Minutes of the 33rd Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 27th & 28th February, 2012 at IOCL Conference Room, 5th Floor, Core 6, Scope Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi -110003.

 

33.0   Opening Remarks of the Chairman

 

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

 

33.1   Confirmation of the Minutes of the 32nd Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 27th – 28th January, 2012.

 

Minutes of the 32nd Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 27th – 28th January, 2012 were confirmed.

 

33.2.0  Consideration of the Projects

 

27th February, 2012

 

Proposals for Environmental Clearance

 

33.2.1   Expansion of Iron Ore Beneficiation Plant and Pelletization Plant of Integrated Steel Plant at Villages Tandwa & Kundru, Tehsil Tilda, District Raipur, Chhattisgarh by M/s Shri Bajrang Power and Ispat Limited - regarding environmental clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Bhagavathi Ana Labs 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 22nd Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1), held during 18th & 19th April, 2011 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the primary metallurgical industries are listed at S.No. 3(a) under Category ‘A’ of the schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) in the MoEF.

 

            Shri Bajrang Power & Ispat Ltd. have proposed to expand the Iron Ore Beneficiation Plant from 0.6 MTPA to 2.0 MTPA and Pelletisation Plant from 0.6 MTPA to 1.4 MTPA within the integrated steel plant at Villages Tandwa & Kundru, Tehsil Tilda, District Raipur, Chhattisgarh for which environmental clearance was accorded in October 2010. The existing plant is at the construction stage.  Rivers Shivnath & Khanur are flowing at a distance of 13.5 km & 15 km respectively from the project site. Bilari Reserve Forest is at a distance of 10 km from the project site. No national park/wild life sanctuary is located within 10 km radius of the project site. Total cost of the Integrated Steel Plant project is Rs.1,500.00 Crores. Rs. 6 Crores and Rs.0.6 Crores are earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

            The details of the facilities and production capacities are given below:

 

Environmental Clearance Obtained

Proposed Expansion

Total

Facilities

Phase-I

Phase-II

Sponge Iron

4 X 0.15 MTPA

-

-

0.60 MTPA

Hot Re-rolling Mill

2 X 0.20 MTPA

-

-

0.40 MTPA

Coal Washery

2 X 1.20 MTPA

-

-

2.40 MTPA

Captive Power Plant (WHRB)

5 X 10 MW

25 MW using coke oven gas

-

75 MW

Power Plant (AFBC)

2 X 25 MW

-

-

50 MW

Steel Melting Shop & Continuous Casting Machine

2 X 0.25 MTPA

0.50 MTPA

-

1.00 MTPA

Coke Oven Battery*

 

0.50 MTPA

-

0.50 MTPA

Sintering Plant

 

0.70 MTPA

-

0.70 MTPA

Blast Furnace

 

0.55 MTPA

-

0.55 MTPA

Oxygen Plant

 

500 TPD

-

500 TPD

Pelletisation Plant

 

0.60 MTPA

0.80 MTPA

1.40 MTPA

Ferro Alloy Plant

 

36,000 TPA

 

36,000 TPA

Iron Ore Beneficiation Plant

 

0.60 MTPA

1.40 MTPA

2.00 MTPA

 

Of the total 1.4 MTPA pellets, 1 MTPA of Pellets will be used for the existing/under construction ISP and 0.4 MTPA for a sister plant which is at a distance of 40 km from the project site.  Bag filters and closed conveyors will be provided to iron ore beneficiation plant to control the particulate emissions. ESP and multi-cyclone de-duster will be provided to pelletization plant. Silencers & sound proof cubicles /covers will be provided to control noise at generating sources. All the conveyers are covered. Internal roads are asphalted / concreted to prevent the fugitive dust emission due to vehicular movement.

 

Ambient air quality monitoring was carried out within the study area for PM10, SO2 and NOx. Values of these parameters range from 40.6 – 58.9 µg/m3, 8.1 – 11.8 µg/m3 and 11.5 – 17.2 µg/m3 respectively.  The predicted incremental ground level concentrations (GLCs) due to the proposed project for PM10 and SO2 are 2.23 µg/m3 and 0.34 µg/m3 respectively. The resultant concentrations of these parameters are within the prescribed standards.

 

Total water requirement for the proposed expansion is about 1,705 m3/day of which for pelletization plant is about 480 m3/day and for Iron Ore Beneficiation plant is about 1,225 m3/day, which will be met from Shivnath River. There will be no wastewater generation from the pelletization plant and the wastewater from Iron ore beneficiation plant will be recycled in the process through thickener. The treated wastewater will be recycled within the plant premises for dust suppression, green belt development and to implement zero discharge concept. The low grade tailings from the Iron ore beneficiation plant will be stored and used for re-beneficiation and filling of mined out areas.

 

Public hearing was conducted by the Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board on 22.09.2011. The issues raised during the public hearing were regarding health issues due to the plant, employment to the local people, pollution control measures, CSR activities, green belt development etc. All the above issues were addressed by the proponent. The issues regarding As concentration in RSPM, Compliance to the existing EC conditions dated 11.2.2010 w.r.t PH issues, CSR activities and R&R and proposed CSR activities were discussed.

 

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

 

1.    Efforts should be made to mitigate PM levels in the ambient air and a time bound action plan should be submitted. Continuous stack monitoring facilities for all the stacks should be provided and sufficient air pollution control devices viz. Electrostatic precipitator (ESP), bag house, bag filters etc. should be provided to keep the emission levels below 50 mg/Nm3 and installing energy efficient technology.  No charcoal should be used as raw material.

 

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

 

3.    Gaseous emission levels including 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. New standards for the sponge iron plant issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. 414(E) dated 30th May, 2008 should be followed.

 

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

 

5.    Prior ‘permission’ for the drawl of 70 m3/hr water from the concerned department should be obtained. 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.

 

7.    ‘Zero’ effluent discharge should be strictly followed and no wastewater should be discharged outside the premises.

 

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

 

9.    A Disaster Management Plan should be prepared and a copy submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar, SPCB and CPCB within 3 months of issue of environment clearance letter.

 

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

 

11.  At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the Enterprise Social Commitment based on locals need 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.

 

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

 

33.2.2   Expansion of Sponge Iron Plant to Steel Plant (0.1 MTPA) and  Captive Power Plant (16MW)  at  Village Indra & Jarba, Mandu, District Hazaribagh, Jharkhand by M/s. Chintpurni Steel Pvt. Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The proponent informed that they will not be able to attend the meeting. The Committee decided to consider the project as and when requested by the proponent.

33.2.3   Expansion of Steel Plant (0.3 MTPA) and Captive Power Plant (12 MW) at Jhamuria Industrial Estate, Village-Ikrah, Dist-Burdwan, West Bengal by M/s. Gagan Ferrotech Limited- regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The proponent informed that they will not be able to attend the meeting. The Committee decided to consider the project as and when requested by the proponent.

33.2.4   Expansion of Ferro Alloy Plant by installation of 2x9 MVA Submerged Arc Furnaces at Bishnupur Industrial Growth Centre, P.O. Dwarika, P.S. Bishnupur, District Bankura in West Bengal by M/s Modern India Con-cast Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Envirotech East Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata 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 25th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 29th – 30th June, 2011 for preparation of EIA/EMP report. All the Ferro Alloy plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in primary metallurgical industry under category - A of the Schedule of the EIA notification 2006 and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) in the MoEF.

 

M/s Modern India Con-cast Ltd. has proposed for the expansion of existing Ferro Alloys Plant at Bishnupur Industrial Growth Centre, Dwarika, Bishnupur, District Bankura in West Bengal.  No National Park / Wildlife Sanctuary / Reserve Forest is located within 10 km. radius of the project site. The proposed Plant will be installed in the already acquired land of 5 acres within the existing plant premises, out of which 33% area will be developed under green belt. Dwarakeshwar River is flowing at around 1.5 km from the project site. Bankura town, the district head quarter, is around 32 km from the project site. Total cost of the proposed project is Rs. 40 Crores. Rs. 2.5 Crores and Rs. 0.3 Crores will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost / annum for environmental pollution control measures. No litigation or court case is pending against the project and land.

 

Following are the existing units:

 

Sl. No.

UNIT

CAPACITY

1

Ferro Alloys Plant

 

2x5 MVA and

 

3x9 MVA SAFs

 

 

 

39,286 TPA Silico-Manganese

 

35,966 TPA Ferro-Manganese

 

Following units will be installed:

 

Sl. No.

UNIT

CAPACITY

1

Ferro Alloys Plant

 

2x9 MVA SAF

32,000 TPA Silico-Manganese

 

 

Iron ore fines & Lump, Coal, Coke, Sponge Iron, Limestone, Dolomite, Quartzite and Mn ore will be used as the major raw materials in the plant process.  The estimated power requirement for the proposed project is 15 MVA, which will be sourced from the West Bengal State Electricity Board (WBSEB). Raw materials and products will be transported in covered trucks. All the trucks for raw materials and finished products transportation will comply with the applicable environmental norms. There will be emissions during handling of raw materials and products, which will be controlled by dust suppression system. The emissions from the production processes will be passed through Bag filters to retain flue dust particles. The cleaned gases will be discharged to the atmosphere through stack of adequate height.

 

Ambient air quality monitoring was carried out within the study area for PM10, PM2.5, SO2 and NOx. Values of these parameters were found ranging from 26-82 µg/m3, 9.28-38.9 µg/m3, 4-15 µg/m3 and 6-31 µg/m3 respectively.  The predicted incremental ground level concentration (GLC) due to the proposed project for PM is 1.88 µg/m3, which is within the prescribed standards.

 

Total water requirement for the proposed expansion including domestic requirement is about 348 m3/d, which will be sourced from the West Bengal Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (WBIIDC). All the discharges will be treated and reused in the plant resulting in “Zero Discharge”. The slag generated in silico-manganese plant will be used for roads and building construction. Flue dust will be sold to brick manufacturers.

 

The public hearing is exempted for the proposed project as per para 7(i) III Stage (3) of EIA Notification 2006 due to the location of the project in Notified Bishnupur Industrial Growth Centre by West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation Ltd. (WBIDC).

 

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

 

  1. No charcoal shall be used as fuel. Pet coke shall 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 shall 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 shall be followed.

                        

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

 

  1. Regular monitoring of influent and effluent surface, sub-surface and ground water shall be ensured and treated wastewater shall 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.

                         

  1. The total water requirement shall not exceed 348 m3/day. ‘Zero’ effluent discharge shall be strictly followed and no wastewater should be discharged outside the premises.

 

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

 

  1. Slag produced in Ferro Manganese (Fe-Mn) production shall be used in manufacture of Silico Manganese (Si-Mn). All the other ferro alloy slag shall be used in the preparation of building materials. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

12.  At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the Enterprise Social Commitment based on locals need 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 shall be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

33.2.5   Proposed expansion project with Backward Integration- Manufacturing of Manmade fiber- Partially Oriented Yarn (POY)/ Fully Drawn Yarn (FDY)/ Polyester staple Fiber PSF) (3,65,000 MTPA) and Polyester Textured Yarn (PTY) (2,75,966 MTPA) through continuous polymerization process at Survey No. 193, 196/1,197/1/1, 197/1/2, 197/2/1, 153P, 154, 155/1, 155/2, 201/1/1-IP, Notified Industrial Zone, Village-Surangi,  Silvassa (U.T. of D & NH) by M/s DNH Spinners Pvt. Limited- regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Unistar Environment and Research Labs Pvt. Ltd., Vapi, Gujarat, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and the proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded in the 25th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 29th-30th June, 2011 for preparation of EIA/EMP report. The project activity is listed at S.No. 5(d) in “B” category of the schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 project.  However, the project was considered by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) of MoEF as per the General Condition of the said Notification as the project site is located within 10 km distance of interstate boundary of Gujarat and Maharashtra. Public hearing in this case is not required as the unit is located in the notified industrial area.

 

M/s D.N.H. Spinners Pvt. Ltd. is an existing unit involved in manufacturing of manmade fibers, namely “Partialy Oriented Yarn (POY) and Texturised Yarn using polyester chips with production capacity of 18,000 MT/Year and 270 MT/Year respectively. It is proposed to go for backward integration process by manufacturing POY/FDY/PSF through continuous polymerization processes by using primary raw materials – PTA and MEG. POY is the primary raw material for manufacturing PTY. Proposed expansion, capacity of Partially Oriented yarn (POY) /fully drawn yarn (FDY)/ Polyester staple Fiber (PSF) will be 365000 MTPA and Polyester Texturized Yarn (PTY) will be 275966 MTPA. The project will be implemented in two phases. The proposed site is situated in a Notified Industrial Zone and falls under Seismic Zone III. The Dadra and Nagar Haveli wildlife sanctuary is at a distance of 3 km from the project site. The project does not fall in 100 m buffer zone boundary of Dadra and Nagar Haveli Wildlife Sanctuary. River Damanganga flows at a distance of 6.75 km and tributaries of Damanganga flow at a distance of 2.75 km. Total area of the project is 22.44 Acres. A copy of letter issued by the Dadra and Nagar Haveli Planning and Development Authorities, Silvassa indicated land bearing Survey No. 193, 196/1,197/1/1, 197/1/2, 197/2/1, 153P, 154, 155/1, 155/2, 201/1/1-IP of Village-Surangi, fall in the Industrial Zone as per statutory regional plan.  Total Project cost for the expansion is Rs. 514.50 Crores. Rs. 4.00 crores and Rs. 1.08 crores are earmarked toward capital cost and recurring cost per annum for pollution control measures. PAs confirmed that no litigation /court case is pending against the project.

 

Details of products and its capacities will be as follows:

 

Sr. No.

Name of the Products(Existing, Proposed )

Quantity (in MT/Annum)

Existing

  1.  

Pre Oriented Polyester Yarn (POY)

18000

  1.  

Textured Yarn & Twisted Yarn

270

Proposed Expansion

1.     

Pre Oriented Polyester Yarn (POY)/Fully Drawn Yarn /Polyester Staple Fiber (POY/FDY/PSF)

(Through continuous polymerization process using raw materials such as PTA + MEG)

Phase - I  Production capacity : 146000 MT/year

Phase - II Production capacity : 219000 MT/Year

 

 

 

365000

2.     

Textured Yarn (i.e. PTY) & Twisted Yarn

Phase - I production capacity : 129966 MT/year

Phase - II Production capacity : 146000 MT/Year

 

275966

 

 

Polyester Chips, spin finish oil and antistatic coning oil are used as raw materials to manufacture Existing products and PTA, MEG, DEG, TiO2, antimony Trioxide, and spin finish oil will be used as raw material to manufacture proposed products. The manufacturing process of POY & FDY through continuous polymerisation process is based on two main reactions: Esterification & polycondensation followed by spinning. Stand by to use in case of power failure, Dual Gas/FO Fired Power Engines (2 MW X 2nos+1 standby) will be installed, HTM heater (4nos+1 standby x 10 M K.Cal/Hr) and Steam Boiler of 8 T/Hr. Natural Gas/FO will be used as fuel @ NG: 925.7 Kscm/Month OR FO:1023 KL / Month Power Engines, NG: 1950 Kscm/Month OR FO:1800 KL / Month for HTM and NG- 11520scm per day OR FO-11030 Lit /Day for Steam Boiler. Entire manufacturing activity will be carried out in closed system. MEG recovery system will be installed. Fugitive VOCs will be burnt in HTM. 

 

            Ambient air quality was monitored for three month from October 2011 to  December-2011 at 6 locations within 5 km area and data submitted indicated PM10 (37-97 µg/m3), SO2 (17-33 µg/m3), NOx (15-25 µg/m3) , HC ( BDL) and VOC as Ethylene Glycol (BDL) and are within the permissible limit of AAQS. Total fresh water requirement of 1,351 m3/day will be met from the bore-well and partially through rain water harvesting water sources. Wastewater generated from industrial activities (255 m3/day) will be treated in ETP and the treated wastewater will be diverted through R.O. & MEE to Cooling tower. Cooling tower blow down (170 m3/day) will also be reutilized for cooling purpose through R.O. and MEE. Domestic wastewater will be discharged through soak pit system. 

 

 The solid /hazardous waste will be generated in the form of ETP waste (120 MTPA) which will be sent to GEPIL site. Process waste (polymer) – (180 MTPA), Yarn waste (240 MTPA) will be recycled back or sold to actual users. The used oil (12 KLPA) will be sold to registered refiners or sent to TSDF site. The empty drums and empty bags (600000Nos./year) will be reused for packing or sold to authorized recyclers.Green belt will be developed in 7.36 acre out of 22.44 acre of plot area. The present power requirement is 4.8 MW, and additional power requirement will be 43 MW which will be met from the Electricity Department, Silvassa.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

   iv.        The total water requirement shall not exceed 1,351 m3/d and Permission shall be obtained to draw the water from the ground water from the State Ground Water Board /Central Ground Water Authority as may be applicable to this case.

 

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

 

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

 

  vii.        Flood hazard management plan shall be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal within 3 months of issue of environment clearance letter.

 

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

 

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

 

33.2.6   Expansion of Cement grinding Unit from 0.021 MTPA to 0.1971 MTPA at J.L No. 74, Dag no. 11 (Part), 16,17, Khaitan no. 106/2, Village Nimtola, Post Rangapani, District Darjeeling, West Bengal by M/s Darjeeling Cements Limited- regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s CTRAN Consulting Private Limited, Bhubaneswar, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and the proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded in the 14th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 23rd-25th September, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP report. All the stand-alone cement grinding units are listed at S.No. 3(b) under category ‘B’ and appraised at the State level by the SEIAA/SEAC. However, the project was considered by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) of MoEF as per the General Condition of the said Notification as the project site is located within 10 km distance of the international border of Bangladesh.

 

M/s Darjeeling Cements Limited have proposed for expansion of cement grinding unit from 0.021 MTPA (PPC) to 0.1971 MTPA (PPC) at J.L No. 74, Dag no. 11 (Part), 16,17, Khaitan no. 106/2, Village Nimtola, Post Rangapani, District Darjeeling, West Bengal. The industry has started its operation in the year 1997 with NOC granted by the SPCB. The conditions stipulated in the NOC are being complied. The proposed expansion will be done in the existing project area of 5.62 acres and green belt will be developed in 33% of the plant area. The nearest city is Siliguri which is about 15 Km. No wildlife sanctuary and national parks are located within 10 km radius of the proposed project. International Border of Bangladesh is within 7 km from project site. The total project cost of proposed expansion is Rs. 6.2 Crores, which includes upgradation of existing plant machinery, its installation and environment protection measures.

 

The raw materials required for the unit are Clinker, Fly ash and Gypsum. Clinker is proposed to be procured from the large cement industries like Tata Steels Cement, Gujarat Ambuja Cement, Kalayanpur Cement, Jaypee Rewa Cement, Raymonds Cement Ltd etc. Clinker availability is considered to be adequate in view of the excess clinkerisation capacity. The percentage of fly ash varies from 20 to 25% in the Portland Pozolana Cement (PPC). Fly ash is available in abundant from the Thermal Power Plant at Farrakka, West Bengal. Gypsum of high grade will be sourced from mines in Bhutan and at present the Gypsum requirement is met from Bhutan as it is available in plenty in Bhutan. Additional power supply of 650 KVA will be procured from the West Bengal State Electricity Board.

 

Air pollution impact evaluated by Industrial Source Complex- Short Term Version 3 (ISCST-3) model was used for the prediction of maximum ground level concentration (GLC). Resultant Concentrations for PM10 predicted with APC is 53.78 mg/m3 against maximum PM10 concentration recorded as 51.48 mg/m3. Adequate air pollution control systems in the form of bag filters will be installed to minimize the PM concentration below 50 mg/Nm3 from the stationary sources. Fugitive emissions from feeding units, grinding process, storage handling units will be controlled by different dust extraction measures followed by adequate bag house. Various dust suppression measures like dry fog system, water sprinkling etc. shall be used in raw material yard, transfer points and entire road area. The clinker grinding process does not require any water. The additional water requirement is 5 m3/d for domestic purpose, gardening and water sprinkling for dust suppression.

 

            The proposal was 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.

 

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

 

      i.        Particulate emissions shall be controlled within 50 mg/Nm3 by installing adequate air pollution control system viz.  Bag filters and stacks of adequate height etc. Data on ambient air, fugitive and stack emissions shall be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar, SPCB and CPCB regularly.

 

     ii.        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 shall 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. 

 

   iv.        The company shall install adequate dust collection and extraction system to control fugitive dust emissions at various transfer points, raw mill handling (unloading, conveying, transporting, stacking), vehicular movement, bagging and packing areas etc. All the raw material stock piles should be covered.  A closed clinker stockpile system shall be provided.  All conveyers should be covered with GI sheets. Covered sheds for storage of raw materials and fully covered conveyers for transportation of materials shall be provided besides coal, cement, fly ash and clinker shall be stored in silos. Pneumatic system shall be used for fly ash handling.

 

    v.        Asphalting/concreting of roads and water spray all around the stockyard and loading/unloading areas in the cement plant shall be carried out to control fugitive emissions. Regular water sprinkling shall be carried out in critical areas prone to air pollution and having high levels of SPM and RSPM such as haul road, loading and unloading points, transfer points and other vulnerable areas.  It shall be ensured that the ambient air quality parameters conform to the norms prescribed by the Central Pollution Control Board in this regard.

 

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

 

  vii.        Total water requirement shall not exceed 5 m3/day and necessary permission for the drawl shall be obtained. 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 shall be discharged outside the factory premises and ‘zero’ discharge should be adopted. 

 

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

                                                      

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

 

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

 

   xi.          At least 5 % of the total cost of the project shall be earmarked towards the Enterprise Social Commitment based on locals need 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.

 

33.2.7   Expansion of Steel Plant at Tulsiberia Road, Village Kulgachia, P.S. Uluberia, Mouza-Sreerampur, District Howrah in West Bengal by M/s Shri Badri Narain Alloys & Steels Limited – regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Envirotech East Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata 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 85th meeting 23rd – 25th September, 2008 and amended in 24th meeting 19th – 20th May, 2011 for preparation of EIA/EMP report. All the steel plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in primary metallurgical industry under category-A of the Schedule of EIA notification 2006 and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) in the MoEF.

 

M/s Shri Badrinarain Alloys & Steels Limited have proposed to expand its steel plant at Tulsiberia Road, Village Kulgachia, P.S. Uluberia, Mouza Sreerampur, District Howrah in West Bengal. An adjacent land measuring 50 acres to existing unit is allotted for the proposed expansion, out of which 16.5 acres will be covered under green belt. No R & R is involved. Uluberia town is at a distance of 10 km from the project site. No national Park/wild life sanctuary/reserve forest is located within 10 km radius of the project site. Total cost of the proposed expansion is Rs. 440 Crores. Rs. 35 Crores and Rs. 5 Crores will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures. No litigation or court case is pending against the project and land.

 

The following facilities will be installed in the proposed expansion:

 

Sl.

No

Unit

Capacity

1.

Mini Blast Furnace

1x350 m3

2.

Sinter plant

1x36 m2

3.

Steel Melting Shop

Electrical Arc Furnace - 1x70 T with Ladle Furnace 1x70 T, Billet Caster 1x4 Strand & CCM

4.

Ferro Alloy Plant

2x9 MVA

5.

Captive Power Plant

10 MW

(7 MW from BF gas &

 3 MW from AFBC)

6.

Rolling Mill

0.45 MTPA

7.

Induction Furnace

2x10 T with Billet Caster

 

Mn ore, Coke breeze, Mill scale, Quartzite and Dolomite will be used as the major raw materials in the plant process. The estimated power requirement for the proposed project is 78 MW, which will be sourced from Captive Power Plant of 10 MW capacity and from the supply of DVC.

 

Adequate air pollution control measures like installation of Electro Static Precipitators (ESPs), Spark Arrester, Bag Filters, Venturi Scrubber, dust suppression system will be provided and stacks of adequate height at relevant points. SO2 emission from the CPP will be controlled by lime dosing. Ambient air quality monitoring was undertaken for PM10, PM2.5, SO2 and NOx. Values of these parameters range from 50 - 131 µg/m3, 18 - 55 µg/m3, 5 - 20 µg/m3 and 16 – 52 µg/m3 respectively.  The predicted incremental ground level concentrations (GLCs) due to the proposed project for PM, SO2 & NOx are 9.73 µg/m3, 13.12 µg/m3 and 3.63 µg/m3 respectively. The resultant concentrations for SO2 & NOx are within the prescribed standards.

The total water requirement of 3,962 m3/day (approx.) will be sourced from River Damodar. Catch pits will be provided for the raw material handling yard to recover the minerals from sedimentation and reuse. The cooling tower and boiler blow down will be reused in the process and for dust suppression. The sewage will be sent to STP. Granulated BF slag will be sold to Cement plants. EAF/IF slag will be used for road construction purpose. The major portion of Fe-Mn slag will be used as raw material for Si-Mn production and the balance quantity will be sold to the market. Si-Mn slag will be sold to the market. Fly ash from CPP will be used in Cement Plant/Brick Plant. MOU for MBF slag and fly ash is already prepared. The SS along with biomass from raw water treatment plant will be recovered as manure using clarification, thickening etc.

 

Public hearing/Public consultation was conducted by West Bengal Pollution Control Board on 24th November, 2011 at Tulsiberia Gram Panchayat Meeting Hall, District Howrah in West Bengal. The issues raised in the public hearing were regarding provision of employment and infrastructure development, pollution control measures, etc. which have been addressed in the final EIA/EMP report.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to submission of measures for SO2 control, As and Cr management plan and stipulation of the following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

iv.  Gaseous emission levels including secondary fugitive emissions from all the sources shall be controlled within the latest permissible limits issued by the Ministry and regularly monitored. Guidelines/Code of Practice issued by the CPCB shall be followed. 

 

v.  Total water requirement from River Damodar shall not exceed 3,962 m3/d. Efforts shall further be made to use maximum water from the rain water harvesting sources.  All the effluent should be treated and used for ash handling, dust suppression and green belt development.  No effluent shall be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge shall be adopted. Sanitary sewage should be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.

 

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

 

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

 

viii.  All the blast furnace (BF) slag shall be provided to the cement manufacturers. Scrap shall be used in steel melting shop (SMS) and SMS slag and kiln accretions shall be properly utilized. All the other solid waste including broken refractory mass shall be properly disposed off in environment-friendly manner.

 

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

 

  x.  All internal roads shall be black topped. The roads shall be regularly cleaned with mechanical sweepers. A 3-tier avenue plantation using native species shall be developed along the roads

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xv.  All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 24th November, 2011 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.

 

xvi.  At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the Enterprise Social Commitment (ESC) based on Public Hearing issues 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.

 

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

 

33.2.8   Expansion of existing Industry and installation of rolling mills & induction furnace for manufacture of ingots and billets at Village Gobindgarh, adjoining phase - VII, Focal Point, District Ludiana in Punjab by M/s Sharu Special Alloys Pvt. Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s SIMA Labs 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 by SEAC, Punjab on  4.11.09 and 2.2.2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Induction Furnaces (>30,000 TPA) have been listed in secondary metallurgical processing industry under Category B of the Schedule of the EIA notification 2006 as amended on 1st December,2009 and appraised at the State level. However, the proposal was considered by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) of MoEF as per the General Condition of the said Notification as the project site is located within 10 km distance of critically polluted area. 

 

M/s. Sharu Special Alloys Pvt Limited. have proposed for expansion of existing Capacity and installation of rolling mills with induction furnace for manufacture of ingots and billets at Village Gobindgarh, adjoining phase - VII, Focal Point, District Ludhiana in Punjab. No National Park/Wild life sanctuary/Reserved forest is located within 15 km radius of the project site. Total project area is 18,386.4 m2 and green belt will be developed in 33.5 % of the total area. No R&R is involved. Total cost of the project is Rs. 11.00 Crores. Rs.32.50 Lacs and Rs. 5.5 lacs/annum will be earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost for environmental pollution control measures.

 

Following will be the proposed plant configuration & production capacity.

 

S.No.

Facility

Product

Capacity

1

Induction furnace with CCM

-       2 x 8 MT

M S Billets

160 TPD

2

Rolling Mill - 10 MT/Hr

Rolling of Strips

120 TPD             

 

            The raw materials sponge iron, M S Scrap & Ferro Alloys will be fed to Induction Furnace to produce liquid steel and passed through concast to produce M.S. Billets. Fume extraction system with bag filters will be provided to Induction Furnace, LRF and CCM. The treated gases will be discharged through a stack of 18 m height and the outlet dust emission will be less than 100 mg/Nm3. Ambient air quality monitoring was undertaken for PM10, PM2.5, SO2 and NOx, CO, Pb etc. Values of these parameters were found ranging from PM10- 81 - 85 µg/m3, PM2.5- 48 - 52 µg/m3, SO2- 11 – 12.5 µg/m3 and NOx- 19 – 22 µg/m3 The predicted incremental ground level concentration (GLC) due to the proposed project for PM is 6.65 µg/m3, which is within the prescribed standards.

 

Total ground water required for the proposed plant is 25 m3/d. Domestic wastewater (4 m3/d) after treatment will be used in the green belt. Closed circuit cooling system is proposed and zero discharge will be maintained in the proposed plant. Slag generated from SMS will be crushed and after iron recovery, the inert material will be used in road construction. Power requirement for the proposed plant will be met from the State Electricity Board.

 

Public Hearing was exempted by SEAC, Punjab due to location of the project in Notified Industrial Area.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to submission of revised layout plan to scale including green belt and stipulation of the following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

    v.        The total water requirement shall not exceed 4 m3/d. No effluent shall be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge shall be adopted.

 

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

 

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

 

 viii.        At least 5 % of the total cost of the project shall be earmarked towards the Enterprise Social Commitment based on locals need 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.

 

33.2.9   Expansion of Steel Plant (1,20,000 TPA to 2,50,000 TPA) at Jagdishnagar  District Raigad Maharashtra by M/s Mahindra Ugine Steel Co. Limited (MUSCO) – regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The committee noted that the presentation was not as per the ToRs accorded and a Senior Official of the Project Proponent, who can make commitments, was also not present. The proposal was deferred for reconsideration in the next meeting at the request of the project proponent.

 

Proposals for TORs

 

33.2.10   Mill Growth Plan (MGP) comprising addition of 5,00,000 TPA paper and board production and 5, 00,000 BD TPA Bleached Pulp, a new 1,50,000 BD TPA BCTMP Pulp and 190 MW Captive Co-generation Power at Village Sarapaka, Tehsil Burgampahad, District Khammam in Andhra Pradesh by M/s ITC 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. Pulp and paper industry excluding manufacturing paper from waste paper and manufacture of paper from ready pulp without bleaching are listed at serial no. 5(i) of schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 under category A and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) in the MoEF.

 

M/s ITC Limited have proposed for Mill Growth Plan (MGP) comprising addition of 5,00,000 TPA paper and board production and 5, 00,000 BD TPA Bleached Pulp, a new 1,50,000 BD TPA BCTMP Pulp and 190 MW Captive Co-generation Power at Village Sarapaka, Tehsil Burgampahad, District Khammam in Andhra Pradesh. Presently, the existing paper mill is operating at 7,40,000 TPA of paper and board production which consists of captive pulping unit and 114.5 MW CPP to supply required power to the paper mill. It is proposed to buy 1,100 acres of forest land which is contiguous to the existing mill site of 375 acres. The land is being purchased through APIIC and application for Stage-1 clearance for diversion of the forest land for industrial purposes has been filed with the state forest department. The proposed land to be acquired is degraded forest. The proposed site is about 350 km from Hyderabad. No sanctuaries or wild life corridors exist within 10-km radius of the proposed plant site. The distance between the plant boundary and Kinnerasani wildlife sanctuary will be maintained more than 10 km. 8 reserved forest blocks fall within 10-km radius of the plant site. Rivers Godavari, Kinnarasanni and Krishnasagar flow at a distance of 3.1 km, 7.3 km and 2.1 km respectively from the project site. The famous Lord Ram Temple is at a distance of 5 km. The project cost is estimated at Rs 5,800 crores, which includes Rs 664 crores for pollution control measures.

 

The details of the existing and proposed project facilities which will be installed are as follows:

 

Section

Unit

Existing Operations

Proposed Expansion

After proposed expansion

Paper/ paperboard

tpa

740,000

500,000

1240,000

HWP

BD tpa

350,000

500,000

850,000

BCTMP

tpa

--

150,000

150,000

CPP

MW

114.5

190

304.5

 

The raw material requirement for the proposed expansion is 32.2 lakh tpa of mixed hard wood and waste paper of 2.8 lakh tpa. The additional power requirement will be met from the 190 MW biomass based captive power plant proposed for the expansion of the mill. ESPs will be installed to control dust emissions within SPCB /CPCB norms, Low NOx burners will be installed, adequate stack height will be maintained, NCG will be burnt in boilers/Lime Kilns, covered conveyor system with dust extraction will be provided at transfer points and water sprinkling will be done at material handling and storage yard.

 

The fresh water requirement of 1,00,000 m3/day will be met from the River Godavari. Required permissions for the water allocation from Godavari River are under process. Wastewater treatment plant will be with two streams to treat the wastewater from paper machines (with auxiliaries), pulp and recovery plants. The wastewater treatment plant shall consist of primary clarification, activated sludge process and secondary clarification. Part of the treated wastewater meeting the pollution control norms is proposed to be used for irrigation to raise wood plantation and development of green cover. Balance will be used for irrigation in the nearby areas, excess flowing in to Godavari River. Appropriate Tertiary Treatment to improve the quality of final treated wastewater for discharge, will be established in consultation with Reputed Research Institutions like CPPRI.

 

The fly ash will be used for construction activity, brick manufacturing and supplied to cement mill. Chipper dust will be used as fuel in biomass boiler. ETP sludge will be supplied to APPCB authorized agencies for making sundry handmade secondary/inferior grade boards. Lime sludge will be reused/recycled in lime kiln to produce lime for internal consumption and rest will be supplied to cement mills. Used oil will be disposed to CPCB/SPCB authorized agencies

 

After detailed deliberations, 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 in the Environmental Clearance of existing plant. Recent monitoring report from SPCB, which shall include data on AAQ, water quality, solid waste etc. shall be submitted. 

4.    Has the unit received any notice under the Section 5 of Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 or relevant Sections of Air and Water Acts? If so, compliance to the notice(s) 

5.    Coal linkage documents

6.    Status of Forest Clearance for diversion of forest land under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980.

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

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

10.  Project site layout plan after optimizing the land requirement 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. Present land use based on satellite imagery. Study area should be 10 Km radius from the boundary of the plant.

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

12.  List of raw materials required and source along with mode of transportation should be included. Raw material preparation chapter should include: proper dust handling system to maintain good house keeping & dust free atmosphere; dust masks to workers of concerned area and provision of proper fire fighting equipment etc.

13.  Justification for increase in pulp production by 6,50,000 TPA but paper and board production only by 5,00,000 TPA.

14.  Justification for Chlorine requirement of 32,000 TPA since the use of elemental Chlorine for bleaching needs to be avoided.

15.  Manufacturing process details for all the plants should be included. Chapter on Pulping & Bleaching should include: no black liquor spillage in the area of pulp mill; no use of elemental chlorine for bleaching in mill. Chapter on Chemical Recovery should include: no spillage of foam in chemical recovery plant, no discharge of foul condensate generated from MEE directly to ETP; control of suspended particulate matter emissions from the stack of fluidized bed combustion boiler through the installation of ESP.

16.  Detailed break-up cost of the equipments including source and technology edge over the conventional equipment needs to be recorded in EIA Report.

17.  Action plan to ensure that all equipments like pumps, motors & other electricals are energy efficient. Program for energy efficient lighting should also be incorporated.

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

19.  Energy balance data for all the components of paper 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 one year i.e. air, water, raw material properties and analysis (major, trace and heavy metals), ground water table, seismic history, flood hazard history etc.

22.  Data on existing ambient air, stack emission, fugitive emissions data; water requirement and water balance cycle; generation, re-utilization and disposal of solid/ hazardous waste for the existing plant and predicted increase in pollution load (GLCs) due to proposed expansion should be incorporated.

23.  Point-wise compliance to the specific and general conditions stipulated in the environmental clearance and consent to operate for the existing plant.

24.  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.

25.  Chemical characterization of RSPM and incorporating of RSPM data.

26.  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.

27.  Air quality modelling for paper plant & power plant for specific pollutants needs to be done.  APCS for the control of emissions from all the sources should also be included to control emissions within the prescribed limits. Existing stack emissions data.

28.  Cumulative affect of the proposed and existing plants needs to be studied in detail particularly in the change of ambient temperature due to heat dissipation, Ambient air quality study, and odorous emissions etc.

29.  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 using SODAR) 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.

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

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

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

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

34.  Reduce the water intake by maximum recycling and as per the latest guidelines of CPCB for water consumption for chemical grade pulps

35.  Action plan for the tertiary treatment of mill effluent before discharge to any water body, which should also be specified.

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

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

39.  Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures at plant site should be submitted to harvest rainwater from the roof tops and storm water drains 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.

40.  Permission for the drawl of surface water from the State Irrigation Department /CGWA and water balance data including quantity of effluent generated, recycled and reused and discharged is to be provided. ETP should be equipped with tertiary stage of treatment. Methods adopted/to be adopted for the water conservation should be included.

41.  Commitment that fresh water consumption will not be more than 75 m3/T of paper.

42.  A note on the impact of drawl of water on the nearby River during lean season. Water storage for lean month (Summer) is mandatory. This should clearly result in lower drawl of water from the River Godavari during this period.

43.  A chapter on efforts made to minimize use of ground water; impact of ground water drawl on the surrounding area, ground water table and impact of treated waste water usage for irrigation should also be included. A detailed hydrological study carried out by the State Govt. with reference to drawl of ground water should also be included. A detailed action plan for mitigative measures should be included. Ground water monitoring minimum at 8 locations should be ensured.

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

45.  A note on treatment of wastewater from different plants, recycle and reuse for different purposes should be included. Wastewater should not be discharged into the River Godavari, it shall be treated and used for land application.

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

47.  Performance report of effluent treatment plant to accommodate the additional effluent generated during expansion.

48.  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.

49.  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.

50.  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.

51.  Action plan for solid/hazardous waste generation, storage, utilization and disposal from all the sources including fly ash. Copies of MOU regarding utilization of ash should also be included. Fly ash disposal plan on land owned by the mill should be included.

52.  A note on the treatment, storage and disposal of all type of solid/hazardous wastes should be included. Identification and details of land to be used for solid/hazardous wastes disposal should be included. Details of secured land fill as per CPCB guidelines should also be included.

53.  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.

54.  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.

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

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

57.  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.

d)    Action plan for the implementation of OHS standards as per OSHAS/USEPA.

e)    Plan and fund allocation to ensure the occupational health & safety of all contract and sub-contract workers.

58.  Detailed list of CSR activities done till now along with the amount spent for each activity.

59.  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. It is also suggested that a “Modern Hospital” facility should be created for the Public, the need for which is strongly felt.

60.  Corporate Environment Policy

                    i.    Does the company has a well laid down Environment Policy approved by its Board of Directors? If so, it may be detailed in the EIA report.

                   ii.    Does the Environment Policy prescribe for standard operating process / procedures to bring into focus any infringement / deviation / violation of the environmental or forest norms / conditions? If so, it may be detailed in the EIA.

                  iii.    What is the hierarchical system or Administrative order of the company to deal with the environmental issues and for ensuring compliance with the environmental clearance conditions. Details of this system may be given.

                 iv.    Does the company has system of reporting of non compliances / violations of environmental norms to the Board of Directors of the company and / or shareholders or stakeholders at large? This reporting mechanism should be detailed in the EIA report.

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

62.  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.

63.  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. Where the documents provided are in a language other than English, an English translation should be provided. The draft EIA/EMP report shall be submitted to the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board for public hearing. The issues emerged and response to the issues shall be incorporated in the EIA report. The final EIA report shall be submitted to the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance.

 

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

 

33.2.11   Proposed 4x9 MVA Submerged Arc Furnace Ferro Alloy Plant for manufacturing of Fe-Mn: 200 TPD or Fe-Si: 104 TPD or Si-Mn: 180 TPD at Village Srirampur, P.O. Salanpur, District Burdwan in West Bengal by M/s Maa Kali Steel & Power Pvt. Limited - regarding TORs

 

The proponent informed that they will not be able to attend the meeting. The Committee decided to consider the project as and when requested by the proponent.

 

33.2.12   Proposed Calcined Petroleum Coke (CPC) Plant with a capacity of 4,60,000 TPA along with Waste Heat Recovery Power plant of 25 MW at Sy No. 335, 323 (P), 334(P) and 336(P), Village Chatametta, Mandal Rambilli, District Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh by M/s Sanvira Industries Limited - regarding TORs

 

The Project Authorities and their consultant, M/s BS Envi Tech Pvt. Limited Ltd., Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft Terms of Reference for the preparation of EIA/EMP Report. The project activity is listed at Item 4(b) in Category A of the schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) in the MoEF.

 

M/s. Sanvira Industries limited have proposed for Calcined Petroleum Coke (CPC) Plant with a  capacity of 4,60,000 TPA along with Waste Heat Recovery Power plant of 25 MW at Sy No. 335, 323 (P), 334(P) and 336(P), Village Chatametta, Mandal Rambilli, District Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. Total project area is 14.35 Ha which is non forest and barren land. There are no National Parks/Wildlife Sanctuaries within 10 km of the project site. Nearest village is Pudimadaka village at 2.7 km and nearest forest is Pudimadaka Reserved Forest at 3 km. Gokivada, Panchadarla, Rambill and Kalavapalli RFs are also located within 10 km. Sharada River flows at a distance of 8.3 km from the project site. The total project cost is Rs. 334 Crores. It was confirmed that there is no litigation/court case pending against the project.

 

The major raw material for the unit is Green Petroleum Coke (0.541 MTPA) which is imported from Refineries producing Anode grade Green Coke in North America, South America, Middle East and Asia. Green Petroleum Coke (GPC) is fed to Pot Calciners for calcining. Green coke in the pot calciner is indirectly heated up to around 1250 0C by high temperature. Calcination will remove moisture and volatiles efficiently, improve real density, electrical conductivity and mechanical strength. Volatiles evolved are introduced to the flue for complete combustion with the preheated air without any external fuel. CPC from pot calciner is indirectly cooled in chute with water jacket and is discharged at regular intervals. CPC is dispatched from the plant in bulk.

 

Flue gases from calcination will be passed through the Heat Recovery Boilers (HRBs) for 24 MW power generation, thus no fuel is required for calcination and power generation. All material handling points and transfer points will have Bag Filters. The emissions from all the pollution control equipment are restricted to less than 50 mg/nm3. The total water requirement will be 1,200 m3/day and will be sourced from APIIC water supply and also from ground water. 110 m3/day of wastewater is generated from process, of which 85 m3/day will be used for green belt development and 25 m3/day for dust suppression measures. There will be no solid waste generation from the plant.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee prescribed following TORs for undertaking detailed EIA/EMP study:

 

1.        Executive summary of the project

2.        Photographs of the plant area.

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

4.        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.

5.        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.

6.        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.

7.        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.

8.        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.

9.        Details and classification of total land (identified and acquired) should be included. A copy of the mutual agreement for land acquisition signed with land oustees.

10.      Break up of small, medium and large farmers from whom the land is being acquired. If small farmers are involved, a detailed R&R plan.

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

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

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

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

15.      Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

16.      List of raw materials, 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”.

17.      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.

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

19.      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.

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

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

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

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

24.      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.

25.      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.

26.      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.

27.      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.

28.      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.

29.      Air quality modeling for pollutants including PAH, HC and VOC emissions 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.

30.      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.

31.      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.

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

33.      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.

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

35.      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.

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

37.      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.

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

39.      Ground water modeling showing the pathways of the pollutants should be included

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

41.      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.

42.      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.

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

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

45.      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.

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

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

48.      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.

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

50.      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.

51.      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.

52.      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.

53.      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.

54.      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.

55.      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.

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

57.      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.

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

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

60.      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.

d)    Plan and fund allocation to ensure the occupational health & safety of all contract and sub-contract workers.

61.      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.

62.      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.

63.      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.

64.      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. 

65.      At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the Enterprise Social Commitment based on public hearing issues and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be included. Socio-economic development activities need to be elaborated upon.

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

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

68.      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 (Industry-1) 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. Where the documents provided are in a language other than English, an English translation should be provided. The draft EIA/EMP report shall be submitted to Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board for public hearing. The issues emerged and response to the issues shall be incorporated in the EIA report. The final EIA report shall be submitted to the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance.

 

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

 

33.2.13   Expansion of 1.1 MTPA Integrated Steel Plant by addition of 2X1.2 MTPA Iron Ore Pelletization Plant, Coal Gasifier and 2.4 MTPA Iron Ore Grinding and Beneficiation Plant at Phase-I of Siltara Industrial Growth Centre, Village Mandhar, District Raipur in Chhattisgarh by M/s Sarda Energy and Minerals Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Anacon Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., Nagpur, 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 primary metallurgical industry are covered under Category A as per para 3(a) of the Schedule of the EIA notification 2006 and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) in the MoEF.

 

M/s Sarda Energy & Minerals Ltd. have proposed for expansion of 1.1 MTPA Integrated Steel Plant by addition of 2X1.2 MTPA Iron Ore Pelletization Plant, Coal Gasifier and 2.4 MTPA Iron Ore Grinding and Beneficiation Plant at Phase–I of Siltara Industrial Growth Centre, Mandhar village, District Raipur, Chhattisgarh. The 1.1 MTPA Integrated Steel Plant construction is underway and is proposed to be commissioned shortly. This proposed project expansion is within the existing Integrated Steel Plant premises. Land requirement for the project is around 25 acres (10.12 Ha) out of 204.452 Ha allotted by Chhattisgarh State Industrial Development Corporation in Siltara, Village Mandhar in Industrial Area. Green belt has been developed in 67.4692 Ha of area and it is proposed to develop further 3.3386 Ha of area during expansion. The total area under green belt will be 70.8078 Ha which is 33% of total area. The total cost of project is Rs. 630.0 Crores with a capital cost of Rs. 63 Crores and recurring cost of Rs.5 Crores per annum for environment protection measures.

 

The raw materials required for the unit are Iron ore-24,96,000 TPA, Bentonite-36,000 TPA, Coal-4,01,280 TPA & LDO/HFO-84,000 TPA and is proposed to be transported from the Captive Iron Ore Mines, NMDC, local market, E-Auction/ Captive Mines. Power requirement for proposed expansion is 2X10,790 KW and will be supplied by CSPDCL & in-house CPP. The water requirement for proposed expansion is 4,537 m3/day and will be sourced from Kharoon River (Total 3.25 MGD water allocated by water resources dept.).

 

The flue gas leaving from the traveling grate kiln will be cleaned in the pollution control equipment, i.e., ESP/Multicyclone/Bag filter with efficiency 99.5% and the emission of Particulate Matter in the flue gas from the stack will be less than 50 mg/Nm3. Adequate stack height will be ensured for wider dispersion of emissions. The wastewater generation from Iron ore Pellet Plant will be 8 m3/d, from Iron Ore grinding and Beneficiation Plant will be 4 m3/d and no wastewater will be generated from the Gasifier Plant. Recirculating systems will be used for equipment cooling and the clarified water from thickener will be re-circulated to the beneficiation process.

 

The ESP and bag filter dust from pellet plant will be recycled as a raw material for pellet making. The ash from coal gasifier will be used as a raw material for brick manufacturing & cement plant and Tar from coal gasifier will be sold in market. The tailings from iron ore beneficiation plant will be used for making bricks/blocks and sold to cement plants.

 

            After detailed deliberations, 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 in the Environmental Clearance granted on 23.12.2008 for the existing plant. Recent monitoring report from SPCB, which shall include data on AAQ, water quality, solid waste etc. shall be submitted. 

4.        Has the unit received any notice under the Section 5 of Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 or relevant Sections of Air and Water Acts? If so, compliance to the notice(s) 

5.        Coal linkage documents

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

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 land use/land cover, 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, 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.

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

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

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

45.      Ground water modeling showing the pathways of the pollutants should be included

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

47.      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.

48.      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.

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

56.      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.

57.      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.

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.      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.

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

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

66.      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.

d)    Action plan for the implementation of OHS standards as per OSHAS/USEPA.

e)    Plan and fund allocation to ensure the occupational health & safety of all contract and sub-contract workers.

67.      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.

68.      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.

69.      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.

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

71.      Corporate Environment Policy

                  i.      Does the company has a well laid down Environment Policy approved by its Board of Directors? If so, it may be detailed in the EIA report.

                   ii.    Does the Environment Policy prescribe for standard operating process / procedures to bring into focus any infringement / deviation / violation of the environmental or forest norms / conditions? If so, it may be detailed in the EIA.

                  iii.    What is the hierarchical system or Administrative order of the company to deal with the environmental issues and for ensuring compliance with the environmental clearance conditions. Details of this system may be given.

                 iv.    Does the company has system of reporting of non compliances / violations of environmental norms to the Board of Directors of the company and / or shareholders or stakeholders at large? This reporting mechanism should be detailed in the EIA report.

72.      At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the Enterprise Social Commitment based on public hearing issues and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be included. Socio-economic development activities need to be elaborated upon.

73.      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. 

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

75.     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. Where the documents provided are in a language other than English, an English translation should be provided. The draft EIA/EMP report shall be submitted to the Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board for public hearing. The issues emerged and response to the issues shall be incorporated in the EIA report. The final EIA report shall be submitted to the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance.

 

The TORs prescribed shall be valid for a period of two years for submission of the EIA/EMP reports along with Public Hearing Proceedings.

 

33.2.14   Proposed Iron Ore Beneficiation Plant (0.8 MTPA), Pellet Plant (0.6 MTPA), Ferro Alloy Plant (24,000 TPA) along with Power Plant (25 MW) at Sy. Nos. 11-13, 19-23, Village Kothavuru, Tehsil S. Kota, District Vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh by M/s Shri Bajrang Power & Ispat Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Bhagavathi Ana Labs 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 Terms of Reference for the preparation of EIA/EMP. All primary metallurgical industry are covered under Category A as per para 3(a) of the Schedule of the EIA notification 2006 and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) in the MoEF.

 

            Shri Bajrang Power & Ispat Ltd. have proposed to setup an Iron Ore Beneficiation Plant (0.8 MTPA), Pellet Plant (0.6 MTPA), Ferro Alloy Plant (24,000 TPA) along with Power Plant (25 MW) at Sy. Nos. 11-13, 19-23, Village Kothavuru, Tehsil S. Kota, District Vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh. The project area is 55 acres, which is already acquired. River Gostani and its branch are flowing at a distance of 6 km and 2.5 km respectively from the proposed project site. Tadipudi Reservoir is at a distance of 10.5 km. Anantagiri RF, Mariki RF and Gantikonda RF are at a distance of 1.5 km, 3.3 km and 8.4 km respectively. No national park/wild life sanctuary is located within 10 km radius of the project site. Total cost of the project is Rs.290 Crores. Rs. 15.0 Crores and Rs.1.0 crore are earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

            The details of the facilities and production capacities are given below:

 

S. No.

Facility

Proposed Capacity

1

Iron Ore Beneficiation Plant

0.8 MTPA

2

Pellet Plant

0.6 MTPA

3

Power Plant (CPP)

25 MW

4

Ferro Alloy Plant

24,000 TPA

 

Bag filters and closed conveyors will be provided to iron ore beneficiation plant to control the particulate emissions. ESP and multi-cyclone de-duster will be provided to pelletization plant. Silencers & sound proof cubicles /covers will be provided to control noise at generating sources. All the conveyers are covered. Internal roads are asphalted / concreted to prevent the fugitive dust emission due to vehicular movement. The total water requirement is 2,900 m3/day which will be met from River Gostani through intake well & pipeline. There will be no wastewater generation in pelletization plant and from Iron ore beneficiation plant; water will be recycled in the process through thickener. The treated wastewater will be recycled within the plant premises for dust suppression, green belt development and implement zero discharge concept. The low grade tailings from Iron ore beneficiation plant will be stored and used for re-beneficiation and filling of mined out areas. The power requirement is met from CPP.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee prescribed following TORs for undertaking detailed EIA/EMP study:

1.        Executive summary of the project

2.        Photographs of the plant area.

3.        Coal linkage documents

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

5.        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.

6.        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.      Details and classification of total land (identified and acquired) should be included. A copy of the mutual agreement for land acquisition signed with land oustees.

11.      Break up of small, medium and large farmers from whom the land is being acquired. If small farmers are involved, a detailed R&R plan.

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

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

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

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 materials, 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”.

18.      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.

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

20.      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.

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

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

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

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

25.      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.

26.      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.

27.      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.

28.      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.

29.      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.

30.      Air quality modeling 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.

31.      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.

32.      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.

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

34.      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.

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

36.      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.

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

38.      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.

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

40.      Ground water modeling showing the pathways of the pollutants should be included

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

42.      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.

43.      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.

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

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

46.      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.

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

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

49.      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.

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

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.      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.

54.      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.

55.      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.

56.      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.

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

58.      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.

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

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

61.      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.

d)    Plan and fund allocation to ensure the occupational health & safety of all contract and sub-contract workers.

62.      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.

63.      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.

64.      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.

65.      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. 

66.      At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the Enterprise Social Commitment based on public hearing issues and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be included. Socio-economic development activities need to be elaborated upon.

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

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

69.      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 (Industry-1) 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. Where the documents provided are in a language other than English, an English translation should be provided. The draft EIA/EMP report shall be submitted to Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board for public hearing. The issues emerged and response to the issues shall be incorporated in the EIA report. The final EIA report shall be submitted to the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance.

 

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

 

33.2.15   Expansion of Re-rolling Mill from 46,000 TPA to 92,000 TPA and installation of Ferro Alloys Plant (8,000 TPA) at Urla Industrial Area, Village Sarora, Tehsil & District Raipur in Chhattisgarh by M/s Shri Bajrang Alloys Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Bhagavathi Ana Labs 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 Terms of Reference for the preparation of EIA/EMP. All primary metallurgical industry are covered under Category A as per para 3(a) of the Schedule of the EIA notification, 2006 and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) in the MoEF.

 

            Shri Bajrang Alloys Ltd. have proposed for expansion of Re-rolling Mill from 46,000 TPA to 92,000 TPA and installation of Ferro Alloys Plant (8,000 TPA) at Urla Industrial Area, Village Sarora, Tehsil & District Raipur in Chhattisgarh. The project area is 6.51 acres which is a Govt. land allotted by CSIDC. River Kharun is flowing at a distance of 8 km from the project site. 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. 8.53 Crores of which Rs. 45 Lakhs are earmarked towards EMP.

 

Bag filters will be provided to Ferro Alloy plant to control the particulate emissions. All the conveyers are covered. Internal roads are asphalted / concreted to prevent the fugitive dust emission due to vehicular movement. Silencers & sound proof cubicles /covers will be provided to control noise at generating sources. The total water requirement is 51 m3/day, which will be met through CSIDC pipeline from River Kharun. There will be no wastewater generation from rerolling mill and Ferro Alloy plant. Water is used for indirect cooling by circulating in water jackets of furnace and main transformer. The treated wastewater will be recycled within the plant premises for dust suppression, green belt development and implement zero discharge concept. The power requirement of 5 MW will be sourced from CSPDCL.

 

After detailed deliberations, 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 in the Environmental Clearance / NOC granted by the SPCB for the existing project. Recent monitoring report from SPCB, which shall include data on AAQ, water quality, solid waste etc. shall be submitted. 

4.            Has the unit received any notice under the Section 5 of Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 or relevant Sections of Air and Water Acts? If so, compliance to the notice(s) 

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

6.            Coal linkage documents

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

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.

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 10Km radius area from proposed site. The same should be used for land used/land-cover mapping of the area.

10.          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.

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

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

13.          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.

14.          List of raw material required, Chemical analysis of all the raw materials including Trace Elements 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.          Quantification & Characterization of solid /hazardous waste & its action plan for management should be included.

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

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

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

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

20.          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.

21.          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.

22.          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.

23.          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.

24.          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.

25.          Air Quality Impact Predication Modeling based on ISCST-3 or the latest models.

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

27.          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.

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

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 along with a Piper and Piper Duro-V diagram. 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.  Land filling is not allowed.

39.          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.

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

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

42.          Action 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.          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.

d)    Plan and fund allocation to ensure the occupational health & safety of all contract and sub-contract workers.

46.          At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the Enterprise Social Commitment based on Public Hearing issues and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and incorporated.

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. Where the documents provided are in a language other than English, an English translation should be provided. The draft EIA/EMP report shall be submitted to Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board for public hearing. The issues emerged and response to the issues shall be incorporated in the EIA report. The final EIA report shall be submitted to the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance.

 

The TORs prescribed shall be valid for a period of two years for submission of the EIA/EMP reports along with Public Hearing Proceedings.

 

33.2.16   Proposed Ferro Alloy Manufacturing Unit with 3x9 MVA Submerged Electric Arc Furnaces at Sy. No. 71 & 72 part, Village Agaram, Mandal Nagari, District Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh by M/s Raghni Ferro Alloys Pvt. Ltd. - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Team 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 Terms of Reference for the preparation of EIA/EMP. All primary metallurgical industry are covered under Category A as per para 3(a) of the Schedule of the EIA notification 2006 and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) in the MoEF.

 

M/s Raghni Ferro Alloys Pvt. Ltd. have proposed for Ferro Alloy manufacturing Unit with 3 x 9 MVA submerged electric arc furnaces in two phases at Sy. No: 71 & 72 part, Agaram Village, Nagari Mandal, Chittoor District in Andhra Pradesh. The total land available for the unit is 10.54 acres, of which 3.48 acres will be used as green belt. No wildlife sanctuary/national park/biosphere reserve etc. is located within 10 km radius of the project. Andhra Pradesh and Tamilnadu state boundary is at a distance of 4.7 km in southeast direction.  No forest land and R&R is involved. Nagari seasonal nalah is at a distance of 2 km in south direction. Nagari railway station is at a distance of 6.6 km in SW direction. Nagari Reserve forest is at a distance of 3.0 km in North direction. Total cost of the project is Rs. 41.0 crores.

 

The unit will manufacture Ferro Alloys as follows.

 

S. No

 

Description

Capacity (TPA)

Phase -I

Phase - II

Total

1

Ferro Silicon (Fe Si) *

6333

12666

18999

2

Silico Manganese (Si Mn) *

14250

28500

42750

3

Ferro Manganese (Fe Mn) *

18500

37000

55500

 

*It is proposed to manufacture the above alloys on campaign basis.

 

The raw material requirement will be Quartz, Manganese Ore, Manganese Slag, Coke, Iron Scrap, Electrode Paste, Casing Sheet, Reductants, Dolomite M.S. Round, Lancing Pipe and Oxygen.  Fuel for the 25 TPH boiler will be imported coal (70 TPD) or Indian coal (115 TPD) or biomass (135 TPD). The power requirement of 29,000 KVA will be met from the APTRANSCO and DG set of 500 KVA shall be installed for power back up. The water requirement of 70 m3/d will be drawn from ground water through bore wells. The wastewater generated from the plant is cooling tower blow downs (10 m3/d), which is reused for dust suppression and irrigation after treatment. The unit operations involved in the treatment are equalization, neutralization and settling. Domestic effluent will be disposed through septic tank/soak pit. Bag filters are proposed to control particulate emissions from the furnaces. The solid waste generation from the unit will be in the form of bag filter dust & solids from settling tank (84 kg/day),which will be sold to brick manufacturers. Waste oil will be disposed to the Authorized Recyclers.

 

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.            Break up of small, medium and large farmers from whom the land is being acquired. If small farmers are involved, a detailed R&R plan.

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

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

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

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

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

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

13.          List of raw material required, Chemical analysis of all the raw materials including Trace Elements 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 Modeling 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.          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.

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

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

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

32.          Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

34.          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.

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

36.          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.

37.          Action plan for solid/hazardous waste generation, storage, utilization and disposal particularly slag from all the sources should also be included.  Land filling is not allowed.

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.          Action 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.          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.

d)    Plan and fund allocation to ensure the occupational health & safety of all contract and sub-contract workers.

45.          At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the Enterprise Social Commitment based on Public Hearing issues and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and incorporated.

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. Where the documents provided are in a language other than English, an English translation should be provided. The draft EIA/EMP report shall be submitted to Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board for public hearing. The issues emerged and response to the issues shall be incorporated in the EIA report. The final EIA report shall be submitted to the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance.

 

The TORs prescribed shall be valid for a period of two years for submission of the EIA/EMP reports along with Public Hearing Proceedings.

 

33.2.17   Proposed Cement Plant (2.0 MTPA Clinker & 2.0 MTPA Cement) along with Captive Power Plant (WHR Power Plant - 5 MW & Coal Based Power Plant - 50 MW) at Village Uchan & Bhilampur, Tehsil Kailaras, District Morena in Madhya Pradesh by M/s Abhijeet Cement Limited - regarding TORs

 

The proponent informed that they will not be able to attend the meeting. The Committee decided to consider the project as and when requested by the proponent.

 

33.2.18   Proposed Integrated Cement Plant (Clinker- 3.0 MTPA, Blended Cement- 3.0 MTPA, Waste Heat recovery Power Plant- 10 MW) along with 36 MW Captive Power Plant at Villages Gauraha & Jijnauri, Taluk Vijayaraghavgarh, District Katni in Madhya Pradesh by M/s RMG Super Conductors Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Bhagavathi Ana Labs 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 Terms of Reference for preparation of EIA/EMP. Cement Plants with production capacity >1.0 MTPA are covered under Category A as per para 3(b) of the Schedule of EIA notification, 2006 and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) in the MoEF.

 

M/s RMG Super Conductors Ltd. have proposed for Integrated Cement Plant of 3.0 MTPA of Clinker, 3.0 MTPA of Blended Cement  along with Waste Heat Recovery Power plant of 10 MW and  Captive Power Plant with a capacity of 36 MW at Villages Gauraha and Jijnaur, Taluk Vijayaraghavgarh, District Katni, Madhya Pradesh. Total Project area for the Cement plant is 250 Acres of non forest, non agriculture and uncultivable land. Out of 250 acres of land, 33% of the area will be earmarked for green belt development. There are no National Parks/Wildlife Sanctuaries located within 10 km of the project site. Vijayragavagarh Fort is at a distance of 4.5 km from the project site. Nearest places are Gauraha & Jijnauri at 1.0 km and nearest railway station Nanwara is at a distance of 13 km. Goindra RF, Surma RF, Jijwara RF, Banjari RF and Katni PF are at a distance of 3.0 km, 6.0 km, 6.5 km, 6.5 km and 8.3 km respectively. The water bodies Koilari Nadi and Mahanadi river flow at a distance of 1.0 km and 7.5 km respectively from the project site. The total project cost is Rs. 2,134 Crores. No litigation /court case is pending against the project.

 

Limestone (13,500 TPD) from nearby captive mines at 15 kms, Laterite (200 TPD), Iron Ore (200 TPD), Bauxite (300 TPD), Gypsum (450 TPD) & Pet coke (2,000 TPD) from Katni, Madhya Pradesh, imported coal and Fly ash (3,000 TPD) from nearby Thermal power plants at 100 km distance by rail and Captive power plant are the raw materials that will be used. All the raw materials will be stored under covered sheds. It is proposed to manufacture both ordinary Portland cement, and Portland Pozzolona Cement.  The Thermal power plant will be coal based and will meet the power requirement of the plant.

 

To control particulate emissions, Kiln will be provided with Bag house, ESP for Cooler and Bag filters for Coal mill and Cement will be provided. All transfer points also will have Bag Filters. The emissions from all the Pollution Control Equipment is restricted to less than 50 mg/nm3. The air cooling condensation will be adopted. The water requirement will be 3,500 m3/day for both cement plant and power plant and will be sourced from Mahanadi River, 7.5 km from the plant site. No wastewater will be generated from the process. The wastewater from power plant will be used for cement plant, green belt development and dust suppression.  Fly ash generated from power plant will be completely consumed in cement plant.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee prescribed following TORs for undertaking detailed EIA/EMP study:

 

1.    Executive summary of the project

2.    Photographs of the proposed plant area.

3.    Coal linkage documents

4.    Permission from ASI for location of the project in the vicinity of Vijayragavagarh Fort

5.    Permission/Approval from the Competent Authority for diversion of road etc. passing through the project site

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

7.    The earlier questionnaire for industry sector should be submitted while submitting EIA/EMP.

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.

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 10Km radius area from proposed site. The same should be used for land used/land-cover mapping of the area.

10.  Break up of small, medium and large farmers from whom the land is being acquired. If small farmers are involved, a detailed R&R plan.

11.  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.

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

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

17.  A list of industries containing name and type in 10 km radius shall be incorporated.

18.  Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

19.  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”.

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.).

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.  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.

24.  Manufacturing process details for all the cement plant, captive power plant and mine should be included.

25.  Possibility of installation of WHRB will be explored and details included

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

27.  Energy balance data for all the components 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.  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.

30.  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.

31.  Vehicular pollution control and its management plan should be submitted.

32.  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.

33.  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.

34.  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.

35.  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.

36.  Air quality modeling 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. Cumulative impacts of cement plant, Captive Power Plant and mines located at a distance of 2.0 km  on the ambient air quality shall be assessed.

37.  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.

38.  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 using SODAR) 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.

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

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

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.

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 modeling showing the pathways of the pollutants should be included

45.  Column leachate study for all types of stockpiles or waste disposal sites, at 20 oC-50 oC 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 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.  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.

55.  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.

56.  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.  

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

58.  Action 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.

59.  A scheme for rainwater harvesting has 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.

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

61.  Action 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.

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

63.  Disaster Management Plan including risk assessment & damage control needs to be addressed and included. Landslide hazard map and mitigation plan, Earthquake history and management plan should be submitted.

64.  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.

d)    Action plan for the implementation of OHS standards as per OSHAS/USEPA.

e)    Plan and fund allocation to ensure the occupational health & safety of all contract and sub-contract workers.

65.  Plan for the implementation of the recommendations made for the cement plant in the CREP guidelines must be prepared.

66.  Corporate Environment Policy

                  i.      Does the company has a well laid down Environment Policy approved by its Board of Directors? If so, it may be detailed in the EIA report.

                   ii.    Does the Environment Policy prescribe for standard operating process / procedures to bring into focus any infringement / deviation / violation of the environmental or forest norms / conditions? If so, it may be detailed in the EIA.

                  iii.    What is the hierarchical system or Administrative order of the company to deal with the environmental issues and for ensuring compliance with the environmental clearance conditions. Details of this system may be given.

                 iv.    Does the company has system of reporting of non compliances / violations of environmental norms to the Board of Directors of the company and / or shareholders or stakeholders at large? This reporting mechanism should be detailed in the EIA report.

67.  At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the Enterprise Social Commitment based on Public Hearing issues and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and incorporated.

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

69.  Total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

70.  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. 

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. 

 

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. Where the documents provided are in a language other than English, an English translation should be provided. The draft EIA/EMP report shall be submitted to the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board for public hearing. The issues emerged and response to the issues shall be incorporated in the EIA report. The final EIA report shall be submitted to the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance.  

 

The TORs prescribed shall be valid for a period of two years for submission of the EIA/EMP report including public hearing proceedings.

 

Any Other Item

 

33.2.19   Proposed Greenfield Integrated Steel Plant (5 MTPA) at Asanboni, Tehsil Potka, District East Singhbhum in Jharkhand by M/s Jindal Steel & Power Limited - regarding amendment in TORs

 

The above proposal was prescribed ToRs for preparation of EIA/EMP Report vide MoEF letter no. J-11011/322/2010-IA-II (I) dated 25th October, 2010. The project proponent vide letter dated 1.2.2012 have requested for amendment in the ToRs dated 25.10.2010 to revise the capacity of Integrated Steel Plant Project to 6.0 MTPA through Blast Furnace - Basic Oxygen Furnace (BOF) instead of the Direct Reduced Iron -Electric Arc Furnace (DRI-EAF) route proposed earlier. The project proponent along with their consultant, M/S EMTRC Consultants, Delhi made a detailed presentation before the committee. Steel plants are listed at S. No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgy Industry of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 under Category “A” and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) in the MoEF.

 

The justification given for the proposed change is that the power grid of Jharkhand is not sufficient to cater the high fault level requirement to support EAF operation, which is not a constraint for BF- BOF technology. The non availability of coal mines makes the coal gasification DRI non viable. BF technology has a lesser gestation period resulting in faster implementation.

 

The project area is spread in the Villages Birdha, Asanboni, Lalmohanpur, Digarsai, Ghatiduba, Tilamura, Gopalpur and Chatro in Tehsil Potka, District East Singhbhum, Jharkhand. The project site is located at a distance of about 1 Km. from Asanboni Railway Station, 25 Km. away from Tatanagar Railway station and connected by a village road which is joining NH-33, 5 km away. The Subarnarekha River flows on the eastern side of proposed plant site. The Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at about 7 km from the project boundary of the proposed site. No other eco-sensitive area is located within 10 km distance. The total land requirement was reduced from 2,206 acres to 1,778 acres, forest land was reduced from 89 acres to 73 acres and resettlement was reduced from 135 to 75 houses. The cost of the project will be Rs. 21,260 Crores.

 

The revised proposal of various units is as follows:

 

Name of the Unit

Unit configuration 

Integrated Steel Plant capacity

6.0 MTPA

Iron Ore Beneficiation Plant & Pellet plant

6.0 MTPA

4.5 MTPA

Sinter Plant

10.0 MTPA

Blast Furnace

6.2 MTPA

Coke oven and by product recovery Plant

2.0 x 1.8  = 3.6 MTPA Coke

 

Steel Melting Shop

6.5 MTPA

4x200 T BOF(Basic Oxygen Furnace) LRF (Ladle Refining Furnace)-4x200 tons,

VDU(Vacuum Degasser)-1x200 tons, RH-O-1x200 tons, Billet casters- 2x8- strands,  Slab Caster-2x1- strand and 1x2- Strand

Rolling Mills

6.5 MTPA

Hot Rolling Mills – 4.5 MTPA

Rebar Mill – 1.0 MTPA

Structural Mill- 1.0 MTPA

Oxygen plant

4 x 1300 TPD

Lime and Dolomite plant

4x600 TPD Lime Plant

2x600 TPD Dolime Plant

Captive Power Plant

234 MW

2 x 50 MW power plant using surplus gas from BF

2 x 50 MW power plant using waste heat from Coke Dry Quenching

2 x 17 MW power plant using Top Pressure Recovery Turbine

 

            The various raw materials required for the proposed plant will be iron ore, coal, coking coal, limestone, dolomite, quartzite, Mn ore, fluorspar, bentonite. The water requirement remains the same as 9,400 kl/hour and water drawl permission for 50 MCM per annum from Subarnarekha River was obtained. The power requirement for the plant will be met from the Captive Power Plant. Dry quenching will be done for the coke oven gases. Particulate matter emissions from the various units & processes will be controlled within 50 mg/Nm3 by installation of high efficiency ESP and bag houses. Fugitive dust emissions generated during raw materials handling will be controlled by adequate sprinkling system, closed conveyors and bag houses. Fume extraction system and bag filters will be installed to control the emissions from the Steel Melting Shop. The wastewater after treatment will be recycled and reused. The coal ash will be given for cement manufacturing, bricks, road and tiles making.

 

The project proponent has informed that baseline data was generated during winter season 2010-11 and requested to use the same for preparation of EIA/EMP report. The committee agreed for the request and asked to supplement the already generated data with one month additional data in the preparation of EIA/EMP report.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee prescribed following fresh TORs for undertaking detailed EIA/EMP study.

1.        Executive summary of the project

2.        Photographs of the plant area.

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

A copy of the mutual agreement for land acquisition signed with land oustees. Break up of small, medium and large farmers from whom the land is being acquired. If small farmers are involved, a detailed R&R plan.

4.        Firm Coal linkages should be submitted along with the EIA report

5.        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.

6.        A map indicating the location of the plant and location of wildlife sanctuary duly authenticated by the Chief Wildlife Warden along with his comments/recommendations..

7.        A copy of application submitted to the National Board for Wildlife.

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 land use/land cover, 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.      Non-recovery coke oven with waste heat recovery plant shall be provided with dry coke cooling and lime scrubbing for desulphurizing the exit gas after waste heat recovery from boilers.

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.

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

43.      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.

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

45.      Ground water modeling showing the pathways of the pollutants should be included

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

47.      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.

48.      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.

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

56.      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.

57.      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.

58.      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.

59.      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.

60.      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.

61.      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.

62.      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.

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

64.      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.

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

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

67.