EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Introduction

1.       This is the 6th monthly Environmental Monitoring and Audit (EM&A) Report under First Phase Development of Kwu Tung North (KTN) and Fanling North (FLN) New Development Areas (NDAs), comprising the Advance Works and First Stage Works (the Project). This report was prepared by Wellab Limited under “Service Contract No. NDO 04/2019 Environmental Team for Environmental Monitoring and Audit Works in Construction Phase for the First Phase Development of KTN and FLN NDAs” (hereinafter called the “Service Contract”). This report documents the findings of Environmental Monitoring and Audit (EM&A) work conducted in April 2020.

 

2.       During the reporting month, the following Works Contracts were undertaken for the Project:

 

·       Contract No. ND/2019/01 Kwu Tung North New Development Area, Phase 1: Site Formation and Infrastructure Works

·       Contract No. ND/2019/06 Fanling North New Development Area, Phase 1: Re-provisioning of North District Temporary Wholesale Market for Agricultural Products

 

Environmental Monitoring and Audit Progress

 

3.       A summary of the monitoring activities in this reporting month is listed in Table I below:

 

Table I      Summary Table for Monitoring Activities in the Reporting Month

 

Monitoring Activities

Date(s)

Noise Monitoring

ND/2019/01

6th , 14th , 21st , 27th April 2020

ND/2019/06

6th , 14th , 21st , 27th April 2020

Environmental Site Inspection

ND/2019/01

1st, 8th , 15th, 22nd, 29th April 2020

ND/2019/06

2nd , 9th , 15th , 23rd, 29th April 2020

 


 

Breaches of Action and Limit Levels

 

4.       Summary of the environmental exceedances of the reporting month is tabulated in Table II.

 

Table II    Summary Table for Events Recorded in the Reporting Month

Environmental Monitoring

Parameter

No. of non-project related Exceedances

Total No. of non-project related Exceedances

No. of Exceedance related to the Construction Works of the Contract

Total No. of Exceedance related to the Construction Works of the Contract

Action Level

Limit Level

Action Level

Limit Level

Noise

Leq(30min)

0

0

 

 

 

0

0

0

0

Construction Noise                    

 

5.       All construction noise monitoring was conducted as scheduled in the reporting month. No Action/Limit Level exceedance was recorded.

 

Complaint Log

6.       No environmental complaint was received in the reporting month.

 

Notification of Summons and Successful Prosecutions

 

7.       No notification of summons or successful prosecutions was received in the reporting month.

 

Reporting Changes

 

8.       This report has been prepared in compliance with the reporting requirements for the subsequent monthly EM&A Report as required by the “Updated Environmental Monitoring and Audit Manual for Advance and First Stage Works of Kwu Tung North and Fanling North New Development Areas” (Updated EM&A Manual).

 


 

Future Key Issues

 

9.       The major site activities for the coming two months are shown in Table III.

 

Table III    Summary Table for Site Activities in the coming Two Months

Contract No.

Contract Title

Site Activities (May and June 2020)

Contract No. ND/2019/01

 

Kwu Tung North New Development Area, Phase 1: Site Formation and Infrastructure Works

(a)       Tree Survey, Site Clearance, Ground Investigation in Portion 1f;

(b)       Tree Survey, Application of Excavation Permit (XP), Preparation of TTA Drawings for Approval, Ground Investigation in Portion 2;

(c)       Tree Survey, Site Clearance in Portion 3;

(d)      Site Clearance, Soil Treatment works in Portion 4;

(e)       Site Clearance, Tree Survey, Ground Investigation in Portion 5;

(f)        Tree Survey, Site Clearance, Ground Investigation in Portion 6a;

(g)       Tree Survey, Site Clearance, Ground Investigation, Set up of Soil Treatment Plant in Portion 6b;

(h)       Tree Survey, Site Clearance, Ground Investigation, Set up of Soil Treatment Plant in Portion 7;

(i)        Tree Survey, Site Clearance, Forming Haul Road , Ground Investigation in Portion 8a;

(j)        Tree Survey, Application of Excavation Permit (XP), Site Clearance, Ground Investigation in Portion 8b;

(k)       Site Clearance, Ground Investigation, Excavation in Portion 10a; and

(l)        Container Office in additional land next to Portion 1f.

 

Contract No. ND/2019/06

 

Fanling North New Development Area, Phase 1: Re-provisioning of North District Temporary Wholesale Market for Agricultural Products

(a)         Road Marking for the interim stage;

(b)         Installation of rain shelter for the interim stage;

(c)         Construction of Carcass of Management Office Building;

(d)        Construction of run-in/ out;

(e)         Construction of hoarding for the final stage;

(f)          Breaking up the concrete surface and disposal of C&D material off site at Portion 3;

(g)         Drainage works for interim stage including construction of U-channel and manhole for Portion 3 near Management Office Building;

(h)         Ground investigation works for mini-pile construction at Portion 3.