Minutes of the 31st Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 22nd  & 23rd December, 2011 at IOCL Conference Room, 5th Floor, Core 6, Scope Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi -110003.

 

31.0        Opening Remarks of the Chairman

 

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

 

31.1        Confirmation of the Minutes of the 30th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held on 28th - 29th November, 2011. Minutes of the 30th Meeting held during 28th - 29th November, 2011 were confirmed.

 

31.2.0     Consideration of the Projects

 

22nd December, 2011

 

Proposals for Environmental clearance

 

31.2.1   Expansion of Steel Plant (0.5 MTPA MBF & SMS) by adding 1.5 MTPA Beneficiation cum Pellet Plant with Producer Gas Plant at Shyamraipur, Gokulpur, Kharagpur, District Paschim Medinipur,  West Bengal by M/s Rashmi Metaliks Ltd. - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s EMTRC Consultants Pvt. Limited, Delhi gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 18th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 24th - 25th January, 2011  for preparation of EIA/EMP report. All the Steel Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under category ‘A’ of the schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) of MoEF.

           

M/s Rashmi Metaliks Ltd. have proposed for expansion of Steel Plant (0.5 MTPA MBF & SMS) by adding 1.5 MTPA Beneficiation cum Pellet Plant with Producer Gas Plant at Shyamraipur, Gokulpur, Kharagpur, District Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal. Environmental Clearance (EC) for the existing plant was accorded on 12th June, 2008 for the blast furnace, Sinter Plant, DRI Plant, SMS, lime plant and Oxygen plant. Blast Furnace, Sinter Plant & SMS are partly under operation and partly under construction. Lime plant & oxygen plant are under construction. DRI plant, which was a part of facilities in the EC, will not be installed within the project premises. DI pipe plant (1,42,000 TPA) is under operation and WBPCB has accorded CTE and CTO. Compliance to the conditions stipulated in the EC was submitted. The Committee noted that the existing green belt is not satisfactory i.e. very thin without any canopy etc. and asked the PP to do the needful during the proposed expansion. The committee was informed that Writ Petition No. 1587 (W) of 2011 in the matter of Sk. Sajad Ali vs. The State of West Bengal and Ors. is pending before the Hon’ble High Court of Calcutta for the existing plant. Iron Ore Beneficiation cum Pellet Plant (1.5 MTPA) to produce 1.2 MTPA Pellets and 75,000 Nm3/hour Coal Gasifiers to meet the fuel requirement of pellet plant would be installed in the proposed expansion.  Iron Ore Fines (1.5 MTPA), Coal (0.122 MTPA), Bentonite (16,500 tons/year) and Limestone (7,000 tons/year) are the raw materials that will be used and will be transported using rail. Railway siding and material handling yard exists inside the existing plant complex. Iron ore fines will be met from private mines in Barbil, Joda of Orissa.

 

The existing steel plant is located on 188 acres land. The proposed units will be located within the existing plant area and no additional land will be acquired for expansion. No national park, wildlife sanctuary, reserve and protected forest, biosphere reserve or archaeologically notified monument exist within 10 km radius of the proposed site. No endangered, rare or threatened species of plants and animals are present in the study area. The cost of proposed expansion project is Rs. 330 Crores. Rs. 12.5 Crores and Rs. 2.4 Crores will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

 

Ambient air quality was monitored from April to June 2011. PM2.5, PM10, SO2 and NO2 levels were monitored at eight locations in the upwind and downwind direction of site and found to be within the National Standards. Mathematical modeling predicted that the maximum incremental ground level concentration of PM10, SO2 and NOx from the project would be 1.2 mg/m3, 1.5 mg/m3 and 2.9 mg/m3 respectively (24-hour average). The incremental impact would be significant at 0.5-1.0 km of the project site in north direction. Dust generated during operation phase from pellet plant will be controlled by installation of ESP and bag filters. The dust emission will be less than 50 mg/Nm3. 40 m tall stack will be installed in the indurating furnace to disperse gaseous pollutants and other dedusting stacks will be of 30 m height.

 

The water requirement for the expansion project would be 600m3/day. State Water Investigation Directorate and State Level Groundwater Authority, Govt. of West Bengal has confirmed recommendation of 1 MGD water drawl (4,500 kl/hour) from Kasai river bed through intake well to M/s RML for the project which includes water for future expansion plants of RML. The total water requirement is 25 kl/hour. Entire wastewater generated from the process will be collected in a tank and taken to a thickener. The water from the thickener will be re-used for washing iron ore and making pellet nodules. Entire wastewater shall be reused. No wastewater will be discharged outside the plant premises. The power requirement is 5 MW, which will be taken from State Electricity Board. 750 KVA DG sets shall be installed to meet the power requirement during emergency.

 

The dust collected from ESPs and Bag Filters of pellet plant will be recycled back in the process. The coal ash generated from the producer gas plant (48,800 tons per year) will be used as sub-base material for road making and low land filling. Iron ore left over after beneficiation (1,05,930 tons per year) will be utilized as land filling material.   

 

Public hearing for the project was conducted by the West Bengal Pollution Control Board on 11.11.2011. The issues raised during the public hearing were regarding provision of employment to the local people, pollution control measures, green belt development, ambulance & medical camps, improve the roads condition etc. All these issues have been addressed and incorporated in the final EIA / EMP report.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the proposal for environmental clearance subject to submission of MoU for Imported Coal from South Africa, Management plan for trace elements in air, Liquefaction studies, Flood hazard management plan and stipulation of the following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

1.    The environmental clearance is subject to the outcome of Writ Petition No. 1587 (W) of 2011 in the matter of Sk. Sajad Ali vs. The State of West Bengal and Ors. in the Hon’ble High Court of Calcutta.

 

2.    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 Bhubaneswar.

 

3.    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.

 

5.    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.

 

6.    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.

 

7.    Prior ‘permission’ for the drawl of 600 KLD of water from should be obtained. 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.

 

8.    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.

 

9.    ‘Zero’ effluent discharge should be strictly followed and no wastewater should be discharged outside the premises.

 

  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 Bhubaneswar, SPCB and CPCB. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

15.  The OHS standards as per OSHAS/USEPA shall be maintained and a report in this regard shall be submitted within 3 months.

 

16.  All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 11th November, 2011 should be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar.

 

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

 

 

31.2.2   Expansion of the steel plant by installing 4x100 TPD Sponge Iron (1,25,000 TPA), Steel Making facility (SMS shop & Rolling mill), 4x9 MVA Ferro Alloy (Fe-Si: 25,000 TPA, Si-Mn: 60,000 TPA, Fe-Mn: 75,000 TPA) along with 12 MW  Captive Power Plant (8 MW WHRB and 4 MW FBC) at Villages Merlapaka & Rachagunneri, Mandal Yerpedu & Srikalahasthi, District Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh by M/s Lanco Industries Ltd. - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Pioneer Enviro Laboratories & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per the Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 22nd Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 18th and 19th April 2011 for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Steel Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under category ‘A’ of the schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) of MoEF.

            

M/s Lanco Industries Ltd. have proposed for expansion of the existing steel plant by installing 4x100 TPD Sponge Iron (1,25,000 TPA), Steel Making facility (SMS shop & Rolling mill), 4x9 MVA Ferro Alloy (Fe-Si: 25,000 TPA, Si-Mn: 60,000 TPA, Fe-Mn: 75,000 TPA) along with 12 MW  Captive Power Plant (8 MW WHRB and 4 MW FBC) at Villages Merlapaka & Rachagunneri, Mandal Yerpedu & Srikalahasthi, District Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh. No National park/ wildlife sanctuary is located within 10 km. Total land envisaged for the proposed expansion project is 230.03 acres (Existing - 183.03 acres + Additional - 47 acres). Greenbelt of 20.0 acres will be developed in addition to the existing 85 acres within the plant premises. No forest land is involved in the project site. Rachagunneri is the nearest village at a distance of 1.0 Km. from the plant site. SriKalahasti temple is at a distance of 8.5 Kms. from the plant site and Swarnamukhi River is flowing at a distance of 4.5 Kms. from the Plant site. Pallam RF, Ramapuram RF and Erpedu PF are situated within 10 Kms. of the plant site. No litigation or court case is in pending against the project and/or land.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 600.0 Crores. 

 

Following is the plant configuration:

 

S.No.

Name of the Product

Existing Capacity

Proposed Capacity

After expansion capacity

1.

Ductile Iron Pipes

4,00,000 TPA

---

4,00,000 TPA

2.

Pig Iron

5,25,000 TPA

---

5,25,000 TPA

3.

LAM Coke

4,62,000 TPA

---

4,62,000 TPA

4.

Captive Power Generation

40.5 MW

WHRB-8 MW

FBC-4 MW

52.5 MW

5.

Slag Cement

3,90,000 TPA

---

3,90,000 TPA

6.

Sponge Iron

(4 x 100 TPD)

---

1,30,000 TPA

1,30,000 TPA

7.

Steel Products

(SMS and wire rod mill/

Section mill/ Rolling mill to produce wire rods/Roundels/ Angels/Channels/ flats/TMT Bars/Steel/Spring Steel/Alloy Steel/Special Steel)

---

1,25,000 TPA

1,25,000 TPA

8.

Ferro Alloys

(4x9 MVA)

---

Fe-Si-25,000 TPA

Si-Mn-60,007 TPA

Fe-Mn-75,007 TPA

Fe-Si-25,000 TPA

Si-Mn-05,000 TPA

Fe-Mn-05,000 TPA

            

Iron ore, coal, dolomite for Sponge iron plant, sponge iron, scrap, ferro alloy for SMS, MS Billets for Rolling mill, Manganese ore, quartz, PJ charcoal for Ferro alloys, dolochar & coal for Power plant will be used as raw materials. Power required for the proposed plant will be sourced from captive power plant.  DG sets will be installed. Sponge Iron will be manufactured in coal based Direct Reduction (DR) kilns.  Billets will be manufactured by melting in Induction furnace and casting in continuous casting machine. Rolled products will be manufactured in reheating furnace land coal fired rolling mill.  Manganese ore along with coke and other additives will be melted in submerged arc furnace (SAF) to produce ferro alloys. Raw materials will be mixed in a proper proportion before being charged into the furnace. As the charge enters the smelting zone, the alloy formed by chemical reactions between oxides and the reductants being heavy, gradually will settle at the bottom. At regular intervals, the furnace will be tapped. Liquid metal will be collected in a ladle followed by CI pans and slag will be overflowed to sand beds. After solidification, the cakes will be broken manually to required lump size. Waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB) and AFBC boiler will be installed. 

 

Ambient air quality monitoring was carried out at 8 locations during December 2010 to February 2011 and the data indicates that the average values are PM2.5 (17.2 to 34.5 µg/m3), PM10 (28.3 to 47.5 µg/m3), SO2 (8.2 to 22.9 µg/m3) and NOx (10.4 to 29.0 µg/m3). The predicted maximum incremental rise in PM10, SO2 and NOx concentrations due to the proposed project will be 1.6 µg/m3, 6.4 µg/m3 and 6.6 µg/m3, which is within the permissible limit.  Electrostatic precipitator (ESP) will be provided to DRI kiln and FBC boiler to control particulate emissions within 50 mg/Nm3. Bag filters will be installed to control emissions from induction furnace and rolling mill.  Flue gases from DRI plant will be utilized in Waste Heat Recovery Boiler (WHRB) and passed through ESP and then into atmosphere through ID fans and chimney.  Hot gases from DRI plant will pass through dust settling chamber (DSC) and after burning chamber (ABC), WHRB and stack. Fume extraction system with ID fan will be provided to IF & Ferro Alloys units. Dust suppression (chemical and dry fog type) will be provided to control emissions.  Bag filters will be provided to material handling areas, coal handling areas, crusher, stock house, cooler discharge area, screening area etc. to control fugitive emissions.

 

Total water required for the proposed expansion project will be 1,920 m3/day. The water will be sourced from the Tirupati Municipality Sewage treated in the STP at Lanco and used. No process waster water or cooling water blow down from the plant will be generated as closed circuit cooling system will be adopted.  Boiler blow down will be used for green belt as conditioning and dust suppression.  Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and Zero discharge will be adopted. Rain water harvesting structure will be constructed.

 

             Char from DRI process will be used in FBC boiler as fuel.  Ash from CPP and dust from DRI will be given to cement plants/brick manufacturers. Accretion slag will be used in road construction and wet scraper sludge will be given to brick manufacturers. Ferro-Manganese slag will be used in the manufacture of Silico Manganese. Ferro-Silicon slag will be used in the manufacture of existing IF units. Slag from SMS will be crushed and after recovery of iron, will be used for brick making/ road construction. Silico-Manganese slag will be crushed and used in road construction. Waste oil and used batteries will be sold to authorized recyclers/re-processors. 

 

            The EAC deliberated on the issues raised during the Public Hearing /Public Consultation meeting conducted by the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board on 15th September 2011. The main issues raised in the public hearing meeting were existing unit pollution problems, providing employment and infrastructure development in the local area, accidents in the factory etc. On enquiry, the PP informed that there was no loss of life.  The accident was minor and was not due to the plant. This was due to lifting of machinery. The EAC noted that a three member committee comprising of the Revenue Divisional Officer, Tirupati, General Manger, District Industries Centre, Chittoor, Environmental Engineer, APPCB, Tirupati was constituted by the Joint Collector, who presided the Public Hearing to verify the concerns expressed by the public during the public hearing. The Committee opined that the industry has provided requisite APCD, the water samples collected from bore wells and irrigation tank at Rachagunneri Village showed that the various parameters were within prescribed standards and about 45% of the permanent employees are locals. The CSR being implemented is very less and more funds need to be allocated towards CSR.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the proposal for environmental clearance subject to submission of source of charcoal, revised CSR plan based on PH issues, a note on safety aspects which has been furnished by the proponent & found to be satisfactory and stipulation of the following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

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

                                               

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

 

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

 

  1. As per the commitment submitted, charcoal produced from patta lands only shall be used. The requisite documents in this regard, shall be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore on a regular basis.

 

5.    Dust suppression system and bag filters shall be installed to control the fugitive dust emissions at conveyor and transfer points, product handling, loading and unloading points.

 

6.    Hot gases from the 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 dispersion out into the atmosphere through ID fan and stack. ESP shall be installed to control the particulate emissions from the WHRB.

 

7.    Total water requirement shall not exceed 1,920 m3/ day. The water consumption shall not exceed as per the standard prescribed for the sponge iron plants and steel plants.

 

8.    Efforts shall further be made to use maximum water from the rain water harvesting sources.  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. 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.

 

9.    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.

 

10.  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.

                         

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

18.  All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 15th September, 2011 shall be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same shall be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore.

                                                   

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

31.2.4   Proposed Cement Plant (600 TPD) at Dag No.: 85 & 86 of K. P. Patta No.: 31, Village Sarutari, Mouza Sonpur, District Kamrup, Assam by M/s. GMG Cement Industries- regarding Environmental Clearance

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s. Envision Enviro Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Surat, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 13th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 26th - 28th August, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP report.. All the Cement Plants (less than 1.0 TPA) are listed at S.No. 3(b) under Category B of the schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised at the SEIAA/SLAC at the State level. Due to the absence of SEIAA/SEAC in Assam, the proposal has been appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) of MoEF.

 

M/s. GMG Cement Industries have proposed from the Cement Plant (Clinker 550 TPD & Cement 600 TPD) at Dag No.: 85 & 86 of K. P. Patta No.: 31, Village Sarutari, Mouza Sonpur, District Kamrup  Assam. As per the market demand, OPC/PPC/PSC will be manufactured. Total project area is 4.96 acre and is already acquired. Approximately 0.66 ha of area will be earmarked for green belt development. No R & R is involved. No national park / wild life sanctuary / reserve forest is located within 10 km radius of the project site. Proposed project will be located in Seismic Zone-V and earthquake resistance structure will be provided. Total cost of the project is Rs. 16.68 Crore. Rs. 70.00 Lakhs and Rs. 10.50 Lakhs will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.

 

Lime Stone (825 TPD from Meghalaya), Clay (65.45 TPD for Byrnihat, Assam, Iron dust (9.35 TPD from Durgapur, Bihar), Coke breeze (112.2 TPD from Byrnihat, Assam), Fly ash/slag (236.4 TPD from West Bengal & Bihar), Gypsum (12 TPD from Bhutan) will be used as raw materials. VSK technology will be used for drying, sintering and coking.  Manufacturing process will involve mixing, drying and grinding of limestone, clay, silica, heating in pre-heater and burning in kiln, cooled in air cooling system to form clinker. Subsequently, clinker will be ground with gypsum to from cement. Total power requirement will be 5 MW and sourced from Assam SEB.  D.G. set of 1,000 KVA will be installed for emergency use.  Diesel (80 Ltr./hr) will be used as fuel for stand by D.G. Set.

 

Ambient air quality monitoring was carried out at 8 locations during October to December 20111 PM10, PM2.5, SO2 and NOx. Valuesof three parameter range from 51-81 µg/m3, 21-33 µg/m3, 8.85-3.5 µg/m3, and 7.9-13.5 µg/m3  respectively. Values conform to the prescribed standards.

 

A multi bag pulse jet type dust collectors will be provided to crusher, raw mill, cement mill and packing plant. A multi bag pulse jet type dust collectors followed by wet scrubber will be provided to all the Vertical Shaft Kilns. Dust from the pollution control equipments will be 100% recycled in the process.   Used/spent oil will be sold to authorized recycles / reprocess. Total ground water requirement from bore well will be 130 m3/day and permission will be obtained from CGWA. Domestic wastewater (2.7 m3/day) will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and ‘Zero’ discharge will be adopted.

 

                The EAC deliberated upon the issues raised during the Public Hearing /Public Consultation meeting conducted by the Assam Pollution Control Board on 3rd March, 2011. The main issue raised in the public hearing meeting was the pollution in the area. On enquiry, the PP informed that the proposed cement plant is a green field project, but since there are lots of industries within 10 km radius, the people are apprehensive of pollution.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee sought the following additional information and recommended for a site visit by a sub-committee of EAC to assess the pollution status of the area.

 

·         Alternate source of water in place of bore well

 

·         Source of raw material and Chemical and Trace Element analysis of Raw Materials.

 

·         Trace Element characterization of RSPM. Cumulative Impact Assessment due to other industries in the area.

 

·         Revised lay out plan with minimum 20 m wide green belt.

 

·         Flood hazard zonation map and management plan.

 

·         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.

 

·         Revised Earthquake, Risk and DMP.

 

·         Measure for Noise pollution control.

 

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

 

The above proposal was considered and discussed in the 29th Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) meeting held during 24th - 25th October, 2011. The Committee deferred the project for reconsideration and sought the following additional information:

 

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

 

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

 

·            Measures for Vehicular pollution control.

 

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

 

·            Flood history of the area and flood management plan.

 

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

 

·            Revised OHS plan and the existing OHS data.

 

·            Revised layout including the green belt.

 

The above information sought was furnished by the project proponent to MoEF and circulated to all the EAC members. The PP along with their consultant, also made a presentation before the committee. The Committee found the information submitted to be satisfactory and after detailed deliberations, recommended the proposal for environmental clearance subject to the stipulation of the following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

vi.      Total water requirement from shall not exceed 625.5 m3/hr. 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 and washery rejects shall be utilized in CFBC boiler of power plant and no char shall be used for briquette making or disposed off anywhere else. CFBC boiler shall be installed simultaneously along with the DRI plant to ensure full utilization of char from the beginning.  All the blast furnace (BF) slag shall be provided to the cement manufacturers. 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.         Transportation of raw coal during the initial phase shall be by 40-T mechanically covered or tarpaulin covered trucks from the coalmines to the washery. The raw coal, washed coal and coal wastes (rejects) shall be stacked properly at earmarked site(s) within sheds/stockyards fitted with wind breakers/shields. Adequate measures hall be taken to ensure that the stored minerals do not catch fire.

 

xiv.         Hoppers of the coal crushing unit at the crushing shed and washery unit shall be fitted with high efficiency bag filters/Dust extractors and mist spray water sprinkling system shall be installed and operated effectively at all times of operation to check fugitive emissions from crushing operations, transfer points of belt conveyor systems which shall be closed and from transportation roads.

 

xv.        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.

 

xvi.        The washery unit shall be a zero-discharge facility and no wastewater shall be discharged from the washery into the drains/natural watercourses. Recycled water shall be used for development and maintenance of green belt and in dust suppression from Plant operations.

 

xvii.        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. 

 

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

 

xix.        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.

 

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

 

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

 

xxii.        All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 12th January, 2011 should be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same should be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar.

 

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

 

xxiv.        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 Orissa. Compensation paid in any case should not be less than the norms prescribed under the National Resettlement and Rehabilitation Policy, 2007.

 

xxv.        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.

 

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

 

31.2.6   Proposed expansion of integrated Steel Plant (0.10 MTPA) by adding DRI Kilns of 1x50 TPD & 2x100 TPD. SMS-IF 2x15, 1x30, Rolling Mill of 100000 TPA, CPP of 14 MW & Ferro Alloys of 15,000 TPA (1x9 MVA) at Jamuria Industrial Estate, Mouza-Ikra, P.O. Jamuria, District Burdwan, West Bengal by M/s Damodar Ispat Limited- regarding Reconsideration

The above proposal was considered and discussed in the 29th Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) meeting held during 24th - 25th October, 2011. The committee has also sought the following additional details for reconsideration of the proposal without calling the project proponent:

 

·         A copy of the coal linkage document

 

·         Management plan for trace elements.

 

·         Year wise break up of CSR

 

·         Commitment for replacement of 50 TPD kiln by 100 TPD DRI Kiln.

 

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

 

The above information was circulated by the PP to the EAC.  M/s Savitri Sponge Iron Pvt. Ltd. has coal linkage with MCL (Web marketing s.no. 113) and the balance will be procured by E auction from ECL and MCL. Concentration of trace elements is within the limits as per HWM & H Rules, 2008 and management plan also proposed. Year wise budgetary break up of CSR (5% of project cost) along with the proposed activities in a span of 5 years was submitted.  Instead of 2X100 + 1X50 TPD DRI Kilns, 3X100 TPD DRI Kilns will be installed.

 

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

 

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

                                               

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

 

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

 

  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. 

 

5.    Dust suppression system and bag filters shall be installed to control the fugitive dust emissions at conveyor and transfer points, product handling, loading and unloading points.

 

6.    Hot gases from the 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 dispersion out into the atmosphere through ID fan and stack. ESP shall be installed to control the particulate emissions from the WHRB.

 

7.    Total make up water requirement shall not exceed 2,420 m3/ day. The water consumption shall not exceed as per the standard prescribed for the sponge iron plants and steel plants.

8.    Efforts shall further be made to use maximum water from the rain water harvesting sources.  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. 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.

 

9.    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.

 

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

                         

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

 

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

 

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

 

14.  Proper utilization of fly ash shall be ensured as per Fly Ash Notification, 1999 and subsequent amendment in 2003 and 2010. 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 Bhubaneswar.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Proposals for TORs

31.2.7   Proposed 0.6 MTPA Iron Ore Pelletization plant at Tentulberia, Haldia in East Medinipur in West Bengal by M/s Sinosteel India Rolls Pvt. Limited - regarding TORs

 

It was noted that the project falls in Critically Polluted area of Haldia. Hence, it was decided that the PP shall request MoEF for issuance of ToRs after lifting of moratorium. The PP was also informed that a copy of Gazette Notification needs to be submitted if the project area falls in a Notified Industrial Area.  

 

31.2.8   Expansion of Cement Grinding Unit (from existing 1.0 MTPA to 2.0 MTPA) in SF Nos. 121, 123 and 124 Parts in Village Singhipuram, Taluk Valapadi, District Salem, Tamil Nadu by M/s Madras Cements Limited- regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s. Environmental System Consultants & Ambiente Lab Solutions Private Limited, Chennai 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 non functioning of SEIAA/SEAC of Tamilnadu, the proposal has been appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee – I (Industry) in the Ministry.

 

M/s. Madras Cements Ltd. have proposed for the expansion of Salem cement grinding unit at village Singhipuram, Taluk Valapadi in Salem District of Tamil Nadu from the present 1.0 MTPA to 2.0 MTPA. No forest land is involved for the proposal. No rehabilitation/resettlement is envisaged.No ecologically sensitive areas such as National Park/Sanctuary/Biosphere Reserve/Historical monuments, defence installations, etc. exist within 10 km radius of the Plant site. There are reserved forests in the Study Area viz. Vellalakundam RF (at a distance of 4.0 km in southwest), Goodumalai RF (at a distance of 4.5 km in northwest) and Mangalapuram RF (at a distance of 6.7 km the south). NOC from DFO, Athur was obtained. There is no litigation/pending case against the proposal. Existing plant cost is Rs. 95.00 crores and project cost for expansion is Rs.83.00 crores. The Capital Cost for Pollution Control Measures is Rs.3.00 crores and Rs.5.00 lakhs per annum is Operating Cost.

 

Production enhancement would be by adding a highly energy efficient POLYCOM Roller Press in series to the existing Ball mill. Additional 3,000 Ton of Fly Ash Silo and a standby 7 MW DG Set is also proposed. For supporting infrastructures like Rest House, Truck Parking, fuel Bunk, green Belt, etc., additional land of 6 Ha will be added to existing 8.1 Ha of area. Controlled quantity of Clinker, Gypsum and Fly ash will be fed to the POLYCOM roller press through Weigh feeders. Grinding of Clinker, Gypsum and Fly ash is in the ratio of 65:5:30. On Expansion, green belt will be developed in additional 3 Ha (thus, total 5.83 Ha; 41% coverage).

 

All point sources and material transfer points are provided with bag filters to control particulate emissions <50 mg/Nm3. Dust collected from various bag filters would be reused as raw material in the process of cement grinding and there will be no solid waste generation from the Unit. The entire plant operations are dry processes and fresh water requirement will be 88 m3/d from existing 60 m3/d. 55 m3/d required for cooling, 10 m3/d for domestic use and another 23 m3/d for green belt & dust control measures. Necessary permission from the CGWB would be obtained for ground water drawl. Domestic sewage to the tune of 4 m3/d is generated now which is biologically treated in a septic Tank followed by Dispersion Trench. On expansion, additional sewage (3 KLD) will be generated which will also be treated in the septic tank. Treated sewage (overflow) will be used for Green Belt. Zero effluent discharge would be adopted. Rain Water Harvesting Scheme has been proposed to conserve the water.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

27.    Source of surface/ground water level, site (GPS), cation, anion (Ion Chromatograph), metal trace element (as above) chemical analysis for water to be used along with a Piper and Piper Duro-V diagram. 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 and a management plan.

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

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

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

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

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

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

40.    Occupational health:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

            The Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) 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.

 

31.2.9   Modernization of existing Coke Oven Plant by installing coal washing facility (25 TPH or 60,000 TPA) at Dag No. 137 & 93 of Patta No. 5 & 18, Village Kamarkuchi, Taluka Tepesia, District Kamrup, Assam by M/s JMK Coke - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s. Kalyani Laboratories 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. The proposed project is a Category (B) project as per the Schedule of the EIA notification 2006, but due to absence of SEIAA/SEAC for Assam, the proposal has been appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) in the Ministry.

 

M/s JMK Coke have proposed for modernization of existing Coke Oven Plant by installing coal washing facility (25 TPH or 60,000 TPA) at Dag No. 137 & 93 of Patta No. 5 & 18, Village Kamarkuchi, Taluka Tepesia, District Kamrup, Assam. No Defense Installation, Biosphere Reserve, National Park/Wild Life Sanctuary, Ecologically Sensitive Area exist within 10 km radius. No additional land will be acquired for the proposed modernization. However, additional area of 26.75.61 sq.m. land has been  acquired for the green belt development. The total cost of the project will be Rs. 89.856 Lakhs. Rs. 10 Lakhs and Rs. 2 Lakhs will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures. The project site is in Seismic Zone-V.

 

In existing coke oven plant to manufacture 24,200 MTPA of coke (finished product) 42,200 MTPA of raw coal will be required considering a yield of 58% and to produce 42,000 MT of washed coal, 60,000 MT of raw coal will be required. Input coal would be obtained by trucks from privately owned mines. The technology used for the coal washing will be wet process technology using self generated slurry as a media. About 18,000 TPA of rejects would be sold to local coal supplier for the use as a fuel of FBC based power plants. An estimated 4 m3/d of water is required for the washing unit. Manpower requirement is 3 no. Coal transportation would be by road. No industrial waste water shall be generated due to proposed project and plant would operate on a zero-discharge concept.

 

The Committee noted that coal will be sourced from Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya, the sulphur content of which is very high and has recommended for lime scrubbing to minimize sulphur emissions. The Committee also sought a revised lay out plan with minimum 20 m width green belt.

 

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 for the existing unit..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11.    Project site layout plan showing raw materials and other storage plans, bore well or water storage, aquifers (within 1 km.) dumping, waste disposal, green areas, water bodies, rivers/drainage passing through the project site should be included. The lay out plan shall have minimum 20 m width green belt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

25.    An action plan for gas desulphurization and lime scrubbing

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 along with a Piper and Piper Duro-V diagram. If surface water is used from river, rainfall, discharge rate, quantity, drainage and distance from project site should also be included.

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

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

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

31.    Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

40.    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.

41.    Occupational health:

d)    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, 

e)    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.

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

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

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

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

 

The Expert Appraisal 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 the existing coke oven plant not attracting EIA Notification, 2006 and its amendment, no increase in existing coke oven production capacity, only to improve the quality of final coke product raw coal washing unit will be installed and washed coal will be charged in the oven, no increase in pollution load in terms of solid waste, wastewater generation, air emissions, Hazardous chemical storage & hazardous waste generation, no sensitive area within 10 km. radius, zero effluent discharge etc.

 

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

 

31.2.10    Expansion of Cement  Grinding Unit (500 to 1000 TPD  OPC/PPC) at dag No. 292, 287, 286, 296 & Patta No. 27, Mouza Borigog, Village Bhamoraguri, Gaon Panchayat- Kuhmutali, Sub Division Samaguri, District Nagaon, Assam by M/s K D Cements - regarding TORs

              

The project authorities and their consultant, 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 K. D. Cements have proposed for expansion of Cement Grinding Unit (from 500 TPD to 1000 TPD) at village bhamoraguri, gaon panchayat-kuhmutali, sub division-samaguri, District-nagaon, Assam. The total land requirement for the proposed plant is 22,872.75 sq. m. which is already in the possession of the project proponent. About 7548.00 sq. m. of plant area will be developed under green belt. The Committee noted that the existing green belt is negligible and asked the PP to do the needful during the proposed expansion. No forest land is involved. The river Brahmaputra flows at a distance of 18 km in North from the project site. The project site is in Zone-V category of earthquake. The total cost of the project will be Rs. 13.29 Crores. Rs.10 Lakhs and Rs.2 Lakhs will be earmarked towards total capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental pollution control measures.  

The manufacturing process of cement comprises mixing, drying and grinding of clinker, gypsum & fly ash.  The raw material required for the proposed plant will be clinker (existing-375 TPD, Proposed-375 TPD), gypsum (existing-8 TPD to Proposed-8 TPD) and fly ash & BFG Slag (Existing-125 TPD to Proposed-125 TPD). Raw materials will be procured from various sources 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, cyclone separator followed by reverse pulse jet type bag filter will be provided.  

 

The total existing water requirement is 12 m3/d and for proposed expansion, water requirement will be 423 m3/d which will be met from the ground water source ground water. There is no wastewater generation due to the process. Domestic wastewater will be generated which will be discharged 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 the existing plant, the total power requirement is 1200 KW, after proposed expansion, total power requirement will be 60 KW which will be sourced from the Assam State Electricity Board. In case of power failure, two D. G. set of 1500 KVA and 250 KVA will be used to meet the 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.      Has the unit received any notice under the Section 5 of Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 or relevant Sections of Air and Water Acts? If so, compliance to the notice(s) 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

27.    Source of surface/ground water level, site (GPS), cation, anion (Ion Chromatograph), metal trace element (as above) chemical analysis for water to be used along with a Piper and Piper Duro-V diagram. 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 and a management plan.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

41.    Occupational health:

g)    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, 

h)    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.

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

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

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

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

 

            The Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) 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.

 

31.2.11    Proposed 2x9 MVA Ferro Alloy Plant (Fe-Si: 12,700 TPA; Si-Mn: 28,500 TPA; Fe-Mn: 37,000 TPA) along with 2x100 TPD Cold Briquetted Iron (CBI) at Village Dongartola, Tehsil Kotma, District Anuppur in Madhya Pradesh by M/s  Mid India Power & Steel Pvt. Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Pioneer Enviro Laboratories & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft TORs for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Ferro alloy plants are listed at S. No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgy Industry of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 under Category ‘A’ and appraised at Central level. 

                

M/s Mid India Power & Steel Pvt. Ltd. has proposed for setting up of Ferro Alloys unit along with Cold Briquetted Iron (CBI) at Village Dongartola, Tehsil Kotma, District Anuppur in Madhya Pradesh. Total land envisaged for the project is 10.29 acres. Nearest village is Pipariya, which is at a distance of 1.0 Km. from the project site. No R & R is involved. No National Park / Wildlife Sanctuary / Reserve Forest is located within 10 km radius of the proposed project site. Kewai river is flowing at a distance of 5.0 Kms. from the proposed project site. Nearest Railway station is Kotma RS at distance of 3.0 Kms. from the project site.

 

Following are the details of plant capacity and production capacity:

 

S.NO

PRODUCT /UNIT

PLANT CONFIGURATION

PRODUCTION CAPACITY

1

Ferro Alloys Units

2 x 9 MVA

Fe-Si = 12,700 TPA

Si-Mn = 28,500 TPA

Fe-Mn = 37,000 TPA

2

Cold Briquetted iron

(through Tunnel Kiln Technology)

2 x 100 TPD

60,000 TPA

  

Raw material required for the proposed project will be low grade iron ore, Coal (Indian / Indigenous), limestone for manufacturing Cold Briquetted Iron and Mn ore, dolomite, Mill scales, Pet coke & electrode paste for manufacturing of ferro alloys. The Iron concentrates compressed in cakes and charged with coal powder in the Silicon Carbide Crucibles and processed in Tunnel kiln to reduce it. After Reduction and cooling, the cakes can be used directly or can be crushed and briquetted again.

 

Mutlicyclones followed by bag filters will be installed to control the emission to 50mg/Nm3 from the Cold Briquetted IronI. Fume extraction system with bag filters will be provided to SEAF. Dry fog dust suppression system will be provided at crushers, screens, transfer points of raw material handling yard, loading and unloading points to control fugitive emissions. Water required for the proposed project will be 45 m3/d and will be sourced from the ground water. There will not be any process waste water generation from the Ferro alloys & CBI unit as closed circuit cooling system will be adopted.

 

Solid waste generated from the proposed project will be tailings, ash, char. Tailings will be given to Tile manufacturing units/brick making units, ash will be given to cement Plants/brick making units     (@ 24% Ash in the Feed Coal), The char generated from the CBI plant will be mixed with coal in the ratio of 1:2 and then briquetting is done which will be used in coal gasifier for generation of coal gas to be used in the production process. Bag filter dust will be recycled in the process. Ferro silicon slag will be given cast iron foundries. Ferro Manganese Slag to be used in manufacture of Silico manganese as it contains high MnO2. Silico Manganese Slag will be used for road construction / crushed & after recovery of mineral given to brick manufactures.

 

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

 

1.            Executive summary of the project.

2.            Photographs of plant area.

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

4.            Coal linkage documents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

31.          Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

46.           Corporate Environment Policy

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

31.2.12    Proposed expansion cum backward integration project for manufacturing of Nylon-6 Yarn, Nylon-6 Grey fabric and Nylon -6 Dipped Fabric at Sy. No. 331/1, 331/3, 331/5, 331/7, 348/P1, 348/P1, 348/P6, 349/2/P5, 349/2/P9, 350/P3, 350/P7 & 278/P1/P2, Village Sarigam,  Tehsil Umbergaon, District Valsad in Gujarat by M/s Madura Industrial Textiles Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Precitech Laboratories, Vapi, Gujarat 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 manmade fibres manufacturing other than rayon are listed at S.No. 5(d) under category ‘B’ of Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and should have been appraised at SEIAA/SLAC.  Due to location of the project within 10 km of the interstate boundary, as per the general condition of EIA Notification, 2006, the proposal has been appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) in the Ministry.

 

M/s Madura Industrial Textiles Limited have proposed for expansion cum backward integration project for manufacturing of Nylon-6 Yarn, Nylon-6 Grey fabric and Nylon -6 Dipped Fabric at Sy. No. 331/1, 331/3, 331/5, 331/7, 348/P1, 348/P1, 348/P6, 349/2/P5, 349/2/P9, 350/P3, 350/P7 & 278/P1/P2, Village Sarigam, Tehsil Umbergaon, District Valsad in Gujarat. The total plot area of the unit is 70,696.37 M2 out of which 20,734.18 M2 will be earmarked for green belt.  The total cost of project will be Rs.151.10 crores of which Rs. 2.55 Crores will be allocated for EHS. A budgetary provision of Rs. 40 Lakhs per annum will be made for EHS expenses.

 

Details of the Products along with Production Capacity are as follows:

 

S. No.

Name of the Product

Phase - 1* (TPM)

After Phase – 2 (TPM)

1.

N – 6 Dipped Fabrics*

1666

                                 

2.

Grey Fabrics*

1950

3.

N – 6 Yarn

NIL

 

*Note: For Phase-1, EC is not applicable and GPCB Consent to Establish (NOC) No. 23152, dated 09/06/2011 has been obtained.

 

Phase–1 includes manufacturing facilities for Twisting, Weaving & Dipping of Nylon-6 yarn purchased from the open market, to produce Nylon-6 dipped fabric, which does not require prior environmental clearance.  NOC has been obtained on 09.06.2011 from the Gujarat Pollution Control Board. The Phase-2 involves further, backward integration by setting up of a polymerization and spinning facilities for manufacturing Nylon-6 yarn at the same site and expansion in production capacity. The total power requirement for the proposed expansion project will be 12500 KW which will be sourced form DGVCL (Dakshin Gujarat Vij Company Ltd.). Natural gas is proposed as primary fuel @840 SCMH in Boilers, Thermic fluid heaters and gas generators sets, whereas HSD will be used in absence of Natural gas in boilers and TFHs.

 

The Company proposes to install 2 Nos of Thermic fluid heaters - each having a capacity of 1.5 Million K.Cal/Hr & 2 Nos. of boilers of 6 TPH (Ton per hour) capacity for the proposed project. The company also proposes to install 2 Nos. of Gas Generator set of 1000 KVA capacities. Natural gas will be used as fuel. HSD will be considered as standby fuel in Thermic fluid heater & boiler. The company will provide adequate chimney height to the utilities. Heating ovens will be provided in the dipping plant, which will use natural gas as fuel. There will be no fugitive emission from the proposed project.

 

The total fresh water requirement after 2nd Phase will be 852 m3/d. The water will be sourced from bore well. The total waste water generation after 2nd Phase will be 60 m3/d.  The industrial waste water (30 KLD) from process, washing & other sections and will be treated in the full fledged Effluent treatment plant. Treated water of ETP will be diverted in treated water pond. Whereas, streams like blow down of cooling tower, boiler, sand filter backwash and reject of RO-1 @303 m3/d will be directly diverted to the treated water pond without any treatment. The entire water from the treated water pond will be further treated in RO-2. Filtrate of RO-2 will be recycled back to the plant with fresh water. The reject of RO-2 will be sent to evaporator to achieve zero discharge. Hence, there will be no discharge of treated effluent. The domestic waste water (30 KLD) generated will be disposed through Soak pit / Septic tank.

 

Due to proposed project, the hazardous waste will be generated from ETP, machinery and raw material consumption. All the wastes will be stored separately in a designated storage area safely and properly. The company will send its ETP waste to TSDF site for final disposal. Used oil from machinery will be recycled to registered recycler/re-processor. Used containers/bags/Carboys will be decontaminated & recycled to authorized/registered recyclers.

 

The proponent requested to use the data which has already been generated for two months.  The Committee agreed to the request and advised the proponent to supplement with one month more data.

 

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 for the existing unit.

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

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

6.    Justification of the project.

7.    Promoters and their back ground

8.    Regulatory framework

9.    Project location and Plant layout.

10.  Infrastructure facilities, existing and proposed including power sources.

11.  Total cost of the project along with cost for environment protection measures.

12.  Project site location along with site map of 5 km area and site details providing various industries, surface water bodies, forests etc.

13.  Present land use based on satellite imagery for the study area of 5 km radius. Location of National Park/Wild life sanctuary/Reserve Forest within 5 km radius of the project.

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

15.  Details of the total land and break-up of the land use for green belt and other uses.

16.  List of products (existing & proposed) along with the production capacities.

17.  List of raw material required and source.

18.  Manufacturing process details along with the chemical reactions.

19.  Design details of ETP & boiler.

20.  Details of water and air pollution and its mitigation plan.

21.  Ambient air quality data for one season other than monsoon regarding PM10, SO2, NOx, VOC and NMHC at 4 locations within the study area of 5 km., aerial coverage from project site.  Location of one AAQMS in downwind direction.

22.  Ambient air quality modelling for plant. 

23.  One season data other than monsoon for water and Noise monitoring.

24.  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.

25.  ‘Permission’ for the drawl of ground water from the CGWA/SGWB.  Water balance cycle data including quantity of effluent generated recycled and reused and discharged.

26.  Ground water monitoring at 6 locations should be carried out.

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 along with a Piper and Piper Duro-V diagram. If surface water is used from river, rainfall, discharge rate, quantity, drainage and distance from project site should also be included.

28.  The details of solid and hazardous wastes generation, storage, utilization and disposal particularly related to the hazardous waste.

29.  Risk assessment for storage and handling of chemicals/solvents. 

30.  Occupational health of the workers should be incorporated.

31.  An action plan to develop green belt in 33 % area

32.  Scheme for rainwater harvesting.

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

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

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

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

37.  A tabular chart with index for point wise compliance of above TORs.

 

It was decided that ‘TORs’ prescribed by the Expert  Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) should be considered for  preparation of EIA / EMP report for the above mentioned project in addition to all the relevant information as per the ‘Generic Structure of EIA’ given in Appendix III and IIIA in the EIA Notification, 2006. The proposal is exempted from public hearing by categorizing in B-2 category due to use of latest technology bought from Germany and China, all solid waste generated from process will be recycled, minimum wastewater generation & zero wastewater discharge with usage of modern technology like RO & MEE in addition to conventional treatment plant, use of natural gas as a fuel etc.  There will be no process emissions.

 

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

 

31.2.13    Proposed Integrated Steel Plant - Sponge Iron  (3,15,000 TPA), Induction Furnace(1,80,000 TPA), Rolling Mill (1,50,000 TPA), Iron Ore Beneficiation (6,00,000 TPA), Iron Ore Pellet Plant (6,00,000 TPA), Power Plant (24 MW of WHRB & 50 MW of FBC), Ferro Alloy Plant (Fe-Si: 25,400 TPA; Si-Mn: 57,000 TPA; Fe-MN: 74,000 TPA) at Village Gudakala, Tehsil Badwara, District Katni, Madhya Pradesh by M/s Special Blasts Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Pioneer Enviro Laboratories & Consultant Pvt. Ltd. gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft Terms of Reference for the preparation of EIA/EMP report. All the Steel Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under Primary Metallurgical Industries of the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 under Category ‘A’ and appraised at Central level. 

 

M/s Special Blasts Ltd. have proposed for an integrated steel plant at Village Gudakala, Tehsil Badwara, District Katni in Madhya Pradesh.  About 80 acres of land is envisaged for the proposed project, out of which 60 acres of land is in possession of management. Out of total land area 33% will be developed under greenbelt. There are no national parks, wild life sanctuaries and bird sanctuaries within 10 Km radius of the project site. Midra Protected Forest, Salaiya Reserve Forest, Gopalpur Reserved Forest are present within 10 Km. radius of the project site. River Chhoti Mahanadi is flowing at a distance of 2.2 Kms. from the proposed project site. Nearest Railway station is Vilayatkalan RS at distance of 5.5 Kms. from the project site. Total cost of the project is Rs.490 Crores.

 

Following are the details of plant capacity and production capacity:

 

S.No.

Details

Unit Configuration

Annual production capacity

1.

Manufacturing of Sponge Iron

3 x 350 TPD

315000 TPA

2.

Billet manufacturing through Induction Furnaces & CCM

4 x 15 Tons/ Heat

180000 TPA

3.

Rolled Products through Rolling Mills

1 x 500 TPD

150000 TPA

4.

Manufacturing of Ferro Alloys  through Submerged Arc Furnaces

4 x 9 MVA

Fe-Si = 25400 TPA

Si-Mn = 57000 TPA

Fe-Mn = 74000 TPA

5.

Power through WHRB Route

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24 MW

6.

Power through FBC route

1 x 50 MW

50 MW

7.

Iron Ore Beneficiation & Pelletization  plant

2 x 1000 TPD

6,00,000 TPA

 

             Lump Iron ore, Bentonite, Coke /coal for I/O Beneficiation & Pellet plant, Iron ore, coal, dolomite for making sponge iron, Sponge iron, scrap, ferro alloy for making MS Billets & Rolled Products / structural steels, Dolochar & Coal will be used for power generation, Manganese Ore, Quartz, petcoke will be used as raw materials for manufacturing of Ferro Alloys. Power generated from the plant will be captively consumed.  DG sets will be installed.

 

The emissions from Pellet plant will be controlled by a high efficiency ESPs. The hot waste flue gases from the DRI kilns will pass through Waste Heat Recovery Boilers and after heat recovery the gases will be treated in high efficiency ESPs to bring down the particulate emissions in the exhaust gases below 50 mg/Nm3. The Exhaust emissions of FBC Boilers will pass through Electrostatic Precipitators (ESP) to bring down the particulate matter less than 50 mg/Nm3. The primary & secondary fugitive emissions from Induction furnaces will be treated in Fume extraction & cleaning system comprising of suction hoods, bag filters etc. The outlet dust emissions in the exhaust gases in all these units will be less than 50 mg/ Nm3. The primary & secondary fugitive emissions from Submerged Electric Arc furnaces will be treated in Fume extraction & cleaning system comprising of suction hoods, bag filters etc. The outlet dust emissions in the exhaust gases in all these units will be less than 50 mg/Nm3.

 

Total water required for the proposed plant is 7500 m3/d and will be sourced from the river Chhoti Mahanadi flowing at distance of 2.2 Kms from the project site. Water withdrawal Permission from Water Resources Department, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh is under process. Closed loop system will be adopted so that no effluent is discharged from the proposed plants. Only make up water will be fed into the plant. Acidic and alkaline effluent from cation and anion units of DM Plant will be neutralized in neutralization tank. Boiler blow down will be neutralized in the neutralization tank before mixing with other effluent streams.  After neutralization, these two effluents will be mixed with cooling tower blow down in a guard pond. The treated effluent will be used for ash conditioning, dust suppression and green belt development. Service water will be passed through oil separator to remove oil content in the effluent.  Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and Zero discharge will be adopted. Rain water harvesting structure will be constructed.

 

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

            

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.        A copy of firm coal linkage documents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17.      Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

65.      Occupational health:

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

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

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

66.      Details regarding infrastructure facilities such as nearby power plants-100 km distance by rail sanitation, fuel, restroom etc. to be provided to the labour force during construction as well as to the casual workers including truck drivers during operation phase.

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

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

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

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

71.      Corporate Environment Policy

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

31.2.14    Integrated Cement Plant for Clinker (5.0 MTPA), Blended Cement (8.0 MTPA), Waste Heat Recovery Power Plant of (10 MW) and Captive Power Plant (50 MW) at Villages Hussainapuram, Palukur, Mandal Banaganapalli, District Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh by M/s Sirgy’s Cements - regarding TORs

 

The Project Authorities and their consultant, M/s Bhagavathi Ana Labs Ltd. Hyderabad, gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft Terms of Reference for preparation of EIA/EMP. All the Cement Plants (> 1 MTPA) are listed at S.No. 3(b) under Category A of the Schedule of EIA Notification 2006 and appraised at Central level. 

 

M/s Sirgy’s Cements have proposed for an Integrated Cement Plant of 5.0 MTPA of Clinker ,8.0 MTPA of Blended Cement  along with Waste Heat Recovery Power plant of 10 MW and  Captive Power Plant with a capacity of 50 MW at Village Hussainapuram, Palukur village, Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh. Total Project area for Cement plant is 70 ha, which is non forest, non agriculture, uncultivable land. Out of 70 ha of land and 33% of the area will be earmarked for green belt development.  North Dhone Reserved Forest at a distance of 6 km. There are no National Parks/Wildlife Sanctuaries within 10 km of the project site. The total project cost is Rs. 3,780 Crores.

 

The major raw materials for the unit are Llmestone, coal, slag, gypsum, and fly ash. Limestone 8.18 MTPA) will be sourced from Captive Mines located at 2 km through closed belt conveyor, Coal (1.28 MTPA) will be Imported to Chennai port and by rail to site at a distance of 350 km, Slag (1.84 MTPA) will be sourced from open market by rail transport and fly ash (1.86 MTPA) will be sourced from nearby power plants. The storage will be in covered sheds for all the raw material.  The clinker manufacturing involves raw material preparation, Raw Meal Preparation, clinkerisation and cement Packing & storage.

 

Kiln will be provided with Bag house, ESP for Cooler and Bag filters for Coal mill and Cement will be provided.  All transfer points also will have bag filters. The emissions from all the Pollution Control equipment will be limited to less than 50 mg/nm3. The thermal power plant will be coal based and will meet the power requirement of the plant. Air cooling condensation will be adopted. Fly ash generated from power plant will be completely consumed in the cement plant. It is proposed to manufacture ordinary Portland cement, Portland Slag Cement and Portland Pozzolona Cement. 

 

The water requirement will be 3,500 m3/day for both cement plant and power plant will be sourced from ground water. The authorities have approached the CGWA for the approval. No waste water is generated from process. The wastewater coming out of power plant will be used for Cement plant, green belt development and dust suppression measures.  The committee recommended to explore an alternate source of water in place of bore well.

 

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 for existing capacity in the environmental clearance or NOC obtained from the SPCB.

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

5.    Details regarding firm coal linkage.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14.  Permission 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.

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

16.  Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

17.  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”.

18.  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.).

19.  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.

20.  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.

21.  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.

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

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

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

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

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

27.  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.

28.  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.

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

30.  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.

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

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

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

34.  Air quality modeling for 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

40.  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.

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

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

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

44.  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.

45.  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.

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

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

48.  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.

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

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

51.  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.

52.  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.

53.  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.

54.  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.  

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

56.  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.

57.  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.

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

59.  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.

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

61.  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.

62.  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.

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

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

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

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

67.  Corporate Environment Policy

 

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

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

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

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

 

68.  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. 

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

 

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

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

 

31.2.15    Proposed Integrated Steel Plant at Villages Dhanwara and Vilayatkala, Tehsil Badwara, District Katni, Madhya Pradesh by M/s Avinash Energy Private Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Pioneer Enviro Laboratories & Consultant Pvt. Ltd. gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken along with the draft Terms of Reference for the preparation of EIA/EMP report. All the Steel Plants are listed at S.No. 3(a) under category ‘A’ of the schedule of EIA Notification, 2006 and appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) of MoEF.

 

M/s Avinash Energy Private Ltd. have proposed for an integrated steel plant at villages Dhanwara and Vilayatkala, Tehsil Badwara, District Katni in Madhya Pradesh. About 180 acres of land is required for the proposed project, out of which 121 acres is in possession of management and remaining 59 acres is under process of acquisition. 33% of the land will be developed with greenbelt. Nearest village is Vilayatkalan, which is at a distance of 1.2 Km. from the project site. No R & R is involved. No National Park / Wildlife Sanctuary is located within 10 km radius of the proposed project site. Midra Protected Forest, Salaiya Reserve Forest, Gopalpur Reserve Forest are present within 10 Km radius of the project site. River Chhoti Mahanadi flows at a distance of 4.7 Kms. from the proposed project site. Nearest Railway station is Vilayatkalan RS at distance of 3.0 Kms. from the project site. Total cost of the project is Rs.720 Crores.

 

Following are the details of plant configuration and production capacity:

 

S.No.

Name of the Product

Configuration

Production Capacity

1.

Sponge Iron

2 x 100 TPD

[through Rotary kiln Tech.]

330000 Tons/ Year 

2 x 100 TPD

[through Tunnel  kiln Tech]

2 x 350 TPD

[through Rotary kiln Tech]

2.

Billets/ingots

(Through Induction Furnaces with Concast)

4 x 10 MT

4 x 15 MT

300000 Tons/ Year

3.

TMT Bars/Structural steels

(Through Rolling Mill)

1 x 200 TPD

1 x 300 TPD

1 x 500 TPD

300000 Tons/ Year

4.

Ferro Alloys

(Through Submerged Arc Furnaces)

2 x 5 MVA

Fe-Si

-

19710 TPA

2 x 9 MVA

Si-Mn

-

44325 TPA

Fe-Mn

-

57555 TPA

5.

Beneficiated   Iron Ore

 

600000 Tons/ Year

6.

Pellets

2 x1000 TPD

600000 Tons/ Year

7.

Power

2 x 3 MW (WHRB)

82 MW

2 x 8 MW (WHRB)

2 x 25 MW (FBC)

1 x 10 MW (FBC)

 

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

 

The emissions from Pellet plant will be controlled by a high efficiency ESPs. The hot waste flue gases from the DRI kilns will pass through Waste Heat Recovery Boilers and after heat recovery the gases will be treated in high efficiency ESPs to bring down the particulate emission in the exhaust gases below 50 mg/Nm3. The exhaust emissions from FBC boilers will pass through Electrostatic Precipitators (ESP) to bring down the particulate matter less than 50 mg/Nm3. The primary & secondary fugitive emissions from Induction furnaces will be treated in Fume extraction & cleaning system comprising of suction hoods, bag filters etc. The outlet dust emissions in the exhaust gases in all these units will be less than 50 mg/ Nm3. The primary & secondary fugitive emissions from Submerged Electric Arc furnaces will be treated in Fume extraction & cleaning system comprising of suction hoods, bag filters etc. The outlet dust emissions in the exhaust gases in all these units will be less than 50 mg/Nm3.

 

Total water requirement 9,300 m3/d will be met from the river Chhoti Mahanadi flowing at distance of 4.7 Kms from the project site. Closed loop system will be adopted so that no effluent is discharged from the proposed plants. Only make up water will be fed into the plant. Acidic and alkaline effluent from cation and anion units of DM Plant will be neutralized in neutralization tank. Boiler blow down will be neutralized in the neutralization tank before mixing with other effluent streams.  After neutralization, these two effluents will be mixed with cooling tower blow down in a guard pond. The treated effluent will be used for ash conditioning, dust suppression and green belt development. Service water will be passed through oil separator to remove oil content in the effluent.  Domestic effluent will be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit.  No effluent will be discharged outside the premises and Zero discharge will be adopted. Rain water harvesting structure will be constructed.

 

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

 

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.        Details of firm’s coal linkage documents.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17.      Residential colony should be located in upwind direction.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

65.      Occupational health:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

31.2.16    Proposed Iron Ore Beneficiation Plant (4000 TPD), RBI Plant (Tunnel Kiln - 800 TPD) and Sponge Iron Plant (Rotary Hearth Furnace - 400 TPD) at Plot-A, Plot -B & Plot-C, Hargarh Industrial Area, Village Hargarh, Tehsil Sihora, District Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh by M/s Sterling Ispat Limited - regarding TORs

 

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

31.2.17    Proposed 300 TPD Stand alone Cement Grinding Unit at Sy No. 102 & 103, Village Dakshana Brahmana Palle, Mandal Gudipala, District Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh by M/s Vijaya Cements Private Limited - regarding TORs

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s Team Labs and Consultants, 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 cement grinding units are covered under Category ‘B’ as per para 3(b) of the Schedule of the EIA notification 2006, but due to location of project site within 10 km of the inter state boundary, the proposal has been appraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee – I (Industry) in the Ministry.

 

M/s Vijaya Cements Private Limited have proposed for a 300 TPD Stand alone Cement Grinding Unit at Sy No. 102 & 103, Village Dakshana Brahmana Palle, Mandal Gudipala, District Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh. The company has acquired 3.6 acres of land for the proposed unit of which 1.3 acres of are will be developed as green belt. Dakshanabrahmanapalle village is at a distance of 1.0 km in SE direction. The site is adjacent to NH-4 which connects to Mumbai-Chennai at a distance of 0.55 km in North direction. Bomma samudram railway station is at a distance of 2.4 km in SE direction. Interstate boundary of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu is at a distance of 2.3 KM in east   Direction. There are no National Parks / wild life Sanctuaries with in the 10 Km radius of the site. Basavapalle Reserve forest (RF) (N) – 0.7 km, Kanjanuru RF – S – 1.6 km, Bommasamudram RF – W – 2.1 km, Chittapara RF – NW – 2.6 km, Panamadangi RF – SW is at a distance of 2.7 km. Total cost of the project is Rs. 178 Lakhs and Rs. 80 Lakhs will be earmarked for environmental control measures.

           Clinker (180 TPD), gypsum (15 TPD) and fly ash (110 TPD) are the raw materials that will be used. Clinker, Gypsum and fly ash are mixed and fed into the ball mill hopper for intermediate storage where a mill feeder is installed, which controls the feed rate to mill, and desired fineness can be adjusted. The cement produced is stored into the Cement Silo. Cement is extracted from the Cement silo by means of a screw feeder and transported to packer plant where it is first screened to remove any foreign particle and then stored into a hopper for packing with the help of Auto Packers. Spillage if any during the packing is collected into a spillage hopper and recycled to the system. The packed bags are handled by a belt conveyor and transported to cement go down for sale.

 

            The sources of air pollution from the plant are from the ball mill and stand by DG set. It is proposed to provide bag filters for ball mill.   The total water requirement of the project is about            5.5 m3/d. The water required is mainly for domestic usage, dust suppression and for green belt development. This will be met from the ground water through bore wells. About 2.5 m3/d of effluent will be generated which will be disposed through septic tank followed by soak pit. The solid waste generated from the grinding unit will be cement dust collected from pollution control devices. The dust collected in the air pollution control equipment in the cement plant will be recycled back to the process. Waste Oil and Used lead acid batteries will be sent to authorized recyclers.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

29.    Action plan for rainwater harvesting measures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

38.    Occupational health:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

            The Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) 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.

 

Any Other Items

 

31.2.18    Expansion of Steel Ingots Plant (70 TPD to 170 TPD) at Village Salana Jeon Singh Wala, Tehsil Almoh, District Fatehgarh Sahib in Punjab by M/s Nahar Industrial Enterprises Limited - regarding

 

The above proposal was recommended for environmental clearance by EAC (Industry-1) in its 2nd meeting of August, 2009 under 7 (ii) of the EIA Notification, 2006 i.e. by exempting both EIA report and Public Hearing. However, since the project falls in a critically polluted area, the proposal was kept in abeyance. MoEF vide OM dated 31.03.2011 has lifted the moratorium on Mandi Gobindgarh for consideration of projects for environmental clearance. Informing above, the PP has requested for grant of EC.

 

It was noted that the no. of working days would be 180, which makes the production capacity under expansion as 18,000 TPA (100 TPD X 180). As per the amendment dated 1.12.2009 to EIA Notification, 2006, Induction Furnace with production capacity < 30,000 TPA, does not require environmental clearance. Hence, the expansion proposal does not require environmental clearance as per the amendment dated 1.12.2009 to EIA Notification, 2006.

 

31.2.19    Proposed Integrated Cement Plant (2.5 MTPA), Captive Power Plant (2x15 MW) , Captive limestone mine (4.0 MTPA, 422.940 ha.) at  Villages Sangam (K) and Kallur, Taluk Chincholi, District Gulbarga in Karnataka by M/s Chettinad Cement Corporation Ltd. – regarding Change in CPP configuration from 2x15 MW to 1x30 MW

 

Environmental Clearance to the above proposal was accorded vide letter no. J-11011/399/2008- IA II (I) dated 18.06.2010. The PP vide letter dated 1.12.2011 with detailed justification requested for amendment in environmental clearance for change in CPP configuration from 2x15 MW to 1x30 MW. The committee noted that the configuration of 1x30 MW is environment friendly than 2x15 MW and recommended the proposal for amendment in environmental clearance dated 18.06.2010 for change in CPP configuration from 2x15 MW to 1x30 MW.

 

31.2.20    Cement Grinding Unit (2.2 MTPA) at Bhilai Steel Plant Complex, Bhilai in Chhattisgarh by M/s Bhilai Jaypee Cement Limited - regarding amendment in environmental clearance

 

Environmental Clearance to the above proposal was accorded vide letter no. J-11011/1001/2007- IA II (I) dated 1.5.2008. The PP vide letter dated 24.10.2011 have requested for amendment in environmental clearance for manufacture of fly ash based PPC on need basis in place of Portland Slag Cement (PSC). The reason for above is the inconsistent availability of BF Slag. There would be no alteration in the plant configuration, production capacity and all the conditions of EC would be complied. The PP has also made a presentation before the committee.

 

 After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the proposal for amendment in environmental clearance dated 1.5.2008 for manufacture of fly ash based PPC on need basis in place of Portland Slag Cement (PSC) subject to submission of Trace Element analysis for fly ash and slag.

 

31.2.21    Cement Grinding Unit (2.10 MTPA) at Village Kanari,  Tehsil Char, District Bokaro in Jharkhand by M/s Bokaro Jaypee Cement Limited - regarding amendment in environmental clearance

 

Environmental Clearance to the above proposal was accorded vide letter no. J-11011/823/2008- IA II (I) dated 1.1.2009. The PP vide letter dated 18.10.2011 have requested for amendment in environmental clearance for manufacture of fly ash based PPC on need basis in place of Portland Slag Cement (PSC). The reason for above is the inconsistent availability of BF Slag. There would be no alteration in the plant configuration, production capacity and all the conditions of EC would be complied. The PP has also made a presentation before the committee.

 

 After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the proposal for amendment in environmental clearance dated 1.1.2009 for manufacture of fly ash based PPC on need basis in place of Portland Slag Cement (PSC) subject to submission of Trace Element analysis for fly ash and slag.

 

31.2.22    Expansion of Integrated Steel Plant (3.1 MTPA to 5.6 MTPA) at Meramandali, District Dhenkanal in Orissa by M/s Bhushan Steel Limited - regarding reviewing of compliance status

 

The monitoring cell of MoEF had issued a show-cause notice for non compliance in the existing unit.  The SPCB has also issued a closure notice on 12.10.2011. The compliance status to the conditions stipulated in the EC for existing plant and show cause notice was reviewed by the Committee. The PP made a presentation before the Committee.

 

The committee asked the PP to reduce the water consumption drastically as it is very high as per the standard of steel plants and install dry quenching for coke oven gases within 3 years.  

 

After detailed deliberations and discussion, the Committee noted that the proponent appears to have shown very slight regard to certain conditions imposed. Practically little or nothing has been done about the green belt. This is a case in which further development or approval should not be considered until total compliance with all the previous approvals is ensured or the proponent reporting full compliance, the Committee may undertake a site inspection to decide the future course of action.

 

31.2.23    Integrated Steel Plant (1.75 MTPA) at Village Naharpali, tehsil Kharsia, District Raigarh in Chhattisgarh by M/s Monnet Ispat and Energy Limited - regarding change of boiler configuration in environmental clearance

 

Environmental Clearance to the above proposal was accorded vide letter no. J-11011/196/2007- IA II (I) dated 26.12.2007. The PP vide letter dated 19.10.2011 have requested for amendment in environmental clearance for change in boiler configuration from 5X120 TPH AFBC boilers to 1X336 TPH CFBC boiler, 1X140 TPH & 1X125 TPH AFBC boiler. The reason for above is better efficiency & flexibility of CFBC boiler, higher utilization of char from DRI kiln in CFBC boiler, lower emissions from CFBC, etc. The PP also made a presentation before the committee.

 

 After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the proposal for amendment in environmental clearance dated 26.12.2007 for change in boiler configuration from 5X120 TPH AFBC boilers to 1X336 TPH CFBC boiler, 1X140 TPH & 1X125 TPH AFBC boiler.

 

 

23rd December, 2011

 

Proposals for Environmental Clearance

 

31.3.1   Proposed 55,000 TPA High Carbon Ferro-Chrome Plant, 4,00,000 TPA Rebar Mill & 5.5 MLD(1.2 MGD) Sea Water Desalination Plant at Gopalpur  Villages Chamkhandi, Sindhigaon Jagannathpur, Tehsil Chatrapur, District Ganjam, Odisha by M/s Tata Steel Limited  - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

            The project authorities and their consultant M/s Vimta Labs Ltd., Hyderabad gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures as per the ToRs accorded during the 19th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 22nd & 23rd February, 2011. 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 Tata Steel Limited have proposed to set-up a High Carbon Ferro Chrome Plant of 55,000 TPA capacity, Rebar Mill of 400,000 TPA capacity along with Sea Water Desalination (SWD) Plant of 5.5 MLD (about 1.2 MGD) capacity at Chamkhandi, Sindhigaon, Jagannathpur villages, Chatrapur Tehsil, Ganjam District, Orissa. Total land requirement for the project is 450 acres and green belt will be developed in 155 acres i.e. 34.4% of the total area. This land was allotted by the Government of Odisha for industrial purpose and is already in the possession of M/s Tata Steel Limited. There are no rehabilitation and resettlement issues in this project. No national parks /Wildlife sanctuaries/Biosphere reserves are located within 10 km radius of the plant area. Total cost of the proposed project is Rs. 800.0 Crores and the cost towards environmental protection is Rs. 33.5 Crores. 

 

            Details of the products along with the production capacities area as follows:

 

Sr. No

Facilities

Products

Production

1

Rebar Mill

Re-bars              

4,00,000 TPA

2

Ferro Chrome Plant

High Carbon Ferro Chrome

55,000 TPA

3

Sea Water Desalination (SWD) Plant

Make up water  

1.2 MGD

 

 

The committee noted that a nala is flowing across the project site and recommended to relinquish the project area through which the nala is flowing, for which the PP has agreed to revise the plant layout and submit it.

Billets from Tata Steel Plant, Jamshedpur, Chrome ore from Sukinda Mine, Odisha, Coke, Coal, Quartzite and Lime from the open market are the raw materials that will be used. It was informed that coal linkage is not possible for such a small quantity of coal requirement of 7000 TPA. The power requirement of the plant is 50 MW and will be met from State Power Grid.

The ferro chrome plant will be designed with adequate air pollution control measures comprising of dust extraction system, and SAF gas cleaning plant so as to ensure that the plant emissions to the atmosphere remain well within the permissible limits. Particulate Matter will be kept below 50 mg/Nm3i in Rebar mill,   In Ferro Chrome Plant, air pollution due to emission of fugitive dusts in the raw material handling and in the SAF shop will be controlled by dry fogging.  There will be totally three stacks of 35 m each for the adequate dispersion of gaseous emissions. All the internal roads will be paved with concrete / black topped for control of fugitive dust and extensive green belt will be developed.

 

The water requirement for plant will be 5.5 MLD (about 1.2 MGD). The water requirement will be met from the sea and also through rain harvested water. The liquid effluent of respective plants will be treated in separate effluent treatment plant (ETP) for separation of solids, oil and grease. The treated effluent would be reused for various non production areas. The plant will be designed on the basis of “zero” discharge concept.

           

The Ferro-chrome plant would produce about 60,000 tonnes/annum of slag. 25% of slag will be processed for metal recovery. Balance slag will be temporary storage for subsequent use such as road making and brick industry. This slag is a hard mass reported to be non leachable. An open area of 20 x 70 m will be provided inside the plant boundary for locating the dump yard for slag, muck and debris. The area will be paved and provided with rain water drainage in all sides connecting to a collection cum settling tank for treatment before re circulation. The solid by products will be mill scale and scrap from the rebar mill. About 4,000-5,000 tons per year of mill scale would be produced and fully recyled. Similarly, the scraps will be 100% recycled or will be sold to others. Ferro chrome plant dust would be recycled and will be used in briquetting plant and remelt.

                                                                                                                      

Public hearing for the project was conducted by the Odisha State Pollution Control Board on 20.09.2011. The issues raised during the public hearing were regarding provision of employment to the local people, pollution control measures, green belt development, hospital, education, roads etc. All these issues have been addressed and incorporated in the final EIA / EMP report.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee sought the following information for re-consideration and deferred the proposal.

 

·         Information regarding source of coal.

·         CRZ clearance for the intake and outfall of the sea water

·         Revised plant layout after relinquishing the project area through which the nallah is flowing

·         Environmental Health Risk Assessment around 10 km radius as per the guidelines of OSHAS/USEPA including Hexavalent Chromium and other toxic metals  

 

·         Piper diagram for the surface water quality

 

·         Commitment for a separate truck parking area in the plant. Measures for control of fugitive emissions due to trucks.

 

·         Trace Element analysis of Raw Materials. If concentration of trace metal analysis is more, a management plan should be submitted.

 

·         Disaster Management Plan for Tsunami

 

31.3.2   Setting up of Cement Plant (Clinker-1.65 MTPA & Cement 2.54 MTPA) and Captive Power Plant (20 MW) at Village Wahiajer (Narpuh Elakka), District Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya by M/s JUD Cements Private Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

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

 

31.3.3   Proposed Cement Grinding Unit (0.2 MTPA) at Mithagari Industrial Estate, Village Mithagari, Tehsil Ferrargunj, District South Andaman, Andaman & Nicobar Islands by M/s Global Devcon Pvt.  Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

 

The project authorities and their consultant, M/s. Environmental System Consultants & Ambiente Lab Solutions Private Limited, Chennai gave a detailed presentation on the salient features of the project and proposed environmental protection measures to be undertaken as per the ToRs awarded during the 13th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 26th-28th August, 2010 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. The proposal should have been appraised by UTEIAA/UTEAC, but due to the project site falling within 10 km from the boundaries of Mount Harriet National Park and Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, the proposal was appraised at the Central level as Category ‘A’ Project. There is no UTEIAA / UTEAC for Andaman and Nicobar.

M/s Global Devcon Pvt. Limited have submitted a proposal for 0.2 MTPA Cement Grinding Unit (Stand Alone) at Mithagari Industrial Estate Near Port Blair at Village Mithagari, Tehsil Ferrargunj, District South Andaman, Andaman & Nicobar Island. The site is proposed in the Industrial Estate Notified under A & N Islands (PAT) Regulation 1956. The total land area required will be 1.85 ha and Green belt will be developed in 34% of plant area. No forest land is involved for the proposal. No rehabilitation / resettlement is also envisaged. Jarawa Tribal Reserve is at 6 km distance in Northwest; Viper Island 5 km East;   Mount Harriet National Park is at 9 km distance in North East. Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is at 9.5 km in southwest and Lohabarrack Salt Water Crocodile Sanctuary is at 3.5 km in southwest. South Andaman Reserve Forests is at a distance of 0.5 km in north; Flat Bay Andaman Sea is at 1-12 km; Defence installation & Navy is at 8 km in the east; and Port Blair is at 8 km in east. No forest land is involved. The project site falls in Seismic Zone V. Total cost of the project is Rs. 25 Crore. Rs. 2.0 Crores and Rs. 20 Lakhs will be earmarked towards capital cost and recurring cost for environmental pollution control measures. 

 

          The proponent informed that according to the existing CRZ map, the project does not attract the Island Coastal Regulation Zone (ICRZ) Notification dated 6.01.2011. the company will obtain the CRZ clearance if the site falls within 500m from the High Tide Line on landward side or within 100 m from the tidal influenced area (back waters) or as per the CRZ plans prepared by the Administration.

 

            Controlled quantity of Clinker (received from Zuari Cement Limited) will be grinded with Gypsum and Fly Ash in a closed Ball Mill so as to produce Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) and Portland Pozzolana Cement (PPC).  The grinding would be in the ratio 95:5 of Clinker and Gypsum for OPC and 70:5:25 of Clinker, Gypsum and Fly Ash for PPC.  The cement from ball mill will be transferred to Cement Silo for storage and from there to the packing plant for loading into truck and dispatched to the marketing centres in Port Blair/A&N Islands. Total Power Requirement will be 1.3 MW which will be met from A&N Power Grid. 

 

            Ambient air quality monitoring has been carried for PM2.5, PM10, SO2 and NOx. Values of these parameters are 15.7, 30.8, 7.5 and 7.7 µg/m3 respectively. These values are within prescribed standards.

 

            Major pollutant emitted from the plant will be particulate matter (PM).  All point sources and material transfer points will be provided with Bag Filters to control SPM emission <50 mg/Nm3. The Unit will provide the stack of 12.0 m height for the standby 1,000 KVA DG Set which will be adequate to control the emissions from it.        Total water requirement will be 30 m3/d and will be sourced from raw water sump. The entire plant operations are dry processes and fresh water requirement will be 20 m3/d required for cooling, 5 m3/d for domestic use and another 5 m3/d for green belt & dust control measures.  There is no trade effluent from the cement grinding unit.  Domestic sewage to the tune of 4 m3/d will be generated in the Unit which will be biologically treated in a septic tank followed by dispersion trench.  Treated sewage (overflow) will be used for Green Belt.  Thus, Zero effluent discharge would be adopted. Rain Water Harvesting Scheme has been proposed to conserve the water. Dust collected from various Bag Filters would be reused as raw material in the process of cement grinding and no solid wastes generation from the Unit.

 

Public hearing is not required as the unit is located in the Notified Industrial Estate. There is no litigation/pending case against the proposal.

 

The Committee advised the proponent to submit a copy of application submitted to the National Board for Wildlife.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

    iii.        Earth quake and Seismic hazard management plan shall be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bhubaneswar within three months.

 

     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 should be followed. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 viii.        Total ground water requirement for the cement plant shall not exceed 30 m3/day and necessary permission for the drawl shall be obtained. All the treated wastewater should be recycled and reused in the process and/or for dust suppression and green belt development and other plant related activities etc. No process wastewater shall be discharged outside the factory premises and ‘zero’ discharge should be adopted. 

 

   ix.        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.

                                                      

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

 

   xi.          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.

 

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

 

31.3.4   Expansion of Integrated Cement Project (Clinker from 2.4 MTPA to 2.9 MTPA), Captive Power Plant (from 33 MW to 53 MW) and new Limestone Mine RAS - I (ML Area: 183.5 ha & 0.279 MTPA at Rabriyawas, Tehsil Jaitaram, District Pali in Rajasthan by M/s Ambuja Cement Limited - regarding Environmental Clearance

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 as per Terms of Reference (TORs) awarded during the 11th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 24th - 26th June, 2010 for preparation of EIA/EMP report The Cement Plants with production capacity more than 1.0 MTPA are listed at S. No. 3 (b) under Category “A” of the Schedule of EIA Notification dated 14.09.2006 and appraised at the Central level.

 

M/s. Ambuja Cements Limited (ACL) Unit: Rabriyawas  is having Clinker production Capacity of 2.4 MTPA, Cement Production capacity of 3.6 MTPA & 2 units of Captive Power Plant (i.e. 15 MW & 18 MW) and 6 MW DG Set. ACL has now proposed for expansion of Clinker production capacity from 2.4 MTPA to 2.9 MTPA, captive power plant capacity from 33 MW to 53 MW along with nNew limestone mine  RAS - I (ML area: 183.53 ha; 0.279 MTPA limestone production capacity) at Rabriyawas, Tehsil: Jaitaran, Distt: Pali, (Rajasthan). Total plant area is 354.74 ha including 132.34 ha for Cement Plant/CPP & 222.39 ha for colony. Since, the proposed expansion will be within the existing plant premises; no addition land acquisition will be required for the proposed expansion project. Mining lease over 183.53 ha has been granted. Out of the total ML area of 183.53 ha, about 64 ha of area will be covered under greenbelt / plantation at the end of life of mine. The total area of the plant is about 354.74 ha, out of which 91.0 ha (25.65% of the total area) area has been developed as green belt/plantation. Total cost of the project is Rs. 250 Crores. Capital cost for environmental protection measures is Rs.20 Crores and Recurring Cost is Rs. 50 Lacs/annum. Few Patches of Reserve Forests and Protected Forests falls within 10 km radius study area.

 

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

 

S. No.

Capacity Unit

Existing

Capacity

Proposed Enhancement

After Enhancement

1

Clinker Capacity

2.4 MTPA

0.5

2.9

2

Cement  Grinding Capacity

3.6 MTPA

Nil

3.6

3

CPP

15 MW

18 MW

20 MW

3 units of CPP

(15 MW, 18 MW & 20 MW)

4

DG Set

6 MW

Nil

6 MW

5

Ras I Limestone mine (183.53 Ha)

Nil

0.279 MTPA

0.279 MTPA

6

Ras II Limestone mine (803 Ha)

3.6 MTPA

Nil

3.6 MTPA

 

Mining will be done by fully mechanized opencast method advancing from the top of the hillocks downwards using heavy earth moving equipments in the conjunction with deep hole blasting. General Ground level is around 400 mRL and ultimate working depth will be 4 m bgl (396 mRL).The cement plant is based on the dry process technology for cement manufacturing with pre-heater and pre-calciner technology. Raw materials required for the proposed expansion of cement plant are limestone, transported from the captive limestone mines. Other raw materials are gypsum & fly ash, which are transported from near-by areas and CPP & Suratgarh TPP, respectively, by road. Existing power requirement for the project is 33 MW, which is being met from 2 units of CPP (i.e. 15 MW & 18 MW) and one DG Set of 6 MW (only for back up). Power requirement for the proposed expansion will be 53 MW. An additional unit of CPP with capacity of 20 MW is proposed to meet the requirements when any of the existing CPPs is in breakdown or shutdown and surplus for supply to grid. Air cooled condenser will be installed in the AFBC boiler.

 

Ambient air quality has been monitored during the period October to December, 2010 at 10 locations for PM10, PM2.5, SO2 and NOx. Values of these parameters range from 40.62 - 85.04µg/m3, 16.37 - 43.67µg/m3, 5.4 - 10.04µg/m3 and 9.6 - 21.38µg/m3 respectively. Values conform to the prescribed standards.

 

Controlled drilling and blasting technique will be adopted to prevent dust generation. Regular water sprinkling on haul roads & loading points, better maintenance and efficient operation of equipments & vehicles and green belt development will keep the gaseous emissions under control. Use of pollution control equipments like ESP, bag houses and bag filters will maintain the dust concentration well within the prescribed CPCB Norms. All material transfer points have been provided with bag filters to entrap the emissions at the source itself.  Clinker & fly ash will be stored in silo and gypsum in covered yard.

 

Total water requirement after proposed expansion will be 2,400 m3/day (existing 2,000 m3/day & additional 400 m3/day). Water requirement will be met from the ground water. Permission has already been obatined from CGWA. Mining in the area will be done well above the water table therefore impact on water regime is not anticipated. There will be no discharge of mine water. Mineral reject as well as overburden is non – toxic in nature. There is no perennial water body within the lease area to have any adverse impact due to the project activities. No industrial wastewater will be generated in the Cement Plant. Domestic waste water generated from Cement Plant/colony will be treated in the STP. The treated water will be utilized for greenbelt development/horticulture activities. Rain water harvesting structures will be developed.

 

Waste generated in the mine as inter burden will be dumped in the non-mineralized zone with proper terracing will be stabilized with dense plantation as per approved mining Plan. No solid waste is/will be generated in cement manufacturing process. Dust collected from various pollution control equipments is/will be recycled back to the process. STP sludge will be utilized as manure for green belt development within the plant premises.

 

Public hearing for the project was held by the Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board on 29.07.2011. The issues raised during the public hearing were regarding provision of employment to the local people, measures for pollution control, rain water harvesting, drinking water, etc. All these issues has been addressed and incorporated in the final EIA / EMP report. 

 

The Committee took note of the compliance status in the existing plant.

 

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

 

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

 

ii).                The company shall adopt well laid down corporate environment policy and identified and designate responsible officers at all levels of its hierarchy for ensuring adherence to the policy and compliance with environmental clearance, environmental laws and regulations.

 

iii).          The gaseous and particulate matter emissions from various units shall conform to the standards prescribed by the Karnataka Pollution Control Board. At no time, particulate emissions from the cement plant including kiln, coal mill, cement mill, cooler and captive power plant (CPP) shall not exceed 50 mg/Nm3. The company shall control particulate emissions below 100 mg/Nm3 in the existing three lines in a time bound manner for which action plan shall be submitted to Ministry’s Regional Office at Lucknow.

 

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

 

v).           Data on ambient air quality (PM10, SO2, NOx) shall be regularly submitted to the Ministry including its Regional office located at Bangalore and the State Pollution Control Board / Central Pollution Control Board once in six months. Further, quality of discharged water shall also be monitored [(TDS, DO, pH) and total Suspended solids (TSS)]. The monitored data shall be uploaded on the website of the company as well as displayed on a display board at the project site at a suitable location near the main gate of the company in public domain.  

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xii).         Rainwater harvesting measures shall be adopted for the augmentation of ground water at cement plant, colony including check dams at mine site. The company must also collect rain water in the mined out pits of captive lime stone mine and use the same water for the various activities of the project to conserve fresh water and reduce the water requirement from the ground water. An action plan shall be submitted to Ministry’s Regional Office at Lucknow within 3 months from date of issue of this letter. Efforts should be made to make use of rain water harvested. If needed, capacity of the reservoir should be enhanced to meet the maximum water requirement. Only balance water requirement shall be met from other sources.

 

xiii).        Total requirement shall not exceed 400 m3/day. The water stored in the artificial reservoir made in the mine pit shall be used maximum to reduce ground water consumption. No effluent should be discharged from the mine to any water body or nearby river.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxii).      Wet drilling sequential and controlled blasting method and provision for the control air emissions during blasting using dust collectors etc. shall be used. The mitigative measures for control of ground vibrations and to arrest fly rocks and boulders shall be implemented.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxix).    Final Mine Closure Plan along with details of Corpus Fund shall be submitted to the Ministry of Environment & Forests 5 years in advance of final mine closure, for approval.

 

xxx).     The company shall comply with the commitments made during public hearing held on 29th July, 2011 and a separate budget for implementing the same shall be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Lucknow.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The above proposal was considered in the 29th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry-1) held during 24th-25th October, 2011. The Committee deferred the project for reconsideration without calling the project proponent and sought the following additional details:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

·                     A copy of coal linkage document.

 

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

 

·                     A detailed note addressing the environmental issues.

 

The above information was submitted to MoEF and circulated to all the EAC members. A detailed reply on Compliance to Environmental Clearance vide MoEF Letter No. J-11011/293/2007-IA II-I dated 6.8.2007 has been submitted along with photographs. The AAQ data was rechecked along with stack emission data from a recognized lab and complete modeling details are submitted.  The ISCST-3 -steady state Gaussian model has been used for air quality modeling and GLC estimation. The predicted ground level impacts of RSPM (PM10) and SO2 from the stack with air pollution control devices are well within the prescribed NAAQS of 2009. A copy of the entire public hearing proceedings including the written representations as well as summary of written representations were also submitted. The coal linkage documents were furnished. Rain water reservoir capacity will be for more than three months, detailed calculations and drawing showing the location of Rain Water Harvesting Reservoir was submitted along with detailed note addressing the environmental issues.

 

After detailed deliberations, the Committee recommended the proposal for environmental clearance subject to the stipulation of the 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 Government shall be ensured and regular reports submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore/SPCB.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. Stack monitoring facilities for all the major stacks and adequate air pollution control systems viz. dust catchers or cyclones, Multi stage scrubber, bag filters etc. to control particulate emissions t within the prescribed limits from coke oven shall be provided. Carbon mono-oxide (CO) shall also be monitored along with other parameters and standards notified under E (P) Act shall be followed.  The reports shall be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at the Bangalore, CPCB and SPCB.

 

  1. Multi stage scrubber shall be installed to control gaseous and dust emission from the coke oven stack.  Measures shall be taken to prevent leakages from the coke oven plant.

 

  1. The prescribed emission standards for coke oven plants, as notified vide notification no. GSR 46 (E) dated 3rd February, 2006 and subsequently amended shall be complied with. 

 

  1. In-plant control measures like bag filters, de-dusting and dust suppression system shall be provided to control fugitive emissions from all the vulnerable sources.  Dust extraction and suppression system shall be provided at all the transfer points, coal handling plant and coke sorting plant of coke oven plant.  Bag filters shall be provided to hoods and dust collectors to coal and coke handling to control dust emissions. Water sprinkling system shall be provided to control secondary fugitive dust emissions generated during screening, loading, unloading, handling and storage of raw materials etc.

 

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

 

  1. Vehicular pollution due to transportation of raw material and finished product shall be controlled.  Proper arrangements shall also be made to control dust emissions during loading and unloading of the raw material and finished product. Efforts shall also be made to reduce impact of the transport of the raw materials and end products on the surrounding environment including agricultural land. All the raw materials including fly ash shall be transported in the closed containers only and shall not be overloaded. Vehicular emissions shall be regularly monitored and records kept.

 

  1. Total requirement of the water from ground shall not exceed 1,206 m3/d. All the treated wastewater shall be recycled for dust suppression and green belt development. Domestic wastewater shall be treated in septic tank followed by soak pit and used for green belt development. Zero effluent discharge shall be strictly followed and no wastewater shall be discharged outside the premises.

 

10.  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. Waste from the hard coke unit, shall be provided to the briquette manufacturing units. Coal and coke fines shall be recycled and reused in the process.  All the blast furnace (BF) slag shall be granulated and provided to cement manufacturers for further utilization. The bag filter dust shall be used for land filling. The waste oil shall be properly disposed off as per the Hazardous Waste (Management, Handling, Handling and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2008.

 

  1. As proposed, green belt shall be developed in 33% of plant area within and around the project site to mitigate the impact of fugitive emissions as per the CPCB guidelines in consultation with local DFO.

 

  1. The recommendations made in the Charter on Corporate Responsibility for Environment Protection (CREP) for the Coke Oven Plants shall be implemented.

 

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

 

15.  All the commitments made to the public during the Public Hearing / Public Consultation meeting held on 24thJune, 2011 shall be satisfactorily implemented and a separate budget for implementing the same shall be allocated and information submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore.

 

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

 

17.  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.

 

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

 

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

 

·                     Compliance to the NOC granted by SPCB for the existing capacity

 

·                     A Gazette Notification regarding the notified industrial Estate

 

·                     Revised layout plan including green belt and rainwater harvesting

 

·                     Trace Metal analysis of Raw Material, surface water & Ground water including Arsenic.

 

·                     Flood management plan and Earth quake management hazard plan

 

·                     OHS data for spirometry and audiometry etc.

 

The above information was submitted to MoEF and circulated to all the EAC members. The Committee found the information submitted to be satisfactory and after detailed deliberations, recommended the proposal for environmental clearance subject to the stipulation of the following specific conditions along with other environmental conditions:

 

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

 

     ii.        Continuous stack monitoring facilities to monitor gaseous emissions from all the stacks shall be provided.  After expansion, limit of SPM 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. 

 

    iii.