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Russia - Associated Gas Recovery Project for the Komsomolskoye Oil Field : environmental assessment : Environment impact assessment and environment management plan executive summary (English)

The objectives of the Associated Gas Recovery Project for the Komsomolskoye Oil Field are: (i) implementation of the Rosneft gas utilization program increasing the Associated Petroleum Gas (APG) utilization efficiency up to 95 percent; and (ii) reduction of APG or its flaring products emissions into the atmosphere, and improvement of the regional air quality. Negative impacts include: the atmospheric air will consist in emission of a series of pollutants at construction (use of special transportation machinery, welding and painting jobs, and earthwork) and exploitation (emission of atmospheric air pollutants from organized and non-organized sources) phases of the planned technological facilities. It is expected about 20 different types of pollutants, such as SOx; NOx; CO; VOCs; Benzene; etc; with a total amount of 71 tons will be emitted into the atmosphere during both phases - construction and exploitation of the planned facilities. The project implementation will have a direct impact on a limited area of about 48 hectares, including 37 hectares of forest ecosystems, mostly along the pipeline, roads and around the Booster Compression Plant (BCP), causing limited impacts on species of surface vertebrates (mammals, amphibians, and birds). The impacts on the crossing rivers and their ichthyofauna are expected to be minimal as the affected area is very small and the pipeline will be putted below the rivers bed at least at the level of 1.0 m during a relatively short time. A set of engineering, technological and institutional measures will be implemented in order to avoid and minimize the expected environmental impacts during both construction works (pipelines, motor roads and area development), and operational activities. RN-Purneftegaz Limited. approved a special action plan to improve environmental protection and enhancement of the state of environment in the site of the planned facilities construction. The mitigation measures include: (a) full insulation of the technological processes and flare systems, tests of pipeline and engineering equipment for durability and insulation, periodic control measurements of maximum permissible emissions on the Komsomolskaya BCP compound in general, and in the most potentially dangerous spots, wastes collection and their transportation to Gubkinsky landfill (the metallic wastes will be recycled by a specialized company Polimertrans); (b) creation of a local water supply and sanitation system with the collection of waste waters and their biological treatment, hydro insulation of places for technical equipment, etc, and (c) a special attention is given to rehabilitation of degraded lands and natural habitats as the result of construction activities. In this regard it is proposed to conduct cleaning up the affected lands, their leveling and restoration of the vegetative cover, including replanting trees.


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    Environment impact assessment and environment management plan executive summary

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Russia - Associated Gas Recovery Project for the Komsomolskoye Oil Field : environmental assessment : Environment impact assessment and environment management plan executive summary (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.