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Contents

&n= bsp;            = ;           Executive summary&n= bsp;            = ;            &n= bsp;            = ;            &n= bsp;          

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

1.1    =             &nb= sp;  Purpose of the Report            = ;            &n= bsp;            = ;            &n= bsp;   

1.2    =             &nb= sp;  Key Contact Information            =             &nb= sp;            =             

2    =             &nb= sp;     Environmental Status= &n= bsp;            = ;            &n= bsp;            = ;            &n= bsp;   

2.1    =             &nb= sp;  Project Area = ;            &n= bsp;            = ;            &n= bsp;            = ;            &n= bsp;         

2.2    =             &nb= sp;  Environmental Sensitive Receivers        &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;       

2.3    =             &nb= sp;  Major Construction Activities            =             &nb= sp;            =

2.4    =             &nb= sp;  Monitoring Schedule of The Reporting Period    

2.5    =             &nb= sp;  Status of Environmental Approval Documents

2.6    =             &nb= sp;  Community Liaison Group Meeting        &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;          

2.7    =             &nb= sp;  Summary of non-compliance with the environmental quality performance limits   = ;            &n= bsp;            = ;            &n= bsp;            = ;            &n= bsp;            = ;            &n= bsp;

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

3.1    =             &nb= sp;  Previous Environmental Deficiencies and Follow-up Actions      =  

3.2    =             &nb= sp;  Description of Actions Taken in Event of Non-Compliance and Deficiency Reporting&nbs= p;            &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;     

3.3    =             &nb= sp;  Implementation Status on Environmental Protection Requirements

4    =             &nb= sp;     Environmental Monitoring&n= bsp;            = ;            &n= bsp;            = ;       

5    =             &nb= sp;     Future Key Issues and Conclusion<= span style=3D'mso-bookmark:Level2'>&n= bsp;            = ;            &n= bsp;   

5.1    =             &nb= sp;  Key Issues for the Next Reporting Period        &= nbsp;     

5.2    =             &nb= sp;  Impact Prediction for the Next Reporting Period   

5.3    =             &nb= sp;  Works and Monitoring Schedule for the Next Report= ing Period      &= nbsp;  

5.4    =             &nb= sp;  Conclusion &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp; 

 

LIST OF TABLE= S

=  

Table 1.1        Contact Information

= 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   = ;     Environmental Deficiencies (Observations) from Site Inspections during Reporting Period

= Table 4= .6   = ;     Dolphin Sighting Records during the Reporting Period

 

LIST OF ANNEXES

Annex A      Project Loc= ation

Annex B      Water Quali= ty Monitoring Stations, Water Quality and Ecological Sensitive Receivers<= /p>

Annex C     Monitoring Schedu= le for the Reporting Period and Next Month

Annex D     Cumulative Compla= ints Statistics

Annex E      Implementat= ion Programme of Mitigation Measures

Annex F      QA/QC Resul= ts of Laboratory Testing for Suspended Solids

Annex G     Impact Water Quality Monitoring Results

 


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The construction works for the Permanent Aviati= on Fuel Facility resumed on 9th July 2007.  This fourth quarterly Environmental Monitoring and Audit (EM&A) report presents the EM&A works carried out during the period from 1st October to 31st December 2007 in accordance with the EM&A Manual.

Breaches of all Action and Limit Levels

Daily exceedance of Action Levels of Turbidity = and occasional exceedance of Action Limit Levels of Suspended Solids were found= on 21st, 24th, 25th, 27th, 29= th and 30th December 2007.  Following review of data in accordance with the procedures specified= in the EM&A Manual, these exceedances were considered due to natural fluctuation from the Pearl River dischar= ge rather than the Project Works. 

Complaint Log

No envi= ronmental complaint was received during the reporting period.

Notifications of any= Summons and Successful Prosecutions

No environmental summon or prosecutions was received in this reporti= ng period.

Reporting Changes

There were no reporting changes in the reporting period. 

Future Key Issues

 =

·       Dust release and suppression;

·            = ;    Dredging activities; and

·            = ;    Water quality monitoring and dolphin monitoring during the dredging activities.

 = ;


1&nb= sp;            =             &nb= sp;            =       Introduction

Leighton Contractors (Asia) Limited (LCAL) has ap= pointed 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 commenced in No= vember 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 cha= nges 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 (DEP) for approval.  The variation to the EP (EP-139/20= 02/A) was granted by EPD in February 2004.

However= , the decision by EPD to grant the above Environmental Permit was subject to a Judicial Review.  The Judicial Review sided in the favour of the DEP, as did the subsequent Judgement from= the Court of Appeal from the 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 con= struction works were stopped following the Judgement of the Court of Final Appeal of = July 2006.  As such, in order to co= ntinue with the construction of the project, the project went through the statutory procedures under the EIAO again with a new design in order to obtain an environmental permit.  The rev= ised EIA was submitted in 2007 and the environmental permit (EP-262/2007) was granted in May 2007. EP-262/2007 has been amended to EP262/2007/A and issued by the EPD on 30 November 2007

The construction works and EM&A requirements 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 works in 2006.

1.1   &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;         Purpose o= f the Report

This is the fourth 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 December 2007.=


1.2      =             &nb= sp;            =        Key Conta= ct Information

Key con= tact information of the Project is presented in Table 1.1.

Table 1.1        Contact Information<= /o:p>

Name

Position<= /p>

Telephone=

Facsimile=

E-mail

= Airport Authority Hong Kong – Environmen= tal Permit Holder

Mr = Amin Ebrahim

Ass= istant General Manager Aviation Logistics

218= 3 3108

282= 4 2786

ebr= aa@hkairport.com

= Contractor – Leighton (Asia) Construction L= imited

Bri= an Gillon

Pro= ject Director

282= 3 1111

252= 9 8784

bri= an.gillon@leightonasia.com

= Franchisee’s Site Representative – ECO Aviation Fuel Development Limited

Phi= lip Siu

Fra= nchisee’s Site Representative

296= 3 2820

256= 3 6311

phi= lip.siu@towngas.com

= Environmental Team – ERM-Hong Kong Limited

Cra= ig Reid

Env= ironmental Team Leader

227= 1 3000

272= 3 5660

cra= ig.reid@erm.com

= Independent Environmental Checker – Hyder Consulting Limited<= /b>

Dr Guiyi Li

Ind= ependent Environmental Checker

291= 1 2233

280= 5 5028

gui= yi.li@hyder.com.hk

 

2&nb= sp;            =             &nb= sp;            =       Environmental Status

2.1   &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;         Project A= rea

The pro= ject area is in Area 38 of Tuen Mun and the pipelines are located in Urmston Road between Tuen Mun Area = 38 and Sha Chau.  The site is illustr= ated in Annex A.

2.2   &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;         Environme= ntal Sensitive Receivers

No air = and noise sensitive receivers were identified close to the project area.  However, water sensitive receivers= and ecological sensitive receivers were identified in the EIA study, and are sh= own in Annex B.

2.3   &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;         Major Construction Activities

A summa= ry of the major works undertaken in this reporting period is shown in Table 2= .1. 

Table <= /span><= span lang=3DEN-GB style=3D'font-family:Arial;mso-no-proof:yes'>2<= span lang=3DEN-GB style=3D'font-family:Arial'>.<= /span><= span lang=3DEN-GB style=3D'font-family:Arial;mso-no-proof:yes'>1<= span lang=3DEN-GB style=3D'font-family:Arial'>&n= bsp;       Summary of Works Undertaken During the Reporting Period

Ar= ea

Wo= rks undertaken

Tuen Mun Area 38

Tank Farm and Bund Wall Construction<= o:p>

Permanent Drainage Construction<= /o:p>

Operational & Fire Services Build= ings Construction

Minor Jetty Works (Non-piling)

Site Investigation<= /p>

 

Submarine Pipeline Route<= /p>

Dredging Operations

2.4   &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;         Monitorin= g Schedule of The Reporting Period

Daily water quality monitoring during dredging activities was commenced on 17 December 2007.  The monitoring schedule for Decemb= er 2007 and January 2008 is presented in Annex C.

2.5   &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;         Status of Environmental Approval Documents

A summa= ry 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 =        Summary of Environmental Licensing, Notification and Permit Status

Pe= rmit/ Licenses/ Notification

Reference=

Validity Period

Remarks

Environmental Permit

EP-262/2007/A

Throughout Project

Issued on 30 November 2007 (EP-262/2007<= /i> issued on 31 May 2007, EP-139/200= 2 originally granted on 28 August 2002 and EP-= 139/2002/A granted on 24 February 2004 were superseded)

 

 

 =

 

 

Chemical Waste Producer Registration

 

WPN 5111-421-L2174-25

Throughout Project

Issued on 10 November 2005

Notification of Construction Works under Air Pollution Control (Construction Dust) Regulation

 

H2104/U1D/5542/DG/DH/PL=

 =

Throughout Project

Notification on 6 July 2007

Construction Noise Permit

GW-RW0676-07

21 December 2007 to 19 June 2008

 

For land-based works including air compressors, breakers, excavators, wheeled loaders, mobile cranes, concrete lorry mixers, hand-held pokers, bar benders/cutters, wood saws, grinders, submarine water pump, lorries with crane, dump trucks, rollers, ventilation fans and generators

 

GW-RW0677-07

21 December 2007 to 29 February 2008

For marine dredging operation including grab dredger, tug boat, split hopper barge and motor sampan

 

GW-RW0678-07

21 December 2007 to 18 June 2008

 

For marine jetty works including concrete pump derrick barges, hand-held grinders, generators, air compressors, boring machines, water pumps, tug boat, grout mixers and grout pumps

Marine Dumping Permit

EP/MD/08-064

13 December 2007 to 29 February 2008

 

For Type 1 marine disposal

 

EP/MD/08-065

13 December 2007 to 12 January 2008

For Type 1d & Type 2 marine disposal

 

EP/MD/08-071

13 January 2008 to 12 February 2008

 

For Type 1d & Type 2 marine disposal

Wastewater Discharge License

EP760/421/011399/l

15 March 2006 to 31 March 2011

Issued on 15 March 2006

2.6   &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;         Community= Liaison Group Meeting

According to the EP requirements, a Community L= iaison 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, constructi= on and operation of the Project.  The CLG comprises representatives from Airport Authority, members of Tuen Mun community and academics.  Duri= ng the reporting period, the CLG held a meeting cum site visit on 5 October and 7 December 2007. 

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

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

Summary of Environmental Non-compl= iance

Water quality monitoring during dredging activi= ties recorded daily exceedance of Action Levels of Depth-averaged Turbidity.  There was exceedance of the Action Levels of Depth-averaged Suspended Solids (SS) on the 21, 24, 25, 27, 29 an= d 30 December, and exceedance of the SS Limit Levels on the 27, 29 and 30 December.  A description of the actions taken following these non-compliances is discussed in Section 3.2.

Summary of Environmental Complaint= s

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

Summary of Environmental Summons

No summ= ons was received in this reporting period.  A statistical summary of legal proceeding since project commencement= is presented in Annex D.

&n= bsp;

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

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

As no environmental complaint was received over the last reporting period, no fol= low-up action was required.

Weekly site inspections were carried out by the ET on 5th, 11th, 18th and 26th October 2007, 1st, 8th<= /sup>, 15th, 22nd and 30th November, 5th, 13th, 17th and 28th December 2007.  Overall, the site was in good orde= rly manner and no non-compliance was found.&nb= sp; Environmental deficiencies and follow-up actions/mitigation measures were identified during the inspections and summarised in Table 3.1.

Table= 3.1&n= bsp;       Environmental Deficiencies (Observations) from Site Inspections during Reporting Period

Reporting Month

Observation

Follow-up Action

Octob= er 2007

Excav= ated materials near Tank 3 were not properly covered with tarpaulin sheets to avoid dust generation.

=  

The s= and pile was covered accordingly.

=  

Pondi= ng of rainwater was observed along the hoarding near the site entrance.

Rainw= ater was pumped offsite via the temporary drainage system.

=  

Gener= al refuse was observed to be scattering around the smoking area near Tank 6.

=  

Gener= al refuse was cleared.

=  

Dispo= sal of stockpiled construction waste to public fill bank was not undertaken.

=  

Dispo= sal of stockpiled construction was undertaken

Novem= ber 2007

Gener= al refuse was observed to be full outside the site office and operation building.<= /o:p>

=  

Gener= al refuse was cleared.

=  

Dispo= sal of stockpiled construction waste to public fill bank was not undertaken.

=  

Dispo= sal of stockpiled construction was undertaken.

=  

Const= ruction material at the stockpile area was observed to be loaded without spraying with water.

=  

The e= xcavated materials at the stockpiling area were regularly sprayed with water to av= oid dust generation.

=  

Decem= ber 2007

The stockpiles of excavated materials near the site entrance were not covered properly with tarpaulin sheets. <= o:p>

 

The s= and pile was covered accordingly.

=  

Pondi= ng of rainwater was observed at areas around si= te entrance.

Rainw= ater was pumped offsite via the temporary drainage system.

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

3.2          = ;            &n= bsp;            = ;   Descripti= on of Actions Taken in Event of Non-Compliance and Deficiency Reporting

Water q= uality monitoring during dredging activities recorded daily exceedance of Action Levels of Depth-averaged Turbidity.  There was exceedance of the Action Levels of Depth-averaged Suspended Solids (SS) on the 21, 24, 25, 27, 29 and 30 December, and exceedance of th= e SS Limit Levels on the 27, 29 and 30 December.  There was both mid-ebb and mid-flo= od exceedance for SS on the 24, 25 and 30 of December.  Details of exceedance were present= ed in the monitoring results Annex G.  A description of the actions taken followng identification of a non-compliance are discussed in Section 3.

Althoug= h dredging operations were undertaken during the reporting period, the exceed= ances were unlikely to be caused by the Project and were considered to be an isolated = case due to the following reasons:

·         Exceedance of Action Level of depth-averaged Turbidity was found on 17, 21, 22, 31 December (when no dredging was undertaken), whose values were comparable to those of days with dredging operations

·         Depth-averaged DO, bottom DO and depth-averaged SS did not show the same trend of exceedan= ce

As per = the requirements of the EM&A Manual, incidents were notified to the Franchisee’s Site Representative, the Contractor and the Independent Environmental Checker upon identification of an exceedance.

The tem= poral and spatial trend of the results collected during the impact monitoring= have been plotted against those collected during the baseline monitoring and are discussed below.  Results are illustrated in Figure G3 in Annex G.

Ebb Tide

During = impact monitoring on the ebb tide, turbidity and SS levels at all stations, with t= he exception of Impact Station MP, are generally comparable with those levels recorded during the baseline monitoring.&n= bsp; It is noted that there appears to be an increasing trend in both turbidity and SS levels at Station MP between 22 and 30 December (maximum of 40.2 NTU and 37.2 mg/L respectively), however, as this station was located = over 1.5 km upstream from the dredging operation, it is considered unlikely that these levels are attributable to Project works.  It is more likely that the waters upstream of the works site are influenced by other factors, such as natural fluctuations of turbidity and SS observed in the Pearl River Estuary. 

Flood Tide

During = impact monitoring on the flood tide, both turbidity and SS levels at all stations,= are generally comparable with those recorded during the baseline monitoring.  An exception was noted for 27 Dece= mber where maximum levels were higher than those recorded during other monitoring events.  As levels returned to levels comparable with other monitoring events the following day, such fluctuations are not considered to be of a concern.

It is a= lso important to note that the construction works were not carried out continuo= usly over the weeks during the impact monitoring period.  On some occasions, there were no m= arine works undertaken on site during the monitoring period.

Whilst = it is noted that there were no apparent spatial trends in the monitoring data, th= ere does appear to be an overall temporal increase in concentrations of monitor= ing parameters.  As this increase = is noted to be generally consistent over all monitoring stations, it is consid= ered that this change is likely to be reflective of natural conditions.  Nevertheless, such patterns will be examined over the remaining monitoring period to verify whether the trend continues. 

3.2.2      =             &nb= sp;             Follow-up Action following Non-Com= pliance

In acco= rdance with the required procedures specified in the EM&A Manual to be taken following the trigger of an Action Level, discussions between the Environme= ntal Team and the Independent Environmental Checker (IEC) have resulted in a recommendation of an amendment to be made to the Action Level for the monitoring of Turbidity for the Project.&n= bsp;

3.2.3      =             &nb= sp;             Recommendation following Non-Compl= iance

It is n= oted that for Dissolved Oxygen (DO) and Suspended Solids (SS) a set Action and Limit Levels have been established taking into consideration both the baseline da= ta as well as the Environmental Protection Departments (EPD) routine water qua= lity monitoring data collected between 1998 and 2006.  This value thus takes into account historical fluctuations in ambient conditions and thereby could be consider= ed to be more representative of natural change.  Presently, monitoring for Turbidit= y does not take into account natural spatial and temporal patterns, but is rather restricted to Action Levels that are determined by the water quality data collected at upstream control station on the day of monitoring.  It is therefore recommended that t= he Action Level of Turbidity be amended to follow the same principle as that currently applied to DO and SS. 

Steps to potentially amend the Action Level of Turbidity are currently in discussion with the IEC and the EPD and will be presented in the revised Baseline Water Quality Monitoring Repo= rt.  The progress of these recommendati= ons will be document in the next Monthly Monitoring Report.

3.3          = ;            &n= bsp;            = ;   Implement= ation Status on Environmental Protection Requirements

The implementation status of environmental mitigation measures and requirements= as stated in the EIA Report, Environmental Permits and EM&A Manual during = the reporting period is summarized in Annex E.

&n= bsp;

4&nb= sp;            =             &nb= sp;            =       Environmental Monitoring

4.1.1      =             &nb= sp;             Air and Noise

Air and= Noise monitoring was not required for the project. &nb= sp;

4.1.2      =             &nb= sp;             Water Quality

In acco= rdance to the EM&A Manual, during dredging activities, water quality monitoring commenced on 17 December 2007. <= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'> QA/QC reports for Suspended Solids testing are presented in Annex = F.  Monitoring data and graphic= al presentations of the results are included in Annex G. 

Results of the monitoring demonstrated that all measured dissolved oxygen levels of all Impact Stations were compliant with= the Action and Limit (AL) Levels specified in the EM&A Manual.  Concentrations of Suspended Solids= (SS) were generally below AL Levels, however, exceedances were noted for 21= st, 24th, 25th, 27th, 29th and 30th December 2007.  Turbidity leve= ls were, however, above Action Levels on a daily basis during the reporting month.  A review of the above exceedances concluded that these were not attributable to Project works and were likely due to natural variation (see Section 3.2 for further details).

At the time of this report, laboratory analysis of POPs was still in progress.  Results of POPs monitoring will be presented in the next Monthly Monit= oring Report once they become available.

4.1.3            &n= bsp;            = ;       Waste Management

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

4.1.4            &n= bsp;            = ;       Cultural Heritage

Since d= redging activity has not reached the sediment removal of 3km (for SS) and 2km (SS2) level during the reporting period, marine archaeological monitoring was not required.

4.1.5            &n= bsp;            = ;       Landscape and Visual

Accordi= ng to the EIA report and EM&A Manual, mitigation measures and site inspection are required during the landscaping/planting works.  The berm/landscaping bund was domi= nated by vegetation which was grown during the project suspension period.  The transplanted trees were in goo= d and healthy conditions.

The wee= kly site inspections included audits on landscape and visual issues to ensure that t= he site was in orderly acceptable manner.

4.1.6            &n= bsp;            = ;       Land Contamination, Hazard to Life= and Fuel Spill Risk

Accordi= ng to the EIA report and EM&A Manual, mitigation measures and design phase audit = are required to minimise the risk of fuel spill and hazards. The Contractor will submit the updated design audit plan according to the EP requirements.=

Pursuant to Condition 3.5 of the EP, the Contra= ctor submitted two design drawings entitled Fencing and Security Wall Layout Plan (PAFF/LC/02/DWG/C/0176 Revision A) and Fencing and Security Wall Section (PAFF/LC/02/DWG/C/0177 Revision A) to the ET for certification on 30th= July 2007.  The ET reviewed the drawings and offered comment on the design of the security walls and bund walls, taking into account of Condition 3.5a of the EP, to the Contractor o= n 31st August 2007.  Response to comm= ent (RTC) from the Contractor was received by the ET on 19th Septemb= er 2007.  A review of the RTC is = now in progress.

Weekly = site inspection covered the waste management aspects which included measures to prevent land contamination by chemical wastes.

4.1.7      =             &nb= sp;             Ecology

Dolphin Visual Monitoring

In acco= rdance to EM&A Manual, dolphin monitoring has been undertaken during dredging activities since 17 December 2007.

During = the reporting period, two dolphin sightings were recorded outside the exclusion zone on 25 December and 28 December, with only one dolphin sighting recorded within the exclusion zone on 21 December.  Appropriate action was taken in accordance with the EM&A Manual.=   The sighting results were presente= d in Table 4.1.

Table= 4.1&n= bsp;       Dolphin Sighting Records during the Reporting Period

Date

Time

Sighting Distance from Dredger (m)

Group Size

Beaufort

Boat Association

Observer’s Name<= /p>

21/12/2007

14:55

90

3

1

None

Richard Huang

25/12/2007

14:00

600

3

1

None

Richard Huang

28/12/2007

09:28

620

1

1

Shrimp trawler

Anton Tsang

&n= bsp;

4.1.8      =             &nb= sp;             EM&A Manual<= /b>

The EM&A Manual for the Project ha= s been updated by the ET to include the detailed arrangements of setting up a Community Liaison Group, carrying out design audit, and monitoring of Persistent Organic Pollutants during construction of the Project.  The updated EM&A Manual was re= vised accordingly to the comments received from the EPD on 6th December 2007 and was submitted to the EPD on 10th December 2007.  The ET will keep track on comments received from the EPD, if any, and update the EM&A Manual accordingly.

4.1.9      =             &nb= sp;             Baseline Water Quality Monitoring<= o:p>

Baseline water quality monitoring was conducted between 24 October and 30 October 2007 at six designated monitoring stations (three impact stations and three control stations) established for the Proj= ect in accordance with the EM&A Man= ual.  The Final Baseline Monitoring Report was submitted to the EPD on 21 November and comments were received = from the EPD on 6th December. A revised Final Baseline Monitoring Report will be submitted to the EPD within the next reporting period.

 

5&nb= sp;            =             &nb= sp;            =       Future Key Issues and Conclusion

5.1          = ;            &n= bsp;            = ;   Key Issue= s for the Next Reporting Period

Key iss= ues to be considered in the next report period will include:

·         Dust release and suppression;

·         Operation of dredging activities; and

·         Water quality monitoring and dolphin monitoring during the dredging activities.

5.2          = ;            &n= bsp;            = ;   Impact Pr= ediction for the Next Reporting Period

Provide= d that environmental mitigation measures including good on-site practises are prop= erly implemented, it is not expected that unacceptable adverse impact will arise= .

Based o= n the water quality monitoring results recorded to date, it may be expected that further exceedances in Turbidity and possibly Suspended Solids may be recorded.  However, as with th= ose recorded so far, it is not expected that such exceedances would be attribut= able to Project Works.  It is noted= that actions are underway to potentially revised the Action Limit Levels for Turbidity and progress on these revisions will be summarised in the next Monthly Monitoring Report.

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Work pr= ogramme for the next reporting period includes jetty platform works (non-piling), s= ite works (construction works for tank farm, operational and fire services buildings, drainages, bund wall, security wall etc) and dredging operation.  Weekly site inspec= tions will be undertaken.  Water qua= lity, dolphin monitoring and marine archaeological monitoring will be undertaken = in accordance with the EM&A Manual= .   

5.4          = ;            &n= bsp;            = ;   Conclusio= n

The EM&= amp;A works were conducted throughout the construction period and the relevant monitoring was conducted in accordance with the EP’s requirements.  Mitigation measures were used to m= inimise the environmental impacts, where appropriate.  Some environmental deficiencies we= re observed during the site inspections and the Contractor implemented correct= ive action to mitigate the issues.  Overall, the site was in an orderly manner.

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