligible.   Proposal for suspension of air quality and noise monitoring was submitted to EPD on 28th April 2021 and the Proposal was approved by EPD on 17th May 2021. 

 

11.2.2             As advised by the Contractor, the remaining works under the Project was all completed and operational phase of the Project was commenced on 23rd June 2021.  The potential environmental impacts associated with Project are considered negligible.  However, the Contractor was reminded that the environmental mitigation measures shall be properly implemented and maintained where applicable, as per the Mitigation Implementation Schedule in Appendix D, in the remaining construction period and operational phase.  


12.                       Conclusions and Recommentations

12.1               Conclusions

12.1.1             This is the 42nd monthly EM&A report presenting the monitoring results and inspection findings for the reporting period from 1st to 30th June 2021.

 

12.1.2             In view of substantial completion of construction work and in consideration of the scale and nature of remaining works, the potential environmental impacts associated with the remaining works for Project was considered negligible.   Proposal for suspension of air quality and noise monitoring was submitted to EPD on 28th April 2021 and the Proposal was approved by EPD on 17th May 2021.

 

12.1.3             In this Reporting Period, no construction noise monitoring results that triggered the Limit Level was recorded.  No NOE or the associated corrective actions were therefore issued.  Moreover, no noise complaint (which is an Action Level exceedance) was received for the Project. 

 

12.1.4             In this Reporting Period, no air quality monitoring exceedance was recorded. No NOE or the associated corrective actions were therefore issued. 

 

12.1.5             In the Reporting Period, joint site inspection and audit to evaluate site environmental performance was carried out by the CEDD, ET and the Contractor on 12th and 31st May 2021. No non-compliance was noted within this reporting period. .

 

12.1.6             No environmental complaints, notification of summons or successful prosecution were received in this Reporting Period.

 

12.2               Recommendations

12.2.1             In view of substantial completion of construction work and in consideration of the scale and nature of remaining works, the potential environmental impacts associated with the remaining works for Project was considered negligible.   Proposal for suspension of air quality and noise monitoring was submitted to EPD on 28th April 2021 and the Proposal was approved by EPD on 17th May 2021. 

 

12.2.2             As advised by the Contractor, the remaining works under the Project was all completed and operational phase of the Project was commenced on 23rd June 2021.  The potential environmental impacts associated with Project are considered negligible.  However, the Contractor was reminded that the environmental mitigation measures shall be properly implemented and maintained where applicable, as per the Mitigation Implementation Schedule, in the remaining construction period and operational phase.