Minutes of the 35th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 26th & 27th  April, 2012 at IOCL Conference Room, 5th Floor, Core 6, Scope Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi -110003.

 

35.0        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.

 

35.1     Confirmation of the Minutes of the 34th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 29th - 30th March, 2012.

 

The Minutes of the 34th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 29th - 30th March, 2012 were confirmed.

 

35.2.0     Consideration of the Projects

 

26th April, 2012

 

Proposals for Environmental Clearance

 

35.2.1   Integrated Aluminium Complex (Aluminium Smelter, 0.175 MTPA) and Captive Power Plant (4x120 MW) at Villages Markata, Kadua, Mahupal, Bhagirathpur Sajan, Samatangi, Manjakana, Malapura, Balabhadrapurpatna, Analabareni, Tehsil Kamakhyanagar, District Dhenkanal in Orissa by M/s RSB MetalTech Pvt. Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Vimta Labs, Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (ToRs) awarded during the 9th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 7th - 8th April, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP Report. All the Aluminium Smelters are listed at S. No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgy Industry of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 under Category ‘A’ and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) of MoEF. 

 

M/s RSB Metaltech Pvt. Ltd have proposed for an Integrated Aluminium Complex (Aluminium Smelter, 0.175 MTPA) and Captive Power Plant (4x120 MW) at Village Markata, Kadua, Mahupal, Bhagirathpur Sajan, Samatangi, Manjakana, Malapura, Balabhadrapurpatna, Analabareni, Tehsil Kamakhyanagar, District Dhenkanal, Orissa. Total land requirement is 1541.53 acres and green belt will be developed in 33% area. Orissa Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) is the nodal agency for procuring land for the project.  Out of the total area, 519.62 acres is revenue forest land, the clearance for which is under process and Stage-I forest clearance is not yet obtained. 54 families will be displaced and 339 families will be land losers. Socio-economic survey report has been submitted to DC, Dhenkanal along with the proposed R&R plan. RPDAC will finalize the R&R policy. Nearest village is Biladihi (0.3 Km) and nearest town is Kamakhyanagar (5.6 Km). Reserve forests are located within 10 km and no protected area/national parks/ sanctuaries are located within 15 km. Total project cost is Rs. 6,180.98 Crores. Rs. 482.56 Crores and Rs. 18.35 Crores are the capital and recurring cost per annum towards environment and protection measures.

Following are the details of proposed facilities and their production capacity:

S. No.

Units

Production Capacity

1

Aluminium Smelter

0.175 Million TPA

2

CPP

4x120 MW

 

Aluminium smelter produces primary aluminium by electrolytic reduction of alumina and the process is commonly known as Hall-Heroult Process using point feed pre-bake technology. CPP uses pulverised coal fired boilers. 

 

C.P. Coke (0.062 MTPA), Alumina (0.336 MTPA), Pitch (0.011 MTPA), Aluminium Fluoride (0.003 MTPA), Fuel Oil (8,750 KLA), LDO (1,750 KLA) will be used as raw materials for the Smelter. Coal (2.76 MTPA) and Fuel oil (21,900 KLA) will be used as raw materials for CPP. Coal will be sourced from Talcher Coal Fields, Ib Valley. Total power requirement is 339.37 MW, which will be sourced from CPP. Pre-braked Point Feeding Technology will be used in the smelter and Pulverized Fuel Boilers will be used in the CPP. 

Ambient air quality monitoring was carried within the study area for PM10, SO2, NOx, Flourides and PAH. The maximum values of these parameters are 46.9 µg/m3, 9.0 µg/m3, 9.9 µg/m3, <0.01 µg/m3 and <0.01 µg/m3 respectively.  The predicted incremental ground level concentrations (GLCs) due to the proposed project are 1.07 µg/m3, 25.2 µg/m3, 10.07 µg/m3, 0.21 µg/m3 and <0.01 µg/m3 respectively. The resultant concentrations of these parameters are within the prescribed standards. ESP will be installed as pollution control device. Highly efficient bag filters will be used in FTP and GTC to remove suspended particulates below 100 mg/m3 but committee insisted for 50 mg/m3. Particulate matter emissions from anode brake oven will be controlled below 50 mg/m3 as per CREP guidelines. Twin flue stack (220 m high) to captive power plant and 50 m high stack will be provided to bake oven. Stack (80 m.) will be provided in gas treatment centre. Truck mounted heavy suction arrangement will be provided for dust extraction system. Hooded cells will be used to reduce fugitive emissions. Advance dry scrubbing system will be used in FTP. Computerized fire control system will be provided in baking furnace. Fluoride emissions will be kept below 0.8 kg/ton of Aluminium production. Hyper Dense phase system will be provided for dust free transfer for Alumina.  Raw material handling section will be provided with dust suppression (DS) and dust extraction (DE) systems.

 

Total water requirement is 3,280 m3/hr, which will be sourced from River Brahmani. Full fledged water treatment plant with adequate sludge removing arrangement will be installed. Effluent treatment plant will be installed for the treatment of trade effluent. Neutralization pond will be created for DM plant effluent and cooling tower/boiler blow down. Sewage treatment plant will be installed for treatment of domestic sewage. Plant will be operated on ‘zero’ discharge except the rain water. A reservoir in 140 acres has been created for rainwater harvesting. Storm water during rainy season will be collected in guard pond and will be monitored for fluoride level and if required will be treated for fluoride removal through de-fluorination unit.  Oil and Grease removal will be provided.

Spent pot lining material will be used in the steel and cement industry as fuel as per CREP recommendations. Unutilized SPL will be disposed off in secured landfill as per CPCB guidelines. Anode butts will be recycled in anode plant. Fly ash & bottom ash will be collected in dry form and used in cement manufacturing/ sent to ash dyke by HCSD system. MoU has been signed with M/s A.M Enterprises for supply of 0.99 MTPA of fly ash. Sludge of WTP and STP will be used as manure for green belt development. Used oil and used batteries will be sold only to authorized recyclers. Alumunium dross will be sold to authorized secondary metal processing units. Enclosures will be provided at blowers/compressors and noise prone equipments to reduce noise transmission. Silencer will be provided in noise generating machines to control noise pollution. Ear muff/plugs will be provided for employees.

Public hearing/Public consultation was conducted by the Odisha State Pollution Control Board on 24.1.2011. The issues raised in the public hearing were regarding provision of sewage treatment system in the area, pollution control measures, employment to local people, CSR activities etc. which have been addressed in the final EIA/EMP report.

 

The proponent informed that out of 1541.53 acres of land, 250 acres is for downstream facilities under the SEZ scheme. The Committee informed that proposal for seek separate approval for SEZ. The proponent also informed that they have applied for coal linkage. However, they have signed 3 MOUs for supply of coal from various sources in case the linkage is delayed.

 

After detailed deliberation, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to submission of revised layout plan and land requirement after excluding the downstream facilities since the downstream facilities are going to be part of SEZ, R &R plan submitted to the State Govt., Management plan for SOx and NOx reduction and the stipulation of following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

i.              Ministry of Environment and Forests shall regularly be informed about the source and quantity of Alumina procured from captive/indigenous/imported sources.

 

ii.             Alumina shall be obtained only from those refineries, which have been accorded environmental clearance by the Ministry of Environment and Forests.

 

iii.            The gaseous emissions (PM, SO2, NOX, PAH, HC, VOCs and Fluoride) from various process units shall conform to the standards prescribed by the concerned authorities from time to time. The OSPCB may specify more stringent standards for the relevant parameters keeping in view the nature of the industry and its size and location. At no time, the emission levels shall go beyond the prescribed standards. In the event of failure of any pollution control system adopted by the unit, the respective unit shall not be restarted until the control measures are rectified to achieve the desired efficiency. The particulate emissions from the bake oven plant shall not exceed 50 mg/Nm3.

 

iv.           Particulate fluoride emissions shall not be more than 0.65 mg/Nm3 and fugitive particulate fluoride emissions from pot room shall not be more than 1.85 mg/Nm3.

 

v.            FGD shall be provided for smelter

 

vi.           The poly-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) from the carbon plant (anode bake oven) shall not exceed 2 mg/Nm3. The data on PAH shall be monitored quarterly and report submitted regularly to the Ministry/Regional Office at Bhubaneswar and SPCB.

 

vii.          In-plant control measures like fume extraction and dust extraction system for controlling fugitive emissions from all the material handling/transfer points shall be provided to control dust emissions. Fugitive Fluoride emissions from the pot room and in the forage around the smelter complex shall be monitored and data submitted regularly to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar and SPCB. Further dry scrubbing system to control the emissions from the pot lines shall be provided.

 

viii.         High efficiency Electrostatic precipitator (ESP) shall be provided to Captive Power Plant (CPP) to control emissions below 50 mg/Nm3. The company shall provide bag-filters, dry scrubbing system and dust suppression system to control the all the emissions including fluoride emissions from all melting and casting units. Tar, dust and fluoride in the fumes shall be controlled in baking furnace by providing dry scrubber. The emissions shall conform to the standards prescribed by the Ministry/CPCB/SPCB whichever is more stringent.

 

ix.           Fluoride consumption shall be less than 10 kg/ton of Aluminium produced as specified in the CREP guidelines. 

 

x.            Anode butts generated from the pots shall be cleaned and recycled to the Anode Plant. The spent pot lining generated from the smelter shall be properly treated in spent pot lining treatment plant to remove fluoride and cyanide and disposed off in secured landfill. The location and design of the landfill site shall be approved by the OSPCB as per Hazardous Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 2003.  Leachate collection facilities shall be provided to the secured landfill facility (SLF). The dross shall be recycled in the cast house.  STP sludge shall be utilized as manure for green belt development.  All the used oil and batteries shall be sold to the authorized recyclers/ reprocessors.

 

xi.           Integrated Ash Management Plan shall be prepared for the utilization of fly ash as per Fly Ash Notification, 1999 as amended in 2003 and 2009 implemented. A copy of the plan shall be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office. Fly ash shall be collected pneumatically in silos and used by cement and brick manufacturers for further utilization. Bottom Ash shall be disposed off in ash pond using high concentrated slurry disposal method.

 

xii.          As proposed, spent pot lining waste shall also be provided to cement and steel industries for further utilization.

 

xiii.         Regular ground water monitoring shall be carried out by installing Peizometers all around the secured landfill site in consultation with the SPCB, Central Ground Water Authority and State Ground Water Board and data submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office and SPCB.

 

xiv.         Total water requirement shall not exceed 3,280 m3/hr and prior permission shall be obtained from the concerned department before commissioning of the plant.  All the effluent including from cooling tower and de-mineralization plant shall be treated in the effluent treatment plant and treated effluent shall be recycled / reutilized in the process in the smelter and CPP and also for fire protection, dust suppression, green belt development etc.  Domestic effluent shall be treated in Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) and treated domestic wastewater will be used for green belt development. 

 

xv.          No effluent shall be discharged outside the premises during the non-monsoon period and shall be discharged during the monsoon period only after proper treatment and meeting the norms of the OSPCB/CPCB.

 

xvi.         Green belt of adequate width and density around the project site shall be developed in 33 % area in consultation with the DFO as per the CPCB guidelines having density of 2,000 trees/ha.

 

xvii.        Occupational Health Surveillance of the workers should be done on a regular basis and records maintained as per the Factories Act.

 

xviii.       The company shall develop rainwater structures to harvest the run off water for recharge of ground water in consultation with the Central Ground Water Authority/Board.

 

xix.         Rehabilitation and Resettlement (R & R) Plan prepared and submitted to the State Govt. shall be implemented as per the R & R Policy of the State Government. All the recommendations mentioned in the R & R Plan shall be strictly followed including suitable employment and other facilities to all the oustees.

 

xx.          All the recommendations made in the Charter on Corporate Responsibility for Environment Protection (CREP) for the Aluminium sector shall be strictly implemented.

 

xxi.         All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 24th 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.

 

xxii.        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.  

 

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


 

 

35.2.2   Ferro Alloy Manufacturing Unit (4 x 9 MVA / 2 x 18 MVA Submerged Arc Furnace) for production of Silico Manganese-58,320 TPA; Ferro Manganese-81,230 TPA; Ferro Silicon-25,272 TPA and 3 x 300 TPD Manganese ore Sinter Plant at Mahuroomkala Village, Khairagarh Tehsil, Rajnandgaon District, Chhattisgarh by M/s. Sarita Steels & Power Ltd. - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

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

 

M/s Sarita Steels & Power Ltd. have proposed for a Ferro Alloy Manufacturing Unit (4 x 9 MVA/ 2 x 18 MVA Submerged Arc Furnace) at Mahuroomkala village, Khairagarh Tehsil, Rajnandgaon District, Chhattisgarh. The total land acquired is 40.27 acres of which 14.5 acres will be developed under green belt. Nearest habitation is Mahuroomkala village at 0.5 Km N and nearest town is Rajnandgaon at 20 Km SE.   No national park/wild life sanctuary/reserve forest is located within 10 km radius of the project site. Total cost of the project is Rs. 297.54 Crores of which Rs. 29.75 Crores and Rs. 2.97 Crores will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures. 

 

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

 

S. No.

Type of the product

Capacity (TPA)

1

Ferro Alloys - 4x9 / 2x18 MVA Submerged Arc Furnace

 

Silicon Manganese-Si-Mn

58,320

Ferro Manganese-Fe-Mn

81,230

Ferro Silicon-Fe-Si

25,272

Total

1,64,822

2

3 x 300 TPD Manganese ore Sinter Plant

2,97,000

 

The production capacity of the combined Ferro Alloy products will not exceed 1,64,822 TPA. Ferro Manganese, Silico Manganese and Ferro Silicon will be produced in submerged arc furnace (SAF). The raw materials will be thoroughly mixed and charged into the furnace. The charge will enter the smelting zone, smelted at 1200-13000C and the alloy formed being heavy, settle at the bottom and will be cast in dressed beds.  After solidification, the cakes will be broken manually to required lump size. The Manganese Ore Sinter is produced in Sinter plant. The raw materials will be thoroughly mixed and charged into the furnace (Rotary drum), the temperature of furnace is 900-10000C, the manganese ore sinter is crushed and screened to required size. Power (60 MW) will be sourced from Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Co. Ltd. D.G. set (1x500 KVA) will be installed for emergency power supply.

 

Ambient air quality monitoring was carried within the study area for PM, SO2 and NOx. The maximum values of these parameters are 70 µg/m3, 17.9 µg/m3 and 27.1 µg/m3 respectively.  The predicted maximum incremental ground level concentrations (GLCs) due to the proposed project are 4.07 µg/m3, 0.5 µg/m3 and 2.37 µg/m3 respectively. The resultant concentrations of these parameters are within the prescribed standards. Dust and fume extraction system with cyclone followed by bag filters will be provided to the submerged arc furnaces. ESP will be installed to control the emissions from the Sinter Plant. The emissions will be dispersed through a chimney of adequate height (Submerged arc furnace 30 m, Sinter plant 40 m). Fugitive emissions due to transportation will be controlled by water sprinkling on the roads. Raw materials and products will be kept in covered sheds.

 

Total fresh water requirement is 558 m3/day, which will be sourced from the ground water within plant premises and mainly used in cooling purpose. The treated effluent (cooling tower 84 m3/day) will be used for slag cooling and dust suppression. Domestic effluent (20 m3/day) will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit or STP and the treated water is used for greenbelt development. No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and zero discharge will be adopted.

 

Solid waste like bag filter dust will be reused in process. The slag generated from the production of Si-Mn (56,450 TPA); Fe-Mn (75,108 TPA) and Fe-Si (30,540 TPA) will be used for construction of roads, brick manufacturing, designer tiles and load bearing tiles. Waste oil and used batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers /reprocessors. Acoustic enclosures will be provided to D.G. sets to control noise. 

 

The Committee deliberated on the issues raised during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting conducted by the Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board on 5th January, 2012. The issues raised in the public hearing were regarding provision of employment to local people, pollution control measures, depletion of ground water, local development, etc. which were addressed in the EIA/EMP report.

 

The Committee desired the information regarding major raw materials analysis, revised layout plan with area break up and details regarding water reservoir and rain water harvesting. The requisite information has been furnished.

           

After detailed deliberation, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to stipulation 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.

 

  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 Bhopal, SPCB and CPCB.

                         

  1. The total water requirement shall not exceed 558 m3/day. ‘Zero’ effluent discharge shall be strictly followed and no wastewater should be discharged outside the premises.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. Risk and Disaster Management Plan along with the mitigation measures should be prepared and a copy submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal, 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 5th January, 2012 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 Bhopal.

 

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

 

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

 

35.2.3   Proposed expansion of Ferro Alloy Manufacturing Unit (Existing: 1x6 & 1x9 MVA and Proposed: 2 x 12 MVA Submerged Electric Arc Furnaces) to manufacture 66,660 TPA Ferro Manganese/53,790 TPA Silico Manganese/63,030 TPA Ferro Chrome/27,390 TPA Ferro Silicon at Ravivalasa Village, Tekkali Mandal, Srikakulam District in Andhra Pradesh by M/s Cronimet Alloys India 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 17th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 13th -14th December, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP. The Ferro alloy plants are listed at S. No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgy Industry of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 under Category’ A’ and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) of MoEF. 

 

M/s. Cronimet Alloys India Limited has proposed for expansion of Ferro Alloys Manufacturing Unit (2 X 12 MVA, SEAF for manufacture of 46,860 TPA Ferro Manganese/33,990 TPA Silico Manganese/ 38,280 TPA Ferro Chrome,/16,500 TPA Ferro Silicon) at Survey No.: 62, 63, 64 Ravivalasa Village, Tekkali Mandal of Srikakulam District in Andhra Pradesh. The land acquired for proposed expansion is 14.57 acres of which green belt will be developed in 6.76 acres. Total land acquired including existing and proposed expansion is 22.02 acres of which green belt will be developed in 7.28 acres. The PP iinformed that the Telineelapuram bird sanctuary located within 10 km is not a notified bird sanctuary Total cost of the proposed expansion project will be Rs. 71 Crores, out of which Rs. 7.18 Crores is allocated for EMP.

 

Following are the existing and proposed facilities & products:

 

 S. No.

Facility

Plant configuration

Product

Production Capacity

Existing (TPA)

Proposed (TPA)

TOTAL (TPA)

1

Submerged Electric Arc furnaces

 

Existing : 1 x 6 MVA, 1 x 9 MVA

 

Proposed : 2 x 12 MVA

Ferro Manganese

19,800

46,860

66,660

2.

Silico Manganese

19,800

33,990

53,790

3.

Ferro Chrome

24,750

38,280

63,030

4.

Ferro Silicon

10,890

16,500

27,390

 

The Compliance to the conditions stipulated in the NOC from SPCB has been submitted and found to be satisfactory. Manganese ore, coal/coke, Dolomite, quartz, Fe. Mn Slag, carbon paste, Dry Briquetes, Cr. Ore, Magnesite, MS rounds, Mill scale, casting sheets will be used as raw materials. Manufacturing process involves smelting of charge materials in submerged arc furnace. Total power requirement of 132 KVA will be met from the substation. Noise absorbing materials will be used in the construction of buildings etc. and less noise generating machinery will be installed.

 

Ambient air quality monitoring was carried within the study area for PM, SO2 and NOx. The maximum values of these parameters are 56.3 µg/m3, 9.7 µg/m3 and 22.7 µg/m3  respectively.  The predicted maximum incremental ground level concentrations (GLCs) due to the proposed project are 0.69 µg/m3, 1.71 µg/m3 and 0.96 µg/m3 respectively. The resultant concentrations of these parameters are within the prescribed standards. Dust extraction system with Jet Pulse bag filters and furnace hoods will be provided to submerged arc furnace. Water sprinkling system will be provided to control fugitive dust emissions from material handling.

 

Total water requirement of 152 m3/day (Existing 52 KLD and 100 KLD for proposed) will be met from ground water through bore wells. The fresh water requirement will be 67 m3/day. No process wastewater will be generated. Maximum recycling of wastewater will be done after proper treatment. Domestic wastewater will be sent to septic tank followed by dispersion trench. 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.

 

Ferro-Manganese slag will be reused in Silico-Manganese manufacture. Silico Manganese and Ferro Silicon slag will be used in construction works. Ferro Chrome slag will be sent for Toxic Chemical Leachability Potential (TCLP) test for the Chrome content in the slag.  If Cr2O3 content is less than 0.2%, slag will be used in construction and infrastructure developmental activities.  If Cr2O3 content is greater than 0.2%, slag will be sent to Cr. Recovery Plant. AFPL proposes to setup a chrome recovery plant for recovering the chrome content in the slag. Waste slag after chrome recovery will be disposed for filling low lying areas. Bag filter dust will be sent to fly ash brick manufacturing units. Domestic and commercial solid waste will be collected, segregated and disposed for reuse and to dumping yard.

 

Public hearing/public consultation was conducted by the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board on 14th July 2011. The issues raised in the public hearing meeting were regarding provision of employment to locals, pollution control measures, drinking water facilities, development of School, green belt development, etc. which have been addressed and included in the EIA/EMP report.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the proposal for environmental clearance subject to stipulation of 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.

 

5.    The total water requirement shall not exceed 152m3/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 Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 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. Slag produced in Ferro Manganese (Fe-Mn) production shall be used in manufacture of Silico Manganese (Si-Mn). All the other ferro alloy slag shall be used in the preparation of building materials. 

                         

  1.  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 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 14th July 2011 should be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

35.2.5   Expansion of Integrated Steel Plant from 0.075 MTPA to 0.425 MTPA and Captive Power Plant  of 76 MW (FBC- 60 MW & WHRB - 16 MW) at Kulei, Parajang, Dhenkanal, Orissa by M/s Rana Sponge Limited  - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Global Experts, Bhubaneswar 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 90th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 6th-8th January, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP. The Integrated Steel Plants are listed at S. No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgy Industry of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 under Category’ A’ and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) of MoEF. 

 

M/s Rana Iron and Power Ltd. (formerly M/s Rana Sponge Limited) have proposed for expansion of Integrated Steel Plant from 0.075 MTPA to 0.425 MTPA at Kulei, Parajang, Dist Dhenkanal, Odisha. The company has acquired 263.0 acres of land through IDCO, in which various process units, raw material & solid waste storage units, rain water harvesting facility etc. would be set up. About 88 acres (33% of total land area) of land has been ear marked for development of green belt all around the project area. No National Parks / Wildlife Sanctuaries/ Biosphere Reserves are located within 10 km radius of the project area. The total project cost is Rs. 778.7 Crores and the cost allocated towards pollution control and environmental protection measures will be Rs. 31 Crores.

 

Following will be the plant configuration and product mix:

 

UNIT

CAPACITY

PRODUCT

PRODUCTION in TPA

END USE

Existing Plant Facilities

DRI kiln

1 x 100 TPD

1 x 350 TPD

Sponge iron

1,35,000

SMS

SMS-IF

2X 10 T

Billets

75,000

Sale/SMS

Rolling Mill

2500 MT/Month

MS Angles

30,000

Sale

FBC CPP

4 MW

Power

4 MW

Internal Use

WHRB CPP

8 MW

Power

8 MW

Internal Use

Producer gas plant

25 TPD

Producer gas

 

Use in RHF

 Proposed Expansion (Phase 1)

DRI kiln

1 x 100 TPD

2 x 350 TPD

Sponge iron

240,000

SMS –I

SMS- II

SMS-I

IF

7 X 10 T

Billets

187,000

Rolling Mill 1

LRF

Matching

CCM

Matching

RM- I

0.25 MTPA

Rolled Product

2,50,000

Sale

Coal Washery

0.9 MTPA

Washed Coal

495,000

DRI kilns

Middling

3,15,000

FBC CPP

Reject

85,000

Sale

FBC CPP

1X 30 MW

Power

60 MW

Internal Use

WHRB CPP

16 MW

Power

16 MW

Internal Use

Phase-II

Sinter

1 X 30 m2

Sinter

2,94,000

MBF

MBF

1 X 250 m3

Hot Metal

Pig iron

1,80,000

30,000

SMS-II

SMS

SMS- II

EAF

1 X 50T

Billets

2,62,000

Rolling Mill I & II

LRF

Matching

CCM

Matching

RM-II

0.25 MTPA

Rolled Product

2,50,000

Sale

Fe-Mn

1 X 16.5 MVA

Fe-Mn

25,000

Sale

Si-Mn

1 X 16.5 MVA

Si-Mn

25,000

Sale

Saleable product after complete expansion

Rolling Mill

0.5 MTPA

Rolled product

500,000

Sale

Fe-Mn

1 X 16.5 MVA

Fe-Mn

25,000

Sale

Si-Mn

1 X 16.5 MVA

Si-Mn

25,000

Sale

CPP

64 MW FBC

24 MW WHRB

Power

88

Internal consumption

 

The PP informed that the proposal for pulp and paper mill as part of the expansion is dropped. Iron Ore-10,13,000 TPA, Coal-11,50,000 TPA, Dolomite-45,000 TPA, Lime Stone–70,000 TPA, Manganese – 1,37,000 TPA are the major raw materials. Iron ore & Manganese will be sourced from Joda/Barbil and coal will be sourced from nearest coal mine & local dealers. The total power requirement is 154 MW of which 88 MW will be met from the CPP and the rest will be met from the State grid.

 

It is proposed to install a IF and LF to produce billets to be used in rolling mills to produce 0.5 MTPA Rolled product. The IF -LF-CCM route with optimum feed combination of sponge iron and hot metal/pig iron feed for the production of high quality steel billet/bloom will be used.  A waste heat boiler to produce 88 MW power utilizing hot flue gas from DRIs and CFBC to utilize DRI char and middlings from coal washery will be installed.

 

Ambient air quality monitoring was carried within the study area for PM, SO2 and NOx. The maximum values of these parameters are 102.3 µg/m3, 12.8 µg/m3 and 14.3 µg/m3  respectively.  The predicted maximum incremental ground level concentrations (GLCs) due to the proposed project are 18.58 µg/m3, 12.49 µg/m3 and 8.3 µg/m3 respectively. Dust extraction system with adequate capacity bag house followed by tall stack and water sprinkling system will be provided for the raw material handling system and material transfer points. Dust extraction system with pulse jet type bag filter will be provided to Blast Furnace stock house and wet scrubber will be provided for Blast Furnace. Fume extraction system with adequate capacity bag house will be provided for EAF-GCP. Water sprinkling will be done in coal washery and ash handling.

 

The water requirement of 16,910 m3/day will be sourced from River Brahmani. The water consumption will be minimized by rain water harvesting. No effluent will be discharged outside the plant premises. The wastewater generated in the process will be treated and reused in the process. The iron ore fines, limestone fines, dolomite fines, MBF dust, Rolling mill scale & coke fines will be used in the sinter unit. The granulated MBF slag will be sold to cement plants. The coal fines and DRI Kiln will be used in the FBC boiler. The SMS and RM scrap will be reused in SMS. The coking coal fines and sinter fines will be recycled. The Fe-Mn slag will be used in the manufacture of Si-Mn. The SMS slag, Si-Mn slag etc. will be used for road making. 

 

Public Hearing/public consultation was conducted by the Odisha State Pollution Control Board on 18h May 2011. The issues raised in the public hearing meeting were regarding provision of employment to local people, pollution control measures, green belt development, rain water harvesting, CSR activities etc. which have been addressed and included in the EIA/EMP report.

 

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

 

·   Documents regarding name change of company from Rana Sponge to Rana Iron & Power Ltd.

 

·   Photographs of the existing and proposed plant area.

 

·   Copy of environmental clearances obtained for the existing units and the dates of commissioning of various units.

 

·   Compliance to the conditions stipulated in the environmental clearance / NOC granted by the SPCB.

 

·   Recent monitoring report from the SPCB, which shall include data on AAQ, water quality, solid waste etc. shall be submitted. 

 

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

 

·   Copies of Firm Coal linkages

 

·   Ambient air quality at 8 locations covering the study area of 10 km., aerial coverage from project site with one AAQMS in downwind direction. measures of mitigation of SO2 and NOx.

 

·   Impact of water drawl on River Brahmani

 

·   Ground water analysis for all the 34 parameters as per IS10500

 

·   Details regarding reuse of wastewater in various processes etc.

 

·   Action plan for 100% utilization of fly ash and MoUs with cement plants etc.

 

·   Management plan for toxic metal mitigation

 

·   Action plan for the implementation of OHS standards as per OSHAS/USEPA

 

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

 

35.2.6   Proposed 3 X 9 MVA Submerged Arc Furnace (Fe-Mn : 55,440 TPA / Si-Mn : 39,600 TPA / Fe-Si : 19,800 TPA or Product mix of all) at Mouza & Village Maheshpur, P.O. & P.S.: Salanpur, District Burdwan, West Bengal by M/s Padma Iron Products Private Limited -  regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their  consultant, M/s Environ India, Kolkata gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 26th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 22nd – 23rd July, 2011 for preparation of EIA/EMP report. The Ferro Alloy Plants are listed at S. No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgy Industries under Category A of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) of MoEF. 

 

M/s Padma Iron Products Private Limited have proposed to set up a 3 X 9 Submerged Arc Furnace at Mouza & Village : Maheshpur, P.O. & P.S. : Salanpur, District : Burdwan, West Bengal. Total land for the proposed project is 9.86 acres and green belt will be developed in 3.26 acres of area. No R & R is involved. No National Park/Wild Life Sanctuary/Reserve Forest is located within 10 km radius of the project site. Total cost of the proposed project is Rs. 60.0 Crores. Rs. 4.5 Crores and Rs. 45 Lakhs/Annum will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost for environmental pollution control measures.

 

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

 

Main Plant

Submerged Arc Furnace (SAF)

3 X 9 MVA

Installed Capacity

Ferro Manganese

55,440 TPA

Silico Manganese

39,600 TPA

Ferro Silicon

19,800 TPA

 

Manganese ore, Fe-Mn slag, coke breeze, quartz, dolomite, iron scrap and pet coke will be used as raw materials. Power requirement (27.75 MVA) will be met by Damodar Valley Corporation. The manufacturing of ferro alloys will be carried out in submerged arc furnace and the process involves feeding the raw materials into the furnace. In nature, the elements are available in the form of oxides. These oxides along with carbon will be fed to the furnace. After attaining favourable temperatures in the furnace, carbon will react with oxide and   will remove it from element or metal. The metal will be tapped at regular intervals and collected in pans/moulds. After solidification of the metal, the same will be broken to required sizes and delivered to customers.

 

Ambient air quality monitoring has been carried at 8 locations during the period from March 2011 to May 2011 and the average data indicate PM10 (36-72 µg/m3), PM2.5 (22-40 µg/m3), SO2 (6-12 µg/m3) and NOx (17-35 µg/m3) are within the permissible limits. Prediction of Ground Level Concentrations (GLCs) due to proposed project has been made by Industrial Source Complex, Short Term (ISCST3) as per CPCB guidelines and the average data indicated an incremental PM10 of 3.1 µg/m3.  Similarly, average incremental PM2.5 emission is 2.6 µg/m3. The smoke and fumes collected from SAF by the hood will be passed through bag filter before discharging through a stack of adequate height. Fugitive emissions from the raw material handling section will be suppressed by dry fogging system / water sprinkling.

 

Total water requirement of 30 m3/day will be sourced from borewell / rainwater harvesting pond. Maximum recycling of wastewater will be done after treatment to achieve zero discharge. Treated waste water will be used for dust suppression and green belt development. Effluent streams such as cooling tower blow down, floor washings, etc. will be used for fugitive dust suppression, water sprinkling etc. Plant sewage will be treated in septic tank. Fines and bag filter dust will be recycled in the process. Slag from Si-Mn production will be used in land / road / area development / manufacturing of coloured glass/insulated bricks. Slag from Fe-Si production will be used in the cupola furnace as raw material. All pumps and motors will be selected from less noise generating types. Ear plugs will be provided to employees working in high noise prone areas. DG sets of capacity 2 X 125 KVA & 1 X 250 kVA will be installed and used during power failure only.  DG sets will be provided with silencer.

 

Public hearing/Public consultation meeting was conducted by the West Bengal Pollution Control Board on 18.1.2012. The main issues raised in the public hearing meeting were w.r.t. proper pollution control measures, local employment, proper wages to workers, plantation programmes etc. and have been addressed and included in the EIA/EMP.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee has recommended the proposal for environmental clearance subject to submission of trace element analysis of raw materials in absolute values & if the values are more than the standards, shall submit a management plan and stipulation 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.

 

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

                         

  1. The total water requirement shall not exceed 30 m3/day. ‘Zero’ effluent discharge shall be strictly followed and no wastewater should be discharged outside the premises.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 18th January, 2012 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.

 

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

 

35.2.7   Expansion of Induction Furnace (Billets: 49,200 TPA), Rolling Mill (Hot-rolled strips/ sheet/ coil: 49,200 TPA) and Oxygen plant (600 m3/hr) in the existing plant premises at Plot No. 30, APIIC Industrial Park Gollapuram (Phase-3), Village Gollapuram, Mandal Hindupur, District Ananthapur in Andhra Pradesh by M/s Vedik Ispat Private Limited- regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Pioneer Enviro Laboratories & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (ToRs) awarded during the 28th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 26th - 27th September, 2011 for preparation of EIA/EMP. The Induction Furnace (>30,000 TPA) are listed at S. No. 3(a) in Secondary Metallurgy Industries under Category ‘B’ of the amendment to Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 and appraised by the SEIAA/SEAC. However, due to location of the project within 10 km of the interstate boundary of Karnataka, the proposal was kept in Category ‘A’ and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) of MoEF. 

 

M/s Vedik Ispat Pvt. Ltd. have proposed for expansion of Induction Furnace & Rolling Mill in the existing plant premises at Plot No. 30, APIIC Gollapuram Industrial Park (Phase-3), Gollapuram Village, Hindupur Mandal, Ananthpur District, Andhra Pradesh. The project site is located in Gollapuram Industrial area, which is a notified industrial area. Green belt will be developed in 33% (inclusive of existing) of the total plant area. Penneru River is flowing at a distance of 3.0 Kms. from the site and State highway no. 9 is at a distance of 2.0 Kms from the site. No National Park / Wild life sanctuary / Reserved forest is located within 10 km radius of the project site. Total cost of the expansion project is Rs. 25.4 Crores. Rs. 1 Crores and Rs. 10 lakhs/annum will be earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost for environmental pollution control measures.

 

Following is the plant configuration:

 

S.No.

Units

Product

Existing  configuration

As per E.C. accorded in 2010

Additional Capacity Proposed

Total capacity after the proposed additional capacity

1.

Induction Furnace with C.C.M with AOD

Billets

68,400 TPA *

(In operation since October, 2011)

49,200TPA

1,17,600 TPA**

2.

Rolling Mill

Hot-rolled Strips/sheet/coil

68,400 TPA

49,200TPA

1,17,600 TPA***

3.

Oxygen plant

 Oxygen

-

600 m3/hr

600 m3/hr

 

 

*1X25 MT Induction Furnace is in operation from October, 2011.

** The production of 1,17,600 TPA will be achieved in the same existing Induction Furnace by considering 12 heats per day and the raw scrap will be melted of in AOD.

*** A single Rolling mill of 1,17,600 TPA will be installed (As already permitted 68,400 TPA of is yet to be installed.)

 

       The sponge iron will be fed to Induction furnace to make ingots / billets which will be casted in rolling mill in form of steel i.e. TMT bars / Structural Steel. Power requirement for the proposed plant will be met from Grid. Ambient air quality monitoring was carried out at 8 locations during September 2010 to November 2010 and the submitted data indicated the value of PM2.5 (14.7- 20.9 µg/m3), PM10 (25.3 – 34.9 µg/m3), SPM (79.2 – 96.7 µg/m3), SO2 (6.0- 8.4 µg/m3) and NOx (7.0 – 9.5 µg/m3). The submitted data indicated the incremental value of PM10 (0.9 µg/m3), SO2 (7.5 µg/m3) & NOx (8.5 µg/m3) which is within the permissible limit. Fume extraction system with bag filters will be provided to Induction Furnace, LRF and CCM. Bag filters will be provided to Rolling Mill.  

 

Total water required for the proposed expansion project is 65 m3/day. The water requirement for the proposed expansion project will be supplied by APIIC. No wastewater will be generated from the proposed expansion project, as closed circuit cooling system will be adopted. Domestic wastewater will be disposed off into the soak pit via septic tank. Zero discharge will be maintained in the proposed plant. Slag generated from SMS will be crushed and after iron recovery, the inert material will be used in brick manufacturing units. Mill scale from Rolling mill will be reused in SMS.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. The total water requirement shall not exceed 65 KLD. No effluent shall be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge shall be adopted.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

35.2.8   Expansion of Ferro Alloy Plant from 27 TPD to 54 TPD by installation of 1X6 MVA Submerged Arc Furnace at Sarandi Industrial Growth Centre, Tehsil Waraseoni, District Balaghat in Madhya Pradesh by M/s Ramnik Power & Alloys (P) Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

            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 as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 22nd  Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 18-19 April, 2011 for preparation of EIA/EMP report. All the Ferro Alloy plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in primary metallurgical industry under Category-A of the Schedule of the EIA notification 2006 and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) in the MoEF.

 

M/s Ramnik Power & Alloys Pvt. Ltd have proposed for the expansion of existing Ferro Alloys Plant at Sarandi Industrial Growth Centre, Sarandi, Tehsil Waraseoni, District Balaghat in Madhya Pradesh.  The proposed expansion will be carried in the already acquired land of 10 acres within the existing plant premises, of which 33% area will be developed under green belt. No National Park / Wildlife Sanctuary is located within 10 km radius of the project site. One reserve forest, G F Sonawani is located at 6 km away from the project site. Chandan River is flowing at around 0.2 km from the project site. Waraseoni town is around 5 km from the project site. Total cost of the proposed project is Rs. 12 Crores and total project cost for existing and proposed project is Rs 48.83 Crores. Rs. 2.5 Crores and Rs. 1.07 Crores will be earmarked towards the total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

Following are the existing units:

 

Sl. No.

UNIT

CAPACITY

1

Ferro Alloys Plant

1x6  MVA  SAF

 

 

Captive Power plant Biomass Based

 

27 TPD of Ferro Manganese and Silico Manganese

 

6 MW

 

Following units will be installed:

 

Sl. No.

UNIT

CAPACITY

1

Ferro Alloys Plant

1x6  MVA  SAF

27 TPD of Ferro Manganese and Silico Manganese

 

Manganese ore, Dolomite, Pet coke, Carbon paste will be used as the major raw materials in the plant process.  The estimated power requirement for the proposed project is 12 MVA and 5.2 MW will be sourced through captive power plant and 4.2 MW which will be sourced from the Madhya Pradesh State Electricity Board. Raw materials and products will be transported in covered trucks. All the trucks for raw materials and finished products transportation will comply with the applicable environmental norms.

 

Ambient air quality monitoring was carried out within the study area for PM10, PM2.5, SO2 and NOx. Values of these parameters were found ranging from 28-92 µg/m3, 5.6-18.4 µg/m3, 3-8 µg/m3 and 5-13 µg/mrespectively.  The predicted incremental ground level concentration (GLC) due to the proposed project for PM is 2.20 µg/m3, which is within the prescribed standards. There will be emissions during handling of raw materials and products, which will be controlled by dust suppression system. The emissions from the production processes will be passed through Bag filters to retain flue dust particles. The cleaned gases will be discharged to the atmosphere through stack of adequate height of 30 mt.

 

Total water requirement for the proposed expansion including domestic requirement is about 37 m3/d, which will be sourced through bore well. The required permission has been obtained from CGWB. All the discharges will be treated and reused in the plant resulting in Zero Discharge. The slag generated in silico-manganese plant will be used for roads and building construction and as filler material for fly ash bricks. Flue dust will be sold to brick manufacturers.

 

The public hearing was exempted for the proposed project as per para 7(i) III Stage (3) of EIA Notification 2006 due to the location of the project in Notified Sarandi Industrial Growth Centre by  Directorate of Industries, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh .

 

            The committee was informed that SPCB has issued closure notice to the unit for operating without environmental clearance. The PP informed that the Hon’ble High Court of MP has stayed the said notice in the WP No. 20579/2011.

 

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

 

1.    The environmental clearance is subject to the outcome of Writ Petition No. 20579 of 2011 in the matter of M/s Ramnik Power & Alloys (P) Ltd. vs. Union of India & Ors. in the Hon’ble High Court of Madhya Pradesh.

 

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

 

  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 Bhopal, SPCB and CPCB.

                         

  1. The total water requirement shall not exceed 37 m3/day. ‘Zero’ effluent discharge shall be strictly followed and no wastewater should be discharged outside the premises.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. Risk and Disaster Management Plan along with the mitigation measures should be prepared and a copy submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal, 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.

 

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

 

Proposals for TORs

 

35.2.9   Proposed Iron Ore Beneficiation (10,00,000 TPA), Iron Ore Pelletization (6,00,000 TPA), Sponge Iron (3,00,000 TPA), Billets (3,60,000 TPA), TMT/Wire Rod Mill (2,25,000 TPA), Structural Mill (1,20,000 TPA) along with  Power Plant (WHRB- 16 MW and FBC - 20 MW) at Sy nos. 224, 227, 231, 232, 233, 423, 424, 430, 431, 432, 452, 453, 454, 455, 457, 458, 459, 461, 462, 463, 468, 474, 475 & 476, Village Mudumalagurthy, Mandal Kodumur, District Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh by M/s MPL Mineral Processing Pvt. Limited - regarding TORs

 

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

 

M/s MPL Mineral Processing Pvt. Ltd. has proposed to set up a Steel Plant at Village Mudumalagurthy, Mandal Kodumur, District Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh. The total land envisaged for the proposed project is 150 acres and green belt will be developed in 50 acres of plant area. No National Parks / Wild Life Sanctuaries / Reserve Forests / Bird Sanctuaries / Eco Sensitive Areas / Tiger Reserves/ Elephant Corridors are situated within 10 km radius of the project site. Nearest village is Krishnapuram at 1.5 km. Hagari River (non-perennial) flows at a distance of 0.6 Km. from the project site. A runoff drain is passing through the site in the South East corner. No forest land is involved in the proposed site. No litigation or court case is in pending against the project and/or land.

 

Following is the plant configuration:

 

S.No.

UNIT

CONFIGURATION

CAPACITY

1.

Iron Ore Beneficiation

1 x 10,00,000 TPA

10,00,000 TPA

2.

Iron Ore Pelletization

1 x 6,00,000 TPA

6,00,000 TPA

3.

Sponge iron

(pre Heating Technology)

2 x 350 TPD

3,00,000 TPA

4.

Billets

3 x 40 MT

3,60,000 TPA

5.

TMT/Wire Rod Mill

1 x 2,25,000 TPA

2,25,000TPA

6.

Structural Mill

1 x 1,20,000 TPA

1,20,000 TPA

7.

Power Generation

WHRB

2 x 8 MW

16 MW

FBC

1 x 20 MW

20 MW

Total

36 MW

           

Iron ore fines, bentonite, limestone & coal fines for beneficiated iron ore & pelletisation & pellet plant, coal, dolomite for sponge iron plant, sponge iron, scrap, ferro alloy for MS billets, billets for TMT / wire rod mill and structural mill & dolochar, coal & fines for power plant will be used as raw materials. Power requirement will be sourced from captive power plant.  DG sets will be installed. Iron ore fines will be grinded in ball mills. The concentrate will be fed to thickener and subsequently to filtering unit. The filter cake will be sent to pellet plant comprising of Rotary grate kiln. Green pellets will be produced from this process. 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 TMT / wire rod mill and structural mill. Waste Heat Recovery Boiler (WHRB) and FBC boiler will be installed. 

 

            Electrostatic precipitator will be provided to Pellet plant, DRI kiln and FBC 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 from DRI plant will pass through dust settling chamber (DSC) and after burning chamber (ABC), WHRB and stack. Fume extraction system with ID fan will be provided to IF. Dust suppression (chemical and dry fog type) will be provided to control emissions.  Bag filters will be provided to material handling areas, coal handling areas, crusher, stock house, cooler discharge area, screening area etc.

 

Total water required for the proposed project will be 2,593 m3/day, which will be sourced from ground water and Hagari River. Closed loop system will be adopted so that no effluent is discharged from the proposed plant. Only make up water will be fed into the plant. 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 guard pond. 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.

 

             Tailings from the beneficiation plant will be given to ceramic industries / Cement Plants / other mineral based industries. Char from DRI process will be used in FBC boiler as fuel.  Dust from air pollution control devices (APCD) will be partly used and/or in abandoned mines filling. Slag will be crushed and after iron recovery, the inert material will be used given to brick manufacturers. Ash from Sponge iron plant and FBC power plant will be sold to brick manufacturers and cement units.  Waste oil and used batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers/re-processors. 

            

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

1.        Executive summary of the project.

2.        Photographs of the proposed plant area

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

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

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

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

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. A photograph of the site should also be included.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

18.      Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

65.      Occupational health:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

35.2.10    Proposed expansion of Asbestos Cement Corrugated & Plain Sheets from 200 TPD to 340 TPD at Trilokpur Road, Village Kheri, Kala Amb, Tehsil Nahan, District Sirmour in Himachal Pradesh by M/s Vardhman Roofing Pvt. Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Ascenso Management and Consulting Services, Delhi 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 Asbestos milling and asbestos based products are listed at S.No. 4(c) under category-A of the Schedule of EIA notification 2006 and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) in the MoEF.

 

M/s Vardhman Roofing Pvt. Limited have proposed for expansion of Asbestos Cement Corrugated & Plain Sheets from 200 TPD to 340 TPD at Trilokpur Road, Village Kheri, Kala Amb, Tehsil Nahan, District Sirmour in Himachal Pradesh. The environmental clearance for the existing unit was accorded on 10.5.2011. The total existing project area is 41,000 Sq.Yards and the expansion will be done in the existing premises. The interstate boundary of Haryana is at a distance of 5 kms.

 

Raw asbestos, cement and fly ash are the raw materials that will be used. Asbestos fiber of different grades will be imported and received in pressure packed condition in impermeable bags in pelletized form. The existing power requirement is 900 KW which is sourced from HPSEB and there is no increase in power requirement for the proposed expansion. 2 nos of DG sets of capacity 250 KVA each are provided for power back up. Automatic bag opening device will be provided. Dust collectors will be provided to various unit operations. The water requirement for the proposed expansion is 102 KLD, which will be sourced from ground water.

 

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

1      Executive Summary of the project.

2      Photographs of the existing and proposed plant area.

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

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

5      If the project site is located within 10 kms of Kala Amb, a severely polluted area, the comments from Member Secretary, SPCB shall be obtained.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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   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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

41   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.

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

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

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

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

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

47   Occupational health:

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

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

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

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

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

48   Detailed action plan for compliance of the directions (including the recent Kalyaneswari case) of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India regarding occupational health and safety measures in asbestos industries should be included.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

57   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.

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

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

 

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

 

35.2.11    Proposed modernization of existing Coke Oven Plant at Dag No. 122 & 123, Patta No. 3&9, 12th Mile, G.S. Road, N.H. No. 40, Village Ambher, Taluk Sonapur District Kamrup in Assam by M/s Pride Coke Pvt. Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s. Kalyani Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., Bhubaneswar 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 proposed project is a Category (B) project as per the Schedule of the EIA notification 2006, but due to absence of SEIAA/SEAC for Assam, the proposal has been appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) in the Ministry.

 

M/s Pride Coke Pvt. Ltd. have proposed for modernization of existing Coke Oven Plant by installing coal washing facility of 25 TPH (1,20,000 TPA) capacity considering two shift working at Dag No. 122 & 123 of Patta No. 3 & 9, 12th Mile, G. S. Road, N. H. 40, Village, Ambher, Taluka Sonapur, District Kamrup, Assam. No additional land will be acquired for the proposed modernization. Existing project area is 10,063.90 sq.m. No Defense Installation, Biosphere Reserve, National Park/Wild Life Sanctuary, Ecologically Sensitive Area exists within 10 km radius. The total cost of the project will be Rs. 534.0 Lakhs. Rs. 10 Lakhs and Rs. 2 Lakhs will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures. The project site is in Seismic Zone-V.

 

In the existing coke oven plant, to manufacture 60,000 TPA of coke (finished product) 1,20,000 MTPA of raw coal will be required. To produce 1,20,000 MT of washed coal additional 36,000 MT of raw coal will be required. Input coal would be obtained by trucks from privately owned mines located in Meghalaya. The technology used for the coal washing will be wet process technology using self generated slurry as a media. About 36,000 TPA of rejects would be sold to local coal supplier for the use as a fuel of FBC based power plants. An estimated 16 m3/d of water is required for the washing unit. Manpower requirement is 12 no. Coal transportation would be by road. No industrial wastewater shall be generated due to proposed project and the plant would operate on a zero-discharge concept.

 

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.    Coal linkage documents

6.    Plan for utilization of Coke oven gas

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

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

9.    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.

10.  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.

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

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

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

14.  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.

15.  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”.

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

17.  Mass balance for the raw material and products 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.  Ambient air quality as per National Ambient Air Quality Emission Standards issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. No. 826(E) dated 16th November, 2009 should be included.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

31.  Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

42.  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.

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

44.  Occupational health:

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

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

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

45.  At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the Enterprise Social Commitment based on Public Hearing proceedings 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. Where the documents provided are in a language other than English, an English translation should be provided. The draft EIA/EMP report shall be submitted to Pollution Control Board, Assam 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.

 

35.2.12    Proposed 4.0 MTPA Cement Grinding Unit under “Ash Utilization Plan” within the premises of 3X660 MW Thermal Power Plant at Village Jodh Khansemra, Tehsil Bara, District Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh by M/s Prayagraj Power Generation Company Limited - regarding TORs

 

            The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Vimta Labs, Hyderabad, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft TORs for preparation of EIA/EMP report.  All 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 the location of project site within 10 km of interstate boundary, the proposal has been appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) in the Ministry.

 

M/s Prayagraj Power Generation Company Limited have proposed for 4.0 MTPA Cement Grinding Unit under “Ash Utilization Plan” ” within the premises of 3X660 MW Thermal Power Plant at Village Jodh Khansemra, Tehsil Bara, District Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. The environmental clearance for the 3X660 MW Thermal Power Plant was accorded on 8.9.2009. In order to productively utilize fly ash from the power plant, 4.0 MTPA Cement Grinding Unit is proposed to be set up. The total land requirement is 20.0 ha which is part of 773.10 Ha of land available with power plant and is under possession. No additional land is proposed to be acquired. No ecologically sensitive areas such as National Park/Sanctuary/Biosphere Reserve/Historical monuments, defence installations, etc. exist within 10 km radius of the Plant site. There is no litigation/pending case against the proposal. Cost of project is Rs. 450.0 crores.  

 

Two sets of high pressure roller press with ball mills would be installed in the grinding unit to produce Portland Pozzolona Cement. The main raw material clinker will be sourced from Jaypee group’s existing plants at Rewa / Bela / Sidhi / Dalla. Gypsum will be sourced from Rajasthan. Proposed grinding unit requires about 30 MW of power which will be sourced from 3x660 MW power plant. 700 m3/day of water is required for the proposed project, which will be sourced from the water allocated for the thermal power plant from River Yamuna . No additional allocation of water is required.

 

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

 

1.      Executive summary of the project.

2.      Photographs of the proposed plant area.

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

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

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

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

11.    Project site layout plan to scale using AutoCAD 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 materials 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.    Chemical and Trace Element Analysis of coal and fly ash

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.    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.

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 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 Prediction Modeling based on ISCST-3 or the latest models. Mixing height shall be estimated using SODAR.

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 along with a Piper and Piper Duro-V diagram. If surface water is used from river, rainfall, discharge rate, quantity, drainage and distance from project site should also be included.

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 and a management plan.

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

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

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

40.    Occupational health:

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

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

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

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

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

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

43.    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 (Industry-1) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. Where the documents provided are in a language other than English, an English translation should be provided. The final EIA report shall be submitted to the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance. The proposal is exempted from public hearing as per Para 7(II) of EIA Notification 2006 due to no additional land and water allocation requirement, 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 public hearing for the Thermal Power Plant was held on 30.5.2008.

 

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

 

35.2.13    Proposed 2100 TPA Low Carbon Ferro Alloy Plant at Village Kharmangi, Tehsil Darpani District Jajpur in Odisha by M/s National Ispat & Power Pvt. Limited - regarding TORs

 

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

 

35.2.14    Proposed 50 TPD Stand alone Clinker Grinding Unit at plot no. G-27, RIICO Industrial Area, Village Sotanala, Tehsil Behror, District Alwar in Rajasthan by M/s Jai Shree Krishna Cements- regarding TORs

 

            The project authorities gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft TORs for preparation of EIA/EMP report.  All 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 the location of project site within 10 km of interstate boundary, the proposal has been appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) in the Ministry.

 

           M/s Jai Shree Krishna Cements have proposed for 50 TPD Stand alone Clinker Grinding Unit at plot no. G-27, RIICO Industrial Area, Village Sotanala, Tehsil Behror, District Alwar in Rajasthan. The project area is 1,500 sq.m and green belt will be developed in 496.7 sq.m. There is not litigation pending against the project. River Sabi Nadi, a seasonal River flows at a distance of 5 km from the site. The project cost is Rs. 64.5 lakhs.

 

Clinker, Fly ash and Gypsum are the raw materials that will be used. The power requirement is 200 KVA, which will be sourced from J.V.V.N.L. Since the manufacturing process is a dry process, no water is required for the process. The water requirement is 3 KLD for domestic use and green belt development which will be met from RIICO water supply. The entire process of clinker grinding is a closed loop process and there would be no solid waste generation from the process. The dust collected from bag houses will be reused in the process. Water sprinkling would be done on roads and raw material handling areas.

 

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

 

1.      Executive summary of the project.

2.      Photographs of the proposed plant area.

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

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

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

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

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

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

12.    Project site layout plan to scale using AutoCAD 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 materials 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.    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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

31.    Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

40.    Occupational health:

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

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

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

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

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

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

43.    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 (Industry-1) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. Where the documents provided are in a language other than English, an English translation should be provided. The final EIA report shall be submitted to the Ministry 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 shall be valid for a period of two years for submission of the EIA/EMP report.

 

35.2.15    Proposed 0.1 MTPA Tunnel Kiln DRI, 4x8 T IF, 0.05 MTPA TMT Bar and 3x4500 Nm3/hr Producer Gas Plant at Village Badapokhari, Tehsil Tangi, District Cuttack in Odisha by M/s Kashvi Power & Steel Pvt. Limited - regarding TORs

 

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

 

M/s. Kashvi Power and Steel Pvt. Ltd. has proposed for 0.1 MTPA DRI Through Tunnel Kiln, 0.1 MTPA MS Ingots, 0.05 MTPA TMT Bars and 3x4500 M3/Hr Producer Gas Plant at Village Badapokhari, Tehsil -Tangi, District- Cuttack, Odisha.  Total land required for the proposed plant is 16.0 acres, which is already in the possession of the project proponent and green belt will be developed in 33% of the total plant area. The project is located at a distance of 17.0 KM from Cuttack Town. No national Park/wild life sanctuary is located within 10 km radius of the project site. Total cost of the project is Rs. 74.43 Crores. Rs. 4.16 Crores and Rs. 0.832 Crores will be earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost per annum for environmental pollution control measures. It was confirmed that no litigation/court case is pending against the proposal.

 

Following are the details of the proposed plants:

 

Sl. No.

Unit

Capacity

1.

Tunnel     Kiln (3 Nos.)   for production of DRI

3 X 100 TPD ~ 0.1 MTPA

2.

Producer Gas Plant

3x4500 Nm3/Hr

3.

M.S Ingot Plant (4x8T IF)

0.1 MTPA

4.

TMT Bar Plant (6 mm to 32 mm dia.)

0.05 MTPA

 

DRI will be manufactured through Tunnel Kiln Technology. Producer Gas will be used as fuel in Tunnel Kiln for sponge iron production. Iron Ore fines, Coal, Limestone and Bentonite are the major raw materials used in the plant process. Power (17 MVA) will be sourced from OTPCL/CESCO. The unit’s saleable product will be TMT Bars and MS Ingots.  

 

Major air emissions are anticipated from operations of Furnaces & Tunnel Kiln. Bag Filter will be installed at screen, transfer point and product screen to control fugitive dust emission. Exhaust gas from Tunnel Kiln will pass through the Bag filter and to atmosphere through stack. Kiln is air cooled. Re-circulated phenol water will be used for scrubbing gas from producer gas unit which separates out the Tar in liquid form which can burn in furnace as FO. Bag filter will be provided for coal handling and feeding section. Bag filter will be provided at the stacks attached to induction furnace to control PM. The plant systems will be designed suitably to keep stack emissions to levels well below Board’s stipulated norms.

 

Total water requirement for the proposed project is of 192 m3/day. Settling tank will be installed for the treatment of wastewater generated from different units and the treated water will be used for dust suppression, plantation etc. There will be no waste water from Tunnel Kiln & SMS unit. The hot water from DRI and SMS units after cooling will be recycled to corresponding units with required quantum of makeup water. Domestic Effluent will be treated in STP & treated water will be reused for green belt with the help of sprinklers or water sprayers.

 

Char generated from Tunnel Kiln will be reused in process and CSR. Ash from producer gas will be sold to fly ash brick manufacturers. Slag from induction furnace shall be utilized for making and strengthening roads both internal/external and building material. Waste from TMT bar mill will be recycled in the process. STP sludge will be used as manure for green belt development. Ear muffs/ear plugs will be provided to workers working in high noise prone areas.

 

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

1.        Executive summary of the project.

2.        Photographs of the proposed plant area

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

16.      Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

61.      Occupational health:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Any Other Item

 

35.2.16    Proposed 55,000 TPA High Carbon Ferro-Chrome Plant, 4,00,000 TPA Rebar Mill & Desalination Plant at Gopalpur  Villages Chamkhandi, Sindhigaon Jagannathpur, Tehsil Chatrapur, District Ganjam, Odisha by M/s Tata Steel Limited  - regarding Reconsideration for EC

 

The above proposal was considered and discussed in the 31st Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 22nd & 23rd December, 2011. After detailed deliberations, the Committee sought the following information for re-consideration and deferred the proposal.

 

·         Information regarding source of coal.

·         CRZ clearance for the intake and outfall of the sea water

·         Revised plant layout after relinquishing the project area through which the nallah is flowing

·         Environmental Health Risk Assessment around 10 km radius as per the guidelines of OSHAS/USEPA including Hexavalent Chromium and other toxic metals  

·         Piper diagram for the surface water quality

·         Commitment for a separate truck parking area in the plant. Measures for control of fugitive emissions due to trucks.

·         Trace Element analysis of Raw Materials. If concentration of trace metal analysis is more, a management plan should be submitted.

·         Disaster Management Plan for Tsunami

 

The above information was submitted by the PP. The project proponent and their consultant, M/s Vimta Labs, Hyderabad also made a presentation before EAC. After detailed deliberation, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to submission of Trace Element analysis of Raw Materials in ppbs & Management Plan for Trace Elements in Air & Water, Environmental Health Risk Assessment around 10 km radius based on primary data and the stipulation 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 5.5 MLD. ‘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 20th September, 2011 should be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at 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 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 shall be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

35.2.17    Expansion of Sponge Iron Plant (0.39 to 0.84 MTPA) and Co-generation Power Plant ( 26 MW to 63 MW) at Joda, Bileipada, Barbil, District Keonjhar in Orissa by M/s Tata Sponge Iron Limited - regarding extension of validity of environmental clearance

 

The above proposal was considered and discussed in the 31st Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 22nd & 23rd December, 2011. After detailed deliberations, the Committee sought the details regarding the Steel Plant which is being proposed in another location to which the sponge iron will be sent. The above information was submitted by the PP.

 

After detailed deliberations, the committee has recommended the extension of validity period of environmental clearance by a period of five years w.e.f 11.4.2012 subject to the specific and general environmental conditions.

 

35.2.18    Proposed Ferro Alloys manufacturing unit (4x9 MVA) submerged Electric Arc Furnace for production of 51,022 TPA of Silico-Mn, 70, 974 TPA of Ferro-Mn, 57,222 TPA of Ferro-Chrome and 24,842 TPA of Ferro-Silicon at Sy. No. 61, 63, 67 & 68, Village Penubarthi, Mandal Gurla, District Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh by M/s Astra Ferro - Tech Pvt. Limited- regarding Reconsideration for EC

 

            The above proposal was considered and discussed in the 32nd Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 27th & 28th January, 2012. The Committee after detailed deliberations sought the following information for reconsideration:

 

·         Revised lay out plant showing the slag process area and with water harvesting pond.

 

·         Chemical and Trace element analysis of Raw Materials from Source.

 

·         Management plan for slag

 

·         Plan for Rain water harvesting for 2-3 months

 

·         Detailed action plan for Enterprise Social Commitment

 

The above information was submitted by the PP. The project proponent and their consultant, M/s Sri Sai Manasa Nature Tech Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad also made a presentation before EAC. After detailed deliberation, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to submission of Management Plan for Trace Elements in Air & Water and the stipulation 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 160 KLD. ‘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 Bangalore, SPCB and CPCB.

 

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

                         

  1. 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 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 27th October, 2011 should be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore.

 

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

 

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

 

35.2.19    Proposed Ferro Alloy Unit (4 MVA SEAF for production of 4,000 TPA Fe-Si or 8,000 TPA Si-Mn) along with 3.8 MW Gas based Captive Power Plant at Dag No. 103, Village Chalakotoki,  Kathalguri Panchayat, near Duliajan District Dibrugarh, Assam by M/s Gasgen Ferro Alloys LLP-  regarding Reconsideration for EC

 

            The above proposal was considered and discussed in the 33rd Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 27th & 28th February, 2012. The Committee after detailed deliberations sought the following information for reconsideration:

              

·      Revised layout plan to scale using AutoCAD with 33% green belt

 

·      A copy of Gazette Notification for the Notified Industrial Area

 

·      Trace element management plan in the solid waste

 

·      Flood Hazard and Dam breakage Zonation Mapping at 1:5000 to 1;10,000 scale indicating the peak and lean river discharge as well as flood occurrence frequency.

 

·      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 landslides.

 

The above information was submitted by the PP. The project proponent and their consultant, M/s. Envision Enviro Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Surat also made a presentation before EAC. After detailed deliberation, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to stipulation of 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 Shillong, SPCB and CPCB.

                         

  1. The total water requirement shall not exceed 15 m3/day. ‘Zero’ effluent discharge shall be strictly followed and no wastewater should be discharged outside the premises.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

35.2.20    Expansion of existing induction furnace (from 40 TPD to 250 TPD/90,000 TPA ingots/ billets) along with installation of 9 MVA SAF for manufacture of ferro Alloys 54 TPD/19,440 TPA (Ferro Manganese/Silico Manganese) at Sy. No. 439/2 & 440/2, Village Wadiyaram, District Medak in Andhra Pradesh by M/s Mohan Steels (India) Pvt. Ltd. - regarding Reconsideration for EC

 

            The above proposal was considered and discussed in the 33rd Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 27th & 28th February, 2012. The Committee after detailed deliberations sought the following information for reconsideration without calling the Project Proponent:

 

·         Trace element analysis of raw materials

 

·         Ground water analysis after verification

 

·         Slag utilization Plan

 

·         Management plan for trace metal in the solid waste

 

The above information was submitted by the PP. The project proponent and their consultant, M/s Consafe Science (India), Hyderabad also made a presentation before EAC. After detailed deliberation, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to stipulation of 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 50 m3/day. ‘Zero’ effluent discharge shall be strictly followed and no wastewater should be discharged outside the premises.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

35.2.21    Cement Grinding Unit (500 TPD) at Dag No. 267, 268 & 269, Patta No.38, 77, Village Hathigaon, Mouza Borbhogia, Gaon Panchayat Kuwaritol, District Nagaon, Assam by M/s Aditi Industries -  regarding amendment in Environmental Clearance

 

Environmental clearance to the above proposal was accorded by MoEF vide letter no. J-11011/735/2009-IA II (I), dated 29th September 2010. The PP has requested for the following amendments in the above EC. The PP and their consultant, M/s Envision Enviro Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Surat have also made a presentation before the committee.

 

1.    Specific condition no. I, which reads as under:

 

“Continuous stack monitoring facilities to monitor emissions from all the stacks shall be provided. Particulate emission shall be controlled within 50 mg/Nm3 by installing adequate air pollution control system viz. Bag Filter and stacks of adequate height etc. Data on ambient air, fugitive and stack emission shall be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Shillong, Assam State Pollution Control Board (ASPCB) and CPCB Regularly.”

 

It is requested to amend the condition as under.

 

“Particulate emission shall be controlled within 50 mg/Nm3 by installing adequate air pollution control system viz. Bag Filter and stacks of adequate height etc. Data on ambient air quality, fugitive and stack emission shall be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Shillong, Assam State Pollution Control Board (ASPCB) and CPCB Regularly.”

 

The justification for above is that, the company has proposed close circuit ball mill (C.C.B.M.) with reverse pulse jet type bag filters at various stages of production and all other pollution control equipments which are necessary for maintaining the emission from the stacks are below the prescribed limits. Moreover, the unit is very small and non polluting unit with approximate cost of Rs. 9.7 Crores at an area of around 13,075 Sq.Mt. only and therefore continuous online stack monitoring system for all the stacks would be very difficult and is not economically feasible. However, the company has already implemented a periodical monitoring scheme for regular monitoring of the stack emission by appointing a third party. Results will be analyzed and proper action will be taken on time to time if found necessary.

 

2.    General Condition no. x, which reads as under:

 

“As proposed, Rs 131.71 Lacs and Rs. 42.00 Lacs shall be earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environment pollution control measures to implement the conditions stipulated by the Ministry of Environment and Forests as well as the State Government. An implementation schedule for implementing all the conditions stipulated herein shall be submitted to the regional office of the Ministry at Shilong. The funds so provided shall not be diverted for any other purpose”.

 

It is requested to amend the condition as under.

 

“As proposed, Rs 35.0 Lacs and Rs. 5.65 Lacs shall be earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environment pollution control measures to implement the conditions stipulated by the Ministry of Environment and Forests as well as the State Government. An implementation schedule for implementing all the conditions stipulated herein shall be submitted to the regional office of the Ministry at Shilong. The funds so provided shall not be diverted for any other purpose.”

 

The project proponent had only proposed Rs. 35.00 Lacs as capital cost for environment pollution control measures and Rs. 5.65 Lacs towards recurring cost/annum in all the documents submitted and the figures mentioned in the condition is a typographical error.

 

After detailed deliberations, the committee has recommended for the above amendments.

 

35.2.22    Expansion of Ferro Alloy Plant (Fe-Si: 7200 TPA; Si-Mn: 17,640 TPA; Fe-Mn: 22320 TPA), Pig Iron (25440 TPA), Ferro Chrome (16200 TPA) at Sy. No. 515/A, 516/A, 521 & 523, Bhimaraopally Road, Village Reddipally, Mandal Chegunta, District Medak in Andhra Pradesh by M/s GSN Ferro Alloys Pvt. Limited- regarding amendment in environmental clearance

 

Environmental clearance to the above proposal was accorded by MoEF vide letter no. J-11011/465/2009-IA II (I), dated 13th May, 2011. The PP has requested for amendments in the above EC for inclusion of 100 TPD Sinter Plant. The PP and their consultant, Global Enviro Labs, Hyderabad have also made a presentation before the committee.

 

            It is submitted that the main aim of installation of the proposed sintering plant is to utilize the manganese fines and other solid wastes like coke fines, coal fines, lime fines & bag filter dust etc. generated from the existing ferro alloy plant. The additional land, water and power requirement would be 0.7 acres, 8 KLD and 500 KVA respectively. The cost for installation of the sinter plant would be Rs. 80 Lakhs. One pulse jet bag filter would be installed for the sinter plant and the dust from bag filter will be reused in the sintering process. The flue gases would be let out through tall chimney. The water would be used only for maintaining the moisture and there would be no generation of wastewater.

 

            After detailed deliberations, the committee sought the following information for reconsideration without calling the project proponent.

 

·         Exit gas analysis

 

·         Existing vs. new pollution load.

 

·         Stack height for sinter plant

 

27th April, 2012

 

Proposals for Environmental Clearance

 

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

 

The project authorities and their  consultant, M/s Environ India, Kolkata gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 10th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 17th – 18th May, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP report. The Ferro Alloy Plants are listed at S. No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgy Industries under Category A of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) of MoEF. 

 

M/s Hira Concast Limited have proposed to expand its existing plant by installing 1 X 5.5 MVA Ferro Alloy Plant at Mouza : Nakrajoria, P.S. : Salanpur, District : Burdwan in West Bengal. The expansion will be carried out within the existing plant premises of 6.68 acres and green belt will be developed in 2.20 acres. No R & R is involved. No National Park/Wild Life Sanctuary/Reserve Forest is located within 10 km radius of the project site. Total cost of the proposed project is Rs. 10.63 Crores. Rs. 80.0 Lakhs and Rs. 10.0 Lakhs/Annum will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost for environmental pollution control measures. The compliance to the conditions stipulated in the environmental clearance accorded for existing plant on 11.12.2008 is submitted and found to be satisfactory.

 

Following are the details of existing facilities and proposed facilities to be installed :

 

 

Units

Existing

Additional

Main Plant

Submerged Arc Furnace (SAF)

1 X 7.5 MVA

1 X 5.5 MVA

Induction Furnace

2 X 7 T

-

Installed Capacity

Ferro Manganese

15,225 TPA

12,330 TPA

Silico Manganese

11,455 TPA

9,280 TPA

Ingots

53,000 TPA

-

 

Manganese ore, Fe-Mn slag, coke breeze, quartz & dolomite will be used as raw materials. Power requirement (Existing:14 MVA; Additional : 5.5 MVA) will be met from Damodar Valley Corporation. DG set of capacity 1 X 250 kVA will be installed and used during power failure only.  The manufacturing of ferro alloys will be carried out in submerged arc furnace and the process involves feeding the raw materials into the furnace. The oxides along with carbon will be fed to the furnace. After attaining favourable temperatures in the furnace, the carbon will react with oxide and will remove it from element or metal. The metal will be tapped at regular intervals and collected in pans/moulds. After solidification of the metal, the same will be broken to required sizes and delivered to customers.

 

Ambient air quality monitoring has been carried out at 8 locations during the period March 2011 to May 2011 and the average data submitted indicate PM10 (36-72 µg/m3), PM2.5 (22-40 µg/m3), SO2    (6-12 µg/m3) and NOx (17-35 µg/m3) are within the permissible limits. Prediction of Ground Level Concentrations (GLC’s) due to existing and proposed expansion has been made by Industrial Source Complex Short Term (ISCST3) as per CPCB guidelines and the average data submitted indicated an incremental PM10 of 1.7 µg/m3.  Similarly, average incremental PM2.5 is 1.5 µg/m3. The smoke and fumes collected from SAF by the hood will be passed through bag filter before discharging through a stack of adequate height. Fugitive emissions from raw material handling section will be suppressed by dry fogging system / water sprinkling.

 

Total water requirement for the proposed plant will be 4 KLD in addition to existing consumption of 24 KLD which will be sourced from borewell/rainwater harvesting pond. Maximum recycling of wastewater will be done after proper treatment towards zero discharge. Treated wastewater will be used for dust suppression and green belt development. Effluent streams such as cooling tower blow down, floor washings, etc. will be used for fugitive dust suppression, water sprinkling etc. Sewage will be treated in septic tanks. Fines and Bag Filter dust will be recycled in the process. Fe-Mn slag will be utilized in Si-Mn production. Slag from Si-Mn production will be used in land / road / area development / manufacturing of coloured glass / insulated bricks. All pumps and motors will be selected from less noise generating types. Ear plugs will be provided to employees working in high noise prone areas.  DG set will be provided with silencer.

 

Public hearing/Public consultation meeting was conducted by the West Bengal Pollution Control Board on 17.11.2011. The main issues raised in the public hearing meeting were w.r.t. proper pollution control measures, local employment, proper wages to workers, plantation programmes etc. which have been addressed and included in the EIA/EMP.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee has recommended the proposal for environmental clearance subject to stipulation 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.

 

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

                         

  1. The total water requirement shall not exceed 4 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.