Public Disclosure Authorized




Public Disclosure Authorized

Public Disclosure Authorized

Public Disclosure Authorized

E2065 V15

MAY - 2010

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














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; 23 April 2010 and Local newspaper: Mersin; 23 April 2010) shown in fig 1 and fig 2.

Fig 1: Newspaper Announcement on the BirGün Gazette

Fig 2: Newspaper Announcement on the Kayseri Güneş Gazette 1. Consultation Meeting Date: 30.04.2010 on 15:00 p.m. Place: Boğuntu Village, Boğuntu Primary School, Anamur, Mersin Participants: Participants Mehmet Oktar İsmail Şen Abdurrahman Deniz Aydın Deniz

Organisation/Company Boğuntu Village Boğuntu Village Boğuntu Village Boğuntu Village


Muhammed Aysal Mehmet Dak Cemal Genç Zeynep Kuru Cemile Göl Makbule Bal Veli Oktar Havva Kuru İsmet Dak Kasım Deniz Süleyman Yılmaz Osman Dağ Hikmet Yılmaz Mustafa Kuru Mehmet Kuru Osman Eşme Mahmut Oktan Süleyman Erdem Nasuh Durmaz Mustafa Deniz Ali Kurt İbrahim Yakut İsmet Bal Ahmet Kuru Süleyman Deniz Mehmet Yıldız İbrahim Ayhan Duran Yıldız

Boğuntu Village Boğuntu Village Boğuntu Village Boğuntu Village Boğuntu Village Boğuntu Village Boğuntu Village Boğuntu Village Boğuntu Village Boğuntu Village Boğuntu Village Boğuntu Village Boğuntu Village Boğuntu Village Boğuntu Village Boğuntu Village Boğuntu Village Boğuntu Village Boğuntu Village Boğuntu Village Boğuntu Village Boğuntu Village Boğuntu Village Boğuntu Village Boğuntu Village Boğuntu Village Boğuntu Village Boğuntu Village

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

Fig 3. Attendance List

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

 

Answering of questions (20 min) General feedback

Before the meeting the non-technical Project summary in Turkish were distributed to the attendants as hand-outs. The meeting started with the welcome speech of Mrs. Huriye Ulusoy (biologist) from EN-ÇEV on behalf of the project developer BEYOBASI Electricity Production Company (BEYOBASI 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 one representative (Murat Günaydın) 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: 0312 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:

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: 0312 446 38 10 Email: [email protected] Non-technical summary of the project 1.

Purpose of the project activity

The project developer, BEYOBASI Electricity Production Company is building a dam and hydroelectric power plants in the Anamur brook with a total installed power of 47.72 MW named together as the OTLUCA 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 Anamur district in Mersin and the closest villages to the project are Dibek district and Çaltıbükü and Sarıağaç villages.

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 regulators, the water is kept in upstream of the body of regulators and a small 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 Anamur Brook and Boğuntu 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 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 1

Project Description File, Page: 24

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 amount of water, procuring and usage locations, amount of waste water and the ways of eliminating the waste water which will be used in the land preparing, construction and the operation phases is shown in the table below;

The Land Preparing and Construction Stages The water for daily consumption of 650 people during the construction process.

650people x 150 lt/person day= 97,50 =lt/sc=97,50 m3/day

The water derived from daily consumption will provided from water main of Dibek Neighbourho od , the surface waters and from the other recourses via the tankers.

At the temporary construction sites; Otluca 1 Reg. Construction Site= 70 people x 150 lt/personday= 10.5 m3/day

The waste water will be stored in sealed septic tanks on each construction sites and will be eliminated by transferring to the nearest Municipality ( Otluca 1 Yük. Anamur) via the Hav. sewage trucks Construction against Site= 75 people payment. x 150 lt/person-day= 11.25 m3/day Boğuntu Reg.= 115 people x 150 lt/person-day= 17.25 m3/day Otluca 1 HEPP construction site= 80 people x 150 lt/person-day= 12.00 m3/day Otluca 2 Reg. Construction site= 215 people x 150 lt/personday= 32.25 m3/day Otluca 2 HEPP construction site= 95 people x 150 lt/people-day= 14.25 m3/day

Total=97,50 m3/day waste water

The domestic 20 people x 150 Will be 3,00 m3/gün waste water lt/person-day= provided derived from the 3,00 m3/day from 20 people which domestic are responsible water main for of Dibek administrative Neighbourho and technical od , issues.

The moistening Approximately 9,00 by sprinkler will m3/gün be applied to the construction area and the village roads to prevent the dust

Provided from the Anamur Brook in case of obtaining the permit from

Resulting from the moistening, the water will be kept in soil, therefore there won‟t be any

The waste water will be given directly to the septic tank, which is already in use for the existing school and apartments. When it is full, will be eliminated by transferring to the nearest Municipality ( Anamur) via the sewage trucks against payment.


State Water waste water. Supply Administratio n. Operating Stage

The domestic 20 people x 150 waste water lt/person-day= arises from the 3.00 m3/day 20 people during the operation process.

Will be provided 3.00 m3/day from domestic water main of the Village.

The waste water derived from the people at the regulator and the station buildings will be stored in sealed septic tanks and will be eliminated by transferring to the nearest Municipality ( Anamur) via the sewage trucks against payment.

Resulting of no sewerage system around the project area, the waste waters comprised at the operation process will be stored in sealed septic tanks and will be eliminated by transferring to the nearest Municipality ( Anamur) via the sewage trucks against payment pursuant to the Regulation regarding the Building of Septic Tanks on the Places where Construction of Sewer Is not Possible2 The whole waste water discharge will be implemented pursuant to the Regulations on Control of Waste Waters3 and Water Products Law4 and the article 20 of the regulation annex-5 and annex-6. 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 Gases5 will be met.


Published in the Official Gazette no 13783 Dated: 19.03.1971


Published in the Official Gazette no 25687 Dated: 31.12.2004


Published in the Official Gazette no 13799 Dated: 04.04.1971


Published in the Official Gazette no 27190 Dated: 04.04.2009

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: There will be some domestic (organic wastes, paper, plastic bag etc.) solid wastes which arise from the 670 (650+20) people working on the land preparing and construction processes; and some solid wastes arise from the construction works. Domestic Solid Wastes and Package Wastes: The amount of solid waste is 670 people x 0,7 kg/day = 469 kg/day where the solid waste from 1 person is 0,7 kg. The people will be employed at Otluca 1, Otluca 2 and Boğuntu Regulators, Otluca 1 HEPP, Otluca 2 HEPP and Otluca 1 loading pool, in the land preparing and the construction stages. The domestic solid wastes derived from the employees will be stored in the closed barrels which will be located on the several places in the project site. These barrels will be stored at the containers, and will be eliminated periodically in the solid waste storage zone by the Anamur Municipality. Among all the solid wastes like iron, steel, package equipment, cement bag; the recycling ones will be reused at the construction process; the rest will be eliminated with the domestic solid wastes. Operation Stage: The amount of domestic solid waste which is derived from the employers working at the operation stage will be 20people x 0,7 kg/day-person = 14kg/day. ( 1 person= 0,7kg/day). These wastes will be stored in the closed barrels which will be located on the several places in the project site. These barrels will be stored at the containers, and will be eliminated periodically in the solid waste storage zone by the Anamur Municipality. The clay, sand and etc. which will accumulate in the sedimentation pool via water will be released to the brook by sediment pool cone periodically. Soil conditions: All excavation Works and other construction activities will be planned and implemented according to detailed geological inspections Noise: The noise will arise from the regulator, transmission structures (tunnel and channel), loading pool, and the equipments in hydro electric station building. In addition to these, The explosions for the tunnel constructions will cause noise and vibrations. Biodiversity: The possible impacts on biodiversity is limited with loss of biomass where there is no endemic, rare or endangered plants according to the BERN (Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats) and the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) agreements. Following the construction stage, the vegetation will again be formed, via existing seeds, rootstocks etc. There may be some negative impacts on fauna species, due to the damage on their habitats during the land preparing and the construction processes. However, since they will not affect extremely, they will find more suitable alternative habitats. The major impact on biological environment will appear on fishes due to the decreasing current flow. To prevent the negative impacts on fisheries the minimum flow rate will be released to the brook due to the measurement results which was provided to determine the minimum flow rate. This amount is the necessary amount for the survival of the natural life.

The water kept in the regulator will be directly given back to river without any other operation. Therefore, there is no problem expecting since the water doesn‟t exposed to any soil concerning the project. Through the fish passage which is planned for the Otluca-2 Regulator, it will be provided that, fish can move comfortably, across the Anamur Brook. However, before the design of the fish passage, a hydro biologist will design the fish types, floating speed, size etc. in the mentioned project area.

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 650 people. A total of 20 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 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 village 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