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Ndola Quarries Lim ited
P.O. Box 240081
AN D CRUSHING UNIT IN MUTANDA
AREA OF SOLWEZI DISTRICT BY NDOLA OUARRIES LIMITED
REF: PROPOSED GRANITE OUARRY
Reference is made to the above captioned project report submitted to the Zambia
Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) on 24th February 2Ot4 for consideration
in accordance with the requirements of the 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 inspection findings; the said EPB
has been Approved,
Find attached to this Decision Letter, conditions governing this approval.
Acting Director General
ZAM BIA ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEM ENT AGENCY
The Councll Secretary-Solwezi lvlunicipal Council- SOLWEZI
The Director - t1 ne Safety Department- KITWE
The l4anager - ZEMA NRO, - NDOLA
All correspondence to be addressed to the Director General
Enrail: info@zema org.znt Website: www.zema org.zm
Zambra Env i ronmental Management Agenc y
Proposed granite quarry and crushing unit in Mutanda area of Solwezi District by
Ndola Quarries Limited
Ndola Quarries Limited
P.O. Box 240081
lvlr. Jacky Gao
+260 965 666989
The proposed project site is located about 56km west of Solwezi Central Business
District in Northwestern Province. The site is accessed using the Mutanda
Zambezi Road (M8) in Mutanda Area, The project site is located about 2km away
from the lYutanda - Zambezi Road.
DATE OF SUBMISSION BY PROPONENT:
DATE OF CONSIOERATION BY AGENCY:
29rhr April, 2014
DETAILS OF THE PROJECTT
Ndola Quarries Limited intends to conduct stone quarrying activities on a plot
allocated by Senior Chief Mumena in Solwezi District in Northwestern Province.
Selective quarrying shall be applied since the stone deposit is discretely
distributed over the area. The stone quarrying will be done in a low lying area
devoid of tree vegetation. Top soil will be removed over the area. The over
burden soil removed from the quar?y will be stockpiled for rehabilitation work.
Clearance works wlll be undertaken using front-end-loaders, graders and haul
trucks and dump trucks. An access road to link the project site to the MutandaChavuma Road will be cleared for a distance of about
DECISION BY AGENCY
The project approved subject to conditions listed below.
Ndola Quarries Limited shall implement the project and all the environmental
management commitments as stated in the Environmental Project Brief (EPB)
with changes as proposed by the Zambia Environmental Management Agency
(ZEMA) in the Decision Letter and any other conditions that may be issued
The proposed project is approved for the establishment of a stone crushing
plant by Ndola Quarries Limited in Mutanda area of Solwezi District.
Ndola Quarries Limited shall inform the general public, by way of public
announcement, of the intention to blast each time the need to blast arises.
Ndola Quarries Limited shall approprlately fence off/restrict access to the plant
area for safety and control or management of emergencies.
Ndola Quarries Limited shall ensure that all work areas are adequately watcred
to suppress dust, The access road shall also be sprinkled with water to reduce
Ndola Quarries Limited shall put in place an appropriate system for prevention
and control of pollution of surface water and soil by leakages of fuels; this shall
include construction appropriate drainage and settling ponds at the site. The
drainage shall be constructed and operated in such a way that all liquid
discharges shall flow to the settling ponds before being discharged into the
Ndola Quarries Limited shall put in place an efFective and efficient system for
preventing and monitoring underground water pollution.
Ndola Quarries Limited shall prepare and submit a decommissioning and
closure repoft outlining implementation of all the environmental management
commitments presented in the EPB at the end of the project for conslderation
Ndola Quarries Limited shall ensure that all incidents with potential to pollute
the environment and harm human beings are reported to ZEMA immediauly.
Ndola Quarries Limited shall obtain applicable permits or licenses from the
Zambia Environmental l,lanagement Agency and comply in full with provisions
of the Environmental Management Act No.12 of 2011 and the Environmental
Management (Licensing) Regulations, Statutory Instrument t"lo., 1iZ of ZOfS.
The Agency recommends that Ndola Quarries Limited:
Obtain any other relevant authorizations such as those stipulated in the
The Mines and Minerals Development Act 7 of 2008;
ii.The Local Government Act'
iii.The Town and Country Pla'nning Act;
iv.-the Public Health Act cap 295 of the laws of Zambia;
v.The Workers Compensation Act cap. 271 of the laws of Zambia;
vi,The Town and Country Planning Act;
vii.The Energy Regulation Act cap. 435 cf the laws of Zambia;
viii.The Water Resources Management Act No. 21 of 2011;
ix.The Forestry Act, Cap. 199 of the lals of Zambia;
x,The Employment Act, Cap. 28 of the laws of Zambia; and
xi.The Ionising Radiation Protection Act.
To make available information on hygiene, Malaria Control, HIV/AIDS to
To provrde workers with appropriate fire-fighting equipment and trairi urai'kers
in iire fighting and emergency response.
To provide workers with Personal Protective Equipment and workeis
undergo annual medical checkups.
Ndola Quarries Limited shall comply with environmental standards and/or specific
limits of particular pollutants. Thus, compiiance with Zambia Environmental
Management Agency recommended measures does not absolve Ndoia Quarries
Limited from its responsibility if such measures do not achieve compliance with
environmental control standards.
Ndola Quarries Limited shall in accordance with section 15 of the Environmental
Management Act, No. L2 of 207L, allow inspectors from ZEMA unrestricted
entry to the project site at any reasonable time with or without making prior
notice thrcughout the project life cycle.
The implementation of the project shall commence within three years from
the date of approval. Failure to commence implementation of the p@ect within
the stated period shall render the Decision Letter invalid and Ndola Quarries
Limited shall be required to re-submit the EPB for consideration.
The Agency may suspend or cancel the Decision Letter without notice should
Ndola Quarries Llmited fail to comply with any one of the conditions specified
cting Director General
Zambia Environmental Manaqement Aqency