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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Air Quality

Noise

Water Quality

Dolphin Monitoring (Line-transect Vessel Surveys)

Underwater Noise Monitoring

Dolphin North-South Movement Monitoring

Dolphin Acoustic Behaviour Monitoring

1          INTRODUCTION

Background

Purpose of the Report

Structure of the Baseline Monitoring Report

2          AIR QUALITY

Monitoring Requirement

Monitoring Locations  

Monitoring Equipment

Monitoring Parameters, Frequency and Duration

Monitoring Methodology and Quality Assurance / Quality Control (QA/QC) Procedure

24 hour TSP and RSP Air Quality Monitoring

Instrumentation

HVS Installation

Filters Preparation

Operating/Analytical Procedures         

Maintenance/Calibration         

1 hour TSP Air Quality Monitoring     

Measuring Procedures 

Maintenance/Calibration

Results and Observations

Results

Observations

Action and Limit Levels

3          NOISE

Monitoring Requirement

Monitoring Locations

Monitoring Equipment

Monitoring Parameters, Frequency and Duration

Monitoring Methodology and QA/QC Procedures

Field Monitoring

Maintenance and Calibration

Results and Observations

Results

Observations

Action and Limit Levels

4          WATER QUALITY

Monitoring Requirement

Monitoring Locations

Monitoring Equipment

Monitoring Equipment

Monitoring Parameters, Frequency

Monitoring Methodology

Instrumentation

Operating/Analytical Procedures

Laboratory Analytical Methods

QA/QC Requirements

Maintenance and Calibration

Results and Observations

Results

Observations

Action and Limit Levels

5          DOLPHIN MONITORING (LINE-TRANSECT VESSEL SURVEYS)

6          UNDERWATER NOISE MONITORING

7          DOLPHIN NORTH-SOUTH MOVEMENT

8          DOLPHIN ACOUSTIC BEHAVIOUR

9          COMMENTS AND CONCLUSIONS

 

 

LIST OF TABLES

 

Table I             Baseline Air Quality Monitoring Period

Table II            Baseline Noise Monitoring Period

Table III           Baseline Water Quality Monitoring Period

Table IV          Baseline Dolphin Monitoring Period

Table 1.1         Summary of EM&A Documents

Table 2.1         Location for Air Quality Monitoring Locations

Table 2.2         Frequency and Parameters of Air Quality Monitoring

Table 2.3         Summary of Baseline 1-hour TSP Monitoring Results

Table 2.4         Summary of Baseline 24-hour TSP Monitoring Result

Table 2.5         Influencing Factors at Dust Monitoring Stations

Table 2.6         Guidelines for Establishing Action and Limit Levels for Air Quality

Table 2.7         Action and Limit Levels for 1-hour TSP

Table 2.8         Action and Limit Levels for 24-hour TSP

Table 3.1         Location for Noise Monitoring Stations

Table 3.2         Frequency and Parameters of Noise Monitoring

Table 3.3         Type of Measurement

Table 3.4         Summary of Daytime Noise Monitoring Results (Normal Weekdays)

Table 3.5         Summary of Evening-Time & Daytime (Holidays) Noise Monitoring Results

Table 3.6         Summary of Night-Time Noise Monitoring Results

Table 3.7         Influencing Factors at Noise Monitoring Stations

Table 3.8         Action Limit Levels for Noise during Construction Period

Table 4.1         Location for Marine Water Quality Monitoring Locations

Table 4.2        Water Quality Monitoring Equipment at SRA

Table 4.3         Water Quality Monitoring Parameters and Frequency

Table 4.4         Methods for Laboratory Analysis for Water Samples

Table 4.5         Action and Limit Levels for Water Quality

Table 4.6         Calculated Action and Limit Levels for Water Quality

Table 4.7         Updated Action and Limit Levels for Water Quality

Table 5.1         Date of Baseline Dolphin Monitoring

Table 5.2         Action and Limit Levels for Dolphin Impact Monitoring

Table 5.3         Calculated Action and Limit Levels for Dolphin Impact Monitoring

Table 5.4         Event/Action Plan for Dolphin Monitoring

Table 6.1         The Hourly Average Baseline Monitoring Results, dB re 1Ž╠Parms

Table 6.2         Event/Action Plan for Underwater Noise Monitoring

Table 7.1         Values of all response variables in the presence and absence of vessels by time of day, size of group, and maximum number of vessels present

Table 7.2         Proportion of time spent in each behavioural state in the absence and presence of vessels within 500 m

Table 7.3         Event and Action Plan on Dolphin Movement and Behaviour

Table 8.1         Values of the two response variables of dolphin acoustic behaviour collected by calibrated hydrophone (average clicks and whistles per minutes) by size of group, behavioural state and time of day

Table 8.2         Event and Action Plan on Dolphin Movement and Behaviour

 

 

LIST OF FIGURES

 

Figure 1           Site Layout Plan

Figure 2           Locations of Air Quality and Noise Monitoring Stations

Figure 3           Locations of Marine Water Quality Monitoring Stations

Figure 4           Location of Dolphin Transect Survey

Figure 5           Location of Underwater Noise Monitoring Station

Figure 6           Location of Land-based Dolphin Behaviour and Movement Monitoring Station

 

 

LIST OF APPENDICES

 

Appendix A     Baseline Air Quality, Noise, Water Quality, Underwater Noise and Land-based Dolphin Behaviour and Movement Monitoring Schedule

Appendix B     Weather Conditions during Baseline Monitoring Period

Appendix C     Baseline Water Quality Monitoring Results, Graphical Presentation of Data and Laboratory Testing Report for SRA

Appendix D     Calibration Certificate for Water Quality Monitoring Equipment at SRA

Appendix E     Baseline Underwater Noise Monitoring Report

Appendix F      Baseline Land-based Dolphin Behaviour and Movement Monitoring Report

Appendix G     Baseline Air, Noise and Water Quality Monitoring Data and Dolphin Baseline Monitoring Report prepared under Baseline Monitoring Works in 2011

Appendix H     Baseline Dolphin Acoustic Behaviour Monitoring Report