MINUTES

 

          The Minutes of the 84th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee for Building Construction Projects, Coastal Regulation Zone, Infrastructure Development and Miscellaneous projects held on 27th – 29th January, 2010 at Conference Hall, at Van Vigyan Bhawan, Sector – V, R.K. Puram, New Delhi.

 

1.       Welcome by Chairman

 

          The Chairman welcomed the members to the 84th meeting of the EAC. He informed the Members that the minutes of the site visits undertaken by the sub-groups of the EAC shall be finalized during the meeting.

 

          The Member Secretary informed that from this meeting onwards, all the Building/Construction Projects and Industrial Estates Projects shall be considered by this Expert Appraisal Committee, as the tenure of the Building/Construction Projects Committee was over on 31st December, 2009.  The construction projects were listed accordingly.

 

          The Member Secretary placed two Office Memorandums dated 13.01.2010 and 18.01.2010 issued by the Ministry on consideration of projects for Environmental Clearance based on Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index (CEPI) study carried out by CPCB in association with I.I.T., Delhi, wherein a list of 88 industrial clusters / areas across the country have been identified, which were considered critical and severally polluted and Ministry has imposed temporary restrictions on the consideration of developmental projects in such industrial clusters/areas.  The ongoing project proposals for these areas will be considered according to the directions.

         

          The second memorandum was regarding the amendment of EIA Notification, 2006 issued vide S.O. 3067 (E), dated 1st December, 2009 – implementation thereof, in which it was reiterated that the applications for obtaining TOR / Environmental Clearance should be submitted in the revised format only (revised form); and in respect of the cases already submitted, which were in pipeline, awaiting final decision, the project proponent should either submit supplementary information providing on the additional points which have been incorporated in the revised application form or submit information in the revised format afresh. 

 

          The Member Secretary also informed that the Ministry had initiated a process of accreditation / registration of EIA Consultants through Quality Council of India and requested that EIA Consultants should be informed about the scheme during the meeting of EAC and also the name of each respective consultant in all cases may be included in the EAC minutes, to enable the QCI to collect information from the Ministry’s website to have further communications regarding registration and accreditation.

 

          The Committee was also informed about the action taken on the decisions of the 83rd meeting held on 21st – 23rd December, 2009 in Mumbai. He further briefed the Committee regarding various agenda items.

 

2.      Confirmation of the Minutes of the 76th Meeting of the EAC (New Construction and Industrial Estate Projects) held on 20th November, 2009 at New Delhi and 83rd Meeting of the EAC held on 21st - 23rd December, 2009 at Mumbai.

 

          Minutes of the 76th Meeting of the EAC (New Construction and Industrial Estate Projects) held on 20th November, 2009 at New Delhi and 83rd Meeting of the EAC (CRZ, Infrastructure and Miscellaneous Projects) held on 21st - 23rd December, 2009 at Mumbai were confirmed with the following corrections.

 

Page No.6 – Item No. 3.3:

 

(i)    10th line from the bottom:  “project read is simply” – it should be read as “project road is simply”.

 

Page No.8 – Item No. 4.1:

 

(i)   1st paragraph:  The dredged depth in front of the present jetty is -12.00CD. In order to accommodate 60,000 DWT ship of loaded draft of 12.5 the minimum dredged requirement will be 13.5 m CD. The capital dredging in front of the existing and new jetty is considered as 600 m long x 90 m wide x13.5 m depth taking into consideration of the supermax vessels having width and 12,5 loaded draft.” – it should be read as “The dredged depth in front of the present jetty is -12.00 m CD. In order to accommodate 60,000 DWT ship of loaded draft of 12.5 m. the minimum dredged requirement will be - 13.5 m CD. The capital dredging in front of the existing and new jetty is considered as 600 m long x 90 m wide x13.5 m depth taking into consideration of the supermax vessels having width and 12.5 m. loaded draft.”.

 

Page No.14 – Item No.4.5:

 

(i)       In the point no. (iii):  Submit an undertaking regarding the mitigative measures required and details of during operation through HODP study prior to putting up production of new wells– it should be read as “Submit an undertaking regarding the mitigative measures required and details of during operation through HAZOP study prior to putting up production of new wells.

 

Page No.28 – Item No.4.19:

 

(i)       In the point no. (iii):  Explore the possibility of utilizing sand for IOC which is about 7 km, instead of disposing it into 20 km designated site– it should be read as “Explore the possibility of utilizing sand for IOC reclamation area, which is about 7 km, instead of disposing it into 20 km in the offshore designated site”.

 

Page No.33 – Item No.5.4:

 

(i)       At the last sentence of 3rd paragraph:  The width of the approach channel as per the report is 200 m with a dredged depth of -20.2 m below CD and manoeuvring area is -19.3 m below CD” – it should be read as “The width of the approach channel as per the report is 200 m with a dredged depth of -20.2 m CD and manoeuvring area is -19.3 m CD”.

 

3.      Consideration of Old Projects:

 

3.1    Development of SEZ for Pharmaceutical and Chemical manufacturing units at Sy. No. 215, 286/1, 286/2, 283/1 in Ch. Lakshmi Puram, 312/1 to 312/5, 312/10 to 312/12, 313/1 to 313/7 of Rajayyapeta, 19 (part), in Pedda Teernala, 117/1 to 117/3, 119/1, 119/2, 120/1, 120/2, 125, 126, 129/1 to 129/9, 138, 142, 150,215, N. Narasapuram Village, Nakkapalli Mandal, Visakhapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh by M/s. Hetero Infrastructure SEZ Ltd. (F.No.21-641/2007.IA.III)

 

As per the presentation made by the proponent, the project involves development of Pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities (SEZ) on a plot area of 138.4 ha. It is proposed to develop 17 plots, which includes 4 plots for which EC was earlier issued. The total built-up area is 1,12,942.50 Sq.m. The total water requirement is 1.644 MLD (source – YLBC Canal). The total effluent will be 1130.6 KLD (trade effluent – 1040.6 KLD and domestic effluent – 90 KLD). Treated waste water to be used for boilers – 290 KLD, AC cooling – 424 KLD and washings – 175 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 96 T/day. The power requirement is 10 MW. Total cost of the project is Rs. 126 Crores.

         

The proposal was put up for consideration in the 71st EAC meeting held on 3rd March, 2009 wherein the project proponent requested for postponement. On his request, the proposal was put up again for consideration in the 72nd EAC meeting held on 15th April, 2009. The EAC after examination called for additional information. The details submitted by the project proponent were taken up for discussion in the 75th meeting held on 6th – 7th October, 2009.  The EAC after examination called for additional information. The details submitted by the project proponent were taken up for discussion in this meeting. During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 Submit details of the co-ordinates of the site to verify about the location of the project with reference to Visakhapatnam which has been identified as Critically Polluted Area with a CEPI score of 70.82.

(ii)              The proposal includes a marine outfall. Necessary clearance under CRZ Notification, 1991 shall need to be obtained from MoEF after the recommendations from Andhra Pradesh Coastal Zone Management Authority. 

(iii)            Provision of truck parking and circulation within the SEZ complex shall be made as per the IRC guidelines. 

(iv)             Layout plan needs revision to follow the natural terrain / slope.  Revise and submit the layout plan based on the contours and drainage pattern. 

(v)                Submit Disaster Management Plan and Emergency Evacuation Plan both for natural and man-made disasters especially with reference to fire because of the storage area for solvents. 

(vi)             Necessary prior permission/NOC shall be obtained from Central Ground Water Board for drawing ground water.  A copy of the same shall be submitted to the Ministry.

(vii)           A garland drain shall be constructed to allow the outside drainage.

(viii)        The imported coal which is proposed to be used shall have sulphur content not exceeding 0.3 ppm so that the ground level concentration of sulphur di-oxide is kept under control as proposed.

 

          Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations (i) to (v) is to the satisfaction of the Committee, and observations (vi) to (viii) are incorporated in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.

 

3.2    Construction of ‘Gold & Diamond Park’ at KINFRA Hi-Tech park, Kalamassery Village, Thrikkakara North, Taluk Kanayannur, District Ernakulam, Kochi, Kerala by M/s. Aerens Gold Souk International Ltd. (F.No.21-378/2008-IA.III)

 

The project involves construction of a Gold & Diamond Park on a plot area of 1,32,836 Sq.m. (Processing Zone – 92,985 sq.m. + non-processing zone – 39,851 sq.m.). The total built-up area is 3,07,101.38 Sq.m. (Processing zone – 1,69,697.39 sq.m. + non-processing zone – 1,37,403.99 sq.m.). The total water requirement is 1324 KLD (for processing zone – 623 KLD and non-processing zone – 656 KLD).  Fresh water requirement is 582 KLD. The capacity of STP proposed is 1216 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets - 170 KLD, horticulture - 96 KLD, AC cooling - 372 KLD.  Total solid waste generation will be 2743 Kg/day (biodegradable waste – 2017 and non-bio-degradable waste – 726). The power requirement is 20 MVA.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 280.0 Crores.

 

The proposal was put up for consideration in the 75th meeting held on 6th – 7th October, 2009. The EAC after examination had called for additional information.

 

The details submitted by the project proponent were taken up for discussion in this meeting. During discussion, the following points emerged:

         

(i)                 Air quality monitoring shall be as per latest National Ambient Air Quality standards as notified by the Ministry on 16th November, 2009.

(ii)              Necessary compensatory afforestation shall be undertaken with the prior permission from Forest Department in lieu of cutting of 200 trees.

(iii)            Consider fire optic lighting for exhibition exhibits.

 

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

 

3.3    Construction of PhaEZ Park (SEZ) at village Haripura, Dhandhuka Taluka, District Ahmedabad, Gujarat by M/s. CPL Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. (F.No.21-389/2008-IA.III)

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for establishing the SEZ for Pharmaceutical industry. The TOR for the SEZ was approved and on that basis EIA was conducted by the Project proponent. The project proponent informed that residential accommodation is not proposed in the SEZ proposal and the workers and staff will travel by either their own vehicles or by buses. The proposal includes 40 parking spaces for trucks and 500 for Cars.  8% of land area has been reserved under as green belt in addition to area developed by individual plot holders.

 

The proposal was put up for consideration in the 74th meeting held on 22nd August, 2009. The EAC after examination had called for additional information.

 

The details submitted by the project proponent were taken up for discussion in this meeting. During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 Submit a copy of MoU proposed to be signed with the member units.

(ii)              More specific standards shall be incorporated in the MoU for energy conservation.

(iii)            Submit details of quality of waste water stream wise – (a) quality of waste water put into MEE, (b) quality of waste water put into RO System, (c) Quality of RO reject obtained with respect to BOD, COD and TDS.

(iv)             Scheme proposed to control fugitive emissions and VOCs from the MEE, if waste water contained BOD and COD as explained during the presentation.

(v)                Justify the treatment scheme with similar scheme followed by other industries.

(vi)             Submit Disaster Management Plan and Emergency Evacuation Plan both for natural and man-made disasters off site and on site. 

(vii)           Examine and submit details of parking, loading / unloading of trucks within the complex.

(viii)        The proposal indicates a gas based 50 MW captive power plant. A separate permission shall be obtained for the Power Plant from the competent authority as per EIA Notification, 2006.

(ix)            Centralize system for storage, treatment and disposal shall be made for hazardous wastes. 

 

          Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations (i) to (vii) is to the satisfaction of the Committee, and observations (viii) and (ix) are incorporated in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.

 

3.4    Construction of Group Housing at Survey No./Chalta No. 32, 32A, 32B, 32C, 33, 34, 35, 36 & 17 of P.T. Street No.94, St. Inez, Panaji, Goa by M/s. Magnum Construction (No.21-10/2009-IA.III)

 

As per the presentation made by the proponent, the project involves construction of Group Housing on a plot area of 12,985 Sq.m. The total built-up area is 35,235 Sq.m. (287 dwelling units). The total water requirement is 230 KLD. Total waste water generated – 166 KLD to be disposed into Municipal Sewer system.  Total solid waste generation will be 703 Kg/day. The power requirement is 1500 KW.  The total parking spaces proposed are for 526 ECS. Total cost of the project is Rs. 25 Crores.

         

          The proposal was put up for consideration in the 72nd EAC meeting held on 15th April, 2009. The EAC after examination had called for additional information.

 

          The details submitted by the project proponent were taken up for discussion in this meeting. During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 Necessary permission/NOC shall be obtained from Municipal Corporation for the disposal of sewage in the municipal sewer system. 

(ii)              Necessary permission/NOC shall be obtained from Central Ground Water Authority for drawal of ground water.

 

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

 

3.5    Construction of Technopark Phase-III (SEZ) at Kulathoor, Trivandrum, Kerala by M/s. Chief Executive Officer, Technopark, Trivendrum (F.No.21-21/2009.IA.III)

The project involves construction of “Technopark Phase-III) The total built-up area is 11.87 ha. (Basement + Ground floor + 11 floors). The total built-up area is 2,82,069 sq.mts. The total water requirement is 1125 KLD (Fresh water requirement is 425 KLD).  The capacity of STP proposed is 1125 MLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets - 700 KLD, horticulture - 297 KLD and HVAC – 270 KLD.  Total solid waste generation will be 3750 kg/day. The power requirement is 7.5 MVA. The total parking spaces proposed are for 3300 cars (basement - 1245; ground floor – 1170; open – 885) + 900 two wheelers and for 90 bus parking. Total cost of the project is Rs. 243.57 Crores.

 

The proposal was put up for consideration in the 74th meeting held on 22nd August, 2009. The EAC after examination had called for additional information.

 

The details submitted by the project proponent were taken up for discussion in this meeting. During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 Submit a copy of the layout plan incorporating complete details of all the three blocks instead of one block along with parking, circulation and landscape plan.

(ii)              Submit details of conservation of energy and use of energy from renewable sources for all the three blocks, which should include the total tonnage, connected load per sq.m., ECBC compliance and envelop requirement.

 

          Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations is to the satisfaction of the committee, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.

 

3.6    Construction of Group Housing ‘Choice Paradise’ at Sy. No. 1307/2, 1309/2, 1309/3, 1302/5, 1304/2, 1303/2 at Village Nadama, Taluka Kanayanur, Thripunithura, Kerala by M/s. Choice Construction Pvt. Ltd. (F.No.21-35/2009-IA.III)

 

The project involves construction of group housing on a plot area of 8,942.39 Sq.m. The total built-up area proposed is 29,692 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct 144 units (3 BR – 90 and 2 BR – 54). The total water requirement is 123 KLD (fresh water requirement is 98 KLD).  The capacity of STP proposed is 105 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets – 29 KLD, horticulture – 22.5 KLD, DG cooling – 2.3 KLD and recreational, car washing etc. – 22.2 KLD.  Total solid waste generation will be 371 Kg/day. The power requirement is 1630 KVA.  The total parking spaces proposed are for 252 ECS (Basement – 190 and Ground Floor – 62). Total cost of the project is Rs. 40 Crores.

 

The proposal was put up for consideration in the 75th meeting held on 6th – 7th October, 2009. The EAC after examination called for additional information. The details submitted by the project proponent were taken up for discussion in this meeting.

 

          During discussion, the project proponent clarified that they didn’t know the requirement of obtaining prior Environmental Clearance and started construction after obtaining building plan approval from the local authorities. They also submitted the photographs of the site along with an affidavit for not carrying out further work without obtaining Environmental Clearance. They also informed that the height of the building is 120 m., for which necessary clearance from Fire Department has been obtained by them.

 

          The Committee was not convinced with the above clarifications of the project proponent and recommended that the proposal cannot be appraised at this stage when the project is almost complete upto a height of 120 m.  It was informed that Ministry has fixed a height limit of 60.0 m., based on the recommendations of Expert Appraisal Committee because of non-availability of fire fighting facilities and infrastructure.

 

          The Committee decided not to appraise the project because of the above reasons and recommended for rejection. Further, the Committee recommended that Ministry may like to write to the State Government of Kerala to initiate action in this and as well as in the similar cases.

         

4.      Consideration of New Proposals:

 

4.1    Finalization of TOR for the development of Petro Chemical Hub at Panipat and Karnal, Haryana by M/s. HSIIDC Ltd (F.No.21-38/2009-IA.III)

The project involves construction of Petro-chemical Hub on a plot area of 809 ha.  Total water requirement is about 72000 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 100-120 MT/day. Total Power requirement is 150-200 MW. Total cost of the project is Rs. 3730 Crores.

The proposal was earlier put up for consideration in the 75th meeting held on 6th – 7th October, 2009 in which the project proponents did not come.  On the request of project proponent, the proposal was put up again for consideration. During discussions, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 Submit details of the co-ordinates of the site to verify about the location of the project with reference to Panipat (Haryana) which has been identified as Critically Polluted Area with a CEPI score of 71.91.  

(ii)              Evaluate the availability of ground water. Necessary permission shall be obtained from Central Ground Water Authority.

(iii)            Submit revised documents/application form as per the presentation documents.

(iv)             Submit details about the solid and liquid wastes, their collection, treatment and disposal.

(v)                Examine and submit details about the energy efficiency and conservation and use of renewable energy.

(vi)             Submit details of development of greenbelt and open spaces.

(vii)           Submit details of Disaster Management Plan especially for storage of petroleum products against fire, chemical spill, risk analysis and evaluation, natural and man-made off site and on site.

(viii)        Examine and submit details of Air quality monitoring as per latest National Ambient Air Quality standards as notified by the Ministry on 16th November, 2009.

(ix)            Examine and submit details of the impacts on the water bodies and the canal which is passing nearby.  NOC shall be obtained from Public Health Department.

(x)               Examine and submit details of requirement of water including use of treated waste water.

(xi)            Necessary clearance shall be obtained from Ministry of Petroleum and Petro-chemicals for the development of Petro Chemical Hub.

(xii)          Alternative sites also should have been evaluated on relevant parameters in which impact on the nearby settlements should be examined including the impacts on the agricultural productivity of land. Describe the environmental concerns addressed in the site selection.

(xiii)       Examine in detail the proposed site with reference to impact on infrastructure covering water supply, storm water drainage, sewerage, power, etc., and the disposal of treated/raw wastes from the park on land/water body and into sewerage system.

(xiv)         Examine the land use of the area with reference to Master plan/developmental plan of Panipat to ascertain whether the development plan requires any changes.

(xv)           Study the existing flora and fauna of the area.

(xvi)         Sources of water and their potential should be clearly identified. Proposals for conservation of water and harnessing rain water harvesting potential should be incorporated in the project.

(xvii)Study the hydrological and geo-hydrological conditions of the project area. Include a contour plan indicating slopes and showing drainage pattern and outfall.

(xviii)    Examine and submit details about the resettlement and rehabilitation of project-affected persons, including fishermen, in the nearby villages, in accordance with the national resettlement and rehabilitation policy.

(xix)        Consider the application of industrial ecology concept for planning.

(xx)          Submit development strategy. Industries should be grouped on the basis of their nature e.g. water polluting near STP, air polluting according to metrological consideration with respect and large size industries.

(xxi)        Storm water drainage and outfall may be described.

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

(xxiii)   Examine soil characteristics, topography, rainfall pattern and soil erosion.

(xxiv)    STP and water treatment plant should not be near each other.

(xxv)       Management of wastes discharged by the industrial units and the service facilities, especially the CETP may be described.

(xxvi)    Identification of recyclable wastes and waste utilization arrangements may be made.

(xxvii)  Arrangements for hazardous waste management may be described.

(xxviii)     Provisions made for safety in storage of materials, products and wastes may be described.

(xxix)   Traffic management plan including parking and loading/ unloading areas may be described. Traffic survey should be carried out on week days and week end.

(xxx)      Odour mitigation plan may be described. Also make provision of green belt as a measure for mitigation of dust and noise and buffer between habitation and industry.

(xxxi)         Make provision for guard pond and similar provisions for safety against failure in the operation of wastewater treatment facilities. Identify acceptable outfall for treated effluent.

(xxxii)       Submit a copy of the clearances already received.

(xxxiii)    Examine the IMD data with reference to the wind rose diagram and rainfall pattern.  

(xxxiv)      EMP should include technical and institutional aspects for pre-treatment by constituent units.

(xxxv)        Environmental Management Plan should be accompanied with Environmental Monitoring Plan and environmental cost and benefit assessment.

(xxxvi)      Other details as indicated in Appendix III of EIA Notification 2006 should also be attended.

 

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

 

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

 

4.2    Construction of Township of Manoharpur Ore Mines at Gouhudih, West Singbhum District, Jharkhand by M/s. Steel Authority of India (F.No.21-39/2009-IA.III)

          The project involves construction of Township on a plot area of 75.88 ha. (longitude 22o22” N and 85o14” E). with 5 types of residential houses (955 dwelling units in 176 blocks). The total water requirement is 1200 KLD (960 KLD from Koina river and 240 KLD from rain water harvesting). Total cost of the project is Rs. 2601.9 Crores including mining project.

The proposal was put up for consideration in the 75th meeting held on 6th – 7th October, 2009. The project proponents did not come.  On the request of project proponent, the proposal was put up again for consideration.  During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 A site plan showing the project site and its surroundings with physical features and topographical details, such as land use, contours and drainage pattern, along with photographs of the site from all four sides, should be included in the background information.

(ii)              The project falls under category B - 8(b) Area Development and Townships. 

(iii)            Koel river is at a distance of 1 km. from the project site.  Examine the impact of the project on the river.

(iv)             Examine the impacts of mining activities from the neighbouring mines on the proposed residential township especially the air quality and wind direction.

(v)                Compare and analyze the air quality monitoring data for 2004 – 2005 and 2009. Examine and submit the details/changes and necessary mitigative measures required.

(vi)             All the buildings are oriented at 45 degrees to the north point.  The buildings should be located to north south orientation as per the climatic conditions. Revise and submit the layout plan.

(vii)           Examine the noise levels due to blasting of mines and examine the impact on the residential township.

(viii)        Submit the details of source of water and water requirement and use of treated waste water.

(ix)            Examine rainwater harvesting details including calculation of runoff.

(x)               Submit comprehensive energy management plan including use of renewable energy (solar for water heating and lighting).

(xi)            Examine and submit details of solid waste collection, treatment and disposal.

(xii)          Submit details of Disaster Management Plan with reference to fire etc.

(xiii)       Examine in detail the proposed site with reference to impact on existing infrastructure covering water supply, storm water drainage, sewerage, power, etc., and the disposal of treated/ raw wastes from the complex on land/water body and into sewerage system.

(xiv)         Consider soil characteristics and permeability for   rainwater harvesting proposals, which should be made with due safeguards for ground water quality. Maximize recycling of water and utilization of rainwater.

(xv)           Make provision for guard pond and other provisions for safety against failure in the operation of wastewater treatment facilities.  Identify acceptable outfall for treated effluent.

(xvi)         Examine existing education and health facilities, police and other services and include adequate provisions in the proposal.

(xvii)      Study the existing flora and fauna of the area and the impact of the project on them.

(xviii)    Landscape plan, green belts and open spaces may be described.

(xix)        Traffic management plan including parking and loading / unloading areas may be described.  Traffic survey should be carried out both on weekdays and weekend.

(xx)          Use of local building materials should be described.

(xxi)        Application of resettlement and rehabilitation policy may be described. Project affected persons should be identified and rehabilitation and resettlement plan should be prepared.

(xxii)     Examine separately the details for construction and operation phases both for Environmental Management Plan and Environmental Monitoring Plan.

 

          A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above TOR and submitted to the Ministry in the prescribed form as per EIA Notification dated 14th September 2006.

 

4.3   Construction of New IT Complex “Athulya” at Infopark, Kakkanad, Cochin by M/s. Chief Executive Officer, Thapasya, Infopark, Kochi (F.No. 21-45/2009.IA.III)

The project involves construction of IT Complex on a plot area of 7.1 acres. (longitude 10o00’33.50” N and latitude 76o21’43.03” E). The total built-up area of the entire project is 3.50 lakh Sq.ft. with 7 floors. The total water requirement is 440 KLD. (Fresh water requirement is 260 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 225 KLD. Treated water available is for flushing 94.5 KLD; landscaping 32 KLD; cooling 182 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 2000 kgs/day. Total power requirement is 2.5 MW. The total car parking provided is of 300 cars + 600 two wheelers in a multilevel car parking. Total cost of the project is Rs. 95.00 crores.

During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 Re-examine and submit the requirement of water and use of treated waste water including water balance chart.

(ii)              Submit details of energy conservation and compliance with ECBC guidelines.

(iii)            Examine IMD data for hourly and daily peak rainfall during rainy season and rainwater harvesting details.

(iv)             Submit details of solid waste, e-waste and their disposal.

(v)                Submit details of environmental management plan and monitoring plan with parameters and costs.

 

          Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations is to the satisfaction of the committee, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.

 

4.4    Construction of Medical College at Dudh Line, Port Blair M/s. Directorate of Health Services (F.No. 21-46/2009.IA.III)

 

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

 

4.5    Construction of group housing project at Survey No.59/23, 59/24A, 59/24B, 60/1A, 60/1B and 60/1C, Ward No. 45, Puthiya Road, Vennala P.O., Edappally, District Ernakulam, Kerala by M/s. Larsen & Turbo Ltd. (F.No:21-47/2009-IA.III)

The project involves construction of Group housing on a plot area of 1.0324 ha. The total built-up area of the entire project is 31,775 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct 240 units (1 BR + study = 120 and 2 BR + study = 120)  + recreational club in two towers (stilt + 15 floors). The total water requirement is 171 KLD. (Fresh water requirement is 113 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 185 KLD. Treated water available is for flushing 58 KLD; landscaping 4.75 KLD and nearby parks 75.75 KLD Total solid waste generation will be 600 kgs/day. Total power requirement is 1500 KVA. The total car parking provided is of 265 cars + 132 two wheelers. Total cost of the project is Rs. 38.83 Crores.

During discussion, the following points emerged:

(i)                 Necessary MoU shall be signed with Municipality / Local body for the disposal of treated waste water for the use in nearby park.

(ii)              Provision shall be made for servants / drivers within the complex, under Corporate Social Responsibility.

 

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

 

4.6    Construction of Commercial complex at Ernakulam, Kerala by M/s. Colossal Projects Pvt. Ltd. (F.No:21-48/2009-IA.III)

The project involves construction of commercial project shopping mall + office blocks + 198 rooms hotel on a plot area of 2.8676 ha. The total built-up area of the entire project is 90,230.54 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct 3 towers (retail + office + hotel) in 2 basements + ground floor + 13 floors. It is also proposed to construct a multiplex of 530 seats and banquet hall of 150 persons capacity. The total water requirement is 436.70 KLD. (Fresh water requirement is 228.33 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 472 KLD. Treated water for flushing 208.37 KLD; landscaping 6.00 KLD and HVAC 139.35 KLD.  Total solid waste generation will be 1511 kgs/day. Total power requirement is 6500 KW from State Electricity Board (KSEB). The total car parking provided in 2 basements + 2 layers of mechanical parking is of 1040 cars + 270 two wheelers and space for 4 buses. Total cost of the project is Rs. 234.94 Crores.

During discussion, the following points emerged:

(i)                 Water table is only at the depth of 1.0 m. below ground level.  Necessary provision shall be made for water proofing of the basements.

(ii)              Submit details of the energy saving and conservation of energy including use of renewable energy.

(iii)            Examine and submit details of disaster management plan and emergency evacuation plan especially against fire / stampede.

 

          Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations is to the satisfaction of the committee, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.

 

4.7    Construction of Group Housing at Sy. No. 243/2, 243/1-1, 243/1-2 Village and Panchayat Menamkulam, Taluka   and District Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala by M/s. Maars Property Developers Co. Pvt. Ltd. (F.No.21-49/2009-       IA.III)

The project involves construction of group housing on a plot area of 0.7747 ha. The total built-up area of the entire project is 42018.30 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct 2 towers (basement + 21 floors). The total water requirement is 229.25 KLD. (Fresh water requirement is 151.50 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 247 KLD. Treated water available is for flushing 77.75 KLD; horticulture/ landscaping 6.20 KLD and nearby parks 101.74 KLD Total solid waste generation will be 1511 kgs/day. Total power requirement is 1783 KWH from State Electricity Board (KSEB). The total car parking provided is of 341 cars + 83 two wheelers. Total cost of the project is Rs. 46.015 Crores.

During discussion, the following points emerged:

(i)                 Examine and submit details of disaster management plan especially against fire / stampede.

(ii)              Necessary MoU shall be signed with Municipality / Local body for the disposal of treated waste water for the use in nearby park.

(iii)            The total height of the building shall not be more than 60 m., due to the non-availability of sufficient fire fighting facilities in the area.

(iv)             Provision shall be made for servants / drivers within the complex, under Corporate Social Responsibility.

 

Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations (i) and (ii) is to the satisfaction of the Committee, and observations (iii) and (iv) are incorporated in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.

 

4.8    Construction of Group Housing ‘Samrudhi Lakeview’ at Sy. No. 1875/1-3, 1875/1-1, 1877/1, 1877/1-1, 1875/4, 1877/2, Village Kadakampally, District Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala by M/s. Artech Realtors Pvt. Ltd (F.No.21-50/2009-IA.III)

The project involves construction of group housing on a plot area of 0.8947 ha. The total built-up area of the entire project is 38776.57 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct 230 apartments (1 BR + study = 210; 2 BR = 20) in 2 towers (G + 19 floors), Club and Swimming pool. The total water requirement is 168.25 KLD. (Fresh water requirement is 110.50 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 182 KLD. Treated water available is for flushing 56.75 KLD; horticulture 2 KLD and nearby parks 76.532 KLD.  Total solid waste generation will be 470 kgs/day. Total power requirement is 2500 KWH from State Electricity Board (KSEB). The total car parking provided is of 253 cars + 24 two wheelers. Total cost of the project is Rs.44.39 Crores.

During discussion, the following points emerged:

(i)                 Examine and submit details of disaster management plan especially against fire / stampede.

(ii)              Necessary MoU shall be signed with Municipality / Local body for the disposal of treated waste water for the use in nearby park.

(iii)            The total height of the building shall not be more than 60 m., due to the non-availability of sufficient fire fighting facilities in the area.

(iv)             Provision shall be made for servants / drivers within the complex, under Corporate Social Responsibility.

 

Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations (i) and (ii) is to the satisfaction of the Committee, and observations (iii) and (iv) are incorporated in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.

 

4.9    Construction of Group Housing at Survey No. 162/8, 170/1A, 160/2A 1B1 and 160/2A 1B, Nellikoda Village, Kozhikode Taluk, Olavanna Panchayat, Thondayad, Calicut, Kerala by M/s. Apollo Build-Tee (India) Pvt. Ltd. (F.No.21-51/2009-IA.III)

The project involves construction of group housing on a plot area of 0.5668 ha. The total built-up area of the entire project is 25063.72 Sq.m. The total water requirement is 124.05 KLD. (Fresh water requirement is 82.70 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 134 KLD. Treated water available is for flushing 41.35 KLD; horticulture 3 KLD and nearby parks 56.12 KLD.  Total solid waste generation will be 332 kgs/day. Total power requirement is 955 KWH from State Electricity Board (KSEB). The total car parking provided is of 183 cars + 183 two wheelers. Total cost of the project is Rs.33.37 Crores.

          During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 Examine and submit details of disaster management plan especially against fire / stampede.

(ii)              Necessary MoU shall be signed with Municipality / Local body for the disposal of treated waste water for the use in nearby park.

(iii)            The total height of the building shall not be more than 60 m., due to the non-availability of sufficient fire fighting facilities in the area.

(iv)             Provision shall be made for servants / drivers within the complex, under Corporate Social Responsibility.

 

Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations (i) and (ii) is to the satisfaction of the Committee, and observations (iii) and (iv) are incorporated in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.

 

4.10  Finalization of TOR for the development of Industrial Estate at Village Jasana (Sidhaula), Faridabad, Haryana by M/s. Crown Industries & Properties (F.No.21-52/2009-IA.III)

 

The project involves development of industrial estate on a total plot area is 35.16 acres. The total water requirement is 617 KLD (Fresh water requirement is 432 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 630 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets 185 KLD, horticulture 225 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 3.4 Tons/day. The power requirement is 12 MVA. The total parking proposed for 2521 ECS.

 

During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 The project is located in the highly Critically Polluted Area as per the study report of CPCB (Faridabad – Haryana with CEPI score of 77.07).

(ii)              The area is undeveloped and part of the agricultural field. There is no infrastructure facilities available in the area. 

(iii)            The project area is also outside the Master Plan of Faridabad. 

(iv)             The proposed layout plan submitted do not have proper road connections, green belt, open spaces and provision of facilities.

(v)                It is not clear to the project proponent that what type of industries are likely to be established in the proposed industrial estate, neither any MOU nor any demand survey has been carried out for the type of industries, thus making it impossible to look at the environmental parameters, which is necessary in all such cases.

 

          In view of the above, the Committee recommends to reject the proposal.

 

2nd Day:  28th January, 2010:

 

3.7    CRZ Clearance for laying of crude oil pipeline from Chennai Port Trust to CPCL Refinery at Manali, Tamil Nadu by M/s. Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited [F.No.10-78/2008-IA.III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, a new crude oil pipeline of 42’ dia. was proposed to be laid to bring crude oil from Chennai Port to Manali refinery for a distance of about 17 Km. This pipeline was to originate from Bharathi Dock III of Chennai Port and routed along the Chennai-Ennore Port connectivity road. Since there was abnormal delay in obtaining the right of way for the pipeline from to Chennai Port to refinery, a SPM was proposed. TOR has been finalized by EAC in its 75th meeting held on 23rd -24th April, 2009.

 

          The crude oil requirement of the Manali Refinery is being handled through Chennai Port Trust (ChPT) through a 30” dia, 8mm thick, 7.5 Km long pipeline commissioned in 1969. This pipeline traverses 6.8 Km underground and 0.7 Km above ground through various metalled roads, railway tracks, marshy areas and highly inhabited colonies. A number of structures including petrol bunks have come up above this underground pipeline system over a period of time. The coating condition of the pipeline is not satisfactory.  The present 30” dia underground pipeline was laid when the refining capacity was 2.5 MMTPA. The capacity of the Manali refinery has been enhanced to 9.5 MMTPA at present and this has increased the number of Tankers unloaded through Chennai Port. Presently the pressure head for pumping is restricted at 7 Kg/Sq.cm considering the age of the pipeline. The existing 30” Dia pipeline has not only become unhealthy with regard to its external coating, but also has a limitation to handle tankers within stipulated time.

 

          A new crude oil pipeline of 42” dia. is proposed to be laid to bring crude oil from Chennai Port to Manali refinery for a distance of about 17 KM.  Line size is so decided that it is optimum for unloading a parcel size of about 130,000MT crude oil from a Suez max tanker within the stipulated time. The pre project activities viz. Topographical survey of pipeline alignment, Soil stratification and corrosion survey, Risk analysis study and Disaster Management Plan and Environment Management Plan have been completed.

 

         During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 There is a complaint dated 21.01.2010 from Kasimedu Fishermen Development Association, Kasimedu against laying of pipeline because of the pipeline passing through the residential areas, no proper public hearing was conducted, the ground water quality will be spoiled if there will be any spillage or leak of crude oil and there are chances of explosion due to leakage of oil.

(ii)              The EIA, EMP and Risk analysis has been carried out three years back.  Submit the revised details.

(iii)            Submit a copy of the recommendations of SCZMA for the proposed new route.

(iv)             Submit details of the co-ordinates of the site to verify about the location of the project with reference to Manali, Tamil Nadu which has been identified as Critically Polluted Area with a CEPI score of 76.32.

 

          In view of the foregoing observations, the proposal is deferred and shall be considered afresh after the above observations and requirements are addressed and submitted for reconsideration.  

   

3.8    Reconstruction of existing school building on C.S.No.14/593 and 15/593 of Darabsha Lane, Malbar and Cumbala Hill by M/s. Pagnis and Pagnis [F.No.11-118/2008-IA.III].

 

          As per the presentation made by the project proponent, the proposal involves the reconstruction of existing school building on a plot area of 2125 sqm and the area under reconstruction is 11180 sqm. It is proposed to reconstruct 2-tire basement + 18 floors building after demolishing the existing school building on the said land. The water requirement will be 149 KLD (2920 Nos). The wastewater generation will be about 132 KLD. Packaged STP of 135 KLD capacity is proposed. 95 KLD of treated wastewater will be reused. Total solid waste generation will be 1460 Kg/day and it will be handled as per rules. The total cost of the project is 118.13 crores. 

         

          As per the sanctioned Development Plan of D ward, the land falls in residential zone and partly reserved for School Building and is within 100 meters from the Heritage structure. The Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee has issued a NOC for the proposed School Building.

         

          As per the report submitted by Urban Development Department and the Coastal Zone Management Plan of Mumbai approved by MoEF, the land under reference is in CRZ-II and towards the land ward side of the existing authorized structure. Hence development on the said land is permissible as per the D C Rules existed on 19.2.1991. As per Amendment dated 22.4.2003 - CRZ Notification - demolition / Reconstruction of building under public use (worship, education, medical etc.) needs clearance from MoEF.

         

          The proposal was discussed in the 47th meeting of Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority held on 26.9.2008, who recommended the project.

 

          The proposal was earlier discussed in the 74th meeting of EAC held on 12th - 14th March 2009 and 81st meeting held on 29th - 30th October, 2009 and in view of the proposal of high rise school building, the Committee decided to visit the site.

         

          The sub-group of the Expert Appraisal Committee visited the site on 22nd December, 2009. The report of the sub-group was put up before the Expert Appraisal Committee. The details of the project were discussed and following points emerged:

         

(i)                 Adequacy of parking facilities to be provided within the building /plot as per provision of National Building Code / standards practiced in Mumbai.

(ii)              The compound wall on the sea side should be raised to a height of minimum 1.5 m. and provided with a protective screen as an additional safety measure for a sufficient height.

(iii)            Adequate fire safety measures should be made in the building premises as per the norms in the National building code.

(iv)             Evaluate the quantity of demolished material and disposal of the same in the designated site to be provided.

(v)                The project proponent should indicate the extent of land exclusively available to them for playground and justify the requirement of land for the school based on the strength of the school and standards followed.

(vi)             Proposal for maintaining the site free from dust and noise during operation phase, disposal of Municipal Solid Waste generated and the scheme for reuse of treated water from sewage treatment plant to be provided.

(vii)           Since the building is abutting a dead end street, it should be provided with a well designed turn around space at its end for safe turning of vehicles.

(viii)        The land adjacent to the school building presently occupied by encroachers is to be handed over to the school, according to the project proponent.  This site measuring about 1000 sq.m. should be developed as a play place for children and made available for use by the school children when the new school building is put into use.

(ix)            Submit the details for play ground requirement as per norms and area provided.

(x)               Turning circle shall be provided for easy entry and exit of vehicles to and fro of the premises.

(xi)            Submit the details of debris & its disposal.

(xii)          The building with 18 floors and 2 level basements is proposed to have 2 staircases, certificates from concerned State Government authorities should be obtained on the following and submitted to the Ministry.

 

a.                 Safety in evacuating about 1400 children from the 18 floor building during fire, earthquake, etc.

b.                 Traffic circulation and management near the school site (from the Mumbai City Traffic Police).

          Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations is to the satisfaction of the committee, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.

 

3.9    Environmental Clearance for the development of Solid Waste Management Facility at Jhuriwala, Panchkula, Haryana by M/s. Executive Engineer, HUDA Division No-III (F.No.10-7/2009-IA.III)

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves development of sanitary landfill facility (SLF) at Jhuriwala for integrated management of solid waste in Panchkula Urban Complex comprising Panchkula, Pinjore and Kalka. The area of the proposed site at Jhuriwala is approx 13.24 acre (5.35 Ha) (300 40? 40.1?N, 760 53’ 28.4’ E) and is located on Ramgarh- Morni road  on National Highway 73 at a distance of about 6 kms from the City Centre of Panchkula. The proposed site is 91 m away from National Highway and 2 kms from nearest habitation. The site is located in open scrub forest and is adjacent to Kholhai Raitan Reserved Forest (321 m and Berwala Bird Sanctuary is 2.49 km, Chandigarh Airforce base is 8.1 km and Gurudwara is 1.84 km). River Ghaggar is at a distance of 1.16 kms from the proposed site and lies at an altitude of 320 m above mean sea level. As per CPHEEO’s manual requirement, site should be at least 100 meters away from the rivers. The estimated quantity of the SW after 25 years will be 227 TPD. The capacity of composting is 150 TPD. Concrete flooring will be provided for composting and provided with roof.  The total cost of the project is Rs.25.00 crores.

 

          As per the EIA report all the natural water bodies/ natural wetlands are excluded from direct action by the project,  the project involves minor changes to the existing conditions of the land use or natural vegetation patterns, the bulk of proposed interventions will contain no impact on endangered species of flora and fauna, no major community utilities are falling in the direct impact zone of project and no rehabilitation and resettlement component is falling in the direct impact zone of the project.  TOR for the project was finalized by the EAC in its 75th meeting held on 23rd - 24th April, 2009 and TOR was issued on 20.05.2009.  Public hearing was conducted on 30.06.2008. The proposal was appraised by EAC in its 82nd meeting held on 23rd - 24th November, 2009  and observed that   the TOR was issued on 20.05.2009 whereas the public hearing was conducted on 30.06.2008 and suggested to submit reasons along with the issues raised during public hearing and their responses incorporated in the EIA. The proponent has informed that the project has been initiated before the EIA, Notification, 2006 hence, as per EIA Notification,1994, Public hearing has been conducted.

 

          During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 The TOR for the development of solid waste management facility at Jhuriwala, Panchkula, Haryana was issued on 20.05.2009 whereas the public hearing was conducted about a year before the TOR on 30th June, 2008. A fresh public hearing, based on the EIA prepared on the basis of TOR should be conducted as per the provisions of the EIA Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan.

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

 

        In view of the foregoing observations, the proposal is deferred and shall be considered only after the above observations and requirements are addressed and submitted.  

 

3.10  CRZ Clearance for laying of cable for providing electric supply from grid line of Paschim Gujarat Company Ltd. to Shiyalbet District, Gujarat by M/s. Paschim Gujarat Vij Company Ltd. [F.No.11-50/2009-IA.III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves laying of cable for providing electric supply from grid line of Paschim Gujarat Company Ltd. to Village Shiyalbet, Amreli District which is situated as a island between Arabian sea near M/S Pipavav Port.  Laying of the marine cable would pass through HDPE pipeline to be laid on sea bed, around 6 km in length. The 4 nos. of HDFC pipelines shall be clamped with SS clamps and dropped at sea bed level with Cement concrete strikers having 500 kgs weight to be placed at every 100 m distance. The PGVCL shall provide reflector type shining buoy along with the cable alignment at every 25 meters to alert the fishermen for safe and smooth navigation. The sea bed is up to 5-7 mts between Chanch bunder and Shiyalbet.

 

          It is mentioned that the proposed location does not cover the breeding area of marine turtles and hence there will be no impact on breeding of marine turtles due to this project. It is also mentioned that there are no National Parks and Sanctuaries in this area. NOC from Port, Gujarat Maritime Board and Pollution Control Board have been obtained. SCZMA has recommended the project vide letter No. ENV-10-2008-1622-E, dated 26th May, 2009.

 

          During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 It should be ensured that there shall not be any disturbance to fishing activity.

(ii)              All safety precautionary measures viz. stability of cable line, signal for fishing boats etc. shall be installed.

(iii)            There shall be display boards at critical locations along the cable giving emergency instructions. This will ensure prompt information regarding location of accident during any emergency. Emergency Information board shall contain emergency instructions in addition to contact details.

 

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

 

3.11  CRZ Clearance for redevelopment of existing - Dnyaneshwar Mandir - at CS No. 2/377 of Mahim division at Dnyaneshwar Mandir Road Dadar (West) by M/s. Puratan Vatavriksha Shri Hanuman Temple Trust [F.No.11-71/2009-IA.III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves  reconstruction of existing building and Dyaneshwar Temple up to G +2 upper floors. There are two existing structures: one is the Dyaneshwar Temple which is G + 1 part floor and second one is a building including G + 2 upper floors. Total area is 1839 sqm and the proposed construction is 588 sqm. Cost of the reconstruction proposal is Rs. 4.07 crores.  

 

          The land under reference falls with in CRZ-II and proposed reconstruction is on the seaward side of the existing road. Construction towards sea ward side should not go beyond the imaginary line drawn from the seaward side of the existing authorized structure on the adjoining plot.

 

          MCZMA recommended the proposal for CRZ Clearance with the following conditions:

 

1.                 Change in the existing use of the building shall not be permitted.

2.                 Any permissible extension of the plinth in seaward direction vis-à-vis the existing plinth limits will not be allowed.

3.                 Reconstruction, FSI and use should be as per the DC Rules, 1967.

 

          The proposal was appraised by 79th EAC in its meeting held on 27th -28th August, 2009. Further, Ministry asked the proponent to draw the imaginary line on the HTL/LTL map prepared by an authorized agency. Accordingly, the proponent has submitted the same, which was put up for consideration.

 

          During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 All the conditions stipulated by the MCZMA shall be strictly complied.

(ii)              Submit the site photo-graphs from all four sides of the existing temple / structure and proposed construction details along with plans and elevations, etc.

 

          Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations is to the satisfaction of the committee, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.

 

4.      Consideration of new proposals:

 

4.11  CRZ Clearance for establishment of new Lighthouse at Krishnapatnam, Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh by Directorate of Lighthouses and Lightships, Ministry of Shippings, Road Transport & Highways [F.No.10-56/2009-IA.III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves shifting the existing old light from the Krishnapatnam Port area and establish Lighthouse-cum-DGPS station at a new location near Krishnapatnam village. This was decided in view of the development of Krishnapatnam port in to a major port.  Two sites have been acquired at 1.2 km apart, one establishment of lighthouse tower and the other for establishment of DGPS station. A land measuring 81 m x 51 m = 4050 sqm (1.00 Ac) at survey no. 756 for the purpose of establishment of lighthouse has been allotted.

 

          It is proposed to construct 30 m high RCC tower with ancillary technical building with Duty-cum-Rest room, security cabin etc. it is necessary to have a operational staff throughout the night at the lighthouse for ensuring 100% availability of aids to navigation to the marine.

 

          During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 All construction shall be as per CRZ Notification, 1991.

(ii)              No waste water and solid waste shall be disposed into the coastal area.

 

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

 

4.12  Finalization of TOR for six laning of Chilakaluripet-Vijayawada section of NH-5, Andhra Pradesh by M/s. Vijayawada Tollway Pvt. Ltd. [F.No.10-83/2009-IA.III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves six lanning of Chilakaluripet – Vijayawada section of NH-5 from Km 355.55 to km 434.15 (Length 82.5 km) in the state of Andhra Pradesh to be executed as BOT (Toll) on DBSO (design, built, finance & operate) pattern under NHDP phase v of GoI. The project will be implemented by Vijayawada Tollway Pvt. Ltd. a special purpose joint venture company. The project is located along the NH-5 stretch from Chilakaluripet (Guntur District) to Vijayawada (Krishna district) in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

 

          The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 804 crores. The total area is occupies by agricultural land within 80 m of the NH-5 RoW. Detailed survey is presently under progress. Deep tube wells at base camps will be serving as possible ground water source to meet the demand for potable and construction water. During construction phase it is estimated the nearly 4.2 KLD of water will be required to meet campsite domestic water demand with additional 20 KLD of water required for concrete preparation. It is estimated that nearly about 40 KLD of water will be sourced from Krishna and Ogeru rivers to meet the water requirement for road works including dust suppression. The proposed project will require the sourcing and transportation of cement 16000 cum, sand 33000 cum, earth/fill material 2885000 cum, stone/aggregates 767000 cum, bitumen 13240 cum.

 

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

 

(i)                 Submit the details justifying the requirement of widening from 4 lanes to 6 lanes.

(ii)              Examine and submit the details of existing and future traffic projections.

(iii)            Examine the details of problems encountered from 4 laning and explain why and how.

(iv)             Submit the details of water bodies in the project area and the likely impact due to the project and mitigation measures

(v)                Submit the details of present surface drainage and improvement proposed.

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

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

(viii)        Necessary arrangement shall be made for drainage and over flooding of the surrounding area.

(ix)            Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

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

(xi)            Adequate cattle passes for the movement of agriculture material shall be provided at the stretches passing through habitation areas.

(xii)          The proposal indicates cutting of 75,000 trees.  Necessary prior permission shall be obtained for cutting of trees from the competent authorities. Compensatory afforestation shall be carried out as per stipulated conditions of MoEF and State Forest Division. 

(xiii)       Submit details of requirement of water during the construction phase and its source.

(xiv)         Examine and submit the details of R&R.

(xv)           The proposal indicates river training at six major stream crossings. Examine and submit the details of measures taken during constructions of bridges across river/canal/major or minor drains keeping in view the flooding of the rivers and the life span of the existing bridges.

(xvi)         Examine and submit the details of sand quarry to be provided.

(xvii)      Examine and submit the details of service roads to be provided.

(xviii)    Examine and submit the details of burrow area and rehabilitation.

(xix)        Examine and submit the details of the accident prone zone and the mitigation measures.

(xx)          Examine and submit the details of vehicular under passes.

(xxi)        Submit the details of road safety and signages.

(xxii)     Submit details of co-operate social responsibility. Necessary provisions should be made in the budget.

(xxiii)   IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & upgradation of road.

(xxiv)    Examine and submit the details of projected noise levels and its likely impact on the nearby habitation due to increased activity (six laning).

(xxv)       Examine and submit the details of use of fly ash in the road construction, if the project road is located within the 100 km from the Thermal Power Plant.

(xxvi)    Examine and stability of slopes, if the proposed road is to pass through cutting or embankment / control of soil erosion from embankment.

(xxvii)  The proposal should also indicate the location of wayside amenities, which should include petrol station/service centre, rest areas including public conveyance, etc.

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

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

 

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

         

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

 

4.13  Finalization of TOR for upgrading of existing Gaya road to 4 laning carriageway configuration of Patna-Gaya Dobhi section on NH-83, Bihar by M/s.  NHAI [F.No.10-85/2009-IA.III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves upgrading of existing Gaya road to 4 laning carriageway configuration of Patna-Gaya Dobhi section on NH-83. The existing roads especially that of Bihar are not able to cope with the increased traffic and there is a need to improve the road not only for the development of surrounding area but also the smooth movement of traffic to tourism activities and linking it with other parts of the state.

 

          The project road starts from NH-30 about 10 kms away from center of Patna town and ends at Km 127.100 at Dobhi in Gaya District.  Approximately, 519.71 ha. of land is proposed to be acquired for upgrading of road. There is no reserve forest along the project road. There are approximately 16262 nos of trees within existing row. There is no wildlife sanctuary or national park along the project road. The project road stretch passes through plain terrain. The project road is crossed by few rivers, namely Punpun river, Modhar river, Dardhi, and Jamuna river. All rivers are non perennial and rainfed. The road passes through Patna, Punpun, Pothari, Neema, Nadwan, Masaudhi, Jahanabaad, Tehta, Makhdumpur, Bela Ganj, Bidyut Nagar/BodhGaya, Sheikwara, Mathani and Karmoni. To avoid to congested settlement and uninterrupted movement of traffic 9 nos of bypass have been proposed. 7.68 km service road is proposed. 3 Vehicular underpasses, 7 major bridges in addition to 4 nos and 3 minor bridges in addition to 14 nos are proposed. 12 Nos. of Busbay and 4 flyoverss/ interchange are proposed.

 

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

 

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

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

(iii)            Necessary arrangement shall be made for drainage and over flooding of the surrounding area.

(iv)             Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

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

(vi)             Adequate cattle passes for the movement of agriculture material shall be provided at the stretches passing through habitation areas.

(vii)           The proposal indicates 16,262 trees are proposed to be cut. Necessary prior permission shall be obtained for cutting of trees from the competent authorities. Compensatory afforestation shall be carried out as per stipulated conditions of MoEF and State Forest Division. 

(viii)        Submit details of requirement of water during the construction phase and its source.

(ix)            Examine and submit the details of R&R.

(x)               Examine and submit the details of measures taken during constructions of bridges across river/canal/major or minor drains keeping in view the flooding of the rivers and the life span of the existing bridges.

(xi)            Examine and submit the details of sand quarry to be provided.

(xii)          Examine and submit the details of service roads to be provided.

(xiii)       Examine and submit the details of burrow area and rehabilitation.

(xiv)         Examine and submit the details of the accident prone zone and the mitigation measures.

(xv)           Examine and submit the details of vehicular under passes.

(xvi)         Submit the details of road safety and signages.

(xvii)      Submit details of co-operate social responsibility. Necessary provisions should be made in the budget.

(xviii)    IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & upgradation of road.

(xix)        Examine and submit the details of projected noise levels and its likely impact on the nearby habitation. Examine and submit the details of use of fly ash in the road construction, if the project road is located within the 100 km from the Thermal Power Plant.

(xx)          Examine and stability of slopes, if the proposed road is to pass through cutting or embankment / control of soil erosion from embankment.

(xxi)        The proposal should also indicate the location of wayside amenities, which should include petrol station/service centre, rest areas including public conveyance, etc.

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

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

 

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

         

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

 

4.14  Finalization of TOR for 2 laning of Thanjavur-Manamadurai section of NH-226, Tamil Nadu by M/s. NHAI [F.No.10-86/2009-IA.III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves 2 laning of Thanjavur-Manamadurai section of NH-226. Project road starts at Thanjavur at Km 0+000 and ends at Manamadurai at Km 149+800. From Km 56+460 to Km 72+185 (15.7 Km) the project road overlaps with NH 210. Hence the total length of the road covered under the present project is 149.80 Km. Design length of the project road is 134.10 Km

 

          The project road connects NH 67 (Nagapattinam – Gundalpet) with NH 49 (Kochi – Rameswaram) and passes through three districts – Thanjavur, Pudukottai and Sivagangai. The project road traverses through 81 villages and 5 major towns (Pudukottai, Thirumayam, Thirupathur, Sivaganga and Manamadurai). The Project road has been designed for design speed of 100 kmph. A total length of 7 km has been designed for the design speed of 80 kmph.  There are 13 major Junctions proposed along the entire project stretch including start and end points of all the proposed bypasses There are 9 minor bridges and 3 major bridges along the project road. Major bridges are proposed to be retained. Bypasses are proposed at 4 locations along the project road as given below. Pudukottai and Tirumayam bypasses form part of the bypasses proposed for NH 210 that overlaps with NH 226. Bus bays are proposed at 13 locations.  Total 318 culverts are proposed along the project stretch, out of which 250 are along the existing road and 62 are along the bypasses.  Total 288.37 Ha of land is proposed to be acquired for the project. The project requires diversion of 35.71 Ha of forest land and hence requires forest clearance from MoEF.  The project road does not pass through CRZ, ecologically sensitive or protected areas.  About 2900 trees are to be felled for the project road, against which about 8700 trees are proposed to be planted.  Cost of construction for the project road is Rs. 474.41 Crores.  Environmental management cost during construction phase works out to Rs. 5.47 Crores and that for operation phase is Rs. 3.22 Lakhs per year for first three years and Rs 33. 3 Lakhs from fourth year onwards. R&R cost for the project is about Rs. 196.50 Crores and utility shifting cost is Rs. 3.75 Crores.

 

          During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 Existing road is of 149.8 km with ROW varying between 25-28 m., passing through 66 villages and major settlements – Thanjavur, Pudukkottai, Sivgangai & Ramanathapuram, besides leading to Rameswarama, a famous pilgrim Centre.

(ii)              Projected traffic is about 33,000 pcu in 2038 and 18,000 pcu in 2024. The proposal submitted for consideration is for 2 land undivided carriageway at a level of service.

(iii)            The project road is designed for a speed of 100 kmph.  But at 5 locations it has come down to 50-65 kmph.

(iv)             Considering the traffic projected for the road and its importance in respect of serving major settlements and tourist/pilgrim centres, it is suggested that the proposed road may be made with 4 land divided carriageway.  This would help in having a better quality of environment and connectivity in the region, compared to the proposed 2 land road.

 

          In view of the foregoing observations, the Committee deferred the proposal for finalization of ToR. 

                

4.15  Finalization of TOR for 4/6 laning of Maharashtra/Goa border section of NH-17, Goa by M/s. NHAI [F.No.10-87/2009-IA.III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves 4/6 laning of Maharashtra/Goa border section of NH-17. Project road starts at Maharashtra/Goa Border at Pathradevi at km 475+040 and ends at Goa/Karnataka Border at Pollem at km 610+905. The total length of the existing road is 135.865 km. Design length of the project road is 122.060 km. Project stretch forms the part of NH 17 from Panavel to Edapally (Cochin) and connects the city of Cochin to Mumbai via Kozhikode, Kannur, Mangalore, Udupi, Margao and Panaji.  The project road traverses through 37 villages and 5 major towns (Cuncolim, Canacona, Madgaon, Panaji, Mapusa.) and also it connects all the major beaches of Goa The Project road has been designed for design speed of 80 to 100 kmph.  There are 10 major Junctions proposed along the entire project stretch including start and end points of all the proposed bypasses. There are 27 bridges are existing along the project road. Total 3 major and 12 minor bridges and 105 culverts are proposed along the project road. Bypasses are proposed at 4 locations along the project road. Realignments are proposed at Bali and Padi villages due to geometric deficiencies of the existing road. Bus bays are proposed at 23 locations and 7m wide service road is proposed at built up locations and also major Junctions and underpass approaches at 12 places. Total 229.62 Ha of land is proposed to be acquired for the project. The project requires diversion of 14.42 Ha of forest land and hence requires forest clearance from MoEF.  The project road falls in CRZ areas at 15 locations and hence it requires CRZ clearance from MoEF. The project road doesn’t pass through any protected areas such as national parks / wildlife sanctuaries. About 5250 trees are to be felled for the project road, against which about 15750 trees are proposed to be planted. Cost of construction for the project road is Rs. 1438.42 Crores. Environmental management cost during construction phase works out to Rs. 8.92 Crores and that for operation phase is Rs. 3.15 Lakhs per year for first three years and Rs 30. 71 Lakhs from fourth year onwards. R&R cost for the project is about Rs. 652.74 Crores and utility shifting cost is Rs. 10.28 Crores.

 

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

 

(i)                 Catigao Wildlife Sanctuary is about 7 km and Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is about 1 km. away from the project site.  Examine the impact of construction of the road on the proposed road on wildlife sanctuary and bird sanctuary. Necessary permission/ NOC shall be obtained prior to construction of the road.

(ii)              The proposed road is crossing 4 rivers and backwaters approx. 11.54 ha. of mangrove area will be affected by the construction of road. Impact on mangroves and measures undertaken to protect mangroves. Also examine the impact on CRZ and sensitive areas.

(iii)            Explore the possibility for changing the alignment to avoid the destruction of mangroves and also obtain necessary recommendations from State Coastal Zone Management Authority.

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

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

(vi)             Necessary arrangement shall be made for drainage and over flooding of the surrounding area.

(vii)           Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

(viii)        Adequate cattle passes for the movement of agriculture material shall be provided at the stretches passing through habitation areas.

(ix)            Necessary prior permission shall be obtained for cutting of trees from the competent authorities. Compensatory afforestation shall be carried out as per stipulated conditions of MoEF and State Forest Division. 

(x)               Submit details of requirement of water during the construction phase and its source.

(xi)            Examine and submit the details of R&R.

(xii)          Examine and submit the details of measures taken during constructions of bridges across river/canal/major or minor drains keeping in view the flooding of the rivers and the life span of the existing bridges.

(xiii)       Examine and submit the details of sand quarry to be provided.

(xiv)         Examine and submit the details of service roads to be provided.

(xv)           Examine and submit the details of burrow area and rehabilitation.

(xvi)         Examine and submit the details of the accident prone zone and the mitigation measures.

(xvii)      Examine and submit the details of vehicular under passes.

(xviii)    Submit the details of road safety and signages.

(xix)        Submit details of co-operate social responsibility. Necessary provisions should be made in the budget.

(xx)          IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & upgradation of road.

(xxi)        Examine and submit the details of projected noise levels and its likely impact on the nearby habitation.

(xxii)     Examine and submit the details of use of fly ash in the road construction, if the project road is located within the 100 km from the Thermal Power Plant.

(xxiii)   Examine and stability of slopes, if the proposed road is to pass through cutting or embankment / control of soil erosion from embankment.

(xxiv)    The proposal should also indicate the location of wayside amenities, which should include petrol station/service centre, rest areas including public conveyance, etc.

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

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

 

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

         

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

 

4.16  Environmental and CRZ Clearance for establishing captive coal jetty for 2 x 800 MW upgrading Super Thermal Power Project at Udangudi by M/s. Udangudi Power Corporation Ltd. [F.No.11-48/2009-IA.III].

 

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

 

4.17  CRZ Clearance for the construction of Residential and Commercial Complex - Rustomjee 100 Acres - at village Majiwadi Thane Municipal Corporation District Thane by M/s. Kapstone Construction Pvt. Ltd. [F.No.11-74/2009-IA.III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves construction of Residential and Commercial Complex -Rustomjee 100 Acres- at village Majiwadi Thane Municipal Corporation District Thane.  The Majiwade, Thane, is accessible from Mumbai Nashik Bypass Highway and existing Saket - Balkum Road. The plot area is affected by the CRZ - II is 1,45,834.19 sq.m. The built up area proposed is 1,26,496.79 sq.m. However, the total built up area of the project including the CRZ area is much more than 1,50,000 sq.m. There will be 2 commercial building (1,02,677 m2) of 10 and 17 storey. 4 residential buildings with built up area of 14,328 m2. One school building with built up area of 9490 m2. Adequate parking facilities at ground and various stilt levels are also provided. The cost of the project is Rs. 248 Crores for the development of Commercial, Residential, Educational, Recreational, and other infrastructure like Roads, culverts, Drainage, Landscape etc.

 

          The Thane Municipal Corporation has assured the water supply for the project. The water demand for the proposed development is about 1,089 KLD out of which 872 KLD is treated waste water. The capacity of STPs proposed are 1000 KLD. The Flushing and the Gardening requirement of water are met by the water recycled from the STP. 242.7 m3/day of rain water can be harvested from the roof top area of 11,503.58 sq.mt. Provisions of 7 rain water harvesting tanks of various capacities are made to collect the roof top rain water. Solid waste generation is anticipated about 5,970 kg/day of which 3,585 kg/day is Biodegradable and will be treated in the proposed 75 nos. Vermi-composting pits earmarked near STP. MSEDC Ltd. has assured the project with electricity supply. 2500 kVA DG set backup is provided for Residential and Commercial activity. DG sets will be provided for emergency lighting in staircases, elevators, water pump, fire pump & STP. A provision of 440 Nos. of Solar Heating Panels is made to provide hot water to the residential population and for Food court in commercial buildings. Solar lights will be provided for street lighting and garden lighting. Fire & Smoke Alarm System will be fixed up in every building as per norms and supported by Hydrant pumps & sprinkler pumps with a Fire Tank of required capacity.  An approximate quantity of E-waste generated will be 500 kg/year. Separate place is earmarked for the storage of E-waste which will be disposed to authorized recyclers for recycling.

 

          Environment Management Plan (EMP) is prepared to take care of STP, Solar Heating, Solar Lights, Rain water harvesting, Vermi-composting, Landscape development etc. Capital expenditure for EMP will be 406 lakhs and that for Operation and Maintenance will be 91.5 lakhs per year.

 

          The MCZMA has recommended the project to MoEF for CRZ clearance vide letter No. MCZMA 2009/CR.103/TC.3, dated 3rd July, 2009.

 

          The proposal was earlier appraised by EAC in its 79th meeting held on 27th -28th August, 2009 and as the total built up area of the project including CRZ and non-CRZ area is more than 1,50,000 sq.m., the Committee decided to finalize a TOR as per the EIA Notification, 2006. The project falls under category ‘B1’ under item 8(b) ‘Township and Area Development projects and requires an Environmental Impact Assessment Study.  The proponent has submitted the information.

 

          During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 Explore the possibility for the reduction of number of STPs so as to improve the operation and maintenance

(ii)              Submit the details of D.G back up and the noise control measures.

(iii)            In CRZ-II, constructions are permissible on landward side of existing structure / road. Submit the details of proposed construction along with the details of existing road / structures. It should be ensured that the CRZ area should be protected from pollution by the proposed development.

(iv)             Explore the possibility of utilizing solar power vis-à-vis energy saving up to at least 20 %.

(v)                Submit the details of likely impact on the environment including the impact on traffic due to the project.

(vi)             Greenery on both side of creeklet shall be preserved.

(vii)           Looking at the location of the project in the coastal area along the creeklets and the presence of mangroves, the Committee is of the view that a sub-group should also visit the site.

 

          In view of the foregoing observations, the proposal could not be recommended for Clearance. The proposal shall be considered after the above observations are addressed and submitted for reconsideration.  Committee also decided that the site shall be visited by a sub group.

 

4.18  CRZ Clearance for intake and out fall facilities for the  Coal Based Thermal Power Plant near Pipavav Post, Village Bherai, Taluka Rajula, Distrcit Amereli, Gujarat by M/s. Pipavav Energy Pvt. Ltd. [F.No.11-88/2009-IA.III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves intake and out fall facilities for the Coal Based Thermal Power Plant near Pipavav Port, Village Bherai, Taluka Rajula, Distrcit Amereli. Pipavav Energy Private Limited (PEPL), a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) promoted by Videocon Industries Ltd (VIL) is implementing a 2X600 MW imported coal based thermal power project, using sub- critical technology, near village Bherai, Taluka Rajula, District Amreli, Gujarat. Project is a about 4 km away from the Pipavav Port. Coal will be imported through the Pipavav Port.

 

          Induced draft cooling towers with COC of 1.3 shall be installed as per MOEF guidelines. The make up sea water requirement for the cooling towers is estimated at 13500 cubic meters per hour and would be sourced from the Arabian Sea, located at about 5 km from the project site. 10500 cubic meters per hour of water will be discharged back to the sea at a location as recommended by NIO. The discharge will be through 4 nos of ports of 0.36 m diameter. As per the model study, the discharge will attains ambient temperature and salinity within 50 m distance from the discharge. PEPL is setting-up a desalination plant to meet its fresh water requirements. The power from the project would be evacuated on 400 kV double circuit transmission lines.

 

          Mitcon, Pune has prepared the EIA report. Public hearing was conducted on 11th July 2008 and the EAC of MOEF recommended proposal for Environment Clearance on 12.12.2009 for setting up of Thermal Power Plant.

 

          NIO prepared the CRZ map, indicating LTL, HTL, CRZ area, Project location and associated facilities and the Rapid Marine EIA report.  Forest & Environment Department of Govt of Gujarat has recommended project for CRZ clearance vide its letter of 4th December’ 2009.

 

          During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 Sufficient dilution shall be ensured to meet the ambient parameters within 50 m. distance.

(ii)              Independent monitoring of marine water quality including temperature and salinity at the outfall shall be undertaken through a authorized agency.

(iii)            Filters in the way of extruders shall be provided at the intake point to prevent fishes entering in to the system. 

(iv)             Regular monitoring especially for temperature and salinity shall be carried out at disposal site and six monthly report shall be submitted to the Ministry.

(v)                All the recommendations of EIA and DMP shall be strictly complied with.

(vi)             Lighted buoys shall be provided at intake and out fall locations as an indicators.

 

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

 

3nd Day:  29th January, 2010:

 

4.19  CRZ Clearance for construction of Fish Landing Centre and other infrastructure facilities at Keezhakkari Village, Ramanthapuram District, Tamil Nadu by M/s. The Commissioner of Fisheries [F.No.11-118/2009-IA.III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves construction of Fish Landing Centre and other infrastructure facilities at Kanijrangudi, Ramanthapuram District. The infrastructure facilities envisaged and other activities proposed are as Berths, Slipway, Auction Hall & Market, Weighting plate form, Buyers Waiting Hall, Administrative Office, Cafeteria, Locker room, Utility/Electrical Room, Net mending shed, Fish drying platform, security room, chill room facility, Women self help group building, chill room, parking area, under ground sump, solid waste collection area, diesel storage area, sanitary/toilet facility, sewage treatment facility, approach and internal roads, water supply, Electrical supply and lighting, compound wall. The total project area is 0.9413 acres. TWAD Board will supply the required fresh water of 69 KLD per day. It is proposed to extract 27 KLD of sea water per day for fish washing and market cleaning. RCC wharf is proposed to along the beach front for a length of 144.75 mts and RCC approach & landing jetty have been planned for a total length of 133.25 mts. The project cost is Rs. 7.0336 crores.

 

          The site is falling in Coastal Regulation Zone – I (ii) – inter tidal zone and Coastal Regulation Zone – III, as per the HTL demarcation map furnished by the Institute of Remote Sensing, Anna University.

 

          The above details were placed before the 54th Meeting of Tamil Nadu State Coastal Zone Management Authority (TNCZMA), held on 28.10.2009 and recommend the proposal to MoEF.

 

          During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 Re-examine the water requirement and the wastewater generation since the water requirement seems to be on higher side.  Submit a water balance chart. 

(ii)              Re-examine the requirement of STP based on the re assessed waste quantity and submit the details. Compact package STP may be considered instead of conventional STP. No septic tank shall be provided.

(iii)            Submit the details of the solid waste including fish waste and disposal both solid and liquid wastes.

(iv)             Explore the possibilities of providing the additional social welfare measures to the fishermen in future.

 

          Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations is to the satisfaction of the committee, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.

 

4.20  CRZ Clearance for construction of Fish Landing Centre and other infrastructure facilities at Nagore village, Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu by Ms/. The Commissioner of Fisheries [F.No.11-119/2009-IA.III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves construction of Fish Landing Centre and other infrastructure facilities at Nagore village, Nagapattinam District. The infrastructure facilities envisaged and other activities proposed are as Berths, Slipway, Auction Hall & Market, Weighting plate form, Buyers Waiting Hall, Administrative Office, Cafeteria, Locker room, Utility/Electrical Room, Net mending shed, Fish drying platform, security room, chill room facility, Women self help group building, chill room, parking area, under ground sump, solid waste collection area, diesel storage area, sanitary/toilet facility, sewage treatment facility, approach and internal roads, water supply, Electrical supply and lighting, compound wall. The total project area is 8.40 acres. TWAD Board will supply the required fresh water of 41.4 cum per day. It is proposed to extract 13.2 cum of sea water per day for fish washing and market cleaning. As the wharf is proposed, capital dredging to an extent of 129054.20 cum is estimated and it is proposed to dump the dredged materials or utilized leveling during the construction of wharf walls. The project cost is Rs. 5.32 crores.

 

          The site is falling in Coastal Regulation Zone – I (ii) – inter tidal zone and Coastal Regulation Zone – III, as per the HTL demarcation map furnished by the Institute of Remote Sensing, Anna University.

 

          The above details have been placed before the 54th Meeting of Tamil Nadu State Coastal Zone Management Authority (TNCZMA), held on 28.10.2009 and the Authority has resolved to recommend the proposal to Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India.

 

          During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 Re-examine the water requirement and the wastewater generation since the water requirement seems to be on higher side.  Submit a water balance chart. 

(ii)              Re-examine the requirement of STP based on the re assessed waste quantity and submit the details. Compact package STP may be considered instead of conventional STP. No septic tank shall be provided.

(iii)            Submit the details of the solid waste including fish waste and disposal both solid and liquid wastes.

(iv)             Explore the possibilities of providing the additional social welfare measures to the fishermen in future.

 

          Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations is to the satisfaction of the committee, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.

 

4.21  CRZ Clearance for construction of Fish Landing Center and other infrastructure facilities at Threspuram village of Thoothukkudi District, Tamil Nadu by M/s. The Commissioner of Fisheries [F.No.11-120/2009-IA.III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves construction of Fish Landing Center and other infrastructure facilities at Threspuram village of Thoothukkudi District. The infrastructure facilities envisaged and other activities proposed are as Berths, Auction Hall & Market, Weighting plate form, Buyers Waiting Hall, Administrative Office, Cafeteria, Locker room, Utility/Electrical Room, Net mending shed, Fish drying platform, security room, chill room facility, Women self help group building, chill room, parking area, under ground sump, solid waste collection area, diesel storage area, sanitary/toilet facility, sewage treatment facility, approach and internal roads, water supply, Electrical supply and lighting, compound wall. The total project area is 10 acres. It is indicated TWAD Board will supply the required fresh water of 115 cum per day. It is proposed to extract 32.66 cum of sea water per day for fish washing and market cleaning. The project cost is Rs. 4.76 crores.

 

          The site is falling in Coastal Regulation Zone – I (ii) – inter tidal zone and Coastal Regulation Zone – III, as per the HTL demarcation map furnished by the Institute of Remote Sensing, Anna University.

 

          The above details have been placed before the 54th Meeting of Tamil Nadu State Coastal Zone Management Authority (TNCZMA), held on 28.10.2009 and the Authority has resolved to recommend the proposal to Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India.

 

          During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 Re-examine the water requirement and the wastewater generation since the water requirement seems to be on higher side.  Submit a water balance chart. 

(ii)              Re-examine the requirement of STP based on the re assessed waste quantity and submit the details. Compact package STP may be considered instead of conventional STP. No septic tank shall be provided.

(iii)            Submit the details of the solid waste including fish waste and disposal both solid and liquid wastes.

(iv)             Explore the possibilities of providing the additional social welfare measures to the fishermen in future.

 

          Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations is to the satisfaction of the committee, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.

 

4.22  CRZ Clearance for construction of Fish Landing Centre and other infrastructure facilities at Annamalaicherry village Tiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu by M/s. The Commissioner of Fisheries, [F.No.11-121/2009-IA.III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves construction of Fish Landing Centre and other infrastructure facilities at Annamalaicherry village Tiruvallur  District. The infrastructure facilities envisaged and other activities proposed are as Berths, Slipway, Auction Hall & Market, Weighting plate form, Buyers Waiting Hall, Administrative Office, Cafeteria, Locker room, Utility/Electrical Room, Net mending shed, Fish drying platform, security room, chill room facility, Women self help group building, chill room, parking area, under ground sump, solid waste collection area, diesel storage area, sanitary/toilet facility, sewage treatment facility, approach and internal roads, water supply, Electrical supply and lighting, compound wall. The total project area is 1.71 Ha. It is indicated that the quantity of effluent generation and sewage from the project shall be 28.8 KLD and 34.02 KLD respectively. The activity includes dredging of existing 1 km long, 20 m wide channel for approach and dredging of existing 450 mts long, 30 mts wide channel for boat parking to the required depth. As the wharf is proposed capital dredging to an extent of 43963.80 cum is estimated. The dredged materials will be dumped behind the wharf walls and within the site area. The project cost is Rs. 4.72 crores.

 

          The site is falling in Coastal Regulation Zone – I (ii) – inter tidal zone and Coastal Regulation Zone – III, as per the HTL demarcation map furnished by the Institute of Remote Sensing, Anna University.

 

          The above details have been placed before the 54th Meeting of Tamil Nadu State Coastal Zone Management Authority (TNCZMA), held on 28.10.2009 and the Authority has resolved to recommend the proposal to Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India

 

          During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 Re-examine the water requirement and the wastewater generation since the water requirement seems to be on higher side.  Submit a water balance chart. 

(ii)              Re-examine the requirement of STP based on the re assessed waste quantity and submit the details. Compact package STP may be considered instead of conventional STP. No septic tank shall be provided.

(iii)            Submit the details of the solid waste including fish waste and disposal both solid and liquid wastes.

(iv)             Explore the possibilities of providing the additional social welfare measures to the fishermen in future.

 

          Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations is to the satisfaction of the committee, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.

 

4.23  CRZ Clearance for construction of Fish Landing Centre and other infrastructure facilities at Periathalai Village, Sattankulam Taluk, Thoothukkudi District, Tamil Nadu by M/s. The Commissioner of Fisheries [F.No.11-124/2009-IA.III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves construction of Fish Landing Centre and other infrastructure facilities at Periathalai Village, Sattankulam taluk, Thoothukkudi District. The infrastructure facilities envisaged and other activities proposed are as Berths, Auction Hall & Market, Weighting plate form, Buyers Waiting Hall, Administrative Office, Cafeteria, Locker room, Utility/Electrical Room, Net mending shed, Fish drying platform, security room, chill room facility, Women self help group building, chill room, parking area, under ground sump, solid waste collection area, diesel storage area, sanitary/toilet facility, sewage treatment facility, approach and internal roads, water supply, Electrical supply and lighting, compound wall. The total project area is 10 acres. It is indicated TWAD Board will supply the required fresh water of 115 cum per day. It is proposed to extract 32.66 cum of sea water per day for fish washing and market cleaning. The project cost is Rs. 4.76 crores.

 

          The site is falling in Coastal Regulation Zone – I (ii) – inter tidal zone and Coastal Regulation Zone – III, as per the HTL demarcation map furnished by the Institute of Remote Sensing, Anna University.

 

          The above details have been placed before the 54th Meeting of Tamil Nadu State Coastal Zone Management Authority (TNCZMA), held on 28.10.2009 and the Authority has resolved to recommend the proposal to Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India.

 

          During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 Re-examine the water requirement and the wastewater generation since the water requirement seems to be on higher side.  Submit a water balance chart. 

(ii)              Re-examine the requirement of STP based on the re assessed waste quantity and submit the details. Compact package STP may be considered instead of conventional STP. No septic tank shall be provided.

(iii)            Submit the details of the solid waste including fish waste and disposal both solid and liquid wastes.

(iv)             Explore the possibilities of providing the additional social welfare measures to the fishermen in future.

 

          Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations is to the satisfaction of the committee, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.

 

4.24  Finalization of ToR for the development of Iron Ore Export Terminal at West of breakwater at Mormugao Port by M/s. Mormugao Port Trust [F.No.11-127/2009-IA.III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves development of Iron Ore Export Terminal at West of breakwater at Mormugao Port.  Presently, Port has six operational berths viz. 5 & 6 for coal and general cargo, 8 for liquid bulk, 9 for iron ore, 10 & 11 are general cargo. Private Shipyard is operating at berth No. 1, 2 & 3. Newly constructed berth 4 is non-cargo and berth 7 is mechanized coal terminal.

 

          The present proposal will be at West of Breakwater which falls within notified port limit. The proposal involves the construction of breakwater of 620 mts length and 230 mts long mole. Other facilities include a berth of about 300 mts length for iron ore loading, 2 barge unloading jetties, equipments like ship loaders, stackers cum re-claimers, barge un loaders and wagon tippling system. Water area about 35 acres is proposed to be reclaimed. Capital dredging is required to attain (-) 14 .10 m depth and estimated dredge material is about 0.7 Mcum which will be used for reclamation.

 

          A combination of dry fog and sprinkling systems to eliminate an possibility of dust pollution is proposed. The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 721.00 crores.

 

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

 

(i)                 Submit the details of complaint/objection raised against the further development of Mormugao port along with the comments.

(ii)              Submit a copy of recommendation of State Coastal Zone Management Authority.

(iii)            Submit the compliance to the conditions of EC, along with valid consent orders.

(iv)             Submit the details of the impact on traffic due to the above development.

(v)                The hydro-dynamic studies shall be undertaken to indicate that the expansion activities of the existing port shall not have significant impact to the shoreline abetting the project and has no significant impact on the ecologically sensitive areas along the stretch.  Examine and submit details.

(vi)             Marine water quality monitoring shall include monitoring of Hexavalent chromium, arsenic, phenols, Zinc, and iron.

(vii)           Examine the protection to the proposed railway line adjacent to coast

(viii)        Submit the details of additional maintenance dredging

(ix)            Submit the details on Risk Assessment and DMP including for Safety and Health.

(x)               Study splash impact on the reclamation for backwater.

(xi)            Additional maintenance dredging should be re-examined.

(xii)          Safety and health issues.

(xiii)       Disaster Management Plan and Emergency Evacuation Plan.

(xiv)         Examine and submit details of air quality monitoring as per the notification dated 16th November, 2009.

 

          Member Secretary informed that there was a complaint objecting the proposed project.  Further, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Goa has written to Hon’ble Prime Minister opposing further development of Mormugao Port due to some local resistance. The Chairman of Mormuga Port informed that a response was sent in the above reference to the State/Central Govt. and copies of the reference shall be made available to the Committee/ Ministry.

 

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

 

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

 

4.25  CRZ Clearance for sustainable Coastal Protection Project at Mirya Bay, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra by M/s. Maharashtra Maritime Board [F.No.11-129/2009-IA.III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves construction of three offshore reefs as sand retention structure at Mirya Bay, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. The goal is solve the severe coastal erosion within the embayment thereby providing security to property owners and business whilst protecting the fragile environment. The fishing and the commercial harbours to the south of the bay have been built up over the years with little consideration towards sediment processes with in the bay. Mira bay would not be eroding if anthropogenic pressure from development had not occurred.

 

          The proposal also involves extension of western breakwater by 150 m and northern by 650 m. Reef will be constructed using zeotextile bags of 28 m long and 2.4 meters. Beach nourishment for 1.25 km long behind the reef will be provided and the sand requirement of 450,000 Cum. The total area envisaged for setting up of project is 0.54 ha. The project is located at latitude 70o00’10” to 17o01’38” N and longitude 73o16’94” to 73o16’58” E. The total cost of the project is Rs.72 crores.

 

          MCZMA has recommended the project vide letter No. MCZMA 2009 /CR.133/TC.3, dated 25.09.2009.

 

          During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 Periodical monitoring of the shoreline changes shall be monitored and submitted.

(ii)              It would have to be ensured that sand coming from the river is driven south and the natural bypassing occurs more effectively.  It is suggested that the effects on navigation through the entrance be examined by model studies, in order to ensure that the measure does not affect the existing traffic.

(iii)            Construction of off-shore multipurpose artificial soft reefs to hold the proposed nourishment in place be kept in abeyance till total sediment budget studies with monsoon and fair season conditions are carried out, in order to ensure that the problem or beach erosion is not transferred to the southern beaches. The construction methodology and cost estimates also needs to be worked out carefully before going ahead with this scheme.

 

          Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations is to the satisfaction of the committee, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.

         

4.26  CRZ Clearance for reconstruction on plot bearing no. 741, Worli Division, by Mrs. Lyia cyrus gazder and Mrs. Meher A.R. Singh, South Ward, Mumbai [F.No.11-132/2009-IA.III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves reconstruction on plot bearing no. 741, Worli Division, South ward, Mumbai. The structure is situated on plot admeasuring 2046.00 sqm, which is in CRZ-II area on the landward side of the existing road. The reconstruction is proposed with FSI of 1.33 and the proposed structure will comprise of basement + stilt + 23 upper floors. Height of the building will be 97 m. The water requirement will be 11 KLD (90 nos.), and the wastewater will be about 8.5 KLD which will be treated and reused for flushing and gardening. Solid Wastes of 40 kg/day. The total parking spaces proposed are for 54. Total cost of the project is Rs.17.6 crores.

 

          The MCZMA has recommended the proposal. The plot falls under CRZ-II. Construction should be carried out strictly as per the FSI permissible in & provisions of Development Control Rules, 1967, provisions of CRZ Notification. NOC of high rise commission will be required for the proposed construction.

 

          During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 The plans and other details submitted are unsigned.  A copy of the details and plans duly signed by the project proponent and consultants shall be submitted to the Ministry.

(ii)              All the conditions stipulated by the MCZMA shall be strictly complied. 

 

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

 

4.27  CRZ Clearance for construction of a residential building on plot bearing CTS No. 967 of village Juhu, at Juhu Tara Road, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai by M/s. K. Raheja Corp. Pvt. Ltd. [F.No.11-133/2009-IA.III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves construction of a residential building on plot bearing CTS No. 967 of village Juhu at Juhu Tara Road, Vile Parle (W) Mumbai. The building is on the seaward side of the existing road. The reconstruction is proposed on the landward side of the plinth of existing structure. Total area of the plot is 2,247.4 sqm. The existing building is ground + 2 upper floors, which is proposed to be demolished and a new building will consist basement +  stilt + 7 floors. Water requirement will be 17 KLD and the wastewater generation will be about 13.6 KLD which will be discharged into Municipal sewer. Total car parking spaces proposed are for 33 cars. The estimated quantity of debris will be 1630 Cum and will be disposed in the MCGM identified site. The cost of the proposed construction is Rs. 25.10 crores.

 

          The MCZMA has informed that as per the details submitted the present structure exists on the plot since 01.04.1963 as per the building assessment record. MCZMA has recommended the proposal. The plot falls under CRZ-II.

 

          During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 Construction shall be carried out strictly as per the provisions of CRZ Notification, 1991 and Development Control Rules, 1967.

(ii)              No construction shall be carried out on the seaward side of the existing plinth.

(iii)            The permissibility of FSI shall be as per the provisions of the Development Control Rules, 1967.

 

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

 

4.28  Finalization of TOR for expansion of Airport, Hyderabad by M/s. GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. [F.No.11-1/2010-IA.III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for the expansion of some activities within the Airport at Hyderabad. GHIAL has obtained Environmental Clearance and consent for establishment for 12 million passengers per annum and also for cargo handling capacity of 1,00,000 TPA with in an area of 5494 Acres as mentioned in the reference with the list of activities viz. Airport terminal, Runways, taxi ways, aprons, Air traffic control tower with CNs and air traffic management facilities, Facilities for baggage handling, Cargo handling facilities, Passenger handling facilities, Aircraft maintenance hangers, Ground service equipment maintenance workshops, Fuel storage facilities, Flight catering centers.

 

          GHIAL now proposes to construct a Special handling terminal – 2592 sqm and a Passengers transport center – 1020 sqm. It is also proposed to enhance the cargo handling capacity from 1,00,000 TPA to 3,00,000 TPA. The enhanced cargo handling capacity require a small increase in infrastructure facilities like: Ware houses (Perishable goods, non perishable goods) 2 no’s of 5000 sqm, Cargo agents building – 3735.9 sqm and Additional cargo facility (Blue Dart) – 1425 sqm.  The total water requirement for terminal building will be 40 KLD and for SEZ project will be 2937.7 KLD. The power requirement will be for terminal building – 70 KWH and SEZ – 72 MW.

 

          GHIAL has also proposed to establish aviation SEZ within the premises of the airport on an area of 101.8 ha (251.85 acres) and proposed to establish aircraft maintenance hangers namely – Engine MRO, Component MFO and airframe MFO (already permitted under EC already obtained by GHIAL for the existing airport) along with administrative building of 1500 sqm, training centers – 5 no’s each of 2000 – 500 sqm built up areas, assembly units, supply chain center including incubation center with in the proposed Aviation SEZ. The estimated project cost is for Terminal building Rs. 15 crores and Aviation SEZ Rs. 166.76 Crores.

 

          The project was submitted for amendment of earlier Clearance issued which was put up for appraisal during the EAC in its 83rd meeting held on 21st – 23rd December, 2009. The Committee recommended that the project cannot be considered simply as an amendment to the earlier Clearance issued, but involves both, the expansion of the existing project as well as the development of a SEZ, which was not earlier part of the project. The proposal should be treated as a new project. The Committee suggested to the project proponent that they should submit draft TOR for the above project under Project / Activity 7(a) combined with 7(c) under EIA Notification, 2006. The project proponent submitted a draft TOR for finalization.

 

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

 

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

(ii)              Submit the compliance to the conditions of EC, Consent orders along with valid consent orders.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

          Proponent requested exemption of Public hearing, since the proposed activities are within the airport premises and no land acquisition is involved.  The public hearing was already conducted on 28.12.2002 for getting initial clearance for the development of the airport. There is no increase in passengers facility/nos. and the activities proposed under SEZ are not under Category ‘A’ or ‘B’.  

 

          The Committee considering all the issues recommended that public hearing may not be insisted upon as it was already conducted earlier and all the activities are within the airport complex.

         

          A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the EIA Notification, 2006.

 

4.29  Environmental and CRZ Clearance for development of four berths in Western Dock Arm in Mangalore Port Trust, Mangalore by M/s. New Mangalore Port Trust [F.No.11-2/2010-IA.III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal for development of four berths in Western Dock Arm in Mangalore Port Trust, Mangalore. The New Mangalore Port Trust has proposed to develop the Western Dock Arm consisting of 4 berths.  Accordingly the Port has applied for clearance on 31.05.2007.  The Expert Appraisal Committee in its meeting held on 22.8.2007 has suggested additional TOR for the preparation of EIA after exempting public hearing for the project and it was conveyed vide letter No.10-55/2007-IA-3 dated 5.09.2007. NMPT proposes to develop a dock arm having a length of 700 meters on one side and 625 meters on the other side and distance between the two quays at the mouth of the basin will be 250 meters tapering down to 225 meters.  The approximate length of each berth in the basin would be 300 – 350 meters.  An area of 110 acres of the Port land will be utilized for the project and the entire area is within the Port estate and has been declared as Port limits.  Out of 110 acres of land to be developed for this project an area of 50 acres will be required for creating basin as a water body. The existing land will be dredged to 15.4 meters deep for the proposed basin.  The dredged material will be disposed off in the existing dumping grounds which are located at 13 kms on south western side of the shore. It is expected that 3 million cubic meters of dredged material will be dumped in the existing dumping ground in a phased manner since the development of 4 berths is expected in phases. 

 

          In the past, the MoEF has cleared the construction of one berth out of 4 berths i.e. Berth No.15 vide Letter No.J-13011/23/96-1A-2(t) part dated 04.07.2007. The development and construction of balance three berths is proposed to be taken up within next three years.  The development of Berth No.18 is being developed as Container Terminal with a quay length of 300 meters and a back up area of 10.6 hectares and the proposal is in final stages of award.  The balance berths i.e. Berth No.16 & 17 will be developed as bulk and break bulk terminals after the completion of construction of Berth No.15 & 18. 

 

          TOR was finalized for 2 nos. of berths whereas the proposal is submitted for the construction of 4 berths. The EIA has been prepared for 4 berths and project proponent requested clearance for 4 berths.

 

          The Karnataka State Coastal Zone Management Authority (KSCZMA) in its meeting held on 27.11.2009 has considered the subject proposal for issuance of NOC for CRZ clearance.  The approval is awaited.

 

          During discussion, the following points emerged:

         

(i)                 Submit a copy of the recommendation of SCZMA, Karnataka.

(ii)              Submit the compliance to the conditions of EC, Consent orders along with valid consent orders

 

          Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations is to the satisfaction of the committee, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance

 

Additional items:

 

4.30  CRZ Clearance for development of a Hotel (Beach Resort) in Survey Nos. 129/1 130/1 130/2 130/3 130/4 130/5 131/1 131/2 137/3 of Arroism village at Mormugao, Taluka by M/s. Competent Automobiles Company Ltd. [F.No.16-1/2009-IA.III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves the construction of a five star beach resort on a plot area of 78,506.80 sq.m.  The total built up area proposed is 20,050.04 sq.m. (basement + ground + 1 floor). The total water requirement proposed is 1091 KLD (fresh water requirement will be 669 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 500 KLD.  The treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets - 114 KLD, AC cooling - 250 KLD, DG set cooling - 1 KLD and horticulture purposes - 57 KLD. Domestic waste generation during operation phase will be 0.33MT/day. Waste collection during construction and operation phase will be through waste segregation measures, optimum reuse and recycling mechanisms will be followed. There about 520 trees exist on site, of which 470 are coconut trees. In the proposed construction about 200 trees will be affected and about 400-500 trees will be planted. A green buffer and landscaped plan to improve visual quality and minimize the diffusion of noise and dust in the site area is proposed. Total parking provisions made are for 109 cars. The total cost of the project is 100 crores. 

 

The project proponent brought the following information to the notice of the Expert Appraisal Committee:

 

In pursuance to the directions of the Hon’ble High Court of Bombay at Goa, Panaji Bench in W.P. No. 422 of 1998 and W.P.No.99 of 1999 dated 13.10.2006; the GCZMA is not processing any application of hotels/beach resorts projects in CRZ area of Goa. However, the project proponent has obtained orders from the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in SLP(C) No. 6229 of 2007 and SLP(C) No. 5400 of 2007 dated 07.04.2008, regarding the above project. Based on the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court, GCZMA in its 46th meeting held on 13.11.2008 has decided to forward the project to MoEF for its perusal and decision at their end for the issue of Environmental Clearance. According to the High Court orders, even after the issue of Clearance, the applicant will have to get the permission from the High Court for final orders. 

 

As per the CRZ Notification, 1991, the project falls within CRZ-III area 20,017.77 sq.m. (0 mts to 200 mts.) and area 58,489.03 sq.m. (200-500 mts.).

 

The project was put up for appraisal earlier in the Expert Committee meeting held on 12th - 14th March, 2009 and 20th - 22nd – July 2009, wherein the Committee recommended the proposal for issue of CRZ Clearance.

 

Member Secretary informed that Ministry has asked to call the other respondent before the Expert Appraisal Committee – M/s. Goa Foundation, if they have any issues to be put up as per the orders of the Hon’ble Supreme Court and the Member Secretary of Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority.  A communication was sent to both of them. 

 

During the 83rd EAC meeting held on 21st – 23rd December, 2009 at Mumbai, a letter of Member Secretary, Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority dated 14th December, 2009 was discussed. The representatives of M/s. Competent Automobiles said that they have already submitted all the details regarding the project and also regarding the Hon’ble Supreme Court order.  No representative from M/s. Goa Foundation was present in the meeting nor sent any communication about any issues. 

 

Ministry received a communication dated 11.01.2010 by fax from M/s. Goa Foundation requesting to issue a fresh notice sufficiently in advance so that they can make the effort to attend the EAC meeting.

 

Accordingly, the proposal was put up again in the 84th EAC meeting held on 27th – 29th January, 2010 in which no representative from M/s. Goa Foundation attended the meeting, but they have sent a representation dated 27th January, 2010 enclosing a copy of the letter of 8th May, 2008 regarding objections to grant environmental clearance for Competent Automobile Resorts Project at Goa.  In their letter, they have mentioned that as per the order and judgment passed by the Bombay High Court in W.P. No. 422 and MCA No.541/2009, no license or permission shall be granted for any project in CRZ-III anywhere in the State of Goa till all the open plots available for construction of hotels are identified and the State Govt. has framed appropriate policy / regulation for utilization thereof. 

 

          The representatives of M/s. Competent Automobiles clarified that they have submitted the proposal for obtaining prior CRZ Clearance as per the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court. Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority has already examined and submitted the details in the above case in the Hon’ble Supreme Court and M/s. Goa Foundation is unnecessarily delaying the matter whereas they were also one of the respondents in the Hon’ble Supreme Court and requested for CRZ Clearance. 

 

          During discussion, the Committee noted the following:

 

(i)                 The issues raised by M/s. Goa Foundation in their letter dated 8th May, 2008 require a detailed examination.

(ii)              The letter of Member Secretary, Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority dated 14th December, 2009 along with the affidavits and report submitted to Hon’ble Supreme Court should also be studied with reference to the issues raised by M/s. Goa Foundation.

(iii)            The orders passed by the Hon’ble High Court of Bombay at Goa, Panaji Bench in W.P. No. 422 of 1998 and W.P.No.99 of 1999 dated 13.10.2006 and orders of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in SLP(C) No. 6229 of 2007 and SLP(C) No. 5400 of 2007 dated 07.04.2008, are required to be kept in view. A copy of the High Court order which is not available in the file may be obtained.

(iv)             A factual report of the site needs to be obtained.

 

          The Committee deferred the proposal for the above reasons.

 

4.31  Development of Dahej SEZ at village Dahej, Taluka Vagra, District Bharuch, Gujarat by M/s. Dahez SEZ Ltd. (SPV of GIDC & ONGC) (No. 21-1084/2007-IA.III)

 

The project involves development of SEZ on a plot area of 1800 ha. (70 ha.  area is falling under CRZ.)  It is proposed to develop industrial plots on a plot area of 1404 ha.; Port related area - 150 ha.; Roads - 92 ha.; Pipe line/power line corridors – 79 ha.; Amenities – 29 ha. and green spaces – 29 ha. The proposed complex will have industries for petrochemical, synthetic-organic chemicals, industrial gas producing units, package units, shipbuilding/fabricating units, power generation units and other small chemical units. The total water requirement is about 85 MLD. The power requirement is 66 KV. Public hearing was conducted on 17th August 2007. Total cost of the project is Rs. 295 Crores.

 

          The Member Secretary informed that the project was recommended by the Expert Appraisal Committee for New Construction Projects and Industrial Estates and suggested that as some of the area of the project (70 hectares) falls under CRZ, the details submitted by the project proponent may be examined by the CRZ Committee of the Ministry, and a separate Clearance shall be obtained under CRZ provisions.

 

          M/s. Dahej SEZ Ltd. informed that there will not be any development in the 70 ha. area which falls within the CRZ area and said area would be kept open as of now and in future the area would be developed if necessary only after obtaining the specific permission from the competent authority under CRZ Notification.  Ministry has asked the project proponent to submit a copy of the CRZ map indicating HTL and other areas prepared by authorized agency superimposing the layout plan of the area and also to examine the impact of industries on the marine life.  The project proponent submitted a copy of the layout plan and in between Ministry also received a copy of the CRZ map directly from Space Application Centre, Ahmedabad. 

 

          Ministry asked to put up the proposal before the Expert Appraisal Committee in its 82nd meeting held on 23rd – 24th November, 2009 to examine the layout plan in the light of CRZ area and its impact on the marine life. Member Secretary put up the proposal along with the maps submitted by M/s. Dahej SEZ Ltd. and Space Application Centre, Ahmedabad. Representatives from M/s. Dahej SEZ Ltd. also made a presentation. 

 

          It was found that some of the plots of the layout plan are falling under CRZ, whereas M/s. Dahej SEZ Ltd. were claiming that the area is outside the CRZ and they were asked to revise the layout plan, deleting the CRZ area.

 

          M/s. Dahej SEZ Ltd. submitted a revised layout plan by deleting the CRZ area and requested for Environmental Clearance to the SEZ project. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee and suggested to include the following conditions:

 

(i)                 The project proponent shall exclude the portion of the plot area allotted to units which fall under CRZ area and no approval shall be given to them without obtaining prior CRZ/ Environmental Clearance.

(ii)              Fresh demarcation of HTL/LTL lines and CRZ area shall be undertaken through one of the authorized agencies identified by the MoEF shall be undertaken.

(iii)            Separate CRZ Clearance shall be obtained by M/s. Dahej SEZ Ltd. for the area falling under CRZ.

(iv)             M/s. Dahej SEZ Ltd. shall issue directions to all the allottees, whose plots are affected partly under CRZ Notification to obtain necessary clearance after getting the recommendation from the State Coastal Zone Management Authority.

 

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

 

5.      Recommended proposals

 

          In the light of Ministry’s circular F.No. J-11013/41/2006-IA-II(1) dated December 8, 2006 regarding recommendations of the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) after appraisal of Development projects, following proposals, in which Committee had earlier recommended the project for Environmental Clearance, subject to satisfactory compliance of some observations were put up with their replies and details submitted by them.

 

5.1  Construction of Group housing  residential complex “Pearl Paradise”  at village Dhoran Khas, Pargana Prava Dun, Dehradun by  M/s. PGF Ltd ( 21-864/2007-IA.III)

                  

          The Member-Secretary briefed the committee regarding project proposal which was considered in the 33rd meeting and decision was deferred. The committee had requested the project proponent to provide parking plan, obtain permission to use the ground water, details of rain water harvesting, details of energy conservation, plan for green belt, seismic and disaster mitigation measures etc. The committee discussed the document and information given by the project proponent. The Committee requested the project proponent to provide certificate from the CBRI for seismic and structural safety of the buildings and letter from Jalsanthan for supplying required water. Subject to that the committee awarded silver grading and recommended for environmental clearance.

 

          The project proponent submitted the Geo-physical investigation report and certificate from CBRI, Roorkee.

 

          The details were discussed and the Committee recommends the project for Environmental Clearance and awards “Silver” grading to the project.

 

5.2           Construction of Integrated township project at Village Danda Lakhond & Danda Nuriwala, Dehradun, Uttranchal by M/s. Prateek Resorts (F.No.21-978/2007-IA.III)

                  

The Member-Secretary briefed the Committee regarding project proposal which was considered in the 30th meeting and decision was deferred. The Committee had requested the project proponent to provide certificate from dept of earth sciences for structural and seismic safety of buildings, approval of Ground water authority and Dehradun- Missouri Development Authority. The Committee had also suggested to increase parking, provide design of RWH recharge system and to submit plan to achieve zero discharge by recycling treated wastewater. The document and information given by the project proponent were discussed with the project proponent. The Committee requested the project proponent to provide certificate from the CBRI for seismic and structural safety of the buildings and letter from Jalsansthan for supplying required quantity of water. Subject to that the Committee awarded silver grading and recommended for environmental clearance.

 

 The project proponent submitted the Geo-physical investigation report and certificate from CBRI, Roorkee. 

 

The details were discussed by the Committee and Committee recommends the project for Environmental Clearance and awards “Silver” grading to the project.

 

5.3           Construction of Residential apartments ‘MILROC Kadamba (Modenization)’ at Sy.No.21/2-D, Bainguinim, Tiswadi, Goa M/s. Mirloc Good Earth Property and Developers Pvt. Ltd. (Revised proposal) - (No:21-998/2007.IA.III)

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the Environmental Clearance was issued on 11.06.2008 for the construction of residential apartments and a Hotel on a plot area of 68,336.00 Sq.m. The total built-up area proposed was 64,881.89 Sq.m. It was proposed to construct 460 apartments (3 BR – 136 and 2 BR – 224) and a 148 rooms hotel. The total water requirement proposed was 497 KLD (fresh water requirement was 267 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed was 466 KLD. Treated waste water was to be used for flushing of toilets - 230 KLD, horticulture - 120 KLD, AC cooling - 82 KLD and car wash – 10 KLD.  Total solid waste generation 1.12 Ton/day + STP sludge – 22.11 Kg/day. The power requirement was 2306 KW.  The total parking spaces proposed were for residential use 584 cars and for hotel 150 cars + 6 buses/coaches. Total cost of the project was Rs. 100.00 Crores.

 

          The revised proposal involves the construction of residential apartments only and the Hotel proposal was deleted from the project. The total built-up area proposed is 74,376.82 Sq.m. The complex will have 454 apartments (3 BR – 128 and 2 BR – 326) shops and club house. The total water requirement is 344 KLD (fresh water requirement is 229 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 311 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets - 115 KLD, horticulture - 130 KLD, metro parks – 27 KLD and car wash – 24 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 1.08 MT/day + STP sludge – 15.55 Kg/day. The power requirement is 2698.49 KW. The total parking spaces proposed are for residential use 699 cars (GF – 616 & surface – 83) and 115 two wheelers. Total cost of the project is reduced to Rs. 82.00 Crores.

 

          The proposal was put up for consideration in the 76th EAC meeting held on 20th November, 2009.  The Committee asked some information. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed and suggested to include the following condition:

 

(i)                 The proposed construction shall use the local architectural motives in the front view / elevation and in the gates, etc. to match with the surrounding architecture.

 

          The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental Clearance with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent and awards “Silver” grading to the project.

 

5.4    Construction of residential apartments complex “Oceanus Maple” at Sy. No. 208/6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 211/10, 212/13 and 212/17 of North Thrikkakara village, Kalamassery Municipality in Kanayannur Taluka, Ernakulam District, Kerala by M/s. Oceans Estates India Pvt. Ltd. (No:21-303/2008-IA.III)

 

As presented by the project proponent, the project involves construction of residential complex “Oceanus Maple” on a plot area of 10818.04 Sq m. The total built-up area is 32,232.27 Sq m. It is proposed to construct 163 apartments (2 BR – 48, 3 BR – 113 and 4 BR – 2) in basement + ground + first floor & 22 floors in 1 block.  The total water requirement is 121.5 KLD (fresh water requirement is 62.75 KLD).  The capacity of STP proposed is 103 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets 36.45 KLD, horticulture 14.30 KLD, balance of 36.73 KLD will be disposed into sewer. Total solid waste generation will be 405 Kg/day (bio-degradable – 243 Kg/day and non-bio-degradable - 162 Kg/day). The power requirement is 2130 KVA.  The total parking spaces proposed are for 310 cars (Basement – 100, ground floor – 69, first floor – 36 and open – 105) + 20 two wheelers. Total cost of the project is Rs. 29.36 Crores.

 

          The proposal was put up for consideration in the 64th EAC meeting held on 6th – 7th August 2008, 68th meeting held on 19th – 20th November, 2008 and again in the 73rd meeting held on 18th – 19th June, 2009 and again in the 74th meeting held on 22nd August, 2009. The Committee asked some information. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed and suggested to include the following condition:

         

(i)                 Supporting documents shall be submitted to the Ministry for the use of vertical access wind mills for power generation.

 

          The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental Clearance with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent and awards “Silver” grading to the project.

 

5.5    Construction of “Asset-Signature Homes” at Resurvey No. 243/4, Menumkulam Village, Kadinamkulam Panchayat, District Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala by M/s. Asset Homes Pvt. Ltd. (No. 21-315/2008-IA.III)

 

As per the presentation made by the proponent, the project involves construction of housing project “Asset Signature” on a plot area of 10,295.568 sq.m. The total built-up area is 52,731.867 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct 394 flats (2 BR – 394) in 6 towers consisting of Block 1 (G + 1 floor), Block 2 (G + 12 floors), Block 3 (G + 13 floors), Block 4 (G + 14 floors) and Blocks 5 & 6 (G + 15 floors).  The total water requirement is 270 KLD (fresh water requirement is 109 KLD).  The capacity of STP proposed is 150 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets - 42 KLD, horticulture and general washing - 65 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 788 Kg/day (bio-degradable waste – 591 Kg/day and Non-biodegradable waste – 197 Kg/day. The power requirement is 1822.42 KVA.  The total parking spaces proposed are for 439 ECS. Total cost of the project is Rs. 55.906 Crores.

 

          The proposal was put up for consideration in the 65th EAC meeting held on 4th – 5th September, 2008, wherein the project proponent requested for postponement.  On their request, the proposal was put up again for consideration in the 71st meeting held on 3rd March, 2009 and again in the 74th EAC meeting held on 22nd August, 2009. The Committee asked some information. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed.

 

          The Committee recommends the project for Environmental Clearance and awards “Silver” grading to the project.

 

5.6           Construction of Group housing “Seawinds” at Plot No.26, P.T. Sheet No.69, Vaddem, Vasco Da Gama, Goa by M/s. Susheela Homes & Properties Pvt. Ltd (No. 21-356/2008-IA.III)

 

As per the presentation made by the proponent, the project involves construction of a residential complex on a plot area of 25,252 Sq.m. The total built-up area is 26,110 Sq.m. 8 blocks (stilt + 5 floors) and 240 apartments (3 BR – 90, 2 BR – 125 & 1 BR – 25). The total water requirement is 181 KLD (for domestic purposes – 162 KLD and horticulture – 19 KLD).  Sewage will be discharged in the municipal sewers. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets - 54 KLD, gardening – 19 KLD.  Total municipal solid waste generation will be 600 Kg/day. The power requirement is 1520 KW.  The total parking spaces proposed are for 363 ECS. Total cost of the project is Rs. 28.95 Crores.

 

          The proposal was put up for consideration in the 67th EAC meeting held on 23rd – 24th October, 2008 and again in the 72nd meeting held on 15th April, 2009 and again in the 74th EAC meeting held on 22nd August, 2009.  The Committee asked some information. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed and suggested to include the following condition:

 

(i)                 The proposed construction shall use the local architectural motives in the front view / elevation and in the gates, etc. to match with the surrounding architecture.

 

          The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental Clearance with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent and awards “Silver” grading to the project.

 

5.7           Construction of Hotel-cum-apartments at survey no. 20/1, Village Chinnakanal Villakku, District Iddukki, Kerala by M/s. Panoramic Universal Ltd. (No:21-370/2008.IA.III)

 

As presented by the project proponent, the project involves construction of a 46 rooms hotel-cum-apartments on a plot area of 39, 886.18 Sqm. The total built-up area is 42,954 Sqm. It is proposed to construct 6 Apartments Blocks (54 apartments each), hotel, convention centre, gym & spa. The total water requirement is 372 KLD. The capacity of 2 STPs proposed are 243 KLD each. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets – 80.0 KLD, horticulture - 80 KLD, 71 KLD to be used for nearby agricultural fields. Total solid waste generation will be 1.0 MT/day. The power requirement is 3040 KVA. The total parking spaces proposed are for 187 ECS. Total cost of the project is Rs. 180 Crores.

 

          The proposal was put up for consideration in the 68th EAC meeting held on 19th – 20th November, 2008, wherein the project proponent requested for postponement.  On his request, the proposal was again put up for consideration in the 73rd meeting held on 18th – 19th June, 2009 and again in the 76th meeting held on 20th November, 2009. The Committee asked some information. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed and suggested to include the following condition:

 

(i)                 Necessary permission shall be obtained from Central Ground Water Authority for drawing of ground water.

 

          The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental Clearance with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent and awards “Silver” grading to the project.

 

5.8           Construction of Residential and Commercial development at Survey No. 13/C, 14/1-B, 15/1-B, Village Panelim, Taluk Tiswadi, Goa by M/s. Naiknavare Constructions Pvt. Ltd. (No:21-11/2009-IA.III)

 

As presented by the project proponent, the project involves construction of residential complex 3 BR, 2 BR, 1 BR apartments, bungalows and row houses (with amenities like cultural centre with an exhibition hall, retail shops and commercial office complexes) on a plot area of 1,63,325 Sq.m. The total built-up area proposed is 1,52,893.02 Sq.m. The total water requirement is 1588 KLD (fresh water requirement is 684 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 1015 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets - 444 KLD, horticulture - 277 KLD, AC cooling - 180 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 6339 Kg/day and STP sludge will be 152 Kg/day. The power requirement is 4843 KW. The total parking spaces proposed are for 2199 cars. Total cost of the project is Rs. 246.86 Crores.

         

          The proposal was put up for consideration in the 72nd EAC meeting held on 15th April, 2009 and again in the 76th meeting of EAC held on 20th November, 2009. The Committee asked some information. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed and suggested to include the following condition:

 

(i)                 The proposed construction shall use the local architectural motifs in the front view / elevation and in the gates, etc. to match with the surrounding architecture.

(ii)              The openings on the National Highway shall be minimized and prior necessary permission shall be obtained from National Highway Authority (NHAI/PWD) for taking entry/exit from the National Highway.

(iii)            The parking areas and circulation pattern of vehicles within the complex shall be planned in such a way that there shall not be any clash point.

(iv)             An MoU shall be signed with the local authority/municipal authority for use of access treated waste water into the parks.

 

          The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental Clearance with the above conditions in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent and awards “Silver” grading to the project.

 

5.9    Construction of Residential and Commercial Development at S.Nos.1643/2, 470/5, 1469/3, 1644/2, 1652/4, 1652/2, 1651/1, 1645, 1651/2, 1650/1, 1650/2, 1646/1, 1641/1, 1642/1 at Village Kodakara, Taluka Mukundapuram, District Trissur, Kerala by M/s. Phenomenal Health Care Services Ltd. (No.21-14/2009-IA.III)

 

As per the presentation made by the proponent, the project involves construction of residential and commercial development on a plot area of 71,054 Sq.m. The total built-up area is 2,49,930.21 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct 7 residential buildings of 1656 flats, 129 shops, 109 single bed & 73 double bed lodging facility and office floor with 91 offices. (Residential – B + 2 level stilt + podium + 17 floors/13 floors and stilt + 7 & 12 floors). The total water requirement is 1851 KLD (fresh water requirement is 846 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 1235 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets - 497 KLD, horticulture - 39 KLD, AC cooling - 444 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 5651 Kg/day. The power requirement is 22,914 KW.  The total parking spaces proposed are for 2004 cars + 3393 two wheelers + 35 buses. Total cost of the project is Rs. 439.94 Crores.

         

          The proposal was put up for consideration in the 72nd meeting held on 15th April, 2009 and again in the 74th meeting held on 22nd August, 2009, wherein the project proponent was present, but relevant documents were not circulated to the Expert Committee Members before the meeting.  The EAC deferred the project to the next meeting.  The proposal was taken up for discussion in the 75th meeting held on 6th – 7th October, 2009. The Committee asked some information. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed and suggested to include the following condition:

 

(i)                 Rainwater harvesting pits shall be at least 5 mts. above the depth of the highest ground water table. 

(ii)              Regular monitoring shall be carried out for groundwater quality.

 

          The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental Clearance with the above conditions in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent and awards “Silver” grading to the project.

 

5.10  Construction of Commercial-cum-Residential Building at Chalta No. 8, Pt Sheet-131, Margao City, Goa by M/s. Kurtarkar Real Estates (No:21-20/2009-IA.III) 

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the project involves construction of commercial-cum-residential building on a plot area of 8836 sq.mts. The total built-up area proposed is 26,960.81 sq.mts. The total water requirement 131 KLD (domestic water requirement is 100 KLD). It is proposed to connect the sewage system with the existing Municipal Sewer line. The power requirement is 946 KW. Total solid waste generation will be 0.390 MT/day. Total parking spaces proposed are for 303 cars. The total project cost is Rs. 25.00 Crores.

 

          The proposal was put up for consideration in the 74th EAC meeting held on 22nd August, 2009 and again in the 76th meeting held on 20th November, 2009. The Committee asked some information. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed and suggested to include the following condition:

 

(i)                 The proposed construction shall use the local architectural motives in the front view / elevation and in the gates, etc. to match with the surrounding architecture.

 

          The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental Clearance with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent and awards “Silver” grading to the project.

         

5.11  Construction of “Sheraton Chandigarh Hotel”, Commercial project at Industrial Area Phase-II, Chandigarh by M/s. Joy Hotel and Resorts Pvt. Ltd. (No:21-33/2009-IA.III)

 

The project involves construction of a 178 rooms Sheraton Chandigarh Hotel on a plot area of 8,941.91 Sq.m. The total built-up area is 37,651.26 Sq.m.(3 basements + G + 6). The total water requirement is 399 KLD (fresh water requirement is 212 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 240 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets – 38 KLD, horticulture – 7 KLD, AC cooling – 140 KLD.  Total solid waste generation will be 787.82 Kg/day. The power requirement is 1,975 KW. The total parking spaces proposed are for 356 ECS (surface – 49 and basement – 307). Total cost of the project is Rs. 210.00 Crores.

 

          The proposal was put up for consideration in 75th meeting held on 6th – 7th October, 2009. The Committee asked some information.  The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee and suggested to include the following conditions:

 

(i)                 Ground water quality shall be monitored monthly during the operation of the hotel.

(ii)              Operational monitoring of STP and WTP shall be provided on daily basis.

 

          The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental Clearance with the above conditions in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent and awards “Silver” grading to the project.

 

5.12  Construction of group housing at Re-Sy. No. 199/3-1, Block No.8 Village Kuttapuzha, Taluk Thiruvalla, District Patthanamthitta, Kerala by M/s. Ayles Properties and Developers Pvt. Ltd. (21-43/2009-IA.III)

 

As presented by the project proponent, the project involves development of Group Housing and Commercial on a plot area of 0.4996 ha. The total built-up area of the entire project is 21,862.04 Sq.m.  It is proposed to construct 136 units (2BR – 102 & 2BR + study – 34) in Ground + 18 floors. The total water requirement is 102.80 KLD.  (Fresh water requirement is 68.20 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 111 KLD. Treated water available is for flushing 34.60 KLD; landscaping 4 KLD, Supply to the nearby plantations 44.66 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 272 kgs/day. Total Connected Load during Operational phase from 884 KWH from State Electricity Board (KSEB). The total car parking provided is of 151 cars (GF – 109 & FF – 42) + 153 two wheelers (GF – 107 & FF – 46). Total cost of the project is Rs. 32.0 Crores.

 

          The proposal was put up for consideration in the 76th EAC meeting held on 20th November, 2009. The Committee asked for some information. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee, and found to be satisfactorily.

 

          The Committee recommends the project for Environmental Clearance and awards “Silver” grading to the project.

 

5.13  CRZ Clearance for additional FSI for Children’s Orthopaedic Hospital on Plot bearing CS No. 5/47 (pt), 47 (pt) of Lower Parel Division, comprising of Plot No.10 Hornbay Vellard Estate Scheme, Mumbai by M/s. Society for the Rehabilitation of Crippled Children (F.No. 11-106/2009-IA.III)

 

          The proposal is for the development of Children Orthopedic Hospital on Plot bearing CS No. 5/47 (pt), 47 (pt) of Lower Parel Division, comprising of Plot No. 10 Hornbay Vellard Estate Scheme, Mumbai by M/s. Society for the Rehabilitation of Crippled Children. The plans for hospital building comprising of Ground + 5 upper floors are approved and IOD issued on 18.04.2007 and CC is issued on 07.08.2007. The work is at completion stage. As per the submitted amended plans for the extension of Children’s Orthopedic Hospital building, the proposed building will comprise of 2 tire Basement + Ground floor + 5 upper floors. The total area of proposed building is 7352.80 sqm. and the total cost of the proposed project is Rs. 60,41,736.00 i.e. more than Rs. 5 crores.

 

          Proposed reconstruction of the Hospital should be as per the sanctioned DC regulations, 1967 and clarification given by MoEF vide letters dated 08.09.1998 and 18.08.2006 and as per the letter approval to CZMP dated 19.01.2000. MCZMA has recommended the proposal vide letter No. MCZMA 2009/CR 71/TC.3, dated 04.06.2009.

 

          The proposal was put up for appraisal in the 82nd EAC meeting held on 23rd - 24th November, 2009 and the additional points are raised.  The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee and it was suggested to include the following condition:

 

(i)                 The Solid waste /debris and excess earth shall be disposed in the approved disposal site.

(ii)              The proposed reconstruction of the hospital shall be as per the sanction DC Regulations, 1967 and clarification issued by Ministry vide letters dated 08.09.1998 and 18.08.2006 and as per the letter of approval to CZMP dated 19.01.2000.

 

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

 

5.14  CRZ clearance for Py-1, block development project for production at onshore processing plant at village Pilliaperumalnauttur Tharangamballi in Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu by M/s. Hindustan Oil Exploration Company Ltd. [F. No. 11-103/2009-IA.III]

 

          The proposal is for laying of pipeline from their Py-1, block development project for the production at onshore processing plant at village Pilliaperumalnauttur Tharangamballi in distt. Nagapattinam. It is proposed to provide a pipeline of about 57 km from the offshore platform to the on shore plant. The total pipeline length is 588 meters pass through CRZ. Pipeline wall thickness is 12.7 mm with 3 mm corrosion allowance. Duration of laying of pipeline will be 25 days. The pipeline will be buried 2 to 2.5 m below the Ground level. There are no mangroves, corals reefs or ecologically sensitivity environment. The onshore processing plant is proposed to be situated outside CRZ.  Environmental Clearance was obtained from Ministry of Environment and Forests for Gas exploration after EIA, Risk Assessment & public hearing. HTL/LTL demarcation was carried out for the site by Anna University. The total area envisaged for setting up of project is 1.175 ha. 

 

          The proposal was put up for appraisal in the 82nd EAC meeting held on 23rd - 24th November, 2009 and the additional points are raised.  The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee and it was suggested to include the following condition:

 

(i)                 All recommendation of EMP, DMP shall be strictly complied with.

 

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

 

5.15  Environmental Clearance for the development of an All Weather Direct Berthing Port at Arjeepalli, Ganjam District, Orissa by M/s. Gopalpur Ports Limited [F.No.10-12/2009-IA-III]

 

          The project involves the development of all weather direct berthing port on an area of 160 ha. towards the south of existing minor port. In order to provide tranquility conditions, two breakwaters are proposed. The north side breakwater is 450 m length and extends upto (-14) m contour. The south breakwater is aligned with the existing trestle for a length of 206 m and extends to (-8) m contour. For the construction of breakwater, granite quarries located in Painotori village in Sindur Moza at 26 km from the port and in Masoor Kota village in Gopalpur on sea Moza at 12 km from port will be sourced. The total bridging in the initial stage is estimated to be 10 million cu mts. A waterfront of length 2 km along shoreline is available for the berthing area in front of the berths. This area is to be dredged to a depth of (-) 14 m from 60000 DWT vessels, a turning circle of diameter 550 m is provided with a depth of (-) 15m. A 250 m wide approach channel is provided with a depth of (-) 15 m. A total of 6 numbers of berths area planned each having a length of 280 m and breath of 30 m. The berths consist of RCC slab and beam arrangement supported on pile foundation. An area of 150 ha is available directly behind the berths for back up area. The entire necessary infrastructure of the progress of the port is planned in the backup area. The backup area accommodates port facilities, railroad, power & energy, telecommunication and environmental infrastructure. The above project will handle 20 million tons of cargo.  The water will be obtained from Heumari Tampra Natural Reservoir for the construction and operation of the port. The total cost of the project is Rs. 1,235 crores.

 

          The project attracts Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 1991.The proposal was earlier considered by the EAC in its 55th meeting held on 19th - 21st July 2007, wherein the Committee finalized the additional TOR including to conduct a Public hearing. The proponent has informed that, in addition to the earlier project, a Coast Guard jetty and Oil jetty were also proposed and prepared EIA Report as per TOR finalized by the Committee.  The Public Hearing was conducted on 19th August, 2008. 

 

          The proposal was put up for consideration in the 74th meeting held on 12th - 14th March 2009 and again in the 75th meeting held on 23rd - 24th April, 2009. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee and it recommends the project for the issue of Environmental clearance under EIA Notification, 2006.

 

          Meantime, there was a complaint from a Member, National Board for Wild life, forwarded by DIG, Wildlife Division,  regarding likely impact on the sea turtles due to the project . The issue has been referred to OCZMA for their comments. The Orissa Coastal Zone Management Authority stated that a committee comprising some members of the Authority along with the representatives of Wildlife Institute of India and Eastern Regional Office of MoEF, PCCF (Wildlife) and Chief Wildlife Warden, Orissa visited the proposed site of the port as well as turtle rookery area near Rusikulya and submitted following suggestions/ recommendations to the OCZMA.

         

(i)                 Expert opinion of the process of erosion and accretion.

(ii)              Illumination by port Authority to minimize the impact on turtles.

(iii)            Use of turtle deflectors.

(iv)             Kind of monitoring protocol.

(v)                Steps for least disturbance from November to May.

(vi)             Scientific study on benthic flora & fauna due to operation of vessel traffic.

 

          Further it is stated that the report was discussed in the meeting of OCZMA on 17.09.2009. A sub-committee of OCZMA also visited the project site on 11.05.2009 and submitted a report on status of construction and provision of alternative livelihood to the local fishermen communities. Based on the above, the OCZMA has recommended the project for clearance.

 

          The committee after deliberation suggested to include the following conditions:

 

(i)                 The erosion and accretion of the shore line shall be monitored regularly

(ii)              Necessary measures shall be evolved to minimize the impact on turtles due to Illumination and especially from November to May.

(iii)            Turtle deflectors shall be used.

(iv)             The impact on the turtles shall be monitored once in six month including the breeding periods and report be submitted to the Ministry.

(v)                All the suggestions/recommendations made by Orissa Coastal Zone Management Authority shall be strictly complied with.

 

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

 

5.16  CRZ Clearance for laying of the cross country underground pipeline from KPSL Viramgam to Kandla for the transportation of the petroleum product for export by M/s. Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (F.No.11-107/2009-IA.III)

 

          The proposal involves laying of the cross country underground pipeline from KPSL Viramgam to Kandla for the transportation of the petroleum product for export by M/s. Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. The proposed branch pipeline would originate from the existing Koali Sanganer Pipeline (KSPL) at Viramgam. A new 217 km long 16 diameter under ground pipeline will be laid between their existing station facilities at Viramgam and Churwa( Distt: Kutchch). This pipeline section will be hooked up at Churwa and with 22 diameter 14 m long pipeline portions already existing between Churwa and Kandla. The branch pipeline will pass through Ahmedabad, Surendranagar, Rajkot 7 Kutch districts of Gujarat. The pipeline will transport petroleum product such as HSD, MS & SKO. The total pipeline passing the CRZ area is 9.1667 km long of 18 m corridor. The size of pipe will be 16 OD x 25 WT. The pipeline will cross the Hadakia creek of 1250 length and will be laid by Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD). The pipeline passes through wild life sanctuary in Gujarat and Clearance from National Wildlife Board is awaited. The Cost of the project will be Rs. 349 crore.

         

          The EAC in its 82nd meeting held 23rd-24th November, 2009 and the additional points are raised. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee and it was suggested to include the following condition:

 

(i)                 All recommendation of EMP, DMP shall be strictly complied with.

(ii)              Necessary permission/Clearances including forest clearance and clearance from NBWL shall be obtained.

(iii)            Necessary permission/NOC shall be obtained from railway authorities in respect of laying pipeline crossing the railway tracks.

 

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

  

5.17  CRZ Clearance for redevelopment and modernization of entire Esel Outdoor location Film Studio at plot bearing CTS No. 114,115,115/1-17 Village Turbe V.N. Purav Marg, Chembur by M/s. Esel Group. [F.No. 10-41/2009-IA.III]

 

          The proposal involves redevelopment and modernization of old structures existing in Film shooting studio. The plot area of the studio is 16,064.89 sq.m. and is situated in I2 (industrial zone) as per revised sanction Development Plan of M-ward approved by the Government. Total built up area 10,138.860 sq.m.  The proposal is to demolish all the existing old structures and to reconstruct 5 numbers of additional studio buildings accommodating additional 6 studios. All the studios shall be provided with acoustic treatment and shall be Air Conditioned. There will be arrangements for post production facilities also including dubbing, Folly Studio, Stereo Track, Laying background music, premix etc. The studio floors will be attached with computerized control rooms for film shooting along with arrangements for Live Telecast. The total water requirement is 100 KLD. The power requirement will be 287 KW. The estimated cost is Rs. 25.21 crore.

 

          The proposed structures are located in CRZ- II, on landward side of existing structures MCZMA in its 50th meeting held on 22.04.09 recommended the proposal for the issue of CRZ Clearance.

 

          The proposal was put up for consideration in the 77th EAC meeting held on 25th - 26th June, 2009 and again in the 78th EAC meeting held on 20th - 22nd July, 2009, wherein the project proponent requested for postponement. On their request, the proposal was put up again for consideration by EAC in its 79th meeting held 27th -28th August, 2009 and the additional points are raised. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed. 

 

          During discussion, the following points emerged: 

 

(i)                 Submit a copy of Disaster Management Plan and Risk Assessment Plan including Off Site and On Site Emergency Evacuation Plan.

 

          Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations is to the satisfaction of the committee, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.

 

5.18  CRZ Clearance for establishment of Vedanta University at Puri, Orissa by M/s. Anil Agarwal Foundation. [F.No.11-38/2009-IA.III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves establishment of a fully residential multi-disciplinary University having a capacity of 1 lakh students along with support facilities and township at Puri. The Project envisages construction of 2,73,68,959 Sq meters spread out over approximately 6,892 Acres in Puri, Orissa. The Government is in the final stages of transferring about 4,000 acres of land, acquired by it for the project. Balance land is in the process of being acquired by the Government of Orissa. The population expected to be housed within the campus is approximately 4.5 lakhs. Total water requirement during the operational phase will be 64200 KLD, the STP proposed is 51760 KLD, municipal waste generation will be 225 T per day. Final power requirement would be 530 MW. The total cost of project is approximately Rs. 15,000 crores. 

 

The Government of Orissa has given Permissive Possession of water bodies and allied areas (coming within the CRZ area) with the condition that no construction or discharge of waste water is allowed.

 

In March 2007, had applied to the MoEF for Environment Clearance and it was considered in the EAC in its 45th meeting in July 2007. The Orissa State Coastal Zone Management Authority has recommended the project for the issue of CRZ clearance vide letter dated 26.05.2009 reiterating some of the conditions of permissive possession..

 

          The Proposal was appraised again by EAC in its 78th meeting held on 20th to 22nd July, 2009. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed.  During discussion, the following point emerged:

 

(i)                 The layout plan of the complex has not been superimposed on the HTL/LTL map. Submit a copy of the superimpose map showing the CRZ and non-CRZ area including the activities proposed.

 

          Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observation is to the satisfaction of the committee, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.

 

5.19  Environmental and CRZ Clearance for the construction of Jetty and desalination plant at village Thumdi Akrimoti, District Kachchh by M/s. ABG Cement Ltd. [F.No.11-96/2009-IA.III]

 

            The proposal involves development of Captive Jetty at Kharo Creek near village Akri Moti in Kachch district of Gujarat for distribution of Cement from their proposed plant.  An area of 50 has been earmarked for captive jetty facilities i.e. belt conveyor, site packing plant and jetty out of the total 313 ha of land for the project. The optimize size of vessel operating at the proposed jetty would be 3000 DWT.  The total water requirement is about 38 cum/day. The sewage generated is normally taken as 80% of the total water requirement i.e. 31 cum/day.  The total cost of project estimated is Rs. 5.25 Million.

 

          The TOR was issued vide letter No.10-70/2007-IA.III, dated 10.09.2007 and public hearing was conducted on 14.10.2008. Govt. of Gujarat has recommended the proposal vide letter No. ENV-10-2009-1112-E, dated 29.09.2009.

 

          The EAC in its 82nd meeting held on 23rd - 24th November, 2009 and the additional points are raised. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee and it was suggested to include the following condition:

 

(i)                 Necessary permission shall be obtained Forest Department for the acquisition of forest land of 1.06 ha. (for jetty – 0.6 ha. and for approach road – 1.0 ha.)

(ii)              The marine water quality shall be monitored and report submitted to MoEF on a six monthly basis.

(iii)            Ambient monitoring shall include for RSPM of less than 2.5 micron also.

 

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

 

5.20  Amendment to the CRZ Clearance issued for setting up of 100 MLD seawater desalination plant on DBOOT basis for CMWSSB in Kattupalli Village, Ponneri Taluk, Tiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu by M/s. Chennai Water Desalination Ltd. (F.No.11-59/2005-IA-III]

 

          The issue of amendment to the CRZ clearance which was issued on 26.10.2006 was discussed by the EAC in its meeting held on 21st – 23rd December, 2009. After deliberation committee decided to recommend the issue of amendment with a condition that the reason for enhancing the diameter of the pipe from 1400 mm to 1600 mm should be obtained and informed to the Committee.

 

          The details submitted by the project proponent were informed to the Committee.

 

          The Committee recommends to amend the CRZ Clearance issued earlier on 26.10.2006.

 

5.21  Environmental Clearance for drilling of eight petroleum hydrocarbon wells in the existing Hazira field, District Surat, Gujarat by M/s. NIKO Resources Limited [F.No.10-96/2008-IA.III].

 

     The proposal is for the drilling of eight petroleum hydrocarbon wells within the existing Hazira field (drilling of six wells in Coastal Regulation Zone area and remaining two in onshore area). The exiting filed covers an area of 49.7316 sq km of which 27.0214 sq km lies in onshore and remaining 22.7102 sq km in offshore region. The proposed 8 wells will produce hydrocarbons from the existing oil fields at the depths of 1600 m (4 wells), 3000 m (2 wells), and 4000 m (2 wells). The produced hydrocarbons (gas and oil) shall be taken to a processing facility at the existing terminal to separate oil, gas and water. The tentative locations of the wells will be drilled within 600m radius of the circle. Land required for drilling of each well will be 1.44 ha. (120 m X 120 m). New well sites will be connected to the main road (existing roads) by constructing access roads. The road width will be approximately 4m to 6m and length would depend on the distance between the various sites and the main road. New pipelines as joints to existing pipelines to the existing NIKO/GSPC terminal would be laid from all new wells that are tested viable for oil and gas production. 

 

          The drilling chemicals like bentonite etc., will be stored at a well protected storage site provided with impervious liner flooring and shed. The material will be stored in bunded area to prevent any spill over in the drilling area. Small quantity of explosive charges may be required for perforation of casing to activate a well during well testing. In case of any such use then these will be stored in the licensed explosive storage or will be brought and stored by supplier in specialized containers designed for their safe storage. At the completion of well testing at each drilling site, solar drying pits will dewater the waste pits. All residual solids and liner shall be covered with thick column of native soil. Washing of drill cutting being non-hazardous due to use of water based drilling fluids will ensure removal of 95% of drilling mud. The cutting will be contained in cuttings disposal area with proper bunding. During drilling, 40m3/day of freshwater will be required which is proposed to be met through authorized local tankers. The drilling operations quantity will be consumed for approximately 25 days for each well. While, no additional water shall be required during production. The total estimated cost of the project is Rs.1280 million.

 

          The EAC in its 69th meeting held on 21st – 22nd August 2008 has suggested the additional TOR, which was issued on 02.09.2008. The public hearing was conducted on 23.06.2009 at Surat for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006.  The project was considered by Gujarat SCZMA in its meeting held on 18.06.2009. The proponent submitted an EIA and EMP which was discussed in detail.

 

          The EAC in its 83rd meeting held on 21st – 23rd December, 2009 and the additional points are raised. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee and it was suggested to include the following condition:

 

(i)                 The debris and excess earth shall be disposed in the approved disposal area.

 

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

 


Site Visit Reports

Site visit No. I:

 

Field visit report on reconstruction of existing School building on C.SNo.14/593 and 15/593 at Darabsha Lane, Off. Nepean Sea Road, Mumbai by the sub committee constituted by the EAC for CRZ, Infrastructure Projects etc. on 22nd December 2009 at 3.00 to 4.00 PMSea Road

 

Site Visited: C.S.No. 14/593 & 15/593 at Darabsha Lane, off.  Nepean Sea Road, Mumbai.

 

A visit to the site was undertaken by the following members of EAC for CRZ infrastructure Development & Miscellaneous projects.

 

1.     Dr. T. Anantharajan

2.     Dr. S. Manjappa

3.     Shri. Vijay Kumar Mathur

4.     Dr. Niraj Sharma

 

Observations of the Committee:

 

(i)                 An old building (school) in dilapidated condition is in the plot which is abutting Darabsha lane having a width of about 12 m. It has ground + 4 floors.

(ii)              Boundary wall of the plot on its western side is just next to the sea.

(iii)            High rise multistoried buildings are under construction just opposite to the site.

(iv)             High rise residential buildings are present on other two sides of this plot.

(v)                It was informed by the architects of the project proponent present at the site that an area close to the plot on the sea side will be cleared from present encroachments and handed over to the school for using it as a space for play ground.

(vi)             The school is proposed to be developed for a student strength of about 2800 studying in two shifts.

 

Recommendations of the Committee:

 

The following information / certificates are required from the project proponent:

 

a.                 Adequacy of parking facilities provided within the building /plot as per provision of National Building Code / standards practiced in Mumbai.

b.                 The compound wall on the sea side should be raised to a height of minimum 1.5 m. and provided with a protective screen as an additional safety measure for a sufficient height.

c.                  Adequate fire safety measures should be made in the building premises as per the norms in the National building code.

d.                 Evaluate the quantity of demolished material and disposal of the same in the designated site to be provided.

e.                 The project proponent should indicate the extent of land exclusively available to them for playground and justify the requirement of land for the school based on the strength of the school and standards followed.

f.                   Proposal for maintaining the site free from dust and noise during operation phase, disposal of Municipal Solid Waste generated and the scheme for reuse of treated water from sewage treatment plant to be provided.

g.                 Since the building is abutting a dead end street, it should be provided with a well designed turn around space at its end for safe turning of vehicles.

h.                The land adjacent to the school building presently occupied by encroachers is to be handed over to the school, according to the project proponent.  This site measuring about 1000 sq.m. should be developed as a play place for children and made available for use by the school children when the new school building is put into use.

i.                   The building with 18 floors and 2 level basements is proposed to have 2 staircases, certificates from concerned State Government authorities should be obtained on the following and submitted to the Ministry.

 

(i)                 Safety in evacuating upto 1400 children from the 18 floor building during fire, earthquake, etc.

(ii)              Traffic circulation and management near the school site (from the Mumbai City Traffic Police).

 

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Site Visit No. 2 :

 

Field visit report on the Construction of Charkop MRTS car depot at Mumbai by the sub committee constituted by the EAC  for  CRZ , Infrastructure and Miscellaneous projects etc. on 22nd December 2009 at 4.30 to 5.30 PM.

 

Site Visited: Site proposed for car depot at Charkop for establishment of depot work shop adjoining to creek.

 

A visit to the site was undertaken by the following members of EAC for CRZ infrastructure Development & Miscellaneous projects.

 

1.                 Dr. T. Anantharajan

2.                 Dr. S. Manjappa

3.                 Shri Vijay Kumar Mathur

4.                 Dr. Niraj Shrma

 

Observations of the Committee

 

(i)                 According to the details given to the visiting team by the site engineers, the site where car depot is proposed has an area to an extent of 19.69 Hectare and in which 1.18 Hectare is covered by mangroves.

(ii)              The site is abutting   D P road having a width of about 36 m.

(iii)            Residential settlements are seen around the proposed site

(iv)             The area is low lying and mangroves are located in a small area. A narrow channel in the form of a creek is seen in the area carrying polluted water and the area as such is present in an unhygienic condition.

(v)                The area outside CRZ-I within the site is identified for undertaking servicing/cleaning activities of cars.

 

Recommendations of the Committee:

 

a.                 The railway lines to be laid on stilts as suggested by the project proponent and the rail line be laid well above the mangroves without disturbing the existing mangroves leaving sufficient vertical clearance above the mangrove plantation.

b.                 Servicing & washing of cars should be done outside the mangrove area without disturbing the mangroves and polluting the water bodies.

c.                  Necessary measures should be undertaken by the railways to ensure that the adjoining areas are not affected due to noise produced  during construction and during operation of the project facilities.

d.                 The site should be maintained in a good condition to allow free flow of water in the channel.

e.                 The site as a whole to be maintained in an environment friendly condition without affecting mangroves and the residents living in the area.

f.                   The authorities may be asked to treat the waste water generated from various activities carried out at the site in a Water Treatment Plant and reuse the treated water.

g.                 Oil and grease obtained from the waste water treatment plant and from workshop be disposed as per the hazardous waste disposal rules.

h.                Greenery has to be maintained by the proponent without filling the low lying area.

i.                   R & R issue pertaining to the area has to be done on priority as per the approved norms.

j.                   Trees have to be grown all around the periphery of the site so as to reduce the notice level produced from the site.

k.                 The project proponent should submit a plan of the proposed development incorporating the design features of various facilities proposed at the site.  CRZ details and presence of mangroves to be marked in the plan, bringing out the extent of disturbance likely to be caused due to the proposed developments to existing mangroves and how the CRZ at the site is affected by the proposed developments.

 

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Site Visit No. 3:

 

Site visit report on Construction of Hotel at Plot bearing F.P.No.1211 on TPS-4, Mahim Division, Prabhadevi, Mumbai on 22nd December, 2009 at 4.00 pm.

 

Site Visited: Site proposed for Plot bearing F.P.No.1211 on TPS-4, Mahim Division, Prabhadevi, Mumbai.

 

A visit to the site was undertaken by the following members of EAC for CRZ infrastructure Development & Miscellaneous projects.

 

1.                 Shri Nirmal Narinder Andrews          Chairman

2.                 Prof. M.M. Kamath                            Vice Chairman

3.                 Dr. Ramesh Ramachandran              Member

4.                 Lt. Gen. Arvind Mahajan                   Member

5.                 Shri Bharat Bhushan                        Member Secretary

 

Supporting Staff  

 

1.       Shri E. Thirunavukkarasu,                Dy. Director, MoEF

 

Representative from the project proponent:

 

1.       Mrs. Mala Singh

 

Observations of the Committee:

 

(i)                 A 2-3 m high old boundary wall exists around the plot with 5 gates openings on the roads.

(ii)              A large size old industrial shed along with a 3 storey structure is present at the site.

(iii)            There are 2 roads of approximately 10-12 m. width abutting two sides of the site.

(iv)             The high rise residential buildings are present on the other two sides of the plot.

 

Recommendations of the Committee:

 

The following information / certificates are required from the project proponent:

 

a.                 Evaluate the quantity of demolished material and disposal of the same at the designated site.

b.                 Necessary traffic studies shall be under taken to analyze the carrying capacity of both the roads and their adequacy for additional traffic load due to the project.

 

c.                  Examine the environmental due-diligence studies of earlier industry existed on the premises.

d.                 Since the proposed hotel building is abutting a dead end road, it should be provided with a well designed turn around space at its end for safe turning of vehicles.

e.                 Land use confirmation by concerned authority permitting hotel building on industrial plot under CRZ Notification and provisions in the Master Plan for Mumbai regional development.

f.                   Risk assessment and disaster management plan should be prepared for such a high rise building.

g.                 Certificates of No objection from State Govt. agencies especially in respect of fire and traffic circulation (Mumbai City Traffic Police).

 

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Site Visit No.4:

 

Establishment of Navi Mumbai International Airport.

 

          The Ministry issued TOR for the establishment of Navi Mumbai International Airport vide letter No.10-53/2009-IA.III, dated 4th August, 2009.  The above proposal was discussed in the 78th meeting of EAC held on 20th – 22nd July, 2009. During discussions, the Committee noted that “it may also undertake a site visit and suggest additional TOR at a later date, if required”.

 

          In compliance of the earlier observations, a visit to the site was undertaken on 23rd December, 2009 at 11.00 AM by the following members of EAC for CRZ infrastructure Development & Miscellaneous projects.

 

1.                 Shri Nirmal Narinder Andrews          Chairman

2.                 Prof. M.M. Kamath                            Vice Chairman

3.                 Dr. T. Anantarajan                            Member

4.                 Dr. Ramesh Ramachandran              Member

5.                 Lt. Gen. Arvind Mahajan                   Member

6.                 Dr. S. Manjappa                                Member

7.                 Shri Bharat Bhushan                        Member Secretary

 

Supporting Staff  

 

8.       Shri E. Thirunavukkarasu,                Dy. Director, MoEF

 

Special Invitees:

 

9.       Dr. B.N. Patil, Member Secretary, MCZMA.

 

Representative from CIDCO

 

10.     Mr. S.N. Sinha

 

Observations of the Committee

 

(i)                 The proposed site is an island in the Panvel Creek.

 

(ii)              There are two rivers flowing across the site.  It is proposed to train the Gadhi river and divert the Ulwe river. The above rivers finally join up with the Panvel creek.

 

(iii)            There are mangroves over an area of approx. 150 ha.

 

(iv)             High power transmission lines are crossing the site which will be required to be shifted.

 

(v)                The site is having a hillock (also called structural Hill) approximately 85 m. high which is proposed to be used as a quarry site for raising the level of the proposed airport site.

 

(vi)             The present level of the Airport site is (+) 2 m from MSL which is proposed to be raised to 7-8 meters by materials recovered by cutting of hillock.

 

(vii)           There are about 10 settlements having 4000 to 5000 families (16,000 population) spread in and around the site, requiring settlement.

 

The following are the findings of the studies undertaken on satellite imageries collected for the site.

 

1.                 Recent imagery taken in 2009 shows that the island which was present in 2003 has merged with the land area, probably due to sedimentation. 

 

2.                 Closing inlets would lead to greater tidal ingression.

 

3.                 There may be adverse impact due to large scale quarrying of stone from nearby hillock particularly in respect of settlement, flooding, etc. in the region.

 

4.                 The heavy rainfall usually experienced in the region is now flowing from the hillock to the coast. In case of the construction of the airport, there would be a necessity to divert this rain water, so that it does not cause flooding the habitations adjacent to the proposed site of the airport.

 

5.                 It has been proposed to divert the existing river courses to develop the airport. Any diversion of the rivulet and the existing river courses is likely to cause greater inundation of the existing habitations.

 

Following additional TOR are hereby given in addition to the TOR issued on 4th August, 2009.

 

a.                 Detailed studies should be carried out to examine the findings as confirmed through satellite imagery regarding the site.

 

b.                 Examine whether the two runways proposed may be reoriented and /or shifted by redefining  the boundaries of the proposed project site so that(a) alignment of the two rivers are not disturbed or minimum damage to the rivers take place (b) mangroves present at the site are either not disturbed or minimum disturbance to them take place.

 

 

c.                  The proposal involves filling the site to a height of about 5 – 6 m. by rock cuttings obtained by blasting of hillocks in nearby areas. A detailed environment impact assessment of the entire scheme involving (i) blasting (ii) transporting of the blasted material and (iii) placing and compaction may be carried out. 

 

d.                 Is there any other area identified for the purpose of airport which conforms better to environmental parameters within acceptable limits.

 

e.                 Give a detailed drainage network for the area which will drain away the rain water efficiently without affecting the region.

 

f.                   How the proposed transport systems to serve the airport would be effective in reducing travel time to the main city and help in reducing air pollution and noise levels besides providing comfort, convenience and safety to users.

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          The next meeting of the Committee would be held on 25th – 26th February, 2010 at New Delhi.

 

          The meeting ended with a vote of thanks to the Chair.

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                   Chairman                               Member Secretary


84th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee for Infrastructure Development, Coastal Regulation Zone and Miscellaneous projects held on 27th – 29th January, 2010 at Van Vigyan Bhawan, Sector – V, R.K. Puram, New Delhi.

 

List of Participants

Expert Committee

 

1.                 Shri Nirmal Narinder Andrews         Chairman

2.                 Prof. M.M. Kamath                           Vice Chairman

3.                 Lt. Gen. Arvind Mahajan                  Member

4.                 Dr. S. Manjappa                               Member

5.                 Dr. H.R.V. Reddy                             Member

6.                 Dr. Neeraj Sharma                            Member

7.                 Dr. T. Anantarajan                            Member

8.                 Dr. Chitrarajagopalan                       Member

9.                 Mr. V.K. Mathur                                Member

10.            Shri Bharat Bhushan                        Member Secretary

 

Special Invitees:

 

11.     Ms. Mili Mazumdar, Ex-Member, EAC for Construction Committee.

12.     Dr. B.M. Patil, Chief Research Officer, CWPRS, Pune.

 

Supporting Staff  

 

13. Shri E. Thirunavukkarasu,                   Dy. Director, MoEF

 

Project Authorities:

 

1.       Representatives from M/s. Hetero Infrastructure SEZ Ltd.

          Consultant: Team Labs & Consultants, Hyderabad.

2.       Representatives from M/s. Aerens Gold Souk International Ltd.

          Consultant: Enkay Enviro Services, Jaipur.

3.       Representatives from M/s. CPL Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.

4.       Representatives from M/s. Magnum Construction.

          Consultant: J.M. Environment (P) Ltd., Gurgaon.

 5.      Representatives from CEO, Technopark, Trivendrum.

          Consultant: Garden City Environment Services, Bangalore.

6.       Representatives from M/s. Choice Construction Pvt. Ltd.

          Consultant: Grossroots, Delhi.

7.       Representatives from M/s. HSIIDC Ltd.

          Consultant: Sriram Institute, New Delhi.

8.       Representatives from M/s. Steel Authority of India

          Consultant: NEERI, Nagpur.

9.       Representatives from CEO, Thapasya, Infopark, Kochi

          Consultant: Envirochem Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., Thrissur.

 

 

10.     Representatives from M/s. Larsen & Turbo Ltd.

          Consultant: Environmental Engineers & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.

11.     Representatives from M/s. Colossal Projects Pvt. Ltd.

          Consultant: Environmental Engineers & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.

12.     Representatives from M/s. Moars Property Developers Co. Pvt. Ltd.

          Consultant: Environmental Engineers & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.

13.     Representatives from M/s. Artech Realtors Pvt. Ltd.

          Consultant: Environmental Engineers & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.

14.     Representatives from M/s. Apollo Build-Tee (India) Pvt. Ltd.

          Consultant: Environmental Engineers & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.

15.     Representatives from M/s. Crown Industries & Properties

          Consultant: Grossroots, Delhi.

16.     Representatives from M/s. Chennai Petroleum Corpn. Limited

17.     Representatives from M/s. Pagnis and Pagnis

18.     Representatives from M/s. Exe. Engineer, HUDA Division No-III.

          Consultant: Grossroots, Delhi.

19.     Representatives from M/s. Paschim Gujarat Vij Company Ltd.

20.     Representatives from M/s. Puratan Vatavriksha Shri Hanuman Temple Trust

21.     Representatives from Directorate of Lighthouses & Lightships, M/o. Shipping, Road Transport & Highways

22.     Representatives from M/s. Vijayawada Tollway Pvt. Ltd.

          Consultant: SENES Consultants India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.

23.     Representatives from M/s. NHAI

24.     Representatives from M/s. Kapstone Construction Pvt. Ltd.

25.     Representatives from M/s. Pipavav Energy Pvt. Ltd.

          Consultant: NIO, Goa.

26.     Representatives from M/s. The Commissioner of Fisheries.

          Consultant:  Mahindra Consulting Engineers Limited, Chennai.

27.     Representatives from M/s. Mormugao Port Trust.

          Consultant: Consulting Engineering Services (India) Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.

28.     Representatives from M/s. Maharashtra Maritime Board.

29.     Representatives from Mrs. Lyia cyrus gazder & Mrs. Meher A.R. Singh

30.     Representatives from M/s. K. Raheja Corp. Pvt. Ltd.

31.     Representatives from M/s.GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd.

          Consultant: Vimta Labs, Hyderabad.

32.     Representatives from M/s. New Mangalore Port Trust

          Consultant: Consulting Engineering Services (India) Pvt. Ltd.

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