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Speciality Mixtures of Nutrient Plant NG Conversion Project

Six Monthly Report

Speciality Mixtures of Nutrient Plant

Compliance to the Environmental clearance issued by the Government of India Ministry of Environment and Forests vide letter F. No. J-11011/133/2009- IA II (I) Dated 3rd June, 2009 for setting up of Speciality Mixtures of Nutrients plant of capacity 2,21,000 TPA, at Panambur, Mangalore, Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka by M/s. Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers Ltd.
 
A. SPECIFIC CONDITIONS
Sl.No. Condition Compliance
i) The projects authorities shall ensure zero discharge from the proposed plant. The wastewater generated for the existing plant shall be treated as per the standards prescribed by the Karnataka Pollution Control Board. No utilities shall be developed for this project. We have noted the condition. There is no generation and discharge of effluents from the “Speciality Mixtures of Nutrients plant”.
ii) The project authorities shall not manufacture the raw materials as this plant will be based on mixing process only. There is no manufacture of the raw materials and the plant will be based only on the mixing process.
iii) The project authority shall install dust collection system in fertilizer mixing and bagging plant to control particulate emissions. Bag filters have been installed for collecting the dust and to control particulate emissions.
iv) The company shall carry out air quality monitoring at vent/stacks and regular monitor the gaseous emissions along with particulate matter. The reports shall be submitted to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore, CPCB and SPCB. There is no gaseous emission or any vent/stack for the “Speciality Mixtures of Nutrients plant”. Therefore air quality monitoring of vent/stack is not applicable to the “Speciality Mixtures of Nutrients plant”
v) The ambient air quality shall be monitored at least at 3 locations, minimum one in down wind direction. The location of monitoring stations shall be selected in consultation with the State Pollution Control Board. We have noted the condition.
vi) Data on ambient air quality, stack emissions and fugitive emissions shall be regularly uploaded on the website of the company and submitted on-line to the Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) as well as hard copy once in six months. Data on SPM, SO2 and NOx shall also be displayed outside the premises at the appropriate place for the general public. We would like to submit that there is no gaseous emission from “Speciality Mixtures of Nutrients plant”. Ambient air quality data is being uploaded on company’s website and hard copy is being submitted to Karnataka State Pollution Control Board every month. The hard copies are being submitted to Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) once in six months along with the compliance report. Consolidated ambient air quality data for the last six months i.e. from October 2016 to March 2017 is attached as Annexure – I. Data on PM10, PM2.5, NH3, SO2 and NOx have been displayed outside the premises.
vii) The company shall develop the green belt in 33% area, out of total area to mitigate the effect of fugitive emissions and noise as per the guidelines CPCB. MCF has already developed and maintained a green belt covering an area of about 64 acres. About 63,000 trees are planted in the green belt area.
viii) The company shall implement all the recommendations made in the Charter on Corporate Responsibility for Environmental Protection (CREP) for fertilizer industries for existing and proposed plant. We have noted the condition.
Ix) Occupational health surveillance of the workers shall be carried out on a regular basis and records shall be maintained as per the Factories Act. We have noted the condition.
x) The company shall make the arrangement for protection of possible fire hazards during manufacturing process in material handling. We have noted the condition.
xi) 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, crčche etc. The housing may be in the form of temporary structures to be removed after the completion of the project. We have noted the condition.
B. GENERAL CONDITIONS
i) The project authorities shall strictly adhere to the stipulations of the SPCB/state government or any statutory body. The stipulations made by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board and the State Government are complied with. The compliance report with respect to consent for establishment for the “Speciality Mixtures of Nutrients Plant” is enclosed. Annexure – II.
ii) The gaseous emissions (SO2, HCl, NOx, NH3 fertilizer dust) and particulate matter from various process units shall conform to the standards prescribed by the concerned authorities from time to time. Emission data shall be periodically monitored and reports submitted to Ministry’s Regional Office, CPCB and SPCB. We have noted the condition.
iii) All the wastes generated from the various processes shall be recycled/reuse in the plant and zero discharge shall be maintained. The domestic waste water shall be treated in septic tanks and treated waste shall be used for irrigation in the green belt. There is no liquid effluent discharge, gaseous emissions & solid wastes disposal from the “Speciality Mixtures of Nutrients Plant”. The additional quantity of domestic effluent generated due to “Speciality Mixtures of Nutrients Plant” is treated in the existing domestic effluent treatment plant and the treated water is reused as cooling water makeup.
iv) No further expansion or modifications in the plant shall be carried out without prior approval of the Ministry of Environment and Forests. In case of deviations or alterations in the project proposal from those submitted to this Ministry for clearance, a fresh reference shall be made to the Ministry to assess the adequacy of conditions imposed and to add additional environmental protection measures required, if any. We have noted the condition. No further expansion or modifications in the plant will be carried out without prior approval of the Ministry of Environment and Forests.
v) At no time, the emissions shall exceed the prescribed limits. In the event of failure of any pollution control system adopted by the unit, the unit shall be immediately put out of operation and shall not be restarted until the desired efficiency has been achieved. We would like to submit that there is no gaseous emission from the “Speciality Mixtures of Nutrients Plant”, as the plant is based only on the mixing process.
vi) The locations of ambient air quality monitoring stations shall be reviewed in consultation with the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) and additional stations shall be installed, if required, in the downwind direction as well as where maximum ground level concentrations are anticipated. We have noted the condition.
vii) Dedicated scrubbers and stacks of appropriate height as per the Central Pollution Control Board guidelines shall be provided to control the emissions from various vents. The scrubbed water shall be sent to ETP for further treatment. We would like to submit that, as indicated during the environmental clearance there is no gaseous emission from the “Speciality Mixtures of Nutrients Plant”. Hence stack or scrubbing is not applicable for the proposed plant.
viii) Fugitive emissions in the work zone environment, product, and raw materials storage area shall be regularly monitored. The emissions shall conform to the limits imposed by the State Pollution Control Boards/Central Pollution Control Board. There are no any fugitive emissions in the work zone environment, product, and raw materials storage area as this plant will be based on mixing process only..
ix) The project authorities shall strictly comply with the rules and guidelines under Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemicals Rules, 1989 as amended in October 1994 and January, 2000 and Hazardous Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1989 as amended from time to time. Authorization from the SPCB shall be obtained for collection, treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous wastes. We have noted the condition.
x) The overall noise levels in and around the plant area shall be kept well within the standards by providing noise control measures including acoustic hoods, silencers, enclosures etc. on all sources of noise generation. The ambient noise levels shall conform to the standards prescribed under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 Rules, 1989 viz. 75 dBA (day time) and 70 dBA (night time) We have noted the condition.
xi) The company shall develop rain water harvesting structures to harvest the run off water for recharge of ground water. We have noted the condition.
xii) The company shall undertake eco-developmental measures including community welfare measures in the project area for the overall improvement of the environment. The eco-development plan should be submitted to the SPCB within three months of receipt of this letter for approval. The eco-development plan has been submitted to Karnataka State Pollution Control Board vide letter No.10602/KSPCB/565 dated 26.08.2009 and implementation is completed.
xiii) The project proponent shall also comply with all the environmental protection measures and safeguards proposed in the EIA/EMP report. We would like to bring to your kind attention that the good office of Ministry of Environment and Forests has decided that no EIA is required for the proposed expansion. Therefore this clause may not be applicable to the proposed “Speciality Mixtures of Nutrients plant”.
xiv) A separate Environmental Management Cell equipped with full fledged laboratory facilities shall be set up to carry out the Environmental Management and Monitoring functions. We have noted the condition.
xv) The project authorities shall earmark adequate funds to implement the conditions stipulated by the Ministry of Environment and Forests as well as the State Government along with the implementation schedule for all the conditions stipulated herein. The funds so provided shall not be diverted for any other purpose. We have noted the condition.
xvi) The implementation of the project vis-a-vis environmental action plans shall be monitored by the concerned Regional Office of the Ministry/SPCB/CPCB. A six monthly compliance status report shall be submitted to monitoring agencies and shall be posted on the website of the company. We have noted the condition.
xvii) 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 the SPCB and may also be seen at Website of the Ministry at http://envfor.nic.in .  This shall be advertised within seven days from the date of issue of the clearance letter; at least in two local newspapers 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 concerned Regional Office of the Ministry As per the condition we have advertised in English daily "Deccan Herald" and in Kannada daily "Prajavani" on 19.06.2009 about the environmental clearance accorded by the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India for “Setting up of Speciality Mixtures of Nutrients manufacturing plant of capacity 2,21,000 TPA (Micronutrients-10,000 TPA, Speciality Fertilizers-1,00,000 TPA, Fertigation products–11,000 TPA and Soil conditioners–1,00,000 TPA)”. A copy of the same has been forwarded to the Ministry's Regional Office, Bangalore vide letter No. 10602/MOEF/527 dated 20.06.2009.
xviii) The 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 start of the project. Project is financed by the internal source. Hence the date on financial closure is not applicable to this project. The approval has been obtained for the project by the concerned authorities. As indicated in covering letter installation and commissioning of plant equipment is completed.

 


Annexure-I

Ambient Air Quality inside MCF premises from October 2016 to March 2017

Details Particulate Matter (size less than 10 µm) or PM10,µg/m3 Particulate Matter (size less than 2.5 µm) or PM2.5 ,µg/m3 Ammonia µg/m3 Sulphur Dioxide as (SO2) µg/m3 Oxides of Nitrogen as (NO2) µg/m3 Carbon
Monoxide
(CO)mg/m3
Hydrocarbon
µg/m3
Fluorine
µg/m3
National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Industrial Area
( 24 hours)
100 60 400 80 80 4 (1 hour) Not specified Not specified
October 2016 Maximum 69 40 69 12 14 0.50 ND ND
Minimum   20 10 <5 <5 <5 <0.1
November 2016 Maximum 69 39 72 12 14 0.55 ND ND
Minimum   20 10 <5 <5 <5 <0.13
December 2016 Maximum 71 41 69 12 14 0.51 ND ND
Minimum   21 11 <5 <5 <5 <0.16
January 2017 Maximum 70 42 70 13 15 0.50 ND ND
Minimum   22 12 <5 <5 <5 <0.15
February 2017 Maximum 69 39 71 13 13 0.48 ND ND
Minimum   23 15 <5 <5 <5 0.17
March 2017 Maximum 67 35 66 11 11 0.45 ND ND
Minimum   19 15 <5 <5 <5 <0.15

ND - Not detectable

 


Annexure-II

Compliance to the conditions stipulated in the consent for the expansion (CFE) for setting up ‘Speciality Mixture of Plant Nutrients’ unit of capacity 2,21,000 MTPA. Consent order No. PCB 557 HPI 07/5619 dated 19th March 2009.

I WATER CONSUMPTION 
  1.  There shall not be any additional water consumption from the expansion programme.
No additional fresh water is required for the proposed ‘Speciality Mixtures of Plant Nutrients’ unit.
II. WATER POLLUTION CONTROL 
  1.  There shall not be any additional generation of trade effluent in the expansion programme. There is no liquid trade effluent from the ‘Speciality Mixtures of Plant Nutrients’ unit.
III. AIR POLLUTION CONTROL 
  There shall not be any additional air pollution source in the expansion programme. There is no additional air pollution source and hence no gaseous emission from the proposed ‘Speciality Mixtures of Plant Nutrients’ unit.
IV. GENERAL:
  1.  The industry shall not change or alter -
(a) raw materials or manufacturing process,
(b) change the products or product mix
(c) install/replace/alter the water or air pollution control equipments without the prior approval of the Board.
We have noted the contents
  2.  The applicant shall comply with all the Rules and guidelines issued from time to time. The rules and the guidelines issued from time to time is being complied with.
  3.    The Board reserves the right to review, impose additional condition or conditions, revoke, change or alter the terms and conditions. We have noted the contents.
  4.  This CFE does not give any right to the Party/Project Authority/Industry to forego any legal requirement that is necessary for setting/operation of the plant. We have noted the contents.
  5.  This consent for establishment is valid for 5 years.  We have noted the contents.
  6.  The industry shall furnish point wise compliance to the conditions given under this consent for establishment within 30 days. We have noted the contents.
  7.  All other terms and conditions mentioned in the earlier Consent for Establishment are remains unaltered. We have noted the contents.
  8.  Applicants shall comply with the directions given during Personal hearing held on 29-02-2009. Directions given during Personal hearing held on 29-02-2009 are complied with.  
 
 
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