QUESTIONNAIRE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL
APPRAISAL OF PORTS AND HARBOUR PROJECTS
1. General Information
Note: Details in respect of items 4-7 are to be supplied in respect of major developmental works.
1.1 Name of the Port/Harbour
Area under Direct control (defined as controlled area) Name of the official to whom correspondence may be addressed.
Attach organizational chart and give details of the total staff in action for day to day execution of the work.
(Note: Make a special mention of the Environmental officers, if any, and their duties)
1.5 Approach and Charts
Is the port connected with a river/canal system? (if yes, give details)
Enclose a detailed layout map for transportation system for approach to and from the harbour.
Describe any other means of transportation including railway system with marshalling yard, etc.
List of hydrographic charts in use for operational purpose and any other charts applicable.
List of industries adjoining the harbour from which discharges of pollutants may effect the ecology of the harbour.
1.6 Please indicate minimum and maximum water depth in:
1.7 Give the list of in-house publications/reports (enclose one copy of each)
2. Berthing, Docking and Handling Facilities
Note: Details under this section are required to be supplied in case of major expansion programmes, involving substantial additions to port's handling capacity.
2.1 Berthing Facilities
Total number and types of berths/wharfs
Give complete details of dimensions, water depths and major handling facilities on the above berths
together with the length and size of the vessels which can be accommodated. The type of cargo normally handled at these berths likely to cause pollution.
2.2 Docking facilities
Nos. and principal dimensions of
ks in the event of pollution hazard.
2.3 Seagoing Facility
2.4 On Shore Handling Facilities
2.5 Any other relevant information
3. Warehousing and Storage Facilities
Note: Details under this section are required for projects relating to warehousing facilities, independently or as part of a major project.
3.1 Number of warehouses with dimensions
3.2 Number of temporary sheds with dimensions
3.3 Number of transit sheds with dimensions
3.4 Number of dangerous cargo sheds, if any
3.5 Number and area of open spaces available for storage purposes
3.6 Do Warehouses have railway store s/facilities?
3.7 Are open spaces available with sliding facilities?
4. Amenities Available
Note: Details are required for projects involving creation of additional facilities. However details on existing amenities must also be provided.
4.1 Power- Electrical
4.2 Power-Coal and oil based
Give details of power generation based on coal or oil and the source of supply of inputs.
4.3 Fresh Water
Sources of fresh water supply - Consumption rates (months),during past 5 years
Give brief description of Public railway Public roadways Other modes
Give brief description and distance of housing colonies for
4.6 Green Belt
5. Traffic and Cargo Handling
Indicate figures for the past five years and the projections for the next five years
Indicate figures for the past five years and projections for the next five years
5.3 Shipping Movement
Nos. and types of ships loading/unloading per annum during past 5 years
6. Bunkering Facilities, Oil Residue Facilities and pipelines
6.1 Bunkering Facilities
6.2 Facilities for Reception of Oily Wastes from Ships
(a) Type of facilities available in the port
No. of units
Capacity per unit (m≥)
Total capacity (m≥)
For both fixed and mobile facilities give each type of oily waste which the facility can receive, and indicate
(b) Dirty Ballast Water
- Maximum receiving rate m 3 /hour
- Maximum continuous throughput m3/hour
(d) Scale and sludge (from tank cleaning operations prior to docking)
(e) Oily Mixtures contaminated by Chemical Cleaning Agents
(f) Oil contaminated bilge water
6.3 Additional information
I(a) If the discharge of "clean ballast" (as defined in the International Convention for the Prevention of
Pollution from Ships 1973) is prohibited by national legislation, please indicate the receiving capability of
contamination by certain chemical cleaning agents, restriction on type (s) of oil accepted? If so, please
specify these in detail.
6.4 Planned Facilities
Information on enlarging existing facilities or constructing new facilities:
- Are there any plans to enlarge the existing capacity? If so, please indicate.
Are there new facilities planned? if so, please give the same particulars as requested for existing f acilities and indicate when these new facilities are expected to be operational.
7. Hazardous Toxic and Dangerous Materials
Give details of toxic and dangerous materials handled by the port and their periodicity
Also provide details of Disaster Management Plans for spills or accidents involving these materials.
8. Oil Pollution and Petrochemical Complexes
8.1 Estimated Inputs
Give the estimated inputs of petroleum hydrocarbons entering into the harbour and adjoining coastal waters from Marine transportation Offshore oil production Coastal oil refineries Industrial wastes Municipal wastes Urban run off River run off Natural seeps Atmospheric rain out
8.2 Corrective Measures
What corrective measures/arrangements exist in port for oil pollution in terms of:
8.3 Contingency plan
Do you have any contingency plan for major oil spillage at sea ? If yes, give details.
8.4 Reporting of Accidents
How do you report accidents involving spillage of oil at sea? (Attach proforma if so available)
8.5 Coordinating Agency
Is there any coordinating authority for pollution abatement in the case of oil spillage while lading/unloading, leakages from machinery/tanks and ship discharge etc., If so, give its composition, and functions.
8.6 Petro-chemical Compl8xes
Is there a petro-chemical complex near the port. If so, give
9. Waste Disposal and Inventory of Upstream Pollution Sources
(a) Estimates of effluents discharged from:
(b) What quality standards are prescribed for treated effluents for port?
(c) Is any portion of the waste water proposed to be recycled.? If so, give details.
(d) How would it affect your operations if all your water intakes were down stream and all your effluents were to be discharged upstream of the port?
(e) Are there any stagnant waters in the closed basins of the harbour and docking area?
(f) Give details of the flushing arrangements made for the stagnant waters.
(g) What methods are proposed to be adopted for the handling and disposal of sludge from the treatment plants.
(h) Give characteristics of waste waters for:
(i) What other specific toxic substances are being discharged into the harbour waters.? Please specify the nature and its composition.
9.2 Solid Wastes
(a) What is the nature of solid wastes present at the port premises ?
(b) What are the quantities and methods adopted for the disposal of solid waste?
(c) What is the amount of spillage from cargo handling operations ?
(d) Can any portion of the solid wastes be recovered or re-utilised? if yes, give details.
(e) Would disposal of solid wastes create pollution of air, water or soil. If yes, please explain.
9.3 Sewage Treatment
(a) Provisions and state of sewage treatment plants(STP) on board ships approaching the harbour-area, annually during past 5 years.
(b) Give the total quantity of waste water discharged per day from
(c) What mechanisms are being adopted for the discharge of waste water at present from different sources:
(d) What is the type of treatment being given, if any, to the waste water. Give details and flow chart.
(e) What is the point of final discharge (to be indicated in the map)
(f) What would be the impact of sewage discharge upstream of port ?
9.4 Air Pollution
(a) Indicate the existing estimates of emissions in the port area by way of burning fuel from
(b) What is the nature and composition of these emissions?
(c) Do you have any air pollution control systems at your premises? Give details (e.g. collectors, precipitators, scrubber etc.)
(d) What are the prescribed quality standards for gaseous emissions.
9.5 Noise Pollution
(a) What are the major sources and frequencies of noise in port premises ?
(b) Are safety levels specified for workers in different areas of port premises being exceeded ?
9.6 Electro-Magnetic Transmission (Constant or Intermittent)
Are there any transmissions from: (give details)
9.7 Thermal Pollution
Give details of all cooling water discharges in/near port.
10.1 What different types of accidents have occurred during the past 10 years in the port or can occur in shipping and harbour operations ?
(Give the exhaustive list of possible accidents like collisions, fire, sinking machine failure involving crane operations, navigation and communications, vessels carrying hazardous toxic cargo, corrosive materials, failure of power supply, sabotage, failure of harbour security and protection measures etc.)
two broad categories:
10.3 What are the preventive measures taken so far to minimise such possibilities and combat the situation arising out of such accidents ?
10.4 What are the corrective measures available and organisation thereof ? Explain.
10.5 What has been the impact of accidents on the workers and the environment in the controlled area ?
10.6 What has been the impact of such accidents on the coastal population in the adjoining areas ?
11. 1 Describe giving capability, manpower, readiness and other details of (separately for onshore and offshore)
11.2 What are your plans for updating and improving the emergency facilities ?
11.3 What are your training and manpower development plans for optimal utilisation of above facilities ?
11.4 Describe the contingency plan in the event of natural catastrophe, enemy action/sabotage, operational failure/ negligence or equipment failure/malfunctioning.
11.5 Are such emergency plans being periodically tested, evaluated and improved upon by performing mock drills ? if so, with what frequency ?
11.6 Give the details of shore-based medical facilities for the workers and other concerned staff.
12. Port/Harbour Development Activities
12.1 Elaborate the proposed plan of action for the next ten years.
12.2 List out major equipment/ machinery being procured and/ or proposed to be acquired during the next ten years.
12.3 What development activities are being undertaken or approved for: - New construction -Reclamation - Extension and modernisation for Berthing Breakwaters Loading Unloading Storage Midstream anchorage Widening and deepening of channel Repairs Sanitation/sewage
12.5 What dredging equipment is used for this purpose by
12.6 Please state the area of vegetative cover/agricultural land being affected by the proposed harbour/port development.
12.7 Please state the area to be reclaimed for port activities.
12.8 What are the major assets of the area
- Energy generation centres
- Scientific institutions
- Cultural such as historical monuments
12.9 Do you see any interlinkages with the on-going port/ harbour development activities with the following:
(Please explain and give adequate data to support it)
13. Environmental and Biological Parameters
Give the current figures for the following:
(a) Monthly Temperatures
(b) Monthly mean relative humidity (normal and extremes)
(d) Monthly sea-level pressure
(e) Monthly Visibility
(f) Monthly Waves-give the values of the wave heights experienced so far for the port area and the adjoining coastal waters .
(h) Monthly Density
(k) Give the frequency and intensity of cyclones experienced so far.
(I) Tidal Information
(m) Sediment Transport
(n) Seismic characteristics of the region.
(o) Fresh water influx
13.2 Biological parameters
(a) Give the existing estimates and monthly variations for the following:
(b) Infectious water carried diseases
What is the incidence of following diseases among the port work force and neighbourhood?
What is the quantity level of Hg in local fisheries?
Has tainting of sea floods ever been reported in or around the port?
14. Pollution Control set-up
14.1 Give details of pollution control set up presently in operation.
14.2 What improvement do you plan in the next five years?
14.3 What is the level of expertise of the person incharge of pollution control ?
14.4 How do you monitor the different kinds of pollution at present or propose to monitor in future.
14.6 What national/international legislationís, rules and regulations and stipulations of the Water Pollution Boards, have so far been enforced ? What are the future plans thereof9
14.7 What legal provisions are being followed/or proposed to be adopted for preventing environmental pollution and regulating toxic discharge in the harbour areas ?
15. Ship building and Ship Repair Activity :
- Is there any shipbuilding or ship repair activity in or near the port? If so, give details.
What is the impact of this activity on natural environment of the Port ?
- Is there any proposal for creation of ship building and ship repair facilities at the port ? If so, give details.
16. Self Assessment of environmental Impact:
Kindly give a resume of the Environmental Impact that the Port Trust and the environmental experts envisage, resulting from the proposed developmental project/expansion programme.
Name and Signature of the Competent Officer/authority
Note: The project authorities are earnestly advised in their own interest to provide complete information on points which they think are relevant to their proposal. Non-supply of required information may result in considerable delay in according environmental clearance.