Minutes of the 25th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 29th & 30th June, 2011 at Fazal Hall, SCOPE Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110 003.

 

 25.0    Opening Remarks of the Chairman

 

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

 

25.1 Confirmation of the Minutes of the 24th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 19th & 20th May, 2011

 

The minutes of the 24th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 19th & 20th May, 2011 was confirmed.

 

25.2.0  Consideration of the Projects

 

29th June, 2011

 

Proposals for Environmental clearance

 

25.2.1   Asbestos Cement Sheets Manufacturing Plant (1,00,000 TPA) at Village Chunar, District Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh by M/s Jaypee Chunar Cement Products (A unit of M/s Jai Prakash Associates Limited) - regarding Environmental Clearance

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s EST Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Delhi., gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 2nd meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 17th – 18th August, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP report. All the Asbestos milling and Asbestos based products manufacturing units have been listed at Sl. No. 4(c) in Category ‘A’ of Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and are appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) in the Ministry.

 

            M/s Jaypee Chunar Cement Products (A Unit of M/s Jai Prakash Associates Limited) have proposed for the Asbestos Cement Sheets Manufacturing Plant (1,00,000 TPA) at Village Chunar, District Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh.  Proposed expansion will be within the existing plant premises of 156.218 ha. The proposed plant will require 8 ha of land which is available in the premises of Chunar Cement grinding unit. Green belt will be developed in 33% of plant area. The proposed site is located with in the premises of existing cement grinding unit and the area falls under Seismic Zone III. There is no national park/wild life sanctuary within 10 km radius of the project site. Machharmara RF is close to the project site, but was informed by the PP that there are hills in between. Ganga River flows at a distance of 4.7 km from the proposed site in the NW direction. Total cost of the project is Rs. 37.0 Crores, of which Rs. 5.0 Crores is earmarked towards environmental pollution control measures.

 

Chrysotile Asbestos fibre (15 TPD), Cement (120 TPD), Pulp (2.5 TPD) and Fly ash (170 TPD) will be used as raw materials. Cement will be sourced from adjoining cement grinding unit. Fly ash will be sourced from Renusagar, Shaktinagar, Anpara and Obra Thermal Power plants. Asbestos fibre will be imported in closed pressure packed bags. Pulp will be made available from indigenous source. The power requirement will be 950 KW and will be met from the UPPCL/existing Captive Power Plant.

 

      Asbestos fibre section will have a dedicated bag filter to control dust emission during operation. The whole bag opening and shredding operations will be maintained under negative pressure with the help of bag filters and a centrifugal fan. Bag filters will be provided to control fugitive emissions from raw material handling and at all the dust emitting points like cement / fly ash storage. Asbestos fibre bags will be opened in an enclosed bag-opening device, which will be connected to dust collector. The empty bags will be shredded and used in the process. Wet drilling will be deployed.

 

Water requirement of 100m3/day will be met from the existing bore wells. The proponent have obtained permission for withdrawal of 3000m3/day of water of which 2750m3/day of water is obtained for operation of cement grinding unit / cement plant. No effluent will be discharged as the plant will operate on a closed loop cycle of manufacturing. Water will be either recycled or reprocessed, resulting in ‘zero’ effluent discharge. Process water and spillages will be recycled back into the system through backwater trenches, settling pit, slurry recycle pump and cone tanks. Domestic waste water will be treated in existing Sewage treatment plant (STP) and treated water from STP will be used for greenbelt development. The roof top rain water harvesting will be adopted to recharge the ground water.

 

Rejected / defective sheets along with off cuts and rejects will be reclaimed at dry waste grinding system and recycled/reused in the process. Dust from the cyclones will be mixed with water and the slurry will be used in the process.  Sludge from the process will be recycled / reused. Waste oil and grease will be used for plant maintenance. STP sludge will be used as manure.

 

Public hearing / public consultation meeting was conducted by the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board on 14th December, 2010. The Committee deliberated upon the issues raised during the public hearing including, provision of pollution control measures, impact on ground water table, provision of employment to local people, reduction in forest area, setting up of agro based units etc. These issues have been addressed and incorporated in the final EIA/EMP report.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

ix.          Total water requirement shall not exceed 100 m3/day. All the recommendations of the State Ground Water Department, Govt. of U.P shall be implemented in time bound manner.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xvi.          The company shall also undertake rain water harvesting measures for a storage capacity of minimum 2-3 months after studying the hydrogeology of the area and plan of action shall be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Lucknow within three months.

 

xvii.        Earth quake and Seismic hazard management plan shall be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Lucknow within three months.

 

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

 

xix.        Green belt shall be developed in at least 33 % of plant area as per the CPCB guidelines in consultation with the DFO. Green belt development shall be started within 3 months after obtaining EC and completed within 3 years or before commissioning of the plant whichever is earlier.

 

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

 

 

25.2.2   Setting up of Coke Oven Plant (LAM Coke - 16,00,000 MTPA) & Captive Power Plant (WHRB-60 MW) at Sy. No. 344, 345/1, 345/2, 345/3, 346, 354/1, 354/2, 355, 356/1, 356/2, 375/2, 375/2, 377/1, 377/2, 349, 376, Village Lunva, Taluka Bhachau, District Kutch, Gujarat by M/s Green Earth Resources and Projects Limited (previously M/s Austral Coke and Projects Limited) - regarding Environmental Clearance

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Enviro Analyst & Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai (provisionally accredited by QCI), 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 91st Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) held during 9th – 11th February, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP Report. 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.

 

M/s Green Earth Resources and Projects Limited have proposed for setting up of coke oven plant (16,00,000 MTPA) & captive power plant (10 MW) at Village Lunva, Taluka Bhachau, District Kutch, Gujarat. The total land available for the project is 94.6 acres of which green belt will be developed in 30.09acres (33%).  No National Park/Sanctuary/Reserve Forest are located within 10 km radius of the project site. The project area falls in Seismic Zone IV. The total cost of the project will be Rs.  540.11 Crores of which Rs. 24.0 Crores is earmarked towards environmental pollution control measures.

 

LOI for supply of coal from Osho Gremach Mining Limitada, a sister concern has been submitted. Non recovery/Heat recovery technology will be used in the coke oven process. Waste Heat Recovery Boilers (WHRB) will be installed for utilization of energy content in the waste gases to generate power and Air cooled condensers will be used. Coking coal (6,666.7 TPD/21,33,344 TPA) will be the main raw material, which will be imported from Australia or China at Kandla port and further transported by road to the project site. The Committee insisted on using dry quenching of the coke oven gases in place of wet quenching to which the proponent agreed.

 

Fugitive emissions are envisaged from material handling and transportation during the construction & operation stages. During operation phase, air pollution control equipment will be provided along with adequate height of stacks to disperse the gaseous emissions.

 

The total water requirement for the proposed plant will be 2,741 m3/day, which will be sourced from Gujarat water infrastructure Limited and Narmada water. Recycled & harvested rain water will be used in the plant. Effluent generated in the project (cooling water blow down, boiler blow down etc.) and domestic wastewater would be treated adequately and reused for gardening. Sealing of ash pits will be done to minimize seepage of water. 

 

Solid waste generated in the form of coal fines, coke fines, dust and ash will be properly handled, stored and reused or sold. The sludge from STP will be used for gardening as manure. Hazardous waste such as used oil will be generated from the DG sets during change of oil and will be given to CPCB authorized dealers. Used plastics, LDPE, HDPE, gunny bags/cement bags will be collected, stored and disposed of properly.   

 

The total power requirement for the proposed plant will be 8.77 MW, which will be met from GSEB and CPP. DG sets with proper acoustic enclosure will be used as emergency power supply.

 

Public hearing / public consultation meeting was conducted by the Gujarat Pollution Control Board on 11th September, 2009. The Committee deliberated on the issues raised during the public hearing including the representations received and the reply given by the PP for the same. The various issues include provision of pollution control measures, traffic management plan, health facilities to workers & local people, green belt development, employment to local people, safety norms for workers delegation of responsibility for EMP etc. and have been incorporated in the final EIA/EMP report.

 

The Committee after detailed deliberation sought the following additional information for reconsideration of the project without calling the project proponent:

 

·         Commitment for adoption of dry quenching technology.

 

·         Firm Coal linkage documents for imported coal and analysis including TE has to be submitted.

 

·         Raw material analysis including Trace elements.

 

·         Earth quake and Seismic hazard management plan

 

·         Detailed plan for provision of rain water harvesting for a storage capacity of 2-3 months

 

·         Detailed Occupational Health and Safety plan.

 

·         Action plan for Enterprise Social Commitment earmarking 5% of the total cost of the project.

 

25.2.3   Proposed expansion project with Backward Integration-Manufacturing of Manmade fiber-Partially Oriented Yarn (POY)/Fully Drawn Yarn(FDY) through continuous polymerization process at Survey No. 187/4/1/2, 258/1, 251/P, 250/P, 257/1, Notified Industrial Zone, Village-Surangi,  Silvassa, U.T. of Dadra & Nagar Haveli by M/s. Sanathan Textiles Pvt. Ltd. regarding Environmental Clearance

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Unistar Environment & Research Labs Pvt. Ltd., Gujarat gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 16th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-2) held during 18th – 19th November, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP Report.  All manmade fibres manufacturing other than rayon are listed at S.No. 5(d) under category ‘B’ of Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and should have been appraised at State level. However, due to location of the project within 10 km of the interstate boundary of Gujarat (4.96 km) and Maharashtra (3 km), as per the general condition of EIA Notification, 2006 has been appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) in the Ministry.

 

M/s Sanathan Textiles Pvt. Ltd. have proposed for expansion project with Backward Integration-Manufacturing of Manmade fiber-Partially Oriented Yarn (POY)/Fully Drawn Yarn(FDY) through continuous polymerization process at Notified Industrial Zone, Village-Surangi,  Silvassa, U.T. of Dadra & Nagar Haveli. Total land area of the project (including existing) is 90,075 m2, which is already acquired and green belt will be developed in 26,032.70 m2. The proposed site falls under Seismic Zone III. The Dadra and Nagar Haveli wildlife sanctuary is at a distance of 3 km from the project site. A letter from the Deputy Conservator of Forests (WL) stating that the project site does not fall within 100 m distance from boundary of Dadra & Nagar Haveli Sanctuary has been submitted. River Damanganga flows at a distance of 6.75 km and tributaries of Damanganga flow at a distance of 1.76 km from the project site. Total project cost is Rs. 446.39 Crores. Rs. 7.0 crores and Rs. 1.09 crores are earmarked toward capital cost and recurring cost per annum for pollution control measures.

 

M/s Sanathan Textiles Pvt. Ltd. is an existing unit involved in manufacturing of man made fibers, namely Partialy oriented Yarn (POY)/ Fully Drawn Yarn (FDY), Texturised Yarn (PTY) and Cotton Spining Yarn using polyester chips with production capacity of 55,000 MT/Year, 54,700 MT/Year and 9,600 MT/Year respectively. It is proposed to go for backward integration process as POY/FDY through ‘continuous polymerization process’ by using primary raw materials – PTA and MEG. POY/FDY is the primary raw material for manufacturing PTY. After expansion, capacity of Partially Oriented yarn (POY) /Fully Drawn Yarn (FDY) will be 2,80,000 MTPA. Details of existing and proposed products will be as follows:

 

Sr. No.

Name of the Products

(Existing, Proposed & After Expansion Scenario)

Quantity

(in MT/Annum)

Existing Scenario

1.     

Partially Oriented Yarn/Fully Drawn Yarn (POY/FDY)

55000.00

2.     

Textured Yarn (i.e. PTY)

54700.00

3.     

Cotton Spinning Yarn

9600.00

Proposed Expansion Scenario

1.     

Partially Oriented Yarn/Fully Drawn Yarn (POY/FDY)

(Through continuous polymerization process using raw materials such as PTA + MEG)

225000.00

2.     

Standby Power Generation through Natural gas  Fired Power Engines

3 X 4.3 MW

After Expansion Scenario (Total)

1.     

Partially Oriented Yarn/Fully Drawn Yarn (POY/FDY)

55000.00

2.     

Partially Oriented Yarn/Fully Drawn Yarn (POY/FDY)

(Through continuous polymerization process using raw materials such as PTA + MEG)

225000.00

 

3.     

Textured Yarn (i.e. PTY)

54700.00

4.     

Cotton Spinning Yarn

9600.00

5.     

Standby Power Generation through Natural gas  Fired Power Engines

3X 4.3 MW

 

Polyester Chips, spin finish oil and antistatic coning oil are used as raw materials to manufacture existing products and PTA, MEG, DEG, TiO2, antimony Trioxide, and spin finish oil will be used as raw material to manufacturing proposed products. The manufacturing process of POY & FDY through continuous polymerisation process is based on two main reactions: Esterification & polycondensation. Entire manufacturing activity will be carried out in closed system. No fugitive emissions will be generated due to melting of chips in the extruder.

 

The Committee noted the compliance status with respect to conditions stipulated for the existing project in the environmental clearance and NOC granted by the SPCB.

           

Total fresh water requirement of 520 KLD will be met from the bore-wells. Wastewater generated from industrial activities and domestic @ 193 KL/D will be treated in ETP and the treated wastewater will be diverted through RO & MEE to Cooling tower. Cooling tower blow down @ 155 KL/D will also be reutilized for cooling purpose through RO and MEE. 

 

The solid /hazardous waste will be generated in the form of ETP waste (1.5 MTPA) which will be sent to GEPIL site. The yarn waste (25.00 MTPA) will be recycled back or sold to actual users. The used oil (2.5 KLPA) will be sold to registered refiners or sent to TSDF site. The empty drums (300 nos./annum) and empty bags (180000Nos./year) will be reused for packing or sold to authorized recyclers.

 

The existing power requirement is 10 MW and additional power requirement will be 12 MW which will be met from the Electricity Department, Silvassa. Stand by to use in case of power failure Natural Gas Fired Power Engines (4.3 MW X 2nos+1 standby) will be installed and HTM heater (2nos+1 standby x 7.5 M Kcal/hr). Natural Gas will be used as fuel @ 1028 Nm3/Hr Each for Natural Gas Fired Power Engines and 818 Nm3/Hr each for HTM.

 

Public hearing is not required as per Para 7(i) III (b) of EIA Notification, 2006 as the project is located in notified industrial area. A copy of letter issued by the Dadra and Nagar Haveli Planning and Development Authorities, Silvassa indicating land bearing Survey No. 187/4/1/2, 258/1, 251/P, 250/P, 257/1 of Village-Surangi is falling in Industrial Zone as per statutory regional plan has been furnished.

 

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

 

      i.        As the project area falls within 100m of eco-sensitive zone. The necessity of obtaining clearance from the National Board for Wildlife would arise only if the project areas falls within the finally notified eco-sensitive zone.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

    v.        The total water requirement shall not exceed 520 KLD and Permission shall be obtained to draw the water from the ground water from the State Ground Water Board /Central Ground Water Authority as may be applicable to this case.

 

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

 

  vii.        Risk & Disaster Management Plan including Fire hazard management plan, Earth quake and Seismic hazard management plan along with the mitigation measures shall be prepared and a copy submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal, SPCB and CPCB within 3 months of issue of environment clearance letter.

 

 viii.        As proposed, green belt shall be developed in 33 % of the plant area. Selection of plant species shall be as per the CPCB guidelines in consultation with the DFO. Green belt development shall be started within 3 months after obtaining EC and completed within 3 years or before commissioning of the plant whichever is earlier.

 

   ix.        At least 2 % of the total cost of the project shall be earmarked towards the Enterprise Social Commitment based on locals need and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal. Implementation of such program should be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

25.2.4   Proposed expansion project with Backward Integration- Manufacturing of manmade fiber-Partially Oriented Yarn/Nylon Polyester Yarn- other than rayon at Village-Bimpore, District Daman, Daman and Diu by M/s Platinum Synthetics Pvt. Ltd. - regarding Environmental Clearance

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Unistar Environment & Research Labs Pvt. Ltd., Gujarat (provisionally accredited by QCI) 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 14th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 23rd – 25th September, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP Report.  All manmade fibres manufacturing other than rayon are listed at S.No. 5(d) under category ‘B’ of Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and should have been appraised at State level. However, due to location of the project within 10 km of the interstate boundary of Gujarat (0.8 km), as per the general condition of EIA Notification, 2006 has been appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) in the Ministry.

 

M/s Platinum Synthetics Pvt. Ltd. have proposed for expansion project with Backward Integration- Manufacturing of manmade fiber-Partially Oriented Yarn/Nylon Polyester Yarn- other than rayon at Village-Bimpore, District Daman, Daman and Diu. Total land area of the project is 12,000 m2 (including existing), which is already acquired and green belt will be developed in 4,000 m2 of area. The project site falls under Seismic Zone III. There is no National Park/Wildlife Sanctuary/Eco-sensitive area within 10 km radius of the proposed site. River Kolak flows at a distance of 1.5 km and Arabian sea at distance of 5.8 km from the project site. Total project cost is Rs. 26.02 Crores. Rs. 15.0 Lakhs and Rs.30.0 Lakhs are earmarked toward capital cost and recurring cost per annum for pollution control measures.

 

M/s Platinum Synthetics Pvt. Ltd.  is an existing unit involved in manufacturing of manmade fibers, “Polyester Texturised Yarn with production capacity of 54,000 MT/Year”. It is proposed to expand the existing manufacturing activity for manufacturing polyester texturised yarn and introduce new products.  The company plans to go for backward integration process as Partially Oriented Yarn and Nylon polyester Yarn using Polyester and Nylon Chips as raw material. The capacity of Partially Oriented yarn will be 55,000 MTPA and Nylon Polyester Yarn will be 15,000 MTPA. Details of existing and proposed products will be as follows:

 

Sr. No.

Name of the Products

Quantity

(in MT/Annum)

Existing Activity

  1.  

Polyester Texturised Yarn (PTY) 

 

 

9

54,000.00

After Expansion  

1.     

Partially Oriented Yarn (POY)

55,000.00

2.     

Nylon Polyester Yarn (NFY)

15,000.00

3.     

Polyester Texturised Yarn (PTY) 

 

54,000.00

Polyester / Nylon Chips, spin finish oil will be used as raw materials to manufacture products. The products will be manufactured by melting of chips in the extruder and passed through spin pack to convert the molten mass into yarn form, spin finish oil is applied on the yarn surface to avoid the internal adhesion of yarns, and required cooling is provided by cool air to get the yarn solidify. The formed yarns are taken up at required speed on a winder. Thus, formed yarn (POY/NPY) is further used for manufacturing of Tetrurized yarn and fabrics. The whole process in carried out in closed conditions. No additional flue gas emissions and process emission will be generated due to proposed expansion. No fugitive emissions will be generated due to melting of chips in the extruder.

 

Total fresh water requirement of 112 KLD will be met from the bore-wells. The proposed waste water from cooling tower blow down (10 KLD) will be treated separately and the treated waste water will be used for gardening.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and zero discharge will be adopted. The domestic waste water (12 KLD) will be disposed of through septic tank/soak pit.

 

 The solid /hazardous waste will be generated in the form of ETP waste (1.0 MTPM) which will be sent to GEPIL site. The yarn waste (0.80 MTPM) will be recycled back or sold to actual users. The Tex.yarn waste (1.0 MTPM) will be recycled back or sold to actual users. The used oil (3.0 KLPA) will be sold to registered refiners or sent to TSDF site. The empty drums (200 nos./month) and empty bags (13,500 Nos./month) will be reused for packing or sold to authorized recyclers.

 

An additional Power requirement of 6,000 KW will be met from the Electricity Department, Daman. Stand by to use in case of power failure D.G. sets (1500 KVA X 4nos) will be installed and Diesel will be used as fuel @ 780 lit/hr each. 

 

Public hearing is not required as per Para 7(i) III (b) of EIA Notification, 2006 as the project is located in notified industrial area. A copy of letter issued by the Daman and Diu  Planning and Development Authorities, Daman indicating land bearing Survey No. 193/1 &193/2, Bhimpore, Daman-396210 (U.T.), is falling in notified Industrial Zone as per statutory regional plan is submitted. 

 

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

 

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

 

  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.

 

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

 

   iv.        The total water requirement shall not exceed 112m3/day and Permission shall be obtained to draw the water from the ground water from the State Ground Water Board /Central Ground Water Authority as may be applicable to this case.

 

    v.        Efforts shall be made to make use of rain water harvested. If needed, capacity of the reservoir should be enhanced to meet the maximum water requirement. Only balance water requirement shall be met from other sources. Within five years, only rain water shall be used and no ground water shall be used.

 

   vi.        Risk & Disaster Management Plan including Fire hazard management plan, Earth quake and Seismic hazard management plan along with the mitigation measures shall be prepared and a copy submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal, UTPCC and CPCB within three months of issue of environment clearance letter.

 

  vii.        As proposed, green belt shall be developed in 33 % of the plant area. Selection of plant species shall be as per the CPCB guidelines in consultation with the DFO. Green belt development shall be started within 3 months after obtaining EC and completed within 3 years or before commissioning of the plant whichever is earlier.

 

 viii.        At least 2 % of the total cost of the project shall be earmarked towards the Enterprise Social Commitment based on locals need and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal. Implementation of such program should be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

25.2.5   Expansion of the Rolling Mill Unit from 8 MT/hr to 13 MT/hr for the production of Aluminium Rod (EC) and Alluminium Rod Alloys by installation of New Rolling Mill within the existing plant area at Plot No. 2D, Sector 10, IIE-SIDCUL, Haridwar, Uttarakhand by M/s Sterlite Technologies Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Centre for Envotech and Management Consultancy Pvt. Ltd., Bhubaneswar gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 15th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 25th – 27th October, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP Report.  All rolling mills are listed at S.No. 3(a) under category ‘B’ of Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and should have been appraised at State level. However, due to location of the project within 10 km distance of Rajaji National Park as per the general condition of the EIA Notification, 2006, the proposal has been appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) in the Ministry.

 

 The Chief Wildlife Warden, Dehradun, vide his letter dated 5 May, 2004 suggested some condition for development of SIDCUL , Industrial Estate adjacent to the southern boundary of Rajaji National Park.

 

M/s Sterlite Technologies Limited have proposed for expansion of the Rolling Mill Unit from 8 MT/hr to 13 MT/hr by installation of new Rolling Mill within the existing plant area at Plot No. 2D, Sector 10, IIE-SIDCUL, Haridwar, Uttarakhand.  The total project area is 15.42 acres which is already acquired. Total cost of the project is Rs. 7.6 Crores. Rs. 0.38 Crores and Rs. 0.17 Crores are earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost per annum for pollution control measures.

 

            Aluminium Rod EC (39,600 TPA) and Aluminium Rod Alloy (26,730 TPA) are the products that would be manufactured. The raw materials required are Aluminum Ingots (40,000 TPA) for Aluminium Rod EC and Aluminum Ingots (27,000 TPA), Magnesium & Silicon (1-2 TPA) for Aluminium Rod Alloys. The power requirement will be 1 MW for the proposed expansion which will be met from the SEB.

 

             SO2 will be the primary pollutant as furnace oil will be used in the re-heating furnace of the rolling mill. Low sulphur furnace oil will be used and an adequate stack height of 30 m will be provided for dispersion of SO2 to the atmosphere. The fugitive emissions will be controlled by provision of concrete roads, covered trucks for transportation of raw materials, water sprinkling etc.

 

            The fresh water requirement of 30m3/day which will be sourced from bore wells. Effluent from soft water regeneration would be treated in settling tank and reused for green belt. The domestic effluent will be treated in the existing STP and will be reused for green belt.

 

            Solid dross from the manufacturing process will be segregated for pure aluminium and the remaining dross is disposed to dross yard to be sold to the registered recyclers. Sludge from STP will be used as manure for green belt development. Used oil, lubricants etc. will be stored in closed drums and will be sold to authorized re-processors.

 

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

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to submission of revised layout plan including green belt, sulphur content in the fuel, revised OHS and the following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

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

 

  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.

 

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

 

   iv.        Efforts shall be made to make use of rain water harvested. If needed, capacity of the reservoir should be enhanced to meet the maximum water requirement. Only balance water requirement shall be met from other sources. Within 5 years, only rain water shall be used and no ground water shall be used.

 

    v.        The total water requirement shall not exceed 30 KLD. No effluent shall be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge shall be adopted.

 

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

 

  vii.        As proposed, green belt shall be developed in 33 % of the plant area. Selection of plant species shall be as per the CPCB guidelines in consultation with the DFO. Green belt development shall be started within 3 months after obtaining EC and completed within 3 years or before commissioning of the plant whichever is earlier.

 

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

 

25.2.6   Cement Manufacturing (360 TPD) Unit at Dag No. 87 of K.P. Patta No. 40, Village Kisam, 48 No. Block, Mouza Jamunamukh, District Nagaon, Assam by M/s Rudradev Cement Pvt. Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s En-Vision Enviro Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Surat, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken. All cement plants less than 1.0 MTPA are listed at S.No. 3(b) in Category ‘B’ of the Schedule of EIA notification 2006 but due to absence of the SEIAA in Assam, the proposal has been appraised by Expert Appraisal Committee -1 (Industry) in the Ministry.  

 

M/s Rudradev Cement (P) Ltd. have proposed to set up 360 TPD cement manufacturing plant at Dag No. 87 of K. P. Patta No. 40, Village Kisam, 48 No. Block, Mouza-Jamunamukh, District Nagaon, Assam. The proposed unit will be located on a private land admeasuring 15.17 acres of area  and green belt will be developed in 33% of the plant area. River Jamuna flows at a distance of 2 km and Dabaka Reserved Forest is at a distance of 2.5 km (North). The total Project Cost is Rs. 48.55 Crores. Total capital cost and recurring cost per annum for environmental pollution control measures are 3.48 Crores and 1.2 Crores respectively.

 

The main raw material for the clinker and/or cement manufacturing unit is limestone. Limestone will be sourced from Assam and Meghalaya. Other raw materials like Clay, Iron Dust, Coal, Fly ash and Gypsum are also readily available in Assam and Meghalaya etc.

 

It is proposed to install bag filters to control the particulate emissions. Adequate height shall be provided to stacks attached to the air pollution control equipments to disperse the air pollutants.

 

The water requirement for the proposed project will be 23 KL/day and would be met through Ground water using bore well. No industrial waste water shall be generated from the proposed project, but only domestic waste water 4.5 KL/Day will be generated. Entire quantity of domestic waste water generated shall be treated through septic tank and disposed off through soak pit/well.

 

Dust collected from air pollution control equipment will be  recycled in the process. Used/spent oil will be reused in plant for lubrication or sold to authorized recyclers. Discarded drums or bags will be returned to raw material supplier or sole to authorized recyclers. At places where noise levels may exceed the permissible limit, acoustic enclosure shall be provided.

 

Public hearing/public consultation was conducted by the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board on 14th February, 2011. The issues raised in the public hearing meeting were regarding provision of employment & training to local people, pollution control measures, 5 % of project cost for CSR activities etc. which have been included in the EIA/EMP report.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to submission of revised layout plan including green belt, Trace Element analysis of raw materials and the following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

      i.        Particulate emissions shall be controlled within 50 mg/Nm3 by installing adequate air pollution control system.  Electrostatic precipitators to clinker cooler, bag house to raw mill/kiln and bag filters to coal mill and cement mill. Low NOX burners should be provided to control NOX emissions. 

 

     ii.        The company shall explore the possibility for the proper and full utilization of gases generated from the kiln in waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB) and a feasibility report shall be prepared and submitted to the Ministry and its Regional Office at Shillong 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 shall be followed.

 

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

 

    v.        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 shall not be overloaded. The company shall have separate truck parking area. Vehicular emissions should be regularly monitored.   

 

   vi.        Total water requirement shall not exceed 23 m3/day  All the treated wastewater shall 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. 

 

  vii.        Efforts shall be made to make use of rain water harvested. If needed, capacity of the reservoir should be enhanced to meet the maximum water requirement. Only balance water requirement shall be met from other sources. Within 5 years, only rain water shall be used and no ground water shall be used.

 

  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 Shillong, SPCB and CPCB.

 

   ix.        All the bag filter dust, raw mill 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. Spent oil and batteries shall be sold to authorized recyclers / reprocessors only.

 

    x.        Efforts shall be made to use low-grade lime, more fly ash and solid waste in the cement manufacturing.

 

   xi.        An effort shall be made to use of high calorific hazardous waste in the cement kiln and necessary provision should be made accordingly.

 

  xii.        As proposed, 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. Green belt development shall be started within 3 months after obtaining EC and completed within 3 years or before commissioning of the plant whichever is earlier.

 

 xiii.        All the recommendations made in the Charter on Corporate Responsibility for Environment Protection (CREP) for the Cement plants should be implemented.

 

 xiv.        All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 14th February, 2011 shall be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same shall be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore.

 

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

 

25.2.7   Expansion of Cement Grinding Unit (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 in West Bengal  by M/s Janardan Cement Co (Pvt.) Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Techno Analytical, Kolkata gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 11th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 24th – 26th June, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP Report. All the Cement Grinding Units are listed at S.No. 3(b) under Category ‘B’ and appraised at the State level. However, due to location of the project within 10 km of Durgapur, SPA, as per SEIAA recommendations the proposal has been appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) in the Ministry.

 

M/s Janardan Cement Co (P) Ltd. have proposed for the expansion of Cement Grinding Unit from 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 premises vide WBPCB letter No.245/325/WPB-NOC/96-97 dated 19.1.1998.  The existing plant is shut down since last 3 years. No national park / wildlife sanctuary / eco-sensitive area is located within 10 km distance. Total cost of the project is Rs. 16.0 Crores. 

 

            Clinker (66,000 TPA), Slag (94,200 TPA) and Gypsum (4,800 TPA) are the raw materials that would be required. Power requirement will be 1.9 MVA and will be supplied by Durgapur Power Ltd. The manufacturing process is fully enclosed, followed by bag filter except only at lodging / unloading of raw materials. Water sprinkling would be adopted for suppression of the dust and for coal fired drier.  Bag filter will be installed to control the particulate emissions from the ball mills, cement silo and packaging section. Cyclone with bag filter would be installed to control the particulate emissions fro the Slag drier.

 

No process water will be required. Make up water requirement for cooling, water spraying, domestic use and green belt will be 12 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.  Rain water harvesting will be carried to recharge the ground water aquifer through percolation pits, dag cum bore wells and artificial acquifer etc.  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.

 

Public hearing is not required as the project activity has been categorizing as B2 category.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  vii.        Total ground water requirement for the cement plant shall not exceed 6m3/day and necessary permission for the drawl shall be obtained. Efforts shall be made to further reduce water consumption by using air cooled condensers. All the treated wastewater should be recycled and reused in the process and/or for dust suppression and green belt development and other plant related activities etc. No process wastewater shall be discharged outside the factory premises and ‘zero’ discharge should be adopted. 

 

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

                                                      

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

 

    x.          Green belt shall be developed in at least 33 % area in and around the cement plant as per the CPCB guidelines to mitigate the effects of air emissions in consultation with local DFO. Green belt development shall be started within 3 months after obtaining EC and completed within 3 years or before commissioning of the plant whichever is earlier.

 

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

 

25.2.8   Expansion of Sponge Iron Plant (1,80,000 TPA to 4,00,000 TPA) and installation of Iron Ore Beneficiation Plant (0.6 MTPA) at Sy. No. 97, 100 & 225, Village Sidiginamola, Taluk and District Bellary, Karnataka by M/s Janki Corp. Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s KRS Enterprises, Bangalore, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 7th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 2nd – 3rd February, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP Report. All the Sponge iron plants (>200 TPD) are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Primary Metallurgy Industry under Category ‘A’ of Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006, since the capacity of the proposed sponge iron plant is 700 TPD (2x350 TPD), the proposal is appraised at the Centre.

 

M/s Janki Corp. Ltd. have proposed for the expansion of Sponge Iron Plant from 1,80,000 TPA to 4,00,000 TPA and installation of Iron Ore Beneficiation Plant (0.6 MTPA) at Sy. No. 97, 100 & 225, Village Sidiginamola, Taluk and District Bellary, Karnataka. Total land requirement is   385 acres and expansion will be carried with in the existing premises.  No additional land will be required and green belt development will be developed in 141.3 acres of plant area.  No sensitive areas are located within 15 km. radius of the project site.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 99.50 Crores.  Rs. 8.0 Crores and Rs. 0.79 Crores are earmarked towards capital cost and revising cost/annum for environment pollution control measures.  Following are the existing and proposed facilities to be installed:

 

S.No.

Plant / facilities

Quantity (TPA)

Existing :

1

Sponge Iron Plant  (6x100 TPD)

1,80,000

2

Pellet Plant

6,00,000

3

Captive Power Plant : WHRB -15 MW

                                    AFBC  - 9 MW

24 MW

Proposed :

1

Sponge Iron Plant (2x350 TPD)

2,20,000

2

Iron ore Beneficiation Plant

6,00,000

 

            Iron ore (3,20,000 TPA), Coal (1,90,000 TPA), limestone (26,400 TPA) for the sponge iron plant and iron ore fines (0.7 MTPA) for the iron ore beneficiation plant will be used as raw materials. Iron ore (-6 mm) from raw material yard will be fed to the vibrating screen having water spray +1 mm fraction will be sent to storage.  -1 mm fraction along with water will be fed to drum scrubber and then to classifier.  +150 micron will be sent to product storage -150 mm will be thickened in hi-date thickener.  Raw material for sponge iron plant will be prepared in Crushers and screens and will be fed to rotary kiln and processing will be done in kiln and cooler system. Sponge iron being magnetic and char being non-magnetic will be separated in separate bins.

 

            Gaseous emissions will be generated from sponge iron plant.  The waste gases from the kiln will be passed through dust settling chamber (DSC) to settle the coarse dust particles and after burning chamber (ABC) to burn the CO.  Electrostatic Precipitator (ESP) will be provided to DRI kilns and cleaned gases will be let off through the ID fan and chimney (40 m) into the atmosphere.

 

            Total water requirement will be 2695.7m3/day of which 864m3/day would be for proposed expansion. The water requirement will be met from the Bellary Sewage Treatment Plant for Industrial use and bore well water for domestic use. The effluent from the iron ore beneficiation plant will be treated in a thickener and thickened slurry will be filtered by horizontal belt filters.  The supernatant will be re-circulated and filter cake will be sold to brick manufacturers.  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.

 

Fly ash (140 TPD) & Filter Cake from Beneficiation Plant (1,000 TPD) will be sold to brick manufacturers. Coal char (300 TPD) will be fired in AFBC boiler. Iron ore fines (11 TPD) will be recycled for pelletization and sponge iron fines (21 TPD) will be used for steel making.    Spent oil will be disposed to authorized re-processors.

           

Power requirement for the proposed expansion will be 3,500 KVA and will be sourced from met by Captive Power Plant (CPP) or KPTCL. Existing power requirement is 2,000 KVA and is already made available.

 

Public hearing / public consultation meeting was conducted by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board on 8th March, 2011. The Committee deliberated on the issues raised during the public hearing, the written representations submitted, the reply given by the PP for the same and the complaint dated 31.03.2011 filed by Shri V.M Yerri Swamy after the PH. The various issues include non compliance to the sitting guidelines by KSPCB for sponge iron units, dust emisson & loss of crops in the area, provision of compensation to the farmers, employment to villagers, improvement of roads, provision of hospital, school, drinking water etc. to the villagers. The PP withdrew their statement w.r.t their reply in Public hearing regarding employment to local people and have agreed to provide priority to reserved category people.

The Committee recommended that flouride control in drinking water for surrounding villages should be a part of budget for Enterprise Social Commitment, instead of using bore well water for drinking, rain water harvesting with treatment shall be used and supplied to villagers also and the company shall give employment in the priority of Panchayat, Mandal, District & State.

 

The Committee was informed that MoEF has sought comments from MS, KSPCB on the complaint dated 31.03.2011 filed by Shri V.M Yerri Swamy after the PH. The MS, KSPCB informed MoEF that, “based on the public compliant regarding air pollution caused by the Industry, a Show Cause Notice (SCN) was issued by KSPCB to the Industry on 28.10.2010. Personal hearing on SCN was held on 28.04.2011 and proceedings of the personal hearing were communicated to the Industry on 26.05.2011. The Industry was asked to execute an undertaking on stamp paper and pay a guarantee money of 20,00,000/- as a security deposit to ensure compliance to the consent conditions stipulated by KSPCB. The Industry have requested for 6 to 8 months time to undertake all the above directions and have not given the undertaking and guarantee money till 24.06.2011. KSPCB has sought latest status report from RO, Bellary and based on his inspection report, further course of action as per law will be initiated on the Industry”.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee decided that the proposal shall be deferred and delisted till receipt of information from KSPCB regarding satisfactory compliance of the existing unit and compliance of the proposed expansion to the siting guidelines issued by KSPCB for sponge iron units. The Committee also sought the following additional information.

 

·         Documents regarding firm coal linkage.

 

·         Compliance to the environmental conditions and /or the NOC from the SPCB. The testing / verification undertaken for the compliance shall be from the recognized laboratory.

 

·         TOR 8 – Petrology & chemical analysis of Raw Material etc. needs to be re-checked and submitted.

 

·         Bore well water analysis to be re-checked and submitted.

 

·         Flouride analysis of the ground/surface water and granite in the surrounding area of 5 km radius with GPS data of bore wells

 

·         Action plan for environmental cell with a full fledged environmental laboratory.

 

25.2.9   Expansion of Sponge Iron Plant from 50 TPD to 200 TPD along with installation of Induction Furnace (30,000 TPA), Rolling Mill (75,000 TPA) and Captive Power Plant (4 MW) ay Sy. No. 276, Village Halkundi, Taluk & District Bellary, Karnataka by M/s Supra Steel & Power Pvt. Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s KRS Enterprises, Bangalore, 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 8th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 2nd – 3rd March, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP Report.

 

M/s Supra Steel & Power Pvt. Ltd. have proposed to expand its Sponge Iron Plant from 50 TPD to 200 TPD along with installation of Induction Furnace (30,000 TPA), Rolling Mill (75,000 TPA) and Captive Power Plant (4 MW) at Village Halkundi, Taluq & District Bellary, Karnataka.  Total project area is 18.5 Acres, which is acquired and green belt will be developed in 6.1 acres (33%) of plant area. Total cost of the proposed expansion is Rs. 55.84 Crores. Rs 2.7 Crores and Rs. 1.3 Crores are earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

Following are the details of existing and proposed facilities:

 

S.No.

Facility

Capacity

 

Existing

1

Sponge Iron Plant

50 TPD (1x50 TPD)

 

Proposed

1

Sponge Iron Plant

150 TPD (3x50 TPD)

2

Induction furnace

30,000 TPA

3

Rolling Mill

75,000 TPA

4

Captive Power Plant

      WHRB

      FBC

4 MW

1 MW

3 MW

 

The raw materials required for sponge iron manufacture will be Iron ore fines (1,08,000 TPA), coal (51,000 TPA) and limestone (1,800 TPA).  Sponge iron, pig iron, scrap and ferro alloys will be melted in the Induction furnace. Sponge iron will be produced in a rotary kiln, where iron ore will be reduced to form sponge iron in presence of coal and limestone. Induction furnace-continuous casting route will be adopted in the proposed steel plant. It is mentioned that gas conditioning tower / WHRB will be used for cooling flue gases from kiln. Sponge iron, pig iron and scrap will be melted in the Induction furnace. The molten metal will be casted into billets through a continuous casting machine. The casted billets will then be heated in a reheating furnace and then hot rolled in a rolling mill to produce structural steel of different sections and sizes. The waste gases from the kiln will be let into the waste heat boiler to generate steam for power generation. Coal fines/char/dolochar will be fired in a FBC boiler to generate steam, which will be used for power generation.

 

            Waste gases from DRI kiln will be passed through dust settling chamber, after burning chamber and a gas conditioning tower / WHRB, where the gases will be cooled. The cooled gases will be sent to electrostatic precipitator (ESP) and the clean gases are let off to atmosphere through a chimney. ESP will be provided to captive power plant. Bag filters and ESP will be provided as air pollution control measures.

 

The total water requirement for the existing plant operations is 50m3/day. During the proposed expansion, the water requirement will increase to 264m3/day. The water requirement will be met from the Bellary Sewage Treatment Plant for Industrial use and Bore well water for domestic use. DM plant backwash, cooling tower and boiler blow down are neutralized in neutralization tank and used for gardening. Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.

 

            Solid waste generated from the proposed plant will be wet scrapper sludge, bag filter dust, fly ash from CPP, mill scales from rolling mill and IF slag. Coal fines and dolochar will be used in FBC boiler for power generation. Oil waste from the facility will be separately collected and will be disposed as per  the KSPCB norms.

 

Sponge Iron fines will be sold to Agarbatti and brick manufacturing unit, Fly Ash, Dolochar & bottom ash will be sold to brick manufacturing units, Scrap will be reused in the process and Slag will be used for landfill/ road construction through approved agencies. Spent oil will be stored in leak proof containers and reused for lubrication

 

Personal protective equipments like ear muffs will be provided to employees working in high noise prone areas. Acoustic lagging / silencers will be provided to noise generating equipment. Power requirement (including existing) of 9 MW will be met from Captive Power Plant and GESCOMThe Company has obtained assurance for power supply from Karnataka Udyog Mitra (KUM), a State Level Single Window Agency of Government of Karnataka. DG sets (2 X1500 KVA) will be installed.

 

Public hearing / public consultation meeting was conducted by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board on 29th December, 2010. The Committee deliberated upon the issues raised during the public hearing including, provision of pollution control measures, compensation to the farmers for loss of crops in the area, provision of employment to the local people, hospital, power supply to the villages, books & uniform to the school children etc.

 

The Committee informed the PP that from environmental point of view, 50 TPD DRI kilns are not recommended and suggested that proposed 50 TPD kilns may be replaced with a minimum of 100 TPD. The PP has requested to give permission for 2X100 in place of 3X50 DRI kilns. The Committee has agreed for the same and asked to submit the revised utilities requirement and EMP.

 

The PP has informed that by the end of Summer 2012, all the roads will be made concrete. The Committee recommended that Flouride control in drinking water for surrounding villages should be a part of budget for Enterprise Social Commitment, instead of using bore well water for drinking, rain water harvesting with treatment shall be used and supplied to villagers also and the company shall give employment in the priority of Panchayat, Mandal, District & State.

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

 

·         Documents regarding firm coal linkage

 

·         TOR 8 – Petrology & chemical analysis of Raw Material etc. needs to be re-checked and submitted.

 

·         Compliance to the environmental conditions and those stipulated in the NOC from the SPCB. The testing / verification undertaken for compliance shall be from the recognized laboratory.

 

·         Bore well water analysis to be re-checked and submitted.

 

·         Flouride analysis of the ground/surface water and granite in the surrounding area of 5 km radius with GPS data of bore wells

 

·         Detailed time bound Plan (cumulative for the adjacent industries) for laying of roads for 10 km radius, auto cad drawings with cost break up etc.

 

·         A Copy of the Public Hearing proceedings

 

 

25.2.10    Ferro Alloys Plant (2x4.5 MVA, 16,500 TPA) at Sy.No. 119,220,221&222, Village Sampathipuram, Mandal Anakapalli, District Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh  by M/s Sarojini Ferro Alloys Private Limited- regarding Environmental Clearance

 

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

 

25.2.11    Expansion of Asbestos Fibre Cement Corrugated Roofing/Plain Sheets and Moulded Accessories Manufacturing Plant from 86,000 TPA to 1,50,000 TPA at Village Korian, District Dhenkanal, Odisha by M/s UAL- Orissa (Prop. UAL Industries Limited) -  regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s B.S. Envi-Tech (P) Ltd., Hyderabad, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 2nd meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 17th – 18th August, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP Report. All the Asbestos milling and Asbestos based products have been listed at Sl. No. 4(c) in Category ‘A’ of Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and are appraised at the Centre.

 

M/s UAL-Orissa, (Prop. UAL Industries Limited) have proposed for expansion and modernization of fiber cement corrugated roofing/plain sheets and accessories (86,000 TPA to 1,50,000 TPA) at Village Korian, District Dhenkanal, Odisha. No National Park, Sanctuary, Elephant/Tiger Reserve are located within 10 km radius of the project site. 8 Reserve Forests are present within 10 km radius of the project site. The total land available with the plant is 15.76 acres and expansion will be carried within the existing plant premises. Green belt will be developed in 6.51 acres of plant area. Total cost of the expansion project will be Rs. 9.7 Crores.

 

The existing and proposed production capacities are as follows:

 

Existing Capacity (TPA)

After Expansion Capacity (TPA)

Unit -I

36,000

78,000

Unit -II

50,000

72,000

Total

86,000

1,50,000

 

The manufacturing of A.C. Sheets is based on ‘Hatschek’ process. Chrysotile asbestos fibre, cement, fly ash, wood and cotton pulp are the raw materials required. Chrysotile asbestos fibre in the form of Chrysotile is imported from Russia, Brazil, Kazakistan, Canada and Zimbabwe, Cement is purchased from nearby cement plants, fly ash is sourced from the nearest NTPC power plant at Talcher/Kaniha and wood & cotton pulp are imported & purchased from indigenous market.

 

The asbestos bag opening will be carried out using fully automatic bag opening device inside closed chamber kept at negative pressure. Adequate suction will be provided in the chamber and connected to pulse jet bag filter followed by a stack. Pulse jet bag filters will be provided to automatic chrysotile fiber handling system, moulding section and cement & fly ash handling system (Unit-I & Unit -II).

The total water requirement will be 205m3/day (for process 130 m3/day, cooling 10 KLD and domestic 65 KLD) and will be met from the ground water & PHD water supply. Permission has been obtained from CGWA for drawl of 145m3/day of water. The wastewater generation is only from domestic use and the same is treated in septic tanks followed by soak pits.

 

The solid waste generated during cutting and trimming operations is recycled back to fibre mixer. Sludge from the bottom of settling tanks is reused in the fibre mixer. The dust collected from bag filters and shop floor will be reused in the mixer. No asbestos bearing solid waste will be disposed in landfill or thrown outside the plant premises.

 

The total power requirement is 58 units/T of product and will be sourced from 11 KV dedicated industrial feeder of State Electricity Board. DG sets of sufficient capacity are existing to meet the power demand during emergency. From occupational health point of view, personal protective equipments like crash helmets, earmuffs, cylindrical type ear plugs, heat resistant suit, dust masks etc. will be provided to the work man.

             

Public Hearing/public consultation was conducted by the Odisha State Pollution Control Board on 26th October, 2010. The issues raised in the public hearing meeting were regarding provision of employment to locals, pollution control measures, green belt development, aid to school, health camps, CSR activities etc. which have been included in the EIA/EMP report.

 

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

 

·         Modified layout plan including green belt and rain water harvesting pond.

 

·         Compliance to the environmental conditions and / or the NOC from the SPCB. The testing / verification undertaken for compliance shall be from the recognized laboratory.

 

·         Chyrsotile fibers analysis including Trace Elements.

 

·         OHS data for the last 5 years.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

ix.          Total water requirement shall not exceed 205 m3/day. All the recommendations of the State Ground Water Department, Govt. of U.P shall be implemented in time bound manner.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xvi.          The company shall also undertake rain water harvesting measures for a storage capacity of minimum 2-3 months and plan of action shall be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar within three months.

 

xvii.        All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 26th October, 2010 shall 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.

 

xviii.        Green belt shall be developed in at least 33 % of plant area as per the CPCB guidelines in consultation with the DFO. Green belt development shall be started within 3 months after obtaining EC and completed within 3 years or before commissioning of the plant whichever is earlier.

 

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

 

 

25.2.12    Proposed Fibre Cement Corrugated Sheets Manufacturing Plant (2,50,000 TPA) at Village Chak Sultanpur & Rampur Rajdhari, Block Goraul, District Vaishali, Bihar by M/s UAL – Bihar (A Unit of M/s UAL Industries Ltd.) -  regarding Environmental Clearance

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Shiva Test House, Patna, 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 14th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 23rd – 25th September 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP Report. All the Asbestos Cement Plants have been listed at Sl. No. 4(c) of Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 as Category ‘A’ and have to be appraised by the Central Govt. 

 

M/s UAL – Bihar have proposed for the Fibre Cement Corrugated Sheets Plant (2,50,000 TPA) at Village Chak Sultan & Rampur Rajdhari, Block Goraul, District Vaishali, Bihar. Total land acquired is 32.3 acres barren land of which green belt will be developed in 10.66 acres (33%) of plant area. No rehabilitation and resettlement is involved. No national parks/wild life sanctuary/reserve forests are located within 10 km radius. No forest land is involved. Total cost of the project is Rs. 54.67 Crores.  Rs. 1.5 Crores and Rs 25.0 Lakhs are earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

Raw asbestos fiber (20,000 TPA), cement (1,12,500 TPA), fly ash (65,000 TPA) and Paper pulp (1,875 TPA) will be used as raw materials. Raw material will be transported by covered trucks. Chrysotile Asbestos fibre received in this previous polythene bags is mechanically opened in a bag opening device and fed into edge runner mill to mill the fibre where water will be added to suppress dust. The milled fibre will be stored in silo and required quantity of fibre in drums.  Ordinary port land cement will be stored in cement silo and conveyed to slurry mixer.  Fly ash will also be added to slurry mixer. The slurry so formed will pumped to the agitator and water of the slurry filters through sieve depositing a fine film of asbestos cement on the surface.  The films of asbestos cement are picked up by an endless belt through rubber rolls.  Due to movement of felt forward, asbestos cement layer dewatered by vacuum and transferred to conveyer belt. The sheets are corrugated and stacked.  The dry FC sheets are air dried in stacks for 14-28 days to allow curing of the cement in which process the sheets achieve full strength.

            The asbestos bag opening will be carried out using filly automatic bag opening machine inside closed chamber kept at negative pressure. Adequate suction will be provided in the chamber and connected to pulse jet bag filter followed by a stack of 30 m height. Bag filter dust collector with reverse pulse jet cleaning will be provided to cement feeding point & fly ash feeding point and connected to stack.

Total water requirement will be 120 m3/day and will be sourced from own bore wells. No wastewater will be generated in the process.  The settling solids in slurry form from the recuperating tank will be collected in a clarifier and reused in the process.  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 solid waste generated will be recycled in the manufacturing process.  HDPE fiber bags will be shredded in the shredder unit attached to the bag opening device and sent along with the fiber into fiber mill through conveyor. Acoustic enclosures will be provided to D.G. sets. Power (1,000 KVA) will be required for the project and sourced by BSEB Grid.

 

Public hearing/Public consultation meeting was conducted by the Bihar State Pollution Control Board on 6th March 2011. The Committee deliberated on the issues raised during the public hearing including Implementation of Pollution Control Systems, Locals should be employed, waste disposal, Noise Pollution Control Measures & Details of Plantation, effective air pollution control measures, development activities & 100% solid waste utilization etc.

 

The Committee was informed of the representation received by MoEF from Prof. Naval Kishore Yadav, Chairman, Question and Call attention Committee, Bihar Legislative Council regarding the violation by M/s UAL-Bihar by carrying out construction prior to obtaining environmental clearance. MoEF’s RO-Bhubaneswar requested the Chairman, Bihar State Pollution Control Board (BSPCB) to inspect the site & send the inspection report. MS, BSPCB have forwarded the report of inspection carried by BSPCB on 15.05.2011 to MoEF. The report mentions that a revised layout plan may be sought from the PP. The proposed unit is as per the siting guidelines of BSPCB and no construction work has been carried out except filling the pit, development of connecting road & wired boundary around the proposed area. The Committee also discussed the representations received by the members of the Expert Appraisal Committee.

 

As per the representation, M/s UAL have carried construction without obtaining prior environmental clearance. The State highway is at a distance of 55-262m. The school is within 500m from the plant. The site is bounded by a number of villages. The report from the Circle officer, Goraul Vaishali regarding the population number is awaited.

After detailed deliberations, the Committee decided that to verify the facts as brought out in the representation, a site visit by the Committee members be taken before consideration of the project.

Proposal for TORs

 

25.2.13    Expansion of Sintering Unit (300MT/day), Thermit Unit (100MT/day), AOD Unit (300 MT/day), LRF Unit (300/MT/day), Ferro Alloys Unit (5x9 MVA each), Cement Unit (500 TPD) and Power Plant 50 MW at Kamalpur, District Burdwan in West Bengal by M/s Sharp Ferro Alloys Limited - regarding TORs

 

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

 

25.2.14    Proposed expansion project with Backward Integration- Manufacturing of Manmade fiber Partially Oriented Yarn /Fully Drawn Yarn  (3,65,000 MTPA) and Polyester Textured Yarn (PTY) (2,75,966 MTPA) through continuous polymerization process at Survey No. 171/1/1/4/1, 193, 196/1,197/1/1, 197/1/2, 197/2/1, 153P, 154, 155/1, 155/2, 156/1, 201/1/1, 201/3, 202/1, & 202/2, Notified Industrial Zone, Village-Surangi,  Silvassa (U.T. of D & NH) by M/s DNH Spinners Pvt. Ltd. - regarding TORs

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Unistar Environment & Research Labs Pvt. Ltd., Gujarat, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft Terms of Reference for the preparation of EIA/EMP report. All manmade fibres manufacturing other than rayon are listed at S.No. 5(d) under category ‘B’ and should have been appraised at State level Environment Appraisal Committee. However, due to location of the project within 10 km of the interstate boundary of Gujarat & Maharashtra and applicability of general condition, the proposal has been appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee -1 (Industry) in the Centre.

 

M/s DNH Spinners  Pvt. Ltd. have proposed for expansion with backward Integration for manufacturing of Manmade fiber Partially Oriented Yarn /Fully Drawn Yarn  (3,65,000 MTPA) and Polyester Textured Yarn (PTY) (2,75,966 MTPA) through continuous polymerization process at Survey No. 171/1/1/4/1, 193, 196/1,197/1/1, 197/1/2, 197/2/1, 153P, 154, 155/1, 155/2, 156/1, 201/1/1, 201/3, 202/1, & 202/2, Notified Industrial Zone, Village-Surangi,  Silvassa (U.T. of D & NH). Total project area including existing is 95,500 m2, which is already acquired and green belt will be developed in 28,182 m2 of plant area. Satmaliya Deer Park and Vasona Lion Safari are located at a distance of 2.52 km from the project site. Damanganga Reservoir, River Darotha and patches of RF are located at a distance of 6.15 km, 1.41 km and 1.52 km respectively from the project site. Silvassa is located at 8 Km. Total project cost is Rs. 828.50 Crores. Rs. 3.50 Crore and Rs. 108.0 Lakhs are earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost per annum for pollution control measures.

 

M/s DNH Spinners Pvt. Ltd. is an existing unit which is manufacturing Partially Oriented Yarn (POY)/ Fully Drawn Yarn (FDY) – 18,000 MTPA and Polyester Texturised Yarn (PTY) – 270 MTPA. The PP have proposed for a backward integration project by manufacturing in-house Partially Oriented Yarn (POY/FDY) - 3,65,000 MTPA through ‘continuous polymerization process’ by using primary raw materials – PTA and MEG. POY/FDY is the primary raw material for the production of Texturised Yarn (PTY). The company also proposes to increase the production capacity of existing product PTY-2,75,966 MTPA along with POY/FDY.

 

Polyester Chips, spin finish oil and antistatic coning oil are used as raw materials to manufacture existing products and PTA, MEG, DEG, TiO2, antimony Trioxide, and spin finish oil will be used as raw material to manufacturing proposed products. The Existing products are manufactured by melting of chips in the extruder and passed through spin pack to convert the molten mass into yarn form, spin finish oil is applied on the yarn surface to avoid the internal adhesion of yarns, and required cooling is provided by cool air to get the yarn solidify. The formed yarns are take up at required speed on a winder. Thus formed yarn (POY/FDY) is further used for manufacturing of Texturized yarn and fabrics. The whole process in carried out in closed conditions. The proposed product POY & FDY will be manufactured by continuous polymerisation process is based on two main reactions: Esterification & polycondensation.

 

Stack of 50 m & 30 m height will be provided to thermic Fluid heaters and DG set to control PM within 150 mg/Nm3, SO2 within 100 ppm and NOx within 50 ppm.

 

Total fresh water requirement will be 1,251 m3/day and will be sourced from bore well/canal. Domestic effluent will be treated through septic tank and soak pit. Wastewater generated from industrial activities @ 251 KL/D will be treated in ETP and the treated wastewater will be diverted through R.O. & MEE to Cooling tower. Cooling tower blow down @ 220 KL/D will also be reutilized for gardening and cooling purposed through R.O. and MEE. 

 

ETP waste (10.0 MTPM) will be packed in bags and stored in designated area, which will be sent to landfill site of M/s GEPIL, Silvassa for final disposal. Process waste (15.0 MTPM) will be packed in bags and stored in drums. Yarn waste 20.0 MTPM) will be packed in bags and stored in drums, which will be recycled back/sold to actual users. Used oil (1.0 KLPA) will be stored in drums and sold to registered refiners/sent to TSDF site. Empty drums/bags (50,000 Nos. per month) will be stored at a separate storage area and reused for packing/sold to authorized scrap vendor.

 

The existing power requirement is 4.8 MW and an additional power requirement of 43 MW will also be sourced from Electricity Dept, Silvassa. The company proposes to install Natural Gas Fired Power Engines (2.0 MW X 3 nos) and HTM heater (6 nos x 8 M K.Cal/Hr). These will act as standby units and will be only utilized in case of power failure for domestic lighting & heating purpose. Natural Gas will be used as fuel @ 925.7 Kscm/Month for Natural Gas Fired Power Engines and 1950 Kscm/Month for HTM.

 

A copy of letters issued by the Member Secretary, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Planning and Development Authority indicating that the project site is falling in Industrial Zone as per Regional Plan 2000-2021 is submitted.

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

 

1.    Executive summary of the project

2.Photographs of the existing and proposed plant area.

3.Compliance to the conditions stipulated in the Environmental Clearance / NOC granted by the SPCB. The testing verification undertaken for the Compliance shall be from the recognized environmental laboratory.

4.    Source of natural gas

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

6.    Justification of the project.

7.    Promoters and their back ground

8.    A copy of Gazette Notification to confirm that the unit is located in the notified industrial area.

9.    Regulatory framework

10.  Project location and Plant layout.

11.  Infrastructure facilities, existing and proposed including power sources.

12.  Total cost of the project along with cost for environment protection measures.

13.  Project site location along with site map of 5 km area and site details providing various industries, surface water bodies, forests etc.

14.  Present land use based on satellite imagery for the study area of 5 km radius. Location of National Park/Wild life sanctuary/Reserve Forest within 5 km radius of the project.

15.  An authenticated map from Chief Wild life Warden showing the location of the project and Satmaliya Deer Park and Vasona Lion Safari along with his comments or recommendation. 

16.  A copy of application submitted to the National Board for wild life.

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

18.  Details of the total land and break-up of the land use for green belt and other uses.

19.  List of products (existing & proposed) along with the production capacities.

20.  List of raw material required and source.

21.  Manufacturing process details along with the chemical reactions.

22.  Design details of ETP & boiler.

23.  Details of water and air pollution and its mitigation plan.

24.  Ambient air quality data for one season other than monsoon regarding PM10, SO2, NOx and VOC at 4 locations within the study area of 5 km., aerial coverage from project site.  Location of one AAQMS in downwind direction.

25.  Ambient air quality modelling for plant. 

26.  One season data other than monsoon for water and Noise monitoring.

27.  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.

28.  ‘Permission’ for the drawl of ground water from the CGWA/SGWB.  Water balance cycle data including quantity of effluent generated recycled and reused and discharged.

29.  Ground water monitoring at 6 locations should be carried out.

30.  The details of solid and hazardous wastes generation, storage, utilization and disposal particularly related to the hazardous waste.

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

32.  Risk assessment for storage and handling of chemicals/solvents and Fire hazard management plan.

33.   Occupational health of the workers should be incorporated.

34.  An action plan to develop green belt in 33 % area

35.  Scheme for rainwater harvesting with a minimum storage capacity of 5-6 months.

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

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

38.  At least 2 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the Enterprise Social Commitment based on locals need and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and incorporated.

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

40.  A tabular chart with index for point wise compliance of above TORs.

 

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

 

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

 

25.2.15  Proposed Cement Plant (200 TPD Clinker & 300 TPD Cement) at Dag Nos. 144, 145, 146, 147 & 151 of K.P. Patta No. 19, 21, 42 & 9, Village Ambher, 12th Mile, Jorabat under Mouza Sonapur, District Kamrup in Assam by M/s KR Associates-  regarding TORs

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s. Envision Enviro Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Surat,  gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft Terms of Reference for the preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Cement Plants (less than 1.0 MTPA) are listed at S.No. 3(b) under Category ‘B’ and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee -1 (Industry) in the Ministry due to absence of SEIAA/SEAC in Assam.

 

M/s. K R Associates have proposed for the Cement Plant (Clinker 66,000 TPA & Cement OPC/PPC/PSC 99,000 TPA) at Dag Nos.: 144, 145, 146, 147 & 151 of K. P. Patta No.: 19, 21, 42 & 9 in Village Ambher, 12th Mile, Jorabat under Mouza Sonapur, District Kamrup, Assam. Total project area is 1.3378 ha and is already acquired on lease and 0.4 ha (approximately) will be earmarked for green belt development. No R & R is involved. No national park / wild life sanctuary / reserve forest is located within 10 km radius of the project site. The project area falls in Seismic Zone-V and earthquake resistant structures will be provided. Total cost of the project is Rs. 29.27 Crores. Rs. 80.0 Lacs. and Rs. 10.50 Lacs. will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

Lime Stone (272 TPD from Meghalaya), Clay (23.8 TPD from Byrnihat, Assam), Iron dust (3.4 TPD from Durgapur, Bihar), Coke breeze (40.8 TPD from Byrnihat, Assam), Fly ash/slag (105 TPD from West Bengal, Orissa, Jharkhand & Bihar) and Gypsum (10 TPD from Bhutan) will be used as raw materials. VSK technology will be used for drying, sintering and coking.  Manufacturing process will involve mixing, drying and grinding of limestone, clay, silica, heating in pre-heater and burning in kiln, cooled in air cooling system to form clinker. Subsequently, clinker will be ground with gypsum to form cement. Total power requirement will be 1,800 KW and will be sourced from Assam SEB.  D.G. set of 600 KVA & 250 KVA will be installed for emergency use.  Diesel (70 Ltr./hr) will be used as fuel for stand by D.G. Set.

           

A multi bag pulse jet type dust collectors will be provided to crusher, raw mill, cement mill and packing plant. A multi bag pulse jet type dust collectors followed by wet scrubber will be provided to all the Vertical Shaft Kilns. Dust from the pollution control equipments will be 100% recycled in the process. Total ground water requirement of 47 m3/day will be sourced from bore wells and permission will be obtained from CGWA. Domestic wastewater (3.6 m3/day) will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted. Used/spent oil will be sold to authorized recycles / reprocess.

 

The Committee has sought revised lay out plan and was submitted by the PP. The Committee prescribed the following TORs for undertaking detailed EIA/EMP study:

 

1.    Executive summary of the project

2.    Photographs of the proposed plant area.

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

4.    The earlier questionnaire for industry sector 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 land use / land cover, 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.  Rehabilitation & Resettlement (R & R) should be as per policy of the State Govt. and a detailed action plan should be included.

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

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

14.  Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

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

16.  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.).

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

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

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

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

23.  Energy balance data for all the components 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.  Sources of secondary emissions, its control and monitoring as per the CPCB guidelines should be included. A full chapter on fugitive emissions and control technologies should be provided.

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

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

28.  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.

29.  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.

30.  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.

31.  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.

32.  Air quality modeling for all the plants proposed including mine for specific pollutants needs to be done. APCS for the control of emissions within 50 mg/Nm3 should be included. Cumulative impacts of cement plant, Captive Power Plant and mines located at a distance of 2.0 km  on the ambient air quality shall be assessed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

43.  Permission for the drawl of water from the 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.  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.

51.  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.

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

53.  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.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

60.  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 included. Socio-economic development activities need to be elaborated upon.

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

62.  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.

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

64.  At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the Enterprise Social Commitment based on Public Hearing issues and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and incorporated.

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

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

67.  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. 

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

 

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

 

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

 

25.2.16  Modernization-cum-expansion to enhance the production capacity of Writing & Printing Paper from 60 TPD to 150 TPD and 12.5 MW Co-Gen power plant at Malout Road, Village Rupana, District Muktsar in Punjab by M/s Satia Industries Limited (Unit-I)- regarding TORs

            The project authorities and their consultant, M/s EST Consultants (P) Ltd., New Delhi, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft TORs for preparation of EIA/EMP.  All the pulp and paper manufacturing units are listed at S.No. 5(i) under Category A of the schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s Satia Industries Limited have proposed for modernization-cum-expansion to enhance the production capacity of Writing & Printing Paper from 60 TPD to 150 TPD and 12.5 MW Co-Gen power plant at Malout Road, Village Rupana, District Muktsar in Punjab. Total project area is 36.019 acres which is already available for the existing plant and the proposed expansion will be carried within the existing plant premises. No additional land will be acquired for proposed expansion. No National Park/Wildlife Sanctuary is located within 10 km radius of the project site. No forest land and R & R is involved. Total cost of the project is Rs. 41.0 Crores and Rs. 11.0 Crores will be earmarked towards environmental pollution control measures. 

 

Wheat Straw, Sarkanda, Imported Wood Pulp, Caustic Soda, Chlorine (as elemental), Lime, Soapstone, Nutrients (Urea, DAP) and Paper Additives will be used as raw materials. The manufacturing process involves Pulping, Stock Preparation, Paper Making and Converting & Finishing.

 

The power requirement for the existing unit is 4.25 MW and after proposed expansion, it will be 10 MW which will be met from the Co-Gen and PSPCL. The existing steam requirement is met through 2 boilers of 27 TPH and 45 TPH and another 15 TPH chemical recovery boiler.  Whereas the chemical recovery Boiler is run through the Black Liquor, the other two runs on rice husk as well as biogas generated from UASB digester.  The steam requirement for the enhanced capacity shall be met from the proposed 75 TPH boiler, which will run on rice husk and biogas generated from UASB digester. After commissioning of the 75 TPH Boiler, the existing two Boilers shall be kept as standby.

 

The existing 27 TPH & 45 TPH boilers have stacks height of 35 m & 57 m respectively and are equipped with multi cyclones/wet scrubbing system. The 15 TPH recovery boiler having stack height of 66 m is equipped with Electrostatic Precipitator (ESP). The existing stack of 45 TPH boiler will be used with 75 TPH boiler and shall be equipped with ESP as APCD. No new D.G. Set is proposed.

 

The existing consumption of water is 6,600m3/day is met through Arniwala canal water. The total water requirement after the proposed expansion will be about 15,000 m3/day of which the fresh water requirement will be 10,200 m3/day. Two types of effluents are generated in the integrated pulp and paper plants i.e. black liquor and mill water. The mill water is generated from wet washing system, Brown Stock Washing plant, bleaching plant, Stock preparation, paper machine, DM plant, boiler, Evaporators, Sealing Water and floor washings. The present discharge of the industry is approx. 5,500 m3/day and estimated discharge after expansion will be approximately 14,000 m3/day. Out of above 14,000 m3/day of effluent generated in the mill, 5,000 m3/day of wet washing system will be treated through UASB followed by Ozone and RO treatment and 4,800 m3/day ( considering 200 m3/day as water losses ) of treated effluent will be recirculated.  Remaining 9,000 m3/day of effluent will be treated in 2 stage activated sludge process and the resulting 8,700 m3/day (considering 300 m3/day as water losses) will be discharged for eucalyptus plantation maintained by the company and crop irrigation by nearby farmers.

 

The black liquor (about 750 m3/day) from pulp washing is treated in chemical recovery plant comprising multiple effect evaporators, incinerator and causticizing. The present chemical recovery plant is capable to handle 150 Tons solids/day, which is presently under-utilized since only 80 Tons solids/day is available from the existing pulp mill.  With the enhanced paper production capacity, the solid generation will be 190 Tons/day. Up gradation of existing chemical recovery plant will be carried-out to meet the increased requirement.

 

              Solid waste in the form of ETP sludge (4 TPD), Boiler Ash (55 TPD) lime sludge from causticizing (60 TPD) and lime sludge from Hypo Preparation (225 Kg/Day) shall be generated. The ETP sludge is collected on RCC platform and lifted by nearby small-scale cardboard manufacturers for making cardboards. The boiler ash and lime sludge generated from causticizing plant is collected directly in the trolleys and shifted for filling of the low lying areas. Lime sludge is stored in HDPE bags and is further disposed off through common TSDF at village Nimbua, Tehsil Dera Bassi (Distt. Mohali) Punjab. After expansion, the disposal mode of solid and hazardous waste will continue to remain the same. 

 

The Committee has sought revised lay out plan and prescribed the following TORs for undertaking detailed EIA/EMP study:

 

1.    Executive summary of the project.

2.    Photographs of the existing and proposed plant area.

3.    Compliance to the environmental clearance stipulated in the environmental clearance accorded by the Ministry for the existing plant. The testing / verification undertaken for compliance shall be from the recognized environment laboratory.

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

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

7.    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. Present land use based on satellite imagery. Study area should be 10 Km radius from the boundary of the plant.

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

9.    List of raw materials required and source along with mode of transportation should be included. Raw material preparation chapter should include: proper dust handling system to maintain good house keeping & dust free atmosphere; dust masks to workers of concerned area and provision of proper fire fighting equipment etc.

10.  Manufacturing process details for all the plants should be included. Chapter on Pulping & Bleaching should include: no black liquor spillage in the area of pulp mill; no use of elemental chlorine for bleaching in mill. Chapter on Chemical Recovery should include: no spillage of foam in chemical recovery plant, no discharge of foul condensate generated from MEE directly to ETP; control of suspended particulate matter emissions from the stack of fluidized bed combustion boiler through the installation of ESP. ECF technology shall be implemented.

11.  Action plan to ensure that all equipments like pumps, motors & other electricals are energy efficient. Program for energy efficient lighting should also be incorporated.

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

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

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

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

16.  Data on existing ambient air, stack emission, fugitive emissions data; water requirement and water balance cycle; generation, re-utilization and disposal of solid/ hazardous waste for the existing plant and predicted increase in pollution load (GLCs) due to proposed expansion should be incorporated.

17.  Point-wise compliance to the specific and general conditions stipulated in the environmental clearance and consent to operate for the existing plant.

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

19.  Chemical characterization of RSPM and incorporating of RSPM data.

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

21.  Air quality modeling for paper plant & power plant for specific pollutants needs to be done.  APCS for the control of emissions from all the sources should also be included to control emissions within the prescribed limits. Existing stack emissions data.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

25.  Presence of aquifer(s) 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.  Action plan for the tertiary treatment of mill effluent before discharge to any water body, which should also be specified.

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

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

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

31.  Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures at plant site should be submitted to harvest rainwater from the roof tops and storm water drains 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.

32.  Permission for the drawl of surface water from the State Irrigation Department and water balance data including quantity of effluent generated, recycled and reused and discharged is to be provided. ETP should be equipped with tertiary stage of treatment. Methods adopted/to be adopted for the water conservation should be included.

33.  Commitment that fresh water consumption will not be more than 75 m3/T of paper.

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

35.  A chapter on efforts made to minimize use of ground water; impact of ground water drawl on the surrounding area, ground water table and impact of treated waste water usage for irrigation should also be included. A detailed hydrological study carried out by the State Govt. with reference to drawl of ground water should also be included. A detailed action plan for mitigative measures should be included. Ground water monitoring minimum at 8 locations should be ensured.

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

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

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

39.  Performance report of effluent treatment plant to accommodate the additional effluent generated during expansion.

40.  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.

41.  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.

42.  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.

43.  Action plan for solid/hazardous waste generation, storage, utilization and disposal from all the sources including fly ash. Copies of MOU regarding utilization of ash should also be included. Fly ash disposal plan on land owned by the mill should be included.

44.  A note on the treatment, storage and disposal of all type of solid/hazardous wastes should be included. Identification and details of land to be used for solid/hazardous wastes disposal should be included. Details of secured land fill as per CPCB guidelines should also be included.

45.  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.

46.  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.

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

48.  Socio-economic development activities need to be elaborated upon.

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

50.  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 worker’s 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.

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

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

53.  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.

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

           

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

 

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

 

25.2.17    Proposed Greenfield Cement Plant (Clinker-1.0 MTPA & Cement-1.52 MTPA) and 25 MW CPP at Villages Baghera, Nawagaon and Muripar, District Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh by M/s MSP Steel & Power Limited- regarding TORs

            The project authorities and their consultant, M/s. EMTRC Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Delhi,  gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft Terms of Reference for the preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Cement Plants (> 1.0 MTPA) are listed at S.No. 3(b) under Category A of the schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s. MSP Steel & Power Limited have proposed for Greenfield Cement Plant (Clinker-1.0 MTPA & Cement-1.52 MTPA) and 25 MW CPP at Villages Baghera, Nawagaon and Muripar, District Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh. The project area is 269.3 acres, which is yet to be acquired and 33% of the area will be developed as green belt. No national park, wildlife sanctuary is present within 10 km area of the site. Only one small patch of Reserve Forest is present within the 10 km area around the site. The site is about 1 km away from Muripar railway station. Borai industrial area is located near the plant site. Rajnandgaon is located about 15 km in the west side and Durg Bhilai is located about 7 km on the east side of the project site. The project cost is approximately Rs. 900 Crores. Rs.45 crores and Rs.4.5 crores will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

Limestone, Gypsum, Iron Ore, Coal, are the raw materials required for the project. Raw materials (except limestone) and Cement would be transported by rail. Limestone will be brought from Achholi mines by road. Achholi limestone mines are located about 37 km away from the site in district Durg. The manufacturing process involves crushing of limestone, grinding of raw materials, homogenization of raw meal, pyroprocessing, clinker making, clinker storage, and cooling, cement making and blending with fly ash, packing and dispatch. The clinker will be grinded and mixed with fly ash to produce 1.52 MTPA Cement (PPC). Power plant is based on FBC Boiler technology where mixture of coal and middlings of coal washery shall be used as fuel.

 

ESP and bag filters/ bag house would be installed to control dust emissions from various sections of cement plant, like crusher, raw mill, coal mill, pre-heater, clinker cooler and cement plant. All conveyors shall be of closed type. Bag filters shall be installed at all junction and transfer points and clinker, cement and fly ash silos. ESP would be used to control dust pollution from CPP.

 

Water requirement is 96 kl/hour (2,300 m3/day), which will be drawn from the Shivnath river. Entire wastewater will be treated and reused within the plant premises. No wastewater shall be discharged outside the plant premises. Water is mostly used as makeup for equipment cooling purpose. No wastewater is generated from cement plant. Wastewater generated from CPP shall be collected in Central Monitoring Basin and reused for dust suppression. Domestic wastewater shall be taken to STP for treatment and the treated water shall be used for greenbelt development.

100% dust collected from ESP and Bag Filters of cement plant shall be reused in cement making. 100% fly ash shall be used in PPC making. Bottom ash shall be used in road making. All grinding mills shall be kept inside building. Pumps and compressors shall be also kept inside buildings. CPP Turbine and DG sets shall be provided with acoustic enclosures and kept inside sealed buildings. The power requirement of the project is about 20 MW, which will be sourced from the CPP. 2 x 1250 MW DG set shall be established to meet the emergency power requirement.

The Committee noted that layout plan was not submitted by the PP. The Committee prescribed the following TORs for undertaking detailed EIA/EMP study:

 

1.    Executive summary of the project

2.    Photographs of the proposed plant area.

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

4.    A copy of firm coal linkage

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

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 land use / land cover, reserved forests, wildlife sanctuaries, national parks, tiger reserve etc. in 10 km of the project site.

9.    Primary survey of flora and fauna showing endangered endemic species and plan for conservation along with earmarking of budget.

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

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

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

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

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

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

16.  Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

34.  Air quality modeling for all the plants proposed including mine for specific pollutants needs to be done. APCS for the control of emissions within 50 mg/Nm3 should be included. Cumulative impacts of cement plant, Captive Power Plant and mines located at a distance of 2.0 km on the ambient air quality shall be assessed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

66.  At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the Enterprise Social Commitment based on Public Hearing issues and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and incorporated.

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

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

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

 

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

 

25.2.18    Setting up of 0.3 MTPA Non-recovery Coke Oven Plant along with 25 MW Waste Heat  Recovery Captive Power Plant at Sy No. 456 and 457, Baikampady Industrial Area, Panampur, Mangalore, Karnataka by M/s KIOCL Limited - regarding TORs

 

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s KRS Enterprises, Bangalore,  gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft Term of References for the preparation of EIA/EMP.  All the Coke Oven plants (> 2,50,000 TPA)are listed at S.No. 4(b) in category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

M/s KIOCL Limited have proposed for Setting up of 0.3 MTPA Non-recovery Coke Oven Plant along with 25 MW Waste Heat  Recovery Captive Power Plant at Sy No. 456 and 457, Baikampady Industrial Area, Panampur, Mangalore, Karnataka. The total land available is 153.875 acres of which about 48 Acres of land has been identified for the proposed coke oven plant and green belt will be developed in 33% of the plant area. No national park/wild life sanctuary/ biosphere reserve/Reserved Forest is located within 10 km radius. Indian Coast Guard Panambur Beach is at a distance of 3 kms. The total Capital Cost of project Rs.452.22 Crores.

 

The total coal requirement will be 4,44,000 Tons/year, which will be imported through ship, unloaded at Mangalore Port and brought to the project site by trucks. The overall requirement of power considering 3% system loses, rounded up is 3.2 MW.

 

The sources of air pollution are dust from Coal handling & Coke sizing, Battery operation, Coke quenching & Flue gas from Power Plant (SOX & NOX).  As a control measure, dust suppression systems in conjunction with dust collectors for coal and coke handling to restrict Particulate emissions to within 50 mg/Nm3 will be installed. Modified wet quenching of coke incorporating grit arrestor to minimize escape of particulate matter with water vapor and sludge handling arrangement will be done. A stack of appropriate height for dispersion of exhaust gases during battery operation & others will be installed. Adequate length and size of the waste gas tunnel to restrict particulate matter emissions from the stack within 50 mg/Nm3 will be given.

 

Total make-up water requirement for the non recovery coke oven plant, including the power plant will be about 193 m3/hr. The source of water is from the existing Pellet Plant Unit, Mangalore. The backwash from demineralised (DM) Plant & Boiler blow down water will be neutralized, diluted and used for greenbelt development and dust suppression. Cooling tower blow down water will be utilized for coke quenching, coal and coke handling, green belt development and miscellaneous use. The sewage generated will be treated in STP of capacity 50 KLD scheduled for implementation.

 

Coal & Coke fines will be recycled with coal blend in the yard while the broken refractory masses will be dumped in a waste yard and subsequently used for filling & leveling of low-lying areas with in the battery limit of the plant. Noise pollution control measures will be provided by way of providing silencers and sound proof cubicles /covers.

 

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

 

1.        Executive summary of the project

2.        Photographs of the proposed plant area.

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

4.        A copy of firm coal linkage         

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

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

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

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

9.        Project site layout plan 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.      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.

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

14.      Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

22.       Data generated in the last 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

38.      Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures at plant site 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

47.      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.

48.      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.

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

50.      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.

51.      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.

52.      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.

53.      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.

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

55.      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.

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

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

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

59.      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.

60.      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.

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

62.      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.

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

25.2.19    Proposed Ferro Alloy Plant of 4x24 MVA (Fe-Mn: 1,10,780 TPA and Si-Mn: 72,950 TPA) at Village Timmapuram & Peddagummuluru, Mandal S.Rayavaram, District Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh by M/s Ideal Resources Pvt. Limited - regarding TORs

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

 

M/s Ideal Resources (P) Ltd have proposed for Ferro Alloy manufacturing unit of 4x24 MVA Submerged Electric Arc Furnaces at Village Timmapuram & Peddagummuluru, Mandal S.Rayavaram & District Visakhapatnam of Andhra Pradesh. The land required for the proposed project is 45.02 acres which is already acquired and green belt will be developed in 14.85 acres of plant area. No national park/wild life sanctuary is located within 10 km radius. Payakraopeta RF and Panduru RF are at a distance of 8 km and 4 km respectively from the project site. Total cost of the project is Rs. 295.0 Crores.

 

The manufacturing process would involve preparation of raw material, electric smelting, casting and finishing. Si-Mn – 72,950 TPA and Fe-Mn – 1,10,780 TPA are the products that would be manufactured. Quartzite, Mill Scale, Coke Breeze/Coal, Electrode Paste, Electrode Casting, Manganese Ore and Dolomite are the Raw materials that will be required and will be sourced from authorized dealers and Local Market.

 

Fugitive dust would be arrested by installation of water sprinklers with asphalted internal roads and development of thick green belt area. Stack of 30 m height will be provided for effective dispersion of particulate matter and gases emissions. Reverse Pulse Jet Bag Filters will be used to arrest dust from plant process.

 

The water requirement of 400m3/day which will be sourced from the ground water source. No process wastewater is generated. Domestic wastewater will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit. Fe-Mn slag will be reused in Si-Mn manufacturing process as one of the raw material and Si-Mn slag will be used for road construction works. The bag filter dust will be sold to fly ash brick manufactures.

 

The enclosures of noise generating equipment will be designed for noise attenuation to reduce noise level up to recommended level. The power requirement @78,600 KVA will be met through 132 KVA/33KV sub station line from the State Grid.

 

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

 

1.            Executive summary of the project.

2.            Photographs of plant area.

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

4.            A copy of firm Coal linkage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

31.          Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

45.          At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the Enterprise Social Commitment based on Public Hearing issues and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and incorporated.

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

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

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

 

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

 

25.2.20    Proposed Ferro Alloys Plant (1x5 MVA and 1x9 MVA Submerged Electric Arc Furnace- 19, 842 TPA of Silico Manganese, 27,601 TPA of Ferro Manganese, 22, 253 TPA of ferro Chrome and 9,660 TPA of Ferro Silicon) at Plot No. 262/B & 263/A, Growth Center, APIIC, Bobbili (Village &Mandal), Vizianagaram District, Andhra Pradesh by M/s Siri Smelters & Energy Pvt. Limited - regarding TORs

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

 

M/s Siri Smelters & Energy (P) Limited have proposed to establish 1 X 5 MVA & 1 x 9 MVA Submerged Electric Arc Furnaces at Plot No: 262/B & 263/A, Growth Centre, APIIC, Bobbili (Village & Mandal), Vizianagaram (District), Andhra Pradesh. The company has already acquired 4.98 Acres of land for the proposed Ferro alloy unit of which 1.64 acres (33%) of the area will be developed as green belt. There are no ecologically sensitive areas like national parks and wild life sanctuaries within 10 km radius from the proposed site. Bobbili Fort is at a distance of 3 km. Total cost of the project is Rs.45 Crores and the budget for EMP would be Rs 1.35 Crores.

 

The manufacturing process would involve preparation of raw material, electric smelting, casting and finishing. Si-Mn – 19,842 TPA, Fe-Mn – 27,601 TPA, Fe-Cr – 22,253 TPA and Fe-Si – 9,660 TPA are the products that would be manufactured. Quartzite, Mill Scale, Coke, Coal, Electrode Paste, Manganese Ore, Magnesite, Dolomite and Chrome Ores are the raw materials that will be required.

 

Fugitive dust would be arrested by installation of water sprinklers with asphalted internal roads and development of green belt. Stack of 30 m height will be provided for effective dispersion of particulate matter and gaseous emissions. Reverse Pulse Jet Bag Filters will be used to arrest dust from plant process. Total water requirement will be 66 KLD and will be sourced from Growth Centre, APIIC authority supply. No process wastewater is generated. Domestic wastewater will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.

 

Fe-Mn slag will be reused in Si-Mn manufacturing process as one of the raw material and Si-Mn slag will be used for road construction works. Fe-Cr slag will be sent for TCLP test for the chrome content in the slag and accordingly will be sent for chrome recovery and used for low lying areas. The Bag Filter Dust will be sold to fly ash brick manufactures.

 

The enclosures of noise generating equipment will be designed for noise attenuation to reduce noise level up to recommended level. The power requirement @12 MW will be met from APEPDCL.

 

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

 

1.            Executive summary of the project.

2.            Photographs of plant area.

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

4.            Coal linkage documents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

31.          Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

25.2.21    Expansion of Ferro Alloy Plant by installation of 2x9 MVA Submerged Arc Furnaces at Bishnupur Industrial Growth Centre, P.O. Dwarika, P.S. Bishnupur, District Bankura in West Bengal by M/s Modern India Con-cast Limited - regarding TORs

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Envirotech East Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures, to be undertaken along with the draft Terms of Reference for the preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Ferro Alloy plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in primary metallurgical industry under category- A of the Schedule of the EIA notification 2006 and appraised at Central level.

 

M/s Modern India Con-cast Ltd. has proposed for the expansion of the existing Ferro Alloys Plant at Bishnupur Industrial Growth Centre, Dwarika, Bishnupur, District Bankura in West Bengal. The PP was allotted 19.67 acres in the Industrial Center of which the existing plant occupies 14.67 acres of land. The proposed Plant will be installed in the remaining 5 acres, out of which 33% area will be developed under green belt. No National Park / Wildlife Sanctuary / Reserve Forest is located within 10 km. from the project site. Dwarakeshwar River is flowing at around 1.5 kms. from the project site. Bankura town, the district head quarter, is around 32 kms. from the project site. Total cost of the project is Rs. 40 Crores.

 

Following are the existing and proposed units:

 

UNIT

CAPACITY

Existing

 

Ferro Alloys Plant

 

2x5 MVA SAF

 

3x9 MVA SAF

 

 

 

 

39,286 TPA Silico-Manganese

 

35,966 TPA Ferro-Manganese

Proposed

 

Ferro Alloys Plant 2x9 MVA SAF

32,000 TPA Silico-Manganese

 

 

Mn ore, Coke breeze, Mill scale, Quartzite & Dolomite will be used as the major raw materials in the process. There will be emissions during handling of raw materials and products, which will be controlled by dust suppression system. The emissions from the production processes will be passed through Bag filters to retain flue dust particles. The cleaned gases will be discharged to the atmosphere through stack of adequate height.

 

Total water requirement for the proposed project will be 336 m3/day, which will be supplied by West Bengal Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation. Water system will be designed for “Zero Discharge” wherein all discharges will be treated and reused in the plant. The slag, generated in silico-manganese plant will be used for roads and building construction. Flue dust will be sold to Brick Manufacturers. The total power requirement will be around 15 MVA, which will be fulfilled from WBSEB supply system.

 

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

 

1.            Executive summary of the project.

2.            Photographs of the existing and proposed plant area.

3.            Compliance to the environmental clearance stipulated in the environmental clearance accorded by the Ministry for the existing plant. The testing / verification undertaken for the compliance shall be from the recognized environmental laboratory. A line diagram/flow sheet for the process and EMP.

4.            A copy of coal linkage documents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

32.          Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

46.          At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the Enterprise Social Commitment based on locals need and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and incorporated.

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

25.2.22    Proposed 2x6 MVA Ferro Alloy Unit (Fe-Si: 8500 TPA; Si-Mn: 19,000 TPA; Fe-Mn:24,700 TPA) at Village Joratarai, Tehsil & District Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh by M/s Vishal Castings Limited - regarding TORs

 

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

 

25.2.23    Proposed Ferro Alloys (4x9 / 2x18 MVA Submerged Arc Furnace- 58,320 TPA of Silico-Mn, 81,230 TPA of Ferro-Manganese and 25,272 TPA of Ferro Silicon & Manganese Sinter Plant at Village Muhroomkala, Tehsil Khairagarh, District Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh by M/s Sarita Steels & Power Limited - regarding TORs

 

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

M/s. Sarita Steels & Power Ltd., have proposed for Ferro alloys manufacturing plant [4 x 9 MVA / 2 X 18 MVA submerged arc Furnaces (SAF)] for production of Si-Mn-58,320 TPA, Fe-Mn-81,230 TPA, Fe-Si-25,272 TPA and Manganese ore Sinter plant (3 x 300 TPD) for production of 2,97,000 TPA at Muhroomkala (V), Khairagarh Tehsil, Rajnandgaon District, Chhattisgarh. The total project area is 40 Acres (16.15 Ha) and greenbelt of 14.5 Acres (5.8 Ha) will developed. The Survey/Khasra nos of the project site are as 832/1 to 3; 833/1 to 6; 834/1 to 14; 839/1 to 7; 840; 841/1 to 4; 842/1 to 8 and 844. No R&R is involved. There are no ecologically sensitive areas within 10 km radius of the project site and Tributary of Shivnath River flows at a distance of 4 km. The total project cost is Rs. 297.54 Crores. The capital cost for proposed Environmental Management Plan is Rs.29.75 Crores and recurring cost is Rs.2.97 Crores/annum.

 

Manganese ore fines, coke fines, quartz, coke breeze, iron ore, dolomite, electrode paste and carbon paste are the raw materials required. The total power required for the proposed project is 60 MW and will be taken from CSPDCI.

 

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

 

The total water required is 580m3/day and will be sourced from bore wells. The wastewater (86 m3/day) generated from cooling tower blow down will be used for slag cooling and 20 m3/day domestic wastewater will be treated in Septic tank and used for greenbelt development. No wastewater will be discharged outside the plant premises.

 

The slag (1,62,098 TPA) generated from manufacturing of ferro alloys will be used for bricks manufacturing, designer tiles, load bearing tiles and construction of roads.

 

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

 

1.            Executive summary of the project.

2.            Photographs of plant area.

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

4.            A copy of Coal linkage documents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

31.          Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

45.          At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the Enterprise Social Commitment based on Public Hearing issues and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and incorporated. Details of small farmers from whom the land is acquired and a plan for their rehabilitation. 

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

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

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

 

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

 

25.2.24  Proposed 2.0 MTPA Green Field Integrated Steel Plant at Village Bhada, Tehsil Janjgir, District Janjgir-Champa, Chhattisgarh by M/s Prakash Industries Limited - regarding TORs

 

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

 

M/s Prakash Industries Limited have proposed for 2.0 MTPA Green Field Integrated Steel Plant at Village Bhada, Tehsil Janjgir, District Janjgir-Champa, Chhattisgarh. The project area is 564.76 acres and green belt will be developed in 33% of the plant area. There are no ecologically sensitive areas within 10 km radius of the project site. The total cost of project is Rs. 2,750 Crores. Rs.110 crores and Rs.20 crores will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

              Iron ore - BF grade & DR grade, Coal – Non coking Coal & Coal for PCI, Coke, Dolomite and Quartzite are the raw materials required. Preventive measures will be adopted for storage of raw materials on concrete floors with bund under cover shed so as to avoid any leaching during rainy season. Transportation of raw materials and products will be done in covered manner so as to avoid any fugitive emissions. The power requirement will be met from CPP and the company’s power plant nearby.

 

The proposed Project Configuration is as follows:

 

S. No.

Description

Capacity

Ph-1

( By Dec’13)

Ph-2

( By Dec’14)

Total

( By Dec’14)

 1

Mini Blast Furnace

1 X 550 cu.m

1 X 550 cu.m

1.15 MTPA

 2

Sponge Iron Kiln

4 X 200,000 TPA

4 X 200,000 TPA

1.6 MTPA

3

Steel Melting Shop consisting of following :-

 a)

 EAF

2 X 60 T

2 X 60 T

2 MTPA

b)

Ladle refining furnace

2 X 60 T

2 X 60 T

c)

Vacuum Degasifier

1 X 60 T

NIL