STATE LEVEL ENVIRONMENT Dr. R.ANNAMALAI,I.F.S., IMPACT ASSESSMENT AUTHORITY, TAMILNADU,
Tamilnadu Pollution Control Board Premises,76, Mount Salai, Guindy,Chennai- 600 032. No.SEIAA/TN/EC/5(f)/004/F-133/2008 Dated: 5.01.2009
The Authorised Signatory,M/s Actavis Pharma Manufacturing
Plot No: 16, 17, 31 & 32, SIDCOPharmaceutical Industrial Estate,Alathur, Chengalpattu Taluk,Kancheepuram District
SEIAA - Proposed change in product mix – M/s Actavis PharmaManufacturing Private Limited, Plot No: 16, 17, 31 & 32, SIDCOPharmaceutical
Kancheepuram District. - Environmental Clearance - reg.
This has reference to your application No. AMPL/API/ENV/08/003 dated
4.08.08 to the SEIAA, Tamil Nadu along with Form-1 and other details for the
Proposed change in product mix at Plot No: 16, 17, 31 & 32, SIDCO Pharmaceutical
Industrial Estate, Alathur, Chengalpattu Taluk, Kancheepuram District seeking
environmental clearance under the Environment Impact Assessment Notification,
2006. The proposal has been appraised by the State Level Expert Appraisal
Committee as per the prescribed procedure in the light of provisions under the EIA
Notification, 2006 on the basis of the mandatory documents enclosed with the
application Viz., the Application Form- I, and REIA report and the additional
clarifications furnished in response to the observations of the State Level
Environment Impact Assessment Authority in its meeting held on 16th & 17th
September 2008 and 14th-15th, November 2008.
It is noted interalia that the project proposal is for Environmental Clearance for
the manufacture of 1) Alfuzosin - 0.0167 TPM, 2) Aripiprazole – 0.0167 TPM,
3) Atrovastatine – 0.7500 TPM, 4) Bosentan – 0.0167 TPM, 5) Colpidogrel – 0.8333
TPM, 6) Duloxetine – 0.0667 TPM, 7) DMAIA – 0.0167 TPM, 8) Entacapone –
0.2083 TPM, 9) Eletrioptan – 0.0417 TPM, 10) Imatinib – 0.0833 TPM,
11) Imiquimod – 0.0042 TPM, 12) Isradipine – 0.0250 TPM, 13) Irbesartan- 2.0833
TPM, 14) Lercanidipine – 0.0417 TPM, 15) Letrazole – 0.0017, 16) Levetiracetam –
0.9167 TPM, 17) Levofloxacin – 1.2500 TPM, 18) Midodrine – 0.0083 TPM,
19) Moxonidine-0.0021 TPM, 20) Nebivolol – 0.0167 TPM, 21) Nisoldipine – 0.0167
TPM, 22) Olanzapine – 0.0417 TPM, 23) Pantoprazole – 0.5000 TPM,
24) Pregabalin – 0.0167 TPM, 25) Pramipexole – 0.0017 TPM, 26) Pioglitazone –
0.1667 TPM, 27) Quetiapine – 0.4167 TPM, 28) Residronate – 0.025 TPM,
29) Rosiglitazone – 0.0333 TPM, 30) Repaglinide – 0.0083 TPM, 31) Rivastigmine –
0.0083 TPM, 32) Sildenafil – 0.0833 TPM, 33) Telmisartan – 0.2500 TPM,
34) Tizanidine – 0.0250 TPM, 35) Tolterodine – 0.0083 TPM, 36) Ziprasidone –
0.0500 TPM at Plot No: 16, 17, 31 & 32, SIDCO Pharmaceutical Industrial Estate,
Alathur, Chengalpattu Taluk, Kancheepuram District by M/s Actavis Pharma
Manufacturing Private Limited. The total land area of the project is 1.781 Hectares.
The total cost of the project is Rs. 28.3 Lakhs. Water requirement of 63 KLD will be
sourced from Private supply. The wastewater generated from process (57 KLD) will
be treated in the effluent treatment plant. Domestic effluent (5 KLD) will be treated in
the sewage treatment plant. The total power requirement of the project will be
sourced from Tamil Nadu Electricity Board. The existing 320 KVA DG set will be
replaced with 1000 KVA. The hazardous waste generated (23.77 T/Y) will be
Collected and stored in a weather proof shed.
The project activity is listed at 5 (f) in the Schedule of EIA Notification, 2006
and is of B2 Category. Public Hearing/consultation not required for the project as it is
located in a notified SIDCO industrial complex at SIDCO Pharmaceutical Industrial
Estate, Alathur, Chengalpattu Taluk, Kancheepuram District.
The SEAC after due consideration of the relevant documents, information
furnished by you, has recommended to the SEIAA, Tamil Nadu to grant
Environmental Clearance to this project subject to certain conditions. The proposal
was considered by SEIAA, Tamil Nadu in its meeting held on 26.12.2008 and as the
public consultation is not required for the project, the SEIAA hereby accords
Environmental Clearance to the above project under the provisions of EIA
Notification dated 14th September, 2006 based on the recommendations of the
SEAC subject to the strict compliance of the following terms and conditions:
SPECIFIC CONDITIONS - Environment Management Measures
“Consent for Establishment” shall be obtained from the Tamil Nadu Pollution
Control Board and a copy shall be furnished to the SEIAA, Tamil Nadu before
taking up of any construction activity at the site.
Domestic effluent and trade effluent generated from the unit shall be treated in
the Sewage treatment plant and Effluent treatment plant and the treated
sewage and trade effluent shall satisfy the standards prescribed by the Tamil
Treated sewage shall be utilized for gardening/green belt development within
Treated trade effluent shall be utilized for cooling tower makeup as
The Proponent shall obtain necessary permission from the competent
Authority for the extraction of ground water / transport of water to the project.
The project authorities shall strictly comply with the provisions of the
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 the Chief Controller of
Explosives must be obtained before commissioning of the project. Requisite
On-site and Off-site Disaster Management Plans shall be prepared and
The project authorities shall provide adequate funds both recurring and non-
recurring to implement the Environmental Management Measures stipulated
by the SEIAA along with the implementation schedule for all the conditions
stipulated herein. The funds so provided should not be diverted for any other
A separate Cell with adequate, technically competent staff should be
appointed to operate the Environmental Control measures and the cell should
report directly to the top Executive of the plant premises.
Regular 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 shall be ensured that at least
one monitoring station is set up in up-wind & in down-wind direction along with
Occupational health surveillance of worker shall be done on a regular basis
and records maintained as per the Factories Act, 1948.
Proper House keeping and adequate occupational health programme 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.
The proponent shall undertake periodical health monitoring of the workers
with special reference to the impact on the respiratory and renal system and
maintain the document and appropriate monitoring gadget to be deployed to
The overall noise levels in and around the plant area shall be kept well within
the standards prescribed by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board by
providing noise control measures on all sources of noise generation. The
ambient noise levels shall conform to the standards prescribed under the
Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 Rules, 1989 viz. 75 dBA (day time) and 70
HCl, HBr, and Ammonia emissions from the reactors/process vents shall be
provided with suitable scrubbers and condensers. Scrubber shall have
Regular monitoring of VOC and HC in the Work Zone Area in the Plant shall
be carried out and data be submitted to SEIAA and TNPCB. Quarterly
monitoring of fugitive emissions shall be carried out as per the Guidelines of
The Company shall harvest surface as well as rainwater from the rooftops of
the buildings in the project and storm water drains to recharge the ground
water and use the same water for the various activities of the project to
The Proponent shall furnish an undertaking that they will abide by the
conditions/recommendations mentioned in the REIA report furnished by them.
Greenbelt shall be developed to mitigate the effect of fugitive emission all
around the plant in a minimum 30% plant area in consultation with the District
Forest Officer as per CPCB guidelines.
ETP sludge Hazardous Solid waste from process shall be collected and
stored in a weather proof shed. Handling and disposal of Hazardous waste
Stringent odour control measures shall be implemented to prevent odour
nuisance totally to the neighbourhood population and industrial units in a
It is mandatory for the project proponent to furnish to the SEIAA, Half yearly
compliance report in hard and soft copies on 1st June and 1st December of
each calendar year in respect of the conditions stipulated in the prior
The Environmental Clearance does not absolve the applicant/proponent of
his obligation/requirement to obtain other statutory and administrative
clearance from the concerned statutory and administrative authorities.
No further expansion or modifications in the plant shall be carried out
without prior approval of the SEIAA. In case of deviations or alterations in
the project proposal from those submitted for clearance, a fresh reference
shall be made to the SEIAA to assess the adequacy of conditions imposed
and to add additional environmental protection measures required, if any.
Occupational health surveillance of the workers shall be carried out on a
regular basis and records shall be maintained as per the Factories
Proper House keeping programmes shall be implemented.
Usage of Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) by all employees/
The project proponent shall also comply with all the environmental
protection measures and safeguards proposed in the EMP report.
The project proponent shall advertise in at least two local newspapers
widely circulated in the region, one of which shall be in the vernacular
The project has been accorded Environmental Clearance.
Copies of Clearance letters are available with the Tamil Nadu Pollution
Environmental Clearance may also be seen on the website of the
The advertisement should be issued within 7 days from the date of issue of
the clearance letter and a copy of the same shall be forwarded to the SEIAA.
The SEIAA may revoke or suspend the clearance, if implementation of any
of the above conditions is not satisfactory.
The SEIAA reserves the right to stipulate additional conditions, if found
necessary. The company in a time bound manner shall implement these
The above conditions will be enforced, inter-alia under the provisions of
the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, the Air (Prevention
& Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986,
the Hazardous Wastes (Management, Handling and Transboundary
Movement) Rules, 2008 and the Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991 along
Member Secretary, State Environment Impact Assessment Authority, Tamil Nadu.
1. The Secretary to Government, Environment & Forests Dept,Govt.of Tamil Nadu, Fort St.George, Chennai-600 009.
2. The Chairman, Central Pollution Control Board, Parivesh Bhavan,
CBD Cum-Office Complex, East Arjun Nagar, New Delhi 110 032.
3. The Member Secretary, Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board,76, Mount Salai, Guindy, Chennai-600 032.
4. The CCF, Regional Office, Ministry of Environment & Forest (SZ),Kendriya Sadan, IV floor, E&F wings, 17th Main Road,
Koramangala II Block, Bangalore – 560 034.
5. Monitoring Cell, I A Division, Ministry of Environment & Forests,Paryavaran Bhavan, CGO Complex, New Delhi 110 003.
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