Minutes of the 27th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 26th & 27th August, 2011 at SCOPE Complex, Core 6, 5th Floor, IOCL Conference Room,  Ministry Of Petroleum And Natural Gas, Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110 003.

 

27.0        Opening Remarks of the Chairman

 

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

 

27.1        Confirmation of the Minutes of the 26th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 22nd - 23rd July, 2011.

 

The minutes of the 26th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 22nd - 23rd July, 2011 were confirmed.

 

27.2.0     Consideration of the Projects

 

26th August, 2011

 

Proposals for Environmental clearance

 

27.2.1     Sponge Iron Plant (2x100 TPD) along with Captive Power Plant (8 MW= 4 MW WHRB & 4 MW FBC) at Sy. No. 389 B, 401, 402, 407, 408, Village Halkundi, Taluka & District Bellaryin Karnataka by M/s Kumaraswamy Ispat Pvt. Limited  - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, KRS Enterprises, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per the Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded in the 8th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 2nd - 3rd March, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP reports. All the sponge iron plants (> 200 TPD) are listed in S.No. 3 (a) Primary Metallurgical Industries under category ‘A’ as per the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee -1 (Industry) in the MInistry.

Public hearing for the project was conducted by Karnataka State Pollution Control Board on 30th December, 2010. The issues raised during the public hearing were regarding measures for dust emission, provision of water supply and sanitary facilities for the local people and employment to the educated youths. All these issues has been addressed and incorporated in the final EIA / EMP report. 

 

            M/s Kumaraswamy Ispat Pvt. Ltd. have proposed for Sponge Iron Plant (2x100 TPD, 200 TPD) alongwith Captive Power Plant (8 MW; 4 MW WHRB & 4 MW FBC) at Sy. No. 389 B, 401, 402, 407, 408, Village Halkundi, Taluqa & District Bellary, Karnataka. Total 4 MW from WHRB and 4 MW from FBC power will be generated through WHRB and FBC boiler. Land requirement for the project is 17 acres of which an area of 5.61 acres (33%) will be developed under green belt. No national park / wildlife sanctuary / eco-sensitive area is located within 10 km radius of the project. However, Bellary and Minchery reserve forests are located at a distance of 2.5 km and 0.5 km respectively. No rehabilitation and resettlement is involved. Proposed unit falls within 10 km distance from the interstate boundary. Total cost of the proposed project is Rs. 49.31 Crores.

 

The raw materials required for sponge iron manufacture will be Iron ore (1,08,000 TPA), Coal (51,000 TPA) and Limestone (3,600 TPA) whcih will be sourced from Chitradurga, Hospet and Bellary, Indonesia, South Africa and Singareni and Dronachalam respectively. Sponge iron will be produced in a rotary kiln, where iron ore pellets will be reduced to form sponge iron in presence of coal and limestone. The waste gases from the kiln will be let into the waste heat boiler to generate steam for power generation. Coal fines/char/ dolochar will be fired in a boiler to generate steam, which will be used for power generation. 

 

Waste gases from DRI kiln will be passed through dust settling chamber, after burning chamber, and a gas conditioning tower/WHRB, where the gases are cooled. Waste Heat Recovery Boiler (WHRB) will be installed during expansion.  The cooled gases will be sent to Electrostatic precipitator and the clean gases are let off to atmosphere through a chimney. Electrostatic precipitator will be provided to Captive Power Plant.

 

To control the particulate emissions from the Kiln and FBC boiler, ESP with 99% efficiency will be installed. Bag filters would be installed to control the dust emissions from the raw material handling area, cooler discharge, inspection bin and product house

 

Water requirement of 246m3/day will be met from the Bellary Waste Water Treatment Plant and ground water source. Domestic wastewater will be discharged into sanitary sewage system. Effluent will be treated in Sewage Treatment Plant and the treated water will be used for green belt development. There will be no process waste water generation. Cooling tower water will be recycled. Solid wastes will be generated in the form of iron ore fines which will be sold. Fly ash and bottom ash will be sold to the bricks manufacturing unit and dolochar used in the power plant. 

 

Personal protective equipments like ear muffs will be provided to employees working in high noise prone areas. Acoustic lagging/silencers will be provided to noise generating equipment. Total power requirement will be 2.5 to 3 MW and met from Captive Power Plant. DG set (1000 KVA) will be installed.  Light Diesel oil will be used for initial start-up and for intermittent use during operation.  There is no litigation/court case pending against the project/land.

 

The Committee took note of the compliance status regarding the consent issues by the State Pollution Control Board.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

iv.   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 shall be followed.

 

v.    Hot gases from Rotary kiln shall be passed through Dust Settling Chamber (DSC) to remove coarse solids and After Burning Chamber (ABC) to burn CO completely and used in waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB). The gas then shall be cleaned in ESP before leaving out into the atmosphere through ID fan and stack. The water consumption shall not exceed as per prescribed standards for the steel plants

 

vi.   Total water requirement shall not exceed 246m3/day. ‘Zero’ effluent discharge shall be strictly followed and no wastewater shall be discharged outside the premises. The company shall undertake measures for  supply of drinking water to the nearby Villages after defloridation.

 

  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 should be ensured and treated wastewater shall meet the norms prescribed by the State Pollution Control Board or described under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 whichever are more stringent. Leachate study for the effluent generated and analysis shall also be regularly carried out and report submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore, SPCB and CPCB.

 

ix.   Proper utilization of fly ash shall be ensured as per Fly Ash Notification, 1999 and subsequent amendment in 2003 and 2009. All the fly ash shall be provided to cement and brick manufacturers for further utilization and ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ shall be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore. The slag from the induction furnace after mixing with the cement shall be used for construction of building blocks.

 

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

 

xi.   Measures shall be taken to prevent impact of particulate emissions / fugitive emissions, if any from the proposed plant on the surrounding reserved forests.

 

xii.  Green belt shall be developed in 33% of plant area in and around the plant premises to mitigate the effects of fugitive emissions all around the plant as per the CPCB guidelines in consultation with DFO.

 

xiii. Risk and Disaster Management Plan alongwith the mitigation measures shall be prepared and a copy submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore, CECB and CPCB within three months of issue of environment clearance letter.

 

xiv. All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 30th December, 2010 shall be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore.

 

xv.  At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the Enterprise Social Commitment 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.

 

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

 

27.2.2     Expansion of Paper Mill from 130000 TPA to 460000 TPA of Newsprint/Paper/Board, new wood pulp mill of 600 TPD (Paper & Board) capacity and Coal fired boiler based Captive Power Plant from 20 MW to 140 MW capacity at Balgopalpur Village, Remuna Tehsil, Balasore District, Orissa by M/s Emami Paper Mills Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant Vimta Labs, Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per the Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded in the 15th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 25th - 27th October, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP reports. All the paper units are listed at S.N. 5(i) under Category ‘A’ of EIA Notification, 2006. Hence, the proposed project is appraised at Central level.

 

Public hearing for the project was conducted by West Bengal State Pollution Control Board on 27th May, 2011. The issues raised during the public hearing were regarding pollution control measures, provision of employment and health facilities, peripheral development and adequate tree plantation etc. All these issues has been addressed and incorporated in the final EIA / EMP report. 

 

M/s Emami Paper Mills Limited have proposed for expansion of Paper Mill from 130000 TPA to 460000 TPA of Newsprint/Paper/Board by increasing the production of Newsprint/Printing & Writing Papers from 400 TPD (Newsprint) to 800 TPD capacity, new wood pulp mill of 600 TPD (Paper & Board) capacity and Coal fired boiler based Captive Power Plant from 20 MW to 140 MW capacity at Balgopalpur Village, Remuna Tehsil, Balasore District, Orissa. Total plant area is 967 acres including 69 acres of existing plant area. About 150 acres of the plant area will be developed under green belt. No national park / wildlife sanctuary / eco-sensitive area is located within 10 km radius of the project. However, Mitrapur reserve forest is located at a distance of 2.5 km and 4.3 km in the west and 5.9 km in south west. Total cost of the proposed expansion will be Rs. 2500.00 Crores (including Rs. 325.00 Crores will be earmarked towards for environmental pollution control measures) in the proposed expansion plan.

 

           Following additional facilities will be taken up in the proposed expansion:

 

Ø      One newsprint /  board machine #4 of capacity 400 tpd

Ø      Two paper/board paper machines (PM#5 & #6) of capacity 600 tpd

Ø      One new de-inking pulp mill of capacity 400 tpd

Ø      ECF wood pulp mills of capacity 600 tpd in two phase

Ø      New plant of Chlorine-di-oxide plant(s) of capacity 14 tpd

Ø      New Oxygen generation plant of capacity 15 tpd

Ø      New evaporation plant(s) of capacity 240 tph water evaporation

Ø      Two new recovery boiler (s) 1300 tonne of BL solids firing per day

Ø      Two new lime kiln(s) of capacity 280 tpd Lime

Ø      Two new causticiser plant(s) of capacity 300 tpd of recovered caustic (AA)

Ø      New producer gas plant of capacity 10000 Nm³/h

Ø      Two new power plant (s)  of capacity 120 MW

Ø      Three new coal fired boilers of capacity 420 tph (3x140 tph)

Ø      New DM/RO plant(s) of capacity 150 m3/hr

Ø      New cooling towers of capacity 23000 m3/hr of water

Ø      Augmentation of power substation - 50 MVA for receiving and evacuation of power to grid

Ø      New water treatment plant of capacity 75000 m3/day

Ø      New wastewater treatment plant of capacity 65000 m3/day

Ø      Additional housing colony consisting of 800 houses.

        

  Following are the details of existing and proposed facilities:

 


Sr. No.

Section

Unit

Existing

MEP

Total Post MEP

Proposal

1

Newsprint, Paper & Board

tpd

400

1000

1400

New

2

RCF pulp

tpd

400

400

800

New

3

Wood Pulp

tpd

 

600

600

New

4

Chlorine-di-oxide

tpd

-

14

14

New

5

Oxygen Generation

tpd

-

15

15

New

6

Evaporation Plant

tph

-

280

280

New

7

Recovery Boiler

solids/day

-

1300

1300

New

 

 

tph steam

-

160

280

New

8

Lime Kiln

tpd

-

280

280

New

9

Causticiser plant - recovered caustic (AA) basis

tpd

-

300

300

New

10

Producer gas plant

Nm³/h

-

10000

10000

New

11

Power Plant

MW

20

120

140

New

12

Coal fired boiler

tph

120

420

540

New

13

DM/RO plant

m³/h

75

150

225

New

14

Power Evacuation sub station

MVA

15

50

65

Augmentation

15

Cooling Towers

m³/h

6000

23000

29000

New

16

Water requirement

m³/day

7000

75000

82000

New

17

Waste water treatment plant capacity

m³/h

10000

65000

75000

New

18

Colony

No. of Houses

175

800

975

New

 

Following are the details of products from pre and post mill expansion:

 

Product

Unit

Pre- Mill Expansion Plan

Post Mill expansion plan

Paper / Board

tpa

1,30,000

4,60,000

Wood based pulp

BD tpa

--

2,00,000

De-inked pulp

BD tpa

1,30,000

2,60,000

 

The proponent informed the Committee that State-of-the-art technology by low solid, low kappa and cooking will be adopted to reduce the total reduce sulphur level. Elemental chlorine free bleaching will be adopted to reduce dioxin, colour and waste water generation. Non-condensible gases will be collected and burnt in cooking and washing and lime will be burnt in reburning kiln. Chemicals will be recovered form the black liquor.

 

Raw materials required for the project will be mixed hard wood & bamboo and waste paper. The mixed hard wood and bamboo will be obtained through social / farm forestry and Govt. plantation.  The waste paper will be imported and obtained through local sources. The major chemicals required will be sodium hydroxide, hydrogen peroxide, Sodium silicate, Hydro sulphite, surfactant/DI chemicals, sulphuric acid, polyelectrolytes/flocculants, limestone, sodium sulphate, SO2 and Chlorine etc. Black liquor (in chemical recovery boiler), furnace oil (in lime kiln), coal (in co-generation plant) will be used as fuels. The coal will be imported and obtained from MCL. Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between M/s Emami Paper Mills Limited and Coal Sale Company.

 

Environmental clearance for the existing plant was obtained vide Ministry’s letter dated 17th May, 2007.  A multi-layer coated folding box board manufacturing machine capable of producing the envisaged quality and quantity of the proposed product mix will be installed. The deinking system will comprise following sub-processes: pulping, high consistency cleaning and coarse screening, LC cleaning, main flotation, fine screening / thickening, dispersion / bleaching, post flotation, thickening / bleaching. Proposed coal based power boilers will be based on circulating fluidized bed combustion technology.

 

Electrostatic precipitators will be provided to captive power plants. Emissions from the stacks of captive power plant will be less than 100 mg/Nm3.

 

There will be an additional water requirement of 75,000 m3/day for the proposed expansion in addition to the present water requirement of 13,550m3/day. The existing plant has water drawl permission for about 13,550m3/day from river Sona. The additional water for the proposed expansion is proposed to be drawn from River Budhabalanga. Existing disposal/recycling arrangement will continue to meet the demand after expansion. The expansion will aim at maximum recycling of back water, thereby minimizing the wastewater discharge from new paper machines. New wastewater treatment plant of capacity 65000 m³/day will be established for treatment of wastewater generated from proposed expansion project. Treated wastewater along with cooling tower blow down will be used for irrigation to raise wood plantation and green cover. The mill will have dewatering system to dewater sludge from the ETP and deinking plant. The treated waste water meeting the prescribed standards is proposed to the let out in the Daula nallah drain and meeting Lembunai. It is proposed to develop rain water harvesting structures to recharge the ground water. NCG collection and firing system will be installed as part of proposed expansion project. Treated sanitary waste / sewage will be used for greenbelt development / maintenance. Black liquor will be completely recovered and burnt in the chemical recovery boiler.

 

Fly ash generated from the plant will be used in Roof sheets manufacturing units, brick manufacturing units, road construction activities, abandoned mines in the surrounding area and captive cement grinding units. Sludge from Deinking plant will be dried and fired in the boiler. Lime sludge will be dried and sold to cement mills. Chip dust will be fired in boilers/Vermi compost. STP sludge will be used as manure for greenbelt development. Dust generated from coal yard will be suppressed by dust suppression system. Sludge generated from waste water treatment plant (WWTP) will be disposed as per prescribed HWM rules. Waste fibre from DIP will be fired in boiler. Waste pulp from WWTP will be used for card board / fired in boiler.

 

Greenbelt will be developed in about 33% of total plant area. All the new equipments will be designed for low noise level at source. Total power requirement (100 MW) will be met from the proposed 120 MW Captive Power Plant and excess power (40 MW) will be exported to State Grid.

 

The Committee discussed in detail the issue regarding conservation of water. The Committee decided that in addition to existing recharge structures company shall develop more recharge structures in the area and shall make barrage on the River under consultation with State Government.

 

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

 

(i)            The project authority shall install Electrostatic Precipitator to control the emissions from the Chemical Recovery Boiler and Gas Fire Boilers to achieve the particulate emission below 50 mg/Nm3.

 

(ii)           Data on ambient air, stack and fugitive emissions shall be regularly submitted online to Ministry’s Regional office at Bangalore, APPCB and Central Pollution Control Board as well as hard copy once in six months and display data on RSPM, SO2 and NOx outside the premises at the appropriate place for the general public.

 

(iii)          In case of treatment process disturbances/failure of pollution control equipment adopted by the unit, the respective unit shall be shut down and shall not be restarted until the control measures are rectified to achieve the desired efficiency.

 

(iv)         The water requirement shall not exceed 75,000 m3/day. The industry shall ensure the compliance of the standards for discharge of the treated effluent from the unit as stipulated under the Environment (Protection) Act rules or SPCB whichever is more stringent. The company shall make an efforts to limit the water consumption upto 75 m3/tonne of product.

 

(v)          Adequate number of influent and effluent quality monitoring stations shall be set up in consultation with the State Pollution Control Board and regular monitoring shall be carried out for all relevant parameters to maintain the effluent treatment efficiency. The report shall be submitted to Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar, OPCB and CPCB.

 

(vi)         The company shall install Oxygen Delignification (ODL) Plant and shall maintain AOX below 1 kg/tonne of paper production. 

 

(vii)        ECF technology shall be used and the lime kiln shall be installed to manage lime sludge.

 

(viii)       The company shall submit the comprehensive water management plan along with monitoring plan for the ground water quality and the level, within three months from date of issue of this letter.

 

(ix)         The ash generated from the plant shall be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of the Fly Ash Notification, 2003 and as amended in 2009.

 

(x)          The project authority shall dispose of hazardous waste base as per the provision of Hazardous Wastes (Management, Handling and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2008.

 

(xi)         The company shall develop green belt in 33% of the total land as per the CPCB guidelines to mitigate the effect of fugitive emissions.

 

(xii)        Occupational health surveillance of the workers shall be done on a regular basis and records maintained as per the Factories Act.

 

(xiii)       The company shall make the arrangement for protection of possible fire hazards during manufacturing process in material handling.

 

(xiv)       All the recommendations made in the Charter on Corporate Responsibility for Environment Protection (CREP) for the pulp and paper sector shall be strictly implemented.

 

(xv)        All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 27th May, 2011 shall be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar.

 

(xvi)       At least 5 % of the total cost of the project shall be earmarked towards the enterprise social commitment 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.

 

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

 

(xviii)     The Company shall submit within three months their policy towards Corporate Environment Responsibility which should inter-alia address (i) Standard operating process/ procedure to being into focus any infringement/deviation/violation of environmental or forest norms/conditions, (ii) Hierarchical system or Administrative order of the Company to deal with environmental issues and ensuring compliance to the environmental clearance conditions and (iii) System of reporting of non compliance/violation environmental norms to the Board of Directors of the company and/or stakeholders or shareholders.

 

27.2.3     Expansion of Sponge Iron Plant (from 30,000 TPA to 60,000 TPA) along with installation of Induction Furnace (95,000 TPA), Rolling Mill (90,000 TPA) and Captive Power Plant (10 MW- 4 MW WHRB & 6 MW FBC) at Village Halkundi, Taluka & District Bellary in Karnataka by M/s Bellary Ispat Pvt. Limited -  regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant KRS Enterprises, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per the Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded in the 8th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 2nd - 3rd March, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP reports. All the sponge iron plants (> 200 TPD) are listed in S.No. 3 (a) Primary Metallurgical Industries under category ‘A’ as per the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee -1 (Industry) in the Ministry.

Public hearing for the project was conducted by Karnataka State Pollution Control Board on 29th December, 2010. The issues raised during the public hearing were regarding measures for dust emission, provision of water supply and sanitary facilities for the local people and employment to the educated youths etc. All these issues has been addressed and incorporated in the final EIA / EMP report. 

 

M/s Bellary Ispat Pvt. Ltd. have proposed to expand its Sponge Iron Plant (from 30,000 TPA to 60,000 TPA) alongwith installation of Induction Furnace (95,000 TPA), Rolling Mill (90,000 TPA) and Captive Power Plant (10 MW) at Village Halkundi, Tq. & District Bellary, Karnataka. Proposed expansion will be carried out within the existing plant premises of 45 acres of which 18 acres has been earmarked for green belt development. Proposed unit falls within 10 km distance from the interstate boundary. No national park / wildlife sanctuary / eco-sensitive area is located within 10 km radius of the project. However, Bellary and Minchery reserve forests are located at a distance of 1.5 km and 4 km respectively. No forest land and R & R is involved. Total cost of the proposed expansion will be Rs. 117.00 Crores instead of Rs. 171.00 Crores. Rs. 15.00-20.00 Lakhs are earmarked towards recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures. ‘Consent to Establish’ and ‘Consent to Operate’ for the existing plant is obtained from Karnataka State Pollution Control Board. Following are the details of existing and proposed facilities:

 

S.N

Facility

Capacity

 

Existing :

1

Sponge Iron Plant

100 TPD

(2x50 TPD)

 

Proposed :

1

Sponge Iron Plant

200 TPD

(2x100 TPD)

2

Induction furnace

95,000 TPA

3

Rolling Mill

90,000 TPA

4

Captive Power Plant

      WHRB

      FBC

8 MW

4MW (1x10 TPH)

6 MW (1x30 TPH)

 

 

The raw materials required for sponge iron manufacture will be Iron ore (1,08,000 TPA), Coal (51,000 TPA), Limestone (3,600 TPA), Sponge Iron (60 000 TPA) , Pig Iron and Scrap (35,000 TPA) and Rolling Mill recycled scrap (5,000 TPA) which will be sourced from Chitradurga, Hospet and Bellary, Indonesia, South Africa and Singareni and Dronachalam respectively. Sponge iron will be produced in a rotary kiln, where iron ore pellets will be reduced to form sponge iron in presence of coal and limestone. The waste gases from the kiln will be let into the waste heat boiler to generate steam for power generation. Coal fines/char/ dolochar will be fired in a boiler to generate steam, which will be used for power generation. 

 

Waste gases from DRI kiln will be passed through dust settling chamber, after burning chamber, and a gas conditioning tower/WHRB, where the gases are cooled. Waste Heat Recovery Boiler (WHRB) will be installed during expansion.  The cooled gases will be sent to Electrostatic precipitator and the clean gases are let off to atmosphere through a chimney. Electrostatic precipitator will be provided to Captive Power Plant.

 

To control the particulate emissions from the Kiln and FBC boiler, ESP with 99% efficiency will be installed. Bag filters would be installed to control the dust emissions from the raw material handling area, cooler discharge, inspection bin and product house

 

Water requirement of 427m3/day will be met from the Bellary Waste Water Treatment Plant and ground water source. Domestic wastewater will be discharged into sanitary sewage system. Effluent will be treated in Sewage Treatment Plant and the treated water will be used for green belt development. There will be no process waste water generation. Cooling tower water will be recycled. Solid wastes will be generated in the form of iron ore fines which will be sold. Fly ash and bottom ash will be sold to the bricks manufacturing unit and dolochar used in the power plant.  The scrap will be recycled in the process and slag after mixing with cement will be used for building blocks.

 

Personal protective equipments like ear muffs will be provided to employees working in high noise prone areas. Acoustic lagging / silencers will be provided to noise generating equipment. Total power requirement after expansion will be 8.2 MW/day which will be met from the GESCOM.  DG sets of 1000 KVA & 500 KVA capacity will be installed. Power requirement of 2000 KVA will be met from Captive Power Plant. Power will be drawn from the grid for start-up purpose as well as during power plant outage. There is no litigation/court case pending against the proposal.

 

The Committee took note of the compliance status regarding the consent issues by the State Pollution Control Board.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to submission of revised lay out plan showing the 20m wide green belt all around the plant area and stipulation of the following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

iv.           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 shall be followed.

 

v.            Hot gases from Rotary kiln shall be passed through Dust Settling Chamber (DSC) to remove coarse solids and After Burning Chamber (ABC) to burn CO completely and used in waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB). The gas then shall be cleaned in ESP before leaving out into the atmosphere through ID fan and stack. The water consumption shall not exceed as per prescribed standards for the steel plants

 

vi.           Total water requirement shall not exceed 246m3/day. ‘Zero’ effluent discharge shall be strictly followed and no wastewater shall be discharged outside the premises. The company shall undertake measures for supply of drinking water to the nearby Villages after defloridation.

 

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 should be met from other sources.

 

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

 

ix.           Proper utilization of fly ash shall be ensured as per Fly Ash Notification, 1999 and subsequent amendment in 2003 and 2009. All the fly ash shall be provided to cement and brick manufacturers for further utilization and ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ shall be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore. The slag from the induction furnace after mixing with the cement shall be used for construction of building blocks.

 

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

 

xi.           Measures shall be taken to prevent impact of particulate emissions / fugitive emissions, if any from the proposed plant on the surrounding reserved forests.

 

xii.          Green belt shall be developed in 33% of plant area in and around the plant premises to mitigate the effects of fugitive emissions all around the plant as per the CPCB guidelines in consultation with DFO.

 

xiii.         Risk and Disaster Management Plan alongwith the mitigation measures shall be prepared and a copy submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore, CECB and CPCB within three months of issue of environment clearance letter.

 

xiv.         All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 29th December, 2010 shall be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore.

 

xv.          At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the Enterprise Social Commitment 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.

 

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

 

27.2.4     Expansion of Sponge Iron Plant by installation of Induction Furnace (30,000 TPA), Rolling Mill (30,000 TPA) and Captive Power Plant (4 MW - 1MW WHRB & 3 MW AFBC) at Sy. No. 279B, 283/1, 284B and 286, Village Halkundi, Taluka & District Bellary in Karnataka by M/s Rangineni Steel Pvt. Limited -  regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant KRS Enterprises, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per the Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded in the 8th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 2nd - 3rd March, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP reports. The project is listed at Schedule 3 (a), category ‘A’ of EIA Notification dated 1st December, 2006 and hence, appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee -1 (Industry) in the Ministry.

Public hearing for the project was conducted by Karnataka State Pollution Control Board on 31st December, 2010. The issues raised during the public hearing were regarding measures for dust emission, provision of employment to local people, medical facilities, construction of roads etc. All these issues has been addressed and incorporated in the final EIA / EMP report. 

 

M/s Rangineni Steel Pvt. Ltd. have proposed to expand its Sponge Iron Plant by installation of Induction furnace (30,000 TPA), Rolling Mill (30,000 TPA) and Captive Power Plant (4 MW) at Village Halkundi, Taluka & District Bellary, Karnataka. Proposed unit falls within 10 km distance from the interstate boundary. It is informed that Halkundi area is not a notified industrial area. Land area requirement for the project is 17 acres of which 5.6 acres has been earmarked for green belt. No national park / wildlife sanctuary / eco-sensitive area is located within 10 km radius of the project. However, Bellary and Minchery reserve forests are located at a distance of 1.0 km and 2.7 km respectively. No forest land and R & R is involved. Total cost of the proposed expansion will be Rs. 30.25 Crores. Rs. 15.00-20.00 Lakhs are earmarked towards recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures. Following are the details of existing and proposed facilities:

 

S.N

Facility

Capacity

 

Existing :

1

Sponge Iron Plant

85TPD

(1x50 TPD & 1x 35 TPD)

 

Proposed :

2

Induction furnace

30,000 TPA (7 T)

3

Rolling Mill

30,000 TPA (100 TPD)

4

Captive Power Plant

               WHRB

               AFBC

4 MW

1 MW

3 MW

 

‘Consent to Establish’ for both the kilns and ‘Consent to Operate’ for the existing (85 TPD) kiln is obtained from the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board and a copy is submitted for the existing plant alongwith point-wise compliance report.

 

The raw materials required for sponge iron manufacture will be Iron ore (45,900 TPA), Coal (21,675 TPA), Limestone (1,530 TPA), for the Induction furnace: Sponge Iron (25, 500 TPA), Pig Iron and Scrap (5,400 TPA) and Rolling Mill recycled scrap (600 TPA) for the Rolling Mill: Ingot / Billets (30,000 TPA), Fuel oil, Reheating furnace (1,350 TPA) and for the FBC boiler: Coal (10,755 TPA) and dolochar (4,605 TPA) which will be sourced from Chitradurga, Hospet and Bellary, Indonesia, South Africa and Singareni and Dronachalam respectively. Sponge iron will be produced in a rotary kiln, where iron ore pellets will be reduced to form sponge iron in presence of coal and limestone. The waste gases from the kiln will be let into the waste heat boiler to generate steam for power generation. Coal fines/char/ dolochar will be fired in a boiler to generate steam, which will be used for power generation. 

 

Waste gases from DRI kiln will be passed through dust settling chamber, after burning chamber, and a gas conditioning tower/WHRB, where the gases are cooled. Waste Heat Recovery Boiler (WHRB) will be installed during expansion.  The cooled gases will be sent to Electrostatic precipitator and the clean gases are let off to atmosphere through a chimney. Electrostatic precipitator will be provided to Captive Power Plant.

 

To control the particulate emissions from the Kiln and FBC boiler, ESP with 99% efficiency will be installed. Bag filters would be installed to control the dust emissions from the raw material handling area, cooler discharge, inspection bin and product house

 

Water requirement of 160m3/day will be met from the ground water source. Domestic wastewater will be discharged into sanitary sewage system. Effluent will be treated in Sewage Treatment Plant and the treated water will be used for green belt development. There will be no process waste water generation. Cooling tower water will be recycled. It is proposed to develop rain water harvesting structure. Solid wastes will be generated in the form of iron ore fines which will be sold. Fly ash and bottom ash will be sold to the bricks manufacturing unit and dolochar used in the power plant. The scrap will be recycled in the process and slag from the induction furnace after mixing with cement will be used for building blocks.

 

            Power requirement of 1500 KVA will be met from Captive Power Plant. Total power requirement will be 5 MW. Break-up of power generated through WHRB and AFBC will be 1 MW from WHRB + 3 MW AFBC.  Three DG sets (1 x 125 KVA, 1 x 200 KVA & 1 x 380 KVA will be installed and High Speed Diesel Oil will be used as fuel. There is no litigation / court case pending against the proposal.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to submission of revised lay out plan showing the 20m wide green belt all around the plant area the following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

iv.           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 shall be followed.

 

v.            Hot gases from Rotary kiln shall be passed through Dust Settling Chamber (DSC) to remove coarse solids and After Burning Chamber (ABC) to burn CO completely and used in waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB). The gas then shall be cleaned in ESP before leaving out into the atmosphere through ID fan and stack. The water consumption shall not exceed as per prescribed standards for the steel plants

 

vi.           Total water requirement shall not exceed 160m3/day. ‘Zero’ effluent discharge shall be strictly followed and no wastewater shall be discharged outside the premises. The company shall undertake measures for supply of drinking water to the nearby Villages after defloridation.

 

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 should be met from other sources.

 

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

 

ix.           Proper utilization of fly ash shall be ensured as per Fly Ash Notification, 1999 and subsequent amendment in 2003 and 2009. All the fly ash shall be provided to cement and brick manufacturers for further utilization and ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ shall be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore. The slag from the induction furnace after mixing with the cement shall be used for construction of building blocks.

 

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

 

xi.           Measures shall be taken to prevent impact of particulate emissions / fugitive emissions, if any from the proposed plant on the surrounding reserved forests.

 

xii.          Green belt shall be developed in 33% of plant area in and around the plant premises to mitigate the effects of fugitive emissions all around the plant as per the CPCB guidelines in consultation with DFO.

 

xiii.         Risk and Disaster Management Plan alongwith the mitigation measures shall be prepared and a copy submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore, CECB and CPCB within three months of issue of environment clearance letter.

 

xiv.         At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the Enterprise Social Commitment 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.

 

xv.          All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 31st December, 2010 shall be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore.

 

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

 

27.2.5     Proposed Sponge Iron Plant (2x100 TPD, 60,000 TPA), along with Captive Power Plant (8 MW- 4 MW WHRB & 4 MW FBC) at Sy. No. 336, Village Halkundi, Taluka & District Bellary in Karnataka by M/s U.R. Steels Pvt. Limited -  regarding Environmental Clearance

 

            The project authorities and their consultant KRS Enterprises, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per the Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded in the 8th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 2nd - 3rd March, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP reports. All the Sponge iron plants of capacity 200 TPD are listed at S.N. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgy Industry under Category ‘A’ of EIA Notification, 2006 and hence, appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee -1 (Industry) in the Ministry.

Public hearing for the project was conducted by Karnataka State Pollution Control Board on 30th December, 2010. The issues raised during the public hearing were regarding measures for dust emission, provision of water supply and sanitary facilities for the local people and employment to the educated youths etc. All these issues has been addressed and incorporated in the final EIA / EMP report. 

 

M/s U. R. Steels Pvt. Ltd. have proposed for Sponge Iron Plant (2x100 TPD, 60,000 TPA) alongwith Captive Power Plant (8 MW- 4 MW WHRB & 4 MW FBC) at Sy. No. 336, Village Halkundi, Taluq & District Bellary, Karnataka. Proposed unit falls within 10 km distance from the interstate boundary. Land area requirement for the project is 14.15 acres of which 4.7 acres has been earmarked for green belt. No national park / wildlife sanctuary / eco-sensitive area is located within 10 km radius of the project. However, Bellary and Minchery reserve forests are located at a distance of 3.5 km and 1.0 km respectively. No forest land and R & R is involved. Total cost of the proposed project is Rs. 49.50 Crores.

 

The raw materials required for sponge iron manufacture will be Iron ore fines (1,08,000 TPA), coal (51,000 TPA), limestone (3,600 TPA). The coal and dolochar requirement for the FBC boiler will be 14,340 TPA and 6,140 TPA respectively. Sponge iron will be produced using coal based rotary kiln technology. The waste gases from the kiln will be let into the waste heat boiler to generate steam for power generation. Coal fines/char/dolochar will be fired in a FBC boiler to generate steam to generate power. 

 

Waste gases from DRI kiln will be passed through dust settling chamber, after burning chamber, and a gas conditioning tower / WHRB, where the gases are cooled. The cooled gases will be sent to Electrostatic precipitator and the clean gases are let off to atmosphere through a chimney. Electrostatic precipitator will be provided to Captive Power Plant.

 

Water requirement of 244m3/day will be met from the Bellary Waste Water Treatment Plant and ground water source. Domestic wastewater will be discharged into sanitary sewage system. Effluent will be treated in Sewage Treatment Plant and the treated water will be used for green belt development. There will be no process waste water generation. Cooling tower water will be recycled. The rain water and the storm water will be collected to recharge the ground water as well as to use it for green belt development. Solid wastes will be generated in the form of iron ore fines which will be sold. Fly ash and bottom ash will be sold to the bricks manufacturing unit and dolochar used in the power plant.  Slag from the induction furnace after mixing with the cement will be used for building the blocks. The scrap will be recycled in the process and slag after mixing with cement will be used for building blocks.

 

Green belt will be developed in 33 % of plant area. Personal protective equipments like ear muffs will be provided to employees working in high noise prone areas. Power requirement of 2 MW will be met from GESCOM and Captive Power Plant and 1000 KVA DG set will be installed as stand by to meet power requirement during emergency.

 

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

 

i.              Electrostatic precipitator (ESP), dust catcher, bag filters etc. shall be provided to keep the emission levels within 50 mg/Nm3 and 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.            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 shall be followed.

 

iv.           Hot gases from Rotary kiln shall be passed through Dust Settling Chamber (DSC) to remove coarse solids and After Burning Chamber (ABC) to burn CO completely and used in waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB). The gas then shall be cleaned in ESP before leaving out into the atmosphere through ID fan and stack. The water consumption shall not exceed as per prescribed standards for the steel plants

 

v.            Total water requirement shall not exceed 244m3/day. ‘Zero’ effluent discharge shall be strictly followed and no wastewater shall be discharged outside the premises. The company shall undertake measures for supply of drinking water to the nearby Villages after defloridation.

 

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

 

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

 

viii.         Proper utilization of fly ash shall be ensured as per Fly Ash Notification, 1999 and subsequent amendment in 2003 and 2009. All the fly ash shall be provided to cement and brick manufacturers for further utilization and ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ shall be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore. The slag from the induction furnace after mixing with the cement shall be used for construction of building blocks.

 

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

 

x.            Measures shall be taken to prevent impact of particulate emissions / fugitive emissions, if any from the proposed plant on the surrounding reserved forests.

 

xi.           Green belt shall be developed in 33% of plant area in and around the plant premises to mitigate the effects of fugitive emissions all around the plant as per the CPCB guidelines in consultation with DFO.

 

xii.          Risk and Disaster Management Plan alongwith the mitigation measures shall be prepared and a copy submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore, CECB and CPCB within three months of issue of environment clearance letter.

 

xiii.         All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 30th December, 2010 shall be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore.

 

xiv.         At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the Enterprise Social Commitment 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.

 

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

 

27.2.6     Expansion of Sponge Iron Plant (from 100 TPD to 200 TPD) and installation of Pellet Plant (1,00,000 TPA), Steel Ingots (43,000 TPA), Rolling Mill (33,000 TPA) along with Captive Power 8 MW - 4 MW WHRB and 4 MW FBC) at Sy. No. 388, 403, 404, 407, Village Halkundi, Taluka & District Bellary in Karnataka by M/s Shree Venkateshwara Sponge & Power Pvt. Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

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 as per the Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded in the 93rd meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 14th - 16th April, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP reports.  All the Sponge iron plant 200 TPD and above are listed at S.N. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgy Industry under Category ‘A’ of EIA Notification, 2006, hence appraised by SEIAA / SEAC, the Expert Appraisal Committee -1 (Industry) in the Ministry.

Public hearing for the project was conducted by Karnataka State Pollution Control Board on 30th December, 2010. The issues raised during the public hearing were regarding measures for dust emission, provision of water supply and sanitary facilities for the local people, compensation for loss of crop and employment to the educated youths etc. All these issues has been addressed and incorporated in the final EIA / EMP report. 

 

M/s Shree Venkateshwara Sponge & Power Pvt. Ltd. have proposed for the expansion of Sponge Iron Plant (from 100 TPD to 200 TPD) and installation of Pellet Plant (1,00,000 TPA), Steel Ingots (43,000 TPA), Rolling Mill (33,000 TPA) along with Captive Power 8 MW - 4 MW WHRB and 4 MW FBC) at Village Halkundi, Taluka & District Bellary in Karnataka.  Land area requirement for the project is 34.2 acres of which 11.3 acres has been earmarked for green belt. No national park / wildlife sanctuary / eco-sensitive area is located within 10 km radius of the project. However, Bellary and Minchery reserve forests are located at a distance of 3.0 km and 0.5 km respectively. No forest land and R & R is involved. ‘Consent to Establish’ for the existing plant is accorded by the Karnataka SPCB vide letter no. 134/JSPCB/EO(BLY)/DEO/AEO-1/CFE/MR/2004-05/ 4165 dated 29th March, 2005.  Halkundi village is 2 km away from the project site. Total cost of the project is Rs. 80.00 Crores.

           

The raw materials required for sponge iron manufacture will be Iron ore (96,000 TPA), Coal (51,000 TPA), Limestone (3,600 TPA), for Pellet Plant: Iron ore fines (1,01,000 TPA), Limestone (2,500 TPA), Benzonite (700 TPA), Coal (1,800 TPA)  for the Induction furnace: Sponge Iron (22, 500 TPA), Pig Iron and Scrap (21,990 TPA) and Rolling Mill recycled scrap (660 TPA) for the Rolling Mill: Ingot / Billets (43,000 TPA), Fuel oil, Reheating furnace (1,480 TPA) and for the FBC boiler: Coal (14,340 TPA) and dolochar (6,140 TPA) which will be sourced from Chitradurga, Hospet and Bellary, Indonesia, South Africa and Singareni and Dronachalam. Sponge iron will be produced in a rotary kiln, where iron ore pellets will be reduced to form sponge iron in presence of coal and limestone. The waste gases from the kiln will be let into the waste heat boiler to generate steam for power generation. Coal fines/char/ dolochar will be fired in a boiler to generate steam, which will be used for power generation. 

 

ESP, Chimneys, water sprinklers will be provided to control Air pollution from the proposed plant. ESP will be provided to Kiln. Bag filters will be provided Product house, Cooler discharge, Intermediate bin, Stock house and Coal & iron ore circuit of Sponge Iron Plant. Dedusting system with bag filters will be provided to control dust from various material transfer points.

 

Water requirement of 342m3/day will be met from the Bellary Sewage Treatment Plant and bore well. Domestic wastewater will be discharged into sanitary sewage system. Effluent will be treated in Sewage Treatment Plant and the treated water will be used for green belt development. There will be no process waste water generation. Cooling tower water will be recycled. It is proposed to develop rain water harvesting structure. Solid wastes will be generated in the form of sponge iron fines which will be used in pellet plant. Fly ash and bottom ash will be sold to the bricks manufacturing unit and dolochar used in the power plant. The scrap will be reused in the process. The slag after mixing with the cement will be used in block construction. Power requirement of 10.3 MW / day will be met from GESCOM.  

 

            After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to submission of revised lay out plan showing the 20m wide green belt all around the plant area the following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

iv.           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 shall be followed.

 

v.            Hot gases from Rotary kiln shall be passed through Dust Settling Chamber (DSC) to remove coarse solids and After Burning Chamber (ABC) to burn CO completely and used in waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB). The gas then shall be cleaned in ESP before leaving out into the atmosphere through ID fan and stack. The water consumption shall not exceed as per prescribed standards for the steel plants

 

vi.           Total water requirement shall not exceed 342m3/day. ‘Zero’ effluent discharge shall be strictly followed and no wastewater shall be discharged outside the premises. The company shall undertake measures for supply of drinking water to the nearby Villages after defloridation.

 

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 should be met from other sources.

 

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

 

ix.           Proper utilization of fly ash shall be ensured as per Fly Ash Notification, 1999 and subsequent amendment in 2003 and 2009. All the fly ash shall be provided to cement and brick manufacturers for further utilization and ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ shall be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore. The slag from the induction furnace after mixing with the cement shall be used for construction of building blocks.

 

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

 

xi.           Measures shall be taken to prevent impact of particulate emissions / fugitive emissions, if any from the proposed plant on the surrounding reserved forests.

 

xii.          Green belt shall be developed in 33% of plant area in and around the plant premises to mitigate the effects of fugitive emissions all around the plant as per the CPCB guidelines in consultation with DFO.

 

xiii.         Risk and Disaster Management Plan alongwith the mitigation measures shall be prepared and a copy submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore, CECB and CPCB within three months of issue of environment clearance letter.

 

xiv.         At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the Enterprise Social Commitment 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.

 

xv.          All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 30th December, 2010 shall be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore.

 

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

 

27.2.7     Proposed Mini Integrated Steel Plant [ Rolling Mill (60,000 TPA), Beneficiation Plant (400 TPH), Sponge Iron plant (400 TPD), Induction furnace (2 x 8 T)] along with Captive Power Plant  (12 MW; 8 MW WHRB & 4 MW FBC) and Thermal Power Plant of 70 MW } at Sy. No. 27, 28, 29, 32,  34, 36, 37, 48, 50, 51, 53, 58, 69, 71, 74, Hanumanahalli, Village Sandur Tq. and Bellary Dist., Karnataka by M/s S.S.C. Steels Private Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s Remedy Environmental Consultants, Bellary, Karnataka gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per the Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded in the 15th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 25th - 27th October, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP reports. All the sponge iron plants of capacity 200 TPD are listed at S.N. 3(a) under Category ‘A’ of EIA Notification, 2006 and hence, appraised at Central level.

 

Public hearing for the project was conducted by Karnataka State Pollution Control Board on 30th June, 2011. The issues raised during the public hearing were regarding measures for pollution control, provision of employment to the local villagers, roads water supply, education and medical facilities for surrounding villages etc. All these issues has been addressed and incorporated in the final EIA / EMP report. 

 

M/s SSC Steels Private Limited have proposed for the Mini Integrated Steel Plant { Rolling Mill 60,000 TPA, Beneficiation Plant of 400 TPH, Sponge Iron plant 400 TPD, Induction furnace 2 x 8 T along with Captive Power Plant  (12 MW; 8 MW WHRB & 4 MW FBC) and Thermal Power Plant of 70 MW } at Hanumanahalli Village, Taluqa Sandur & District Bellary, Karnataka. Total Project Area 281.43 acres of which 75 acres has been earmarked under green belt. No national park / wildlife sanctuary / eco-sensitive area is located within 10 km radius of the project. No forest land and R & R is involved.  The total project cost is 433.47 Crores. Rs. 43.36 Crores has been earmarked towards recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures. Following facilities will be installed

 

S.N.

Unit

Facility

Total capacity

1

Beneficiation Plant

400 TPH

1.2 MTPA

2

Sponge Iron Plant

4 x 100 TPD

1,20,000 TPA

3

Steel Melting & Billet Casting

2 x 8 Ts IF, 1x15 LF & 6x11 CCM

96,000 TPA

4

Rolling Mill

200  TPD

60,000 TPA

5

Captive Power Plant

WHRB : 8 MW

FBC : 4 MW

12 MW

 

5

Thermal Power Plant

70 MW

 

 

Raw Material Requirement

 

Sl. No.

Raw Material

Requirement

Per annum

Beneficiation Plant

1

 Iron Ore

11,52,000

Sponge Iron Plant

1

 Iron Ore

2,16,000

2

 Coal

1,32,000

3

 Dolomite

4,800

Induction Furnace

1

 Sponge Iron

0.825/Ton

2

 Pig Iron

0.235/Ton

3

 MS Scrap

0.12/ Ton

4

 SiMn & FeSi

0.01/Ton & 0.001/Ton

Rolling Mill

1

 Billets

63,000 TPA

Captive  Thermal Power Plant

1

 Coal

2,72,000

 

            Iron ore, Coal, Limestone, Iron ore fines, Char, Sponge Iron, MS Scrap, MS Ingots, Iron blades will be used as raw material. Iron ore will be sourced from near by mines (Bellary & Hospet). Coal will be sourced from Singareni Collieries and imported caol from South Africa. Limestone will be sourced from Dhone, Piduguralla. The sponge iron will be obtained from the DRI plant and MS scrap would be purchased would be used in the SMS plant.

 

Electrostatic precipitator (ESP) and bag filters will be provided to DRI, WHRB and AFBC, CFBC boilers to control pollution to control emissions within 50 mg/Nm3. Hot gas from sponge iron plant will pass through dust settling chamber (DSC) and after burning chamber (ABC) and dispersed through ID fan and stack of adequate height. Fume extraction system will be provided to SMS. Chimney of adequate height will be provided to re-heating furnace. Bag filters will be provided to control fugitive dust from conveyor transfer points. Water spraying will be done on raw materials and road for controlling flying dust during unloading and loading.   All the internal roads will be asphalted to control the fugitive dust emission due to vehicular movement.

 

Total ground water requirement from bore well and rain water harvesting will be 6100m3/day. Cooling system will be adopted to recycle/reuse water. The DM plant outlet after primary treatment will be used for green belt. Cooling tower bleed off and boiler blow down will be used for ash quenching. Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit/ sewage treatment plant and used for green belt development. No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and zero discharge will be adopted. Rain water harvesting structure will be constructed to harvest the run-off water from the roof tops to recharge the ground water.

 

Char, fly ash, bed ash and EST dust will be generated as solid waste. Char will be used in Captive Power Plant and Thermal Power Plant. Fly ash will be sold to brick manufacturing units. SMS slag will be dumped in dump area for future productive use. The Committee in this regard suggested the SMS slag should be converted to blocks after mixing with cement and shall not be dumped. Scrap will be reused in the process.  Waste/used/spent oil (2500 l/yr) and grease (1,500 kg/yr) and used batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers/ re-processors.

 

Total power requirement of unit will be 11.7 MW. The required power line, at 33 KV will be obtained from nearest KPTCL Substation.  Personal protective equipments like ear muffs will be provided to employees working in high noise prone areas. Acoustic lagging/silencers will be provided to noise generating equipment. Total power requirement will be 11.7 MW and met from Captive Power Plant. DG set (1000 KVA) will be installed.  Light Diesel oil will be used for initial start-up and for intermittent use during operation.  There is no litigation/court case pending against the project/land.  

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to submission of information regarding Arsenic in RSPM the following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

i.            On-line ambient air quality monitoring and continuous stack monitoring facilities for all the stacks should be provided and sufficient air pollution control devices viz. Electrostatic precipitator (ESP), 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 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.

 

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

 

v.          Total water requirement shall not exceed 6100m3/day and the standard prescribed for the steel plants. Efforts shall further be made to use maximum water from the rain water harvesting sources.  Air cooled condensers shall be installed 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.

 

vi.         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.  

 

vii.        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 Bangalore.

 

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

 

ix.         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.

 

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

 

xi.         All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 30th June, 2011shall be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same shall be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore.

 

xii.        At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the enterprise social commitment 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.

 

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

 

xiv.       The Company shall submit within three months their policy towards Corporate Environment Responsibility which should inter-alia address (i) Standard operating process/ procedure to being into focus any infringement/deviation/violation of environmental or forest norms/conditions, (ii) Hierarchical system or Administrative order of the Company to deal with environmental issues and ensuring compliance to the environmental clearance conditions and (iii) System of reporting of non compliance/violation environmental norms to the Board of Directors of the company and/or stakeholders or shareholders.

 

27.2.8     Proposed Clinker Grinding Unit (2.0 MTPA) with 2x6 MW DG Set at Village Kalapathar, Tehsil Chas, District Bokaro in Jharkhand by M/s Ultra Tech Cement Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant J M Enviotech, Gurgaon gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per the Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded in the 22nd meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 18th - 19th April, 2011 for preparation of EIA/EMP reports.  The stand alone cement grinding units are covered under Category ‘B’ as per Sl. No. 3(b) of the Schedule of the EIA notification 2006, but due to absence of SEIAA / SEAC for Jharkhand, the proposal was considered and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) in the Ministry.         

Public hearing was exempted for the unit  as it was categorized in B-2 category due to use of energy efficient technology, no clinker manufacturing at the site, zero effluent discharge, utilization of all the solid waste in the process itself and there is no location of eco-sensitive areas within 10km distance.

M/s. UltraTech Cement Ltd have proposed for Clinker Grinding Unit of capacity 2.0 MTPA with 2 x 6 MW D.G. Set at Village Kalapathar, Tehsil Chas, in District Bokaro in Jharkhand. Total area for the Clinker Grinding Unit is 60.00 ha of which 19.80 ha will be developed as green belt. No national park/wildlife sanctuary/biosphere reserve is located within 10 km. radius of the project site. No R & R is involved. Rivers Jamunia, Damodar & Garga flow at a distance of 4.75 km in NNW, 2.6 km in N & 0.75 km in WSW direction respectively from the project site. Total cost of the project is Rs. 185.0 Crores.   Rs. 15.0 Crores and Rs. 0.15 Crore has been earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum respectively for environmental pollution control measures.

 

Clinker (4485 TPD), Gypsum (278 TPD), Fly ash (1818 TPD) and HFO 50 KLD will be required as raw material.

 

To control particulate emissions bag filters will be installed at Clinker Storage, Cement Mill Hopper, Cement Mill System, Cement silo, packing plant, transfer points, Clinker unloading point, clinker silo  and fly ash silo. Bag house will be installed at cement mill. Enclosures will be provided for unloading operation.  Fly ash & Clinker will be stored in RCC silos, Gypsum will be stored in covered shed. Regular water sprinkling on haulage road will be carried. All the roads will be concreted.

 Total water requirement of 350 m3/d will be sourced from ground water. No industrial waste water will be generated from the grinding unit. The domestic effluent generated will be disposed off in soak pits via septic tank. There will be no discharge outside the plant premises. Rain water harvesting will be carried within the plant premises. No solid waste will be generated from the grinding unit. However, material collected from the dust collectors (Bag Filters) will be automatically recycled in the process.  The waste oil from the plant machineries and DG sets will be reused in the conveyor belt lubrication and rest will be disposed off to authorized recyclers.

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

   iv.        The company shall install adequate dust collection and extraction system to control fugitive dust emissions at various transfer points, vehicular movement, bagging and packing areas etc. All the raw material stock piles shall be covered.  A closed clinker stockpile system shall be provided.  All conveyers shall be covered with GI sheets. Covered sheds for storage of raw materials and fully covered conveyers for transportation of materials shall be provided besides 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 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 PM and RSPM such as haul road, loading and unloading points, transfer points and other vulnerable areas.  It shall be ensured that the ambient air quality parameters conform to the norms prescribed by the Central Pollution Control Board in this regard.

 

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

 

  vii.        Total ground water requirement for the cement plant shall not exceed 350 m3/day and necessary permission for the drawl shall be obtained. 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 shall be adopted. 

 

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

                                                      

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

 

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

 

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

 

  xii.          The company shall provide housing for construction labour within the site with all necessary infrastructure and facilities such as fuel for cooking, 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.

 

27.2.9     Expansion of Clinker Grinding Unit from 1.5 MTPA to 3.3 MTPA, by addition of 1.8 MTPA (Phase-2) at Ginigera Cement Works, Village Ginigera, Taluk & District Koppal, in Karnataka by M/s Ultra Tech Cement Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s J.M Environet Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per the Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded in the 18th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 24th - 25th January, 2011 for preparation of EIA/EMP reports. All stand alone cement grinding units are covered under Category ‘B’ as per sl. No. 3(b) of the Schedule of the EIA notification 2006, but due to absence of SEIAA of Karnataka at the time of applying by the proponent for ToRs, the proposal was appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee -1 (Industry) in the Ministry. The Committee decided that being a residual case and having received in the Ministry, it would not be proper to transfer the case at this stage to SEIAA/SEAC.

 

M/s Ultra Tech Cement Limited have proposed for expansion of Cement Grinding Unit from 1.5 MTPA to 3.3 MTPA, by addition of 1.8 MTPA (Phase-2) at Ginigera Cement Works, Village Ginigera, Taluk   & District Koppal, in Karnataka. The total area for the existing Cement Grinding Unit is 31.72 ha and proposed expansion will be done within existing plant premises. About 8.07 ha area has been developed under green belt/plantation in and around the plant premises and about 4 ha land will be developed under green belt/plantation for the proposed expansion project. Total area under green belt will be about 10.47 ha. No additional land is required for the proposed expansion. No national Park/wild life sanctuary/Biosphere Reserve/Reserve Forest/Protected Forest is located within 10 km radius of the project site. However reserve forest exists at a distance of about 4.5 km in south direction. River Tungabhadra is at a distance of 9.5 km distance in ESE direction. Total cost of the project is Rs. 190 crores and Rs.10.5 Crores will be earmarked towards capital cost for environmental pollution control measures and Rs 15 lakhs/ annum as recurring cost. 

 

As per the Ambient Air Quality Monitoring carried out the peak concentration of 66.79 ug/m3 accour at a distance of about 1.0 km from the plant site in down wind direction in the North East. There are no sensitive locations like reserve forests in the NE direction. Adequate pollution control equipment like Bag Houses, Bag filters and ESP have been installed in order to restrict emissions within the prescribed norms. The same will be practiced for the proposed expansion project. Fly ash & Clinker is being stored in silos and gypsum is stored in covered shed. Water sprinkling will be carried at storage sheds, loading and unloading points for dust suppression.

 

Water requirement after the proposed expansion will be 200 m3/d (100 m3/d for existing production & 100 m3/d for proposed expansion) which will be met from the ground water source.  NOC for 120 m3/day ground water with drawal has been obtained vide Letter No. 21-4(13)/SWR/CGWA/2007-2949 dated 04th Jun 2009 from CGWA, New, Delhi. Permission for drawl of additional water requirement (i.e. 80 m3/d) will be obtained from CGWA. No industrial waste water is generated from grinding unit. The domestic effluent generated is being disposed off in soak pits via septic tank. There is no discharge outside the plant premises. Power requirement of 16,500 KVA will be met from GESCOM.

 

No solid waste will be generated from the grinding unit. However, material collected from the dust collectors (Bag House/Bag Filters and ESPs) will be fully recycled  in the process.

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

   iv.        The company shall install adequate dust collection and extraction system to control fugitive dust emissions at various transfer points, vehicular movement, bagging and packing areas etc. All the raw material stock piles shall be covered.  A closed clinker stockpile system shall be provided.  All conveyers shall be covered with GI sheets. Covered sheds for storage of raw materials and fully covered conveyers for transportation of materials shall be provided besides 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 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 PM and RSPM such as haul road, loading and unloading points, transfer points and other vulnerable areas.  It shall be ensured that the ambient air quality parameters conform to the norms prescribed by the Central Pollution Control Board in this regard.

 

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

 

  vii.        Total ground water requirement for the cement plant shall not exceed 200 m3/day and necessary permission for the drawl shall be obtained. 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 shall be adopted. 

 

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

                                                      

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

 

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

 

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

 

  xii.          The company shall provide housing for construction labour within the site with all necessary infrastructure and facilities such as fuel for cooking, 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.

 

27.2.10    Proposed Iron Ore Beneficiation and Pelletization (4,50,000 TPA), Sponge Iron (2,00,000 TPA), Induction Furnace (1,50,000 TPA), Rolling Mill (6,60,000 TPA), arc furnace with LRF (6,60,000 TPA) and 30 MW Captive power plant at IDA, Village Gollapuram, Mandal Hindupur, District Ananthapur, Andhra Pradesh by M/s KNovus Steels and Infrastructure Limited (formerly M/s Stemcor Steels Pvt. Limited) - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The Project authorities and their consultant, M/s Consafe (Science) India, Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per the Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded in the 24th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 19th - 20th May, 2011 for preparation of EIA/EMP reports. All the Integrated Steel Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Primary Metallurgy Industry under Category A and appraised at the Central level. 

 

Public hearing is not required as per para 7 (iii) of the EIA Notification, 2006 as the project is located in the notified industrial area.

 

M/s KNovus Steels and Infrastructure Limited (formerly M/s Stemcor Steels Pvt. Limited) have proposed for Iron Ore Beneficiation and Pelletization (4,50,000 TPA), Sponge Iron (2,00,000 TPA), Induction Furnace (1,50,000 TPA), Rolling Mill (6,60,000 TPA), arc furnace with LRF (6,60,000 TPA) and 30 MW Captive power plant at IDA, Village Gollapuram, Mandal Hindupur, District Ananthapur, Andhra Pradesh. The land acquired for the proposed expansion is 55 acres and green belt will be developed in 18 acres (33%) of the plant area. No national park / wildlife sanctuary / reserve forest is located within 10 km radius of the project site. Total cost of the project is Rs. 500 Crores and the budget for Environment Management and Pollution Control measures is Rs. 50 Crores.

 

Following are the details of proposed Project facilities:

S.No

Name of the Proposed Project

Product

1

Iron Ore Beneficiation & Pelletization

1500 TPD/4,50,000 TPA

(Iron Ore /Pellets)

2

Sponge Iron

100 x 6 (600 TPD / 2,00,000 TPA)

(Iron Ore)

3

 Induction Furnace (25TPC x 2)

500TPD /1,50,000TPA

(Ingots / Billets)

4

 Rolling Mill (1000 TPD x 2)

2000 TPD  / 6,60,000TPA

5

 Arc Furnace with LRF(50 TPCx2)

2000 TPD/ 6,60,000TPA

(Billets)

 

Iron Ore (1020 TPD), Coal (840 TPD), Bentonite, Limestone (30 TPD) and Pig Iron / Steel Scrap (96 TPD), Sponge iron (504 TPD) and MS ingots / billets (2075 TPD) will be used as raw material. The iron ore will be purchased from NMDC, coal will be imported and limestone from the R.R. District. Billets will be produced in house. Bag filter and ESP will be provided for control of PM from crushing of raw materials and pelletization kiln respectively. Fume extraction system followed by bag filter will be provided for IF. Wet scrubber will be installed for the gaseous pollutant from Rolling mill. Dust from Arc Furnace will be controlled by fume extraction system followed by Bag filter.

 

The total water requirement of 470m3/day will be supplied by APIIC. The boiler blow down, DM plant generation after treatment in the ETP will be recycled and used for ash conditioning, dust suppression and for green belt development. The domestic waste water will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  It is proposed to harvest the rain water from the roof top to recharge the ground water.

 

Slag from Induction Furnace will be used in land fill in low lying areas. Mill Scale/Crop Cuts (C.C) from Rolling mill unit will be used in the induction furnace for melting.  Dust collected from the coal crushing and bag filters will be reused in the rotary kiln. The fly ash will be sold to the brick manufacturers.  Sludge from the dust settling chamber / wet scrapper will be provided to the brick manufacturers. Mills scales from the rolling mill will be used in the induction furnace. Fines will be reused in the process and some portion will be sold to cement plants. The total power requirement is 1,25,600 KWH/day and will be obtained from APSEB.

 

The Committee during the discussion suggested the proponent to have two months water reservoir capacity to store the rain water.  Accordingly, lay out plan showing the rain water harvesting reservoir should be revised. The slag should not be dumped any where and after mixing with cement should be used in manufacturing blocks. The company should submit a management plan for defluoridation of drinking water.

 

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

 

i.              Efforts shall be made to mitigate PM levels in the ambient air and a time bound action plan should be submitted. Continuous stack monitoring facilities for all the stacks should be provided and sufficient air pollution control devices viz. Electrostatic precipitator (ESP), bag house, bag filters etc. shall be provided to keep the emission levels below 50 mg/Nm3 and installing energy efficient technology.   

 

ii.             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.

 

iii.            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.

 

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

 

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

 

vi.           Prior ‘permission’ for the drawl of 470m3/day water from the concerned department should be obtained and the water requirement for the shall not exceed 470 m3/day.

 

vii.          Efforts shall be made to make use of rain water harvested. If needed, capacity of the reservoir shall be enhanced to have two months storage capacity 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 should be ensured and treated wastewater should meet the norms prescribed by the State Pollution Control Board or described under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 whichever are more stringent. Leachate study for the effluent generated and analysis should also be regularly carried out and report submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore, SPCB and CPCB.

 

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

 

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

 

xi.           The slag after mixing with cement shall be used in manufacturing blocks or used as building material only after passing through Toxic Chemical Leachability Potential (TCLP) test.  Toxic slag should be disposed in secured landfill as per CPCB guidelines. Otherwise, hazardous substances shall be recovered from the slag and output waste and be disposed in secured landfill as per CPCB guidelines. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xix.         The company shall provide housing for construction labour within the site with all necessary infrastructure and facilities such as fuel for cooking, 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.

 

27.2.11    Proposed expansion of Steel Plant (Pellets plant- 3,00,000 TPA, Sponge Iron 2,25,000 TPA, Induction Furnace with Concast 90,000 TPA , Rolling Mill - 90,000 TPA, Ferro Alloys- Fe-Si: 29,568 TPA ; Si-Mn: 66,486 TPA; Fe-Mn: 86,333TPA) along with Power plant - 48 MW (WHRB - 12 MW and AFBC- 36 MW) at Plot no. 75 & 76, Borai Industrial Growth Centre, Village Rasmada, Tehsil & District Durg in Chhattisgarh by M/s Raipur Power and Steel Limited-  regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s Pioneer Enviro Laboratories & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per the Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded in the 16th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 22nd - 24th November, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP reports. The Steel Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Primary Metallurgical Industries under category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

            M/s Raipur Power and Steel Limited have proposed for the expansion of Steel Plant at Plot Nos. 75 & 76, Borai Industrial Growth Centre, Village Rasmada, Tehsil & District Durg in Chhattisgarh. No national park/wildlife sanctuary is located within 10 km radius of the project. total land requirement for the project is 65 acres of which green belt will be developed in 22 acres (33%) of the plant area. No litigation or court case is in pending against the project and/or land.  River Shivnath flows at a distance of 3.0 km of the plant.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 200.0 Crores. 

 

Following is the plant configuration:

 

S.No.

Manufacturing Unit

Product

Existing Capacity

Proposed Additions

Total Capacity

TPA

TPA

TPA

1.

Iron Ore Beneficiation & pelletization plant 

Pellets

---

3,00,000

3,00,000

2.

DRI Kiln

Sponge Iron

 1,35,000

(3x150 TPD)

 

90,000

(3x100 TPD)

2,25,000

3.

Induction furnace with concast

Ingot/ Billet / Slab

2x15 MT

--

90,000

4.

Rolling Mill

Rolled Products

1x300 TPD

--

90,000

5.

Submerged Arc Furnaces

(Fe-Si,

Si-Mn &

Fe-Mn)

Ferro Alloys

(Fe-Si,

Si-Mn

 Fe-Mn)

---

 

 (2x9 MVA)

2x12 MVA

 

29,568 TPA

66,486 TPA

86,333TPA

6.

Power Plant through

 

Waste heat recovery

Electricity

6

6 MW

12 MW

AFBC

6

30 MW

36 MW

TOTAL POWER

 

12

36 MW

48 MW

             

Iron ore fines (3,75,000 TPA) will be obtained from Bailadila Mines, bentonite (9,450 TPA) from Durg & coal fines (12,000 TPA) from SECL Chhattisgarh for the Iron ore beneficiation and pelletization plant. For the pellet plant, pellets (1,35,000 TPA) will be produced from the plant in house, coal (1, 17,000 TPA) will be obtained from SECL and imported. Dolomite (4,500 TPA) will be purchased from Durg.  For the power plant, dolochar (27,000 TPA) produced from the sponge iron plant and coal (1,44,000 TPA) obtained from SECL and imported would be used as fuel.

 

Sponge Iron will be manufactured in coal based Direct Reduction (DR) kilns. Manganese ore along with coke and other additives will be melted in submerged arc furnace (SAF) to produce ferro alloys. Raw materials will be mixed in a proper proportion before being charged into the furnace. As the charge enters the smelting zone, the alloy formed by chemical reactions between oxides and the reductants being heavy, gradually will settle at the bottom. At regular intervals, the furnace will be tapped. Liquid metal will be collected in a ladle followed by CI pans and slag will be overflowed to sand beds. After solidification, the cakes will be broken manually to required lump size. Waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB) and AFBC boiler will be installed.           

 

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

 

Water requirement of 3842.5m3/day will be met from the CSIDCL. About 993.3 m3/day of waste water would be generated. Closed circuit water system will be provided in the iron ore beneficiation, pellets, sponge iron & submerged electric arc furnaces. There will be no process waste water generation.  Boiler blow down and DM plant regeneration waste water will be neutralized in the neutralization tank and will be mixed in a Central Monitoring Basin (CMB). The treated effluent from CMB will be used for ash conditioning, dust suppression and green belt development. Service water will be passed through oil separator to remove oil content in the effluent.  Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and Zero discharge will be adopted. Rain water harvesting structure will be constructed to meet the plant water requirement. Power requirement will be sourced from captive power plant.  DG sets (2x1000 KVA) will be installed.

 

            Dolochar from Char from DRI process will be used in AFBC boiler as fuel.  Dust and ash from air pollution control devices (APCD), fly ash from the power plant and wet scrapper sludge will be given to cement plants and brick manufacturers. Kiln accretion slag will be used in road construction. Ferro silicon slag will be provided to the cast iron foundries. The silico manganese will be crushed and after recovery of mineral will be given to brick manufacturers. The ferro manganese slag will be used in manufacture of silico manganese. The tailings will be given to tile manufacturing units.

 

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

 

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

 

ii.        Efforts shall be made to mitigate PM levels in the ambient air. On-line ambient air quality monitoring. 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. 

     

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

 

iv.        Stack monitoring facilities for all the major stacks and adequate air pollution control systems viz. ESP, fume extraction system with bag filters etc. to control particulate emissions within the prescribed limits. The gases emissions shall also be monitored along with other parameters and standards notified under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 shall be followed. The reports shall be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at the Bhopal, SPCB and CPCB.

 

v.        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 and coal handling plant.  Bag filters shall be provided to hoods and dust collectors to coal 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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

ix.        Total water requirement for the proposed expansion shall not exceed 3842.5m3/day. All the treated wastewater shall be recycled for dust suppression and green belt development. Domestic wastewater shall be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit and used for green belt development. Zero effluent discharge shall be strictly followed and no wastewater shall be discharged outside the premises.

 

x.        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.

 

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

 

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

 

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 Bhopal, SPCB and CPCB within 3 months of issue of environment clearance letter.

 

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

 

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

 

Proposals for TORs

 

27.2.12    Proposed 2x9 MVA Ferro Alloy plant (Fe-Si: 5,150 TPA, Si-Mn: 10,200 TPA, Fe-Mn: 9,800 TPA at Panchamahala, Bijay Nagar, Tehsil Barkot, District Deogarh in Odisha by M/s Urbane Steels Limited- regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s Global Experts, Bhubaneswar, Orissa 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 Ferro Alloy Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Primary Metallurgical Industries under category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) in Ministry.

 

M/S Urbane Steels Limited have proposed for 2X9 MVA Submerged Arc Furnace (SAF) for Ferro Alloy Plant producing Ferro-Silicon- 5,150 TPA, Silico Manganese - 10,200 TPA and Ferro Manganese - 9,800 TPA at Panchamahala, Bijay Nagar, Tehsil -Barkot, Deogarh District in the State of Odisha. The company has acquired 13.66 acres of which 4.50 acres (33% of total land area) of land area has been ear marked for development of green belt all around the project area. No national parks/wildlife sanctuaries/ Biosphere reserves are located within 10 km radius of the project area. The total project cost is Rs. 6219.22 Lakhs. Amount allocated towards pollution control and environmental protection measures will be Rs. 248.77 Lakhs. Expenditure on CSR   will be 310.96 Lacs (5 % of the total project cost in 5 years).

Manganese Ore Lumps (41,400 TPA), Metalurgical Coke (20,500 TPA), Dolomite (6000 TPA), and Quarzite (13,500TPA) will be sourced from Sukinda and Sundargarh area of Orissa.

Particulate Matter will be controlled by the installation of bag filter, fugitive dust by dust extraction system. Water sprinklers will be used on haulage roads to suppress the dust by water sprinkling.

Makeup water requirement of 100 m3/ay will be sourced from the bore well. Water consumption will be minimized by harvesting rain water in harvesting pond. No effluent will be discharged to outside from the plant premises. Waste water generated in the process will be treated and reused in the process. Total power requirement of 20 MW will be sourced from State Grid.

                                                                      

Solid waste generation will be mostly  from Ferro Manganese (12,730 TPA) which will be sold and colored glass for tile making, silico manganese (10,000 TPA) for tile making, Ferro silicon (4,200 TPA) for cast iron industries  , Flue Dust (130 TPA) to cement industries and Ore & Coke dust (1,400 TPA) would be recycled in furnace.

 

 

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

1.        Executive summary of the project

2.        Photographs of the existing and proposed plant area.

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

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

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

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

7.        Location of national parks / wildlife sanctuary / reserve forests within 10 km. radius should specifically be mentioned. A map showing land use / land cover, reserved forests, wildlife sanctuaries, national parks, tiger reserve etc. in 10 km of the project site. 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.        Details and classification of total land (identified and acquired) should be included.

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

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

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

12.      A list of industries with name and type in 10 km radius shall be incorporated.

13.      Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

14.      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”.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

25.      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.

26.      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.

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

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

29.      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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

34.      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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

46.      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.

47.      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.

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

49.      Action plan for installation of Seismic monitoring station.

50.      Action plan for solid/hazardous waste generation, storage, utilization and disposal. A note on the treatment, storage and disposal of all type of solid waste should be included.

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

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

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

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

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

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

57.      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.

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

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

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

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

62.      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. 

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

 

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

 

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

 

27.2.13    Proposed  Ferro Alloy Plant at Plot No. 41-C, Silpahri Industrial Area, District Bilaspur  in Chhattisgarh by M/s Srijan Alloys and Steel Pvt. Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s. Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited,  Hyderabad, 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 report. All the ferro alloy plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgical Industries under category (A) of EIA Notification, 2006 and is appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee-I (Industry) in the Ministry.

M/s. Srijan Alloys and Steel Pvt. Ltd have proposed for Ferro Alloys manufacturing plant for production of 29,000 TPA of Ferro Alloys (Si-Mn, Fe-Mn and Fe-Si) using 2 x 6.0 MVA Submerged Arc Furnaces (SAF) and for production of Ferro alloys 6,000 TPA (Medium Carbon Ferro Alloys Si-Mn 2,400 TPA, Low Carbon Ferro Alloys Si-Mn 2,400 TPA, Ferro Molybdenum 400 TPA and Ferro Titanium 800 TPA) using Thermite process (Aluminothermic process) at Survey No. 41, Silpahari Industrial Area, Bilaspur District, Chhattisgarh.  The proposed site is located in  Notified Industrial Area. The total land area of the Project is 4.0 Acres (1.62 Ha). No national parks/wildlife sanctuaries/ Biosphere reserves are located within 10 km radius of the project area. The project will be commissioned in three phases.  The coal will be transported through rail/trucks from the coal mines. The coal will be made available through e-auction and open market. The total project cost is Rs. 967 Lakhs. The capital cost for implementing Environmental Management plan proposed is Rs.100 Lakhs and recurring cost is Rs.10 Lakhs/annum.

The major raw material required will be Manganese Ore Lumps, Metallurgical Coke, Quartzite. Coal requirement for the different phases of the project estimated to be 6000 TPA considering installed capacity of project. The project will be commissioned in three phases.The coal being considered for the project will be Grades E and /or F. 

Particulate Matter will be controlled by the installation of cyclone and bag filter with the stack.. Pulse jet bag filters will be used for dust suppression system, Water sprinklers will be used on haulage roads to suppress the dust by water sprinkling.

Water requirement will be 30 m3/d sourced from bore well /CSIDC. The wastewater generated from cooling blow down 4.0 m3/d will be used for Slag cooling, floor cleaning, etc., 3.0 m3/d  domestic wastewater will be treated in Septic tank followed by soak pit and no wastewater will be discharged outside the premises.  

The slag generated from manufacturing of Ferro Alloys (Submerged Arc Furnace is 38,400 TPA and Thermite process is 850 TPA) will be used for brick and for tiles manufacturing. The total power required for the proposed project is 12 MW will be taken from CSEB,

Greenbelt consisting of 33% of the total area will be developed within the plant premises along the boundary wall, adjacent to roads and in open places to control the fugitive emissions using local plant species.

The Committee noted that a High Tension Power Line is passing through the middle of the project area which may pose serious risk to the workers and plant structures. The Committee decided that the proponent should go for alternative site or commitment from the State Govt. that high tension power line would be shifted. Accordingly, revised lay out plan should be submitted. The project was therefore deferred for reconsideration on submission of above information.

 

 

27.2.14    Proposed  expansion of Integrated Cement Plant (Clinker 3.6 to 7.2 MTPA; Cement 5.0 to 10.0 MTPA) by installation of Line -II at Village  Bharauli and Itahara, Tehsil Maihar, District Satna  in Madhya Pradesh by M/s Reliance Cementation Pvt. Limited- regarding TORs

 

The project proponent was deferred at the request of the project proponent.

 

27.2.15    Expansion of Cement Plant from 1 MTPA to 1.15 MTPA Cement production and setting up a 15 MW cogeneration captive power plant at Village Banjari, Tehsil & District Rohtas in Bihar by M/s Kalyanpur Cements Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant Shiva Test House, Patna, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with Draft Term of References for the Preparation of EIA/EMP Report. Proposed Expansion of Cement project is listed at Sl. No. 3(b) & 15 MW Captive Thermal power Plant is listed at Sl. No. 1(d)  of Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 as Category ‘A’ and have to be appraised by Expert Appraisal Committee -1 (Industry) in Ministry. 

M/s Kalyanpur Cements Ltd. have proposed for expansion of Cement Plant from 1.0 MTPA to 1.15 MTPA & setting up of a 15 MW Captive Thermal Power Plant on by using AFBC, Waste Heat Recovery in the name of Sone Ojas Ltd. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Kalyanpur Cements Ltd.) for fulfilling the requirement of own Cement Plant at Banjari, Tehsil & Dist. Rohtas, Bihar. Total project area is 100.75 acres has already been acquired. No additional land is being acquired for the proposed expansion project. land area requirement for captive power platn is 15 acres. An area of 40  acres has been developed under green belt. Kaimur Wild Life Sanctuary is at a distance of 1.5 km. from the project Site. River Sone flows at a distance of 1.0 km from the project site. Cost of the Cement Expansion project is Rs. 7.1 Crores & Cost for the Installation of 15 MW Captive Power Plant is Rs. 99.55 Crores. Therefore Total Project cost is 106.65 Crores. The capital cost for implementing Environmental Management plan proposed is Rs.10.00  Crores and recurring cost is Rs.11.60  Crore.

The major raw materials required for the proposed project are Limestone (10,25,000 TPA), Coal (1,16,000 TPA)), Gypsum (29,000 TPA), Fly Ash (4,02,500 TPA), Iron Ore Fines (80,300 TPA) Source of Coal  for power  plant will be CCL.

 

The manufacturing of Portland Pozzolana Cement  will involve installing 5 stage Pre Heater Kiln & Cement Grinding unit.

 

ESP & Bag Filters will be installed to control dust emissions from proposed project.  For cement plant 47 m stack height will be provided.Moreover Stack of 70 m. height will be provided in Captive Power Plant to restrict the emission below 50 mg/NM3. Bag Filter Dust will be generated as solid waste from the proposed project which will be subsequently recycle & reutilize in the manufacturing process of cement within the project premises..

 

Water requirement after expansion of Cement plant will be 1535 m3/d  from own bore well mainly for cooling,  domestic (860 m3/d) & dust suppression purposes. Water requirement for Captive Power Plant will be 250 m3/day.  70 % of water will be recycled and reused. Domestic waste water will be disposed off through a septic tank followed by Soak Pit inside the project premises.  No effluent will be discharged from the project outside the premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted.

 

Presently power and energy demand  is being met from BSEB supply. 15 MW Power will be generated using conventional Rankine Cycle. 2 Nos. 16 TPH Waste Heat Recovery Boiler will be installed. Fuel proposed are coal & washery coal.

 

Solid waste generated   in the form of fly ash  from power plant 135 TPD will be Recycled and utilized in the cement manufacturing process.

 

Out of 100.75 acres, 40.0 acres is being utilized for the green belt development along the plant boundary & project premises. Total power requirement will be 15 MW which is at presently supplied by BSEB and after commissioning of the Captive Power Plant, Power requirement will be met by the CPP.

 

The unit will implement Rain Water Harvesting Scheme in the project premises for recharging the ground water.

 

D.G. set will be equipped with accosting enclosures. No litigation / court case is pending against the proposal.

 

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

1.    Executive summary of the project

2.    Photographs of the existing and proposed plant area.

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

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

5.    A copy of fuel supply agreement

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

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

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

9.    Location of national parks / wildlife sanctuary / reserve forests within 10 km. radius should specifically be mentioned. A map showing land use / land cover, reserved forests, wildlife sanctuaries, national parks, tiger reserve etc. in 10 km of the project site. Project site layout plan showing raw materials, fly ash and other storage plans, bore well or water storage, aquifers (within 1 km.) dumping, waste disposal, green areas, water bodies, rivers/drainage passing through the project site should be included.

10.  A map showing the location of the plant and Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary along with distance to be authenticated by the Chief Wildlife Warden along with his comments / recommendations.

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

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

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

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

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

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

17.  Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

18.  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”.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 along with cumulative impact should be included for the day (24 hrs) for maximum GLC along with following :

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

41.  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.

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

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

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

45.  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.

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

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

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

49.  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.

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

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

52.  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.

53.  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.

54.  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.

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

56.  Action plan for installation of Seismic monitoring station.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

66.  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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

27.2.16    Expansion of steel Manufacturing unit (Steel Ingot from 20,100 TPA to 72,000 TPA ), new addition of Round Steel Bars/Flats  (72,000 TPA) at Village Ambey Majra, Mandi Gobindgarh, District Fatehgarh Sahib in Punjab by M/s Bhawani Castings Pvt. Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s CPTL Envirotech Designers & Pollution Control Consultants, Chandigarh, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft Terms of Reference for preparation of EIA/EMP report.  The project activity falls in Secondary Metallurgical Industries under category ‘B’ of the amendment to the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006. The project is located within 10 km of Critically Polluted Area of Mandi Gobindgarh, as per the General Condition, the proposal has been appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) in the Ministry.

 

M/s Bhawani Castings Pvt. Limited is an existing industry having Steel Ingot manufacturing unit of 20,100 TPA capacity at Village Ambey Majra, Tehsil Mandi Gobindgarh, District Fatehgarh Sahib in Punjab. The Project authority now proposes to enhance the capacity of the unit by replacing two nos furnace of 3 TPH each with  two nos of Induction furnaces of capacities 10 TPH & 7 TPH each. They also proposed to expand Steel Ingot capacity from 20,100 TPA to 72,000 TPA and new addition of Round Steel Bars/Flats 72,000 TPA.  The total project area is 20234 m2 of which 7082m2 of area will be brought under green belt. No additional land is required. The expansion will be within the existing premises. 33% of the total land area will be developed under green belt. The raw materials used are MS Scrap, Sponge Iron and Silico Manganese There are no Wild Life Sanctuaries, Reserved /Protected Forests or Defense Installations, Rivers and Hill Ranges within 10 km of the project site. Total Cost of the Project is Rs 12.00 Crores and Rs 52 lakhs have been provided for pollution control Measures. About Rs 4 lakhs will be spent on annual maintenance of such measures.

 

To control the particulate emissions bag filters and cyclone for induction furnace and wet scrubbers  for  rolling mills have been proposed.

 

The total water requirements after expansion will be 35 m3/d which will be sourced from own tube well. There is no process waste water. Domestic waste water shall be treated through and the same will be used within the plant premises for plantation.  Rain water harvesting measures proposed to  be continued to capture 3977.95 m3/annum of rain water.

 

The total power demand for the unit after expansion will be 8380 MW which will be met from the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited from the nearby Sub-station.  One no. of DG Set  is of capacity 125 KVA has already been installed. It is proposed to install another DG set of 475 KVA capacity.

           

The solid wastes from the bag filters would be sent to TSDF  at Nimbuan. Slag from the furnace (240 TPA) received from the manufacturing process would be given to cement plant for further use.  Used oil from DG set shall be sold to authorized recyclers. Green belt shall be developed over an area of 7082 m2.

 

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

 

1.    Executive summary of the project.

2.    Photographs of the existing and proposed plant area.

3.    Compliance to the conditions stipulated for existing capacity in the environmental clearance or NOC obtained from the SPCB. The testing / verification undertaken for the compliance shall be from the recognized environmental laboratory.

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

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 land use/land cover, 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.  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.  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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

28.  Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

30.  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.

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

32.  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.

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

34.  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.

35.  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.

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

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

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

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

40.  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.

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

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

43.  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.

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

27.2.17    Expansion of 2x9 MVA Submerged Arc Furnace, Ferro Alloy Plant producing 30,000 TPA Ferro Alloy at Ambakata, Barkote, Deogarh in Orissa by M/s Ispat Alloys India Pvt. Limited -  regarding TORs

The project proponent requested to defer the consideration of the project in the next meeting. 

 

 

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

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Global Experts, Bhubaneswar gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed draft ToRs for preparation of EIA/EMP Report.  All the Integrated Steel plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under category A of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee-I (Industry) in the Ministry.

 

M/s Rashmi Seamless Limited have proposed Integrated Steel Plant 2.1 MTPA, Pelletization Plant 1.2 MTPA and CPP 112 MW (Gas Fired) at, village Bansada, Bhadrak District in Odisha. The company will produce Iron ore pellets of 12,00,000 TPA. The company proposes to install two Blast Furnaces of 1,200 m3 each to have annual hot metal production of 23,50,000 TPA for captive use in proposed Steel Melting. For steel making EAF-LF-CCM route was chosen with optimum feed combination of sponge iron and hot metal/pig iron with ferro-alloys feed for the production of high quality alloy steel billet/bloom. It is proposed to set up a gas fired boiler utilizing surplus BF gas for the generation of 112 MW of power which shall be utilized in plant processes. The company also proposes to install two coke oven Plants of capacity 0.7 MTPA to produce 14,00,000 TPA coke for use in Blast Furnace & Sinter unit. Total land required will be 1330 Acre. The company has acquired 160 acres of land area and in process of acquiring another area of land through IDCO (Orissa), in which various process, Raw material and solid waste storage units, Rain water harvesting unit shall be set up. 439 Acres (33% of total land area) of land has been earmarked for development of green belt all around the project area. No national parks/wildlife sanctuaries/ Biosphere reserves located within 10 km radius of the project area. But the project Site falls in CRZ-Zone III and CRZ Clearance shall be obtained separately.  The total project cost is Rs. 3,425 Crores. Cost allocated towards pollution control and environmental protection measures will be Rs. 137 Crores  

Iron Ore Lumps 400,000 TPA, Iron Ore fines 25,00,000 TPA, cocking coal 20,58,000 TPA, Non coking coal 19,60,000 TPA, Dolomite 242,000 TPA, Limestone 534,000 TPA & Non coking coal for PCI 352,000 TPA will be sourced from mines from Australia/Indonesia and Sundargarh area of Orissa.

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

 

 

Unit

Capacity

Product

Annual production in TPA

End use

Pelletization

2x 0.6 MTPA

Iron ore pellets

850.000

350,000

BF & SMS

Sale

Blast Furnace(BF)

2x 1200 m3

Hot metal

1984,000

150,000

216,000

SMS

PCM

DI Pipe plant

Pig Casting Machine(PCM)

7500 TPD

Pig iron

150,000

SMS

DI Pipe plant

2x 0.2 MTPA

DI Pipe

200,000

Sale

Coke oven plant

2x 0.7 MTPA

Coke

1400,000

BF & Sinter unit

Steel melting shop (SMS)

2x120 T BOF

LF & AOD

Liquid steel

2160,000

Continuous Casting Machine(CCM)

Billet/Bloom caster

 

Billet/Bloom)

750,000

300.000

Seamless pipe plant

 To  Kharagpur unit

Slab caster

 

Slab

1794,000

Hot strip mill

Seamless pipe plant

0.6 MTPA

Seamless pipe

600,000

sale

Hot strip mill

1.0 MTPA

HR Coils

1000,000

Sale

Sinter unit

2x150 m2

Fluxed sinter

2750,000

BF

Lime plant

2x350 TPD

Calcined lime

140,000

SMS

Dolo plant

1x200 TPD

Calcined dolomite

 

Sinter

Oxygen plant

2x500 TPD

Oxygen

 

SMS & BF

Captive power plant(CPP)

Gas fired

2x56 MW

Power

112 MW

Internal consumption

 

   

ESP and Bag Filters/ Bag House would be installed to control dust emissions. PAs proposed to use  mixed fuel  gas in place of furnace oil and use low sulphur fuel, low excess air and low NOx burners. All conveyors shall be of closed type. Bag filters shall installed at all junction and transfer points and fly ash silos. ESP shall be used to control dust pollution from WHRB boilers. Adequate stack height based on CPCB norms will be  provided. 

 

Water requirement of 34,450 m3/day will be sourced from river Dhamra / Matai waste water will be further treated in a water treatment plant for use in plant. Water consumption will be minimized by harvesting rain water in harvesting pond. No effluent will be discharged to outside from the plant premises. Waste water generated in the process will be treated and reused in the process.

                                                                      

Power requirement will be 145 MW (112 MW CPP generations and 33 MW from Grid Supply).  Total manpower required will be 2500. 

 

Solid waste generated will be mainly BF Slag (705,000 TPA to be used in Sister cement unit), BF Dust (70,000 TPA to be used in Sinter plant), SMS Slag (260,000 TPA to be used in Sinter unit & road making), Recyclable Scrap (176,000 TPA to be recycled), Mill Scale( 120,000 TPA to be reused in sister unit), Iron Ore Fines (40,000TPA to be used in Pelletization /sinter unit), Lime Stone Fines (54,000 TPA to be used in Pelletization /sinter unit), Dolomite Fines (24,000TPA to sinter unit), Coking Coal Fines (98,000 TPA to be recycled), PCI Coal Fines (18,000 TPA to be recycled) & Sinter Fines (28,000 TPA to be recycled) .

 

The Committee noted that site falls in CRZ-III. It was informed that State Government is setting up an investment zone. The Committee noted that there is no clear cut demarcation of investment zone. Further, there was no clear cut demarcation of the project with respect to CRZ-III. The Committee advised the project proponent that there should be clear recommendation of the State Govt.  that State Govt. is setting up the industrial zone and proposed project is part of the industrial zone. Further, the proponent should submit authenticated a map showing location of the plant and CRZ-III from one of the authorized agencies. The Committee decided to defer the proposal as the proposal is premature. 

 

 

 

27.2.19    Proposed 39,600 TPA Cement Grinding Unit at Village Rangdih, Govindpur, District Dhanbad in Jharkhand by M/s Mittal Cement - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant Shiva Test House, Patna, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with Draft Term of Reference for the Preparation of EIA/EMP Report. Proposed Cement project is listed at Sl. No. 3(b) of Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 as Category ‘B’ and have to be appraised by the SEIAA/SEAC. But due to non existence of SEIAA/SEIAC in Jharkhand, the project has been appraised by Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) in Ministry. 

 

M/s Mittal Cement have proposed for Cement Grinding Unit of 39,600 TPA capacity at Rangdih, Govindpur, Dist. Dhanbad, Jharkhand. Total project area of 1.0 acres is already acquired of which 0.33 acres has been earmarked for green belt. No national parks/wild life sanctuary/reserve forests are located within 10 km radius of the project area. Total cost of the project is Rs. 132.86 lakhs.  Rs. 6.0 lakhs and Rs. 2.0 lakhs earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.  

 

The major raw materials required for the proposed project are slag (21,600 TPA), Clinker (12,600) & Gypsum (1800 TPA).  Slag will be sourced from  Durgapur & Bokaro SAIL Plant,  Clinker from Satna & Maihar in Madhya Pradesh & Gypsum from Churu in Rajasthan. Grinding of Clinker, Gypsum (6.0 TPD) & Slag takes place in open circuit grinding tube mill to produce Portland Slag Cement.

 

Bag filters will be installed to control dust emissions from the proposed project. Stack of 30 m. height will be provided to restrict the emission below 50 mg/Nm3.

 

Water requirement of 2m3/day will be sourced from the bore well for cooling, domestic & dust suppression purposes. No Industrial Waste Water will be generated. Domestic waste water will be disposed through septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be discharged from the project outside the premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted. Bag Filter Dust (5000 TPA) will be generated as solid waste which will be recycled & reutilized in the manufacturing process of cement within the project premises. Total power requirement of 500 KVA will be sourced from JSEB. D.G. set will be equipped with acoustic enclosures.  Diesel @ 130 lit/day   will be required. No litigation / court case is pending against the proposal.

 

The unit will implement Rain Water Harvesting Scheme with in the project premises.

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

 

1.      Executive summary of the project.

2.      Photographs of the proposed plant area.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

29.    Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

39.    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.

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

27.2.20    Expansion of Alumina Refinery from 1 MTPA to 6 MTPA and Captive power Plant of 75 MW to 300 MW at Lanjigarh, District Kalahandi in Orissa by M/s Vedanta Alluminium Limited- regarding TORs

 

M/s Vedanta Aluminum Limited (VAL) was accorded environmental clearance on 22nd September, 2004 for a 1 MTPA Alumina Refinery and a 75 MW Captive Power Plant at Lanjigarh, District Kalahandi in Orissa subject to compliance of environmental safeguards.

 

2.         In February, 2008, the company submitted an application for expansion of the Refinery from 1 MTPA to 6 MTPA and the Power Plant from 75 MW to 300 MW.  TORs were prescribed on 12th March, 2009. Public hearing for the project was held on 25th April, 2009. The proponent submitted the final EIA report to the Ministry in August, 2009.

 

3.         Meantime an authentic report had been received that the company had violated the terms of approval granted to it for the 1 TPA Refinery and proceeded further to expand it to 6 MTPA even without approval.  In May 2010 the Ministry therefore, directed its Regional Officer at Bhubaneswar to visit the site and report.

 

4.         The report of the Regional Office, Bhubaneswar and that of the Sub-Committee of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) that visited the site on 9th July, 2010 have brought out that M/s VAL have proceeded apace with construction of 6.0 MTPA Alumina Refinery and 300 MW Captive Power Plant and that the terms of the original approval have not been entirely complied with.

 

5.         The Ministry, it is understood, issued a notice to the company on 31st August, 2010 to M/s VAL under section 5 of the Environment (protection) Act, 1980, on both these counts, that is why action consequent should not be taken on its failure to comply with terms of approval granted for the 1 MTPA Alumina Refinery and why the TORs awarded on 12.03.2009 for its expansion to 6 MTPA should not be recalled. M/s VAL replied to the notice on 15th September, 2010 and sought a hearing. The company was heard on each of these issues separately on 30th September, 2010.

 

6.         It was noted that after studied consideration, the Ministry on 20th October, 2010,

 

 (i) imposed additional conditions and directions for compliance under Section 5 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 relating to the 1 MTPA Alumina Refinery and its 75 MW Captive Power Plant for compliance.

 

 (ii) Withdrew the TORs issued on 12th March 2009, and cancelled the public hearing held on 25th April 2009 relating to its expansion to 6 MTPA conjoined with a 300 MW Captive Power Plant. M/s VAL were directed to maintain the status quo and proceed no further.

 

The Government of Orissa was simultaneously requested asked to launch legal action against the company under the provision of Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 for violation.

7.         The company urged against the order of 20th October and citing a circular issued by the Ministry dated 16th November, 2010 has sought environmental clearance to the project and resumption of construction. It sought consideration of the proposal by the Expert Appraisal Committee at a meeting scheduled to be held in January, 2011.

 

8.         The Ministry by its letter dated 11.01.2011 informed M/s Vedanta Aluminium Limited that they need to submit a fresh proposal seeking environmental clearance in accordance with EIA Notification, 2006.clarifying that it had neither regularized nor condoned the violations made by the company concerning Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and EIA Notification 2006. Even before responding to the above letter, M/s VAL filed the writ petition in the High Court of Orissa.

 

9.         The EAC observes that M/s Vedanta Aluminum Limited filed a Writ Petition (C) no. 19605 / 2010 and Misc. case no. 285 / 2007 and 286 / 2011 in the High Court of Orissa challenging the direction dated 20.10.2010 issued by the Ministry and prayed for issue of:-

 

(a)  a certiorari quashing the impugned order / directions issued on 20.10.2010 pursuant to the show cause notice dated 31.08.2010;

 

(b)  a writ of mandamus directing the Ministry to reinstate the Terms of Reference already issued to the petitioner;

 

(c)  a declaration that the public hearing proceedings are good and valid and have full force in respect of the proposed expansion project;

 

(d)  a writ in the nature of mandamus permitting the construction in relation to the expansion project to continue;

 

(e)  a writ of prohibition restraining the Ministry, opposite parties and their related Departments from initiating legal action under the provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 for alleged violation of the EIA Notification, 2006;

(e-i)  In the alternative, a writ of mandamus directing the Ministry to consider their case (as highlighted in its application of 22.11.2010 and reminders dated 07.12.2010 and 21.12.2010), in accordance with and in terms of the Office Memorandum dated 16.11.2010 issued by opposite party No. 1.

(f)   any such further or other order(s) as the Hon’ble Court may deem fit and proper in the facts and circumstances of the case.

10.       The Hon’ble High Court of Orissa pronounced Judgment on 19.07.2011. Paragraphs 42 and 43 thereof are extracted below:

 

“The petitioner had filed its reply vide letter dated 15th September, 2010 to the show cause notice by the Ministry vide letter dated 31st August, 2010. While submitting the reply, the petitioner requested for personal hearing before finalizing the project. Accordingly, personal hearing took place at 3.30 PM on 30th September, 2010 in the Ministry. As decided in the personal hearing, certain additional documents were submitted by the petitioner vide letter dated 4th October, 2010. Considering the submissions of the petitioner to the above referred show cause notice, opposite party No. 1 issued directions to the petitioner in accordance with Section 5 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 on 20.10.2010 which includes as follows:

 

(a)  The TOR issued on 12th March, 2009 for expansion of Alumina Refinery from 1 MTPA to 6 MTPA and 75 MW to 300 MW CPP is hereby withdrawn and consequently the public hearing conducted on 25th April, 2009 stands cancelled.

 

(b)  The proponents were directed to maintain the status quo at the site and no further construction shall be undertaken in respect of expansion project.

 

(c)  The Secretary, Forest & Environment Department, Government of Orissa shall take legal action under the provisions of Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 for violation of the EIA Notification, 2006”

 

For the reasons stated above, we are of the considered view that the construction work undertaken by the petitioner for expansion of its project without obtaining environmental clearance violates the mandates of the EIA Notification, 2006 and therefore, the opposite parties are justified in withdrawing the term of Reference and in cancelling the public hearing proceeding held in respect of the proposed expansion. The opposite parties are also justified in holding that the process for environmental clearance has to be started de novo for which the petitioner has to submit fresh proposal to the Ministry under the procedure laid down in the EIA Notification, 2006.

In view of the above, the relief as prayed by the petitioner in the writ petition quoted in paragraph (1) above cannot be granted in favour of the petitioner”.

11.             As beseems these orders of M/s Vedanta Aluminum Limited submitted a fresh application seeking environmental clearance. This was placed before the Expert Appraisal Committee -1 (Industry) at its Meeting held on 26th August 2011

12.             The proponent made a presentation, narrated earlier events and urged that,

i)              The application is a continuum of the original. It is meet that,

ii)             Consideration of the same is resumed from where it was left post site visit by the Sub Committee of the EAC Sin July 2010 and,

iii)            Public hearing anew is insisted not anew for such move ill translates the decisions made in similar cases and the pronouncement of the Orissa High Court; the company has ever proceeded in good faith, submitting to penalties for transgressions if any. Fresh public hearing will impede progress on the project and escalate costs.

13.             The EAC examined the case intensely. Withdrawal of the TOR’s earlier issued and cancellation of the public hearing against the original application is a considered and completed decision of the Ministry. The same has been upheld by the Orissa High Court in a judgment that is case specific.  EAC may proceed within the compass of this judgment only. The matter placed before it is a fresh application that is to be considered de-novo in accordance with EIA Notification, 2006.

14.             The proponent requested the Committee that they have been generating data on ambient air quality continuously for the existing plant which can be used for the proposed expansion. This was agreed to, but the proponent should supplement this with one month’s fresh data. The cumulative impact on the environment, existing and prospective projects and works on hand needs to be assessed. The Committee prescribed the following TORs for observance and furnishing of data against the fresh application for expansion of the Alumina Refinery from 1 MTPA to 6 MTPA and MW captive power plant to 330MW.

1)    Project executive summary. 

2)    Compliance status of conditions stipulated in clearance given to the existing plant.

3)    Process Flow sheet and EMP

4)    Documentary proof of coal linkage and fuel supply.

5)    Copy of agreement for land acquisition signed with land oustees.

6)    Site location map on A3/A2 sheet on 1:10, 00,000 scale, depicting the terrain in the first 10 Km radius and on 1:50,000/1:25,000 scale on A3/A2 sheet in a further radius of 10 km beyond with longitude/latitude/heights and contours of 100/200m; 3-D view and a DEM (Digital Elevation Model) for the area in a radius of 10 km. Site photograph.

7)    Present land use map based on satellite imagery; high-resolution satellite image data having 1m-5m spatial resolution like quick bird, Ikonos, IRS P-6 pan sharpened etc. for the 10 Km radius area from proposed site, the same being used for land used/land-cover mapping of the area.

8)    Site topography and details of filling, if any, that may be required.

9)    Map showing location of national parks / wildlife sanctuary / reserve forests within 10 km.

10) Project layout plan showing storage of raw materials, fly ash, etc., bore wells, ponds, aquifers (within 1 km.) dump, waste disposal and green areas, water bodies, and rivers/drainage passing through the project site.

11) Co-ordinates of the plant site. as well as ash pond; topo sheet co-ordinates of the plant site and ash pond.

12) Details and classification of total land identified and acquired.

13) Detailed Rehabilitation & Resettlement plan conforming to government policy, including permission of tribals, where such tracts are to be acquired.

14) Permission and approval for use of forest land.

15) A list of industries, by name and type, within 25 km radius.

16) Location of the residential colony upwind.

17) Raw material list with source (GPS), analysis and mode of transport to the plant. Truck conveyance must be “Environmentally Compliant”.

18) Petro logical and chemical properties of ores, minerals, and raw materials using high definition, precision instruments of specific detection range: 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; trace element and metal studies of Cr (vi) Ni, Fe, As, Pb, Zn, Hg, Se, Si and presence of radioactive elements.

19) Similar petrography, grain size, and major element analysis of raw material and project site 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.

21) Construction activities involved, existing and prospective, their impact and mitigation.

22) Excavation and muck disposal during construction.

23) Studies and management plan for fly ash, muck, slurry, sludge, solid waste and trace elements in raw material.

24) Manufacturing process details for all plants.

25) Mass balance of raw material and products.

26) Energy balance for all components of the Refinery and Captive Power Plant.

27) Site-specific micro-meteorological data of temperature, relative humidity, hourly wind speed and direction and rainfall.

28)  Data generated in the preceding three years relating to air, water, raw material properties and its composition (major, trace and heavy metals), ground water table, seismic history, flood hazard, etc.

29) One month site-specific micro-meteorological data using temperature, relative humidity, hourly wind speed and direction, rainfall and AAQ,-monsoon season excluded. Monitoring stations should take into account the pre-dominant wind direction, population zone and sensitive receptors including reserve forests.

30) Ambient air quality at 8 locations within the study area of 10 km. with aerial coverage from project site with one AAQMS in downwind direction.

31) Analysis of suspended particulate matter in ambient air for presence of poly-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), - Benzene soluble fraction; chemical characterization of RSPM.

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

33) Air quality modeling for the Refinery and Captive Power Plant for specific pollutants; Cumulative impact due to existing plant and proposed expansion.

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

35) Ambient air quality monitoring and modeling with cumulative impact for the day (24 hrs) for maximum GLC, including for fugitive and other emissions peculiar to the industry,  consisting of :

                  I.    Emissions (g/second) with and without the air pollution control.

                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.    Graph of daily average concentration (MGLC scenario) with downwind distance at     500 m intervals over the tract of GLC.

              VI.    Details of air pollution control methods used with efficiency of emission rate      estimation of each pollutant.

36) Applicable air quality standards as per LULC covered in the study area and ratio of impact of the plant, existing and proposed, thereon. Graphs of monthly average daily concentration with down-wind distance.

37) Specific Mention of when and where the ambient air quality standards are exceeded either singly by the proposed plant or cumulatively.

38) Fugitive dust protection, dust reduction technology for workers within 30 m of the plant. .

39) Impact of transport of raw materials and end products on the environment. Alternate methods of transportation for both furnished.

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

41) Presence of aquifer(s) within 1 km of the project boundaries and plan for recharge.

42) Source of surface water, ground water level, site (GPS), Ion Chromatograph, metal trace element, chemical analysis of water to be used; in case of recourse to river, rainfall, discharge rate, quantity, drainage and distance from project site; Information on surface hydrology and water regime..

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

44) Ground water modeling showing the pathways of the pollutants.

45) Column leachate study for all types of stockpiles or waste disposal sites at 20oC-50oC.

46) Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures at plant site from roof top, plans for storm water drains to recharge ground water and for water conservation. Rain water harvesting and groundwater recharge structures may also be constructed outside the plant premises in consultation with local Gram Panchayat and Village Heads.

47) Permission for the drawal of water from the State Irrigation Department and water balance data involving effluent, water recycled, and discharged.

48) Impact of drawl of water on the nearby River during lean season.

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

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

51) Note on treatment of wastewater from different plants, recycle and reuse.

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

53) In case water is mixed with solid particulates, an intermediate sediment pond is necessary of capacity 100 times the volume of water transported.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

61)  Stock piles will have to be atop a stable liner to arrest leaching of material to the ground.

62) Plan for the green belt development plan in 33 % area i with not less than 1,500 trees per ha. with details of species, width of plantation and its schedule. The green belt should circumscribe the project boundary. A scheme for greening of access roads should be incorporated. Rooftops and terraces should have some green cover.

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

64) Disaster Management Plan including risk assessment and damage control.

65) Occupational health:

              I.        Details of existing occupational & safety hazards; exposure levels of these hazards with reference to Permissible Exposure level (PEL) and measures to keep these within PEL, should there be chance of over exposure.

            II.        Means 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 and colour vision or any other ocular criteria) ECG, pre and post placement with periodicity; latest monthly analyzed data of these parameters as per age, sex, duration of exposure and department wise.

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

          IV.        Details regarding infrastructure facilities such as sanitation, fuel, restroom etc. for the workforce during construction and operation including casual workers and truck drivers.

            V.        Impact of the project on local infrastructure such as roads and need for additional infrastructure support identifying the time frame agency to provide the same.

          VI.        Environment Management Plan (EMP) to mitigate adverse impacts due to the project with item wise cost of its implementation capital and recurring for pollution control.

66) Plan for implementation of recommendations made for Alumina Refinery and Captive Power Plant in the CREP guidelines.

67)  Five percent of the total cost of the project should be earmarked for Enterprise Social Commitment based on public hearing. Item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be included.

68) Issues raised at the public hearing with replies..

69) Corporate Environment Policy

              I.        The company’s Environment Policy, if any, approved by its Board of Directors.

            II.        Contents of the Environment Policy relating to standard operating processes / procedures to highlighting infringement / deviation / violation of environmental or forest concerns.

           III.        Hierarchical system or Administrative order of the company to deal with environmental issues and ensuring compliance.

          IV.        System for reporting of non compliances / violations of environmental norms to the Board, shareholders and stakeholders at large.

70)          Litigation or Court proceedings pending against the project.

 

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

 

16.       The TORs recommended for issue in accordance with due procedures and may be valid for a period of two years.