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        &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;   Executive summary      =             &nb= sp;            =             &nb= sp;            =     I

1 = ;            &n= bsp;        Introduction        &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;            1

1.1        &= nbsp;          <= span lang=3DEN-GB style=3D'text-transform:uppercase'>Purpose of the Report        &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;      1

2        &= nbsp;           &nbs= p; Environmental Status &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;            2

2.1        &= nbsp;          <= span lang=3DEN-GB style=3D'text-transform:uppercase'>Project Area            =             &nb= sp;            =             &nb= sp;            =            = 2

2.2    =             &nb= sp;  Environmental Sensitive Rec= eivers        &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;     2

2.3    =             &nb= sp;  Major Construction Activiti= es        &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;             = 2

2.4    =             &nb= sp;  Monitoring Schedule of The Reporting Month 2

2.5    =             &nb= sp;  Status of Environmental App= roval Documents      2

2.6    =             &nb= sp;  Community Liaison Group Mee= ting        &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;     3

2.7    =             &nb= sp;  Summary of non-compliance w= ith the environmental quality performance limits&nb= sp;            =             &nb= sp;            =             &nb= sp;       4

3        &= nbsp;           &nbs= p; Environmental Issues and Actions            &= nbsp;           &nbs= p; 5

3.1    =             &nb= sp;  Previous Environmental Defi= ciencies and Follow-up Actions   5

3.2    =             &nb= sp;  Implementation Status on Environmental Protection Requirements =     7

3.3    =             &nb= sp;  Environmental Monitoring        &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;      7

4 = ;            &n= bsp;        Future Key Issues  &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;            9

4.1        &= nbsp;          <= span lang=3DEN-GB style=3D'text-transform:uppercase'>Key Issues for the Next One= Month        &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;      9

4.2    =             &nb= sp;  Impact Prediction for the N= ext One Month       <= /span>9

4.3    =             &nb= sp;  Works and Monitoring Schedu= le for the Next One Month PAGEREF _Toc174244403 \h 9

 

LIST OF TABLES

Table 2.1    Summary of Works Undertaken During the Reporting Period

Table 2.2    Summary of Environmental Licensing, Notification = and Permit Status

<= span lang=3DEN-GB>LIST OF ANNEXES

Annex A    Water Quality Monitoring Stations, Water Quality and Ecological Sensitive Receivers

Annex B     Project Lo= cation

Annex C    Implementation Programme of Mitigation Measures<= /span>

Annex D    Cumulative Compl= aints Statistics

 


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The construction works for the Perm= anent Aviation Fuel Facility resumed on 9th July 2007.  This tenth monthly Environmental Monitoring and Audit (EM&A) report presents the EM&A works carried = out during the period from 1st to 31st August 2007 in accordance with the EM&A Manual.

Breaches of all Action and Limit Levels

No breaches of action or limit leve= ls occurred during the reporting month as no monitoring was undertaken. 

Complaint Log

No environmental complaint was rece= ived during the reporting period.

Notifications of any Summons and Successful Prosecutions

No envi= ronmental summon or prosecutions was received in this reporting period.

Reporting Changes

There w= ere no reporting changes in the reporting period.=  

Future Key Issues

 

·         Arrangements for baseline= water quality monitoring for the commencement of dredging works;

·         Noise from operating mach= inery and equipment;

·         Capability of temporary drainage system to properly collect, treat and dispose of site runoff;

·         Dust release and suppress= ion.


1         &n= bsp;            = ;            &n= bsp;         Introduction

Leighton Contractors (Asia) Limited (LCAL) has appointed ERM= -Hong Kong, Limited (ERM) as the Environmental Team (ET) to implement the Environmental Monitoring and Audit (EM&A) programme for the Permanent Aviation Fuel Facility (the Project) during construction works. 

The construction works for PAFF was commenced in November 2005 based upon the previous EIA (EIAO Register Number AEIAR-062-2002) conducted and the Environmental Permit EP-139/2002 granted = on the 28th August 2002.  Due to minor changes to the detailed layout of the site and the site boundary, application for Variation to the Environmental Permit (VEP) (VEP-133/2004) was submitted to the Director of Environmental Protection (D= EP) for approval.  The variation t= o the EP (EP-139/2002/A) was granted by EPD in February 2004.

However, the decision by EPD to gra= nt the above Environmental Permit was subject to a Judicial Review.  The Judicial Review sided in the f= avour of the DEP, as did the subsequent Judgement from the Court of Appeal from t= he High Court for Judicial Review in March 2005.  However, the DEP’s decision = to grant the EP was quashed by the Judgement of the Court of Final Appeal of J= uly 2006.

The construction works were stopped following the Judgement of the Court of Final Appeal of July 2006.  As such, in order to continue with= the construction of the project, the project went through the statutory procedu= res under the EIAO again with a new design in order to obtain an environmental permit.  The revised EIA was submitted in 2007 and the environmental permit (EP-262/2007) was granted in= May 2007.

The construction works and EM&A requirements were resumed on 9th July 2007 following the latest requirements of the EP-262/2007 and EM&A Manual.  Details regarding the EM&A requirements and changes should refer to the updated EM&A Manual.  For the marine works, all piling activities were completed before the previous suspension of construction wo= rks in 2006.

1.= 1      =             &nb= sp;            =        Purpose of the Report

This is the 10th EM&= A Report which summarizes the monitoring results and audit findings for the EM&A programme during the reporting period from 1st August to 31st Augu= st 2007.

2      =             &nb= sp;            =              Environmental Status

2.= 1      =             &nb= sp;            =        Project Area

The project area is in Area 38 of T= uen Mun and the pipelines are located in Urmston Road between Tuen Mun Area 38 and Sha Chau.  The site is illustrated in Annex B= .

2.= 2      =             &nb= sp;            =        Environmental Sensitive Receivers

No air and noise sensitive receiver= s were identified close to the project area.  However, water sensitive receivers and ecological sensitive receivers were identified in the EIA study, and are shown in Annex A= .

2.= 3      =             &nb= sp;            =        Major Construction Activities

A summary of the major works undert= aken in this reporting period is shown in Table 2= .1. 

Table 2.1         Summary of Works Undertaken During the Reporting Period

Area

Works undertaken

Tuen Mun Area 38

Tank Farm and Bund Wall Construction<= /p>

Permanent Drainage Construction

Operational & Fire Services Buildings Construction<= o:p>

Minor Jetty Works (Non-piling)

Site Investigation

2.= 4      =             &nb= sp;            =        Monitoring Schedule of The Reporting Month

No monitoring was conducted during the reporting period.  Water monitoring is expected to co= mmence towards October 2007.

= 2.5&= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;            Status of Environmental App= roval Documents

A summary of the relevant permits, licences, and/or notifications on environmental protection for this Project since July 2007 is presented in Table 2= .2. 


Table 2.2   &nb= sp;     Summary of Environmental Licensing, Notification and Permit Status

Permit/ Licenses/ Notification

Reference

Validity Period=

Remarks

Environm= ental Permit

EP-262/2= 007

Througho= ut Project

Issued o= n 31 May 2007 (EP-139/2002 originally granted on 28 August 2002 and EP-139/2002/A granted on 24 February 2004 were superseded)

&nb= sp;

Chemical= Waste Producer Registration

&nb= sp;

WPN 5111= -421-L2174-25

Througho= ut Project

Issued o= n 10 November 2005

Notifica= tion of Construction Works under Air Pollution Control (Construction Dust) Regula= tion

&nb= sp;

H2104/U1= D/5542/DG/DH/PL

&nb= sp;

Througho= ut Project

Notifica= tion on 6 July 2007

Construc= tion Noise Permit

GW-RW037= 2-07

25 July = 2007 to

24 Janua= ry 2008

&nb= sp;

For air compressors, breakers, excavators, wheeled loaders, mobile cranes, concre= te lorry mixers, hand-held pokers, bar benders/cutters, wood saws, grinders, submarine water pump, lorries with crane, dump trucks, rollers, ventilati= on fans and generators

&nb= sp;

&nb= sp;

GW-RW042= 7-07

28 Augus= t 2007 to 27 February 2008

For conc= rete pump derrick barges, hand-held grinders, generators, air compressors, bor= ing machines, water pumps, tug boat, grout mixers and grout pumps

Wastewat= er Discharge License

EP760/42= 1/011399/l

15 March 2006 to 31 March 2011<= /o:p>

Issued o= n 15 March 2006

2.= 6      =             &nb= sp;            =        Community Liaison Group Meeting

According to the EP requirements, a Community Liaison Group (CLG) shall be established within three months after commencement of construction of the Project.  The major duty of CLG is to advise= on and monitor the proper design, construction and operation of the Project.  The CLG comprises representatives = from Airport Authority, members of Tuen Mun community and academics.  The first CLG meeting cum site vis= it was held on 27 July 2007.  =

= The details of PAFF CLG (including Membership and its Terms of Reference) and t= he meeting minutes can be found on the Project website (www.paffhk.com).

 

2.7&= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;            Summary of non-compliance w= ith the environmental quality performance limits

Summary of Environm= ental Non-compliance

No environmental non-compliance was= found during the reporting period.

Summary of Environm= ental Complaints

No environment= al complaint was received during the reporting period.  A statistical summary of environme= ntal complaints since project commencement is presented in Annex D.

Summary of Environm= ental Summons

No summons was received in this rep= orting period.  A statistical summary= of legal proceeding since project commencement is presented in Annex D.

3      =             &nb= sp;            =              Environmental Issues and Actions

3.1&= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;            Previous Environmental Defi= ciencies and Follow-up Actions

As no environmental complaint was rece= ived over the last reporting period, no follow-up action was required.

Weekly site inspections were carried o= ut by the ET on 2nd, 8th, 15th, 22nd = and 29th August 2007.  = The inspection on 2nd August 2007 was also carried out by the Independent Environmental Checker (IEC).&n= bsp; Overall, the site was in good orderly manner and no non-compliance w= as found.  Environmental deficien= cies and follow-up actions/mitigation measures were identified during the inspections, as follows:

Air Quality

·            During the site audit o= n 29th August 2007, the construction material at the stockpile area was observed t= o be loaded without spraying with water.  The Contractor is recommended to implement good site practice to spr= ay the loading materials prior and / or during loading to minimise dust generation.  Corr= ective action was taken by the Contractor in the reporting period.

·            Excessive exhaust fumes were emitted from the drilling rig near the site entrance during the site audit on 29th August 2007.  The Contractor w= as recommended to replace the machine ASAP.&n= bsp; Corrective action was taken by the Contractor in the reporting perio= d.

·            Water tankers were used regularly to wet the road surface to minimize dust emission.

·            Earth mounds and large stockpiles were hydro-seeded or covered to avoid dust emission.<= /span>

·            Site entrance was paved= and wheel-washing facility was provided to avoid dust deposit on the public roa= d.

·            Main access road within= the site (between site office and exit) was paved to avoid dust emission.  Other sections of the major access= road in the construction area were paved with stones.

Noise

·            No noisy activities were conducted during the audit.

·            All air compressors on = site were operated with a valid noise label.

 

Water Quality

·            Sediment plume was obse= rved at the outfall of the temporary drainage system during the site audit on 22= nd August 2007 after a rainstorm.  The Contractor was recommended to upgrade the design for the temporary drainage system in order to ensure the quality of discharged water complies with the standards stipulated under the Water Discharge Licence. Corr= ective action was taken by the Contractor in the reporting period.

·            Ponding of rainwater was observed at areas arou= nd tank 1 and tank 3 during the site audit on 15th August 2007 and outside the site office on 22nd August 2007.  The Contractor was recommended to provide sufficient pumps to remove the water via the temporary drainage sys= tem particularly after rainstorm.  Corrective action was taken by the Contractor in the reporting perio= d.

·            Site toilets were provi= ded on site.  A soil soakaway syst= em with holding tanks was installed to treat the sewage from the toilets.  No effluent discharge out of the s= ite was made.

·            The site canteen is no longer in operation and hence no waste water is generated.

Waste Management

·= ;      =       Construction waste was observed to be disposed = of in the general waste skip outside the site office during the audit on 29th August 2007. The Contractor was recommended to dispose of the construction = in a proper manner. Corrective action was taken by the Contractor in the reporti= ng period.

·= ;      =       Disposal of stockpiled construction waste to pu= blic fill bank resumed.  Trip ticke= ts were properly kept by the Contractor.

·= ;      =       Chemical waste was properly labeled and stored = in the two dedicated chemical waste stores on site.

Landscape and Visual

·= ;      =       The transplanted trees at the new site were in = good and healthy conditions; and,

·= ;      =       The berm was dominated by vegetation.

Overall, the site was in a good ord= erly manner.  Suitable mitigation measures, such as the use of water truck regularly and tarpaulin covers sho= uld be used to ensure dust emission is avoided on site. 

The ET will keep track on the EM&am= p;A programme to ensure compliance of environmental requirements and the proper implementation of all necessary mitigation measures.

3.2&= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;            Implementation Status on Environmental Protection Requirements

The implementation status of enviro= nmental mitigation measures and requirements as stated in the EIA Report, Environme= ntal Permits and EM&A Manual during the reporting period is summarized in Annex C= .

3.3&= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;            Environmental Monitoring

3.3.1            &n= bsp;            = ;       Air and Noise

Air and Noise monitoring was not re= quired for the project.  

3.3.2            &n= bsp;            = ;       Water Quality

Water quality monitoring at the mon= itoring stations was not required as no dredging activity was taken place.

According to the Wastewater Dischar= ge License (Industrial Trade Effluent) issued by the EPD on 15th Ma= rch 2006, the Contractor is required to conduct grab sampling/analysis on SS at= the discharge point(s) quarterly.  The Contractor was aware of the sampling and will comply with the requirement.<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'> 

3.3.3        &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;          Waste Management

The Contractor’s revised Waste Management Plan (Revision 4) (WMP) was submitted to the ET for review on 18= th July 2007.  The review was com= pleted on 31st August 2007.  The WMP is expected to be submitted to EPD within the next reporting month.

3.3.4        &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;          Cultural Heritage<= /a>

As no dredging activity was conduct= ed along the pipe trench during the reporting period, marine archaeological monitori= ng was not required.

3.3.5        &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;          Landscape and Visual

According to the EIA report and EM&= amp;A Manual, mitigation measures and site inspection are required during the landscaping/planting works.  T= he berm/landscaping bund was dominated by vegetation which was grown during the project suspension period.  The transplanted trees were in good and healthy conditions.

The weekly site inspections include= d audits on landscape and visual issues to ensure that the site was in orderly acceptable manner.

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