Minutes of the 29th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 24th - 25th October, 2011 at Scope Complex, Core 6, 5th Floor, IOCL Conference Room, Ministry Of Petroleum And Natural Gas, Lodhi Road, New Delhi -110 003.

 

29.0        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.

 

29.1        Confirmation of the Minutes of the 28th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 26th & 27th September, 2011.

    

The minutes of the 28th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 26th & 27th September, 2011 were confirmed.

 

29.2.0     Consideration of the Projects

 

24th  October, 2011

 

Proposals for Environmental clearance

 

29.2.1   Expansion of existing existing Pig Iron Plant of 3 Lac TPA and a 60,000 TPA Foundry by addition of Coke Oven Plant (4.0 Lakhs TPA) and Captive Power Plant (WHRB-30 MW) at Bevinhalli, District Koppal, Karnataka by M/s Kirloskar Ferrous Industries Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Kirloskar consultants Ltd., Pune & M/s Eco Laboratories & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Mohali gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 11th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 24th-26th June, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP report. All the 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 (Industry-1) of MoEF.

 

            M/s Kirloskar Ferrous Industries Limited (KFIL) have proposed for expansion of its existing Pig Iron Plant of 3 Lac TPA and a 60,000 TPA Foundry by addition of Coke Oven Plant (4.0 Lakhs TPA) and Captive Power Plant (30 MW) at Bevinhalli, District Koppal, Karnataka. The existing project area is 192.08 acres out of which 78.90 Acres is under green belt. For the proposed expansion, 85.27 acres of adjacent additional land has been acquired through KIADB (Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board) and 28.5 acres (33%) of area is earmarked for green Belt. NOC from Department of Forest, Government of Karnataka on 22.06.2010 has been obtained that no wildlife sanctuary, national park, reserved forest is present within 10 Km of the project area. Total project cost is Rs. 300 Crores and towards EMP is Rs. 13.85 Crores. Compliance to the conditions stipulated in the EC accorded to the existing plant and the latest six monthly compliance report has been submitted.

 

            The primary raw material requirement is coking coal (5,60,280 TPA) and will be imported & unloaded in Marmugoa Port, Goa and Krishnapatnam Port, Andhra Pradesh. The unit has got permission for railway siding for transportation of raw material and transportation will be shifted to railway wagons instead of trucks. Power consumption for the Coke Oven Plant is 5 MW (30 MW shall be generated from Waste Heat Recovery from Captive Power Plant; After using 5 MW the remaining will be supplied to existing Plant or State Power Grid.

 

            A dust catching system will be established on the quenching tower at a fixed height to arrest the coke fines moving up with steam. About 60 to 70 % of coke fines are arrested here, which are then periodically blown down, dried and consumed in the sinter plant as coke breeze. The system is designed to ensure 100% combustion of all the volatile components (hydrocarbons) evolved during coal carbonization. The source of air emissions are 2 chimneys from coke oven, with 60 m height and flue gas is sent to waste heat recovery boiler. The boilers have also 2 chimneys with FGD for sulphur removal. The coal crusher chimney has 30 m height with de-dusting system.

 

 

            The existing water requirement is 3,778 m3/day and additional water of 1,206 KLD m3/day is required for the proposed expansion. The water requirement will be met from Tungabhadra River and an agreement with Tungabhadra Board for supply of 2 MGD (7,570 m3/day) of water has been signed. No liquid effluent is generated form the process. The domestic sewage (37m3/day) will be treated in the existing STP of 250 m3/day capacity in KFIL premises. No waste (slag) and ash is generated from the process. Even the fines from the de-dusting unit will be used in the process – sinter plant. No ash evacuation and ash pond is proposed.

 

Public hearing for the project was conducted by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board on 24.06.2011. The issues raised during the public hearing were regarding provision of employment to the local people, medical facilities, supply of drinking water etc. All these issues have been addressed and incorporated in the final EIA / EMP report. 

 

The Committee noted the compliance status of conditions stipulated for the existing plant. Electrostatic precipitators for sinter plant has been installed to control the particulate emissions. AAQ monitoring stations have been installed. No show cause notice has been received under the Air and water Act and Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.

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

·         Latest six monthly compliance status to the conditions stipulated in the environmental clearance.

 

·         Recheck the AAQ data from the recognized lab and the stack emission data.

 

·         A copy of the entire public hearing proceedings including the written representations

 

·         A copy of coal linkage document.

 

·         Rain water reservoir capacity shall be more than three months.

 

·         A detailed note addressing the environmental issues.

 

 

29.2.2   Expansion of existing unit of  1x50 TPD (15,000TPA) DRI by 1x50TPD & 2x100 TPD DRI, 2x15T IF, 1x30T LF, 0.1 MTPA Rolling mill, 1X9 MVA SAF, 1x5 TPH, 2 X 10TPH WHRB & 1X32 TPH FBC Boiler , to produce 0.1MTPA TMT/wire rod and rolled product, 15,000TPA Fe–Mn/Si-Mn and 14 MW Captive Power Plant (6 MW of WHRB and 8 MW of FBC) at Jamuria Industrial Estate, Mouza–Ikra, P.O. Jamuria, Dist Burdwan, West Bengal by M/s Damodar Ispat Limited- regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Global Experts, Bhubaneswar gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 14th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 23rd - 25th September, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP report. All the Integrated Steel Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Primary Metallurgical Industries under category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) of MoEF.

 

M/s Damodar Ispat Limited have proposed for expansion of their existing unit of  1x50 TPD (15,000TPA) DRI, by 1x50TPD & 2x100 TPD DRI, 2x15T IF, 1x30T LF, 0.1 MTPA Rolling mill, 1X9 MVA SAF, 1x5 TPH, 2 X 10TPH WHRB & 1X32 TPH FBC Boiler, to produce 0.1MTPA of TMT/wire rod and rolled product, 15,000TPA Fe–Mn/Si-Mn and 14 MW Captive Power Plant (6 MW of WHRB and 8 MW of FBC) at Jamuria Industrial Estate, Dist Burdwan, West Bengal. The company has acquired 40 acres of land through ADDA, and 13.2 acres (33% of total land area) has been ear marked for development of green belt all around the project area. No national parks/wildlife sanctuaries/ Biosphere reserves are located within 10 km radius of the project area. The total project cost is Rs. 309.8 Crores and the cost allocated towards pollution control and environmental protection measures will be Rs. 12.40 Crores.

 

Iron Ore (1,26,000 TPA), Pig Iron (31,500 TPA), E&F grade coal (1,17,000 TPA) and Dolomite-(4,500 TPA) are the raw materials. Iron ore will be sourced from Joda/Barbil and coal will be sourced from the nearest coal mine & local dealers. The company will produce additional Sponge Iron of 85,000 TPA through DRI. The company proposes to install an IF and LF to produce Billets to be used in Rolling mills to produce 0.1 MTPA of Rolled product. For steel making, the IF-LF-CCM route with optimum feed combination of sponge iron and hot metal/pig iron feed for the production of high quality steel billet/bloom will be used. A waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB) utilizing hot flue gas from DRIs and CFBC to utilize DRI char and middlings from coal washery to produce 60 MW power will be installed.

 

Water requirement of 2,400 m3/day will be sourced from ADDA supply. Rain water harvesting pond is proposed to harvest the rain water to minimize water consumption. Waste water generated in the process will be treated and reused in the process. No effluent will be discharged to outside from the plant premises. Cleaned coal will be used in DRI kilns, fines will be sold and middlings will be utilised in CFBC boiler along with DRI char to produce steam for CPP.

                                                                       

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

 

The Committee noted that 1X50 TPD kiln in the expansion is not allowed and recommended to remove the 50 TPD kiln or may go for a 100 TPD kiln in place of the 50 TPD. Accordingly, a detailed note on Material Balance, increase/decrease in pollution load etc. shall be submitted.

The committee has also sought the following additional details for reconsideration of the proposal without calling the project proponent:

·         A copy of the coal linkage document

 

·         Management plan for trace elements.

 

·         Year wise break up of CSR

 

·         Commitment for replacement of 50 TPD kiln by 1001 TPD DRI Kiln.

 

·         A detailed note on material balance, pollution load due to replacement of 50 TPD DRI kiln with 100 TPD kiln.

 

29.2.3   Expansion of Steel plant (1x15 MT Induction Furnace & 2x9 MVA Ferro Alloys) at Mouza Nekrajuria, Salanpur P.S., Burdwan District, West Bengal by M/s Chhabra Ispat Private Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Pioneer Enviro Laboratories & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per the Terms of References (TORs) awarded during the 14th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 23rd 25th  September, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP.  All the 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 (Industry-1) of MoEF.

 

            M/s Chhabra Ispat Private Limited have proposed for expansion of steel by expanding the capacity of Induction Furnace & by installing new ferro alloys unit at Nekrajuria Mouza, Salanpur PS Burdwan District, West Bengal. The PP has confirmed that the proposed project is not located within 10 km of critically polluted area.  No National park/ sanctuary / reserve forest is located within 10 km distance. Total land envisaged for the proposed project is 14.0 Acres. The expansion will be carried within the existing plant area. Green belt will be developed in 5.0 acres, out of total plant area of 14.0 acres. No forest land is involved in the project site. Nearest village is Nekrajuria situated at a distance of 1.0 Km. from the site. No litigation or court case is in pending against the project and/or land.  Existing plant is in operation from the year 2009. Total cost of the project is Rs. 57.87 Crores. 

 

Following is the plant configuration & production capacity:

 

S.No

Unit

Production capacity (TPA)

Existing

Expansion

After expansion

1

MS Billets

62400

35780

(1 x 15 MT  )

98180

2

Ferro Alloys ( 2 x 9 MVA)

a.

Ferro Silicon

---

11585

11585

b.

Silico Manganese

---

23450

23450

c.

Ferro Manganese

---

35175

35175

 

Sponge iron, scrap, ferro alloy for SMS and Manganese ore, Pet Coke, Quartz, FeMn Slag, MS Scarp, Electrode paste for Ferro alloys will be used as raw materials. Billets will be manufactured by melting in Induction furnace and casting in continuous casting machine. Manganese ore along with coke and other additives will be melted in submerged electric arc furnace (SEAF) to produce ferro alloys. Raw materials will be mixed in a proper proportion before being charged into the furnace. As the charge enters the smelting zone, the alloy formed by chemical reactions between oxides and the reductants being heavy, gradually will settle at the bottom. At regular intervals, the furnace will be tapped. Liquid metal will be collected in a ladle followed by CI pans and slag will be overflowed to sand beds. After solidification, the cakes will be broken manually to required lump size.

 

           Bag filters will be installed to control emissions from induction furnace.  Fume extraction system with ID fan will be provided to Ferro Alloys units. Dust suppression will be provided to control particulate emissions.  Bag filters will be provided to the material handling areas, coal handling areas, crusher, stock house, screening area etc. to control the dust emissions.

 

Total water required for the proposed expansion will be 60 m3/day which will be met from Groundwater. No wastewater will be generated from process or cooling of proposed expansion project as closed circuit cooling system will be followed. Only wastewater generated will be sanitary waste, which will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit. No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and Zero discharge will be adopted. Rain water harvesting structure will be constructed.

 

            SMS slag will be crushed and after recovery of Iron, the inert material will be given Brick manufacturers. Ferro silicon slag will be given cast iron foundries. Ferro manganese Slag will be used in manufacture of Silico manganese as it contains high MnO2. Silico Manganese Slag will be used for road construction / crushed & after recovery of mineral given to brick manufactures.

 

            Total power requirement of 24.5 MW will be met from West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL). Project Proponent have informed during presentation that total amount of Rs. 2.89 crores (5% of total project cost) is earmarked for CSR activities for a span of 5 years. 

 

 The Committee deliberated on the issues raised during the Public Hearing/Public Consultation meeting conducted by the West Bengal Pollution Control Board on 20th July 2011. The main issues raised in the public hearing were employment to locals, providing infrastructure development in the local area, pollution control etc. All these issues have been addressed and incorporated in the final EIA / EMP report. 

 

The Committee also noted that the compliance status of the existing plant. The company is carrying the AAQ monitoring and data is being supplied to the State Pollution Control Board. Zero discharge is being maintained.  No show cause notice has been received under the Air and water Act and Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. Rain water harvesting will be done for minimum 2 months. List of Flora and Fauna from DFO shall be submitted. The PP has requested for manufacture of pig iron along with ferro alloys in the same IF without increasing the production capacity. The committee has sought a detailed feasibility note in this regard.

 

The PP vide his letter confirmed that rain water harvesting will be developed to meet the 2 months water requirement of the plant. The size of tank will be 30m x 24m x 5m. They have already submitted the request letter to Forest Department for issue of list of flora and fauna within 10 Km. radius of the plant and will submit the same to MoEF upon receipt from DFO. They have given commitment that they will comply with the fugitive emission norms.

 

A detailed note regarding manufacture of pig iron was submitted. It was mentioned that, at any given point of time, either Fe-Mn (35,175 TPA) or Pig Iron (35,175 TPA) will be manufactured. The entire Pig Iron produced will be utilized in SMS within the same premises. Iron ore/fines for Pig iron manufacture will be sourced from Barbil, Orissa / nearby sponge iron plants. Limestone & Quartz will be sourced from Raniganj. The raw material requirement and the solid waste generation would be reduced if the pig iron is manufactured in place of Fe-Mn with no increase in the air pollution, water requirement and wastewater generation.

 

In view of above, the Committee agreed for the inclusion of pig iron in place of Fe-Mn. Hence, following will be the plant configuration & production capacity:

 

S.No

Unit

Production capacity (TPA)

Existing

Expansion

After expansion

1

MS Billets

62400

35780

(1 x 15 MT  )

98180

2

Ferro Alloys ( 2 x 9 MVA)

a.

Ferro Silicon

---

11585

11585

b.

Silico Manganese

---

23450

23450

c.

Ferro Manganese/

Pig iron

---

35175

35175

 

 

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

 

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

                         

  1. The total water requirement shall not exceed 60 m3/day. ‘Zero’ effluent discharge shall be strictly followed and no wastewater should be discharged outside the premises.

 

  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. Slag produced in Ferro Manganese (Fe-Mn) production shall be used in manufacture of Silico Manganese (Si-Mn). All the other ferro alloy slag shall be used in the preparation of building materials. 

 

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

 

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

 

  1. All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 20th July 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.

 

  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.

 

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

 

 

29.2.4   Ferro Alloy Plant (5x9 MVA) to produce Fe-Mn, Si- Mn & Fe-Si of 75,000 TPA and Sinter Plant (90,000 TPA) at Plot no. 13, APSEZ- Atchutapuram, District Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh by M/s Sundaram Alloys Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Sri Sai Manasa Nature Tech Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (ToRs) awarded during the 15th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 25th – 27th October, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Ferro alloy plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgy Industry of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 under Category ‘A’ and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) of MoEF.

 

M/s Sundaram Alloys Limited have proposed for a Ferro Alloys Manufacturing Unit (5 X 9 MVA SEAF to produce Fe-Mn, Si- Mn & Fe-Si of 75,000 TPA & Sinter Plant(90,000 TPA)) at plot No. 13, Andhra Pradesh Special Economic Zone – Achutapuram (Village and Mandal), Visakhapatnam (District), Andhra Pradesh. Total land requirement is 20 acres of which green belt will be developed in 6.7acres of plant area. No National park/ wildlife sanctuary / eco-sensitive area is located within 10 km radius of the project. However, Panchdarla Reserve Forest (7.5km, NW), Rambill Reserve Forest (9.5 km, SW), Pudimadku Reserve Forest (5.5km, S) and Doperla Reserve Forest (6.0 km,NE) are located within 10 km radius of the project. Total cost of the proposed project will be Rs. 98.29 Crores and Rs. 5 Crores is allocated for EMP.

 

Following will be the facilities and products from the proposed site:

 S.No

Facility

Plant configuration

Product

Capacity

1

Submerged Arc furnace

5 X 9 MVA

Ferro Manganese

Silico Manganese

Ferro Silicon

30,000 TPA

30,000TPA

15,000 TPA

2.

Sinter Plant

90,000 TPA

Ambient Air Quality monitoring has been carried for PM2.5, PM10, SO2 and NOx at 8 locations. The dominant wind direction is in SW. Only one RF is located in SW at a distance of 9.5 km. Maximum ground level concentration of PM2.5, PM10, SO2 and NOx occur at a distance of 1.0 km, which will not have impact on RF.

 

Manganese ore, coal/coke, dolomite, quartz, electrode paste will be used as raw materials. Manufacturing process involves smelting of charge materials in submerged arc furnace. Fume extraction system with bag filters will be provided to submerged arc furnace. Water sprinkling system will be provided to control fugitive dust emissions from material handling.

 

Total water requirement will be 200 KLD which will be sourced from APSEZ. No process wastewater will be generated. Maximum recycling of wastewater will be done after proper treatment. The treated wastewater will be used for green belt development. Wastewater generated from Jigging machine will be recycled and when it becomes non-recyclable with contamination of sand soil, it will be discharged. Zero effluent discharge will be maintained. Domestic wastewater generated will be sent to septic tank followed by soak pit.

 

Ferro-Manganese slag will be reused in Silico-Manganese manufacture and the remaining slag will be used in constructional works. Domestic and commercial solid waste will be collected, segregated and disposed for reuse. Bag filter dust will be sent to fly ash brick manufacturing units. Noise absorbing materials will be used in the construction of buildings etc. and less noise generating machinery will be installed. Total power requirement will be met from the APEPDCL.

 

            The project is exempted from the public hearing as per 7(i) III (b) of EIA Notification, 2006, as it is located in Andhra Pradesh Special Economic Zone developed by Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation.

 

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

 

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

                         

  1. The total water requirement shall not exceed 200 m3/day. ‘Zero’ effluent discharge shall be strictly followed and no wastewater should be discharged outside the premises.

 

  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. Slag produced in Ferro Manganese (Fe-Mn) production shall be used in manufacture of Silico Manganese (Si-Mn). All the other ferro alloy slag shall be used in the preparation of building materials. 

 

  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.

 

12.  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 prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore. Implementation of such program shall be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

29.2.5   Ferro Alloy Plant (1x9 MVA, SAF; Fe-Mn - 21,450 TPA; Si-Mn - 14,700 TPA) at Village Dewandighi, P.O. Burdwan, District Burdwan, West Bengal by M/s Himshila Ferro Alloys Pvt. Ltd. - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Pioneer Enviro Laboratories & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per the Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 10th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 17th & 18th May, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP.  All the Ferro alloy plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgy Industry of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 under Category ‘A’ and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) of MoEF.

                

M/s Himshilla Ferro Alloys Pvt. Ltd. have proposed to set up a Ferro Alloy Plant (1x9 MVA SEAF) at Village Dewandighi, P.O. Burdwan, District Burdwan, West Bengal. The PP has confirmed that the proposed project is not located within 10 km of critically polluted area.  Total land acquired is 2.77 acres and Green belt will be developed in 0.96 acres, out of total plant area of 2.77 acres. No R & R is involved. No National Park / Sanctuary is located within 10 km radius of the proposed project site. Damodar & Khari rivers are flowing at distance of 8.0 Kms. & 8.3 Kms. Respectively from the project site. Total cost of the proposed project is Rs. 25.64 Crores.  Rs. 1.3 Crores and Rs. 10.0 lakhs will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

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

 

S.No.

Facility

Capacity

Product

Production capacity

1

Submerged Electric Arc Furnace

1 x 9 MVA

Silico Manganese

14,700  TPA

Ferro Manganese

21,450  TPA

 

Submerged Electric Arc Furnace (SEAF) will be used for manufacture of ferro alloys. The molten metal and slag will be tapped at regular time intervals into a ladle or onto cast iron pans. The slag will be overflowed to another ladle or in casting pans. Manganese ore, Pet Coke, Quartz, Fe-Mn Slag, MS Scrap & Electrode paste will be used as basic raw materials for Ferro alloy production.

 

Ambient air quality monitoring was carried out at 8 locations during September 2010 to November 2010 and submitted data indicated the average value of PM2.5 (12.2 – 27.7 µg/m3), PM10 (20.4 – 46.3 µg/m3), SPM (77.8 – 115.3 µg/m3), SO2 (5.6- 11.2 µg/m3) and NOx (5.9 – 12.1 µg/m3).  The predicted GLC the incremental value of PM10 (0.9 µg/m3), SO2 (2.6 µg/m3) & NOx (1.5 µg/m3) which is within the permissible limit. Fume extraction system with bag filters will be provided to SEAF. Dry fog dust suppression system will be provided at crushers, screens, transfer points of raw material handling yard, loading and unloading points to control fugitive emissions.

 

Total water required for the proposed plant is 25 m3/day and will be sourced from the Ground water. Permission from the concerned department has been obtained. No wastewater will be generated from the proposed ferro alloys plant as closed circuit cooling system will be adopted. Only wastewater will be sanitary wastewater, which will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.

 

Bag filter dust will be recycled in the process. Ferro Manganese Slag will be used in manufacture of Silico manganese as it contains high MnO2. Silico Manganese Slag will be used for road construction / crushed & after recovery of mineral given to brick manufactures. Total power requirement of 9 MVA will be met from West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL).

 

            The Committee deliberated on the issues raised during the Public Hearing/Public Consultation meeting conducted by the West Bengal Pollution Control Board on 21st July 2011. The main issues raised in the public hearing meeting were provision of employment to people, roads development, green belt development, pollution control etc. All these issues have been addressed and incorporated in the final EIA / EMP report. 

 

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

 

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

                         

  1. The total water requirement shall not exceed 25 m3/day. ‘Zero’ effluent discharge shall be strictly followed and no wastewater should be discharged outside the premises.

 

  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. Slag produced in Ferro Manganese (Fe-Mn) production shall be used in manufacture of Silico Manganese (Si-Mn). All the other ferro alloy slag shall be used in the preparation of building materials. 

 

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

 

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

 

  1. All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 21st July 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.

 

  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.

 

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

 

 

29.2.6   Proposed Fibre Cement Roofing Sheets (3,00,000 TPA) Plant  at Village Muldi & Bagmanmi, Block Raghunathpur II, District Puruliya, West Bengal by M/s Balmukund Cement & Roofing Ltd. – 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 (Industry-1) held on 24th November, 2010  for preparation of EIA/EMP Report. All the Asbestos Cement Plants have been listed at Sl. No. 4(c) of Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 as Category ‘A’ and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) of MoEF.

 

M/s Balmukund Cement & Roofing Ltd. have proposed for the Asbestos Fibre Cement Roofing Sheet Plant (3,00,000 TPA) at Villages Muldi & Bagmanmi, Block Raghunathpur II, District Puruliya, West Bengal. Total land acquired is 21.0 acres which is a barren land and green belt will be developed in 7.0 acres of area. No rehabilitation and resettlement is involved. No national parks/wild life sanctuary/reserve forests are located within 10 km radius of the rpoject. No forest land is involved. Total cost of the project is Rs. 31.00 Crores.  Rs. 140.00 Lakhs and Rs 15.00 Lakhs are earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures. Rs. 155.00 lakhs & Rs. 50.00 lakhs are allocated towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities & Occupational Safety & Health Measures, respectively.

 

Raw asbestos fiber (29,000 MTPA), cement (1,28,000 MTPA), fly ash (82,000 MTPA) and Ccotton Rag Pulp / Paper pulp (1,000 MTPA) will be used as raw materials. Raw Asbestos Fibre will be imported in closed containers & sent to project site through containerized trailers. All other raw materials will be transported by covered trucks. Chrysotile Asbestos fibre will be received in packed pallets and will be mechanically opened in a bag opening device and fed into edge runner mill to mill the fibre where water will be added to suppress dust. The milled fibre will be stored in silo and required quantity of fibre in drums.  Ordinary port land cement will be stored in cement silo and conveyed to slurry mixer.  Fly ash will also be added to slurry mixer. The slurry so formed will pumped to the agitator and water of the slurry filters through sieve depositing a fine film of asbestos cement on the surface.  The films of asbestos cement are picked up by an endless belt through rubber rolls.  Due to movement of felt forward, asbestos cement layer dewatered by vacuum and transferred to conveyer belt. The sheets are corrugated and stacked.  From the corrugators the bogie with 50 sheets travel to a heating chamber by automatic trolley handling system (ATHS) and are retained for 10-12 hours. In this period, the wet cement sheet dries and achieves a hardness which renders them to be capable of being handled and removed from the template moulds. Then dry FC sheets will be air dried in stacks for 14-28 days to allow curing of the cement in which process the sheets achieve full strength.

 

Total water requirement will be 300 m3/day and will be sourced from the own bore wells. No wastewater will be generated in the process.  The settling solids in slurry form from the recuperating tank will be collected in a clarifier and reused in the process.  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 plant premises.

 

All the solid waste generated will be recycled in the manufacturing process.  HDPE fiber bags will be shredded in the shredder unit attached to the bag opening device and sent along with the fiber into fiber mill through conveyor.Acoustic enclosures will be provided to D.G. sets. Power (1,000 KVA) will be required for the project and sourced by state Grid. No litigation / court case is in pending against the proposal.

 

Public hearing/Public consultation meeting was conducted by the West Bengal Pollution Control Board on 30th August, 2011. The Committee deliberated on the issues raised during the public hearing including Implementation of Pollution Control System, provision of employment to local people, waste disposal, noise pollution control measures & details of plantation, effective air pollution control measures, development activities, 100% solid waste utilization etc. which have been addressed and incorporated in the final EIA/EMP report.

 

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

 

i.        The project 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.

 

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

 

iii.        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.

 

iv.        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.

 

v.        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.

 

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

 

vii.        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.

 

viii.          Quarterly monitoring of pollutant (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.

 

ix.          Total water requirement from ground water shall not exceed 300 m3/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 West Bengal shall be implemented in time bound manner.

 

x.          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.

 

xi.          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.

 

xii.          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.

 

xiii.          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.

 

xiv.          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 including the recent Kalyaneswari case.

 

xv.          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.

 

xvi.          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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

29.2.7   Proposed expansion of casting and forging unit from 3400 TPA of casting and forging items, 3,600 TPA of ferro-silicon, 8,100 TPA of Silico-manganese and 10,500 TPA of Ferro manganese at Plot no. 138, Sector-B, Sirgitti Industrial Area, District Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh by M/s Raipur Forgings & Castings Pvt. Limited- regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Pioneer Enviro Laboratories & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Draft Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 16th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 22nd – 24th November 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Ferro alloy plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgy Industry of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 under Category ‘A’ and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) of MoEF.

                

M/s Raipur Forgings & Casting Pvt. Limited is an existing plant manufacturing Engineering Spare Parts & Machineries at Plot No. 138, Sector – B, Sirgitti Industrial Area (Notified Industrial Area), Tehsil Bilaspur, District Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh. As part of expansion, it is proposed to install a Ferro alloys unit in the existing plant premises. Total land in possession of company is 5.74 acres & expansion will be taken up in the existing plant premises only. Green belt will be developed in 1.5 acres, out of total plant area of 5.74 acres. Arpa nadi flows at a distance of 5.3 Kms. from the project site. No National Parks, Wild life Sanctuaries and Reserved forests are located within 10 Km radius of the plant. Nearest habitation is Parsada at a distance of about 0.95 Kms. from the plant. Total cost of the proposed project is Rs. 3.75 Crores.  Rs. 40 lakhs and Rs. 5 lakhs will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

 Following is the existing plant details:

 

S.No.

Details

Production Capacity

1

Engineering Spare Parts & Machineries

(Casting & Forging Items)

3400 Tons

 

Following is the proposed plant configuration:

 

S.No.

Details

Installed capacity

Units

Capacity

TPA

1

Ferro Alloys Unit

Fe-Si

Si-Mn

Fe-Mn

1 X 5 MVA

 

3,600

8,100

10,500

 

Submerged Electric Arc Furnace (SEAF) will be used for manufacture of ferro alloys. The molten metal and slag will be tapped at regular time intervals into a ladle or on to cast iron pans. The slag will be overflowed to another ladle or in casting pans. Manganese ore, Pet Coke, Quartz, FeMn Slag, MS Scarp & Electrode paste will be used as basic raw materials for Ferro alloy production.

 

Ambient air quality monitoring was carried out at 8 locations during September 2010 to November 2010 and submitted data indicate the average value of PM2.5 (12.1- 34.5 µg/m3), PM10 (20.1 – 57.6 µg/m3), SO2 (6.5- 12.6 µg/m3), NOx (7.8– 14.6 µg/m3). The incremental value of PM10 (0.3 µg/m3), & NOx (1.1 µg/m3) is within the permissible limits. Fume extraction system with bag filters will be provided to SEAF. Dry fog dust suppression system will be provided at crushers, screens, transfer points of raw material handling yard, loading and unloading points to control fugitive emissions.

 

Total water required for the proposed expansion project is 30m3/day and will be supplied sourced from the Ground water. No wastewater will be generated from the proposed ferro alloys plant as closed circuit cooling system will be adopted; only waste water will be Sanitary waste water, which will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.

 

Bag filter dust will be recycled in the process. Ferro Manganese Slag to be used in manufacture of Silico manganese as it contains high MnO2. Silico Manganese Slag will be used for road construction / crushed & after recovery of mineral given to brick manufactures. Total power requirement of 5 MW will be met from Grid.

 

The Committee noted that existing plant did not require environmental clearance. ‘Consent to Operate’ was obtained on 29.12.2008.

 

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

 

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

                         

  1. The total water requirement shall not exceed 30 m3/day. ‘Zero’ effluent discharge shall be strictly followed and no wastewater should be discharged outside the premises.

 

  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. Slag produced in Ferro Manganese (Fe-Mn) production shall be used in manufacture of Silico Manganese (Si-Mn). All the other ferro alloy slag shall be used in the preparation of building materials. 

 

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

 

  1. Risk and Disaster Management Plan along with the mitigation measures should be prepared and a copy submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal, 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.

 

12.  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 prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal. Implementation of such program shall be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

29.2.8     Setting up of Coke Oven Plant (LAM Coke - 16,00,000 MTPA) & Captive Power Plant (WHRB-60 MW) at Sy. No. 344, 345/1, 345/2, 345/3, 346, 354/1, 354/2, 355, 356/1, 356/2, 375/2, 375/2, 377/1, 377/2, 349, 376, Village Lunva, Taluka Bhachau, District Kutch, Gujarat by M/s Green Earth Resources and Projects Limited (previously M/s Austral Coke and Projects Limited) - regarding Reconsideration (740/2008)

 

The above proposal was considered and discussed in the 25th Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) meeting held during 29th & 30th June, 2011 The Committee after detailed deliberations sought the following additional information for reconsideration of the project without calling the project proponent:

 

·         Commitment for adoption of dry quenching technology.

 

·         Firm Coal linkage documents for imported coal and analysis including TE has to be submitted.

 

·         Raw material analysis including Trace elements.

 

·         Earth quake and Seismic hazard management plan

 

·         Detailed plan for provision of rain water harvesting for a storage capacity of 2-3 months

 

·         Detailed Occupational Health and Safety plan.

 

·         Action plan for Enterprise Social Commitment earmarking 5% of the total cost of the project.

 

The above information sought was furnished by the project proponent to MoEF and circulated among all the EAC members. The committee noted that the information regarding trace elements of raw materials and Occupational Health Surveillance programme is not satisfactory. The Committee decided the above information should be place before the Committee. The project was deferred.

 

Proposals for TORs

 

29.2.9   Expansion of Steel Plant (Additional Electric Arc Furnace, Concast Billet, Rolling Mill) along with Captive Power Plant (CFBC – Existing 2 x  35 MW & proposed 1 x 120 MW) at Papankuppam Village, Taluk Gummidipoondi, District Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu by M/s Kamachi Sponge & Power Corporation Limited- regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Amba Recycler Pvt. Ltd., Chennai gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the proposed expansion and environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft Terms of Reference for the preparation of EIA/EMP Report. Although the proposed project is a Category B project, since the plant site falls within 10 kms radius of interstate boundary (i.e. Tamil Nadu –Andhra Pradesh), the project falls under Category A as per the General Condition of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) of MoEF.

 

M/s Kamachi Sponge & Power Corporation Limited have proposed for the expansion of Steel Plant (Additional Electric Arc Furnace, Concast Billet, Rolling Mill) along with Captive Power Plant (CFBC – Existing 2 x  35 MW & proposed 1 x 120 MW) at Papankuppam Village, Taluk Gummidipoondi, District Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu. The total land area will be 88.5 acres including the existing & proposed activities and green belt has been developed in 29.99 acres. No forest land is involved. Palavakkam reserve forest is at a distance of 6.0 km from the project site.  A.P. border is at 7.5 km distance distance.  Total cost of the expansion project is Rs. 550.00 Crores and Rs. 50.00 Crores is allocated for pollution control measures. Existing plant is in operation after obtaining Environmental Clearance from MoEF vide letter no. J-11011/419/2008-IA-II(I) dated 19th October, 2009. No litigation / court case is pending against the project/land.

 

Details of existing and proposed production capacity are given below:

 

S.N.

Products

Existing (TPA)

Proposed additional  (TPA)

Upon expansion

(TPA)

1.

Rolled Products

2,00,000

3,00,000

5,00,000

2.

Intermediate Product - Billets

2,05,000

3,07,500

5,12,500

3.

Sponge Iron

1,20,000

--

1,20,000

4.

Power Plant - WHRB

10 MW

--

10 MW

5.

Power Plant - CFBC

2 x 35 MW

1 x 120 MW

2 x 35 MW &

1 x 120 MW

Configuration of the existing plant and proposed expansion is given below:

S.N.

Description

Existing

Proposed additional

Upon expansion

1.

Electrical Induction Furnace

4 x 15 T

--

4 x 15 T

2.

Electric Arc Furnace

--

1 x 40 T

1 x 40 T

3.

LRF

35 T

--

35 T

4.

AOD

35 T

--

35 T

5.

WHRB

10 MW

--

10 MW

6.

CFBC

2 x 35 MW

1 x 120 MW

2 x 35 MW &

1 x 120 MW

7.

Rolling Mill including Reheating Furnace

2 Lacs TPA

3 Lacs TPA

5 Lacs TPA

 

Sponge Iron, Melting Scrap, Ferro Alloys, Cu Ni, Al, Billets, Coal, Dolochar, Coal Washery Rejects and Furnace Oil are the raw materials that would be required. DRI-IF-AOD/LRF-CCM-RM route will be followed. Scrap and sponge iron will be melted in additional arc furnace proposed and in the existing induction furnace (IF) and after complete melting, high carbon Fe-Cr will be added, poured to transfer ladle and then to AOD converter.  After achieving the carbon level, melt will be subject to de-oxidation and removal of Chromium and Manganese from the slag. After removing the slag, metal is tapped into ladles and then transferred to additional / existing continuous casting machine to cast into billets and finally rolled in rolling mills at 1050 - 12500C to long products (TMT Bars, wire rod coils, sounds, structural steel etc.) of required size and grade. Iron ore, non-coking coal, dolomite/limestone is preheated and reduced to sponge iron in existing rotary kiln.  Sponge iron, char and dolochar is cooled in converter at 800C and separated as magnetic and non-magnetic. CFBC based power plant of 1 x 120 MW is proposed in the expansion in addition to the existing 10 MW WHRB attached to sponge iron kiln and 2 x 35 MW CFBC Boiler to meet the entire captive requirement.

 

Bag filter and stack of adequate height will be provided to EAF. ESP, low NOX burner and Stack will be used for CFBC boiler.  Stack as per CPCB standards will be provided for the D.G. Set (500 KVA). ID Fan / Stack will be provided for the Re-heating Furnace. Total ground water requirement from bore wells after expansion will be 1,026 m3/day. Acidic and alkaline effluent from cation and anion units of DM Plant will be neutralized in neutralization tank.  Boiler blow down will be neutralized in the neutralization tank before mixing with other effluent streams.  After neutralization, these effluent will be mixed with cooling tower blow down in a cooling pond and then to guard pond. The treated effluent will be used for dust suppression and green belt development. Service water will be passed through oil separator to remove oil content in the effluent.  Domestic sewage will be treated in sewage treatment plant (STP) and used for green belt development within the plant premises.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and Zero discharge will be adopted. 

 

Slag from Induction furnace and fly ash (733.6 TPD) will be sold to cement manufacturers and the PP are in process of identifying consumers in Highways / Cement Industries etc. Bottom ash (102.4 TPD) will be sold to brick manufacturers. Dolochar (455 TPD) will be used in CFBC boiler.  Waste / used / spent oil and used batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers / re-processors. Total power requirement will be 200 MW and will be generated through captive power plant (WHRB 10 MW and CFBC 2 x 35 MW & 1 x 120 MW).  500 KVA DG set is installed for emergency purpose.

 

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 and NOC obtained from the SPCB.

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

5.        Documents regarding Coal linkage.

6.        A copy of the mutual agreement for land acquisition signed with land oustees.

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. A photograph of the site should also be included.

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 10 Km radius area from proposed site. The same should be used for land used/land-cover mapping of the area.

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

10.      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.

11.      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.

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

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

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

15.      Permission from the tribals, if tribal land has also to be acquired along with details of the compensation plan.

16.      Permission and approval for the use of forest land, if any, and recommendations of the State Forest Department. .

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

18.      Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

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

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

21.      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.

22.      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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

31.      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.

32.      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.

33.      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.

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

35.      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.

36.      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.

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

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

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

40.      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.

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

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

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

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

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

46.      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.

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

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

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

50.      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.

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

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

53.      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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

65.      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.

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

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

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

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

70.      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 included. Socio-economic development activities need to be elaborated upon.

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

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

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

 

It was decided that ‘TORs’ prescribed by the Expert  Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) 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 Tamilnadu Pollution Control Board for public hearing. The issues emerged and response to the issues shall be incorporated in the EIA report. The final EIA report shall be submitted to the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance.

 

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

 

29.2.10  Proposed Ferro Alloy Plant (Silico Manganese: 12,960 TPA, Ferro Manganese: 16,200 TPA, Ferro Silicon: 5,760 TPA) at Industrial Area, Village Meghnagar, District Jhabua in Madhya Pradesh  by M/s V.S. Alloys and Steel Pvt. Limited- regarding TORs

 

 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 along with the draft Terms of Reference for the preparation of EIA/EMP Report. All the Ferro alloy plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgy Industry of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 under Category ‘A’ and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) of MoEF.

 

M/s V.S. Alloys and Steel Pvt. Limited have proposed for Ferro Alloy Plant (3.5 MVA x 2) Submerged Electric Arc Furnace to produce Silico Manganese = 36TPD/12,960TPA, Ferro Manganese = 45TPD/16,200TPA, Ferro Silicon = 16TPD/5,760TPA at Industrial area, Meghnagar, Jhabua District, Madhya Pradesh. A copy of Gazette Notification for the Industrial Area has been furnished. The project area is 1.85 acres which is acquired and and 33% area is earmarked for green belt development. Total cost of the proposed project cost will be Rs. 10.70 Crores. Budget for Environment Management and Pollution Control measures is Rs. 1.07 Crores.

 

Following are the details of proposed Project facilities:

 

S.No.

Name of the Proposed Project

Product

1

 

Ferro alloys (3.5MVA x 2)

 

 

Silico Manganese   =  36TPD / 12,960 TPA

Ferro Manganese   =  45TPD / 16,200 TPA

Ferro Silicon          =  16TPD /     5,760 TPA

 

            Manganese ore, char coal, coke, dolomite, quartzite, mill scale and Steel Turnings are the raw materials that will be used. A “Reverse Air / pulse jet bag filter is proposed to control the particulate emissions. An I.D fan, which is connected after spark arrestor and Bag filter chamber, draws gases from Furnace hood. The dust is filtered in bag filter chamber and clean gas let out to atmosphere through the I.D Fan and chimney. The dust collected is cleaned at regular intervals and driven out to a storage bin for disposal. The water requirement of 100m3/day and will be sourced from the bore well and surface water.  The slag generated would be collected and sent for crushing where the crushed slag is segregated through screen into the Metallic and Non Metallic. The Metallic Parts are reused in the process. The Silica waste will be used to prepare bricks and will be used to construct wind breaking walls and other construction activity.

 

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 line diagram/flow sheet for the process and EMP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11.          List of raw material required, Chemical analysis of all the raw materials including Trace Elements and source along with mode of transportation should be included. All the trucks for raw material and finished product transportation must be “Environmentally Compliant”.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

30.          Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

It was decided that ‘TORs’ prescribed by the Expert  Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. The final EIA 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 as the project is located in notified industrial area.

 

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

 

29.2.11  Proposed expansion of Integrated Steel Plant by installing 30,000 TPA, 9 MVA Ferro Manganese, Silico Manganese and Pig Iron and 8 MW Captive power plant (AFBC) at Village Naikin Bahal, Tehsil Birmitrapur, District Sundergarh in Orissa by M/s Swastik Ispat Pvt. Limited- regarding TORs

 

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


 

 

29.2.12    Proposed 2x9 MVA Submerged Electric Arc Furnace unit (Fe-Mn: 31,200 TPA; Si-Mn: 31,200 TPA; Fe-Cr: 18,000 TPA; Fe-Si: 14,400 TPA;) at Village Reddypalli, Mandal Chegunta, District Medak in Andhra Pradesh by M/s Bhanu Sri Ferro Alloys Pvt. Ltd.- regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Sri Sai Manasa Nature Tech 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 Terms of Reference for the preparation of EIA/EMP Report.  All the Ferro alloy plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgy Industry of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 under Category ‘A’ and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) of MoEF.

 

M/s Bhanu Sri Ferro Alloys Pvt. Ltd. have proposed to establish 2x9 MVA Submerged electric arc furnaces at  Sy Nos. 24, 29, 42, 43, 44 & 45, Reddypalli Village, Chegunta Mandal, Medak Dist, Andhra Pradesh. The company has acquired 11 Acres of land for the proposed Ferro alloy unit of which 3.63 acres of the area will be developed as green belt. There are no ecologically sensitive areas like national parks and wild life sanctuaries within 10 km radius from the proposed site. Ibrahimpur RF - 0.4kms (N), Sivaipalli RF- 8.1 km (N), Komatipalli RF - 8.3 kms (N), Wadiaram RF - 3.2 kms (SW), Soraram RF - 5.1 kms (SW), Godgupali RF - 7.5 kms (SE) and Gosanipalli RF- 8.3 km Total cost of the project is Rs. 45.00 Crores and Rs. 2.00 Crores have been earmarked towards the capital cost for environmental protection.

                                                                                                    

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

 

S. No

Products

Production Capacities (TPA)

1.

Ferro manganese

31200

2.

Silico Manganese

31200

3.

Ferro Chrome

18000

4.

Ferro Silicon

14400

 

The manufacturing process would involve preparation of raw material, electric smelting, casting and finishing. Quartzite, Mill Scale, Coke Breeze/Coal, Electrode Paste, Electrode Casting, Manganese Ore and Dolomite are the raw materials that will be required and will be sourced from authorized dealers.

 

Fugitive dust would be arrested by installation of water sprinklers with asphalted internal roads and development of thick green belt area. Stack of 30 m height will be provided for effective dispersion of particulate matter and gases emissions. Reverse Pulse Jet Bag Filters will be used to arrest dust from plant process. The total water requirement is 104 m3/day which will be met from the ground water source. No process wastewater is generated. Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit. Fe-Mn slag will be reused in Si-Mn manufacturing process as one of the raw material and remaining slag will be used for filling of low level areas and road construction works. The bag filter dust will be sold to fly ash brick manufactures. The enclosures of noise generating equipment will be designed for noise attenuation to reduce noise level. The power requirement will be met from 132 KVA/33KV substation line from the State Grid.

 

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 line diagram/flow sheet for the process and EMP

4.            Coal linkage documents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12.          List of raw material required, Chemical analysis of all the raw materials including Trace Elements and source along with mode of transportation should be included. All the trucks for raw material and finished product transportation must be “Environmentally Compliant”.

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

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

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

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

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

18.          Ambient air quality at 8 locations within the study area of 10 km., aerial coverage from project site with one AAQMS in downwind direction should be carried out including cumulative Impact of the surrounding industries and impacts on the reserve forests located within 10km distance.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

31.          Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

40.          Action plan for chrome recovery and its solid waste management plan.

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

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

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

44.          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.

45.          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 included. Socio-economic development activities need to be elaborated upon.

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

47.          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.

48.          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 (Industry-1) 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 along with Public hearing proceedings.      


 

 

29.2.13    Expansion of induction furnace unit (200 MT/day to 400 MT/day) at Village Salani, Almoh Road, Mandi Gobindgarh, Tehsil Almoh, District Fatehgarh Sahib in Punjab by M/s R.P. Multimetals (P) Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Ace Engineers & Consultants, Patiala, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project along with the draft Terms of Reference for the preparation of EIA/EMP Report. Although the proposed project is a Category ‘B’, since the plant site falls within 10km of critically polluted area, as per the General Condition of EIA Notification, 2006 and the project has been appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) of MoEF.

 

M/s R.P. Multimetals (P) Limited have proposed for expansion of induction furnace unit (200 MT/day to 400 MT/day) at Village Salani, Mandi Gobindgarh, Tehsil Almoh, District Fatehgarh Sahib in Punjab. The existing unit is in operation from September 2000. It is also proposed to add concast plant to produce steel billets/slab for down-stream processing of molten metal produced by the induction furnaces. The total project area is 35,450 m2 and the expansion would be carried out in the existing plant premises. Total cost of the project is Rs. 5.00 Crores.

 

MS scrap and sponge iron are the primary raw materials. Ferro-alloys – manganese, carbon, silica would be used as additives for alloying. The total water requirement is 25 m3/day of which the existing water requirement is 15 m3/day and that for proposed expansion is 10 m3/day. The total wastewater generation would be 14 m3/day of which the existing wastewater generation is 8 m3/day and for the proposed expansion is 6 m3/day. The total solid waste generation would be 10 MT/day of which the existing solid waste generation would be 5 MT/day and that from the proposed expansion is 5 MT/day. The total power requirement is 15,200 kW of which the existing power requirement is 9,184 kW and that for proposed expansion is 6,000 kW.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

21.  Impact of the transport of the raw materials and end products on the surrounding environment should be assessed and provided. Cumulative impacts of the existing and proposed expansion on ambient air quality should be assessed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

28.  Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

40.  Occupational health:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

The TORs prescribed shall be valid for a period of two years for submission of the EIA/EMP reports, after public consultation.

 

29.2.14    Proposed Asbestos Cement Sheets (1,08,000 TPA) manufacturing unit at # A-190 to A-193, A-196 & A-197, RIICO Industrial Area, P.S. Bagru, Tehsil Sanganer, District Jaipur in Rajasthan  by M/s Bajrang Wire Products (India) Pvt. Ltd.- regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Enkay Enviro Services, Jaipur gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft Terms of Reference for the preparation of EIA/EMP Report.  The Asbestos Cement Plants have been listed at Sl. No. 4(c) of Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 as Category ‘A’ and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) of MoEF.

 

            M/s Bajrang Wire Products (India) Pvt. Ltd. have proposed for the Asbestos cement sheets manufacturing unit with a capacity of 1,08,000 TPA at RIICO Industrial Area, Bagru Tehsil, Sanganer, Jaipur, Rajasthan. The total land area acquired is 65,331.25 sq.m of which green belt will be developed in 21,559.31 sq.m (33%). No national park / wildlife sanctuary / reserve forests exist within 10km radius of the project. The total project cost is estimated at Rs. 26.20 crores.

 

            The raw asbestos will be received in pressure packed and sealed bags. It will be used in moist form to avoid air borne. The asbestos bags will be opened in a separate machine in which complete bag will be fed into the machine and asbestos fiber will be transferred to the process without any contact with the workers and atmosphere. Cement will be received in bags & stored in the cement silo, weighed in hopper by automatic weighing scale and charge into cement conveyor. The processing of the asbestos will be done in a Kollargang, which will be totally sealed and water will be sprinkled immediately in the machine to detain any air borne asbestos fiber. Automatic bag opening device will be installed. The fugitive sources of dust emission will be from asbestos bag opening, raw material mixing, storage of the raw material and from main cement silos & transfer lines. The fugitive emissions will be routed through bag filters to control the pollutants well within the norms. There will be automatic bag opening devices for opening of asbestos bags. Air separation unit will be used for nitrogen. Asbestos dust will be generated to the tune of 0.42 Kg/tonne and other dust will be generated to the tune of 1.68 Kg/tone of product.

 

            Daily fresh water demand will be 75 m3/day. The one time industrial water demand for the proposed unit will be 1,320 m3/day and domestic water demand will be 5 m3/day. About 1,250 m3/day of water will be recycled in the industrial process. The water demand will be met from RIICO and assurance letter from RIICO has been obtained. Additionally, application will be submitted to CGWA for water supply. The sewage (4 m3/day) will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit. The treated wastewater would be reused for greenbelt development in proposed project area.

 

            Solid waste from industrial process will be generated to the tune of 2.55 TPD. It will be dried on the sludge drying bed and will be pulverized. After pulverizing, the same will be reused in the process. The power demand for the proposed unit has been estimated at about 1,000 kVA. Two D.G. sets of 500 kVA each will be installed for complete power back up. An application for power supply has been submitted to JVVNL, Bagru, Jaipur, Rajasthan

 

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

 

1      Executive Summary of the project.

2      Photographs of the plant area

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

4      Modern up-to-date Asbestos plant with automatic bag opening devices should be installed.

5      The safety measures adopted during import and transport of Asbestos from Canada or any other country should be included.

6      Present land use of study area for 10 Km radius should be included. Detailed topographical map indicating drainage pattern and other features of the area should also be included.

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

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

9      Project site layout plan, 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   Cumulative data base of last 2 yrs. for emissions e.g. aerosols size, optical depth, CO, CO2, surface and air temperature, NO, CH4, anions/cations/trace metals as given below in surface/subsurface water with present GW level and its fluctuation for last 5-10 yrs from CGWB as may be applicable.

11   For the project location 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.

12   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. This will help making a future Seismic Hazard and Earthquake Risk Management area.   

13   Site-specific micro-meteorological data including inversion height and mixing height should be included

14   Details of the other industries located in 10 km radius should be included

15   One season base line data on air, water, soil & noise etc. should be included

16   A chapter on chemistry of asbestos, handling of asbestos material, precautions proposed for the direct contact, arrangements made for storage and monitoring of asbestos fibres etc. other details as per given below:

                  i.    Size of silica sand, transportation, storage, spillway of melt and temperature management for float glass and mirror Industry along with silicosis management and toxicity studies and management for Ag etc.

                 ii.    Source and location of Asbestos (GPS) even if imported, size in F/ml, levels in environment, Chemical composition of raw material as especially amount of Tremolite, Crocidolite, Amosite and other amphiboles, Hexavalent chromium in raw material especially in serpentine, talc and chrysotile, Electron microscopy, XRD and Raman Spectra studies.

                iii.    Health Management Plan for Mesothalmia, Lung cancer and Asbestosis related problems in asbestos industries.

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   Mode of transport of raw materials from sources are to be shown. All the trucks for raw material and finished product transportation must be “Environmentally Compliant”

21   Studies are also required for management of  muck disposal, slurry, sludge material and solid waste generated if the raw materials used has trace elements and a management plan.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                  viii.   No. I-VII 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.

                   xii.   Existing stack emission data and fibre concentration in the work zone.

23   Sources of secondary emissions, its control and monitoring as per the CPCB guidelines and latest notification vide G.S.R. 414(E) dated 30th May, 2008 should be included.

24   Chemical characterization of RSPM and incorporation of RSPM data. Location of one AAQMS in downwind direction.

25   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.

26   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.

27   Actual source and permission for the drawl of water from bore well from the SGWB/CGWA or concerned authority and water balance data including quantity of effluent generated, recycled and reused and discharged is to be provided. Methods adopted/to be adopted for the water conservation should be included

28   Ground water monitoring minimum at 8 locations should be included.

29   Scheme for proper storage of asbestos fibres and disposal of solid/hazardous waste should be included.

30   Presence of aquifer/aquifers within 1 km of the project boundaries should be included. Management plan for recharging the aquifer should be given so as to limit the water extraction within permissible limit of CWC or CGWB should be included.

31   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.

32   Ground water analysis with bore well data, litho-logs, draw down and recovery tests to quantify the area and volume of aquifer and its management should be included.

33   Ground water modeling showing the pathways of the pollutants should be included

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

35   All samplings for water have to be done during the peak summer time (Sampling number, dates and standard deviation should be included.

36   Incorporation of water harvesting plan for the project is necessary, if source of water is bore well should be ensured.

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

38   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.

39   Wastewater characteristics (heavy metals, anions and cations, trace metals, PAH) from asbestos bearing effluent should be included.

40   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 should be included.

41   All stock piles should be on top of a stable liner to avoid leaching of materials to ground water.

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

43   The details of green belt plan along SE direction of the plant area.

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

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

46   Detailed action plan for compliance of the directions (including the recent Kalyaneswari case) of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India regarding occupational health and safety measures in asbestos industries should be included.

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

48   Compliance to the recommendations mentioned in the CREP guidelines should be included.

49   An action plan on entire operation should be automatic and closed system for all operations for fibre handling and processing should be included.

50   Details of arrangement for measurement and monitoring of asbestos fibre (Phase contrast microscope) should be included.

51   Detailed Environment management Plan (EMP) with specific reference to details of air pollution control system water & wastewater management, monitoring frequency, responsibility and time bound implementation plan for mitigation measure should be provided.

52   EMP should include the concept of waste-minimization, recycle/reuse/recovery techniques, Energy conservation, and natural resource conservation.

53   EMP should include a clear map for plantation/green belt.

54   Commitment that laboratory for monitoring asbestos fibres will be established at the site.

55   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 included. Socio-economic development activities need to be elaborated upon.

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

 

            It was decided that ‘TORs’ prescribed by the Expert  Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. Public hearing is not required as 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.

 

Any Other Items

 

29.2.15    Proposed Sponge Iron Plant (2x90 TPD) along with 8 MW Captive Power Plant at B-7, Phase-III, Bokaro Industrial Area, Balidih, District Bokaro, Jharkhand by M/s Sundaram Steels Pvt. Limited – regarding amendment in Environmental Clearance

 

Environmental Clearance for the above proposal was accorded vide MoEF letter No. J-11011/128/2010-IA II(I) dated 14.01.2011.The project proponent vide letter dated 12.09.2011 have requested MoEF for an amendment in the Specific Condition no. VIII of the environmental clearance i.e. permission to give the char from the DRI plant to an external power plant instead of utilizing in the captive AFBC boiler. The specific condition (viii) relates to “all the char from the DRI plant shall be utilized in the AFBC boiler of power plant and no char shall 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”. The PP made a presentation before the Committee and requested for the above amendment.

 

The justification for the above amendment is that, the proposed CPP of 8 MW could not be constructed yet whereas 1 kiln is ready for commissioning, which will generate 5,400 TPA of char. The PP has given commitment that the 2nd kiln will not be commissioned till the CPP is commissioned. Till then, all the char will be given to M/s Shakambhari Ispat & Power Ltd., Purulia for utilization in its AFBC boiler. MoU with M/s Shakambhari Ispat & Power Ltd., Purulia in this regard was submitted.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the proposal for amendment in environmental clearance letter No. J-11011/128/2010-IA II(I) dated 14.01.2011 i.e. permission to give the char from the DRI plant to M/s Shakambhari Ispat & Power Ltd., Purulia for utilization in its AFBC boiler without disposing it elsewhere till the CPP is commissioned.

 

29.2.16    Expansion of Sponge Iron Plant (350 TPD) into Integrated Steel Plant (0.7 MTPA) along with Captive Power Plant (75 MW) at Ratapur-Kandra Village, Gamharia Block, District Saraikela Kharsawan in Jharkhand by M/s Nilanchal Iron & Power Limited - regarding amendment in Environmental Clearance

 

Environmental Clearance for the above proposal was accorded vide MoEF letter No. J-11011/662/2008-IA II(I) dated 24.12.2009.The project proponent vide letter dated 12.09.2011 have requested MoEF for an amendment in the Specific Condition no. XV of the environmental clearance i.e. permission to give the char from the DRI plant and coal rejects to an external power plant instead of utilizing in the captive AFBC boiler. The specific condition (XV) relates to “Char from DRI plant, coal rejects and fines from coal washery shall be utilized in AFBC boilers as fuel”. The PP have also made a presentation before the Committee and requested for the above amendment.

 

The justification for the above amendment is that, the proposed CPP of 75 MW could not be constructed yet whereas the DRI plant and coal washery is ready for commissioning. The CPP is scheduled to be commissioned within 24 months. Till then, all the char and washery rejects will be given to M/s Jai Balaji Industries Ltd., Unit IV, Banskopa, West Bengal for utilization in its AFBC boiler. MoU with M/s Jai Balaji Industries Ltd., in this regard was submitted. An alternative arrangement of flue gas utilization system will be installed for iron ore pre-heating and coal drying toll the installation of WHRB.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the proposal for amendment in environmental clearance letter J-11011/662/2008-IA II(I) dated 24.12.2009 i.e. permission to give the char from the DRI plant and washery rejects to M/s Jai Balaji Industries Ltd., Unit IV, Banskopa, West Bengal for utilization in its AFBC boiler without disposing it elsewhere till the CPP is commissioned.

 

29.2.17    Expansion of Steel Plant (Sponge Iron from 1,15,500  to 3,30,000 TPA; Induction Furnaces-LRF-Concast from 1,15,000 to 2,87,500 TPA; Hot Metal- 1,55,966 TPA; Rod/TMT Rolling Mill- 1,50,000 TPA, Coal Washery-7,00,000 TPA and Captive Power Plant 48 MW through WHRB (24MW) and FBC (24MW) and CPP through BF gas- 4 MW) at Village Uliburu, P.O. Nalda via Barbil District Keonjhar in Orissa by M/s Beekay Steel and Power Limited – regarding Amendment in Environmental Clearance

 

Environmental Clearance for the above project was accorded on 28.7.2010. The PP has requested for an amendment in the environmental clearance by inclusion of Iron Ore Beneficiation & Pelletization unit (12,00,000 TPA) in the above expansion project.

 

The proponent informed the Committee that utilization of pellets instead of iron ore in sponge iron plant and in blast furnace will reduce the dust emissions significantly. There will not be any additional land and water requirement and total production capacity.

 

The Committee decided that the request for amendment in environmental clearance shall be considered after receiving a detailed comparative note on the pollution load of the expansion proposal with and without the Iron Ore Beneficiation & Pelletization units.

 

29.2.18      Expansion of Pulp and Paper Plant (Additional 2 Lakh TPA) and Captive Power Plant (30 MW) at MIDC Industrial Area, Bhigwan, District Pune in Maharashtra by M/s Ballarpur Industries Limited - regarding Transfer of Environmental Clearance

 

Environmental Clearance for expansion of Pulp & Paper Plant from 2 Lac TPA to 4 Lac TPA (additional 2 Lac TPA) & 30 MW Captive Power Plant” was accorded by MoEF vide letter No. J-11011/129/2008-IA-II (I) dated 30th October, 2008 in the name of Ballarpur Industries Limited (Unit Bhigwan).  It was informed that the ownership of BILT has now been splitted into two parts viz. BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited (BGPPL) owning the Paper & Pulp Plant & Avantha Power & Infrastructure Limited (APIL) owning the 30 MW Captive Power Plant. Hence, it was requested to transfer the EC in the name of BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited (BGPPL) for Paper & Pulp Plant (Additional 2 Lakh TPA) and Avantha Power & Infrastructure Limited (APIL) for the 30 MW Captive Power Plant.

 

The committee has sought a detailed application and undertaking by both the parties i.e. BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited (BGPPL) and Avantha Power & Infrastructure Limited (APIL) w.r.t their relative stakes, environmental liabilities, land requirement, water requirement,, green belt, compliance to the environmental clearance conditions, environment cell etc.

 

29.2.19      Expansion of Paper Production Capacity (from 1,56,000 TPA to 3,21,000 TPA) and installation of New Captive Co-generation Power Plant (40 MW) at Unit Ballarpur, District Chandrapur in Maharashtra by M/s Ballarpur Industries Limited - regarding Transfer of Environmental Clearance

 

EC for the Expansion of Paper Production Capacity (from 1,56,000 TPA to 3,21,000 TPA) and installation of New Captive Co-generation Power Plant (40 MW) at Unit Ballarpur, District Chandrapur in Maharashtra was accorded by MoEF vide letter No. J-11011/99/2008-IA-II (I) dated 19th August, 2008 in the name of Ballarpur Industries Limited (Unit Ballarpur). It was informed to the committee that the ownership of BILT has now been splitted into two parts viz. BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited (BGPPL) owning the Paper & Pulp Plant & Avantha Power & Infrastructure Limited (APIL) owning the 40 MW Captive Power Plant. Hence, it is requested to transfer the EC in the name of BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited (BGPPL) for Paper & Pulp Plant (from 1,56,000 TPA to 3,21,000 TPA) and Avantha Power & Infrastructure Limited (APIL) for the 40 MW Captive Co-generation Power Plant.

 

The committee has sought a detailed application and undertaking by both the parties i.e. BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited (BGPPL) and Avantha Power & Infrastructure Limited (APIL) w.r.t their relative stakes, environmental liabilities, land requirement, water requirement,, green belt, compliance to the environmental clearance conditions, environment cell etc.

 

29.2.20      Clarification whether rare earth manufacturing plant attracts any provision of EIA Notification, 2006 by M/s Toyotsu Rare Earths India Pvt. Limited (TREI) - regarding

 

M/s Toyotsu Rare Earths Orissa Pvt. Limited (TREO) and their consultant, M/s Team Labs, Hyderabad, gave a detailed presentation on the proposed manufacturing process of Rare Earth Carbonate and Oxalate manufacturing plant and sought clarification on the applicability of EIA Notification, 2006 to the project.

 

The reaction scheme involved in the manufacturing process is a two stage process, involving separation of mixture of chloride solution into individual compounds and precipitation of carbonate and oxalates. The Committee after detailed deliberations clarified that as per the manufacturing process, the proposal doesn’t attract the purview of EIA Notification, 2006.

 

29.2.21      Expansion of Steel Plant (Billets- 1,40,000 to 12,50,000 TPA; Rolled products -1,40,000 to 12,00,000 TPA) and installation of  Sponge Iron Plant, Ferro Alloy Plant and CPP at New Gummidipoondi,  District Thiruvallur in Tamil Nadu by M/s Suryadev Alloys & Power Pvt. Limited - regarding amendment in environmental clearance

 

Environmental clearance        for expansion of Steel Plant (Billets- 1,40,000 to 12,50,000 TPA; Rolled products -1,40,000 to 12,00,000 TPA) and installation of  Sponge Iron Plant, Ferro Alloy Plant and CPP (2x80 MW CFBC and 18 MW of WHRB) at New Gummidipoondi,  District Thiruvallur in Tamil Nadu was accorded don 28.05.2011.

 

The proponent have requested the Ministry to amend the environmental clearance as coal for the captive power plant will be used imported as well as indigenous.  The proponent also informed that they will approach the Ministry for necessary amendment as and when they get the indigenous coal linkage from the Ministry of Coal. The company has earlier envisaged to use imported coal from Indonesia with sulphur content of 1.2 % and ash content of 9 %.

 

The proposal for amendment was placed before the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) in its meeting held during 24th - 25th October, 2011. The Committee noted that the earlier proposal was considered based on the imported coal. Once the indigenous coal is available, they will be using indigenous coal. The Committee noted that the coal will be transported from the Paradeep port and washed coal will be used. The Committee also noted that the company would install boiler with technology with thermax which can use indigenous as well as imported coal. The boiler installed would be CFBC and it is provided with limestone feeding system to absorb the SO2. The boiler has been designed to capture 95% of sulphur. The ash generated would be used by the cement plant.

 

The Committee recommended the proposal for use of imported as well as indigenous coal subject to stipulation of specific condition that “in case source of fuel supply is to be changed at a later stage from imported to indigenous coal for the captive power plant, the project proponent shall intimate the Ministry well in advance along with necessary requisite documents for its concurrence for allowing the change.”

25th October, 2011

 

Proposals for Environmental clearance

 

29.3.1   Expansion of existing Sponge Iron Plant into Integrated Steel Plant (0.5 MTPA) along with Captive Power Plant (from 8 MW to 73 MW) at Village Katsai, District Keonjhar, Orissa by M/s Kamaljeet Singh Ahluwalia- regarding Environmental Clearance

 

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 as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 83rd meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) held during 14th - 16th July, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP report. All the Integrated Steel Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Primary Metallurgical Industries under category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) of MoEF.

 

M/s Kamaljeet Singh Ahluwalia have proposed for expansion of existing Sponge Iron Plant into Integrated Steel Plant (0.5 MTPA) along with Captive Power Plant (from 8 MW to 73 MW) at Village Katsai, District Keonjhar, Orissa. The Company has acquired 28.73 ha (71 acres) of private land for entire project and expansion will be carried within the existing plant. Out of 28.73 ha of plant area, 9.51 ha (33%) has been earmarked for the green belt development along the plant boundary. No national park/ wild life sanctuary/ biosphere reserve are located within 10 km radius of the project. The water bodies within 10 km radius include Kundra or Suna Nadi at 1.9 km, Karo River at 4.7 kms, adjoining Topodihi Nala and Kakarpani Nala at 4.3 kms from the project site. There are 7 Reserve forests within the study area, viz., Siddhamath RF, Lakhraghat RF, Mendhamaruni RF, Uliburu RF, Karo RF, Torha RF and Baitarni RF. Total cost of the project is Rs. 806.74 Crores.

 

The project expansion will be implemented in two phases. Presently existing facilities are DRI plant (1 X 1,10,000 TPA), WHRB (8MW), IF (2 nos. X 10 T). It is proposed to additionally install 2 x 1,10,000 TPA DRI Plant, MBF (1 no. X 250 cum i.e. 2.45 lakh TPA), 24 m2 Sinter plant, 175 TPH coal washery (6.3 lakh TPA), 1 no. X 50 T Electric Arc Furnace (1no) with 1 no. X 50 T Ladle Refining Furnace (3.5 lakh TPA), 4 nos. X 10 T Induction Furnace (1.5 lakh TPA), Continuous Casting Machine, TMT Bar Rolling mill (1 lakh TPA), Structural rolling mill (2 lakh TPA), Captive Power Plant (WHRB 2 nos. X 8 MW + AFBC 49 MW).

 

The major raw materials required for the integrated steel and power unit are Iron ore, coal & dolomite. For existing plant, the coal requirement is being met from MCL collieries. The process follows typical rotary kiln operations. Considering the several benefits like good communication, infrastructural facilities, possibility of low capacity kilns, capital cost etc. DRI technology with waste heat recovery kiln process has been adopted.

 

Ambient Air Quality for PM10, PM2.5, SO2 and NOx has been monitored at 7 locations. Values conform to the prescribed standards. The predominant wind direction is in NE, NW and SW. The maximum ground level concentration of the these parameters is at a distance of 1.5km. The nearest location of RF is at a distance of 2.0 km in the Eastern direction. With the proposed mitigative measures, there will not be any significant impact on the reserve forests.

 

ESP will be provided at exits of WHRB & AFBC boilers to control gaseous emissions. The exhaust gas from DRI kiln would be cleaned by dry gas cleaning system (ESP). After Burning Chamber (ABC) and Dust Settling Chamber (DSC) will be provisioned along with the DRI kiln. Part of the dust carried by the waste gases will settle down at DSC. Fume extraction system, cyclone and scrubber with water cooled duct, gas cooler, bag house/ bag filters, ID fan and stack will be provided for induction furnace to control dust. Dust suppression and dust extraction system like bag filters will be provided to raw material handling section, screen, conveyer transfer etc.

 

Total fresh water requirement will be 625.5 m3/hr. Presently, permission for 700 m3/day is available for withdrawal of ground water. For future, application has been submitted to State Government for permission to withdraw ground water or water from the Sona/ Karo River. In view of the present water scenario, the company intends to use its exhausted captive iron ore mine pits to store rain water to meet the entire plants annual requirement, present within at a distance of 1.5 km-5 km. Cooling tower blow down will be treated. Demineralization plant will be installed to meet the requirement of boiler. Oil and water will be separated from the various units and wastewater will be recycled and reused. All the effluent will be treated and used for ash handling, dust suppression and green belt development. No effluent will be discharged outside during non monsoon period. Domestic effluent will be treated through septic tank soak pit arrangement.

 

DRI Char and Coal fines will be used as fuel feed in AFBC boiler. SMS scrap will be recycled and reused in the process. Iron ore fines will be sold to sinter and pelletization units. Bottom ash will be used in road making and land filling. Kiln dust, kiln accretion and scale will be used for land filling. The Committee recommended that no land filling is allowed for solid waste.

 

Total power requirement of the complex for operating different facilities is estimated as 73 MW, which will be met from captive generation. Additionally DG sets will be provided to meet emergency situation. Total 49 MW captive power will be generated through AFBC and 24 MW from WHRB. 

 

The Committee deferred the project for reconsideration and sought the following additional information:

 

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

 

·         Documents regarding Coal linkage for the existing unit and proposed expansion

 

·         Members for Vehicular pollution control.

 

·         Recheck the data on Trace Element analysis of raw materials & surface water and management plan.

 

·         Flood history of the area and flood management plan.

 

·         A copy of the regional wildlife conservation plan and a detailed note on the PP’s contribution to the same.

 

·         Revised OHS plan and the existing OHS data.

 

·         Revised layout including the green belt.

 

 

29.3.2   Manufacture of Steel Ingots/Billets (90,000 TPA), Rolled Products (90,000 TPA) and Ferro Alloys (12,000 TPA) at P.H. No. 101, Village Urla, Tehsil Dharsiwa, District Raipur, Chhattisgarh by M/s Kshitiz Agro Products (P) Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Pioneer Enviro Laboratries & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (ToRs) awarded during the 95th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) held during 15th–17th June, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Ferro alloy plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgy Industry of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 under Category ‘A’ and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) of MoEF.

 

M/s Kshitiz Agro Products (P) Limited have proposed for manufacture of Steel Ingots/Billets (90,000 TPA), Rolled Products (90,000 TPA) and Ferro Alloys (12,000 TPA) at P.H. No. 101, Village Urla, Tehsil Dharsiwa, District Raipur, Chhattisgarh. Total land requirement is 7.5 Acres for the proposed project and green belt will be developed in 2.5 Acres. No R & R is involved. No National Park / Wildlife Sanctuary is located within 10 km radius of the proposed project site. Kharun River is flowing at a distance of 7.5 Kms. from the site. Total cost of the proposed project is Rs. 47 Crores.  Rs. 4.1 Crores and Rs. 20.0 lakhs will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

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

 

S.No.

Details

Plant Configuration

Production Capacity

1.

Induction Furnace with Concast to produce Billets

2 x 15 MT/ Heat

90,000 TPA

2.

Rolling Mill to produce TMT Bars/ Structural steel

1 x 300 TPD

90,000 TPA

3.

Submerged Arc Furnace to produce Ferro Alloys

 

Ferro Silicon/

Silico Manganese/

Ferro Manganese

1 x 7 MVA

12,000 TPA

 

Initially scrap & other metallics such as sponge Iron will be charged into the induction furnace. After scrap & other metallics are fully melted, the temperature of the melt reaches above 1600 oC, and then DRI will be continuously charged into the furnace. As soon as the charge is melted, bath samples will be taken and temperature will be measured.  There will be 2 nos. of induction furnaces in the SMS each of 15 MT capacity. Concast will be used to produce Billets. A 300 TPD furnace is proposed for the heating of billets. A bar and round mill will be installed in the plant to produce 300 TPD of TMT bars/ Structural steel. Submerged Electric Arc Furnace (SEAF) will be used for manufacture of ferro alloys (Ferro Silicon, Silico Manganese, Ferro Manganese). The molten metal and slag will be tapped at regular time intervals into a ladle or on to cast iron pans. The slag will be overflowed to another ladle or in casting pans. Manganese ore, pet coke, quartz, Fe-Mn slag, MS scarp & electrode paste will be used as basic raw materials for Ferro alloy production.

 

Ambient air quality monitoring was carried out at 8 locations during March 2009 to May 2009 and submitted data indicated the average value of RSPM (52.3 to 103.5 µg/m3), SPM (145.8 to 347.8 µg/m3), SO2 (12.7 to 21.4 µg/m3), NOx (14.4 to 26.8 µg/m3).  The submitted data indicated the incremental value of PM10 (0.8 µg/m3), SO2 (6.4 µg/m3) & NOx (5.7 µg/m3) which is within the permissible limits. The main sources of fugitive emissions are raw material unloading, raw material handling, primary and secondary fugitive emissions from SMS, SEAF. Dust generated from raw material unloading areas is controlled by providing dust suppression system.  In other areas specified above, dust extraction system with bag filters will be provided to control the particulate emissions. The flue gases from the rolling mill will be discharged through a stack of 49 m height for effective dispersion of Sulphur dioxide emission into the atmosphere. Induction Furnaces with Concast and Submerged Arc Furnace will be provided with Fume Extraction & cleaning system with bag filters followed by a stack of 30 m height to control the particulate emissions < 50 mg/Nm3

 

Total water required for the proposed plant is 95m3/day and will be sourced from the Ground water. Closed circuit cooling system will be implemented in Steel Melting Shop, Ferro Alloys & Rolling Mill. There will not be any waste water generation from process and cooling in the steel plant. Domestic waste water generation will be 4m3/day and will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit. 

 

Bag filter dust will be reused. SMS Slag will be crushed and after recovery of iron, the inert material will be used for brick making / Road construction. Mill scales from Rolling Mill will be used in Induction Furnaces. Fe-Mn will be used in the manufacture of Silico manganese as it contains high MnO2, Si-Mn Slag will be crushed & after recovery of mineral given to brick manufacturers / road construction and Fe-Si Slag will be used in cast iron foundries and SMS. Total power requirement of 14 MW will be met from Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board (CSEB).

 

            The Committee deliberated on the issues raised during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting conducted by the Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board on 11.05.2010. The issues raised in the public hearing meeting were provision of employment to local people, infrastructure development in the local area, pollution control measures etc. All these issues have been addressed and incorporated in the final EIA / EMP report. 

 

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

 

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

                         

  1. The total water requirement shall not exceed 95 m3/day. ‘Zero’ effluent discharge shall be strictly followed and no wastewater should be discharged outside the premises.

 

  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. Slag produced in Ferro Manganese (Fe-Mn) production shall be used in manufacture of Silico Manganese (Si-Mn). All the other ferro alloy slag shall be used in the preparation of building materials. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  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.

 

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

 

29.3.3   Proposed Cement Grinding Unit - 100 TPD at Plot No. 901, Village Lachmanpur, P.O. Salanpur, District Burdwan in West Bengal by M/s Top Tech Cement Co. (Pvt.) Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Pacific Scientific Consultancy Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per the Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 19th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 22nd & 23rd February, 2011 for preparation of EIA/EMP report. All the stand alone cement grinding units are listed at S. No. 3 (b) under Category-B of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 and appraised by the SEIAA/ SEAC. Since the project is located within 10 km radius of Asansol, a critically polluted area, the proposal has been appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) of MoEF.

 

M/s Top Tech Cement Co. (Pvt.) Limited have proposed for Cement Grinding Unit (100 TPD) at Village Lachmanpur, District Burdwan in West Bengal. Total land area required for the proposed project is 1.01 Acres. The cost of the project is Rs 210.02 Lacs. The following production facilities will be installed:

 

*                  Grinding Ball Mill                     :100 × 1 TPD i.e. 30,000 TPA

*                  Silos                                        : 50 × 2 TPD i.e. 30,000 TPA

*                  Packing Machine                    : 1 Nos. (250 bags per hr.)

 

Clinker - 18,000 TPA (60%) from Satna, (M.P), Manikgarh (Maharashtra), gypsum - 1,500 TPA (5%) from Tata Chemicals (HALDIA) and fly ash - 10,500 TPA (35%) from DPL are the raw materials that will be used. Pozzolona Cement will be manufactured using dry process. The power requirement is 400 KVA and will be met from West Bengal State Electricity Board.

 

Pulse-Jet Bag Filter, Hopper, Casing, Honey-comb Plate, Air Jet Tank, Solenoid Valve, Ventury, Cage, Polyester Bag, ID Fan, Rotary Air Lock Valve, Sequential Control Timer, Multi Cyclone Separator are the air pollution control equipments that will be installed. The Emission Standard will be within 50 mg/m³ Max. Water requirement of 5 m3/d will be sourced from bore wells. No industrial wastewater will be generated from the plant.  The solid waste will be cement and reused in the manufacturing process.

 

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

 

The committee noted that the presentation is not upto the mark and the data regarding  AAQ, water quality and noise levels. The proposal will be reconsidered On receipt of requisite data.

 

29.3.4   Expansion of 66,000 TPA Integrated Steel Plant (0.075 MTPA to 0.425 MTPA), Re-pulping & Paper Mill  and Captive Power Plant  (76 MW= FBC- 60 MW & WHRB - 16 MW) at Kulei, Parajang, Dhenkanal, Orissa by M/s Rana Sponge Limited  - regarding Environmental Clearance        

 

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

 

29.3.5   Integrated Steel Plant along with Captive Power Plant  at Villages Basadi, Karuakap, Salhana, Tehsil Badwara, District Katni in Madhya Pradesh by M/s Alliance Energy & Steel Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Pioneer Enviro Laboratories & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 7th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 2nd – 3rd February, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Integrated Steel Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Primary Metallurgical Industries under category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) of MoEF.

 

The Committee noted that imported coal will be used and MoU/Coal linkage from Nsquare Group Ltd., Moscow is submitted. Since coal washery is not required for imported coal, the committee has recommended to drop Coal Washery from the proposal and accordingly submit the revised scenario. The committee has also sought the trace element analysis of imported coal. The PP vide his letter has confirmed dropping of Coal washery from the proposal and submitted a comparison of various parameters with and without coal washery. The trace element analysis of imported coal has been submitted.

 

The project area has been reduced from 191.328 Acres to 154.7 Acres and green belt will be developed in 52 acres of plant area. There are no National Parks, Wild life Sanctuaries and eco-sensitive areas within 10 Km radius. Midra PF, Khirhani RF, Hughari RF, Patharhata RF, Lurmi PF, Salaiya RF, Gopalpur RF are present within 10 Km. radius of the project. Total cost of the project is Rs. 1875 Crores. Rs. 98 Crores and Rs. 4.3 Crores/annum will be earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost for environmental pollution control measures.

 

The following are the production capacities of proposed project:

 

S.No.

Details

Unit Configuration

Production capacity (TPA)

1.

Sponge Iron unit

4 x 350 TPD

&

6 x 100 TPD

6,00,000

2.

Induction Furnace unit

(Billets / Ingots)

10 x 20 Tons/ Heat

6,00,000

3.

Rolling Mill unit

(TMT bars & structural steel)

4 x 500 TPD

6,00,000

4.

Ferro Alloys unit

   Fe-Si

   Si-Mn

   Fe-Mn

4 x 9 MVA

 

25,330

57,000

74,000

5.

Iron Ore Beneficiation & Pelletization unit

2 x 1000 TPD

6,00,000

6.

Power through

WHRB Route

----

44  MW

FBC route

3 x 35 MW

105  MW

 

Lump Iron ore, Bentonite, Coke /coal for I/O Beneficiation & Pellet plant, Iron ore, coal, dolomite for making sponge iron, Sponge iron, scrap, ferro alloy for making MS Billets & Rolled Products / structural steels, Dolochar & Imported Coal will be used for power generation, Manganese Ore, Quartz, pet coke will be used as raw materials for manufacturing of Ferro Alloys. Imported coal will be used in the proposed project & MOU for supply of Imported Coal is obtained from Nsquare Group Limited, Moscow. Power generated from the plant will be captively consumed.  DG sets will be installed.

 

The emissions from Pellet plant will be controlled by installation of  high efficiency ESPs  and the emissions will be dispersed into the atmosphere through two stacks each of 45m height. The hot waste flue gases from the DRI kilns will pass through Waste Heat Recovery Boilers and after heat recovery the gases will be treated in high efficiency ESPs to bring down the particulate emissions in the exhaust gases below 50 mg/Nm3. The exhaust emissions of FBC boilers will pass through Electrostatic Precipitators (ESP) to bring down the particulate matter less than 50 mg/Nm3 and will be discharged into the atmosphere through a combined stack with twin flues of 108 m height & another stack of 87 m height. All the stacks height have been calculated as per CPCB norms. In Reheating Furnace, the fuel proposed to be used is FO. 4 nos. of stacks each of 48 m height will be provided for effective dispersion of SO2 into the atmosphere. The primary & secondary fugitive emissions from Induction furnaces will be treated in Fume extraction & cleaning system comprising of suction hoods, bag filters etc. The outlet dust emissions in the exhaust gases in all these units will be less than 50 mg/ Nm3. The treated gases from 10 nos. of furnaces will be discharged into the atmosphere through 5 nos. of combined stacks (each with twin flues) each of 30 m height from Induction Furnaces. The primary & secondary fugitive emissions from Submerged Electric Arc furnaces will be treated in Fume extraction & cleaning system comprising of suction hoods, bag filters etc. The outlet dust emissions in the exhaust gases in all these units will be less than 50 mg/Nm3. The treated gases will be discharged into the atmosphere through 4 nos. of stacks each of 30 m height from Submerged Electric Arc Furnaces.

 

Water requirement of 19,910m3/day will be met from the River Mahanadi, which is flowing at a distance of 1.0 km from the project site. Closed loop system will be adopted so that no effluent is discharged from the proposed plants. Only make up water will be fed into the plant. Acidic and alkaline effluent from cation and anion units of DM Plant will be neutralized in neutralization tank. Boiler blow down will be neutralized in the neutralization tank before mixing with other effluent streams.  After neutralization, these two effluents will be mixed with cooling tower blow down in a guard pond. 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. Rain water harvesting structure will be constructed.

 

             Char from DRI process will be used in AFBC boiler as fuel along with Imported Coal.  Dust from air pollution control devices (APCD) will be given to Brick Manufacturers. Slag from Induction Furnace will be crushed and after recovery of Iron, the inert material will be given Brick manufacturersMill scale will be used in SMS. Fe-Si slag will be given to cast iron foundries. Si-Mn Slag will be utilized in road construction// crushed & after recovery of mineral given to brick manufactures. Fe-Mn Slag Will be used in manufacture of Silico manganese as it contains high MnO2. Bottom ash will be used for low land filling. Fly ash from Power plant will be sold to fly ash brick manufacturers and cement grinding units.  Waste oil and used batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers/re-processors. 

            

The Committee deliberated upon the issues raised during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board on 20th August, 2010. The main issues raised in the public hearing meeting were regarding Crop damage, impact on cattle, Pollution of Surface water bodies & ground water contamination, pollution control, providing employment to locals, developing of local area and organizing medical camps etc. All these issues have been addressed and incorporated in the final EIA / EMP report. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

vi.      Total water requirement shall not exceed 17,210 KLD. Efforts shall further be made to use maximum water from the rain water harvesting sources.  Use of air cooled condensers shall be explored and closed circuit cooling system shall be provided to reduce water consumption and water requirement shall be modified accordingly. All the effluent should be treated and used for ash handling, dust suppression and green belt development.  No effluent shall be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge shall be adopted. Sewage should be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

29.3.6   Expansion and change in pulping process by installation of de-inking facility for manufacturing of paper including news print at Cheranmahadevi, District Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu by M/s Sun Paper Mill Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities 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 by SEIAA, Tamilnadu on 22.10.2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP. Paper manufacturing industry without pulp manufacturing is listed at S.No. 5(i) under category ‘B’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the state level. Due to the non functioning of SEIAA, Tamilnadu at present, the proposal is appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) of MoEF.

 

M/s Sun Paper Mill Limited have proposed for expansion and change in pulping process by installation of de-inking facility (120 TPD of pulp) for manufacturing of 75 ton of paper including news print at Cheranmahadevi, District Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu. The existing plant is operating since 1966.

 

Upon commissioning of the deinking plant, the existing wood pulping and associated equipments and machinery would operate on a standby mode. The proposed project involve  the inclusion of de-inking plant along with the present process stream. There will be no change in the production capacity or increase in the water/power requirement. The project will utilize the existing cogeneration plant with the present capacity of 6.0 MWH for its power requirement. When the project is in full-operational phase, the facility would discontinue the existing wood pulping section. The only raw material during full-operational phase would be only wastepaper. The proposed deinking plant would be located within the existing production facility in western side of the existing chipper house and eastern side of the existing chemical go-down.

 

Ambient Air Quality Monitoring (AAQM) stations were set up at ten locations. The TSPM and RSPM are observed to vary from 65.8 to 119.5 µg/m3 and 18.3 to 33.8 µg/m3 respectively. Sulphur dioxide and Oxides of nitrogen are observed to be <4.0 to 6.9 µg/m3 and 5.6 to 12.4 µg/m3 respectively. All the above parameters are well within the prescribed standards. There will not be any generation of SPM, NOx, SO2, CO, and CO2 emissions from the proposed de-inking plant. Upon commissioning of the de-inking plant, one of the existing boilers (12 Ton) would be kept as a standby. Air pollution modeling, carried out for the proposed de-inking plant shows that resultant concentrations of SO2 (6.3 µg/m3), NOx (1.9 µg/m3) and SPM (0.4 µg/m3) are well within the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for rural residential and other areas.

 

The project will source its entire water requirement from Thamiraparani River. The total daily fresh water requirement of the proposed and existing plant is about 1,818 m3/day. There is no additional water requirement. The project will not extract groundwater and hence there will be no impact on ground water. The wastewater generated will be treated in the existing effluent treatment plant and the final treated effluent meeting the TNPCB norms is used for irrigation in the plant premises. On full operation of the de-inking process, the wood pulping process will be stopped, which will results in the reduction of pollution load to ETP. Strom water drain in the proposed de-inking plant will be collected through storm drain and suitably diverted to rain water harvesting pits and the over flow from the Rain Water Harvesting pits will be diverted to near by nallah.

 

The total solid waste generation from the plant would be around 25 Ton per day. Fly ash from the existing co-generation plant and the sludge from the proposed de-inking plant will be the source of solid waste. The sludge upon treatment and proper mixing with biomass would be used as fuel. The sludge is also being proposed to be sold to paper board manufacturing units for usage as raw material. The ash generated in the Cogeneration Plant shall be utilized for road laying works within the plant, utilized as bed material for boiler and shall also be given to local villages for road laying works, filling up of low lying areas, etc.

 

The Committee deliberated on the issues raised during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting conducted by the Tamilnadu Pollution Control Board on 4th February, 2011. The public has welcomed the project w.r.t the pollution control measures and socio economic development being doine by the PP.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the proposal for environmental clearance subject to submission of Compliance of existing plant, OHS plan and stipulation of following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

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

 

(ii)           The project authority shall install multi cyclones, wet scrubbers with the boilers to achieve the particulate emissions below 50 mg/Nm3. The emissions from chemical recovery section shall be controlled through primary and secondary ventury scrubbers.

 

(iii)          Data on ambient air, stack and fugitive emissions shall be regularly submitted online to Ministry’s Regional office at Bangalore, SPCB and CPCB as well as hard copy once in six months and display data on PM10, SO2 and NOx outside the premises at the appropriate place for the general public.

 

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

 

(v)          The water requirement (including existing) shall not exceed 1,818 m3/day. The industry shall ensure the compliance of the standards for discharge of the treated effluent from the unit as stipulated under the EPA rules or SPCB whichever is more stringent. The company shall make efforts to limit the water consumption upto 75 m3/tonne of product. Adequate steps including use of modern RO/UF based technologies should be used to increase recycling and reduce water consumption.

 

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

 

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

 

(viii)       ECF technology shall be used and lime kiln shall be installed to manage lime sludge

 

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

 

(x)          The ash generated from the plant shall be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of the Fly Ash Notification, 2009.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(xvi)       All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 4th February, 2011 shall be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at 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.

 

 

Proposals for TORs

 

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

 

29.3.8   Expansion of Induction Furnace (36,000 TPA (10 MT) to 60,000 TPA (18 MT)) at Plot No. 32,33-B, 34,35 & 36 Umargaon Industrial Area, District Valsad in Gujarat by M/s Chandan Steel Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd., Hyderabad, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project along with the draft Terms of Reference for the preparation of EIA/EMP Report. Although the proposed project is a Category ‘B’, since the project site falls within 10 km of Gujarat-Maharashtra interstate boundary, the project falls under Category A as per the General Condition of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) of MoEF.

 

M/s Chandan Steel Limited have proposed for expansion of Induction Furnace (from 36,000 TPA to 60,000 TPA), Oxygen gas production from 2.5 Lakhs m3/month to 5 lakhs m3/month, Nitrogen gas production from 1.5 lakhs m3/month to 3.0 Lakhs m3/month at Umargaon Industrial Area, District Valsad in Gujarat. A copy of gazette notification for industrial area is submitted. The total project area is 4.2 Acres (1.7 Ha) and  greenbelt in area of 1.39 acres (0.56 Ha) will developed. The total project cost is Rs. 12 Crores. The capital cost for Environmental Management plan proposed is Rs.1.2 Crores and recurring cost is Rs.12 Lakhs/annum.

 

The suspended particulate matter generated from AOD/Induction Furnace will be controlled by using cyclone separator, gas cooler and bag filter limiting to 50 mg/Nm3 and suspended particulate matter from captive power plant will be controlled by providing a suitable stack of 35m height. All the fugitive emissions from storage areas and production blocks will be collected and passed through common bag filter to limit the PM to 100 mg/Nm3.

 

The total water requirement of 260 m3/day and will be sourced from the GIDC. The wastewater generated from cooling blow down will be used for dust suppression, fire water makeup, gardening, etc. and 22 m3/day domestic wastewater will be treated in Septic tank followed by soak pit or used for greenbelt development and no wastewater will be discharged outside the premises. The slag generated from manufacturing of steel will be 2,125 MT/month and will be used for bricks manufacturing, designer tiles, load bearing tiles and construction of roads. The total power required for the proposed project is 8,500 KW/hr and will be taken 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.    Coal linkage documents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

29.  Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

41.  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.

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 (Industry-1) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. The final EIA 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 as the project is located in notified industrial area.

 

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

 

29.3.9   Proposed 0.6 MTPA Iron Ore Pellet Plant, Producer Gas Plant of 25,800 Nm3/hr and 10 MW coal based Captive Power Plant at Villages Sana Indupur & Bada Indupur, Tehsil Bonai, District Sundargarh in Orissa by M/s Sushant Minerals Pvt. Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Centre for Envotech and Management Consultancy Private Limited, Bhubaneswar, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project along with the draft Terms of Reference for the preparation of EIA/EMP Report. All the Pellet Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Primary Metallurgical Industries under category ‘A’ of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) of MoEF.

 

M/s Sushant Minerals Pvt. Limited have proposed for 0.6 MTPA Iron Ore Pellet Plant, Producer Gas Plant of 25,800 Nm3/hr and 10 MW coal based Captive Power Plant at Villages Sana Indupur & Bada Indupur, Tehsil Bonai, District Sundargarh in Orissa. The total project area is 99.14 acres of which 75 acres has already been acquired and the balance is under process. There is no human settlement in the project area. Hence no resettlement and rehabilitation is required. No National Park / Wildlife Sanctuary / Eco-sensitive area is located within 10 km distance. However, eight reserve forests are located within 10km distance. The project cost is Rs. 221.00 crores.

 

The plant configuration and production capacity of the project is as follows:

 

Sl. No.

Plant Facility

Product

Plant configuration

 Capacity

1.

Iron ore pellet plant

Iron ore pellet

1 x 0.6 Million ton/annum

0.6 million ton/annum

2.

Producer Gas Plant

Producer Gas

4 x 6,450 Nm3/hr

25,800 Nm3/hr

3.

Power Plant

Power

1 x 10 MW (1x45 TPH AFBC boiler)

10   MW

 

The water requirement is 960 m3/day, which will be sourced from nearby Suna river at a distance of 0.7 km from the project site. 178 m3/hr of wastewater will be generated which will be completely recycled and designed for zero discharge. About 7 MW power is required; which will be sourced from 10 MW CPP.

 

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 line diagram/flow sheet for the process and EMP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13.      Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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