MINUTES

 

          The Minutes of the 90th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee for Building / Construction Projects / Township and Area Development Projects, Coastal Regulation Zone, Infrastructure Development and Miscellaneous projects held on 18th – 20th August, 2010 at Fazal Conference, SCOPE Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.

         

1.      Opening Remarks of the Chairman.

 

          The Chairman welcomed the members to the 90th meeting of the EAC. The Member Secretary informed about the pendancy of the projects and requested that 3 days meetings will have to be conducted during the months of September and October, 2010 in order to reduce the pendancy. He further informed about the action taken on the decisions of the 89th meeting held on 21st – 23rd July, 2010 in New Delhi.

 

2.      Confirmation of the Minutes of the 89th Meeting of the EAC       held on 21st – 23rd July, 2010 at New Delhi.

 

          Minutes of the 89th Meeting of the EAC held on 21st – 23rd July, 2010 at New Delhi were confirmed with the following corrections:

 

(i) Item No. 3.4, Point No. (i)

 

“The intake sea water is proposed through open channel of 650 m length dredged to -2.6 mtr. (CD). The open channel will have adverse impact on the marine life and is not permissible. Re-examine and revise the proposal for closed pipeline as per the clearance issued earlier in view of the consequence impacts”. It should be read as “The intake sea water is proposed through an open channel of 650 m length dredged to -2.6 mtr. (CD). The open channel will have adverse impact on the marine life besides disturbing the coastal morphological balance and inducting unfavourable wave climate and is not therefore permissible. Re-examine and revise the proposal for closed pipeline as per the clearance issued earlier in view of the consequence impacts”.

 

(ii) Item No. 4.14, Point No. (i)

 

“The committee noted that the proposal is for the construction of an open channel for intake within the CRZ area. Due to various environmental problems including the adverse impact on the marine life and the present proposal is not acceptable”. It should be read as “The committee noted that the proposal is for the construction of an open channel for intake within the CRZ area. Due to various environmental problems including the adverse impact on the marine life and the resulting changes to the existing coastal morphology the present proposal is not acceptable”.

 

3.      Consideration of old Proposals:

 

3.1       Amendment to the CRZ Clearance issued for 100 MLD  Desalination Plant at Kattupalli, Ponneri Taluk, Tiruvallur District by M/s Chennai Water Desalination Ltd, Tamil Nadu  [F. No. 11-59/2005-IA-III]

 

The Committee decided to defer the project, since the project proponent neither circulated the documents nor attended the meeting.

 

3.2       Amendment to the CRZ Clearance issued for intake, outfall facilities for M/s Coastal Energen Pvt. Ltd. at Melamaruthur Village, Ottaipidaram Taluk, Tuticorin District, Tamil Nadu. [F. No. 11-32/2009-IA-III]

 

As presented by the proponent, the CRZ clearance was accorded by the Ministry on 10.08.2009 for the intake channel at 8055’22” N, 78011’22” E, outfall channel at 8055’47” N, 78011’36” E and the pump house at RS 40, at Pattinamaruthur Village, Ottapidarum Taluk, Thoothukudi District, Tamil Nadu. Subsequently the project proponent is able to buy lands close to power house, towards port area with advantages viz. i) New location is more suitable, ii) The land is barren without any habitation and no rehabilitation is involved, iii) The location is in close proximity to the power plant, iv) The intake and outfall pipe length reduces by about 1.2 km disturbance to nature reduces, and v) The pipeline adjoining the residential location has now been shifted by about 1.0 km. Hence, it is proposed to locate the intake channel at 8054’42.2” N, 78010’53.1” E and outfall channel at 8055’10.8” N, 78011’3.7” E and the pump house at RS 202, 203 & 199 at Pattinamaruthur Village, Ottapidarum Taluk, Thoothukudi District, Tamil Nadu.

 

Modeling studies has been carried out for all seasons, to evaluate the dispersion pattern of revised intake and outfall locations for the proposed thermal outfall discharge including the desalination plant. The software has been run with and without bunds and observed that hydraulically suitable in case of intake bunds to prevent sedimentation in the channel. The model study confirms that with 50% dilution process, the ambient condition attains within 50 m from the outfall at all hydrological and metrological conditions and free from recalculation.

 

The CRZ clearance was issued vide letter no. 11-32/2009-I.A.-III dated 10th August, 2009.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)             The earlier clearance was issued for the pipeline route both for intake and outfall whereas the amendment sought is not only for changing the pipeline route but also for replacing pipeline by open channel which is not permissible due to various environmental problems.

 

ii)           Revise the proposal and consider the pipeline instead of open channel as per the clearance granted earlier and get recommendations of SCZMA for changed route.

 

In view of the foregoing observations, the proposal could not be recommended for Environmental Clearance. The proposal shall be considered afresh after the above observations are addressed and submitted for reconsideration.  

 

3.3       Amendment to the CRZ Clearance issued for laying of LPG pipeline from Refineries at Mahul to Uran Plant of M/s Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd, Mumbai. [F. No. 10-37/2007-IA-III]

 

As presented by the proponent, the Clearance was issued vide letter no. 10-30/2007-IA-III dated 06.09.2007 for  Laying of LPG Pipeline from Refineries at Mahul to Uran Plant of M/s Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd., Mumbai. Subsequently Environmental Clearance for the Refrigerated LPG Transfer Pipeline project from JNPT jetty to Uran LPG plant was granted vide letter no. 10-63/2008-IA-III dated 26.08.2008.

 

In view of increased habitation in the pipeline route near Sheva & Panja Village, establishment of Radar Station and in order to avoid second sub sea portion (LFP III – LFP IV) on the approved route, pipeline route was reviewed and decided to select a new pipeline route by avoiding densely inhabited area and second submarine portion (LFP-3 to LFP-4 of about 2 KMs) which would eventually reduce the environmental risk and hazard. The new pipeline route proposed is from Chainage -13.5 (LFP-2) to Uran LPG Plant which is approx. 12 KMs. The pipeline route for the changed portion is from LFP-2 (Chainage 13.50Km) to ONGC SV station at chainage 17.0 Km  and ONGC SV station at Chainage 17.0 Km  to Uran LPG plant at Chainage 25.5 Km. The pipeline route from LFP-2 to ONGC SV station is on the Sheva hillock running parallel to the road traveling to JNPT container terminal . From ONGC SV station the pipeline joins the BPCL’s Refrigerated LPG Pipeline route (from JNPT Jetty to Uran), 

 

This changed route does not fall in CRZ area. A Report on addendum to Environment Management Plan for rerouted portion of pipeline has also been submitted.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)           Submit a copy of the CRZ map demarcating HTL / LTL, prepared by an authorized agency and superimpose the pipeline route confirming that the proposed pipeline route does not fall in CRZ area. A copy of the same may be submitted MCZMA for their record purposes.

 

The committee recommends the amendment to the Clearance dated 06.09.2007 after submission of the above.

 

3.4       Amendment to the Environmental Clearance issued for all weather green field Port project at Jaigad, Ratnagiri District Maharashtra by M/s JSW infrastructure Logistics Ltd. – [F. No. 10-17/2006-IA.III].

 

As presented by the proponent, the Clearance was issued for all weather green field Port project at Jaigad, Ratnagiri District Maharashtra was issued on 31.07.2009. Para 3 of the above clearance, states that “the storage in the port area will be used for stacking coal, which will be transported through conveyor belts.” JSWIL is developing a Multi-Purpose Common-User Port on behalf of Maharashtra Maritime Board on BOOT basis following a Concession Agreement for the purpose of handling, storage and transportation of various import and export cargoes by JSWIL. The DPR has been prepared for Phase-I development to handle Thermal Coal as well as General Cargo with the Traffic Projection of Coal, Container, Automobile, Oil (POL), General Cargo, Iron & Steel.

 

            During the discussions, the Committee observed that the proposal involves establishment of additional facilities for handling new cargo, hence the proposal can not be considered as an amendment but will be considered as an expansion of the existing project. The committee finalized the following additional TOR for further study:  

 

i)             Examine the details of Storage / handling of various cargo along with spillage / leakage/ dust preventive measures.

 

ii)           Examine the Impact on the existing infrastructure and suggest necessary provisions including traffic and transportation.

 

iii)          Superimpose the layout showing the proposed facilities on the HTL/LTL map prepared by an authorised agency. Submit the recommendation of the SCZMA on the expansion proposal. 

 

iv)          Examine and submit the Environment Management Plan and Monitoring Plan with budgetary provisions.

 

v)            Submit the details of compliance of the conditions and environmental safeguards stipulated in the earlier clearance letter.

The Committee recommends for exemption of Public Hearing considering that the facilities proposed are within the port area. The proposal will be taken up after the submission of the details along with the recommendations of the SCZMA.

 

3.5       Environmental Clearance for establishment of Common Facilities for Treatment and Disposal of Common Effluent and Hazardous Solid Waste Facilities at KIADB Industrial Area, Sompura 1st Stage Dobaspet, Nelamangala Taluk, Banglore Rural District, Karnataka by M/s. Banglore Eco-Park Pvt. Ltd. [F. No. 10-2/2010-IA-III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is to establish common facilities for treatment and disposal of hazardous solid and liquid wastes at KIADB Industrial Area, Sompura 1st Stage Dobaspet, Nelamangala Taluk, Banglore Rural District to cater to the need of nearby industries generating hazardous wastes.

 

The proposed common waste treatment facility shall consist of Effluent treatment plant for treatment and disposal of Biodegradable effluent and Non-Biodegradable effluent, Incineration plant for treatment and disposal of Hazardous Solid Waste. ETP for biodegradable effluent will be treated by conventional methods such as neutralization, clarification, anaerobic and aerobic methods to irrigation standards. Non-biodegradable effluents will be treated by methods such as multi effect evaporation, crystallization and centrifuge. The incineration plant is designed for thermal treatment for disposal of hazardous solid wastes. The plant consists of primary chamber, secondary chamber followed by flue gas treatment system (scrubbing system). Hazardous solid wastes will be burnt completely in the primary & secondary chambers of the incinerator. The flue gases generated will be treated in scrubbing system.

 

          The total area of the plot is 16,188 sq.m. allotted by KIADB. The total built up area proposed is - 4,920 sq.m. and green belt - 5,503 sq.m. It is proposed to develop a Common Treatment Facility for Bio-degradable Effluent - 300 cum / day, non-bio-degradable effluent - 60 cum/day and common incineration plant - 200 kg/hr. The capacity of boiler will be 2 ton/hr at 15 kg/cm2.  Boiler fuel will be agro waste and the power requirement will be 125 KVA. The fresh water requirement will be 21 KLD and source is KIADB. The total cost of the project is Rs. 4.9 crores.

 

The EAC in its 85th meeting held on 25th - 26th February, 2010 recommended for the exemption of Public Hearing since the project is located within the notified industrial estate and finalized additional TOR for further study. The proposal was taken up in the EAC in its meeting held on 21st – 23rd July, 2010 and EAC deferred the project and suggested to revise the EIA as per the CPCB guidelines. The details submitted were examined by the EAC.

     During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)             Guidelines of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Common Hazardous Waste Incineration, 2005 shall be followed.

 

ii)           Details of waste water generation both during construction and operation phases should be quantified. Treated wastewater shall be recycled to the maximum possible extent. Recycling by the member units can also be explored and it can be incorporated in the MoU.

 

iii)          A green belt of sufficient shall be provided with local types of species.

 

iv)          Transportation details about the movement of hazardous waste shall be examined and necessary safety measures shall be provided.

 

v)            Necessary provisions shall be made for water sprinklers.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental Clearance with the above conditions in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

3.6       Environmental Clearance for dredging for the purpose of creating and approach channel for LNG Import Terminal at Puthuvypeen Island, Kochi, Kerala by M/s Petronet LNG [F.No.J-16011/26/2001-IA-III].

 

            As presented by the proponent, the Clearance was issued vide No. J-16011/26/2001- IA-III dated 2nd June, 2003 and dated 13.03.2006. As per the condition No. (xi) of EC dredging operation requires prior approval of the Ministry. The marine works for the above projects involves dredging in the LNG basin. The location and size of the basin has been arrived at after detailed model studies conducted by CW & PRS and further revalidated by HR Wallingford, U.K. The depth in the LNG basin shall be 14.50 m below Chart Datum. Total quantity to be dredged is about 4.5 million cum.

 

            To prevent turbidity condition, it is proposed to deploy only Cutter Suction Dredger and Trailer Suction Dredger for the work. The material dredged by cutter suction dredger will be used for land development work and for beach nourishment approved by Cochin Port Trust. Dredged material from Trailer Suction Dredger will be dumped at the specified offshore dumping site of Cochin Port at outer sea, about 15.6 km from the shore.

 

The details submitted by the project proponent were examined by the committee. The Committee observed that the proposal is for carrying dredging and the initial proposal and Environmental Clearance did not cover the details of dredging quantity and disposal etc. and as per the Environmental Clearance issued on 13.03.2006, the dredging operation requires prior clearance.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)       The committee noted that the total quantity of the dredged          material will be 35,00,000 cu.m.

 

(ii)      A copy of the Photo/ Google map showing the dredging area shall         be submitted to the Ministry.  

 

The committee recommends the proposal for the issue of Clearance after the submission of the above information.

 

4.       Consideration of New Projects

 

4.1       Environmental Clearance for developing a Cargo Handling Facility at Jaigarh, District Ratnagiri, Maharashtra by M/s. Jaigad Ports Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. [F.No.11-55/2007-IA.III].

 

The project has been appraised by the EAC in its 85th meeting held on 25th – 26th February, 2010 and recommended the proposal for the issue of Clearance. As per the Office Memorandum dated 03.11.2009 Ratnagiri is identified as hotspot. The proponent was asked to submit the details of studies made to confirm that the costal shoreline is stable and there is no erosion. They were asked to carryout a Comprehensive EIA study based on minimum 3 season data. 

 

          The proponent submitted the report of CWPRS and as per the report, the shoreline in the vicinity of the Jaigarh, land is generally rocky and an examination of the high water line from the hydro-graphic and topographic charts for the past 40 years indicates that the shoreline is quite stable, with little or no littoral drift.

 

          Further, as per the ICMAM report, the nearest hotspot area in Ratnagiri District is Bhatimirya village, which is about 25 km away from the project site area along the coast.

 

The Committee after examining the details recommends the proposal for Environmental Clearance with the incorporation of the conditions as suggested by the EAC earlier, in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.2       Environmental and CRZ clearance for Beach Sand Mining (180 ha) at Chabara, Alappad, Panmana and Ayanivelikulangara villages of Kollam District, Kerala by M/s Indian Rare Earths Ltd. [F. No. 11-36/2008-IA.III].

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal is for beach sand mining (180 ha.) at Alappad, Panmana and Ayanivelikulangara village in Kollam District, Kerala. Indian Rare Earths (IRE) has been granted mining lease to collect heavy mineral sand in Alappad, Panmana and Ayanivelikulangara village in Kollam district for an area of 180 ha vide G.O (Rt.) No. 746/07/ID dated 08/06/07 by the Government of Kerala. Indian Rare Earths Ltd main plant is at Chavara about 19 kms road distance from the proposed Mining Lease (ML) area

 

The total area 180 ha. will include 132 ha. private agriculture and homestead and 48 ha. Government land including canal and lake. The minable reserve of ilmenite, rutile, zircon, sillimanite, zirflor and brown ilmenite is about 249,00,000 tons (24.9 Mt). The average heavy mineral content of the area proposed for mining is about 18.85 %.  The dredge will be working in a pond of water and no effluents are generated during its operations. No liquid effluent is generated. Fugitive dust due to material handling and transportation will be controlled by water spraying. Reject material generated in MRP will be used to refill the mined out area in the back side of the pond. Monazite, a radio active mineral is mined out making the area radiation free which will be stored in earthen trenches for ensuring safety from radiation. The trenches are covered using 1 m. thick sand cover. The total power requirement will be met from KSEB 11 KV line. No other fuels will be required for the energy. The total cost of the project will be Rs.10 Crores

 

The proposed ML area does not come under ‘forest land’. No existing mangrove areas will be mined; however the project facilitates mangrove afforestation in three pockets enhancing the total mangrove area to 8 ha in lieu of the existing 0.8 ha. The western part of ML area will be converted to sand dunes after mining and offers opportunity to restore sandy expanses and natural vegetation. The natural sand dunes can prevent sea erosion to certain extent and also provides an umbrella to CRZ norms.

 

The Rehabilitation and Resettlement (R & R) scheme shall be worked out in consultation with local /district authorities, representative of the land owners and other concerned.

 

The proposal was examined by the EAC in its 69th meeting held on 18th –19th September, 2008 and finalized the additional ToRs. National Institute of Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST-CSIR), Thiruvananthapuram, prepared the EIA and EMP report.  Public Hearing was conducted by on 08.04.2010. The location of mining area falls in CRZ III. Kerala Coastal Zone Management Authority recommended and forwarded the proposal vide dated 02.02.2009. In view of the sensitive nature of the mineral for the Nation and Indian Rear Earths Ltd. being is Central PSU under department of Atomic Energy.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)       50 mtr. all along the canal shall be maintained as buffer and shall not be disturb at all. 

 

(ii)       No religious places shall be disturbed without the Consent of locals.

 

(iii)             TCLP analysis of both mined and tail materials can be done to check the presence of Hazardous materials and report shall be submitted along with the six monthly monitoring reports.

 

(iv)      A green shall be developed after mining and refilling block by block. Mangroves as recommended shall be developed in the area contiguous to Vattakayal.

 

(v)       Project proponent shall ensure that no disturbance is caused to the mangroves.

 

(vi)      All the commitments made during the public hearing including the budget for corporate social responsibility shall be earmarked for carrying out the activities.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for CRZ Clearance with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.3       Environmental Clearance for the development of an All Weather Direct Berthing Port at Arjeepalli, Ganjam District, Orissa by M/s. Gopalpur Ports Limited [F. No. 10-12/2009-IA-III].

            As presented by the project proponent, the proposal of M/s Gopalpur Ports Limited was appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee in its meeting held on 27th – 29th January, 2010 and recommended for issue of clearance. In the meantime, it was brought to the notice of the Ministry by Shri Biswajit Mohanty, Member, National Board for Wildlife about the location of Rushikluya a nesting grounds for Olive Ridley Turtles which is about 17 km from the proposed site. The issue of likely impacts on the nesting ground by the proposed port was been examined by the Ministry in the Wildlife Division/IA Division and it was decided to invite Dr. B C Choudhary, Wildlife Institute of India (WWI), Dehradun  and Dr. Kartik Shankar, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore as special invitees to examine the ecological aspects of benthic flora and fauna due to operation of vessel traffic as well as the erosion and accretion with respect to current pattern from last groyne of the proposed port up to Rushikulya mouth.

 

The erosion and accretion study was conducted by IIT, Chennai. As per the report, 9 nos of groynes are proposed; pre filling of 3.5 m Cum and annual Nourishment by dredge materials are proposed to control erosion.

 

Dr BC Choudhary, an expert attended the meeting. Dr. Kartik Shankar could not attend the meeting as he was away to USA. Dr. Choudhary in his comments on the turtle related issues opined that the studies conducted by the Wildlife Institute of India and the Orissa Forest Dept. during the last 5 years at the Rushikulya rookery, there appears to be no significant sporadic nesting of Olive Ridley turtles on the sea beaches south of the Rushikulya river mouth and the proposed Gopalpur Port development site. It is also learnt that the off shore breeding congregation of the Olive Ridley turtles along the Rushikulya rookery takes place within 2 - 5 kms from the mass nesting site. However, during breeding season there may be some impediment due to increased navigational movement. The Gopalpur Port Ltd had completed an erosion and accretion modeling study extending its geographic scope up to the northern limits of the Rushikulya river mouth as desired by the MoE&F. The studies state that the maximum erosion north of the proposed last groyine of the Gopalpur port will only extend up to 3 kilometers (DHI) and 1 kilometer (IIT). However both DHI and the IIT Chennai experts are of the opinion that there will be some erosion of the beach north of the proposed Gopalpur Port site which requires regular monitoring and assisted nourishment.

In view of the above, Dr. Choudhary made the following suggestions:

1)   Port Authority should carry out regular monitoring on the erosion/ shore line changes. The beach nourishment has to be carried out by the port proponents to safe guard the Rushikulya Olive Ridley mass nesting beach and this has to be carried out on an annual basis under the supervision of the Orissa Forest and Wildlife Department.

 

2)   Evaluation of the beach erosion and geo-morphological changes on north of the proposed Gopalpur port site needs to be taken up by a  multi-disciplinary third party including members of the MoE&F GOI once every 3 years.

 

3)   Port management shall ensure appointment of a Marine turtle biologist to monitor Olive Ridley turtle movement patterns within a 25km radius of the marine environment along the port site and regulate vessel movements.

4)   The port authorities need to ensure effective implementation of Oil Contingency Management Plan and conduct of mock drills regularly as per norms.

 

5)   Repeat benthos studies on an annual basis needs to be conducted to monitor the status of benthos flora and fauna as they are the best indicators of various kinds of sea pollution. Based on the findings appropriate mitigatory and preventive measures needs to be put in place and implemented and reported to the Orissa Forest and Wildlife Dept., State and Central Pollution Control Board.

 

6)   The Gopalpur Port Limited shall prepare a conceptual and detailed Environmental Management Plan (EMP) with respect to the above mentioned clauses and submit to the MoE & F, Orissa Forest Dept. for their review and suggestions.

 

7)   The Gopalpur Port Limited authorities compliment and support the Orissa forest and Wildlife Dept. by becoming a partner in the Co management of the Rushikulya Olive Ridley rookery (nesting beach) and contribute to the research and management activities by making such activities a part of the Environment Management Plan.

 

During the discussions, the following points emerged:

 

(i)       The Gopalpur Port authority shall comply with the all the above suggestions (1to7).

 

(ii)      Groynes shall be constructed as suggested by the IIT, Chennai.

 

(iii)    Periodic sand nourishment shall be carried out.

 

(iv)     Sufficient budget shall be provided for towards conservation of turtles. Marine biologists may be appointed to monitor the turtles movement/ nesting period and restrict the ship movement during the nesting period.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental and CRZ Clearance with the above conditions in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.4       Environmental Clearance for development of Municipal Solid Waste Landfill site near Industrial area on Jhansi Laitpur Highway, Jhansi by M/s. Jhansi Nagar Nigam. [F. No. 10-33/2009-IA-III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves establishment of Integrated Solid Waste Disposal Facility (ISWDF)   near Bijoli Industrial Area on Jhansi Lalitpur Highway (NH-26), Jhansi.  The total area required for the Integrated Solid Waste Disposal Facility (ISWDF) is estimated to be 26 acres.  The total project outlay is estimated at Rs 12.16 crores.

 

The per capita per day waste generation is around 385 gm / capita/ day. It is estimated that the facility will receive municipal waste of 230 TPD (2011). The project envisages composting of Biodegradable waste -100 TPD capacity in 6 acres of land, segregation of recyclables like plastics, polythenes & metal and processing of Inert for separation of stone grit, glass and sand. The rejects which can not be used any further will be sent to Sanitary Landfill site for final disposal. This is expected that maximum of 20% of total solid waste will be only send to Landfills. For this purpose 20 acres of land is demarcated for the development of Sanitary landfill.  The landfill will be developed/ prepared in form of cells. Each cell is designed for the period of 7 years. Windrow composting of the biodegradable waste is proposed for converting it to compost. The dry components of solid waste will be sent into series of trammels and conveyors which separate the plastics and polythene by controlled blowing of air, the metals specially iron by magnetic separators. All these materials are conveyed to different points and will stack for reuse.

 

This project falls under activity 7 (i), category B, since the proposed site is located within 10 km from the interstate boundary (at approx 1.5 km) of UP and Madhya Pradesh , the project is treated as category ‘A’ Project.

 

The above proposal was considered in 77th EAC meeting held on 25-26 June, 2009. The Public Hearing for the project was held on 12th May, 2010, near the proposed site, Panchayat Bhawan, near Bijaoli Industrial Area, Bijaoli, Jhansi.

 

     During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)         Evolve the usage of Mechanical–aero-driller in composting process.

 

ii)       Necessary change of land use in the Master Plan shall be obtained.

 

iii)      Necessary care shall be taken for drainage of the area to prevent storm water entering into ETP.

 

iv)      All recommendation of the EIA, EMP shall be complied with.

 

v)        The facility shall comply with the Solid Waste (Management and handling) Rules, 2000.

 

          The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental Clearance with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.5       Environmental clearance for the construction of New Terminal Building & Site Development within the existing premises for Vadodara Airport at Vadodara by M/s. Airport Authority of India. [F.No. 10-36/2009-IA-III].

 

As presented by the project proponent the expansion involves construction of new terminal building and site development within the existing premises of Vadodara airport. The Vadodara Airport is located at north-eastern boundary of Vadodara Municipal Corporation about 8 km from the city center. The latitude and longitude of the airport are 220 20’ 10” North and 730 13’ 39” East. The existing terminal has a peak hour capacity of 500, will get saturated by the year 2009-10. The integrated terminal is being designed for a peak hour capacity of 700 and would enable an annual passenger capacity 8,85,000. The area of existing terminal building is 7,674 sqm and the new terminal will be G+1 floor with an area of 17,500 sqm with an ultimate annual passengers handling capacity of 3,59,000 and it will reach its saturation by the year 2009-10. Airports Authority of India (AAI) decided to increase the passenger handling capacity to 5.68 lacs /annum with the proposed expansion. The estimated cost for the proposed project activity is about Rs.119.00 crores. 

 

The total water requirement estimated @ 70 liter per person is 74.5 KLD out of which 38.4 KLD will be made by recycling of treated water and 39.7 KLD will be made from bore well. The waste water generation will be about 368 KLD which will be treated in the biological Sewage Treatment Plant of capacity of 375 m3 per day and the treated effluent shall be of a quality suitable for use as make-up water in cooling towers of air conditioning system and of DG sets and for horticulture. The solid waste generation will be 5000 kg/day of solid wastes will be produce. These solid wastes will be separated as biodegradable and non-biodegradable and suitable disposal methods will be adopted for them. They will be sent to local municipality or authorized vendors as required.

 

There are no sensitive areas within 10 kms radius. The power requirement for the expansion is 3 MVA in addition present capacity of 600 KVA, which will be sourced from Gujarat Electricity Board. 3 Nos. of 750 KVA and 2 Nos. 500 KVA of DG sets are proposed at stand by arrangement. The existing parking is sufficient for present requirements. There will be additional parking facility proposed for 250 cars, 100 taxis, 10 buses.

 

The project falls under category ‘A’, project / activity 7(a) of the EIA Notification, 2006.

 

The proposal was examined by the EAC in its 77th meeting held on 25th –26 June, 2009 and finalized the additional TOR for further study. Public hearing conducted on 23.04.2010.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)             Possibility shall be explored for multilevel parking instead of surface parking.

 

ii)           Designated local bus-bays shall be provided within the Airport complex.

 

iii)          Traffic studies shall be conducted to examine the impact on traffic due to the expansion of the project.

 

iv)          Regular modeling study of air, noise shall be carried out due to the increase in traffic.

 

The Committee recommends for the issue of Environmental Clearance with the above condition in the Clearance letter.

 

4.6       Environmental Clearance for Single Point Mooring and Storage facilities within New Mangalore Port Trust premises for MRPL, Mangalore, Karnataka by M/s. Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited. [F.No.10-49/2009-IA.III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves setting up of Single Point Mooring (SPM) and storage facilities within New Mangalore Port Trust premises for MRPL, Mangalore, Karnataka. The Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals is a subsidiary of ONGC and presently operating at 12.0 MMTPA crude processing capacity. It is proposed to expand the refining capacity of crude from present 12 MMTPA to 15 MMTPA and then further to 18 MMTPA. MRPL is also planning an Aromatics complex.

 

The project proponent informed that at present the crude and products from the Refinery are handled through New Mangalore Port nos. B-10, B-11 and partly at B-12. The oil traffic is handled through NMP during the last 2 years. Berths B-10 and B-11 are designed for handling of tankers of maximum size 1,20,000 DWT with LOA of 285 m and draft of 17m. Berth B-12 is designed for 50,000 DWT tankers drawing a draft of 12.5m only. However due to presence of hard rock in the channel the maximum draft allowable at B-10 and B-11 is 14m only. There is no crude pipe connection at B-12 and this berth is used for handling products of other parties and chemicals. Total storage capacity is 3,00,000 KL, each tank of size dia 65 m, height 20 m,

 

          Further, the port is located on the alluvial plain, about 10 km north of the mouth of the Gurupur and the Netravathi rivers. The old port of Mangalore is located at the confluence of these two rivers. The port is operational only during the fair weather season. The total cost of the project is Rs. 8.20 Crores.

 

          The proposal was examined by the EAC in its 78th meeting held on 20th –22nd July, 2009 and finalized the additional ToRs. PH was exempted vide letter no. 11-101 /2009-IA.III dated 25.05.2010. Kerala Coastal zone Management Authority recommended the proposal vide dated 13.05.2010.

 

     During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)   Three months pre-monsoon and post-monsoon marine quality data not analysed and compared as per the ToR.

 

In view of the foregoing observation, the proposal is deferred and shall be considered afresh after submission of above information.  

 

4.7       Environmental & CRZ Clearance for the development of harbour Facilities for Mainland Vessles at Katchal under Tsunami Rehabilitation Programme by M/s. Port Management Board, A & N Administration. [F.No. 10-61/2009-IA.III].

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves development of Harbour Facilities for Main-land Vessels at Katchal Island. (An Emergency Relief Project under the Tsunami rehabilitation programme of GOI) at about 230NM (422 km) from Port Blair (by Sea route), in Nicobar group of Islands. (Latitude 7052’ to 8002’ N. Longitude 93019’ to 93029’E.) The Project was down-sized to primarily accommodate Inter-Island vessels, being a higher priority for these islands. The selected site, in the East Bay of Katchal Island, however has the potential to accommodate even the main land vessels. The earlier jetty that got destroyed in the tsunami was at the same location & in fact, bigger vessels were being berthed there even then.  The Harbour will be developed as an all-weather port for berthing primarily the Inter-Island vessels, while ensuring adequate berthing facilities to accommodate bigger vessels, in future & would house all the basic amenities that are required for the smooth functioning of ports, which include harbour-utility vessels, cargo handling equipments, passenger hall, cargo shed, canteen, ticketing room, office for the port officials etc. The size of berthing jetty-210 x 20 m, size of approach jetty- 416m x 7m, water depth- 10m, gross register tonnage capacity - 14239 tonnes, area 27,783 sq. m. (residential units - 13,101 sqm, port premises -  12,826 sqm  roads - 1,855 sqm). The land use is reserve forests. The total water requirement is 50 KLD/sea water. The cost of the project is Rs. 127.28 Crores, (Civil - 67.01 Crores, Equipment, Electrical & Port craft -54.04 Crores, Mobilization/Demobilization - Rs. 2.60 Crores, Contingencies Rs. 3.63 Crores).

 

The Andaman & Nicobar Coastal Zone Management Authority has recommended the project vide MoM dated 16-06-2009. Forest clearance is under process. Environmental public hearing has been conducted on 03-03-2009 at Katchal.

 

The proposal was examined by EAC in its 81st meeting held on 29th – 30th October, 2009 and finalized the additional TOR for further study. The committee also suggested to consider alternative site to avoid the area, potential for growth of reef and corals as they were presented earlier.

 

The project proponent submitted the details as per the ToR including the alternative site options with a conclusion that the site identified earlier Committee observed that the proponent has made analysis of alternative sites and justified that the same site considered earlier is the closest to the habitation and also have infrastructure available. It was also informed that alternative sites are not suitable and they also have potential for corals and reef and requested for acceptance of public hearing and issue of Environment Clearance. The committee observed that the proponent have made analysis of alternative sites and from the analysis found the site most suitable. ZSI study also recommends the site for the development of harbour facilities.

 

The committee noted that the EIA has been prepared as per EIA Notification, 2006 and the public hearing was also conducted accordingly. Hence, EAC agreed for consideration of the proposal for the same identified site.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)           Impacts on the reefs and corals shall be monitored as suggested by the ZSI.

 

(ii)          Permission / NOC shall be obtained from Forest and Wildlife Dept. of Andaman and Nicobar Island.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental and CRZ Clearance with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

         

4.8       Environmental and CRZ Clearance for the construction of new alternative jetty for inter island vessels at Teressa under Tsunami Rehabilitation Programme by M/s. Port Management Board, A&N Administration. (F. No. 10-62/2009-IA.III]

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves development of Harbour Facilities for Inter Island Vessels at Teressa Island. (An Emergency Relief Project under the Tsunami Rehabilitation Programme of GOI) at about 208NM (380 km) from Port Blair by Sea route in Nicobar group of Islands. Latitude 8011’ to 8021’ N. Longitude 93005’ to 93014’E.  Teressa is one of the important islands situated in the Nancowry group of Nicobar Islands. The earlier jetty and associated facilities in the island were fully destroyed by Tsunami in December 2004, leaving the situation that even now there is virtually no way to reach the island by the sea-route, in a safe manner. The envisaged project will develop a full-fledged harbour facility at Teressa for berthing of vessels of upto 5 m draft at the selected safe location, in the lee of Bambooka island, at the east coast of Teressa island. The proposed facilities have been designed to house all basic amenities required for harbour, including passenger hall, cargo shed, canteen, ticketing room, office for the port officials etc. Size of berthing jetty-130 x 15 m, size of approach jetty- 55m x 7m, water depth- 6-7m, gross register tonnage capacity – 2,626 tonnes.  The land requirement is 27,783 sq. m. (residential units - 13,101 sq.m, port premises - 12,826 sqm, roads - 1,855 sq.m). Present land use is Reserve Forest. The water requirement is 50 KLD and source is sea water. The cost of the project  is Rs. 45.32 Crores, (Civil - 33.85 Crores, Equipment, Electrical & Port craft – Rs. 7.72 Crores, Mobilization/ Demobilization- Rs. 2.50 Crores, Contingencies Rs.1.25 Crores).

 

     The Andaman & Nicobar Coastal Zone Management Authority recommended the proposal vide MoM dated 16-06-2009. Forest clearance is under process. Public hearing was conducted on 04-03-2009.

 

The proposal was examined by EAC in its 81st meeting held on 29th – 30th October, 2009 and finalized the additional TOR for further study. The committee also suggested to consider alternative sites to avoid the area, potential for growth of reef and corals as they were presented earlier.

 

The project proponent submitted the details as per the ToR including the alternative site options with a conclusion that the site identified earlier Committee observed that the proponent has made analysis of alternative sites and justified that the same site considered earlier is the closest to the habitation and also have infrastructure available. It was also informed that alternative sites are not suitable and they also have potential for corals and reef and requested for acceptance of public hearing and issue of Environment Clearance. The committee observed that the proponent have made analysis of alternative sites and from the analysis found the site most suitable. ZSI study also recommends the site for the development of harbour facilities.

 

The committee noted that the EIA has been prepared as per EIA Notification, 2006 and the public hearing was also conducted accordingly. Hence, EAC agreed for consideration of the proposal for the same identified site.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)             Impacts on the reefs and corals shall be monitored as suggested by the ZSI.

 

ii)           Permission / NOC shall be obtained from Forest and Wildlife Dept. of Andaman and Nicobar Island.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental and CRZ Clearance with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.9       Finalization of TOR for extension of runway and allied works at Agatti Airport, Lakshdweep Island by M/s. Airport Authority of India (F.No.10-70/2009-IA.III).

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves extension of runway and allied works at Agatti Airport, Lakshdweep. The area is 18.56 ha. with a runway of 30 m wide and 1204 m. lenth.  There is no parking area available within the airport complex. The runway is proposed to be extended towards the Kalpadi Island where there is no habitation. A fly over of 250 m is proposed to connect both the islands. The existing terminal building is close to the runway which is disturbing the operation; hence it is proposed to shift further opposite to the runway. The existing building will be demolished.

 

The proposal was examined by the EAC in its 80th meeting held on 17th –18th September, 2009. The Committee deferred the proposal and suggested to examine the possibility of extending the runway only on one side by relocating the resort and other activities. If not possible then examine the possibility of extending the runway on both sides without connecting two islands as is presently being contemplated in view of the marine ecology, disturbance to the natural habitat and eco-sensitive nature of the area and also examine the details of presence of corals and affect on the fishing activity in and around both the Islands.

 

The proponent has submitted the proposal relocating the terminal building and extending the runway on both sides without connecting other island.

 

During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following additional TOR for further study:        

 

i)         Examine and submit a brief description of the project, nature, size location, geology, hydrology, topography, climate and  connectivity by road/rail of the project including land description/ plot/ survey / khasra nos, village, tehsil, district, State & extent of the land, project coverage, Master Plan, phasing of the project  and scope and its importance to the local and national level.

 

ii)       Any litigations pending against the proposed project site and / or any directions or orders passed by any court of law against the project are to be detailed out.

 

iii)      Examine and submit baseline data of existing situation including description of terrain, hill, slopes and elevation.

 

iv)      Submit the baseline data on flora and fauna based on field survey clearly indicating the details of site and within 10 km radius.

 

v)        Provide the historical and climatic data such as climatic conditions, rainfall, wind pattern, history of cyclones, storms surges, visibility etc.,

 

vi)      Submit the meteorological data consisting of climatic conditions, wind pattern, wind speed, history of cyclones, storms surges, wind direction, rainfall,  temperature, cloud cover, (amount and height),  and humidity of in an area of 10km radius.

 

vii)     Examine and submit details of impact of the project both during construction and operation phase on the soil nearby settlements, surface drainage etc. Soil data should include type, classification, characteristics, properties, etc.

 

viii)   Agatti is a hot spot area hence, Comprehensive EIA based on 3 season data shall be conducted.

 

ix)      Submit the baseline data on nearby ground water, surface water bodies, lakes, their dimensions, present quality and their utility.  Baseline data on ground water its quality and depth of the ground water table.

 

x)        Submit details of storm waters, drainage of the site and surrounding area. Also examine the discharge of trade effluents and sewage, run off from cargo storages and toxic or harmful substances, and their percolation to underground water. Examine the impact of airport operations on surface water sources, contamination due to cargo operations, impact on utility of surface water resources by the neighboring colonies, impact on surface water flow (flooding) due to any anticipated obstructions and spillages etc.

 

xi)      Submit the water requirement, use of treated waste water along with detailed water balance and flow chart of water use during construction and operation phases.

 

xii)    Rain water harvesting proposals should be made with due safeguards for ground water quality. Maximize recycling of water and utilization of rain water.

 

xiii)   Examine the details of the energy requirement and conservation measures using alternate source of energy.

 

xiv)   Submit the details of water proofing in the runway portion on sea to prevent Leachate mixing with sea.

 

xv)     Examine and submit details  of the study area (project area and area 10 km around its boundary) delineating the major topographical features such as land use, drainage, locations of habitats, major constructions including roads, railways, pipelines, major industries, if any.  The details should also include environmental sensitive areas, including the cropping pattern, waste land, forest area and built up area etc.

 

xvi)   Submit the layout plan/site plan of the  proposed project development, activity areas with facilities including terminal building  runways, taxi/link taxi ways, air traffic control tower, Repair& Servicing (R&S) hangars, AC plants, DG set rooms, operational buildings such as RADAR and Instrument Landing System (ILS) structures, administrative buildings, utilities such as main and stand by power, water supply installations, cargo storage facilities, Petrol Oil Lubricant (POL) stores, Aviation Turbine Fuel(ATF) store and Bulk Petroleum installation aprons, drainages, sewage disposal, navigation facilities, communication facilities, airfield lighting, crash fire & rescue facilities, car parking, access/approach roads, refueling facilities, boundary wall, meteorological observatory, landscape, waste disposal etc.

 

xvii)  Examine and submit details of levels, quantity required for filling, source of filling material and transportation details etc.

 

xviii)    Examine and Submit the details of Borrow /quarry sites for development  keeping in view the following:

 

a)        Appropriate measures must be taken while undertaking digging activities to avoid any likely degradation of water quality.

 

b)       No excavation or dumping on private property is carried out without written consent of the owner.

 

c)        No excavation or dumping shall be allowed on wetlands, forest areas or other ecologically valuable or sensitive locations.

 

d)       Excavation work shall be done in close consultation with the Soil Conservation and Watershed Development Agencies working in the area, and

 

e)        Construction spoils including bituminous material and other hazardous materials must not be allowed to contaminate water courses and the dump sites for such materials must be secured so that they shall not leach into the ground water.

 

xix)       The construction material should be obtained only from approved quarries. In case new quarries are to be opened, specific approvals from the competent authority shall be obtained in this regard.

 

xx)      Adequate precautions should be taken during transportation of the construction material so that it does not affect the environment adversely.

 

xxi)       A detailed traffic and transportation study should be made for existing and projected passenger and cargo traffic.  Examine the details of parking requirement for various types of vehicles and circulation plan.

 

xxii)     Examine and submit the details on types of waste, which are generated, can be classified into construction or demolition waste and municipal waste, i.e., biodegradable and recyclable waste, hazardous waste and waste. Details of authorized Municipal solid waste facilities and hazardous waste disposal facilities in the area are to be given.

 

xxiii)    Provide the details of Ambient Air Quality (AAQ) based on the many other factors such as, background pollution levels, other sources of pollution, weather and proximity of residential areas.

 

xxiv)    Examine and submit the details of Noise modeling studies and mitigative measures.

 

xxv)      Thick green belt of adequate width shall be planned all around the airport site especially near the settlements to mitigate noise and vibrations. The identification of species/ plants shall be made based on the botanical studies.

 

xxvi)    Examine and submit the details of impact on the local population,  utilities, settlements, infrastructure facilities in the existing and relocated area, economic conditions in the existing and relocated area, cultural and archaeological assets  etc.

 

xxvii)       Identify, predict and assess the environmental and sociological impacts on account of the project/activities.

 

xxviii) Provide details on R&R plan with data on the existing socio-economic status of the population in the project area and broad plan for resettlement of the displaced population, site for the resettlement colony, alternative livelihood concerns/employment for the displaced people, civil and housing amenities being offered, etc and the schedule of the implementation of the project specific R&R Plan if any is to be given.

 

xxix)    Examine and submit the details of activities associated with airport construction and operations such as Occupational hazards due to exposure, Fire and / or explosion, Leakage of flammable material, Release of toxic material.

 

xxx)      Submit the details on estimated cost of development of the project, environmental costs, funding agencies, whether governmental or on the basis of BOO or BOT etc., manpower, time frame etc required for the completion of the project.

 

xxxi)    Examine separately the details for construction and operation phases both for Environmental Management Plan and Environmental Monitoring Plan with cost and parameters.

 

xxxii)  Submit details of Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR).

 

xxxiii) Examine and submit information on Administrative and technical set up for management of environment, In built mechanism of self monitoring of compliance of environmental regulations, Institutional arrangements proposed with other organizations/ Govt. Authorities for effective implementation of environmental measures proposed in the EIA, Safe guards/ mechanism to continue the assumptions/field conditions made in the EIA, for arriving the site suitability.

 

xxxiv)     Examine separately the details for construction and operation phases both for Environmental Management Plan and Environmental Monitoring Plan with cost and parameters.

 

Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan.

         

          A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

 

2nd Day:  19th August, 2010:

4.10    Environmental Clearance for proposed Passenger Ropeway between South bank and North bank of Brahmaputra River via Umananda Island at Guwahati, Assam by M/s Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority, [F.No. 10-119/2009-IA-III].

          As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves construction of a Passenger Ropeway between South bank and North bank of Brahmaputra River via Umananda Island at Guwahati, Assam. The twin tract, single haul, bi- cable double reversible jig back system of ropeway is proposed. The capacity is 250 Persons per hour. The Length of the ropeway proposed is 1,820 m. Lower terminals is at Panbazar and area  is 180 sqm and Upper terminal is at Rajaduar village and the area is 1,260 sqm. No. of Terminals are two. Facilities at the Terminals will be passenger handling area, ticketing counter, parking facility and public convenience area. Parking facility of 100 cars and 80 two –wheelers at lower terminal and 70 cars and 80 two – wheelers at upper terminal are proposed. Two nos. of D.G set of 300 KVA and 10 KVA are proposed. The total cost is Rs. 28.67 crore.

          Water requirement is 15.6 KLD.  The wastewater generation is 11.7 KLD and it is proposed to dispose through proposed City sewerage system once it is commenced. Till then, portable STP is proposed. Municipal solid waste generation is 0.52 TPD will be handed over to Guwahati Municipal Corporation.

          No tree cutting is required for the project. 5 no. of Trestles are proposed including two in river beds proposed. Safety norms are proposed as per IS 5,230. 

          The proposal was examined by the EAC in its meeting held on 2nd September, 2008 and a ToR was finalized. Public hearing was conducted on 05.08.2009.

     During the discussion, the following points emerged:

i)   DG sets shall confirm the norms of CPCB

 

ii)   Safety measures shall be provided as per IS 5230.

 

iii)  Parking requirement should be revised based on ECS. Parking for buses and emergency vehicles should also be included.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment                     Clearance with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.11    Environmental Clearance for the development of Multipurpose berths V, VI & VII in existing premises, Beach Road, Kakinada, East Gaodwari District, Andhra Pradesh by M/s. Kakinada Seaport Ltd. [F.No. 11-114/2009-IA.III].

As presented by the proponent, Kakinada deep water port (KDWP) is located on the coast of Kakinada, Bay of Bengal in Andhra Pradesh. The geographical location of the Port is 16o58’35” N and 82016’45” E. The port is naturally protected by Hope Island on southern side (16059’506” N and 82019’351” E).  and got permission to handle cargo, iron ore, coal, alumina and bauxite for operating these Three (North, south, middle) berths are in operation and recently added fourth berth and OSV facility for serving offshore exploration activities in KG basin. The port had the navigation facilities i.e. navigation channel of length 7 Km and outer channel of -12.5 m to -14.0 m. inner channel is 11.5 m to 14.0 m, berthing area 10.5 to -11.5 m and turning Circle is 350 m. A breakwater of 1180 x 10 m.

 

It is proposed to construct three numbers of multipurpose V, VI and VII berths in the existing facility for handling Coal, iron ore and fertilizers. The berth sizes are of 300 m x 25 m each .The berths will be constructed with cast-in-situ piles and backup area filled with quarry and sand available from sand trap. The dredging soil will be disposed at designated dumping site located at Uppada.

 

          The proposal was examined by EACT in its 83rd meeting held on 21st -23rd December, 2009 and finalized the additional TOR for further study.

 

Studies carried out by the CWPRS indicated the increase in siltation & recommended for periodic dredging. NIO study indicated the activity will not have any significant impact on geomorphology. Department of meteorology & oceanography, Andhra Pradesh University conducted mike 21 Hydrodynamic & Mud transport model Studies.

 

Capital dredging is proposed and the quantity will be 3.2 mCum and dredging materials will be 0.66 Cum /year.  It is proposed to use for back filling, and identified disposal site at a distance of 12.5 km towards north of the site.   

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)             Examine and submit the Cumulative impact due to the existing as well as proposed activities.

 

ii)           Submit the details of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) with budget.

 

iii)          Examine and confirm the fugitive emissions.

 

iv)          Submit the compliance of the conditions and Environmental Safeguards stipulated in the earlier clearance.

 

In view of the foregoing observations, the proposal could not be recommended for Environmental Clearance. The proposal shall be re-considered after the above observations are addressed and submitted.  

 

4.12    Environmental Clearance for installation of Plasma Thermal Destruction and Recovery System at GIDC, Nandesari, District Vadodara, Gujarat by M/s. Nandesari Environ Control Ltd. [F.No.10-1/2010-IA-III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for development of Common Solid Waste Disposal Facility at GIDC, Nandesari, District Vadodara, Gujarat. In July, 1998, NECL took permission of 22,000 sq.m. from GIDC for development of Common Solid Waste Disposal facility. The project comprises of common land fill and common incinerator facilities. The 1st landfill was commissioned in 1999. The common incineration facility was commissioned in 2001. NECL possess Consolidated Consent and Authorization (CC&A) by GPCB and is valid till April 2, 2010.

 

          The project is located within the existing facility of NECL, GIDC, Nandesari. The total area of the plot is 66,000 sq.m. Area required for PTDR is 7700 sq.m. The existing storage facility of NECL will be utilized for storage of hazardous waste.  The total water requirement is 100.64 KLD.  Waste water generation will be 73.02 KLD.  Waste water will be sent to CETP of NIA, Nandesari. The thermal energy generated will be used for de-water 15 KLD of aqueous wastes.  Solid waste generation will be 2.4 MT/day, which will be sold as a road construction material.  Total power requirement will be 750 KW x 2 streams.  The total cost of the project is Rs.22 crores x 2 phases.

 

          At present, two incinerators are provided for incineration of high organic content solid waste. (500 kg/hr and 200 kg/hr). NECL intends to install two units of proprietary Plasma Thermal Destruction and Recovery System (PTDR-500). In the first phase, One PTDR-500 will be installed which will process 410 kg/hr of industrial /hazardous solid, semi solid and organic liquid (non-aqueous) wastes in each unit. Using the energy-rich syngas, the project would dewater an expected total of 15,000 liters per day of liquid wastes. This PTDR facility will replace the existing incineration facility. The dewatered solids (1.5-3 MT/day) would be processed along with the other waste in the PTDR Reactor. This quantity has been considered in the 410 kg/hr capacity.

 

          The project proponents requested for the exemption of public hearing as the project is located within the existing solid waste disposal facility site.

 

The proposal was examined by the EAC in its 85th meeting held on 25th – 26th February, 2010 and finalized the TOR for further study. Public hearing was exempted in view of its location within the GIDC area.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)             Guidelines of CPCB for Common Hazardous Wastes Incinerators shall be followed.

 

ii)           Transportation and handling of Hazardous Wastes shall be as per the Hazardous Wastes (Management, Handling and Trans-boundary Movement)) Rules, 2008

 

iii)          An on Site Emergency Management Plan shall be prepared and implemented.

 

iv)          Periodical air quality monitoring in and around the site including VOC, HC, Dioxin, Furon shall be carried out. 

 

v)            All recommendation of EIA, EMP shall be strictly complied with 

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental                   Clearance with the above conditions in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

         

4.13    Finalization of ToR for development of Municipal Solid Wastes Land fill site near Aryanagar Industrial area in Loni Dist. Ghaziabad Uttar Pradesh by M/s UP Jal Nigam [F.No. 10-43/2010-IA-III]

As presented by the project proponent, the project involves establishment of Integrated Solid Waste Disposal Facility (ISWDF)   near Arya Nagar Industrial Area (3.0 km), Loni. The proposed site is located at village Saidullabad, Khasra No. 312, 346/2, 346/3, 4, approachable through Pusta road and village road. Total area of the plot is 40,000 sq. m (9.88 acres).  The total project outlay is estimated at Rs 1146.88 lacs.  Shahadra (Delhi), is nearest railway station, which is approx 10 km from the proposed site, and International airport New Delhi is around 30 km away from proposed MSW site. Nearest City - Delhi (Approx. 9 km).

 

The per capita per day waste generation is around 310 gm / capita/ day. The facility will receive 125 TPD of municipal waste as per MSW Rules, 2000. The project envisages composting of Biodegradable waste, segregation of recyclables like plastics, polythenes & metal and processing of Inert for separation of stone grit, glass and sand. The rejects which can not be used any further will be sent to Sanitary Landfill site for final disposal. This is expected that maximum of 35% of total solid waste will be only send to Landfills. The leachate treatment unit, leachate collection sump, equalization tank, treatment control room shall be provided.

 

The landfill will be developed/prepared in form of cells. Each cell is designed for the period of 5 years. The cell is prepared by excavating the area depending upon the depth of water table. Windrow composting of the biodegradable waste is proposed for converting it to compost. The dry components of solid waste will be sent into series of trammels and conveyors which separate the plastics and polythene by controlled blowing of air, the metals specially iron by magnetic separators. All these materials are conveyed to different points and will stack for reuse.

 

This project falls under activity 7 (i) CMSWMF, category B, since the proposed site is located within 10 Km from the boundary of Aryanagar Industrial Area which is declared critically Polluted area as per Office Memorandum J-11013/5/2010-IA.II(I) issued by Ministry of Environment and Forests on 15th March 2010 and also within 10 Kms. From the boundary of National Capital Territory of Delhi, the project is treated as category ‘A’ Project.

 

          During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following additional TOR for further study:        

 

(i)           The project should be designed based on the population projections as by Master Plan of Loni/Ghaziabad city. Submit the details of Land use as per Master Plan.

 

(ii)          Submit a 10 km. radius map (on survey of India toposheet) showing co-ordinates of project site, national highway, state highway, district road/approach road, river, canal, natural drainage; protected areas, under Wild Life (Protection) Act, archaeological site, natural lake, flood area, human settlements (with population), industries, high tension electric line, prominent wind direction (summer and winter), effluent drain, if any and ponds etc. should be presented and impacts assessed on the same. Submit the details of Alternative site analysis. Submit the details of environmental setting, land use plan indicating the habitation and road networking. 

 

(iii)        Examine and submit details of alternative technologies viz. RDF shall also be evolved.

 

(iv)         Submit the details of base line environmental data.

 

(v)          Examine and submit details of storm water/ leachate collection from the composted area.

 

(vi)         Examine and submit details of monitoring of water quality around the landfill site. Water analysis shall also include for nitrate and phosphate.

 

(vii)       Examine and submit details of the odour control measures.

 

(viii)     Examine and submit details of impact on water bodies/rivers/ ponds and mitigative measures during rainy season.

 

(ix)        Submit the criteria for assessing waste generation.

 

(x)          Submit a copy of the layout plan of project site showing solid waste storage, green belt (width & length, 33% of the project area), all roads, prominent wind direction, processing plant & buildings etc. should be provided.

 

(xi)        Submit a copy of the status of ambient air quality and surface and ground water quality, soil type, cropping pattern, land use pattern, population, socio-economic status, anticipated air and water pollution.

 

(xii)       Submit a copy of the topography of the area indicating whether the site requires any filling, if so, the details of filling, quantity of fill material required, its source and transportation, etc.

 

(xiii)     Examine and submit the details of impact on the drainage and nearby habitats/settlements (surroundings).

 

(xiv)      Examine and submit the details of surface hydrology and water regime and impact on the same.

 

(xv)       Examine and submit the details of one complete season AAQ data (except monsoon) with the dates of monitoring, impact of the project on the AAQ of the area (including H2S, CH4).

 

(xvi)      Submit a copy of detailed plan of waste management.

 

(xvii)    Submit the details of sanitary land fill site impermeability and whether it would be lined, if so details thereof.

 

(xviii)  Submit the details of composting yard, lining to prevent leaching.

 

(xix)     Submit the details of compliance with respect to the guidelines of CPCB including green belt.

 

(xx)       Examine and submit the details of impact on environmental sensitive areas.

 

(xxi)     A NOC from Airport Authority of India/ Hindon Airbase of Indian Air force shall be obtained.

 

(xxii)    Examine and submit the details of rehabilitation/compensation package for the project effected people, if any.

 

(xxiii)  Submit the details of the awareness program/capacity building with budgetary provisions.

 

(xxiv)   Submit Environmental Management Plan and Environmental Monitoring Plan with costs and parameters.

 

Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan.

         

          A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

 

4.14    Finalization of ToR for development of Municipal Solid Wastes Land fill site near Mirjapur Industrial area in Mirjapur, Uttar Pradesh by M/s UP Jal Nigam [F.No. 10-44/2010-IA-III]

As presented by the project proponent, the project involves establishment of Integrated Solid Waste Disposal Facility (ISWDF)   near Mirzapur Industrial Area (approx. 7.0 km), Mirzapur. The proposed site is located at village Tand,  Khasara No. 8,17 Tehsil Sadar connected with Mirzapur Rewa Road by a trace path. Total area of the plot is 14.20 Acres.  The total project outlay is estimated at Rs 1068.81 lacs.  Mirzapur railway station is 7.5 km, and Varanasi Airport is around 63.6 km away from proposed MSW site. Nearest City -Mirzapur (8.3 km). District Headquarter- NIC, Mirjapur Mirjapur Rewa road is approx 300 m from the proposed site.

 

The per capita per day waste generation is around 310 gm/ capita/ day. The facility will receive 109 TPD of municipal waste as per MSW Rules, 2000. The project envisages composting of Biodegradable waste, segregation of recyclables like plastics, polythenes & metal and processing of Inert for separation of stone grit, glass and sand. The rejects which can not be used any further will be sent to Sanitary Landfill site for final disposal. The leachate treatment unit, leachate collection sump, equalization tank, treatment control room shall be provided.

 

The landfill will be developed / prepared in form of cells. Each cell is designed for the period of 5 years. The cell is prepared by excavating the area depending upon the depth of water table. Windrow composting of the biodegradable waste is proposed for converting it to compost. The dry components of solid waste will be sent into series of trammels and conveyors which separate the plastics and polythene by controlled blowing of air, the metals specially iron by magnetic separators. All these materials are conveyed to different points and will stack for reuse.

 

This project falls under activity 7 (i) CMSWMF, category B, since the proposed site is located within 10 Km from the boundary of Mirzapur Industrial Area which is declared Critically Polluted area as notified by CPCB, as per the Office Memorandum J-11013/5/2010-IA.II(I) issued by Ministry of Environment and Forests on 15th March 2010, the project is treated as category ‘A’ Project.

 

          During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following additional TOR for further study:        

 

i)             The project should be designed based on the population projections as by Master Plan of Mirjapur city. Submit the details of Land use as per Master Plan.

 

ii)           Submit a 10 km. radius map (on survey of India topo-sheet) showing co-ordinates of project site, national highway, state highway, district road/approach road, river, canal, natural drainage; protected areas, under Wild Life (Protection) Act, archaeological site, natural lake, flood area, human settlements (with population), industries, high tension electric line, prominent wind direction (summer and winter), effluent drain, if any and ponds etc. should be presented and impacts assessed on the same. Submit the details of Alternative site analysis. Submit the details of environmental setting, land use plan indicating the habitation and road networking. 

 

iii)       Examine and submit details of alternative technologies viz. RDF shall also be evolved.

 

iv)          Submit the details of base line environmental data.

 

v)         Examine and submit details of storm water/ leachate collection from the composted area.

 

vi)       Examine and submit details of monitoring of water quality around the landfill site. Water analysis shall also include for nitrate and phosphate.

 

vii)      Examine and submit details of the odour control measures.

 

viii)       Examine and submit details of impact on water bodies/rivers/ ponds and mitigative measures during rainy season.

 

ix)       Submit the criteria for assessing waste generation.

 

x)         Submit a copy of the layout plan of project site showing solid waste storage, green belt (width & length, 33% of the project area), all roads, prominent wind direction, processing plant & buildings etc. should be provided.

 

xi)       Submit a copy of the status of ambient air quality and surface and ground water quality, soil type, cropping pattern, land use pattern, population, socio-economic status, anticipated air and water pollution.

 

xii)             Submit a copy of the topography of the area indicating whether the site requires any filling, if so, the details of filling, quantity of fill material required, its source and transportation, etc.

 

xiii)       Examine and submit the details of impact on the drainage and nearby habitats/settlements (surroundings).

 

xiv)       Examine and submit the details of surface hydrology and water regime and impact on the same.

 

xv)      Examine and submit the details of one complete season AAQ data (except monsoon) with the dates of monitoring, impact of the project on the AAQ of the area (including H2S, CH4).

 

xvi)       Submit a copy of detailed plan of waste management.

 

xvii)      Submit the details of sanitary land fill site impermeability and whether it would be lined, if so details thereof.

 

xviii)    Submit the details of composting yard, lining to prevent leaching.

 

xix)       Submit the details of compliance with respect to the guidelines of CPCB including green belt.

 

xx)      Examine and submit the details of impact on environmental sensitive areas.

 

xxi)       A NOC from Airport Authority of India shall be obtained.

 

xxii)     Examine and submit the details of rehabilitation/compensation package for the project effected people, if any.

 

xxiii)    Submit the details of the awareness program/capacity building with budgetary provisions.

 

xxiv)    Submit Environmental Management Plan and Environmental Monitoring Plan with costs and parameters.

 

Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan.

         

          A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

 

4.15    Environmental Clearance for Dredging (Limited Controlled Blasting Technique) for LNG Port at Dabhol, Maharashtra by M/s Ratnagiri Gas and Power Ltd [F. No. 11-20/2010-IA.III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the  clearance, was earlier issued to Dabhol Power Company  vide letter no. J-16011/19/93-IA-III, dated 12.04.1994 for establishment of port facilities, which also includes dredging operation. The LNG terminal can be commissioned after completion of balance dredging work, which involves soft dredging and rock dredging, left out from the DPC period. The channel depth of 14.5 M CD is required for safe navigation of LNG ship. The estimated quantity of rock dredging will be only 65,000 cum, which is proposed to be fragmented by utilizing limited control blasting technology before removal by conventional dredging equipments. The blasting  methodology has been developed by Central Water and Power Research Station (CWPRS), Pune for minimizing the adverse impact on surroundings and environment. Environment Impact Assessment (EIA), which was already conducted by DPC have provided the necessary guidance, which will be followed for reducing the adverse impact on the environment from the dredging and associated activities.  

 

            The proponent requested that the proposal is only modification in the dredging which was permitted already, hence requested for issue of amendment to the EC.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)             Examine the type and density of rocks and explore the technology available which can do cutting instead of blasting. The rock cutters can be used for cutting of rocks having 40 mpa (mega pascal) which can eliminate rock blasting. The requirement of rock blasting should be decided based on the Geotechnical investigations and technology available for rock cutter.

 

In view of the foregoing observation, the proposal is deferred and shall be considered only after the above observation is addressed and submitted for reconsideration.  

 

4.16    CRZ clearance for the construction of swimming pool in the existing beach resort of Hotel Puducherry Ashok in CRZ-III by M/s Hotel Puducherry Ashok [F. No. 11-34/2010-IA.III]

As presented by the proponent the proposal involves construction swimming pool in the existing beach resort of Hotel Puducherry Ashok. The Size of the pool is 9.00 x 18.00 m. The water requirement is 100KLD and refilling is required in 2-3 months. The location of the pool is beyond 200 m in CRZ-III areas. The Puducherry Coastal Zone Management Authority recommended the proposal for the issue of CRZ Clearance.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)             The water from the Swimming pool whenever replaced shall be treated and used for gardening/horticulture purposes.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for CRZ                    Clearance with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.17    CRZ clearance for permission to handle crude oil and petroleum products connecting Chidambaranar Oil Jetty at M/s Karikal Port Trust [F. No. 11-35/2010-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the Clearance was accorded vide letter No. 10-2/2006-IA-III, dated 6.05.2006 for the development of Karaikal Port. The first Phase of the development was complete which is breakwaters, berths, a dredged navigational channel. Phase II development was cleared vide letter No. 10-42/2009-IA-III dated 22.09.2009 for the construction of additional 03 berths, enhancement of handling capacity from 4 MMTPA to 20.5 MMTPA, Deepening and widening of the navigational channel, turning circle and berthing area.

 

Presently, Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (An subsidiary of IOCL) owns and operates Chidambaranar Oil Jetty at Nagapatinam for transporting Crude Oil to their refinery. For better capacity utilization and efficiency in operation, Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited proposes to transport Crude Oil by laying pipeline interconnecting Karaikal Port Berth facilities and their existing Chidambaranar Oil Jetty Pipeline in Nagapatinam, Tamilnadu. Initial estimation of handling will be One Million Metric Tonnes of Crude Oil and other Petroleum Products Per Annum.

 

Karaikal Port Private Limited has identified Berth No. 1 for the above purpose. The Berth No. 1 is presently used for General and Bulk cargo. The above change in use does not involve any additional construction activities.

 

Puducherry Coastal Zone Management Authority discussed in the 23rd meeting of the Puducherry coastal zone management authority held on 25.06.2010 and recommended the proposal vide letter no. 448/DSTE/PCZMA/CLR/JE/2010/526 dated 16th July, 2010.

 

The Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd has requested to consider their proposal of laying 20 inch pipeline from Karaikal Port to their existing Chidambaranar Oil jetty and connect to the existing pipeline. The pipeline will be laid using the Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) to cross the river Vettar (about 350 m) also since it is a single proposal and Tamil Nadu Coastal Zone Management Authority has recommended.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)             Oil contingency plan shall be implemented.

 

ii)           Risk Assessment & Emergency Management Plan shall be prepared.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for CRZ                     Clearance with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.18    Finalization for ToR for construction of berth No.10 at Karaikal Port, Karaikal, Puducherry by M/s Karikal Port Trust [F. No. 11-53 /2010-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the Environmental Clearance was accorded vide letter No. 10-2/2006-IA-III, dated 6.05.2006 for the development of Karaikal Port. The first Phase of the development was complete which has breakwaters, berths, a dredged navigational channel. Phase II development was cleared vide letter No. 10-42/2009-IA-III dated 22.09.2009 for  the construction of additional 03 berths, enhancement of handling capacity from 4 MMTPA to 20.5 MMTPA, Deepening and widening of the navigational channel, turning circle and berthing area.

 

Karaikal port has proposed to construct berth No.10 which will have floating dry dock of capacity to lift panamax size ships i.e a lifting capacity up to 30000 tons. The total no. of ships envisaged to be repaired in a year is around 40-50. The type of repair would include- hull cleaning, hull/vessel repair, tail shaft withdrawal, rudder and propeller repairs, under water valves overhauling, pipe renewals, tank cleaning, engine room machinery repairs, deck machinery repairs, bridge/navigation equipment repairs etc.

 

The floating dock would be moored alongside the berth and would have a ramp in front for easy transfer of men and material. The floating dock would be supported by following workshops in the shore next to berth- mechanical shop, pipe shop, steel shop, electrical shop, maintenance shop, general stores, paint store, staging and rigger shops. All safety procedures as per industrial standards would be implemented in the ship repair yard and no worker would be permitted to enter the yard without safety wears like shoes, dress, hard hats, gloves etc. The movement of the ships in the dry dock would be done with the assistance of tugs of the port and all vessels would adhere to the standard guidelines of the port.

 

The Puducherry Coastal Zone Management Authority recommended the proposal for CRZ Clearance.

 

During the discussions, the Committee noted that the project is an expansion of the existing port and will attract the provisions of 7 (ii) of the EIA Notification, 2006. The proposal would require an EIA and finalized the following ToR for further study.  

 

i)         Submit the details of Oil Contingency plan.

 

ii)       Examine and submit the details of traffic which is likely to be increased due to the development of the project also examine the impact of the expansion.

 

iii)      Submit the details of Risk Assessment and Emergency Management Plan both for natural and manmade hazards including cyclones.

 

iv)      Examine and submit the details of the shore line studies to study the erosion and accretion.

 

v)        Submit details of the activities to be undertaken in the CRZ area.

 

vi)      Details of the fishing activities in the area and impact on the fishing activities.

 

vii)     Details of the dredging, disposal and reclamation.

 

viii)   Submit the details of activities proposed in the berth, along with details of Storage / handling of various cargo and spillage / leakage/ dust preventive measures.

 

ix)      Submit the details of the compliance of the conditions and Environmental safeguards stipulated in the earlier clearance letters.

 

x)        Environment Management Plan and Monitoring Plans with budgetary provisions.

 

A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification, 2006.

 

The committee also recommended the exemption of the public hearing since the expansion is within the port area. 

 

4.19    Finalisation of TOR for LNG Import Terminal at Pipavav Marine facility at Rajula Taluk, District Amreli, Gujarat by M/s Swan Energy Ltd.  [F. No. 11-36/2010 -IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the project involves establishment of LNG Import Terminal at Pipavav Marine facility at Rajula Taluk, District Amreli, Gujarat to supply gas to the proposed LNG/ Natural gas based power plant of capacity 1050 MW at Pipavav in Amreli District, Gujarat. Primarily, two sites were investigated in detail for the setting up and feasibility of the LNG import terminal for the above mentioned requirements. Site 1 is located within Gujarat Pipavav Port Limited (GPPL) limits further up the creek from the existing container terminal. Site 2, lying just outside Port Limits of GPPL and off the entrance channel. 

 

Site 2 location was assessed to be the most feasible. This option would be nearest the power plant site and thus operational integration between the marine facility and power plant is envisaged. The terminal planned shall have an approximately 1.4 kilometer breakwater/approach trestle, a jetty head, mooring dolphins, an Floating Storage and Re- gasification Unit (FSRU)  and supporting structures to handle LNG vessels ranging from 70,000 m3 to 1,35,000 m3 capacity. A pile line shall be laid connecting the proposed facility and the power plant. In initial phase, only one jetty to berth Q-Max vessel is planned. In future phases, 2 more jetties shall be constructed to accommodate 3 vessels at the same time. Further phases are need based and shall be planned accordingly.

 

The proposed FSRU System will be composed of an FSU, which is a converted LNG Carrier that will be Jetty moored at Pipavav, together with Re-gasification equipment placed on the Jetty platform. The existing LNG Carrier systems will be refurbished, repaired or renewed as necessary and certified based on ABS Codes and Standards. All equipment will be designed, fabricated and certified based on ABS Codes and Standards.  The LNG Carrier together with additional systems installed on the Jetty will be part of the conversion into an FSRU System, together enabling efficient and safe operations

 

During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following additional TOR for further study:        

 

i)                 Submit the status of compliance of EC / Consent conditions of existing activities of Pipavav Port

 

ii)               Submit the recommendations of the State Coastal Zone Management Authority (SCZMA).

 

iii)              Submit the impact due tot the proposed activities on fishing

 

iv)              Submit the Risk assessment, emergency evacuation and Disaster Management Plan.

 

v)                Submit the details of hydro dynamics studies including pre- monsoon & post – monsoon data.

 

Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan.

         

          A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification, 2006. 

 

4.20    CRZ clearance for establishment of a connectivity link from Kharghar to Taloja at Pendhar in Navi Mumbai by M/s City and Industrial Development corporation of Maharashtra Ltd. [F. No. 11-37/2010-IA.III]

          As presented by the proponent, the proposal involves establishment of a connectivity link from Sector-26 of Kharghar to Taloja at Pendhar in Navi Mumbai. The taloja –Pendhar is on east side and Kharghar is on West side of Mumbai Pune Highway NH- 4.The project road of 158 m passes CRZ-I and 882 m in CRZ –II area and 75 m of river. The ROW is 30 m. The estimated cost is Rs. 89.24 crores.

          The proposed road is in CRZ –I and will be elevated at certain portions/bridge. The bridge between chainage 450 m to 1075 m (total 625 m Length will have piers at 30 m interval. The pile cap is 5.4 x 5.4 m size and out of total 24 nos of pile caps, 12 falls in mangrove area. About 753.75 sqm mangrove area comes under pier and proposed approach road. A compensatory plantation of mangroves is proposed to be undertaken near the project site on an area of about 2,000 sqm. There is no R & R issues involved.

          The MCZMA has considered the proposal in it’s meeting held on 04.08.2009 and 14.01.2010 and recommended the proposal to MoEF vide No. MCZMA/2009/CR-16 dated 11.02.2010.

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)             CIDCO shall obtain prior permission from the Hon’ble High Court of Bombay for the activities in Mangrove area prior to the commencement of the activity.

 

ii)           Compensatory plantation of mangroves shall be carried out before the start of work.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for CRZ                    Clearance with the above conditions in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.21    Finalization of TOR for Construction of Mechanised jetty facility in land of Kotombi village, Bicholim Taluk North Goa by M/s Bandekar Brothers Pvt. Ltd [F. No. 11-41/2010-IA.III]

          As presented by the proponent, the proposal involves Construction of Mechanised jetty facility at S.No. 7/4 of Kotombi village, Bicholim Taluk North Goa for handling iron ore. Stockyard is about 800 m from the jetty and the iron ore will be transported by tippers to the jetty and loaded in to the barges of 75 x 18 m size.  . Cantiliver type jetty of 15 x 9 m size is proposed. The loading capacity is 90, 000 T/Month. The draft required in -3.5m. Project involves Capital dredging of 2400 Cum and maintenance dredging of 850 Cum.     

          Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority recommended the proposal vide letter no. GCZMA/N/09-10/06/730 dated 21.01.2010.

During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following additional TOR for further study:        

 

i)             Submit the details of alternative site analysis.

 

ii)        The site is located in North Goa which is identified as hot spot as per the OM dated 03.11.2009, hence a Comprehensive EIA shall be prepared, based on a minimum of 3 seasons data and environment impact assessment report should be prepared based on actual field measurements, appropriate modeling studies etc.

 

Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan.

         

          A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

 

4.22    CRZ clearance for Pedder road viaduct by M/s MSRDC. [F.No.11-42/2010-IA.III]

The Committee decided to defer the project neither circulated the documents nor attended the meeting.

 

3rd Day:  20th August, 2010:

 

4.23    Environmental and CRZ Clearance for establishment of Navi Mumbai International Airport by M/s. City & Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra Ltd. [F.No.10-53/2009-IA.III].

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal was considered in the 89th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee held on 21st-23rd July 2010, the Committee asked following information:

 

i).           Submit a copy of the report prepared by the Technical Committee appointed by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, who has recommended the Navi Mumbai site for an International Airport.

 

ii).          Reasons for selecting the site with the details of alternative sites examined and rejected/ selected on merits with Comparative Statement along with any other site with 100km of Mumbai outside CRZ on a map based on latest Satellite imagery.

 

iii).        Social Impact Assessment (SIA) study report.

 

iv).         CRZ map on 1:4000 scale indicating HTL/LTL and superimposing the layout plan on the map prepared by an authorised agency.

 

          CIDCO submitted a copy of report prepared by the Technical Committee appointed by Ministry of Civil Aviation and study of Alternative Sites on 10.08.2010. The Social Impact Assessment report was submitted on 17.08.2010 to the Ministry. The details submitted were put up for appraisal.

 

          During discussions, following points emerged:

 

i).       CIDCO identified 17 alternative sites within a radius of 100km including Navi Mumbai Site. Out of the 17 sites, 11 sites were rejected because of distance, availability of level terrain, Glide Slope, Obstacle Assessment Analysis, CRZ, Topography, Ground transportation and availability of Social and Physical infrastructure.

 

Regarding the Kalyan Site, it was informed that the existing runway orientation is not as per prevailing wind direction, the Obstructions are in the flight path and also due to the Defence Land and the location of High Pressure Physics Laboratory of BARC, Trombay, this site is not suitable.

 

a).   The Committee observed that while short listing the 6 Sites, no equal weightage/criteria had been given to every alternative site and they were rejected due to one or the other reasons except the Navi Mumbai Site.

 

b).   The Committee asked to re-examine in detail the following 4 sites with equal weightage/ criteria on 0 to 100 scale including the financial implications for cutting, filling with quantities, diversion/training of rivers, rehabilitation of the population and also the status of land acquisition/ possession government and private land etc.

 

                                         i.    Wada

                                       ii.    Ansoli

                                      iii.    Kalyan

                                      iv.    Navi Mumbai

 

ii).      The base line studies given in the EIA report carried out for Navi Mumbai site were not found upto the mark. The sampling locations, analysis of data, high concentration of oil & grease, presence of high level of mercury in ground water etc. Variation of data/ zero concentration of BOD in water are not explained/ understandable and report does not contain anything about the quality assurance. The sampling locations identified for ground water monitoring includes even the ponds. Re examine the data both for water and air.                 

 

iii).    It was informed by CIDCO that the requisite CRZ map of the area is being prepared by Anna University which will be available only after 31st August.

 

                 The Committee asked to get the fresh recommendations from           MCZMA on the CRZ map.

 

iv).     While discussing the site plan of the proposed Navi Mumbai Airport, the Committee asked CIDCO to re-examine the layout plan to relocate the non-operational area at some other nearby location to: save the mangroves covered area and lagoon area, which acts as natural buffer for tidal influence, and acts as a storage of the tide water during high tides. large number of Mangroves and mudflats. North side runway may also be shifted 50m-100m to South ward side to avoid the training of Gadhi River and also conserve most of the natural drainage of the area.

 

          To achieve the same the Committee suggested that:

 

a)      The Off Airport site facilities could be shifted to southern side of the airport. Only the On Airport site may be elevated appropriately beyond high flood level.

 

b)     The northern boundary of the On Airport site may be slightly brought down to south about 100m from the Panvel branch of the creek (Gadhi river) running east-west and the eastern periphery from the river at also about 100m away.

 

c)      Efforts should be made to retain the flow of Ulwe River to its natural course. Wherever necessary, it could be covered or bridges made under the runway or airport terminal building.

 

v)        The Committee asked to examine and submit the details of expected rise in the water levels of the rivers/creek due to filling of On Airport Site under worst environmental conditions including long term silting, simultaneous highest tide and cloud burst as well as climate change delineating impact on the surrounding area and proposed urbanisation as per Master Plan of Navi Mumbai.

vi)      Some reservations were made due to the existence of Matheran (18km) and Prabalgad (13km) hills on the east in the line of the proposed runways which may pose significant concern for safety as well as for noise pollution to the habitats of Matheran. Examine the impact of the proposed airport on the above including Karnala Bird Sanctuary.

 

vii)     The Committee also suggests that the runways can also be constructed on stilts as proposed for the Agati Airport, Lakshdeep Islands and also as per the existing Airports at Osaka, Japan and Macau.

 

viii)   The Committee suggested that the EIA/ Study reports submitted by CIDCO may also be sent to Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), Mumbai for their comments.

 

          The presentation was incomplete due to time constraint and the Committee deferred the remaining part which will be taken up in the next meeting. The Committee also observed that they could have a special meeting at Mumbai and undertake the field visits of some of the sort listed sites after the CRZ maps duly approved by MCZMA are available with their recommendations.

 

4.24    Environmental and CRZ clearance for captive port and desalination plant at Kohatai, Cuddalore District by M/s Infrastructure Leasing and Financial services Ltd, Tamil Nadu [F. No. 11-43/2010-IA.III]

As presented by the proponent, the proposal involves establishment of captive port and desalination plant at Kohatai, Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu for handling of coal for the proposed 3600 MW (2 x 600 MW sub-critical technology and 3x800 MW super critical technology) thermal power plant near Parangipettai in Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu, India. Handling capacity of the Captive Port is 15 MTPA and Desalination Plant capacity is 30 MLD.

 

The Terms of Reference (TOR) was accorded vide letter No: J-13012/34/2008-IA.II (T), dated July 9, 2008 for the integrated project in the 69th meeting of EAC-(Thermal) held on 30-04-2010, EAC(Thermal) has recommended the proposal for Environment Clearance(EC) for Thermal Power Project with a conditions to obtain Environmental and CRZ clearance for Captive Port. 

 

The proposed Captive port is situated towards East & adjacent to the proposed thermal power plant and Captive Desalination Plant is proposed within the power plant premises. Total seawater required for the thermal power plant and captive desalination plant is 34,100 m3/hr which will be sourced from Bay of Bengal. Seawater intake and marine outfall locations are identified based on mathematical model studies and seawater intake is proposed between the break waters towards Northern side. The total quantity of hot water discharge from proposed power plant will be 25886 m3/hr and total quantity of reject brine from the proposed desalination plant will be 2381 m3/hr and the marine outfall is proposed towards North of northern breakwater, at 1500 m distance into the sea. Pipelines are proposed for intake & outfall arrangements of the power plant.

 

The proposed port facilities include Two breakwaters  (Northern Breakwater -  2,100 m and a Southern Breakwater- 1,150 m), Dredged approach channel (3,300 m long, 160 m wide, -16.1 m CD to cater 80,000 DWT and facilities enhanced in future to receive 200,000 DWT vessels),  Turning Circle (Dia 500 m and depth - 15.5 m CD), Two coal berths (total length 600 m and depth -15.5 m CD), Mechanical unloaders of rated capacity 4000 TPH on each berth and covered conveyor system for transport of coal to the power plant stack yard area. Coal will be unloaded using mechanical unloaders and will be conveyed using covered coal conveyors to the storage area proposed in the power plant area.

 

The quantity of capital dredging is estimated as 11million cubic meter (MCM).  The existing ground levels at the project site are about +1.5 m to +2.0 m CD. This needs to be raised to about +4.5 m CD in port area. About 1 MCM of suitable material from capital dredging will be used for dumping along the waterfront for leveling purposes and the balance shall be disposed off to Sea beyond 30 m contour at the disposal area that has been identified by mathematical model study carried out by DHI.

 

Mathematical modeling studies for the littoral drift were carried out by HR Wallingford using COSMOS-2D. Based on this study, about 10,000 m3 per annum of siltation is expected at the channel and will be disposed off at the offshore dumping ground. Sand accretion of the order of 150,000 m3 per annum is expected on the south of south breakwater & this will be periodically dredged and transported to nourish the shoreline to the northern side of the port. The drift material could be accumulated in a sand trap provided on south of south breakwater but as the likely quantity is very small model studies recommended that the sand trap requirement is firmed up after  monitoring in initial few years.  If required, the sand trap of about 250,000 cum capacity would be provided. It would be periodically dredged during fair weather season of January to April using a small cutter suction dredger. A 40 KLD capacity of Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) is proposed to treat wastewater generated from canteen and port operations. Coal storage area of 208 acres considering 60 days storage requirement for the proposed thermal power plant is estimated. The maximum stack height of 10 m will be maintained from the point of view of safety against fires. In addition to this, dust suppression measures will be adopted to control fugitive dust emissions from coal storage areas.

 

Shoreline changes study for the project coast has been carried out by INCOIS, Hyderabad and the study using Landsat data depicts that the coastlines of the area are under “no change to accretion” effects & free from erosion. The same trend has prevailed from 1979 to 2008. National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), an authorized agency was engaged for demarcation of HTL, LTL and CRZ. As per the NIO report, the port boundary falls within 500 m setback line and the proposed project site boundary is 100 m away from the Buckingham canal on the West. The project development area does not fall or contain any environmentally sensitive areas. A detailed EMP has been prepared for the project and among other measures to mitigate the environmental impact, it is proposed to utilize the accretion quantity on the southern side and dredge spoil generated out of maintenance dredging for beach nourishment as required.

 

The District and State Coastal Zone Management Committees of Tamilnadu considered the proposal for undertaking activities like intake-outfall pipelines, conveyor gallery structure and other allied infrastructures within CRZ area and recommended the proposal vide their letter No 8209/EC-3/2010-1 dated 29-04-2010

 

Public hearing was conducted on 05.02.2010 for the thermal power plant including the marine facility. The major issues raised are disturbance to the Pitchavaram and employment. It is proposed to conserve the mangorves through Department of Ocean Management, Annamalai University.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

i)             Examine and submit the details of Coal Spillage & Management

 

ii)           Submit the details of Environment Management and Monitoring Plan with costs and parameters and also Disaster Management Plan.

 

iii)          Examine and Submit the impact on Fishing activities

 

iv)          Submit the EMP showing sand bypassing techniques and nourishment of the coast on the northern side which is subjected to erosion

 

v)            The area selected for dumping of dredge spoil at a depth of 30 m contour shall be adequate to ensure that reduction in depth is not more than 0.50 m and appropriately demarcated during execution and a suitable field monitoring programme shall be submitted.

 

vi)          Once the breakwater is constructed, the Vellar river mouth is vulnerable to accretion and the mouth is likely to get closed due to prevailing coastal processes. The mouth also helps to drain large flood during northeast monsoon rain and cyclone. The tidal exchange through Vellar river mouth also supports the mangroves nested with Pitchavaram. The river mouth has to be maintained along with its natural hydrology and tidal prism and hence appropriate remedial action programme to keep the mouth open shall be monitored regularly and details shall be submitted to the Ministry.

 

vii)         The volume of annual gross and net littoral drift  reported for this coastal region where the breakwaters are proposed appear to be very low and probably needs to be confirmed by actual field data on waves and other accepted software tools. It is suggested to undertake one year directional wave measurements to evaluate actual volume of littoral drift

 

 

viii)       Programme for preservation of the existing mangrove on the southern side of the plant area lying within 10 km radius and proposed additional plantation shall be developed together with EMP and submitted.

 

ix)          The present EIA study is confined to the proposed project and does not cover the possible environmental issues arising out of developments at the adjacent areas. A comprehensive EIA study shall be taken up in future at each and every stage of new developments in the close proximity of the ILFS project and the project proponent shall initiate action in this regard at appropriate time.

 

x)            The project proponent confirmed that there would be no further developments apart from what has been shown in the layout (an approach trestle and two coal berths of 600m long on the seaward side within the enclosed basin formed by two breakwaters) and as such no development will be allowed without the prior environmental clearance.

 

xi)          The layout does not show provision for fire fighting equipment, provision for marine craft berths etc. Examine and submit the details.

 

xii)        Wherever coastal front is available adjacent to the project site, Tsunami bund with natural beach sand / dredged sand may be constructed to avoid flooding due to storm surge and similar natural causes.

 

xiii)       A detailed monthly field monitoring programme by a reputed organization shall be carried out on the coastal process and marine environment for 10 km radius including Vellar river during construction and operational stages.

 

xiv)       All the socio-economic factors such as medical facilities, employment opportunities, educational facilities etc for the local people shall be implemented in full and reported to the Ministry in its regular reports on six-monthly basis (June and December).

 

xv)         The Committee noted that there are no intermediate coal storage facilities and the conveyor runs straight from the coal berths to the plant site in enclosed conveyor system to ensure minimum pollution due to coal dust and other suspended matter.

 

xvi)       The present requirements shall be over and above those indicated by the other Committee which accorded environmental clearance for the power plant and the desalination plant.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment                    and CRZ Clearance after submission of the details at item (i) to (vi) with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.25    CRZ clearance for the constructions of Sewage Treatement Plant (STP) and out fall pipeline in Nagore, Tamil Nadu by M/s Nagapattinam Municipality. [F. No. 11-49/2010-IA.III]

 

Nagapattinam is a Selection Grade Municipality covering an area of 14.90 sq.km. and district head quarters of Nagapattinam District. It is bounded by Bay of Bengal on East, Thiruvarur District on West, River Kaduvaiyaru on South and Karaikal Town of Puduchery State on North. The Population of the Municipal Town as per 2001 census is 92525. The Nagapattinam Town is not provided with Underground Sewerage Scheme and drain facilities. The sewage / sullage generated from the area flows through local streams and find their way to River Devanathi, Kaduvaiyaru and Vettaru thereby polluting the Rivers. Also, the waste water stagnates in low lying areas and creates foul smell, mosquito breeding and unhygienic conditions in the Town.

   

 In order to avoid these, the local body proposed to implement an Underground Sewerage Scheme to the Nagapattinam Town and the Govt. of Tamil Nadu has approved Rs 49.43 crores for the above scheme.   

 

          The Nagapattinam town is divided into 2 areas namely Nagapattinam & Nagoore and 8 Zones. Zone 1 to 6 belongs to Nagapattinam Area and remaining 7&8 belongs to Nagoore area . The Sewage from Zone 1 to 6 will be collected in MPS II at Kottaivasal and will be pumped to 9.63 MLD capacity STP proposed to be installed at TS No 1560/1A which is part of Compost yard of Nagapattinam Town. The Sewage from Zone 7 & 8 will be collected in PS 8 and there by pumped to 2.96 MLD Capacity STP proposed to be constructed at TS No 965 / 1 C , Jaffar Park , Nagoore .

 

        The treatment technology adopted for both the STP’s is Activated Sludge Process with Sludge handling units.

 

      The Nagapattinam STP site (TS 1560/1A) is located at 1050 m from Sea, 300 m from river Devanathi & Kaduvaiyaru and 116 m from HTL of River Kaduvaiyaru.  The Nagoore STP site (TS 960/1C) is situated about 750 from bay of Bengal, 150 m from River Vettaru and 106 m from HTL ( river ).

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)             Possibilities shall be explored for reuse of the treated sewage water instead of disposal into Sea. 

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment                    Clearance with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.26    CRZ clearance for laying of Transfer pipeline from North oil Jetty to IOCL tank of PHBPL, Paradip, Orissa by M/S Indian Oil Corporation [F.No. 11-51/2010-IA-III].

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves of Transfer pipeline from North oil Jetty to IOCL tank of PHBPL, Paradip, Orissa. Indian Oil is operating a crude oil pipeline namely PHBPL, originating from Paradip in Orissa  & traversing up to  Barauni in Bihar via Haldia ,West Bengal. The cross- country pipeline facilitates cost- effective transportation of crude oil to meet the requirement of Refineries located at Haldia and Barauni. The pipeline system consists of  i). 30”OD 1263 km long pipeline from Paradip to Barauni, ii) Off-shore crude oil unloading terminal comprising Single Point Mooring ( SPM) system, 48”OD,19.25 km long off-shore line from SPM to shore and 48”OD, 0.5 km on-shore pipeline at Paradip &, iii) On-shore crude oil tank-farm comprising 15 tanks of 60 TKL capacities each.

 

        Crude oil brought by tankers is transferred to the shore tanks through SPM facility & associated pipeline and thereafter crude oil is pumped out from the storage tanks to deliver it to Haldia and Barauni Refineries through the PHBPL.  It is expected that during monsoon season, there could be instances when the tanker operations at Paradip would have to wait for berthing due to unfavorable sea conditions resulting in disruption in crude oil supplies to existing Refineries at Haldia and Barauni and also to upcoming Paradip Refinery. Therefore, use of existing oil jetty with connected pipeline to tank farm would provide continuity of the operation through unloading of crude oil tankers thereby providing operation flexibility at Paradip. Considering above and in order to overcome such a situation, it has been planned  to lay a transfer pipeline from north oil jetty of Paradip port to the Paradip tank-farm of PHBPL for receipt/unloading of crude oil brought by tankers & to store the same in the shore-tanks for further withdrawal. The facility will provide an alternative to maintain the supply of crude oil to the refineries. The proposed facility broadly comprises of i) Laying of 9.5 km long pipeline from north oil jetty to existing tank- farm of PHBPL and hooking-up with the existing crude receipt header &, ii) Providing two nos. marine un-loading arms at the jetty for transferring the crude oil from tanker to the pipeline. The pipeline shall be of 36”OD excepting for a small stretch of 900 mtrs where pipe of 28”OD shall be in use. It has been considered for design flow rate of 4200 kls/hr. Pipes of higher wall thickness are envisaged to be laid across the navigation channel. Pipe across the navigation channel to be laid by HDD (Horizontal Directional Drilling) technique.

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)     HDD (Horizontal Directional Drilling) technique shall be adopted for laying of the pipeline crossing the river/ water bodies.

 

ii)   Safety including sufficient thickness, corrosive resistant etc, shall be adopted as per the norms

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for CRZ                    Clearance with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.27    Environmental Clearance for setting up of SEZ at Perambalur by M/s GVK Perambalur SEZ Ltd,  [F.No.21-301/2008-IA-III].

As presented by the project proponent the project is to be developed in contiguous land with a total area of 3071.97 Acres in the Perambalur district in phases. Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation Limited (TIDCO) has identified the land and GVK Perambalur SEZ Private Limited has purchased the total land except the Government land in the name of SEZ Company. The area for the Multi-Product SEZ falls under the revenue villages of Pennakonam North, Pennakonam South, Eraiyur, Peraiyur and Thirumanduri in Perambalur District of Tamil Nadu.

 

TIDCO has identified this site for Multi Product SEZ and awarded the project to M/s GVK Perambalur SEZ Private Limited through competitive bidding basis.

 

Types of the industries proposed in the SEZ area are Electronics and Computer Hardware, Automobile & Auto Ancillaries, Electrical equipment, Bio‑Technology, IT/ITES, Textiles, Pharmaceuticals, Gems & Jewellery , Leather , Agro & Food Processing, Tanning, Chemical – Organic/Inorganic/Pesticides, Dying, General Engineering goods and Industrial Machinery.

 

The proposed SEZ is to be developed on an area of 2604.13 acres and the balance land will be used as Domestic Tariff Area. The project land usage consists of 55% Processing Area allocated for multi-product industries and 45% Non- Processing Area allocated for residential, commercial, social infrastructure, and utility area.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)     The type of the industries proposed within the SEZ includes tannery, textile, dying etc. which are highly polluting industries and the disposal of the effluent will lead to environmental problem. Proponent is advised to firm up the type of industries with their effluent quantities discharge and emissions and revise the proposal.

In view of the foregoing observation, the proposal is deffered and shall be considered afresh after the identification and confirmation of type of industries.  

 

4.28    Environmental Clearance for Pharmacetutical and fine Chemicals SEZ at Village Bhamasra,  Gangad, Kalyangadh District Ahmedabad, Gujarat by M/s Dishman Infrastructure  [F.No.21-366/2008-IA-III]

The Committee decided to defer the project, since the project proponent did not attend the meeting.

 

4.29    Construction of Medical College at Dudh Line, Port Blair M/s. Directorate of Health Services (F.No. 21-46/2009.IA.III)

 

The project proponents vide letter no. 1-6/MC/DHS/08-09/142 dated 13.08.2010 requested for postponent The Committee decided to defer the project.

 

4.30    Environmental Clearance for Group Housing project at Sy. No. 238/1A, 238/1B, 238/3, 242/3, 242/4---242/8, Alangad Village, Paraveer Taluk, District Ernakulam, Kerala by M/s Sanchari Properties and Devlopers P.Ltd [F.No.21-53/2009-IA-III]

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves construction of group housing on a plot area of 3.906 ha. The total built-up area of the entire project is 1,29,583.06 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct 1,312 apartments (1BR = 288, 1 BR + study = 482, 2BR = 416 and 2 BR + study = 126) in 9 towers (basement + stilt +18 floors). The total water requirement is 909.60 KLD. (Fresh water requirement is 598.40 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 980 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing 295.20 KLD, horticulture 32.37 KLD and nearby plantation 393.17 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 2,624 kgs/day. Total power requirement is 7,300 KVA from State Electricity Board (KSEB). The total car parking provided is of 1,494 (basement = 900, stilt + open = 594) cars + 650 (350 basement + 300 stilt + open) two wheelers. Total cost of the project is Rs. 168 Crores.

 

The proposal was put up for consideration in the 86th meeting held on 25th & 26th March, 2010, and asked some information. The details submitted were examined.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)             Necessary permission from State Highway Authorities/PWD for connecting the site shall be obtained, if necessary.

 

ii)           Internal road surrounding the park may be avoided to facilitate for children’s play area.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental                    Clearance with the above two conditions in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.31    Proposed ‘Amrapali Cosmos’ residential and hotel project at S. No. 76/57, 76/57-2, Village Aluva West, Taluk Aluva, District Ernakulum, Kerala by M/s Ultra Homes Construction Pvt. Ltd. [F.No. 21-19/2010-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves construction of residential and commercial complex “Amrapali Cosmos” on a plot area of 5,258.00 Sq.m with a total buildup area of 26,598 Sq.m. The project will have three blocks (Block 1= Residential, Block 2= Hotel & BLOCK 3= Residential). Both the residential blocks (BLOCK 1 & 3) will have 131 flats whereas the hotel block will have 63 guest rooms. The total water requirement for the project is envisaged to be around 190 KLD (127.3 KLD fresh water requirements). Each block will have a separate STP for their own wastewater (BLOCK 1 = 70 KLD, BLOCK 2 = 35 KLD, BLOCK 3 = 29 KLD). Together these STP’s will generate 100 KLD of treated water. The treated sewage will be used for Housing of toilets horticulture, and DG cooling purposes. The solid waste generation will be approx. 453 kg/ day. The power requirement for the project will be 4128 KW which will be obtained from the Kerala State Electricity Board.  Power back –up will be provided with 3 DG Sets (1 x 1000 kVa + 1 x 500 kVa + 1 x 250 kVa). The project will provide 134 ECS for parking.

 

          Periyar River is 166 m from the site. The site is 17 km away from the sea. The proposal do not attract the CRZ provisions. 

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment                    Clearance.

 

4.32    Proposed integrated Engineering College & Research Center Project at Sy No. 80 pt, Ward no 8, Block No. 32, Meppadi Grama Panchayat, District Wayanad, Kerala by M/s Continental Education Society & Research Center [F. No. 21-20/2010–IA-III].

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves construction of Integrated Engineering College & Research Centre Project on a plot area of 6.073 ha. The total built-up area is 63,958.33 Sq.m. The proposed complex will have Ground + 9 Floors (hostel block). The complex will have academic block, hostel facilities for boys & girls & residential facility for staffs. The total water requirement is 220.505 KLD (fresh water requirement is 100.91 KLD).  The capacity of STP proposed is 238 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets 133.56 KLD & horticulture – 59.013 KLD.  Total solid waste generation will be 590.35 Kg/day. The power requirement is 1,350 KW. The total parking spaces proposed are for 100 cars + 150 two wheelers + 20 buses. Total cost of the project is Rs. 65.00 Crores.

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)             Necessary permission shall be obtained for tree cutting if necessary and compensatory plantation shall be carried out.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment                    Clearance with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.33    Proposed Group housing project at Sy No. 52/4, 53/6, 63/1, ward No. 4 of Olavanna grama Panchayat, irringallur, Olavanna Village, Taluk Kozhikide, District Kozhikode, Kerala by M/s Hilite Builders Pvt. Ltd. [F. No. 21-21/2010–IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves construction of group housing complex on a total plot area is 1.8225 Hectares. The total built-up area is 89,037.35 sq. m. It is proposed to construct 410 dwelling units (2 BR = 192, 2BR + Study = 97, 3 BR = 97, 3 BR + Servant’s Room = 12, 4 BR + Servant’s Room = 12) with recreational area in 3 towers (Basement +Gr. Floor+19 floors). The total water requirement is 291.75 KLD (Fresh water requirement is 189.50 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 315 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets 92.25 KLD, horticulture/irrigation 20.00 KLD, and balance 114.067 KD will be used for nearby plantations. Total solid waste generation will be 820 Kg/day. The power requirement is 3,200 KW. The total parking proposed for 595 cars and 331 two wheelers. Total cost of the project is Rs 103.58 Crore.

               

          The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment                    Clearance.

 

Extra items

 

4.34 CRZ Clearance for car depots at Charkop and Mankhurd along    with alignment of 32 Km through Mahim creek, Mithi river         and Vakola Nalla, Village Mahim, Mumbai by M/s.       Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA, Mumbai [F.No. 11-  97/2009-IA.III].

 

The proposal was earlier considered in the 78th meeting of the EAC held on 20th - 22nd July, 2009, 82nd meeting held on 23rd- 24th November 2009, 86th meeting held on 25th – 26th March, 2010 and again 89th meeting held on 21st –23rd July, 2010. The Committee recommended the metro line alone except the Car depot since it was not permissible under CRZ Notification, 1991.

 

          The proponent in his letter dated stated that the depot is only for halting the trains during night time and there will be no washing etc. and requested to re-consider for issue of CRZ Clearance to Car depot also. The details submitted were examined by the Committee.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)       Submit the details of all the activities proposed at Car depots. Also confirm will there be only parking without any shed/ cover and no other infrastructure for carrying maintenance/ washing/ repairs etc? Submit details of location marked for maintenance facilities.

 

(ii)      MCZMA may be asked to obtain a legal opinion on the permissibility of Car depots including the activities as proposed by MMRDA in CRZ area and then their recommendations.

 

     In view of the foregoing observations, the differed the proposal and shall be considered after the above observations are addressed and submitted for reconsideration.  

 

4.35  Finalisation of TOR for four laning of Sambalpur – Bargargh to   Orissa/ Border Section of NH- 6 in the State of Orissa by         M/s   NHAI.[F.No. 10-57/2010-IA-III].

 

As presented by the Project proponent, the proposal involves four laning of Sambalpur – Bargargh to Orissa/Chattishgarh Border Section of NH- 6 in the State of Orissa. The total length is 88 km. 7.3 km bb pass at  Bargarh. Passess through River Mahanadhi. Existing ROW varies from 13.50 to 72 m. Proposed is 45 to 72 in the existing alignment and 60m in the bypass. 4 No. of Vehicular underpass and 4 nos of pedestrian and cattle underpass are proposed. 5 nos of existing bridges will be widened and two new bridges one in existing alignment and one in bypass are proposed.

 

Total land requirement is 528 .00 ha and 212.68 ha needs to be acquired. There is no Wildlife Sanctuary or national Park within 15 km from the road. The1. 5 km length of road passes through Reserve forests and 8 ha of forests land is required to be acquired. 20,100 nos of trees required to be cut and three times of compensatory plantation is proposed.

 

          During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following additional TOR for further study:        

 

i)          Any litigation(s) pending against the proposed project and/or any directions or orders passed by any court of law/any statutory authority against the project is to be detailed out.

 

ii)        Submit Land use map of the study area to a scale of 1:25,000 based on recent satellite imagery delineating the crop lands (both single and double crop), agricultural plantations, fallow lands, waste lands, water bodies, built-up areas, forest area and other surface features such as railway tracks, airports, roads, and major industries etc. and  submit a detailed ground surveyed map on 1:4000 scale showing the existing features falling within the right of way (RoW) namely trees, structures including archaeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

iii)       Study regarding the requirement of animal bypasses/ underpasses /FOB etc. across the habitation areas shall be carried out. Adequate cattle passes for the movement of agriculture material shall be provided at the stretches passing through habitation areas.

 

iv)       The information should be provided for exact number of trees to be cut (including their girth sizes), their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Also examine and submit details of compensatory afforestation.    Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway/expressway with proper central verge as per the guideline and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance for at least 5 years during operational phase of the project.

 

v)         If the proposed route is passing through a city or town, with houses and human habitation on the either side of the road, the necessity for provision of bypasses/diversions/under passes shall be examined and submitted. The proposal should also indicate the location of wayside amenities, which should include petrol station/service centre, rest areas including public conveyance, telephone booths and ambulance/first aid centres etc. Submit the details of noise control measures viz. noise reflector/ barriers at the Sanctuary area/ thickly populated area.

 

vi)       Submit details about measures taken for the pedestrian safety and construction of underpasses and foot-over bridges along with flyovers and interchanges as per the relevant IRC guidelines.

 

vii)      Assess whether there is a possibility that the proposed project will adversely affect the existing road traffic in the surrounding areas both during construction and operation phases. (e.g. by causing increases in traffic congestion and traffic accidents). Using primary traffic data, traffic forecasting methods as indicated in IRC guidelines.

 

viii)       Examine and submit the details of use of fly ash as per the revised fly ash rules (2009) in the road construction, if the project road is located within the 100 km from the Thermal Power Plant as per the relevant IRC guidelines.

 

ix)       Examine and submit the details of sand quarry borrow area and rehabilitation and mark them on the layout plan.

 

x)         Examine in detail the climate and meteorology of the area (max and min temperature, relative humidity, rainfall); the nearest IMD meteorological station from which climatological data have been obtained to be indicated.

 

xi)       Examine and submit road safety audit as per the guidelines of Ministry of Road Transport of Highway.

 

xii)             Hydrology study should be carried out and examine the impact on the canal system.

 

xiii)       The air quality monitoring should be carried out both before and during the construction phase and also expected increase/decrease after the construction as per the EIA guidance manual.

 

xiv)       Identify project activities during construction and operation phases, which will affect the noise levels and the potential for increased noise resulting from this project. Discuss the effect of noise levels on near by habitation during the construction and operational phases of the proposed highway. Identify noise reduction measures and traffic management strategies to be deployed for reducing the negative impact at critical locations if any. Prediction of noise levels should be done by using mathematical modelling at different representative locations, suitable for Indian conditions clearly indicating the various inputs used in the world.

 

xv)      Examine the impact of the project during the construction phase due to generation of fugitive dust from crusher units, air emissions from hot mix plants and vehicles used for transportation of materials and prediction of impact on ambient air quality using appropriate mathematical model, description of model, input requirement  including ARA/ CBCP emission factors and on site meteorological    parameters) and reference of derivation, distribution of major pollutants and presentation in tabular form for easy interpretation shall be carried out.

 

xvi)       Also examine and submit the details about the protection to existing habitations from dust, noise, odour etc. both during construction and operation stages.

 

xvii)      If the proposed route involves cutting of earth, the details of area to be cut, depth of cut, locations, soil type, volume and quantity of earth and other materials to be removed with location of disposal/ dump site along with necessary permission.

 

xviii)    Examine and submit the details of measures taken during constructions of bridges across river/canal/major or minor drains keeping in view the flooding of the rivers and the life span of the existing bridges. Provision of speed breakers, safety signals, service lanes and foot paths should be examined at appropriate locations through out the proposed road to avoid the accidents as per the relevant IRC guideline.

 

xix)       Submit the details of source of water, availability and utilizable quantity, usage and impact on other competitive users.

 

xx)      If there will be any change in the drainage pattern after the proposed activity, details of changes shall be examined and submitted.

 

xxi)       Examine and submit details of highest ground water table and soil characteristics. Provide details of Rain Water Harvesting (RWH), which should be designed as per CGWB provisions. RWH pit should be at least > 5 m. above the highest ground water table. Provision shall be made for oil and grease removal from surface runoff.

 

xxii)     If there is a possibility that the construction/widening of road will cause adverse impacts such as destruction of forest, poaching, reductions in wetland areas, if so, examine the impact and submit details.

 

xxiii)    Submit the details of road safety measures proposed both during construction and operation phases with the details of signage, service roads, vehicular under passes, accident prone zone. IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & up gradation of road.

 

xxiv)    Examine road design standards, safety equipment specifications and Management System training to ensure that design details take account of safety concerns.

 

xxv)      Submit traffic management plan during construction phase including the diversions etc.

 

xxvi)    Provide details of “Accident Prone “Areas (if any).  Further Accident data and geographic distribution should be reviewed and analyzed to predict and identify trends – incase of expansion of the existing highway and provide Post accident emergency assistance and medical care to accident victims.

 

xxvii)   If the proposed project involves any land reclamation, details to be provided for which activity land to reclaim and the area of land to be reclaimed.

 

xxviii) Submit details of social impact assessment of the project due to the proposed construction of road.

 

xxix)    Estimated cost of the project including environmental monitoring cost and funding agencies, whether governmental or on the basis of BOT etc  for at least 5 years after the construction and provide details of budget provisions (capital & recurring) for the project specific R&R Plan (if applicable).  Separate SIA has to be carried out (if required).  No. of PAFs exceeds the no. as specified under NRRP (2007).

 

xxx)      Detailed R&R plan with data on the existing socio-economic status of the population in the study area and broad plan for resettlement of the displaced population, site for the resettlement colony, alternative livelihood concerns/ employment and rehabilitation of the displaced people, civil and housing amenities being offered, etc  and the schedule of the implementation of the project specific

 

xxxi)    Submit details of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Necessary provisions should be made in the budget and clearly delineated.

 

xxxii)  Project proponent should also clearly submit that no construction activity /tree cutting will be taken –up before the project the “Project EC” has been accorded as per the provision of EIA notification 2006 (as amended in 2009).

 

xxxiii) Submit environmental management and monitoring plan for all phases of the project viz. construction and operation for at least 5 years.

 

xxxiv) Any further clarification on carrying      out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measures,  Project proponent is    advised to refer to the EIA guidance manual available on Ministry’s website” http://moef.nic.in/Manual/highways”.

 

Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan.

         

          A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

 

4.36  Finalization of ToR for Construction of new Integrated      building at Veer Savarkar Airport, Port Blair, Andaman &       Nicobar island by M/s Airport Authority of India [F. No. 10-    39/2010-IA-III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent Construction of new Integrated building at Veer Savarkar Airport, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar island. The total area for the proposed project is 98.622 Sqm. It is proposed to provide 4 aerobridges, 6 elevators and 7 escalators for the new airport terminals. The total built up area for the proposed project including ancillary building area is 39,636.98 sqm. The proposed lower ground floor area is 13, 672.3 Sqm, Upper ground floor area is 21,02.82 sqm and first floor area is 4337.77 Sqm. The total project cost Rs. 467.81. Site is beyond 800 m from HTL. The water requirement for the project will be 125 KLD during construction and 625 kld during operation which will be met from ground water and tankers.

 

During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following additional TOR for further study:        

 

i)         Examine and submit a brief description of the project, nature, size location, geology, hydrology, topography, climate and  connectivity by road/rail of the project including land description/ plot/ survey / khasra nos, village, tehsil, district, State & extent of the land, project coverage, Master Plan, phasing of the project  and scope and its importance to the local and national level.

 

ii)       Any litigations pending against the proposed project site and / or any directions or orders passed by any court of law against the project are to be detailed out.

 

iii)      In case of expansion/ modernization of the project, the environmental compliance status for the existing project should be explained.

 

iv)      Examine and submit baseline data of existing situation including description of terrain, hill, slopes and elevation.

 

v)        Submit the baseline data on flora and fauna based on field survey clearly indicating the details of site and within 10 km radius.

 

vi)      Provide the historical and climatic data such as climatic conditions, rainfall, wind pattern, history of cyclones, storms surges, visibility etc.,

 

vii)     Submit the meteorological data consisting of climatic conditions, wind pattern, wind speed, history of cyclones, storms surges, wind direction, rainfall,  temperature, cloud cover, (amount and height),  and humidity of in an area of 10km radius.

 

viii)   Examine and submit details of impact of the project both during construction and operation phase on the soil nearby settlements, surface drainage etc. Soil data should include type, classification, characteristics, properties, etc.

 

ix)      Submit the baseline data on nearby ground water, surface water bodies, lakes, their dimensions, present quality and their utility.  Baseline data on ground water its quality and depth of the ground water table.

 

x)        Submit details of storm waters, drainage of the site and surrounding area. Also examine the discharge of trade effluents and sewage, run off from cargo storages and toxic or harmful substances, and their percolation to underground water. Examine the impact of airport operations on surface water sources, contamination due to cargo operations, impact on utility of surface water resources by the neighboring colonies, impact on surface water flow (flooding) due to any anticipated obstructions and spillages etc.

 

xi)      Submit the water requirement, use of treated waste water along with detailed water balance and flow chart of water use during construction and operation phases.

 

xii)    Rain water harvesting proposals should be made with due safeguards for ground water quality. Maximize recycling of water and utilization of rain water.

 

xiii)   Examine the details of the energy requirement and conservation measures using alternate source of energy.

 

xiv)   Examine and submit details  of the study area (project area and area 10 km around its boundary) delineating the major topographical features such as land use, drainage, locations of habitats, major constructions including roads, railways, pipelines, major industries, if any.  The details should also include environmental sensitive areas, including the cropping pattern, waste land, forest area and built up area etc.

 

xv)     Submit the layout plan/site plan of the  proposed project development, activity areas with facilities including terminal building  runways, taxi/link taxi ways, air traffic control tower, Repair& Servicing(R&S) hangars, AC plants, DG set rooms, operational buildings such as RADAR and Instrument Landing System(ILS) structures, administrative buildings, utilities such as main and stand by power, water supply installations, cargo storage facilities, Petrol Oil Lubricant (POL) stores, Aviation Turbine Fuel(ATF) store and Bulk Petroleum installation aprons, drainages, sewage disposal, navigation facilities, communication facilities, airfield lighting, crash fire & rescue facilities, car parking, access/approach roads, refueling facilities, boundary wall, meteorological observatory, landscape, waste disposal etc.

 

xvi)   Examine and submit details of levels, quantity required for filling, source of filling material and transportation details etc.

 

xvii)  Examine and Submit the details of Borrow /quarry sites for development  keeping in view the following:

 

1)           Appropriate measures must be taken while undertaking digging activities to avoid any likely degradation of water quality.

 

2)           No excavation or dumping on private property is carried out without written consent of the owner.

 

3)           No excavation or dumping shall be allowed on wetlands, forest areas or other ecologically valuable or sensitive locations.

4)           Excavation work shall be done in close consultation with the Soil Conservation and Watershed Development Agencies working in the area, and

 

5)           Construction spoils including bituminous material and other hazardous materials must not be allowed to contaminate water courses and the dump sites for such materials must be secured so that they shall not leach into the ground water.

 

xviii)    The construction material should be obtained only from approved quarries.  In case new quarries are to be opened, specific approvals from the competent authority shall be obtained in this regard.

 

xix)       Adequate precautions should be taken during transportation of the construction material so that it does not affect the environment adversely.

 

xx)         A detailed traffic and transportation study should be made for existing and projected passenger and cargo traffic.  Examine the details of parking requirement for various type of vehicles and circulation plan.

 

xxi)       Examine and submit the details on types of waste, which are generated, can be classified into construction or demolition waste and municipal waste, i.e., biodegradable and recyclable waste, hazardous waste and waste. Details of authorized Municipal solid waste facilities and hazardous waste disposal facilities in the area are to be given.

 

xxii)     Provide the details of Ambient Air Quality (AAQ) based on the many other factors such as, background pollution levels, other sources of pollution, weather and proximity of residential areas.

 

xxiii)    Thick green belt of adequate width shall be planned all around the airport site especially near the settlements to mitigate noise and vibrations. The identification of species/ plants shall be made based on the botanical studies.

 

xxiv)    Examine and submit the details of impact on the local population,  utilities, settlements, infrastructure facilities in the existing and relocated area, economic conditions in the existing and relocated area, cultural and archaeological assets  etc.

 

xxv)      Provide details on R&R plan with data on the existing socio-economic status of the population in the project area and broad plan for resettlement of the displaced population, site for the resettlement colony, alternative livelihood concerns/employment for the displaced people, civil and housing amenities being offered, etc and the schedule of the implementation of the project specific R&R Plan if any is to be given.

 

xxvi)    Examine and submit the details of activities associated with airport construction and operations such as Occupational hazards due to exposure, Fire and / or explosion, Leakage of flammable material, Release of toxic material.

 

xxvii)   Submit the details on estimated cost of development of the project, environmental costs, funding agencies, whether governmental or on the basis of BOO or BOT etc., manpower, time frame etc required for the completion of the project.

 

xxviii) Examine separately the details for construction and operation phases both for Environmental Management Plan and Environmental Monitoring Plan with cost and parameters.

 

xxix)    Submit details of Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR).

 

xxx)       Examine and submit information on Administrative and technical set up for management of environment, In built mechanism of self monitoring of compliance of environmental regulations, Institutional arrangements proposed with other organizations/Govt. Authorities for effective implementation of environmental measures proposed in the EIA, Safe guards/mechanism to continue the assumptions/field conditions made in the EIA, for arriving the site suitability.

 

xxxi)    Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 (as amended in 2009) in all the districts separately and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan. 

 

The committee recommended waiving the public hearing, since the terminal building is within existing airport complex and there is no land acquisition involved.

         

          A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

 

4.36  Construction of Dabolim Apartments and Club House at Plot No. 1, 2, 3, 4, Survey No.43/1, village Dabolim, Mormugao Taluka, South Goa by M/s. Saravati Builders and Constructions Pvt. Ltd.  (No.21-192/2008-IA.III)

 

          The proposal was earlier considered in the 89th meeting of EAC held on 21st-23rd July 2010 and committee asked some information and details about the slope of site and permissions for cutting of trees. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the committee. M/s Saravati Builders and Constructions Pvt. Ltd attended the meeting and requested for early decision. M/s Goa Foundation did not attend the meeting but sent a letter asking for confirmation of the slopes.

 

          During discussion, the following point emerged:

 

i)     The survey maps submitted by the project proponent may be sent to the Chief Town Planner, GOA to confirm and authenticate the slopes of the site.

 

          The committee recommended to defer the project and shall be taken up after the confirmation from CTP Goa.

 

5. Recommended Projects

 

5.1 Environmental Clearance for construction of shopping mall-cum-convention center & hotel at Re. Sy. No. 4/3B, 4/4B, 4/5, Kottooli Village, Kozikode Taluk, Kozikode, Kerala by M/s Sree Gokulam Hotels India Pvt. Ltd. (No. 21-15/2010-IA.III)

The project involves construction of Special Residential-cum-Commercial Complex on a plot area of 1.2126 ha. The total built-up area is 52,273.91 Sq.m. The proposed complex will have 2 basements + Ground + 9 Floors. The complex will have retail area, office area, hotel restaurant & other facilities like video gaming hall, exhibition hall and assembly hall, pool table, dining hall etc. The total water requirement is 262.765 KLD (fresh water requirement is 129.205 KLD).  The capacity of STP proposed is 284 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets = 133.56 KLD, horticulture = 3.01 KLD, AC cooling = 76.269 KLD.  Total solid waste generation will be 1,103.95 Kg/day. The power requirement is 2,700 KVA. The total parking spaces proposed are for 432 cars + 200 two wheelers + 2 buses + 2 mini buses. Total cost of the project is Rs. 82.132 Crores.

            The proposal was put up for consideration in the 89th meeting held on 21st, 22nd & 23rd July, 2010. The EAC after examination had called for additional information. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)     Treated wastewater shall be recycled to the maximum           possible extent.

 

(ii)    Sufficient green belt shall be provided with suitable types of           species.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental Clearance with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

5.2    CRZ clearance for construction of new lighthouse tower at Chandnipal (Maipua), Orissa by Department of Lighthouse, Ministry of Shipping Road Transport and Highways (F.No.11-119/2008-IA.III)

 

The proposal is for the construction of new lighthouse tower at Chandnipal (Maipua) on Orissa. The Light house Tower will be of 45 m height, 15.91 m2, I.Q- 91.62 m2 ALK/HLK Qtr.- 61.77 m2, Office- 51.00 m2, Group D Qtr. -59.21 m2.  Total area of the site 0.32 ha. The water requirement above is 200 liters per day, which will be outsourced, and it is proposed to be disposed through septic tank and soak pit. The cost of the project is 1.5 crores.

 

The project was put up for appraised in the EAC meeting held on 20th - 22nd July, 2009 and recommended for the issue of Clearance. However, Ministry observed that as there are different recommendations made by Orissa Coastal Zone Management Authority and Expert Appraisal Committee, the proposal may be reexamined keeping in mind the turtle movement in the area and their breeding season. The project was taken up to re-examine the impact due to the project.

 

            The project was again put up for appraisal in the EAC meeting held on 17th – 18th September, 2009.  The Director, Department of Lighthouse, Ministry of Shipping Road Transport and Highways informed that a Light House existed in the area earlier but due to erosion it was damaged in 1978. The Light House is very vital and will run 24 hours. The issue was deliberated in detail in the meeting of SCZMA. The turtle breeding area is about 30 km from the site. It was suggested to switch off the lights during breeding season. It was agreed at the said meeting that switching off of lights for a shorter period will not affect navigation because there is alternate navigation system viz., Automatic Identification System Network and Coastal Surveillance of Indian Coast Guards at lighthouse are also proposed. The EAC after examination had called for additional information. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)       The lights shall be dimmed/ switched off during the nesting period of the turtles. During the switching off / dimming period alternative navigation system viz. AIS net work / DGPS/ Racon etc shall be adopted to guide the navigation/ Mariners.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for CRZ Clearance with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

5.3       Environmental and CRZ Clearance for the construction of        Jetty and Conveyor belt at Medhakhar, Raiged, Maharashtra by M/s. Patni Energy Ltd. [F.No.11-47/2008-IA.III]

 

The proposal is for the construction of Jetty and Conveyor belt for 405 MW coal based Thermal Power Plant at Medhakhar, Rai ged, Maharashtra CRZ Clearance for intake of seawater and outfall of wastewater was obtained on 23.03.2010. The issue of Clearance for Jetty and conveyor belt was not considered due to Moratorium. Now, the moratorium was lifted and policy has been introduced vide OM No.15-3/2009-IA-III dated 03.11.2009. As per the OM the proposed site i.e. Medhekhar village Taluka Alibag is not a hotspot area in Raigad district.

 

            The proposal was put up for consideration in the 89th meeting held on 21st, 22nd & 23rd July, 2010. The EAC after examination had called for following information. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)            Coal transportation shall be carried out in closed conveyors

 

ii)          Water spray shall be used for dust control at coal stock yard and transfer points

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental Clearance with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

5.4 Environmental clearance for the establishment of Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management Facility at Narela- Bhawana, Delhi by M/s. Ramky Enviro Engineer Ltd. [F. No. 10-67/2009-IA.III].

 

The proposal involves establishment of Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management Facility at Narela - Bawana Notified Site for the city of Delhi. Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) being one of the largest Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in India is currently experiencing pressures on its already overloaded/exhausted landfill sites. About 6,000 to 7,000 TPD of municipal solid waste is generated in Delhi. The existing three landfill have already exhausted its capacity. Hence an immediate requirement stems in the present situation, to take up suitable measures to develop waste processing and treatment facilities. In view of this, Govt. of NCT, Delhi has notified Narela - Bawana site under its Master Plan 2021 for the development of SLF. The Processing and Disposal Facility is planned for 1,000 TPD waste. The activities involve Segregation, Composting, RDF & SLF with Leachate Collection & Treatment of wastes. The water requirement will be 50 KLD, which will be met from DJB. DG sets of 2 x 500 KVA as back up. Complete Recycle & Reuse of treated Leachate is proposed. Use of Solar Power for hot water and street lighting and maximum use of natural light has been proposed for Administrative building in the design, At least 15 m green belt all around the facility and Nylon wire fencing up to a height of 10 m at the down wind of SLF & waste segregation area to stop blowing of liters is proposed.  The cost of the project will be 70.00 Crores (Phase 1) and Rs. 378.00 Crores in (Phase 2).

          The Committee recommended the proposal with the above details in its 89th meeting of EAC held on 21st -23rd July 2010. The project proponent vide letter no REEL/DEL/MOEF/2010-11/4/8/20 dated 04-08-2010. informed that the details submitted and presented by them in the EAC meeting was as under:

The proposal involves establishment of Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management Facility at Narela - Bawana Notified Site for the city of Delhi. Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) being one of the largest Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in India is currently experiencing pressures on its already overloaded/exhausted landfill sites. About 6,000 to 7,000 TPD of municipal solid waste is generated in Delhi. The existing three landfill have already exhausted its capacity. Hence an immediate requirement stems in the present situation, to take up suitable measures to develop waste processing and treatment facilities. In view of this, Govt. of NCT, Delhi has notified Narela - Bawana site under its Master Plan 2021 for the development of SLF. The Processing and Disposal Facility is planned for 1,000 TPD waste. The activities involve Segregation, Composting, RDF & SLF with Leachate Collection & Treatment of wastes. The water requirement will be 50 KLD, which will be met from DJB. DG sets of 2 x 500 KVA as back up. Complete Recycle & Reuse of treated Leachate is proposed. Use of Solar Power for hot water and street lighting and maximum use of natural light has been proposed for Administrative building in the design, At least 15 m green belt all around the facility and Nylon wire fencing up to a height of 10 m at the down wind of SLF & waste segregation area to stop blowing of liters is proposed.  The cost of the project will be 70.00 Crores (Phase 1) and Rs. 378.00 Crores in (Phase 2).

          The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental Clearance.

      The next meeting of the Committee would be held on 22nd – 24th September, 2010 at New Delhi.

 

          The meeting ended with a vote of thanks to the Chair.

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                   Chairman                               Member Secretary


90th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee for Infrastructure Development, Coastal Regulation Zone and Miscellaneous projects held on 18th – 20th August, 2010 at Conference Hall, SCOPE Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.

 

 

List of Participants/ Expert Committee

 

1.           Shri Naresh Dayal, IAS(Rtd)             Chairman

2.           Dr. M.L.Sharma, IFS(Retd)                Vice Chairman

3.           Shri Kathirvel Dharmalingam           Member

4.           Dr. S.P. Bansal                                  Member

5.           Dr. Apurba Gupta                              Member

6.           Dr. H.S.Ramesh                                Member

7.           Dr. Y.Basavaraju                               Member                          

8.           Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla                Member

9.           Dr. R.S.Mahawar (Rep. of CPCB)      Member

10.        Shri Bharat Bhushan                        Member Secretary

                  

Supporting Staff  

 

13. Shri E. Thirunavukkarasu                    Dy. Director, MoEF

14. Dr. P.V. Subba Rao                               Research Officer, MoEF

 

Project Authorities:

 

Representatives from M/s. Coastal Energen Pvt. Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd, Mumbai. Representatives from M/s.  JSW infrastructure Logistics Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. Banglore Eco-Park Pvt. Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. Petronet LNG

Representatives from M/s. Jaigad Ports Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. Indian Rare Earths Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. Gopalpur Ports Limited

Representatives from M/s. Jhansi Nagar Nigam.

Representatives from M/s. Airport Authority of India.

Representatives from M/s. Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. Port Management Board, A & N Adm.

Representatives from M/s. Airport Authority of India

Representatives from M/s. Guwahati Metropolitan Dev. Authority,

Representatives from M/s. Kakinada Seaport Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. Nandesari Environ Control Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. UP Jal Nigam

Representatives from M/s. Ratnagiri Gas and Power Ltd

Representatives from M/s. Hotel Puducherry Ashok

Representatives from M/s. Karikal Port Trust

Representatives from M/s. Swan Energy Ltd. 

Representatives from M/s. CIDCO of Maharashtra Ltd

Representatives from M/s. Bandekar Brothers Pvt. Ltd

Representatives from M/s. CIDCO of Maharashtra Ltd

Representatives from M/s. IL& FS Ltd, Tamil Nadu

Representatives from M/s. Nagapattinam Municipality

Representatives from M/s. Indian Oil Corporation

Representatives from M/s. GVK Perambalur SEZ Ltd, 

Representatives from M/s. Sanchari Properties and Devlopers P.Ltd

Representatives from M/s. Ultra Homes Construction Pvt. Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. Continental Ed. Society & Research Center

Representatives from M/s. Hilite Builders Pvt. Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. Metropolitan Comm., MMRDA, Mumbai

Representatives from M/s. NHAI

Representatives from M/s. Airport Authority of India

Representatives from M/s. Sree Gokulam Hotels India Pvt. Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. Dept. of Lighthouse, Min. of Shipping Road                                     Transport and Highways

Representatives from M/s. Patni Energy Ltd.

 

 

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