EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Introduction

1.      This is the 8th Quarterly Environmental Monitoring and Audit (EM&A) Report prepared by Cinotech Consultants Limited for the “Agreement No. CE 59/2015 (EP) Environmental Team for Tseung Kwan O – Lam Tin Tunnel – Design and Construction” (hereinafter called “the Project”).  This summary report presents the EM&A works performed in the period from August to October 2018.

 

2.      During the reporting quarter, the following works contracts were undertaken within the site:

·       Contract No. NE/2015/01 – Tseung Kwan O – Lam Tin Tunnel – Main Tunnel and Associated Works; and

·       Contract No. NE/2015/02 – Tseung Kwan O – Lam Tin Tunnel – Road P2 and Associated Works.

·       Contract No. NE/2015/03 – Tseung Kwan O – Lam Tin Tunnel – Northern Footbridge.

·       Contract No. NE/2017/01 – Tseung Kwan O – Lam Tin Tunnel – Tseung Kwan O Interchange and Associated Works.

·       Contract No. NE/2017/02 – Tseung Kwan O – Lam Tin Tunnel – Road P2/D4 and Associated Works.

Environmental Monitoring Works

3.      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.

 

4.      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

August 2018

Air Quality

0

0

0

0

N/A

Noise

6

12

6

0

Refer to Appendix L

Groundwater Quality

1

5

0

0

Refer to Appendix K

Marine Water Quality

0

0

0

0

N/A

Groundwater Level Monitoring (Piezometer Monitoring)

0

N/A(1)

0

N/A(1)

N/A

Ecological

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Cultural Heritage

0

0

0

0

N/A

Landfill Gas

0

0

0

0

N/A

September 2018

Air Quality

0

0

0

0

N/A

Noise

9

10

9

0

Refer to Appendix L

Groundwater Quality

0

7

0

0

Refer to Appendix K

Marine Water Quality

0

0

0

0

N/A

Groundwater Level Monitoring (Piezometer Monitoring)

0

N/A(1)

0

N/A(1)

N/A

Ecological

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Cultural Heritage

0

0

0

0

N/A

Landfill Gas

0

0

0

0

N/A

October 2018

Air Quality

0

0

0

0

N/A

Noise

13

11

13

0

Refer to Appendix L

Groundwater Quality

0

1

0

0

Refer to Appendix K

Marine Water Quality

0

0

0

0

N/A

Groundwater Level Monitoring (Piezometer Monitoring)

0

N/A(1)

0

N/A(1)

N/A

Ecological

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Cultural Heritage

0

0

0

0

N/A

Landfill Gas

0

0

0

0

N/A

Note: (1) No Limit Level for Groundwater Level Monitoring (Piezometer Monitoring).

Key Information in the Reporting Quarter

5.      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

Remark

Number

Nature

Complaint received / Complaint referred by EPD (August 2018)

12

Construction dust/ Noise nuisance/ Water Quality

Investigation completed

Closed

Details refer to App L

Complaint received / Complaint referred by EPD (September 2018)

11

Noise nuisance/ Dark Smoke/ Oil leakage

Investigation completed

Closed

Complaint received / Complaint referred by EPD (October 2018)

13

Noise nuisance

Investigation completed

Closed

Reporting Changes

0

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N/A

N/A

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Notifications of any summons & prosecutions received (August 2018)

0

---

N/A

N/A

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Notifications of any summons & prosecutions received (September 2018)

0

---

N/A

N/A

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Notifications of any summons & prosecutions received (October 2018)

0

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N/A

N/A

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6.      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.