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 ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL OF ZAMBIA (ECZ)





1.0 PROJECT BACKGROUNPPEClslON LETTER





1.1 PROJECT TITLE:


Proposed Mining Expansion Programme by Kagem Mining Limited





^ 1.2 PROJECT PROPONENTS:


Kagem Mining Limited





P.0 Box 21657


Plot 3374, Corner Dr Agrey and Kariba Roads


KITWE


Contact Details:





Mr. Marlon Zimba


Tel: +260 212 212101


Fax: +260 212 216324





1.3 PROJECT LOCATION:





The proposed project lies in an area reserved for emerald mining, the restricted


Kafubu (formerly Ndola rural) Emerald Area. This area is shared by Kafubu and


Masaiti districts. The project area is located about 25 Km from Kalulushi Town.


Access to the project site from Kaiulushi is by a gravel road through Chief


Nkana's Farming Block.





1.4 DATE OF SUBMISSION BY PROPONENT:





15m July 2008


1.5 DATE OF CONSIDERATION BY COUNCIL:





29th August 2008

















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2.0 DETAILS OF THE PROJECT:





Kagem Mining Limited holds a gemstone mining area under licence number GL


713. This licence area is located in the Kafubu emerald block in Lufwanyama and


Masaiti Districts of the Copperbelt Province. The mine has three operational pits,


a washing plant and an explosives magazine. Support service facilities include a


workshop, clinic, offices and workers houses.


Kagem Mining Limited intends to expand its current operations by increasing the


0 production capacity of the washing plant, merging the three open pits into one


pit, construction of a workshop and construction of an explosives magazine.


Support facilities to be expanded will include senior staff houses and hostels for


general workers.





To accomplish the proposed expansion programme, approximately US$ 24.05


million will be invested. The mine currently employees 397 people and there are


currently 92 contracted employees of which 82 employees reside at the mine.





3.0 DECISION BY COUNCIL





The project is approved subject to the conditions listed below.


Kagem Mining Limited shall implement the project as stated in the


Environmental Project Brief.


Kagem Mining Limited shall develop and submit a detailed Environmentai


Management Plan and shall submit the same to ECZ for approval within three


months following this approval.





3.1.3 No blasting activities shall be carried out during night time to avoid noise


pollution to the nearby communities.


ciburden dumps shall be managed in accordance with annual licence


conditions that area issued to Kagem Mining Limited.


3.1.5 Kagem Mining Limited shall conduct mining activities in such a way as to





minimize land degradation by progressively re-vegetating the overburden


dumps, progressive backfilling of the pits and using appropriate mining


methods.














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 3.1.6 Noise levels throughout the project life cycle shall be maintained within


acceptable limits.





3.1.7 Kagem Mining Limited shall maintain the speed limit in all access roads in order


not to endanger life or cause significant levels of dust emissions.


3.1.8 Dust suppression measures shall be employed throughout the project cycle.





« 3.1.9 An Emergency Preparedness Plan shall be prepared covering significant mining


operations.


3.1.10 Kagem Mining Limited shall effectively implement the Decommissioning and


Closure Plan included in the EPB.





3.1.11 Kagem Mining Limited shall obtain permits from ECZ and comply in full with the


following regulations throughout the project life cycle:


a) Water Pollution Control Regulations, SI No. 72 of 1993;


b) Waste Management Regulations, SI No.71 of 1993;and


c) Hazardous waste Management Regulations, SI No. 125of 2001.


3.2 The Council advises Kagem Mining Limited:





3.2.1 To obtain any other relevant authorizations such as, but not limited to:


a) The Workers Compensation Act;





b) The Public Health Act;


c) The Factories Act;


d) Explosives Act; and


e) Mines and Minerals Development Act.


3.2.2 To make available information on safety, health and environment to all its


employees throughout the project life cycle.





3.3 Kagem Mining Limited shall comply with environmental standards and/or specific


limits of particular pollutants as its responsibility. Thus, compliance with ECZ


recommended measures does not exempt the Developer from its responsibility


if such measures do not achieve compliance with environmental management


standards.











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