Minutes

 

The Minutes of the 105th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee for Building/ Construction Projects/ Township and Area Development Projects, Coastal Regulation Zone, Infrastructure Development and Miscellaneous projects held on 21st–23rd September, 2011 at Fazal Chamber, Scope Complex, New Delhi.

 

1.      Opening Remarks of the Chairman.

 

The Chairman welcomed the members to the 105th meeting of the EAC. Member Secretary informed about the action taken on the decisions of the 104th meeting held on 17th –19th August, 2011 in New Delhi.

         

2.      Confirmation of the Minutes of the 104th Meeting of the EAC held on 17th–19th July, 2011 at New Delhi.

 

          Minutes of the 104th Meeting of the EAC held on 17th – 19th August, 2011 at New Delhi were confirmed.

 

3.           Consideration of Old Proposals:

 

3.1    CRZ clearance for construction of  berthing & allied facilities off Tekra near Tuna, Gujarat by Kandla Port Trust [F.No.10-10/2008-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for construction of berthing & allied facilities Off Tekra near Tuna, Gujarat. The Kandla Port is located on the West Coast of India, in the Gulf of kutch and along the West Bank of Kandla creek at 70 00’ 13"E longitude and 23 00’01"N Latitude. At present Port has 10 berths for handling Dry cargo, 2 berths for handling containers, Six Oil Jetties for handling POL products of liquid cargo traffic at Kandla within Kandla Creek and  3 SBMs at Vadinar for handling Crude oil. Kandla Port is already developed up to the Shore Line i.e. having infrastructural facility like berthing facilities, Tank Farms, Roads, Railways, Strom water Drains, Warehouses & all other amenities.

 

The total traffic handled by the Port has increased  from 24.50 Million Tonnes in 1993-94 to 79.5 Million tones of cargo in 2009-10. The present handling capacity of existing ten dry cargo berths, as assessed is only 15.00 Million Tonnes. As against this, these  berths have handled 24.58 MMT, which has resulted in berth occupancy of over 90% resulting in high waiting time for ships.The Port is also in the process of constructing additional four berths on BOT basis (13th to 16th berths) based on the environmental and CRZ clearance already obtained, with a programme to commission the facilities by 2012 With commissioning of these berths by 2012, the existing dry cargo handling capacity will  increase by 8 MMTPA and the total capacity will be around 23 MMTPA. Still, there will be a shortfall between demand and supply to the extent of about 06.94 MMTPA, 08.58 MMTPA and 09.74 MMTPA by the year 2011-12, 2012 -13 and 2013-14 respectively.

 

Further, topography of Kandla Creek has its own limitations and it may not be possible to go in for further developments beyond the construction of the 17th berth in the Kandla Creek. Hence, in order to meet the requirements of the trade and to overcome the draft restrictions at Kandla Creek, it is proposed to an off-shore Berthing Facility at Tekra near Tuna in the form of ‘T’ Shape. Dimensions of the Jetty system: 600m X 60m (Latitude 22 53’18”N & 70 06’20”E). The berthing facility shall be connected by 2000mX18m piled approach & 1700mX18m rubble mound approach (Total 3.7 km) to back up area. The backup area proposed shall be 80 hectares. The Dredged material will be dumped in area earmarked near back up area. The back up area shall be connected to Tuna Port by road of 5.0 km length and also with railway line along the road of 5.0 km length. The quantity of Dredging worked out by CWPRS shall be 784000 m3. The Terminal will be capable of handling four vessels at a time viz. two vessels, each of 1,00,000 DWT & 15 m draught on front and two vessels, each of 75,000 DWT & 14 m draught on rear side of Jetty head. The proposed Terminal (project) will handle all type of dry bulk cargo like coal, fertilizer, its raw material, salt, wheat, iron etc. The handling capacity of the terminal is worked out to 14 MMTPA. Total capital cost of the project is estimated at Rs.1060 crores (BOT  operator: 818 crores + KPT:240 crores) and the implementation period is reckoned as 24 months.

 

The proposal was examined by the EAC in its meeting held on 26th- 28th March, 2008 and on 18th – 20th January, 2011 and sought additional information.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)           To a query, the proponent clarified that the high salinity level of 40-50 ppt is due to high evaporation rate. The mangroves are therefore scattered and not healthy due to this reason. Scientific studies shall be carried out by some expert & reputed organization like BNHS focusing among other things the marine environment in general and the preservation of mangroves in particular against any possible adverse impact due to creation of the proposed facilities.

 

(ii)          Explore the possibilities of plantation of mangroves in the entire mud flat areas and submit the action plan to the Ministry prior to the commencement of the activity.

 

(iii)        The dredge material shall be reused for low level rising wherever possible and excess shall be dumped into sea at the designated dumping areas identified based on mathematical model studies.

 

(iv)         The Committee noted this is an offshore facility at a distance of some 3.7 kms from the backup area for handling dry bulk and Environmental Clearance is required for handling different types of cargo and its effect both on marine and terrestrial environment.  It cannot be isolated CRZ from the system without considering EC for the facility. Though the project proponent has carried out EIA for individual components and it were examined by the Committee before the issue of clearances , it is suggested that proponent shall  update and submit a comprehensive EMP for the  whole project and submit to the Ministry and Regional Office of the Ministry at Bhopal prior to commencement of the activity.

 

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

 

3.2    CRZ clearance for Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant unit 3-6 at Kudankulam, Tamil Nadu by M/s Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited. [F. No. 11-25/2010-IA.III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves setting up of additional reactors as KKNPP units-3 to 6(KKNPP # 3 to 6 each of 1000 MWe).  The proposed units are similar in design as in Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant Units 1 and 2 and also to be located adjacent to KKNPP 1 and 2 which is in commissioning stage. The plant is constructed under an Inter Governmental Agreement between Indian and Russian Governments. KKNPP, a “Generation-3” reactor, is having the most advanced safety features. Each unit of KKNPP belongs to VVER-1000, Water cooled-Water moderated Energy Reactor (VVER). These reactors belong to the family of Pressurized Water Reactors (PWRs), which are the predominant type in operation world over. Each unit consists of four Primary Coolant System (PCS) loops transferring the heat energy from the reactor to the Steam Generators (SG). The steam produced in the shell side of SG is fed to the Turbine Generator to generate electricity. For condenser cooling, sea water is drawn at a depth of 10 Mtr from closed dykes which also house a unique fish protection system. The fish protection system separates the fishes from the cooling water and ensures that the fishes are diverted back in sea and water alone is taken to condenser. As water is drawn from closed dykes, sea erosion is not there. The fresh water requirement of the plant is met through desalination plant. 

 

The plant is having the most advanced safety features and is termed as “first of its kind” in the safety aspect. Active safety systems are having a backup of passive safety systems. To increase redundancy, each active safety systems are supplied from four independent and physically separated channels. The plant elevation is designed for Tsunami and flooding with sufficient conservatism. The plant system, structures and components are designed for earthquake, explosions and other natural calamities. The Reactor building is designed to take care of an aircraft crash of Cessna type aircraft. 1053 ha land is already acquired during phase 1 (KKNPP 1&2) construction. No additional land will be required for present expansion.

 

Comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessment Study for the expansion has been carried out through NEERI, Nagpur and it brought out Environmental Management Plan. As per the EIA, EMP, No National Park, Sanctuary, Biosphere, Mangrove, Monuments, Reserve Forest in the zone of 15 km. The reserve forest of Thadakmalai, Poigaimalai and Mahendragiri lies within 15 to 30 km of the site. The biodiversity rich area of Gulf of Mannar Bio Reserve (GOMBRE) in 150 km from the site. The total fresh water requirement for the proposed KKNPP 3 to 6 units will be 12388 cum/day and it will be met from desalination plants already under operation at the project site. In addition, for condenser cooling, seawater will be taken from the sea and will be discharged back to sea. Major source of wastewater discharge is from condenser cooling system. The cooling system has been designed as once through condenser cooling system wherein water from the Sea would be drawn and discharged back in to the Sea and the temperatures rise of the reject water is limited to +30C. 

 

Mathematical Model studies for thermal dispersion of cooling water discharge has been done to locate the outfall point. The Marine discharge will meet the norms prescribed under Environmental (Protection) Rules, 1981. The Radioactive Liquid waste will be concentrated to reduce volume and concentrated residue will be solidified through cementation and stored in solid waste depositary as per the norms of Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB). The remaining liquid wastes confirming to the norms of AERB will be discharged in to Sea. 

 

HTL/LTL demarcation has been done through CESS, Trivandrum. Few sand dunes are existing in the site.  The reactors are proposed in non- sand dune areas. The site is in CRZ-III. The projects of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) are permissible activities within the CRZ Notification as per provisions of Clause No. 2(i), CRZ Notification, 1991. Tamil Nadu State Coastal Zone Management authority has recommended to MoEF for granting CRZ clearance to KKNPP3-6.

 

Environmental clearance was earlier issued for unit 3&4 in September 2008 and for unit 5&6 in December 2009. The project was considered in 99th meeting held on 5th -6th April, 2011 and suggested for additional studies. The details submitted and presented were examined by the committee.

 

During discussions following points emerged:

 

(i)           It was informed that the terrestrial and marine EIA updation and the mathematical modeling of CCW discharge have been carried out by M/s Engineers India Limited, Gurgaon. The CRZ mapping in 1:4000 scale with project layout superimposed has been carried out by M/s CESS Trivandrum. Comprehensive EMP has been prepared keeping in view all possible strategies oriented towards impact minimization both during construction and operation phases.

 

(ii)          The proposal still shows construction of an open channel for outfall. Due to various environmental problems including the adverse impact on the marine life, the present proposal is not acceptable. The Committee advised the proponent to consider the pipeline for disposal.

 

(iii)        The plant elevation is designed for Tsunami and flooding with sufficient conservatism. This may be further amplified with a comparison of connected parameters with normal conditions highlighting the additional provisions made to withstand tsunami effects and the method adopted for quantification.

 

(iv)         The proponent reported that the plant is having the most advanced safety features and is termed as “first of its kind” in the safety aspect. The documentary evidence shall be submitted in support of this statement which has a wider ramification in the context of what is happening around the world on similar developments.

 

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

 

3.3    CRZ clearance for the construction of pump house, Sea water Intake and Outfall facilities at Pianapuram Village, Near Nellore, Andhra Pradesh by M/s Thermal Power Tech Corporation India Ltd.  [F. No. 11-129/2010-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the project involves the construction of pump house, Sea water Intake and Outfall facilities at Pianapuram & Nelaturupalem Villages, Muthukur Mandal SPS Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. Buckingham canal is 0.10 km (W). A creek is located at a distance of 150 m from the southern boundary of the plant site.

 

          The auxiliary facilities are proposed in CRZ areas (i) pump house, outfall tank, sea water intake & outfall pipelines (ii) coal conveyor corridor crossing over creek (iii) bridges over Buckingham Canal as part of approach road (iv) power evacuation corridor (v) diversion road to Nelaturupalem village.

 

          Proposed marine facilities are: (i) Laying of submarine pipelines (ii) construction of seawater intake head (iii) construction of warm water outfall. Intake and Outfall of Sea water intake: Distance: 2000 m and Quantity: 13936 m3/hr. The Warm Water outfall will be at a Distance: 950 m and Quantity: 8143 m3/hr. The Initial temperature difference: 40 C and Initial Salinity difference: 19 ppt.

 

The project was considered by the EAC in its meeting held on 30th November, 1st & 2nd December, 2010. The Committee noted that as there are some changes in the map submitted to State Coastal Zone Management Authority and the map now submitted to MoEF, the project proponent was asked to submit the updated map to the State Coastal Zone Management Authority for review and recommendations to MoEF. Accordingly, the revised the map was examined and recommended by the APCZMA vide letter no 5228/CZMA/2010 dated 11.04.2011. The details submitted and presented were examined by the committee.

 

During discussions following points emerged:

 

(i)           Cutter suction dredging shall be adopted instead of grab technology so as to control the sediments during dredging.

 

(ii)          Top of the pipeline buried shall be minimum 2 m below the sea bed. The PP shall obtain a certificate of compliance from the agency executing the pipeline, with supporting documentation and shall submit to RO of MoEF and to State PCB.

 

(iii)        No effluent from fly ash system is permitted to discharge into the marine system, as committed by PP. The effluent from fly ash shall be treated and the entire quantity shall be recycled in the cooling tower makeup etc and suitable meter shall be installed to record the quantity of effluent recycled.

 

(iv)         Shall implement all the measures as committed to the Ministry vide their letter dated 01.08.2011, as a part of the clarifications submitted by the PP. A copy of these submissions shall be submitted to RO of MoEF

 

(v)           A suitable STP shall be provided to treat the domestic effluent and treated effluent shall be used for green belt, dual plumbing system etc. Measuring meters shall be provided to record the treated effluent used for different purposes.

 

(vi)         All the mitigation measures submitted in the EIA report shall be prepared in a matrix format and the compliance for each mitigation plan shall be submitted to MoEF along with half yearly compliance report to MoEF-RO.

 

(vii)       The proponent shall commit himself to be one of the partners/proponents (who have undertaken/will be undertaking similar power projects in the close proximity of site) as and when instructed by the MOEF/State government authorities in preparing an overall EIA report comprising both terrestrial/marine EIA components for the region and share the cost of the study and proposed mitigation measures for the coastal stretch as decided by the authorities in the best interest of protecting the environment

 

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

 

3.4    Amendment to the CRZ clearance issued for storage of for edible oil storage tanks at Karwar port, Karnataka by M/s Ruchi Infrastructure Ltd. [F.No. J/16011/55/2001 IA-III].

 

As presented by the proponent, the proposal relates to amendment for storage of Molasses in Karwar Port by M/s Ruchi Infrastructure Ltd. Ministry has issued CRZ clearance for edible oil storage tanks at Karwar port vide letter No. J/16011/55/2001 IA-III dated 16.04.2003.

 

The facility has a storage tank of capacity 3533 KL, 4126 KL and two tankers of 5352 KL at site no. 1380 of Aligudda, Baithkol, Karwar. The proponent now proposes to use the facility for storage of molasses also including edible oil and has requested for amendment to the EC.

 

     The Karnataka Coastal Zone Management Authority has recommended the project vide letter No. FEE/73/CRZ/2009 dated 30.11.2010.

 

Earlier the same proposal was placed before the 89th Meeting of the EAC held on 21st – 23rd July, 2010, 14th -15th February, 2011 and 3rd – 4th March, 2011 and Committee deferred the proposal and asked the project proponent to stop the work and submit details. The details submitted and presented were examined by the committee.

 

During discussions, following points emerged:

 

(i)           The proponent informed that there is no new construction carried out by them and only repair and painting work was carried out. The site was visited by the Director from Regional Office, of MoEF at Bangaluru and this was confirmed by him. They further explained in detail that the existing tank at site was constructed in 2002-2003 for storage of Non Hazardous Liquid cargo viz. Edible Oils. It was also told that following documents certifying that construction was done in 2001-2002, were also submitted in the Office of Member Secretary, KSPCB vide our letter no. RIL/ DLICRZ/ JUNE/2011 dated 22.6.2011:

a)        Consent of Karnataka State Pollution Control Board letter no. KSPCB/CFE-CELL/DEO/AEO-A/RISL/2001-2002 79 dated 6.6.2001.

b)       Certificate of Calibration Chart of our tank issued by J B Boda Surveyors Pvt.  which shows tanks were constructed in 2002

c)        Copy of insurance Certificate from New India Insurance Co. Ltd dated 26.7.2002 which confirms that the tank was ready in 2002.

d)       Service tax registration issued by Central Excise Dept dated 2.9.2002 for storage 7 Distribution vide registration Np. 15/2002-03/ storage & Warehousing.

e)        Letter no. LND/CR-3/2001-2002 dated 2.1.2003 issued by Dept. of Ports & Inland Water Transport, Office of the Port Officer, Karwar, Govt. of Karnataka that there is no objection from this Dept for utilizing the tanks owned by Ruchi Infrastructure Ltd on Port land leased to us for storing of Edible Oils.

f)         The above documents clearly established that Tank was constructed in 2001-2002 for which CRZ permission was given to them by the Ministry vide letter no. J/16011/55/2001/IA-III dated 16.4.2003.

g)        As desired by the committee in the last meeting, it was informed that they have also conducted a fresh EIA for storage of Bitumen through M/S Aquatech Enviro Engineers, Bangalore which gives a base line Environment data prediction which is within the limits.

h)       It was also confirmed that Bitumen is not covered under the list of items either by way of name or properties under the Storage of Hazardous Cargo act and it is also classified as Non Hazardous Cargo for which they already holds CRZ clearance though for Edible Oil which is another Non hazardous liquid cargo.

 

(ii)          The Committee felt that clearance given earlier requires reexamination from the point of view, whether the EIA conducted for getting the CRZ clearance was limited to the impacts of edible oil handling or it also covered crude oil refining products such as bitumen, as the impacts of crude oil products handling/ transportation are entirely different involving bigger hazard risks compared to edible oil.

 

(iii)        Submit details of the status of compliance of the conditions of the earlier clearance.

 

(iv)         Arrangement viz dyke wall shall be provided around the storage tank so as to collect any spillage/ accidental leakages and consequential adverse impact on the environment.

 

(v)          Confirm that no other similar cargo will be handled without obtaining specific clearance in advance keeping in view the existing functional/operational requirements of the facility.

 

(vi)         Necessary clearances shall be obtained from concerned authorities for the storage/ handling as applicable.

 

          Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations is to the satisfaction of the committee, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.

 

4.                   Consideration of New Proposals:

 

4.1    Environmental and CRZ Clearance for all weather Multi purpose deep water Port near Subarnarekha River at Choumukh Village, Balasore District Orrisa by M/s Subarnarekha Port Pvt Ltd [F.No. 10-33/2007-IA-III]

 

As presented by the Project proponent, the proposal involves development of all weather deepwater port (Phase I and Phase II only) at Subarnarekha River, Blasore District, Orissa. The Government of Orissa (GoO) executed a Concession Agreement with Creative Port Development Private Limited (CPDL) on January 11, 2008 for development of Subarnarekha Port near Subarnarekha River mouth, Balasore District, Orissa on BOOST (Build, Own, Operate, Share and Transfer) basis. As per the provisions of concession agreement, Subarnarekha Port Private Limited (SPPL) a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) was incorporated on October 10, 2008. The site proposed for development of Subarnarekha Port is located at Latitude 21032’58” N and Longitude 87021’58”E.

 

Phase I development will handle 25 MTPA and Phase II development will handle 35 MTPA and development comprises of Two(2) Barge berths and Seven (7) berths for handling dry bulk cargo (such as Iron Ore, thermal Coal, Cooking Coal and Lime Stone), containerized and general cargo. The proposed site of 915 Acres (~370 Ha) of land comprises mainly inter-tidal land (Coastal sand), partly land with/without scrub and casuarinas. In addition to that, an area of 750 Acres (~303 Ha) of land will be reclaimed for port development purpose. A dedicated rail/road corridor will also be developed on an area of 1565.93 acres (633.72 Ha).

 

The project development consists of 2310 m of eastern breakwater and 3155 m of western breakwater. Length and width (inner/outer) of approach channel are 26,000 m and 175/200 m during phase I and will be extended to 29,000 m and 175/220 m in phase II. The diameter and depth of turning circle is 520 m and (-) 15 m depth during phase I and will be extended to 600 m and (-) 18 m depth in phase II. The capital dredging quantity estimated for the Phase I is 47.0 MCM and Phase II development is estimated at 60.0 MCM (Cumulative). It is proposed to use the 12 MCM of material (dredge spoil) for reclaiming the backup area and remaining material will be dumped into sea at the designated dumping areas. Two disposal locations/dumping ground have been identified based on mathematical model studies towards eastern side of the proposed approach channel between (-) 10 m and (-) 20 m contours. The area of each dumping ground is 8000 m x 7000 m with an average depth of filling of <30cms. The same disposal grounds shall be used for phase II dredge spoil disposal. The total maintenance dredging quantity is estimated to be around 1,20,000 m3/annum.

 

Mathematical model studies were carried out for sediment transport using Mike-21 ST module and estimated maintenance dredging quantity is found to be about 1,20,000 m3/annum. Material will be collected using sand trap and material required will be pumped to the eastern shores towards protection of the beach profile, if required and the rest will be dumped in the identified disposal ground. In order to assess the long term behaviour of the shoreline GENESIS Shoreline change model was used and shoreline evolution study indicates the accretion (five year average) rate of 2.36 m/year within 100 m stretch adjacent to eastern and western breakwaters and less than 0.18m/year within 800m adjacent to eastern breakwater and within 600m adjacent to western breakwater respectively. Fugitive dust modelling studies for coal/iron ore handling and storage areas were carried out using the Industrial Source Complex, Short Term (ISCST3) dispersion model which reveals that the resultant ground level concentrations are found to be well within the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).

 

National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), an authorised agency was engaged for demarcation of HTL, LTL and CRZ areas. As per the NIO report, project site falls on the sandy beach near the river mouth. The project development area does not fall or contain any environmentally sensitive areas as specified in CRZ Notification and that the project area meets the requirements of CRZ-I(ii) and CRZ-III.

 

 Terms of Reference (TOR) were approved vide letter No: 10-33/2007-IA.III, dated May 31, 2007 and public hearing was conducted on December 30, 2010.

 

The proposal was considered by the EAC in its 100th meeting held on 5th –6th April, 2011 and on 14th – 15th June, 2011 sought additional information. The details submitted and presented were examined by the committee.

 

          The proponent submitted details of 3 identified sites. The two sites were on the south of the site and one site was on the north of the site. Based on the parameters including the turtle nesting, forests, marine sanctuaries, mangroves, tourist place, shore line changes etc. the site at Subarnareka was selected.

 

          During discussions following points emerged:

 

(i)       Submit the authentic map of high resolution showing the details of the forests area, habitation and project area on 1:4000 scale.

 

(ii)      The site selection study appears still broad-based laying main reliance on State Government’s analysis of potential sites, of which two sites (Chudamani and Inchuri) already fall within the jurisdiction of military area and the other two places viz Chandipur and Bahabalpur are discarded on the basis of erosion, tourists places etc thus zeroing in Subernarekha.  It is not clear whether the remaining coastline extending upto Subernarekha has been fully studied as to its suitability or otherwise. What the Committee expected is a study of various sites based on certain valid parameters primarily environmental in more detail.  The information submitted appears more of a qualitative nature in the absence of a detailed matrix analysis.  EAC still feels that a more meaningful study would be useful to reach appropriate decision.  Subject to this basic requirement, the following additional comments are made in respect of Subernarekha site.

 

(iii)      Against the figure of 120000 cum of maintenance dredging mentioned in the previous report, now the upper limit is estimated at 450000 cum-which appears perhaps sensible in the context of the sediment transport philosophy as applicable to east coast towards north of Paradip.  The reason for such huge variation is not explained. The proponent shall confirm this figure with explanation for the variation in terms of boundary conditions now assumed vis a vis the earlier one so to avoid giving room for further study which may give a different result altogether.

 

(iv)         Regarding navigational aspects, it must be ensured that the ‘theory (model study) meets the requirements of ‘practice’ followed by navigational expert in the field. Besides the model study findings on possible navigation, maintenance of navaids, removal sediment deposited and other navigational issues associated with a long channel of 30km needs to be discussed with experts if not already done and included accordingly in the recent report.

 

(v)          The report on material handling aspects does not appear to have been prepared with due care as it contains a number of mismatches as to the type of equipment, incompatibility between discharging and stacking equipments (drybulk cargo in particular) etc.  This needs to be looked into again to avoid glaring anomalies if any exist. 

 

(vi)         Committee does not believe in concession offered by proponent in terms of its readiness to shift the location by 500m.  On the other hand Committee feels it more appropriate to shift the northern breakwater at least 2.0 km away from the river mouth down south to ensure preservation of coastal ecology without giving room for any adverse impact to the river mouth and its environ.

 

(vii)       Shoreline changes (including impact on large offshore sandy islands in the vicinity) shall be monitored periodically and action shall be taken to maintain them, if necessary.

 

                                         i.    Specific budgetary provisions shall be made for plantation and conservation of the mangroves.

 

                                       ii.    The Disaster Management Plan submitted does not address the likely emergency for Tsunami; the DMP shall be revised and submitted.   

 

(viii)     At least 5% of the total cost of the project shall be earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility (CSR) and item-wise details along with time bound action plan shall be prepared and submitted to the Ministry prior to the commencement of the project. Implementation of such program shall be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

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

 

4.2    Environmental Clearance for Mining of rare minerals in Azhagappapuram village, Tamil Nadu by M/s Chandrakala Farm Products Pvt. Ltd, Chennai (F.No.11-88/2007-IA-III)

 

As presented by the project proponent, the project involves mining of rare minerals in Alagappapuram village in Kanyakumari. As per the proposal M/s Chandrakala Farm Products have an area of 2.13.5 ha for mining bearing plot No.1125/3, 1125/4, 1124/4, 1098/4. The minerals to be mined are garnet, illiminite and rutile. The geological reserves of beach sands within the mine lease area of 1.94 ha have been assessed as 97,000 tonnes within a depth of 2.5m. The mineable quantity of beach sand will be approximately 90% of the geological reserves considering the losses in the formation of mine benches, pathways, storage yards, etc. Based on these factors mineable reserves will be 87,300 tonnes.  It is proposed to mine 15 tonnes of beach sand per day. Reckoning only 200 effective days mining operations per year, the annual production will be 3000 tonnes and the life of the mine will be 29 years. As the total mining area, mine depth and daily production are of such a small scale, the entire operation to exploit the heavy minerals are simple. It is proposed to follow a well planned excavation/mining scheme confirming to the mining regulations and environmental obligations.  Being a very shallow mine, the methodology of removal of the sand is very simple. No pre-mining operations are involved except removal of some scanty vegetation and extraneous materials, followed by slight surface scraping and leveling. No overburden removal is needed as sand is exposed almost at the surface.

 

                   After the mining is carried out backfilling with the rejects of 47% of raw sand will be transported by trucks from the processing units for backfilling and restoring the mining area to the original state. As a part of EMP the back filled or reclaimed area will be covered with vegetation and coconut plantation. The water requirement of 200 litres/day will be obtained from existing dug well. The mineral processing unit will be located outside the CRZ area. 

 

                   The project attracts EIA notification, 2006 and CRZ Notification, 1991.The project has been appraised by the EAC in its 60th meeting held on 27th - 29th December, 2007. The Committee suggested the additional TOR including public hearing for the project. Public hearing conducted on 25.06.2009. 

 

The proposal was considered by the EAC in its 85th meeting held on 25th – 26th February, 2010 and sought additional information including the recommendations of Tamil Nadu State Coastal Zone Management Authority. TCZMA has recommended the project vide letter No.30830/EC-3/2005-1   dated 17.10.2005. The details submitted and presented were examined by the committee.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)           There shall be no mining in intertidal zone

 

(ii)          There shall be no mechanical mining

 

(iii)        The balance sand after removal of rare minerals shall be refilled. Site photographs shall be submitted before and after the mining activity to RO of MoEF.

 

(iv)         There shall be no ground water drawal in CRZ area

 

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

 

4.3    Environmental /CRZ clearance for expansion of Jetty at Kharo Creek in Kuchchh, Gujarat by M/s. Sanghi Industries Ltd. [F.No. 11-131/2008-IA-III]

 

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

 

4.4    Environmental Clearance for the construction of Passenger Aerial Ropeway Project at Kud - Sangote - Karla (Patnitop District Udhampur, Jammu & Kashmir by M/s. Patnitop Development Authority. [F.No. 10-28/2010-IA-III]

 

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

 

4.5    Environmental Clearance for establishment of CETP at Plot No. 3460/B & 3461, GIDC Industrial Estate, Ankleshwar, Gujarat by M/s Green Eco Development Centre Ltd [F.No. 10-42/2010-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves establishment of CETP at GIDC, Ankleshwar on a plot area of 9,270 sq. mtr. The industries will segregate their effluent and segregated effluent will be brought by dedicated tankers to CETP. The segregation at individual level will be done based on guidelines of Central Pollution Control Board. The segregated effluent will be stored in separate storage tanks. The facilities proposed to be created are Solvent striping and recovery of solvent, Ammonia striping and recovery of ammonium sulfate, Multi effect evaporators, Recovery of phenolics and other inorganic materials, Solvent recovery plants.

 

          The CETP will also have conventional treatment facility. After recovery of products, effluent will be given primary treatment, biological treatment and tertiary treatment to meet discharge norms.  Normal utilities like boiler, DG set, cooling tower, air compressor, fire system, etc will be provided.

 

The CETP will collect 1MLD (1,000 KL) effluent and solvent recovery system will have capacity of 600 KL per month. The total water requirement will be 830 KLD and fuel for boilers will be 660 SM3 Naural gas. The total power requirement will be 1 MW. The total cost of the project is Rs. 20.00 Crores.

 

          The unit will become member of landfill site and common incinerator for disposal of solid wastes. As the project is located at Ankleshwar which is a Critically Polluted area, the proposal is categorized as Category ‘A’.

 

The proposal was considered by the EAC in its meeting held on 21st – 23rd September, 2011and 20th – 22nd October, 2010 and finalized TOR with a  recommendation for exemption of Public hearing since the proposed site is located within the notified industrial estate and the plots are allotted by GIDC. The details submitted and presented were examined by the committee.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)           Transportation of Hazardous wastes shall be as per the section 129 to 137 of Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989.

 

(ii)          The MoU between CETP and member units shall indicate the maximum quantity of effluent to be sent to the CETP along with the quality.

 

(iii)        The MoU between CETP and FETP shall indicate the maximum quantity of treated effluent and also the out let norms to be complied by CETP.

 

 

(iv)          The PP shall comply all the EMP measures submitted in the EIA report and additional information submitted to MoEF. These documents shall be submitted to RO of MoEF.

 

(v)          The quantities of various chemicals recovered with their purities shall be uploaded on the website of the company on amonthly basis. The chemicals recovered shall be sold to the parties through six copy manifest for having a proper tracking of the recovered chemicals.

 

(vi)         The effluent from member units shall be transported through CETP tankers only duly maintaining proper manifest system. The vehicles shall be fitted with proper GPS system.

 

(vii)       Before accepting any effluent from member units, the same shall be as permitted by the SPCB in the consent order. No effluent from any unit shall be accepted without consent from SPCB under the Water Act, 1974 as amended.

 

(viii)     Suitable meters shall be provided to measure the quantity of effluent received, quantity of effluent recycled / reused and discharged to FEEP.

 

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

 

4.6    CRZ Clearance for Construction of Intake/Out fall pipelines, pump house for the proposed desalination plant of 10 MLD capacity at Keela Arasradi, Ottapidasam Taluk, Thoothkkudi Dist., Tamil Nadu by M/s South Ganga Water Technology Ltd. [F.No. 11-48/2011-IA.III]

 

As presented by the Project proponent, the proposal is Construction of Intake/Out fall pipelines, pump house for the proposed desalination plant of 10 MLD capacity at Keela Arasradi, Ottapidasam Taluk, Thoothkkudi Dist., Tamil Nadu. South Ganga Water Technologies (South Ganga) has set- up a 800-m3/day capacity RO desalination plant in Panaikulam village, Ramanathapuram district in Tamilnadu since 2004 supplying water to three natural gas power plants in the same region. Now, proposes to set up a 10 MLD capacity desalination plant in Keela Arasadi, Ottapidaram taluk, Tuticorin District in Tamilnadu.  The proposed desalination plant will be setup with technical collaboration from GE, USA using RO process.  The product water is to be supplied to power plants located in the water scarce nearby region through pipe line. The main desalination plant will be located about 900 meters from the sea outside CRZ Area. CRZ clearance is required for construction of Intake/Outfall pipelines, pump house in the CRZ area.

 

The proposed plant needs to have an intake capacity of 2100 m3/hour by means of a gravity intake system at 750 meters from the coast and the water will be pumped to the plant desalination plant The plant will have a daily outfall of 1684 m3/hour located at 1.1 km into the sea from the coast line The detailed environmental impact assessment and Dispersion Study for the proposed desalination plant is carried out by Institute of Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai. The details submitted and presented were examined by the committee.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)           Submit the details of brine plume dispersion details at worst case scenario.

 

(ii)          Presently, the outfall location is proposed at 2 m depth. Explore the possibilities for extending the outfall location inside the sea to get more depth / more dispersion.

 

(iii)        Future expansion if any and its impact on the proposed facility in terms of capacity of intake and outfall and additional installation etc if any required may be highlighted.

 

(iv)         Method of installation shall ensure no damage to the coastline and consequently the marine eco system.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for CRZ Clearance after submission of the information at (i) with above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.7    CRZ clearance for expansion of Beach resort at Yarada in Gazuwaka Mandal of Greater Visakhapattinam Municipal Corporation by M/s Brook Fields & Resorts Pvt. Ltd [F.No. 11-54/2011-IA-III]

 

As presented by the Project proponent, the proposal is for expansion of Beach resort at Yarada in Gazuwaka Mandal of Greater Visakhapattinam Municipal Corporation at Sy No.s 5/1 to 17, 6/1 to 10, 7/1 and 2, 8/1 to 9, 9/1 to 16, 10/1 to 17, 11/1,5,7,8,9, 13/1 to 4, 18,19, 20/1 to 8, 21/4, 6 to 10, 22/1 to 17, 23/2P, 3 to 8,9P, 12P, 13, 14P, 15 to 36, 24/2 to 17, 25/1 to 23, 26/1 to 5, 27/3 to 5 and 53 Yarada (Village) Gajuwaka (Mandal) Visakhapatnam (District) Andhra Pradesh.  The Total site area is 84.3 acres, existing 700 sq.m built-up area project will be expanded into 73458 sq.m (including 18719 sq.m parking area) resorts. The total water requirement is 577.16 m3/day including Fresh water 324.15 m3/day and Recycled – 253.01 m3/day.

 

The proposed expansion project consists of four major components namely (a) Indian Archaeological Heritage-Devi Panchayathan Park Zone (b) Antiquity Beach Park Zone (c) Ayursukha Zone (d) Hotel & Resorts Zone.

(i)       The Indian Archaeological Heritage Devi Panchayathan Park Zone which is named as ‘DAKSHIN KEDAR’ proposes to construct five structures representing five different architectural styles of ancient India.

 

(ii)      The Antiquity Beach Park Zone is mainly an entertainment zone comprises one Open Air Theatre (Amphi Theatre) with shops, ancient Telugu Village with Manduva House, Wave pools, water rides and mechanical rides for fun to visitors and also a rural village resembling a village with farming and handicraft bazaar with provisions for village trades like pottery, weaving etc.

 

(iii)    The Ayursukha Zone consists of Medicinal Plants garden, Nakshtravanam, Yoga cum meditation hall along with facilities for Ayurvedic treatment to rejuvenate mind and soul.

 

(iv)     The Hotel & Resorts Zone consists of a Hotel of three star category and environment infrastructure facilities such as solid waste collection and disposal, Sewage Treatment Plant and DG sets house, Sub-Station to cater to the needs of the Project. The Beach Resort is also provided with Sewage Treatment Plant.

 

The area of coverage within 200 m is 54,276.16 Sq. m and in between 200-500 m is 1,81,741.64 Sq. m. The distance along the coast line between two roads available to public access to the beach is 450 m. Ground Water resources through wells located beyond CRZ area. At present water is utilized 5 wells and another 3 borewells are proposed beyond CRZ to meet water requirement of 324 KLD of water.

 

The NIO furnished the details of the site which indicated that most of the area allotted to the proponent falls in between 200 – 500 m area. The CRZ map is prepared in 1:25000 scale as well as in 1:4000 scale. The surveyed map indicates that the area abutting HTL is covered with beach in inter-tidal zone followed by vegetation. The region inland of the project area is a barren vacant lands and agriculture lands covered with banana plantations, coconut trees and palm trees. The area is also covered with Casuarina plantation and other mixed vegetation. The coastal stretch is formed with 20-25 m wide sand beaches with small fresh water inland drains with a width of 2 m and below. The Heritage Theme Park boundary is located 515 m away from the HTL of the open coast. Few temporary constructions and an unfinished old foundation are  existing in the site. The area does not cover environmentally sensitive area such as national parks / marine parks, sanctuaries, wildlife habitats, mangroves, corals / coral reefs, breeding and spawning grounds of fish and other marine life, area of outstanding natural beauty / historical / heritage area, area rich in genetic diversity.

 

The Andhra Pradesh State Coastal Zone Management Authority examined the proposal on 19-07-2011 and recommended vide letter No 4652/CZMA/2011 dated 03.08.2011. The details submitted and presented were examined by the committee.

 

          During the discussions, the following points emerged:

 

(i)           The committee noted that there are commercial shops and STP proposed in the No Development Zone which are not permissible.

 

(ii)          The Scale and intensity of the project is not permissible in the eco-frazil CRZ area. The Committee suggested to revise the project and submit a fresh project with recommendations of APSCZMA.

 

In view of the foregoing observations, the committee deferred the proposal. The proposal shall be reconsidered after the above observations are addressed and submitted.  

 

4.8    CRZ clearance for development of SEZ village Dahej, Taluka Vagra, Dist. Bharuch by M/s Dahej SEZ Ltd. [F. No. 11-50/2011-IA-III]

                                       

          As presented by the project proponent, the project involves laying of roads and railway line for the SEZ, Dahej, Taluka Vagra, Dist. Bharuch. M/s Dahej SEZ Ltd is developing SEZ in the area of 1803 ha near village Dahej, Gujarat. The SEZ is divided into Part-I and Part-II. Both are connected by a dedicated corridor of 35/45 mtrs width and 5 km long. Environmental Clearance for non CRZ area of SEZ was issued by the Ministry on 17.03.2010. As per the condition of the EC, Dahej SEZ Ltd. was required to prepare HTL/LTL demarcation map and obtain CRZ Clearance for the area falling under the CRZ. Accordingly, a map got prepared from the Institute of Environmental Studies and Wetland Management, Kolkata. As per the map about 224 ha. falls within CRZ area. The Dahej SEZ is required to provide essential infrastructure facilities vice road, water supply, drainage, power supply etc. In Part-I of SEZ, 1.4 km of road, 2.8 km of storm water drainage, 1.4 km water distribution pipeline, 1.4 km drainage pipeline and 1.4 km power line and in Part-II of SEZ, a road of 1.8 km are falls within CRZ area.

 

The details submitted and presented were examined by the committee.

 

During the discussion, the following point emerged:

 

(i)           Submit a copy of proposed facilities superimposed on the HTL/LTL map demarcated by an authorized agency on 1:4000 scale and submit along with recommendations of the SCZMA.

 

In view of the foregoing observation, the committee deferred the proposal. The proposal shall be reconsidered afresh after the above observation is addressed and submitted.  

 

4.9    Finalization of TOR for development of Greenfiled International Airport at Dholera, Dist Ahmedabad, Gujarat by M/s Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation Ltd [F.No.10-85/2011-IA-III]

 

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

 

4.10  Finalization of TOR for modernization of existing shipyard at Village Kurul, Taluka Alibag, District Raigarh, Maharashtra by M/s. Konkan Barge Builders Pvt. Ltd. (F.No.10-8/2009-IA.III).

 

          The Committee noted that the project requires to be considered by the State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority/SEIAA, hence deferred and suggested to send back the proposal.

 

4.11  Environmental Clearance for Exploratory drilling in onshore Area of KG –ONN-2004/1 Block located at Brhma Samadhyam, Pallamkurru and Molletimoga Villages of Katrenikona Mandal in East Godavari Distinctto establish the presence of hydrocarbons potential in the onshore area by M/s Oil India Limited, Kakinada. (F.No.11-47/2011-IA III)

 

The Committee deferred the project, as the project proponent did not attend the meeting.

 

2nd Day : 22nd  September, 2011

 

3.      Consideration of Old Proposals, contd…

 

3.5    Environmental Clearance for the Development of Software Complex “TCS Techno Park” at Kariyavattam Post, Trivendrum, Kerala by M/s. Tata Consultancy Services [F.No. 21-14/2009-IA.III]

 

The project involves construction of software complex project on a plot area of 1,08,232 Sq.m (26 Acres). The total built-up area is 1,10,473 Sq.m. The total water requirement is 12.18 KLD (fresh water requirement 494 KLD) for 6000 employees. The capacity of STP proposed is 750 KLD. The treated waste water to be used for flushing 322 KLD, horticulture 177 KLD and AC cooling-225 KLD. A total solid waste generation is 1395 Kg/day. The power requirement is-11,000 KVA. The total parking spaces provided for 1244 cars + 2488 two wheelers + 23 buses.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 205.07 Crores.

 

The project proposal was considered by the EAC in its meeting held on 26-27th May, 2008; 22-23rd December, 2008 and 22.8.2009. The EAC sought additional information. The project was closed due to non-submission of information. Now the information has been received. The details submitted and presented were examined by the committee.

         

          During the discussion following points emerged:

 

(i)           Provision shall be made for oil and grease traps before surface rain water enters into storm water drain.

 

(ii)          Suitable meters shall be provided to measure the quantity of treated effluent used for recycle for different purposes i.e flushing purpose, green belt and AC cooling purpose

 

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

 

3.6    Environmental Clearance for the construction of City Centre Shopping Mall at Village Dispur, Mouza Beltola, District kamrup by M/s. Bramhaputra Infrastructure Ltd. [F.No. 21-23/2011-IA.III]

 

The project involves construction of city centre shopping mall-cum-office complex project on a plot area of 12,352.36 Sq.m. The total built-up area is 46,175.32 Sq.m. (Basement + ground floor + 7floors). The total water requirement is 239 KLD (fresh water requirement 150 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 202 KLD. The treated waste water to be used for flushing 75 KLD, horticulture 11 KLD balance 96 KLD is proposed to discharge into drain. A total solid waste generation is 0.75 T/day. The power requirement is-3750 KVA. The total parking spaces provided for 435 cars (basement-394 + 41 surface parking).  Total cost of the project is Rs. 134.4 Crores.

 

The project proposal was considered by the EAC in its meeting held on 23-24th June, 2011. The EAC sought additional information. The details submitted and presented were examined by the committee.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)           Parking has been increased from 435 cars to 543 cars. Provision shall be made for bus parking also.

 

(ii)          Suitable meters shall be provided to measure the quantity of treated effluent used for recycle for different purposes i.e flushing purpose, green belt and AC cooling purpose

 

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

 

3.7    Environmental Clearance for the construction of Group Housing “Tulip Homes” at Sector-69-70, Gurgaon, Haryana by M/s. Tulip Infratech Pvt. Ltd. [F.No. 324/SEIAA(H)/2011-IA.III]

 

This case pertains to construction of a Group Housing on total plot area of 1,01,760.23 Sqm. The total built up area of the project is 1,86,145.59 Sq.m. The height of the proposed project is 45 m (Basements + Ground floor + 13 floors) and total number of towers are 40.The total water requirement is ----- KLD(fresh water requirement is 647 KLD). The capacity of STP is about 850 KLD. Treated sewage water will be used for flushing/horticulture/DG & HVAC cooling, water body with fountains–568 KLD. The total power requirement is 10,000 KVA. Total solid waste generation will be 118.78 MT/month. The total parking spaces proposed are 2447 ECS. The total cost of the project is about Rs. 205 Crores.

      

       The proposal was considered by the State Expert Appraisal Committee for New Construction Projects in its meetings held on 24.11.2010; 10.1.2011 and 9-10th March, 2011 at Haryana State Pollution Control Board, Panchkula and recommended the proposal for environmental clearance after examining the details sent by the project proponent by imposing specific and general conditions and awarded “Gold” grading to the project.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)           The information with respect to Ground water depth, various rules/ regulations applicable to the project has not been provided in the application Form. Revised Form addressing the above including their compliance shall be submitted.

 

(ii)          Examine and submit the details of the impact on traffic due to the project during construction and operation phases.

 

(iii)        Examine and submit the details of water bodies including the seasonal ones- ponds, lakes, low lying areas within the corridor of impacts along with their status, volumetric capacity, and quality likely impacts on them due to the project.

 

(iv)         NOC/Clearance from fire department shall be obtained prior to start of work.

 

(v)          Operation and Maintenance of the STP, Solid Waste Management of the apartments shall be ensured even after sale.

 

(vi)         Proposal indicates 490 KLD of fresh water, without assured source of water supply. Overexploited groundwater and impending severe shortage of water supply in the region requires the developer to redraw the water and energy conservation plan. Developer shall submit details of good practices that have been included in the project to reduce the overall footprint of the proposed development including a detailed water balance along with source and quantities of potable and non-potable water requirement (including water requirement during construction phase) incorporating water efficiency/savings measures as well as water reuse/recycling within 3 months to the Ministry/ Regional office at Chandigarh before the start of construction.

 

(vii)       In view of water resources sustainability and severe constraints of water supply augmentation in the region the developer will submit NOC from CGWA specifying water abstraction quantities and NOC from HUDA/ utility provider indicating source of water supply and quantity of water with details of intended use of water - potable and non-potable and shall be submitted within 3 months to the Ministry/ Regional office at Chandigarh before the start of construction.

 

(viii)     Submit the details of the Solid Waste Management including the consent of the HUDA for taking the wastes.

 

(ix)        The sources of water need to be include quantity, source surface/ground) – in case of an agency or supplier also. The agency, supplier and permission from CGWA if required has to specify quantity of water supplied/ extraction permitted, quality of water with particular use specified and time period commitment to supply or for making water available to developer.  

 

(x)          In view of the water/energy scarcity the developer need to submit details of design and planning of project with along with energy and resource efficiency (including water efficiency) to reduce footprint of the project. Details on building material used from embodied energy point of view need to be provided.

 

(xi)        Suitable meters shall be provided to measure the quantity of treated effluent used for recycle for different purposes i.e flushing purpose, green belt and AC cooling purpose

 

          Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations is to the satisfaction of the committee, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.

 

3.8    Environmental Clearance for the construction of Group Housing at Sector-82-A, Manesar Urban Complex, Village Shikorpur, Gurgaon, Haryana by M/S DLF New Gurgaon Homes Developers Pvt. Ltd. [F.No. 337/SEIAA(H)/2011-IA.III]

 

This case pertains to construction of a Group Housing project at Sector – 82A, Manesar Urban Complex, Village Shikopur, Gurgaon, Haryana. The total project area is 50711.15 Sqm. The total built up area of the project is 1,70,628 Sq.m. The height of the proposed project is 112 mtrs (3 Basements + Stilt floor + 31 floors).The total water requirement is 772 KLD(fresh water requirement is 389 KLD). The capacity of STP is about 560 KLD. Treated sewage water will be used for flushing/horticulture/DG & HVAC cooling, water body with fountains–417 KLD. The total power requirement is 4450 KW. Total solid waste generation will be 1823.8 Kg/day. The total parking spaces proposed are 1748 ECS. The total cost of the project is about Rs. 225 Crores.

 

       The proposal was considered by the State Expert Appraisal Committee for New Construction Projects in its meeting held on 10.12.2010, 24.1.2011 and 9-10th March, 2011 at Haryana State Pollution Control Board, Panchkula and recommended the proposal for environmental clearance after examining the details sent by the project proponent by imposing specific and general conditions and awarded “Gold” grading to the project. During discussions, the Committee observed that EIA presented is very generic in nature and asked the project proponent to convert into ToR format as below.

 

(i)        Submit a copy of the approved Sector Plan. Superimpose the site on the sector plan showing the approach roads.

 

(ii)       A site plan showing the project site and its surroundings with physical features and topographical details, such as land use, contours and drainage pattern, along with photographs of the site from all four sides, should be included in the background information.

 

(iii)               If the site is low lying and will require earth, examine the quantity required and identify the area from where the earth will be borrowed and whether any permission will be needed.

 

(iv)      Examine in detail the proposed site with reference to impact on infrastructure covering water supply, storm water drainage, sewerage, power, etc., and the disposal of treated/raw wastes from the complex on land/water body and into sewerage system.

 

(v)       List the kind of activities that are proposed or likely to come up in the proposed complex.

 

(vi)      The information with respect to Ground water depth, various rules/ regulations applicable to the project has not been provided in the application Form. Revised Form addressing the above including their compliance shall be submitted.

 

(vii)       Proposal indicates 389 KLD of fresh water, without assured source of water supply. Overexploited groundwater and impending severe shortage of water supply in the region requires the developer to redraw the water and energy conservation plan. Developer shall submit details of good practices that have been included in the project to reduce the overall footprint of the proposed development including a detailed water balance along with source and quantities of potable and non-potable water requirement (including water requirement during construction phase) incorporating water efficiency/savings measures as well as water reuse/recycling within 3 months to the Ministry/ Regional office at Chandigarh before the start of construction.

 

(viii)     In view of water resources sustainability and severe constraints of water supply augmentation in the region the developer will submit NOC from CGWA specifying water abstraction quantities and NOC from HUDA/ utility provider indicating source of water supply and quantity of water with details of intended use of water - potable and non-potable and shall be submitted within 3 months to the Ministry/ Regional office at Chandigarh before the start of construction.

 

(ix)     Carry out hydro-geological investigations and seek permission from Central Ground Water Authority for withdrawal of ground water.

 

(x)       Consider soil characteristics and permeability for rainwater harvesting proposals, which should be made with due safeguards for ground water quality. Maximise recycling of water and utilisation of rainwater.

 

(xi)     Make provision for guard pond and other provisions for safety against failure in the operation of wastewater treatment facilities.  Identify acceptable outfall for treated effluent.

 

(xii)       Noise mitigation plan should be described.  Also make provision of green belt as a measure for mitigation of dust and noise and buffer between habitation and proposed complex.

 

(xiii)     Examine existing education and other health facilities, police and other services and include adequate provisions in the proposal.

 

(xiv)      Study the existing flora and fauna of the area and the impact of the project on them.

 

(xv)       Landscape plan, green belts and open spaces may be described.

 

(xvi)      Assess soil erosion in view of the soil characteristics, topography and rainfall pattern.

 

(xvii)    Application of renewable energy/alternate energy, such as solar and wind energy may be described including solar water heating in the guidelines for entrepreneurs.

 

(xviii)  Consider solid wastes, including hospital waste and e- waste in addition to other solid wastes and their disposal.

 

(xix)     Identification of recyclable wastes and waste utilisation arrangements may be made.

 

(xx)       Explore possibility of generating biogas from biodegradable wastes.

 

(xxi)     Arrangements for hazardous waste management may be described as also the common facilities for waste collection, treatment, recycling and disposal of all effluent, emission and refuse including MSW, biomedical and hazardous wastes.

 

(xxii)    Provisions made for safety in storage of materials, products and wastes may be described.

 

(xxiii)  Disaster management plan should be prepared.

 

(xxiv)   Traffic management plan including parking and loading/ unloading areas may be described.  Traffic survey should be carried out both on weekdays and weekend.

 

(xxv)    Provide service road for entry and exit to project site.

 

(xxvi)   Use of local building materials should be described.

 

(xxvii) Consider DG Fuel Gas emissions to be treated in a scrubber.

 

(xxviii)   Provide for conservation of resources, energy efficiency and use of renewable sources of energy in the light of ECBC code /BEE guidelines for energy efficiency  

 

(xxix)      Examine separately the details for construction and operation phases both for Environmental Management Plan and Environmental Monitoring Plan.

 

General Guidelines

 

(i)           The EIA document shall be printed on both sides, as for as possible.

 

(ii)          The status of accreditation of the EIA consultant with NABET/QCI shall be specifically mentioned. The consultant shall certify that his accreditation is for the sector for which this EIA is prepared.

 

(iii)        On the front page of EIA/EMP reports, the name of the consultant/consultancy firm along with their complete details including their accreditation, if any shall be indicated. The consultant while submitting the EIA/EMP report shall give an undertaking to the effect that the prescribed TORs (TOR proposed by the project proponent and additional TOR given by the MoEF) have been complied with and the data submitted is factually correct (Refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009).

 

(iv)         While submitting the EIA/EMP reports, the name of the experts associated with/involved in the preparation of these reports and the laboratories through which the samples have been got analysed should be stated in the report. It shall clearly be indicated whether these laboratories are approved under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the rules made there under (Please refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009). The project leader of the EIA study shall also be mentioned.

 

(v)          All the TOR points as presented before the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) shall be covered.

 

          A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above TOR and submitted to the Ministry in the prescribed form as per EIA Notification dated 14th September 2006.

 

3.9    Environmental Clearance for the proposed plotted colony at Sector-73, Village Begumpur Khotala, District Gurgaon, Haryana by M/S DLF New Gurgaon Homes Developers Pvt. Ltd. [F.No. 344/SEIAA(H)/2011-IA.III]

 

This case pertains to construction of a plotted colony project at Sector – 73 at  Village Begampur Khatola, Gurgaon, Haryana. The total project area is 4,06,733.3 Sqm. ( 100.506 acres). The total built up area of the project is 3,85,585.29 Sq.m. The proposed project will have 638 plots. The total water requirement is 1171 KLD(fresh water requirement is 1261 KLD). The capacity of STP is about 1200 KLD. Treated sewage water will be used for flushing/horticulture/DG & HVAC cooling, water body with fountains–908 KLD. The total power requirement is 12.5 MW. Total solid waste generation will be 5118 Kg/day. The total parking spaces proposed are 689 ECS. The total cost of the project is about Rs. 420.219 Crores.

 

          The proposal was considered by the State Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) for New Construction Projects in its meeting held on 12.1.2011 and  26.2.2011 & 16.3.2011 by SEIAA at Haryana State Pollution Control Board, Panchkula and recommended the proposal for environmental clearance after examining the details sent by the project proponent by imposing specific and general conditions and awarded “Gold” grading to the project.

 

          During discussions it was informed that the proposed project is only for plotted development on an area of 40.66hec. The plots should be sold to individuals buyers. Construction on individual plots shall be done by the respective plot owners. The commercial complex is not being developed at this stage, only the infrastructure shall be developed. The total built up area will be less then 20,000 sq m and site area less the 50 hec and does not attract the provisions of EIA Notification 2006.and requested to withdraw the proposal.

 

          The Committee permitted to withdraw the proposal.

 

3.10  Environmental Clearance of proposed Group Housing at village Badshahpurm Sector-66, Gurgaon, Haryana by M/s. Golden Glow Estates Pvt. Ltd. [F.No. 405/SEIAA(H)/2011-IA.III]

 

The project involves construction proposed Group Housing on a plot area of 84,326.0285 Sq. m (20.8375 acres). The total built up area is 2, 17,111.476 Sq. m. (The project will have 12 towers (Basement + ground + 35 floors). The total water requirement proposed is 644 KLD (fresh water requirement - 396 KLD). The capacity of STP is about 484 KLD. Treated water will be used for flushing/horticulture/DG cooling/ Recreational purposes &road washing& irrigation of agricultural land – 364 KLD. The total power requirement is 11,985 KVA. Total solid waste generation will be 4287.5 kg/day. The total parking spaces for group housing proposed are 1696 ECS. The total cost of the project is about Rs. 125 Crores.

        

       The proposal was considered by the State Expert Appraisal Committee for New Construction Projects in its meetings held on 5.4.2011 Haryana State Pollution Control Board, Panchkula and recommended the proposal for environmental clearance after examining the details sent by the project proponent by imposing specific and general conditions and awarded “Gold” grading to the project.

 

          During the discussion following points emerged:

 

(i)           Submit a copy of the approved Sector Plan. Superimpose the site on the sector plan showing the approach roads.

 

(ii)          Submit details about Infrastructure available as site and surrounding area.

 

(iii)        The information with respect to Ground water depth, various rules/ regulations applicable to the project has not been provided in the application Form. Revised Form addressing the above including their compliance shall be submitted.

 

(iv)         There are lot of mismatching in the data/ information in the application and EIA report, which needs to be reviewed and resubmitted.

 

(v)          Examine and submit the details of the impact on traffic due to the project during construction and operation phases.

 

(vi)         Examine and submit the details of water bodies including the seasonal ones- ponds, lakes, low lying areas within the corridor of impacts along with their status, volumetric capacity, and quality likely impacts on them due to the project.

 

(vii)       Submit the contour map along with details of drainage pattern.

 

(viii)     NOC/Clearance from fire department shall be obtained prior to start of work.

 

(ix)        Operation and Maintenance of the STP, Solid Waste Management of the apartments shall be ensured even after sale.

 

(x)          Proposal indicates 396 KLD of fresh water, without assured source of water supply. Overexploited groundwater and impending severe shortage of water supply in the region requires the developer to redraw the water and energy conservation plan. Developer shall submit details of good practices that have been included in the project to reduce the overall footprint of the proposed development including a detailed water balance along with source and quantities of potable and non-potable water requirement (including water requirement during construction phase) incorporating water efficiency/savings measures as well as water reuse/recycling within 3 months to the Ministry/ Regional office at Chandigarh before the start of construction.

 

(xi)        In view of water resources sustainability and severe constraints of water supply augmentation in the region the developer will submit NOC from CGWA specifying water abstraction quantities and NOC from HUDA/ utility provider indicating source of water supply and quantity of water with details of intended use of water - potable and non-potable and shall be submitted within 3 months to the Ministry/ Regional office at Chandigarh before the start of construction.

 

(xii)       Submit the details of the Solid Waste Management including the consent of the HUDA for taking the wastes.

 

(xiii)     The sources of water need to be include quantity, source surface/ground) – in case of an agency or supplier also. The agency, supplier and permission from CGWA if required has to specify quantity of water supplied/ extraction permitted, quality of water with particular use specified and time period commitment to supply or for making water available to developer.  

 

(xiv)      In view of the water/energy scarcity the developer need to submit details of design and planning of project with along with energy and resource efficiency (including water efficiency) to reduce footprint of the project. Details on building material used from embodied energy point of view need to be provided.

 

          In view of the foregoing observation, the committee deferred the proposal. The proposal shall be reconsidered afresh after the above observation is addressed and submitted.  

 

Consideration of New Proposals, Contd…

 

4.12 Finalization of TOR for the proposed construction of offshore breakwater in Paradip port Orissa by M/s Paradip Port Trust. (F. No 11-51/2011-IA-III)

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for construction of offshore breakwater in Paradip port Orissa .The Port Paradip, governed by Paradip Port Trust (PPT) is one of the 12 major ports in India and located at 20° 16’ N and 86°41’E on the east coast of India and strategically located between Kolkata and Visakhapatnam. The Port of Paradip is considered as a modernized bulk port terminal in India with mechanized coal and iron handlings. It has been growing at more than 10% over the last four years. At present the Paradip Port is capable of handling Panamax vessels and depth of the approach channel is -12.9m CD.

 

          Existing facilities: The harbour basin is protected by two breakwaters, viz. south breakwater which is approximately 1217 m long and the north breakwater which is approximately 538 m long. The approach channel, which is approximately 2,020 m long and 190 m wide, is dredged to a depth of -17.1m CD. The entrance channel is 500 m long and 160 m wide and -17.1m CD deep. The port has one turning circle with a diameter of 520 m. The existing berth facilities at Paradip port are situated in the east and central Docks. The eastern dock has the three general cargo berths, including one iron Ore and two coal berths. The central dock has three multipurpose berths including two fertiliser berths along with one multi purpose berth.

 

          Proposed Expansion: In order to expand the marine facilities to cater for larger vessels up to 185,000 DWT, PPT intends to construct an offshore breakwater, which would provide the desired wave tranquility in the approach channel and harbour basin for safe navigation. The offshore breakwater would also protect the sand trap areas so that effective maintenance dredging of the sand trap areas can be carried out by the port. In addition to the offshore breakwater, PPT also intends to upgrade the approach channel and turning circle to cater to 125,000 DWT vessels initially and 185,000 DWT vessels at later stage.

 

The location, orientation and length of the offshore breakwater has been established by CWPRS, PUNE, who has carried out detailed numerical model studies. The proposed breakwater is oriented in the east/west direction and is approximately 1600m long. The water depth along the offshore breakwater varies between -10.7m CD at the western end to about -12.8m CD at the eastern end.

 

The ongoing expansion works also include a 100m extension of the South breakwater, which is expected to provide the necessary stopping distance to vessels of sizes up to 125,000 DWT and the dredging of a larger turning circle. The deepening of the approach channel will be undertaken in 2 phases. In the first phase the channel will be deepened to -19.6m CD, while the second phase of deepening up to -20.1m CD is likely to be undertaken along with the construction of the offshore breakwater.

 

The breakwaters shall be designed as rubble mound structures that as a minimum conform to stability and settlement requirements. In the present design by COWI, the offshore breakwater is designed as a rubble mound structure with Accropode TM armour on both the sea and lee side of breakwater. The recommended sizes of the Accropode units are 16 m3 for the trunk section and 18 m3 for the head section. The underlayer, toe protection and core of the offshore breakwater will be constructed of quarry rock.

 

The estimated cost of the offshore breakwater based on the preliminary design is approximately INR 392 Core. The total dredging cost for the deepening of the approach channel to cater 185,000 DWT vessels from the present depth of -17.1m CD to -20.1m CD is as INR 251 Crore. The cost of the Navigational aids for approach channel and offshore breakwater is approximately INR 2 Core.

 

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

                                                                                                              

(i)       Appropriate study on transformation of wave pattern and its effect on  shore line stability and coastal equilibrium arising out of construction of offshore breakwater needs to be made.

 

ii)       Extent of fishery activity if any getting affected shall be studied

 

iii)   How the offshore breakwater is going to be maintained shall also form part of the proposal.

 

(ii)      Shall carryout Cumulative EIA due the existing activities and the proposed one and update the EMP.

 

(iii)        The Company shall enhance the allocation for the CSR activities from 2. 5 to 5 % of the total cost and item-wise details along with time bound action plan shall be prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore. Implementation of such program shall be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

(iv)         Submit the details of dredging, method, quantity, quality of dredge material and method of disposal.

 

(v)          Submit the recommendation of the SCZMA on the expansion proposal. 

 

(vi)         Superimpose the layout showing the proposed facilities on the HTL/LTL map of 1: 4000 scale prepared by an authorised agency.

 

(vii)       Submit details of Disaster Management Plan including emergency evacuation during natural and man-made disaster like floods, cyclone, tsunami and earth quakes etc.

 

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

 

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

 

(x)          The need for construction of ‘work harbor), construction, maintenance and eventual disposal after the construction of the offshore breakwater and the associated environmental issues needs to be studied

 

General Guidelines

 

(i)           The EIA document shall be printed on both sides, as for as possible.

 

(ii)          The status of accreditation of the EIA consultant with NABET/QCI shall be specifically mentioned. The consultant shall certify that his accreditation is for the sector for which this EIA is prepared.

 

(iii)        On the front page of EIA/EMP reports, the name of the consultant/consultancy firm along with their complete details including their accreditation, if any shall be indicated. The consultant while submitting the EIA/EMP report shall give an undertaking to the effect that the prescribed TORs (TOR proposed by the project proponent and additional TOR given by the MoEF) have been complied with and the data submitted is factually correct (Refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009).

 

(iv)         While submitting the EIA/EMP reports, the name of the experts associated with/involved in the preparation of these reports and the laboratories through which the samples have been got analysed should be stated in the report. It shall clearly be indicated whether these laboratories are approved under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the rules made there under (Please refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009). The project leader of the EIA study shall also be mentioned.

 

(v)          All the TOR points as presented before the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) shall be covered.

 

          A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above TOR and submitted to the Ministry in the prescribed form as per EIA Notification dated 14th September 2006.

 

4.13  CRZ clearance for the Seawater intake & outfall system and Rail line for coal transportation at Palavalasa, Visakhapattinam by M/s Hinduja National Power Corporation Ltd (F. No 11-58/2011-IA-III)

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for construction of Seawater intake & outfall system and Rail line for coal transportation at Palavalasa, Visakhapattinam.  HNPCL is in process of developing a coal based 1040 MW (2 x 520 MW) Thermal Power Plant at Palavalasa village district Visakhapatnam in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The site is located near existing Simhadri Thermal Power Project of NTPC towards South-East adjacent to sea. The proposed structures for which CRZ clearance has been requested are:

 

1.      Sea Water Intake-Outfall System

 

          Open Cycle (Once Through) cooling system has been envisaged for the power plant as mentioned in the Environmental Clearance given by MoEF given to the Project. The Company had appointed IIT Madras & Indomer Coastal Hydraulics Ltd to carry out a detailed geo-technical study to design the intake and outfall system. The final design recommended by IIT/ Madras has already been approved by Director of Ports (Andhra Pradesh), Kakinada. An intake structure with a length of approx 900 m is envisaged. It shall consist of Off- Shore Intake Well of 22 m dia with Pump House. The pump house shall be constructed by well sinking method and shall house adequate number of pumps to withdraw 1,80,000 m3/hr of sea water. The water shall be abstracted from a suitable depth, and then pumped through pipes of 3600 mm dia that shall run over Jetty in the offshore stretch and Sub-terrain in the onshore stretch. A double-storey Switchgear and Electro-chlorination building of dimensions 30m x 20m x 5m (each floor) is proposed between 200m and 500m line from HTL. Two storage tanks of 8m diameter and 7 m height each are also proposed outside the building with closed barbed wire fencing. From the Seal pit, the discharge pipelines (3600 mm dia) shall run Sub-terrain in the onshore stretch and on Jetty for offshore stretch. The water shall be discharged into the sea through multi-port diffusers. Approach Roads of width 5.5m from HTL to Plant boundary shall be constructed for vehicular movement required for maintenance of intake and outfall pipes.

 

2.      Rail Corridor for Coal Transportation

 

              HNPCL proposes to build a 23 km long captive railway siding, taking off from Jaggyapalam (Duwaada station) for transportation of coal to the plant site. RITES Ltd (a Govt. of India Enterprise) has done a detailed survey for the proposed Rail Corridor and finalized the alignment for the Rail line. A part of this Rail line passes through the CRZ (mud-flat) area. Four (4) number bridges/culverts have been planned in this portion of the siding, to permit free flow of water underneath the siding. As per the study carried out on Environmental Ecology and Biodiversity by experts, the mudflat area is not bio-active.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)           The NIO has demarcated CRZ areas of the site including 150 m and 500 m from HTL and also mud flats. Detailed information of the area as per the approved CZMP is required. The project proponent shall superimpose the project layout on approved CZMP on 1:4000 scale and submit.

 

(ii)          There are complaints alleging that the project is proposed in mud flats/ CRZ area. A sub- Committee comprising Dr. Apurba Gupta, Dr Basavarju, G Bala subramanyam members of EAC, Director, Regional Office, MoEF Bangaluru and Member Secretary, Andhra Pradesh Coastal Zone Management Authority to visit the site and submit a report.  

 

(iii)        Explore possibilities of having one pile supported jetty for both intake and marine outfall pipe and thereafter the outfall pipe shall be buried below seabed to the required depth dictated, among others, by geotechnical considerations. In general, possible optimisation of the facilities needs to be investigated in totality to avoid piecemeal installation causing disturbance to the marine environment.

 

(iv)         Adverse impact to marine environment arising out of industrial discharges if any in the close proximity of the proposed development shall be studied.

 

(v)          Project involves huge quantity of water intake to the extent of 180000 cum-hydraulic issues connected with such proposal in terms of forced vortex, currents, impact on marine life etc needs to be studied.

 

(vi)         The Project Proponent shall submit the reasons for applying CRZ clearance, now, when the EC to this project was issued in the year 1996.

 

In view of the foregoing observations, the committee deferred the proposal. The proposal shall be reconsidered after the above observations are addressed and submitted.

 

4.14  Finalization of TOR for construction of New International Arrival Block at Calicut Airport by M/s KITCO Ltd. (F. No. 10-72/2011-IA-III)

 

As presented by the project proponent the project involves construction of New International Arrival Block at Calicut Airport. The proposed site for the construction of New International Arrival Block is limited to the existing Airport Campus belonging to AAI land and no new land acquisition is proposed. Further the proposed building will be adjacent to the existing terminal building. There is no an expansion/ modification proposed in the runway or area related to the Aircraft movement. The total plot area is 152.90 ha. proposed building will have the area of 16,809 sq.mtr with 13.9 mtr height. The proposed passenger capacity is 1500 and proposed flight operation per day is 30 arrivals and 30 departures. The estimated water requirement will be 37.80 KLD/per day and waste water generation will be 34.02 KLD. The waste water will be treated and about 30.70 KLD recycled.

 

There is a complaint from “Friends of Nature” stating that area faces water scarcity, land-slides, floods, and earthquake, performance in waste disposal is poor and destruction of hills by soil caused heavy damage to the biodiversity. No steps for Rainwater harvesting. The proponent clarified the above issues.

 

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

 

(i)           The Proponent shall submit the details on the issues raised in the complaint.

 

(ii)          Submit the compliance to the conditions of EC, Consent orders along with valid consent orders.

 

(iii)        The air quality monitoring should be carried out as per the new notification issued on 16th November, 2009.

 

(iv)         Examine baseline environmental quality along with projected incremental load due to the proposed project/activities. 

 

(v)          Examine and submit details of levels, quantity required for filling, source of filling material and transportation details etc. Submit details of a comprehensive Risk Assessment and Disaster Management Plan including emergency evacuation during natural and man-made disaster integrating with existing airport.

 

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

 

(vii)       Examine road/rail connectivity to the project site and impact on the traffic due to the proposed project/activities. A detailed traffic and transportation study should be made for existing and projected passenger and cargo traffic.

 

(viii)     Examine the details of afforestation measures indicating land and financial outlay. Landscape plan, green belts and open spaces may be described. A thick green belt should be planned all around the nearest settlement to mitigate noise and vibrations. The identification of species/ plants should be made based on the botanical studies.

 

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

 

(x)          Submit the details of validation of the modeling i.e. comparison of monitored value with predicted value.

 

(xi)        Examine the details of water requirement, use of treated waste water and prepare a water balance chart. Source of water vis-à-vis waste water to be generated along with treatment facilities to be proposed.

 

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

 

(xiii)     Examine details of Solid waste generation treatment and its disposal.

 

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

 

(xv)       Submit details of corporate social responsibilities (CSR).

 

(xvi)      The EIA guidance manual of MoEF for the air ports shall be considered while preparing the EIA report

 

     Proponent requested exemption of Public hearing, since the proposed activities are within the airport premises and no land acquisition is involved. They further informed that the proposal is only for construction of International Arrival Block building and there is no expansion or modifications proposed in the runway or area related to aircraft movement.  Further Ministry issued a environmental clearance vide letter No.10-12/2005-IA.III dated 22nd July, 2005 after a public hearing was conducted by the District Collector through Kerala State Pollution Control Board on 28th January, 2005. The proposed Block will have total built up area 16,809 sq.mtrs. only which is less than 20,000 sq.mtrs.

 

          The Committee felt that since there is no Public Hearing conducted under EIA, Notification 2006, as per OM dated 14.09.,2009 Public hearing should be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan.

         

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

 

4.15  Finalization of TOR for construction of a Temporary Role on/ Roll off Jetty within Thiruchopuram, Port limits, Tamil Nadu by M/s Nagarjuna Oil Corporation Ltd.  [F. No.11-55/2011-IA-III] 

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for construction of a Temporary Role on/ Roll off Jetty within Thiruchopuram, Port limits, Tamil Nadu.  M/s. Nagarjuna Oil Corporation Limited is in the process of constructing a 6MMTPA oil refinery at Thiruchopuram village in the Cuddalore district, Tamilnadu. The project has achieved considerable progress till date. For completing and commissioning the refinery, NOCL requires to move some over dimensional machinery consignments (ODC) which cannot be brought to the project site by using the road or railway route due to large dimensions of the ODC’s and limitations of the road / rail route. Hence it is proposed to construct a temporary Roll on/Roll off jetty facility at Thiruchopuram village near Cuddalore in order to bring the ODC’s to project site. The Roll-on Roll-Off berthing facility requirement is temporary in nature to enable the unloading of the project related ODC’s. The dimensions of the temporary facility will be 68 meters broad X 120 meters long with temporary protection at the basin mouth by use of Palm trunk Pilings. Also capital dredging followed by maintenance dredging will be required for achieving requisite depth and receiving barges into the Ro-Ro jetty. The Ro-Ro basin will be dredged upto -2.0m below Chart datum. Initially, the open excavation upto -1m CD will be done by excavators covering a land area of 62.0m X 63.5 m and a part of area inside the sea upto -1m. Subsequently a cutter suction dredger will be deployed and dredging will be commenced to achieve depths from -1.m CD to -2m CD. The dredger will have a pumping capacity of 500 Cu.m per hour.

 

The facility will remain in position for about 12 months to enable unloading of all equipments necessary for constructing the NOCL refinery. The facility will thereafter be dismantled, the site cleared off all materials and restored to its original condition, once all the project consignments have been unloaded using the facility.

 

The Committee noted that the construction of Jetty facility proposed is for handling of  about 1 million Tonnes of  machineries  for their refinery plant.  It is for temporary use and for one year period only, the committee considered the proposal for CRZ clearance instead of finalisation of ToR.  

 

          During the discussions, the following points emerged:

 

(i)           Recommendations of the SCZMA shall be obtained and submitted to the Ministry.

 

(ii)          Proponent shall submit an undertaking to the effect that the facility will be only for the transport of machineries for the proposed Refinery and will be put in operation for maximum of one year.

 

(iii)        There shall be a rapid EIA and EMP for construction, operation phases and after dismantle/ removal of the facility and shall be submitted to the Ministry prior to the commencement.

 

          Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations is to the satisfaction of the committee, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.

  

4.16  Finalisation of ToR for development of Multiproduct SEZ and Free Trade Warehousing Zone (FTWZ) at Layja Mota, Kutch District, Gujarat by M/s Sea Land Ports ltd [F.No. 21-68/2011-IA-III]

 

          As presented by project proponent the proposal is for the development of a Multi-Product Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and a Free Trade and Warehousing Zone (FTWZ) at Layja Mota Village in Mandvi Taluka, Kutch District, Gujarat. Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Limited (IL&FS) and Allcargo Global Logistics Limited (AGL) are promoters of proposed SEZ and FTWZ. The Industries Commissionerate, Gujarat issued a bonafide certificate in May, 2010 for use of land for industrial purpose. SPPL and ALPL have been granted In-Principal approval in June, 2010 by the SEZ Board of Approval (BoA) for development of SEZ and FTWZ. 

 

          The total area of the proposed SEZ and FTWZ is 3,449 acres. Of this, 3,165 acres (92%) is proposed to be developed as the SEZ Processing Area which shall accommodate industrial units, common amenities and utilities. The rest of the 284 acres (8%) is proposed to be developed as the SEZ Non-Processing area which shall accommodate housing and allied social infrastructures. Land acquisition for 2890 acres is complete and for remaining 559 acres is in progress. The selected site is mostly barren and devoid of any settlements.

 

          The potential sectors identified for investment in the proposed SEZ & FTWZ are Power Generation and Desalination plant, Logistics, Focus Engineering goods, Textiles, Basic Chemicals, Allied Chemicals, Polymer products, Shipping ancillary and Naval offsets, Handicrafts, Pharmaceuticals and Medicinal products and Non metallic mineral products.

 

          Estimated seawater requirement for industrial cooling is around 830 MLD (Million Liters Per Day) will be sourced from Arabian Sea and fresh water requirement is estimated as 54 MLD which will be sourced from proposed 60 MLD desalination plant within the SEZ. The estimated total power requirement for the SEZ and including auxiliary power requirement of proposed power plants is 460 MW (excluding the power plants is 150 MW.) The required power will be sourced from proposed power plants in the SEZ. The total industrial wastewater estimated to be generated from the SEZ processing area is 13.5 MLD. Two, Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETP) are proposed to treat the wastewater. An exclusive zero discharge CETP of 2 MLD capacity is proposed within the Engineering sector zone and another CETP of 11.5 MLD capacity is proposed to treat the effluent from the other industrial units of the SEZ and FTWZ. The treated effluents shall meet marine discharge standards and shall be disposed into the Arabian Sea through a marine outfall facility. Return cooling water from power plants and reject brine from desalination plant of about 522 MLD shall be disposed into the Sea through a marine outfall facility. The sewage generated from the SEZ non – processing area is estimated to be 13.0 MLD and will be treated in the STP. The hazardous waste which will be generated during the operation of SEZ shall be collected and transported to the nearby TSDF located in Bhachau ( ~120 km north east of the SEZ).

         

          A dedicated utility corridor, about 10.5 km long (120 m wide) is planned from SEZ boundary to nearby proposed shipyard / jetties site at NanaLayja coast. The utility corridor would comprise Coal conveyors, LNG Pipeline, Power evacuation tower, intake/outfall pipelines, wastewater conveyance pipelines and road. Access roads from the site to NH-8A (~ 1km from Site) are proposed and a rail link from the FTWZ in the SEZ to the Western Railway line (broad gauge) at Bhuj is proposed.

 

          National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) was engaged for demarcation of HTL, LTL and CRZ area. As per the NIO report, SEZ site is located at about eight (8) kilometer (km) from the HTL of open sea and six (6) km away from tidal influenced (CRZ) area of river Kharod.

 

          The project development area does not fall or contain any environmentally sensitive areas as specified in CRZ Notification and that the project area meets the regulations of CRZ notification, 2011. The proposed fuel transportation system and wastewater conveyance system are permissible activity as per the CRZ notification.

 

Now the proposal is submitted to EAC (CRZ, Infrastructure & Miscellaneous Projects and New Construction and Industrial Estates Projects) for finalization of TOR for the development of the proposed multi-product SEZ & Free Trade Warehousing Zone

 

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

 

(i)           Submit the details of anticipated impact due to the growth scenario/induced developments because of the green field Project.

 

(ii)          The site layout is fragmented; the design and construction of roads, pipeline for water supply, sewage collection etc. may not be viable. Explore the possibilities to acquire the in between pockets to have more regular area.

 

(iii)        The project requires seawater intake, outfall, coal conveyor/ gas pipeline corridor, power evacuation and a port project, which need to be integrated.

 

(iv)         Examine the possibility of improving the contiguity of proposed land for optimization of internal connectivity utilities such as piping network etc., by seeking possible adjacent government land by approaching the respective authorities.

 

(v)          Committee noted that as the collection of wastewaters for CETPs is through piping network, therefore to avoid long-term O&M issues, suggested to locate them such that piping network is optimized.

 

(vi)         Committee observed that a dedicated corridor for transport of fuel, water pipelines and transmission lines is envisaged for the SEZ.  Submit details about the land acquired for the purpose and the route, which will have least social & environmental impacts.  The committee suggested to ensure covered coal conveyer belts.

 

(vii)       The Committee noted that a shipyard and cargo jetties are also being proposed by the project proponent near Nana Layja coast and a MoU is entered in this regard with Gujarat Maritime Board.  The Committee suggested to file separate application /Form 1, for awarding ToR by the same Committee.

 

(viii)     Committee noted that Sea water will be availed to meet entire water demand of the developmental project and re-use of the treated waters are planned. Accordingly intake/outfall suitability studies will be undertaken in the EIA studies.

 

(ix)        Master Plan should clearly demarcate wastewater conveyance lines, internal & approach roads, green cover, and a separate drainage map will be incorporated in the EIA report.

 

(x)          Submit complete details regarding water supply, storm water drainage, effluent collection and disposal, solid/hazardous waste management etc.

 

(xi)        Submit proposed base line studies plan, impact analysis, proposed coverage of mitigation measures and EIA reporting structure.

 

General Guidelines

 

(i)       The EIA document shall be printed on both sides, as for as possible.

 

(ii)      The status of accreditation of the EIA consultant with NABET/QCI shall be specifically mentioned. The consultant shall certify that his accreditation is for the sector for which this EIA is prepared.

 

(iii)    On the front page of EIA/EMP reports, the name of the consultant/consultancy firm along with their complete details including their accreditation, if any shall be indicated. The consultant while submitting the EIA/EMP report shall give an undertaking to the effect that the prescribed TORs (TOR proposed by the project proponent and additional TOR given by the MoEF) have been complied with and the data submitted is factually correct (Refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009).

 

(iv)     While submitting the EIA/EMP reports, the name of the experts associated with/involved in the preparation of these reports and the laboratories through which the samples have been got analysed should be stated in the report. It shall clearly be indicated whether these laboratories are approved under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the rules made there under (Please refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009). The project leader of the EIA study shall also be mentioned.

 

(v)      All the TOR points as presented before the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) shall be covered.

 

Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addresses in the Environmental Management Plan.  A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

 

Any further clarification on carrying out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measure, project proponent can refer to the model ToR available on Ministry website.

 

4.17  Finalization of TOR for improvement work of State Highway (SH-5 & SH-10) Project in Jharkhand namely Improvement and Up-gradation of Kandra – Chowka and Rangamati – Tikar – Banta – Hazam – Silli Road in the State of Jharkhand by M/s Jharkhand Accelerated Road Development Company Limited. (File No.10-61/2011-IA III)

 

          The Committee noted that the proposal is for widening of SH and it is not in hilly terrain/ eco sensitive area etc. hence it does not attract the provisions of EIA Notification, 2006 as amended in 2009.

 

4.18  Finalization of TOR for Improvements to Wagdhari –Ribbanpalli Road (SH-10) on BOT Basis by M/s Karnataka Road Development Corporation Ltd. (F. No. 10-73/2011-IA-III).

 

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

                 

4.19  Environmental Clearance for widening and improvement of existing 2-lane to 4/6 laning of NH-28A from Piprakoti to Raxaul and design of new 4-lane Access road to ICP Raxaul in Bihar by M/s NHAI [ F.No.10-22/2010-IA.III]

 

The project road starts from Piprakothi (km 0/600) and ends at Raxaul (km 62/270) and 7.33km link Road to ICP, Raxaul with a total length of 69.0 km. The entire project road falls in East Champaran district of Bihar State. The project will enable free flow of goods and traffic across Indo-nepal Boarder.  The existing Right of Way varies from 25m to 60m. Proposed Row is 60m.  Approximately 116 ha of land have to be acquired due to the proposed project.  Agricultural- 116 ha, Barren- Nil and Built up-Nil. There are 8 major bridges, 26 minor bridges and 73 culverts in the project area. Nine (9) underpasses have been proposed for pedestrian/Cattle/vehicular crossings. Four (4) ROBs are proposed at km 18/163, 37/055, 53/650 on NH-28A and 4/240 on Link Road to ICP, Raxaul respectively. The project road passes through following important villages namely Piprakothi, Chandsaraaiya, Madhuchapra, Jeevdhara, Salempur, Bariyar, Jhakiya Semra, Chaprabahs, Chapwa, Chegraha, Sugaon, Sugauli, Ramgarhwa, Amoli, Luxmipur, Kourihar and urban areas (Motihari, Saguli and Raxaul). One number bypass proposed for Raxaul town as link road to ICP which is under construction , and one number realignment is proposed for Chhapwa village. The project area falls in Zones-V of the seismic zoning map of India. About 9148 nos. of trees are in the corridor and only 2752 nos likely to be felled due to the proposed project, against which about 18296 nos. of trees are likely to be planted as per compensatory afforestation plan as per Govt. of Bihar Forest Department norms. In addition to trees plantation shrubs will also be planted at the median/island. Stretches with poor geometry have been proposed for improvement.  About 346 PAFs are going to be affected due to the proposed project. The entitled persons will be compensated and assisted as per the NH Act 1956.

 

The capital cost of the project is Rs. 349.888 Crores. The budget for environmental management works during construction and operation phases come out to be Rs 5.70 crore excluding civil cost. The total cost for land acquisition and structures is approximately Rs. 11.60 crore.

 

The project was considered by the EAC in its meeting held on 28th -29th June, 2010 and finalized ToR including conduct of public Hearing. The Public Hearing was conducted on 18th February, 2011 at East Champaram District.

 

The details submitted and presented were examined by the committee. During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)           The project indicates cutting of 2752 trees for the widening of the road. Necessary prior permission shall be obtained for cutting of trees from the competent authority. Compensatory afforestation shall be carried out as per stipulated conditions of MoEF and State Forest Division.

 

(ii)          Rain water harvesting including oil and grease trap shall be provided. Water harvesting structures shall be located at every 500 mts along the road. Vertical drain type rainwater harvesting structures shall be set up to minimize surface runoff losses of rainwater.

 

(iii)        R&R shall be as per the guidelines of State/Central Government.

 

(iv)         IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & up-gradation of road.

 

(v)          The responses/commitments made during public hearing shall be complied with letter and spirit.

 

(vi)         All the recommendation of the EMP shall be complied with letter and spirit. All the mitigation measures submitted in the EIA report shall be prepared in a matrix format and the compliance for each mitigation plan shall be submitted to MoEF along with half yearly compliance report to MoEF-RO.

 

 

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

 

4.20  Finalization of TOR for construction of 8-lane Delhi-Meerut Expressway under NHDP Phase-VI (rehabilitation and up gradation of existing carriageway to 6/8 lane expressway of NH-24 from Km 8.00 to Km 49.00 and NH-58 from Km 8.00 to 52.250 including 46 Km new construction by M/s NHAI. (F.No.10-74/2011-IA-III).

 

The proposed project is part of NHDP Phase IV and has total length of 150.600 km. The project originally consisted of development of Expressway between Delhi and Meerut on existing alignment of NH 24 from Nizamuddin Bridge (km 0.000) to Dasna (km 28.000) and new Greenfield alignment from Dasna (km 28.000 on NH 24) to NH 235 (at km 8.800 of NH 235 near Meerut City). The total length of Greenfield alignment will be 36.300 km. The project was modified at later stage to include 6-laning of Dasna (km 28.000) – Hapur Bypass section (km 50.000) (Length 22 kms) of NH-24, 6-laning of Delhi Border (6.800 kms) to Meerut Bypass (52.528 kms) section of NH-58, Connectivity between DME and NH-58 through a spur (starting from km 50.950 on DME near village Jainuddinpur  to km 52.250 of NH-58 near Meerut Bypass), 4-lane link road from Jurranpur Railway Level Crossing to DME near its junction with NH-235; and 6-laning of NH-235 from its junction with DME to Children Park (km 1.550) and pavement improvement of section between Children Park (km 1.550) to Zero Point (km 0.000) for dispersal of traffic in Meerut City

 

The project road passes through plain terrain. The land use pattern of the project area is mostly built up and agricultural. The exiting ROW of NH 24 (km 0.000 to 28.000) is between 90-100 m and NH 24 (km 28.000 to 50.000) is between 35-45 m, NH 58 (km 6.800 to 52.528) is between 36-60 m, NH 235 (km 8.800 to 0.000) is between 17-35 m and of stretch between Jurranpur Level Crossing and NH 235 (km 8.800) is between 17-35 m. The proposed ROW of DME along NH 24 (km 0.000 to 28.000) will be 90 m. The new alignment of DME in Greenfield (km 28.000 on NH 24 to km 8.800 on NH 235) will be 90 m. The ROW of proposed link between DME and NH 58 will be 35 m. The ROW for NH 58, NH 24 (km 28.000 to km 58.000), NH 235 (km 8.800 to 0.000) and for stretch between Jurranpur Level Crossing and NH 235 (km 8.800) will be kept same.

 

Approximately 10675 roadside trees are likely to be affected. Okhla Bird Sanctury is at a distance of 4 km from project road. The project road passes through forest areas. The total forest land to be acquired is approximately 9.3 ha. Total 3743 nos. of structures may get affected, due to the proposed development. There are 5 existing major bridges. The existing bridges will be widened or additional parallel bridges will be constructed to match the road configuration. Also, 2 new major bridges will also be constructed. There are 14 existing minor bridges. The existing bridges will be widened or additional parallel bridges will be constructed to match the road configuration. Also, 5 new minor bridges will also be constructed Two new ROBs are proposed. The existing 3 ROBs will be widened to match the road configuration. There are 4 flyovers existing on the project roads, which will be widened according to road profile. Also, 47 new flyovers/elevated structures are proposed on project roads. Total 16 vehicular underpasses (5 existing and 11 new) and 36 pedestrian underpasses (1 existing and 35 new) are proposed along the project roads. The existing VUPs/PUPs will be widened. Total 97 culverts (79 existing and 18 new) are proposed along the project roads. The existing culverts will be widened or reconstructed. Total 9 entry and 9 exit points are proposed on DME. The expressway is being designed as access controlled facility. Total five toll plazas are proposed (3 for DME and 1 each for NH-58 and NH-24). Metal Crash Barriers (Guard Rails)/ Concrete Crash Barriers have been provided all along the expressway length.  The design of the crash barriers will be in conformity with the guide lines and type design of the MoRT&H.

 

          Approximately 500 Kl / day water will be required for construction and other purpose including plantation and dust suppression. The water shall be taken from Upper Ganga Canal. Necessary permissions will be taken from concerned authorities prior to usage of water. Fly ash is available in abundance near the project road. The nearest Thermal Power Plants are at Badarpur, Indraprastha and Dadri (falling with in 100 km from the project road). The budget for environment management plan during construction and operation phases works out to be approximately Rs 11.0 crores. Approximately 434 ha of land will be acquired. The total cost for Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Rehabilitation is approximately Rs.493.0 crores. Total cost of the proposed project will be approximately Rs. 4914.0 crores.

 

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

 

(i)               Examine the proposed link from NH-58 is right location or explore possibilities for an alternative alignment

 

(ii)              Examine and submit a brief description of the project, project name, nature, size, its importance to the region/state and the country.

 

(iii)            The proposal indicates the acquisition of 9.3 ha forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

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

 

(v)              Submit detailed alignment plan, with details such as nature of terrain (plain, rolling, hilly), land use pattern, habitation, cropping pattern, forest area, environmentally sensitive places, mangroves, notified industrial areas, sand dunes, sea, river, lake, details of villages, teshils, districts and states, latitude and longitude for important locations falling on the alignment by employing remote sensing techniques followed by ground truthing and also through secondary data sources.

 

(vi)             Describe various alternatives/ alignments considered, procedures and criteria adopted for selection of the final alternative/ alignments with reasons.

 

(vii)           Submit Land use map of the study area to a scale of 1: 25,000 based on recent satellite imagery delineating the crop lands (both single and double crop), agricultural plantations, fallow lands, waste lands, water bodies, built-up areas, forest area and other surface features such as railway tracks, ports, airports, roads, and major industries etc. and  submit a detailed ground surveyed map on 1:2000 scale showing the existing features falling within the right of way namely trees, structures including archeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

(viii)         The projects is located within 10km. of the sanctuary  a map duly authenticated by Chief Wildlife Warden showing these features vis-à-vis the project location and the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden thereon should be furnished at the stage of EC.

 

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

 

(x)              It is indicated that 10675 trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

(xi)            If the proposed route is passing through a city or town, with houses and human habitation on the either side of the road, the necessity for provision of bypasses/diversions/under passes shall be examined and submitted. The proposal should also indicate the location of wayside amenities, which should include petrol station/service centre, rest areas including public conveyance, etc.

 

(xii)           The proposed road passes through some old and existing mango orchards and it is proposed to cut down partly.  Examine the possibility to change the alignment of the road to save the orchards. 

 

(xiii)         Submit details about measures taken for the pedestrian safety and construction of underpasses and foot-over bridges along with flyovers and interchanges.

 

(xiv)          Assess whether there is a possibility that the proposed project will adversely affect road traffic in the surrounding areas (e.g. by causing increases in traffic congestion and traffic accidents).

 

(xv)           Clearly indicate/provide details regarding the location, date (along with site photographs with the background of monitoring equipments and/or sample collection in process) and protocol adopted for sampling and analysis of various environmental parameters as a part of the baseline  data collection.

 

(xvi)          Examine and submit the details of use of fly ash in the road construction, if the project road is located within the 100 km from the Thermal Power Plant.

 

(xvii)        Examine and submit the details of sand quarry, borrow area and rehabilitation.

 

(xviii)      Climate and meteorology (max and min temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, frequency of tropical cyclone and snow fall); the nearest IMD meteorological station from which climatological data have been obtained to be indicated.

 

(xix)         The air quality monitoring should be carried out as per the new notification issued on 16th November, 2009.

 

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

 

(xxi)         Examine the impact during construction activities due to generation of fugitive dust from crusher units, air emissions from hot mix plants and vehicles used for transportation of materials and prediction of impact on ambient air quality using appropriate mathematical model, description of model, input requirement and reference of derivation, distribution of major pollutants and presentation in tabular form for easy interpretation shall be carried out.

 

(xxii)        Also examine and submit the details about the protection to existing habitations from dust, noise, odour etc. during construction stage.

 

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

 

(xxiv)       If the proposed route is passing through low lying areas, details of fill materials and initial and final levels after filling above MSL, should be examined and submit.

 

(xxv)        Examine and submit the water bodies including the seasonal ones within the corridor of impacts along with their status, volumetric capacity and quality likely impacts on them due to the project.

 

(xxvi)       Examine and submit details of water quantity required and source of water including water requirement during the construction stage with supporting data and also classification of ground water based on the CGWA classification.

 

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

 

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

 

(xxix)      Rain water harvesting pit should be at least 3 - 5 m. above the highest ground water table. Provision shall be made for oil and grease removal from surface runoff.

 

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

 

(xxxi)      Submit the details of road safety, signage, service roads, vehicular under passes, accident prone zone and the mitigation measures.

 

(xxxii)     IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & up-gradation of road.

 

(xxxiii)   Submit details of social impact assessment due to the proposed construction of road.

 

(xxxiv)    Examine road design standards, safety equipment specifications and Management System training to ensure that design details take account of safety concerns and submit the traffic management plan. 

 

(xxxv)     Accident data and geographic distribution should be reviewed and analyzed to predict and identify trends – incase of expansion of the existing highway and provide Post accident emergency assistance and medical care to accident victims.

 

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

 

(xxxvii)  Details of the properties, houses, businesses etc. activities likely to be effected by land acquisition and their financial loses annually.

 

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

 

(xxxix)   Submit details of Corporate Social Responsibility. Necessary provisions should be made in the budget.

 

(xl)            Estimated cost of the project including environmental monitoring cost and funding agencies, whether governmental or on the basis of BOT etc and provide details of budget provisions (capital & recurring) for the project specific R&R Plan.

 

(xli)           Submit environmental management and monitoring plan for all phases of the project viz. construction and operation.

 

General Guidelines:

 

(i)           The EIA document shall be printed on both sides, as for as possible.

 

(ii)          The status of accreditation of the EIA consultant with NABET/QCI shall be specifically mentioned. The consultant shall certify that his accreditation is for the sector for which this EIA is prepared.

 

(iii)        On the front page of EIA/EMP reports, the name of the consultant/consultancy firm along with their complete details including their accreditation, if any shall be indicated. The consultant while submitting the EIA/EMP report shall give an undertaking to the effect that the prescribed TORs (TOR proposed by the project proponent and additional TOR given by the MoEF) have been complied with and the data submitted is factually correct (Refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009).

 

(iv)         While submitting the EIA/EMP reports, the name of the experts associated with/involved in the preparation of these reports and the laboratories through which the samples have been got analysed should be stated in the report. It shall clearly be indicated whether these laboratories are approved under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the rules made there under (Please refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009). The project leader of the EIA study shall also be mentioned.

 

(v)          All the TOR points as presented before the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) shall be covered.

 

Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addresses in the Environmental Management Plan.  A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

 

Any further clarification on carrying out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measure, project proponent can refer to the model ToR available on Ministry website “http://moef.nic.in/Manual/highways

 

4.21  Finalization of TOR for Four laning from km. 0.00 to 50.700 (Section Zirakpur to Southern/Sirhind Bye Pass) of NH-64 in Punjab by M/s NHAI. [F. No. 10-75/2011-IA-III]

 

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

         

4.22  Finalization of TOR for Rehabilitation and Upgradation of the existing carriageway to 4/6 lane of Cuttack-Angul (Jn with NH-5 in Cuttack of NH-42) Section of NH-42 from km. 0.000 to km 112.00 in the State of Orissa by M/s NHAI. [F. No. 10-76/2011-IA-III]

 

The Project road starts at km 0.000 near Mungli Chawk (Jn with NH-5 in Cuttack with NH-42) and ends at proposed Angul bypass (km 112.000) which is a section of NH-42 . Total length of the road is 112 km.  The project road traverses through three districts viz. km 0 to 29 in Cuttack, km 29 to 89 in Dhenkanal and km 89 to 112 in Angul. The entire project road passes mostly through plain/rolling terrain. The existing highway has generally 7 m wide carriageway and 1 to 2.5 m wide shoulder on either side with about 10 m roadway . The existing road would be up graded to 4-lane with paved shoulders configuration with provision of capacity augmentation. Existing ROW ranges from 22 m to 60 m. The proposed   ROW is 60m. The proposed road does not pass through any Natural Sanctuary or ecological sensitive areas. It Passes through Reserve Forest   and one Elephant corridor at km 19.200 (Khuntani Range under Athgarh Division). About 321.4 ha of agricultural land has been proposed to be acquired (including 129 ha land  for   Angul  bypass and 1.4 ha for 2 nos. toll plazas). Forest land of about 101 ha also has to be diverted.  Out of 112, Km of the project road 42.5 km of the road passes through forest land i.e. about 37% of the total road length and under agricultural area for about 20%.  Besides, there are built-up areas for a considerable stretch (10%).

 

 There are major intersections with NH-5, NH-6, NH-23 and SH, Municipal roads/town roads. All junctions will be improved. One bypass of 22.1 km has been proposed at Angul and another bypass at Indipur for 3.3 km length. There are 3 nos Major bridges out of which reconstruction/widening of 2 nos. proposed for 2-laning and 1 nos.  as 4 laning.. Out of total 22 nos of existing Minor bridges reconstruction/widening of 13 nos. proposed for 2- laning and 9 nos. to 4 lane bridges.   Improvement / widening of   existing 113 nos. culverts and Reconstruction of 100   nos. culverts are proposed.

 

There is 1 existing ROB. and   one RUB, which will be widened to 4-lane. Three flyovers at km.25.080, km. 38.800 and km 48.900 have been proposed.   The proposed lengths of Service Road are 21.42 km.  One animal underpass at km. 19.200 and seven Vehicular-cum-Pedestrian underpasses are proposed at km.3.065, km.23.674, km.91.551, km.95.196, km.101.474, km.104.223 and km.108.014.  Two Toll plazas haves been proposed at   Km 22+000 and   Km 85+000. 2x32 nos of Bus bays on both sides with bus shelter and one truck lay-bye at km 23+000 have been proposed.

 

          About 2550 trees which are on existing ROW are proposed to be felled and for which about 7500 trees will be planted as avenue plantation. About 2045 temporary structures (both kachha, pacca and semi-pacca); 50 religious structures; 8 nos of educational institutional buildings and 2 nos of Health Centers which are on the proposed ROW will be affected completely /partially.  Effort will be made to change in design and alignment to minimize the impact and to relocate the religious structures in consultation with local people. Affected families will be compensated as per NHAI Policy. There are 35 water bodies (fishing pond, community pond, canal, ditches, streams and river) along the project road.  750 KL of water per day is proposed to be extracted from surface sources (75%) and ground water (25%). The budget for environment management is approximately Rs. 10.50 Crores.  The estimated cost for Land Acquisition is 82.52 corre, Resettlement & Rehabilitation cost  is approximately Rs. 20.00 Crores.  The estimated civil cost is Rs.958.63 Crores.

 

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

 

(i)           Examine and submit a brief description of the project, project name, nature, size, its importance to the region/state and the country.

 

(ii)          The proposal indicates the acquisition of 101.00 ha forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

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

 

(iv)         Submit detailed alignment plan, with details such as nature of terrain (plain, rolling, hilly), land use pattern, habitation, cropping pattern, forest area, environmentally sensitive places, mangroves, notified industrial areas, sand dunes, sea, river, lake, details of villages, teshils, districts and states, latitude and longitude for important locations falling on the alignment by employing remote sensing techniques followed by ground truthing and also through secondary data sources.

 

(v)          Describe various alternatives considered, procedures and criteria adopted for selection of the final alternative with reasons.

 

(vi)         Submit Land use map of the study area to a scale of 1: 25,000 based on recent satellite imagery delineating the crop lands (both single and double crop), agricultural plantations, fallow lands, waste lands, water bodies, built-up areas, forest area and other surface features such as railway tracks, ports, airports, roads, and major industries etc. and  submit a detailed ground surveyed map on 1:2000 scale showing the existing features falling within the right of way namely trees, structures including archeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

(vii)       If the proposed route is passing through any hilly area, examine and submit the stability of slopes, if the proposed road is to pass through cutting or embankment/ control of soil erosion from embankment.

 

(viii)     If the proposed route involves tunnelling, the details of the tunnel and locations of tunnelling with geological structural fraction should be provided.  In case the road passes through a flood plain of the river, the details of micro drainage, flood passages and information on flood periodicity at least of last 50 years in the area should be examined.

 

(ix)        The projects is passing through an Elephant Corridor  a map duly authenticated by Chief Wildlife Warden showing these features vis-à-vis the project location and the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden thereon should be furnished at the stage of EC. An underpass in Elephant corridor shall be provided.

 

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

 

(xi)        It is indicated that 2550 trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

(xii)       If the proposed route is passing through a city or town, with houses and human habitation on the either side of the road, the necessity for provision of bypasses/diversions/under passes shall be examined and submitted. The proposal should also indicate the location of wayside amenities, which should include petrol station/service centre, rest areas including public conveyance, etc.

 

(xiii)     Submit details about measures taken for the pedestrian safety and construction of underpasses and foot-over bridges along with flyovers and interchanges.

 

(xiv)      Assess whether there is a possibility that the proposed project will adversely affect road traffic in the surrounding areas (e.g. by causing increases in traffic congestion and traffic accidents).

 

(xv)       Clearly indicate/provide details regarding the location, date (along with site photographs with the background of monitoring equipments and/or sample collection in process) and  protocol adopted for sampling and analysis of various environmental parameters as a part of the baseline  data collection.

 

(xvi)      Examine and submit the details of use of fly ash in the road construction, if the project road is located within the 100 km from the Thermal Power Plant.

 

(xvii)    Examine and submit the details of sand quarry, borrow area and rehabilitation.

 

(xviii)  Climate and meteorology (max and min temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, frequency of tropical cyclone and snow fall); the nearest IMD meteorological station from which climatological data have been obtained to be indicated.

 

(xix)     The air quality monitoring should be carried out as per the new notification issued on 16th November, 2009.

 

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

 

(xxi)     Examine the impact during construction activities due to generation of fugitive dust from crusher units, air emissions from hot mix plants and vehicles used for transportation of materials and prediction of impact on ambient air quality using appropriate mathematical model, description of model, input requirement and reference of derivation, distribution of major pollutants and presentation in tabular form for easy interpretation shall be carried out.

 

(xxii)    Also examine and submit the details about the protection to existing habitations from dust, noise, odour etc. during construction stage.

 

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

 

(xxiv)   If the proposed route is passing through low lying areas, details of fill materials and initial and final levels after filling above MSL, should be examined and submit.

 

(xxv)    Examine and submit the water bodies including the seasonal ones within the corridor of impacts along with their status, volumetric capacity and quality likely impacts on them due to the project.

 

(xxvi)   Examine and submit details of water quantity required and source of water including water requirement during the construction stage with supporting data and also classification of ground water based on the CGWA classification.

 

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

 

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

 

(xxix)      Rain water harvesting pit should be at least 3 - 5 m. above the highest ground water table. Provision shall be made for oil and grease removal from surface runoff.

 

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

 

(xxxi)      Submit the details of road safety, signage, service roads, vehicular under passes, accident prone zone and the mitigation measures.

 

(xxxii)     IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & up-gradation of road.

 

(xxxiii)   Submit details of social impact assessment due to the proposed construction of road.

 

(xxxiv)    Examine road design standards, safety equipment specifications and Management System training to ensure that design details take account of safety concerns and submit the traffic management plan. 

 

(xxxv)     Accident data and geographic distribution should be reviewed and analyzed to predict and identify trends – incase of expansion of the existing highway and provide Post accident emergency assistance and medical care to accident victims.

 

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

 

(xxxvii)  Details of the properties, houses, businesses etc. activities likely to be effected by land acquisition and their financial loses annually.

 

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

 

(xxxix)   Submit details of Corporate Social Responsibility. Necessary provisions should be made in the budget.

 

(xl)        Estimated cost of the project including environmental monitoring cost and funding agencies, whether governmental or on the basis of BOT etc and provide details of budget provisions (capital & recurring) for the project specific R&R Plan.

 

(xli)       Submit environmental management and monitoring plan for all phases of the project viz. construction and operation.

 

General Guidelines:

 

(i)           The EIA document shall be printed on both sides, as for as possible.

 

(ii)          The status of accreditation of the EIA consultant with NABET/QCI shall be specifically mentioned. The consultant shall certify that his accreditation is for the sector for which this EIA is prepared.

 

(iii)        On the front page of EIA/EMP reports, the name of the consultant/consultancy firm along with their complete details including their accreditation, if any shall be indicated. The consultant while submitting the EIA/EMP report shall give an undertaking to the effect that the prescribed TORs (TOR proposed by the project proponent and additional TOR given by the MoEF) have been complied with and the data submitted is factually correct (Refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009).

 

(iv)         While submitting the EIA/EMP reports, the name of the experts associated with/involved in the preparation of these reports and the laboratories through which the samples have been got analysed should be stated in the report. It shall clearly be indicated whether these laboratories are approved under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the rules made there under (Please refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009). The project leader of the EIA study shall also be mentioned.

 

(v)          All the TOR points as presented before the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) shall be covered.

 

Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addresses in the Environmental Management Plan. A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

 

Any further clarification on carrying out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measure, project proponent can refer to the model ToR available on Ministry website “http://moef.nic.in/Manual/highways

 

4.23  Finalization of TOR for Rehabilitation and Upgradation of the existing carriageway to 4/6 lane of Balesgwar – Baripada – Jharpokharia (Jn of NH-5 with NH-6) Section of NH-5 from km 0.000 to km. 80.600 in the State of Orissa by M/s NHAI.  [F. No. 10-77/2011-IA-III]

 

The Project road starts from junction of NH-6 at Jharpokharia (km 0) and ends at km 80.630 near meeting point of NH-60 at Baleshwar. Total length of the road is 80.630 km. The entire project road passes mostly through plain/rolling terrain. The project road traverses from km 0 to 77 in the district Mayurbhanj with headquarters at Baripada and from km 77 to 80+630 is within Baleshwar District with headquarters at Baleshwar. The existing highway has generally 7 m wide carriageway and 10 m wide roadway. The existing road would be up graded to 4-lane divided carriageway including strengthening of existing 2- lanes. The proposed ROW is 60m. The road does not pass through any Natural Sanctuary or ecological sensitive areas. It Passes through Reserve Forest    and one Elephant corridor at km.47.300.  Only about 1.4 ha of agriculture land will be acquired for 2 nos of toll plazas and there is no diversion of forest land in the proposed acquisition. About 12 km of the road passes through forest area i.e. about 15 % of the total road length. The land use pattern is mostly agricultural with some barren land and built up areas. There are five major intersections with NH-6, and SH/MDR. All junctions will be improved. The project road is having only one city, Baripada in its way to Balasore. The existing road itself stands as a bypass to the city and hence there is no requirement of bypass in this corridor.  There are 3 nos. of existing major bridges and 10 minor bridges which will be widened or repaired. Existing 95 culverts are in the project road. Reconstruction of 24 nos and widening of 71 Culvert are proposed.  ROB at all 5 railway crossings and Service road of 27.4 km has been proposed at 8 locations.  One animal underpass at km. 47+300 and three flyovers have been proposed at Km 30+100, Km 31+900 Km 34+100.  Toll plazas are proposed at 2 locations at km.12.5 and km 72.5.

 

There are about 4785 trees which are on existing ROW are proposed to be felled. About 15000 trees will be planted as avenue plantation.  About 895 structures (both kachha, pacca and semi-pacca), 10 religious structures, 12 nos of educational institutional buildings which are on the existing ROW will be affected completely/partially. Effort will be made to change in design and alignment to minimize the impact.  Religious structures will be relocated in suitable location in consultation with local people. Affected families will be compensated as per NHAI Policy. There are 40 water bodies (fishing pond, community pond, canal, ditches, streams and river etc) along the project road.  535 KL of water per day is proposed to be extracted from surface sources (75%) and ground water (25%). The budget for environment management is approximately Rs. 5.46 Crores.  The estimated cost for Land Acquisition is 14.63, Resettlement & Rehabilitation is approximately Rs. 4.68 Crores.  The estimated civil cost is Rs.666.92 Crores.

 

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

 

(i)        Examine and submit a brief description of the project, project name, nature, size, its importance to the region/state and the country.

 

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

 

(iii)               Submit detailed alignment plan, with details such as nature of terrain (plain, rolling, hilly), land use pattern, habitation, cropping pattern, forest area, environmentally sensitive places, mangroves, notified industrial areas, sand dunes, sea, river, lake, details of villages, teshils, districts and states, latitude and longitude for important locations falling on the alignment by employing remote sensing techniques followed by ground truthing and also through secondary data sources.

 

(iv)      Describe various alternatives considered, procedures and criteria adopted for selection of the final alternative with reasons.

 

(v)       Submit Land use map of the study area to a scale of 1: 25,000 based on recent satellite imagery delineating the crop lands (both single and double crop), agricultural plantations, fallow lands, waste lands, water bodies, built-up areas, forest area and other surface features such as railway tracks, ports, airports, roads, and major industries etc. and  submit a detailed ground surveyed map on 1:2000 scale showing the existing features falling within the right of way namely trees, structures including archeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

(vi)      If the proposed route is passing through any hilly area, examine and submit the stability of slopes, if the proposed road is to pass through cutting or embankment/ control of soil erosion from embankment.

 

(vii)       If the proposed route involves tunnelling, the details of the tunnel and locations of tunnelling with geological structural fraction should be provided.  In case the road passes through a flood plain of the river, the details of micro drainage, flood passages and information on flood periodicity at least of last 50 years in the area should be examined.

 

(viii)     The projects is passing through an Elephant Corridor  a map duly authenticated by Chief Wildlife Warden showing these features vis-à-vis the project location and the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden thereon should be furnished at the stage of EC. An underpass in Elephant corridor shall be provided.

 

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

 

(x)       It is indicated that 4785 trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

(xi)        If the proposed route is passing through a city or town, with houses and human habitation on the either side of the road, the necessity for provision of bypasses/diversions/under passes shall be examined and submitted. The proposal should also indicate the location of wayside amenities, which should include petrol station/service centre, rest areas including public conveyance, etc.

 

(xii)       Submit details about measures taken for the pedestrian safety and construction of underpasses and foot-over bridges along with flyovers and interchanges.

 

(xiii)     Assess whether there is a possibility that the proposed project will adversely affect road traffic in the surrounding areas (e.g. by causing increases in traffic congestion and traffic accidents).

 

(xiv)      Clearly indicate/provide details regarding the location, date (along with site photographs with the background of monitoring equipments and/or sample collection in process) and protocol adopted for sampling and analysis of various environmental parameters as a part of the baseline  data collection.

 

(xv)       Examine and submit the details of use of fly ash in the road construction, if the project road is located within the 100 km from the Thermal Power Plant.

 

(xvi)      Examine and submit the details of sand quarry, borrow area and rehabilitation.

 

(xvii)    Climate and meteorology (max and min temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, frequency of tropical cyclone and snow fall); the nearest IMD meteorological station from which climatological data have been obtained to be indicated.

 

(xviii)  The air quality monitoring should be carried out as per the new notification issued on 16th November, 2009.

 

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

 

(xx)       Examine the impact during construction activities due to generation of fugitive dust from crusher units, air emissions from hot mix plants and vehicles used for transportation of materials and prediction of impact on ambient air quality using appropriate mathematical model, description of model, input requirement and reference of derivation, distribution of major pollutants and presentation in tabular form for easy interpretation shall be carried out.

 

(xxi)     Also examine and submit the details about the protection to existing habitations from dust, noise, odour etc. during construction stage.

 

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

 

(xxiii)  If the proposed route is passing through low lying areas, details of fill materials and initial and final levels after filling above MSL, should be examined and submit.

 

(xxiv)   Examine and submit the water bodies including the seasonal ones within the corridor of impacts along with their status, volumetric capacity and quality likely impacts on them due to the project.

 

(xxv)    Examine and submit details of water quantity required and source of water including water requirement during the construction stage with supporting data and also classification of ground water based on the CGWA classification.

 

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

 

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

 

(xxviii)   Rain water harvesting pit should be at least 3 - 5 m. above the highest ground water table. Provision shall be made for oil and grease removal from surface runoff.

 

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

 

(xxx)        Submit the details of road safety, signage, service roads, vehicular under passes, accident prone zone and the mitigation measures.

 

(xxxi)      IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & up-gradation of road.

 

(xxxii)     Submit details of social impact assessment due to the proposed construction of road.

 

(xxxiii)   Examine road design standards, safety equipment specifications and Management System training to ensure that design details take account of safety concerns and submit the traffic management plan. 

 

(xxxiv)    Accident data and geographic distribution should be reviewed and analyzed to predict and identify trends – in case of expansion of the existing highway and provide Post accident emergency assistance and medical care to accident victims.

 

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

 

(xxxvi)    Details of the properties, houses, businesses etc. activities likely to be effected by land acquisition and their financial loses annually.

 

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

 

(xxxviii)Submit details of Corporate Social Responsibility. Necessary provisions should be made in the budget.

 

(xxxix)   Estimated cost of the project including environmental monitoring cost and funding agencies, whether governmental or on the basis of BOT etc and provide details of budget provisions (capital & recurring) for the project specific R&R Plan.

 

(xl)        Submit environmental management and monitoring plan for all phases of the project viz. construction and operation.

 

General Guidelines:

 

(i)           The EIA document shall be printed on both sides, as for as possible.

 

(ii)          The status of accreditation of the EIA consultant with NABET/QCI shall be specifically mentioned. The consultant shall certify that his accreditation is for the sector for which this EIA is prepared.

 

(iii)        On the front page of EIA/EMP reports, the name of the consultant/consultancy firm along with their complete details including their accreditation, if any shall be indicated. The consultant while submitting the EIA/EMP report shall give an undertaking to the effect that the prescribed TORs (TOR proposed by the project proponent and additional TOR given by the MoEF) have been complied with and the data submitted is factually correct (Refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009).

 

(iv)         While submitting the EIA/EMP reports, the name of the experts associated with/involved in the preparation of these reports and the laboratories through which the samples have been got analysed should be stated in the report. It shall clearly be indicated whether these laboratories are approved under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the rules made there under (Please refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009). The project leader of the EIA study shall also be mentioned.

 

(v)          All the TOR points as presented before the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) shall be covered.

 

Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addresses in the Environmental Management Plan. A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

 

Any further clarification on carrying out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measure, project proponent can refer to the model ToR available on Ministry website “http://moef.nic.in/Manual/highways

 

4.24  Finalization of TOR for Rehabilitation and Upgradation of the existing carriageway to 4/6 lane of Angul – Sambalpur (Jn. Of NH-6 at Sambalpur) Section of NH-42 from km. 112.000 to km. 265.000 in the State of Orissa by M/s NHAI [F. No. 10-78/2011-IA-III]

 

The Project road starts from Angul at Km 112.000 and ends at Sambalpur at Km. 265.000 (Jn. of NH-6 at Sambalpur) .  Total length of the road is 153 km.  The project road traverses through two districts viz. km 112 to 186 in Angul and thereafter till end point in Sambalpur. The entire project road passes mostly through plain/rolling terrain  The existing highway has generally 7 m wide carriageway and 1 to 2.5 m wide shoulder on either side with about 10 m roadway . The existing road would be up graded to 4-lane with paved shoulders configuration with provision of capacity augmentation. ROW ranges from 20 m to 60 m. The proposed ROW is 60m. The proposed road does not pass through any Natural Sanctuary or ecological sensitive areas. It Passes through Reserve Forest    and five notified Elephant corridors. About 43.5 km of the road passes through under reserve or protected forest land.  Existing land use of the project road indicate that - major part of the project road falls under forest area (29%) and under agricultural area ( 20%)  Besides, there are built-up areas for a considerable stretch.   About 320 ha of agricultural land (including 21.6 ha land for Sambalpur bypass and 1.4 ha for. 2 nos. toll plazas) has to be acquired for the widening of this road. Also Forest land of about 173 ha has to be diverted. There are 4 Major bridges out of which reconstruction /widening of 3 Nos. to 2-lane and 1 nos. to 4-laning proposed. Out of total 37 nos of existing Minor bridges 28 nos. proposed reconstruction//widening as 2- laning and 9 nos. to 4 lane bridges.   241 nos. of culverts has been proposed for Construction/widening and Reconstruction of 191 nos. culverts in the project stretch.. There are major intersections with NH-5, NH-6, NH-23 and SH, Municipal roads/town roads.  All junctions will be improved..  Three Vehicular-cum-pedestrian underpasses and three flyovers are proposed at km. 149.000, km.179.780 and km.199.150. There is one existing ROB (at km.147.300) whose widening and improvement has been proposed. Also one RUB is at km. 239+700. Five Animal underpasses are proposed at km 194.400, 243.500, 247+809, 250.241 and 253.500. The proposed lengths of Service Roads 24.50 km. A bypass has been proposed at Sambalpur (length 3.8 km from km. 259.100 to 262.858).

 

About 4225 nos. trees which are on existing ROW are proposed to be felled and for which about 15,000 trees will be planted as avenue plantation. About 2073 structures (both kachha, pacca and semi-pacca), 24 religious structures, 20 nos of educational institutional buildings and 3 nos of Health Centers which are on the proposed ROW will be affected partially/completely. Effort will be made to change in design and alignment to minimize the impact. Religious structures shall be relocated in suitable location in consultation with local people. Affected families will be compensated as per NHAI Policy. Toll plaza has been proposed at km 182.000 and km.244.500. 23 nos. of Bus bays on both sides with bus shelters and two truck lay-bye at km 128. 600 and 234.700 are proposed. There are 75 water bodies (fishing pond, community pond, canal, ditches, streams and river) along the project road.  875 KL of water per day is proposed to be extracted from surface sources (75%) and ground water (25%). The budget for environment management is approximately Rs. 13.50 Crores.  The estimated cost for Land Acquisition is 85.00 crores, Resettlement & Rehabilitation cost is approximately Rs. 22.00 Crores.  The estimated Civil cost is Rs.1098.01 Crores.

 

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

 

(i)        Examine and submit a brief description of the project, project name, nature, size, its importance to the region/state and the country.

 

(ii)       The proposal indicates the acquisition of 173 ha forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

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

 

(iv)      Submit detailed alignment plan, with details such as nature of terrain (plain, rolling, hilly), land use pattern, habitation, cropping pattern, forest area, environmentally sensitive places, mangroves, notified industrial areas, sand dunes, sea, river, lake, details of villages, teshils, districts and states, latitude and longitude for important locations falling on the alignment by employing remote sensing techniques followed by ground truthing and also through secondary data sources.

 

(v)       Describe various alternatives considered, procedures and criteria adopted for selection of the final alternative with reasons.

 

(vi)      Submit Land use map of the study area to a scale of 1: 25,000 based on recent satellite imagery delineating the crop lands (both single and double crop), agricultural plantations, fallow lands, waste lands, water bodies, built-up areas, forest area and other surface features such as railway tracks, ports, airports, roads, and major industries etc. and  submit a detailed ground surveyed map on 1:2000 scale showing the existing features falling within the right of way namely trees, structures including archeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

(vii)       If the proposed route is passing through any hilly area, examine and submit the stability of slopes, if the proposed road is to pass through cutting or embankment / control of soil erosion from embankment.

 

(viii)     If the proposed route involves tunnelling, the details of the tunnel and locations of tunnelling with geological structural fraction should be provided.  In case the road passes through a flood plain of the river, the details of micro drainage, flood passages and information on flood periodicity at least of last 50 years in the area should be examined.

 

(ix)     The projects is passing through five Elephant Corridor  a map duly authenticated by Chief Wildlife Warden showing these features vis-à-vis the project location and the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden thereon should be furnished at the stage of EC. An underpass in Elephant corridor shall be provided.

 

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

 

(xi)     It is indicated that 4225 trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

(xii)       If the proposed route is passing through a city or town, with houses and human habitation on the either side of the road, the necessity for provision of bypasses/diversions/under passes shall be examined and submitted. The proposal should also indicate the location of wayside amenities, which should include petrol station/service centre, rest areas including public conveyance, etc.

 

(xiii)     Submit details about measures taken for the pedestrian safety and construction of underpasses and foot-over bridges along with flyovers and interchanges.

 

(xiv)      Assess whether there is a possibility that the proposed project will adversely affect road traffic in the surrounding areas (e.g. by causing increases in traffic congestion and traffic accidents).

 

(xv)       Examine and submit the details of use of fly ash in the road construction, if the project road is located within the 100 km from the Thermal Power Plant.

 

(xvi)      Examine and submit the details of sand quarry, borrow area and rehabilitation.

 

(xvii)    Climate and meteorology (max and min temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, frequency of tropical cyclone and snow fall); the nearest IMD meteorological station from which climatological data have been obtained to be indicated.

 

(xviii)  The air quality monitoring should be carried out as per the new notification issued on 16th November, 2009.

 

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

 

(xx)       Examine the impact during construction activities due to generation of fugitive dust from crusher units, air emissions from hot mix plants and vehicles used for transportation of materials and prediction of impact on ambient air quality using appropriate mathematical model, description of model, input requirement and reference of derivation, distribution of major pollutants and presentation in tabular form for easy interpretation shall be carried out.

 

(xxi)     Also examine and submit the details about the protection to existing habitations from dust, noise, odour etc. during construction stage.

 

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

 

(xxiii)  If the proposed route is passing through low lying areas, details of fill materials and initial and final levels after filling above MSL, should be examined and submit.

 

(xxiv)   Examine and submit the water bodies including the seasonal ones within the corridor of impacts along with their status, volumetric capacity, quality likely impacts on them due to the project.

 

(xxv)    Examine and submit details of water quantity required and source of water including water requirement during the construction stage with supporting data and also classification of ground water based on the CGWA classification.

 

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

 

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

 

(xxviii)   Rain water harvesting pit should be at least 3 - 5 m. above the highest ground water table. Provision shall be made for oil and grease removal from surface runoff.

 

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

 

(xxx)    Submit the details of road safety, signage, service roads, vehicular under passes, accident prone zone and the mitigation measures.

 

(xxxi)  IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & up gradation of road.

 

(xxxii) Submit details of social impact assessment due to the proposed construction of road.

 

(xxxiii)   Examine road design standards, safety equipment specifications and Management System training to ensure that design details take account of safety concerns and submit the traffic management plan.

 

(xxxiv)    Accident data and geographic distribution should be reviewed and analyzed to predict and identify trends – incase of expansion of the existing highway and provide Post accident emergency assistance and medical care to accident victims.

 

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

 

(xxxvi)    Details of the properties, houses, businesses etc. activities likely to be effected by land acquisition and their financial loses annually.

 

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

 

(xxxviii)Submit details of Corporate Social Responsibility. Necessary provisions should be made in the budget.

 

(xxxix)   Estimated cost of the project including environmental monitoring cost and funding agencies, whether governmental or on the basis of BOT etc and provide details of budget provisions (capital & recurring) for the project specific R&R Plan.

 

(xl)        Submit environmental management and monitoring plan for all phases of the project viz. construction and operation.

 

General Guidelines

 

(i)           The EIA document shall be printed on both sides, as for as possible.

 

(ii)          The status of accreditation of the EIA consultant with NABET/QCI shall be specifically mentioned. The consultant shall certify that his accreditation is for the sector for which this EIA is prepared.

 

(iii)        On the front page of EIA/EMP reports, the name of the consultant/consultancy firm along with their complete details including their accreditation, if any shall be indicated. The consultant while submitting the EIA/EMP report shall give an undertaking to the effect that the prescribed TORs (TOR proposed by the project proponent and additional TOR given by the MoEF) have been complied with and the data submitted is factually correct (Refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009).

 

(iv)         While submitting the EIA/EMP reports, the name of the experts associated with/involved in the preparation of these reports and the laboratories through which the samples have been got analysed should be stated in the report. It shall clearly be indicated whether these laboratories are approved under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the rules made there under (Please refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009). The project leader of the EIA study shall also be mentioned.

 

(v)          All the TOR points as presented before the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) shall be covered.

 

Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addresses in the Environmental Management Plan. A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification.

 

Any further clarification on caring out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measure, project proponent can refer to the model ToR available on Ministry website “http://moef.nic.in/Manual/highways

 

4.25  Finalization of TOR for rehabilitation and Upgradation of the existing 2-lane to 4-lane of Lucknow-Sultanpur section of NH-56 Package-I in the State of Uttar Pradesh by M/s NHAI   [F. No. 10-82/2011-IA-III]

 

The project road starts from km 11+500 (Amar Saheed Path crossing Lucknow) and ends at km 134+700 (Sultanpur), The project road is passing through plain terrain and falling in four districts namely Lucknow, Barabanki, Chhartapti Shahu Ji Maharaj Nagar and Sultanpur, There is a provision of four bypasses at  Jagdishpur (from km 81+800 to km 97+825), Musafirkhana (from km 104+155 to km 109+700), Aliganj (from km 114+695 to km 119+340), and Shabaganj & Bandhuakalan (from km 128+045 to km 131+240). The total length of the bypasses proposed is 32.45 kms, The existing ROW of the project road varies between 20 m to 30 m. The proposed and proposed ROW for widening is 24.5 m to 60 m for 4 laning. The road does not pass through any Wild life Sanctuary or area of National archeological/tourist importance. Total required land is 1,093.60 ha. Available land is 630.5 ha. Remaining 347.29 ha land will be acquired and 115.801 ha forest land shall be got diversified for road use. The project road passes through 115.801 ha forest area (4.671 ha reserve forest +111.13 ha protected forest). Diversion of forest land for non forest use has been applied. Nearly 500 KLD water for 400 days shall be required for construction purpose. About 475 KLD water shall drawn from Sharda canal and Luni River. Nearly 25 KLD water for domestic use/drinking purpose shall be obtained from ground water sources spread over whole stretch. Rain water drains/ structures have been included in project design. 

 

About 13500 trees may be affected.  Some of trees will be saved by adopting proper widening options. Nearly 40,000 saplings are proposed to be planted and maintained, One major bridge, 12 No. of minor bridges, 259 No. of culverts, 1 railway over bridge, 4 vehicular underpasses, 6 pedestrian/ cattle underpass have been proposed including existing structure. 43 bus bays, 2 truck lay byes, 2 rest area and 2 Toll Plaza have also been proposed in the project. Fly ash shall be used in the project, if it is available from Firoz Gandhi Thermal Power Plant, Unchahar, district Chhartapti Shahu Ji Maharaj Nagar, which is about 50 km from project road, 100 community properties including 05 Wells, 10 Hand Pumps, 48 Temples, 8 Mazars, 3 offices, 4 Ponds, one Power House and 06 Police Stations will be affected. Suitable rehabilitation / relocation will be taken up before acquisition.    The total project cost is 1038.66 crores, which includes 6.02 crores as environmental cost and 17.08 crores R&R cost.

 

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

               

(i)         Examine and submit a brief description of the project, project name, nature, size, its importance to the region/state and the country.

 

(ii)        The proposal indicates the acquisition of 115.801 ha forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

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

 

(iv)       Submit detailed alignment plan, with details such as nature of terrain (plain, rolling, hilly), land use pattern, habitation, cropping pattern, forest area, environmentally sensitive places, mangroves, notified industrial areas, sand dunes, sea, river, lake, details of villages, teshils, districts and states, latitude and longitude for important locations falling on the alignment by employing remote sensing techniques followed by ground truthing and also through secondary data sources.

 

(v)        Describe various alternatives considered, procedures and criteria adopted for selection of the final alternative with reasons.

 

(vi)       Submit Land use map of the study area to a scale of 1: 25,000 based on recent satellite imagery delineating the crop lands (both single and double crop), agricultural plantations, fallow lands, waste lands, water bodies, built-up areas, forest area and other surface features such as railway tracks, ports, airports, roads, and major industries etc. and  submit a detailed ground surveyed map on 1:2000 scale showing the existing features falling within the right of way namely trees, structures including archeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

(vii)     If the proposed route is passing through any hilly area, examine and submit the stability of slopes, if the proposed road is to pass through cutting or embankment / control of soil erosion from embankment.

 

(viii)   If the proposed route involves tunnelling, the details of the tunnel and locations of tunnelling with geological structural fraction should be provided.  In case the road passes through a flood plain of the river, the details of micro drainage, flood passages and information on flood periodicity at least of last 50 years in the area should be examined.

 

(ix)      The projects is located within 10km. of the sanctuary  a map duly authenticated by Chief Wildlife Warden showing these features vis-à-vis the project location and the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden thereon should be furnished at the stage of EC.

 

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

 

(xi)      It is indicated that 13500 trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

(xii)       If the proposed route is passing through a city or town, with houses and human habitation on the either side of the road, the necessity for provision of bypasses/diversions/under passes shall be examined and submitted. The proposal should also indicate the location of wayside amenities, which should include petrol station/service centre, rest areas including public conveyance, etc.

 

(xiii)     Submit details about measures taken for the pedestrian safety and construction of underpasses and foot-over bridges along with flyovers and interchanges.

 

(xiv)      Assess whether there is a possibility that the proposed project will adversely affect road traffic in the surrounding areas (e.g. by causing increases in traffic congestion and traffic accidents).

 

(xv)       Examine and submit the details of use of fly ash in the road construction, if the project road is located within the 100 km from the Thermal Power Plant.

 

(xvi)      Examine and submit the details of sand quarry, borrow area and rehabilitation.

 

(xvii)    Climate and meteorology (max and min temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, frequency of tropical cyclone and snow fall); the nearest IMD meteorological station from which climatological data have been obtained to be indicated.

 

 

(xviii)  The air quality monitoring should be carried out as per the new notification issued on 16th November, 2009.

 

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

 

(xx)       Examine the impact during construction activities due to generation of fugitive dust from crusher units, air emissions from hot mix plants and vehicles used for transportation of materials and prediction of impact on ambient air quality using appropriate mathematical model, description of model, input requirement and reference of derivation, distribution of major pollutants and presentation in tabular form for easy interpretation shall be carried out.

 

(xxi)     Also examine and submit the details about the protection to existing habitations from dust, noise, odour etc. during construction stage.

 

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

 

(xxiii)  If the proposed route is passing through low lying areas, details of fill materials and initial and final levels after filling above MSL, should be examined and submit.

 

(xxiv)   Examine and submit the water bodies including the seasonal ones within the corridor of impacts along with their status, volumetric capacity, quality likely impacts on them due to the project.

 

(xxv)    Examine and submit details of water quantity required and source of water including water requirement during the construction stage with supporting data and also classification of ground water based on the CGWA classification.

 

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

 

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

 

(xxviii)   Rain water harvesting pit should be at least 3 - 5 m. above the highest ground water table. Provision shall be made for oil and grease removal from surface runoff.

 

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

 

(xxx)        Submit the details of road safety, signage, service roads, vehicular under passes, accident prone zone and the mitigation measures.

 

(xxxi)      IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & upgradation of road.

 

(xxxii)     Submit details of social impact assessment due to the proposed construction of road.

 

(xxxiii)   Examine road design standards, safety equipment specifications and Management System training to ensure that design details take account of safety concerns and submit the traffic management plan.

 

(xxxiv)    Accident data and geographic distribution should be reviewed and analyzed to predict and identify trends – incase of expansion of the existing highway and provide Post accident emergency assistance and medical care to accident victims.

 

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

 

(xxxvi)    Details of the properties, houses, businesses etc. activities likely to be effected by land acquisition and their financial loses annually.

 

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

 

(xxxviii)Submit details of Corporate Social Responsibility. Necessary provisions should be made in the budget.

 

(xxxix)   Estimated cost of the project including environmental monitoring cost and funding agencies, whether governmental or on the basis of BOT etc and provide details of budget provisions (capital & recurring) for the project specific R&R Plan.

 

(xl)            Submit environmental management and monitoring plan for all phases of the project viz. construction and operation.

 

General Guidelines

 

(i)           The EIA document shall be printed on both sides, as for as possible.

 

(ii)          The status of accreditation of the EIA consultant with NABET/QCI shall be specifically mentioned. The consultant shall certify that his accreditation is for the sector for which this EIA is prepared.

 

(iii)        On the front page of EIA/EMP reports, the name of the consultant/consultancy firm along with their complete details including their accreditation, if any shall be indicated. The consultant while submitting the EIA/EMP report shall give an undertaking to the effect that the prescribed TORs (TOR proposed by the project proponent and additional TOR given by the MoEF) have been complied with and the data submitted is factually correct (Refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009).

 

(iv)         While submitting the EIA/EMP reports, the name of the experts associated with/involved in the preparation of these reports and the laboratories through which the samples have been got analysed should be stated in the report. It shall clearly be indicated whether these laboratories are approved under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the rules made there under (Please refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009). The project leader of the EIA study shall also be mentioned.

 

(v)          All the TOR points as presented before the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) shall be covered.

 

Any further clarification on carrying out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measure, project proponent can refer to the model ToR available on Ministry website “http://moef.nic.in/Manual/highways

 

Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addresses in the Environmental Management Plan. A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

         

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

 

3rd Day:   23rd September, 2011

 

3.11    Environmental Clearance for proposed Larica Township Dharapur (Green Valley) at Dharapur, Guwahati Distt, Kamrup by M/s Larica Estates Ltd. [F.No.21-62/2010-IA.III].

 

The project involves construction of a township on a plot area
of 8.98 ha. It is proposed to develop HIG Bungalows (21), HIG Row Houses (61), MIG Bungalows (74), MIG Row Houses (43) and LIG Row Houses (174). The total built up area is 51,323.5 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct a shopping mall along with different type of houses. The total water requirement is 405 KLD (fresh water requirement -365 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 300 KLD. Treated water will be used for horticulture-40 KLD, the balance 223 KLD is proposed to be disposed in the public drain. The total power requirement is 3 MW. Total municipal waste generated will be 1000 kg/day. The total parking proposed is for 438 cars. The total cost of the project is about Rs. 70 Crores.

 

The project was considered by EAC in its meeting held on 3-4th March, 2011. The committee sought additional information on the following points:

 

          During the discussion following points emerged:

 

(i)       The proponent has not complied with the observations of the committee and tried to justify the responses.

 

(ii)      The treated wastewater is proposed to be used only for horticulture purposes. Treated wastewater should be used for flushing of toilets and air conditioning also in addition to horticulture purposes. Revise and submit the usage of water along with the water balance.

 

(iii)    The source of water indicated as ground water where as no permission has been obtained from CGWA.

 

(iv)     Parking norms are also not revised.

 

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

 

3.12    Environmental Clearance for proposed Larica township Bongara (Green Hamlet) at Bongara, Guwahati Distt , Assam by M/s Larica Estates Ltd. [F.No.21-63/2010-IA.III].

 

The project involves construction of a township on a plot area
of 10.82 ha. The total built up area is 91,000 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct a shopping mall, residential apartments (G+4) and bungalows (G+1). The total water requirement is 536 KLD (fresh water requirement -490 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 400 KLD. Treated water will be used for horticulture-46 KLD, the balance 346 KLD is proposed to be disposed in the public drain. The total power requirement is 3 MW. Total municipal waste generated will be 1400 kg/day. The total parking proposed is for 710 ECS (covered parking 410 + open parking 300). The total cost of the project is about Rs. 70 Crores.

 

The project was considered by EAC in its meeting held on 3-4th March, 2011. The committee sought additional information on the following points:

 

          During the discussion following points emerged:

 

(i)       The proponent has not complied with the observations of the committee and tried to justify the responses.

 

(ii)      The treated wastewater is proposed to be used only for horticulture purposes. Treated wastewater should be used for flushing of toilets and air conditioning also in addition to horticulture purposes. Revise and submit the usage of water along with the water balance

 

(iii)    The source of water indicated as ground water where as no permission has been obtained from CGWA.

 

(iv)     Parking norms are also not revised.

 

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

 

3.13    Amendment to the Environmental Clearance issued for the construction of Residential Group Housing of “Aura” at Sector-110/A, Guragaon, Haryana by M/s. Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd [F.No. 21-1009/2007-IA-III]

 

The project involves the amendment to the Environmental Clearance issued for Group Housing Project on plot area of 6.9509 ha. Environment Clearance was accorded by MoEF for the construction of 587 dwelling units & 98 EWS units with a built-up area of 1,31,000 sq.mtr. The proposed amendment is for 758 nos. dwelling units & 134 EWS units. The total built-up area and plot area are the same. The proposed building will have Basement + Ground Floor + 18 floors. The total domestic water requirement is 373 KLD fresh water 284 KLD. The capacity of STP proposed is 400 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets is 89 KLD & horticulture 139 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 1,895 Kg/day. The power requirement is 4,500 KVA. The total parking spaces proposed are for 844 cars + 954 two wheelers. Total cost of the project is Rs. 300 Crores.

 

          During the discussion following points emerged:

 

(i)       The permission from HUDA for supply of water for operation phase should indicate quantity, source and time frame. No ground water shall be extracted as Gurgaon is a grey area.

 

(ii)      NOC/Clearance from fire department shall be obtained prior to start of work.

 

(iii)    Operation and Maintenance of the STP, Solid Waste Management of the apartments shall be ensured even after sale.

 

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

 

4.26    Finalization of ToR for development of Visakhapatnam–Kakinada Corridor for the Establishment of Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment Region (VK-PCPIR), Andhra Pradesh by M/s VK- PCPIR Special Development Authority [F.No. 21-8/2011-IA-III].

 

The project involves of establishment of Petroleum, Chemicals & Petrochemicals investment region over 603.58 sq. km (60358 ha.) which will cover both processing and non-processing zones within the coastal stretch of the State of Andhra Pradesh between Visakhapatnam and East Godavari Districts. The processing zone will have industrial areas for petroleum, chemical and petro-chemical units, logistics and free trade warehousing, common utilities and services including R&R centers, training centers, institutes, laboratories and administrative complex. The non-processing zone will include housing and allied infrastructure areas, green areas and recreation zone. The processing and non-processing areas will be in the ratio of 44.64%: 55.36%. 84.09 sq.mtr area is already covered under existing project and 113.46 sq.mtr area is already acquired for proposed project. Balance 71.89 sq.mtr area is under acquisition. Some of the industrial unites and SEZ proposals have already obtained Environmental Clearance under EIA Notification. The major water source will be Yeleru Left Main Canal, Indira Sagar (Polavaram) Left Main Canal, Samalkota Canal and River Godavari. The total water demand proposed is 1170 MLD. The PCPIR corridor will have three CETPs (Visakhapatnam cluster 4.40 MLD, Nakkapalle cluster 2.20 MLD and Kakinada cluster 3.25 MLD). There will be four STPs (3.2 MLD, 2.20 MLD, 2.5 MLD and 1.1 MLD). Total solid waste generation will be 350 MT/day. The power requirement is 4500 MW. Total estimated cost of waste water treatment facility will be Rs. 380 crores and total estimated cost for marine outfall will be Rs. 85 crores. The total cost of the project is Rs. 1937 Crores.

 

The project was considered by EAC in its meeting held on 14-15th February, 2011 and 5-6th April, 2011 but deferred on the request of the project proponent.

 

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

 

(i)           A separate clearance under CRZ Notification 2011 shall be obtained after the recommendations from SCZMA of Andhra Pradesh as the project attracts the CRZ Notification, 2011.

 

(ii)          The proposal indicates blocking of the entire coast line of 150 kms. for the development of PCPIR. Examine and submit an alternative plan not to block the entire coast line. Industries which require the coast may be identified and plan near the coast line. Other industries should be planned in a manner which may be shifted to inner areas.

 

(iii)        Alternative sites also should have been evaluated on relevant parameters in which impact on the nearby settlements should be included and also the agricultural productivity of land; describe the environmental concerns addressed in the site selection.

 

(iv)         Examine in detail the proposed site with reference to impact on infrastructure covering water supply, storm water drainage, sewerage, power, etc., and the disposal of treated/raw wastes from the park on land/water body and into sewerage system.

(v)          Examine the land use of the area with reference to Master plan/developmental plan of Visakhapatnam, Kakinada and other townships to ascertain whether the development plan requires any changes.

 

(vi)         Study the socio-economic situation of the project area and its surroundings and their impact on the project design and operation. The PCPIR will have a direct facility for the employment of 1.2 million people. What will be strategy for the housing and other infrastructure facilities proposed for such a large population?

 

(vii)       Study the existing flora and fauna of the area including the marine life and the impact of the project on them. Also examine the erosion of coast line.

 

(viii)     The baseline data should also include mangroves, mud flats and sand dunes etc.

 

(ix)            Sources of water and their potential should be clearly identified. Proposals for conservation of water and harnessing rain water harvesting potential should be incorporated in the project. Rain water harvesting proposals should be made with due safeguards for ground water quality. Maximize recycling of water and utilization of rain water.

 

(x)              Examine water quality with reference to Persistent Organic Pollutants.

 

(xi)        Energy conservation and use of energy from renewable sources, such as solar energy and potential for wind energy should be assessed.

 

(xii)       Clear recommendation may be stated whether to mix domestic and industrial wastewater.

 

(xiii)   Study the hydrological and geo-hydrological conditions of the project area. Include a contour plan indicating slopes and showing drainage pattern and outfall.

 

(xiv)      Examine and submit details about the resettlement and rehabilitation of project-affected persons, including fishermen, in the nearby villages, in accordance with the national resettlement and rehabilitation policy.

 

(xv)       Consider the application of industrial ecology concept for planning.

 

(xvi)      Submit development strategy. Industries should be grouped on the basis of their nature e.g. water polluting near STP, air polluting according to metrological consideration with respect and large size industries.

 

(xvii)    Storm water drainage and outfall may be described.

 

(xviii)  Examine soil characteristics, topography, rainfall pattern and soil erosion.

 

(xix)     STP and water treatment plant should not be near each other.

 

(xx)       Management of wastes discharged by the industrial units and the service facilities, especially the CETP may be described.

 

(xxi)     Identification of recyclable wastes and waste utilization arrangements may be made.

 

(xxii)    Common facilities for waste collection, treatment, recycling and disposal (all effluent, emission and refuse including MSW, biomedical and hazardous wastes). Explore possibility of generating biogas from decomposable wastes.

 

(xxiii)  Arrangements for hazardous waste management may be described.

 

(xxiv)   Provisions made for safety in storage of materials, products and wastes may be described.

 

(xxv)        Risk assessment and disaster management plan should include the impacts during tides, severe winds, cyclone and tsunami.

 

(xxvi)   Traffic management plan including parking and loading/ unloading areas may be described. Traffic survey should be carried out on week days and week end.

 

(xxvii) Odour mitigation plan may be described. Also make provision of green belt as a measure for mitigation of dust and noise and buffer between habitation and industry.

 

(xxviii)       Make provision for guard pond and similar provisions for safety against failure in the operation of wastewater treatment facilities. Identify acceptable outfall for treated effluent. No discharge into sea, except if required

 

(xxix)      Examine the impact of transfer of material and machinery on the surrounding area including the impact of tunnel, bridge and other works needed during construction on environment and ongoing activities like navigation.

 

(xxx)    Submit details of fuel intended to be used in captive TPS.

 

(xxxi)      Submit a copy of the clearances already received.

 

(xxxii)     Examine the IMD data with reference to the rose diagram and rainfall pattern.  

 

(xxxiii)   EMP should include technical and institutional aspects for pre-treatment by constituent units.

 

(xxxiv)    Use of local building materials should be described. The provisions of fly ash notification should be kept in view.

 

(xxxv)     Landscape plan, Aesthetic & cultural details, green belts and open spaces may be described.

 

(xxxvi)    Environmental Management Plan should be accompanied with Environmental Monitoring Plan and environmental cost and benefit assessment.

 

(xxxvii)  Examine separately the details for construction and operation phases both for Environmental Management Plan and Environmental Monitoring Plan.

 

(xxxviii)    The facilities to be provided in the PCPIR should be detailed out.

 

(xxxix)       Make assessment of any regulatory measure in view of the environmental and social impacts of the project (such as unauthorized development around the PCPIR).

 

General Guidelines:

 

(i)       The EIA document shall be printed on both sides, as for as possible.

 

(ii)      The status of accreditation of the EIA consultant with NABET/QCI shall be specifically mentioned. The consultant shall certify that his accreditation is for the sector for which this EIA is prepared.

 

(iii)    On the front page of EIA/EMP reports, the name of the consultant/consultancy firm along with their complete details including their accreditation, if any shall be indicated. The consultant while submitting the EIA/EMP report shall give an undertaking to the effect that the prescribed TORs (TOR proposed by the project proponent and additional TOR given by the MoEF) have been complied with and the data submitted is factually correct (Refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009).

 

(iv)     While submitting the EIA/EMP reports, the name of the experts associated with/involved in the preparation of these reports and the laboratories through which the samples have been got analysed should be stated in the report. It shall clearly be indicated whether these laboratories are approved under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the rules made there under (Please refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009). The project leader of the EIA study shall also be mentioned.

 

(v)      All the TOR points as presented before the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) shall be covered.

 

Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addresses in the Environmental Management Plan. A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

 

Any further clarification on carrying out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measure, project proponent can refer to the model ToR available on Ministry website.

 

4.27 Environmental Clearance for proposed Shopping Mall & Community living project at Survey Nos. 12/5, 12/6, village Nemon, Taluk Trivandrum, District Trivandrum, Kerala by M/s Kuriakose Elias Trust for Communication & Development. [F.No. 21-48/2010-IA.III]

 

The project involves construction of Shopping Complex and a Community Living project on a plot area of 3.2834 ha. The total built-up area is 1,95,021.58 sq.m.It is proposed to construct 236 Residential units, Health Club with Swimming Pool and Retail area, multiplex, food court etc. in 4 towers(3 Basements + Podium +19  Floors). The total water requirement is 222.049 KLD (fresh water requirement is 125.689 KLD).The capacity of STP proposed is 240 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets 96.36 KLD, horticulture 36.18 KLD & Cooling purposes 47.31 KLD.Total solid waste generation will be 1,519.45 Kg/day.The power requirement is 7,500 KVA. The total parking spaces proposed are for 1,253 cars + 150 two wheelers. Total cost of the project is Rs. 222.21 Crores.

 

The proposal was considered earlier in the 93rd EAC meeting held on 9th-10thth November 2010 and ToR was given on 26.11.2010. The details submitted and presented were examined by the committee.

 

During discussions following points emerged:

 

(i)           The total height of the building shall not be more than 60 m, due to the non-availability of sufficient fire fighting facilities in the area.

 

(ii)          The storm water drainage shall be worked out after analyzing the contour levels of the site and the surrounding area and the capacity of storm water drainage.

 

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

 

4.28  Environmental Clearance for the proposed Office building at  Village  Sikohpur, Sector-47, Gurgaon, Haryana by M/s. Pramil Jindal Pvt. Ltd [F.No.367/SEIAA(H)/2011-IA.III].

 

The project involves construction proposed office building project on a plot area of 18,951 Sq. m. The total built up area is 58,013.97 Sq. m. The project will have 3 Basements + Ground Floor + 20 floors) with a height of 99.7 meters. The total water requirement proposed is 199.56 KLD (fresh water requirement - 81 KLD). The capacity of STP is about 150 KLD. Treated water will be used for flushing/horticulture/DG cooling/ Recreational purposes &road washing& irrigation of agricultural land – 124.8 KLD. The total power requirement is 4000 KVA. Total solid waste generation will be 0.5 T/day. The total parking spaces for group housing proposed are 794 ECS.

 

          During the discussion following points emerged:

 

(i)               Submit a copy of the approved Sector Plan of Sector 82 A. Superimpose the site on the sector plan showing the approach roads.

 

(ii)              Submit details about Infrastructure available as site and surrounding area.

 

(iii)            The information with respect to Ground water depth, various rules/ regulations applicable to the project has not been provided in the application Form. Revised Form addressing the above including their compliance shall be submitted.

 

(iv)             There are lot of mismatching in the data/ information in the application and EIA report, which needs to be reviewed and resubmitted.

 

(v)              Examine and submit the details of the impact on traffic due to the project during construction and operation phases.

 

(vi)             NOC/Clearance from fire department shall be obtained prior to start of work.

 

(vii)           Operation and Maintenance of the STP, Solid Waste Management of the building shall be ensured.

 

(viii)         Proposal indicates 81 KLD of fresh water, without assured source of water supply. Overexploited groundwater and impending severe shortage of water supply in the region requires the developer to redraw the water and energy conservation plan. Developer shall submit details of good practices that have been included in the project to reduce the overall footprint of the proposed development including a detailed water balance along with source and quantities of potable and non-potable water requirement (including water requirement during construction phase) incorporating water efficiency/savings measures as well as water reuse/recycling within 3 months to the Ministry/ Regional office at Chandigarh before the start of construction.

 

(ix)            In view of water resources sustainability and severe constraints of water supply augmentation in the region the developer will submit NOC from CGWA specifying water abstraction quantities and NOC from HUDA/ utility provider indicating source of water supply and quantity of water with details of intended use of water - potable and non-potable and shall be submitted within 3 months to the Ministry/ Regional office at Chandigarh before the start of construction.

 

(x)              The sources of water need to be include quantity, source surface/ground) – in case of an agency or supplier also. The agency, supplier and permission from CGWA if required has to specify quantity of water supplied/ extraction permitted, quality of water with particular use specified and time period commitment to supply or for making water available to developer.  

 

(xi)            In view of the water/energy scarcity the developer need to submit details of design and planning of project with along with energy and resource efficiency (including water efficiency) to reduce footprint of the project. Details on building material used from embodied energy point of view need to be provided. Compliance with ECBE guidelines shall be submitted.

 

          In view of the foregoing observation, the committee deferred the proposal. The proposal shall be reconsidered afresh after the above observation is addressed and submitted.  

 

4.29  Environmental Clearance for the Development of Industrial Estate at sector 38, phase II & Rai of HSIDC, by HSIDC Haryana by M/s. HSIDC [F.No. 21-1046/2007]

 

The project involves development of Industrial-Hub including integrated sites for industrial, commercial & institutional areas on a plot area of 343.2  ha. It is proposed to develop plots for Paint Technology Park, Automobile, General engineering, Gems and jewellery and Auxiliary industries. The total water requirement proposed is 8 MLD. The total power requirement is 35.7 MW. Total solid waste generation will be 11.25 T/day. The total cost of the project is about Rs. 160 Crores.

 

The proposal earlier considered in the 37th meeting of the additional EAC held on 28th – 29th February, 2008 and 30th meeting held on 23rd – 24th May, 2008 and ToR was issued to the project proponent. During discussions it was informed that Public hearing is not yet conducted.

 

          The Committee deferred the project and ask the proponent to get the public hearing conducted as per the provisions of EIA Notification 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addresses in the Environmental Management Plan. A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the TOR issued earlier and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

 

General Guidelines:

 

(i)           The EIA document shall be printed on both sides, as for as possible.

 

(ii)          The status of accreditation of the EIA consultant with NABET/QCI shall be specifically mentioned. The consultant shall certify that his accreditation is for the sector for which this EIA is prepared.

 

(iii)        On the front page of EIA/EMP reports, the name of the consultant/consultancy firm along with their complete details including their accreditation, if any shall be indicated. The consultant while submitting the EIA/EMP report shall give an undertaking to the effect that the prescribed TORs (TOR proposed by the project proponent and additional TOR given by the MoEF) have been complied with and the data submitted is factually correct (Refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009).

 

(iv)         While submitting the EIA/EMP reports, the name of the experts associated with/involved in the preparation of these reports and the laboratories through which the samples have been got analysed should be stated in the report. It shall clearly be indicated whether these laboratories are approved under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the rules made there under (Please refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009). The project leader of the EIA study shall also be mentioned.

 

(v)          All the TOR points as presented before the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) shall be covered.

 

4.30  Environmental Clearance for the Construction of Group Housing Complex at Sector-86, Gurgaon, Haryana by M/s. Depanshu Projects Pvt. Ltd [F.No.21-36/2011-IA.III]

 

The project involves the construction of a Group Housing Complex on a plot area of 59,258.11 Sq.m. The total build-up area is 1,48,623.86 Sq. m.  The total water requirementis-554 KLD Fresh 326 KLD. The capacity of STP proposed is- 490 KLD. The treated waste water will be used for flushing- 140 / horticulture- 51 and DG cooling-9 KLD.  The total power requirement will be 4122 KW.  Total solid waste generation will be 1835 Kg/day. The total parking spaces proposed are 932 ECS. The total cost of the project is 203.71 Crores.

 

The project was placed before the EAC in its meeting held on 17-19th August, 2011. The project Proponent requested to defer the project they have revised the project and their total built up area is now more than 1,50,000 sqm and they will be submitting a revised proposal for obtaining Environmental Clearance.

 

           During the discussion following points emerged:

 

(i)           Submit details about Infrastructure available as site and surrounding area.

 

(ii)          The information with respect to Ground water depth, various rules/ regulations applicable to the project has not been provided in the application Form. Revised Form addressing the above including their compliance shall be submitted.

 

(iii)        NOC/Clearance from fire department shall be obtained prior to start of work.

 

(iv)         Operation and Maintenance of the STP, Solid Waste Management of the building shall be ensured.

 

(v)          Proposal indicates 326 KLD of fresh water, without assured source of water supply. Overexploited groundwater and impending severe shortage of water supply in the region requires the developer to redraw the water and energy conservation plan. Developer shall submit details of good practices that have been included in the project to reduce the overall footprint of the proposed development including a detailed water balance along with source and quantities of potable and non-potable water requirement (including water requirement during construction phase) incorporating water efficiency/savings measures as well as water reuse/recycling within 3 months to the Ministry/ Regional office at Chandigarh before the start of construction.

 

(vi)         In view of water resources sustainability and severe constraints of water supply augmentation in the region the developer will submit NOC from CGWA specifying water abstraction quantities and NOC from HUDA/ utility provider indicating source of water supply and quantity of water with details of intended use of water - potable and non-potable and shall be submitted within 3 months to the Ministry/ Regional office at Chandigarh before the start of construction.

 

(vii)       The sources of water need to be include quantity, source surface/ground) – in case of an agency or supplier also. The agency, supplier and permission from CGWA if required has to specify quantity of water supplied/ extraction permitted, quality of water with particular use specified and time period commitment to supply or for making water available to developer.  

 

(viii)     In view of the water/energy scarcity the developer need to submit details of design and planning of project with along with energy and resource efficiency (including water efficiency) to reduce footprint of the project. Details on building material used from embodied energy point of view need to be provided. Compliance with ECBE guidelines shall be submitted.

 

          In view of the foregoing observation, the committee deferred the proposal. The proposal shall be reconsidered afresh after the above observation is addressed and submitted.  

 

4.31  Environmental Clearance for the Construction of Commercial Complex at Plot No.1, Village Medawas, Sector-65, Gurgaon, Haryana by M/s. Arnon Builders & Developers.

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the propose project is to be developed separately on two plots A and plot B as both the plots purchased separately and files for Environmental Clearance to SEIAA separately.  The ownership of both the plots is in the name of Arnon Builders & Developers. The details of the both the plots are as under;

 

PLOT A (File no : SEIAA/HR/2011/398

 

          Commercial complex including shops and offices , Multiplex is planned to be developed at Plot A at village Medawas at sector 65 Gurgaon by M/s Arnon Builders and Developers Pvt. Ltd. on plot area 14014.06 m2 (3.46acres). 4403.84m2 of ground coverage will be achieved. The Maximum floors in the commercial complex will be G+17 in one tower with height of tower as 80 m. One basement is provided with covered area of 9824.52m2. The built up area of the complex will be 34012.45m2. 4581 No. of persons will be working/ visiting the complex. Total water requirement of the complex will be 284 KLD out of which 174 KLD will be net water requirement and 117 KLD will be sewage generation for which STP of 140 KLD based on MMR technology will be installed within the complex. The electric load of 2182.08 KVA is proposed for which 2 DG sets of 1250KVA and 1DG set of 500 KVA will be provided for providing 100% power backup.

 

PLOT B (File no : SEIAA/HR/2011/399

 

          Commercial complex including shops and offices is planned to be developed at Plot B at village Medawas at sector 65 Gurgaon by M/s Arnon Builders and Developers Pvt. Ltd. on plot area 13075.20 m2 (3.23acres). 4901.23 m2 of ground coverage will be achieved. The maximum floors in the commercial complex will be G+21 in one tower with height of tower as 88.4 m. One basement is proposed provided with covered area of 8989.75m2. The built up area of the complex will be 31748.43m2. 3725 No. of persons will be working / visiting the complex. Total water requirement of the complex will be 266 KLD out of which 173 KLD will be net water requirement and 98 KLD will be sewage generation for which STP of 120 KLD based on MMR technology will be installed within the complex. The electric load of 2364.41 KVA is proposed for which 2 DG sets of 1250KVA and 1DG set of 500 KVA will be provided for providing 100% power backup.

 

          During discussions, following points emerged:

 

 

(i)           Submit details about Infrastructure available as site and surrounding area.

 

(ii)          The information with respect to Ground water depth, various rules/ regulations applicable to the project has not been provided in the application Form. Revised Form addressing the above including their compliance shall be submitted.

 

(iii)        NOC/Clearance from fire department shall be obtained prior to start of work.

 

(iv)         Operation and Maintenance of the STP, Solid Waste Management of the building shall be ensured.

 

(v)          Proposal indicates 347 KLD of fresh water, without assured source of water supply. Overexploited groundwater and impending severe shortage of water supply in the region requires the developer to redraw the water and energy conservation plan. Developer shall submit details of good practices that have been included in the project to reduce the overall footprint of the proposed development including a detailed water balance along with source and quantities of potable and non-potable water requirement (including water requirement during construction phase) incorporating water efficiency/savings measures as well as water reuse/recycling within 3 months to the Ministry/ Regional office at Chandigarh before the start of construction.

 

(vi)         In view of water resources sustainability and severe constraints of water supply augmentation in the region the developer will submit NOC from CGWA specifying water abstraction quantities and NOC from HUDA/ utility provider indicating source of water supply and quantity of water with details of intended use of water - potable and non-potable and shall be submitted within 3 months to the Ministry/ Regional office at Chandigarh before the start of construction.

 

(vii)       The sources of water need to be include quantity, source surface/ground) – in case of an agency or supplier also. The agency, supplier and permission from CGWA if required has to specify quantity of water supplied/ extraction permitted, quality of water with particular use specified and time period commitment to supply or for making water available to developer.  

 

(viii)     In view of the water/energy scarcity the developer need to submit details of design and planning of project with along with energy and resource efficiency (including water efficiency) to reduce footprint of the project. Details on building material used from embodied energy point of view need to be provided. Compliance with ECBE guidelines shall be submitted.

 

          In view of the foregoing observation, the committee deferred the proposal. The proposal shall be reconsidered afresh after the above observation is addressed and submitted.  

 

4.32  Environmental Clearance for Expansion of Group Housing project at Sector-78, Gurgaon, Haryana, by M/s. Siyona Construction Pvt. Ltd.  [F.No.409/SEIAA (H)/2011-IA.III].

 

   The project involves construction proposed Group Housing on a plot area of 30,068.10 Sq. m (7.4 acres). The total built up area is 56,570.64 Sq. m. (The project will have 7 towers (Basement + stilt + 12 floors). The total water requirement proposed is 188.5 KLD (fresh water requirement - 106 KLD). The capacity of STP is about 170 KLD. Treated water will be used for flushing/horticulture/DG cooling/ Recreational purposes &road washing& irrigation of agricultural land – 118 KLD. The total power requirement is 1,869.16 KVA. Total solid waste generation will be 909.75 kg/day. The total parking spaces for group housing proposed are 690 ECS. The total cost of the project is about Rs. 95 Crores.

 

The project was reconsidered by EAC in its meeting held on 17-19th August, 2011. The Committee noted that details submitted and presented indicate the details of existing and proposed development and the appraisal of existing proposal is not requested for. The existing and proposed parts are divided by a road. The Committee suggested that existing part should be separated out (clearance obtained for existing) and only the proposed part should be submitted. The revised details submitted by the project proponent were examined by the committee.  

 

           During the discussion following points emerged:

 

(i)           Submit a copy of the approved sector plan.

 

(ii)          Submit details about Infrastructure available as site and surrounding area.

 

(iii)        The information with respect to Ground water depth, various rules/ regulations applicable to the project has not been provided in the application Form. Revised Form addressing the above including their compliance shall be submitted.

 

(iv)         NOC/Clearance from fire department shall be obtained prior to start of work.

 

(v)          Operation and Maintenance of the STP, Solid Waste Management of the building shall be ensured.

 

(vi)         Proposal indicates 347 KLD of fresh water, without assured source of water supply. Overexploited groundwater and impending severe shortage of water supply in the region requires the developer to redraw the water and energy conservation plan. Developer shall submit details of good practices that have been included in the project to reduce the overall footprint of the proposed development including a detailed water balance along with source and quantities of potable and non-potable water requirement (including water requirement during construction phase) incorporating water efficiency/savings measures as well as water reuse/recycling within 3 months to the Ministry/ Regional office at Chandigarh before the start of construction.

 

(vii)       In view of water resources sustainability and severe constraints of water supply augmentation in the region the developer will submit NOC from CGWA specifying water abstraction quantities and NOC from HUDA/ utility provider indicating source of water supply and quantity of water with details of intended use of water - potable and non-potable and shall be submitted within 3 months to the Ministry/ Regional office at Chandigarh before the start of construction.

 

(viii)     The sources of water need to be include quantity, source surface/ground) – in case of an agency or supplier also. The agency, supplier and permission from CGWA if required has to specify quantity of water supplied/ extraction permitted, quality of water with particular use specified and time period commitment to supply or for making water available to developer. 

 

(ix)        In view of the water/energy scarcity the developer need to submit details of design and planning of project with along with energy and resource efficiency (including water efficiency) to reduce footprint of the project. Details on building material used from embodied energy point of view need to be provided.

 

(x)          Submit Environmental monitoring plan.

 

In view of the foregoing observation, the committee deferred the proposal. The proposal shall be reconsidered afresh after the above observation is addressed and submitted.  

 

4.33  Environmental Clearance for the Construction of Commercial Complex at Sector-48, Sohna Road, Gurgaon, Haryana by M/s. Vipul Limited [F.No.411/SEIAA(H)/2011-IA.III]

 

The project involves construction Commercial Complex “Vipul Business Work” on a plot area of 14,746.74 Sq. m. The total built up area is 40,700.48 Sq. m. The project will have Ground Floor + 11 floors with maximum height of 52.80 m. The total water requirement proposed is 244 KLD (fresh water requirement – 189.75 KLD). The capacity of STP is about 135 KLD. Treated water will be used for flushing/horticulture/cooling-140 KLD.  The total power requirement is 2500 KVA. Total solid waste generation will be 0.5 T/day. The total parking spaces for proposed are 390 ECS.

 

           During the discussion following points emerged:

 

(i)       Submit a copy of the approved sector plan.

 

(ii)      Entrance road should be widened to minimum 9.0 mts.

 

(iii)    Provisions shall be made for Bus parking also.

 

(iv)     Submit details about Infrastructure available as site and surrounding area.

 

(v)      The information with respect to Ground water depth, various rules/ regulations applicable to the project has not been provided in the application Form. Revised Form addressing the above including their compliance shall be submitted.

 

(vi)     NOC/Clearance from fire department shall be obtained prior to start of work.

 

(vii)   Operation and Maintenance of the STP, Solid Waste Management of the building shall be ensured.

 

(viii) Proposal indicates 347 KLD of fresh water, without assured source of water supply. Overexploited groundwater and impending severe shortage of water supply in the region requires the developer to redraw the water and energy conservation plan. Developer shall submit details of good practices that have been included in the project to reduce the overall footprint of the proposed development including a detailed water balance along with source and quantities of potable and non-potable water requirement (including water requirement during construction phase) incorporating water efficiency/savings measures as well as water reuse/recycling within 3 months to the Ministry/ Regional office at Chandigarh before the start of construction.

 

(ix)    In view of water resources sustainability and severe constraints of water supply augmentation in the region the developer will submit NOC from CGWA specifying water abstraction quantities and NOC from HUDA/ utility provider indicating source of water supply and quantity of water with details of intended use of water - potable and non-potable and shall be submitted within 3 months to the Ministry/ Regional office at Chandigarh before the start of construction.

 

(x)      The sources of water need to be include quantity, source surface/ground) – in case of an agency or supplier also. The agency, supplier and permission from CGWA if required has to specify quantity of water supplied/ extraction permitted, quality of water with particular use specified and time period commitment to supply or for making water available to developer.  

 

(xi)    In view of the water/energy scarcity the developer need to submit details of design and planning of project with along with energy and resource efficiency (including water efficiency) to reduce footprint of the project. Details on building material used from embodied energy point of view need to be provided. Compliance with ECBE guidelines shall be submitted.

 

          In view of the foregoing observation, the committee deferred the proposal. The proposal shall be reconsidered afresh after the above observation is addressed and submitted.  

 

4.34   Environmental Clearance for the Ware House Project at Village- Bilashpur Gurgaon, Haryana by M/s. Suresh Kumar & Others. [F.No.21-49/2011-IA.III]

 

The project involves construction proposed Ware House on a plot area of 53,443.35 Sq. m (13.20 acres). The total built up area is 27,406.40 Sq. m. The total water requirement proposed is 15KLD (fresh water requirement – 12.14 KLD). The capacity of STP is about 5 KLD. Treated water will be used for flushing/horticulture. The total power requirement is 25 KVA. Total solid waste generation will be 60.95 Kg/day. The total parking spaces for Ware House proposed are 276 ECS.

        

          During the discussion following points emerged:

 

(i)       Submit details the type of storage proposed in the warehousing.

 

(ii)      Submit details of Surface drainage and outfall.

 

(iii)    Provisions should be made for truck parking/ loading and unloading and also submit a circulation plan.

 

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

 

4.35  Environmental Clearance for the Construction of 236 Residential Flats at Ganapathy, Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu by M/s. Lakshmi Machine Works Limited. [F.No.21-50/2011-IA.III].

 

The project involves construction Residential apartments on a plot area of 19,271 Sq. m. The total built up area is 28,887.29 Sq. m. It is proposed to construct 236 residential flats (3 bed rooms- 64, 2 bed room-124 and 1 bed room- 48). The project will have 5 blocks with Stilt+ Ground Floor + 3 floors & 1 block with Stilt+ Ground Floor + 2 floors.  The total water requirement proposed is 200 KLD (fresh water requirement –  KLD). The capacity of STP is about 175 KLD. Treated water will be used for flushing- 44 KLD & irrigation & gardening-133 KLD.  The total power requirement is 1340.50 KVA. Total solid waste generation will be 520 Kg/day.

 

During the discussion following points emerged:

 

(i)           Submit details of site and surrounding area Including Google image.

 

(ii)          Water is to be calculated on the bases of 135/pcpd. Submit water balance chart including use of treated waste water for flushing of toilets and horticulture purposes.

 

(iii)        Submit details of disposal of the demolition material. AC sheets etc.

 

(iv)         Parking provisions shall be made as per MoEF guidelines.

 

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

 

4.36  Environmental Clearance for the construction of “5 Star Hotel” at Village Dhunela, Tehsil Sohna, District Gurgaon, Haryana by M/S Pioneer Urban Land & Infrastructure Ltd [F.No.21-51/2011-IA.III]

 

The project involves construction of a hotel on a plot area
of 54,414.63 Sq.m. The total built up area is 1,34,827 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct a 5 Star hotel with 100 rooms with retail shopping and conference facilities (2 Basements + Ground floor + 7 floors) and 10 villas. The total water requirement is 121.396 KLD (fresh water requirement -77.932 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 131 KLD. Treated water will be used for horticulture-54.866 KLD, flushing-43.464 KLD. The total power requirement is 10,000 KW. Total municipal waste generated will be 721.90 kg/day. The total parking proposed is for 1885 cars. The total cost of the project is about Rs. 104.786 Crores.

 

During the discussion following points emerged:

 

(i)           Submit a copy of the approved sector plan.

 

(ii)          Entrance road should be widened to minimum 9.0 mts.

 

(iii)        Provisions shall be made for Bus parking also.

 

(iv)         Submit details about Infrastructure available as site and surrounding area.

 

(v)          The information with respect to Ground water depth, various rules/ regulations applicable to the project has not been provided in the application Form. Revised Form addressing the above including their compliance shall be submitted.

 

(vi)         NOC/Clearance from fire department shall be obtained prior to start of work.

 

(vii)       Operation and Maintenance of the STP, Solid Waste Management of the building shall be ensured.

 

(viii)     Proposal indicates 77.932 KLD of fresh water, without assured source of water supply. Overexploited groundwater and impending severe shortage of water supply in the region requires the developer to redraw the water and energy conservation plan. Developer shall submit details of good practices that have been included in the project to reduce the overall footprint of the proposed development including a detailed water balance along with source and quantities of potable and non-potable water requirement (including water requirement during construction phase) incorporating water efficiency/savings measures as well as water reuse/recycling within 3 months to the Ministry/ Regional office at Chandigarh before the start of construction.

 

(ix)        In view of water resources sustainability and severe constraints of water supply augmentation in the region the developer will submit NOC from CGWA specifying water abstraction quantities and NOC from HUDA/ utility provider indicating source of water supply and quantity of water with details of intended use of water - potable and non-potable and shall be submitted within 3 months to the Ministry/ Regional office at Chandigarh before the start of construction.

 

(x)          The sources of water need to be include quantity, source surface/ground) – in case of an agency or supplier also. The agency, supplier and permission from CGWA if required has to specify quantity of water supplied/ extraction permitted, quality of water with particular use specified and time period commitment to supply or for making water available to developer.  

 

(xi)        In view of the water/energy scarcity the developer need to submit details of design and planning of project with along with energy and resource efficiency (including water efficiency) to reduce footprint of the project. Details on building material used from embodied energy point of view need to be provided. Compliance with ECBE guidelines shall be submitted.

 

          In view of the foregoing observation, the committee deferred the proposal. The proposal shall be reconsidered afresh after the above observation is addressed and submitted.  

 

4.37  Environmental Clearance for the construction of Group Housing Complex at Sector-79, Gurgaon, Haryana by M/s. Tirupathi Buildplaza Pvt.Ltd. [F.No.21-52/2011-IA.III]

 

The project involves construction of group housing complex plot area
of 40,468.25 Sq.m. The total built up area is 1,08,964.939 Sq.m. The total water requirement is 438 KLD (domestic water requirement -244 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 360 KLD. Treated water will be used for gardening-85 KLD and flushing-104 KLD. The total power requirement is 2151 KW. Total municipal waste generated will be 1307 kg/day. The total parking proposed is for 1240 ECS.

 

During the discussion following points emerged:

 

(i)           Submit a copy of the approved sector plan including a contour plan.

 

(ii)          Submit details about Infrastructure available as site and surrounding area.

 

(iii)        The information with respect to Ground water depth, various rules/ regulations applicable to the project has not been provided in the application Form. Revised Form addressing the above including their compliance shall be submitted.

 

(iv)         NOC/Clearance from fire department shall be obtained prior to start of work.

 

(v)          Operation and Maintenance of the STP, Solid Waste Management of the building shall be ensured.

 

(vi)         Proposal indicates 244 KLD of fresh water, without assured source of water supply. Overexploited groundwater and impending severe shortage of water supply in the region requires the developer to redraw the water and energy conservation plan. Developer shall submit details of good practices that have been included in the project to reduce the overall footprint of the proposed development including a detailed water balance along with source and quantities of potable and non-potable water requirement (including water requirement during construction phase) incorporating water efficiency/savings measures as well as water reuse/recycling within 3 months to the Ministry/ Regional office at Chandigarh before the start of construction.

 

(vii)       In view of water resources sustainability and severe constraints of water supply augmentation in the region the developer will submit NOC from CGWA specifying water abstraction quantities and NOC from HUDA/ utility provider indicating source of water supply and quantity of water with details of intended use of water - potable and non-potable and shall be submitted within 3 months to the Ministry/ Regional office at Chandigarh before the start of construction.

 

(viii)     The sources of water need to be include quantity, source surface/ground) – in case of an agency or supplier also. The agency, supplier and permission from CGWA if required has to specify quantity of water supplied/ extraction permitted, quality of water with particular use specified and time period commitment to supply or for making water available to developer.  

 

(ix)        In view of the water/energy scarcity the developer need to submit details of design and planning of project with along with energy and resource efficiency (including water efficiency) to reduce footprint of the project. Details on building material used from embodied energy point of view need to be provided.

 

   In view of the foregoing observation, the committee deferred the proposal. The proposal shall be reconsidered afresh after the above observation is addressed and submitted.  

 

4.35    Environmental Clearance for the construction of SRS Nest – “5 Star Hotel & 2 Motels” at Prithala village, District Palwal, Haryana by M/s. SRS Real Infrastructure Ltd. [F.No.21-53/2011-IA.III]

         

The project involves construction of a hotel on a plot area
of 57,473.9 Sq.m. The total built up area is 50,515.99 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct a 5 Star hotel (152 rooms) and 2 motels (58 rooms). The total water requirement is 780 KLD (domestic water requirement -624 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 770 KLD. Treated water will be used for gardening-60 KLD, flushing-156 KLD and cooling-320 KLD. The total power requirement is 7530 KVA. The total parking proposed is for 884 ECS. The total cost of the project is about Rs. 70 Crores.

 

During the discussion following points emerged:

 

(i)           Submit a copy of the approved sector plan.

 

(ii)          Entrance road should be widened to minimum 9.0 mts.

 

(iii)        Provisions shall be made for Bus parking also.

 

(iv)         Submit details about Infrastructure available as site and surrounding area.

 

(v)          The information with respect to Ground water depth, various rules/ regulations applicable to the project has not been provided in the application Form. Revised Form addressing the above including their compliance shall be submitted.

 

(vi)         NOC/Clearance from fire department shall be obtained prior to start of work.

 

(vii)       Operation and Maintenance of the STP, Solid Waste Management of the building shall be ensured.

 

(viii)     Proposal indicates 624 KLD of fresh water, without assured source of water supply. Overexploited groundwater and impending severe shortage of water supply in the region requires the developer to redraw the water and energy conservation plan. Developer shall submit details of good practices that have been included in the project to reduce the overall footprint of the proposed development including a detailed water balance along with source and quantities of potable and non-potable water requirement (including water requirement during construction phase) incorporating water efficiency/savings measures as well as water reuse/recycling within 3 months to the Ministry/ Regional office at Chandigarh before the start of construction.

 

(ix)        In view of water resources sustainability and severe constraints of water supply augmentation in the region the developer will submit NOC from CGWA specifying water abstraction quantities and NOC from HUDA/ utility provider indicating source of water supply and quantity of water with details of intended use of water - potable and non-potable and shall be submitted within 3 months to the Ministry/ Regional office at Chandigarh before the start of construction.

 

(x)          The sources of water need to be include quantity, source surface/ground) – in case of an agency or supplier also. The agency, supplier and permission from CGWA if required has to specify quantity of water supplied/ extraction permitted, quality of water with particular use specified and time period commitment to supply or for making water available to developer.  

 

(xi)        In view of the water/energy scarcity the developer need to submit details of design and planning of project with along with energy and resource efficiency (including water efficiency) to reduce footprint of the project. Details on building material used from embodied energy point of view need to be provided. Compliance with ECBE guidelines shall be submitted.

 

          In view of the foregoing observation, the committee deferred the proposal. The proposal shall be reconsidered afresh after the above observation is addressed and submitted.  

 

4.39  Environmental Clearance for the Group Housing Project “ICONIC TOWER” at  Sector-2A, Village- Dharuhera, Rewari, Haryana by M/s. Raheja Developers Ltd. [F.No.21-55/2011-IA.III]

 

The project involves construction proposed Group Housing on a plot area of 34,523.68 Sq. m (8.53 acres). The total built up area is 85,140.29 Sq. m. The total water requirement proposed is 361 KLD (fresh water requirement – 219 KLD). The capacity of STP is about 320 KLD. Treated water will be used for flushing/horticulture/DG cooling/ Recreational purposes &road washing & irrigation of agricultural land – 90 KLD. The total power requirement is 4500 KVA. Total solid waste generation will be 1,627 Kg/day. The total parking spaces for group housing proposed are 1,001 ECS. The total cost of the project is about Rs. 78 Crores.  

 

During the discussion following points emerged:

 

(i)           Submit a copy of the approved sector plan including a contour plan.

 

(ii)          Submit details about Infrastructure available as site and surrounding area.

 

(iii)        The information with respect to Ground water depth, various rules/ regulations applicable to the project has not been provided in the application Form. Revised Form addressing the above including their compliance shall be submitted.

 

(iv)         NOC/Clearance from fire department shall be obtained prior to start of work.

 

(v)          Provisions shall be made for parking for commercial areas.

 

(vi)         Operation and Maintenance of the STP, Solid Waste Management of the building shall be ensured.

 

(vii)       Proposal indicates 200 KLD of fresh water, without assured source of water supply. HUDA will supply the water in 2-3 years. Overexploited groundwater and impending severe shortage of water supply in the region requires the developer to redraw the water and energy conservation plan. Developer shall submit details of good practices that have been included in the project to reduce the overall footprint of the proposed development including a detailed water balance along with source and quantities of potable and non-potable water requirement (including water requirement during construction phase) incorporating water efficiency/ savings measures as well as water reuse/recycling within 3 months to the Ministry/ Regional office at Chandigarh before the start of construction.

 

(viii)     In view of water resources sustainability and severe constraints of water supply augmentation in the region the developer will submit NOC from CGWA specifying water abstraction quantities and NOC from HUDA/ utility provider indicating source of water supply and quantity of water with details of intended use of water - potable and non-potable and shall be submitted within 3 months to the Ministry/ Regional office at Chandigarh before the start of construction.

 

(ix)        The sources of water need to be include quantity, source surface/ground) – in case of an agency or supplier also. The agency, supplier and permission from CGWA if required has to specify quantity of water supplied/ extraction permitted, quality of water with particular use specified and time period commitment to supply or for making water available to developer.  

 

(x)          In view of the water/energy scarcity the developer need to submit details of design and planning of project with along with energy and resource efficiency (including water efficiency) to reduce footprint of the project. Details on building material used from embodied energy point of view need to be provided.

 

           In view of the foregoing observation, the committee deferred the proposal. The proposal shall be reconsidered afresh after the above observation is addressed and submitted.  

 

4.40  Environmental Clearance for Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs at Manesar, Gugaon, Haryana by M/s. Ministry of Home Affairs [F. No. 21-56/2011-IA.III]

 

The project involves construction of an institute on a plot area of 5.625 ha. The total built up area of the project proposed is 36,815.736 Sq.m. The project will have Basement + Ground floor + 8 floors. The total water requirement proposed is 550 KLD (domestic water requirement -200 KLD). The capacity of STP is about 0.15 MLD. Treated water will be used for HVAC cooling/ gardening–135 KLD. The total power requirement is 3750 KVA. Total solid waste generation will be 135 Kg/day. The total parking spaces proposed are 830 cars. The total cost of the project is about Rs. 142 Crores.

 

          During the discussion following points emerged:

 

(i)           It was informed that construction was started about a year back and is at the final stages. The constructions carried out without obtaining prior Environmental Clearance under EIA Notification 2006. The above construction/ development is in violation of Environmental (Protection) Act 1986. The violation has to be dealt as per OM No. No.J-11013/41/2006-IA. II (I) dated 16th November 2010. Information should be sent to State Government to initiate action against the violation.

 

(ii)          Submit a copy of the approved sector plan.

 

(iii)        Submit details about Infrastructure available as site and surrounding area.

 

(iv)         The information with respect to Ground water depth, various rules/ regulations applicable to the project has not been provided in the application Form. Revised Form addressing the above including their compliance shall be submitted.

 

(v)          NOC/Clearance from fire department shall be obtained prior to start of work.

 

(vi)         Operation and Maintenance of the STP, Solid Waste Management of the building shall be ensured.

 

(vii)       Proposal indicates 200 KLD of fresh water, without assured source of water supply. Overexploited groundwater and impending severe shortage of water supply in the region requires the developer to redraw the water and energy conservation plan. Developer shall submit details of good practices that have been included in the project to reduce the overall footprint of the proposed development including a detailed water balance along with source and quantities of potable and non-potable water requirement (including water requirement during construction phase) incorporating water efficiency/savings measures as well as water reuse/recycling within 3 months to the Ministry/ Regional office at Chandigarh before the start of construction.

 

(viii)     In view of water resources sustainability and severe constraints of water supply augmentation in the region the developer will submit NOC from CGWA specifying water abstraction quantities and NOC from HUDA/ utility provider indicating source of water supply and quantity of water with details of intended use of water - potable and non-potable and sha