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Zambia Environmental Management Agency

DECISION LETTER



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PROJECT BACKGROUND

PROJECT TITLE:



Gemstone Mining



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Kafubu Mine



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Lufwanyama District under Licence Number



8509-HG-LSGL by Gemfields l\4ining Limited



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PRO]ECTPROPONET{T:

Gemflelds Mining Limited



6374 Comer of Dr. Aggrey and Kariba Roads

Ught Industrial Area



KITWE



Contact Person's Details

Name:



San ay Bohra



Designation:



Project Manager



Address:



Gemflelds Mining United, 6374 Corner



Tel:



(+260) 971 512 2421968 475 849



Email address:



sanjay. bohra@gemgields.co.uk



Kariba, Roads, Llght Industrial Area,



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PROJECT LOCATION3



The project site for Licence Number 8509-HG-LSGL is located ln the Lufwanyama

Restricted Emerald Mining Area in Lun^ranyama District, Copperbelt Province. It lies

approximately 60km from Kitwe,40km from Kalulushi and 100km from Luanshya.



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DArE OF SUBMISSION BY PROPONENTS

January 12, 2018



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DATE OF COI{SIDERATION BY THE AGENCY:

l4arch 29, 2018




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DETAILS OF THE PROJECT:

The project lnvolves commencement of mining operations at Kafubu Mine. This will

entail the following activities:



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Site clearing and constructlon of access roads and ramps to the Overburden,

Waste Rock Dump and Washing areas;

Constructlon of perimeter dralnages around the proposed Kafubu Mine PiU

Construction of a water setuement pond, an access road to link the Kafubu

Mine Pit and the exisung Kagem Mlne ore processlng facilities. vla a neu

bridge currently being constructed across the Kafubu River;

Trial mining and bulk sampling; and

Development of the Kafubu Mlne Pit over an estimated flve-year period to a

final depth of about 30m. The Pit Dimension wlll be (L x B) of 30fin x 115m.

The final depth of the pit at the end of the s-year estimated lifespan will be

30m with a high wall slope angle of about 53".



Ore crushing, washlng of the ore material and sorting of gemstones will be done

uslng the existing Krgem Mine facilities.

The estimated ore output is 0.08 mllllon tonnes over the 5 year lifespan, The area of

the project site is 1.84 square kilometers.



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OECISION BY THE AGENCY:



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Gemflelds Mining Umlted shall implement the project and all environmental

management commltments as stated in the Environmental project brlef (EPB) with

changes as made by Zambla Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) and any

other conditions that may be issued thereafter.



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approved subject to conditions listed below:



3.1.2 The approval is for



Gemfields Mining Limlted mining actlvlues under Licence No.



8509-HG-LSGL in Lui^ranyama District only. Therefore, Gemflelds Mining Limited shall



not conduct or carry out acuvltles that may impact negatively on the environment

and are not pad of the approved prdect.



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Gemfields Mining Limited shall consult and comply ln full with the requirements and



specificauons



of the



Mlnes Safety Department Forestry Department, Energy



Regulation Board, Lufwanyama Town Council and other authorlties,



3.1.4 Gemfields Mining Limited shall put in place appropriate measures or install and

operate adequate and effective alr pollutants suppression techniques and/or air



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pollution abatement equipment or meterials in all areas with potential to generate air

pollutants.



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Gemfields Mhlng Limited shall be monltorlng and keeplng records of the quality of

ambient alr in the surroundings in respect of air pollutants especially dust, particulate

matter 2.5, particulate matter 10 and other air pollutants.



3.1.6 All radioactive materlals or materials containing radioactive substances shall



be



handled and disposed of appropriately.



3,1,7 Gemfields Mining Llmited shall put ln place appropriate



measures



for monitoring,



preventing and controlling soil erosion and siltatlon/sedimentation of surface water

bodies.



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Gemfields Mining Limited shall ensure that blasting is carried out within the allowed

llmiE and that blasting does not cause harmful noise pollution and land degradation,



3,1.9 The project and ancillary activities shall be conducted in such a way that public and



private property, the health



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people and livelihood shall



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harmed, affected negatively, damaged or lost, Where lt ls determlned that the health

of people, property or source of livellhood is endangered, harmed, damaged, affected

negauvely, or lost as a result of project actlviuet Gemfields Mlnlng Limited shall be

llable for payment or settlement of the appropriate compensauon and/or other forms

of relief or replacement,

3.1,10 Gemflelds Mining Umited shall collect, decontamlnate and dlspose of all contaminated

waste ln an environmentally sound and acceptable manner.



3,1.11 Hazardous and other types of waste shall be managed by licensed persons.

3.1,12 Gemfields Mining Limited shall put in place appropriate measures for collection,

transportation and dlsposal of solid (municipal) waste at a licensed disposal site.



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3,1,13 Gemfields l4ining Umited shall put in place appropriate and effective measures for

preventing, monltoring and controlling land degradation, contamlnatlon of soil,

pollution of surface water, polluuon of groundwater, and pollution of air in respect of

all project facilities including the open pit, the waste rock dump, camp sites or living

quarters, workshop, sanltary facilities, etc.



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3.1.14 Noise and vibrations shall be malntalned within levels at which property and/or the

health of employees and the publlc shall not be harmed or endangered. Appropriate

measures shall be put in place where it is determlned that noise and vibration levels

are approaching harmful state,



3.1,15 Dust suppression shall be carried out in areas where dust will be generated.

3.1.16 Gemfields Mining Limited shall ensure that all incidences wlth potentlal to pollute the

environment and harm human beings are reported to ZEMA immediately,



3.1,17 Gemflelds Minlng Umlted shall put in place an appropriate Emergencl Preparedness

and Response Plan. and shall submit the same to ZEMA for approval within three

months followlng this approval.



3.1.18 Fireflghting equipment shall be placed where it can be easily accessed and lt shall be

kept in good working condltion.



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3,1,19 Gemflelds Mlning Limited shall obtain the approprlate Licences or Permits from

Zambia Envlronmental Management Agency and comply in full with the conditions of

the Licences and/or PermlE lssued under the Envlronmental Management Act No. 12,

2011 and the Environmental Management (Ucenslng) Regulations, 2013,

3.1.20 At decommissioning and dosure, Gemfields Mlnlng Limited shall prepare and submit



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approprlate decommissioning and closure plan and report outlining

of all environmental management commltments presented in the



implementation

environmental



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brlef for conslderatlon by ZEMA.



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The Agency advises Gemnelds Mining Limited to:



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Obtain and comply in full with any other relevant authorisations such as those

stipulated In but not llmlted:

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The Zambia Wlldlife Act No. 14 of 2015;

The Mlnes and Minerals Development Act No. 11 of 2015;

The Local Government Act, CAP 281 of the Laws of Zambia;



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The Occupational Health and Safety Act No. 36 of 2010;

The Urban and Regional Planning Act No. 3 of 2015;

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

The Workers' Compensaton Act No. 10 of 1999.

The Energy Regulation Act, CAP 436 of the laws of zambia;

The Water Resources lvlanagement Act No, 21 of 2011;

The Forestr] Act No. 4 of 2015;

The Employment (Amendment) Act No. 15 of 2015;

The Ionlsing Radiatlon Protectlon (Amendment) Act No 19 of 2011; and

The Pneumoconlosis Act, CAP 217 of the Laws of Zambia.



3.2.2 Make available information on hygiene, malaria control, HIV/AIDS and



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communicable and Infectious diseases to employees.



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Put ln place occupational health and safety policies and procedures,



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with appropriate flre-Rghting equipment and train them in



refightlng and emergency response.



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Provide employees with Personal Protectlve Equipment (PPE) and employees shall

undergo appropriate medical checkups.



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Gemflelds l'4lnlng Umited shall comply with environmental standards and/or specific

limits of particular pollutants as its responsibility, Thus, compliance with Zambia

Environmental Management Agency recommended measures do€s not absolve



Gemflelds Mining Llmited of lE responsibllity

compliance with environmental control standards.



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if



such measures do not achieve



Gemfields Mininq Limited shall, in accordance with section 15 of the Envlronmental

Management Act No. 12 of 2011, allow inspectors from ZEMA unr$trlcted entry to



the project site at any



reasonable tlme



wlth or without making prior



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throughout the project cycle,



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The implementation of the project shall @mmence withln thre€ years from the

date of approval. Failure to commence implementation of the project within the

stated period shall render the Decision Letter invalid and Gemfields Mining Limited

shall be required to re-submit the EPB for consideration,



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The Agency may suspend or cancel the Decision Letter without notice should

Gemfields l4lnlng Limited falljo comply with any condition of approval,



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