Minutes

 

The Minutes of the 108th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee for Building Construction, Coastal Regulation Zone, Infrastructure Development and Miscellaneous projects held on 10th – 11th January, 2012 at India Islamic Cultural Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.

         

1.           Opening Remarks of the Chairman.

 

The Chairman welcomed the members to the 108th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee.

 

2.           Confirmation of the Minutes of the 107th Meeting of the EAC held on 15th –16th December, 2011 at New Delhi.

 

In item No. 4.1 “Environmental And CRZ Clearance for the development of Southern Dock Complex (Multipurpose berths) and Oil Jetty at Paradiip Port, Orissa by M/s. Paradip Port Trust [F.No. 11-117/2009-IA-III]” The date of the meeting is replaced by 21st – 23rd December, 2009 and the public hearing date by 29.06.2011.

 

In item No. 4.2 “CRZ clearance for establishment of shore based Ocean Research Laboratory at Visakhapatnam by M/s NIO  (F. No.11-87/2011)’ the following is inserted

 

The APCZMA has recommended the project vide letter No9526/CZMA/2007 dated 04.07.2011 As per the APCZMA, the land allotted to NIO  falls in CRZ-III partly in 0 - 200 m and partly in 200 - 500 m from HTL.

 

In item No. 4.8 “CRZ Clearance for laying of Strom Water Outfall Pipelines to sea for Paradip Refinery Project by M/s Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (F.No. 11-86/2011-IA III)” the following condition is inserted at (ii) “

 

“The proposed storm water line will be laid along the crude oil  pipeline corridor which was accorded CRZ clearance  for transportation of Crude oil after the recommendation of the SCZMA. However, the proponent shall submit the CRZ map showing the proposed pipeline route to SCZMA with a copy to the  Ministry before commencement of the work.

 

In item No. 6.10          “Amendment to the CRZ clearance issued for storage of edible oil storage tanks at Karwar port, Karnataka by M/s Ruchi Infrastructure Ltd. [F.No. J/16011/55/2001 IA-III]” the ‘molasses’ is replaced by ‘Bitumen’.

 

The project of Environmental Clearance for Construction of Industrial Building at Jhajjar, Haryana by M/s. Panasonic India Ltd.( F.No. 21-28/2011-IA.III)”was considered by the Expert Appraisal Committee in its meetings held on 31st May, 2011 and 23-24th June, 2011 and recommended the project for environmental clearance. Accordingly, the Ministry issued environmental clearance on 19.12.2011.

 

          The project proponent has submitted a letter mentioning the corrections in the EC letter dated 19.12.2011. It has been mentioned that based on the observation of EAC meeting of 23-24th June, 2011, the report has been submitted with corrected figures in the parameters viz. total plot area & built-up area, total water requirement and residential norms have been used for noise levels in-place of industrial norms as the project falls in Industrial Estate.

                  

It is submitted that while appraising the project on 23-24th June, 2011 the figures for the total plot area & built-up area, total water requirement. However, these figures were not corrected in the penultimate EAC meetings which have been missed-out inadvertently. Now the corrected one is presented below:

 

“The project involves construction of an electronic assembling unit on a plot area of 32 ha. The total built-up area proposed is 58,757 Sq.m. The unit will have an annual capacity to assemble 14,00,000 air-conditioners; 4,26,000 washing machines and 20,640 welding machines. The total water requirement proposed is 279 KLD (freshwater requirement –223 KLD + recycled water-56 KLD). The total power requirement is 3950 KVA will be met from captive sources such as DG sets and Solar Power. The total cost of the project is about Rs. 52,380 lakhs with an allocation of Rs.1163 lakhs for Environmental management”.

 

The equipment likely to generate high noise levels during the construction period/operation period or otherwise shall meet the ambient noise level standards as notified under the Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000, as amended in 2010 under the Environment Protection Act (EPA), 1986.

 

3.                  Consideration of Old Proposals:

 

3.1              Environmental Clearance for Common Hazardous Waste Incinerator Facility at 342 B, 2nd phase, Harohalli Industrial Area, Kanakpura Talik, Ramanagara  District, Karnataka by M/s. E -Nano Incintech [F.No. 10-88/2010-IA. III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is to set up a chemical waste incinerator (Thermal Oxidation) facility for handling the non-easily biodegradable/toxic/incinerable/combustible hazardous wastes. The unit will be set up on an area measuring 4043.00 SQM of industrial land and it is an industrially notified area where in all civic amenities and infrastructure facilities required for industrial developments are available. The Incinerator installed at site shall have a capacity of 500 kg/hr and is designed to incinerate 1200 MT/A of hazardous incinerable waste. The prime objective is to concentrate, convert and separate pollutants from its media, eliminate/ reduce the impact on the environment by incineration of chemical incinerable waste. .

 

The waste shall be collected in a secured manner and transported in approved vehicles without causing adverse effect on the environment and incinerate the same in an incinerator with sound technology and adequate control equipments. The total quantity of hazardous waste proposed to be incinerated is about 1200 MT/A which includes Used/spent oil (which cannot be recycled) (category 5.1), Waste/residue containing oil (category 5.2), Contaminated aromatic, aliphatic waste/ residue containing napthenic solvents not fit for originally intended use (category 20.1), Spent solvents (category 20.2), Distillation residues (category 20.3), Wastes & residues from production or industrial use of paints, pigments, lacquers, varnishes, plasticizers and inks (category 21.1), Residues and wastes from drug/pharmaceutical industries (category 28.1), Spent catalyst/spent carbons, off specification products (category 28.2 & 28.3), Date-expired, discarded and off-specification drugs/medicines (category 28.4 ), Spent mother liquor (category 28.5), Spent organic solvents (category 28.6), Wastes/ residues containing pesticides  (category 29.1), Date expired and off specification pesticides (category 29.3), Distillation residues from contaminated organic solvents (category 36.4). The total cost of the project is Rs. 2.70 crores.

 

The project was examined by the EAC in its meeting held on 18th – 20th January, 2011 and finalised ToR. The Committee recommend to exempt the Public Hearing as per clause 7 (c) of the EIA Notification, since it is proposed within the notified industrial area. The details submitted by the project proponent were examined by the committee in its meeting held on 13th -15th July, 2011 and sought additional information. The details submitted and presented were examined by the Committee.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                    Transportation and handling of Hazardous Wastes shall be as per the Hazardous Wastes (Management, Handling and Trans-boundary Movement)) Rules, 2008 including the section 129 to 137 of Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989.

 

ii)                   Guidelines of CPCB for Common Hazardous Wastes Incinerators shall be followed.

 

iii)                 Incinerated ash shall be disposed at approved TSDF and MoU made in this regard shall be submitted to the Ministry prior to the commencement.

 

iv)                 Periodical air quality monitoring in and around the site shall be carried out . The parameters shall include Dioxin and furan.  

 

v)                  Use only low sulphur diesel.  No other oil shall be used.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental Clearance with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.                  Consideration of New Proposals:

 

4.1              & 4.2 CRZ Clearance for construction of a Star Hotel at Murudeshwar, Karnataka by M/s Naveen Hotels Ltd [11-77/2011-IA.III].

 

The Murudeshwar Complex is a small hillock (an area of nearly 20 acres) jetting into the sea on three sides and touching land on one side. There was an ancient Shiva Temple which was renovated by Mr. R.N.Shetty through R.N. Shetty Trust since 1974 and number of guest houses and lodging units were built to facilitate visiting pilgrims/tourists.

 

Two Writ petitions were filed in the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka by R.N. Shetty Trust and Naveen Hotels with request to quash the directions issued by Karnataka State Coastal Zone Management Authority  (KSCZMA), for removal of structures constructed after the inception of CRZ notification 1991.  The said direction was stayed by the Hon’ble High Court and it issued directions to the Govt. of India to decide whether Murudeshwar island is covered by CRZ notification, if yes whether it is CRZ 1 or II within 6 months from the date of order Dated 21st October 2005.

 

Pursuant to the order of the Hon’ble High Court, The National Coastal Zone Management Committee heard the above matter. The committee was of the opinion that in order to ascertain the factual position, a spot inspection of the area has to be done for which a three member committee was formed. Three member committee made the site visit and gave its recommendations in its report dated 04.05.2006 that post – facto clearance can be given to all the structures constructed post 1991 after obtaining Post – facto clearance for entire Murudeshwar Complex from MOEF based on Environment Impact Assessment Report.

 

The Govt of India Environment Ministry in its affidavit to the Hon’ble High Court has stated that it has accepted the recommendations of three member committee report and also requested the Hon’ble High Court to accept the recommendations of the three member committee. 

 

Environment Impact Assessment Report as per the committees direction was prepared and submitted to the Hon’ble High Court. The EIA Report concluded that the Marine Environment in the area is in pristine and good condition.

 

Based on the affidavit by Govt of India and EIA Report the Hon’ble High Court disposed the two writ petition in February 2011.

 

As per the orders of the Hon’ble High Court, KSCZMA has recommended to the Govt. of India, Ministry of Environment & Forests to give the post – facto clearance for all the structures constructed after CRZ Notification at Murudeshwar Complex as a whole.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                    There is no application and HTL demarcation on the project. The proponent has to prepare the HTL/LTL map through an authorized agency in 1: 4000 scale, superimpose the layout plan of the project and submit through KCZMA.

 

ii)                   The EIA is for the period of 2007 which need to be updated taking into consideration the recent circulars of the Ministry.

 

In view of the foregoing observations, the committee recommend to defer the proposal. The proposal shall be reconsidered after the above observations are addressed and submitted.  

 

4.2              CRZ Clearance laying of 2 x 18” dia insulated pipeline from Ennore Port to LPG Import Terminal by M/s Indian Oil Petronas Pvt. Ltd.[F.No.11-76/2011-IA.III]

 

The Committee decided to defer the project, since the project proponent did not attend the meeting.

 

4.3              Environmental Clearance for an integrated Municipal Solid Waste Facility at Survey nos. 198, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 208, 209, 210 and 214 Anupinakatte villlage, Shimoga, Village Anupinakatte by M/s. Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd. [F.No.10-54/2009-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves the development of Municipal Solid Waste facility at Anupinakatte villlage, Shimoga, Village Anupinakatte. The total area of the site is 10.7 ha. It is proposed to process 15 TPD municipal waste.  The project site is 15 km away from critically protected area. The total water requirement for plant processing - 10 KLD, domestic - 1.25 KLD and for the development of greenbelt- 50 KLD. The total process will generate 9 KLD of leachate and domestic waste of 1.12 KLD. Leachate will be reused for composting process for maintaining moisture. Surplus will be treated in anaerobic followed by aerobic system. The cost of the project is Rs.5 crores.

         

This project falls under activity 7(i), category B, since the proposed site is located within 10 km from the boundary of Protected Area notified under Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 and it will attract general condition of the EIA Notification, 2006 and the project is treated as Category ‘A’.

 

          The project was considered by the EAC in its meeting held on   27th -28th August, 2009 and finalized additional ToR including conduct of Public Hearing. Public hearing was conducted on 04.06.2011 at Project site.

 

During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                    Periodical ground water/soil monitoring to check the contamination in and around the site shall be carried out.

 

ii)                   The waste is proposed to be transported through the village roads, the roads shall be properly widened or proper  road for transportation shall be provided.  Details shall be incorporated in the EMP.

 

iii)                 The proponent shall ensure that the project fulfills all the provisions of Hazardous Wastes (Management, Handling and Trans-boundary movement)) Rules, 2008 including collection and transportation. design etc

 

iv)                 The gas generated from the Landfill facility shall be collected and disposed as per rules

 

v)                  The Leachate from the facility shall be collected and treated to meet the prescribed standards before disposal.

 

vi)                 The proponent shall obtain necessary clearance from the Ground Water Authority for the use of ground water.

 

vii)               The depth of the land fill site shall be decided based on the ground water table at the site. 

 

viii)              An On Site Emergency Management Plan shall be prepared and implemented.

 

ix)                 Enhance the green belt to 33% and submit the revised green belt plan within months.

 

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental  Clearance with the above conditions in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.4              CRZ clearance for upgradation of existing Dock for ship building/ repairing at existing Bedi Port of GMB by M/s Parekh Marine Agencies P.Ltd [F.No. 11-38/2011-IA-III]

 

The Committee decided to defer the project, since the project proponent Requested for Postponement. 

 

 

AFTERNOON SESSION (2.00 P.M – 5.30 P.M)

 

4.5              Finalisation of ToR for the CETP at Village Shrirampur, Tehsil Gamharia District, Saraikella Kharasawan Jharkhand by M/s Adityapur Auto Cluster [F.No. 10-67/2011-IA-III]

 

The proposed facility will be for treatment, recycling and disposal of effluents being generated by industries located in Adityapur Industrial Area near Jamshedpur Project proponent is Adityapur Auto Cluster (AAC) – a section 25 company set up by Adityapur Small Industries Association in collaboration with Adityapur Industrial Area Development Authority (AIADA) – a Government of Jharkhand undertaking.

 

Presently there is no facility to handle effluents in Adityapur. In absence of such facility, industrial units illegally release their liquid wastes in rivers and streams. The proponent has taken the initiative to set up a Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) in this area and has conducted a Feasibility Study for the same. The project is being funded by DIPP, Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India under the Industrial Infrastructure Upgradation Scheme (IIUS)

 

There are 905 units in AIADA currently out of which 791 are operating and the rest are closed. The bulk of these belong to the Engineering sector which caters to larger industries in Jamshedpur. Other units include Chemical units, units engaged in production of Food and Beverages, Paper, Glass, LPG Bottling etc.

 

The types of Effluents being generated are oily wastes and acidic and alkaline wastewater from engineering & related industries using processes such as pickling, etching, alkaline degreasing, High organic strength wastewater from Chemical and rubber industries reactor dumps / distillate/ condensate from chemical rubber and plastic processing. Also included are metallic wastewater in terms of suspended solids in water like heavy metals and phosphates.

 

A total of 770 cu.m of liquid waste per day is being generated including 450 cu.m of oily wastes, 120 cu.m of acidic/alkaline wastes, 120 cu.m of metallic wastewater and 80 cu.m of high organic strength wastewater. As such a total of 281 Million Litres of effluents would be handled by the facility every year.

 

Tanker based collection system is recommended as the wastewater generating industries are spread over a vast area and mostly they generate a small quantity of wastewater, further the terrain is not suitable for a piped collection system. Project requires 12.4 acres of land which is available with AAC and is located within Adityapur Industrial Area.

 

During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following additional TOR for further study:        

 

(i)                 Submit the justification of CETP with required factual data including basis for calculating the CETP capacity. The details of the existing industries and the consented effluent loads / disposal point as per the consents issued by SPCB, List of industries who are willing to become member in the CETP along with the loads shall be submitted.

 

(ii)                Submit the justification for selecting the site

 

(iii)              Submit details of legal responsibilities of CETP, Member Industries and Final Effluent Treatment Plant.

 

(iv)              Submit details of applicable norms under EP Act 1986 and measures to conform the standards.

 

(v)               Details of the industries for which CETP facility is proposed including raw materials used and production capacities.

 

(vi)              Submit member industry details - waste water quantity, characteristics - stream wise, storage facilities at member unit level, pre-treatment details and mode of transportation.

 

(vii)            Submit details of treatability studies undertaken to establish the recovery of chemicals and their quantity and purity.

 

(viii)           Examine sending the HW for co-incineration as per the CPCB guidelines.

 

(ix)              Design details of the unit operation of ETP units with performance levels.

 

(x)               Monitoring protocol and facilities required to monitor the inlet and outlet of CETP. Specific parameters for which online monitoring proposed shall be discussed.

 

(xi)              Special precautions for handling/storage of HW during the rainy days.

 

(xii)            Submit details of capital cost & operation cost and mode of finance.

 

(xiii)           Submit a map showing the location of member industries identified and CETP and final disposal point of CETP.

 

(xiv)          MOU between CETP and FETP with specific legal and monitoring responsibilities. The MoU between CETP and member units shall indicate the maximum quantity of effluent to be sent to the CETP along with the quality.

 

(xv)            Transportation of Hazardous wastes shall be as per the section 129 to 137 of Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989.

 

(xvi)          Suitable meters shall be provided to measure the quantity of effluent received, quantity of effluent recycled/ reused and discharged with the method of disposal.

 

(xvii)         Examine and submit details of sludge generation and method of disposal. Submit details of solid waste generated and its disposal.

 

The Committee exempted the conduct of Public hearing since the site is located within the Industrial Estate.

         

          A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

 

4.6              Finalisation of ToR for installation of terminal facilities to handle 10 MMTPA of additional LNG at PLL, Dahej by M/s Petronet LNG Ltd [11-63/2011-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves installation of terminal facilities to handle 10 MMTPA of additional LNG at Petronet LNG Ltd, Dahej Dahej LNG Terminal is presently operating at its full capacity of 10 Million Tonnes Per Annum (MMTPA). The plant has one jetty, four LNG tanks (each having a gross capacity of 160,000 cubic meter) and regasification facilities along with associated utilities (sized for handling 10 MMTPA of LNG). In view of the market scenario and availability of domestic gas an to meet the increased requirement, PLL has planned to augment the capacity of Dahej LNG Terminal from 10 MMTPA to 20 MMTPA (Phase III expansion). Total installed capacity shall be 20 MMTPA after expansion, with provisions to carry out the same in a phased manner, Phase-IIIa (10 to 15 MMTPA) estimated to be completed by end 2016 and Phase-IIIb (15 to 20 MMTPA) by end 2020. Utilities and other associated facilities shall be installed for 20 MMTPA capacity in Phase-IIIa itself

 

The Major additional equipment/facilities proposed are LNG Storage Tanks (each of 180,000 cbm gross capacity), In-Tank Pumps, BOG Compressors, BOG recondensor, HP Pumps, STV, STV  (cogen), Send out metering, Fuel gas station, Air heaters, Glycol Water pumps, Hot water pumps, GW expansion vessel, GTG, Nitrogen unit etc.

 

During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following additional TOR for further study:        

 

(i)    Submit the status of compliance of various conditions of Environmental clearance and Consent orders.

 

(ii)  The proposal indicates the acquisition of forest land 28 ha. Necessary prior permission shall be obtained from the Forest Department.

 

(iii)            Submit the details of safety regulations applicable and its compliance.

 

(iv)      Submit details of Risk Assessment, Disaster Management Plan including emergency evacuation during natural and man-made disaster like floods, cyclone, tsunami and earth quakes etc.

 

(v)   Submit the recommendations of Gujarat CZMA.

 

(vi) Submit a copy of layout superimposed on the HTL/LTL map demarcated by an authorized agency on 1:4000 scale.

 

(vii)           Submit details of safety aspects associated with handling of LNG vis a vis other cargo in other facilities within the port.

 

(viii)        Submit details of storage and regasification, distribution network etc and vulnerability of human habitation vis a vis LNG associated risks.

 

(ix)            Type of LNG carriers proposed taking into account the future growth in vessel sizes beyond the present day market trend and the handling aspects of such vessels from environmental considerations.

 

(x)  A comprehensive EIA  based on 3-season data and actual field measurements, appropriate modeling study etc shall be carried out.

 

(xi)            Submit details of Environmental Management Plan and Environmental Monitoring Plan with parameters and costs.

 

(xii)          Submit the details of court cases, if any.

 

General Guidelines

 

(i)           The EIA document shall be printed on both sides, as for as possible.

 

(ii)          The status of accreditation of the EIA consultant with NABET/QCI shall be specifically mentioned. The consultant shall certify that his accreditation is for the sector for which this EIA is prepared.

 

(iii)        On the front page of EIA/EMP reports, the name of the consultant/consultancy firm along with their complete details including their accreditation, if any shall be indicated. The consultant while submitting the EIA/EMP report shall give an undertaking to the effect that the prescribed TORs (TOR proposed by the project proponent and additional TOR given by the MoEF) have been complied with and the data submitted is factually correct (Refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009).

 

(iv)        While submitting the EIA/EMP reports, the name of the experts associated with/involved in the preparation of these reports and the laboratories through which the samples have been got analysed should be stated in the report. It shall clearly be indicated whether these laboratories are approved under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the rules made there under (Please refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009). The project leader of the EIA study shall also be mentioned.

 

(v)         All the TOR points as presented before the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) shall be covered.

 

Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan.

         

          A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

 

4.7              Finalisation of ToR for Maritime Infrastructure Complex at Kummarapuram in Payakaraopeta mandal of Visskhapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh by M/s Sir Sai Maritime Pvt Ltd [F.No. 11-65/2011-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves development of Maritime Infrastructure Complex at Kummarapuram in Payakaraopeta mandal of Visakhapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh. The proposed Tandava Maritime Infrastructure complex comprises of four major terminals for handling  different cargos along with a fishing harbor.  A number of sites have been examined including the existing minor ports for possible location of the proposed complex. On assessment of the alternative sites, the location is selected. The site has advantages including location in a non cyclone prone area detailed by IMD on evaluation of 300 year old of cyclonic track data. The project would be developed in four phases and in modular manner. The design of the proposed harbor complex comprises of a number of terminals for different utilization which includes i) A fishery terminal for all the fishing related operations, ii) Bulk cargo terminal essentially designed for bulk cargo operations iii) Container terminal essentially for container cargos and also for petrochemical product vessels, iv) Ro-Ro and coastal terminal essentially designed for operation of RO-RO vessel and for coastal shipping, v) The coastal terminal also includes the trestle which permits cargo handling operations in the open sea conditions at depth of 20.00 mts. and has direct on trestle closed conveyor system for cargo handling. There is also a proposal to establish island break water or alternatively to divide the coastal terminals in to two components with a divider break water and a helipad at the terminal point. These options are being examined to ensure optimum capacity operation of the coastal terminal. The pilot launches, the tugs and other harbor craft would be located in the coastal terminal. Supply vessels for offshore oil and gas operations also would be provided the required facilities for operation from the coastal terminal. The norms for designing and planning the various units of port infrastructures such as entrance channel, turning basin, approach to turning basin, maneuverability widths, berths, and waterways for safe and smooth navigation of ships and their maneuverability considerations in various terminals are based on the lSI Code 4651 Part-V. The total land requirement is estimated at 3121 acres. The port would have cargo handling capacities of 100 million tons/ annum on completion. There is no rehabilitation and resettlement involved in the establishment of the proposed port and multi-terminal harbor. The project has great potential in view of its location in close proximity of PCPIR in Andhra Pradesh.

 

During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following additional TOR for further study:        

 

i)                    The proposed site is close to the Thandava river mouth.  Explore the possibilities of shifting the facility away from the river mouth.

 

ii)                   Submit HTL/LTL map prepared by an authorised agency on 1:4000 scale superimposed with project layout through SCZMA along with their recommendation.

 

iii)                 Submit the details of the site selection studies justification with particular focus on environmental issues,

 

iv)                 Details of land breakup along with land use plan

 

v)                  Details of the port components

 

vi)                 Submit the details of fishing activity and likely impact due to the activity.

 

vii)               A comprehensive EIA  based on 3-season data and actual field measurements, appropriate modeling study etc shall be carried out.

 

viii)              Details of solid waste and management.

 

ix)                 Water requirement, source, impact on competitive users.

 

x)                  Details on the wastewater treatment.

 

xi)                 Details of the shore line studies to study the erosion and accretion.

 

xii)               Submit the details of the eco-sensitive areas, if any.

 

xiii)             Submit the details of Oil Spill Contingent Management Plan.

 

xiv)             Submit the details of dredging sludge quantity quality in terms of its toxic metals (at least Cr+6, Arsenic, Mercury, and lead) and its disposal with quantity (reclamation/ dredging disposal site) If disposal is in sea, location, the justification for selecting such location, the dispersal of dumping material, its effect on marine environment, effect of fishes.

 

xv)              Submit the details of study on connectivity and its carrying capacity (both road and railway).

 

xvi)             Confirm that the proposed development does not involve court cases.

 

xvii)           Quantitative and chronological CSR plan shall be delineated in detail.

 

xviii)          Details of green belt development.

 

xix)             Submit details of Risk Assessment, Disaster Management Plan including emergency evacuation during natural and man-made disaster like floods, cyclone, tsunami and earth quakes etc.

 

General Guidelines

 

(i)           The EIA document shall be printed on both sides, as for as possible.

 

(ii)          The status of accreditation of the EIA consultant with NABET/QCI shall be specifically mentioned. The consultant shall certify that his accreditation is for the sector for which this EIA is prepared.

 

(iii)        On the front page of EIA/EMP reports, the name of the consultant/consultancy firm along with their complete details including their accreditation, if any shall be indicated. The consultant while submitting the EIA/EMP report shall give an undertaking to the effect that the prescribed TORs (TOR proposed by the project proponent and additional TOR given by the MoEF) have been complied with and the data submitted is factually correct (Refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009).

 

(iv)        While submitting the EIA/EMP reports, the name of the experts associated with/involved in the preparation of these reports and the laboratories through which the samples have been got analysed should be stated in the report. It shall clearly be indicated whether these laboratories are approved under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the rules made there under (Please refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009). The project leader of the EIA study shall also be mentioned.

 

(v)         All the TOR points as presented before the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) shall be covered.

 

Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan.

         

          A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

 

Any further clarification on carrying out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measure, project proponent can refer to the model ToR available on Ministry website http://moef.nic.in/Manual”.

 

4.8              Finalisation of ToR for the development of Port at Ponnani, Malappuram District, Kerala by M/s Malabar Port Pvt. Ltd.[F.No. 11-81/2011-IA-III]

 

As presented by the Project proponent, the proposal involves development of Port at Ponnani, Malappuram District, Kerala. Government of Kerala (GoK) through Public Private Partnership mode has planned to develop seven non-major ports in the state of Kerala. The project site is located at latitude 10047’04”N and longitude 75054’49” E near Ponnani, Malappuram district, Kerala. The proposed Ponnani port can be easily accessed to the hinterland consisting of central part of Kerala and the central part of Tamil Nadu which consists of several industrial towns (Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Namakkal, Salem, Erode, etc.)

 

The proposed Ponnani port will be developed in two (2) phases consisting of dry non-hazardous with a handling capacity of 10 MTPA in Phase I and 17 MTPA in Phase II (cumulative) respectively. The proposed port will be developed in an area of approximately 500 acres which will mostly be on reclaimed land. The port will have three (3) berths in Phase I – one each for Coal, General Cargo, and Containers. Three (3) additional berths are planned in Phase II – one each for Coal, General Cargo, and Containers.

 

The vessel sizes planned at the port are 80,000 to 100,000 DWT (Phase I) and 120,000 DWT (Phase II) for dry bulk cargo; 30,000 DWT (Phase I) and 40,000 DWT (Phase II) for General Cargo; and 3,000 TEU (Phase I) and 5,000 TEU (Phase II) for Containers.  The project features includes a Northern Breakwater of 2,172 m length and Southern Breakwater of 1,115 m length. The outer approach channel will be approximately 6,300 m and inner approach channel approximately 1,487 m. The channel depth will be approximately 18.5 m (outer) and 17.5 m (inner). The channel width will be 225 m and the turning circle diameter is planned to be 480 m.

 

The total dredging volume is estimated to be around 17.46 Million Cubic Meter (MCM). Approximately 13 MCM of dredged material is estimated to be used for reclamation. The remaining dredged material will be disposed into the offshore dumping ground after conducting modeling studies to identify the suitable location for dredge disposal. Water requirement during the operation is expected to be 50 m3/day and 75 m3/day (cumulative) during Phase I and Phase II development respectively.

 

The estimated cost for the phase I development is approximately Rs. 1307 Crores. It is aimed to achieve commissioning of the port with in a period of 36 months.  

 

            During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following additional TOR for further study:        

 

(i)                  Submit HTL/LTL map prepared by an authorised agency on 1:4000 scale superimposed with project layout. Submit recommendation of SCZMA.

 

(ii)                Submit the details of the site selection studies with justification with particular focus on environmental issues,

 

(iii)               Details of back up stockyard and dust suppression measures.

 

 

(iv)              Details of land breakup along with land use plan and Details of green belt development.

 

(v)                Details of solid waste and management.

 

(vi)              Water requirement, source, impact on competitive users.

 

(vii)             Details on the wastewater treatment.

 

(viii)           Details of the shore line studies to study the erosion and accretion.

 

(ix)              Submit the details of the eco-sensitive areas, if any.

 

(x)               A comprehensive EIA  based on 3-season data and actual field measurements, appropriate modeling study etc shall be carried out.

 

(xi)              Submit details of Environmental Management Plan and Environmental Monitoring Plan with parameters and costs.

 

(xii)            Submit the details of Oil Spill Contingent Management Plan.

 

(xiii)           Submit the details of dredging sludge quantity quality in terms of its toxic metals (atleast Cr+6, Arsenic, Mercury, and lead) and its disposal with quantity (reclamation/ dredging disposal site) If disposal is in sea, location, the justification for selecting such location, the dispersal of dumping material, its effect on marine environment, effect of fishes.

 

(xiv)          Submit the details of study on connectivity and its carrying capacity (both road and railway).

 

 

(xv)            Confirm that the proposed development does not involve court cases.

 

(xvi)          Quantitative and chronological CSR plan shall be delineated in detail.

 

(xvii)         Submit the details of the fishing activity and likely impact due to the activity.

 

(xviii)       Submit details of Risk Assessment, Disaster Management Plan including emergency evacuation during natural and man-made disaster like floods, cyclone, tsunami and earth quakes etc.

 

 

General Guidelines

 

(i)                 The EIA document shall be printed on both sides, as for as possible.

 

(ii)                The status of accreditation of the EIA consultant with NABET/QCI shall be specifically mentioned. The consultant shall certify that his accreditation is for the sector for which this EIA is prepared.

 

(iii)              On the front page of EIA/EMP reports, the name of the consultant/consultancy firm along with their complete details including their accreditation, if any shall be indicated. The consultant while submitting the EIA/EMP report shall give an undertaking to the effect that the prescribed TORs (TOR proposed by the project proponent and additional TOR given by the MoEF) have been complied with and the data submitted is factually correct (Refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009).

 

(iv)              While submitting the EIA/EMP reports, the name of the experts associated with/involved in the preparation of these reports and the laboratories through which the samples have been got analysed should be stated in the report. It shall clearly be indicated whether these laboratories are approved under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the rules made there under (Please refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009). The project leader of the EIA study shall also be mentioned.

 

(v)               All the TOR points as presented before the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) shall be covered.

 

Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan.

         

          A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

 

Any further clarification on carrying out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measure, project proponent can refer to the model ToR available on Ministry website http://moef.nic.in/Manual”.

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4.9              Finalisation of ToR for Port based Multiproduct SEZ at Kandla Port, Bhuj District, Gujarat by M/s Kandla Port Trust [F.No. 11-82/2011-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves development of Port based Multiproduct SEZ at Kandla Port, Bhuj District, Gujarat. The Kandla Port is located on the West Coast of India, in the Gulf of Kutch and along the West Bank of Kandla creek at 70 0013"E longitude and 23 00’01"N Latitude.  Kandla Port Trust is planning to develop Port Based Multi Product Special Economic Zone networking the facilities available not only in the locality but also in the hinterland to meet the demands of both the country and outside in terms of quality, price and competitiveness attracting world class investors to start industrial, economic and commercial ventures of the state of the art technology. In this regard, Ministry of Commerce & Industries, GoI vide letter no.F.2/473/2006-EPZ dated 7/5/2007 had granted formal approval for Setting up of Port Based Multi Product SEZ in an area of 5000 Hectares at Kandla & Tuna area of Gandhidham, Bhuj, Gujarat. Kandla Port has planned to develop SEZ in 3600 Hectares at Kandla area and 1400 Hectares at Tuna area. Both the areas at Kandla & Tuna will be connected through contiguous corridor as per provisions of SEZ Act. As per the tentative master plans prepared, the processing zone accounts for 3,740 ha which represents 75 per cent of the total area. The balance area has been earmarked for common utilities like power, water, effluent treatment etc and supporting facilities in the residential, commercial and institutional.  Kandla area of proposed PBSEZ will be reserved for industries seeking port facilities for import and export at its near vicinity which includes non polluting industries i.e. Healthcare (Pharmaceuticals and Biomedical equipments),Automotive(Automobile and Auto Components, Heavy Engineering Equipments ,Electronics and Telecom Equipments ,Textiles, Electrical Equipments ,Gem and Jewellery etc.Tuna area will be reserved for ship based industries requiring accessibility to waterfront for their operations i.e. Ship yard, Ship Repair facility , Ship Bunkering facility etc . The project will provide employment to 55,000 persons directly and another 1,00,000 persons are expected to be employed indirectly, thereby making a total employment potential of 1,55,000. Additionally, the SEZ can attract large scale Foreign Direct investment to the country. There will also be benefits of Foreign Exchange Earnings by way of increased exports. Total Water Requirement of the project is 200 MLD, Total Power Requirement is 917 MW. Estimated cost of the project is 10950 crores.

 

During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following additional TOR for further study:        

 

(i)                Submit the status of compliance of various conditions of Environmental clearance and Consent orders. Submit recommendation of SCZMA.

 

(ii)              Submit HTL/LTL map prepared by an authorised agency on 1:4000 scale superimposed with project layout.

 

(iii)           Submit the details of the site selection studies with justification with particular focus on environmental issues,

 

(iv)             Details of back up stackyard and dust supression measures.

 

(v)               Details of green belt development.

 

(vi)             Details of solid waste and management.

 

(vii)          Details of the port component viz, channel, Details of the breakwater,  Details of the ships to be handled.

 

(viii)        Details of the layout plan.

 

(ix)            Details of land breakup along with land use plan.

 

(x)              Water requirement, source, impact on competitive users.

 

(xi)            Details on the wastewater treatment.

 

(xii)         Details of the shore line studies to study the erosion and accretion.

 

(xiii)       Submit the details of the eco-sensitive areas, if any.

 

(xiv)        Submit the details of the fishing activity and likely impact due to the activity.

 

(xv)           Submit the details of anticipated impact due to the growth scenario/ induced developments because of the green field Port SEZ. Impact due to influx of people due to port and all other associated activities or otherwise may be carefully projected and estimated. Commitments for environmental and ecological protection shall be made quantitatively and chronologically.

 

(xvi)        A comprehensive EIA  based on 3-season data and actual field measurements, appropriate modeling study etc shall be carried out.

 

 

(xvii)      Submit details of Environmental Management Plan and Environmental Monitoring Plan with parameters and costs.

 

(xviii)   Submit details of Risk Assessment, Disaster Management Plan including emergency evacuation during natural and man-made disaster like floods, cyclone, tsunami and earth quakes etc.

 

(xix)       Submit the details of Oil Spill Contingent Management Plan.

 

(xx)          Submit the details of dredging sludge quantity quality in terms of its toxic metals (atleast Cr+6, Arsenic, Mercury, and lead) and its disposal with quantity (reclamation/ dredging disposal site) If disposal is in sea, location, the justification for selecting such location, the dispersal of dumping material, its effect on marine environment, effect of fishes.

 

(xxi)       Submit the details of study on connectivity and its carrying capacity (both road and railway).

 

 

(xxii)     Submit the details of impact on salt pan existing on the surrounding area.

 

(xxiii)  Confirm that the proposed development does not involve court cases.

 

(xxiv)    Quantitative and chronological CSR plan shall be delineated in detail.

 

(xxv)      Committee observed that a dedicated corridor for transport of fuel, water pipelines and transmission lines is envisaged for the SEZ.  Submit details about the land acquired for the purpose and the route, which will have least social & environmental impacts. 

 

 

(xxvi)    Master Plan should clearly demarcate wastewater conveyance lines, internal & approach roads, green cover, and a separate drainage map will be incorporated in the EIA report.

 

(xxvii) Submit complete details regarding water supply, storm water drainage, effluent collection and disposal, solid/hazardous waste management etc.

 

(xxviii)                       Submit proposed base line studies plan, impact analysis, proposed coverage of mitigation measures and EIA reporting structure.

 

 

(xxix)   The EIA document shall be printed on both sides, as for as possible.

 

(xxx)     The status of accreditation of the EIA consultant with NABET/QCI shall be specifically mentioned. The consultant shall certify that his accreditation is for the sector for which this EIA is prepared.

 

(xxxi)   On the front page of EIA/EMP reports, the name of the consultant/consultancy firm along with their complete details including their accreditation, if any shall be indicated. The consultant while submitting the EIA/EMP report shall give an undertaking to the effect that the prescribed TORs (TOR proposed by the project proponent and additional TOR given by the MoEF) have been complied with and the data submitted is factually correct (Refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009).

 

(xxxii)While submitting the EIA/EMP reports, the name of the experts associated with/involved in the preparation of these reports and the laboratories through which the samples have been got analysed should be stated in the report. It shall clearly be indicated whether these laboratories are approved under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the rules made there under (Please refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009). The project leader of the EIA study shall also be mentioned.

 

(xxxiii)          All the TOR points as presented before the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) shall be covered.

 

General Guidelines

 

(i)                 The EIA document shall be printed on both sides, as for as possible.

 

(ii)                The status of accreditation of the EIA consultant with NABET/QCI shall be specifically mentioned. The consultant shall certify that his accreditation is for the sector for which this EIA is prepared.

 

(iii)              On the front page of EIA/EMP reports, the name of the consultant/consultancy firm along with their complete details including their accreditation, if any shall be indicated. The consultant while submitting the EIA/EMP report shall give an undertaking to the effect that the prescribed TORs (TOR proposed by the project proponent and additional TOR given by the MoEF) have been complied with and the data submitted is factually correct (Refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009).

 

(iv)              While submitting the EIA/EMP reports, the name of the experts associated with/involved in the preparation of these reports and the laboratories through which the samples have been got analysed should be stated in the report. It shall clearly be indicated whether these laboratories are approved under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the rules made there under (Please refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009). The project leader of the EIA study shall also be mentioned.

 

(v)               All the TOR points as presented before the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) shall be covered.

 

Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan.

         

          A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

 

Any further clarification on carrying out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measure, project proponent can refer to the model ToR available on Ministry website “http://moef.nic.in/Manual”.

 

4.10          Finalisation of ToR for all weather green field Port at Nandgaon, Taluk- Paighar, distt. Thane, Maharashtra by M/s JSW Infrastructure Ltd [F.No. 11-85/2011-IA-III

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves development of all weather green field Port at Nandgaon, Taluk- Paighar, distt. Thane, Maharashtra. Jindal Group under the JSW Infrastructure Ltd. (JSWIL) has proposed to develop an All-weather Green field at Nandgaon in the Maharashtra State. JSWIL is currently operating two ports one each on Goa and Maharashtra (Jaigarh) and therefore has the requisite experience in the field. The operations and the monitoring mechanisms at the operating ports are widely appreciated by the local authorities and the non-governmental bodies. The proposed port at Nandgaon, Taluk- Palghar, Dist. Thane in the state of Maharashtra, would cater to the local demands of the MIDC as well as the partial demand of the nation as far as the Container traffic is concerned at a later date, when the Dedicated Freight Corridor is operational. The port would be designed to cater to an annual cargo of 7.9 million tons in the first phase, going up to 40 million tons in the final phase.

 

The all-weather port is proposed to be located on the coastline north of the Mumbai port entrance in the Thane District. The proposed facility is planned near the Nandgaon village, which is 70 km south of Mumbai, and is about 8 km from the Boisar railway station and 25 km from the National Highway number 8. The coastline lies between latitudes 190 45’ and 190 49’N and longitudes 720 41’E. Rock outcrops could be seen at low tides occurring in NW-SE direction from the shore. The length of the rocky outcrop is about 1.5 km. The shoreline in the vicinity of the proposed location is generally rocky and fronts a narrow beach. The rocky outcrop on the coastline affords protection from the northern side, from waves coming from the southern side (monsoon period). At the location the tidal flat is 300 m to 400 m wide. The beach is sandy and pebbles can be seen on the beach. The rocky outcrop and the pebbles indicate the sub surface rock. The area behind the tidal flat is lightly built up. The area would be suitable for creating areas of storage and transit shed, which would be created by reclamation.

The port will be designed to handle Panamax sized vessels in the first phase and cape size carriers in the final phase. Initial phase will have the south breakwater protecting the two berths one each for the coal and other general cargo and containers. In the final phase however, the northern breakwater would be constructed and totally 7 to 12 berths based on the need shall be constructed. The first phase channel will have a navigable depth of around 15 m which would be increased to 19.8 m in the final phase. The handling equipments would be fully or semi-mechanised fully equipped to prevent pollution while achieving high degree of efficiency. The first phase of the port would be developed at a cost of 674 crores.

 

            During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following additional TOR for further study:        

 

(i)                 Thane district has been identified as one of the high eroding area. The erosion status at the site shall be studied and in case the site has high erosion, the port development is prohibited under CRZ Notification, 2011.

 

(ii)                Submit the details of the site selection studies with justification with particular focus on environmental issues,

 

(iii)              Submit HTL/LTL map prepared by an authorised agency on 1:4000 scale superimposed with project layout. Submit recommendation of SCZMA.

 

(iv)              Details of back up stackyard and dust supression measures.

 

(v)               Details of land breakup along with land use plan and Details of green belt development.

 

(vi)              Details of solid waste and management.

 

(vii)            Water requirement, source, impact on competitive users.

 

(viii)           Details on the wastewater treatment.

 

(ix)              Details of the shore line studies to study the erosion and accretion.

 

(x)               Submit the details of the eco-sensitive areas, if any.

(xi)              A comprehensive EIA  based on 3-season data and actual field measurements, appropriate modeling study etc shall be carried out.

 

(xii)            Submit details of Environmental Management Plan and Environmental Monitoring Plan with parameters and costs.

 

(xiii)           Submit the details of Oil Spill Contingent Management Plan.

 

(xiv)          Submit the details of dredging sludge quantity quality in terms of its toxic metals (atleast Cr+6, Arsenic, Mercury, and lead) and its disposal with quantity (reclamation/ dredging disposal site) If disposal is in sea, location, the justification for selecting such location, the dispersal of dumping material, its effect on marine environment, effect of fishes.

 

(xv)            Submit the details of study on connectivity and its carrying capacity (both road and railway).

 

 

(xvi)          Confirm that the proposed development does not involve court cases.

 

(xvii)         Quantitative and chronological CSR plan shall be delineated in detail.

 

(xviii)       Submit the details of the fishing activity and likely impact due to the activity.

 

(xix)          Submit details of Risk Assessment, Disaster Management Plan including emergency evacuation during natural and man-made disaster like floods, cyclone, tsunami and earth quakes etc.

 

General Guidelines

 

(i)                 The EIA document shall be printed on both sides, as for as possible.

 

(ii)                The status of accreditation of the EIA consultant with NABET/QCI shall be specifically mentioned. The consultant shall certify that his accreditation is for the sector for which this EIA is prepared.

 

(iii)              On the front page of EIA/EMP reports, the name of the consultant/consultancy firm along with their complete details including their accreditation, if any shall be indicated. The consultant while submitting the EIA/EMP report shall give an undertaking to the effect that the prescribed TORs (TOR proposed by the project proponent and additional TOR given by the MoEF) have been complied with and the data submitted is factually correct (Refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009).

 

(iv)              While submitting the EIA/EMP reports, the name of the experts associated with/involved in the preparation of these reports and the laboratories through which the samples have been got analysed should be stated in the report. It shall clearly be indicated whether these laboratories are approved under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the rules made there under (Please refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009). The project leader of the EIA study shall also be mentioned.

 

(v)               All the TOR points as presented before the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) shall be covered.

 

Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan.

         

          A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

 

Any further clarification on carrying out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measure, project proponent can refer to the model ToR available on Ministry website http://moef.nic.in/Manual

 

4.11          Finalisation of ToR for proposed Greenfield Airport and commercial and allied facilities near Bijapur in Karnataka by M/s Marg Aviations Pvt Ltd [F.No. 10-92/2011-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves development of Greenfield Airport and commercial and allied facilities near Bijapur in Karnataka. The project near Bijapur in the State of Karnataka envisages the development of a Greenfield Airport and large commercial/industrial area on a land spread over 727acres and 0.04guntas. The whole project includes development of all such facilities like runways, taxiways, passenger terminal buildings, cargo area and all other allied facilities required on the airside as well as landside of the airport and also all the physical and social infrastructure like roads, water supply, sewage disposal, waste water disposal, rain water harvesting, power distribution, telecommunication, solid waste management, etc. for industrial/commercial area and airport.

 

The land for the project was identified and proposed by the Government of Karnataka and handed over to the project developer MARG Aviations Private Limited. The following developments are proposed as part of the project:

 

§         Airport – Runway code 4C of 3000m X 45 m, Modular passenger terminal building, Parking apron, ATC Control Tower, Isolation Bay, Fire Station, Car Parking area , Maintenance & Repair facilities.

§         Hi-Tech Park, Small Scale Manufacturing Industries

§         Hotels, Service  Apartments,  Country Club, and Exhibition Space

§         Aviation Academy, Flying training school, and other professional educational institutes

§         Logistics warehouse

 

The site is full of uneven barren land parcels covered with weathered rock and soft rock with no significant vegetation. It is accessible by NH 218 which runs parallel to the site in the South direction connecting Bijapur city in the West to Devar Hipargi in the East. There are five main villages surrounding the site namely Buranapur, Madabhavi, Dyaberi, Alyabad and Kavalgi. All the villages are connected to the Bijapur City by narrow metalled road. Basic amenities like hand pumps, water supply, power supply, sanitation, schools exists in all the villages.

 

No ecologically sensitive land uses such as national parks, reserved forests etc. exist within 15 km radius of the site. The site does not fall within or in near proximity of the area under CRZ. There are three lakes within 10 km radius of the project site. Bijapur has about 70 historical monuments protected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The most prominent monument is the Gol Gumbaz (8 km) and the Adil Shah Mausoleum (10 km).

 

During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following additional TOR for further study:        

 

i)                    The air quality monitoring should be carried out as per the new notification issued on 16th November, 2009.

 

ii)                   Examine baseline environmental quality along with projected incremental load due to the proposed project/activities. 

 

iii)                 Examine separately the details for construction and operation phases both for Environmental Management Plan and Environmental Monitoring Plan with cost and parameters.

 

iv)                 Examine and submit details of levels, quantity required for filling, source of filling material and transportation details etc. Submit details of a comprehensive Risk Assessment and Disaster Management Plan including emergency evacuation during natural and man-made disaster integrating with existing airport.

 

v)                  Examine road/rail connectivity to the project site and impact on the traffic due to the proposed project/activities. A detailed traffic and transportation study should be made for existing and projected passenger and cargo traffic.

 

vi)                 Examine the details of afforestation measures indicating land and financial outlay. Landscape plan, green belts and open spaces may be described. A thick green belt should be planned all around the nearest settlement to mitigate noise and vibrations. The identification of species/ plants should be made based on the botanical studies.

 

vii)               Examine and submit the details of Noise modeling studies and mitigative measures.

 

viii)              Submit the details of validation of the modeling i.e. comparison of monitored value with predicted value.

 

ix)                 Examine the details of water requirement, use of treated waste water and prepare a water balance chart. Source of water vis-à-vis waste water to be generated along with treatment facilities to be proposed.

 

x)                  Rain water harvesting proposals should be made with due safeguards for ground water quality. Maximize recycling of water and utilization of rain water.

 

xi)                 Examine details of Solid waste generation treatment and its disposal.

 

xii)               Identify, predict and assess the environmental and sociological impacts on account of the project/activities.

 

xiii)              Submit details of corporate social responsibilities (CSR).

 

xiv)             The EIA guidance manual of MoEF for the air ports shall be considered while preparing the EIA report.

 

General Guidelines

 

(i)                 The EIA document shall be printed on both sides, as for as possible.

 

(ii)                The status of accreditation of the EIA consultant with NABET/QCI shall be specifically mentioned. The consultant shall certify that his accreditation is for the sector for which this EIA is prepared.

 

(iii)              On the front page of EIA/EMP reports, the name of the consultant/consultancy firm along with their complete details including their accreditation, if any shall be indicated. The consultant while submitting the EIA/EMP report shall give an undertaking to the effect that the prescribed TORs (TOR proposed by the project proponent and additional TOR given by the MoEF) have been complied with and the data submitted is factually correct (Refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009).

 

(iv)              While submitting the EIA/EMP reports, the name of the experts associated with/involved in the preparation of these reports and the laboratories through which the samples have been got analysed should be stated in the report. It shall clearly be indicated whether these laboratories are approved under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the rules made there under (Please refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009). The project leader of the EIA study shall also be mentioned.

 

(v)               All the TOR points as presented before the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) shall be covered.

 

Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan.

         

          A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

 

4.12          Finalisation of ToR for rehabilitation and upgradation  to 2 lane/21 and with Paved Shoulder Configuration and  Strengthening of Madhugiri to AP Border Section of NH-234  in the state of Karnataka by M/s National Highway Zone,  PWD, Karnataka. (F. No. 10-101/2011-IA-III)

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves rehabilitation and upgradation to 2 lane/21 and with Paved Shoulder Configuration and  Strengthening of Madhugiri to AP Border Section of NH-234  in the state of Karnataka. Project road starts at Madhugiri at km 328+450 (Design Chainage km 328+450) and ends at Karnataka – AP Border at km 508+735 (Design Chainage km 508+735). Total length of existing road is 180.285 km and the right of way (RoW) varies from 9 to 30 m. Design length of the road is 175.571 km and the proposed RoW is 15-30 m. Design speed is 50-65 kmph at plain terrain and 20 kmph at Hilly Terrain and built up areas. The project road will give better connectivity for Madhugiri, Gauribidanur, Chickaballapur, Chintamani and Srinivaspur Towns to Bangalore International Air Port through NH 7. The project road will also act as a bypass of NH 4 for Bangalore City from Sira to Mulbagal. Through traffic from Mumbai and Pune to Tamil Nadu can use this road to bypass Bangalore City. The project road traverses through 3 districts (Tumkur, Chickballapur and Kolar), 8 Taluks, 104 revenue villages and 7 towns. Bypasses are proposed at Gauribidanur (from existing km 366+170 to 373+230) and at Mulbagal (from existing km 486+765 to 491+955). Total length of Gauribidanur bypass is 5.95 km. Total length of Mulbagal bypass is 6.16 km. Out of this, only 1.41 km is new alignment and the remaining 4.75 km is existing bypass of NH 4, which crosses the project road. A realignment is proposed at Amithiganahalli (from existing km 432+915 to 435+040) to avoid two railway crossings. Total length of the realignment is 2.11 km. 5 major bridges and 51 minor bridges are existing along the project road. Out of this 21 minor bridges are proposed for reconstruction. Additional 2 major bridges and 5 minor bridges are proposed. Total 306 culverts are there in the existing road. Out of these 41 culverts are proposed for widening and 168 culverts are proposed for reconstruction. 87 new culverts are proposed along the project stretch. Four RUBs are proposed. There are 25 major junctions and 332 minor junctions along the project road. Out of these, 24 major junctions and 300 minor junctions are proposed for improvement. Bus bays are proposed at 59 locations. The project requires diversion of 0.371 Ha of forest land for the proposed improvements. Kaundinya Wildlife Sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh is situated at 7.98 km from the end of the project road. The project road is ending at Karnataka – Andhra Pradesh border. No thermal power plants are situated within 100 km from the project road and hence, fly ash will not be utilized for the project.

 

About 350 cu.m/day of surface water will be abstracted from the rivers and lakes along the project road for road construction work and dust suppression. About 2330 trees are to be felled for the project road, against which about 6990 trees are proposed to be planted. Civil cost for the project road is Rs. 421.9 Crores. Environmental management cost during construction phase works out to Rs. 3.53 Crores and that for operation phase is Rs. 4.8 Lakhs per year for first three years and Rs 45.26 Lakhs from fourth year onwards. Total 36.36 Ha of land is proposed to be acquired for the project and about 322 structures are to be cleared. R&R cost for the project is about Rs. 41.71 Crores and utility shifting cost is Rs. 3.98 Crores.

 

During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following additional TOR for further study:        

 

i)                    The proposal indicates the acquisition of 0.371 ha protected forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

ii)                   It is indicated that 2330 nos. trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

iii)                 NOC from Archaeological Department shall be obtained since the project is passing within 300 m from Archaeological site.

 

iv)                 The additional ToR as per the annexure-I to this Minutes shall also be considered for preparation of EIA/EMP.

 

v)                  Submit the details of the road safety audit and plans for meeting the IRC safety requirements.

 

Any further clarification on carrying out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measure, project proponent can refer to the model ToR available on Ministry website “http://moef.nic.in/Manual/ Highways”.

 

Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan.

         

          A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

 

4.13          Finalisation of ToR for rehabilitation and upgradation to 2 lane/21 and with Paved Shoulder Configuration and  Strengthening of Mangalore to Belur Section of NH-234  in the state of Karnataka by M/s National Highway Zone, PWD, Karnataka. (F. No. 10-102/2011-IA-III)

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves rehabilitation and upgradation to 2 lane/21 and with Paved Shoulder Configuration and Strengthening of Mangalore to Belur Section of NH-234  in the state of Karnataka Project road starts at BC road junction km 19+800 on NH 234 (Design Chainage km 19+800) and ends at Belur at km 149+200 (Design Chainage km 148+850). Total length of existing road is 129+400 km and the right of way (ROW) varies from 8 to 30 m. Design length of the road is 129.050 km and the proposed ROW is 15 m (13 m in built up and forest areas). Design speed- Ruling 80 kmph/Minimum 65 kmph in rolling terrain and Ruling 40 kmph/Minimum 20 in mountainous/steep terrain. The project road traverses through 3 districts (Dakshina Kannada, Chikkamagalur and Hassan), 4 Taluks, 7 towns and 51 villages. No Bypasses are proposed for the project stretch. One realignment is proposed from existing Km 63+320 to Km 64+020 (Design Chainage from km 63+320 to km 63+980) due to bad road geometry and old bridge. There are 2 major bridges existing along the project road. One new major bridge is proposed in realignment. About 19 bridges are retained with repairs, 8 bridges are proposed for reconstruction and additional 2 minor bridges are proposed for construction. Total 453 culverts are there in the existing road. Out of these 2 culverts are retained, 201 culverts are widened and 250 culverts are proposed for reconstruction.  Additional 251 new culverts are proposed. There are 11 major Junctions identified and all are proposed for at grade junction improvement. Bus bays are proposed at 6 locations and no Truck lay-bys are proposed since less number of trucks ply on the road. No Service roads are proposed. However at built up locations, end to end bituminous surface is proposed extending the carriageway width beyond 10m (2 lane with paved shoulder) on either side up to the available width and providing footpath cum drain at the end. The Channakeshava Temple, which is a monument protected by Archaeological Survey of India, is present within 300 m from the project road. About 2490 trees are to be felled (within 7.5m on either side of the proposed centre line) for the project road, against which about 7470 trees are proposed to be planted. The project requires diversion of 2.1446 ha of forest land. Kudremukh National Park is present at an aerial distance of 3.2 km from the project road. The project road crosses the tiger habitat connectivity corridor between Kudremukh National Park and Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary identified by the National Tiger Conservation Authority at two places. A thermal power plant is situated at Nandikur, which is about 40 km from the project road and hence, fly ash will be utilized for the project. About 350 cu.m/day of surface water will be abstracted from the rivers along the project road for road construction work and dust suppression. Cost of construction for the project road is Rs. 378 Crores. Environmental management cost during construction phase works out to Rs. 5.67 Crores and that for operation phase is Rs. 2.85 Lakhs per year for first three years and Rs 32.35 Lakhs from fourth year onwards. Total 133331.30 sq-m (13.33 Ha) of land including forest area is proposed to be acquired for the project. The project requires demolition of 632 structures. R&R cost for the project is about Rs. 54 Crores and utility shifting cost is Rs. 2.2 Crores.

 

During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following additional TOR for further study:        

 

i)                    The proposal indicates the acquisition of  2.1446 ha protected forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

ii)                   It is indicated that 2490 nos. trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

iii)                 It is passing within the Tiger Corridor within 10 km from the Sancturay, necessary prior permission shall be obtained. Conservation plan including animal underpasses  shall be provided.

 

iv)                 NOC from Archaeological Department shall be obtained since the project is passing within 300 m from Archaeological site.

 

v)                  The project corridor shall not bisect any water tank.

 

vi)                 The additional ToR as per the annexure-I to this Minutes shall also be considered for preparation of EIA/EMP.

 

Any further clarification on carrying out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measure, project proponent can refer to the model ToR available on Ministry website “http://moef.nic.in/Manual/ Highways”.

 

Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan.

         

          A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

 

4.14          Finalisation of ToR  for  the proposed MRO Units/Hangars and Assembly Units project at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) Premises, Mamidipally, Ranga ready District, AP by M/s GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (F. No. 10-103/2011-IA-III)

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves  development of  an Aerospace Park with an area of about 58 Acres within the existing airport complex in Mamidipally village, Ranga Reddy district, AP with an estimated cost of Rs. 514 Crores. The proposed project involves construction of Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) Units / Hangars and Assembly Units. These units require Airport Facilities such as runway access, supply of Aviation Turbine fuel, Engine Runup bay, Compass pad for Flight testing, Ground Handling facilities etc.

 

Assembly of an Aircraft includes assembly and installations of parts and subassemblies, which will be manufactured by OEM’s or OEM’s approved suppliers & these parts will be assembled at the Final assembly unit. Major activities in the Assembly units would be Bonding, Assembly of Composite and Aluminium parts, drilling, riveting & inserting and crimp connection of the Semi knocked down parts. A landing gear assembly for an aircraft includes mounting block and a pair of landing gear struts that are capable of being attached to the mounting block without the use of any tools. The mounting block includes individual attachment points for each individual landing gear strut that makes up the pair of gear struts

 

Aerospace industry needs thousands of components. Numerous aerospace parts such as hydraulic and pneumatic pumps, motors, fan motor casings, bearings, and heat exchanger assemblies could be fabricated / assembled in India. The overseas aerospace companies are actively pursuing to establish these facilities in India to reduce costs. Aircraft MRO Activities typically involve minor and major maintenance of the main body of the aircraft and the Engines. The main bodies of the aircraft MRO activities are classified as Airframe maintenance involving fuselage, wings, tail, cockpits etc. Engine maintenance activities involve bore scope inspection, modules inspection and change, complete overhaul of engines and testing of Engine at Engine Run-up bay after repairs. Component MRO involves repairing modification and overhaul of aircraft components such as landing gears, avionics, APU’S wheels and brakes in-flight entertainment equipment.

 

During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following additional TOR for further study:        

 

i)                    Submit the status of compliance of various conditions of Environmental clearance and Consent orders.

 

ii)                   Submit the details of Wastewater, treatment and method of disposal.

 

iii)                 Submit the details of solid waste, treatment and method of disposal.

 

Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per the provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan.

         

          A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

 

4.15          Finalisation of ToR for CETP at Bahadurke Road Industrial Area, Distt, Luhiana, Punjab by M/s Bahadur Ke Textile & Knitwear Association [F.No. 10-119/2011-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves establishment of common affluent treatment plant at Bahadur Road Industrial Area, Dyeing Complex, Ludhiana, Punjab.  The site is located in industrial area as per the master plan.  The design capacity will be 15000 KLD.  It is proposed to serve about 20 industrial units of textile and dyeing of the area.  The total land area is 15000 sq. mt.  The power requirement is 2500 KW and it is proposed to generate power about 10 MW using biomass.  The boiler capacity is 150 tones per hour.  The total project cost is Rs. 162 crores.  The proposed treatment consist of pre-treatment- -screening, flow equalization,  Primary treatment -precipitation/ coagulation, flocculation, clarification (gravity settling).  Secondary treatment -aerobic stabilization (through ASP comprising of aeration tank and secondary clarifier).  Tertiary polishing – pressure depth filtration, activated carbon adsorption, Effluent conditioning, membrane treatment 3 stages RO, nano-filteration,  Evaporation by multiple effect evaporator and agitated thin film drier. 

 

The fresh water requirement will be 5 KLD and will be met from ground source.  The affluent treatment sludge will be around 15.9 MT per day to be dried on site and disposed as hazardous waste through State’s common TSDF facility.  Boiler ash 15 MT per day to be disposed as soil conditioner (for agricultural activities) and landfill.  

 

During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following additional TOR for further study:        

 

(i)                 Submit the justification of CETP with required factual data including basis for calculating the CETP capacity. The details of the existing industries and the consented effluent loads / disposal point as per the consents issued by SPCB, List of industries who are willing to become member in the CETP along with the loads shall be submitted.

 

(ii)                Submit the justification for selecting the site

 

(iii)              Submit details of legal responsibilities of CETP, Member Industries and Final Effluent Treatment Plant.

 

(iv)              Submit details of applicable norms under EP Act 1986 and measures to conform the standards.

 

(v)               Details of the industries for which CETP facility is proposed including raw materials used and production capacities.

 

(vi)              Submit member industry details - waste water quantity, characteristics - stream wise, storage facilities at member unit level, pre-treatment details and mode of transportation.

 

(vii)            Submit details of treatability studies undertaken to establish the recovery of chemicals and their quantity and purity.

 

(viii)           Examine sending the HW for co-incineration as per the CPCB guidelines.

 

(ix)              Design details of the unit operation of ETP units with performance levels.

 

(x)               Monitoring protocol and facilities required to monitor the inlet and out let of CETP. Specific parameters for which online monitoring proposed shall be discussed.

 

(xi)              Special precautions for handling/storage of HW  during the rainy days.

 

(xii)            Submit details of capital cost & operation cost and mode of finance.

 

(xiii)           MOU between CETP and FETP with specific legal and monitoring responsibilities. The MoU between CETP and member units shall indicate the maximum quantity of effluent to be sent to the CETP along with the quality.

 

(xiv)          Suitable meters shall be provided to measure the quantity of effluent received, quantity of effluent recycled / reused and discharged with the method of disposal .

 

(xv)            Examine and submit details of sludge generation and method of disposal. Submit details of solid waste generated and its disposal.

 

The Committee exempted the conduct of Public hearing since the site is located within the Industrial Estate.

         

          A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

 

2nd Day: 11th January, 2011

 

MORNING SESSION (10.00 A.M – 1.30 P.M)

 

3.          Consideration of Old Proposals:

 

3.2              Environmental Clearance for the proposed Larica Township Djarapur (Green Valley) at Dharapur, Guwahati, Kamarup District, Assam by M/s. Larica Estates  Ltd [F.No.21-62/2010-IA.III]

 

 

The project involves construction of a township on a plot area
of 10.82 ha. It is proposed to develop HIG Bungalows (21), HIG Row Houses (61), MIG Bungalows (74), MIG Row Houses (43) and LIG Row Houses (174)..0 The total built up area is 91,000 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct a shopping mall along with different type of houses. The total water requirement is 504 KLD (fresh water requirement -365 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 400 KLD. Treated water will be used for horticulture-40 KLD, the balance 223 KLD is proposed to be disposed in the public drain. The total power requirement is 3 MW. Total municipal waste generated will be 1440 kg/day. The total parking proposed is for 1012 cars. The total cost of the project is about Rs. 70 Crores.

 

 

The project was considered by EAC in its meetings held on 3-4th March, 2011 and 21-23rd September, 2011.The committee sought additional information. The details submitted and presented were examined by the Committee.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                    Parking norms and parking circulation plan should be revised as per MoEF norms for residential sector and submitted.

 

ii)                   Water table chart should be prepared for monsoon and non-monsoon seasons. Since, shopping mall is withdrawn, revise the water balance chart and submit. Water Management Plan taking in to consideration of the rainfall, dewatering of aquifer during construction period shall be submitted.

 

iii)                 The green belt of at least 20 % shall be provided. Details of green belt calculation shall be submitted.

 

In view of the foregoing observations, the committee recommend to defer the proposal. After the above observations are addressed and submitted, the same shall be examined by the Committee.

 

3.3              Environmental Clearance for the proposed Larica Township Bongara (Green Hamlet) at Bongara, Guwahati District, Assam by M/s. Larica Estates  Ltd [F.No.21-63/2010-IA.III]

 

The project involves construction of a township on a plot area of 8.98 ha. It is proposed to develop HIG Bungalows (21), HIG Row Houses (61), MIG Bungalows (74), MIG Row Houses (43), LIG Row Houses (174). The total built up area of the project is 51,323.5 sq.m. It is proposed to construct a shopping mall along with different type of houses. The total water requirement is 405 KLD (fresh water 365 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 300 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for horticulture purpose 40 KLD, balance 223 KLD is proposed to be disposed in the public drain. Total Municipal waste generated is 1100 Kg/day.  The power requirement is about 3 MW. The total parking proposed for 438 cars.  Total cost of the project is Rs.70 crores.

 

The proposal was examined by the EAC in its meeting held on 3rd -4th March, 2011 and sought additional information. The details submitted and presented were examined by the Committee.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                    The green belt of at least 20 % shall be provided. Details of green belt calculation shall be submitted.

 

ii)                   Water table chart should be prepared for monsoon and non-monsoon seasons. Since, shopping mall is withdrawn, revise the water balance chart and submit. Water Management Plan taking in to consideration of the rainfall, dewatering of aquifer during construction period shall be submitted.

 

(ii)      Parking norms and parking circulation plan should be revised as per MoEF norms for residential sector.

 

In view of the foregoing observations, the committee recommend to defer the proposal. After the above observations are addressed and submitted, the same shall be examined by the Committee.

 

3.4              Environmental Clearance for construction of building for the Plastic Chair Manufacturing unit at Nallangna Kothapalli, Krishnagiri District, Tamil Nadu by M/s Neelkamal Ltd. (F. No. 21-121  /2011-IA-III)

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves, construction of building for plastic Chair Manufacturing unit at Nallangna Kothapalli, Krishnagiri District, Tamil Nadu. The total Land Acquired is 12.64 Ha. The proposed built up area is 19678 Sqm in Phase –I and 116648.671  sqm in Phase -II. Total area is 12.64 ha. 4.712 ha has been earmarked for green belt. The production capacity of the unit proposed are in PHASE I- Furniture – 950 T/M, Material handling Crates / palletes - 515 T/M, in Phase –II-Furniture – 1250 T/M, Material handling crates / pallets - 834 T/M. D.G.set 1500 KVA – 2 Nos.  with acoustic enclosure  along with stack of 15.5m ht is proposed..

 

Water requirement is 375 KLD which includes 230 KLD for industrial use, 45 KLD for domestic and 100 for Green belt 4.172 ha (33%). Source of water is ground water. Treated Sewage 45 KLD will be used for Gardening,  STP sludge – 0.42 T/M and domestic solid waste and leaves (organic) – 12.15 T/M used as manure. Construction debris will be used for filling in the site. No hazardous waste will be generated by the industrial process.

 

A recharging pond of size 39m x 39m, 45m x 45m of depth 2m and recharge wells of 8 Nos. will be provided to recharge the rain water to ground water aquifer. Total Cost of the project is Rs. 156.4 crore.

 

The project was considered by the EAC in its meeting held on 15th – 16th December, 2011 and sought additional information. The details submitted and presented were examined by the Committee.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                  The water balance shall be revised for various seasons and submitted.

 

(ii)                Submit the details of the water source and details of permission.

 

(iii)               Non- biodegradable waste shall be quantified and the details of the disposal shall be submitted.

 

(iv)              The parking provision shall be enhanced and with circulation plan shall be submitted. The circulation plan should not have conflicts in truck movements.

 

In view of the foregoing observations, the committee recommend to defer the proposal. After the above observations are addressed and submitted, the same shall be examined by the Committee.

 

4.          Consideration of New Proposals:

 

4.16          Environmental Clearance for the Construction of Residential Complex at Thirumullaivoval Village, Ambatore Taluk, Thiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu by M/s. VGN Developers Ltd. [F.No.21-94/2011-IA.III]

 

The project involves construction of residential building on a plot area of 80,981 Sq.m. The total built up area of the project proposed is 1,28,264 Sq.m. The project will have 22 towers ( GF+4 floors); club house (GF+3 floors) and retail (GF+ 1floor) with 1144 apartments (1BHK-224 + 2BHK-328 and 3BHK-592 apartments). The total water requirement proposed is 800 KLD (freshwater requirement 423 KLD). The capacity of STP is about 600 KLD. Treated water will be used for flushing 256 KLD and gardening 121 KLD.  The total power requirement is 5.7 MVA. Total solid waste generation will be 3.26 T/day (Biodegradable-1.96 T/day + Non-biodegradable-1.30 T/day). The total parking spaces proposed are 1080 cars + 693 two wheelers. The total cost of the project is about Rs. ------ Crores.

 

The project was considered by EAC in its meeting held on 10-11th January; 2012.The committee sought additional information. The details submitted and presented were examined by the Committee.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

                         i.       The present lay-out plan is not acceptable due closely arranging the blocks/building without leaving any space in-between. The lay-out plan shall  be revised leaving sufficient space and submitted

 

                       ii.       Submit the details of the  existing road outside the site and future planning in the area. High-rise building may be planned accordingly to avoid in-proper placing and congestion in the site. Therefore, plan has to be reviewed.

 

                    iii.       Revise the water balance chart as per monsoon and non-monsoon seasons along with proper justification for water conservation measures to be adopted in the project and accordingly the savings achieved

 

                      iv.       Rainwater harvesting measures should be based on peak hourly rainfall discharge. Recalculate and submit

 

                        v.       Submit detailed landscape plan

 

                      vi.       Parking norms and parking circulation plan should be revised as per MoEF norms for residential sector.

 

In view of the foregoing observations, the committee recommend to defer the proposal. After the above observations are addressed and submitted, the same shall be examined by the Committee.

 

4.17          Environmental Clearance for the construction of Residential Complex at Paruthipattu Village, Poonamalle Taluk, Thiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu by M/s. VGN Pragnya Reality Pvt Ltd. [F.No.21-95/2011-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves construction of Residential Complex at Paruthipattu Village, Poonamalle Taluk, Thiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu. Total land area available is 22620 Sqm (5.58 Acres). The proposal involves construction of 4 blocks of residential buildings and 1 block of club house with a total built up area of 96,491 Sqm.

 

The project site is located at 13° 5` 24.744" North Latitude and 80° 6` 31.241" East Longitude. The location is adjacent to the State Highway 55. The site situated in Paruthipattu Village is about 5 km radial distance from the Chennai Metropolitan City limits.

 

The project does not have any environmentally sensitive area nearby. The power requirement during operation is about 5.5 MVA which will be sourced from the nearby TNEB grid which will be distributed through the transformers within our premises. For emergency purposes, one 500 KVA and one 250 KVA capacity DG sets are proposed to be used. The emissions from the DG sets will be let out only through the stacks with adequate heights. The increase in the ambient noise levels due to the vehicle transportation will be controlled by the development of the green cover all along the internal roads and by implementing better traffic management plan inside the premises.

 

The total water requirement during operation phase of the project is 493 KLD and the fresh water requirement is about 286 KLD which will be sourced from bore wells/municipal supply. The wastewater generation from the project is estimated to be about 402 KLD, which will be treated in a sewage treatment plant of capacity 550 KLD proposed and will be recycled for flushing and gardening. The excess wastewater is proposed to be disposed through municipal sewer system proposed.

 

It is estimated that the municipal solid wastes comprising of 1.30 Ton/day of biodegradable wastes and 0.86 Ton/day of non-biodegradable wastes to be generated from the development. Waste from bins will be collected separately on daily basis and taken to a separate centralized collection facility. Final segregation of solid waste into biodegradable, non-biodegradable, and inert fraction will be done in the centralized collection facility. The Bio degradable waste the inert fractions will be treated on Organic Waste Converter and used as manure. The non bio degradable recyclable wastes will be handed over to authorized recyclers. 

 

Energy conservation measures including use of energy efficient fixtures and equipments are proposed in the development. Environmental monitoring plan is a vital process of any management plan of the development project. The environmental monitoring will be required during the construction and operational phases of the project. All necessary parameters will be monitored

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                  Parking norms and parking circulation plan should be revised as per MoEF norms for residential sector.

 

(ii)                The peripheral road width may be increased to 12 m

 

(iii)               Way in & out in the basement should be made clearly and no conflict zone should present in the basement area

 

(iv)              The energy saving shall be enhanced and  quantified

 

In view of the foregoing observations, the committee recommend to defer the proposal. After the above observations are addressed and submitted, the same shall be examined by the Committee.

 

4.18          Environmental Clearance for the expansion of IT Park SEZ Development Project at Shlingnallur Village, Tambaram Taluk, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu by M/s. HCL Technologies Ltd. [F.No.21-96/2011-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves expansion of IT Park SEZ Development Project at Shlingnallur Village, Tambaram Taluk, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu. HCL Technologies Ltd. Total land area available for the existing and the proposed expansion is 2,02,341 Sqm (50 Acres). The proposal involves construction of additional built-up area of about 76,445 sqm to the already approved built-up area of about 2,31,198 sqm for which Environmental Clearance was obtained from MoEF during September 2008. 

 

The project site is located at 12° 54 20.59" North Latitude and 80° 13` 5.338" East Longitude. The project location inside the ELCOT SEZ in Sholinganallur Village at about 900 m west of the IT Corridor (IT Corridor) of Chennai. The project site is at a distance of about 9 km (radial distance) from the Chennai Metropolitan City limits. The project does not have any environmentally sensitive area nearby. The environmental settings of the site are given below.

 

The total power requirement including the expansion proposal is about 14 MVA which will be sourced from the nearby TNEB grid which will be distributed through the transformers within our premises. For emergency power back-up, six nos. of 1,500 KVA, six nos. of 2,000 KVA and two nos. of 1,100 KVA capacity DG sets will be used. The emissions from the DG sets will be passed through catalytic converters and let out through stacks of adequate heights as per CPCB norms. The increase in the ambient noise levels due to the DG sets will be controlled by providing acoustic enclosure. All the above said practices are being adopted in the existing premises. Thick green cover will be provided along the boundary of the project site to attenuate noise levels.

 

The total water requirement during operation phase of the entire project including the proposed expansion is 802 KLD and the fresh water requirement is about 267 KLD which will be sourced from ELCOT supply. The wastewater generation from the project is estimated to be about 749 KLD, which will be treated in a sewage treatment plant of capacity 800 KLD (2 modules of 400 KLD each) and will be recycled for flushing and gardening. First module STP of 400 KLD capacity is already in use.

 

It is estimated that the municipal solid wastes comprising of 3.89 Ton/day of biodegradable wastes and 2.59 Ton/day of non-biodegradable wastes to be generated from the overall development including the proposed expansion. Segregation of solid waste into biodegradable, and non-biodegradable will be done in the centralized collection facility. The Bio degradable waste will be treated on Organic Waste Converter and used as manure within the premises. The existing bio-degradable wastes are being handed over to the local body for disposal as a temporary arrangement. The non bio degradable/recyclable wastes will be handed over to authorized recyclers. 

 

Energy conservation measures proposed for the project includes use of energy efficient fixtures and equipments, natural day lighting, solar fins etc. Environmental monitoring is a vital process of any such development like ours which will be required during the construction and operational phases of the project.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)       Details of the quantity of excavated earth brought from outside to filling-up purpose of the low-lying area of the project site

 

(II)      Revise the water balance chart as per monsoon and non-monsoon seasons along with proper justification for water conservation measures to be adopted in the project

 

(III) Parking plan details should be provided

 

In view of the foregoing observations, the committee recommend to defer the proposal. After the above observations are addressed and submitted, the same shall be examined by the Committee.

 

4.19          Environmental Clearance for the construction of Institutional Building at Thokkavadi Village, Tiruchengode Taluk, Namakkal District, Tamil Nadu by M/s. Aarthi Educational & Charitable Trust [F.No.21-97/2011-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves construction of Institutional Building at Thokkavadi Village, Tiruchengode Taluk, Namakkal District, Tamil Nadu. Total land area available for the project proposal is 50,221.5 Sqm (12.41 Acres). The proposal involves construction of 3 blocks of institutional buildings with a total built up area of 32,660.89 Sqm.

 

The project site is located at 11° 21` 29.43" North Latitude and 77° 49` 54.65" East Longitude. The project located in Thokkavadi Village is about 500 m south of the State Highway 79 of Tamilnadu connecting Tiruchengode and Erode. The project site is at a distance of about 7 km (radial distance) from the Tiruchengode Town. The project does not have any environmentally sensitive area nearby. The environmental settings of the site are given below.

 

The power requirement during operation is about 200 KW which will be sourced from the nearby TNEB grid which will be distributed through the transformers within our premises. For emergency power back-up, one 180 KVA capacity DG set is proposed. The emissions from the DG sets will be let out through stacks of adequate heights as per CPCB norms. The increase in the ambient noise levels due to the DG sets will be controlled by providing acoustic enclosure. Thick green cover will be provided along the boundary of the project site to attenuate ambient noise levels.

 

The total water requirement during operation phase of the project is 72 KLD and the fresh water requirement is about 20 KLD which will be sourced from bore wells. The wastewater generation from the project is estimated to be about 55 KLD, which will be treated in a sewage treatment plant of capacity 150 KLD proposed for the development. The treated sewage will be recycled for flushing and gardening within the premises. 

 

It is estimated that the municipal solid wastes comprising of 157 Kg/day of biodegradable wastes and 104 Kg/day of non-biodegradable wastes to be generated from the development. Segregation of solid waste into biodegradable, and non-biodegradable will be done in the centralized collection/sorting facility. The Bio degradable waste will be treated using an Organic Waste Converter proposed and the compost generated will be used as manure for gardening and landscaping within the premises. The non bio degradable/recyclable wastes will be handed over to authorized recyclers. 

 

Energy conservation measures proposed for the project includes use of energy efficient fixtures, solar lighting and energy efficient equipments. Environmental monitoring is a vital process of any development like ours which will be required during the construction and operational phases of the project. All necessary parameters will be monitored periodically in accordance with the MoEF / CPCB guidelines.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)     Water table chart should be prepared for construction phase/operation phase & for monsoon and non-monsoon seasons. Since, shopping mall is withdrawn, revise the water balance chart and submit. And also for laboratory purpose water requirement

 

(ii)  Provide service requirements for bus parking facility

(iii)            Percentage of energy saving should be increased further from 19.3%.

 

In view of the foregoing observations, the committee recommend to defer the proposal. After the above observations are addressed and submitted, the same shall be examined by the Committee.

 

4.20          Environmental Clearance for the construction of Rayala Hotel ( addition to the existing IT Building) at Kottivakkam, Tambaram Taluk, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu by M/s. Rayala Corporation Pvt Ltd. [F.No.21-98/2011-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves  construction of Rayala Hotel in addition to the existing IT Building in Kottivakkam Village, Tambaram Taluk, Kancheepuram District by M/s. Rayala Corporation Pvt. Ltd. The proposed project is constructed in a plot area of 9549.69 m2 (Proposed - 4663.62 m2, Existing - 4886.07 m2). The total built up area is 28,216.94 m2 (Proposed- 11,782.32 m2, Existing- 16434.62 m2). The present IT complex is less than 20,000 m2 and along with the proposed hotel project it is exceeding 20,000m2. Thus EC is requested for the above. Greenbelt area is 1023 m2. The project consists of Stilt + 7 floors + Terrace in existing IT building & 1 Basement +Stilt+ Ground floor + 9 floors + terrace in Proposed Hotel. Estimated population to step-in will be 1280. Parking area facilities is provided for 188 cars (Existing-186, Proposed- 46) and 525 (Existing-86, Proposed- 439) two wheelers. The total power requirement is 2364.12 KVA (Existing – 1000 KVA; Proposed- 1316.12 KVA).Power back up is 2950KVA (Existing – 2x725 KVA; Proposed -2x750 KVA) be DG sets. The source of water is outsourced from authorized vendors. The total water requirement is 125KLD out of this raw water requirement is 69 KLD and the treated water recycled is 56 KLD. Quantity of sewage generated is 113KLD. STP capacity is 200KLD. The treated sewage water is to be used for flushing 56 KLD and gardening 5 KLD and the rest 49 KLD will be used for air conditioned cooling purposes. The organic waste, 570 Kg/day is to be treated in organic waste converter which will be used as manure for green belt development. Inorganic waste of 500 kg/day is to be disposed to authorized recyclers. STP sludge 36 kg/day is to be used as manure.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                    The parking details along with circulation plan shall be submitted. Provisions shall be made for bus parking.

 

ii)                   Enhance the green belt to 20% and submit the revised green belt plan.

 

(i)       Bus parking facility should be provided and sufficient loading and unloading place should be demarcated in the project. Parking for physically challenged people should be clearly demarcated in the life area and toilets

 

(ii)      Energy saving should quantified using ECBC norms and U & V values should be given. Total glass cover in the project should be given.

 

In view of the foregoing observations, the committee recommend to defer the proposal. After the above observations are addressed and submitted, the same shall be examined by the Committee and the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.

 

 

AFTERNOON SESSION (2.00 P.M – 5.30 P.M)

 

4.21          CRZ Clearance for 13 Fish Landing Centers in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

 

 

(i) FLC at Bengali in Nancowry Tehsil of Teressa island under Nicobar district. The site corresponds to latitude 80 18’ 23” North and longitude 930 08’ 02” East and falls in CRZ-III as per Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan for A & N Islands. The site is a traditional fish landing centre. Estimated fish landing is 760 tonnes per annum. The FLC has been designed to facilitate operation of 56 boats, 32 Engine Fitted Boats (EFBs) of 10m OAL and 24 Local Made Dinghies (LMDs) of 8 m OAL. Land requirement is 17,020 m2. The activities/infrastructure proposed for the FLC include Land Reclamation, Retaining Wall/Revetment, Floating Fish Landing Jetty, Sloped RCC Ramp, Fish Handling and Auction Hall, Fishermen’s Gear Shed, Net Mending Shed, Fishermen Rest Shed with Administrative Room, Overhead Tank and Sump for fresh water and seawater, Tsunami Rescue Tower, Communication and Alert Room, Toilet Block, Internal Road, Electricity Supply and Lighting, Navigational Aid, Drainage, Compound Wall and Greeneries and Landscaping.  Technology to be adopted during the construction phase will conform to the approved specifications.Project Cost is  Rs. 943.40 lakh.

 

Baseline environmental monitoring for the Rapid EIA has been conducted during pre-monsoon period in 2009 covering the Project Impact Area (PIA) of 10 km radial zone around the project site. Though coral species viz. Porites sp., Acropora sp., Favia sp., Favites sp. and Symphillia sp. have been recorded off the coast near Bengali, the area around the project site does not have live corals. There is no occurrence of mangroves in the project site. An Environmental Management Plan (EMP) covering mitigation measures for both construction and operation phases have been suggested. A separate Environment Monitoring Cell (EMC) will be set up for regular monitoring of environmental quality. The EMP cost has been estimated at Rs. 4.00 lakh. As part of the disaster risk reduction strategy the FLC authority will set up a Disaster Management Cell with a small team trained in relief and rescue operations required for the anticipated emergencies.

 

2. Campbell Bay in Campbell Bay GP under Tehsil Campbell Bay (created in 2006) in Great Nicobar island under Nicobar district. The site corresponds to latitude 60 59` 59"North and longitude 930 56`08" East and is in ‘0’ Point area. The site falls in CRZ-III as per Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan for A & N Islands. The site is a traditional fish landing centre. Estimated fish landing is 3440 tonnes per annum.  The FLC has been designed to facilitate operation of 164 boats, 131 Engine Fitted Boats (EFBs) of 10 m OAL and 33 Local Made Dinghies (LMDs) of 8 m OAL. Land requirement is 14,520 m2. The activities/infrastructure proposed for the FLC include  Land Reclamation, Retaining Wall/Revetment, Landing Platform, Sloped RCC Ramp, Fish Handling and Auction Hall, Fishermen’s Gear Shed, Net Mending Shed, Fish Drying Platform with Salting Tank and Store Room, Boat Parking Yard, Fishermen Rest Shed with Administrative Room, Overhead Tank and Sump for fresh water and seawater, Tsunami Rescue Tower, Communication and Alert Room, Toilet Block, Approach Road and Internal Road, Electricity Supply and Lighting, Navigational Aid, Drainage, Compound Wall, Greeneries and Landscaping.  Technology to be adopted during the construction phase will conform to the approved specifications.  Project Cost is Rs.800.00 lakh.

 

Baseline environmental monitoring for the Rapid EIA has been conducted during pre-monsoon period in 2009 covering the Project Impact Area (PIA) of 10 km radial zone around the project site.  The dominant coral species of the region are Acropora sp., Porites Isp., Heleopora sp., Favia sp., favites sp. and Symphillia sp. The shallow waters near the project site do not have live corals. There will be no displacement of population due to the project. An Environmental Management Plan (EMP) covering mitigation measures for both construction and operation phases have been suggested.

A separate Environment Monitoring Cell (EMC) will be set up for regular monitoring of environmental quality. The EMP cost has been estimated at Rs. 10.00 lakh. As part of the disaster risk reduction strategy the FLC authority will set up a Disaster Management Cell with a small team trained in relief and rescue operations required for the anticipated emergencies

 

(iii) Havelock: Revenue village Govinda Nagar, Gram Panchayat Govinda Nagar in Havelock island which is wit:hin Port Blair Tehsil in South Andaman district. The site corresponds to latitude 12°02¢31.7¢¢North and longitude 92º 58’56.4” East and is about 39 km from Port Blair. The project site falls in CRZ-III as per Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan for A&N Islands. The site is a traditional fish landing centre. Estimated fish landing is 1030 tonnes per annum. The FLC has been designed to facilitate operation of 70 boats, 34 Engine Fitted Boats (EFBs) of 10m OAL and 36 Local Made Dinghies (LMDs) of 8 m OAL.  Land requirement is 18,400 m2 The activities/infrastructure proposed for the FLC include land reclamation, retaining wall/revetment, sloped RCC ramp, fish handling and auction hall, fishermen’s gear shed, net mending shed, overhead tank & sump for fresh water and seawater, communication and alert room, toilet block, approach road and internal road, electricity supply and lighting, navigational aid, drainage, compound wall, greeneries and landscaping. Technology to be adopted during the construction phase will conform to the approved specifications. Project Cost is Rs. 379.50 lakh.

 

Baseline environmental monitoring for the Rapid EIA has been conducted during pre-monsoon period in 2009 covering the Project Impact Area (PIA) of 10 km radial zone around the project site. No occurrence of live corals in and around the project site / jetty.  There will be no displacement of population due to the project. An Environmental Management Plan (EMP) covering mitigation measures for both construction and operation phases have been suggested. A separate Environment Monitoring Cell (EMC) will be set up for regular monitoring of environmental quality.The EMP cost has been estimated at Rs.10.00 lakh. As part of the disaster risk reduction strategy the FLC authority will set up a Disaster Management Cell with a small team trained in relief and rescue operations required for the anticipated emergencies.

 

(iv) Kamorta in Tehsil Nancowry under Nicobar district. The site corresponds to latitude 080 02` 03" North and longitude 920 32` 50" East and falls in CRZ-III as per Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan for A & N Islands. The site is a traditional fish landing centre. Estimated fish landing is 3910 tonnes per annum. The FLC has been designed to facilitate operation of 190 boats, 148 Engine Fitted Boats (EFBs) of 10m OAL and 42 Local Made Dinghies (LMDs) of 8 m OAL. Land requirement is 7,000 m2. The activities/infrastructure proposed for the FLC include Landing Platform, Fish Handling and Auction Hall, Fishermen’s Gear Shed, Net Mending Shed, Overhead Tank and Sump for fresh water and seawater, Communication and Alert Room, Toilet Block, Electricity Supply and Lighting, Navigational Aid, Drainage, Compound Wall, Greeneries and Landscaping. Technology to be adopted during the construction phase will conform to the approved specifications. Project Cost is Rs. 329.10 lakh.

                  

Baseline environmental monitoring for the Rapid EIA has been conducted during pre-monsoon period in 2009 covering the Project Impact Area (PIA) of 10 km radial zone around the project site. Though coral species are found in the area the shallow water area around the project site does not have live corals.   There will be no displacement of population due to the project. An Environmental Management Plan (EMP) covering mitigation measures for both construction and operation phases have been suggested. A separate Environment Monitoring Cell (EMC) will be set up for regular monitoring of environmental quality. The EMP cost has been estimated at Rs. 12.00 lakh.  As part of the disaster risk reduction strategy the FLC authority will set up a Disaster Management Cell with a small team trained in relief and rescue operations required for the anticipated emergencies

 

 

(v) Revenue village Wandoor, Gram Panchayat Humphreygunj, Tehsil and CD Block Ferrargunj in the district South Andaman. Site corresponds to latitude 11°35¢42.6¢¢ North and longitude 92036¢28¢¢ East and falls in CRZ-III as per Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan for A&N Islands. It lies outside the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park and is about 20 km from Port Blair  Estimated fish landing is 3750 tonnes per annum. The FLC has been designed to facilitate operation of 158 boats, 148 Engine Fitted Boats (EFBs) of 10m OAL and 10 Local Made Dinghies (LMDs) of 8 m OAL. Land requirement is 24800 m2.  The activities/infrastructure proposed for the FLC include Land reclamation, Revetment, Landing Platform, Sloped RCC Ramp, Fish Handling and Auction Hall, Fishermen’s Gear Shed, Net Mending Shed, Ice Storage Room, Fishermen’s Rest Shed with Administrative Room, Overhead Tank & Sump for fresh water and seawater, Communication and Alert Room, Toilet Block, Approach Road and Internal Road, Electricity Supply and Lighting, Navigational Aid, Drainage, Compound Wall and Greeneries. Technology to be adopted during the construction phase will conform to the approved specifications. Project Cost is Rs. 329.90 lakh. Baseline environmental monitoring for the Rapid EIA has been conducted during pre-monsoon period in 2009 covering the Project Impact Area (PIA) of 10 km radial zone around the project site. Though the adjacent Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park has presence of corals live corals and mangroves are not present in project site.  There will be no displacement of population due to the project. An Environmental Management Plan (EMP) covering mitigation measures for both construction and operation phases have been suggested. A separate Environment Monitoring Cell (EMC) will be set up for regular monitoring of environmental quality. The EMP cost has been estimated at Rs.4.00 lakh. As part of the disaster risk reduction strategy the FLC authority will set up a Disaster Management Cell with a small team trained in relief and rescue operations required for the anticipated emergencies.

 

(vi) Revenue village Uttara, Gram Panchayat Uttara in Rangat tehsil (CD Block Rangat) in North and Middle Andaman district. The site corresponds to 12° 18’ 45.4” North and longitude 92° 47’13.9” East and is about 25 km from Rangat, the Block headquarters and 117 km from Port Blair. The project site falls in CRZ-III as per Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan for A&N Islands. The site is a traditional fish landing centre. Estimated fish landing is 880 tonnes per annum. The FLC has been designed to facilitate operation of 106 boats, 35 Engine Fitted Boats (EFBs) of 8m OAL and 71 Local Made Dinghies (LMDs) of 8 m Over All Length (OAL). Land requirement is 2970 m2.The activities/infrastructure proposed for the FLC include land reclamation, retaining wall / revetment, landing platform, sloped RCC ramp, overhead tank and sump for fresh water and seawater, communication and alert room, toilet block, electricity supply and lighting, drainage, and greeneries and landscaping. Technology to be adopted during the construction phase will conform to the approved specifications.   Project Cost is Rs.172.30 lakh.

 

Baseline environmental monitoring for the Rapid EIA has been conducted during pre-monsoon period in 2009 covering the Project Impact Area (PIA) of 10 km radial zone around the project site. No coral bed is in the vicinity but mangrove vegetation is on the opposite bank of the project site on Uttara creek. There will be no displacement of population due to the project. An Environmental Management Plan (EMP) covering mitigation measures for both construction and operation phases have been suggested. A separate Environment Monitoring Cell (EMC) will be set up for regular monitoring of environmental quality. A common infrastructure for Uttara and Betapur FLCs has been suggested with base at Betapur. The EMP cost has been estimated at Rs.4.00 lakh. The west coast of Middle and South Andaman region has Jarawa settlement, a part of which borders the PIA. The conservation policy of the Government prohibits intrusion in the tribal reserve area and fishing within 5 km of the said reserve is considered as encroachment / poaching. As per the regulation, fishing for livelihoods is permitted, while fishing for commercial purpose is prohibited. Accordingly, fishing vessels operating from the FLCs will not be permitted to exploit the resources in the Jarawa Reserve Area. In the light of the above, fishing to the western side of Uttara jetty particularly in the direction of Spike island (which is considered to be rich fishing ground) will be restricted. A key environmental issue is the possibility of conflict of livelihood interests between the Jarawa and non-Jarawa fisher population. As part of the disaster risk reduction strategy the FLC authority will set up a Disaster Management Cell with a small team trained in relief and rescue operations required for the anticipated emergencies.

 

(vii) Panighat under Ferrargunj Tehsil in South Andaman district. Its on the south of Bamboo Flat Census town and northern side of Port Blair town. The site corresponds to latitude 110 41`46" North and longitude 920 43`58.5" East and is about 9 km from Port Blair. The project site falls in CRZ-III as per Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan for A&N Islands. The site is a traditional fish landing centre. Estimated fish landing is 1730 tonnes per annum. The FLC has been designed to facilitate operation of 94 boats, 84 Engine Fitted Boats (EFBs) of 10m OAL and 10 Local Made Dinghies (LMDs) of 8 m OAL. Land requirement is 18,752 m2 The activities/infrastructure proposed for the FLC include Land reclamation, Retaining wall/Revetment, Landing Platform, Sloped RCC Ramp, Fish Handling and Auction Hall, Fishermen’s Gear Shed, Net Mending Shed, Ice Storage Room, Fish Drying Platform with Salting Tank and Store Room, Fishermen’s Rest Shed with Administrative Room, Overhead Tank & Sump for fresh water and seawater, Communication and Alert Room, Toilet Block, Internal Road, Electricity Supply and Lighting, Navigational Aid, Drainage, Compound Wall, Greeneries and Landscaping. Technology to be adopted during the construction phase will conform to the approved specifications.Project Cost : Rs. 433.70 lakh.

 

Baseline environmental monitoring for the Rapid EIA has been conducted during pre-monsoon period in 2009 covering the Project Impact Area (PIA) of 10 km radial zone around the project site. There is a small mangrove patch of Avicennia marina adjacent to the project site along with saplings of Rhizophora sp. No occurrence of live corals in the proximity of project site.  An Environmental Management Plan (EMP) covering mitigation measures for both construction and operation phases have been suggested.

A separate Environment Monitoring Cell (EMC) will be set up for regular monitoring of environmental quality. The EMP cost has been estimated at Rs.4.00 lakh. As part of the disaster risk reduction strategy the FLC authority will set up a Disaster Management Cell with a small team trained in relief and rescue operations required for the anticipated emergencies.

 

(viii) Revenue village and G.P Neil Kendra in Tehsil Port Blair in South Andaman district. The site corresponds to latitude 110 50’13.8” North and longitude 930 01’51.8” East and is about 20 nm from Port Blair. The project site falls in CRZ-III as per Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan for A&N Islands. The site is a traditional fish landing centre. Estimated fish landing is 585 tonnes per annum. The FLC has been designed to facilitate operation of 33 boats, 21Engine Fitted Boats (EFBs) of 10m OAL and 12 Local Made Dinghies (LMDs) of 8 m OAL. Land requirement is 17,600 m2 The activities/infrastructure proposed for the FLC include land reclamation, revetment, sloped RCC ramp, fish handling and auction hall, fishermen’s gear shed, net mending shed, fishermen’s rest shed with administrative room, communication and alert room, toilet block, approach road and internal road, electricity  and lighting, navigational aid, drainage, compound wall, greeneries and landscaping.  Technology to be adopted during the construction phase will conform to the approved specifications. Project Cost : Rs. 329.20 lakh.

 

Baseline environmental monitoring for the Rapid EIA has been conducted during pre-monsoon period in 2009 covering the Project Impact Area (PIA) of 10 km radial zone around the project site. No occurrence of live corals in the project site.  An Environmental Management Plan (EMP) covering mitigation measures for both construction and operation phases have been suggested. A separate Environment Monitoring Cell (EMC) will be set up for regular monitoring of environmental quality. The EMP cost has been estimated at Rs.4.00 lakh. As part of the disaster risk reduction strategy the FLC authority will set up a Disaster Management Cell with a small team trained in relief and rescue operations required for the anticipated emergencies.

 

(ix) Teetop village on Sawai Bay in Tehsil Car Nicobar under Nicobar district of Nicobar Group of Islands. The site corresponds to latitude 09o12′ 39″ North and longitude 920 45′ 11″ East. The project site falls in CRZ-IV as per Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan for A&N Islands. The site is a traditional fish landing centre. Estimated fish landing is 3395 tonnes per annum. The FLC has been designed to facilitate operation of 227 boats, 113 Engine Fitted Boats (EFBs) of 10m OAL and 114 Local Made Dinghies (LMDs) of 8 m OAL.  Land requirement is 10,000 m2. The activities/infrastructure proposed for the FLC include Sloped RCC Ramp, Fish Handling and Auction Hall, Fishermen’s Gear Shed, Net Mending Shed, Fishermen Rest Shed with Administrative Room, Overhead Tank and Sump for fresh water and seawater, Tsunami Rescue Tower, Communication and Alert Room, Toilet Block, Internal Road, Electricity Supply and Lighting, Navigational Aid, Drainage, Compound Wall and Greeneries and Landscaping. Technology to be adopted during the construction phase will conform to the approved specifications Project Cost : Rs. 564.70 lakh.

 

Baseline environmental monitoring for the Rapid EIA has been conducted during pre-monsoon period in 2009 covering the Project Impact Area (PIA) of 10 km radial zone around the project site. No occurrence of mangroves in the project site and the shallow water area around the project site does not have live corals. There will be no displacement of population due to the project. An Environmental Management Plan (EMP) covering mitigation measures for both construction and operation phases have been suggested. A separate Environment Monitoring Cell (EMC) will be set up for regular monitoring of environmental quality. The EMP cost has been estimated at Rs. 8.00 lakh. As part of the disaster risk reduction strategy the FLC authority will set up a Disaster Management Cell with a small team trained in relief and rescue operations required for the anticipated emergencies.

 

(x) Katchal in Tehsil Nancowry under Nicobar district in the  Nicobar Group of islands. The site located on the northern part of East Bay corresponds to latitude 70 59`50" North and longitude 930 24` 22" East and falls in CRZ-III as per Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan for A & N Islands. The site is a traditional fish landing centre. Estimated fish landing is 900 tonnes per annum. The FLC has been designed to facilitate operation of 60 boats, 30 Engine Fitted Boats (EFBs) of 10m OAL and 30 Local Made Dinghies (LMDs) of 8 m OAL. Land requirement is 12,790 m2. The activities/infrastructure proposed for the FLC include Landing Platform, Sloped RCC Ramp, Fish Handling and Auction Hall, Fishermen’s Gear Shed, Net Mending Shed, Fishermen Rest Shed with Administrative Room, Overhead Tank and Sump for fresh water and seawater, Tsunami Rescue Tower, Communication and Alert Room, Toilet Block, Approach Road and Internal Road, Electricity Supply and Lighting, Navigational Aid, Drainage, Compound Wall, Greeneries and Landscaping. Technology to be adopted during the construction phase will conform to the approved specifications.Project Cost : Rs. 537.10 lakh.

 

Baseline environmental monitoring for the Rapid EIA has been conducted during pre-monsoon period in 2009 covering the Project Impact Area (PIA) of 10 km radial zone around the project site. The major species in the region are Porites sp., Acropora sp., Favia sp., Symphillia recta,  etc. The shallow water area around the project site does not have live corals. The project site does not have any mangrove vegetation. There will be no displacement of population due to the project. An Environmental Management Plan (EMP) covering mitigation measures for both construction and operation phases have been suggested.

A separate Environment Monitoring Cell (EMC) will be set up for regular monitoring of environmental quality. The EMP cost has been estimated at Rs. 4.00 lakh. As part of the disaster risk reduction strategy the FLC authority will set up a Disaster Management Cell with a small team trained in relief and rescue operations required for the anticipated emergencies.

 

(xi) Revenue village and G.P Hut Bay, Tehsil and C.D.Block, Little Andaman in South Andaman district. The site corresponds to latitude 10º 34’28” North and longitude 92º 32’44” East and is about 0.5 km from Hut Bay Tehsil Headquarters and 1 km from Hut Bay jetty. The project site falls in CRZ-III as per Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan for A&N Islands. The site is a traditional fish landing centre. Estimated fish landing is 2415 tonnes per annum. The FLC has been designed to facilitate operation of 115 boats, 92 Engine Fitted Boats (EFBs) of 10m OAL and 23 Local Made Dinghies (LMDs) of 8 m OAL.   Land requirement is 37,454.43 m2 The activities/infrastructure proposed for the FLC include Land reclamation, Retaining wall, Landing Platform, Sloped RCC Ramp, Fish Handling and Auction Hall, Fishermen’s Gear Shed, Net Mending Shed, Fish Drying Platform with Salting Tank and Store Room, Boat Parking Yard, Fishermen Rest Shed with Administrative Room, Overhead Tank & Sump for fresh water and seawater, Tsunami Rescue Tower, Communication and Alert Room, Toilet Block, Approach Road and Internal Road, Electricity Supply and Lighting, Navigational Aid, Drainage, Compound Wall, Greeneries and Landscaping.  Technology to be adopted during the construction phase will conform to the approved specifications. Project Cost : Rs. 742.80 lakh.

 

Baseline environmental monitoring for the Rapid EIA has been conducted during pre-monsoon period in 2009 covering the Project Impact Area (PIA) of 10 km radial zone around the project site. No occurrence of live corals or mangroves in the project site.  There will be no displacement of population due to the project. An Environmental Management Plan (EMP) covering mitigation measures for both construction and operation phases have been suggested.

A separate Environment Monitoring Cell (EMC) will be set up for regular monitoring of environmental quality. The EMP cost has been estimated at Rs.10.00 lakh. As part of the disaster risk reduction strategy the FLC authority will set up a Disaster Management Cell with a small team trained in relief and rescue operations required for the anticipated emergencies.

 

(xii) Revenue village and Gram Panchayat Guptapara, Tehsil and CD Block Ferrargunj under South Andaman district. The site is alongside a tidal creek at about 1.5 km from the sea front and about 18 km from Port Blair and corresponds to latitude 11033`23.3" North and longitude 920 39`16.4"East. The site falls in CRZ-III as per Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan for A&N Islands. Estimated fish landing is 2150 tonnes per annum. The FLC has been designed to facilitate operation of 94 boats, 84 Engine Fitted Boats (EFBs) of 10m OAL and 10 Local Made Dinghies (LMDs) of 8 m OAL. Land requirement is 7,315 m2.

 

Baseline environmental monitoring for the Rapid EIA has been conducted during pre-monsoon period in 2009 covering the Project Impact Area (PIA) of 10 km radial zone around the project site. Though the area is dominated by Rhizophora species the project site is devoid of mangroves. There is no coral presence near the project site.   There will be no displacement of population due to the project. An Environmental Management Plan (EMP) covering mitigation measures for both construction and operation phases have been suggested. A separate Environment Monitoring Cell (EMC) will be set up for regular monitoring of environmental quality. The EMP cost has been estimated at Rs.4.00 lakh. As part of the disaster risk reduction strategy the FLC authority will set up a Disaster Management Cell with a small team trained in relief and rescue operations required for the anticipated emergencies.

 

(xiii) Revenue village Padmanabhapuram under Shivapuram Gram Panchayat in Tehsil and C.D Block Rangat in North & Middle Andaman district. The site corresponds to latitude 12°36¢02¢¢ North and longitude 92°57¢21.8¢¢East and is about 16 km from Rangat, 65 km from Mayabunder, 90 km from Diglipur the District headquarters and about 142  km from Port Blair. The project site falls in CRZ-III as per Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan for A&N Islands The site is a traditional fish landing centre. Estimated fish landing is 760 tonnes per annum.  The FLC has been designed to facilitate operation of 66 boats, 43 Engine Fitted Boats (EFBs) of 8m OAL and 23 Local Made Dinghies (LMDs) of 8 m OAL. Land requirement is 14,400 m2.The activities/infrastructure proposed for the FLC include Land reclamation, Retaining wall, Sloped RCC Ramp, Fish Handling and Auction Hall,  Fishermen’s Gear Shed, Net Mending Shed, Ice Storage Room, Fish Drying Platform with Salting Tank and Store Room, Fishermen Rest Shed with Administrative Room, Overhead Tank and Sump for fresh water and seawater, Communication and Alert Room, Toilet Block, Approach Road and Internal Road, Electricity Supply and Lighting, Navigational Aid,   Drainage, Compound Wall, Fire fighting, Greeneries and Landscaping. Technology to be adopted during the construction phase will conform to the approved specifications.  Project Cost : Rs. 417.00 lakh.

 

 

Baseline environmental monitoring for the Rapid EIA has been conducted during pre-monsoon period in 2009 covering the Project Impact Area (PIA) of 10 km radial zone around the project site.  The offshore area near the proposed project site has a reef flat with concentration of dead corals near the project site. The project site does not have any mangrove vegetation. An Environmental Management Plan (EMP) covering mitigation measures for both construction and operation phases have been suggested. A separate Environment Monitoring Cell (EMC) will be set up for regular monitoring of environmental quality. A common infrastructure for Uttara and Betapur FLCs has been suggested with base at Betapur. The EMP cost has been estimated at Rs. 10.00 lakh. As part of the disaster risk reduction strategy the FLC authority will set up a Disaster Management Cell with a small team trained in relief and rescue operations required for the anticipated emergencies.

 

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                    There are only minutes of the A& N CZMA meeting. Recommendation of the A& N CZMA shall be submitted.

 

ii)                  Submit a copy of layout superimposed on the HTL/LTL map demarcated by an authorized agency on 1:4000 scale/ approved CZMP.

 

iii)                There shall be no ground water drawal within CRZ area.

 

iv)                Rainwater harvesting shall be adopted

 

v)                  It shall be ensured that no disturbance be made to mangroves and the corel reefs.

 

vi)                EMP shall be modified accommodating odour and fly control and submit to the Ministry before the commencement of the projects.

 

(i)           Washing from Auction Hall /Sewage shall be treated and the Treatment Facility shall be provided in accordance with the Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 1991. The disposal of treated water shall confirm the prescribed standards.

 

(ii)         Putrefied and discarded parts of fishes shall be removed from the Fish Landing Centre and disposed off in the approved landfill/ used as manure/ poultry feed.

 

The Committee recommended that the project proponent may submit the information as mentioned at (i) and (ii)  above before consideration of the proposal for CRZ clearance.

  

 

4.22          CRZ Clearance for construction of breakwater at Veli, Thiruvanananthapuram, Kerala by M/s Harbour Engineering Department, Government of Kerala (F.No.11-50/2010-IA III)

 

The Committee decided to defer the project, since the project proponent did not attend the meeting.

 

4.23          Environmental Clearance for Municipal Solid Waste Management facility at Swara, by M/s Greater Mohali Area Development Authority [F.No. SEAC/177-2010-IA-III]

 

As presented by the Project proponent, the proposal involves setting up of Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management facility at Samgauli, Punjab. The components of the project are Storage & Transportation of segregated MSW from secondary collection point of ULBs of GMADA cluster to the MSW processing site. Transfer stations if required will be developed at designated sites. The capacity of the facility will be 450 TPD including RDF processing facility of 250 TPD and compost plant of 200 TPD.  The inert will be disposed into a scientific sanitary landfill site. The total area of the site is 50 acres and the cost estimated is Rs 60 crores.

 

The project is a Category ‘B’ but the proposed site is within 10 km for inter-state border and also in view of the observation/ order of the Hon’ble High Court, it is proposed to take up the project at Central level for finalization of ToR as per the provisions of the EIA, Notification, 2006, the project was examined by the EAC in its meeting held on 3rd -4th March, 2011 and finalized the additional TOR for further study including conduct of Public Hearing.     

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                    The process flow chart detailing the process of treatment was not presented. It shall be revised and submitted

 

ii)                  The details of the collection of run off and final disposal method has not been submitted.

 

iii)                No odur control measures are proposed . Project proponent should submit the details of odour control measures.

 

iv)                Green belt proposed is inadequate. Project proponent was advised to revise and submit the details of green belt proposed.

 

In view of the foregoing observations, the committee recommend to defer the proposal. After the above observations are addressed and submitted, the same shall be examined by the Committee.

 

 

4.24          Environmental and CRZ Clearance for widening and Improvement of existing 2-lane to 4/6 lane of NH-17 from Kannur (km.148) to Vengalam (km.230) in the State of Kerala by M/s NHAI. [F.No. 10-37/2010-IA.III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the project involves widening and improvement of 2 lane to 4/6 lane of NH-17 from Kannur (km 148.00) to Vengalam (km 230.00) in the state of Kerala. The proposed length of this section of road is 83.09 km with proposed Right of Way (RoW) 45 m. The length of existing road is 82.00 km and existing RoW is 30 mts. 

 

          The road in general has two lanes carriageway with paved shoulders as well as earthen shoulder (1.0m to 3.0 m). Total carriageway ranges between 7.00 m to 10.00 m wide.  The land use pattern commonly consists of built-up habitation along with lands under agriculture and silviculture.  Project road passes through an area close to the Arabian Sea.  The project road has rivers and streams with the major rivers being Valapattanam, Kakkad, Ancharakandi, Dharmadam, Eranholi, Mahe River etc.   There are approximately 3731 trees present within the existing ROW and 4059 Nos. of trees along the 3 proposed bypasses.  738 properties are likely to be affected by widening and improvement of Highway. 290.00 ha of land is proposed to be acquired for this project.  There are 3 bypasses has been proposed in the project stretch; Kannur bypass, Thalassery – Mahe bypass and Koilandy bypass.  The existing road has 154 culverts, 8 major and 6 minor bridges. 30 new bus shelters and 1 Trauma and First Aid Center,1 ROB, 1 vehicular underpass, 3 cattle cum pedestrian underpass and 2 overpass have been proposed.  There is no reserve/protected forest along the project road. There is no wildlife sanctuary or national park along the project road.  The project road passes through Kannur and Kozhikode, which are part of Coastal Regulation Zone having mangrove plantation at few locations. The total cost of the project is Rs. 215.97 Crore.

 

          The project was examined by the EAC in its meeting held on 28th -29th June, 2010 and finalized the additional TOR for further study including conduct of Public Hearing. Public hearing conducted on 21.07.2011 in Kannur and Mahe on  22.07.2011 in Kozhikode.

 

          The KCZMA examined the project and recommended vide letter No.1678/A2/09/KCZMA dated 28.03.2011 subject to the conditions that elevated pathways shall be constructed over mangroves areas, in order to protect the mangrove eco system. 

 

During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                    Should not disturb the pond belonging to the Mahavishnu temple.

 

ii)                  The Road shall be constructed only on Stilt in CRZ –I area,

 

iii)                There shall be no waste disposal into the CRZ areas- backwater etc.

 

iv)                The raw material, labour camp etc shall be located beyond CRZ areas.

 

i)                    The project indicates cutting of 7790 trees for the widening of the road. Necessary prior permission shall be obtained for cutting of trees from the competent authority. Compensatory afforestation shall be carried out as per stipulated conditions of MoEF and State Forest Division.

 

ii)                  Rain water harvesting including oil and grease trap shall be provided. Water harvesting structures shall be located at every 500 mts along the road. Vertical drain type rainwater harvesting structures shall be set up to minimize surface runoff losses of rainwater.

 

iii)                R&R shall be as per the guidelines of State/Central Government.

 

iv)                IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & up-gradation of road.

 

v)                  The responses/commitments made during public hearing shall be complied with letter and spirit.

 

vi)                All the recommendation of the EMP shall be complied with letter and spirit. All the mitigation measures submitted in the EIA report shall be prepared in a matrix format and the compliance for each mitigation plan shall be submitted to MoEF along with half yearly compliance report to MoEF-RO.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment and CRZ Clearance with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

 

4.25          Environmental Clearance for 4/6 laning of Gwalior-Shivpuri Section of NH-3 from km.15.60 of NH-75 to km.236.00 section of NH-3 in the State of Madhya Pradesh M/s NHAI. (10-1/2011-IA.III)

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for widening and improvement from 2-lane to 4/6-laning of Gwalior-Shivpuri Section of NH-3 (km.15.60 of NH-75) to km.236.00 section of NH-3 in the State of MP.  The project road (NH-3, Package-I) starts from km 15+060 and ends at km 236+000. Total length of the project road is 125.300 kms. Most of the section of Project Highway passes through plain terrain. The land use pattern of the project area is Agriculture and built-up. Project Road passes through 17 villages. The Project Road passes through Madhav National Park (from 216.00 to km 221.460). The existing right of way varies from 25-60 m. The proposed right of way is mostly 60 m. Approximately 460 ha of land is proposed to be acquired for the improvement of the project, out of which agriculture land is about 361.00 ha, forest land is 59 ha,  built up is 18 ha. There are existing 4 major bridges, 39 Minor bridges, 133 nos. of culverts, 1 Railway over Bridge. 4 major bridges, 49 Minor bridges, 146 culverts, 3 Railway Over Bridge, 1 vehicular underpass, 9 pedestrian cattle underpass, 26 Bus bays, 4 Truck Lay Byes, 3 bypasses, 2 Rest area and 2 Toll Plaza has been proposed. (Including existing structures). Service road of 6.400 km has been proposed along the project road on both sides at 3 nos. of locations. Fly ash will be used for construction of embankment from Km 15/060 to Km 236/000 as per MoEF notification. 585 KL Water (mostly surface water) for 500 days shall be required for construction and other purpose including   plantation and dust suppression. 17700 trees may be affected due to proposed road, against which about 53100 saplings are proposed to be planted. There would be about 635 project affected families due to the improvement of project road. The entitled person shall be compensated according to the provision of NH Act 1956. The budget for environmental management works and operation phases is Rs. 11.57 crore. The total construction cost of the project is Rs. 897.73crore. The total cost for Resettlement and Rehabilitation is approx. Rs. 18.49 crore.

 

          The project was examined by the EAC in its meeting held on 14th -15th February, 2011  and finalized the additional TOR for further study including conduct of Public Hearing. Public Hearing was conducted at Shivpuri District.

 

 

During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

vii)              The proposal  requires 59 ha of forest area.  Necessary Stage-I permission for diversion of forest area shall be obtained.

 

viii)            The projects is located within 10 km. of Madhav National park (at 5.5 km) and a Bird Sanctuary (at 7.8 km), Clearance of NBWL shall be submitted.

 

ix)                Project indicates cutting of 17700 trees for the widening of the road. Necessary prior permission shall be obtained for cutting of trees from the competent authority. 35400 no. of compensatory afforestation proposed shall be carried out as per stipulated conditions of MoEF and State Forest Division.

 

x)                  Rain water harvesting including oil and grease trap shall be provided. Water harvesting structures shall be located at every 500 mts along the road. Vertical drain type rainwater harvesting structures shall be set up to minimize surface runoff losses of rainwater.

 

xi)                R&R shall be as per the guidelines of State/Central Government.

 

xii)              IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & up-gradation of road.

 

xiii)            The responses/commitments made during public hearing shall be complied with letter and spirit.

 

xiv)            All the recommendation of the EMP shall be complied with letter and spirit. All the mitigation measures submitted in the EIA report shall be prepared in a matrix format and the compliance for each mitigation plan shall be submitted to MoEF along with half yearly compliance report to MoEF-RO.

 

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment Clearance with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

 

4.26          Environmental Clearance for widening and improvement of existing two lane to two lane with paved shoulders of the section Kanpur to Aligarh of NH-91, from Km 141.100 at Aligarh to Km 418.192 at Kanpur , U.P(10-57/2011-IA.III).

 

The Project Road starts from km. 140.100 on NH-91 and ends at Kanpur at existing km 418.160 covering total length of 282.588 km including new constructions of bypass, realignments for geometrical improvements and approaches of major bridges across Ishan River. The Project Road passes though Tehsils of Aligarh, Hathras, Etah, Mainpuri, Kannauj, Kanpur District in Uttar Pradesh. Project Road passes through 10 towns and 56 villages. The Land use pattern of the Project area is predominantly agricultural 80% followed by barren 20%. There are no wild life sanctuary, bird sanctuary, reserved forests and archeological monuments along the project road. Existing ROW is 20 to 35 m and improvements / up-gradation of the road is proposed in a length of 282.588 km within available land except in the length of bypass and realignments. For proposed bypasses ROW will be 60 m and in the stretches of realignment ROW of 45 m is proposed.  Total land proposed to be acquired for rehabilitation and up-gradation is 160.39 Ha. It is classified as Private Land 46.16 Ha, Govt. Land 2.4 Ha and protected Forest Land 112.83 Ha. Existing road is 2 lane (7.00 m carriageway width) with soft shoulder of 1.50 m to 2.00 m width. Roadway proposed is 2 lane (7.00 m carriageway width) with paved shoulders of 1.50m width and soft shoulders of 2.00m width on either sides. Existing structures on Project Road are 3 major bridges, 40 minor bridges, 199 slab culvert, 125 pipe culverts, Besides these 8 no. new pipe culverts have been proposed. Improvements to structures such as widening, repairs, reconstruction, new construction to structures are proposed including existing structures on Project Road for 3 major bridges, 40 minor bridges, 199 slab / box culverts, 125 pipe culverts.

 

          Bypass is proposed at one locations i.e. Gursahaiganj town of 4.01 km length. Realignment for geometrical improvements is proposed at 4 locations for total length of 6.50 km. Total 11 Major and 369 Minor road junctions including existing are proposed for improvement on Project Road. Facilities proposed on Project Road are wayside amenities at 2 location; bus bays/ bus shelters at 58 locations; and Toll Plaza including administrative building at 4 locations.

 

          Total Protected Forest land of 112.83 Ha is required to be diverted in the proposed alignment in a length of about 288 km . Protected Forest is open type having density less than 0.4 to barren.  Total no. of trees falling within proposed ROW are 73569. However, 1795 nos. of trees will be required to cut. About 85 families of population 520 are going to be affected due to this project. The entitled persons will be compensated and assisted as per NHAI, Act. Water for construction will be drawn from local sources, borewell or supplied by local tankers. Use of fly ash in proposed road will be considered as per provision of IRC. The cost of Resettlement and Rehabilitation of structures including assistance is about Rs. 3.16 crore while the cost of Land Acquisition in about Rs. 24.29 crores. Estimated Project Cost is Rs. 723.68 crores. The budget for Environmental Mitigation Measures during construction and operation phases is Rs.14.47 crores.

 

          The project was examined by the EAC in its meeting held on 31st May, 2011  and finalized the additional TOR for further study including conduct of Public Hearing. Public Hearing was conducted on 27.09.2011 at Collectorate, Hathiras, 10.10.2011 at Terajakat Bock Office, 12.10.2011 at Collectorate, Kanpur, 14.10.2011 at Collectorate, Aligarh, 24.10.2011 at Collectorate, Etah, 29.10.2011 at TEP Hall Mainpuri.

 

 

During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                    The project indicates cutting of 12240 trees for the widening of the road. Necessary prior permission shall be obtained for cutting of trees from the competent authority. 24480 no. of compensatory afforestation proposed shall be carried out as per stipulated conditions of MoEF and State Forest Division.

 

ii)                  Rain water harvesting including oil and grease trap shall be provided. Water harvesting structures shall be located at every 500 mts along the road. Vertical drain type rainwater harvesting structures shall be set up to minimize surface runoff losses of rainwater.

 

iii)                R&R shall be as per the guidelines of State/Central Government.

 

iv)                IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & up-gradation of road.

 

v)                  The responses/commitments made during public hearing shall be complied with letter and spirit.

 

vi)                All the recommendation of the EMP shall be complied with letter and spirit. All the mitigation measures submitted in the EIA report shall be prepared in a matrix format and the compliance for each mitigation plan shall be submitted to MoEF along with half yearly compliance report to MoEF-RO.

 

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment Clearance with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

 

 

4.27          Finalisation of ToR for widening and  upgradation of existing to 4/6 laning of Goa – Karnataka Border (Km 93.700) to Kundapur (Km 283300) Section of NH-17 in the State of Karnataka by M/s NHAI. ( F.No. 10-107/2011-IA-III)

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves widening and  upgradation of existing to 4/6 laning of Goa – Karnataka Border (Km 93.700) to Kundapur (Km 283300) Section of NH-17 in the State of Karnataka. Proposed project is a part of NHDP programme of 4/6 laning and has total length of 189.600 km. Project road is part of National Highway No.66 (Formerly NH-17) from Goa - Karnataka border at km 93.700 and ends in Kundapur, Karnataka at km 283.300. The existing Right of way (ROW) width obtained from the National Highways department of Karnataka PWD (Honnavar) varies from 11 to 45 m on the project road. As per NHAI notification a uniform width of 60 m will be maintained throughout the project stretch for 4/6 lane carriageway along the project road. Therefore widening of the road would require additional lands to accommodate the proposed RoW width throughout the project length. The project stretch passes through 120.130 Km of plain terrain, 24.20 Km of hilly terrain and 45.67 Km of rolling and hilly terrain. Land use along the highway is predominantly built-up and agriculture. The entire stretch of the project road falls under the seismic zone III of India. Patches of Reserved forests are situated along the existing RoW. The existing RoW is not sufficient and for accommodating 60 m of RoW width, acquisition of forest area would be required thus affecting forests. Approximately 122.06 Ha of forest land is required to be acquired. Few sections of the existing highway fall under CRZ. There are about 23,491 plants/trees along the roadside which are likely to be affected due to the proposed development. The existing RoW width varies from 11m to 45m from Km 93.600 to Km 241.000 and from Km 241.000 to Km 283.300 it is 45m. The land required to be acquired all along the project road for widening of the existing 2-lane road to 4-lane is 525.16 ha in total where available ROW is less than design requirements. There are 13 major bridges, 41 minor bridges and 606 nos. of culverts along the existing road. Existing bridges and culverts along the existing road will be upgraded or reconstructed during the proposed development. There are 2 pedestrian underpasses, 4 numbers of RUBs and 2 numbers of ROBs along the existing alignment. In the proposed development 22 underpasses (3 vehicular, 19 pedestrian and cattle), 4 new flyovers have been proposed. There are 15 major junctions along the existing alignment. Total 4 numbers of truck lays and 53 numbers of bus bays have been proposed. 3 new Toll Plazas have been proposed. 7m wide service roads of 60.742km (including both sides) are proposed on both sides at urban and rural built up stretches. Cost of Environmental Management Plan is Rs. 45.00 Cr. Total 1132 structures will be affected and total cost of R&R is Rs. 328.32 Cr. Total cost of the project is Rs. 1756.32 Cr.

 

During discussions, the Committee finalized the following additional TOR for further study:        

 

(i)     Submit HTL/LTL map prepared by an authorised agency on 1:4000 scale superimposed with project layout. Submit recommendation of SCZMA.

 

(ii)   The projects is located within 10km. of the sanctuary  a map duly authenticated by Chief Wildlife Warden showing these features vis-à-vis the project location and the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden thereon should be furnished at the stage of EC.

 

(iii) The proposal indicates the acquisition of  122.06 ha protected forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

(iv) It is indicated that 23,491 nos. trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

vi)                Submit the details of the road safety audit and plans for meeting the IRC safety requirements.

 

vii)              The additional ToR as per the annexure-I to this Minutes shall also be considered for preparation of EIA/EMP.

 

 

Any further clarification on carrying out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measure, project proponent can refer to the model ToR available on Ministry website “http://moef.nic.in/Manual/ Highways”.

 

 

Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per the provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan.

         

          A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

 

 

 

4.28          Finalisation of ToR for rehabilitation and upgradation of 4- laning divided carriage way of Ankola- Hubli section of NH-63 in the State of Karnataka by NHAI [F.No.10-116/2011-IA-III]

 

As presented by the Project proponent, the proposal involves rehabilitation and upgradation of 4- laning divided carriage way of Ankola- Hubli section of NH-63 in the State of Karnataka.  Project road starts at Ankola at km 0+000 on NH 63 (Design Chainage km 0+000) and ends at Hubli at km 132 (Design Chainage km 128+280). Total length of existing road is 132 km and the right of way (ROW) varies from 8 to 30 m. Design length of the road is 128.280 km and the proposed ROW is 24- 60 m. Design speed varies from 65 to 100 kmph. The project road traverses through 2 districts (Uttara Kannada & Dharwad), 5 Taluks, 103 villages & 2 towns. The project road is located at 7.75 km from Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary. The project requires diversion of 193.5 ha of forest land (reserved and non-reserved forests). The project road is crossing the tiger habitat connectivity corridor (Anshi-Dandeli-Sharavathi Valley Corridor) identified by National Tiger Conservation Authority at two places. Bypasses are proposed along the Project Stretch at Yellapur (from existing km 63+360 to 68+036) and at Kalghatgi (from existing km 106+760 to 110+230). Total length of the two bypasses is 7.41 km. Realignments are proposed at 14 locations for geometrical improvements of existing road. Total length of the realignments is 4.245 km. There is only 1 major bridge existing along the project road, which is proposed to be widened. 21 minor four lane bridges and 367 culverts are proposed. There are 5 major Junctions along the project stretch.  4 vehicular underpasses and 3 pedestrian / cattle underpasses are proposed. Passenger shelters are proposed at 31 locations and Truck laybys are propose at 5 locations along with two toll plaza and one rest area. Service roads are proposed for 15.138 Km. The project road is not located in whole or part within 10 km from the boundary of: (i) Critically polluted areas as identified by the Central Pollution Control Board, (ii) Notified eco sensitive areas and (iii) Interstate boundaries and International Boundaries. About 4046 trees are to be felled, against which about 12138 trees are proposed to be planted. No thermal power plants are situated within 100 km from the project road and hence, fly ash will not be utilized for the project. About 350 cu.m/day of surface water will be abstracted from the rivers along the project road for road construction work and dust suppression. Cost of construction for the project road is Rs. 853.35 Crores. Environmental management cost during construction phase works out to Rs. 45.99 Crores and that for operation phase is Rs. 3.15 Lakhs per year for first three years and Rs 32.07 Lakhs from fourth year onwards. Total 315.88 Ha of land is proposed to be acquired for the project.  The project requires the demolition of 662 structures. Land acquisition and R&R cost for the project is about Rs. 71.47 Crores and utility shifting cost is Rs. 6.68 Crores.

 

During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following additional TOR for further study:        

 

(i)     Submit HTL/LTL map prepared by an authorised agency on 1:4000 scale superimposed with project layout. Submit recommendation of SCZMA.

 

(ii)   The projects is located within 10km. of the sanctuary  a map duly authenticated by Chief Wildlife Warden showing these features vis-à-vis the project location and the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden thereon should be furnished at the stage of EC.

 

(iii) The proposal indicates the acquisition of  193.5 ha protected forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

(iv) It is indicated that 4046 nos. trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

(v)   Submit the details of the road safety audit and plans for meeting the IRC safety requirements.

 

 

(vi) The additional ToR as per the annexure-I to this Minutes shall also be considered for preparation of EIA/EMP.

 

 

Any further clarification on carrying out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measure, project proponent can refer to the model ToR available on Ministry website “http://moef.nic.in/Manual/ Highways”.

 

 

Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per the provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan.

         

          A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

 

Extra items

 

5.1 Consideration of building/construction projects from State of           Haryana     

 

          The issue of water availability for building/construction projects from State of Haryana especially from Gurgaon and Faridabad considered in the previous meeting held on 15th -16th December, 2011 and Committee deferred for further discussion with Official from HUDA.

 

Senior Officer from HUDA  and Municipal Corporation, Gurgaon attended the meeting. It was informed that water supply is provided for the Sectors from 1 to 57. In Sectors -58 to 115 the water supply scheme is in progress and likely to be completed in 2-3 years. The Water Treatment Plant and distribution system will also be in place.  They will be able to provide the drinking water supply in 2-3 years. For  Sectors 58 – 67 where the facility will be completed soon, the water can be supplied in 1-2 years. 

 

 

During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                    Gurgaon District is a grey zone -with scant groundwater reserves’. No further extraction of ground water is allowed for construction activities in the two districts – Gurgaon and Faridabad as per the Central Ground Water Authority. In water logged area of Gurgaon, water extraction is considered case to case basis. For domestic water extraction, the decision is taken by the Deputy Commissioner. In Faridabad, extraction is permissible outside the Municipal limits.

 

ii)                  The historic Najafgarh Jheel in Gurgaon District on Delhi-Haryana border – not only has regional and local significance from stormwater management but also is important source of groundwater recharge as well as supports rich biodiversity and attracts bird nesting. Any further developments need to protect this environmentally sensitive water body from further degradation. In order to map the boundary of this Jheel, the HUDA should, recheck and confirm from the revenue records the contours of Jheel at Najafgarh.

 

iii)                The bowl/drainage flow should not be disturbed due to development of infrastructure in new sectors.

 

iv)                Commitment of source of water during construction be provided by project proponent.

 

In view of the above, the Committee recommends that the projects where the proponent provides authorized and committed source of water for both during and post construction period alone can be considered for appraisal for Environmental Clearance.

 

5.2           Discussion on Strom Water Drainage Project at Pune, Maharashtra.

 

The proposal is of Storm Water Drainage Project of Pune city to be developed under J.N.N.U.R.M by M/s Pune Municipal Corporation. Baner Area Sabha & Jal Biradari have filed a PIL in the Hon’ble High Court of Bombay challenging the concretization of drain beds and not obtaining Environmental Clearance from Ministry of Environment and Forests. On 5th May, 2011, the Hon’ble Court directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests, to state whether it is necessary for the Pune Municipal Corporation to obtain Environmental Clearance under the EIA Notification dated 14th September, 2006 for the project in question. Ministry has filed a reply affidavit stating that the Storm Water Drainage Project is not listed in the projects/activities listed in the schedule of EIA Notification 2006 and  does not require Environmental Clearance under the Environment Impact Assessment Notification dated 14th September, 2006 as amended in 2009. However, implementing agency should address issues such as hydrology, surface drainage, existing drainage channels, non point sources of pollutants, soil erosion and sedimentations etc. in their implementation plan.

 

Hon’ble Court order dated 20th June, 2011 is reproduced below:

 

‘Accordingly, we direct the petitioner to make representation to Government of India, Ministry of Environment and Forests within one week from today, highlighting all the issues which are sought to be raised before us in this public interest litigation. The Government of India, Ministry of Environment and Forests will consider the same in proper perspective and with utmost expedition.

 

“it is expected that the Ministry of Environment and Forests will take decision on the petitioners representation with utmost expedition and preferably within 3 weeks from the receipt of their representation.’

 

          The EAC in its 104th meeting held on 17th - 19th August, 2011 constituted a sub-committee to visit the site, collect all the facts and information, have interaction with the Petitioners, concerned officials from PMC, officials from the Department of Revenue, Irrigation, Environment and Town Planning and submit its report to the Expert Appraisal Committee.

 

          The Sub Committee comprised of :

(i)                 Apurba Gupta, Former Director Grade Scientist, NEERI and member EAC,

(ii)                Dr. Niraj Sharma, Scientist CRRI and member EAC,

(iii)              A representative from State Government of Maharashtra and

(iv)              Director (Scientific), Regional Office, MoEF, Bhopal

 

          Sub Committee visited the site on 14th -15th September, 2011 and presented their interim report to the Committee.  During discussion, in its October meeting, the EAC felt that the visit is not concluded and there are some issues still left including the interaction with the petitioners. The sub-Committee again visited on 3rd -4th November, 2011. Its report is placed at Annexure-II. The Sub-Committee report was discussed by the Committee.

 

In the meeting held in December, 2011, Senior officers from Pune Municipal Corporation attended. Shri Janak Daftary, Petitioner attended the meeting and made a presentation.

 

The EAC committee examined the written response of PMC dated 09.08.2011 with respect to the  various issues raised by the petitioner viz water body Vs nallah, measures taken towards percolation,  maintaining the width of nallah as per Development Plan, preventing sewerage into drain.  Without prejudice to the above, PMC agreed not to provide bed treatment/ bed concrete where natural section available is adequate to carry design flood discharge.

 

  The committee examined the details of the points presented by Shri Janak Daftary, Petitioner in the December meeting and submitted through written representation viz. concreting the water bodies within wet lands, reduction in percolation, loss of bio-diversity, reduction in width of water bodies etc.

 

During the discussion following points emerged:

 

 

(i)               The natural drainage sections are found shallow, silted and filled with vegetations and debris. Frequent flooding at certain stretches implies inadequate carrying capacity of the drains. The proposed drainage sections should accommodate recommended intensity of rainfall which may be considered for future 30-50 years of development in the catchments area. Consequently, the width of the section may be determined / revised based on acceptable future hydraulic loading as practiced by PMC.

 

(ii)             As agreed by PMC vide letter dated 09.08.2011, shall not provide bed treatment/ bed concrete except fencing wall where natural section available is adequate to carry design flood discharge. At location where natural section is not adequate to carry the design flood discharge, PMC shall explore non-concretetisation techniques for lining of the storm water drain.

 

(iii)           Necessary prior permission shall be obtained for cutting of trees from the competent authority. Compensatory afforestation shall be carried out. Also shall identify/acquire the 7-9 m wide corridor on either side of the drain for raising the appropriate green belt consulting Forests Department / botanical experts wherever possible. Encroachments should be strongly dealt with as per the law.

 

(iv)           The PMC shall relocate the sewer line outside the drains immediately so as to prevent ground water contamination through percolation. This should include measures to intercept and diversion sewers for preventing sewage out falling into drainage channels.

 

(v)             The malba/excess earth material/debris from the drain vicinity shall be removed and  disposed off at the approved sites.

 

(vi)            PMC shall maintain the width of nallah as mentioned in the Development Plan sanctioned vide Notification NO. TPS-1807/39/CR-1070/07/UD-13 dated 18.09.2007.

 

The Committee accepts the recommendations of its sub-Committee with the above comments and recommends that the Storm water drainage work shall be undertaken with the above conditions to prevent likely environmental impacts.

 

 

 

Annexure-I

ToR for National / Sate Highway Road Projects

 

(i)           Examine and submit a brief description of the project, project name, nature, size, its importance to the region/state and the country.

 

(ii)         The water tank along the project road shall not be disturbed.

 

(iii)       Any litigation(s) pending against the proposed project and/or any directions or orders passed by any court of law/any statutory authority against the project is to be detailed out.

 

(iv)       Submit detailed alignment plan, with details such as nature of terrain (plain, rolling, hilly), land use pattern, habitation, cropping pattern, forest area, environmentally sensitive places, mangroves, notified industrial areas, sand dunes, sea, river, lake, details of villages, teshils, districts and states, latitude and longitude for important locations falling on the alignment by employing remote sensing techniques followed by ground truthing and also through secondary data sources.

 

(v)         Describe various alternatives considered, procedures and criteria adopted for selection of the final alternative with reasons.

 

(vi)       Submit Land use map of the study area to a scale of 1: 25,000 based on recent satellite imagery delineating the crop lands (both single and double crop), agricultural plantations, fallow lands, waste lands, water bodies, built-up areas, forest area and other surface features such as railway tracks, ports, airports, roads, and major industries etc. and  submit a detailed ground surveyed map on 1:2000 scale showing the existing features falling within the right of way namely trees, structures including archeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

(vii)     If the proposed route is passing through any hilly area, examine and submit the stability of slopes, if the proposed road is to pass through cutting or embankment/ control of soil erosion from embankment.

 

(viii)   If the proposed route involves tunnelling, the details of the tunnel and locations of tunnelling with geological structural fraction should be provided.  In case the road passes through a flood plain of the river, the details of micro drainage, flood passages and information on flood periodicity at least of last 50 years in the area should be examined.

 

(ix)       The projects is passing through an Elephant Corridor  a map duly authenticated by Chief Wildlife Warden showing these features vis-à-vis the project location and the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden thereon should be furnished at the stage of EC. An underpass in Elephant corridor shall be provided.

 

(x)         Study regarding the Animal bypasses / underpasses etc. across the habitation areas shall be carried out.  Adequate cattle passes for the movement of agriculture material shall be provided at the stretches passing through habitation areas.

 

 

(xi)       If the proposed route is passing through a city or town, with houses and human habitation on the either side of the road, the necessity for provision of bypasses/diversions/under passes shall be examined and submitted. The proposal should also indicate the location of wayside amenities, which should include petrol station/service centre, rest areas including public conveyance, etc.

 

(xii)     Submit details about measures taken for the pedestrian safety and construction of underpasses and foot-over bridges along with flyovers and interchanges.

 

(xiii)   Assess whether there is a possibility that the proposed project will adversely affect road traffic in the surrounding areas (e.g. by causing increases in traffic congestion and traffic accidents).

 

(xiv)   Clearly indicate/provide details regarding the location, date (along with site photographs with the background of monitoring equipments and/or sample collection in process) and  protocol adopted for sampling and analysis of various environmental parameters as a part of the baseline  data collection.

 

(xv)     Examine and submit the details of sand quarry, borrow area and rehabilitation.

 

(xvi)   Climate and meteorology (max and min temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, frequency of tropical cyclone and snow fall); the nearest IMD meteorological station from which climatological data have been obtained to be indicated.

 

(xvii) The air quality monitoring should be carried out as per the new notification issued on 16th November, 2009.

 

(xviii)     Identify project activities during construction and operation phases, which will affect the noise levels and the potential for increased noise resulting from this project. Discuss the effect of noise levels on near by habitation during the construction and operational phases of the proposed highway. Identify noise reduction measures and traffic management strategies to be deployed for reducing the negative impact if any.  Prediction of noise levels should be done by using mathematical modelling at different representative locations.

 

(xix)   Examine the impact during construction activities due to generation of fugitive dust from crusher units, air emissions from hot mix plants and vehicles used for transportation of materials and prediction of impact on ambient air quality using appropriate mathematical model, description of model, input requirement and reference of derivation, distribution of major pollutants and presentation in tabular form for easy interpretation shall be carried out.

 

(xx)     Also examine and submit the details about the protection to existing habitations from dust, noise, odour etc. during construction stage.

 

(xxi)   If the proposed route involves cutting of earth, the details of area to be cut, depth of cut, locations, soil type, volume and quantity of earth and other materials to be removed with location of disposal/ dump site along with necessary permission.

 

(xxii) If the proposed route is passing through low lying areas, details of fill materials and initial and final levels after filling above MSL, should be examined and submit.

 

(xxiii)     Examine and submit the water bodies including the seasonal ones within the corridor of impacts along with their status, volumetric capacity and quality likely impacts on them due to the project.

 

(xxiv)     Examine and submit details of water quantity required and source of water including water requirement during the construction stage with supporting data and also classification of ground water based on the CGWA classification.

 

(xxv) Examine and submit the details of measures taken during constructions of bridges across river/canal/major or minor drains keeping in view the flooding of the rivers and the life span of the existing bridges.  Provision of speed breakers, safety signals, service lanes and foot paths should be examined at appropriate locations through out the proposed road to avoid the accidents.

 

(xxvi)     If there will be any change in the drainage pattern after the proposed activity, details of changes shall be examined and submitted.

 

(xxvii)   Rain water harvesting pit should be at least 3 - 5 m. above the highest ground water table. Provision shall be made for oil and grease removal from surface runoff.

 

(xxviii) If there is a possibility that the construction/widening of road will cause impact such as destruction of forest, poaching, reductions in wetland areas, if so, examine the impact and submit details.

 

(xxix)     Submit the details of road safety, signage, service roads, vehicular under passes, accident prone zone and the mitigation measures.

 

(xxx) IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & up-gradation of road.

 

(xxxi)     Submit details of social impact assessment due to the proposed construction of road.

 

(xxxii)   Examine road design standards, safety equipment specifications and Management System training to ensure that design details take account of safety concerns and submit the traffic management plan. 

 

(xxxiii) Accident data and geographic distribution should be reviewed and analyzed to predict and identify trends – incase of expansion of the existing highway and provide Post accident emergency assistance and medical care to accident victims.

 

(xxxiv) If the proposed project involves any land reclamation, details to be provided for which activity land to reclaim and the area of land to be reclaimed.

 

(xxxv)   Details of the properties, houses, businesses etc. activities likely to be effected by land acquisition and their financial loses annually.

 

(xxxvi) Detailed R&R plan with data on the existing socio-economic status of the population in the study area and broad plan for resettlement of the displaced population, site for the resettlement colony, alternative livelihood concerns/ employment and rehabilitation of the displaced people, civil and housing amenities being offered, etc  and the schedule of the implementation of the project specific.

 

(xxxvii)                 Submit details of Corporate Social Responsibility. Necessary provisions should be made in the budget.

 

(xxxviii)               Estimated cost of the project including environmental monitoring cost and funding agencies, whether governmental or on the basis of BOT etc and provide details of budget provisions (capital & recurring) for the project specific R&R Plan.

 

(xxxix) Submit environmental management and monitoring plan for all phases of the project viz. construction and operation.

 

General Guidelines:

 

(i)           The EIA document shall be printed on both sides, as for as possible.

 

(ii)         The status of accreditation of the EIA consultant with NABET/QCI shall be specifically mentioned. The consultant shall certify that his accreditation is for the sector for which this EIA is prepared.

 

(iii)       On the front page of EIA/EMP reports, the name of the consultant/consultancy firm along with their complete details including their accreditation, if any shall be indicated. The consultant while submitting the EIA/EMP report shall give an undertaking to the effect that the prescribed TORs (TOR proposed by the project proponent and additional TOR given by the MoEF) have been complied with and the data submitted is factually correct (Refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009).

 

(iv)       While submitting the EIA/EMP reports, the name of the experts associated with/involved in the preparation of these reports and the laboratories through which the samples have been got analysed should be stated in the report. It shall clearly be indicated whether these laboratories are approved under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the rules made there under (Please refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009). The project leader of the EIA study shall also be mentioned.

 

(v)         All the TOR points as presented before the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) shall be covered.


108th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee for Infrastructure Development, Coastal Regulation Zone and Miscellaneous projects held on 10th – 11th January, 2012 at India Islamic Cultural Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.

 

List of Participants

 

 Expert Committee

 

1.     Shri Naresh Dayal                               Chairman

2.     Dr. M.L. Sharma                                           Vice Chairman

3.     Dr. Apurba Gupta                                         Member

4.     Shri V.G.Koshy                                 Member

5.     Shri G Bala Subramanyam               Member

6.     Dr. S.P. Bansal                                       Member

7.     Dr. H.S. Ramesh                                             Member

8.     Dr. Y. Basavaraju                                          Member                          

9.     Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla                            Member

10. Dr. Niraj Sharma (Rep. of CRRI)           Member

11. Shri Lalit Kapur                                       Member Secretary

 

MoEF officials      

 

12. Shri E. Thirunavukkarasu                     Scientist ‘C’, MoEF

13. Dr. P.V. Subba Rao                        Scientist-B , MoEF

 

Project Authorities:

 

Representatives from M/s. E -Nano Incintech

Representatives from M/s Naveen Hotels Ltd

Representatives from M/s. Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd

Representatives from M/s Adityapur Auto Cluster

Representatives from M/s Petronet LNG Ltd

Representatives from M/s Sir Sai Maritime Pvt Ltd

Representatives from M/s Malabar Port Pvt. Ltd.

Representatives from M/s Kandla Port Trust

Representatives from M/s JSW Infrastructure Ltd

Representatives from M/s Marg Aviations Pvt Ltd

 

Representatives from M/s National Highway Zone,  PWD, Karnataka Representatives from M/s GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. NHAI

Representatives from M/s Bahadur Ke Textile & Knitwear Association Representatives from M/s. Larica Estates  Ltd

 Representatives from M/s Neelkamal Ltd

Representatives from M/s. VGN Developers Ltd

Representatives from M/s. HCL Technologies Ltd

Representatives from M/s. Aarthi Educational & Charitable Trust

Representatives from M/s. Rayala Corporation Pvt Ltd.

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