Minutes

 

   The Minutes of the 112th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee for Building Construction, Coastal Regulation Zone, Infrastructure Development and Miscellaneous projects held on 10th – 11th May, 2012 at SCOPE Complex, New Delhi.

 

1.        Opening Remarks of the Chairman.

 

          The Chairman welcomed the members to the 112th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee.

 

2.      Confirmation of the Minutes of the 111th Meeting of the EAC held on 16th -17th April, 2012 at New Delhi.

 

          In item no. 4.34 ‘Finalisation of ToR for rehabilitation and upgradation of 2-lane / 2lane with paved shoulders configuration from Jeolikot to Ghigarikhal section of (km 0.000 to km 109.000) NH- 87-E in Uttarakhand by SE, !0th NH Circle, PWD, Yamuna Colony, Dehradun [F.No.10-22/2012-IA-III]’ the following shall be inserted.

 

Committee noted that the project length is 109 km however, the Existing ROW width varies from 6 to 15 m and for up-gradation of the project road, 12 m ROW is proposed for existing alignment. The Additional ROW is less than 20m, hence it will not attract EIA Notification, 2006.

 

          In item no. 3.2 Amendment to the Environmental Clearance issued for the construction of second liquid chemical/specialized grades of Petroleum, Oil and Lubricant (POL) berth at Pir-Pau, Mumbai by M/s. Mumbai Port Trust [F.No.11-81/2009-IA.III], following condition shall be added

 

(ii) The blasting shall be carried out under the supervision of CWPRS. ‘And the report of CWPRS shall be submitted to RO of MoEF’

 

In item no. 3.3 Revalidation of Environmental and CRZ clearance accorded for the development of Multipurpose Port at Rewas Raigard by M/s Rewas Port Ltd [F.No. 10-1/2007-IA.III], conditions shall be replaced by the following: 

 

(i)                 Submit the time series map to show that there is no destruction of mangroves.

 

(ii)               Submit a map showing the mangroves and buffer zone left around the mangroves

 

(iii)             Submit the details of present drainage systems  and proposed one particularly with respect to avoid impact on the  mangroves and  the details of run-off collection.

 

(iv)              Revise the CSR along with budgetary provision of 2 to 5 % since the proposed CSR is very minimal Proposed CSR activates shall be submitted

 

(v)                Submit the details of the handling of cargos and mitigation measures during loading/ unloading / storage

 

(vi)              Submit the source of water supply

 

(vii)            The office building proposed in intertidal zone (ITZ) shall be shifted beyond ITZ.

 

In item no. 4.2 Environmental and CRZ Clearance for Multipurpose Jetty within Navalakhi Port, Maliya, Rajkot District, Gujarat by M/s DMCC Oil Terminal (Navlakhi) Ltd. [F.No. 11-45/2011-IA-III], following condition shall be added

 

(ii)               Plan showing the Mangroves and buffer zone around the mangroves where no construction work will be take-up shall be submitted

 

In item no. 4.4 CRZ Clearance for laying of 2 x 18” dia insulated pipeline from Ennore Port to LPG Import Terminal by M/s Indian Oil Petronas Pvt. Ltd. [F.No.11-76/2011-IA.III], following condition shall be added

 

(iv)                It was stated that Fire protection facilities would be provided as per OISD – 144 norms. Details shall be submitted. Compliance with reference to MSIHC Rules shall be submitted

 

 

In item no. 4.5 CRZ clearance for construction of storage tank of LNG having capacity of 200 000 cubic meters by M/s Hazira LNG Pvt. Ltd. (F. No. J-16011/23/2000-IA-III/Pt ), following condition shall be added

 

(ii)        Submit the compliance of MSIHC Rules

 

 

In item no. 4.10 Environmental Clearance for development of Municipal Solid Wastes Land fill site near Mirjapur Industrial area in Mirjapur, Uttar Pradesh by M/s UP Jal Nigam [F.No. 10-44/2010-IA-III], conditions shall be replaced by the following: 

 

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)     Proponent shell develop the green belt of 15 meters width,  3 layers of canopy all along the periphery. Modified green belt plan shall be submitted to RO of MoEF with in two months.

 

i)       The proponent shall ensure that the project fulfills all the provisions of Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000 including collection and transportation design etc.

 

ii)             The MSW shall be managed and handled in accordance with compliance criteria and procedure laid down in Schedule –II of MSW Rules 2000

 

iii)           Biomedical waste and industrial waste shall not be mixed with MSW waste

 

iv)           In order to encourage the citizens municipal authority shall organise awareness programme for segregation of wastes and shall promote recycling or reuse of segregation materials

 

v)             Wastes from the slaughter houses, meat and fish markets, fruit and vegetables markets, which are biodegradable in nature shall be managed to make use of such wastes

 

 

vi)           Vehicles used for MSW transportation shall be covered. Waste should not be visible to public, nor exposed to open environment preventing their scattering

 

vii)         Land filling shall be restricted to non- biodegradable, insert waste and other waste that are not suitable either for recycling or for biological processing

 

viii)       Landfill shall be constructed/ operated/ post project monitoring to be carried out / closure of landfill sites and post care / leachate treatment and disposal shall be carried out as per Schedule –III of MSW Rules 2000.

 

ix)           The gas generated from the Landfill facility shall be collected and disposed/utilized as per rules

 

x)             The proponent shall obtain necessary clearance from the Ground Water Authority for the use of ground water.

 

xi)           The depth of the land fill site shall be decided based on the ground water table at the site. 

 

xii)         An On Site Emergency Management Plan shall be prepared and implemented.

 

xiii)       Periodical ground water/soil monitoring to check the contamination in and around the site shall be carried out.

 

In item no. 4.15, Finalisation of ToR for  setting up 10 MMTPA LNG Import, Storage and Re-gasification facilities at Gangavaram Port Limited, Visakhapatnam by  Petronet LNG Ltd  [F.No.11-12/2012-IA-III], following conditions shall be added

 

 

(i)           Submit the compliance with reference to applicable rules as per MISHC Rules 1989.

 

(ii)         MOU with Gangavaram Port for handling emergencies shall be submitted

 

(iii)       Proper coordinates shall be given on the CRZ map for field verification, as and when required. The CRZ map covering 7 kms around the project site shall be submitted. The CRZ map indicating CRZ classification including the notified ecologically sensitive areas shall be submitted as required under CRZ Nitification para no. 4.2(i)(h) The authorized agency in the report shall clearly state the details of ecologically sensitive areas as mentioned in para 7(i) of CRZ Notification, 2011, if any with in the project area or within 7 kms from the project boundary…

 

(iv)        Submit the CSR plan

 

In item no. 4.16, Finalisation of ToR for proposed Crane Roll – on Jetty at West Port, Mundra by M/s Adani Ports & SEZ Ltd. (F.No.11-14/2012-IA III), following conditions shall be added

 

 

Proper coordinates shall be given on the CRZ map for field verification, as and when required. The CRZ map covering 7 kms around the project site shall be submitted. The CRZ map indicating CRZ classification including the notified ecologically sensitive areas shall be submitted as required under CRZ Notification para no. 4.2(i)(h) The authorized agency in the report shall clearly state the details of ecologically sensitive areas as mentioned in para 7(i) of CRZ Notification, 2011, if any with in the project area or within 7 kms from the project boundary…

 

 

In item no. 4.17, Finalization of ToR for handling of LNG Cargo at Dighi Port, Maharashtra by M/s Dighi Port (F. No. 10-8/2005-IA -III), following conditions shall be added

 

 

(i)                 The  report  on compliance to MSIHC Rules shall be submitted to RO of MoEF within two months

 

 

In item no. 4.18, Finalisation of ToR for second stage of expansion of Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) by M/s Bengaluru International Airport (F. No. 10-24/2012-IA.III), following conditions shall be added

 

 

(i)                 Submit the details of the parking arrangements

 

(ii)               Submit the details of   energy conservation measures and water conservation measures – in the existing airport and in the proposed expansion. Explore the details of providing solar energy to the extent possible

 

(iii)             Submit the details of solid waste in the existing project and proposed project  

 

In item No. 5.1 ‘Environmental Clearance for two laning with paved shoulders of the section on NH-92 (Gwalior – Bhind up to MP/UP Border) by M/s Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation Ltd. [F.No.10-86/2010-IA.III]’ of EAC meeting held on 5th –7th March, 2012,  ‘ the following shall be added.

 

(i)       The proposal indicates the road passes through Protected Forests land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

3.                  Consideration of Old Proposals:

 

3.1       Environmental Clearance for the construction of Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) at Village JamalpurAwana, PanchayatJamalpurAwana, Taluk Ludhiana East, Ludhiana District, Punjab by M/s. Punjab Dyers Association [F.No.10-92/2010-IA.III]

The project involves development of Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) on a plot area of 32 acres at Jamlapur, Awana, Ludhiana. There are 241 dying units in 5 industrial clusters. The effluent from the industrial units will be collected through the pipeline. The treated wastewater will be used for irrigation in an area of 80,000 acres. The capacity of CETP proposed is 117 MLD. The total cost of the project is Rs. 255.85 Crores.

          This is a Category ‘B’ project and since there was no SEIAA, Punjap, the project was considered by the EAC in its meeting held on 18th –20th Jan, 2011 and finalized the additional TOR including conduct of Public Hearing. After the reconstitution of SEIAA the project was returned to SEIAA. The SEIAA has appraised the project exempting the Public Hearing (whether grounds for exemption were recorded by SEIAA*) and recommended for the issue of EC.  As per the information from MS, SEIAA, the project is located within declared industrial area. As Ludhiana has been declared as one of the critically polluted areas hence, the General condition applies to the project since it is within 10 km from Ludhiana. The project has been transferred to Ministry for issue of EC. 

 

The proposal was examined by the EAC in its meeting held on 15th -17th December, 2011 and Committee sought additional information viz. treatment for removal of phenolic compound, pilot plant study, MoU made between the farmers for using the treated effluent for irrigation etc.

 

The details submitted and presented to the Committee were discussed in details.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 Proponent stated that the irrigation department is working on a proposal to use the treated water for about 33,454 acres of lands of about 35 villages.  Submit the supporting documents on this proposal.

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(ii)               Consent order shall be obtained from Pollution Control Board. The PCB shall be ensure the treatability of respect Boron, Sodium Absorption Ration (SAR) and phenolic Compounds to meet the  standards for agriculture use.

 

(iii)             There shall be no discharge into Budha nallah.

 

(iv)              The farmers shall be made aware that the water is treated water.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental  Clearance after submission of the information at (i) above, with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.                Consideration of New Proposals:

 

4.1       Amendment to CRZ clearance dated 04.07.2008 for switchover from Gujarat State Electricity ltd. Power to CPP Power at bulk cement terminal (bct) at Muldwarka, taluka: Kodinar, dist, Junagadh by M/s Ambuja  Cements Limited.

 

 

At present the Electric power requirement for BCT is 2.5 MW and it is being supplied by Gujarat state electricity ltd. Captive power plant generation capacity is 90 MW. Whereas Cement plants requirement is 71 MW. It proposed to supply excess captive power to BCT by switch over from Gujarat state electricity ltd to CCP  also can over come frequent power interruption, voltage variation from Gujarat state electricity ltd. The   per unit cost of  CPP is less than the Gujarat state electricity ltd.

 

DoEF has recommended the matter  to MoEF vide Letter No. ENV-10-2004-48-E Dated: 07th July 2011. As sought by the MoEF proposed switch over project details superimposed on the CRZ map 1:4000 scale. The proposed changes do not result in any increased in capacity of terminal and subsequently environmental pollution. 

 

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for amendment to the   Clearance dated  with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

 

 

4.2       CRZ clearance for Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant unit 3-6 at Kudankulam, Tamil Nadu by M/s Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited. [f. No. 11-25/2010-IA-III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves setting up of additional reactors as KKNPP units-3 to 6(KKNPP # 3 to 6 each of 1000 MWe).  The proposed units are similar in design as in Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant Units 1 and 2 and also to be located adjacent to KKNPP 1 and 2 which is in commissioning stage. The plant is constructed under an Inter Governmental Agreement between Indian and Russian Governments. KKNPP, a “Generation-3” reactor, is having the most advanced safety features. Each unit of KKNPP belongs to VVER-1000, Water cooled-Water moderated Energy Reactor (VVER). These reactors belong to the family of Pressurized Water Reactors (PWRs), which are the predominant type in operation world over. Each unit consists of four Primary Coolant System (PCS) loops transferring the heat energy from the reactor to the Steam Generators (SG). The steam produced in the shell side of SG is fed to the Turbine Generator to generate electricity. For condenser cooling, sea water is drawn at a depth of 10 Mtr from closed dykes which also house a unique fish protection system. The fish protection system separates the fishes from the cooling water and ensures that the fishes are diverted back in sea and water alone is taken to condenser. As water is drawn from closed dykes, sea erosion is not there. The fresh water requirement of the plant is met through desalination plant. 

 

The plant is having the most advanced safety features and is termed as “first of its kind” in the safety aspect. Active safety systems are having a backup of passive safety systems. To increase redundancy, each active safety systems are supplied from four independent and physically separated channels. The plant elevation is designed for Tsunami and flooding with sufficient conservatism. The plant system, structures and components are designed for earthquake, explosions and other natural calamities. The Reactor building is designed to take care of an aircraft crash of Cessna type aircraft. 1053 ha land is already acquired during phase 1 (KKNPP 1&2) construction. No additional land will be required for present expansion.

 

Comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessment Study for the expansion has been carried out through NEERI, Nagpur and it brought out Environmental Management Plan. As per the EIA, EMP, No National Park, Sanctuary, Biosphere, Mangrove, Monuments, Reserve Forest in the zone of 15 km. The reserve forest of Thadakmalai, Poigaimalai and Mahendragiri lies within 15 to 30 km of the site. The biodiversity rich area of Gulf of Mannar Bio Reserve (GOMBRE) in 150 km from the site. The total fresh water requirement for the proposed KKNPP 3 to 6 units will be 12388 cum/day and it will be met from desalination plants already under operation at the project site. In addition, for condenser cooling, seawater will be taken from the sea and will be discharged back to sea. Major source of wastewater discharge is from condenser cooling system. The cooling system has been designed as once through condenser cooling system wherein water from the Sea would be drawn and discharged back in to the Sea and the temperatures rise of the reject water is limited to +30C. 

 

Mathematical Model studies for thermal dispersion of cooling water discharge has been done to locate the outfall point. The Marine discharge will meet the norms prescribed under Environmental (Protection) Rules, 1981. The Radioactive Liquid waste will be concentrated to reduce volume and concentrated residue will be solidified through cementation and stored in solid waste depositary as per the norms of Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB). The remaining liquid wastes confirming to the norms of AERB will be discharged in to Sea

 

 

Environmental clearance under EIA notification 2006 has been obtained from MoEF in September 2008 for KKNPP 3&4 and in December 2009 for KKNPP 5&6.  Tamil Nadu State Coastal Zone Management authority has recommended to MoEF for granting CRZ clearance to KKNPP3-6 in December 2010. MoEF considered the proposal in 99th meeting and recommended for additional studies to be undertaken. The terrestrial and marine EIA updation and the mathematical modeling of CCW discharge has been carried out by M/s Engineers India Limited, Gurgaon. The CRZ mapping in 1:4000 scale with project layout superimposed has been carried out by M/s CESS Trivandrum. Comprehensive EMP has been prepared keeping in view all possible strategies oriented towards impact minimization both during construction and operation phases.

 

The project was considered in 99th meeting held on 5th -6th April, 2011 and 21st–23rd September, 2011 and advised  for considering pipeline discharge for CCW. Accordingly the CCW scheme has been modified to discharge the CCW through underwater pipelines to discharge at a region of 4-5 Mtrs Bathymetry which is away from the shore. Also the additional provisions made in KKNPP for withstanding tsunami effects like grade elevation of the buildings in addition to the Tsunami level and also the plant safety features like passive heat removal system etc .

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

 

(i)                 Proponent submitted schematic diagram of outfall. The  technical details of outfall, diffusers etc shall be submitted to the Ministry prior to the commencement.

 

(ii)               Regular monitoring at outfall shall be carried out especially for the temperature and marine life quality.

 

(iii)             All physic-chemical and biological parameters including radioactivity shall be carried out regularly

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for  CRZ Clearance with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.3       CRZ clearance for construction of beach resort in S.No. 39/1A and 39/2A, Harumaskeri Village, Gokarna, Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka by M/s Jatoyah Invesrtments and Holdings Ltd [F.No. 11-92/2011-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for  construction of beach resort in S.No. 39/1A and 39/2A, Harumaskeri Village, Gokarna, Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka. The Proposed project is located in the Panchayat limits of Nadumaskeri Panchayat and falls within the limits of CRZ III area. The Plot area of the site is 21963 m2, which is in CRZ III area wherein the F.A.R. permitted is 0.33. The Proposed built up area is 6062.27 m2 and RG area provided is 13582 m2. The Proposed Beach Resort Comprises of 14  cottages of (G+1), 32 Guest rooms, Conference Hall and other facilities such as swimming pool, Health Club and Restaurants. The project cost is Rs. 4.70 Crore. The Trinis Beach Resort has made the parking provision for about 58 four wheelers and 56 two wheelers as per the prevailing MOEF norms within the complex. Total Fresh water requirement is 53 m3/day. Waste water generated will be subjected through Phytorid Treatment and the same is recycled for gardening and flushing purpose. SCZMA has recommended the project

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 Submit the road connectivity to the site

 

(ii)               There shall be no disposal of wastes in CRZ area.

 

(iii)             There shall be no construction in No Development Zone .

 

(iv)              Permission for water supply shall be obtained prior to the commencement of the construction.

 

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for CRZ Clearance after submission of information at (i) above, with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.4       Finalisation of ToR for offsite Physical Infrastructure by M/s Navi Mumbai International Airport –CIDCO (F. No. 10-53/2009-IA.III)

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal is for establishing offsite Physical Infrastructure for the M/s Navi Mumbai International Airport. The Ministry of Environment & Forest, GoI has granted environment and CRZ Clearance to Navi Mumbai International Airport located in airport area of 1160 ha. only vide their letter No.F.No.10-53/2009-IA.III dtd.22nd November, 2010 and directed the project proponent to obtain the environment and CRZ Clearance separately for offsite infrastructure projects.  Accordingly, the proposal of obtaining environment and CRZ Clearance for offsite physical infrastructure has been initiated which includes the construction of interchanges to provide access to Airport and roads to provide rail connectivity as well as connectivity between Aamra Marg and NH4B to enhance accessibility around the airport as described below:

 

i)    The arterial road having a length of 7 km. starts at junction with Aamra Marg running on northern boundary of airport and finally connecting to NH4B with a clover-leaf junction.   This road would provide the accessibility to aeronautical activities such as; General aviation, Defence enclave, Low Cost Carriers (LCC) Terminal, Dedicated Cargo Terminal, MRO and support facilities located on north side of northern runway.  The road has right of way (RoW) of 60 m. with 6 lane divided carriageway having roadway width of 30 m.  with  wide  central verge of 15 m. to accommodate the metro in future.    The road traverses mainly over the CRZ area of  I, II and Mangrove (8.13 ha.) area as per approved CZMP. The estimated cost of this road is  120.00 Cr.

 

ii)   The approach road having length of 1 km. is essential to provide  connectivity to Airport from existing commuter rail line of Mankurd-Belapur-Panvel from Khandeshwar station for conveyance of airport employees, air passengers and others. The road commences from forecourt area of Khandeshwar Rly. Station, run through CRZ area, crosses the Gadhi river by bridge and connects the airport road at the boundary of airport.    The right of way of this road is 60 mts. and having dual carriageway  of 3 lane  each  with  central  verge of 5 mt.  and   foot-path  of  4 m.  on  either  side.   With  this  provision,  the  road  occupies  about  6 Ha. land.   The  estimated cost  is  ` 10.00 Cr.

 

iii)   A partial clover leaf interchange with two arms has been planned  on Aamra Marg and access road to airport to provide conflict free traffic movement.  The access road flies over the Aamra marg and with a provision of two loops gives conflict free right turn from both the roads.  The main road is planned with 8 lane divided carriageway and loops and ramps are having three lanes.   This interchange occupies an area of 7.5 ha. and fall in CRZ area I & II and Mangrove area (0.2 ha.) and estimated cost is  ` 70.00 Cr.

 

iv)   A full clover leaf interchange is planned to provide direct and conflict free accessibility to airport from the National highway 4-B from east side.  The access road flies over the existing NH4B and loop road on each quadrant have been provided to take care of conflict free right turn from the four arms of the road.  The main roads are planned with 3 lane dual carriageway with median of  5 m. where as loops and ramps are of 3 lane.  This  interchange  occupies  an  area of  20 ha. and falls in the CRZ area, CRZ-I, CRZ-II and   Mangrove  0.95 ha. area.    The  estimated   cost   of   this  interchange  is   140.00 Cr.

 

The above proposal has been considered by the Maharashtra State Coastal Zone Management Authority in its 71st Meeting and recommended to MoEF for granting environment and CRZ Clearance.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 The Committee noted that the proposed roads are neither NH, SH nor Expressway therefore it will not attract EIA, Notification, 2006 and hence ToR is not required. Only clearance is required under CRZ Notification, 2011. The Navi Mumbai International Airport is made permissible under the CRZ Notification hence the proposed related facilities are permissible however, in mangrove areas the road shall be on stilt.

 

(ii)               As per the CRZ Notification, 2011, the roads can be regulated by the SCZMA. Since the Maharashtra CZMA has already examined and recommended the project. The Proponent shall abide the conditions stipulated by the MCZMA including prior permission from the High Court of Bombay for the activities in mangrove areas as applicable.

 

4.5       CRZ clearance for Sea water intake and outfall facilities modified proposals – change in configuration of intake and outfall facilities  by M/s Andhra Pradesh Power Development Company Limited (F. No. 11-43/2012-IA.III)

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal is for changing the  configuration of intake and outfall facilities.  It is intended to use sea water to meet the cooling and other plant water requirements for the 2 x 800 MW coal based Thermal Power Plant namely Sri Damodaram Sanjeevaiah Thermal Power Station (SDSTPS) being developed towards north of Krishnapatnam (V), Nellore Dist., by the Andhra Pradesh Power Development Company Ltd. (APPDCL),a subsidiary of APGENCO. Clearance was accorded for the project by MoEF, GoI vide Clearance No. 11-12/2008-IA-III Dt. 29.5.2008 for construction of intake structure situated about 2.0 km from the sea coast, at about 8 m below CD with an offshore pump house connected by a trestle approach. The outfall system was located at a depth of 5 m below CD approximately 1.5 km from the shoreline.

 

Tenders were invited for construction of this Sea water intake & outfall system during Aug 2010. However the response of the prospective bidders was very poor due to the apprehension of very poor soil conditions. Meanwhile, the neighbouring M/s CAPL for their 4000 MW UMPP had obtained amendment from MoEF to go ahead with Open Channel Intake system in lieu of a similar system, after ascertaining  poor soil conditions.

  

APPDCL had also undertaken detailed soil investigations and engaged the services of M/s WAPCOS Limited. M/s WAPCOs are also of the opinion that the geo-technical investigations of the sea bed carried out by the project proponent indicated poor quality of sea bed structure to support the Caisson Type of intake structure. Hence a change in the sea water intake system is necessitated owing to poor sub soil and marine soil bed conditions.

 

Accordingly, the modified proposal  envisages  to draw the sea water through dredging an open channel protected by two small Groynes on either side, formed up to (-) 3 m contour, with onshore pump house but  without any  changes to the outfall location.

The APCZMA examined the above proposal of revised intake system and recommended the proposal for clearance under the provisions of CRZ Notification, 2011 to the GoI vide Lr. No. 4788/CZMA/2011 Dt.30.3.2012 for modification of the sea water intake system for the proposed 1600 MW SDSTPS.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 Submit the other alternatives considered and justification for selecting the open channel for intake.

 

(ii)               Measures viz filters shall be provided to prevent the marine life getting  into the intake system.

 

In view of the foregoing observations, the committee recommend to defer the proposal. The proposal shall be reconsidered after the above observations are addressed and submitted.  

 

4.6       Environmental clearance for the development of Solid Waste Management Facility at Jhuriwala, Panchkula, Haryana by M/s. Executive Engineer, Huda Division (F.No.10-7/2009-IA-III)

 

The Committee decided to defer the project.

             

4.7       Finalization of ToR for 4-laning of Mihania – Ara section (km 0/000 to km 116.760) of NH-30 in the state of Bihar by M/s Bihar State Road Development Corporation Ltd. (F. NO. 10-33/2012-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves 4-laning of Mihania – Ara section (km 0/000 to km 116.760) of NH-30 in the state of Bihar. Project road stretch is located in Bhojpur, Rohtas, Buxar and Kaimur districts of Bihar. It starts from Mohania at its junction with NH-2 which is a part of Golden Quadrilateral Corridor and terminates at its junction with NH-84 near Ara. The total length of the project road is 116.760 Km. It traverses through 115 revenue villages. Important habitations are Parsathua, Kochas, Dinara, Maliyabaug, Sonbarsa, Jagdishpur and Ara. Abutting landuse is predominantly agricultural. The existing road stretch normally has 7 m width with 1 m earthen shoulder on both sides. Existing ROW on an average is 45 m. Project Proposed ROW is 60m which is increased near junction improvement locations, ROBs, Flyovers, bridge approaches, bus bays and Toll Plaza. The project road crosses Kudra River, Goria River, Dharmavati River, Thora River, Kao River, Gangi River Banas River. Besides, it crosses several nallahs and canals. There is no National Park, wildlife sanctuary, Reserve Forest or any other similar eco-sensitive area within 10 km radius. Roadside plantation is not designated as protected forest. However tree plantation along few canals intersecting the project road is designated as protected forest. There are a total of 23818 trees within the project corridor. No loss of rare and endangered species is envisaged.

 

There are 5 nos. of major bridge, 33 nos.of minor bridge and 390 culverts. 5 new major bridges and 33 new minor bridges are proposed at existing bridge locations.  Total no of proposed culverts is 390 (new=1, reconstructed=150, removed=1, replaced=8 and widening=230). 2 Toll Plazas are proposed at Km 40.300 and Km 101.250.  Service road for a length of 17.910 km has been provided in built-up areas. 5 nos. of flyovers/grade separators are proposed. Additional 3-lane ROB is proposed on right side of existing ROB at km. 0.370. 6-lane ROB is proposed at existing level crossing at ch. Km 115.285. 2 vehicular underpasses and 2 cattle underpasses are proposed. Bus bays and bus shelter has been provided at 9 and 13 locations respectively. One rest area (km 73.100) and one truck lay bye (62.100) is proposed.

 

No alternative alignment/bypass has been proposed. Total Land acquisition is estimated to be 172.91 Ha. (151.98 Ha private land + 20.18 Ha Govt. land + 0.743 Ha forest land). Total cost of the project is estimated to be 917 crores.

 

During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following TOR for further study:         

 

(i)                 The proposal indicates the acquisition of  0.743 ha protected forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

(ii)               It is indicated that 23818 nos. trees are lying in RoW, however bare minimum trees to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

(iii)             Explore the possibilities of cooled mixed technology instead of hot mixed technology

 

(iv)              Submit the details of the road safety audit and plans for meeting the IRC safety requirements.

 

(v)                The additional ToR and General Guidelines as per the annexure-I and Annexure-II respectively to this Minutes shall also be considered for preparation of EIA/EMP.

 

(vi)              Any further clarification on carrying out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measure, project proponent can refer to the model ToR available on Ministry website “http://moef.nic.in/Manual/ Highways”.

 

Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan.

 

A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

 

4.8       Finalization of ToR for rehabilitation and upgradation to 2 lane/ 2 lane with paved shoulders configuration and strengthening of Munger to Mirzachauki section ( km 65 to 190) of NH-80 by M/s Superintending Engineer-cum-nodal officer, NH Works, Circle, Patna. (F. NO. 10-34/2012-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves rehabilitation and upgradation to 2 lane/ 2 lane with paved shoulders configuration and strengthening of Munger to Mirzachauki section ( km 65 to 190) of NH-80. The start point of the project, a section of NH-80 is at Km 65/000 near Munger town and it terminates at km 190/100 near Mirzachauki. The project highway falls under Munger and Bhagalpur Districts in the State of Bihar. Total Existing length of the road is 125.100 km and proposed length 131.325 Km. The project road lies between 25°22`N (E) to 86°29` (E) longitude and 25°16` (N) to 87°26` (N) latitude. Project road passes through plain terrain for entire length. The land along the project road is a combination of predominantly agricultural with built-up areas. The project road passes through 77 villages, being used for transportation. The Project Road does not pass through any Reserve forest, National Park and Sanctuary, however road side plantation declared as Notified Protected Forests. The river Ganga flows parallel on North side of the project road. The current of River Ganga from Sultanganj to Kahalgaon Hills is declared as Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary vide MoEF notification dated 22.08.1990. In vicinity of Gangetic Sanctury in Ganga River from Sultanganj to Kahalgaon (102 Km to 156Km),  running parallel to project road, However two bypasses are at Sultanganj (102 Km to 112 Km) and Bhagalpur (124 Km to 140 Km) are provided. ROW available for most of the length of the project road is around 18 m to 20 m except in few built up areas of Dilgauri, Nathnagar, Bhagalpur and Kahalgaon where only 10 m to 12 m ROW is available. At few locations 20 to 30 m ROW is also available.  30/ 45/ 60m ROW for Built-up area realignments and bypasses are proposed. The bypasses at major settlement viz. Bariyarpur, Sultanganj, Bhagalpur, Kahalgaon & Pirpainti are Proposed.   210.00 ha. of  land is proposed to be acquired for the bypasses/improvement of the project road. There are existing 5 major bridges, 36 minor bridges and 108 culverts. However, 4 major bridges (3 Existing & 1 new) and 48 minor bridges (26 Existing & 22 new), 106 (66 New, 20 Reconstruction, 16 Widening & 4 Retain) Slab Culverts, 113 (92 New, 7 Reconstruction, 8 widening & 6 Retain) Pipe Culverts have been proposed. There are existing 15 major junctions, 116 minor junctions and 1 Fly Over. 18 major junctions and 116 minor junctions 7 Vehicular underpasses, 1 Fly-over and 11 ROB have been proposed at different settlement locations. 400 KL / day water for construction period shall be required for construction and other purpose ncluding plantation and dust suppression. The nearest thermal power plant is at Kahalgaon which 2.5 Km far from the project road. The budget for environment management plan during construction and operation phases works out to be Approx Rs 2.75 Cr. The total R&R Cost of the project is Approx 69 Cr. The total construction cost of the project is Rs. 751.09 Cr.

 

During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following TOR for further study:         

 

(i)                 The proposal indicates the acquisition of  120  ha protected forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

(ii)               It is indicated that 3150 nos. trees to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

(iii)             Explore the possibilities of cooled mixed technology instead of hot mixed technology

 

(iv)              Submit the details of the road safety audit and plans for meeting the IRC safety requirements.

 

(v)                The additional ToR and General Guidelines as per the annexure-I and Annexure-II respectively to this Minutes shall also be considered for preparation of EIA/EMP.

 

(vi)              Any further clarification on carrying out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measure, project proponent can refer to the model ToR available on Ministry website “http://moef.nic.in/Manual/ Highways”.

 

Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan.

A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

 

4.9       Finalisation of ToR for upgradation/ maintenance of the road from km 67.00 to 108.00 km of Morbi – Navlakhi Section  by M/s Executive Engineer, Road and Building Department, Rajkot, Gujarat  (F. No. 11-37/2012-IA.III)

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves upgradation/ maintenance of the road from km 67.00 to 108.00 km of Morbi – Navlakhi Section.  The project road passes through CRZ I and III as per MoEF CRZ Notification for a stretch of 11.400 km. The project road starts at Morbi (Km. 67.000) and ends at Navlakhi (Km. 108.000) on SH-24 in the state of Gujarat. The project road passes mostly through plain terrain and enroute passes through Morbi, Dahisar, Jepur, Baravala towns falling within Morbi Tehsil in Rajkot district of Gujarat.  The project is only and up gradation and maintenance project from existing 2 lane to 2 lane with paved shoulder and does not involve any bypass. The project road passes through predominantly agricultural area (62%), Barren (20%) , Built Up area (9%) and industrial (9%). There is no Marine Sanctuary or Marine National Park along the project route or within 10 Km distance from either side of project road. Total 26.52 ha of forest land diversion is involved. Clearance is received. The existing RoW is 18 m and the proposed RoW width is also 18m.  There exists 13 minor bridge and 19 culverts; 2 major junction and 15 minor junctions. The project proposed with 13 minor bridge (improvement only) and 19 culverts (all improvements); 6 bus bays and 1 truck lay byes, 1 toll plaza (at km 96.000) are proposed. Safety measures are proposed as per IRC:SP-44-1996; 1265 no. of trees are proposed to be felled for the project. Compensatory afforestation will be undertaken. 62253 KL of water is required for the project. Avenue plantation shall be carried out as per IRC: SP-21-2009 apart from the statutory requirement. The total project cost is 60.89 Crores. The EMP budget is Rs 2.1883 Crores.

 

The Committee noted that the project road does not attract EIA, Notification, 2006 and proposed improvement is within existing ROW  without land acquisition and there is no CRZ-I (A) area hence it will not also  attract the CRZ Notification, 2011. However, since the Gujarat SCZMA has already examined and recommended the project. The Proponent shall abide the conditions stipulated by the GCZMA.  

 

4.10    Finalisation of ToR for upgradation/ maintenance of the road from km 0.700 to 15.600 km of Bhilad to Maroli Section by M/s Executive Engineer, Road and Building Department, Gujarat (F. No. 11-39/2012-IA.III)

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves upgradation/ maintenance of the road from km 0.700 to 15.600 km of Bhilad to Maroli Section. The project road passes through CRZ I (B) and III as per MoEF CRZ Notification for a stretch of 0.600 km. The project road starts at Km 0.700 at Bhilad and ends at Km 15.300 at Maroli in the state of Gujarat. The project is only and up gradation and maintenance project from existing 2 lane to 2 lane with paved shoulder and does not involve any bypass. The project road passes mostly through plain terrain and enroute Maroli, Bhilad, Saraigam towns falling within Valsad Tehsil in Valsad district of Gujarat. The project road passes through predominantly Agriculture (45.3%) followed by Industrial (20%), Barren lands (16.7%) and Built Up area (15%). The project road does not pass through any protected area e.g. Wildlife sanctuary, National park, Biosphere Reserve, etc. There is no eco-sensitive zone within 10 Km distance from either side of project road. Total 4.73 ha of land acquisition is required as part of protected forest land diversion. A total of 242 (including 55 trees under Protected Forest) are proposed to be felled for the project. Existing RoW width is 22 m and the proposed RoW width is also 22 m. There exists 1 minor bridge and 40 culverts; 1 major junction and 10 minor junctions. The project proposed with 1 major bridge, 1 major junction, 10 minor junctions and 40 culverts. 1 truck lay bye (km 5.500) and 8 bus bays/bus shelters are proposed. Safety measures are proposed as per IRC:SP-44-1996; 29805 KL of water is required for the project. Avenue plantation shall be carried out as per IRC: SP-21-2009 apart from the statutory requirement. The total project cost is 28.83 Crores. The EMP budget is Rs 0.9974 Crores.

 

The Committee noted that the road does not attract EIA, Notification, 2006 since the proposed improvement is within existing ROW and there is no land acquisition. There is no CRZ-I (A) and roads can be regulated by the SCZMA as per the para 8 of CRZ Notification, 2011. Since the Gujarat SCZMA has already examined and recommended the project. The Proponent shall abide the conditions stipulated by the GCZMA.  

 

4.11    Finalisation of ToR for upgradation/ maintenance of the road from km 232.00 to 261.800 km of Dwarka - Okha Section by M/s Executive Engineer, Road and Building Department, Jamnagar, Gujarat (F. No. 11-40/2012-IA.III)

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves upgradation/ maintenance of the road from km 232.00 to 261.800 km of Dwarka - Okha Section. The project road passes through CRZ I and III as per MoEF CRZ Notification for a stretch of 16.3 km.  The project road starts at Dwarka (Km. 232.000) and ends at Okha (Km. 261.800) on SH-25 in the state of Gujarat. The project road passes mostly through plain terrain and enroute passes through Dwarka, Mithapur and Okha towns falling within Okhamandal Tehsil in Jamnagar district of Gujarat. The project is only and up gradation and maintenance project from existing 2 lane to 2 lane with paved shoulder and does not involve any bypass. The project road passes through predominantly barren lands (79.73%), Built Up area (12.29%) and industrial (7.97%). The project road does not pass through any protected area e.g. Wildlife sanctuary, National park, Biosphere Reserve, etc. There is no eco-sensitive zone within 10 Km distance from either side of project road. However, MNP exist within 50m from project road near Arambhada bridge at one location. Total 6.4125 ha of land acquisition is required as part of protected forest diversion. Existing RoW width is 30 m and the proposed RoW width is also 30m.  There exists 4 minor bridge and 17 culverts; 1 major junction and 32 minor junctions. The project proposed with 4 minor bridge (improvement only) and 26 culverts ( 17 improvements and 9 new construction); Service road of 5.5m width is proposed at 3 locations for a total length of 0.860 km. 7 bus bays and 3 truck lay byes, 1 toll plaza (km 249.590) are proposed. Safety measures are proposed as per IRC:SP-44-1996; Only 13 no. of trees are proposed to be felled for the project. 71912 KL of water is required for the project. Avenue plantation shall be carried out as per IRC: SP-21-2009 apart from the statutory requirement. The total project cost is 83.5 Crores. The EMP budget is Rs 1.59 Crores.

The Committee noted that the road does not attract EIA, Notification, 2006 since the proposed improvement is within existing ROW and there is no land acquisition. There is no CRZ-I (A) and roads can be regulated by the SCZMA as per the para 8 of CRZ Notification, 2011. Since the Gujarat SCZMA has already examined and recommended the project. The Proponent shall abide the conditions stipulated by the GCZMA.  

 

4.12    Finalisation of ToR for upgradation/ maintenance of the road from km 0/0 to 14/360  km to 14/360  km Ro-Ro Point Ghogha NH-8E, Section of S. H. 36 and 36 by M/s Executive Engineer, Road and Building Department, Dist. Bhavnagar, Gujarat (F. No. 11-38/2012-IA.III)

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves upgradation/ maintenance of the road from km 0/0 to 14/360  km to 14/360  km Ro-Ro Point Ghogha NH-8E, Section of S. H. 36 and 36. The project road passes through CRZ I (B) and III as per MoEF CRZ Notification for a stretch of 4.9 km. The project road starts at Km 0.00 near Ro-Ro Ferry and ends at Km 14.650, NH – 8E Budhel section of SH 36 & 37 in the state of Gujarat.  The project is only and up gradation and maintenance project from existing 2 lane to 2 lane with paved shoulder and does not involve any bypass. The project road passes mostly through plain terrain and enroute passes through  Ghogha, Budhel towns falling within Ghogha and Bhavnagar Tehsil in Bhavnagar district of Gujarat. The project road passes through predominantly barren lands (58%) followed by Built Up area (23%) and industrial (4.57%) and Other (14.5 %). The project road does not pass through any protected area e.g. Wildlife sanctuary, National park, Biosphere Reserve, etc. There is no eco-sensitive zone within 10 Km distance from either side of project road. Total 24.78 ha of land acquisition is required as part of protected forest land diversion. 72 no. of trees are proposed to be felled for the project. Compensatory afforestation shall be taken up. Existing RoW width is 30 m and the proposed RoW width is also 30 m. There exists 1 major bridge, 5 minor bridge and 24 culverts; 2 major junction and 13 minor junctions. The project proposed with 1 major bridge, 5 minor bridges (improvement only) and 24 culverts (improvements only). 1 toll plaza (km 9.700), 1 truck lay bye (km 2.400) and 6 bus bays/bus shelters are proposed. Safety measures are proposed as per IRC:SP-44-1996; 33573 KL of water is required for the project. Avenue plantation shall be carried out as per IRC: SP-21-2009 apart from the statutory requirement. The total project cost is 28.33 Crores. The EMP budget is Rs 0.9638 Crores.

The Committee noted that the road does not attract EIA, Notification, 2006 since the proposed improvement is within existing ROW and there is no land acquisition. There is no CRZ-I (A) and roads can be regulated by the SCZMA as per the para 8 of CRZ Notification, 2011. Since the Gujarat SCZMA has already examined and recommended the project. The Proponent shall abide the conditions stipulated by the GCZMA.  

 

4.13    Finalisation of ToR  for Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management project at Kinduwal Village, Solan District, by M/s Addl Chief Executive Officer, BBNDA, Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, (HP)  (F. No. 10-32/2012-IA.III)

 

 

              As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for development of Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management project at Kinduwal Village, Solan District, Baddi, Himachal Pradesh. The project is proposed for 2  major urban settlements, Baddi Municipal Council, Nalagarh Council and 41 Gram Panchayats. The Population as per 2001 census, is Baddi -22601. Nalagarh-9443 and Gram Panchayat-1,12,520 the population growth is very high.

 

              The project is a category ‘B’ however, it is treated as category ‘A’  since it is located within 10 km from interstate boundary (Punjab and Haryana). The proposed capacity is 40 TPD. Total area of land is2.42 ha at Kinduwal Village. Nearest water bodies are Sirsa river  0.10km on western side and  Balad Nadi -3km at SE. Nearest forest area is Kolhai Dun Reserve forest -0.5km at Western side. Nearest airport is Chandigarh airport at 40 km.  The proposed site has been earmarked for  CETP/MSW.

 

              The proposed facilities involves segregation certification of MSW, composting and Sanitary landfill.. Water requirement is estimated at 10 KLD and will be met from ground water. This waste water expected will be 16.13 KLD including 0.8 from  domestic, 15 from composting leachate and0.5 from sanitary landfill leachate.  The leachate generated is proposed to be reused for maintaining moisture and temperature in composting AM the The cost of the project is Rs. 953.62 lakhs

 

During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following TOR for further study:

         

(i)         Submit the details of Site selection criteria adopted vis-a vis the guidelines and the justification for selection of the proposed site out of 8 sites.

 

(ii)        The project should be designed based on the population projections as per Master Plan of the city.

 

(iii)      Submit a 10 km. radius map (on survey of India toposheet) showing co-ordinates of project site, national highway, state highway, district road/approach road, river, canal, natural drainage; protected areas, under Wild Life (Protection) Act, archaeological site, natural lake, flood area, human settlements (with population), industries, high tension electric line, prominent wind direction (summer and winter), effluent drain, if any and ponds etc. should be presented and impacts assessed on the same.

 

(iv)       Examine and submit details of storm water/ leachate collection from the composted area.

 

(v)         Examine and submit details of monitoring of water quality around the landfill site. Water analysis shall also include for nitrate and phosphate.

 

(vi)      Examine and submit details of the odour control measures.

 

(vii)            Examine and submit details of impact on water bodies/rivers/ ponds and mitigative measures during rainy season.

 

(viii)          Submit the criteria for assessing waste generation.

 

(ix)       Submit a copy of the layout plan of project site showing solid waste storage, green belt (width & length, 33% of the project area), all roads, prominent wind direction, processing plant & buildings etc. should be provided.

 

(x)         Submit a copy of the land use certificate from the competent authority.

 

(xi)      Submit a copy of the status of ambient air quality and surface and ground water quality, soil type, cropping pattern, land use pattern, population, socio-economic status, anticipated air and water pollution.

 

(xii)            Submit a copy of the topography of the area indicating whether the site requires any filling, if so, the details of filling, quantity of fill material required, its source and transportation, etc.

 

(xiii)          Examine and submit the details of impact on the drainage and nearby habitats/settlements (surroundings).

 

(xiv)          Examine and submit the details of surface hydrology and water regime and impact on the same.

 

(xv)            Examine and submit the details of one complete season AAQ data (except monsoon) with the dates of monitoring, impact of the project on the AAQ of the area (including H2S, CH4).

 

(xvi)          Submit a copy of detailed plan of waste management.

 

(xvii)        Submit the details of sanitary land fill site impermeability and whether it would be lined, if so details thereof.

 

(xviii)      Submit the details of assessment of the site in view of impact on smooth movement in religious/pilgrimage areas.

 

(xix)          Examine and submit the details of impact on environmental sensitive areas.

 

(xx)            Examine and submit the details of rehabilitation/compensation package for the project effected people, if any.

 

(xxi)          Submit Environmental Management Plan and Environmental Monitoring Plan with costs and parameters.

 

(xxii)        A high level advisory and monitoring committee which should include to plan, execute and maintain the environmental issues/ recommendations mentioned above. The monitoring shall be done at various stages (planning, construction, operation) of project for compliance of conditions. Budgetory provisions shall be made to the satisfaction of this Committee.

 

(xxiii)      Any further clarification on carrying out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measure, project proponent can refer to the model ToR available on Ministry website “http://moef.nic.in/Manual/”.

Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan.

         

A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

 

4.14    Environmental Clearance for setting up of Integrated Municipal Solid Waste management Facility at Jainpur, Ludhiana, Punjab by Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana [F.No.10-31/2012-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves setting up of Integrated Municipal Solid Waste management Facility at Jainpur, Ludhiana, Punjab.  The Ludhiana cluster is comprised of 4 zones (Zone A, Zone-B, Zone C and Zone D) and 13 ULBs. Jainpur landfill site is designated for the waste generated form Zone-D and 5 ULBs. The present waste generation as per 2009 is 342 tonnes/day. The waste dumping at Jainpur site is presently closed and all the waste is going to Jamalpur landfill site. Once the sanitary landfill site, compost plant and RDF plant is being constructed at Jainpur, waste disposal will be again be initiated at Jainpur. The existing collection and transportation facility is about 50-60%. The project site is located at Jainpur, Ludhiana, in the state of Punjab.  The project site is already an existing dumping site and operating from last 20 years. The project area does not fall within any protected area/ Wildlife sanctuary/National park/ Biosphere Reserve, etc. The project also does not require diversion of forest land. The project components will be developed within the available land and further land acquisition and R&R measures are not necessary.

 

The project facilities include Waste segregation and transportation, compost plant and sanitary landfilling. The project involves installation of compost plant (100 TPD) for the year 2015 and with increase of waste load this will be further enhanced upto 200 TPD upto 2035. The compost plant will be developed within an area of 6.5 acres. The project also involves installation of a RDF plant (250 TPD) for the initial phase and which will be further augmented upto 500 TPD till 2035. The RDF plant will be developed within an area of 1.5 acres. Finally the project will have a Sanitary landfill site for a designated area of 13.5 acres. For the initial years the landfill site shall be developed for 100TPD with a provision of augmentation to 217 TPD till the year 2035. Only rejects from compost plant and RDF will be disposed in landfill site. Leachate treatment plant shall be provided. The total cost of the project is 37.2 Crores, EMP cost 2.60 Crores.

 

              The proposal is Category ‘B’ , the SEIAA, Punjab considered in its meeting held on 08th April, 2011 and has granted ToR including conduct of Public Hearing. Public Hearing was conducted on 20.09.2011 at the project site. Since the Ludhiana is a Critically polluted area, the project is treated as Category ‘A; as per Special conditions of EIA, Notification, 2006.

 

              There were two proposals, however one file was opened mistake. There are court cases on both the projects and Courts order to expedite the issue of clearance. Accordingly, the following project was taken up for consideration.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

 

i)                    Proponent shell develop the green belt of 15 meters width,  3 layers of canopy all along the periphery.

 

ii)                  The proponent shall ensure that the project fulfills all the provisions of Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000 including collection and transportation design etc.

 

iii)                The gas generated from the Landfill facility shall be collected and disposed/utilized as per rules

 

iv)                The Leachate from the facility shall be collected and treated to meet the prescribed standards before disposal.

 

v)                  The proponent shall obtain necessary clearance from the Ground Water Authority for the use of ground water.

 

vi)                The depth of the land fill site shall be decided based on the ground water table at the site. 

 

vii)              An On Site Emergency Management Plan shall be prepared and implemented.

 

viii)            Periodical ground water/soil monitoring to check the contamination in and around the site shall be carried out.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment Clearance with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

Environmental Clearance for setting up of Integrated Municipal Solid Waste management Facility at Jamalpur Ludhiana, Punjab by Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves setting up of Integrated Municipal Solid Waste management Facility at Jamalpur Ludhiana, Punjab. The Ludhiana cluster is comprised of 4 zones (Zone A, Zone-B, Zone C and Zone D) and 12 ULBs. Jamalpur  landfill site is designated for the waste generated form Zone-A, B, C and 7 ULBs. The present waste generation as per 2009 is 714 tonnes/day. The existing collection and transportation facility is about 50-60%. The project site is located at Jamalpur , Ludhiana, in the state of Punjab. The project site is already an existing dumping site and operating from last 20 years. The project area does not fall within any protected area/ Wildlife sanctuary/National park/ Biosphere Reserve, etc. The project also does not require diversion of forest land. The project components will be developed within the available land and further land acquisition and R&R measures are not necessary. The project facilities include Waste segregation and transportation, compost plant, RDF plant  and sanitary landfilling. The project involves installation of compost plant (215 TPD) for the year 2015 and with increase of waste load this will be further enhanced upto 450 TPD upto 2035. The compost plant will be developed within an area of 5.3 acres. The project also involves installation of a RDF plant (250 TPD) for the initial phase and which will be further augmented upto 500 TPD till 2035. The RDF plant will be developed within an area of 1.5 acres. Finally the project will have a Sanitary landfill site for a designated area of 24 acres. For the initial years the landfill site shall be developed for 201TPD with a provision of augmentation to 410 TPD till the year 2035. Only rejects from compost plant and RDF will be disposed in landfill site. Leachate treatment plant shall be provided. The total cost of the project is 61.46 Crores, EMP cost 3.80 Crores.

 

              The proposal is Category ‘B’ , the SEIAA, Punjab considered in its meeting held on 08th April, 2011 and has granted ToR including conduct of Public Hearing.Public Hearing was conducted on 20.09.2011 at the project site. Since the Ludhiana is a Critically polluted area , the project is treated as Category ‘A; as per Special conditions of EIA, Notification, 2006.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

 

(i)     Proponent shell develop the green belt of 15 meters width,  3 layers of canopy all along the periphery.

 

(ii)   The proponent shall ensure that the project fulfills all the provisions of Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000 including collection and transportation design etc.

 

(iii) The gas generated from the Landfill facility shall be collected and disposed/utilized as per rules

 

(iv)  The Leachate from the facility shall be collected and treated to meet the prescribed standards before disposal.

 

(v)    The proponent shall obtain necessary clearance from the Ground Water Authority for the use of ground water.

 

(vi)  The depth of the land fill site shall be decided based on the ground water table at the site. 

 

(vii)                        An On Site Emergency Management Plan shall be prepared and implemented.

 

(viii)                      Periodical ground water/soil monitoring to check the contamination in and around the site shall be carried out.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment Clearance with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.15    Finalization of ToR for construction of Municipal Solid Waste Management facility at Narayan Nagar, Nainital, Uttarakhand by M/s JNNURM Cell, Nainital [SEIAA Gen-01/2011/ 429]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves construction of Municipal Solid Waste Management facility at Narayan Nagar, Nainital, Uttarakhand. The waste generation as per 2010 is 37.64 tonnes/day. At present there is no designated waste disposal facility for Nainital city. The existing collection and transportation facility is about 35-50%. The project site is located near Narain Nagar, Nainital, in the state of Uttarakhand.  The existing land use is predominantly plain and land belongs to Nagar Palika Parisad, Nainital. The present site has been selected based upon alternative assessment of other four sites. The project area does not fall within any protected area/ Wildlife sanctuary/National park/ Biosphere Reserve, etc. The project land belong to Nagar Palika Parisad and no land acquisition is required.

 

The project facilities include Waste segregation and transportation, compost and sanitary landfilling. The project involves installation of compost plant (25 TPD) and an engineering sanitary landfill site in a designated area of 1.46 Ha. The total cost of the project is 9.31 Crores.

 

During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following TOR for further study:         

 

(i)                 Composting may not work in the cold areas, proponent has to present case studies on the existing composting units in surrounding areas.

 

(ii)               Submit the details of Site selection criteria adopted vis-a vis the guidelines and the justification for selection of the proposed site out of 8 sites.

 

(iii)                       The project should be designed based on the population projections as per Master Plan of the city. Submit the criteria for assessing waste generation.

 

 

(iv)                       Submit a 10 km. radius map (on survey of India toposheet) showing co-ordinates of project site, national highway, state highway, district road/approach road, river, canal, natural drainage; protected areas, under Wild Life (Protection) Act, archaeological site, natural lake, flood area, human settlements (with population), industries, high tension electric line, prominent wind direction (summer and winter), effluent drain, if any and ponds etc. should be presented and impacts assessed on the same.

 

(v)                         Examine and submit details of alternative technologies viz. RDF shall also be evolved.

 

(vi)                       Examine and submit details of storm water/ leachate collection from the composted area.

 

(vii)                     Examine and submit details of monitoring of water quality around the landfill site. Water analysis shall also include for nitrate and phosphate.

 

(viii)         Examine and submit details of the odour control measures.

 

(ix)             Examine and submit details of impact on water bodies/rivers/ ponds and mitigative measures during rainy season.

 

 

(x)                         Submit a copy of the layout plan of project site showing solid waste storage, green belt (width & length, 33% of the project area), all roads, prominent wind direction, processing plant & buildings etc. should be provided.

 

(xi)                       Submit a copy of the land use certificate from the competent authority.

 

(xii)            Submit a copy of the status of ambient air quality and surface and ground water quality, soil type, cropping pattern, land use pattern, population, socio-economic status, anticipated air and water pollution.

 

(xiii)          Submit a copy of the topography of the area indicating whether the site requires any filling, if so, the details of filling, quantity of fill material required, its source and transportation, etc.

 

(xiv)          Examine and submit the details of impact on the drainage and nearby habitats/settlements (surroundings).

 

(xv)            Examine and submit the details of surface hydrology and water regime and impact on the same.

 

(xvi)          Examine and submit the details of one complete season AAQ data (except monsoon) with the dates of monitoring, impact of the project on the AAQ of the area (including H2S, CH4).

 

(xvii)        Submit a copy of detailed plan of waste management.

 

(xviii)      Submit the details of sanitary land fill site impermeability and whether it would be lined, if so details thereof.

 

(xix)          Submit the details of assessment of the site in view of impact on smooth movement in religious/pilgrimage areas.

 

(xx)            Examine and submit the details of impact on environmental sensitive areas.

 

(xxi)          Examine and submit the details of rehabilitation/compensation package for the project effected people, if any.

 

(xxii)        Submit Environmental Management Plan and Environmental Monitoring Plan with costs and parameters.

 

(xxiii)      A high level advisory and monitoring committee which should include to plan, execute and maintain the environmental issues/ recommendations mentioned above. The monitoring shall be done at various stages (planning, construction, operation) of project for compliance of conditions. Budgetory provisions shall be made to the satisfaction of this Committee.

 

(xxiv)       Any further clarification on carrying out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measure, project proponent can refer to the model ToR available on Ministry website “http://moef.nic.in/Manual/”.

 

(xxv)         Details of work of MSW carried out under the NLCP project for Nainital lake be submitted.

 

Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan.

         

A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

 

 

4.16    Finalization of ToR for Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management project at Sarai, Haridar, Uttarakhand by M/s JNNURM Cell, Municipal Corporation  Haridwar [SEIAA Gen-01/2011/ 442]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the process involves development of Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management project at Sarai, Haridar, Uttarakhand. he waste generation as per 2010 is 200-215 tonnes/day and in peak months the waste generation is 250 tonnes/day. At present there is no designated waste disposal facility for Haridwar city. The existing collection and transportation facility is about 50-60%. The project site is located near Sarai village, Haridwar district in the state of Uttarakhand. The existing land use is predominantly agriculture and land belongs to Nagar Palika Parisad,Haridwar. The project area does not fall within any protected area/ Wildlife sanctuary/National park/ Biosphere Reserve, etc. The project also does not require diversion of forest land. The project land belong to Nagar Palika Parisad and no land acquisition is required.

 

The project facilities include Waste segregation and transportation, compost plant and sanitary landfilling. The project involves installation of compost plant (100 TPD) and an engineering sanitary landfill site (50 tonnes/day) on a total area of 4.5 Ha. Approximately 4 KLD of water proposed to be abstracted from ground water for the construction period only. The total cost of the project is 225.64 Crores.

 

During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following TOR for further study:         

 

(i)                 Composting may not work in the cold areas, proponent has to present case studies on the existing composting units in surrounding areas.

 

(ii)               Submit the details of Site selection criteria adopted vis-a vis the guidelines and the justification for selection of the proposed site out of 8 sites.

 

(iii)                       The project should be designed based on the population projections as per Master Plan of the city. Submit the criteria for assessing waste generation.

 

 

(iv)                       Submit a 10 km. radius map (on survey of India toposheet) showing co-ordinates of project site, national highway, state highway, district road/approach road, river, canal, natural drainage; protected areas, under Wild Life (Protection) Act, archaeological site, natural lake, flood area, human settlements (with population), industries, high tension electric line, prominent wind direction (summer and winter), effluent drain, if any and ponds etc. should be presented and impacts assessed on the same.

 

(v)                         Examine and submit details of alternative technologies viz. RDF shall also be evolved.

 

(vi)                       Examine and submit details of storm water/ leachate collection from the composted area.

 

(vii)                     Examine and submit details of monitoring of water quality around the landfill site. Water analysis shall also include for nitrate and phosphate.

 

(viii)         Examine and submit details of the odour control measures.

 

(ix)             Examine and submit details of impact on water bodies/rivers/ ponds and mitigative measures during rainy season.

 

 

(x)                         Submit a copy of the layout plan of project site showing solid waste storage, green belt (width & length, 33% of the project area), all roads, prominent wind direction, processing plant & buildings etc. should be provided.

 

(xi)                       Submit a copy of the land use certificate from the competent authority.

 

(xii)           Submit a copy of the status of ambient air quality and surface and ground water quality, soil type, cropping pattern, land use pattern, population, socio-economic status, anticipated air and water pollution.

 

(xiii)          Submit a copy of the topography of the area indicating whether the site requires any filling, if so, the details of filling, quantity of fill material required, its source and transportation, etc.

 

(xiv)          Examine and submit the details of impact on the drainage and nearby habitats/settlements (surroundings).

 

(xv)            Examine and submit the details of surface hydrology and water regime and impact on the same.

 

(xvi)          Examine and submit the details of one complete season AAQ data (except monsoon) with the dates of monitoring, impact of the project on the AAQ of the area (including H2S, CH4).

 

(xvii)        Submit a copy of detailed plan of waste management.

 

(xviii)      Submit the details of sanitary land fill site impermeability and whether it would be lined, if so details thereof.

 

(xix)          Submit the details of assessment of the site in view of impact on smooth movement in religious/pilgrimage areas.

 

(xx)            Examine and submit the details of impact on environmental sensitive areas.

 

(xxi)          Examine and submit the details of rehabilitation/compensation package for the project effected people, if any.

 

(xxii)        Submit Environmental Management Plan and Environmental Monitoring Plan with costs and parameters.

 

(xxiii)      A high level advisory and monitoring committee which should include to plan, execute and maintain the environmental issues/ recommendations mentioned above. The monitoring shall be done at various stages (planning, construction, operation) of project for compliance of conditions. Budgetory provisions shall be made to the satisfaction of this Committee.

 

(xxiv)       Any further clarification on carrying out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measure, project proponent can refer to the model ToR available on Ministry website “http://moef.nic.in/Manual/”.

 

Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan.

         

A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

 

 

4.17     Finalization of ToR for expansion and strengthening of runway and up gradation of associated operational infrastructure and terminal facilities at Naini-Saini Airport, Pithoragarh (Uttralhand) by M/s Uttrakhand State Infrastructure Development Cor. Ltd.  ( F.No. 

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves expansion and strengthening of runway and up gradation of associated operational infrastructure and terminal facilities at Naini-Saini Airport, Pithoragarh (Uttralhand). Naini-Saini Airport is constructed during 1991 for administrative use. Airport area is about 28 ha and situated about 4 km away from Pithoragarh. Airport is developed for Dornier type Aircraft. The existing features are Runway is 14-32: 1300 X 20 m, Apron: 50 X 30 m, Taxiway: 50 X 15 m, Terminal Building/ATC Tower, Two storey terminal building with ATC tower on top is in dilapidated condition with no doors, windows and damaged finishing, Fire Station, Residential Quarters: 6 Quarters which are in abandoned condition. Location: Lat 29o 35’31.55”N and Long 80o 14’ 22.47” E Elevation: 1500 m above MSL. Presently no commercial Operations at this Airport. No power supply to the Airport and No DG room/Sub station. Car parking area is available for 20 numbers only. No security boundary wall/fencing around the airport. Seismic Zone: Zone V as per seismic zone map of India International Boundary: Nepal International Boundary Aerial distance is 11.5 km. Hilly Terrain.

 

Proposed facilities are Runway Extension: Towards 14 end: 171.3 m Towards 32 end: 38.7 m, Taxiway: 5 m paved shoulder on either side of existing taxiway, Terminal Building: 1860 sq. m for 50 incoming and 50 outgoing passengers, ATC tower: 36 sq.m and 25 m above GL, Isolation Bay: No provision for separate isolation bay, Fire station: Category 4 Level of Fire Protection, Electric Sub Station: 525 sq.m, Car Parking: 30 nos, Drainage: RCC open drains, Boundary Wall: 2.4 m height with 0.6 m barbed fencing.

 

During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following additional TOR for further study:     

 

 

(i)                 Submit the compliance status to the conditions of EC, Consent orders along with valid consent orders.

 

(ii)               Examine baseline environmental quality along with projected incremental load due to the proposed project/activities. 

 

 

(iii)             Examine and submit the details of Noise modeling studies and mitigative measures. Submit the likely impacts to the  habitation located about 200 m from the boundary and in the tunnel area.

 

(iv)              Submit the details of validation of the modeling i.e. comparison of monitored value with predicted value.

 

(v)                Examine the details of water requirement, use of treated waste water and prepare a water balance chart. Source of water vis-à-vis waste water to be generated along with treatment facilities to be proposed.

 

(vi)              Rain water harvesting proposals should be made with due safeguards for ground water quality. Maximize recycling of water and utilization of rain water.

 

(vii)            Examine details of Solid waste generation treatment and its disposal.

 

(viii)          Identify, predict and assess the environmental and sociological impacts on account of the project/activities.

 

(ix)              Submit details of corporate social responsibilities (CSR).

 

(x)                The EIA guidance manual of MoEF for the air ports shall be considered while preparing the EIA report.

 

(xi)             The General guidelines as per the annexure-II to this Minutes shall also be considered for preparation of EIA/EMP.

 

Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan.

 

                   A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

 

2nd  Day: 11th May, 2012:

 

4.18    Amendment in Environmental Clearance for Ashadeep Green Orchids – Group Housing at Jagatpura, The- Asnganer, Jaipur (Rajasthan) by M/s Central Governemtal Employees Welfare Housing Organisation [F.No.  21 –139/ 2008 - IA.III]

Being a Category B project sent back to the State

 

4.19    Environmental Clearance for proposed Construction of the Commercial Complex ‘Bokaro Mall’ at Sector –3,/C, B.S. City, Bokaro, Jharkahnd by M/s Amit Realty Pvt. Ltd. [F. No 21-29/2011- IA.III]

 

The Commercial Complex “Bokaro Mall” involves construction of on a plot area of 8,025 Sq.m (or 1.98 acres). There will be B+G+6 storied Mall with total built up area of the project is 29,510.55 Sq.m. Green area of 1,610.13 Sq.m. will be provided. Parking of 314 ECS is proposed. The total water requirement is 242 KLD (Fresh water requirement = 142 KLD during Non Rainy Season & 137 KLD during Rainy Season). The source of the water is through Bokaro Steel Plant Authority during operation and private water tankers during construction phase. The sewage generation is about 126 KLD and capacity of STP is about 150 KLD. Treated water will be used for flushing/horticulture/DG cooling and HVAC Cooling. The total power requirement is 3,000 KVA. 3 number of DG sets of 1,000 KVA capacity each are proposed. Total solid waste generation will be 779 kg/day. The total cost of the project is about Rs. 40 Crores.

 

During the discussion following points emerged:

 

i)                    Submit a map showing the road connecting road to the project site from the main road,

 

ii)                  Submit the map showing the parking space for physically challenged persons

 

iii)                Water & Energy Conservation Measures shall be submitted

 

iv)                Guidelines of CPCB on reuse of treated wastewater shall be followed.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment Clearance after submission of the information at (i) to (iii) above, with the condition at (iv) above in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.20    Environmental Clearance for the Residential – Commercial Project at Village – Sahar Dispur, Mouza Ganeshguri, Guwahati, Assam by M/s Assam Investment & Construction Company [F.No.  21 –35/ 2012 - IA.III]

 

The project involves construction residential-cum-commercial complex on a plot area of 5,615.76 Sq. m. The total built up area proposed is 27,914.40 Sq. m. There will be 2Basement + GF+ 8 floors. The total water requirement proposed is 73 KLD (fresh water requirement–46 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is about 55 KLD. Treated water will be used for flushing/horticulture/DG & HVAC cooling. The total power requirement is 750 KVA. Total solid waste generation will be 318.22 Kg/day. The total parking spaces proposed are 233 ECS. The total cost of the project is Rs. 40.4 Crores.  

 

(i)                 Water & Energy Conservation Measures shall  be submitted

(ii)               Undertaking in maintenance of the STP in the project area shall be submitted

(iii)             Internal road width should be 9 m

(iv)              Submit details regarding adequacy of water demand and flushing requirements

(v)                Guidelines of CPCB on reuse of treated wastewater shall be followed.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment Clearance after submission of the information at (i), (ii) and (iv) above, with the condition at (v) above in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.21    Environmental Clearance for Construction of Academic-cum-Residential Campus for Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bhubaneswar in the village of Aragul, Jatni, Dist. Khurda, Bhubaneswar, Odisha [F.No. SEIAA-19/2012-IA.III]

 

          Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar came into existence in July 22, 2008, inheriting the brand name IIT. It is going to establish its Academic cum Residential campus at Aragul, Bhubaneswar of Khurda District, Odisha. For this project 516.955 Acres of land is required, which has already been acquired. Govt. land has been alloted to IIT Bhubaneswar on Dated 10/02/2009. For this project 516.955 Acres of land is required, which has already been acquired. Govt. land has been allotted to IIT Bhubaneswar on Dated 10/02/2009. The daily power requirement for the proposed academic complex is preliminarily assessed as 5000 KVA. The power will be entirely supplied by 11KV source of CESU,Odisha. Also, in case of power cut, 100% power backup generators will be provided for common uses only. Fresh make up of 1000 m3/day will be required for the project which will be sourced from PHED supply of Govt. of Odisha.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                 Submit the details of land use as per Revenue record ,

ii)               Shall follow flyash rules 2009, and it shall mention in tender document

iii)             Submit the details of Water balance for monsoon and non monsoon

iv)             Submit details regarding STP and ETP, dispensary medical waste treatment system, oil and grease, also mention location of ETP on the layout map

v)               Submit the details of excess runoff drainage system, disposal point etc

vi)             Re-estimate and submit details regarding water requirement for landscaping

vii)           Road design should be defined and elaborate map along with sections on the same map.

viii)         Proponent shall ensure that the saving shall not be less than 20 %. Details of energy saving measures with percentage of saving shall be submitted prior to the commencement of work.

ix)             Submit details regarding ETP design

x)               Submit details regarding Ground water quality

xi)             Submit details regarding Hazardous waste within the campus and details for its disposal

xii)           Submit Contour maps for the entire site

xiii)         Provide parking area calculations

xiv)         Provide details regarding quantity and intensity of rain in the region

xv)           Submit details regarding parking locations around all buildings

xvi)         Maintain color coding for map for roads

xvii)       Submit details regarding Built-up area

 

In view of the foregoing observations, the committee recommend to defer the proposal. The proposal shall be reconsidered after the above observations are addressed and submitted.

4.22    Environmental Clearance for construction project of Pacific Mall & Hotel at Pacific Estate, Khasra No. 540, Village Jakhan, Tehsil Dehradun Sadar, Near Clock Tower, Rajpur Road, Dehradun, Uttarakhand by M/s Pacific Development Corporation Ltd. [SEIAA Gen-01/2011/ 421]

 

The project involves construction of mall and hotel on a plot area of 12, 686.54 Sq.m. The total built up area of the project proposed is 33,406.18 Sq.m. (2 Basements + LG floor + UG floor + Service floor) and 6 floors. The total water requirement proposed is 560 KLD (domestic water requirement 230 KLD). The capacity of STP is about 250 KLD. Treated water will be used for flushing 30 KLD, horticulture/ gardening 30 KLD, fire fighting 30 KLD and DG cooling 70 KLD.  The total power requirement is 5700 KVA. Total solid waste generation will be 22 Kg/day. The total parking spaces proposed are 645 ECS. The total cost of the project is about Rs. 90.28 Crores

 

The proposal was considered by the State Expert Appraisal Committee for New Construction Projects in its meetings held on 4.6.2011 at UEPPCB, Dehradun and site inspection was also conducted by SEAC, Uttarakhand on 10.6.2011. The SEAC recommended the proposal for environmental clearance after examining the details sent by the project proponent.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                    The landscape plan shall be submitted

ii)                  Submit the details of water conservation and energy conservation

iii)                Guidelines of CPCB on reuse of treated wastewater shall be followed.

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment Clearance after submission of the information at (i) & (ii) above, with the condition at (iii) above in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.23    Environmental Clearance for construction project of Hotel Buransh Residency, Village Mauza Silla Parwadoon, Tehsil Sadar Dehradun, Uttarakhand by M/s Hotel Buransh Residency [SEIAA Gen-01/2011/ 422]

 

The Committee decided to defer the project, since the project proponent did not attend the meeting.

 

4.24    Environmental Clearance for extension in the existing Hotel Project of M/s Jaypee Residency Manor situated at Barlowganj, Mussoorie, District Dehradun, Uttarakhand by M/s Jaypee Residency Manor [SEIAA Gen-01/2011/ 424]

 

JP Residency Manor one of the finest 5 Star Hotels in India located in Barlowganj, Mussoorie, commenced in 1995 after valid Consent to Establish & Consent to Operate from the Pollution Control Board. The hotel is proposed to do additional construction of 51 rooms/other related activities on 4132.58 sq.m land area. Install DG set (3 nos; at a time 2 working and one standby). Install boilers for meeting hot water requirement for domestic purpose and hot water generators for steam in laundry purpose. Expand the capacity of STP from 110 KLD to 300 KLD

 

SEIAA has recommended and forwarded the proposal vide letter dated January 3, 2012 to Ministry of Environment and Forests.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i.                All the hotel projects in Doon valley comes under orange category as per Doon valley notification, 1986, therefore, inspite of the project area being less than 20,000 sq.mts, such projects require Environmental Clearance under EIA Notification 2006.

 

          The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment Clearance.

 

4.25    Environmental Clearance for Hotel Project at 80, Haridwar Road, Dehradun, Uttarakhand by M/s Abhinav Inns & Hotel Pvt. Ltd. [SEIAA Gen-01/2011/ 428]

 

The Committee decided to defer the project, since the project proponent did not attend the meeting.

 

4.26    Environmental Clearance for construction project of Integrated Industrial Estate at Sitarganj, Uttarakhand by M/s SIDCUL [SEIAA Gen-01/2011/ 430]

 

The Committee decided to defer the project, since the project proponent did not attend the meeting.

 

4.27    Environmental Clearance for construction of Group Housing Project at Mauza Sinola, Central Doon, Sadar Dehradun, Dehradun, Uttarakhand by M/s Life Time Conventions Pvt. Ltd. [SEIAA Gen-01/2011/ 432]

 

The Committee decided to defer the project, since the project proponent did not attend the meeting.

 

4.28    Environmental Clearance for construction of Boys Hostel, Lecture Hall Complex, Biotechnical Building, Girls Hostel, Staff Accommodation-I , Staff Accommodation-II and Multi Activity Centre, Roorkee, Uttarakhand by M/s IIT, Roorkee, Distt.  Haridwar [SEIAA Gen-01/2011/ 437]

 

The Committee decided to defer the project, since the project proponent did not attend the meeting.

 

4.29    Environmental Clearance for construction of Residency Senior Secondary School at Village Kharakhet, Bhidholi, Chowki, Pargna, Pachwa Doon, Tehsil Vikas Nagar, Dehradun, Uttarakhand by M/s Mahasheer Education Pvt. Ltd., Dehradun. [SEIAA Gen-01/2011/ 438]

 

The Residential Senior Secondary School involves construction on a plot area of 2,23,561.00 Sq.m (or 55.24 acres). The total built up area of the project is 40,240.98 Sq.m. Green area of 73,775.13 Sq.m. (@ 33%) will be provided. Parking of 4,381 ECS is proposed. The total water requirement is 198 KLD (Fresh water requirement = 102.3 KLD). The source of the water is private water tanker during construction phase and ground water during operational phase. The sewage generation is about 107 KLD and capacity of STP is about 130 KLD. Treated water will be used for flushing/horticulture/DG cooling and rest will be discharged to municipal sewer. The total power requirement is 85 KW or 100 KVA. DG set of 100 KVA capacity is proposed. Total solid waste generation will be 467 kg/day. The total cost of the project is about Rs. 6.20 Crores.

 

During the discussion following points emerged:

 

(i)       Water & Energy Conservation Measures shall be submitted

 

(ii)      Guidelines of CPCB on reuse of treated wastewater shall be followed.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment Clearance after submission of the information at (i) above, with the condition at (ii) above in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.30    Environmental Clearance for construction of 1st Mall & Hotel at Village Mohakampur Khurd, Tehsil Dehra (Parwa Doon), Dehradun, Uttarakhand by M/s Gangotri Incandescent (P) Ltd. [SEIAA Gen-01/2011/ 440]

 

            M/S Gangotri Incandescent (P) Ltd. has applied proposal for Ist Mall & Hotel, I at Khasra No. 143 ka. 144, Mohakampur Khurd, Dehra (Parva Doon), Distt. Dehradun. The total land area of proposed activity is 12,450 Sq. meter. The total built-up area of proposed Mall & Hotel is 24,830.75 Sq. meter. The total project cost of unit is Rs. 186.42 Crore. The water requirement of the unit is 400 KLD, which will be sourced from tube wells (02Nos.), however, water consumption will be reduced up to 250KLD as 150 KLD water will be make-up by the recycling of treated waste water. The wastewater generated (I7DKLD) from the domestic uses is proposed to be treated through appropriate capacity Sewage Treatment Plants (STP) of 250 KLD capacity. Treated water is proposed to be used for cooling, gardening, fire fighting and other uses within the project area. No wastewater is proposed to be discharged outside the premises, the project proponent has proposed to provide 2-Nos of 1500 KVA and one 600KVA capacities D.G. set acoustic enclosures, as standby power arrangement. About 22.5 kg/day solid waste will be generated, the solid wastes generated will be segregated as biodegradable, recyclable and inert wastes. Non-biodegradable wastes will be disposed in municipal landfill site and bio-degradable wastes will be composted. Hazardous wastes, like used spent oil (approx. 300Lit./year) from DG sets will be generated which will be disposed through authorized recyclers. Rainwater harvesting system of 27 cubic meter capacity is also proposed. The project proponent has also proposed to provide energy conservation measures including solar lighting, solar water heater etc.

 

          SEIAA has recommended the proposal and forwarded to MoEF vide letter dated January 16, 2012.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

·                     Submit layout map showing railway line and road and the actual plot area.

·                     Proponent was not in a position to clarify various queries raised by the members

 

          In view of the foregoing observations, the committee recommend to defer the proposal. The proposal shall be reconsidered after the above observations are addressed and submitted.

4.31    Environmental Clearance for construction of proposed Education Institute project “Lingaya’s University” at Village Banjarewala Grant, Pargana Bhagwanpur, Tehsil Roorkee, District Haridwar Uttarakhand by M/s Lingaya’s University Trust [SEIAA Gen-01/2011/ 441]

 

The Residential Senior Secondary School involves construction of on a plot area of 2,94,527.00 Sq.m (or 55.24 acres). The total built up area of the project is 3,53,688.00 Sq.m. Green area of 97,193.91Sq.m. (@ 33%) will be provided. Parking 5,178 ECS is proposed against the requirement of 3,861 ECS. The total water requirement is 1,234 KLD (Fresh water requirement = 697 KLD). The source of the water is private water tanker during construction phase and ground water during operation phase. The sewage generation is about 864 KLD and capacity of STP & ETP is about 1000 KLD & 50 KLD capacity respectively. Treated water will be used for flushing/horticulture/DG cooling and rest will be discharged to Nala. The total power requirement is 11,250 KVA. 7 DG sets of 1,500 KVA capacity each is proposed. Total solid waste generation will be 5,777.9 kg/day and total biomedical waste generated is 195.62 kg/day. The total cost of the project is about Rs. 333.58 crores (Land+ Development cost).

 

Committee noted that the built up area is more than 1.5 lakhs sq.m hence, the project will be covered as category B1, under 8(b) of EIA Notification 2006. Accordingly finalized the following additional TOR for further study:         

 

(i)           Since the project is within 10 km from ………. , prior clearance from National Board for Wild Life (NBWL) shall be obtained.

 

(ii)          The height of the Building shall be as per the OM on Guidelines for High Rise buildings’ dated 07.02.2012.

 

(iii)        Submit the Parking detail considering the various norms, it shall be based on higher norms.

 

(iv)         Submit the details of Energy conservation with specific details of fixtures and % of saving.

 

(v)          Submit the details of Water conservation with specific details of fixtures and % of saving.

 

(vi)         Submit the details of Rain water harvesting.

 

(vii)       Examine and submit the details of the Impact on competitive users of ground water.

 

          A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted as per the Notification. 

 

4.32    Environmental Clearance for Hotel Padmini Palace Khasra No. 302 Mi and 303 Mi and 303 Mi, Athurwala, Rishikesh, Dehradun by M/s Hotel Padmini Palace [F. No 21- 167/2011- IA.III].

 

The Committee decided to defer the project, since the project proponent did not attend the meeting.

 

4.33    Environmental Clearance for Residential Housing Complex at 35th BN ITBP Bimola/ Katarmal Camp Almora by M/s Commandant, 35th BN ITBP, Police [F. No 21-10/2012-IA.III]

 

The Committee decided to defer the project, since the project proponent did not attend the meeting.

 

4.34    Environmental Clearance for residential and non residential Housing Complex at 36Bn, ITB Police Force, Lohaghat, Uttarakhand by M/s Commandant, 36 Mn, ITB Police Force [F. No 21-15/2012-IA.III]

 

The Committee decided to defer the project, since the project proponent did not attend the meeting.

 

4.35    Environmental Clearance for construction of married accommodation (phase - II) at Pithoragarh by M/s MES Pithoragarh (F. No. 21-23/2012-IA-III)

 

The project involves construction of married accommodation at Pithoragarh. The total plot area is 140400 sq. m and plinth area is 42214 sq.m. the total built up area is 84428 sq. m. parking area is 11195 sq. m. fresh water requirement is approximately 2 lac gallon per day. Total estimated sewage generation is approximately 720 KLD. The source of power supply is Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited. The cost of the project is 203.39 crore.  During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

 (i)          Vermin composting option should be checked and alternate option should be produced

(ii)          Submit case studies on the existing successful MSW treatment plants in surrounding areas.

 

          The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment Clearance after submission of the above information in the Clearance letter.

 

4.12    EC for for 4-Lane with Paved shoulder of the section of the section Km 299/10 to Km 140/6 of NH-7 (Rewa to MP/UP Border) in the State of Madhya Pradesh by M/s Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation Limited. [F.No. 10-48/2011-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the project involves 4-laning with Paved shoulder of the section of the section Km 299/10 to Km 140/6 of NH-7 (Rewa to MP/UP Border) in the State of Madhya Pradesh. The road starts at km.  229/10, outside Rewa City on NH-7 and ends at Km.  140/6 near MP-UP border.  The total length of the road is 89.40 Km and designed length is 89.30 Kms.  The proposed carriageway width is 7.0 mts.  It passes through mainly plain terrain except some stretch from Km.  142/6 to 141/6 with the total length of 1.0 km in rolling terrain.  Land use pattern along with the road are agricultural and built up in 43 villages/ towns. Existing ROW is 18.0 m to 35.0m.   Service road will be provided for a length of 15.70 km.  Bypasses with length of 27.9 km proposed at 6 locations. 20 numbers of vehicular under-pass and 26 no of bus laybye, 4 nos. of trucks lay-bye are proposed.  There are 20 minor bridges and 90 culverts.  Out of which, 8 nos of minor bridges will be abandoned, 5 will be reconstructed, 7 widened and 8 nos. will be newly constructed.  Total area to be acquired is 324.32 ha. About 3528 trees are proposed to be cut for the project. There are no  forests land, eco- sensitive areas along the project road.  Total cost of the project is 8.25 crores. 

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)     The ambient air quality report  submitted is old , Proponent shall submit the new ambient air quality report

 

(ii)   Noise control measures including no horn zone signage  / proper road crossing facility near school shall be provided.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment Clearance after submission of the information at (i) above, with the condition at (ii) above in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.36    Finalisation of ToR for rehabilitation and up gradation of existing 2 lane to 2 lane with paved shoulder from Jowai  (km 69.2) to Meghalaya/ Assam Border  (km 173.20) Section of NH-44 in the State of Meghalaya by M/s NHAI [F.No. 10-35/2012-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves rehabilitation and up gradation of existing 2 lane to 2 lane with paved shoulder from Jowai  (km 69.2) to Meghalaya/ Assam Border  (km 173.20) Section of NH-44 in the State of Meghalaya. The project road starts after Jowal town (end of Jowal bypass) at a Chainage km 69.200 and ends at km 173.20 near Assam / Megalaya Border. The road traverses through the settlement of Khlerihat, Ludrambai, Wapung and Mynkere in the district of Jaintia Hill of Megalaya State. The total length is 104km. The existing varying from 10-12 m in hilly terrain and 15-17 m in rolling terrain. The proposed RoW is 20m.

 

3450 trees , land acqisition 44.08 ha. The 441 culverts and 39 bridges will be widened. There are two major rivers viz. Lubhaa river and Baleshwar river. Other seasonal streams are Muksa River, Motaiya river, Narpu stream, Tamung River, Umjrung stream, Tongsheng river, Umprushung river and Apha river. The water requirement of 1100 KLD will be sourced from ground and surface/ rain water.

During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following TOR for further study:         

 

 

i)                    It is indicated that 3450. nos. trees to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

ii)                  Explore the possibilities of cooled mixed technology instead of hot mixed technology

 

iii)                Submit the details of the road safety audit and plans for meeting the IRC safety requirements.

 

iv)                The additional ToR and General Guidelines as per the annexure-I and Annexure-II respectively to this Minutes shall also be considered for preparation of EIA/EMP.

 

v)                  Any further clarification on carrying out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measure, project proponent can refer to the model ToR available on Ministry website “http://moef.nic.in/Manual/ Highways”.

 

Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan.

 

A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

 

 

4.37    Finalisation of ToR for widening and rehabilitation of existing Single-lane to 2-lane with paved shoulder of NH 148D from junction of NH-8 at Bheem from km 109.750 in Rajasmand district and end at km 64.200 of NH-79 at Gulabpura in Bhilwara district of the Rajasthan Stateby M/s NHAI [10-44/2012-IA-III]

 

            As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves widening and rehabilitation of existing Single-lane to 2-lane with paved shoulder of NH 148D from junction of NH-8 at Bheem from km 109.750 in Rajasmand district and end at km 64.200 of NH-79 at Gulabpura in Bhilwara district of the Rajasthan State. The proposed length of the section is 69.267 Km and  the proposed right of way is 45m except for two Km where it will be 12 m. The project road is passing through Rajsamand and  Bhilwara districts. 0.90 ha Forests land to be acquired for Bhim bypass. Approximately 360 number of trees which are falling along the ROW proposed to be cut . It is proposed to provide 144 numbers of culverts. There are two major rivers Nikadi and Khadi rivers  and alignment is passing Nikadi  rivers at two locations . Three major and two minor bridges have been proposed . About 90000 Cum hill cutting waste  will be generated which will be used in construction of highway.

 

During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following TOR for further study:         

 

(vii)            The proposal indicates the acquisition of 0.90 ha Forests land in Bhim bypass. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

(viii)          It is indicated that 360. nos. trees to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

(ix)              Explore the possibilities of cooled mixed technology instead of hot mixed technology

 

(x)                Submit the details of the road safety audit and plans for meeting the IRC safety requirements.

 

(xi)              The additional ToR and General Guidelines as per the annexure-I and Annexure-II respectively to this Minutes shall also be considered for preparation of EIA/EMP.

 

(xii)            Any further clarification on carrying out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measure, project proponent can refer to the model ToR available on Ministry website “http://moef.nic.in/Manual/ Highways”.

 

Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan.

 

A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

 

Recommended projects

 

5.1    Environemtal Clearance for the Housing Complex (Green Building)  Mouza –Ulubari on B.K. Kakoti Road, Guwahati, Assam M/s Assam Plywood Limited.[ F.No. 21- 162/2011- IA.III]

 

The proposal involves construction of Housing Complex (Green Building) Mouza –Ulubari on B.K. Kakoti Road, Guwahati, Assam. Assam Plywood Ltd., Guwahati, is the developer of the new construction project at Dag No.- 1292, 1360, 1365, 1366, 1368, 1369, 1387, 1758, 1759, Patta No.– 41, 757, 759 & 760, Mouza - Ulubari, on B.K.Kakoti road, Guwahati, Assam. It is a flat land, measuring about 4.26 acre. There will be construction of a housing complex comprising of 5 nos. of blocks, consisting of 42966.00 sqm total built-up area. Total number of dwelling units- 142 flats, 5 blocks. Source of Water is GMC/GMDA, Quantity of Solid Waste Generation is about 600 kg/day which will be disposed to Municipality. Constructional Phase Water demand is 24 KLD. Two nos. of 750 KVA D.G.Sets and 1 no. of 500 KVA are proposed. Stack Height for D.G.Sets of 5.5 meter for each 750 KVA and 4.5 meter for 500 KVA above the roof of the D.G. building are proposed. Car Parking required is 382 and proposed is 382.

 

The above proposal was earlier considered in the 110th EAC meeting held on 5th–7th March, 2012. The details submitted and presented were examined by the Committee.

 

          The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment Clearance.

 

5.2    Environmental Clearance for  the Housing Complex (Green Building) at Dag No.I, Patta No. 1, Mouza – Beltola, Village- Odalbkra F.C., Guwahati, dist. Kamrup (M) Assam. M/s.Transcendent Condominiums Pvt. Ltd.  21- 165/2011- IA.III

 

 

The proposal involves construction of housing complex  on a total plot area of 16,408.26 Sq.m. and the total built up area is 41,842.43 Sq.m. The construction includes 5 blocks with 2Basements+GF+10 floors. Number of flats will be 145. The water requirement is 189 KLD and the source is GMC. The waste water generation is about 111 KLD. The treated wastewater will be recycled for flushing-32 KLD, landscaping-47 KLD and car washing is -12 KLD. Excess water of 20 KLD will be discharged into GMDA /GMC drain. The solid waste generation will be about 588.44 Kg/day. Total parking proposed is for 396 ECS. The project cost is Rs. 91.72 crore. 

 

 

The above proposal was earlier considered in the 110th EAC meeting held on 5th–7th March, 2012. The details submitted and presented were examined by the Committee.

 

          The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment Clearance.

 

5.3    Environmental Clearance for the construction of Shopping Mall-cum-Hotel- cum-Office Building project at Bhangagarh, G.S Road, Guwahati, Assam by M/s Brahmaputra Infrastructure Limited [F.No. 21.26/2012-IA.III]

          The project involves construction of Shopping Mall cum Hotel cum Office Building on a plot area of 30,755 Sq. m. The total built-up area proposed for the project is 1,28,648.94 Sq. m. (above ground built up area is -76,721.94 Sq. m  + 51,927 sq. m. will be the built up area for 2 basements). The complex will have GF+8 floors with 1 lower ground floor and 2 basements. The total water requirement of the project is estimated to be about 940.24 KLD (freshwater requirement- 454.23 KLD). The capacity of STP is 700 KLD. The treated water will be used for HVAC-277 KLD, greenbelt-6.32 KLD and 46.1 KLD will be discharged to the nearby drain. Total solid waste generation for the project will be 2040.15 Kg/day. The power requirement is 7420 KW. Total car parking proposed 1417 cars + 1065 two wheelers.  The total cost of the project is Rs. 294.1 Crores.

The above proposal was earlier considered in the 111th EAC meeting held on 16-17th April, 2012. The committee sought additional information on pedestrian movement, Bus parking and  Energy saving. The details submitted and presented were examined by the Committee.

 

          The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment Clearance.

 

 

 


Annexure-I

 

(i)                 Any litigation(s) pending against the proposed project and/or any directions or orders passed by any court of law/any statutory authority against the project is to be detailed out.

 

(ii)       Submit detailed alignment plan, with details such as nature of terrain (plain, rolling, hilly), land use pattern, habitation, cropping pattern, forest area, environmentally sensitive places, mangroves, notified industrial areas, sand dunes, sea, river, lake, details of villages, teshils, districts and states, latitude and longitude for important locations falling on the alignment by employing remote sensing techniques followed by ground truthing and also through secondary data sources.

 

(iii)      Describe various alternatives considered, procedures and criteria adopted for selection of the final alternative with reasons.

 

(iv)     Submit Land use map of the study area to a scale of 1: 25,000 based on recent satellite imagery delineating the crop lands (both single and double crop), agricultural plantations, fallow lands, waste lands, water bodies, built-up areas, forest area and other surface features such as railway tracks, ports, airports, roads, and major industries etc. and  submit a detailed ground surveyed map on 1:2000 scale showing the existing features falling within the right of way namely trees, structures including archeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

(v)       If the proposed route is passing through any hilly area, examine and submit the stability of slopes, if the proposed road is to pass through cutting or embankment / control of soil erosion from embankment.

 

(vi)     If the proposed route involves tunneling, the details of the tunnel and locations of tunneling with geological structural fraction should be provided.  In case the road passes through a flood plain of the river, the details of micro drainage, flood passages and information on flood periodicity at least of last 50 years in the area should be examined.

 

(vii)           The projects is located within 10km. of the sanctuary  a map duly authenticated by Chief Wildlife Warden showing these features vis-à-vis the project location and the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden thereon should be furnished at the stage of EC.

 

(viii)         Study regarding the Animal bypasses / underpasses etc. across the habitation areas shall be carried out.  Adequate cattle passes for the movement of agriculture material shall be provided at the stretches passing through habitation areas.

 

(ix)             If the proposed route is passing through a city or town, with houses and human habitation on the either side of the road, the necessity for provision of bypasses/diversions/under passes shall be examined and submitted. The proposal should also indicate the location of wayside amenities, which should include petrol station/service centre, rest areas including public conveyance, etc.

 

(x)       Submit details about measures taken for the pedestrian safety and construction of underpasses and foot-over bridges along with flyovers and interchanges.

 

(xi)      Assess whether there is a possibility that the proposed project will adversely affect road traffic in the surrounding areas (e.g. by causing increases in traffic congestion and traffic accidents).

 

(xii)           Examine and submit the details of use of fly ash in the road construction, if the project road is located within the 100 km from the Thermal Power Plant.

 

(xiii)         Examine and submit the details of sand quarry, borrow area and rehabilitation.

 

(xiv)         Climate and meteorology (max and min temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, frequency of tropical cyclone and snow fall); the nearest IMD meteorological station from which climatological data have been obtained to be indicated.

 

(xv)           The air quality monitoring should be carried out as per the new notification issued on 16th November, 2009.

 

(xvi)         Identify project activities during construction and operation phases, which will affect the noise levels and the potential for increased noise resulting from this project. Discuss the effect of noise levels on near by habitation during the construction and operational phases of the proposed highway. Identify noise reduction measures and traffic management strategies to be deployed for reducing the negative impact if any.  Prediction of noise levels should be done by using mathematical modeling at different representative locations.

 

(xvii)       Examine the impact during construction activities due to generation of fugitive dust from crusher units, air emissions from hot mix plants and vehicles used for transportation of materials and prediction of impact on ambient air quality using appropriate mathematical model, description of model, input requirement and reference of derivation, distribution of major pollutants and presentation in tabular form for easy interpretation shall be carried out.

 

(xviii)     Also examine and submit the details about the protection to existing habitations from dust, noise, odour etc. during construction stage.

 

(xix)         If the proposed route involves cutting of earth, the details of area to be cut, depth of cut, locations, soil type, volume and quantity of earth and other materials to be removed with location of disposal/ dump site along with necessary permission.

 

(xx)           If the proposed route is passing through low lying areas, details of fill materials and initial and final levels after filling above MSL, should be examined and submit.

 

(xxi)         Examine and submit the water bodies including the seasonal ones within the corridor of impacts along with their status, volumetric capacity, quality likely impacts on them due to the project.

 

(xxii)       Examine and submit details of water quantity required and source of water including water requirement during the construction stage with supporting data and also classification of ground water based on the CGWA classification.

 

(xxiii)     Examine and submit the details of measures taken during constructions of bridges across river/canal/major or minor drains keeping in view the flooding of the rivers and the life span of the existing bridges.  Provision of speed breakers, safety signals, service lanes and foot paths should be examined at appropriate locations through out the proposed road to avoid the accidents.

 

(xxiv)     If there will be any change in the drainage pattern after the proposed activity, details of changes shall be examined and submitted.

 

(xxv)       Rain water harvesting pit should be at least 3 - 5 m. above the highest ground water table. Provision shall be made for oil and grease removal from surface runoff.

                                                              

(xxvi)     If there is a possibility that the construction/widening of road will cause impact such as destruction of forest, poaching, reductions in wetland areas, if so, examine the impact and submit details.

 

(xxvii)   Submit the details of road safety, signage, service roads, vehicular under passes, accident prone zone and the mitigation measures.

 

(xxviii)       IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & upgradation of road.

 

(xxix)           Submit details of social impact assessment due to the proposed construction of road.

 

(xxx)             Examine road design standards, safety equipment specifications and Management System training to ensure that design details take account of safety concerns and submit the traffic management plan.

 

 

(xxxi)           Accident data and geographic distribution should be reviewed and analyzed to predict and identify trends – incase of expansion of the existing highway and provide Post accident emergency assistance and medical care to accident victims.

 

(xxxii)         If the proposed project involves any land reclamation, details to be provided for which activity land to reclaim and the area of land to be reclaimed.

 

(xxxiii)       Details of the properties, houses, businesses etc. activities likely to be effected by land acquisition and their financial loses annually.

 

(xxxiv)       Detailed R&R plan with data on the existing socio-economic status of the population in the study area and broad plan for resettlement of the displaced population, site for the resettlement colony, alternative livelihood concerns/employment and rehabilitation of the displaced people, civil and housing amenities being offered, etc  and the schedule of the implementation of the project specific

 

(xxxv)   Submit details of Corporate Social Responsibility. Necessary provisions should be made in the budget.

 

(xxxvi)       Estimated cost of the project including environmental monitoring cost and funding agencies, whether governmental or on the basis of BOT etc and provide details of budget provisions (capital & recurring) for the project specific R&R Plan.

 

(xxxvii)     Submit environmental management and monitoring plan for all phases of the project viz. construction and operation.

 

 

Annexure-II

 

General Guidelines

 

(i)                 The EIA document shall be printed on both sides, as for as possible.

 

(ii)               The status of accreditation of the EIA consultant with NABET/QCI shall be specifically mentioned. The consultant shall certify that his accreditation is for the sector for which this EIA is prepared.

 

(iii)             On the front page of EIA/EMP reports, the name of the consultant/consultancy firm along with their complete details including their accreditation, if any shall be indicated. The consultant while submitting the EIA/EMP report shall give an undertaking to the effect that the prescribed TORs (TOR proposed by the project proponent and additional TOR given by the MoEF) have been complied with and the data submitted is factually correct (Refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009).

 

(iv)             While submitting the EIA/EMP reports, the name of the experts associated with/involved in the preparation of these reports and the laboratories through which the samples have been got analysed should be stated in the report. It shall clearly be indicated whether these laboratories are approved under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the rules made there under (Please refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009). The project leader of the EIA study shall also be mentioned.

 

(v)               All the TOR points as presented before the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) shall be covered.

 


112th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee for Infrastructure Development, Coastal Regulation Zone and Miscellaneous projects held on 10th – 11th May, 2012 at Scope Complex.  Lodhi Road, New Delhi.

 

List of Participants

 

Expert Committee

 

1.                  Shri Naresh Dayal                                      Chairman

2.                  Dr. M.L. Sharma                               Vice Chairman

3.                  Dr. Apurba Gupta                             Member

4.                  Dr. S.P. Bansal                                  Member

5.                  Dr. H.S. Ramesh                              Member

6.                  Dr. Y. Basavaraju                              Member                          

7.                  Dr. Niraj Sharma (Rep. of CRRI)       Member

8.                  Shri Lalit Kapur                               Member Secretary

 

MoEF officials  

 

12. Shri E. Thirunavukkarasu                    Scientist ‘C’, MoEF

12. Shri Amardeep Raju                                       Scientist ‘C’, MoEF

13. Dr. P.V. Subba Rao                               Scientist-B , MoEF

 

Project Authorities:

 

Representatives from

 

 

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