Minutes of the 18th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 24th & 25th January, 2010 at Tansen Hall, Scope Complex,  Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110 003

 

18.0        Opening Remarks of the Chairman

 

At the outset, Chairman welcomed the members of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1(Industry). Thereafter, agenda items were taken up for discussion.

 

18.1        Confirmation of the Minutes of the 17th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 13th & 14th December, 2010

 

               Minutes of the last meeting held during 13th & 14th December, 2010 were confirmed.

 

18.2.0     Consideration of the Projects

 

24th January, 2011

 

Proposals for Environmental clearance

 

18.2.1   Integrated Cement Plant (Clinker, 2.9 MTPA; Cement, 4.8 MTPA) along with Captive Power Plant (75 MW) at Survey Nos. 42-46, 49-66, 104-131, 135-138, 162 and 164-168 etc., Village Mukutban and Sy Nos. 312-322, 324-329 and 381-384 etc., Village Adegaon and Captive Limestone Mine (Limestone 3.75 MTPA; 572.17 ha.) at Villages Pimprawadi, Bahilampur, Hirapur, Ruikot and Govindpur, District Yavatmal, Maharashtra by M/s Reliance Cementation Pvt. Limited - regarding Environmental clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Vimta Labs, Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 11th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 24th – 26th June, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the cement plants and limestone mining projects are listed at S.No. 3(b) and 1(a) under category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s Reliance Cementation Pvt. Ltd. have proposed for the Integrated Cement Project (Clinker 2.9 MTPA; Cement 4.8 MTPA), Captive Power Plant (75 MW) at Survey Nos. 42-46, 49-66, 104-131, 135-138, 162 and 164-168 etc. of Village Mukutban and Survey Nos. 312-322, 324-329 and 381-384 etc., Village Adegaon and Captive Limestone Mine (Limestone 3.75 MTPA; 572.17 ha.) at Villages Pimprawadi, Bahilampur, Hirapur, Ruikot and Govindpur, District Yavatmal, Maharashtra. Total project area is 173.8 ha. for the cement plant & CPP and  572.17 ha of limestone mine. No R & R of families is involved in the project area and 113 land losers would be present. Out of 572.17 ha of mine lease area, 467.45 ha is the forest land, which is southern tropical dry deciduous (5A/Cib), highly degraded, Quality-V and with a density of blank to 0.1. The PP have applied for forest diversion on 27th July, 2009 and is pending at PCCF (wildlife) after being recommended by CCF (wildlife). Scheme for Compensatory Afforestation (CA) was prepared & approved by Forest Department and 360 Ha of land was acquired till date. Pardi RF (9.0 km, SE), Mangalhira RF (8.0 km, S), Aradwan RF (3.6 km, WNW), Sekapur RF (4.5 km, NW), Paunar RF (8.0 km, SE), Ruikot RF (4.0 km, NNW), Chilai RF (7.0 km, ENE), Akapur RF (6.8 km, ESE) and Yedsi PF (3.6 km, SE) are located within 10 km radius of the proposed project site. There are no national park and wild life sanctuaries within 10 km radius of the project site. Total cost of the project is Rs. 2,400.0 Crores. Rs. 240.0 Crores and Rs. 4.0 Crores will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures. 

 

 Limestone (4.35 MTPA), Gypsum (0.24 MTPA), Coal (1.0 MTPA), Fly ash (1.68 MTPA) and Laterite/Bauxite/Blue dust (0.19 MTPA) will be used as raw materials for cement plant. MoU has been signed with PT Sumukha Coal Services, Indonesia for imported coal. The various processes that are involved in the cement manufacture are mining, crushing, stacking & reclaiming of lime stone, coal & alternate fuels, raw mill/kiln feed preparation, clinkerisation, cement grinding, storage etc.

 

It is proposed to install bag house for raw mill, kiln & cement mill, bag filters for limestone crusher, rqw materials weigh feeders area, blending silo/kiln feed, coal mill, clinker silo top, roller press & feeding circuit, cement silo & packing plant and ESP for clinker cooler. Adequate stack height shall be provided for dispersion of gaseous emissions. Low NOx burners & controlled combustion systems shall be used and raw material handling section shall be provided with dust extraction/dust suppression systems. A Waste Heat Recovery Boiler (WHRB), to use the waste gases from the pre-heater/cooler to generate power is envisaged.

 

Total water requirement will be 2,750 m3/day due to the installation of air cooled condensers as against the initially planned 8,525 m3/day and will be met from the ground water source. In principal approval from CGWA for use of ground water is obtained and there would be no interception of ground water during mining. Water harvesting and recharge of 2.05 mcm/year will be done as against the water requirement of 1.0 mcm/year. All the effluent will be treated and used in cement manufacturing process, dust suppression and green belt development. No effluent will be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge will be adopted. Sewage will be treated in STP and reused for irrigation, dust suppression and cooling etc

 

No solid waste will be generated from the process and all the solid waste generated will be recycled/ reused in the process. Waste oil and grease will be sold to authorized recyclers / re-processors and also used in kiln as alternate fuel. Overburden from mine will be used for back filling and plantation and the mined area will be reclaimed.

 

Total power requirement for the project will be made available from the proposed captive power plant (75 MW).

 

Public hearing/Public consultation meeting was conducted by the Maharastra Pollution Control Board on 14th October, 2010. The main issues raised in the public hearing meeting were w.r.t. provision of compensation to farmers, employment & technical education for locals, pollution control measures, hospital etc.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

  1. Continuous monitoring system to monitor gaseous emissions shall be provided and limit of SPM should be controlled within 50 mg/Nm3 by installing adequate air pollution control system and energy efficient technology.

       

  1. Possibilities shall be explored for the proper and full utilization of gases generated from the kiln in waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB) and a feasibility report should be prepared and submitted to the Ministry and its Regional Office at Bhopal within 3 months from the date of issue of the letter.

 

  1. The National Ambient Air Quality Emission Standards issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. No. 826(E) dated 16th November, 2009 should be followed.

 

  1. Secondary fugitive emissions from all the sources shall be controlled within the latest permissible limits issued by the Ministry and regularly monitored. Guidelines / Code of Practice issued by the CPCB shall be followed.

 

  1. Asphalting/concreting of roads and water spray all around the critical areas prone to air pollution and having high levels of SPM and RPM should be ensured.

 

  1. Efforts should be made to reduce impact of the transport of the raw materials and end products on the surrounding environment including agricultural land. All the raw materials including fly ash should be transported in the closed containers only and should not be overloaded.  Vehicular emissions shall be regularly monitored.

 

  1. Total water requirement for the proposed expansion shall not exceed 2,750 m3/day. Rainwater harvesting measures should be adopted for the augmentation of ground water at cement plant, colony and mine site.  The company must also collect rain water in the mined out pits of captive lime stone mine and use the same water for the various activities of the project to conserve fresh water and reduce the water requirement pressure from the river. An action plan should be submitted to Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal within 3 months from date of issue of this letter

 

  1. The project proponent shall ensure that no natural water course shall be obstructed due to any mining operations.

 

  1. Catch drains and siltation ponds of appropriate size shall be constructed for the working pit, inter burden and mineral dumps to arrest flow of silt and sediment. The water so collected should be utilized for watering the mine area, roads, green belt development etc. The drains should be regularly desilted, particularly after monsoon, and maintained properly.

 

  1. Garland drain of appropriate size, gradient and length shall be constructed for both mine pit and inter burden dumps and sump capacity should be designed keeping 50% safety margin over and above peak sudden rainfall (based on 50 years data) and maximum discharge in the area adjoining the mine site. Sump capacity should also provide adequate retention period to allow proper settling of silt material. Sedimentation pits should be constructed at the corners of the garland drains and desilted at regular intervals.

 

  1. Regular monitoring of ground water level and quality should be carried out by establishing a network of existing wells and constructing new piezometers at suitable locations by the project proponent in and around project area in consultation with Regional Director, Central Ground Water Board. The frequency of monitoring should be four times a year- pre-monsoon (April / May), monsoon (August), post-monsoon (November), and winter (January). Data thus collected shall be sent at regular intervals to Ministry of Environment and Forests and its Regional Office at Bhopal, Central Ground Water Authority and State Ground Water Board.

 

  1. Dimension of the retaining wall at the toe of inter burden dumps and inter burden benches within the mine to check run-off and siltation should be based on the rain fall data.

 

  1. Suitable conservation measures to augment ground water resources in the area should be planned and implemented in consultation with Regional Director, Central Ground Water Board.

 

14.  Proper utilization of fly ash shall be ensured as per Fly Ash Notification, 1999 and subsequent amendment in 2003 and 2010. All the fly ash should be provided to cement and brick manufacturers for further utilization and Memorandum of Understanding should be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal.

 

  1. All the bag filter dust, raw meal dust, coal dust, clinker dust and cement dust from pollution control devices shall be recycled and reused in the process and used for cement manufacturing.

 

  1. An effort shall be made to use of high calorific hazardous waste in the cement kiln and necessary provision shall be made accordingly.

 

  1. Efforts shall be made to use low grade lime, more fly ash and solid waste in the cement manufacturing.

 

  1. A Risk and Disaster Management Plan along with the mitigation measures should be prepared and a copy submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal, SPCB and CPCB within 3 months of issue of environment clearance letter.

 

  1. Blasting operation shall be carried out only during the daytime. Controlled blasting should be practiced. The mitigative measures for control of ground vibrations and to arrest fly rocks and boulders should be implemented.

 

  1. Wet drilling with provision for the control of air emissions shall be used.

 

  1. Bench height, width and slope for individual bench should be properly assessed and implemented. Adequate measures should be adopted to stabilize the slope before abandonment. The fencing around the reservoir shall be provided to prevent accidents.

 

  1. Action plan for the mining, management of over burden (removal, storage, disposal etc.), reclamation of the mined out area and mine closure shall be submitted to the Ministry and its Regional Office at Bhopal.

 

  1.  The inter burden and other waste generated should be stacked at earmarked dump site(s) only and should not be kept active for long period. The total height of the dumps should not exceed 30 m in three terraces of 10 m each and the overall slope of the dump should be maintained to 280. The inter burden dumps should be scientifically vegetated with suitable native species to prevent erosion and surface run off. Monitoring and management of rehabilitated areas should continue until the vegetation becomes self-sustaining. Compliance status should be submitted to the Ministry of Environment & Forests and its Regional Office, Bhopal on six monthly basis.

 

  1. The project proponent shall modify the mine plan of the project at the time of seeking approval for the next mining scheme from the Indian Bureau of Mines so as to reduce the area for external over burden dump by suitably increasing the height of the dumps with proper terracing. It should be ensured that the overall slope of the dump does not exceed 280.

 

  1. The void left unfilled in the mining area shall be converted into water body. The higher benches of excavated void/mining pit should be terraced and plantation done to stabilize the slopes. The slope of higher benches should be made gentler for easy accessibility by local people to use the water body. Peripheral fencing shall be carried out along the excavated area.

 

  1. Top soil, if any, shall be stacked with proper slope at earmarked site(s) only with adequate measures and should be used for reclamation and rehabilitation of mined out areas.

 

  1. As proposed, green belt shall be developed in at least 33 % in cement plant and all the mined out area except used for reservoir.

 

  1. All the safety norms stipulated by the Director General, Mine & Safety (DGMS) should be implemented.

 

  1. All the recommendations made in the Charter on Corporate Responsibility for Environment Protection (CREP) for the Cement plants should be implemented.

 

  1. The company shall comply with the commitments made during public hearing held on 14th October, 2010 and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal.

 

  1. At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal. Implementation of such program should be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

18.2.2   Cement Plant (2.5 MTPA) & Captive Power Plant (40 MW) at Risda and Dhandhani villages along with Limestone Mine (3.17 MTPA, 395.05 ha.) at Risda and Kukurdih villages of Tehsil Baloda Bazar, District Raipur in Chhattisgarh by M/s Emami Cement Limited - regarding environmental clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s Bhagavathi Ana Labs Limited, Hyderabad  gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 68th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) held during 19th – 21st June, 2007 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the cement plants (> 1.0 MTPA) and Lime stone mines are listed at S.No. 3(b) under Category A and is appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s Emami Cement Limited have proposed to set up an integrated Cement Plant to produce 2.5 Million TPA of cement and a 40 MW Captive Thermal Power Plant at Risda &Dhandhani villages along with a limestone mine covering an area of 395.05 hectare for mining 3.17 MTPA Limestone at villages Risda & Kukurdih of Tehsil Baloda Bazar, District Raipur (Chhattisgarh). Total project area for the cement plant and colony is 195.64 ha. Out of this 195.64 Ha, 115.78 Ha is private land and balance 79.86 Ha is government land.  Total limestone mine area is 395.05 ha. of this 359.65 Ha. is private land and balance 35.41 Ha. is government land. The Cement plant and Power Plant will be located in village Risda, Railway Line Yard & Colony in Village Dhandhani, Tehsil Baloda Bazar, District Raipur (Chhattisgarh) with Latitude: N 210 37’ 15” to N 210 38’ 30” and Longitude E 820 04’ 30” to E 820 07’ 18”. The limestone mine is located in Kukurdih and Risda villages of Baloda Bazar Tehsil, District Raipur (Chhattisgarh) with Latitude: N 210 37’ 49.7” to N 210 39’ 30”; Longitude      E 820 06’ 36.4” to E 820 07’ 18”. Bhatapara (25km) is the nearest railway station on Raipur- Bilaspur section. Site is about 6.0 Km. from Baloda Bazar, which is well connected by state highway and 84 Km. from Raipur. No Wild life sanctuaries/National parks are located within 10 km of the project area. Total cost of the proposed project is Rs. 836.75 Crores and Rs. 64.95 Crores towards pollution control measures in the plant.  

 

            The dry process essentially consists Crushing of limestone, Pre-blending of crushed limestone, Drying-cum-grinding of raw materials, Homogenization of raw meal in a blending silo, Clinkerization of the raw meal in a rotary kiln with pre-heater and pre-calcinator, Cooling of clinker in grate cooler and Grinding of Clinker. Vertical Roller Mills are proposed for energy efficiency. Limestone, Iron ore, Bauxite, Gypsum, Gypsum, fly ash slag, coal will be used as raw material for cement plant. Product mix will be OPC and PPC with maximum cement production of 2.5 million tonnes/annum. The cement produced will be packed in bags, loaded into the trucks for dispatch. Clinker - 1.98 MTPA, Gypsum - 0.125 MTPA, Slag - 0.216 M TPA and Fly Ash - 0.37 MTPA are the raw materials that would be required. The man power required is 265 for plant and power plant and 89 for mines.

 

           The raw material is stored in covered area. Bag house for Kiln & Raw mill, ESP for Cooler & bag houses and filters for all others will be provided. To control the fugitive emissions, covered sheds for storage of raw materials, covered conveyors, asphalted roads, dust suppression systems like water sprinkling will be provided

 

            The water requirement of 1,822 m3/day will be sourced from ground and the waste water will be 1151 m3/day which will be totally recirculated. Air cooled condensers will be used and Zero discharge will be maintained.

 

To meet the total power requirement of the cement plant, it is proposed to install a coal based Captive Thermal Power Plant of 40 (2X20) MW capacity. The proposed power plant will be installed adjacent to the cement plant area. The proposed CPP shall consist of CFBC boiler (approx. 2x90 TPH capacity) and 40 (2x20) MW capacity steam turbine. Total fly ash generated in power plant will be consumed in cement plant.

 

Total reserves of lime stone are 99.525 Million Tons. Mining is by mechanized opencast method adopting a system of benches. Bench height will be maintained at 10 m. Hydraulic excavators will be deployed for progressing benches and for handling ore/waste material. Drilling and Blasting techniques will be used for hard formations. 150 mm dia. size Down The Hole (DTH) drills machine will be used for drilling holes. Wheel loaders/ excavators and Dumpers will be used for loading and dumping of waste material/ore. Dumpers will be deployed for hauling limestone to the crushing plant or mineral stock and waste material to dump yards. Crushed limestone will be transported to cement plant by closed conveyor. The waste generation from the mine is about 17 million tonnes which will be stacked in about 22.84 Ha. The life of the mine is 33 years with the proposed production of 3.17 MTPA.. Limestone mine is adjacent to the cement plant.  Mining lease grant was obtained from State Government and IBM approval was obtained for the Mining Plan.

 

Public hearing/Public consultation meeting was conducted by the Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board on 26th February, 2010. There was huge opposition in public hearing regarding land acquisition etc.

 

The project layout was studied by the Committee.  The total area proposed for the plant is 195.64 Ha. of which 183.97 Ha. have been acquired.  However, 6.81 Ha. comprising of stray parcels of land that admittedly belong to different parties lie well within the project site unacquired.  The EAC inquired how the proponent could proceed with the project without first taking due possession of these loose extents within the proposed plant boundary. The proponent clarified that:-

 

(i)            These small & several pockets measuring 6.81 Ha.  belong to different parties.  The ownership is in dispute in some cases, hence the extents could not be purchased.  The government had assured that the extents would be duly acquired and handed over to the party.

 

(ii)           The blocks situated in the second line, will not “impede” project construction and can be excluded from the scope of the project till these are available.

 

(iii)          The EAC noted that the loose, unacquired, parcels said to total 6.81 Ha. lie not in the periphery or fringes of the project site but as several individual blocks of small extents spread near about the centre of the physical area of the plant.

 

In view of the fact that (i) some objections have been raised to acquisition of land for the project (ii) that admittedly, the ownership of some of these lands is in dispute and (iii) No evidence has been placed regarding governments assurance to the party for acquiring these pockets on behalf of the proponent and (iv) any intended acquisition by government may not be immediate but in the circumstances narrated by the proponent could be provided, the EAC feels that the proposal may not be recommended for clearance as submitted.

 

The EAC recommends recourse to any of the alternatives set below:-

 

(i)            The proponent may come up with a revised proposal totally excluding these parcels of unacquired land which lie within the boundary of the project as now submitted.  These extents will not only be excluded from the scope of the project and will be physically situated outside its boundaries with due access to these sites with roads and associated infrastructure. The isolated blocks shall be duly insulated from environmental impact due to plant operations. Complete arrangements and plans in this regard as vetted and approved by the state government shall be submitted to the MoEF for reconsideration         

 

(or)

 

(ii)           The proponent may first acquire and obtain possession of all the extents of unacquired parcels of land that exist within the boundaries of the plant as per the existing proposal and thereafter approach MoEF for reconsideration.

 

In addition, Coal linkage documents shall be submitted and Rain water harvesting shall be done within the plant.

 

 

18.2.3   Proposed Integrated Cement Project (2.5 MTPA Clinker, 3.0 MTPA Cement, 45 MW Captive Power Plant and two limestone mines (ML area: 766.22 ha & 140.618 ha) ) near Villages Bharjuna Khurd, Saha, Shivpura, Umari, Bharjuna Kala, Tikuri Kala, Tikuri Kothar, Tehsil: Raghuraj Nagar, District Satna in Madhya Pradesh by M/s Revati Cements Pvt. Limited - regarding Environmental clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s J.M. Environet Pvt. Ltd, Gurgaon gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 12th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 26th – 28th July, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the cement plants and limestone mining projects are listed at S.No. 3(b) and 1(a) under category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

            M/s Revati Cements Pvt. Ltd have proposed for an Integrated Cement Project (2.5 MTPA Clinker, 3.0 MTPA Cement, 45 MW Captive Power Plant and 4.0 MTPA of Limestone production from two limestone mines (ML area: 766.22 ha & 140.618 ha) near Villages Bharjuna Khurd, Saha, Shivpura, Umari, Bharjuna Kala, Tikuri Kala, Tikuri Kothar, Tehsil: Raghuraj Nagar, District Satna in Madhya Pradesh.  Jamoria reserve forest is at a distance of 9.0 km in the SE Direction. No national parks /Wildlife Sanctuary/ Tiger reserves is located within 10 km radius. Total land area for the cement plant and CPP (including township) is 60.59 ha, of which 52.47 ha is acquired and 33% of the total area will be developed as green belt/plantation. Out of 766.22 ha of mine lease area for the Mine-1, 72.135 ha is government land, 620.913 ha is agricultural land and remaining 73.172 ha is other land. 164.135 ha of land has been acquired and rest is under acquisition. As regards mine lease area of 140.618 ha for the mine-2, 127.618 ha is agricultural land and 13 ha. is others land. Land acquisition is under process. Total cost of the project Rs. 1,337 Crores.  Rs. 25.47 Crores and Rs. 1.825 Crores will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures. Modified Scheme of Mining for ML-1 (i.e. 766.22 ha) & Mining Plan for ML-2 (i.e. 140.618 ha) has been approved from the respective Govt. Deptt. 

 

The production capacities are as follows:

 

Unit

Proposed Capacity

Clinker Capacity

2.5 MTPA

Cement

3.0 MTPA

CPP

45 MW

Limestone mine (Lease area – 766.22 ha.)

3.5 MTPA of Limestone Production

Limestone mine (Lease area – 140.618 ha.)

0.5  MTPA limestone production

 

Coal will be sourced from Thesgora-B/Rudrapuri coal blocks as per the GoI letter No. 38011/2/2007 dated 05.08.2008. The major sources of pollution will be the particulate matter from cement plant and gaseous emissions from CPP. The emissions of particulate matters from all the stacks will be maintained below 50 mg/Nm3 in case of cement plant & below 100 mg/Nm3 for CPP. Wet drilling and Controlled blasting will be done in mining. Water spray on haul roads to avoid dust generation during transportation. Crusher will be provided with water spray on the hopper and at material transfer points.

 

      Total fresh water requirement for the proposed project will be 3,000 KLPD & it will be sourced from Satna River. Permission for drawl of water has been obtained from Office of the Executive Engineer, Water Resources Division Satna vide their letter no. 6903/W dated 17.12.07. No waste water will be generated from the mining operation, except the domestic effluent generated at mine office. The same will be disposed off in septic tanks via soak pits. Rainwater collected in the mining out pit will be pumped out & will be used for water sprinkling on haul roads, Crusher site, watering of plants, drilling and other dust suppression measures. No industrial waste water will be generated from cement plant. Waste water generated from CPP will be properly neutralized & will be used for ash quenching. Domestic waste water generated from Plant / colony will be treated in STP, treated water will be used for green belt development / Horticulture & dust suppression.  Rainwater harvesting system will be developed within Plant/Colony premises.

 

Soil and OB/waste generated from the mines during first 3 years will be stacked towards within the lease area & simultaneous backfilling will be carried out afterwards. In the Cement plant dust particles collected from various pollution control equipments will be recycled back to the process. Fly ash generated from CPP will be utilized for cement manufacturing. Solid waste generated from colony will be disposed to the local municipality after segregating the waste into biodegradable and non-biodegradable. STP Sludge will be utilized as manure for green belt development within the plant premises.

 

Public hearing/Public consultation meeting was conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board on 27th October, 2010. The main issues raised in the public hearing meeting were w.r.t. provision of pollution control measures, employment & education for locals, health care units, infrastructural facilities like roads, drainage system, electricity etc.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

1.    Compliance to all the specific and general conditions stipulated for the existing plant by the Central/State Government shall be ensured and regular reports submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal.

 

  1. Continuous monitoring system to monitor gaseous emissions shall be provided and limit of SPM should be controlled within 50 mg/Nm3 by installing adequate air pollution control system and energy efficient technology.

       

  1. Possibilities shall be explored for the proper and full utilization of gases generated from the kiln in waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB) and a feasibility report should be prepared and submitted to the Ministry and its Regional Office at Bhopal within 3 months from the date of issue of the letter.

 

  1. The National Ambient Air Quality Emission Standards issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. No. 826(E) dated 16th November, 2009 should be followed.

 

  1. Secondary fugitive emissions from all the sources shall be controlled within the latest permissible limits issued by the Ministry and regularly monitored. Guidelines / Code of Practice issued by the CPCB shall be followed.

 

  1. Asphalting/concreting of roads and water spray all around the critical areas prone to air pollution and having high levels of SPM and RPM should be ensured.

 

  1. Efforts should be made to reduce impact of the transport of the raw materials and end products on the surrounding environment including agricultural land. All the raw materials including fly ash should be transported in the closed containers only and should not be overloaded.  Vehicular emissions shall be regularly monitored.

 

  1. Total water requirement for the proposed expansion shall not exceed 3,000 m3/day. Rainwater harvesting measures with a minimum storage capacity of 2 months shall be adopted for the augmentation of ground water at cement plant, colony and mine site.  The company must also collect rain water in the mined out pits of captive lime stone mine and use the same water for the various activities of the project to conserve fresh water and reduce the water requirement pressure from the river. An action plan should be submitted to Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal within 3 months from date of issue of this letter

 

  1. The project proponent shall ensure that no natural water course shall be obstructed due to any mining operations.

 

  1. Catch drains and siltation ponds of appropriate size shall be constructed for the working pit, inter burden and mineral dumps to arrest flow of silt and sediment. The water so collected should be utilized for watering the mine area, roads, green belt development etc. The drains should be regularly desilted, particularly after monsoon, and maintained properly.

 

  1. Garland drain of appropriate size, gradient and length shall be constructed for both mine pit and inter burden dumps and sump capacity should be designed keeping 50% safety margin over and above peak sudden rainfall (based on 50 years data) and maximum discharge in the area adjoining the mine site. Sump capacity should also provide adequate retention period to allow proper settling of silt material. Sedimentation pits should be constructed at the corners of the garland drains and desilted at regular intervals.

 

  1. Regular monitoring of ground water level and quality should be carried out by establishing a network of existing wells and constructing new piezometers at suitable locations by the project proponent in and around project area in consultation with Regional Director, Central Ground Water Board. The frequency of monitoring should be four times a year- pre-monsoon (April / May), monsoon (August), post-monsoon (November), and winter (January). Data thus collected shall be sent at regular intervals to Ministry of Environment and Forests and its Regional Office at Bhopal, Central Ground Water Authority and State Ground Water Board.

 

  1. Dimension of the retaining wall at the toe of inter burden dumps and inter burden benches within the mine to check run-off and siltation should be based on the rain fall data.

 

  1. Suitable conservation measures to augment ground water resources in the area should be planned and implemented in consultation with Regional Director, Central Ground Water Board.

 

15.  Proper utilization of fly ash shall be ensured as per Fly Ash Notification, 1999 and subsequent amendment in 2003 and 2010. All the fly ash should be provided to cement and brick manufacturers for further utilization and Memorandum of Understanding should be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal.

 

  1. All the bag filter dust, raw meal dust, coal dust, clinker dust and cement dust from pollution control devices shall be recycled and reused in the process and used for cement manufacturing.

 

  1. An effort shall be made to use of high calorific hazardous waste in the cement kiln and necessary provision shall be made accordingly.

 

  1. Efforts shall be made to use low grade lime, more fly ash and solid waste in the cement manufacturing.

 

  1. A Risk and Disaster Management Plan along with the mitigation measures should be prepared and a copy submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal, SPCB and CPCB within 3 months of issue of environment clearance letter.

 

  1. Blasting operation shall be carried out only during the daytime. Controlled blasting should be practiced. The mitigative measures for control of ground vibrations and to arrest fly rocks and boulders should be implemented.

 

  1. Wet drilling blasting method and provision for the control air emissions during blasting using dust collectors etc. shall be used.

 

  1. Bench height, width and slope for individual bench should be properly assessed and implemented. Adequate measures should be adopted to stabilize the slope before abandonment. The fencing around the reservoir shall be provided to prevent accidents.

 

  1. Action plan for the mining, management of over burden (removal, storage, disposal etc.), reclamation of the mined out area and mine closure shall be submitted to the Ministry and its Regional Office at Bhopal.

 

  1.  The inter burden and other waste generated should be stacked at earmarked dump site(s) only and should not be kept active for long period. The total height of the dumps should not exceed 30 m in three terraces of 10 m each and the overall slope of the dump should be maintained to 280. The inter burden dumps should be scientifically vegetated with suitable native species to prevent erosion and surface run off. Monitoring and management of rehabilitated areas should continue until the vegetation becomes self-sustaining. Compliance status should be submitted to the Ministry of Environment & Forests and its Regional Office, Bhopal on six monthly basis.

 

  1. The project proponent shall modify the mine plan of the project at the time of seeking approval for the next mining scheme from the Indian Bureau of Mines so as to reduce the area for external over burden dump by suitably increasing the height of the dumps with proper terracing. It should be ensured that the overall slope of the dump does not exceed 280.

 

  1. The void left unfilled in the mining area shall be converted into water body. The higher benches of excavated void/mining pit should be terraced and plantation done to stabilize the slopes. The slope of higher benches should be made gentler for easy accessibility by local people to use the water body. Peripheral fencing shall be carried out along the excavated area.

 

  1. Top soil, if any, shall be stacked with proper slope at earmarked site(s) only with adequate measures and should be used for reclamation and rehabilitation of mined out areas.

 

  1. As proposed, green belt shall be developed in at least 33 % in cement plant and all the mined out area except used for reservoir.

 

  1. All the safety norms stipulated by the Director General, Mine & Safety (DGMS) should be implemented.

 

  1. All the recommendations made in the Charter on Corporate Responsibility for Environment Protection (CREP) for the Cement plants should be implemented.

 

  1. The company shall comply with the commitments made during public hearing held on 27th October, 2010 and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal.

 

  1. At least 5 % of the total cost of the project shall be earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility and item-wise details along with year wise action plan should be prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal. Implementation of such program should be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

 

18.2.4   Expansion of Sponge Iron Plant into Steel Plant along with Captive Power Plant (12 MW) and Iron Ore Crusher (1x100 TPH) at Village Naikin Bahal, Kuarmunda, P.O. Birmitrapur, District Sundergarh in Orissa by M/s Swastik Ispat Private Limited- regarding Environemntal Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s J.M. Environet Pvt. Ltd, Gurgaon gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 92nd Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) held during 18th–20th March, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Primary metallurgical industries are listed at S.No. 3(a) under category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s Swastik Ispat Private Limited have proposed to expand its existing of Sponge Iron Plant into Steel Plant along with Captive Power Plant (12 MW) and Iron Ore Crusher (1x100 TPH) at Village Naikin Bahal, Kuarmunda, P.O. Birmitrapur, District Sundergarh in Orissa.  Proposed expansion will be taken up within the existing plant premises of 32 acres (12.94 ha) and Green belt will be developed in 4.2 ha. No additional land is required for proposed expansion. No R & R is involved. No national parks /Wildlife Sanctuary/ Tiger reserves is located within 10 km radius. Sankha River (8 km S) flows within 10 km radius of the proposed project. Some patches of Reserve Forest is found at approximate distance of 9.5 km from the site and the necessary permission is sort from DFO vide letter dated 4th March, 2009. Chadri RF (200 m, E), Kaurmunda RF (2.8 km, SE) and Mandira reservoir (7 km SW) is located within 10 km radius of the proposed site. Total cost of the proposed project is Rs. 84.45 Crores. Rs. 3.1 Crores and Rs. 50.5 Lakhs are earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environment pollution control measures.  Following will be the details of existing and proposed units:

 

S.

No.

Facility

Existing Production

Proposed Expansion

Total Production

 

1

Sponge Iron Plant

30,000 TPA

(Kiln I &II)

75,000 TPA

(Kiln III, IV & V)

1,05,000 TPA

 

2

Mild Steel Billet Plant

--

60,000 TPA

60,000 TPA

3

TMT Bars

--

60,000 TPA

60,000 TPA

4

Iron Ore Crusher

--

1x100 TPH

1x100 TPH

5

Power Plant

         WHRB

         AFBC

--

12 MW

2 MW

10 MW

12 MW

2 MW

10 MW

 

Raw materials required (after expansion) for Sponge Iron plant will be DR grade Iron ore (2,10,000 TPA), Non-coking Coal (2,10,000 TPA) and Limestone / Dolomite (6,000 TPA). Sponge Iron (50,000 TPA), Steel Scrap (11,000 TPA), Pig Iron (14,000 TPA) and Ferro Alloys (2,000 TPA) will be used in Induction Furnace. Coal will be sourced from Mahanadi Coal Mines located at a distance of 120 km.

 

Sponge Iron production-using coal involves reducing iron ore with coal or lignite at a predetermined temperature and controlled atmosphere. Crushed Iron ore and coal along with limestone will be charged into the Rotary Kiln. Iron ore will be preheated and reduced in the Rotary Kiln and then passes to a Rotary cooler where it is cooled.  The cooled material will then be fed to product separation system where residual char is magnetically removed from Sponge iron by means of magnetic separators. Sponge Iron, Scrap, Pig Iron and Ferro Alloys will be charged into Induction Furnace and melted at about 1200oC-1400oC. Molten metal will be tapped and poured in the jacket of Continuous Caster.  Slag will be transferred into the slag pot.  Waste heat from flue gas of Sponge Iron plant will be used in WHRB to generate steam for power generation in Captive Power Plant. An FBB boiler will also be installed for power generation.

 

Hot gases from Sponge Iron kiln will be successively passed through Dust Settling Chamber (DSC), After Burning Chamber (ABC), Gas conditioning tower (GCT) and then cleaned in ESP before venting to atmosphere through the chimney. Flue gases from FBB will be routed through heat transfer surfaces and ESP and then finally discharged through a chimney. Dust extraction system such as bag filter will be provided at primary and secondary crusher. Dry fog system will be provided at screen feeding, crushing area, stockpile area, working zone, product discharge point and transfer points to control fugitive emission. Swiveling hood followed by bag filter will be provided to Billet Plant, Re-heating furnace of Rolling Mill. Bag filters will be provided for Coal injection point, raw material feeding point of kiln, storage bins, intermediate bins etc. 

                                                

Total water requirement (192 m3/day) will be met from bore wells. Permission has been granted by Central Ground Water Resources vide letter no. 21-4(105)/SER/CGWA/2008-2055 dated 5th February, 2009. Regeneration waste from water chemical treatment plant and DM plant will be neutralized before discharge from the plant. Blow down from the plant water recirculation will be reused in the plant water system.  Water will be treated in primary and secondary settling tank and the treated water will be recycled for use in green belt development and dust suppression.  Water used in Sponge Iron plant will not be let off. Water used in AFBC will get vaporized and get carried away by the waste gases. Water collected from GCT will be sufficient for evaporation losses. Domestic wastewater will be treated in septic tank followed by a soak pit.

 

Char generated will be used as fuel along with coal in AFBC boiler. Fly ash from CPP will be used for making fly ash bricks. Bottom ash will be sent to low lying land fill site. Mill scale generated will be recycled for melting.  Slag generated will be sold to Cement Plants. Dust generated from the pneumatic dust handling system/mechanical dust handling system/pug mill will be utilized or disposed in land development. Dust from raw material preparation system will be used for brick manufacturing units and Agarbatti making industry. Bag filter dust will be used as fuel in Refractory plant or as domestic fuel or sold to agarbatti making industries. Dust collected from Gas Conditioning Tower (GCT) and ESP will be used for brick manufacturing or for filling low level.  Dust collected from cooler discharge area will be sold to brick manufacturing units. Dust collected from product separation system will be disposed along with char & Dolochar in the landfill which is not allowed by the Committee and asked to use in AFBC boiler.

 

Earmuffs will be provided to workers working in high noise prone areas. Acoustic lagging will be provided. Noise generating equipment will be isolated. Power requirement (12 MW) of the plant will be met from Captive Power Plant. DG set (2x1000 KVA) will be installed for start-up power and to meet the emergency load in addition to the existing DG set (2x250 KVA). High Speed Diesel will be used as fuel in DRI kiln start-up, SMS, Ladle pre-heating, raw material handling plant, DG sets etc. Light Diesel Oil (LDO) will be required for kiln start-up and intermittent firing. Coal (60,000 TPA) and Char (12,000 TPA) will be used in FBB boiler.

 

Public hearing/Public consultation meeting was conducted by the Maharastra Pollution Control Board on 30th September, 2010. The main issues raised in the public hearing meeting were w.r.t. provision of employment to locals, drinking water, medical facilities, dust suppression, road repair etc.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

1.    Compliance to all the specific and general conditions stipulated for the existing plant by the Central/State Government shall be ensured and regular reports submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar.

 

2.    On-line ambient air quality monitoring and continuous stack monitoring facilities for all the stacks should be provided and sufficient air pollution control devices viz. Electrostatic precipitator (ESP), and bag filters etc. shall be provided to keep the emission levels below 50 mg/Nm3 by installing energy efficient technology.

                                               

3.    The National Ambient Air Quality Standards issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. No. 826(E) dated 16th November, 2009 should be followed.

 

4.    Gaseous emission levels including secondary fugitive emissions from all the sources should be controlled within the latest permissible limits issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. 414(E) dated 30th May, 2008 and regularly monitored. Guidelines / Code of Practice issued by the CPCB should be followed.

 

5.    Dust suppression system and bag filters shall be installed to control the fugitive dust emissions at conveyor and transfer points, product handling, loading and unloading points.

 

6.    Hot gases from the DRI kiln shall be passed through Dust Settling Chamber (DSC) to remove coarse solids and After Burning Chamber (ABC) to burn CO completely and used in waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB).  The gas then shall be cleaned in ESP before dispersion out into the atmosphere through ID fan and stack. ESP shall be installed to control the particulate emissions from the WHRB.

 

7.    Total water requirement after expansion shall not exceed 192 m3/ day. The water consumption shall not exceed as per the standard prescribed for the steel plants.

 

8.    Efforts shall further be made to use maximum water from the rain water harvesting sources.  Use of air cooled condensers shall be explored and closed circuit cooling system shall be provided to reduce water consumption and water requirement shall be modified accordingly. All the effluent should be treated and used for ash handling, dust suppression and green belt development.  No effluent shall be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge shall be adopted. Sanitary sewage should be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.

 

9.    All the char from DRI plant shall be utilized in AFBC boiler of power plant and no char shall be disposed off anywhere else. AFBC boiler shall be installed simultaneously along with the DRI plant to ensure full utilization of char from the beginning.  

 

10.  Proper utilization of fly ash shall be ensured as per Fly Ash Notification, 1999 and subsequent amendment in 2003 and 2010. All the fly ash should be provided to cement and brick manufacturers for further utilization and Memorandum of Understanding should be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar.

 

11.  Accretion and dust shall be used in the manufacture of bricks.

 

  1. Risk and Disaster Management Plan along with the mitigation measures should be prepared and a copy submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar, SPCB and CPCB within 3 months of issue of environment clearance letter.

 

13.  As proposed, green belt shall be developed in 33 % of plant area with a minimum of 20 m width all around the plant. Selection of plant species shall be as per the CPCB guidelines in consultation with the DFO.

 

14.  All the recommendations made in the Charter on Corporate Responsibility for Environment Protection (CREP) for the Sponge Iron Plants should be implemented.

 

15.  All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 30th September, 2010 shall be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same shall be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar.

                                                   

16.  At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar. Implementation of such program should be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

 

18.2.5   Expansion of Sponge Iron Plant into steel plant by installation of Sponge Iron Plant (2X100 TPD, 60,000 TPA), Ferro Alloys (Fe-Mn & Si-Mn, 2x9 MVA, 30,000 TPA) and Captive Power Plant (8 MW) at Jamuria Industrial Estate, Ikra, Jamuria, Burdwan, West Bengal by M/s Calstar Sponge Limited - regarding Environemntal Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Global Experts, Bhubaneswar gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 7th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 2nd – 3rd February, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Steel plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Primary Metallurgy Industry under category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s Calstar Sponge Ltd. have proposed for Expansion of Sponge Iron Plant into steel plant by installation of Sponge Iron Plant (2X100 TPD, 60,000 TPA), Ferro Alloys (Fe-Mn & Si-Mn, 2x9 MVA, 30,000 TPA) and Captive Power Plant (8 MW) at Jamuria Industrial Estate, Ikra, Jamuria, Burdwan, West Bengal.  Total land requirement of 19.38 acres is already acquired and green belt will be developed in 6.38 acres.   No rehabilitation and resettlement is involved. Jamuria township and some villages are located within 10 km radius. Total cost of the project is Rs. 107.60 Crores.  Rs. 4.55 Crores and Rs. 45.0 Lakhs are earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environment pollution control measures. Following will be manufactured:

 

 Major Units

Capacity

Product

Production (TPA)

End Use

DRI Kiln

2x100 TPD

Sponge Iron

60,000

SMS

 

NOC obtained from DoE, Govt. of West Bengal for expansion

 

SMS-IF

2x8 T

Steel billets

48,000

Sale

CPP –WHRB

CPP-FBC

4 MW

5 MW

Power

9 MW

Internal use

Rolling Mills

240 TPD

Rods/bars/light structurals

72,000

Sale

 

Proposed expansion :

 

DRI Kiln

2x100 TPD

Sponge Iron

60,000

Sale

CPP-WHRB +CPP-FBC

4 MW +

4 MW

Power

8 MW

Internal use

Ferro Alloys

2x9 MVA

Fe-Mn & Si-Mn

30,000

Sale

 

            Iron ore (2,24,000 TPA), DRI coal (1,70,000 TPA), Dolomite (6,000  TPA), Mn Ore (75,500 TPA), Coal for CPP (13,000 TPA), Pig Iron (6,000 TPA) and Furnace Oil/LDO/LSHS (2,000 TPA) will be used as raw materials. Coal will be sourced from ECL.

 

            Sponge iron will be manufactured in DRI kilns at 1050 0C. Submerged arc electric furnaces (2x9 MVA) will be installed to produce ferro alloys (Fe-Mn & Si-Mn; 30,000 TPA) Fe-Mn will be manufactured using Mn ore, steam coal, pearl coke (as reductant) and fluxes.  Mill scale / iron scrap will be added to the charge mix.  Molten ferro alloy and slag melted at 1600-1700 0C will be tapped separately.  Ferro alloy will be casted in casting beds.  WHRB (4 MW) for the utilization of DRI gases and CFBC (4MW) for the utilization of char from sponge iron plant will be installed during expansion.  WHRB (4 MW) is already existing.

 

            Hot gases for DRI kiln will be passed through dust smelting chamber (DSC) to remove coarse particles, after burning chamber (ABC) to burn CO and passed through waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB) and then cleaned in electrostatic precipitator (ESP) before letting out into the atmosphere through ID fan and stack.  ESP will be provided to DRI Kilns and CFBC boiler to control emission within 100 mg/Nm3. Dust suppression and dust extraction system will be then led to screen, transfer points and gas cleaning devices.

 

Total water requirement of 630 m3/day, will be sourced from Ajay River and Permission from Asansol Durgapur Development Authority (ADDA) is obtained.  Air cooled condensers will be provided to CPP.  All the wastewater from DRI kilns, SMS, CCM, CPP-cooling and ash handling plant will be recycled/reused in the process itself for ash conditioning, dust suppression and green belt development. Acidic and alkaline effluent from cation and anion units of DM Plant will be neutralized in neutralization tank. Boiler blow down will be neutralized in the neutralization tank before mixing with other effluent streams.  After neutralization, these two effluents will be mixed with cooling tower blow down in a Central Monitoring Basin. Service water will be passed through oil separator to remove oil content in the effluent.  Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and ‘Zero discharge’ will be adopted.

 

            Char (36,000 TPA) and coal fines (14,000 TPA) will be used in FBC power plant.  Kiln dust (12,000 TPA), kiln accretion (500 TPA), bottom ash (2,000 TPA) etc. will be used for land filling and SMS slag (9,000 TPA) for road making.  Fly ash (12,000 TPA) will be used as per Fly Ash utilization Notification. Iron ore fines (20,000 TPA) will be sold to sinter plants.

 

            Raw water harvesting pond will be constructed to collect water from roof top and other attachment areas inside the plant premises.

 

            Total power requirement (including existing) will be 23 MW out of which 11 MW will be sourced from GRID. CPP (12 MW) is proposed.

 

It is noted that no public hearing/consultation is required due to project being located in notified Jamuria Industrial Estate as per Section (iii), Stage (3), Para (i)(b) of EIA Notification 2006.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

1.    Compliance to all the specific and general conditions stipulated for the existing plant by the Central/State Government shall be ensured and regular reports submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar.

 

  1. No charcoal shall be used as fuel. Pet coke shall be used as fuel instead of charcoal from unknown sources. 

 

3.    On-line ambient air quality monitoring and continuous stack monitoring facilities for all the stacks should be provided and sufficient air pollution control devices viz. Electrostatic precipitator (ESP), and bag filters etc. shall be provided to keep the emission levels below 50 mg/Nm3 by installing energy efficient technology.

                                               

4.    The National Ambient Air Quality Standards issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. No. 826(E) dated 16th November, 2009 should be followed.

 

5.    Gaseous emission levels including secondary fugitive emissions from all the sources should be controlled within the latest permissible limits issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. 414(E) dated 30th May, 2008 and regularly monitored. Guidelines / Code of Practice issued by the CPCB should be followed.

 

6.    Dust suppression system and bag filters shall be installed to control the fugitive dust emissions at conveyor and transfer points, product handling, loading and unloading points.

 

7.    Hot gases from the DRI kiln shall be passed through Dust Settling Chamber (DSC) to remove coarse solids and After Burning Chamber (ABC) to burn CO completely and used in waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB).  The gas then shall be cleaned in ESP before dispersion out into the atmosphere through ID fan and stack. ESP shall be installed to control the particulate emissions from the WHRB.

 

8.    Total water requirement after expansion shall not exceed 630 m3/ day. The water consumption shall not exceed as per the standard prescribed for the steel plants.

 

9.    Efforts shall further be made to use maximum water from the rain water harvesting sources.  Use of air cooled condensers shall be explored and closed circuit cooling system shall be provided to reduce water consumption and water requirement shall be modified accordingly. All the effluent should be treated and used for ash handling, dust suppression and green belt development.  No effluent shall be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge shall be adopted. Sanitary sewage should be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.

 

10.  All the char from DRI plant shall be utilized in AFBC boiler of power plant and no char shall be disposed off anywhere else. AFBC boiler shall be installed simultaneously along with the DRI plant to ensure full utilization of char from the beginning.  

 

11.  Proper utilization of fly ash shall be ensured as per Fly Ash Notification, 1999 and subsequent amendment in 2003 and 2010. Land filling is not allowed. All the fly ash should be provided to cement and brick manufacturers for further utilization and Memorandum of Understanding should be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar.

 

12.  Accretion and dust shall be used in the manufacture of bricks. Management plan for As and Se from the raw material shall be submitted.

 

  1. Slag produced in Ferro Manganese (Fe-Mn) production shall be used in manufacture of Silico Manganese (Si-Mn).

 

  1. No Ferro Chrome shall be manufactured without prior approval from the Ministry of Environment & Forests.

 

  1. Risk and Disaster Management Plan along with the mitigation measures should be prepared and a copy submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar, SPCB and CPCB within 3 months of issue of environment clearance letter.

 

16.  As proposed, green belt shall be developed in 33 % of plant area with a minimum of 20 m width all around the plant. Selection of plant species shall be as per the CPCB guidelines in consultation with the DFO.

 

17.  All the recommendations made in the Charter on Corporate Responsibility for Environment Protection (CREP) for the Sponge Iron Plants should be implemented.

 

18.  At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar. Implementation of such program should be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

18.2.6   Expansion of the Steel Plant (0.105 MTPA to 0.533 MTPA) at Village Kamta, Block Gola, District Ramgarh in Jharkhand by M/s Brahmaputra Metallics Limited - regarding environmental clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Eco Care, Asansol, West Bengal, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during 83rd Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) held on 15th July, 2008 for preparation of EIA/EMP on 07.08.2008. All the Integrated steel plants are listed at S. No. 3(a) under Category “A” of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s Brahmaputra Metallics Limited have proposed for the expansion of existing Sponge Iron Plant of 0.105 MTPA and Captive Power Plant of 20 MW to 0.533 MTPA Steel plant and Captive Power Plant of 120 MW at village Kamta, Block Gola, Dist Ramgarh, Jharkhand. Existing plant is located in an area of 50.0 Acres and the Company has already acquired an additional land measuring 66 acres. GM land (Govt. Land) of 34 acres is also being acquired and is at an advanced stage of consideration by the concerned authority. Green belt will be developed in 33% of the total project area. No National Park / Wild life sanctuary / Reserve Forest is located within 10 km radius of the project site.Total project cost is Rs. 2,100.0 Crores. Rs. 12.48 Crores and Rs. 1.42 Crores/annum will be earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost for environmental pollution control measures. Environment clearance for the existing plant was accorded vide letter F. No. J-11011/166/2007-IA-II (I) dated 10.11.2008 with public hearing.

 

Following are the details of existing and proposed plants:

 

Unit

Capacity

Product

Production (TPA)

Existing unit with MOEF approval

DRI Kiln

1x350 TPD

Sponge Iron

105,000

WHRB PP

FBC PP

8 MW

12 MW

Power

Power

20 MW

Proposed configuration after expansion:

SL

Units

Module

Capacity

1.

Coke Oven Complex

(Recovery type)

2 X 35 ovens, 4.5 m ht

4,13,800 TPA

2.

Sinter Plant

1 X 36 m2

3,83,200 TPA

3.

DRI Plants

3 X 350 TPD

3,15,000 TPA

4.

Mini Blast Furnace

1 X 380 m3

4,50,000 TPA

5.

Electrical Arc Furnace (EAF)

1 X 50 T with 1 x 50 T Laddle Furnace and Matching VD/VOD & Billet Caster 1X3 + 1X2 Strand

3,50,000 TPA

6.

Induction furnace (IF)

4 X 15 T with 4 X  15 T LRF, AOD and CCM

3,07,300 TPA

7.

Bar Mill

Single strand, continuous mill

3,00,000 TPA

8.

Lime & Calcined Dolo Plant

2 X 100 TPD

51,200 TPA

9.

Oxygen Plant (BOD Basis)

1 X 250 TPD

-

10.

Ferro Alloy Plant

2X 12 MVA

43,000 TPA

11.

Captive Power Plant

• 2 x 20 MW (Based on WHRB/standby AFBC)

• 2 x 40 MW (Based on AFBC)

 

40 MW

 

80 MW

 

Iron ore lumps & fines, coking coal, Coal, Coke, limestone, Dolomite, Mn Ore, Pig iron and Furnace oil will be used as raw materials. Non coking coal will be sourced from CCL mines and coking coal will be sourced from BCCL mines. Recovery type coke oven will be installed. BF will be provided with coal dust injections system, gas-cleaning plant etc.  Steel melt shop will produce liquid steel, The calcined plant will produce calcined lime to be used in Steel Melt shop as a flux. Oxygen plant will provide the oxygen gas for refining and other purposes in steel making.

 

Waste heat from flue gases from DRI kiln, coke oven and surplus BF gas will be utilized.  The exhaust gases from DRI kiln will pass through dust settling chamber (DSC), after burning chamber (ABC) and then to Waste Heat Recovery Boiler (WHRB).  Fume extraction unit with bag house will be provided to SMS. ESP will be provided to WHRB, FBC boiler and Sinter Plant.  Dust catcher and bag filters will be provided to blast furnace.  Fume extraction system will be provided to electric arc furnace (EAF), Induction furnace & ladle furnace (LF), billet casting unit. Fugitive dust will be controlled by water sprinkling and dust suppression measures in raw material handling area and transfer points, fugitive dust emissions in work zone environment will be controlled by dust suppression and dust extraction system.

 

Total water requirement after expansion has been estimated as 40,965 KLD. The source of water will be the Bheda river (tributary of Damodar River) located at a distance of about 1.0 km from plant site. Raw water received at the plant water reservoir, will be clarified in the raw water treatment plant for use as make - up and drinking water. Permission for 37,400 KLD surface water (Bhairvi River) as per Water Resources Department, GOJ vide letter no. 2/PMC/Jalapurty/08/2010/357, dated  05.05.2010 and 765 KLD ground water (Bore well) as per CGWA, GOI vide letter no. 21-4(23)/MER/CGWA /2008-2049 dated 04.02.2008 has been obtained. Balance 2,800 KLD will be obtained from Rain water harvesting. Closed circuit recycling system will be adopted in the proposed plant. The waste water generated from the power plant will be used for ash quenching, sprinkling in the coal yard and dust suppression. Treated wastewater from SMS, CCM will be recycled for washings and dust suppression etc. Guard pond will be provided for aeration and dosing of pH corrective. Neutralizing pit for the treatment of DM Plant will be provided. The treated water will be recycled for plant use and horticulture application. Domestic effluent will be routed to a septic tank and soak pit and the treated effluent will be used for green belt development. No effluent will be discharged and zero discharge will be adopted.

 

Dolochar from DRI will be used in AFBC as fuel mix. Slag from BF will be granulated and sold to cement manufacturers. Fly ash from Power plant will be sold to cement manufacturers. Dust from bag filters will be partly re-used in process or sinter plant. Dust from coke ovens will be reused in sinter plant. Sinter dust will be recycled to the sinter plant. Dust from air pollution control equipments will be recycled in the process. DRI kiln dust and kiln accretion will be used for land filling.

 

Total power requirement of 134 MW will be sourced from CPP 120 MW and DVC. Furnace oil/coal will be used in Rolling Mill.  Coal, coal fines and char will be used in FBC Plant. DG sets with acoustic measures as per norms will be installed.

 

The Committee deliberated upon the issues raised during the Public hearing/Public consultation meeting conducted by the Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board on 11th February, 2010 and have been incorporated in the final EIA/EMP report. The main issues raised in the public hearing meeting were provision of pollution control measures, hospitals, schools, employment to locals etc.

 

            After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the proposal for environmental clearance subject to stipulation of the following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions

 

i.        Compliance to all the specific and general conditions stipulated for the existing plant by the Central/State Government shall be ensured and regular reports submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar.

 

ii.      On-line ambient air quality monitoring and continuous stack monitoring facilities for all the stacks shall be provided and sufficient air pollution control devices viz. Electrostatic precipitator (ESP), gas cleaning plant, bag filters etc. shall be provided to keep the emission levels below 50 mg/Nm3 by installing energy efficient technology.  

 

iii.       Electrostatic precipitator (ESP) shall be provided to sponge iron plant, WHRB, CFBC, and dust catcher  to blast furnace to control SPM levels within 50 mg/Nm3. Fume extraction system shall be provided to induction furnaces to control the emissions within the prescribed standards.

 

iv.      The National Ambient Air Quality Standards issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. No. 826(E) dated 16th November, 2009 shall be followed.

 

v.      Gaseous emission levels including secondary fugitive emissions from all the sources shall be controlled within the latest permissible limits issued by the Ministry and regularly monitored. Guidelines/Code of Practice issued by the CPCB shall be followed.  Standards for the sponge iron plant issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. 414(E) dated 30th May, 2008 shall be followed.

 

vi.      The waste generated out of flue gases from the coke oven plant shall be used for WHRB power plant. 

 

vii.      Total water requirement shall not exceed 40,965 KLD. Necessary permission from the concerned authorities shall be obtained for drawl of water. The water consumption shall not exceed as per the standard prescribed for the steel plants. Efforts shall further be made to use maximum water from the rain water harvesting sources.  Use of air cooled condensers shall be explored and closed circuit cooling system shall be provided to reduce water consumption and water requirement shall be modified accordingly. All the effluent shall be treated and used for ash handling, dust suppression and green belt development.  No effluent shall be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge shall be adopted. Sanitary sewage should be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.

 

viii.       Efforts shall be made to make use of rain water harvested. If needed, capacity of the reservoir shall be enhanced to meet the maximum water requirement. Only balance water requirement shall be met from other sources.

 

ix.       Regular monitoring of influent and effluent surface, sub-surface and ground water shall be ensured and treated wastewater should meet the norms prescribed by the State Pollution Control Board or described under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 whichever are more stringent. Leachate study for the effluent generated and analysis shall also be regularly carried out and report submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar, SPCB and CPCB.

 

x.        The char from DRI plant shall be utilized in FBC boiler of power plant and no char shall be used for briquette making or disposed off anywhere else. FBC boiler shall be installed simultaneously along with the DRI plant to ensure full utilization of char from the beginning.  All the blast furnace (BF) slag shall be provided to the cement manufacturers. Scrap shall be used in steel melting shop (SMS) and SMS slag and kiln accretions shall be properly utilized. All the other solid waste including broken refractory mass shall be properly disposed off in environment-friendly manner.

 

xi.        In-plant control measures like bag filters, de-dusting and dust suppression system shall be provided to control fugitive emissions from all the vulnerable sources.  Dust extraction and suppression system shall be provided at all the transfer points, coal handling plant and coke sorting plant of coke oven plant. Bag filters shall be provided to hoods and dust collectors to coal and coke handling to control dust emissions. Water sprinkling system shall be provided to control secondary fugitive dust emissions generated during screening, loading, unloading, handling and storage of raw materials etc.

 

xii.        Proper utilization of fly ash shall be ensured as per Fly Ash Notification, 1999 and subsequent amendment in 2003 & 2009.

 

xiii.        Vehicular pollution due to transportation of raw material and finished products shall be controlled.  Proper arrangements shall also be made to control dust emissions during loading and unloading of the raw material and finished product.

 

xiv.        All internal roads shall be black topped. The roads shall be regularly cleaned with mechanical sweepers. A 3-tier avenue plantation using native species shall be developed along the roads. Facilities for parking of trucks carrying raw coal from the linked coalmines shall be created within the Unit.

 

xv.        Proper handling, storage, utilization and disposal of all the solid waste shall be ensured and regular report regarding toxic metal content in the waste material and its composition, end use of solid/hazardous waste should be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar, SPCB and CPCB. 

 

xvi.        A time bound action plan shall be submitted to reduce solid waste, its proper utilization and disposal.

 

xvii.        Risk and Disaster Management Plan along with the mitigation measures shall be prepared and a copy submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar, SPCB and CPCB within 3 months of issue of environment clearance letter.

 

xviii.        As proposed, green belt shall be developed in 33 % of plant area as per the CPCB guidelines in consultation with the DFO.

 

xix.        All the recommendations made in the Charter on Corporate Responsibility for Environment Protection (CREP) for the Steel Plants should be implemented.

 

xx.        All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 11th February, 2010 should be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar.

 

xxi.        At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar.  Implementation of such program should be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

xxii.        The company shall provide housing for construction labour within the site with all necessary infrastructure and facilities such as fuel for cooking, mobile toilets, mobile STP, safe drinking water, medical health care, crèche etc. The housing may be in the form of temporary structures to be removed after the completion of the project.

 

 

18.2.7   Expansion of Cement Plant (Cement - 3.3 MTPA to 6.5 MTPA; Clinker-2.1 MTPA to 6.5 MTPA) along with Captive Power Plant (30 MW to 80 MW) and WHRB (15 MW) at Village Rawan, Tehsil Simga, District Raipur in Chhattisgarh by M/s Grasim Industries Limited - regarding Environmental clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s J.M. Environet Pvt. Ltd, Gurgaon gave a detailed presentation on the on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during 3rd Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 23rd - 24th September, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the cement plants (> 1.0 MTPA) have been kept at S.No. 3(b) under category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

            M/s Grasim Industries Limited have proposed for the expansion of Cement Plant (Cement, 3.3 to 6.5 MTPA, Clinker, 2.1 to 5.0 MTPA) along with Captive Power Plant (30 to 80 MW) and WHRB (15 MW) at Village Rawan, Tehsil, Simga, District Raipur, Chhattisgarh. No additional land will be required for the proposed expansion as the expansion will be done within the existing cement plant premises having total plant area 388.37 ha. Out of the total project area 214 ha is already covered under plantation. No national parks, wild life sanctuaries, protected forests are located within 10 km. radius of the project site. Total project cost is Rs. 950.0 Crores. Rs. 100.0 Crores and Rs. 5.0 Crores/annum will be earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost for environmental pollution control measures.

 

            The clinker with gypsum and fly ash will be used to manufacture PPC.  Slag will be used to manufacture Portland Slag Cement (PSC). Limestone, iron ore coal, clinker, gypsum will be used as raw material.  Low-grade lime is also used for cement manufacturing. Limestone will be transported via covered conveyor belts to the plant site.

 

       High efficiency ESPs, bag houses and proper stack height will be provided to control SPM, SO2, NOx emissions. Dust suppression / dust extraction system with bag filters along with water sprinklers will be provided to prevent fugitive emissions.  To control the dust emission from transfer points of the belt and bucket conveyors, bag filters will be provided at various locations of the transfer points.

 

Total water requirement (including the existing plant) is 3,962 KLD, which will be sourced from Ground Water (for drinking purpose only) [CGWA Permission obtained vide Letter no. 21-4(55)/NCCR/CGWA/2009-58 dated 08.07.09] and accumulated rain water of the Captive Limestone Mine Sump. No industrial waste water is generated during plant operation. In Cement Plant process, water is absorbed in the process or it is subjected to evaporation, hence no wastewater generation. The wastewater generated from the CPP is recycled back to the process and used for cooling and dust suppression. Domestic waste water generated from the colony will be treated in STP and used for green belt development / Horticulture purpose.

 

No solid waste is generated in cement manufacturing process. Fly ash generated from Captive Power Plant (Existing + Proposed) is utilized in the manufacturing of Cement. Dust collected from air pollution control equipment is 100% recycled in process. Sludge from Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) is used as manure for green belt development.

 

Total power requirement of 80 MW will be sourced from CPP.  DG set of 12 MW (2 x 6 MW) will also be installed.

 

The Committee deliberated upon the issues raised during the Public hearing/Public consultation meeting conducted by the Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board on 10th November, 2010 and have been incorporated in the final EIA/EMP report. The main issues raised in the public hearing meeting were provision of employment and technical training to locals, compensation to land owners, building of Khapardih minor canal, green belt development, CSR activities etc.

 

            After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the proposal for environmental clearance subject to stipulation of the following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions

 

      i.        Compliance to all the specific and general conditions stipulated for the existing plant by the Central/State Government shall be ensured and regular reports submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal.

 

     ii.        Continuous stack monitoring facilities to monitor gaseous emissions from all the stacks shall be provided.  After expansion, limit of SPM shall be controlled within 50 mg/Nm3 by installing adequate air pollution control system.  Electrostatic precipitators to clinker cooler, bag house to raw mill/kiln and bag filters to coal mill and cement mill. Low NOX burners should be provided to control NOX emissions. 

 

    iii.        Possibilities shall be explored for the proper and full utilization of gases generated from the kiln in waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB) and a feasibility report shall be prepared and submitted to the Ministry and its Regional Office at Bhopal within 3 months from the date of issue of the letter.

 

  1. The National Ambient Air Quality Standards issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. No. 826(E) dated 16th November, 2009 shall be followed.

 

    v.        Secondary fugitive emissions shall be controlled and shall be within the prescribed limits and regularly monitored. Guidelines / Code of Practice issued by the CPCB in this regard should be followed.

 

   vi.        Efforts shall be made to reduce impact of the transport of the raw materials and end products on the surrounding environment including agricultural land. All the raw materials including fly ash should be transported in the closed containers only and shall not be overloaded. The company shall have separate truck parking area. Vehicular emissions should be regularly monitored.   

 

  vii.        Total water requirement for cement and captive power plant (including existing) shall not exceed 3,962 KLD.   All the treated wastewater shall be recycled and reused in the process and/or for dust suppression and green belt development and other plant related activities etc. No process wastewater shall be discharged outside the factory premises and ‘zero’ discharge should be adopted. 

 

  1. Efforts shall be made to make use of rain water harvested. If needed, capacity of the reservoir should be enhanced to meet the maximum water requirement. Only balance water requirement shall be met from other sources.

 

  1. Regular monitoring of influent and effluent surface, sub-surface and ground water should be ensured and treated wastewater should meet the norms prescribed by the State Pollution Control Board or described under the E(P) Act whichever are more stringent. Leachate study for the effluent generated and analysis should also be regularly carried out and report submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal, SPCB and CPCB.

 

    x.        All the bag filter dust, raw mill dust, coal dust, clinker dust and cement dust from pollution control devices should be recycled and reused in the process and used for cement manufacturing. Spent oil and batteries shall be sold to authorized recyclers / reprocessors only.

 

   xi.        All the fly ash shall be utilized as per Fly ash Notification, 1999 subsequently amended in 2003. Efforts should be made to use fly ash maximum in making Pozollona Portland Cement (PPC).

 

  xii.        Efforts shall be made to use low-grade lime, more fly ash and solid waste in the cement manufacturing.

 

 xiii.        An effort shall be made to use of high calorific hazardous waste in the cement kiln and necessary provision should be made accordingly.

 

 xiv.        As proposed, green belt shall be developed in at least 33 % area in and around the cement plant as per the CPCB guidelines to mitigate the effects of air emissions in consultation with local DFO.

 

  xv.        All the recommendations made in the Charter on Corporate Responsibility for Environment Protection (CREP) for the Cement plants should be implemented.

 

 xvi.        All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 10th November, 2010 shall be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same shall be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore.

 

xvii.        At least 5 % of the total cost of the project shall be earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan shall be prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal. Implementation of such program shall be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

18.2.8   Expansion cum Modernization of existing Pig Iron Plant (1,09,000 TPA) to an Integrated Steel Plant of  3,00,000 TPA Steel Billets, Cement Grinding Unit (30, 000 TPA to 1,00,000 TPA) and installation of steel Melting shop (EAF, LRF), sinter Plant, Ferro alloy Plant (Fe-Cr & Fe Mn) with briquetting plant along with Captive Power Plant (5 MW) at Raturia, Durgapur, District Burdwan in West Bengal by M/s KIC Metaliks Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s Global Experts, Bhubaneswar gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during 5th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 24th - 25th November, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Integrated Steel Plants and Cement Grinding Units (< 1 MTPA) are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Primary Metallurgy Industry under Category ‘A’  and 3(b) under Category ‘B’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s KIC Metaliks Ltd. have proposed for the Expansion cum Modernization of existing Pig Iron Plant (1,09,000 TPA) to an Integrated Steel Plant of  3,00,000 TPA Steel Billets, Cement Grinding Unit (30, 000 TPA to 1,00,000 TPA) and installation of steel Melting shop (EAF, LRF), sinter Plant, Ferro alloy Plant (Fe-Cr & Fe Mn) with briquetting plant along with Captive Power Plant (5 MW) at Raturia, Durgapur, District Burdwan in West Bengal.  Total project area is 76 acres and proposed expansion will be carried out in the existing campus.  Green belt will be developed in 25 acres (33%) out of total 76 acres.  No national park/wild life sanctuary/reserve forest is located within 10 km radius of the project site.Total cost of the project is Rs. 358.23 Crores. Rs. 14.0 Crores and Rs. 2.6 Crores will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures. Following are the details of different facilities to be installed and products to be manufactured:

 

 S.No.

Unit

Capacity

Product

Production (TPA)

Existing

1

MBF

1x215 m3

Pig Iron

1,09,000

2

Cement Grinding

100 TPD

Cement (PSC)

30,000

Proposed

1

MBF modernization

1x215 m3

Hot metal in SMS

Hot metal in Spun pipe plant

1,85,000

25,000

2

Steel Melting shop

1x50T EAF

1x50 T LRF

1x50 T VD

Liquid Steel

3,31,000

3

CCM

Special Steel Billets

and Blooms

3,00,000

 

Ferro Alloys

2x9 MVA

Fe-Cr, Fe-Mn & Si-Mn

25,000 (Sale)

  5,000 (Use in SMS)

6

Sinter Plant

1x25 m2

Sinter

4,20,000

7

BF gas based CPP

1X5 MW

Power

5 MW

8

Spun pipe

24,000 TPA

Spun pipes

24,000

9

Cement Grinding

Cement (PSC)

1,00,000

 

Saleable products after the proposed expansion will be as given below:

 

S.

No.

Products

Capacity (TPA)

1

Alloy Steel Billets

3,00,000

2

Cement (PSC)

1,00,000

3

Spun pipe

24,000

4

Ferro Alloys

25,000

 

Iron ore lumps, iron ore fines, dolomite, limestone, burnt lime / lime, quartzite, chrome ore lumps, chrome ore fines, Mn ore, LAM Coke, cokefines, pearl coke, PCI coal, clinker, gypsum, molasses, sponge Iron will be used as raw materials. During proposed expansion, capacities of the existing pig iron plant and cement grinding unit will be enhanced.  Steel melting shop (EAF, LRF), sinter plant, ferro alloy plant (Fe-Cr & Fe Mn) with briquetting plant will be installed.  Power will be generated through BF gas and AFBC power plant.

 

Fume extractions system with bag house will be provided to SMS.  Sensible heat of waste gas emanating from MBF/BF will be used to generate power.  Bag filters will be provided to blast furnace stock house and gas cleaning plant.  ESP will be provided to sinter plant and coal and char based captive power plant (AFBC) to control particulate matter within 100 mg/Nm3.  Bag filters will also be provided to sinter plant for de-dusting. Dry type gas cleaning system with bag filters, ID fans etc. will be provided to ferro alloy plant.  Traces of Cr+6 from Ferro chrome plant will be controlled. Bag house will be provided to Cement grinding plant.

 

Existing water requirement is 1,020 m3/day. Make-up water requirement after proposed expansion from Damodar river through Durgapur Projects Limited will increase to 4,940 m3/day. Air-cooled system will be provided to AFBC power plant to reduce requirement of water.  Acidic and alkaline effluent from cation and anion units of DM Plant will be neutralized in neutralization tank.  Boiler blow down will be neutralized in the neutralization tank before mixing with other effluent streams.  After neutralization, these two effluents will be mixed with cooling tower blow down in a Central Monitoring Basin. The treated effluent will be used for ash conditioning, dust suppression and green belt development. Storm water will be collected and stored in rain water harvesting pond.  Service water will be passed through oil separator to remove oil content in the effluent. Sanitary wastewater will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and ‘zero’ discharge will be adopted. 

 

            Iron ore fines (12,000 TPA), dolomite fines (5,000 TPA), Limestone (4,000 TPA) Coke fines (30,000 TPA) MBF dust (10,000 TPA) will be used in sinter plant.  Coal fines (5,000 TPA) in slag drying, clinker fines (5,000 TPA) and MBF slag (60,000 TPA) will be used in slag grinding unit.  SMS scrap (10,000 TPA) will be recycled / reused.  Fe-Mn slag (14,000 TPA) will be used in Si-Mn manufacturing.  SMS slag (31,000 TPA), Si Mn slag (7,000 TPA) will be used for land filling and road making.  Fe-Cr slag (14,00 TPA) will be used for land filling / road making after TCLP test. Cement dust (1,000 TPA) will be recycled.  Fly ash will be provided to cement manufacturers.  Used oil and exhausted batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers.

 

            After proposed expansion, out of total 45 MW power requirement, 5 MW will be captively generated and balance will be sourced from WBSEB grid. 

 

Public hearing/Public consultation meeting was conducted by the West Bengal Pollution Control Board on 19th August, 2010. The main issues raised in the public hearing meeting were w.r.t. provision of employment to locals, pollution control measures, green belt development, CSR activities etc.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee sought the following information and recommended the project for environmental clearance after receipt of the same.

 

·         Revised layout plan.

·         33% green belt with a minimum of 20 m width all around the plant.

·         Flood hazard plan.

·         Management plan for Heavy Metals from the Raw Material.

·         Coal linkage documents.

 

 

18.2.9       Integrated Cement Plant (Clinker 1.48 MTPA, Cement 2.28 MTPA) along with Captive Power Plant (25 MW) at villages Sinla, Digarana, Dungarnagar, Kharadi and Nimbol Tehsil Jaitaran District Pali in Rajasthan by M/s Siddhi Vinayak Cement Limited – reg. Environemntal Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s J.M. Environet Pvt. Ltd, Gurgaon gave a detailed presentation on the on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during 9th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 7th – 8th April, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the cement plants (> 1.0 MTPA) have been kept at S.No. 3(b) under category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

            M/s Siddhi Vinayak Cement Limited have proposed for an Integrated Cement Plant (Clinker 1.48 MTPA, Cement 2.28 MTPA) along with Captive Power Plant (25 MW) at villages Sinla, Digarana, Dungarnagar, Kharadi and Nimbol Tehsil Jaitaran District Pali in Rajasthan. The total land requirement for the proposed project (Cement Plant, CPP & Colony) is 70 Ha, of which 60 Ha has been acquired by the company and 10 Ha is under acquisition. Green Belt will be developed in 33% (23.1 ha) of the total plant area. No national park/wild life sanctuary/reserve forest is located within 10 km radius of the project site.Total cost of the project is Rs. 950.0 Crores. Rs. 25.0 Crores and Rs. 2.5 Crores will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures. 

 

            The cement plant will be based on dry process technology for cement manufacturing with 6 stage pre-heater and pre-calciner technology.

 

            All major sources of air pollution (Raw Mill Kiln, Clinker Cooler, Coal Mill, Cement Mill) of proposed kiln will be provided with ESP, Bag filters to maintain the PM emission level within the prescribed limits. Automized Water sprinkling system will be provided at limestone and coal unloading hopper & handling area. Better maintenance and installation of proper air pollution control equipment like Bag Houses, Bag filters and ESP will be done in order to maintain dust emissions within prescribed limits (i.e. 50mg/Nm3 for Cement Plant & 100 mg/Nm3 for CPP Boiler). Clinker and Fly ash will be stored in silos and gypsum will be stored in covered shed.

 

           Total Water Requirement for the proposed project will be 1,950 KLD, out of which 1,300 KLD will be used in Cement Plant, 450 KLD in CPP & 200 KLD in Colony. Source of water is Ground water and Permission for withdrawal of ground water is under process with CGWA. No industrial waste water will be generated in the Cement Plant. Waste water generated from CPP will be properly treated in neutralization pit & will be recycled in the process. Domestic waste water generated from Cement plant / Colony will be treated in STP and used for green belt development / Horticulture activities & for dust suppression. Rain water harvesting will be practiced at plant and colony area. Air cooled condenser will be used in Thermal Power Plant to reduce water requirement.

 

No solid waste will be generated in cement manufacturing process. Dust collected from various pollution control equipments will be recycled back to the process. Fly ash generated from Captive Power Plant will be 100% utilized in the Cement manufacturing process. STP Sludge will be utilized as manure for green belt development within the plant premises. During operation phase, there will be zero solid waste generation from Cement Plant.

 

Public hearing/Public consultation meeting was conducted by the Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board on 21st November, 2010. The main issues raised in the public hearing meeting were w.r.t. provision of employment to locals, rain water harvesting, repair of roads etc.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

      i.        Continuous stack monitoring facilities to monitor gaseous emissions from all the stacks shall be provided.  After expansion, limit of SPM shall be controlled within 50 mg/Nm3 by installing adequate air pollution control system.  Electrostatic precipitators to clinker cooler, bag house to raw mill/kiln and bag filters to coal mill and cement mill. Low NOX burners should be provided to control NOX emissions. 

 

     ii.        Possibilities shall be explored for the proper and full utilization of gases generated from the kiln in waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB) and a feasibility report shall be prepared and submitted to the Ministry and its Regional Office at Lucknow within 3 months from the date of issue of the letter.

 

  1. The National Ambient Air Quality Standards issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. No. 826(E) dated 16th November, 2009 shall be followed.

 

   iv.        Secondary fugitive emissions shall be controlled and shall be within the prescribed limits and regularly monitored. Guidelines / Code of Practice issued by the CPCB in this regard should be followed.

 

    v.        Efforts shall be made to reduce impact of the transport of the raw materials and end products on the surrounding environment including agricultural land. All the raw materials including fly ash should be transported in the closed containers only and shall not be overloaded. The company shall have separate truck parking area. Vehicular emissions should be regularly monitored.   

 

   vi.        Total water requirement for cement and captive power plant shall not exceed 1,950 m3/day  All the treated wastewater shall be recycled and reused in the process and/or for dust suppression and green belt development and other plant related activities etc. No process wastewater shall be discharged outside the factory premises and ‘zero’ discharge should be adopted. 

 

  vii.        Ground water shall be used only for drinking water during operation of the plant. The balance water requirement shall be met from non-mineral traps.

 

  1. Efforts shall be made to make use of rain water harvested. If needed, capacity of the reservoir should be enhanced to meet the maximum water requirement. Only balance water requirement shall be met from other sources.

 

  1. Regular monitoring of influent and effluent surface, sub-surface and ground water should be ensured and treated wastewater should meet the norms prescribed by the State Pollution Control Board or described under the E(P) Act whichever are more stringent. Leachate study for the effluent generated and analysis should also be regularly carried out and report submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Lucknow, SPCB and CPCB.

 

    x.        All the bag filter dust, raw mill dust, coal dust, clinker dust and cement dust from pollution control devices should be recycled and reused in the process and used for cement manufacturing. Spent oil and batteries shall be sold to authorized recyclers / reprocessors only.

 

   xi.        All the fly ash shall be utilized as per Fly ash Notification, 1999 subsequently amended in 2003. Efforts should be made to use fly ash maximum in making Pozollona Portland Cement (PPC).

 

  xii.        Efforts shall be made to use low-grade lime, more fly ash and solid waste in the cement manufacturing.

 

 xiii.        An effort shall be made to use of high calorific hazardous waste in the cement kiln and necessary provision should be made accordingly.

 

 xiv.        As proposed, green belt shall be developed in at least 33 % area in and around the cement plant as per the CPCB guidelines to mitigate the effects of air emissions in consultation with local DFO.

 

  xv.        All the recommendations made in the Charter on Corporate Responsibility for Environment Protection (CREP) for the Cement plants should be implemented.

 

 xvi.        All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 21st November, 2010 shall be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same shall be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore.

 

xvii.        At least 5 % of the total cost of the project shall be earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan shall be prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Lucknow. Implementation of such program shall be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

xviii.        Detailed Occupational Health and Safety Plan shall be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Lucknow.

 

18.2.10    Proposed expansion project with Backward Integration- Manufacturing of Manmade fiber-polyester oriented yarn/fully drawn yarn and Texturised/ Twisted yarn other than rayon using polyester chips at Village- Masat- Samarvarni, District Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli by M/s Jiwarajka Textile Industries. - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s Unistar Environment and Research Labs Pvt. Ltd., Vapi, Gujarat gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and the proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft TORs for preparation of EIA/EMP.  The project activity is listed at S.No. 5(d) of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006. This is a “B” category project.  However, due to the location of project site within 10 km of interstate boundary of Gujarat, the proposal has been appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s Jiwarajka Textile Industries is an existing unit involved in manufacturing of manmade fibers, namely “Texturised, Twisted Yarn with production capacity of 35,000 MT/Year”. Now, the unit proposes to expand the existing manufacturing activity for manufacturing polyester texturised and twisted yarn and introduce new products. The company plans to go for backward integration process as POY/FDY is the primary raw material for manufacturing polyester texture yarn. After expansion, capacity of polyester texturised, twisted yarn would be 71,000 MTPA and polyester oriented yarn (POY) /fully drawn yarn (FDY) will be 71,000 MTPA. Total land area of the project is 22,100 m2 and Green belt will be developed in 7,000 m2 of plant area. Total project cost is Rs. 78.02 Crores. Rs. 10.0 Lakhs and Rs. 5.50 Lakhs are earmarked toward capital cost and recurring cost per annum for pollution control measures.

Details of products and by products after expansion will be as follows:

Existing

Polyester Texturized/Twisted Yarn:                                                   35,000 MT/ Annum

Proposed Expansion Scenario

Polyester Texturised & Twisted Yarn:                                                36,000 MT/ Annum

Polyester Oriented Yarn (i.e. POY) / Fully Drawn Yarn (FDY):         71,000 MT/ Annum

After Expansion Scenario (Total)

Polyester Texturised & Twisted Yarn:                                                71,000 MT/ Annum

Polyester Oriented Yarn (i.e. POY) /Fully Drawn Yarn (FDY):          71,000 MT/ Annum

Polyester Chips, spin finish oil and antistatic coning oil will be used as raw materials to manufacture products. The products will be manufactured by melting of chips in the extruder and passed through spin pack to convert the molten mass into yarn form, spin finish oil is applied on the yarn surface to avoid the internal adhesion of yarns, and required cooling is provided by cool air to get the yarn solidify. The formed yarns are take up at required speed on a winder. Thus formed yarn (POY/FDY) is further used for manufacturing of Tetrurized yarn and fabrics. The whole process in carried out in closed conditions.

            No additional flue gas emissions and process emission will be generated due to proposed expansion. Stand by to use in case of power failure D.G. sets (1250 KVA X 3nos) will be installed and Diesel will be used as fuel @ 210 lit/hr each.  Entire manufacturing activity will be carried out in closed system.  No fugitive emissions will be generated due to melting of chips in the extruder.

Total fresh water requirement of 130 KLD will be met from the bore-well water source. The proposed waste water from cooling tower blow down 15 KLD will be treated separately and the treated waste water will be used for gardening.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted. The domestic waste water 14 KLD will be disposed of through septic tank/soak pit.

 The solid /hazardous waste will be generated in the form of ETP waste (1.5 MTPA ) which will be sent to GEPIL site. The yarn waste (25.00 MTPA) will be recycled back or sold to actual users. The used oil (2.5 KLPA) will be sold to registered refiners or sent to TSDF site. The empty drums (300 nos./annum) and empty bags (180000Nos./year) will be reused for packing or sold to authorized recyclers.

At present, the present power requirement is 2,500 KVA and additional power requirement will be 5,000 KVA which will be met from the Electricity Department, Silvassa.

            Public hearing is not required as the unit is located in the Government Notified Industrial Area. A copy of letter issued by the Dadra and Nagar Haveli Planning and Development Authorities, Silvassa indicated land bearing Survey No. 172  & 173 of Village-Naroli, is falling in Industrial Zone as per statutory regional plan is submitted.  The Committee also categorized the project as B-2 since there will not be any manufacturing of polyester chips, which will be bought and there will be ‘zero’ discharge of effluent.

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

      i.        Compliance to all the specific and general conditions stipulated for the existing plant by the Central/State Government shall be ensured and regular reports submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal.

 

     ii.        The company shall install wet scrubber and bag filters etc. to control the particulate emissions below 50 mg/Nm3.   

 

  1. The National Ambient Air Quality Standards issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. No. 826(E) dated 16th November, 2009 should be followed.

 

   iv.        Gaseous emission levels including secondary fugitive emissions from all the sources shall be controlled within the latest permissible limits issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. 414(E) dated 30th May, 2008 and regularly monitored. Guidelines / Code of Practice issued by the CPCB should be followed.

 

    v.        The total water requirement shall not exceed 130 KLD and Permission shall be obtained to draw the water from the ground water from the State Ground Water Board /Central Ground Water Authority as may be applicable to this case.

 

   vi.        Efforts shall be made to make use of rain water harvested. If needed, capacity of the reservoir should be enhanced to meet the maximum water requirement. Only balance water requirement shall be met from other sources.

 

  vii.        Noise control management plan and Risk & Disaster Management Plan along with the mitigation measures shall be prepared and a copy submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal, SPCB and CPCB within 3 months of issue of environment clearance letter.

 

 viii.        As proposed, green belt shall be developed in 33 % of the plant area. Selection of plant species shall be as per the CPCB guidelines in consultation with the DFO.

 

   ix.        At least 5 % of the total cost of the project shall be earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal. Implementation of such program should be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

 

18.2.11    Expansion of Steel Plant (Billets- 1,40,000 to 12,50,000 TPA; Rolled products -1,40,000 to 12,00,000 TPA) and installation of  Sponge Iron Plant, Ferro Alloy Plant and CPP at New Gummidipoondi,  District Thiruvallur in Tamil Nadu by M/s Suryadev Alloys & Power Pvt. Limited - regarding Environmental clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s AMBA RECYCLER PRIVATE LIMITED, Chennai gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 8th Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) meeting held on 2nd–3rd March, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All non toxic secondary metallurgical processing industries >30000 tonnes per annum are categorized as Category “B” under the Schedule 3 (a) of the EIA notification 2006 as amended on 1st December, 2009 , however the present proposal is with sponge iron plant > 200 TPD and hence falls under Category “A”.

 

M/s SURYADEV ALLOYS & POWER PRIVATE LIMITED have proposed to expand the existing steel plant capacity along with captive power plant at New Gummidipoondi Village, Thiruvallur District in Tamilnadu. There are no National Park / Wild life sanctuary / Bird Sanctuary located within 10 km radius of the project site. Pallavakam. Reserved Forest is at 4.5 km WSW. The total land area acquired is 119.01 acres, which includes the existing 29.01 acres acquired during the earlier environmental clearance obtained for the existing plant. About 36 Acres of land is earmarked for green belt including the existing green belt. The total project cost is Rs.1,500 Crores of which Rs.148.3 Crores is earmarked for pollution control measures.

 

The existing plant has 2 x 25 T Induction Furnace and a TMT rolling mill to produce 1,40,000 TPA rolled products. In the proposed expansion it is proposed to install additionally 1 x 30T Induction Furnace , 1 x 150T Electric Arc Furnace , 4 x 175 T Sponge Iron Plant with 4 x 4.5 MW Waste Heat Recovery Boiler, 1 x 35 T LRF , 1 X 150 T LRF with a standby 1x150T LRF, 150 t VD/VOD, 150T oxygen plant, 2 Nos Continuous Casting Machine , and 3-Nos Rolling Mill to produce Re-Bars, Wire Rods, Coils, Structurals, Rounds, Bars of different grades like Mild Steel, Low Alloys, High Alloys, Cold Heated quality, Electrode Quality and Alloy Steels. The proposed expansion will also consist of 2 x 80MW CFBC Based captive power plant and 2 x 9MVA Ferro Alloy Plant.

 

Following is the production capacity

 

Sl. No.

Products

Existing (TPA)

Proposed  (TPA)

Upon Expansion (TPA)

Phase I

Phase II

1.

Billets

1,40,000

11,10,000

-

12,50,000

2.

Rolled Products

(Wire Rods & Bars)

1,40,000

10,60,000

 -

12,00,000

3.

Sponge Iron

-

-

2,31,000

2,31,000

4.

Power Plant (WHRB)

-

-

18 MW

18 MW

5.

Power Plant (CFBC)

-

2 x 80 MW

-

2 x 80 MW

6.

Ferro  Manganese

-

-

12,000

12,000

7.

Silico Manganese

-

-

24,000

24,000

 

             Iron ore, coal, dolomite, limestone, quartzite will be used as raw material in sponge iron plant. Steel scrap and sponge iron will be used as raw material in induction and arc furnace. The intermediate product billet will be used as raw material in rolling mill. Coal will be used as raw material for producer gas in the rolling mill. Small quantity of Furnace Oil will be used as raw material in the rolling mill. Manganese ore, Dolomite, Quartzite, Mill Scale and Coke Breeze will be used as raw material in the ferro alloy plant. Imported coal with 9% Ash and 1.2% Sulphur will be used in the CFBC boiler for power generation.

 

The proposed 30T electric induction furnace will have Cyclone/Wet Scrubber and Chimney of 30m Height, 150 T Electric Arc Will have Bag Filter and Chimney of 30m Height, 3-nos reheating furnace will use producer gas and each will have a chimney of 30m height, the 2 nos CFBC boiler will each have a ESP with a single chimney of 140m height, 2-nos rotary kiln of sponge iron plant will have ESP and stack of 30m height, the other 2 - nos rotary kiln of sponge iron plant will also have ESP and stack of 30m height, each of the submerged arc furnace of ferro alloy plant will have heat exchanger, cyclone , bag filter and chimney of 30m height each. D.G.Sets of 600KVA, 750KVAand 750KVA will all have stacks as per CPCB norms.

 

The water requirement of 767cu.m/day will be met from the ground water. Closed loop recirculating system shall be used in all the cooling towers so that only make up water is required on the daily basis. The power will air cooled condenser. Part of the blow down water will be used for the green belt development and coal dust suppression. No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and Zero discharge will be adopted. Rain water harvesting structure will be constructed.

 

             Char from DRI process will be used in CFBC boiler as fuel.  Slag from Furnace will be used for road making and land filling.  Bottom ash will be used for low land filling. Fly ash from CFBC power plant will be sold to fly ash brick manufacturers and cement grinding units.  Waste oil and used batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers/re-processors. 

 

             Total power requirement of 162 MW will be sourced from captive power plant, DG sets will be installed

 

Public hearing/Public consultation meeting was conducted by the Tamilnadu Pollution Control Board on 3rd November, 2010. The main issues raised in the public hearing meeting were w.r.t. provision of employment to locals, pollution control measures, green belt development etc.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

1.    Compliance to all the specific and general conditions stipulated for the existing plant by the Central/State Government shall be ensured and regular reports submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore.

 

2.    On-line ambient air quality monitoring and continuous stack monitoring facilities for all the stacks should be provided and sufficient air pollution control devices viz. Electrostatic precipitator (ESP), and bag filters etc. shall be provided to keep the emission levels below 50 mg/Nm3 by installing energy efficient technology.

                                               

3.    The National Ambient Air Quality Standards issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. No. 826(E) dated 16th November, 2009 should be followed.

 

4.    Gaseous emission levels including secondary fugitive emissions from all the sources should be controlled within the latest permissible limits issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. 414(E) dated 30th May, 2008 and regularly monitored. Guidelines / Code of Practice issued by the CPCB should be followed.

 

5.    Dust suppression system and bag filters shall be installed to control the fugitive dust emissions at conveyor and transfer points, product handling, loading and unloading points.

 

6.    Hot gases from the DRI kiln shall be passed through Dust Settling Chamber (DSC) to remove coarse solids and After Burning Chamber (ABC) to burn CO completely and used in waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB).  The gas then shall be cleaned in ESP before dispersion out into the atmosphere through ID fan and stack. ESP shall be installed to control the particulate emissions from the WHRB.

 

7.    Total water requirement after expansion shall not exceed 767 m3/ day. The water consumption shall not exceed as per the standard prescribed for the steel plants. Water storage reservoir capacity should be increased with a minimum capacity for 2 months.

 

8.    Efforts shall further be made to use maximum water from the rain water harvesting sources.  Use of air cooled condensers shall be explored and closed circuit cooling system shall be provided to reduce water consumption and water requirement shall be modified accordingly. All the effluent should be treated and used for ash handling, dust suppression and green belt development.  No effluent shall be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge shall be adopted. Sanitary sewage should be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.

 

9.    All the char from DRI plant shall be utilized in AFBC boiler of power plant and no char shall be disposed off anywhere else. AFBC boiler shall be installed simultaneously along with the DRI plant to ensure full utilization of char from the beginning.  

 

10.  Proper utilization of fly ash shall be ensured as per Fly Ash Notification, 1999 and subsequent amendment in 2003 and 2010. All the fly ash should be provided to cement and brick manufacturers for further utilization and Memorandum of Understanding should be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore.

 

11.  Accretion shall be used in the manufacture of bricks etc. without any dumping.

 

  1. Risk and Disaster Management Plan along with the mitigation measures should be prepared and a copy submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore, SPCB and CPCB within 3 months of issue of environment clearance letter.

 

13.  As proposed, green belt shall be developed in 33 % of plant area. Selection of plant species shall be as per the CPCB guidelines in consultation with the DFO.

 

14.  All the recommendations made in the Charter on Corporate Responsibility for Environment Protection (CREP) for the Steel Plants should be implemented.

 

15.  All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 3rd November, 2010 shall be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same shall be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore.

                                                   

16.  At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore. Implementation of such program should be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

18.2.12    Expansion of Sponge Iron Plant into Integrated Steel plant (Sponge Iron, Pig Iron, Steel Ingots / Billets / Blooms, Rolling Mill, Ferro Alloys, Captive Power Plant and Coal Washery) at Village Sarora, Tehsil Tilda, District Raipur, Chhattisgarh by M/s Khetan Sponge & Infrastructure Pvt. Limited - regarding Environmental clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s Pioneer Enviro Laboratories & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 1st Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 20th- 21st July 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Integrated Steel Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Primary Metallurgy Industry under category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s Khetan Sponge & Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. is an existing plant, which is operating Sponge Iron Plant and now the company has proposed to go for expansion existing plant in Village Sarora, Tehsil Tilda, District Raipur, Chhattisgarh. NOC obtained from CECB for 3 x 30,000 TPA Sponge iron, out of which 1 x 30,000 TPA Kiln is in operation since 2007 and another 1 x 30,000 TPA Kiln was commissioned in December 2010. CFE obtained for Pellet plant only of capacity 100000 TPA from CECB. The proposed project area does not fall under the industrial areas / clusters, which are listed in MoEF office memorandum, dated 13th January 2010. No National Park / Wild life sanctuary / Bird Sanctuary is located within 10 km radius of the project site. Bilari Reserve forest is at a distance of 0.6 Km from the Plant site. Total project area is 64.0 acres and green belt will be developed in 21 acres (including existing).  Total cost of the project is Rs. 550.15 Crores. Rs. 19.0 Crores and Rs. 2.5 crores/annum will be earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost for environmental pollution control measures. Following will be manufactured:

 

The following are the production capacities of existing & expansion units:

S.No

Details

Capacity

Existing CFE awarded

Proposed Plant configuration

Total Production capacity

Implemented

To be commissioned

1.

Sponge Iron

2 x 30,000 TPA  

30,000 TPA

(Construction yet to started)

---

90,000 TPA

2.

Pellet plant only

---

100000 TPA

--

100000 TPA

3.

Iron Ore Beneficiation & Pelletisation

---

---

1 x 100000 TPA

3,00,000 TPA

4.

Sinter

1 x 24 M2

2,07,360 TPA

5.

Blast Furnace

---

---

1 x 250 M3

1,50,000 TPA

6.

Induction Furnace with CCM/ PCM

---

---

5 x 10 MT

1,50,000 TPA

7.

Rolling Mill

---

---

1 x 500 TPD

1,50,000 TPA

8.

Ferro Alloys

(FeMn / SiMn / FeSi)

---

---

2 x 9 MVA

30,000 TPA   

9

POWER

---

---

 

20.5  MW

i

WHRB - from Sponge Iron

---

---

3 x 2 MW

6.0 MW

ii

WHRB - from Blast Furnace

---

---

2.5 MW

2.5 MW

iii

FBC Boiler

---

---

12 MW

12 MW

10

Coal Washery

---

---

200 TPH

1.44 MTPA

 

             Iron ore, coal, dolomite for sponge iron plant, Sponge iron, scrap, ferro alloy for MS Billets & Rolling mills, dolochar, coal & fines for power plant will be used as raw materials. Coal linkage document from SECL has been submitted. Coal Washery comprises of coal crushing and screening and washing of coal to produce clean coal with 25% ash, appropriately sized and a middling fraction by treating the raised coals from the mine.  The process consists of crushing of the ROM coal in a single toothed roll crusher.  The crushed coal is then washed in Zig to produce clean coal and middling with the help of water stream and air pressure. Billets will be manufactured by melting in Induction furnace and casting in continuous casting machine. Rolled products will be manufactured in reheating furnace land coal fired rolling mill.  Waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB) and AFBC boiler will be installed. 

The blast furnace is envisaged to operate with sized lump Pellets, coke, fluxes and additives. The hot metal produced will be cast at pig casting machines to produce cold pigs. The liquid slag will be granulated at cast house granulation unit. The BF top gas will be cleaned in dust catcher and gas cleaning system and distributed to the stoves, burners for runner drying, boilers for process and process steam supply. The surplus gas will be utilized for power generation. The proposed sinter plant complex will consist of one sinter Machine of 24 m2 grate area along with associated services facilities. In Ferro alloy plant Ferro alloys will be produced by smelting of Manganese ore with coke, coal, quartz and dolomite in submerged arc furnaces.

            Electrostatic precipitator (ESP) will be provided to Pellet plant, Sinter plant & FBC boiler to control particulate emissions within 50 mg/Nm3. Bag filters will be installed to control emissions from induction furnace and rolling mill.  Fume extraction system with ID fan will be provided to IF. Dust suppression (chemical and dry fog type) will be provided to control emissions.  Bag filters will be provided to material handling areas, coal handling areas, crusher, stock house, cooler discharge area, screening area etc. Dust catcher followed by Venturi Scrubber will be provided to bring down the particulate matter in the exhaust gases to less than 10 mg/Nm3

Total water required for the proposed plant will be 2,580 m3/day including existing. The Water required for the proposed plant will be sourced from Ground water / Shivnath river. Closed loop system will be adopted so that no effluent is discharged from the proposed plants. Only make up water will be fed into the plant. Acidic and alkaline effluent from cation and anion units of DM Plant will be neutralized in neutralization tank. Boiler blow down will be neutralized in the neutralization tank before mixing with other effluent streams.  After neutralization, these two effluents will be mixed with cooling tower blow down in a guard pond. The treated effluent will be used for ash conditioning, dust suppression and green belt development. Service water will be passed through oil separator to remove oil content in the effluent.  Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and Zero discharge will be adopted. Rain water harvesting structure will be constructed.

             Char from existing DRI process & Washery Rejects & Middlings will be used in AFBC boiler as fuel.  Dust from air pollution control devices (APCD) will be partly used land and/or abandoned mines filling. Slag from Induction Furnace will be used for road making and land filling. Fly ash from FBC will partly be used in self brick manufacturing unit and cement plant unit.  Waste oil and used batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers/re-processors. Slag from Ferro Alloys will also be reused in road construction

            Power requirement will be 51 MW, out of which 20.5 MW will be sourced from captive power plant and remaining 30.7 MW will be sourced CSEB. 

The Committee deliberated upon the issues raised during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting conducted by the Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board on 13th October, 2010. The main issues raised in the public hearing meeting were developing of local area, providing employment, pollution control, and health camps etc.

 

            After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the proposal for environmental clearance subject to stipulation of following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

i.        Compliance to all the specific and general conditions stipulated for the existing plant by the Central/State Government shall be ensured and regular reports submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal.

 

ii.       Efforts shall be made to reduce RSPM levels in the ambient air and a time bound action plan shall be submitted. On-line ambient air quality monitoring and continuous stack monitoring facilities for all the stacks shall be provided and sufficient air pollution control devices viz. Electrostatic precipitator (ESP), gas cleaning plant, venturi scrubber, bag filters etc. shall be provided to keep the emission levels below 50 mg/Nm3 by installing energy efficient technology.  

 

iii.      As proposed, Electrostatic precipitator (ESP) shall be provided to sinter plant, WHRB, CFBC, DRI plants; and dust catcher followed by venturi scrubbers to blast furnace to control SPM levels within 50 mg/Nm3. Fume extraction system shall be provided to induction furnaces to control the emissions within the prescribed standards.

 

iv.      The National Ambient Air Quality Standards issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. No. 826(E) dated 16th November, 2009 shall be followed.

 

v.      Gaseous emission levels including secondary fugitive emissions from all the sources shall be controlled within the latest permissible limits issued by the Ministry and regularly monitored. Guidelines/Code of Practice issued by the CPCB shall be followed. New standards for the sponge iron plant issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. 414(E) dated 30th May, 2008 should be followed.

 

vi.      Hot gases from DRI kiln shall be passed through Dust Settling Chamber (DSC) to remove coarse solids and After Burning Chamber (ABC) to burn CO completely and used in waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB).  The gas then shall be cleaned in ESP before leaving out into the atmosphere through ID fan and stack.

 

vii.      Total water requirement from CSIDC shall not exceed 2,580 KLD. Efforts shall further be made to use maximum water from the rain water harvesting sources.  Use of air cooled condensers shall be explored and closed circuit cooling system shall be provided to reduce water consumption and water requirement shall be modified accordingly. All the effluent should be treated and used for ash handling, dust suppression and green belt development.  No effluent shall be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge shall be adopted. Sanitary sewage should be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.

 

viii.        Efforts shall be made to make use of rain water harvested. If needed, capacity of the reservoir should be enhanced to meet the maximum water requirement. Only balance water requirement shall be met from other sources.

 

ix.       Regular monitoring of influent and effluent surface, sub-surface and ground water (including chromite) should be ensured and treated wastewater should meet the norms prescribed by the State Pollution Control Board or described under the E(P) Act whichever are more stringent. Leachate study for the effluent generated and analysis shall also be regularly carried out and report submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal, Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board (CECB) and CPCB.

 

x.        The water consumption shall not exceed as per the standard prescribed for the steel plants.

 

xi.        All the coal fines, char from DRI plant and washery rejects shall be utilized in AFBC boiler of power plant and no char shall be used for briquette making or disposed off anywhere else. AFBC boiler shall be installed simultaneously along with the DRI plant to ensure full utilization of char from the beginning.   Scrap shall be used in steel melting shop (SMS) and SMS slag and kiln accretions shall be properly utilized. All the other solid waste including broken refractory mass shall be properly disposed off in environment-friendly manner.

 

xii.        Proper utilization of fly ash shall be ensured as per Fly Ash Notification, 1999 and subsequent amendment in 2003.

 

xiii.        Vehicular pollution due to transportation of raw material and finished products shall be controlled.  Proper arrangements shall also be made to control dust emissions during loading and unloading of the raw material and finished product.

 

xiv.         Transportation of raw coal during the initial phase shall be by 40-T mechanically covered or tarpaulin covered trucks from the coalmines to the washery. The raw coal, washed coal and coal wastes (rejects) shall be stacked properly at earmarked site(s) within sheds/stockyards fitted with wind breakers/shields. Adequate measures hall be taken to ensure that the stored minerals do not catch fire.

 

xv.         Hoppers of the coal crushing unit at the crushing shed and washery unit shall be fitted with high efficiency bag filters/Dust extractors and mist spray water sprinkling system shall be installed and operated effectively at all times of operation to check fugitive emissions from crushing operations, transfer points of belt conveyor systems which shall be closed and from transportation roads.

 

xvi.        All internal roads shall be black topped. The roads shall be regularly cleaned with mechanical sweepers. A 3-tier avenue plantation using native species shall be developed along the roads. Facilities for parking of trucks carrying raw coal from the linked coalmines shall be created within the Unit.

 

xvii.        The washery unit shall be a zero-discharge facility and no wastewater shall be discharged from the washery into the drains/natural watercourses. Recycled water shall be used for development and maintenance of green belt and in dust suppression from Plant operations.

 

xviii.        Proper handling, storage, utilization and disposal of all the solid waste shall be ensured and regular report regarding toxic metal content in the waste material and its composition, end use of solid/hazardous waste should be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal, CECB and CPCB. 

 

xix.        A time bound action plan shall be submitted to reduce solid waste, its proper utilization and disposal.

 

xx.        Risk and Disaster Management Plan along with the mitigation measures shall be prepared and a copy submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal, CECB and CPCB within 3 months of issue of environment clearance letter.

 

xxi.        As proposed, green belt shall be developed in 33 % of plant area as per the CPCB guidelines in consultation with the DFO.

 

xxii.        All the recommendations made in the Charter on Corporate Responsibility for Environment Protection (CREP) for the Steel Plants should be implemented.

 

xxiii.        All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 13th October, 2010 should be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal.

 

xxiv.        At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal. Implementation of such program should be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

xxv.        Rehabilitation and Resettlement Plan for the project affected population including tribals, if any shall be implemented as per the policy of the State Govt. in consultation with the State Govt. of Chhattisgarh. Compensation paid in any case should not be less than the norms prescribed under the National Resettlement and Rehabilitation Policy, 2007.

 

xxvi.        The company shall provide housing for construction labour within the site with all necessary infrastructure and facilities such as fuel for cooking, mobile toilets, mobile STP, safe drinking water, medical health care, crèche etc. The housing may be in the form of temporary structures to be removed after the completion of the project.

 

 

18.2.13    Expansion of Steel Plant along with Captive Power Plant (18 MW) at Village Saraipalli, Tehsil Ghargoda, District Raigarh in Chhattisgarh by M/s Shree Rupanadham Steel (P) Limited- regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant Pioneer Enviro Laboratories & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 95th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) held during 15th – 17th June, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Steel Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Primary Metallurgy Industry under category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s Shree Rupanadham Steel (P) Ltd. is an existing Induction Furnace unit at Saraipalli Village, Tamnar Tehsil, Raigarh District, Chhattisgarh. Now as a part of proposed expansion it has been proposed to manufacture Sponge Iron, Billets/ingots, TMT Bars/Structural steels and Power generation. No National Park / Wild life sanctuary / Bird Sanctuary is located within 10 km radius of the project site. Taraimal, Rabo and Urdana are the Reserve Forests present in 10 Kms. radius of the proposed plant. Total land acquired for the project is 27.52 acres Total cost of the project is Rs. 162.0 Crores. Rs. 8 Crores and Rs. 60 lakhs/annum will be earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost for environmental pollution control measures.

 

The existing and proposed production capacities are furnished below:

 

S.No.

Products

Capacity (TPA)

Existing

Proposed expansion

After expansion

1

Sponge Iron

--

90,000

90,000

2

MS Billets

33,500

(Only 16,750 TPA is commissioned)

90,000

1,23,500

3

TMT Bars / Structural Steels / Wire rod mill

4,800

(Not installed or commissioned)

90,000

94,800

4

Captive Power

            WHRB

             FBC

--

18 MW

6 MW

12 MW

18 MW

6 MW

12   MW

 

 

            Iron ore, coal, dolomite for sponge iron plant, Sponge iron, scrap, ferro alloy for MS Billets & Rolling mills, dolochar, coal & fines for power plant will be used as raw materials. Coal linkage document from Universal (H K) Corporation Ltd., has been submitted. The coal has a sulfur content of 0.4 to 0.45% and ash content of 5 to 10%.

 

             Sponge Iron will be manufactured in coal based Direct Reduction (DR) kilns.  Billets will be manufactured by melting in Induction furnace and casting in continuous casting machine. Rolled products will be manufactured in reheating furnace land coal fired rolling mill.  Waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB) and AFBC boiler will be installed. 

 

            Electrostatic precipitator (ESP) will be provided to DRI kiln and AFBC boiler to control particulate emissions within 50 mg/Nm3. Bag filters will be installed to control emissions from induction furnace and rolling mill.  Flue gases for DRI plant will be utilized in Waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB) and passed through ESP and then into atmosphere through ID fans and chimney.  Hot gases for DRI plant will pass through dust settling chamber (DSC) and after burning chamber (ABC), WHRB and stack. Fume extraction system with ID fan will be provided to IF. Dust suppression (chemical and dry fog type) will be provided to control emissions.  Bag filters will be provided to material handling areas, coal handling areas, crusher, stock house, cooler discharge area, screening area etc.

 

Total water required for the proposed expansion project will be 835 m3/day. Water required for the proposed project will be sourced from Ground water source. Closed loop system will be adopted so that no effluent is discharged from the proposed plants. Only make up water will be fed into the plant. Acidic and alkaline effluent from cation and anion units of DM Plant will be neutralized in neutralization tank. Boiler blow down will be neutralized in the neutralization tank before mixing with other effluent streams.  After neutralization, these two effluents will be mixed with cooling tower blow down in a guard pond. The treated effluent will be used for ash conditioning, dust suppression and green belt development. Service water will be passed through oil separator to remove oil content in the effluent.  Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and Zero discharge will be adopted. Rain water harvesting structure will be constructed.

 

             Char from DRI process will be used in AFBC boiler as fuel.  Dust from air pollution control devices (APCD) will be partly used land and/or abandoned mines filling. Slag from Induction Furnace will be used for road making and land filling.  Bottom ash will be used for low land filling. Fly ash from AFBC power plant will be sold to fly ash brick manufacturers and cement grinding units.  Waste oil and used batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers/re-processors. Out of 27.52 acres, green belt will be developed in 9.0 acres. Power requirement will be sourced from captive power plant.  DG sets will be installed.

 

The Committee deliberated upon the issues raised during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting conducted by the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board on 28th August, 2010. The main issues raised in the public hearing meeting were developing of local area, providing employment, pollution control, and Medical camps etc.

 

            After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the proposal for environmental clearance subject to stipulation of following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

1.    Compliance to all the specific and general conditions stipulated for the existing plant by the Central/State Government shall be ensured and regular reports submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal.

 

2.    On-line ambient air quality monitoring and continuous stack monitoring facilities for all the stacks should be provided and sufficient air pollution control devices viz. Electrostatic precipitator (ESP), and bag filters etc. shall be provided to keep the emission levels below 50 mg/Nm3 by installing energy efficient technology.

                                               

3.    The National Ambient Air Quality Standards issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. No. 826(E) dated 16th November, 2009 should be followed.

 

4.    Gaseous emission levels including secondary fugitive emissions from all the sources should be controlled within the latest permissible limits issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. 414(E) dated 30th May, 2008 and regularly monitored. Guidelines / Code of Practice issued by the CPCB should be followed.

 

5.    Dust suppression system and bag filters shall be installed to control the fugitive dust emissions at conveyor and transfer points, product handling, loading and unloading points.

 

6.    Hot gases from the DRI kiln shall be passed through Dust Settling Chamber (DSC) to remove coarse solids and After Burning Chamber (ABC) to burn CO completely and used in waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB).  The gas then shall be cleaned in ESP before dispersion out into the atmosphere through ID fan and stack. ESP shall be installed to control the particulate emissions from the WHRB.

 

7.    Total water requirement after expansion shall not exceed 835 m3/ day. The water consumption shall not exceed as per the standard prescribed for the steel plants. Water storage reservoir capacity should be increased with a minimum capacity for 2 months.

 

8.    Efforts shall further be made to use maximum water from the rain water harvesting sources.  Use of air cooled condensers shall be explored and closed circuit cooling system shall be provided to reduce water consumption and water requirement shall be modified accordingly. All the effluent should be treated and used for ash handling, dust suppression and green belt development.  No effluent shall be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge shall be adopted. Sanitary sewage should be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.

 

9.    All the char from DRI plant shall be utilized in AFBC boiler of power plant and no char shall be disposed off anywhere else. AFBC boiler shall be installed simultaneously along with the DRI plant to ensure full utilization of char from the beginning.  

 

10.  Proper utilization of fly ash shall be ensured as per Fly Ash Notification, 1999 and subsequent amendment in 2003 and 2010. All the fly ash should be provided to cement and brick manufacturers for further utilization and Memorandum of Understanding should be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal.

 

  1. Risk and Disaster Management Plan along with the mitigation measures should be prepared and a copy submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal, SPCB and CPCB within 3 months of issue of environment clearance letter.

 

12.  As proposed, green belt shall be developed in 33 % of plant area. Selection of plant species shall be as per the CPCB guidelines in consultation with the DFO.

 

13.  All the recommendations made in the Charter on Corporate Responsibility for Environment Protection (CREP) for the Steel Plants should be implemented.

 

14.  All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 28th August, 2010 shall be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same shall be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal.

                                                   

15.  At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal. Implementation of such program should be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

 

Any Other Items

 

18.2.14    Proposed expansion (14,400 MT/month to 20, 800 MT/month) of existing Low Ash Metallurgical Coke manufacturing Unit at R.S. No. 5, Plot No. 1, Village Khiri, Tal Jodia, District Jamnagar, Gujarat by M/s Global Coke Limited - regarding Reconsideration

 

Proposal of M/s Global Coke Limited for expansion (14,400 MT/month to 20, 800 MT/month) of existing Low Ash Metallurgical Coke manufacturing Unit at R.S. No. 5, Plot No. 1, Village Khiri, Tal Jodia, District Jamnagar, Gujarat was considered and discussed in the 13th Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) meeting held during 26th – 28th August, 2010.  The Committee after detailed deliberations sought the following additional information for reconsideration of the project:

 

1.    An authenticated map from the Chief Wild Life Warden, Government of Gujarat indicating the location of the plant, marine national park and Khijadia Bird Sanctuary along with his comments/ recommendations on the project.

2.    A copy of the application submitted to the National Board for Wildlife for obtaining clearance under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972

3.    Photograph of the existing plant area.

4.     Existing stack emission data and prediction for the emission shall include 12 MW CPP to be installed in future.

5.    Data on Arsenic and Fluoride in the ground water.

6.    Data on the noise level at the work zone.

7.    Plan for phasing out of Coke Oven Battery

8.    Explore the possibility of dry quenching.

9.    Detailed management plan for pollution control.

10.  Plan for green belt in 33 % of the plant area.

11.  Details regarding Occupational Health surveillance programme.

12.  Detailed Action Plan for CSR activity.

 

The information sought was furnished by the project proponent to MoEF vide their letter dated 15.12.2010 and the PP also made a presentation before the Committee. The information submitted/presented is as follows

 

1.    Letter from Chief Conservator of Forests, Marine National Park, Jamnagar addressed to the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Gujarat is submitted, which says that the project will have no impact on Marine National park and Khijadaia Bird sanctuary. Distance of Marine sanctuary and Khijadia Bird sanctuary are 3.9 km and 6.0 km respectively from the project site. An authenticated map in this regard is also enclosed.

2.    A copy of the application dated 22.09.2010 submitted to National Board for Wildlife is submitted.

3.    Photographs of the existing plant area are submitted.

4.    Existing stack emission data show that the values are within the permissible limits and air quality modeling for the emission including 12 MW CPP to be installed in future is submitted.

5.    The analysis reports for Arsenic and Fluoride concentration in the ground water show that their concentration is < 0.01 ppm and 0.1 ppm respectively i.e. within permissible limits.

6.    Data on the noise level at the work zone show that the values varied from 45.6 to 74.1 dB (A)

7.    The plan for phasing out the coke oven battery is that Battery 1 - by December 2011, Battery 3 & 4 - by June 2012 and Battery 2 - by December 2012.

8.    Justification for non feasibility of dry quenching is submitted

9.    Detailed management plan for pollution control is submitted

10.  Plan for developing green belt in 33 % of the plant area is submitted

11.  Details regarding Occupational Health surveillance programme are submitted.

12.  Detailed Action Plan for CSR activity is submitted. The Committee noted that cost towards green belt development and pollution control will not be a part of CSR activities.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the proposal for environmental clearance subject to stipulation of following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

1.    Compliance to all the specific and general conditions stipulated for the existing plant by the Central/State Government shall be ensured and regular reports submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal.

 

  1. Efforts shall be made to reduce RSPM levels in the ambient air and a time bound action plan shall be submitted. On-line ambient air quality monitoring and continuous stack monitoring facilities for all the stacks shall be provided.

 

  1. Stack monitoring facilities for all the major stacks and adequate air pollution control systems viz. dust catchers or cyclones, Multi stage scrubber, bag filters etc. to control particulate emissions within the prescribed limits from coke oven shall be provided. Carbon mono-oxide (CO) shall also be monitored along with other parameters and standards notified under E (P) Act shall be followed.  The reports shall be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at the Bhopal, CPCB and SPCB.

 

  1. Multi stage scrubber shall be installed to control gaseous and dust emission from the coke oven stack.  Measures shall be taken to prevent leakages from the coke oven plant.

 

  1. The prescribed emission standards for coke oven plants, as notified vide notification no. GSR 46 (E) dated 3rd February, 2006 and subsequently amended shall be complied with. 

 

  1. In-plant control measures like bag filters, de-dusting and dust suppression system shall be provided to control fugitive emissions from all the vulnerable sources.  Dust extraction and suppression system shall be provided at all the transfer points, coal handling plant and coke sorting plant of coke oven plant.  Bag filters shall be provided to hoods and dust collectors to coal and coke handling to control dust emissions. Water sprinkling system shall be provided to control secondary fugitive dust emissions generated during screening, loading, unloading, handling and storage of raw materials etc.

 

  1. Secondary fugitive emissions shall be controlled within the prescribed limits, regularly monitored and records maintained. Guidelines / Code of Practice issued by the CPCB in this regard shall be followed.

 

  1. Vehicular pollution due to transportation of raw material and finished product shall be controlled.  Proper arrangements shall also be made to control dust emissions during loading and unloading of the raw material and finished product. Efforts shall also be made to reduce impact of the transport of the raw materials and end products on the surrounding environment including agricultural land. All the raw materials including fly ash shall be transported in the closed containers only and shall not be overloaded. Vehicular emissions shall be regularly monitored and records kept.

 

  1. Total requirement of the water from ground shall not exceed 78 m3/d. All the treated wastewater shall be recycled for dust suppression and green belt development. Domestic wastewater shall be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit and used for green belt development. Zero effluent discharge shall be strictly followed and no wastewater shall be discharged outside the premises.

 

10.  Efforts shall be made to make use of rain water harvested. If needed, capacity of the reservoir shall be enhanced to meet the maximum water requirement. Only balance water requirement shall be met from other sources.

 

  1. Waste from the hard coke unit, shall be provided to the briquette manufacturing units. Coal and coke fines shall be recycled and reused in the process.  All the blast furnace (BF) slag shall be granulated and provided to cement manufacturers for further utilization. The bag filter dust shall be used for land filling. The waste oil shall be properly disposed off as per the Hazardous Waste (Management, Handling, Handling and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2008.

 

  1. As proposed, green belt shall be developed in 33% of plant area within and around the project site to mitigate the impact of fugitive emissions as per the CPCB guidelines in consultation with local DFO.

 

  1. The recommendations made in the Charter on Corporate Responsibility for Environment Protection (CREP) for the Coke Oven Plants shall be implemented.

 

  1. Risk and Disaster Management Plan along with the mitigation measures shall be prepared and a copy submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal, SPCB and CPCB within 3 months of issue of environment clearance letter.

 

15.  All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 9th April, 2010 shall be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same shall be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal.

 

16.  At least 5 % of the total cost of the project shall be earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar. Implementation of such program should be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.           

 

17.  The company shall provide housing for construction labour within the site with all necessary infrastructure and facilities such as fuel for cooking, mobile toilets, mobile STP, safe drinking water, medical health care, crèche etc. The housing may be in the form of temporary structures to be removed after the completion of the project.

 

 

18.2.15    Steel Plant, Induction Furnace, Billets/Ingots, Rolling Mill along with CPP at Village Ravulapally, Mandal Pargi District Ranga Reddy in Andhra Pradesh by M/s  T.M. Ispat (India) Limited - regarding Reconsideration

      

Proposal of M/s T.M. Ispat (India) Ltd. for Steel Plant [Sponge Iron Plant (2,16,000 TPA), Induction Furnace (Ingots / Billets, 2,59,200 TPA), Rolling Mill (2,88,000 TPA, M.S. structures/bars)] along with Captive Power Plant (24 MW) at Sy. No. 7, 8, 13 & 72 Village Ravulapally, Mandal Pargi, District Ranga Reddy, Andhra Pradesh was considered and discussed in the 11th, 13th and 17th Meeting of Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry).

 

In the 17th EAC-1 meeting, the Committee noted that there was no response from the Member Secretary, APPCB w.r.t the minutes of the Public Hearing and the Committee recommended that the Project Proponent shall obtain a certificate/undertaking from the gram panchayat regarding how many of the people who opposed the project are within and out of 5 km radius of the project site.

 

The Member Secretary, APPCB vide his letter dated 14.12.2010 informed MoEF that APPCB conducted the public hearing of M/s T.M Ispat (India) Ltd. on 26.02.2010 at the project site as per the procedure prescribed in the EIA Notification, 2006. The minutes of the public hearing along with the video CD, 61 representations received from public and news items were forwarded to MoEF. Total 7 industries exist around the project site (2.71 km to 10.75 km) of M/s T.M. Ispat (India) Ltd., the details of which were enclosed.

 

            The Project Proponent vide his letter dated 5th January, 2011 submitted a letter from gram panchayat to MoEF. The Gram Panchayat and village Secretary Certified that 44 Persons who reside in 5 KM radius, have favoured the project and 60 persons residing more than 5 to 10 KM radius have opposed the project. The details of above persons are enclosed.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the proposal for environmental clearance subject to stipulation of following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

1.    On-line ambient air quality monitoring and continuous stack monitoring facilities for all the stacks should be provided and sufficient air pollution control devices viz. Electrostatic precipitator (ESP), and bag filters etc. shall be provided to keep the emission levels below 50 mg/Nm3 by installing energy efficient technology.

                                               

2.    The National Ambient Air Quality Standards issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. No. 826(E) dated 16th November, 2009 should be followed.

 

3.    Gaseous emission levels including secondary fugitive emissions from all the sources should be controlled within the latest permissible limits issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. 414(E) dated 30th May, 2008 and regularly monitored. Guidelines / Code of Practice issued by the CPCB should be followed.

 

4.    Dust suppression system and bag filters shall be installed to control the fugitive dust emissions at conveyor and transfer points, product handling, loading and unloading points.

 

5.    Hot gases from the DRI kiln shall be passed through Dust Settling Chamber (DSC) to remove coarse solids and After Burning Chamber (ABC) to burn CO completely and used in waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB).  The gas then shall be cleaned in ESP before dispersion out into the atmosphere through ID fan and stack. ESP shall be installed to control the particulate emissions from the WHRB.

 

6.    Total water requirement after expansion shall not exceed 630 m3/day. The water consumption shall not exceed as per the standard prescribed for the sponge iron plants. Water storage reservoir capacity should be increased with a minimum capacity for 2 months.

 

7.    Efforts shall further be made to use maximum water from the rain water harvesting sources.  Use of air cooled condensers shall be explored and closed circuit cooling system shall be provided to reduce water consumption and water requirement shall be modified accordingly. All the effluent should be treated and used for ash handling, dust suppression and green belt development.  No effluent shall be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge shall be adopted. Sanitary sewage should be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.

 

8.    All the char from DRI plant shall be utilized in AFBC boiler of power plant and no char shall be disposed off anywhere else. AFBC boiler shall be installed simultaneously along with the DRI plant to ensure full utilization of char from the beginning.  

 

9.    Proper utilization of fly ash shall be ensured as per Fly Ash Notification, 1999 and subsequent amendment in 2003 and 2010. All the fly ash should be provided to cement and brick manufacturers for further utilization and Memorandum of Understanding should be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore.

 

  1. Risk and Disaster Management Plan along with the mitigation measures should be prepared and a copy submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore, SPCB and CPCB within 3 months of issue of environment clearance letter.

 

11.  As proposed, green belt shall be developed in 33 % of plant area. Selection of plant species shall be as per the CPCB guidelines in consultation with the DFO.

 

12.  All the recommendations made in the Charter on Corporate Responsibility for Environment Protection (CREP) for the Sponge Iron Plants should be implemented.

 

13.  All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 26th February, 2010 shall be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same shall be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore.

                                                   

14.  At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore. Implementation of such program should be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

 

18.2.16    Steel Plant at Sy. No. 144 & 168, Village Haraginadoni, Taluk & District Bellary in Karnataka by M/s Raghvendra Steels & Power (Pvt.) Limited - regarding Reconsideration

 

Proposal of M/s Raghvendra Steels & Power (Pvt.) Limited for Steel Plant at Sy. No. 144 & 168, Village Haraginadoni, Taluk & District Bellary in Karnataka was considered and discussed in the 17th Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) meeting held during 13th – 14th December, 2010 The Committee after detailed deliberations sought the following additional information for reconsideration of the project:

 

           i.          A copy of revised layout plan showing an average width of 20 m of green belt all around the plant

 

          ii.          Provision of 2 months storage capacity for rain water harvesting

 

         iii.          A copy of Coal linkage document

 

        iv.          A copy of geo-hydrology study report

 

         v.          A certificate from NMDC regarding raw material analysis which shall be redone

 

        vi.          A management plan for de-fluoridation due to availability of fluoride in the ground water and measures for supply of drinking water.

 

The information sought was furnished by the project proponent to MoEF vide their letter dated 06.01.2011 and the PP also made a presentation before the Committee. The information submitted/presented is as follows

 

       i.             A copy of the revised lay-out showing average 20 m width of greenbelt all round the plant is submitted.

 

      ii.             Rain Water Harvesting measures will be taken up as following.

 

Rainwater harvesting structures will be constructed to harvest the run-off water from roof tops by laying a separate storm water drainage system for recharging of ground water. Rain harvesting will be taken-up in consultation with the State Ground Water Board.

 

Water recharge by RWH

 

Total roof top area that can contribute to Harvesting                    :  5.0 acres (20,240 m2)

Annual Rainfall                                                                               :  750 mm (0.75 m)

                                                                                                       

Total volume of Rain water to be conserved                                 : 15,180 m3

 

A water reservoir of size 60m x 50 m x 5 m will be provided to store harvested rain water. The reservoir will have a storage capacity for 2 months of the plant water requirement. This water conserved will be reused into the plant operations.

 

     iii.             Usage of imported coal is also envisaged in the proposed plant.  MOU signed with M/s. S. S. Associates, Hyderabad for supply of imported coal is enclosed.

 

     iv.             A copy of the Geo-hydrology Report is enclosed.

 

      v.             The Analysis of Raw materials to be used in the proposed plant is enclosed.

 

     vi.             The Fluoride content in the ground water at the site is 0.6 ppm, which is less than BIS: 10500 standard of 1 ppm & 1.5 ppm.  No defluoridation measures will be required for water at the proposed site.  Fluoride content at Hannehalli (9 Kms from the site) and Tumati village (5.5 Kms. From the site) are 1.2 ppm & 1.3 ppm respectively which is also within the upper limit of 1.5 ppm. Hence the water is potable (i.e can be used for drinking purpose). The Fluoride content in the ground water at the site will be regularly monitored.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the proposal for environmental clearance subject to stipulation of following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

1.    On-line ambient air quality monitoring and continuous stack monitoring facilities for all the stacks should be provided and sufficient air pollution control devices viz. Electrostatic precipitator (ESP), and bag filters etc. shall be provided to keep the emission levels below 50 mg/Nm3 by installing energy efficient technology.

                                               

2.    The National Ambient Air Quality Standards issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. No. 826(E) dated 16th November, 2009 should be followed.

 

3.    Gaseous emission levels including secondary fugitive emissions from all the sources should be controlled within the latest permissible limits issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. 414(E) dated 30th May, 2008 and regularly monitored. Guidelines / Code of Practice issued by the CPCB should be followed.

 

4.    Dust suppression system and bag filters shall be installed to control the fugitive dust emissions at conveyor and transfer points, product handling, loading and unloading points.

 

5.    Hot gases from the DRI kiln shall be passed through Dust Settling Chamber (DSC) to remove coarse solids and After Burning Chamber (ABC) to burn CO completely and used in waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB).  The gas then shall be cleaned in ESP before dispersion out into the atmosphere through ID fan and stack. ESP shall be installed to control the particulate emissions from the WHRB.

 

6.    Total water requirement after expansion shall not exceed 260 m3/day. The water consumption shall not exceed as per the standard prescribed for the sponge iron plants. Water storage reservoir capacity should be increased with a minimum capacity for 2 months.

 

7.    Efforts shall further be made to use maximum water from the rain water harvesting sources.  Use of air cooled condensers shall be explored and closed circuit cooling system shall be provided to reduce water consumption and water requirement shall be modified accordingly. All the effluent should be treated and used for ash handling, dust suppression and green belt development.  No effluent shall be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge shall be adopted. Sanitary sewage should be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.

 

8.    All the char from DRI plant shall be utilized in AFBC boiler of power plant and no char shall be disposed off anywhere else. AFBC boiler shall be installed simultaneously along with the DRI plant to ensure full utilization of char from the beginning.  

 

9.    Proper utilization of fly ash shall be ensured as per Fly Ash Notification, 1999 and subsequent amendment in 2003 and 2010. All the fly ash should be provided to cement and brick manufacturers for further utilization and Memorandum of Understanding should be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore.

 

  1. Risk and Disaster Management Plan along with the mitigation measures should be prepared and a copy submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore, SPCB and CPCB within 3 months of issue of environment clearance letter.

 

11.  As proposed, green belt shall be developed in 33 % of plant area. Selection of plant species shall be as per the CPCB guidelines in consultation with the DFO.

 

12.  All the recommendations made in the Charter on Corporate Responsibility for Environment Protection (CREP) for the Sponge Iron Plants should be implemented.

 

13.  All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 13th April, 2010 shall be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same shall be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore.

                                                   

14.  At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore. Implementation of such program should be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

 

18.2.17    Cement Plant (Clinker 1.50 MTPA; OPC/PPC 2.25 MTPA) along with Coal  based Captive Thermal Power Plant (1x20 MW) at Village Amilia, Taluka Maihar, District Satna in Madhya Pradesh by M/s KJS Cement Pvt. Limited- regarding amendment in  environmental clearance

 

Environmental Clearance to M/s KJS Cement Pvt. Limited was accorded vide MoEF letter No. J-11011/607/2008-IA II(I) dated 26th November, 2009 for the Cement Plant (Clinker 1.50 MTPA; OPC/PPC 2.25 MTPA) along with Coal  based Captive Thermal Power Plant (1x20 MW) at Village Amilia, Taluka Maihar, District Satna in Madhya Pradesh.

 

The project proponent vide their letter dated 13.08.2010 requested MoEF for an amendment in the above EC for the following:

·         Increase in the CPP capacity from 20 to 27 MW

·         Usage of ground water if required

·         Railway siding for transportation of raw materials and product.

 

The reasoning for seeking amendment is that, to meet the in-house power requirement the capacity of CPP needs to be increased from 20 MW to 27 MW. Power estimation done by M/s Holtec Consulting Pvt. Ltd. is enclosed. The coal requirement will increase from 600 TPD to 833 TPD and the water consumption will remain same. NOC was received from CGWA, New Delhi fro withdrawal of 1,400 KLD of ground water. Railway siding is being envisaged to minimize the road traffic and vehicular emission. Ministry of Railways have granted rail transportation clearance.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the proposal for amendment in environmental clearance subject to stipulation of following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

1.    A MoU for coal linkage shall be submitted

 

2.    Predictions of SOx and NOx due to the increase in CPP capacity shall be submitted

 

3.    A Maximum of 300 KLD of Ground Water shall be used only for drinking water purpose

 

 

18.2.18    Mini Integrated Steel Plant along with Captive Power Plant (20 MW) at Village Jajarakal, Mandal D. Hiralal, District Anathapur in Andhra Pradesh by M/s Eco Steel India Ltd. - regarding amendment in environmental clearance

 

Environmental Clearance to M/s Eco Steel India Ltd. was accorded vide MoEF letter No. J-11011/367/2008-IA II(I) dated 23rd December, 2008 for Steel Plant at Jajarkallu village, D.Hirehal Mandal, Ananthpur District, Andhra Pradesh. 

 

The following are the plant configurations, for which Environmental Clearance has been accorded. 

 

S.No.

PRODUCT

CAPACITY (TPA)

PHASE-I

CAPACITY (TPA)

PHASE-I

TOTAL CAPACITY (TPA)

1

Pellet plant

--

3,00.000

3,00,000

2

Sponge Iron 

45,000

2,85,000

3,15,000

3

M.S Billets

--

3,00,000

3,00,000

4

TMT Bars

--

3,00,000

3,00,000

5

Power generation

(WHRB)

10 MW

--

10 MW

(FBC)

10 MW

--

10 MW

 

The project proponent vide their letter dated 12.11.2010 informed MoEF that, for more viability of the project, the following change of plant configuration is envisaged and necessary amendment in this regard is requested. Total production capacity of the plant will not change. Only the plant configuration will change.

 

 

S.NO

PRODUCT

EC ACCORDED BY MOEF

PROPOSED AMENDMENT

JUSTIFICATION FOR AMENDMENT

1

Pellet plant

3,00,000 TPA

--

No change

2

Sponge Iron 

3,15,000 TPA

(2 x 50 & 6 x 100 Sponge iron kilns with pre-heating technology)

3,15,000 TPA

(9 x 100 & 1 X150 Sponge iron kilns with conventional)

EC for sponge iron production was obtained for preheating technology. After thorough examination, and after observing the DRI plant  technology, it is found unviable. Hence, it is requested to kindly permit for sponge iron with conventional technology with following configuration.

 

9X100 TPD + 1x150 TPD

 Total production capacity remain same as 3,15,000 TPA (1,050 TPD) 

3

M.S Billets

3,00,000 TPA

(4x25 MT Induction furnaces)

3,00,000 TPA

(6x20 MT Induction furnaces)

 EC was obtained for MS Billets production with 4X25 MT capacity Induction Furnaces. After thorough examination, it is found that 20 MT furnace is technically & economically more viable compared to 25 MT furnace. Hence, it is requested  to kindly permit for MS Billets with 6X20 MT Induction Furnaces instead of 4x25 MT. The total production remains same.

4

TMT Bars

3,00,000 TPA

3,00,000 TPA

TMT Bars/ Structural steel

It is requested to kindly permit to produce Structural steel also along with TMT bars. There will be no change in the process.

5

Power generation

WHRB

10 MW

21 MW

(18+3 = 21 MW)

With 9X100 TPD & 1x150 TPD sponge iron kilns we can produce 9X2 MW + 1x3 MW=21 MW.

 

This will help in complete utilization of the waste flue gases from the DRI kilns to produce power.

FBC

10 MW

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No Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a result of the above,  

 

ü  Increase of Project cost will be from Rs.291.63 crores to Rs. 655.0 crores.

ü  Increase of land from 75 acres to 112.14 acres.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the proposal for amendment in environmental clearance subject to stipulation of following additional conditions:

 

1.    At least 5 % of the total cost of the project (increased cost after amendment) should be earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore. Implementation of such program should be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

18.2.19    Integrated Steel Plant (1.75 MTPA) at Village Naharpali, tehsil Kharsia, District Raigarh in Chhattisgarh by M/s Monnet Ispat and Energy Limited - regarding amendment in environmental clearance

 

Environmental Clearance to M/s Monnet Ispat and Energy Ltd. was accorded vide MoEF letter No. J-11011/196/2007-IA II(I) dated 26th December, 2007 for Integrated Steel Plant (1.75 MTPA) at Village Naharpali, tehsil Kharsia, District Raigarh in Chhattisgarh. 

 

The project proponent vide their letter dated 31.12.2010 informed MoEF that, they had inadvertently forgot to include the Oxygen plant which is a pre-requisite for the operation of blast furnace, while submitting the proposal for EC for Integrated Steel Plant (1.75 MTPA) to MoEF. Hence, an amendment in EC so as to include 400 TPD Oxygen plant is requested. There will not be any increase in the pollution level due installation of the Oxygen plant. A note in this regard is enclosed.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee noted that there would be no increase in pollution load and recommended the proposal for amendment in environmental clearance subject to stipulation of following additional conditions:

 

1.    At least 5 % of the total cost of the project (increased cost after amendment) should be earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal. Implementation of such program should be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

 

 

Proposals for TORs

 

18.2.20    Proposed  expansion through forward integration of the steel Plant for Production of 1.5 MTPA capacity iron ore Beneficiation plant, 80,000 TPA capacity Induction Furnace , 78,000 TPA capacity  Continuos Casting Machine and  75,000 TPA  capacity Rolling Mill. at Sy. No. 12, 14, 23, Hire Kasinkandi Village, Koppal Taluq & District, Karnataka by M/s HRG Alloys & Steel Pvt. Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s B.S Envi Tech(p)Ltd. Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft TORs for preparation of EIA/EMP.  All the Steel Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgical Industries and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s HRG Alloys & Steel Pvt. Limited have proposed for expansion through forward integration of the steel Plant for Production of 1.5 MTPA capacity iron ore Beneficiation plant, 80,000 TPA capacity Induction Furnace , 78,000 TPA capacity  Continuos Casting Machine and  75,000 TPA  capacity Rolling Mill. at Sy. No. 12, 14, 23, Hire Kasinkandi Village, Koppal Taluq & District, Karnataka. Environmental clearance for the steel plant (Pellet Plant-1.2 MTPA, Sponge Iron Plant-0.21 MTPA and CPP-25 MW) was obtained in September 2010. The proposed expansion is a forward integration of the earlier approved project and is proposed to come up in the same premises of 34.60 Ha and Green belt is proposed in 14.72 ha. The project cost for proposed expansion is Rs 56.0 Crores and Rs 6.0 crores would be earmarked for Environmental Protection Measures.

 

The manufacturing process consists of the following:

 

Ore Washing plant:  The ore from the captive mine is washed with water to remove impurities and mud.

The washed ore is used in the pelletization plant.

 

Induction Furnace: The sponge iron and Scrap are melted in the crucible and Billets are formed

 

Continuous Casting Machine (CCM): The molten metal from crucible is led to CCM where billets are cast.

 

Rolling Mill: The billets are reheated in the furnace and the construction steel is drawn out of the rolling mill.

 

The major raw material for the Beneficiation plant is Iron ore which will be sourced from captive mines.

 

The additional water requirement of 2,500 KLD will be sourced from Tungabhadra backwaters and have applied to the state government for the approval. No waste water will be generated from process.

 

The tailings generated in the process will be disposed into the low-lying areas.

 

            Noise will be controlled by attenuation at source. Power initially will be drawn from the state grid till captive power plant is commissioned. Thereafter, the project will have surplus power and part of it will be supplied to the state grid

 

 The Committee prescribed the following TORs for undertaking detailed EIA/EMP study:

 

1.    Executive summary of the project.

2.    Photographs of the existing and proposed plant area.

3.    Compliance to the conditions stipulated for existing capacity in the environmental clearance and/or NOC obtained from the SPCB.

4.    A line diagram/flow sheet for the process and EMP

5.    Coal linkage documents

6.    Proposal should be submitted to the Ministry for environment clearance only after acquiring total land. Necessary documents indicating acquisition of land should be included.

7.    A site location map on Indian map of 1:10, 00,000 scale followed by 1:50,000/1:25,000 scale on an A3/A2 sheet with at least next 10 Kms of terrains i.e. circle of 10 kms and further 10 kms on A3/A2 sheets with proper longitude/latitude/heights with min. 100/200 m. contours should be included. 3-D view i.e. DEM (Digital Elevation Model) for the area in 10 km radius from the proposal site.

8.    Present land use should be prepared based on satellite imagery. High-resolution satellite image data having 1m-5m spatial resolution like quickbird, Ikonos, IRS P-6 pan sharpened etc. for the 10Km radius area from proposed site. The same should be used for land used/land-cover mapping of the area.

9.    Location of national parks / wildlife sanctuary / reserve forests within 10 km. radius should specifically be mentioned. A map showing landuse/landcover, reserved forests, wildlife sanctuaries, national parks, tiger reserve etc in 10 km of the project site.

10.  A list of industries within 10 km radius of the plant area.

11.  Details and classification of total land (identified and acquired) should be included.

12.  Project site layout plan showing raw materials and other storage plans, bore well or water storage, aquifers (within 1 km.) dumping, waste disposal, green areas, water bodies, rivers/drainage passing through the project site should be included.

13.  List of raw material required and source along with mode of transportation should be included. All the trucks for raw material and finished product transportation must be “Environmentally Compliant”.

14.  Quantification & Characterization of solid /hazardous waste & its action plan for management should be included.

15.  Mass balance for the raw material and products should be included.

16.  Site-specific micro-meteorological data using temperature, relative humidity, hourly wind speed and direction and rainfall is necessary.

17.  Ambient air quality at 8 locations within the study area of 10 km., aerial coverage from project site with one AAQMS in downwind direction should be carried out.

18.  The suspended particulate matter present in the ambient air must be analyzed for the presence of poly-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), i.e. Benzene soluble fraction. Chemical characterization of RSPM and incorporating of RSPM data.

19.  Determination of atmospheric inversion level at the project site and assessment of ground level concentration of pollutants from the stack emission based on site-specific meteorological features.

20.  Ambient air quality as per National Ambient Air Quality Emission Standards issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. No. 826(E) dated 16th November, 2009 should be included.

21.  Air Quality Impact Predication Modelling based on ISCST-3 or the latest models.