TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

1.            INTRODUCTION  Error! Bookmark not defined.

2.            BASIC PROJECT INFORMATION  Error! Bookmark not defined.

3.            24-HR WATER QUALITY MONITORING   19

4.            ENVIRONMENTAL SITE INSPECTION AND AUDIT  23

5.            EXCEEDANCE OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PARAMETERS  Error! Bookmark not defined.

6.            NON-COMPLIANCE, COMPLAINTS, NOTIFICATION OF SUMMONS AND PROSECUTION  Error! Bookmark not defined.

7.            CONCLUSIONS  Error! Bookmark not defined.


TABLES:

Table I          Summary of the Exceedances Recorded in Reporting Month – 24-hr Monitoring                        

Table 2.1       Key Personnel Contact of the Contract Error! Bookmark not defined.

Table 2.2       Status of Environmental Licences, Notification and Permits  9

Table 3.1       24 Hours Water Quality Monitoring Equipment 20 11

Table 3.2       24-hr Water Quality Monitoring Parameters  12

Table 3.3       Locations of Water Quality Monitoring Stations  13

Table 3.4       Summary of Water Quality Exceedance (24-hr Monitoring) 14

 Table 4.1      Compliance with EP Conditions in the Reporting Month  20

Table 4.2       Waste Quantities of Dredging Works  21

 Table 6.1      Environmental Complaints Log  26

Table 6.2       Cumulative Statistics on Complaints  26

Table 6.3       Cumulative Statistics on Successful Prosecutions  26

 

FIGURES:

Figure 1           Project General Layout

Figure 2           Locations of Water Quality Monitoring Stations

 

APPENDICES:

Appendix A

Project Organization Chart

Appendix B

Construction Programme

Appendix C

Action and Limit Levels

Appendix D

Copies of Calibration Certificates

Appendix E

Schedule of Water Quality Monitoring

Appendix F

Water Quality Monitoring Results and Graphical Presentation – 24-hr Monitoring

Appendix G

Appendix H

Event and Action Plans

Environmental Mitigation Implementation Schedule

Appendix I

Waste Generation in Reporting Period

Appendix J

Weather Conditions and Red Tide Occurrence for the Reporting Month

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

i.      This is the Thirtieth Monthly Environmental Monitoring Audit (EM&A) Monthly Report – October 2016 for Contract No. CV/2013/04 – Dredging Works in Kwai Tsing and its Approach Channel (Agreement No. CE63/2008 – Providing Sufficient Water Depth for Kwai Tsing Container Basin and its Approach Channel). The dredging works commenced on 23 April 2014. This report presents the environmental monitoring and audit works conducted from 23 September 2016 to 22 October 2016.

 

ii.    Construction Activities for the Reporting Period

According to the works programme provided by Contractor, the construction work under this Contract has been temporarily suspended since 13 August 2016.  Works will tentatively be resumed in late 2016.  During this period, there is no dredging work under this project.

 

iii.   Water Quality Monitoring

Routine impact water quality monitoring was temporarily suspended since 1 September 2016 according to Clause 2.1.6 of the EM&A Manual and the Proposal for Temporary Suspension of Water Quality Monitoring (0394_13_ED_0326F) which no objection was received from EPD. Routine impact water quality monitoring will tentatively be resumed in late 2016.

 

24-hr water quality monitoring was conducted at 7 of the stations, which are SR4, SR5, SR9, SR10, SR11, SR12 and SR13. No exceedance was recorded in the reporting month. Number of exceedances recorded in the reporting month at each impact station is summarized in Table I.

 

Table I        Summary of the Exceedances Recorded in Reporting Month – 24-hr Monitoring

Station

Exceedance Level

Turbidity

DO

NH3-N

Total

SR4

Action

0

0

0

0

Limit

0

0

0

0

SR5

Action

0

0

- 

0

Limit

0

0

- 

0

SR9

Action

0

0

- 

0

Limit

0

0

- 

0

SR10

Action

0

0

- 

0

Limit

0

0

- 

0

SR11

Action

0

0

- 

0

Limit

0

0

- 

0

SR12

Action

0

0

0

0

Limit

0

0

0

0

SR13

Action

0

0

- 

0

Limit

0

0

- 

0

Total

Action

0

0

0

0

Limit

0

0

0

0

 

iv.   Waste Management

No inert or non-inert C&D material related to dredging works was disposed and a small amount of general refuse were disposed off site in the reporting month.

 

v.    Non-Compliance, Complaints, Notifications of Summons and Successful Prosecutions

No complaint, notification of prosecutions or summons was received in the reporting period.

 

vi.   Site Inspections and Audit

The Environmental Team conducted 4 site inspections in the reporting period. No particular observation was recorded in the reporting month.

 

vii.  Compliance with Specific EP conditions

Implementation of contractor’s mitigation for waste management and other general site practice were checked. It was concluded that the project in compliance with the EP requirements on site mitigation measures in general.


 

viii.Construction Activities for the Coming Reporting Period

According to the work programme provided by the Contractor, the construction work under this Contract has been temporarily suspended since 13 August 2016.  Works will tentatively be resumed in late 2016.  During present reporting period, there was no dredging work under this project. Routine impact water quality monitoring was suspended according to Clause 2.1.6 of the EM&A Manual and the Proposal for Temporary Suspension of Water Quality Monitoring (0394_13_ED_0326F) which no objection was received from EPD.

 

Future Key Issues include:

·         Regular inspection on silt screen deployment

·         Implementation of EM&A Programme