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     =             &nb= sp;      Executive summary&n= bsp;            = ;            &n= bsp;            = ;            &n= bsp;          

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

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;

2.8    =             &nb= sp;  Summary of Environmental Complaints        &= nbsp;          <= /span>

2.9    =             &nb= sp;  Summary of Environmental Summons        &= nbsp;           &nbs= p; 

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

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

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

4<= span style=3D'mso-bookmark:Level2'>   = ;            &n= bsp;      Environmental Mo= nitoring            =             &nb= sp;            =         

4.1    =             &nb= sp;  Air and Noise&nbs= p;            &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;           

4.2    =             &nb= sp;  Water Quality&nbs= p;            &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;         =

4.3    =             &nb= sp;  POPs Monitoring&n= bsp;            = ;            &n= bsp;            = ;            &n= bsp;            = ;    

4.4    =             &nb= sp;  Waste Management&= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;          

4.5    =             &nb= sp;  Cultural Heritage=             &nb= sp;            =             &nb= sp;            =             

4.6    =             &nb= sp;  Landscape and Visual            =             &nb= sp;            =             &nb= sp;      

4.7    =             &nb= sp;  Land Contamination, Hazard to Life and Fuel Spill Risk 

4.8    =             &nb= sp;  Ecology &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;       

4.9    =             &nb= sp;  EM&A Manual&n= bsp;            = ;            &n= bsp;            = ;            &n= bsp;            = ;            =

4.10    =              Baseline Water Quality Monitoring        &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;      

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 TABLES=

 

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 31 December 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<= /p>

<= span lang=3DEN-US style=3D'mso-ansi-language:EN-US'> =

Annex A  &nb= sp;      Project Location

Annex B  &nb= sp;      Water Quality Monitoring Stations, Water Quality and Ecological Sensitive Receive= rs<= /o:p>

Annex C  &nb= sp;      Monitoring Schedule for the Reporting Period<= /o:p>

Annex D  &nb= sp;      Cumulative Complaints Statistics

Annex E         = Implementation Programme of Mitigation Measures

Annex F         = Graphical Presentation of Impact Water Quality Monitoring Results for the Reporting Period

Annex G        Dolph= in Sighting Records

 

 


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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

Breaches of all Acti= on and Limit Levels

No exceedances of a= ny Action and Limit Levels applicable to the project were observed during the reporting period.  =

Complaint Log

No environmental complaint was received during = the reporting period.

Notifications of any Summons and Successful Prosecutions

No environmental summons or prosec= utions was received in this reporting period.

Reporting Changes

There was no r= eporting changes in the reporting period.&nb= sp;

Future Key Issues

·         Dust release and suppression;

·         Dredging activities; and

·         Water quality monitoring and dolphin monitoring during dredging activities.<= /o:p>

 


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

Leighton Contractors (As= ia) Limited (LCAL) has appointed ERM-Hong Kong, Limited (ERM) as the Environmen= tal 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 co= mmenced 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 grant 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 July 2006.

The construction works were stopped following t= he 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. EP-262/2007 has been amen= ded to EP262/2007/A and issued by the = EPD on 30 November 2007.

It should be noted that at the time of reportin= g, a further Variation to the Environmental 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 EPD on 27 February 2008.

The construction works and EM&A requirements resumed on 9 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      =             &nb= sp;            =        Purpose o= f the Report

This is the eighth EM&A Report which summarizes the monitoring results and audit findings = for the EM&A programme during the reporting period from 1 October to 31 Decemb= er 2008.


1.2   &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;         Key Conta= ct Information

Key contact information of the Project is prese= nted in Table 1.1.

Table= 1.1        Contact Information

Name

Position

Telephone

Facsimile

E-mail

Airport Authority Hong= Kong – Environmental Permit Holder

Mr Amin Ebrahim

Assistant General Manager Aviation Logistics<= o:p>

2183 3108

2824 2786

ebraa@hkairport.com<= /p>

Contractor – Leighton (Asia) Construction Limited

Brian Gillon=

Project Director

2823 1111

2529 8784

brian.gillon@leightonasia.com

Boyd Merrett=

Project Manager

2404 8900

2404 0081

boyd.merrett@leightonasia.com

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

Philip Siu

Franchisee’s Site Representative

2963 2820

2563 6311

philip.siu@towngas.com

Environmental Team – ERM-Hong Kong Limited

Craig Reid

Environmental Team Leader

2271 3000

2723 5660

craig.reid@erm.com

Independent Environmental Checker – Hyder Consulting Limited

Dr Kwok-leung Pun

Independent Environmental Checker<= /span>

2911 2233

2805 5028

KwokLeung.Pun@= hyderconsulting.com

&nbs= p;

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

2.1      =             &nb= sp;            =        Project A= rea

The project area is in Area 38 of Tuen Mun and the pipelines are located at Urmston Road between Tuen Mun Ar= ea 38 and Sha Chau.&= nbsp; The site is illustrated in Annex= A.

2.2      =             &nb= sp;            =        Environme= ntal Sensitive Receivers

No air and noise sensitive receivers were ident= ified close to the project area.  Ho= wever, water sensitive receivers and ecological sensitive receivers were identifie= d in the EIA study, and are shown 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= .  Dredging operation has been suspen= ded from 1 April to 31 August 2008 and was resumed on 1 September 2008.  Table 2.2 presented the cumula= tive quantity of excavated materials up to 31 December 2008.  Daily and cumulative dredging prod= uction rates are illustrated in Figure 2.1= .

Table 2<= /span>.1<= /span><= /span>        Summary of Works Undertaken During the Reporting Period=

Area

Works undertaken

Tuen Mun Area 38

Tank Fa= rm and Bund Wall Construction

Permane= nt Drainage Construction

Operati= onal & Fire Services Buildings Construction

Jetty W= orks (Non-piling)

&n= bsp;

Submari= ne Pipeline Route

Dredging Operations

Table 2.<= span style=3D'mso-bookmark:Level2'>2&n= bsp;       Cumulative Quantity of Excavated Materials up to 31 December 2008=

Type of Excavated Materials

Cumulative Bulk Volume (m3)

From 17 December 2007 to 31 March 2008

<= /span>

 

Contaminated Mud=

105,974

Uncontaminated Mud

97,815

 

 

From 1 September to 31 December 2008<= /span>

 

Contaminated Mud=

0

Uncontaminated Mud

117,967

2.4          = ;            &n= bsp;            = ;   Monitoring Schedule of The Reporting Period

Daily water qu= ality monitoring during dredging activities was recommenced on 1 September 2008.<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>  The monitoring schedule conducted = during the reporting month is presented in Annex C.

2.5   &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;         Status of Environmental Approval Documents<= span style=3D'mso-bookmark:Level2'>

A summary of the relevant permits, licences, and/or notifications on environmental protection for this Project since July 2007 is presented in Table 2.<= /i>3.  

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

Permit/ Licenses/ Notificat= ion

Reference=

= Validity Period

= Remarks

Environmental Permit

EP-262/2007/B

Throughout Project

Issued on 27 February 2008 (EP-262/2007/= A on 30 November 2007, EP-262/2007 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

=

 

 

GW-RW0094-08

1 March to 31 March 2008

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

=

 

 

GW-RW0312-08

04 July 2008 to 22 December 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

=

 

 

GW-RW0313-08

04 July 2008 to 19 December 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-RW0373-08

1 August 2008 to 20 January 2009

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, generators, stirrer, jet chisel, water jet machine and dehumidifier

=

 

 

GW-RW0368-08

1 September to 30 November 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 February 2008

=

 

For Type 1 – Open Sea 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

 

EP/MD/08-090

3 March to 31 March 2008

=

 

For Type 1d & Type 2 marine disposal

 

EP/MD/08-091

3 March to 31 March 2008

=

 

For Type 1 – Open Sea Disposal

 

EP/MD/09-018

1 September to 30 September 2008

=

 

For Type 1d & Type 2 marine disposal

 

EP/MD/09-032

1 October to 31 October 2008

=

 

For Type 1d & Type 2 marine disposal

 

EP/MD/09-017

1 September to 30 November 2008

=

 

For Type 1 – Open Sea Disposal

 

EP/MD/09-039

1 December 2008 to 31 January 2009

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

According to = the EP requirements, a Community Liaison Group (CLG) shall be established within t= hree 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 period, a mee= ting was organised by the CLG on 3 December 2008.  Details of the 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          = ;            &n= bsp;            = ;   Summary of Non-Compliance with the Environmental Quality Performance Limits

No environmental non-compliance was recorded during the reporting period.   

2.8   &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;         Summary of Environmental Complaints<= span style=3D'mso-bookmark:Level2'>

No environmental compla= int was received during the reporting period.&= nbsp; A statistical summary of environmental complaints since project commencement is presented in Annex D.

2.9   &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;         Summary of Environmental Summons

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

 

 

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

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

As no environmental complaint was received over= the last reporting period, no follow-up action was required.<= /span>

Weekly site inspections were carried out by the= ET on 2, 10, 15, 24 and 30 October 2008, 4, 12, 20 and 26 November 2008, and 4, 1= 1, 18, 23 and 31 December 2008.  = No non-compliances were found.  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

October 2008

Open sand and soil = piles were observed near the tank farms and surcharge area

 

Contractor was remi= nded to cover open piles with impervious sheets in non-working hours

Sediment plumes were observed in the water at the discharge outlet near the operation building=

Contractor was recommended to check the efficiency of sedimentation facilities and to re= view the effluent discharge arrangements in the tank farm area

 

Oil sheen was obser= ved on the edge of the dredging barge deck and on the floor behind the workshop<= /span>

Contractor was recommended to arrange clearance of the oil sheen as soon as possible.

 

Oil interceptor and= the car washing facility was observed to be filled with sediments

The Contractor was recommended to clear the sediments in the respective facilities as soon as possible

 

Chemical wastes were stored on the deck of the barge without spillage preventive measures and chemical waste storage are= a on the dredging barge was observed to be full.

Contractor was recommended to store chemical wastes in bunded areas to avoid potential spi= llages and arranged collection as soon as the storage area is full.

 

Waste drums in the chemical waste storage were= not labelled<= /span>

Contractor was recommended to label the contai= ners with proper stickers with reference to the Code of Practice on the Packaging, Labelling and Storage of Chemical Wastes under the Waste Disposal Ordinance (Cap. 354)

 

Machinery inside the workshop was placed on the floor without drip trays.<= /o:p>

The Contractor was recommended to provide drip trays for the temporary storage of oily machines in works area=

 

Water was observed in the chemical waste stora= ge

The Contractor was recommended to clear the wa= ter from the storage and dispose the collected wastewater properly=

 

November 2008<= /o:p>

Waste trucks were observed to be leaving the work site with open skips

Contractor was remi= nded to ensure that skip doors on loaded waste trucks were closed prior to departure from site

 

Sediments were obse= rved in the oil interceptor and the car washing facility

Contractor was recommended to clear sediments in the respective facilities as soon as possible

 

Soil, grit and refu= se were observed in the storm drains along the southern boundary of the site=

The Contractor was reminded to clear the storm drains as soon as possible to avoid runoffs of refuse into the sea

 

Stagnant water pond= s were observed in the tank farm area

Contractor was remi= nded to clear stagnant pools on site to avoid mosquito breeding

 

Water hose behind t= he workshop was observed to be leaking

Contractor was recommended to fix the leaking hose as soon as possible to avoid water wastage and unnecessary site runoffs

 

General refuse was observed to be mixed with inert wastes in skips near the tank farms and t= he operation building

Contractor was recommended to provide enough waste skips for proper segregation of inert= and non-inert wastes on site

 

Plastics were obser= ved in the yellow bin of a set of 3-color bins near the tank farms

Contractor was reco= mmended to put paper, plastics and aluminium wastes in respective 3-color bins at= all times

 

Chemical wastes were placed behind the workshop without drip trays and proper chemical labels<= o:p>

Contractor was recommended to provide drip trays for the temporary storage of chemical wastes in areas aside from the main chemical waste store

 

Chemical waste stor= e near the workshop was observed to be full

Contractor was recommended to arrange collection of chemical wastes by a licensed Contra= ctor as soon as possible

 

December 2008<= /o:p>

Waste trucks left t= he work site without properly using the wheel-wash facility

Contractor was remi= nded to ensure that no soil and grit were carried onto the neighbouring public road by vehicles leaving the construction site

 

Excavators in the surcharge area were observed to be operating without dust control measure= s

Contractor was remi= nded to implement dust suppression measures (ie wa= ter spraying) regularly when dusty activities are conducted on site

 

Loading works near = the oil interceptor was observed to be generating lots of dust

Contractor was recommended to spray excavated materials prior to loading in order to avo= id wind erosion

 

Stop plug of a drip= tray under a diesel generator near the oil interceptor was observed to be miss= ing

Contractor was remi= nded to replace the missing stop plug and to ensure the stop plug is tightly fastened onto the drip tray

 

No chemical waste l= abels were observed on a few waste oil drums on the dredging barge

Contractor was recommended to label the waste oil drums with chemical waste labels<= /o:p>

 

General wastes were= piled up behind the tank farms without receptor bins

Contractor was remi= nded to replace bins for temporary storage of wastes as soon as possible<= /o:p>

 

Chemical waste stor= e near the operation building was observed to be full

Contractor was recommended to arrange collection of chemical wastes by a licensed Contra= ctor as soon as possible

 

The ET will keep track on the EM&A programm= e to ensure compliance of environmental requirements and the proper implementati= on of all necessary mitigation measures.

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

The implementation status of environmental miti= gation measures and requirements as stated in the EIA Report, Environmental Permits <= /i>and EM&A Manual during the reporting perio= d is summarized in Annex= E.

 

 

4      =             &nb= sp;            =              Environmental Monito= ring

4.1   &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;         Air and N= oise

Air and Noise monitoring was not required for t= he project.  

4.2   &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;         Water Qua= lity

In accordance to the EM&A Manu= al water quality monitoring recommenced on 1 September 2008 alongside dredging activities.  QA/QC reports for Suspended Solids testing and monitoring results have been presented in 24th, 25th and 26th Monthly EM&A Reports.  Graphical presentations of the monitored parameter over the past four months (the last month of the previous quarter and the present quarter) are included in Annex F.  =

Although some exceedances of the Action and Limit (AL) Levels of dissolved oxygen (DO) and suspended solids (SS) have been recorded in previous quarter (see 23th Monthly EM&A Report), results= of the reporting period demonstrated that all measured turbidity, DO and SS le= vels of all Impact Stations were compliant with the AL Levels specified in the EM&A Manual.=

4.3      =             &nb= sp;            =        POPs Moni= toring

Biweekly monitoring of POPs in water samples was conducted on 8 and 22 October, 12 and 26 November, and= 10 and 24 December.  At the time = of this report, all results were available except for those sampled on 24 December.  All POPs parameters (ie total PCBs, total DDTs and total PAHs) were below detection limits.  Monitoring results and QA/QC reports for POPs testing have been presented in 24th, 25th and 26th Monthly EM&A Reports.

4.4          = ;            &n= bsp;            = ;   Waste Management

According to EP Condition 3.3, the Contractor’s revised Waste Management Plan (Revision 5) (WMP), which has been certified by the ET and IEC, was submitted to the EPD= on 5 November 2008.

4.5      =             &nb= sp;            =        Cultural = Heritage

The Wat= ching Brief Report, verified by the Independent Environmental Checker, was submitted to the EPD and AMO on 9 May 2008.

4.6          = ;            &n= bsp;            = ;   Landscape and Visual

According to the EIA report and EM&A Manual, mitigation measures and site inspection are required during the landscaping/planting works.  T= he berm/landscaping bund appeared to have vegetation gro= wn during the project suspension period.  The transplanted trees appeared to be in a good and healthy condition.

The weekly site inspections included audits on landscape and visual issues to ensure that the site was in orderly acceptab= le manner.

4.7      =             &nb= sp;            =        Land Contamination, Hazard to Life and Fuel Spill Risk

The ET and IEC verified updated design audit pl= an which was submitted to the EPD on 7 November 2007.

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

4.8          = ;            &n= bsp;            = ;   Ecology

Dolphin Visual Monitoring

In accordance with EM&A Manual, dolphin monitoring has been undertaken during dredging activities since 1 September 2008.  During the reporting period, a tot= al of 27 dolphin sightings were recorded.  Appropriate action was taken in accordance with the EM&A Manual.  = The sighting locations and field records are presented in Annex G.=

4.9          = ;            &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 (POPs) during construction of the Project.  Further comments were received from the EPD and a revised EM&A Manual has been verified = by the IEC and was submitted to EPD on 2 December 2008.

4.10   =             &nb= sp;            =       Baseline = Water Quality Monitoring

The Final Baseline Monitoring Report was submitted to the EPD on 20 February 2008 and placed under the EIAO register.

 

 

5   &nb= sp;            =             &nb= sp;            =    Future Key Issues and Conclusion<= /span>

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

Key issues to be considered in the next month w= ill be:

·         Dust release and suppression;

·         Operation of dredging activities; and,

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

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

Provided that environmental mitigation measures= including good on-site practises are properly implemented, no unacceptable adverse environmental impacts are expected.

5.3          = ;            &n= bsp;            = ;   Works and Monitoring Schedule for the Next Reporting= Period

Work programme for the next reporting period in= cludes jetty platform works (non-piling), site works (construction works for tank farm, operational and fire services buildings, pump platform, drainages, bu= nd wall, security wall etc) and dredging operation.  Weekly site inspections will be undertaken in accordance with the E= M&A Manual.

5.4      =             &nb= sp;            =        Conclusio= n

The EM&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 were observed during the site inspections and the Contractor implemented corrective action to mitigate the issues.  Overall, the site was in an orderly manner.

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