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List of clearances required for Power Plant

1) Industrial Entrepreneur Memorandum acknowledgement given by Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

2) Memorandum of understanding to be signed with State Govt.

3) Land Acquisition for Power Plant, Ash Dyke, Dam site, colony, Coal handling, cross country pipeline, coal conveyor etc. which comprises of following type of lands

i. Govt land

ii. Private land

iii. Forest land


Procedure for Land Acquisition

i) Government land

a. Identify the land coming under project site

b. Meet the patwari of that particular village on which particular land is coming and then prepare Khasra Map indicating various location of the land

c. List the name of owners coming under that particular area based on Khasra Mapping

d. After preparation of list of land owners a No Objection Certificate is to be obtained from Local Gram Panchayat.

e. With all the above-mentioned information i.e. Khasra Map, List of land Owners, NOC from Gram Panchayat, Land Diversion application if forest or agricultural land is coming under construction.

f. With all the information sited above:- Local Government issue Section-4 Notification stating that so and so govt land is to be acquired by the Project Owner and if any one of the land owner having any sort of objection can write to them with in 30 days of date of issue of Notification. If any objection is received with the time frame specified by the govt. than the issue shall be discussed and resolved through public hearing.

g. Based on the evaluation cost of land required by the Owner (Non forest and non Agricultural) and application fee for diversion of forest or agricultural land, Govt decides the total amount to be paid by the land user and request to deposit the actual cost to the govt.

h. Once the applicable fees is paid, govt issues Section 6 stating the given land is acquired by the ultimate user and issues payment cheques to various land owners who had sell their land.

i. Once section 6 is issued, the land is presumed to be under custody of the Owner.

ii) Private Land

a) Acquisition of private land is similar to acquisition of Govt land and procedure indicated in sl no. a,b & c for acquisition of govt land is same.

b) Further, after preparation of list of land owners, direct dealing with the land owner with negotiations can be performed to purchase the land.

c) Once the desired land is purchased, than the same shall be communicated to the local government for their information and records.

iii) Forest land

a) Diversion of forest is required and permission from regional MoEF is required if the land is < 5 Ha and if the land is more than 5 Ha then clearance from central MoEF is required. For details please refer Annexure-A

4) Environmental Clearance for Power Plant, Dam, Coal Mines and other requirement etc.

a. State Pollution Conservation board (SCPB). If the investment involved in the Green field project is less than Rs.100.00 Crore or project cost of expansion of existing plant is less than 50 crore than in that case only State Pollution Conservation Board Clearance is sufficient and we need not to go to MoEF for environmental clearance, however, if the project cost is more than 100 Crore or cost of expansion of existing plant is more than 50 Crore or the location of plant involves two or more states or forest land is coming under the circumference of 25 kms from the project site then in that case MoEF clearance is required.

b. Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF). For MOEF clearance following procedures has to be done

i. Phase-I Screening : Submit the application for Site clearance to MoEF. If the site clearance is not granted than search for alternative site and again submit the application for site clearance.

ii. The site clearance provided by MoEF have certain conditions, if the site selected meet all the conditions than proceed for Environmental Clearance Phase-II (Siting, EIA report Preparation, public hearing etc)

iii. Phase-II:-

1. Step-1 Base line data collection

2. Step-2 EIA report preparation and other approvals including Central Regulation Zone (CRZ) for coastal area.

a. If Diversion of Forest < 5 Ha is involved than apply for regional MoEF however , for forest area > 5 Ha apply to Central MoEF clearance.

b. If use of ground water is involved than a hydrological report is to be submitted along with EC applicatio.

c. Obtain Approvals for Electricity, Water Supply (Ground Water Board or irrigation Department or Municipal Corporation etc.) and Explosives Storage/Hazardous substances (if applicable)

d. Finalize Application and Environmental Appraisal Questionnaire

3. Step 3

a. Public Hearing required

b. Submit requisite number of copies of executive summary.

c. Submit one copy of EIA, air and water consent application Form-1 and Form-13

d. Advertise and conduct public hearing by SPCB.

e. Obtain details of public hearing.

f. Obtain NOC from SPCB

g. The above-mentioned Step 3 involves approx 60 days.

iv. Phase-III

1. Step-1

a. Submission of Documents (EIA– 20 copies, EMP, NOC, Public Hearing details, DPR) to MoEF

2. Step 2

a. Review by IAA

b. If IAA feels that the data provided in sufficient than, the expert committee will submit their assessment over the report and application.

3. Step- 3

a. Expert committee will submit their recommendation to IAA.

4. Step- 4

a. If the project is accepted than MoEF clearance is granted for 5 years, however, if the case is rejected than case is closed. Reconsideration may be considered in some cases.

5. Step 1 to 3 requires approx 90 days and step 4 requires approx 30 days.

3. Water Drawl Permission.

a. Drawl from Perennial River:- Approval from State Govt in which river is falling. Data such as Water feasibility Report, Guage Discharge and Index MAP indicating the location of Power Plant, River pump house etc. to be submitted to Principal Secretary, Water Resource Department for state clearance.

b. If, more than one state is involved in drawl of water from the river then in such case permission from Central Water Commission (CWC) is required.

c. If construction of Dam is required, Construction of Dam Permission, Water Drawl Permission, Royalties to be paid etc.

4. Fuel Linkage Clearance

a. If coal is to brought from outside agency i.e. no captive coal mine is allocated than permission for coal linkage is required, which involves following procedures

i. Permission for railway sidings in case rail transportation is required from the nearest railway line.

ii. Way of right for railway sidings

iii. Three Party agreement etc.

b. Allotment of coal blocks as per the requirement from Coal Ministry, Govt of India.

c. Coal Mining Plan is to be prepared and approved from State Govt.

5. Civil Aviation Clearance for construction of any sky rise building including chimney from Airport Authority of India.

6. Permission from State Govt for Construction Power.

7. Permission from State Govt for Construction Water.

8. Permission for Use for explosives

9. Consent to Establish from the State Environmental Board for setting up the thermal Power Plant.

10. Consent to Operate and maintain from the State Environmental Board for setting up the thermal Power Plant.

 

List of Clearances Required for Power Projects

Sl.No

ITEM

AGENCY

REMARKS

STATUTORY CLEARANCES

1.

COST ESTIMATESAny Power project involving capital expenditure exceeding the limit fixed by Govt. Needs to be scrutinised by CEA for examination of salient features and benefits which may accrue therefrom

CEA

Required under Section 29 of Electricity (Supply) Act, 1948 (E/S)Act, 1948.

2.

TECHNO-ECONOMIC CLEARANCE/ CONCURRENCE OF CEA:By CEA after examination of

  1. River works/dams to be put up for hydro and for water availability for thermal plants.
  2. Greatest possible economic output of electric power.
  3. Transmission lines and Systems.
  4. Reasonableness of the Scheme
  5. Site location for optimum utilisation of fuel resources, distance from load centres, transportation facilities, water availability and environmental considerations.

CEA

Under section 30 of Electricity (Supply) Act,  1948 SEBs/ State Govts . Concerned Ministries of Coal,  Petroleum & Natural Gas,  Railways Surface Transport.

3.

PUBLICATION Schemes to be published in the Official Gazette/ local newspapers as the generating company may consider necessary along with a notice for at least two months and modification if any consequent to public representation.

State Govts

Section 29 clause (2),(3),(4) and (6) ES Act, 1948State Govts.

4.

WATER AVAILABILITY:

State Govt. CWC

Interaction between State Govt.=s Deptts & CWC required.Relevant Irrigation Act of the State & Central / Water Commission

5.

SEB CLEARANCE

SEB State Govt.

Sec 44 E/S Act, 1948

6.

POLLUTION CLEARANCE WATER AND AIR

SPCB

Water Prevention & Control Pollution Act 1974 Air/Prevention & Control of Pollution Act 1981

7.

FOREST CLEARANCE

State Govt Min.of E&F

Coordination with State Forest Deptt. Min. of Environment & Forest (regarding Forest Conservation Act 1980)

8.

ENVIRONMENT & FOREST CLEARANCE

- do -

As per item 6, 7 & Govt. Policy in force

9.

CIVIL AVIATION CLEARANCE FOR CHIMNEY HEIGHT

National Airport Authority

10.

REGISTRATION OF COMPANY

Registrar of Comp-anies

Under Indian Companies Act, 1956

11.

REHABILITATION & RESETTLEMENT OF DISPLACED FAMILIES BY LAND ACQUISITION

MoEF/State Govt.

12.

HYDRO PROJECTS(MINI-MICRO)

Ministry of Water Resources

Under Relevant Acts.

13.

EQUIPMENT PROCUREMENT

DGTD/ CCI&E*

Import & Export Acts.

NON-STATUTORY CLEARANCES

14.

LAND AVAILABILITY

State Govt.

15.

FUEL LINKAGE

Deptt of Coal,Deptt. of Petroleum & Natural Gas

16.

FINANCING

CEA, Deptt. of Power, Deptt of Eco. Affairs,Financial Institutions

17

TRANSPORTATION OF FUEL

Deptt of Coal,Min. of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Ministry of Railways, Shipping & Surface Transport

* Not required any more

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