Minutes of the  13th MEETING OF THE EXPERT APPRAISAL COMMITTEE-1 (INDUSTRY)  HELD DURING 26th, 27th & 28th August, 2010 at  Scope Complex, 7th Floor, Core VIII, CEC, ONGC Conference Hall, Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110003   

 

13.0       Opening Remarks of the Chairman

 

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

 

13.1     Confirmation of the Minutes of the 12th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held on 26th, 27th & 28th July, 2010

 

Minutes of the last meeting held during 26th, 27th & 28th July, 2010 were confirmed.

 

13.2.0  Consideration of the Projects

 

26th August, 2010

 

Proposals for Environmental clearance

 

13.2.1  Expansion of Steel Plant for production of 2,30,000 TPA of TMT Bars and other steel items by installing Induction Furnace (2x15 MT), Ladle Refining Furnace (LRF, 1x30 MT), Ferro Alloy Unit (2x9 MVA), Electric Arc Furnace (EAF, 1 x30 MT) with one Billet Concaster (2X3 Strands) and Rolling Mill (1x30 TPH) at Gopalpur (Unit-2), Bamunara, Durgapur, District Burdwan in West Bengal by M/s Shyam Steel Industries Limited. (EC)   

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s VISIONTEK CONSULTANCY SERVICES PVT. LTD., Bhubaneswar gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 87th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) held during 25th – 26th November, 2008 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Integrated Steel plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s Shyam Steel Industries Limited have proposed to expand its Steel Plant at Gopalpur (Unit-2), (2,30,000 TPA TMT Bars & 2 x 9 MVA Ferro Alloy) at Bamunara Industrial Estate, Gopalpur, Post Durgapur, Block Kanksa, District Burdwan, West Bengal. The total area of proposed expansion is 8 acres of which green belt will be developed in 2.5 acres of plant area. No National Park/Wild life sanctuary/Reserve Forest is located within 10 Km radius of the project. Panagarh Air Force Station is 15 km from the proposed site.  Durgapur town is adjacent to the proposed site. River Damodar flows at a distance of 7 km from the project site.  Total cost of the proposed expansion is Rs. 9,883.24 Lakhs. Rs. 469.5 Lakhs and Rs. 88.5 Lakhs will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.  Following are the details of proposed facilities along with the product details:

 

Facilities

Proposed configuration

Proposed Annual Capacity

Products

Induction Furnace

 2X15 T

1,05,600 TPA

Liquid Steel

Electric Arc Furnace

1x30 MT

2,11,200 TPA

Liquid Steel

Laddle Refining Furnace

1x30 MT

2,11,200 TPA

 Refined Liquid Steel

Caster - CCM

 2x3 Strands

2,07,360 TPA

Billets / Blooms

Rolling Mill

1x30 TPH Reheating Furnace

2,30,000 TPA

Hot Rolled Steel Products

Ferro Alloys

2x9 MVA

32,000 TPA

Ferro alloys (ferro manganese/ ferro silicon)

 

            Sponge Iron, Pig Iron, Induction Furnace Liquid, Limestone, Billets, Iron scrap, Ferro Manganese & Ferro Silicon, Manganese ore, Quartzite, Coke breeze, LAM Coke, Iron ore etc. will be used as raw materials. 

 

A mixture of suitable proportion of solid DRI along with some Pig Iron will be charged into Induction furnace to produce liquid steel along with slag. Primary refining of liquid steel will be made in the EAF. Secondary refining operations such as homogenization of the temperature and chemical composition, de-sulphurization, adjustment of carbon and alloying elements etc. will be executed in the Ladle furnace. High quality cast products will be produced in continuous billet caster. Process in the Rolling mill will involve the reheating of the steel billets to a temperature of almost 1050 OC to achieve the malleable shape where from it shall be rolled into bars of required diameter. Ferro alloys will be manufactured using Submersible Arc Furnace route. Silico Manganese is produced at higher temperature of 1500 OC as compared to Ferro Manganese which is produced at a temperature below 1350 OC.

 

Exhaust fumes generated from the process will be made dust free and will be released to the atmosphere. Swiveling hood will be provided for fume extraction from Induction Furnace and the dust laden fumes will be passed through Spark arrestor followed by bag filter to control Particulate matter emissions. Gas Cleaning Plant comprising of bag filters and stack will be provided to EAF and Ferro Alloy Plant. Dust extraction system with bag filters will be provided to Laddle Furnace. Stack of adequate will be provided to Rolling Mill. Fume extraction system with bag house will be provided to EAF and Induction Furnace to control the dust emission within the permissible limit. Treated gaseous emissions will be released through a stack of adequate height. Fumes generated from Submerged Arc Furnace will be sucked through a hood/canopy and ducting system and bag filter will be provided to the chimney for discharging it to atmosphere. Dry fog system will be provided at the feeding and proportionating section.

                                                                                                

Water requirement of 428 KLD will be met from the ground water source. Zero discharge system is envisaged for the proposed integrated steel plant. Cooling water will be completely recycled. Regeneration effluent from soft water plant will be neutralized in the neutralization pit & reused for dust suppression. Domestic Effluent will be treated in STP & treated water will be reused in dust suppression and green belt. The waste water will be generated from the total plant which will be treated and reused confirming to zero discharge norms. Rain water harvesting scheme will be implemented to recharge the collected rain water into the ground @ 23,854 m3/year. Total power requirement from Damodar Valley Corporation will be 52 MW.  DG set (600 KVA) will be installed.

 

The solid / hazardous waste will be generated in the form of slag from IF, EAF and Submerged Arc Furnaces which will be disposed in secured landfills. The flue dust will be sold to the pellet plants. End cutting / mill scales from the rolling mill will be reused in the IF / EAF. STP sludge will be used as manure for green belt development. Acoustic enclosures will be provided at noise generating points and plantation will be done in and around the plant to reduce the noise levels.

 

Public hearing/Public consultation meeting was conducted by the West Bengal Pollution Control Board on 14th April, 2010. The main issues raised in the public hearing meeting were w.r.t. employment for locals, effective pollution control measures, green belt development, rain water harvesting, provision of drinking water etc. and have been included in the EIA/EMP.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee noted that compliance status of the existing plant and issues raised during the public hearing have to be submitted by the proponent which were subsequently submitted. The Committee recommended the proposal for environmental clearance subject to stipulation of following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

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

 

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

 

iii.      Fume extraction system shall be provided to induction furnaces to control the emissions within the prescribed standards.

 

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

 

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

 

vi.        Total water requirement shall not exceed 428 KLD. Use of air cooled condensers shall be explored and closed circuit cooling system shall be provided to reduce water consumption and water requirement shall be modified accordingly. All the effluent should be treated and used for ash handling, dust suppression and green belt development.  No effluent shall be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge shall be adopted. Sanitary sewage should be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit. The water consumption shall not exceed as per the standard prescribed for the steel plants.

 

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

 

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

                                               

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

13.2.2   Expansion of Rolling Mill (TMT Bars 2,00,000 to 3,90,000 TPA) at Adityapur Industrial Area, Gamharia, Seraikela, Kharsawan, Jharkhand by M/s Beekay Steel Industries Limited. (EC) 

  

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s VISIONTEK CONSULTANCY SERVICES PVT. LTD., Bhubaneswar gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 9th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 7th – 8th April, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Rolling Mill Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under Secondary Metallurgical Industries under Category ‘B’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level. Due to non-existence of SEIAA/SEAC in Jharkhand State, proposal has been appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee at the Ministry.

 

M/s Beekay Steel Industries Ltd. have proposed for the expansion of Rolling Mill (TMT Bars 2,00,000 to 3,90,000 TPA) at Adityapur Industrial Area, Gamharia, Saraikela, Kharsawan, Jharkhand. Total land acquired is 12 acres. No additional land is required and expansion will be carried out inside the existing compound only. The project is located at 27.12 km distance from the Saraikela, Jharkhand. Uperabera Village is at 0.5 km. Jamshedpur town is at 10 km. Total cost of the project is Rs. 1,698.04 Lakhs. Rs. 25 lakhs and Rs. 6 lakhs are earmarked respectively as the total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures. Following are the details of existing and proposed products to be manufactured:

 

Existing

2,00,000 TPA TMT Bars

Proposed

1,90,000 TPA TMT Bars

TOTAL

3,90,000 TPA TMT Bars

 

            Billets and blooms will be used in the rolling mill.  Billets procured from M/s Tata Steel Ltd. will be converted into rolled products viz. TMT Bars.

 

            Dust and fumes from rolling mills will be controlled by providing stacks of adequate height (33.5 m) to control emissions within and 50 mg/Nm3. Adequate stack height will be provided to D.G. Sets.  Water sprinkler will be provided to suppress fugitive emission. PAs informed to the Committee that existing ground water requirement is 20 m3/day. Additional, total ground water requirement from bore wells will be 20 m3/day and have applied for the permission for the drawl of water to ADDA.  Close circuit cooling system will be adopted in rolling mills. Oil and grease will be separated using oil traps and skimming devices.  The treated effluent will also be used for ash conditioning, dust suppression and green belt development. Service water will be passed through oil separator to remove oil content in the effluent.  Sanitary Sewage will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted.

  

            Ash granules will be generated from the producer gas plant and will be used in the cement plant/filling low-lying areas. Mill scales will be sold to steel plants for processing usage. Ingots/billets will be reheated at 12000C in reheating furnace, conveyed through rolling table (first stand) to the roughing unit and then to furnishing mill to manufacture TMT bars/rods and then cut according to requirement. Waste/used/spent oil and used batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers/ re-processors.

 

Green belt will be developed in 4.0 acres (33%)of plant area. Rubber padding / noise isolators and silencer will be used to modulate noise. Acoustic enclosures will be provided to D.G. Sets (2x125 KVA) to control noise within permissible limits. Existing power (3333 KVA) and proposed for expansion (3,000 KVA) will be sourced from Jamshedpur Utilities and sources CO. (JUSCO).  HSD will be used for fueling D.G.Sets (2x125 KVA).

 

It is noted that no public hearing/consultation is required due to project being located in notified Adityapur industrial area as per Section (iii), Stage (3), Para (i)(b) of EIA Notification 2006.

 

 After detailed deliberations, the Committee deferred the proposal for reconsideration and sought following additional information:

 

i.          Detailed geo-hydrology study of the area and report submitted to the Ministry.

 

ii.          The company shall submit detailed plan to mitigate the SO2 emissions.

 

iii.         Compliance to conditions stipulated by SPCB while granting NOC for the existing plant.

 

           

13.2.3   Expansion of steel plant  by  installation of induction furnace (1X15 T, 34,560 TPA) and Re-Rolling mill (TMT bars 64,510 TPA and Lower  section rod 24000 TPA) at Angadpur industrial area Durgapur  in West Bengal by M/s Amit Metaliks Limited. (EC)   

                           

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s DUST DEVIL OVERSEAS & COMPANY, Durgapur, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 2nd Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 17th – 18th August, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP.

 

The Committee noted that the proposal is a Category ‘B’ project as per the amendment dated 1.12.2009 to the EIA Notification 2006 and should be transferred to the SEIAA, West Bengal.

 

 

13.2.4   Re-rolling Mill (60, 000 TPA; TMT/MS Bar) at Mahadeopur, Phulari Bihta, District Patna in Bihar by M/s Balajee Mini Steels & Re-rolling (P) Limited. (EC)   

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s Shiva Test House, Patna gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of References (TORs) awarded during the 7th  Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1  (Industry) held during 02nd / 03rd  Feb, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP Report. All the Re-rolling Mills are listed at S.No. 3(a) under Non-toxic Secondary Metallurgical Industries (> 5,000 TPA) under Category ‘B’, but the proposal was appraised at the Central level due to absence of SEIAA/SEAC at State level. 

           

            M/s Balajee Mini Steels & Re-rolling (P) Ltd. have proposed for the Re-rolling Mill (60,000 TPA; TMT / MS Bar) at Mahadeopur, Phulari Bihta, District Patna, Bihar.  It was noted that the proposal both for ToR (Form 1) and EC (EIA Report) was for 60,000 TPA but, in the ToR issued by MoEF, it was noted that the capacity was revised to 30,000 TPA. The PAs have clarified vide their letter dt. 02.03.2010 that their proposal is for 60,000 TPA and not for 30,000 TPA. Total 5.5 acres land is acquired from private owners and no R&R is involved. No forest land is involved and there are no national parks/wild life sanctuary/reserve forests located within 10 km radius. Total cost of the project is Rs. 18.9 Crores.   Rs 75.0 Lakhs and Rs. 5.0 Lakhs are earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum respectively for environmental pollution control measures.

 

The manufacturing process involves heating of billets/MS ingots into a reheating furnace and rolled successively in roughing mill, intermediate mill and finishing mill. After hot rolling, hot rolled strips / rods will be cooled and out to desired length.

 

Multi-cyclone and gravity dust catcher will be provided to coal gasifier system. Stack of adequate height will be provided to reheating furnace to control gaseous emissions. Total water requirement will be 22.5 m3/day mainly for cooling and domestic purpose.   Cooling water will be recycled and reused. Service water will be passed through oil separator to remove oil content in the effluent.  Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be discharged from the re-rolling mill outside the premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted.

 

Solid waste will be generated in the form of end cutting (4.5 TPD) & carbon slag (8.2 TPD) which will be sold to ingot manufacturers. Carbon slag generated in the gasifier system will be used for filling of low-lying areas and sold to brick manufacturers.

 

Green belt will be developed in 33% area which will be 1.82 acres.  Power (2.1 MW) will be sourced from Bihar State Electricity Board. D.G. set will be equipped with acoustic enclosures.

            The proposal was exempted from public hearing by categorizing in B-2 category due to use of energy efficient technology, provision of adequate pollution control measures, no gaseous emissions, no sensitive area within 10 km. radius, ‘zero’ effluent discharge and utilization of all the solid waste in the process itself etc.

           

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

 

      i.        To control the particulate emissions below 50 mg/Nm3, multi cyclones shall be installed and emissions shall be dispersed through stack of height as per the prescribed standards.   

 

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

 

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

 

  1. Total water requirement shall not exceed 22.5 KLD. Efforts shall be made to make use of rain water harvested. If needed, capacity of the reservoir should be enhanced to meet the maximum water requirement. Only balance water requirement should be met from other sources.

 

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

 

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


 

 

13.2.5   Ferro Alloys Plant (Fe-Si/Si-Mn/Fe-Mn, SAF 2x9 MVA) at WBIDC Plasto Steel Park, J.L. No. 24, Plot Nos. 2147-2149, 2151 (part), 2146 (part), Mouza Ghutgoria, Village Barjora, District Bankura, West Bengal by M/s Dimension Steel & Alloys Pvt. Ltd. (EC)   

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s Pioneer Enviro Laboratories & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Draft Terms of References (TORs) awarded during the 3rd Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) held during 23rd & 24th September, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP.  All the ferro alloy plants have been kept at S.No. 3(a) under primary metallurgical industry under category - A and appraised at Central level. 

                

M/s Dimension Steel & Alloys Pvt. Ltd. have proposed to set up a Ferro Alloy Plant (2x9 MVA SAF) at Plot  Nos.  2147-2149, 2151 (part), 2146 (part), Mouza Ghutgoria, Village Barjora, District Bankura, West Bengal. Total land acquired is 6.0 acres. No R & R is involved. No National Park / Wildlife Sanctuary / Reserve Forest is located within 10 km radius of the proposed project site. Only Beliator & Gobindapur Protected Forests are the present in the 10 Kms. radius of proposed project site. During presentation, PAs confirmed that the proposed project site does not fall under the critically polluted area. River Damodar flows at a distance of 4.3 km from the proposed site. Total cost of the proposed project is Rs. 5,775.02 Lakhs.  Rs. 2.5 Crores and Rs. 0.72 Crores will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures. Following are the details of facilities to be installed and the corresponding products:

 

S.N.

Facility

Capacity

Product

Production capacity

1

Submerged Arc Furnaces

2 x 9 MVA

Ferro Manganese

35,175 TPA

Silico Manganese

23,450 TPA

Ferro Silicon

11,585 TPA

 

Submerged arc furnace (SAF) will be used for manufacture of ferro alloys. The molten metal and slag will be tapped at regular time intervals into a ladle or onto cast iron pans. The slag will be overflowed to another ladle or in casting pans. Manganese ore, Coke breeze, Quartz, Iron scrap, Pet coke and Dolomite will be used as basic raw materials for Ferro alloy production.

 

Cyclone-cum-bag filters will be provided to SAF. Dry fog dust suppression system will be provided at crushers, screens, transfer points of raw material handling yard, loading and unloading points to control fugitive emissions. Total water required for the proposed plant is 60 KLD and will be supplied sourced from the Borewell. Permission letter from concerned department is obtained. Domestic wastewater will be used for dust suppression and greenbelt development. Bag filter dust will be recycled in the process. Ferro Manganese slag will be utilized in Silico-Manganese production. Silico-Manganese slag will be utilized in land/area/road development.

 

Green belt will be developed in 2.0 acres, out of total plant area of 6 acres. Acoustic enclosures will be provided to noise generating equipment. Ear plugs/ear muffs will be provided to personnel working in high noise prone areas. Total power requirement of 18 MVA will be met from West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL). DG set (1x500 kVA) will be installed to meet the emergency power requirement. Rs. 2.9 crores (5% of total project cost) is earmarked for CSR activities for a span of 8 years.   

           

The Committee deliberated upon the issues raised during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting conducted by the West Bengal Pollution Control Board on 5th May, 2010. The main issues raised in the public hearing meeting were local development, providing employment, pollution control etc. and have been addressed in the EIA/EMP.

 

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

 

  1. Pet coke shall be used as fuel instead of charcoal from unknown sources. No charcoal should be used as fuel.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. Prior permission for the drawl of 60 m3/day water from competent authority shall be obtained. Zero effluent discharge shall be strictly followed and no wastewater shall be discharged outside the premises.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 5th May, 2010 shall be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same shall be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar.

 

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

 

 

13.2.6  Proposed Integrated Steel Plant at Villages Tandwa & Kundru, Block Tilda, District Raipur in Chhattisgarh by M/s Shree Bajrang Power and Ispat Limited. (EC)

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s BHAGAVATHI ANA LAB LTD., Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 1st Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 20th – 21st July, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Integrated steel plants are listed at S. No. 3(a) under Category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s Shree Bajrang Power & Ispat Ltd. have proposed for integrated Steel Plant at Villages Tandwa & Kundru, Block Tilda, District Raipur, Chhattisgarh. Total project area is 348.89 acres out of which 191.04 acres land is already purchased and the balance 157.85 acres is under process. No R & R is involved. Bilari RF (8 km. N) is located within 10 km. radius of the project. Rivers Shiv Nath and Kharun flow at a distance of 13.5 & 15 km. respectively from the proposed site. Project is not located in the area banned for the installation of coal, coal washery rejects and char based captive power plant and sponge iron plant by the State Government.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 1,500.0 Crores. Rs. 60.0 Crores and Rs. 6.0 Crores will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures. Following facilities will be installed:

S.N.

Facility

Capacity

(Ph-I)

Capacity

(Ph-II)

Total

capacity

1

Sponge Iron

5x0.12 MTPA

--

0.60 MTPA

2

Hot Re-rolling Mill

2x0.20 MTPA

--

0.40 MTPA

3

Coal Washery

2x1.20 MTPA

 

2.40 MTPA

4

Captive Power Plant       WHRB

                                       CFBC

5x8 MW+1x10 MW

2x25 MW

--

100 MW

5

Steel Melting Shop with Continuous Casting Machine (EAF-40 t; AOD-40 t; VD/VOD-40 t; LF-40 t)

2x0.25 MTPA

0.50 MTPA

1.00 MTPA

6

Coke oven Battery*

--

0.5 MTPA

0.5 MTPA

7

Sinter Plant (2x24 m2)

--

0.7 MTPA

0.7 MTPA

8

Blast Furnace (2x262 m3)

--

0.55 MTPA

0.55 MTPA

9

Oxygen Plant

--

500 TPD

500 TPD

10

Pelletisation Plant

--

0.6 MTPA

0.60 MTPA

11

Ferro alloy Plant

--

36000 TPA

36,000 TPA

12

Iron ore beneficiation Plant

--

0.6 MTPA

0.6 MTPA

 

* WHRB (25 MW) using outgoing coke oven gas in Phase-II will cost another Rs. 100.00 crores.

            Iron ore, non-coking coal, coking coal, dolomite, iron ore fines, Manganese ore, limestone, bauxite and quartzite will be used as raw materials.          Clean coal with 25% ash will be produced from coal washery (2.4 million TPA) through Allair Jiggling machine.  No water will be used in process.  Hot metal produced in blast furnace will be cast in pig casting machine to produce cold pigs. Coal will be crushed and ground into a powder and then charged into coke oven to produce coke.  Steel making and continuous casting shop are envisaged to produce 10,00,000 TPA of liquid steel in stainless steel and alloy grade steel. Sponge iron will be manufacture and in DR plant.  Captive power plant (100 MW) will be installed.  Billets manufactured will be used as raw material for rebar Mill to produce TMT bars.

                Electrostatic precipitator (ESP), bag filters, dust collectors will be provided for air pollution control. Pulse jet bag filters will be provided to steel melting shop (SMS) and ferro alloy plant. Gas cleaning system with dust catcher and bag house will be provided to blast furnace (BF) and the clean gas will be distributed to the store burners for running drying boilers for power and process steam supply. The excess gas will be supplied to power plant. ESP and multi-cyclone deduster will be provided to pelletization plant. ESP will be provided to sinter plant, Coke oven and Sponge iron plant. Rolling mill will be provided with recuperator and wet scrubber. Bag filters will be provided to iron ore beneficiation plant and coal washery. Bag house will be provided to coke oven gas based power plant. Bag filters will be provided in coal crushing and coal handling area of FBC based power plant as well as blast furnace raw material handling area. Dust extraction system and water sprinklers will be done in sponge iron plant. Dust extraction system such as dust cyclones, bag filters, ESPs etc. will be provided at all raw material handling areas, transfer points, conveyor points, crushing and screening units, storage building etc,

Make up water requirement from Kharun/Shivnath River will be 18,145 KLD. PAs applied for the permission to the State Investment Promotion Board, Government of Chhattisgarh and the concerned body granted permission for 5.4 MCM vide letter no. 77/SIPB/2009/439 dated 19th June, 2009.  Closed circuit recycling system will be adopted in the proposed plant. The waste water generated from the power plant will be used for ash quenching, sprinkling in the coal yard and dust suppression. Treated wastewater from Re-rolling mill, SMS, CCM and BF will be recycled for washings and dust suppression etc. Collected coke quenching water will be recycled / reused. The slurry water from Iron ore beneficiation plant will be recycled / reused in the process through thickener. Guard pond will be provided for aeration and dosing of pH corrective. Neutralizing pit for the treatment of DM Plant will be provided. The treated water will be recycled for plant use and horticulture application. Domestic effluent will be treated in a septic tank and soak pit and the treated effluent will be used for green belt development. All the other treated effluents will be used for ash handling, dust suppression and green belt development. No effluent will be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge will be adopted.

Solid wastes generated in the form of Char/dolochar will be used as fuel in FBC boilers for power generation. Flue dust from sponge iron plant will be used for manufacturing fly ash bricks. Fly ash will be used for cement making as well as brick manufacturing. Kiln accretions will be used as sub-base material for road construction or landfill. Return scrap from rolling mill will be used in SMS. Mill scales from rolling mill will be used in Sinter plant. Mis roll and end cuts will be used in SMS. BF return will be recycled in sinter plant. Granulated BF slag will be used for Cement production. Low grade tailings from Iron ore beneficiation plant will be stored for rebeneficiation and filling of mined out areas. Instead of being sold as proposed earlier. Dust from air pollution control equipments will be recycled in the process. Ferro-Manganese slag will be used for making Silico-Manganese. Silico-Managanese slag will be used for land filling or sub-base material for road construction. Bag filter dust from Ferro alloy plant will be either consumed in the sinter plant or blast furnace or brick manufacturing. SMS slag will be used in brick plant/Sinter plant. Washery rejects will be used in CFBC or in brick manufacturing. Sewage sludge will be used as micro-nutrient.

Green belt will be developed in 33% area. Total power requirement of 97.5 MW will be met from captive power plant of 100 MW.

Public hearing/Public consultation meeting was conducted by the Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board (CECB) on 11th February, 2010. The issues raised in the public hearing meeting were w.r.t.  education, provision of employment, green belt, mid day meal, ground water pollution etc. and have been addressed in the EIA/EMP.

                                                                                                                            

            The committee addressed on the issues regarding SO2 emissions, NOx emission, analysis of raw material for trace metals, details of OHS, development of grazing land, CSR and R&R plan. The committee noted that even though the proponent have provided the information, however, the detailed information is required which on receipt will be placed before the committee for its information.

 

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

 

i.        Efforts shall be made to implement dry quenching in the coke oven plant

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

vii.      Total water requirement from River Kharun/Shivnath shall not exceed 18,145 KLD. Efforts shall further be made to use maximum water from the rain water harvesting sources.  Use of air cooled condensers shall be explored and closed circuit cooling system shall be provided to reduce water consumption and water requirement shall be modified accordingly. All the effluent should be treated and used for ash handling, dust suppression and green belt development.  No effluent shall be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge shall be adopted. Sanitary sewage should be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.

                                      

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

       

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxiii.        All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 11th February, 2010 should be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal.

 

xxiv.        At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal. Implementation of such program should be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner. The CSR budget of Rs. 20 crores proposed for generation of self employment etc. should be diverted for development of grazing land.

 

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

 

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


 

13.2.7   Expansion of Ferro Alloy Plant (Submerged Arc Furnace 4x16.5 MVA (existing): 1x33 MVA (Proposed) along with Captive Power Plant (67.5 MW) at Kalinganagr Industrial Complex (Growth Centre), Village : Kanchrigaon & Chandia, Mouza Duburi, Tehsil Sukinda, District Jajpur, Orissa by M/s Rohit Ferro-Tech Limited. (EC)

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s ENVIRON INDIA, Kolkata gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 1st meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 20th – 21st July, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP and amended the ToRs vide MoEFs letter dated 01.01.2010 for the reduced capacity. All the Ferro Alloy plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgy Industries under Category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 and appraised at the Central level. 

 

M/s Rohit Ferro-Tech Ltd. have proposed to expand its Ferro Alloy Plant by installing a new Submerged Arc Furnace (1x33 MVA) along with Captive Power Plant (67.5  MW) at at Kalinganagr Industrial Complex (Growth Centre), Village : Kanchrigaon & Chandia, Mouza Daburi, Tehsil Sukhinda, District Jajpur, Orissa. The expansion will be carried in the existing plant area of 60 acres in Kalinganagar Industrial Complex (Growth Centre). No national Park/wild life sanctuary/reserve forest is located within 10 km radius of the project site.  Water bodies like Baitarani, Kani, Kharasrota, Buddha, Badagenguti, Brahmani are at a distance of 1-15 km from the proposed site. Jakhapura and Jajpur are at a distance of 2-15 km from the proposed site. Total cost of the proposed expansion will be Rs. 416.1432 Crores. Rs. 14.6 Crores and Rs. 1.5 Crores will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

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

 

S.

No.

Facility

Plant configuration

Proposed Products

Installed capacity (TPA)

Existing

Proposed

1

Submerged Arc Furnace

4x16.5 MVA

(1,00,000 TPA

Fe-Mn/Si-Mn/Fe-Si/ Fe-Cr)

1x33 MVA

Ferro Manganese

35,947

Silico Manganese

25,426

Ferro Silicon

23,833

2

Captive Power Plant

--

67.5 MW

Power

67.5 MW

 

            Manganese ore, Coke breeze, Quartzite, Iron scrap, Charcoal and Dolomite will be used as basic raw materials for Ferro alloy production. Submerged arc furnace (SAF) will be used for manufacture of ferro alloys. The raw materials in required proportion will be blended together. Blended raw materials will then be fed to submerged arc furnace, where smelting occurs. In the smelting process, the raw materials will be preheated and dried to remove the volatiles and moisture. Three-phase electric current will be passed through the charge material, which gets converted to heat and will melt the charge to form the desired product. The carbonaceous material of the charge reduces the metal oxides of the ores to their base metals. The molten metal and slag will be tapped at regular time intervals into a ladle or onto cast iron pans. The slag will be overflowed to another ladle or in casting pans. After cooling and solidifying, the large ferro alloy castings will be broken, crushed, screened and stored in bins for shipment. Atmospheric Fluidized Bed Combustion (AFBC) boiler technology will be adopted in the proposed captive power plant.

 

Cyclone cum bag filters will be provided to SAF and the cleaned gases will be vented to atmosphere through a chimney of adequate height. ESP will be provided to captive power plant. Dry fog dust suppression system will be provided at crushers, screens and transfer points of raw material handling yard to control fugitive emissions. Dry fog dust suppression system will also be provided at loading and unloading points

.

Total water requirement from Orissa Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) for existing capacity is 125KLD and 9,155 KLD  for the proposed expansion and have applied to IDCO for supply of water. Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) will be provided to proposed captive power plant.  Water will be mainly used for cooling purpose only. However, domestic waste will be sent to soak pit.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

 

Ash generated from AFBC boiler will be sold to cement plants & ash bricks manufacturing plants. Fines collected at cyclone cum bag filter will be used for making briquettes and charged into furnace. Ferro-Manganese slag will be utilized in Silico-Manganese production. Silico-Manganese slag will be utilized in land/area/road development. Ferro-Silicon slag will be used in slurry density applications for heavy media separation and sink float processes.

 

Green belt will remain 19.8 acres as there is no additional land required.  Total power requirement of 100 MW will be met from NESCO and from CPP (67.5 MW). DG set (500 kVA) running on diesel (25 LPH) will be installed to meet the emergency power requirement.

 

It is noted that no public hearing/consultation is required as the project is located in the notified Kalinganagar Industrial Complex (Growth Centre) as per Section (iii), Stage (3), Para (i) (b) of EIA Notification 2006.

 

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

 

  1. No charcoal shall be used as fuel. Pet coke shall be used as fuel instead of charcoal from unknown sources. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

                                                              

  1. Prior permission for the drawl of 9,155 KLD water from competent authority should be obtained.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

13.2.8  Expansion of Sponge Iron Plant (30, 000 TPA to 90,000 TPA) along with Steel Melting Shop (60, 000 TPA) and Captive Power Plant (8 MW) at Nayamore, Kujju, District Ramgarh in Jharkhand by M/s Shri Ram Power & Steel Pvt. Ltd. (EC)

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s Shiva Test House, Patna gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of References (TORs) awarded during the 01st Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 20th / 21st  July, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP Report. All the Integrated Steel Plants have been listed at Sl. No. 3(a) of Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 as Category ‘A’ and have to be appraised at the centre. 

M/s Shri Ram Power & Steel Pvt. Ltd. have proposed for the Expansion of their Existing Sponge Iron plant from 30000 TPA to 90000 TPA capacity along with Steel Melt Shop of 60000 TPA and 8 MW Captive Power Plant at Nayamore, Kujju, District Ramgarh in Jharkhand, within the existing plant premises. Total project area of 11.59 acres is already acquired. No national parks/wild life sanctuary/reserve forests are located within 10 km radius. Total cost of the project is Rs. 96.0 Crores.  Rs. 180 lakhs and Rs. 11 lakhs earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures. 

 

Following facilities will be installed:

Major Units

Capacity

Product

DRI Kiln

3x100 TPD (90,000 TPA)

Sponge Iron

SMS (IF)

2 x 10T  (60,000 TPA)

Steel Billets

CPP (AFBC & WHRB)

8 MW

Power

 

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

 

            ESP will be provided to FBC power plant to control particulate emissions. The exhaust gas from DRI kiln would be cleaned by dry gas cleaning system (ESP/bag filters). Fume extraction and gas cleaning system with water cooled duct, gas cooler, bag house, ID fan and stack will be provided for induction furnace to control dust.  FE system and bag filter will be provided to SMS and IF.  Dust suppression and dust extraction system like bag filters will be provided to raw material handling section, screen, conveyer transfer etc.  Total water requirement from will be 2,664 m3/day sourced from own bore wells. Cooling tower blow down will be treated.  Demineralization plant will be installed to meet the requirement of boiler.  Oil and gas will be separated and wastewater will be recycled and reused.  All the effluent will be treated and used for ash handling, dust suppression and green belt development.  No effluent will be discharged and zero discharge will be adopted. Domestic effluent will be treated in STP.

DRI Char and Coal fines will be used as fuel feed in FBC-CPP.  SMS scrap will be recycled and reused in the process.  Iron ore fines will be sold to sinter units.  SMS scrap will be recycled. Bottom ash will be used in road making and land filling.  Kiln dust, kiln accretion and scale will be used for land filling. Out of 11.59 acres, 3.85 acres (33 %) is earmarked for the green belt development along the plant boundary & project premises. Total power requirement will be 7.73 MW. 5.41 MW captive power will be generated and 2.32 MW will be sourced from JSEB GRID. 

Public hearing/Public consultation meeting was conducted by the Jharkhand Pollution Control Board on 20th March 2010. The Committee deliberated upon the issues raised during the public hearing including Implementation of Pollution Control Systems, Locals should be employed, Slag Disposal, Noise Pollution Control Measures & Details of Plantation, effective air pollution control measures, development activities, storm water management system, 100% char utilization etc. and have been addressed in the final EIA/EMP report.

 

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

 

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

  

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

 

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

 

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

 

5.    Total water requirement shall not exceed 2,664 KLD. Efforts shall further be made to use maximum water from the rain water harvesting sources.  Use of air cooled condensers shall be explored and closed circuit cooling system shall be provided to reduce water consumption and water requirement shall be modified accordingly. All the effluent should be treated and used for ash handling, dust suppression and green belt development.  No effluent shall be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge shall be adopted. Sanitary sewage should be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

12.  All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 20th March 2010 shall be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same shall be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar

 

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

 

13.2.9  Setting up for manufacturing of Clinker (3,00,000 TPA) and Cement (Portland Slag Cement-2,88, 000 TPA and Portland Pozzolona Cement- 84, 000 TPA) at Village Juri, District East Singhbhumi in Jharkhand by M/s Swati Udyog Pvt. Ltd. (EC)

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s Eco Care, Asansol, West Bengal gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Draft Terms of References (TORs) awarded during the 85th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) held during 23rd – 25th September, 2008 for preparation of EIA/EMP.  Clinker & cement units upto ≥ 1 MTPA are covered under Category “A” as per para 3(b) of the Schedule of the EIA notification 2006,   and appraised at central level.

 

M/s Swati Udyog Pvt. Ltd. has proposed to set up manufacturing of Clinker (3,00,000 TPA) and Cement (Portland Slag Cement-2,88, 000 TPA and Portland Pozzolona Cement- 84, 000 TPA) plant at Village Juri, District East Singhbhum in Jharkhand. The area for the cement plant is 30 acres. No forest land is involved.  No national park/sanctuary is located within 10 Km. Gara River flows North to South at a distance of 3.5 km from the site in the east. Hata a densely populated area is at a distance of 2.5 km from the boundary The site falls in Seismic zone-II. Total cost of the project will be Rs. 119.75 Crores. Rs. 6.77 Crores and Rs. 1.71 Crores are earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environment pollution control measures.

 

Following are the details of proposed facilities and products:

 

S.

No.

Product

Capacity

Main process equipment

1

Clinker

3,00,000 TPA

Dry process – horizontal kiln

2

Portland Slag cement

2,88,000 TPA

Ball Mill

3

Portland Pozzolana Cement

84,000 TPA

Ball Mill

 

Limestone, Bauxite, Clay, Gypsum, Fly ash, Slag, Coal will be used as raw materials as below:

 

Raw material

Per Ton Clinker

Per Ton PSC

Per Ton PPC

Daily Requirement

Annual Requirement

Lime Stone &

Siliceous limestone

1.40

-

-

1400 T

420000 T

Clay

0.23

-

-

230 T

69000 T

Clinker

-

0.475

0.70

652 T

195600 T

Gypsum

-

0.025

0.025

31 T

9300 T

Slag

-

0.50

-

480 T

144000 T

Fly Ash

-

-

0.275

77 T

23100 T

Coal

0.24

-

 

240 T

600 T

 

The major pollutants expected from the plant will be SPM, SO2 and NOx. ESP to kiln cooler and bag filters to kiln/raw mill and coal mill and bag filters to cement mill and packing plants will be provided to control the SPM emissions below 50 mg/m3.  Fugitive emissions from Limestone handling, coal handling, clinker hopper, storage silos, weight feeders, grinding mills and packing machines will be controlled by providing covered sheds for storage of raw materials, fully covered conveyors for transportation of materials, etc.

           

Total ground water requirement for the proposed project will be 30 KLD. The Central Ground Water Authority vide letter no. 21-4(33)/CGWA/MER/2009-1532 dated 29.01.2010 has granted permission for water withdrawal. No industrial wastewater will be generated from the cement plant. All the treated wastewater will be used for dust suppression green belt development. Oil & grease will be removed and treated in a neutralization pit. No trade effluent will be generated. Domestic sewage generated from cement plant (2.5 KLD), will be partly routed to septic tank –soak pit and partly reused for green belt in the plant areas.  Waste oil will be sold to the authorized agency for further treatment and disposal. Rain water harvesting structure including check dams will be constructed. 

 

The dust collected from the various air pollution control measures like bag houses/filters, ESP etc. will be totally recycled in the process for cement manufacturing. PAs also informed that other wastes like slag from iron and steel industries, fly ash from thermal power plants, will be used in the cement manufacture. 

 

Out of 30 acres of plant area, green belt is proposed in 10.25 (34.17%). DG sets with acoustic measures as per norms will be installed. As per EIA/EMP report, total power requirement will be 6 MW, which will be sourced from JSEB. DG sets (2x3 MW) will be installed for power backup.  Furnace oil will be required for initializing kiln firing.

 

The Committee deliberated upon the issues raised during the Public hearing/Public consultation meeting conducted by the Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board on 13th January, 2010 have been addressed  in the final EIA/EMP report. The main issues raised in the public hearing meeting were pollution control measures, hospitals, schools, local employment etc.

 

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

 

      i.        Continuous stack monitoring facilities to monitor gaseous emissions from all the stacks shall be provided.  After expansion, limit of SPM shall be controlled within 50 mg/Nm3 by installing adequate air pollution control system.  Electrostatic precipitators to clinker cooler, bag house to raw mill/kiln and bag filters to coal mill and cement mill. Low NOX burners should be provided to control NOX emissions. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

   vi.        Total ground water requirement for cement and captive power plant shall not exceed 30 m3/day.   All the treated wastewater shall be recycled and reused in the process and/or for dust suppression and green belt development and other plant related activities etc. No process wastewater shall be discharged outside the factory premises and ‘zero’ discharge should be adopted. The company shall comply with the conditions stipulated by the CGWA while granting permission for water withdrawal vide its letter no. 21-4(33)/CGWA/MER/2009-1532 dated 29.01.2010.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 xiii.        All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 13th January, 2010 shall be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same shall be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar.

 

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

 


 

13.2.10   Cement Grinding Unit (500  TPD) at Dag No. 267-269, Patta No.38, 77, Village Hathigaon, Mauza Borbhogia, Gaon Panchayat Kuwaritol, District Nagaon, Assam by M/s Aditi Industries Reg. Environmental Clearance

 

            The project authorities and their consultant M/s. En-vision Enviro Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Surat gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of References (TORs) awarded during the 8th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 2nd–3rd March, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Cement Grinding Units are listed at S.No. 3 (b) under Category ‘B’. The proposal should have been appraised by SEIAA/SEAC but due to non-existence of the same in Assam, proposal is appraised at the Central level. The proposal was exempted from public hearing by categorizing it in B2 category due to use of energy efficient technology, no clinker manufacturing at the proposed site, no sensitive area within 10 km. radius, ‘zero’ effluent discharge and utilization of all the solid waste in the process itself and utilization of fly ash etc.

 

M/s. Aditi Industries have proposed for the Cement Grinding Unit (PPC/OPC/PSC, 0.165 MTPA) at village Hathigaon, Mouza Borbhogia, District Nagaon, Assam. Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC), Pozzolana Portland Cement (PPC) and Portland Slag Cement (PSC) will be manufactured as per market demand.  A copy of the lease deed has been submitted. The proposed plant site area falls in seismic Zone V as per 1S:189 2002 (Part-I).   The plant structure will be designed to withstand the records severity of earthquake/cyclone etc. of the area.  Village Hathigaon is at 0.38 km.  Total land acquired is 1.31 ha. No R & R is involved. Total cost of the project is Rs. 968.44 Lakhs. Rs. 35 Lakhs and Rs. 5.65 Lakhs will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost / annum for environmental pollution control measures. 

               

Cement mill (500 TPD), Gypsum Crusher (40 TPH) and various facilities like packing, loading and storage will be installed. Clinker and Gypsum will be used in OPC cement manufacturing. Clinker, Gypsum and Fly ash for manufacturing PPC and Clinker, Gypsum and fly ash will be used in PSC cement manufacturing. Clinker from cement plant located in Assam & Meghalya, Gypsum from Bhutan or locally, Fly ash from Malda or Kahalgaon and BFG Salg from Durgapur in West Bengal will be used as raw materials. Clinker will be stored in silos. Gypsum and fly ash will be stored in covered sheds.

 

           A close circuit ball mill (C.C.B.M.) will be installed for grinding PPC, OPC & PSC. Reverse pulse jet type bag filters will be provided to clinker crusher and discharge tube / feed hopper, cement blending silo / packing house to control particulate emissions within 50 mg/Nm3. Twin cyclone separator followed by reverse pulse jet bag filters will be provided to Cement mill and discharge tube. Total ground water requirement will be 12 m3/day. There will be no waste water generation due to process. Only domestic waste water shall be generated which will be treated through septic tank and disposed through soak pit/well. No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted.

 

No process waste from the cement grinding unit will be disposed off since all the process waste (dust etc.) will be reused in the process.  Sewage sludge will be used as manure for plantation. Spent oil will be sold to authorized recyclers / reprocessors. Green belt will be developed in 4,300 sq. m. (33%) of total plant area. Proper acoustic barriers will be provided to noise generating equipment.  Power (1500 KW) will be sourced from Assam State Electricity Board.  D.G. Set (1000 KVA) will be installed for emergency purpose.

 

            After detailed deliberations, the Committee noted that the plant area falls in flood hazard and seismic zone. The company shall take precaution while constructing the plant. The structural design of the plant shall be such that it can withstand the flood and seismic hazards. and recommended the proposal for environmental clearance subject to stipulation of the following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

                                                      

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

13.2.11   Setting up an Induction Furnace of 20 MT (200 TPD) at Village Budhewal, Near Kohara, District Ludhiana, Punjab by M/s Mukesh Udyog Limited. (EC)

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s Pioneer Enviro Laboratories & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of References (TORs) awarded by SEAC, Punjab vide letter No. SEAC/134/10957 dated 27th March 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Induction Furnaces (> 30,000 TPA) have been listed at S.No. 3 (b) in secondary metallurgical processing industry under Category “B” of the Schedule of the EIA notification 2006 as amended on 1st December,2009. The proposal was originally submitted to SEIAA, Punjab and due to non-functional of SEIAA, the proposal has been forwarded to MoEF. The Member Secretary, PPCB has confirmed that the Project does not fall in the Critically Polluted area of the Ludhiana

 

M/s. Mukesh Udyog Limited have proposed to set up a 20 T (200 TPD) Induction Furnace at Buddhewal Village, Kohara Tehsil, Ludhiana District, Punjab. No National Park / Wild life sanctuary / Reserved forest is located within 15 km radius of the project site. Total project area is 10.0 acres Total cost of the project is Rs. 25.0 Crores. Rs. 1.0 Crores and Rs. 25 lakhs / annum will be earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost for environmental pollution control measures.

 

Following will be plant configuration & production capacity.

 

S.No.

Details

Plant configuration

Production Capacity (TPD)

1

Induction furnace with CCM to produce M.S. Billets

1 x 20 MT

200

 

             The raw materials sponge iron, MS Scrap & Ferro Alloys will be fed to Induction furnace to produce liquid steel and passed through concast to produce M.S. Billets.

 

            Fume extraction system with bag filters will be provided to Induction Furnace, LRF and CCM. The treated gases will be discharged through a stack of 30 m height and the outlet dust emission will be less than 50 mg/Nm3. Total ground water required for the proposed plant is 15 m3/day. Domestic wastewater will be disposed off into the soak pit via septic tank.  Closed circuit cooling system is proposed and zero discharge will be maintained in the proposed plant. Slag generated from SMS will be crushed and after iron recovery, the inert material will be used in road construction/landfill.

 

3.3 Acres (33% of the total plant area) of green belt will be developed within the plant premises. Power requirement for the proposed plant will be met from  the State electricity board.

 

Public Hearing was exempted by SEAC, Punjab due to location of the project in medium and heavy industrial zone

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

v.        The total ground water requirement shall not exceed 15 KLD. Permission from the State Irrigation Department / Central Ground Water Board for drawl of water shall be obtained as may be applicable in this case.

 

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

 

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

 

 

13.2.12   Ferro Alloy Plant (12,000 TPA; 1X3 & 1X5 MVA submerged Electric Arc Furnace) at D-1/3 Phase-III, Village Balidih, Bokaro Industrial Area, District Bokaro Industrial Area, District Bokaro in Jharkhand by M/s Shreewalli Ferro Tech (P) Limited (EC)

 

The project authorities and their consultant Eco Care, Asansol, West Bengal gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of References (TORs) awarded during the 5th  Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 24th – 25th November, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP.  All the Ferro Alloy Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgy Industry in Category “A” and appraised at the Central level. Public hearing is not required for this project as per para 7(i) III Stage (3) (i) (b) of the EIA Notification, 2006 as the unit is located in a notified industrial area.

M/s Shreewalli Ferro Tech (P) Limited have proposed for the Ferro Alloy Plant (12, 000 TPA; 1X3 & 1X5 MVA submerged Electric Arc Furnace) at D-1/3 Phase-III, Village Balidih, Bokaro Industrial Area, District Bokaro in Jharkhand. Bokaro (a major populated area) is at a distance of 3 km in NE direction.  Total land acquired is 2 acres of which 0.66 acres will be developed under green belt. No national park/wild life sanctuary/reserve forest is located within 10 km radius of the project site. Total cost of the project is Rs. 11.31 Crores. Rs. 67 lakhs and Rs. 18 lakhs will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost / annum for environmental pollution control measures. 

The details of the products along with their capacity are given below:

S.No.

Description

Capacity (TPA)

Phase-I

(3 MVA SAF)

Phase-II

(5 MVA SAF)

Total

1.

Silico Manganese (SiMn)

2700

4500

7200

2.

Ferro Manganese (FeMn)

1800

3000

4800

 

Total

4500

7500

12000

3.

Or product mix of Silico Manganese (SiMn), Ferro Manganese (FeMn)  and Ferro Silicon (FeSi) within the allowed capacity

 

Manganese ore, Manganese slag, coke (reductant), quartz, electrode paste, casing sheet, M.S. round, oxygen will be used as raw materials. Mn ore (24360 TPA), Fe-Mn Slag (6480 TPA), coal (4200 TPA), coke (5160 TPA), and Quartz (1080 TPA) will be used as raw materials.  Coal/coke will be used as reducing agent.  Quartz will be used as de-sulphurising agents (Fluxes). No charcoal will be used as reducing agent or in any other process.

Silico-Manganese (or product mix) will be produced in submerged electric arc furnace (SEAF). The raw materials will be thoroughly mixed and charged into the furnace. The charge will enter the smelting zone, smelted at 1390-15000c and the alloy formed being heavy, settle at the bottom and will be cast in dressed beds.  After solidification, the cakes will be broken manually to required lump size.

                Fume extraction system with bag filters will be provided to the submerged arc furnaces. The emission will be passed through a chimney of adequate height. ID fan connected to spark arrestors and bag filters will be provided. Dust emissions will be controlled by water sprinkling on the roads.

Total ground water requirement from bore well will be 60 m3/day will be sourced from the industrial area water supply system and mainly be used in cooling tower. The treated effluent will be used for dust suppression and green belt development. Service water will be passed through oil separator to remove oil content in the effluent.  Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and Zero discharge will be adopted.

                Solid waste like bag filter dust will be reused in process after cake making. The slag generated from the production of Ferro-Manganese will be used as raw material for Si-Mn. The slag generated from Si-Mn and Fe-Si manufacture will be used as construction material, base layer for road laying and land filling. Waste oil and used batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers / reprocessors.

Green belt will be developed in 0.66 acres of plant area. Acoustic enclosures will be provided to D.G. sets to control noise.  Power (9 MVA) will be sourced from DVC. D.G. set (200 KVA & 100 KVA) will be installed for emergency power supply.

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

  1. Pet coke shall be used as fuel instead of charcoal from unknown sources. No charcoal should be used as fuel.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. Prior permission for the drawl of 60 m3/day water from competent authority shall be obtained.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

            Any Other Item

 

13.2.13    Asbestos Cement Sheet Manufacturing Facility (1,00,000 TPA) at Plot No. 12, 12-A, D.E.G Industrial Growth Centre, Village Meghnagar, District Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh by  M/s Nibhi Industries Private Limited (EC-Reconsideration)

 

Proposal of M/s Nibhi Industries Private Limited for Asbestos Cement Sheet Manufacturing Facility (1,00,000 TPA) at Plot No. 12, 12-A, D.E.G Industrial Growth Centre, Village Meghnagar, District Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh was considered and discussed in the 4th Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) meeting held on 26th – 27th  October, 2009 and environmental clearance was accorded on 17th November, 2009.

 

The Committee while recommending the proposal for environmental clearance stipulated a condition that operation, commissioning or trial production of the plant shall not be before the Committee has scrutinized and satisfied itself after due receipt of information on the following aspects.

 

I.        High-resolution satellite image data having 1m-5m spatial resolution like quickbird, Ikonos, IRS P-6 pan sharpened etc. in a radius of 10 km radius from the site, which could be used for land used/land-cover mapping of the area.

II.      Project site layout, in regard to raw materials, fly ash, bore well, water storage, waste disposal, green area, water bodies, and rivers/drainage passing through the site. Information on aquifers (within 1Km.) may be given.

III.     Cumulative data of the last 2-3 yrs. for emissions e.g. aerosols size, optical depth, CO, CO2, surface and air temperature, NO, CH4, anions / cations / trace metals as given below in surface/subsurface water with present GW level and its fluctuation for last 5-10 yrs from CGWB.

IV.    Geo-technical data by a bore hole of upto 40 mts. per every one sq. km area such as ground water level, SPTN values, soil fineness, geology, shear wave velocity etc. for liquefaction studies. This will help assess seismic hazard and earthquake risk management.   

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

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

VII.   Air quality modeling for the Asbestos handling system. Ambient air quality monitoring modeling along with cumulative impact. Following are to be included as an annexure for the day (24 hrs) considered for maximum GLC:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

x)     When and where the ambient air quality standards are or may be exceeded due to the proposed plant alone or cumulatively.

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

xii)   The green belt should be around the project boundary and a scheme for greening of the traveling roads should also be incorporated.

xiii)  All rooftops/terraces should have some green cover.

    VIII.    Occupational health of the workers. Occupational hazards specific pre placement and periodical monitoring and periodical monitoring should be carried out. The detailed plan to carry out above mentioned activity should be mentioned. The measures to protect the workers from accidents and other safety issues. Detailed plan for the same. Man machine relationship. How the issue of man-machine relationship to protect the workers from musculo-skeletal disorder such as backache, arthritis, body ache etc.

 

The proponent submitted before the committee that most of the queries raised relate to mining of asbestos fibre. However, the company is not involved in the mining activity. They would import asbestos fibre (Chrysotile variety) from Russia, Brazil, Canada and Zimbabwe.

 

However, on receipt of requisite information, the proposal was placed before the EAC-1.  The Committee noted that the requisite information sought above is complete & satisfactory and recommended that the proponent may go ahead with the operation of the plant. The company shall comply with the conditions as stipulated in the environmental clearance letter dated 17th November 2009.

 

                         

13.2.14   Environmental Clearance for Induction Furnace Ingots and Rolling Mill  at Industrial Growth Centre Village Thumakunta Mandal Hindpur, District Anantpur in Andhra Pradesh by M/s Sasa Metal Private Limited. (EC-Reconsideration)

 

Proposal of M/s Sasa Metal Pvt. Ltd. for the Induction Furnace (1,80,000 TPA, Ingots/Billets) and Rolling Mill (1,80,000 TPA, M.S. Structures/Bars) at Plot No. 49-A, Industrial Growth Centre (APIIC), Village Thumakunta, Hindupur, District Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh was considered and discussed in the 11th Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) meeting held on 24th – 26th  June, 2010.  Public hearing was exempted since the project is located in notified Industrial Growth Centre (APIIC) at Hindupur, Anantpur, A.P

 

The Committee desired the submission of following information before taking final decision on the environment clearance. 

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

2.    Details regarding seismicity of the area.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

    v.        The total water requirement from APIIC shall not exceed 48 KLD. Permission from the State Irrigation Department / Central Ground Water Board for drawl of water shall be obtained as may be applicable in this case.

 

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

 

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

 

 

13.2.15    Pig Iron Plant (33,250 TPA) at Biswasdih, P.O. Gadhi Shrirampur, District Giridih Jharkhand by  M/s  Sundaram Ferro Tech (Private)   Limited (EC-Amendment)

 

Proposal of M/s Sundaram Ferro Tech Private Limited for setting up of Pig Iron Plant (33,250 TPA) and Hard Coke (55,850 TPA) at Biswasdih, Giridih Jharkhand was considered and discussed in the 8th Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) meeting held on 2nd – 3rd  March, 2010.  Public Hearing for the Pig Iron & Hard Coke plant was held on 19.06.2009.

 

After deliberating the facts, the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) observed that proposed beehive type non-recovery coke oven using obsolete technology is more polluting in nature since no air pollution control equipment can be installed. Therefore, Committee asked to go for recovery type of coke oven where all the products and byproducts are recovered or purchase coke directly from the market being a small project. Out of both the options, PAs preferred not to install non-recovery type of coke oven and purchase coke directly from the market to manufacture pig iron.  The committee recommended the proposal for the pig iron plant alone for the environment clearance subject to stipulation of specific conditions after submission of the revised proposal for the pig iron plant.

 

Based on the recommendations of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry), the Ministry accorded environmental clearance for pig iron unit alone on 11.05.2010. The proponent vide their letter dated 24.05.2010 requested to kindly grant the EC for their original proposal (i.e. Pig Iron – 100 TPD and Hard Coke – 168 TPD). The EAC took the review of the small capacity non-recovery type coke oven plant in its meeting held in April, 2010 and recommended the proposals for other units for environmental clearance.

 

In view of the above, the proponent requested for the amendment in EC accorded on 11.05.2010 for pig iron unit by addition of non-recovery type hard coke plant for which they originally submitted the proposal to the Ministry and accordingly was placed before the Committee.

 

            The Committee took the consistent stand as for M/s Swati Sponge & Iron Pvt. Ltd. For which EC was accorded on 18th June, 2010 for Pig Iron & non-recovery type Coke oven plant  and recommended the proposal for amendment in environmental clearance i.e. for setting up of Hard Coke plant (55,850 TPA) subject to stipulation of following additional specific conditions:

 

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

 

             ii.        Multi stage scrubber shall be installed to control gaseous and dust emission from the coke oven stack.   

 

            iii.        The waste heat from the coke oven unit shall be utilized for preheating of the coal to conserve the energy.

 

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

 

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

 

13.2.16    Steel Plant [Sponge Iron Plant (2,16,000 TPA), Induction Furnace, Ingots / Billets, 2,59,200 TPA), Rolling Mill (2,88,000 TPA, M.S. structures/bars)] along with Captive Power Plant (24 MW) at Sy. No. 7,8, 13 & 72 Village Ravulapally, Mandal Pargi, District Ranga Reddy, Andhra Pradesh by M/s  T.M. Ispat (India) Limited. (EC-Reconsideration)

 

Proposal of M/s T. M. Ispat (India) Limited for the Steel Plant [Sponge Iron Plant (2,16,000 TPA), Induction Furnace, Ingots / Billets, 2,59,200 TPA), Rolling Mill (2,88,000 TPA, M.S. structures/Bars)] alongwith Captive Power Plant (24 MW) at Sy. No. 7,8, 13 & 72 Village Ravulapally, Mandal Pargi, District Ranga Reddy, Andhra Pradesh was considered and discussed in the 11th Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) meeting held on 24th – 26th June, 2010.  

            Public hearing/Public consultation meeting was conducted by the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board on 26th February, 2010. The Committee took a note of the 59 objections received out of 61 persons attended the meeting.

            The Committee examined the report of the public hearing which has been signed by the Joint Collector (JC) and also viewed the video of the proceedings. The JC has stated that most of the persons who attended were opposed to the project.  61 representations were received in this regard have been sent to the Ministry. MLA who was present spoke in the favor of the project. He has added that the proceedings were disrupted and the police had to restore calm. He has expressed no opinion on his behalf for or against the project.  He has informed the audience that the decision will be left to MoEF. He has stated that the video apparently has been tampered with. Regardless of this statement, the committee is clearly able to conclude that there was   opposition and outcry to the project which is the chief point to be taken into account. It is also observed strangely that the Member Secretary, State Pollution Control Boards view on the matter is neither available on the video nor in writing.

            The Committee noted that on the basis of evidence given that 60 acres of land has been already acquired by the proponents. The proponent’s proposal to acquire another 30 acres was rejected by the committee having regard to public sentiment. It was also reported that a plant of similar capacity already exists with the approval of MoEF within a distance of about 10 km.  This fact has to be verified. Consulting on the sum of things and the non committal report, of the JC, the committee recommends that the project may be reconsidered by it after the data, modifications, clarifications and rectifications of defects is submitted to the Ministry in due time. The Member Secretary, APPCB may be also called upon to express his specific views.

            The Committee also noted that there is a lack of objectivity and precision of the data in the report and information is deficient w.r.t. the requisite data.

            After detailed deliberations, the Committee deferred the proposal for environmental clearance and sought following information for the following:

i)     The data which has been produced before the Committee, raw material and RSPM analysis etc. submitted by consultant should be validated by the authorized reputed lab.

ii)     Information on the input of the meterological data and model input.

iii)    Mass balance and energy balance needs to be prepared with greater precesion and diligence.

iv)   Detailed water balance along with flow diagram

v)    Analysis of heavy metal concentration in the blood & detailed Occupational Health Plan including spirometry along with audiometry, chest X-ray among the workers etc.

 

On receipt of above information, the proposal was placed before the EAC-1. The Committee decided that the effluent characteristics data should be sought. The Committee also decided that the Ministry may write to MS, APPCB to provide reply within one month w.r.t the minutes of the Public Hearing. If no response is received, within specified time, it will be presumed that MS, APPCB has nothing to say in the matter. The Committee will take decision on the project.

 

13.2.17    Ferro Alloy Plant (Phase-I: 4,200 TPA and Phase-II: 15,100 TPA) at Sy. No.184, Village Pedabantupalli, Mandal Gurla & Sy. No. 54, Village Regati Mandal, Garividi, District Vizianangaram, Andhra Pradesh by M/s  Swastik Alloys (India) Private  Limited Reg. Environmental Clearance

 

The proposal of M/s Swastik Alloys (India) Pvt. Ltd. for the Ferro Alloy Plant (Phase-I: 4,200 TPA and Phase-II: 15,100 TPA) at Sy. No.184, Village Peda, Village Bantupalli, Mandal Gurla & Sy. No. 54, Village Regati Mandal, Garividi, District Vizianangaram, Andhra Pradesh was considered and discussed in the 11th Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) meeting held on 24th – 26th June, 2010.  

After detailed deliberations, the Committee deferred the proposal for environmental clearance and decided that the proposal shall be considered in the EAC meeting without calling the PAs after submission of modified EIA report with TOR wise compliance and elaborate action plan for occupational Health.

            On receipt of above information, the proposal was placed before the EAC-1.  The Committee noted that the information on chemical composition including trace element analysis of raw material needs to be rechecked as the values reported are on the higher side and deferred the proposal for environmental clearance till the submission of desired information.

 

Proposals for TORs

 

13.2.18    Expansion project of Hot Rolled Products from 90,000 TPA to 1,50,000 TPA and installation of One Electric Arc Furnace (15 T) and one AOD vessel (15 T) at Village-Barjora, Dist-Bankura, West Bengal by M/s BDG Metal & Power Limited. (formerly known as M/s Bisan Dayal Goyal & Sons (P) Ltd.) - (TOR)

 

            The project authorities and their consultant gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken alongwith the draft Term of References for the preparation of EIA/EMP.  All the Steel Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgical Industries appraised at the Central level.

 

            M/s BDG Metal & Power Limited (formerly known as M/s Bisan Dayal Goyal & Sons (P) Ltd.) has submitted a proposal for expansion  by additional production of Hot Rolled Products  by 60,000 TPA, Electric Arc Furnace (15 T) and AOD vessel (15 T). The unit also proposes to install one 3 Strand Casting machine at Plot No. 1472 (P), 2742 (P), J.L. No. 22/Kadasole, Plastosteel Industrial Park (WBIDC), College Road, P.O. & P.S Barjora, District Bankura, West Bengal.  Total project area is 22.5 acres. Expansion will be carried out in existing plant premises. Ministry earlier accorded Environmental Clearance to the above project vide file no. J-11011/816/2008-IA.II(I) dated 11.02.2009. No national Park/wild life sanctuary/reserve forest is located within 10 km radius of the project site.  Total cost of expansion project is Rs. 55.0 Crores.

 

Raw materials required will be Steel Ingot / Billet 65,000 TPA, FO/HSD/PG Gas for reheating of Furnace 4000 m3/annum & HSD for 2 Nos. DG Set 90 Lit/hr. 

 

Stack gases from arc furnaces are collected by hood and will be passed successively through duct, air cooler and a pulse jet bag filter system followed by a stack of adequate height. Total water requirement from West Bengal Ground Water Resources will be  44.5 m3/d.  Make up water requirement will be 40 m3/d.  Industrial waste water will be recycled and domestic effluent will be discharged to septic tank and soak pit.

 

Dust from air pollution control system and slag will be provided to Cement factory for manufacturing cement. Power requirement will be 15 MW.

 

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

 

1.            Executive summary of the project.

2.            Photographs of plant area.

3.            A copy of the Gazette Notification regarding the Notified Industrial Estate.

4.            Compliance to the conditions stipulated in the Environmental Clearance / NOC granted by the SPCB.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

31.          Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

44.          Occupational health:

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

The following general points should be noted:

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

           

 It was decided that ‘TORs’ prescribed by the Expert  Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. The final EIA/EMP report shall be submitted to  the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance.   No public hearing/consultation is required due to project being located in notified Plasto steel Industrial Park (WBIDC), College Road, P.O. & P.S Barjora, District Bankura, West Bengal as per Section (iii), Stage (3), Para (i)(b) of EIA Notification, 2006.  The TORs prescribed shall be valid for a period of two years for submission of the EIA/EMP.      

 

13.2.19   Expansion of  2 x 8 TPH induction furnaces and 200 MT Rolling Mills at Village Jalalpur, Amloh Road, Mandi Gobindgarh, District Fatehgarh Sahib in Punjab by M/s Hansco Iron and Steels Pvt. Ltd. –TOR reg.

 

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

 

13.2.20   Proposed 1 x 15.0 Ton & 1 x 3.5 Ton of Induction Furnaces & 1 Continuous Casting Machine at Village Gopalpur, District Burdwan, West Bengal by M/s Venky Hi-Tech Ispat Ltd - TOR reg.

 

The Committee noted that this is a ‘B’ category project. As the SEIAA/SEAC for West Bengal has been reconstituted, the proposal be transferred to the SEIAA.

 


 

13.2.21   Proposed 4 x 9 MVA Submerged Arc Furnace and 2 x 300 TPD Sinter Plant at Village Dwarika & Deuli, District Bankura in West Bengal by M/s Impex Metal & Ferro Alloys Limited Reg. TORs

 

The Project authorities and their consultant Environ India, Kolkata, West Bengal gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft Term of Reference for the preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Ferro Alloy Plants & Sinter Plants are listed at S.N. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgy Industry under Category A and appraised at the Central level. 

 

            M/s Impex Metal & Ferro Alloys Ltd. have proposed for the Ferro Alloy Plant 4 x 9 MVA (Fe-Mn : 73,920 TPA / Si-Mn : 52,800 TPA or Fe-Si : 26,400 TPA OR Product mix of all) and 2 X 300 TPD Sinter Plant (Mn Ore Sinter : 1,98,000 TPA) at Mouza : Dwarika & Deuli, District : BankuraWest Bengal. The land area acquired for the project is 11.69 acres of which green belt will be developed in 3.85 acres of plant area. . No rehabilitation and resettlement is involved. No national parks/wild life sanctuary/reserve forests are located within 10 km radius.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 142 Crores. Rs. 9.0 Crores and Rs. 0.9 Crores has been earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum respectively for environmental pollution control measures.

 

            Mn ore (2,07,900 TPA), FeMn Slag (84,110 TPA), coke breeze (54,318 TPA), Quartz (51,480 TPA), Dolomite (23,284 TPA), Si sculls (7,340 TPA), Iron Scrap (9,240 TPA) and Pet Coke (33,000 TPA) will be used as raw materials. Raw materials will be smelted at 1500-18000C. Liquid ferro alloys and slag will be tapped separately. No charcoal will be used as reductant. Cyclone cum Bag filter system with spark arrestor, ducting, valves, ID fans will be provided to control emissions from furnace. The clean gas will be released to the atmosphere by the ID fans through chimney. Electrostatic Precipitator will be installed along with the Sinter Plant. Dust suppression system will be provided to control dust emission.

 

Makeup water requirement will be 115 m3/d and will be sourced from borewell / River Dwarakeshwar / Rainwater Harvesting pond. The treated effluent will be used for dust suppression and green belt development. Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank. No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and zero discharge will be adopted. Power (39 MW) will be sourced from WBSEDCL and 1 X 500 kVA DG Set. 

 

            Fines collected at Electrostatic Precipitator from Sinter Plant and Cyclone cum Bag Filter attached to Submerged Arc Furnace (2,000 TPA) will be recycled in the respective process. Fe Mn Slag (64,000 TPA) will be utilized in Si-Mn production. Si Mn Slag (58,000 TPA) will be utilized in road / area / land development.

 

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

 

1.        Executive summary of the project

2.        Photographs of the plant area.

3.        Compliance to the conditions stipulated in the Environmental Clearance / NOC granted by the SPCB.

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

5.        A map indicating the location of the plant and location of   reserve duly authenticated by the Chief Wildlife Warden along with his comments/recommendations..

6.        A copy of application submitted to the National Board for Wildlife.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17.      Permission and approval for the use of forest land, if any, and recommendations of the State Forest Department regarding impact of proposed expansion on the surrounding forests.

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

19.      Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

68.      Occupational health:

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

(i)      If not, then why?

(ii)     If yes, then 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

13.2.22   Proposed Cement Plant (600 TPD) at Dag No.: 85 & 86 of K. P. Patta No.: 31, Village Sarutari, Mouza Sonpur, District Kamrup, Assam by M/s. GMG Cement Industries- TOR reg.

 

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s. Envision Enviro Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Surat, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken alongwith the draft Term of References for the preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Cement Plants (less than 1.0 TPA) are listed at S.N. 3(b) Under Category ‘B’ and appraised at the Central level due to absence of SEIAA/SEAC in Assam.

 

M/s. GMG Cement Industries have proposed for the Cement Plant (Clinker 1,81,500 TPA & Cement OPC/PPC/PSC 1,98,000 TPA) at Dag No.: 85 & 86 of K. P. Patta No.: 31, Village Sarutari, Mouza Sonpur, District Kamrup  Assam. As per the market demand, OPC/PPC/PSC will be manufactured. Total project area is 2.0067 ha and is already acquired. Approximately 0.6 ha will be earmarked for green belt development. No R & R is involved. No national park / wild life sanctuary / reserve forest is located within 10 km radius of the project site. Proposed project will be located in Seismic Zone-V and earthquake resistance structure will be provided. Total cost of the project is Rs. 16.68 Crore. Rs. 70.00 Lakhs and Rs. 10.50 Lakhs will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

Lime Stone (825 TPD from Meghalaya), Clay (65.45 TPD for Byrnihat, Assam, Iron dust (9.35 TPD from Durgapur, Bihar), Coke breeze (112.2 TPD from Byrnihat, Assam), Fly ash/slag (236.4 TPD from West Bengal & Bihar), Gypsum (12 TPD from Bhutan) will be used as raw materials.

 

VSK technology will be used for drying, sintering and coking.  Manufacturing process will involve mixing, drying and grinding of limestone, clay, silica, heating in pre-heater and burning in kiln, cooled in air cooling system to form clinker. Subsequently, clinker will be ground with gypsum to from cement.

 

A multi bag pulse jet type dust collectors will be provided to crusher, raw mill, cement mill and packing plant. A multi bag pulse jet type dust collectors followed by wet scrubber will be provided to all the Vertical Shaft Kilns. Dust from the pollution control equipments will be 100% recycled in the process.   Used/spent oil will be sold to authorized recycles / reprocess. Total power requirement will be 5 MW and sourced from Assam SEB.  D.G. set of 1,000 KVA will be installed for emergency use.  Diesel (80 Ltr./hr) will be used as fuel for stand by D.G. Set.

 

Total ground water requirement from bore well will be 130 m3/day and permission will be obtained from CGWA. Domestic wastewater (2.7 m3/day) will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted.

 

The Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) after detailed deliberations finalized the following TORs for undertaking detailed EIA /EMP report.

 

1.      Executive summary of the project.

2.      Photographs of plant area.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

29.    Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

The following general points should be noted:

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

           

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

 

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


 

 

13.2.23    Expansion in existing calcined bauxite/calcined products & abrasive grains/fused products manufacturing unit at Plot No 400, GIDC Porbandar in District Porbandar, Gujarat by M/S Orient Abrasives Ltd –TOR reg.

  

The project authorities and their consultant M/s. En-vision Enviro Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Surat gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of References (TORs) for preparation of EIA/EMP. Proposed project is listed at S.No. 3(a) metallurgical industry of ferrous and non ferrous metals under category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level. Public hearing is not required as the unit is located in notified industrial area.

 

M/s. Orient Abrasives Ltd have proposed for the expansion in existing calcined and fused manufacturing unit (calcined bauxite/calcined products - 36,000 MTPA to 1,50,000 MTPA  and  abrasive grains/fused products 24,000 MTPA to 75,000 MTPA)  at  Plot No. 400, GIDC Porbandar, Village Dharmpur in District Porbandar, Gujarat. The District Porbandar falls in seismic Zone III as per 1S:189 2002 (Part-I). The plant structure will be designed to withstand the records severity of earthquake/cyclone etc. of the area.  Village Kolikhada is at 2.76 km.  Total project area is 20 ha.  No extra land is required for the expansion and proposed expansion will be carried out in the same premises. Environment clearances for captive power plant was accorded by the ministry vide letter no J-13012/12/2007-IA.II (T) dated 7th June 2007. Total cost of the project is Rs. 25 Crores Rs. 400 Lacs and Rs. 40 Lacs will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost / annum for environmental pollution control measures. 

 

Raw Material i.e. raw bauxite consumption will enhance from 72,000 MTPA to 3,00,000 MTPA and alumina from 8,000 MTPA to 15,000 MTPA. Raw bauxite will be sourced from own mines located in Bhuj and Jamnagar of Gujarat and GMD. All raw materials shall be stored in covered sheds.

 

The manufacturing process involves grinding of raw materials, calcination, fusion and sizing.

 

The high efficiency ESP / bag house and bag filters have been installed to recover input materials and reduce particulate matter from the gaseous emissions from the stack.  ESP to kilns, bag filter to Arc furnaces have been provided. Company has proposed new ESP (Electro Static Precipitator) as air pollution control system attached to additional Kiln.

 

Water requirement of 75.75 m3/day will be source from GIDC and Gujarat water supply & Sewerage Board. GIDC has given permission for drawl of 51 m3/day and the Gujarat water supply & Sewerage Board has given permission to draw 51 m3/day of water. There will be no waste water generation due to process. Only domestic waste water generated which will be disposed through septic tank and soak pitl. No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and Zero discharge will be adopted. No process waste from the additional production facility will be disposed off since all the process waste (dust etc.) will be reused in the process. Spent oil will be sold to authorized recyclers / re-processors. The additional 6.6 MW power will be required which will be sourced from the State Electricity Board. Company is having two D.G. Sets (4.2 x1 & 4.3 x1 MW) in existing facility as standby source of power.

 

 

The Company is having approximately 45,500 m2 greenbelt area in existing facility. Additional area of 20,500 m2 will be developed under green belt. Proper acoustic barriers will be provided to noise generating equipment.  

 

 

 

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

 

1.        Executive summary of the project

2.        Photographs of the plant area.

3.        Compliance to the conditions stipulated in the Environmental Clearance / NOC granted by the SPCB.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

16.      Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

44.      Permission for the drawl of 950 m3/day ground water from bore well from the SGWB/CGWA or concerned authority and water balance data including quantity of effluent generated, recycled and reused and discharged is to be provided. Methods adopted/to be adopted for the water conservation should be included.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

58.      Disposal of tailings from the benefeciation plant along with the location of the tailing dam.

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

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

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

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

63.      Occupational health:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

13.2.24    Proposed Ferro Alloys Plant (Fe - Mn 20,000 MTPA &  Si-Mn 37,000 MTPA) at Plot No. 290-294, 306-310 & 325-363, Andhra Pradesh Industrial and Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC) Growth Center, Bobbili, District Vizianagram, Andhra Pradesh by M/s. RIN MOIL Ferro Alloys Pvt. Ltd. (RMFAPL).- TOR reg.

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s. Envision Enviro Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Surat, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft TORs for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the ferro alloy plants are listed at S.No. (3(a) under Primary Metallurgical Industries under category (A) and is appraised at the Central Level. 

 

M/s. RIN MOIL Ferro Alloys Pvt. Ltd. (RMFAPL) { (Joint Venture of Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) & Manganese Ore India Limited (MOIL) } have proposed for the Ferro Alloy Plant (Fe-Mn 20,000 MTPA & Si-Mn 37,000 MTPA) at Andhra Pradesh Industrial and Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC) Growth Center, Bobbili, District Vizianagram, Andhra Pradesh.  Total project area is 112.18 acres of which about 37.02 acre of area will be developed under green belt.  No litigation or court case is pending against the project and / or land where the project is to be set up.  No R & R is involved. No national Park/wild life sanctuary/reserve forest is located within 10 km radius of the project site. River Vegawati flows at a distance of 5 km.  Cost of the proposed project would be Rs. 206.06 Crore. Total capital cost for environmental pollution control measures would be Rs. 957.8 lakhs and recurring cost per annum would be Rs. 195.76 lakhs.

 

Following are the details of facilities and manufacturing capacity: 

 

  S.No.

Facility

Plant Configuration

Product

Production capacity

1.

Submerge Arc Furnace

9 MVA x 1

Ferro-Manganese

20,000 MTPA

2.

Submerge Arc Furnace

27.0 MVA x 1

Silico-Manganese

37,500 MTPA

TOTAL PRODUCTION OF FERRO ALLOYS

57,500 MTPA

 

Mn ore (1,14,000 TPA), Iron ore (1,300 TPA), Dolomite (9,950 TPA), Coke (23100 TPA),  Coal 20300 TPA), Carbon electrode paste (1200 TPA), Fe-Mn slag (19,000 TPA), quartz (8,000 TPA), will be used as raw materials.  All the raw materials will be transported by road. The charged material for manufacturing Fe-Mn & Si-Mn will be continuously reduced by carbon reductants.  Electrode will also be deeply submerged into furnace hearth.  Liquid ferro alloy and slag will be tapped periodically.  Ferro alloys will be casted into casting bed.  Casted ferro alloy will be cooled, cleaned for any slag sticking to it and then transferred to product storage area where it will be broken, screened and stacked for dispatch.   

 

The smoke and fumes from the arc furnace will be controlled by suction hood ducts and pulse jet bag filters before discharging into the atmosphere through a stack of adequate height. Dual fluid based dust suppression system will be provided at all the material transfer points.  Dust extraction and dust suppression system will be provided to screen house and raw material handling area. The emission of particulate matter from process stacks will be limited to 50 mg/Nm3.

 

Total water requirement of 960 m3/d will be met from the APIIC Growth Center for which permission has been obtained on 16.02.2010. The treated effluent will be used for ash conditioning, dust suppression and green belt development. Service water will be passed through oil separator to remove oil content in the effluent.  Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit and used for green belt development.  No industrial waste water will be discharged outside the premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted. 

 

Fe-Mn slag (19,750 MTPA) will be reused in manufacture of Si-Mn. Si-Mn slag (36,550 MTPA) will be used for leveling, construction or dumped at a slag yard.  Dust collected from bag filters will be used in fly ash brick manufacturing.  The fines collected from Pollution control equipment will be reused in raw material processing area and mixed with the ore and charged in the furnace.  Waste / used spent oil and used batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers / re-processors. Acoustic, enclosures and silencers will be provided.

 

Power requirement of 132 kv will be sourced from 132 kV Switching station at Eastern Power Distribution Company Limited (EPDCL)  Bobbili Grid, Andhra Pradesh. DG set of 750 KVA shall be installed for emergency use.

 

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

 

1.            Executive summary of the project.

2.            Photographs of plant area.

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

4.            A copy of the Gazette Notification regarding the Notified Industrial Area.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

30.          Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

The following general points should be noted:

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

           

 It was decided that ‘TORs’ prescribed by the Expert  Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. The final EIA/EMP report shall be submitted to  the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance. Public hearing/consultation is not required due to project being located in notified Industrial area i.e. Andhra Pradesh Industrial and Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC) Growth Center, Bobbili, as per Section (iii), Stage (3), Para (i)(b) of EIA Notification, 2006. The TORs prescribed shall be valid for a period of two years for submission of the EIA/EMP.      

 

13.2.25    Expansion project by installation of Rolling Mills of 50,000 TPA and Fe- Alloys 6,000 TPA at Plot No. 31, Goibhanga, Kalunga Industrial Estate, Kalunga, District Sundargarh in Orissa  by M/s  Bajrang Steel and Alloys Limited. (TOR)

 

The Project authorities and their consultant Global Experts, Bhubaneswar gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft Term of References for the preparation of EIA/EMP. All the metallurgical industries Ferrous and non ferrous plants with secondary metallurgical processing industry, all toxic and heavy metal producing units ³20,000 TPA  listed at S.N. 3(a) under category ‘A’ and appraised at Central level.

 

M/s Bajrang Steel & Alloys Ltd. have proposed for the Ferro alloys plant 2.5 MVA submerged arc Furnaces (SAF) for production of 6,000 TPA Fe-Alloys at Plot No-31, Goibhanga, Kalunga Industrial Complex, Kalunga, Rourkela, Orissa. The company has existing plant with 1X3 T/Heat Induction Furnace. Total Project area is 13.45 Acres allocated in the Kalunga Industrial Complex. Green belt will be developed over an area of 3.80 Acres. The total project cost is Rs.12.25 Crores. Rs. 0.49 Crores and Rs. 0.12 Crores are earmarked towards Capital Cost and recurring cost for pollution control measures. PAs confirmed that no litigation /court case is pending against the project.

 

Iron/Manganese ore (15,000 TPA), coke (3,000 TPA), Sponge iron (30,000 TPA) and M.S Ingots (6,000 TPA), lime stone (400 TPA) and C.I. Scrap (6,000 TPA) will be used as raw materials. Iron/Manganese ore will be sourced from Barbil and Joda area of Orissa. Coke, Sponge iron, M.S Ingots, lime stone and C.I. scraps shall be purchased from open market.

 

Particulate emissions will be controlled by the installation of bag house and Pulse jet bag filters.  Water sprinklers will be installed for suppression of dust at uploading point and crushing unit.

 

Total make up water requirement will be 12.50 m3/hr and which will be sourced from bore well. Application is submitted to Water Resources Department of Orissa. Total waste water generation will be 0.12 m3/hr. The waste water will be collected and after treatment in units like settling & clarifier will be used for dust suppression and in green belt development. Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be discharged out side premises and ‘zero discharge’ will be adopted. Total power requirement of the unit will be 10 MW. The required power will be obtained from Central Electricity Supply and Utilisation Board (CESU), Orissa.

 

Ferro Manganese Slag - will be reprocessed to produce Sillico Manganese.   Scrap (3000 TPA) and Scale (2000 TPA) willbe recycled / reused in the process. Balance about 3000 TPA of slag and 1200 TPA of fly ash will be utilized as sub-surface material in land filling and road making. Coal tar of (600 TPA) shall be sold in local market.

 

 

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

 

1.            Executive summary of the project.

2.            Photographs of plant area.

3.            Compliance to the conditions stipulated in the Environmental Clearance / NOC granted by the SPCB.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

21.          Existing stack emissions data should be included

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

31.          Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

44.          Occupational health:

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

The following general points should be noted:

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

           

 It was decided that ‘TORs’ prescribed by the Expert  Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. The EIA/EMP report shall be submitted to the SPCB for conducting the public hearing. The final EIA/EMPreport addressing the issues/concerns raised during public hearing shall be submitted to the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance. The TORs prescribed shall be valid for a period of two years for submission of the EIA/EMP.      

 

13.2.26   Proposed Sponge Iron Plant (2 x 100 TPD) along with Captive Power Plant (8 MW)  at Village Panihar, Tehsil and District Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh by M/s. Emerald Industries Ltd. reg. TORs

 

 

The project authorities and their consultant Pioneer Enviro Laboratories & Consultants Pvt. Ltd, Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft Term of References for the preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Primary metallurgical plants have been kept at S.N. 3(a) under primary metallurgical industry under category -A and appraised at Central level

 

M/s. Emerald Industries Ltd have proposed for Sponge Iron Plant (2 x 100 TPD) along with Captive Power Plant (8 MW)  at Village Panihar, Tehsil and District Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh. Santa RF , Aron RF & Gatigaon RF  are located within 10 km distance. Total project area acquired is 31.2 acres of which 10 acres has been earmarked for green belt development.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 24 Crores. 

 

Products along with manufacturing capacity

 

Sl. No.

Units

Product

Plant Configuration

Production Capacity

1

DRI

Sponge Iron

2 x 100 TPD

60,000 TPA

2

Power

Power Generation

WHRB

4 MW

 

8 MW

FBC

4 MW

 

 

Iron ore (96,000 TPA) from Maheshwara Mines, coal (88,200 TPA) from Shadol, Dolomite (3000 TPA) from local market  & Dolochar (18,000 TPA)  in plant generation will be used as raw materials. 

 

Sponge Iron will be manufactured in coal based Direct Reduction (DRI) kilns.  Billets will be manufactured by melting in Induction furnace and casting in continuous casting machine. Rolled products will be manufactured in reheating furnace land coal fired rolling mill.  Waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB) and AFBC boiler will be installed. 

 

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

 

Total water requirement of 582 m3/day will be met from bore well. There will not be anyprocess waste water generation as closed circuit cooling system will be followed. The waste water generation from the power plant will be cooling tower blow down, DM generation and sanitary waste. The treated effluent will be used for dust suppression and green belt development. Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and ‘Zero discharge’ will be adopted. Rain water harvesting structure will be constructed.

 

Dolochar (60 TPD), ash dust (60 TPD), accretion slag (2.0 TPD) & wet Scrapper sludge (8.0 TPD) will be the solid waste generated. Dolochar generated from the proposed plant will be used in FBC boiler as fuel. Ash generated from ESP of FBC boiler & WHRB will be given to cement plant/brick manufacturers in the area. Accreation slag will be used for filling of low lying areas. Wet scrubber sludge will be used in road construction. Bag filter dust will be give n to brick manufacturers and agarbathi manufacturers in the area. 

 

Power requirement will be 8 MW and sourced from captive power plant. Dolochar (60 TPD), Coal (64 TPD) will be utilized/used to generate power. 

 

 

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

 

1.        Executive summary of the project

2.        A photograph of the site should also be included.

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

4.        A site location map on Indian map of 1:10, 00,000 scale followed by 1:50,000/1:25,000 scale on an A3/A2 sheet with at least next 10 Kms of terrains i.e. circle of 10 kms and further 10 kms on A3/A2 sheets with proper longitude/latitude/heights with min. 100/200 m. contours should be included. 3-D view i.e. DEM (Digital Elevation Model) for the area in 10 km radius from the proposal site. Present land use should be prepared based on satellite imagery. High-resolution satellite image data having 1m-5m spatial resolution like quickbird, Ikonos, IRS P-6 pan sharpened etc. for the 10 Km radius area from proposed site. The same should be used for land used/land-cover mapping of the area.

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

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

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

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

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

10.      Permission and approval for the use of forest land, if any, and recommendations of the State Forest Department regarding impact of proposed expansion on the surrounding reserve forests.

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

12.      Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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