Minutes of the 20th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 12th March, 2011 at 623, Conference Room, 6th floor, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110 003

 

 20.1       Opening Remarks of the Chairman

 

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

 

20.2.0     Consideration of the Projects

 

Proposals for Environmental clearance

 

20.2.1     Proposed Cement Grinding plant of 200 TPD capacity at DAG no. 78-81,124-128 & 136-140, IID Growth Centre, Banderdewa, P.O. Pathali Pahar, District North Lakhimpur, Assam by M/s Purvanchal Infra and Industries Pvt. Limited- regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s. Envision Enviro Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Surat, Gujarat gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Draft Terms of References (TORs) awarded during the 14th Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 23rd - 25th September, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Cement Grinding Units are listed at S.No. 4(b) under Category ‘B’ and appraised at the State level, but due to the absence of SEIAA/SEAC in Assam, the proposal is appraised at the centre. 

 

M/s. Purvanchal Infra and Industries Pvt. Ltd. have proposed for the Cement Grinding Plant at Dag no. 78-81,124-128 & 136-140, IID Growth Centre, Banderdewa, P.O. Pathali Pahar, District North Lakhimpur, Assam. The total project area is 13,380 sq.m. which is located in IID Growth Centre, Banderdewa and already acquired. Green belt will be developed in an area of 4,415 sq.m. No national parks/wild life sanctuary/reserve forests are located within 10 km radius. Total cost of the project is Rs. 492.76 Lakhs.  Rs. 24 Lakhs and Rs. 8 Lakhs are earmarked for capital cost and recurring cost/annum towards pollution control measures.

 

The clinker will be taken to cement mill hoppers for cement grinding. Clinker and Gypsum with slag, fly ash and mineral components will be fed to cement mill and grounded. The mill discharge will be segregated into fine product and coarse product will be transported to RCC cement silos for dispatch.

 

            Bag filters to cement mill will be provided to control particulate emissions below 50 mg/Nm3. Bag filters will be provided for de-dusting of storage areas and transfer points. Bag filters will be installed at crushers to keep particulate matter below 50 mg/Nm3. Closed conveyor belts will be installed along with bag filters for efficient de-dusting of storage areas and transfer points. Fugitive emissions are envisaged from material handling and transportation areas. Gaseous emissions will be generated from vehicles and equipment deployed during the construction and operational phase. Water will be sprayed for dust suppression during limestone transportation.

 

The total water requirement will be 4 KLD which will be met from the  ground water.  No wastewater will be discharged from the proposed plant. Rain water harvesting structure will be constructed. 

 

No solid waste will be generated from the process.  Material collected from bag filter will be recycled back in to the process. Fly ash will be used in manufacturing of cement. Sewage sludge will be used as manure for greenbelt development. Municipal waste generated during construction and operation period will be composted after segregation and used as manure. Waste oil and grease will be disposed through authorized vendors.

 

Noise will be generated from crushing and grinding operations and also from DG sets and vehicular movement. Personal Protective equipments will be provided in noise generating areas. Regular maintenance of the equipment will be carried out for reduction of noise at source. The power requirement for the plant will be 400 KW and will be met from Assam State Electricity Board.  DG set (200 KVA) will be installed for emergency power requirement.

 

            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 proposal for environmental clearance subject to stipulation of the following specific condition along with other environmental conditions:

 

      i.        Continuous stack monitoring facilities to monitor gaseous emissions from all the stacks shall be provided. 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 Shillong, Assam State Pollution Control Board (ASPCB) 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 ground water requirement for the cement plant shall not exceed 4 m3/day and necessary permission for the drawl shall be obtained. Efforts shall be made to further reduce water consumption by using air cooled condensers. 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 (ESC) and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Shillong. Implementation of such program should be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

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

 

Proposal of M/s Emami Cement Limited for Cement Plant (2.50 MTPA), Captive Power Plant (40 MW) and Limestone Mine (395.05 ha.) at Risda, Kukurdih and Dhandhani , Tehsil Baloda Bazar, District Raipur in Chhattisgarh was considered and discussed in the 18th and 19th Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) meetings. 

 

During the 19th EAC meeting, the Committee after detailed deliberations has sought the following:

 

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

2.    Approval of the Panchayat

3.    Approval of the Industry Department

 

The PP vide their letter dated 1.03.2011 has submitted the revised plant lay out excluding the land not acquired and also made a presentation before the committee. After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to submission of the following:

 

·         Revised plant lay out with a boundary and green belt all along the coordinates. The coordinates in terms of latitude and longitude should be provided.

·         Approval of the state government on the revised plant lay out

 

The PP vide their letter dated 15.03.2011 has submitted the revised plant lay out excluding the land not acquired and vide letter dated 31.03.2011 provided further details of bifurcated plant layout area. The plant area (including green belt) will be 146.64 ha instead of 195.64 ha as originally proposed till the entire 195.64 ha of land will be in the possession of the PP.  

 

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

 

1.    The final lay out with a boundary and green belt all along the coordinates all round the two sections of the plant shall be furnished to the Ministry and only after the same is examined and is accepted to the satisfaction of the Ministry approval may issue. The coordinates of the principal points on the boundaries and of the plant in terms of latitude and longitude should be provided.

 

2.    Approval of the state government on the revised plant lay out shall be first obtained including on the arrangements for installation of the overhead conveyor between the two sections of the plant and on the access arrangements made for owners of land in the hinterland who have to access their property through the gap between the two sections of the plant and through the space underneath the conveyor between the sections. This approval shall be submitted to MOEF prior to issue of the approval letter.

 

3.    Protected and covered conveyor shall be provided for transportation of raw material.

 

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

 

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

       

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. Total water requirement for the proposed expansion shall not exceed 1,822 m3/day. Rainwater harvesting measures with a minimum storage capacity of 2 months shall be adopted for the augmentation of ground water at cement plant, colony and mine site.  The company must also collect rain water in the mined out pits of captive lime stone mine and use the same water for the various activities of the project to conserve fresh water and reduce the water requirement pressure from the river. An action plan should be submitted to Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal within 3 months from date of issue of this letter

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. The company shall comply with the commitments made during public hearing held on 26th February, 2010 and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal.

 

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

 

 

20.2.3     Expansion of Integrated Steel Plant by installing Sponge Iron Plant (2x200 TPD) along with Captive Power Plant (40 MW= WHRB - 4MW + AFBC - 36 MW) at Village Ankulapathuru & Udathavaripalem, Mandal Chillakuru, Sri Pottisriramlulu, District Nellore in Andhra Pradesh by M/s SBQ Steels Limited - regarding Reconsideration

 

Proposal of M/s SBQ Steels Limited for Expansion of Integrated Steel Plant by installing Sponge Iron Plant (2x200 TPD) along with Captive Power Plant (40 MW= WHRB - 4MW + AFBC - 36 MW) at Village Ankulapathuru & Udathavaripalem, Mandal Chillakuru, Sri Pottisriramlulu, District Nellore in Andhra Pradesh was considered and discussed in the 19th Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) meeting held during 22nd – 23rd February, 2011.  The Committee after detailed deliberations sought the following additional information for reconsideration of the project without calling the PP:

 

·         Documents regarding no irrigation under Ayacut of Yeruru tank etc.

 

·         Point-wise compliance to the existing clearances from MoEF & SEIAA along with copy of environmental clearances.

 

·         Point-wise compliance to the issues raised during public hearing/public consultation

 

The information sought above was furnished by the project proponent to MoEF vide their letter dated 03.03.2011. A letter dated 24.02.2011 from the Tahsildar, Chilakur is submitted certifying that no paddy or any crop cultivation is being done under the Ayacut of Yeruru tank or by using Yeruru tank water. Compliance to the existing environmental clearances and issues raised during public hearing/public consultation are also submitted.

 

The PP has requested for issue of Consolidated Environmental Clearance for both Unit # I and Unit # II along with the present proposal of expansion under the banner “SBQ Steels Limited”. The consolidated Environmental Clearance will be for the capacities mentioned below.

 

 

S. No

Unit

Production Capacity

Existing

Expansion

After expansion

Coke oven plant

(Non-recovery)

2,00,000 TPA

---

2,00,00 TPA

DRI Kiln

60,000 TPA

60,000 TPA

1,20,000 TPA

Cement plant

2,90,000 TPA

---

Captive Power Plant

30 MW

60 MW

(4MW WHRB based)

56 MW AFBC based)

90 MW

Sinter Plant

5,00,000 TPA

---

5,00,000 TPA

Blast Furnace

5,00,000 TPA

---

5,00,000 TPA

Energy Optimization Furnace

5,90,000 TPA

---

5,90,000 TPA

Ladle Refining Furnace

5,75,000 TPA

---

5,75,000 TPA

Vacuum degassing unit

2,50,000 TPA

---

2,50,000 TPA

Continuous casting machine

2 Twin Strand Bloom -3,25,000 TPA

Billet casting lines – 2,25,000 TPA

---

2 Twin Strand Bloom -3,25,000 TPA

Billet casting lines – 2,25,000 TPA

Rolling mill

2x 2,50,000 TPA

---

2x 2,50,000 TPA

Oxygen plant

200 TPD

---

200 TPD

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee has recommended for accordance of Consolidated Environmental Clearance for both Unit # I and Unit # II along with the present proposal of expansion subject to stipulation of following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

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

 

ii.      As proposed, Electrostatic precipitator (ESP) shall be provided to WHRB, AFBC and DRI plants to control SPM levels within 50 mg/Nm3. Fume extraction system shall be provided to induction furnaces to control the emissions within the prescribed standards. Electrostatic precipitators to clinker cooler, bag house to raw mill/kiln and bag filters to coal mill and cement mill. Low NOX burners should be provided to control NOX emissions. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

ix.      Total water requirement shall not exceed 11,155 KLD. Efforts shall further be made to use maximum water from the rain water harvesting sources.  Use of air cooled condensers shall be explored and closed circuit cooling system shall be provided to reduce water consumption and water requirement shall be modified accordingly. All the effluent should be treated and used for ash handling, dust suppression and green belt development.  No effluent shall be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge shall be adopted. Sanitary sewage should be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.

 

x.        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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxi.        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 Bangalore, SPCB and CPCB. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxvi.        All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 7th December, 2010 should be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore.

 

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

 

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

 

xxix.        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.

 

 

20.2.4     Expansion of Ferro Alloy Plant from 7,200 TPA to 13,200 TPA by installing a Submerged Arc Furnace (1x4 MVA, 30,000 TPA) at A-15, Sarua Industrial Estate, Post Sarua, District Khurda, Orissa by M/s Saumyaa Alloys Private Limited - regarding Reconsideration

 

The project proponents did not attend the meeting and hence the proposal was deferred till further request from the project proponent.

 

Proposal for TORs

 

20.2.5     Integrated expansion of Cement Plant (Clinker- 0.75 MMTPA to 3.45 MMTPA, Cement - 0.95 MMTPA to 3.45 MMTPA), Setting up of 15 MW WHRB and 35 MW coal based CPP and enhancement of limestone production capacity of existing limestone mine from 0.6 MMTPA to 1.6 MMTPA at Village Mangrol, Tehsil Nimbahera, District Chittorgarh in Rajasthan by M/s J K Cement Limited- regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Enkay Enviro Services, Jaipur gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft TORs for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Cement Plants (> 1.0 MTPA) are listed at S.No. 3(b) under category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s JK Cement Limited have proposed for expansion of existing cement unit (clinker from 0.75 to 3.45, cement from 0.95-3.45 MMTPA) at Village-Mangrol, Tehsil-Nimbahera, District Chittorgarh, Rajasthan Total existing plant area is 149.0 ha and the proposed expansion will be done in the existing premises.  No National Park/Wild life sanctuary/Reserve Forest is located within 10 Km radius of the project. Total cost of the project will be Rs. 1704.0 crores.

 

The present manufacturing process is a dry process and there would be no change in the process for the proposed expansion. Limestone, Red Ochre, Laterite, Coal/Pet Coke, Gypsum and Fly Ash are the raw materials that will be used and will be transported by road/rail. Limestone would be sourced from the captive mines.

 

Adequate pollution control equipment like pulse jet type bag filters and ESPs have been installed in the existing plant order to control to keep emissions within the prescribed norms. The same will be practiced for the proposed expansion project. Water sprinkling would be done in the raw material stockyards and cement bags loading areas.

 

There is no water required for industrial purposes; only domestic water is required. Water demand is met from perennial Gambhir River. No industrial wastewater is generated from the unit. The domestic effluent generated is being disposed off in septic tank via soak pit. There is no discharge outside the plant premises and the same will be maintained.

           

            No solid waste is being generated from the cement unit. However, material collected by the dust collector (bag filters) is being recycled in the process.

 

The total power requirement will be 50 MW and will be met from CPP. DG sets of 2X6 MW will be used as a source of emergency/standby power. Green belt will be developed in 35 ha area in addition to the existing 16 ha.

 

The committee noted that the green belt development is not upto the mark.

 

The Committee prescribed the following TORs for undertaking detailed EIA/EMP study for Cement Plant and CPP. The TORs for EIA/EMP study for Mining shall be obtained from the Expert Appraisal Committee (Mining) of MoEF as per the MoEF Office Memorandum No. J-11013/41/2006-IA.II(I) dated 24th December, 2010.

 

1.    Executive summary of the project.

2.    Photographs of the existing and proposed plant area.

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

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

5.    Coal linkage documents

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

7.    The earlier questionnaire for cement, captive power plant and mining sectors 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.  Location of national parks / wildlife sanctuary / reserve forests within 10 km. radius should specifically be mentioned. A map showing landuse /landcover, reserved forests, wildlife sanctuaries, national parks, tiger reserve etc in 10 km of the project site.

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

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

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

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

17.  Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

18.  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”.

19.  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.).

20.  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.

21.  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.

22.  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.

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

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

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

26.  Energy balance data for all the components including proposed power plant should be incorporated.

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

28.  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.

29.  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.

30.  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.

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

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

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

34.  Air quality modelling for 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.

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

36.  Ambient air quality monitoring modeling alongwith cumulative impact  of mine and the cement plant should be included for the day (24 hrs) for maximum GLC alongwith following :

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

40.  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.

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

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

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

44.  Dam break analysis and flood hazard analysis of the area shall be submitted

45.  Plan for water shed management shall be submitted

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 2,700 m3/day water from ground water source and water balance data including quantity of effluent generated, recycled and reused and discharged is to be provided. Methods adopted/to be adopted for the water conservation should be included.

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

57.  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.  

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

59.  Acton plan for the green belt development plan in 33 % area should be included. The green belt should be around the project boundary and a scheme for greening of the travelling roads should also be incorporated. All rooftops/terraces should have some green cover.

60.  A scheme for rainwater harvesting have to be put in place. Incorporation of water harvesting plan for the project is necessary, if source of water is bore well. Efforts should be made to make use of rain water harvested. If needed, capacity of the reservoir should be enhanced to meet the maximum water requirement. Only balance water requirement should be met from other sources.

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

62.  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.

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

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

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

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

67.  At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the enterprise social commitment based on Public Hearing & social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and 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. 

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. The draft EIA/EMP report shall be submitted to the Rajasthan State 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 report.      

 

20.2.6     Proposed Ferro Alloys Plant (SEAF- 2x9 MVA, Pig Iron - 60,000 TPA, Fe-Mn- 20,000 TPA, Si-Mn- 20,000 TPA, Sintering Plant- 1,50,000 TPA, iron Ore Beneficiation- 2,50,000 TPA and Manganese Ore Beneficiation- 50,000 TPA) at Village Matwara, Tehsil Bahoriband, District Kathi in Madhya Pradesh by M/s Worldage Resources Pvt. Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project proponents did not attend the meeting and hence the proposal was deferred till further request from the project proponent.

 

20.2.7   Expansion of Cement Plant from 2.5 MTPA to 8.25 MTPA and Captive Power Plant from 30 MW to 160 MW at Villages Sangem and Kallur, Taluk Chincholi, District Gulbarga in Karnataka by M/s Chettinad Cement Corporation Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Enviro Care India Private limited, Madurai, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed Terms of Reference (TORs) for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the cement plants (> 1.0 MTPA) have been kept at S.No. 3(b) under category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s Chettinad Cement Corporation Limited have proposed for Expansion of Cement Plant from 2.5 MTPA to 8.25 MTPA and Captive Power Plant from 30 MW to 160 MW at Villages Sangem and Kallur, Taluk Chincholi, District Gulbarga in Karnataka. The total area for the cement plant is 75.0 ha and Power plant is 15 Ha. The total land requirement will be 566.810 ha., which includes cement plant, captive power plant & township (143.870 ha.) and captive limestone mines (422.94 ha.).  The location of the site is falling under Survey of India Topo No: 56 G/7. Plant Site at 17o 21’ 55” – 17o 22’ 31” N Latitude & 77o 25’ 50” – 77o 27’18” E Longitude. No forest land is involved.  Mullamari River flows North to South at a distance of 2 km from the site in the west and confluences with Kagna River which flows in the south at a distance of 13 km from the site boundary. Chincholi Town with a population of 17,144 persons is at a distance of 7 km from the boundary. Inter-state boundary between Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh falls within 10 km radius from the project site. The site falls in Seismic zone-I. Nearest town is Tandur at 13.3 Km. No national park/wildlife sanctuaries are located within 10 Km. Chincholi RF (8.1 Km, NE) and Gingarthi RF (9.0 Km, NE) are located within 10 km. Total project cost for this expansion will be Rs. 1,655.0 Crores.

 

The existing project has a capacity of 2.5 MTPA cement and 30 MW Captive Power plant along with 4.0 MTPA Captive Limestone mines. Chettinad Cement have now proposed to put up an integrated cement plant having  5.75 MTPA cement plant  (with new 2 x 10,000 tpd clinker production line) along with 130 MW coal based Captive Power Plants (2x50 MW & 1x30 MW) Captive Power Plant  along with 6 MTPA Captive Limestone mines within the same premises. The total grinding capacity of the plant will be 8.25 MTPA of cement and Power plant capacity will be 160 MW and 10.0 MTPA limestone stone mining on expansion. The PPs informed that land is available for the expansion and limestone for the expanded capacity is sufficient for 26 years.

 

Limestone 26075 MT/Day, Bauxite /Laterite 1040 MT/Day, Iron Ore 200 MT/Day, Gypsum 1130 MT/Day, Fly ash 2235 MT/Day, Slag 1025 MT/Day  will be used as raw materials. Fuel will be Imported/Indian coal of around 2000 TPD.  Coal is the fuel for the proposed captive thermal power plant. The requirement of coal   for the proposed 2 x 50 & 1 x 30 MW thermal power plant is estimated as:  Imported coal - 1600 t / day (or) Indigenous coal - 2325 t / day. DG sets 2 x 2 MW will be operated only in case of CPP/Grid breakdown. Future proposal is there for 26 MW Waste Heat Recovery (WHR) Power Plant and plan to use Gas as fuel for CPP which will be sourced from M/s RIL

 

Dry process and 5 stage double string pre-heater with in-line calciner will be installed. Cement manufacturing process will involve crushing the limestone, raw mix preparation and homogenization, coal preparation, calcinations and clinkerization, cement grinding and packing etc.

 

The major pollutants expected from the power plant will be SPM, SO2 and NOx. ESPs to cooler and CPP, bag house to kiln/raw mill and coal mill and bag filters to cement mill and packing plants will be provided to control the SPM emissions below 50 mg/m3.  To control NOx, high efficiency multi channel low NOx burner will be used in the kiln firing. Fugitive emissions from Limestone handling, coal handling, clinker hopper, storage silos, weight feeders, grinding mills and packing machines will be controlled by providing covered sheds for storage of raw materials, fully covered conveyors for transportation of materials, etc. Dust monitoring will be done periodically and water will be sprayed on the roads to avoid dust in the project area.

 

The total requirement of raw water for the expansion unit will be 3,100 KLD. Out of total water requirement, 600 KLD will be met out from bore wells in the plant and mining area and 2,500 KLD will be drawn from Mullamari River. Rain water harvesting structure including check dams will be constructed.  345 m3/day of Filter back wash, R.O. Plant rejects and DM Regeneration, 125 m3/day of cooling tower bleed off and 65 m3/day of boiler blow down will be generated from both Cement and Power plants and treated with ETP having the capacity of 600 KLD and treated waste water will be used for cement plant gas and clinker cooling. Sewage quantity of 252 KLD will be treated in STP having the capacity of 300 KLD and treated sewage will be used for green belt development. “Zero Discharge’’ for waste water is ensured.

 

The dust collected from various Air Pollution Control Measures like Bag House/Filters, ESPs, etc. are totally recycled for cement manufacturing. Fly ash  will be pneumatically transported to the cement plant to be used in the PPC manufacturing..  Solid waste from STP (10 TPA) will be used as manure for green belt. Organic wastes (100 Kg/day) will be subjected to vermi-composting and used as manure for green belt. Also other wastes like lime sludge from paper industries, ETP sludge, filter cake from iron and steel industries, fly ash from thermal power plants, red mud from Aluminium industries and agro wastes will be used in the cement kiln. Inorganic wastes (papers and other wastes) will be sold to rag pickers / scrap dealers. Waste oil of 20 KLD from the plants shall be collected and sold to the CPCB/KSPCB authorized agency for further treatment & disposal.

 

The noise level within the plant building at a distance of one meter from the source is maintained at <85 dB(A). Noise level at the nearest plant boundary is maintained to be <55 dB(A) during day times and <45 dB(A) during night times.

 

The committee observed that the existing plant of 2.5 MTPA cement and 30 MW Captive Power plant is not yet commissioned and hence, have sought the % of construction activity, ordering of equipment etc. of the existing plant shall be submitted and will be re-considered in the 21st EAC meeting.

 

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

 

The project proponents did not attend the meeting and hence the proposal was deferred till further request from the project proponent.

 

Any Other Item

 

20.2.9     Expansion of existing Steel and Cast Iron Foundry from 300 MTM to 2000 MTM at Plot no. A-1/2, MIDC, Butibori, Nagpur in Maharashtra by M/s Hindustan Udyog Limited (Formerly known as M/s Acc Nihon Casting Limited) – Clarification regarding

Environmental Clearance to M/s Acc Nihon Casting Limited (currently M/s Hindustan Udyog Limited) was accorded vide MoEF letter No. J-11011/151/2007-IA II(I) dated 7th August, 2007 for the Expansion of existing Steel and Cast Iron Foundry from 300 MTM to 2000 MTM at Plot no. A-1/2, MIDC, Butibori, Nagpur in Maharashtra.

 

The project proponent vide their letter dated 20.12.2010 informed MoEF that due to recession of global economy etc. the consent to operate from MPCB was obtained only for 650 MTM and since last 24 months, the average production is only 157 MTM. The online continuous monitoring system (specific condition No. iv of the above EC i.e. “On-line Continuous monitoring system for particulate emissions, SO2 and NOx shall be provided and ……………….”) is not installed and they think is required to be installed by the large units. Their unit is very small having installed capacity of 650 MTM but producing only average 160 MTM.

 

In this regard, a clarification is sought from MoEF whether installation of On-line Continuous monitoring system is required for unit having installed capacity of 650 MTM but producing only average 160 MTM.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee clarified that On-line Continuous monitoring system is not required till the production capacity of 650 MTM. However, regular monitoring of stacks for particulate emissions, SO2, NOx etc. should be carried out as per the CPCB and SPCB norms.

 

 

20.2.10  Setting up new expansion of existing Aluminium recycling project (30,000 MTPA and above by Metal Recycling Association of India - Clarification regarding

 

Proposal of M/s Metal Recycling Association of India for requirement of Prior Environmental Clearance for expansion or establishment of new capacity above 30,000 MTPA of aluminum recycling units manufacturing Aluminum Alloy was considered and discussed in the 19th Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) meeting held during 22nd – 23rd February, 2011.  The Committee decided that the recommendation on the above clarifications will be discussed in the next meeting.

 

The committee after detailed deliberations made the following recommendations:

 

·         Environmental Clearance is not required for the above units

 

·         Consent/NoC from SPCB shall be obtained

 

·         The raw materials should not have radioactive elements, should not have harmful alloying element additions like lithium, selenium, vanadium etc. and without any hazardous chemical contamination

 

·         Gas as a fuel should be preferred.

 

·         Oil must be low sulphur containing, else, lime scrubbing shall be done to reduce the SO2 emissions.

 

 

            The meeting ended with a vote of thanks to the Chair. The next meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) will be held on 25th - 26th March, 2011.

 

 

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LIST OF PARTICIPANTS IN 20th EAC-1  (INDUSTRY) MEETING (12th March, 2011)

 

Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) :

1.

Dr. T. S. Vijayaraghavan

Chairman

P

2.

Shri. Shiban Raina

Vice-Chairman

P

3.

Prof. Manju Mohan

Member

P

4.

Prof. Jayanta Bhattacharya

Member

A

5.

Prof. R.C. Gupta

Member

P

6.

Dr. R.M. Mathur

Member

P

7.

Dr. S. K. Dave

Member

P

8.

Prof. C. S. Dubey

Member

P

9.

Prof. Pradeep Kumar Garg

Member

P

10.

Dr. K. Sankar

Member

P

MOEF Officials  :

11.      Dr. P.L. Ahujarai

Scientist ‘F’ & Member Secretary (EAC-1)

12.      Shri Ramesh Motipalli

Scientist ‘C’

13.      Shri P.R. Sakhare

Research Officer

 

 

 

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AGENDA FOR THE 20th MEETING OF THE EXPERT APPRAISAL COMMITTEE (INDUSTRY-1) TO BE HELD ON 12th March, 2011

 

Venue:  623-Conference Room, 6th Floor, Ministry Of Environment & Forests, Paryavaran Bhavan, Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110 003

 

 TIME:   10.00 A.M.

 

20.0        Opening Remarks of the Chairman

 

20.1        Confirmation of the Minutes of the 19th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 22nd & 23rd February, 2011

 

20.2.0     Consideration of the Projects

 

Proposals for Environmental clearance

 

20.2.1   Proposed Cement Grinding plant of 200 TPD capacity at DAG no. 78-81,124-128 & 136-140, IID Growth Centre, Banderdewa, P.O. Pathali Pahar, District North Lakhimpur, Assam by M/s Purvanchal Infra and Industries Pvt. Limited- regarding Environmental Clearance

 

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

 

20.2.3     Expansion of Integrated Steel Plant by installing Sponge Iron Plant (2x200 TPD) along with Captive Power Plant (40 MW= WHRB - 4MW + AFBC - 36 MW) at Village Ankulapathuru & Udathavaripalem, Mandal Chillakuru, Sri Pottisriramlulu, District Nellore in Andhra Pradesh by M/s SBQ Steels Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

20.2.4     Expansion of Ferro Alloy Plant from 7,200 TPA to 13,200 TPA by installing a Submerged Arc Furnace (1x4 MVA, 30,000 TPA) at A-15, Sarua Industrial Estate, Post Sarua, District Khurda, Orissa by M/s Saumyaa Alloys Private Limited - regarding Reconsideration

 

Proposal for TORs

 

20.2.5     Integrated expansion of Mangrol Cement Plant (Clinker- 0.75 MMTPA to 3.45 MMTPA, Cement - 0.95 MMTPA to 3.45 MMTPA), Setting up of 13 MW WHRB and 35 MW coal based CPP and enhancement of limestone production capacity of existing limestone mine from 0.6 MMTPA to 1.6 MMTPA at Village Mangrol, Tehsil Nimbahera, District Chittorgarh in Rajasthan by M/s J K Cement Limited- regarding TORs

 

20.2.6     Proposed Ferro Alloys Plant (SEAF- 2x9 MVA, Pig Iron - 60,000 TPA, Fe-Mn- 20,000 TPA, Si-Mn- 20,000 TPA, Sintering Plant- 1,50,000 TPA, iron Ore Beneficiation- 2,50,000 TPA and Manganese Ore Beneficiation- 50,000 TPA) at Village Matwara, Tehsil Bahoriband, District Kathi in Madhya Pradesh by M/s Worldage Resources Pvt. Limited - regarding TORs

 

20.2.7   Expansion of Cement Plant from 2.5 MTPA to 8.25 MTPA and Captive Power Plant from 30 MW to 160 MW at Villages Sangem and Kallur, Taluk Chincholi, District Gulbarga in Karnataka by M/s Chettinad Cement Corporation Limited - regarding TORs

 

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

 

Any Other Item

 

20.2.9     Expansion of existing capacity of Steel cast Iron Foundry from 300 MTM to 2000 MTM at Plot no. A-1/2, MIDC, Butibori, Nagpur in Maharashtra by M/s Hindustan Udyog Limited (Formerly known as M/s Acc Nihon Casting Limited) – Amendment in Environmental Clearance

 

20.2.10  Setting up new expansion of existing Aluminium recycling  project (30,000 MTPA and above by Metal Recycling Association of India - Clarification regarding

 

 

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