8.            Conclusions


8.1.1     No Action and Limit Level exceedance for 24-hr TSP and noise was recorded in the reporting period at all monitoring stations.


8.1.2     13 weekly environmental site inspections were carried out in the reporting period. Recommendations on mitigation measures on air quality, water quality, noise, waste management, land contamination and landscape and visual impact were given to the Contractor for remediating the deficiencies identified during the site inspections.


8.1.3     13 weekly Landscape and Visual Site audits were carried out on in the reporting period and 7 of them were carried out by a Registered Landscape Architect in the reporting period. The weekly Landscape and Visual Impact reports were counter-signed by IEC as according to the requirement of EM&A Manual (AEIAR-130/2009). Total 4 no. of non-compliance were recorded in the weekly Landscape and Visual Site audits in the reporting period.


8.1.4     A complaint received on 2 May 2017 was referred from CEDD and summarized as below:

·                     The complainant complained that severe noise was generated from a construction site at Shing Cheong Road during piling.

·                     The complainant would like to know whether a Construction Noise Permit (CNP) was granted for the piling works and the duration of piling works specified in the CNP.

The notification of complaint was received by ET on 4 May 2017.


8.1.5     Referring to the Contractor’s information, no notification of summons and successful prosecution was received in the reporting period.


8.2         Comment and Recommendations


8.2.1     The recommended environmental mitigation measures, as proposed in the EIA reports and EM&A Manuals shall be effectively implemented to minimize the potential environmental impacts from the Project. The EM&A programme would effectively monitor the environmental impacts generated from the construction activities and ensure the proper implementation of mitigation measures.


8.2.2     According to the environmental audit performed in the reporting period, the following recommendations were made:


Air Quality Impact

l   Open stockpile shall be covered with impermeable sheeting to prevent dust emission.

l   Site surface shall be kept clear of dusty materials.


Construction Noise Impact

l   No specific observation was identified in the reporting month.


Water Quality Impact

l   Water leakage was observed at the sedimentation tank. Maintenance of the sedimentation tank shall be provided.

l   Excess surface water was found in the channel that entering the Wetsep due to pump failure. Water pump shall be repaired to prevent surface runoff.

l   The muddy water in the entrance gate of Zone 2 shall be bunded to prevent leakage of muddy water to the public haul road. Bunding shall be provided.

Chemical and Waste Management

l   Chemicals containers shall be stored on drip tray.

l   General refuse shall be stored in enclosed bin and removed regularly.


Land Contamination

l   Breaker tips shall be placed on drip tray to avoid land contamination.


Landscape and Visual Impact

l   Open stockpiles shall be covered by unobtrusive sheeting to prevent dust and dirt spreading to adjacent landscape areas and vegetation, and to create a neat and tidy visual appearance.


General Condition

l   Proper wheel washing facilities in every vehicle exit point shall be provided or otherwise to ensure no vehicle would exit.

l   Stagnant water shall be removed.


Permit / Licenses

l   No specific observation was identified in the reporting month.