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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.
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.
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
All corespondence to be addrs3sed to the Dlrector General - Head
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Zambia Environmental Management Agency
Proposed large scale prospecting activities on licence number19622 HQ-LPL in
shantumbu area in Chilanga Distrlct
Luhang Stone Mining Company
P. Box 33612
Luhang Stone Mining Company
P. Box 33612
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.
DATE OF SUBMTSSION BY PROPONENT:
January 28th, 2015
7 FE} 20ts
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:
Reverse circulation drilling, and core drilling
DECISION BY AGENCY
Tne project is approved with the following conditions;
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.
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.
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.
Luhang Stone Mining Company Limited shall ensure that there is no
contamination to soils, underground and surface water resources throughout
the project rycle.
Luhang Stone Mining Company Limited shall decontaminate and dispose of in
an environmentally sound and acceptable manner all hazardous waste.
Noise levels throughout the project cycle shall be maintained within acceptable
Luhang Stone Mining Company Limited shall employ dust suppression
measures in all areas with potential to generate dust throughout the project
Luhang Stone Mining Company Limited shail maintain the speed limit in all
access roads that shall not endanger life or cause dust.
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
3.1,10. Luhang Stone Mining Company Limited shall put in place an
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
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
such as those supulated,
but not limited to:
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.
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
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.
Make available information on hygiene, malaria control and HI!'/AIDS to
Provide workers with appropriate personal protective equipment, firefighting
equipment and train all workers in firefighting and emergency response.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
ZAMBIA ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AGENCY