Minutes of the 28th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 26th & 27th September, 2011 at Bhabha Hall, SCOPE COMPLEX, LODHI ROAD, NEW DELHI -110 003.

 

28.0        Opening Remarks of the Chairman

 

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

 

28.1        Confirmation of the Minutes of the 27th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 26th - 27th August, 2011.

    

The minutes of the 27th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 26th - 27th August, 2011 were confirmed.

 

28.2.0     Consideration of the Projects

 

26th September, 2011

 

Proposals for Environmental clearance

 

28.2.1     Expansion of Cement Plant (Clinker from 4.0 to 6.0 Million TPA; Cement from 5.5 to 8.25 MTPA) by installation of Cement Plant (2.0 Million TPA), [new Limestone Mine-2 (near Village Burgupalli) and Limestone Mine-3 (near Village Kharjikhed) from 6.0 MTPA to 9.0 MTPA] near Village Chhatrasala, Taluq Chincholi, District Gulbarga, Karnataka by M/s Vicat Sagar Cement Private Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant B. S. Envi-Tech (P) Ltd Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 12th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 26th – 28th July, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP report. All the Cement Plants and limestone mining projects are listed at S.N. 3(b) and 1(a) under Category ‘A’ and appraised at the Central level.

 

Public hearing for the project was conducted by Karnataka State Pollution Control Board on 27.04.2011. The issues raised during the public hearing were regarding provision of employment to the local people and land loser, improvement in community development, provision of road, hospital facilities, schools and drinking water in surrounding Villages, measures for pollution control, renovation of ancient monuments and protection of grazing land etc. All these issues has been addressed and incorporated in the final EIA / EMP report. 

          

 M/s Vicat Sagar Cement Private Limited have proposed for the expansion of Cement Plant (Clinker from 4.0 to 6.0 Million TPA; Cement from 5.5 to 8.25 MTPA) by installation of Cement Plant (2.0 Million TPA) at Village Chhatrasala and new Limestone Mine-2 & 3 (from 6.0 MTPA to 9.0 MTPA) near Villages Burgupalli, Kharjikhed, Taluq Chincholi, District Gulbarga, Karnataka. The phase-I clinker, cement plant and limestone mine is under implementation. The land area requirement for the cement plant is 100 ha. The mine lease area for ML-2 and ML-3 is 41.3 ha and 465.40 ha respectively and have been acquired. There will be about 347 land outstees from the mine lease who have been compensated as mutually agreed by landowners and VSCPL. No national park / Wildlife Sanctuary are located within 10 km radius of the project. However Chincholi reserve forest is located at a distance of 12.8 km from the cement plant in NNE, 9.8 km from the ML-2 in NNE and 13.1 from the ML-3 in NE direction. No endangered, threatened, rare plant and animal species have been observed or recorded during the study period. Limestone will be sourced from captive mines, laterite from Chatrasala, Gulburga, Gypsum from CFL, Vizag, Fly ash from RTPS, Raipur, AP and coal from Singareni Colleries, Ramagumdam. Total cost of the project is Rs. 788.00 Crores. Rs. 228.8 Crores is earmarked for capital cost towards pollution control measures. No litigation /court case is pending against the project. 

 

          Dry Pozzolona process and 6 stage pre-heater with on-line calciner will be installed. Open cast mining method will be adopted and conventional method like drilling, blasting and excavation will be involved. Blasting will be done using dynamite /ANKO.  Primary drilling will be done in size 150-165 m in diameter holes. Excavation will be done by diesel operated excavator and dumpers.

 

            Ambient air quality monitoring has been carried for PM10, PM2.5, SO2 and NOx at 10 locations. The predominant wind directions are in S, SSW, SW, WSW and W sector. The values of these parameters are 59.4, 35.4, 16.8 and 18.3 µg/m3 respectively. Predicted ground level concentrations are 7.63, 2.63, 21.3 and 32.2µg/m3 respectively. The overall concentration of these parameters after expansion will be 67.03, 38.03, 38.1 and 50.5 µg/m3 which is well within the prescribed standards. The maximum concentration is reported at a distance of 1.5 km. There will be no impact on the reserve forest located at a distance of 9 km.  To control particulate emissions, ESP would be installed clinker cooler and bag house to raw mill and bag filters to coal mill and cement mill will be provided to control emissions below 50 mg/Nm3.  Online gas analyzer for O2, CO emission at kiln inlet, PC outlet and PH outlet, on-line and off-line dust monitors will be provided. Fugitive dust will be generated from haulage roads in mine area. Bag filters will be provided in material handling area.  Bag filters will be provided for dedusting of storages and auxiliaries.

 

Total water requirement will be 915m3/day which would be drawn from bore wells, Mullamari River. Permission for water drawl has been obtained from Karnataka Udyog Mitra. Ground water is available at 30 m. Chlorination plant will be installed for the treatment of waste water. Service water will be passed through oil separator to remove oil content in the effluent.  Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted. It is proposed to develop 8 nos of rain water harvesting pits for collection of roof top water in the cement plant.

 

Method of mining will be opencast involving drilling and blasting. It is proposed to construct embankment with soil covering width of 5 m and height of 5 m along the Mullamari River. Mullamari River is at a distance of 200m from the plant, 800 m from the ML-2 and adjacent to ML-3. It is proposed to leave a distance of 50 m from the River. The HFL of the river is 225 m at the mine site is at a height of 440 m. There will be no flooding of the ML area. Garland drains will be constructed all around the mine lease area and dumps to collect the rain water. All the collected water routed to mine pit which will be formed during the mining operation. The ground water depth is 40 m and mining depth would be 30 m. There will be no intersection of ground water.

 

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

 

The Committee desired to know the compliance to the conditions stipulated fro the existing plant. The proponent informed that the construction activity of the existing plant is near completion and operation will start soon. The Committee also desired to know about the grazing area. To this the proponent informed that in alternate area of 40 ha has been provided separately fro grazing of the animals.

 

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

 

i).        The gaseous and particulate matter emissions from various units shall conform to the standards prescribed by the Karnataka Pollution Control Board. At no time, particulate emissions from the cement plant including kiln, coal mill, cement mill, cooler and captive power plant (CPP) shall not exceed 50 mg/Nm3.

 

ii).           Continuous on-line monitors for particulate emissions shall be installed..  Interlocking facility shall be provided in the pollution control equipment so that in the event of the pollution control equipment not working, the respective unit (s) is shut down automatically.

 

iii).          Data on ambient air quality (PM10, S02, NOx) shall be regularly submitted to the Ministry including its Regional office located at Bangalore and the State Pollution Control Board / Central Pollution Control Board once in six months. Further, quality of discharged water shall also be monitored [(TDS, DO, pH) and total Suspended solids (TSS)]. The monitored data shall be uploaded on the website of the company as well as displayed on a display board at the project site at a suitable location near the main gate of the company in public domain.  

 

iv).          The Company shall install low NOx burner with Kiln/calciner for control of NOx emissions.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

viii).        The company shall make the efforts to utilize the high calorific hazardous waste in the cement kiln and necessary provisions shall be made accordingly. The company shall keep the record of the waste utilized and shall submit the details to ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore, CPCB and SPCB.

 

ix).          Rainwater harvesting measures shall be adopted for the augmentation of ground water at cement plant, colony including check dams at mine site. The company must also collect rain water in the mined out pits of captive lime stone mine and use the same water for the various activities of the project to conserve fresh water and reduce the water requirement from the ground water. An action plan shall be submitted to Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore within three months from date of issue of this letter. Efforts should be made to make use of rain water harvested. If needed, capacity of the reservoir should be enhanced to meet the maximum water requirement. Only balance water requirement shall be met from other sources.

 

x).           Total water requirement for expansion shall not exceed 915m3/day. Permission from the Competent Authority for water drawl shall be obtained as may be applicable in this case. The water stored in the artificial reservoir made in the mine pit shall be used to conserve water. No effluent shall be discharged from the mine to any water body or nearby river.

 

xi).          Top soil, if any, shall be stacked with proper slope at earmarked site(s) only with adequate measures and shall be used for reclamation and rehabilitation of mined out areas.

 

xii).         The project proponent shall ensure that no natural water course shall be obstructed due to any mining and plant operations. The company shall make the plan for protection of the natural water course passing through the plant and mine area premises and submit to the ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore.

 

xiii).        The inter burden and other waste generated shall be stacked at earmarked dump site(s) only and shall not be kept active for long period. The total height of the dumps shall not exceed 30 m in three terraces of 10 m each and the over all slope of the dump shall be maintained to 280. The inter burden dumps shall be scientifically vegetated with suitable native species to prevent erosion and surface run off. Monitoring and management of rehabilitated areas shall continue until the vegetation becomes self-sustaining. Compliance status shall be submitted to the Ministry of Environment & Forests and its Regional Office, Bangalore on six monthly basis.

 

xiv).       The void left unfilled shall be converted into water body. The higher benches of excavated void/mining pit shall be terraced and plantation to be done to stabilize the slopes. The slope of higher benches shall be made gentler for easy accessibility by local people to use the water body. Peripheral fencing shall be carried out along the excavated area.

 

xv).        Catch drains and siltation ponds of appropriate size shall be constructed for the working pit, inter burden and mineral dumps to arrest flow of silt and sediment. The water so collected shall be utilized for watering the mine area, roads, green belt development etc. The drains shall be regularly desilted, particularly after monsoon, and maintained properly.

 

xvi).       Garland drain of appropriate size, gradient and length shall be constructed for both mine pit and inter burden dumps and sump capacity shall be designed keeping 50% safety margin over and above peak sudden rainfall (based on 50 years data) and maximum discharge in the area adjoining the mine site. Sump capacity shall also provide adequate retention period to allow proper settling of silt material. Sedimentation pits shall be constructed at the corners of the garland drains and desilted at regular intervals.

 

xvii).      Dimension of the retaining wall at the toe of inter burden dumps and inter burden benches within the mine to check run-off and siltation shall be based on the rain fall data.

 

xviii).     Regular monitoring of ground water level and quality shall be carried out by establishing a network of existing wells and constructing new piezometers at suitable locations by the project proponent in and around project area in consultation with Regional Director, Central Ground Water Board. The frequency of monitoring shall be four times a year- pre-monsoon (April / May), monsoon (August), post-monsoon (November), and winter (January). Data thus collected shall be sent at regular intervals to Ministry of Environment and Forests and its Regional Office at Bangalore, Central Ground Water Authority and Central Ground Water Board.

 

xix).       Wet drilling sequential / NONEL and controlled blasting method shall be adopted. The mitigative measures for control of ground vibrations and to arrest fly rocks and boulders shall be implemented.

 

xx).        Bench height, width and slope for individual bench shall be properly assessed and implemented. Adequate measures should be adopted to stabilize the slope before abandonment. The fencing around the reservoir should be provided to prevent accidents.

 

xxi).       Action plan for the mining, management of over burden (removal, storage, disposal etc.), reclamation of the mined out area and mine closure should be submitted to the Ministry and its Regional Office at Bangalore.

 

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

 

xxiii).     All the recommendations of the Corporate Responsibility or Environmental Protection (CREP) for the cement plants shall be strictly followed.

 

xxiv).    Vehicular emissions shall be kept under control and regularly monitored. Measures shall be taken for maintenance of vehicles used in mining operations and in transportation of mineral.

 

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

 

xxvi).    Final Mine Closure Plan along with details of Corpus Fund shall be submitted to the Ministry of Environment & Forests five years in advance of final mine closure, for approval.

 

xxvii).   The company shall comply with the commitments made during public hearing held on 27th April, 2011 and a separate budget for implementing the same shall be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

28.2.2     Proposed Integrated cement plant of 6.0 MTPA and captive power plant of 90 MW at Village Bankur, Tehsil Chittapur, District Gulbarga in Karnataka by M/s Jaypee Cement Corporation Limited (formerly M/s Zawar Cement Private Limited) - regarding Environmental Clearance

The project authorities and their consultant M/s Vimta Labs Limited, Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 16th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 22nd – 24th November, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP report.  All cement plants with capacity more than 1.0 MTPA are covered under Category A as per para 3(b) of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

Public hearing for the project was conducted by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board on 25.05.2011. The issues raised during the public hearing were regarding provision of employment to the local people, measures for pollution control, socio economic development of the area etc. All these issues has been addressed and incorporated in the final EIA / EMP report. 

 

M/s Jaypee Cement Corporation Limited (formerly M/s Zawar Cement Private Limited)  have proposed for integrated cement plant of 6.0 MTPA (3.0 MTPA each in Phase I & II) and captive power plant of 90 MW (30 MW in Phase I and 60 MW in Phase II) at Village Bankur, Tehsil Chittapur, District Gulbarga in Karnataka. The plant is proposed to be located within the boundary limits (38 ha) of existing Zawar Cement Works (ZCW) of ZCPL, located in Gulbarga district of Karnataka. The existing colony with green belt is in an area 15 ha. About 12.5 ha of plant area will be developed under green belt. With an aim to revive the old and closed plant, it is proposed to set a new project within existing plant premises after dismantling old plant. No additional land is required. No National park, Wildlife Sanctuary, reserve forests / protected forests are located within 10 km of the project area. The total cost of the project is Rs 3,000 Crores.  Rs. 360 crores and Rs. 5 Crores will be earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures. 

 

The raw materials required for the unit are Limestone 6.8 MTPA, Coal 1.4 MTPA, Gypsum 0.3 MTPA and Fly ash 2.0 MTPA. Limestone is proposed to be transported through pipe conveyor or covered belt conveyor system from the Captive Bankur and Masrawada and Taranhalli mines. About 1.4 MTPA of Indian coal or 0.88 MTPA of Imported coal will be used. The company has signed MOU with M/s Adani Enterprises Limited fro supply of 1.4 MTPA of imported coal from South Africa and Indonesia. Gypsum will be sourced from Rajasthan and fly ash from the captive power plant and company’s own power plant.

 

Ambient air quality monitoring has been carried for PM10, SO2 and NOx. The resultant concentration based on the Indigenous coal for these parameters is 38.4 µg/m3, 19.2 µg/m3 and 22.2 µg/m3 respectively. The resultant concentration of SO2 µg/m3  based on Imported coal is 15.18 µg/m3 respectively. Values conform to the prescribed standards.

 

Glass fiber bag house of >99.98% efficiency will be installed to limit the dust concentration within 50 mg/m3. Online particulate emissions monitors will be installed for Kiln/Raw mill stack. Lime injection system will be provided to reduce SO2 pollution. A well-designed burner system will be installed which limits the temperature to a reasonably low value of NOx generation. All the conveyors will be provided with conveyer covers and hoods to offset any trapping of material in wind stream. High efficiency reverse air jet type bag filters are considered to arrest the air borne dust at all the locations where transfer of material from one conveyor to other takes place. The automatic bagging machine with bag filters will be installed for packing plant. The sprinkling of water will be done along the internal roads in the plant in order to control the dust arising due to the movement of vehicular traffic.

 

ESP of 99.95% efficiency will be installed in CPP and to cooler exhaust to control the dust emission below 50 mg/Nm3. Atmospheric Fluidized Bed Combustion (AFBC) Boiler at the Captive Power Plant, to control the emissions of SO2. Low NOx burners will be installed at the Captive Power Plant to control the NOx emissions below 50 ppm. Chimney of 80-m height is proposed for adequate dispersion of gaseous emissions. Unloading of coal trucks will be carried out with proper care avoiding dropping of the materials from height.

 

Water requirement of 6,000 m3/day would be met from the River Kagna flowing at 5 Km distance from the plant. The Government of Karnataka vide letter dated 22.06.2010 granted permission for drawl of 15 lakhs Gallon /day (6810 m3/d) of water from river Kagna 2 km  in east. No process wastewater will be generated. There will be no wastewater discharge from the proposed cement plant and 800 KLD of wastewater would be generated from the CPP. The effluents from the respective neutralization pits in the CPP (DM plant, blow down from steam generator) will be routed to an Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP). The ETP consists of neutralizer, Clarifloculator, pressure filters and softener. The sludge from the Clarifloculator is routed to sludge drying beds. The effluent will be subjected to tertiary treatment for 100% re-utilization. Sanitary wastewater will be treated in Sewage Water Reclamation Plant (SWRP) and treated water will be used in greenbelt or in plant operations/dust suppression.

 

There will be no solid waste generation from the cement plant and the dust collected from air pollution control equipment will be 100% recycled in process. Major portion of the other solid waste (scrap from stores / workshop, sludge from septic tanks) is either re-used or sent to authorized recyclers. The fly ash generated from the CPP will be (100%) utilized in the proposed cement plant for manufacturing the Portland Pozzolona Cement (PPC). Bottom ash will be collected and used for landfill in mining area for mined out lands.

 

All rotating machinery will be well lubricated and provided with enclosures as far as possible to reduce noise transmission. Provision of silencers will be made wherever possible and insulation will be provided for prevention of loss of heat and personnel safety will also act as noise reducers. Layouts, equipment foundations and structures will be designed keeping the requirement of noise abatement in view. Necessary enclosures will also be provided on the working platforms/areas to provide local protection in high noise level areas. All equipment will be kept in a well maintained condition with proper lubrication and housekeeping to avoid excessive noise generation. The workers will be provided with ear plugs.

 

Power requirement of 90 MW will be met from the Captive power plant. 20 MW power would be taken from Shahabad Grid station as emergency requirement and 10.5 MW DG set would be installed.

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

 

      i.        Continuous stack monitoring facilities to monitor gaseous emissions from all the stacks shall be provided.  The limit of PM shall be controlled within 50 mg/Nm3 by installing adequate air pollution control system. ESP to clinker cooler, captive power plant  Bag house to raw mill/kiln and bag filters to coal mill and cement mill etc. shall be installed to control the particulate emissions.  

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

   vi.        Fly ash shall be utilized as per the provisions of Fly Ash Notification, 1999, subsequently amended in 2009. Fly ash shall be stored in ash silo and 100% used in the cement manufacturing.

 

  vii.        Water requirement shall not exceed 6000m3/day. All the treated wastewater shall be recycled and reused in the process and/or for dust suppression and green belt development and other plant related activities etc. No process wastewater shall be discharged outside the factory premises and ‘zero’ discharge should be adopted. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  xv.        Occupational Safety & Health hazard management plan so that such exposure can be kept within permissible exposure level so as to protect health of workers shall be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore  within three months.

 

 xvi.        All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 25th May 2011 shall be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same shall be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore.

 

xvii.        At least 5 % of the total cost of the project shall be earmarked towards the Enterprise Social Commitment based on Public Hearing Issues 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.

 

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

 

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

 

28.2.3     Modernization and expansion of existing Alumina Refinery (from 660 KTPA to 900 KTPA) and Smelter Plant (from 356 KTPA to 472 KTPA) at Renukoot, District Sonebhadra in Uttar Pradesh by M/s Hindalco Industries Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance 

The project authorities and their consultant, Vimta labs Limited, Hyderabad, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 91st meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 9th -11th  February, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP report.  All the Alumina Refinery & Alumina Smelter Projects are listed at S.N. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgy Industry under Category ‘A’ and appraised at the Central Level. 

 

Public hearing for the project was conducted by the Uttar Pradesh State Pollution Control Board on 24.07.2009. The issues raised during the public hearing were regarding provision of employment to the local people, conservation of ground water, provision of drinking water and environment protection measures etc. All these issues has been addressed and incorporated in the final EIA / EMP report. 

 

M/s Hindalco Industries Ltd. have proposed for the modernization and expansion of existing Alumina Refinery (from 660 KTPA to 900 KTPA) and Smelter Plant (from 356 KTPA to 472 KTPA) at Renukoot, District Sonebhadra, Uttar Pradesh.  No captive power plant is proposed since it will be sourced from Renusagar TPP, a sister concern, located nearby. The existing unit is in operation since 1962. Process efficiency improvement through de-bottlenecking measures are envisaged. In smelter plant, 660 ports of 60 KA with advanced dry scrubbing system is envisaged. Total land required for the proposed expansion is 9.25 ha which is available within the existing plant premises. No additional land is required. Green belt has been raised in an area of 165.6 ha out of 487.1 ha of existing plant area. No National park and Wildlife Sanctuary is located within 10 km of the project area. Dudhi RF (4.5 km. E), Muirpur RF (5.0 km., SE) and Singrauli RF (9 km- NW) are located within 10 km radius of the plant. Rihand Reservoir is located at 2.5 km. (W) distance.  Bayer’s process will be used for the extraction of Alumina from Bauxite. Primary Aluminium will be produced by electrolytic reduction of Alumina using Hall-Heroult Process. Total cost of the project is Rs. 2,535.00 Crores. About Rs. 198.5 Crores will be invested fro environment protection measures.

 

Bauxite (25,08,826 MTPA), Lime (47,685 MTPA), C.P. Coke (50,000 MTPA), Aluminium Flouride (7,785 MTPA), C.P Coke (1,94,454 MTPA) , Fuel Oil (105923 TPA from IOC Haldia), Coal (200000 TPA) from Coal India Limited and open market. and Caustic Soda (95,685 MTPA) will be used as raw material. Bauxite will be sourced from Hindalco captive mines. Lime from Madhya Pradesh, coke from Barauni, Aluminium fluoride from TANFAC and caustic soda from BCCL and ABCIL, Renukoot will be obtained. Total power requirement for the proposed expansion will be 866.5 MW and sourced through Co-generation unit and Ranusagar Captive Power Plant. 

Ambient air quality has been monitored at 8 locations for SPM, SO2 and NOx. The maximum ground level concentration for these parameters occurs at a distance of 2.2 km in WSW direction. The values of these parameters are 144.1, 29.4 and 23.0 µg/m3 respectively. Values conform to the prescribed standards. Efficient Electrostatic Precipitators and Advance Dry Scrubbing System (ADSS) will be provided to control SO2, SPM, Fl & NOx emissions.  Fluoride emissions from pots will be controlled within (<) 0.8 kg/ton. To control fugitive emissions, enclosure and fog dust suppression system will be provided in unloading area. Bag filters will be provided to all transfer points for dust suppression. Regular water sprinkling will be carried during unloading.      

 

There will be no extra water withdrawal for proposed modernization and expansion. About 56750m3/day of water is required for the existing plant. 11250m3/day of waste water from the plant which is recycled after treatment and 9000 m3/day of domestic water is used for green belt. The net total water drawl from downstream of Rehand River will be 45000m3/day. After the proposed expansion, water requirement will be 62,500m3/day. About 21,000 m3/day of liquid waste will be generated which after treatment will be recycled. There will be no additional drawl of water from the downstream of Rehand River. Existing effluent treatment plant and sewage treatment plant will be used during expansion also for the treatment of liquid effluent and sewage. All the effluent will be recycled / reused and ‘zero’ discharge will be adopted.

 

Red mud will be the solid waste from the Bauxite refining.  Rotary vacuum drum filters will be used to convert wet mud slurry into cake form having 70% solid which will be disposed off in earmarked area. The fly ash will be supplied to cement manufacturers.  Spent pot lining will be utilized after recovery of its fluorine value to produce Cryolite in smelting process.  Its residue will be efficiently used in boilers as fuel with coal.  Used oil will be provided to authorized recyclers.  ETP and STP sludge will be used for plantation in red mud area. Industrial and domestic effluent will be treated and recycled for process use, greenbelt development etc.

 

The Committee noted the status of compliance of the existing plant and found that compliance appears to be satisfactory. The proponent also inform that no court case/ litigation is pending against the project. No show cause notice has been issued under the Air and Water Act and under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.

 

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

 

      i.        The gaseous emissions (PM, SO2, NOX, PAH, HC, VOCs and Fluoride) from various process units shall conform to the standards prescribed by the concerned authorities from time to time. The UPPCB may specify more stringent standards for the relevant parameters keeping in view the nature of the industry and its size and location. At no time, the emission levels shall go beyond the prescribed standards. In the event of failure of any pollution control system adopted by the unit, the respective unit shall not be restarted until the control measures are rectified to achieve the desired efficiency. The particulate emissions from the bake oven plant shall not exceed 50 mg/Nm3.

 

  1. The poly-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) from the carbon plant (anode bake oven) shall not exceed 2 mg/Nm3. The data on PAH shall be monitored quarterly and report submitted regularly to the Ministry/Regional Office at Lucknow and UPPCB.

 

  1. Fluoride consumption should be less than 8 kg/ton of Aluminium produced as specified in the CREP guidelines. 

 

  1. Fugitive Fluoride emissions from the pot room and in the forage around the smelter complex shall be monitored and data submitted regularly to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Lucknow and UPPCB. Further dry scrubbing system to control the emissions from the pot lines should be provided.

 

  1. The proponent shall upload the status of compliance of the stipulated environmental clearance conditions, including monitored data on their website and shall update the same periodically. It shall simultaneously be sent to the Regional Office of MoEF, the respective Zonal Office of CPCB and the SPCB. The criteria pollutant namely; SPM, RSPM, SO2, NOx (Ambient levels as well as stack emissions) or critical sectoral parameters, indicated for the project shall be monitored and displayed at the convenient location near the main gate of the Company in the public domain.

 

   vi.        Electrostatic precipitator(s) shall be provided to kiln and boiler stacks to control gaseous emissions within 50 mg/Nm3. The height of the stacks shall be as per the CPCB guidelines. Gaseous emissions shall be regularly monitored and records maintained and reports submitted to this Ministry including its Regional Office at Lucknow / CPCB and UPPCB six monthly.

 

  vii.        Total water requirement after expansion from downstream of Rehand River shall not 45,000m3/day. Oily wastewater shall be treated in API separator and routed to reclamation pond for recycling. All the treated wastewater shall be treated in ETP and recycled. Closed circuit system with ‘zero’ discharge concept shall be adopted to control water pollution. No wastewater shall be discharged outside the plant.  The domestic wastewater shall be treated in the sewage treatment plant and treated wastewater conforming to the standards for land application shall be reused for green belt development within the plant premises.

 

 viii.        Red mud shall be stored in the red mud pond only designed as per the CPCB guidelines with proper leachate collection system and ground water all around the red mud disposal area shall be monitored regularly and report submitted to the UPPCB/CPCB and Regional Office of the Ministry at Lucknow.  Efforts shall also be made to find out productive uses of red mud in brick and ceramic products etc. Proper care shall be taken to ensure no run off or seepage from the red mud disposal site to natural drainage. Sewage sludge shall be used as manure within the premises.

 

   ix.        Fly ash generated from the captive power plant shall be utilized as per Fly ash Notification, 1999 and subsequent amendment in 2009. All the fly ash generated shall be properly stored in ash storage pond and provided to cement and brick manufacturers for further utilization.

 

    x.        Green belt shall be developed in 33% area to mitigate the effects of fugitive emissions as per the CPCB guidelines.

 

   xi.        Anode butts generated from the pots shall be cleaned and recycled to the Anode Plant. The spent pot lining generated from the smelter should be properly treated in spent pot lining treatment plant to remove fluoride and cyanide and disposed off to the Cement/Steel plants and as minimum as possible to secured landfill. The location and design of the landfill site should be approved by the UPPCB as per Hazardous Wastes (Management, Handling and Transboundary Movement) Rules 2008.  Leachate collection facilities should be provided to the secured landfill facility (SLF). The dross shall be recycled in the cast house.

 

  xii.        Occupational Health Surveillance of the workers should be done on a regular basis and records maintained as per the Factories Act.

 

 xiii.        All the recommendations made in the Charter on Corporate Responsibility for Environment Protection (CREP) for the Aluminium sector should be strictly implemented.

 

 xiv.        The company shall comply with all the commitment made during public hearing/public consultation held on 24th July, 2009.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

28.2.4     Expansion of Cement Grinding Unit (0.18 Million TPA) at J. L No. 20, Dag No. 50, 51/277/278/279/280/281, Village Kartowa, P.O. Mohanvita, P.S. Rajganj, District Jalpaiguri, West Bengal by M/s. Millenium Cement Co. Pvt. Ltd (Formerly M/s Shatabdi Cement Co. Private Limited) - regarding Environmental Clearance

            The project authorities and their consultant, CTRAN Consulting Limited, Bhubaneswar, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 11th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 24th – 26th June, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP report.  All the stand-alone cement grinding units (<1 Million TPA) are listed at S. N. 3(b) under category ‘B’ and should have been appraised at the State level by the SEIAA/SEAC. However, due to location of the project within 10 km of the International border of Bangladesh and applicability of general condition, proposal is appraised at central level.

 

            The proposal is exempted from public hearing by categorizing in B-2 category due to use of energy efficient technology, no clinker manufacturing at the proposed site, no sensitive area within 10 km. radius, ‘zero’ effluent discharge, utilization of all the solid waste in the process itself including utilization of fly ash etc.

 

M/s Millenium Cement Co. Pvt. Ltd (Formerly M/s Shatabdi Cement Co. Private Limited). have proposed for the expansion of Cement Grinding Unit (0.18 Million TPA) at Village Kartowa, District Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. The land area for the plant is 3000 m2 of which green belt will be raised in 33% of the plant area. Expansion will be carried within the existing plant area no additional land is required. Bangladesh border is within 10 Km radius from the proposed plant. Clinker will be procured from M/s Tata Steels Cement, M/s Gujarat Ambuja Cement, M/s Kalyanpur Cement, M/s Jaypee Cement, M/s Rewa Cement, M/s Raymonds Cement Ltd. etc. Fly Ash will be procured from Thermal Power Plant at Farrakka. Gypsum will be sourced from mines of Bhutan. The existing unit started its operation in the year 2001. No litigation is pending against the project /land. Total project cost is Rs. 1,030.27 Lakhs.  Rs. 20.70 Lakhs earmarked for pollution control measures.

 

In the proposed plant, source of air pollution will be from the ball mill in the form of dust. Bag filter will be provided to control dust emissions. The source of fugitive emissions will be material handling and cement packaging section, which will be controlled by installing bag filter. Additional 5m3/day ground water from bore wells will be required for the proposed expansion.  No process effluent will be generated. The sanitary sewage will be routed through septic tank. The process will not generate solid waste. Additional power supply (750 KVA) will be procured from the West Bengal State Electricity Board.

 

The Committee noted that the unit started its operation in 2001 and it did not attract the provisions of EIA Notification, 1994. Detailed status of compliance to the conditions stipulated in the NOC granted by the SPCB was noted by the Committee and It was felt that compliance is satisfactory. The proponent informed that no show cause notice has been issued under the provisions of Air and Water Acts.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  vii.        Total ground water requirement shall not exceed 25m3/day and necessary permission from the competent authority for the drawl of water shall be obtained. Efforts shall be made to further reduce water consumption by using air cooled condensers. All the treated wastewater should be recycled and reused in the process and/or for dust suppression and green belt development and other plant related activities etc. No process wastewater shall be discharged outside the factory premises and ‘zero’ discharge should be adopted. 

 

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

                                                      

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

28.2.5     Proposed Rail Cast Steel Wheel (1,00,000 No/annum.) project at Village Bela, Block Dariyapur, Dist. Saran (Chapra), Bihar by M/s Indian Railways (Workshop Projects) - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

            The project authorities and their consultant M/s Shiva Test House, Patna gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 16th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 22nd – 24th November, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP report.   Proposed rail wheel project is secondary metallurgical processing industry listed at Sl. No. 3 (a) under Category ‘B’ as per the amendment to the EIA Notification, 2006 and are appraised at the State level but due to the non existence of SEAC in Bihar, the proposal is appraised at the Centre.

 

Public hearing for the project was conducted by the Bihar State Pollution Control Board on 30.06.2011. The issues raised during the public hearing were regarding how the local people will be benefited due to this project, impact of water pollution, impact on the agriculture land, measures for air pollution control, etc. All these issues has been addressed and incorporated in the final EIA / EMP report. 

 

M/s Indian Railways have proposed for setting up of Cast Steel Rail Wheel Plant of 1,00,000 Nos. (62235 TPA) at Village Bela, Block Dariyapur, Dist. Saran (Chapra), Bihar. Total project area of 256.646 acres is already acquired and 84.7 acres (33 %) is earmarked for the green belt development along the plant boundary & project premises. No national parks/wild life sanctuary/reserve forests are located within 10 km radius of the project area. Total cost of the project is Rs. 1,417.23 Crores.  Rs. 1.55 Crores and Rs. 0.55 Crores earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

Following facilities will be installed:

 

Major Units

Capacity

Product

End Use

Electric Arc Furnace

20 T * 2

1,00,000 Nos. Cast Steel Rail Wheels

Used in Indian Railways

Ladle Furnace

21 T * 3

 

The major raw materials required for the proposed project are heavy metal scrap (own generation by Indian railways), light metal scrap, shop return scrap, turning and borings, liquid Oxygen, Bharat Metal Cutting Gas, HSD & LPG.

 

Fume extraction & Dust Collection System will be installed to control gaseous emissions from furnaces. DG set exhaust will be equipped with Scrubber. Moreover Stack of adequate height will be provided to the furnace & DG exhaust to control gaseous emissions.

 

The water requirement will be 250m3/day which will be met from the ground water source.   80 % of water will be recycled and reused. Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by up-flow anaerobic filter.  No effluent will be discharged from the project outside the premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted. It is proposed to develop rain water harvesting structure to recharge the ground water.

 

About 223 Kg/ day of solid waste will be generated from the proposed project which mainly consists of Paper, cardboard, glass, metal, plastic containers, degradable waste, kitchen oil and grease, batteries, fluorescent lights, and electronics. Recyclable items from the above will be separated & balance will be converted to compost to be used as manure in green belt & horticulture purposes.  

 

Total power requirement will be 60 MVA. D.G. set will be equipped with accosting enclosures. No litigation / court case is in pending against the proposal. The project authorities have shown the baseline data generated by RITES during the period March to May’2007.

The Committee deliberated the project in detailed and noted that a large quantity of LPG is to be sourced from IOCL depot and liquid oxygen is to be sourced from BOC through road tankers. It was also noted that there is a need to revise the land requirement which appears to be on the hire site. Further layout plan should be revised showing the green belt all around the plant area. Details of steel making technology should be provided. About 5% of project cost should be earmarked towards the enterprise social commitment.

In view of the above, the Committee deferred the project for reconsideration and sought the following additional details:

i.      The company shall explore the alternative fuel instead of LPG. The company should have own producer gas plant and oxygen plant.

 

ii.     Details of steel making technology shall be provided.

 

iii.    Land requirement appears to be high and should be optimized.

 

iv.   Revised layout plan showing the green belt all around the plant.

 

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

 

28.2.6     Proposed Chrysotile Asbestos Fiber Cement Roofing and Accessories Manufacturing Plant (2,40,000 MTPA) at Plot No. Z5 in IID Centre, Somnathpur Industrial Estate, Village Naraharipur, Tehsil & District Balasore in Orissa by M/s Everest Industries Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

The project authorities and their consultant M/s Ecomen Laboratories Pvt. Limited, Lucknow, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 18th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 24th – 25th January, 2011 for preparation of EIA/EMP report.  All the Asbestos Fibre Sheet Manufacturing Cement Plants have been listed at Sl. No. 4 (C) of Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 as Category ‘A’ and have to be appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee -1 (Industry) in the Ministry. 

 

Public hearing is not required as the unit is located in the notified Industrial estate.

 

M/s Everest Industries Limited have proposed for Fiber Cement Sheet Plant at Somnathpur Industrial Estate, Village Naraharipur, Tehsil & District Balasore in Orissa. The proposed site is situated at Somnathpur Industrial Estate. Total proposed project area is of 21.37 acres. Rehabilitation and Resettlement is not applicable. Budhabalanga River is at distance of 8.0 km in North direction. No National Park / Wildlife Sanctuary / Reserve Forest is located within 10 km radius of the project. Only Nilgiri Protected Forest is at a distance of 5.5 km in North West direction. Total cost of the project is Rs. 33.44 Crores.

 

The Products & Capacity of production are as follows:

 

·       Asbestos Cement Corrugated Sheet - 2,40,000 Metric ortl/Annum

·         Non Asbestos Cement Flat Sheets:72,000 Metric ortl/Annum

·         Non Asbestos Cement Corrugated Sheets:1,08,000 Metric tones/Annum

·         RAPICON Panel: 18,000 Metric tones/Annum.

 

The raw material required would be ordinary Portland cement, fly ash, chrysotile asbestos fiber and pulp. The cement would be purchased from ACC and JK Cement in Madhya Pradesh. Fly ash will be sourced from Jindal Power Plant in Orissa and Kolaghat Thermal Power Plant in West Bengal. The chrysotile asbestos fiber will be obtained from Russia, Canada, Brazil and Zimbabwe. Pulp would be sourced from Russia, New Zealand, Chile and from Chennai. Fiber Cement Sheets will be manufactured by adopting a Wet Process and hence dust emission will be minimized. Dust Collectors (with reverse pulse jet) at all critical locations (Bag House of Bag Filters) will be provided. SUAM Guidelines (Safe Use of Asbestos Manual) for Safe handling of asbestos will be followed. Periodical Monitoring and Measuring of dust levels will be done.

 

Total water requirement will be 351m3/day, which will be supplied by the Industrial Estate. Closed Water Circuit System for production will be adopted where the entire process water is re-circulated back to process and thus a zero discharge process is maintained. The process water will pass through decantation cones and setting tanks enabling 100% reutilization. As all the industrial effluent water will be recycled in the production process, there will be no release of effluent water. Domestic effluent will be treated in a sewage treatment plant & the treated water will be utilized for gardening. Rainwater from the roof top and from the open space will be collected and channelized through storm water drain for recharging of ground water through the recharge well located within the plant area. One open pond will be created to collect rain water in case of heavy down pour in the catchment area within the factory premises, which will be connected to recharge wells. Total Power Consumption would be 2,200 KW, which will be drawn from the State Electricity Board.

 

Fully automatic bag opening device will be provided. Empty asbestos bags will be automatically shredded and used in the process. There will be no dumping of any waste material including spillages as these would be automatically reused in the process. Sludge from STP will be used as manure. Cleaning waste will be treated in a ball mill and reused into the process.

 

The Committee deferred the project for reconsideration without calling the project proponent and sought the following additional details:

                      i.        Revised lay out plan showing 20 m wide green belt all around the plant area

                     ii.        Trace metal analysis of ground water and surface water

                    iii.        Trace metal analysis of Chrysotile fiber and fly ash

                   iv.        Asbestos concentration in the work place and stack emission data in the existing units of M/s Everest Industries Limited.

                    v.        Details of Occupational Health Surveillance of the workers

 

28.2.7     Expansion of Cement Grinding unit form 45 TPD to 145 TPD capacity at Rural Focal Point, Pathrala, District Bhatinda, Punjab by M/s New Century Cement Company- regarding Environmental Clearance

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s CPTL Envirotech gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 19th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 22nd – 23rd February, 2011 for preparation of EIA/EMP report. The stand alone cement grinding units are covered under Category ‘B’ as per Sl. No. 3(b) of the Schedule of the EIA notification 2006. As the project is located within 10 km distance of the interstate boundary, as per general condition of EIA Notification, 2006, proposal has been appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) in the Ministry.

 

            The proposal is exempted from public hearing by categorizing in B-2 category due to use of energy efficient technology, no clinker manufacturing at the proposed site, no sensitive area within 10 km. radius, ‘zero’ effluent discharge, utilization of all the solid waste in the process itself including utilization of fly ash etc.

 

M/s New Century Cement Company have proposed to enhance the capacity of cement grinding unit from 45 TPD to 145 TPD capacity at Rural Focal Point, Pathrala, District Bhatinda, Punjab. Total land requirement for the project is 1.25 acres. Green belt will be developed over an area of 1710 m2 area.  No national parks / biosphere reserves / ecologically sensitive areas / reserve forests are located within 10 km radius of the project area. The cost of the project is Rs 70.00 lakhs.

 

Clinker (96 MT), gypsum (6.5 MT), & fly ash (43 MT) will be the raw materials used during the grinding of cement .Clinker will be sourced from Himachal Pradesh & Rajasthan, gypsum from Rajasthan and fly ash from Bathinda.

 

It is proposed to install Bag filters to control particulate emissions within permissible limits. Stack of suitable height would be provided for the DG set to control emission of PM, SO2 & NOx levels. Fugitive emissions from fly ash handling, clinker hopper, & gypsum storage, weight feeders, grinding mills and packing machines will be controlled by providing covered sheds for storage of raw materials and fully covered conveyors for transportation of materials, etc.

           

Water requirement of 5m3/day will be sourced from the bore well. No industrial wastewater will be generated from the cement plant.  Domestic waste water generated will be treated in Septic tank. All the treated wastewater will be used for ash conditioning, dust suppression and green belt development.  It is proposed to develop rain water harvesting structure to recharge the rain water aquifer.

 

The dust collected from the various air pollution control measures like bag houses/filters etc. will be totally recycled in the process for cement grinding. Fly ash will be pneumatically transported to the cement plant to be used in the cement grinding. Used oil will be sold to the authorized recyclers.

 

Acoustic enclosures will be provided to control noise pollution. PPE will be provided to the all workers. Power required for the proposed plant will be sourced from the Punjab State Electricity Board 500 KW.  DG sets of 250 KVA will also be installed for power backup.

The Committee took note of the compliance status to the conditions stipulated in NOC granted by the SPCB and noted that company has complied with the stipulations.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  vii.        Total ground water requirement for the cement plant shall not exceed 5m3/day and necessary permission for the drawl shall be obtained. All the treated wastewater shall be recycled and reused in the process and/or for dust suppression and green belt development and other plant related activities etc. No process wastewater shall be discharged outside the factory premises and ‘zero’ discharge shall be adopted. 

 

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

                                                      

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

28.2.8     Expansion of the existing Steel Rolling Unit (1,05,000 MTPA of round steel bars and flats and 2,94,000 MTPA of billets) by installation of one Rolling Mill and two Electric Arc Furnaces at Industrial Area, Near Focal Point, Phase-VII, Ludhiana in Punjab by M/s Arora Iron & Steel Rolling Mills (P) Limited- regarding Environmental Clearance

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s CPTL Envirotech Designers & Pollution Control Consultants, Chandigarh, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 25th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 29th – 30th June, 2011 for preparation of EIA/EMP report.  The project activity falls in Secondary Metallurgical Industries under category ‘B’ of the amendment to the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the State level. Since the project is located within 10 km of the Critically Polluted Area, as per the General Condition, the proposal has been appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) in the Ministry.

 

            The proposal is exempted from public hearing as the unit is located in the notified industrial area.

M/s Arora Iron & Steel Rolling Mills (P) Limited is an existing industry having Steel Rolling Unit manufacturing round steel bars and flats etc. at Industrial Area, Near Focal Point, Phase VII, Ludhiana, Punjab. The PP now proposes to enhance the capacity of unit by addition of one. Rolling Mill and two numbers of Electric Arc Furnaces of 30 TPH capacities each. The total project area is 8 acres of which the existing project area is 6 acres. There are no Wild Life Sanctuaries, Reserved /Protected Forests or Defence Installations, Rivers and Hill Ranges within 10 km of the project site. Total Cost of the Project is Rs. 47.30 Crores and Rs. 2.5 Crore has been provided for pollution control Measures.

 

The existing unit is manufacturing 1,05,000 MTPA of round steel bars and flats etc. The capacity of the unit after expansion will be 2, 94,000 MTPA Steel Billets & 2,10,000 MTPA of round steel bars and flats etc. The raw materials used in the manufacturing of MS billets are MS Scrap, Sponge Iron and Ferro Alloys. These billets are used to prepare bars, Angles & Channels. The total power demand for the unit after expansion will be about 62.5 MW. This demand will be met by sourcing the power from Punjab State Power Corporation Limited from the nearby Sub-station.

 

For air pollution control, Cyclones & Bag filters have been provided to EAF and scrubber for rolling mills. The total water requirement will be 150 m3/day, of which 120 m3/day will be used for cooling purpose and 30 m3/day will be used for domestic purpose. There would be no generation of process waste water. Domestic wastewater shall be treated through STP and the same will be used within the premises for plantation. The solid wastes would be generated in the form of slag from the furnace which will be sold to the cement plants. Bag filter dust will be sent to TSDF site. Used oil will be sold to authorized recyclers.

 

The Committee took note of the compliance status to the conditions stipulated in NOC granted by the SPCB and noted that company has complied with the stipulations. The proponent informed that no show cause notice issued to the company under the Air and Water Act and no litigation is pending against the unit.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

    v.        The total water requirement shall not exceed 150m3/day. Permission from the State Irrigation Department / Central Ground Water Board for drawl of water shall be obtained as may be applicable in this case.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

28.2.9     Proposed Mild Steel billets manufacturing Unit of 3,00,000 MTPA capacity at Village Akalgarh and Bhagwanpura, Tehsil Nabha and Amloh, District Patiala and Fatehgarh Sahib in Punjab by M/s Madhav Alloys Pvt. Limited- regarding Environmental Clearance

The project authorities and their consultant M/s Enkay Enviro Services, Jaipur Rajasthan gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 15th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 25th – 27th October, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP report. The proposed unit is listed at 3 (a) under Category ‘B’ as per the amendment of EIA Notification, 2006 dated 1st December, 2009.  Due to location of the project within 10 km of the Critically Polluted Area, as per the General Condition, the proposal has been appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) in the Ministry.

 

Public hearing for the project was conducted by Punjab State Pollution Control Board separately for the District Amloh and District Patiala on 1st March, 2011. The issues raised during the public hearing were regarding provision of employment to the skilled or unskilled people of the area, proper disposal of effluent safety measures, installation of pollution control equipment, development of equipment etc. All these issues has been addressed and incorporated in the final EIA / EMP report. 

 

M/s Madhav Alloys Pvt. Ltd. have proposed for M.S. Billets manufacturing unit (3,00,000 MTPA) at Village-Akalgarh and Bhagwanpura, Tehsil Nabha and Amloh, Dist.-Patiala and Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab. The total land requirement is 21.02 acres.  No National Park/Wild life sanctuary/Reserve Forest is located within 10 Km radius of the project. Bhadsan Bir Protected Forest is located at 3 km towards SW from the site. No endangered / endemic species of flora and fauna have been reported in the study area. Total cost of the project is Rs. 107.86 Crore and Rs. 5.45 Crore have been earmarked for environment protection measures.

 

Ferro alloy, Iron & steel Ingots, Scrap, Sponge iron, Blocks Blooms, Lumps etc (3,09,278 MTA) will be used as raw material. The manufacturing process involves Melting of steel /iron in Induction Furnace, then transfer of metal to LRF, then pouring of metal in CCM moulds and solidification. The Solid billets are taken out from moulds for gas cuttings and cleaned to get the final product as Billets.

 

            To control the particulate emissions, pulse jet type bag filters would be installed. Stack of 30 m height will be provided for both the furnaces and the D.G set.

 

            One time fresh water demand will be 720 m3/day (700 m3/day for industrial operation & 20 m3/day for domestic purpose). Out of the 700 m3/day, 580m3/day will be in continuous circulation.  Thus, the total fresh water demand will be 140m3/day which will be sourced from bore well.  Industrial waste water generated will be treated in ETP and the treated water will be recycled into the process. The domestic effluent will be treated in STP based on Submerged Aerated Fixed Film (SAFF) technology. The total power requirement is 26 MW which will be met from the 66 KV substation of PSEB. DG set of 1,500 KVA capacity will be installed for power back up which requires 300 litres/day of HSD.

            The solid waste generated in the form of slag will be sold to the cement industries. The sludge from the STP will be used as manure. The sludge from the ETP will be sent to TSDF.

 

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

 

      i.        The company shall install bag filters etc. to control the particulate emissions below 50 mg/Nm3.   The gaseous emissions shall be dispersed through stack of adequate height as per the prescribed standards.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

    v.        The total water requirement shall not exceed 720m3/day. Permission from the State Irrigation Department / Central Ground Water Board for drawl of water shall be obtained as may be applicable in this case.

 

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

 

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

 

 viii.        All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 1st March, 2011 shall be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same shall be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore.

 

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

 

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

 

 

28.2.10  Ferro Alloys Plant (2x4.5 MVA, Submerged Electro Arc Furnace for production of 16,500 TPA of Ferro Alloys (Ferro Silicon - 3300 TPA / Ferro Manganese- 4950 TPA / Silico Manganese - 4950 TPA / Ferro Chrome-330 TPA) at Sy no. 93, Village Sampathipuram, Mandal Anakapalli, District Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh by M/s Sarojini Ferro Alloys Private Limited- regarding Environmental Clearance

            The project authorities and their consultant, Pioneer Enviro Laboratories Consultants Pvt. Limited, Hyderabad, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 11th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 24th – 26th June, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP report. All the Ferro Alloy Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgical Industry under Category ‘A’ and appraised at the Central level. 

 

 Public hearing for the project was conducted by Andhra Pradesh State Pollution Control Board on 20.01.2011. The public generally welcome the project. The issues raised during the public hearing were regarding provision of employment to the local Villagers, prevention of environmental damage etc. All these issues has been addressed and incorporated in the final EIA / EMP report. 

 

M/s Sarojini Ferro Alloys Pvt. Limited have proposed for the Ferro Alloys Plant (2x4.5 MVA, Submerged Electro Arc Furnace) for production of 16,500 TPA of Ferro Alloys at Village Sampathipuram, Mandal Anakapalli, District Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.  Total land area acquired is 3.14 acres of which 1.04 acres has been earmarked for green belt. No National Park/Wild life sanctuary is located within 10 Km radius of the project. However, Panchadarla reserve forest, Mallam / Pangidi reserve forest, Gobburu reserve forest are at distance of 9 km, 8.2 km, 8.7 km respectively from the plant area. Total cost of the project is Rs. 18.0 Crores. 

 

            Chromium ore, coke, quartz, manganese ore, mill scale, ferro manganese slag and dolomite will be required as raw material. Chromium ore will be sourced from Orissa. Coke and mill scale will be obtained from Visakhapatnam. Manganese ore will be sourced from Barbil in Orissa and dolomite from Sundergarh in Orissa. Quartz and ferro manganese slag will be from in plant generation. Power (164 KVA) will be sourced from AP TRANSCO.  HSD (200 L/day) will be used as fuel.

           

Ambient air quality has been monitored for PM2.5, PM10, SO2 and NOx at 8 locations. The values of these parameters ranged from 12.3-19.9 µg/m3, 21.1-33.4 µg/m3, 6.2-12.5 µg/m3, 10.2-20.7 µg/m3 respectively. Values conform to the prescribed standards. Maximum concentration of PM10 reported at a distance of 1 km of the project is 0.3µg/m3. There would be no impact on the reserve forest which are located at a distance of 8-9 km.

 

It is proposed to install fume extraction and cleaning system with bag filters to control particulate below 50mg/m3 from the submerged electric arc furnace. De-dusting system will be provided to control the fugitive dust at various material transfer points. The flue gases from the submerged arc furnaces will be treated in the fume extraction system with bag filter and will be discharged through stacks of 30 m height for effective dispersion.

Total ground water requirement from bore wells will be 50m3/day. Treated water from cooling towers will be recycled and reused.  The treated effluent will be used for ash conditioning, dust suppression and green belt development. Service water will be passed through oil separator to remove oil content in the effluent.  Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted. It is proposed to develop rain water harvesting structure to conserve the water to meet the water requirement and to harvest the run of water from the roof top to recharge the ground water.

The solid waste would be generated in the form of ferro chrome slag which would be further process from chrome recovery. TCLP test will be carried on the ferro chrome slag. If any chrome content will be present, it will be sent to TSDF, otherwise it will be used in road construction. Ferro-Manganese slag will be used as a raw material for Silico-Manganese.  Silico-Manganese slag will be used for road construction etc. Ferro-Silicon will be used in cast iron foundries. Bag filter dust would be briquetted and will be used into the process. Waste / used spent oil and used batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers / re-processors.

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

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

 

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

                       

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

                         

  vii.        The total water requirement shall not exceed 50m3/day. ‘Zero’ effluent discharge shall be strictly followed and no wastewater should be discharged outside the premises.

                                                                                                                                          

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 xiii.        All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 20th January, 2011 shall be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same shall be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore.

 

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

 

28.2.11      Expansion of existing Induction Furnace and Rolling Mill by installation of Iron ore Beneficiation and Pelletization Unit at Plot No. 97 & 98, J.P Durgah Road, Kottur Industrial Area, Village & Mandal Kottur, District Mahaboobnagar in Andhra Pradesh by M/s Vinayak Steels Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

The Project authorities and their consultant, M/s Consafe Science (India), Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 24th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 19th – 20th May, 2011 for preparation of EIA/EMP report. All the Pellet Plants and Iron Ore beneficiation plants (> 0.1 MTPA throughput) are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Primary Metallurgical Industries and 2(a) respectively under category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

Public hearing is not required as per Para 7(i) III (b) of EIA Notification, 2006 as the project is located in notified Kottur industrial area.

 

M/s Vinayak Steels Limited have proposed for expansion of existing induction furnace and rolling mill by installation of Iron ore Beneficiation and Pelletization Unit at Plot No. 97 & 98, J.P Durgah Road, Kottur Industrial Area, Village & Mandal Kottur, District Mahaboobnagar in Andhra Pradesh. The land acquired for the proposed expansion is 4 acres and green belt will be developed in 1.32 acres of the project area. No National Park / Wild life sanctuary / Reserve Forest is located within 10 Km radius of the project. Total cost of the project is Rs. 5 Crores and the budget for Environment Management and Pollution Control measures is Rs. 0.5 Crores.

 

Following are the details of existing and proposed expansion facilities:

 

S.No.

Facility

Existing

Proposed Expansion

1

Induction Furnace

(4.5 TPH furnace)

100 TPD / 33,000 TPA

 (Ingots / Billets)

----

2

Induction Furnace (12TPCx2)

240 TPD / 72,000 TPA

(Ingots / Billets)

----

3

Rolling Mill

(Reheating Furnace)

150 TPD / 49,500 TPA

(M.S. Bars / Structures)

----

4

Iron Ore Beneficiation and Pelletization Plant

-----

300 TPD/1,08,000 TPA (Pellets)

 

 

            The raw materials required are iron ore, coal and Bentonite. Iron ore will be sourced from M/s NMDC. Coal will be imported from Indonesia and Bentonite from Andhra Pradesh. The Company has signed MoU for supply of Imported coal.

 

To control the particulate emissions from the induction furnace bag house will be installed. Fumes will be evaporated through hoods with swiveling mechanism and ducting. Emission will be dispersed through stack of 30m height. Bag filter and ESP will be provided for control of SPM from Crushing of Raw materials and Pelletization Kiln respectively. The total water requirement of 20m3/day would be sourced from the ground water. No process effluent would be generated. The power requirement of 1,600 KVA and will be sourced from APSEB.

 

The Committee noted that existing plant for manufacturing of Ingots did not require environmental clearance. The compliance to the conditions stipulated in NOC granted by the State Pollution Control Board were looked into by the Committee. It was noted that compliance appears to be satisfactory. The proponent also informed that no directions / orders have been passed by any court of law. No litigations have been filed against the industry.

 

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

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

 

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

      

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

 

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

 

v.        The total water requirement shall not exceed 20m3/day. ‘Zero’ effluent discharge shall be strictly followed and no wastewater should be discharged outside the premises.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Proposal for Reconsideration

28.2.12      Expansion of Sponge Iron Plant (from 100 TPD to 400 TPD), Induction Furnace (from 28,000 TPA to 75,000 TPA), Rolling Mill (45,000 TPA to 1, 20,000 TPA) and Captive Power Plant 20 MW (12 MW WHRB, 8 MW FBC) within the existing premises at Village Kottur Industrial Area, Taluka & District Mahaboobnagar, Andhra Pradesh by M/s Tirupati Udyog Limited- regarding Reconsideration

The above proposal was considered in the 26th Meeting of the EAC (Industry-1) held during 21st & 22nd July, 2011. The Committee after detailed deliberation sought the following additional information for reconsideration of the project without calling the project proponent:

 

·         Photograph of the existing plant area.

·         Data on trace metal analysis from the recognized lab along with instruments used.

·         Data on PAH from the recognized lab.

·         Detailed effluent treatment plan and the characteristics of treated effluent.

·         Management plan for fluoride in the drinking water.

·         Details of occupational health surveillance programme.

 

The PP vide letter dated 01.09.2011 have submitted the above information. The desired information was circulated among the members of the Committee. The Committee noted the compliance to the conditions stipulated in the NOC for the existing capacity and found that company complied with the conditions satisfactory. The Committee found the information provided by the proponent is satisfactory and recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to stipulation of following safeguards:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

    v.        Total water requirement shall not exceed 340m3/day and the standard prescribed for the steel plants. Efforts shall further be made to use maximum water from the rain water harvesting sources.  Installation of air cooled condensers shall be explored and closed circuit cooling system shall be provided to reduce water consumption and water requirement shall be modified accordingly. All the effluent should be treated and used for ash handling, dust suppression and green belt development.  No effluent shall be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge shall be adopted. Sanitary sewage should be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.

 

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

 

  vii.        Proper utilization of fly ash shall be ensured as per Fly Ash Notification, 1999 and subsequent amendment in 2003 and 2009. All the fly ash should be provided to cement and brick manufacturers for further utilization and Memorandum of Understanding should be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore

 

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

                                                                       

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

28.2.13      Proposed Ferro Alloys Manufacturing Unit (1 X 9 MVA SEAF, 8,880 TPA of Ferro Manganese & 12,000 TPA of Silico Manganese at Plot No: 212, Growth Center, APIIC, Bobbili Mandal of Vizianagaram District in Andhra Pradesh by M/s Karco Metals Pvt. Limited- regarding Reconsideration

The above proposal was considered in the 26th Meeting of the EAC (Industry-1) held during 21st & 22nd July, 2011. The Committee after detailed deliberation sought the following additional information for reconsideration of the project without calling the project proponent:

 

·         Revised lay out plan including green belt.

 

·         Clarification regarding  Bobbili Fort is an archaeologically important site

 

·         Chemical analysis of Raw Materials including Trace Elements

 

·         Flood hazardous zonation map at 1:5000 to 1 : 10,000 scale

 

·         Management plan for disposal of Silico-manganese slag.

 

·         Compliance to TORs prescribed regarding Occupation health Surveillance (OHS) Programme.

The PP vide letter dated 02.09.2011 have submitted the above information. The desired information was circulated among the members of the Committee. The Committee found the information provided by the proponent is satisfactory and recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to stipulation of following environmental safeguards:

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

 

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

                       

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

                         

  vii.        The total water requirement shall not exceed 42m3/day. ‘Zero’ effluent discharge shall be strictly followed and no wastewater should be discharged outside the premises.

                                                                                                                                          

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

28.2.14      Mini Cement Plant (37, 500 MTPA) at Sy. NO. 47, Village Patapar, District Junagadh in Gujarat by M/s Amul Cement Industries - regarding Reconsideration

 

The proponent did not attend the meeting. The Committee decided to consider the project and when as requested by the proponent.

 

28.2.15      Proposed Fibre Cement Corrugated Sheets Manufacturing Plant (2,50,000 TPA) at Village Chak Sultanpur & Rampur Rajdhari, Tehsil Goraul, District Vaishali, Bihar by M/s UAL – Bihar (A Unit of M/s UAL Industries Ltd.)- regarding reconsideration

The proposal for Fibre Cement Corrugated Sheets Manufacturing Plant (2,50,000 TPA) at Village Chak Sultanpur & Rampur Rajdhari, Block Goraul, District Vaishali, Bihar by M/s UAL – Bihar (A Unit of M/s UAL Industries Ltd.) was considered for Environmental Clearance in the 25th Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held between 29th - 30th June, 2011. The EAC decided that a site visit by the Committee members be undertaken to verify the facts as brought out in the representation regarding the violation by M/s UAL-Bihar before consideration of the project. 

 

            The Sub-Committee visited the site on 15th September, 2011. Visualized the distance of habitation, road from project site etc. using the Google map and deliberated on various issues with the project proponent and the EIA Consultant. The committee was given written representations by the locals for and against the project. The Sub-Committee made the following observations:

 

·        The school, state highway and hospital are more than 500 m from the battery limit as visualized through Google map. As per the report of Circle Officer, Goraul, Vaishali submitted to BSPCB, there are 164 people and 15 families living within the 500 m from the Dust Collector point of UAL Bihar. As informed by BSPCB that as per BSPCB guidelines, the human habitation refers to permanent dwellers not less than 200. Hence, the project site is meeting BSPCB guidelines.

 

·        The EIA Consultant informed that the latitude and longitude mentioned in the EIA Report are as per the Toposheet No. 72 G of Survey of India.

 

·        It was informed that the project site is an abandoned site of a brick manufacturing unit.

 

·        Most of the boundary of the project site is fenced except for some part. Two temporary sheds for the security personnel and a temporary office were present in the project site. Earth filling/road development from the state highway to project premises was observed.

 

·        Heaps of sand over a significant portion of the project area (in the western side) have been observed. Some bricks and iron rods could also be seen inside the sand heaps. When enquired about the same, the PP has informed that the project site will be at an elevation of 1.5 m from the ground level and since the project area is a low lying area, to retain the sand to be used for filling up of the area, concrete walls have been constructed.

 

·         No machinery or erections have been observed in the project site.

 

·        Written representations received by the Committee indicate that most of the locals are in favor of the project considering the socio-economic impact of the project. Few people have opposed the project apprehending the health effects of asbestos plant and its impact on the surrounding fertile land.

 

Conclusions/Recommendations:

 

The following conclusions/recommendations are drawn by the Sub-Committee:

 

·       The project site is as per the siting guidelines of BSPCB.

 

·       The green belt proposed is very thin in the western part of the project site. Since, the wind direction is from east to west and the nearest habitation is in the western side of the project site, a thick green belt with three layer canopy in consultation with DFO shall be developed especially in the western side of the project site.  A revised lay out plan in this regard shall be submitted.

 

·        It was further observed that PP started some initial activities such as construction of wall structure for site preparation and temporary shed (for the security personnel and temporary office work) with only roof top of AC sheet. So, appropriate action may be taken by MoEF if needed or required, as per the provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.

 

The Expert Appraisal Committee noted that some construction activity like preparation of site and temporary shed has been undertaken by the proponent. The Ministry may take action as per the provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.

 

The Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to stipulation of following environmental safeguards:

 

      i.  The environmental clearance is subject to the outcome of the PIL filed in the Hon’ble High Court of Patna.

 

     ii.  The project proponent shall adhere to the prescribed BIS standards and laws regarding use and handling of asbestos, safety of employees etc. Raw materials like asbestos fibre and cement shall be transported in closed containers. Asbestos fibre shall be brought in pelletized form in impermeable bags and under compressed condition.

 

    iii.  Only Chrysotile white asbestos fibre shall be used. Blue asbestos shall not be utilized as raw material in the manufacturing process.

 

   iv.  There shall be no manual handling/opening of asbestos fiber bags. The company shall install fully automatic asbestos fiber debagging system before commissioning the unit.

 

    v.  Fugitive emissions shall be controlled by bringing cement in closed tankers, fly ash in covered trucks and asbestos in impervious bags opening inside a closed mixer. Dust collectors shall be provided to Fibre mill, Bag opening device (BOD), Cement and Fly ash silos to control emissions.  Bag filters followed by wet washer shall be provided at automatic bag opening machine, bag shredder, fibre mill and to cement silo to collect the dust and recycle it into the process. Fugitive emissions generated from hopper of Jaw crusher and Pulverizer shall be channelized through hood with proper suction arrangement, bag filter and stack.

 

   vi.  The Company shall comply with total dust emission limit of 2 mg/Nm3 as notified under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. Adequate measures shall be adopted to control the process emission and ensure that the stack emission of asbestos fibre shall not exceed the emission limit of 0.2 fiber/cc.  Asbestos fibre in work zone environment shall be maintained within 0.1 fibre/cc.

 

  vii.  Bags containing asbestos fibre shall be stored in enclosed area to avoid fugitive emissions of asbestos fibre from damaged bags, if any.

 

 viii.  Proper house keeping shall be maintained within the plant premises. Process machinery, exhaust and ventilation systems shall be laid in accordance with Factories Act. Better house keeping practices shall be adopted for improvement of the environment within the work environment also. These include:

 

a.  All monitoring transfer points shall be connected to dust extraction system.

b.  Leakages or dust from machines and ducts shall be plugged.

c.  Floor shall be cleaned by vacuum cleaner only.

d.  Enclosed belt conveyer shall be used instead of manual transportation of asbestos within the premises.

 

   ix.  Quarterly Monitoring of pollutants (PM10, asbestos fibre count) in the work zone area and stack(s) shall be undertaken by the Project proponents. In addition, the asbestos fibre count in the work zone area shall be monitored by an Independent monitoring agency like NIOH / ITRC / NCB or any other approved agency and reports submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar/ SPCB and CPCB.

 

    x.  Total water requirement shall not exceed 120m3/day and prior permission for the drawl of ground water from bore wells shall be obtained from the State Ground Water Department. All the recommendations of the State Ground Water Department, Govt. of Bihar shall be implemented in time bound manner.

 

   xi.  As reflected in the Environmental Management Plan, all the treated effluent shall be recycled and reused in the manufacturing process. No process water shall be discharged outside the premises and ‘zero’ discharge shall be maintained. All the domestic wastewater shall be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit and used for green belt development.

 

  xii.  The Company shall ensure that the entire solid waste generated including process rejects, cement, fly ash, dust from bag filters and empty asbestos bag shall be recycled back in the manufacturing process. Process sludge shall be 100% recycled and reused in the process.  Hazardous waste shall be ground in dust proof pulverizer with integrated bag filter and recycled back to the process. Asbestos fibres which cannot be further recycled due to contamination of iron dust shall be stored in HDPE lined secured landfill. The disposal facilities for asbestos waste shall be in accordance with the Bureau of Indian Standard Code.

 

 xiii.  The cut and damaged fibre bags shall immediately be repaired. Empty fibre bags will be shredded into fine particles in a bag shredder and recycled into the process. Piling of AC sheets shall be done in wet condition only.

 

 xiv.  The Company shall obtain a certificate from the supplier of Chrysotile fibre that it does not contain any toxic or trace metals. A copy of certificate shall be submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Forests.

 

  xv.  Regular medical examination of the workers and health monitoring of all the employees shall be carried out and if cases of asbestosis are detected, necessary compensation shall be arranged under the existing laws. A competent occupational health physician shall be appointed to carry out medical surveillance. Occupational health of all the workers shall be monitored for lung function test, chest x-ray, sputum for acid-fast-bacilli (AFC) and asbestos body (AB), urine for sugar and albumen, bloat tests for TLC, DLC, ESR, Hb and records maintained for at least 40 years from the beginning of the employment or 15 years after the retirement or cessation of employment whichever is later. Occupational Health Surveillance shall be carried out as per the directives of the Hon’ble Supreme Court.

 

 xvi.  To educate the workers, all the work places where asbestos dust may cause a hazard shall be clearly indicated as a dust exposure area through the use of display signs which identifies the hazard and the associated health effects.

 

xvii.  The company shall also undertake rain water harvesting measures and plan of action shall be submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Forests within three months.

 

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

 

 xix.  All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 6th March 2011 should be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar.

 

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

 

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

 

Proposals for TORs

28.2.16      Proposed 2.0 MTPA Cement Plant and 35 MW captive power plant at Village Umrangso, District North Cachar Hills in Assam by M/s Jaypee ASOM Cement Limited-  regarding TORs

The project authorities and their consultant M/s Min Mec Consultancy Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with Draft Term of References for the Preparation of EIA/EMP Report. The Cement plants are listed at Sl. No. 3(b) & Captive Thermal power Plants are listed at Sl. No. 1(d)  of Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 as Category ‘A’ and have to be appraised by Expert Appraisal Committee -1 (Industry) in Ministry. 

 

M/s Jaypee ASOM Cement Limited (Joint venture between M/s Jaiprakash Associates Limited and M/s Assam Mineral Development Corporation Limited ) submitted a proposal for 2.0  MTPA Cement plant and 35 MW Captive Power Plant at Village Umrangso, District North Cachar Hills in Assam.  The area for the cement plant is 100.35 ha. The land is in possession of the company. No nation park / wildlife sanctuary is located within 10km radius of the project site. Krungming Forest is at a distance of 1.1 km in West direction of the project site.  River Kopili flows at a distance of 6.7 km in NW of the project site. The site falls in Seismic zone-V.  Total cost of the Cement plant will be Rs. 1050 Crores.

 

Raw material required for the project includes Limestone (2.4 MTPA), Clay (0.4 MTPA), Mineral Gypsum (0.1 MTPA from captive mines of AMDC) and coal (0.55 MTPA from Margherita and Makum in Assam). 

 

Calcination will be done by state of the art 6-stage ILC preheater/ pre-calciner kiln, producing low N0x and SOx.  All grinding processes will be done by energy efficient mills.

 

During construction, fugitive emissions will be controlled by water sprinkling & providing dust mask.  To control the particulate emission air pollution control equipment such as ESP and bag filters would be installed.

 

Total water requirement for the proposed project will be 3000 m3/day and will be sourced from Amrang/Amrong nallah or Kolili River/ rain water harvesting reservoir. No process waste water from the cement plant is likely to be generated except during maintenance and the water from the cooling system, which will be treated and re-circulated back in the system or for development of green belt. The power demand for the proposed plant has been estimated as about 30 MW, which shall be sourced from Captive Power Plant.  The power requirement during construction phase shall be met by installing LT DG sets. This shall also be used to meet the emergency power requirement during plant operation.

 

No hazardous waste is likely to be generated on a daily basis except spent oil, which will be produced periodically. It will be stored in closed containers in storage yard with concrete flooring and mechanical handling (through pumps). Surplus oil, if any, will be removed by means of oil traps and skimming devices and finally sold to the authorized recycling vendors. The plant will work for 320 days in a year. Total manpower requirement during construction will be 2400 and during plant operation will be 450.

 

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

1.    Executive summary of the project

2.    Photographs of the existing and proposed plant area.

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

4.    A copy of fuel supply agreement for coal.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13.  Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

31.  Air quality modeling for all the plants proposed including mine for specific pollutants needs to be done. APCS for the control of emissions within 50 mg/Nm3 should be included. Cumulative impacts of cement plant and Captive Power Plant on the ambient air quality shall be assessed. Impact on the reserve forest located at a distance of 1km from the plant site should be assessed.

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

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

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

                 ii)    Meteorological inputs (wind speed, m/s), wind direction, ambient air temperature, cloud cover, relative humidity & mixing height) on hourly basis. Hourly mixing height should be by installation of sodar.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

52.  Action plan for installation of Seismic monitoring station.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

63.  Corporate Environment Policy

 

                      i.  Does the company has a well laid down Environment Policy approved by its Board of Directors? If so, it may be detailed in the EIA report.

                     ii.  Does the Environment Policy prescribe for standard operating process / procedures to bring into focus any infringement / deviation / violation of the environmental or forest norms / conditions? If so, it may be detailed in the EIA.

                    iii.  What is the hierarchical system or Administrative order of the company to deal with the environmental issues and for ensuring compliance with the environmental clearance conditions. Details of this system may be given.

                   iv.  Does the company has system of reporting of non compliances / violations of environmental norms to the Board of Directors of the company and / or shareholders or stakeholders at large? This reporting mechanism should be detailed in the EIA report.

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

28.2.17        Proposed expansion of Integrated Steel Plant at Villages Ankulapaturu, Udatavaripalem, Kalavakonda, Mandal Chillakur, District SPS Nellore in Andhra Pradesh by M/s SBQ  Steels Limited- regarding TORs

 

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

 

 

28.2.18        Expansion of Induction Furnace (6T & 7T) unit and establishment of rolling mill unit within the existing premises at Sy. No. 295, 297, 298, 300, 308, 309 , Village Halkundi, Taluka & District Bellary in Karnataka by M/s Tapal Steel Pvt. Limited (Formerly known as M/s Lakshmi Kalyani Ingots Private Limited) - regarding TORs

 

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

 

 

28.2.19        Establishment of Induction Furnace and Rolling Mill Units within the existing premises of Sponge Iron Unit at Sy. No. 283/B, 284/A, 285/B1 and 400 A1, Village Veniveerapura, Tehsil & District Bellary in Karnataka by M/s Scan Steels Limited  - regarding TORs

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

 

28.2.20        Proposed 3.5 MTPA Cement Plant & 100 MW captive power plant (2 x 50 MW of FBC Power plant) at Peddagarlapadu Village, Dachepalli Mandal, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh M/s Chettinad Cement Corporation Ltd. regarding-TOR.

 

             The project authorities and their consultant, Pioneer Enviro Laboratories & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft TORs for preparation of EIA/EMP report. All the cement plants (more than 1.0 MTPA) are listed at S.No. 3(b) of schedule under Category ‘A’ of the EIA Notification 2006 and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee -1 (Industry) in the Ministry.

 

            M/s Chettinad Cement Corporation Ltd. have proposed for Cement plant unit of 3.5 MTPA capacity and 100 MW captive power plant (2 x 50 MW of FBC Power plant) at Peddagarlapadu Village, Dachepalli Mandal, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh. Total land envisaged for the proposed project is 101 acres. Power requirement will be met from captive power plant. Nearest habitation, Peddagarlapadu is at a distance of 1.0 Km. from the site. There are no National parks / Wildlife sanctuary/ Reserve forest / Tourist importance place within the 10 Kms. radius of the site. No forest land is involved in the proposed project site. Total cost of the project is Rs 1000.00 crores.

 

            Limestone, Iron ore, Gypsum, Coal will be the raw material used during the manufacturing of cement and in power plant. Limestone will be sourced from proposed captive mines situated adjacent to the plant site. Iron ore will be sourced from the Bellary. Coal will be sourced from SCCL/ Imported from South Africa/Indonesia.

 

            The major pollutants expected from the power plant will be PM, SO2 and NOx. ESPs to cooler and CPP, bag house to kiln/raw mill and coal mill and bag filters to cement mill and packing plants will be provided to control the SPM emissions below 50 mg/m3.  Efficient bag house for Kiln/Raw mill & Coal mill, ESPs for Cooler Vent and Bag filters for Cement mill, packing plants will be provided to control PM emissions < 50 mg/m3.  Fugitive emissions from limestone handling, coal handling, clinker hopper, storage silos, weight feeders, grinding mills and packing machines will be controlled by providing covered sheds for storage of raw materials, fully covered conveyors for transportation of materials, etc.

 

Water required for the proposed project is 1700 m3/day and will be met from ground water and Krishna river. No industrial wastewater will be generated from the cement plant. Wastewater will be generated from captive power plant, which will be treated in ETP. All the treated wastewater will be used for Ash conditioning, dust suppression, green belt development. Oil & grease will be removed and treated in a neutralization pit.

 

The dust collected from the various air pollution control measures like bag houses/filters, ESPs etc. will be totally recycled in the process for cement manufacturing. Fly ash will be pneumatically transported to the cement plant to be used in the cement manufacturing.

 

Out of 101 acres of plant area, green belt (33%) will be developed in 34.05 acres. Power required for the proposed plant will be sourced from captive power plant.  DG sets will be installed. Apart from the traditional kiln fuels viz. Oil, Coal, etc. the company is utilizing chemical wastes, distillation residues, refuse derived fuels etc. as an alterative fuels with known composition and availability.

 

After deliberating on the facts presented before the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry), the committee recommended the proposal for the preparation of EIA/EMP as per the following TORs:

 

1.    Executive summary of the project

2.    Photographs of the existing and proposed plant area.

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

4.    Documents regarding Coal supply agreement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14.  Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                  iii)    SODAR shall be used for calculating the mixing height

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

62.  Corporate Environment Policy

 

                      i.  Does the company has a well laid down Environment Policy approved by its Board of Directors? If so, it may be detailed in the EIA report.

                     ii.  Does the Environment Policy prescribe for standard operating process / procedures to bring into focus any infringement / deviation / violation of the environmental or forest norms / conditions? If so, it may be detailed in the EIA.

                    iii.  What is the hierarchical system or Administrative order of the company to deal with the environmental issues and for ensuring compliance with the environmental clearance conditions. Details of this system may be given.

                   iv.  Does the company has system of reporting of non compliances / violations of environmental norms to the Board of Directors of the company and / or shareholders or stakeholders at large? This reporting mechanism should be detailed in the EIA report.

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

28.2.21      Expansion of Integrated Cement Project by installation of new Line III (Clinker 2.0 MTPA, Cement 3.0 MTPA, Captive Power Plant 50 MW & WHRB 10 MW) at Aditya Cement Works, Village Sawa- Shambhupura, Tehsil  & District Chittorgarh in Rajasthan by M/s UltraTech Cement Limited -  Regarding TORs.

The project authorities and their consultant M/s. J.M. EnviroNet Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the proposed Draft Terms of References for preparation of EIA/EMP report.   The Cement project is listed at Sl. No. 3(b) & Captive Thermal power Plant is listed at Sl. No. 1(d)  of Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 as Category ‘A’ and have to be appraised by Expert Appraisal Committee -1 (Industry) in Ministry. 

 

M/s UltraTech Cement Limited has proposed for expansion of Integrated Cement Project by installation of new Line III (Clinker 2.0 MTPA, Cement 3.0 MTPA, Captive Power Plant - 50 MW & WHRB -10 MW) at Aditya Cement Works, Village Sawa- Shambhupura, Tehsil  & District Chittorgarh in Rajasthan. Total existing land available for the Integrated Cement Plant is 240.4 ha Additional land of 90 ha   will be acquired for Line III. Green belt development has been carried out over an area of 92.54 ha in addition  24 ha of area  proposed to be  further developed under green belt / plantation after expansion. No national park/wildlife sanctuary/biosphere reserve is located within 10 km. radius of the project site.  Seven reserve forests and two protected forests exist at a distance of 3.0 to 9.0 km from the plant site. Chittorgarh fort is at a distance of 12 km from the plant site in NNE direction. No R & R plan is applicable in this project. Water bodies existing within the 10 km study area of the project site are Gambhiri Dam which is about 6.5 km in NE direction, Seasonal nallah Sathkhanda flows at a distance of 4.0 km in East direction and Murliya Pond at a distance of 7.0 Km in SSE. Total cost of the project is Rs. 1500 Crores. Rs. 90.0 Crores and Rs. 3.6 Crores has been earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum respectively for environmental pollution control measures.

 

The raw materials required after expansion of Integrated cement project will be Limestone, Gypsum, Fly ash, Bauxite/Laterite. Coal for the kiln will be imported, pet coke and coal for CPP will be lignite.

 

            To control particulate emissions Bag house, ESP and bag filters in the existing plants have been installed.  Clinker and fly ash are stored in silos; Gypsum is stored in covered shed. The same practice will continue for the proposed expansion project. 

 

Total water requirement after proposed expansion will be 3500 m3/day and sourced from ground water and mine pit water.  No industrial waste water is generated from the process. Domestic waste water generated is being properly treated via STP. The treated water is then used for greenbelt development and suppression of dust. There is no discharge outside the plant premises.  Total 161 MW power will be required. No solid waste is generated. However, material collected by the dust collectors is automatically recycled in the process.

 

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

 

1.    Executive summary of the project

2.    Photographs of the existing and proposed plant area.

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

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

5.    A copy of fuel supply agreement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15.  Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

33.  Air quality modeling for all the plants proposed including mine for specific pollutants needs to be done. APCS for the control of emissions within 50 mg/Nm3 should be included. Cumulative impacts of cement plant, Captive Power Plant and mines on the ambient air quality shall be assessed. Impacts on the reserve forest shall be assessed

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

35.  Ambient air quality monitoring modeling along with cumulative impacts on air quality due to cement plant, captive power plant and mines should be included for the day (24 hrs) for maximum GLC along with following :

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

54.  Action plan for installation of Seismic monitoring station.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

63.  Occupational Health :

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

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

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

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

65.  Corporate Environment Policy

 

                      i.  Does the company has a well laid down Environment Policy approved by its Board of Directors? If so, it may be detailed in the EIA report.

                     ii.  Does the Environment Policy prescribe for standard operating process / procedures to bring into focus any infringement / deviation / violation of the environmental or forest norms / conditions? If so, it may be detailed in the EIA.

                    iii.  What is the hierarchical system or Administrative order of the company to deal with the environmental issues and for ensuring compliance with the environmental clearance conditions. Details of this system may be given.

                   iv.  Does the company has system of reporting of non compliances / violations of environmental norms to the Board of Directors of the company and / or shareholders or stakeholders at large? This reporting mechanism should be detailed in the EIA report.

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

28.2.22      Proposed expansion of Induction Furnace (Billets: 49,200 TPA), Rolling Mill (Hot-rolled strips/ sheet/ coil: 49,200 TPA) and Oxygen plant (600m3/hr) in existing plant premises at Plot No. 30, APIIC Industrial Park Gollapuram (Phase-3), Village Gollapuram, Mandal Hindupur, District Ananthapur in Andhra Pradesh by M/s Vedik Ispat Private Limited- regarding TORs

            The project authorities and their consultant Pioneer Enviro Laboratories & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft TORs for preparation of EIA/EMP. This is a ‘B’ category project. Due to location of project within 10 km of interstate boundary, as per the general condition of the EIA Notification, 2006, proposal has been appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee -1 (Industry) in the Ministry.

 

M/s Vedik Ispat Pvt. Ltd. have proposed for expansion of Induction Furnace & Rolling Mill in the existing plant premises of Plot No. 30, APIIC Gollapuram Industrial Park (Phase-3), Gollapuram Village, Hindupur Mandal, Ananthpur District, Andhra Pradesh. Total project area is 10.0 acres. Expansion will be carried out within the existing premises. No additional land is required. The project site is located in Gollapuram Industrial area, which is a notified industrial area.  Inter state border is situated at 0.5 kms (Karnataka) from the project site. River Penneru flows at distance of 3.0 Kms. from the site. State highway No 9 is at distance of 2.0 Kms from the site. No National Park / Wild life sanctuary / Reserved forest is located within 10 km radius of the project site. Total cost of the expansion project is Rs. 25.4 Crores. Following will be manufactured:

 

S.NO.

UNITS

PRODUCT

CAPACITY FOR WHICH EC OBTAINED

CAPACITY FOR EXPANSION

TOTAL PRODUCTION CAPACITY

1.

Induction Furnace with C.C.M

Billets

68,400 TPA *

49,200TPA

1,17,600 TPA

2

Rolling Mill

Hot-rolled Strips/sheet/coil

68,400 TPA **

49,200TPA

1,17,600 TPA

3

Gasifier

Producer gas

-

7,600 Nm3/hr

7,600 Nm3/hr

4

Oxygen plant

 

-

600 m3/hr

600 m3/hr

 

*  Existing Induction Furnace will be in operation from October, 2011.

**  Rolling Mill construction yet to be started.

 

       The sponge iron will be fed to Induction furnace to make ingots / billets which will be casted in rolling form of steel i.e. TMT bars / Structural Steel. Coal will be used in gasifier to producer gas.

 

Fume extraction system with bag filters will be provided to Induction Furnace, LRF and CCM. Bag filters will be provided to Rolling Mill. Total water required for the proposed expansion project is 65m3/day. The water requirement for the proposed expansion project will be supplied by APIIC. Domestic wastewater will be disposed off into the soak pit via septic tank. Zero discharge will be maintained in the proposed plant. Slag generated from SMS will be crushed and after iron recovery the inert material will be used in road construction. Mill scale from Rolling mill will be reused in SMS.

 

Green belt will be developed in 33% (3.5 acres ) of the total plant area. Power requirement 14700 KVA for the proposed plant will be met from State electricity board.

 

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

 

1.    Executive summary of the project

2.    Photographs of the existing and proposed plant area.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17.  Manufacturing process details for  the plant should be included.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

49.  Action plan for installation of Seismic monitoring station.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

58.   Occupational Health :

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 It was decided that ‘TORs’ prescribed by the Expert  Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. The EIA/EMP report shall be submitted to the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance. Public hearing is not required as per Para 7(i) III (b) of EIA Notification, 2006. The unit is located in the notified industrial area.

 

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

 

28.2.23      Proposed expansion of Cement Production capacity from 2.5 MTPA to 3.25 MTPA by addition of fly ash only at Villages Bhatkotri, Lasravan, Phalwa and Rasulpura, Tehsil Nimbahera, District Chittorgarh in Rajasthan by M/s Wonder Cement Limited  - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s. J.M. EnviroNet Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the proposed Terms of References for preparation of EIA/EMP report.   The Cement Plants with production capacity more than 1.0 MTPA are listed at S. No. 3 (b) under Category “A” of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee -1 (Industry) in Ministry. 

 

M/s. Wonder Cement Ltd. have proposed expansion of Cement Production Capacity from 2.5 MTPA to 3.25 MTPA near Villages Bhatkotri, Lasravan, Phalwa and Rasulpura, Tehsil Nimbahera, District Chittorgarh in Rajasthan.   Total area of the plant is 191.06 ha. No additional land is required as the expansion will be carried out within the existing plant premises. Green belt has been developed in an area of 17 ha. Additional 71 ha of plant area will be developed under green belt. Total area under green belt will be 37 %. Around 15 Reserve and protected forests are located within all around 10 km radius of the project. Environmental clearance for the existing capacity was accorded on 11.06.2008 and 4.01.2011. Public hearing for the existing project was held on 9.01.2008. Total additional cost of the project is Rs. 276.89 Crores. Rs. 1.26 Crores and Rs. 5 lakhs has been earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum respectively for environmental pollution control measures.

 

The major raw materials used will be Clinker, Gypsum, lime stone and Fly ash. The cement plant will be based on the dry process technology for cement manufacturing with multi - stage pre-heater and pre-calciner technology.

 

Details of the products along with their production capacity are given below:

 

Details

Granted Capacity

(as per EC letter dated11th/12th June, 2008 & 4th Jan., 2011)

Additional Capacity

Total Capacity After Expansion

Cement (PPC/OPC)

2.5 MTPA

0.75 MTPA

3.25 MTPA

CPP

40 MW

Nil

40 MW

D.G. Set

2 MW

Nil

2 MW

Limestone Mine

(ML Area: 740.93 Ha)

3.75 MTPA

Nil

3.75 MTPA

 

To control particulate emissions bag house & bag filters will be installed. All material transfer points will be provided with bag filters to entrap the emissions at the source itself.  Clinker & fly ash will be stored in silo and gypsum in covered shed.

 

Total water requirement after the expansion will be 2571 m3/day (Existing 2470 m3/day & expansion 101m3/day). Water requirement will be met from the ground water source and recycled water. Permission for abstracting 2470 m3/day ground water has been granted by Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) vide their letter no. 21-4(212) WR/CGWA/2007-605 dated 20th May, 2011. For additional 101 m3/day drawl of water application has been submitted to CGWA on 24.08.2011. No industrial waste water will be generated in the Cement Plant. Domestic waste water generated from Cement Plant/Colony will be treated in the STP. The treated water & sewage is used for captive power plant cooling purpose and Greenbelt Development/Horticulture activities. Rain water harvesting structures will be constructed.

 

No solid waste will be generated in cement manufacturing process. Dust collected from various pollution control equipments will be recycled back to the process. STP Sludge will be utilized as manure for green belt development within the plant premises. Green belt will be developed in 33% of the total plant area.  The captive power plant 1 x 40 MW is sufficient for the proposed expansion.

 

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

 

1.      Executive summary of the project.

2.      Photographs of the proposed plant area.

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

4.      Has the unit received any notice under the Section 5 of Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 or relevant Sections of Air and Water Acts? If so, compliance to the notice(s) 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

22.    Air Quality Impact Predication Modeling based on ISCST-3 or the latest models. Cumulative impacts due to the existing and proposed expansion on the ambient air quality and impacts on the reserve forest in the study area shall be assessed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

30.    Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

40.    Occupational health:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

            The Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) decided that PAs may be communicated the above ‘TORs’ for the preparation of EIA/EMP. As soon as the EIA/EMP report is prepared, the same may be submitted by the PAs to the MOEF for obtaining environmental clearance. The proposal was exempted from public hearing due to use of energy efficient technology, ‘zero’ effluent discharge, utilization of all the solid waste in the process itself including utilization of fly ash, no additional land area requirement etc.

 

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

 

28.2.24      Expansion from 3x100 TPD DRI Unit to 400TPD DRI Plant, 20000TPA Ferro-Alloy Plant and 12 MW Captive Power Plant at Village  Hehal, District Ramgarh in Jharkhand by  M/s. Maa Chinnamastika Cement & Ispat Pvt. Ltd. – regarding TORs.

The proponent did not attend the meeting. The proposal was deferred for consideration at a later stage as and when requested by the project proponent.

 

28.2.25        Expansion from 4x100 TPD DRI Unit to 0.2 MTPA Integrated Steel Plant and installation of 15 MW captive power plant at village Budhakhap, Karma South, District Ramgarh in Jharkhand. of M/s. Aloke Steels Industries Pvt. Ltd. -  regarding TORs.

The proponent did not attend the meeting. The proposal was deferred for consideration at a later stage as and when requested by the project proponent.

28.2.26      Expansion of Induction Furnace capacity from 25,500 TPA to 287000 TPA at Plot No. A-1, Industrial Area, South of G.T. Road, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh by M/s Rathi Super Steel Limited -  regarding TORs

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Grass Root Research and Creation India Private Limited, New Delhi gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed draft Terms of Reference for preparation of EIA/EMP report. All the Integrated Steel Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee -1 (Industry) in Ministry.    

 

 M/s Rathi Super Steel Limited have proposed for expansion of Induction Furnace capacity from 25,500 TPA to 2,87,000 TPA at South of G.T. Road, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. The existing production facilities in SMS includes 8T capacity induction furnace, a ladle refining furnace , a continuous casting machine, ingot casting facility for production of steel capacity of 25,500 TPA. Besides constructional steels, the shop can produce value added products viz. forging quality alloy & special steels, extra low carbon steel and stainless steel. The company has already obtained environmental clearance from the State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA), Uttar Pradesh on 12.10.2009 for installation of a 15 T induction furnace to raise the capacity by 37000 TPA. The project is under implementation. The proposed project relates to expansion of steel making capacity to 2,87,000 TPA by upgrading the existing 8 T capacity induction furnace into a dual mode, upgrading the proposed 15 T to 20 T dual mode induction furnace and expansion of production of stainless steel / special steel through OTB, VD/VOD converter. Also additional crucible, making the total to 3 (2 operating and 1 standby) will be provided. The additional production capacity will be 2,24,500 TPA. Total project area is 8.49 ha, which was allocated by UPSIDC and green belt will be developed in 33% of the plant area. No additional land is required. Expansion will be carried out within the existing premises. The unit falls under Seismic Zone IV. No R&R is involved. No national park, wildlife sanctuary and reserve forests are located within 10 km radius of the project site.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 48.30 Crores.

 

The annual requirement of major raw material for liquid solid steel production of 302,000 TPA from the upgraded 20 Ton induction furnace i.e. Steel Scrap (2,51,430 TPA), Pig Iron (34,000 TPA), Ferro Alloys (4130 TPA) and Nickel (80 TPA)  etc.  Power requirement will increase 30 MVA to 40 MVA.

 

To control the particulate emissions, fume extraction system for induction furnace,   bag filters for ferro alloy & slag crusher shall be installed.   Total water requirement after expansion will be 198m3/day will be sourced from bore wells. Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit. Cooling tower blow down and domestic sewage will be sent to STP and will be used in the process and for sprinkling water for dust suppression in the raw material stockpile. No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and Zero discharge will be adopted. Total power requirement will be 40 MW will be sourced from UPPCL.  DG set will be installed as stand in case of power failure.

 

The solid waste will be generated in the form of slag. It will be collected at the point of production and will be used in construction of road. 

 

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

1.    Executive summary of the project

2.    Photographs of the existing and proposed plant area.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17.  Manufacturing process details for  the plant should be included.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

49.  Action plan for installation of Seismic monitoring station.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

58.   Occupational Health :

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

It was decided that ‘TORs’ prescribed by the Expert  Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. The EIA/EMP report shall be submitted to   Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance.  Public hearing is not required as per Para 7(i) III (b) of EIA Notification, 2006 as the project is located in notified industrial area. A copy of the Gazette Notification for the Industrial area is submitted.

 

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

 

28.2.27      Proposed 300 TPD Cement Plant at Village Khrew, Tehsil Pampore, District Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir by M/s HK Cement Industries Pvt. Limited -regarding TORs reconsideration

The project authorities and their consultant M/s Ace Engineers and Consultants, Patiala gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft TORs for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the cement plants (more than 1.0 MTPA) are listed at S.No. 3(b) schedule under Category ‘A’ of EIA Notification, 2006, the proposal has been appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee -1 (Industry) in the Ministry.

 

M/s H K Cement Industries Pvt. Limited have proposed to install 300 TPD Cement Plant at Village Khrew, Tehsil Pampore, District Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir based on vertical shaft kiln based technology. The industry would run on three shifts and 330 working days. The company has already acquired 4.25 ha of land area. The site is located within 10 km of Dachigam National Park (Protected area under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972). Total cost of the project is Rs. 25 Crores. Rs. 3 crores have been earmarked for pollution control measures.

The raw material required will be Limestone 370 MTPD (from Khrew, district Pulwama), Coal (61 MTPD) from Kalakote in Jammu and Kashmir and Coal Mines in Bihar and West Bengal, Petcoke (from Reliance Industries, Jamnagar as well as from IOC Panipat.), Clay (from local and adjoining areas) and Gypsum 77 MTPD (from J&K) for the manufacture of Portland cement (OPC) & Iron dust 5 MTPD.     

The industry would require about 2 MW of electricity for its process operations. The industry has also proposed for 2 DG sets, of 1000 kVA each, as a back-up to state electricity supply. The DG sets will be operated on FO/LDO with fuel consumption of about 200 litre/hour for each D.G. set, when operated.

Fresh water requirement will be 75m3/day. No waste water will be generated.  The industry would use the treated domestic effluent on land for irrigation purposes within its industrial premises. 

To control particulate emission company shall install Jet bag filters and cyclone. Electrostatic Precipitator would be installed to the vertical shaft kiln of the cement plant. Hazardous waste includes used/spent oils and lubricants will be collected in metallic drums  in covered room and will be, ultimately, sold to the authorized recyclers.

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

 

1.       Executive summary of the project.

2.      Photographs of the proposed plant area.

3.     A map showing the location of the plant and Dachigam National Park to be authenticated by the Chief Wildlife Warden along with his recommendations/ comments.

4.     The company shall obtain the clearance from the national Board of Wild life regarding location of the plant within 10 km radius of the Dachgam National Park, The clearance shall be incorporated in the EIA/EMP report.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

31.    Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

The proposal was discussed in the 27th EAC (I) meeting held during 26th -27th August, 2011 wherein the Committee noted that a High Tension Power Line is passing through the middle of the project area which may pose serious risk to the workers and plant structures. The Committee suggested proponent to go for alternative site or commitment from the State Govt. that high tension power line would be shifted. Accordingly the project authorities submitted the revised lay out plan showing the shifting of the high tension line.

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

 

1.            Executive summary of the project.

2.            Photographs of plant area.

3.            A copy of the Gazette Notification for Industrial area.

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

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

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