Himachal Pradesh State Expert Appraisal Committee SEIAA, Himachal Pradesh
Ministry of Environment Forest & Climate Change, Government of India, at Department of Environment Science & Technology,
Paryavaran Bhawan, Near US Club, Shimla-1 Ph:0177-2656559,2659608, Fax:2659609
No. HP SEAC/2008, 16-Vol-V Dated:
MINUTES OF THE 48th MEETING OF THE STATE EXPERT APPRAISAL COMMITTEE HELD IN CONFERENCE HALL. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, SHIMLA. ON 18th October, 2016
The 48th meeting of State Expert Appraisal Committee for appraisal of the Project proposals received for Environmental Clearance was held on 18th October, 2016 in the Conference Hall of Department of Environment, Science & Technology, Shimla. The following were present in the meeting:
Sr. Name Designation 1. Sh. S.P. Negi Member acted as
Chairman 2. Sh. Arun Kumar Sharma Member 3. Dr. Bhupinder S. Marh Member 4. Sh. A.N. Gautam Member 5. Dr. Satish Kumar Bhardwaj Member 6. Er. Praveen Gupta Secretary
The Deliberations were started with permission of Chair.
ITEM NO. 1: CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF 47th MEETING OF SEAC:
The minutes of the 47th meeting of SEAC held on 6th September, 2016 were ratified by the committee as per procedure.
ITEM N0.2: APPRAISAL OF CASE APPLICATIONS LISTED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CLEARANCE:
2.1 Mr. Anil Kumar, S/o Bakshi llam, Village-Kangain, Post Office-Bardam, Tehsil-Jaisinghpur, District-Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. Brief outline of the project:
a) Project type b) Project Location
c) Capacity d) Mining Area e) EMP Cost f) CSR Cost
Extraction/collection of Sand, Stone & Bajri. Khasra number 99713 falling in Mauza Jaisinghpur, Mahal Kutahan ofTehsil Jaisinghpur, District-Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. Sand-32,400TPA; sand mixed clay-3,600 TPA 4-34-58 hectare (Shamlat Deh, Pvt. Land, River bed) Capital Cost: 6.2 lakhs; Recurring cost: 2. 7 lakhs Capital Cost: 1.2 lakhs; Recurring cost: 1.2 lakhs
The project proponent applied to HP SEIAA on dated 10.06.2015. The application was scrutinized by SEIAA Secretariat and it was found that as per the certificate issued by Mining Officer, two other mining leases exists within the 500 meter periphery of the area applied out of these mining leases. The Environment Clearance has been already granted to one of mining lease of Sh. Kushal Rana (22-78-04 ha) by SEIAA, Himachal Pradesh on 30.04.2015, therefore, now total area exceeds more than 25 hectare when the other operational mining lease is also falling with in 500 meter radius.
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The letter was sent to project proponent dated 06.08.2016 to apply as per the office memorandum of MoEF &CC dated 24.12.2013 issued under EIA Notification, 2006 and he was requested to apply along with EIA and EMP report prepared on the basis of standard TOR's as prescribed under EIA Notification in the first instance for taking further necessary action in the matter. .
Thereafter, the case was filed by Sh. Anil Sharma on dated 24th September, 2015. The reply was submitted by the Member Secretary, HP SEIAA (Respondent no. 3) on dated 03.12.2015. The Hon'ble High Court on dated 08th August, 2016 passed final orders that,
"In the given circumstances, the petition is disposed of by providing that the petitioner is at liberty to file representation before respondent No. 3 within four weeks from today and respondent No. 3 is directed to consider the same and make decision within four weeks thereafter, after examining the pleadings of the parties''.
The project proponent submitted his representation on dated 08.09.2016 to consider his representation for grant of Environment Clearance. The case was listed before the SEAC accordingly.
After deliberating on the representation submitted by the project proponent and considering the facts placed before the Committee, the SEAC observed that in view of the position stated by the project proponent that he had applied for the grant of EC after Sh. Kushal Rana and that the SEIAA, SEAC never debarred him from applying to the SEIAA for grant of EC prior to Sh. Kushal Rana since year 2011 as per the provisions of EIA Notification, 2006. Whereas now the case in view of the revised notifications issued from MoEF, CC, Gol falls under Bl Category and Cluster Mining, therefore, the project proponent is required to apply as per the provisions of Bl Category projects.
Hence, the SEAC recommended that the EIA report and EMP may be prepared as per standard TORs and case application be accordingly submitted to this office after the public hearing.
In addition the SEAC also recommended that the directions be issued to the project proponent Sh. Kushal Rana, Sh. Baldev Singh Rana, village & Post office Jaisingpur/ Kuthan, Tehsil Jaisinghpur, Distt. Kangra HP to join the and take' part in the public hearing jointly with the present proponent, and in case any issue is raised by the public and same is recommended by the concerned authority which may be required to be attended by the proponent Sh. Kushal Rana, Sh. Baldev Singh Rana the compliance to same shall be ensured by them as well.
2.2 Sh. Kamal Kumar, Mis Bharat Stone Crusher, Village & Post Office-Mawa Sindhiya, Tehsil-Amb, District-Una, Pin-177206, Himachal Pradesh.
Brief outline of the project: a) Project type b) Project Location
c) Capacity d) Mining Area e) EMP Cost f) CSR cost
Extraction/collection of Sand, Stone & Bajri. Khasra number 3979, 3926, 3927, 3977, 3978, 3980, 3930, 3976, 3931 and 3975 situated in Mohal & Mauza..Kuthera, Jaswalan Niebla, Tehsil-Amb, District-Una, Himachal Pradesh. 39,400 TPA. 04-49-31 ha (Private land, river bed) Capital Cost: Rs. 4.34 lakhs; Recurring cost: Rs. 2.49 lakhs Capital Cost: Rs. 1.00 lakhs; Recurring Cost: Rs. 30,000
The proposed lease area is situated in the Soan river, a primary tributary of Satluj river. The mining method shall be adopted to facilitate the replenishment of the excavated of the excavated pits during rainy season.
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The project proponent has applied for grant of Environment clearance on dated 19.11.2015. The project proponent has submitted the form- I, prefeasibility report, buffer map, excavation route map, letter from State Geologist regarding grant of mining lease, letter from Mining Officer dated 21.08.2015 stating that one another mining lease of having 7-24-63 ha falls within the 500 meter from the existing mining lease, approved working cum-Environment management Plan dated 17.02.2014, surface plan, working plan, joint inspection report dated 15.01.2009, Land Revenue records, NOC from DFO-Una dated 27.06.2009, list of flora and fauna from DFO-Una dated 06.10.2015, undertaking regarding list of plant species to be planted in the area, NOC from Gram Panchayat dated 21.11 .2008, letter from Executive Engineer dated 03 .11.2009 regarding NOC for mineral concession in private land, Affidavit regarding CSR activities, detail of air, water and noise environment, site photographs etc.
After deliberating on the information submitted by the project proponent and considering the facts placed before the committee, the SEAC decided to list the case in next Meeting after fulfilling of following observations:
The project proponent shall submit the cross sections of site. The project proponent shall submit bore well permission from concerned authority.
- The project proponent shall submit plantation plan for haulage road. The project proponent shall submit the revised Muck Management Plan with detailed quantification and locations etc. The project proponent shall submit the revised Working Plan Map with scale. The project proponent shall submit revised affidavit w.r.t. EMP & CSR which clearly specify the name of the School/Panchayat etc. where CSR activity is to be implemented with time frame.
2.3 Sh. Pawan Singh, Mis Mahadev Stone Crusher, S/o Sh. Kishan Singh, Village & Post Office-Kandwal, Tehsil-Nurpur, District-Kangra, Himachal Pradesh.
Brief outline of the project:
a) Project type b) Project Location
c) Capacity d) Mining Area e) EMP Cost f) CSR Cost
Mining of Minerals (Extraction/collection of Sand, Stone & Bajri). Khasra number 73113 falling in Mohal Maira Batrah, Mauza Maira Doomel, Tehsil-Nurpur, District-Kangra, H.P. 1, 14, 926 MT/annum. 5-40-07 ha, Private land, river bed. Capital Cost: Rs. 0.70 lakhs; Recurring cost: Rs. 2.25 lakhs Rs. 0.75 lakhs.
The proposed project is river bed mining for extraction of sand, stone and bajri from river bed. The mining area lies in the Chaki khad which is tributary of Beas river.
The project proponent has applied on 10.08.2016. The project has applied online on 29 July, 2016. The project proponent has submitted EMP & CSR cost, site photographs, grant of mining lease letter dated 08.01.2010, letter of Intent dated 30.05.2016, land revenue records, mining plan, joint inspection report dated 26.06.2015, NOC from gram panchayat dated 08.10.2013, NOC from PWD, list of flora and fauna from DFO dated 15 .07.2016, list of fast growing species, distance certificate dated 25.07.2016, proper referencing of important roads, link roads, important villages etc., cross section of the project site at appropriate intervals, certificate of assured source of water supply with lean period discharge and ground water table, detail of air, water and noise environment, list of proposed CSR activities, photographs at least from three angles.etc.
After deliberating on the information submitted by the project proponent and considering the facts placed before the committee, the SEAC decided to list the case in next Meeting after fulf