Schedule -2 (Relating to Rule 3)
Proposals requiring environmental Impact Assessment
A. Forest Sector:
1. Plantation of indigenous plants of a single species in a single block covering an Ares of more than One Hundred hectares in the Terai and Fifty hectors in the Tarai.
2. Plantation of such imported species of plants as are deemed suitable for the purposes, following their test, in the concerned place, in an area of more than Fifty hectares in the Tarai and Twenty Five hectares in the Hills
3. Handover of forests with as area of more than One Hundred hectares in the Terai and Twenty Five hectares in the hill ass leasehold forests.
4. Clear felling or rehabilitation of forests with an area of more than Five hectares.
5. Establishment of saw-mills processing more than Fifty cft. of timber per year.
6. Collection of forest related products except more than Fifty ton of woods.
7. Formulation and implementation of forest management plans.
8. Clearing of publics’ forests and establishment of new medical herbs centre for commercial production.
9. Rosin and turpentine, rubber, plywood and veneer, catechu, and timberbased matches , pulp and paper industries to be established within one Km. inside the forest area which depend on forests for their raw material and use
processing techniques and cardamom and medium and large tea industries which use large quantities of firewood.
10. Commercial and industrial processing of medicinal herbs and aromatic plants which emit garbage and pollution.
11. Establishment of saw-mills, bricks and tiles factories and tobacco processing industries within Five Km. from the forest boundaries.
12. Establishment of hotels, resorts, safaris, educational institution ,hospital and industries of other construction activities inside forest areas, national parks, sanctuaries, conservation areas, buffer zones and environment conservation Zones.
∗B. Industrial Sector:
1. Establishment of distilleries equipped with boiling and fermentation facilities with a production capacity of more than Fifty Hundred Thousand liters per day.
2. Establishment of breweries and wineries equipped with fermentation facilities with a production capacity of more than Fifty Hundred Thousand liter per day.
3. Production of primary chemicals such as corrosive, acid and alkali etc. (except citric Tartaric, acetic, acid.) with a production capacity of more than One Hundred metric tons per day.
4. Processing of hides more than Five Hundred sq. ft. Per day.
5. Production of chemical fertilizers and pesticides except produced through welding process.
6. Establishment of mineral based industries with a investment of more than Rs. Fifty millions fixed capital.
7. Production of petro chemical and processing (diesel, kerosene, lubricant plastics, Synthetic rubbers etc.)
8. Production of ferrous and non ferries metals (except resoling, remelting and fabrication) by the process of primary smelting.
9. Establishment of industry producing more than Three Thousand metric ton of rude sugar and sugar per day
10. Establishment of cement industries with a production capacity of more than Thirty metric tons per hour based on line stone and with a production capacity of more than Fifty metric tons per hour based on clinker.
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11. Establishment of lime industries having production capacity of more than Fifty metric tons per day.
12. Production of asbestos.
13. Establishment of radio active emission (nuclear and automatic processing) industries.
14. Production of primary compound (Bulk drugs) for medicine.
15. Production of extremely hazardous Substances such as Isocyanine, mercury compound etc.
16. Production of ammunitions and explosives including gunpowder except than the production made by Nepal Army or Nepal police forever or to be established by them.
17. Establishment of industries of pulp or paper with a production capacity of more than One Hundred metric tons per day.
18. Establishment of brick and tiles industries with a production capacity of more than Ten million pieces per year.
19. Chemical processing of bones.
∗C. Mining Sector:
(a) Relocation or resettlement of permanent residence of more than 100 people for the purpose of mine excavation.
(b) Operation of all underground mining activities located at the main boundary throst and central boundary thrust Zone.
(c) In case of relating to Open Mines or Underground Mines:
1. Excavation of metallic mineral Substance in medium and large scale.
2. Excavation of non metallic mineral Substances in medium and large scale.
3. Excavation of other medium and large scale industrial minerals except precious
stone, semi-precious stone, abrasive minerals from among the industrial
minerals classified for the purposes of industrial use.
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4. Excavation of medium and large scale coal mines.
5. Excavation of construction-oriented minerals of medium and large scale.
6. Excavation of highly valuable semi precious minerals with a production
capacity of more than 100 grams per day.
7. Production of natural gas in medium and large scale.
8. Excavation of radioactive minerals in any scale.
9. Excavation if minerals in any scale.
10. Excavation of crude oil in an scale.
11. Excavation of industrial, precious, semi-precious stones and abrasive mineral with production capacity of more than One Hundred grams per day.
(d) Relating to other Mines:
1. Extraction of sand, gravel and soil at the rate of more than Fifty cubic meters per day from the surface of river and revolute.
2. Extraction of highly precious and semi-precious minerals at the rate of more than One Hundred gms. per day through player and dredging technique.
D. Road Sector:
1. Construction of the following roads:
(a) National highways.
(b) Main feeder roads.
2. Construction of more than Five Km. long ropeway.
3. Construction of more than Five Km. long cable car routes.
E. Water resources and Energy sector:
1. Supply of electricity through installation of transmission lines of more than 66kv.capacity.
2. Operation of more than 6 mva. Rural Electrification Projects.
3. Operation of electricity generation projects with a capacity of more than 5 mw.
4. Generation of more than 1mw. Diesel or the heat electricity.
5. Under the new systems of irrigation:
(a) Irrigating more than 2000 hectares in the Tarai.
(b) Irrigating more thn500 hectares in the hill valleys.
(c) Irrigating more than 200 hectares in the hill areas with a steep
gradient and Mountain areas.
6. Any water resources development activity which displaces more than One
Hundred people with permanent residence.
7. Construction of multipurpose reservoirs.
8. Inter-basin water transfer and use.
F. Tourism Sector:
1. Establishment and operation of hotels with more than One Hundred beds.
2. Establishment and development of new airports.
3. Rafting arrangement for more than Two Thousand persons per year on a
4. Dispatch of more than Two Thousand tourists and their assistants per year
for trekking in a single area.
5. Development and construction of any infrastructure for the promotion of
adventure tourism in high mountainous areas.
6. Operation of house boats on lakes.
G. Drinking water:
1. Collection of rain-water in an area of more than Two Thousand hectares and use of water sources (springs/wetlands) located within the same area.
2. Surface water sources with more than 1 cft. safe yield, and the use of its entire part during the dry season.
3. Water processing at the rate of more than Twenty Five liters per second.
4. Recharging of more than Fifty percent of the total aquifer for the development of underground water sources.
5. Construction of more than 1 km. long water tunnels.
6. Displacement of more than One Hundred persons for the operation of water supply scheme.
7. Settlement of more than Fifty persons on the upper reaches of water sources.
8. Supply of drinking water to a population of more than Twenty Thousand.
9. Supply of drinking water to a population of more than One Hundred Thousand upon connecting of new sources.
10 Over mining of biologically or chemically polluted point and non-point sources or underground water sources that may be affected by them.
11. Operation of multi-purpose projects relating to sources of drinking waste water which consumes the sources at the rate of more than 25 liters per second.
H. Waste Management:
1. Waste management activities to the undertaken with the objective of
providing services to a population of more than Ten Thousand.
2. Following activities relating to waste emitted from houses and residential
(a) Filling of land with more than One Thousand tons of waste per year.
(b) Activities relating of transfer station and resources recovery areas spread over an area of more than Three hectares.
(c) Selecting, picking, disposing and recycling wastes through chemical, mechanical or biological techniques’ in an area spread over more than Two hectares.
(d) Activity relating to compost plans spread over an area of more than Five hectors.
(e) Burying of waste emitted from an urban area with a population of at least Ten Thousand.
3. Following construction activities relating to hazardous waste of the following nature in any scale:-
(a) Construction of waste plant.
(b) Construction of waste recovery plant.
(c) Constructing of a site for filling accumulating or burying waste.
(d) Construction of a site to store the waste.
(e) Construction of a waste treatment facility.
4. Following activities relating to lethal waste:-
(a) Emission and management of any radio active Substance with a half age exceeding Twenty Five years.
(b) Emission and management of any lethal chemical with Thirty lethal dose.
(c) Final disposal management of biological lethal Substances emitted from Health Center, Hospital, or Nursing Home with at least Twenty Five beds.
(d) Any activating relating to One hectors or more of land and energy for the purpose of incinerating or recycling any lethal Substance
I. Agriculture Sector:
1. Clearing of forest covering more than One hector in the Hills and Five hector in the Terai and using it for agricultural proposes.
2. Following activities relating to construction.:-
(b) Construction of more than Five km. long agricultural roads.
(c) Construction activities for farming more than Five Thousand domestic fowls.
(d) Construction activity for farming more than Five Hundred big cattle.
(e) Construction activity for farming more than Five Thousand small cattle (sheep and goats)
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(f) Urbanization plan in cultivable lands.
3. Following activities relating to toxic Substance (only those which are listed):
(a) Import of more than Ten tons of a toxic Substance.
(b) Sale, supply, storage and disposal of more than One ton of a toxic Substance.
(c) Use of more than One ton of a toxic Substance in a single area.
(d) Activities relating to insecticide plants or toxic Substances.
1. Operation of hospitals or nursing homes with more than Twenty Five beds,
or medical profession (study and teaching also).
K. If any proposal is to be implemented in the following Ares:
1. Historical, cultural and archeological sites.
2. Environmentally weak and wet Areas.
3. National parks, wild life sanctuaries and conservation areas.
4. Semi-arid, mountainous and Himalayan regions.
5. Flood prone and other dangerous areas.
6. Residential, school and hospital areas.
7. Areas with main sources of public water supply.
♦L. Operation of any plan, project or programme relating to any developmental work
,physical activity or change in land use ∗
except the proposals mentioned in Clause (a) to Clause (K) and those below the standards of such proposals as well as the proposals below the standards of those mentioned in schedule -1 with a cost of more than One
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Inserted by the notification in Nepal Gazette on aug.23.1999