Minutes of the 26th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 21st & 22nd July, 2011 at SCOPE Complex, Core 6, 5th Floor, IOCLConference Room,  Ministry Of Petroleum And Natural Gas, Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110 003.

 

26.0        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.

 

26.1        Confirmation of the Minutes of the 25th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 29th - 30th June, 2011.

 

The minutes of the 25th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 29th - 30th June, 2011 were confirmed.

 

26.2.0     Consideration of the Projects

 

21st July, 2011

 

Proposals for Environmental clearance

 

26.2.1   Ferro Alloy Plant (Fe-Mn - 31,000 MTPA & Si-Mn - 75,000 MTPA) at Khasra No. 458, Nandini Mines, P.O. Ahiwara, District Durg, Chhattisgarh by M/s Sail & Moil Ferro Alloys Pvt. Ltd (SMFAPL) - regarding Environmental Clearance

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 as per the Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded in the 11th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 24th-26th June, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP reports. The Ferro Alloy Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Primary Metallurgy Industries under Category ‘A’ of the schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level. 

 

M/s. Sail & Moil Ferro Alloys Pvt. Ltd. (SMFAPL) have proposed for the Ferro Alloys Plant (Fe-Mn  - 31,000 MTPA & Si-Mn - 75,000 MTPA) at Khasra No.: 458, Nandini Mines, P. O. Ahiwara, District Durg, Chhattisgarh. Total project area is 104 acres, which is a property of SAIL.  About 34.32 acre of area i.e. 33 % of total plant area shall be developed as green belt. Ahiwara town is at 3 km and Bhilai city is at 23 km.  No National Park, Wildlife Sanctuary & Reserve Forest are located within 10 km radius of the project site. River Shivnath flows at a distance of 7 km.  Proposed project area falls in Seismic Zone II and earth quake resistance structures will be provided. Cost of the proposed project would be Rs. 392.28 Crores. Total capital cost for environmental pollution control measures would be Rs. 15.29 Crores and recurring cost per annum would be Rs. 3.5 Crores.

 

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

 

S.

No.

Facility

Plant Configuration

Product

Production capacity

1.

Submerge Arc Furnace

16.5 MVA x 1

Ferro-Manganese

31,000 MTPA

2.

Submerge Arc Furnace

27.0 MVA x 2

Silico-Manganese

75,000 MTPA

TOTAL PRODUCTION OF FERRO ALLOYS

1,06,000 MTPA

 

               Mn ore (2,26,000 TPA), Iron ore (2,000 TPA), Dolomite (19,000 TPA), Coke (50,500 TPA), Coal (36,000 TPA), Carbon electrode paste (2,400 TPA), Fe-Mn slag (29,000 TPA), quartz (16,300 TPA), will be used as raw materials.  All the raw materials except Manganese ore will be transported by road and Manganese ore will be transported by existing railway.  Power requirement of 90 MVA will be sourced from CSEB.

 

The charged material for manufacturing Fe-Mn & Si-Mn will be continuously reduced by carbon reductants.  Electrode will also be deeply submerged into furnace hearth.  Liquid ferro alloy and slag will be tapped periodically.  Ferro alloys will be casted into casting bed.  Casted ferro alloy will be cooled, cleaned for any slag sticking to it and then transferred to product storage area where it will be broken, screened and stacked for dispatch.   

 

The smoke and fumes from the ore furnace will be controlled by suction hood ducts and pulse jet bag filters before discharging into the atmosphere through a stack of adequate height. Dust suppression system will be provided at all the material transfer points.  Dust extraction and dust suppression system will be provided to screen house and raw material handling area.

 

Total water requirement of 70 m3/hr will be met from the Nandini Mine Pit. The ground water from bore wells or Tandula Canal will be used in emergency and prior permission will be obtained. The treated effluent will be used for ash conditioning, dust suppression and green belt development. Service water will be passed through oil separator to remove oil content in the effluent.  Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit and used for green belt development.  No industrial waste water will be discharged outside the premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted. 

 

               Fe-Mn slag will be reused in manufacture of Si-Mn. Si-Mn slag will be used for leveling and manufacture of construction blocks.  Dust collected from bag filters will be used in fly ash brick manufacturing.  Waste / used spent oil and used batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers / re-processors. Acoustic, enclosures and silencers will be provided to Noise generation equipment.

 

Public hearing for the project was conducted by Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board on 23rd March 2011. The issues raised during the public hearing were regarding socio economic development, provision of employment to the local villagers, measures to prevent pollution and its impact on surrounding areas etc.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to submission of Compliance to the Public Hearing issues and the following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

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

 

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

                       

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

                        

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

 

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

                         

  1. The total water requirement shall not exceed 70 m3/hr. ‘Zero’ effluent discharge shall be strictly followed and no wastewater should be discharged outside the premises.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 23rd March 2011 should be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal.

 

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

 

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

 

26.2.2   Proposed 2x9 Submerged Arc Furnace Ferro Alloy Plant (Fe-Mn 36,960 TPA; Si-Mn 26,400 TPA) at J.L. No. 75 & 98, Mouza Sahebdihi & Uttar Basudevpur, District Bankura in West Bengal by M/s Boris Ferro Alloys (P) 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.

 

26.2.3   Proposed 6,000 TPA cold briquetted iron (DRI) plant of capacity 20 TPD at Gidha Industrial Growth Centre, Village Gidha, Tehsil Ara, District Bhojpur, Bihar by M/s Vindhya Steel (P) 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 16th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 22nd – 24th November, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP Report. All the Sponge Iron Plants (< 200 TPD) are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Category B under the schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the State level.   The Committee noted that this is a ‘B’ category project and should have been appraised by the SEIAA/SEAC Bihar. The proponent informed that the SEIAA/SEAC has not started considering the project. The committee decided that in future all the ‘B’ category should be transferred to SEIAA /SEAC.

           M/s. Vindhya Steel Pvt. Ltd. have proposed for setting up of a DRI unit (20 TPD; 6000 MTPA) for production of Cold Briquetted Iron through hogannes process at Plot No. MUP IV (P) Gidha Industrial Growth Centre, Village Gidha, Tehsil Ara, District Bhojpur, Bihar. Total project area is 2 acres, which is acquired and green belt will be developed in 35% of the project area. No R&R is involved as the project site is in industrial area which is notified by Govt. of Bihar vide Gazette No. 10 dated 31st December 1987. No national park, wildlife sanctuary and reserve forests are located within 10 km radius of the project site. Son river flows at a distance of 8 kms in the south direction from the project site. Total cost of the project is Rs. 5.59 Crores and the budget for Environment Management and Pollution Control measures is Rs. 0.3 Crores.

 

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

 

 S.No.

Units

Capacity

Product

Quantity

1

Cold Briquetted Iron (DRI)

(1 Tunnel  Kilns)

20 TPD

Sponge Iron

6,000 TPA

 

Iron ore fines (7,800 MTPA), Coal (6,000 MTPA), Limestone (1,200 MTPA) and saggers are the raw materials that will be used. Coal will be purchased from the local market. The Tunnel kiln of 50 m of length will be provided for reduction of iron ore into sponge iron using coal or coke fines as reductant. The carbothermic reduction of iron ore takes place in horizontal tunnel kiln. Reduction mix consisting of coal or coke fines of the size 3 mm or below, anthracite and limestone is charged with iron ore fines or iron ore briquettes in ceramic muffles/saggers. Generally, Iron ore fines are converted into briquettes in briquetting machine where iron ore fines are compressed under high pressure to form briquettes, which are then charged with coal fines and limestone in ceramic (Silicon Carbide) saggers. Ceramic saggers give life of about 10-12 heats. The materials are arranged in alternate layers in the form of concentric rings within a sagger. The kiln cars first travel through the preheating zone, then through the reduction zone, where the ore is reduced into iron at a constant high temperature of 1100-1200°C. The kiln cars are then cooled in the cooling zone of the kiln. It takes approximately 28-36 hours for a kiln car to travel through a kiln.

 

To control the particulate emissions from coal firing, chimney of 25 m height will be provided. Further, the temperature of the flue gas will be used for heating the charged saggers in the pre heating zone. Bag filters will be provided near material handling area to control the dust emission.

 

Water requirement of 10 m3/day will be sourced from the bore wells. 5 m3/day of water will be used for coal gasifier, 4 m3/day of water will be for domestic use and 1 m3/day for green belt maintenance. The wastewater source will be mainly from domestic use. Rainwater Harvesting pond will be developed over an area of 1,500 sq feet. Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be discharged outside the plant premises and Zero discharge will be adopted.

 

Solid waste generated will be mainly coal ash (8 TPD). It will be stored in a separate storage yard and will be sold to brick manufacturing plant/cement manufacturing plant. The unusable ash will be collected and stored at a separate storage area and will be used for land fill. Tar will be generated from gasifier, which will be sold in local market. Saggers 168 nos (after 12 heat) will be given to tile manufacturers.

 

Total Power required will be 250 KVA and will be sourced from Bihar State Electricity Board. D G Set of 1 x 125 KVA shall be installed for emergency of power failure.

 

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

 

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

 

   vi.        The total water requirement shall not exceed 10 KLD. No effluent shall be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge shall be adopted.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

    x.        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 Bhubaneswar. Implementation of such program should be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

26.2.4   Proposed Mini Steel Plant (Sponge Iron- 90,000 TPA; MS Billets/ ingots -1,50,000 TPA; Iron Ore Beneficiation and Pellet plant - 3,00,000 TPA) along with Captive Power Plant (12 MW : WHRB-6 MW and FBC - 6 MW)) at Village Hiradahallu & D.Hirehal, Mandal D.Hirehal, District Ananthapur, Andhra Pradesh by M/s. Ghanasai Ispat Private Limited- regarding Environmental Clearance

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Pioneer Enviro Laboratories & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 11th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 24th-26th June, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP.  All the Steel Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Category ‘A’ under the schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s Ghanasai Ispat Pvt. Ltd. have proposed to set up a Mini Steel Plant at Village Hiradahallu & D.Hirehal, Mandal D.Hirehal, District Ananthapur, Andhra Pradesh.  The project area is 34.32 acres  Green belt will be developed in 10.66 acres of area.. No national park/wildlife sanctuary is located within 10 km. Mincheri Extension R.F, Bellery R.F and Hirehalu R.F are situated within 10 Kms distance. Radius. Nearest village is Hiradahallu at 1.5 km distance. Total cost of the project is Rs. 132.0 Crores. Rs. 7.8 Crores and Rs. 70 lakhs / annum will be earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost for environmental pollution control measures.

 

Following is the plant configuration:

 

S.NO.

DETAILS

CONFIGURATION

PROPOSED CAPACITY

1

Beneficiated Iron Ore & Pellet plant

1 x 3,00,000 TPA

3,00,000 TPA

2.

Sponge Iron

3 x 100 TPD

90,000 TPA

3.

M.S. Billets/Ingots (IF and CCM)

3 x 15 MT 

1,50,000 TPA

4

Power

WHRB

6 MW

12 MW

FBC

6 MW

 

            Iron ore fines, Bentonite & Coal fines for Beneficiated Iron Ore & Pellet plant, Iron ore, coal & dolomite for sponge iron plant, Sponge iron, scrap & ferro alloys for MS Billets and dolochar, coal & fines for power plant will be used as raw materials.  

 

            Electrostatic precipitator will be provided to the Pellet plant. DRI kiln and FBC boiler to control particulate emissions within 50 mg/Nm3. Bag filters will be installed to control emissions from induction furnace and rolling mill.  Flue gases for DRI plant will be utilized in Waste Heat Recovery Boiler (WHRB) and passed through ESP and then into atmosphere through ID fans and chimney.  Hot gases from DRI plant will pass through dust settling chamber (DSC) and after burning chamber (ABC), WHRB and stack. Fume extraction system with ID fan will be provided to IF. Dust suppression (chemical and dry fog type) will be provided to control emissions.  Bag filters will be provided to material handling areas, coal handling areas, crusher, stock house, cooler discharge area, screening area etc.

 

Water requirement of 895 m3/day will be sourced from the ground water. Closed circuit water system will be provided. No process effluent would be generated. Boiler blow down and DM plant generation waste water will be treated in neutralization tank  and will be mixed in a Central Monitoring  Basin(CMB). The treated effluent from CMB will be utilized for dust suppression, air conditioning  and for green belt.  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 pond will be developed. Power requirement of 15 MW will be sourced from captive power plant (12 MW) and APGENCO (3 MW).  DG sets will be installed.

            

Tailings from the beneficiation plant will be given to ceramic industries. Char from DRI process will be used in FBC boiler as fuel.   Accretion slag will be used in land construction, ash and dust from bag filters will be given to brick manufacturers. Slag from Induction furnace will be crushed and after iron recovery, the inert material will be used in road construction/land filling/given to brick manufacturers.  Bottom ash will be used for low land filling. Fly ash from FBC power plant will be sold to fly ash brick manufacturers and cement grinding units.  Waste oil and used batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers/re-processors. 

            

 

The Committee deliberated upon the issues raised during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting conducted by the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board on 31st March 2011. The main issues raised in the public hearing meeting were developing of local area, providing employment, pollution control, providing medical facilities etc.

 

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

 

1.    Efforts should be made to reduce RSPM levels in the ambient air and a time bound action plan should be submitted. Continuous stack monitoring facilities for all the stacks should be provided and sufficient air pollution control devices viz. Electrostatic precipitator (ESP), bag house, bag filters etc. should be provided to keep the emission levels below 50 mg/Nm3 and installing energy efficient technology.  No charcoal should be used as raw material.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

6.    The total water requirement shall not exceed 895 m3/day and prior permission from the concerned department should be obtained. The water consumption should not exceed 16 m3/Ton of Steel as per prescribed standard.

 

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

 

  1. 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 Bangalore, SPCB and CPCB.

 

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

 

10.  All the char from DRI plant shall be utilized in the FBC boiler of power plant and no char should be disposed off anywhere else. AFBC boiler shall be installed simultaneously along with the DRI plant to ensure full utilization of char from the beginning.  SMS slag should also be properly utilized. All the other solid waste including broken refractory mass should be properly disposed off in environment-friendly manner.

 

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

 

  1. Proper utilization of fly ash shall be ensured as per Fly Ash Notification, 1999 and subsequent amendment in 2009. All the fly ash shall be provided to cement and brick manufacturers for further utilization and ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ should be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore.

 

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

 

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

 

15.  A Disaster Management Plan should be prepared and a copy submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore, SPCB and CPCB within 3 months of issue of environment clearance letter.

 

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

 

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

 

18.  All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 31st March 2011 should be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore.

 

19.  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 Bangalore.  Implementation of such program should be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

 

26.2.5   Proposed Ferro Alloys Manufacturing Unit (1 X 9 MVA SEAF, 8,880 TPA of Ferro Manganese & 12,000 TPA of Silico Manganese at Plot No: 212, Growth Center, APIIC, Bobbili Mandal of Vizianagaram District in Andhra Pradeshby M/s Karco Metals Pvt. Limited- regarding Environmental Clearance

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Sri Sai Manasa Nature Tech Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (ToRs) awarded during the 14th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 23rd   25th September, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Ferro alloy plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Primary Metallurgy Industry of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 under Category ‘A’ and appraised at Central level. 

 

M/s Karco Metals Pvt. Limited have proposed for a Ferro Alloys Manufacturing Unit (1 X 9 MVA SEAF, 8,880 TPA of Ferro Manganese & 12,000 TPA of Silico Manganese at Plot No: 212, Growth Center, APIIC, Bobbili Mandal of Vizianagaram District in Andhra Pradesh. Total land acquired is 3.96 acres of which green belt will be developed in 1.25 acres of area. Manganese ore, coal/coke, dolomite, quartz, dolomite and carbon paste will be used as raw materials.  Total cost of the proposed project will be Rs. 24.18 Crores and Rs. 1 Crore & Rs. 5 lakhs/annum will be earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost for environmental pollution control measures.

 

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

 S.No

Facility

Plant configuration

Product

Production Capacity

1

Submerged Arc furnace

1 x 9 MVA

Ferro Manganese

Silico Manganese

8,880 TPA

12,000 TPA

 

 

 

Total

20,880 TPA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dust extraction system with bag filters will be provided to submerged arc furnace. There will be no emissions from material handling including storage or transport. Water sprinkling system will be provided to control fugitive dust emissions from material handling.

 

Water requirement will be 42 m3/d which will be met from the ground water through bore wells from APIIC. The fresh water requirement will be 16.8 KLD only. No process wastewater will be generated. Maximum recycling of waste water will be done after proper treatment. The treated wastewater will be used for green belt development. Wastewater generated from Jigging machine will be recycled and when it becomes non-recyclable with contamination of sand soil it will be discharged. Zero effluent discharge will be maintained. Domestic waste water generated will be sent to septic tank followed by soak pit.

 

The various solid waste materials arising out of the processes will be reutilized to the extent possible. Other waste materials which cannot be reused are planned to be dumped in an environmental friendly manner in a separate area. Ferro-Manganese slag will be reused in Silico-Manganese manufacture and the remaining slag will be used in constructional works. Domestic and commercial solid waste will be collected, segregated and disposed for reuse. Bag filter dust will be sent to fly ash brick manufacturing units.

Noise absorbing materials will be used in the construction of buildings etc. and less noise generating machinery will be installed. Total power requirement of 132 KVA will be met from the substation.

 

           The project is exempted from the public hearing, as per para 7(i) III (b) of EIA Notification, 2006; it is located in Andhra Pradesh Special Economic Zone developed by Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation.

 

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

 

·         Revised lay out plan including green belt.

 

·         Clarification regarding  Bobbili Fort is an archaeologically important site

 

·         Chemical analysis of Raw Materials including Trace Elements

 

·         Flood hazardous zonation map at 1:5000 to 1 : 10,000 scale

 

·         Management plant for disposal of Silico-manganese.

 

·         Compliance to OHS ToR 

 

26.2.6   Expansion of Sponge Iron Plant and CPP into Steel Plant (Phase-I & II) at Village Topadihi, P.O. Barbil, District Keonjhar in Orissa by M/s Deepak Steel & Power Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Kalyani Laboratories, 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 86th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) held on 20th   22nd October, 2008 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Steel plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Primary Metallurgy Industry of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 under Category ‘A’ and appraised at Central level. 


             M/s Deepak Steel & power Ltd.
 have proposed for expansion of Sponge Iron Plant and CPP into Steel Plant (Phase-I & II) at Village Topadihi, P.O. Barbil, District Keonjhar in Orissa. The total project area is 93.31 acres of which 68.77 acres is the existing land and the balance 24.54 acres has already been acquired from IDCO. Phase-I expansion will be taking place within the existing plant premises whereas the Phase-II expansion will be carried out in the additional land acquired from IDCO.  Total cost of the proposed expansion will be Rs. 223.00 Crores. Rs. 2.2 Crores and Rs. 22.00 Lakhs will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost for environmental pollution control measures.

 

Following will be the existing and proposed facilities:

 

Facilities

Existing

Phase-I

Phase-II

Combined

Phase-I & II

DRI Plant

2x50 TPD

2x100 TPD

1x350 TPD

--

1x350 TPD

1x350 TPD

Mini Blast Furnace

--

1,50,000 TPA

(262 m3)

--

1,50,000 TPA

(262 m3)

Induction Furnace

--

1x7T; 2x15T

2x20 T

1x7T, 2x15T, 2x20 T

CCM

--

1,10,000 TPA

(7/11 meter)

--

1,10,000 MTPA

(7/11 meter)

Captive Power Plant

           WHRB

           AFBC

 

4 MW

4 MW

 

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8x2 MW

12x2 MW

 

8x2 MW

12x2 MW

 

 

Raw materials required will be Iron ore lumps, Coke/coke, Quartzite, Dolomite, Sponge Iron, Pig Iron and hot metal. ESP and bag filters will be provided to Sponge iron plant. Bag filters with cyclone will be provided to Mini Blast Furnace. Pulse jet bag filters will be provided to Induction furnace. ESP will be provided to Power plant. Fume extraction system followed by exhaust through stack will be provided to Continuous Casting Machine. Dust will be generated during transportation of raw materials and construction. Coal/iron ore screening zone, raw material stock yards, ground hoppers, converyor belts and solid waste dumpyards will be provided with water sprinklers and water foggers. All internal plant roads will be asphalted and plant surface will be concreted to avoid fugitive emissions.

 

Total water requirement from Topadihi nala, a tributary of Karo River will be 200 m3/hr. No industrial effluent will be generated as the exhaust water is recirculated through cooling tower and water basin. Domestic effluent will be discharged to soak pit via septic tank. STP is also proposed. Domestic wastewater will be used for hardening purposes inside the plant itself. Zero discharge will be adopted.

 

Char will be completely used in FBB. Waste refractories, Kiln accretions and other miscellaneous waste will be dumped in low-lying areas. Granulated BF slag will be sold to cement manufacturers. Treatment plant sludges will be disposed by dumping. Bag house dust will be recycled. Fly ash and ESP dust will be utilized in brick making. Iron ore fines and Coal fines from Raw material handling section, Dust from Induction furnace will be recycled to Sinter plant. Usable scrap will be recycled in SMS. ESP dust and bottom ash from AFBC will be sent for dry disposal. Spent oil and lubricants will be sold to SPCB authorized recyclers.

 

Green belt will be developed in 33 % area. Noise generated from Rotary kiln and vehicular movement will be within permissible limits. Adequate measures will be taken to minimize sound pollution below the pollution norms. Power required will be sourced from CPP (WHRB & AFBC) and Grid, respectively. Coal (1,30,000 TPA) for DR plant and Light Diesel oil (2,000 LPD) will be used as start-up fuels for DR Kiln and FBB.

 

The Committee deliberated the issues raised during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting conducted by the Orissa State Pollution Control Board on 4th November, 2010. The issues raised in the public hearing meeting were regarding pollution control, provision of employment, education, electrification, health facilities, supply of drinking water to locals etc.

 

 

The Committee after detailed deliberation sought the following additional information for reconsideration of the project. Since the submission of the following information shall take time, it was decided that the proposal shall be delisted from the pending projects.

 

·                   Authenticated map and permission from the Chief Wild life Warden regarding the location of Elephant corridor at 8 km distance from the project site along with his recommendation and comments.

 

·                   Chemical analysis of Raw Materials, RSPM, Solid waste etc.

 

·                   Revised plant layout showing the  green belt.

 

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

 

·                   Documents regarding firm coal linkage.

 

·                   Authenticated  list of flora and fauna from DFO.

 

·                   Detailed revised material balance.

 

·                   Revised solid waste utilization plan (No land filling is allowed)

 

·                   Action plan for Rain water harvesting as the source of water in 5 years.

 

·                   Occupational health:

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

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

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

 

·                   Corporate Environment Policy

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

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

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

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

 

·               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.

 

26.2.7   Expansion of Billet plant from 90,000 TPA to 1,80,000 TPA, Installation of 2x350 TPD Sponge Iron Plant and CPP (16 MW WHRB and 8 MW AFBC) at Industrial Growth Centre, Borai, Tehsil and District Durg, Chhattisgarh by M/s Brahaspati Iron & Steel Co. Pvt. Limited- regarding Environmental Clearance

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s JM EnviroNet Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measure as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 17th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 13th – 14th December, 2010  for preparation of EIA/EMP Report.  All the Integrated Steel plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under category A of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level. 

 

M/s. Brahaspati Iron & Steel Co. Pvt. Ltd have proposed for expansion of Billet plant from 90,000 TPA to 1,80,000 TPA, Installation of 2x350 TPD Sponge Iron Plant and CPP (16 MW WHRB and 8 MW AFBC) at Industrial Growth Centre, Borai, Tehsil and District Durg, Chhattisgarh. The total existing plant area is 17.14 ha, which is already under possession of the company  of which 2.75 ha is already covered under greenbelt/plantation & 3.00 ha area will be further developed under green belt/plantation for the proposed expansion project. No additional land is required for the proposed expansion. No national park/wildlife sanctuary/biosphere reserve is located within 10 km. radius of the project site. Mangata Reserve Forest is at distance of 3.0 km in West direction. Sheonath, a seasonal river flows at a distance of 2.4 km in East direction. Total cost of the project is Rs. 163.7 Crores. Rs. 4.17 Crores and Rs.0.50 Crores/annum has been earmarked towards total capital cost & recurring cost/annum respectively for environmental pollution control measures. The PP informed that no Show Cause Notice was issued to the existing plant and there were no violations.

 

The raw materials required after expansion of project will be Iron Ore (3,60,000TPA), Coal (349104TPA) & Dolomite (7,000 TPA). Coal will be procured from Raipur Coal Feeder Pvt. Ltd. &; Hind Energy & Coal Beneficiation India Ltd (HECBL) & MoU for the same has been signed. Iron Ore will be purchased from Pacific Export & MoU has also been signed for the same.

 

            To control the particulate emissions bag filters, ESP will be installed in the Sponge Iron & Power plant. Stack emission will be maintained below 50mg/Nm3. CPCB guidelines for control of fugitive emissions will be followed. A separate energy meter for pollution control device will be installed, and a logbook will be maintained to record the energy meter reading. Better maintenance and installation of proper pollution control equipment like Bag filters/Bag house, which will help in reducing such emissions.

 

Total Water requirement after proposed expansion will be 916  m3/day, Existing Water requirement is 30 m3/day & Proposed Water requirement is 886 m3/day. Source of Water will be Chhattisgarh Industrial Development Corporation (CSIDC), Permission has been granted for the existing & is under process for proposed expansion. In the manufacturing process, the water will be used in closed circuit and hence there will be no wastage of water. There will be only evaporation losses. There will be zero discharge from the plant process. The only source of wastewater will be through human consumption which will be treated in septic tank and led to soak pits.

 

The dolo char and ash will be generated from the process and CPP operation. The estimated quantity of the same are 58,882 TPA & ash: 85,608 TPA [51,840 TPA (16 MW WHRB) + 33,780TPA (8 MW AFBC)]. Dolo char will be utilized partly in FBC boiler and remaining will be supplied to brick manufacturers. MoU has been signed with fly ash Brick manufacturers.

 

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 - Industrial Growth Centre Borai, Chhattisgarh.

 

The Committee noted that the environmental clearance for the existing project was not required. The Committee also take a note of the compliance status to the condition stipulated in NOC by the SPCB. The Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board is monitoring the Air Quality and effluent quality. The Committee suggested that The company shall have self sufficient environmental laboratory, monitoring system and should not depend on SPCB etc.

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

6.    Total water requirement after expansion shall not exceed 916 m3/ day. Necessary permission to draw water from the Competent Authority shall be obtained.

 

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

 

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

 

9.    Proper utilization of fly ash shall be ensured as per Fly Ash Notification, 1999 and subsequent amendment in 2003 and 2009. All the fly ash shall be provided to cement and brick manufacturers for further utilization and Memorandum of Understanding should be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

26.2.8   Proposed Asbestos Cement sheet and accessories manufacturing unit of 1,80,000 TPA capacity  at Narsimharaopalem Village, Veerulupadu Mandal, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh by M/s Sahyadri Industries Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Pioneer Enviro Laboratories & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) prescribed during the 14th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 23rd – 25th September, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP. 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 Sahyadri Industries Ltd. have proposed to set up Asbestos cement sheet and accessories manufacturing unit of 1,80,000 TPA capacity  at Narsimharaopalem Village, Veerulupadu Mandal, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh. Total land earmarked for the proposed project is 50 Acres, of which 49.46 acres is in the possession of management and remaining land is under active consideration. Green belt will be developed in 16.5 acres of plant area. There are no National Parks / Wildlife sanctuaries are situated within 10 kms. radius of the proposed site. Kondapalli R.F, Duggiralpadu RF, Navepotavaram RFs is situated at a distance of 1.0 Km., 6.0 Kms., 4.4 Kms. respectively. Total cost of the project is Rs. 29.7 Crores, out of which Rs. 2 Crores and Rs. 35 lakhs / annum will be earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost for environmental pollution control measures.

Raw material required for the proposed plant is 78,624 MT/Annum of cement, 51,108 MT/Annum of fly ash, 12,888 MT/annum of Asbestos Fibre & 1,524 KL/Annum of pulp. Power required for the proposed plant will be 650 KVA and same will be sourced from AP Transco. DG set will be installed. Asbestos Cement Corrugated Sheet Plant would be based on fully automated closed system by adopting “Hatschek Process” which is more commercially viable and is currently in use in the majority of the Asbestos Cement Corrugated Sheet plants in India. This process is adopted in all countries and it is proposed to introduce the same process with latest development in the technology and machines. 

Fugitive Dust generated from the proposed plant will be arrested by provision of  Dust Extraction and Suppression system. Treated waste water will be used for spraying on coal stockpile to minimize dust emission. The bag opening and milling machine will be connected to dust collector which will be connected to hydrostatic precipitator . Fully automatic debagging system would be adopted to control the fugitive emission, bags containing  asbestos  fibre will be stored in enclosed  area . Floor will be cleaned by vacuum cleaner only.

 

Water requirement of 354 m3/day   will be sourced from the ground water source. The effluent from the process will be reused /recycled in the manufacturing process and zero discharge will be adopted. Sanitary wastewater from plant & colony will be treated in STP and after ensuring compliance with APPCB norms will be utilized for irrigation. Rain water harvesting will be taken-up in consultation with State Ground Water Board.

Entire solid waste generated including process pipe / sheet cuttings, rejects, dust from bag filters and empty asbestos bag after shredding will be recycled and reused in the manufacturing process. The cut and damaged fibre bags will immediately be repaired. Piling of AC sheets will be done in wet condition only. The disposal facilities for asbestos waste will be in accordance with the Bureau of Indian Standards.

The Committee deliberated the issues raised during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting conducted by the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board on 21st April 2011. The main issues raised in the public hearing meeting were developing of local area, provision of employment, pollution control, infrastructure development etc.

 

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

 

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 Bangalore, SPCB and CPCB.

 

ix.          Total water requirement from ground water shall not exceed 354 m3/day and prior permission for the drawl of ground water from bore wells shall be obtained from the State Ground Water Department. All the recommendations of the State Ground Water Department, Govt. of AP 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 septic tank followed by soak pit 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 and plan of action shall be submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Forests within three months.

 

xvii.        All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 21st April 2011 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 Bangalore.

 

xviii.          Green belt shall be developed in at least 33 % of plant area as per the CPCB guidelines in consultation with the DFO.

 

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 Bangalore. Implementation of such program should be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

26.2.9   Expansion of Clinker Grinding Unit from 2.0 MTPA to 4.0 MTPA with 2x6 MW DG set at Jharsuguda Cement Works, Near Dhutra Railway Station, Tehsil Kirmira, Post Arda, District Jharsuguda, Orissa by M/s UltraTech Cement Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s JM EnviroNet Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measure as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 24th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 19th – 20th May, 2011.  The stand alone cement grinding units are covered under Category B as per para 3(b) of the Schedule of EIA notification 2006 and appraised at the State level, but due to the presence of Critically Polluted Area (Jharsuguda) within 10 km from the proposed project boundary, the proposal was considered by the Expert Appraisal Committee -I(Industry) in the Ministry..

 

M/s. UltraTech Cement Ltd. have proposed for  expansion of Clinker Grinding Unit from 2.0 MTPA to 4.0 MTPA with 2x6 MW DG set at Jharsuguda Cement Works, Near Dhutra Railway Station, Tehsil Kirmira, Post Arda, District Jharsuguda, Orissa. Total area for the Clinker Grinding Unit including proposed expansion is 66.87 ha,  of which 20.37 ha is already covered under greenbelt/plantation additional  2 ha of area will be further developed under green belt/plantation for the proposed expansion project. No additional land is required for the proposed expansion. No national park/wildlife sanctuary/biosphere reserve is located within 10 km. radius of the project site. IB River flows at a distance of 9.0 km in NW direction. Seasonal water bodies existing within the 10 km study area of the project site are Sapai River (~ 9.0 km in NNW direction), Bhaden River (~ 9.5 km in S direction) & Thelio Nala (~ 9.1 km in SE direction). Total cost of the project is Rs. 195 Crores. Rs. 2.0 Crores and Rs.0.50 Crores/annum has been earmarked towards total capital cost & recurring cost/annum respectively for environmental pollution control measures. The PP informed that no Show Cause Notice was issued to the existing plant and there were no violations.

 

The Committee took a note of compliance to the conditions stipulated in environmental clearance accorded for the existing capacity vide Ministry’s letter of No. J-11011/983/2007 -IA-II(I) dated 05.02.2008. The raw materials required after expansion of cement grinding project will be Clinker (2.64 MTPA), Gypsum (0.16 MTPA), Fly ash (1.20 MTPA). To control particulate emissions bag filters have been installed. Fly ash & Clinker are stored in silos, gypsum is stored in covered shed. Regular water sprinkling on haulage road is being carried out. The practice will continue for the proposed expansion project. Better maintenance and installation of proper pollution control equipment like Bag filters/Bag house will help in reducing emissions.

 

Total water requirement after proposed expansion will be 351 m3/day, which will be sourced from  the ground water.  No industrial waste water is generated from the Cement grinding process. Domestic water generated from the plant is being disposed off in septic tank via soak pits. There is no discharge outside the plant premises. The same practice will continue for the proposed expansion project. No solid waste is generated from the grinding unit. However, material collected by the dust collectors is automatically recycled in the process.

 

The proposal was exempted from public hearing by categorizing in B2 category.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  vii.        Total ground water requirement for the cement plant shall not exceed 351 m3/day and necessary permission for the drawl shall be obtained. All the treated wastewater should be recycled and reused in the process and/or for dust suppression and green belt development and other plant related activities etc. No process wastewater shall be discharged outside the factory premises and ‘zero’ discharge should be adopted. 

 

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

                                                      

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

 

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

 

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

 

26.2.10    Expansion of existing Iron and Steel Plant by Installation of Coke Oven Plant, Iron Ore Washing and Pelletization Plant at Adityapur Industrial Area, Village Jhurkuli, Tehsil Gamharia, District Saraikela- Kharsawan, Jharkhand by M/s Usha Martin Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s JM EnviroNet Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during 18th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 24th - 25th January, 2011 for preparation of EIA/EMP Report.  All the integrated steel plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under Category ‘A’ of the Schedule of the EIA notification 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s Usha Martin Limited have proposed for expansion of existing Iron and Steel Plant by installation of Non-recovery type Coke Oven Plant (0.5 MTPA), Iron Ore Washing (2.7 MTPA) and Pelletization Plant (1.2 MTPA) at Adityapur Industrial Area, Village Jhurkuli, Tehsil Gamharia, District Saraikela- Kharsawan, Jharkhand. No additional land will be required for the proposed expansion as the proposed expansion will be done within the existing Steel Plant premises. The total plant area is 79 ha out of which 10.35 will be utilized for the proposed expansion. Out of the total plant area i.e. 79 ha, about 26 ha will be covered under Green Belt /Plantation. The green belt has already been developed in 22.5 ha of land and rest 3.5 ha area will be further developed to cover 33 % of the total plant area. There is no National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary within 10 kms radius of the study area. However, one Protected Forest lies at a distance of 2.5 km in NE from the project site. Subarnarekha River flows at a distance of 5.5 km, Sanjai Nadi at 4.5 km and Kharkai River at 5 km. Sitarampur Reservoir lies at a distance of 2.5 kms. The Capital Cost of the project is Rs 370 crores. Rs 50 crores & Rs 2.5 crores per annum will be earmarked towards Capital Cost and Recurring Cost for Environment Protection. The PP informed that no Show Cause Notice was issued to the existing plant and there were no violations.

 

 

The details of existing and proposed facilities are given below:  

 

S. No.

Facility

Existing Plant Capacity

Proposed Project

[Cost optimization and project improved Mineral Utilization Project]

Total capacity After Expansion

1.

Coke Oven Plant

--

0.5 MTPA

0.5 MTPA

2.

Pelletization Plant

--

1.2 MTPA

1.2 MTPA

3.

Iron Ore Washing

--

2.7 MTPA

2.7 MTPA

4.

Steel melting Shop (SMS)

1.2 MTPA

--

1.2 MTPA

5.

Rolling mills

1.2 MTPA

--

1.2 MTPA

6.

Sponge Iron Plant

0.625 MTPA

--

0.625 MTPA

7.

Mini blast Furnace

0.65 MTPA

--

0.65 MTPA

8.

Power Plants (MW)

130 MW

--

130 MW

9.

Sinter Plant

0.6 MTPA

--

       0.6  MTPA

 

The major raw materials required for the proposed project will be Iron Ore (8,200 TPD), Coking Coal (2,100 TPD), Bentonite (42 TPD), Limestone (90 TPD) and 7,500 Nm3/hr. of Blast Furnace gas (BFG). Imported Coking Coal shall be used for the proposed Coke Oven plant. Contract has been signed with Xstrata Coal Queensland Pvt. Ltd, Australia on 15th March, 2011 & Pre-agreement with Bhpbilliton dated 28th April, 2011. Iron Ore would be sourced from Usha Martin’s Iron Ore Mine at Ghatkuri in District West Singhbhum, Jharkhand. Total power requirement for the proposed project will be 12.5 MW, which will be sourced from the  captive power plants.

 

Non- recovery coke oven with waste heat recovery plant will be provided with modified wet quenching for coke cooling. The waste gas coming out of the coke ovens will be passed through waste heat recovery boilers for production of High-pressure steam and subsequent power generation. Lime scrubbing will be done for desulphurizing the exit gas after waste heat recovery from boilers.

 

Coal crushing for Coke Oven will be equipped with de dusting system which will be provided with bag filters. Coke oven fuel gases shall be utilized for power generation. The coke oven gas will be subjected to de-sulphurization before emitting into atmosphere. At pellet plant, ESP will be installed at head and multi cyclone will be used for secondary de-dusting for screening and proportioning. The Stack emissions for the existing units are maintained below 100 mg/Nm3 as per Environment Clearance & Consent granted. The stack emission for the proposed project will be maintained below 50 mg/Nm3.

 

The water requirement for existing plant is 7,600 m3/d and for proposed Project is 3,440 m3/d, which would be sourced from Subarnarekha Multipurpose Project as per Agreement No. WS/SMP/UMIL/JSR/5/94/01 of 16th May, 1994 for drawl of 13,600 KL water per day with Subarnarekha Multipurpose Project Unit Adityapur, Jamshedpur. Wastewater generated in the process of coke quenching will be is 100% re-circulated. The makeup water is added for quenching of coke. For Iron ore washing, 100% water will be  recycled back to the process. Wastewater from production mainly includes the water used for flushing floor of different shops and the water returned from wet type dust removers. Sewage will be treated by septic tank & soak pit. There will be zero effluent discharge from the proposed project activity.

 

Iron ore sludge (1,250 TPD) will be produced as solid waste & this will be sold to outside vendors. No Solid waste shall be generated from the Pellet Plant. The Solid waste from Coke Oven Plant will be used as fuel in the captive power plant or sold to outside vendors. The dust from the APC device will be reused in the Captive pelletization plant. Used oil will be sold to authorized recyclers.

 

The proposed project falls within Notified Adityapur Industrial area and hence Public hearing was not required as per Para 7 (i) III Stage 3 (i) (b) of the EIA Notification, 2006. 

 

The committee to a note of compliance status with respect to  the conditions stipulated for the existing project. The proponent informed that no show cause notice has been issued to the company under the provision of the Environment (Protection ) Act, 1986 and as per the provisions of Air and Water Acts.

 

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

 

  1. Efforts shall be made to reduce RSPM levels in the ambient air and a time bound action plan shall be submitted. On-line ambient air quality monitoring and continuous stack monitoring facilities for all the stacks shall be provided.

 

  1. Stack monitoring facilities for all the major stacks and adequate air pollution control systems viz. dust catchers or cyclones, Multi stage scrubber, bag filters etc. to control particulate emissions within the prescribed limits from coke oven shall be provided. Carbon mono-oxide (CO) shall also be monitored along with other parameters and standards notified under E (P) Act shall be followed.  The reports shall be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at the Bhubaneswar, SPCB and CPCB.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. Vehicular pollution due to transportation of raw material and finished product shall be controlled.  Proper arrangements shall also be made to control dust emissions during loading and unloading of the raw material and finished product. Efforts shall also be made to reduce impact of the transport of the raw materials and end products on the surrounding environment including agricultural land. All the raw materials including fly ash shall be transported in the closed containers only and shall not be overloaded. Vehicular emissions shall be regularly monitored and records kept.

 

  1. Total requirement of the water for the proposed expansion shall not exceed 3,440 KLD. All the treated wastewater shall be recycled for dust suppression and green belt development. Domestic wastewater shall be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit and used for green belt development. Zero effluent discharge shall be strictly followed and no wastewater shall be discharged outside the premises.

 

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

 

  1. Waste from the hard coke unit, shall be provided to the briquette manufacturing units. Coal and coke fines shall be recycled and reused in the process.  The waste oil shall be properly disposed off as per the Hazardous Waste (Management, Handling, Handling and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2008.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

26.2.11  Expansion of Cement Plant from 2.0 MTPA to 3.50 MTPA at Village Majhgawan, Tehsil Rampur Naikin, District Siddhi, Madhya Pradesh by M/s Jaiprakash Associates Limited – regarding Environmental Clearance

            The project authorities and their consultant, M/s. Vimta Labs, Hyderabad, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during 18th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 24th - 25th January, 2011 for preparation of EIA/EMP Report. 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 Jaiprakash Associates Limited (JAL) have proposed to augment the existing capacity of 2.0 MTPA cement plant to 3.5 MTPA by installing one additional unit of 1.5 MTPA under Phase-II within the existing plant premises located at Majhgawan village, Rampur Naikin Tehsil, Sidhi district, Madhya Pradesh. Existing plant of 2.0 MTPA is operating since February 2009.  Environmental Clearance for 2.0 MTPA Cement Plant  and 35 CPP was accorded vide letter no. J-11011/51/2007 -IA.II(I) dated 9th August, 2007. The proposed plant will be developed in an area of 10 Ha. The required land is part of the 120.626 Ha of existing plant area which is under possession of JAL. No additional land will be acquired. An area of 40-Ha of the total plant area is earmarked for greenbelt development, which is about 1/3rd of total plant area. Son-Ghariyal wild life sanctuary is located at a distance of 9 km in the SE direction. National Board for Wild life has recommended the proposal for expansion. Govindgarh RF is at a distance of 0.2 km and Son River flows at a distance of 9 km. The estimated total cost of the proposed project is about Rs.450.0 Crores. The total capital cost for the proposed pollution control measures is about Rs. 59.4 crores.

 

Bag Filter/ Bag house will be provided for Raw Mill Hopper, Raw Mill/kiln system, Blending silo/kiln feed, Clinker Storage, Coal/Mill system, Cement Mill, Packing Plant, Transfer points etc. ESP will be provided to Clinker Cooler & boilers.

 

The total water requirement for proposed project is about 2,400 m3/day. Water Resource Dept., Govt. of MP has accorded water allocation from Bansagar canal to  draw 4,575 m3/day of water. No additional water allocation is being sought. No wastewater is expected to be generated in from proposed cement plant. About 40 m3/day  of waste water will be generated from the domestic uses and will be treated in STP for reutilization for green belt development. No wastewater will be discharged outside the plant premises as the entire wastewater would be  reused.

 

No solid waste is generated either in the process or in pollution control facilities. Dust collected from  the air pollution control equipment will be 100% recycled in process and there will be no solid wastes generation in cement plant. Solid waste in the form of sludge will be generated from the sewage treatment plant which will be used as manure for green belt development.

 

The power requirement for the entire plant complex will be 22 MW and will be met from the CPP.

 

The Committee deliberated  the issues raised during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board on 16th March, 2011. The main issues raised in the public hearing meeting were regarding provision of  employment, measures for  pollution control, green belt development,  education & transportation for school children etc. All these issues  were addressed by the proponent.

 

The proponent informed that no show cause notice has been issued for this project under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 or under the Air and Water Acts.

 

 The committee took a note of Compliance to the conditions stipulated in the environmental clearance accorded for the existing capacity.

 

 

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

      i.        Continuous stack monitoring facilities to monitor gaseous emissions from all the stacks shall be provided.  After expansion, limit of SPM 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.        Possibilities shall be explored 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 Bhopal within 3 months from the date of issue of the letter.

 

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

 

   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 for proposed expansion shall not exceed 2,400 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. 

 

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

 

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

 

 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 16th March, 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 Bhopal. Implementation of such program shall be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

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

 

 

 

Proposal for TORs

 

26.2.12    Expansion of existing manufacturing of manmade fiber other than Rayon- Synthetics Filament Yarn (SFY) using polyester/ Nylon/polypropylene chips from 2,50,000 to 8,30,000 TPA at Sr No. 273/1, 274 & 45/2, Industrial Area, Demni Road, Village Dadra, U.T. of Dadra and Nagar Haveli by M/s Filatex India Limited – regarding TORs

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Unistar Environment and Research Labs Pvt. Ltd., Vapi, 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. All manmade fibres manufacturing other than rayon are listed at S.No. 5(d) under category B of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised  by the SEIAA/SEAC. However, due to location of the project within 10 km of the interstate boundary and applicability of general condition, proposal has been appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) in the Ministry.

           

M/s Filatex India Limited have proposed for expansion of existing manufacturing of manmade fiber other than Rayon- Synthetics Filament Yarn (SFY) using polyester/ Nylon/polypropylene chips at Sr No. 273/1, 274 & 45/2, Industrial Area, Demni Road, Village Dadra, U.T. of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The Project site is located within 10 km from Inter-state boundary of Gujarat. Silvassa town is located at 6.5 Km. Total plot area is 31,631.75 m2 and green belt will be developed in 7,900 m2  of area. No additional land is required for proposed expansion project.  Total project cost for the proposed expansion will be Rs. 39.16 Crores. Rs. 1.0 Crore and Rs. 29 Lakhs are earmarked toward capital cost and recurring cost per annum for pollution control measures.

 

Polyester/Nylon/PP chips & granules, Finish Oil, Antistatic Oil are used as raw materials to manufacture existing products and the same raw materials will be used for manufacturing proposed products also. M/s. Filatex India Limited. is an existing unit (established in 1995) which is  manufacturing Synthetic Filaments Yarn (Partially oriented Yarn(POY)/ Fully Drawn Yarn (FDY), Nylon Filament Yarn, Polypropylene poy/crimped Yarn, Texturised Yarn, Narrow woven fabric, Nylon Crimped) – 25,000 MT/Annum. The company has now proposed for enhancement of existing production capacity by 58,000 MTPA to manufacture the same products. After the proposed enhancement, Production capacity will be 83,000 MT/Year.

 

The Existing products are manufactured by melting of polyester/nylon/PP 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 is further used for manufacturing of Texturized yarn and Knitting & Fabric weaving. The whole process in carried out in closed conditions. The proposed product POY, FDY, NFY, POY/CY, PTY, NWF and Nylon crimped will be manufactured by enhancement of existing production capacity process.The company has installed 4 nos. of Thermic Fluid Heater having capacity of 4 lac Kcal/Hr. using furnace oil as fuel. After the proposed expansion also, the same thermic fluid heaters will be used with increase in fuel consumption for proposed enhancement of production capacity.

 

Total proposed fresh water consumption will be 470 m3/d and will be drawn from bore well/canal. Wastewater generated from industrial activities @ 20 KL/D from washing will be treated in ETP and the treated wastewater will be reused or used for plantation. Cooling tower blow down 50 me/d will also be reutilized for gardening.  Domestic effluent will be treated through septic tank and soak pit.

 

ETP waste (5 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. Yarn waste (250 MTPM) will be packed in bags and stored in designated area, which will be recycled back/sold to actual users. Used oil (12 KLPA) will be stored in drums and sold to registered refiners/sent to TSDF site. Empty drums/bags (5,00,000 Nos. per month) will be stored at a separate storage area and reused for packing/sold to authorized scrap vendor.

 

The power is sourced from Electricity Dept, Silvassa and the present power requirement is 7,500 KVA. For proposed expansion project, additional power of 5,000 KVA will be also sourced from Electricity Dept, Silvassa. The company has installed D.G. sets, 5 nos of 1,000 KVA capacity and 1 nos of 1,250 KVA capacity as stand by purpose using HSD as fuel. It is proposed to install stand by Natural gas fired Power Engines (D.G. Sets) 2 nos of 3.349 MW each using Natural gas as fuel. Natural Gas will be used as fuel @ 35,640 Nm3/Day for Natural Gas Fired Power Engines. After the proposed expansion, the existing HSD fired D.G. sets will be removed. Stack of 30 m height will be provided to stand by Natural Gas fired power engine (DG set) to control PM within 150 mg/Nm3, SO2 within 100 ppm and NOx within 50 ppm.

 

The Committee noted that the polyester chips will be purchased and there is no acquisition of additional land for the expansion and there will be zero discharge of effluent. The Committee categorized the project as category B2 and exempted the project from public hearing.

 

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.

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

5.    Source of natural gas

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

7.    Justification of the project.

8.    Promoters and their back ground

9.    A notification to confirm that the unit is located in the notified industrial area.

10.  Regulatory framework

11.  Project location and Plant layout.

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

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

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

15.  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.

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

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

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

19.  List of raw material required and source.

20.  Manufacturing process details along with the chemical reactions.

21.  Design details of ETP & boiler.

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

23.  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.

24.  Ambient air quality modelling for plant. 

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

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.  ‘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.

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

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

30.  Risk assessment for storage and handling of chemicals/solvents. 

31.  Occupational health of the workers should be incorporated.

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

33.  Scheme for rainwater harvesting.

34.  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.

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

36.  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.

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

38.  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.

 

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

 

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

The Project authorities and their consultant, M/s Environ India, Kolkata gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken 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) under Primary Metallurgy Industry under Category A and appraised at the Central level. 

 

M/s Padma Iron Products Private Limited hace proposed to set up 3 X 9 MVA Submerged Arc Furnace (Fe-Mn : 55,440 TPA / Si-Mn : 39,600 TPA / Fe-Si : 19,800 TPA OR Product mix of all) at Mouza & Village Maheshpur, Post Salanpur, District Burdwan, West Bengal. Total land area will be 9.86 acres and green belt will be developed in 3.25 acres of plant area. No rehabilitation and resettlement is involved. No national parks/wild life sanctuary/reserve forests are located within 10 km radius.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 60.0 Crores. Total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures have been earmarked as Rs 2.5 Crore and Rs. 25.0 Lakhs respectively.

 

Mn Ore (1,04,228 TPA), Coke Breeze (22,176 TPA), Quartz (38,610 TPA), Dolomite (17,463 TPA), Iron Scrap (6,930 TPA), Pet Coke (24,750 TPA), Fe-Mn Slag (63,360 TPA) & Si Sculls ( 5,544 TPA) will be used as raw materials for the proposed project. No charcoal will be used as reductant.

 

Bag filter system with spark arrestor, ducting, valves, ID fans will be provided to control emissions. The clean gas will be released to the atmosphere by the ID fans through chimney. Dry Fogging system will be provided to control fugitive emission.

 

Makeup water requirement will be 30 m3/d for the proposed plant and will be sourced from bore well/ rainwater harvesting pond. The treated effluent will be used for dust suppression and green belt development. Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank. No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and zero discharge will be adopted.

 

Fines (1,500 TPA) collected from Bag filter from Submerged Arc Furnace will be recycled. Fe-Mn Slag (48,000 TPA) will be utilized in Si-Mn production. Si-Mn Slag (43,500 TPA) will be used in road / area / land development.

 

Power (27.75 MVA) will be sourced from Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC). 2 X 125 kVA & 1 X 250 kVA D.G Set is proposed for meeting emergency requirements of plant utilities during power failure.

 

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, Chemical analysis of all the raw materials including Trace Elements 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.          Flood Hazard and Dam breakage 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

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 Public Hearing issues 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.          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.

49.          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 West Bengal Pollution Control Board for public hearing. The issues emerged and response to the issues shall be incorporated in the EIA report. The final EIA report shall be submitted to the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance.

 

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

 

26.2.14    Proposed Cement Grinding Unit (200 TPD) at dag No. 435 & 282 and Patta No. 173, Village Katlabarkuchi, Mouza- Batahgila, District Nalbari in Assam by M/s GLF Developers (I) Pvt. Limited - regarding TORs

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 along with the draft Terms of Reference for the preparation of EIA/EMP report.  All the stand alone cement grinding units are covered under Category (B) as per para 3(b) of the Schedule of the EIA notification 2006, but due to absence of SEIAA/SEAC for Assam, the proposal is appraised a hass been appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee-I(Industry) in the Ministry.

 

M/s. GLF Developers(I) Pvt. Ltd. have proposed for setting up of 200 TPD Cement Grinding Unit at Dag no. 435 & 282 of Patta No. 173, Village - Katlabarkuchi, Mouza – Batahgila, District-Nalbari, Assam. The total land requirement for the proposed unit is 0.6691 ha which is already in the possession of the project proponent. About 0.2208 ha of plant area will be developed under green belt. A seasonal River Pagladia is flowing at a distance of 350 m in East direction from the project site. No forest land is involved. The project site is in Seismic Zone-V. The total cost of the project will be Rs. 577.46 Lakhs. Rs. 35 Lakhs and Rs. 6.5 Lakhs will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

The manufacturing process of cement comprises mixing and grinding of clinker, gypsum & fly ash.  The raw materials required for the proposed plant will be Clinker (196 TPD), Gypsum (10 TPD) and fly ash (50 TPD). Raw materials will be procured from various places and transported by road through trucks.

 

Source of air pollution from the proposed plant will be Cement Mill and packing plant. For control of particulate emissions, twin cyclone separator followed by reverse pulse jet type bag filter will be provided.  The total water requirement for the proposed plant will be 4 KLD which will be met from the ground water source. There is no wastewater generation due to the process. Domestic wastewater (1.2 KLD) will be generated which will be discharge through septic tank and soak pit. The waste collected in pollution control equipments will be recycled in the process and the spent lube oil will be given to registered recyclers. The total power requirement for the proposed plant will be 400 KW which will be sourced from Assam State Electricity Board. A D.G. set of 625 KVA will be installed to meet the emergency power requirement.

 

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

 

1.      Executive summary of the project.

2.      Photographs of the proposed plant area.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

29.    Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

37.    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.

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

39.    Occupational health:

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

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

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

40.    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.

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

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

 

            The Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) decided that PAs may be communicated the above ‘TORs’ for the preparation of EIA/EMP. As soon as the EIA/EMP report is prepared, the same may be submitted by the PAs to the MOEF for obtaining environmental clearance. The proposal is exempted from public hearing by categorizing in B-2 category due to use of energy efficient technology, no clinker manufacturing at the proposed site, no sensitive area within 10 km. radius, ‘zero’ effluent discharge, utilization of all the solid waste in the process itself including utilization of fly ash etc.

 

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

 

26.2.15    Proposed 4.0 MTPA Cement Grinding (Phase-1-2.0 MTPA & Phase-II-2.0 MTPA) and Ready Mix Concrete (RMC) unit at Shilapur Village, District Nashik, Maharashtra by M/s Utility Infrastructure & Works - regarding TORs

 

  The project authorities and their consultant, M/s. Mahabal Enviro Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Thane, 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 stand alone cement grinding units are covered under Category (B) as per para 3(b) of the Schedule of the EIA notification 2006, but due to absence of SEIAA for Maharashtra, the proposal is appraised at central level.

  M/s Utility Infrastructure & Works have proposed for 4.0 MTPA Cement Grinding (Phase-1-2.0 MTPA & Phase-II-2.0 MTPA) and Ready Mix Concrete (RMC) Unit at Shilapur Village, District Nashik, Maharashtra. The total land requirement is 46.39 ha and green belt will be developed in 16.18 ha. Of plant  area. The project site falls in Seismic Zone III. No forest land is involved.  No National Park/Wildlife Sanctuary, Biosphere Reserve are present within 10 km radius.  River Godawari flows at a distance of 2.5 km in south direction from the project site.  The total cost of the project will be Rs. 520 Crore.  Rs. 20 Crore and Rs. 30 Lakhs will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

The manufacturing process of cement comprises mixing and grinding of clinker, gypsum & fly ash. The manufacturing process of RMC involves homogenous mixing of concrete (cement, aggregates (coarse & fine), admixtures and water) in high efficiency pan mixers or twin shaft vibro-mixers in fully automated mixing & batching plant. The raw materials required for the proposed plant will be Clinker (from Cement Plants), Gypsum (from Rajasthan) and fly ash (from Nasik Power Plant and other nearby Thermal Power Plants). Raw materials will be procured from various places and transported by road through trucks.

 

Source of air pollution from the proposed plant will be Cement Mill and packing plant. For control of air particulate emissions, twin cyclone separator followed by reverse pulse jet type bag filter will be provided.  The total water requirement for the proposed plant will be 1065 m3/d which will be met from the ground water/ other source. There is no wastewater generation due to the process. Domestic wastewater will be generated which will be discharged through septic tank and soak pit. The waste collected in control equipments will be recycled in the process and the spent lube oil will be given to registered recyclers. The total power requirement for the proposed plant will be 40 MW which will be sourced from Maharashtra State Electricity Board. D.G. set of 1,250 KVA will be installed to meet the emergency power requirement.

 

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

 

1.      Executive summary of the project.

2.      Photographs of the proposed plant area.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

29.    Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

37.    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.

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

39.    Occupational health:

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

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

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

40.    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.

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

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

 

            The Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) decided that PAs may be communicated the above ‘TORs’ for the preparation of EIA/EMP. As soon as the EIA/EMP report is prepared, the same may be submitted by the PAs to the MOEF for obtaining environmental clearance. The proposal is exempted from public hearing by categorizing in B-2 category due to use of energy efficient technology, no clinker manufacturing at the proposed site, no sensitive area within 10 km. radius, ‘zero’ effluent discharge, utilization of all the solid waste in the process itself including utilization of fly ash etc.

 

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

 

26.2.16      Proposed 2x6 MVA Ferro Alloy Unit (Fe-Si: 9,000 TPA; Si-Mn: 18,000 TPA; Fe-Mn:20,000 TPA) at Village Joratarai, Tehsil & District Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh by M/s Vishal Casting Limited - regarding TORs

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Pioneer Enviro Laboratories & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft Terms of Reference for the preparation of EIA/EMP report. All the Ferro alloy plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in primary metallurgical industry under category ‘ A’ and appraised at Central level.

M/s Vishal Castings Ltd. have proposed to establish a ferro alloys manufacturing unit at Village Joratarai, Tehsil & District Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh. Total land acquired for the project is 5.25 acres and green belt will be developed in 33% area of the total area. No National Park / Wildlife Sanctuary / Reserve forest is located within 10 km distance. Nearest village is Joratarai at 1.0 km. from the proposed site. Nearest Railway station is Rasmada at a distance of 2.8 Kms. from the project site. Shivnath river is situated at 4.0 km. Nearest Railway Station is Rasmada RS at a distance of 2.8 Kms. from the project site. Total cost of the project is Rs. 15.0 Crores.

Following is the plant configuration:

S.No.

Details

Installed capacity

Units

Total Capacity / Year

1

Ferro Alloys Unit

Fe-Si

Si-Mn

Fe-Mn

2 X 6 MVA

 

9,000 TPA

18,000 TPA

20,000 TPA

Manganese ore, Quartz, Slag, Electrode paste, Pet coke will be used as raw materials in ferro alloy plant. Manganese ore along with coke and other additives will be melted in submerged arc furnace (SAF) to produce ferro alloys. Raw materials will be mixed in a proper proportion before being charged into the furnace. As the charge enters the smelting zone, the alloy formed by chemical reactions between oxides and the reductants being heavy, gradually will settle at the bottom. At regular intervals, the furnace will be tapped. Liquid metal will be collected in a ladle followed by CI pans and slag will be overflowed to sand beds. After solidification, the cakes will be broken manually to required lump size.

Fume extraction system with bag filters will be provided to control emissions from the ferro alloy plant and the cleaned gases will be vented to atmosphere through a stack of adequate height. Dust suppression system will be provided in loading and unloading areas. Dust extraction system with bag filters to control fugitive emissions from raw material handling areas. Total water requirement  for expansion will be 40 m3/day, which will be met from the ground water source. No effluent will be generated in the ferro alloy unit as closed circuit cooling water system will be adopted. Only wastewater generated will be domestic wastewater, which will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit. Ferro-Manganese slag will be used in the manufacture of Silico-Manganese. Ferro-Silicon slag will be given to cast iron foundries. Silico-Manganese slag will be used in the construction of roads. The power requirement will be met from CSPDCL 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.            Proposal should be submitted to the Ministry for environment clearance only after acquiring total land. Necessary documents indicating acquisition of land should be included.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

26.          Flood Hazard and Dam breakage 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

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 Chhattisgarh Environment and Conservation Board (CECB) 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.      

 

26.2.17      Proposed expansion project of 18,000 TPA Ferro Manganese Plant at Village Gumo, Tehsil Jhumri Telaiya, District Koderma in Jharkhand  by M/s Balaji Electrosteels Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project proponent informed that due to financial reasons proposal has been dropped.

 

26.2.18      Proposed Cement Plant (3.0 MTPA), Clinker Unit (1.4 MTPA), Coal Washery (0.96 MTPA) along with 2x20 MW Captive Power Plant at Village Pataidih (Semradih Panchayat), Tehsil Masturi, District Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh and proposed new Limestone Mine i.e. Chilhati Limestone Mine, District Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh by M/s SKS Cement Limited (A subsidiary of SKS Ispat and Power Limited) - regarding TORs

            The project authorities and their consultant, M/s. Vimta Labs, Hyderabad, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed ToRs for preparation of EIA/EMP Report. The below proposal doesn’t include mining aspect. 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 SKS Cement Limited have proposed for Cement Plant (3.0 MTPA), Clinker Unit (1.4 MTPA), Coal Washery (0.96 MTPA) along with 2x20 MW Captive Power Plant at Village Pataidih (Semradih Panchayat), Tehsil Masturi, District Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh. The project area is 247 acres of which 28.34 acres is already acquired and green belt will be developed in 29 acres of plant area. There are no National Park/Wildlife Sanctuary/Biosphere Reserve/RF/PF within 10 km radius of the project site. The estimated project cost of the proposed project is about Rs.700 Crores.

 

Cement manufacture consists principally of blending in a definite proportion, a material containing calcium oxide (Limestone) with a siliceous material (china clay) along with certain additives or corrective material (such as iron dust, red ochre etc) and then burning the mixture at very high temperature in a kiln. The resulting Clinker is then cooled and ground with gypsum to produce finish product Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC), with gypsum and fly ash to produce finish product Pozzolona Portland Cement (PPC) & Slag.

 

Limestone (Own mines- Chilhati Lime Stone), Clinker (SKS Clinker plant and outside sources), Iron Ore (local market), Coal (SECL), Fly ash (Captive CPP & SKS 1200 MW ITPP at Raigarh) and Gypsum (local market) are the raw materials that will be used.

 

All the units will be provided with stack having adequate height for the dispersion of gaseous emissions. The particulate emissions will be controlled below 50 mg/Nm3 by providing  ESP and bag filters. The total water requirement for proposed project is about 2,930 m3/day and will be sourced from River Sheonath. The wastewater generated in various processes will be used in dust suppression, greenbelt development and the balance will be routed to raw water reservoir. The plant will be operated on Zero effluent discharge condition. Domestic waste water will be treated and used in greenbelt development. Major solid wastes generated from the proposed project would be dust particles from pollution control equipment will be recycled in the process other waste from STP and colony will be utilized as manure for the green belt within the plant premises.

 

The Committee prescribed the following TORs for undertaking detailed EIA/EMP study for Cement Plant, Coal washery and CPP. The TORs for EIA/EMP study for Mining shall be obtained from the Expert Appraisal Committee (Mining) of MoEF as per the MoEF Office Memorandum No. J-11013/41/2006-IA.II(I) dated 24th December, 2010.

 

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

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.  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 25 km radius should 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.  Detailed technical study and environmental management plan for coal washery including cost benefit analysis etc.

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

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

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

22.  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.

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

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

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

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

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

28.  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.

29.  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.

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. Cumulative impacts on the air quality due to the cement plant and captive lime stone mill shall be  assessed.

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

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 alongwith cumulative impact  of mine and the cement plant should be included for the day (24 hrs) for maximum GLC alongwith following :

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 20oC-50oC 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 2,700 m3/day water from ground water source 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.

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

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

63.  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.

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

65.  Corporate Environment Policy

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

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

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

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

66.  At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the enterprise social commitment based on Public Hearing & social responsibility 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. 

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-1 (Industry) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. The draft EIA/EMP report shall be submitted to the Chhattisgarh Environment and Conservation Board (CECB) 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.      

 

26.2.19      Proposed 300 TPD Cement Plant at Village Khrew, Tehsil Pampore, District Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir by M/s HK Cement Industries Pvt. Limited -regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Ace Engineers & Consultants Patiala made a presentation before the Committee. The Committee noted that the presentation is incomplete and decided that shall be represented with complete details of the project.

 

26.2.20      Proposed Leather finishing Unit at Plot No. 524 D & E, HSIIDC, I.E. BARHI, Phase- II, Sonipat in Haryana by M/s Supreme Fashions- regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s MANTEC Consultants, 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 report.  All new or expansion of Leather/skin/hide processing industry located within a notified industrial area/estate are listed at S.No. 4(f) in Category ‘B’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the State level. However, since the project site falls within 10 km radius of Delhi-Haryana Interstate Boundary, as per the the General Condition of EIA Notification 2006  the proposal has been appraised by the EAC(I) (Industry) in the Ministry.

M/s Supreme Fashions have proposed to set up a new leather finishing unit at Plot No. 524 D & E, HSIIDC, I.E.Barhi, Phase -II, District Sonipat in Haryana. The total project area is 2,025 sq. m. out of which approximately 33 % of the land will be earmarked for tree plantations and green belt. The total cost of the project is about Rs. 2.35 Crores.

 

The proposed leather finishing unit shall involve only finishing of leather and no tanning of raw hides/skins would be involved. The capacity of the plant is about 25,000 sq. ft. of finished leather per day for which about 5,000 pieces of wet blue hides and skins (Semi Finished /Tanned Leather) will be required daily along with chemicals for Finishing Operations. No chromium based dye will be used in the process. The raw material used will be only tanned leather (wet blue skins and hides / semi finished leather along with finishing chemicals like Fat Liquors, Pigments, Binders, Feel Modifiers, Syntans and Dyes. The main stages in Finishing Operations are Sammying, Splitting, Shaving & Trimming, Neutralization, Dyeing, Fat Liquoring, Spraying and Finishing of leather.

 

There is no source of air pollution except stacks of DG sets, for which stack height will be provided as per the CPCB norms. The water requirement will be 25 m3/d, which will be provided by HSIIDC, Barhi. Effluent will be generated from dyeing and fat liquoring operations only and the same will be treated in the own ETP and subsequently it will be sent through existing pipeline to CETP maintained by HSIIDC, Barhi. Wet blue shaving waste (Puff) -15 MT/month will be sold to vendors like cardboard manufacturers. ETP sludge (0.5 MT/month) will be dried & stored in leak proof storage pits and will be dispatched to authorized HW handlers.

 

Total power required for plant is 250 kW will be sourced from the state grid supply. Provision has been madefor power back up for 200 KVA DG SET.  

The Committee prescribed the following TORs for undertaking detailed EIA /EMP study subject to submission of Topo sheet and plant layout before issuance of ToRs:

 

1.    Executive summary of the project.

2.    Photographs of the proposed plant area

3.    A copy of Gazette notification for the Industrial Area

4.    Present land use should be prepared based on satellite imagery.

5.    Location of national parks / wildlife sanctuary / reserve forests within 10 km. radius should specifically be mentioned.

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

7.    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, 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.

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

10.  List of raw material required and source along with mode of transportation should be included.

11.  Studies for muck, slurry, sludge material disposal and solid waste generated and a management plan should also be included.

12.  Manufacturing process details should be included.

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

14.  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.

15.  The suspended particulate matter present in the ambient air must be analyzed.

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

17.  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.

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

19.  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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

27.  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.

28.  Permission for the drawl of 90 m3/day water from corporation from the competent authority and water balance data including quantity of effluent generated, recycled and reused and discharged is to be provided.

29.  A note on treatment of wastewater from different plants, recycle and reuse for different purposes should be included. ETP should be equipped with primary, secondary and tertiary stage of treatment.

30.  Methods adopted/to be adopted for the water conservation should be included.

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

32.  If the 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.

33.  Wastewater characteristics (heavy metals, anions and cations, trace metals).

34.  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.

35.  Ground water monitoring minimum at 8 locations and near solid waste dump zone.

36.  Action plan for solid/hazardous waste generation, storage, utilization and disposal from all the sources.

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

38.  End use of solid waste and its composition should be covered.  

39.  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 travelling roads should also be incorporated. All rooftops/terraces should have some green cover.

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

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

42.  Occupational health of the workers needs elaboration. Health effects of material used and health hazard plans based on monthly correlation of related diseases and people affected and mitigation plans.

43.  Occupational health of the workers needs elaboration. Occupational hazards and periodical monitoring and periodical monitoring should be carried out. The detailed plan to carry out above mentioned activity should be mentioned.

44.  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. Environment management Plan (EMP) should include 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.

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

46.  Plan for the implementation of the recommendations made for the leather industries mentioned in the CREP guidelines must be prepared.

47.  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. 

48.  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. 

49.  Any litigation pending against the project and / or any direction / order passed by any Court of Law against the project or Show Cause Notice issued by the MoEF/CPCB,  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 Haryana State Pollution Control Board for public hearing. The issues emerged and response to the issues shall be incorporated in the EIA report. The final EIA report shall be submitted to the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance. Public Hearing will not be required if copy of gazette notification is submitted.

 

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

           

26.2.21Proposed leather processing unit at Plot No. 129-130, HUDA Industrial Area, Sector-59, Phase-II, Ballabgarh, Faridabad, Haryana by M/s Continental Leathers (P) Limited -  regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s MANTEC Consultants, 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 report.  All new or expansion of Leather/skin/hide processing industry located within a notified industrial area/estate are listed at S.No. 4(f) in Category ‘B’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the State level. However, since the project site falls within 10 km radius of Delhi-Haryana Interstate Boundary,  as per the General Condition and the proposal has been appraised by the EAC-I(Industry) in the ministry.

 

M/s Continental Leathers Pvt. Ltd. have proposed to set up a new leather finishing Unit at Plot No. 129-130, HUDA Industrial Area, Sector-59, Phase-II, Ballabgarh, Faridabad, Haryana. The total project area is 3,720 sq. m. out of which approximately 33 % of the land will be earmarked for tree plantations and green belt. The total cost of the project is about Rs. 2.35 crores.

 

The proposed leather finishing unit would involve only finishing of leather and no tanning of raw hides/skins. The proposed capacity of the plant is about 25,000 sq. ft. of finished leather per day for which about 5,000 pieces of wet blue hides and skins (Semi Finished /Tanned Leather) will be required daily along with chemicals for Finishing Operations. Mains stages in Finishing Operations are Sammying, Splitting, Shaving & Trimming, Neutralization, Dyeing, Fat Liquoring, Spraying and Finishing of leather. The basic raw material of this unit will be only tanned leather (wet blue skins and hides / semi finished leather along with finishing chemicals like Fat Liquors, Pigments, Binders, Feel Modifiers, Syntans and Dyes.

 

There is no air pollution source except stacks of DG sets, for which stack height will be provided as per the  CPCB norms. The water requirement will be 25 m3/d, which will be provided by HSIIDC, Barhi. Effluent will be generated from dyeing and fat liquoring operations only and the same will be treated in the own ETP and subsequently it will be sent through existing pipeline to CETP maintained by HSIIDC, Barhi. Wet blue shaving waste (Puff) -15 MT/month will be sold to vendors like cardboard manufacturers. ETP sludge (0.5 MT/month) will be dried & stored in leak proof storage pits and will be dispatched to authorized HW handlers.

 

Total power required for plant is 250 kW and will be sourced from the State grid supply. Provision has been made for power back up by installation of 200 KVA DG SET. Total manpower requirement for this project is about 75.

The Committee prescribed the following TORs for undertaking detailed EIA /EMP study subject to submission of Topo sheet and plant layout before issuance of ToRs:

 

1.    Executive summary of the project.

2.    Photographs of the proposed plant area

3.    A copy of Gazette notification for the Industrial Area

4.    Present land use should be prepared based on satellite imagery.

5.    Location of national parks / wildlife sanctuary / reserve forests within 10 km. radius should specifically be mentioned.

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

7.    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, 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.

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

10.  List of raw material required and source along with mode of transportation should be included.

11.  Studies for muck, slurry, sludge material disposal and solid waste generated and a management plan should also be included.

12.  Manufacturing process details should be included.

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

14.  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.

15.  The suspended particulate matter present in the ambient air must be analyzed.

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

17.  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.

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

19.  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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

27.  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.

28.  Permission for the drawl of 90 m3/day water from corporation from the competent authority and water balance data including quantity of effluent generated, recycled and reused and discharged is to be provided.

29.  A note on treatment of wastewater from different plants, recycle and reuse for different purposes should be included. ETP should be equipped with primary, secondary and tertiary stage of treatment.

30.  Methods adopted/to be adopted for the water conservation should be included.

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

32.  If the 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.

33.  Wastewater characteristics (heavy metals, anions and cations, trace metals).

34.  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.

35.  Ground water monitoring minimum at 8 locations and near solid waste dump zone.

36.  Action plan for solid/hazardous waste generation, storage, utilization and disposal from all the sources.

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

38.  End use of solid waste and its composition should be covered.  

39.  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 travelling roads should also be incorporated. All rooftops/terraces should have some green cover.

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

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

42.  Occupational health of the workers needs elaboration. Health effects of material used and health hazard plans based on monthly correlation of related diseases and people affected and mitigation plans.

43.  Occupational health of the workers needs elaboration. Occupational hazards and periodical monitoring and periodical monitoring should be carried out. The detailed plan to carry out above mentioned activity should be mentioned.

44.  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. Environment management Plan (EMP) should include 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.

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

46.  Plan for the implementation of the recommendations made for the leather industries mentioned in the CREP guidelines must be prepared.

47.  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. 

48.  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. 

49.  Any litigation pending against the project and / or any direction / order passed by any Court of Law against the project or Show Cause Notice issued by the MoEF/CPCB,  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 Haryana State Pollution Control Board for public hearing. The issues emerged and response to the issues shall be incorporated in the EIA report. The final EIA report shall be submitted to the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance. Public Hearing will not be required if copy of gazette notification is submitted.

 

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

 

26.2.22    Proposed Integrated Steel Plant and Captive Power Plant (100 MW) at villages Dagori, Ameri Akberi and Udgaon, Tehsil Bilha, Dist Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh by M/s Jayaswal Neco Industries Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s EMTRC Consultants, Delhi gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed draft ToRs for preparation of EIA/EMP Report.  All the Integrated Steel plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under category A of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level. 

M/s Jayaswal Neco Industries Limited have proposed for Integrated Steel Plant and CPP at villages Dagori, Ameri Akberi and Udgaon, Tehsil Bilha, Dist Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh. About 210 ha of single crop agricultural land has been identified to establish the project.  No forest land is involved.  33% land area shall be earmarked for greenbelt development. No national park, wildlife sanctuary, reserve forest is present within 10 km area of the site. No heritage monument is present in the 10 km of site. The project cost is approximately Rs. 3,800 Crores. Rs. 160 Crores and Rs. 24 Crores will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

The details of Proposed Units are as follows:

 

Name of Units

Product

Capacity

Iron ore Beneficiation & Pellet Plant

Iron ore Pellets for DRI plant and Blast furnace

1.2 MTPA

DRI Plant

Sponge iron for SMS

0.6 MTPA

Blast Furnace

Pig Iron for SMS

0.4 MTPA

SMS (80 tons EAF 80 tons and LRF)

Steel billets & blooms for rolling mill

0.7 MTPA

Rolling Mill

Finished steel products

(Structurals, Bars & Flats)

0.65 MTPA

Coke Oven

Coke for blast furnace

0.2 MTPA

Sinter Plant

Sinter for blast furnace

0.4 MTPA

Oxygen Plant (air separation plant)

Oxygen, Nitrogen & Argon for captive use

400 TPD

Captive Power Plant

Power generation using WHRB and FBC boilers

100 MW

 

Iron ore, Limestone, Coal, Dolomite, Quartzite, Lime are the raw materials required for the project. Raw materials and finished products shall be transported using rail. Iron ore fines are beneficiated and then converted to pellets using coal and bentonite. Pellets are used as charge for making sponge iron and pig iron in DRI Plant and Blast Furnace. Limestone, Dolomite and Quartzite are used as Flux. Coke and coal are used as reductant and source of heat for iron making. Iron is converted to steel in electrically operated furnace in SMS. Steel is refined in LRF. The blooms and billets from SMS are converted to medium and heavy structurals, TMT bars and Flats in the Rolling Mills. Waste heat from DRI plant, Blast Furnace and Coke Oven are used to generate power through WHRB and turbines. Dolochar is mixed with coal and used to produce steam and power through FBC boilers and turbines.

 

ESP and Bag Filters/ Bag House shall be used to control dust emissions from various units of the project. All conveyors shall be of closed type. Bag filters shall be installed at all junction and transfer points and flyash silos. ESP shall be used to control dust pollution from FBC boilers. Adequate stack height based on CPCB norms will be  be provided. 

 

Water requirement of  825 kl/hour (7 MCM), will be met from River  Sheonath. Application for water drawl has been submitted to Water Resource Department, Govt of CG.  Water is mostly used as makeup for equipment cooling purpose. Wastewater generated from CPP will 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.

 

Slag from Blast Furnace will be used for cement making. Flue dust & sludge from BF, SMS & DRI, mill scales from Rolling Mill will be reused in sinter plant. Flue dust from Pellet Plant and Sinter Plant will be 100% recycled. Coke breeze from Coke Oven will be 100% used in sinter plant & pellet plant. Slag from SMS will be given for metal recovery, reused in Blast furnace and in road making. Dolochar from DRI will be used as fuel in FBC boiler. Fly ash from FBC boiler will be reused in cement making, road making, making embankment, brick and block making

 

All mills and machines will 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 will be met from the 100 MW CPP. DG sets shall be used in case power failure.

 

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.        Documents regarding coal linkage and fuel supply agreement.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

18.      Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

65.      Occupational health:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

71.      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. 

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

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

 

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

26.2.23    Proposed 2.1 MTPA Integrated Steel Plant , 1.2 MTPA Pelletization Plant and 112 MW Captive Power Plant at Basanda, Mahulia, Chandbali, Bhadrak in Orissa by M/s Rashmi Seamless Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project proponent has requested to consider the proposal in the next  EAC meeting

 

Any Other Item

26.2.24      Expansion of Ferro Alloy Plant (33,000 TPA to 87,450 TPA) along with Captive Power Plant (2x24 MW) at Village Garbham, Mandal Merakamudiam, District Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh by M/s Andhra Ferro Alloys Limited - regarding reconsideration

The above proposal of M/s Andhra Ferro Alloys Limited was considered and discussed in the 21st Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) meeting held during 25th & 26th March, 2011 The Committee after detailed deliberations sought the following additional information for reconsideration of the project:

 

i.      Detailed land use map of the area.

ii.     Justification for the access land acquired for the project

iii.    Trace metal analysis of the raw material.

iv.   Revised water balance keeping in view that water requirement for the captive power plant will be reduced and permission for drawl of water.

v.    Characterization of RSPM.

vi.   Details regarding occupational health surveillance programme.

vii.  Response to each of issues raised during the public hearing held in April, 2008 for the existing project.

viii. A detailed pollution load statement in terms of air emissions, water pollution and solid waste management of the existing and the proposed expansion to take decision about the public hearing for the proposed expansion.

 

The information sought was furnished by the project proponent to MoEF vide letter dated 23.06.2011 and the PP & their consultant, M/s Sri Sai Manasa Nature Tech Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad also made a presentation before the Committee. The information submitted/presented is as follows:

 

·         The present land use in the study area is occupied by land with Scrub-11%, land without Scrub-3%, Barren rocky/stony waste/sheet rock area-6%, Single crop-23%, Double crop-41%, Scrub forest-13% and Plantation-3%.

·         The proposed project will be established within the existing plant located in an area of 76 acres. The total plant area after expansion will be 30 acres. Greenbelt is already developed in 26 Acres of land area. and additional will be developed in an area pof 10.0 acres. Remaining 10 acres of  land will be used for future expansion.

·         Trace metal analysis was carried out for Manganese ore and Chrome ore. The values are within the limits.

·         The total water requirement for the proposed project is 141 m3/d (25 m3/dfor Ferro Alloy Plant 116 m3/d  for Captive power plant). This reduction in water requirement for captive power plant is due to the installation of Air Cooled Condensers.

·         Chemical characterization was carried out for PM10 at 8 different locations around the proposed project site in 10km radius. The values are found to be within limits.

·         Regular health checkups will be carried for all the workers for BP, Sight, Chest X-ray, Blood sampling at the first aid camp within the plant premises by an authorized medical professional. Regular safety training will be provide to all the employees to identify accident areas, implement safety measures and encourage safety working environment.

·         Response to each of the issues of Public Hearing held in April, 2008 for the existing project which include damage to the crops, employment to locals, pollution control etc. has been submitted

·         The existing and proposed pollution load in terms of air emissions & solid waste management is submitted. The Committee decided that Public hearing is not required as per Para 7(II) of EIA Notification 2006.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to submission of total water balance including quantity of total fresh water requirement, and  wastewater management plan and the following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

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

 

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

 

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

                       

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

                        

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

 

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

                         

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 16th April, 2008 should be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to t