This section further elaborates the requirements of environmental monitoring and
audit (EM&A) for the construction and operation phases of the Project,
based on the assessment results of the various environmental issues. The
objectives of carrying out EM&A for the Project include the following:
Provide a database against which any
short or long term environmental impacts of the Project can be determined
Provide an early indication should
any of the environmental control measures or practices fail to achieve the
Monitor the performance of the
Project and the effectiveness of mitigation measures
Verify the environmental impacts
predicted in the EIA study
Determine project compliance with
regulatory requirements, standards and government policies
Take remedial action if unexpected
problems or unacceptable impacts arise
Provide data to enable an
The following sections summarise the recommended EM&A
requirements for the Project. Details of
the specific requirements are provided in a stand-alone EM&A Manual.
In view of limited scale of construction sites, no adverse
construction dust impacts would be expected with the implementation of the dust
suppression measures stipulated in the Air Pollution Control (Construction
Dust) Regulation and good site practices. Dust monitoring requirements are
recommended in the EM&A Manual to ensure the efficacy of the control
measures. Details of the EM&A
programme are provided in a stand-alone EM&A Manual.
adverse air quality impact on the
representative ASRs would be identified during operational phase of the Project
after re-diverting of some fresh air intakes at the Renaissance Harbour View
Hotel, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Phase I, and Grand Hyatt
Hotel (ASRs A4, A5 and A6) to the new vent shaft provided for Atrium Link
this, post-project air quality monitoring is recommended to be carried out for
the area underneath the Atrium Link Extension. Details of the monitoring
requirements such as monitoring locations, frequency of impact monitoring are
presented in the stand-alone EM&A Manual.
NSRs identified in this EIA are either
centrally air-conditioned or located about
operation noise monitoring for fixed plant would be considered necessary.
of the treated effluent quality from land-based construction sites is required
during the construction phase of the Project, the monitoring should be carried
out by the relevant contractor in accordance with the WPCO license which is
under the ambit of regional office (RO) of EPD. Detailed effluent sampling
programme for water quality control during construction phase should be
submitted by the relevant contractor to EPD for approval prior to commencement
of the construction works.
quality monitoring should also be carried out by the relevant contractor for the
sea water intakes located within the ALE sea channel before the
construction period and during the installation and removal of temporary marine
piles. Monitoring parameters should
include pH, turbidity, SS and DO. A more
detailed description of the water quality monitoring requirements is specified
in the separate EM&A Manual.
adverse water quality impact would be expected during operation phase of the
Project. Requirement for water quality
monitoring is considered not necessary.
Waste management would be the Contractor’s responsibility to
ensure that all wastes produced during the construction of the Project are
handled, stored and disposed of in accordance with good waste management
practices and EPD’s regulations and requirements.
Waste materials generated during construction and demolition
activities, such as C&D materials are recommended to be audited at regular
intervals (at least quarterly) to ensure that proper storage, transportation
and disposal practices are being implemented. This monitoring of waste management
practices would ensure that these solid wastes generated during construction
are not disposed into the nearby waters. The Contractor would be responsible
for the implementation of any mitigation measures to minimize waste or redress
problems arising from waste materials. A Waste Management Plan (WMP) should be
prepared in accordance with ETWB TCB No.19/2005 and submitted to the Engineer
large amount of C&D waste generated is mainly due to the piling works of
large diameter piles’ excavation at the sea front site. If however marine
sediment is found during pile excavation, the handling and disposal of such
wastes will be managed in accordance with the requirements of the DASO and the
current ETWB Tech. Circular no. 34/2002.
The recommended mitigation measures should form the
basis of the site Waste Management Plan to be developed by the Contractor at
the construction stage. The monitoring and auditing requirements of the WMP as
detailed in ETWB TCW No.19/2005 should be followed with regard to the
management of C&D material.
unlikely the operation stage will cause adverse environmental impacts provided
that statutory environmental requirements are fully compiled and good site
practice is properly implemented.
and Visual Impact Assessment in the EIA Report identifies the key issues and
the assessed potential impacts due to the proposed work. It also recommends mitigation measures for
overall landscape and visual quality. The main Contractor to be employed by TDC will
be responsible for the implementation of all mitigation of measures. Both TDC and the main Contractor will employ
their own qualified landscape consultants in both construction and operation
phases to ensure achievement of required quality for hard and soft proposals.
A baseline review shall be undertaken at the commencement
of the construction contracts. The
purpose of the review is:
to check the status of the landscape resources
within, and immediately adjacent to, the construction sites and works areas;
to determine whether any change has occurred to the
status of the landscape resources since the EIA;
to determine whether amendments in the design of
the landscape and visual mitigation measures are required for those changes;
to recommend any necessary amendments to the design
of the landscape and visual mitigation measures.
Detail Design Phase
The landscape and visual mitigation measures shall be
incorporated as soon as possible during detailed design stage, to ensure
quality of visual and landscape mitigation aims as described in Table 7.7,
Section 7 of EIA report. Any changes to
the mitigation measures that may be recommended as a result of the Baseline
Review or ongoing Monitoring of the Design, Construction and Establishment
Works shall be taken into account.
Landscape and Visual Monitoring
The design, implementation and maintenance of landscape
and visual mitigation measures shall be checked bi-weekly to ensure that they
are fully achieved. Any potential
conflicts between the proposed landscape measures and any other project works
or operational requirements shall also be resolved in early stage, without
compromising the intention of the mitigation measures.
A registered landscape architect shall make monthly
on-site visits to monitor all landscape and visual mitigation measures during
the first year of the Operation Phase before handing over responsibility of
maintenance to the HKCEC.