Final Minutes of the 22nd Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 18th & 19th April, 2011 at 7th Floor, Core VIII, CEC, ONGC Conference Hall, SCOPE Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110 003.

 

 22.0       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.

 

22.1        Confirmation of the Minutes of the 21st Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 25th - 26th March, 2011

 

The minutes of the 19th, 20th and 21st Meetings of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on  22nd - 23rd February, 2011, 12th March and 25th - 26th March, 2011 were confirmed.

 

22.2.0     Consideration of the Projects

 

18th April, 2011

 

Proposals for Environmental clearance

 

22.2.1     Proposed Titanium Sponge Unit (500 TPA) at 202, Block-18, Panmana, Karunagappally, Chavara, Dist-Kollam, Kerala by M/s Kerala Minerals and Metals Limited – regarding Environmental Clearance

 

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

 

22.2.2     Proposed Asbestos Cement pipes and sheets manufacturing Unit (Asbestos Cement Sheet - 1,25,000 TPA and Asbestos Cement Pressure Pipe - 1,00,000 TPA) at “Pandaul Industrial Area” under Bihar Industrial Area Development Authority (BIADA) Village Sagarpur, Tehsil Hati, District Madhubani in Bihar by M/s A Infrastructure Limited – regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s J.M Environet, Gurgaon, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 13th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 26th – 28th August, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP Report. All the Asbestos Fibre Sheet Manufacturing Cement Plants have been listed at Sl. No. 4(c) of Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 as Category ‘A’ and have to be appraised at the Centre.

 

M/s A Infrastructure Limited (AIL) have proposed for Asbestos Cement Pressure pipes and sheets manufacturing Unit (Asbestos Cement Sheet 1,25,000 TPA and Asbestos Cement Pressure Pipe 1,00,000 TPA) at “Pandaul Industrial Area” under Bihar Industrial Area Development Authority (BIADA) Village Sagarpur, Tehsil Hati, District Madhubani in Bihar. The total area required for the proposed project is 6.91 Ha, which is acquired and 2.28 ha (33 % of total project area) will be developed as green belt/plantation. No National Park, Wildlife sanctuary, Tiger/Elephant reserve, Reserved/Protected Forest are present within the study area of 10 Km. radius. Total estimated cost of the project is Rs 90.0 Crores and Rs. 4.5 Crores & Rs. 18 Lakhs will be earmarked towards capital cost & recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures. 

 

Chrysotile asbestos, Ordinary Portland cement would be used as raw materials. Raw asbestos fibre received in pressure packed sealed bags will be fed to bag opening device (BOD) which cuts the bag automatically and transfers the fibre to lump breaker and empty bags to shredder machine. The milled fibre in wet condition is transferred to fibre silo through a bucket elevator and drawn from its bottom automatically to a weighing hopper before mixing with water, cement & fly ash in the subsequent equipment. Thus, the asbestos fibre will be handled in pneumatically closed loop.

 

              All the sections of plant viz. BOD, Shredder machine, Cement & Fly ash silos, cement & fly ash hoppers & turbo mixer are connected to dust collection system. Stack of adequate height as per CPCB norms will be provided for dispersion of pollutants. Ambient air quality and stack emissions will be regularly monitored to ensure the ambient air quality standards 

 

The water requirement for the proposed project is 500 m3/day which will be met from the bore well. As per the letter no. CGWB/MER/CGWA/2010-101 dated 23.01.2011, Pandaul Block, with stage of groundwater development as 51 % comes under the safe block category as per the Ground Water Resource Estimation (2004) and hence, NOC from CGWA is not required. Zero effluent discharge will be practiced by recycling the process waste water for dust suppression, plantation etc. and domestic waste water will be disposed off in soak pit via septic tank.    

 

No solid waste will be generated in the manufacturing process. Dust collected from air pollution control equipment will be 100% recycled in process. Cuttings in wet form will be directly fed to the main process whereas dry cuttings will be initially wet ground and then recycled back in the process. The solid waste generated such as pipe & sheet cuttings, rejects, dust from bag filters and empty asbestos bags after shredding will be recycled and reused in the manufacturing process.

 

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

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to submission of information regarding chemical characteristics of RSPM, which has been submitted and the stipulation of following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

ix.          Total water requirement from ground water shall not exceed 500 m3/day. All the recommendations of the State Ground Water Department, Govt. of Bihar shall be implemented in time bound manner.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

22.2.3     Expansion of Cement Grinding Unit (1.0 MTPA to 2.5 MTPA) at Sindri Cement Works, District Dhanbad in Jharkhand by M/s ACC Limited- regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s EMTRC, Delhi, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 5th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 24th – 25th November, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP Report. The stand alone Cement Grinding Units are listed at S.No. 3(b) under Category ‘B’ and should have been appraised by the SEIAA/SEAC, Jharkhand but due to non-existence of the same in the State of Jharkhand, proposal is appraised by Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) in the Ministry.  

 

M/s ACC Limited have proposed for expansion of Cement Grinding Unit from 1.0 MTPA to 2.5 MTPA at Sindri Cement Works, ACC Limited, Village Sindri, Tehsil & District Dhanbad, Jharkhand. No additional land is proposed for the proposed expansion at Sindri Cement works and green belt will be developed in 33 % of the total area. No national park/wildlife sanctuary/biosphere reserve is located within 10 km radius of the proposed site.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 300.0 Crore.  Rs. 25.0 Crores and Rs. 1.5 Crore will be earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.  

 

Clinker, Gypsum, Slag, Coal and Rice husk are the major raw materials that would be used. Clinker will be sourced from various existing integrated cement plants of M/s ACC. The primary source will be the integrated unit located in the District West Singhbhum, Jharkhand, namely Chaibasa Cement Works. Slag will be sourced from steel plant in Bokaro, Jharkhand and also from other sources like East Singhbhum, Jharkhand. Gypsum will be sourced from Rajasthan or Bhutan and coal from E.C.L., Asansol and Meghalaya. Vertical Roller Mill will be used for grinding the cement, which is the energy efficient technology for the production of cement compared to conventional technology. The energy savings in grinding by this technology will be 20 % over conventional technology. The project envisages use of slag as additive reducing the pollution caused by blast furnace slag. 

 

The atmospheric emissions generated will be in the form of stack emissions from the cement mills and packing plant. It will be controlled with high efficiency air pollution control devices (like bag filter) and wet dust suppression methods.  Dust collection system and water spray system will be provided to control the fugitive emissions. The plant will incorporate latest microprocessor based DCS system to control pollution. All the storages will be covered and handling of bulk materials to minimize fugitive dust emissions. Mechanized/ pneumatic systems are proposed for unloading and conveying of slag.  All the transfer points in conveying systems, unloading stations and storage systems will be provided with dust extraction system with bag filter dust collectors with outlet emissions below 50 mg/Nm3.

 

The cement grinding is a dry process and no water is required for process. The water requirement is for cooling, gardening, drinking etc. which will be 40 m3/day. The water recirculation is required to meet the evaporation losses in the cooling circuit. The only waste water generated is from the domestic usage in the plant and colony. Domestic sewage will be treated in STP. Treated sewage water will be used for dust suppression and green belt development. No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted.

 

All the dust generated will be recycled /reused in the process itself. No solid waste is generated in the process.

 

The power requirement after the proposed expansion is about 20 MW, which will be sourced from Damodar Valley Corporation.

 

Public hearing / public consultation meeting was conducted by the Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board on 10th January, 2011. The Committee deliberated upon the issues raised during the public hearing including, provision of employment to the locals, self employment to women, health facilities, electricity, water conservation measures etc. and have been incorporated in the final EIA/EMP report.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to submission of modified lay out plan which has been submitted and the following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  vii.        Total ground water requirement for the cement plant shall not exceed 40.0 m3/day and necessary permission for the drawl shall be obtained. Efforts shall be made to further reduce water consumption by using air cooled condensers. All the treated wastewater should be recycled and reused in the process and/or for dust suppression and green belt development and other plant related activities etc. No process wastewater shall be discharged outside the factory premises and ‘zero’ discharge should be adopted. 

 

 viii.        Efforts shall be made to make use of rain water harvested. If needed, capacity of the reservoir shall be enhanced with minimum 2 months storage of rain water to meet the maximum water requirement. Only balance water requirement shall be met from other sources.

                                                      

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

 

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

 

  1. All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 10th January, 2011 should be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar.

 

  xii.          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 Bhubaneswar. Implementation of such program should be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

22.2.4     Expansion of Billet Manufacturing Unit from 66,000 MTPA to 1,50,000 TPA) with Captive Power Plant (10 MW) at DAG No. 144, Patta No.16, Mouza Sila Sendurighopha, Village Mahekhaiti Amingaon, District Kamrup, Assam by M/s Brahmaputra TMT Bars Limited – regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s EnVision Enviro Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Surat 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 10th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 17th – 18th May, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP Report. All the Billet Manufacturing Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) (c) in Secondary Metallurgical Industries under Category ‘B’ and appraised at the Central level but due to absence of SEIAA/SEAC in Assam, proposal is appraised at the Central level. 

 

M/s Bramhaputra TMT Bars Ltd. have proposed for expansion of Billet Manufacturing Unit from 66,000 MTPA to 1,50,000 TPA) with Captive Power Plant (10 MW) at DAG No. 144, Patta No.16, Mouza Sila Sendurighopha, Village Mahekhaiti Amingaon, District Kamrup in Assam. Total existing project area is 6,694 m2 and additional 20,006.20 m2 private land will be acquired. Green belt will be developed in 33% area. PAs have informed that no reserve forest/national parks/wildlife sanctuary is located within 10 km radius. A copy of ‘consent to establish’ accorded by Assam Pollution Control Board vide letter no WB/KAM/T-212/06-07/50/750 dated 19th July, 2006 is submitted. Guwahati town is at 20 km. and Brahmaputra River is at 2.5 km from the project site.  No rehabilitation is involved. Total cost of the project is Rs. 92.24 Crores.  Rs. 130.0 laks and Rs. 20.0 lakhs are earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost/annum for pollution control measures.

 

Following facilities will be installed:

 

S.

N.

Production Facilities

Production

Capacities

Power Availability per day

Production per annum (MT)

A.

Existing

 

 

 

1.

Induction furnaces (4 Nos)

3 NOS= 8 T &

1 NO= 15 T

8 Hrs

66,000

B.

Proposed

 

 

 

1.

Induction Furnace (4 Nos.)

3 NOS = 8 T &

1 NO = 15 T

24 Hrs

1,50,000

2.

CPP (Coal based)

10 MW

NA

792 Lakh KWH p.a.

 

M.S. Steel Scrap / Pig Iron / CI scrap, sponge iron, Fe-Mn, Fe-Si and Aluminium Sheet will be used as raw materials for billets manufacturing unit. Coal and limestone will be used as raw material for captive power plant. Coal (46,000 TPA) will be sourced from Meghalaya through e-auction.

 

           Presently, ingots/billets are manufactured in steel melting shop by induction melting process in moulds in the form of ingots and/or casting of billets in continuous casting machines. Sponge iron / DRI, scrap, cast and pig iron will be used as raw material in the induction furnace. Captive power plant [(Atmospheric Fluidized Bed Combustion (AFBC, 1x10 MW)] boiler will also be installed to generate power. Water cooled condenser and de-mineralized water system will also be provided. 

           

High efficient electrostatic precipitator will be provided to AFBC boiler.  Bag filters will be provided to the induction and ladle furnace and clean gas will be exhausted to atmosphere through induced dust (ID) fan and a chimney (30 m) to control emission within 50 mg/Nm3.

 

Total Water requirement will be 480.8 m3/day, of which 113.42 m3/day water will be required for the expansion and will be sourced from bore wells. Permission for the drawl of 480.8 m3/day of ground water is accorded by the CGWA vide letter no. 21-4(28)/CGWA/ NER/2010 dated 16th March, 2010.  Acidic and alkaline effluent from cation and anion units of DM Plant will be neutralized in neutralization tank.  Boiler blow down will be neutralized in the neutralization tank before mixing with other effluent streams.  After neutralization, these two effluents will be mixed with cooling tower blow down in a common effluent pond. The treated effluent will be used for dust suppression and green belt development. Sewage waste water will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted.

 

            Fly ash and bottom ash from the captive power plant would be provided to cement plants.  Dry pneumatic conveying system will be installed and stored in fly ash silos. Slag from Induction furnace will also be provided to cement manufacturers.  Iron and steel filling will be recharged to induction furnace as scrap. Mill scales will be generated from the continuous casting machine. Waste oil and used batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers / re-processors.

 

            Power (10 MW) will be sourced from captive power plant and 4 MW will be sourced from State Electricity Board. Coal, LDO and HSD will be used as fuel. DG sets (2x750 KVA) will be used for power back up.

 

Public hearing / public consultation meeting was conducted by the Pollution Control Board, Assam on 14th December, 2010. The Committee deliberated upon the issues raised during the public hearing including, provision of pollution control measures, green belt development, CSR activities etc. and have been incorporated in the final EIA/EMP report.

 

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

 

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

                                               

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

 

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

 

4.    Dust suppression system and bag filters shall be installed to control the fugitive dust emissions at conveyor and transfer points, product handling, loading and unloading points.

 

5.    Total water requirement after expansion shall not exceed 480.8 m3/day.

 

6.    Efforts shall further be made to use maximum water from the rain water harvesting sources.  Use of air cooled condensers shall be explored and closed circuit cooling system shall be provided to reduce water consumption and water requirement shall be modified accordingly. All the effluent should be treated and used for ash handling, dust suppression and green belt development.  No effluent shall be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge shall be adopted. Sanitary sewage should be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.

 

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

 

  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 Shillong, SPCB and CPCB within 3 months of issue of environment clearance letter.

 

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

 

10.  All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 14th December, 2010 shall be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same shall be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Shillong.

                                                   

11.  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 Shillong. Implementation of such program should be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

 

22.2.5     Proposed Ferro Chrome (High Carbon) Plant (1x9 MVA; SAF 13,360 MTPA) at Village Kapursingh, P.S. Gurudijhatia, Tehsil Athagarh, District Cuttack in Odisha by M/s Grids Steel & Alloys Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

            The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Visiontek Consultancy Services, Pvt. Ltd., Bhhubaneswar 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 9th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 7th – 8th April, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP Report. All the Ferro Chrome plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Primary Metallurgy Industries under Category ‘A’ and appraised at the Central level.  

 

          M/s Grids Steel & Alloys Limited have proposed for the Ferro Chrome Plant (1x9 MVA; SAF, 13,360 MTPA) at Kapursingh, P.O. Oranda, P.S. Gurudijhatia, District Athagarh, District Cuttack, Orissa. The total project area is 30.0 acres of which green belt will be developed in 10 acres of area. No R & R is involved. No national parks/wildlife sanctuary is located within 10 km of radius. Oringa reserve forest is located at 1.5 km distance from the project site. Total cost of the project is Rs. 33.48 Crores. Rs. 184 Lakhs and 37 Lakhs/annum are earmarked for capital cost and recurring cost towards the pollution control measures.

 

Submerged Arc Furnace (1x9 MVA) will be installed to produce high carbon Ferro Chrome (13,360 TPA). Chrome ore fines (26,000 TPA), Chrome ore hard lumps (5,500 TPA), Chrome ore friable lumps 1,700 TPA), Quartzite (9,500 TPA), Low ash metallurgy coke (6,700 TPA), Coal (4,000 TPA), Hydrated lime 1,300 TPA), Magnesite (700 TPA), Molasses (1,300 TPA), Electrode paste (300 TPA) will be used as raw materials.  Raw material along with reductant and fluxes will be charged to the submerged ore furnace and melted at high temperature. Molten ferro chrome and slag will be formed. A briquetting plant (200 TPA) will be installed to dry briquettes lime and molasses will be used in the briquetting plant.

 

Bag filters with hoods, ducts ID formed stack of adequate height will be provided to the submerged arc furnace to control emissions within 50 mg/Nm3. Fume extraction system comprising of hood, ducting system, bag filter and chimney to discharge clean air into the environment will be provided. Water sprinkling will be done to suppress fugitive emissions.  Internal roads will be made black topped. Dry fog system will be adopted to control fugitive emission in screening plant and at transfer points

 

The water requirement of 183m3/day will be met from the ground water source. Permission from CGWA for drawl of ground water has been obtained. Cooling water system will be provided to the SAF and no effluent will be discharged outside the premises.  Service water will be passed through oil separator to remove oil content in the effluent and used for plantation.  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.

  

            Flue dust will be supplied to briquetting plants. TCLP test will be carried out for Ferro chrome slag and will be disposed accordingly. 1.0 acre of land is reserved for solid waste disposal. Sludge (1 TPA) will be generated from settling tank and septic tank. Waste/used/spent oil (5 KLPA) and used batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers/re-processors.

  

Silencers will be provided to modulate noise. Acoustic enclosures will be provided to D.G. sets. Power (9 MW) will be sourced from CESCO Ltd.

 

Public hearing / public consultation meeting was conducted by the Odisha State Pollution Control Board on 10th October, 2010. The Committee deliberated upon the issues raised during the public hearing including, provision of pollution control measures, proper site development, water conservation measures, employment to locals, green belt development, development of roads, health facilities etc. and have been incorporated in the final EIA/EMP report.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to submission of 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.

 

5.    The total water requirement shall not exceed 183 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. Regular monitoring of influent and effluent surface, sub-surface and ground water shall be ensured and treated wastewater shall meet the norms prescribed by the State Pollution Control Board or described under the E(P) Act whichever are more stringent. Leachate study for the effluent generated and analysis should also be regularly carried out and report submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar, SPCB and CPCB.

                         

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

 

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

 

  1. All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 10th October, 2010 should be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar.

 

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

 

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

 

 

22.2.6     Proposed 2x6.5 MVA Ferro Alloy Plant (Fe- Mn: 28,000 TPA, Si-Mn: 19,000 TPA; Fe-Si: 9,300 TPA) at Village Fouzpur, Taroda (B) Grampanchayat, Mandal Jainath, District Adilabad in Andhra Pradesh by M/s Balaji Electro Smelters Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Global Enviro Labs, Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded in the 16th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 22nd - 23rd November, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP reports. The Ferro Alloy Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Primary Metallurgy Industries under Category ‘A’ of the schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level. 

      

M/s. Balaji Electro Smelters Limited have proposed for the Ferro Alloy Plant (2x6.5 MVA) at Village Fouzpur, Taroda (B) Grampanchayat, Mandal Jainath, District Adilabad in Andhra Pradesh. Total land acquired is 8.5 acres and an area of 2.8 acres has been earmarked for green belt development. No rehabilitation and resettlement is involved. No national park and wild life sanctuary is located within 10 km radius. Two forests viz. Yapalguda RF, Hattighat Forest area are located within 10 km radius of the project site. Total cost of the project is Rs. 24.0 Crores.  Rs 1.45 Crore and Rs. 40.0 Lakhs are earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum respectively for environmental pollution control measures.   

 

No ferro-chrome will be manufactured. Manganese ore, quartz, coke, electrode paste and manganese slag will be used as raw materials. The pet coke will be purchased from the local market.

 

Fume extraction and cleaning system with bag filters will be provided to control particulate emissions below 50mg/Nm3 from furnace. The fugitive emissions from the submerged electric arc furnaces through hoods and fume extraction system comprising of bag filters. The emission will be dispersed through stack of 33 m height. Dust emissions will be controlled by water spraying generated due to vehicular movement. 

 

Water requirement of 100 m3/day will be met from the ground water source. No effluent will be generated from the ferro alloy plant due to adoption of closed circuit cooling system. The treated effluent will be used for dust suppression and green belt development. Sanitary waste water will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted. Rain water harvesting through recharge pits, trenches, dug wells, hand pumps and recharge shafts will be carried out to recharge the ground water.

           

Ferro-Manganese slag will be used as raw material for manufacture of Silico-Manganese. Slag from Silico-Manganese will be separated for metal contents in the jigging plant & remaining will be used in the manufacturing of Paver blocks, designer tiles & hollow blocks, which are produced in the industry’s own unit located in Yavatmal. Ferro - silicon slag will be used in the road formations & filling of low lying areas.   

            

Power requirement will be 5 MW and sourced from Andhra Pradesh State Electricity Board grid. The company has proposed to undertake measures for occupational health and safety hazards.

 

Public hearing for the project was held on 9th March, 2011. The issues raised during the public hearing were regarding socio economic development, provision of the employment to the local villagers, measures to prevent pollution and its impacts on surround areas, source of coal and raw material etc. and have been incorporated in the final EIA / EMP report.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee desired the submission of information regarding modified lay out plan with a provision of water reservoir and minimum 20 m width green belt; chemical characterization of raw materials; chemical characterization of slag during the operational phase shall be done; and OHS management plan and CSR action plan and 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 100 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).

 

  1. All the 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 9th March, 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.

 

14.  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 (need based) 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.

 

22.2.7     Proposed 2x6 MVA Ferro Alloy Plant (Fe- Mn: 30,000 TPA, Si-Mn: 25,000 TPA) at Village Nishanghat, Arli Grampanchayat, Mandal & District  Adilabad in Andhra Pradesh by M/s Sharanya Natural Resources & Infra Projects Pvt. Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Global Enviro Labs, Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded in the 16th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 22nd - 23rd November, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP reports. The Ferro Alloy Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Primary Metallurgy Industries under Category ‘A’ of the schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level. 

       

M/s. Sharanya Natural Resources & Infra Projects Pvt. Limited have proposed for the Ferro Alloy Plant (2x6.5MVA) at Village Nishanghat, Arli Grampanchayat, Mandal & District Adilabad in Andhra Pradesh. Total land requirement is 9.0 acres and an area of 3.0 acres has been earmarked for green belt development. No rehabilitation and resettlement is involved. No national park and wild life sanctuary is located within 10 km radius. Yapalguda Reserved Forest is located within 10 km radius of the project site. No ferro-chrome will be manufactured. Manganese ore, quartz, coke, electrode paste and manganese slag will be used as raw materials. The pet coke will be purchased from the local market. Total cost of the project is Rs. 17.50 Crores.  Rs 1.40 Crore and Rs. 40.00 Lakhs are earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum respectively for environmental pollution control measures.   

 

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

 

Water requirement of 80 m3/day will be met from the ground water source. No effluent will be generated from the ferro alloy plant due to adoption of closed circuit cooling system. The treated effluent will be used for dust suppression and green belt development. Sanitary waste water will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted. Rain water harvesting through recharge pits, trenches, dug wells, hand pumps and recharge shafts will be carried out to recharge the ground water.

           

Ferro-Manganese slag will be used as raw material for manufacture of Silico-Manganese. Slag from Silico-Manganese will be used in the road formations & filling of low lying areas.

   

            Ambient noise levels will be in accordance with MoEF notification dated 14th February, 2000 i.e. noise level < 75 dB (A) during day time and <70 dB(A) during night time. Power requirement will be 5 MW and sourced from Andhra Pradesh State Electricity Board grid. The company has proposed to undertake measures for occupational health and safety hazards.

 

Public hearing for the project was held on 9th March, 2011. The issues raised during the public hearing were regarding socio economic development, provision of employment to the local villagers, measures to prevent pollution and its impacts on surround areas, source of coal and raw material etc. and have been incorporated in the final EIA / EMP report.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee desired the information regarding modified lay out plan with a provision of water reservoir and minimum 20 m width green belt; chemical characterization of raw materials for all the sources; chemical characterization of slag during the operational phase shall be done; OHS management plan and CSR action plan and recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to the following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

  1. As per the commitment submitted, 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 80 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).

 

  1. All the 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 9th March, 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.

 

14.  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 (need based) 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.

 

22.2.8     Proposed 200 TPD Cement Grinding Unit at Village Medo, District Lohit in Arunachal Pradesh by M/s Lohit Industries - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Green Tech Environmental Engineer & Consultants, Guwahati, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded by SEAC, Arunachal Pradesh vide letter No. For (Env)-04/2010/SEAC/412-18 dated 25th June, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP Report. The stand alone Cement Grinding Units are listed at S.No. 3(b) under Category ‘B’ and should have been appraised by the SEIAA/SEAC, Arunachal Pradesh but due to non-existence of the same currently, proposal has been appraised by Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) in the Ministry.  

 

M/s Lohit Industries have proposed for 200 TPD Cement Grinding Unit at Village Medo, District Lohit in Arunachal Pradesh. The total project area is 33,940 m2 and Green belt will be developed in 33 % of the total area. No national park/wildlife sanctuary/biosphere reserve is located within 10 km radius of the proposed site.  Clinker, gypsum and fly ash are the major raw materials that would be used. Clinker will be sourced mainly from NE states, gypsum will be sourced from Eastern Bhutan and fly ash will be sourced from NTPC, Farraka, West Bengal. Total cost of the project is Rs. 11.39 Crores.  Rs. 45.0 lakhs and Rs. 8.5 lakhs will be earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.  

 

The major source of air pollution will be particulate matter, which will be controlled by installing bag filters. Loading and unloading of raw materials will be done in covered area. The raw materials will be stored in covered area and transported through covered conveyors. Bag filters will be provided for the packing section. Sprinkling of water will be done to suppress dust emissions.

 

The cement grinding is a dry process and no water is required for process. The water requirement is for cooling, domestic purpose, gardening and dust suppression. The water requirement will be 1 m3/day and will be sourced from the bore well and rain water harvesting. The only waste water generated is from the domestic usage and the sewage will be disposed to soak pit through septic tank.

 

There will not be any generation of solid waste except cement and dust. All the solid waste collected in the dust collection systems will be recycled in the respective sections of the plant. Hence, no solid waste is generated in the manufacturing process.

 

D.G set will be kept in acoustic enclosure. Ear muffs will be provided to the workers and regular maintenance of machineries will be done to minimize the noise generation. The power requirement for the proposed project will be 1 MVA units per day and will be sourced from Arunachal Pradesh State Electricity Board.

           

             The proposal was exempted from public hearing by categorizing in B-2 category due to use of energy efficient technology, no clinker manufacturing at the proposed site, no sensitive area within 10 km. radius, ‘zero’ effluent discharge, utilization of all the solid waste in the process itself including fly ash etc.

 

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

 

      i.        Continuous stack monitoring facilities to monitor gaseous emissions from all the stacks shall be provided. Particulate emissions shall be controlled within 50 mg/Nm3 by installing adequate air pollution control system viz.  Bag filters and stacks of adequate height etc. Data on ambient air, fugitive and stack emissions shall be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Shillong, 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 ground water requirement for the cement plant shall not exceed 1.0 m3/day and necessary permission for the drawl shall be obtained. Efforts shall be made to further reduce water consumption by using air cooled condensers. All the treated wastewater should be recycled and reused in the process and/or for dust suppression and green belt development and other plant related activities etc. No process wastewater shall be discharged outside the factory premises and ‘zero’ discharge should be adopted. 

 

 viii.        Efforts shall be made to make use of rain water harvested. If needed, capacity of the reservoir shall be enhanced with minimum 2 months storage of rain water to meet the maximum water requirement. Only balance water requirement shall be met from other sources.

                                                      

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

 

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

 

   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 Shillong. Implementation of such program should be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

 

Proposal for TORs

 

22.2.9       Proposed expansion of Cement Plant from 0.66 MTPA to 1.0 MTPA along with expansion of lime stone mining from 0.12 MTPA to 1.45 MTPA at Village Malkhed, District Gurbarga in Karnataka by M/s South India Cements Limited – TORs reg.

 

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

 

M/s. South India Cements Ltd. is an existing plant having cement plant (0.066 MTPA) & limestone mining (0.12 MTPA)  set up in 1989 at Malkhed Village, Sedam Taluk, Gulbarga District, Karnataka. The unit has total  64.73 ha land area in their possession. There is no increase of mining lease area in expansion project. The plant became sick in November, 2005 due to financial constraints. New management has taken over the plant and would like to revive the existing plant operations and to implement the expansion proposal. Nearest village is Anand Nagar at a distance of 1.0 Km. from the cement plant and 1.5 Kms. from the mine area. Method of mining will be mechanized opencast. There is no agriculture activity in the vicinity of Mining Lease Area. There are no Wildlife Sanctuaries/Bird Sanctuaries / National Parks within 10 Km radius. Kagna river flows at a distance of 6.8 Kms. from the plant site.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 218 Crores.

 

Following is the Cement plant configuration:

 

Sl. No.

Product

Capacity

Existing

Expansion

After Expansion

1

Limestone

0.12 MTPA

1.33 MTPA

1.45 MTPA

2

Clinker

0.080 MTPA

1.13 MTPA

1.21 MTPA

3

Cement

0.066 MTPA

0.934 MTPA

1.0 MTPA

 

Following is Mineral reserves details :

 

S.No.

Product

Total reserve available in the ML area

Reserve excavated during

the period 1996 to October 2005 and non mineable reserves

Available mineable reserves 

1

Limestone

33.033 MT

5.20 MT

27.833 MT

 

Limestone (1.45 MTPA), Laterite (0.16 MTPA), Coal (0.20 MTPA), Gypsum (0.08 MTPA), Fly ash (0.34 MTPA) as raw material for the proposed plant. Coal will be sourced from Singareni Collieries Limited.

 

ESP will be installed to Cooler to bring down the particulate matter less than 50mg/Nm3. Bag house will be installed to Kiln raw mill and coal mill to bring down the particulate matter less than 50mg/Nm3. An interlocking system will be provided to the ESP  in such a way that whenever the ESP fails, then the raw material feed to the kiln  will be stopped through software based PLC system. The unit will restated only when the pollution control system is rectified.

 

Water required for proposed expansion of mining and cement plant will be sourced from mine pit / Ground water resources. Water requirement proposed expansion of limestone Mining activity will be 65 m3/day. Water requirement proposed expansion of Cement will be 1,000 m3/day. Consent for discharge of effluent under the water (prevention and control of pollution) Act has been submitted 8th June, 2010.

 

Dust is the being largest air pollutant in the mining operations. This is being controlled by dust suppression with the help of water sprinklers, providing dust collectors, wet drilling, wetting of blasted muck pile, avoiding blasting during high wind periods, avoiding overloading of dumpers,  Pre wetting of blasting site, controlling speed of dumpers / trucks on haul roads, regular grading & compaction of haul roads and service roads.        

 

The dust collected in the ESP & Bag filters in the cement plant will be totally recycled in the process. Around 97.0 acres of green belt will be development in the plant premises.

 

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

 

1.    Executive summary of the project

2.    Photographs of the existing and proposed plant area.

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

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

5.    A copy of documents regarding coal linkage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

16.  Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

30.  A write up on use of high calorific hazardous wastes from all the sources in kiln and commitment regarding use of hazardous waste should be included.

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

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

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

34.  Air quality modelling for all the plants proposed including mine for specific pollutants needs to be done. APCS for the control of emissions within 50 mg/Nm3 should be included. Cumulative impacts of cement plant, Captive Power Plant and mines located at a distance of 2.0 km  on the ambient air quality shall be assessed. Stack emissions data of the existing plant. AAQ data for the cement plant line-I for a period of three years and three months for  the cement line-II.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

55.  Action plan for solid/hazardous waste generation, storage, utilization and disposal. A note on the treatment, storage and disposal of all type of solid waste should be included. End use of solid waste viz. fly ash etc. and its composition should be covered.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

TORs for Mines:

 

1.     The proposal for mining will be considered only if Mining Plan and Mining lease approval from the IBM and State Govt. is included in the final EIA/EMP.

2.     The study area should comprise of 10 km zone around the mine lease from lease periphery. 

3.     Land use of the study area delineating forest area, agricultural land, grazing land, wildlife sanctuary and national park, migratory routes of fauna, water bodies, human settlements and other ecological features.

4.     Land use plan of the mine lease area should be prepared to encompass pre-operational, operational and post operational phases. 

5.     Location of National Parks, Sanctuaries, Biosphere Reserves, Reserve Forest, Wildlife corridors, within 10 km of the mine lease should be clearly indicated.  A location map duly authenticated by Chief Wildlife Warden should also be provided in this regard. Necessary clearance, if any, as may be applicable to such projects due to proximity of the ecologically sensitive areas as mentioned above should be obtained from the State Wildlife Department/ Chief Wildlife Warden under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 and copy furnished.

6.     A detailed biological study for the study area [core zone and buffer zone (10 km radius of the periphery of the mine lease)] shall be carried out. Details of flora and fauna, duly authenticated, separately for core and buffer zone should be furnished based on field survey clearly indicating the Schedule of the fauna present. In case of any scheduled-I fauna found in the study area, the necessary plan for their conservation should be prepared in consultation with State Forest and Wildlife Department and details furnished. Necessary allocation of funds for implementing the same should be made as part of the project cost. 

7.     Impact of change of land use particularly agriculture land and gaucher / grazing land, if any. 

8.     R & R plan / compensation details for the project affected people, if any. 

9.     Collection of one season (non-monsoon) primary baseline data on ambient air quality, water quality, noise level, soil and flora and fauna.  Site-specific meteorological data should also be collected.  The location of the monitoring stations should be justified.

10.  Air quality modeling should be carried out for prediction of impact of the project on the air quality of the area. It should also take into account the impact of cement plant, captive power plant, lime stone mine and movement of vehicles for transportation of mineral. The details of the model used and input parameters used for modeling should be provided. The air quality contours may be shown on a location map clearly indicating the location of the site, location of sensitive receptors, if any and the habitation. The wind roses showing pre-dominant wind direction may also be indicated on the map.

11.  The water requirement for the project, its availability and source to be furnished. A detailed water balance should also be provided.  Fresh water requirement for the project should also be indicated. 

12.  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.

13.  Necessary clearance from the Competent Authority for drawl of 15,800 m3/day water from River Lilagar and sump for the project should be provided. 

14.  Details of water conservation measures proposed to be adopted in the project.

15.  Impact of the project on the water quality both surface and groundwater should be assessed and necessary safeguard measures, if any required should be provided.

16.  Details of rainwater harvesting proposed, if any, in the project area to be provided. 

17.  Information on site elevation, working depth, groundwater table should be provided both in AMSL and BGL.  A schematic diagram may also be provided for the same.  In case the working will intersect groundwater table, a detailed hydro-geological study should be undertaken and report furnished. 

18.  Quantity of solid waste generation to be estimated and details for its disposal and management be provided.

19.  The reclamation plan, post mine land use and progressive greenbelt development plan should be prepared in tabular form (prescribed format) and submitted.  

20.  Impact on local transport infrastructure due to the project. Projected increase in truck traffic as a result of the project in the present road network (including those outside the project area) and whether it is capable of handling the increased load.  Arrangement for improving the infrastructure, if contemplated including action to be taken by other agencies such as State Government, if any, should be covered.

21.  Details of the infrastructure facilities to be provided for the mine workers.

22.  Conceptual post mine land use and Reclamation and Rehabilitation of mined out area (with plans and with adequate number of sections).

23.  Phase-wise plan of greenbelt development, plantation and compensatory afforestation clearly indicating the area to be covered under plantation and the species to be planted. The details of plantation already done should be given. 

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

25.  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. 

26.  Measures of socio-economic influence to the local community proposed to be provided by project proponent.  As far as possible, quantitative dimension to be given. 

27.  Detailed environmental management plan to mitigate the environmental impacts which, should inter-alia also include the impact due to change of land use, due to loss of agricultural land and grazing land, if any, besides other impacts of the projects should be provided. 

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

29.  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. 

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

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

 

22.2.10    Enhancement of Cement plant (Clinker from 4200 TPD to 4500 TPD) at Chilamkur Village, Yerraguntla Mandal, Y.S.R. District in Andhra Pradesh by M/s India Cement Limited.- TORs reg.

 

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

 

 

M/s. India Cement Ltd. is an existing plant having clinkering and cement plant at Chilamkur Village, Yerraguntla Mandal, Y.S.R. District in Andhra Pradesh. Now they propose to enhance the clinker production capacity from 4200 TPD to 4500 TPD  by optimization of production  by debottlenecking. Nearest village Chilamakur is at a distance of 1.9 Kms. from the proposed project site. No national parks / biosphere reserves / ecologically sensitive areas are located within 10 km radius of the project area. Total land in their possession is 579.88 Acres. This proposed capacity enhancement of Clinker will be taken up within the existing plant premises only. There will not be any additional Investment for the proposed Optimization of production by debottlenecking project. Public hearing for the existing plant was held on 29th March, 2007 under the   14th September 2006 EIA Notification.

 

Following is the plant configuration

                                                                    

Product

Existing (TPD)

Enhancement (TPD)

After Enhancement (TPD)

Clinker

4200

300

4500

Cement

5000

NIL

5000

 

Limestone (6060 TPD), Iron ore (275 TPD), Laterite / Bauxite (235 TPD), Coal (575 TPD) will be used as  total raw material after enhancement of clinkering unit.

 

Water required for the proposed enhancement will be 133 m3/day which will be sourced from Pennuru river. The additional water requirement for the proposed enhancement project will also be met from Penneru river. Govt. of Andhra Pradesh has granted permission to draw 4500 m3/d of water from the river.

 

The dust collected in the APCS will be recycled in to the process. Hence there will not be any Solid waste generation from the process due to the proposed enhancement. There will not be any Hazardous waste generation from the process due to the proposed enhancement.

 

About 223 acres of area has already been developed under green belt.

 

The Committee noted that No additional land is required for the proposed capacity enhancement, no additional plant & machinery is required, the present proposal is to achieve higher clinker Production by debottlenecking, enhancement in Clinker production capacity of around 7.0 % of existing capacity using energy efficient technology, low ash Imported Coal, zero effluent discharge, entire solid waste will be utilized in the process itself.

 

The Committee noted that there will be no increase in air pollution, marginal increase in wastewater generation, no additional investment required.  Committee suggested that prospective plan to replace the existing plant with a new one considering the excess energy being used by the existing plant may be submitted.

 

Compliance to the EC conditions issued by the Ministry vide J-11011/513/2007 dated 30th November, 2007 was submitted. Stack monitoring report carried out on 27.10.2010 by APPCB was also placed before the Committee.  Ambient Air Quality Monitoring has also been carried out by third party.

 

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

 

1.      Executive summary of the project.

2.      Photographs of the proposed plant area.

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

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

5.      A copy of the notification issued by the Govt. of H.P indicating that the location of the project is in notified industrial area.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

32.    Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

41.    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.

42.    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.

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

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

 

The Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) decided that PAs may be communicated the above ‘TORs’ for the preparation of EIA/EMP. As soon as the EIA/EMP report is prepared, the same should be submitted by the PAs to the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance.

After detailed deliberations committee opined that public hearing may be exempted under 7 (II) of the EIA Notification, 2006 if project authorities install air cooled condensers  for bag house so as to reduce the water consumption

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

 

22.2.11    Proposed Steel Complex at Village Dhunaburu, District Saraikela- Kharsawan in Jharkhand by M/s Centom Industries Limited  –TORs reg

 

The Project authorities and their consultant Environ India, Kolkata, West Bengal 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. This category of project is listed at S.N. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgy Industry under Category A and appraised at the Central level. 

            M/s Centom Industries Limited have proposed for the Steel Complex 2 X 300 TPD Sponge Iron Plant (Sponge Iron : 600 TPD), 1 X 20 MW Captive Power Plant, 2 X 7.5 MVA Submerged Arc Furnace (FeSi : 11,540 TPA) and 50,000 Bricks/day Fly Ash Brick Plant  at Village Dhunaburu, P.S. Chandil, District  Saraikela – Kharsawan, Jharkhand. The land area required for the project is 120 acres. Green belt will be developed over an area of 40 acres. No rehabilitation and resettlement is involved. No national parks/wild life sanctuary/reserve forests are located within 10 km radius.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 310.00 Crores. Rs. 20.00 Crores and Rs. 2.30 Crores has been earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum respectively for environmental pollution control measures.

             Iron Ore (2,75,000 TPA), Coal (2,85,000 TPA), Dolomite (4,100 TPA), Quartz (22,500 TPA), Pet Coke (15,000 TPA), Mill Scale (2,500 TPA), Fly Ash (88,000 TPA), Sand / Stone Powder (40,000 TPA), Lime (24,000 TPA) and Gypsum (8,000 TPA) will be used as raw materials.

Electrostatic precipitator will be installed with the Sponge Iron Plant & AFBC Boiler based power plant to control particulate matter emission. Cyclone cum Bag filter system with spark arrestor, ducting, valves, ID fans will be provided to control emissions from furnace. The clean gas will be released to the atmosphere by the ID fans through chimney. Dust suppression system will be provided to control dust emission. Covered conveyor belt will be used for transfer of materials. Raw material will be stored in covered Silos. Stack emission will be maintained below 50 mg/Nm3.

 Makeup water requirement will be 540 m3/d and will be sourced from River Subarnarekha. The treated effluent will be used for dust suppression and green belt development. Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank. No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and zero discharge method will be adopted.

            Fines collected at Bag filter (Submerged Arc Furnace) & ESP (Sponge Iron Plant & AFBC Boiler) from will be recycled in the respective process. Ash generated in the CPP will be used for making Fly Ash Bricks.

Green belt will be developed in 33% area i.e. 40 acres. Power (18 MVA) will be sourced from CPP/ Jharkhand State Electricity Board. D G Set of 2 x 250 kVA will be installed to over come with the power failure.

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

 

1.        Executive summary of the project

2.        Photographs of the plant area.

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

4.        Documents regarding firm Coal linkage

5.        Detailed lay out plan of the project area

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13.      Residential colony shall be located in upwind direction.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

22.2.12    Expansion of Ferro Alloy Plant from 27 TPD to 54 TPD at Sarandi Industrial Area, Tehsil Waraseoni, District Balaghat in Madhya Pradesh by M/s Ramnik Power & Alloys (P) Limited - regarding TORs

 

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

 

M/s. Ramnik Power & Alloys (P) Limited have proposed for capacity expansion project  of Ferro Alloy (Ferro Manganese and Silico Manganese)  from 27 TPD to 54 TPD at Sarandi Industrial Area, Village Sarandi, Tehsil Waraseoni District Balaghat in Madhya Pradesh. Presently, the unit has 1 x 6 MVA (submerged Arc Furnace) Ferro alloy plant & 6 MW Biomass based power plant. Now for expansion, additional 2 x 6 MVA submerged Arc Furnace has been proposed. The expansion will be carried out within the existing plant premises. The total land area required is 10 Acres of which 33% of the area i.e. 3.5 acres area will be developed under green belt. No national park/wildlife centuries/biosphere reserves is located within 10 km. radius of the project site. Raw Materials required will be manganese ore (151 TPD),  quartz (13.3 TPD) , Iron Chips (6.5 TPD), pet coke etc. Total cost of the project (existing and proposed) is Rs. 48.83 Crore. Rs. 2.5 Crores and Rs. 60 lakhs has been earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum respectively for environmental pollution control measures.

 

Fume extraction system with bag filters will be provided to control the fugitive emissions from submerged electric arc furnaces. ESP and appropriate stack height shall be installed for 6 MW Biomass based power plant.

 

Water requirement of 50m3/day will be sourced from the ground water.  Permission for water drawl from Central Ground Water Authority for drawl of 602m3/d has been obtained for existing project and for proposed expansion. There is no industrial effluent generation from proposed project. However, domestic effluent will be treated through septic tanks followed by soak pits.  Zero effluent  discharge will be adopted. Waste water generated from CPP will be 43.6 m3/d which shall be used for ash conditioning, quenching purpose at existing ferro alloy plant. Water harvesting structure  has been constructed and 1,50,000 m3/annum of water shall be harvested through this structure.

 

Slag from ferro manganese will be recycled in the manufacturing of silico manganese and  slag from silico manganese  will be utilized in back filling and filling material in fly ash bricks.

 

Total power requirement will be 10 MW, out of which 5.2 MW power will be made  available from  captive biomass based power plant and remaining 4.8 MW will be drawn from MPSEB Grid. Unit will operate 350 days in a year.

 

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

 

1.            Executive summary of the project.

2.            Photographs of the existing and proposed plant area.

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

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

5.            Detailed lay out plan of the project

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

32.          Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Public hearing shall be exempted if project authorities submits a Copy of Notification declaring the area falls under ‘Notified Industrial Area’.

 

22.2.13    Proposed 3 x 7 MVA capacity Ferro Alloy Plant to manufacture the Ferro Manganese (45,200 TPA), Silico Manganese (31,000 TPA) & Ferro Silicon (15000 TPA) along with 50 MW Coal based TPP at Sy. No. 7/B1, 7/A2, 7/A3, 7/B3, 7/C3, 7/2/A of Hattighat Village,  Jainath Mandal in Adilabad District Andhra Pradesh by M/s. G.S. Biotech Limited – TORs Reg.

 

The Project authorities and their consultant  M/s Global Enviro Labs, Hyderabad, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft Terms of Reference for the preparation of EIA/EMP. The Ferro Alloy Plants are listed at S.N. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgy Industry under Category A and appraised at the Central level. 

M/s. G.S. Biotech Limited have proposed to set up the 3 x 7 MVA capacity Ferro Alloy Plant to manufacture the Ferro Manganese (45,200 TPA), Silico Manganese (31,000 TPA) & Ferro Silicon  (15000 TPA) along with 50 MW Coal based TPP  at Sy. No. 7/B1, 7/A2, 7/A3, 7/B3, 7/C3, 7/2/A of Hattighat Village, Jainath Mandal, Adilabad District of Andhra Pradesh. The project proponent has acquired 60 acres of the land for the proposed project. Green belt will be developed over an area of 33 % of total land area. Hattighat village is the near by habitations located at about 1.7 km to the proposed project. No national park/wildlife centuries/biosphere reserves is located within 10 km. radius of the project site. No forest land and R&R is involved.  The total cost of the project is Rs. 230 Crores.

The major raw materials required for the project is Manganese ore (2.2 MT), Coal (0.5 MT), Coke (0.4 MT), Dolomite (0.25 MT), Quartz (0.30 MT), Mill Scale (0.35 MT), Carbon Paste (0.05 MT), Lancing Tubes (0.025) MT and Indian Coal/ Imported coal (720 TPD).

To control the particulate emissions, bag filters will be installed in Ferro alloy plant. However, in Captive Power Plant, ESP has been proposed to control particulate emissions. Dust suppression system will be installed to control fugitive emissions at various facilities inside the plant. Dust suppression will be done by water sprinkling due to transportation activities.

The water requirement will be 2980 m3/d drawn from ground source and Penganga river. The water will be used only for process cooling for ferro alloy plant and for boiler makeup, cooling tower makeup in the captive power plant and Domestic & gardening.

To control the noise pollution measures will be taken by the maintenance of machinery to the noise within the stipulated limits.

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

1.            Executive summary of the project.

2.            Photographs of plant area.

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

4.            Coal linkage documents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

31.          Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

22.2.14    Proposed 4x100 TPD Sponge Iron, 1,25,000 TPA Steel Making facility (SMS shop & Rolling mill), 4x9 MVA Ferro Alloy (Fe-Si: 25,000 TPA, Si-Mn: 60,000 TPA, Fe-Mn: 75,000 TPA) along with 12 MW  Captive Power Plant (8MW WHRB and 4 MW FBC) at Villages Merlapaka & Rachagunneri, Mandal Yerpedu & Srikalahasthi, District Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh by M/s Lanco Industries Limited -  TORs reg.

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Pioneer Enviro Laboratories & Consultant Pvt. Ltd. gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft Term of References for the preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Steel Plants are listed at S.No. 1(d) and 3(a) under Primary Metallurgical Industries appraised at the Central level.

            M/s Lanco Industries Limited have set up an steel plant having 5 divisions in integrated complex comprising of Pig Iron Plant, Spun pipe division, Coke Oven Plant, cement plant and captive power plant having valid CFO’s from APPCB at Survey no.  207, 208, 209/18 & 317 part  of Merlapaka Village & Survey no. 274 of  Rachagunneri Village Mandal Yerpedu & Srikalahasthi, District Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh. No national park/ wildlife sanctuary is located within 10 km distance. Total land envisaged for the proposed expansion project is 230.03 acres (existing - 183.03 acres + additional - 47 acres). No forest land is involved in the project site. Rachagunneri is the nearest village at a distance of 1.0 Km. from the plant site. SriKalahasti temple is at a distance of 8.5 Kms. from the plant site. Swarnamukhi River is flowing at a distance of 4.5 Kms. from the Plant site. Pallam RF, Ramapuram RF and Erpedu PF are situated within 10 Kms. of the plant site.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 600.00 Crores. 

Following is the plant configuration:

S.No.

Name of the Product

Existing Capacity

Proposed Capacity

After expansion capacity

1.

Ductile Iron Pipes

4,00,000 TPA

---

4,00,000 TPA

2.

Pig Iron

5,25,000 TPA

---

5,25,000 TPA

3.

LAM Coke

4,62,000 TPA

---

4,62,000 TPA

4.

Captive Power  generation

40.5 MW

WHRB-8 MW

FBC-4 MW

52.5 MW

5.

Slag Cement

3,90,000 TPA

---

3,90,000 TPA

6.

Sponge Iron

(4 x 100 TPD)

---

1,30,000 TPA

1,30,000 TPA

7.

Steel making facility

(SMS & Rolling mill)

---

1,25,000 TPA

1,25,000 TPA

8.

Ferro Alloys

(4x9 MVA)

---

FeSi-25,000 TPA

SiMn-60,000 TPA

FeMn-75,000 TPA

FeSi-25,000 TPA

SiMn-60,000 TPA

FeMn-75,000 TPA

              Iron ore, coal, dolomite for sponge iron plant, sponge iron, scrap, ferro alloy for SMS, MS Billets for Rolling mill, Manganese ore, quartz, petcoke for Ferro alloys, dolochar & coal for Power plant will be used as Raw materials. Coal will be sourced from Hospet /Bellary.

             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 will be manufactured in reheating furnace and coal fired rolling mill.  Manganese ore along with coke and other additives will be melted in submerged arc furnace (SAF) to produce ferro alloys. Raw materials will be mixed in a proper proportion before being charged into the furnace. As the charge enters the smelting zone, the alloy formed by chemical reactions between oxides and the reductants being heavy, gradually will settle at the bottom. At regular intervals, the furnace will be tapped. Liquid metal will be collected in a ladle followed by CI pans and slag will be overflowed to sand beds. After solidification, the cakes will be broken manually to required lump size. Waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB) and AFBC boiler will be installed. 

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 & Ferro Alloys units. 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.

Total water required for the proposed expansion project will be 1920 m3/day and will be sourced from the Tirupathi Municipality and will be treated in the STP. Closed loop system will be adopted so that no effluent is discharged from the proposed plants. Only make up water will be fed into the plant. The treated effluent will be used for ash conditioning, dust suppression 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 structure will be constructed.

             Char from DRI process will be used in AFBC boiler as fuel.  Dust from air pollution control devices (APCD) will be partly used in the plant and partly for land and/or abandoned mines filling slag from Induction Furnace will be used for road making and land filling.  Bottom ash will be used for low land filling. Fly ash from AFBC power plant will be sold to fly ash brick manufacturers and cement grinding units.  Ferro-Manganese slag will be used in the manufacture of Ferro-Silicon/Silico Manganese. Ferro-Silicon slag will be used in the manufacture of Silico-Manganese instead of being used as sub-base material for road construction.  Silico-Manganese slag will be used for land filling. Waste oil and used batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers/re-processors. 

            Greenbelt in 20.0 acres of plant area will be developed in addition to the existing 85 acres of area. Power required for the proposed plant will be sourced from captive power plant.  DG sets will be installed.

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

 

1.        Executive summary of the project

2.        Photographs of the existing and proposed plant area.

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

4.        Coal linkage documents

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

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. A photograph of the site should also be included.

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.        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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

22.2.15    Proposed Clinker Grinding Unit of 2.0 MTPA along with 2 x 6 MW D.G. Set at Village Kalapathar, Tehsil Chas in District Bokaro Jharkhand of M/s. UltraTech Cement Ltd.- TORs reg.

The project authorities and their consultant J M Enviotech, Guargaon gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference for preparation of EIA/EMP.  The 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 absence of SEIAA / SEAC for Jharkhand, the proposal was considered and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) in the Ministry.     

M/s. UltraTech Cement Ltd have proposed for Clinker Grinding Unit of 2.0 MTPA with 2 x 6 MW D.G. Set at Village Kalapathar, Tehsil Chas, in District Bokaro Jharkhand. Total area for the Clinker Grinding Unit is 60.00 ha of which 19.80 ha will be developed as green belt. No national park/wildlife sanctuary/biosphere reserve is located within 10 km. radius of the project site. No R & R plan is applicable in this project. Rivers Jamunia, Damodar & Garga flow at a distance of 4.75 km, 2.6 km & 0.75 km respectively from the project site. Total cost of the project is Rs. 265.35 Crores.   Rs. 2.5 Crores and Rs. 0.25 Crore has been earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum respectively for environmental pollution control measures.

 

Clinker (4485 TPD), Gypsum (278 TPD), Fly ash (1818 TPD) and HFO 50 KLD will be required as raw material.

To control particulate emissions bag filters will be installed. Fly ash & Clinker will be stored in RCC silos, Gypsum will be stored in covered shed. Regular water sprinkling on haulage road will be carried.

 Total water requirement of 500 m3/d will be sourced from ground water. No industrial waste water will be generated from grinding unit. The domestic effluent generated will be disposed off in soak pits via septic tank. There will be no discharge outside the plant premises. No solid waste will be generated from the grinding unit. However, material collected by the dust collectors (Bag Filters) will be automatically recycled in the process.

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

1.      Executive summary of the project.

2.      Photographs of the existing and proposed plant area.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

30.    Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

40.    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.

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

22.2.16    Proposed 3 x 9 MVA Submerged Arc Furnace to manufacture Ferro Alloy at Mouza Nakrajoria, P.S. Salanpur in  District Burdwan West Bengal by M/s Hira Iron (Pvt.) Limited-TOR reg.

 

The Project authorities and their consultant Environ India, Kolkata, West Bengal 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. The Ferro Alloy Plants are listed at S.N. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgy Industry under Category A and appraised at the Central level. 

 

            M/s Hira Iron (Pvt.) Ltd. have proposed for the Ferro Alloys Plant 3 X 9 MVA (Fe-Mn : 58,823 TPA or Si-Mn : 44,891 TPA or Fe-Si : 18,954 TPA OR Product mix of all)  at Mouza  Nakrajoria, P.S. Salanpur in District BurdwanWest Bengal. The land area acquired for the project is 9 acres. No national parks/wild life sanctuary/reserve forests are located within 10 km radius.  No rehabilitation and resettlement is involved. Total cost of the project is Rs. 93.65 Crores. Rs. 4.50 Crores and Rs. 0.45 Crores has been earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum respectively for environmental pollution control measures.

 

            Mn ore (1,29,411 TPA), FeMn Slag (22,446 TPA), Coke Breeze (34,704 TPA), Quartzite (36,012 TPA), Dolomite (1,302 TPA), Mill Scale (7,582 TPA) and Pet Coke (1,264 TPA) will be used as raw materials. Raw materials will be smelted at 1500-18000C. Liquid ferro alloys and slag will be tapped separately. No charcoal will be used as reductant. Cyclone cum Bag filter system with spark arrestor, ducting, valves, ID fans will be provided to control emissions from furnace. The clean gas will be released to the atmosphere by the ID fans through chimney. Dust suppression system will be provided to control dust emission.

 

Makeup water requirement will be 41m3/d and will be sourced from borewell / rainwater harvesting Pond. The treated effluent will be used for dust suppression and green belt development. Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank. No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and zero discharge method will be adopted.

 

Fines collected at Bag filter from Submerged Arc Furnace (1,500 TPA) will be recycled in the respective process. Fe Mn Slag will be utilized in Si Mn production. Si Mn Slag will be utilized in road / area / land development.

 

Greenbelt will be developed in 33% of plant area i.e 2.97 acres. Power 27.75 MW will be sourced from Damodar Valley Corporation.

 

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

 

1.            Executive summary of the project.

2.            Photographs of plant area.

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

4.            Coal linkage documents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

31.          Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

22.2.17    Proposed Cement Grinding unit of 200 TPD Capacity at Sy No: 181/1, Peradam Village, Sathyavedu Mandal, Chittoor Dist, Andhra Pradesh, M/s Vishnu Maya Cements (P) Ltd – TOR reg.

The project authorities and their consultant M/s Team Labs, Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft Term of References for the preparation of EIA/EMP.  The cement grinding units have been placed at S.N. 3(b) under category ’ B’. As the project is located with in 10 km of interstate boundary, proposal has been appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) in the Ministry.

M/s. Vishnu Maya Cements (P) Ltd has proposed for Cement Grinding unit of 200 TPD Capacity at Sy No: 181/1, Peradam Village, Sathyavedu Mandal, Chittoor Dist, Andhra Pradesh. No national park/wildlife centuries/biosphere reserves located within 10 km. radius of the project site. No forest land R&R is involved. The company has already acquired 2.42 acres of which 0.8 acres of the land area will be developed as green belt. Raw material required will be Clinker (120 TPD), Gypsum (10 TPD) and Fly ash (70 TPD). Total project cost is Rs. 150 Lakhs & Rs. 23 Lakhs have been earmarked towards the capital cost for environmental protection.

To control particulate emissions bag filters will be install. The water requirement of 3.5 m3/d will be sourced sourced from the bore wells. There will be no waste water generation. Domestic effluent (1.3 KLD) will be sent to septic tank followed by soak pit. No solid waste will be generated from the cement plant. The cement dust collected in the pollution control devices would be recycled back to the process. The total power requirement will be 500 KVA. The power requirement will be met from the APTRANCO.

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

1.      Executive summary of the project.

2.      Photographs of the existing and proposed plant area.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

30.    Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

40.    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.

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

22.2.18    Proposed Iron Ore Pelletization Plant 90,000 TPA and Iron ore washing plant 5 Lakhs TPA at Hargarh Industrial Area Village Hargarh, Tehsil Sihora, Distt. Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh by M/s Eurasian Minerals & Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.- TORs reg.

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s JM EnviroNet Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures, to be undertaken along with the draft Term of Reference for the preparation of EIA/EMP report. The steel plants are listed at S.N. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgical Industries, falling under ‘Category A’ projects. Hence, the project has been appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s Eurasian Minerals & Enterprises Pvt. Ltd have proposed for installation of Pellet Plant (90,000 TPA) and  Iron ore washing plant (5 Lakhs TPA) at Hargarh Industrial Area at Village Hargarh,  Tehsil Sihora, Distt. Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh. The unit is located in the Notified Industrial Area. No national Park / wild life sanctuary / Biosphere reserves are located within 10 km radius of the project site. Hargarh Reserve Forest is at a distance of 1.7 km & Dhanwahd Reserve Forest is at a distance of 2.64 km. The proposed project will be set up in 5.928 acres of land area, which has been allotted to the company by Madhya Pradesh AKVN. Green belt will be developed in 33% of the total plant area. Hirren River flows at a distance of 0.7 kms,  Belkund Nadi at 2.5 km & Barne Nadi at 7 kms from  the project site. Total cost of the project is Rs. 30 Crores. Rs. 3 Crores and Rs. 30 lakhs has been earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum respectively for environmental pollution control measures.

 

 The major raw materials required will be Iron Ore/fines (0.5 MTPA), Coke breeze (1200 TPA), fuel oil (1500 KL/annum), Bentonite (1000 TPA) & additives (400 TPA) in the plant process. Iron ore washing plant will also be installed with a capacity of 5 Lac TPA.

 

Dust suppression System will be installed to control fugitive emissions at various facilities inside the plant. Dust suppression will be done by water sprinkling to control fugitive emissions due to transportation activities. Particulate emissions will be controlled within 50 mg/ Nm3 by installation of high efficiency ESPs, Bag Filters etc. Stacks of adequate height will be provided at the respective units.  

 

Make up water requirement for the proposed project is about 80 m3/hr, which will be sourced from M.P.AKVN. The plant will be designed as a zero discharge plant. The entire treated waste water will be recycled for various purposes inside the plant. Zero effluent discharge shall be adopted for the proposed project activity. Solid waste will be used for brick making. Unused solid waste will be used for back filling of excavated area in the nearby mines. Power requirement will be around 1000 KVA, which will be sourced from SEB. 

 

Public hearing is not required since the project is located in notified Hargarh Industrial Area.

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

 

1.        Executive summary of the project

2.        Photographs of the existing and proposed plant area.

3.        A copy of Gazette Notification for notified Industrial Area.

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

5.        A copy of firm coal linkage

6.        Detailed lay out plan of the project.

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

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

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

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

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

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

14.      Residential colony shall be located in upwind direction.

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

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

17.      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.

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

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

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

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

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

23.      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.

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

25.      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.

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

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

28.      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.

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

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

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

32.      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.

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

34.      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.

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. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

42.      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.

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

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

45.      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.

46.      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.

47.      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.

48.      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.

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

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

51.      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.

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

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

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

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

56.      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.

57.      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.

58.      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.

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

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

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

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

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

Any Other Items

22.2.19      Integrated Steel Plant (300 TPD Sponge Iron, 400 TPD Ingots /Billets, 360 TPD of MS Structural/Bars) along with Captive Power Plant (10 MW) at Sy. No. 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 240, 250, 251, 252, Village & Mandal Kesoram, District Ranga Reddy in Andhra Pradesh by M/s Genext Steels Pvt. Limited- regarding Amendment in Environmental Clearance

 

Environmental Clearance to M/s Genext Steels Pvt. Limited was accorded vide MoEF letter No. J-11011/163/2009-IA II(I) dated 17th  March, 2011 for the Integrated Steel Plant (300 TPD Sponge Iron, 400 TPD Ingots /Billets, 360 TPD of MS Structural/Bars) along with Captive Power Plant (10 MW) at Sy. No. 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 240, 250, 251, 252, Village & Mandal Kesoram, District Ranga Reddy in Andhra Pradesh.

 

The project proponent vide their letter no. nil dated nil have requested MoEF for an amendment in the above EC i.e. addition of Iron ore beneficiation and Pelletization for manufacture of 1,250 TPD/ 4,50,000 TPA pellets. A revised Form-1 was submitted. The PP and their consultant, M/s Consafe Science (India), Hyderabad also made a presentation before the Committee and requested for the above amendment.

 

The justification for the above amendment is that, “the Iron ore beneficiation and Pelletization plant is required to produce quality raw material for the unit to reduce the pollution generation and good quality yield of final product. The pollution load will not increase due to the addition of Iron ore beneficiation and Pelletization”

 

The committee did not agree for the above amendment by categorizing it to be an expansion. The proposal shall be considered afresh after submission of Form 1 and Pre-feasibility report.

 

22.2.20      Expansion of IISCO Steel Plant (ISP) (0.55 MTPA to 2.5 MTPA ), Rebuilding of Coke Oven Battery no. 10 and setting up of a Captive Power Plant (87.5 MW) and other facilities at Burnpur, Asansol, Burdwan, West Bengal by M/s Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) - regarding Amendment in Environmental Clearance

 

Environmental Clearance to M/s Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) was accorded vide MoEF letter No. J-11011/348/2006-IA II(I) dated 7th  August, 2007 for the expansion of IISCO Steel Plant (ISP) (from 0.55 MTPA to 2.5 MTPA ), rebuilding of Coke Oven Battery no. 10 and setting up of a Captive Power Plant (87.5 MW) and other facilities at Burnpur, Asansol, Burdwan, West Bengal.

 

The project proponent requested for an amendment in the above EC i.e. revision of coke oven battery from 67 ovens to 74 ovens (in 2 blocks of 37 ovens each). The PP and their consultant, M/s MECON, Ranchi also made a presentation before the Committee and requested for the above amendment.

 

The justification for the above amendment as provided by M/s MECON Ltd., was “since there is no increase in the total gross coke production and also coal through put, there will be no change in the pollution load as envisaged earlier for 67 ovens in the EIA/EMP report. The additional ovens have been provided to facilitate efficient heating control, ease of operation and adherence to coke quality parameters.”

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the proposal for amendment in environmental clearance letter No. J-11011/348/2006-IA II(I) dated 7th  August, 2007 i.e. revision of coke oven battery from 67 ovens to 74 ovens (in 2 blocks of 37 ovens each) without increase in the total gross coke production and also coal through put.

 

22.2.21      Expansion of Steel Plant at Plot No. 97 & 98, J.P. Durgah Road, Kottur Industrial Area, Village & Mandal Kottur, District Mahboobnagar in Andhra Pradesh by M/s Vinayak Steels Limited - regarding Amendment in Environmental Clearance

 

The committee did not agree for the above amendment by categorizing it to be an expansion. The proposal shall be considered afresh after submission of Form 1 and Pre-feasibility report.

 

22.2.22      Expansion of the Induction Furnace (4 TPC–40 TPD Ingots/Billets) by installing Induction Furnace (25 TPC- 250 TPD/90,000 TPA Ingots/Billets) at Village Wadiyaram, Mandal Chegunta, District Medak in Andhra Pradesh by M/s Mohan Steels (India) Private Limited - regarding Amendment in TORs (Addition of Ferro Alloy Plant)

 

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

 

22.2.23      Proposed Green Field Integrated Cement Plant : Clinker-  2x1.5 MTPA, Cement - 5.2 MTPA, Captive Power Plant -  2x25 MW and Limestone Mining -  4.8 MTPA, (ML Area -531.126 ha) at Villages Semaradih, Bharuwadih & Chandi in Tehsil Balodabazar & Simga in District Raipur, Chhattisgarh by M/s Shree Cement Limited - regarding Amendment in Environmental Clearance

 

Environmental Clearance to M/s Shree Cement Limited was accorded vide MoEF letter No. J-11011/235/2008-IA II(I) dated 7th  March, 2011 for the Proposed Green Field Integrated Cement Plant : Clinker-  2x1.5 MTPA, Cement - 5.2 MTPA, Captive Power Plant -  2x25 MW and Limestone Mining -  4.8 MTPA, (ML Area -531.126 ha) at Villages Semaradih, Bharuwadih & Chandi in Tehsil Balodabazar & Simga in District Raipur, Chhattisgarh.

 

The project proponent vide their letter no. SCL/CG/ENV/2010-11/ dated 11th March, 2011 have requested MoEF for an amendment in the above EC i.e. slight relocation of plant area by 60-100 meters towards village Khapradih-Simga and specific condition no. VI of the EC (NOx emission norms of 400 mg/Nm3 to CREP recommendations). The PP and their consultant, M/s J.M Environet, Gurgaon, also made a presentation before the Committee and requested for the above amendment.

 

The proponent informed the Committee that Out of the total proposed plant area of 150 ha, the irrigated land is 91.46 ha. Looking at the interest of local people and Gram Panchayat Khapradih-Simga, and to avoid the use of irrigated land for industrial use, the plant area has to be relocated slightly by 60-100 meters (nearest distance between boundaries of old and new proposed sites) towards village Khapradih-Simga. Both old and new proposed plant area fall in the same Taluka-Simga and District- Raipur (Chhattisgarh). People of nearby villages including village Khapradih, Semaradih, Bharuwadih and Chandi etc were present during the public hearing. The total plant and colony area is being reduced from 150 ha to 120 ha only, wherein 8.09 ha is Govt. waste land, 3.47 ha private irrigated land and 108.44 ha private is un-irrigated land. About 65 % of land has been acquired at new site near village Khapradih- Simga and for rest, it is expected to complete the acquisition shortly.  The following documents were submitted.

 

1.      NOC-Gram Panchayat Khapradih

2.      Proposed land details

3.      Khasra map showing existing and proposed land

4.      Topo sheet showing existing and proposed land

5.      Form-1

 

·         Since, the NOx emission norms of 400 mg/Nm3 is still under study with CPCB & NCBM,  specific condition no. VI of the EC is requested to be amended as per CREP recommendations.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the proposal for amendment in the environmental clearance letter No. J-11011/235/2008-IA II(I) dated 7th  March, 2011 i.e. slight relocation of plant area by 60-100 meters towards village Khapradih-Simga and NOx emissions shall be as per CPCB norms.

 

19th April, 2011

 

Proposals for Environmental clearance

 

22.3.1         Proposed Ferro Alloy Unit with 2x3 MVA Submerged electric arc furnace  in two phases at Plot No: 537 & 538, APIIC Growth Centre, Industrial Estate, Gundlapalli Village, Maddipadu Mandal, Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh by M/s Sai Lakshmi Tulasi Ferros Pvt. Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Team Labs and Consultants, Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures as per Terms of Reference (ToRs) awarded during the 13th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 26th  - 28th August, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP.  The ferro alloy plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Primary Metallurgical Industries under category (A) of the schedule of EIA Notificaion,2006 and appraised at the Central Level.

 

M/s. Sai Lakshmi Tulasi Ferros Pvt. Ltd., have proposed to establish 2x3 MVA Submerged electric arc furnace in two phases at Plot No: 537 & 538, APIIC Growth Centre, Industrial Estate, Gundlapalli Village, Maddipadu Mandal, Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh. The project area is 5.0 Acres, which has been acquired and 1.67 acres of the area will be developed as green belt. The nearest human settlement from the site is Timmanapalem village which is at a distance of 1.5 km from the site in Northeast direction. Gundlakamma reservoir is at a distance of 2.0 Km. NH-5 is at a distance of 1.5 Km from the proposed site. No forest land and R&R is involved. There are no ecologically sensitive areas like national parks / wildlife sanctuaries within 10 km radius from the proposed site. Total cost of the project is Rs.11.5 Crores and Rs. 0.9 Crores have been earmarked towards the capital cost for environmental protection.

 

Ferro Alloys, namely Ferro Silicon, Silico Manganese and Ferro Manganese are produced in a Submerged Electric Arc Furnace. All these products could be produced in the same furnace with minor modifications. The Ferro Alloys are used in the manufacture of steel but the grade and quantities vary depending upon the type of steel. The Manufacturing Capacity and Plant Facilities are as follows:

 

Details of production Capacity

 

S. No

Description

Capacity (TPA)

Phase -I

Phase - II

Total

1

Ferro Silicon (Fe Si) *

2545

2545

5090

2

Silico Manganese (Si Mn) *

5577

5577

11154

3

Ferro Manganese (Fe Mn) *

7729

7729

15458

 

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

 

Plant Facilities

 

S. No

Facility

Capacity

Phase-I

1

Submerged Electric Arc Furnace

3 MVA

Phase-II

1

Submerged Electric Arc Furnace

3 MVA

 

            The sources of air pollution from the plant are submerged Electric arc furnace and stand by DG sets. It is proposed to provide bag filters for the furnace to control particulate emissions.

The total water requirement for the two phases would be 56 KLD, which will be drawn from the APIIC supply. The waste water (8 KLD) generated from the plant in the form of cooling tower blow down will be reused for dust suppression and inland irrigation after treatment. Domestic effluent (5 KLD) will be sent to septic tank followed by soak pit.

The solid waste generated from the unit would be bag filter dust & solids from settling tank (30 kg/d), slag from the Ferro alloy (68.36 TPD), Waste Oil (200 lit/year) and used batteries (2 nos/ year). The solid waste generated shall be sold to end users in the vicinity like brick manufacturers/recyclers/ reused in respective operations. The power requirement will be 6 MVA, which will be drawn from the APTRANSCO. DG Set with a capacity of 65 KVA will be used for power supply during power failure.

 

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

 

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

 

  1. As per the commitment submitted, 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 56 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).

 

  1. All the 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. 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 locals need and item-wise details along with time bound action plan (need based) should be prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore. Implementation of such program shall be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

22.3.2         Ferro Alloys manufacturing unit (5x9 MVA, 75,000 TPA) at Sy.No. 278, 281,284,288,289 & 290 Village Garbham, Mandal Merakamudidam, District Vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh by M/s Sharp Ferro Alloys Limited- 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 7th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 2nd- 3rd  February, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP. 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 at Central level. 

 

M/s Sharp Ferro Alloys Limited have proposed for a Ferro Alloys Manufacturing Unit (5x9 MVA, 75,000 TPA) at Sy.No. 278, 281,284,288,289 & 290, Village Garbham, Mandal Merakamudidam, District Vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh. Total land acquired is 18.37 acres of which green belt will be developed in 6.07 acres. Manganese ore, coal/coke, dolomite, quartz, chrome ore, carbon paste will be used as raw materials. Manufacturing process involves smelting of charge materials in submerged arc furnace. Total cost of the proposed project will be Rs. 96.0 Crores. An amount of Rs. 10.0 Crores has been earmarked towards environment protection measures.

 

Following will be the facilities and products from the proposed site:

 

 S.No

Facility

Plant configuration

Product

Capacity

1

Submerged Arc furnace

5x9 MVA

Ferro Manganese

Ferro Chrome

Silico Manganese

Ferro Silicon

20,000 TPA

15,000 TPA

30,000 TPA

10,000 TPA

 

 

 

Total

75,000 TPA

 

 

Dust extraction system with bag filters will be provided to submerged arc furnace. There will be no emissions from material handling including storage or transport. Water sprinkling system will be provided to control fugitive dust emissions from material handling.

 

Total water requirement will be 250 KLD which will be met from ground water through bore wells. No process waste water will be generated. Maximum recycling of waste water will be done after proper treatment. The treated wastewater will be used for green belt development. Wastewater generated from Jigging machine will be recycled and when it becomes non-recyclable with contamination of sand soil it will be discharged. Zero effluent discharge will be maintained. Domestic waste water generated will be sent to septic tank followed by soak pit.

 

The various solid waste materials arising out of the processes will be reutilized to the extent possible. Other waste materials which cannot be reused are planned to be dumped in an environmental friendly manner in a separate area. Ferro-Manganese slag will be reused in Silico-Manganese manufacture and the remaining slag will be used in construction works and for filling of low lying areas or dumped at a slag yard. TCLP test will be done for Ferro-chrome slag before its disposal in dump yard in the plant premises. Domestic and commercial solid waste will be collected, segregated and disposed for reuse and to dumping yard. Bag filter dust will be sent to fly ash brick manufacturing units.

 

Noise absorbing materials will be used in the construction of buildings etc. and less noise generating machinery will be installed. Total power requirement of 132 KVA will be met from the substation.

           

Public Hearing/public consultation was conducted by the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board on 12th August 2010. The issues raised in the public hearing meeting were regarding provision of employment & education to locals, health care facility, pollution control measures, green belt development etc. which have been included in the EIA/EMP report.

 

The Committee during the deliberations noted that source of coke and coal and its composition has not been furnished. The proponent have furnished the details in this regard.

 

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

 

  1. As per the commitment submitted, 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.