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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 NLC-Talabira Thermal Power Project
Brief summary of projectAnnexure-Brief summary of project
Proposal Number IA/OR/THE/67938/2017
Project Cost 1618450 lacs
S. No. in the schedule1(d) Thermal Power Plants
Project Sector Thermal Projects
3. Proposed capacity/area/length/tonnage to be handled/command area/lease area/number or wells to be drilled 3X800 MW TPP ha.
5. Existing Capacity/Area etc. 0 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 projectJharsuguda
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.later
Town / VillageKhumbari,Taraikela,Thelkolai
State of the projectOrissa
Details of State of the project State Name District Name Tehsil Name
Nearest railway station along with distance in kms Jharsuguda, 11 km
Nearest airport along with distance in kms Bhubaneswar, 350 km
11. Nearest Town/City/District Headquarters along with distance in kms Jharsuguda , 11 km
12. Village Panchayats, Zila Parishad, Muncipal Corporation, Local body (Complete postal address with telephone nos. to be given) Office of General Manager, Talabira Project,3087,Chaitanaya nagar,Dhanukoda, Sambalpur-768001
13. Name of the Applicant DEVENDRA PRATAP SINGH
14. Registered Address First Floor, No.08, Mayor sathyamoorthi Road, FSD,Egmore Complex of Food Corporation of India, Chetpet, Chennai
Address for correspondance:
Name of the Company NLC INDIA LTD
Name of the Applicant DEVENDRA PRATAP SINGH
Designation (Owner/ Partner/ CEO) DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER
Pin code 600031
Telephone No. 151-2847574
Fax No. 151-1512847511
Copy of documents in support of the competence/authority of the person making this application to make application on behalf of the User Agency . Annexure-Uploaded Copy of documents in support of the competence/authority
Details of Alternative Sites examined, if any. Location of these sites should be shown on a toposheet Yes
Uploaded detailsAnnexure-Uploaded details
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?Yes
Uploaded Order/PolicyAnnexure-Uploaded order/policy
Whether any Forest Land Involved?No
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) Yes 1511 acres of land proposed to be acquired is to be utilized for construction of Thermal power plant. Presently the land is fallow land, single cropping rain fed agricultural land and barren land. Land use will be changed to “Industrial use” after private land acquisition and allotment of Government Land. The land shall be developed through site levelling work so as to maintain the finished ground level sufficiently higher than the High Flood Level (HFL) of Bedhan river.
1.2 Clearance of existing land, vegetation and buildings? Yes Vegetation to be cleared.
1.3 Creation of new land uses? Yes The land will be utilized for construction of Thermal Power Plant.
1.4 Pre-construction investigations e.g. bore houses, soil testing? Yes Soil testing in the project site will be carried out to determine the type of foundation required for the structures.
1.5 Construction works? Yes Construction of main plant and associated facilities
1.6 Demolition works? No Land is generally flat and no demolition works envisaged.
1.7 Temporary sites used for construction works or housing of construction workers? Yes Only contractor’s shed will be constructed during construction of power plant. Temporary accommodation with adequate sanitation facilities will be provided by the contractor. Construction of colony for contract workers is not contemplated.
1.8 Above ground buildings, structures or earthworks including linear structures, cut and fill or excavations and fill or excavations Yes For construction of the proposed power plant and ancillary buildings, earth work will be carried out and excess earth in cutting will be utilized for refilling the low level areas.
1.9 Underground works including mining or tunnelling? No In respect of Thermal Power Project, no underground works including mining or tunneling will be taken up.
1.10 Reclamation works? No Not applicable
1.11 Dredging? No Not applicable
1.12 Offshore structures? No Not applicable
1.13 Production and manufacturing processes? Yes 2400 MW (3X800 MW) Power will be generated using Coal as fuel based on Super Critical technology. Process details are given in Pre-FR attached with TOR application
1.14 Facilities for storage of goods or materials? Yes During construction, temporary sheds will be put up by the contractors for storing goods and . Coal storage yard is proposed for this project. Oil storage tanks will be constructed. The size and capacity will be decided based on the consultant’s report.
1.15 Facilities for treatment or disposal of solid waste or liquid effluents? Yes A comprehensive EMP shall be prepared which shall include facilities for treatment or disposal of solid waste or liquid effluents. Ash Pond is identified in a nearby location for disposal of ash. All effluents generated in the plant will be treated and disposed as per the standards prescribed and Zero discharge is adopted. Solid wastes generated during construction are cotton waste, debris etc., which will be suitably disposed.
1.16 Facilities for long term housing of operational workers? Yes An integrated township with all infrastructure facilities for power plant shall be constructed in 110 acres. The location of Township indicated in the Area Plan drawing.
1.17 New road, rail or sea traffic during construction or operation? No Existing roads will be widened and 4 lane new approach roads connected to Sambalpur – Jharsuguda will be laid in future. Rail/Road for transportation of oil is envisaged.
1.18 New road, rail, air water borne or other transport infrastructure including new or altered routes and stations, ports, airports etc? No no
1.19 Closure or diversion of existing transport routes or infrastructure leading to changes in traffic movements? No Existing infrastructure is sufficient.
1.20 New or diverted transmission lines or pipelines? Yes New 765/400 KV transmission lines would be constructed through PGCIL. Existing transmission lines of OPTCL passing through project site would be diverted/ re-routed through OPTCL.
1.21 Impoundment, damming, culverting, realignment or other changes to the hydrology of watercourses or aquifers? No no
1.22 Stream crossings? Yes The proposed Pipe coal conveyor from Talabira mines to plant site shall cross Bedhan river. The Ash slurry pipes & make up water pipes shall also cross Bedhan river as shown in the General Layout Plan (GLP) of Pre- FR.
1.23 Abstraction or transfers of water from ground or surface waters? Yes Consumptive water requirement for present stage of 2400 MW is 60 Cusec (80 Cusec for ultimate capacity). Additional water requirement for FGD would be 2 Cusecs / unit i.e i.e 6 Cusecs for all three units. Thus the total consumptive water requirement will be 66 Cusecs (88 Cusecs for all 4 Units). For the proposed Power plant water will be drawn from the Hirakud reservoir
1.24 Changes in water bodies or the land surface affecting drainage or run-off? No No. (pl. refer para 1.21 above)
1.25 Transport of personnel or materials for construction, operation or decommissioning? Yes Construction material and Power Plant equipment shall be transported during construction phase through rail/road. During operation coal shall be transported through pipe conveyor and chemicals/ oil shall be transported through rail/road. Existing manpower of NLCIL will be utilized for construction activities. During operation, personnel will commute from the Township.
1.26 Long-term dismantling or decommissioning or restoration works? No no
1.27 Ongoing activity during decommissioning which could have an impact on the environment? No no
1.28 Influx of people to an area in either temporarily or permanently? Yes During construction and operation, persons will be transported from colony to the plant and vice versa.
1.29 Introduction of alien species? No no
1.30 Loss of native species or genetic diversity? No no
1.31 Any other actions? No 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) Yes Land shall be developed after its acquisition/ ownership of NLCIL.
2.2 Water (expected source & competing users) unit: KLD Yes Water Source: Hirakud Reservoir. Water required - 60 cusecs + 6 cusecs for FGD
2.3 Minerals (MT) Yes Annual requirement of coal is about 11.0 Million Tonnes Per Annum at 85 % PLF and will be met from the captive Talabira mines. HSD/LDO requirement will be met from the nearby refinery/oil depots through railway system. FGD raw material will be procured from nearby sources.
2.4 Construction material – stone, aggregates, sand / soil (expected source – MT) Yes Construction materials are available within a radius of about 10 to 50 KMs.
2.5 Forests and timber (source – MT) No no
2.6 Energy including electricity and fuels (source, competing users) Unit: fuel (MT),energy (MW) Yes Construction power to the tune of 2.5 MVA to 5 MVA will be required and will be arranged from the nearest sub-station of GRIDCO/CESU.
2.7 Any other natural resources (use appropriate standard units) Yes Construction water of 100 to 300 m3 per hour will be met from the Hirakud reservoir/ Bedhan River through temporary pumps on barges.
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 Fuels such as HFO / LDO will be used for start-up and oil support of Boilers. The annual LDO & HFO requirement of around 500 m3 and 2000 m3 respectively would be met from nearest refinery/depot of eastern region, which will be transported by railway siding to the project site. Ammonia & Chlorine for chemical dosing system and storage batteries for emergency power supply system. MSDS classification of Coal indicates the material as Non-Hazardous.
3.2 Changes in occurrence of disease or affect disease vectors (e.g. insect or water borne diseases) No No water borne or air borne diseases are anticipated as the waste water/ solid waste generated in the project will be disposed after suitable treatment maintaining hygienic and sanitation conditions in the premises
3.3 Affect the welfare of people e.g. by changing living conditions? No The project will create new infrastructure facilities such as roads, schools, healthcare, community centers, toilets etc. and thus improve the living conditions of the local populace.
3.4 Vulnerable groups of people who could be affected by the project e.g. hospital patients, children, the elderly etc. No NIL
3.5 Any other causes No NIL
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 NIL
4.2 Municipal waste (domestic and or commercial wastes) Yes About 2 M3/Hr. of domestic sewerage will be generated and the same will be treated and reused in horticulture. Small quantity of municipal solid waste generated will be disposed of in a environment friendly manner by converting to manure.
4.3 Hazardous wastes (as per Hazardous Waste Management Rules) Yes A very low quantity of certain wastes like oil & grease, chemical, fuel oils, batteries will be generated. The batteries would be returned to suppliers for reuse /Recycle. The other wastes will be suitably treated and disposed of as per CPCB/SPCB/MoEF guidelines for recycling. Otherwise no significant generation of HW during construction and operation phase is envisaged.
4.4 Other industrial process wastes No No
4.5 Surplus product No NO
4.6 Sewage sludge or other sludge from effluent treatment Yes The sewerage sludge generated will be organic in nature and will be utilized for horticulture works.
4.7 Construction or demolition wastes Yes The waste generated during construction will be utilized for leveling the low level areas.
4.8 Redundant machinery or equipment No NO
4.9 Contaminated soils or other materials No NO
4.10 Agricultural wastes No NO
4.11 Other solid wastes No 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 Yes Coal mined out from captive Talabira mines will be used as main fuel. During combustion process gaseous pollutants comprising of Suspended Particulate Matters (SPM), SO2, NOx and CO2 will be generated. The same would be controlled with inbuilt control equipment, electrostatic precipitators, Flue Gas Desulphurization (FGD) system and NoX abatement system. The emissions from the power project shall meet the latest environmental norms.
5.2 Emissions from production processes No No
5.3 Emissions from materials handling including storage or transport Yes Emissions from operation of transport vehicles will be temporary in nature. The Pre-Feasibility Report (PFR) recommends Pipe conveyor system for transport of coal from mines to the plant to reduce emissions from raw material transport and handling.
5.4 Emissions from construction activities including plant and equipment Yes During construction stage fugitive emissions will be generated but will be controlled.
5.5 Dust or odours from handling of materials including construction materials, sewage and waste Yes In Coal handling plants, crusher house and coal transfer points, fugitive emission will occur. Dust extraction and dust suppression system will be provided to control the same.
5.6 Emissions from incineration of waste No Incinerator is not envisaged in the project.
5.7 Emissions from burning of waste in open air (e.g. slash materials, construction debris) No Not envisaged.
5.8 Emissions from any other sources No Only coal & Oil will be burnt in the boiler furnace. No other fuel will be burnt.
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 Rotating equipment such as Turbo Generators, Compressors, fans etc., will generate noise. ? Ambient noise inside and outside will conform to National standards for Noise levels. ? Acoustic enclosures will be provided wherever required to control the noise level below 85 dB (A). ? Personal protective equipment will be provided to the workers. ? The green belt around the plant will attenuate the noise levels outside the plant boundary.
6.2 From industrial or similar processes Yes • Noise level of will be restricted to 85 Db during operation of equipment • Personal Protective equipment • Training of Personnel • Control of noise generating equipment will be a part of the EHS Manual for TPS in operation phase.
6.3 From construction or demolition Yes During construction phase noise will be generated due to movement of vehicles but it will be temporary and will have only localized effect.
6.4 From blasting or piling No If required, the safeguards to limit noise will be provided.
6.5 From construction or operational traffic Yes Noise level will be within limits.
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 No All precautionary safety & prevention measures will be adopted. EHS /OHS systems will audit periodically the site to prevent spills. Risk and Hazard management would be followed. Onsite / Offsite Disaster Management Plan will be prepared and implemented
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)? No No such incidences reported in the existing thermal power plants for more than five decades. Adequate care in respect of Seismic forces shall be taken during design and construction.
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 Lead to increased ancillary industrial activities and generate employment opportunities. However no major impact on environment is envisaged. Quality access roads will be provided.
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 The living standards of the people in and around the project area will improve. The Project would promote various commercial / industrial activities in the area
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
2 Areas which are important or sensitive for ecological reasons - Wetlands, watercourses or other water bodies, coastal zone, biospheres, mountains, forests No Bedhan River, 0.5 KM
3 Areas used by protected, important or sensitive species of flora or fauna for breeding, nesting, foraging, resting, over wintering, migration No NIL
4 Inland, coastal, marine or underground waters No NIL
5 State, National boundaries No NIL
6 Routes or facilities used by the public for access to recreation or other tourist, pilgrim areas No Industrial visits for college and school students are allowed.
7 Defence installations No NIL
8 Densely populated or built-up area Yes Brijraj Nagar : 10 Km Population : 2 Lakhs : <10 km, Jharsuguda : 12 Km
9 Areas occupied by sensitive man-made land uses (hospitals, schools, places of worship, community facilities) Yes Hospital Brijraj Nagar Hospital : 10 km Temples/Places of worship : nil Brijraj Nagar : Schools, Theaters, Sports facilities, Hotels: Orchard Hotel exists on Sambalpur – Jharsuguda NH at a distance of about 8 kms.
10 Areas containing important, high quality or scarce resources.(ground water resources,surface resources,forestry,agriculture,fisheries,tourism,minerals) Yes High Value Natural Resource – Coal available.
11 Areas already subjected to pollution or environmental damage.(those where existing legal environmental standards are exceeded) No There is a baseline air quality level around project site which indicate that ambient air quality of the area around plant site is within acceptable limits.
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 No No Major Seismic Activity recorded in the area. The project site falls under Zone III as per IS 1893-2002
(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) Annexure-Additional attachments
Additional Attachments, if any
Attached File
ADS Letter
ADS Letter
ADS Letter
ADS Letter
      Essential Detail Sought : NIL
            Additional Detail Sought:
Sno. ADS Letter Remarks Date of ADS
1. ADS Reply LetterSir TOR approved by MOEF&CC is attached herewith DGM/Envt,NLC India Ltd 29 Jan 2018
2. ADS Raise Letterplease submit the information as per enclosed letter. 29 Jan 2018
3. ADS Reply LetterSir The revised Pre FR of NLC talabira Thermal Power project is enclosed DGM/Envt/NLCIL 17 Nov 2017
4. ADS Raise LetterSub-Committe shall make a site inspection in October, 2017-reg. 12 Oct 2017
(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 Company (Applicant Name should not be given here)NLC INDIA LTD
AddressFirst Floor, No.08, Mayor sathyamoorthi Road, FSD,Egmore Complex of Food Corporation of India, Chetpet, Chennai