Overview of The Project

M/s. IndianOil Petronas Private Limited (IPPL) is a joint venture company, promoted by two FORTUNE Global 500 oil majors, one of them being Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) an d the other being Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), Malaysia, the national oil company of Malaysia. The Joint Venture which came into existence in August, 1997 with a Joint Venture Agreement under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, was formally incorporated on 3rd December, 1998, by the formation of a Private Limited Company, with 50:50 Equity Participation of both the promoting companies

IPPL has set up a State - of - the - Art of LPG Import/Export Terminal at Athipattu Village, Ponneri T aluk, Thiruvallur District ( near Ennore , Chennai ) at a cost of around 520 Crore, with the designed capacity of 600,000 MT per annum . In this regard, M/s. IndianOil Petronas Pvt. Ltd. has obtained Environmental Clearance (EC) from Ministry of Environment & Forest (MoEF) vide File No. J - 11011/433/2006 - IA II ( I) on 28 th April 200 8 . As per the EC, MoEF has stipulated specific and general conditions for the sustainability of environment. In this view, IPPL has complied those stipulated EC conditions as per the g uidelines of Ministry of Environment & Forest (MoEF ). It has been commissioned on 2 nd August, 2012. The status on Compliance to conditions stipulated in EC is discussed hereunder

S.No. A. Specific Conditions Compliance
1 The company shall comply with all the commitments made during public hearing/public consultation Complied. A detailed reply is furnished hereunder
S.No. Public Hearing Query Compliance
a Request for change o f name from Ennore Bottling Plant to Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. to Athipattu Bottling Plant Complied . Name of the company is M/s. IndianOil Petronas Pvt. Ltd. as per Certificate of Incorporation.
b Request by Athipattu Panchayat President for communi ty development programme to be launched. Water supply scheme to Athipattu Village Panchayat (Pudunagar Zone) in Minjur for 50% of estimate was approved by the project proponent at an estimated cost of Rs. 1,34,55,000 (Rupees One crore thirty four lakhs fif ty five thousand only). Awaiting for District collector’s permission to execute the work
c Request for preference be given to local people regarding job opportunities Local people 60 nos . including 7 women were given job
d Request for laying of cemen t road upto Manali National Highway Authority of India is talking necessary steps to construct two lane to four lane road.
e Request for performing air quality monitoring once in six months. Complied. Report o f analysis conducted by CPCB/NAB L recognized agency . Totally 12 parameters has been analysed and all are within the limits as per NAAQ 2009 standards.
f Advised by the District Collector not to dig additional bore wells. Complied. There are no bore wells in the plant premises. Water is being supplied from Sea-water Desalination Plant at Katupalli.
g Request for job opportunities to be presented to local people and to provide drinking water to Athipattu Village. Please refer replies made under items b and c.
h Request for details on the quantity of materials to be imported and storage facilities. Consent for establishment has been obtained from TNPCB vide consent order no.4510 dated: 25.07.2008 for Annual throughput of 5,76,000 MT & Total storage capacity of 45900 MT.
S.No. A. Specific Conditions Compliance
2 The project authorities shall strictly comply with the provisions made in Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemicals Rules 1989, as amended in 2000 and the Public Liability Insurance Act for handling of hazardous chemicals etc.
Necessary approvals from Chief Controller of Explosives must be obtained before commission of project. Requisite On-site and Off-site Disaster Management Plans will be prepared and implemented.
Complied. Approval has been obtained from PESO for operation of terminal including pipeline vide license no: S/HO/TN/03/838(S-44960) Dated: 31.07.2012 & 19.07.2013
On-Site and Off-Site Disaster Management Plan has been submitted to Dy. Inspector of factories and awaiting for approval.
3 The company shall obtain all requisite clearances for fire safety and explosives and shall comply with the stipulation made by the respective authorities. Complied. Approval has been obtained from PESO for operation of terminal including pipeline vide license no: S/HO/TN/03/838(S-44960) Dated: 31.07.2012 & 19.07.2013.
Fire service license renewed from Fire and Rescue Services vide license no.1459/2013 Dated: 08.07.2013.
4 Regularly monitoring of VOC and HC in the Work Zone Area in the Plant shall be carried and data be submitted to Ministry’s Regional Office at Bangalore, CPCB and State Pollution Control Board. Quarterly monitoring of fugitive emissions will be carried out as per Guidelines of CPCB. Complied. Total VOC - 1.22 mg/Nm3 tested on 14.08.2013 and Total VOC- 0.71 mg/Nm3 tested on 19.04.2013.
5 Regularly Ambient Air Quality Monitoring shall be carried out for VOC and HC besides other parameters in ambient air around the Plant. The location and results of existing monitoring stations will be reviewed in consultation with the concerned State Pollution Control Board based on the occurrence of maximum ground level concentration and downwind direction of wind. Additional Stations shall be set up if required. It will be ensured that at least one monitoring station is set in up-wind and in down-wind direction along with those in other directions. Complied. Air Quality Monitoring is done and parameters are within the NAAQ limits. Stack Monitoring (DG Sets & Boiler Chimney) are done and parameters are within MOEF limits. Hydrocarbon detection is done and parameters are less than Lower Explosive Limit (LEL).
6 The company shall install automatic leak detection system supported hooters or alarm system. Complied.
Automatic leak detection system:
* Gas Detector – 49 nos (Sensing range 20% of LEL)
* Flame Detector – 14 nos
* Smoke Detector – 83 nos
* Heat Detector – 17 nos
* CCTV – 8 nos
With shut down / alarm/ visual indications are available.
7 Occupational health surveillance of workers shall be done on a regular basis and records maintained as per the Factory Act. Annual Health check up done for Occupational health surveillance of Employees (40 nos) is done. Contract Workers (60 nos) are covered under ESI scheme.
8 The company shall obtain permission for drawl of ground water from CGWA/CGWB, if ground water is used. Water is supplied by M/S. Chennai Metro Water Limited, Sea Water Desalination Plant at Kattupalli village, Minjur and there is no bore well inside plant.
9 Spent resin (0.3 TPA), waste lube oils (20.01 TPA) from compressors and pumps and 3-5 drums per month of Ethyl Mercaptan shall be generated as solid/hazardous waste. Spent resins from DM water plant shall be stored in HDPE sealed containers at separate covered secured storage area till returned to suppliers. Waste lube oil slurry shall be used as anticorrosive measures on pipe line supports and HDPE empty drums of Mercaptan shall also be stored in a covered secured area and shall be returned to suppliers. Waste compressor oils shall be used as anti corrosive measures on supports of pipelines. Complied. Approval has been obtained from TNPCB for collection, storage and disposal to authorised recyclers for 0.9 KL / Year vide Authorisation no : 4250 Dated: 16.08.2012. Waste Lube oil disposed – 0.9 KL to M/s. Quality Lube Product Pvt Ltd on 30.03.2013. Mercaptan is purchased and handled in closed returnable containers and there is no waste generated.
10 Greenbelt shall be developed to mitigate the effect of fugitive emission all around the plant in a minimum 30% plant area in consultation with DFO as per CPCB guidelines. Total Plant Area: 110 Acres
Green Belt Area to be covered is 22 Acres.
22 acres of land is covered by planting 1500 nos trees saplings. Further area of green belt land shall be developed in coming years.
11 Noise level will be within the approved limits of 80 dB (A). The practice of acoustic plant design shall be adopted to limit noise exposure for personnel to an 8 hr time weighted average of 90 dB (A). Analysis has been done and parameters are within 75dB (A) as per CPCB limits and within 90dB
(A) as per CPCB/TNPCB limits for work zone.
Mean Leq. Noise Level – 72.4 dB (A) day time.
Mean Leq. Noise Level – 71.6 dB (A) night time.
12 The company shall harvest surface as well as rainwater from the rooftops of the buildings proposed in the project and storm water drains to recharge the ground water and use the same water for various activities of the project to conserve fresh water. Complied. Rainwater from roof and plant areas are collected through storm water drains and stored at RWH pond. Capacity of RWH Pond is 22,000 KL.
Harvested Water is used for gardening to conserve Metro water consumption.
13 The company shall take all possible efforts to control odour nuisance. Proper SOP followed for good housekeeping practices to prevent odour nuisance.
14 The company shall make the arrangement for protection of possible fire hazards during manufacturing process in material handling. Complied. Please refer replies made under items 2 & 6 for Fire Protection & Leak Detection System.
Monthly on-site drills are conducted as per Fire Organisation Chart. Half yearly on/off site drills are conducted in presence of Factories dept.
S.No. B. General Conditions Compliance
1 The project authorities must strictly adhere to the stipulations made by the concerned State Pollution Control Board (SPCB), the State Government and any other statutory body. Complied
2 No further expansion or modification in the plant shall be carried out without prior approval of the Ministry of Environment and Forests. Adhered. Original TNPCB approval was taken for 5.7 lacs MT.
3 The overall noise levels in and around the plant area shall be limited within the prescribed standards by providing noise control measures including acoustic hoods, silencers, enclosures etc. on all sources of noise generation. The ambient noise levels should conform to the standards prescribed under EPA Rules, 1989 viz. 75 db(A) (day time) and 70 db(A) (night time). The ambient noise level will be maintained as per the standards prescribed under EPA Rules, 1989.
4 The project authorities will provide adequate funds both recurring and non-recurring to implement the conditions stipulated by the MoEF as well as the State Government along with the implementation schedule for all the conditions stipulated herein. The funds so provided should not be diverted for any other purpose. Green Belt – 7 lacs
Occupational Health centre- 21 lacs
Funds for recurring expenditure is 10 lacs per annum for maintaining all the above.
5 The stipulated conditions will be monitored by the concerned Regional Office of this Ministry/Central Pollution Control Board/State Pollution Control Board. A six monthly compliance report and the monitored data should be submitted to them regularly. It will also be displayed on the website of the company. Complied.
Report shall be displayed on the company website
6 The project proponent should inform the public that the project has been accorded environmental clearance by the Ministry and copies of the clearance letter are available with the State Pollution Control Board and may also be seen at the website of the MoEF at This should 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 should be forwarded to the concerned Regional office of this Ministry. Complied.
7 The date of Financial Closure and final approval of the project by the concerned authorities and the date of commencing the land development work as well as the commissioning of the project will be informed to the Ministry and its Regional Office. Land development work was commenced after obtaining Consent to Establish from TNPCB (25-07-2008). The operation of project was started after obtaining Consent to Operate from TNPCB (06-07-2012).
8 Proper House Keeping and adequate occupational health programmes shall be taken up. Regular Occupational Health Surveillance Programme for the relevant diseases shall be carried out and the records shall be maintained properly for at least 10 years. Sufficient preventive measures shall be adopted to avoid direct exposure to emission and other hydrocarbons etc. Complied.
Good housekeeping practices are being maintained in the plant premises.
9 A separate environment management cell with full fledge laboratory facilities to carry out various management and monitoring functions shall be set up under control of a Senior Executive. • Periodic monitoring of emissions and report any abnormalities for immediate corrective Measures.
• Periodic monitoring of ambient air quality, ground and surface water quality.
• Periodic noise monitoring of the building zone and surrounding area.
• Regular monitoring of storm water drains.
• Green belt plantation, maintenance, development of other forms of greenery.
• Regular monitoring of garbage wastes.
• Development & maintenance of schemes for water conservation.