(See Paragraph-6)
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(I) Basic Information
S.No.Item Details
Is your project Comes under Notified Industrial Area NA
Whether proposal involved violation of EIA notificationN/A
Weather Consent to Establishment ObtainedN/A
Upload copy of CTE N/A
Name of the Project/s Bamboo based Bioethanol Project
Brief summary of projectAnnexure-Brief summary of project
Proposal Number IA/AS/IND2/34822/2015
Project Cost 80000 lacs
S. No. in the schedule4(a) Petroleum refining industry
Project Sector Industrial Projects - 2
3. Proposed capacity/area/length/tonnage to be handled/command area/lease area/number or wells to be drilled The biorefinery will annually convert 3,00,000 tonnes of bamboo (on dry basis) into 50,000 tonnes of fuel grade bioethanol and 30,000 tonnes of biochemicals (acetic acid, furfural, furfuryl alcohol) ha.
5. Existing Capacity/Area etc.  ha.
6. Category of project i.e. 'A' or 'B' A
Does it attract the general condition? If yes, please specify No
Does it attract the specific condition? If yes, please specify No
Location of the projectVillage Owguri Chapori Gaon, adjacent to Numaligarh Refinery, Mouza-Morong, District Golaghat, Assam
Shape of the project landBlock (Polygon)
Uploaded GPS fileAnnexure-GPS file      
Uploaded copy of survey of India ToposheetAnnexure-Survey of india toposheet
Plot/Survey/Khasra No.Village Owguri Chapori, Dag no 193, 192/242, 193/243, 151, 155, 153, 187, 189, 190, 191, 192
Town / VillagePonkagrant, Numaligarh, District-Golaghat
State of the projectAssam
Details of State of the project State Name District Name Tehsil Name
Nearest railway station along with distance in kms Numaligarh Railway Station, 11 km
Nearest airport along with distance in kms Jorhat, 65 km
11. Nearest Town/City/District Headquarters along with distance in kms Golaghat , 30 km
12. Village Panchayats, Zila Parishad, Muncipal Corporation, Local body (Complete postal address with telephone nos. to be given)
13. Name of the Applicant Alok
14. Registered Address Pankagrant Numaligarh Refinery Complex Golaghat District, Assam Pin-785699
Address for correspondance:
Name of the Applicant Alok
Designation (Owner/ Partner/ CEO) CM(ENV)
Pin code 785699
Telephone No. 3776-265529
Fax No. 3776-03776265578
Copy of documents in support of the competence/authority of the person making this application to make application on behalf of the User Agency . NIL
Details of Alternative Sites examined, if any. Location of these sites should be shown on a toposheet No
17. Whether part of Interlinked projects? No
18. Whether separate application of Interlinked project has been submitted? N/A
If Yes, MoEF file numberN/A
Date of submissionN/A
20. If No, Reason N/A
Whether the proposal involves Approval/ Clearance under: if yes, details of the same and their status to be given
(i) Whether the proposal involves approval/clearance under the Forest (Conservation) Act,1980?No
(ii) Whether the proposal involves approval/clearance under the wildlife (Protection) Act,1972?No
(iii) Whether the proposal involves approval/clearance under the C.R.Z notification, 2011?No
Whether there is any Government Order/Policy relevant/relating to the site?No
Whether any Forest Land Involved?
Area of Forest land Involved (hectares)N/A
Whether there is any litigation pending against the project and/or land in which the project is proposed to be set up?No
(a) Name of the CourtN/A
(b) Name of the Sub courtN/A
(c) Case No.N/A
(d) Orders/directions of the court, if any and relevance with the proposed projectN/A
(II) Activity
1 Construction, operation or decommissioning of the Project involving actions, which will cause physical changes in the locality (topography, land use, changes in water bodies, etc.)
S.No Information/Checklist confirmation Yes/No Details there of (with approximate quantities/rates, wherever possible) with source of information data
1.1 Permanent or temporary change in land use, land cover or topography including increase in intensity of land use (with respect to local land use plan) No The proposed project shall be implemented adjacent to the existing refinery. Hence no change in land use, land cover or topography is envisaged.
1.2 Clearance of existing land, vegetation and buildings? No
1.3 Creation of new land uses? No
1.4 Pre-construction investigations e.g. bore houses, soil testing? No Soil investigation to be done
1.5 Construction works? Yes Construction of bamboo based bio ethanol project
1.6 Demolition works? No
1.7 Temporary sites used for construction works or housing of construction workers? No Construction workers shall be engaged from the nearby locality only, so no temporary houses will be constructed.
1.8 Above ground buildings, structures or earthworks including linear structures, cut and fill or excavations and fill or excavations Yes 1.“Fiberline” building for the fractionation of biomass and washing of the produced cellulose. The floor area is tentatively 170 x 21 m and the max. ht. of the building is approx. 30 m. 2.Distillation columns (max. ht. approx. 50 m.). 3.Tanks for the hydrolysis of cellulose, fermentation of sugars, and for storage of process chemicals, spent liquors etc. Max. vol. of individual tanks is approx.2000m3 4. Building & Stack of the power plant 5. Bamboo storage areas.
1.9 Underground works including mining or tunnelling? No
1.10 Reclamation works? No
1.11 Dredging? No
1.12 Offshore structures? No
1.13 Production and manufacturing processes? Yes The project aims at construction and operation of a Biorefinery that annually produces fuel ethanol and biochemical from bamboo.
1.14 Facilities for storage of goods or materials? Yes Temporary storage facilities shall be developed for safe keeping of construction materials, equipment etc.
1.15 Facilities for treatment or disposal of solid waste or liquid effluents? Yes Solid wastes generated during the construction activates shall be disposed off as per standard practices in line with the latest guidelines. liquid effluent generated if any shall be treated in the existing ETP.
1.16 Facilities for long term housing of operational workers? No The existing township shall accommodate few additional manpower for the complete project.
1.17 New road, rail or sea traffic during construction or operation? No
1.18 New road, rail, air water borne or other transport infrastructure including new or altered routes and stations, ports, airports etc? No
1.19 Closure or diversion of existing transport routes or infrastructure leading to changes in traffic movements? No
1.20 New or diverted transmission lines or pipelines? No
1.21 Impoundment, damming, culverting, realignment or other changes to the hydrology of watercourses or aquifers? No
1.22 Stream crossings? No
1.23 Abstraction or transfers of water from ground or surface waters? Yes Additional water requirement of 92 M3 per hour for the proposed project is within the the present permissible limit of 1200 M3 per hour.
1.24 Changes in water bodies or the land surface affecting drainage or run-off? No
1.25 Transport of personnel or materials for construction, operation or decommissioning? Yes There will be marginal increase in transport of personnel and material during construction. The existing infrastructure shall be used to cater the same.
1.26 Long-term dismantling or decommissioning or restoration works? No
1.27 Ongoing activity during decommissioning which could have an impact on the environment? No
1.28 Influx of people to an area in either temporarily or permanently? Yes Construction workers primarily from the nearby areas shall be involved during construction phase.
1.29 Introduction of alien species? No
1.30 Loss of native species or genetic diversity? No
1.31 Any other actions? No
2 Use of Natural resources for construction or operation of the Project (such as land, water, materials or energy, especially any resources which are non-renewable or in short supply):
S.No Information/Checklist confirmation Yes/No Details thereof (with approximate quantities/rates, wherever possible) with source of information data
2.1 Land especially undeveloped or agricultural land (ha) No Approx. 11 ha non-agricultural land to be used.
2.2 Water (expected source & competing users) unit: KLD Yes Operation of the biorefinery will consume fresh water mainly as make-up for cooling towers. The estimated consumption of fresh water is 2200 KLD, which is very less and shall be drawn from River Dhansiri within present permissible limit.
2.3 Minerals (MT) No
2.4 Construction material – stone, aggregates, sand / soil (expected source – MT) Yes Brick/stone and sand will be locally available.
2.5 Forests and timber (source – MT) No
2.6 Energy including electricity and fuels (source, competing users) Unit: fuel (MT),energy (MW) Yes Electricity requirement for operation of the process unit is 8.6 MW and the same is available from captive power plant.
2.7 Any other natural resources (use appropriate standard units) Yes The project aims at construction and operation of a Bio-Refinery that annually converts 3,00,000 tonnes of bamboo (on dry basis) that will be sourced from Assam and neighbouring states in North-East India.
3 Use, storage, transport, handling or production of substances or materials, which could be harmful to human health or the environment or raise concerns about actual or perceived risks to human health
S.No Information/Checklist confirmation Yes/No Details thereof (with approximate quantities/rates, wherever possible) with source of information data
3.1 Use of substances or materials, which are hazardous (as per MSIHC rules) to human health or the environment (flora, fauna, and water supplies Yes The applied biorefining technology is based on the fractionation of biomasses with a biosolvent, which is essentially an aqueous solution of formic and acetic acids. Etlanol, acetic acid and furfural are the chemical products that are less toxic & biodegradable. Therefore, the project applies inherently environmentally benign biorefining technology.
3.2 Changes in occurrence of disease or affect disease vectors (e.g. insect or water borne diseases) No
3.3 Affect the welfare of people e.g. by changing living conditions? No This project will create a significant employment & income to the rural areas of North East through growing, harvesting & logistics of bamboo.
3.4 Vulnerable groups of people who could be affected by the project e.g. hospital patients, children, the elderly etc. No
3.5 Any other causes No
4 Production of solid wastes during construction or operation or decommissioning (MT/month)
S.No Information/Checklist confirmation Yes/No Details thereof (with approximate quantities/rates, wherever possible) with source of information data
4.1 Spoil, overburden or mine wastes No
4.2 Municipal waste (domestic and or commercial wastes) Yes The domestic wastes will be collected systematically for necessary treatment as per the standard practice as existing in the present Refinery and Township.
4.3 Hazardous wastes (as per Hazardous Waste Management Rules) No The final residue will be boiler ash containing principally only the ash components of bamboo feed stock and the quantity is 0.9 Ton/Hr. This boiler ash can be utilised as fertiliser or in cement production. Annual consumption and production volumes of these chemicals and their estimated amounts in the biorefinery.Production or consumption, t/a Average amount in the biorefinery, Ethanol Product 49000 t/a Biosolvent-3300 t, Acetic acid Product 11000 t/a Furfural Product 19000 t/a Formic acid 6000
4.4 Other industrial process wastes No
4.5 Surplus product Yes The biorefining process co-produces combustible biocoal that contains lignin and other residual biomass components dissolved during biomass fractionation. Also, the unit produces 11 TMTPA of Acetic Acid and 19 TMTPA of Furfural, 159 TMTPA of Biocoal, 30 TMTPA of Stillage.
4.6 Sewage sludge or other sludge from effluent treatment No
4.7 Construction or demolition wastes No
4.8 Redundant machinery or equipment No
4.9 Contaminated soils or other materials No
4.10 Agricultural wastes No
4.11 Other solid wastes No
5 Release of pollutants or any hazardous, toxic or noxious substances to air(Kg/hr)
S.No Information/Checklist confirmation Yes/No Details thereof (with approximate quantities/rates, wherever possible) with source of information data
5.1 Emissions from combustion of fossil fuels from stationary or mobile sources No
5.2 Emissions from production processes Yes To eliminate the emissions to the env, all equipt & tanks in the acidic part of the process are closed and connected to a vent gas collection system. Leaks are eliminated by maintaining a slight vacuum inside the equipt. and tanks. The concentration of organic acids and volatile components generated from biomass is below 150 mg/m3. The overall concentration of ethanol and other volatile components is below 300 ppm.
5.3 Emissions from materials handling including storage or transport No There will be very minimal emission from vehicles carrying materials and products. Necessary steps shall be taken to mitigate the same.
5.4 Emissions from construction activities including plant and equipment No Minimal emissions may likely to be generated from construction activities such as equipment/vehicleb etc. Suitable mitigation measures shall be adopted in line with requirement.
5.5 Dust or odours from handling of materials including construction materials, sewage and waste No
5.6 Emissions from incineration of waste No
5.7 Emissions from burning of waste in open air (e.g. slash materials, construction debris) No
5.8 Emissions from any other sources No
6 Generation of Noise and Vibration, and Emissions of Light and Heat:
S.No Information/Checklist confirmation Yes/No Details thereof (with approximate quantities/rates, wherever possible) with source of information data
6.1 From operation of equipment e.g. engines, ventilation plant, crushers Yes There will be minimum generation of noise during the operation phase mostly from centrifugal and vacuum pumps and bamboo chippers. Adequate steps shall be implemented to maintain noise level within the prescribed limit. Noise monitoring shall be carried out as per standard practices in line with the requirement.
6.2 From industrial or similar processes Yes The noise levels from all the industrial activities would be within permissible limits. Hearing protectors shall be used by the plant level worker.
6.3 From construction or demolition Yes From construction activities, there will be marginal increase in the noise levels within the project areas. However, suitable measures will be taken to mitigate the noise.
6.4 From blasting or piling No
6.5 From construction or operational traffic No Negligible
6.6 From lighting or cooling systems No
6.7 From any other sources No
7 Risks of contamination of land or water from releases of pollutants into the ground or into sewers, surface waters, groundwater, coastal waters or the sea:
S.No Information/Checklist confirmation Yes/No Details thereof (with approximate quantities/rates, wherever possible) with source of information data
7.1 From handling, storage, use or spillage of hazardous materials No
7.2 From discharge of sewage or other effluents to water or the land (expected mode and place of discharge) No
7.3 By deposition of pollutants emitted to air into the land or into water No
7.4 From any other sources No
7.5 Is there a risk of long term build up of pollutants in the environment from these sources? No
8 Risk of accidents during construction or operation of the Project, which could affect human health or the environment
S.No Information/Checklist confirmation Yes/No Details thereof (with approximate quantities/rates, wherever possible) with source of information data
8.1 From explosions, spillages, fires etc from storage, handling, use or production of hazardous substances Yes As the biorefining technology does not employ high temp. or pressures, the technology inherently enables safe and environmentally sustainable process. In order to minimize various risks, project specific safety measures besides general safety practices shall be followed and regularly monitored.
8.2 From any other causes No
8.3 Could the project be affected by natural disasters causing environmental damage (e.g. floods, earthquakes, landslides, cloudburst etc)? Yes The site falls under seismic Zone-V. Seismic factor is considered to safeguard various components of the proposed project during design stage.
9 Factors which should be considered (such as consequential development) which could lead to environmental effects or the potential for cumulative impacts with other existing or planned activities in the locality
S.No Information/Checklist confirmation Yes/No Details thereof (with approximate quantities/rates, wherever possible) with source of information data
9.1 Lead to development of supporting utilities, ancillary development or development stimulated   by the project which could have impact on the environment e.g.:
  • Supporting infrastructure (roads, power supply,waste or waste water treatment, etc.)
  • housing development
  • extractive industries
  • supply industries
  • Other
Yes The proposed project will be the first commercial implementation of the chosen Biorefining Technology. The proposed project will be followed by countrywide construction of Biorefiney using domestic non-food biomasses (bamboo, cereal straws, sugarcane bagases etc.).
9.2 Lead to after-use of the site, which could have an impact on the environment No
9.3 Set a precedent for later developments Yes Large-scale deployment of the biorefining technology at a later date will bring several positive outcomes: - reduction in oil imports - reduction in emissions (greenhouse gases, particulates) caused by transportation. - reduction in smog emissions caused by current practice of open-field burning of straws. - new employment and incomes to the rural areas in growing, harvesting and logistics of cellulosic biomass.
9.4 Have cumulative effects due to proximity to other existing or planned projects with similar effects No
(III) Environmental Sensitivity
S.No Areas Name/Identity Aerial distance (within 15km.) Proposed project location boundary
1 Areas protected under international conventions, national or local legislation for  their ecological, landscape, cultural or other related value
Yes Deopahar historical site is situated 5 km from the refinery boundary.
2 Areas which are important or sensitive for ecological reasons - Wetlands, watercourses or other water bodies, coastal zone, biospheres, mountains, forests Yes Kaziranga National Park and Garampani Wildlife sanctuaries are situated at an aerial distance of 22.5 km north-west and 20 km south-east from the refinery boundary respectively.
3 Areas used by protected, important or sensitive species of flora or fauna for breeding, nesting, foraging, resting, over wintering, migration No The surrounding site of refinery is not mentioned as an important Bird Areas by BNHS.
4 Inland, coastal, marine or underground waters No
5 State, National boundaries Yes No State/National boundaries are linked with the project.
6 Routes or facilities used by the public for access to recreation or other tourist, pilgrim areas No
7 Defence installations No
8 Densely populated or built-up area No
9 Areas occupied by sensitive man-made land uses (hospitals, schools, places of worship, community facilities) No
10 Areas containing important, high quality or scarce resources.(ground water resources,surface resources,forestry,agriculture,fisheries,tourism,minerals) No
11 Areas already subjected to pollution or environmental damage.(those where existing legal environmental standards are exceeded) No
12 Areas susceptible to natural hazard which could cause the project to present environmental problems (earthquakes, subsidence, landslides, erosion, flooding or extreme or adverse climatic conditions) similar effects Yes The site falls under zone-v category as per Seismic map of India
(IV) Proposed Terms of Reference for EIA studies
1 Uploaded Proposed TOR File Annexure-TOR file
2 Uploaded scanned copy of covering letter Annexure-scanned copy of covering letter
3 Uploaded Pre-Feasibility report(PFR) Annexure-PFR
4 Uploaded additional attachments(only single pdf file) NIL
            Essential Detail Sought:
Sno. EDS Letter Remarks Date of EDS
1.NAThe project has already been considered vide proposal number IA/AS/IND2/31790/2015 in 3rd EAC meeting of Industry-2. It is a repetition and hence cancelled from the list. 30 Jan 2016
      Additional Detail Sought : NIL
(V) Undertaking
I hereby give undertaking that the data and information given in the application and enclosures are true to be best of my knowledge and belief and I am aware that if any part of the data and information found to be false or misleading at any stage, the project will be rejected and clearance given, if any to the project will be revoked at our risk and cost.
Name of ApplicantAlok
Name of Company (Applicant Name should not be given here)NUMALIGARH REFINERY LIMITED
AddressPankagrant Numaligarh Refinery Complex Golaghat District, Assam Pin-785699