Public Disclosure Authorized




Public Disclosure Authorized

Public Disclosure Authorized

Public Disclosure Authorized

E2065 V7

MAY - 2010

This report is written by EN-ÇEV The public meeting organized by EN - ÇEV



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Purpose of the consolation The objective of this public consultation is to enable the individuals near the project activity area who are likely to be affected, and the concerned intuitions to express their views on the project and to be informed of the project‟s basic description and its social and environmental effects. The public consultation was organized in view of the requirements of the World Bank Operational Manual, Operational Polices OP 4.01 „Environmental Assessment‟. The OP 4.01 procedure requires the implementation of at least two public consultations in the project cycle in the context of the environmental aspects for Category A projects, (a) shortly after environmental screening and before the terms of reference for the EA are finalized; and (b) once a draft EA report is prepared. Procedure followed to invite public comments The public consultation consists of a public meeting with the stakeholders. The national and local policy makers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the local people were invited through newspaper announcements (National newspaper: Bir Gün Gazette; 27 April 2010 and Local newspaper: Kayseri Güneş; 23 April 2010) shown in fig 1 and fig 2.

Fig 1: Newspaper Announcement on the Bir Gün Gazette


Fig 2: Newspaper Annucement on the Kayseri Güneş Gazette 1. Consultation Meeting Date: 28.04.2010 on 13:00 p.m. Place: Çavdaruşağı Village, Kurtoğlu Village of Coffeehouse, Yahyalı, Kayseri Participants: Participants Mustafa Dede Yüksel Kurt Osman Dede Mehmet Atmaca Durmuş Akboğa Bekir Küçük Talha Gökbel Osman Atmaca Duran Kurt Pazar Atmaca Halil Kurt Ramazan Kurt Baki Kurt Halil Balkan Ömer Dede Ömer Kılıbaz Torun Küçük Âdem Dede

Organisation/Company Çavdaruşağı village Çavdaruşağı village Çavdaruşağı village Çavdaruşağı village Çavdaruşağı village Çavdaruşağı village Çavdaruşağı village Çavdaruşağı village Çavdaruşağı village Çavdaruşağı village Çavdaruşağı village Çavdaruşağı village Çavdaruşağı village Çavdaruşağı village Çavdaruşağı village Çavdaruşağı village Çavdaruşağı village Çavdaruşağı village



Hasan Açıkbaş Metin Saygılı Durmuş İlçin İbrahim Çako Mustafa Öner

Akfen Construction and Tourizm Corporation Akfen Construction and Tourizm Corporation Yeşilköy Village Yeşilköy Village Balcıçakır Village

The participants have signed the attendance list as shown in Fig 3.

Fig 3. Attendance List 6

Language: Meeting in Turkish (local language), documentation in Turkish. Meeting procedure:   

Opening (5 min) Purpose of the public consultation (5 min) Description of the Project (20 min) Project developers Technology and operation of the plant Project description Environmental and Socio-economic impacts

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Answering of questions (20 min) General feedback

Before the meeting the non-technical Project summary were distributed to the attendants as hand-outs in Turkish. The meeting started with the welcome speech of Mrs. Huriye Ulusoy (biologist) from EN-ÇEV on behalf of the project developer CAMLICA Electricity Production Company (Çamlıca Elektrik Üretim A.Ş.). Biologist Ulusoy introduced herself and explained the purpose of the consultation. She then gave a presentation on the Project developers, the technology and operation of the dam and hydroelectricity power plant, project location and brief non-technical description and the estimated amount of electricity production to be achieved with the project. The stakeholders were then invited to ask any questions regarding the presentation and/or the Project itself. One representative from EN-ÇEV and two representatives (Hasan Açıkbaş and Metin Saygılı) from the project developer company were present in the consultation meeting and they have answered the questions coming from the people in the meeting. Afterwards an official written record was signed by the village heads in the project region (Fig 4).


Fig 4. Record of the stakeholder meeting All documents are available as hardcopies and can be ordered from EN-ÇEV.

2. Results announcement The summary of the local public consultation meeting were made publicity available on the municipality announcement board within 15 days after the meeting. Contacts: Mr. Berkin Görgün EN-ÇEV Enerji Çevre Yatırımları ve Danışmanlığı Ltd. Şti. Mahatma Gandi Cad. No:92/2 Gaziosmanpasa – Ankara Tel: 0312 447 266 22 Fax: 312 446 38 10 Email: [email protected]


3. Public consultation report Questions and comments in terms of the public consultation can be directed to the authors of this report: Mr. Berkin Görgün EN-ÇEV Enerji Çevre Yatırımları ve Danışmanlığı Ltd. Şti. Mahatma Gandi Cad. No:92/2 Gaziosmanpasa – Ankara Tel: 0312 447 266 22 Fax: 312 446 38 10 Email: [email protected] Non-technical summary of the project 1.

Purpose of the project activity

The project developer, ÇAMLICA Electricity Production Company is building a dam and hydroelectric power plants in the Zamantı river with a total installed power of 25,81 MW named together as the ÇAMLICA III HPP project (hereinafter referred as „the project‟). The power output will be sold to the Turkish Electricity Transmission Company (TEIAS). The project will be constructed in Yahyalı district in Kayseri and the closest villages to the project are Baçakçılar village, Yeşilköy village and Çavdaruşağı village.


Fig 5. Location of the project area and the nearest villages. The project basically aims to provide a sustainable power generation without negatively affecting the environment and the climate. The consequences for the local population and biotic life close to the plant have been considered not to imply and negative impacts. The project, generating electricity from a renewable and clean energy source, will avoid the dispatch of same amount of energy produced by fossil-fuelled thermal plants to the Turkish grid. The emission reductions due to the project activity will make positive contributions to the regional and national environmental and socio-economical conditions. The use of local renewable energy resources will also reduce the country‟s dependency on electricity imports and create new employment opportunities. 2.

Environmental Impacts

The project will enable the production of green electricity through renewable hydro power and displace the energy produced from the fossil-fuelled power plants. The project‟s environmental and social impacts have been presented for the construction phase and the operation phase under two headings namely  Impacts on the local/regional and global environment  Impacts on social sustainability and development 2.1.

Impact on the local/regional and global environment

Hydrology: In such dams, the water is kept in upstream of the body of dam and a lake area is generated. The water provided from this lake is transferred to the penstock via the channels. Following the gradient provide by the penstock, the electricity is produced at the station. All measures will be taken during the construction of the regulators and the diversion embankments will be designed according to hydrometric data received from DSI (The State Water Supply Administration). Water quantity and quality: All water uses and hydrology regarding the upstream and downstream of the project plants have been considered in the project design. Project activities that will require water consumption during the construction phase will be: 

Preparation of concrete

Prevention of dust

Drinking and process water use for the workers employed

As indicated in the Project Description File, water required for the construction phase will be supplied from the Zamantı River1. Water use for the preparation of concrete and prevention of dust is not expected to generate a considerable amount of wastewater. A great portion of the water used will be lost through infiltration and the remaining will be lost through 1

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evaporation. Water to be used as drinking and processing water will be supplied from villages nearby via tankers. The resulting wastewaters from domestic use will be collected in a non-leaking septic tanks to be withdrawn by the Municipality via sewage vacuum truck and discharged to the sewerage system. No changed in the water quality is expected during the operation phases from the operation of hard fill type power plants where water is discharged back to the stream after passing through the turbines. Thus it is concluded that there will be no significant impacts on the water quality as a result of the project. The domestic waste water which arises from the employees from the construction field will be eliminated at the sealed septic tank and the package purifier with the capacity of 40m3/day. The domestic waste water in the construction field which is estimated as 37,5m3/day will be purified and discharged to Zamantı River according to the discharge criterias. The capacity of the package purifier is sufficient for purifying the waste water which arises from persons. Where 15 people will be employed at the operation process. In case of insufficiency, the impermeable septic tank will be used. The impermeable septic tanks will be evacuated periodically by the nearest Municipality which have a sewage truck. A settling tank will be constructed for the waste water which arises from the construction works on the concrete plant. Afterwards this purified water will be used for washing up works. (Equipments/field). In case of increasing wastewater, the permit will be obtained pursuant to the „Regulations on Control of Water Pollution table 7.5 and Regulations on Fisheries‟ afterwards will be discharged to the Zamantı River. Air emission: The project activity replaces the fossil fuel electricity generation dominating the national grid hence it reduces the NOx, SOx and particulate emissions as well as the GHG emissions. The regulation on “Control of air pollution from the Industrial Facilities” will be complied with during the construction and operation phase. The oil systems of the vehicles will be checked periodically and the requirements of the Regulation on Motor Vehicle Exhaust Gases (Date: 04.04.2009, No: 27190) will be met. Dust is expected to be formed during the construction activities. During project activities, transportation, excretion and loading of both excavations and excavation wastes will be pursuant to the Article 7 of the Regulation on Evaluation and Management of Air Quality (Date: 06.06.2008, No:26898) together with the issues addressed in Article 5. Solid wastes: The maintenance of the trucks which will be used in construction works could be implemented at site, therefore the waste oils arises from mentioned maintenances will be stored at separate containers and will be delivered to the licensed recycling plants or to the manufacturers according to the Regulations on Control of Waste Oils. The waste fried oils on construction site will be stored at separate containers and will be delivered to the licensed recycling plants according to the Regulations on Control of Vegetative Waste Oils The hazardous wastes which are stuck to the equipments such as gloves will be delivered to the licensed elimination plants according to the Regulations on Control of Hazardous Wastes. 11

Soil conditions: All excavation Works and other construction activities will be planned and implemented according to detailed geological inspections Noise: The operation of the heavy construction equipment and occasional operation of the crusher may cause vibration and noise during the construction phase. However the operation of mentioned equipments will not be constant. Biodiversity: Land works on the area of investigation and the importance of its environment in respect to its biodiversity and litterateur works are indicated below. Vegetation types were identified in details while preparing the project information file to specify the flora of the area. According to it, plants in the region are dominated by steppe and prairie in this semi arid climate. The majority of the steppe vegetation has a short lifetime. Fresh and salt water ecosystems, meadows and pastures, agricultural fields and steppes provide a rich flora to the region. Sometimes it is also encountered with poplar and willow trees in the area. Area of activity is located in the Iran-Turanian phytogeographic floristic region. In order to monitor the spread of the species in our country Davis‟s Grid System (1965) has been taken as a sample. Project area is located at B5 square according to Davis' Grid System. The flora of the project area is evaluated according to the “Turkey Red Book of Plants" and updated supplementary list of Bern Contract dated 07.16.2001. Turkish name of the plants are given according to the "Turkish Dictionary of Plant Names" and the names that are given by local people of the area. Nine endemic plant species were identified in the study area. Of these, there is Crambe Tataria. Tataria, Isatis cappadocica subsp.nurihakensis Asyneuma linifolium subsp.eximium, Campanula telephiosdes Boiss. (R) is rare in the category of danger. There is also Acantholimon acerosum. Parviflorum is in the category of damageable ones. The other three types of LR (Ic) is in the least concern category. 2. Social sustainability and development The construction of plant will have limited effects on the demographic conditions since the number of workers in the construction phase will be 250 people. A total of 15 people will be employed during the operation phase of the project. The personnel to be employed during the construction and operation phase will create employment for people in the project region which will contribute to income and livelihood of the local population. The Project activities will not be causing any physical damages such as destroying of land of economical value (agricultural land, fruit gardens, shopping area) and/or public land such as forest area , land of cultural value or land housing infrastructure that would negatively affect the socio-economic environment in the Project region. There are no residential units within the project sites hence no re-settlement action will be required for the project activity. The project will not cause any changes in the current transportation system in the region. The Project is not expected to cause any major health risks on the population in the project region during the operation phase. All sorts of wastes will be handled safely and without 12

public contact according to the national regulations. The personnel will be receiving health checks periodically in order to minimize the risk of an out-break of a communicable disease. Summary of comments received during the local stakeholder meeting The stakeholders in the meeting were mostly the representatives of local administrative units mainly village heads (muhtar) from surrounding villages and the villagers. All the headings were held in Turkish. The environmental and social aspects were discussed by the stakeholders and clarifications were sought. The overall response to the project was positive. Some points have been emphasized by the stakeholders such as the roads near the Project regions and employment of local people for the Project. The questions regarding employment were answered by the project participant. The PP stated that during the construction process, employees will be provided from local people. However, since the single computerized system requires certain skills, much qualified people will be necessary at the operation process. The Project team ensured that all relevant national legislation will be respected and complied during the Project activities. The meeting was concluded with no adverse reactions, comments and/or further clarifications sought. The answers provided by the Project team were accepted as satisfactory. Consequently all stakeholders agreed that the project activity will cause no significant negative impacts as far as they could assess according to their knowledge. No major concerns were raised during the entire consultation process that requiring any alterations in the project‟s implementation.


Annex 1: Photos of the meeting



The Report is Prepared by; Name




General Manager



Quality Control Manager

Geology Engineer


Project Engineer

Hydrogeology Engineer

Özer Emrah ÖZTÜRK

Project Manager

International Relations