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ZAMBIA ENVI RONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AGENCY

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Corner of Church & Suez Roads

PO. Box 35131



Plot No. 555

Junclion Obote / Neru Roads

LMngstone. Zambia

Tel / Fax:+26G.21$321297



Lusaka Road



Tel: +260 211-254130/24,4023/25,4059



Jaca€nda Road

PO. Box 7'1302

Ndoh, Zambia

Tel: +26G21 2621 E8/61 M07



Fax:+26G211'2541 /256658



Fax: +2il-212-610246



Lusaka, Zambia



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Chirundu. Zambia

Tel/Fax: +260-21 1 -51 5261



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May 12, 2014.



The Director

Arab Contractors Zambia Limited

Plot No. 162, Kudu Road, Kabulonga,

LUSAKA.



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Dear Sir,



PROJECT IN KAFUE DISTRICT

ZAMBIA LIMTED.

PROVINCE

BY

ARAB

CONTRACTORS

LUSAKA



REF: PROPOSED GRANITE OUARRY MINING



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

Environmental Management Agenry @EMA) on November 28, 2013 for consideration

in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Impact Assessmerrt (cIA)

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 for approval.



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Yours faithfully,



Edwin Soko



Acting Direcbr General

ZAM BIA ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AGENCY

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The Council Secretary - Kafue District Council, KAFUE

The Director - Mines Safety Department, KITWE



All correspondence to be addrcssed to the Dirsctor General



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Email: info@zema.org.zm, Website: www.zema.org.zm

Emergency Toll Free No. on Zamtel Lines: 953



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Zambia Environmental Management Agency



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PROJECT TITLE:

Proposed granite quarry mining project in Kafue district Lusaka province by Arab

Contractors (z) Limited.



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PROJECT PROPONENTS:

Arab Contractors Zambia Limited

Plot No, 162, Kudu Road, Kabulonga,

LUSAKA.



Contact Person;

Arab Contractors Zambia Limited

Cell: 0968 239 890



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PROJECT LOCATION:



The proposed Site is accessed through a gravel road 500m from Reubex quarry

mine junction, off Kafue road. It borders with Reubex Quarry mine to the west,

plain land to east and scattered villages to the southern part of the site in Kafue

District of Lusaka Province. It covers a total area of 1.8 Ha,



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DATE OF SUBMISSION BY PROPONENT:

28h November, 2013



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DATE OF CONSIDERATION BY AGENCY:



296 April,20L4

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DETAILS OF THE PROTECT:



The objective of the project is to set up a granite quarry mine and the related

infrastructure such as crusher plang canteen, site office and a workshop to

produce high quality crushed granite for commercial and domestic consumption

in order to bridge the gap between the demand for the product and its

availability,



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The developer will be using mechanized equipment such as bulldozers and front

end loaders in its open cast. During mining excavations, the surface soils shall be

removed and work from above Explosives such as dynamite will be used

whenever necessary with special attention to rules and regulations relating to

handling of explosives.



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DECISION BYAGENCY

The project is approved subject to the following conditions:



Arab Contractors (z) Limited shall implement the project and all the

environmental management commitments as proposed in the Environmental

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

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

may be issued thereafter.



3.1.2 Arab Contractors (z) Umited shall comply with statutory



demands (license,

permits, and recommendations) from Mine Safety Department, Kafue District

Council and any other relevant authorities.



3.1.3 Arab Contractors (z) Limited shall ensure that Blasting is conducted on site at

reasonable times.



Contractors (z) Limited shall maintain vibration and noise levels within

acceptable levels throughout the project cycle, and shall frequently monitor

vibration and noise levels around the project site especially in nearby

communities.



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Arab Contractors (z) Limited shall employ effective dust sufpression techniques

in all areas of operation throughout the project cycle.



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Arab Contractors (z) Umited shall maintain the speed limit in all access roads

that shall not endanger life or cause dust.



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Arab Contractors (z) Limited shall conduct its activities in such a way as not to

cause soil erosion which can lead to sedimentation of nearby streams.



3.1.8 Arab Contractors (z) Limited shall conduct



progressive rehabilitation and revegetation of quarry, plant area and any other disturbed areas throughout the

project rycle.



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Arab Contractors (z) Limited shall progressively carry out re-vegetation of the

cleared suffaces during the project life-cycle to produce a sustainable vegetaUon

cover, improve visual aesthetics and minimize post closure re-vegetation

requirements.



3.1.10 Arab Contractoc (z) Limited shall not conduct open air burning at any given time

throughout the project cycle.

3.1.11 Arab Contractors (z) Umited shall undertake an environmental audit of the

project within a period of not less than twelve months and not more than thirty

six months after completion of the poect or commencement of ib operations,

whichever shall come first.



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Arab Contractors



(z)



Limited. shall prepare



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closure report outlining



implementation of all the environmenBl management commitments presented in

the EPB at the end of the project for verification by the Zambia Environmental

l,lanagement Agency before project implementation.

3.1.13 Arab Contractors (z) Limited shall at commencement of $e project obtain

applicable licenses or permits from the Zambia Environmental Management

Agency ahd comply in full with the provisions of the Environmental Management

Act No. 12 of 2011 and the Environmental Management (Licensing) Regulations,

Statutory Instrument No. 112 of 2013.

3.1.14 Arab Contractors (z) Limited shall not dispose of waste at the project site. Waste

shall be transported to the designated waste disposal site in accordance with the

Environmental Management (Licensing) Regulations No. 112 of 2013.



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The Agency recommends that Arab Contractors (z) Limited to:

Obtain any other relevant authorizations such as but not limited to:

The Mines and Minerals Development Act,

ii. The Workers Compensation Act;

iii. The Public Health Act;

iv. The Town and Country Planning Act;

v. The Water Resources Management Act;

vi, National Heritage Conservation Act;

vii. The Employment Act.



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3.2.2 Make available information on safety, health and environment to



employees



before commencement of the project.



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Provide all workers with personal protective equipment and all workers shall

undergo annual medical

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Provide all workers with appropriate fire - fighting equipment and train all

workers in firefighting and in occupational health and safety.



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Arab Contractors (z) Limited shall comply with environmental standards and/or



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pafticular pollutants. Thus, compllance with Zambia

Environmental Management Agency recommended measures does not exempt

Arab Contractors (z) Limited from its responsibility if such measures do not

specific limits



achieve compliance with environmental control standards.



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Arab Contractors (z) Limited shall, in accordance with the requirements of

Section 15 of the Environmental Management Act, No. 12 of 2011, allow

inspectors from the Zambia Environmental Management Agency unrestricted

entry to the project site for purposes of exercising their powers at any

reasonable time without making prior notice Slroughout the project life cycle.



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The implementation of the project shall commence withln thr€e yeans from

the date of approval. Failure to commence the project within the stated period

shall render this decision letter invalid and Arab Contractors (z) Umited shall be

required to re-submit the EPB for consideration.



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The Agenry may suspend or cancel this Decision Letter without notice should

Arab Contractors (z) Limited fail to comply with any of the approval conditions.



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Acting Director General

ZAMBIA ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AGENCY