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Lusaka

Dear Sir/Madam,



REF: PROPOSED LARGE SCALE PROSPECTING ACTIVITIES ON TICENCE

NUMBER19522 HO.LPL IN SHANTUMBU AREA IN CHILANGA DISTRICT

Reference is made to the above captioned project report submitted to the Zambia

Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) on December 3'd , 2Ol4 for consideration

in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Management Act No. 12 of

2011 and :he Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations, Statutory

Instrument No. 28 of 1997.



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ZEMA has since reviewed the Environmental Project Brief (EPB) and based on the

information provided by yourselves and from written and verbal comments from

interested and affected parties and our site verification inspectron findings; the said EPB

has been approved.



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Find attached to this Decision Letter, conditions governing this approval,



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ZAMBIA E]TVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AGENCY

Cc. The Council Secretary, Chilanga Difiict Council, CHILANGA

The 0rrector-Mine Safety Department-KITWE



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DECISION LETTER



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PROJECT BACKGROUND

PRO.IECTTTTLE:

Proposed large scale prospecting activities on licence number19622 HQ-LPL in

shantumbu area in Chilanga Distrlct



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PROJECTPROPONENTS:

Luhang Stone Mining Company

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Luhang Stone Mining Company

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PROJECTLOCATION:

The project site is located in Shantumbu area about 10km south of Lusaka and is

located about 8O0meters to the north of the gravel road. There is no already

built up infrastructure within the site where the developer intends to undertake a

large scale prospecting.



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DATE OF SUBMTSSION BY PROPONENT:

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DATEOFCONSIDERATION BYAGENCY:

January 28th, 2015



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DETAILS OF THE PROJECT

The project wlll involve exploration of dolomite and limestone rocks and the main

methods to be used during the exploration will involve:

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Geological mapping;

Geochemical sampling;

Pitting;

Trenching; and

Reverse circulation drilling, and core drilling



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DECISION BY AGENCY



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Tne project is approved with the following conditions;



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Luhang Stone Mining Company Limited shall implements the prqect and all the

environmental management commitments as proposed in the Environmental

Project Brief (EPB) with changes as proposed by Zambia Environmental

Management Agency (ZEMA) in the Decision Letter and any other conditions

that may be issued thereafter.



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Luhang Stone Mining Company Limited shall consult and comply in full with the

specifications and conditions of the Mines Safety Department, Energy

Regulation Board, Department of Water Affairs and Chilanga District Council

prior to the implementation of the project.



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Luhang Stone Mining Company Limited shall ensure that adequate measures

are put in place for handling drilling fluids to avoid contaminating soiis, surface

and ground water courses which could eventually affect life in the area.



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Luhang Stone Mining Company Limited shall ensure that there is no

contamination to soils, underground and surface water resources throughout

the project rycle.



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Luhang Stone Mining Company Limited shall decontaminate and dispose of in

an environmentally sound and acceptable manner all hazardous waste.



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Noise levels throughout the project cycle shall be maintained within acceptable

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Luhang Stone Mining Company Limited shall employ dust suppression

measures in all areas with potential to generate dust throughout the project



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Luhang Stone Mining Company Limited shail maintain the speed limit in all

access roads that shall not endanger life or cause dust.



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Luhang Stone Minlng Company Limited shall avord indiscriminate clearing of

vegetation. In order to avert soil erosion, where possible, stumping as opposed

to uprooting shall be used to clear vegetation and the Developer shall conduct

progressive rehabilitation and re-vegetation of disturbed areas thi'oughout the

project cycle. The clearing of forests shall be done in full consultation with the

Forestry Department.



3.1,10. Luhang Stone Mining Company Limited shall put in place an



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Response Plan, and shall submit the same ro ZEMA for approval wrthin three

months following this approval.



3.1.11.. All emergencies with potential to pollute the environment shall be reported to

ZEMA Immediately.



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Luhang Stone Mining Company Limited shall obtain applicabie licenses or

permits from ZEMA and comply in full with the conditions of the licenses or

permits issued under t}e Environmental Management (Licensing) Regulations,

Statutory Instrument No.112 of 2013.

The Agency recommends that Luhang Stone Minino Company Limited:



3.1.13. Obtains and comply with other relevant authorizations



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The Mines and Minerals Development Act 7 of 2008;

The Local Government Act;

The Town and Country Planning Act;

The Public Health Act cap 295 of the laws of Zambia;

The Workers Compensation Act cap. 271 of the Iaws cf Zambia;

'The Energy Regularion Act cap. 436 of the laws of Zambia;

The Water Resources Management Act No. 21 of 2011;

The Fore*r1, Act, Cap. 199 of the laws of Zambia;

The Employment Act, Cap. 28 of the laws of Zambia;

The Explosive Act;

The Ionizing Radiation Protection Act; and

The Pneumoconiosis Act.



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Luhang Stone Mining Company Limited shall set up camps and sanitary

iacilities away from surface water bodies to avoid contaminating them. Luhang

Storre Mining Company Limited shall employ modern conventional methods for

dispcsal of sewage.



3.1.15. Luhang Stone Mining Company Limited shall undertake an environmental audit

of the project within a period of not less than twelve months and not

more than thifi six months after completion of the project or

commencement of operations, whichever shall come first.



3.1.16. Luhang Stone Mining Company Limited shall prepare a closure report



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implementation of all the environmental management commitments

in the Environmental Project Brief at the end of the project for verification by

the Zambia Environmental Management Agency.



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Make available information on hygiene, malaria control and HI!'/AIDS to



employees.



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Provide workers with appropriate personal protective equipment, firefighting

equipment and train all workers in firefighting and emergency response.



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Luhang Stone Mining Company Limited shall comply with environmental

standards and/or specific limits of particular pollutants as its responsibility.

Thus, compliance with Zambia Environmental Management Agency

recommended measures does not absolve Luhang Stone Mining Company

Umited from its respcnsioility if such measures do not achieve compliance with

environmenta I control standards.



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Luhang Stone Mining Company Llmited shall in accordance with sedJon 15 of

the Environmental Management Act, No. 12 of 2011, allow ZEMA Inspectors

unrestricted entry to tne project site at any reasonable time without giving

prior notice througnout the project cycle.



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The implementation of the project shall commence within three vears fronl

the date of approval. Fa;lure to implement the project within the said period

shall render the Decision .eter ;nvalid and Luhang Stone Mining Company

Limited shall re-suomi[ rlil Environmental Pro]ect Brief .



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The Zambia Environmental Management Agency may suspend or cancel this

Decision Letter without notice should Luhang Stone Mining Company Limited

fail to complywith any of these conditions.

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