Minutes of the 17th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 13th & 14th December, 2010 at Scope Complex, Core 6, 5th Floor, IOCL Conference Room,  Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110 003

 

17.0        Opening Remarks of the Chairman

 

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

 

17.1        Confirmation of the Minutes of the 16th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 22nd, 23rd & 24th November, 2010

 

               Minutes of the last meeting held during 22nd -24th November, 2010 were confirmed.

 

17.2.0     Consideration of the Projects

 

13th December, 2010

 

Proposals for Environmental clearance

 

17.2.1     Expansion of Integrated Steel Plant (from 10.0 MTPA to 16.0 MTPA) along with Captive Power Plant (415 MW) near Village Tornagallu, District Bellary in Karnataka by M/s JSW Steel Limited – ( Environmental Clearance)

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s MECON Ltd., Ranchi 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 3rd Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 23rd – 24th September, 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Integrated Steel plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s JSW Steel Ltd. have proposed for the expansion of the Integrated Steel Plant (from 10.0 MTPA to 16.0 MTPA) along with Captive Power Plant (600 MW) near Village Tornagallu, District Bellary, Karnataka. M/s JSW Steel Ltd. is presently operating 7 MTPA Steel Plant and will be commissioning 10 MTPA units in March 2011. Environmental Clearance for 10 MTPA was accorded on 7th May 2007.  Boundary of Daroji Bear Sanctuary is located at a distance of about  5 Km from the Plant boundary and the Notification of Bear Sanctuary was done after notification of Steel Plant. About 700 acres of land is required for the proposed expansion which is within the existing plant area. No additional land is required. Total project area including township is 7,761 acres and 33 % of the total area will be covered as green belt. Total Cost of the project is Rs 16,000 Crores. Rs 800 Crores and Rs 107.56 Crores/Annum will be earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost for environmental pollution control measures

 

The following is the plant configuration and capacity:

 

S. No.

Details

Plant Configuration

Installation  Capacity in MTPA

1.             

Pellet plant 

1 unit of 464 m2 grate area

4.2

2

DR Plant

1 unit of 150 tph

1.2

3

Coke Oven Battery

4 x 69 ovens x 7.0 m tall

3.06

4

Sinter Plant

1 unit of 700 m2 grate area

7.2

5

Blast Furnace

2 units of 4,019 m3 inner volume

6.23

6

Steel Melting Shop

 

- HMDS

 

-BOF Converter

 

- Ladle furnace (LF)

 

-RHOB

 

6.187 mtpa liquid steel capacity with

2X 180 t

 

4 x 180 t

 

4 x 180 t

 

2 x 180 t

6.187

7

Continuous casting

-    Blank Caster

-       Bloom Caster

-    Billet Caster

6.0 mtpa of crude steel

2 x 3 strand – 2.2 Mtpa

2 x 6 strand – 2.2 Mtpa

2 x 6 strand – 1.9 Mtpa

6.0

8

Finishing Mills

-       Wire Rod Mill

 

-       SQB Mill(Special Quality Bar Mill)

 

-       Medium Section Mills

 

      -     Universal Beam Mills

 

2 x 0.5 Mtpa

 

1X 0.8 Mtpa

    

 

2.1 Mtpa

 

2.1 Mtpa

 

 

6.0

9

Lime kilns

8 units of 300 tpd

2,400 tpd

10

Beneficiation Plant

4 units of x 500 t/h

10.3

11

Pig Casting machine

1 unit

3,600 tpd

12

Power plant

2 units of 300 MW Gas/Coal

600 MW

13

Incinerator

1 unit

250 kg/h

14

Slag grinding plant

1 unit

2 mtpa

15

Oxygen plant

2 units of 1,800 tpd

3,600 tpd

16

Residential township

1 unit

5,000 houses

 

            Iron Ore fines, Coking Coal, Non Coking coal, lime stone, dolomite, quartize, Betonites, Ferro alloys, Coal are the raw materials used. Products are saleable steel products like Billets, Blooms, Sections, Rebar, Wire & Rods. Coking coal is being imported from Australia.

 

All the Air pollution Control equipments are designed for emission norms of 50 mg / Nm3. Bag filter based dust extraction system in BF with gas cleaning plant and Bag filter based dust extraction system for ground based pushing emission control in Coke Oven battery shall be provided. Dry fog type dust suppression system will be provided for material handling junction points and Fume Extraction system will be provided for BOF & LF along with gas cleaning plant. Dust extraction system in Sinter Plant and Dedusting System in lime & dolo plant will be provided. Monitoring of ambient air quality will be done through online AAQ monitoring system at two locations.

 

Total water requirement of 5,578 m3/h (29.5 MGD) is met within the existing allocation of 72.8 MGD. No impact on ground water is envisaged since no ground water will be drawn by the expansion plant.  The present water consumption is 2.4 m3 per ton of steel which is the best in the world. Blow down water from power plant will be reused for Pig Casting Machines and Quenching in Coke ovens. Blow down water from BOF re-circulation system will be reused in SMS slag yards for spraying on hot slag. Blown down water from Blast Furnace re-circulation system will be reused in Slag Granulation Plant as make-up water to SGP re-circulation Water System. In addition, rain water harvesting schemes are envisaged for the proposed project.

 

About 98% of Iron Making slag is granulated & sold to Cement plants and 2% is treated in dry pits and used for land fill.  BOF slag from Steel making slag is granulated, metalics separated and used in construction. Iron making sludge will be used in Pellet plant after dewatering and Steel making sludge is used in Sinter plants after dewatering. Mill scales, Flue dust from Blast furnace, Dust from bag filter and Lime / Dolo dusts will be used in Sinter plants. Fly ash from boilers will be sold to Cement Plants and used for manufacturing fly ash bricks. Misc wastes & debris will be reused & sent for landfill.

 

           Total power requirement of 415 MW will be sourced from captive power plant of 2 X 300 MW of 2 units of 300 MW Gas/Coal

 

Public hearing/Public consultation meeting was conducted by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board on 5th October, 2010. The main issues raised in the public hearing meeting were w.r.t. provision of employment and education for locals, pollution control measures, green belt development, drinking water etc. and have been included in the EIA/EMP.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee sought the following information for reconsideration and deferred the project.

 

·         Detailed plan of housing for construction workers.

 

·         An authenticated map showing the location of the project and Daroji Bear Sanctuary along with his comments or recommendation. 

 

·         A copy of application submitted to the National Board for wild life.

 

·         Exact source and Trace Element analysis of Raw Materials.

 

·         A copy of coal linkage  document

 

·         Management plan for SMS slag.

 

·         Trace Element analysis of ground water and fluoride concentration.

 

·         Detailed Risk analysis &Disaster Management plan.

 

·         Bar/line diagrams of the EMP (including OHS etc.) for the last 10 to 15 years

 

·         Revised green belt Development plan with an average minimum width of 20 m.

 

·         Detailed CSR plan for 5% of the project cost.

 

The Committee also decided that a Sub-Committee shall visit the plant site  to see the implementation  of pollution control and environmental conservation measures taken on receipt of additional  information.

 

 

17.2.2     Ferro Alloys Plant (2x6 MVA, 18,000 TPA, Fe-Mn & Si-Mn) at Plot No. 213, Growth Centre, Mandal Bobbili, District Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh by M/s Gee Bee Ferro & Power Private Limited – (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 10th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 17th – 18th May, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Ferro Alloy Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Primary Metallurgical Industries under Category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s Gee Bee Ferro & Power Private Ltd. have proposed for the Ferro Alloy Plant (2x6 MVA, 18,000 TPA, Fe-Mn & Si-Mn) at Growth Centre, Mandal Bobbili, District Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh.  Total land acquired is 4.0 acres and green belt will be developed in 1.35 acres.  Mettavalasa village is at 2 km.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 18.0 Crores.  No litigation/court case is pending against the project. Rs. 72.0 Lakhs is earmarked towards capital cost for pollution control measures.  

 

            Manganese ore, coal, coke, dolomite, quartz and carbon paste will be used as raw materials. Coke will be used as one of the raw material and not as fuel in the Ferro Alloy plant. Mixture of ore, coke, coal and briquettes will be smelted in electric submerged arc furnace through electro-thermic process.  The metal will be tapped at regular intervals in pans/moulds.

 

            The furnace will be provided with a dust extraction system comprising of hood to collect the smoke and will discharge filtered smoke to the chimney. The furnace stack will be maintained as per CPCB standards. Pulse jet bag filters will be provided to control down pollution.

 

Total ground water requirement from bore wells will be 80 m3/day will be met from the APIIC. Treated wastewater will be used for cooling purpose.  Cooling water will be passed through heat exchangers and collected in sump or holding tank.  Screens and recirculation tanks will be provided to recycle/reuse treated waste water. The treated effluent will be used for ash conditioning, dust suppression and green belt development. Fines generated during breaking and sizing of the finished metal will be sent to jigging machine and cleaned in flow of water.  The wastewater from jigging machine will be recycled/reused. Service water will be passed through oil separator to remove oil content in the effluent.  Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted.

  

            Ferro-Manganese slag will be reused in the manufacture of Silico-Manganese. Silico-Manganese slag will be used for construction works. Bag filter dust will be provided to brick manufacturing units. The finer collected in pollution control equipments will be taken back to raw material processing area and mixed with the ore and charged in the furnace. Waste oil and used batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers / re-processors.

 

            Equipment of less noise generation will be used.  Total power requirement will be 33 KVA increased to 132 KVA.  HSD will be used as fuel.

 

It is noted that no public hearing/consultation is required due to project being located in notified Industrial area as per Section (iii), Stage (3), Para (i) (b) of EIA Notification 2006.

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to 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. Efforts shall be made to make use of rain water harvested. If needed, capacity of the reservoir should be enhanced to meet the maximum water requirement. Only balance water requirement should be met from other sources.

 

  1. Regular monitoring of influent and effluent surface, sub-surface and ground water shall be ensured and treated wastewater shall meet the norms prescribed by the State Pollution Control Board or described under the 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.

                         

7.    The total water requirement shall not exceed 80 m3/day. ‘Zero’ effluent discharge shall be strictly followed and no wastewater should be discharged outside the premises.

                                                                                                                                          

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

17.2.3     Ferro-Alloy Plant (Ferro-Silicon-2,000 TPA) at Sy. no. 376, Village & Mandal Parigi, District Ananthapur in Andhra Pradesh by M/s Vee Six Alloys Pvt. Limited – (Environmental Clearance)

 

 The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Richardson and Cruddas (1972) Ltd., Chennai 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 10th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) held during 17th – 18th May, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Ferro Alloy Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Primary Metallurgical Industries under Category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s Vee Six Alloys Pvt. Ltd. have proposed to install a Ferrosilicon plant of 2,000 TPA at  Parigi (V), Parigi (M), Ananthapur (Dist.) Andhra Pradesh. The total area of the plant is 3.0 Acres and green belt will be developed in 33.3 % of the total area of the plant. There are no national parks/wild life sanctuary/reserved forest within 10 km radius of the proposed industry. The nearest human habitation is Parigi Village, which is at a distance of 0.8 km. The Jayamangal river is at a distance of 0.85 km from the proposed industry. The total cost of the project is 6.07 crores. About 5 % of total cost of the project (Rs.30.35 lakhs) is earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility in the adjoining villages.

 

Ferrosilicon will be manufactured in a submerged Electric Arc Furnace 
(2.50 MVA) using main raw materials such as Quartz (3,600 TPA), Coke (2,200 TPA), M.S. scrap (401 TPA) and electrode paste (121 TPA) etc. The manufacturing process consists of: (a) blending of raw materials, (b) charging and smelting in the submerged electric arc furnace (SEAF), (c) tapping and cooling of molten material, (d) breaking, cleaning and packing.

 

Air pollution management will be accomplished by providing bag house filters with a capacity of 6,310 Nm3/Hr for ferrosilicon plant to treat the furnace gases. The gas from furnace top is picked up by an air cooled swivel hood which can be removed as required during operation. The gas is then conveyed by air cooled ducting to a heat exchanger to strip off the heat in the gas. Thereafter, the gas is sucked by a forced –draft pan to a positive pressure spark–arrester with cyclone and bag filters having reverse flow arrangement to clean the bags automatically. The bag filters house consists of 16 No. of bags (dia-150mm and height 3,660 mm of each bag). Particulate Emissions will be restricted to less than 50 mg/Nm3.Whenever air pollution control system fails, the production will be stopped till that air pollution control system is rectified. Fugitive emissions will be controlled by providing water sprinkler at raw material transfer points. Greenbelt will be developed along the periphery of the boundary wall, on either side of the roads and around the buildings to an extent of 33.3 % of the total area of the plant.

 

The total quantity of water required is 15 m3/day which will be drawn from ground water source within the plant premises for cooling of SEAF, drinking and sanitation. The cooling water will be recycled to the maximum possible extent.  No treated waste water will be discharged outside the plant. Domestic sewage will be treated in septic tank and diverted to soak pit.

 

Solid waste management practices include: 1) Temporarily solid waste dumping area will be provided with a garland drain, 2) Alloy melting slag will be sold to cast iron foundries, 3) Lead acid batteries will be sold to approved vendors by APPCB and 4) Dust from the air pollution control equipment will be partly utilized in production process and rest will be sold to brick manufactures/admixture in concrete works. Cleaning process residues will be 100 % recycled into production process.

 

Noise pollution control measures include: 1) plantation of suitable species near sensitive areas will result in partial noise attenuation, 2) acoustic enclosures will be provided in D.G. set and noise generation machineries like compressor and 3) ear plugs will be provided to all employees who will work in the noise prone areas. Occupational health hazards control and safety measures will be enforced strictly in the work zone areas.

 

The total power requirement is 2,174 KVA, which will be supplied by APTRANSCO. A 125 KVA D.G. set is provided to various critical areas like cooling water pump, crane and lighting to take care of on process work during main supply failure. The proposed industry provides an employment of 42 people directly and about 60 people indirectly.

 

Public hearing/Public consultation meeting was conducted by the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board on 15th September, 2010. The issues raised in the public hearing meeting were regarding provision of employment for locals, pollution control measures, green belt development, rain water harvesting etc. and have been included in the EIA/EMP.

 

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

 

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

 

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

                       

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

                        

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

 

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

 

 

  1. Regular monitoring of influent and effluent surface, sub-surface and ground water shall be ensured and treated wastewater shall meet the norms prescribed by the State Pollution Control Board or described under the 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.

                         

7.    The total water requirement shall not exceed 15 m3/day. ‘Zero’ effluent discharge shall be strictly followed and no wastewater should be discharged outside the premises. Since the project area is a dry area, within 5 years, no ground water shall be used and rain water shall only be used by means of rain water harvesting.

                                                                                                                                          

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

 

  1. 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 15th September, 2010 should be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at 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 corporate social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan (need based) should be prepared and submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore. Implementation of such program shall be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

17.2.4     Asbestos Fiber Cement Sheet Plant (1,20,000 TPA) at Plot No. A1, Industrial Area, Village & Taluk Bihiya, District Bhojpur, Bihar by M/s Ramco Industries Limited – (Environmental Clearance)

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s Vimta Labs, Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of References (TORs) awarded during the 10th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 17th & 18th May, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP Report. All the Asbestos Fibre Sheet Manufacturing Cement Plants have been listed at Sl. No. 4(c) of Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 as Category ‘A’ and have to be appraised by the Central Govt. 

 

M/s Ramco Industries Ltd. have proposed for the Asbestos Fibre Cement Sheet Plant (1,20,000 TPA) at Industrial Area, Plot No. A-1, Bihiya, Dist. Bhojpur, Bihar. Total land available is 20.0 acres allotted by Bihar Industrial Area Development Authority (BIADA), Patna. Out of 20 acres of total land, green belt will be developed in 8 acres i.e. 40 % of total area. No rehabilitation and resettlement is involved. No national parks/wild life sanctuary/reserve forests are located within 10 km radius. No forest land is involved. Total cost of the project is Rs. 30.0 Crores.  Rs. 50.0 Lakhs and Rs 10.0 Lakhs are earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures. Rs. 1.5 Crores is allocated towards Corporate Social Resonsibility (CSR) activites.

 

Raw asbestos fiber (10,200 TPA), Cement (54,000 TPA), Fly Ash (31,800 TPA) and Paper pulp (600 TPA) will be used as raw materials. Raw material will be transported by covered trucks.

 

Chrysotile Asbestos fibre received in the polythene bags is mechanically opened in a bag opening device and fed into edge runner mill to mill the fibre where water will be added to suppress dust. The milled fibre will be stored in silo and required quantity of fibre in drums.  Ordinary portland cement will be stored in cement silo and conveyed to slurry mixer.  Fly ash will also be added to slurry mixer. The slurry so formed will be pumped to the agitator and water of the slurry filters through sieve depositing a fine film of asbestos cement on the surface.  The films of asbestos cement are picked up by an endless belt through rubber rolls.  Due to movement of felt forward, asbestos cement layer is dewatered by vacuum and transferred to conveyer belt. The sheets are corrugated and stacked.  Sheets harden in 8 h and cured by spray of water. 

 

            Total water requirement of 80 m3/day will be sourced from own bore wells. Project Authorities have obtained Clearance for ground water withdrawal of 80 m3/day from Directorate, Ground Water Resources, Bihar, Patna. No wastewater will be generated in the process.  The settling solids in slurry form from the recuperating tank will be collected in a clarifier and reused in the process.  Service water will be passed through oil separator to remove oil content in the effluent.  Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by dispersion in underground strata through dispersion trenches.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted.

 

All the solid waste generated will be recycled in the manufacturing process.  HDPE fiber bags will be shredded in the shredder unit attached to the bag opening device and sent along with the fiber into fiber mill through conveyor.

 

Acoustic enclosures will be provided to D.G. sets. 750 KVA of Power will be required for the project and sourced by BSEB Grid. However, to meet the emergency power requirement during the grid failure, a diesel generator with capacity of 750 KVA will be installed.

 

Public hearing/Public consultation meeting was conducted by the Bihar State Pollution Control Board on 22nd November 2010. The Committee deliberated upon the issues raised during the public hearing including, Implementation of Rain Water Harvesting for recharging the ground water, Implementation of Pollution Control Systems, employment to locals, waste disposal, Noise Pollution Control Measures & Details of Plantation, effective air pollution control measures, development activities, 100 % solid waste utilization etc. and have satisfactorily been incorporated in the final EIA/EMP report.

 

The Ministry took note of the complaint dated 16.11.2010 received from an NGO regarding completion of 75 % construction activity of the project before the public hearing. The Member Secretary, BSPCB, vide his letter, dated 07.12.2010 informed that the project site was inspected on 02.12.2010 by BSPCB and was found that “The boundary wall was constructed all along the proposed site. There were partially constructed guard room and plantation work has been taken up at some places”.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the proposal for environmental clearance subject to stipulation of 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 80 m3/day. All the recommendations of the State Ground Water Department, Govt. of Bihar shall be implemented in time bound manner.

 

x.        After the operation of plant no ground water shall be used and rain water shall only be used to meet  he water requirement.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xviii.        All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 22nd November 2010 shall be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar.

 

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

 

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

 

17.2.5     Expansion of Sponge Iron Plant (100 TPD to 200 TPD) and installation of Steel melting shop (330 TPD) and Captive Power Plant (12 MW- 4 MW-WHRB & 8 MW AFBC)  at 3rd Phase Extension, Adityapur Industrial Area, P.O. Adityapur, District Saraikela- Kharsawan in Jharkhand by M/s Bimaldeep Steel Private Limited – (Environmental Clearance)

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Eco Care, Asansol, West Bengal, 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 6th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 22nd – 23rd December 2009 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Integrated steel plants are listed at S. No. 3 (a) under Category “A” of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s Bimaldeep Steel Private Limited have proposed for expansion of Sponge Iron Plant (from 100 TPD to 200 TPD) and installation of Steel melting shop (330 TPD) and Captive Power Plant (12 MW- 4 MW-WHRB & 8 MW AFBC)  at 3rd Phase Extension, Adityapur Industrial Area, P.O. Adityapur, District Saraikela- Kharsawan in Jharkhand. Total project area is 20.20 acres of which green belt will be developed in 33% area. No R & R is involved. No wild life sanctuary/national park is within 10 km radius of the unit. Rivers in the vicinity is Karkari River at 2 Km from the proposed site. Total cost of the project is Rs. 160.09 Crores. Rs. 3.11 Crores and Rs. 45.40 Lacs will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

Iron ore, non-coking coal, coking coal, dolomite, iron ore fines, Manganese ore, limestone, bauxite and quartzite will be used as raw materials. Coal will be sourced from the CCL mines. Water will be used in process will be kept in closed circuit. Sponge iron will be manufacture in DR plant.  Sponge iron produced in rotary kiln will be charged to induction furnace for steel making and if required sold to outside parties. Steel making and continuous casting shop are envisaged to produce 1,08,000 TPA of liquid steel. Captive power plant (12 MW) will be installed.  Billets manufactured will be sold to rolling mills.

 

 

PRODUCTION FACILITY

TECHNOLOGY

CAPACITY

PER DAY

CAPACITY

ANNUAL

SPONGE IRON

Coal based rotary kiln Direct Reduction

Existing      - 100 TPD

Expansion  - 100 TPD

Total          – 200 TPD

60,000 TPA

STEEL MELTING

Induction  Furnace (Steel) – CCM - LRF

Steel Melting Shop – 330 TPD

(Phase I – 2x 10 T Induction Furnace & 6/11 m CCM

Phase – II – 1x 10T Induction Furnace , 1x 10 T LRF)

1,08,000 TPA

CAPTIVE POWER

Based on steam from WHRB & AFBC

12 MW ( 4 MW WHRB + 8MW AFBC)

 

           Electrostatic precipitator (ESP), bag filters, dust collectors will be provided for air pollution control. Pulse jet bag filters will be provided to steel melting shop (SMS) and ferro alloy plant. ESP will be provided to captive power plant and Sponge iron plant. Bag filters will be provided in coal crushing and coal handling area of FBC based power plant as well as blast furnace raw material handling area. Dust extraction system and water sprinklers will be done in sponge iron plant. Dust extraction system such as dust cyclones, bag filters etc. will be provided at all raw material handling areas, transfer points, conveyor points, crushing and screening units, storage building etc.

 

Make up water requirement from Sitarampur Dam will be 1,050 KLD. Permission for drawl of 1,000 m3/d  from Sitarampur Dam has been granted  by Sub-divisional officer, Drinking Water and Sanitation Sub-Division Adityapur vide letter No. 429 dated 01.08.2009.  Closed circuit recycling system will be adopted in the proposed plant. The waste water generated from the power plant will be used for ash quenching, sprinkling in the coal yard and dust suppression. Treated wastewater from SMS, CCM will be recycled for washings and dust suppression etc. Guard pond will be provided for aeration and dosing of pH corrective. Neutralizing pit for the treatment of DM Plant will be provided. The treated water will be recycled for plant use and horticulture. Domestic effluent will be routed to a septic tank and soak pit and the treated effluent will be used for green belt development. No effluent will be discharged and zero discharge will be adopted.

 

Solid wastes generated in the form of Char/dolochar will be used as fuel in FBC boilers for power generation. Flue dust from sponge iron plant will be used for manufacturing fly ash bricks. Fly ash will be used for cement making as well as brick manufacturing. Kiln accretions will be used as sub-base material for road construction or landfill. Return scrap will be used in SMS. Dust from air pollution control equipments will be recycled in the process.

 

Total power requirement of 14.5 MW will be met from captive power plant of 12 MW and remaining from JSEB.

 

It is noted that no public hearing/consultation is required due to project being located in notified Industrial area as per Section (iii), Stage (3), Para (i) (b) of EIA Notification 2006.

 

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

 

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

 

ii.      As proposed, Electrostatic precipitator (ESP) shall be provided to WHRB, CFBC and DRI plants to control SPM levels within 50 mg/Nm3. Fume extraction system shall be provided to induction furnaces to control the emissions within the prescribed standards.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

vi.      Total water requirement shall not exceed 1,050 KLD. Efforts shall further be made to use maximum water from the rain water harvesting sources.  Use of air cooled condensers shall be explored and closed circuit cooling system shall be provided to reduce water consumption and water requirement shall be modified accordingly. All the effluent should be treated and used for ash handling, dust suppression and green belt development.  No effluent shall be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge shall be adopted. Sanitary sewage should be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

17.2.6     Expansion of the Cement Plant (Cement from 550 TPD PPC to 1,100 TPD PSC & PPC) and Clinker from 400 TPD to 700 TPD at Village Sarutari, Tehsil Sonapur, Byrnihat, District Kamrup in Assam by M/s Purbanchal Cement Limited – (Environmental Clearance)

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s En-vision Enviro Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Gujarat  gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 7th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 2nd – 3rd February, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Cement plants (less than 1.0 MTPA) are listed at S.No. 3(b) under Category ‘B’ and proposed cement plant is appraised at the Central level due to absence of SEIAA/SEAC in Assam.                   

 

M/s Purbanchal Cement Ltd. have proposed for the expansion of the Cement Plant (Cement 550 TPD  PPC to 1,100 TPD PSC & PPC) and Clinker (400 TPD to 700 TPD; 2,31,000 TPA) at Village Sarutari, Tehsil Sonapur, Byrnihat, District Kamrup, Assam. The existing project area is 17.56 acres and 6.11 acres of additional land is required for the proposed expansion. Green belt will be developed in 33 % of area.  No R & R is involved. Gorbhanga R.F. is located at 12 km, South West. No national parks/wild life sanctuary/reserve forests are located within 10 km radius. Plant is located in Seismic Zone V and necessary precautions will be adopted due to possibility of damages like floods, earthquakes and landslides.  Meghalaya State boundary is at 1 km. Total cost of the project is Rs. 26.51 Crore. Rs 120.0 Lakhs and Rs 5.0 Lakhs are earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost/annum respectively for environmental pollution control measures.

 

Following will be manufactured:

 

 Particulars

Present Capacity

Proposed Capacity

Clinker Manufacturing

400 TPD

700 TPD

Cement  mill (OPC, PPC, PSC)

550 TPD

1,100 TPD

           

Limestone (910 TPD), clay / shale (190 TPD), Iron dust (15 TPD), clinker (100 TPD), gypsum (22 TPD), fly ash (277 TPD), coal (50 TPD) and slag (100 TPD) will be used as raw materials.

 

           PAs informed to the Committee that expansion of the production (400 to 700 TPD clinker; 2,31,000 TPA) will be carried out in the same kiln which was underutilized due to power shortage and now will be utilized at full capacity. No new kiln will be added. ‘Consent to Establish’ for the existing plant is accorded by the Assam SPCB vide letter dated WB/KAM/T-91/04-05/144/500 dated 29th May, 2004. Clinker manufacturing will involve raw material crushing, raw material grinding, blending of raw meal, pyro-processing (clinkerization), clinker cooling and storage. Cement manufacturing will involve clinker, fly ash & gypsum proportioning & grinding in ball mills, cement storage in silos, packing and dispatch.

 

            

The major pollutant is particulate matter from the proposed cement plant. The unit will install bag filters to control air pollutants. Adequate height shall be provided to stacks attached to the air pollution control equipments to disperse the air pollutants to the satisfactory levels. Dust emission due to vehicular movement will be controlled by water sprinkling system.

 

Total water requirement after expansion from bore wells and River Digaru will be 40 m3/day. ‘Permission’ for the drawl of 40 m3/day water from Digaru River has been obtained. Service water will be passed through oil separator to remove oil content in the effluent.  Domestic effluent (3 m3/day) will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit and used for green belt development. No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted.

 

            All the dust from de-dusting equipments will be recycled back to the process. Waste/used/spent oil and used batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers/reprocessors.

 

Power (7,500 KVA) will be sourced from ASEB.  D.G. set (2x1,250 KVA) is existing and 2x1,500 KVA is proposed. Coal (146 TPD) will be used as fuel for the kiln and for drying slag as secondary fuel. No litigation/court case is in pending against the proposal.

 

Public hearing / Public consultation meeting was conducted by the Assam State Pollution Control Board on 1st November 2010. The Committee deliberated the issues raised during the public hearing including, continuation of the CSR activities etc. being done, provision of employment to locals, air pollution control measures, dispensary, development of roads etc. and have satisfactorily been incorporated in the final EIA/EMP report.

 

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

 

      i.        Continuous stack monitoring facilities to monitor gaseous emissions from all the stacks shall be provided.  After expansion particulate emission shall be controlled within 50 mg/Nm3 by installing adequate air pollution control system.  Electrostatic precipitators to clinker cooler, bag house to raw mill/kiln and bag filters to coal mill and cement mill. Low NOX burners should be provided to control NOX emissions. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

   vi.        Total water requirement for cement plant shall not exceed 40 m3/day  All the treated wastewater shall be recycled and reused in the process and/or for dust suppression and green belt development and other plant related activities etc. No process wastewater shall be discharged outside the factory premises and ‘zero’ discharge should be adopted. 

 

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

 

  1. Regular monitoring of influent and effluent surface, sub-surface and ground water should be ensured and treated wastewater should meet the norms prescribed by the State Pollution Control Board or described under the 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 Shillong, SPCB and CPCB.

 

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

 

    x.        All the fly ash shall be utilized as per Fly ash Notification, 1999 subsequently amended in 2003. Efforts should be made to use fly ash maximum in making Pozollona Portland Cement (PPC).

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  xv.        All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 1st November 2010 shall be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same shall be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore.

 

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

 

Any Other Items

 

17.2.7   Steel Plant [Sponge Iron Plant (2,16,000 TPA), Induction Furnace, Ingots / Billets, 2,59,200 TPA), Rolling Mill (2,88,000 TPA, M.S. structures/bars)] along with Captive Power Plant (24 MW) at Sy. No. 7, 8, 13 & 72 Village Ravulapally, Mandal Pargi, District Ranga Reddy, Andhra Pradesh by M/s T.M. Ispat (India) Limited. (EC-Reconsideration)

 

Proposal of M/s T.M. Ispat (India) Limited for Steel Plant [Sponge Iron Plant (2,16,000 TPA), Induction Furnace, Ingots / Billets, 2,59,200 TPA), Rolling Mill (2,88,000 TPA, M.S. structures/bars)] along with Captive Power Plant (24 MW) at Sy. No. 7, 8, 13 & 72 Village Ravulapally, Mandal Pargi, District Ranga Reddy, Andhra Pradesh was considered and discussed in the 11th and 13th Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) meeting held during 24th – 26th June, 2010 and 26th – 28th August, 2010.  

 

In the 13th EAC-1 meeting, Committee decided that the effluent characteristics data should be sought and the Ministry may write to MS, APPCB to provide reply within one month w.r.t the minutes of the Public Hearing. If no response is received, within specified time, it will be presumed that MS, APPCB has nothing to say in the matter. The Committee will take decision on the project.

 

There was no response from the MS, APPCB w.r.t the minutes of the Public Hearing. After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended that the Project Proponent shall obtain a certificate/undertaking from the gram panchayat regarding how many of the people who opposed the project are within and out of 5 km radius of the project site.

 

17.2.8   Expansion of Sponge Iron Plant (0.75 MMTPA to 1.75 MMTPA) with integrated facility of Pellet plant (4.0 MMTPA), Steel Plant (1.5 MMTPA), Captive Power Plant (330 MW) at Village Salav, P.O. Revdanda, District Raigad, Maharashtra by M/s Welspun Max Steel Ltd. (Formerly known as M/s Vikram Sponge Iron Limited) - (EC-Reconsideration)

 

Proposal of M/s Welspun Max Steel Ltd. for expansion of Sponge Iron Plant (0.75 MMTPA to 1.75 MMTPA) with integrated facility of Pellet plant (4.0 MMTPA), Steel Plant (1.5 MMTPA), Captive Power Plant (330 MW) at Village Salav, P.O. Revdanda, District Raigad, Maharashtra was considered and discussed in the 12th Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) meeting held during 26th – 28th July, 2010.  The Committee after detailed deliberations sought the following additional information for reconsideration of the project:

 

  i.        A map indicating the location of the project and Phansad wild life sanctuary shall be authenticated by the Chief Wildlife Warden along with his comments / recommendations.

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

iii.        Demarcation of CRZ lines from an approved agency shall be submitted along with CRZ clearance for permissible activities (as applicable). 

iv.        Location of intake and outfall points (with coordinates) should be given. These locations should be selected based on detailed modeling studies.  Details of modeling and the results obtained there from should be furnished.  It may be kept in view that the intake and outfall points are away from the mangroves.

v.        Details regarding the number of land oustees and mode of compensation.

vi.        Trace metal analysis of raw material and certificate from the supplier that the raw material is non toxic and non hazardous.

vii.        SO2 emissions are high. Modeling needs to be redone (input & output is not matching) and better emission control measures needs to be provided

viii.        Alternate option of fuel/producer gas in place of natural gas for the sponge iron plant has to be explored.

 

The information sought was furnished by the project proponent to MoEF vide their letter dated 16.11.2010 and the PP also made a presentation before the Committee. The information submitted/presented is as follows

 

  i.        The project proponent has obtained the location map over satellite imagery demarcating the location of the project (with coordinates) and Phansad Wild life Sanctuary(PWS). The map is duly signed by the Project Proponent, DFO – Wildlife, Thane and Chief Wild Life Warden of Maharashtra. As directed by CWW- Maharashtra, the project proponent has engaged Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), Mumbai to carry out the Bio-Diversity Impact Assessment Study of the project area including PWS and to develop a conservation Plan. The DCF, Wild Life – Thane has accorded his permission to the project proponent to get the field survey done through BNHS for the study. Above facts are verified by Chief Wildlife Warden of Maharashtra, in his letter no. Desk-23(2)/Survey/2322/ 2010-11 dated 16th November 2010.

 ii.        The project proponent has applied to National Board of Wild Life. A copy of the application was submitted.

iii.        The project proponent has approached National Institute of Oceanography, Goa to demarcate the HTL of the coast of Kundalika as per CRZ Notification 1991 report states that  “Based on the demarcation of relevant HTL and set back line of 150 m measured from HTL, it is concluded that the proposed development site does not fall within Coastal Regulation Zone except conveyor, jetty, transmission line, intake pipeline and discharge water pipeline”. The project proponent is moving separately to CRZ committee for the approval of the same.

iv.        The project proponent through M/s Green Circle Inc., have carried out Hydrodynamic modeling to determine to determine the outfall discharge point.  MCZMA has recommended the project.

v.        Total no. of land oustees is 400. Compensation will be made in terms of direct payment for land and supported by other CSR activities.

vi.        Trace metal analysis from the coal supplier and their certificate that the coal will not be toxic/hazardous was submitted.

vii.        As per the air dispersion modeling study shows that incremental SO2 concentration varies from 7.31 ug/m3 to 18.12 ug/m3.

viii.        A letter from GAIL dated 16.08.2010 expressing their interest to supply RLNG to M/s Welspun on a long term basis was submitted.

 

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

 

 

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

 

2.    Environmental clearance is subject to obtaining CRZ clearance

 

3.    Environmental clearance is subject to obtaining clearance from the National Board of wildlife under the Wild Life (Protection) Act 1972.

 

4.    A wildlife conservation plan shall be prepared in consultation with the Office of the Chief Wildlife Warden concerned and reputed wildlife expert / institute and submitted to the Ministry within six months along with a road map for implementation. The plan shall specify budget earmarked for activities to be undertaken.

 

5.    Efforts should be made to reduce RSPM levels in the ambient air and a time bound action plan should be submitted. Continuous stack monitoring facilities for all the stacks should be provided and sufficient air pollution control devices viz. Electrostatic precipitator (ESP), bag house, bag filters etc. should be provided to keep the emission levels below 50 mg/Nm3 and installing energy efficient technology.  No charcoal should be used as raw material.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

9.    Prior ‘permission’ for the drawl of 86 MLD of water and rain water harvesting pond from the concerned department shall be obtained.

 

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

 

  1. Regular monitoring of influent and effluent surface, sub-surface and ground water should be ensured and treated wastewater should meet the norms prescribed by the State Pollution Control Board or described under the 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, MPCB and CPCB.

 

12.  The water consumption should not exceed 16 m3/Ton of Steel as per prescribed standard.

 

13.  SMS slag should also be properly utilized. All the other solid waste including broken refractory mass should be properly disposed off in environment-friendly manner.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

19.  As proposed, green belt should be developed in 33 % area.

 

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

 

21.  All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 5th March, 2010 should be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhopal.

 

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

 

17.2.9   Integrated Steel Plant (0.14 MTPA) along with Captive Power Plant (22 MW) at Jamadoba, Post Bankati, PS Kansa, District Burdwan, West Bengal by M/s. Jagdamba Fiscal Services Limited- (EC-Reconsideration)

 

Proposal of M/s. Jagdamba Fiscal Services Limited for Integrated Steel Plant (0.14 MTPA) along with Captive Power Plant (22 MW) at Jamadoba, Post Bankati, PS Kansa, District Burdwan, West Bengal was considered and discussed in the 11th Expert Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) meeting held during 24th – 26th June, 2010.  The Committee after detailed deliberations sought the following additional information for reconsideration of the project without calling the project proponent:

 

·         Permission from Irrigation Department for water supply

 

·         Site specific meteorological data (hourly) at least for one season and AAQ modeling shall be based on hourly data.

 

·         Cumulative impact on the AAQ due to the proposed project and other industries in the vicinity of the project.

 

·         Impact of the ground water due to the proposed project and ground water management plan.

 

·         5 % of the total cost shall be earmarked for CSR activities and detailed action plan in this regard shall be submitted to the Ministry. 

 

The above sought information was submitted by the project proponent to MoEF vide their letter dated 01.11.2010. After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the project for environmental clearance subject to following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

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

 

ii.      As proposed, Electrostatic precipitator (ESP) shall be provided to WHRB, CFBC and DRI plants to control SPM levels within 50 mg/Nm3. Fume extraction system shall be provided to induction furnaces to control the emissions within the prescribed standards.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

vi.      Total water requirement shall not exceed 2,110 KLD. Efforts shall further be made to use maximum water from the rain water harvesting sources.  Use of air cooled condensers shall be explored and closed circuit cooling system shall be provided to reduce water consumption and water requirement shall be modified accordingly. All the effluent should be treated and used for ash handling, dust suppression and green belt development.  No effluent shall be discharged and ‘zero’ discharge shall be adopted. Sanitary sewage should be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xix.        All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 18th August, 2009 should be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

17.2.10    Enhancement in Cement production (from 3.9 MTPA to 4.48 MTPA) at Awarpur Cement Works, Taluka Korpana, District Chandrapur, Maharashtra by M/s Ultra Tech Cement Limited – (Amendment in Environmental Clearance)

 

Environmental Clearance to M/s Ultra Tech Cement Limited for the Enhancement in Cement production (3.9 MTPA to 4.48 MTPA) at Awarpur Cement Works, Taluka Korpana, District Chandrapur, Maharashtra was accorded on 02.08.2010.

 

The project proponent vide their letter dated 26.10.2010 informed MoEF that in the Specific Condition No. 2 of the EC letter, it was asked to maintain the particulate emissions below 50 mg/Nm3. The permissible limit for particulate matter emissions for the existing production capacity has been granted as 150 mg/Nm3 (as per Consent to Operate issued by MPCB vide letter no. BO/PCI-II/EIC No. CH-121-09/R/CC-371, dated 11.08.2009). Being an existing unit designed to maintain emissions below 150 mg/Nm3, it is not possible for them to keep the emissions below 50 mg/Nm3. However, adequate mitigation measures are being taken to maintain the emissions below 100 mg/Nm3. Hence, an amendment in this regard was requested.

 

The Committee after detailed discussion decided that the company shall make an effort to mitigate the dust level within 50 mg/Nm3 by installing the pollution control equipment.

 

17.2.11    Integrated Steel Plant (1.9 MTPA) at Village Jharbandh, Galapada and Tarakabeda, District Dhenkanal in Orissa by M/s Rungta Mines Limited – (Amendment in Environmental Clearance)

 

            Environmental Clearance to M/s Rungta Mines Limited for Integrated Steel Plant (1.9 MTPA) at Village Jharbandh, Galapada and Tarakabeda, District Dhenkanal in Orissa was accorded on 02.08.2010. The project proponent vide their letter dated 25.09.2010 informed the following to MoEF:

 

“In the course of technical discussions with our consultants M/s MECON, Ranchi and prospective vendors, we have been advised that in addition to the facilities as approved in the EC, it is desirable to have additional facilities such as vacuum degassing unit and auxiliary facilities like limestone and dolomite calcination plant and oxygen plant.

 

For production of quality steel with lower gas content, vacuum degassing unit is a technological necessity in phase-I and phase-II for production of steel grades such as electrode quality, cold heading quality, spring steel, bearing steel and free cutting steel. To improve the lining life of the electric arc furnace (EAF) and for desulphurization and dephosphorisation, dolomite and limestone is added as a flux in electric arc furnace. Similarly oxygen is required to decarburize the steel in electric arc furnace.

 

Hence, installation of limestone & dolomite calcination plant and oxygen plant is a technological necessity for producing good quality steel through EAF route with following capacities:

 

S. No.

Particulars

Total Capacity

1

Lime plant

1x300 TPD

2

Dolo Plant

1x300 TPD

3

Oxygen Plant

1x200 TPD

4

Vacuum Degassing unit

1x70 TPD

 

 

Above proposed additional units are non-pollutant and non-hazardous and help us in reducing Sulphur and Phosphorous in final product.” Therefore, an amendment to the EC dated 02.08.2010 was requested so as to include the above additional and auxiliary facilities.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended for amendment in Environmental Clearance dated 02.08.2010 with the following additional Specific Condition:

 

“The existing pollution load shall not increase and the individual components should be environmentally compliant”.

 

 

 

Proposals for TORs

 

17.2.12    Proposed 0.25 MTPA Steel Plant along with 28 MW Captive Power Plant at Village Karanda, Tehsil Hindol, District Dhenkanal in Odisha by M/s Tecton Ispat Pvt. Limited- (TORs)

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s Visiontek Consultancy Services 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 draft TORs for preparation of EIA/EMP.  All the Steel Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Primary Metallurgical Industries under category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s Tecton Ispat Pvt. Limited have proposed for 0.25 MTPA Steel Plant along with 28 MW Captive Power Plant at Village Karanda, Tehsil Hindol, District Dhenkanal in Odisha.  No national Park/wild life sanctuary is located within 10 km radius of the project site. Total proposed project area is of 128.0 acres and Green belt will be developed in 33 % of the total plant area.  Total proposed project area is of 128.0 acres. Total cost of the project is Rs. 694.00 Crores. Rs. 38 Crores and Rs. 7.6 Crores will be earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost for environmental pollution control measures. Following are the details of the proposed plants:

 

Sl. No.

Products

Plant Facilities

Quantity in TPA

1.

Sponge Iron

DRI (2 x 350 TPD  )

2,10,000

2.

Pig Iron/ Hot Metal

MBF (1x125 m3)

75,000

3.

SMS

1 x 30T EAF + 1 x 15T IF, 1 x 30T +1 x 35T   LRF, Billet Caster 2  x 3 Strand (6/11 meter) with Continuous casting machine.

2,50,000

4.

Power

28 MW (14 MW WHRB + 14 MW AFBC)

28 MW

 

Iron Ore, Dolomite, Coal, Coke, Limestone, Ferro Alloys and Scrap are the major raw materials used in the plant process. The unit’s saleable product will be Steel Billets and Power.

      

Gaseous emission will be controlled by installing air pollution control equipments. Dust suppression will be done by water sprinkling to control fugitive emissions due to transportation activities. Fume extraction system with bag filters will be provided to DRI plant. MBF will be equipped with bag filter and ventury scrubbers. Spark arrester and bag filter will be provided to SMS plant. Air pollution from CPP will be controlled by ESP and ash conditioning and moistening system.  Water sprinkling will be done along the haul roads to control dust arising from vehicular movement.

 

 Total water requirement for the proposed project is of 295 m3/hr. Settling tank will be installed for the treatment of wastewater and the treated water will be used for dust suppression, plantation etc. Cooling Blow down from Power Plant will be routed to Common Basin.  The treated water from Common Basin will be re-used for dust suppression, ash handling and green belt development. Domestic wastewater will be treated in septic tank and discharged to soak pit. Zero discharge norms will be maintained in the proposed plant.

 Solid waste i.e. char generated from DRI production unit will be reused in Power Plant and dust will be disposed in ash mound.  Slag from MBF and SMS plant will be used for land filling and road construction.   Ash from power plant will be sold to fly ash brick and cement manufacturers.

 

Ear muffs/ear plugs will be provided to workers working in high noise prone areas.

 

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

 

1.        Executive summary of the project

2.        Photographs of the site

3.        Detailed fluoride assessment survey & management plan

4.        Coal linkage documents

5.        Revised and Detailed lay out plan

6.        Storage of Ground water in 40 acres of land.

7.        Cumulative impacts of the nearby industries shall be estimated.

8.        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. 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 shall be included.

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

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

15.      Residential colony shall be located in upwind direction.

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

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

18.      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.

19.      Manufacturing process details for all the plants shall be included.

20.      Mass balance for the raw material and products shall be included.

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

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

23.      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.

24.      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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

33.      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.

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

35.      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.

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

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

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

39.      Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures at plant site shall 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.

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

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

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

43.      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.

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

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

46.      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.

47.      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.

48.      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.

49.      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.

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

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

52.      Action plan for the green belt development plan in 33 % area 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.

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

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

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

56.      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.

57.      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.

58.      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.

59.      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.

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

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

62.      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 Orissa 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, after public consultation.

17.2.13    Proposed 100 MVA (1,65,000 MTPA) capacity High Carbon Ferro Chrome Plant at Village Kolathapangi, PS- Gurudijhatia, Tehsil Athagarh, District Cuttack in Orissa by M/s Cronimet Alloys India Limited- (TORs)

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s ERS (I) 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 draft TORs for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Ferro Alloy Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Primary Metallurgical Industries under category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s Cronimet Alloys India Limited have proposed for 100 MVA (1,65,000 MTPA) capacity High Carbon Ferro Chrome Plant at Village Kolathapangi, PS- Gurudijhatia, Tehsil Athagarh, District Cuttack in Orissa. No national Park/wild life sanctuary is located within 10 km radius of the project site. Out of the total project area of 51 Acres, 41 Acres is in possession and balance 10 Acres of land is under process of acquisition. Around 33% (17.0 Acres) of the total land will be developed as green belt. Total cost of the project is Rs. 330 Crores. Rs. 18.0 Crores and Rs. 1.8 Crores will be earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures. 

 

A 100 MVA (6 X 16.5 MVA) Sub Merged Arc Furnace with a production capacity of 1,65,000 MTPA of High carbon Ferro Chrome along with a Beneficiation Plant (1,00,000 MTPA), Briquetting Plant (4,50,000 MTPA) and a Metal Recovery Plant (16,500 MTPA) would be installed.

 

Water sprinklers will be used to suppress dust emission during raw material handling and black topping of internal roads would be done to avoid particulate matter emissions due to plying of trucks. Dry Fog dust suppression system and bag filters will be used to control dust emission during the briquetting process. Bag filters will be used to control gaseous fumes and dust emission from the submerged arc furnace and Suction Hood followed by bag filters will be used to control air pollution from tapping process.

 

The total requirement of water will be 100 m3/day. Ground water available at site will be used during construction stage with prior permission from the Central Ground Water Authority. Efforts shall be made to reuse the effluent generated after adequate treatment.   Effluent from the tailing pond and thickener will be treated in a chemical dosing tank followed by settling tank. Runoff water from the storage yard will be collected in drains and treated along with tailing pond effluent. Sewage generated due to domestic activities will be treated in a septic tank followed by soak pit. Rainwater harvesting pit are envisaged to recharge ground water.

 

Dust from Bag Filter of Submerged arc furnace and tapping process will be collected, stored in storage yards and used in briquetting process. Slag generated will be dumped in the secured landfill within the plant premises. Used oil will be disposed to authorized reprocessing units having valid authorization from Orissa State Pollution Control Board.

 

1.            Executive summary of the project.

2.            Photographs of plant area.

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

4.            A copy of 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 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.          Action plan for the green belt development plan in 33 % area should be included.

42.          Chrome water treatment/management plan

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 corporate social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be included. Socio-economic development activities need to be elaborated upon.

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

48.          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.

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

 

 It was decided that ‘TORs’ prescribed by the Expert  Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. The draft EIA/EMP report shall be submitted to the Orissa 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 along with Public hearing proceedings.      

 

17.2.14    Expansion of existing DRI plant (66,000 TPA) by installation of 0.85 MTPA Iron Ore Beneficiation Plant, 0.6 MTPA Pellet Plant & 10 MW Captive Power Plant at Village Tumkela, Tehsil Bonai, District Sundargarh in Orissa by M/s Vikram Pvt. Limited- (TORs)

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s Sun Consultancy and Services, Bhubaneswar gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft TORs for preparation of EIA/EMP.  All the Steel Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) in Primary Metallurgical Industries under category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s Vikram Pvt. Limited have proposed for expansion of existing DRI plant (66,000 TPA) by installation of 0.85 MTPA Iron Ore Beneficiation Plant, 0.6 MTPA Pellet Plant & 10 MW Captive Power Plant at Village Tumkela, Tehsil Bonai, District Sundargarh in Orissa. No national Park/wild life sanctuary is located within 10 km radius of the project site. Total project area is 82.0 acres of which 27 acres area has been earmarked for green belt development. Total cost of the project is Rs. 276.19 Crores. Rs. 13.81 Crores and Rs. 0.27 Crores will be earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures. 

 

Iron Ore Fines (8,57,494 TPA), Coke Fines (12,000 TPA), Limestone (12,000 TPA), Bentonite (4,200 TPA) and Coal Fines (62,117 TPA) are the rawmaterials that will be used.  Following are the existing and proposed facilities:

 

Unit

Product

Existing

Proposed

Total

DRI Plant

Sponge Iron

66,000 TPA

-

2 × 100 TPD

(66,000 TPA)

Beneficiation Plant

Concentrate

-

6,60,000 TPA

[Throughput :8,50,000 TPA]

6,60,000 TPA

[Throughput :8,50,000 TPA]

Pelletisation Plant

Pellet

-

6,00,000 TPA

6,00,000 TPA

Captive Power Plant

WHRB

AFBC

 

Power

 

-

 

 

2 X 10 tph

1 X 40 tph

10 MW

 

 

             There will be emissions during handling of raw materials and products, which will be controlled by dust suppression system. The emissions from the production process will be passed through Scrubber and Bag filters / ESP to retain flue dust particles and then it will be released through high stack. The PM level will be maintained below 100 mg/Nm3.

 

Total water requirement will be 3,132 m3/day which will be sourced from bore wells.  There will be no effluent generation from the plant. The waste water generated from the plant shall be recycled & utilized in beneficiation plant, dust suppression & gardening. As such the plant will work on zero discharge basis.

 

Solid waste generated from beneficiation plant shall be dumped in the waste disposal yard. Bottom ash shall be used for low land filling & road construction. Fly Ash shall be used for brick manufacturing, construction of road and stored in ash mound for subsequent use.

 

Total power requirement will be about 10.8 MW out of which 10 MW will be met through captive generation and 0.8 MW will be drawn from the State grid. The consumption of furnace oil will be about 12,000 KL per annum where as LDO consumption will be around 200 KL per annum.

 

            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.        Detailed lay out plan

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. 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 shall be included.

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

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

14.      Residential colony shall be located in upwind direction.

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

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

17.      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.

18.      Manufacturing process details for all the plants shall be included.

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

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

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

22.      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.

23.      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.

24.      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.

25.      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.

26.      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.

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

28.      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.

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

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

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

32.      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.

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

34.      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.

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

36.      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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

48.      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.

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

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

51.      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.

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

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

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

55.      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.

56.      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.

57.      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.

58.      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.

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

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

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

17.2.15    Proposed expansion of Cement Grinding Unit (from 200 TPD to 325 TPD) at 15th Mile, GS Road, N.H. No.-40, Village Byrnihat, Taluk Sonapur, District Kamrup (M), Assam by M/s Mahashakti Cements – (TORs)

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s M/s En-vision Enviro Engineers Ltd., Surat gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft TORs for preparation of EIA/EMP.  All stand alone cement grinding units are covered under Category ‘B’ as per para 3(b) of the Schedule of the EIA notification 2006, but due to absence of SEIAA for Assam, the proposal is appraised at central level.

 

M/s Mahashakti Cements have proposed for expansion of Cement Grinding Unit (from 200 TPD to 325 TPD) at 15th Mile, GS Road, N.H. No.-40, Village Byrnihat, Taluk Sonapur, District Kamrup (M), Assam. The total land requirement for the proposed plant is 8,640 sq.m which is already in the possession of the project proponent. About 2,851.2 sq m of plant area will be developed under green belt. No forest land is involved. The Umtru River flows at a distance of 100 m from the project site. Site is in Zone-V category of earth quake. The total cost of the project will be Rs. 382 Lakhs. Rs.80 Lakhs and Rs.12 Lakhs will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

The manufacturing process of cement consists of mixing, drying and grinding of clinker, gypsum & fly ash.  The raw materials required for the proposed plant will be Clinker (Existing- 130 TPD, Proposed- 211), Gypsum (Existing - 10 TPD to Proposed- 16 TPD) and fly ash (Existing - 60 TPD to Proposed -98). Raw materials will be procured from various places and transported by road through trucks.

 

Source of air pollution from the proposed plant will be Cement Mill and packing plant. For control of air pollution, twin cyclone separator followed by reverse pulse jet type bag filter will be provided.  

 

The total existing water requirement is 3 KLD and for proposed expansion, water requirement will be 1 KLD which shall be met through ground water using Bore Well. There is no wastewater generation due to the process. Domestic wastewater will be generated which will be discharge through septic tank and soak pit. The waste collected in control equipments will be recycled in the process and the spent lube oil will be given to registered recyclers.

 

In existing plant, the total power requirement is 600 KW, After proposed expansion, total power requirement will be 800 KW which will be sourced from the  Assam State Electricity Board. A DG set of 750 KVA will be installed to meet the emergency power requirement. 

 

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.      Coal linkage documents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

16.    Energy balance data for all the components of 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.

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

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

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

41.    Occupational health:

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

17.2.16    Expansion of Billet plant ( from 90,000 TPA to 1,80,000 TPA) and installation of 2x350 TPD Sponge Iron, 16 MW WHRB and 8 MW AFBC at Industrial Growth Centre Borai, Village Rasmada, District Durg, Chhattisgarh by M/s Brahaspati Iron & Steel Co. Pvt. Limited- (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 draft TORs for preparation of EIA/EMP report.  All the Steel Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgical Industries under category ‘A’ of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s Brahaspati Iron & Steel Co. Pvt. Limited have proposed for expansion of Billet plant from 90,000 TPA to 1,80,000 TPA and installation of 2x350 TPD Sponge Iron, 16 MW WHRB and 8 MW AFBC at Industrial Growth Centre Borai, Village Rasmada, District Durg, Chhattisgarh. No national Park/wild life sanctuary is located within 10 km radius of the project site. Total land available for the project activity is 17.14 ha. and no additional land is required for Proposed Project Expansion. Green belt will be developed in 5.7 ha. Total cost of the project is Rs. 163.7 Crores. Rs. 4.17 Crores and Rs. 0.5 Crores will be earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures. 

 

Production capacities of different units of the Project are as follows:-

 

S. No.

Details

Existing Capacity

Proposed Expansion/ Additional  Capacity

After Expansion

1.

Billet Plant

90,000 TPA

 

90,000 TPA

 

1,80,000 TPA

2.

Sponge Iron Plant

 

----

2,00,000 TPA

 

2,00,000 TPA

 

3.

Captive power Plant

 

----

24 MW

       WHRB: 16 MW &

       AFBC : 8MW

 

24 MW

       WHRB : 16 MW &

       AFBC : 8MW

 

 

Covered conveyor belt will be used for transfer of materials. Raw material will be stored in covered Silos. Stack emission will be maintained below 50 mg/Nm3. CPCB guidelines for control of fugitive emissions will be followed. All the roads inside the plant will be black topped to reduce fugitive emissions. The sprinkling of  water  will  be  done  along  the  haul roads  in the  plant premises to  control  the  dust  arising  due to  the  movement  of  vehicular  traffic.

Total Water requirement {Existing (30 KLPD) +Proposed (3,000 KLPD)} of the Project will be around 3,030 KLPD which will be sourced from Chhattisgarh Industrial Developmental Corporation (CSIDC), Permission for the same is under process. There will be zero discharge from the project. The water will be mainly used to control the temperature of the product & flue gases by indirect cooling & direct cooling. The process is based on closed circuit system, hence there will be only evaporation losses. Water will be treated in primary & secondary settling tank and will be recycled back for further use in process.

 

Dolo Char (50,000 TPA) will be utilized partly in FBC boiler and remaining will be supplied to brick manufacturers. Bag filter Dust & Ash generated from ESP of FBC Boiler (1,62,000 TPA) will be given to cement plants/brick manufacturers in the nearby area.

 

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.        Detailed lay out plan

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. 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 shall be included.

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

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

14.      Residential colony shall be located in upwind direction.

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

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

17.      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.

18.      Manufacturing process details for all the plants shall be included.

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

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

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

22.      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.

23.      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.

24.      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.

25.      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.

26.      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.

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

28.      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.

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

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

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

32.      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.

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

34.      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.

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

36.      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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

48.      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.

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

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

51.      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.

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

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

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

55.      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.

56.      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.

57.      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.

58.      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.

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

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

61.      Any litigation pending against the project and/or any direction/order passed by any Court of Law against the project, if so, details thereof 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 Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board for public hearing. The issues emerged and response to the issues shall be incorporated in the EIA report. Public Hearing will not be required as per Section (iii), Stage (3), Para (i)(b) of EIA Notification 2006 only if the Gazette Notification is submitted. The final EIA report shall be submitted to the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance.

 

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

 

 

17.2.17    Proposed 1.0 MTPA Cement Grinding Unit at Village Chojudwar, District Cuttack in Odisha by M/s Toshali Cement Pvt. Limited – (TORs)

 

The Committee noted that all stand alone cement grinding units are covered under Category ‘B’ as per para 3(b) of the Schedule of the EIA notification 2006 and hence shall be transferred to SEIAA, Odisha.

 

 

17.2.18    Proposed Cement Grinding Unit (300 TPD) at Changmaji Pather Kissam, Mouza Jamunamukh, District Nagaon, Assam by M/s Laxmi Cement Industries - regarding TORs

 

The project proponents did not attend the meeting and hence the proposal was deferred till further request from the project proponent.

 

17.2.19    Expansion of Sponge Iron Plant (1X350 TPD) into Integrated Steel Plant at Village Godwali & Bastali Biran, Tehsil Devassar & Chitarangi, District Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh by M/s Trimula Industries Limited – (TORs)

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s Insitu Envirocare Pvt. Ltd., Bhopal gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft Term of References for the preparation of EIA/EMP. All the integrated steel plants have been kept at S.No. 3(a) under primary metallurgical industry under category- A of the Schedule of the EIA notification 2006 and appraised at Central level.

 

M/s Trimula Industries Limited have proposed for expansion of Sponge Iron Plant (1X350 TPD) into Integrated Steel Plant at Village Godwali & Bastali Biran, Tehsil Devassar & Chitarangi, District Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh.  PAs have confirmed that proposed project is not located within 10 km of Critically Polluted Area.  No National Park / Wildlife Sanctuary / Reserve Forest is located within 10 km. Total land acquired for the proposed project is 61.61 Ha and Green belt will be developed in 33% area of the total area. Nearest village is Godwali  at 2.0 km. from the proposed site. No litigation or court case is pending against the project and/or land.  Bijul river is situated at 10.0 km.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 410.0 Crores.

 

Following are the proposed production capacities:

 

Details

 

Annual Production

SPONGE IRON

:

1,10,000 Tons/ Year

MS  Billets

:

3,28,500 Tons/ Year

TMT/ STRUCTURE

:

3,00,000 Tons/ Year

 

 

 

 

Following units will be installed:

 

Unit

 

Capacity

DRI with Auxilliary

:

1X350 TPD

SMS with Auxilliary

:

6 x 15 MT

ROLLING MILL with Auxilliary

:

2 x 500 MT

60 MW POWER PLANT

:

 

WHRB 2 Nos.

:

16MW

AFBC

:

44 MW

 

Sponge Iron (1,10,000 TPA) will manufactured from Iron Ore (3,52,000 TPA) and Coal (3,08,000  TPA) in 350 TPD Kiln. The sponge produced will be the raw material for SMS and waste gases so produced will be the utilized to generate power of 8 MW through Waste Heat Recovery Boiler. Sponge Iron (3,30,000 TPA), Scrap (1,04,039 TPA), Ferro Alloys (1,380 TPA) will be used as raw material in Steel Melting Shop to produce MS Billets. Billets will be manufactured by melting in Induction furnace and casting in continuous casting machine. 16 MW power will be produced from Waste Heat Recovery Boiler (WHRB) and Balance 44 MW so produced will be from Atmospheric Fluidized Bed Combustion (AFBC) Boiler. This AFBC boiler utilizes coal (2,85,809 TPA) and Char (5,500TPA). The char is by-product of DRI.

 

Bag filters will be installed at various places like day bin, Product Separation Circuit, Cooler Discharge, IBIN and Ground Hopper for Coal Ckt and Iron Ore Ckt to control fugitive emission. The waste gas of kiln will be utilized to generate power in WHRB and also char which is generated will be fed to AFBC boiler to generate power. Fume extraction system with bag filters will be provided to control emissions from SMS unit and rolling Mill. The cleaned gases will be vented to atmosphere through a stack of adequate height. Dust suppression system will be provided in loading and unloading areas. Dust extraction system with bag filters to control fugitive emissions from raw material handling areas.

 

Total water requirement for the proposed expansion will be 1,835 m3/day, which will be met from the Bilul River and will be stored in plant reservoir. Only waste water generated will be sanitary wastewater, which will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit. The wastewater generated from DM plant and Boiler Blow down will be treated in ETP and can be utilized in green belt.

 

SMS slag from Induction Furnace will be used for road making and land filling. Bottom Ash and fly Ash generated in the power plant can easily be sold to nearby cement Plant. Also there is a provision for ash pond of 1.07 Ha for storage.

 

DG set (1,250 KVA) will be operated only in case of grid breakdown. 

           

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.        A map indicating distance between project site and critically/severely polluted area and a certificate from the CPCB/SPCB certifying the same.

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

15.      A list of industries containing name and type in 10 km radius should be incorporated.

16.      Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

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

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

19.      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.

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

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

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

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

24.        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.

25.      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.

26.      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.

27.      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.

28.      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.

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

30.      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.

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

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

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

34.      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.

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

36.      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.

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

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

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

40.      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.

41.      Permission for the drawl of water from the surface water body  from the State Irrigation Department  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.

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

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

44.      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.

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

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

47.      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.

48.      Wastewater characteristics (heavy metals, anions and cations, trace metals, PAH) from washed / beneficiated plants / washery or any other source should be included.

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

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

51.      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.

52.      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.

53.      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.

54.      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.

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

56.      Acton 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.

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

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

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

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

61.      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.

62.      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.

63.      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.

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

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

66.      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, after public consultation.

 

17.2.20    Proposed Clinker Grinding Unit of 2.0 MTPA capacity, along with Captive Power Plant of 15 MW at Industrial Growth Centre, Village Kahalgaon, District Bhagalpur in Bihar by M/s Amrit  Cement Private Limited – (TORs)

 

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 proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft TORs for preparation of EIA/EMP.  All stand alone clinker grinding units are covered under Category ‘B’ as per para 3(b) of the Schedule of the EIA notification 2006, but due to absence of SEIAA/SEAC for Bihar, the proposal is appraised at central level.

 

M/s Amrit Cement Private Limited. have proposed for the greenfield Clinker Grinding Unit with Captive Power Plant for production of 2.0 million tonnes per annum of Cement and 15 MW of Thermal Power at Kahalgaon village, Bhagalpur District, Bihar. Total Project area for Cement plant is 12 Ha and is proposed to come up in Kahalgaon Industrial Growth Centre, Kahalgaon in two phases. Out of 12 Ha of land, about 33% area will be earmarked for Green belt development. The total project cost is Rs.275 Crores and Rs. 10 Crores are earmarked towards Capital Cost for pollution control measures. Nearest Place is Kahalgaon at 5.2 km, the river Ganges at 1.9 km in Western Direction and Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary is located at a distance of  7.3 Km south west of the site.  

 

The major raw materials for the grinding unit are Clinker, Gypsum, and Fly ash. The storage will be in Covered Sheds for all the Raw Material. The Clinker will be transported from Meghalaya and is crushed in ball mill with Gypsum. The raw materials requirement of plant along with source is 

 

Raw Material

Quantity (MTPA)

Source

Clinker

0.65

Own Cement plant located at Meghalaya or from outside

Flyash

1.05

Nearby power plants and captive power plant

Gypsum

 

0.05

 

Rajasthan , Sindhri

Coal

0.10

Local market

 

The Thermal power plant will be coal based and will meet the power requirement of the plant.  Air cooled condensers will be installed. Bag Filters will be provided for the Cement mill and all transfer points .The emissions from all the Pollution Control Equipment is restricted to less than 50 mg/nM3.

 

The water requirement of 300 m3/day will be sourced from the ground water and necessary permission will be obtained. No wastewater will be generated from process. The wastewater coming out of power plant will be used for green belt development and dust suppression measures. 

 

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

 

1.    Executive summary of the project

2.    Photographs of the proposed plant area.

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

4.    Coal linkage documents

5.    A map duly authenticated by the Chief Wild Life Warden showing the location of wildlife sanctuary vis-à-vis the project location and the recommendations or comments of Chief Wild Life Warden.

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

7.    Active flood plan zonation map especially w.r.t River Ganges

8.    Detailed hydro geological study and aquifer study (min 5 to 6 bore wells)

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

10.  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.

11.  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.

12.  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. A map duly authenticated by the Chief Wild Life Warden showing the location of wildlife sanctuaries vis-à-vis the project location including the cement plant and the recommendations or comments of Chief Wild Life Warden.

13.  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.

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

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

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

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

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

19.  Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

20.  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”.

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

22.  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.

23.  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.

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

25.  Manufacturing process details should be included.

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

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

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

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

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

31.  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.

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

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

34.  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.

35.  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.

36.  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.

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

38.  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.

39.  Ambient air quality monitoring modeling alongwith cumulative impact should be included for the day (24 hrs) for maximum GLC alongwith 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.

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

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

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

43.  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.

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

45.  Ground water modelling showing the pathways of the pollutants should be included

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

47.  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.

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

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

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

51.  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.

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

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

54.  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.

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.  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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

67.  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.

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

69.  At least 5 % of the total cost of the project should be earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility and item-wise details along with time bound action plan should be prepared and incorporated.

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

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

72.  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. 

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. 

 

It was decided that ‘TORs’ prescribed by the Expert  Appraisal Committee-1 (Industry) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. The draft EIA/EMP report shall be submitted to the Bihar State Pollution Control Board for public hearing. The issues emerged and response to the issues shall be incorporated in the EIA report. Public Hearing will not be required as per Section (iii), Stage (3), Para (i)(b) of EIA Notification 2006 only if the Gazette Notification is submitted. The final EIA report shall be submitted to the Ministry for obtaining environmental clearance.  

 

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

 

17.2.21    Proposed Ferro Alloy Plant (installation of 3x7 MVA Submerged Arc Furnace & 50 MW Captive Power Plant at Sy. No. 7/B1, 7/A2, 7/A3, 7/B3, 7/C3, 7/2/A, Village Hattighat, Gimma Grampanchayat, Mandal & District Jainath in Andhra Pradesh by M/s G.S. Biotech Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project proponents have requested to consider their proposal in the next meeting and hence the proposal is deferred for next meeting.

 

17.2.22    Value addition to existing Pig Iron Plant (1,20,000 TPA) by installation of Ductile Iron Pipe Plant (1,20,000 TPA) at Village Halkote, Post Hatcholi, Taluk- Sirugupp, District Bellary in Karnataka by M/s Shri Ram Electro Cast Pvt. Limited – (TORs)

 

The project authorities and their consultant M/s Environmental Health & Safety Consultant Private Limited, Bangalore gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft Term of References for the preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Ductile Iron Pipe Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgy Industry under Category A and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s Shri Ram Electro Cast Pvt. Limited have proposed for value addition of existing Pig Iron Plant (1,20,000 TPA) by installation of Ductile Iron Pipe Plant (1,20,000 TPA) at Village Halkote, Post Hatcholi, Taluk- Sirugupp, District Bellary in Karnataka. No national Park/wild life sanctuary is located within 10 km radius of the project site. The land available with SREPL is about 114.97 acres. 38 acres of this land is utilized for existing pig iron plant. PAs informed that there are no reserve forests within 10 km however state plantations can be seen.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 156.0 Crores.

 

Existing unit is having Pig iron plant of 1,20,000 TPA and Captive Power Plant of 2.5 MW Capacity. Environmental Clearance was obtained for the same vide Letter No J.11011/321/2007-IA II(I) dated 30-09-2009.Total power requirement will be met from captive generation.

 

Total water requirement for the DIP plant is 800 m3/d (for the existing unit, 2400 m3/d was allotted out of which 1,157 m3/d of water is being used). The source of water is Tungabhadra River.

 

Fly ash will be kept in ash mound and subsequently used for fly ash brick making.  Iron ore fines will be sold to Cement Industry, Slag will be disposed to Cement Industry, Used oil will be sold to authorized reprocessors.

 

PH is exempted because of no increase in the production capacity and pollution load.

 

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.