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RegistrationNo.52849 PO Box 90456 Luanshya, ZambiaTel:+260-212-513400 Fax:+260-212-512223


CLM/DCEO-014/20II


10 January, 2011





The Manager Northern Region


Environmental Council of Zambia


PO Box 71302


NDOLA





Dear Sir





RE: SUBMISSION OF FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT BRIEF FOR THE SILICA


QUARRY PROJECT AT MUVA HILL AND PAYMENT OF ANNUAL ENVIRONMENTAL


LICENCES.


Reference is hereby made to the above captioned subject matter:


We have pleasure in submitting the Final Environmental Project Brief (EPB) for the Silica


Quarry Plant at Muva Hill.


Please find here six (06) copies of the EPB for the Silica Quarry Plant at Muva Hill.


We also find pleasure in submitting cheque No.824702 in the sum of Seventy million five


hundred and forty thousand kwacha only. This is for the payment of annual Environmental


Licenses for our facilities.








Yours faithfully











Deputy CEO-Production, Safety & Environment


cc CEO


Deputy CEO-Technical


Head-Safety & Environment


Senior Environmental Services Officer


File.


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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


CNMC Luanshya Copper Mines (CLM) Pic took over operations of Luanshya


and Baluba Mines, Processing Plant and associated support service units in


June 2009. CLM acquired 80% of shares that belonged to ENYA Holdings, a


company owned in equal parts by IMR group and the BSGR group, with the


Zambian Government retaining its 20%, through ZCCM Investment


Holdings.


CLM is committed to operate historical, present and future projects in


compliance with the Environmental Protection and Pollution Control Act


(Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations of 1997 and the Mines and


Minerals (Environmental) Regulations of 1997.


The development and implementation of the Muliashi open pit project is key


to growth and sustainability of copper mining in Luanshya town. Therefore


the construction of the proposed Silica Quarry Facility at Muva Hill would


help CNMC Luanshya Copper Mines to manage the Muliashi Project Plant at


a reasonable economical cost. Silica, a rawmaterial in the construction and


lining of Acid-Leach pads would be sourced just about three kilometers from


the earmarked plant site. It should however be acknowledged that historical


signs of quarry activities by the previous owners of Luanshya Copper Mines


exist todate at Muva Hill site e.g. Good access roads are still intact.


The main environmental concerns under this proposed project being;


management of noise within threshold levels, and the management of dust,


and other friable materials during crushing and blasting. Mitigation measures


to prevent and arrest adverse environmental impacts have been suggested in


more practicable terms. The Quarry Plant is expected to operate for a period


of three (03) years. The entire establishment and installation of the Silica


Quarry Plant is expected to cost CLM an estimated USD 210,000.00 with an


expected total output of about 350,000m3 of silica.


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SIGNATURES OF PROPONENT AND CONTRIBUTORS


The table below shows some of individuals who contributed in the





preparation of this EPB.








Bachelor of Engineering in Safety


Engineering.


Mr. Wang Jingjun Deputy CEO - Production, Safety &





Environment.


Member of the Board of Directors.


CNMC Luanshya Copper Mines Pic





Bachelor of Mineral Sciences in Geology,





Master of Mineral Sciences in Mining


Mr. Robert Kamanga Engineering.





Deputy CEO-Technical


CNMC Luanshya Copper Mines Pic








Certificate in Safety, Health, Environment


& Quality Management - IRCA


Certificate in Project Planning &


Mr. Stanley Chama Management - UNZA





Head of Safety & Environment


CNMC Luanshya Copper Mines Pic








Bachelor of Science in Forestry Sciences.


Certificate in Handling of Radioactive


Mr. Charles Sikalonzo


Sources.


Senior Environmental Sendees Officer. K- ll-ZOtO


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ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL OF ZAMBIA





Head Office Copperbelt Regional Office Livingstone Office Chirundu Border Office


Comer Suez & Church Roads Jacaranda Road Plot No. 555 Lusaka Road


P.O. Box 35131 P.O. Box 71302 Junction Obotc / Nehru Roads P.O. BoxCRU 31


Lusaka, Zambia Ndola, Zambia Livingstone, Zambia Chirundu, Zambia


Tel:+260 211 254130 / 254023 / 254059 Tel:+260 212 621048/610407 Tel/Fax:+260 213 321279 Tel/Fax:+260 211 515261


Fax:+260 211 254164 Fax:+260 212 610246


ncc z@zamnet. zm eczndola@necz.org





ECZ/INSflM74/T"


March 3, 2011 No..............................





The Chief Executive Officer


CNMC Luanshya Copper Mines Pic


P.O. Box 90456


LUANSHYA


Dear Sir,








Re: Proposed Silica Quarry Plant at Muva Hill by CNMC Luanshya Copper Mines


Pic





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


Council of Zambia (ECZ) on 11th January 2011 for consideration in accordance with the


requirements of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations, Statutory Instrument


No. 28 of 1997.








The ECZ 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.





Yours faithfully,








Paul M. Banda





Director


ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL OF ZAMBIA





Cc: The Town Clerk - Luanshya Municipal Council, Luanshya



































AM correspo* deuce to be addressed to the Director - Head Office


ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL OF ZAMBIA (ECZ)


1.0 PROJECT BACKGROUND DECISION LETTER


1.1 PROJECT TITLE:


Proposed Silica Quarry Plant at Muva Hill by CNMC Luanshya Copper Mines Pic


1.2 PROJECT PROPONENTS:


The Chief Executive Officer


CNMC Luanshya Copper Mines Pic


P.O. Box 90456


LUANSHYA


W''


Contact Person Wang Jingjun


Name:


Designation: Deputy CEO - Production, Safety & Environment


Tel No.: +260 212 513400


Fax No.: +260 212 512223


Email: wanqiinaiun@lcm.co.zm





1.3 PROJECT LOCATION:


The proposed project site is located at Muva Hill in Luanshya. In relation to other





existing CLM facilities around, Muva Hill lies about 1.1 km west of Baluba Mine Shaft and


about 2 km north-west of Muliashi Open Pit Mine.





1.4 DATE OF SUBMISSION BY PROPONENT:


11th January 2011





1.5 DATE OF CONSIDERATION BY COUNCIL:


02nd March 2011





2.0 DETAILS OF THE PROJECT:





CNMC Luanshya Copper Mines Pic (CLM) proposes to mine silica from the western part


of Muva Hill in Luanshya by conventional open pit mining. The Muva Hill is a huge


outcrop of quartzite and covers an area of 46.4 ha.














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 The Muva Hill is under the CLM Large Scale Mining License No. 8394-HQ-LML.The


quartzite contains silica grades of about 80% with minor iron and gangue minerals.


Mining of silica will be done in batches; that is, silica will be mined as and when it is


needed. Process water will be piped from Baluba Shaft and a power generator will be


installed for operating the drillers and for general lighting of operational areas.





The proposed project will mine only 1.679Ha of the total 46.4Ha of Muva Hill. The silica


will then be transported to a crusher to be located at Muliashi Open Pit Mine and it will


be crushed to a predetermined size. The silica stones will be used at the Muliashi Open


Pit Mine to line processing plants the acid Leach pads and the floors of the tank houses.


Machinery that will be used for project operations will be serviced at Baluba Heavy


Equipment Repair Workshop.


CLM targets to extract a total of 350,000m3 of silica over a period of 3 years. After that





the project will be decommissioned.





3.0 DECISION BY COUNCIL:





3.1 The project has being approved subject to the following conditions:





3.1.1 CNMC Luanshya Copper Mines Pic shall implement the project and all the environmental


management commltffi'ents as prtfftoseci in the Environmental Project Brief (EPB) with


changes as proposed by Environment^fiCouncil of Zambia (ECZ) in the Decision Letter


and any other conditions that may-be46sued thereafter.


3.1.2 CNMC Luanshya Cqpper Mines Pfc shall obtain clearance from the National Heritage and


Conservation Commission and comply in full with the conditions of the commission.


3.1.3 CNMC Luanshya Cppper Mines Pic shall employ dust suppression techniques in areas


with loose soil*


3.1.4 CNMC Luanshya Copper Mines Pic shall maintain the speed limit in all access roads that


shall not endanger life or cause dust.


3.1.5 CNMC Luanshya Copper Mines Pic shall maintain noise levels within acceptable levels


throughout the project cycle.


3.1.6 CNMC Lua turbance to the


nearby ve revegetation of


disturbed an


3.1.7 CNMC Luanshya d dispose of in an


environmentally at the Baluba Mine


Heavy Equipment


3.1.8 CNMC Luanshya Copper* Mitts' safety measures to ensure


the operations of Muva Hill Quarry endanger the life of the nearby


communities.


3.1.9 All compensation issues arising from the project operations shall be handled


appropriately in consultation with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of


Community Development and Social Welfare.








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3.1.10 CNMC Luanshya Copper Mines Pic shall obtain permits from ECZ and comply in full with


the following regulations throughout the project cycle:


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


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


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


d) The Air Pollution Control (Licensing and Emission Standards) Regulations,


1996.


3.1.11 CNMC Luanshya Copper Mines Pic shall prepare a closure report outlining


implementation of all the environmental management commitments presented in the


Environmental Project Brief at the end of the project for verification by the


Environmental Council of Zambia.





3.2 The Council advises CNMC Luanshya Copper Mines Pic:





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) The Town and Country Planning Act;


e) The National Heritage and Conservation Act;


f) The Mines and Minerals Act; and>


g) The Employment Act. . ^----•/


3.2.2 To make available information on HIV/AIDS, safety, health and environment to


employees before commencement of the project.


3.3 The project shall be implemented within three years from the date of approval. Failure


to implement the project within the said period shall render this Decision Letter invalid


and the developer shall re-submit the EPB.





3.4 CNMC Lua' andards and/or


specific lim liance with ECZ


recommende sponsibility if such


measures do no dards.








3.5 The Council may ut notice should CNMC


Luanshya Copper approval conditions.


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Date Paul M. Banda


Director


ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL OF ZAMBIA


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Table of Contents


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1


1. INTRODUCTION 4





1.1 Developer's Physical address & Contact Person 5


1.2 Directors and Shareholders 5


1.3 CNMC Investments elsewhere 6





2.0 DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT LOCATION 8


2.1 Regional & Local Setting 8


2.2 Project Site Location 9


3.0 LEGISLATIVE & LEGAL FRAMEWORK 12


3.1 The Environmental Protection & Pollution Control Act 12


3.2 Local Government Act 13


3.3 The Investment Act 13


3.4 Land & Land Acquisition Act 14


3.5 National Heritage Conservation Act 14


3.6 The Mines & Minerals Act 14


3.7 The Natural Resources Act 15


3.8 Factories Act 15


3.9 Pneumoconiosis Act of 1994 15


3.10 The Forestry Act of 1974 16


4.0 PROJECT DESCRIPTION 19


4.1 Objectives of Project Brief 19


4.2 Project Description 20


4.3 Material Consumption 20


4.4 Project life cycle Activities 24


4.5 Alternatives 24


5.0 DESCRIPTION OF THE BASELINE ENVIRONMENT 26


5.0 Physical Environment 26


5.10 Biological environment 35


6.0 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS 40


6.1 Positive Impacts 40


6.2 Negative Impacts 41


7.0 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT 45





8.0 Decommissioning and Closure 52


9.0 CONCLUSION 53


10.0 References 54


List of Appendices 55





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1. INTRODUCTION


In June 2009, CNMC Luanshya Copper Mines (CLM) Pic took over the


operations of the closed Luanshya Copper Mines (LCM) Pic. In additional


and as part of the Sale Agreement, the abandoned planned


implementation of the Muliashi Project by LCM was carried over as well.


During the revision and adoption of the Muliashi Project EIS, CLM


committed to uphold the construction works of the Plant and the


mitigation of all environmental concerns as planned and documented in


the EIS previously submitted, and on which a Decision letter was issued


by the Environmental Council of Zambia (ECZ). All modifications,


inclusions and omissions where necessary would thus be communicated,


in writing to ECZ and other relevant authorities before such actions are


implemented.


Silica mining and extraction at Muva Hill was commenced during the


ZCCM era, with a primary mandate then being supplying silica products


to ZCCM Nkana Division for Mineral Processing. Thereafter, when


ZCCM was privatised silica mining at Muva hill was abandoned.


Mpelembe Drilling Company was subcontracted to revive the Silica quarry


facility under RAMCOZ. Now under CNMC Luanshya Copper Mines, the


urgent need to develop the Muliashi Open pit Mine, there's need to source


for all relevant materials to use during the construction phase. Silica is one


such material that was identified to be suitable for lining the surfaces of


the leach pads. This development has triggered plans for the establishment


of a Quarry Facility at Muva Hill which is already under a CNMC


Luanshya Copper Mines Pic Large Scale Mining Licence No. 8394-HQ-


LML. Therefore, this EPB discuses the proposed establishment of quarry


activities for Silica extraction at Muva Hill. The report also highlights the








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anticipated socio-economical and environmental impacts associated and


possible mitigation measures.





1.1 DEVELOPER'S PHYSICAL ADDRESS AND CONTACT PERSON





CNMC Luanshya Copper Mines Pic





PO Box 90456





Luanshya


Zambia





Tel: +260 2 513400


Fax: +260 2 512223





Contact person:


Deputy Chief Executive Officer-Production, Safety & Environment





Mr. Wang Jingjun


wangjingjun@lcm.com.zm











1.2 DIRECTORS/SHAREHOLDERS





The under listed are the names of Directors, residential addresses, nationality


and Shareholders of CNMC LUANSHYA COPPER MINES Pic.





DIRECTORS PHYSICAL ADDRESS NATIONALITY NRC/PASSPORT


Mr. Tao Xinghu 32 Enos Chomba avenue, Kitwe Chinese S90139436


Mr. Luo Xin’geng Directors Lodge, Luanshya Chinese P00001932


Mr. Gao Xiang Directors Lodge, Luanshya Chinese P00153188


Mr. Wang Jingjun Directors Lodge, Luanshya Chinese G32341017


Mr. Li Haiyang Directors Lodge, Luanshya Chinese G01010027


Mr. Li Jiye Directors Lodge, Luanshya Chinese P00300169


Mr. Zhang Jingjing Directors Lodge, Luanshya Chinese P00273732


Dr. Godwin M. Beene P.O.Box 31969, Lusaka Zambian 220376/74/1


Dr. Peter R.K. Chileshe Plot No.6, Mwaiseni close, Chingola Zambian 207964/67/1


Mr. Justine Masiye Plot No.4861 Kariba Road, Kitwe Zambian 160714/53/1





SHAREHOLDER: CNMC LUANSHYA COPPER MINES, 80% Chinese


ZCCM-IH, 20% Zambian


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1.3 CNMC TRACK RECORD-INVESTMENTS ELSEWHERE


Founded in 1983, China Nonferrous Metal Mining (Group) Co., Ltd. (CNMC)


is a large-scale central enterprise under the management of the State-owned


Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, its


major businesses include the development of nonferrous metal mineral


resources, construction engineering, and the relevant trade and technological


services. It possesses two listed companies in China, namely NFC (000758)


and OTIC (000962). In fact, CNMC has been a pioneer among Chinese


enterprises to implement the "going abroad" strategy and to carry out


international investment and cooperation in nonferrous metal mineral


resources field.


The nonferrous metal mining projects built and put into production abroad


by CNMC include Chambishi Copper Mine in Zambia, Chambishi 150,000-


ton Copper Smelter, Chambishi Leach Plant, Chambishi Sulphuric Acid Plant,


Tumurtin-Ovoo Zinc Mine in Mongolia, and Thai-China Lead-Antimony


Alloy Plant in Thailand. The projects under construction and development


include Zambia-China Economic & Trade Cooperation Zone, Western ore


body of Zambia Chambishi Copper Mine, Myanmar Tagaung Taung Nickel


Mine, and bauxite in Laos. In addition, CNMC is negotiating a group of


projects in venturous prospecting and development of nonferrous metal


resources and carrying out overseas investment cooperation in various forms


in nonferrous metal mining industries, which involve copper, aluminium,


zinc, nickel, tantalum, niobium, and beryllium. CNMC possesses ten million


tons of nonferrous metal resources and over 300 million tons of bauxite


resources in overseas market and is now after nearly 80 million tons of heavy


nonferrous metal resources and two billion tons of bauxite resources.


CNMC Luanshya Copper Mines (CLM) Pic took over operations of Luanshya


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and Baluba Mines, Processing Plant and associated support service units in


June 2009.


CNMC-Luanshya Copper Mines (CLM) Pic acquired 80% of shares which


previously were held by ENYA Holdings, a company owned in equal parts by


IMR group and the BSGR group, with the Zambian Government retaining its


20%, through ZCCM Investment Holdings (ZCCM-IH).













































































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2.0 DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT LOCATION


2.1 Regional and Local Setting


Zambia is divided into nine administrative provinces, with the project area


located on the Copperbelt Province, which again is subdivided into 10


administrative districts, namely:


Luanshya, Masaiti, Mpongwe, Mufulira, Chililabombwe, Chingola, Kalulushi,


Kitwe, Lufwanyama, and Ndola. The Provincial administration offices are


based in Ndola town centre.


Refer to the map below for an illustration of the provincial boundaries in


Zambia.



























































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2.2 Project Site Location


Muva Hill is situated in Luanshya at the southern extremity of the Copperbelt


Province of Zambia, 13° south of the Equator at an altitude of 1260 metres


above sea level.


The proposed quarry facility is planned to be situated at Muva Hill, as it will


be the main source of raw material for silica quarrying. The required mining


and associated processing plant will cover 16,792.10m2 (1.679 Ha) of the total


Muva Hill licensed area of 46.4 Ha. In relation to other existing facilities


around, Muva Hill lies about 1.1 Km west of Baluba Mine Shaft, and about 2


Km north-west of Muliashi Open Pit Mine proposed site. The earmarked


location site had been formerly used for similar Silica extraction in the recent


past. However, there are no permanent Processing Plant structures that have


been left behind for two reasons; the first one is that most of the equipment


that had been deployed to site was mobile, and if stationary, it consisted of


on-site assembled plant machinery. Secondly as a result of the Muva Hill


being located on the outskirt of the Mining Licensed area, unknown people


had strayed into the Mining area and vandalised a few structures that could


not be demobilised at the time of closure of quarry operations.



































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Figure 2.2 Location Map for Muva Hill.




















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CNMC Luanshva Copper Mines Pic is holder of numerable large scale mining


licenses ranging from, 8393-HQ-LML, 8097-HQ-LML, 8392-HQ-LML, 8394-


HQ-LML, 8395-HQ-LML, 8396-HQ-LML and 8404-HQ-LML. These Mining


licenses cover an extensive area of land extending from Plant & Works area,


Decommissioned Shafts area, Muliashi Open Pit & Plant area Baluba Mine


and the associated plant.





The map below shows the areas covered under the current CLM operating





licenses described above.











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Figure 2.3 CLM Mining Licenses coverage.





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Note; The mining license LML 50 has since been revised to read 8097 -HQ-


LML








The Mining facilities including environmental liabilities of CNMC Luanshya


Copper Mines are located to the west of the town of Luanshya, 40 km south¬


east of the town of Kitwe and 30 km north-west of Ndola.


















































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3. 0 LEGISLATIVE AND LEGAL FRAMEWORK


The establishment and subsequent operation of the proposed Silica Quarry at


Muva Hill will be governed and operate in accordance with the following


relevant pieces of legislation.


3.1 The Environmental Protection and Pollution Control (EPPCA) Act


No 12 of 1990


This is the principal Act concerning the Environment in Zambia. Its main


functions include the protection of the environment and control of


pollution in particular so as to provide for the health and welfare of


people, animals, plants and the environment in general. It also demands


that an Environmental Impact Assessment (F.IA) be conducted to assess


the effects of all projects before implementation, and decide the scope and


nature of environmental planning and management needed. Statutory


Instrument (SI No. 28 of 1997) also requires that an Environmental


assessment or an Environmental Project Brief (EPB) be fulfilled before


development can commence. The authority concerned with Environmental


Assessments in Zambia is the Environmental Council of Zambia (ECZ),


which also undertakes the Co-ordinating, enforcement and supervisory


role.


Below are the subsidiary Statutory Instruments of the environmental


Protection and Pollution control Act that are relevant to the proposed


project:


> Statutory Instrument No.72 of 1993


Water Pollution Control (Effluent and Waste Water) Regulations- provides


for licensing of liquid waste discharge to the environment and also


provides for statutory discharge limits for respective parameters.








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> Statutory Instrument No.20 of 1994


Pesticides and Toxic Substances Regulations- provides for licensing of


importation, transportation, distribution and storage of pesticides and


toxic substances.


> Statutory Instrument No.141 of 1996


Air Pollution Control (Licensing and Emission Standards) Regulations-


provides for licensing of gaseous waste emissions to the environment and


also provides for statutory discharge limits for respective parameters.





> Statutory Instrument No.125 of 2001


Hazardous waste Management Regulation- provides the framework for


licensing of solid hazardous waste, transportation and operating/owning


of a hazardous waste disposal site.





3.2 Local Government Act





The Act came into force in 1991 and provides for the establishment of


Councils in districts, the functions of local authorities and the local


government system. Some of these functions relate to pollution control and


the protection of the environment in general.


3.3 The Investment Act of 1993


Passed in 1993, the Act provides a legal framework for investment in


Zambia. The Act relates to environment indirectly by providing incentives


for tree planting, soil and water conservation activities. The Act further








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recognises the role of other agencies including those responsible for


environmental protection in authorising specific projects.


3.4 Land Act of 1995 and Land Acquisition Act of 1995





The Land Conversion of Titles Act was enacted in 1975 and amended in


1990. The Act provides for the alienation, transfer, disposition and charge


of land. Although the Act does not refer to matters of conservation this


Act is important in that land is one of the basic natural resources. The Act


also provides for compulsory acquisition of land by the president


whenever he is of the opinion that it is desirable or expedient to do so in


the interest of the Republic.








3.5 National Heritage Conservation Commission Act of 1989


Enacted in 1989, the Act provides for the conservation of ancient, cultural


and natural heritage, relics and other objects of aesthetic, historical, pre-


historical, archaeological or scientific interest.


3.6 The Mines and Minerals Development Act, 2008.


This act is the revised law relating to the prospecting for, mining and


processing of minerals and it supersedes the Mines and Minerals Act of 1995.


The Act provides for matters connected with or incidental to acquiring


Prospecting, Mining and Processing of Minerals Licenses. Issues of provision


of proper environmental protection, commitment to investments, adequate


financial resources and promotion of local business development have been


included. The act also stipulates the contribution of the mineral resources of


the developer towards the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) to ensure


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the developer implements the progressive mine rehabilitation plan and the


decommissioning and closure plan as described in the E1A.


3.7 The Natural Resources Conservation Act of 1970


Enacted in 1970, the Act provides for the establishment of the Natural


Resources Advisory Board whose main functions are to ensure the proper


use, conservation and improvement of natural resources. Some of the


provisions of the Act have since been repealed with the coming into force of


the EPPCA. This includes the abolition of the Natural Resources Advisory


Board.


3.8 The Factories Act, 1967


Enacted in 1967, the Act regulates the conditions of employment in factories


and other places of work as regards the safety, health and welfare of persons


employed in such places. The Act also provides for the examination and


inspection of certain plant and Machinery in order to ensure safety.


3.9 Pneumoconiosis Act (No. 13 of 1994)


The Act provides for the requirement for certificates of fitness for all mine


employees that work in scheduled mine areas.


3.10 Forestry Act of 1974


The Forest Act of 1974 has provisions for the management, conservation and


protection of forests and trees in Zambia. The Act prohibits the felling,


collecting or injuring of forest products in protected forest areas or forest


reserves, unless a license has been obtained. It also prohibits construction and


operation of machinery within forest reserves or protected areas without the


license. The mine is located outside a forest protected area and is not in the


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forest reserve area.


3.11 INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS AND PROTOCOLS


The International Conventions listed below have particular relevance to


the Environmental Management Plans as the developer must be aware of


commitments made by the host country' under the relevant conventions to


ensure that project activities, environmental emissions and resource use


are not in conflict therewith.


3.11.1 The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary


movements of Hazardous wastes and their disposal-1989


Tire Basel Convention was developed under the auspices of the United


Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), in response to the growing


worldwide awareness of the problem of international traffic in hazardous


waste. The Convention was adopted in 1989 and entered into force on May


1992.


The Basel Convention is said to be the first and foremost global


environmental treaty that strictly regulates the trans-boundary movement


of hazardous wastes and other wastes, and obligates parties to ensure their


environmentally sound management, especially during the disposal


process.


The objectives of the convention are:


■ To ensure that waste is disposed of as near as possible to the place or


source of its generation;


■ To reduce trans-boundary waste and where it cannot be avoided, to be


disposed of in an environmentally sound and efficient manner;


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■ To provide assistance to developing countries in the management of


hazardous waste and the generation thereof.


Zambia ratified the Basel Convention and is mandated in line with the


Basel Convention and the EPPCA to ensure that hazardous waste


movements in and out of the country and the disposal thereof are


effectively controlled to ensure protection of human health and the


environment.


Since there are no hazardous wastes disposal facilities in Zambia,


hazardous waste may require disposal on site and it is important that


licenses are obtained from the ECZ for the storage and disposal of


hazardous waste on site.








3.11.2 The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate


Change (UNFCCQ-1992


The objective of this Convention, as stated in Article 2, is "to stabilise, in


accordance with the relevant provisions of the Convention, concentrations


of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent


dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system. Such a


level should be achieved within a time-frame sufficient to allow


ecosystems to adapt naturally to climate change, to ensure that food


production is not threatened and to enable economic development to


proceed in a sustainable manner".


Zambia ratified the UNFCCC and as part of the Convention is required to


record their emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG). To facilitate the


Government's responsibility under the Convention it is 'necessary for the


MP to estimate and record the GHG emissions generated from the process


plant and mining activities on the basis of the chemical composition or


through direct measurements.


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3.11.3 Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural


and Natural Heritage


This convention was ratified by Zambia on 4 June 1984. The Convention is


the first official international instrument stipulating the urgent need to





identify and protect cultural and natural heritage of outstanding universal


value, which is immovable and irreplaceable.


The Convention strongly affirms the shared moral and financial


responsibility to protect common cultural and natural heritage, through


international co-operation and action.


An assessment will be required to observe the provisions of the


Convention and ensure that any proposed mining infrastructure does not


affect and is located away from any cultural and natural heritage sites.



























































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4.0 DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT








4.1 Objectives of the Project


The main objective of this Silica Quarry Project is to provide Crushed Silica


stones of predetermined size for lining the acid leaching pads and the


floors of the tank houses at Muliashi Open Pit Processing Plant. As earlier


documented in the Muliashi El A, electrowinning is planned to be used in


the extraction of Copper (Cu). Silica will be used to line the surfaces of


leaching pads because of its stable chemical property when it is brought





into contact with sulphuric acid (H2SO4). Surplus stocks of silica will be


stocked for plant use at Muliashi.


The EIA regulation demands that socio-economic and environmental


impacts consequent to the implementation of a project, construction and


operations are assessed well in advance. This EPB highlights potential


impacts and subsequent mitigations of the Proposed Silica Quarrying at





Muva Hill west of Baluba B2 Shaft. This project is intended to support the


initial construction and to a lesser extent during the actual mineral


processing activities under the Muliashi Project.



































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