AIR AND SOIL POLLUTION CONTROL CRITERION FOUR

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The intent of this criterion is to minimize air and soil pollution due to construction activities.

Maximum Points : 1

1) Appraisal

Appraisal – 1 ( Mandatory for 0 points )

Adopt at least six measures to minimize air and soil pollution during construction.

  1. Provide 3 m high continuous barricading along the site boundary.
  2. Provide wheel washing facility/gravel bed at all vehicular entrances and exits of the site.
  3. Ensure diesel generator sets are in compliance with CPCB norms and have an exhaust with stack height of at least 2 m from the top of the generator with a cap.

Appraisal – 1 ( Optional for 0 points )

  • Implement a spill prevention plan for storage of diesel, admixtures, curing compounds, bitumen, and other hazardous material.
  • Ensure that fine aggregate, excavated earth, and other construction material with a tendency to get airborne are covered or are sprinkled regularly with non-potable STP water.
  • Ensure sprinkling of water on unpaved pathways on the site with non-potable water in order to mitigate air pollution.
  • Limit the speed of vehicular movement on site to 10 km/h.
  • Ensure that vehicles carrying waste materials out of the site are covered.

Appraisal – 2 ( Optional for 1 points )

  • Ensure that the soil erosion channels are constructed and they are connected to a sedimentation tank in order to reduce movement of soil outside the site throughout the construction phase of project.

2) Compliance

Compliance – 1

  • Submit tender document (relevant section only) mentioning the measures to be taken by the contractor during the construction phase to prevent air and soil pollution. It must also include the construction of soil erosion channels and sedimentation tank for demonstrating compliance with Appraisal – 1 ( Mandatory / Optional for 0 points ) and Appraisal – 2 ( Optional for 1 points ).

Compliance – 2

  • Submit narrative along with date-stamped photographs describing various strategies adopted on site to minimize air and soil pollution during construction phase for demonstrating compliance with Appraisal – 1 ( Mandatory / Optional for 0 points ).

Compliance – 3

  • Submit narrative and date-stamped photographs (for every month until the drainage line is laid) of soil erosion channels such that they are connected to a sedimentation tank demonstrating compliance with Appraisal – 2 ( Optional for 1 points ).

Compliance – 4

  • Submit site management plan (.dwg format) highlighting the locations of strategies implemented on site to minimize air and soil pollution during construction and soil erosion channels connected to a sedimentation tank demonstrating compliance with Appraisal – 1 ( Mandatory / Optional for 0 points ) and Appraisal – 2 ( Optional for 1 points ).

Compliance – 5

  • Submit test reports of smoke released from the exhaust of all the DG sets on site (minimum three reports to be shared over the entire period of construction) indicating that emission parameters are within permissible limits, as prescribed by the CPCB, demonstrating compliance with Appraisal – 1 ( Mandatory / Optional for 0 points ). (Refer to Appendix 2A).

Compliance – 6

  • Submit copies of challans if treated STP water is being used on site to demonstrate compliance with Appraisal – 1 ( Mandatory / Optional for 0 points ).

Compliance – 7

  • Submit a short video (duration of at least 2 minutes) indicating the functioning of soil erosion channels and sedimentation tank during the monsoon period every year, demonstrating compliance with Appraisal – 2 ( Optional for 1 points ).

Compliance – 8

  • Submit calculations indicating that the sedimentation tank is of sufficient capacity to manage storm water runoff for demonstrating compliance with Appraisal – 2 ( Optional for 1 points ).

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