Guidelines for Industries

The APPCB follows a set of guidelines in granting Consent for establishment to different industries. The guidelines that different industries have to follow are given below based on the Industry type. Please click on your relevant industry to access guidelines.

Guidelines for Cement Grinding Units  (Upto 50 TPD)

bulletleaf-green   The distance between the boundary of the site and boundary of the

i) National Highway shall be -100 m

ii) State High way shall be – 50 m

iii) M.D.R./Village roads shall be – 25 m

bulletleaf-green   The minimum distance between the boundary of the site and human habitation (boundary of Town, Village etc.) shall be 500 m as the pollution is anticipated from fugitive emissions only.

bulletleaf-green   Green belt of 20 m width shall be developed along the boundary.

bulletleaf-green   Total area of land acquired – Ac. 1.5

bulletleaf-green   Minimum capacity of the unit shall be 20 TPD.

bulletleaf-green   Bag filter for grinding as well as cement silo either combined or separately to be provided for units with capacity more than 50 TPD.

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Stone Crushing Units

bulletleaf-green   The distance between the boundary of the site and boundary of the

i) National Highway shall be -500 m

ii) State High way, MDR and other roads shall be -100 m

bulletleaf-green   The distance between the boundary of the site and human habitation (boundary of Town, Village etc.) shall not be less than 800 m.

bulletleaf-green   Preferably located near the quarries.

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Dairy Units

bulletleaf-green   There shall be a 5 m width of green belt along the boundary of the site in the 50 m width buffer zone of the stone crushing unit. This green belt shall be developed on outer side of the buffer zone so as to act as a barrier.

bulletleaf-green   Total area of land acquired – Ac. 3 to 5.5 depending up on surroundings

bulletleaf-green   The distance between the boundary of the site and boundary of the

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LPG Bottling Unit (Upto 100 tonnes storage)

bulletleaf-green   The distance between the boundary of the site and boundary of the

i) National Highway shall be -100 m

ii) State High way shall be – 50 m

iii) M.D.R./Village roads shall be – 25 m

bulletleaf-green   The distance between the boundary of the site and human habitation (boundary of Town, Village etc.) shall be at least 500 m .

bulletleaf-green   Total area of land acquired – Ac. 3.0

bulletleaf-green   Minimum capacity of the plant shall not be less than 5 KLD

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Cashew Processing Unit

bulletleaf-green   The distance between the boundary of the site and boundary of any road shall be at least 100 m

bulletleaf-green   The minimum distance between the boundary of the site and human habitation (boundary of Town, Village etc.) shall be 1 km

bulletleaf-green   Total area of land acquired – Ac. 5.0

bulletleaf-green   On site emergency plan to be prepared before the activity is commenced i.e. before the trial production.

Drum Process

bulletleaf-green   To be located 1 km away from habitation

bulletleaf-green   No new units to be allowed in Palasa, Kasibugga & Mogilipadu.

bulletleaf-green   Distance between 2 units shall be 500 m.

bulletleaf-green   A distance of 500 m shall be maintained between the boundary of site and the Edge of National & State Highway.

bulletleaf-green   A distance of 100 m shall be maintained from boundary of site and Edge of B.T. Roads in the Districts.

Boiling Process

bulletleaf-green  To be located 300 m away from habitation.

bulletleaf-green  No new units to be allowed in Palasa, Kasibugga, Mogilipadu in the districts of Srikakulam &  Vizianagaram and Vetapalem in the District of Prakasham.

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Guidelines for Sponge Iron Units

bulletleaf-green   The distance between the boundary of the site and boundary of the

  • National Highway shall be         -100 m
  • State High way shall be              –  50 m
  • M.D.R./Village roads shall be    –  25 m

bulletleaf-green  The minimum distance between the boundary of the site and human habitation
(boundary of Town, Village etc.) shall be 500 m.

bulletleaf-green  Green belt of 20 m width shall be developed along the boundary.

bulletleaf-green  Total area of land acquired – Ac. 1.5

bulletleaf-green  Bag filter has to be provided for the pulverizer.
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Para Boiling Rice Mills

bulletleaf-green   Category-I: Plat form (Solar) drying system

bulletleaf-green   Category-II: Elevator type (forced drying) system

bulletleaf-green   Boiling will be done in one shift in case of Cat-I and two shifts in case of Cat-II.

bulletleaf-green   Husk is to be stored in a closed shed only.

bulletleaf-green   The air pollution control equipment shall be installed to meet the standards prescribed (SPM- 115.mg/Nm3)

bulletleaf-green   The wastewater shall be treated to meet the standards prescribed  by the MoE&F, GOI  to dispose on land
within the premises of the industry.

bulletleaf-green   Boiler ash shall be stored in a separate closed shed in one of the corners of the site away from habitation and
roads until its final disposal to brick manufacturers.

bulletleaf-green   ETP Sludge disposed  into secured landfill.

Area of Land:

bulletleaf-green   Plant  : Ac. 0.5 and  ETP : Ac. 0.5

bulletleaf-green    To utilise 10 KLD of wastewater Ac. 1.0 of land is  required

bulletleaf-green    10 m wide green belt shall be developed along the boundary.

bulletleaf-green   The total area of land required to set up the  plant is as follows:-

Capacity TPD Effluent discharge m3/day Area of land required for land application in  acres. Total area. acres
20 25 2.50 3.50
25 30 3.0 4.0

Note: For the units who have adopted forced drying system Ac. 0.5 land may be deducted from the total area of land mentioned above.

General

bulletleaf-green   The new units shall be located at least 0.5 km away from human habitation I.e. boundary of the village/town
etc.

bulletleaf-green   The new units shall not be located in the catchment area of drinking water source

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Pesticide Formulation Units

bulletleaf-green    No clusters of pesticide formulation units shall be permitted.

bulletleaf-green   The quality of product (after mixing) shall be ensured and certified by agricultural department before going into commercial production. The certificate shall be produced before the APPCB while applying for CFO or when the unit goes for expansion.

bulletleaf-green   The proponent has to substantiate the break-up the capital cost so that a proportionate amount is justified for pollution control measures for odour or dust causing products /processes.

bulletleaf-green   The solid, liquid and gaseous formulation units shall have extraction and scrubbing systems for mitigation of smell or to avoid any accidental leakages of poisonous gases.

bulletleaf-green   Bag filters shall be installed to trap particulate matter at all dust emission points in the process.

bulletleaf-green   Dry mopping vacuum cleaning of floor shall be adopted instead of wet floor washing and vessel cleaning as it prevents water contamination.

bulletleaf-green   Solid waste/drums shall be detoxified and they only disposed off by incineration or to the scrap dealers.

bulletleaf-green   The unit shall  be located at least a raidal distance of 1 km away from any human habitation excluding APIIC IEs/IDAs.

bulletleaf-green   All odour causing chemicals in the formulation units shall be stored in a separate place within the premises.

bulletleaf-green   The units shall have at least 50-80% open area other than the factory built up area.

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Sponge Iron Units – Guidelines / Code of practice for Pollution prevention for Sponge Iron Plants (CPCB)

bulletleaf-green   Air Pollution

Stack Emission from Kiln

i) Adequately designed ESP or any other adequate air pollution control system/combination of system should be installed to achieve the prescribed stack emission standards

As installation and operation of Pollution Control Equipment for plants with less than 100 TPD capacity is not economically viable, therefore, it is recommended that plants with less than 100 TPD shall not be permitted in future.

Program for phasing out old plants having capacity less than 100 TPD shall be worked out by the State Pollution Control Board.

ii) All Pollution control equipment should be provided with separate electricity meter and totaliser for continuous recording of power consumption. The amperage of the ID fan should also be recorded continuously. Non-functioning of Pollution control equipment should be recorded in the same logbook along with reasons for not running the Pollution Control Equipment.

iii)  The safety cap/emergency stack of rotary kiln type plant, which is generally installed above the After Burner Chamber (ABC) of feed end column should not be used for discharging untreated emission, bypassing the air pollution control device.

iv)  In order to prevent bypassing of emissions through safety cap and non-operation of ESP or any other pollution control device, software controlled interlocking facility should be provided on the basis of real time data from the plant control system, to ensure stoppage of feed conveyor, so that, feed to the kiln would stop automatically, if safety cap of the rotary kiln is opened or ESP is not in operation. The system should be able to take care of multiple operating parameters and their inter relations to prevent any possibility of defeating the basic objective of the interlock. The system should be foolproof to prevent any kind of tempering. The software based interlocking system, proposed to be installed by industry should be get approved by the concerned State Pollution Control Board, for its adequacy, before installation by the industry.

v)  Mechanical operated system for timely collection and removal of the flue dust generated in ESP or any other pollution control device shall be installed.

Stack Emission from de-dusting units

All de-dusting units should be connected to a stack having a minimum stack height of 30 m. Sampling porthole and platform etc. shall be provided as per CPCB emission regulation to facilitate stack monitoring. De-dusting units can also be connected to ABC Chamber and finally emitted through common stack with kiln off-gas emissions.

Fugitive Emission

The measurement may be done, preferably on 8-hour basis with high volume sampler. However, depending upon the prevalent conditions at the site, the period of measurement can be reduced.

bulletleaf-green   Effluent Discharge

All efforts should be made to reuse and re-circulate the water and to maintain zero effluent discharge.
Storm water / garland drain should be provided in the plant.

bulletleaf-green   Noise Control

The industry should take measures to control the Noise Pollution so that the noise level standards already notified for Industrial area are complied.

bulletleaf-green   Solid Waste Management

Char
Char should be mixed with coal or coal washery rejects and used as fuel in Fluidized Bed Combustion Boilers (FBC) for generation of power. The plants having capacity 200 TPD and above should install Fluidized Bed Combustion Boilers (FBC) for generation of power. Also the smaller capacity individual Sponge Iron Plants (Capacity upto 100 TPD) and operating in cluster can collectively install common Fluidized Bed Combustion Boilers (FBC) for power generation. The Sponge Iron Plant are free to explore other options / possibilities to use char for generation of power. Char can be sold to local entrepreneurs for making coal briquettes. It can also be mixed with coal fines, converted to briquettes and used in brick kilns.

Under no circumstances char should be disposed off in agricultural fields/other areas. Logbook for daily record, of Char production and usage must be maintained by the industry and the record shall be made available to officials of CPCB/SPCB/PCC during inspection.

Kiln Accretions
The kiln accretions are heavy solid lumps and can be used as sub- base material for road construction or landfill, after ascertaining the composition for its suitability and ensuring that it should not have any adverse environmental impact.

Gas Cleaning Plant (GCP)/Scrubber Sludge
The sludge should be compacted and suitably disposed off after ascertaining the composition for its suitability and ensuring that it should not have any adverse environmental impact.

Flue Dust / Fly ash
Flue dust is generated from air pollution control system i.e. ESP or any other air pollution control system installed with kiln. Secondary flue dust is also generated from Bag Filters or any other air pollution control equipment installed with Raw Material Handling, Coal Crusher, Cooler Discharge and Product house unit. The reuse/ recycling of the flue dust generated / collected may be explored and suitably implemented.

Fly ash brick manufacturing plant should be install for fly ash utilization. Fly ash can be utilized in cement making by Cement industry also.

Bottom Ash
Bottom ash may have objectionable metallic compounds, therefore should be stored in properly designed landfills as per CPCB guidelines to prevent leaching to the sub-soil and underground aquifer.

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Solid waste management program should be prepared with thrust on reuse and recycling. Solid waste disposal site should be earmarked within the plant premises. The storage site of solid waste should be scientifically designed keeping in view that the storage of solid waste should not have any adverse impact on the air quality or water regime, in any way.

The various types of solid wastes generated should be stored separately as per CPCB guidelines so that it should not adversely affect the air quality, becoming air borne by wind or water regime during rainy season by flowing along with the storm water.

bulletleaf-green   Raw Material handling and Preparation

i)  Unloading of coal by trucks or wagons should be carried out with proper care avoiding dropping of the materials from height. It is advisable to moist the material by sprinkling water while unloading.

ii)  Crushing and screening operation should be carried out in enclosed area. Centralized de- dusting facility (collection hood and suction arrangements followed by de-dusting unit like bag filter or ESP or equally effective method or wet scrubber and finally discharge of emission through a stack) should be provided to control Fugitive Particulate Matter Emissions. The stack should confirm to the emission standards notified for de-dusting units. Water sprinkling arrangement should be provided at raw material heaps and on land around the crushing and screening units.

iii)  Work area including the roads surrounding the plant shall be asphalted or concreted.

iv)  Enclosure should be provided for belt conveyors and transfer points of belt conveyors.
The above enclosures shall be rigid and permanent (and not of flexible/ cloth type enclosures) and fitted with self- closing doors and close fitting entrances and exits, where conveyors pass through the enclosures. Flexible covers shall be installed at entry and exit of the conveyor to the enclosures, minimizing the gaps around the conveyors.In the wet system, water sprays/ sprinklers shall be provided at the following strategic locations for dust suppression during raw material transfer:

– Belt conveyor discharge/ transfer point
– Crusher/screen discharge locations

bulletleaf-green   Waste Heat Recovery Boiler (WHRB)

Sponge Iron Plants of capacity more than 100 TPD kilns shall use Waste Heat Recovery Boiler (WHRB) for generation of power.

bulletleaf-green   Cooler Discharge and Product Separation Unit

Permanent and rigid enclosures shall be provided for belt conveyors and transfer points of belt conveyors. Dust extraction cum control system preferably bag filters or ESP to arrest product loss in cooler discharge and product separation area shall be installed.

bulletleaf-green   Char based Power Plant

For plant having capacity of 200 TPD of cumulative kiln capacity, the power production through FBC boiler using char as a part of fuel, is a viable option. Power generation through FBC boiler using char as a part of fuel be implemented in a phased manner within 4 years of commissioning and targeting for 100% utilization of char.

Individual Sponge Iron Plants of capacity upto 100 TPD and located in cluster can install a common char based power plant collectively.

bulletleaf-green   New Sponge Iron Plants

i)  No New Sponge Iron Plant will be commissioned without installation of Pollution control systems as stipulated in the Standards. The concerned State Pollution Control Board will accord consent to operate only after Physical verification of the adequacy of the Installed pollution control systems for meeting the standards and stipulated conditions in the consent to establish.

ii)  All new kilns shall have the independent stack with the kiln or multi-flue stacks in case two or more kilns are joining the same stack for better dispersion of pollutants.

iii)  Any entrepreneur having more than 2×100 TPD kiln may install WHRB for power generation, as it’s a techno-economic viable option. For plants having capacity of 200 TPD or more, power generation using char in FBC Boiler as part of fuel is techno-economic viable option, therefore, new plants must install FBC boiler for power generation at the time of installation of the industry.

iv)  Any new sponge iron plant being installed along with the other downstream facilities of converting the sponge iron into steel with/without further processing the steel should meet the target of 100% utilization of sensible heat of DR (Direct Reduction) Gas and Char for power generation. Wet scrubbing system for kiln off-gas treatment for such plants should not be opted.

bulletleaf-green   General Guidelines

i)  Extensive plantation/Green belt shall be developed along the roads and boundary line of the industry. A minimum 15 m width Green Belt along the boundary shall be maintained. However, the green belt may be designed scientifically depending upon the requirement and local and mix species of plants may be selected for the green belt.

ii)  Monitoring of stack emissions, fugitive emissions, trade effluent and noise level shall be done as per CPCB regulations.

iii)  Pollution control systems shall be operated as an integral part of production to ensure minimum emissions. Pollution Control System shall start before conveyor operation/operation of plant. Similarly pollution control system shall be stopped only after completion of conveyor operation/operation of plant so that possibility of dust settlement in ducts can be eliminated. Continuous evacuation of dust (from Dust catchers, ESPs, Bag filter hopper etc.) shall be organized.

bulletleaf-green   Siting Guideline for Sponge Iron Plants
Siting of new sponge iron plants shall be as per respective State Pollution Control Board guidelines. However the following aspects shall also be considered:

i)  Residential habitation (residential localities/ village) and ecologically and/or otherwise sensitive areas: A minimum distance of at least 1000 m (1.0 km) to be maintained.

ii)  The location of Sponge Iron Plant should be at least 500 m away from National Highway and State Highway .

iii)  Radial distance between two Sponge Iron Plants should be 5 km for plants having capacity 1000 TPD or more.

iv)  Sponge Iron Plants can be established in designated industrial areas / Estates as notified by State Govtan be eliminated. Continuous evacuation of dust (from Dust catchers, ESPs, Bag filter hopper etc.) shall be organized.

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Sitting Guidelines for Transportation / Communication System

bulletleaf-green   The distance between the boundary of the site and boundary of the

i) National Highway shall be -100 m

ii) State High way shall be – 50 m

iii) M.D.R./Village roads shall be – 25 m

bulletleaf-green   It is applicable to industries other than 9 categories of industries mentioned above, for which specific guidelines are formulated by APPCB/CPCB.

bulletleaf-green   These guidelines are not applicable to the plots located within industrial estate.

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