Minutes of the  12th MEETING OF THE EXPERT APPRAISAL COMMITTEE-1 (INDUSTRY)  HELD DURING 26th, 27th & 28th July, 2010 at  Scope Complex, Core 6, 7th Floor, Core VIII, CEC, ONGC Conference Hall, Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110003    

 

12.0       Opening Remarks of the Chairman

 

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

 

12.1     Confirmation of the Minutes of the 11th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held on 24th, 25th & 26 June, 2010

 

Minutes of the last meeting held during 24th- 26th June, 2010 were confirmed.

 

12.2.0  Consideration of the Projects

 

26th July, 2010

 

Proposals for Environmental clearance

 

12.2.1   Integrated Steel Plant and Captive Power Plant at Village Paraghat, Tehsil Masturi, District Bilaspur, Chattisgarh by M/s Vasundhra Steel & power Ltd (EC)

The project authorities and their consultant, Indus Technical & Financial Consultants, Raipur gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 85th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) held during 23rd – 25th September, 2008 for preparation of EIA/EMP All the Primary metallurgical industries have been listed at S.No. 3(a) under primary metallurgical industry under category ‘A’ of Schedule of the EIA notification 2006 and appraised at central level. 

M/s. Vasundhra Steel & Power Ltd. have proposed to set up an Integrated Steel Plant and Power Plant at Village Paraghat, Tehsil Masturi, District Bilaspur, Chattisgarh. The total land requirement of 80 ha. is private land. The land has been acquired and compensation has been paid. The river Lilagar  flows at a distance of 0.5 km. Dalha PF is at a distance of  9.5 km and Crocodiles Park at kotmi-sanar is at 3.0 km distance from the project site. The proponent informed the Committee that this is a manmade park and is not notified under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.  Bilaspur city is about 20 km away from the project site. No National Park/ Reserve Forest is located within 10 Km radius of the project. Total cost of the proposed expansion would be Rs. 950.0 Crores. Rs. 20.0 Crores and Rs. 2.5 Crores will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures. PAs informed that the following products will be manufactured from the proposed plant:

S N.

Proposed units

Proposed Capacity

1.

Iron ore beneficiation

6,20,000 TPA

2.

Iron ore pelletization plant

6,00,000 TPA

3.

Sponge Iron

4,20,000 TPA

4.

Steel melting ship (Induction furnace) with CCM

4,32,000 TPA

5

Steel Re-Rolling Mill

4,00,000 TPA

6

Captive Power plant- WHRB

32 MW

7

Captive power plant- Coal based CFBC

50 MW

8

Coal washery

3,00,000 TPA

Low grade Iron ore (6,20,000 TPA), Raw Coal (3,00,000 TPA), Limestone/Dolochar (12,600 TPA), Dolomite (21,600 TPA), Furnace Oil (14,000 TPA), Pig Iron (21,600 TPA) etc. will be used as raw materials. ESPs and Chimneys will be provided to Sponge Iron plant and CFBC boiler of CPP.  SO2 emission from stack will be controlled through Sulphur content in coal and by providing adequate stack height. NOx will be controlled through proper temperature control. Emissions of residual CO shall be neutralized by burning in post combustion chambers in presence of excess air. During the operation phase, fugitive dust emissions generated from handling, transportation of raw materials, will be controlled by water sprinklers and asphalting concrete roads.  Dust extraction systems with bag filters will be installed to control dust while unloading and handling of Iron ore fines and coal fines.

 Total makeup water requirement for the project is 6.144 million m3/annum. The Central Ground Water Authority has given permission for drawl of 1000 KLD water vide letter no. CGWA/IND/PROJ/2010-894 dated 7th June, 2010. The  Water Resource Department of Chhattisgarh State has sanctioned for drawl of 6.144 million m3/annum of water from Lilagar River vide letter no. 3595/337 dated 4th July, 2008.. Complete circulation of water through cooling water tower is proposed. Recycle and reuse of blow down and DM effluent and treated wastewater will be 100% utilized within the plant for process cooling, green belt development, irrigation, fugitive dust control, coal and slag quenching.  Sewage effluent will be treated and disposed through septic tanks and soak pits and treated sewage effluent will be used for green belt development and irrigation. Rain water will be harvested for water conservation and recharge of ground water table.

Char from sponge iron plant will be utilized as fuel in CFBC boiler to generate power. Slag & Ash will be given free of cost to cement plants for PPC making as well as for the brick manufacturing. Surplus slag & ash will be disposed off for land filling in mined out areas. In case of any surplus and unutilized ash the same will be disposed in ash dyke. The dust from ESPs i.e. fly ash and bag filters will be collected and used for brick making or sold to cement manufacturers.

Green belt will be developed in at least 33% area of the plant. Equipment generating minimum noise and vibration will be chosen or silencers will be provided. DG sets will be installed in closed rooms with proper ventilation.  The plant has a captive power generation of 82 MW and 2 MW will be sourced from Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board.  The fuel requirement for the proposed power plant will be met mainly by coal (3,70,000 TPA) and FO (300 KL/year).

Public hearing/Public consultation meeting was conducted by the Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board on 5th March, 2010. The main issues raised in the public hearing meeting were w.r.t. forcible construction of approach road on private land, job opportunities, rehabilitation etc. and have been satisfactorily included in the EIA/EMP report.

 

The Committee deliberated on the project and requested the project proponent to seek comments of the Chief Wild Life Warden regarding permission under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 for manmade Crocodiles Park at kotmi - sanar which is located at 3.0 km distance from the project site. Also the proponent shall submit detailed plan for fly ash management. The Committee decided to reconsider the project on submission of above information.

 

Subseqnently, the proponent have informed that the  crocodile centre/Park locaed at village Kotami Sonar at district Janjgir Champa is not covered under the Wildlife (Protection) Act,1972 as informed by the  State Forest Department and Wildlife Authorities of Chhattisgarh Government.

 

12.2.2   Setting up for manufacturing of Clinker (5,40,000 TPA), Portland Slag Cement( 9,37,500 TPA), Portland Pozzolana Cement  (1,80,000 TPA) and Captive Power Plant (20 MW) with captive railway siding at Village Hansda, District Saraikela, Kharsawan, Jharkhand by  M/s Jupiter Cement Industries regarding Environmental Clearance

 

 The project authorities and their consultant, Eco Care Environmental Laboratory, Asansol, West Bengal gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 93rd  Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) held during 14th – 16th April, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All cement plants less than 1.0 MTPA are covered under Category ‘B’ as per para 3(b) of the Schedule of the EIA Notification, 2006 and should be appraised at SEIAA/SEAC level but in absence of the same, the proposal is appraised at central level.

 

M/s Jupiter Cement Industries have proposed for setting up of manufacturing of Clinker (5,40,000 TPA), PSC (9,37,500  TPA), PPC (1,80,000  TPA) and Captive Power Plant (20 MW) along with railway siding at Hansda, distt. Saraikela - Kharswa, Jharkhand. The total land (private land) acquired for the proposed project is 110 acres and compensation has been paid.  Adityapura-Gamaria, Kandra-Chowka (in Saraikela District), a severely polluted area is at a distance of 20 km from the project site. No eco-sensitive areas are located within 15 km periphery of the plant. The total cost of the project will be Rs. 484.54 Crores. Rs. 8.72 Crores and Rs. 1.93 Crores will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

The total raw materials required for the proposed plant will be lime stone (5,85,090 TPA), Siliceous limestone (3,02,940 TPA), Iron Ore (16,632 TPA), Bauxite (16,038 TPA), Clinker (4,12,500 TPA), Gypsum (41,250 TPA), Slag (5,77,500 TPA), Fly ash (62,700 TPA), Coal (1,41,900 TPA) and Coal for power plant (2,00,000 TPA). The various manufacturing processes that are involved are raw material grinding, blending of raw material, coal grinding and handling, pyro-processing,  clinker cooling and storage, cement grinding and packing, slag grinding and/or handling of fly-ash, power generation through coal fired AFBC boiler etc.

 

Coal will be burnt for clinker manufacturing, drying slag & power generation, Diesel for DG set & transportation will generate SO2 and NOX. There will be an increase in SPM emission due to drying & grinding process, due to handling of raw materials and increase in SPM, SO2 & NOx during power plant operation. APC system is proposed. ESP for clinker Kiln and power plant, high efficiency bag filter systems for slag dryer, ball mill, finished goods packing section and at all dust generating points will be installed.

 

The total water requirement for the proposed plant will be 546 m3/day which will be sourced from deep tube wells and rain water harvesting. A water reservoir of 10,000 m3 capacity shall be constructed to meet water requirement of plant. Both sewage and industrial effluent shall be collected and treated in STP and reused in the clinker production etc. The waste oil, grease, scrapped automobile batteries etc. will be disposed as per the Hazardous Waste Management Rules. Dry fly ash form ESP (8.0 MT/hr) will be used for the cement plant, Bottom Ash from boiler (0.5 MT/hr) will be used for road construction & land filling, Ash from air preheater (0.2 MT/hr) will be used in cement plant and Ash from Economiser (0.3 MT/hr) will be used in cement plant. Noise generation will be within the limits. The particulate emissions levels  will be below 50 mg/Nm3. Dry fog system for unloading of raw material at railway siding will be provided.

 

The total power requirement for the proposed plant is 18 MW and will be sourced from Jharkhand State Electricity Board/Captive power plant. DG set of 3 MW will be installed for emergency and 60 litres/hr of diesel will be consumed for running of DG set. Green belt will be developed in 34.5 % of plant area.

 

Solid waste generation will be in form of fly ash, bottom ash which will be used for cement plant and road construction, respectively.

 

Public hearing/Public consultation meeting was conducted by the Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board on 6th October, 2009. The main issues raised in the public hearing meeting were w.r.t. effective pollution control measures, employment, green belt development, drinking water supply, health, education etc. and have been satisfactorily included in the EIA/EMP.

 

            After detailed deliberations, the Committee has 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 Bhubaneswar within 3 months from the date of issue of the letter.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

   vi.        Total ground water requirement for cement and captive power plant shall not exceed 546 m3/day.   All the treated wastewater shall be recycled and reused in the process and/or for dust suppression and green belt development and other plant related activities etc. No process wastewater shall be discharged outside the factory premises and ‘zero’ discharge should be adopted. 

 

  vii.        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.

 

 viii.        All the fly ash shall be utilized as per Fly ash Notification, 1999 subsequently amended in 2003. Efforts should be made to use fly ash maximum in making Pozollona Portland Cement (PPC).

 

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

 

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

 

   xi.        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.

 

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

 

 xiii.        All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 6th October, 2009 shall be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same shall be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar.

 

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

 

 

12.2.3   Induction Furnace (80T) and Rolling Mill (1,18,000 TPA) at Khasra Nos. 275, 276, 295-301, 308/2, 309-311, 313, 318 and 327, Village Sarkada, Tehsil Sitarganj, District Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarkhand by M/s Nandi Ispat Ltd. (EC)

 

Project authorities requested to consider their proposal in the next meeting as they couldn’t attend the meeting due to certain emergency.

 

12.2.4   Cement Grinding Unit (500 TPD, OPC & PPC) at DAG No. 91, K P Patta: 7/1, Village Morgdoloa, Mouza Sonapur, District Kamrup, Assam by M/s Protech Cements (EC)

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s En-vision Enviro Engineers Ltd., Surat                    gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 7th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 2nd – 3rd  February, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the stand alone cement grinding units (<1.0 MTPA) are listed at S. No. 3(b) of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 under category ‘B’. Due to absence of SEIAA in Assam, the proposal is appraised at the Central level.  The proposal was exempted from public hearing by categorizing it in B2 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, utilization of fly ash etc.

M/s Protech Cement have proposed for Cement Grinding Unit (500 TPD, OPC & PPC) at DAG No. 91, K P Patta: 7/1, Village Morgdoloa, Mouza Sonapur, District Kamrup, Assam. Total land area required for the project is 2.68 ha which is private land and has already been acquired. No Rehabilitation and Resettlement is involved. No national park/wildlife sanctuary/biosphere reserves are located within 10 km radius of the proposed site. Total cost of the project is Rs. 20.51 Crore.  Rs. 131.71 Lakhs and Rs. 42.0 Lakhs will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost / annum for environmental pollution control measures.

Major raw materials for cement production will be Clinker (375 MTPD) and sourced from M/s Hill Cements Limited, Meghalaya, fly Ash / B.F. slag (125 MTPD) from West Bengal, Orissa, Jharkhand & Bihar and gypsum (8.0 MTPD) from Samdrup, Bhutan, Rajasthan.  No clinker will be manufactured at the site. The raw clinker will be crushed in the crusher. The crushed clinker will be elevated to suitable height by bucket elevators for cement mill operation. The clinker, fly ash /BF slag and gypsum will be fed to the cement mill. In the cement mill, the material will be grind to a fine powder. Then, the fine product will be blended in the cement silos. The manufactured cement from silos will be conveyed to automatic electronic packers where it will be packed in 50 kg polyethylene bags and dispatched in the trucks.

High efficiency air pollution control devices, bag filters at the raw mill hopper, transfer point and packing section will be installed. Twin cyclone separator and bag filter at the cement mill will be installed. To control the fugitive emissions, dust collection system and water spray system will be provided.  All the transfer points in conveying systems, unloading stations  and storage systems shall be provided with dust extraction system with bag filter dust collectors with outlet emissions below 50 mg/Nm3.

Total ground water requirement from bore well will be 12m3/day. No water will be required for process since cement grinding is a dry process. The water requirement is only for cooling, gardening, drinking etc. The water recirculation is required to meet the evaporation losses in the cooling circuit. The only waste water generated is from the domestic usage in the plant. Domestic sewage will be treated in STP. No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted. All the dust generated will be recycled /reused in the process itself. No solid waste is generated in the process. Hazardous waste in the form of spent oil/ used oil (10 lit/month) is sold to authorized recyclers. Discarded bags (12,000 Nos.) will be returned to raw material suppliers. The power requirement for the proposed grinding unit will be 1500 KW and sourced from Assam State Electricity Board (ASEB). DG Set 1000 KVA) will be used in case of emergency or power failure. Diesel (80 lit/hr) will be used for DG set.

            After detailed deliberations, the Committee has 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. Particulate emissions shall be controlled within 50 mg/Nm3 by installing adequate air pollution control system viz.  Bag filters and stacks of adequate height etc. Data on ambient air, fugitive and stack emissions shall be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Shillong, Assam State Pollution Control Board (ASPCB) and CPCB regularly.

 

     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 water requirement for cement plant from bore wells shall not exceed 12 m3/day as per the permission accorded by the CGWA / SGWB and efforts shall be made to further reduce water consumption by using air cooled condensers. All the treated wastewater should be recycled and reused in the process and/or for dust suppression and green belt development and other plant related activities etc. No process wastewater shall be discharged outside the factory premises and ‘zero’ discharge should be adopted. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

12.2.5   Proposed Ferro Alloy Plant - 2x9 MVA capacity- 29,700 TPA (13,365 TPA of ferro manganese, 10, 395 TPA of silico manganese, 2, 970 TPA of ferro silica and 2, 970 TPA of ferro chrome) at Sy. No. 195, 203 & 244, Village Santhavurity, Mandal Ganguvarisingadam, District Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh by M/s Lakshitha Ferro Alloys (P) Limited regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Sri Sai Mansa 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 94th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) held during 12th – 14th May, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Ferro Alloy plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgy Industries under Category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 and appraised at the Central level. 

 

M/s Lakshitha Ferro Alloys Pvt. Limited has proposed to set up a Ferro Alloy Plant (2x9 MVA, 29,700 TPA) at Sy. No. 195, 203 & 244, Village Santhavurity, Mandal Ganguvarisingadam, District Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh. Total land acquired for the proposed project is 7 acres. No R & R is involved. No national Park/wild life sanctuary/reserve forest is located within 10 km radius of the project site. Village Santhavurity and Mandal Ganguvarisingadam are at a distance of about 2.0 km and 10.0 km respectively from the project site. Total cost of the proposed project is Rs. 50.0 Crores. Rs. 82.0 Lakhs and Rs. 6.0 Lakhs will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost / annum for environmental pollution control measures. Following will be the facilities and products from the proposed plant:

 

Facility

Plant configuration

Product

Capacity (TPA)

Phase-I

Phase-II

Submerged Arc Furnace (SAF)

1x 9 MVA

1x 9 MVA

Ferro Manganese

13,365

Silico Manganese

 10,395

Ferro Silica

2,970

Ferro Chrome

2,970

 

Manganese ore, coke, coal, dolomite, ferro-manganese slag, quartzite, Cr fines, Cr ore friable and hard lumps, magnesite, mill scale, charcoal, electrode paste will be used as raw materials. The manufacturing of ferro alloys will be carried out in electrical arc furnace and the process involves feeding the mixture of ore, coke and coal and briquettes. In nature, the elements are available in the form of oxides. These oxides along with carbon will be fed to the furnace. After attaining favorable temperatures in the furnace, carbon will react with oxide and   will remove it from element or metal. The metal will be tapped at regular intervals and collected in pans/moulds. After solidification of the metal, the same will be broken to required sizes and delivered to customers.

 

The smoke and fumes collected from SAF by the hood will be passed through bag filter before discharging through a stack of adequate height. Fugitive emissions from raw material handling section will be suppressed by spraying water. Total ground water requirement will be 90 KLD and approval from Ground Water Department is under process. Maximum recycling of wastewater will be done after proper treatment. The treated water will be recycled for cooling purpose. Wastewater generated from Jigging machine will be recycled. Wastewater generated from the complex will be sent to septic tank followed by soak pit.

Ferro Manganese slag will be used in the manufacture of Silico-manganese. Silico-manganese slag and Ferro Silicon slag will be used for filling low lying areas. Ferro-chrome slag will be sent for TCLP test and used for filling up low lying areas or will be sent to TSDF. Furnace dust will be used in brick manufacture. Domestic and commercial solid waste will be collected, segregated and disposed for reuse or to dumping yard. The various waste materials arising out of the technological processes will be reutilized to the maximum extent. Other waste materials which cannot be reused will be dumped in an environmental friendly manner in a separate area.             

Green belt will be developed in 2.31 acres, out of total plant area of 7 acres.  DG sets will be provided with silencer. All the grinding sections will be properly constructed with noise absorbing materials. All pumps and motors will be selected from less noise generating types. Ear plugs will be provided to employees working in high noise prone areas.  Power requirement (18 MW) will be met from 132 KV Electrical sub-station.  No DG set will be installed.  High Speed Diesel (100 LPD) will be required for transportation only.

Public hearing/Public consultation meeting was conducted by the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board on 2nd February, 2010. The main issues raised in the public hearing meeting were w.r.t.  effective pollution control measures, employment, green belt development, health, education, etc. and have been addressed and included in the EIA/EMP.

 

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

 

  1. 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 should be provided to control emissions below 50 mg/Nm3. 

 

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

 

  1. Total ground water requirement shall not exceed 90m3/day and permission from the Central Ground Water Board / Central Ground Water Authority shall be obtained.

 

  1. ‘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 shall 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 shall be ensured and treated wastewater should meet the norms prescribed by the State Pollution Control Board or described under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 whichever are more stringent.  Ground water quality around the slag dump yard has to be monitored regularly. 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, APPCB and CPCB.

 

  1. Water quality monitoring along the slag dump yard from chromium content shall be carried and data submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office, Bangalore / SPCB / CPCB.

 

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

 

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

 

  1. All the recommendations made in the Charter on Corporate Responsibility for Environment Protection (CREP) for the Ferro Alloy Units shall be strictly implemented.

 

 xiii.        All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 2nd February, 2010 should 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.

 

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

 

 

12.2.6   Expansion of Cement Plant (Clinker, 1.6 MTPA) near Village Andheri Deori, Tehsil Masuda, District Ajmer in Rajasthan and Shyamgarh Limestone Mine (448.5 ha, 2.0 MTPA) at Village Shyamgarh-Neemgarh, Tehsil – Masuda in District Ajmer in Rajasthan by M/s Shree Cement Limited regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s EMTRC Consultant Pvt. Ltd., Delhi & Associate Engineers & Consultants, Jaipur 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 94th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) held during 12th –14th May, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the cements plants and limestone mines are listed at S.No. 3(b) and 1(a) respectively of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 and together appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s. Shree Cement Limited have proposed to expand its Cement Plant (Clinker, 1.6 MTPA) and Shyamgarh Limestone Mine (448.5 ha, 2.0 MTPA) in District Ajmer in Rajasthan.  No additional land will be required for the expansion of cement plant.  Mining will be carried out in Shyamgarh Limestone Mine (448.5 ha) during the proposed expansion.  Mining lease for the mine has been granted by the State Government of Rajasthan for 448.5 ha limestone mine at Shyamgarh, District Ajmer, Rajasthan. Out of 448.5 ha of mine lease area, 394.10 ha is Government land and 54.40 ha is private land. Villages Andheri Deori, Sarkana and Mundeti (1 km) and Beawar city (6 km) are located within 10 km radius of the proposed project site. An open mixed jungle type RF is located at about 6.5 km from the plant site. Total cost of the project is Rs. 400.0 Crores. Rs. 25.0 Crores and Rs. 1.0 Crores will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost / annum for environmental pollution control measures. The following will be the existing and proposed facilities and production capacities:

 

S.

No.

Unit

Existing Capacity

Proposed Capacity

Remarks

1.

New Clinker Unit

Nil

Clinker-

1.6 MTPA

Expansion by putting new 1.6 MTPA clinker unit

2.

Shyamgarh Limestone Mine

(448.5 ha)

New mine

2.0 MTPA

New Mining lease area. This is 1.5 km from the existing Sheopura-Kesarpura Limestone mining and 4.0 km from the cement plant site.

 

Limestone (2.4 MTPA), Pet coke (0.22 MTPA) and Laterite/Lead zinc slag (0.064 MTPA), will be used as raw materials in the process. In the cement plant, the production and manufacturing process will involve crushing, grinding in Vertical Roller Mill, blending and preheating of raw materials before entering the rotary cement kiln for clinker manufacturing

In the proposed clinker unit, ESP will be provided to raw mill, kiln and cooler. In the existing cement plant, bag house is provided to coal mill and cement mill. Water spray will be provided in limestone and coal storage. Water sprinkling system will be provided in limestone crushing and blending section. Bag filters will be provided at all material transfer points.

Total fresh water requirement will be 4450m3/day by the installation of new WHRB and change of water-cooled condenser to air-cooled condenser in existing power plant. The company has obtained permission for drawl of 3512m3/day of ground water from the CGWA. About 300m3/day of water requirement and 823m3/day of water requirement will be met from the treated water from the STP and rain water collecting in the mine pit. The domestic effluent generated from the colony will be treated in sewage treatment plant and reused (100%) for plantation. In the lease area, the domestic wastewater generated will be driven to soak pit via septic tank.  Wastewater generated from mine will be used for dust suppression after oil separation.

Solid waste generated from the mine will be disposed off initially at approved OB site and later will be used for back filling and plantation. STP sludge will be used as manure for green belt development with in the premises. Used oil and grease will be reused for kiln firing and rest will be sold to CPCB authorized recyclers.

The method of mining will be opencast mechanized. Total mine lease area of 448.5 ha comprises of 348.81 ha of Government wasteland and 54.39 ha of private land. The inter burden will be stored at approved OB site and will be used for backfilling. Wet drilling will be adopted. Limestone benches of maximum 10 m height will be drilled and blasted with controlled blasting techniques. Blasting will be done by latest blasting technique using stock tube detonator. The mined out pit will be partly used as water reservoir and partly backfilled with the waste and stabilized with plantation. In the lease area, dust emission due to drilling, handling and transportation of limestone will be controlled by water spraying. Drilling machines will be equipped with wet drilling arrangements to prevent dust from getting air borne.

Green belt will be developed in 35% area of Cement plant. In the existing Sheopura-Kesarpura Limestone mine, green belt will be developed in 158 ha. The green belt in the new mining area i.e., Shyamgarh Limestone Mine lease area, will be 33% of the total lease area which is around 148.01 ha. Persons working in the work zone area will use ear plugs. Acoustic enclosures will be provided to DG sets. In the lease area, controlled blasting will be carried out to minimize noise and vibrations.  Power requirement of 14.2 MW will be met from the existing power plant. No additional DG sets will be installed in the proposed expansion.

Public hearing/Public consultation meeting was conducted by the Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board on 30th December, 2009. The main issues raised in the public hearing meeting were w.r.t. noise control, dust control, employment, health, education, drinking water supply, etc. and have been addressed and included in the EIA/EMP.

 

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

 

i.              The action plan for mitigation of noise during blasting operations.

ii.             Analysis of Trace metals especially mercury in the limestone and silica content in the RSPM.

iii.            Detailed resettlement and rehabilitation plan for the displaced families and land outstees.

iv.           The company shall install artificial barrier around the Village where the blasting of limestone to be carried and width of the green belt along the side of shyamgarh Village shall be 30m.

 

 

12.2.7   Auto Parts Manufacturing Facility (Raw castings, 60,000 TPA & Finished parts, 30,00,000 Pieces/Annum) at Sy. Nos. 2-17, 20, 22-23, 219-224, Multi-Product SEZ area of APIIC, Village Dwarkapuram, Mandal Naidupet, District Nellore, Andhra Pradesh by M/s Greentech Industries (India) Private Limited (TOR)

The project authorities and their consultant, Bhagavathi Ana Labs Ltd., Hyderabad                     gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 4th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 26th – 27th October, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Auto manufacturing (foundry) units (>20,000 TPA) are listed at S.No. 3(a) under Category ‘A’ Secondary Metallurgy Industries of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 and appraised at the Central level. 

M/s Greentech Industries (India) Private Limited have proposed for Auto Parts Manufacturing Facility (Raw castings, 60000 TPA & Finished parts, 30,00,000 pieces/annum) at Sy. No. 2-17, 20, 22-23, 219-224, Multi-Product SEZ, Village Dwarkapuram, Mandal Naidupet, District Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. Total project area is 210 acres in Multi-Product notified Special Economic Zone and is already acquired. PAs have submitted a copy of Gazette Notification dated 16th February, 2009 issued by Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry in respect to SEZ at Dwarakapuram. A copy of the lease deed dated 8th July, 2009 signed between PAs and APIIC was also submitted. Swarnamukhi River is at 5.5 km. No national park / wild life sanctuary / reserve forest is located within 10 km radius of the project site. Pulicat bird sanctuary is at 40 km.  Nearest village is at 0.5 km. Total cost of the project is Rs. 600.0 Crores. Rs. 2.45 Crores and Rs. 0.38 Crores will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost / annum for environmental pollution control measures. Capacity of the foundry will be 60,000 TPA to achieve 30,00,000 pieces/years through machining.

            Pig Iron (30,000 TPA), Scrap (19,000 TPA), returns (12,000 TPA), ferro alloys (3,000 TPA), green sand (1,2000 TPA), Resin Sand (11,000 TPA) will be used as raw material. Manufacturing process will involve green sand preparation for moulding, coke making, melting, casting, shot blasting, casting and machining, deburning, washing, drying, packaging and shipping.  Melting of pig iron, steel scrap, Fe-Si, Fe-Mn, Ni, Mo etc. will be done at 1500 0C to molten iron in Electric Furnace.  Molten iron will be transferred to ladle furnace and then to mould to form castings at 1400 0C.  Shot blasting will be done to clean the excess sand from the raw castings by loading and rotating the castings in a rotating drum (Tumbling process).

             Particulate matter and NOx will be generated from the furnace. Flue gases from the furnace will be passed through bag filters and the clean gas will be passed through a stack of 30 m height. Fugitive emissions will be generated from handling of raw material.

Total water requirement for 1st Phase from APIIC will be 279m3/day. Process wastewater will be treated in effluent treatment plant.  Treated wastewater will be used for A/C cooling towers and irrigations.  Acidic and alkaline effluent from cation and anion units of DM plant will be neutralized in neutralization tank.  Boiler blow down will be neutralized in the neutralization tank before mixing with other effluent streams.  After neutralization, these two effluents will be mixed with cooling tower blow down in a Central Monitoring Basin.  After neutralization, the effluent will be treated in a Sewage treatment plant. 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.  Sanitary wastewater will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and ‘zero’ discharge will be adopted. Slag and used sand moulds will be generated as solid waste.

Green belt will be developed in 69.3 acres, out of total plant area of 210 acres. Power requirement will be sourced from APTRANSCO through 133 KVA sub-station to be established by APIIC in SEZ premises. A DG set of 500 KVA will be provided at the plant site as standby in case of power failure.       

Public hearing/Public consultation meeting was conducted by the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board on 23rd February, 2010. The main issues raised in the public hearing meeting were w.r.t. effective pollution control measures, laying of roads, employment, drinking water supply, health, etc. and have been addressed and included in the EIA/EMP.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee noted that the extent of land allotted is far excess than required and needs to be reconsidered. A maximum of 50 acres of land area should be sufficient for this project.

 

The Committee after detailed deliberation sought the following additional information for reconsideration of the project;

 

i.              Optimize the land requirement as land area of 210 acres for the proposed project is too high.

ii.             Trace metal analysis and percentage of free silica content of green sand which is being imported.

iii.            Seismic hazard and Earth Quake Management Plan along with past history of earth quake in the area.

iv.           Detailed management plan for disposal of waste sand.

v.            A detailed note on Occupational Health Surveillance Programme.

vi.           Prospective plan for the project.

                                                                                                                 

  

12.2.8   Proposed Sponge Iron and Steel Plant along with WHRB and FBC Captive Power Plants (12 MW) (Sponge Iron 1, 20, 000 TPA, Liquid Steel: 1, 25, 000 TPA, through induction furnace and 1, 25, 000 TPA through Ladle furnace, Billets 1, 20, 000 TPA) at Village Benipur, District Purulia in West Bengal by M/s. AIC Iron Industries Pvt. Limited regarding Environmental Clearance

                                                                                                                                

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Envirotech East Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata                      gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 86th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) held during 20th – 22nd October, 2008 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Integrated Steel plants are listed S.N. 3(a) under category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

         

 M/s AIC Iron Industries Pvt. Limited have proposed for the Steel Plant (Sponge Iron 1, 20, 000 TPA, Liquid Steel: 1, 25, 000 TPA, through induction furnace and 1, 25, 000 TPA through Ladle furnace, Billets 1, 20, 000 TPA)  and Captive Power Plant (12 MW) at Village Benipur, District Purulia, West Bengal. Total land acquired for the proposed project is 35 acres. Panchet RF, Bheti RF and Muktipur RF are located within 10 km radius and permission from the concerned DFO is submitted. Total cost of the project is Rs. 110.0 Crores. Rs. 9.0 Crores and Rs. 0.2 Crores will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures. Following facilities will be installed.

 

 Units

Capacity

DRI Plant

4x100 TPD, 1,20,000 TPA

Induction Furnace

2x15 T

1,25,000 TPA

 

Ladle Furnace

2x15 T

1,25,000 TPA

Continuous billet caster

1X2 strand

1,20,000 TPA

Captive Power Plant

         WHRB (2x4 MW)

         AFBC  (1x4 MW)

 

8 MW

4 MW

             

DRI Unit, Steel Melting shop (SMS), continuous casting machine (CCM) and Captive Power Plant (CPP) will be installed.  The sponge iron will be manufactured through DRI kilns, which will be used for making steel in Induction furnace.  Waste heat of kiln gases will be used in WHRB & CPP. 

To control the particulate emissions within 100 mg/Nm3 ESP will be installed to Captive power plant. The waste gases of DRI kiln will be used in WHRB based CPP (2x4 MW).  The gases from DRI kiln will be passed through dust settling chamber (DSC) and after burning chamber (ABC) before being used in WHRB.  The fugitive dust emissions due to iron ore fines, coal fines and dolomite fines from the stock piles of raw material will be controlled by dust suppression system through water sprinkling. Primary emissions from the Induction furnace and Ladle furnace will be collected by fume extraction systems and taken through ductwork to a bag filter. Suitable canopy will be provided to induction furnace to minimize the fugitive emissions. Dust extraction systems comprising of bag filters will be installed at material transfer points. 

The make up water requirement of 4735m3/day will be met from the River Damodar flowing at a distance of 3.5 km from the project site. The company has approach the State Government to seek permission for drawl of water. Effluent treatment plant will be installed to remove suspended solids, neutralization of acidic water from DM plant and removal of oil and grease etc. PAs vide letter dated 28th August, 2008 informed that Zero effluent discharge will be maintained.

            About 30, 000 TPA of Char will be generated from the sponge iron kiln which after mixing will coal fines which will be used as fuel in the FBC boiler for power generation. Slag (20, 000 TPA) will be used for road making within the plant premises. The kiln accretions will be used for road construction or landfill. The sludge from the gas cleaning plant will be disposed off. The flue dust generated from the ESP and other pollution control system will be utilized for brick manufacturing. The secondary flue dust from the bag filters and raw material handling / coal crushers etc. will be recycled. The fly ash (9760 TPA) will be provided to the cement manufacturing units. The company is also exploring the feasibility of setting up of fly ash brick manufacturing unit. The bottom ash (2440 TPA) will be generated which will be disposed off in the landfill within the plant premises. The design of the landfill will be as per the CPCB guidelines. Greenbelt will be developed in 33% of plant area.

 

Public hearing/Public consultation meeting was conducted by the West Bengal Pollution Control Board on 16th July, 2009. The main issues raised in the public hearing meeting were w.r.t. effective pollution control measures, green belt development, employment, health, education etc. and have been addressed and included in the EIA/EMP.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  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 water consumption shall not exceed as per the standard prescribed for the steel plants. Permission from the State Irrigation Department / Central Ground Water Board for drawl of water shall be obtained as may be applicable in this case.

 

  vii.        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. The slag storage yard shall be properly lined to prevent leaching into the ground water. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

   xi.        All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on16th July, 2009 shall be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same shall be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar.

                                 

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

 

 

12.2.9   Proposed Ferro Alloy Plant (Ferro manganese – 5182 TPA and Silico manganese- 3753 TPA = 8,935 MTPA) at Mouza Rauta, P.O. Marar, District Ramgarh in Jharkhand by M/s Calcutta Carbide Pvt. Limited regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, JB Enviro Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata                    gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 83rd Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) held during 14th  – 16th July, 2008 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Ferro Alloy plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgy Industries under Category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 and appraised at the Central level. 

               

            M/s Calcutta Carbide Pvt. Limited have proposed for the Ferro Alloy Plant (Ferro and Silico-Manganese, 8,935 MTPA) at Mauza Rauta, P.O. Marar, District Ramgarh, Jharkhand. Manufacturing of Calcium carbide at the existing site will be stopped and Ferro Alloy plant will be installed. Submerged Arc Furnace (5 MVA) will be installed to produce Ferro and Silico-Manganese.  Total project area is 12140.48 sq.m of which 4006.36 sq.m. will be developed under green belt.  The unit is located at a distance of 6.5 km from the Ramgarh which is identified as severely polluted area. Total cost of the project is Rs. 1,034.83 Lakhs. Rs. 40.0 Lakhs are earmarked towards environment pollution control measures.

 

            Manganese ore (47 MTPD), Fe-Mn slag (12 MTPD), Coke Breeze (9 MTPD), Steam coal (9 MTPD), Dolomite (5 MTPD) and Quartz (1.20 MTPD) will be used as raw materials. Manganese ore, quartz and coke breeze will be used as charge for the SAF to produce Ferro Manganese.  Slag will be formed in the hearth in single large molten metal under the electrodes.  Molten metal will be tapped from the bottom of the plant.

Bag filter system will be provided to Ferro manganese Plant. Dust suppression system will be installed at material handling points.  Water sprinkling will be done to reduce dust emission. Total ground water requirement will be 14m3/day. Cooling water will be recycled / reused in the process, dust suppression and green belt development.  No effluent will be generated from SAF.  Domestic effluent will be treated in anaerobic baffle reactor followed by Chlorination and passing through pressure sand filter.  Treated water will be used for plantation within the project site.

 

10240 ton/annum of slag and flue dust will be generated. The ferro manganese slag will be used in silico manganese production. The silico manganese slag will be used for land filling and Village Road maintenance and construction. The flue dust will be recycled. Used oil will be sold to the Authorized recyclers. Out of 3 acres, 0.99 acres (33%) will be developed as green belt. Power (4 MW) will be sourced from Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC).

Public hearing/Public consultation meeting was conducted by the Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board on 16th June, 2009. The main issues raised in the public hearing meeting were w.r.t. effective pollution control measures, employment, school for locals etc. have been satisfactorily included in the EIA/EMP.

 

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

 

  1. 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 should 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 should be followed.

 

  1. Total ground water requirement shall not exceed 14 m3/day.  Permission from the Central Ground Water Authority / State Ground Water Board shall be obtained as may be applicable to this case.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. All the recommendations made in the Charter on Corporate Responsibility for Environment Protection (CREP) for the Ferro Alloy Units shall be strictly implemented.

 

  xii.        All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 16th June, 2009 should be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same shall be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar.

 

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

 

12.2.10   Expansion of Steel Plant at Village Joratarai, P.O. Mangatta, Tehsil & District Rajanandgaon in Chhattisgarh by M/s Crest Steel & Power Private Limited regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, 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 88th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) held during 11th – 12th December, 2008 for preparation of EIA/EMP. 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 Crest Steel & Power Pvt. Ltd. has proposed to expand its Steel Plant at Tehsil & District Rajanandgaon in Chhattisgarh. Total land after expansion will be 285.15 acres, of which 243.4 acres is already in possession. No National Park / Wildlife sanctuary/Reserve Forest is located within 10 km radius of the project site.  Total cost of the proposed expansion is Rs. 1,500.0 Crores.  Rs. 15.0 Crores will be earmarked towards total capital cost for environmental pollution control measures. Following will be the existing and proposed facilities and production capacities:

 

S. No.

Details

Existing

Proposed

Total

1.

Iron ore crushing plant

---

17,95,200 TPA

17,95,200 TPA

2.

DRI Plant (Sponge Iron)

1,15,500 TPA

(1x350 TPD)

8,08,500 TPA

(7x350 TPP)

9,24,000 TPA

3

Induction Furnace with LRF (Billets)

33,600 TPA

(2x7 MTPH)

5,44,500 TPA

(10x15 MT)

5,78,100 TPA

4.

Electric Arc Furnace (Billets)

---

3,30,000 TPA

(1x40 MT)

3,30,000 TPA

5

Rolling mill (TMT Bars)

--

5,61,000 TPA

 

5,61,000 TPA

6.

Wire Rod Mill

---

2,06,250 TPA

2,06,250 TPA

7

Captive power plant

              WHRB

               FBC

16 MW

8 MW

8 MW

90 MW

56 MW

34 MW

106 MW

64MW

42MW

8.

Ferro manganese

Ferro silicon

Silico manganese

32,850 TPA

10, 500 TPA

23, 750 TPA

59,400 TPA

19, 00 TPA

42, 750 TPA

92,250 TPA

9.

Coal washery

---

3.2 MTPA

3.2 MTPA

 

Sponge Iron will be produced in a Rotary Kiln by reduction of Iron ore using Non-coking coal at a temperature of about 10000C. The iron gets preheated in the preheating zone and gets reduced to sponge iron in the reduction zone. The materials discharged from the kiln after cooling will be fed to magnetic separators to separate Sponge Iron from Char.  Waste flue gases from the kiln will pass through WHRB and power will be generated. Char and Dolochar generated from Sponge Iron plant will be used in AFBC boiler as fuel for power generation. Latter this Sponge Iron will be melted in an Induction Furnace at 16000 C along with scrap to produce M. S. Billets. These billets will be fed to a Rolling mill to produce TMT bars/Structural steels.

Electro Static Precipitators (ESP) will be provided to Sponge Iron plant, WHRB and AFBC boiler to bring down the particulate matter in the exhaust gas to less than 100 mg/Nm3. Bag filters will be provided to Coal washery. Fume extraction system with bag filters will be provided to Induction Furnace, Electric Arc Furnace and Submerged Electric Arc Furnace to control fugitive emissions and the treated gases will be let out the in to the atmosphere through a combined stack (30 m height). Flue gases from reheating furnace will be vented to atmosphere through a stack of adequate height for effective dispersion of emissions.  Water spraying will be done to prevent the dust emanation due to vehicular movement. Dust suppression system with water sprinklers will be provided in unloading areas. Dust extraction system with bag filters will be provided in coal crushing and screening, cooler discharge area, production separation areas etc. Raw materials such as iron ore, coal will be stored in covered sheds above ground level.  All the conveyors will be completely covered with GI sheets.

 

The water requirement for the proposed expansion project is 9413m3/day which will be supplied by Chhattisgarh State Industrial Development Corporation Limited (CSIDC). The CSIDC allocated about 11400m3/day of water of which 1400m3/day for the existing unit and 10, 000 m3/day for the proposed expansion vide letter no. CSIDC/No.-3/2009-10/9133 dated 3.12.2009 and CSIDC/Tech.-1/2009-10/4128 dated 1.08.2009 respectively. Total effluent generation will be 658m3/day which will be used for ash conditioning, dust suppression slag granulation and irrigation. The company has proposed to harvest the rain water.

                                                  

Char / Dolochar from existing and proposed DRI plants will be captively consumed in AFBC boiler as fuel for power generation. Ash generated from ESP of AFBC boiler and WHRB will be given to Cement plants. Bag filter dust will be given to brick manufacturers and agarbathi manufacturers. Accretion slag will be used for landfill. Induction Furnace slag will be utilized in road construction.  Waste oil and sludge from FO storage will be disposed off to CECB approved vendors.

                           

           Green belt will be developed in 95 acres.  Low noise generating equipments will be installed. Noise enclosures will be provided to Turbines. Ear plugs will be provided to workers working in the noise prone areas.  Total power requirement of existing and proposed facilities will be 28.5 MW/hr and will be met from Captive Power Plant. Furnace oil will be used as fuel for initial start-up and process stabilization.

                  

Public hearing/Public consultation meeting was conducted by the Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board on 17th December, 2009. The main issues raised in the public hearing meeting were w.r.t. effective pollution control measures, drinking water supply, technical training, employment, laying of roads, education, health, street light, etc. and have been addressed and  included in the EIA/EMP.

 

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

                                           

i.        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 and its Regional Office at Bhopal.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

vii.      Total water requirement from CSIDC shall not exceed 20,000 KLD. 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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxiii.        All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 17th December, 2009 should be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

12.2.11   Cement Grinding Unit (200 TPD OPC/PPC) at Dag No.49, Pata No.12, P.O. Tapesia, Village Kamarkuchi (NC),Taluka Panabari, District Kamrup (M), Assam by M/s A.G. Cement Private Limited regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s En-vision Enviro Engineers Ltd., Surat                      gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 7th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 2nd – 3rd February, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP report. All the Stand Alone Cement Grinding Units are listed at S. No. 3(b) under Category ‘B’ and should have been appraised by the SEIAA/SEAC at State level.  Due to non-existence of SEIAA/SEAC in Assam, proposal is appraised at the Central level. The proposal was exempted from public hearing by categorizing it in B2 category.

            M/s A.G. Cement Private Limited have proposed for the Cement Grinding Unit (200 TPD/OPC/PPC) at Dag No.49, Pata No.12, P.O. Tapesia, Village Kamarkuchi (NC), Taluka Panabari, District Kamrup(M), Assam. Total private land area is 9,609 m(0.96 ha). No national parks/wild life sanctuary/reserve forests are located within 10 km radius.  No rehabilitation and resettlement is involved. River Digara flows at a distance of 8 km.  Proposed project will be located in Seismic Zone V and earthquake resistance structure will be provided.  State boundary of Assam and Meghalaya is located at 5 km.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 646.63 Lakhs.  Rs. 35.0 Lakhs and Rs.10.50 Lakhs are earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environment pollution control measures.

 

            Clinker (140 MTPD) from M/s VUD Cement Ltd., Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya, fly ash (59 MTPD) from West Bengal, Orissa, Jharkhand & Bihar and Gypsum (1 MTPD) from Samdrup, Bhutan, Rajasthan. Limestone will be sourced from Meghalaya. Clinker, fly ash, BFG slag (80 MTPD) and gypsum will be stored in covered shed and cement in enclosed site.

 

            Raw clinker will be crushed. Clinker, fly ash and gypsum will be fed to the cement mill and grinded to fine powder and blended in cement silos.  The cement will be sent to automatic electronic packers, packed in 50 kg bags and dispatched. Fly ash will be added to manufacture Portland Pozzolona Cement (PPC). B.F. slag will be added to get Portland Slag Cement.

 

Reverse pulse jet type bag filters to clinker crusher and discharge tube/feeder hopper, cement blending silo, packing house and twin-cyclone separator followed by reverse pulse jet type bag filter to cement mill and discharge tube will be provided to control emission within 50 mg/Nm3.   Dust extraction system, bag house, ID Fan, cyclone will be provided to control fugitive emission.

 

Total ground water requirement from bore wells will be 7m3/day. Closed circuit cooling water system will be adopted. Clarifier and sludge pond will be provided for the removal of suspended solids. 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 (2.7 KLD) will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be generated and discharged outside the premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted. All the dust generated will be recycled and reused in the process.  Waste/used/spent oil will be used in the plant for lubrication or sold to authorized recyclers / re-processors.

           

Green belt will be provided in 33% area.  1,000 trees per acres will be planted. Acoustic enclosures will be provided to D.G. Set.  Power (600 KW) will be sourced from Assam Electricity Board (ASEB).  DG set (600 KVA) will also be installed for emergency usage. No litigation / court case is in pending against the proposal or land.

 

            After detailed deliberations, the Committee has 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. Particulate emissions shall be controlled within 50 mg/Nm3 by installing adequate air pollution control system viz.  Bag filters and stacks of adequate height etc. Data on ambient air, fugitive and stack emissions shall be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Shillong, Assam State Pollution Control Board (ASPCB) and CPCB regularly.

 

     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 shall 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 should be stored in silos.   Pneumatic system should 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 shall be transported in the closed containers only and shall not be overloaded. Vehicular emissions should be regularly monitored.   

 

  vii.        Total water requirement for cement plant from bore wells shall not exceed 7m3/day as per the Permission accorded by the CGWA / SGWB and efforts shall be made to further reduce water consumption by using air cooled condensers. All the treated wastewater should be recycled and reused in the process and/or for dust suppression and green belt development and other plant related activities etc. No process wastewater shall be discharged outside the factory premises and ‘zero’ discharge shall 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 shall 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 should be earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Shillong. Implementation of such program shall be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

 

12.2.12   Integrated Steel Plant at Villages Kopedih and Anjora, District Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh by M/s Vandana Ispat Limited regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, Indus Technical & Financial Consultants, Raipur                      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 79th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) held during 18th – 20th March, 2008 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the steel plants are listed at S. No. 3(a) under Category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

            M/s Vandana Ispat Limited have proposed for the Integrated Steel Plant at Villages Kopedih and Anjora, District Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh as per details given below:

 

S.No.

Name of product

Proposed Capacity (TPA)

1

Integrated Steel Plant (BF & DRI)

8,30,000

2

Steel Melting Shop (Ingot, Billets, Blooms & Slab)

7,50,0000

3

Sinter Plant

6,27,000

4

Rolled Products / Rolling Mill

6,90,000

5

High grade Iron Ore Pellets

7,50,000

6

Oxygen Plant

1,000 m3/hr

7

Coke Oven Battery (non recovery)

3,70,000

8

Ferro Alloys

17,500

9

Fly Ash Based Products

3,61,000

10

Coal washery

12,00,000

11

Power Plant (80 AFBC, 40 WHRB)

120 MW

 

            Total land requirement is 250 ha. of which 237.177 ha is private land and 12.365 ha is government land.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 1,478.66 Crores.

 

Iron ore (16,00,000 TPA), Mn Ore (10,00,000 TPA), Coke (8,00,000 TPA), Coal (12,00,000 TPA), Dolomite (3,00,000 TPA) and Paste (1,00,000 TPA) will be used as raw material.

 

Emissions will be generated from BF, Coke oven, Ferro Alloy, Pelletization Plant, Sinter Plant. Dust extraction with bag filters will be provided to control fugitive emissions from loading / unloading and handling of coal and ash. ESP will be provided to sponge iron plant, blast furnace, coke oven battery and power plant to control the particulate emission less than 50 mg/Nm3.  The WHRB power plant will be set up simultaneously with the sponge iron plant and coke oven battery. Possibility of use of blast furnace gas will be explored in the billet reheating furnace or for the WHRB power generation. Total water requirement is 3,000million litres/day. All the transfer points will be provided with dust collector and bag filter. The Chhattisgarh State Industrial Development Corporation has sanction 5 million m3/annum vide their letter no. CSIDC/BHU.AWAN/10/2539 dated 7.06.2010. The company will also adopt rain water harvesting system for water conservation. It is also proposed to draw water from Shivnath River.  The effluent generated after treatment will be recycled and used for ash conditioning, dust suppression and green belt development. ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted.  Sewage effluent will be treated and used for green belt development.

 

Mill scales will be sold to Ferro Alloy Plants.  Fly ash brick plant will be installed to make use of ash and slag.  Fly ash will also be provided to cement plant and PPC cement manufacturers.  Granulated slag from blast furnace will be used for cement making. Washery rejects from coal washery plant, coal middlings and char will be used in AFBC power plant.

 

Green belt is proposed in 65 hectares of plant area. Noise will be controlled by attenuation at source.  1.2 MW power will be required and coal will be used as fuel.

 

Public hearing/Public consultation meeting was conducted by the Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board on 31st March, 2010. The main issues raised in the public hearing meeting were regarding effective air pollution control measures, rain water harvesting, drinking water supply, employment to locals, education, health etc. and have been addressed and included in the EIA/EMPreport.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

vi.      Total water requirement from CSIDC shall not exceed 3,000million litres/day. The water consumption shall not exceed as per the standard prescribed for the steel plants. 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 shall be treated and used for ash handling, dust suppression and green belt development.  No effluent shall be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge shall be adopted. Sanitary sewage should be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

x.        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. 

 

xi.        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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxiii.        All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 31st March, 2010 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.

 

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

 

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

 

 

12.2.13   Sponge Iron Plant (66,000 TPA) along with Captive Power plant (8 MW) at Survey No. 17A & 17B, Village Nemakallu, Mandal Bommanahal, District Ananthapur, Andhra Pradesh by M/s Ramanjaneya Ispat Pvt. Limited regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, Team Labs and Consultants, 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 86th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) held during 20th – 22nd October, 2008 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Sponge iron Plants (> 200 TPD) have been listed at S.No. 3(a) under Category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 and appraised at the Central level.  Capacity of the proposed sponge iron plant is 200 TPD.

M/s Ramanjaneya Ispat Pvt. Ltd. has proposed to set up a Sponge Iron plant (66,000 TPA) along with Captive Power plant (8 MW) at Survey No. 17A & 17B, Village Nemakallu, Mandal Bommanahal, District Ananthapur in Andhra Pradesh. The land requirement for the proposed project will be 23.26 acres, of which 8.54 acres will be developed under green belt. Bellary RF (8.5 km NW), Hirehalu RF (9.8 km SW) and Mincheri RF (2.5 km NE) are located within 10 km radius of the proposed project. Interstate boundary of A. P. and Karnataka is at a distance of 3 km from the proposed site. Total cost of the project will be Rs. 61.60 Crores.

 

Sponge Iron Kiln (2x100 TPD, 66000 TPA), WHRB (2x10 TPH, 4 MW) and FBC Boiler (1x30 TPH, 4 MW) will be installed in the proposed plant. Rotary Kiln will be provided for reduction of Iron ore in to Sponge Iron at a temperature of 1000 0C and 1050 0C using non-coking coal as reductant. The kiln discharge after cooling will be fed to magnetic separators to separate Sponge Iron from Char. Steam generated from WHRB and biomass based FBC boiler will be used to generate power in Power plant. Iron ore (292 TPD), Coal (220 TPD), and Dolomite (4 TPD) will be the raw materials required for Sponge Iron plant. Coal requirement for power plant will be 90 TPD.

 

Hot gases from the kiln will pass through a Dust settling chamber and then through After burning chamber (ABC) where any combustibles present will be completely burnt in presence of excess air.  The gases will then be led to a WHRB to generate steam for power generation. The gas will be cleaned in an ESP before letting them into the atmosphere through ID fan and a tall common stack of height 75 m. Flue gases from power plant will pass over various heat transfer surfaces to ESP and then finally discharged to chimney by ID fan. Fugitive Dust will be collected by bag filters will be collected by bag filters at transfer points and by water sprinkling for transport related dust. Exhaust emissions from vehicles and equipment deployed during construction phase will result in marginal increase in the levels of SO2, NOx, SPM and CO. The kiln and boiler stack emissions will be maintained at APPCB standards. Bag filters are attached to raw material crusher, coal junction point, stock house, cooler discharge and product house to control dust emissions. Particulate emission from bag filters will be <50 mg/Nm3.

 

Total ground water requirement will be 150 KLD. Water requirement of cooling water circulation for Sponge Iron plant and power plant will be 100 KLD and 50 KLD, respectively. Blow down from the process are sent to ETP. Domestic effluent shall be sent to septic tank followed by soak pit. There will be no effluent from the process. Sludge from wet scrapper (2.3 TPD), solid waste generated from kiln and dust from bag filters (13.5 TPD) will be sold to brick manufacturers or used for landfill. Construction waste will be reused for filling. Any redundant machinery or equipment will be scrapped and disposed off to scrap dealers. Used batteries and waste oil will be sent to authorized dealers. Dolochar (70 TPD) will be consumed in FBC boiler. Iron ore fines (32.5 TPD) will be reused in the process or sold to pelletization plants, Ash from boilers (83.6 TPD) will be sold to cement plants / fly ash manufacturers.  Dust from ESP and bag filter (13.5 TPD) will be recycled or sold to brick manufacturers. Sludge from ETP (0.015 TPD) will be sold to the brick manufacturers.

 

Green belt will be developed in 8.54 acres out of the total plant area of 23.26 acres. Less noise generating equipments will be installed.  Power requirement from Captive power plant is 1.8 MW.

 

Public hearing/Public consultation meeting was conducted by the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board on 3rd July, 2009. The main issues raised in the public hearing meeting were w.r.t. effective pollution control measures, laying of roads, employment, drinking water, medical facilities, transportation etc. and have been addressed and included in the EIA/EMP.

 

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

 

      i.        Electrostatic precipitator (ESP), dust catcher, cyclone separators, bag filters etc. shall be provided to keep the emission levels below 50 mg/Nm3 by installing energy efficient technology.   

 

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

 

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

 

    v.        ‘Zero’ effluent discharge shall be strictly followed and no wastewater shall be discharged outside the premises. The water consumption shall not exceed as per prescribed standards for the steel plants.

 

   vi.        Total water requirement shall not exceed 150 m3/day. Permission from the Central Ground Water Board / State Ground Water Board shall be obtained for drawl of ground water as may be applicable in this case.

 

  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.

 

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

 

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

 

    x.        All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 3rd July, 2009 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.

 

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

 

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

 

12.2.14   Expansion of Asbestos Cement Sheets Plant (72, 000 to 1,20, 000 TPA) at Sahajpur Industrial Area, Village Nandur, Taluk Daund, District Pune in Maharashtra by M/s Visaka Industries Limited regarding Environmental Clearance

 

 

      The project authorities and their consultant, Paryavaran labs (India) 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 1st meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 20th - 21st July, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP report. All the Asbestos Plants are listed at S.No.4 (c) under Category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s Visaka Industries Ltd. have proposed for expansion of Asbestos Cement Sheets Plant (72,000 to 1,20,000 TPA) at Sahajpur Industrial Area, Village Nandur, Taluq Daund, Pune, Maharashtra.  Environment clearance for the existing plant was accorded by the Ministry vide letter No. J-11011/29/97-IA-II(I) dated 3rd November, 2006.  An additional land of 19,530 sq. m. has been acquired for proposed expansion. No national park/wild life sanctuary/reserve forest is located within 10 km radius of the project site. Total cost of the proposed expansion will be Rs. 10.35 crores. Rs. 40.0 Lakhs and Rs. 5.0 Lakhs will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

            Asbestos (Chrysotile 799 MTPM), Cement (OPC, 4196 MTPM) Fly ash (2,598 MTPM) and pulp (60 MTPM) will be used as raw materials. Different grades of Asbestos fibre will be blended with 40% water and the blended wet fibre will be fed into a fibre mill and milled for a certain time. The milled fibre will be mixed with requisite quantity of water in a fibre cone to form slurry. The slurry will then be fed to a beater mixing tank, where weighed quantities of Cement and fly ash will be added. The slurry is then transferred to storage mixer, which will be further diluted in vats. The fibre cement will be transferred on to the felt. The excess water in the film will be dehydrated by vacuum system. The wet film will then be transferred onto the sheet forming drum. After the desired thickness is achieved, the wet sheet will be cut and trimmed. These sheets will be transferred onto the profiling machine by vacuum sucking. The formed sheets will be stacked between steel moulds and air cured for 12 hours and separated out from the moulds in a de-stacking machine. The sheets will then be water cured and dispatched.

 

Bag filters will be installed to control dust emissions from raw material handling areas.  Fully automatic bag opening device with bag filters will be provided. The whole bag opening and shredding operations will be in enclosed operations and negative pressure will be maintained. Automatic bag opener and fibre dust collector will be provided in bag opening and Fibre milling area.

 

Total ground water requirement for the expansion project is 75 m3/day besides 54 m3/day for the existing plant. The total water requirement after the proposed expansion will be 129 m3/d.  The Company has applied for the permission for drawl of water from bore wells. The process waste water will be completely recycled. No effluent will be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge will be adopted. Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit. It is proposed to harvest the rain water to recharge the ground water.

 

All the solid waste generated will be recycled / reused. Dry waste will be pulverized in ball mill in wet condition and slurry will be recycled back into the process. Bag shredder attached to automated bag opening device will be provided with bag shredder cyclone and the shredded particles will be recycled along with the opened fibre. Cement collected from dust collectors will be recycled in the process.  Sludge will be recycled / reused.

 

Total green belt area after expansion will be 42,877 sq. m., out of the total plant area of 82,615 sq m (i.e. 51.9%). Power requirement will be met from the existing total connected load of 550 KVA from MSEB.

 

Public hearing/Public consultation meeting was conducted by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board on 7th January, 2010. The main issues raised in the public hearing meeting were regarding employment to locals, repair of roads, effective pollution control measures, proper godown for the storage of asbestos bags, provision of STP, green belt development etc. and have been satisfactorily included in the EIA/EMP.

 

            After detailed deliberations, the Committee has 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 palletized 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.          Regular measurement of pollutants (SPM, 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 Bhopal / MPCB and CPCB.

 

ix.          Total water requirement from ground water shall not exceed 129 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 Maharashtra. 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.

 

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

 

12.2.15   Expansion of existing Sponge Iron Plant (60,000 TPA) to Integrated Steel Plant (1.0 MTPA, Rolled Product and Waste Heat Recovery Plant, 54 MW) at Gobardhanpur, P.O. Deojhar, District Keonjhar, Orissa by M/s Crackers India (Alloys) Ltd. (EC)

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Global Experts, Bhubaneswar                                           gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 77th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) held during 21st – 24th January, 2008 for preparation of EIA/EMP. 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 Crackers India (Alloys) Ltd. are operating 2 x 100 TPD DRI plant to produce  Sponge Iron. The proponent now have submitted a proposal for expansion for setting up of 1.0 MTPA Integrated Steel  Plant in two phases, and Waste Heat Recovery Plant (54 MW) at Gobardhanpur, P.O. Deojhar, District Keonjhar, Orissa.  Besides sponge iron plant (60,000 TPA), it is proposed to manufacture rolled products (1.0 MTPA) and install WHRB (54 MW) using DRI off gases, waste char and coal fines generated.  Total project area is 688.43 acres (21.21 acres existing + 667.229 acres proposed). Total cost of the project is Rs.1,440.55 Crores

 

The proposed project configuration is given below:

 

Sl No

Unit

Capacity

Product

Quantity in TPA

End Use

1

DRI Kilns

2x100TPD(Existing)

4X350 TPD (Proposed)

Sponge iron

60,000

420,000

Sale

Use in SMS

2

MBF

3X350 m3

Hot Metal / Pig iron

672,000

Use in SMS

3

Sinter

40 m2 & 60 m2

Sinter

1000,000

Use in MBF

4

SMS

3X60T EAF,3X60T LF

With matching CCM

Steel billet

1040,000

Use in Rolling Mill

5

Rolling Mill

1100 TPD &

2000 TPD

Small& medium structurals

1000,000

Sale

6

SAF

2X6 MVA

Ferro-alloys

24,000

Sale

7

WHRB PP

32 MW

Power

32 MW

Internal use.

8

FBC PP

22 MW

Power

22 MW

Internal consumption.

9

Lime plant

2X120 TPD

Calcined lime/dolo

80,000

In SMS

10

Oxygen plant

2x60 TPD

Oxygen

In SMS & MBF

 

 

            DRI grade iron ore (8,96,000 TPA) from Captive mines at Raikela, Sundergarh; BF grade Iron Ore (2,75,000 TPA), fines (9,05,000 TPA), Coke (2,83,000 TPA), Coke fines (37,000 TPA), Limestone (2,47,000 TPA), Dolomite (1,62,000 TPA), Manganese (79,000 TPA) will be used as raw material.

 

            Steel will be manufactured using DRI / MBF-EAF-LF-CCM-Rolling Mill route.  Besides existing DRI kiln (2x100 TPD), expansion project will include DRI kiln (4x350 TPD), MBF (3x350 TPD), SMS with EAF and Rolling Mill in Phase-I.  In phase-II, submerged Arc Furnace (2x6 MVA) for Ferro Alloy products will be installed.   

 

       The waste heat from DRI kilns will be used for power generation.  Waste heat from BF gas will be utilized in Sinter Plant to generate 34 MW electricity through WHRB.  Bag house will be provided to MBF, SMS, Sinter Plant, Rolling mill, DRI and Ferro Alloy plant.  ESP will be provided to WHRB and FBC.  Bag filter will be provided to lime plant, Fe-Mn stack of Ferro Alloy Plant, IF and LF.  Gaseous emissions will be controlled within 100 mg/Nm3.  Dust suppression and dust extraction system will be provided to control fugitive emissions.

 

Total water requirement from River Sona will be 20,440 m3/day and no ground water will be used.  About 6320 m3/d of waste water will be recycled. The specific consumption of water will be 4.9 m3/ton of steel. All the treated wastewater will be recycled / reused in the process, dust suppression and green belt development leading to ‘zero’ discharge. Sewage sludge from STP (0.45 MTPM) will be used as manure in developing green belt. Used oil and battery will be sold to recyclers / re-processors. Waste char (12,000 TPA) and coal fines will be used in CFBC boiler to generate electricity (22 MW).  The other solid waste will be disposed off in the engineered landfill site in the factory premises.  Kiln accretion (66.6 TPA) will be used in cement plants.  ESP dust and bottom ash and slag from MBF and ferro alloy plant will be used in road making.  Sinter and scrap will be recycled and reused. BF slag will be granulated and used for cement manufacturing.

 

            Out of total 270 ha., 90 ha (33%) will be used for green belt development. Power (210 MW) will be required for the Integrated Steel Plant.  Captive power plant (54 MW) will be generated by installing WHRB (32 MW) and CFBC (22 MW).  About 156 MW of power  will be sourced from NESCO.  LDO will be used in boiler and furnace. 

 

Public hearing/Public consultation meeting was conducted by the Orissa State Pollution Control Board on 29th September, 2009. The main issues raised in the public hearing meeting were regarding employment, rehabilitation, effective pollution control measures, protection of Balita Nala, education, drinking water, vocational training, electrification etc. and have been addressed and  included in the EIA/EMP.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. Efforts shall be made to make use of rain water harvested. If needed, capacity of the reservoir should be enhanced to meet the maximum water requirement. Only balance water requirement should be met from other sources. The water consumption shall not exceed as per the standard prescribed for the steel plants.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

   xi.        All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 29th September, 2009 shall be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar.

 

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

 

 

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12.2.16   Non-ferrous metal complex at Village Montli near Dhamtal, Tehsil Indora, District Kangra, Himachal Pradesh by M/s Met Trade India Limited (EC -Reconsideration)

 

Proposal of M/s Met Trade India Limited for Non-ferrous metal complex at Village Montli near Dhamtal, Tehsil Indora, District Kangra, Himachal Pradesh was considered and discussed in the 9th Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) meeting held on 7th & 8th April, 2010.  The Committee desired the submission of following information before taking final decision on the environment clearance. 

 

              i.        Photograph of the site.

             ii.        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.

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

           iv.        Layout plan indicating green belt development in 33 % area.

            v.        Details of location of wildlife sanctuary and national parks within 10 km radius of the plant and plan for conservation and protection of the same.

           vi.        A write up on disposal of hazardous and other wastes and arrangements for onsite storage.

          vii.        ‘Consent to Establish and Operate’ for the existing plant along with point-wise compliance report.

         viii.        Membership of TSDF for disposal of hazardous wastes.

           ix.        Permission for drawl of 680 KLD ground water.                            

            x.        Design details of existing ETP and proposed modifications, if any.

           xi.        Hydrology study for the region carried out by the by the State Govt.

          xii.        Ground water yield/management including subsidence and recharge.

         xiii.        Action plan for rainwater harvesting and ground water recharge.

         xiv.        Metals to be used for galvanizing.

          xv.        A note on the occupational health of the workers.

         xvi.        Action plan and item-wise details along with time frame for allocating and using 5 % of the total cost of the project towards implementing corporate social responsibility.  Socio-economic development activities need to be elaborated upon.

 

            On receipt of above information, the proposal was placed before the EAC-1.  The Committee noted that all the information sought above is submitted and after detailed deliberations, recommended the proposal for environmental clearance subject to stipulation of following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  vii.        All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 19th November, 2009 should be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Chandigarh.

 

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

 

12.2.17   Steel Melting Shop (MBF, IF, EAF, Rolling Mill) at Mouza Nakra Joria, P.O. Salanpur, District Burdwan, West Bengal by M/s Maithan Steel & Power Limited (EC -Reconsideration)

 

The proposal for M/s Maithan Steel & Power Ltd. for Steel Melting Shop (MBF, IF, EAF, Rolling Mill) at Mouza Nakra Joria, P.O. Salanpur, District Burdwan, West Bengal was considered in the 6th EAC-1  meeting held during 22nd–23rd December, 2009 and was reconsidered in the 10th EAC-1 meeting held during 17th – 18th  May, 2010. The committee decided that the copies of geological map with the cross sectional view along with the relevant geo-hydrological profile of the area are also required, which will be sent directly to the concerned members for further evaluation and matter will be examined internally without calling PAs and decision regarding environment clearance will be taken thereafter.

 

            On receipt of above information, the proposal was placed before the EAC-1.  The Committee  detailed deliberations, recommended the proposal for environmental clearance subject to stipulation of following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

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

 

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

 

    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.

 

  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.

 

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

 

   vi.        All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 26th August, 2009 should be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar.

 

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

 

Proposals for TORs

 

12.2.18                Expansion of Cement Plant (Clinker 4.0 to 6.0 Million TPA; Cement 5.5 to 8.25 MTPA) by installation of Cement Plant (2.0 Million TPA) at Village Chhatrasala and new Limestone Mine-2 (0.25 Million TPA limestone, 41.3 ha.) at Village Burgupalli, and new Limestone Mine-3 (2.75 TPA, 521.45 ha) at Village Kharjikhed, Taluq Chincholi, District Gulbarga, Karnataka by M/s Vicat Sagar Cement Private Limited reg. TORs

 

 

The above proposal was considered in 10th EAC-1(Industry) meeting held during 17-18th May, 2010.  During deliberations, PAs informed that:

 

              i.        Land for both the mines has not been acquired.

            ii.        Mining lease approval is under process and lease deed is awaited.

           iii.        Environment clearance for the existing plant was accorded in February, 2009 and civil construction work is in progress. No major equipments have arrived at the site.

           iv.        Existing plant is yet to be commissioned.

 

After deliberations, the Committee was of the view that since the existing plant is not commissioned till date, proposed expansion can’t be considered as expansion. It was also noted that land for both the proposed mines and mining lease approval from the Indian Bureau of Mines and State Govt. is also not obtained. Therefore, Committee communicated to PAs that it is premature to consider the proposed expansion at this stage and rejected the proposal.  The proposed expansion will be considered as soon as existing plant comes under operation.

 

            On submission of implementation plan for the existing project the proposal was placed for reconsideration by the Committee. The Committee noted that :

 

·         The proponent have land for existing mine lease area and new leases were already acquired. No additional land is under acquisition. 

·         Civil work is under progress for the first line. As the civil works for the earlier proposed plant were already in progress; it is therefore easier for them to simultaneously carryout the same for the proposed expansion.

·         Mine lease deed by Government of Karnataka will be issued only on obtaining Environmental Clearance.

 

The project authorities and their consultant B. S. Envi-Tech (P) Ltd Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken alongwith the draft Term of References for the preparation of EIA/EMP.  All the Cement Plants and limestone mining projects are listed at S.N. 3(b) and 1(a) under Category ‘A’ and appraised at the Central level.

           

           M/s Vicat Sagar Cement Private Limited have proposed for the expansion of Cement Plant (Clinker 4.0 to 6.0 Million TPA; Cement 5.5 to 7.75 Million TPA increased to 8.25 MTPA) by installation of Cement Plant (2.0 Million TPA) at Village Chhatrasala new Limestone Mine-2 (0.25 Million TPA limestone, 41.3 ha.) at Village Burgupalli, and new Limestone Mine-3 (2.75 TPA), 521.45 ha) at Village Kharjikhed, Taluq Chincholi, District Gulbarga, Karnataka. Existing cement plant is located in 60 ha and proposed cement plant (2.0 million TPA) will be installed in the same campus.  No additional land will be acquired for the cement plant. PAs have informed that land for both the mines has not been acquired. Mining lease approval is under process and lease deed is awaited.  No R & R is involved. Nearest town is Tandur at 13.3 Km. No national park/wildlife sanctuaries are located within 10 Km. Chincholi RF ( 8.1 Km, NE) and Gingarthi RF ( 9.0 Km, NE) are located within 10 km. Expected geological reserves of limestone are 3.00 Million TPA and deposit life is 50 yrs.  Cement (3.0 Million TPA) will be exploited from two leases of 521.45 and 43 ha respectively. Total cost of the project is Rs. 788.00 Crores. Rs. 300.00 Crores is earmarked for capital cost towards pollution control measures. No litigation /court case is pending against the project.  Following product mix will be manufactured:

 

S.N.

Component Proportion

OPC

PPC

Slag

1.

Clinker

96%

68%

52%

2.

Gypsum

4%

4%

4%

3.

Fly Ash

-

28%

-

4.

Sag

-

-

44%

5.

% of Production

40%

28%

32%

 

            Limestone and Laterite from Chatrasala, Gulburga, Iron ore from Bellary, Gypsum from CCFL, Vizag or EID Parry, Chennai, Fly ash from RTPS, Raipur or Ramagundam, AP and coal from Singareni Colleries, Ramagumdam and slag from JSPL, Bellary, VSP Vizag AP, Steel Plant at Kadappa, AP.  Limestone, clinker, Laterite, gypsum, coal and fly ash will be kept under closed sheds and cement in silos will be used as raw materials

 

            Dry Pozzolona process and 6 stage pre-heater with on-line calciner will be installed. Cement manufacturing process will involve crushing the limestone, raw mix preparation and homogenization, coal preparation, calcinations and clinkeration, cement grinding and packing etc. A mixture limestone and clay will be ground and burnt at a very high temperature to form clinker and gypsum will be added to form cement. Vertical Rolling Mill (VRM) will be installed. Open cast mining method will be adopted and conventional method like drilling, blasting and excavation will be involved. Blasting will be done using dynamite /ANKO.  Primary drilling will be done in size 150-165 m in diameter holes. Excavation will be done by diesel operated excavator and dumpers.

            SO2 and NOx will be generated from the kiln and power plant due to burning of coal.  ESP to control clinker cooler and bag hose to raw mill and bag filters to coal mill and cement mill will be provided to control emissions below 50 mg/Nm3.  Online gas analyzer for O2, CO emission at kiln inlet, PC outlet and PH outlet, on-line and off-line dust monitors will be provided. Fugitive dust will be generated from haulage roads in mine area. Bag filters will be provided in material handling area.  Bag filters will be provided for deducting of storages and auxiliaries.

Total water requirement from bore wells, Mullamari River will be 6,000 m3/day and permission for water the drawl of water is obtained. Ground water is available at 30 m. Chlorination plant will be installed for the treatment of waste water. Service water will be passed through oil separator to remove oil content in the effluent.  Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted. 

 

            No solid waste will be generated from the cement plant and limestone mine.  Fly ash generated from the existing power plant will be used in cement plant for the production of Pozzolona Portland cement (PPC).  Sewage sludge (1 TPD) will be generated.   Waste oil and used batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers/re-processors. PAs informed that green belt will be developed in 20 ha of total land 100 ha.                       

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

 

 TORs for Cement Plant:

 

1.    Executive summary of the project.

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

3.    Photograph of Plant area.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

27.  Air Quality Impact Prediction modelling based on  ISCST -3  or the latest models may be included. The cumulative impacts of the existing mine and cement plant and due to proposed expansion on the Ambient Air Quality must be assessed.

28.  Existing stack emission data.

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

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

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

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

33.  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.

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

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

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

37.  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.

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

39.  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.

40.  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.

41.  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.  

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

43.  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.

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

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

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

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

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

49.  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.

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

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

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

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

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

           

TORs for Mines:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8.    Number of land oustees and mode of compensation.

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

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

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

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

13.  Necessary clearance water drawl from  the Competent Authority.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

The following general points should be noted:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

12.2.19        Proposed for Manufacturing of Iron & Steel in Primary/Semi Finish form at Village Mage Thane, Tehsil Wada, District Thane in Maharashtra by M/s Vinar Ispat Limited reg. TORs

 

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


 

12.2.20        Proposed Manufacturing of Iron & Steel in Primary/Semi Finish Form Viz- Ingot, Billet & Blooms Slabs Runner & Risers and Allied Products, Proposed capacity 51000/M.T. at Village-Varle, Taluka Wada, District Thane in Maharashtra by M/s. Ajay Metallics Pvt. Limited reg. TORs

 

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

 

12.2.21        Proposed expansion of Hot Strip Mill Plant capacity from 3.0 MTPA to 4.2 MTPA at Geethapuram Village-Dolvi, District Raigad in Maharashtra by M/s. Ispat Industries Limited reg. TORs

 

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

 

M/s Ispat Industries Limited submitted a proposal expansion of Hot Strip Mill Plant capacity  from 3.0 MTPA to 4.2 MTPA at Geethapuram Village-Dolvi, District Raigad in Maharashtra. Total area of the project 337 acres. The expansion will be within the existing plant premises. No national parks/wildlife sanctuary/ biosphere reserves located within 10 km radius of the project area. Kharkhera RF, Katkariwadi RF, Turmal RF , Katvira RF and Dhavte RF are located within 10 km radius. Amba river is flowing at a distance of 1.3 km in the west. Total cost of the project is Rs 368.74 Crore.

 

Gas cleaning plant will be installed to control gaseous emission within 50 mg/Nm3. Dust suppression or dust extraction system with bag filters will be provided to prevent fugitive dust emission.

 

Total water requirement 15840 m3/d will be met from Amba River. No additional water is required for the proposed expansion.  For the existing plant 353 MW is the connected load and for proposed  expansion, power requirement will be 500 MW. Power will be sourced from MSEB. The treated effluent will be recycled / or reused in the process, dust suppression and green belt development. Service water will be passed through oil separator to remove oil content in the effluent. Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit. No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and Zero discharge will be adopted. Slag generated will be used for filling of low lying area in the plant premises.  Domestic solid waste will be composted and used as manure for green belt development. Slag, bag filter dust scrap will be used as raw material in Steel Melting Shop. Slurry generated at thickner discharge will be used back in the process as raw material. Waste /used/spent oil and used batteries will be sold to registered recyclers / reprocessers.

 

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

 

1.         Executive summary of the project.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

30.      Air quality modelling for steel plant 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. Cumulative impacts of existing and proposed expansion on the ambient air quality shall be assessed. Existing stacks emission data shall be provided.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

63.      Occupational health:

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

(i)      If not, then why?

(ii)     If yes, then 

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

                 ii.    If not, then by when is that expected?

                iii.    Has PDD (Project Design Document) been prepared?

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

12.2.22        Proposed for 6.0 MTPA Green Field Integrated Steel Plant with 750 MW Captive Power Plant in Village Kuditini near Torangallu in District Bellary  in Karnataka by M/s. Arcelor Mittal India Limited reg. TORs

 

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

 

            M/s. Arcelor Mittal  have proposed for the 6.0 MTPA Green Field Integrated Steel Plant with 750 MW Captive Power Plant at Village Kuditini near Torangallu in District Bellary  in Karnataka. Total project area required will be 4500 acres. No forest land and wild life sanctuary is located within 10 km radius.    The proponent informed that the Government of Karnataka will acquire 4500 acres of land at Village Kudatini in District Bellary in Karnataka.  There will be about 1900 land oustees.   Captive Power Plant of 750 MW will be installed of which 360 MW will be based on producer gas and 390 MW on Coal Based. A.P. State boundary is at 6 km distance. Total cost of the project is Rs. 30,000 Crores. 

  

Following facilities will be installed to manufacture final end products:

 

No.

Facilities

Nos. of Units

Capacity

1.

Coke Oven Batteries with by-products recovery

2x90 ovens

2.36

2.

Sinter Plant

2x380 sq m Grate area

8.64

3.

Blast Furnace

2x4500 cu m

6.13

4.

BOF

4x170 T

5.93

5.

Long Product Mills

4 x 2.94 MTPA

2.94

6.

Flat Product Mills (TSCR)

2x2.60 MTPA

2.70

7.

Calcining Plant

2x600 TPD & 2 x 350 TPD

0.51

8.

Oxygen Plant

2x1500 TPD

-

9.

Captive Power Plant (CPP)

CPP # 9By-product fuel gas fired)

 

-

 

360 MW

 

CPP#2 (Coal fired)

390 MW

390 MW

 

 

          Total water requirement of 40 MGD will be met from river  Tungabhadra. The Company has obtained in-principle approval from the Water Resource Department on 12th May, 2010.  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.   BF slag will be granulated and provided to cement plants.  BOF/LD slag will be internally used through waste recycling plant (WRP) and as construction material.  Dust,  mill scales, sludge and coke breeze will be used in the sinter plant.   Dust suppression and water sprinkling will be adopted.  All the conveyor belts will be covered type to control dust emission in raw material handling area. Waste / used / spent oil and used batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers / re-processors.   

 

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

 

1.        Executive summary of the project

2.        Photographs of the plant area.

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

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

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

6.        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.

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

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

9.        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.

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

11.      The number of land oustees and mode of compensation. Rehabilitation & Resettlement (R & R) shall be as per policy of the State Govt. and a detailed action plan should be included.

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

13.      Residential colony should be located in the upwind direction.

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

15.      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..

16.      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.

17.      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.

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

19.      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.

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

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

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

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

24.        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.

25.      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.

26.      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.

27.      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.

28.    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.

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

30.    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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

33.      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.

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

35.      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.

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

37.      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.

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

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

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

41.      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.

42.      Permission for the drawl of 40 MGD ground water from the river Tungabhadra from the Water Resources 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.

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

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

45.      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.

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

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

48.      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.

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

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

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

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

53.      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.

54.      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.

55.      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.

56.      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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

63.      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.

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

65.      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.

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

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

68.      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. 

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

 

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

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

(i)            If not, then why?

(ii)           If yes, then 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

12.2.23                Proposed expansion of Sponge Iron manufacturing  unit by addition of iron ore beneficiation and palletisation plant, coal washery , ferro alloy  and captive power plant  at Village  Belpan, Tehsil Masturi in District Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh by M/s. Kalindi Ispat (P) Ltd. reg. TORs

            The project authorities and their consultant 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 Term of References for the preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Steel Plants are listed at S.N. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgical Industries appraised at the Central level.

M/s Kalindi Ispat (P) Ltd. have proposed for the expansion of Steel Plant at Khasra Nos. 34/8,34/9,34/10,34/11,102/1,102/4,102/5,102/6,124/2 & 124/3 Village Belpan, Tehsil Masturi District Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh.   No national park/wildlife sanctuary/ eco-sensitive area  is located within 10 km distance of the plant. Total project area acquired is 208 acres.  Expansion will be carried within the existing plant premises only.  Sonbarsa RF (8.6 Km), Mohtara RF (8.0 km), are located within 10 km radius of the project.  Shivnath river flows at a distance of 3.2 km from the project site.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 467 Crores.

 Following is the plant configuration:

S.No.

Manufacturing Unit

Product

Existing Capacity

Proposed Additions

Total Capacity

TPA

TPA

TPA

1.

DRI Kiln

Sponge Iron

60,000

(2x100 TPD)

 

2,70,000

(2 x100 TPD &

2 x 350 TPD)

3,30,000

2.

Induction furnace with concast

Ingot/ Billet / Slab

---

 

3,00,000

(4 x 10 MT,

3 x 20 MT)

 

3,00,000

3.

Rolling Mill

Rolled Products

---

3,00,000

(1 x 500 TPD,

1 x 300 TPD

1 x 200 TPD)

3,00,000

4.

Coal Washery

Clean coal

-----

7,20,000

7,20,000

5.

I/O Beneficiation & pelletisation plant 

Pellets

---

 

3,00,000

3,00,000

6.

Submerged Arc Furnaces

(Fe-Si, Si-Mn &

Fe-Mn)

Ferro Alloys

(Fe-Si, Si-Mn & Fe-Mn)

---

30,000

30,000

7.

Power Plant through

 

 

Waste heat recovery

Electricity

---

24 MW

24 MW

 

AFBC

--

1 x 6 MW

2 x 8 MW

22 MW

 

TOTAL POWER

 

---

46 MW

46 MW

Iron ore, coal, dolomite for sponge iron plant, sponge iron, scrap, ferro alloy, billets for rolling mills, char, coal & fines for power plant will be used as raw materials. Sponge Iron will be manufactured in coal based Direct Reduction (DR) kilns.  Billets will be manufactured by melting in Induction furnace and casting in continuous casting machine. Rolled products will be manufactured in reheating furnace  coal fired rolling mill.  Waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB) and AFBC boiler will be installed. 

Electrostatic precipitator (ESP) will be provided to DRI kiln and AFBC 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 for 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 for proposed expansion project will be 2,700 m3/d and  will be sourced from River Shivnath which is flowing at a distance of 3.2 km.  Closed loop system will be adopted so that no effluent is discharged from the proposed plants. Air cooled condensers have been proposed for the power plant to reduce the water consumption. The treated effluent will be used for ash conditioning, dust suppression and green belt development. Service water will be passed through oil separator to remove oil content in the effluent.  Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and Zero discharge will be adopted. Rain water harvesting structure will be constructed. Char from DRI process will be used in AFBC boiler as fuel.  Dust from air pollution control devices (APCD) will be partly used in the plant and partly for land and/or abandoned mines filling slag from Induction Furnace will be used for road making and land filling.  Bottom ash will be used for low land filling. Fly ash from AFBC 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. 

Out of 208 acres, green belt will be developed in 70 acres. Power requirement will be 46 MW and sourced from captive power plant (12 MW).  DG sets (2x1000 KVA) will be installed.

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

 

1.        Executive summary of the project.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

30.      Air quality modelling for steel plant 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. Cumulative impacts of existing and proposed expansion on the ambient air quality shall be assessed. Existing stacks emission data shall be provided.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

54.      Action plan for solid/hazardous waste generation,