Appendix J:

Table J-1: Event / Action Plan for Air Quality

EVENT

ACTION

ET

IEC

ER

CONTRACTOR

ACTION LEVEL

1. Exceedance for one sample

1. Identify source, investigate the causes of exceedance and propose remedial measures;

2. Inform IEC,ER and Contractor;

3. Repeat measurement to confirm finding; and

4. Increase monitoring frequency to daily.

1. Check monitoring data submitted by ET;

2. Check Contractor’s working method; and

3. Review and advise the ET and ER on the effectiveness of the proposed remedial measures.

1. Notify Contractor.

1. Identify source, investigate the causes of exceedance and propose remedial measures

2. Rectify any unacceptable practice and implement remedial measures; and

3. Amend working methods agreed with ER if appropriate.

 2. Exceedance for two or more consecutive samples

 Identify source, investigate the causes of exceedance and propose remedial measures;

2. Inform IEC,ER and Contractor;

3. Advise the ER and Contractor on the effectiveness of the proposed remedial measures;

4. Repeat measurements to confirm findings;

5. Increase monitoring frequency to daily;

6. Discuss with IEC, ER and Contractor on remedial actions required;

7. If exceedance continues, arrange meeting with IEC and ER; and

8. If exceedance stops, cease additional monitoring.

1. Check monitoring data submitted by ET;

2. Check Contractor’s working method;

3. Discuss with ET and Contractor on possible remedial measures;

4. Advise the ET and ER on the effectiveness of the proposed remedial measures; and

5. Supervise Implementation of remedial measures.

1. Confirm receipt of notification of failure in writing;

2. Notify Contractor; and

3. Supervise and ensure remedial measures properly implemented.

 

1. Identify source, investigate the causes of exceedance and propose remedial measures

2. Submit proposals for remedial actions to ER with a copy to ET and IEC within 3 working days of notification;

3. Implement the agreed proposals; and

4. Amend proposal if appropriate.

 LIMIT LEVEL

 1.Exceedance for one sample

 Identify source, investigate the causes of exceedance and propose remedial measures;

2. Inform ER, Contractor, IEC and EPD;

3. Repeat measurement to confirm finding;

4. Increase monitoring frequency to daily;

5. Assess effectiveness of Contractor’s remedial actions and keep IEC, EPD and ER informed of the results.

1. Check monitoring data submitted by ET;

2. Check Contractor’s working method;

3. Discuss with ET, ER and Contractor on possible remedial measures;

4. Advise the ER and ET on the effectiveness of the proposed remedial measures;

5. Supervise implementation of remedial measures.

1. Confirm receipt of notification of failure in writing;

2. Notify Contractor; and

3. Supervise and ensure remedial measures properly implemented.

1. Identify source, investigate the causes of exceedance and propose remedial measures;

2. Take immediate action to avoid further exceedance;

3. Submit proposals for remedial actions to ER with a copy to ET and IEC within 3 working days of notification;

4. Implement the agreed proposals; and

5. Amend proposal if appropriate.

2.Exceedance for two or more consecutive samples

1. Notify IEC, ER, Contractor and EPD;

2. Identify source;

3. Repeat measurement to confirm findings;

4. Increase monitoring frequency to daily;

5. Carry out analysis of Contractor’s working procedures to determine possible mitigation to be implemented;

6. Arrange meeting with IEC, Contractorand ER to discuss the remedial actions to be taken;

7. Assess effectiveness of Contractor’s remedial actions and keep IEC, EPD and ER informed of the results;

8. If exceedancestops, cease additional monitoring.

1. Check monitoring data submitted by ET;

2. Check Contractor’s working method;

3. Discuss amongst ER, ET, and Contractor on the potential remedial actions;

4. Review Contractor’s remedial actions whenever necessary to assure their effectiveness and advise the ER accordingly;and

5. Supervise the implementation of remedial measures.

1. Confirm receipt of notification of failure in writing;

2. Notify Contractor;

3. In consultation with the ET and IEC, agree with the Contractor on the remedial measures to be implemented;

4. Supervise and ensure remedial measures properly implemented;and

5. If exceedancecontinues, consider what portion of the work is responsible and instruct the Contractor to stop that portion of work until the exceedanceis abated.

1. Identify source, investigate the causes of exceedance and propose remedial measures;

2. Take immediate action to avoid further exceedance;

3. Submit proposals for remedial actions to ER with a copy to ET and IEC within 3 working days of notification;

4. Implement the agreed proposals;

5. Resubmit proposals if problem still not under control;

6. Stop the relevant portion of works as determined by the ER until the exceedanceis abated.

Abbreviations: ET – Environmental Team, IEC – Independent Environmental Checker, ER – Engineer’s Representative

 

Table J-2: Event / Action Plan for Construction Noise

 EVENT

 ACTION

 

ET

IEC

ER

CONTRACTOR

Action Level

1. Notify IEC, ER and Contractor;

2. Carry out investigation;

3. Report the results of investigation to the IEC, ER and Contractor;

4. Discuss jointly with the Contractor and formulate remedial measures;

5. Increase monitoring frequency to check mitigation effectiveness.

1. Review the monitoring data submitted by the ET;

2. Review the construction methods and proposed remedial measures by the Contractor, and advise the ET and ER if the proposed remedial measures would be sufficient;

3. Supervise the implementation of remedial measures.

1. Confirm receipt of notification of failure in writing;

2. Notify the Contractor;

3. Require Contractor to propose remedial measures for the analysed noise problem;

4. Ensure remedial measures are properly implemented

1. Submit noise mitigation proposals to ER and copy to the IEC and ET;

2. Implement noise mitigation proposals.

Limit Level

1. Identify source;

2. Inform IEC, ER and Contractor;

3. Repeat measurements to confirm findings;

4. Increase the monitoring frequency;

5. Carry out analysis of Contractor’s working procedures with the ER and Contractor to determine possible mitigation to be implemented;

6. Inform IEC, ER and Contractor the causes and actions taken for the exceedances;

7. Assess effectiveness of Contractor’s remedial actions and keep IEC informed of the results;

8. If exceedance stops, cease additional monitoring.

1. Discuss amongst the ER, ET, and Contractor on the potential remedial actions;

2. Review the Contractor’s remedial actions whenever necessary to assure their effectiveness and advise the ER accordingly;

3. Supervise the implementation of remedial measures.

1. Confirm receipt of notification of exceedance in writing;

2. Notify the Contractor;

3. Require the Contractor to propose remedial measures for the analysed noise problem;

4. Ensure remedial measures are properly implemented;

5. If exceedance continues, consider what portion of the work is responsible and instruct the Contractor to stop that portion of work until the exceedance is abated.

1. Take immediate action to avoid further exceedance;

2. Submit proposals for remedial actions to the ER and copy to the ET and IEC  within 3 working days of notification;

3. Implement the agreed proposals;

4. Resubmit proposals if problems still not under control;

5. Stop the relevant portion of works as determined by the ER until the exceedance is abated.

Abbreviations: ET – Environmental Team, IEC – Independent Environmental Checker, ER – Engineer’s Representative

Table J-3: Event / Action Plan for Water Quality

 EVENT

 ACTION

 

ET

IEC

ER

CONTRACTOR

Action level

being exceeded

by one sampling

day

1. Inform IEC, Contractor

and ER;

2. Check monitoring

data, all plant, equipment and Contractor’s

working methods; and

3. Discuss remedial

measures with IEC and

Contractor and ER.

1. Discuss with ET, ER and

Contractor on the implemented mitigation

measures;

2. Review proposals on

remedial measures

submitted by Contractor

and advise the ER

accordingly; and

3. Review and advise the ET and ER on the Effectiveness of the implemented mitigation measures.

1. Discuss with IEC, ET and

Contractor on the

Implemented mitigation

measures;

2. Make agreement on

the remedial measures to

be implemented;

3. Supervise the implementation of agreed remedial measures.

1. Identify source(s) of

impact;

2. Inform the ER and confirm notification of the noncompliance in

writing;

3. Rectify unacceptable

practice;

4. Check all plant and

equipment;

5. Consider changes of

working methods;

6. Discuss with ER, ET and IEC and

purpose remedial

measures to IEC and ER; and

7. Implement the agreed mitigation measures.

Action level

being exceeded

by more than

one consecutive

sampling days

1. Repeat in-situ measurement on next day of exceedance to confirm findings;

2. Inform IEC, Contractor and ER;

3. Check monitoring data, all plant, equipment and Contractor’s working methods;

4. Discuss remedial measures with IEC, contractor and ER

5. Ensure remedial measures are implemented

1. Discuss with ET, Contractor and ER on the implemented mitigation measures;

2. Review the proposed remedial measures submitted by Contractor and advise the ER accordingly;

and

3. Review and advise the ET and ER on the effectiveness of the implemented mitigation measures.

1. Discuss with ET, IEC and Contractor on the proposed mitigation measures;

2. Make agreement on the remedial measures to be implemented;

and

3. Discuss with ET,IEC and Contractor on the effectiveness of the implemented remedial measures.

1. Identify source(s) of impact;

2. Inform the ER and confirm notification of the noncompliance in writing;

3. Rectify unacceptable practice;

4. Check all plant and equipment and consider changes of working methods;

5. Discuss with ET, IEC and ER and submit proposal of remedial measures to ER and IEC within 3 working days of notification;

and

6. Implement the agreed mitigation measures.

Limit level being

exceeded by one

sampling day

1. Repeat measurement

on next day of exceedance to

confirm findings;

2. Inform IEC, Contractor

and ER;

3. Rectify unacceptable

practice;

4. Check monitoring data, all

plant, equipment and Contractor’s working methods;

5. Consider changes of working methods;

6. Discuss mitigation measures with IEC, ER and Contractor;

and

7. Ensure the agreed remedial measures are implemented

1. Discuss with ET, Contractor and ER on the implemented mitigation measures;

2. Review the proposed

remedial measures submitted by Contractor

and advise the ER accordingly;

and

3. Review and advise the ET

and ER on the effectiveness

of the implemented mitigation measures.

1. Discuss with ET, IEC and

Contractor on the implemented remedial

measures;

2. Request Contractor to critically review the working methods;

3. Make agreement on the remedial measures to be implemented;

and

4. Discuss with ET, IEC and Contractor on the effectiveness of the implemented remedial measures.

1. Identify source(s) of

impact;

2. Inform the ER and confirm notification of the noncompliance in

writing;

3. Rectify unacceptable practice;

4. Check all plant and equipment and consider changes of Working methods;

5. Discuss with ET, IEC and ER and submit proposal of additional mitigation measures to ER and IEC within 3 working days of notification;

and

6. Implement the agreed remedial measures.

Limit level being

exceeded by more

than one

consecutive

sampling days

1. Inform IEC, contractor

and ER;

2. Check monitoring

data, all plant, equipment and Contractor’s working methods;

3. Discuss mitigation measures with IEC, ER and Contractor;

and

4. Ensure mitigation measures are

implemented; and

5. Increase the monitoring frequency to daily until no exceedance of Limit Level for two consecutive days

1. Discuss with ET, Contractor and ER on the implemented mitigation measures;

2. Review the proposed remedial measures submitted by Contractor

and advise the ER accordingly;

and

3. Review and advise the ET and ER on the effectiveness of the implemented mitigation measures.

1. Discuss with ET, IEC and Contractor on the implemented remedial measures;

2. Request Contractor to critically review the working methods;

3. Make agreement on the remedial measures to be implemented;

4. Discuss with ET and IEC on the effectiveness of the implemented mitigation measures;

and

5. Consider and instruct, if necessary, the Contractor to slow down or to stop all or part of the dredging activities until no exceedance of Limit level.

1. Identify source(s) of impact;

2. Inform the ER and confirm notification of the noncompliance in writing;

3. Rectify Unacceptable practice;

4. Check all plant and equipment and consider changes of working methods;

5. Discuss with ET, IEC and ER and submit proposal of additional mitigation measures to ER and IEC within 3 working days of notification;

and

6. Implement the agreed remedial measures.

7. As directed by the ER, to slow down or stop all or part of the dredging activities until no exceedance of Limit level.

Abbreviations: ET – Environmental Team, IEC – Independent Environmental Checker, ER – Engineer’s Representative


 

 

Table J-4: Actions in the event of LFG being detected

 Parameter

Monitoring Results

Actions

O2

<19% v/v

Increase underground ventilation to restore O2 to >19% v/v

<18% v/v

Stop works, evacuate all personnel, prohibit entry, and increase ventilation to restore O2 level to >19%

CH4

>10% LEL

Prohibit hot works, increase ventilation to restore CH4 to <10% LEL

>20% LEL

Stop works, evacuate all personnel, increase ventilation further to restore CH4 to <10% LEL

CO2

>0.5% v/v

Increase ventilation to restore C O2 to <0.5% v/v

>1.5% v/v

Stop works, evacuate all personnel, increase ventilation further to restore CO2 to <0.5%

Note: Depending on the results of the measurements, actions required will vary and should be set down by the Safety Officer or another appropriately qualified person. As a minimum these should encompass those actions specified in the above table.

Table J-5: Event / Action Plan for Ambient Arsenic Monitoring

EVENT

ACTION

ET

IEC

ER

CONTRACTOR

ACTION LEVEL

1. Exceedance for one sample

1. Identify source, investigate the causes of exceedance and propose remedial measures;

2. Inform IEC,ER and Contractor;

3. Repeat measurement to confirm finding; and

4. Increase monitoring frequency to daily.

1. Check monitoring data submitted by ET;

2. Check Contractor’s working method; and

3. Review and advise the ET and ER on the effectiveness of the proposed remedial measures.

1. Notify Contractor.

1. Rectify any unacceptable practice;

2. Amend working methods if appropriate

 

 2. Exceedance for two or more consecutive samples

 1. Identify source, investigate the causes of exceedance and propose remedial measures;

2. Inform IEC,ER and Contractor;

3. Advise the ER and Contractor on the effectiveness of the proposed remedial measures;

4. Repeat measurements to confirm findings;

5. Increase monitoring frequency to daily;

6. Discuss with IEC, ER and Contractor on remedial actions required;

7. If exceedance continues, arrange meeting with IEC and ER; and

8. If exceedance stops, cease additional monitoring.

1. Check monitoring data submitted by ET;

2. Check Contractor’s working method;

3. Discuss with ET and Contractor on possible remedial measures;

4. Advise the ET and ER on the effectiveness of the proposed remedial measures; and

5. Supervise Implementation of remedial measures.

1. Confirm receipt of notification of failure in writing;

2. Notify Contractor; and

3. Supervise and ensure remedial measures properly implemented.

 

1. Submit proposals for remedial actions to ER with a copy to ET and IEC within 3 working days of notification;

2. Implement the agreed proposals; and

3. Amend proposal if appropriate.

 LIMIT LEVEL

 1.Exceedance for one sample

 1. Identify source, investigate the causes of exceedance and propose remedial measures;

2. Inform ER, Contractor, IEC and EPD;

3. Repeat measurement to confirm finding;

4. Increase monitoring frequency to daily;

5. Assess effectiveness of Contractor’s remedial actions and keep IEC, EPD and ER informed of the results.

1. Check monitoring data submitted by ET;

2. Check Contractor’s working method;

3. Discuss with ET, ER and Contractor on possible remedial measures;

4. Advise the ER and ET on the effectiveness of the proposed remedial measures;

5. Supervise implementation of remedial measures.

1. Confirm receipt of notification of failure in writing;

2. Notify Contractor; and

3. Supervise and ensure remedial measures properly implemented.

1. Identify source, investigate the causes of exceedance and propose remedial measures;

2. Take immediate action to avoid further exceedance;

3. Submit proposals for remedial actions to ER with a copy to ET and IEC within 3 working days of notification;

4. Implement the agreed proposals; and

5. Amend proposal if appropriate.

2.Exceedance for two or more consecutive samples

1. Notify IEC, ER, Contractor and EPD;

2. Identify source;

3. Repeat measurement to confirm findings;

4. Increase monitoring frequency to daily;

5. Carry out analysis of Contractor’s working procedures to determine possible mitigation to be implemented;

6. Arrange meeting with IEC, Contractor and ER to discuss the remedial actions to be taken;

7. Assess effectiveness of Contractor’s remedial actions and keep IEC, EPD and ER informed of the results;

8. If exceedance stops, cease additional monitoring.

1. Discuss amongst ER, ET, and Contractor on the potential remedial actions;

2. Review Contractor’s remedial actions whenever necessary to assure their effectiveness and advise the ER accordingly;

3. Supervise the implementation of remedial measures

 

1. Confirm receipt of notification of failure in writing;

2. Notify Contractor;

3. In consultation with the ET and IEC, agree with the Contractor on the remedial measures to be implemented;

4. Supervise and ensure remedial measures properly implemented; and

5. If exceedance continues, consider what portion of the work is responsible and instruct the Contractor to stop that portion of work until the exceedanceis abated.

1. Take immediate action to avoid further exceedance;

2. Submit proposals for remedial actions to ER with a copy to ET and IEC within 3 working days of notification;

3. Implement the agreed proposals;

4. Resubmit proposals if problem still not under control;

5. Stop the relevant portion of works as determined by the ER until the exceedance is abated.

Abbreviations: ET – Environmental Team, IEC – Independent Environmental Checker, ER – Engineer’s Representative

 

Table J-6.1 Action and Limit Levels and Responses to Evidence of Disturbance to Waterbirds using in Ng Tung, Sheung Yue and Shek Sheung Rivers

Action Level

Response

Limit Level

Response

Construction Phase

Decline in numbers of all waterbird species relative to numbers during Baseline Monitoring

such that the Action

Level response is

triggered.

Investigate cause and if

cause identified as

related to NDAs project

instigate remedial

action to remove or

reduce source of

disturbance.

Decline in numbers

of all waterbird

species relative to

numbers during

Baseline Monitoring

such that the Limit

Level response is

triggered.

Investigate cause

and if caused

identified as related

to NDAs project

instigate remedial

action. Review and

adjust LVNP

management

measures to improve

conditions for

affected species.

Decline in numbers

of any one waterbird

species occurring in

significant numbers*

during Baseline

Monitoring such that

the Action Level

response is

triggered.

Investigate cause and if

cause identified as

related to NDAs project

instigate remedial

action to remove or

reduce source of

disturbance.

Decline in numbers

of any one waterbird

species occurring in

significant numbers*

during Baseline

Monitoring such that

the Limit Level

response is

triggered.

Investigate cause

and if caused

identified as related

to NDAs project

instigate remedial

action. Review and

adjust LVNP

management

measures to improve

conditions for

affected species.

* Whether numbers are significant will depend on species and season and should be determined following collection and evaluation of Baseline survey data.

 

Table J-6.2 Action and Limit Levels and Responses to Evidence of Declines in Aquatic Fauna

Action Level

Response

Limit Level

Response

Construction Phase

Reduction in species diversity such that Action Level response is triggered.

Investigate cause and if cause identified as related to Project instigate remedial action to remove or reduce source of disturbance.

Reduction in taxa diversity such that Limit Level response is trggered.

Investigate cause and if caused identified as related to Project instigate remedial action.

 

* Whether numbers are significant will depend on species and season. Significance threshold for each species should be reviewed following collection of Baseline survey data.

Table J-6.3 Action and Limit Levels and Responses to Evidence of Declines in non-aquatic Fauna

Action Level

Response

Limit Level

Response

Construction Phase

Reduction in species diversity such that Action Level response is triggered.

Investigate cause and if cause identified as related to Project instigate remedial action to remove or reduce source of disturbance.

Reduction in taxa diversity such that Limit Level response is trggered.

Investigate cause and if caused identified as related to Project instigate remedial action.

* Whether numbers are significant will depend on species and season. Significance threshold for each species should be reviewed following collection of Baseline survey data.