Quarry Operations

4.5 Loading, Unloading & Secondary Breaking
Machinery
1. Hydraulic Rock Breakers
2. Dump Trucks
3. Wheel Loaders
4. Excavators

1. Operative time would be 6.00h to 18.00h.
2. Secondary blasting would be carried out with blasting mat, sand bag, used tires, steel plate to prevent fly rocks.

Rock Blasting, Rock Blasting Arrangement

5.0 Social & Environmental Control
A suitable and qualified Environmental officer would be appointed for the project and he will the primary point of contact for assistance with all environmental issues with in the project. A complaint register would be maintained to enter all public complaints and matters related to environmental and social aspects with suitable method of receiving complaints.

5.1 Disposal of Debris and Spoil

(a) All debris and residual spoil material would be disposed only at locations
(b) The debris and spoil would be disposed in such a manner that waterways and drainage paths are not blocked.
(c) Any approval on this manner if necessary would be obtained from the relevant local authorities.

5.2 Protection of Ground Cover & Vegetation
(a) Construction vehicles, machines and equipments would be used and stationed in the areas of work.
(b) Necessary instructions would be provided to all drivers and operators not to destroy ground vegetation cover unnecessarily.

5.3 Soil Failures & Prevention of Soil Erosion
(a) All necessary steps would be taken to ensure the stability of slopes.
(b) Slopes of cuts which are unduly exposed to erosive forces would be graded and covered with suitable material.
(c) During the rainy season, the works that lead to heavy erosion would be avoided.

5.4 Contamination of Soil by Fuel & Lubricants
(a) Vehicles, machinery and equipments maintenance would be carried out in designated locations approved by the Engineer.
(b) Adequate measures such as not discharging on the ground and accordance with the CEA guidelines would be taken against pollution of soil by spillage of petroleum products, waste oil, untreated waste water etc.

5.5 Disposal of Harmful Construction Wastes

(a) A list of harmful, hazardous and risky chemicals or material if any and the places where such chemicals or materials are dumped would be provided.
(b) Any area including water bodies contaminated would be cleaned up as per the Engineer.

5.6 Protection of Water Sources & Quality
(a) Adequate precautions would be taken to protect all the sources of water such as wells, springs etc.
(b) Existing canals and streams would not be blocked temporally and permanently. If diversion or closure or blocking of canals and streams is required for the execution of work, approval would be first obtained from the Engineer by writing.

5.7 Siltation of Water Bodies
(a) Embankment slopes, slopes of cuts would not be exposed to erosive forces and they should be covered with suitable covering material such as grass etc.
(b) Typical measures such as use of proper berms, dikes, slope drains at appropriate locations would be provided to prevent siltation of water bodies.
(c) Construction materials containing fine particles would be placed not subjected to flooding.

5.8 Contamination of Water from Construction Waste
(a) Measures would be taken to prevent the waste water from entering directly into streams, water bodies etc.
(b) Oil, grease and other contaminants would be removed from the waste water from vehicle and plant maintenance.
(c) Wastage of water would be also minimized.
(d) Adequate and appropriate facilities for disposal of sewerage and soil waste would be provided.
(e) All waste arising from the work would be disposed in a manner that is acceptable to the Engineer and as per the guidelines of the CEA.

5.9 Flood Prevention
(a) All measures would be taken to keep all drainage paths and drains clear of blockage at all time.
(b) All preventive measures would be taken to avoid any aggravate floods.

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