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

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

1.1        &= nbsp;          <= /span>Purpose of the Rep= ort        &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;       

1.2        &= nbsp;          <= /span>Key Contact Information     &n= bsp;            = ;            &n= bsp;            = ;      

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

2.1        &= nbsp;          <= /span>Project Area        &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;  

2.2        &= nbsp;          <= /span>Environmental Sensitive Receivers    =             &nb= sp;           

2.3        &= nbsp;          <= /span>Major Construction Activities     &nb= sp;            =             &nb= sp;      

2.4        &= nbsp;          <= /span>Monitoring Schedul= e of The Reporting Period    = ;

2.5        &= nbsp;          <= /span>Status of Environmental Approval Documents

2.6        &= nbsp;          <= /span>Community Liaison Group Meeting     =             &nb= sp;            =  

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

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

3.1        &= nbsp;          <= /span>Previous Environme= ntal Deficiencies and Follow-up Actions &nb= sp;     

3.2        &= nbsp;          <= /span>Description of Act= ions Taken in Event of Non-Compliance and Deficiency Reporting        &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;          

3.3        &= nbsp;          <= /span>Implementation Sta= tus on Environmental Protection Requirements

4    =             &nb= sp;     Environmental Monitoring        &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;           

5    =             &nb= sp;     Future Key Issues and Conclusion=         &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;        

5.1        &= nbsp;          <= /span>Key Issues for the Next Reporting Period   &nbs= p;          

5.2        &= nbsp;          <= /span>Impact Prediction = for the Next Reporting Period   =

5.3        &= nbsp;          <= /span>Works and Monitori= ng Schedule for the Next Reporting Period = ;        

5.4        &= nbsp;          <= /span>Conclusion        &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;       

 

LIST OF TABLE= S

=  

Table 1.1        Contact Information

= Table 2= .1   = ;     Summary of Works Undertaken During the Reporting Period

= Table 2= .2   = ;     Cumulative Quantity of Excavated Materials up to 31st March 2008=

= Table 2= .2   = ;     Summary of Environmental Licensing, Notification and Permit Status

= Table 3= .1   = ;     Environmental Deficiencies (Observations) from Site Inspections during Reporting Period

 

LIST OF ANNEXES

Annex A   &nb= sp;  Project Location

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

Annex C     Monitoring Schedu= le for the Reporting Period

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

Annex H      Monitoring Results and QA/QC Reports of Laboratory Testing for PO= Ps

Annex I       Dolph= in Sighting Records

 

 


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The construction works for the Permanent Aviati= on Fuel Facility resumed on 9th July 2007.  This fifth quarterly Environmental Monitoring and Audit (EM&A) report presents the EM&A works carried out during the period from 1st January to 31st March 2008 in accordance with the EM&A Manual.

Breaches of all Action and Limit Levels

Daily <= span class=3DSpellE>exceedance of Action Levels of Turbidity and occasion= al exceedance of Action Limit Levels of Suspended Solids= (SS) were found during the monitoring period from January to February.  Following the introduction of the amended Action Level in accordance with the revised Final Baseline Monitoring Report for water quality, no exceedances of Depth-averaged Turbidity and SS were recorded in March 2008.  One <= span class=3DSpellE>exceedance of Limit Level of Depth-averaged Dissolved= Oxygen was, however, recorded on 19 March 2008.&n= bsp; 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 discharge rather than the Project Works.&n= bsp;

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

 =

·         It should be noted that dredging activities have been suspended from 1st<= /sup> April onwards and are tentatively scheduled to resume in September 2008; an= d,

 =

= ·       Dust release and suppression.

 

 


1&nb= sp;            =             &nb= sp;            =       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 t= he 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 July 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.

It shou= ld be noted that at the time of reporting, a further Variation to the Environment= al Permit has been approved, primarily to allow for dredging works to continue during March 2008.  As such, EP-262/2007/A has been amended to = EP-262/2007/B and issued by the EP= D on 27 February 2008.

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      =             &nb= sp;            =        Purpose of the Rep= ort

This is= the fifth EM&A Report which summa= rizes the monitoring results and audit findings for the EM&A programme during= the reporting period from 1st January to 31st March 2008.


1.2      =             &nb= sp;            =        Key Contact 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 Consultin= g Limited

Dr Guiyi Li

Ind= ependent Environmental Checker

291= 1 2233

280= 5 5028

gui= yi.li@hyder.com.hk

 

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

2.1      =             &nb= sp;            =        Project Area

The pro= ject area is in Area 38 of Tuen Mun<= /span> and the pipelines are located in Urmston Road between Tuen = Mun Area 38 and Sha Chau.=  The site is illustrated in Annex A.

2.2      =             &nb= sp;            =        Environmental 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      =             &nb= sp;            =        Major Construction= Activities

A summary of the major works undertaken in this reporting period is shown in Table 2.1.  Table 2.2 presented the cumulative quantity of excavated materials up to 31st March 2008.  The cumulative dredging volume dur= ing the reporting period was presented in Figure 2.1.<= /p>

Table <= span lang=3DEN-GB style=3D'font-family:Arial'>2.<= span lang=3DEN-GB style=3D'font-family:Arial'>1=   &nb= sp;     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

= Table 2.2&n= bsp;       Cumulative Quantity of Excavated Materials up to 31st March 2008

Type of Excavated Materials

Cumulative Bulk Volume (m= 3)

Con= taminated Mud

105= ,974

Unc= ontaminated Mud

97,= 815

= 2.4          = ;            &n= bsp;            = ;   Monitoring Schedul= e of The Reporting Period

Daily water quality monitoring dur= ing dredging activities was commenced on 17 December 2007.  A marine archaeological Watching Br= ief of two sub-surface anomalies was also implemented from 21st to 28th February 2008 during the dredging of the surrounding seabed located within = the route of the twin pipelines from the PAFF tank farm at Tuen Mun Area 38 to Sha = Chau.  The monitoring schedule from Janua= ry to March 2008 is presented in Annex C.

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

A summary of the relevant permits, licences, an= d/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

= Permit/ Licenses/ Notification

= Reference

Validity Period

Remarks

Environmental Permit

EP-262/2007/B

Throughout Project

Issued on 27 February 2008 (= EP-262/2007/A on 30 November 200= 7, EP-262/2007 issued on 31 May 200= 7, EP-139/2002 originally granted o= n 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 includi= ng 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 Febru= ary 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 inclu= ding concrete pump derrick barges, hand-held grinders, generators, air compressors, boring machines, water pumps, tug boat, grout mixers and gro= ut pumps

 

GW-RW0094-08

1 March to 31 March 2008

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

Marine Dumping Permit

EP/MD/08-064

13 December 2007 to 29 Febru= ary 2008

 

For Type 1 – Open Sea Disposal

 

EP/MD/08-065

13 December 2007 to 12 Janua= ry 2008

For Type 1d & Type 2 mar= ine disposal

 

EP/MD/08-071

13 January 2008 to 12 Februa= ry 2008

 

For Type 1d & Type 2 mar= ine disposal

 

EP/MD/08-090

3 March to 31 March 2008

 

For Type 1d & Type 2 mar= ine disposal

 

EP/MD/08-091

3 March to 31 March 2008

 

For Type 1 – Open Sea Disposal

Wastewater Discharge License=

EP760/421/011399/l

15 March 2006 to = 31 March 2011

Issued on 15 March 2006=

2.6      =             &nb= sp;            =        Community Liaison Group Meeting<= span lang=3DEN-GB style=3D'font-family:Arial;font-variant:normal !important;text= -transform: uppercase'>

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, construction and operation of the Project.  The= CLG comprises representatives from Airport Authority, members of Tue= n Mun community and academics.  During the reporting period, the CL= G held a meeting cum site visit on 7 March 2008.  

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

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

Summary of Environmental Non-compliance

Water quality monitoring during dredging activi= ties recorded daily exceedance of Action Levels of Depth-averaged Turbidity during January and February with exception of 16 and 24 January, = and 11 February.  There was exceedance of the Action Limit Levels of Depth-averag= ed Suspended Solids (SS) on 11, 23 and 29 January, and 10, 12, 13 and 24 Febru= ary.  One exceedanc= e of Limit Level of Depth-averaged Dissolved Oxygen was found on 19 March 2008.  A description of the ac= tions taken following these non-compliances is discussed in Section 3.2.

Summary of Environmental Complaints

No environmental complaint was received during the reporting period.=   A statistical summary of environme= ntal 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.

 

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

3.1      =             &nb= sp;            =        Previous Environme= ntal Deficiencies and Follow-up Actions<= /span>

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

Weekly site inspections were carried out by the ET on 4, 11, 16 and 24 January 2008, 5,= 15, 22 and 29 February 2008, and 5, 14, 20 and 28 March 2008.  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        Environmental Deficiencies (Observations) from Site Inspections during Reporting Period

Reporting Month

Observation

Follow-up Action

Janua= ry 2008

Ponding of rainwater was observed along the hoarding near the site entrance.

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

=  

=  

The e= xcavated materials near the site entrance were not watered properly

The e= xcavated materials were sprayed with water accordingly

=  

=  

Chemi= cal storage tanks on dredger GD4503 were not labeled and stored properly

Gener= al refuse was cleared.

Febru= ary 2008

Gener= al refuse was observed to be full on roadsides without proper containers.

=  

A sui= table waste bin was installed and the refuses were cleared.

=  

=  

Chemi= cal storage barrels on one dredger were not stored properly=

=  

Chemi= cal storage barrels were clearly labelled and stored properly.

=  

March= 2008

Sand = piles were observed to be temporarily stored near the operation building under construction.

=  

The s= and pile was covered accordingly.

=  

Piles= of general and wood wastes from construction works at the operation building were piled up on open areas without proper containers.<= /p>

A sui= table waste bin was installed and the refuses were cleared.

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      =             &nb= sp;            =        Description of Act= ions Taken in Event of Non-Compliance and Deficiency Reporting=

Daily <= span class=3DSpellE>exceedance of Action Levels of Turbidity and occasion= al exceedance of Action Limit Levels of Suspended Solids= (SS) were found during the monitoring period from January to February.  Following the introduction of the = amended Action Level in accordance with the revised Final Baseline Monitoring Report for water quality, no e= xceedances of Depth-averaged Turbidity and SS were recorded in March.  One exceedanc= e of Limit Level of Depth-averaged Dissolved Oxygen was recorded on 19 March.=  Details of exc= eedance were presented in the monitoring results Annex G.  A description of the actions taken = following identification of a non-compliance are discussed= in Section 3.

Althoug= h dredging operations were undertaken during the reporting period, the exceedances 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 exceedance

As per = the requirements of the EM&A Manual, incidents were notified to the Franchi= see’s Site Representative, the Contractor and the Independent Environmental Check= er 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.

During = impact monitoring on both ebb and flood tides, turbidit= y and SS levels at all stations are generally comparable with those levels record= ed during the baseline monitoring.  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. 

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. 

3.2.1   = ;            &n= bsp;            = ;    Follow-up Action following Non-Compliance

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 Environmental Team (ET) and the Independent Environmental Checker (IEC) resulted in an amendment made to the Action Lev= el for the monitoring of Turbidity for the Project, such that the Action Level= of Turbidity be amended to follow the same principle as that currently applied= to DO and SS.  This amendment was introduced on 1 March 2008, following the submission of the revised Final Baseline Monitoring Report f= or water quality to the EPD on 20 February 2008 and later under the EIAO regis= ter on 29 February 2008.  As such,= the compliance of depth-averaged Turbidity from that date onwards has been chec= ked against the revised Action Levels.  <= /span>

3.3      =             &nb= sp;            =        Implementation Sta= tus 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.

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4      =             &nb= sp;            =              Environmental Monitoring

4.1.1   = ;            &n= bsp;            = ;    Air and Noise

Air and= Noise monitoring was not required for the project.   

4.1.2   = ;            &n= bsp;            = ;    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 with the exception of 19th March 200= 8.  Concentrations of Suspended Solids= (SS) were generally below AL Levels, however, exceedances= were noted for 11, 23 and 29 January, and 10, 12, 13 and 24 February.  Turbidity levels were, however, ab= ove Action Levels on a daily basis on January and February with exception of 16= and 24 January, and 11 February.  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= ).

Biweekly monitoring of water samples was conducted for POPs analysis.  At the time of this report, results were available for 23 January, 6 February, 20 February and 10 March.  All POPs parameters (ie total PCBs, total DDTs and total PAHs) were below detection limits.  Monitoring results and QA/QC reports for POPs testing are presented in Annex = H.

The rem= aining results of March’s monitoring will be presented in the next Quarterly Monitoring Report once t= hey become available.

4.1.3            &n= bsp;            = ;       Waste Management

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

4.1.4            &n= bsp;            = ;       Cultural Heritage

In accordance with the EM&A Manual, a marine archaeological Watching Brief of two sub-surface anomalies was implemented from 21st to 28th February 2008 during the dredging of the surrounding seabed located within = the route of the twin pipelines from the PAFF tank farm at Tuen Mun Area 38 to Sha = Chau.

The wat= ching process consisted of monitoring the dredging of sediments to the recorded sub-surface depths of the anomalies, followed by a diver inspection of the uncovered seabed within the trench. 

Materia= l found in the location of the two anomalies consisted of urban waste, trash and recen= tly quarried granite and feldspar rocks.  No archaeological sites or relics were found and it is considered by= the licensed Marine Archaeologist that the anomalies have no cultural heritage significance.  No additional mitigation measures were thus required to be implemented by the PAFF projec= t in regard to the anomalies SS1 and SS2.

The det= ails and findings of this watching process will be presented in the Watching Brief Report and submitted separately to EPD and AMO f= or review.

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 dominated by vegetation which was grown during the project suspens= ion period.  The transplanted tree= s were in good 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 w= alls, taking into account of Condition 3.5a of the EP, to the Contractor on 31st August 2007.  Response to comm= ent (RTC) from the Contractor was received by the ET on 19th September 200= 7.  A review of the RTC is now in progr= ess.

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

4.1.7   = ;            &n= bsp;            = ;    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, 23 dolphin sightings were recorded.  Appropriate action was taken in accordance with the EM&A Manual= .  The sighting locations and field r= ecords are presented in Annex I.

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4.1.8   = ;            &n= bsp;            = ;    EM&A Manual

The EM&= amp;A Manual for the Project has been updated by the ET to include the detail= ed 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= mp;A Manual was revised accordingly to the comments received from the EPD on 6th December 2007 and was submitted to the EPD on 10th December 2007= .  Comments were received from the EP= D on 22 January 2008.  The ET will = update the EM&A Manual accordingly= .

4.1.9   = ;            &n= bsp;            = ;    Baseline Water Quality Monitoring

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 was submitted to the EPD on 20= th February 2008 with no further comments received and later placed under the = EIAO register.

 

 

5&nb= sp;            =             &nb= sp;            =       Future Key Issues<= span lang=3DEN-GB style=3D'font-family:Arial'> and Conclusion

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

It should be noted that dredging activities hav= e been suspended from 1st April onwards and are tentatively scheduled to resume in September 2008.  No dredging operation will hence be undertaken in the next reporting period.  As such, a key issue to be conside= red in the next report period will be:

·       Dust release and suppression.

5.2      =             &nb= sp;            =        Impact Prediction = 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= .

5.3      =             &nb= sp;            =        Works and Monitori= ng Schedule for the Next Reporting Period<= /span>

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 inspections will be undertaken.      

5.4      =             &nb= sp;            =        Conclusion<= /a>

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 minimise 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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