North East New Territories (NENT) Landfill Extension

 

Baseline Monitoring Report for Construction Phase Landscape and Visual Monitoring

 

2022-12-23

ET Certification

[JM1] IEC Verification

 

Contents

Executive Summary. 2

1. ...... Introduction. 3

1.1....... Background. 3

2. ...... Landscape and Visual Monitoring. 4

2.1 Monitoring Requirement 4

2.2 Monitoring Parameters, Frequency and Location 4

2.3 Monitoring Result 4

 

Appendix

Appendix A

Photographic Records for LCAs, LRs and VSRs (NENTX-VHK-RP-E-ZZ-005-I01)


Executive Summary

Aurecon Hong Kong Limited (Aurecon) was appointed to undertake the role of Environmental Team (ET) and carry out Environmental Monitoring and Audit for the North East New Territories (NENT) Landfill Extension.

 

An Environmental Permit (EP) No. EP-292/2007 was issued by the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) on 26 November 2007 for the construction of this project based on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report (Register No: AEIAR-111/2007) approved by the EPD. The latest EP No. FEP-01/292/2007 was subsequently issued by the EPD in April 2022.

 

In accordance with the requirements specified in Section 8.2 of the approved Environmental Monitoring and Audit (EM&A), photographic records of the project site should be taken at the time when the DBO Contractor take over the site, which should be approved by the IC. The approved photographic records should be submitted to the Project Proponent, ET, IEC and EPD.

 

Baseline condition with photographic records taken in May 2022. The photographic records has been prepared by Veolia and submitted to IC on 14 December 2022. IC has approved the photographic records on 28 December 2022.

1.                  Introduction

1.1.              Background

1.1.1.            The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) commissioned a study in Year 2000 on the Extension of Existing Landfills and Identification of Potential New Waste Disposal Sites. Amongst the potential sites recommended in this territory-wide study is the extension of the existing North-East New Territories (NENT) Landfill, with a target capacity of about 19 Mm3. The proposed extension of about 70 ha, is located immediately east of the existing NENT Landfill. A large proportion of the Extension area is in fact the Stockpile and Borrow Area of the existing landfill.

1.1.2.            The North-East New Territories Landfill Extension (the NENTX Project) is a designated project. The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report (AEIAR-111/2007) and an Environmental Monitoring and Audit Manual were approved on 20 September 2007. The project is governed by an Environmental Permit (EP) (EP-292/2007) which was granted on 26 November 2007. A further of EP (FEP) was applied and the FEP (FEP-01/292/2007) was subsequently granted in April 2022.

1.1.3.            In accordance with the requirements specified in Section 2.5, Section 2.10 and Section 12.2 of the approved Environmental Monitoring and Audit (EM&A) and Environmental Permit (EP and FEP) condition 3.2, baseline monitoring report for Dust, Noise and Surface Water Monitoring has been submitted to the Director of Environmental Protection (DEP) for approval before commencement of construction.

1.1.4.            Aurecon Hong Kong Limited (Aurecon) was appointed to undertake the role of Environmental Team (ET) for the baseline monitoring programme. The baseline monitoring covered Air Quality, Noise and Surface Water Quality.


2.                  Landscape and Visual Monitoring

2.1            Monitoring Requirement

2.1.1          According to Section 8 of the Updated EM&A Manual, the design, implementation and maintenance of landscape mitigation measures should be checked to ensure that they are fully implemented and that potential conflicts between the proposed landscape measures and other construction and operational requirements are timely resolved without compromise to the intention of the proposed mitigation measures. Photographic records for baseline landscape and visual monitoring of NENTX Project site should be taken at the time when Veolia take over the site and then be approved by the Independent Consultant (IC). .

2.2            Monitoring Parameters, Frequency and Location

2.2.1          The detail monitoring parameters, frequency and location are provided in Appendix A.

2.3            Monitoring Result

2.3.1          The monitoring results are provided in Appendix A.


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