Minutes of the 30th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 28th & 29th November, 2011 at IOCL Conference Room, 5th Floor, Core 6, Scope Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi -110 003.

 

30.0        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.

 

30.1        Confirmation of the Minutes of the 29th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 24th - 25th October, 2011.

    

The minutes of the 29th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 24th - 25th October, 2011 were confirmed.

 

 

30.2.0     Consideration of the Projects

 

28th  November, 2011

 

Proposals for Environmental Clearance

 

30.2.1   Proposed Ferro Alloys Plant (1x5 MVA and 1x9 MVA Submerged Electric Arc Furnace to manufacture 27,601 TPA of Ferro Manganese, 19,842 TPA of Silico Manganese, 22,253 TPA of Ferro Chrome and 9,660 TPA of Ferro Silicon) at Plot No. 262/B & 263/A, Growth Center, APIIC, Village & Mandal Bobbili, Vizianagaram District, Andhra Pradesh by M/s Siri Smelters & Energy Pvt. 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 25th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 29th   30th June, 2011 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 at Central level. 

 

M/s. Siri Smelters & Energy Pvt. Ltd. have proposed for a Ferro Alloys Manufacturing Unit (Phase – I: 1 X 5 MVA & Phase – II : 1 X 9 MVA SEAF for manufacture of 27,601 TPA Ferro Manganese, 19,842 TPA of Silico Manganese, 22,253 TPA of Ferro Chrome and 9,660 TPA of Ferro Silicon) at Plot No. 262/B & 263/A, Growth Center, APIIC, Village & Mandal Bobbili, Vizianagaram District, Andhra Pradesh. Total land acquired is 4.99 acres of which green belt will be developed in 1.66 acres. No forest land is involved in the project area. No National park / Wildlife Sanctuaries / Tiger Reserve is located within 10km distance of the project area. However, Bobilli Protected Forests, Vempudam Reserve Forests and Koduru Reserve Forests are located at a distance of 3.7 km (NNW), 9.4 km(N) and 9.6 km(SE) respectively. Total cost of the proposed project will be Rs. 41.8 Crores (Phase – I: Rs. 16.8 Crores & Phase – II: Rs. 25.0 Crores). Rs. 1.35 Crores and Rs. 15.0 lakhs will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

Following will be the proposed facilities and products:

Facility

Plant configuration

Product

Production Capacity

Submerged Electric Arc furnaces

Phase – I : 1 x 5 MVA

Phase – II : 1 x 9 MVA

Ferro Manganese

Silico Manganese

Ferro Chrome

Ferro Silicon

27,601 TPA

19,842 TPA

22,253 TPA

9,660 TPA

Total

79,356 TPA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manganese ore, coal/coke, Dolomite, quartz, Fe-Mn Slag, carbon paste, Dry Briquetes, Cr. Ore, Magnesite, MS rounds, Mill scale, casting sheets will be used as raw materials. Manufacturing process involves smelting of charge materials in submerged arc furnace.

 

Ambient air quality has been monitored for PM10, SO2 and NOx. The baseline concentration of these parameters is 46.3 µg/m3, 11.5 µg/m3 and 13.8 µg/m3 respectively. The incremental concentration due to this project will be 0.7, 1.9 and 1.0 µg/m3 respectively. The resultant concentration of these parameters will be within the prescribed standards. The predominant wind direction is towards SSW, SW and W. The impact distance is 1.5 to 3.4 km. With the mitigative measures proposed, there will not be significant impacts on the RFS located at a distance of 9.4 to 9.6 km.

 

Dust extraction system with Pulse Jet bag filters and Gas cleaning unit will be provided to submerged arc furnace. Water sprinkling system will be provided to control fugitive dust emissions from material handling.

 

The total fresh water requirement will be 26.8 KLD, which will be supplied by APIIC from ground water through bore wells. No process wastewater will be generated. Maximum recycling of waste water will be done after proper treatment. Domestic wastewater will be sent to septic tank followed by dispersion trench. 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.

 

Ferro-Manganese slag will be reused in Silico-Manganese manufacture, Silico Manganese and Ferro Silicon slag will be used in constructional works and for filling low lying areas or dumped at a separate place (slag yard). Ferro Chrome slag will be sent for Toxic Chemical Leachability Potential (TCLP) test for the Chrome content in the slag. If Cr2O3 content is less than 0.2%, slag will be used in construction and infrastructure developmental activities.  If Cr2O3 content is greater than 0.2%, slag will be sent to Cr. Recovery Plant. A chrome recovery plant for recovering the chrome content in the slag is proposed. Waste slag after chrome recovery will be disposed for filling low lying areas. 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 of 132 KVA will be met from the substation.

 

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 (APSEZ) developed by Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC).

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the proposal for environmental clearance subject to submission of arsenic concentration in the ground water and 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 fresh water requirement shall not exceed 26.8 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. Slag dump yard is not allowed. Only temporary storage area shall be provided for waste processing. 

 

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

 

  1. 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.

 

13.  At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the Enterprise Social Commitment based on locals needs 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.

 

 

30.2.2   Proposed Ferro Alloy manufacturing Unit with 2 x 6 MVA submerged electric arc furnaces in two phases at Sy. No: 468, 470, 471 & 472 of Narasappaguda Village, Kothur Mandal, Mahaboobnagar District, Andhra Pradesh by M/s Sri Shyam Baba Ferro Alloys Pvt. Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Team Labs and 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 16th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 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 at Central level. 

 

M/s Sri Shyam Baba Ferro Alloys Pvt. Limited have proposed for Ferro Alloy manufacturing Unit with 2 x 6 MVA submerged electric arc furnaces in two phases at Sy. No: 468, 470, 471 & 472 of Narasappaguda Village, Kothur Mandal, Mahaboobnagar District, Andhra Pradesh. The company has 10.15 acres of land for the proposed plant of which 3.35 acres of the project area will be developed as green belt. The nearest human settlement from the site is Narasappaguda village which is at a distance of 1.4 km from the site in South direction. Major road accessibility to the site is NH-7 at a distance of 4.25 km in East direction. Nearest Railway station from the proposed site is Timmapur at a distance of 3.3 Km in east direction. Maisamma Cheruvu is at a distance of 4.8 Km from the site in east direction. There are no ecologically sensitive areas like reserved forests, national parks and wildlife sanctuaries within 10 km radius from the proposed site. Total cost of the project is Rs.10.0 Crores and Rs. 2.18 Crores have been earmarked towards the capital cost for environmental protection measures.

 

The Manufacturing Capacities and Plant Facilities are as follows:

 

S. No

Description

Furnace Capacity

Capacity (TPA)

Phase-I

Phase-II

Total

1

Ferro Silicon (Fe Si)

6 MVA

4,470

4,470

8,940

2

Silico Manganese (Si Mn)

6 MVA

9,500

9,500

19,000

3

Ferro Manganese( Fe Mn)

10,000

10,000

20,000

 

The above ferro alloys will be manufactured in a Submerged Electric Arc Furnace on campaign basis. All these products could be produced in the same furnace with minor modifications. Ferro chrome is not proposed for production in this plant. 

 

Ambient air quality monitoring has been carried out for PM10, PM2.5, SO2 and NOx at ten locations including the Project Site. The highest reported value for these parameters are 42 mg/m3, 27 mg/m3, 11 mg/m3 and 9 mg/m3 respectively. The VOC’s and HC values are observed to be below detectable limits. The cumulative concentrations including predicted values are within the prescribed standards for National Ambient Air Quality. The sources of air pollution and noise pollution from the unit are submerged electric arc furnace and standby DG set. Bag filter will be provided as control equipment for furnace, acoustic enclosure/silencer for DG set with sufficient stack height as per CPCB guidelines. The fugitive emissions will be controlled by providing bag filter as control equipment. The Ambient Noise Level will be within 44-56 dB (A) in day time and 33 - 42 dB (A) in night time.

 

The total water requirement for the two phases will be 55 m3/day and will be drawn from ground water through bore wells. The wastewater generated from the plant will be cooling tower blow down of 10 m3/day which will be reused for dust suppression and green belt after treatment. The cooling tower blow down will be collected in an equalization tank to prevent fluctuations of flow rate. The effluent will be sent to neutralization tank. Lime will be added in the neutralization tank to neutralize the effluent pH. The overflow from the settling tank shall be used for on land irrigation. Domestic effluent (7.5 m3/day) shall be sent to septic tank followed by soak pit.

 

The solid waste generated from the unit is slag from the ferro alloy manufacturing which will be used for construction material/reused. Slag from ferro-manganese will be used as construction material. Bag filter dust and solids from settling tank will be sold to the brick manufacturers. The solid waste will be subjected to TCLP test to ascertain that it is non hazardous, before disposal. Sludge collected from the settling tank will be sent to sludge drying beds. Sludge cakes from sludge drying beds will be used for manufacture of bricks.

 

Public hearing for the project was conducted by the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board on 21.06.2011. The issues raised during the public hearing were regarding provision of employment to the local people, pollution control measures, green belt development, rain water harvesting 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 the following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

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

 

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

                       

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

                        

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

 

  1. 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 55 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. All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 21st June, 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 Bangalore.

 

  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 Bangalore. Implementation of such program shall be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

30.2.3   Proposed 4x6 MVA Submerged Arc Furnace for manufacturing Ferro Alloys at Hathkhoj Industrial Area, Tehsil & District Durg in Chhattisgarh by M/s Hira Alloys & Wires Ltd.- regarding Environmental Clearance

                

                        The Project authorities and their consultant, M/s. Anacon Labs Pvt. Ltd., Nagpur gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (ToRs) awarded during the 24th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 19th   20th May, 2011 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 at Central level. 

 

M/s Hira Alloys and Wires Ltd., a Unit of Hira Group of Industries have proposed to set up a 4x6 MVA Submerged Arc Furnace for manufacturing Ferro Alloys at Hathkhoj Industrial Area, Tehsil & District Durg in Chhattisgarh. The project area is 3.763 ha and green belt will be developed in 33% of the project area. There are no national parks/wildlife sanctuaries/reserved forests or protected forests within 15 km radius. No forest land is involved. The total cost of the project is Rs 47.1 Crores. Rs. 4.0 Crores and Rs. 0.75 Crores will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

            The products proposed to be produced are as given follows:

 

Process

Product

Capacity (TPA)

Ferro Alloy

(Submerged Arc Furnace)

Pig Iron

95,000

Ferro Manganese

75,000

Silico Manganese

52,000

Ferro Silicon

23,500

Alumino Thermic Process

Medium Carbon Ferro Manganese

   3,000

Low Carbon Ferro Manganese

   3,000

Ferro Titanium

   3,000

Ferro Molly

   3,000

 

The raw materials required for the ferro alloy process are manganese ore (1,97,100 TPA), Carbon paste (1,971 TPA) & Coke/Coal (45,990 TPA), Titanium (200 TPA) Molybdenum (200 TPA) and for the alumino thermic process are manganese ore (3,180 TPA), aluminium powder (750 TPA), lime powder (750 TPA), silico manganese chips (2,250 TPA), MS scrap etc.(300 TPA) and Calcium fluoride (90 TPA). The manganese ore will be sources from mines at A, MP, Bellary and Orissa. Titanium and molybdenum will be imported, carbon paste will be sourced from M/s Western Electro Carbon Limited and ACM Enterprises etc. Coke / coal will be sourced from SAIL Bhilai and Dhanbad.

 

Ambient air quality monitoring has been carried at 12 locations from March to May, 2011 for PM10, PM2.5, SO2 and NOx. Values of these parameters range from 28-45 µg/m3, 16-28 µg/m3, 8-18 µg/m3 and 17-26 µg/m3 respectively. Values conform to the prescribed standards.

 

Adequate stack height (30 m) will be provided for each furnace fro dispersion of gaseous emissions. For each furnace, high efficiency bag filters will be provided at material handling and transfer points to control particulate matter emissions. Raw material handling section would be provided with dust suppression/dust collection systems. Greenbelt development will be developed all along the plant boundary. Asphalting of road within the plant will be carried to control fugitive emissions.

 

The make-up water requirement of 140m3/day will be met from CSIDC.  Ferro-Alloy Plant will operate on dry basis and there would be no generation of wastewater. Waste water from Cooling Towers will be treated and reused within plant. Sanitary wastewater will be treated in septic tank/soak pits.

 

Slag from Ferro manganese is used as raw material for Silico Manganese. Slag from Silico Manganese process is crushed and used for civil works. Fines of metal are recycled in the process or used as raw material in brick units. Domestic waste will be vermi-composted and used as manure in green belt development / plantation. Used lube oil will be disposed off through authorised vendors.

 

High noise sources such as compressors will be housed inside the building to reduce the noise impacts. Personal protection equipment will be provided to employees. Power requirement of 25 MW will be supplied by Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board (CSEB).

 

The project is exempted from the public hearing, as per 7(i) III (b) of EIA Notification, 2006 as it is located in notified industrial area.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the proposal for environmental clearance subject to submission of revised plant layout showing the truck parking area, rain water harvesting panel and green belt, which has been furnished by the proponent and stipulation of the following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

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

 

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

                       

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

                        

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

 

  1. 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 fresh water requirement shall not exceed 140 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.

 

11.  Aluminium powder should be properly stored and handled especially for absorption of moisture. Adequate Safety precautions shall be taken, moisture control in reactor etc. since alumino thermic process is a risk sensitive process.

 

  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 locals needs 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.

 

14.  Proper parking for transportation vehicles and facilities for drivers & cleaners shall be provided.

 

                       

30.2.4   Proposed 4x6 MVA Submerged Arc Furnace for manufacturing Ferro Alloys at Hathkhoj Industrial Area, Tehsil Durg, District Raipur in Chhattisgarh by M/s Narmada Ispat Ltd.- regarding Environmental Clearance

 

                        The Project authorities and their consultant, M/s. Anacon Labs Pvt. Ltd., Nagpur gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (ToRs) awarded during the 24th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 19th   20th May, 2011 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 at Central level. 

 

M/s Narmada Ispat Ltd., a Unit of Hira Group of Industries have proposed to set up a 4x6 MVA Submerged Arc Furnace for manufacturing Ferro Alloys at Hathkhoj Industrial Area, Tehsil & District Durg in Chhattisgarh. The project area is 3.012 ha and green belt will be developed in 33% of the project area. There are no national parks/wildlife sanctuaries/reserved forests or protected forests within 15 km radius. No forest land is involved. The total cost of the project is Rs 47.1 Crores. Rs. 4.0 Crores and Rs. 0.75  Crores will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

            The products proposed to be produced are as given follows:

 

Process

Product

Capacity (TPA)

Ferro Alloy

(Submerged Arc Furnace)

Pig Iron

95,000

Ferro Manganese

75,000

Silico Manganese

52,000

Ferro Silicon

23,500

Alumino Thermic Process

Medium Carbon Ferro Manganese

   3,000

Low Carbon Ferro Manganese

   3,000

Ferro Titanium

   3,000

Ferro Molly

   3,000

 

The raw materials required for the ferro alloy process are manganese ore (1,97,100 TPA), Carbon paste (1,971 TPA) & Coke/Coal (45,990 TPA), Titanium (200 TPA), Molybdenum (200 TPA) and for the alumino thermic process are manganese ore (3,180 TPA), aluminium powder (750 TPA) lime powder (750 TPA), silico manganese chips (2,250 TPA), MS scrap etc.(300 TPA) and Calcium fluoride (90 TPA).

 

Ambient air quality monitoring has been carried at 12 locations from March to May, 2011 for PM10, PM2.5, SO2 and NOx. Values of these parameters range from 28-45 µg/m3, 16-28 µg/m3, 8-18 µg/m3 and 17-26 µg/m3 respectively. Values conform to the prescribed standards.

 

Adequate Stack Height (30 m) will be provided for each furnace. For each furnace, high efficiency bag filters will be provided at material handling and transfer points to control particulate matter. Raw material handling section would be provided with dust suppression/dust collection systems. Greenbelt development will be developed all along the plant boundary. Asphalting the road within the plant premises is proposed.

 

The water requirement is 140 m3/day and will be supplied by CSIDC.  Ferro-Alloy Plant will operate on dry basis and there would be no generation of wastewater. Wastewater from Cooling Towers will be treated and reused within plant. Sanitary wastewater will be treated in septic tank/soak pits.

 

Slag from Ferro manganese will be used as raw material for Silico Manganese. Slag from Silico Manganese process will be crushed and used for civil works. Fines of metal will be recycled in the process or used as raw material in brick units. Domestic waste will be vermi-composted and used as manure in green belt development / plantation. Used lube oil will be disposed off through authorised vendors.

 

High noise sources such as compressors will be housed inside the building to reduce the noise impacts. Personal protection equipment will be provided to employees. Power requirement of 25 MW will be supplied by Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board (CSEB).

 

The project is exempted from the public hearing, as per 7(i) III (b) of EIA Notification, 2006 as it is located in notified industrial area.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the proposal for environmental clearance subject to submission of revised plant layout showing the truck parking area, rain water harvesting panel and green belt, which has been furnished by the proponent and 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 Bhopal, SPCB and CPCB.

                         

  1. The total fresh water requirement shall not exceed 140 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.

 

11.  Aluminium powder should be properly stored and handled especially for absorption of moisture. Adequate Safety precautions shall be taken, moisture control in reactor etc. since alumino thermic process is a risk sensitive process.

 

  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 locals needs 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.

 

14.  Proper parking for transportation vehicles and facilities for drivers & cleaners shall be provided.

 

 

30.2.5   Proposed expansion of Asbestos Fibre Cement Roofing Sheets (Corrugated and Flat) from 72,000 TPA to 1,20,000 MTPA at Village-Sinugra, Dist-Kutchh, Gujarat by M/s Ramco Industries Ltd. - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The Project authorities and their consultant, M/s Anand consultants, Ahmedabad, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (ToRs) awarded during the 12th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 26th   28th July, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Asbestos Plants are listed at S.No.4 (c) under Category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

      M/s Ramco Industries Ltd. have proposed for expansion of Asbestos Fibre Cement Roofing Sheets manufacturing unit from 72,000 TPA to 1,20,000 MTPA at Village-Sinugra, Dist-Kutchh, Gujarat. The existing project area is 50,180 m2 of which green belt has been developed in 12,300 m2 of plant area. The proposed expansion will be carried out in the existing premises and an additional green belt of 4,700 m2 is proposed. The additional production capacity would be achieved by optimum utilization of the existing machineries and facilities without any cost investment for the plant and machinery. Raw asbestos fibre, cellulose, cement and fly ash are the raw materials that will be used. Asbestos Fibre Cement Roofing Sheets (Corrugated and Flat & Accessories) are manufactured using Hatscheck technology and the entire manufacturing process is a totally enclosed system.

 

      Fibre dust, cement dust, fly ash dust and pulverizer dust collection systems are provided with bag filters followed by a stack of 15 m height for dispersion of emissions. Water requirement of 70 m3/d will be met from the Gujarat Infrastructure Ltd. About 5 m3/d of waste water will be generated, which will be recycled back. The domestic effluent will be disposed through septic tank/soak pit. The solid waste generated in the form of waste asbestos will be recycled. The discarded drums and waste lubricating oil will be sold to the authorized recyclers. Power requirement will be met from the Paschim Gujarat Viz Company Limited (PGVCL). Besides, DG set of 750 KVA will be installed.

 

Public hearing for the project was conducted by the Gujarat Pollution Control Board on 06.09.2011. The issues raised during the public hearing were regarding provision of employment to the local people, pollution control measures, irrigation facilities, medical facilities etc. All these issues have been addressed and incorporated in the final EIA / EMP report. 

 

The Committee after detailed deliberation has sought the following information for reconsideration without calling the project proponent, if the information found is satisfactory.

 

                      i.        Revised plant layout showing the green belt, rain water harvesting pond and trucks parking area.

                     ii.        Compliance status to the conditions stipulated while according environmental clearance for the existing capacity and to the NOC granted by the SPCB.

                    iii.        Cumulative impact on the Ambient Air Quality, Stack emissions, Work Zone fiber concentration due to the existing and proposed expansion.

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

                    v.        Details of Occupational Health Surveillance of the workers.

                   vi.        Deflouridation plan for provision of drinking water to the local people.

                  vii.        Compliance report of all the ToRs.

                 viii.        Commitment for continuous monitoring of noise for minimum 8 hours.

 

30.2.6   Expansion of Foundry unit from 60,000 MTPA to 1,50, 000 MTPA at Village Bevinahalli, Tehsil & District Koppal in Karnataka by M/s Kirloskar Ferrous Industries Limited (KFIL) - regarding reconsideration for Environmental Clearance

 

The above proposal was considered and discussed in the 28th Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) meeting held during 26th & 27th September, 2011.  The Committee noted that the presentation regarding the project should be TOR-wise. The Committee also desired following additional information for reconsideration of the project:

 

              i.          Details regarding compliance to the conditions stipulated for the existing capacity and NOC granted by the State Pollution Control Board.

             ii.          Revised lay out plan showing the green belt of atleast 20 m width all around the plant.

            iii.          Trace metal analysis of RSPM.

           iv.          Trace metal analysis of raw material.

            v.          Data on characteristics of treated effluent.

           vi.          Measures for fluoride management in the drinking water.

 

The above information was submitted by the PP and M/s Kirloskar consultants Ltd., Pune & M/s Eco Laboratories & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Mohali also made a presentation TOR-wise before the EAC. The compliance to the conditions stipulated in the EC dated 6.8.2007 for the existing capacity was submitted. The revised layout plan earmarking 20 m wide for greenbelt all around the plant was submitted. Trace metal analysis of RSPM was submitted, which showed that the trace elements such as lead, chromium, arsenic, nickel are well below the standards. Trace metal analysis for all key raw materials was submitted and trace metals concentration was below detectable limit. Report of Karnataka State Pollution Control Board for treated effluent was submitted and characteristics of BOD & other parameters were below the stipulated limit. The fluoride levels in water are below the permissible drinking water standard of 1.5 mg/l as per IS:10500, however, a plan for de-fluoridation was submitted for supplying in villages where levels are between 1 to 1.5 mg/l.

 

The committee noted that the existing green belt is not uniform & dense and needs to be taken care in the proposed expansion. The Committee sought a revised layout plan showing the solid waste processing areas, artificial lakes etc.

 

The PP submitted two drawings. Drawing-1 showing the plant layout with reservoir for storage of dam supply water and artificial lakes for rain water storage. In addition, the planning for re-plantation of green belt as well as for filling the gaps in existing green belt around the boundary was also shown.  Drawing-2 showing enlarged view of existing and proposed foundry layout plan clearly marking solid waste processing areas (Sand Reclamation Plant) location was submitted. The said reclamation plant shall be put at a estimated cost of Rs.14.72 Crores so that the waste sand is not sent out and is consumed within. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

    v.        The total water requirement shall not exceed 120 KLD. No effluent shall be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge shall be adopted.

 

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

 

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

 

  1. All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 24th June, 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 Bangalore.

 

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

 

30.2.7   Expansion of Cement Plant (from 50 TPD to 350 TPD of Ordinary Portland and Portland Puzzolona Cement) at Dag No- 76, Bennibari Industrial Estate, Village -Bennibari, Mouza: Howly, District Baksa in Assam by M/s Kailashpati Cement (P) Limited - regarding reconsideration for Environmental Clearance

 

As per the information submitted to MoEF was not circulated among the EAC members, the proposal was deferred and will be considered on circulation of additional information.

 

Proposals for TORs

 

30.2.8   Expansion cum modernization of existing Integrated Steel Plant at Village Ginigera, Tehsil & District Koppal in Karnataka by M/s Kalyani Steels Limited - regarding TORs

The Committee noted that the plant layout involves a railway siding, stockyard on one side of National Highway (NH) and the plant on other side. Therefore, the Committee sought a revised plant layout considering the railway siding, raw material handling area and NH.

 

30.2.9   Proposed 2.0 MTPA Integrated Steel Plant along with 500 MW Captive Power Plant and 0.5 MTPA Auto grade productions at Tangi Choudwar, District Cuttack in Orissa by M/s Amtek Metal & Mining Limited - regarding TORs

The Committee noted that a large area of forest land is involved in the project and recommended to recast the proposal by excluding forest land and optimizing the land & power requirement. Also the proposal should be recast unit-wise and accordingly work out the land requirement.

 

30.2.10  Proposed 4x18 MVA and 2x12 MVA capacity Submerged Arc Furnace for production of 1,19,500 TPA of Low, Medium & High Carbon Ferro Alloys or 2,53,440 TPA Pig Iron along with 1x500 TPD capacity of Sinter Plant for production of 1,56,000 TPA of Sinter at Village Bada Hariharpur, District Saraikela - Kharsawan in Jharkhand by M/s Adhunik Power and Natural Resources Limited - regarding TORs

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Environmental Research and Services (India) Pvt. Ltd. Bhubaneswar, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the proposed Terms of Reference for preparation of EIA/EMP report.  All the Ferro Alloy 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 Adhunik Power and Natural Resources Limited have proposed for 4x18 MVA and 2x12 MVA capacity Submerged Arc Furnace for production of 1,19,500 TPA of Low, Medium & High Carbon Ferro Alloys or 2,53,440 TPA of Pig Iron along with 1x500 TPD capacity of Sinter Plant for production of 1,56,000 TPA of Sinter at Village Bada Hariharpur, District Saraikela - Kharsawan in Jharkhand. The land requirement for the project is 40 acres, of which 39.77 acres of land is acquired and green belt will be developed in 14 acres of plant area and River Sanjay and Kharkhai flow at a distance of 6.0 to 7.0 kms. Protected Forest is present within 10 km and Dalma Sanctuary is beyond 10 km of project site. Total cost of the project is Rs. 353.0 Crores and Rs. 10.0 Crores is allocated for the EMP.

 

Details regarding manufacturing facilities and production capacities are as follows:

 

Product Mix Envisaged for Submerged Arc Furnaces (SAF)

Item

Plant Rating

Nos

Production TPA

Ferro Silicon

SAF 18 MVA

2

25500

Ferro Manganese

SAF 18  MVA

1

36000

Silico Manganese

SAF 18 MVA

1

25000

SAF 12 MVA

2

33000

Total

96 MVA

6

119500

Or Pig Iron

96 MVA

-

253440

Product Mix Envisaged for Sinter Plant

Sinter

Sinter Plant 500 TPD

1

156000

 

            The raw materials required for the production of Ferro-manganese, silico-manganese and Ferro Silicon comprise of different grades of manganese ore, Ferro-manganese slag, quartz, dolomite, coke and Charcoal / Petcoke.

 

            Bag filters with heat exchangers will be provided to control fumes and dust emission from the SAF. Suction hood followed by bag filters will be provided to the tapping process. Dry fog dust suppression system and bag filters will be used to control dust emission during the process and water sprinkling will be done to suppress the dust during raw material handling.

 

            The makeup water requirement for the plant is estimated as 700 m3/d, which will be sourced from River Subarnarekha. Wastewater will be reused after adequate treatment and sewage will be sent to septic tank followed by soak pit. Production of Ferro Silicon generates slag.  Entire slag generated in Ferro Silicon production will be sold to Iron and Steel Foundry. Major part of slag generated by production of Ferro Manganese will be utilized for production of Silico Manganese and part of it will be dispatched to running Ferro Alloy Plant of group company AML at Rourkela. At present AML is purchasing the slag from MOIL and other private suppliers. Slag generated by Silico Manganese will be utilized in road construction; road fill and other applications.

 

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

 

1.        Executive summary of the project

2.        If the project site is located within 10 kms of Saraikela, a severely polluted area, the comments from Member Secretary, JSPCB shall be obtained.

3.        Photographs of the plant area.

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

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

6.        Firm Coal linkages should be submitted along with the EIA report

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 from coal linkage, 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. This 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 modeling 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 20 oC - 50 oC 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.      Geotechnical data by a bore hole of upto 40 mts. in every One sq. km area such as ground water level, SPTN values, soil fineness, geology, shear wave velocity etc. for liquefaction studies and to assess future Seismic Hazard and Earthquake Risk Management in the area.

58.      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.

59.      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.

60.      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.

61.      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.

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

63.      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.

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

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

66.      Occupational health:

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

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

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

67.      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.

68.      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.

69.      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.

70.      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. 

71.      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.

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

30.2.11  Proposed Ferro Alloy Plant with 3x3.6 MVA Submerged Electric Arc Furnace (Si-Mn: 10,204 TPA,   Fe-Mn:14,195 TPA, Fe-Cr: 5,722 TPA, Fe-Si: 2,484 TPA) and 20 TPD Manganese Ore Sinter Plant at Plot No. 256/B & 257/B, APIIC Growth Centre, Village & Mandal Bobbili, District Vizianagram, Andhra Pradesh by M/s Victoria Ferro Alloys (P) Ltd. - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Vision Labs, Hyderabad, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the proposed Terms of Reference for preparation of EIA/EMP report.  All the Ferro Alloy 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 Victoria Ferro Alloys (P) Ltd. have proposed for Ferro Alloy Plant with 3x3.6 MVA Submerged Electric Arc Furnace (Si-Mn: 10,204 TPA,   Fe-Mn:14,195 TPA, Fe-Cr: 5,722 TPA, Fe-Si: 2,484 TPA) and 20 TPD Manganese Ore Sinter Plant at Plot No. 256/B & 257/B, APIIC Growth Centre, Village & Mandal Bobbili, District Vizianagram, Andhra Pradesh. Total land acquired is 4.0 acres of which green belt will be developed in 1.25 acres of plant area. The project area is a notified industrial area and a copy of Gazette Notification has been submitted. No National Park / Wildlife Sanctuary / Biosphere reserves are located within 10 km distance. Bobilli scrub forest is located at a distance of 3.5 km. Total cost of the project is Rs. 15 Crores and Rs. 1.0 Crore is allocated for environment protection measures.

 

Manganese Ore, Chrome Ore fines, Coke /Coal, Dolomite, Quartz, Mill Scale, Ferro Manganese slag, Carbon Electrode Paste etc. are the raw materials that will be used. Dust extraction system comprising of reverse pulse jet type bag filter, suction hood, duct, stack etc. will be provided to SAF and dust suppression system will be provided to the screen house and the storage yard.

 

The water requirement is estimated as 40 m3/d, which will be supplied by APIIC. There would be no generation of wastewater from manufacturing of Ferro Alloys. Only domestic waste water will be generated, which will be sent to septic tank followed by Soak pit. Fe-Mn slag will be reused in Si-Mn production process. Silico-Manganese slag, Ferro Silicon slag and Ferro Chrome slag will be used in road construction works, brick making, leveling low lying areas etc. after conducting TCLP test. Bag Filter Dust will be sold to brick manufacturing units.

 

            After detailed deliberations, the Committee prescribed 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.

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

 

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

 

30.2.12  Expansion of CTD/TMT Bars and Billets manufacturing Unit (Existing CTD/TMT Bars capacity (1,00,000 TPA) and proposed 1,50,000 TPA and Billets proposed capacity- 2,50,000 TPA) at # 293-296, Phase - IV, Industrial Area, Chopanki (Bhiwadi), District Alwar in Rajasthan by M/s RGTL Industries Limited  - regarding TORs

 

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

 

30.2.13  Expansion of Steel Manufacturing Unit at Village Ajnali, Opp. Focal Point, Mandi Gobindgarh, District Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab by  M/s Bhawani Industries Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s CPTL Envirotech, Chandigarh 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, the project has been appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) of MoEF.

 

M/s Bhawani Industries Limited have proposed for expansion of Steel Manufacturing Unit at Village Ajnali, Opp. Focal Point, Mandi Gobindgarh, District Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab. The project area is about 37.47 Acres. The unit is situated within 10 km distance of critically Polluted area of Mandi Gobindgarh. There are no Wild Life Sanctuaries, Reserved /Protected Forests or Defence Installations, Rivers and Hill Ranges within 10 km of the project. Total Cost of the Project is  62.35 Crores and  60 lacs has been earmarked for pollution control measures. About  10 lacs will be spent as recurrence expenditure.

 

M/s Bhawani Industries Ltd. are currently manufacturing Steel Ingots, Billets, Flats, Strip, ERW pipes, G.I pipes at Village Ajnali, Opp. Focal Point, Mandi Gobindgarh, District- Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab. The existing approved capacity is of 200 MTD Concast Billet, 50 MTD Steel Ingots, 110 MTD Flats, Strip, 60 MTD ERW Pipes & 80 MTD G.I. Pipes for which they have provided two nos Induction Furnace of capacities 20 & 6 TPH and a Rolling Mill. The Industry now proposes to enhance the capacity of the unit by installing one Arc Furnace of capacity 20 TPH and one Rolling mill. The capacity of the unit after expansion for Concast Billets will be increased to 400 MTD, in addition TMT bars/wire rod will be added with a capacity of 200 MTD. There is no increase in other items.

 

The raw materials used are MS/CI Scrap/, Sponge/Pig Iron, Silico Manganese Alloys. The total power demand for the unit after expansion will be about 31.673 MW. This demand will be met by sourcing power from Punjab State Power Corporation Limited from the nearby Sub-station. For Air Pollution Control, cyclones & bag filters have been provided to Induction & Arc furnaces and wet scrubber to rolling mills. The water requirement for domestic purpose will be 16 m3/day and for cooling purpose will be 45 m3/day. Total water requirement will be 61 m3/day. There is no generation of process wastewater. Domestic waste water will be treated through STP. and the same will be used within the plant premises for plantation. The solid wastes from the bag filters will be stored in a pit of R.C.C. Construction and sent to TSDF site. Slag from the furnace, (23 TPD) will be given to cement manufactureers for further use.

 

            The Committee noted that the green belt of the existing unit is not satisfactory and needs to be taken care of in the proposed expansion.

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

1.            Executive summary of the project.

2.            Photographs of the existing and proposed plant area.

3.            Compliance to the conditions stipulated in the Environmental Clearance/NOC granted by 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 land use/land cover, reserved forests, wildlife sanctuaries, national parks, tiger reserve etc in 10 km of the project site.

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

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

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

13.          List of raw material required, 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”.

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

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

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

42.          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.

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. 

44.          At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the Enterprise Social Commitment based on locals needs 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-1 (Industry) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. The draft EIA/EMP report shall be submitted to Punjab Pollution Control Board for public hearing. The issues emerged and response to the issues shall be incorporated in the EIA report. The final EIA report shall be submitted to the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance.

 

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

 

30.2.14  Expansion of existing induction furnace from 40 TPD to 250 TPD/90,000 TPA ingots/ Billets) along with installation of 9 MVA SAF for manufacture ferro Alloys 54 TPD/19,440 TPA (Ferro Manganese/Silico Manganese)at Sy. No. 439/2 & 440/2, Village Wadiyaram, District Medak in Andhra Pradesh by M/s Mohan Steels (India) Pvt. Ltd. - 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 proposed Terms of Reference for preparation of EIA/EMP report.  All the Ferro Alloy 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 Mohan Steels (India) Pvt. Ltd. have proposed for expansion of existing induction furnace from 40 TPD to 250 TPD/90,000 TPA ingots/ Billets along with installation of 9 MVA SAF for manufacture of ferro Alloys 54 TPD/19,440 TPA (Ferro Manganese/Silico Manganese) at Sy. No. 439/2 & 440/2, Village Wadiyaram, District Medak in Andhra Pradesh. Total land acquired is 6.09 acres of which green belt will be developed in 33 % of the total project area. The project area is a notified industrial area and a copy of Gazette Notification is submitted. Total cost of the project is Rs. 25 Crores and Rs. 2.5 Crores is allocated for pollution control measures.

 

            Following are the details of existing and proposed expansion facilities:

 

S.No

Existing

Product

Proposed Expansion

Product

1

Induction Furnace

4TPC

40 TPD Ingots/Billets

 Induction Furnace

25TPC

250 TPD / 90,000TPA

(Ingots / Billets_

2

Ferro Alloy

--

9 MVA

Submerged Arc Furnace

54TPD/19440TPA

(Ferro Manganese/Silico Manganese)

 

            Fume extraction system followed by wet scrubber is provided to the Induction Furnace and Bag filters will be provided to Submerged Arc Furnace. The total water requirement is 50 KLD, which will be met from bore well and surface water. The slag from IF will be crushed in crusher, the iron particles are removed and non ferrous particles are sold to brick Manufacturers and dust will be sold to brick manufacturers.

 

            After detailed deliberations, the Committee prescribed 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 in the Environmental Clearance/NOC granted by 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 land use/land cover, reserved forests, wildlife sanctuaries, national parks, tiger reserve etc in 10 km of the project site.

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

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

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

13.          List of raw material required, 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”.

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

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

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

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

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

19.          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.

20.          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.

21.          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.

22.          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.

23.          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.

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

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

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

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

28.          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.

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

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

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

32.          Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

34.          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.

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

36.          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.

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

38.          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.

39.          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.

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

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

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

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

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

45.          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.

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

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

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

 

30.2.15  Proposed Modernization of existing Coke Oven Plant by installing a Coal Washery (25 TPH or 60,000 TPA) at Dag No. 14,15,19,20 of Patta No.36, Village Ambher, Jorabhat, Taluk Sonapur, District Kamrup (M), Assam by M/s R.P. Associates Pvt. Ltd. - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the proposed Terms of Reference for preparation of EIA/EMP report.  All the Coke Oven Plants < 2,50,000 & > 25,000 Tonnes/Annum are covered under Category (B) as per para 4(b) of the Schedule of the EIA notification 2006, but due to absence of SEIAA/SEAC for Assam, the proposal has been appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) in the Ministry.

 

M/s R.P. Associates Pvt. Ltd. have proposed for modernization of existing Coke Oven Plant by installing a Coal Washery (25 TPH or 60,000 TPA) at Dag No. 14,15,19,20 of Patta No.36, Village Ambher, Jorabhat, Taluk Sonapur, District Kamrup (M), Assam. No Defense Installation, Biosphere Reserve, National Park/Wild Life Sanctuary, Ecologically Sensitive Area are present within 10 km radius. No new land will be acquired for the proposed modernization and 0.0136 ha of the existing project area of 1.6454 ha will be utilized. The total cost of the project will be Rs. 83.84 Lakhs. Rs. 10 Lakhs and Rs. 2 Lakhs will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures. The project site is in Seismic Zone-V.

 

The existing plant is a Low Ash Metallurgical Coke (LAMC) Oven with a installed capacity of 40,095 MTPA and was installed in the year 2005. To improve the quality of end product, the company is proposing to install a coal washing facility (25 TPH or 60,000 TPA) in which ash content of coal will be reduced. To manufacture 40,095 MTPA of coke (finished product) 70,400 MTPA of raw coal will be required considering a yield of 57%. Out of 70,400 MT, 42,000 MT washed coal will be used and balance 28,400 MT unwashed coal will be used for blending. To produce 42,000 MT of washed coal 60,000 MT of raw coal will be required. Input coal would be obtained by trucks from privately owned mines produced by rat hole mining. The technology used for the coal washing is wet process technology using self generated slurry as a media.

 

About 18,000 TPA of rejects would be sold to local coal supplier for use as a fuel in the FBC based power plants. Water requirement will be 4 m3/day. No industrial waste water will be generated due to proposed project and plant would operate on a zero discharge basis.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee prescribed 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 in the Environmental Clearance/NOC granted by the SPCB.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

29.    Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

39.    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.

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

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

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

 

            The Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) decided that PAs may be communicated the above ‘TORs’ for the preparation of EIA/EMP. As soon as the EIA/EMP report is prepared, the same may be submitted by the PAs to the MOEF for obtaining environmental clearance. The proposal is exempted from public hearing by categorizing in B-2 category due to no increase in the project area, no increase in existing coke oven production capacity, only to improve the quality of final coke product, raw coal washing unit will be installed and washed coal will be charged in the oven, zero-discharge of wastewater will be followed, no increase in air pollution etc.

 

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

 

30.2.16  Proposed Steel Plant (Iron Ore Beneficiation: 2.0 MTPA; Pellet Plant: 1.2 MTPA; DRI (Sponge Iron) Plant: 3.0 Lakh TPA; Coal Washery: 0.7 MTPA; Steel Melting Shop: 2.0 Lakh TPA; Rolling Mill: 2.0 Lakh TPA) along with 50 MW Captive Power Plant (25 MW CFBC and 25 MW WHRB) at Village Shahgarh, Tehsil Sihora, District Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh by M/s Refra Mining & Power Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s. J.M. EnviroNet Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the proposed Terms of Reference 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. Refra Mining & Power Ltd. have proposed for a Steel Plant (Iron Ore Beneficiation: 2.0 MTPA; Pellet Plant: 1.2 MTPA; DRI (Sponge Iron) Plant: 3.0 Lakh TPA; Coal Washery: 0.7 MTPA; Steel Melting Shop: 2.0 Lakh TPA; Rolling Mill: 2.0 Lakh TPA) along with 50 MW Captive Power Plant (25 MW CFBC and 25 MW WHRB) at Village Shahgarh, Tehsil Sihora, District Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. Total land required for the proposed project will be about 45 ha (110 acres) of which green belt will be developed on an area of 37 acre, which is around 33% of the total project area. No National Park / Wildlife Sanctuary / Biosphere reserve is located within 10 km distance. No forest land is involved. Borha reserve forest falls within 10 km radius of study area. No R&R is applicable. Total cost of the project is Rs. 912.0 Crores and Rs. 38.0 Crores is earmarked for pollution control measures.

 

 Details of proposed facilities and their production capacities are given below:

 

S. No.

Plant/Facility

Capacity

1.

Iron Ore Beneficiation

2.0 Million TPA

2.

Iron Ore Pelletizing Plant

1.2 Million TPA

3.

DRI (Sponge Iron) Plant

3.0 Lakh TPA

4.

Coal Washery

0.7 MTPA

5.

Steel Melting Shop

2.0 Lakh TPA

6.

Rolling Mill

2.0 Lakh TPA

7.

Fly ash Brick Plant

1.0 Lakh TPA

8.

Captive Power Plant

50 MW (25 MW CFBC + 25 MW WHRB)

 

Coal, dolomite, iron ore, ferro alloy, pig iron are the raw materials required for the proposed steel plant. DRI (coal based) route will be followed. CFBC based power plant of 25 MW and 25 MW WHRB is proposed. Power Requirement for the plant will be 58 MW. Out of total requirement of power of 58 MW, 50 MW power will be of captive generation and the balance will be out sourced from State Electricity Board.

 

To control fugitive emissions, all the conveyors will be covered & provided with hoods. The material will be kept moist by sprinkling water while unloading from trucks. Stack emissions (PM) will be kept less than 50mg/Nm3 and appropriate Stack Height will be used in minimizing the impact due to air pollution. Ambient air quality and stack emissions would be regularly monitored to ensure that ambient air quality standards and suggested limits on stack emission loads would be met.

 

Total water requirement for the proposed project will be 6,050m3/day, which will be met from the River Hiren a tributary of Narmada which is at a distance of 1 Km away from the proposed site. Zero effluent discharge will be adopted. The slurry water will be recycled and used in the process of iron ore beneficiation. Water reservoir will be created inside the project area during the construction stage where rainwater and surface water runoff will be collected and stored. Effluent from the DM/RO (Power Plant) will be treated & reused. Treated water will be used in the plantation. Domestic water will be treated in Sewage Treatment Plant (STP).

 

Dolo char (90,000 TPA) from DRI Plant will be used in the Captive Power Plant, Iron ore slimes (4,50,000 TPA) from the Iron Ore Beneficiation plant will be sold to brick manufacturers and remaining will be used for filling of abundant mines, SMS slag (1,20,000 TPA) will be used on road as a filling material & for making Pozzolona slag cement, Fly ash (53,600 TPA) from CFBC boiler will be sold to Cement Plants for PPC cement and will be utilized within the plant’s fly ash brick manufacturing unit, Bottom ash (9,000TPA) will be used as a filling material for levelling site. Mill Scale (4,500 TPA) from Rolling Mill will be recycled back to induction furnace and coal rejects (2,80,000 TPA) from Coal Washery will be sold to Power plants and brick manufacturers.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee prescribed 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.        A copy of the mutual agreement for land acquisition signed with land oustees.

5.        Firm Coal linkages should be submitted along with the EIA report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17.      Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

18.      List of raw material required from coal linkage, 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”.

19.      Petrological and Chemical analysis and other chemical properties of raw materials used (with GPS location of source of raw material) i.e. ores, minerals, rock, soil, coal, iron, dolomite quartz etc. using high definition and precision instruments mentioning their detection range and methodology such Digital Analyzers, AAS with Graphite furnace, ICPMS, MICRO-WDXRF, EPMA, XRD, Nano studies or at least as per I30-10500 and WHO norms. This 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..

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

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

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

23.      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.

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

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

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

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

28.      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.

29.      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.

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

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

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

33.      Air quality modeling for 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.

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

35.      Ambient air quality monitoring modeling along with cumulative 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.

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

37.      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.

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

39.      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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

46.      Permission for the drawl of water from the 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

54.      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.

55.      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.

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

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 Seismic hazard, 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.      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. 

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

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-1 (Industry) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. The draft EIA/EMP report shall be submitted to Madhya 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 reports along with public hearing proceedings.

 

 

Any Other Items

 

30.2.17  Proposed Modernization and expansion of the ongoing integrated green field Aluminium Smelter Complex of Hindalco Industries Limited Unit: Mahan Aluminium, from 325 to 359 KTPA with installed captive coal based power plant from 750 MW to 900 MW with installation of additional facilities for conversion of primary Aluminium metal to finished product – regarding amendment in environmental clearance

 

MoEF has accorded Environmental Clearance vide letter no. J-11011/217/2007- IA II (I) dated 18th  March 2009 for establishing an integrated Primary Aluminium Project of 325 KTPA along with a Coal based Captive Power Plant of installed capacity 750 MW to M/s. ‘Mahan Aluminium` of M/s. Hindalco Industries Limited at Village Bargawan, Tehsil Deosar in Singrauli District, Madhya Pradesh.

 

It was informed that, the project is under implementation and more than 75% construction has been completed. The Primary Aluminium smelter is being constructed by adopting one of the world’s best available technology (BAT) from M/s. Aluminium Pechiney, France. Since the period from technology selection in 2006 and until now, the technology supplier has upgraded the Aluminium Smelting Technology through modernization and resource efficient technology named AP36. M/s Hindalco desires to adopt this latest technology for the ongoing green field project at Mahan Aluminium.

 

The modernized technology of AP36 will produce 359 KTPA from the same facilities installed for 325 KTPA, thus making it more resource and energy efficient. The additional production can be achieved by installation of additional 24 nos. of electrolytic pots and additional facilities for conversion of the major portion of the primary metal to finished/ semi finished value added product categories viz. Flat Rolled Products (plates & sheets), Foils, Cast slabs & billets and Extruded & drawn products (wires & rods) with one of the lowest specific energy consumption.

 

While the captive power generating capacity of 750 MW will remain same as earlier, an additional unit of 1x150 MW is proposed to be installed as a standby unit for ensuring uninterrupted power supply to the aluminium smelter and operational flexibility.

 

            The Committee noted that there is no additional land and water required. Although the overall power requirement would increase from 624 to 695 MW, it would be met from the CPP (750 MW) and lower power consumption by 80 KWh per ton of aluminium would be achieved. The alumina requirement would increase from 6.4 LTPA to 6.9 LTPA and would be met from captive refinery. The Committee sought the quantitative reduction in fluorine emissions due to the proposed modernization and plan for reducing the generation of Spent Pot Lining (SPL).

 

The PP has submitted the above sought information vide letter dated 2.12.2011, which says that to control fluoride emissions from the smelting process, latest generation Gas Treatment Centre (GTC) which has scrubbing efficiency of more than 98% will be used, use of covered pots, use of latest high efficient robotic cranes, reduction in Anode Effects, use of Graphitized Carbon Blocks to reduce specific energy consumption and improved pot lining life will be done. It is proposed to reduce the fluoride emissions to 0.67 kg “F”/t (~ 5 % reduction) from as stipulated norm of 0.70 kg “F”/t in a span of 3 years. The use of graphitized cathode blocks in all the pots is expected to give a better lining life (~1 year increase) as compared to the earlier generation of blocks used in AP-35 potlines. Therefore, the specific generation of SPL waste/t of Al produced at the enhanced level will remain almost the same as in the case of 325kt/year. In addition, concerted and continuous efforts in collaboration with premier research institutions in the country and the Technology Supplier will be done to explore the possibility of utilization of spent pot lining in a techno-economical way.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the proposal for amendment in environmental clearance dated 18.3.2009 i.e. for proposed Technology Upgradation of Aluminium Smelter Plant from 325 KTPA to 359 KTPA, along with installation of additional facilities for conversion of primary Aluminium metal to finished product and Installation of Standby 150 MW Captive Power Plant in the ongoing integrated green field Aluminium Smelter Complex of Hindalco Industries Limited Unit: Mahan Aluminium.

 

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

 

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

 

30.2.19    Expansion of Pulp and Paper Mill by installation of new paper machine and balancing of Hard Wood Pulp Mill and bagasse based pulp mill at Kagithapuram, District Karur in Tamil Nadu by M/s Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited - regarding amendment in environmental clearance

 

The committee noted that the proposal involves change in pulping process by installation of de-inking plant (300 TPD) and hence, recommended that the PP may submit Form-1 and prefeasibility report etc. for issuance of ToRs.

 

30.2.20    Proposed Submerged Arc Furnace (1x6 MVA), (2x9 MVA) and (2x16.5 MVA) at Growth Centre, Bobbilli, District Vijainagaram in Andhra Pradesh by M/s R.V.R. Smelters Pvt. Limited- regarding amendment in environmental clearance

 

Environmental Clearance to the above proposal was accorded vide letter no. J-11011/1039/2007- IA II (I) dated 28.02.2008. Since the delivery of 16.5 MVA furnaces is taking long time, it is proposed to substitute 2 X 16.5 MVA furnaces with 2 X 6 MVA and 1 X 21 MVA furnaces. The total production capacity, land, water and raw materials required will remain the same and ferro chrome would be dropped from the product list. 33 % of the total project area would be developed as green belt.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the proposal for amendment in environmental clearance dated 28.02.2008 i.e. substitution of 2 X 16.5 MVA furnaces with 2 X 6 MVA and 1 X 21 MVA furnaces.

 

30.2.21    Integrated Steel Plant (6.0 MTPA) and Captive Power Plant (1,000 MW) at Balkudra, Pataru, Hazaribagh in Jharkhand by M/s Jindal Steel & Power Limited - regarding change in configuration

 

Environmental Clearance to the above proposal was accorded vide letter no. J-11011/77/2007- IA II (I) dated 22.09.2008. M/s Jindal Steel & Power Limited (JSPL) have requested the Ministry for change in the captive power plant configuration from 1,000 MW (3 x 330 MW sub-critical units) to 1,320 MW (2 x 660 MW supercritical units). M/s JSPL and their consultant, M/s EMTRC Consultants, New Delhi have also made a presentation before the EAC. It was informed that the steel plant work has started and two units have started operating.

 

The justification for above is as follows:

·         There will be no change in land requirement for the project.

·         Supercritical technology entails additional environmental benefits compared to conventional technology like better plant efficiency, lower GHG emissions, CDM benefits, lower specific coal consumption (0.64 Kg/Kwh to 0.61 Kg/Kwh) and water consumption (4788 kl/hour to 4000 kl/hour)

·         Captive Coal Block for the proposed CPP was allotted by the Ministry of Coal. The coal requirement of the works out to be 6.5 MTPA and the coal reserves and sufficient for the plant life of 25 years.

 

Impact on the Ambient Air Quality was assessed due to change in the configuration. The incremental ground level concentration of RSPM due to 3x330 MW configuration will be reduced from 0.84 µg/m3 to 0.46 µg/m3 due to change in configuration. There would be slight increase in the levels of SO2 and NOx by 1.4 µg/m3 and 1.6 µg/m3 respectively. The overall concentration of these parameters would be 13.1 µg/m3 and 12.1 µg/m3 resepctively.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the proposal for amendment in environmental clearance dated 22.09.2008 i.e. for changing the project configuration from 1,000 MW (3 x 330 MW sub-critical units) to 1,320 MW (2 x 660 MW supercritical units).

 

 

30.2.22    Expansion of Integrated Iron and Steel Plant at J.L. No. 11, Jemua Mouza, Mejia Block, District Bankura in West Bengal by M/s Sova Ispat Limited- regarding change in configuration

 

Environmental Clearance to the above proposal was accorded vide letter no. J-11011/724/2007- IA II (I) dated 01.08.2008 which included the installation of 3 X 300 TPD sponge iron plant. The PP has requested for an amendment in the sponge iron plant configuration i.e. 2 X 300 TPD + 3 X 100 TPD in place of 3 X 300 TPD. The justification given is that, deteriorating quality of coal and prohibitive cost of high grade iron ore makes the operation of a 3 X 100 TPD kiln more economically viable than a 1 X 300 TPD kiln. The installed production capacity of the existing and proposed plants would remain unchanged i.e. 90,000 TPA and 2,70,000 TPA. All the necessary measures including individual stack for each of the kiln of required height etc. would be implemented. The NOC for requested amended configuration has been granted by the WBPCB on 7.4.2009.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the proposal for amendment in environmental clearance dated 01.08.2008 i.e. sponge iron plant configuration of 2 X 300 TPD + 3 X 100 TPD in place of 3 X 300 TPD.

 

30.2.23    Ferro Alloy Plant (14,400 TPA) with bio-mass based (rice husk) Power Plant (8 MW) at Bojhara, District Raipur in Chhattisgarh by M/s Shri Bajrang Power and Ispat Limited - regarding change in configuration

 

Environmental Clearance to the above proposal was accorded vide letter no. J-11011/531/2007- IA II (I) dated 17.01.2008. The PP has requested for an amendment in the configuration of ferro alloys plant due to crisis of funds and recessionary market i.e. substitution of 1 X 8 MVA furnace with 2X 4 MVA furnaces. The justification given is that, there will be flexibility and reliability in plant operation and maintenances, flexibility to produce different type of ferroalloys as per market dynamics. The total production capacity, land, water and raw materials required will remain the same.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the proposal for amendment in environmental clearance dated 17.01.2008 i.e. substitution of 1 X 8 MVA furnace with 2X 4 MVA furnaces.

 

30.2.24    Proposed Blending and Cement Packing Plant of 2x1.5 MTPA  at Village Chidiya, Tehsil Charkhi Dadri, District Bhiwani in Haryana by M/s Lafarge India Pvt. Limited- regarding Clarification (Applicability of Environmental Clearance and EIA Notification, 2006)

 

The Project Authorities and their consultant, M/s B.S Envi Tech (p) Ltd. Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and requested to confirm about the Applicability of EIA Notification, 2006 and the need for Environmental clearance.  They claimed that, it, being a blending plant only and involving no Grinding of Clinker, does not figure in the Schedule of EIA Notification and hence, does not require environmental clearance.

 

The Committee noted that, since it is only a blending unit, without involving grinding of Clinker, the proposal does not attract the purview of EIA Notification, 2006 and hence does not require Environmental  Clearance.

 

30.2.25    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 Reconsideration of Amendment in Environmental Clearance

 

In continuation to the minutes of the 29th EAC (Industry-1) meeting, the Committee after considering the comparative pollution load of the expansion proposal with and without the Iron Ore Beneficiation & Pelletization units, recommended that an EIA/EMP report is necessary. However, Public Hearing has been exempted under Para 7(II) of EIA Notification 2006 due to no additional land and water requirement, reduction in the PM & incremental GLCs, more viability of the project etc. The Committee also noted that the Public hearing for the expansion proposal was held in February, 2010.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee prescribed 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 in the Environmental Clearance/NOC granted by the SPCB.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

29.    Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

38.    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.

39.    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.

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

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

 

            The Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) decided that PAs may be communicated the above ‘TORs’ for the preparation of EIA/EMP. As soon as the EIA/EMP report is prepared, the same may be submitted by the PAs to the MOEF for obtaining environmental clearance. The TORs prescribed shall be valid for a period of two years for submission of the EIA/EMP report.

 

30.2.26      Ferro Alloys (2x18 MVA) Plant at Survey No. 1/2 to 29, 2/1 to 18, 3/1 o 25, 4/2 to 16, 5/1 to 5 and 5/7 to 9 at Golladi Village, Badnangi Mandal, Vizianagaram District in Andhra Pradesh by M/s. Impex Metal and Ferro Alloys Limited - Amendment in environmental clearance regarding.

 

M/s. Impex Metal and Ferro Alloys Limited were accorded environmental clearance by the Ministry on 25th March, 2010.  While according environmental clearance one of the specific conditions stipulated was that “No charcoal should be used as fuel.  Petcoke shall be used instead of charcoal from the unknown source.”  The above condition was stipulated due to the concern for environment protection as the Charcoal was being produced earlier by cutting forest wood/trees.

 

M/s. Impex Metal and Ferro Alloys Limited have informed that the charcoal is one of the critical raw materials for production of Ferro Silicon.  For production of one tone of ferro-silicon, 700 - 725 kg of fixed carbon is required and is sourced through 80% from charcoal and balance by metallurgical coke and coal. The company while applying for environmental clearance has shown the requirement of 18,772 TPA of charcoal.

 

Charcoal is presently sourced from producers in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. The Charcoal is produced by the villagers by growing Prosopis Juliflora.

The villagers in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu make Charcoal by growing  a plant species Prosopis Juliflora and not from by forest cut trees.  The species is grown in the semiarid environment.   The Charcoal produced from this process is inspected by the Forest Department and clearance is given with the road permit duly stamped, signed and passes through rigorous check posts.  Several Ferro Silicon manufactures are obtaining Charcoal from these villagers legally and are using the same for the production of ferro alloys.

M/s. Impex Metal and Ferro Alloys Limited have also obtained two truck loads of char coal from two parties with proper documents and forest clearance. 

The matter was placed before the Expert Appraisal Committee.  The Committee noted that the Company has produced copies of purchase order and permission from the District Forest Officer.  The District Forest Officer, vide his letter dated 28th July, 2011 has mentioned that on the responsibility and recommendation of Forest Range Officer, Markapur sanctioned is granted for transportation of Charcoal bags.  The permit should be got inspected at all Forest Check Posts on the way and if irregularities are noticed, the contractor will be held responsible and necessary action will be taken against him as per the existing rules.

            In view of the above, the Committee recommended that Charcoal can be used which is produced from the plant species such as Prosopis Juliflora through the social forestry and not by cutting forest trees. The Charcoal sourced should have valid permission from the District Forest Officer. Therefore, the Condition No.1 should be amended from “No Charcoal shall be used as fuel. Petcoke shall be used as fuel instead of Charcoal from unknown source”

to

“Company shall use Charcoal as fuel produced from the tree species through social forestry and valid permission from the District Forest Officer in this regard.”

 

29th November, 2011

 

Proposals for Environmental clearance

             

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

 

The above proposal was considered and discussed in the 28th Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) meeting held during 26th & 27th September, 2011.  The Committee deferred the project for reconsideration and sought the following additional details:

 

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

 

ii.     Details of steel making technology shall be provided.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The above information was submitted by the PP and the PP along with their consultant, M/s Shiva Test House, Patna have also made a presentation before the EAC. It was informed that, the usage of alternative fuels like HSD, CNG and producer gas in place of LPG has been explored. However, use of LPG is the most techno-economical option. The possibility of setting up of captive oxygen plant is being explored. The steel making technology involves of forging (used internationally in European Rail-Roads and in India by Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP) and casting (used internationally in American Rail-Roads and in India by Rail Wheel Plant, Yelahanka, Bangalore). The land requirement has already been optimized and when compared to a plant of the same capacity at Yelahanka, the land requirement is reduced by 11.8%. Revised layout plan was submitted. A breakup of the budget for Enterprise Social Commitment was also furnished.

 

The Committee noted that the feasibility of using producer gas as fuel in place of LPG has to be explored in detail; Green belt shall be developed with a minimum 15-20 m width all around. Plant layout shall be revised accordingly. The activities proposed for Enterprise Social Commitment are mainly for the own project and employees and shall be revised for non project and non employee related activities.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

   iv.        The Company shall explore the feasibility of using producer gas as fuel in place of LPG.

 

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

 

   vi.        The total water requirement shall not exceed 250m3/day. No effluent shall be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge shall be adopted.

 

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

 

 viii.        As proposed, green belt shall be developed in 33 % of the plant area with a minimum 15-20 m width all around. Plant layout shall be revised accordingly. Selection of plant species shall be as per the CPCB guidelines in consultation with the DFO.

 

  1. All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 30th June, 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.

 

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

 

30.3.2   Expansion of the Existing Paper Mill by installation of new CWBN Paper making Facilities in the  existing premises at Village Phephartal & Khojanpur, District Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh by M/s Security Paper Mill (A Unit of Security Printing & Minting Corporation of India Ltd., wholly owned by Govt. of India, Ministry of Finance) -  regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Envirotech East Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 26th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1), held during 21st – 22nd July, 2011 for preparation of EIA/EMP. Pulp and paper industry excluding manufacturing paper from waste paper and manufacture of paper from ready pulp without bleaching are listed at serial no. 5(i) of schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 under category A and appraised at central level.

 

M/s Security Paper Mill have proposed for new CWBN Paper making Facilities in the existing premises at Village Phephartal & Khojanpur, District Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh. Total proposed project will be set up in 5.5 acres of land area, which is already under the possession of the Company. The land for the existing mill area is 52 acres and the total plant area is 345.53 acres. The Project Site is located at latitude 22°43¢10²N and longitude 77°42¢30²E (307 m above MSL). No national parks/wild life sanctuaries are located within 10 km radius. Narmada River is flowing at a distance of around 3.0 kms from the project site in north direction. Nearest town Hoshangabad is around 3 kms. from the project site. Total cost of the project is Rs. 488 Crores (excluding land component). Rs. 35 Crores and Rs. 5 Crores will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures. No litigation or court case is pending against the project and/or land.

 

The existing units along with their capacities and product profile are as follows:

 

Unit

Existing Installed Capacity

Product

1) New Digester  House

2) Rag Boiler House

3) Breaker Beater Section

4) Refiner section

5) Paper Machine

6) Calender  &    Cutter Section

7) Finishing End

408.794

Tons / Month

 

 

Capacity utilization

250 Tons / Month

Banknote Paper

&

Security Paper

 

The proposed units along with their capacities and product profile are as follows:

 

Unit

Proposed Capacity

Product

Cotton Comber Pulp Mill (based on BIVIS Technology)

 

 

Paper Machine

6,102 ADT

(annual requirement)

 

 

6,000 TPA

Cotton Comber Pulp

 

 

 

 

Banknote Paper

 & Security Paper

 

ADT: Air Dried Tonne

 

Cotton comber will be used as the principal raw material supplemented by a small quantity of cotton linter. The process technology as proposed for manufacture of paper pulp from cotton combers is based on modern eco-friendly BIVIS pulping process followed by highly sophisticated paper machine complex for production of Banknote paper/Security paper conforming to international quality standards.

 

There will be no process emissions from the proposed pulp & paper making plant. The new oil fired boiler(s) will be the only source of emissions. Stack of adequate height will be provided for the dispersion of the pollutants. During dry cotton comber preparation, the cotton comber bale will pass through Bale opener, Cyclone separator to remove heavy particles, condenser & step cleaner to remove dirt & dust, Scanner & Blow Actuators to remove colored fibres synthetic & Plastic Materials, Metal Detector to remove metalic contaminants and shall be ultimately directed to dust extractor & dust collector.

 

Total Water requirement for the proposed project is about 2.7 MLD including domestic water requirement of around 0.25 MLD, which will be sourced from Narmada River. The water consumption will be only 25% of that of a conventional Paper Mill. An ETP comprising of Primary, Secondary & Tertiary treatment system will be set-up. Most of the treated effluent shall be reused in the process, plantation etc. The balance quantity will pass through a concrete drain, ultimately joining the river Narmada at approx. 3 km.  As per the existing practice, the entire treated effluent passing through the concrete drain is being used by the local people for the irrigation purpose. The existing practice is expected to continue in future also.

 

Complete cellulose fibres, shorter in length (solid cotton pulp) will be recovered in effluent treatment plant. It is proposed to make hand made paper from the recovered fibers, which will not only generate revenue but also provide employment for local women from nearby villages and has good demand in the market. Spent lubricating oil/ used transformer oil is proposed to be sold to the vendors authorized by Pollution Control Board.

 

Power requirement for the proposed project is around 6.3 MW, which will be sourced from Madhya Pradesh Madhya Kshetra Vidyut Vitaran Co. Ltd.Out of total plant area (existing 52 acres + proposed 5.5 acres), more than 20 acres of land is already covered under greenbelt with plenty of plantation of various species.

 

The Committee took note of the compliance status of the existing plant. The monitoring for Ambient Air Quality, Stack Emissions, treated Effluent Quality for the existing plant is being done on regular basis. The committee recommended that NaOH used should be from a membrane process and not Hg. Cell process. Satellite phone in case of emergency is essential.

 

Public hearing has been exempted under 7-III (3) (f) of EIA Notification, 2006 i.e. project of national importance.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the proposal for environmental clearance subject to submission of Revised AAQ Modeling, Dam break, Flood Hazard and Earth Quake Management Plan, which has been furnished by the proponent and stipulation of following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

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

 

(ii)           The project authority shall install multi cyclones, wet scrubbers with the boilers to achieve the particulate emission below 50 mg/Nm3. The emissions from chemical recovery section shall be controlled through primary and secondary ventury scrubbers. Lime treatment for SO2 emissions shall be done

 

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

 

(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 total water requirement shall not exceed 2.7 MLD. 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 50 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 Bhopal, 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, 2003.

 

(xi)         The project authority shall dispose of hazardous waste as per the provision of Hazardous Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 2003.

 

(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)       At least 5 % of the total cost of the project shall be earmarked towards the Enterprise Social Commitment based on locals needs and item-wise details along with time bound action plan shall 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.

 

(xvii)      Provision shall be made for the housing of construction labour within the site with all necessary infrastructure and facilities such as fuel for cooking, mobile toilets, 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.

 

 

30.3.3   Expansion of Sponge Iron Plant (300 TPD to 800 TPD), Induction Furnace (1,35,000 TPA), Rolling Mill (1,20,000 TPA), Captive Power Plant (16 MW of WHRB and 9 MW of AFBC) at Village Dhauhan, Tehsil Chunar, District Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh by M/s Shanti Gopal Concast Limited- 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 in December, 2008 and September, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Steel Plants are listed at S. No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgy Industry of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 under Category ‘A’ and appraised at Central level. 

 

The Committee noted the complaints, compliance status of NOC from SPCB, comments of SPCB in the last monitoring report etc. and recommended that a site visit be undertaken by a sub-committee for further consideration.

 

In the meanwhile, the proponent vide letter dated 13.12.2011 informed the Ministry that due to the adverse market conditions, not to pursue their application for environmental clearance any further.

 

30.3.4   Proposed 2x9 Submerged Arc Furnace Ferro Alloy Plant (Fe-Mn 36,960 TPA; Si-Mn 26,400 TPA) at J.L. No. 75 & 98, Mouza Sahebdihi & Uttar Basudevpur, District Bankura in West Bengal by M/s Boris Ferro Alloys (P) 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.

30.3.5   Proposed Asbestos Cement pipes and couplings manufacturing unit (3600 TPA) at Plot no. 405, GIDC Estate, Dholka, District Ahmedabad in Gujarat by M/s Bhakti Associate - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Consulting Engineers Group Ltd. Jaipur  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 21st Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 25th & 26th March, 2011 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 Bhakti Associates have proposed Asbestos cement pipes and couplings manufacturing unit at Plot No. 405, GIDC Estate, Dholka, Ahmedabad in Gujarat. The capacity of the proposed project is 3,600 TPA. The proposed site is situated on Dholka - Nadiad state highway. Nearest railway station is Dholka is at about 4 Kms west of the proposed unit. Total land area of the project is 2,444 m2. Total cost of the project is Rs. 80 lakhs. Raw materials required are Chrysotile (White Asbestos), cement and fly ash. The total power requirement of 75 MW will be met from the State Electricity Board, Gujarat.

 

The palletized compact bags of asbestos fibres will be emptied in an enclosed automatic debagging device. The shredded bags will be sent to fibre mill.  There will be no manual handling/opening of asbestos fiber bags. The company will install fully automatic asbestos fiber debagging system before commissioning the unit. 

 

To control the particulate emissions, it is proposed to install bag filters to cement & ash silos and dust collector will be attached to the fibre bag opening machine to arrest dust during loading and unloading. Total water requirement of 6 m3/day will be met from the Water Supply and Sewerage Board, Gujarat. Tanks of adequate capacity will be developed for the collection and settlement of liquid effluent. Supernatant liquid will be recycled for making fresh slurry. Zero discharge will be adopted.  Domestic effluent will be disposed of through septic tank and soak pit. Solid waste after pulverization will be recycled in the process as raw material.  

 

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.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to submission of raw material analysis including trace elements, AAQ Modeling, revised plant layout with a minimum 15-20 m width of green belt all around and 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 Bhopal, SPCB and CPCB.

 

ix.          Total water requirement from ground water shall not exceed 6 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 Gujarat shall be implemented in a 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.          Green belt shall be developed in at least 33 % of plant area as per the CPCB guidelines in consultation with the DFO.

 

xviii.        At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the Enterprise Social Commitment based on locals needs 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.

 

 

30.3.6   Fiber Cement Sheet Plant at Somnathpur Industrial Estate, Plot No. Z5, IID Centre, Palsandha, Tehsil & District Balasore in Orissa by M/s Everest Industries Limited - regarding Reconsideration

 

The above proposal was considered and discussed in the 28th Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) meeting held during 26th & 27th September, 2011.  The Committee deferred the project for reconsideration without calling the project proponent and sought the following additional details:

 

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

                     ii.        Trace metal analysis of ground water and surface water

                    iii.        Trace metal analysis of Chrysotile fiber and fly ash

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

                    v.        Details of Occupational Health Surveillance of the workers

The above information was circulated by the PP to the EAC and was found to be satisfactory. 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 351 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 Orissa shall be implemented in a 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.          Green belt shall be developed in at least 33 % of plant area as per the CPCB guidelines in consultation with the DFO.

 

xviii.        At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the Enterprise Social Commitment based on locals needs 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.

 

 

30.3.7   Presentation on the report of Centre for Science and Environment regarding environmental clearance in steel and cement sector.

 

Mr. Chandra Bhushan, Deputy Director General of CSE, made a terse purposeful presentation to the Committee. On view specifically was data on capacities for which environmental clearances were accorded in the 11th five year plan for steel and cement manufacture, state wise in the top 10 districts in the Country. It was objectively urged, inter alia, that proliferation of capacity in excess of that judiciously forecast be curbed in order to protect the environment, arrest land grab to ward off unjustified dispossession propelled by perfidious intent. Judgment of the Supreme Court in the Lafarge case and the imperative need to strengthen and accord sanctity to public hearing process was underlined. Inadequacy of consideration by the EAC was argued. Wise was the presentation. It was amply explained that cumulative impact assessment has to be precise with field visits at greater frequency. Agenda of each meeting should permit detailed scrutiny, unfettered by time, items condensed. Strengthening of CEPI and monitoring procedures has been a cry unheard.

 

The Committee appreciated the concern and care of CSE with respect.  Members, each in turn, sought to explain the basis of their approach having regard to their specialization relating to earth, air and sea, health of workers, welfare of tribals, amplitude and needs of human settlements, societal welfare, national interest and common cause. The EAC, they assured, takes a holistic view; while policy may have to be perfected to improve the quality of sanctions. The Chairman thanked the CSE for its judicious care and wholesome concern.

Proposals for TORs

 

30.3.8   Proposed Steel Plant along with 100 MW Captive Power Plant (10 MW of WHRB and 90 MW of AFBC boiler) at Village and Mouza Ichabatipur,  District Dhenkanal in Orissa by M/s Eurasia Stone Metal Limited - regarding TORs

 

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

 

30.3.9   Proposed Integrated Steel Plant along with Captive Power Plant at Village Harlapur, Taluk Mundargi, District Gadag in Karnataka by M/s Kalawati Ispat & Power Pvt. Ltd. - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Envirotech East Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata 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 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 Kalawati Ispat & Power Pvt. Ltd. have proposed for an Integrated Steel Plant along with Captive Power Plant at Village Harlapur, Taluk Mundargi, District Gadag in Karnataka. Total project area will be around 1,640 acres of land. There are no sensitive areas within 25 kms. of the project site. The cost of project is Rs. 7,026.58 Crores. The Committee noted that the proposal also involves a gas based power plant in addition to the CPP and recommended that they shall apply to the SEAC, Karnataka for gas based Power Plant. The committee also recommended reducing the total land requirement for proposed Steel Project with 346 MW CPP from 1,640 acres to 1,200 acres, including 200 acres to be earmarked exclusively for Rainwater Harvesting.

 

The proposed units (w/o gas based PP) along with their capacities are as follows:

 

S.N.

Products

Proposed Capacity 

1.

Iron ore Beneficiation (7.2 MTPA)

1X2.4 MTPA + 1X4.8 MTPA

2.

Iron ore Pelletisation (3.6 MTPA)

1X1.2 MTPA + 1X2.4 MTPA

3.

Coal Washery (1.2 MTPA)

1x1.2 MTPA

4.

Coke oven plant (1.2 MTPA)

(non-recovery type)

2X0.6 MTPA

5.

Sinter Plant (2.68 MTPA)

2X1.34 MTPA (2x140 m2)

6.

DRI Plant (0.33 MTPA)

2x500 TPD

7.

Blast Furnace (2.10 MTPA)

2X 1200 m3

8.

Converter based Steel Melting Shop (1.826 MTPA)

2X110 T

9.

Manganese Ore Beneficiation & Sintering

0.12 MTPA

10.

Ferro Alloy Plant

4x9 MVA SAFs

(0.06 MTPA)

Silico manganese & 

Ferro silicon

11.

Oxygen Plant (0.28 MTPA)

1x450 TPD & 1X400 TPD

12.

Rolling Mill:

  1. Hot Rolling Mill

(Flat & Long Products)

0.9  MTPA

b. Cold Rolling Plant, Continuous Galvanizing Line Plant & Color Coating Plant

0.3 MTPA

13.

Seamless Pipes Plant

0.2 MTPA

14.

Ductile Pipes Plant

0.2 MTPA

15.

ERW Pipes Plant

0.3 MTPA

16.

Lime & Dolo Plant

0.2 MTPA (2x300 TPD)

17.

Captive Power Plant

346 MW

(106 MW based on WHRB &

240 MW based on CFBC boiler)

18.

Portland Cement Plant

0.8 MTPA

 

Iron Ore, Manganese Ore, Coal, Lime Stone, Dolomite, Quartzite, Bentonite etc. are the major raw materials, which will be used in the proposed plant process. All the transfer points will be provided with dry fogging system. Power requirement will be around 333 MW, which will be sourced from 346 MW Captive Power Plant. Dust Suppression Systems/ Foggy Dust Arresters will be installed to control fugitive emissions at various facilities inside the plant. Dust suppression will be done by water sprinkling to control fugitive emissions due to transportation activities. Particulate emissions from the plant will be controlled within 50 mg/ Nm3 with the use of high efficiency ESPs, Bag Filters etc. Stack of adequate height will be provided at the respective units. 

 

Total water requirement for the proposed project will be 47,210 m3/day, which will be sourced from Tungabhadra River as well as through Rain water Harvesting. An Effluent Treatment Plant will be set up for treating the plant wastewater. Treated wastewater will be recycled for various purposes inside the plant, thereby adopting zero discharge concept.

 

Solid waste from Beneficiation unit will be disposed off in a designated location. Slag, generated from Silico Manganese process, bottom ash from Captive Power Plant as well as the SMS slag will be used for land filling / Road Construction purpose. Dolo-char from the DRI units and middlings/ rejects from Coal Washery will be used in FBC boiler. Major part of  BF slag and the fly ash, generated from Captive Power Plant will be used in own cement plant and the balance will be sold as a raw material to other cement and brick manufacturing plants. Mill scale and flue dust will be sent to Sinter plant. Scraps generated from the process would be used as raw materials in SMS / Sinter plant.

 

 After detailed deliberations, the Committee prescribed 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.        A copy of the mutual agreement for land acquisition signed with land oustees.

5.        Firm Coal linkages should be submitted along with the EIA report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17.      Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

18.      List of raw material required from coal linkage, 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”.

19.      Petrological and Chemical analysis and other chemical properties of raw materials used (with GPS location of source of raw material) i.e. ores, minerals, rock, soil, coal, iron, dolomite quartz etc. using high definition and precision instruments mentioning their detection range and methodology such Digital Analyzers, AAS with Graphite furnace, ICPMS, MICRO-WDXRF, EPMA, XRD, Nano studies or at least as per I30-10500 and WHO norms. This 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..

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

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

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

23.      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.

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

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

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

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

28.      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.

29.      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.

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

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

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

33.      Air quality modeling for 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.

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

35.      Ambient air quality monitoring modeling along with cumulative 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 by Sodar) on hourly basis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

37.      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.

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

39.      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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

46.      Permission for the drawl of water from the 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. Water requirement should be optimized.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

54.      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.

55.      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.

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

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.