1 Name of the Project:- J&K Mineral Development Corporation Limited. Sub:- Six Monthly report of the status of the compliance of the stipulated environment condition of Environment clearance granted vide F.No. J /348/2009-IA II (I) dated 3 rd May Period October 13 to March 2014 A. Specific Conditions S.No. Condition Compliance I. Environmental clearance is subject to obtaining clearance under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 from the National Board for Wildlife. Further, grant of environmental clearance does not necessarily implies that wildlife clearance shall be granted to the project and the proposal shall be considered by the National Board for Wildlife on merits. The investment made in the project, if any, based on environmental clearance so granted, in anticipation of clearance from the wildlife angel shall be entirely at the cost and the risk of the company and Ministry of Environmental and forest in the regard shall not be responsible in any manner. NBWL vide letter dated has recommended the proposal with the conditions proposed by SBWL / CWLW of J&K. Further Forest Dept. Govt. of J&K vide letter no. 117-FST of 2012 dated issued final clearance ( Wild Life angle) subject to fulfilling certain conditions whose details are available in the order. Further Hon ble Supreme Court of India vide its order in IA 3398 in Writ Petition ( Civil) No. 202 of 1995 has granted for denotification of Trikuta Wild Life Sanctuary. ( Annexure) ii. iii. Environmental clearance is subject to final order of the Hon ble Supreme court of India in the matter of Goa Foundation Vs Union of India in writ petition (Civil) no. 460 of 2004, as may be applicable to this project. The National Ambient Air Quality Standards issued by the Ministry vide G.S.R No. 826(E) dated 6 th November, 2009 shall be followed. To be complied when the Plant and mine starts operation. iv. Secondary fugitive emissions from all 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. v. Efforts shall be made to makes 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. The water requirement shall not exceed 900m3 /day.
2 vi. `Zero effluent discharge shall be strictly followed and no waste water should be discharged outside the premises. vii. 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. viii. 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 Chandigarh. Action plan shall be drawn and implemented at the time of commencement of mining operation. IX. X. The inter burden and other waste generated shall be stacked at earmarked dump site(s) only and shall not 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 28 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. Compliances status shall be submitted to the Ministry of Environment & Forests and its Regional office, Chandigarh on six monthly basis. The void left unfilled shall be converted in to 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. xi. Catch drains and siltation ponds of appropriate size shall be constructed for the working pit, inter burden and mineral dumps to arrest flow of sit and sediment. The water so collected shall be utilized for watering the mine area, roads, green belt development etc. the drains shall be regularly de-silted, particularly after monsoon, and maintained properly.
3 xii. 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 setting of silt material. Sedimentation pits shall be constructed at the corners of the garland drains and de-silted at regular intervals. xiii. xiv xv. 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. 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 Chandigarh, Central Ground Water authority and Central Ground water Board. 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. xvi. xvii. 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. 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 Already covered in the mine plan.
4 the Ministry and its Regional Office at Chandigarh. xviii. xix. Risk and disaster, Management Plan along with the mitigation measures should be prepared and a copy submitted to the Ministry s Regional office at Chandigarh, SPCB and CPCB within three months of issue of environment clearance letter. As proposed, green belt shall be developed in at least 33% of the project area. Selection of plant species shall be as per the CPCB guidelines in consultation with the DFO. Already covered in EIA / EMP report. xx. At least 2% of the total cost of the project shall be earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility and item wise details along with time bound action plan (need based) should be prepared and submitted to the Ministry s Regional Office at Chandigarh implementation of such program shall be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner. xxi. The company shall provide housing for construction labour within the site with all necessary infrastructure and facilities such as fuel for cooking,mobile toilets, 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. At present Balance Civil and Structural Works package has been ordered and Company has provided space within the Plant area for temporary accommodation of construction workers. i. ii. iii. B. General Conditions: The project authorities must strictly adhere to the stipulations made by the J&K State Pollution Control Board (J&KPCB) and the State Government. No further expansion or modifications in the plant shall be carried out without prior approval of the Ministry of Environment and Forests. At least four ambient air quality monitoring stations shall be established in the downward direction as well as where maximum ground level concentration of SPM, SO 2 and NOx are anticipated in consultation with the J&KPCB including one ambient air quality monitoring station in the downwind direction. Data on ambient air quality and stack emission should be regularly submitted to this Monitoring work shall be undertaken during the time of mining / Plant operation.
5 iv. Ministry including its Regional office at Chandigarh and the J&K PCB/ CPCB once in six months. Industrial wastewater shall be properly collected, treated so as to conform to the standards prescribed under GSR 422 (E) dated 19 th May 1993 and 31 st December 1993 or as amended form time to time. The treated wastewater shall be utilized for plantation purpose. v. vi. The overall noise levels in and around the plant area shall be kept well within the standards ( 85dBA) by providing noise control measures including acoustic hoods, silencers, enclosures etc. on all sources of noise generation. The ambient noise level should conform to the standards prescribed under EPA Rules, 1989 viz75 dba (daytime ) and 70 dba (nighttime). Occupational health surveillance of the workers shall be done on a regular basis and records maintained as per the Factories Act. vii. The company shall develop rainwater harvesting structures to harvest the rain water for utilization in the lean season besides recharging the ground water table. viii. The project proponent shall also comply with all the environmental protection measures and safeguards recommended in the EIA/EMP Report, Further, the Company must undertake socio-economic development activities in the surrounding villages like community development programmes, educational programmes, dirking water supply and health care etc. ix. As proposed, Rs lakhs and Rs Lakhs shall be earmarked towards the capital cost and recurring cost/annum for environmental protection measures and judiciously utilized to implement the conditions stipulated by the Ministry of Environment and Forests as well as the State Government. The funds so provided shall not be diverted for any other purpose. x. A copy of clearance letter shall be sent by the proponent to concerned Panchayat, Zila Parishad/Municipal Copy of clearance letter has been given to PCCF, Addl. CEO of SMVDSB, Chairman,
6 Corporation, Urban Local Body and the Local NGO, if any, from whom suggestions / representations, if any, were received while processing the proposal. The clearance letter shall also be put on the web site of the Company by the proponent. J&KSPCB, Dist Officer PCB, MD, JKML, GM District Industries Centre, Dy. Commissioner, REasi Dist. Pradhan, Nagar Panchyat, MD SIDCO, Chairman, Zila Parisad, etc. and also in local news papers like Daily Excelsior, Amar Ujala, Kashmir Uzma etc. xi. The project proponent shall upload the status of compliance of the stipulated environment clearance conditions, including results of monitored data on their website and shall update the same periodically. It shall simultaneously be sent to the Regional Office of the MOEF, the respective Zonal office of CPCB and the J&KPCB. The criteria pollutant levels namely. SPM, RSPM, SO 2 NOx (ambient levels as well as stack emissions) or critical sectoral parameters, indicated for the projects shall be monitored and displayed at a convenient location near main gate of the company in the public domain. The report for the period October 2013 to March 2014 will be uploaded in NMDC xii. The project proponent shall also submit six monthly reports on the status of the compliance of the stipulated environmental conditions including results of monitored data ( both in hard copies as well as by e. mail) to the Regional Office of MOEF at Chandigarh, the respective Zonal Office of CPCB and the SPCB. The Regional Office of this Ministry at Chandigarh / CPCB/J&KPCB shall monitor the stipulated conditions. The required shall be submitted. xiii. The Environmental statement for each financial year ending 31 st March in Form V as is mandated to be submitted by Project proponent to the concerned State Pollution control Board as prescribed under the Environment (Protection) Rule, 1986, as amended subsequently, shall also be put on the website of the Company along with the status of compliance of environmental conditions and shall also be sent to the respective Regional Offices of the MOEF by e.mail. xiv. The project proponent shall inform the public that the project has been accorded environmental clearance by the Ministry and copies of the clearance letter are available with J&K PCB and may also be seen at Website of the Ministry of Environment and Forests at htt:/envfor.nic.in. this shall be advertised within seven Published in local news papers like Daily Excelsior, Amar Ujala, Kashmir Uzma etc.
7 xv. days from the date of issue of the clearance letter, at least in two local news papers that are widely circulated in the region of which one shall be in the vernacular language of the locality concerned and a copy of the same shall be forwarded to the Regional office of Chandigarh. Project authorities shall inform the Regional office as well as the Ministry the date of financial closure and final approval of the project by the concerned authorities and the date of commencing the land development work. xvi The Ministry may revoke or suspend the clearance, if implementation of any of the above conditions is not satisfactory. xvii xviii The Ministry reserves the right to stipulate additional conditions if found necessary. The company in a time bound manner shall implement these conditions. The above conditions shall be enforced, inter-alia under the provisions of the Water (prevention & Control of Pollution) Act. 1974, The (Prevention & Control of Pollution ) Act 1981 the environment (Protection) Act 1986, Hazardous Wastes (Management Handling and Trans boundary Movement) Rule, 2008 and the public (insurance) Liability Act along with their amendments and rules. NOC vide letters dated , and have been obtained from J&K SPCB. Note: Construction activities at site are in progress. At present, soil investigation work ( package-iii) at plant site is completed. Main package of the plant i.e. the technology package (Pkg-I) is in the advanced stage of finalization. Civil and Structural works (Package-IV) have been awarded and construction of various building, boundary wall, security gate, water storage tank etc. are in progress. However the progress is slow due to delay in award of main ( Technology pkg). Electrical package (Package-II) for Main Receiving Sub-station will be issued after award of technology package. The work is now expected to be completed after 24 months of award of technology package.