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

1 = ;            &n= bsp;        Introduction     =             &nb= sp;            =             &nb= sp;            =             &nb= sp;   1

1.1            &n= bsp;      Purpose of the Report        &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;      1

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

2.1            &n= bsp;      Project Area        &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;  2

2.2            &n= bsp;      Environmental Sensitive Receivers        &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;     2

2.3            &n= bsp;      Major Construction Activities        &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;             = 2

2.4            &n= bsp;      <= span style=3D'mso-bookmark:Level2'>Monitoring Schedule of The Reporting Month= 2

2.5            &n= bsp;      = Status of Environmental Approval Documents=       2

2.6            &n= bsp;      = Community Liaison Group Meeting        &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;     3

2.7            &n= bsp;      Summary of Non-Compliance With The Environmental Quality Performance Limits   = ;            &n= bsp;            = ;            &n= bsp;            = ;     4

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

3.1            &n= bsp;      Previous Environmental Deficiencies and Follow-up Actions   5

3.2            &n= bsp;      Implementation Status on Environmental Protection Requirements   = ;  6

3.3            &n= bsp;      Environmental Monitoring        &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;      6

4        &= nbsp;           &nbs= p; Future Key Issues           &nb= sp;            =             &nb= sp;            =             &nb= sp;   9

4.1            &n= bsp;      Key Issues for the Next One Month        &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;      9

4.2            &n= bsp;      Impact Prediction for the Next One Month       9

4.3            &n= bsp;      Works and Monitoring Schedule for the Next One Mo= nth 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

Table 3.1    Results= of Water Discharge Sampling

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

Annex A    Project Location=

Annex B     Water Qual= ity Monitoring Stations, Water Quality and Ecological Sensitive Receivers<= /o:p>

Annex C    Implementation Programme of Mitigation Measures

Annex D    Cumulative Compl= aints Statistics            = ;            &n= bsp;    

 


 = ;

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The construction works for the Perm= anent Aviation Fuel Facility resumed on 9th July 2007.  This twelfth monthly Environmental Monitoring and Audit (EM&A) report presents the EM&A works carried out during the period from 1st October to 31st October 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 were received in this reporting period.

Reporting Changes

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

Future Key Issues

 

·       Baseline water quality monitoring was conducted between 24 October and 30 October 2007 for the commencement of dredging works.  The Baseline Monitoring Report is being prepared and by the ET and will be submitted to the EPD accordingly;

·       Dust release and suppress= ion; and

·       Commencement of dredging activities.


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 com= menced 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 detail= ed 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 (DEP) for approval.  The variation to th= e 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 rega= rding 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 construc= tion works in 2006.

1.1&= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;            Purpose of the Report

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

2      =             &nb= sp;            =              Environmental Status

2.1&= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;            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 <= /span>A.

2.2&= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;            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 <= /span>B.

2.3&= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;            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>

Jetty Works (Non-piling)

2.4&= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;            Monitoring Schedule of The Reporting Month=

No monitoring was conducted during the reporting period.  Water monitoring during pipe-laying activities are expected to commence towards November 2007.

= 2.5      =             &nb= sp;            =        Status of Environmental Approval 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-262/2007

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;

&nb= sp;

 

&nb= sp;

&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/U1D/5542/DG/DH/PL<= /p>

 

Througho= ut Project

Notifica= tion on 6 July 2007

Construc= tion Noise Permit

GW-RW0372-07

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-RW0427-07

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<= /span>

&nb= sp;

 

&nb= sp;

&nb= sp;

Wastewat= er Discharge License

EP760/421/011399/l

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

Issued o= n 15 March 2006

2.6&= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;            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.  During the reporting month, the CLG= held a meeting cum site visit on 5 October 2007.  

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

 

2.7      =             &nb= sp;            =        Summary of Non-Compliance With 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 complaints were received during the reporting period.  A summary of environmental complai= nts since project commencement is presented in Annex D.

Summary of Environm= ental Summons

No summons were received in this re= porting period.  A summary of legal proceeding since project commencement is presented in Annex D.

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

3.1      =             &nb= sp;            =        Previous Environmental Deficiencies 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 5th, 11th, 18th and 26th October 2007.  Overall, the site was i= n good orderly manner and no non-compliance was found.  Environmental deficiencies and fol= low-up actions/mitigation measures were identified during the inspections, as foll= ows:

Air Quality

·= ;      =       During the site inspect= ion on 5th October 2007, the excavated materials near Tank 3 were not properly covered with tarpaulin sheets to avoid dust generation.  Corrective action was taken by= the Contractor in the reporting period.

·= ;      =       During the site inspection on 18th October 2007, debris and mud were found to be left in the wheel washing facilities at the site entrance.  The Contractor was recommended to remove the materials which might reduce the efficiency of the facilities.&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.

·            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 wer= e conducted during the audit.

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

Water Quality

·            During the site inspect= ion on 5th October 2007, ponding of rainwater was observ= ed along the hoarding near the site entrance.=   The Contractor was recommended to provide sufficient pumps to remove= the water via the temporary drainage system particularly after rainstorm.  Corrective action was taken by the Contractor in the reporting period.

·            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

·= ;      =       During the site inspection on 5th Oc= tober 2007, refuse was observed to be scattering around the smoking area near Tan= k 6.  The Contractor was recommende= d to remove the refuse and provide sufficient rubbish bins at the area.  Corrective action was taken by the Contractor in the reporting period.   

·= ;      =       Disposal of stockpiled construction waste to pu= blic fill bank was not undertaken during the reporting period.  The Contractor was recommended to regularly spray the excavated materials at the stockpiling area with water = to avoid fugitive dust generation.

Landscape and Visual

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

·= ;      =       The berm was habilitated by vegetation.

Overall, the site was in a good ord= erly manner.  The ET will keep trac= k on the EM&A programme to ensure compliance of environmental requirements a= nd the proper implementation of all necessary mitigation measures.

3.2      =             &nb= sp;            =        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      =             &nb= sp;            =        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 was not re= quired during this reporting period as no dredging activity had taken place.

 <= /o:p>

According = to the Wastewater Discharge License (Industrial Trade Effluent) issued by the EPD = on 15th March 2006, the Contractor is required to conduct grab samp= ling/analysis on total suspended solids at the designated discharge point(s) quarterly to ensure the quality of treated effluent at the designated discharge point(s) complies with the requirements of discharge license.  <= /span>The last water sample was conducted on 28 September 2007 and the results were reported in the respective EM&A Report.

3.3.3            &n= bsp;            = ;       Waste Management

The Contractor’s revised Waste Management Plan (Revision 4) (WMP) was submitted to EPD on 20th September 2007.

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 habilitated by vegetation which was grown during = the project suspension period.  The transplanted trees were in good and healthy condition.

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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