Final Minutes of the 24th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 19th & 20th May, 2011 at IOCL Conference Room, 5th Floor, Core VI, SCOPE Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110 003.

 

 24.0       Opening Remarks of the Chairman

 

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

 

24.1        Confirmation of the Minutes of the 22nd and 23rd Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 18th – 19th April, 2011 and 5th May, 2011

 

The minutes of the 22nd and 23rd Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 18th – 19th April, 2011 and 5th May, 2011 were confirmed.

 

24.2.0     Consideration of the Projects

 

19th  May, 2011

 

Proposals for Environmental clearance

 

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

 

                        The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Ultra-Tech Environmental Consultancy & Laboratory, Pune gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 11th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 24th – 26th June, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP Report. All the Primary Metallurgical Industries are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Category ‘A’ under the schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level. 

                                     

            M/s Kerala Minerals and Metals Ltd. (KMML) have proposed for the Titanium Sponge Unit (500 TPA) at 202, Block-18, Panmana, Karunagappally, Chavara, Dist-Kollam, Kerala. Defense Metallurgical Research laboratory (DMRL) will supply the know-how & basic engineering and KMML will set up and operate the plant in their premises, including supply of the main raw material, Titanium Tetrachloride (Tickle).Total project area is 23 acres on the south-east end of the KMML complex and is already in possession. No national park/wild life sanctuary/reserve forests are located within 10 km radius of the project site. The sea is at a distance of 1.0 km from the plant. Total cost of the project is Rs. 143.11 Crores.

 

Raw material viz.Titanium Tetrachloride (Tickle; 1,988 TPA), Magnesium Ingots (513 TPA), Argon (50,100 Nm3), Caustic lye (45 TPA) and 3% HCl (5.01 TPA) will be used in the process as raw material with recovery and recycle of Magnesium. Titanium Tetrachloride (Pigment grade) is produced as an intermediate product within the nearby sister unit, which will be pumped to the existing site for production of Titanium Sponge.  Titanium is known for corrosive resistance, high strength and low density and used as strategic metal in the production of spacecrafts, aero engines and air frame structures in civilian and military aircrafts.  Titanium alloy components will be used in satellite launch vehicles (SLVs), rockets and missiles besides thermal & nuclear power plant, particles and petro chemical plants.

 

            Titanium sponge will be manufactured using Kroll process.  Major impurities in Tickle will be Tin (Sn-70 PPM), Si (37 PPM), Fe (4 PPM), Al (12 PPM), dissolved gases (O2, N2, CO2, & HCl) and dissolved solids such as TiOCl2.  Tickle produced by the existing TiO2 pigment plant will be pumped to the storage vessels located in Tickle Purification Plant, wherein a moisture free environment is maintained by providing Argon blanket. Silicon Tetrachloride, Tin tetra chloride and dissolved gases will be removed as distillate from the reflux condenser, the off grade material will be recycled to recover residual TiCl4 and Chloride vapors trap TiOCl2.  The distillate rich in TiCl4 will be condensed in a condenser & collected and Purified tickle will be pumped to the metal production section. In Kroll process, Titanium tetrachloride will be reduced to Titanium sponge by reacting with molten magnesium, TiCl4 + 2 Mg (830 0C) → Ti + 2 MgCl2.  The titanium sponge will be purified by pyro-vaccum distillation.

 

            Reduction process is carried out in ‘Reduction furnace’ ‘reactor’ by charging with required quantity of Magnesium and supply of 30 0C.  Titanium tetrachloride and MgCl2 is tapped during the reduction process.  Reaction mass in the reactor is cooled to about 700 0C by circulating air around the reactor and to room temperature by vacuum distillation. After cooling, sponge is ejected from the reactor and is subjected to primary cleaning, shredding, screening, blending and final packing in drums under Argon atmosphere.

 

            Vents from tickle storage vessels and the reflux & distillate receiver vessels will be connected to exhaust system to vent gases from Tickle Purification Section and bleed offs from the metal production unit (HCl fumes) which will be scrubbed and vented to the atmosphere. The scrubbed solution will be sent to equalization tank for neutralization. The suction line will consist of ID fan and cyclone system. Argon blanket will be provided to ensure moisture free atmosphere and stored in double walled vessel with safety valves, rupture discs etc. 30 m stack to ventilation and exhaust system and 24 m to DG sets will be provided. Special glandless/seal less canned motor pumps will be used for handling Tickle to avoid any leakage of chloride into the atmosphere.  Internal roads will be provided to control fugitive emissions.

 

Water requirement will be 362 m3/day, of which 332 m3/day will be for process, 20 m3/day for domestic usage and 10 m3/day will be for gardening. The water will be sourced from the ground water. Acidic effluent will be generated from the Magnesium pickling process & alkaline bleed material from caustic scrubber and used for scrubbing vent gases & process wash material.  The effluent will be collected and neutralized using caustic lye and neutralized effluent after removing residual sludge will be discharged to sea through the existing discharge pipeline of KMML. Scrubbed liquid by caustic lye scrubber will be neutralized in equalization tank. All the effluent from Magnesium pickling section, residual caustic from vent gas scrubber, tray/lid washing, wash/regeneration from softening plant will be collected in equalization tank, neutralized in neutralization tank and discharged to sea after meeting KSPCB norms.  Service water will be passed through oil separator to remove oil content in the effluent.  Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted.

 

            The solid waste will be generated in the form of filtered cake and magnesium chloride as byproduct. Used oil will be sold to authorized recyclers.

           

The power requirement is 5.58 mVA, which will be sourced from State Electricity Board.    Electricity connection is obtained for 8.12 MW. DG set of 2,000 KVA capacity will be installed as stand by.

 

Public hearing / public consultation meeting was conducted by the Kerala State Pollution Control Board on 17th January, 2011. The Committee deliberated upon the issues raised during the public hearing including, provision of pollution control measures, R&R, health facilities, drinking water facilities, green belt development etc. which  have been addressed and incorporated in the final EIA/EMP report.

 

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

 

·         Resolution passed by the Board of directors w.r.t completion of 90% of the construction prior to obtaining environmental clearance 

 

·         Measures due to production from Tsunami

 

·         Cumulative impact assessment for the existing and proposed plant.

 

·         Revised lay out for the plant along with 33 % green belt

 

·         HAZOP and Risk & Disaster Management Plan

 

·         Management plan for reduction in TDS before discharge into sea

 

·         Chemical characterization of RSPM including radioactivity

 

·         Detailed plan with budgetary (5 % of the project cost) breakup for Enterprise Social Commitment based on Public Hearing Issues

 

The Committee has stipulated the following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

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

                                               

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

 

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

 

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

 

5.    Total water requirement shall not exceed 362 m3/ day. Efforts shall further be made to use maximum water from the rain water harvesting sources.  All the effluent should be treated and used for ash handling, dust suppression and green belt development.  No effluent shall be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge shall be adopted. Sanitary sewage should be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.

 

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

 

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

 

8.    All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 17th January, 2011 shall be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same shall be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore.

                                                   

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

10.  The company shall adopt well laid down corporate environment policy and identified and designate responsible officers at all levels of its hierarchy for ensuring adherence to the policy and compliance with environmental clearance, environmental laws and regulations.

 

24.2.2     Expansion of Integrated Steel Plant (from 3.1 MTPA to 5.6 MTPA) at Meramandali, District Dhenkanal in Orissa by M/s Bhushan Steel Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

                        The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Mecon Limited, Ranchi gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 90th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) held during 6th – 8th January, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP Report. All the Integrated Steel Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Category ‘A’ under the schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level. 

 

            M/s Bhushan Steel Ltd. have proposed for the expansion of Integrated Steel Plant (from 3.1 MTPA to 5.6 MTPA) at Meramandali, District Dhenkanal, Orissa.  Environmental clearance for the existing Steel Plant (3.1 MTPA) has been accorded by the Ministry vide letter no. J-11011/405/2007-IA II (I) dated 22nd September, 2008.  The expansion will be carried out within the existing plant premises of 1,664.56 acres and an additional land of 45 acres was acquired for solid waste disposal.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 7,055.71 Crores.  Rs. 402.1 Crores and Rs. 40.0 Crores will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

Following are the details of existing and proposed facilities:

              

S.

No.

Facility

Capacity for which EC granted

(3.1 MTPA)

Proposed expansion

(2.5 MTPA)

Total capacity

(5.6 MTPA)

1

Coal Washery

3.2 MTPA

--

3.2 MTPA

2

Coke oven

0.85 MTPA

1.25 MTPA

 2.10 MTPA

3

Sinter Plant

1.85 MTPA

4.5 MTPA

6.35 MTPA

4

Hot metal

1.294 MTPA

2.625 MTPA

3.919 MTPA

DRI

2.38 MTPA

-

2.38 MTPA

5

Liquid Steel

3.26 MTPA

2.62 MTPA

5.88 MTPA

6

Slab

2.5 MTPA

2.5 MTPA

5.0 MTPA

7

Billets

0.585 MTPA

--

0.585 MTPA

8

HR coil

2.5

2.4

4.50

9

Bar mill

0.2 MTPA

--

0.2 MTPA

10

Oxygen Plant

950 TPD

2,400 TPD

3,350 TPD

11

Lime & Dolo Plant

0.42 MTPA

0.32 MTPA

0.74 MTPA

12

Power Plant

(WHRB & FBC)

142 MW

--

142 MW

 

Imported coking coal (1,614,300 TPA), Iron ore lumps (BF grade, 4,69,600 TPA), Iron ore fines (4,023,500 TPA), Lime stone (BF grade, 2,55,300 TPA), Limestone (SMS grade, 4,71,800 TPA), Dolomite (BF Grade, 3,67,200 TPA), Dolomite (SMS grade 1,46,300 TPA), Quartzite (1,18,100 TPA), Non-coking coal for CDI (3,93,800 TPA) will be raw materials required for the expansion project.  Coal will be obtained through e-auction and coal linkage

 

Blast furnace (BF), Basic Oxygen Furnace (BOF) route along with coke oven and sinter plant will be followed.  Recovery type of the coke oven with 72 batteries will be provided.  The by-product plant will recover crude tar, ammonium sulphate and coke oven gas from the outgoing gases of the coke oven.   

 

Dust extraction system will be provided to material handling area, screen house, waste gas cleaning system, stock house, cast house, BOF etc. and at the coal/raw material stock piles. Bag filters and Dust suppression system will be provided at raw material handling yard to control the dust emission. Electrostatic precipitator (ESP) and stack of adequate height will be provided to the Sinter Plant.  Gas cleaning plant (GCP) will be provided to BF and BO. Bag filters to BF stock house and bag filter with dust suppression will be provided to raw material handling yard.  Bag filters along with stack of adequate height will be provided to Lime and Dolo Plant. Stack of adequate height will be provided to BF stoves and Reheating furnace.  ESP will be provided to steel melting shop and hot blast stoves will be provided with WHRB. Pollution control measures for the coke oven as per directive of Government of India dated 3rd February, 2006 will be followed.  Ground based pushing emissions control system will be provided to coke oven battery. Coke oven will be provided with bag filter, stack of adequate height, gas cleaning in by-product recovery unit and H2S recovery system.  

 

 The existing water requirement is 5,400 m3/hr and additional water requirement for the expansion project will be 3,400 m3/hr, which will be met from Brahmani River. Permission to draw 9,180m3/hr of water from the River Brahamini from the WRD, Govt. of Orissa has been obtained. Phenolic effluent (phenol, Ammonia) from coke oven plant will be treated in BOD Plant.  Suspended solids from Raw Water Treatment Plant and BF gas cleaning plant will be treated in clarifier, thickener and Sludge pond/Press filter.  SMS gas cleaning plant will be treated in GCP, thickener and press filter.  DM water plant will be treated in neutralizing pit. Suspended solids, Oil & Grease from Slab caster and hot strip mills will be removed by Settling tanks fitted with Oil & Grease trap. Cooling tower blow down will be reused for dust suppression and slag granulation, pig-casting machine etc.  Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit. Catch pits will be used for removal of suspended solids from raw material handling yard. Under flow of raw water clarifier and filter backwash will be circulated through storage cum settling tank. Decanted water from settling tank will be used for dust suppression. GCP water will be reused after treating in clarifloculator, thickener. Sewage will be treated in STP. 

 

BF slag will be granulated and used for cement making.  SMS slag will be partly used in Sinter plant and the balance will be used in the landfill, boulder soling of plant roads, Railway ballast.  Dust from GCP and Flue dust from BF, Dust, scales and scrap from SMS and scrap from HSM will be re-used in Sinter making.

 

Existing power requirement is 410 MVA and additional power requirement will be 177 MVA, which will be purchased from GRIDCO. Coke oven gas will be used in coke oven plant itself.  BF gas will also be considered for use in existing steel plant.  Heavy fuel oil (HFO) will be used as fuel for reheating furnace. 

 

Public hearing / public consultation meeting was conducted by the Orissa State Pollution Control Board on 28th October, 2010. The Committee deliberated on the issues raised during the public hearing including, provision of pollution control measures, employment to local people, health facilities, drinking water facilities, green belt development etc. which have been addressed and  incorporated in the final EIA/EMP report.

 

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

 

·            A copy of Coal linkage document

 

·            Measures for Sulphur recovery from the coke oven plant

 

·            Commitment for implementing dry quenching in coke oven plant

 

·            Rain water harvesting plan with a minimum of 2 months water storage capacity

 

·            Detailed Fly ash utilization and management plan

 

·            Details regarding adoption of corporate Environment Policy.

 

·            Cumulative impact assessment for the existing and proposed plant.

 

·            Occupational Health and Safety plan

 

·            Detailed plan with budgetary (5 % of the project cost) breakup for Enterprise Social Commitment based on Public Hearing Issues

 

·            Compliance to the Public Hearing issues

 

·            Corporate Environment Policy

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

The Committee also decided that a Sub-Committee shall visit the plant site to assess the implementation of pollution control and environmental conservation measures in the existing plan taken on receipt of additional information.

 

However, Regional Office, Bhubaneswar has undertaken a inspection of the existing plant on 9th May, 2011. There were non-compliance to the existing specific and general conditions for which Ministry has issued a show cause notice on 23.05.2011.

 

24.2.3     Proposed New Clinkerisation Plant (2.7 MTPA) at Ametha, Expansion of Limestone Mines (from 5.445 MTPA to 9.495 MTPA) & Captive Power Plant (from 50 MW to 85 MW) and new centralized Coal Processing plant with coal washery (0.405 MTP) at Kymore Cement Works, District Katni, Madhya Pradesh by M/s ACC Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Vimta Labs, Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded in the 83rd Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) held during 14th -16th July, 2008 for preparation of EIA/EMP reports. The Cement Plants (> 1 MTPA) are listed at S.No. 3(b) in Category ‘A’ under the schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level. 

 

M/s ACC Limited have proposed for new Clinkerisation Plant (2.7 MTPA) at Ametha, Expansion of Limestone Mines (5.445 MTPA to 9.495 MTPA) & Captive Power Plant (50 MW to 85 MW) and new centralized Coal Processing plant with coal washery at Kymore Cement Works, District Katni, Madhya Pradesh. The proposed new Clinkerisation Plant requires a total area of 101.17 ha and will be located in existing mining lease area near Ametha in Katni district. Green belt will be developed in 33 ha of plant area. M/s ACC have operating limestone mines- Bamangaon and Mehgaon with total capacity of 5.445 MTPA and Mine lease area of 1520.22 ha. Capacity of these mines will be expanded to 9.445 MTPANo national park/wild life sanctuary is located within 10 km radius of the project site and mining lease area. Total cost of the project is Rs. 1,520.0 Crores.  Rs. 100.0 Crores and Rs. 10.0 Crores will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

Limestone, clay, iron ore, bauxite, sand stone and laterite are the raw materials that are required for the manufacture of clinker. Dry process will be used for manufacture of clinker, which comprises of rotary kiln, preheater and precalciner. Coal will be sourced from SECL, Korba, captive coal blocks and through e-auction.

 

Bag house with pulse jet bag filters and ESPs of 99.9 % efficiency will be installed to limit the SPM concentrations below 50 mg/Nm3 and a stack of 110 m high will be provided for wider dispersion of gaseous emissions. Enclosed conveyor belt will be provided and Dust extraction system will be provided at transfer points of conveyor system. Water sprinkling will be done at material handling and storage yard.

 

The total water requirement will be 6,325 KLD and will be met from rainwater accumulated in the mine pit which is created in the captive mine lease area. As the clinker plant will be operated on dry process and the system is a closed circuit, there is no scope of wastewater to be generated. The DM plant wastewater, boiler blow down and cooling water blow down from CPP are separately treated and reused in the process. There is no wastewater generated from the proposed coal processing plant. STP for treatment of sewage shall be installed. The treated waste water from the STP will be used for green belt development. The entire effluent (580m3/day) will be treated and reused.

 

Dust collected from the air pollution control equipment will be 100% recycled in process and there will be no solid waste generation from clinker plant. The fly ash generated from the CPP is utilized (100%) by the cement plant for manufacture of PPC. The bed ash generated shall be either used for reclamation of nearby old shallow quarries or mixed with raw meal as per suitability. The reject coal from coal processing plant and coal washery is separated in the washery system and conveyed to storage and it can be used as a fuel in AFBC boilers of CPP. The sludge from STP will be dried and used as manure for green belt development.

 

Public hearing/public consultation meeting was conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board on 26th October, 2010. The Committee deliberated upon the issues raised during the public hearing including, provision of pollution control measures, employment to local people, health facilities, drinking water facilities, green belt development etc. which have been addressed and incorporated in the final EIA/EMP report.

 

Additional Unit of 35 MW CFBC boiler will be installed adjacent to the existing AFBC CPP. The coal requirement will be 0.372 MTPA. Coal washery of 0.405 MTPA throughput is proposed.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to submission of Trace Element analysis of RSPM & coal washery (Raw Material and water), Slope stability and erosion management plan for mines and the following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

 

i).            The gaseous and particulate matter emissions from various units shall conform to the standards prescribed by the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board. At no time, particulate emissions from the cement plant including kiln, coal mill, cement mill, cooler and captive power plant (CPP) shall not exceed 50 mg/Nm3.

 

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

 

iii).          Data on ambient air quality (PM10, SO2, NOx) shall be regularly submitted to the Ministry including its Regional office located at Bhopal and the State Pollution Control Board / Central Pollution Control Board once in six months.   Further, quality of discharged water shall also be monitored [(TDS, DO, pH) and total Suspended solids (TSS)]. The monitored data shall be uploaded on the website of the company as well as displayed on a display board at the project site at a suitable location near the main gate of the company in public domain.  

 

iv).          The Company shall install low NOx burner with Kiln/calciner for control of NOx emissions.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

x).           The company shall explore the possibility of harnessing solar power within the plant premises particularly at available roof tops.

 

xi).          Rainwater harvesting measures shall be adopted for the augmentation of ground water at cement plant, colony including check dams at mine site. The company must also collect rain water in the mined out pits of captive lime stone mine and use the same water for the various activities of the project to conserve fresh water and reduce the water requirement from the ground water. An action plan shall be submitted to Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal within 3 months from date of issue of this letter. Efforts should be made to make use of rain water harvested. If needed, capacity of the reservoir should be enhanced to meet the maximum water requirement. Only balance water requirement shall be met from other sources.

 

xii).         Total requirement shall not exceed 6,325 m3/day. The water stored in the artificial reservoir made in the mine pit shall be used maximum to reduce ground water consumption. No effluent should be discharged from the mine to any water body or nearby river.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xvii).      Catch drains and siltation ponds of appropriate size shall be constructed for the working pit, inter burden and mineral dumps to arrest flow of silt and sediment. The water so collected shall be utilized for watering the mine area, roads, green belt development etc. The drains shall be regularly desilted, particularly after monsoon, and maintained properly.

 

xviii).     Garland drain of appropriate size, gradient and length shall be constructed for both mine pit and inter burden dumps and sump capacity shall be designed keeping 50% safety margin over and above peak sudden rainfall (based on 50 years data) and maximum discharge in the area adjoining the mine site. Sump capacity shall also provide adequate retention period to allow proper settling of silt material. Sedimentation pits shall be constructed at the corners of the garland drains and desilted at regular intervals.

 

xix).       Dimension of the retaining wall at the toe of inter burden dumps and inter burden benches within the mine to check run-off and siltation shall be based on the rain fall data.

 

xx).        Regular monitoring of ground water level and quality shall be carried out by establishing a network of existing wells and constructing new piezometers at suitable locations by the project proponent in and around project area in consultation with Regional Director, Central Ground Water Board. The frequency of monitoring shall be four times a year- pre-monsoon (April / May), monsoon (August), post-monsoon (November), and winter (January). Data thus collected shall be sent at regular intervals to Ministry of Environment and Forests and its Regional Office at Bhopal, Central Ground Water Authority and Central Ground Water Board.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxvi).    Vehicular emissions shall be kept under control and regularly monitored. Measures shall be taken for maintenance of vehicles used in mining operations and in transportation of mineral.

 

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

 

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

 

xxix).    The company shall comply with the commitments made during public hearing held on 26th  October, 2010 and a separate budget for implementing the same shall be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal.

 

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

 

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

 

24.2.4     Proposed Cement Grinding Unit of 1.5 MTPA capacity at Village Osara, Tehsil Bhanpura in District Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh by M/s Ambuja Cement Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s JM EnviroNet Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per the Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 13th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 26th - 28th August, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP Report. The stand alone cement grinding units are covered under Category ‘B’ as per para 3(b) of the Schedule of the EIA notification 2006, but due to presence of Interstate Boundary of Madhya Pradesh – Rajasthan within 10 km from the Proposed Unit, the proposal was considered as a Category “A Project” and appraised at the centre.     

 

M/s. Ambuja Cements Ltd. have proposed for Clinker Grinding Unit of 1.5 MTPA at Village Osara, Tehsil: Bhanpura, District: Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh. Total area for the Clinker Grinding Unit is 109.156 ha, out of which 36.02 ha will be developed as green belt. No national park/wildlife sanctuary/biosphere reserve is located within 10 km. radius of the project site. No R & R plan is involved. Seasonal water bodies i.e. Rewa Nadi, Pasdi Nadi flow at a distance of 2.0 km in SE, 7.0 km in NE, respectively from the project site. Total cost of the project is Rs. 300 Crores. Rs. 41 Crores and Rs. 10 Crore/annum has been earmarked towards total capital cost & recurring cost respectively for environmental pollution control measures.

 

Clinker (14,10,000 TPA for OPC & 9,37,500 TPA for PPC), Gypsum (90,000 TPA for OPC & 97,500 TPA for PPC), Fly ash (4,65,000 TPA for PPC) will be required as raw materials.

 

            To control particulate emissions, bag filters/bag house will be installed. Fly ash & Clinker will be stored in silos and Gypsum will be stored in covered shed. Regular water sprinkling on haulage road will be carried. Better maintenance and installation of proper pollution control equipment like Bag filters/Bag house, will be done.

 

Water requirement of 400m3/day will be sourced from ground water. No industrial wastewater will be generated from the grinding unit. The domestic effluent generated will be treated in Sewage Water Reclamation Plant (SWRP) & will be reused for green belt development & cooling purpose within the plant premises. There will be no discharge outside the plant premises. No solid waste will be generated from the grinding unit and the dust collected by dust collectors will be recycled in the process.

 

Public hearing was exempted by categorizing the project as B2 category.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  vii.        Total ground water requirement shall not exceed 400 m3/day and necessary permission for the water drawl shall be obtained. Efforts shall be made to further reduce water consumption by using air cooled condensers. All the treated wastewater should be recycled and reused in the process and/or for dust suppression and green belt development and other plant related activities etc. No process wastewater shall be discharged outside the factory premises and ‘zero’ discharge should be adopted. 

 

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

                                                      

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

 

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

 

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

 

  xii.          The company shall adopt well laid down corporate environment policy and identified and designate responsible officers at all levels of its hierarchy for ensuring adherence to the policy and compliance with environmental clearance, environmental laws and regulations.

 

24.2.5     Modernization/expansion of existing cement grinding unit (from 1.50 MTPA to 2.40 MTPA) at Village Jala Dhulagori, Tehsil Sankrail, District Howrah in West Bengal by M/s Ambuja Cements Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s JM EnviroNet Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 16th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 22nd - 24th November, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP Report. The stand alone cement grinding units are covered under Category B as per para 3(b) of the Schedule of the EIA notification 2006, but due to the presence of Jalan Industrial Complex, Howrah, being Critically Polluted area, within 10 km from the Proposed project boundary, the proposal was appraised by Expert Appraisal Committee as per the general condition of the EIA Notification, 2006.     

 

 M/s. Ambuja Cements Ltd. have proposed for modernization/expansion of existing cement grinding unit (from 1.50 MTPA to 2.40 MTPA) at Village Jala Dhulagori, Tehsil Sankrail, District Howrah in West Bengal. This capacity enhancement of 0.9 MTPA will be achieved by installing of roller press in cement mill no.1 and two additional packers of 240 TPH capacity each. Total land area for the Clinker Grinding Unit is 18.36 ha, out of which 3.82 ha has been developed under green belt/plantation and 0.67 ha, more will be developed into green belt. No additional land is required for the proposed expansion. No national park/wildlife sanctuary/biosphere reserve is located within 10 km. radius of the project site. No R & R plan is applicable in this project. River Hoogly flows at 4.5 Km distance in the SE direction from the project site. Sarenga Nallah is at a distance of approx 6 km in SSE of the plant site. Total cost of the project is Rs. 250 Crores.   Rs. 2.0 Crores (excluding Rs.10.0 Crores to modify for unidirectional traffic movement to / from packing plant & 6.0 crores wagon loading arrangement) and Rs. 0.20 Crores/annum has been earmarked towards total capital cost & recurring cost/annum respectively for environmental pollution control measures.

 

Clinker (15,60,000 TPA), Gypsum (1,20,000 TPA), Fly ash (7,20,000 TPA) will be required as raw material after expansion of cement grinding capacity.

 

            To control particulate emissions bag filters have been installed. Fly ash & Clinker are stored in silos, Gypsum is stored in covered shed. Regular water sprinkling on haulage road is being carried out. This practice will continue for the proposed expansion project. Better maintenance and installation of proper pollution control equipment like Bag filters/Bag house, will be done.

 

Total water requirement after proposed expansion will be 270 m3/day, which will be sourced from ground water. No industrial wastewater will be generated from the cement grinding process. Domestic waste water generated from the plant & colony (i.e. 21 m3/day) is being treated in the existing STP & used for gardening & dust suppression within plant boundary. There will be no discharge outside the plant premises.

 

No solid waste will be generated from the grinding unit and the dust collected by dust collectors will be recycled in the process.

 

Public hearing was exempted by categorizing the project as B2 category.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  vii.        Total ground water requirement shall not exceed 270 m3/day and necessary permission for the drawl shall be obtained. Efforts shall be made to further reduce water consumption by using air cooled condensers. All the treated wastewater should be recycled and reused in the process and/or for dust suppression and green belt development and other plant related activities etc. No process wastewater shall be discharged outside the factory premises and ‘zero’ discharge should be adopted. 

 

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

                                                      

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

 

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

 

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

 

24.2.6     Expansion of existing Sponge Iron Plant and Steel Billets manufacturing unit into Integrated Steel Plant (0.8 MTPA) along with Captive Power Plant (120 MW) at Gundichapada Industrial Estate, P.O. Gundichapada, District Dhenkanal, Orissa by M/s Narbheram Power & Steel Pvt. Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

                        The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Centre for Envotech & Management Consultancy Pvt. Ltd., Bhubaneswar gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 13th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 26th – 28th August, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP Report. All the Integrated Steel Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Category ‘A’ under the schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level. 

           

M/s Narbheram Power & Steel Pvt. Ltd. have proposed for the expansion of existing Sponge Iron Plant and Steel Billets manufacturing unit into Integrated Steel Plant (0.8 MTPA) along with Captive Power Plant (120 MW) at Gundichapada Industrial Estate, P.O. Gundichapada, District Dhenkanal, Orissa. Total project area is 430 acres.  Green belt will be developed in 140 acres of plant area.  The area is notified as industrial area by Industries Department, Government of Orissa Vide Notification no. XXHI 16/2009-11308/I dated 04.08.2009. NoC from the OSPCB for the existing sponge iron plant was obtained vide letter dated 30.01.2004. Village Gundichapada is located at 2 km and Dhenkanal town is at 5 km.  Korian RF (0.3 km), Megha RF (8.0 km), Charkhala RF (7 km), Mayura RF (6 km), Kankadahda RF (9 km), Ghantabaja RF (5.5 km), Tamanda RF (5.5 km) and Maharagadi RF (8 km) are located within 10 km radius of the proposed project site. Total cost of the project is Rs. 1096.0 Crores.   Rs. 93.76 crore & Rs 23.09 Crores has been earmarked for capital cost and recurring cost respectively for pollution control measures.

 

Following are the details of the existing & proposed facilities and products to be manufactured:

 

Plant Unit Facility

Product

Existing

Proposed Expansion

Ultimate Configuration

Phase-I

Phase-II

 

Coal washery

 

 

a) Washed

coal (50%)

-

0.4 MTPA

0.4 MTPA

0.8 MTPA

b) Middlings

(35%)

-

0.28 MTPA

0.28 MTPA

0.56 MTPA

c) Coal dust &

Rejects (15%)

-

0.12 MTPA

0.12 MTPA

0.24 MTPA

DRI

Sponge Iron

1x300 TPD

(0.1 MTPA)

1x350 TPD

(0.1 MTPA) &

2x100 TPD

(0.05 MTPA)

2x500 TPD

(2x0.15 MTPA)

1x300 TPD

1X350 TPD

2x100 TPD &

2x500 TPD

(0.55 MTPA)

 

Sinter Plant

Sintered Iron Ore

Nil

Nil

(1x48 m2)

0.42 MTPA

 (1x48 m2)

0.42 MTPA

 

MBF

Pig Iron

Nil

Nil

2x262 m3 

0.4 MTPA

2x262 m3 

0.4 MTPA

SMS Plant

 

Billet & Slab

2x7 T IF

2 Strand CCM (0.042 MTPA)

3x12 T IF

1X15 LRF

1x2 Strand CCM

(0.09 MTPA)

2x50 T EAF

1x50 T LRF

1x6 Strand CCM

(0.668 MTPA

2x7 T IF

3x12 T IF

1x15 T LRF
2x50 T EAF

1x50 T LRF

(0.8 MTPA)

 

Rolling Mill

Rolled Products

Nil

Nil

0.5 MTPA

0.5 MTPA

Power Plant

Power

8 MW

(WHRB)

40 MW

(WHRB - 2x10 TPH & 1x35 TPH) and FBC - 1x130 TPH)

72  MW

(WHRB - 2x45 TPH and FBC - 2x120 TPH)

120 MW

(WHRB - 40 MW

  & FBC – 80 MW)

Oxygen plant

Oxygen

-

-

4,000 m3/hr

4,000 m3/hr

 

            Washed coal, iron ore, dolomite/limestone for DRI plant; iron ore fines, coke, limestone, dolomite for Sinter plant; coke, iron ore lump, sintered iron ore, dolomite, quartz, coal fines for MBF; sponge iron, pig iron/hot metal, scrap, ferro alloys for SMS; billets for rolling mill, coal for coal washery; middlings, char, coal fines, coal for FBC Power plant will be used as raw materials.  Coal will be sourced from M/s MCL and Radhikapur East including (Utkal F) Coal mine of M/s Tata Sponge Iron Limited in Angul District in Orissa. Proposal for environmental clearance has been considered by the EAC (T and I) in its Meeting held in April, 2011.

 

            The process route of DRI-IF/EAF-LRF-CCM will be used as manufacturing process. Iron ore fines will be used in sinter making and sinter will be used in blast furnace to produce hot metal/pig iron. Pig iron and hot metal will be produced through MBF. Sponge iron and Pig iron will be utilized in the IF to produce steel billets. Hot metal and Sponge iron will be utilized for steel making through EAF route. Billets will be produced through SMS and rolled products using rolling mill. Kiln off gases will be utilized in WHRB and char, middlings, coal fines & coke will be utilized in FBC boiler.

           

Electrostatic precipitator, bag filters will be provided to control particulate matter emissions from the chimney attached to DRI plant, captive power plant, MBF, EAF, IF, sinter plant etc. within 50 mg/Nm3.   BF gas will be cleaned in gas clearing plant (GCP) having cyclone and two-stage venturing system. Hot gases from DRI will be passed through DSC, ABC, WHRB and ESP to control emissions within 50 mg/Nm3.  ESP will be provided to FBC, WHRB sinter plant, DRI kiln etc. Dust extraction system with pulse jet type bag filter will be provided to BF stock house. Water sprinkling/dry fog system will be used to suppress fugitive emissions from coal washery.  Internal roads will be black topped.  Dust extraction system will be provided to raw material handling area. Swiveling hood, fume extraction system, spark arrestor, slack will be provided to IF and Adequate stack will be provided to rolling mill.

 

Total water requirement will be 1200 m3/hr, which will be met from River Brahmini flowing at a distance of 5 km.  Cooling water blow down from sinter plant, SMS, rolling mill will be collected in settling tanks and re-circulated with make up water.  Acidic and alkaline effluent from cation and anion units of DM Plant will be neutralized in neutralization tank.  Boiler blow down will be neutralized in the neutralization tank before mixing with other effluent streams.  After neutralization, these two effluents will be mixed with cooling tower blow down in a Central Monitoring Basin. Effluent from coal washery and scrubbed effluent from GCP of blast furnace will be taken to thickener and over flow will be used in thickener and under flow for dust suppression.  Quenching water for slag granulation unit will be used for dust suppression. The treated effluent will be used for ash conditioning, dust suppression and green belt development.  Service water will be passed through oil separator to remove oil content in the effluent from garland drain and settling pit. Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  Canteen effluent will be treated in sewage treatment plant (STP) and used for plantation. No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted.

  

            Char from DRI plant will be used for power generation through fluidized bed boiler (FBB) and also will be utilized in low lying area. Coal fines (0.055 MTPA) from coal washery will be used for power generation and also for injection in blast furnace.  Ash from FBC Power plant will be used for cement /brick manufacturing, road construction and also taken to ash mound. BF slag (0.24 MTPA) will be granulated and given to cement manufacturers. IF & EAF slag (0.106 MTPA) will be used for road construction and low land filling. Dust from APC devices of sinter plant will be reused in sinter plant. Dust from APC devices of DRI, IF, EAF and LRF will be stored in designated solid waste dump area. Sludge (4 TPA) from canteen will be vermi-composted. Waste/used/spent oil and used batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers / re-processors. Kiln accretion waste (0.0055 MTPA) from DRI Plant will be utilized in solid waste dump area/road construction. Thickener sludge (0.0408 MTPA) from BF will be sent to designated dump area and flue dust (0.12 MTPA) from BF will be used in sinter plant. 

 

            Acoustic enclosures will be provided to control noise. Total power requirement will be 96 MW and will be met from captive power plant (120 MW).  Out of 430 acres, 140 acres is earmarked for green belt development around the proposed site.  

 

Public hearing is not required as per Para 7(i) III (b) of EIA Notification, 2006 as the project is located in notified industrial area

 

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

 

i.      Efforts shall be made to reduce RSPM levels in the ambient air and a time bound action plan shall be submitted. On-line ambient air quality monitoring and continuous stack monitoring facilities for all the stacks shall be provided and sufficient air pollution control devices viz. Electrostatic precipitator (ESP), gas cleaning plant, venturi scrubber, bag filters etc. shall be provided to keep the emission levels below 50 mg/Nm3 by installing energy efficient technology.  

 

ii.      As proposed, Electrostatic precipitator (ESP) shall be provided to sinter plant, WHRB, CFBC, DRI plants; and dust catcher followed by venturi scrubbers to blast furnace to control SPM levels within 50 mg/Nm3. Fume extraction system shall be provided to induction furnaces to control the emissions within the prescribed standards.

 

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

 

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

 

v.      Hot gases from DRI kiln shall be passed through Dust Settling Chamber (DSC) to remove coarse solids and After Burning Chamber (ABC) to burn CO completely and used in waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB).  The gas then shall be cleaned in ESP before leaving out into the atmosphere through ID fan and stack.

 

vi.      Total water requirement from River Brahmini shall not exceed 1200 m3/hr. Efforts shall further be made to use maximum water from the rain water harvesting sources.  Use of air cooled condensers shall be explored and closed circuit cooling system shall be provided to reduce water consumption and water requirement shall be modified accordingly. All the effluent should be treated and used for ash handling, dust suppression and green belt development.  No effluent shall be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge shall be adopted. Sanitary sewage should be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.

                                      

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

       

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

 

ix.        The water consumption shall not exceed as per the standard prescribed for the steel plants.

 

x.        All the coal fines, char from DRI plant and washery rejects shall be utilized in CFBC boiler of power plant and no char shall be used for briquette making or disposed off anywhere else. CFBC boiler shall be installed simultaneously along with the DRI plant to ensure full utilization of char from the beginning.  All the blast furnace (BF) slag shall be provided to the cement manufacturers. Scrap shall be used in steel melting shop (SMS) and SMS slag and kiln accretions shall be properly utilized. All the other solid waste including broken refractory mass shall be properly disposed off in environment-friendly manner.

 

xi.        Proper utilization of fly ash shall be ensured as per Fly Ash Notification, 1999 and subsequent amendment in 2003 and 2009.

 

xii.        Vehicular pollution due to transportation of raw material and finished products shall be controlled.  Proper arrangements shall also be made to control dust emissions during loading and unloading of the raw material and finished product.

 

xiii.         Transportation of raw coal during the initial phase shall be by 40-T mechanically covered or tarpaulin covered trucks from the coalmines to the washery. The raw coal, washed coal and coal wastes (rejects) shall be stacked properly at earmarked site(s) within sheds/stockyards fitted with wind breakers/shields. Adequate measures hall be taken to ensure that the stored minerals do not catch fire.

 

xiv.         Hoppers of the coal crushing unit at the crushing shed and washery unit shall be fitted with high efficiency bag filters/Dust extractors and mist spray water sprinkling system shall be installed and operated effectively at all times of operation to check fugitive emissions from crushing operations, transfer points of belt conveyor systems which shall be closed and from transportation roads.

 

xv.        All internal roads shall be black topped. The roads shall be regularly cleaned with mechanical sweepers. A 3-tier avenue plantation using native species shall be developed along the roads. Facilities for parking of trucks carrying raw coal from the linked coalmines shall be created within the Unit.

 

xvi.        The washery unit shall be a zero-discharge facility and no wastewater shall be discharged from the washery into the drains/natural watercourses. Recycled water shall be used for development and maintenance of green belt and in dust suppression from Plant operations.

 

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

 

xviii.        Slag from EAF should be utilized without land filling/dumping and the waste processing area shall be provided with lining. A time bound action plan shall be submitted to reduce solid waste, its proper utilization and disposal.

 

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

 

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

 

xxi.        All the recommendations made in the Charter on Corporate Responsibility for Environment Protection (CREP) for the Steel Plants should be implemented.

 

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

 

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

 

xxiv.        The company shall adopt well laid down corporate environment policy and identified and designate responsible officers at all levels of its hierarchy for ensuring adherence to the policy and compliance with environmental clearance, environmental laws and regulations.

 

 

24.2.7     Sponge Iron (72,000 TPA), Induction Furnace (36,000 TPA Ingots) along with 5 MW Captive Power Plant (3 MW WHRB and 2 MW AFBC) at Plot No. D-4, D-5 & D-6 (P), Bokaro Industrial Area, Balidih, District  Bokaro in Jharkhand by M/s Castron Technologies Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

                        The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Consafe Science (India), Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 4th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 26th – 27th October, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP Report. All the Sponge Iron Plants (> 200 TPD) are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Category ‘A’ under the schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level. 

           

M/s Castron Technologies Limited have proposed for Sponge Iron (72,000 TPA), Induction Furnace (36,000 TPA Ingots) along with 5 MW Captive Power Plant (3 MW WHRB and 2 MW AFBC) at Plot No. D-4, D-5 & D-6 (P), Bokaro Industrial Area, Balidih, District Bokaro in Jharkhand. Total project area is 5 acres, which is acquired and green belt will be developed in 33% of the project area. No R&R is involved. No national park, wildlife sanctuary and reserve forests are located within 10 km radius of the project site.  Ranchi and Dhanbad are at 25 and 12 km respectively.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 80.0 Crores and the budget for Environment Management and Pollution Control measures is Rs. 3.7 Crores.

 

Following are the details of the facilities to be installed and products to be manufactured:

 

 S.No.

Units

Capacity

Product

Quantity

1

Sponge Iron Plant

(2 Rotary Kilns)

2x100 TPD

Sponge Iron

72,000 TPA

2

Induction Furnace

12 TPC

Ingots

36,000 TPA

(2 crucibles, 1 in standby and 1 in operating mode)

 

3

Captive Power Plant

WHRB

AFBC

 

5 MW

2x11 TPH

1x10 TPH

 

Power

5 MW

3 MW
 2 MW

 

 

Iron ore, coal, limestone, pig iron/steel scrap are the raw materials that will be used. A copy of MoU with M/s Maheswari Brothers Coal Ltd., Hyderabad for supply of Indonesian coal has been furnished. The rotary kilns with 3.0 m of dia. And 42 m of length will be provided for reduction of iron ore into sponge iron using non- coking coal as reductant .The kiln will be lined with abrasion resistant refractory castables throughout its length with damps at feed end discharge end. Sponge iron/scrap, fluxes and ferro alloys will be melted in Induction furnace at 1650 0C and taken to ladle for refining and transported to continuous casting machine to cast the molten metal into ingots/billets. A 5 MW Captive Power will be generated from Waste Heat recovery form WHRB and AFBC.

 

Electrostatic precipitator (ESP) will be provided to DRI Kilns, WHRB and AFBC boiler to control particulate emissions. Hot gases from the rotary kiln will pass through dust settling chamber (DSC), after burning chamber (ABC), waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB) and then cleaned in ESP before letting out into the atmosphere through ID fan and stack (75 m). Dust will be collected in dust collectors or in centralized bag filter system.  Bag filters will also be provided in screening and separation system.  Fume extraction system with spark arrestor and bag filter will be provided to Induction furnace and clean gas will be allowed to pass through stack. Bag filters will be provided to production house, cooler discharge, TRH & Intermediate bin, stock house, coal injection point, coal screen & crusher house and iron ore screen & crusher house.

 

Total water requirement will be 195 m3/day and will be sourced from bore wells. Heat exchanger will be used for air cooling.  Closed circuit cooling system will be adopted. Acidic and alkaline effluent from cation and anion units of DM Plant will be neutralized in neutralization tank.  Boiler blow down will be neutralized in the neutralization tank before mixing with other effluent streams.  After neutralization, these two effluents will be mixed with cooling tower blow down in a Central Monitoring Basin. The treated effluent will be used for ash conditioning, dust suppression and green belt development. Service water will be passed through oil separator to remove oil content in the effluent.  Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted.

 

The slag would be generated from Sponge Iron and induction furnace units. Presently slag is collected and sent for crushing where the crushed slag is segregated, the iron particles are reused in the furnace. Further the non-magnetic waste contains silica which is used to prepare bricks. Dolochar will be used in AFBC boiler. Iron ore fines generated during crushing will be partly reused in the process and partly sold to cement industries. Fly ash from boilers will be sold to brick / cement manufacturers. Dust from coal crushing and screening bag filters will be reused in rotary kiln. Dust collected from rotary kilns will be sold to mini cement plants. Kiln accretion will be sold to Cement manufacturers.

 

            Out of 5 acres of plant area, 33% will be developed as green belt. Total power requirement will be 6.6 MW out of which 5 MW will be generated through proposed captive power plant and 1.6 MW will be sourced from CPDCL.  DG set (800 KVA) will be installed. Coal (280 TPD) will be used as fuel. 

 

Public hearing is not required as per Para 7(i) III (b) of EIA Notification, 2006 as the project is located in notified industrial area

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to submission of analysis of coal including trace elements from the supplier, Arsenic estimation in RSPM and the following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

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

                                               

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

 

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

 

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

 

5.    Hot gases from the DRI kiln shall be passed through Dust Settling Chamber (DSC) to remove coarse solids and After Burning Chamber (ABC) to burn CO completely and used in waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB).  The gas then shall be cleaned in ESP before dispersion out into the atmosphere through ID fan and stack. ESP shall be installed to control the particulate emissions from the WHRB.

 

6.    Total water requirement shall not exceed 195 m3/ day. The water consumption shall not exceed as per the standard prescribed for the sponge iron plants.

 

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

 

8.    All the char from DRI plant shall be utilized in AFBC boiler of power plant and no char shall be disposed off anywhere else. AFBC boiler shall be installed simultaneously along with the DRI plant to ensure full utilization of char from the beginning.  

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

12.  All the recommendations made in the Charter on Corporate Responsibility for Environment Protection (CREP) for the Sponge Iron Plants should be implemented.

 

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

 

14.  The company shall adopt well laid down corporate environment policy and identified and designate responsible officers at all levels of its hierarchy for ensuring adherence to the policy and compliance with environmental clearance, environmental laws and regulations.

 

24.2.8     Expansion of Ferro Alloy Plant (7,200 TPA to 28,800 TPA) at Plot No. B-4, B-5, Phase-III, Bokaro Industrial Area, Balidih, District Bokaro in Jharkhand by M/s Castron Technologies Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

                        The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Consafe Science (India), Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 4th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 26th – 27th October, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP Report. All the Ferro Alloy Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Primary Metallurgy Industry in Category ‘A’ under the schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level. 

           

M/s Castron Technologies Limited have proposed for Expansion of Ferro Alloy Plant (7,200 TPA to 28,800 TPA) at Plot No. B-4, B-5, Phase-III, Bokaro Industrial Area, Balidih, District Bokaro in Jharkhand. ‘No Objection Certificate’ for the existing plant has been accorded by the Jharkhand PCB vide letter dated 19th April, 2005.  Total project area is 5 acres, which is acquired and green belt will be developed in 33% of the project area. No R&R is involved. No national park, wildlife sanctuary and reserve forests are located within 10 km radius of the project site.  Ranchi and Dhanbad are at 25 and 12 km respectively.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 11.5 Crores and the budget for Environment Management and Pollution Control measures is Rs. 2.0 Crores.

 

The committee noted that the capacities of Ferro alloy units for which the ToRs were prescribed (as mentioned in Form 1 and Pre-feasibility report) and that mentioned in the EIA report are different. The committee decided that since the PP has not obtained revised/amended ToRs, the proposal will be considered only for those capacities as mentioned in Form 1 and Pre-feasibility report.

 

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

 

Facilities / Products

Plant configuration

Capacity

Existing

 

 

Ferro Alloys (Ferro Silicon / Ferro Manganese)

5 MVA

20 TPD / 7,200 TPA

Proposed

 

 

Ferro Alloys  (Ferro Silicon / Ferro Manganese)

5 MVA

20 TPD / 7,200 TPA

Ferro Alloys  (Ferro Silicon / Ferro Manganese)

9 MVA

40 TPD / 14,400 TPA

 

            Quartz/Mn, Coke/coal, Mill scale, electrode paste, casting sheet, M.S. Rod will be used as raw materials.  High carbon Fe-Mn will be manufactured by charging Mn ore and coke breeze in submerged arc furnace.  High Carbon Si-Mn will be manufactured using Mn ore, quartz and coke breeze.  Metal and slag will be tapped separately.

 

Electrostatic precipitator (ESP) / bag filters will be provided to control particulate matter within 100 mg/Nm3 SPM will be less than 45 mg/Nm3/Kiln.  Reverse air / pulse jet bag filter, ID fan, spark arrestor, bag filters will be provided to Ferro alloy plant and finally the cleaned gas will be let out through chimney of adequate height.

 

Total water requirement will be 35 m3/day, which will be sourced from bore wells through Bokaro Industrial Department.  Heat exchangers will be used for air cooling. The treated effluent will be used for ash conditioning, dust suppression and green belt development. Service water will be passed through oil separator to remove oil content in the effluent.  Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted.

 

Presently slag is collected and sent for crushing where the crushed slag is segregated through screen into the metallic and non metallic. The silica waste is sold to road works for filling and the metallic parts are reused in the process. Power will be sourced from CPDCL through Industrial development authority.  

 

Public hearing is not required as per Para 7(i) III (b) of EIA Notification, 2006 as the project is located in notified industrial area

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to submission of SOx and NOx control plan and the following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

  1. As per the commitment submitted, no charcoal shall be used as fuel. Pet coke shall be used as fuel instead of charcoal from unknown sources. 

 

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

                       

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

                        

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

 

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

                         

  1. The total water requirement shall not exceed 35 m3/day. ‘Zero’ effluent discharge shall be strictly followed and no wastewater should be discharged outside the premises.

 

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

 

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

 

9.    All the ferro alloy slag shall be used in the preparation of building materials. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

24.2.9     Expansion of Cement Grinding Unit to manufacture Portland Slag Cement (15,000 TPA to 48,000 TPA) at Village Maheshpur, District Burdwan in West Bengal by M/s City Cement Private Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Eco Care, Asansol gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of References (TORs) awarded during the 13th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 26th-28th August, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All stand alone cement grinding units are covered under Category “B” as per para 3(b) of the Schedule of the EIA notification 2006, but due to location of project within 10 km radius of the interstate boundary, the proposal was considered and appraised at central level.

 

M/s City Cement Private Limited have proposed for expansion of existing stand alone cement grinding unit of 50 TPD (15,000 TPA) to 160 TPD (48,000 TPA) of PSC at Village Maheshpur, District Burdwan in West Bengal. Total land and measuring 3.84 acres is already in the possession of the project proponent and the expansion will be carried within this area. No fresh land will be acquired. About 1.27 acres (33%) of plant area will be developed under green belt. No forest land is involved. The Barakar River flows at a distance of 1.5 km in the west direction of the project site. The Project site is in Zone-II category of seismic activity. Interstate boundary of West Bengal – Jharkhand is at a distance of 1.5 Km. The total cost of the project will be Rs. 211.79 lakhs. Rs. 24.50 Lakhs and Rs. 6.60 Lakhs will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

The raw materials required for the proposed plant after expansion will be Clinker (19,200 TPA), Gypsum (1,440 TPA) and Slag (27,360 TPA). Coal (2,160 TPA) will be used in slag dryer as fuel. Raw materials will be procured from various places and transported by road through covered trucks.

 

Source of air pollution from the proposed plant will be Cement Mill and packing plant. For control of air pollution in the existing unit, one pulse jet type bag filter has been provided. It is proposed to install additional 4 nos. pulse jet type bag filters in ball mills, packaging and silo sections. 

 

The water requirement for the proposed plant will be 10 KLD which would be met from existing bore well. There is no wastewater generation due to the process. Domestic wastewater (6.0 KLD) will be generated which will be partly used for horticulture or discharge through septic tank and soak pit. The waste collected in control equipments will be recycled in the process and the spent lube oil will be given to registered recyclers.

 

The total power requirement for the proposed plant will be 350 KVA which will be sourced from the WBSEDCL. There is an existing DG set of 50 KVA and addition of one 100 KVA set is proposed

 

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

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the proposal for environmental clearance subject to submission of modified lay out plan for green belt and stipulation of following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  vii.        Total ground water requirement shall not exceed 10 m3/day and necessary permission for the drawl shall be obtained. Efforts shall be made to further reduce water consumption by using air cooled condensers. All the treated wastewater should be recycled and reused in the process and/or for dust suppression and green belt development and other plant related activities etc. No process wastewater shall be discharged outside the factory premises and ‘zero’ discharge should be adopted. 

 

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

                                                      

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

 

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

 

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

 

  xii.          The company shall adopt well laid down corporate environment policy and identified and designate responsible officers at all levels of its hierarchy for ensuring adherence to the policy and compliance with environmental clearance, environmental laws and regulations.

 

24.2.10    Expansion of Sponge Iron Plant and installation of Ferro Alloy Plant and Captive Power Plant at Village Gajasimul, P.O. Jhargram, District West Midnapore in West Bengal by M/s Rashmi Ispat Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s J.M. Environet Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 85th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) held during 23rd - 25th September, 2008 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Steel plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under category A of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

           

M/s Rashmi Ispat Private Limited have proposed to expand its existing Sponge Iron plant and installation of Ferro Alloy Plant and Captive Power Plant at Village: Gajasimul, P.O: Jhargram, District: West Midnapore, West Bengal. The proposed expansion of Sponge Iron Plant and Installation of Ferro Alloy Plant and Captive Power Plant will be taken up within the existing plant premises measuring 16.75 Acres. Green belt will be developed in 5.5 acres, out of total plant area. No national Park/wild life sanctuary/reserve forest is located within 10 km radius of the project site. The existing plant was set up before the applicability of EIA Notification, 2006. Total cost of the proposed expansion is Rs. 138.41 Crores. Rs 11.20 Crores and Rs 1.08 Crores are earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environment pollution control measures.

 

Following are the details of existing and proposed facilities:

 

Plant Name

Unit Name

EXISTING CAPACITY

Proposed Expansion

Capacity After Expansion

No. & capacity

Total Production

No. & Capacity

Total Production

Total No. of Unit

Total Production

Sponge Iron

DRI Kiln

3X 100 TPD

90,000 TPA

3X100 TPD

90,000 TPA

6X100 TPD

1,80,000 TPA

Power Plant

WHRB  Boiler 

   4 MW

10 MW

4 MW

10 MW

2X4 MW

20 MW

AFBC boiler

  6 MW

6 MW

2X6 MW

Ferro Alloy Plant

Submerged

Arc Furnace 

-

-

2X9 MVA

36,960 TPA

(Ferro Manganese)

2X9 MVA

36,960 TPA

 

Iron Ore, Coal, Dolomite, coke breeze, electrode paste, electrode casing, manganese and coal char will be used as raw materials. Coal will be obtained from Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd. and Eastern Coalfields Ltd. for which coal linkage is available. The captive power plant will be based on char. Sponge Iron will be produced through DRI using rotary kiln. Manganese ore along with Coke and other additives will be melted in submerged arc furnace to produce ferro manganese. Waste Flue gases from the kilns will be passed through WHRB to generate power. Char generated from Sponge Iron blended with Coal will be used as fuel for power generation.

 

Bag house & ESPs will be provided to kilns and Power plant. Flue gases from kilns will be passed through WHRB and treated in ESP before venting to the atmosphere through stacks of adequate height. Flue gases from AFBC boilers will be treated in ESP to achieve particulate matter emission below 50 mg/Nm3. Fugitive dust will be generated from Coal handling and ash handling. Dust extraction system with bag filters will be provided in material handling areas, transfer points.

 

Total water requirement of 2,508 KLD will be sourced from the existing bore wells. There will be no effluent generation from the proposed project activity. Closed circuit cooling water system will be adopted in the proposed expansion. Cooling tower blow down and miscellaneous intermittent water such as floor washing, laboratory effluent will be reused for green belt development and fugitive dust suppression after appropriate treatment. Zero discharge will be adopted. Sanitary wastewater will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.

 

Char/Dolochar from DRI plant will be consumed in AFBC boiler as fuel for power generation. Ferro alloys slag is proposed to be stored in an identified area in the factory premises and sent to Silico Manganese manufacturer. Fly Ash from the boiler will be given to nearby brick manufacturers.

 

Low noise generating equipments will be installed. Noise enclosures will be provided to Turbines. Ear plugs will be provided to workers working in the noise prone areas. Power required is 20 MVA & will be sourced from West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) & from proposed 20 MW Captive Power Plant. Existing D.G. Sets will be used for power back up purposes (1 X 500 kVA & 2 X 725 kVA). 

 

Public hearing / public consultation meeting was conducted by the West Bengal Pollution Control Board on 6th April, 2010. The main issues raised in the public hearing meeting were regrding infrastructural support for the local people, provision of employment, drinking water & health camps for locals, pollution control, impacts on the environment due to sponge iron plant etc. and have been included in the EIA/EMP report. The proponent has taken up a project with IIT-Kharagpur to evaluate the impact of the plant in the near by area & agricultural crops for better management environment protection.

 

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

 

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

                                               

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

 

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

 

  1. As per the commitment submitted, no charcoal shall be used as fuel. Pet coke shall be used as fuel instead of charcoal from unknown sources. 

 

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

 

6.    Hot gases from the DRI kiln shall be passed through Dust Settling Chamber (DSC) to remove coarse solids and After Burning Chamber (ABC) to burn CO completely and used in waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB).  The gas then shall be cleaned in ESP before dispersion out into the atmosphere through ID fan and stack. ESP shall be installed to control the particulate emissions from the WHRB.

 

7.    Total water requirement shall not exceed 2,508 m3/ day. The water consumption shall not exceed as per the standard prescribed for the sponge iron plants.

 

8.    Efforts shall further be made to use maximum water from the rain water harvesting sources.  If needed, capacity of the reservoir should be enhanced to meet the maximum water requirement. Only balance water requirement should be met from other sources. Use of air cooled condensers shall be explored and closed circuit cooling system shall be provided to reduce water consumption and water requirement shall be modified accordingly.

 

9.    All the effluent should be treated and used for ash handling, dust suppression and green belt development.  No effluent shall be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge shall be adopted. Sanitary sewage should be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.

 

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

                         

11.  All the char from DRI plant shall be utilized in AFBC boiler of power plant and no char shall be disposed off anywhere else. AFBC boiler shall be installed simultaneously along with the DRI plant to ensure full utilization of char from the beginning.  

 

12.  Slag produced in Ferro Manganese (Fe-Mn) production shall be used in/sold for manufacture of Silico Manganese (Si-Mn).

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

17.  All the recommendations made in the Charter on Corporate Responsibility for Environment Protection (CREP) for the Sponge Iron Plants should be implemented.

 

18.  All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 6th April, 2010 shall be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same shall be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar.

                                                   

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

 

20.  The company shall adopt well laid down corporate environment policy and identified and designate responsible officers at all levels of its hierarchy for ensuring adherence to the policy and compliance with environmental clearance, environmental laws and regulations.

 

24.2.11    Expansion of Integrated Steel Plant (Steel - from 0.15 MTPA to 0.6 MTPA & Power - from 20 MW to 70 MW), addition of Blast Furnace, EAF, Sinter Plant, Rolling Mills and 1 MTPA coal washery at Village Potapali and Sikirdi, Thana Burla, District Sambalpur in Orissa by M/s Rathi Steel and Power Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Min Mec Consultancy Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded vide MoEF’s letter no. J-11011/90/2006-IA.II (I) dated 12th July 2007 for preparation of EIA/EMP Report. All the Integrated Steel plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

  M/s Rathi Steel and Power Ltd. have proposed for expansion of Integrated Steel Plant (Steel -0.15 MTPA to 0.6 MTPA & Power -20 MW to 70 MW), addition of Blast Furnace, EAF, Sinter Plant, Rolling Mills and 1 MTPA coal washery at Village Potapali and Sikirdi, Thana Burla, District Sambalpur in Orissa. Total existing project area is 160.22 acres and additional 260.145 acres is required for expansion. Out of 420.365 acres, approximately 250 acres has been approved in principle by IDCO, 132.67 acres is private land, being directly purchased by the company and balance is Government land which will be transferred via IDCO to the company. No R&R is involved. Green belt will be developed in 33% of plant area. There is no forest land within project area. No national parks/wildlife sanctuary is located within 10 km radius. However, there are reserve forests within 10 km radius of the project, namely, Chandlidungri, Lambaidungri, Kalamati, Burharaja, Laxmidungri, Ranibandha, Sambalpur and Burla. Sambalpur town is at 3.8 km east and Mahanadi River is at 0.9 km, NE from the project site.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 1132 Crores.  Rs. 61.04 Crores and Rs. 10.15 Crores are earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost/annum for pollution control measures.

 

Presently, billets are manufactured in steel melting shop by induction melting process followed by continuous casting machines. After expansion, bars & structural steel will be produced consuming the billets/ blooms within the plant. The list of existing and proposed facilities is as follows:

 

Sl. No.

Production Units

Phase – I

(Existing)

Phase – II

(Proposed)

 

Total Project

DRI Units

1

DRI Kilns

1 x 500TPD

2 x 500TPD

4,50,000 TPA

Captive Power Plant

2

Waste Heat Recovery Boiler

1 x 52 TPH

2 x 52 TPH

156 TPH (36 MW)

3

Fluidized Bed Boiler

1 x 40 TPH

2 x 60 TPH

160 TPH (34 MW)

4

TG Set Capacity

1 x 20 MW

2 x 25 MW

70 MW

Blast Furnace

5

Blast Furnace

 

1 x 350 m3

2,45,000 TPA Hot Metal

6

Sinter Plant

Nil

1 x 36 m²

36 m²

Coal washery

7

Coal Washery

Nil

1x 100 TPH

10,00,000 TPA

Steel melting shop

8

Induction Furnace

4 x12 MT

3 x 12 MT

3,00,000 TPA

Steel Billets

9

Electric Arc Furnace & Ladle refining furnace

NIL

2 x 40 MT

3,00,000 TPA

Steel Billets & Bloom

10

Continuous Casting Machine

1 x CCM

2 x CCM

3 x CCM

11

Bars & Rod Rolling Mill

Nil

2 x 2,00,000 TPA

4,00,000 TPA

12

Structural Rolling Mill

Nil

1 x 2,00,000 TPA

2,00,000 TPA

 

An AOD plant will also be installed. Iron ore, coal, dolomite, coke, M.S. Steel Scrap / Pig Iron, silico manganese will be used as raw materials for steel manufacturing unit. Coal will be used as raw material for captive power plant. Coal (7,15,000 TPA) will be sourced from MCL, proposed Kesla (North) U/G & O/C Mine and partly imported through a long and short term coal supply agreement. Captive power plant [AFBC, 1x40 TPH + WHRB 1X52 TPH] with 20 MW TG has already been installed to generate power. This will be augmented by 2X60 TPH AFBC + 2X52 TPH WHRB with 2X25 MW TG. Water cooled condenser and de-mineralized water system will be provided. 

 

High efficiency electrostatic precipitator will be provided to boilers to control particulate emissions. Fume extraction system comprising of hood ducting system, bag filter and chimney to discharge clean air will be provided at IF, EAF and AOD. Stacks of 30 m have been provided for flare and stove. Bag filters and stack will be provided at sinter plant and raw material handling plant.

 

Total make up water requirement will be 1,422m3/hr, of which 1172m3/day will be required for the expansion and will be sourced from Power Channel of Hirakud reservoir. Permission for the drawl of 1000 m3/hour of surface water has been accorded by the Department of Water Resources, Orissa vide letter dated 30th July, 2005.  DM Plant will use RO technology and the rejects shall be used for fugitive dust suppression and coal washing.  Boiler blow down will be neutralized in the neutralization tank before mixing with other effluent streams.  After neutralization, these effluents will be mixed with cooling tower blow down in a common effluent pond. The treated effluent will be used for dust suppression and green belt development. Sewage will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and “Zero” discharge will be adopted, except during rainy season.

 

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

 

The total power requirement is 83 MW, of which 70 MW will be sourced from captive power plant and 13 MW will be sourced from GRIDCO. Coal, coal fines, middling, char, coke, LDO and HSD will be used as fuels. DG sets (2x1500 KVA, 5X650 KVA) will be used for power back up.

 

Public hearing/public consultation meeting was conducted by the Orissa State Pollution Control Board on 24th October, 2010. The issues raised in the public hearing meeting were regarding infrastructural support for the local people, provision of employment, pollution control & EMP etc. which have been addressed and included in the EIA/EMP.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the proposal for environmental clearance subject to submission of Flood management plan, Trace element analysis of ground & surface water and stipulation of following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

i.        The total project area shall be to be optimized to 350 acres.

 

ii.      Efforts shall be made to reduce RSPM levels in the ambient air and a time bound action plan shall be submitted. On-line ambient air quality monitoring and continuous stack monitoring facilities for all the stacks shall be provided and sufficient air pollution control devices viz. Electrostatic precipitator (ESP), gas cleaning plant, venturi scrubber, bag filters etc. shall be provided to keep the emission levels below 50 mg/Nm3 by installing energy efficient technology.  

 

iii.      As proposed, Electrostatic precipitator (ESP) shall be provided to sinter plant, WHRB, CFBC, DRI plants; and dust catcher followed by venturi scrubbers to blast furnace to control SPM levels within 50 mg/Nm3. Fume extraction system shall be provided to induction furnaces to control the emissions within the prescribed standards.

 

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

 

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

 

vi.      Hot gases from DRI kiln shall be passed through Dust Settling Chamber (DSC) to remove coarse solids and After Burning Chamber (ABC) to burn CO completely and used in waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB).  The gas then shall be cleaned in ESP before leaving out into the atmosphere through ID fan and stack.

 

vii.      Total water requirement shall not exceed 1,422 m3/hr. Efforts shall further be made to use maximum water from the rain water harvesting sources, with minimum 2 months storage of rain water. Use of air cooled condensers shall be explored and closed circuit cooling system shall be provided to reduce water consumption and water requirement shall be modified accordingly. All the effluent should be treated and used for ash handling, dust suppression and green belt development.  No effluent shall be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge shall be adopted. Sanitary sewage should be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.

                                      

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

       

ix.       Regular monitoring of influent and effluent surface, sub-surface and ground water (including chromite) should be ensured and treated wastewater should meet the norms prescribed by the State Pollution Control Board or described under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 whichever are more stringent. Leachate study for the effluent generated and analysis shall also be regularly carried out and report submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar, OSPCB and CPCB.

 

x.        The water consumption shall not exceed as per the standard prescribed for the steel plants.

 

xi.        All the coal fines, char from DRI plant and washery rejects shall be utilized in CFBC boiler of power plant and no char shall be used for briquette making or disposed off anywhere else. CFBC boiler shall be installed simultaneously along with the DRI plant to ensure full utilization of char from the beginning.  All the blast furnace (BF) slag shall be provided to the cement manufacturers. Scrap shall be used in steel melting shop (SMS) and SMS slag and kiln accretions shall be properly utilized. All the other solid waste including broken refractory mass shall be properly disposed off in environment-friendly manner.

 

xii.        Proper utilization of fly ash shall be ensured as per Fly Ash Notification, 1999 and subsequent amendment in 2003 and 2009.

 

xiii.        Vehicular pollution due to transportation of raw material and finished products shall be controlled.  Proper arrangements shall also be made to control dust emissions during loading and unloading of the raw material and finished product.

 

xiv.         Transportation of raw coal during the initial phase shall be by 40-T mechanically covered or tarpaulin covered trucks from the coalmines to the washery. The raw coal, washed coal and coal wastes (rejects) shall be stacked properly at earmarked site(s) within sheds/stockyards fitted with wind breakers/shields. Adequate measures hall be taken to ensure that the stored minerals do not catch fire.

 

xv.         Hoppers of the coal crushing unit at the crushing shed and washery unit shall be fitted with high efficiency bag filters/Dust extractors and mist spray water sprinkling system shall be installed and operated effectively at all times of operation to check fugitive emissions from crushing operations, transfer points of belt conveyor systems which shall be closed and from transportation roads.

 

xvi.        All internal roads shall be black topped. The roads shall be regularly cleaned with mechanical sweepers. A 3-tier avenue plantation using native species shall be developed along the roads. Facilities for parking of trucks carrying raw coal from the linked coalmines shall be created within the Unit.

 

xvii.        The washery unit shall be a zero-discharge facility and no wastewater shall be discharged from the washery into the drains/natural watercourses. Recycled water shall be used for development and maintenance of green belt and in dust suppression from Plant operations.

 

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

 

xix.        Slag from EAF should be utilized without land filling/dumping and the waste processing area shall be provided with lining. A time bound action plan shall be submitted to reduce solid waste, its proper utilization and disposal.

 

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

 

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

 

xxii.        All the recommendations made in the Charter on Corporate Responsibility for Environment Protection (CREP) for the Steel Plants should be implemented.

 

xxiii.        All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 24th October, 2010 shall be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same shall be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar.

 

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

 

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

 

xxvi.        The company shall adopt well laid down corporate environment policy and identified and designate responsible officers at all levels of its hierarchy for ensuring adherence to the policy and compliance with environmental clearance, environmental laws and regulations.

 

24.2.12    Forward and backward integration of the steel Plant by installation of 1.5 MTPA capacity Iron ore Beneficiation plant, 80,000 TPA capacity Induction Furnace,78,000 TPA capacity  Continuous Casting Machine and 75,000 TPA  capacity Rolling Mill. at Sy. No. 12, 14, 23, Hire Kasinkandi Village, Koppal Taluq & District, Karnataka by M/s HRG Alloys & Steel Private Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and consultant, M/s B.S Envi Tech (p) Ltd. Hyderabad gave a presentation on the project and proposed environmental protection measures as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 18th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 24th - 25th January, 2011 for preparation of EIA/EMP. Steel plants are listed at S.No. 3(a), category A,  of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and are appraised by the Centre.

 

M/s HRG Alloys & Steel Private Limited have forward and backward integration of the steel Plant to which approval has been earlier accorded by installation of a 1.5 MTPA capacity Iron ore Beneficiation plant, a 80,000 TPA capacity Induction Furnace,  a 78,000 TPA capacity  Continuous Casting Machine and  75,000 TPA capacity Rolling Mill. at Sy. No.12,14, 23,of Hire Kasinkandi Village, Koppal Taluq & District, Karnataka. Environmental clearance for the steel plant (Pellet Plant-1.2 MTPA, Sponge Iron Plant-0.21 MTPA and CPP-25 MW) was given in 23rd November, 2010. The linkages herein considered are to come within the existing site of 34.6 Ha (Green belt 14.7 ha.) at a cost of Rs 56.0 Crores. Rs.5.6 Crores. Rs.0.58 Crores are earmarked for capital cost and recurring cost/annum for pollution control.

 

The Committee noted that environmental clearance for integrated steel plant to manufacture 1.2 MTPA of pellet, 0.20 MTPA of Sponge Iron and 25 MW CPP (WHRB) was accorded in November, 2010. The Company has started construction activity and DRI Kiln for the sponge iron is being installed. Thereafter, TORs for the present proposal had been duly considered and given by the EAC in Jan.2011.

 

The major raw material for the Beneficiation plant is Iron ore which will be sourced from captive mines. The ore from the captive mine is washed with water to remove impurities and mud. The washed ore is used in the pelletization plant. The sponge iron and Scrap are melted in the crucible in Induction Furnace and Billets are formed. The molten metal from crucible is led to CCM where billets are cast. The billets are reheated in the furnace and the construction steel is drawn out of the rolling mill.

 

The air pollution control equipment will be designed to limit the dust concentration less than 50 mg/Nm3 and de-dusting system will be provided to control fugitive emissions in the work zone. Fugitive dust emissions from ore handling, stockpiling and crushing will be arrested by compressed air based water spraying (dry fogging). Water sprinkling system will be provided at dry ore stockpiles and conveyor transfer points.

 

The water requirement of 3025m3/day will be sourced from backwaters of Tungabhadra Dam and have applied to the state government for the approval. The wastewater generated will be recycled back to process, dust suppression, ash handling and green belt development within the plant.

 

Char will be utilized as fuel in AFBC boiler. Fly ash will be utilized in brick & cement manufacturing units and bottom ash will be utilized in road construction & for filling the low lying areas. The tailings will be utilized in brick & cement manufacturing and slag will be utilized in cement manufacturing.

 

            Noise will be controlled by attenuation at source. The power requirement of 25 MW will be met from the CPP (25 MW).

 

Public hearing was exempted by the Committee under 7(ii) since the public hearing was held in June, 2010 for the earlier approved project. There is no additional acquisition of land. The proponent informed the public about the beneficiation plant during the public hearing.

 

After due consideration of the approvals earlier accorded for the initial project and TORs for the proposal on hand, the Committee recommended the proposal for environmental clearance subject to submission of Dam breakage & Flood management plan, Trace metal characterization of RSPM and stipulation of following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

v.    The total water requirement for shall not exceed 1,025 KLD. No effluent shall be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge shall be adopted.

 

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

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

 

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

 

ix.   The company shall adopt well laid down corporate environment policy and identified and designate responsible officers at all levels of its hierarchy for ensuring adherence to the policy and compliance with environmental clearance, environmental laws and regulations.

 

24.2.13    Ferro Alloy Plant (4x5 MVA, Submerged Arc Furnace) for production of 18,480 TPA of ferro silicon or 33,000 TPA of Silico manganese or 47,250 of ferro manganese or products mix of silico-manganese, ferro-manganese and ferro silicon at Village Kokpara, P.S. Dhalbhumgarh, District East Singhbhum in Jharkhand by M/s Maa Tara Ispat Industries Pvt. Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Eco Care, Asansol, West Bengal gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of References (TORs) awarded during the 7th  Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 2nd – 3rd February, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP.  All the Ferro Alloy Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgy Industry in Category “A” and appraised at the Central level as per the EIA Notification, 2006.

 

M/s Maa Tara Ispat Industries Private Limited have proposed for the Ferro Alloy Plant (4x5 MVA, Submerged Arc Furnace) at Village Kokpara, Dhalbhumgarh, in District East Singhbhum, Jharkhand. Total land acquired is 4.82 acres of which 1.68 acres will be developed under green belt. Adjacent habitation is village Jamua at 0.5 Km and village Kokpara at 0.7 Km.   No national park/wild life sanctuary/reserve forest is located within 10 km radius of the project site. Total cost of the project is Rs. 51.93 Crores. Rs. 114.0 lakhs and Rs. 32.90 lakhs will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures. 

 

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

 

S.No.

Description

Capacity TPA

Plant Configuration – 4 x 5 MVA

1.

Ferro Silicon (Fe-Si) 56 TPD           or

 18480 TPA

2.

Silico Manganese (Si-Mn) 100 TPD    or

33000 TPA

 

Ferro Manganese (Fe-Mn) 144 TPD  or

47520 TPA

3.

Product mix of Silico Manganese (Si-Mn), Ferro Manganese (Fe-Mn)  and Ferro Silicon (Fe-Si) within the allowed capacity

 

Mn ore (85,536 TPA), Fe-Mn Slag (72,600 TPA), mill scale/iron ore (67,200 TPA), coke (63,381 TPA), Dolomite (22,506 TPA) and Quartz (50,124 TPA) will be used as raw materials.  Coke will be used as reducing agent.  Quartz will be used as de-sulphurising agent (Fluxes). No charcoal will be used as reducing agent or in any other process.

 

Ferro-Silicon or Silico-Manganese or Ferro Manganese (or product mix) will be produced in submerged arc furnace (SAF). The raw materials will be thoroughly mixed and charged into the furnace. The charge will enter the smelting zone, smelted at 1390-15000c and the alloy formed being heavy settle at the bottom and will be cast in dressed beds.  After solidification, the cakes will be broken manually to required lump size.

 

Dust and Fume extraction system followed with bag filters will be provided to the submerged arc furnaces. The emission will be dispersed through a chimney of adequate height of 30m. ID fan connected to dust arrestors and bag filters will be provided. Fugitive emissions due to transportation will be controlled by water sprinkling on the roads. Raw material and product will be kept in covered sheds.

 

Total make-up water requirement of 59m3/day will be sourced from the ground water and mainly used in cooling tower. The treated effluent will be used for dust suppression and green belt development. Service water will be passed through oil separator to remove oil content in the effluent.  Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and Zero discharge will be adopted.

 

Solid waste like bag filter dust will be reused in process after cake making. The slag generated from the production of Ferro-Manganese will be used as raw material for Si-Mn. The slag generated from Si-Mn and Fe-Si manufacture will be used as construction material, base layer for road laying and land filling. The slag generated will be tested for Cr6+ by carrying TCLP test. Waste oil and used batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers /reprocessors.

 

Acoustic enclosures will be provided to D.G. sets to control noise.  Power (20 MW) will be sourced from JSEB. D.G. set (4x100 KVA) will be installed for emergency power supply.

 

Public hearing/public consultation meeting was conducted by the Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board on 11th January, 2011. The issues raised in the public hearing meeting were regarding provision of employment to local people, pollution control measures, health facilities, green belt development etc. which have been addressed and included in the EIA/EMP report.

 

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

 

  1. As per the commitment submitted, no charcoal shall be used as fuel. Pet coke shall be used as fuel instead of charcoal from unknown sources. 

 

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

                       

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

                        

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

 

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

                         

  1. The total water requirement shall not exceed 59 m3/day. ‘Zero’ effluent discharge shall be strictly followed and no wastewater should be discharged outside the premises.

 

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

 

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

 

  1. All the ferro alloy slag shall be used in the preparation of building materials

 

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

 

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

 

  1. All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 11th January, 2011 should be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar.

 

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

 

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

 

15.  The company shall adopt well laid down corporate environment policy and identified and designate responsible officers at all levels of its hierarchy for ensuring adherence to the policy and compliance with environmental clearance, environmental laws and regulations.

 

Proposal for TORs

 

24.2.14      Proposed Ferro Alloy Plant (24,500 TPA of High Carbon Fe-Mn, High carobon SI-Mn, Medium Carbon Si-Mn, Fe-Si and calcium carbide) at Plot No. 41-B, Silpahri Industrial Area, District Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh by M/s Bharthi Minerals Pvt. Limited - regarding TORs

 

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

 

M/s. Bharathi Minerals Pvt. Ltd. have proposed for Ferro alloys manufacturing plant [1X2.5 MVA, 2X3.6 MVA & 1X9.0 MVA submerged arc Furnaces (SAF)] for production of 24,500 TPA of ferro alloys (High Carbon Fe-Mn, High Carbon Si-Mn, Medium Carbon Si-Mn, Fe-Si and Calcium Carbide) at Plot No. 41-B, Silpahri Industrial Area, Bilaspur District, Chhattisgarh. The PP informed that the High Carbon Fe-Cr, which was proposed in Form-1 and PFR is being dropped. The total project area is 5.0 Acres (2.02 Ha) and greenbelt will developed in 1.75 acres (0.708 ha) of plant area. The total project cost is Rs. 867 Lakhs and the capital cost & recurring cost for EMP is Rs.85 Lakhs and Rs.10 Lakhs/annum respectively.

 

The manufacturing process involves blending of ore, charging on the SAF, smelting in the furnace, tapping of the molten alloys, casting & cooling on the dressed sand bed etc. The total power required for the proposed project is 18 MW and will be sourced from CSEB.

 

The suspended particulate matter generated from SAF will be controlled by installation of cyclone and bag filter limiting to 50 mg/Nm3. Fugitive emissions from storage areas and production blocks will be collected and passed through common bag filter to limit the SPM to 50 mg/Nm3.

 

Water requirement of 65m3/day will be sourced from the borewell/CSIDC. The wastewater generated from cooling tower blow down will be used for Slag cooling and 6 KLD of domestic wastewater will be treated in Septic tank followed by soak pit or used for greenbelt development. No wastewater will be discharged outside the premises.

 

The slag (25,500 TPA) generated from manufacturing of ferro alloys will be used for preparation of blocks, wall construction or tiles manufacturing. The sludge from STP will be used as manure for green belt development.

 

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

 

1.            Executive summary of the project.

2.            Photographs of plant area.

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

4.            Coal linkage documents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

31.          Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

46.          Corporate Environment Policy

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

24.2.15      Titanium Dioxide Plant based on Sulphate Route Sulphuric Acid Plant (15,000 TPA in Phase - 1 and 15,000 TPA in Phase -2) at Village Vatsavalasa, Mandal Gara, District Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh by M/s Trimex Sands Private Limited - regarding TORs

 

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

 

24.2.16      Proposed Induction Furnace (2X28 MT) and Rolling Mill for manufacture of TMT bars (0.2 MTPA) at Plot No.-SPA-227 & SPA-228, RIICO Industrial area, Phase-II, Abu Road, District Sirohi, Rajasthan by M/s JBS Alloy & Steel Pvt. Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Team Institute of Science and Technology, Jaipur,

gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft Terms of Reference for the preparation of EIA/EMP.  All the Induction Furnace (> 30,000 TPA) and Rolling Mill are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Secondary metallurgical processing industries under category ‘B’ of the amendment to the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the State level, but due to location of the plant with inter-state boundary of Gujarat within 10 km radius of the project site, the proposal has been appraised by Expert Appraisal Committee -1 (Industry).

 

M/s JBS Alloy & Steel Pvt. Limited have proposed for Induction Furnace (2X28 MT) and Rolling Mill for manufacture of TMT bars (0.2 MTPA) at Plot No.-SPA-227 & SPA-228, RIICO Industrial area, Phase-II, Abu Road, District Sirohi, Rajasthan. The project area is 1,61,706.13 m² of which green belt will be developed in 50,000 . No national park, wild life sanctuary, biosphere reserve & ecologically sensitive area are located within 10 km of project site.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 75.11 Crores and Rs. Rs 82 lakhs & Rs. 8.0 Lakhs will be earmarked towards capital cost & recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

All the raw materials will be stored in covered sheds and water sprinkling would be regularly done to minimize the dust generation. Emissions like suspended particulate matter, oxides of sulphur, oxides of nitrogen, carbon dioxide etc are released during the manufacturing process. To control these emissions, bag filters and ESP will be installed. The DG sets will be provided with stack height as prescribed by CPCB to disperse the pollutants. As per the prescribed norms of the RSPCB, the minimum height of the stack attached to the D.G. house will be 31.62 m. Low sulphur content fuel will be used to contain the emissions from fuel use in DG sets.

 

The total water requirement for the proposed project will be 194m3/day of which 158m3/day will be the fresh water requirement and will be met through bore wells. No process waste water will be generated. The waste water generated from various domestic activities will be about 40m3/day and will be treated in the sewage treatment plant based on SBR technology. The cumulative capacity of the STP will be 50 KLD. The treated wastewater (36 KLD) will be used for plantation.

 

Slag will be supplied to cement manufactures and the STP sludge would be used as manure after treatment. The spent oil will be disposed as per RSPCB guidelines to authorized agencies.

 

The power requirement of 20 MW will be met from Vidyut Vitran Nigam. 2 D.G. sets with cumulative capacity of 500 kVA (250 kVA-2 nos.) will be provided for power back up. D.G. set will be housed in an inbuilt acoustic enclosure. All the employees will be provided with PPE so as to ensure that the impact of noise is minimum.

 

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

 

1.    Executive summary of the project.

2.    Photographs of the proposed plant area.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

28.  Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

40.  Occupational health:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

It was decided that ‘TORs’ prescribed by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. The draft EIA/EMP report shall be submitted to Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board for public hearing. The issues emerged and response to the issues shall be incorporated in the EIA report. The final EIA report shall be submitted to the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance. Public hearing is not required if Gazette Notification for the Industrial area (where the project site will be located) is submitted.

 

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

 

24.2.17      Proposed Cement Grinding Unit (200 TPD/73,000 TPA) at Plot No. E-18, RIICO Industrial Area, Village Sota Nala, Tehsil Behror, District Alwar, Rajasthan by M/s Aditya Cement- regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Team Institute of Science and Technology, Jaipur,

gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft Terms of Reference for the preparation of EIA/EMP.  The stand alone cement grinding units are covered under Category ‘B’ as per para 3(b) of the Schedule of the EIA notification 2006, but due to Interstate Boundary of Haryana within 10 km radius of the project site, the proposal was considered as a Category “A” Project and appraised at the centre.     

 

M/s Aditya Cement have proposed for Cement Grinding Unit (200 TPD/73,000 TPA) at Plot No. E-18, RIICO Industrial Area, Village Sota Nala, Tehsil Behror, District Alwar, Rajasthan. The total area for the proposed plant is about 4,018.40 sq.mtrs., out of which, about 1,429 sq. m (35% of the total area) will be developed as green belt/plantation. No national park, wild life sanctuary, biosphere reserve & ecologically sensitive area are located within 10 km of project site.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 86.66 lakhs and Rs. Rs 7.5 lakhs & Rs. 0.75 Lakhs will be earmarked towards capital cost & recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

Clinker, Fly ash and Gypsum are the raw materials that would be used in varying ratio for the manufacture of OPC and PPC. The manufacturing process involves Raw material unloading and storage, Grinding of material in a ball mill and packaging of finished product

 

The raw materials will be stored in covered sheds and water sprinkling would be regularly done to minimize the dust generation. Bucket elevators will be closed type and Conveyor Belts will be provided with covering hoods. Bag filters will be installed at all relevant points and the dust will be reused.  The DG sets will be housed in an inbuilt acoustic enclosure and will be provided with adequate stack height (as per the norms of CPCB) so that the emissions are well within the norms.

The water requirement of 7m3/day will be met from RIICO. No process waste water will be generated. The wastewater generated from various domestic activities will be 2.4m3/day and will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit. Rain water harvesting will be practiced at plant and colony area.

 

No solid waste will be generated in cement manufacturing process. Dust collected from air pollution control equipment will be 100% recycled in process. Septic Tank sludge would be used as manure after treatment. The spent oil will be disposed as per RSPCB guidelines to authorized agencies.

 

The power requirement of 100 KVA will be met from grid power supply of RSEB and a D.G. set of 100 KVA capacity will be provided for power back up. D.G. set will be housed in an inbuilt acoustic enclosure. Silencers will be provided in the machineries generating high noise Noise attenuating devices like earplugs and earmuffs will be provided to the workers exposed to high noise level.

 

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

 

1.      Executive summary of the project.

2.      Photographs of the proposed plant area.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

29.    Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

38.    Occupational health:

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

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

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

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

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

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

49.          Corporate Environment Policy

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

            It was decided that ‘TORs’ prescribed by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. The final EIA report shall be submitted to the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance. Public hearing is exempted by categorizing the project in B-2 category due to use of energy efficient technology, no clinker manufacturing at the proposed site, no sensitive area within 10 km. radius, ‘zero’ effluent discharge, utilization of all the solid waste in the process itself including utilization of fly ash etc.

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

 

24.2.18      Proposed Induction Furnace (2X25 T) and Rolling Mill for manufacture of TMT bars (90,000 TPA) at Plot No.-SPL-6, RIICO Industrial area, Phase-II, Abu Road, District Sirohi, Rajasthan by M/s Panchsheel Global Pvt. Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Team Institute of Science and Technology, Jaipur,

gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft Terms of Reference for the preparation of EIA/EMP.  All the Induction Furnace (> 30,000 TPA) and Rolling Mill are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Secondary metallurgical processing industries under category ‘B’ of the amendment to the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the State level, but due to the presence of inter-state boundary of Gujarat within 10 km radius of the project site, the proposal has been appraised by Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) at the Centre.

 

M/s Panchsheel Global Pvt. Limited have proposed for Induction Furnace (2X25 T) and Rolling Mill to manufacture of TMT bars (90,000 TPA) at Plot No.-SPL-6, RIICO Industrial area, Phase-II, Abu Road, District Sirohi, Rajasthan. The project area is 43,123.18 of which green belt will be developed in 19,715.18. No national park, wild life sanctuary, biosphere reserve & ecologically sensitive area are located within 10 km of project site.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 37.41 Crores and Rs. Rs 67 lakhs & Rs. 7.0 Lakhs will be earmarked towards capital cost & recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

The raw materials will be stored in covered sheds and water sprinkling would be regularly done to minimize the dust generation. Emissions like suspended particulate matter, oxides of sulphur, oxides of nitrogen, carbon dioxide etc are released during the manufacturing process. To control these emissions, bag filters and ESP will be installed. The DG sets will be provided with a safe stack height (as prescribed by CPCB) to disperse the pollutants effectively so that the emissions like NOx, SO2, CO will be well within the permissible norms. As per the prescribed norms of the RSPCB, the minimum height of the stack attached to the D.G. house will be 31.62 m. Low sulphur content fuel will be used to contain the emissions from fuel use in DG sets.

 

The total water requirement for the proposed project will be 75 KLD of which only 58 KLD will be the fresh water requirement and will be met through bore wells. No process waste water will be generated. The waste water generated from various domestic activities will be to the tune of 19 KLD and will be treated in sewage treatment plant based on SBR technology. The cumulative capacity of the STP will be 25 KLD. The treated wastewater (17 KLD) will be used for plantation.

 

Slag will be supplied to cement manufactures and the STP sludge would be used as manure after treatment. The spent oil will be disposed as per RSPCB guidelines to authorized agencies.

 

The power requirement of 9.9 MW will be met from Vidyut Vitran Nigam. 2 D.G. sets with cumulative capacity of 500 kVA (250 kVA-2 nos.) will be provided for power back up. D.G. set will be housed in an inbuilt acoustic enclosure. All the employees will be provided with PPE so as to ensure that the impact of noise is minimum.

 

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

 

1.    Executive summary of the project.

2.    Photographs of the proposed plant area.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

28.  Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

40.  Occupational health:

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

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

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

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

42.  Corporate Environment Policy

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

It was decided that ‘TORs’ prescribed by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. The draft EIA/EMP report shall be submitted to Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board for public hearing. The issues emerged and response to the issues shall be incorporated in the EIA report. The final EIA report shall be submitted to the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance. Public hearing is not required if Gazette Notification for the Industrial area (where the project site will be located) is submitted.

 

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

 

24.2.19      Installation of Pellet Plant and Iron Ore beneficiation plant at Kotgarh, Noamundi, District West Singhbhum, Jharkhand by M/s Shree Sai Shraddha Metallics Pvt. Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Envirotech East Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft Terms of Reference for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Pellet Plants and Iron Ore beneficiation plants (> 0.1 MTPA throughput) are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Primary Metallurgical Industries and 2(a) respectively under category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s Shree Sai Shraddha Metallics Pvt. Limited has submitted a proposal for the installation of Pellet Plant (1.4 MTPA) at Kotgarh, Noamundi, District West Singhbhum in the state of Jharkhand. No national Park/wild life sanctuary is located within 10 km radius of the project site. Total proposed project will be set up in 50 acres of land, which is already under the possession of the Company and green belt will be developed in 33% of the total plant area. The inter-state boundary of Jharkhand and Orissa is at around 6.5 kms. Total cost of the project is Rs. 484 Crores.

 

The proposed units along with their capacities are as follows:

 

Unit

Proposed Capacity

Iron Ore Beneficiation Plant

1.5 MTPA

Pellet Plant

1.4 MTPA

 

Iron Ore, Coal fines, lime Stone and Bentonite are the major raw materials used in the plant process. All the transfer points will be provided with dry fogging system. There will be Dust Suppression Systems/Foggy Dust Arresters to control fugitive emissions at various facilities inside the plant. Dust suppression will be done by water sprinkling to control fugitive emissions due to transportation activities. Particulate emissions from the plant will be controlled within 50 mg/ Nm3 with the use of high efficiency ESPs, Bag Filters etc. Stack of adequate height will be provided at the respective units.  Water sprinkling will be done along the haul roads to control dust arising from vehicular movement.  

 

Total water requirement for the proposed project is 537.6 m3/day, which will be sourced from the ground water as well as through rain water harvesting, which will minimize the ground water extraction. The plant will be designed as a zero discharge plant. The entire treated waste water will be recycled for various purposes inside the plant. The water will be recirculated through cooling and treatment. Iron Ore Tailings generated from the proposed plant will be used for land filling purpose. Power requirement will be around 12 MW, which will be sourced from Jharkhand State Electricity Board.

 

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

 

1.        Executive summary of the project

2.        Photographs of the plant area.

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

4.        A copy of the mutual agreement for land acquisition signed with land oustees.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17.      Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

65.      Occupational health:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

72.      Corporate Environment Policy

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

24.2.20      Expansion of Ferro Alloy Plant & Installation of Sinter Plant at Kalyaneshwari, Mouza Debipur, District Burdwan, West Bengal by M/s Impex Ferro Tech Limited- regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Envirotech East Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures, to be undertaken along with the draft Terms of Reference for the preparation of EIA/EMP. All the steel plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Primary Metallurgical Industries under Category ‘A’ of the schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Centre.

 

M/s Impex Ferro Tech Limited have proposed for the expansion of Ferro Alloy Plant and installation of Sinter Plant at Kalyaneshwari, Mouza Debipur, District Burdwan in West Bengal. No national Park/ wild life sanctuary is located within 10 km radius of the project site. Land required for proposed expansion project (only for plant & machineries) is 4.5 acres. Besides, the company is already having 9.9 acres of land for the purpose of raw material storage for both the existing and the proposed projects. Green belt will be developed in 33% of the total plant area. Barakar River is flowing at around 11 kms from the project site. Inter-state boundary of Jharkhand and West Bengal is at around 8 kms from the project site. Total cost of the project is Rs. 298.52 Crores.

 

The existing as well as proposed units along with their capacities and products are as follows:

 

UNITS

CAPACITY

PRODUCT

A.   EXISTING

Ferro Alloys Plant (1x3.6 MVA, 1x5 MVA, 2x7.5 MVA & 1x8.25 MVA)

42,200 TPA

or

58,130 TPA

or

3080 TPA

Silico-Manganese

or

Ferro-Manganese

or

Ferro-Silicon

Captive Power Plant

2x15 MW

(based on AFBC Boiler)

Power

B.   PROPOSED

Ferro Alloys Plant (2x18 MVA SAF)

58,320 TPA

or

81,320 TPA

or

25,272 TPA

Silico-Manganese

or

Ferro-Manganese

or

Ferro-Silicon

Sinter Plant for Manganese Ore (3x300 TPD)

2,92,500 TPA

Mn Ore Sinter

 

Manganese Ore, Coal, Quartzite and Dolomite are the major raw materials used in the plant process. All the transfer points will be provided with dry fogging system. There will be Dust Suppression Systems/ Foggy Dust Arresters to control fugitive emissions at various facilities inside the plant. Dust suppression will be done by water sprinkling to control fugitive emissions due to transportation activities. Particulate emissions from the plant will be controlled within 50 mg/ Nm3 with the use of high efficiency ESPs, Bag Filters etc. Stack of adequate height will be provided at the respective units.  Water sprinkling will be done along the haul roads to control dust arising from vehicular movement.  

 

Make-up water requirement for the proposed project is about 38.75m3/hr, which will be sourced from Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) water supply system. The plant will be designed as a zero discharge plant. The furnace cooling water will be recycled for various purposes inside the plant. Ferro Manganese Slag will be used as raw materials for Silico Manganese production. Silico Manganese Slag will be used for road construction. Power requirement will be around 36 MVA which will be sourced from DVC.

 

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

 

1.            Executive summary of the project.

2.            Photographs of the existing and proposed plant area.

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

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

5.            Coal linkage documents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

32.          Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

34.          Dam breakage, Flood Hazard and Zonation Mapping is required