MINUTES OF THE 21st MEETING OF THE EXPERT APPRAISAL COMMITTEE (INDUSTRY-1) HELD DURING 25th & 26th March, 2011 at  623 - Conference Room, 6th Floor, Ministry Of Environment & Forests, Paryavaran Bhavan, Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110 003.

 

 

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.

 

21.1        Confirmation of the Minutes of the 20th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 12th March, 2010

 

 

21.2.0     Consideration of the Projects

 

25th March, 2011

 

Proposals for Environmental clearance

 

21.2.1     Proposed Cement Grinding Unit of 200 TPD Capacity at Sy No: 417/2, 417/3, Gollapalli Village, Katpadi Taluk, Vellore District in Tamil Nadu by M/s Sri Kaarpaga Vinayagar Cements Pvt. Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and Team Labs and Consultants, 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 in the 13th  Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 26th - 28th August, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP reports. Public hearing was exempted as the project was categorized as B-2.

 

The Stand Alone Cement Grinding Units are listed at S. No. 3(b) under Category ‘B’ and should have been appraised by the SEIAA/SEAC at the State level.  As the unit is located within 1.5 km distance of interstate boundary, as per the general condition of EIA Notification, 2006, proposal has been appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) in the Ministry.

 

M/s. Sri Kaarpaga Vinayagar Cements Pvt. Ltd have proposed for Cement grinding unit  of 200 TPD Capacity at Sy No: 417/2, 417/3, Gollapalli Village, Katpadi taluk, Vellore District, Tamil Nadu. No forest land and R&R is involved. No national park / Wildlife Sanctuary and bio-sphere reserve is located within 10 km radius. Amudala RF (5.5 km - NE direction), Reddigunta RF (7.1 km - NW direction) and Chaseskonda RF (6.8 km - NW direction) are located within 10 km distance of the project site. The company has already acquired 1.21 ha of land of which 0.45 ha of the area will be brought under green belt. Capital cost of the project is Rs. 1.50 Crores has been earmarked towards the capital cost for environmental protection.

 

To control the particulate emissions, bag filters will be installed. All the raw material will be stored in the covered storage area. The total water requirement of 3.5m3/day will be met from the ground water source. No process effluent will be generated. Domestic effluent (1.3 KLD) will be sent to septic tank followed by soak pit. It is proposed to develop rain water harvesting structure to recharge the ground water. No solid waste would be generated from the cement plant. The cement dust collected in the pollution control devices is recycled back to the process. The waste oil (10lt/annum) will be provided tor registered recyclers. The total power requirement of 425 HP will be met from the State grid.

 

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

 

      i.        Continuous stack monitoring facilities to monitor gaseous emissions from all the stacks shall be provided. 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 Bangalore, Tamil Nadu State Pollution Control Board (TNSPCB) 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 shall 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 shall 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 shall be covered.  A closed clinker stockpile system shall be provided.  All conveyers shall 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 the critical areas prone to air pollution and having high levels of 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 shall be transported in the closed containers only and shall not be overloaded. Vehicular emissions should be regularly monitored.   

 

  vii.        Total water requirement for cement plant from bore wells shall not exceed 3.5m3/day. All the treated wastewater shall be recycled and reused in the process and/or for dust suppression and green belt development and other plant related activities etc. No process wastewater shall be discharged outside the factory premises and ‘zero’ discharge shall 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 mill dust, coal dust, clinker dust and cement dust from the pollution control devices shall be recycled and reused in the process for cement manufacturing.  Spent oil and batteries shall 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 corporate social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore. Implementation of such program shall be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

  xii.        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.

 

21.2.2     Cement Grinding Unit (1.6 MTPA) with Captive Power Plant (10 MW) at Village Kahalgaon, District Bhagalpur in Bihar by M/s Cement Manufacturing Company Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

            The project authorities and their consultant Shiva Test House, Patna 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 in the 9th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 7th -8th April, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP reports. Public hearing was exempted as per para 7 (i) III stage 3 (i) (e) of the EIA Notification, 2006 as the unit is categorized as ‘B-2’ category.

 

The Cement grinding units are listed at S.N. 3(b) under Category ‘B’ and appraised by the SEIAA / SEAC. As the proposal was received before the constitution of SEIAA/SEAC, Bihar, the proposal has been appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) in the Ministry.

        

 M/s Cement Manufacturing Company Ltd. have proposed for the Cement Grinding Unit (1.6 MTPA) with Captive Power Plant (10 MW) at Village Kahalgaon, District Bhagalpur, Bihar.  Total plant area is 60 acres of which 19.8 acres is earmarked for green belt development. About 90,750 TPA of coal will be required which will be purchased through e-auction till the coal linkage is granted by Ministry of Coal. No national park / wildlife sanctuary /reserve forest are located within 10 km radius. River Ganga flows at a distance of 3.5 km.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 248.97 Crores.  Rs. 4.85 Crores and Rs. 0.55 Crores/annum has been earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environment protection measures. No litigation/court case is pending against the project. 

 

            Clinker (8,58,330 TPA), coal (90, 750 TPA), gypsum (32, 010 TPA), fly ash (2,61,360 TPA) and blast furnace slag (4,48,140 TPPA) will be used a s raw material. The proposed project will be based on vertical roller mill technology. Power requirement of 8.7 MW will be met through CPP. However, for initial start and to meet minimum power requirement to keep the packing plant in operation during maintenance of CPP, sourcing of 2.0 MW power through 132 KV grid substation power through Bihar State Electricity Board is envisaged.

 

            Ambient air quality monitoring has been carried for PM 2.5, PM 10, SO2 and NOx. The values of these parameters are within prescribed standards. It is proposed to install pulse jet type bag filters at the raw material handling and finished good storage area to control the particulate emissions. ESP will be installed in power plant to control the particulate emissions below 50 mg/Nm3 and gases emissions will be dispersed through stack of 60 m height.  For dust suppression, regular water spraying will be carried.

 

Water requirement of 1,900m3/day will be met from the ground water source. No process effluent will be generated from the cement grinding unit. It is proposed to install air cooled condensers to minimize the water requirement. Cooling water system in the captive power plant will be operated in a closed cycle. The blow down water will be treated in the neutralizing pit. The treated effluent will be used for cooling, dust suppression and green belt development. Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  The domestic effluent will be treated in sewage treatment plant (STP).  No effluent will be discharged outside the plant premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted. It is proposed to collect the rain water from the roof tops through the rain water harvesting structures to recharge the ground water

  

            Fly ash and bottom ash will be used in cement grinding unit.  Sewage sludge will be periodically removed, disinfected and utilized as manure for green belt development.

 

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

 

      i.        Continuous stack monitoring facilities to monitor gaseous emissions from all the stacks shall be provided. Particulate emissions shall be controlled within 50 mg/Nm3 by installing adequate air pollution control system viz.  ESP, 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, Bihar State Pollution Control Board (BPCB) 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 shall 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 shall 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 shall be covered.  A closed clinker stockpile system shall be provided.  All conveyers shall 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 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 shall be transported in the closed containers only and shall not be overloaded. Vehicular emissions should be regularly monitored.   

 

  vii.        Total water requirement for cement plant from bore wells shall not exceed 1900m3/day. Permission to draw water from the competent authority shall be obtained. Air cooled condensers for the boilers in the captive power plant shall be installed. All the treated wastewater shall be recycled and reused in the process and/or for dust suppression and green belt development and other plant related activities etc. No process wastewater shall be discharged outside the factory premises and ‘zero’ discharge shall 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 water requirement for two months. 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 shall be recycled and reused in the process used for cement manufacturing.  Spent oil and batteries shall 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 corporate social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar. Implementation of such program shall be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

  xii.        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.

 

21.2.3     Expansion of the Cement Plant [Cement from 4.2 MTPA to 8.7 MTPA; Clinker from 4.7 to 9.0 MTPA], Captive Power Plant (58.2 to 190 MW) and Captive Limestone Mines from 6.7 MTPA to 13.4 MTPA at Aditya Nagar, P.O Malkhed Road, District Gulbarga, Karnataka by M/s Rajashree Cement - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s J.M. EnviroNet Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded in the 9th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 7th -8th April, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP reports.

Public hearing for the project was held on 23rd February, 2011. The issues raised during the public hearing were regarding controlled blasting. Measures for control of dust emissions, adoption of best available technology, independent health survey in the area, plantation of trees, construction of roads, provision of water, community health centre, assistance to the blind school etc. All the above issues were addressed and incorporated in the final EIA / EMP report.

 

All the Cement, Captive Power Plant and Limestone mines are listed at S.N. 3(a) under 4(b) respectively under Category ‘A’ and appraised at the Central level. 

 

            M/s Rajashree Cement have proposed for the expansion of the Cement Plant (Cement from 4.2 MTPA to 8.7 MTPA; Clinker from 4.7 to 9.0 MTPA, Captive Power Plant  from 58.2 to 190 MW including 15 MW of WHRB and Captive Limestone Mines from 6.7 MTPA to 13.4 MTPA, 733.82 ha.) at Village Malkhed, Hanganahli, Udgi & Diggaon, Aditya Nagar, Taluka Sedam, P.O. Malkhed Road, District Gulbarga, Karnataka. A DG set of 5.8 MW has already been installed. The total area for the cement plant and captive power plant is 453.00 ha, 733.82 ha for mine and total area is 1186.82 ha for expansion of clinker production (4 MTPA to 4.7 MTPA) vide letter dated march 13, 2008 and its compliance report is submitted.  A copy of environment clearance accorded for limestone mine accorded vide letter dated July 06, 2007 and its compliance report is also submitted.   PAs further informed to the Committee that Unit I, Unit II and Unit III of the cement plant have been commissioned in 1984, 1990 and 1993 respectively. A copy of Consent to Operate accorded by Karnataka State Pollution Control Board vide dated 1st September, 2009, Consent to Establish accorded vide dated 16th March, 2007 and it compliance report has been furnished. No rehabilitation and resettlement is involved in the project. No reserve forest is located within 10 km.  Kagina River flows at a distance of 6 km.  Mine site is located within 2 km distance of the cement plant. No national park, wild life sanctuary and reserve forest are located within 15 km. radius.  Nearest village & towns are at 2-8 km.  Project site falls in seismic zone-2. Total cost of the project is Rs. 3,000.00 Crores.  Rs. 300.00 Crores is earmarked towards environment protection measures. Rs. 15.00 Crores is earmarked towards recurring cost/annum. No litigation/court case is pending against the project. 

 

Details of existing and proposed capacity of plant:

 

Unit

Existing

Production

Proposed

Expansion

Production after

expansion

Clinker production

4.7 MTPA

4.3 MTPA

9.0 MTPA

Cement Production

4.2 MTPA

4.5 MTPA

8.7 MTPA

Captive Power Plant

58.2 MTPA

131.8 MTPA

(including 15 MW of WHRB)

190 MTPA

DG Set (MW)

5.8

-

-

Limestone mine

6.7 MTPA

6.7 MTPA

13.4 MTPA

          

Limestone (13.4 MTPA), laterite/bauxite (0.88 MTPA), coal (2.55 MTPA), chemicals gypsum (0.20 MTPA) and fly ash (2.05 MTPA) will be used as raw materials. PPC will be manufactured using fly ash from CPP. Fuel supply agreement between M/s The Singareni Collieries Limited and M/s Grasim Industries Limited to meet the coal requirement from Indaram Opencast Project has been submitted.

 

Open cast mechanized method of mining will be adopted. The top soil will be removed and used for green belt development.  The limestone bench of 10 m height will be drilled and blasted.  The overall pit slope will be kept at 450.  Blasted limestone will be transported by tippers to the crushers.

 

The Committee noted that land requirement at the time of prescribing TORs project was 1186 ha. However, at the stage of environmental clearance, requirement has been projected as 1358.94 ha. Area for the cement plant and CPP has been increased which is deviation from the TORs. The Committee expressed its displeasure that additional land has been acquired. The Committee advised the proponent to redraw the plant boundary, revise the lay out and the area of the plant be restricted to what has been mentioned at the time of prescription of TOR. The proponent have submitted the revised lay out plan by restricting the plant area which was mentioned at the time of TOR.

 

            High efficiency ESP, bag house, bag filters will be installed to mitigate particulate emissions within 50 mg/Nm3.  Proper stack height will be provided as per CPCB guidelines. Fly ash will be stored in silos and closed shed. Dust suppression and extraction system with bag filters and atomized water sprinklers will be provided to prevent fugitive dust emissions at limestone and coal uploading hopper and handling area.

 

            The Committee noted that in the three existing line, the company is complying with the prescribed standards of 150mg/Nm3. The Committee advised that the company shall submit an action plan to mitigate the particulate emissions below 100 mg/Nm3.

 

Water requirement of 14,817m3/day will be met from River Kagina and mine sump. Permission to draw water has been obtained 14,317m3/day (as per submitted document water requirement will be 14,817 KLD). The waste water from the CPP will be recycled back to the process and used for cooling and dust suppression.   Domestic effluent will be treated in the sewage treatment plant and treated effluent will be used for green belt and dust suppression in the mines.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted. Excavated mine pits will be used for rain water harvesting. Rain water harvesting structures will be constructed in plant and colony area. 

 

            No solid waste will be generated from the cement manufacturing process. Dust collected from the air pollution control equipments will be recycled in process. Fly ash will be used for manufacturing PPC cement.  Sludge from STP will be used as manure for green belt. Overburden will be used for bund formation and horticulture as per approved mining plan.  No mine waste will be generated.  Process dust/spillages will be recycled.  STP sludge will be used as manure for horticulture purpose.  Waste/used/spent oil and used batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers/re-processors.

  

            Out of 625.12 ha of plant and colony area, 100.12 ha has already been developed under green belt. It is proposed to bring 33% of total area under green belt.

 

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

 

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

 

ii).           The gaseous and particulate matter emissions from various units shall conform to the standards prescribed by the Karnataka Pollution Control Board. At no time, particulate emissions from the cement plant including kiln, coal mill, cement mill, cooler and captive power plant (CPP) shall not exceed 50 mg/Nm3. The company shall control particulate emissions below 100 mg/Nm3 in the existing three lines in a time bound manner for which action plan shall be submitted to Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore.

 

iii).          Continuous on-line monitors for particulate emissions shall be installed. Pyrites, fluoride and Hg emissions shall be monitored.  Interlocking facility shall be provided in the pollution control equipment so that in the event of the pollution control equipment not working, the respective unit (s) is shut down automatically.

 

iv).          Data on ambient air quality (PM10, S02, NOx) shall be regularly submitted to the Ministry including its Regional office located at Bangalore and the State Pollution Control Board / Central Pollution Control Board once in six months.  The critical parameters such as PM10, NOx in the ambient air within the impact zone, peak particle velocity at 300m distance or within the nearest habitation, whichever is closer shall be monitored periodically. Further, quality of discharged water shall also be monitored [(TDS, DO, pH) and total Suspended solids (TSS)]. The monitored data shall be uploaded on the website of the company as well as displayed on a display board at the project site at a suitable location near the main gate of the company in public domain.  

 

v).           The Company shall install low NOx burner with Kiln/calciner for control of NOx emissions below 400 mg/Nm3.

 

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

 

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

 

viii).        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 shall be transported in the closed containers only and shall not be overloaded.  Vehicular emissions should be regularly monitored.

 

ix).          Fly ash shall be utilized as per the provisions of Fly Ash Notification, 1999, subsequently amended in 2009. Fly ash shall be stored in ash silo and 100% used in the cement manufacturing.

 

x).           The company shall make the efforts to utilize the high calorific hazardous waste in the cement kiln and necessary provisions shall be made accordingly. The company shall keep the record of the waste utilized and shall submit the details to ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore, CPCB and SPCB.

 

xi).          Rainwater harvesting measures shall be adopted for the augmentation of ground water at cement plant, colony including check dams at 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 from the ground water. An action plan shall be submitted to Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore within 3 months from date of issue of this letter. 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 shall be met from other sources.

 

xii).         Total requirement shall not exceed 14,817m3/day. The water stored in the artificial reservoir made in the mine pit shall be used maximum to reduce ground water consumption. No effluent should be discharged from the mine to any water body or nearby river.

 

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

 

xiv).       The project proponent shall ensure that no natural water course shall be obstructed due to any mining and plant operations. The company shall make the plan for protection of the natural water course passing through the plant and mine area premises and submit to the ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore.

 

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

 

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

 

xvii).      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 shall be utilized for watering the mine area, roads, green belt development etc. The drains shall be regularly desilted, particularly after monsoon, and maintained properly.

 

xviii).     Garland drain of appropriate size, gradient and length shall be constructed for both mine pit and inter burden dumps and sump capacity shall 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 shall also provide adequate retention period to allow proper settling of silt material. Sedimentation pits shall be constructed at the corners of the garland drains and desilted at regular intervals.

 

xix).       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 shall be based on the rain fall data.

 

xx).        Regular monitoring of ground water level and quality shall 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 shall 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 Bangalore, Central Ground Water Authority and Central Ground Water Board.

 

xxi).       Wet drilling sequential and controlled blasting method and provision for the control air emissions during blasting using dust collectors etc. shall be used. The mitigative measures for control of ground vibrations and to arrest fly rocks and boulders shall be implemented.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxv).     All the recommendations of the Corporate Responsibility or Environmental Protection (CREP) for the cement plants shall be strictly followed.

 

xxvi).    Vehicular emissions shall be kept under control and regularly monitored. Measures shall be taken for maintenance of vehicles used in mining operations and in transportation of mineral. The vehicles shall be covered with a tarpaulin and shall not be overloaded.

 

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

 

xxviii).  Final Mine Closure Plan along with details of Corpus Fund shall be submitted to the Ministry of Environment & Forests 5 years in advance of final mine closure, for approval.

 

xxix).    The company shall comply with the commitments made during public hearing held on 23rd February, 2011 and a separate budget for implementing the same shall be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore.

 

xxx).     At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan shall 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.

 

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

 

21.2.4     Proposed project for manufacturing of manmade fiber - Partially Oriented Yarn (POY) @ 1200 TPD & Fully Drawn Yarn (FDY) @ 600 TPD through Continuous polymerization process  and 30 MW CPP at Industrial Zone, Village Naroli, Silvassa, U.T. of D & NH by M/s Bhilosa Industries Pvt. Limited – regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s Precitech Laboratories, Vapi, 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 in the 16th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 25th - 27th October, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP reports. Public hearing in this case is not required as the unit is located in the notified industrial area.

 

The activity regarding manmade fibre is listed at Sl. No. 5 (d) of EIA Notification, 2006. This is a ‘B’ category project. However, as per the general condition of the EIA notification, 2006, the proposal has been appraised at the Centre as it is located within 10 km distance of interstate boundary.

 

M/s Bhilosa Industries Pvt. Limited have proposed for manufacturing of manmade fiber - Partially Oriented Yarn (POY) @ 1200 TPD & Fully Drawn Yarn (FDY) @ 600 TPD through Continuous polymerization process from raw materials such as PTA + MEG and 30 MW captive gas based power plant at Industrial Zone, Village Naroli, Silvassa, U.T. of D & NH. 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 4 km from the project site. The project does not fall in 100 m buffer zone boundary of Dadra and Nagar Haveli Wildlife Sanctuary. Comments from the Deputy Conservator of Forests were also obtained. Vide his letter no. 7-2/FD/WL/2011/128 dated 01.04.2011, it is informed that the location of the project which is proposed to be setup in village Naroli, Silvasa  does not fall within boundries of the Dadra & Nagra Haveli Wildlife Sanctuary. Further, the survey numbers of the land where the project is proposed to be setup, does not fall within 100 m distance from boundry of Dadra & Nagar Haveli Sanctuary, which has been declared as eco-sensitive zone by UT Administration of Dadra & Nagar Haveli.  It is further, mentioned that the proposed plant will not have any significant impact on the Dadra and Nagar Haveli wildlife sanctuary, Silvassa. River Damanganga flows at a distance of 6.48 km and tributaries of Damanganga flow at a distance of 1.76 km. Patches of RF are located at a distance of 4-5 km. The total plot area of the unit is 2,68,611m2, out of which 27,300 m2 will be earmarked for green belt area. The total project cost for proposed activity will be Rs. 401.40 Crores. Rs. 6.8 Crores and Rs. 9.8 Lakhs will be earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost/month for EHS system. 

 

The details of the products along with production capacity are as given below:

 

Sr. No.

Name of the Products

Quantity

1.

Partially Oriented Yarn (POY)

 

1200 MT/Day

 

2.

Fully Drawn Yarn (FDY)

 

600 MT/Day

 

 

3.

Power Generation through Captive Gas Fired Power Engine (7.5 MW – 4 Nos each)

30 MW

 

 

There will be no process gas emissions due to proposed project. The company proposes to install 1 no of Steam boiler of 4 MT/Hr capacity, 6 Nos of Thermic Fluid Heater having capacity of 12 M K.cal/Hr. and Gas Fired Power Engine (4 Nos) of 7.5 MW capacity. The company will provide adequate chimney height to the utilities in order to control the utility emissions.

 

The total fresh water requirement will be 2723m3/day will be met from the Daman Ganga Canal Distributary. The water will be sourced from Canal/Bore well. The total waste water generation will be 427m3/day. The industrial waste water (367m3/day) from process, utility & washing and will be treated in the effluent treatment plant for primary, secondary & tertiary treatment. The treated effluent will be recycled back as cooling tower make-up. The cooling water blow down will be utilized for gardening/plantation purpose. Hence, there will be no discharge of treated effluent. The domestic waste water (8 KLD) generated will be disposed through Soak pit / Septic tank.

 

The hazardous wastes generated from process, ETP, machinery and raw material consumption will be stored separately in a designated storage area. The company will send its ETP waste to the TSDF site of GEPIL, Silvassa for final disposal. Polymer waste from process will be sold to actual users. Used oil from machinery will be sold to registered recycler/re-processor. Empty drums and bags will be sold to authorized re-conditioner & authorized scrap vendor.

 

The Committee after detailed deliberation recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to stipulation of following specific conditions:

 

  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.

 

     ii.        The total water requirement shall not exceed 2723 m3/day and permission shall be obtained to draw the water from the Competent Authority. The effluent after treatment shall be used for green belt. The domestic effluent shall be discharged to septic tank followed by soak pit.

 

  1. The wet scrubber shall be installed to scrub the VOC emissions from the process. The company shall upload the status of compliance of the stipulated environmental   clearance conditions, including results of monitored data on its website and shall update the same periodically. It shall simultaneously be sent to the Regional office of MOEF, the respective Zonal office of CPCB and the State Pollution Control Board.  The levels of RSPM, SO2, NOx, VOC (ambient levels) shall be monitored and displayed at a convenient location near the main gate of the company and at important public places.

 

   iv.        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.

 

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

 

   vi.        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.

 

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

 

  1. 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.

 

21.2.5     Proposed 2x9 MVA Ferro Alloy Plant (Fe-Si: 12,780 TPA or Si-Mn: 28,620 TPA or Fe- Mn: 37,080 TPA) at Village Taraimal, Tehsil Tamnar, District Raigarh in Chhattisgarh by M/s Sumit Ispat Private Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

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

 

Public hearing for the project was held on 26th November, 2010. The issues raised during the public hearing were regarding socio economic and educational development of local villagers, measures to prevent pollution of ponds in the nearby villagers and impact on agriculture and forests, source of coal and raw material etc. All the above issues were addressed and incorporated in the final EIA / EMP report.

 

The Ferro Alloy Plants are listed at S.N. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgy Industries under Category ‘A’ and appraised at the Central level. 

 

            M/s Sumit Ispat Private Limited have proposed for the Ferro Alloy Plant (2x9MVA; 30,000 TPA) at Village Taraimal, Tehsil Tamnar, District Raigarh, Chhattisgarh. No ferro-chrome will be manufactured. Total land acquired is 14.2 acres. An area of 5 acres has been earmarked for green belt development. No rehabilitation and resettlement is involved. No national park and wild life sanctuary is located within 10 km radius. Three reserve forests (RF) viz. Taraimal RF, Samaruma RF, Urdana RF and seven  Protected Forests namely Amaghat PF, Pajhar PF, Punjipathara PF, Lakha PF, Dungapani PF, Barkachhar PF and Kharidungri PF are located within 10 KM radius of the project site. Permission from the State Forest Department regarding the impact of the proposed plant on the surrounding reserve forests vide letter no. 430 / 2010 Garghoda dated 8th April, 2010 has been obtained. It is mentioned that due to installation of ESP and bag filters, there will be no impact on the surrounding forest and there is no elephant corridor and tiger reserve. Manganese ore, quartz, coke, electrode paste and manganese slag will be used as raw materials. The pet coke will be purchased from the local market. Total cost of the project is Rs. 25.00 Crores.  Rs 4.04 Crore and Rs. 41.00 Lakhs are earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum respectively for environmental pollution control measures.   

 

Fume extraction and cleaning system with bag filters will be provided to control particulate emissions below 50mg/Nm3 from furnace. The fugitive emissions from the submerged electric arc furnaces through hoods and fume extraction system comprising of bag filters. The emission will be dispersed through stack of 30 m height. Dust emissions will be controlled by water spraying generated due to vehicular movement. 

 

Water requirement of 45m3/day will be met from the ground water source. Permission to draw water from the Central Ground Water Authority vide letter no. 21-4(82)/ CGWA/ NCCR/2010-196 dated 3.05.2010 has been obtained.  No effluent will be generated from the ferro alloy plant due to adoption of closed circuit cooling system. The treated effluent will be used for dust suppression and green belt development. Service water will be passed through oil separator to remove oil content in the effluent.  Sanitary waste water will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted. Rain water harvesting through recharge pits, trenches, dug wells, hand pumps and recharge shafts will be carried to recharge the ground water.

 

            Ferro-Manganese slag will be used as raw material for manufacture of Silico-Manganese. Slag from Silico-Manganese will be provided to brick manufacturers. Ferro - silicon slag will be used in cast iron foundries.  Waste / used / spent oil and used batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers / re-processors. 

 

             Out of 5.7 ha of plant area, 1.92 ha will be used for green belt development. Ambient noise levels will be in accordance with MoEF notification dated 14th February, 2000 i.e. noise level < 75 dB (A) during day time and <70 dB(A) during night time. Power requirement will be 18 MW and sourced from Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board grid. The company has proposed to undertake measures for occupational health and safety hazards.

 

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

 

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

 

ii.           Continuous monitoring facilities for all the stacks and sufficient air pollution control equipments viz. fume extraction system with bag filters, I D fan and stack of adequate height to submerged arc furnace shall be provided to control particulate emissions below 50 mg/Nm3. At no time, the emission level shall go beyond the prescribed standards. Interlocking facilities shall be provided so that process can be automatically stopped in case emission level exceeds the limit. 

 

iii.          Ambient air quality monitoring stations shall be set up as per statutory requirement in consultation with the Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board. Ambient air quality including ambient noise levels shall not exceed the standards stipulated under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 or by the State authorities.  The instruments used for ambient air quality monitoring shall be calibrated time to time.

 

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

 

v.          The project proponent shall upload the status of compliance of the stipulated environment clearance conditions, including results of monitored data on their website and shall update the same periodically.  It shall simultaneously be sent to the Regional Office of the MOEF, the respective Zonal Office of CPCB and the SPCB.  The criteria pollutant levels namely; PM 10,  SO2, NOx (ambient levels as well as stack emissions) or critical sectoral parameters, indicated for the projects shall be monitored and displayed at a convenient location near the main gate of the company in the public domain. 

 

vi.         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.

 

vii.        In-plant control measures for checking fugitive emissions from all the vulnerable sources shall be provided. Highly efficient bag filters shall be provided at all material transfer points. Dust suppression system like water spraying shall be provided at unloading and raw material handling areas, storage yards, to control fugitive dust emissions to meet the CECB norms. 

 

viii.       Total water requirement shall not exceed 45m3/day.  The wastewater from all the sources shall be collected and treated and treated wastewater shall be recycled/ reused in the process and/or used for dust suppression and green belt development. No process water shall be discharged outside the premises and zero discharge shall be strictly followed.

 

ix.         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.

 

x.          Regular monitoring of influent and effluent surface, sub-surface and ground water should be ensured and treated wastewater shall meet the norms prescribed by the State Pollution Control Board or described under the E (P) 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 Bhopal, CECB and CPCB.

 

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

 

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

 

xiii.       No Ferro chrome shall be manufactured without prior approval of the Ministry.

 

xiv.       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 shall be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal, SPCB and CPCB.

 

xv.        Green belt shall be developed in 33% of plant area in and around the plant premises to mitigate the effects of fugitive emissions all around the plant as per the CPCB guidelines in consultation with DFO.

 

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

 

xvii.      Recommendations made in the Charter on Corporate Responsibility for Environment Protection (CREP) for the Ferro Alloy Units shall be strictly implemented.

 

xviii.     At least 5 % of the total cost of the project shall be earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility and item-wise details alongwith 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.

 

xix.       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.

 

21.2.6     Sponge Iron Plant (1,20,000 TPA, 2x200 TPD) along with 16 MW Captive Power Plant  (WHRB - 8 MW & AFBC - 8 MW) at Village Thirumalaiyampalayam, Coimbatore South Taluk, District Coimbatore in Tamilnadu by M/s Raja Sponge Iron and Energy Private Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant Vimta Labs, Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded in the 4th  Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 26th - 27th October, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP reports.

 

Public hearing for the project was held on 29th September, 2010. The issues raised during the meeting were regarding impact of water drawl on ground water, provision of employment to the local people, drainage facility, solid waste disposal, control of dust pollution etc. All the above issues were addressed and incorporated in the final EIA / EMP report.

 

The Sponge Iron Plants (> 200 TPD) are listed at S.N. 3(a), under Primary Metallurgy Industries under Category ‘A’ and are appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee in the Ministry. 

 

M/s Raja Sponge Iron & Energy Pvt. Ltd. have proposed for Sponge Iron Plant (1,20,000 TPA, 2x200 TPD) alongwith Captive Power Plant (16 MW), WHRB - 8 MW, AFBC - 8 MW) at SG Nos. 122/1A, 123/2, 126, 126/1, 2 B, 3, 127/1 & 128/2, Village Thirumalayampalayam, near Madukkarai, Taluk Coimbatore South, District Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Total land area required for the project is 54.97 acres of which 18.35 acres has been earmarked for green belt. No R & R is involved. Bolampatti RF (2.5 km, NNW) and Valayar RF (10 km. W) are located within 10 km radius of the project site. NOC from the PCCF vide letter dated 22.06.2010 has been obtained. Walayar River, Noyal River and Walayar Reservoir are located at 10 km., 12 km. and 8 km distance respectively from the project site. No national park / wildlife sanctuary / bio-square reserve is located within 10 km distance. Total cost of the project is Rs. 153.00 Crores.  Rs. 5.07 Crores and Rs. 1.0 Crores will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost / annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

            Iron ore (2,40,000 TPA) from mines of Bellary/Hospet, dolomite (400 TPA) from local market, coal (1,44,000 MTPA) for sponge iron and 37,740 TPA for power plant from Singharani Coal fields, imported coal from South Africa and Indonesia (1,44,000 MTPA) and char (30, 940 TPA) will be used as raw material. Waste gases will be used in power generation.      

 

To control the particulate emissions, ESP will be provided to the AFBC boiler. Efforts will be made to control emissions within 50 mg/Nm3. Bag filters will be provided at all the transfer points. Water spraying system will be provided at coal yard, unloading of truck tipplers.  Bag filter will be provided to coal circuit, iron ore circuit, stock house, kiln cooler tower, cooler discharge product separation in storage buildings.  Dust emissions from crushing and screening will be controlled by watering, windscreens, hooding and ducting. Suitable dust suppression and extraction methods will be provided to raw material handling, loading and unloading and transfer points.

 

Total water requirement of 46m3/hr will be met from the Bhabani River water scheme by Tamil Nadu Water Authority Department (TWAD). Power requirement of 4.6 MW will be met from the captive power plant.  Acidic and alkaline effluent from cation and anion units of de-mineralized (DM) Plant will be neutralized in neutralization tank. Boiler blow down will be neutralized in the neutralization tank before mixing with other effluent streams. After neutralization, these two effluents will be mixed with cooling tower blow down in a re-circulation tank.  The treated effluent will be recycled / reused in the process and also for ash conditioning, dust suppression and green belt development. Service water will be passed through oil separator to remove oil content in the effluent. The sewage will be treated in sewage treatment plant (STP) and treated sewage water will be used for green belt development.  No effluent will be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge will be adopted.

 

Char will be used as fuel in the AFBC boiler.  Solid waste from STP will be used as manure within the plant premises. Fly ash and bottom ash will be sold to brick / cement manufacturers and for road embankment. Kiln accretion will be used as base material for road construction. ESP dust will be given to cement / brick industries. Fines from separator system will be recycled. Iron ore fines from iron ore screening circuit, bag filters and vibrating screen will be reused in the pellet plant. Coal fines from the coal crushing and screening circuit will be recycled as fuel in the power plant. Bag filter dust will be recycled to DRI plant. The oily sludge and waste oil will be provided to authorized users/recyclers.

 

The Committee discussed the project in detail and noted that information is required regarding mitigation of NOx emission, existing stack emission data, hydro geology report etc.

 

The Committee sought the following additional information and deferred the project for reconsideration:

 

i.      Photographs of the existing plant area where rolling mill is located.

ii.     Revised lay out of the plant indicating the green belt all around the plan`.

iii.    Plan for mitigation of SO2 and NOx emissions.

iv.   Stack emission data of the existing rolling mill.

v.    Characteristics of the raw material in RSPM rather than percentage.

vi.   Ground water analysis with bore well data, letho logs, draw down and recovery test to quantify the area and volume of aquifer and its management.

vii.  Ground water modeling showing the path ways of pollutants.

viii. Commitment that no ground water shall be used during the construction and operation of the plant

ix.   Details regarding solid waste management plan.

x.    Details regarding disaster management plan.

xi.   Trend of health patterns of people / workers.

 

 

21.2.7     Ferro Alloy Plant (0.50 MTPA) and Captive Power Plant (2x130 MW) at Bodundakalan Industrial Area, Tehsil Kiranpur, District Balaghat in Madhya Pradesh by M/s Rashmi Cements Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant EMTRC Consultants Pvt. Limited, 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 in the 93rd Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 15th - 16th April, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP reports.

 

Public hearing is not required as the unit is located in the notified Bodundakalan Industrial area as per section (iii), Stage (3), Para (i) (b) of EIA Notification, 2006.

 

 The Ferro Alloy plants are listed at S.N. 3(a), under Primary Metallurgy Industries under Category ‘A’ are appraised at the Central level.

 

The proponent informed that Committee that they have planned to implement only part of the project due to financial and other constrains. They plan to establish 0.5 MTPA of ferro alloy plant and 2x130 CPP. The remaining units namely DRI Plant, blast furnace, Sinter plant, Coke oven, SMS, Rolling Mill and lime plants will be established later.

 

            M/s Rashmi Cements Ltd. have proposed for Integrated Steel Plant (1.20 MTPA) alongwith Ferro Alloy Plant (0.50 MTPA) Captive Power Plant (645 MW) and Associated facilities at Khasra No. 367, 412, 413, 420, 464, 329, 426, 459, 463, 362, 366, 391, 427 & 409 of Village Bodudakalan and Khasra No. 501/8 & 501/9 of Village Khara, Bodundakalan Industrial Area, Tehsil Kiranpur District Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh.  Total project area is 242.06 acres of which 80 acres will be under green belt. No national park and wild life sanctuary is located within 15 km of the project site, but Kera and Mangijhari PF fall within 10 km radius of the project site. The coal requirement of 1.1 MTPA will be met trough e-auction from Western Coalfields Limited. Total cost of the project is Rs. 1300 Crores of which 12.7 crores has been earmarked for CSR activities. Rs. 180.00 Crores and Rs. 18.00 Crores will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost / annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

            High efficiency ESP and bag house will be provided to control emissions within 50mg/Nm3.  Fume extraction system to control fugitive dust and fumes from the submerged arc furnaces will be installed. Adequate water sprinkling devices, closed conveyors and bag houses will be provided to reduce fugitive emissions. 

 

Make-up water requirement will be 710 k/hr. Permission to draw 7000m3/day of water from Wainganga and 5000m3/day from Bag River has been obtained. About 70m3/hr of waste water will be generated. The wastewater will be treated in Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) and 100% reused for ash handling, dust suppression and green belt development. No effluent will be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge will be adopted. It is proposed to construct water reservoir to collect the run out from the catchment area for use during the summer season.

 

The slag and dust from the ferro alloy plant will be used in bricks manufacturing and construction materials. Fly ash and bottom ash will be used for cement and brick manufacturing, aggregates and road construction.

 

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

 

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

 

ii.           Continuous monitoring facilities for all the stacks and sufficient air pollution control equipments viz. fume extraction system with bag filters, I D fan and stack of adequate height to submerged arc furnace shall be provided to control particulate emissions below 50 mg/Nm3. At no time, the emission level shall go beyond the prescribed standards. Interlocking facilities shall be provided so that process can be automatically stopped in case emission level exceeds the limit. 

 

iii.          Ambient air quality monitoring stations shall be set up as per statutory requirement in consultation with the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board. Ambient air quality including ambient noise levels shall not exceed the standards stipulated under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 or by the State authorities.  The instruments used for ambient air quality monitoring shall be calibrated time to time.

 

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

 

v.          The project proponent shall upload the status of compliance of the stipulated environment clearance conditions, including results of monitored data on their website and shall update the same periodically.  It shall simultaneously be sent to the Regional Office of the MOEF, the respective Zonal Office of CPCB and the SPCB.  The criteria pollutant levels namely; PM 10,  SO2, NOx (ambient levels as well as stack emissions) or critical sectoral parameters, indicated for the projects shall be monitored and displayed at a convenient location near the main gate of the company in the public domain. 

 

vi.         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.

 

vii.        In-plant control measures for checking fugitive emissions from all the vulnerable sources shall be provided. Highly efficient bag filters shall be provided at all material transfer points. Dust suppression system like water spraying shall be provided at unloading and raw material handling areas, storage yards, to control fugitive dust emissions to meet the CECB norms. 

 

viii.       Total water requirement shall not exceed 710m3/hr.  The wastewater from all the sources shall be collected and treated and treated wastewater shall be recycled/ reused in the process and/or used for dust suppression and green belt development. No process water shall be discharged outside the premises and zero discharge shall be strictly followed.

 

ix.         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.

 

x.          Regular monitoring of influent and effluent surface, sub-surface and ground water should be ensured and treated wastewater shall 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 Bhopal, CECB and CPCB.

 

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

 

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

 

xiii.       No Ferro chrome shall be manufactured without prior approval of the Ministry.

 

xiv.       Fly ash utilization from the CPP shall be as per the Fly Ash Utilization Notification, 2009.

 

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

 

xvi.       Green belt shall be developed in 33% of plant area in and around the plant premises to mitigate the effects of fugitive emissions all around the plant as per the CPCB guidelines in consultation with DFO.

 

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

 

xviii.     Recommendations made in the Charter on Corporate Responsibility for Environment Protection (CREP) for the Ferro Alloy Units shall be strictly implemented.

 

xix.       At least 5 % of the total cost of the project shall be earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility and item-wise details alongwith 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.

 

xx.        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.

 

Proposal for TORs

 

21.2.8     Proposed Asbestos Cement Products manufacturing unit at Plot no. 405, GIDC Estate, Dhokla, District Ahmedabad in Gujarat by M/s Bhakti Associate - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s Consulting Engineers Group Ltd., Jaipur in Rajasthan gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft Term of References for the preparation of EIA/EMP.  The Asbestos Cement Pipes Units are listed at S.N. 4(c) under Category ‘A’ and are appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) in the Ministry. 

 

M/s Bhakti Associates have proposed Asbestos cement pipes and couplings manufacturing unit at Plot No. 405, GIDC Estate, Dholka, Ahmedabad in Gujarat. The capacity of the proposed project is 3,600 MTPA. The proposed site is situated on Dholka - Nadiad state highway. Nearest railway station is Dholka at about 4 Kms west of the proposed unit. Raw materials required are Chrysotile (White Asbestos), cement and fly ash. Total land area is 2444 m2. Total cost of the project is Rs. 80 lakhs.

 

The palletized compact bags of asbestos fibres will be emptied in an enclosed automatic debagging device. The shredded bags will be sent to fibre mill.  There will be no manual handling/opening of asbestos fiber bags. The company will install fully automatic asbestos fiber debagging system before commissioning the unit. 

 

To control the particulate emissions, it is proposed to install bag filters to cement & ash silos and dust collector will be attached to the fibre bag opening machine to arrest dust during loading and unloading. Power Supply shall be obtained from State Electricity Board, Gujarat. Total water requirement of 6m3/day will be met from the Water Supply and Sewerage Board, Gujarat. Tanks of adequate capacity will be developed for the collection and settlement of liquid effluent. Supernatant liquid will be recycled for making fresh slurry. Zero discharge will be adopted.  Domestic effluent will be disposed of through septic tank and soak pit. Solid waste after pulverization will be recycled in the process as raw material.  

 

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 copy of Gazette Notification for the notified Industrial Area.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17   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.),

18   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.

19   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.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

25   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.

26   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.

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

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

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

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

31   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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

38   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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

            It was decided that ‘TORs’ prescribed by the Expert  Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. The EIA/EMP report shall be submitted to the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance. Public hearing has been exempted as the unit is located in the Notified Industrial Area.

           

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

 

21.2.9     Proposed 6000 TPA Low & Medium Carbon Ferro Alloys Project at Adityapur Industrial Area, Jamshedpur, District Saraikela Kharsawam in Jharkhand by M/s Jamshedpur Minerals & Chemicals - regarding TORs

 

The project proponent requested to consider their proposal in the next meeting and hence the proposal was deferred for next meeting.

 

21.2.10    Proposed expansion of 1.2 MTPA Pellet Plant with addition of 0.1 MTPA Integrated Steel Plant at Matkambeda Industrial Estate, Tehsil Barbil, District Keonjhar, Orissa by M/s Arya Iron & Steel Company Pvt. Limited (AISCO) - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s M/s S S Environics (India) Pvt. Ltd., Bhubaneswar, Orissa 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.  The Steel Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) as Primary Metallurgical Industries under category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s Arya Iron and Steel Company Pvt. Ltd. (AISCO)  have proposed for the expansion of existing pellet plant of 1.2 MTPA capacity with addition of 0.1 MTPA Integrated Steel Plant at Matkambeda Industrial Estate, Tehsil-Barbil, District Keonjhar, Orissa.  The unit is located in the Notified Industrial Area. The expansion will be carried in the existing plant area of 55.49 acres. No additional land is required. Green belt will be developed in 17.9 acres of plant area. No national Park/wild life sanctuary/ Biosphere sanctuaries is located within 10 km radius of the project site. Total cost of the project is Rs. 90 Crores. Rs. 2.45 Crores and Rs. 49.06 Lakhs will be earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures. 

 

Raw materials required will be Iron Ore Fines (145000 TPA), Anthracite Coal (35000 TPA) to be imported from South Africa, Russia & Vietnam, Bituminous Coal (45000 TPA) sourced from local market, Scrap 9200 TPA, Silico Manganese 1000 TPA & Limestone 10000 TPA).

 

 The existing 1.2 MTPA Pellet Plant is operating for the last two years for which NOC / Consent to Operate from SPCB has been obtained. Proposed expansion will include 0.1 MTPA of Integrated Steel Plant with; HGPIN (High Grade Pure Iron Nuggets) 0.1 MTPA of MS billets using 0.1 MTPA of nuggets and three numbers of Producer Gas Plants of capacity13500 NM3/hr.

 

The proposed project envisages use of HGPIN technology to minimize the process water consumption & coal consumption, in order to manufacture Hi-Grade Iron nuggets.

 

Water requirement of 192m3/day will be met from the River Karo. Permission has been obtained for drawl of 1443.48m3/day of water from Karo River, vide letter no. 2459/WR.Irr-II-WRC-33/2010 dated 02.02.2010 from Department of Water Resources, Govt. of Orissa. No effluent will be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge will be adopted. Domestic wastewater will be treated through STP. Power requirement will be supplied from NESCO, for which permission has been obtained. Emergency power will be utilized from existing 1 x 1000 KVA DG Set.

 

Solid waste generated will be in the form of SMS slag (10200 TPA) which will be used in internal road making. Fly ash from HGPIN (4200TPA) will be fully utilized for pellet making. Ash from Producer Gas Plant (6237 TPA) will be utilized for pellet making. STP Sludge (41 TPA) will be used as manure for green belt development , RWTP sludge (45 TPA) will be used for land filling and ETP Sludge (0.5 TPA) will be used in secured land fill.

 

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.        A copy of Gazette Notification for notified Industrial Area.

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

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

6.        A copy of firm coal linkage

7.        Detailed lay out plan of the project.

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. 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 shall be included.

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

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

15.      Residential colony shall be located in upwind direction.

16.      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”.

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

18.      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.

19.      Manufacturing process details for all the plants shall be included.

20.      Mass balance for the raw material and products shall be included.

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

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

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

24.      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.

25.      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.

26.      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.

27.      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.

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

29.      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.

30.      Air Quality Impact Predication Modelling based on ISCST-3  or the latest models. Cumulative impacts due to the existing plant and proposed expansion on the ambient air quality along with data on the stack emissions.

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

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.      Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures at plant site shall 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.

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

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

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

43.      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.

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

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

46.      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.

47.      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.

48.      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.

49.      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.

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

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

52.      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.

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

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

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

56.      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.

57.      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.

58.      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.

59.      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.

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

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

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

 

            It was decided that ‘TORs’ prescribed by the Expert  Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. The draft EIA/EMP report shall be submitted to the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance. Public hearing has been exempted as the unit is located I the Notified Industrial Area.

           

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

 

21.2.11  Proposed 0.3 MTPA Integrated Steel Plant at Village Malda, Dhanurjayapur, Tehsil Barbil, District Keonjhar, Orissa by M/s Arya Integrated Steel Private Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s S. S. Environics (India) Pvt. Ltd. Bhubaneswar Orissa 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 report. The Steel Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Primary Metallurgical Industries under category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s Arya Integrated Steel Pvt. Ltd. (AISPL) have proposed to set up an Integrated Steel Plant at Village Malda, Dhanurjaypur, Tehsil Barbil, Dist: Keonjhar, Orissa. Proposed Integrated Steel Plant will comprise of Iron Ore Beneficiation Plant (1.8 MTPA), Iron Ore Pellet Plant (2 X 1.2 MTPA),  Integrated Steel Plant (0.3 MTPA), High Grade Pure Iron  nuggets (HGPIN) (0.3 MTPA), M.S. billets (0.3 MTPA),  TMT rods / structurals (0.2 MTPA) and Producer Gas Plant (9 nos. of producer gas plant of capacity  4500Nm3/hr each with total capacity of 40,500Nm3/hr). No national Park/wild life sanctuary/ Biosphere reserve is located within 10 km radius of the project site. Total land area required for the project is 187 Acres  of which 157 acres is for the plant and 30 acres for the railway siding. About 51.8 acres of plant area will be earmarked for green belt development. Total cost of the project is Rs. 546.38 crores Rs. 27.00 Crores and Rs. 5.40 crores will be earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures. 

 

Raw materials required will be low grade Iron Ore (18,00,000 TPA), Iron Ore Fines (13,50,000 TPA), Anthracite Coal (1,70,000 TPA) to be imported from Australia / Indonesia.  Bituminous Coal (1,35,000 TPA) to be sourced from coalfields in Orissa through open market, Scrap (25,000 TPA) from local vendors, Bentonite (16,8000 TPA) from Local vendors, Silico Manganese (3000 TPA) from local ferro alloy plant, limestone (20,000 TPA) from nearby mines in Sundargarh District and Dolomite (15,000 TPA) from nearby mines.

 

Fresh water requirement of 1774m3/day will be drawn from River Baitarani which flows at a distance of 0.6 Km (West) from the project site. Power requirement of 45 MVA will be met from the NESCO. DG sets (2x500 KVA) will be installed for emergency. The effluent will be treated in the ETP and recycled back to the process. The domestic waste water will be treated in the STP and treated effluent will be used for green belt. No effluent will be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge will be adopted. The storm water drains will be segregated and channelized to water harvesting area.

 

Solid waste generated will be in the form of SMS Slag (33,000 TPA) and used in internal road making and filling up low land area after metal recovery. Fly ash from HGPIN (12,600 TPA) will be fully utilized for pellet making. Ash from Producer Gas Plant (18,900 TPA) will be fully utilized for pellet making. STP Sludge (41 TPA) will be used as manure for green belt development. RWTP Sludge (45 TPA) will be used for land filling and ETP sludge (0.5 TPA) used in secured land fill. Tailings from the beneficiation plant (3,00,000 TPA) will be disposed off in the designated tailing area in form of cake to be used in future for quarry filling / further value addition.

 

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.        Documents regarding firm Coal linkage

5.        Detailed lay out plan of the project area

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13.      Residential colony shall be located in upwind direction.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

29.      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.).

30.      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.

31.      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.

32.      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.

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

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

35.      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.

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

37.      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.

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

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

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

41.      Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures at plant site shall 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 water source from the concerned authority and water balance data including quantity of effluent generated, recycled and reused and discharged is to be provided. Methods adopted/to be adopted for the water conservation should be included.

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.      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 particularly slag from all the sources, char and fly ash. Copies of MOU regarding utilization of ash should also be included.

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

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

54.      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.

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

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

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

58.      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.

59.      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.

60.      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.

61.      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.

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

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

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

 

            It was decided that ‘TORs’ prescribed by the Expert  Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. The draft EIA/EMP report shall be submitted to Orissa 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 reports, after public consultation.

 

21.2.12    Proposed 0.6 Million TPA Iron Ore Pellet Plant & 50 MW Gas based Power Plant at Sy No. 27-40 & 58, Village Endlapalli, Mandal Suryapet, District Nalgonda in Andhra Pradesh by M/s Sri Soudhamini Projects Private Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s Global Enviro 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.  The Steel Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Primary Metallurgical Industries under category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s. Sri Soudhamini Projects Private Limited have proposed 0.6 Million TPA Iron Ore Pellet Plant & 50 MW Gas Based Power Plant in Sy. No. 27 – 40  & 58 of Endlapalli Village, Suryapet Mandal, Nalgonda District, Andhra Pradesh.  The project proponent has acquired 100 acres of the land for the proposed plant. No habitation exists in the proposed project site. Hence, displacement and rehabilitation of people is not involved.  The total cost of the project is Rs. 435 Crores.

 

Raw materials required for Pellet Plant will be Iron Ore (6,30,000 TPA) from Bellary / Hospet, Bentonite (12000 TPA) from Kutchh, Coke (19,600 TPA)   form South Africa, Austraila and lime stone (17260 TPA) from Dhone and Piduralla. For the Power Plant, natural Gas (0.313 MSCMD) will be sourced from RIL/GAIL, HSD-(236 MT/day as Secondary fuel) (Backup fuel which will be used in emergencies) from IOCL/BPCL/HPCL.

 

To control the particulate emissions, ESP / cyclone with bag filters  will be installed. Two nos. of stacks in Pellet plant of 45 m height and one stack in power plant of 50 m height have been proposed for proper dispersion of gaseous emissions.

 

The water requirement will be 2820 m3/day which will be sourced from ground & Musi River. There will be no generation of waste water from the proposed iron ore pellet plant. The waste water generation from the proposed power plant includes cooling tower blow down, boiler & DM plant regeneration. The waste water after primary treatment will be used for green belt development.

 

Bag filter dust will be generated and this will be reused in the feed mix. There will be no solid waste from the gas based power 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 existing and proposed plant area.

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

4.        A copy of gas supply agreement.

5.        Detailed lay out plan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13.      Residential colony shall be located in upwind direction.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

30.      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.

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

32.      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.

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

34.      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.

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

36.      Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures at plant site shall 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.

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

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

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

40.      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.

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

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

43.      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.

44.      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.

45.      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.

46.      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.

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

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

49.      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.

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

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

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

53.      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.

54.      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.

55.      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.

56.      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.

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

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

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

 

            It was decided that ‘TORs’ prescribed by the Expert  Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. The draft EIA/EMP report 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, after public consultation.

 

21.2.13    Proposed Ferro Alloy Plant (Si-Mn - 30,000 TPA, Fe-Mn- 39,000 TPA and Sinter plant for sintering of Mn Ore- 2,79,000 TPA) at Village Ethora, Tehsil Salanpur, District Burdwan in West Bengal by M/s Sangeeta Ispat Pvt. Limited- regarding TORs

 

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 along with the draft Term of References for the preparation of EIA/EMP report. The integrated steel plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under primary metallurgical industry under category- A of the Schedule of the EIA notification, 2006 and appraised at Central level.

 

M/s Sangeeta Ispat Pvt. Limited have proposed for the installation of Ferro Alloy Plant (Si-Mn - 30,000 TPA, Fe-Mn- 39,000 TPA and Sinter plant for sintering of Mn Ore- 2,79,000 TPA) at Village Ethora, Tehsil Salanpur, District Burdwan in West Bengal.  No National Park / Wildlife Sanctuary / Biosphere reserve is located within 10 km distance from the project site. Total land required for the project is of 8.28 acres, out of which 33% area will be developed under green belt. Damodar River flows at a distance of 10 kms. Barakar River at 8.8 kms and Ajoy River flows at 12 kms from the project site. Total cost of the project is Rs. 432.60 Crores. 

 

Details of the plant configuration along with production capacity is given below:

 

Sl. No.

UNIT

CAPACITY

1

Ferro Alloys Plant (2x18 MVA SAF)

30,000 TPA Silico-Manganese

39,000 TPA Ferro-Manganese

2

Sinter Plant for Manganese Ore

(3x300 TPD)

2,79,000 TPA   Mn Ore Sinter

 

 

To control the particulate emissions from the plant within 50 mg/Nm3, high efficiency bag filters / ESP would be installed.  Adequate stack height shall be provided for proper dispersion of air emissions.  

 

Make up water requirement of 38.25m3/hr will be sourced from Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) water supply system. There will be zero discharge of effluent. Ferro-manganese slag will be used in silico-manganese production. The slag generated in silico-manganese will be used for roads and building construction. Flue dust will be recycled in the sinter plant. The total power requirement will be around 36 MVA, which will be sourced from WBSEDCL supply system.

 

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

4.            Detailed lay out plan of the project

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

31.          Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

40.          Action plan for chrome recovery and its solid waste management plan.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 It was decided that ‘TORs’ prescribed by the Expert  Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. The draft EIA/EMP report shall be submitted to the West Bengal 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 proceedings.

 

21.2.14  Installation of Pellet Plant (6,00,000 TPA) in the existing Steel Plant at Village Poradiha, District Purulia in West Bengal by M/s Vikash Metal & Power Limited- regarding TORs

 

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 along with the draft Term of Reference for the preparation of EIA/EMP report. The steel plants are listed at S.N. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgical Industries, falling under “Category A” projects. Hence, the project will be appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s Vikash Metal & Power Limited have proposed for installation of Pellet Plant (6,00,000 TPA) in the existing Steel Plant at Village Poradiha, District Purulia in West Bengal. In the existing plant, the company is operating Sponge Iron plant (1,30,000 TPA), Induction Furnace (1,14,000 TPA), Rolling Mill (1,50,000 TPA), Ferro Alloy Plant (15,400 TPA) and Captive power plant based on WHRB and AFBC (10 MW). No national Park / wild life sanctuary / Biosphere reserves are located within 10 km radius of the project site. The proposed project will be set up in 9 acres of land, which is already in possession of the company. Green belt will be developed in 33% of the total plant area. Damodar River flows at a distance of 4 kms & Barakar River at 11 kms from the project site. Total cost of the project is Rs. 313.74 Crores.

 

Details of the existing as well as proposed units along with their production capacity are given below:

 Unit

Existing

Capacity

Product

 

Sponge Iron Plant

(4x100 TPD)

1,30,000 TPA

Sponge Iron

Induction Furnace (4x8 T)

1,14,000 TPA

Billets

Rolling Mill

1,50,000 TPA

TMT Bars and HR Strips

Ferro Alloy Plant (1X9 MVA)

15,400 TPA

Ferro Manganese

Captive Power Plant

10 MW

(Based on WHRB & AFBC)

Power

Iron Ore Pelletization Plant

(6,00,000 TPA)

-

Pellet

 

The major raw materials required will be Iron Ore, Coal, Lime Stone and Bentonite in the plant process.

 

To control the particulate emissions, all the transfer points will be provided with dry fogging system. Dust Suppression Systems/ Foggy Dust Arresters will be installed to control fugitive emissions at various facilities inside the plant. Dust suppression will be done by water sprinkling to control fugitive emissions due to transportation activities. Particulate emissions from the plant will be controlled within 50 mg/ Nm3 with the use of high efficiency ESPs, Bag Filters etc. Stacks of adequate height will be provided at the respective units.  

 

Make up water requirement for the proposed expansion project is about 50m3/day, which will be sourced from Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) water supply system. The plant will be designed as a zero discharge plant. The entire treated waste water will be recycled for various purposes inside the plant. The water will be re-circulated through cooling and treatment. Iron ore tailings generated from the proposed plant will be disposed off in abandoned mines. Power requirement will be around 3250 KVA, which will be sourced from DVC. Ear muffs/ear plugs will be provided to workers working in high noise prone areas. Solid waste generated in the form of iron ore tailing will be disposed off in the abandoned mines.

 

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

1.             Executive summary of the project.

2.            Photographs of the existing and proposed plant area.

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

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

5.            A copy of the coal linkage document

6.            Detailed lay out plan of the plant

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 landuse/landcover, 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 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 Modelling 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. If surface water is used from river, rainfall, discharge rate, quantity, drainage and distance from project site should also be included.

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

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

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

33.          Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 It was decided that ‘TORs’ prescribed by the Expert  Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. The draft EIA/EMP report shall be submitted to the West Bengal 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 proceedings.

 

21.2.15    Enhancement in production capacity from 6000 TPA to 18,000 TPA Ferro Alloys at Village Matkambeda, Tehsil Barbil, District Keonjhar, Orissa by M/s Pankaj Ferro Tech Pvt. Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, Kalyani Laboratories Pvt. Limited, Bhubaneswar 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 Ferro Alloy Plants have been listed at S.N.3 (a) under Primary Metallurgical Industries and appraised by Expert Appraisal Committee in the Ministry.

 

M/s. Pankaj Ferro Tech Pvt. Ltd have proposed for expansion of Ferro Alloy plant from 6000 TPA to 18000 TPA at Plot No. 17, 5 & 8 Matkambeda, Industrial Area, Barbil District Keonjhar Orissa. Existing Ferro Alloy plant started its operation in 2005. The company has already acquired 5.5 acres (2 acres for existing plant and 3.5 acres has already been acquired for expansion programme). The unit is located in the notified industrial area.  No national park / wildlife sanctuary / eco sensitive areas are located within 10 km radius from the proposed site. Total cost of the project is Rs.6.92 Crores 

 

The raw materials required for expansion will be Mn Ore + Slag (26400 TPA), Coke (9600 TPA), Quartz (3000 TPA), Dolomite (5000 TPA) which will be source from Orissa, Nagpur, Dhanbad, Ramgarh, Rajgangpur etc. Power requirement will be met from the State Electricity Board.

 

The sources of air pollution from the plant will be Submerged Electric arc furnaces and stand by DG sets. It is proposed to provide Fume Extraction System with bag filters to control the particulate emissions. Make up water requirement will be 65m3/day. No process effluent will be generated. Only domestic effluent of 3m3/day and cooling tower blow down i. e. 60 m3/day will be generated. The water will be used for dust suppression and fire fighting.  .

 

The solid waste generated from the unit will be bag filter dust (290 TPA) and solids from settling tank, Slag (10800 TPA) from the Ferro alloy plant which will be used for land filling. The used oil will be sold to the authorized recyclers.

 

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

4.            Copy of Notification  for notified Industrial Area.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

16.          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 existing and surrounding industries.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

28.          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. 

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

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.          Action plan for chrome recovery and its solid waste management plan.

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

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

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

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

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

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

48.          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   EIA/EMP report shall be submitted to the   Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance. Public hearing is exempted as the unit is located in the Notified Industrial Area.

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

 

21.2.16    Expansion of Cement Plant from 4.50 MTPA to 7.00 MTPA along with Captive Power Plant from 48 MW to 98 MW by addition of Cement Line-III of 2.50 MTPA and CPP of 1x50 MW at Villages Karikkali and Dholipatti, Taluk Vedasandur, District Dindigul in Tamil Nadu by M/s Chettinad Cement Corporation Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s Enviro Care India Private limited,                                                             Madurai, Tamil Nadu 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 report. 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 Chettinad Cement Corporation Ltd is already operating a cement plant of capacity 4.5 MTPA and Coal based Captive Power Plant of 48 MW in two phases. The company intends to put up a third line having  capacity of 2.5 MTPA cement plant and 50 MW coal based thermal power plant within the same plant premises. The expansion of cement plant and Power plant will be carried at S.F. Nos. 652-655,658,659,704,710-713,715-726 at Karikkali Villages, Vedasandur Taluk, Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu. Limestone requirement for the cement plant including expansion will be met from the existing mines in Karikkali and Dholipatti Villages. The total plant area is 105.60 ha of which 34.90 ha is earmarked for the green belt. The total cement grinding capacity of the plant will be 7.0 MTPA and Captive power plant capacity will be 98 MW on expansion. There is no National Parks, Wildlife sanctuaries and Eco Sensitive areas located within 10 km radius of the project area.  Total project cost for expansion project will be Rs. 638 Crores (Cement Rs 453 Crore and CPP Rs. 175 Crores). For pollution control measures Rs. 60 Crores have been earmarked.

 

Raw material requirement for the expansion will be 6.278 MTPA of limestone, 0.095 MTPA of Iron Ore, 0.122 MTPA of bauxite, 0.420 MTPA of gypsum, 1.474 MTPA of fly ash, 0.727 MTPA of slag, 0.448 MTPA of Indian coal and 0.298 MTPA of coal for the power plant. Fuel will be Imported/Indian coal and pet coke of around 1300 TPD.  Power Plant coal 1850 MT.

 

It is proposed to adopt dry process kiln with suspension preheated (5 stage) and precalciner with suitable cooler, vertical roller mill for raw material grinding, cement grinding, coal/lignite grinding with a provision to use 80% imported coal and 20% lignite.

 

The major pollutants expected from the power plant will be SPM, SO2 and NOx. To control particulate emissions 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 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.

 

The water requirement of 800m3/day will be met from the mine pit water.  About 35 m3/day of filter back wash, R.O. plant rejects and DM regeneration, 40 m3/day of cooling tower bleed off and 15 m3/day of boiler blow down will be generated from both Cement and Power plants and treated in ETP having capacity of 100 m3/d and treated waste water will be used for cement plant gas and clinker cooling. Sewage quantity of 80m3/d will be treated in STP having capacity of 150 m3/d and treated sewage will be used for green belt development.

 

Solid water generation from captive power plant will be fly ash (310 TPD) and the entire fly ash will be pneumatically transported to the Cement Plant and will be used in the PPC manufacturing.  Solid wastes from STP Plants (10 Tons/year) will be composted and used as manure for green belt. The dust collected from various air pollution control measures like Bag House/Filters, ESPs, etc. are totally recycled for cement manufacturing. Dust monitoring will be done periodically and water will be sprayed on the roads to avoid dust in the project area. Fly ash will be pneumatically transported to the cement plant to be used in the PPC manufacturing.  Solid waste from STP (15 TPA) will be used as manure for green belt.

 

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 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.    A copy of documents regarding coal linkage

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

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

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

9.    Location of national parks / wildlife sanctuary / reserve forests within 10 km. radius should specifically be mentioned. A map showing landuse / landcover, reserved forests, wildlife sanctuaries, national parks, tiger reserve etc. in 10 km of the project site. A map duly authenticated by the Chief Wild Life Warden showing the location of wildlife sanctuaries vis-à-vis the project location including the cement plant and the recommendations or comments of Chief Wild Life Warden.

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

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

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

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

14.  Permission and approval for the use of forest land and recommendations of the State Forest Department regarding impact of proposed expansion on the surrounding reserve forests, if applicable, should be included.

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

16.  Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

27.  Sources of secondary emissions, its control and monitoring as per the CPCB guidelines should be included. A full chapter on fugitive emissions and control technologies should be provided.

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

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

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. 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. Stack emissions data of the existing plant. AAQ data for the cement plant line-I for a period of three years and three months for  the cement line-II.

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 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.  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.

45.  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.

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

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

48.  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.

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

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

51.  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.

52.  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.

53.  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.

54.  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 and impacts due to land slides.

55.  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.  

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 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.  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.

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

60.  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.

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

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

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.  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.

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

66.  At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and incorporated.

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

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

69.  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. 

70.  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 Tamilnadu 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, after public consultation.

 

21.2.17    Proposed Ferro Alloy Plant at Sy. No. 759, 762, 763/1 & 763/2, Village Peddapolamada, Mandal Tadipatri, District Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh by M/s Jatadhara Alloys Private Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s Team labs, 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 Ferro Alloy Plants have been listed at S.N.3 (a) under Primary Metallurgical Industries appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s. Jatadhara Alloys Pvt. Limited have proposed to establish 2x9 MVA Submerged electric arc furnaces in two phases at Sy. No: 759, 762, 763/1 & 763/2 of Peddapolamada Village, Tadipatri Mandal, Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh. The company has already acquired 18.5 Acres of land for the proposed ferro alloy unit of which 6.2 acres of the area will be developed as green belt. The nearest human settlement from the site is Peddapolmada village which is at a distance of 1.2 km in Northeast direction. Pennar River is flowing from west to east through the study area and flowing from the site at a distance of 2.5 Km in northeast direction. There are no ecologically sensitive areas like national parks and wild life sanctuaries within 10 km radius from the proposed site. Total cost of the project is Rs.25 Crores and Rs. 250 Lakhs have been earmarked towards the capital cost for environmental protection.

 

Details of the products along with their production capacity are given below:

Manufacturing capacities:

 

S. No

Description

Capacity (TPA)

Phase -I

(9 MVA- Submerged arc furnace)

Phase - II

(9 MVA- Submerged arc furnace)

Total

1

Ferro Silicon (Fe Si) *

6333

6333

12666

2

Silico Manganese (Si Mn) *

14250

14250

28500

3

Ferro Manganese (Fe Mn) *

18500

18500

37000

 

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

 

The sources of air pollution from the plant are Submerged Electric arc furnaces and stand by DG sets. It is proposed to provide Fume Extraction System with bag filters to control the particulate emissions.

 

The total water requirement for the two phases would be 95 m3/day which will be drawn from  the ground water through bore wells within the plant premises. The waste water generated from the cooling tower blow down (10 KLD) will be reused for dust suppression and irrigation after treatment. Domestic effluent (8 KLD) will be sent to septic tank followed by soak pit. Power requirement will be sourced from APTRANSCO.

 

The solid waste generation will be in the form of slag which will be used for construction material or land filling. The slag from the ferro manganese plant will be used as raw material for silico manganese. The bag filter dust and solids from the settling tanks will be sold to the brick manufacturers. The waste oil and the used batteries will be sold to the authorized recyclers.  

 

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

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

5.            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.

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

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

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

10.          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.

11.          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”.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

20.          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.

21.          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.

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

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

24.          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.

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

26.          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.

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

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

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

30.          Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

32.          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.

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

34.          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.

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

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

37.          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.

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

39.          Action plan for chrome recovery and its solid waste management plan.

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

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

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

43.          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.

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

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

46.          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.

47.          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 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 proceedings.

 

21.2.18    Proposed Steel Plant at Village Bhootpur, District Mahaboobnagar in Andhra Pradesh by M/s Anand Shree Steels Pvt. Limited - regarding TORs reconsideration

 

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

 

The proposal was considered by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) in its meeting held during 22nd - 23rd February, 2011. After detailed deliberations, the Committee noted that the proposed steel plant will be located in 30 acres of area at the cost of Rs. 900.00 crores for 3 million MTPA steel plant. Details submitted indicated that the proposed plant is not feasible due to inconsistency in components and recommended that detailed and revised Feasibility of the project should be submitted. It was also suggested to either go for induction furnace or arc furnace but not for both at the same time. Proposal in the proposed form was rejected. On receipt of revised proposal, it was brought back before the Committee.

 

 M/s. Anand Shree Steels Pvt. Limited have proposed pelletization plant with Iron Ore Beneficiation – 1500 TPD / 4,50,000TPA, reduced Iron blocks ( 150 TPDx8 Tunnel Oven Furnaces) = 1200 TPD / 3,60,000 TPA, Induction Furnace (40TPCx2)=800TPD/2,40,000TPA(Ingots/Billets), Arc Furnace with LRF(40TPcx1) = 400 TPD/1,20,000 TPA (Billets), and Rolling Mill (600TPDx2) = 1200 TPD/3,60,000TPA(M/.S. Structures / TMT Bars/ Sheets),Ferro Alloys(10 MVAx1) = 70 TPD/21,000TPA,Ferro Manganese / Silico Manganese) at Village & Mandal Buthpur, Mahaboobnagar District, Andhra Pradesh. Land area required for the project is 105 acres of which 35 acres area is earmarked for green belt development. No national Park/wild life sanctuary/ Biosphere sanctuaries is located within 10 km radius of the project site. Total cost of the proposed project cost will be Rs. 425 Crores. Budget for Environment Management and Pollution Control measures is Rs. 45 Crores.

 

Raw material required will be Iron Ore, Coal, Bentonite, Limestone Quartz, Manganese, Pig iron/steel scrap etc. Coal will be sourced from Singareni Collieries.

 

Details of the products along with their production capacity are given below:

 

 S.No

Name of the Proposed Project

Product (TPA)

1

Pelletization with Iron Ore Benefication

                 4,50,000 TPA

2

Tunnel Oven Furnace (150TPDx8) (Iron Blocks)

       3,60,000 TPA

3

 Induction Furnace (40 TPC X2)

(Ingots / Billets) 

       2,40,000 TPA

4

 Arc Furnace (40 TPCx1)

(Billets)

         1,20,000 TPA

5

 Rolling Mill (600 TPDx2)

(M.S. Structures / TMT Bars / Sheets)

              3,60,000 TPA

 

6

Ferro alloys (10 MVAx1)

(Ferro Manganese / Silico Manganese)

             21,000  TPA

 

 

To control the particulate and gaseous emissions, ESP would be installed along with stack of 75 m height. To control fugitive emissions, dust extraction system with bag filters will be provided. The total water requirement of 360 m3/day will be sourced from the bore well and surface water. Closed recirculation cooling water system shall be adopted. The total power requirement is 65,500 KVA/day will be obtained from APSEB.

 

The slag from induction Arc furnace units will be crushed and segregated for the iron particles and reused in the furnace. Further, the non-magnetic waste contains silica which is used to prepare bricks.  The dust will be sold to brick manufacturers and. The fly ash from Tunnel Oven Furnace will be sold to brick manufactureres.

 

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

 

1.        Executive summary of the project

2.        Photographs of the site

3.        A copy of documents regarding Coal linkage

4.        Detailed lay out plan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13.      Residential colony shall be located in upwind direction.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

30.      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.

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

32.      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.

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

34.      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.

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

36.      Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures at plant site shall 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.

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

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

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

40.      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.

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

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

43.      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.

44.      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.

45.      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.

46.      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.

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

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

49.      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.

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

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

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

53.      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.

54.      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.

55.      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.

56.      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.

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

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

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

 

            It was decided that ‘TORs’ prescribed by the Expert  Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. The draft EIA/EMP report 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, after public consultation.

 

21.2.19    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 reconsideration

 

The proposal was placed before the EAC to prescribe the TORs in its meeting held during 22nd -23rd February, 2011.The Committee was of the view that the Project Proponent needs to first provide evidence to the entire satisfaction of the Committee that significant progress has been achieved in the implementation of the approval already accorded on 18th June, 2010 for the first stage of the  project and that steps are underway for its commissioning in due time. The construction schedule, state on ground and the compelling need to take up expansion even while the first stage of the project is under way needs to be scrutinized by the Committee. The Committee has to satisfy itself that the application for expansion is not only opportune but justified from environmental point of view. As of now no evidence of the need to take up expansion of a plant still under construction has been furnished. The Committee accordingly recommended that consideration of the expansion proposal be deferred till then.

 

On receipt of requisite information, the proposal was placed before the EAC. The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Enviro Care India Private limited, Madurai, gave a detailed presentation on the progress achieved for the existing capacity and on the salient features of the project and proposed Terms of Reference (TORs) for preparation of EIA/EMP. 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 evxpansion 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. 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 of 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 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 in ETP of 600 KLD capacity 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 (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, hence sought information regarding the percentage of construction activity, ordering of equipment etc. of the existing plant for reconsideration of the project. The proponent furnished the details of the construction activity and equipment order and the information was placed before the EAC.  The Committee decided to prescribe TORs for the above project subject to the condition that the company shall provide one month data on AAQ of the existing plant and when the proponent submits the proposal for environmental clearance the company should have made substantial progress w.r.t the existing 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 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.    A copy of documents regarding coal linkage

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

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

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

9.    Location of national parks / wildlife sanctuary / reserve forests within 10 km. radius should specifically be mentioned. A map showing landuse / landcover, reserved forests, wildlife sanctuaries, national parks, tiger reserve etc. in 10 km of the project site. A map duly authenticated by the Chief Wild Life Warden showing the location of wildlife sanctuaries vis-à-vis the project location including the cement plant and the recommendations or comments of Chief Wild Life Warden.

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

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

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

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

14.  Permission and approval for the use of forest land and recommendations of the State Forest Department regarding impact of proposed expansion on the surrounding reserve forests, if applicable, should be included.

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

16.  Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

27.  Sources of secondary emissions, its control and monitoring as per the CPCB guidelines should be included. A full chapter on fugitive emissions and control technologies should be provided.

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

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

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. Cumulative impacts of cement plant, Captive Power Plant and mines on the ambient air quality shall be assessed. Stack emissions data of the existing plant. AAQ data for the existing cement plant for one month.

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 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.  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.

45.  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.

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

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

48.  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.

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

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

51.  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.

52.  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.

53.  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.

54.  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 and impacts due to land slides.

55.  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.  

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 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.  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.

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

60.  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.

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

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

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.  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.

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

66.  At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and incorporated.

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

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

69.  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. 

70.  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 Karnataka 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, after public consultation.

 

 

25th March, 2011

Any Other Item

 

21.2.20    Clinker Grinding Unit at (1.0 MTPA) at J &K Industrial Estate, Ghati, Kathua, Jammu & Kashmir by M/s Shree Cement Limited- regarding Reconsideration

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s J.M. Environet Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project in its meeting held on 14th December, 2011 and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 7th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 2nd – 3rd February, 2010  for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the 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 Shree Cement Limited have proposed for Clinker Grinding Unit (1.0 MTPA) at J &K Industrial Estate, Ghatti, Tehsil & District Kathua, Jammu & Kashmir. Total project area is 12 ha and is allotted by SIDCO, J & K vide letter dated 27th August, 2009. Green belt will be developed in 3.9 ha (33%) of total plant area.  Jasrota wild life sanctuary (3.5-4.0 km, NW), Barot RF (5.0 km N), Jathona RF (5.0 km N), Kathar RF (7 km N) and Jasoda Garh Forest (8.25 km NE) are located within 10 km radius of the proposed site. Total cost of the project is Rs. 160.34 Crores. Rs. 5.0 Crores and Rs. 0.20 Crores will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

It is proposed to manufacture 30 % OPC (3.02 MTPA) and 70 % PPC (7.03 MTPA).

 

            Clinker, Gypsum and fly ash will be used as raw materials.  Covered storage facilities will be provided.  Gypsum, fly ash and clinker will be stored in silos.  PAs have also applied for the mining lease to the State Govt. During the process of grinding, clinker, slag / fly ash and gypsum will be mixed together in the prescribed ratio and fed to grinding mill through baggage and discharged to cement silo, which will be taken to peeling machine for automatic filling of cement bags. 

 

Bag filters will be provided at all the material transfer points. High efficiency bag house will be provided to the mill to control particulate emissions within 50 mg/Nm3.  Dust collected from air pollution control equipment will be 100% recycled in process. Dry fly ash will be transported into closed bunkers / closed trucks. Fly ash shall be pumped directly from the tankers to silos pneumatically in closed loop or mechanically to prevent fugitive emissions. The packing machines will be equipped with dust extraction arrangement. The dust will be captured in bag filters and reused in process. All roads within the plant premises will be concreted and sweeping will be done by vacuum sweeping machine. Dust generated due to vehicle movement will be controlled by water sprinkling. Covered conveyor belts will be provided.

 

 Total water requirement is 85 m3/day which will be sourced from bore wells.  No waste water will be generated from the Cement Grinding process. Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted.

  

           No solid waste will be generated in Grinding Process. Dust collected from air pollution control equipment will be 100% recycled in process. Fly ash will be sourced from Thermal Power Plant at Ropar, Punjab and transported in closed tankers/covered trucks and ultimately stored in silos. Only Used Oil will be generated from the plant machineries as hazardous waste which will be used for self lubrication and rest will be sold to CPCB authorized recyclers.

 

Power (5,600 hp) will be used from State Power Grid. DG set (6,750 KVA) will also be installed for emergency use.

 

The Committee also noted that no public hearing/consultation is required due to project being located in notified industrial area as per Section (iii), Stage (3), Para (i)(b) of EIA Notification, 2006.

 

The Committee desired that proponent shall submit the map showing the location of plant and the Jasrota Wildlife Sanctuary authenticated by the Chief Wildlife Warden along with his comments or recommendations and a copy of application submitted to National Board on Wildlife.

 

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

 

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

 

     ii.        Environmental clearance is subject to obtaining clearance from the National Board of wildlife.

 

    iii.        A wildlife conservation plan shall be prepared in consultation with the Office of the Chief Wildlife Warden concerned and reputed wildlife expert / institute and submitted to the Ministry within six months along with a road map for implementation. The plan shall specify budget earmarked for activities to be undertaken.

 

  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.

 

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