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Taganito Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant ProjectEnvironmental Impact StatementTaganito Mining CorporationDocument No.:...
Environmental Impact StatementR08-014Prepared forTaganito Mining CorporationPrepared byMaunsell Philippines Inc11/F Ayala ...
Quality InformationDocument            Environmental Impact StatementRef                 51050307Date                21 Ju...
Table of ContentsProject Fact Sheet                                                                                     iE...
4.3.2 Ambient Air Quality and Noise                                                         4-89           4.3.3 Key Impac...
List of Figures1.0-1             Location Map and Site Development Plan of the Proposed Taganito HPP Project3.1-1         ...
4.2.6-2           Supplementary coastal water quality sampling stations in the coastal waters of Taganito,                ...
4.3.3-8           Predicted 1-hour CO Ground Level Concentration (ug/Ncm) CO highest value of 28ug/Ncm                  vs...
4.2.1-3           Summary of Changes and Runoff and groundwater recharge depths4.2.6-1           Locations of the Surface ...
3.4-6             Proposed wharf berth located beside the existing wharf facility3.4-7             Proposed location of th...
4.2.9-9           Station SW5 located further downstream of Taganito River4.2.9-10          Station SW6 located downstream...
List of Appendices3.4.1                      Configuration of Power Station4.1.1 Figure 1             Existing Land Use Ma...
4.2. Table 16              Monthly and Annual Water Balance Under Existing Conditions – Taganito River                    ...
4.2.11.4 Table 1           Nitrate concentrations in 4 marine stations within the vicinity of Taganito, Surigao4.2.11.4 Ta...
4.4.8.1 Table 4            Environmental Health and Sanitation Profile of Claver, Surigao del Norte, 20044.4.8.1 Table 5  ...
CAA                   Clean Air ActCaO                   Calcium Oxide / limeCBR                   Crude Birth RateCCD    ...
FDC                   Flow Duration CurveFe                    IronFGD                   Focus Group DiscussionFPIC       ...
LWUA                  Local Water Utilities Administrationm                     meterm/s                   meters per seco...
NGO                   Non Government OrganizationNH                    Nickel HydroxideNHRC                  National Hydr...
TMC                   Taganito Mining Corporationtree/m                tree per meterTSP                   Total Suspended...
Project Fact SheetProject Name                     Taganito Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant (HPP) ProjectProject Locat...
The proposed project site is characterized by an ophiolitic suite of rocks and three distinct soil units.The slope gradien...
Key Impacts and Mitigating MeasuresThe key impacts identified for the proposed project are:     •    Site preparation acti...
Executive SummaryBrief Project DescriptionProject Location and AreaThe Taganito HPP Project covers anapproximate area of 1...
Component                                        Description                                           Location           ...
Slaked Lime Kiln Plant - TSP, SOx, NOx, CO                               Concentration of emissions will be kept within   ...
Project Duration and Schedule            The project is envisioned to last for 30 years. Presented below is the schedule f...
Brief Summary of Project’s EIA ProcessThe Terms of Reference used for this EIA Study was consistent with the revised Proce...
Study PeriodThe EIA Study was conducted from January 2007 to April 2008. Below is the EIA schedule ofactivities.          ...
Summary of Baseline Characterization      Ecosystem                                                              Findings ...
Taganito Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant Project - Environmental Impact Statement
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Environmental Impact Statement

Taganito Mining Corporation

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July 2008

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Taganito Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant Project - Environmental Impact Statement

  1. 1. Taganito Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant ProjectEnvironmental Impact StatementTaganito Mining CorporationDocument No.: R08-014 July 2008
  2. 2. Environmental Impact StatementR08-014Prepared forTaganito Mining CorporationPrepared byMaunsell Philippines Inc11/F Ayala Life - FGU Center, 6811 Ayala Avenue, Makati City, PhilippinesT +632 843 6336 F +632 843 6125 www.maunsell.com21 July 200851050307© Maunsell Philippines Inc 2008The information contained in this document produced by Maunsell Philippines Inc is solely for the use of the Client identified onthe cover sheet for the purpose for which it has been prepared and Maunsell Philippines Inc undertakes no duty to or acceptsany responsibility to any third party who may rely upon this document.All rights reserved. No section or element of this document may be removed from this document, reproduced, electronicallystored or transmitted in any form without the written permission of Maunsell Philippines Inc.Taganito Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant ProjectEnvironmental Impact StatementJ:5105030701_Administration007_ReportsEIARev 4Rev4. Chapter 1&2 Basic Project Info.21Jul08.docRevision 4 21 July 2008
  3. 3. Quality InformationDocument Environmental Impact StatementRef 51050307Date 21 July 2008Prepared by Maunsell Environmental Study TeamReviewed by Naniel V. Aragones / Jess P. Bayrante / Jo Rowena GarciaRevision History Authorised Revision Revision Date Details Name/Position Signature 0 09/04/2008 Preliminary Issue Jess P. Bayrante Associate Director - Environment 1 18/04/2008 With TMC’s comments Jess P. Bayrante Associate Director - Environment 2 21/04/2008 For EIARC review Jess P. Bayrante Associate Director - Environment 3 28 May 2008 Additional Information Jess P. Bayrante Associate Director - Environment 4 21 July 2008 Final EIS Jess P. Bayrante Associate Director - EnvironmentTaganito Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant ProjectEnvironmental Impact StatementJ:5105030701_Administration007_ReportsEIARev 4Rev4. Chapter 1&2 Basic Project Info.21Jul08.docRevision 4 21 July 2008
  4. 4. Table of ContentsProject Fact Sheet iExecutive Summary iv1.0 Basic Project Information 1-12.0 Description of the Project’ EIA Process s 2-1 2.1 Terms of Reference of the EIA Study 2-1 2.2 The EIA Team 2-1 2.3 EIA Study Schedule 2-2 2.4 EIA Study Area 2-3 2.5 EIA Methodology 2-3 2.6 Public Participation 2-33.0 Project Description 3-1 3.1 Project Location and Area 3-1 3.2 Project Rationale 3-2 3.3 Project Alternatives 3-2 3.4 Project Components 3-5 3.4.1 Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant (HPP) and Associated Facilities 3-9 3.4.2 Auxiliary Facilities 3-22 3.5 Description of Project Phases 3-31 3.5.1 Pre-construction/Pre-operational Phase 3-31 3.5.2 Construction/Development Phase 3-32 3.5.3 Operational Phase 3-32 3.5.4 Abandonment Phase 3-32 3.6 Project Wastes and Built-in Management Measures 3-33 3.7 Manpower Requirements 3-36 3.8 Project Cost 3-36 3.9 Project Duration and Schedule 3-364.0 Baseline Environmental Conditions, Impact Assessment and Mitigation 4-1 4.1 The Land 4-1 4.1.1 Land Use and Classification 4-1 4.1.2 Geology and Geomorphology 4-2 4.1.3 Geohazard Analysis 4-7 4.1.4 Terrestrial Flora 4-13 4.1.5 Terrestrial Fauna 4-20 4.2 The Water 4-26 4.2.1 Hydrology and Hydrogeology 4-26 4.2.2 Key Impacts and Mitigating Measures 4-34 4.2.3 Oceanography 4-40 4.2.4 Key Impacts and Mitigating Measures 4-47 4.2.5 Sediment Transport 4-47 4.2.6 Water Quality 4-47 4.2.7 Sediment Quality 4-58 4.2.8 Key Impacts and Mitigating Measures 4-59 4.2.9 Freshwater Biology 4-59 4.2.10 Key Impacts and Mitigating Measures 4-66 4.2.11 Marine Biology 4-66 4.2.12 Key Impacts and Mitigating Measures 4-87 4.3 The Air 4-88 4.3.1 Meteorology 4-88Taganito Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant ProjectEnvironmental Impact StatementJ:5105030701_Administration007_ReportsEIARev 4Rev4. Chapter 1&2 Basic Project Info.21Jul08.docRevision 4 21 July 2008
  5. 5. 4.3.2 Ambient Air Quality and Noise 4-89 4.3.3 Key Impacts and Mitigating Measures 4-99 4.4 The People 4-107 4.4.1 Demographic Data 4-107 4.4.2 Household Survey 4-109 4.4.3 Key Socio-Economic Conditions 4-110 4.4.4 Community Perception and Social Acceptability 4-112 4.4.5 Project Awareness 4-113 4.4.6 Indigenous People 4-114 4.4.7 Key Impact and Mitigating Measures 4-118 4.4.8 Public Health 4-123 4.4.9 Key Impacts and Mitigating Measures 4-1255.0 Preliminary Risk Assessment 5-1 5.1 General Risk Assessment 5-1 5.1.1 Conceptual Framework, Approach and Methodology 5-1 5.1.2 Hazard Identification 5-2 5.1.3 Risk Analysis 5-2 5.1.4 Hazard Analysis 5-2 5.1.5 Consequence Analysis 5-6 5.1.6 Frequency Analysis 5-7 5.1.7 Estimation of Risk 5-7 5.1.8 Risk Assessment 5-8 5.2 Environmental Risk Management Plan 5-8 5.2.1 Emergency Response Policy and General Measures 5-86.0 Environmental Management Plan 6-1 6.1 Impacts Management Plan 6-1 6.2 Social Development Framework 6-11 6.3 IEC Framework 6-13 6.4 Abandonment/Decommissioning/Rehabilitation Policies 6-16 6.5 Environmental Monitoring Plan 6-16 6.5.1 Self Monitoring Plan 6-16 6.5.2 Multi-Sectoral Monitoring Framework 6-24 6.5.3 Environmental Guarantee and Monitoring Fund Commitment 6-24 6.5.4 Institutional Plan for EMP Implementation 6-247.0 References 7-1Taganito Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant ProjectEnvironmental Impact StatementJ:5105030701_Administration007_ReportsEIARev 4Rev4. Chapter 1&2 Basic Project Info.21Jul08.docRevision 4 21 July 2008
  6. 6. List of Figures1.0-1 Location Map and Site Development Plan of the Proposed Taganito HPP Project3.1-1 Project Location Map3.1-2 Map of Primary Impact Areas3.1-3 Map of Secondary Project Impact Areas3.4-1 Taganito HPP Project Site Development Plant3.4.1-1 Process Flow Chart3.4.1-2 Material Balance Diagram of the Taganito HPP (for 30kT-Ni as MS + 15kT-Ni as Hydroxide)3.4.1-3 Water Balance Diagram of the Taganito HPP Project3.4.2-1 Conceptual Lay-out Plan of the Wharf3.4.2-2 Proposed Alignment of the Wharf3.4.2-3 Sectional Views of the Wharf4.1.2-1 Regional Geologic Map of Mindanao4.1.2-2 Geologic Cross-sections4.1.2-3 Soil Fertility Sampling Points4.1.3-1 Slope map for the Taganito Mines Project area4.1.3-1 Distribution Map of the Philippines, PHIVOLCS 20004.1.3-2 Active Faults Distribution Map of the Philippines, PHIVOLCS 20004.1.4-1 Figure Location of the vegetation sampling quadrats4.1.5-1 Location of the wildlife sampling sites4.2.1-1 Map showing the Location of the PAGASA Statios (with MAR in mm) Relative to the Taganito Mines Project Area4.2.1-2 Map showing the Location of the Hydrology Sampling Stations4.2.1-9 Composite Plot of Annual, Cumulative Annual and Monthly Maximum, Mean and Minimum Rainfall – Mine Site Station4.2.1-10 Map Showing the Proposed Facilities and Developments in the Different River Basins4.2.1-11 Calculated Flow Duration Curve at the Proposed Diversion Weir in the Taganito River4.2.1-12 Calculated Flow Duration Curve at the Proposed Diversion Weir in the Daang Suba River4.2.1-13 Comparative Flow Duration Curve of Taganito River Under Existing Condition and With Tailings Dam and Diversion Weir (Encircled Ordinates are 0.1 or 10 year and 0.01 or 100- year Exceedance)4.2.1-14 Comparative Flow Duration Curve of Hayanggabon River Under Existing Condition and With Tailings Dam (Encircled Ordinates are 0.1 or 10-year and 0.01 or 100-year Exceedance4.2.3-1 Map showing the study area4.2.3-2 Bathymetry of study area. Contour lines in meters4.2.3-3 Map showing station locations covered during the field survey4.2.3-4 Map showing the model domain overlaid by bathymetry in meters4.2.3-5 Vertical profiles of salinity and temperature4.2.3-6 Surface current. From drogue measurements4.2.3-7 Simulated surface current in January (top) and August (bottom)4.2.3-8 Vertically averaged current in January (top) and August (bottom) simulated by POM4.2.3-9 Modeled tidal velocities during ebb (left) and flood (right) conditions (from Villanoy and Magno, 2006)4.2.6-1 Location Map of Water Quality Sampling StationsTaganito Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant ProjectEnvironmental Impact StatementJ:5105030701_Administration007_ReportsEIARev 4Rev4. Chapter 1&2 Basic Project Info.21Jul08.docRevision 4 21 July 2008
  7. 7. 4.2.6-2 Supplementary coastal water quality sampling stations in the coastal waters of Taganito, Carascal Bay, and Canal Bay. The white rectangular outline depicts the area shown in Figure 4.2.6-3.4.2.6-3 Supplementary coastal water quality sampling stations in the coastal waters of Taganito4.2.6-4 Cadmium levels in the coastal waters of Taganito, Canal Bay, and Carascal Bay4.2.6-5 Copper levels in the coastal waters of Taganito, Canal Bay, and Carascal Bay4.2.6-6 Pb levels in the coastal waters of Taganito, Canal Bay, and Carascal Bay4.2.9-1 Counts of Aquatic Insect Groups4.2.9-2 Counts and Number of Taxa of Aquatic Fauna from the Different Sampling Stations4.2.11-1 Area covered by site reconnaissance of coastal waters4.2.11-2 Location Map of Marine Sampling Stations4.2.11-3 Total average densities of soft bottom benthos in the marine Environment of Taganito HPP Site, Surigao4.2.11-4 Total estimated abundance of crustacean fauna in the marine environment of Taganito HPP Site, Surigao4.2.11-5 Total estimated abundance of polychaetes in the marine environment of Taganito HPP Site, Surigao4.2.11-6 Phytoplankton densities in 4 marine stations within the vicinity of Taganito, Surigao4.2.11-7 Zooplankton densities in 4 marine stations within the vicinity of Taganito, Surigao4.2.11-8 Zooplankton biomass in 4 marine stations within the vicinity of Taganito, Surigao4.2.11-9 Shoot density of the different seagrass species recorded per station. Data presented are mean (±)standard error (SE). Hun: Halodule uninervis, Hovs: Halophila ovalis, Thal: halassia hemprichii, Cyro: Cymodocea rotundata, Syri: Syringdoium isoetifolium, Enha: Enhalus acoroides, and Cyse: Cymodocea serrulata4.2.11-10 Total shoot density of the seagrasses in the different sites surveyed in Claver area. Data presented are mean (±) standard error (SE).4.2.11-11 Above- (white shaded area) and below- (gray shade area) ground biomass allocation (g dry weight m-2) of the different seagrass species located in white sand (Site 1, A) and north (Site 2, B) of Aling Island, Urbiztondo (Site 4, C), and Taganito (Site 5, D). Data presented are mean ± standard error (SE)4.2.11-12 Total biomass allocation of seagrasses in the different Sites surveyed around the municipality of Claver. White shaded portion: aboveground; gray shaded portion: belowground biomass. Data presented are mean ± standard error (SE)4.3.2-1 Location of Air Quality Sampling Stations4.3.3-1 Predicted 1-hour TSP Ground Level Concentration (ug/Ncm) TSP Highest Value of 94ug/Ncm vs DENR NAAQS of 300ug/Ncm4.3.3-2 Predicted 1-hour SO2 Ground Level Concentration (ug/Ncm) SO2 Highest Value of 335ug/Ncm vs. DENR NAAQS of 340ug/Ncm4.3.3-3 Predicted 1-hour NO2 Ground Level Concentration (ug/Ncm) NO2 highest value of 230ug/Ncm vs. DENR NAAQS of 260ug/Ncm4.3.3-4 Predicted 24-hour TSP Ground Level Concentration (ug/Ncm) TSP Highest Value of 54ug/Ncm vs DENR NAAQGV of 230ug/Ncm4.3.3-5 Predicted 24-hour SO2 Ground Level Concentration (ug/Ncm) SO2 Highest Value of 135ug/Ncm vs. DENR NAAQGV of 180ug/Ncm4.3.3-6 Predicted 24-hour NO2 Ground Level Concentration (ug/Ncm) NO2 highest value of 92ug/Ncm vs. DENR NAAGQV of 150ug/Ncm4.3.3-7 Predicted 30-min H2S Ground Level Concentration (ug/Ncm) H2S highest value of 3.7ug/Ncm vs. DENR NAAQS of 100ug/NcmTaganito Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant ProjectEnvironmental Impact StatementJ:5105030701_Administration007_ReportsEIARev 4Rev4. Chapter 1&2 Basic Project Info.21Jul08.docRevision 4 21 July 2008
  8. 8. 4.3.3-8 Predicted 1-hour CO Ground Level Concentration (ug/Ncm) CO highest value of 28ug/Ncm vs. DENR NAAQGV of 35ug/Ncm4.3.3-9 Predicted 8-hour CO Ground Level Concentration (ug/Ncm) CO highest value of 10ug/Ncm vs. DENR NAAQGV of 10ug/Ncm4.4.1 Settlement Map of All Project-Affected Areas5.1.1-1 Schematic Flow of Risk Assessment6.5.1-1 Proposed Marine Monitoring Points6.5.4-1 TMC Organizational Chart for EMP implementationList of Tables2.1-1 List of Significant Issues Raised During the Scoping Meetings2.2-1 The EIA Study Team2.3-1 EIA Schedule of Activities2.6-1 List of Public Consultations Conducted3.4-1 Project Components and Location3.4.1-1 Description of HPP Circuits3.4.1-2 H2S Plant Specifications3.4.1-3 Properties and Quality of Hydrogen Sulfide3.4.2-1 Tailings Storage Facility Specifications3.4.2-2 Total reserves of Limestone quarry3.4.2-3 Stages of Quarrying Operation3.4.2-4 Description of Materials Storage Facility3.5.1-1 Project Permits3.6-1 Potential Project Wastes3.7-1 Breakdown of Personnel3.9-1 Project Duration and Work Schedule4.1.2-1 Geologic Units in the Project Site4.1.2-2 Soil Fertility Sampling Point Details4.1.2-3 Soil Properties4.1.3.-1 Geohazards in relation to slopes4.1.3-2 Geohazards, Impacts and Mitigation4.1.3-3 Earthquake Distribution4.1.3-4 Major Earthquake Generators and Ground Acceleration4.1.4-1 Location of the sampling Quadrats4.1.4-2 Species Richness of the Three Types of Vegetation Cover4.1.4-3 List of the Species at the Open forest and their corresponding importance value (IV)4.1.4-4 List of the species at the limestone forest and their corresponding importance value (IV)4.1.4-5 List of the species at the brushland and their corresponding importance value (IV)4.1.4-6 Diversity indices and number of species for each transect line4.1.4-7 List of the Mindanao Island endemics recorded from the sampling quadrats4.1.4-8 List of Species included in the National Red List4.1.5-1 Locations of the wildlife sampling sites4.1.5-2 List of noteworthy species in Brgys. Cagdianao, Hayanggabon, Taganito and Sapa4.2.1-1 List of catchments and corresponding Project area/facility drained4.2.1-2 Comparative summary of measured and simulated velocity and river flowsTaganito Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant ProjectEnvironmental Impact StatementJ:5105030701_Administration007_ReportsEIARev 4Rev4. Chapter 1&2 Basic Project Info.21Jul08.docRevision 4 21 July 2008
  9. 9. 4.2.1-3 Summary of Changes and Runoff and groundwater recharge depths4.2.6-1 Locations of the Surface Water Quality Sampling Stations4.2.6-2 Location of the Groundwater quality sampling Stations4.2.6-3 Location of the Marine and Coastal water Quality sampling Stations4.2.9-1 Freshwater Benthos in the River Systems Collected by Kick Net4.2.11-1 Benthic attributes for sites sampled off Barangays Taganito, Hayanggabon and Urbiztondo4.2.11-2 Species list and counts per station of reef fishes off Taganito4.2.11-3 List of commercial fishes landed in Hayanggabon4.2.11-4 Average estimated density (number of individuals/m2 of soft bottom benthos in the marine environment of Taganito Nickel HPP Project, Surigao4.2.11-5 Density and list of phytoplankton for each station in Taganito, Surigao4.2.11-6 Density and list of zooplankton for each station in Taganito, Surigao4.2.11-7 List of seaweed-associated species in seagrass meadows and their relative cover and frequency of occurrences in Claver4.3.2-1 Air Quality and Noise sampling Stations4.3.2-2 Methods of Noise Sampling and Air Analysis for SO2, NOx, TSP and PM-104.3.2-3 Results of 1-Hour Ambient Air Quality Monitoring4.3.2-4 Results of 24-Hour Ambient Air Quality Monitoring4.3.2-5 Air Quality Indices (Source: Annex A of DAO 2000-81)4.3.2-6 Ambient Noise Levels4.3.2-7 Philippine Ambient Noise Standards4.4.1-1 Summary of Demographic Profile :Project-Affected Communities (PACs)4.4.1-2 Power Supply and Demand4.4.1-3 Water Supply and Demand4.4.2-1 Key Features of Project-Affected Communities (PACs)4.4.3-1 Summary of Basic Household Features of Project-Affected Communities (PACs)4.4.3-2 Main Source of Income : Project-Affected Communities (PACs)5.1.4-1 Hazard Materials Associated with the Project5.1.4-2 Hazard Analysis Matrix5.1.5-1 Results of External Consequence Computation5.1.6-1 Results of Frequency Calculation5.1.7-1 Results of Preliminary Risks Posed by the Project’s Operations5.2.1-1 List of Equipments for Various Emergency Conditions6.1-1 Summary of the various impacts and mitigation measures for the different project phases6.2.1 The Social Development Framework6.3-1 Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Plan/Framework6.5-1 Environmental Monitoring Plan (EMoP) with Environmental Quality Performance Levels (EQPLs)List of Plates3.4-1 Proposed location of HPP at the southern portion of Barangay Hayanggabon3.4-2 Proposed location of HPP overlooking Telegrapo Island3.4-3 Proposed location of the Ore preparation Circuit at the north western portion of the mine site called “Taga 2”3.4-4 Proposed location of the Ore Preparation Circuit3.4-5 Proposed location of the Ore Preparation CircuitTaganito Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant ProjectEnvironmental Impact StatementJ:5105030701_Administration007_ReportsEIARev 4Rev4. Chapter 1&2 Basic Project Info.21Jul08.docRevision 4 21 July 2008
  10. 10. 3.4-6 Proposed wharf berth located beside the existing wharf facility3.4-7 Proposed location of the Quarry Site3.4-8 Proposed Tailings Dam Site Quarry Site4.1.4-1 The three general vegetation types in the development area: (a) open forest (at the initial stage of regeneration); (b) limestone forest; and (c) brushland)4.1.6-1 Stands of woody fern observed in Site 14.1.6-2 Vegetation cover in Site 14.2.6-1 Station SW1 at taganito River. Brownish turbid waters were noted in the wet season in contrast with the clear waters observed during the dry season sampling. Runoff from exposed slopes upstream of the station contribute to the turbidity in the wet season. This station is located upstream of the proposed tailings dawm in Taganito River4.2.6-2 The station drains an area of the watershed that is currently unaffected by mining operations. Waters during the dry and wet season sampling were noted to be clear. This is considered as a control station and will not be affected by the proposed HPP operations4.2.6-3 Station SW3 at Taganito River. Brownish, turbid waters were noted in the wet season while clearer waters with a much lower stream flow was noted during the dry season. The station is downstream of an existing siltation pond. It will be downstream of the proposed tailings dam4.2.6-4 Station SW4 at Taganito River. The station represents the confluence of Stations SW2 and SW3. Clear waters were noted in the dry season. Turbid waters noted in the wet season was due to the turbidity of station of SW24.2.6-5 Station SW5 at Taganito River. Slightly turbid waters and high flows were noted during the wet season. Runoff from banks such as that in the foreground primarily contributes to the turbidity. Lower flows and clearer waters were noted in the dry season4.2.6-6 Station SW6 at Taganito River. High flow and turbid waters were noted during the wet season. Less turbid waters with lower flow was noted in the dry season. The site will be affected by the proposed tailings dam4.2.6-7 Station SW7 at Tagnito River. Turbid waters were noted during the wet season as compared to the dry season. The site is situated upstream of the proposed tailings disposal dam4.2.6-8 Station SW8 at Taganito River4.2.6-9 Station SW9 at Hayanggabon River. Turbid waters were noted during the wet season sampling. The site will be affected by the proposed tailings dam in Hayanggabon River4.2.6-10 Plate 4.2.6-10. Station SW10 at Hayanggabon River4.2.6-11 Station SW11 at Sensio Creek. Clear waters were observed in the wet and dry seasons. Sensio Creek is the stream nearest the town site4.2.6-12 Station SW12 at Magallanes River. The station is near the proposed quarry site4.2.6-13 Station SW13 at Magallanes River. The station is near the proposed quarry site4.2.6-14 Station SW14 at Sapa River4.2.6.15 Station SW15 at Magallanes River. The station is downstream the proposed quarry site4.2.9-1 The kicknet method of sampling4.2.9-2 Sorting of aquatic fauna caught by kicknet4.2.9-3 Brown coloration on riparian vegetation indicating water level during flooding after a heavy rainfall, and erosion of riverbanks at SW 44.2.9-4 Rocks at SW11 heavily covered with sediments4.2.9-5 Station SW1 located in creek at the inlet of a siltation pond4.2.9-6 Station SW2 located at Taganito River before SW 44.2.9-7 Station SW3 which feeds into Taganito River4.2.9-8 Station SW4 which is downstream of Station 2 along Taganito RiverTaganito Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant ProjectEnvironmental Impact StatementJ:5105030701_Administration007_ReportsEIARev 4Rev4. Chapter 1&2 Basic Project Info.21Jul08.docRevision 4 21 July 2008
  11. 11. 4.2.9-9 Station SW5 located further downstream of Taganito River4.2.9-10 Station SW6 located downstream of the discharge of a siltation pond4.2.9-11 Station SW7 located upstream of Station 64.2.9-12 Station SW8 near the Taganito River mouth4.2.9-13 Station SW9 upstream of Hayanggabon River4.2.9-14 Station SW10 near Taganito River mouth4.2.9-15 Station SW11 located near the mouth of Sencio Creek4.2.9-16 Station SW12 upstream of Magallanes River before confluence with Sapa River4.2.9-17 Station SW13 downstream of Magallanes River and Sapa River confluence4.2.9-18 Station SW14 upstream of Sapa River4.2.9-19 Station SW15 downstream of Magallanes-Paoy River4.2.11.1-1 Branching Acropora formosa northeast of Aling Island4.2.11.1-2 Coral growth forms found southwest of Aling Island4.2.11.1-3 Corals mounds found off Karaang Banwa4.2.11.1-4 Corals with silt in between depressions off Malingin Islet4.3.2-1 Air Quality Station No. 1 at TMC Staff House (February 2007) near Ore Preparation Area4.3.2-2 Air Quality Station No. 2 at the Mine Pit Taga-2 (February 2007 near Proposed Tailings Dam4.3.2-3 Air Quality Station No. 3 at the Mine Yard Taga-3 (February 2007) near proposed Tailings Dam4.3.2-4 Air Quality Station No. 4 at the IPs Relocation Site (February 2007) near Ore Preparation Area4.3.2-5 Air Quality Station No. 5 at Brgy. Taganito (February 2007) near Ore Preparation Area4.3.2-6 Air Quality Station No. 6 at gawad Kalinga (February 2007) near Ore Preparation Area4.3.2-7 Air Quality Station No. 7 at Hayanggabon Elementary school (February 2007) Proposed HPP vicinity4.3.2-8 Air Quality Station No. 8 at Brgy. Hayanggabon (February 2007) Proposed HPP Vicinity4.3.2-9 Air Quality Station No. 9 at Brgy. Sapa (February 2008) near proposed Limestone Quarry Area4.3.2-10 Air Quality Station No. 10 at Brgy. Ladgaron (February 2008) near proposed Limestone Quarry Area4.3.2.11 A Truck Generating Dust in the Mine Yard (May 2007)4.4.6-1 Mamanua Relocation Site5.1.4-1 Hazard Material Associated with the Project5.1.4-2 Hazard Analysis Matrix5.1.5-1 Results of External Consequences Computation5.1.6-1 Results of Frequency Calculation5.1.7-1 Results of Preliminary Risks Posed by the Project’s OperationsList of Annexes1-1 Sworn Accountability Statement of the Project Proponent1-2 SEC Registration1-3 Sworn Accountability Statement of the EIA Preparers2-1 Site Scoping List of Issues2-2 Attendance Sheet during the Public Scoping2-3 Technical Scoping Checklist & Attendance SheetTaganito Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant ProjectEnvironmental Impact StatementJ:5105030701_Administration007_ReportsEIARev 4Rev4. Chapter 1&2 Basic Project Info.21Jul08.docRevision 4 21 July 2008
  12. 12. List of Appendices3.4.1 Configuration of Power Station4.1.1 Figure 1 Existing Land Use Map of Municipality of Claver, Surigao del Norte4.1.1 Figure 2 Proposed Land Use Map of Municipality of Claver, Surigao del Norte4.1.4 Table 1 Llst of Species Recorded during the Vegetation Survey4.1.4 Table 2 List of Philippine Endemics from the Sampling Quadrats4.1.4 Table 1 List of amphibian, reptile and mammal species recorded from Brgys. Cagdianao, Hayanggabon, Taganito, and Sapa, Mun. of Claver, Surigao del Norte4.1.5 Table 2 List of bird species recorded from Brgys. Cagdianao, Hayanggabon, Taganito, and Sapa, Mun. of Claver, Surigao del Norte4.1.5 Text 1 Detailed Discussion for Each Group of Wildlife.doc4.1.5 Text 2 Data Analysis4.2.1.1 Table 1 Monthly and Annual Rainfall Data (mm) at the Taganito Camp Site (1994 -2006)4.2.1.1Table 2 Monthly and Annual Rainfall Data (mm) at the Taganito Mine Site (1994 -2006)4.2.1.1 Table 3a Summary of Peak Wet Season (January 2007) Velocity Measurements and Discharge Computations – Main Taganito River (SW-1)4.2.1.1 Table 3b Summary of Recession or Less Wet Period (April 2007) Velocity Measurements and Discharge Computations - Main Taganito River (SW-1)4.2.1 Table 4a Summary of Peak Wet Season (January 2007) Velocity Measurements and Discharge Computations – Daku Creek (SW-2)4.2.1 Table 4b Summary of Recession or Less Wet Period (April 2007) Velocity Measurements and Discharge Computations - Main Taganito River upstream (SW-2’)4.2.1 Table 5a Summary of Peak Wet Season (January 2007) Velocity Measurements and Discharge Computations – Daang Suba River (SW-3)4.2.1Table 5b Summary of Recession or Less Wet Period (April 2007) Velocity Measurements and Discharge Computations - Daang Suba River (SW-3)4.2.1 Table 6a Summary of Peak Wet Season (January 2007) Velocity Measurements and Discharge Computations – Hayanggabon River (SW-4)4.2.1 Table 6b Summary of Recession or Less Wet Period (April 2007) Velocity Measurements and Discharge Computations - Hayanggabon River (SW-4)4.2.1 Table 7a Summary of Peak Wet Season (January 2007) Velocity Measurements and Discharge Computations – Sensio Creek (SW-5)4.2.1Table 7b Summary of Recession or Less Wet Period (April 2007) Velocity Measurements and Discharge Computations – Sensio Creek (SW-5)4.2.1Table 8 12-Year Estimated Monthly and Annual Average Discharge, m3/sec. – Taganito River4.2.1 Table 9 12-Year Estimated Monthly and Annual Average Discharge, m3/sec. – Daang Suba River4.2.1Table 10 12-Year Estimated Monthly and Annual Average Discharge, m3/sec. – Hayanggabon River4.2.1 Table 11 12-Year Estimated Monthly and Annual Average Discharge, m3/sec. – Sensio Creek4.2.1 Table 12 12-Year Estimated Monthly and Annual Average Discharge, m3/sec. – Township River4.2.1 Table 13 Estimated Monthly and Annual Average Discharge (m3/sec.) for Taganito River With Reduced Catchment Area Due to Tailings Dam No. 1 and Diversion Weir4.2.1 Table 14 Estimated Monthly and Annual Average Discharge (m3/sec.) for Hayanggabon River With Reduced Catchment Area Due to Tailings Dam No. 34.2.1 Table 15 Estimated Potential Evapotranspiration in mm at the Lake Mainit StationTaganito Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant ProjectEnvironmental Impact StatementJ:5105030701_Administration007_ReportsEIARev 4Rev4. Chapter 1&2 Basic Project Info.21Jul08.docRevision 4 21 July 2008
  13. 13. 4.2. Table 16 Monthly and Annual Water Balance Under Existing Conditions – Taganito River Basin4.2.1 Table 17 Monthly and Annual Water Balance Under Existing Conditions – Daang Suba River Basin4.2.1 Table 18 Monthly and Annual Water Balance Under Existing Conditions – Hayanggabon River Basin4.2.1 Table 19 Monthly and Annual Water Balance Under Existing Conditions – Sensio Creek River Basin4.2.1 Table 20 Monthly and Annual Water Balance Under Existing Conditions – Township River Basin4.2.1 Table 21 Monthly and Annual Water Balance Under Existing Conditions – Paoy-Magallanes River Basin4.2.1 Table 22 Monthly and Annual Water Balance Under Existing Conditions – Sapa Creek Basin4.2.1 Table 23 Monthly and Annual Water Balance With Ore Preparation Area – Taganito River Basin4.2.1Table 24 Monthly and Annual Water Balance With Decant Pond – Hayanggabon River Basin4.2.1Table 25 Monthly and Annual Water Balance With HPP – Sensio River Basin4.2.1 Table 26 Monthly and Annual Water Balance With New Township – Township River Basin4.2.1.3 General Climatologic Condition4.2.4 Table 1 Erosion Calculation using the Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE)1, Area 14.2.4 Table 2 Erosion Calculation using the Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE)1, Area 24.2.5 Sediment Transport Study4.2.6 Table 1 Groundwater Quality with the Appropriate Quality Criteria (Wet Season)4.2.6 Table 2 Groundwater Quality with the Appropriate Quality Criteria (Dry Season)4.2.6 Table 3 Groundwater quality with the Appropriate quality Criteria (Additional)4.2.6 Table 4 Surface Water Quality with the Appropriate Quality Criteria (Wet Season)4.2.6 Table 5 Surface water Quality with the Appropriate quality Criteria (Dry Season)4.2.6 Table 6 Surface water Quality with the Appropriate Quality Criteria (Additional)4.2.6 Table 7 Coastal and Marine Water Quality with Appropriate Quality Criteria (Wer Season)4.2.6 Table 8 Coastal and Marine Water Quality with the Appropriate Quality Criteria (Dry Season)4.26. Table 9 Coastal and Marine Water Quality with the Appropriate Quality Criteria (Additional)4.2.6 Figure 1 Supplementary coastal water Quality sampling Stations in the coastal water of Taganito4.2.6 Figure 2 Supplementary coastal water Quality Sampling Stations in the coastal waters of Taganito, Carascal Bay and Canal Bay. The white rectangular outline depicts the area shown in Figure 24.2.6 Figure 3 Cadmium levels in the coastal waters of Taganito, Canal Bay, and Carascal Bay4.2.6 Figure 4 Copper levels in the coastal waters of Taganito, Canal Bay, and Carascal Bay4.2.6 Figure 5 Pb levels in the coastal water of Taganito, Canal Bay, and Carascal Bay4.2.7 Table 1 Heavy Metal Concentrations in the Stream and marine Sediments (Wet Season)4.2.7 Table 2 Heavy Metal Concentration in the Stream and Marine Sediments (Dry Season)4.2.7 Table 3 Index of Geo-accumulation (Wet Season)4.2.7 Table 4 Index of Geo- accumulation (Dry Season)4.2.7 Table 5 Index of Geo-accumulation (additional)4.2.6 Table 6 Pollution Class Based on 1 geo4.2.11.3 Table 1 Average estimated density of soft bottom benthos by station at the Taganito HPP Site, SurigaoTaganito Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant ProjectEnvironmental Impact StatementJ:5105030701_Administration007_ReportsEIARev 4Rev4. Chapter 1&2 Basic Project Info.21Jul08.docRevision 4 21 July 2008
  14. 14. 4.2.11.4 Table 1 Nitrate concentrations in 4 marine stations within the vicinity of Taganito, Surigao4.2.11.4 Table 2 Nitrate concentrations in 4 marine stations within the vicinity of Taganito, Surigao4.2.11.4 Table 3 Phosphate concentrations in 4 marine stations within the vicinity of Taganito, Surigao4.2.11.4 Table 4 Ammonium concentrations in 4 marine stations within the vicinity of Taganito, Surigao4.3.1.1 Figure 2 Annual Wind Rose Data (Surigao City) – 1997 to 19964.3.1 Figure 4 Frequency of Tropical Cyclone Passage4.3.1 Table 1 Climatological Normals4.3.1 Table 2 Climatological Extreme4.3.3 Limitations and Assumptions of Air Modeling4.3.3 Figure 1 Predicted 30-min H2S Ground Level Concentration (ug/Ncm) H2S highest value of 3.7ug/Ncm vs. DENR NAAQS of 100ug/Ncm at 800 m W of the proposed HPP4.3.3 Figure 2 Predicted 1-hour CO Ground Level Concentration (ug/Ncm) CO highest value of 28ug/Ncm vs. DENR NAAQGV of 35ug/Ncm at the tailings dam at Taga 34.3.3 Figure 3 Predicted 1-hour CO Ground Level Concentration (ug/Ncm) CO highest value of 10ug/Ncm vs. DENR NAAQGV of 10ug/Ncm at the tailings dam at Taga 24.4.1a Household Population by age-Group, Sex, Municipality of Claver, 20004.4.1b Literacy and Illiteracy Rate by Sex Per Barangay from 6 years old 15 years old SY 2004-20054.4.1c Literacy and Illiteracy Rate by Sex Per Barangay from 16 years old and above4.4.2 Perception Survey Questionnaire4.4.3 Table 1 Monthly Cash Income Features of Households4.4.4 Table 1 Degree of Support or Opposition to the Proposed HPP Project, All PACs4.4.4 Table2a Degree of Support or Opposition to the Proposed HPP Project, Hayanggabon4.4.4 Table 2b Degree of Support or Opposition to the Proposed HPP Project, Cagdianao4.4.4 Table 2c Degree of Support or Opposition to the Proposed HPP Project, Taganito4.4.4 Table 2d Degree of Support or Opposition to the Proposed HPP Project, Sapa4.4.5 Table 1 Fears and Apprehensions About the HPP Project4.4.7 Table 1 Aggregate Wages of Construction Workers (Skilled and Unskilled)4.4.7 Table 2 Aggregate Value of Local Purchases of Construction Workers4.4.7 Table 3 Employment Days Created or Sustained by Local Purchases of Construction Workers4.4.7 Table 4 Employment Days Created or Sustained by Local Purchases of Construction Workers4.4.7 Table 5 Aggregate Wages of HPP Workers (Skilled and Unskilled)4.4.7 Table 6 Aggregate Value of Local Purchases of HPP Workers4.4.7 Table 7 Employment Days Created or Sustained by Local Purchases of HPP Workers (15% of Retail Price)4.4.7 Table 8 Employment Days Created or Sustained by Local Purchases of HPP Workers (25% of Retail Price)4.4.7 Table 9 Aggregate Value of Local Purchases of Town Site Residents and Corresponding Employment Days Created4.4.8.1 Table 1 Vital Health Statistics of Claver, Surigao del Norte, 2003- 20074.4.8.1 Table 2 Ten Leading Causes of Morbidity in Claver, Surigao del Norte, 2003-20074.4.8.1 Table 3 Ten Leading Causes of Mortality in Claver, Surigao del Norte, 2003-20074.4.8.1 Table 4 Environmental Health and Sanitation Profile of Claver, Surigao del Norte, 2004Taganito Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant ProjectEnvironmental Impact StatementJ:5105030701_Administration007_ReportsEIARev 4Rev4. Chapter 1&2 Basic Project Info.21Jul08.docRevision 4 21 July 2008
  15. 15. 4.4.8.1 Table 4 Environmental Health and Sanitation Profile of Claver, Surigao del Norte, 20044.4.8.1 Table 5 Health Personnel in Claver, Surigao del Norte, 2003-20074.4.8.1 Table 6 Health Facilities in Claver, surigao del Norte, 20074.4.8.2 Table 1 Vital Health Statistics of Impact Barangays, 2003-20074.4.8.3 Table 1 Leading Causes of Morbidity, Barangay Cagdianao, Claver, Surigao del Norte, 2003-20074.4.8.3 Table 2 Ten Leading Causes of Morbidity, Barangay Hayanggabon, Claver, Surigao del Norte, 2002-20064.4.8.3 Table 3 Ten Leading Causes of Morbidity, Barangay Sapa, Claver, Surigao del Norte, 2003- 20074.4.8.3 Table 4 Ten Leading Causes of Morbidity (by age group), Barangay Taganito, Claver, Surigao del Norte from October to December 20064.4.8.3 Table 5 Ten Leading Causes of Morbidity (by gender), Barangay Hayanggabon, Claver, Surigao del Norte, 2002-20064.4.8.4 Table 1 Leading Causes of Mortality, Barangay Cagdianao, Claver, Surigao del Norte 2003- 20074.4.8.4 Table 2 Leading Causes of Mortality, Barangay Hayanggabon, Claver, Surigao del Norte 2003-20074.4.8.4 Table 3 Leading Causes of Mortality, Barangay Sapa, Claver, Surigao del Norte 2003-20074.4.8.5 Table 1 Environmental Health and Sanitation Indices of the Impact Barangays4.4.8.6 Table 1 Health Personnel in the Impact Barangays (2007)4.4.8.7 Table 1 Health Facilities in Barangay Cagdianao, Claver, Surigao del Norte, 20075.1.1 Relevant IAEA-TECDOC-727 Manual TablesList of Abbreviations and Technical Nomenclatureo degreeso C degrees Celsius% percent/day per dayα alphaµg/Ncm microgram per normal cubic meterµg/Nm3 microgram per normal cubic meterµM micromoleµm micrometerAA algal assemblagesAB non-living components or abioticsAE actual evapotranspirationAl AluminumAMPSA Application for Mineral Production Sharing AgreementANSI American National Standards InstituteAPI American Petroleum InstituteAs ArsenicAS/NZS Australian Standards/New Zealand StandardsASME American Society of Mechanical EngineersBHS Barangay Health StationBOD Biological Oxygen DemandBSWM Bureau of Soils and Water ManagementCa CalciumCa(OH)2 Calcium Hydroxide / slaked limeTaganito Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant ProjectEnvironmental Impact StatementJ:5105030701_Administration007_ReportsEIARev 4Rev4. Chapter 1&2 Basic Project Info.21Jul08.docRevision 4 21 July 2008
  16. 16. CAA Clean Air ActCaO Calcium Oxide / limeCBR Crude Birth RateCCD Counter Current DecantationCd CadmiumCENRO Community Environment and Natural Resources OfficeCH3OH MethanolCLUP Comprehensive Land Use Plancm centimetercm2 square centimetercmd cubic meters per dayCMS cubic meters per secondCO2 Carbon DioxideCOD Chemical Oxygen DemandCP Certification PreconditionCr ChromiumCTD Conductivity Temperature DepthCTWG Community Technical Working Groupcu.m cubic meterCVD Cardio Vascular Diseases∆ deltaD depthd/y days per yearDAO Department of Environment and Natural Resources Administrative Orderday-1 per daydBA decibelsdbh diameter at breast heightDC/DCA dead coralDCS Distributed Control SystemDENR Department of Environment and Natural ResourcesDEPED Department of EducationDI Dominance IndexDILG Department of Interior and Local GovernmentDMT dry metric tonsDO Dissolved OxygenDOH Department of HealthDTI Department of Trade and IndustryE EastECC Environmental Compliance CertificateEGF Environmental Guarantee FundEIA Environmental Impact AssessmentEIS Environmental Impact StatementEL elevation Environmental Management Bureau-Department of Environment and NaturalEMB-DENR ResourcesEMF Environmental Monitoring FundEMoP Environmental Monitoring PlanEMP Environmental Management PlanEQPL Environmental Quality Performance LevelsERA Environmental Risk AssessmentERP Emergency Response PlanESA Environmental Site AssessmentTaganito Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant ProjectEnvironmental Impact StatementJ:5105030701_Administration007_ReportsEIARev 4Rev4. Chapter 1&2 Basic Project Info.21Jul08.docRevision 4 21 July 2008
  17. 17. FDC Flow Duration CurveFe IronFGD Focus Group DiscussionFPIC Free and Prior Informed Consentg gravityg gasg DW m-2 grams dry weight per square metergC/m3 gram Carbon per cubic meterGLC ground level concentrationGOP Government of the PhilippinesGPS Global Positioning SystemGW Ground WaterH2 HydrogenH2O WaterH2S Hydrogen SulfideH2SO4 Sulfuric Acidhas hectaresHC hard coralHg MercuryHH household headHLA High Level AlarmHLZ High Level InterlockHPA High Pressure AlarmHPAL High Pressure Acid Leach SectionHPP Hydrometallurgical Processing PlantIAEA International Atomic Energy AgencyIEC Information, Education and CommunicationIgeo Index of Geo-accumulationind m-3 individuals per cubic meterindividuals/m2 individuals per square meterINK Iglesia ni KristoIP Indigenous PeopleIUCN International Union for Conservation of NatureIV Importance ValueKBMS Karaang Banwa Marine Sanctuarykg kilogramkg/cm2 kilogram per square centimeterkg/t kilogram per tonKII Key Informant InterviewkJ kilojoulekJ/mol kilojoule per molekm kilometerkm2 square kilometerkPaG kiloPascal Gaugekt kilo tonkwh kilowatt hourlcpd liters per capita per dayLGU Local Government UnitLLA Low Level AlarmLLZ Low Level Interlocklps liters per secondLTO Land Transportation OfficeTaganito Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant ProjectEnvironmental Impact StatementJ:5105030701_Administration007_ReportsEIARev 4Rev4. Chapter 1&2 Basic Project Info.21Jul08.docRevision 4 21 July 2008
  18. 18. LWUA Local Water Utilities Administrationm meterm/s meters per secondm2 square meterm-2 per square meterm3 cubic meterm-3 per cubic meterm3/s cubic meters per secondMAR Mean Annual RainfallMCLE Matte Chlorine Leach ElectrowinningMCM million cubic metermD meter diameterMEF Minimum Environmental FlowMg Magnesiummg milligramMg(OH)2 Magnesium Hydroxidemg/kg milligram per kilogramMGB Mines and Geosciences BureaumH meter heightMHO Municipal Health OfficemID meter inner diametermillion m3 million cubic metermL millilitermL meter levelmm millimetermm/month millimeters per monthMMT Multipartite Monitoring TeamMn ManganeseMo. monthlyMOA Memorandum of AgreementMPDC Municipal Planning and Development CoordinatorMPDO Municipal Planning and Development OfficeMPSA Mineral Production Sharing AgreementMRF Materials Recovery FacilityMS Mixed SulfideMSDS Materials Safety Data SheetsMSM Maximum Soil MoistureMT metric tonMT/d metric tons per dayMT/h metric tons per hourMT/hour metric tons per hourMT/y metric tons per yearMW megawattN NorthN2 NitrogenNAAQG National Ambient Air Quality GuidelinesNAAQGV National Ambient Air Quality Guidelines ValuesNAAQS National Ambient Air Quality StandardsNaHS Sodium HydrosulfideNAMRIA National Mapping and Resource Information AuthorityNaOH Sodium HydroxideNCIP National Council for Indigenous PeopleTaganito Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant ProjectEnvironmental Impact StatementJ:5105030701_Administration007_ReportsEIARev 4Rev4. Chapter 1&2 Basic Project Info.21Jul08.docRevision 4 21 July 2008
  19. 19. NGO Non Government OrganizationNH Nickel HydroxideNHRC National Hydraulic Research CenterNIGS National Institute of Geological SciencesNNW North North WestNO2 Nitrogen DioxideNOx Nitrogen OxidesNPCC National Pollution Control CommissionNSO National Statistics OfficeNW North WestNWRB National Water Resources BoardNWRC National Water Resources CouncilOT other faunaP precipitationPAC Project Affected CommunitiesPAGASA Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services AdministrationPb LeadPCO Pollution Control OfficerPE potential evapotranspirationPENRO Provincial Environment and Natural Resources OfficePGA Peak Ground AccelerationPHIVOLCS Philippine Institure of Volcanology and SeismologyPhP Philippine PesoPM10 Particulate Matter measuring 10 micrometers or lessPNSDW Philippine National Standards for Drinking WaterPOM Princeton Ocean ModelPPE Personal Protective Equipmentppm parts per millionppt parts per thousandPSA Pressure Swing Adsorptionpsu practical salinity unitRIDF Rainfall-Intensity-Duration-FrequencyRO run-offS SulfurSC soft coralSDF Social Development FrameworkSDMP Social Development and Management ProgramSE standard errorSE South EastSEASEE Southeast Asia Seismology and Earthquake Engineeringshoots m-2 shoots per square meterSi SilicaSO2 Sulfur DioxideSOx Sulfur Oxidessq km square kilometersq. m square metersqm square meterSSE South South EastSTG Steam Turbine GeneratorSTP Septage Treatment PlantTDS Total Dissolved SolidsTESDA Technical Education Skills Development AuthorityTaganito Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant ProjectEnvironmental Impact StatementJ:5105030701_Administration007_ReportsEIARev 4Rev4. Chapter 1&2 Basic Project Info.21Jul08.docRevision 4 21 July 2008
  20. 20. TMC Taganito Mining Corporationtree/m tree per meterTSP Total Suspended ParticulatesTSS Total Suspended SolidsUPLB-CFNR University of the Philippines Los Banos-College of Forestry and Natural ResourcesUSEPA United States Environmental Protection AgencyUSGS NEIC United States Geological Survey National Earthquake Information CenterZn ZincZnS Zinc SulfideTaganito Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant ProjectEnvironmental Impact StatementJ:5105030701_Administration007_ReportsEIARev 4Rev4. Chapter 1&2 Basic Project Info.21Jul08.docRevision 4 21 July 2008
  21. 21. Project Fact SheetProject Name Taganito Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant (HPP) ProjectProject Location Barangays Taganito, Hayanggabon, Cagdianao and Sapa, Municipality of Claver, Surigao del Norte (See Figure 1.0-1)Nature of Project Construction and operation of a HPP and auxiliary facilitiesProduction Capacity Annual Output: 45,000 metric tons of Nickel in Mixed Sulfide (MS) Product and/or Nickel Hydroxide (NH) Product and 4,500 metric tons of Cobalt in the Mixed Sulfide (MS) ProductProponent Name Taganito Mining Corporation (TMC)Proponent’s 4th Floor, BMMC Building (formerly Solid Mills Building), De La Rosa cor.Address Adelantado Streets, Legaspi Village, 1229 Makati CityProponent’s Contact Tel Nos: (02) 893-4679; (02) 8934689; (02) 8126074Numbers Fax No: (02) 8126075The Environmental Impact Assessment(EIA) Study conducted for the TaganitoHydrometallurgical Processing Plant Projectis consistent with the revised ProceduralManual for DAO 30-2003 of August 2007.The Terms of Reference used in theconduct of the EIA Study was based on theenvironmental impacts identified for an oreprocessing project and the issues andconcerns solicited during the public andtechnical scoping meetings conducted on29-30 January 2008.Prior to the conduct of the EIA Study, aseries of public consultations were made byTMC. The issues raised during the public Location Map of the Projectconsultations include possible negativeenvironmental impacts of the project and the benefits that the project may potentially provide.During the public scoping, the issues mentioned include the kind of chemicals that will be used andhow will they be disposed of, the exact locations of the plant and other facilities, and the benefits ofthe project. Based on the results of the IEC activities conducted by TMC, the stakeholders wereperceived to be generally receptive of the project.The Baseline EnvironmentThe existing environmental conditions were assessed by conducting surveys and sampling for thevarious modules involving the land, water, air and the people.Taganito Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant ProjectEnvironmental Impact StatementJ:5105030701_Administration007_ReportsEIARev 4Rev4. Chapter 1&2 Basic Project Info.21Jul08.docRevision 4 21 July 2008 Page i
  22. 22. The proposed project site is characterized by an ophiolitic suite of rocks and three distinct soil units.The slope gradient ranges from rolling to moderately steep slopes. The area has three generalvegetation cover: brushland, limestone forest, and open forest. Of the 163 total number of species,there are 58 Philippine endemics, three of which are Mindanao endemics. Eight species are includedin the Philippine National Red List. Faunal survey recorded a total of 97 wildlife vertebrate specieswhich is consists of four amphibians, four reptiles, 75 birds and 14 mammals. Twenty-five species areendemics (i.e., 24 Philippine endemics and one Mindanao endemic). Two are near endemics.Population status ranges from uncommon to common; while habitat is from grassland-parang type toultramafic and limestone forests (in this case heavily disturbed). Four species (i.e., three birds andone mammal) are listed in the IUCN 2007, 2007 Redlist of Threatened Species.Groundwater, surface water and marine water samples were collected and were tested for variouswater quality parameters corresponding to the PNSDW and DAO 90-34 criteria. Except for the dryseason sampling in GW2, all groundwater stations have been tested positive for both total and fecalcoliforms. All heavy metal levels, except for chromium, are within the PNSDW limits. Only TDS levelparticularly in station GW2 and GW3 exceeded the required limit during the wet season sampling. Forsurface water stations, only total and fecal coliform levels exceeded the DAO 90-34 water qualitycriteria in direct-impact streams. For marine waters, all parameters are in compliance with theprescribed criteria, except for fecal coliform and dissolved copper (naturally elevated in the coastalwaters of Taganito and other regions of North Eastern Mindanao).The coral reef study showed that the reefs off Taganito can be classified as relatively good with anaverage cover of 51%, which is higher than the average coral cover of 32.3% obtained by Nanola etal., 2004 for the entire Philippines.Soft bottom assemblage had recorded a total of 35 taxa with an estimated average density of 3,403individuals/m2. Some of the stations were observed to be covered with reddish silt. However, there isno indication that it has an adverse impact on the soft bottom fauna.The phytoplankton assemblage collected was typical of coastal waters, being dominated by diatoms.The dominance of the identified zooplankton larval forms (nauplii and copepodite) is a positiveindicator of good turnover of standing stock translating to food available for pelagic fish. The numberof fish larvae is also quite notable at 1,061 ind m-3, for a promising fish stock.Most of the detected concentrations of TSP, PM10, SO2 and NO2 are less than the NAAQS andNAAQGV. Exceedance of TSP levels is attributed to the vehicular traffic within the mine site area. Onthe otherhand, the very low detected SO2 and NO2 levels indicate the natural background of the areawhere emissions are derived from vehicles/fuel burning equipment and use of fire wood for cooking.Noise levels are all within their respective DENR limits. Of the ten stations, three are under Class D;two are under Class AA and the rest under Class A using the NPCC classification.The project-affected communities (PAC) are basically of mainstream stock (Surigaonon andCebuano-speaking settlers and their descendants). Only Barangay Taganito has a compact visibleindigenous community of 20 Mamanua families. Except for Sapa (6%), households in the PACsderived their cash income from employment (45 – 53%). Employment is the largest contributor (52 –66% of households) to household cash income except in Sapa (5%).A household survey was conducted among the PACs. Sixty-six percent of the respondents think thatthe proposed HPP project is “generally good for the community, Surigao del Norte, and thePhilippines”, 2% believe that it will benefit only other people but not me, my family or my community”,12% think that the project is “neither good nor bad but not harmful” while 13% think that it is“harmful/risky.” Overall, for all PACs as one area, respondents gave a mean rating of 7.58 out of ascale of 0 to 10 where 10 means that they are strongly in favor of the project and 0 if they are stronglyagainst it.Taganito Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant ProjectEnvironmental Impact StatementJ:5105030701_Administration007_ReportsEIARev 4Rev4. Chapter 1&2 Basic Project Info.21Jul08.docRevision 4 21 July 2008 Page ii
  23. 23. Key Impacts and Mitigating MeasuresThe key impacts identified for the proposed project are: • Site preparation activities for the various facilities will result to the alteration of landuse/landscape as well as loss of habitat • Land purchase for the project use might cause displacement and/or unequitable renumerations • The quarry operation of the limestone will result to change in topography, clearing of vegetation and siltationEcologically and economically important species (based on the species inventory) will be raised in thenursery and will be used for rehabilitation of cleared areas, if appropriate.Landowners/tenants and/or status of ownership will be identified. An agreement between the ownerand TMC will be made. TMC will implement a compensation package based on existing laws andregulations, as necessary.Excavation in benches will be implemented in quarry areas to reduce the risk of slope failure as wellas minimize surface erosion. Slope stabilization measures will be implemented as needed in areasprone to collapse. A plan for surface water drainage management will be developed to further reducethe risk of related slope failure.Taganito Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant ProjectEnvironmental Impact StatementJ:5105030701_Administration007_ReportsEIARev 4Rev4. Chapter 1&2 Basic Project Info.21Jul08.docRevision 4 21 July 2008 Page iii
  24. 24. Executive SummaryBrief Project DescriptionProject Location and AreaThe Taganito HPP Project covers anapproximate area of 1,000 hectares and islocated within Barangays Taganito,Hayanggabon, Cagdianao and Sapa in theMunicipality of Claver, Surigao del NorteProvince.Project RationaleThe project will enhance the resourceutilization capacity of Taganito MiningCorporation (TMC) through the processingof laterite both from stockpile and in-situ. Ineffect, the project will provide thetechnology which will enable TMC to utilise Location Map of the Projectlaterite as raw material.The project will also generate taxes and fees, provide employment and contribute to communitydevelopment projects and economic activities on a local and national level and further augment theexisting social development programs.Project ComponentsThe table below summarizes the project components: Component Description LocationHydrometallurgical Will contain high pressure acid leach circuit, Plant will be located south ofProcessing Plant sulfurization circuit, hydroxide circuit, waste Hayanggabon.(HPP) and water treatment, chemical and reagentassociated preparation circuits, boiler and power plant, acidfacilities plant facility, H2S plant facility, slaked lime plant facility, administration office, vehicle shelters, storage facilities and waste management facilitiesTailings Storage Tailings dam will be designed to handle Tailings dams will be builtFacility approximately 6.7 million DMT of generated west of the HPP. The decant tailings from the HPP per year. A decant pond pond will be located shall be built to handle the tailings discharge. immediately north of the tailings dam and west of the HPPLimestone Quarry Quarry operations are designed for an annual The site is located inand its associated output of 2 Million MT of limestone material. A Barangay Sapa,facilities (e.g. haul hauling road is approximately 30 km to the HPP. approximately 13 km west ofroad) the HPPWater Supply Will include diversion weirs and a desalinization Weirs of water supply systemSystem facility for seawater shall be located at the Taganito and Daang Suba Rivers; Collecting pond will be located within the HPP. Desalinization facility will beTaganito Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant ProjectEnvironmental Impact StatementJ:5105030701_Administration007_ReportsEIARev 4Rev4. Chapter 1&2 Basic Project Info.21Jul08.docRevision 4 21 July 2008 Page iv
  25. 25. Component Description Location located in Barangay HayanggabonWharf Berths and Will handle chemical tankers (for acid and Wharf Area beside existingassociated methanol), bulk cargo (for MS products and causewayfacilities (e.g. sulphur) and coal barge.vehicle shelter,administration Vehicle shelter will be used for installation, Near the vicinity of the Pieroffice) maintenance and repair facility for vehicles SiteMaterials Storage Materials Storage Facilities shall be erected for Barangay TaganitoFacility the following materials: MS and NH – products storage facility with approximate area of 2,800 m2 Coal – concrete paved yard with an approximate area of 21,000 m2 Slaked Lime – concrete paved yard with an approximate area of 20,000 m2 Sulfur – concrete paved yard with an approximate area of 20,000 m2 Ore – unpaved with an approximate area of 80,000 m2Ash Disposal Pit For disposal of ash from power plant Barangay TaganitoTownsite The proposed townsite will include houses (with Barangay Cagdianao a capacity of approximately 10,000 residents), buildings (e.g. school, church, hospital, hotel), amusement facilities (e.g. golf course, park, playing field) and other amenities. Production Capacity Rate Annual Output: 45,000 metric tons of Nickel in Mixed Sulfide (MS) Product and/or Nickel Hydroxide (NH) Product and 4,500 metric tons of Cobalt in the Mixed Sulfide (MS) Product Types of Waste The following are wastes that may be generated during the HPP operation and the built-in management measures that will be implemented: Possible wastes that maybe generated Built-in Management Measures A. Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant and Associated Facilities HPAL Circuit - heavy metal leach residue (Al, Fe, heavy metals will go to tailings dam after final Cr, Si, Ca) neutralization Sulfurization Circuit – H2S emissions, ZnS and ZnS and barren liquor will go to tailings dam barren liquor which contains Mg, Mn, Al, Si, Ca and after final neutralization; H2S emissions will be H2SO4 very minimal and will pass through scrubbers. Concentration will be within the standard. Hydroxide Circuit – Barren liquor which contains Identified wastes will go to tailings dam after Mg, Mn, Al, Si, Ca and H2SO4 final neutralization H2S Plant – Sulfur residue Identified wastes will go to tailings dam after final neutralizationTaganito Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant ProjectEnvironmental Impact StatementJ:5105030701_Administration007_ReportsEIARev 4Rev4. Chapter 1&2 Basic Project Info.21Jul08.docRevision 4 21 July 2008 Page v
  26. 26. Slaked Lime Kiln Plant - TSP, SOx, NOx, CO Concentration of emissions will be kept within standards Acid Plant Operation – cooling tower blow down Identified wastes will go to tailings dam after and waste heat boiler blow down final neutralization Coal-Fired Power Plant – TSP, SOx, NOx, CO, Ash to ash disposal pit; Dust collectors will be ash in place; low sulfur content coal and high efficiency combustion will be utilized for the operation B. Tailings Storage Facility – decant pond Effluent recycled as process water in main effluent HPP; supernatant discharged to sea near wharf C. Limestone Quarry – run-off with increased Gravitational drainage will be employed for hardness due to calcium ions from quarry, the quarrying face. Drainage ditches will be limestone dust/ TSP created on the quarrying roads and sand basins for draining supernatant water to the river. Drainage ditches will also be created on the transportation roads and set facilities for sedimentary sands to prevent polluted water from flowing into the river D. Materials Storage Facility – TSP, coal dust, Provision for containment facility/clean sulfur dust from stockyards, slake formed from up/disposal of expired materials deposition of limestone dust, spills/excess/expired Ca(OH)2 or Mg(OH)2 and other chemicals, lubricants/used oils and batteries from maintenance/repair, condemned equipment, used tires E. Townsite – sewage from residential, institutional Solid waste to go to MRF; waste water and commercial sources, run-off contaminated by collection system/treatment; medical waste fertilizer/pesticides from golf course, vehicle disposal based on DOH guidelines; fuels, oils emissions, solid waste especially from market, fuels and grease will be collected by an accredited oils, grease from vehicles and equipment, medical waste treatment company waste Manpower Requirement A maximum of 4,000 construction workers will be required during the peak construction period of the project. During operations, the HPP and its auxiliary facilities (excluding the limestone quarry) will potentially employ 1,100 personnel. Approximately 200 people will be needed for the limestone quarry operations. Project Cost The total capital investment for the project is estimated at almost US Dollars 3 Billion. Annual operation costs will be about US Dollars 200 Million based on an annual maximum output of 45,000- Ton Nickel and 4,500-Ton Cobalt Production Project Phases Phases of the project include pre-construction, construction/ development phase, operational phases and abandonment phase.Taganito Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant ProjectEnvironmental Impact StatementJ:5105030701_Administration007_ReportsEIARev 4Rev4. Chapter 1&2 Basic Project Info.21Jul08.docRevision 4 21 July 2008 Page vi
  27. 27. Project Duration and Schedule The project is envisioned to last for 30 years. Presented below is the schedule for the construction activities of the project. Pre-commissioning and commissioning of the HPP will follow right after construction activities are completed. Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Activities -1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 InfrastructureDetailed Engineering Ore prep.&StorageDesign of Facilities Process plant Ore prep. & StorageProcurement Process PlantConstruction InfrastructureCivil Process Plant Ore Prep. & Storage Ore prep. & StorageMechanical Infrastructure Process PlantElectrical and Process PlantInfrastructure Ore prep. & Storage Taganito Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant Project Environmental Impact Statement J:5105030701_Administration007_ReportsEIARev 4Rev4. Chapter 1&2 Basic Project Info.21Jul08.doc Revision 4 21 July 2008 Page vii
  28. 28. Brief Summary of Project’s EIA ProcessThe Terms of Reference used for this EIA Study was consistent with the revised Procedural Manualfor DAO 30-2003 (August 2007).The members of the EIA Team are composed of multi-disciplinary specialists and experts who haveextensive experience in the conduct of EIA studies for projects in the various industry sectors. Role/Specialization Name EIA Study Team Project Director Jess Bayrante Project Manager Naniel Aragones Hydrologist Ben Rojas Water Quality Specialist Aries Milay Sediment Transport Specialist Fernando Siringan Geohazard Specialist Malvin Kenneth Manueli Risk Assessment Specialist Jake Tio Geologist Malvin Kenneth Manueli Air Dispersion Modeller Moreno Penalba Air Quality Specialist Melissa Manguiat Terrestrial Vegetation Specialist Abba Grace Sanchez Terrestrial Wildlife Specialist Michael de Guia Aquatic Biota Specialist Naniel Aragones Coral Reef Specialist Lambert Meñez Seagrass Specialist Napo Cayabyab Plankton Specialist Kathleen Silvano Reef Fish Specialist Naniel Aragones Benthos Specialist Marivene Santos Oceanographer Charina Repollo Socio-economic/Stakeholder Consultation Specialist Willy Palarca Anthropologist Felixberto Roquia Public Health Specialist Romeo Quizon Peer Reviewer Jo Rowena Garcia Environmental Scientist Kathleen Anne Cruz Environmental Scientist Ronaldo Lacsamana Proponent Team Vice President Reynaldo Vigilia Assistant Vice President Conrado Tambiloc Jr. Technical Services Manager Rogelio CadanoTaganito Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant ProjectEnvironmental Impact StatementJ:5105030701_Administration007_ReportsEIARev 4Rev4. Chapter 1&2 Basic Project Info.21Jul08.docRevision 4 21 July 2008 Page viii
  29. 29. Study PeriodThe EIA Study was conducted from January 2007 to April 2008. Below is the EIA schedule ofactivities. Date Activities 28 January 2008 Project Briefing at the Site 29 January 2008 Site Scoping 30 January 2008 Technical Scoping Meeting January 2007 Primary Data Collection – Wet Season Sampling April 2007 Primary Data Collection – Dry Season Sampling January 2007 to February 2008 Secondary Data Collection February 2008 Additional Primary Data Collection February 2007 to April 2008 Data Analysis and EIS PreparationThe various modular studies and primary surveys were conducted at the perceived direct impactareas which include the HPP area and the proposed locations of the auxiliary facilities, which will allbe located within the jurisdiction of Claver. The study area, along with the proposed locations of thevarious structures is shown in Figure 1.0-1.EIA MethodologyThe EIA approach and methodology was based on the revised Procedural Manual of DAO 30-2003.Consistent with the data and information requirements indicated in the approved Technical ScopingChecklist, the study team collected secondary information from different government agencies.Dialogues, liaison and coordination meetings and interviews were also conducted with TMC, localofficials, and representatives of stakeholders. Primary data were obtained through sampling andsurveys to supplement the secondary information.Summary of Public Participation in Scoping and EIA StudyBelow is a summary of the public participation activities prior to and during the EIA Study: Pre-EIA Activities • Meetings with Community Technical Working Group; Community meetings/consultations in Barangays Taganito, Urbiztondo and Hayanggabon; Radio program news release; EIA Activities • Public Scoping Meeting; household and perception surveys; key informant interviews with representatives of stakeholders including the Mamanuas.Taganito Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant ProjectEnvironmental Impact StatementJ:5105030701_Administration007_ReportsEIARev 4Rev4. Chapter 1&2 Basic Project Info.21Jul08.docRevision 4 21 July 2008 Page ix
  30. 30. Summary of Baseline Characterization Ecosystem Findings Land The project site is characterized by ultramafic rocks, mainly composed of peridotites and serpentinite and three soil units (residual soil, transported unconsolidated recent alluvial deposits and swamp deposits). The slope gradient is undulating and rolling reaching up to 18% to moderately steep and steep slopes up to 50 %. Among the identified probable geohazards include earthquake, landslide, liquefaction, flooding, erosion, tsunami and coastal erosion. The area has three general vegetation cover: brushland, limestone, and open forest (at the early stage of regeneration). A total of 163 morpho-species were recorded with families Moraceae and Myrtaceae as the most speciose. There are 58 Philippine endemics, three of which are Mindanao endemics. Eight species are included in the Philippine National Red List, which include three Philippine endemic and one Mindanao endemic. Faunal survey recorded a total of 97 wildlife vertebrate species which consists of four amphibians, four reptiles, 75 birds and 14 mammals. Twenty-five species are endemics (i.e., 24 Philippine endemics and one Mindanao endemic). Two are near endemics. Population status ranges from uncommon to common; while habitat is from grassland-parang type to ultramafic and limestone forests (in this case heavily disturbed). Four species (i.e., three birds and one mammal) are listed in the IUCN 2007, 2007 Redlist of Threatened Species. Water The proposed Taganito HPP Project covers six river basins namely: Taganito (subcatchment: Daku creek), Daang Suba, Hayanggabon, Sensio, Townsite (unnamed) and Baoy-Magallanes (subcatchment: Sapa creek) Rivers. The water balance for the basins considered for the Taganito project generally indicates that the project area currently has a large volume of surface water (49.2% to 51.4% MAR) and groundwater recharge (25.8% to 26.5% MAR). Water requirement for the construction of diversion weirs and tailings dam is very minimal as compared to the water supply that may be available from groundwater resources and river run-offs. However, during operations, the dependable flow of Daang Suba and Taganito River is only about 61% of the combined total water requirement of 53,000 cmd for processing, power plant cooling and domestic water supply. Construction of the plant buildings and facilities and other auxiliary components of the project will decrease the percolation in the new built-up area while increasing the surface run-off. The increase in the water run-off is estimated to be at 5% to 16.6% while the decrease in the groundwater recharge is expected to be 5.3% to 15%. The proposed tailings dam will cut-off the flow from the headwaters of Daku, Daang Suba and Hayanggabon catchments. The diversion weirs at Taganito and Daang Suba will also reduce the streamflow. The annual mean flow reductions for the Taganito River and Hayanggabon River are 70% and 90% respectively. Daang Suba will have an almost 100% flow reduction. A decrease in the flood discharge and flood peaks will be experienced with the establishment of the tailings dam and diversion weirs. Thus, possible impacts in the downstream areas are also minimized.Taganito Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant ProjectEnvironmental Impact StatementJ:5105030701_Administration007_ReportsEIARev 4Rev4. Chapter 1&2 Basic Project Info.21Jul08.docRevision 4 21 July 2008 Page x

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