Minutes of the 19th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 22nd & 23rd February, 2011 at 623, Conference Room, 6th floor, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110 003

 

 19.1    Opening Remarks of the Chairman

 

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

 

19.2.0     Consideration of the Projects

 

22nd February, 2011

 

Proposals for Environmental clearance

 

19.2.1     Proposed 4,65,000 TPA Zinc Metal & 1,50,000 TPA Lead Metal Melting & Casting unit at Plot No. 2 Sector 14, SIDCUL (Industrial area), District Pantnagar, Uttarakhand by M/s Hindustan Zinc Limited- regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The Project authorities and their consultant M/s Vimta Labs Limited, Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 14th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 23rd – 25th September, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP. The project activity is listed at S.No. 3(a) under category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 and appraised at Central level.

M/s Hindustan Zinc Ltd have proposed for 4,65,000 TPA Zinc Metal & 1,50,000 TPA Lead Metal Melting & Casting unit at Plot No. 2 Sector 14, SIDCUL (Industrial area), Dist. Pantnagar, Uttarakhand. The land requirement for proposed project is 3.5 ha within the existing Pantnagar Silver Plant situated at SIDCUL, Pantnagar having an area of 10 ha. Out of 10 hectare of land, 3.5 hectare of land is earmarked for Green belt development. This area comes under industrial area known as SIDCUL, Pantnagar (State Industrial Development State Infrastructure and Industrial Development Corporation of Uttaranchal, Pantnagar). The total project cost is Rs. 250 crores. Rs. 12.00 Crores is earmarked for pollution control equipments. Rs. 12.5 crores has been earmarked for CSR activities.

 

Zinc cathode (4, 85,000 TPA), Lead cathode (1, 60,000 TPA) and Aluminum metal (160 TPA) will be used as raw materials. Zinc cathode and Lead cathode will be sourced from HZL smelters. Aluminum will be sourced from open market. Zinc cathodes will be melted through state of the art Induction furnaces and casted into zinc ingots through an automatic zinc ingot casting machines. Lead cathodes will be melted in melting pots, which are heated by heavy oil burners. Molten lead is then casted into Lead Ingots in casting machines.

 

The flue gasses will be collected and passed through bag filter where particulate matter will be removed in bag filters before letting it out to atmosphere through the stacks of 30 m & 40 m height for zinc and lead melting section respectively.

 

Total fresh water requirement for proposed project will be 500 m3/day through the bore well and permission from CGWA will be obtained. Wastewater generated will be reused for secondary purposes after adequate treatment.  Domestic effluent will be treated in Sewage Treatment Plant. No effluent will be discharged out side premises and zero discharge will be adopted.

 

No disposable process waste is produced from the proposed project. Gypsum cake generated from the FGD system sill be used in cement plant and other allied industries. Waste oil and used oil will be sold to registered recyclers.

 

Total power requirement of the proposed plant will be 15 MW which will be sourced from state grid/ captive DG sets.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

    v.        The total water requirement should not exceed 500 KLD. No effluent should be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge should be adopted.

 

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

 

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

 

 viii.        At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the enterprise social commitment (ESC) based on Public Hearing & social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Lucknow. Implementation of such program should be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

 

19.2.2     Expansion of Cement Plant (Clinker – 0.115 MTPA to 0.825 MTPA and Cement - 0.132 MTPA to 1.05 MTPA) at Village Telighana, Tehsil Rajgangpur, District Sundergarh, Orissa by M/s Shiva Cement Limited- regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s S.S Environics (I) Pvt. Ltd., Bhubaneswar, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 81st Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) held during 12th – 14th May, 2008 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the cement plants (> 1.0 MTPA) have been kept at S.No. 3(b) under category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s Shiva Cement Limited Expansion of Cement Plant (Clinker – 0.115 MTPA to 0.825 MTPA and Cement - 0.132 MTPA to 1.05 MTPA) at Village Telighana, Tehsil Rajgangpur, District Sundergarh in Orissa. Existing plant is spread over 45.16 acres of land. The proposed expansion requires an additional 25.69 acres of land to have a total land area of 70.85 acres. The Govt. of Orissa has already allotted 25.69 acres of land to M/s SCL through the Nodal Agency i.e. IDCO.  The acquisition process will be shortly completed. Green belt has been developed in an area of 6.45 acres and will be developed in 25.42 acres. The study area comprises of Protected forest and Reserved forests like Udarama R.F, Khatang R.F, Rajabasa R.F, Mahabir R.F, Mundalasa R.F, Luhuraberni R.F, Dahijira R.F, Amirchua R.F, Panchra R.F, Lampi R.F, Bangala Paharh R.F & Mahalmunda R.F. Flora & fauna study has been carried out in the core and buffer zone separately. There are no endangered & endemic flora and fauna species in the study area. There is no wildlife sanctuary or national park and elephant corridor in the study area. List of flora & fauna has been authenticated from the concerned authority. Total estimated cost of the project is Rs 400.00 Crores and Rs. 20.10 Crores & Rs. 5.22 Crores will be earmarked towards capital cost & recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures. 

 

Limestone will be procured from  captive mine at Khatkurbahal spread over an area of 72.439 ha at a distance of 12 km. Fly ash will be transported from power plants of Rourkela area through bulk tanker. From bulk tanker it will be pumped to fly ash silo for 10 days requirement. Use of coal in kiln as main fuel has been considered for the plant. Similarly chemical gypsum will be transported from Paradeep area in covered trucks. Gypsum already contains 8-10 % moisture which will be stored under a covered shed for 15 days requirement. Clinker will be produced from the plant itself and will be taken from silo to cement mill for manufacturing of cement. Solid waste of steel plants i.e. slag and also solid waste of power plant i.e. fly ash will be used to manufacture Pozzolona Slag Cement and Pozzolona Portland Cement.

 

The proposed plant will be provided with necessary air pollution control devices like Electrostatic Precipitators (ESP), bag filters, dust catchers, etc. to control dusts and gases and also limit emissions within the prescribed standard. Total 12 nos. of stacks are envisaged to install at various sources for dispersion of pollutants into the atmosphere.

 

The existing plant including colony requires approx. 100 m3/day water which is presently met from the existing three tube wells. Proposed expansion requires additional 600 m3/day of water. In total, the water demand will be 700 m3/ day after expansion which will be met from underground water. The permission for withdrawal of 750 m3/day of ground water is obtained from the concerned authority. The wastewater treatment and management plan is developed with zero discharge concept.

 

The project is based on dry process of cement production. With the bag filter and other effective pollution control measures, the dust generated can be re-used in the process in different stages. The solid waste generated from the Sewage Treatment Plant will be used internally for green belt development.

 

The existing power requirement is 3.5 MVA and an additional power of 16.5 MVA is required for the proposed expansion. The power will be sourced from the State Electricity Board. DG sets of 3.67 MVA will be used as power back up.

 

Public hearing/Public consultation meeting was conducted by the Orissa State Pollution Control Board on 5th October, 2010. The public hearing proceedings record that “the proceedings indicates an unhealthy and non-conducive situation to have unbiased public opinion. The provision of the Act could not be achieved under such a chaotic atmosphere and the panel decided to close the activity there itself. However, the representation from the resistant group and pro project expansion group are annexed for review of the competent authority”. The project proponent informed that the land for proposed expansion was allotted by IDCO and no private land has been acquired. After examining the representations received, it was observed that 554 people have supported the project and some have opposed the project. The committee felt that the opposition to the project is more due to the apprehension that the lands of the villagers will be acquired.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to submission of the following information for records:

 

·         An undertaking that no private land will be acquired and that the entire land is from IDCO along with the land allotment letter from IDCO

·         Recommendations and NOC from the DFO as per TOR 3

 

The PP vide letter dated 22.02.2011 informed that no private land will be acquired and submitted the land allotment letter from IDCO. Authenticated list of Flora and Fauna and map from DFO-cum-Wild life Warden, vide letter dated 9.3.2010 is submitted, but recommendations and NOC from the DFO is not submitted.

 

The environmental clearance is recommended for the project subject to following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

   vi.        Total water requirement should not exceed 700 m3/day  All the treated wastewater should be recycled and reused in the process and/or for dust suppression and green belt development and other plant related activities etc. No process wastewater should be discharged outside the factory premises and ‘zero’ discharge should be adopted. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 xiii.        Permission and recommendations of the State Forest Department should be obtained regarding impact of proposed plant on the surrounding Protected and Reserved Forests viz. Udarama R.F, Khatang R.F, Rajabasa R.F, Mahabir R.F, Mundalasa R.F, Luhuraberni R.F, Dahijira R.F, Amirchua R.F, Panchra R.F, Lampi R.F, Bangala Paharh R.F & Mahalmunda R.F and suggestions made should be implemented in a time bound manner.

 

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

 

  xv.        All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 5th October, 2010 should be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore.

 

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

 

 

19.2.3     Expansion Cum modernization in Paper & Paper Board from 1,20,000 TPA to 2,60,000 TPA and Pulp from 1,10,000 BDTPA (bone dry tones per annum) to 2,00,000 BDTPA and CPP from 20 MW to 55 MW by replacement of some of the old machineries within existing mill area at Village Chandili, District Rayagada, Orissa by M/s J K Paper Limited- regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Min Mec Consultancy Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 12th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 26-28th July, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP. The pulp and paper industry is listed under Category A of Serial No. 5 (i) of Schedule pertaining to EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s J K Paper Limited has proposed for mill expansion by increasing the Paper & Board production from 1,20,000 TPA to 2,60,000 TPA, Pulp from 1,10,000 BDTPA (bone dry tonnes per annum) to 2,00,000 BDTPA  and power from 20 to 55 MW by replacement of some of their old machineries within existing mill area at village Chandili in district Rayagada of Orissa by M/s J K Paper Limited. Environmental clearance for existing plant was obtained vide Ministry’s letter dated 5th December, 1997.  No additional land is required for proposed expansion.  Total cost of the proposed expansion will be Rs. 1424.00 Crores. Rs. 323.50 crores are earmarked towards total capital cost for environmental improvement work. The green belt investment will be Rs. 23.72 Lakhs for the first year and the same will be incurred during subsequent years also.

 

Following are the details of products from pre and post mill expansion:

Product

Unit

Pre- Mill expansion plan

Post Mill expansion plan

Paper / Board

TPA

1,20,000

2,60,000

Chemical hardwood pulp

BD TPA

1,10,000

2,00,000

power

MW

20

55

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAs informed to the Committee that company has adopted state of the art technologies in pulping and recovery operations by using Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF) technology to minimize the pollution load.

 

To control particulate emissions, dust suppression measures will be implemented in coal handling plant and stock yards. The conveyor belt will be closed to prevent dust generation and asphalting of the roads would be done within the plant area. Dust extraction system will be provided at transfer points of conveyor system. Adequate stack height would be provided for wider dispersion of gaseous emissions and regular stack monitoring would be done as per CPCB guidelines. High efficiency ESP (99.9 %) will be provided to control the particulate matter below 50 mg/Nm3.

 

The total water requirement after its expansion including existing colony will be 31,960 m3/day against current water consumption of 32,190 m3/day. Existing disposal / recycling arrangement will continue to meet the demand after expansion.  The expansion will aim at maximum recycling of back water, thereby minimizing the wastewater discharge from new paper machine.  The existing wastewater treatment plant will be adequate for treatment of wastewater from proposed expansion. Treated wastewater will be used for dust suppression at coal handling system and for ash management and for irrigation purpose. State of the art disc filter will be installed in the paper machine to recover and recycle the water. Treated sanitary waste / sewage will be used for greenbelt development / maintenance.  Black liquor will be completely recovered and burnt in the chemical recovery boiler. The mill has already achieved AOX discharge levels to 0.5 kg/ton of paper and board. The waste water discharge is < 100 m3/ton of paper.

 

It was suggested that all the treated wastewater should be stored and used in the premises itself whenever required. PAs expressed difficulty in acquiring 2–2.5 sq.km area required for storage of all the wastewater generated. Treated wastewater after meeting the CPCB norms is adopted and will be implemented in future too. Odour has been controlled after adoption of environment friendly RDH cooking system in the year 1998.   

 

Fly ash will be used in the brick manufacturing and construction activities or supplied to cement industries. About 80% of lime sludge will be reburnt in Lime kiln plant to generate lime. The rest amount will be disposed in nearby low-lying area. Dust generated from coal yard will be suppressed by dust suppression system. Waste fibre from paper machine will be used for making low grade paper. Waste pulp from waste water treatment plant will be used for card board / fired in boiler. All the new equipments will be designed for low noise level at source. 

 

Public hearing / public consultation meeting was conducted by the Orissa State Pollution Control Board on 22nd December, 2010. The Committee deliberated upon the issues raised during the public hearing including, provision of water supply, education, training facilities & employment to the locals, implementation of pollution control measures, medical facilities etc. and have been incorporated in the final EIA/EMP report.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to submission of the following information:

 

·         Composition of black liquor

·         Management plan for the recycle/reuse/disposal of scrap material with quantity

·         Trace elements disposal and management plan

·         A note on feasibility of using black liquor for burning in captive power plant

 

The PP vide letters dated 23.02.2011 and 25.02.2011 has submitted the above information i.e. Black liquor analysis report from CPPRI, heavy metal recycle being implemented in the existing plant, Management plan for the recycle/reuse/disposal of scrap material with quantity and a note on feasibility of using black liquor for burning in captive power plant

 

The environmental clearance is recommended for the project subject to following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

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

 

(ii)           The project authority should install multi cyclones, wet scrubbers with the boilers to achieve the particulate emission below 50 mg/Nm3. The emissions from chemical recovery section should be controlled through primary and secondary ventury scrubbers.

 

(iii)          Lime scrubbing should be done to minimize SO2 emissions and Low NOx burners should be installed.

 

(iv)         The total water requirement (including existing) should not exceed 31,960 KLD. The industry should ensure the compliance of the standards for discharge of the treated effluent from the unit as stipulated under the EPA rules or SPCB whichever is more stringent. The company should make efforts to limit the water consumption upto 75 m3/tonne of product. Adequate steps including use of modern RO/UF based technologies should be used to increase recycling and reduce water consumption. The wastewater should be discharged only after meeting the CPCB norms and should be colourless. Efforts should be made to achieve 10 Kappa by using H2O2.

 

(v)          Rain water harvesting should be done with a storage capacity of minimum 2 months.

 

(vi)         Adequate number of influent and effluent quality monitoring stations should be set up in consultation with the State Pollution Control Board and regular monitoring should be carried out for all relevant parameters to maintain the effluent treatment efficiency. The report should be submitted to Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar, SPCB and CPCB.

 

(vii)        The company should install Oxygen Delignification (ODL) Plant and maintain AOX below 1 kg/tonne of paper production. 

 

(viii)       Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF) technology should be used and lime kiln should be installed to manage lime sludge

 

(ix)         The company should submit the comprehensive water management plan along with monitoring plan for the ground water quality and the level, within three months from date of issue of this letter.

 

(x)          The ash generated from the plant should be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of the Fly Ash Notification, 2003.

 

(xi)         The project authority should dispose of hazardous waste as per the provision of Hazardous Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 2003.

 

(xii)        The company should develop green belt in 33% of the total land all along the boundary wall as per the CPCB guidelines to mitigate the effect of fugitive emissions.

 

(xiii)       Occupational health surveillance of the workers should be done on a regular basis and records maintained as per the Factories Act.

 

(xiv)       The company should make the arrangement for protection of possible fire hazards during manufacturing process in material handling.

 

(xv)        All the recommendations made in the Charter on Corporate Responsibility for Environment Protection (CREP) for the pulp and paper sector should be strictly implemented.

 

(xvi)       All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 22nd December, 2010 should be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar.

 

(xvii)      At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the enterprise social commitment based on Public Hearing & social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar. Implementation of such program should be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

(xviii)     Provision should be made for the housing of construction labour within the site with all necessary infrastructure and facilities such as fuel for cooking, mobile toilets, mobile STP, Safe drinking water, medical health care, crèche etc. The housing may be in the form of temporary structures to be removed after the completion of the project.

 

19.2.4     Proposed  Asbestos Cement Sheet Plant (200 MT per day) at Trilokpur Road, Village Kheri, Tehsil – Nahan,  District Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh by M/s Vardhaman Roofings Private Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant (M/s Ascenso Management & Consulting Services Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi) gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 1st meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 20th - 21st July, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP Report. All the Asbestos Fibre Sheet Manufacturing Cement Plants have been listed at Sl. No. 4(c) of Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 as Category ‘A’ and have to be appraised at the Centre.

 

M/s Vardhaman Roofings Private Limited have proposed for the Asbestos Cement Sheet Plant (200 MT per day)  at Trilokpur Road, Village Kheri, Tehsil – Nahan, District Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh. Total land available is 3.42 ha and green belt will be developed in 35% of total area. No rehabilitation and resettlement is involved. No forest land is involved in the project site and No national parks/wild life sanctuary/reserve forests are located within 10 km radius. Total cost of the project is Rs. 30.00 Crores.  Rs. 98.00 Lakhs is earmarked towards environmental pollution control measures. Rs. 1.50 Crores is allocated towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.

 

            Raw asbestos fiber (5,400 MTPA), Cement (24,000 MTPA) and Fly Ash (16,000 MTPA) will be used as raw materials. Raw material will be transported by covered trucks. A dust free technology known as “Hatshek Process” for production of Asbestos Cement Sheets would be used. Entire production process to be implemented is automatic and closed system. In the production process, asbestos Fiber of different grades will be imported and received in pressure packed condition in impermeable bags in pelletized form. The fibre pellets are transported to the factory in closed containers through the trailer trucks. The fiber bags will be slit open in closed automatic bag opening device. The fiber after passing through the lump breaker will be collected in the attached blender or Turbo Pulper where some water will be added to maintain the process in wet condition. The bag opening device & the edge runner mill should be kept under negative pressure by tapping it on to a Bag Filter Type Dust Collector with pulse jet which again is connected to a Hydro-static Precipitator, connected to a blower driven by a motor. The delivery point of the blower is connected to the Air Wet Washer and through to a stack. Particles collected in hydro-static precipitator should be periodically recycled in wet form. Cement will be received and stored in go-down, from where it is conveyed to the Cement + Fly ash Mixing Tank via screw conveyor. Fly ash is received & stored in closed go-down and should be pneumatically conveyed. The slurry is transferred to Storage Tank where it is under constant agitation. From here the slurry is taken to the Dilution Tank (or Distribution Tank) and diluted further using recycled process water. The differential hydrostatic pressure thus created between the sieve cylinder and Vat causes an asbestos cement film to be formed and picked up by the sieve cylinder which in turn gets transferred to the moving felt. The gradually thickening slurry due to filtration is constantly diluted in the vats. The excess water in film is dehydrated by vacuum system. The sheets are inspected on-line, stacked on steel pallets and water cured for a minimum of 12 to 15 days before being finally inspected and then dispatched.

 

Total water requirement of 81 m3/day will be sourced from ground water. No wastewater will be generated in the process. A STP of 6.5 KLD capacity would be installed. The treated water would be reused. No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted.

 

All the solid waste generated will be recycled in the manufacturing process, thus there would be no solid waste disposal.  HDPE fiber bags will be shredded in the shredder unit attached to the bag opening device and sent along with the opened fibre through the screw conveyor.

 

900 KVA of power will be required for the project and sourced by HPSEB Acoustic enclosures will be provided to the two (2) D.G. sets of 250 KVA each installed to meet the emergency power requirement during the grid failure.

 

Public hearing/Public consultation meeting was conducted by the Himachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board on 15th October, 2009. The Committee deliberated upon the issues raised during the public hearing including, implementation of effective air pollution control measures, implementation of developmental projects in nearby areas for the society, employment to locals etc. and have been incorporated in the final EIA/EMP report.

 

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

 

  i.    The project proponent should adhere to the prescribed BIS standards and laws regarding use and handling of asbestos, safety of employees etc. Raw materials like asbestos fibre and cement should be transported in closed containers. Asbestos fibre should be brought in pelletized form in impermeable bags and under compressed condition.

 

 ii.    Only Chrysotile white asbestos fibre should be used. Blue asbestos should not be utilized as raw material in the manufacturing process.

 

iii.    There should be no manual handling/opening of asbestos fiber bags. The company should install fully automatic asbestos fiber debagging system before commissioning the unit.

 

iv.    Fugitive emissions should be controlled by bringing cement in closed tankers, fly ash in covered trucks and asbestos in impervious bags opening inside a closed mixer. Dust collectors should be provided to Fibre mill, Bag opening device (BOD), Cement and Fly ash silos to control emissions.  Bag filters followed by wet washer should be provided at automatic bag opening machine, bag shredder, fibre mill and to cement silo to collect the dust and recycle it into the process. Fugitive emissions generated from hopper of Jaw crusher and Pulverizer should be channelized through hood with proper suction arrangement, bag filter and stack.

 

v.    The Company should comply with total dust emission limit of 2 mg/Nm3 as notified under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. Adequate measures should be adopted to control the process emission and ensure that the stack emission of asbestos fibre should not exceed the emission limit of 0.2 fiber/cc.  Asbestos fibre in work zone environment should be maintained within 0.1 fibre/cc.

 

vi.    Bags containing asbestos fibre should be stored in enclosed area to avoid fugitive emissions of asbestos fibre from damaged bags, if any.

 

vii.    Proper house keeping should be maintained within the plant premises. Process machinery, exhaust and ventilation systems should be laid in accordance with Factories Act. Better house keeping practices should be adopted for improvement of the environment within the work environment also. These include:

 

(a)   All monitoring transfer points should be connected to dust extraction system.

(b)   Leakages or dust from machines and ducts should be plugged.

(c)   Floor should be cleaned by vacuum cleaner only.

(d)   Enclosed belt conveyer should be used instead of manual transportation of asbestos within the premises.

 

viii.    Quarterly monitoring of pollutant (PM10, asbestos fibre count) in the work zone area and stack(s) should be undertaken by the Project proponents. In addition, the asbestos fibre count in the work zone area should be monitored by an Independent monitoring agency like NIOH / ITRC / NCB or any other approved agency and reports submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Chandigarh, SPCB and CPCB.

 

 ix.    Total water requirement from ground water should not exceed 81 m3/day and prior permission for the drawl of ground water from bore wells should be obtained from the State Ground Water Department. All the recommendations of the State Ground Water Department, Govt. of Himachal Pradesh should be implemented in time bound manner.

 

  x.    As reflected in the Environmental Management Plan, all the treated effluent should be recycled and reused in the manufacturing process. No process water should be discharged outside the premises and ‘zero’ discharge should be maintained. All the domestic wastewater should be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit and used for green belt development.

 

 xi.    The Company should ensure that the entire solid waste generated including process rejects, cement, fly ash, dust from bag filters and empty asbestos bag should be recycled back in the manufacturing process. Process sludge should be 100% recycled and reused in the process.  Hazardous waste should be ground in dust proof pulverizer with integrated bag filter and recycled back to the process. Asbestos fibres which can not be further recycled due to contamination of iron dust should be stored in HDPE lined secured landfill. The disposal facilities for asbestos waste should be in accordance with the Bureau of Indian Standard Code.

 

xii.    The cut and damaged fibre bags should immediately be repaired. Empty fibre bags should be shredded into fine particles in a bag shredder and recycled into the process. Piling of AC sheets should be done in wet condition only.

 

xiii.    The Company should obtain a certificate from the supplier of Chrysotile fibre that it does not contain any toxic or trace metals. A copy of certificate should be submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Forests.

 

xiv.    Regular medical examination of the workers and health monitoring of all the employees should be carried out and if cases of asbestosis are detected, necessary compensation should be arranged under the existing laws. A competent occupational health physician should be appointed to carry out medical surveillance. Occupational health of all the workers should be monitored for lung function test, chest x-ray, sputum for acid-fast-bacilli (AFC) and asbestos body (AB), urine for sugar and albumen, bloat tests for TLC, DLC, ESR, Hb and records maintained for at least 40 years from the beginning of the employment or 15 years after the retirement or cessation of employment whichever is later. Occupational Health Surveillance should be carried out as per the directives of the Hon’ble Supreme Court including the recent Kalyaneswari case.

 

xv.    To educate the workers, all the work places where asbestos dust may cause a hazard should be clearly indicated as a dust exposure area through the use of display signs which identifies the hazard and the associated health effects.

 

xvi.    The company should also undertake rain water harvesting measures and plan of action should be submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Forests within three months.

 

xvii.    All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 15th October, 2009 should be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Chandigarh.

 

xviii.    Green belt should be developed in at least 33 % of plant area as per the CPCB guidelines in consultation with the DFO.

 

xix.    At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the enterprise social commitment based on Public Hearing & social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Chandigarh. Implementation of such program should be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

 

19.2.5     Proposed 12,000 TPA Bank Note Paper Mill in two Phases each of 6,000 TPA at village Note Mudran Nagar, Mysore, Karnataka by M/s Bhartiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Limited (BRBNMPL) jointly with M/s Security Printing and Minting Corporation Limited (SPMCIL) - regarding Environmental Clearance

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Tata Consulting Engineers Ltd., gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 12th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry-1) held during 26th - 28th July, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP. The pulp and paper industry is listed under Category-A of Serial No. 5 (i) of Schedule pertaining to EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Limited (BRBMPL) jointly with M/s Security Printing and Minting Corporation Limited (SPMCIL) submitted a proposal for 12,000 TPA Bank Note paper mill in two Phases each of 6,000 TPA at village Note Mudran Nagar, in District Mysore Karnataka. The land required for the proposed project is 41 acres which will be out of the 332 acres available with BRBNMPL. About 130 acres has already been developed as green belt and an additional 8.61 acres will be developed as green belt. Ranganthittu Birds Sanctuary is at a distance of 7 km. Conservator of Forests, Mysore Circle has given the NOC for the project and forwarded it to the PCCF. Protected monument at Sreerangapatana is at a distance of 7.5 km and Mysore palace is at about 8.0 km. The location of the project is in the Notified Metagalli Industrial area and falls in seismic zone II. Total cost of the project is Rs. 1,180.00 Crores and Rs. 30.50 Crores & Rs. 1.50 Crores will be earmarked towards capital cost & recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures

 

Raw material requirement will be 100 % cotton (no lignin content), which will be sourced from the neighboring states and will be stored in godowns. Sprinkler system is envisaged for fire fighting. Digestion and bleaching process is totally chlorine free. Similar to alkaline peroxide mechanical pulping will be adopted. As cotton is 100% cellulose, chemical dosing required for digestion & bleaching is very low and hence no chemical recovery is viable and envisaged.

 

Dust extraction and dust suppression system will be provided at the hopper. All loose fibers from different points of cleaning will be collected & pneumatically conveyed to Cyclone Separator for removing heavy particles. Condenser and step cleaner is envisaged to remove dirt & dust. Metallic contaminants if any will be removed by metal detector cum catcher. Cooling towers will be fitted with modern high efficiency drift eliminators that can greatly reduce drift formation. Flue gases generated from the combustion process will be discharged through flue-stacks of (30 m height) fitted to the boilers.

 

Total water requirement of 3,000 m3/day will be sourced from Karnataka Government (KUWS & DB).  For water withdrawal, approval from the Karnataka Government has been obtained. Rain water harvesting and check dams will be constructed for water conservation. Process white water from the paper machine plant will be recycled. Washing and bleaching effluents are processed in ETP along with excess white water. Treated effluent will partly be recycled and surplus water will be reused for floor cleaning, gardening etc. Sewage will be treated in the existing STP which has an excess capacity.

 

No fly ash/lime sludge is generated/disposed from the project. Oil sludge and other hazardous waste are treated and then sent for disposal as per HWM Rules. Non–hazardous solid wastes (like cotton waste) should be disposed to local vendors. ETP sludge will be used in vermi composting and board manufacturing.

 

Major machines/equipments would be stat-of–the-art low noise equipments. Acoustic design with sound proof glass paneling should be provided. Acoustic enclosures should be provided to DG sets and the noise level will be maintained less than 75 dB (A). Total energy required is 22.56 GJ/T of paper. Power requirement of 10 MVA will be met from the KPTCL grid.

 

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

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the proposal for environmental clearance subject to prior permission from the National Board for Wild Life and stipulation of the following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

(i)            Compliance to all the specific and general conditions stipulated for the existing plant by the Central/State Government should be ensured and regular reports submitted to the Ministry and its Regional Office at Bangalore.

 

(ii)           Prior permission should be obtained from the National Board for Wild Life and Chief Wildlife Warden regarding impact of proposed plant in the nearby Ranganthittu Birds Sanctuary and recommendations suggested should be implemented in a time bound manner.

 

(iii)          The project authority should install multi cyclones, wet scrubbers with the boilers to achieve the particulate emission below 50 mg/Nm3.

 

(iv)         Lime scrubbing should be done to minimize SO2 emissions and Low NOx burners should be installed.

 

(v)          The total water requirement (including existing) should not exceed 3,000 KLD. The industry should ensure the compliance of the standards for discharge of the treated effluent from the unit as stipulated under the E (P) Act, rules or SPCB whichever is more stringent. The company should make efforts to limit the water consumption upto 75 m3/tonne of product. Adequate steps including use of modern RO/UF based technologies should be used to increase recycling and reduce water consumption.

 

(vi)         Adequate number of influent and effluent quality monitoring stations should be set up in consultation with the State Pollution Control Board and regular monitoring should be carried out for all relevant parameters to maintain the effluent treatment efficiency. The report should be submitted to Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar, SPCB and CPCB.

 

(vii)        Ground water and soil should be monitored so as to ensure that there are no excess sodium levels and no adverse effect on vegetation as well as ground water.

 

(viii)       Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF) technology should be used

 

(ix)         The company should submit the comprehensive water management plan along with monitoring plan for the ground water quality and the level, within three months from date of issue of this letter.

 

(x)          The project authority should dispose of hazardous waste as per the provision of Hazardous Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 2003.

 

(xi)         The company should develop green belt in 33% of the total land as per the CPCB guidelines to mitigate the effect of fugitive emissions.

 

(xii)        Occupational health surveillance of the workers should be done on a regular basis and records maintained as per the Factories Act.

 

(xiii)       The company should make the arrangement for protection of possible fire hazards during manufacturing process in material handling.

 

(xiv)       All the recommendations made in the Charter on Corporate Responsibility for Environment Protection (CREP) for the pulp and paper sector should be strictly implemented.

 

(xv)        At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the enterprise social commitment based on Public Hearing & social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar. Implementation of such program should be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

(xvi)       Provision should be made for the housing of construction labour within the site with all necessary infrastructure and facilities such as fuel for cooking, mobile toilets, mobile STP, Safe drinking water, medical health care, crèche etc. The housing may be in the form of temporary structures to be removed after the completion of the project.

 

19.2.6     Expansion of Ferro Alloy Plant near Village Manesamudram, Mandal Hindupur, District Ananthapur in Andhra Pradesh by M/s M.B. Smelters Pvt. Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Pioneer Enviro Laboratories & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 7th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 2nd – 3rd February, 2010 for preparation of EIA / EMP. 

 

M/s M.B. Smelters Pvt. Ltd. have proposed to install a 2 x 9 MVA + 2 x 2 MVA furnaces (Phase # 1) and 1 x 9 MVA + 1 x 16.5 MVA furnaces (Phase # 2) in addition to the existing 1 x 1.0 MVA & 1 x 1.5 MVA Submerged Arc furnaces near Manesamudram Village, Hindupur Mandal, Ananthapur District, Andhra Pradesh. Nearest village is Manesamudram which is at a distance of 1.0 Km from the plant site. No National Parks / Wild life sanctuaries are situated within 10 Km. radius of the plant site. Errakonda R.F. is situated at a distance of 8.8 Kms. from the plant site. No forest land is involved in the proposed project site. Penna River, (non-perennial) is at a distance of 1.8 Kms. from the plant site. The total project area for the proposed expansion is 150.68 acres, out of which 32.36 acres is in possession and PV statement for 68.10 acres was approved by District Collector & remaining land is under process by Revenue Authorities. The capital investment for the proposed expansion project is Rs. 120 Crores [Phase - 1: 57 Crores & Phase-2: 63 Crores]. Out of which Rs. 8.5 Crores and Rs. 75 Lakhs / annum will be earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost for environmental pollution control measures. The following are the production capacities of existing & expansion units:

 

Units

Products

Quantity (TPA)

Existing

1 x 1.5 MVA

1 x 1.0 MVA

FeMn

Low Carbon Ferro Alloys (SiMn & FeMn)

4,270

2,445

Expansion

Phase 1

2 x 9 MVA

2 x 2 MVA

FeMn OR  SiMn

Low Carbon Ferro Alloys (FeMn)

59,730

2,055

Phase 2

1 x 9 MVA

1 x 16.5 MVA

FeMn  OR SiMn OR Si Alloys

FeSi OR Si metal

Slag wool from waste slag

25,200

14,200

20,000

Total

50 MVA

             Manganese ore, Quartz, Metallurgical Coke, Fluxes, Scrap, Petcoke, Calcium Flourspar will be used as raw materials. In Ferro alloy plant Ferro alloys will be produced by smelting of Manganese ore with coke, quartz and scrap, Fluxes etc., in submerged Electric Arc furnaces.

The Fugitive emissions from the Submerged Electric Arc furnaces will be sucked through hoods and will pass through a fume extraction system comprising of bag filters and then let out through 4 nos. of stacks each of 30 m height. The flue dust will be pneumatically carried to covered bins, sprayed with water mist and later briquetted and reused in the process as raw material. The out let dust emission will be less than 50 mg/Nm3.

 

The main sources of dust pollution are crushing operations of raw materials (such as, Mn Ore, Quartz, etc) and their transfer points. A separate de-dusting system will be provided to control the dust from various material transfer points by means of suitable ducting connected to an Induced Draught fan. The dust that is drawn from various points will pass through bag filters.

 

Water required for the project is 500 KLD and will be supplied by APIIC. A copy of the clearance letter is shown in next slide. Rainwater harvesting structures will be constructed to harvest the run-off water from roof tops by laying a separate storm water drainage system for recharging of ground water. Rain water harvesting will be taken-up in consultation with State Ground Water Board. The water conserved will be used to meet the plant water requirement. Closed circuit cooling system is envisaged in the proposed in Ferro alloys plant. Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and Zero discharge will be adopted. 

 

            Fe-Mn slag will be reused in manufacture of Si-Mn as it contains high MnO and Silica. Si-Mn slag will be used for making slag wool in Phase - 2 and remaining will used in road construction / crushed & after recovery of mineral given to brick manufactures. Fe-Si slag will be used in cast iron foundries.

             Out of 150.68 acres, green belt will be developed in 50 acres (including existing). Power required for the proposed plant is 50 MW and same will be sourced from A.P. state grid.

The Committee deliberated upon the issues raised during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting conducted by the A.P. Pollution Control Board on 15th September 2010. The main issues raised in the public hearing meeting were training to villages, jobs to villagers, development & maintenance of greenbelt, socio economic development, pollution control etc.

 

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

 

  1. As per the commitment submitted, no charcoal should be used as fuel. Pet coke should be used as fuel instead of charcoal from unknown sources. 

 

  1. Continuous monitoring facilities for all the stacks and sufficient air pollution control equipments viz. fume extraction system with bag filters, ID fan and stack of adequate height to submerged arc furnace should be provided to control emissions below 50 mg/Nm3. 

                       

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

                        

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

 

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

 

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

                         

7.    The total water requirement should not exceed 500 m3/day. ‘Zero’ effluent discharge should be strictly followed and no wastewater should be discharged outside the premises.

                                                                                                                                          

  1. All the ferro alloy slag should be used for land filling inside the plant or used as building material only after passing through Toxic Chemical Leachability Potential (TCLP) test.  Otherwise, hazardous substances should be recovered from the slag and output waste and be disposed in secured landfill as per CPCB guidelines. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. As proposed, green belt should be developed in at least 33 % of the project area. Selection of plant species should be as per the CPCB guidelines in consultation with the DFO.

 

14.  Prior permission and recommendations of the State Forest Department regarding impact of the proposed plant on Errakonda R.F should be obtained and recommendations if any should be implemented in a time bound manner.

 

15.  At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the enterprise social commitment based on Public Hearing & social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan (need based) should be prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore. Implementation of such program should be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

 

Any Other Item:

 

19.2.7     Proposed Cement Plant (2.50 MTPA), Captive Power Plant (40 MW) Lime Stone Mine (395.05 ha.) at Risda, Kukurdih and Dhandhani , Tehsil Baloda Bazar, District Raipur in Chhattisgarh by M/s Emami Cement Limited - regarding Reconsideration

 

Proposal of M/s Emami Cement Limited for Cement Plant (2.50 MTPA), Captive Power Plant (40 MW) Lime Stone Mine (395.05 ha.) at Risda, Kukurdih and Dhandhani , Tehsil Baloda Bazar, District Raipur in Chhattisgarh was considered and discussed in the 18th Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) meeting held during 25th – 26th January, 2011.  The Committee after detailed deliberation recommended recourse to any of the alternatives set below for reconsideration of the project:

 

(i)    The proponent may come up with a revised proposal totally excluding the parcels of unacquired land which lie within the boundary of the project as now submitted. The Committee made it amply clear to the proponent that no argument of prospective acquisition of these lands can be considered. The project boundaries have to be so defined and redrawn that the pockets of private land that were shown to exist in the sketch and such other extents that may also exist of private or government land are not only be excluded from the physical boundary and scope of the project but are provided independent access with roads and associated infrastructure and total isolation from the project to the entire satisfaction of the Committee. These lands shall be so insulated from the project that the effect of project operations shall have no impact environmental thereon. Complete arrangements and plans in this regard as vetted and approved by the state government should be submitted to the MoEF for reconsideration         

 

(or)

 

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

 

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

 

The information sought above was furnished by the project proponent to MoEF vide their letter dated 09.02.2011. Coal linkage documents for Indonesian coal and rainwater harvesting plan were submitted. The PP also made a presentation before the Committee The Committee was not satisfied with the presentation and requires that the proponent furnish the following.

 

 

1.    A revised plant lay out of the land excluding the land not required.

2.   The boundaries of the plant shall be clearly indicated and confirmed. Access shall be provided to the pockets of land shown as not yet acquired in the original application as well as to other extents of land not in the possession of the proponent but which lie in the vicinity and access to which would be disturbed by the confi9guration and location of the cement plant.

3.    Approval of the Panchayat or concerned local body

4.    Approval of the State government.

 

 

 

19.2.8     Zinc Smelter (5,00,000 TPA), Lead Smelter (1,25,000 TPA), Captive Power Plant (255 MW) and expansion of Rajpura Dariba Mine (6,31,000 to 9,00,000 TPA) along with Beneficiation Plant (9,00,000 to 12,00,000 TPA) at Village Dariba, Tehsil Relmagra, District Rajsamand, Rajasthan by M/s Hindustan Zinc Limited - regarding Amendment in Environmental Clearance

 

Environmental Clearance to M/s Hindustan Zinc Limited was accorded vide MoEF letter No. J-11011/380/2008-IA II(I) dated 4th November, 2009 for the Zinc Smelter (5,00,000 TPA), Lead Smelter (1,25,000 TPA), Captive Power Plant (255 MW) and expansion of Rajpura Dariba Mine (6,31,000 to 9,00,000 TPA) along with Beneficiation Plant (9,00,000 to 12,00,000 TPA) at Village Dariba, Tehsil Relmagra, District Rajsamand, Rajasthan.

 

The project proponent vide their letter dated 24.11.2010 requested MoEF for an amendment in the specific condition No. X of the above EC i.e. ash content in coal from 12% to 35% (as mentioned in the Form 1 and EIA report) and sulphur content in coal from 2% to 1.5% (as mentioned in the Form 1 and EIA report). The PP also made a presentation before the Committee and requested for the above amendment.

 

During the presentation, the PP also informed that MoU has been signed with M/s South Eastern Coalfields Ltd. on 7th October, 2010 for supply of Indian coal. ESPs were designed to maintain the outlet PM concentration < 50 mg/Nm3 as specified in the EC. Although, the fly ash generated would be more w.r.t coal with 35% ash, due to the presence of many cement plants in the vicinity, all the fly ash will be utilized by the cement plants. LoIs in this regard from M/s Ultratech and JK cement works are submitted.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended for amendment in the specific condition No. X of the environmental clearance dated 24.11.2010 i.e. Ash content in coal should not exceed 35%. Sulphur content in coal should be restricted to 1.5% to contain SO2 emissions.

 

 

19.2.9     Expansion of iron Foundry along with Ferro Alloy Plant at Mouza Naupala, P.S. Bagnan, District Howrah, West Bengal by M/s Reform Ferro Cast Pvt. Limited - regarding Amendment in Environmental Clearance

 

Environmental Clearance to M/s Reform Ferro cast Pvt. Limited was accorded vide MoEF letter No. J-11011/27/2009-IA II(I) dated 5th May, 2009 for the Expansion of iron Foundry along with Ferro Alloy Plant at Mouza Naupala, P.S. Bagnan, District Howrah, West Bengal.

 

The project proponent vide their letter dated 29.11.2010 requested MoEF for an amendment in the above EC so as to install a Cupola Furnace (5 TPH) in addition to the existing Cupola Furnace (5 TPH) accorded in the EC letter. The justification for seeking amendment is that due to the batch process of Cupola Furnace, for the effective operation of the unit, a standby unit is required. It is also mentioned that there won’t be any increase in the pollution load, production capacity, working hours etc.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended for amendment in the environmental clearance dated 5th May, 2009 i.e. installation of an additional Cupola Furnace (5 TPH)

 

 

19.2.10  Induction Furnace (2x10 TPH) to manufacture Steel Billets (66,000 MTPA) at Dag No.: 350 & 43, IID Growth Centre, Mouza Borigog, Village Borsil Sotsil, Rangia, District Kamrup, Assam by M/s B.R. Metalics  - regarding Amendment in Environmental Clearance

 

Environmental Clearance to M/s B.R. Metalics was accorded vide MoEF letter No. J-11011/128/2008-IA II(I) dated 11th June, 2009 for Induction Furnace (2x10 TPH) to manufacture Steel Billets (66,000 MTPA) at Dag No.: 350 & 43, IID Growth Centre, Mouza Borigog, Village Borsil Sotsil, Rangia, District Kamrup, Assam.

 

The project proponent vide their letter dated 18.11.2010 requested MoEF for an amendment in the above EC so as to increase the capacity from 66,000 MTPA to 1,16,000 MTPA of steel billets and install a 10 MW CPP due to the project viability.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee did not agree for the above amendment and recommended that the PP should submit fresh proposal and apply for ToRs for further consideration by the EAC (I-1).

 

 

19.2.11  Expansion of Steel Plant (Pig Iron 21,000 to 1,00,000 TPA) Rerolled Steel Product 15,750 to 95,000 TPA Sintered Bricks/ Briquetted Sintered Minerals or Lime or Activated Minerals 55,000 TPA; DG set (6 MW) at 436-B, 453 and 454-B, Sector- C, Urla Industrial Area, Raipur, Chhattisgarh by M/s Indus Smelters Limited - regarding

 

Environmental Clearance was accorded to M/s Indus Smelters Limited vide MoEF letter No. J-11011/503/2007-IA II(I) dated 9th June, 2008 for the Expansion of Steel Plant (Pig Iron 21,000 to 1,00,000 TPA) Rerolled Steel Product 15,750 to 95,000 TPA Sintered Bricks/ Briquetted Sintered Minerals or Lime or Activated Minerals 55,000 TPA; DG set (6 MW) at 436-B, 453 and 454-B, Sector- C, Urla Industrial Area, Raipur, Chhattisgarh.

 

The project proponent vide their letter dated 10.02.2011 requested MoEF for an amendment in the above EC and also made a presentation before the Committee w.r.t permission to add two extra Induction Furnace of 450 KW-550 Kg-750 Kg crucible without increasing the production capacity. The purpose of this furnace is to pre-melt the Pig Iron & Cast Iron and then transfer the liquid metal through the ladle to main Induction Furnace for initiating the sponge iron charging. As a result of this, there would be reduced power consumption, improved power factor, reduced slag generation etc.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended for amendment in the environmental clearance dated 9th June, 2008 i.e. to add two extra Induction Furnace of 450 KW-550 Kg-750 Kg crucible without increasing the production capacity.

                        

 

Proposal for TORs:

 

19.2.12  Expansion of Cement grinding unit form 45 TPD to 145 TPD capacity at Rural Focal Point, Pathrala, District Bhatinda, Punjab by M/s New Century Cement Company- regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s CPTL Envirotech gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft TORs for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the cement plants (less than 1.0 MTPA) are listed at S. No. 3 (b) under Category - B and appraised at the State level. Because of Interstate Boundary with Haryana & non functioning of SEIAA/SEAC, Punjab the proposal has been appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) in the Ministry.

 

M/s New Century Cement Company have proposed to enhance the capacity of cement grinding unit from 45 TPD to 145 TPD capacity at Rural Focal Point, Pathrala, District Bhatinda, Punjab. Total land envisaged for the proposed project is 5058.5 sq. m. Green belt will be developed over an area of 1710 m2 area.  No national parks /biosphere reserves/ecologically sensitive areas are located within 10 km radius of the project area. The cost of the project is Rs 70.00 lakhs.

 

Clinker (96 MT), gypsum (6.5 MT), & fly ash (43 MT) will be the raw materials used during the grinding of cement .Clinker will be sourced from Himachal Pradesh & Rajasthan, gypsum from Rajasthan and fly ash from Bathinda.

 

It is proposed to install Bag filters to control particulate emissions within permissible limits. Stack of suitable height should be provided for the DG set to control GLC of SPM, SO2 & NOx levels.   Fugitive emissions from fly ash handling, clinker hopper, & Gypsum storage, weight feeders, grinding mills and packing machines will be controlled by providing covered sheds for storage of raw materials and fully covered conveyors for transportation of materials, etc.

           

Water requirement of 5 m3/d will be sourced from own bore well. No industrial wastewater will be generated from the cement plant.  Domestic waste water generated will be treated in Septic tank. All the treated wastewater will be used for Ash conditioning, dust suppression and green belt development. 

 

The dust collected from the various air pollution control measures like bag houses/filters etc. will be totally recycled in the process for cement grinding. Fly ash will be pneumatically transported to the cement plant to be used in the cement grinding. Used oil will be sold to the authorized recyclers. Used CFL tubes will be sent to designated TSDF site.

 

Acoustic enclosures will be provided to control noise pollution. PPE will be provided to the all workers. Power required for the proposed plant will be sourced from the Punjab State Electricity Board 500 KW (Existing=150 KW, Proposed = 350 KW).  DG sets of 250 KVA will also be installed for power backup. 

 

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

 

1.       Executive summary of the project.

2.      Photographs of the existing and proposed plant area.

3.      Compliance to the conditions stipulated in the Environmental Clearance / NOC granted by the SPCB.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15.    Energy balance data for all the components of plant should be incorporated.

16.    Design details of Ferro Alloy Plant and manufacturing process details should be included.

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

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

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

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

21.    Air quality modeling for specific pollutants needs to be done.  APCS for the control of emissions should also be included to control emissions within 50 mg/Nm3.

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

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

24.    Impact of the transport of the raw materials and end products on the surrounding environment should be assessed and provided.

25.    An action plan to control and monitor secondary fugitive emissions from all the sources as per the latest permissible limits issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. 414(E) dated 30th May, 2008.

26.    Presence of aquifer/aquifers within 1 km of the project boundaries and management plan for recharging the aquifer should be included.

27.    Source of surface/ground water level, site (GPS), cation, anion (Ion Chromatograph), metal trace element (as above) chemical analysis for water to be used. If surface water is used from river, rainfall, discharge rate, quantity, drainage and distance from project site should also be included.

28.    Ground water analysis with bore well data, litho-logs, drawdown and recovery tests to quantify the area and volume of aquifer and its management.

29.     ‘Permission’ for the drawl of water should be obtained. Water balance data must be provided. 

30.    A note on the impact of drawl of water on the nearby River during lean season.

31.    Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

32.    Surface water quality of nearby River (60 m upstream and downstream) and other surface drains at eight locations must be ascertained. 

33.    If the site is within 10 km radius of any major river, Flood Hazard Zonation Mapping is required at 1:5000 to 1;10,000 scale indicating the peak and lean river discharge as well as flood occurrence frequency.

34.    Pretreatment of raw water, treatment plant for waste water should be described in detail. Design specifications may be included.

35.    Ground water monitoring minimum at 8 locations and near solid waste dump zone, Geological features and Geo-hydrological status of the study area are essential as also.  Ecological status (Terrestrial and Aquatic) is vital.

36.    Action plan for solid/hazardous waste generation, storage, utilization and disposal particularly slag from all the sources should also be included. 

37.    Acton plan for the green belt development plan in 33 % area should be included.

38.    Detailed description of the flora and fauna (terrestrial and aquatic) should be given with special reference to rare, endemic and endangered species.

39.    Disaster Management Plan including risk assessment and damage control needs to be addressed and included.

40.    Occupational health:

 

a)    Details of existing Occupational & Safety Hazards. What are the exposure levels of above mentioned hazards and whether they are within Permissible Exposure level (PEL). If these are not within PEL, what measures the company has adopted to keep them within PEL so that health of the workers can be preserved, 

 

b)    Details of exposure specific health status evaluation of worker.  If the workers’ health is being evaluated by pre designed format, chest x rays, Audiometry, Spirometry, Vision testing (Far & Near vision, colour vision and any other ocular defect) ECG, during pre placement and periodical examinations give the details of the same. Details regarding last month analyzed data of abovementioned parameters as per age, sex, duration of exposure and department wise.

 

c)    Annual report of heath status of workers with special reference to Occupational Health and Safety.

41.    At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the enterprise social commitment and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be included. Socio-economic development activities need to be elaborated upon.

42.    Total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures should also be included.

43.    Any litigation pending against the project and / or any direction / order passed by any Court of Law against the project, if so, details thereof.

 

            The Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) decided that PAs may be communicated the above ‘TORs’ for the preparation of EIA/EMP. As soon as the EIA/EMP report is prepared, the same should be submitted by the PAs to the MOEF for obtaining environmental clearance. The proposal is exempted from public hearing by categorizing in B-2 category due to use of energy efficient technology, no clinker manufacturing at the proposed site, no sensitive area within 10 km. radius, ‘zero’ effluent discharge, utilization of all the solid waste in the process itself including utilization of fly ash etc.

 

            The TORs prescribed will be valid for a period of two years for submission of the EIA/EMP report.

 

 

19.2.13  Enhancement of Cement Grinding capacity from 0.525 MTPA to 6.0 MTPA at Damodhar Cement Works, Village Madhukunda, Tehsil Raghunathapur District Purulia, West Bengal by M/s ACC Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities gave a detailed presentation on 22nd February 2011 in the 19th Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft Term of References for the preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Standalone Cement Grinding Units are listed at S.No. 3 (b) under Category ‘B’. The proposal should have been appraised by SEIAA/SEAC but since the project site falls within 10 km. radius of Asansol, a critically polluted area, the proposal is appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s ACC, Damodhar Cement Works, have proposed to enhance its existing grinding unit capacity from 0.525 MTPA to 0.6 MTPA which will be achieved by replacing existing old separator of cement mill #1 and other small improvement (like replacement of the existing bucket elevators etc) to enhance  production level with existing machineries.

 

The cement grinding is a dry process. No additional land, power, water is required for the proposed enhancement. No R&R is involved. No national park/wildlife sanctuary/biosphere reserve is located within 10 km radius of the proposed site. Total cost of the project is Rs. 3.5 Crore.

 

            The additional major raw materials required at Damodhar Cement Works are Clinker (0.353 LTPA), Slag (0.36 LTPA) & Gypsum (0.038 LTPA) for manufacturing Portland Slag Cement. Clinker is supplied by sister unit of M/s ACC (Chaibasa, Bargarh & Jamul) plants, Slag from nearby steel industries and Gypsum from the Rajasthan/Imported. All transportation should be done by Rail and unloading should be done by Wagon tipplers with state of the art dust extraction & control system.

 

The Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) after detailed deliberations finalized the following TORs for the Cement Grinding Unit as per the Amendment in EIA Notification, 2006 dated 1st   December, 2009:

 

1.      Executive summary of the project.

2.      Photographs of the existing and proposed plant area.

3.      Compliance to the conditions stipulated in the Environmental Clearance / NOC granted by the SPCB.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15.    Energy balance data for all the components of plant should be incorporated.

16.    Design details of Ferro Alloy Plant and manufacturing process details should be included.

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

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

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

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

21.    Air quality modeling for specific pollutants needs to be done.  APCS for the control of emissions should also be included to control emissions within 50 mg/Nm3.

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

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

24.    Impact of the transport of the raw materials and end products on the surrounding environment should be assessed and provided.

25.    An action plan to control and monitor secondary fugitive emissions from all the sources as per the latest permissible limits issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. 414(E) dated 30th May, 2008.

26.    Presence of aquifer/aquifers within 1 km of the project boundaries and management plan for recharging the aquifer should be included.

27.    Source of surface/ground water level, site (GPS), cation, anion (Ion Chromatograph), metal trace element (as above) chemical analysis for water to be used. If surface water is used from river, rainfall, discharge rate, quantity, drainage and distance from project site should also be included.

28.    Ground water analysis with bore well data, litho-logs, drawdown and recovery tests to quantify the area and volume of aquifer and its management.

29.     ‘Permission’ for the drawl of water should be obtained. Water balance data must be provided. 

30.    A note on the impact of drawl of water on the nearby River during lean season.

31.    Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

32.    Surface water quality of nearby River (60 m upstream and downstream) and other surface drains at eight locations must be ascertained. 

33.    If the site is within 10 km radius of any major river, Flood Hazard Zonation Mapping is required at 1:5000 to 1;10,000 scale indicating the peak and lean river discharge as well as flood occurrence frequency.

34.    Pretreatment of raw water, treatment plant for waste water should be described in detail. Design specifications may be included.

35.    Ground water monitoring minimum at 8 locations and near solid waste dump zone, Geological features and Geo-hydrological status of the study area are essential as also.  Ecological status (Terrestrial and Aquatic) is vital.

36.    Action plan for solid/hazardous waste generation, storage, utilization and disposal particularly slag from all the sources should also be included. 

37.    Acton plan for the green belt development plan in 33 % area should be included.

38.    Detailed description of the flora and fauna (terrestrial and aquatic) should be given with special reference to rare, endemic and endangered species.

39.    Disaster Management Plan including risk assessment and damage control needs to be addressed and included.

40.    Occupational health:

 

d)    Details of existing Occupational & Safety Hazards. What are the exposure levels of above mentioned hazards and whether they are within Permissible Exposure level (PEL). If these are not within PEL, what measures the company has adopted to keep them within PEL so that health of the workers can be preserved, 

 

e)    Details of exposure specific health status evaluation of worker.  If the workers’ health is being evaluated by pre designed format, chest x rays, Audiometry, Spirometry, Vision testing (Far & Near vision, colour vision and any other ocular defect) ECG, during pre placement and periodical examinations give the details of the same. Details regarding last month analyzed data of abovementioned parameters as per age, sex, duration of exposure and department wise.

f)     Annual report of heath status of workers with special reference to Occupational Health and Safety.

41.    At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the enterprise social commitment and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be included. Socio-economic development activities need to be elaborated upon.

42.    Total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures should also be included.

43.    Any litigation pending against the project and / or any direction / order passed by any Court of Law against the project, if so, details thereof.

 

                        The Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) decided that PAs may be communicated the above ‘TORs’ for the preparation of EIA/EMP. As soon as the EIA/EMP report is prepared, the same may be submitted by the PAs to the MOEF for obtaining environmental clearance. The proposal is exempted from public hearing by categorizing in B-2 category due to use of energy efficient technology, no clinker manufacturing at the proposed site, no sensitive area within 10 km. radius, ‘zero’ effluent discharge, utilization of all the solid waste in the process itself including utilization of fly ash etc.

 

            The TORs prescribed will be valid for a period of two years for submission of the EIA/EMP report.

 

 

19.2.14    Proposed Ferro Alloy manufacturing unit of 4x9 MVA Submerged Electric Arc Furnaces to manufacture Si-Mn – 57,400 TPA (or) Fe-Si – 27,264 TPA (or) Fe-Mn – 77,890 TPA and 4x4 MVA Induction Furnaces to manufacture 1,16,800 TPA of Ingots/Billets at Village Sancham, Mandal Ranastalam & District  Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh by M/s Refulgent  Alloys N Steel Ltd- regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s Sri Sai Manasa Nature Tech Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft Term of References for the preparation of EIA/EMP.  All the Ferro Alloy Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Primary Metallurgical Industries under category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s Refulgent Alloys N Steel Ltd has proposed for Ferro Alloy manufacturing unit of 4 x 9 MVA Submerged Electric Arc Furnaces and 4 x 4 MVA Induction Furnaces at Village Sancham, Mandal Ranastalam & District Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh. The land required for the proposed project is 34.88 acres which is already acquired and green belt will be developed in 11.51 acres of plant area. Total cost of the project is Rs. 96.00 Crores.

 

The manufacturing process will involve preparation of raw material, electric smelting, casting and finishing Si-Mn – 57,400 TPA (or) Fe-Si – 27,264 TPA (or) Fe-Mn – 77,890 TPA and  1,16,800 TPA of Ingots/Billets will be manufactured. No ferro chrome will be manufactured. Quartzite, Mill Scale, Coke Breeze/Coal, Electrode Paste, Electrode Casting, Manganese Ore, Sponge Iron and Dolomite are the Raw materials that will be required and will be sourced from Authorized dealers and Local Market.

 

Fugitive dust will be arrested by installation of water sprinklers with asphalted internal roads and development of thick green belt area. Stack of 30 m height will be provided for effective dispersion of particulate matter and gases emissions. Reverse Pulse Jet Bag Filters will be used to arrest dust from plant process.

 

Total ground water requirement will be 204 KLD. No process wastewater is generated. Domestic wastewater will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.

 

Si-Mn and Fe-Si slag will be used for filling of low level areas, and for refilling of used Mines. The Bag Filter Dust will be sold to fly ash brick manufactures.

The enclosures of noise generating equipment will be designed for noise attenuation to reduce noise level up to recommended level. The power requirement will be met through 132 KVA/33KV sub station line from the State Grid.

 

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

 

1.            Executive summary of the project.

2.            Photographs of plant area.

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

4.            Coal linkage documents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15.          Energy balance data for all the components of ferro alloy plant should be incorporated.

16.          Design details of Ferro Alloy Plant and manufacturing process details should be included.

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

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

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

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

21.          Air quality modeling for ferro alloy plant for specific pollutants needs to be done.  APCS for the control of emissions should also be included to control emissions within 50 mg/Nm3.

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

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

24.          Impact of the transport of the raw materials and end products on the surrounding environment should be assessed and provided.

25.          An action plan to control and monitor secondary fugitive emissions from all the sources as per the latest permissible limits issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. 414(E) dated 30th May, 2008.

26.          Presence of aquifer/aquifers within 1 km of the project boundaries and management plan for recharging the aquifer should be included.

27.          Source of surface/ground water level, site (GPS), cation, anion (Ion Chromatograph), metal trace element (as above) chemical analysis for water to be used. If surface water is used from river, rainfall, discharge rate, quantity, drainage and distance from project site should also be included.

28.          Ground water analysis with bore well data, litho-logs, drawdown and recovery tests to quantify the area and volume of aquifer and its management.

29.           ‘Permission’ for the drawl of water should be obtained. Water balance data must be provided. 

30.          A note on the impact of drawl of water on the nearby River during lean season.

31.          Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

32.          Surface water quality of nearby River (60 m upstream and downstream) and other surface drains at eight locations must be ascertained. 

33.          If the site is within 10 km radius of any major river, Flood Hazard Zonation Mapping is required at 1:5000 to 1;10,000 scale indicating the peak and lean river discharge as well as flood occurrence frequency.

34.          Pretreatment of raw water, treatment plant for waste water should be described in detail. Design specifications may be included.

35.          Ground water monitoring minimum at 8 locations and near solid waste dump zone, Geological features and Geo-hydrological status of the study area are essential as also.  Ecological status (Terrestrial and Aquatic) is vital.

36.          Action plan for solid/hazardous waste generation, storage, utilization and disposal particularly slag from all the sources should also be included. 

37.          Identification and details of land to be used for all type of slag disposal in the secured land fill as per CPCB guidelines should be included.

38.          End use of solid waste and its composition should be covered.  Toxic metal content in the waste material and its composition should also be incorporated particularly of slag.

39.          Provision of Toxic Chemical Leachability Potential (TCLP) test for the slag and its end use should be included. 

40.          Commitment that no Ferro chrome will be manufactured without prior approval of the Ministry.

41.          Acton plan for the green belt development plan in 33 % area should be included.

42.          Detailed description of the flora and fauna (terrestrial and aquatic) should be given with special reference to rare, endemic and endangered species.

43.          Disaster Management Plan including risk assessment and damage control needs to be addressed and included.

44.          Details regarding expected Occupational & Safety Hazards. Protective measures for  Occupational Safety & Health hazards so that such exposure can be kept within permissible exposure level so as to protect health of workers. Health of the workers with special reference to Occupational Health. Plan of exposure specific health status evaluation of workers; pre placement and periodical health status of workers; plan of evaluation of health of workers by pre designed format, chest x ray, Audiometry, Spirometry Vision testing (Far & Near vision, colour vision and any other ocular defect) ECG, during pre placement and periodical examinations and plan of monthly and yearly report of the health status of workers with special reference to Occupational Health and Safety.

45.          At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the enterprise social commitment based on Public Hearing & social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be included. Socio-economic development activities need to be elaborated upon.

46.          Total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures should also be included.

47.          Public hearing issues raised and commitments made by the project proponent on the same should be included separately in EIA/EMP Report in the form of tabular chart with financial budget for complying with the commitments made.

48.          Any litigation pending against the project and / or any direction / order passed by any Court of Law against the project, if so, details thereof.

 

 It was decided that ‘TORs’ prescribed by the Expert  Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. The draft EIA/EMP report should be submitted to the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board for public hearing. The issues emerged and response to the issues should be incorporated in the EIA report. The final EIA report should be submitted to the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance.

 

The TORs prescribed will be valid for a period of two years for submission of the EIA/EMP along with Public hearing proceedings.      

 

 

19.2.15    Proposed 4x12 MVA Ferro Alloy Plant and 40 MW Captive Power Plant at Village Seoni, Block- Baloda, District Janjgir-Champa in Chhattisgarh by M/s Shri Ram Electricity LLP - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s Bhagavati Ana Labs, Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft Term of References for the preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Ferro Alloy Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgy Industry in Category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

            M/s. Sriram Electricity LLP, , Raipur, has proposed 4x12 MVA of Ferro Alloy plant with production capacity of Silico manganese (SiMn) 85,500 MTPA/or FeMn 1,15,000 MTPA and 40 MW coal based captive power plant at Seoni village, Janjgir-Champa district of Chhattisgarh state. The total land requirement for the proposed project is 50 acres which is a private land. Hasdeo river is passing at 10 km distance. No national park/wild life sanctuary/reserve forest is located within 10 km radius of the project site. Total cost of the project is Rs.310.61 Crores and Rs. 24.30 Crores are earmarked for environmental pollution control measures. The following raw materials are required for Ferro Alloy plant:

 

            Production of Si-Mn

 

S. N.

Raw Material

4 x 12 MVA

1

Mn Ore

153965 T

2

Ferro Manganese Slag

 59875 T

3

Quartz

 21384 T

4

Coke Breeze

 29938 T

5

Steam Coal

 25661 T

6

Iron Ore

  8554 T

7

Electrode Paste

  1711 T

 

Production of Fe-Mn

 

S. N.

Raw Material

4 x 12 MVA

1

Mn Ore

205200 T

2

Ferro Manganese Slag

79800 T

3

Quartz

28500 T

4

Coke Breeze

39900 T

5

Steam Coal

34200 T

6

Iron Ore

11400 T

7

Electrode Paste

2280 T

 

            The requirement of coal for the proposed captive power plant is 3,15,000 tonnes/annum which will be sourced from M/s Akshay Ispat Udyog Pvt. Ltd., sister concern, who have  been granted a coal linkage of 2,25,000 MT per annum of F grade coal. The balance coal will be procured through E-Auction

 

Dust extraction system with cyclones, bag filters and closed conveyors will be used to control fugitive emissions at coal handling area. Flue gas emissions will be controlled by installing 80 m height of stack chimney for CPP and 4 stacks of each 80 m height of stacks for Ferro Alloy plant. Electrostatic precipitator will be attached to the CPP boiler. 

All the conveyers will be covered. Internal roads will be asphalted / concreted to prevent the fugitive dust emission due to vehicular movement.

 

Total water requirement for the Ferro Alloy plant and CPP will be 28 m3/day which will be met from Hasdeo river. Waste water is recycled for Zero discharge.

 

The slag generated from ferro manganese about 75,263 TPA will be utilized within the system, whereas, the slag generated from silico manganese about 1,00,143 TPA will be granulized and utilized for construction of roads, or road ballast and filling of low-laying areas.  The ash generated from CPP about 1,48,365 TPA will be utilized for brick plant/ cement manufacturing industries.

 

After deliberating on the facts presented before the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry), the committee recommended the proposal for the preparation of EIA/EMP as per the following TORs:

1.            Executive summary of the project.

2.            Photographs of plant area.

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

4.            Coal linkage documents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15.          Energy balance data for all the components of ferro alloy plant should be incorporated.

16.          Design details of Ferro Alloy Plant and manufacturing process details should be included.

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

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

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

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

21.          Air quality modeling for ferro alloy plant for specific pollutants needs to be done.  APCS for the control of emissions should also be included to control emissions within 50 mg/Nm3.

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

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

24.          Impact of the transport of the raw materials and end products on the surrounding environment should be assessed and provided.

25.          An action plan to control and monitor secondary fugitive emissions from all the sources as per the latest permissible limits issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. 414(E) dated 30th May, 2008.

26.          Presence of aquifer/aquifers within 1 km of the project boundaries and management plan for recharging the aquifer should be included.

27.          Source of surface/ground water level, site (GPS), cation, anion (Ion Chromatograph), metal trace element (as above) chemical analysis for water to be used. If surface water is used from river, rainfall, discharge rate, quantity, drainage and distance from project site should also be included.

28.          Ground water analysis with bore well data, litho-logs, drawdown and recovery tests to quantify the area and volume of aquifer and its management.

29.           ‘Permission’ for the drawl of water should be obtained. Water balance data must be provided. 

30.          A note on the impact of drawl of water on the nearby River during lean season.

31.          Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

32.          Surface water quality of nearby River (60 m upstream and downstream) and other surface drains at eight locations must be ascertained. 

33.          If the site is within 10 km radius of any major river, Flood Hazard Zonation Mapping is required at 1:5000 to 1;10,000 scale indicating the peak and lean river discharge as well as flood occurrence frequency.

34.          Pretreatment of raw water, treatment plant for waste water should be described in detail. Design specifications may be included.

35.          Ground water monitoring minimum at 8 locations and near solid waste dump zone, Geological features and Geo-hydrological status of the study area are essential as also.  Ecological status (Terrestrial and Aquatic) is vital.

36.          Action plan for solid/hazardous waste generation, storage, utilization and disposal particularly slag from all the sources should also be included. 

37.          Identification and details of land to be used for all type of slag disposal in the secured land fill as per CPCB guidelines should be included.

38.          End use of solid waste and its composition should be covered.  Toxic metal content in the waste material and its composition should also be incorporated particularly of slag.

39.          Provision of Toxic Chemical Leachability Potential (TCLP) test for the slag and its end use should be included. 

40.          Commitment that no Ferro chrome will be manufactured without prior approval of the Ministry.

41.          Acton plan for the green belt development plan in 33 % area should be included.

42.          Detailed description of the flora and fauna (terrestrial and aquatic) should be given with special reference to rare, endemic and endangered species.

43.          Disaster Management Plan including risk assessment and damage control needs to be addressed and included.

44.          Details regarding expected Occupational & Safety Hazards. Protective measures for  Occupational Safety & Health hazards so that such exposure can be kept within permissible exposure level so as to protect health of workers. Health of the workers with special reference to Occupational Health. Plan of exposure specific health status evaluation of workers; pre placement and periodical health status of workers; plan of evaluation of health of workers by pre designed format, chest x ray, Audiometry, Spirometry Vision testing (Far & Near vision, colour vision and any other ocular defect) ECG, during pre placement and periodical examinations and plan of monthly and yearly report of the health status of workers with special reference to Occupational Health and Safety.

45.          At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the enterprise social commitment based on Public Hearing & social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be included. Socio-economic development activities need to be elaborated upon.

46.          Total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures should also be included.

47.          Public hearing issues raised and commitments made by the project proponent on the same should be included separately in EIA/EMP Report in the form of tabular chart with financial budget for complying with the commitments made.

48.          Any litigation pending against the project and / or any direction / order passed by any Court of Law against the project, if so, details thereof.

 

 It was decided that ‘TORs’ prescribed by the Expert  Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. The draft EIA/EMP report should be submitted to the Chhattisgarh Environment and Conservation Board for public hearing. The issues emerged and response to the issues should be incorporated in the EIA report. The final EIA report will be submitted to the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance.

 

The TORs prescribed will be valid for a period of two years for submission of the EIA/EMP along with Public hearing proceedings.      

 

 

19.2.16    Expansion of Integrated Steel Plant at Village Hathneura, District Janjgir-Champa in Chhattisgarh by M/s Prakash Industries Limited - regarding TORs

 

The Committee noted that Environmental Clearance was granted for the existing plant only on 3rd November, 2010 and the proposed expansion seems to be only an increase in the CPP capacity.  The Committee asked to apply to Thermal Committee for the increase in the CPP capacity. Proposal may be closed.

 

 

19.2.17    Establishment of Sponge Iron Unit (60,000 TPA), Ferro Alloys Plant (12,000 TPA), Pellet Plant (0.6 MTPA), Beneficiation Plant (1.2 MTPA) and Captive Power Plant (15 MW; 4 MW WHRB & 11 MW FBC) at Village Obalapuram, Taluk Rayadurgam, District Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh by M/s BIOP Steels & Power Pvt. Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s Remedy Environmental Consultants, Bellary gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft Terms of Reference for the preparation of EIA/EMP. All the sponge iron plants of capacity 200 TPD are listed at S.N. 3(a) under Category ‘A’ of EIA Notification, 2006 and hence, appraised at Central level.

           

            M/s BIOP Steels & Power Pvt. Ltd. have proposed for the Sponge Iron Plant (60,000 TPA), Captive Power Plant (15 MW; 4 MW WHRB & 11 MW FBC), Ferro Alloy Plant (12,000 TPA), Pellet Plant (0.6 MTPA), Beneficiation Plant (1.2 MTPA) at Sy. No. 137, 140 & 141 Obalapuram Village, Rayadurgam Tq. and Anantapuram Dist., Andhra Pradesh. Total Project Area of 54.0 acres allocated at Obalapuram Village. The total project cost is 360.0 Crores and Rs. 5 Crores are earmarked towards recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

            Following facilities will be installed:

 

S.No.

Unit

Facility

1

Sponge Iron Plant

2 x 100 TPD

2

Captive Power Plant

WHRB : 4 MW

FBC : 11 MW

15  MW

3

Ferro Alloys Plant 

12,000 TPA

4

Pellet Plant

0.6 MTPA

5

Beneficiation Plant

1.2 MTPA


            Iron ore, Coal, Bentonite, Coke, Limestone, Manganese Ore and Quartz will be used as raw materials. Iron ore will be sourced from near by mines (Bellary & Hospet). Coal will be sourced from Chennai, Tamil Nadu.  Limestone will be sourced from Dronachalam/ Piduguralla, Andhra Pradesh.

 

Coal based rotary kilns process will be used for direct reduction of Iron (DRI) ore to produce sponge iron. WHRB, AFBC boiler type power plant will be installed to make use of waste fume gases and char respectively. Production of Ferro Alloy is through electro thermic process in submerged arc furnaces.

Electrostatic precipitator (ESP) and bag filters will be provided to DRI, WHRB and AFBC, CFBC boilers to control pollution to control emissions within 100 mg/Nm3. Hot gas from sponge iron plant will pass through dust settling chamber (DSC) and after burning chamber (ABC) and disbursed through ID fan and stack of adequate height. Bag filters will be provided to control fugitive dust from conveyor transfer points.

Total ground water requirement from bore well and rain water harvesting will be 825 KLD. Cooling system will be adopted to recycle/reuse water. The treated effluent will be used for ash conditioning, dust suppression and green belt development. Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit/ sewage treatment plant and used for green belt development. No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and zero discharge will be adopted.

Char, fly ash, bed ash and ESP dust will be generated as solid waste. Char will be used in Captive Power Plant. Fly ash will be sold to brick manufacturing units.  Waste/used/spent oil (2500 l/yr) and grease (1,500 kg/yr) and used batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers/ re-processors.

Personal protective equipments like ear muffs will be provided to employees working in high noise prone areas. Acoustic lagging/silencers will be provided to noise generating equipment. Total power requirement will be 13 MW and met from Captive Power Plant. DG set (1000 KVA) will be installed.  The required power line, at 33 KV will be obtained from nearest APSEB Substation.

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

 

1.        Executive summary of the project

2.        Photographs of the site

3.        Coal linkage documents

4.        Detailed lay out plan

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

6.        A site location map on Indian map of 1:10, 00,000 scale followed by 1:50,000/1:25,000 scale on an A3/A2 sheet with at least next 10 Kms of terrains i.e. circle of 10 kms and further 10 kms on A3/A2 sheets with proper longitude/latitude/heights with min. 100/200 m. contours should be included. 3-D view i.e. DEM (Digital Elevation Model) for the area in 10 km radius from the proposal site. Present land use should be prepared based on satellite imagery. High-resolution satellite image data having 1m-5m spatial resolution like quickbird, Ikonos, IRS P-6 pan sharpened etc. for the 10 Km radius area from proposed site. The same should be used for land used/land-cover mapping of the area.

7.        Topography of the area should be given clearly indicating whether the site requires any filling. If so, details of filling, quantity of fill material required, its source, transportation etc. should be given.

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

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

10.      Coordinates of the plant site as well as ash pond with topo sheet should be included.

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

12.      A list of industries containing name and type in 10 km radius should be incorporated.

13.      Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

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

15.      Action plan for excavation and muck disposal during construction phase.

16.      Studies for fly ash, muck, slurry, sludge material disposal and solid waste generated, if the raw materials used has trace elements and a management plan should also be included.

17.      Manufacturing process details for all the plants should be included.

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

19.      Energy balance data for all the components of steel plant including proposed power plant should be incorporated.

20.      Site-specific micro-meteorological data using temperature, relative humidity, hourly wind speed and direction and rainfall should be collected.

21.      Data generated in the last three years i.e. air, water, raw material properties and analysis (major, trace and heavy metals), ground water table, seismic history, flood hazard history etc.

22.      One season site-specific micro-meteorological data using temperature, relative humidity, hourly wind speed and direction and rainfall and AAQ data (except monsoon) should be collected. The monitoring stations should take into account the pre-dominant wind direction, population zone and sensitive receptors including reserved forests.

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

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

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

26.      Air quality modelling for steel plant for specific pollutants needs to be done.  APCS for the control of emissions from the kiln and WHRB should also be included to control emissions within 50 mg/Nm3. Existing stack emission data.

27.      Action plan to follow National Ambient Air Quality Emission Standards issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. No. 826(E) dated 16th November, 2009 should be included.

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

29.      Impact of the transport of the raw materials and end products on the surrounding environment should be assessed and provided.

30.      A plan for the utilization of waste/fuel gases in the WHRB for generating power have to be set out.

31.      Impact of the transport of the raw materials and end products on the surrounding environment should be assessed and provided. The alternate method of raw material and end product transportation should also be studied and details included.

32.      One season data for gaseous emissions other than monsoon season is necessary.

33.      An action plan to control and monitor secondary fugitive emissions from all the sources as per the latest permissible limits issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. 414(E) dated 30th May, 2008.

34.      Presence of aquifer(s) within 1 km of the project boundaries and management plan for recharging the aquifer should be included.

35.      Source of surface/ground water level, site (GPS), cation, anion (Ion Chromatograph), metal trace element (as above) chemical analysis for water to be used. If surface water is used from river, rainfall, discharge rate, quantity, drainage and distance from project site should also be included. Information regarding surface hydrology and water regime should be included.

36.      Ground water analysis with bore well data, litho-logs, drawdown and recovery tests to quantify the area and volume of aquifer and its management.

37.      Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures at plant site should be submitted to harvest rainwater from the roof tops and storm water drains to recharge the ground water and also to use for the various activities at the project site to conserve fresh water and reduce the water requirement from other sources.  Rain water harvesting and groundwater recharge structures may also be constructed outside the plant premises in consultation with local Gram Panchayat and Village Heads to augment the ground water level. Incorporation of water harvesting plan for the project is necessary, if source of water is bore well.

38.      Permission for the drawl of water from the water source from the concerned authority and water balance data including quantity of effluent generated, recycled and reused and discharged is to be provided. Methods adopted/to be adopted for the water conservation should be included.

39.      A note on the impact of drawl of water on the nearby River during lean season.

40.      Surface water quality of nearby River (60 m upstream and downstream) and other surface drains at eight locations must be ascertained. 

41.      If the site is within 10 km radius of any major river, Flood Hazard Zonation Mapping is required at 1:5000 to 1;10,000 scale indicating the peak and lean river discharge as well as flood occurrence frequency.

42.      A note on treatment of wastewater from different plants, recycle and reuse for different purposes should be included.

43.      Provision of traps and treatment plants are to be made, if water is getting mixed with oil, grease and cleaning agents.

44.      If the water is mixed with solid particulates, proposal for sediment pond before further transport should be included. The sediment pond capacity should be 100 times the transport capacity.

45.      The pathways for pollution via seepages, evaporation, residual remains are to be studied for surface water (drainage, rivers, ponds, lakes), sub-surface and ground water with a monitoring and management plans.

46.      Ground water monitoring minimum at 8 locations and near solid waste dump zone, Geological features and Geo-hydrological status of the study area are essential as also.  Ecological status (Terrestrial and Aquatic) is vital.

47.      Action plan for solid/hazardous waste generation, storage, utilization and disposal particularly slag from all the sources, char and fly ash. Copies of MOU regarding utilization of ash should also be included.

48.      Details of evacuation of ash, details regarding ash pond impermeability and whether it would be lined, if so a detail of the lining etc. needs to be addressed.

49.      All stock piles will have to be on top of a stable liner to avoid leaching of materials to ground water.

50.      Action plan for the green belt development plan in 33 % area i.e. land with not less than 1,500 trees per ha. giving details of species, width of plantation, planning schedule etc. should be included. The green belt should be around the project boundary and a scheme for greening of the travelling roads should also be incorporated. All rooftops/terraces should have some green cover.

51.      Detailed description of the flora and fauna (terrestrial and aquatic) should be given with special reference to rare, endemic and endangered species.

52.      At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the enterprise social commitment based on Public Hearing & social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be included. Socio-economic development activities need to be elaborated upon.

53.      Disaster Management Plan including risk assessment and damage control needs to be addressed and included.

54.      Details regarding expected Occupational & Safety Hazards. Protective measures for  Occupational Safety & Health hazards so that such exposure can be kept within permissible exposure level so as to protect health of workers. Health of the workers with special reference to Occupational Health. Plan of exposure specific health status evaluation of workers; pre placement and periodical health status of workers; plan of evaluation of health of workers by pre designed format, chest x ray, Audiometry, Spirometry Vision testing (Far & Near vision, colour vision and any other ocular defect) ECG, during pre placement and periodical examinations and plan of monthly and yearly report of the health status of workers with special reference to Occupational Health and Safety.

55.      Details regarding infrastructure facilities such as sanitation, fuel, restroom etc. to be provided to the labour force during construction as well as to the casual workers including truck drivers during operation phase.

56.      Impact of the project on local infrastructure of the area such as road network and whether any additional infrastructure needs to be constructed and the agency responsible for the same with time frame.

57.      Environment Management Plan (EMP) to mitigate the adverse impacts due to the project along with item wise cost of its implementation. Total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures should be included.

58.      Plan for the implementation of the recommendations made for the steel plants in the CREP guidelines must be prepared.

59.      A note on identification and implementation of Carbon Credit project should be included.

60.      Any litigation pending against the project and/or any direction/order passed by any Court of Law against the project, if so, details thereof should also be included.

 

            It was decided that ‘TORs’ prescribed by the Expert  Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. The draft EIA/EMP report should be submitted to Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board for public hearing. The issues emerged and response to the issues should be incorporated in the EIA report. The final EIA report should be submitted to the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance.

 

            The TORs prescribed will be valid for a period of two years for submission of the EIA/EMP reports, after public consultation.

 

 

19.2.18    Proposed expansion of Fibre Cement Sheet manufacturing plant at Village Dewanmaro Ayma, Block Kharagpur (Local), District West Medinipur, West Bengal by M/s Ramco Industries Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s Vimta Labs, Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft TORs for preparation of EIA/EMP.  All the Asbestos Fibre Sheet Manufacturing Cement Plants have been listed at Sl. No. 4(c) of Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 as Category ‘A’ and have to be appraised at the Centre. 

 

M/s. Ramco Industries Limited have proposed to expand the Asbestos Fibre Cement Sheet and accessories manufacturing plant located at Dewan Maro Ayma, PO- Hariatara, PS- Kharagpur (L), District Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal from the existing production capacity of 72,000 TPA to 1,00,000 TPA. The existing plant got Environmental Clearance from MoEF and Consent to Operate from West Bengal Pollution Control Board and till date it is being renewed. The proposed expansion will be carried out within the existing plant itself and no additional land required for the expansion project. In the existing plant green belt is developed in an area of 7.65 acres, which is about 60% of the total area of the plant.

 

The additional production of the plant will be achieved by optimization of production by removing the existing bottlenecks, increasing the speed of the equipment to the maximum extent possible through VFDs and utilizing the maximum production hours available. There will not be any new machinery and change in the process technology.

 

The existing air pollution control measures like Bag Opening Device, Shredder and Bag Filter for Fibre circuit, Pneumatic bulk handling system and Bag Filter for Cement and Fly ash handling and Bag filters and Ball Mill for Solid Waste recycle system (Pulveriser plant) is well adequate to handle the additional marginal pollution load.

 

The water requirement will also be increased from 100 KLD to 137 KLD only. The additional requirement will be sourced from the existing bore wells itself. Additional quantity of process wastewater (130 KLD) will be treated in clarifier tank and reused in the process itself. No wastewater will be discharged outside the plant premises as the entire wastewater is reused in the process itself.

 

Discarded fibre cement products like broken sheet pieces and rejected materials will be pulverized and reused in process. Residue containing fibre in the form of sludge will be crushed in ball mill and recycled in the process. No solid waste will be sent out for disposal as the entire waste will be recycled in the process itself.

 

There will not be much increase in the noise levels due to the proposed expansion as no new machines are proposed.

 

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

 

1      Executive Summary of the project.

2      Photographs of the existing and proposed plant area.

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

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

5      Modern up-to-date Asbestos plant with automatic bag opening devices should be installed.

6      The safety measures adopted during import and transport of Asbestos from Canada or any other country should be included.

7      Present land use of study area for 10 Km radius should be included. Detailed topographical map indicating drainage pattern and other features of the area should also be included.

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

9      High-resolution satellite image data having 1m-5m spatial resolution like quickbird, Ikonos, IRS P-6 pan sharpened etc. for the 10 km radius area from proposed site should be incorporated.  The same should be used for land used /land-cover mapping of the area.

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

11   Cumulative data base of last 2 yrs. for emissions e.g. aerosols size, optical depth, CO, CO2, surface and air temperature, NO, CH4, anions/cations/trace metals as given below in surface/subsurface water with present GW level and its fluctuation for last 5-10 yrs from CGWB as may be applicable.

12   For the project location within 10 km radius of any major river, Flood Hazard Zonation Mapping is required at 1:5000 to 1;10,000 scale indicating the peak and lean river discharge as well as flood occurrence frequency.

13   Geo-technical data by a bore hole of upto 40 mts. in every One sq. km area such as ground water level, SPTN values, soil fineness, geology, shear wave velocity etc. for liquefaction studies. This will help making a future Seismic Hazard and Earthquake Risk Management area.   

14   Site-specific micro-meteorological data including inversion height and mixing height should be included

15   Details of the other industries located in 10 km radius should be included

16   One season base line data on air, water, soil & noise etc. should be included

17   A chapter on chemistry of asbestos, handling of asbestos material, precautions proposed for the direct contact, arrangements made for storage and monitoring of asbestos fibres etc. other details as per given below:

              i.    Size of silica sand, transportation, storage, spillway of melt and temperature management for float glass and mirror Industry along with silicosis management and toxicity studies and management for Ag etc.

             ii.    Source and location of Asbestos (GPS) even if imported, size in F/ml, levels in environment, Chemical composition of raw material as especially amount of Tremolite, Crocidolite, Amosite and other amphiboles, Hexavalent chromium in raw material especially in serpentine, talc and chrysotile, Electron microscopy, XRD and Raman Spectra studies.

            iii.    Health Management Plan for Mesothalmia, Lung cancer and Asbestosis related problems in asbestos industries.

18   Petrological and Chemical analysis and other chemical properties of raw materials used (with GPS location of source of raw material) i.e. ores, minerals, rock, soil, coal, iron, dolomite quartz etc. using high definition and precision instruments mentioning their detection range and methodology such Digital Analyzers, AAS with Graphite furnace, ICPMS, MICRO-WDXRF, EPMA, XRD, Nano studies or at least as per I30-10500 and WHO norms. These analysis should include trace element and metal studies like Cr (vi) Ni, Fe, As, Pb, Zn, Hg, Se, S etc.  Presence of radioactive elements (U, Th etc.),

19   Petrography, grain size analysis and Major element analysis of raw material and soil from project site and raw material should be done on the same parameters along with analysis for SiO2, Al2O3, MgO, MnO, K2O, CaO, FeO, Fe2O3, P2O5, H2O, CO2.

20   If the rocks, ores, raw material has trace elements their petrography, ore microscopy, XRD, elemental mapping EPMA, XRF is required to quantify the amount present in it and hence future risk involved while using it and management plan.

21   Mode of transport of raw materials from sources are to be shown. All the trucks for raw material and finished product transportation must be “Environmentally Compliant”

22   Studies are also required for management of  muck disposal, slurry, sludge material and solid waste generated if the raw materials used has trace elements and a management plan.

23   Air quality modelling for the Asbestos handling system. Ambient air quality monitoring modelling alongwith cumulative impact. Following are to be included as an annexure for the day (24 hrs) considered for maximum GLC:

              i.    Emissions (g/second) with and without the air pollution control measures

            ii.    Meteorological inputs (wind speed, m/s), wind direction, ambient air temperature, cloud cover, relative humidity & mixing height) on hourly basis

           iii.    Model input options for terrain, plume rise, deposition etc.

           iv.    Print-out of model input and output on hourly and daily average basis

            v.    A graph of daily averaged concentration (MGLC scenario) with downwind distance at every 500 m interval covering the exact location of GLC.

           vi.    Details of air pollution control methods used with percentage efficiency that are used for emission rate estimation with respect to each pollutant

          vii.    Applicable air quality standards as per LULC covered in the study area and % contribution of the proposed plant to the applicable Air quality standard. In case of expansion project, the contribution should be inclusive of both existing and expanded capacity.

        viii.    No. I-VII are to be repeated for fugitive emissions and any other source type relevant and used for industry

           ix.    Graphs of monthly average daily concentration with down-wind distance

            x.    Specify when and where the ambient air quality standards are exceeded either due to the proposed plant alone or when the plant contribution is added to the background air quality.

           xi.    Fugitive dust protection or dust reduction technology for workers within 30 m of the plant active areas.

          xii.    Existing stack emission data and fibre concentration in the work zone.

24   Sources of secondary emissions, its control and monitoring as per the CPCB guidelines and latest notification vide G.S.R. 414(E) dated 30th May, 2008 should be included.

25   Chemical characterization of RSPM and incorporation of RSPM data. Location of one AAQMS in downwind direction.

26   Action plan to follow National Ambient Air Quality Emission Standards issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. No. 826(E) dated 16th November, 2009 should be included.

27   Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures at plant site should be submitted to harvest rainwater from the roof tops and storm water drains to recharge the ground water and also to use for the various activities at the project site to conserve fresh water and reduce the water requirement from other sources.  Rain water harvesting and groundwater recharge structures may also be constructed outside the plant premises in consultation with local Gram Panchayat and Village Heads to augment the ground water level. Incorporation of water harvesting plan for the project is necessary, if source of water is bore well.

28   Actual source and permission for the drawl of water from bore well from the SGWB/CGWA or concerned authority and water balance data including quantity of effluent generated, recycled and reused and discharged is to be provided. Methods adopted/to be adopted for the water conservation should be included

29   Ground water monitoring minimum at 8 locations should be included.

30   Scheme for proper storage of asbestos fibres and disposal of solid/hazardous waste should be included.

31   Presence of an aquifer/aquifers within 1 km of the project boundaries should be included. Management plan for recharging the aquifer should be given so as to limit the water extraction within permissible limit of CWC or CGWB should be included.

32   Source of surface/ground water level, site (GPS), cation, anion (Ion Chromatograph), metal trace element (as above) chemical analysis for water to be used. If surface water is used from river, rainfall, discharge rate, quantity, drainage and distance from project site should also be included.

33   Ground water analysis with bore well data, litho-logs, drawdown and recovery tests to quantify the area and volume of aquifer and its management should be included.

34   Ground water modeling showing the pathways of the pollutants should be included

35   Column leachate study for all types of stockpiles or waste disposal sites, at 20oC-50oC should be conducted and included.

36   All samplings for water have to be done during the peak summer time (Sampling number, dates and standard deviation should be included.

37   Incorporation of water harvesting plan for the project is necessary, if source of water is bore well should be ensured.

38   Provision of traps and treatment plants are to be made, if water is getting mixed with oil, grease and cleaning agents should be included.

39   If the water is mixed with solid particulates, proposal for sediment pond before further transport should be included.  The sediment pond capacity should be 100 times the transport capacity.

40   Wastewater characteristics (heavy metals, anions and cations, trace metals, PAH) from asbestos bearing effluent should be included.

41   The pathways for pollution via seepages, evaporation, residual remains are to be studied for surface water (drainage, rivers, ponds, lakes), sub-surface and ground water with a monitoring and management plans should be included.

42   All stock piles should be on top of a stable liner to avoid leaching of materials to ground water.

43   The green belt should be around the project boundary in 33 % area and a scheme for greening of the traveling roads should also be incorporated. All rooftops/terraces should have some green cover.

44   The details of green belt plan along SE direction of the plant area.

45   Disaster Management Plan including risk assessment and damage control needs to be addressed and included.

46   Arrangements for the proper monitoring of the occupational health of the workers should be included. Occupational hazards specific pre-placement and periodical monitoring and periodical monitoring should be carried out. The detailed plan to carry out above mentioned activity should be mentioned. The measures to protect the workers from accidents and other safety issues. Detailed plan for the same. Man machine relationship. How the issue of man-machine relationship to protect the workers from musculo-skeletal disorder such as backache, arthritis, body ache etc.

47   Detailed action plan for compliance of the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India regarding occupational health and safety measures in asbestos industries should be included.

48   Detailed description of the flora and fauna (terrestrial and aquatic) should be given with special reference to rare, endemic and endangered species.

49   Compliance to the recommendations mentioned in the CREP guidelines should be included.

50   An action plan on entire operation should be automatic and closed system for all operations for fibre handling and processing should be included.

51   Details of arrangement for measurement and monitoring of asbestos fibre (Phase contrast microscope) should be included.

52   Detailed Environment management Plan (EMP) with specific reference to details of air pollution control system water & wastewater management, monitoring frequency, responsibility and time bound implementation plan for mitigation measure should be provided.

53   EMP should include the concept of waste-minimization, recycle/reuse/recovery techniques, Energy conservation, and natural resource conservation.

54   EMP should include a clear map for plantation/green belt.

55   Commitment that laboratory for monitoring asbestos fibres will be established at the site.

56   At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the enterprise social commitment and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be included. Socio-economic development activities need to be elaborated upon.

57   Any litigation pending against the project and/or any direction/order passed by any Court of Law against the project, if so, details thereof should also be included.

 

It was decided that ‘TORs’ prescribed by the Expert  Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. The EIA/EMP report should be submitted to the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance.  Public hearing is exempted by the Committee under 7 (ii) of the EIA Notification, 2006 since the proposed expansion is by optimization of production by debottlenecking.

 

The TORs prescribed will be valid for a period of two years for submission of the EIA/EMP reports.

 

 

19.2.19    Expansion of Integrated Steel Plant from 0.4 MTPA to 1.4 MTPA at Raichur Growth Center, Village Wadlur and Chicksugur, District Raichur, Karnataka by M/s Surana Industries Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s Vimta Labs Ltd., Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken for the proposed capacity expansion of integrated steel plant. All the Steel Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgical Industries under category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

            M/s Surana Industries Limited have proposed capacity expansion of integrated steel plant from 0.4 MTPA to 1.4 MTPA  at Raichur Growth Center, Village Wadlur and Chicksugur, District Raichur, Karnataka. Total project area of the steel plant is 413.5 acre (131.55 acres already available and balance 282 acres being acquired through Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board (KIADB)). The land is in notified industrial land acquired through KIADB. A Copy of the Gazette Notification is submitted. There are no National parks /Wildlife sanctuaries /biosphere reserves located within 10 km radius of the plant.  Total cost of the proposed project is Rs. 7959.00 Crores. The Environmental Clearance for existing 0.4 MTPA integrated steel plant is accorded vide letter F.No.J-11011/448/2005-IAII (A) dated 10th September, 2007. 

 

            Following are the details of proposed expansion:

 

Sr. No

Particulars

Capacity

(MTPA)

1

Iron Ore Beneficiation Plant

2.98

2

Iron Ore Pelletizing Plant

1.20

3

DRI Plant

0.12

4

Coke Oven Battery

0.73

5

Sinter Plant

2.00

6

Blast Furnace

1.42

7

Steel Melting Shop (SMS)

1.32

8

Continuous Casting Shop (CCS)

1.28

9

Steckel Mill

0.70

10

Calcination Plant

1060 TPD

11

Hot & Cold Rolling Mills & Finishing Lines

0.46

12

Oxygen Plant

640 TPD

13

Power Plant

60 MW

 

The air pollution control system proposed in the proposed Phase-II Integrated Steel complex are - Dust Suppression (DS) / Dust Extraction (DE) systems with Bag Filters / ESPs, Installation of Low NOx burners, Stacks of adequate height, Concrete / black topping of permanent roads, Development of extensive green belt, Protection of workers by provision of necessary PPEs.  To control fugitive emissions, the sheds would be covered. For storage of raw materials, covered conveyors, asphalted roads, dust suppression systems like water sprinkling will be provided.

 

The water requirement for Integrated Steel Plant is 50 MLD. Water withdrawl permission has been obtained from Karnataka State Government for 60 MLD. ETP & STP proposed to be commissioned aiming for ‘zero discharge’ except during monsoon. Treated sanitary waste / sewage will be used for green belt development/maintenance.

 

Solid wastes like slag will be dumped in a designated area and used for land filling. Ash will be sold to cement manufacturers.

 

The power requirement of the plant is 136 MW and will be met from Captive power plant and Surana Power Limited (SPL).

 

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

 

1.        Executive summary of the project

2.        Photographs of the existing and proposed plant area.

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

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

5.        Coal linkage documents

6.        Non-recovery coke oven with waste heat recovery plant should be provided with dry coke quenching and lime scrubbing for desulphurizing the exit gas after waste heat recovery from boilers

7.        A copy of the mutual agreement for land acquisition signed with land oustees.

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

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

10.      Topography of the area should be given clearly indicating whether the site requires any filling. If so, details of filling, quantity of fill material required, its source, transportation etc. should be given.

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

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

13.      Coordinates of the plant site as well as ash pond with topo sheet co-ordinates of the plant site as well as ash pond with topo sheet should also be included.

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

15.      Rehabilitation & Resettlement (R & R) should be as per policy of the State Govt. and a detailed action plan should be included.

16.      Permission from the tribals, if tribal land has also to be acquired along with details of the compensation plan.

17.      Permission and approval for the use of forest land, if any, and recommendations of the State Forest Department. .

18.      A list of industries containing name and type in 25 km radius should be incorporated.

19.      Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

20.      List of raw material required from coal linkage, analysis of all the raw materials and source along with mode of transportation should be included. All the trucks for raw material and finished product transportation must be “Environmentally Compliant”.

21.      Petrological and Chemical analysis and other chemical properties of raw materials used (with GPS location of source of raw material) i.e. ores, minerals, rock, soil, coal, iron, dolomite quartz etc. using high definition and precision instruments mentioning their detection range and methodology such Digital Analyzers, AAS with Graphite furnace, ICPMS, MICRO-WDXRF, EPMA, XRD, Nano studies or at least as per I30-10500 and WHO norms. These analysis should include trace element and metal studies like Cr (vi) Ni, Fe, As, Pb, Zn, Hg, Se, S etc.  Presence of radioactive elements (U, Th etc.), if applicable, should also be included..

22.      Petrography, grain size analysis and Major element analysis of raw material and soil from project site and raw material should be done on the same parameters along with analysis for SiO2, Al2O3, MgO, MnO, K2O, CaO, FeO, Fe2O3, P2O5, H2O, CO2.

23.      If the rocks, ores, raw material has trace elements their petrography, ore microscopy, XRD, elemental mapping EPMA, XRF is required to quantify the amount present in it and hence future risk involved while using it and management plan.

24.      Action plan for excavation and muck disposal during construction phase.

25.      Studies for fly ash, muck, slurry, sludge material disposal and solid waste generated, if the raw materials used has trace elements and a management plan should also be included.

26.      Manufacturing process details for all the plants should be included.

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

28.      Energy balance data for all the components of steel plant including proposed power plant should be incorporated.

29.      Site-specific micro-meteorological data using temperature, relative humidity, hourly wind speed and direction and rainfall should be collected.

30.      Data generated in the last three years i.e. air, water, raw material properties and analysis (major, trace and heavy metals), ground water table, seismic history, flood hazard history etc.

31.      One season site-specific micro-meteorological data using temperature, relative humidity, hourly wind speed and direction and rainfall and AAQ data (except monsoon) should be collected. The monitoring stations should take into account the pre-dominant wind direction, population zone and sensitive receptors including reserved forests.

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

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

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

35.      Air quality modelling for steel plant for specific pollutants needs to be done.  APCS for the control of emissions from the kiln and WHRB should also be included to control emissions within 50 mg/Nm3.

36.      Action plan to follow National Ambient Air Quality Emission Standards issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. No. 826(E) dated 16th November, 2009 should be included.

37.      Ambient air quality monitoring modeling along with cumulative impact should be included for the day (24 hrs) for maximum GLC along with following :

i)       Emissions (g/second) with and without the air pollution control measures

ii)      Meteorological inputs (wind speed, m/s), wind direction, ambient air temperature, cloud cover, relative humidity & mixing height) on hourly basis

iii)     Model input options for terrain, plume rise, deposition etc.

iv)    Print-out of model input and output on hourly and daily average basis

v)     A graph of daily averaged concentration (MGLC scenario) with downwind distance at every 500 m interval covering the exact location of GLC.

vi)    Details of air pollution control methods used with percentage efficiency that are used for emission rate estimation with respect to each pollutant

vii)   Applicable air quality standards as per LULC covered in the study area and % contribution of the proposed plant to the applicable Air quality standard. In case of expansion project, the contribution should be inclusive of both existing and expanded capacity.

viii)  No. I-VII are to be repeated for fugitive emissions and any other source type relevant and used for industry

ix)    Graphs of monthly average daily concentration with down-wind distance

x)     Specify when and where the ambient air quality standards are exceeded either due to the proposed plant alone or when the plant contribution is added to the background air quality.

xi)    Fugitive dust protection or dust reduction technology for workers within 30 m of the plant active areas.

38.      A plan for the utilization of waste/fuel gases in the WHRB for generating power have to be set out.

39.      Impact of the transport of the raw materials and end products on the surrounding environment should be assessed and provided. The alternate method of raw material and end product transportation should also be studied and details included.

40.      One season data for gaseous emissions other than monsoon season is necessary.

41.      An action plan to control and monitor secondary fugitive emissions from all the sources as per the latest permissible limits issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. 414(E) dated 30th May, 2008.

42.      Storage capacity of Almati Dam, Average inflow of Dam and the demand of water for all purposes from Almati Dam in a lean period i.e. its reliability.

43.      Lean season flow of the Ghataprabha river from Irrigation Department.

44.      Presence of aquifer(s) within 1 km of the project boundaries and management plan for recharging the aquifer should be included.

45.      Source of surface/ground water level, site (GPS), cation, anion (Ion Chromatograph), metal trace element (as above) chemical analysis for water to be used. If surface water is used from river, rainfall, discharge rate, quantity, drainage and distance from project site should also be included. Information regarding surface hydrology and water regime should be included.

46.      Ground water analysis with bore well data, litho-logs, drawdown and recovery tests to quantify the area and volume of aquifer and its management.

47.      Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures (minimum 2 months storage capacity) at plant site should be submitted to harvest rainwater from the roof tops and storm water drains to recharge the ground water and also to use for the various activities at the project site to conserve fresh water and reduce the water requirement from other sources.  Rain water harvesting and groundwater recharge structures may also be constructed outside the plant premises in consultation with local Gram Panchayat and Village Heads to augment the ground water level. Incorporation of water harvesting plan for the project is necessary, if source of water is bore well.

48.      Permission for the drawl of water from the water source from the concerned authority and water balance data including quantity of effluent generated, recycled and reused and discharged is to be provided. Methods adopted/to be adopted for the water conservation should be included.

49.      A note on the impact of drawl of water on the nearby River during lean season.

50.      Surface water quality of nearby River (60 m upstream and downstream) and other surface drains at eight locations must be ascertained. 

51.      If the site is within 10 km radius of any major river, Flood Hazard Zonation Mapping is required at 1:5000 to 1;10,000 scale indicating the peak and lean river discharge as well as flood occurrence frequency.

52.      A note on treatment of wastewater from different plants, recycle and reuse for different purposes should be included.

53.      Provision of traps and treatment plants are to be made, if water is getting mixed with oil, grease and cleaning agents.

54.      If the water is mixed with solid particulates, proposal for sediment pond before further transport should be included. The sediment pond capacity should be 100 times the transport capacity.

55.      The pathways for pollution via seepages, evaporation, residual remains are to be studied for surface water (drainage, rivers, ponds, lakes), sub-surface and ground water with a monitoring and management plans.

56.      Ground water monitoring minimum at 8 locations and near solid waste dump zone, Geological features and Geo-hydrological status of the study area are essential as also.  Ecological status (Terrestrial and Aquatic) is vital.

57.      Action plan for solid/hazardous waste generation, storage, utilization and disposal particularly slag from all the sources, char and fly ash. Copies of MOU regarding utilization of ash should also be included.

58.      Waste oil management plan

59.      Details of evacuation of ash, details regarding ash pond impermeability and whether it would be lined, if so a detail of the lining etc. needs to be addressed.

60.      All stock piles will have to be on top of a stable liner to avoid leaching of materials to ground water.

61.      Action plan for the green belt development plan in 33 % area i.e. land with not less than 1,500 trees per ha. giving details of species, width of plantation, planning schedule etc. should be included. The green belt should be around the project boundary and a scheme for greening of the travelling roads should also be incorporated. All rooftops/terraces should have some green cover.

62.      Detailed description of the flora and fauna (terrestrial and aquatic) should be given with special reference to rare, endemic and endangered species.

63.      At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be included. Socio-economic development activities need to be elaborated upon.

64.      Disaster Management Plan including risk assessment and damage control needs to be addressed and included.

65.      Details regarding expected Occupational & Safety Hazards. Protective measures for  Occupational Safety & Health hazards so that such exposure can be kept within permissible exposure level so as to protect health of workers. Health of the workers with special reference to Occupational Health. Plan of exposure specific health status evaluation of workers; pre placement and periodical health status of workers; plan of evaluation of health of workers by pre designed format, chest x ray, Audiometry, Spirometry Vision testing (Far & Near vision, colour vision and any other ocular defect) ECG, during pre placement and periodical examinations and  plan of monthly and yearly report of the health status of workers with special reference to Occupational Health and Safety.

66.      Details regarding infrastructure facilities such as sanitation, fuel, restroom etc. to be provided to the labour force during construction as well as to the casual workers including truck drivers during operation phase.

67.      Impact of the project on local infrastructure of the area such as road network and whether any additional infrastructure needs to be constructed and the agency responsible for the same with time frame.

68.      Environment Management Plan (EMP) to mitigate the adverse impacts due to the project along with item wise cost of its implementation. Total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures should be included.

69.      Plan for the implementation of the recommendations made for the steel plants in the CREP guidelines must be prepared.

70.      A note on identification and implementation of Carbon Credit project should be included.

71.      Any litigation pending against the project and/or any direction/order passed by any Court of Law against the project, if so, details thereof should also be included.

 

            It was decided that ‘TORs’ prescribed by the Expert  Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. The EIA/EMP report should be submitted to the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance. Public hearing in this case is not required as the unit is located in the Notified Industrial Area. 

           

            The TORs prescribed will be valid for a period of two years for submission of the EIA/EMP reports,

 

 

19.2.20    Expansion of Integrated Steel Plant Project at Village Palgam, Kaushalgarh, Chowka-Kandra Road, P.O. Ghatdulmi, Tehsil Chandil, District Saraikela- Kharsawan in Jharkhand by M/s Divine Alloys & Power Co. Limited - regarding TORs

 

The above proposal for ToRs was considered in the 16th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 22nd – 24th November, 2010. The Committee felt that accommodating all the units within the proposed area is infeasible and improbable. The project needs to recast, if it needs to stand alone. The PP has said that they are in the process of acquiring 26 acres of more land. The project would be considered after receiving the revised proposal.

 

The project proponent vide their letter dated 06.01.2011 informed that they have acquired 26 acres of land (total project area is 48.77 acres) and submitted the land deeds. The PP have also made a presentation before the Committee.

 

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

 

1.        Executive summary of the project

2.        Photographs of the existing and proposed plant area.

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

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

5.        Coal linkage documents

6.        Non-recovery coke oven with waste heat recovery plant should be provided with dry coke cooling and lime scrubbing for desulphurizing the exit gas after waste heat recovery from boilers

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

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

9.        Topography of the area should be given clearly indicating whether the site requires any filling. If so, details of filling, quantity of fill material required, its source, transportation etc. should be given.

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

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

12.      Coordinates of the plant site as well as ash pond with topo sheet co-ordinates of the plant site as well as ash pond with topo sheet should also be included.

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

14.      Rehabilitation & Resettlement (R & R) should be as per policy of the State Govt. and a detailed action plan should be included.

15.      Permission from the tribals, if tribal land has also to be acquired along with details of the compensation plan.

16.      Permission and approval for the use of forest land, if any, and recommendations of the State Forest Department. .

17.      A list of industries containing name and type in 25 km radius should be incorporated.

18.      Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

19.      List of raw material required from coal linkage, analysis of all the raw materials and source along with mode of transportation should be included. All the trucks for raw material and finished product transportation must be “Environmentally Compliant”.

20.      Petrological and Chemical analysis and other chemical properties of raw materials used (with GPS location of source of raw material) i.e. ores, minerals, rock, soil, coal, iron, dolomite quartz etc. using high definition and precision instruments mentioning their detection range and methodology such Digital Analyzers, AAS with Graphite furnace, ICPMS, MICRO-WDXRF, EPMA, XRD, Nano studies or at least as per I30-10500 and WHO norms. These analysis should include trace element and metal studies like Cr (vi) Ni, Fe, As, Pb, Zn, Hg, Se, S etc.  Presence of radioactive elements (U, Th etc.), if applicable, should also be included..

21.      Petrography, grain size analysis and Major element analysis of raw material and soil from project site and raw material should be done on the same parameters along with analysis for SiO2, Al2O3, MgO, MnO, K2O, CaO, FeO, Fe2O3, P2O5, H2O, CO2.

22.      If the rocks, ores, raw material has trace elements their petrography, ore microscopy, XRD, elemental mapping EPMA, XRF is required to quantify the amount present in it and hence future risk involved while using it and management plan.

23.      Action plan for excavation and muck disposal during construction phase.

24.      Studies for fly ash, muck, slurry, sludge material disposal and solid waste generated, if the raw materials used has trace elements and a management plan should also be included.

25.      Manufacturing process details for all the plants should be included.

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

27.      Energy balance data for all the components of steel plant including proposed power plant should be incorporated.

28.      Site-specific micro-meteorological data using temperature, relative humidity, hourly wind speed and direction and rainfall should be collected.

29.        Data generated in the last three years i.e. air, water, raw material properties and analysis (major, trace and heavy metals), ground water table, seismic history, flood hazard history etc.

30.      One season site-specific micro-meteorological data using temperature, relative humidity, hourly wind speed and direction and rainfall and AAQ data (except monsoon) should be collected. The monitoring stations should take into account the pre-dominant wind direction, population zone and sensitive receptors including reserved forests.

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

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

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

34.      Air quality modelling for steel plant for specific pollutants needs to be done.  APCS for the control of emissions from the kiln and WHRB should also be included to control emissions within 50 mg/Nm3.

35.      Action plan to follow National Ambient Air Quality Emission Standards issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. No. 826(E) dated 16th November, 2009 should be included.

36.      Ambient air quality monitoring modeling along with cumulative impact should be included for the day (24 hrs) for maximum GLC along with following :

i)        Emissions (g/second) with and without the air pollution control measures

ii)      Meteorological inputs (wind speed, m/s), wind direction, ambient air temperature, cloud cover, relative humidity & mixing height) on hourly basis

iii)     Model input options for terrain, plume rise, deposition etc.

iv)    Print-out of model input and output on hourly and daily average basis

v)     A graph of daily averaged concentration (MGLC scenario) with downwind distance at every 500 m interval covering the exact location of GLC.

vi)    Details of air pollution control methods used with percentage efficiency that are used for emission rate estimation with respect to each pollutant

vii)   Applicable air quality standards as per LULC covered in the study area and % contribution of the proposed plant to the applicable Air quality standard. In case of expansion project, the contribution should be inclusive of both existing and expanded capacity.

viii)  No. I-VII are to be repeated for fugitive emissions and any other source type relevant and used for industry

ix)    Graphs of monthly average daily concentration with down-wind distance

x)     Specify when and where the ambient air quality standards are exceeded either due to the proposed plant alone or when the plant contribution is added to the background air quality.

xi)    Fugitive dust protection or dust reduction technology for workers within 30 m of the plant active areas.

37.      A plan for the utilization of waste/fuel gases in the WHRB for generating power have to be set out.

38.      Impact of the transport of the raw materials and end products on the surrounding environment should be assessed and provided. The alternate method of raw material and end product transportation should also be studied and details included.

39.      One season data for gaseous emissions other than monsoon season is necessary.

40.      An action plan to control and monitor secondary fugitive emissions from all the sources as per the latest permissible limits issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. 414(E) dated 30th May, 2008.

41.      Presence of aquifer(s) within 1 km of the project boundaries and management plan for recharging the aquifer should be included.

42.      Source of surface/ground water level, site (GPS), cation, anion (Ion Chromatograph), metal trace element (as above) chemical analysis for water to be used. If surface water is used from river, rainfall, discharge rate, quantity, drainage and distance from project site should also be included. Information regarding surface hydrology and water regime should be included.

43.      Ground water analysis with bore well data, litho-logs, drawdown and recovery tests to quantify the area and volume of aquifer and its management.

44.      Ground water modelling showing the pathways of the pollutants should be included

45.      Column leachate study for all types of stockpiles or waste disposal sites at 20oC-50oC should be conducted and included.

46.      Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures at plant site should be submitted to harvest rainwater from the roof tops and storm water drains to recharge the ground water and also to use for the various activities at the project site to conserve fresh water and reduce the water requirement from other sources.  Rain water harvesting and groundwater recharge structures may also be constructed outside the plant premises in consultation with local Gram Panchayat and Village Heads to augment the ground water level. Incorporation of water harvesting plan for the project is necessary, if source of water is bore well.

47.      Permission for the drawl of water from the State Irrigation Department or concerned authority and water balance data including quantity of effluent generated, recycled and reused and discharged is to be provided. Methods adopted/to be adopted for the water conservation should be included.

48.      A note on the impact of drawl of water on the nearby River during lean season.

49.      Surface water quality of nearby River (60 m upstream and downstream) and other surface drains at eight locations must be ascertained. 

50.      If the site is within 10 km radius of any major river, Flood Hazard Zonation Mapping is required at 1:5000 to 1;10,000 scale indicating the peak and lean river discharge as well as flood occurrence frequency.

51.      A note on treatment of wastewater from different plants, recycle and reuse for different purposes should be included.

52.      Provision of traps and treatment plants are to be made, if water is getting mixed with oil, grease and cleaning agents.

53.      If the water is mixed with solid particulates, proposal for sediment pond before further transport should be included. The sediment pond capacity should be 100 times the transport capacity.

54.      Wastewater characteristics (heavy metals, anions and cations, trace metals, PAH) from any other source should be included.

55.      The pathways for pollution via seepages, evaporation, residual remains are to be studied for surface water (drainage, rivers, ponds, lakes), sub-surface and ground water with a monitoring and management plans.

56.      Ground water monitoring minimum at 8 locations and near solid waste dump zone, Geological features and Geo-hydrological status of the study area are essential as also.  Ecological status (Terrestrial and Aquatic) is vital.

57.      Geotechnical data by a bore hole of upto 40 mts. in every One sq. km area such as ground water level, SPTN values, soil fineness, geology, shear wave velocity etc. for liquefaction studies and to assess future Seismic Hazard and Earthquake Risk Management in the area.

58.      Action plan for solid/hazardous waste generation, storage, utilization and disposal particularly slag from all the sources, char and fly ash. Copies of MOU regarding utilization of ash should also be included.

59.      Details of evacuation of ash, details regarding ash pond impermeability and whether it would be lined, if so details of the lining etc. needs to be addressed.

60.      A note on the treatment, storage and disposal of all type of slag should be included. Identification and details of land to be used for SMS slag disposal should be included. Details of secured land fill as per CPCB guidelines should also be included.

61.      End use of solid waste and its composition should be covered.  Toxic metal content in the waste material and its composition should also be incorporated particularly of slag.

62.      All stock piles will have to be on top of a stable liner to avoid leaching of materials to ground water.

63.      Acton plan for the green belt development plan in 33 % area i.e. land with not less than 1,500 trees per ha. giving details of species, width of plantation, planning schedule etc. should be included. The green belt should be around the project boundary and a scheme for greening of the travelling roads should also be incorporated. All rooftops/terraces should have some green cover.

64.      Detailed description of the flora and fauna (terrestrial and aquatic) should be given with special reference to rare, endemic and endangered species.

65.      At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the enterprise social commitment based on Public Hearing & social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be included. Socio-economic development activities need to be elaborated upon.

66.      Disaster Management Plan including risk assessment and damage control needs to be addressed and included.

67.      Occupational health:

a)    Details of existing Occupational & Safety Hazards. What are the exposure levels of above mentioned hazards and whether they are within Permissible Exposure level (PEL). If these are not within PEL, what measures the company has adopted to keep them within PEL so that health of the workers can be preserved, 

b)    Details of exposure specific health status evaluation of worker.  If the workers’ health is being evaluated by pre designed format, chest x rays, Audiometry, Spirometry, Vision testing (Far & Near vision, colour vision and any other ocular defect) ECG, during pre placement and periodical examinations give the details of the same. Details regarding last month analyzed data of abovementioned parameters as per age, sex, duration of exposure and department wise.

c)    Annual report of heath status of workers with special reference to Occupational Health and Safety.

68.      Details regarding infrastructure facilities such as sanitation, fuel, restroom etc. to be provided to the labour force during construction as well as to the casual workers including truck drivers during operation phase.

69.      Impact of the project on local infrastructure of the area such as road network and whether any additional infrastructure needs to be constructed and the agency responsible for the same with time frame.

70.      Environment Management Plan (EMP) to mitigate the adverse impacts due to the project along with item wise cost of its implementation. Total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures should be included.

71.      Plan for the implementation of the recommendations made for the steel plants in the CREP guidelines must be prepared.

72.      A note on identification and implementation of Carbon Credit project should be included.

73.       Any litigation pending against the project and/or any direction/order passed by any Court of Law against the project, if so, details thereof should also be included.

 

            It was decided that  ‘TORs’ prescribed by the Expert  Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. The draft EIA/EMP report should be submitted to Jharkhand State Pollution Control   Board for public hearing. The issues emerged and response to the issues should be incorporated in the EIA report. The final EIA report should be submitted to the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance. The TORs prescribed should be valid for a period of two years for submission of the EIA/EMP reports, after public consultation.

 

The TORs prescribed will be valid for a period of two years for submission of the EIA/EMP reports, after public consultation.

 

19.2.21    Proposed Integrated Cement project (Clinker 1.98 MTPA, Cement 2.6 MTPA) Captive Power Plant 40 MW & DG set 1x6.25 MW) at Village Borunda, Tehsil Bilara, District Jodhpur in Rajasthan by M/s HNG Cement Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project proponents were absent in the EAC (I-1) meeting and have requested to consider their proposal in the next meeting. The proposal is deferred and will be considered afresh as per the date of priority.

 

 

19.2.22    Proposed Steel Plant at village & Mandal Buthpur, Mahaboobnagar District: in Andhra Pradesh, by M/s. Anand Shree Steels Private Limited- regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s Consafe Science (India) Hyderabad, gave a detailed Presentation on the salient features of the Project and proposed Environmental Protection Measures to be undertaken along with the draft Terms of Reference (ToRs) for Preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Steel plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Primary Metallurgical Industries under category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee noted that the proposed steel plant will be located in 30 acres at the cost of Rs. 900.00 crores for 3 million MTPA steel plant. Details submitted indicated that the proposed plant is not feasible due to inconsistency in components and recommended that detailed and revised Feasibility of the project should be submitted. It is also suggested to either go for induction furnace or arc furnace but not for both at the same time. Proposal in the proposed form is rejected.

 

 

19.2.23    Expansion of 3x100 TPD Sponge Iron Plant and 8 MW Captive Power Plant (WHRB) at Village Beldanga & Panagarh, District Burdwan in West Bengal by M/s Shree Mahalaxmi Vinimay Pvt. Limited - regarding TORs

 

The Committee recommended that the Project Proponent need to first commission the project for which Environmental Clearance was granted in November 2009 and then re-submit the proposal for expansion.

 

 

19.2.24    Expansion of Submerged Arc Furnace from 2x16.5 MVA to 4x16.5 MVA and Ferrochrome from 59,400 TPA to 1,20,000 TPA at Village Ananthapur, Tehsil Athagarh, District Cuttack, Odisha by M/s T.S. Alloys Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s S.S.Environics (I) Pvt. Ltd, Bhubneshwar Orissa, gave a detailed Presentation on the Salient Features of the Project and proposed Environmental Protection Measures to be undertaken along with the draft term of Reference for Preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Ferro alloy plant are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Primary Metallurgical Industries under category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s T.S.Alloys Ltd. (Previously known as Rawmet Ferrous Industries Ltd.) proposed for expansion of Submerged Arc Furnace from 2x16.5 MVA to 4x16.5 MVA and Ferrochrome from 59,400 TPA to 1,20,000 TPA within the existing premises at Village Ananthapur, Tehsil Athagarh, District Cuttack in Odisha. Chandaka Sanctuary and Nandankenan Zoo is located at 5.5 km and 9.7 km respectively. The existing plant is operational and is continuing production since two years.   T.S.Alloys Ltd. is having two submerged Electric Arc Furnace of 16.5 MVA each, and is spread out over 83.5 acres of Land. It is proposed that another two nos. of 16.5 MVA submerged arc furnace should be installed and each furnace should be utilized for production of Ferro-Chrome, Ferro-Manganese, as well as Silico-Manganese depending upon the market requirement. The intended enhanced production of the plant will be 60,000 TPA of saleable Ferro-Chrome / Ferro-Manganese. It is also proposed to optimize the existing production through modernization from 59,400 TPA to 60,000 TPA, with overall target of 1,20,000 TPA. The Capital investment is Rs. 1495 Lakhs. However, Recurring investment is Rs.117 Lakhs.

 

            The major raw materials are chrome ore for Ferro Chrome and Manganese ore for Manganese Alloys such as Silico-manganese and Ferro Manganese. For Manganese alloys the ore is available in the lump form and can be used directly in the furnace along with other raw material. But for chrome alloys majority of the ore is available in the form of fines only, which need to be briquetted before feeding into the sub-merged arc furnace. The major raw materials required are Chrome ore fines (2,59,200 TPA), Chrome ore hard lumps 64,800 TPA, Friable lumps (12,340 TPA), Manganese ore for Ferro Manganese (3,06,800 TPA),  Ferro Manganese slag 14,010 TPA), Lam Coke 72,000 TPA, Quartzite 24,000 TPA, Dolomite 13,850 TPA, Magnesite 2,450 TPA), Electrode carbon paste 1,200 TPA), Hydrated lime 3,510 TPA)  and Molasses 6,000 TPA.

 

            To control air pollution Bag Filter should be installed for two submerged arc furnace. The system uses Gas Cooler and Bag Filter for the gas cleaning purpose. Emission level at the outlet of Bag house for furnace fumes & Tapping fumes will be kept below 50 mg/Nm­3. Fumes generated should be sucked through a hood/canopy suitably located just above the main furnace mouth and should be carried away by means of blower through ducting system and bag filter to the chimney for discharging it to the atmosphere. The system shouldcomprise Hood/Canopy, Duct, Exhaust Blower, Bag Filter, Chimney and other accessories. For fugitive dust control measures, jet spraying will be installed at transfer points of material handling areas.

           

            Additional water @1200 m3/day will be drawn from River Mahanadi through intake well at a distance of 0.6 Km SE. Power requirement of 60 MW   will be available from the 132 KV line of state transmission grid passing nearby. Subsequently, the power requirement will be met from the CPP source for which Environmental Clearance already obtained. The water to be used for furnace & gas cleaning plant operation will be completely recycled with proper water treatment.  The domestic effluents will be discharged to soak pit via septic tank constructed as per Specification. Discharging of canteen waste water to soak pit through settling pit. For domestic waste water, a Sewage Treatment Plant is proposed for the industry.

 

The proposed plant shouldgenerate slag (1,43,400 TPA) from the manufacture of Ferro Chrome. The entrapped metal will be removed in metal recovery section and slag to be disposed off in the land fill over an area of 20.88 acres. Flue dust generated (32,360 TPA) should be agglomerated in the process of briquette / sinter.

 

Around 7,100 Nos. trees planted & 3,500 Sqm. gardens developed inside the plant under Green belt development program.

 

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

 

1.            Executive summary of the project.

2.            Photographs of the existing and proposed plant area.

3.            Compliance to the conditions stipulated in the Environmental Clearance / NOC granted by the SPCB.

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

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

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

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

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

9.            Permission and recommendation of the National Board of Wild life regarding impact of proposed plant on Chandaka wildlife sanctuary and Nandankenan Zoo located at 5.5 km and 9.7 km respectively.

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

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

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

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

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

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

16.          Energy balance data for all the components of ferro alloy plant should be incorporated.

17.          Design details of Ferro Alloy Plant and manufacturing process details should be included.

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

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

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

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

22.          Air quality modeling for ferro alloy plant for specific pollutants needs to be done.  APCS for the control of emissions should also be included to control emissions within 50 mg/Nm3.

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

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

25.          Impact of the transport of the raw materials and end products on the surrounding environment should be assessed and provided.

26.          An action plan to control and monitor secondary fugitive emissions from all the sources as per the latest permissible limits issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. 414(E) dated 30th May, 2008.

27.          Presence of aquifer/aquifers within 1 km of the project boundaries and management plan for recharging the aquifer should be included.

28.          Monitoring and management of chromium as per E (P) Act.

29.          Source of surface/ground water level, site (GPS), cation, anion (Ion Chromatograph), metal trace element (as above) chemical analysis for water to be used. If surface water is used from river, rainfall, discharge rate, quantity, drainage and distance from project site should also be included.

30.          Ground water analysis with bore well data, litho-logs, drawdown and recovery tests to quantify the area and volume of aquifer and its management.

31.           ‘Permission’ for the drawl of water should be obtained. Water balance data must be provided. 

32.          A note on the impact of drawl of water on the nearby River during lean season.

33.          Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

34.          Surface water quality of nearby River (60 m upstream and downstream) and other surface drains at eight locations must be ascertained. 

35.          If the site is within 10 km radius of any major river, Flood Hazard Zonation Mapping is required at 1:5000 to 1;10,000 scale indicating the peak and lean river discharge as well as flood occurrence frequency.

36.          Pretreatment of raw water, treatment plant for waste water should be described in detail. Design specifications may be included.

37.          Ground water monitoring minimum at 8 locations and near solid waste dump zone, Geological features and Geo-hydrological status of the study area are essential as also.  Ecological status (Terrestrial and Aquatic) is vital.

38.          Action plan for solid/hazardous waste generation, storage, utilization and disposal particularly slag from all the sources should also be included. 

39.          Identification and details of land to be used for all type of slag disposal in the secured land fill as per CPCB guidelines should be included.

40.          End use of solid waste and its composition should be covered.  Toxic metal content in the waste material and its composition should also be incorporated particularly of slag.

41.          Provision of Toxic Chemical Leachability Potential (TCLP) test for the slag and its end use should be included. 

42.          Acton plan for the green belt development plan in 33 % area should be included.

43.          Detailed description of the flora and fauna (terrestrial and aquatic) should be given with special reference to rare, endemic and endangered species.

44.          Disaster Management Plan including risk assessment and damage control needs to be addressed and included.

45.          Details regarding expected Occupational & Safety Hazards. Protective measures for  Occupational Safety & Health hazards so that such exposure can be kept within permissible exposure level so as to protect health of workers. Health of the workers with special reference to Occupational Health. Plan of exposure specific health status evaluation of workers; pre placement and periodical health status of workers; plan of evaluation of health of workers by pre designed format, chest x ray, Audiometry, Spirometry Vision testing (Far & Near vision, colour vision and any other ocular defect) ECG, during pre placement and periodical examinations and plan of monthly and yearly report of the health status of workers with special reference to Occupational Health and Safety.

46.          At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the enterprise social commitment based on Public Hearing & social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be included. Socio-economic development activities need to be elaborated upon.

47.          Total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures should also be included.

48.          Public hearing issues raised and commitments made by the project proponent on the same should be included separately in EIA/EMP Report in the form of tabular chart with financial budget for complying with the commitments made.

49.          Any litigation pending against the project and / or any direction / order passed by any Court of Law against the project, if so, details thereof.

 

 It was decided that ‘TORs’ prescribed by the Expert  Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. The draft EIA/EMP report should be submitted to the Orissa Pollution Control Board for public hearing. The issues emerged and response to the issues should be incorporated in the EIA report. The final EIA report should be submitted to the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance.

 

The TORs prescribed will be valid for a period of two years for submission of the EIA/EMP along with Public hearing proceedings.      

 

 

19.2.25    Establishment of Eco friendly Mega Industrial and Energy Park – Interlinked and Integrated Cement Plant (Clinker- 3.7 MTPA; Cement- 5 MTPA) Near Village Badwar, Tehsil Gurh, District Rewa in Madhya Pradesh by M/s Welspun Energy Park Pvt. Limited – regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s GIS Enabled Environment & Neo-Graphic Centre, Ghaziabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken including Draft TOR for obtaining Terms of Reference (TORs) for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Cement Plants (> 1.0 MTPA) are listed at S. No. 3(b) under category -A of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s. Welspun Energy Park Pvt Ltd. is setting up an Eco friendly Mega Industrial and Energy Park as per the MOU signed between Government of Madhya Pradesh and Welspun Energy. The proposed site including alternate sites were discussed as per the existing sitting criteria of Industries and the site near Village Badwar, Tehsil Gurh, District Rewa in Madhya Pradesh is selected for setting up of the project. As a part of the Interlinked and Integrated Eco friendly Mega Industrial and Energy Park the project proponent has now proposed to set up following components:

 

Sl. No.

Units

1

Cement Plant (Clinker – 3.7 MTPA; Cement - 5 MTPA)

2

Ash Brick Manufacturing Plant

3

Coal based Thermal Power Plant of 5280 MW

4

Solar Power Plant – 200 MW

5

Equipment Manufacturing Plant for CHP & AHP

6

Biomass Power Plant – 10 MW

7

Steel Fabrication Yard, and

8

Amusement Park

 

The concept to make use of the flyash to be generated from the proposed coal based thermal power plant, the cement plant is proposed to be established. The cement plant will adopt dry process technology. Total project area for the Energy Park is 6720 acres out of which cement plant will be accommodated in an area of 375 acres. The proponent has applied for PL for Mines in nearby area for the limestone mines over an area of 900 ha. Gurh RF is about 1 km away towards West and South West side of the project area. No National Park/Wild life sanctuary is located within 10 km radius of the project site. No industry exists within 10 km. area.  Mine lease area is yet to be ascertained after grant of PL. Total cost of the cement project is Rs. 3,400 Crores.

 

Limestone (5.9 MTPA) will be extracted from Captive mine will be used in clinker plant for clinkerization.  Alumina and Gypsum should be sourced from nearby possible mining sources. Coal (1.0 MTPA) should be obtained through long term coal linkage. Fly ash (1.65 MTPA) from interlinked power plant should be used.

 

Limestone will be mined from captive limestone mines using open cast mining after drilling and blasting and transported to limestone crushers and then to the raw material stacking area in side plant either through conveyor / by road or rail. Raw material should be taken to raw mill for grinding followed to raw mill hopper. Coal will be taken to coal mill for grinding. Raw meal (kiln clinker) will be transported to Raw meal silo from where it will be feed to Pre-heater followed to Kiln. Ground Coal will be used as fuel for burning of limestone inside Kiln. Once the clinker is formed it will be stored inside clinker storage yard. Clinker and gypsum or fly ash will be fed to cement mill to manufacture OPC / PPC.   

 

Electrostatic precipitator will be provided to clinker cooler, cement mill and CPP.  Stacks of adequate height will be provided to disperse the pollutants adequately. Low NOx technology for calciner & Kiln burner will be adopted. Bag house will be provided to raw mill. Bag filters will be provided to packing plant, material handling and transfer points. Hot gases from clinker will be used in the raw mill for drying.  Bag house are proposed for vertical roller mill/kiln. Raw material handling section will be provided with dust suppression / dust collection systems.

 

Total water requirement for the cement plant from the River Tamas will be 1.55 MCM (4300 m3/day).

 

The fly ash to be generated from the Integrated power generating plant for capacity of 5280 MW will be utilized in manufacturing cement in cement plant itself.   

 

Plantation for the entire facility of the Mega Industrial and Energy Park shouldform a part of the green belt of the cement plant. Total power requirement will be 110 MW which will be met from the own generation of 5280 MW.

 

 

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

 

1.    Executive summary of the project.

2.    Photographs of plant area.

A line diagram/flow sheet for the process and EMP

3.    Coal linkage documents

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

5.    The earlier questionnaire for cement, captive power plant and mining sectors should be submitted while submitting EIA/EMP.

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

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

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

9.    Permission and recommendations of the State Forest Department should be obtained regarding impact of proposed plant on the surrounding Gurh RF located at 1 km.

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

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

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

13.  Rehabilitation & Resettlement (R & R) should be as per policy of the State Govt. and a detailed action plan should be included.

14.  Permission and approval for the use of forest land and recommendations of the State Forest Department regarding impact of proposed expansion on the surrounding reserve forests, if applicable, should be included.

15.  A list of industries containing name and type in 25 km radius should be incorporated.

16.  Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

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

18.  Petrological and Chemical analysis and other chemical properties of raw materials used (with GPS location of source of raw material) i.e. ores, minerals, rock, soil, coal, iron, dolomite quartz etc. using high definition and precision instruments mentioning their detection range and methodology such Digital Analyzers, AAS with Graphite furnace, ICPMS, MICRO-WDXRF, EPMA, XRD, Nano studies or at least as per I30-10500 and WHO norms. These analysis should include trace element and metal studies like Cr (vi) Ni, Fe, As, Pb, Zn, Hg, Se, S etc.  Presence of radioactive elements (U, Th etc.).

19.  Petrography, grain size analysis and Major element analysis of raw material and soil from project site and raw material should be done on the same parameters along with analysis for SiO2, Al2O3, MgO, MnO, K2O, CaO, FeO, Fe2O3, P2O5, H2O, CO2.

20.  If the rocks, ores, raw material has trace elements their petrography, ore microscopy, XRD, elemental mapping EPMA, XRF is required to quantify the amount present in it and hence future risk involved while using it and management plan.

21.  Studies for fly ash, muck disposal, slurry, sludge material and solid waste generated should also be included, if the raw materials used has trace elements and a management plan.

22.  Manufacturing process details for all the cement plant, captive power plant and mine should be included.

23.  Possibility of installation of WHRB will be explored and details included

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

25.  Energy balance data for all the components including proposed power plant should be incorporated.

26.  Site-specific micro-meteorological data using temperature, relative humidity, hourly wind speed and direction and rainfall should be collected.

27.  Sources of secondary emissions, its control and monitoring as per the CPCB guidelines should be included. A full chapter on fugitive emissions and control technologies should be provided.

28.  An action plan to control and monitor secondary fugitive emissions from all the sources as per the latest permissible limits issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. 414(E) dated 30th May, 2008.

29.  A write up on use of high calorific hazardous wastes from all the sources in kiln and commitment regarding use of hazardous waste should be included.

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

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

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

33.  Air quality modelling for all the plants proposed including mine for specific pollutants needs to be done. APCS for the control of emissions within 50 mg/Nm3 should be included.

34.  Action plan to follow National Ambient Air Quality Emission Standards issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. No. 826(E) dated 16th November, 2009 should be included.

35.  Ambient air quality monitoring modeling alongwith cumulative impact  of mine and the cement plant should be included for the day (24 hrs) for maximum GLC alongwith following :

              i)    Emissions (g/second) with and without the air pollution control measures

             ii)    Meteorological inputs (wind speed, m/s), wind direction, ambient air temperature, cloud cover, relative humidity & mixing height) on hourly basis

            iii)    Model input options for terrain, plume rise, deposition etc.

           iv)    Print-out of model input and output on hourly and daily average basis

            v)    A graph of daily averaged concentration (MGLC scenario) with downwind distance at every 500 m interval covering the exact location of GLC.

           vi)    Details of air pollution control methods used with percentage efficiency that are used for emission rate estimation with respect to each pollutant

          vii)    Applicable air quality standards as per LULC covered in the study area and % contribution of the proposed plant to the applicable Air quality standard. In case of expansion project, the contribution should be inclusive of both existing and expanded capacity.

         viii)    No. I-VII are to be repeated for fugitive emissions and any other source type relevant and used for industry

           ix)    Graphs of monthly average daily concentration with down-wind distance

            x)    Specify when and where the ambient air quality standards are exceeded either due to the proposed plant alone or when the plant contribution is added to the background air quality.

           xi)    Fugitive dust protection or dust reduction technology for workers within 30 m of the plant active areas.

36.  Impact of the transport of the raw materials and end products on the surrounding environment should be assessed and provided.

37.  One season data for gaseous emissions other than monsoon season is necessary.

38.  Presence of aquifer(s) within 1 km of the project boundaries and management plan for recharging the aquifer should be included.

39.  Source of surface/ground water level, site (GPS), cation, anion (Ion Chromatograph), metal trace element (as above) chemical analysis for water to be used. If surface water is used from river, rainfall, discharge rate, quantity, drainage and distance from project site should also be included.

40.  Ground water analysis with bore well data, litho-logs, drawdown and recovery tests to quantify the area and volume of aquifer and its management.

41.  Ground water modelling showing the pathways of the pollutants should be included

42.  Column leachate study for all types of stockpiles or waste disposal sites, at 20oC-50oC should be conducted and included.

43.  Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures at plant site should be submitted to harvest rainwater from the roof tops and storm water drains to recharge the ground water and also to use for the various activities at the project site to conserve fresh water and reduce the water requirement from other sources.  Rain water harvesting and groundwater recharge structures may also be constructed outside the plant premises in consultation with local Gram Panchayat and Village Heads to augment the ground water level. Incorporation of water harvesting plan for the project is necessary, if source of water is bore well.

44.  Permission for the drawl of 4600 m3/day water from ground water source  and water balance data including quantity of effluent generated, recycled and reused and discharged is to be provided. Methods adopted/to be adopted for the water conservation should be included.

45.  A note on the impact of drawl of water on the nearby River during lean season.

46.  Surface water quality of nearby River (60 m upstream and downstream) and other surface drains at eight locations must be ascertained. 

47.  If the site is within 10 km radius of any major river, Flood Hazard Zonation Mapping is required at 1:5000 to 1;10,000 scale indicating the peak and lean river discharge as well as flood occurrence frequency.

48.  A note on treatment of wastewater from different plants, recycle and reuse for different purposes should be included.

49.  Provision of traps and treatment plants are to be made, if water is getting mixed with oil, grease and cleaning agents.

50.  If the water is mixed with solid particulates, proposal for sediment pond before further transport should be included. The sediment pond capacity should be 100 times the transport capacity.

51.  The pathways for pollution via seepages, evaporation, residual remains are to be studied for surface water (drainage, rivers, ponds, lakes), sub-surface and ground water with a monitoring and management plans.

52.  Ground water monitoring minimum at 8 locations and near solid waste dump zone, Geological features and Geo-hydrological status of the study area are essential as also.  Ecological status (Terrestrial and Aquatic) is vital.

53.  Geo-technical data by a bore hole of upto 40 mts. in every One sq. km area such as ground water level, SPTN values, soil fineness, geology, shear wave velocity etc. for liquefaction studies and to assess future Seismic Hazard and Earthquake Risk Management in the area.

54.  Action plan for solid/hazardous waste generation, storage, utilization and disposal. A note on the treatment, storage and disposal of all type of solid waste should be included. End use of solid waste viz. fly ash etc. and its composition should be covered.  

55.  All stock piles will have to be on top of a stable liner to avoid leaching of materials to ground water.

56.  Acton plan for the green belt development plan in 33 % area should be included. The green belt should be around the project boundary and a scheme for greening of the travelling roads should also be incorporated. All rooftops/terraces should have some green cover.

57.  A scheme for rainwater harvesting have to be put in place. Incorporation of water harvesting plan for the project is necessary, if source of water is bore well. Efforts should be made to make use of rain water harvested. If needed, capacity of the reservoir should be enhanced to meet the maximum water requirement. Only balance water requirement should be met from other sources.

58.  Detailed description of the flora and fauna (terrestrial and aquatic) should be given with special reference to rare, endemic and endangered species.

59.  Acton plan for the green belt development plan in 33 % area should be included. The green belt should be around the project boundary and a scheme for greening of the traveling roads should also be incorporated. All rooftops/terraces should have some green cover.

60.  Detailed description of the flora and fauna (terrestrial and aquatic) should be given with special reference to rare, endemic and endangered species.

61.  At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be