Minutes of the  11th MEETING OF THE EXPERT APPRAISAL COMMITTEE-1 (INDUSTRY)  HELD DURING 24th, 25th & 26th JUNE, 2010 at  Scope Complex, Core 6, 7th Floor, Core VIII, CEC, ONGC Conference Hall, Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110 003   

 

11.0       Opening Remarks of the Chairman

 

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

 

11.1          Confirmation of the Minutes of the 10th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held on 17th-18th MAY, 2010

 

Minutes of the last meeting held during 17th- 18th May, 2010 were confirmed.

 

11.2.0     Consideration of the Projects

 

24th June, 2010

 

 

Proposals for Environmental clearance

 

 

11.2.1       Enhancement in Cement production (3.9 MTPA to 4.48 MTPA) at Awarpur Cement Works, Taluka Korpaba, District Chandrapur, Maharashtra by M/s Ultra Tech Cement Limited (EC)

 

                          The project authorities and their consultant 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 1st Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 20th - 21st July, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All cement plants more than 1.0 MTPA are covered under Category ‘A’ at Sl. No. 3(b) of Schedule of the EIA notification 2006 and appraised at central level. Public hearing was exempted since the expansion is proposed by addition of fly ash only, no clinker plant will be installed, no additional water will be required, and  35% of the plant area will be covered under green belt.

 

                           M/s Ultratech Cement Ltd. (M/s Grasim Industries Ltd.) have proposed for enhancement in the cement production from 3.9 MTPA to 4.48 MTPA by addition of fly ash at Awarpur Cement Works, Taluka Korpaba, District Chandrapur, Maharashtra. The enhancement in capacity will be by addition of fly ash through grinding only.  Total project area is 307.35 ha.  No extra land is required for the expansion and proposed expansion will be carried out in the same premises. No additional construction of structures will be carried out.  Environment clearance for the cement plant (3.9 MTPA) was obtained vide Ministry’s letter no. J-11011/146/2003-IA-II(I) dated 8th April, 2005. Environment clearances for the lime stone mine, captive power plant and coal washery have also been accorded by the Ministry vide letter dated 11th April, 2005, 7th May, 1997 and 2nd January, 2009 respectively.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 48.95 Crores of which  Rs. 45.5 Crores has been earmarked towards environment protection measures. 

 

            PPC production will increase from 2.73 to 4.48 MTPA. Clinker and OPC production will remain same. Gypsum requirement will enhance from 0.07 to 0.09 MTPA and sourced from Hindalco, Dahej, Gujarat (1,020 km) and CFL, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh (840 km). The fly ash consumption will be enhanced from 0.71 to 1.57 MTPA and sourced from Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station owned by Govt. of Maharashtra (80 km.) & Ramagundan TPP (NTPC). The raw material will be stored in stacker and reclaimer area. The manufacturing processes involve grinding and cement manufacturing by using fly ash.  Fly ash will be stored in silo and fed pneumatically to cement mill.  Clinker, fly ash and gypsum will be fed to roller press and cement mill and then ground and stored in cement silos.

 

The high efficiency ESP / bag house and bag filters have been installed to recover input materials and reduce particulate matter from the gaseous emissions from the stack.  ESP to kilns, coolers, cement mill, bag filters to coal mill have been provided.  Dust collectors will be provided at transfer points.  Dust suppression will be done to control fugitive dust emissions.  Fly ash will be stored in silos. Material conveying system will be covered to eliminate any dust generation.  The water requirement of 6041 m3/d for the existing plant is being met from Amal Nallah. Permission for water drawl has been obtained from Chandrapur Irrigation Department vide their letter no. /Rajswa T-1  dha.UltraTech Amal Nallah agreement /4305/05 dated 30th December, 2005.  No additional water will be required for the proposed enhancement.  All the effluent will be treated and used in cement manufacturing process and / or suppression and green belt development.  No effluent will be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge will be adopted.  No additional sewage sludge will be generated. Fly ash from thermal power plants will be used in manufacture of cement.  No industrial waste will be generated due to increase in cement production.  All the solid waste generated will be recycled / reused in the process.

 

             Out of 307.35 ha, 107.22 ha (35 %) of area is already existing as green belt development. In addition, 3.0 ha  is proposed for green belt. Total power requirement for the project will be made available from the existing captive power plant (46 MW) and MSEB. No additional power is required as the same production equipment will be optimized as well as use of fly ash will be increased.  Moreover, per ton of power for cement grinding will reduce on account of high volume production.

 

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

 

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

 

  1. Continuous monitoring system to monitor gaseous emissions should be provided and limit of particulate emissions should be controlled within 50 mg/Nm3 by installing adequate air pollution control system and energy efficient technology.  

 

  1. Possibilities should be explored for the proper and full utilization of gases generated from the kiln in waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB) and a feasibility report should be prepared and submitted to the Ministry and its Regional Office at Bhopal within 3 months from the date of issue of the letter.

 

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

 

  1. Secondary fugitive emissions from all the sources should 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.

 

  1. Efforts should 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.

 

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

 

  1. Suitable conservation measures to augment ground water resources in the area should be planned and implemented in consultation with Regional Director, Central Ground Water Board.

 

  1. 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 and used for cement manufacturing.

 

  1. At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal. Implementation of such program should be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

 

11.2.2       Ferro Alloy Plant (60 MVA, 1,40,000 TPA) along with Captive Power Plant (65 MW) at Khasra No. 837, 841 and 841/1 Sirgitti Industrial Area, District Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh by M/s Vandana Global Ltd. (EC)

 

   The project authorities and their consultant EMTRC Consultant Pvt. Ltd. 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 95th   Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committe (Industry) held during 15th – 17th June, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP All the Ferro Alloy plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgy Industries under Category ‘A’ and appraised at the Central level.  Public hearing was exempted since the project is located in notified Sirgitti Industrial Area.

 

M/s Vandana Global Ltd. have proposed for the Ferro Alloy Plant (Fe-Mn & Fe-Si, 60 MVA, 1,40,000 TPA) along with Captive Power Plant (65 MW) at Khasra No. 837, 841 and 841/1, Sirgitti Industrial Area, District Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh. Total project area acquired is 12.06 acres. PAs informed that CSIDC vide letter no. CSIDC/BSP/Dev/2005/58 dated 19th April, 2005 has transferred 1,74,570 sq.ft of land in Sector B, Sirgitti Industrial area which is not a banned area by the State Govt. of Chhattisgarh. No R & R is involved. No national park, wildlife sanctuary and reserve forests are located within 10 km. radius of the project.  River Arpa  flows at a distance of 8 km.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 496.0 Crores.  Rs. 6.0 Crores and Rs. 1.0 Crores are earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost / annum for environment pollution control measures.  

 

            Mn ore (3,64,000 TPA),  Coal (28,000 TPA), Quartzite  (4,200 TPA) and DRI Char + Coal fines &

middlings from Coal Washery (3,67,200 TPA) will be used as raw material for ferro alloy plant to manufacture Fe-Mn & Fe-Si Mn ore, quartzite, coal and coal fines etc. will be transported by rail / road. Coal from mines and dolochar from Sponge Iron Plant located in Raipur will be used in CFBC boiler.  Ferro Manganese will be manufactured in submerged arc furnace. CFBC boiler (260 TPH) will be installed. Electrostatic Precipitator (ESP) to captive power plant (CPP) and fume extraction system with bag filters to ferro alloy plant will be provided to control particulate emissions.  Fugitive dust emissions will be controlled using water sprinkling system, closed conveyors and bag filters. 

 

Total water requirement from CSIDC will be 30m3/hr and necessary permission will be obtained.  Alternatively, ground water will be sourced from bore wells. Air-cooled condenser will be provided to CFBC to reduce water consumption. All the effluent will be treated in effluent treatment plant (ETP) and used for ash handling, dust suppression and green belt development.  Storm water (during rainfall) will be collected separately and recharged using rain waster harvesting structures. No effluent will be discharged and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted.  Domestic wastewater will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit. 

 

 Coal ash (2,01,960 TPA) from boiler will be utilized for filling abandoned mines, brick and cement making. Slag (16,800 TPA) from submerged arc furnace will be used for road making and land filling. ETP sludge will be generated from wastewater treatment plant. Spent oil and lubricants will be given to authorized recyclers/ reprocessors. Coal, char and washery middlings and fines will be used in AFBC boiler based Power Plant. Green belt will be developed in 33% area. Noise generating equipments will be provided with enclosures. Total power requirement will be 65 MW through Captive Power Plant.

 

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

               

  1. No charcoal should be used as fuel. Pet coke should 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 should 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 should be followed.

 

  1. Secondary fugitive emissions from all the sources should 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.

 

  1. Prior permission for the drawl of 30 m3/hr  water from competent authority should be obtained.

 

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

 

  1. Regular monitoring of influent and effluent surface, sub-surface and ground water 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 should also be regularly carried out and report submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal, CSPCB and CPCB.

 

  1. ‘Zero’ effluent discharge shall be strictly followed and no wastewater should be discharged outside the premises.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

14.  At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan (need based) should be 11.3.6prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar. Implementation of such program shall be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

11.2.3       Expansion of Steel Plant at Plot No. 15, Gondpur Industiral Area, Phase-III, Paonta Sahib, District Sirmour, Himachal Pradesh by M/s. T I Steel Private Limited (EC).

 

                          The project authorities and their consultant M/s Eko Pro Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Ghaziabad 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 1st Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 20th - 21st July, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP  All the Steel Plants with IF, EAF, SAF & Cupola (with capacity >30,000 TPA) are covered under secondary metallurgical industries and and are listed at Sl. No. 3 (a) of EIA Notification, 2006 and its amendment of December, 2009. The location of project is at 5 km from the Inter State boundary between Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. This is ’A’ Category project. Public hearing was exempted since the project is located in notified Gondpur industrial area

 

M/s TI Steels Pvt Limited have proposed to expand its Steel Plant at Plot No. 15, Gondpur Industiral Area, Phase-III, Paonta Sahib, District Sirmour, Himachal Pradesh. Total land requirement is 4.14 acres of which 1.4 acres is earmarked for green belt.   PAs have submitted a letter from the Govt. of H.P. dated 7th June, 1989 indicating Gondpur Industrial area as an extension to the existing industrial area of Paonta Sahib. A copy of lease deed singed with the Govt. of H. P. dated 17th January, 2004 has also been submitted.  Expansion will be carried out in the vacant land within the existing plant premises. Total cost of the proposed expansion will be Rs. 54.0 Crores. Rs. 2.9 Crores and 0.45 crores are earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost / annum for environment pollution control measures.  Following are the details of existing and proposed facilities:

 

Units

Product

Existing

Proposed

Total

Induction furnace

Steel Ingots

2x10 T/ 5 MW

(51,200 TPA)

--

2x10 T/5 MW

(51,200 TPA)

Electric Arc Furnace

Liquid Steel

--

1x 12 T /5 MW

(46,080 TPA)

1x 12 T /5 MW

(46,080 TPA)

AOD Convertor

Stainless Steel

1x25 T

(96,000 TPA)

--

1x25 T

(96,000 TPA)

CCM

SS Billets

--

1x2 Strand

(92,200 TPA)

1x2 Strand

(92,200 TPA)

Wire Rod Mill

SS Wire Rods

1x12 TPH

--

28,800 TPA

 

Product mix envisaged from the plant after proposed expansion will be as given below:

 

S.No.

Product

Capacity

1

Steel Ingots

39,680 TPA

2

Stainless Steel billets

62,200 TPA

3

Stainless Wire rods

28,800 TPA

 

Pig Iron (14,000 TPA), DRI (38,000 TPA), Scrap (71,150 TPA), Fe-Mn (13,400 TPA), Copper (1,200 TPA), Calcined Lime (14,200 TPA), Calcined Dolo (10,000 TPA), Si-Mn (2,600 TPA), Fe-Cr (7,700 TPA), Fe-Si (4,600 TPA) and Fe-Ni (3,600 TPA) will be used as raw materials. Sponge Iron, pig Iron and scrap will be charged into the electric arc furnace (EAF). Burnt lime and burnt dolo will be charged as flux. The hot metal from EAF along with part of hot metal from existing induction furnace will be charged into the existing AOD convertor, where refining of steel takes place by de-carbonization reactions. Ferro alloys and copper will also be added at this stage. Stainless steel will be casted into billets in a 2 - strand billet caster. Part of the billets will be rolled to SS wire rods in a rolling mill.

 

Bag filters are provided to existing Induction furnaces and Rolling mill. Exhaust gases from Reheating furnace will be released through a stack of adequate height. Water-cooled side draft hood, spark arrestor, Trombone gas cooler, bag filter, ID fan and stack will be provided to Electric Arc Furnace. Water-cooled swivel, cone hood with forced draft cooler, spark arrestor, bag filter, ID fan and stack will be provided to AOD convertor. Flue gases after passing through bag filters will be discharged through a stack of adequate height. Fugitive emissions envisaged during handling, transfer and storage of raw materials and products will be controlled by dry fog dust suppression system/water sprinkling system. 

 

Total water requirement of 48 m3/hr (including existing) will be met from the Industrial Area Development Agency, Gondpur Industrial Area, Paonta Sahib, Himachal Pradesh. Wastewater (4.75 m3/hr) generated will be treated for oil/grease removal, neutralization, settling and used for green belt development & dust suppression. Cooling water will be completely recycled. Effluent generated from Cooling tower blow down, boiler blow down, soft water regeneration will be treated properly and reused for dust suppression, greenbelt and ash moistening. Domestic effluent will be discharged to soak pit via septic tank. Zero discharge will be adopted in the proposed plant. Scrap from Continuous Casting Machine and Rolling Mill will be recycled back to SMS. Slag will be used for road making and filling of low-lying areas. Flue dust generated will be reused in the Induction Furnace. Solid waste generated will be composted and used as manure for gardening and greenbelt development. Noise enclosures will be provided to noise generating equipments. Power requirement of 18 MW will be met the State Grid. LSHS (300 KLPA) will be used as fuel in Rolling Mill and Reheating Furnace.

 

The Committee discussed the details regarding the source of raw materials and name of suppliers and solid waste management and equipment used for analysis of AAQ and method for monitoring of water quality. Detailed breakup of amount earmarked and expenditure incurred towards the community development was also asked. The proponent have provided the details in this regard.

           

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

               

1.    Compliance to all the specific and general conditions stipulated for the existing plant(s) by the Central/State Govt. should be ensured and regular reports submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Chandigarh.

 

2.    Adequate air pollution control devices viz bag filters, dry fog suppression system, water sprinkling system  etc. shall be provided to keep the emission levels below 50 mg/Nm3 and by installing energy efficient technology.   

 

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

 

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

 

5.    Total water requirement from the Industrial Area Development Agency, Gondpur Industrial Area should not exceed 48 m3/hr.

 

6.    The water consumption should not exceed as per the standards prescribed for the steel plants.

 

7.    Commitment for Solid waste disposal and membership of Shivalik waste disposal facility needs to be submitted to the ministry

 

8.    As proposed, green belt should be developed in at least 33 % of the project area.

 

9.    At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Chandigarh.  Implementation of such program should be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

11.2.4       Integrated Steel Plant (0.14 MTPA) along with Captive Power Plant (22 MW) at Jamadoba, Post Bankati, PS Kansa, District Burdwan, West Bengal by M/s. Jagdamba Fiscal Services Limited. (EC)

 

            The project authorities and their consultant M/s Global Experts, Bhubaneswar gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of References (TORs) awarded during the 87th  Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) held during 25th – 26th November, 2008 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Integrated Steel Plants have been listed at Sl. No. 3(a) of Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006  as Category ‘A’ and have to be appraised by the Central Govt. 

 

M/s Jagdamba Fiscal Services Ltd. have proposed for the Integrated Steel Plant (0.14 MTPA) along with Captive Power Plant (22 MW) at Jamadoba, Post Bankati, P.S. Kansa, District Burdwan, West Bengal. The ToRs were issued for Integrated Steel Plant (0.32 MTPA) along with Captive Power Plant (16 MW). PAs vide their letter dt. 15.02.2010 informed that West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB)  suggested that keeping in view the Environmental Impacts,  the scope of the project should be curtailed from 10X100 TPD DRI Plants to 4X100 TPD DRI Plants and total finished steel production, accordingly should be brought down to 1,40,000 TPA. As per the advice of WBPCB, the project capacity curtailed the capacity from 0.32 MTPA to 0.14 MTPA and the EIA/EMP report was submitted for Public Hearing.

 

Total project area of 38.23 acres is already acquired. No national parks/wild life sanctuary/reserve forests are located within 10 km radius. Total cost of the project is Rs. 270.0 Crores.  Rs. 11.0 Crores and Rs. 1.6 Crores earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.  Following facilities will be installed:

 

Major Units

Capacity

Product

End Use

DRI Kiln

4x100 TPD (1,20,000 TPA)

Sponge Iron

SMS

SMS-I (IF)

4 x 12T

(1,45,000 TPA)

Steel Billets

Rolling Mill

Rolling Mill

1,40,000 TPA

TMT

Sale

CPP (FBC)

14 MW (2X 7 MW)

Power

Internal Use

CPP (WHRB)

8 MW

Power

Internal Use

           

The major raw materials required for the integrated steel and power unit are Iron ore & Iron ore fines, DRI Grade Coal, raw coal, fluxing agents like limestone, Dolomite and Quartzite. The process follows typical rotary kiln operations. Considering the several benefits like good communication, infrastructural facilities, possibility of low capacity kilns, capital cost etc. it is decided to adopt DRI technology with waste heat recovery kiln process for the proposed project.

 

            ESP will be provided to FBC power plant to control gaseous emissions. The exhaust gas from DRI kiln would be cleaned by dry gas cleaning system (ESP/bag filters). Fume extraction and gas cleaning system with water cooled duct, gas cooler, bag house, ID fan and stack will be provided for induction furnace to control dust.  FE system and bag filter will be provided to SMS and IF & LF.  Dust suppression and dust extraction system like bag filters will be provided to raw material handling section, screen, conveyer transfer etc.  Total water requirement from Ajay/Kunur River will be 2,110 m3/day. Cooling tower blow down will be treated.  Demineralization plant will be installed to meet the requirement of boiler.  Oil and gas will be separated from the rolling mill and wastewater will be recycled and reused.  All the effluent will be treated and used for ash handling, dust suppression and green belt development.  No effluent will be discharged and zero discharge will be adopted. Domestic effluent will be treated in STP.

 

DRI Char and Coal fines will be used as fuel feed in FBC-CPP.  SMS scrap will be recycled and reused in the process.  Iron ore fines will be sold to sinter and pelletization units.  SMS scrap will be recycled. Bottom ash will be used in road making and land filling.  Kiln dust, kiln accretion and scale will be used for land filling. Out of 38.23 acres, 13 acres (34 %) is earmarked for the green belt development along the plant boundary. Total power requirement will be 25 MW. 22 MW captive power will be generated and 3 MW will be sourced from State GRID.  Furnace Oil (FO)/LDO (10,000 KL) will be used as fuel for lime plant, SMS, CCM, DRI plant and power plant.

 

Public hearing/Public consultation meeting was conducted by the West Bengal Pollution Control Board on 18th August, 2009. The Committee deliberated upon the issues raised during the public hearing including protection of agricultural land, effective air pollution control measures, development activities, storm water management system, 100% char utilization etc. and have satisfactorily been incorporated in the final EIA/EMP report.

 

The Committee discussed the issues relating to the impact of the project on the forests area  within 10 km distance of the project, cumulative impact assessment due to other industries, impact on the ground water and details regarding CSR activities.

 

 After detailed deliberations, the Committee sought following additional information for reconsideration of the project without calling the project proponent

 

·        Permission from Irrigation Department for water supply

 

·        Site specific meteorological data (hourly) at least for one season and AAQ modeling shall be based on hourly data.

 

·        Cumulative impact on the AAQ due to the proposed project and other industries in the vicinity of the project.

 

·        Impact of the ground water due to the proposed project and ground water management plan.

 

·        5 % of the total cost shall be earmarked for CSR activities and detailed action plan in this regard shall be submitted to the Ministry. 

 

The Committee deferred the proposal and that on receipt of above information proposal will be reconsidered without calling the project authority. 

 

 

           

11.2.5       Expansion of Steel Plant along with Coal Washery (1,25,000 TPA), Captive Power Plant (bio-mass based, 20 MW), Fly Ash Brick making Plant at Siltara Industrial Growth Centre, Raipur, Chhattisgarh by M/s Baldev Alloys Pvt. Ltd. (EC).

 

           

 Project authorities didn’t attend the meeting and, therefore, it was decided that proposal should be considered afresh whenever requested by the PAs.

 

 

11.2.6       Setting up of cement grinding plant (900 TPD) at DAG no. 109, 110 & 111, Patta no. 21, 12th mile, G.S. Road, N.H. 40, Village Ambher, Taluka Sonapur, District Kamrup, Assam by M/s JSB Cement Limited. (EC)

 

  The project authorities and their consultant M/s En-vision Enviro Engineers Ltd., Surat gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of References (TORs) awarded during the 1st Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 20th –21st July, 2009 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 absence of SEIAA for Assam, the proposal was considered and appraised at central level. Public hearing is exempted as per para 7(i) III Stage (3) (i) (e) of the EIA Notification, 2006 as the unit is categorized as ‘B-2’ category.

 

M/s JSB Cement has proposed for setting up of cement grinding plant (900 TPD) at DAG no. 109, 110 & 111, Patta no. 21, 12th mile, G.S. Road, N.H. 40, Village Ambher, Taluka Sonapur, District Kamrup, Assam. The total cost of the project will be Rs. 20.45 Crores. Rs. 60 Lakhs and Rs. 5 Lakhs will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures. The total land requirement for the proposed plant is 9.5 ha which is already in the possession of the project proponent. About 3.2 ha of plant area will be developed under green belt. No forest land is involved. The Umtru River flows at a distance of 7 km in the eastern direction of the project site. State boundary of Meghalaya is across the road NH 40. Site is in Zone-V category of earth quake.

 

The manufacturing process of cement consists of mixing, drying and grinding of clinker, gypsum & fly ash.  The raw materials required for the proposed plant will be Clinker (675 TPD), Gypsum (14.4 TPD) and fly ash (225 TPD). Raw materials will be procured from various places and transported by road through trucks.

 

Source of air pollution from the proposed plant will be Cement Mill and packing plant. For control of air pollution, twin cyclone separator followed by reverse pulse jet type bag filter will be provided.  The total water requirement for the proposed plant will be 12 KLD which shall be met through ground water using Bore Well. There is no wastewater generation due to the process. Domestic wastewater @ 4.0 KLD will be generated which will be 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 2200 KW which will be sourced from Assam State Electricity Board. A DG set of 750 KVA will be installed to meet the emergency power requirement. 

 

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

 

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

 

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 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. 

 

4.    The company should 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 should be provided besides coal, cement, fly ash and clinker should be stored in silos.   Pneumatic system should be used for fly ash handling.

 

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

 

6.    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.   

 

7.    Total water requirement for cement plant from bore wells shall not exceed 12 m3/day as per the Permission accorded by the CGWA / SGWB and efforts should 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. 

 

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

 

9.    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.

 

 

10.   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.

 

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

 

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

 

 

11.2.7       Expansion of Steel Plant by installation of Coke Oven (1.2 MMTPA, Recovery Type) at Hazira, Choryasi Taluka,  Surat District, Gujarat  by M/s. Essar Steel (Hazira) Limited (EC)

 

              The project authorities and their consultant Vimta Labs Ltd., Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of References (TORs) awarded during the 95th   Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committe (Industry) held during 15th – 17th June, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP All the Coke Oven Plants (>2,50,000 TPA) are listed at S. No. 4 (b) under Category ‘A’ in EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level.   Public hearing was exempted since the project is located in notified Hazira Industrial Area, Hazira, Surat, Gujarat.

 

    M/s Essar Steel (Hazira) Limited have proposed to expand its Steel Plant by installation of Coke Oven (1.2 MMTPA, Recovery type) at notified Hazira Industrial Area, Hazira, District Surat, Gujarat. The Ministry accorded environmental clearance for 5.0 MMTPA integrated steel plant and 270 MW coal based power plant at Hazira in Surat vide Ministry’s letter no. J-11011/714/2008 dated 29th December, 2008. Total land required for the proposed project will be 17.8 ha located within the Essar complex. Tapi estuary and Arabian sea are at within 15 km radius of the proposed project. Dumas RF and Hazira RF are located within 10 km radius of the project site. Total cost of the proposed expansion is Rs. 1,320.0 Crores. Rs. 215.0 Crores and Rs. 6.0 Crores will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

Proposed coke oven plant comprises of two batteries of 60 ovens each of 36.66 m3 volume. The by-product plant is designed to remove the impurities like tar, ammonia, hydrogen sulphide and naphthalene from coke oven gas with simultaneous recovery of the primary products like crude tar, elemental sulphur and naphthalene. Recovery of crude benzol and distillation of crude tar is not envisaged. Coking Coal (1.791 MMTPA) will be used as raw material.

           

Blended coal from coal handling plant will be transferred to coal tower, where it will be fed into a charging car and then stamped by a hammer stamping machine. The stamped coal cake will be charged into oven, where it will undergo high temperature carbonization at about 950-1050 0C. After approx. 23 hours of carbonization, ready coke will be transferred to wet quenching tower for quenching.  After quenching and cooling, cooled coke will be transferred to coke sorting plant. The raw gas produced during carbonization goes through gas off take system and converge into gas collecting main, where ammonia liquor will be sprayed on the raw gas to bring down the gas temperature from 800 OC to around 82-84 OC. The gas then goes to the by-products plant through tar box and suction main. In the by-product recovery plant, coke oven will successively pass through primary gas cooler, electrostatic tar precipitator, H2S and NH3 scrubber, Naphthalene scrubber etc.  The vapors containing mainly H2S, NH3 and HCN coming out of removal of impurities from coke oven gas, by-products like crude tar and elemental Sulphur will be recovered. In addition H2S stripper will go to NH3 cracking unit followed by Sulphur recovery unit. After the to that, naphthalene-scrubbing unit will be provided to remove residual naphthalene from coke oven gas.

 

Air emissions from the proposed plant will be discharged through stacks of adequate height. Land based pushing emission control system comprising of spark arrester followed by bag filters and stack will be provided to control the flue gas and dust generated when red hot coke is pushed from oven.  Sulphur recovery unit is envisaged in the by-products plant for recovery of sulphur from coke oven gas. Fugitive emissions from doors will be controlled by leak proof doors with flexible sealing strips. HPLA system will be provided to control charging emissions. Modified wet quenching system using treated water will be adopted in the proposed coke oven plant.

 

Total water requirement of 350 m3/hr will be met from ESHL water supply facility. Irrigation Department, Govt. of Gujarat has granted permission for drawl of water up to 15 MGD. For future expansion activities, application-seeking drawl of additional water is submitted to Irrigation Department.  Effluent from coke oven plant will be contaminated with ammonia, phenol, tar, oil, cyanide etc. and will be treated in ETP.  Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) will comprise of effluent collection sump, tar and oil separation unit, equalization tank, dissolved air flotation unit, ammonia stripping facility, ammonia fixing facility, biological treatment unit for removal of different biodegradable constituents, sludge settling, separation facility along with sludge drying bed etc. ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted in the proposed plant.   Treated effluent from ETP will be used for coke quenching and gas cooling in the coke oven complex. Sewage from the process unit buildings will be conveyed through separate drains to septic tanks and soak pits. The H2S and NH3 enriched liquor from both the scrubbers will go to stripping section where enriched liquor is steam stripped. Excess flushing liquor from gas condensation plant enter to top of the Ammonia stripper and caustic soda is added to the same stripper from middle part for removal of fixed Ammonia salt. The major portion of lean liquor coming out of Ammonia stripper will be reused in NH3 scrubber and remaining part is sent to ETP. Similarly, H2S free lean liquor from H2S stripper will be sent to H2S scrubber as scrubbing medium. Tar decanter sludge and BOD sludge will be mixed with coal charge blend and charged in the coke ovens. Used oil will be sold to registered recyclers.

 

Green belt will be developed in 5.9 ha (33%) out of the 17.8 ha of plant area.  Acoustic enclosures, hoods, laggings and screens will be provided to noise generating equipments. Personnel working in high noise prone areas will be provided with ear muffs. Power requirement of 9 MW will be met from existing 33 KV switchyard of ESHL main receiving station. Surplus coke oven gas will be used as a fuel in the ESHL steel plant. DG set of 320 KVA capacity will be installed for emergency lighting purpose.

 

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

 

1.    Compliance to all the specific and general conditions stipulated for the existing plant by the Central/State Govt. shall be ensured and regular reports submitted to the Ministry and its Regional Office at Bhopal.

                        

2.    Efforts shall be made to reduce particulate emissions 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 should be provided and sufficient air pollution control devices viz. Bag filter, bag house, spark arrester etc. should be provided to keep the emission levels below 50 mg/Nm3 by installing energy efficient technology. Low NOx burners should be installed to control the NOx emissions.  

 

  1. All the standards prescribed for the coke oven plants shall be followed as per the latest guidelines. Proper and full utilization of coke oven gases in power plant using heat recovery steam generators should be ensured and no flue gases should be discharged into the air. Sulphur should be recovered from the coke oven gases from new product plant.

 

  1. The company shall adopt dry quenching system within 2-3 years and wet quenching shall be replaced by dry quenching.

 

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

 

  1.  Gaseous emission levels including secondary fugitive emissions from all the sources should 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. 

 

  1. Detailed Analysis of the coking coal which is being imported to show that there are no toxic heavy metals and data submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office. 

                   

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

 

  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. Continuous monitoring of Total Organic Compounds (TOC) in the wastewater treated in BOD plant from the coke oven plant shall be done at the outlet of ETP (BOD plant). All the treated wastewater should be monitored for pH, BOD, COD, oil & grease, cyanide, phenolic compounds, Chromium+6 etc. besides other relevant parameters.

 

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

 

  1.  The effluent shall be treated in the effluent treatment plant and treated effluent shall be used for coke quenching and gas cooling in CO complex. ‘Zero’ effluent discharge shall be strictly followed and no additional wastewater shall be discharged outside the premises.

 

  1. As proposed, coal tar sludge and BOD sludge should be recycled for coke making by mixing with the coal charge. Chromium sludge should be disposed in a HDPE lined secured landfill as per the CPCB guidelines within the complex. All the other solid waste including broken refractory mass should be properly disposed off in environment-friendly manner.

 

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

 

  1.  As proposed, green belt should be developed in 33 % area.

 

  1.  At least 5 % of the total cost of the project i.e. Rs. 66.0 Crores should be earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility 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.

 

 

11.2.8       Ferro Alloy Plant (4x10 MVA SAF; Fe-Mn 54,000 MTPA; Si-Mn 2,52,000 MTPA) at Radhamadab Chawk, Haldia Industrial Zone, P.O. Haldia, District Purba Medinipur, West Bengal by M/s  Cosmic Ferro Alloys  Limited – environmental clearance reg.

 

   The project authorities 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 6th   Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 22nd–23rd December, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP All the Ferro alloy plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgy Industry under Category ‘A’ and appraised at Central level. The committee also noted that in case PAs submit a copy of ‘notification’ indicating location of the project in notified Haldia Industrial Area issued by the Government of West Bengal at a later date, proposal may be considered accordingly for the exemption of the public hearing as per EIA Notification, 2006. The PAs have submitted a letter dated 23rd August, 2008 from the CEO, Haldia Development Authority informing that the project area is in Haldia Industrial Zone of Haldia Planning Area. Hence, Public hearing was exempted.

 

M/s Cosmic Ferro Alloys Ltd. have proposed to Ferro Alloy Plant (4x10 MVA SAF, Fe-Mn, 54,000 MTPA; Si-Mn, 2,52,000 MTPA) at Radhamadab Chawk, Haldia Industrial Zone, P.O. Haldia, District Purba Medinipur, West Bengal. Total land acquired is 17.68 acres. Haldia Development Authority vide Memo No. 2558/HDA/VII-E-274/08 dated 31st October, 2008 has allotted 17.68 acre land at J. L. No. 128, Mouza Alichak and J. L. No. 130, Mouza Radhaballvchawk, P.S. Durgachak, Haldia. The unit is located at a distance of 21 km from the Haldia which has been designated as critically polluted area. Total cost of the proposed project is Rs. 137.20 Crores. Rs. 8.0 Crores are earmarked towards environmental pollution control measures. Following are the details of facilities and products from existing and proposed expansion:

 

 S.N.

Facility

Plant Configuration

Product

Production Capacity

(TPA)

Existing :

1

Submerged Arc Furnace

5x9 MVA

Ferro Manganese

Silico Manganese

72,000

Proposed :

2

Submerged Arc Furnace

4x 10 MVA

Ferro Manganese

Silico Manganese

65,000

 

Manganese ore, coal / coke, dolomite, Quartzite, electrode paste will be used as raw materials. Ferro alloys will be manufactured in Submerged Electric Arc Furnace. Raw materials will be charged into furnace, where smelting of the ore will take place with coal / coke. Pulse jet bag filters will be provided to the submerged arc furnace.  Total water requirement of 175 KLD will be met from Haldia Municipal Corporation. Haldia Development Authority vide Memo No. 2267/HAD/IX-A-14/I/CFAL/08 dated 30th September, 2008 have agreed to supply the water required for the proposed Ferro alloy plant. Ferro Manganese slag will be used in the manufacture of Silico-Manganese. Silico-Manganese slag will be used for road and area development. Green belt will be developed in 33% of total plant area.  Existing power requirement of 27.5 MVA is being met from Damodar Valley Corporation. Power requirement of 40 MVA instead of 35 MVA earlier proposed will be met from West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited.

 

            The Committee deliberated on the issues of location of the project with specific reference to the critically polluted area. The proponent could not provide the exact location of the plant. The Committee also suggested to give presentation as per the TORs prescribed by the Committee.  

 

            The Committee decided to defer the project and suggested the project on the following for the re-consideration of the project.

 

1.    A detailed map indicating the location of the proposed project and Haldia which has been identified as critically polluted area.

2.    The presentation of the project shall be as per the prescribed TORs.

 

 

11.2.9       Non-recovery type Coke Oven Plant (3,00,000 TPA) along with Captive Power Plant (WHRB 8 MW) at Village Basboni, P.O. Ramkanali, P.S. Neturia, District Purulia, West Bengal by M/s  Metallite Coke  and Coal Private  Limited (EC).

 

   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 as per Terms of References (TORs) awarded during the 95th  Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) held during 15th–17th June, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP report . All the Coke Oven Plants (>2,50,000 TPA) are listed at Sl. No. 4 (b) under Category ‘A’ in EIA Notification, 2006 and are appraised at the Central level.

 

    M/s Metallite Coke & Coal Pvt. Ltd. have proposed to set up a Non-recovery type Coke Oven Plant of 3,00,000 TPA capacity  along with Captive Power Plant (WHRB 8 MW) at Village Basboni, P.O. Ramkanali, P.S. Neturia, District Purulia, West Bengal. Total land required for the proposed project will be 15 acres and is located at 23o35’41” N and 86o47’29” E.  Panchet RF, Bheti and Dandhahit PF are located within 10 km radius of the proposed site. Raghunathpur is located within 10 km radius of the project site. Total cost of the proposed project is Rs. 160.0 Crores. Proposed project will be carried out in a two phases as under:

 

S. N.

Products

Phase-I

Phase-II

Total

1.

Coke

60,000 TPA

2,40,000 TPA

3,00,000 TPA

2

Power Plant (WHRB - 2 x 18 TPH)

--

8 MW

8 MW

 

   Coking Coal (3,90,000 TPA) will be imported from China, Australia and other countries along with use of indigenous coal. Carbonization of coal will be carried out in coke oven plant to produce Low ash metallurgical hard coke. Coal from mines will be sent to coal handling plant where it will be crushed and iron impurities will be removed by a magnetic separator. This crushed coal will then be charged in the oven and subjected to carbonization for 36 hours. During the carbonization, coal mass liberates CO, which is burnt in air to maintain the temperature in the oven around 1200 OC. The unburnt CO will be burnt at several points like primary and secondary ducts, waste heat tunnel etc. The coke from the oven will then be subjected to quenching. After quenching, coke will be transferred to the coke wharf.  The coke mass from the wharf will be stacked at the coke yard for sizing and screening.  High temperature flue gases produced during coking will be supplied to WHRB for generation of steam to generate power.

 

   There will be no emissions from production process, as negative pressure technology is adopted in the proposed plant. Adequate dust extraction/dust suppression systems will be installed at all locations of dust generation. Water sprinkling system will be used to control fugitive emissions during handling of coke and coal. A baffle plate dust collector will be provided at Coke quenching tower. Dust extraction system will be provided at coke screening & crusher house and coke storage bunker house. Total water requirement is 29 m3/hr and will be met from ground water and water supplied by Damodar Valley Corporation. No industrial effluent will be discharged as the quenching water after sedimentation will be re-circulated back into the system. Cooling tower blow down, boiler blow down and DM plant effluent from the CPP will be used for coke quenching. Domestic effluent after  treateatment in Sewage Treatment Plant will be used for the green belt development and dust suppression. Total Power requirement of 5,450 KWH/day will be met from the State Grid and in house power generation. Coke breeze will be sold to cement and brick manufacturers. STP sludge will be used as manure for green belt development. Green belt will be developed in 33 % area.

 

Public hearing/Public consultation meeting was conducted by the West Bengal Pollution Control Board on 23rd December, 2009. The Committee deliberated upon the issues raised during the public hearing including effective pollution control measures, addressing dust deposition, zero discharge of effluent, appropriate stack height, green belt development etc. and have satisfactorily been incorporated in the final 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. 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.

 

  1. Stack monitoring facilities for all the major stacks and adequate air pollution control systems viz. dust catchers or cyclones, Multi stage scrubber, bag filters etc. to control particulate emissions t within  the prescribed limits from coke oven shall  be provided. Carbon mono-oxide (CO) shall also be monitored alongwith other parameters and standards notified under E (P) Act shall be followed.  The reports shall be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at the Bhubaneswar, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB).

 

  1. Multi stage scrubber shall be installed to control gaseous and dust emission from the coke oven stack.  Measures shall be taken to prevent  leakages from  the coke oven plant.

 

  1. The prescribed emission standards for coke oven plants, as notified vide notification no. GSR 46 (E) dated 3rd February, 2006 and subsequently amended shall be complied with. 

 

  1. In-plant control measures like bag filters, de-dusting and dust suppression system shall be provided to control fugitive emissions from all the vulnerable sources.  Dust extraction and suppression system shall be provided at all the transfer points, coal handling plant and coke sorting plant of coke oven plant.  Bag filters shall be provided to hoods and dust collectors to coal and coke handling to control dust emissions. Water sprinkling system shall be provided to control secondary fugitive dust emissions generated during screening, loading, unloading, handling and storage of raw materials etc.

 

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

 

  1. Vehicular pollution due to transportation of raw material and finished product shall be controlled.  Proper arrangements shall also be made to control dust emissions during loading and unloading of the raw material and finished product. Efforts shall also 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 shall be regularly monitored and records kept.

 

  1. Total requirement of the water from ground shall not exceed 29 m3/hr. All the treated wastewater shall be recycled for dust suppression and green belt development. Domestic wastewater shall be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit and used for green belt development. Zero effluent discharge shall be strictly followed and no wastewater shall be discharged outside the premises.

 

9.    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.

 

  1. Waste from the hard coke unit, shall be provided to the briquette manufacturing units. Coal and coke fines shall be recycled and reused in the process.  All the blast furnace (BF) slag shall be granulated and provided to cement manufacturers for further utilization. The bag filter dust shall be used for landfilling. The waste oil shall be properly disposed off as per the Hazardous Waste (Management, Handling, Handling and Trabsboundry Movement) Rules, 2008.

 

  1. As proposed, green belt shall be developed in 33% of plant area within and around the project site to mitigate the impact of fugitive emissions as per the CPCB guidelines in consultation with local DFO.

 

  1. The recommendations made in the Charter on Corporate Responsibility for Environment Protection (CREP) for the Coke Oven Plants shall be implemented.

 

13.  All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 15th June, 2009 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..

 

14.  At least 5 % of the total cost of the project shall be earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility and item-wise details alongwith 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.           

 

  1. Risk and Disaster Management Plan alongwith the mitigation measures shall 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.  All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 23rd December, 2009 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.

 

17.  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.

 

 

11.2.10    Setting up of Proposed Aluminium Smelter (6.5 Lakh TPA) and Captive Power Plant (1,500 MW) at Bidanbagh Unit, Mauja Bagra PS Jamuria, Dist. Burdhwan, West Bengal by M/s Vedanta Aluminium Limited – Environmental Clearance reg.

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s Vimta Labs Ltd., Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of References (TORs) awarded during the 82nd   Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) held during 10th –12th June, 2008 for preparation of EIA/EMP. The primary metallurgical processes are kept at S. No.  3(a) under Category ‘A’ in EIA Notification 2006 and appraised at central level.

  

M/s Vedanta Aluminium Limited proposed establishing an Aluminium Smelter of 6.5 Lakh Ton/Annum and a Captive Power Plant of 1,500 MW at Bidanbagh Unit, Mauja Bagra PS Jamuria, Dist. Burdhwan, West Bengal.  Ultimate land requirement is 1,500 acres, 495 acres constituting the greenery. The cost of the project is Rs. 11,000 Crores.

 

Hall-Heroult process of electrolysis with state of the art 320/350 GP (II) technology of GAMI-China will be installed for electrolytic reduction of alumina using centre worked pre-baked cell technology at low voltage and high amperage. The reductant is the consumable carbon anode. The technology deploys multiple anodes in each cell, which are pre-baked in a separate facility and suspended by in the cell. The facilities planned for the proposed smelter are two pot lines of 320 KA, carbon plant, green anode plant, bake oven and rodding shop, cast house (ingots and rod causting facility) and auxiliaries consisting of  rectifier compressor, substations, storage area etc. The captive power plant will use pulverized coal fired boilers. Raw material requirement is Coal (28,800 TPD), Alumina (13 LTPA), Petroleum coke (3.25 LTPA), Coal tar pitch (0.6 LTPA), Fuel oil (30,000 KLPA), Aluminium fluoride (15,000 TPA), Calcium fluoride (800 TPA) and Cryolite (1500 TPA).

 

ESPs will control the dust emission from CPP. The fume treatment plant will serve for alumina dry scrubbing and control of fluoride emissions. Bag filters will handle dust emission in crushing and grinding area and FTP with condensing system will address Coal Tar Pitch Volatile emissions and Fluoride. The total water requirement will be 5,000 m3/hr which will be sourced from Damodar Valley Corporation. Ash (11,520 TPD) generated will be reutilized to the maximum possible extent and balance will be disposed off in the ash pond resorting to High Concentration Slurry Disposal method. Spent Pot Lining (14,300 TPA) generated after five years will be sold to cement and steel plant and surplus SPL will be used as secured land fill. Dross (5,200 TPA) and used oil (13.5 kl/annum) will be recycled or sold. Used batteries (50 banks/year) will be sent back to suppliers/manufacturers. Coal (24300 TPD) will be used as fuel in the Power Plant which will be sourced from ECL. Fuel oil (57,000 KLPA) will be used in Bake Ovens and Power Plant. Emergency DG sets will be on stand by with silencer fitted stacks.

 

Public hearing/Public consultation meeting was conducted by the West Bengal Pollution Control Board on 9th September, 2009. The Committee deliberated upon the issues raised during the public hearing including effective pollution control measures, 33 % green belt development, coal mining area sanguine, health service, water availability, rain water harvesting, fly ash disposal, hazardous waste management etc. These have been satisfactorily attended to in the final EIA/EMP report. This is a major project of national importance involving substantial investment.

 

              The Committee noted that there will be 7000 land oustees and about 270 acres of land has been acquired. The company represented that the land is fragmented, the average land holding being about 2 acres. The Committee deliberated on the issue of land acquisition, confirmation for water allocation, coal allocation and characteristics of imported coal etc. Regarding the coal requirement, the proponent informed that they have letter of Assurance from the West Bengal Government for coal allocation. The land in possession of the proponent is 270 acres, which is about 1/6 of the total area. Extent wise it is substantial. It would be unrealistic to expect an applicant to defray substantial cost and be in full possession of the entire area for a major project of this size and investment, approval of which has to await scrutiny and consideration by government and may not be presumed. Nevertheless, it is a moot point that there is satisfactory evidence of earnestness on the part of the proponent in securing land for the project. The importance of the project, scale of investment and employment, standing of the company, its track record, its portfolio of its existing, emerging or envisaged associated projects, the scheme for acquisition of land and rehabilitation, assurances of or memoranda signed with the government, etc.are relevant factors for the Committee to assess whether the land is in possessin of the proponent at this stage holds promise of the project fructifying. In this connection it was noted that a major Alumina project proposed by the proponent- which could be associated to the instant proposal- is also under consideration and a site visit by a Sub Committee of the EAC is t shortly take place.

 

              The Committee proposed that a scheme for phased acquisition of land by the proponent with details of action being taken towards this end including resettlement/ rehabilitation and accompanied by due assurances may be called for from the proponent. The case may be reconsidered by the Committee subject to its satisfaction that the project is current for implementation. As of now no such conclusion may be drawn. Further, it was also desired that the company shall submit the information regarding supply of coal is from the running mine or from the new mines along with the status of environmental clearance of the coal mine.

 

 

11.2.11    Induction Furnace (1,80,000 TPA, Ingots / Billets) and Rolling Mill (1,80,000 TPA, M.S. Structures/ Bars) at Plot 49-A, Industrial Growth Centre (APIIC), Village Thumakunta, Mandal Hindupur,  District Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh by M/s Sasa Metal Private Limited Environmental Clearance reg.

 

   The project authorities and their consultant Consafescience (India)- Shri Datta Envirotech, Hyderabad 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 5th  Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 24th –25th November, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Induction Furnace and Rolling Mills are listed at Sl. No. 3(a) under Category ‘B’ but apprised at the Central level due to location of the project within 10 km distance of interstate boundary   as per the general condition of EIA Notification, 2006. Public hearing was exempted since the project is located in notified Industrial Area. PAs have submitted a copy of the Gazette Notification issued by the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh vide letter dated 4th March, 1995 indicating location of the project in notified Industrial Growth Centre (APIIC) at Hindupur, Anantpur, A.P

 

M/s Sasa Metal Pvt. Ltd. have proposed for the Induction Furnace (1,80,000 TPA, Ingots/Billets) and Rolling Mill (1,80,000 TPA, M.S. Structures/Bars) at Plot No. 49-A, Industrial Growth Centre (APIIC), Viallge Thumakunta, Hindupur, District Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. Total project area is 5 acres.  No R & R is involved. No national park / wild life sanctuary / reserve forest is located within 10 km radius of the project site. Rivers Penna and Kumudarati flow at a distance of 3 & 6 km respectively. Distance of proposed site from Andhra pradesh- Karnataka state border is 2.5 km. Total cost of the project is Rs. 50.0 Crores. Rs. 5.0 Crores and Rs.50.0 Lakhs/annum will be earmarked towards capital costs and recurring cost/annum for environment pollution control measures. Following are the details of facilities to be installed and products to be manufactured:

 

 S.No.

Name of the unit

Product Name

Capacity (TPA)

1.

Induction Furnace

Ingots / Billets

1,80,000 (2x25 TPC, 1x500 TPD)

4 crucibles with 2 in operating mode and 2 in stand-by mode

2.

Rolling Mill

M.S. Structures/Bars

1,80,000 (1x500 TPD)

           

 Wet scrubber and bag filters will be provided to control particulate matter within 100 mg/Nm3.     Fume extraction system with spark arrestor, bag filters, ID fans and stacks of adequate height will be provided to induction furnace. SO2 will be generated from the rolling mill due to the ‘S’  present in the furnace oil i.e LDO. Ventury wet scrubber will be provided to Rolling mill. Total water requirement from APIIC will be 48 m3/day.   There is no generation of waste water from the proposed units. The water is continuously re-circulated in the cooling water circuits and will be evaporated. No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted. Domestic water will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.

  

            Mill scales / crop cuts from the rolling mill will be sold to M.S. Scrap dealers / resued in Indcution furnace.  Induction furnace slag after metal recovery will be used in land fill in low lying areas / sold to brick manufacturers.  Used oil and lubricant will be disposed off to authorized recyclers. Green belt will be developed in 1.65 acres, out of total plant area of 5 acres. Total power requirement will be 23,000 KVA. D.G set (1,250 KVA) will be provided.          

 

            After detailed deliberations, the Committee deferred the proposal and sought following additional information for reconsideration of the project. 

 

1.    It was noted that the data generated for AAQ was erroneous which needs to be rechecked

2.    Details regarding seismicity of the area.

 

 

11.2.12    Integrated Steel Plant (0.3 MTPA): Beneficiation Plant, Pelletization Plant, Sponge Iron Plant, Induction Furnace, Rolling Mill and Captive Power Plant at Notified Industrial Estate, Gram Hargarh, Tehsil Sihora, District Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh by M/s. Euro Pratik Ispat Private Limited – Environmental Clearance reg.

 

The project authorities and their consultant 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 93rd  Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committe (Industry) held during 14th – 16th April, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Integrated steel plants and Captive Power Plant (>50 MW) are listed at S.No. 3(a) under Category ‘A’ and appraised at the Central level. Public hearing was exempted since the project is located in notified Hargarh Industrial Area.

 

M/s Euro Pratik Ispat Pvt. Ltd. have proposed for Integrated Steel Plant (0.3 MTPA) comprising Beneficiation Plant, Pelletization Plant, Sponge Iron Plant, Induction Furnace, Rolling Mill and Captive Power Plant at Notified Industrial Estate, Gram Hargarh, Tehsil Sihora, District Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. No national Park/wild life sanctuary is located within 10 km radius of the project site. Hargarh RF (1.7 km NNW) and Dhanwahd RF (6 km NNE) is located within 10 km radius of the project site. Total project area is 25 acres Total cost of the project is Rs. 740.0 Crores. Rs. 22 Crores and Rs. 11.30 Crores will be earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost for environmental pollution control measures. Following are the details of the proposed plants:

 

S.No.

Units

Capacity

1

Beneficiation & Pelletization Plant

0.6 MTPA

2

DRI Sponge Iron Unit

(Coal based)

4x350 TPD

3

Induction Furnace

4x25 MTPA

4

Rolling Mill

80 TPH

5

Captive Power Plant

        WHRB (4x35 TPH)        

         AFBC (1x150 TPH)

60 MW

32MW
28 MW

 

       Iron ore, Coal, Laterite, Bentonite will be used as raw materials. Low grade lateritic ore will be beneficiated by Magnetic separation, serial launders and floation into high-grade ore with 67% Fe content in the beneficiation plant.  The high-grade ore fines with Benetonite will be converted to green balls and baked to manufacture pellets in pelletization plant.  The pellets along with pulverized coal will be fed to DRI kiln to reduce Fe2O3 into Fe.  The sponge iron will be fed to Induction furnace to make ingots / billets which will be casted in rolling form of steel i.e. angles, channels, rods, TMT Bars, hot rolled coils, cold rolled coils in rolling mill. Power will be generated in CPP (12 MW coal and char based) and WHRB (48 MW) using waste gases.       

 

Gaseous emission will be controlled by installing air pollution control equipments.  Dust suppression will be done by water sprinkling to control fugitive emissions due to transportation activities. Bag filters will be provided to Crusher, coal pulverization section, additive grinding section, bentonite hopper section, additive hopper section and return material hopper of Iron ore beneficiation & Pelletization Plant. Multi cyclone will be provided to Pelletization Grate and Pelletization cooler. In the Sponge Iron plant, bag filters will be provided at coal crusher, coal crusher transfer point, Iron ore screen, Iron ore ground, hopper, Stock house, Cooler discharge, product house, loading point of Sponge Iron and char.  Fume extraction system with bag filters will be provided to Induction Furnace, LRF and CCM. Bag filters will be provided to Rolling Mill. ESP will be provided to WHRB and AFBC boiler of Power Plant. Bag filters will be provided to Coal crushers and screens of Power Plant. Water sprinkling will be done along the haul roads to control dust arising from vehicular movement.  

 

Total water requirement for the proposed project from Audyogik Kendra Vikas Nigam, Jabalpur is 900 m3/day. STP will be installed for the treatment of wastewater and the treated water will be used for dust suppression, plantation etc. Blow down water will be used as make-up water for Sponge Iron plant. Waste water generated from RO/DM plant will be fed back to sponge iron kiln after neutralization. Filter press technology will be used to recover water from solid waste in Beneficiation unit. Domestic wastewater will be disposed off into the soak pit via septic tank. Zero discharge will be maintained in the proposed plant.

 

Solid waste generated from Iron ore beneficiation and Pelletization plant will be used for filling up abandoned mines pit, red brick making and making other building material like blocks etc. Char lumps generated from Sponge iron plant will be partly sold to brick manufacturers or can be used in AFBC boiler and the rest will be dumped in char dumping yard. Dolochar along with DSC discharge will be dumped in char dumping yard. Induction furnace slag will be crushed to recover metals and the fine slag will be used in civil construction or in brick making and the balance slag will be dumped in char dumping yard. Mill scale from Rolling mill will be sold to nearby cement plants. Scrap generated from Rolling mill will be fed back to Induction Furnace. Fly ash generated from Power Plant will be either sold to Cement plants or used for fly ash brick making. Bed ash will be used on roads as a filling material.

 

Green belt will be developed in 33% of the total plant area. Ear muffs/ear plugs will be provided to workers working in high noise prone areas. Power requirement of 70 MW will be met from Captive Power Plant (60 MW) and State Electricity Board (10 MW).

 

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), cyclones,  bag filters etc. shall be provided to keep the emission levels below 50 mg/Nm3 by installing energy efficient technology.   

 

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

 

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.    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 should be cleaned in ESP before leaving out into the atmosphere through ID fan and stack.

 

  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.

 

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

 

7.    All the char from DRI plant shall be utilized in AFBC boiler of power plant and no char should 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.   

 

8.    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 Bhopal

 

9.    As proposed, green belt should be developed in 33 % area.

 

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

 

11.  Prior permission from the State Forest Department should be taken regarding likely impact of the expansion of the proposed steel plant on the reserve forests. Measures should be taken to prevent impact of particulate emissions / fugitive emissions, if any from the proposed plant on the surrounding reserve forests viz. Hargarh RF (1.7 km NNW) and Dhanwahd RF (6 km NNE)  located within 10 km radius of the project site. Further, Conservation Plan for the conservation of wild fauna in consultation with the State Forest Department should be prepared and implemented.

                                 

12.  At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar. Implementation of such program should be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

 

11.2.13    Expansion of integrated cement plant clinker ( 0.8 to 1.0 MTPA), Cement ( 1.0 to 1.5 MTPA) and Limestone (1.3 to 1.6 MTPA) at Ramapuram Village, Mellacheruvu Mandal, Nalgonda District, Andhra Pradesh by M/s  Rain Industries  Limited (EC).

                                           

  Project authorities didn’t attend the meeting and, therefore, it was decided that proposal shalld be considered afresh whenever requested by the PAs.

 

11.2.14    Integrated Steel Plant (2.5 MTPA) with Captive Power Plant (559 MW) at Village Patrapalli & Kotmar, District Raigarh, Chhattisgarh by M/s Visa Steel Limited.- Reg. Environmental Clearance reg.

           

            The project authorities and their consultant EMTRC Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Delhi & Envirotechno Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Bhilai 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 90th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) held during 6th –8th January, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP.  The Committee prescribed the TORs and advised the project proponent to submit the draft EIA report  to the Chhattisgarh Enviornment Conservation Board (CECB) for conducting public hearing. The final EIA report incorporating the response to the issues raised during the public hearing shall be submitted to the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance. All the Integrated Steel Plants are listed at Sl. No. 3 (a) under Primary Metallurgical Industries under of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at Central level.

 

            M/s Visa Steel Ltd. have proposed for the Integrated Steel Plant (2.5 MTPA) alongwith Captive Power Plant (559 MW) at Village Patrapalli & Kotmar, District Raigarh, Chhattisgarh. Total project area is 400 ha. No forest land is involved.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 9,349 Crores. Rs. 320 Crores and 35 Crores will be earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost for environmental pollution control measures.  A number of reserve forests are located within 10 km radius.  Following units will be installed:

 

S.N.

Name of the  unit

Capacity

1

Blast Furnace (2x900 Cum)

1.764 MTPA 

molten metal

2

DRI Plant (8x500 TPD)

1.2 MTPA

Sponge Iron

3

Iron ore beneficiation and Pellet Plant (2x1.2 MTPA)

2.4 MTPA

Pellets

4

Coal washery (2x2.5 MTPA)

5.0 MTPA

5

Sinter Plant (2x120 SQM)

2.4 MTPA

6

Non-recovery coke oven

0.8 MTPA

7

Steel Melting shop  (EAF Furnace-2x150 t, LRF-2x150 t, Concast-2x6 Strand Billet Caster)

2.5MTPA

8

Rolling Mill (Bar & Wire Rod Mill - 1.25 MTPA, Section Mill - 1.25 MTPA)

2.5 MTPA

9

Captive Power Plant (WHRB-2x77 MW = 154 MW CFBC 3x135 MW =405 MW)

559 MW

10

Oxygen Plant (2x 500 TPD)

1000 TPD

 

                  Proposed product mix will be as follows:

                 

S.No.

Product

 

Total

1.

Bar & wire Rod Mill product

MS Billets

TMT Bar 5 mm-63 mm

Plain Round Bars

RCS 40-63 mm

Angles 50-100

 

 

4,00,000 t

3,00,000 t

3,00,000 t

2,50,000 t

 

 

Total

12,50,000

12,50,000

2

Section Mill Products

Heavy Beams > 350 to 600

 

2,00,000 t

2,00,000 t

 

 

           

            Iron ore from Orissa by rail, dolomite from Bilaspur through road, limestone from Raigarh through from road and coal will be used as raw materials. DR and MBF technology will be used. 16 Nos. of non- recovery type coke oven batteries will be installed to meet the requirements of Met Coke.  To promote economic efficiency and minimize coke consumption, the pulverized coal injection system will be used.   

 

            ESP, bag filters will be provided to control particulate emission within 50 mg/Nm3.  A de-sulphurization plant will be installed for removal of sulphur from hot metal.  BF gas will be used in sinter plant after cleaning in gas cleaning plant (GCP). Fugitive dust emission will be controlled using water sprinkling systems, closed conveyors, bag filters etc.  Hot waste gases from DRI kiln will pass through DSC and ABC and then cleaned in ESP before letting out into atmosphere through ID fan and stack.  Bag filter and tall chimney will be provided to coke oven and by product plant.  ESP will be provided to sinter plant, pellet plant, DRI Plant, bag filters, GCP, cast house and stock house will be provided to Blast Furnace plant.  Bag filter, gas cooler, chimney will be provided to SMS.

 

Total water requirement from River Sapnai will be 3,550 m3/hr.  Effluent treatment plant (ETP) will be installed for the treatment of wastewater. Sewage will be treated in STP.  No treated effluent will be discharged.  Treated liquid effluent will be recycled / reused. Char and washery rejects will be utilized in AFBC power plants.  Slag will be sold to crusher units and cement manufacturers.  Other solid waste will be dumped in dump yard till any final use is found.  The fly ash will be sold to the cement plants.  Bottom ash will be used for land filling and road making.  Steel scrap will be used in BOF as coolant.  BF slag will be sold as by product.  Flue dust from different plants will be used in sinter plant.  Spent oil and lubricants will be given to authorized recyclers. Green belt will be developed in 33% area. CPP (550 MW) will be installed.  154 MW power will be generated using WHRB; 405 MW power will be generated using CFBC boiler where char and washery rejects will be used as fuel.

 

The public hearing of the project was held on 10th October, 2009. The issues  raised during the public hearing regarding include raw material availability , cutting of trees, education to the local people,  measures for pollution control, provision of employment etc. have been addressed and incorporated in the final 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.  Efforts should be made to reduce RSPM levels in the ambient air and a time bound action plan should be submitted. 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), gas cleaning plant, cyclone, multi-cyclone, wet scrubber, bag filters etc. should be provided to keep the emission levels below 50 mg/Nm3 by installing energy efficient technology.  

 

2.  As proposed, Electrostatic precipitator (ESP) shall be provided to sinter plant, WHRB, CFBC, DRI and slag cement plants; bag house to blast furnace and ESP & bag filters to by-product recovery type of coke oven to control SPM levels within 50 mg/Nm3. Fume extraction system with bag filters should be provided to electric arc furnace and ladle furnace.

 

3.  All the standards prescribed for the coke oven plants shall be followed as per the latest guidelines. Naphthalene scrubbing unit should be provided to remove residual naphthalene from coke oven gas. Ammonia released in de-sulphurization section of coke oven plant shall be catalytically cracked to Nitrogen and Hydrogen.  BF top gas shall be cleaned in dust catcher and gas cleaning plant (GCP) comprising of bag filters and used in furnace of CSP, BF, EAF, sinter plant, lime & dolo plant. Bag filters with adequate stack height shall be provided to lime and dolo plant. Proper and full utilization of coke oven gases in power plant using heat recovery steam generators should be ensured and no flue gases shall be discharged into the air.

 

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

 

5.  Gaseous emission levels including secondary fugitive emissions from all the sources should 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. New standards for the sponge iron plant issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R. 414(E) dated 30th May, 2008 should be followed.

 

6.  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 should be cleaned in ESP before leaving out into the atmosphere through ID fan and stack.

 

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

 

8.  Total water requirement from River Sapnai shall not exceed 3,500 m3/hr. Efforts should further be made to use maximum water from the rain water harvesting sources. As proposed, modified wet quenching system should be provided to coke oven plant. Air cooled condensers and closed circuit cooling system should be provided to reduce water consumption and water requirement shall be modified accordingly. All the effluent shall be treated and used for ash handling, dust suppression and green belt development.  No effluent shall be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge should be adopted. Sanitary sewage should be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.

 

9.  Effluent treatment plant (ETP) shall be provided for the treatment of Phenolic effluent from coke oven plant and the treated water should be used for sprinkling at coal stockyard. Clarifier, sludge pond and filter press should be provided in raw water treatment plant. DM plant water should be neutralized in neutralization pit and the treated water should be used for ash handling. Process wastewater should be recycled / reused in the plant. Cooling tower blow down should be reused in the plant for dust suppression and slag granulation, pig casting machine etc. Provision of separate drains for the process and storm water should be kept.

 

10.  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.

 

11.  Measures should be taken to prevent impact of particulate emissions / fugitive emissions, if any from the proposed plant on the surrounding reserve forests located within 10 km radius of the project site. Further, Conservation Plan for the conservation of wild fauna in consultation with the State Forest Department shall be prepared and implemented. A separate fund shall be earmarked in this regard.

 

12.  Regular monitoring of influent and effluent surface, sub-surface and ground water 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 Bhopal, CSPCB and CPCB.

 

13.  All the wastewater from the coke oven plant containing cyanide, phenol and COD etc. should be properly treated in the BOD plant. Continuous monitoring of Total Organic Compounds (TOC) should be done at the outlet of ETP (BOD plant) and recovery of products like tar, ammonia, naphthalene etc. should be ensured.

 

14.  The water consumption should not exceed 16 m3/Ton of Steel as per prescribed standard.

 

15.  All the standards prescribed for the coke oven plants shall be followed as per the latest guidelines. Proper and full utilization of coke oven gases in power plant using heat recovery steam generators should be ensured and no flue gases should be discharged into the air.

 

16.  Iron ore fines, process dust, and mill scales should be recycled to sinter plant to produce sinter.  Sludge and slag from electric arc furnace (EAF) should also be recycled in the sinter plant.

 

17.  All the coal fines, char from DRI plant and washery rejects should be utilized in AFBC boiler of power plant and no char should be used for briquette making or disposed off anywhere else. AFBC boiler should be installed simultaneously along with the DRI plant to ensure full utilization of char from the beginning.  All the blast furnace (BF) slag should be granulated and used in manufacturing Portland Slag Cement (PSC) in the proposed cement plant. Scrap should be used in steel melting shop (SMS). EAF & SMS slag and kiln accretions should be properly utilized. All the other solid waste including broken refractory mass should be properly disposed off in environment-friendly manner. Tar sludge from coke oven decanter, waste oil and oil sludge should be properly disposed as per Hazardous Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 1989 as subsequently amended.

 

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

 

19.  Proper utilization of fly ash should be ensured as per Fly Ash Notification, 1999 and subsequent amendment in 2003. All the fly ash generated should be fully utilized in manufacturing of Pozollona Portland Cement (PPC) and BF slag in should be ensured.

 

20.  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 Bhopal, CSPCB and CPCB. 

 

21.  A time bound action plan should be submitted to reduce solid waste, its proper utilization and disposal.

 

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

 

23.  As proposed, green belt should be developed in 33 % area.

 

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

 

25.  At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal. Implementation of such program should be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

26.  Rehabilitation and Resettlement Plan for the project affected population including tribals shall be implemented as per the policy of the State Govt. in consultation with the State Govt. of Chhattisgarh. Compensation paid in any case should not be less than the norms prescribed under the National Resettlement and Rehabilitation Policy, 2007.

 

 

Proposals for TORs

 

11.2.15    Ferro Alloy Plant (Submerged Arc Furnace (1 x 9.0 MVA); 38,854 TPA (Silico Manganese/ ferro manganese / ferro silicon (22,855TPA) and High Carbon Ferro Chrome (15,999 TPA) at Mouza Birsingpur P.O & P.S Barjora, District Bankura, West Bengal M/s Keyal Ferrotech Limited- (TOR)

 

 

               The project authorities and their consultant Green Oracle, Kolkata gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft TORs for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Ferro Alloy Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgical Industries under Category ‘A’ and appraised at the Central level.

 

                M/s Keyal Ferrotech Ltd have  proposed for the Ferro Alloy Plant (Submerged Arc Furnace (1 x 9.0 MVA); 38,854 TPA (Silico Manganese/ ferro manganese / ferro silicon (22,855TPA) and High Carbon Ferro Chrome (15,999 TPA)   at Mauza Birsingpur P.O. & P.S. Barjora, District Bankura, West Bengal. Total land acquired is 4.8 acres of which 1.584 acres is earmarked for green belt development.   Beliator PF   and Gobindapur PF are located at a distance of 1.5 km and 9.5 km respectively. River Damodar flows at a distance of 7 km.  Total cost of the project is Rs.12.72 Crores.   

  

Water requirement of 100 m3/d will be met from the Block Development Office, Barjora. Closed re-circular cooling water system will be provided. Cooling tower blow down will be collected in a sump/guard pond and recycled / reused in the cooling tower itself.  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 waste water will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit. Power requirement of 33 MW will be sourced from WBSEB.  D.G. Sets (2x160 KVA) will also be installed.

 

High efficiency bag filter/water cooled heat exchanger / spark arrestor / I.D.  fan connected to 30 m stack will be provided to control particulate emissions within 50 mg/Nm3.             Dedusting system and water sprinkling system will be provided to arrest fugitive emissions. 

               

            Solid / hazardous waste will be generated in the form of Ferro Manganese slag (30,000 TPA) and will be used in manufacture of Silico-Manganese.  Silico-Manganese slag (1,200 TPA) will be used for road construction and own land filling prupose.  Chrome slag (3,099 TPA) will be disposed off through common hazardous waste disposal facility of Ramkey at Mangalpur, Raniganj, West Bengal.  Waste / used / spent oil and used batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers / re-processors. 

 

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

 

1.            Executive summary of the project.

2.            Photographs of plant area.

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

4.           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.

5.           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.

6.           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.

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

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

9.           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.

10.        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”.

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

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

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

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

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 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.

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 Modelling 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 100 m3/day ground water from bore wells should be included. 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.        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.

36.        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.

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

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

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

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

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

42.        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.

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

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

45.        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.

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

 

The following general points should be noted:

 

(i)            All documents should be properly indexed, page numbered.

(ii)           Period/date of data collection should be clearly indicated.

(iii)          Authenticated English translation of all material provided in Regional languages.

(iv)         The letter/application for environmental clearance should quote the MOEF file No. and also attach a copy of the letter.

(v)          The copy of the letter received from the Ministry should be also attached as an annexure to the final EIA-EMP Report.

(vi)         The index of the final EIA-EMP report must indicate the specific chapter and page no. of the EIA-EMP Report

(vii)        While preparing the EIA report, the instructions for the proponents and instructions for the consultants issued by MoEF vide O.M. No. J-11013/41/2006-IA.II (I) dated 4th August, 2009, which are available on the website of this Ministry should also be followed.

(viii)       The consultants involved in the preparation of EIA/EMP report after accreditation with Quality Council of India (QCl) / National Accreditation Board of Education and Training (NABET) would need to include a certificate in this regard in the EIA/EMP reports prepared by them and data provided by other organization/Laboratories including their status of approvals etc.  

           

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

 

11.2.16    Cement Grinding Unit (500 TPD=1.65 MTPA) at Dag no. 428-430, 421-424, 403, 405,407, patta no. 41,61,174,86,70,94,195,10,46,47 Village Sila, Tehsil Sila, Sundarigoopa, District Kamrup, Assam by M/s Lalita Minerals Private Limited - (TOR)

 

The project authorities did not attend the meeting and there was no information in this regard. The committee decided that the proposal may be placed before the Committee as and when requested by the proponent.

 

11.2.17    Proposed Ferro Alloys Plant (Ferro Silicon – 15 TPD/ Silico Mangnese 30 TPD / Ferro Mangnese – 40 TPD) at Plot No. 5 & 6 Industrial Park, Village- Gollapuram, Mandal-Hindupur, Dist-Ananthapur, Andhra Pradesh by M/s Sri Ramakrishna Ferro Alloys (India) Pvt. Ltd.-  (TOR)

 

   The project authorities and their consultant gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft TORs for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Ferro Alloy Plants are listed at S. No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgical Industries under Category ‘A’ and appraised at the Central level.

                                                                                                                                  

M/s. Sri Ramakrishna Ferro Alloys (India) Pvt. Ltd. have proposed for the ferroalloy plant (15 TPD ferrosilicon/30 TPD silico manganese/40 TPD ferromanganese) at plot no. 5 and 6, Industrial Park, Gollapuram (V), Hindupur (M), Ananthapur (Dist), Andhra Pradesh in an area of 17.79 acres. Green Belt will be developed in an area of 23,957 m2. No National parks/wildlife sanctuary/reserved forest is located within 10 km radius. The nearest human habitation is Gollapuram village at a distance of 0.8 km. The River Penna  flows at a  distance of 2.5 km. The total cost of the project is 974.4 lakhs of which Rs 25 Lakhs  is for pollution control measures. About 5% of the total cost of the project is earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility.

 

Ferrosilicon/Ferromanganese / Silico manganese will be manufactured in Submerged Electric Arc Furnace (SEAF) of 6000 KVA. The process involves blending of raw materials, charging and smelting of raw materials in SEAF at 1600-1700 °C, tapping and cooling of the molten materials, breaking and cleaning and packing of the product for market selling quartz, coke/charcoal, M.S. Scrap, manganese ore, electrode paste etc. will be used as raw materials.

 

The water requirement of 24 m3/day will be met from the APIIC. The cooling water will be recycled  and boiler blow down will be utilized for dust suppression and greenbelt development. Domestic waste water shall be treated in septic tank and finally discharged into the soak-pit. No effluent will be discharged to outside the factory premises. The total power requirement is 6500 KVA.

Air pollution management will be by fume extraction through hood by induced draft fan and treated in bag filters and finally treated gas will be discharged into the atmosphere through the stacks. Fugitive emissions will be controlled by sprinkling water at loading and unloading points and by provision of non-leaking of pipe connections, valves, fan, compressor etc. The slag generated from the production process would be sold to cast iron foundries for further utilization. Rejects generated during the cleaning of the product will be recycled back into the production process. Dust from the bag filters will be sold to brick/cement manufacturers. Waste oil and used batteries would be  sold to authorized recyclers/reprocessors.

                                                                                                                                                               

 

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

 

1.            Executive summary of the project.

2.            Photographs of plant area.

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

4.            A copy of Gazette Notification showing that the  unit is located in the Notified Industrial Area.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

20.          Air quality modeling for 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

28.           ‘Permission’ for the drawl of 24 m3/day from APIIC . Water balance data must be provided. 

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

30.          Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

36.          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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

43.          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.

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

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

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

 

The following general points should be noted:

 

(i)            All documents should be properly indexed, page numbered.

(ii)           Period/date of data collection should be clearly indicated.

(iii)          Authenticated English translation of all material provided in Regional languages.

(iv)         The letter/application for environmental clearance should quote the MOEF file No. and also attach a copy of the letter.

(v)          The copy of the letter received from the Ministry should be also attached as an annexure to the final EIA-EMP Report.

(vi)         The index of the final EIA-EMP report must indicate the specific chapter and page no. of the EIA-EMP Report

(vii)        While preparing the EIA report, the instructions for the proponents and instructions for the consultants issued by MoEF vide O.M. No. J-11013/41/2006-IA.II (I) dated 4th August, 2009, which are available on the website of this Ministry should also be followed.

(viii)       The consultants involved in the preparation of EIA/EMP report after accreditation with Quality Council of India (QCl) / National Accreditation Board of Education and Training (NABET) would need to include a certificate in this regard in the EIA/EMP reports prepared by them and data provided by other organization/Laboratories including their status of approvals etc. 

           

 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 final EIA report shall be submitted to the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance.  It is noted that no public hearing/consultation is required due to project being located in notified industrial area as per Section (iii), Stage (3), Para (i)(b) of EIA Notification 2006.

 

 

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

 

11.2.18    Ferro Alloy Plant (2x3.6 MVA & 2x6 MVA, SAF) and Induction Furnace at Sy. No. 218,  219, 220 & 222, Village Chinnamandadi, Mandal Peddamandadi, District Mahabubnagar, Andhra Pradesh   by M/s SMTC Power & Industries Private Limited - (TOR)

 

 

               The project authorities and their consultant Sri Sai Manasa Nature Tech Pvt. Ltd.  gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft TORs for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Ferro Alloy Plants are listed at S.N. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgical Industries under Category ‘A’ and appraised at the Central level.

 

  M/s SMTC Power & Industries Pvt. Ltd.  have proposed for the  Ferro Alloy Plant (2x3.6 MVA & 2x6 MVA,SAF) and Induction Furnace at Sy. No. 218, 219, 220 & 222, Village Chinnamandadi, Mandal Peddamandadi, District Mahabubnagar, Andhra Pradesh. It is proposed to manufacture 20,000 TPA of Ferro Alloys (10,000 TPA of ferro manganese and 10,000 TPA of Silico Mangnese), 3,000 TPA of Pig Iron and 20, 000 of Steel.  The proponent informed the Committee  that they were awarded ‘TORs’ vide letter No.J-11011/541/2009-IA-II(I) dated 26th October, 2009 but are forced to change location due to local politics from Industrial Park, Gooty, APIIC, Ananthapur District, Andhra Pradesh, to Sy No. 218, 219, 220 & 222, Chinnamandadi (V), Peddamendadi (M), Mahabubnagar, Andhra Pradesh. No ecological sensitive areas are located within 15 km.  Village Chinnamandadi is located at 2 km from the project site.  Total land acquired is 30 acres.  Total cost of the project is Rs.30 Crores. 

 

 The main raw materials for Ferro alloys plant are Manganese Ore, Coal, Coke, Dolomite, Quartz and Carbon paste. Ferro Alloys will be manufactured in electric arc furnace by smelting ore, coke, coal and briquettes. Pulse jet bag filters will be provided to control dust emissions.  Stacks (30 m) will be provided to furnace as per CPCB guidelines. Total ground water requirement from bore wells will be 210 m3/day. 

 

 Liquid effluents will be treated in effluent treatment plant (ETP).  Cooling tower blow down will be recycled / reused for cooling. 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 (10 KLD) will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted.

 

Slag (50 TPD) and fly ash from bag filters (14.03 TPD) will be sold to brick manufacturers. Furnace dust will be reused for sinter making.  Slag will be disposed to slag cement manufacturing plants.   Waste / used / spent oil and used batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers / re-processors.

 

The Committee decided to prescribe the same TORs  as were   communicated  vide Ministry’s letter no. .J-11011/541/2009-IA-II(I) dated 26th October, 2009  for undertaking detailed EIA /EMP study. The proponent were advised that the draft EIA/EMP report shall be submitted to the Andhra Pradesj 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 and Public hearing  reports.      

 

 

 

11.2.19    Expansion of Steel Plant by Installing Sponge Iron Plant (3x100 TPD=1,08,000 TPA) along with Captive Power Plant (12 MW) at Paiki Village, Marar, District Ramgarh, Jharkhand by M/s. Radha Casting & Metaliks (P) Ltd. - (TOR)

 

  The project authorities and their consultant Consafe Science (India) - Shri Datta Envirotech, Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft TORs for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Sponge Iron Plants (more than 200 TPD) are listed at S.No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgical Industries under Category ‘A’ and appraised at the Central level.  

 

              M/s Radha Casting & Metalik (P) Ltd.  have proposed for the  expansion of Steel Plant by installing Sponge Iron Plant (3x100 TPD = 1,08,000 TPA) along with Captive Power Plant (12 NW) at Paiki Village, Marar, District Ramgarh, Jharkhand.  Environment clearance for the existing plant was accorded vide MoEF’s letter No.J-11011/507/2009 dated 23rd December, 2009.  Public hearing meeting was held on 30th July, 2009.  PAs have mentioned that sponge iron plant (3x100 TPD) with CPP (12 MW) is proposed due to shortage of raw material i.e. sponge iron for the existing induction furnace.   Total project area is 22 acres and expansion will be carried out in the same premises.  The green belt will be developed 7.26 acres (33%) of 22 acres. River Damodar  flows at a distance of 1.5 km.  Total cost of the project is Rs.84 Crores. 

 

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

 

S.No.

Facilities

Products

A.

EXISTING

 

1.

Mini Blast Furnace

15,000 TPA

2.

Induction Furnace

15,000 TPA

3.

Submerged Arc Furnace

9,000 TPA

4.

Cement Grinding Unit

18,000 TPA

5.

Re-Rolling Mill

18,000 TPA

B.

PROPOSED

 

1.

Sponge Iron  (100x3 kilns)

1,08,000 TPA

2.

Captive Power Plant

12 MW

 

            Iron ore (1,83,600 TPA), coal (15,120 TPA) and lime stone (5,400 TPA) will be used as raw materials. The rotary kilns will be provided for reduction of iron ore into sponge iron using non-coking coal as reductant and heated up to 1000 0C to 1050 0C to reduce iron oxide of the ore to metallic iron.  The reduced material from the kiln will be cooled in rotary cooler.  Magnetic spray iron will be used for steel making in the existing unit and non-magnetic char will be used for power generation through FBC boiler. Atmospheric Fluidized Bed Combustion (AFBC, 6 MW) and Waste Heat Recovery Boiler (WHRB) (6 MW) will be installed to make use of waste gases from  DRI kiln and char. Total power requirement will be 12 MW and sourced from captive power plant (12 MW).

 

            Electrostatic precipitator (ESP) will be provided to Sponge Iron Plant, WHRB & AFBC power plant to control SPM within 50 mg/Nm3.  Base line data was collected by the PA for the existing plant w.e.f. July, 2008 to May, 2009 and data submitted indicated SPM (12.1 – 48.6 mg/Nm3), RSPM (30.1 -35.6 mg/m3), SO2 (8.8 – 16.0 mg/m3) and NOx (10.2-15.7 mg/m3)  and are within the permissible limits as per notification dated 16th November, 2009.  Hot gases for the rotary kiln will be passed through dust settling chamber after burning chamber and then led to waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB) to generate steam for power generation.  The gas will be cleaned in ESP before letting out into the atmosphere through ID fans and stack (75m). De-dusting system will be provided to control dust from various material transfer points.  Dust extraction system with bag filters will be provided to material handling points, raw material storage, cover discharge product area.  All conveyor belt will be covered with G.I. Sheet.  Water sprinkling will be provided for dust suppression during unloading.

 

Total ground water requirement from bore wells will be 280 m3/day.  Heat exchangers will be provided for cooling.  Closed-circuit cooling system will be provided and all the cooler water will be re-circulated.  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.   Oil and grease will be separated using oil separators.  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 char (36 TPD) generated from the DRI plant will be utilized as fuel in the AFBC boiler.  Accretion slag will be used in road construction.  Ash from FBC and WHRB boiler (45 TPD) and dust from bag filter will be given to brick/cement manufacturers.   Waste / used / spent oil and used batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers / re-processors.  D.G. set will be kept in separate closed room with acoustic enclosures.

 

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

 

1.        Executive summary of the project.

2.        Compliance to the environmental clearance stipulated in the environmental clearance accorded by the Ministry for the existing plant.

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

4.        A map indicating distance between project site and critically/severely polluted area and a certificate from the CPCB/SPCB certifying the same.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

16.      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..

17.      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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

43.      Permission for the drawl of 280 m3/day ground water from bore well from the SGWB/CGWA or concerned authority and water balance data including quantity of effluent generated, recycled and reused and discharged is to be provided. Methods adopted/to be adopted for the water conservation should be included.

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

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

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

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

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

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

50.      Wastewater characteristics (heavy metals, anions and cations, trace metals, PAH) from washed / beneficiated plants / washery or any other source should be included.

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

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

53.      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.

54.      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.

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

56.      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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

63.      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.

64.      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.

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

66.      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.

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

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

69.      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.     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.

 

In addition to the above, information on the following may also be incorporated in the EIA report.

 1.  Is the project intended to have CDM-intent? 

(i)      If not, then why?

(ii)     If yes, then 

(a)      Has PIN (Project Idea Note) {or PCN (Project Concept Note)} submitted to the ‘NCA’ (National CDM Authority) in the MoEF?

(b)      If not, then by when is that expected?

(c)      Has PDD (Project Design Document) been prepared?

(d)      What is the ‘Carbon intensity’ from your electricity generation projected (i.e. CO2 Tons/MWH or Kg/KWH)

(e)      Amount of CO2 in Tons/year expected to be reduced from the baseline data available on the CEA’s web-site (www.cea.nic.in)

 

2.   Notwithstanding 1(i) above, data on (d) & (e) above to be worked out and reported. 

 

            It was decided that ‘TORs’ prescribed by the Expert  Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. The draft EIA/EMP report shall be submitted to the 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. Further it is noted that the unit is located at Ramgarh which has been identified as severely polluted area. Therefore, comments from the SPCB regarding impact of the plant on the AAQ shall be obtained.

 

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

 

 

11.2.20    Ferro Alloys Plant (Fe-Mn 30, 000 MTPA &  Si-Mn 75, 000 MTPA) at Khasra No. 458, Nandini Mines, P.O. Ahiwara District Durg, Chhattisgarh by M/s Sail & Moil Ferro Alloys Pvt. Ltd (SMFAPL). (TOR)

 

The project authorities and their consultant Envision, Surat gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft TORs for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Ferro Alloy Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgical Industries under Category ‘A’ and appraised at the Central level.

 

     M/s. Sail & Moil Ferro Alloys Pvt. Ltd. (SMFAPL) have proposed for the  Ferro Alloys Plant (Fe-Mn 30,000 MTPA & Si-Mn 75,000 MTPA) at Khasra No.458, District Durg, Chhattisgarh.  Total private land is 104 acres is already acquired.  Ahiwara town is at 3 km.  Bhilai city is at 23 km.  No litigation or court case is in pending against the project and / or land where the project is to be set up.  River Shivnath flows at a distance of 7 km.  Proposed project will be located in Seismic Zone III and earth quake resistance structure will be provided. Cost of the proposed project would be Rs. 39,228.0 lakhs. Total capital cost for environmental pollution control measures would be Rs. 1529.0 lakhs and recurring cost per annum would be Rs. 350 lakhs.

 

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

 

S.No.

Facility

Plant Configuration

Product

Production capacity

1.

Submerge Arc Furnace

16.5 MVA x 1

Ferro-Manganese

30,000 MTPA

2.

Submerge Arc Furnace

27.0 MVA x 2

Silico-Manganese

75,000 MTPA

TOTAL PRODUCTION OF FERRO ALLOYS

1,05,000 MTPA

 

               Mn ore (2,26,000 TPA), Iron ore (2,000 TPA), Dolomite (19,000 TPA), Coke (50,500 TPA), Coal 36,000 TPA), Carbon electrode paste (2,400 TPA), Fe-Mn slag (29,000 TPA), quartz (16,300 TPA), will be used as raw materials.  All the raw materials except Manganese ore will be transported by road and Manganese ore will be transported by existing railway.  Power requirement of 220 KVA will be sourced from CSEB. The charged material for manufacturing Fe-Mn & Si-Mn will be continuously reduced by carbon reductants.  Electrode will also be deeply submerged into furnace hearth.  Liquid ferro alloy and slag will be tapped periodically.  Ferro alloys will be casted into casting bed.  Casted ferro alloy will be cooled, cleaned for any slag sticking to it and then transferred to product storage area where it will be broken, screened and stacked for dispatch.   

 

  The smoke and fumes from the ore furnace will be controlled by suction hood ducts and pulse jet bag filters before discharging into the atmosphere through a stack of adequate height. Dual fluid based dust suppression system will be provided at all the material transfer points.  Dust extraction and dust suppression system will be provided to screen house and raw material handling area. Total water requirement of 70 m3/hr will be met from Nandini Mine Pit. The ground water from bore wells or Tandula Canal will be used in emergency and prior permission will be obtained. 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 and used for green belt development.  No industrial waste water will be discharged outside the premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted. 

 

               Fe-Mn slag will be reused in manufacture of Si-Mn. Si-Mn slag will be used for leveling, construction or dumped at a slag yard.  Dust collected from bag filters will be used in fly ash brick manufacturing.  The fines collected from Pollution control equipment will be reused in raw material processing area (i.e briquetting plant) and mixed with the ore to be briquetted and charged in the furnace.  Waste / used spent oil and used batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers / re-processors. Acoustic, enclosures and silencers will be provided. About 34.32 acre of area i.e. 33 % of total plant area shall be developed as green belt.

 

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

 

1.            Executive summary of the project.

2.            Photographs of plant area.

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

4.            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.

5.            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.

6.            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.

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

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

9.            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.

10.          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”.

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

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

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

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

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 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.

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 Modelling 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.          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.

36.          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.

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

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

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

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

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

42.          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.

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

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

45.          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.

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

 

The following general points should be noted:

 

(i)            All documents should be properly indexed, page numbered.

(ii)           Period/date of data collection should be clearly indicated.

(iii)          Authenticated English translation of all material provided in Regional languages.

(iv)         The letter/application for environmental clearance should quote the MOEF file No. and also attach a copy of the letter.

(v)          The copy of the letter received from the Ministry should be also attached as an annexure to the final EIA-EMP Report.

(vi)         The index of the final EIA-EMP report must indicate the specific chapter and page no. of the EIA-EMP Report

(vii)        While preparing the EIA report, the instructions for the proponents and instructions for the consultants issued by MoEF vide O.M. No. J-11013/41/2006-IA.II (I) dated 4th August, 2009, which are available on the website of this Ministry should also be followed.

(viii)       The consultants involved in the preparation of EIA/EMP report after accreditation with Quality Council of India (QCl) / National Accreditation Board of Education and Training (NABET) would need to include a certificate in this regard in the EIA/EMP reports prepared by them and data provided by other organization/Laboratories including their status of approvals etc. 

           

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

 


 

11.2.21    Expansion of Cement Plant (60 TPD) to 1550 TPD) at Mouza Gopinathpur, J.L. No. 85, Plot No. 286 (P) to 291 (P) 1667 (P), 1671 (P), 1673 to 1685, 1689, 1690 (P), 1693 (P) to 1699 (P), 1702 (P), Nasser Avenue, Durgapur, District Burdwan in West Bengal  by M/S Janardan Cement Co(Pvt) Ltd . (TOR)

 

            The project authorities and their consultant gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft TORs for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the cement plants (more than 1.0 MTPA) are listed at S.N. 3(b) under Category ‘A’ and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s Janardan Cement Co (P) Ltd. have proposed for the expansion of Cement Plant (60 TPD to 550 TPD) at Mouza, Gopinathpur, J.L.No.85, Plot No.286 (P) to 291 (P), 1667 (P), 1671 (P), 1673 to 1685, 1689, 1690 (P), 1693 (P) to 1699 (P), 1702 (P), Nasser Avenue, Durgapur, District Burdwan, West Bengal.  Total project area is 3.0 acres.  Land is allotted by Asansol Durgapur Development Authority (ADDA) vide letter dated 2nd April, 1995.  ‘No objection Certificate’ has been granted for 60 TPD Portland and slag cement grinding unit in the existing campus vide WBPCB letter No.245/325/WPB-NOC/96-97 dated 19.1.1998.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 16.00 Crores. 

 

            Clinker (66,000 TPA), Slag (94,200 TPA) and Gypsum (4,800 TPA) are the raw materials that would be required. Power (16 KWh) will be supplied by Durgapur Power Ltd. The manufacturing process is fully enclosed, followed by bag filter except only at lodging / unloding of raw materials. Water sprinkling would be adopted for suppuration of the dust  and for coal fired drier, the particulate emission will be controlled by  cyclone separator & wet scrubber & discharged through 30 m stack as per CPCB norms. 

 

No process water will be required. Make up water requirement for cooling, domestic use and green belt will be 6 m3/day.  The water requirement will be met from Durgapur Projects Limited. All the cooling water will be recycled. The treated effluent will be used in the process itself 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.  All the dust from air pollution control devices will be recycled / reused in the process.   Waste / used / spent oil and used batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers / re-processors.

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

 

1.            Executive summary of the project.

2.            A copy of Gazette Notification that the unit is located in the Notified industrial area.

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

4.            Photographs of plant area.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17.          Mineralogical composition of the dust along with percentage of silica fractions in the dust particle and particle size analysis shall be carried out. Further, personnel exposure monitoring for dust shall be carried out for the workers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

28.           ‘Permission’ for the drawl of 6 m3/day. Water balance data must be provided. 

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

30.          Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

35.          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.

36.          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.

37.          Acton 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 corporate social responsibility and item-wise details alongwith 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.          Compliance to the recommendations made in the CREP Guidelines.

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

 

The following general points should be noted:

 

(i)            All documents should be properly indexed, page numbered.

(ii)           Period/date of data collection should be clearly indicated.

(iii)          Authenticated English translation of all material provided in Regional languages.

(iv)         The letter/application for environmental clearance should quote the MOEF file No. and also attach a copy of the letter.

(v)          The copy of the letter received from the Ministry should be also attached as an annexure to the final EIA-EMP Report.

(vi)         The index of the final EIA-EMP report must indicate the specific chapter and page no. of the EIA-EMP Report

(vii)        While preparing the EIA report, the instructions for the proponents and instructions for the consultants issued by MoEF vide O.M. No. J-11013/41/2006-IA.II (I) dated 4th August, 2009, which are available on the website of this Ministry should also be followed.

(viii)       The consultants involved in the preparation of EIA/EMP report after accreditation with Quality Council of India (QCl) / National Accreditation Board of Education and Training (NABET) would need to include a certificate in this regard in the EIA/EMP reports prepared by them and data provided by other organization/Laboratories including their status of approvals etc. 

           

 

             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 final EIA report shall be submitted to the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance.  It is noted that no public hearing/consultation is required due to project being located in notified industrial area as per Section (iii), Stage (3), Para (i)(b) of EIA Notification 2006.

 

 

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

 


 

11.2.22    Ferro Alloys Plant (1 x 9 MVA, SAF; 38, 854 TPA; Fe-Cr= 15,999 TPA & Fe-Mn/ Fe-Si/Si-Mn= 22,855 TPA) at Mouza Birsingpur, P.O. & P.S. Barjora, District Bankura in West Bengal   by M/s   Mortex Smelters Private Limited- (TOR)

 

            The project authorities and their consultant Green Oracle, Kolkata gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft TORs for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Ferro Alloy Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgical Industries under Category ‘A’ and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s Mortex Smelters Pvt. Ltd. have proposed for the  Ferro Alloy Plant (1x9 MVA,SAF; 38,854 TPA; Fe-Cr= 15,999 TPA & Fe-Mn/Fe- Si/Si-Mn = 22,855 TPA) at Mouza Birsingpur, P.O. & P.S. Barjora, District Bankura, West Bengal.  Total project area is 4.8 acres.  Beliator PF (1.5 km) and Gobindpur PF (9 km) are located within 10 km radius. River Damodar flows at a distance of 7 km.  Durgapur town is at 15 km from the project site.  Total cost of the project is Rs.12.34 crores.

           

Chrome ore (18,750 TPA), Chrome ore lumps (7,500 TPA), coke (1,875 TPA), dolomite (15 TPA)/ quartzite (1,950 TPA) for manufacturing ferro chrome and Mn ore (36,000 TPA), Mn slag (12,000 TPA), coke breeze (12,800 TPA), steel turnings (2,000 TPA) and dolomite (5,400 TPA) will be used as raw materials. Ferro Alloy will be manufactured using smelting process.  Charge material will be charged according to the type of ferro alloy to be manufactured.  The metal and slag will be tapped separately from the furnace every two hours.  The metal will be transferred to ladle and then casted  in casting machine. For ferro chrome manufacturing, chromite ore, and coke with flux  like quartzite and magnesite will be used.  Molten ferro chrome and slag will be tapped separately.  Molten metal will be casted in the casting machine into ingots. Power (12 MW) will be sourced from WBSEB.  D.G. sets (2x160 KVA) will also be installed for emergency use during power failure.

 

            High-efficiency off line clearing bag filters / water cooled heat exchanger / spark arrestor / ID fans and 30 m steel will be provided to control emissions within 50 mg/Nm3.  Fugitive dust will be controlled by water sprinkling system. Total ground water requirement from bore wells will be 100 m3/day.  Closed re-circulation cooling water system will be installed. Cooling tower blow down will be collected in a guard pond and recycled / reused 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.  Treated effluent will be discharged to HAD drain and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted. Silico-Manganese (1,200 TPA) slag will be used for road construction and low land filling inside the plant.  Dust from APCS will be used in making fly ash bucks.  The slag will be granulated and used in civil engineering.   Ferro-Manganese slag (34,000 TPA) will be used to manufacture Silico-Manganese.  Ferro chrome slag (3,099 TPA) will be treated and disposed off to common hazardous disposal facility of Ramkey at Mangalpur, Raniganj, West Bengal.  Waste / used spent oil and used batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers / re-processors.

 

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

 

1.            Executive summary of the project.

2.            Photographs of plant area.

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

4.            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.

5.            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.

6.            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.

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

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

9.            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.

10.          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”.

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

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

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

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

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 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.

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 Modelling 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 100 m3/day ground water from bore wells should be included. 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.          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.

36.          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.

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

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

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

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

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

42.          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.

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

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

45.          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.

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

 

The following general points should be noted:

 

(i)            All documents should be properly indexed, page numbered.

(ii)           Period/date of data collection should be clearly indicated.

(iii)          Authenticated English translation of all material provided in Regional languages.

(iv)         The letter/application for environmental clearance should quote the MOEF file No. and also attach a copy of the letter.

(v)          The copy of the letter received from the Ministry should be also attached as an annexure to the final EIA-EMP Report.

(vi)         The index of the final EIA-EMP report must indicate the specific chapter and page no. of the EIA-EMP Report

(vii)        While preparing the EIA report, the instructions for the proponents and instructions for the consultants issued by MoEF vide O.M. No. J-11013/41/2006-IA.II (I) dated 4th August, 2009, which are available on the website of this Ministry should also be followed.

(viii)       The consultants involved in the preparation of EIA/EMP report after accreditation with Quality Council of India (QCl) / National Accreditation Board of Education and Training (NABET) would need to include a certificate in this regard in the EIA/EMP reports prepared by them and data provided by other organization/Laboratories including their status of approvals etc. 

           

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

 

11.2.23    Low Ash Hard Coke (12, 000 TPA), Coal Washery Unit (1, 000 TPA) at village Harvey, P.O. Karma,  District Ramgarh, Jharkhand by M/s Ma Chhinamastika Sponge Iron Ltd. (TOR)

 

   The project authorities gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft TORs for preparation of EIA/EMP. The Coke oven plants with capacity <25,000 TPA does not require Environmental Clearance and Coal washeries with capacity <1 million ton/annum throughput of coal are listed at S.No. 4(b) under Category ‘B’ & being appraised at the Central level due to non-existence of the SEIAA / SEAC in Jharkhand. 

 

Ma Chhinamastika Sponge Iron Limited  have proposed for the Low Ash Hard Coke (10,000 TPA) and Coal Washery Unit (12,000 TPA) at Village Harvey, P.O. Karma, District Ramgarh, Jharkhand. The capacity of the washery will be 20,000 TPA of raw coal. Total project area is 1.56 ha.  River Damodar flows at a distance of 7.5 km.  No ecological sensitive areas are located within 15 km.  Ramgarh, a densely populated area is at a distance of 11 km. Total cost of the project is Rs. 4 Crores. 

 

Coal washery will receive coal of required grade and quality from coal mines of C.C.L, Kuju area.  The coal washery will produce clean coal (12,000 TPA) with an ash content of 24-32% and used for making hard coke (10,000 TPA). Diesel (0.2 KLD) will be used as fuel. Crushing, screening, deshaling in improved type of jig to produce floats and sinks, de-sliming, washing, de-pulping, slurry collection, slurry thickening, thickening of tailings of spirals, collection of jig rejects and  slime pond material for further dumping in dumping yard etc are carried out in the coal washery. Hard coke plant will consists of 12 ovens with one chimney (40 m). The washed coal will be fed in the ovens for making hard coke.  Crushed coal will be preheated in ovens and then charged at 100 0C to coke ovens for carbonization.  All the tarry matter generated during carbonization will be completely burnt inside the ovens only. 

 

Gaseous emissions will be generated from carbonization plant and released through stack (40 m).  No air emissions will be generated from coal washery.  A wet scrubber system will be provided to coke oven plant and scrubber water will be used for cooling after proper treatment. Dust suppression and dust extraction system will be provided in raw material handling area.  Water spraying will be done in coal receiving, transfer, reclaim coal belt, conveyor etc. to suppress dust.

 

Total ground water requirement from bore wells will be 30 m3/day.  Water quenching will be adopted and all the water will be recycled and reused for quenching. Heavy Media (H.M.) cyclone will be provided for beneficiation of de-shelled coal to improve quality of coal.  Sprinkler will be provided to upgrade the finer.  Belt from filter will be provided to dewater slimes.  The treated effluent will be used for ash conditioning, dust suppression and green belt development.  Fine coal thickener, tailing thickener over flow water and filtrate from continuous press belt filter will be collected in the slime/slurry ponds to settle solid particles and clarified water will be circulated back into the process. Flocculants will be used in thickeners and belt press filter.  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.  Sewage will be treated in oxidation pond and sludge digestion tank.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted.

 

Rejects from coal washery and slurry pond will be disposed off in dumping area.  The solids from the slurry ponds will be recovered by back hoe excavator and mixed with rejects / power coal.  Sponge iron grade washed coal will be used in the Sponge irons plant and power grade washed coal will be used in Power Plant.   Waste / used / spent oil and used batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers / re-processors. Noise pollution control measures would be implemented for the noise generated due to crushing of coal, operation of coal handling plant, operation of D.G. Sets & construction of equipments.

 

 The Committee categorized the project as B2 category and the project was exempted from public hearing as there will be zero discharge and the clompany has suggested adequate protection measures to control the pollution. The committee prescribed the following TORs for undertaking detailed EIA /EMP study:

1.              Executive summary of the project.

2.            Photographs of plant area.

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

4.            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.

5.            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.

6.            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.

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

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

9.            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.

10.          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”.

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

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

13.          Design details of the coke oven plant and manufacturing process details 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.          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.

19.          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.

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

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

22.          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.

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

24.          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.

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

26.           ‘Permission’ for the drawl of water. 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 coal middlings. 

34.          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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

The following general points should be noted:

 

(ix)         All documents should be properly indexed, page numbered.

(x)          Period/date of data collection should be clearly indicated.

(xi)         Authenticated English translation of all material provided in Regional languages.

(xii)        The letter/application for environmental clearance should quote the MOEF file No. and also attach a copy of the letter.

(xiii)       The copy of the letter received from the Ministry should be also attached as an annexure to the final EIA-EMP Report.

(xiv)       The index of the final EIA-EMP report must indicate the specific chapter and page no. of the EIA-EMP Report

(xv)        While preparing the EIA report, the instructions for the proponents and instructions for the consultants issued by MoEF vide O.M. No. J-11013/41/2006-IA.II (I) dated 4th August, 2009, which are available on the website of this Ministry should also be followed.

(xvi)       The consultants involved in the preparation of EIA/EMP report after accreditation with Quality Council of India (QCl) / National Accreditation Board of Education and Training (NABET) would need to include a certificate in this regard in the EIA/EMP reports prepared by them and data provided by other organization/Laboratories including their status of approvals etc. 

           

 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 final EIA report shall be submitted to the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance. Public hearing in jthis case has been exempted as the the project has been categorized as B2.

 

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

 

 

11.2.24    Ferro Alloys Plant (2x4.5 MVA, Submerged Electro Arc Furnace for production of 16,500 TPA of Ferro Manganese / Silico Manganese / Ferro Chrome / Ferro Silica) at Village and Mandal Kasim Kota, District Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh  by M/s   Sarojini Ferro Alloys Private Limited- (TOR)

 

            The project authorities and their consultant Sri Sai Manasa Nature Tech Pvt. Ltd. gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft TORs for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Ferro Alloy Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgical Industry under Category ‘A’ and appraised at the Central level. 

 

 M/s Sarojini Ferro Alloys Pvt. Ltd. have proposed for the Ferro Alloys Plant (2x4.5 MVA, Submerged Electro Arc Furnace) for production of 16,500 TPA of Ferro Alloys at Village and Mandal Kasim Kota, District Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.  Total land area acquired is 3.5 acres of which 2.3 acres has been earmarked for green belt. Kasimkata village is at 2 km. Total cost of the project is Rs. 18.0 Crores. 

 

            Mn ore, pearl coke, coal, dolomite, electrode paste for fe-Mn; Mn ore, Fe-Mn slag, pearl coke, coal, dolomite, electrode paste for Si-Mn and dry Cr. fines, Cr Ore, lam coke, coal quartz, Magnasite and electrode paste for Fe-Cr and quartz, mill scale, Charcoal, Ms rounds, casting sheets for Ferro slicon will be used as raw materials. Ferro alloy will be manufactured using electro thermic process in submerged ore furnaces. The molten metal and slag will be trapped at regular intervals from fixed tap holes and collected in pans / moulds.  After solidification of the metal, the same is broken into required sizes and delivered to the containers. Power (164 KVA) will be sourced from AP TRANSCO.  HSD (200 L/day) will be used as fuel.

           

Furnace emission will be controlled by effective stack height and installation of Pulse jet bag filters. The furnace will be covered by a hood to collect the fugitive emissions and transferred to chimney to suck the smoke and discharged filtered smoke to the chimney. Water spraying will be done at material handling areas to control fugitive emissions. Total ground water requirement from bore wells will be 50 m3/day. Treated water from cooling towers will be recycled and reused.  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. Slag will be used in construction waster and filling low lying areas.  Bag filter will be sent to fly ash brick manufacturing units. Ferro-Manganese slag will be used as a raw material for Silico-Manganese products.  Silico-Manganese slag (1500 TPM) will be used for leveling, road construction etc.   Waste / used spent oil and used batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers / re-processors.

  

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

 

1.            Executive summary of the project.

2.            Photographs of plant area.

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

4.            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.

5.            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.

6.            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.

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

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

9.            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.

10.          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”.

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

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

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

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

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 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.

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 Modelling 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 50 m3/day ground water from bore wells should be included. 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.          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.

36.          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.

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

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

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

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

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

42.          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.

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

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

45.          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.

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

 

The following general points should be noted:

 

(i)            All documents should be properly indexed, page numbered.

(ii)           Period/date of data collection should be clearly indicated.

(iii)          Authenticated English translation of all material provided in Regional languages.

(iv)         The letter/application for environmental clearance should quote the MOEF file No. and also attach a copy of the letter.

(v)          The copy of the letter received from the Ministry should be also attached as an annexure to the final EIA-EMP Report.

(vi)         The index of the final EIA-EMP report must indicate the specific chapter and page no. of the EIA-EMP Report

(vii)        While preparing the EIA report, the instructions for the proponents and instructions for the consultants issued by MoEF vide O.M. No. J-11013/41/2006-IA.II (I) dated 4th August, 2009, which are available on the website of this Ministry should also be followed.

(viii)       The consultants involved in the preparation of EIA/EMP report after accreditation with Quality Council of India (QCl) / National Accreditation Board of Education and Training (NABET) would need to include a certificate in this regard in the EIA/EMP reports prepared by them and data provided by other organization/Laboratories including their status of approvals etc. 

           

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

11.2.25    Expansion of Integrated Cement Project (Clinker from 2.4 MTPA to 2.9 MTPA, Cement 3.6 MTPA), Limestone Mine (RAS - I (183.5 ha; Limestone 0.28 MTPA and RAS – II (803 ha & 0.279 MTPA of limestone) and Captive Power Plant ( from 33 MW to 53 MW) at Rabriyawas, Tehsil Jaitaram, District Pali in Rajasthan   by M/s   Ambuja Cement Limited - (TOR)

 

   The project authorities and their consultant 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 along with the draft TORs for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the cement plants (more than 1.0 MTPA) are listed at S.No. 3(b) under Category ‘A’ and appraised at the Central level.

 

            M/s   Ambuja Cement Limited have proposed for Expansion of Integrated Cement Project (Clinker from 2.4 MTPA to 2.9 MTPA, Cement 3.6 MTPA), Limestone Mine (RAS - I (183.5 ha; Limestone 0.28 MTPA and RAS – II (803 ha & 0.279 MTPA of limestone) and Captive Power Plant ( from 33 MW to 53 MW)  at Rabriyawas, Tehsil Jaitaram, District Pali in Rajasthan   Total land area required for the RAS-1 mine is 183.53 ha of which 181.39 ha is Government waste land 2.14 ha is agriculture land. The company has developed in 86 ha out of 354.74 ha of cement plant area. The proponent informed that limestone requirement would be met from the RAS-I and RAS-II mine. The production capacity of RAS –II mine shall remain the same. The RAS –I mine  is located at a distance of 10.38 km. Production capacity of this mine will be 0.279 MTPA. Power requirement will be met from captive power plant of 53 MW capacity. The company has already installed a DG Set of 6 MW capacity. The cost of the project is Rs 200 crores of which Rs. 20 Crore is for capital cost and Rs. 50 lakhs per annum towards recurring cost.. 

 

            Method of mining will be opencast involving drilling and blasting. The total geological limestone reserves and mineable reserves are 79.65 MT and 54.62 MT respectively. The life of the mine is 196 years. Mine will not intercept ground water table at any stage of mine activity. Water requirement of 2400 m3/d will be obtained from the ground water source. The company has obtained permission from CGWA for drawl of 2400 m3 of ground water vide letter no. 21-4(4)/WR/CGWA/2005 -1188 dated 15.10.2008. Bag filters would be installed to control the particulate emissions from the screening and crusher plant, raw mill, kiln, coal mill, packaging plant and ESP will be installed for the cement grinding unit, clinker cooler and power plants.

 

The Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) recommended the proposal for the preparation of revised EIA/EMP as per the following TORs:

 

 TORs for Cement Plant:

 

1.    Executive summary of the project.

2.    Compliance to the conditions stipulated in the environmental clearance for the existing cement plant and limestone mine.

3.    Photograph of Plant area.

4.    The earlier questionnaire for cement, captive power plant and mining sectors should be submitted while submitting EIA/EMP.

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

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

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

8.    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.

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

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

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

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

13.  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.).

14.  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.

15.  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.

16.  Quantification & Characteristic of solid/hazardous waste and its action plan for management may be included.

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

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

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

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

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

22.  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.

23.  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.

24.  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.

25.  Air quality modelling for all the plants proposed including mine for specific pollutants needs to be done. APCS for the control of emissions within 50 mg/Nm3 should be included.

26.  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.

27.  Air Quality Impact Prediction modeling  based on  ISCST -3  or the latest models may be included.

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

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

30.  Ground and surface water to be analyzed from the project impact area as per ISO 10,500.

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

32.  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.

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

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

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

36.  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.

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

38.  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.

39.  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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

48.  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.

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

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

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

52.  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. 

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

           

TORs for Mines:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8.    Number of land oustees and mode of compensation.

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

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

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

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

13.  Necessary clearance water drawl from  the Competent Authority.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

The following general points should be noted:

(i)            All documents should be properly indexed, page numbered.

(ii)           Period/date of data collection should be clearly indicated.

(iii)          Authenticated English translation of all material provided in Regional languages.

(iv)         The letter/application for environmental clearance should quote the MOEF file No. and also attach a copy of the letter.

(v)          The copy of the letter received from the Ministry should be also attached as an annexure to the final EIA-EMP Report.

(vi)         While preparing the EIA report, the instructions for the proponents and instructions for the consultants issued by MoEF vide O.M. No. J-11013/41/2006-IA.II (I) dated 4th August, 2009, which are available on the website of this Ministry should also be followed.

4.         The Expert Committee (Industry) decided that the proponent may be communicated the above ‘TORs’ for the preparation of EIA/EMP for the cement plant, captive mine and captive power plant.  As soon as the draft EIA/EMP report is prepared, the same may be submitted by the PAs to the Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board  for conducting public hearing as per EIA Notification, 2006. On finalization of EIA/EMP prepared as per TORs addressing all concerns set out in EIA/EMP should be submitted to the MOEF for prior environmental clearance.

 

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

 

11.2.26    Proposed Integrated Steel Plant at Village Halvarthi, Taluk &  District Koppal in Karnataka  by M/s   Gallantt Metal Limited  - (TOR)

 

The project authorities and their consultant Metamorphosis, Bangalore gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft TORs for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Steel Plants are listed at    S.N. 3(b) under Category ‘A’ and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s Gallantt Metal Limited have proposed for Integrated Steel Plant at Village Halvarthi, Taluk &  District Koppal in Karnataka. The total land available at the present plant site is about 93.00 acres which is a private land. The land has been acquired. There is no national forest/wildlife sanctuary/biosphere reserves located within 10 km radius of the project site. The total cost of the project is   Rs. 255.20 Crores. PAs have also confirmed that no litigation/court case is in pending against the project.

 

Products along with its capacity to be manufactured are as follows:

 

S. No.

Product

Capacity

1

Sponge Iron (DRI Kiln)             

99,000  MTPA

2

Sponge Iron (Tunnel Kiln)        

1,48,500  MTPA

3

Beneficiation (Iron Ore Fines)  

3,00,000 TPA

4

Steel Melt Shop (SMS)            

1,07,800 TPA

5

Rolling Mill (TMT)                      

1,04,000 TPA

6

CPP (From Waste heat, Coal and Dolachar), with Air Cooled Condenser             

12 MW-AFBC

6 MW -WHRB

 

The production of sponge iron involves reduction of iron ore /pellets with solid carbonaceous material (coal/coke/lignite) in a rotary kiln at high temperature, cooling to room temperature in the rotary cooler with indirect water cooling system, screening and magnetic separation  of the product. Sponge iron being magnetic gets attracted and separated from the non-magnetic char. The product handling area will be provided with cyclone separator in series with the bag filter. All the waste gas from the sponge iron kiln will be utilized in West Heat Recovery Boiler in Captive Power Plant which will generate 30 TPH of steam. Char produced by DRI kiln will have an outlet as fuel to AFBC boiler. Coal and Char will be fired as a base fuel to AFBC boiler for steam generation. To control the particulate emissions from the DRI plant and Captive Power Plant  electrostatic precipitator and Bag filters will be installed. Cyclones and wet scrubbers will be installed to control the emissions from the steel melting shop, rolling mill and beneficiation plant.

 

PAs mentioned that the water requirement will be 950 m3/d and will be source from the bore wells located at the project site.    Water re-circulating system  has been proposed  and  reuse of return water. The company will install Air Cooled Condenser for its proposed power project.  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. 

 

It was noted that the solid waste generated will be mostly tailing, flyash and Slag. Domestic waste and sludge from STP.  Tailing and fly ash will be utilized for in-house brick manufacturing and will be sold  to the cement plants. Slag will be utilized for strengthening of internal roads and sold to cement plants. Biodegradable waste from canteen and sludge from sewage treatment plant will be composted and utilized for green belt  in the plant premises.

 

It was mentioned that total power requirement of  18 MW will be source from captive power plant  and also from the stand by DG sets.  

 

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

 

 

1.        Executive summery of the project

2.        Photographs of the plant area.

3.        A copy of the mutual agreement for land acquisition signed with land outstees.

4.        A map indicating distance between project site and critically/severely polluted area and a certificate from the CPCB/SPCB certifying the same.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14.      Permission and approval for the use of forest land, if any, and recommendations of the State Forest Department regarding impact of proposed expansion on the surrounding reserve forests viz. Barkagaon RF (9 Km, W), Jorakath RF (9 km, S), Gurua PF (4 km, E), Gali R.F. (9 km, S) should be included.

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

16.