Contents

1...... Introduction.. 1

1.1  Purpose. 1

1.2  Scope. 1

1.3  Description of Works. 1

2...... Implementation of Spill Response Plan.. 2

2.1  Emergency Response Team.. 2

2.2  Roles Responsibilities. 2

2.3  General On-Site Practice. 3

2.3.1    Storage. 3

2.3.2    Transportation. 4

2.4  Spillage Control Materials. 4

2.5  Inventory of Hazardous Chemical 4

2.6  Spillage Response. 4

2.6.1    Spillage Contained on Land. 4

2.6.2    Spillage into the Marine Environment 5

2.6.3    Protection of Sensitive Receptors. 6

2.7  Dolphin Contingency Plan.. 7

2.7.1    Initial Response. 7

2.7.2    Efforts to Isolate Spill Areas from Chinese White Dolphins. 7

2.8  Training. 7

 

Appendix A            Site Location Plan

Appendix B            Spill Kit Details                                                             

Appendix C            Flow Diagram for Handling Spillage          


1      Introduction

1.1    Purpose

The purpose of this Spill Response Plan is to detail the actions to be taken by Leighton Contractors (Asia) Limited and Chun Wo Construction & Co., Ltd Joint Venture (known as the JV) and its subcontractors and suppliers during construction of the Hong KongíV Zhuhai íV Macao Bridge, Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities íV Remaining Ancillary Buildings and Facilities and associated works under Highways Department Contract number HY/2014/05 which is part of the Hong Kong íV Zhuhai íV Macao Bridge in the event of accidental spillage of oil or other hazardous chemicals from construction activities for the Project, with specific provisions for protecting marine ecology and the Chinese White Dolphins.

 

The preparation and implementation of this Spill Response Plan is a mandatory requirement under section 2.7 of the Environmental Permit no. EP-353/2009/J.

1.2    Scope

This Spill Response Plan applies to the activities of the JV during the construction of Contract No. HY/2014/05.

1.3    Description of Works

The works for Contract No. HY/2014/05 comprise:

íP         Construction of ancillary buildings and facilities including architectural and builders works, structural steel canopy, reinforced concrete frames, foundations, curtain wall facade, building services and electrical and mechanical works;

o  Public Toilet at Vehicle Clearance Plaza (VCP)

o  C&ED Dangerous Goods Store

o  Customs Detective Dog Base Building

o  C&ED Outbound Cargo Examination Building and Examination Platform

o  Inbound Private Car Annexure

o  Outbound Private Car Annexure

o  E&M Maintenance Building

o  Highways Depot & Administration Building

o  Outbound X-ray Building

o  Outbound X-ray Scan Tunnel

o  Inbound X-ray Scan Tunnel

íP         Construction of civil provisions, cable containment and power supply for the following systems including Extra Low Voltage (ELV) installed by Contract No. HY/2013/03, Automatic Vehicle Clearance Support System (AVCSS) installed by Contract No. HY/2013/06 and Gantry Type X-ray Vehicle Inspection System installed by Contract No. HY/2014/04.

íP         Supply and installation of Mobile X-ray Vehicle Inspection System and other standalone equipment;

íP         Construction of minor civil engineering works at the periphery of the buildings;

íP         Construction of minor Landscape hardworks and softworks; and

íP         Other works which are shown on the Drawings or specified in the Specification or which may be ordered in accordance with the Contract.

The major scope of works for this Contract is the construction of ancillary buildings and facilities as listed in the first bullet point of this section. This Contract does not involve any marine construction works, vessel operation or works adjacent to the seawall.

 

The site location plan is shown in Appendix A.

2      Implementation of Spill Response Plan

2.1    Emergency Response Team

An emergency team shall be established for the Project to deal with spillage cases promptly. The list of the Emergency Response Team members is shown in Table 1.

 

Table 1: The Emergency Response Team Contact List

Name

Position

Telephone

E-mail

Iain Hubert

Emergency Team Leader

3973 0588

iain.hubert@lcwjv.com

Alfred She

Deputy Emergency Team Leader

9835 5395

alfred.she@lcwjv.com

Alan Wong

Emergency Safety Representative (Site Safety Manager)

6463 3541

KH.Wong@lcwjv.com

Donald Ip

Emergency Environmental Representative (Environmental Officer)

6461 8635

donald.ip@lcwjv.com

Choi Kwok Hang

Emergency Work Team Leader (Superintendent)

9864 4607

Nil

Vincent Yeung

Emergency Work Team Member (Foreman)

5481 7151

Nil

2.2    Roles Responsibilities

Emergency Team Leader

íP           Coordinate of all emergency situations;

íP           Determine the seriousness of the cases to take appropriate responding actions;

íP           Deploy sufficient manpower and resource to handle the emergency situation;

íP           Lead the emergency team to carry out appropriate emergency measures to minimize impacts arising from spillage incidents;

íP           Inform the Emergency Safety/ Environmental Representatives, Emergency Work Team member and the ER as soon as possible in case of an spillage incidents; and

íP           Ensure the staffs are well trained for emergency procedures.

 

Deputy Emergency Team Leader

íP           Assist the Emergency Team Leader to carry out his responsibilities in their area-in-charge.

 

Emergency Safety Representative

íP           Assist and advice the Emergency Team Leader in handling of spillage in terms of safety aspect; and

íP           Ensure the whole emergency situations are handled in compliance with all safety procedures and regulation.

 

Emergency Environmental Representative (Environmental Officer)

íP           Assist and advice the Emergency Team Leader in handling of spillage in terms of environmental aspect; and

íP           Ensure the whole emergency situations are handled in compliance with all environmental procedures and regulation.

 

Emergency Work Team Leader (Superintendent)

íP           Assist the Emergency Team Leader in site level including the mobilization of the plant/equipment/ materials to handle the spillage;

íP           Familiar with the emergency spill respond procedures;

íP           Ensure the spill kits and relevant personal protective equipment are in place and in good condition; and

íP           Maintain the inventory of oil and hazardous chemical on site.

 

Emergency Work Team Member (Foremen)

íP           Follow the instruction made by the Emergency Work Team Leader; and

íP           Familiar with the emergency spill respond procedures.

 

2.3    General On-Site Practice

In order to minimize the possibilities of accidental spillage of oil or other hazardous chemicals in the construction site, the following general on site practices for handling the oil or other hazardous chemicals will be implemented on site as far as possible:

2.3.1    Storage

íP         The storage areas of oil/ hazardous chemicals should be located remote from the coast and any other water bodies as far as practicable;

íP         The oil/ hazardous chemicals containers should be placed within drip tray(s);

íP         Provide tightly closed lids so as to avoid leakage of oil/ hazardous chemicals;

íP         Stacking of the containers properly so as to prevent the falling of such containers;

íP         Label the storage containers and the chemical tanks according to the EPDíŽs ížCode of Practice on the Packaging, Labelling and Storage of Chemical WastesíĘ;

íP         Provide adequate ventilation in the storage area as necessary;

íP         Prohibit open flames and smoking near the chemical storage and fuel storage areas;

íP         Inspected the storage area regularly to ensure compliance with Waste Disposal Ordinance (Cap 354) and Dangerous Goods Ordinance (Cap 295);

íP         Store large and heavy containers on the floor as far as possible and avoid storing these containers higher than 0.75m above the floor level;

íP         Keep all chemical, chemical waste and fuel oil storage containers below eye level for easy inspection;

íP         Provide adequate space for safe and easy handling and inspection of the containers;

íP         Maintain an up-to-date log of all chemicals, chemical waste and fuel oil stored at site;

íP         Separate incompatible chemicals from one another;

íP         Keep the ingress to the chemical storage area locked and restrict access; and

íP         Provide a bucket of dry sand and a suitable fire extinguisher in the storage area.

2.3.2    Transportation

íP         Use a suitably sized container so as to avoid overfilling;

íP         Use pumps to transfer oil/ hazardous chemical instead of manually pouring them;

íP         Provide a containment structure able to hold any chemicals or chemical waste that is accidentally spilled;

íP         Label the oil/ hazardous chemical containers suitably;

íP         Use suitable carrying equipment to transfer the oil/ hazardous chemical containers from one location to another; and

íP         Only employ and use suitably licensed, trained and responsible chemical waste collection persons to carry out the transportation requirements.

2.4    Spillage Control Materials

2 sets of standard Spill Kits will be available on site. The standard Spill Kits includes items such as pads, pillow and Secondary Oil Containment (SOC). SOC is used to enclose the spillage area to contain the spillage spreading outside of the SOC. The pads and pillow are used for absorbing and removing the spillage within the SOC. The standard spill kit detail is shown in Appendix B.

 

An additional spill kit will be available with the Environmental Officer.

2.5    Inventory of Hazardous Chemical

An inventory of the oil and hazardous chemicals that are stored on site will be recorded, maintained and updated regularly. The details, amounts and location of the materials will be recorded. The superintendent will be responsible for maintaining such record on site.

2.6    Spillage Response

The spillage response shall be carried out to minimize the amount of oil or hazardous chemicals to the marine environment in case of spillage.

2.6.1    Spillage Contained on Land

The following procedures shall be taken when there is a spillage contained on land:

1)       Immediately inform the Emergency Team of the spill incident;

2)       Take all possible measures to reduce or stop the spillage source;

3)       Confine the spillage by using sand/ cement/ absorptive materials with suitable personal protective equipment;

4)       Clean up the confined spillage by using dry sand or sawdust;

5)       The contaminated sand / sawdust / other materials shall be collected and put into black plastic bags and shall be clearly labelled as "chemical waste"; and

6)       All collected chemical waste shall be placed in an area designated for chemical waste storage area.

 

2.6.2    Spillage into the Marine Environment

The main scope of work of the Contract does not include marine construction or vessel operation related to construction works. There is no works area adjacent to the seawall. The section is applied to uncontrollable large spillage on main site area to the marine environment.

 

The handling procedures and notification system is separated into two scenarios, namely within the area of spillage of 100m2 and over. At least 2 sets of standard Spill Kits will be available on site up to control marine spillage of up to 100m2 in size. The standard Spill Kits includes items such as pads, pillow and Secondary Oil Containment (SOC). SOC is used to enclose the spillage area to contain the spillage spreading outside of the SOC. The pads and pillow are used for absorbing and removing the spillage within the SOC.

 

All the persons shall responsible for observing the spill and to report this immediately to their immediate supervisor who shall inform the Emergency Team Leader. A site agent in Emergency Team shall be assigned to lead a working team and to deploy the Spill Kits to the spillage site. Depending on the scale of the spillage area of 100m2, there are two scenarios of spill response procedures to be applied.

 

Scenario 1 íV Spillage area within 100m2

íP         The Emergency Team Leader shall inform the parties such as EngineeríŽs Representative (ER), Environmental Team (ET), Independent Environmental Checker (IEC) and the emergency team members;

íP         The Emergency Team shall be responsible for organizing the manpower and resource to identify the spill source and stop or cease it;

íP         The Emergency Team who equip with suitable personal protective equipment to remove of any leaked chemical or chemical waste;

íP         The spillage area shall be contained by using SOC;

íP         Pads and pillow of the spill kit shall be applied to absorb and remove the spillage within the SOC;

íP         The absorbent pads and pillows will be collected by disposal bags as part of the spill kits item;

íP         The used spill kits will be treated, stored and disposed of as chemical waste according to the necessary procedures; and

íP         An incident report will be submitted to the ER, ET, IEC and Environmental Project Office (ENPO) within 2 working days.

 

Scenario 2 íV Spillage area exceed 100m2

íP         The Emergency Team Leader shall inform all parties such as ER, ET, IEC, Highways Department (HyD), Marine Department (MD), Fire Services Department (FSD), Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD), Environmental Protection Department (EPD) and the Project Emergency Team members immediately. The contacts of the other concerned parties are shown in Table 2.

íP         The weather forecast for the area will also be used to determine the likely direction of movement (if any) of the surface spill.

íP         The Emergency Team shall be responsible for organizing the manpower and resource to identify the spill source and stop or cease it.

íP         The Emergency Team who equip with suitable personal protective equipment to remove any leaked chemical or chemical waste.

íP         The spillage area shall be contained by using SOC.

íP         Pads and pillow of the spill kit shall be applied to absorb and remove the spillage within the SOC.

íP         The absorbent pads and pillows will be collected by disposal bags as part of the spill kits item.

íP         The used spill kits will be treated, stored and disposed of as chemical waste according to the necessary procedures.

íP         An incident report will be submitted to the ER, ET, IEC and ENPO within 2 working days.

 

Table 2: The Notification List of Other Concerned Parties

Contact

Telephone No.

Environmental Protection Department (Regional South Office)

2516 1718

Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department

2150 6882

Highways Department

2926 4111

Tung Chung Hospital (24 hrs hotline)

3467 7000

Fire Service Department (Tung Chung Fire Station)

2988 1898

Airport Authority (Integrated Airport Centre)

2910 1108

General Emergency Services

999

Labour Department

2717 1771

EngineeríŽs Representative íV Ernest Wong

6329 8428

Environmental Team Leader - Sharifah Or

2972 1802

Independent Environmental Checker íV Raymond Dai

5181 8401

2.6.3    Protection of Sensitive Receptors

The information that is outlined within this section will become applicable if the area of a spill is estimated to be greater than 100m2. In order to protect sensitive receivers within the vicinity of the HKBCF site during a spill of greater than 100m2 the following steps will be taken:

 

i)              The location of the spill relative to a sensitive water receivers such as water intakes and ecological sensitive receivers will be determined;

ii)             Absorbent booms, or similar, will be deployed near to the receptors to protect sensitive marine receptors;

iii)            The Contractor will immediately inform the relevant parties as outlined in Section 2.6 of this Plan;

iv)           The on shift Foremen or Emergency Team LeaderíŽs delegates will employ all possible mitigation measures in order to isolate the spill and minimize any potential adverse effects to sensitive marine receptors.

v)            Follow the procedures that are outlined in Appendix C; and

vi)           The Contractor, ER, ET and IEC will discuss and implement a suitable program of water sampling to monitor for any potential adverse effects to sensitive receptors.

 

2.7    Dolphin Contingency Plan

It is not known what specific impacts spill of diesel fuel, or other chemicals would have upon the Chinese White Dolphin (CWD) and its food supply. Given that these effects are unclear, a proactive approach will be used to isolate the CWDs from any spill response event on main site area to marine environment.

2.7.1    Initial Response

Observations from platform(s) as high as practicable will be used to determine the approximate size of a spill.

 

Whilst determining the size of the spill, it will be determined whether any CWDs are present in the vicinity of the spill.

 

The weather forecast for the area will also be used to determine the likely direction of movement (if any) of the surface spill. In addition the vessel traffic centre will be contacted to determine if any vessels may pass through the location of the spill.

 

A suitable course of action can then be decided upon once information such as the size of the spill, the proximity of any CWDs to the spills and the likelihood of the CWDs encountering the spill.

2.7.2    Efforts to Isolate Spill Areas from Chinese White Dolphins

The use of absorbent booms is an effective containment method for small spills within the marine environmental and will prevent the spread of a spill and thus help to minimize the potential for CWDs to come into contact with the spill. Deployment of such absorbent booms, together with teams of observers is considered to be an appropriate response to a small spill that can be cleaned up in the short term. The spill kits are available on site.

2.8    Training

The onsite workforce will receive training from Environmental Officer or his delegate regarding the measures outlined in this Plan during the Site Specific Environmental Induction Training. The Environmental Officer or his delegate shall conduct Tool Box Talks with the site workers regarding this Plan quarterly. All site workers will be required to receive this training. A refreshment training for the Site Specific Environmental Induction Training is conducted bi-yearly.

 

Emergency drill will be conducted with the Emergency Response Team bi-yearly.