CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. E-1

1...... PROJECT DESCRIPTION.. 1-1

1.1        Overview.. 1-1

1.2        Operation Programme. 1-1

1.3        EM&A Organisation. 1-2

2...... SUMMARY OF EM&A REQUIREMENTS. 2-1

2.1        Monitoring Parameters. 2-1

2.2        Environmental Quality Performance Limits and EAP. 2-1

2.3        Environmental Audit of Non-Monitored Parameters. 2-2

2.4        Environmental Mitigation Measures. 2-2

2.5        Environmental Requirements in Tenancy Agreements. 2-2

3...... OPERATION STATUS. 3-1

3.1        General 3-1

3.2        Champway Technology Ltd. 3-1

3.3        Shiu Wing Steel Ltd. 3-1

3.4        Hong Kong Hung Wai Wooden Board Co. 3-1

3.5        Li Tong Group. 3-2

3.6        Hong Kong Telford Envirotech Group Ltd. 3-2

3.7        Yan Oi Tong EcoPark Plastic Resources Recycling Centre. 3-2

3.8        St. James' Settlement WEEE GO GREEN.. 3-2

3.9        Chung Yue Steel Group Company Limited. 3-3

3.10      Throughput Statistics. 3-3

4...... IMPLEMENTATION STATUS OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION MEASURES. 4-1

5...... MONITORING RESULTS. 5-1

5.1        Monitoring Date, Time, Frequency and Duration. 5-1

5.2        Monitoring Methodology, Parameters and Equipment. 5-1

5.3        Types of Equipment Used and Calibration Details. 5-2

5.4        Results and Graphical Plots of Monitoring Parameters. 5-2

6...... SUMMARY OF TENANT AUDITS. 6-3

6.1        General 6-3

6.2        Champway Technology Co Ltd. 6-3

6.3        Shiu Wing Steel Ltd. 6-3

6.4        Hong Kong Hung Wai Wooden Board Co. 6-4

6.5        Li Tong Group. 6-4

6.6        Hong Kong Telford Envirotech Group Ltd. 6-4

6.7        Yan Oi Tong EcoPark Plastic Resources Recycling Centre. 6-5

6.8        St. James' Settlement WEEE GO GREEN.. 6-5

6.9        Chung Yue Steel Group Co Ltd. 6-5

7...... SUMMARY OF GENERAL ECOPARK AUDIT. 7-1

8...... COMPLAINTS, NOTIFICATIONS OF SUMMONS AND SUCCESSFUL PROSECUTIONS. 8-1

9...... CONCLUSIONS. 9-1

 

Appendices

Appendix 1         Environmental Mitigation Measures (from the Implementation Schedule)

Appendix 2         Environmental Requirements in Tenancy Agreements

2-1          Phase 1

2-2          Phase 2

Appendix 3         Material and Waste Throughputs

Appendix 4         Calibration Certificate of Infrared Gas Analyser

Appendix 5         Graphical Plots of LFG Monitoring

Appendix 6         Tenant-Specific Audit Checklists for the Reporting Quarter

6-1          Champway Technology Ltd

6-2          Shiu Wing Steel Ltd

6-3          Hong Kong Hung Wai Wooden Board Co

6-4          Li Tong Group

6-5          Hong Kong Telford Envirotech Group Ltd

6-6          Yan Oi Tong EcoPark Plastic Resources Recycling Centre

6-7          St. James' Settlement WEEE GO GREEN

6-8          Chung Yue Steel Group Co Ltd

Appendix 7         General EcoPark Checklists for the Reporting Quarter


TABLES

Table 1‑1              EM&A Personnel Contact Details

Table 2‑1              Operation Phase LFG Monitoring Locations in EcoPark

Table 2‑2              Action Levels, Limit Levels and Event and Action Plan for LFG

Table 3‑1              Throughput Statistics for January – March 2014

Table 5‑1              Sampling Schedule for LFG Monitoring

Table 5‑2              Parameters and Measurement Ranges for LFG Monitoring

Table 5‑3              LFG Monitoring Results

Table 6‑1              Environmental Audit Findings for Champway

Table 6‑2              Environmental Audit Findings for Shiu Wing

Table 6‑3              Environmental Audit Findings for Hung Wai

Table 6‑4              Environmental Audit Findings for Li Tong

Table 6‑5              Environmental Audit Findings for Telford

Table 6‑6              Environmental Audit Findings for Yan Oi Tong

Table 6‑7              Environmental Audit Findings for St James

Table 6‑8              Environmental Audit Findings for Chung Yue

Table 7‑1          General EcoPark Audit Findings

Table 9‑1          Throughput Statistics for January – March 2014

 

FIGURES

 

Figure 1‑1            Location of EcoPark in Tuen Mun Area 38

Figure 1‑2            Organisation Chart of SGJV

Figure 1‑3            Organisation Chart of EM&A Works (Operation)

Figure 2‑1            LFG Monitoring Locations Within EcoPark

Figure 2‑2            Replacement Figure for EM&A Manual Figure 6.1

Figure 3‑1            Current Lot Usage within EcoPark

 


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

General

EcoPark is a key element in the Government’s waste management policy that aims to promote the local recycling industry and jump-start a circular economy to provide a sustainable solution to our waste problems. The seven-year contract for the operation of EcoPark EP/SP/53/06 Provision of Management Services for EcoPark in Tuen Mun Area 38 was awarded to Serco Guardian Joint Venture (SGJV) by EPD in November 2006.
SGJV (“the Operator”) appointed SMEC Asia Ltd (SMEC) as the Environmental Team (ET) for the Environmental Monitoring and Audit (EM&A) works. Atkins China Ltd is the Independent Environmental Checker (IEC) for the EM&A works. The ET and the IEC carry out the EM&A works for the operation of EcoPark as required by the EM&A Manual and in accordance with the conditions of the Environmental Permit.
This is the twenty eighth (28th) quarterly EM&A report prepared for the operation phase of EcoPark and covers January to March 2014. In the reporting quarter, there were 14 tenants in EcoPark Phase 1 and Phase 2:
Phase 1 tenants comprise:

·      Champway Technology Ltd (Champway) – Waste cooking oil

·      Shiu Wing Steel Ltd (Shiu Wing) – Waste metals

·      Hong Kong Hung Wai Wooden Board Co (Hung Wai) – Waste wood

·      Li Tong Group (Li Tong) – Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

·      Hong Kong Telford Envirotech Group Ltd (Telford) – Waste plastics

·      Cosmos Star Holdings Co Ltd (Cosmos) – Waste lead-acid batteries

Phase 2 tenants comprise:

·      Yan Oi Tong EcoPark Plastic Resources Recycling Centre (Yan Oi Tong) – Waste plastics

·      St. James’ Settlement WEEE GO GREEN (St James’ Settlement) – WEEE

·      K.Wah Construction Products Ltd (K.Wah) – Waste construction materials/waste glass

·      E.Tech Management (HK) Ltd (E.Tech) – WEEE

·      On Fat Lung Electrical & Metal Co Ltd (On Fat Lung) – Waste rubber tyres

·      Chung Yue Steel Group Company Ltd (Chung Yue) – Waste metals

·      SSK Metal Ltd (SSK) – Waste lead-acid batteries

·      South China Reborn Resources (Zhongshan) Co Ltd (South China) – Food waste

Recycling activities of the following eight tenants were audited in the reporting quarter: Champway, Shiu Wing, Hung Wai, Li Tong, Telford, Yan Oi Tong, St James’ Settlement and Chung Yue. Lots under development by Cosmos, K.Wah, E.Tech, On Fat Lung, SSK and South China during the reporting quarter were inspected but not audited under the EM&A programme, as no recycling activities commenced those lots.

In this reporting quarter, site inspections were conducted by the Operator and the ET on 23 January and 26 February 2014. A quarterly joint site inspection was carried out by the Operator, the IEC and the ET on 27 March 2014.

Throughput of Materials / Waste Generated

The throughputs of the eight active tenants in the reporting quarter are summarised below. Please note that product output plus waste disposal does not necessarily equal the waste input, due to material losses during processing and material retained within the lots.

Material Type

Waste Input (tonnes)

Product Output (tonnes)

Waste Disposed  (tonnes)

Waste Oil

2,379

710

1,688

Waste Wood

-

-

-

WEEE

235

177

7

Waste Metals

17,397

17,673

-

Waste Plastics

438

565

50

Note:    The throughput data presented above is the best available data and has been rounded off to the nearest whole tonne for presentation. The total product output plus the total waste disposed may not be the same as the waste input. This is due to processing of materials that were received before the reporting quarter and were stockpiled within the lots.

Exceedances of Any Measured Action / Limit Levels

The northern part of EcoPark is located within the 250m Landfill Gas (LFG) Consultation Zone of Shiu Lang Shui Landfill. LFG monitoring during this quarter was undertaken on 27 March 2014 at five locations (three in Phase 1 and two in Phase 2).
No exceedance of Action and Limit Level was recorded in the reporting quarter.

Summary of Complaints, Summons and Prosecutions

Numbers of complaints, summons and successful prosecutions in the reporting quarter are summarised below:

·      Complaints: Zero.

·      Summons: Zero.

·      Successful Prosecutions: Zero.

Reporting Changes

There is no change in reporting this quarter.
Future Key Issues
No key issues are anticipated in the next reporting quarter. Operation phase LFG monitoring for Phase 1 and Phase 2 will continue to be carried out by the ET.

1                                PROJECT DESCRIPTION

1.1                           Overview

1.1.1                         In the document "A Policy Framework for the Management of Municipal Solid Waste (2005 – 2014)" the government set out a comprehensive policy to support the recycling industry. This included allocating suitable land, encouraging research and development, introducing environmental legislation and providing effective support measures. In May 2013, the Environment Bureau launched “Hong Kong Blueprint for Sustainable Use of Resources 2013 – 2022”, which promised continuing support for the recycling industry.

1.1.2                         EcoPark was developed to support the local recycling industry and jump-start a circular economy to provide a sustainable solution to our waste problems. By encouraging and promoting the reuse, recovery and recycling of our waste resources and returning them to the consumption loop, EcoPark will help to realise the full potential of the local recycling industry and alleviate the heavy reliance on the export of recyclable materials recovered from Hong Kong

1.1.3                         EcoPark has been developed in Tuen Mun Area 38 (see Figure 1‑1) in two phases (Phase 1 and Phase 2) under construction contract EP/SP/52/06 Development of EcoPark in Tuen Mun Area 38, which was awarded to Kaden Construction Ltd by the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) in June 2006. Phase 1 construction was completed in July 2009 and Phase 2 construction was completed in November 2010. The seven-year contract for the operation of EcoPark EP/SP/53/06 Provision of Management Services for EcoPark in Tuen Mun Area 38 was awarded to Serco Guardian Joint Venture (SGJV) by EPD in November 2006.

1.1.4                         SGJV (“the Operator”) appointed SMEC Asia Ltd (SMEC) as the Environmental Team (ET) for the Environmental Monitoring and Audit (EM&A) works. Atkins China Ltd (Atkins) has been appointed to provide the Independent Environmental Checker (IEC). The ET and the IEC carry out the EM&A works for EcoPark as required by the EM&A Manual and in accordance with the conditions of the Environmental Permit (EP).

1.2                           Operation Programme

1.2.1                         By end-March 2014, there were a total of 14 tenants in EcoPark comprising:

·      Eight active tenants (Champway, Shiu Wing, Li Tong, Telford, Yan Oi Tong, St. James’ Settlement, Hung Wai and Chung Yue) who have continued full recycling operations or are under trial operation.

·      One tenant (K.Wah) who has substantially completed the plant construction and machinery installation works, and is now in the testing and commissioning stage..

·      Four tenants (E.Tech, On Fat Lung, SSK and South China) who are carrying out plant design and planning or are carrying out construction

·      One tenant (Cosmos) who is now under legal process for termination of the lease agreement.


 

1.3                           EM&A Organisation

1.3.1                         The EM&A which is verified by the IEC is carried out by the ET. The key personnel contact details are summarised in Table 1‑1. The organisation of SGJV is shown in Figure 1‑2 and the current EM&A organisation is illustrated in Figure 1‑3.

Table 11   EM&A Personnel Contact Details

Position

Name

Email Address

Telephone No.

Project Proponent – EPD

Principal EPO

C K CHEN

ckchen@epd.gov.hk

2872 1700

Operator – SGJV

Project Manager

Noel AU

nkfau@ecopark-mgnt.com

2496 7633

Park Manager

Mabel YUNG

mabelyung@ecopark-mgnt.com

2212 5910

IEC – Atkins

IEC

Sharifah OR

sharifah.or@atkinsglobal.com

2972 1802

IEC Site Inspector

Keith CHAU

keith.chau@atkinsglobal.com

2972 1721

ET – SMEC

ET Leader

Antony WONG

antony.wong@smec.com

3995 8120

ET Site Inspector

Winnie MA

winnie.ma@smec.com

3995 8138


Figure 11            Location of EcoPark in Tuen Mun Area 38

Location Map

 

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Phase 2

Phase 1

Source: EPD Records (May 2013)

 

 


Figure 12            Organisation Chart of SGJV

Quality & Training Officer

Marine Frontage Officer

Cleaning Supervisor

Landscape Supervisor

Security

Supervisor

EcoPark

Project

Manager

Marketing Manager

Park Manager

Support

Facilities

Manager

 

Facilities Engineer

Technical Staff

Community Relation Officer

Marketing Officer

Admin Officer

IT Specialist

Assistant Manager

 

Figure 13            Organisation Chart of EM&A Works (Operation)

Project Proponent

Principal EPO

C K CHEN

EPD

Compliance Division

ET

ET Leader

Antony WONG

ET

Inspector / Auditor

Winnie MA

ET

Process Review Manager

Alexi BHANJA

ET

Landfill Gas Specialist

Antony WONG

IEC

Nominated IEC

Sharifah OR

EcoPark Operator

Park Manager

Mabel YUNG

EPD                                   SGJV                          SMEC Asia Ltd                             Atkins China Ltd

 

 


2                                SUMMARY OF EM&A REQUIREMENTS

2.1                           Monitoring Parameters

2.1.1                         Landfill Gas (LFG) is required to be monitored quarterly at service voids and utility boxes within EcoPark because the northern part of EcoPark lies within the 250m LFG Consultation Zone for Siu Lang Shui Landfill, which is located to the north of EcoPark.

2.1.2                         Operational LFG monitoring has been carried out in Phase 1 after completions of construction in July 2009, commencing in the August to October 2009 quarter. In Phase 2, monitoring has been carried out after completion of construction in November 2010, commencing in the November 2010 to January 2011 quarter.

2.1.3                         The location for LFG monitoring was not specified in the EM&A Manual since the final design of EcoPark was not available when the EM&A Manual was approved. Therefore, during the joint site inspection on 27 July 2009, three monitoring locations were identified and agreed as suitable monitoring locations by the ET Leader, IEC and SGJV. Subsequently, two more monitoring locations in Phase 2 were proposed by the ET Leader and agreed by the IEC and SGJV via email in January 2011. These five monitoring locations are listed in Table 2‑1 and shown in Figure 2‑1.

Table 21   Operation Phase LFG Monitoring Locations in EcoPark

Monitoring Station ID

Type

Locations

EP1-1

LFG vent pipe

Inside the landscaping area of Administration Building

EP1-2

Service void

PCCW below-ground chamber outside Lot EP08-01

EP1-3

Service void

HGC Broadband below-ground chamber outside Lot EP08-03

EP2-1

Service void

HGC Broadband below-ground chamber outside Lot P1

EP2-2

Service void

HGC Broadband below-ground chamber outside Lot P3

2.1.4                         Figure 2‑2 is a replacement figure for the EM&A Manual, in accordance with footnote to Figure 6.1 in the approved EM&A Manual, and shall be deemed to be included in the EM&A Manual.

2.1.5                         Routine LFG monitoring has been carried out on a quarterly basis. Should EPD alert the Operator that high LFG levels have been detected during monthly monitoring under the Siu Lang Shui Landfill restoration contract, the Operator may be required to increase LFG monitoring to monthly until such time as EPD inform the Operator that quarterly monitoring can be resumed. To-date, EPD has not alerted the Operator.

2.2                           Environmental Quality Performance Limits and EAP

2.2.1                         The Action / Limit Levels and Event Action Plan (EAP) for LFG are shown in Table 2‑2, below. These refer to LFG detected in excavations, utilities and any enclosed on-site areas. No other A/L Levels or EAPs are specified in the EM&A Manual for the operation phase EM&A.

 

Table 22   Action Levels, Limit Levels and Event and Action Plan for LFG

Parameter

Level

Action

Oxygen (O2)

Action Level <19% O2

·      Ventilate trench/void to restore O2 to > 19%

Limit Level <18% O2

·      Stop works

·      Evacuate personnel / prohibit entry

·      Increase ventilation to restore O2 to > 19%

Methane (CH4)

Action Level >10% LEL

·      Post "No Smoking" signs

·      Prohibit hot works

·      Increase ventilation to restore CH4 to <10% LEL

Limit Level >20% LEL

·      Stop works

·      Evacuate personnel / prohibit entry

·      Increase ventilation to restore CH4 to <10% LEL

Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

Action Level >0.5% CO2

·      Ventilate to restore CO2 to < 0.5%

Limit Level >1.5% CO2

·      Stop works

·      Evacuate personnel / prohibit entry

·      Increase ventilation to restore CO2 to <0.5%

2.3                           Environmental Audit of Non-Monitored Parameters

2.3.1                         Site inspections provide a direct means to trigger and enforce the environmental protection and pollution control measures specified in the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report. To examine operational practice, site inspections are to be undertaken by the ET once per month, and joint site inspections are to be carried out by the ET and IEC once per quarter. Ad hoc site inspections are also carried out if significant environmental problems are identified. In addition, inspections may be required subsequent to receipt of an environmental complaint, or as part of the investigation work, as specified in the EAP.

2.3.2                         The following parameters are required to be audited as part of the operation phase EM&A programme:

·       Air Quality

·       Water Quality

·       Waste Management

·       Land Contamination

2.4                           Environmental Mitigation Measures

2.4.1                         Environmental mitigation measures applicable to the operation phase EM&A as stated in the Implementation Schedule are summarised in Appendix 1.

2.5                           Environmental Requirements in Tenancy Agreements

2.5.1                         Environmental requirements specified in tenancy agreements are summarised in Appendix 2.

Figure 21            LFG Monitoring Locations Within EcoPark