Minutes of the 34th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 29th & 30th  March, 2012 at IOCL Conference Room, 5th Floor, Core 6, Scope Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi -110003.

 

34.0   Opening Remarks of the Chairman

 

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

 

34.1  Confirmation of the Minutes of the 33rd Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 27th – 28th February, 2012.

 

Minutes of the 33rd Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 27th – 28th February, 2012 were confirmed.

 

34.2.0     Consideration of the Projects

 

29th March, 2012

 

Proposals for Environmental Clearance

 

34.2.1       Manufacturing of M.S. Rods, T.M.T. Bars, MS Flanges, Angles, Squares & Channels of Quantity 4500 MT/m at R.S. No. 143/4, Village Thatchur, Taluk Ponneri Taluk, District Thiruvallur in Tamil Nadu by M/s Shri Balaji Steel Industries - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

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

 

34.2.2       Replacement of existing induction furnace of capacity 4.5 T/heat with 2 no. induction furnaces of capacity 8 T/heat and installation of a steel rolling mill at Industrial Area-C, Kanganwal Road, V.P.O Jugiana, GT Road, Ludhiana in Punjab by M/s Sudershan Forge Pvt. Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s CPTL Envirotech, Chandigarh 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) issued by SEIAA, Punjab for preparation of EIA/EMP report. Although the proposed project is a Category ‘B’ project, since the plant site falls within 10 km of critically polluted area, as per the General Condition of EIA Notification, 2006, the project has been appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) of MoEF.

 

M/s Sudershan Forge (P) Ltd. have proposed for replacement of existing induction furnace of capacity 4.5 T/heat manufacturing 15,000 TPA steel ingots with 2 no. of induction furnaces of capacity 8 T/heat and installation of a steel rolling mill for manufacturing 60,000 TPA of steel Ingots and 60,000 TPA of TMT bars at Industrial Area-C, Kanganwal Road, V.P.O Jugiana, GT Road, Ludhiana, Punjab The total project area is 21,666 sq m and green belt will be developed in 35% of the total area. There are no Wild Life Sanctuaries, Reserved /Protected Forests or Defence Installations, Rivers and Hill Ranges within 10 km radius of the project. Total Cost of the Project is  26.72 Crores and  27 lacs have been earmarked for pollution control Measures. About  5 lacs will be spent on annual maintenance of pollution control equipment.

 

            The raw materials used are MS Scrap, Sponge Iron and Ferro Alloys. The total water requirement is 23 m3/µ of which 17 m3/µ will be for cooling purpose and 6 m3/µ will be for domestic purpose. Rain water harvesting has been provided in the unit with a potential to harvest 2,900 m3/annum. The total power requirement of about 10,000 KW will be met from the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited from the nearby Sub-station.

 

Ambient air quality monitoring was carried out within the study area for PM10, PM2.5, SO2, NOx and CO. Values of these parameters range from 43 – 53 µg/m3, 70 – 83 µg/m3, 4.0 – 4.6 µg/m3, 21.0 – 24.0 µg/m3 and 0.4 – 0.5 mg/m3 respectively.  The predicted incremental Ground Level Concentration (GLC) due to the proposed project for PM10 is 2.2 µg/m3, the resultant concentration is within the prescribed standard. For air pollution control, cyclones & bag filters shall be provided to Induction furnaces, wet scrubber to rolling mills and chimney of adequate height would be provided for DG sets as per CPCB norms. There is no generation of process wastewater and the cooling tower blow down will be  recirculated. Domestic wastewater shall be treated through STP and will be used within the premises for plantation. The solid waste in the form of slag from the furnace, (about 15-16 TPD), shall be given to cement plant for further use. The waste from the bag filters shall be stored in impervious pit and sent to TSDF site.

 

Public hearing/Public consultation was conducted by the Punjab Pollution Control Board on 13.9.2011. The issues raised in the public hearing were regarding provision of sewage treatment system in the area, pollution control measures, employment to localpeople, CSR activities etc. which have been addressed in the final EIA/EMP report.

 

            After detailed deliberation, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to submission of Compliance of the existing unit along with the recent data monitored by SPCB and the stipulation of following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

   iv.        The total water requirement shall not exceed 23 KLD. No effluent shall be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge shall be adopted.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 13th September, 2011 should be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Chandigarh.

 

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

 

34.2.3       Ferro Alloys Manufacturing Unit (SEAF-4X24 MVA) at Timmapuram &  Peddagummuluru Villages, S. Rayavaram Mandal, Visakhapatnan Dist., Andhra Pradesh by M/s. Ideal Resources Pvt. Ltd.  - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Sri Sai Manasa Nature Tech Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (ToRs) awarded during the 25th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 29th - 30th June, 2011 for preparation of EIA/EMP Report. All the Ferro alloy plants are listed at S. No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgy Industry of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 under Category’ A’ and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) of MoEF. 

 

            M/s Ideal Resources (P) Ltd have proposed for Ferro Alloy manufacturing unit of 4x24 MVA Submerged Electric Arc Furnaces to produce 335.7 TPD of Ferro-Manganese and 221.06 TPD of   Silico-manganese at Villages Timmapuram & Peddagummuluru, Mandal S.Rayavaram & District Visakhapatnam of Andhra Pradesh. The land required for the proposed project is 45.25 acres which is already acquired and green belt will be developed in 17.49 acres (38.65%) of plant area. No national park/wild life sanctuary/tiger reserve is located within 10 km radius of the project site. Payakraopeta RF and Panduru RF are at a distance of 5.5 km and 8.0 km respectively from the project site. River Varaha and Bay of Bengal flow at a distance of 6.0 km and 7.0 km respectively from the project site. No endangering species of flora/fauna have been reported in the study area. Total cost of the project is Rs. 295.0 Crores. Rs. 24.15 Crores and Rs.0.4 Crores are earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

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Following will be the facilities and products from the proposed project which will be manufactured in 2 phases:

 

FACILITY

CAPACITY

PRODUCTS

PRODUCTION CAPACITY (TPD)

Submerged

Electric

Arc Furnace

4 x 24 MVA

Ferro Manganese

335.7

Silico Manganese

221.06

 

 

The manufacturing process would involve preparation of raw material, electric smelting, casting and finishing. Quartzite, Mill Scale, Coke Breeze/Coal, Electrode Paste, Electrode Casting, Manganese Ore and Dolomite are the Raw materials that will be required.

 

Ambient air quality monitoring was carried within the study area for PM10, SO2 and NOx. The average values of these parameters are 58.9 µg/m3, 6.2 µg/m3 and 23.4 µg/m3 respectively.  The predicted incremental ground level concentrations (GLCs) due to the proposed project are 1.87 µg/m3, 4.65 µg/m3 and 2.47 µg/m3 respectively. The resultant concentrations of these parameters are within the prescribed standards.

 

Pulse Jet Bag Filters will be provided to control the particulate emissions. Stack of 30 m height will be provided for effective dispersion of particulate matter and gaseous emissions. Gas cleaning unit and furnace hoods will also be provided. Fugitive dust would be arrested by installation of water sprinklers. The initial water requirement will be 400 m3/d.  The water requirement of 148 m3/day will be sourced from the ground water. Rain water harvesting pond will be developed in 3.24 acres of area. No process wastewater is generated. Domestic wastewater will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit. Fe-Mn slag will be reused in Si-Mn manufacturing process as one of the raw material and Si-Mn slag will be used for the brick manufacturing. The bag filter dust will be sold to the +brick manufactures.

 

           Public Hearing/public consultation was conducted by the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board on 29th November, 2011. The issues raised in the public hearing meeting were regarding provision of employment to local people, pollution control measures, ground water depletion etc. which have been addressed and included in the EIA/EMP report.

 

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

 

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

 

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

                       

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

                        

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

 

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

                         

  1. The total water requirement shall not exceed 148 m3/day. ‘Zero’ effluent discharge shall be strictly followed and no wastewater should be discharged outside the premises.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 29th November, 2011 should be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore.

 

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

 

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

 

34.2.4       Expansion of Ferro Alloys manufacturing facility at Plot No. 368, Growth Centre, APIIC- Bobbili (Village & Mandal), Vizinagaram Dist. Andra Pradesh by M/s. Berry Alloys Limited (BAL) - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

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

 

34.2.5       Cement Grinding Unit (0.75 MTPA) at Plot No. Spl-1, Spl-2, RIICO Paryavaran Industrial Area, Village Sakatpura, Tehsil Ladpura, District Kota, Rajasthan by M/s. Birla Corporation Limited - Environmental Clearance

 

            The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Cholamandalam MS Risk Services Limited, Chennai, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and the proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) issued by SEIAA, Rajasthan for preparation of EIA/EMP report. The stand-alone cement grinding units are listed at S.No. 3(b) under category ‘B’ and appraised by the SEIAA/SEAC. Since the project site falls within 10 km of Chambal wildlife sanctuary, as per the General Condition of EIA Notification, 2006, the project has been appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) of MoEF.

           

            M/s. Birla Corporation Limited have proposed for Cement Grinding Unit (0.75 MTPA) at Plot No. Spl-1, Spl-2, RIICO Paryavaran Industrial Area, Village Sakatpura, Tehsil Ladpura, District Kota, Rajasthan. The project area is 5.72 ha which is acquired and green belt will be developed in 33% of the area. The Chambal wildlife sanctuary is located at 3 km distance from the Sakatpura Industrial area and adjacent to the existing Kota Super Thermal Power Plant. The Kota Super Thermal Power Plant is in between the project site and the Chambal wildlife sanctuary. The project cost is Rs. 110 Crores and the cost towards EMP is Rs. 4.9 Crores.

 

            PPC and OPC will be manufactured by using closed circuit grinding system. Fly ash drying unit will also be installed. Clinker: 0.48 MTPA, Fly Ash: 0.225 MTPA and Gypsum: 0.045 MTPA are the raw materials that will be used. Clinker, Fly ash and Gypsum will be sourced from the sister unit at Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, Kota Super Thermal Power Plant and Bikaner, Rajasthan respectively. The power requirement of 5 MVA will be sourced from JVVNL.

 

            Ambient air quality monitoring was carried out within the study area for PM10, SO2, and NOx. Values of these parameters range from 89.5 - 93.9 µg/m3, 12.9 – 14.53 µg/m3, and 16.62 – 18.55 µg/m3 respectively.  The predicted maximum incremental ground level concentration (GLC) due to the proposed project for PM10, SO2 and NOx are 45.0 µg/m3, 45.0 µg/m3 and 25.0 µg/m3 respectively, the resultant concentrations of which are within the prescribed standards. It is proposed to install bag house to control the particulate emissions.

 

The water requirement of 72 m3/day will be sourced from Chambal River downstream & rainwater harvesting. No process wastewater is generated. The sewage will be treated in STP and used for green belt development. No hazardous waste except lube oils will be stored at site. About 1,000 litres of lube oil will be generated which will be disposed to authorized used oil recycling vendors. Ash generated from fly ash dryer will be reused for cement grinding. Rejects from fly ash dryer facility would be sent back to KTPS ash pond.

 

            The Committee after detailed deliberations sought the following information for reconsideration:

 

·      A copy of application submitted to National Board for Wildlife

 

·      An authenticated map regarding location of project site from Gharial Sanctuary and Comments from Chief Wildlife Warden

 

·      Revised layout plan after increasing the capacity of rain water harvesting pond

 

·      A copy of Gazette notification of RIICO industrial area

 

·      Data on trace element analysis of RSPM

 

·      Chemical and trace element analysis of raw materials including fly ash

 

·      Noise level management plan

 

·      Digital Elevation Model and Flood Hazard history of the area

 

·      Commitment for providing covered belt conveyor for fly ash transportation

 

·      Occupational health:

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

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

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

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

 

34.2.6       Proposed capacity enhancement of cement plant from 1.2 MTPA (3,600 TPD) to 2.0 MTPA (6,000 TPD) and installation of coal based CPP 80 MW (50 MW + 30 MW) at Village Chanderia, District Chittorgarh in Rajasthan by M/s Birla Corporation Limited – Environmental Clearance

 

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

 

34.2.7       Expansion of Salem Cement Grinding Unit from 1.0 MTPA to 2.0 MTPA in SF Nos. 121, 123 and 124 Parts in Village Singhipuram, Taluk Valapadi, District Salem in Tamil Nadu by M/s Madras Cements Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s. Environmental System Consultants & Ambiente Lab Solutions Private Limited, Chennai gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (ToRs) awarded during the 31st Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 22nd – 23rd December, 2011 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All stand alone cement grinding units are covered under Category ‘B’ as per para 3(b) of the Schedule of the EIA notification 2006, but due to non functioning of SEIAA/SEAC of Tamilnadu, the proposal has been appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee – I (Industry) in the Ministry.

 

M/s. Madras Cements Ltd. have proposed for the expansion of Salem Cement Grinding Unit at village Singhipuram, Taluk Valapadi in Salem District of Tamil Nadu from the existing 1.0 MTPA to 2.0 MTPA. No forest land and rehabilitation/resettlement is involved in the proposal. For supporting infrastructures like truck parking, fuel bunk, green belt etc., additional land of 6 Ha will be added to existing 8.1 Ha of area. On expansion, green belt will be developed in additional 3 Ha (thus, total 5.83 Ha; 41% coverage). No ecologically sensitive areas such as National Park/Sanctuary/Biosphere Reserve/Historical monuments, defence installations, etc. exist within 10 km radius of the Plant site. There are reserved forests in the Study Area viz. Vellalakundam RF (at a distance of 4.0 km in southwest), Goodumalai RF (at a distance of 4.5 km in northwest) and Mangalapuram RF (at a distance of 6.7 km the south). NOC from DFO, Athur was obtained. There is no litigation/pending case against the proposal. Existing plant cost is Rs. 95.00 crores and project cost for expansion is Rs.83.00 crores. Capital Cost for Pollution Control Measures is Rs.3.00 crores and Rs.5.00 lakhs per annum is the Operating Cost.

 

The compliance to the conditions stipulated in the environmental clearance accorded for existing plant on 5.10.2007 was presented before the Committee. The production enhancement would be by adding a highly energy efficient POLYCOM Roller Press in series to the existing Ball mill. Additional 3,000 Ton of Fly Ash Silo and a standby 7 MW DG Set is also proposed. Controlled quantity of Clinker, Gypsum and Fly ash will be fed to the POLYCOM roller press through Weigh feeders.  Grinding of Clinker, Gypsum and Fly ash is in the ratio of 65:5:30.  All point sources and material transfer points are provided with bag filters to control particulate emissions <50 mg/Nm3. Dust collected from various bag filters would be reused as raw material in the process of cement grinding and there will be no solid waste generation from the Unit.

 

Ambient air quality monitoring was carried out within the study area for PM2.5, PM10, SO2 and NOx. The average values of these parameters are 21.0 µg/m3, 39.0 µg/m3, 7.9 µg/m3 and 9.1 µg/m3 respectively. The predicted incremental ground level concentration (GLC) due to the proposed project for PM10 is 1.96 µg/m3. The resultant concentration is within the prescribed standards.

 

Entire plant operations are dry processes and fresh water requirement will be 95 m3/day from existing 60 m3/day.  55 m3/day is required for cooling, 25 m3/day for domestic use and 15 m3/day for green belt & dust control measures in addition to the treated sewage of 15 m3/day. Permission from the CGWA has been obtained for 95 m3/day ground water drawl vide Letter No. 21-4(267)/SECR/CGWA/2011-2078 dated 01.02.2012. On expansion, additional domestic effluent (18 m3/day) will be generated. The sewage from the Plant will be treated in the existing septic tank followed by dispersion trench. Sewage generated from Guest House & Quarters will be treated in a separate 20 KLD capacity Sewage Treatment Plant and treated sewage of 15 KLD will be utilized for Green Belt development. Zero effluent discharge would be adopted. Rain Water Harvesting Schemes are proposed to conserve the water.

 

Public Hearing has been exempted by categorising in B2 Category due to use of energy efficient technology, no clinker production, Zero Effluent Discharge, utilisation of fly ash and all solid wastes in the process, etc. and no eco sensitive area within 10 km radius.

 

            After detailed deliberation, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to submission of revised rain water harvesting plan with a minimum capacity of 2 months and the stipulation of following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  vii.        Total water requirement shall not exceed 95 m3/day and necessary permission for the drawl shall be obtained. All the treated wastewater should be recycled and reused in the process and/or for dust suppression and green belt development and other plant related activities etc. No process wastewater shall be discharged outside the factory premises and ‘zero’ discharge should be adopted. 

 

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

                                                      

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

 

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

 

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

 

34.2.8       Grinding unit of Cement of 200 TPD at Sy. No. 181/1, Village Peradam, Sathyavedu Mandal, Distt. Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh - by M/s. Vishnu Maya Cements (P) Ltd. - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

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

 

34.2.9       Setting up of 0.3 MTPA Non-recovery Coke Oven along with 25 MW waste heat recovery Captive Power Plant at Blast Furnace Unit, Plot No. 456 & 457, Baikampady Industrial Area, Panambur, Dist. Manglaore, Karnataka by M/s. KIOCL Limited – regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project proponents and their consultant, M/s KRS Enterprises, Bangalore gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of References (TORs) awarded during the 25th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 29th & 30th of June 2011 for preparation of EIA/EMP report.  All the Coke Oven plants (> 2,50,000 TPA)are listed at S.No. 4(b) in category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

M/s KIOCL Limited have proposed for setting up of 0.3 MTPA non-recovery coke oven plant along with 25 MW Waste Heat Recovery CPP at their Blast Furnace unit at Baikampady Industrial Area, Panambur, Mangalore, Karnataka. Total project area is 153.875 acres, of which 48 acres has been earmarked for coke oven project and 51 acres has been earmarked as green belt. No national park/wildlife sanctuary/eco-sensitive area is located within 10 km radius of the project. No forest land and R & R is involved.  Total project cost is Rs. 452.22 Crores and Rs. 15.60 Crores has been earmarked towards environmental pollution control measures.

           

Hard coking coal and semi soft coking coal will be used as raw materials. Hard coking coal will be sourced from Australia, Canada, USA, Mozambique & Indonesia. Semi soft coking coal will be sourced from Australia, South Africa, Russia & Indonesia. Procurement of coking coal will be through transparent, competitive, global tendering process. Empowered Joint Committee (EJC) accredited by the Ministry of Steel would be approached, being a PSU of the Steel Ministry, at the appropriate time depending upon the time of requirement of coal.

 

Ambient air quality monitoring has been carried at eight locations for PM10, PM2.5, SO2, NOx & CO. Values of these parameters range from 74 to 91 µg/m3, 37 - 52 µg/m3, 16 - 26 µg/m3, 29 – 54 µg/m3 & 1.0 -1.6 mg/m3 respectively. The predicted maximum incremental ground level concentration (GLC) due to the proposed project for PM, SO2 and NOx are 0.48 µg/m3, 7.3 µg/m3 and 0.79 µg/m3 respectively, the resultant concentrations of which are within the prescribed standards.

 

The sources of air pollution are dust from Coal handling & Coke sizing, Battery operation, Coke quenching & Flue gas from Power Plant (SOX & NOX).  As a control measure, dust suppression systems in conjunction with dust collectors i.e. bag filters for coal and coke handling to restrict particulate emissions to within 50 mg/Nm3 will be installed. Modified wet quenching of coke incorporating grit arrestor to minimize escape of particulate matter with water vapor and sludge handling arrangement will be done. A stack of appropriate height for dispersion of exhaust gases during battery operation & others will be installed. Adequate length and size of the waste gas tunnel to restrict particulate matter emissions from the stack within 50 mg/Nm3 will be given.

 

Total make-up water requirement for the non recovery coke oven plant, including the power plant will be about 193 m3/hr. The source of water is from the existing Pellet Plant Unit, Mangalore. The backwash from demineralised (DM) Plant & Boiler blow down water will be neutralized, diluted and used for greenbelt development and dust suppression. Cooling tower blow down water will be utilized for coke quenching, coal and coke handling, green belt development and miscellaneous use. The sewage generated will be treated in STP of capacity 50 KLD scheduled for implementation.

 

Coal & Coke fines will be recycled with coal blend in the yard while the broken refractory masses will be dumped in a waste yard and subsequently used for filling & leveling of low-lying areas within the battery limit of the plant. Noise pollution control measures will be provided by way of providing silencers and sound proof cubicles /covers.

 

            Public hearing is not required as the unit is located in notified industrial area.

 

               The Committee after detailed deliberations deferred the proposal and sought the following information for reconsideration:

 

·         Details regarding Coal linkage documents

 

·         Chemical and Trace element analysis of Raw Materials

 

·         Revised layout plan to scale using AutoCAD

 

·         Data on ground water and surface water quality.

 

·   Revised rain water harvesting plan with increased storage capacity of the reservoir.

           

Proposals for TORs

 

34.2.10    Expansion of paper production capacity from 70 TPD to 150 TPD, Agro Residue pulp production capacity from 30 to 100 TPD at Village Rajau Paraspur & Bahadurpur  Karod, Tehsil Faridpur, District Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh by M/s Rama Shyma Papers Limited - regarding TORs

 

            The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Epsilon Projects Pvt. Ltd., Lucknow gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft TORs for preparation of EIA/EMP. Pulp manufacturing and Pulp & Paper manufacturing industry is listed at serial no. 5(i) of schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 under category A and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) in the MoEF.

 

            M/s Rama Shyma Papers Limited have proposed for expansion of paper production capacity from 70 to 150 TPD, Agro Residue pulp production capacity from 30 to 100 TPD at Village Rajau Paraspur & Bahadurpur  Karod, Tehsil Faridpur, District Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh. The expansion is proposed within the existing plant premises. The project cost is Rs. 30.3 crores.

 

The paper mill is presently producing Kraft Papers (70 TPD capacity) by recycling waste papers. A Chemical Recovery Plant (CRP) of 120 TPD capacity is under installation to incinerate black liquor to produce Soda Ash as by-product. The CRP is scheduled for operation by July 2012. Thereafter the existing 30TPD agro residue pulping capacity will be utilised. The expansion project envisages production of Kraft papers (150 TPD) and unbleached agro residue pulp (100 TPD) utilizing wheat straw and bagasse as raw materials by Soda Pulping process. The recycled paper pulping capacity shall be 50 TPD. Additional power required for the project is 1,500 KVA, which shall be drawn from the state UPPCL grid and additional DG sets will be provided for power backup. Additional requirement of fuel, paddy husk, for the project is estimated as 90 MT/Day.

 

At present there are two boilers i.e. 14 TPH and 08 TPH. Multi-cyclone Dust collector and wet scrubber will be installed for pollution control. A new boiler of 40 TPH capacity with ESP is proposed to be installed under the project. The water requirement on completion of the project shall increase from the present 1,064 to 2,045 KL/Day, i.e. additional 981 KL/Day, which will be met from the existing bore wells at site.  The specific water consumption will be reduced from 15.2 to 13.6 m3 per MT of product. The main polluting effluent, black liquor, shall be shall be incinerated in the reactor of the Chemical Recovery Plant, in which Soda Ash will be produced as by-product. The remaining effluent resulting from the paper machine section after reuse and recycling shall be treated in the existing ETP of the mill, which will be further revamped as required. The main solid wastes generated in the manufacturing process are Fly Ash from the boiler and Sludge from the Effluent Treatment Plant. The fly ash shall be used for land filling as at present. The ETP sludge will to be sold to the paper board manufacturers as per the present practice. PPE shall be provided to all those working in high noise areas.

 

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

1.    Executive summary of the project.

2.    Photographs of the existing and proposed plant area

3.    Compliance to the conditions stipulated in the Environmental Clearance of existing plant. Recent monitoring report from SPCB, which shall include data on AAQ, water quality, solid waste etc. shall be submitted. 

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

5.    Coal linkage documents

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

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 10 Km 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, if any, 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 to scale using AutoCAD showing raw materials, fly ash and other storage plans, bore well or water storage, aquifers (within 1 km.) dumping, waste disposal, green areas, water bodies, rivers/ drainage passing through the project site should be included. Present land use based on satellite imagery. Study area should be 10 Km radius from the boundary of the plant.

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

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

12.  Raw material management plan including provision of wind curtain etc., to avoid blowing away of raw materials during summer/high winds.

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

14.  Chapter on Pulping & Bleaching should include: no black liquor spillage in the area of pulp mill; no use of elemental chlorine for bleaching in mill.

15.  Chapter on Chemical Recovery should include: no spillage of foam in chemical recovery plant, no discharge of foul condensate generated from MEE directly to ETP; control of suspended particulate matter emissions from the stack of fluidized bed combustion boiler through the installation of ESP and the complete economics of Chemical recovery plant.

16.  Details on Sodium balance

17.  Plan for installation of Fibre recovery system

18.  To set up effective Black Liquor separation system (from pulps), so as to obtain high solids in the black liquor and facilitating complete removal of black liquor from the pulp

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

48.  Details of ETP system as per the GANGA Basin Action Plan

49.  Management plan for Color in the effluents

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

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

52.  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.

53.  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.

54.  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.

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

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

57.  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.

58.  The photographs of progress with green belt development shall be submitted. 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.

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

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

61.  Occupational health:

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

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

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

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

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

63.  At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the Enterprise Social Commitment and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be included. Socio-economic development activities need to be elaborated upon. It is also suggested that a “Modern Hospital” facility should be created for the Public, the need for which is strongly felt.

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

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

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

           

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

 

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

 

34.2.11    Proposed Cement Plant of 3.6 MTPA Clinker, 5.5 MTPA Cement along with 100 MW Captive Power Plant at Village & Taluka Sedam, District Gulbarga in Karnataka by M/s Reliance Cement Company Pvt.  Limited - regarding TORs

 

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

 

34.2.12    Expansion of Integrated Steel Plant at Villages Ankulapaturu, Udatavaripalem, Kalavakonda, Mandal Chillakur, District SPS Nellore in Andhra Pradesh by M/s SBQ  Steels Limited- regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Pioneer Enviro Laboratories & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft TORs for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the steel plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in primary metallurgical industry under category-A of the Schedule of EIA notification 2006 and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) in the MoEF.

 

M/s SBQ Steels Limited is an existing plant, which is operating Sinter plant, Blast furnace, Ladle furnace, Rolling Mill and Oxygen plant in Villages Ankulapaturu, Kalavakonda & Udatavaripalem, Mandal Chillakur, District SPSR Nellore in Andhra Pradesh. It is proposed to enhance the Integrated Steel Plant capacities and installation of new beneficiation, pelletization Plants and lime kiln. The proposed expansion will be taken up in the existing plant premises and in the additional land adjacent to the existing plant site. Total land envisaged for the existing and expansion project is 743.23 acres and 33% of the total area will be developed under greenbelt. No National Park/Wild life sanctuary/Bird Sanctuary/Historic Place is located within 10 km radius of the project site. Upputeru River flows at 3.0 Kms distance from the plant. Pennaki pond is located at a distance of 6.0 Kms from the plant. UV palem PF, Momidi RF, Vallipedu RF are within 10 Kms from the plant. Since Harjanwada (Hamlet of Ankulapaturu village) is part of total land envisaged, it will be rehabilitated. Cost of the expansion project is Rs. 2,241.6 Crores.

 

The following are the production capacities of existing & expansion units:

 

S.

No

Unit

Product

Production Capacity

Existing capacity

(For which EC is obtained and under implementation stage)

Proposed expansion capacity

Total, after proposed expansion

1.             

Coke Oven Plant(Non -recovery)

Coke

200000 TPA

--

2,00.000 TPA

2.             

DRI Kiln

Sponge iron

1,20,000TPA

3,30,000 TPA

4,50,000 TPA

3.             

Cement Plant

Cement

2,90,000TPA

---

2,90,000TPA

4.             

Sinter Plant

Sinter

5,00,000 TPA

---

5,00,000 TPA

5.             

Blast Furnace

Hot metal /

pig iron

5,00,000 TPA

---

5,00,000 TPA

6.             

SMS

Billets / blooms

5,50,000 TPA

Reduction of 5,50,000 TPA to 4,00,000 TPA and additionally 6,07,500 TPA

10,07,500 TPA

7.             

Rolling Mill--Bar Mill

Bars

5,00,000 TPA

(reduced by 1,00,000TPA)

 

---

4,00,000 TPA

8.             

Captive Power Plant

Power

90 MW

45 MW

135 MW

9.             

Oxygen Plant

Oxygen

60000 TPA

60000 TPA

120000 TPA

10.           

Wire rod mill

Wire rods

---

4,00,000 TPA

4,00,000 TPA

11.           

Lime Kiln

Lime

---

60000 TPA

60000 TPA

12.           

Beneficiation Plant

Iron ore Concentrated

---

12,24,500 TPA

12,24,500 TPA

13.           

Pelletisation Plant

Pellet

---

12,00,000 TPA

12,00,000 TPA

14.           

Coal Gasifier - I

-

-

3* 3.4 M -

Double Stage

430,000 Nm3/day

15.           

Coal Gasifier - II

-

-

4* 3.4 M -

Double Stage

515,000 Nm3/day

             

Iron ore, coal, dolomite for sponge iron plant, Indian Coal / Imported Coal for power plant will be used as raw materials by proposed expansion. Iron ore will be sourced from Bellary, Karnataka from the Category A mines, for which the Hon’ble Supreme Court has given permission. Power requirement will be sourced from captive power plant. Railway siding is proposed up to the site for transportation of raw materials/dispatch of finished goods. Township for employees is envisaged in the proposed expansion.

 

             Sponge Iron will be manufactured in coal based Direct Reduction (DR) kilns.  Billets will be manufactured by melting in Induction furnace and casting in continuous casting machine. Rolled products (i.e. TMT Bars, Angels, Channels, Beams & Other Structural Steel and Special Alloy steels) will be manufactured in reheating furnace land coal fired rolling mill.  Waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB) and FBC boiler will be installed. 

 

The Iron Ore concentrate is taken to the proportioning section where Bentonite will be added. This proportioned mixture is fed to rotating drum, which thoroughly mixes the Ore and Bentonite. This mixture will be taken to the Ball mill where the mixture is thoroughly ground to desired fineness and moisture. This fine mixture will be taken in a surge bin from there it will be fed to Pelletiser through weigh feeders. From the Pelletiser, green pellets will be discharged on to a collecting conveyor which takes the product to the screening section. From the Roller Screen, charge of 8-16 fraction will be taken to the Traveling Grate Oven. The cooled pellets will be discharged from the annular cooler on a belt conveyor, which carries the final product to the silos or stock pile as the case may be, from where it will be dispatched to the customers. The exhaust waste flue gases from the sponge iron kilns will pass through waste heat recovery boilers (WHRB). FBC boiler will also be provided to generate steam by using char (solid waste from Sponge iron manufacturing) and coal as fuel. The steam generated from WHRB & FBC Boilers will pass through steam turbine and will be coupled to generator to generate 45 MW electricity. This power generated will be utilized for captive requirements of the Steel plant.

 

            Electrostatic precipitator (ESP) will be provided to DRI kiln and AFBC boiler to control particulate emissions within 50 mg/Nm3. Bag filters will be installed to control emissions from induction furnace and rolling mill.  Flue gases for DRI plant will be utilized in Waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB) and passed through ESP and then into atmosphere through ID fans and chimney.  Hot gases for DRI plant will pass through dust settling chamber (DSC) and after burning chamber (ABC), WHRB and stack. Fume extraction system with ID fan will be provided to IF. Dust suppression (chemical and dry fog type) will be provided to control emissions.  Bag filters will be provided to material handling areas, coal handling areas, crusher, stock house, cooler discharge area, screening area etc.

 

The water required for the proposed expansion will be 17,670 cum/day of water. This includes Make-up water for Cooling, make-up water for Boiler, DM Plant regeneration and for domestic water. Water required for the expansion project will be sourced from Yeruru tank which will be supplemented by water from Kandaleru Reservoir. As air cooled condensers are proposed, the water consumption for the power Plant will reduce drastically. Closed circuit cooling system will be adopted in sponge iron. The effluent from power plant will be treated in ETP and after ensuring compliance with APPCB norms, the treated effluent will be utilized for dust suppression, Ash conditioning and green belt development. Service water will be passed through oil separator to remove oil content in the effluent.  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. Rain water harvesting will be done.

            

Char generated from DRI process will be used in FBC boiler as fuel.  Slag generated from SMS will be used for road making and land filling.  Mill scales generated from the rolling will be reused in SMS. Tailings from pellet plant will be given to ceramic industry. Bottom ash will be used for low land filling. Fly ash from FBC power plant will be sold to fly ash brick manufacturers and cement grinding units. Waste oil and used batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers/re-processors. 

 

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

1.        Executive summary of the project.

2.        Photographs of the existing and proposed plant area

3.        Compliance to the conditions stipulated in the Environmental Clearance of existing plant. Recent monitoring report from SPCB, which shall include data on AAQ, water quality, solid waste etc. shall be submitted. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

19.      Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

31.      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.

32.      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.

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

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

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

36.      Air quality modeling for 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

40.      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.

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

42.      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.

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

44.      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.

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

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

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

48.      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.

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

50.      Optimization of water consumption per ton of steel.

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

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

53.      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.

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

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

56.      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.

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

58.      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.

59.      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.

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

61.      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.

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

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

64.      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.

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

66.      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.

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

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

69.      Occupational health:

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

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

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

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

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

70.      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.

71.      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.

72.      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.

73.      Public hearing issues raised and commitments made by the project proponent on the same should be included separately in EIA/EMP Report in the form of tabular chart. 

74.      Corporate Environment Policy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

34.2.13    Proposed Steel Plant at Jamuria Industrial Eastate, Dist. Burdwan, West Bengal by M/s. Shree Ramdoot Rerolling Mills Pvt. Ltd - 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 Terms of Reference for the preparation of EIA/EMP Report. The steel plants involving Primary Metallurgy are listed at S.No. 3(a) under category ‘A’ of Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) of MoEF.

 

M/s Shree Ramdoot Rerolling Mills Pvt. Ltd. have proposed for a Steel Plant at Jamuria Industrial Estate, District Burdwan, West Bengal. The proposed Plant will be installed within the already acquired land of approximately 23 acres, of which 33% area will be developed under green belt. The proposed project is not located within 10 km. of Critically Polluted Area. No National Park / Wildlife Sanctuary / Reserve Forest is located within 10 km. from the project site. Asansol town is around 13.5 kms. and Burnpur town is around 17 kms. from the project site. River Ajoy is flowing at 9 km distance. in north direction while Damodar River is passing at 9 kms. in south direction w.r.t. the project site. Total cost of the project is Rs. 130.8 Crores.  No litigation or Court Case is pending against the project and/or land.

 

The proposed units along with their capacities are as follows:

 

Unit

Configuration

Capacity

Product

Induction Furnace

2 X 12 T

65,000 TPA

Liquid Steel

Ladle Refining Furnace

1 X 25 T

64,000 TPA

Liquid Steel

AOD

1 X 35 T

84,000 TPA

Liquid Steel

Continuous Casting Machine

6 / 11 X 2

82,500 TPA

Steel Billets

Rolling Mills

 

80,000 TPA

Rolled Products

Ferro Alloy Plant

2 X 9 MVA

22, 855 TPA 15,599  TPA

Ferro Manganese

Silico Manganese

 

Sponge Iron, Scrap, Pig Iron, Quartzite, Manganese Ore, Dolomite and Coke Breeze will be used as the major raw materials in the plant process.  The total power requirement will be about 15 MW, which will be met from the West Bengal State Electricity Board. There will be emissions during handling of raw materials and products, which will be controlled by dust suppression system. All the transfer points will be provided with dry fogging system. The emissions from the production processes will be passed through bag filters to retain flue dust particles. The cleaned gases will be discharged to the atmosphere through stacks of adequate heights.

 

Total water requirement for the proposed project will be 30 m3/day, which will be met from the water supply system of Jamuria Municipality. Coaster water system will be designed for “Zero Discharge” wherein all discharges will be treated and reused in the plant. Mill scale and scraps, generated from the process would be used as raw materials in SMS. Slag generated from Induction Furnace, Ladle Refining Furnace & AOD will be used for roads and building construction. 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 sold to the brick manufacturers.

 

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

 

1.            Executive summary of the project.

2.            Photographs of plant area.

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

4.            Details regarding Coal linkage documents

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

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

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

8.            Location of national parks / wildlife sanctuary / reserve forests within 10 km. radius should specifically be mentioned. A map showing land use/land cover, 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, Chemical analysis of all the raw materials including Trace Elements and source along with mode of transportation should be included. All the trucks for raw material and finished product transportation must be “Environmentally Compliant”.

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 different units should be incorporated.

16.          Design details of all the units 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 Modeling 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.  Land filling is not allowed.

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

40.          Action 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.          Occupational health:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

It was decided that ‘TORs’ prescribed by the Expert  Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. Where the documents provided are in a language other than English, an English translation should be provided. The final EIA report shall be submitted to the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance. Public hearing is not required as per Para 7(i) III (b) of EIA Notification, 2006 as the project is located in notified industrial area.

 

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


 

34.2.14    Proposed Integrated Steel Plant (0.6 MTPA) at Village Kudatini, District Bellary, Karnataka by M/s Sathavahana Ispat Ltd. - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Pragathi Labs & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Secunderabad, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft TORs for preparation of EIA/EMP. All primary metallurgical industry are covered under Category A as per para 3(a) of the Schedule of the EIA notification 2006 and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) in the MoEF.

 

M/s Sathavahana Ispat limited have proposed for Integrated Steel Plant (0.6 MTPA) at Village Kudatini, District Bellary, Karnataka. Total project area is 384 acres, out of which existing coke oven plant is in 60 acres, new plant (integrated steel plant) require 137.2 acres and remaining land 186.8 acres is unused.  The total area under green belt will be 78.1 acres which is 33% of built up area. The total cost of project is Rs. 2,500 Crores.

 

Following are the details of existing and proposed facilities:

 

S. No.

Facility

Capacity

Existing

1

Coke Oven

3,00,000 TPA

2

Power plant

100 MW

Proposed

 

Sinter Plant

1,071,000 TPA

 

Blast Furnace

708,900 TPA of hot metal

 

Steel Melting shop

60 T capacity BOF

 

Continuous casting  plant and Ingot casting

  1. 59,300 TPA of ingots,
  2. 70,600 TPA of blooms
  3. 512,160 TPA of billets

 

Wire Rod & Bar Mill

500,000 TPA

 

Forge Shop

100,000TPA

 

Oxygen Plant

450TPD

 

Lime Plant

200TPD

 

Dolomite Plant

100TPD

 

Electrostatic Precipitator and dust extraction system will be provided to Sinter plant.  Gas Cleaning System comprising of dust collector, saturator and Ventury scrubbers, ESP & Dust extraction system will be provided to the Blast furnace, dust extraction systems and gas cleaning plant will be  provided in steel melting shop (Ladle furnace) and dust extraction systems will be  provided for  Continuous casting plant & Ingot casting Wire Rod Mill & Forge Shop. The emission of Particulate Matter in the flue gas from the stack will be controlled to less than 50 mg/Nm3. Adequate stack height will be ensured for wider dispersion of emissions.

 

The water requirement for proposed expansion is 5,849 m3/day and will be sourced from Tungabhadra River. Total 15.4 MGD water is allocated by water resources dept. The wastewater will be treated and reused for various plant operations. The sinter returns, BF dust & sludge, CCM scales & sludge, Mill scales and sludge from BOF will be used in sinter plant. The slag from BF and SMS will be sold to cement industries. The CCM scrap will be used in BOF.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

16.      Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

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

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.), if applicable, should also be included..

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

22.      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.

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

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

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

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

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

28.      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.

29.      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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

37.      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.

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

39.      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.

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

41.      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.

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

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

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

45.      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.

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

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

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

49.      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.

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

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

52.      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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

60.      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.

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

62.      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.

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

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

65.      Occupational health:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

69.      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.      Corporate Environment Policy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

            It was decided that  ‘TORs’ prescribed by the Expert  Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. Where the documents provided are in a language other than English, an English translation should be provided. The draft EIA/EMP report shall be submitted to Karnataka 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 along with public hearing proceedings.

 

34.2.15    Proposed 2.0 MTPA Integrated Steel Plant along with 500 MW Captive Power Plant and 0.5 MTPA Auto grade productions at Tangi Choudwar, District Cuttack in Orissa by M/s Amtek Metal & Mining Limited - regarding TORs reconsideration

 

            The above proposal was considered and discussed in the 30th and 32nd Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during November, 2011 and January, 2012. In the 32nd meeting, the Committee sought information regarding toposheet, revised plant lay out with no natural drainages through project site and an alternate site. The project proponent has submitted the toposheet and tried to justify that no natural drainages are passing through project site. The committee did not agree with the same.

 

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

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

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

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

6.        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.        Revised plant lay out by excluding part of the project site so that no natural drainage passes through the project site.

10.      Project site layout plan using AutoCAD 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.      Coordinates of the plant site as well as ash pond with topo sheet co-ordinates of the plant site as well as ash pond with topo sheet should also be included.

12.      Details and classification of total land (identified and acquired) 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 from the tribals, if tribal land has also to be acquired along with details of the compensation plan.

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

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

17.      Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

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

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

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

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

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

23.      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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

66.      Occupational health:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

70.      Public hearing issues raised and commitments made by the project proponent on the same should be included separately in EIA/EMP Report in the form of tabular chart. 

71.      Corporate Environment Policy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

            It was decided that  ‘TORs’ prescribed by the Expert  Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. Where the documents provided are in a language other than English, an English translation should be provided. The draft EIA/EMP report shall be submitted to Odisha 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 along with public hearing proceedings.

 

Any other Item

 

34.2.16    Expansion of Polyester chips and polyester filament yarn manufacturing unit at Village: Jolwa, Taluka Palsana, District Surat in Gujarat by M/s Garden Silk Mills Limited - regarding Amendment in environmental clearance

 

Environmental Clearance to the above proposal was accorded vide MoEF letter no. J-11011/124/2009- IA II (I) dated 10.6.2009. The project proponent requested for amendment in the above environmental clearance to increase the coal quantity and incorporate petcoke.

 

In the said environmental clearance, it is mentioned that fuel for the boiler would be 288-360 TPD of Imported/Indian coal. The quantity of coal proposed was based on the Gross Calorific Value (GCV), whereas in actuality the GCVs of Imported and Indian Coal are lesser than the assumed. Hence, the quantity of coal would increase from 410-450 TPD. It was also submitted that since the import of coal and coal mining is closed in monsoon season, there is fluctuation in coal availability and hence, it is proposed to use petcoke (20%) – 90 TPD as a fuel in combination with Lime (20% of pet coke) with normal Imported/ Indian coal/ 10% Lignite (328-360 TPD) as fuel for the CPP in the monsoon season.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended for amendment in the above environmental clearance to increase the requirement of coal and also use petcoke as above subject to submission of information regarding exit gas analysis.

 

34.2.17    Expansion of Pellet Plant (from 0.6 MTPA to 0.9 MTPA) and Captive Power Plant (from 20 MW to 44 MW) at Village Jamgaon, District Raigarh in Chhattisgarh by M/s MSP Steel & Power Limited - regarding Amendment in environmental clearance

 

Environmental Clearance to the above proposal was accorded vide MoEF letter no. J-11011/267/2007- IA II (I) dated 2.4.2009 and an amendment was issued vide letter of even no. dated 9.9.2010. The project proponent requested for amendment in the above environmental clearance for change in configuration of SMS and Inclusion of 4.5 MW Biomass based power plant in the Existing Plant. The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Pioneer Enviro Laboratories & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad also made a presentation before EAC. 

 

The environmental clearance and its amendment were accorded to the following capacities:  

 

Products

Capacity for which EC is granted on 2nd April 2009

(TPA)

Capacity implemented – CFE & CFO obtained from CECB (TPA)

Proposed Enhancement capacity

(TPA)

Total capacity after enhancement

(TPA)

Before EC

After EC

DRI

2,00,000

200,000

100,000

---

4,00,000

Ingots / Billets / Slabs

6,95,000

95,000

46,000

(1x18 MT)

---

6,95,000

Rolling Mill (Rolled Products)

4,80,000

80,000

1,28,000

---

4,80,000

 Pig Iron/Liquid metal

4,00,000

---

---

---

4,00,000

Sinter Plant

6,41,520

---

---

---

6,41,520

Coal Washery

7,20,000

---

3,60,000

---

7,20,000

Iron Ore benefication / Pellet Plant

6,00,000 **

---

3,00,000

3,00,000

9,00,000

Power Generation

52 MW

16 MW

8 MW

24 MW

76 MW

Power through Waste heat recovery

32 MW

16 MW

8 MW

--

32  MW

Power

20 MW *

(AFBC)

---

---

44MW – CFBC technology

(Instead of 20 MW AFBC as per earlier EC)

44  MW

 

Change in configuration of SMS

 

       The EC was accorded by MoEF for the SMS configuration of  1 x 18 MT Induction Furnace and  2 x 50 MT EAF for producing 6,00,000 TPA of ingots / billets in addition to the existing capacity of 95,000 TPA thus totaling the billets/ingots to 6,95,000 TPA.

       Due to techno economic considerations, the following configuration is proposed to produce Billets/ingots:

       2 x 35 MT EAFs  - 3,66,660 TPA

       3 x 15 MT Induction Furnaces  - 1,39,680 TPA

       1 x 8 MT Induction Furnace -  24,832 TPA 

 

       Existing capacity of IF is 95,000 TPA and the capacity of IF for which CFO was obtained is 46,000 TPA.

       Total capacity after change in configuration of SMS will be 6,72,172 TPA, whereas the total capacity permitted in the environmental clearance is 6,95,000 TPA.

 

Thus, by change in configuration of SMS, there will be reduction of capacities permitted earlier.

 

Inclusion of 4.5 MW Biomass based power plant in the Existing Plant

 

Ø  The company has obtained CFE from CECB for establishment of 4.5 MW Biomass based power plant vide order dated 09.10.2007  and subsequently CECB has accorded  Consent to operate for the Biomass based power plant vide letter dated 21.03.2011.

 

Ø  The 4.5 MW Biomass based power plant does not attract the provisions of EIA Notification, 2006 and it’s amendments. The proponent requested to include the 4.5 MW Biomass based power plant under the Existing Plant configuration.

 

Ø  At present, the existing total power plant capacity is 76.0 MW. Thus after inclusion of 4.5 MW biomass based power plant, the total capacity of power plant will be 80.5 MW.

 

            After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended for amendment in the above environmental clearance for change in configuration of SMS and Inclusion of 4.5 MW Biomass based power plant in the existing Plant.

 

34.2.18    Proposed Ferro Alloy Unit (5,000 TPA of Ferro Silicon Calcium/Ferro Silicon Manganese/Ferro Silicon) at Plot No. 18/S & 17/N, Heavy Industrial Area, Hathkhoj, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh by M/s Sarthak Metals Marketing Private Limited - regarding amendment in TORs

 

            M/s Sarthak Metals Marketing Private Limited were accorded ToRs for preparation of EIA/EMP Report for their proposed Ferro Alloy Unit in Hathkhoj, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh vide MoEF letter no. J-11011/304/2011- IA II (I) dated 9.9.2011. In the said letter, there was an error w.r.t the quantities of the products proposed to be manufactured. Hence, the project configuration shall be corrected as above and the ToRs dated 9.9.2011 shall remain the same.

 

34.2.19    Mini Integrated Steel Plant (Sponge Iron, Induction Furnace, Rolling Mill, Ferro Alloy Plant and Captive Power Plant (WHRB & AFBC)) at Village Temtema, Tehsil Kharsia, District Raigarh, Chattisgarh by M/s. Sky Alloys & Power (P) Ltd. - regarding amendment in Environment  Clearance

 

Environmental Clearance to the above proposal was accorded vide MoEF letter no. J-11011/380/2009- IA II (I) dated 22.12.2010. The project proponent requested for amendment in the above environmental clearance for installation of 12 MW FBC based power plant instead of 15 MW FBC based Power Plant and clubbing the flue of 12 MW FBC power plant with 2 x 100 TPD DRI plant with WHRB stack instead of clubbing with 35 MW FBC power plant. The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Pioneer Enviro Laboratories & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad also made a presentation before EAC.   

 

The environmental clearance was accorded to the following capacities: 

 

S.No.

Details

Installed capacity Units

Annual Production

1.     

Sponge Iron

4 x 100 Tons/ Day

120000 TPA

2.     

Induction Furnace

10 x 3 Tons

100000 TPA

3.     

Rolling Mill

1 x 300 Tons/ Day

100000 TPA

4.     

Ferro Alloys Unit

 

2 X 9 MVA

Fe-Mn

:

30000 TPA

Fe-Si

:

9600 TPA

Si-Mn

:

21700 TPA

5.     

POWER (WHRB)

4 x 2 MW

8 MW

6.     

POWER (FBC)

1 x 15 MW & 1 x 35 MW

1.    W

 

            It was submitted that, due to certain techno-commercial considerations, 12 MW Power plant is commercially more viable than 15 MW Power plant and hence, requested permission for same. As per the environmental clearance, the following stacks were proposed.

 

S.No.

Details

Installed capacity

Units

Nos./ Height of stack

1.     

Sponge Iron

4 x 100 Tons/ Day

2 nos. each of  60 meters

2.     

Induction Furnace

10 x 3 Tons

2 nos. each of 30 meters

3.     

Rolling Mill

1 x 300 Tons/ Day

1 of 40 meters

4.     

Ferro Alloys Unit

2 X 9 MVA

1 of 30 meters

5.     

POWER (WHRB)

4 x 2 MW

Nil

6.     

POWER (FBC)

1 x 15 MW &

1 x 35 MW

1 of 80 meters

 

            It is now proposed to club the flue of 12 MW FBC power plant with the stack (Twin flues) 2 x 100 TPD DRI plant with WHRB stack instead of clubbing with 35 MW FBC power plant. Hence, the combined stack with 3 flues (12 MW FBC & 2 x 100 TPD DRI Kilns) is proposed for effective dispersion of emissions into the atmosphere.  A stack of 75 m will be provided to this combined stack with 3 flues, instead of 60 m of stack to 2 x 100 TPD DRI Kilns. It was also submitted that there will not be any change in the height of stack attached to 35 MW FBC based power plant & it will remain 80 m only and  there will not be any change in the Stack & configurations of other units.

 

The following is the Final Configuration & Position of stacks:

 

S.No.

Details

Installed capacity

Units

Nos./ Height of stack

Status

1.     

Sponge Iron + Power Plant

(WHRB & 12 MW FBC)

2 x 100 TPD Sponge +

4 MW WHRB Power Plant +12 MW FBC Power Plant

1 no.  75 m

(with 3 flues)

Changed

2.     

Sponge Iron

2 x 100 Tons/ Day

1 of 60 m

Unchanged

3.     

Induction Furnace

10 x 3 Tons

2 each of 30 m

Unchanged

4.     

Rolling Mill

1 x 300 Tons/ Day

1 of 40 meters

Unchanged

5.     

Ferro Alloys Unit

2 X 9 MVA

1 of 30 meters

Unchanged

6.     

POWER (WHRB)

4 x 2 MW

Nil

---

7.     

POWER (FBC)

1 x 35 MW

1 of 80 meters

Unchanged

 

            After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended for amendment in the above environmental clearance for installation of 12 MW FBC based power plant instead of 15 MW FBC based Power Plant and clubbing the flue of 12 MW FBC power plant with 2 x 100 TPD DRI plant with WHRB stack instead of clubbing with 35 MW FBC power plant.

 

 

34.2.20    Expansion of Paper Production Capacity (from 1,56,000 TPA to 3,21,000 TPA) and installation of New Captive Co-generation Power Plant (40 MW) at Unit Ballarpur, District Chandrapur in Maharashtra by M/s Ballarpur Industries Limited - regarding Transfer of Environmental Clearance

 

The above proposal was considered in the 29th Meeting of the EAC (Industry-1) held during 24th - 25th October, 2011. The committee has sought a detailed application and undertaking by both the parties i.e. BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited (BGPPL) and Avantha Power & Infrastructure Limited (APIL) w.r.t their relative stakes, environmental liabilities, land requirement, water requirement, green belt, compliance to the environmental clearance conditions, environment cell etc.

 

The following documents were submitted. The PP and their consultant, M/s JM EnviroNet Pvt. Ltd. also made a presentation before the EAC.   

·         Application from BGPPL for transfer of Environmental Clearance from Ballarpur Industries Limited to BGPPL for Paper & Pulp unit.

·         Application from APIL for transfer of Environmental Clearance from Ballarpur Industries Limited to APIL for Captive Power Plant.

·         Joint Undertaking of BGPPL and APIL

·         Joint Undertaking of BILT and APIL for unit Ballarpur.

·         Joint Undertaking of BILT and BGPPL for unit Ballarpur.

·         Layout Plan of BGPPL & APIL for unit Ballarpur

·         Copy of High Court Judgment for demerger of Bilt Power Limited from Ballarpur Industries Limited

·         Copy of High Court Judgment for demerger of BGPPL from BILT.

 

It was submitted that, reorganization took place in the BILT group. The scheme of arrangement & reorganization between BILT & BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited (BGPPL) was then approved by the Hon’ble High Court of Maharashtra (Nagpur Branch). As per this scheme, all assets, properties (movable or immovable), rights, liabilities, debts, duties, obligations, employees, licenses, permits, approvals, consent, sanctions & other authorization in relation to unit Ballarpur, stand vested & transferred to BGPPL. Further, the Captive Power Plant assets of the BILT were demerged & have been renamed as Avantha Power & Infrastructure Limited (APIL). APIL’s Captive Power Plant continues to be the source of power for BGPPL’s Pulp & Paper Unit. The environmental clearance already granted for the Ballarpur Unit comprising of the 1) Paper & Pulp Plant & 2) Captive Power Plant stands valid for the existing capacities. No increase in Capacity, No change in area is proposed. The Compliance Report for the same are being submitted to the concerned authorities.

 

The EC granted for Ballarpur unit (Pulp and Paper unit & Captive Power Plant) is requested to  be divided into two parts with new ownerships, as below : -

 

Unit

Name of the Plant

Capacity

EC to be transferred to

Location

1.

Paper & Pulp unit

3.21 Lac TPA

BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited (BGPPL).

PO Ballarpur Paper Mill, Ballarpur, District Chandrapur, Maharashtra

2.

Captive Power Plant

67.5 MW

Avantha Power & Infrastructure Limited (APIL)

 

The relative stakes of BGPPL and APIL w.r.t project area, green belt, project cost, water requirement, Pollution Control Measures/EMP, environment cell, rain water harvesting, CSR activities etc. were also submitted.

 

After detailed deliberations, the committee has recommended the transfer of Environmental Clearance accorded to M/s Ballarpur Industries Limited to BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited (BGPPL) for Paper & Pulp Plant and Avantha Power & Infrastructure Limited (APIL) for the Captive Power Plant subject to the specific and general environmental conditions.

 

34.2.21    Expansion of Pulp and Paper Plant (Additional 2 Lakh TPA) and Captive Power Plant (30 MW) at MIDC Industrial Area, Unit- Bhigwan, District Pune in Maharashtra by M/s Ballarpur Industries Limited - regarding Transfer of Environmental Clearance

 

The above proposal was considered in the 29th Meeting of the EAC (Industry-1) held during 24th - 25th October, 2011. The committee has sought a detailed application and undertaking by both the parties i.e. BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited (BGPPL) and Avantha Power & Infrastructure Limited (APIL) w.r.t their relative stakes, environmental liabilities, land requirement, water requirement, green belt, compliance to the environmental clearance conditions, environment cell etc.

 

The following documents were submitted. The PP and their consultant, M/s JM EnviroNet Pvt. Ltd. also made a presentation before the EAC.   

·         Application from BGPPL for transfer of Environmental Clearance from Ballarpur Industries Limited to BGPPL for Paper & Pulp unit.

·         Application from APIL for transfer of Environmental Clearance from Ballarpur Industries Limited to APIL for Captive Power Plant.

·         Joint Undertaking of BGPPL and APIL

·         Joint Undertaking of BILT and APIL for unit Bhigwan.

·         Joint Undertaking of BILT and BGPPL for unit Bhigwan.

·         Layout Plan of BGPPL & APIL for unit Bhigwan.

·         Copy of High Court Judgment for demerger of Bilt Power Limited from Ballarpur Industries Limited

·         Copy of High Court Judgment for demerger of BGPPL from BILT.

 

It was submitted that, reorganization took place in the BILT group. The scheme of arrangement & reorganization between BILT & BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited (BGPPL) was then approved by the Hon’ble High Court of Maharashtra (Nagpur Branch). As per this scheme, all assets, properties (movable or immovable), rights, liabilities, debts, duties, obligations, employees, licenses, permits, approvals, consent, sanctions & other authorization in relation to unit Ballarpur, stand vested & transferred to BGPPL. Further, the Captive Power Plant assets of the BILT were demerged & have been renamed as Avantha Power & Infrastructure Limited (APIL). APIL’s Captive Power Plant continues to be the source of power for BGPPL’s Pulp & Paper Unit. The environmental clearance already granted for the Ballarpur Unit comprising of the 1) Paper & Pulp Plant & 2) Captive Power Plant stands valid for the existing capacities. No increase in Capacity, No change in area is proposed. The Compliance Report for the same are being submitted to the concerned authorities.

 

The EC granted for Bhigwan unit (Pulp and Paper unit & Captive Power Plant) is requested to  be divided into two parts with new ownerships, as below : -

 

Unit

Name of the Plant

Capacity

EC to be transferred to

Location

1.

Paper & Pulp unit

4.0 Lac TPA

BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited (BGPPL).

MIDC Industrial area, Bhigwan, Pune, Maharashtra

2.

Captive Power Plant

60 MW

 

Avantha Power & Infrastructure Limited (APIL)

 

The relative stakes of BGPPL and APIL w.r.t project area, green belt, project cost, water requirement, Pollution Control Measures/EMP, environment cell, rain water harvesting, CSR activities etc. were also submitted.

 

After detailed deliberations, the committee has recommended the transfer of Environmental Clearance accorded to M/s Ballarpur Industries Limited to BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited (BGPPL) for Paper & Pulp Plant and Avantha Power & Infrastructure Limited (APIL) for the Captive Power Plant subject to the specific and general environmental conditions.

 

34.2.22    Expansion of Steel Plant at Milestone No. 310 of NH No. 8 A, Village Samakhyiali, Taluka Bhachau, Kutch, Gujarat by M/s. Electrotherm India Ltd.- regarding Bifurcation/transfer of  Environmental Clearance

 

Environmental Clearance to the above proposal was accorded vide letter no. J-11011/899/2008- IA II (I) dated 27.1.2010. The project proponent requested for the transfer of the Environmental Clearance of DI pipes, Blast Furnace and Sinter Plant to M/s Shree Ram Electro Cast Ltd., a subsidiary of the company M/s. Electrotherm India Ltd. As a matter of strategic business opportunity and as a part of the restructuring exercise of Electrotherm India Ltd.’s business, the above transfer is proposed. Electrotherm India Ltd. has entered into a Business Transfer Agreement with Shree Ram Electro Cast Ltd. on 14.11.2011 for the above transfer. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the transaction on 16.2.2012 under the provisions of Competition Act, 2002.

 

The comparative statement/break up of various features is given below.  

 

Feature

Steel Plant (except DI pipes, Blast Furnace and Sinter Plant) by M/s Electrotherm India Ltd.

DI pipes, Blast Furnace and Sinter Plant by M/s Shree Ram Electro Cast Ltd.

Status of Environmental Clearance

Obtained

Obtained in the name of M/s Electrotherm India Ltd. as part of the Steel Plant

 

Project Area

5,27,579 Sq.m

4,90,621 Sq.m

Green belt

 

1,58,2741 Sq.m

1,47,186 Sq.m

Water

 

4 MLD

2 MLD

Source of Water

Gujarat Water Infrastructure Ltd.

Gujarat Water Infrastructure Ltd.

Power

40 MW

20 MW

Source of Power

Paschim Gujarat Vij Co. Ltd. and CPP

Paschim Gujarat Vij Co. Ltd.

 

After detailed deliberations, the committee has recommended the transfer of Environmental Clearance accorded to M/s. Electrotherm India Ltd. for DI pipes, Blast Furnace and Sinter Plant to M/s Shree Ram Electro Cast Ltd. subject to the specific and general environmental conditions.

 

34.2.23    Integrated Steel Plant (3.0 MTPA) along with 300 MW Captive Power Plant at Godapiasal, Paschim Medinipur in West Bengal by M/s JSW Steel Ltd. - regarding transfer of Environment Clearance to Group Companies

 

The above proposal was considered in the 28th Meeting of the EAC (Industry-1) held during 26th & 27th September, 2011. The Committee noted that environmental clearance was granted for the Steel plant and the Captive Power Plant. Now, the company proposes to segregate the clearance for the Captive Power Plant to the special power company which may not remain captive to the JSW Bengal Steel Limited for the 3.0 MTPA Integrated Steel Plant. Therefore, the Expert Appraisal Committee did not accede to the request of M/s JSW Steel Limited for transfer of environmental clearance accorded on 19.02.2008 to M/s JSW Steel Limited for setting up of 3.0 MTPA Integrated Steel Plant along with 300 MW captive power plant at Godapiasal, Paschim Medinipur in West Bengal to JSW Bengal Steel Limited for 3.0 MTPA Steel Plant and to M/s JSW Energy (Bengal) Limited for 300 MW captive power plant for implementation.

The PP vide letter dated 13.2.2012 has submitted that JSW Energy (Bengal) Ltd., the company formed for implementation of the 300 MW Captive Power Project, has now been converted into a wholly owned subsidiary of JSW Bengal Steel Ltd. Certified copies of the Board Resolutions of the erstwhile JSW Energy (Bengal) Ltd and JSW Bengal Steel Limited for transfer of shares for making the above change were enclosed. It was also submitted that formation of another company for implementation of the power project is solely for ease of financing and for selecting and retaining the people having the requisite skill set and expertise in implementing and then running an utility sized power plant and the promoters have no intention to convert it into an IPP at a later stage.

 

The following documents were submitted. The PP has also made a presentation before the EAC.   

 

1)    Coal Supply Agreement between WBMDTC and JSWEBL

 

2)    Environmental compliance report in respect of EC conditions, CTE conditions and PH concerns

 

3)    Statement showing likely changes in the Project Parameters and Environmental Impacts arising from the proposed transfer of the Steel Plant and the Power Plant

 

4)    The Environmental Clearance no. J-11011/37/2007-1A II (I) dated 19.02.2008, accorded to JSW Steel Limited for setting up of an 3 MTPA Integrated Steel Plant along with a 300 MW coal-based Captive Power Plant at Godapiasal, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal

 

5)    The Development Agreement dated 11.01.2007 signed with the GOWB, West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation Limited (WBIDC) and the West Bengal Mineral Development and Trading Corporation Limited (WBMDTC). As per this agreement, JSW Steel Ltd. was required to form an SPV with equity participation of WBIDC and WBMDTC for setting up of the project

 

6)    Incorporation details of JSW Bengal Steel Limited, the Articles of Association and the Memorandum of Understanding, etc.

 

7)    Consent to Establish issued by WBPCB

 

8)    Letters of allocation for Land and Water by GOWB

 

9)    The Board Resolution by JSW Steel Ltd for transfer of Environmental Clearance obtained for the 3 MTPA Integrated Steel Plant to JSW Bengal Steel Ltd and the 300 MW Captive Power Plant to JSW Energy (Bengal) Limited

 

10) The Board Resolution by JSW Bengal Steel Ltd. resolving to make JSW Energy (Bengal) Ltd. its wholly owned subsidiary

 

11) The Board Resolution by JSW Energy (Bengal) Ltd. resolving to make it a wholly owned subsidiary of JSW Bengal Steel Ltd.

 

12)  Copies of affidavits by both JSWBSL and JSWEBL to abide by all the clauses in the original Environmental Clearance

 

13)  Layout maps of ISP and CPP

 

14)  Agreement between JSWBSL and JSWEBL for supply of 698 m3/hr of water from JSWBSL source to JSWEBL

 

15) Report on  CSR - Interventions and Initiatives

 

16)  Agreement between JSWBSL and JSWEBL for sale of capacity and energy produced at the 300 MW CPP to the former

 

17) Organizational Charts of Environment Management Cells of JSWBSL & JSWEBL

 

The relative stakes of JSW Bengal Steel Limited and JSW Energy (Bengal) Limited w.r.t project area, green belt, project cost, water requirement, Pollution Control Measures/EMP, environment cell, rain water harvesting, CSR activities etc. and the anticipated environmental impacts were also submitted. The discussion and deliberations on the subject matter could not be completed and it was decided that the matter shall be taken up in the next meeting.


34.2.24     Expansion of Integrated Steel Plant by installing Sponge Iron Plant (2x100 TPD) along with Captive Power Plant from (30 MW to 90 MW) at Villages Ankulapaturu & Udathavaripalem, Mandal Chillakur, District SPSR Nellore in Andhra Pradesh by M/s SBQ Steels Limited - regarding amendment in Environmental Clearance

 

Environmental Clearance to the above proposal was accorded vide MoEF letter no. J-11011/567/2009- IA II (I) dated 6.5.2011. The project proponent requested for amendment in the above environmental clearance for change in stack height for 2 x 90 TPD Kiln as 60 m instead of 100 m as per notification vide no. GSR 414 (E) dated 30-05-2008 and for installation of 85 TPD of Lime Kiln. 

 

M/s SBQ Steels Limited obtained environmental clearance from State Level Environmental Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA), Andhra Pradesh, for the following units, vide letter No. SEIAA / AP / NLR – 6/08 -1526 dated 30-8-2008.

Unit # 1

S. No

Unit

Capacity

1.

Coke oven plant (Non-recovery)

2,00,000 TPA

2.

Sponge Iron

60,000 TPA

3.

Cement plant

2,90,000 TPA

4.

Electricity

20 MW

 

They also have obtained environmental clearance from MoEF for the following units, vide letter No.  J-11011/1301/2007-IA-II(I) dated 13-06-2008.

 

Unit # 2

S. No

Unit

Capacity

1.

Sinter Plant

5,00,000 TPA

2.

Blast Furnace

5,00,000 TPA

3.

Energy Optimization Furnace

5,90,000 TPA

4.

Ladle Refining Furnace

5,75,000 TPA

5.

Vacuum degassing unit

2,50,000 TPA

6.

Continuous casting machine

2 Twin Strand Bloom -3,25,000 TPA

Billet casting lines – 2,25,000 TPA

7

Rolling mill

2x 2,50,000 TPA

8

Captive power plant

(Based on Blast Furnace gas)

10 MW

9

Oxygen plant

200 TPD

 

Subsequently, the PP have approached the Ministry for expansion of DRI Plant and Power plant and have requested to issue a consolidated environmental clearance for the total project including expansion of DRI and Power Plant. Accordingly, MoEF issued a consolidated environmental clearance vide letter No. J-11011/567/2009-IA-II (I) dated 06-05-2011.

 

In the environmental clearance issued by SEIAA, for Unit # 1, stack height of 100 m was stipulated for 2 x 90 TPD DRI plant. In the EIA report also, it was proposed to install stack of 100 m height as per the stipulations of APPCB at that time. For the same unit, APPCB has stipulated stack of 60 m height in the CFE, as per the notification vide No. GSR 414 (E) dated 30-05-2008. However, environmental clearance for Unit # I, has been issued prior to said Notification of MoEF. The PP approached the SEIAA, AP for amendment of Stack height as per the notification mentioned above. The  SEIAA, AP has issued a letter to approach MoEF for amendment of the same as both the Environmental Clearances issued for Unit # I and Unit # II are merged.

 

In view of above, it is requested for change in stack height for 2 x 90 TPD Kiln as 60 m instead of 100 m as per notification vide no. GSR 414 (E) dated 30-05-2008. In addition, the company has proposed to install 85 TPD of Lime Kiln to meet the requirement of Lime in energy optimization Furnace, which has already been installed. As per the EIA Notification 2006, installation Lime Kiln does not require Environmental Clearance.

 

            After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended for amendment in the above environmental clearance due to change in stack height for 2 x 90 TPD Kiln as 60 m instead of 100 m as per notification vide no. GSR 414 (E) dated 30.05.2008 and for installation of 85 TPD  Lime Kiln. 

 

30th March, 2012

 

Proposals for Environmental Clearance

 

34.3.1       Expansion of Ferro Alloy Plant (Fe-Mn & Si-Mn) by installing 5.5 MVA SAF at Mouza Nacrajoria, PS Salanpur, Dist. Burdwan, West Bengal by M/s. Hira Concast Limited -  Environmental Clearance

 

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

 

34.3.2       Expansion of  Mini Integrated Steel Plant by installation of Iron Ore Beneficiation & Pelletization Unit at Village Uliburu, Barbil, P.O. Nalda, District Keonjhar, Orissa by M/s Beekay Steel and Power Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Pioneer Enviro Laboratories & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (ToRs) awarded during the 30th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 28th – 29th November, 2011 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the steel plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in primary metallurgical industry under category-A of the Schedule of EIA notification 2006 and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) in the MoEF.