Environment

Environmental Information

 

Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizer Corporation Limited (BVFCL) is located in the South Eastern border   of Dibrugarh district in the far eastern part of Assam. Its latitude and longitude are 27010/N & 95021/E respectively and is situated at an elevation of 123 meters above Mean Sea Level

The name of Hazardous Wastes generated/ stored and its quantities are as given below:

Position  w.r.t. Hazardous Wastes:

Name of the Hazardous Wastes Quantity (as on 31.03.13)
(a) Spent Catalyst
(b) Used Oil
(c) Chromate Sludge(d) Discarded Lead Acid Batteries
(e) Arsenic Wastes
 64800     kg
20280     Ltr
40930     kg
155 Nos.
850    M3

*    The Chromate Sludge generation from blowdown of Cooling Towers employing chromate based treatment system has been totally discontinued with the adoption of non-chromate type polymer based treatment for cooling waters.

**  Generation of Arsenic Sludge has stopped since 1994 with the stopping of operation of Namrup–II plants. Namrup-II plants have been revamped and arsenic sludge generation has been totally discontinued adopting non-arsenic type Glycin process route.

***   Used oil is sold to those parties only which are registered and authorized by Central Pollution Control Board.

 

Hazardous Chemicals Handled and Stored

Chemicals Storage Capacity Max. Quantity Produced/Consumed Licence No. for Horton Sphere
Ammonia      (Namrup-III) 1500 MT (MAX) 558 MT per day S/HO/AS/03/14
Ammonia     (Namrup-II) 1500 MT (MAX) 480 MT per day S/HO/AS/03/35
Sulphuric Acid (Purchased only) 100 MT (Namrup-III) &  60 MT (Namrup-II) Purchased as per requirement —-

Hazardous Wastes: Authorization No:WB /OTWA/HW-43/04-05/11, Dated.23.06.04 which was valid for 5 years and renewal application has already been submitted to the concerned authority. Renewed authorisation is yet to be received.

 

Type of Wastes Quantity Generated During 2011-12 Quantity Generated During 2012-13 Quantity Stored (As on 31.03.13)
Metal Waste   (Spent Catalyst) Nil Nil 64.80 MT
Used Oil 0.82 KL 1.20  KL 20.28 KL
Chromate Waste 40.929 MT
Arsenic Waste 850.00 M3
Discarded  Lead Acid Batteries 110 Nil 155 Nos. *

* All 155 Nos. were sold in the 1st quarter of 2013-14

Bio-Medical Waste: Renewal Application for Consent to Operate under Bio-Medical Waste Rule is submitted and consent obtained periodically

SUB-SOIL WATER NEAR  H.W.  STORAGE SITE (for 31.03.2013)

pH 7.8
Ammoniacal Nitrogen (average) 50
Chromate NIL
Arsenic NIL

 

On-Site Emergency Plan Updated  &  in Operation

 

Policy Under PLI ACT No:1517332712000020 for Rs. 15 Crores (01.04.13 to 31.03.14)
Consent to operate under Water and Air Act: WB/DIB/T-200/08-09/371/358 dated 27.06.13 for the period upto 31.03.2014.
Policy Under PLI ACT No:1517332712000020 for Rs. 15 Crores (01.04.13 to 31.03.14)
Consent to operate under Water and Air Act: WB/DIB/T-200/08-09/371/358 dated 27.06.13 for the period upto 31.03.2014.