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Daily Nation : February 13th 2014
DAILY NATION Thursday February 13, 2014 25 National Environment Management Authority Popo Road off Mombasa Road, P.O BOX 67839-00200, Nairobi, Kenya Tel: (254 020) 6005522, 6001945, Fax: (254 020) 6008997), E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.nema.go.ke NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC TO SUBMIT COMMENTS ON AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT STUDY REPORT FOR THE PROPOSED GREENFIELD PASSENGER TERMINAL BUILDING WITH ASSOCIATED TAXIWAYS AND REMOTE PARKING AT JOMO KENYATTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN NAIROBI COUNTY. Pursuant to Regulation 21 of the Environmental Management and Coordination (Impact Assessment and Audit) Regulations, 2003, the National Environment Management Authority (NEEMA) has received an Environmental Impact Assessment Study Report for the above proposed project. The Proponent (Kenya Airports Authority) is proposing to construct a Greenfield Passenger Terminal with associated taxiways and remote parking at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). Details of the project are contained in chapter 2 of the EIA Study report. Below is a summary of the anticipated impacts and the proposed measures: NEGATIVE IMPACTS EMISSIONS MONITORING PROPOSED MITIGATION MEASURES • Compliance with ICAO air quality regulations. • Use (where appropriate) catalytic converters for construction vehicles • Use low sulphur fuel. • Regular maintenance of engines. • Turn off engines to reduce idling. • Minimize movement and speed of vehicles on unsealed surfaces. • Regular cleaning of site access points to prevent build-up of dirt and mud on roads to reduce dust. • Regular Air quality Monitoring at predetermined sites that capture changes in air quality within the GFT footprint and environs WATER POLLUTION • The collection, retention and testing of any groundwater resulting from dewatering activities within potential contaminated sites. • Oils and hydrocarbons will be stored in designated locations with specific measures to prevent leakage and release of their contents, including the siting of the storage area away from surface water drains and on an impermeable base with an impermeable containment that has no outflow and is of adequate capacity to contain 100% oil’ the contents. • Secure and separate service bays for machinery with oil and water separators. • Plant and machinery will be kept away from surface waters. • Re-fuelling and delivery areas will be located away from surface water drains and natural water bodies and courses • Provision of booms, containment and absorbent material response equipment to respond to contain and clean-up spills. • Provision of spill response training to all relevant construction workforce personnel. • The quality and quantity of effluent, including storm water drainage process effluents and overall construction works drainage should be managed and treated to meet NEMA’s effluent discharge standards. • Efficient oil and grease traps will be required to be installed and maintained at refuelling facilities, workshops, parking areas, fuel sewage depots and containment areas. • Sanitary wastewaters should be managed via septic or surface treatment and discharge systems. HABITATS, FLORA AND FAUNA • If possible the wetlands on the drainage channel south-east of JKIA should be preserved and no dumping of spoil should be done there by the Contractor. OR if the GFT footprint overlaps the drainage channel, then the channel should either be re-routed or channeled underground to maintain existing flow downstream • Locating facilities in locations that avoid critical terrestrial and aquatic habitat disturbance. • Minimizing disturbance to adjacent vegetation and landscape. • Implementing soil conservation measures (e.g. segregation, proper placement and stockpiling of clean soils and overburden material tor existing site remediation. • Ensuring that the growth medium is sufficient to support native plant species appropriate for the local climate and consistent with proposed future land uses. • Excavated rocks should be used for land fill, covered with soil and Area replanted with indigenous vegetation to make it conform to the rest of the environment, or design the landscape to blend with the environment NOISE POLLUTION • Design flight corridor to avoid or minimize noise impacts on the neighbouring noise receptors. • Continuous monitoring of noise levels along the flight corridor, • • • Regular review of flight paths and flight heights. Aircrafts to maintain specified low noise speeds and power levels during initial take-off phases. • Attain high altitude within the shortest distance possible. • Initiate and promote public awareness and education on adaptation to noise and its management. • Sensitise developers within the precincts of the airport and adjacent neighbourhoods on appropriate acoustic building designs. • To the extent possible, undertake sustainable intervention options to shield existing buildings from new noise effects. • Encourage and enforce provision of noise protection gears (ear muffs, car corks, etc.) by all operators. • All plant and equipment will be properly maintained, silenced where appropriate and operated to prevent excessive noise and switched off when not in use. • Introduce trees zone to act as noise buffer around the airport especially close to residential areas such as Syokimau and Utawala). • Operationalise noise management committees from operators. • Maintain records on noise complaints. • Noise complaints will be immediately investigated. LOCAL TRAFFIC • Ensure traffic control measures are deployed at locations that require the added safety. • Enforce strict speed controls. OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY (OHS) • Maintain acceptable occupational noise levels on the terminal and its surroundings; • Erect signs pertaining to OHS. • Reporting mechanisms for the public to register concerns or complaints regarding perceived risks to their health and safety due to the construction and operation. • Incident recording and reporting protocols. • Prominently display emergency contact details at strategic points across the construction site. • Develop and implement an emergency response plan. • Develop a detailed health and safety plan. • Compliance with national and international standards HIV/AIDS DURING CONSTRUCTION • Institute prevention programs such as education awareness campaigns,videos, t-shirts showing preventive logos and provision of condoms in toilets, etc. • Collaboration with the existing NGOs in the area with the local community to alleviate the problem. Aircrafts to observe landing procedures for reduction of noise emission including low power, low drag configurations. • Undertake aircraft take-off procedures to reduce noise levels Including taxiing and gliding to takeoff. WASTE (LIQUID AND SOLID) MANAGEMENT STORM WATER MANAGEMENT WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT • Conduct frequent research on bird-strikes and other wildlife incidences and hazards posed by wildlife/birds. • Develop policy and guideline on bird/wildlife control and a manual to bird/wildlife control. • Develop bird/wildlife control programme for JKIA. • Encourage reporting of bird/wildlife strikes incidences by pilots and aircraft operators. • Adhere to 1CAO manual on wildlife/bird management option at airports. • Develop habitat management programme to reduce suitability of JKIA for wildlife and birds. • Develop dispersal mechanisms for wildlife/birds found on the runway as a means of removing hazards by wildlife/birds. • Practice proper disposal mechanisms of solid and liquid wastes that may act as attractants to wildlife/birds within JKIA. • Liaise with Nairobi County Government on timely and appropriate mechanisms of wastes disposal within the adjacent estate, especially those located on the take-off and landing funnels. • Translocation of existing species of wildlife from JKJIA to Nairobi National Park(NNP) or creating a sanctuary for wildlife within the expansive KAA land not targeted by the project. • Ensure the KAA land is secured by an electric fence/chain-link to check wildlife incursions into KAA land in the future. • Create small puddles for amphibians within the precincts of JKIA for conservation of amphibians and for esthetic purposes. The waterfowls are able to disperse into other wetlands lining adjacent areas • The wetlands on the drainage change south-east of JKlA should either be preserved or rerouted and no dumping of spoil should be done there by the Contractor. • Ponding at the construction areas should be avoided at all times during the works by ensuring channelized surface runoff from the construction activities, rainfall or from other airport activities. • The contractor (and other operators within the airport grounds) should ensure that no pollutants are discharged into the open drainage systems at any point. Such materials include oil/grease, solid matter, food remains, chemicals, etc. • All drains around the airport should be considered for installation of appropriate oil/grease interceptors and grit traps at predetermined locations. Outfalls to the external drainage sections should have flow moderation system to reduce potential external damages. Rehabilitation of the surface drains shall be undertaken during relatively dry conditions to prevent flooding conditions. • The dis-used quarry sitting on the project site should be decommission and rehabilitated with vegetation, however if it is on the GFT footprint then dumped soft rocks and soil should be excavated and disposed off at an approved site. • All spoil from excavated areas to be dumped in NEMA approved dumping sites. • Establishing a water balance for the ore processing and related process plant circuit to identify opportunities to minimize water losses such as recycling of water. • Developing a sustainable Water Supply Management Plan to manage water use, avoid depletion of aquifers and minimize impacts to downstream water users. • Minimizing the amount of fresh water used as well as reducing the make-up water. • Recycling and treatment of construction water where feasible. • The quality and quantity of effluent, including storm water drainage process effluents and overall construction works drainage should be managed and treated to meet NEMA’s effluent discharge standards. • Efficient oil and grease traps will be required to be installed and maintained at refueling facilities, workshops, parking areas, fuel sewage depots and containment areas. • Sanitary wastewaters should be managed via septic or surface treatment and discharge systems. • On-land disposal alternatives should be designed, constructed and operated according to internationally recognized geotechnical safety standards. • Vegetation should be cleared and topsoil pre-stripped and stored for I future site rehabilitation activities. Topsoil storage areas will be temporarily protected or vegetated to prevent erosion. • Dumps will be planned with appropriate terrace and lift height specifications based on the nature of the material and local geotechnical considerations. • Non-hazardous solid waste will be collected for recycling or disposal at an approved site. • Non-hazardous solid waste should not be disposed of together with waste rock or overburden except under exceptional circumstances. • The wastes will be segregated and those suitable for re-use will be disposed off through recycling agents. The rest of wastes will be incinerated or composted. • Non-hazardous solid waste will be collected for recycling or disposal at an approved outside sanitary landfill. • Non-hazardous solid waste should not be disposed of together with waste rock or overburden except under exceptional circumstances. • The wastes will be segregated and those suitable for re-use will be disposed off through recycling agents. The rest of wastes will be incinerated or composted. The full report of the proposed project is available for inspection during working hours at: 1. Principal Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, NHIF Building, Community Area, P. O. BOX 30126-00100, NAIROBI 2. Director General, NEMA Popo Road, off Mombasa Road, P. O. BOX 67839-00200, NAIROBI 3. County Director of Environment NAIROBI COUNTY A copy of the EIA report can be downloaded at www.nema.go.ke NEMA invites members of the public to submit oral or written comments within thirty (30) days from the date of publication of this notice, to the Director General, NEMA, to assist the Authority in the decision-making process for this project. Kindly quote ref. no. NEMA/EIA/5/2/1077 in all your correspondence. Comments can also be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org This second advert gives mitigation measures for the construction and Operation Phase of the project. ........................................................................ ZEPHANIAH OUMA For: DIRECTOR GENERAL This advertisement is sponsored by the proponent.
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