APPENDIX I
(See Paragraph-6)
FORM 1
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(I) Basic Information
S.No.Item Details
Whether it is a violation case and application is being submitted under Notification No. S.O.804(E) dated 14.03.2017 ? No
1.
Name of the Project/s Expansion of Coal Based OPG Thermal Power Plant from 414 MW (2 x 77 MW, 1 x 80 MW & 1 x 180 MW) to 1134 MW by addition of 2 x 360 MW (Unit V & Unit VI) in Periya Obulapuram, Cinna Obulapuram & Pappankuppam Villages, Gummidipoondi Tehsil, Thiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu
Brief summary of projectAnnexure-Brief summary of project
Proposal Number IA/TN/THE/27329/2015
Project Cost (in lacs) 432000
2.
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 720 MW ha.
4.
New/Expansion/ModernizationExpansion
Proposal NumberIA/TN/THE/10308/2011
MoEFCC file number(Previous EC)J-13012/111/09-IA-II(T)
Uploaded EC letterAnnexure-Uploaded EC letter
5. Existing Capacity/Area etc. 414 ha.
6. Category of project i.e. 'A' or 'B' A
7.
Does it attract the general condition? If yes, please specify Yes
d) Inter-State boundaries and international boundaries
8.
Does it attract the specific condition? If yes, please specify No
9.
Location of the projectPeriya Obulapuram, Cinna Obulapuram & Pappankuppam villages, Gummidipoondi Tehsil, Thiruvallur District, State Tamil Nadu
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.Attached as other document
Town / VillagePeriya Obulapuram, Cinna Obulapuram and Pappankuppam villages>pa
State of the projectTamil Nadu
Details of State of the project
S.no State Name District Name Tehsil Name
(1.)Tamil NaduTiruvallurGummidipoondi
10.
Nearest railway station along with distance in kms Gummidipoondi Railway Station, 3.5 km
Nearest airport along with distance in kms Meenambakkam Airport, 50 km
11. Nearest Town/City/District Headquarters along with distance in kms Gummidipoondi , 3 km
12. Village Panchayats, Zila Parishad, Muncipal Corporation, Local body (Complete postal address with telephone nos. to be given)
13. Name of the Applicant T. Chandramouleeswaran
14. Registered Address No. 6, Sardar Patel Road, Guindy, Chennai-6000032
15.
Address for correspondance:
Name of the Company T. Chandramouleeswaran
Name of the Applicant T. Chandramouleeswaran
Designation (Owner/ Partner/ CEO) Director
Pin code 600003
E-mail chandra.t.opg@gmail.com
Telephone No. 044-4291 120
Fax No. 044-4291 120
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
16.
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
19.
If Yes, MoEF file numberN/A
Date of submissionN/A
20. If No, Reason N/A
21.
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
22.
Whether there is any Government Order/Policy relevant/relating to the site?No
23.
Whether any Forest Land Involved?
Area of Forest land Involved (hectares)N/A
24.
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 The proposed site, where the expansion is proposed, is occupied by Sponge &Iron plant (to be decommissioned) and adjacent land has also been procured which had no human settlements. The total area of 77.5 acres (31.34 ha). Land Break up is as follows Power Block area 9.75 ha, Plant water system 1.21 ha, Ash dyke 1.21 ha, CHP 7.28 ha, Switchyard and transformer 0.16 ha, Other facilities 1.21 ha, Greenbelt 10.52 ha
1.2 Clearance of existing land, vegetation and buildings? Yes Out of 77.5 acres of the project site, 45.4 acres is occupied by Sponge and Iron Plant which will be decommissioned and the adjacent 32.1 acres of land has also been procured which had no human settlements.
1.3 Creation of new land uses? Yes The existing sponge and iron plant will be decommissioned and the adjacent land will be modified for development of the power plant.
1.4 Pre-construction investigations e.g. bore houses, soil testing? No Soil testing for detailed engineering of the foundations will be carried out shortly.
1.5 Construction works? Yes Construction works mainly involves Site clearance, and excavation, Transportation, storage and handling of construction materials, Mobilization and demobilization of men and machinery, Civil construction, Mechanical works, Power and water supply,
1.6 Demolition works? Yes The existing sponge and iron plant will be decommissioned for development of the unit.
1.7 Temporary sites used for construction works or housing of construction workers? Yes Temporary sites would be used for housing of construction workers.
1.8 Above ground buildings, structures or earthworks including linear structures, cut and fill or excavations and fill or excavations Yes Above ground buildings, structures shall be constructed and shall involve fill or excavations works.
1.9 Underground works including mining or tunnelling? No No underground works will be carried out in the project
1.10 Reclamation works? No No reclamation works are involved in the project
1.11 Dredging? No The project does not involve any dredging activities
1.12 Offshore structures? No No offshore structures are involved in the project.
1.13 Production and manufacturing processes? Yes Generation of Electricity from combustion of coal. The proposed project has planned to install 2 units each of 360 MW and the thermodynamic cycle for the units will consider sub-critical steam parameters.
1.14 Facilities for storage of goods or materials? Yes Coal Stockyard for storage of coal, Storage tanks for LDO/HFO, Closed Storage yard for chemicals, spare parts, equipments, maintenance tools, etc.
1.15 Facilities for treatment or disposal of solid waste or liquid effluents? Yes Bottom ash & fly ash will be collected in dry form in concrete silos and shall be disposed off through closed trucks for utilization elsewhere. 100% fly ash will be utilized for commercial use within four years in line with MoEF & CC guidelines. Mill rejects will be handled by 1 no. belt / pneumatic conveyor system for each unit. The clarifier sludge generated in ETP treatment system will be further thickened and dried in thickener and drying bed. The plant is designed for zero liquid effluent d
1.16 Facilities for long term housing of operational workers? Yes The OPGPGL already has developed a small township for their employees 3-4 km away from the site. The existing township shall be developed further to provide modern amenities.
1.17 New road, rail or sea traffic during construction or operation? Yes Access roads will be strengthened and internal roads within the power plant will be built.
1.18 New road, rail, air water borne or other transport infrastructure including new or altered routes and stations, ports, airports etc? Yes Conveyor system for coal transportation and internal roads
1.19 Closure or diversion of existing transport routes or infrastructure leading to changes in traffic movements? No There will be no closure or diversion of existing routes or infrastructure for the proposed expansion.
1.20 New or diverted transmission lines or pipelines? No There are no new or diverted transmission lines or pipelines in the project site.
1.21 Impoundment, damming, culverting, realignment or other changes to the hydrology of watercourses or aquifers? No There will be no adverse changes to hydrology of watercourses or aquifers due to the project. No impoundment, damming, culverting, realignment or other changes will be done of any water course. To improve the hydrology of aquifer, greenbelt will be developed and rainwater harvesting will be carried out.
1.22 Stream crossings? No No streams are crossing the project site.
1.23 Abstraction or transfers of water from ground or surface waters? Yes The plant water requirement will be around 425 m3/day met by a number of bore wells inside the site.
1.24 Changes in water bodies or the land surface affecting drainage or run-off? No There are no drains or streams passing through the project site.
1.25 Transport of personnel or materials for construction, operation or decommissioning? Yes Transport of construction materials from nearby sources to construction work area during construction and transport of coal to the plant site during operation.
1.26 Long-term dismantling or decommissioning or restoration works? Yes The existing sponge and iron plant will be decommissioned before setting up of the proposed power plant.
1.27 Ongoing activity during decommissioning which could have an impact on the environment? Yes The decommissioning work may produce fugitive dusts which are small airborne particles that have potential to adversely affect human health and the environment
1.28 Influx of people to an area in either temporarily or permanently? Yes Since industry attracts both skilled and unskilled labors, influx of population will be there to some extent.
1.29 Introduction of alien species? No There would be no introduction of any alien species since local species will be chosen for greenbelt development.
1.30 Loss of native species or genetic diversity? No There will be no loss of native species or genetic diversity due to proposed project activities
1.31 Any other actions? No No other action would be involved for proposed project
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 Out of 77.5 acres of land for the proposed plant, 45.4 acres is occupied by a sponge and iron plant which will be decommissioned. The remaining 32.1 acres of land has also been procured.
2.2 Water (expected source & competing users) unit: KLD Yes The plant water requirement will be around 425 m3/day met by a number of bore wells inside the site.
2.3 Minerals (MT) Yes The project will use 2.645 MTPA (90% PLF) with a GCV of 5100 kcal/kg 5676 KL per annum of Light Diesel Oil / HFO will be required
2.4 Construction material – stone, aggregates, sand / soil (expected source – MT) Yes Stone, aggregate, soil, sand etc. from nearby area.
2.5 Forests and timber (source – MT) No No forest products will be used for the proposed project
2.6 Energy including electricity and fuels (source, competing users) Unit: fuel (MT),energy (MW) Yes 2.645 MTPA (90% PLF) of imported coal with a GCV of 5100 kcal/kg LDO& HFO will be used as secondary fuel. Construction power will be procured from the existing units.
2.7 Any other natural resources (use appropriate standard units) Yes No other natural resources will be used for the proposed project
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 LDO and HFO
3.2 Changes in occurrence of disease or affect disease vectors (e.g. insect or water borne diseases) No Proper hygienic condition will be maintained in and around the project site in order to avoid occurrence of any vector-borne diseases.
3.3 Affect the welfare of people e.g. by changing living conditions? Yes The industrial and commercial development is expected to have beneficial impact on the local people in terms of commercial and employment.
3.4 Vulnerable groups of people who could be affected by the project e.g. hospital patients, children, the elderly etc. No As no human settlements are coming under the project area, therefore no vulnerable groups of people will be directly affected by this project.
3.5 Any other causes No There will be no effect due to other causes.
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 Yes Topsoil shall be generated during excavation for foundations and roads. It shall be stockpiled and reused and the rest shall be disposed to the nearby low lying area.
4.2 Municipal waste (domestic and or commercial wastes) Yes There will be municipal waste generation only from canteen area. The Proponent will provide Organic Waste Converter for converting this waste into manure.
4.3 Hazardous wastes (as per Hazardous Waste Management Rules) Yes Hazardous wastes during construction phase include Waste paints, Waste chemicals and miscellaneous wastes, Waste oils and oil sludge, Waste material from welding and coating. Hazardous wastes during Operation Phase include waste chemicals, oils, dry cell batteries, containers of hazardous materials. The wastes will be disposed off as per Hazardous Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2008.
4.4 Other industrial process wastes Yes Ash
4.5 Surplus product No No other surplus products will be generated from the proposed plant.
4.6 Sewage sludge or other sludge from effluent treatment Yes Treatment Plant Sludge and septic tank sludge
4.7 Construction or demolition wastes Yes Demolition waste from the decommissioning of the existing iron and sponge plant will be generated which be properly handled or sold to authorized vendors.
4.8 Redundant machinery or equipment No The machineries/equipments will be on hired basis or in-house depending upon requirement.
4.9 Contaminated soils or other materials No No contamination of soil or other material will be involved
4.10 Agricultural wastes No No agricultural wastes are involved
4.11 Other solid wastes No No other solid waste will be generated
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 There will be emission of dust and gases like NOx, SO2 etc. ESP, Low NOx burners, greenbelt development and other measures will be taken care to limit the emission within the prescribed norms.
5.2 Emissions from production processes Yes Emission of dust and gases like NOX, SO2 etc. Single RCC chimney with twin flue Stack of 275 m height is proposed for wider dispersion of the pollutants. SPM emission will be restricted to less than 50 mg/Nm3
5.3 Emissions from materials handling including storage or transport No Not anticipated with usage of dust extraction and suppression system in ash silo, coal transfer point and coal bunkers. Also closed coal conveyors will be used in coal transportations. Greenbelt will be developed around the coal handling area which will act as screening agency.
5.4 Emissions from construction activities including plant and equipment Yes Regular water sprinkling will be done at the project to minimize the dust emission during construction phase.
5.5 Dust or odours from handling of materials including construction materials, sewage and waste Yes Some dust will be emitted while handling the construction materials like cement or bricks.
5.6 Emissions from incineration of waste No No such waste will be generated which needs to be incinerated
5.7 Emissions from burning of waste in open air (e.g. slash materials, construction debris) No No waste of any kind will be burnt in open air
5.8 Emissions from any other sources No There is no other source of emission
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 Noise generating equipments include compressors, steam turbines, other rotating equipment, and inlet and exhaust systems etc. but all the equipments will be designed and if required acoustic materials will be provided to have the noise level not to exceed the values as stipulated in CPCB/MoEF norms. Heat shall be emitted through the boilers, steam pipelines and stacks
6.2 From industrial or similar processes Yes Same as 6.1
6.3 From construction or demolition Yes Some noise would be generated during the decommissioning of the existing sponge and iron plant and during construction phase but it will be limited to the site only.
6.4 From blasting or piling No The project does not involve blasting or piling
6.5 From construction or operational traffic Yes During construction and coal transportation
6.6 From lighting or cooling systems Yes Insignificant increase in noise level from cooling tower is envisaged.
6.7 From any other sources No No other source is expected to generate noise and vibration
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 There may be probability of contamination from fuel and storage area. However, a detailed risk assessment & disaster management plan will be prepared.
7.2 From discharge of sewage or other effluents to water or the land (expected mode and place of discharge) No Not applicable as the plant will follow the zero effluent discharge concept.
7.3 By deposition of pollutants emitted to air into the land or into water Yes Emission of dust and gases like NOx, SO2 etc. Installing ESP, low NOx burners and other air pollution control equipments will minimize the impact. Similarly COC maximization along with reuse will generate minimum discharge. ETP will be designed to meet stipulated standards. As based on zero discharge concepts, there will be no significant impact.
7.4 From any other sources No There is no other source from which risk of contamination is anticipated.
7.5 Is there a risk of long term build up of pollutants in the environment from these sources? Yes A thermal power plant involves release of certain amount of pollutants that may prove hazardous to surrounding environment. However, minimum impact on land and water environment is expected from the proposed power plant due to state of art technology. Moreover, the plant will follow zero discharge concept to reduce impact on water bodies.
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 An assessment of conceptual design will be conducted to minimize the risk of fire at the coal stockyard, LDO & HFO storage tank, gas leaks from the pipeline/ tonner, breaching of ash pond due to failure of ash pond bound. Onsite disaster management will be implemented to safeguard from the risk
8.2 From any other causes Yes Risk of accidents is envisaged due to mishandling of machinery equipments and falling from height, slips etc. during work. A disaster management plan will be implemented to avoid such accidents and training will be provided to the workers No unauthorized persons will be allowed to enter the boiler area. To deal with minor accidents, medical aid will be provided at site.
8.3 Could the project be affected by natural disasters causing environmental damage (e.g. floods, earthquakes, landslides, cloudburst etc)? No The project site lies in Seismic Zone III which is a moderate damage risk zone. The regulations for the seismic zone III will be taken into consideration for designing and setting up the project during construction project. A per vulnerability Atlas Map, the project site lies in very high damage zone with Vb of 50 m/s and probable maximum surge height of 3.5 m
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 Access roads will be strengthened and internal roads within the power plant will be built. The OPGPGL already has developed a small township for their employees 3-4 km away from the site. No extractive industries are proposed. No installation/creation of new supply industries are envisaged for the project. No other developments are proposed.
9.2 Lead to after-use of the site, which could have an impact on the environment Yes It would be an industrially planned area. Land is already classified as industrial.
9.3 Set a precedent for later developments Yes Establishment of power plant will have later downstream developments
9.4 Have cumulative effects due to proximity to other existing or planned projects with similar effects Yes As it is an expansion project, the other units of OPGPGL are located just adjacent to the proposed site which may lead to some cumulative impact on the environment.
(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 Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary, 7 km, NE The project site does not fall in the eco-sensitive zone of the Bird Sanctuary
2 Areas which are important or sensitive for ecological reasons - Wetlands, watercourses or other water bodies, coastal zone, biospheres, mountains, forests Yes Peria Puliyur Forest 8 km, SW Puliyur Forest 6.5 km, SW RF 7 km, NW Thervoy RF 9 km, SW Palavakkam RF 7.4 km, SSW Siruvada Forest 8 km, W Arani River 8 km S Rakkambalayam Lake 6.5 km, ENE Eduppalayam Lake 7.4 km, SE Pallavada Lake 8.4 km, WNW Kannambakkam Lake 9.3 km, NW Poo Vilambedu Pond 6.4 km, SW Eguvarpalayam pond 4.4 km, SW Pulicat lake 8 km, NE
3 Areas used by protected, important or sensitive species of flora or fauna for breeding, nesting, foraging, resting, over wintering, migration Yes Same as above point
4 Inland, coastal, marine or underground waters Yes Bay of Bengal, 25 km, E
5 State, National boundaries Yes Tamil Nadu Andhra Pradesh Interstate Boundary, 5.25 km, N
6 Routes or facilities used by the public for access to recreation or other tourist, pilgrim areas No There are no routes or facilities used by the public for access to recreational or other tourist, pilgrim areas
7 Defence installations No There are no defense installations in 15 km radius
8 Densely populated or built-up area Yes The project site is surrounded by settlements spread in patches. The nearest settlement is Siddarajakondigal adjacent to the project site.
9 Areas occupied by sensitive man-made land uses (hospitals, schools, places of worship, community facilities) Yes Schools and hospitals are present within 10 km radius of the project.
10 Areas containing important, high quality or scarce resources.(ground water resources,surface resources,forestry,agriculture,fisheries,tourism,minerals) Yes Forested areas and water bodies are present within 10 km radius of the project.
11 Areas already subjected to pollution or environmental damage.(those where existing legal environmental standards are exceeded) No Not applicable
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 area comes under high risk zone of wind and cyclone hazard. Therefore, consideration will be taken care during design and construction stages.
(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
(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.
V.(i)
Name of ApplicantT. Chandramouleeswaran
DesignationDirector
Name of Company (Applicant Name should not be given here)T. Chandramouleeswaran
AddressNo. 6, Sardar Patel Road, Guindy, Chennai-6000032
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