SUI NORTHERN GAS PIPELINES LIMITED

ENVIRONMENT PROCEDURE
EMS Aspects & Impacts Identification, Setting of Objectives & Targets and Management Programs

DOC. # : SNGPL-EPR-001

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Issue Date: 28-10-2009

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# 02 Page 2 of 8 Issue Date: 28-10-2009 1. ABBREVIATIONS AND CONCEPTS: SNGPL EMS HSC Environment: EMS Aspect: Significant EMS Aspect EMS Impact Control EMS Aspects Influenced EMS Aspects EMS Objective EMS Target Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited Environmental Management System HSE Site Committee Surrounding in which SNGPL operates. These will include those: • Relating to current. including air. but over which the SNGPL has same authority (i. Overall environment goal. natural resources.e. 3. land. # : SNGPL-EPR-001 Issue. • Occurring under normal. whether adverse or beneficial. Detailed performance requirement quantified where applicable to . wholly or partially resulting from an organization’s EMS Aspects. wildlife. abnormal or reasonably foreseeable emergency conditions. 2.0 SCOPE: This procedure covers all environmental aspects and impacts at all SNGPL sites (unless / until specified to be exempted) which creates. Control EMS aspects are aspects that SNGPL can directly manage through its organizational structure and responsibilities Influenced EMS aspects are aspects generated on-site that the SNGPL does not directly control. past and proposed future activities. human and their interrelation. Any change to the organization’s. and which is required where practicable. Flora.SUI NORTHERN GAS PIPELINES LIMITED ENVIRONMENT PROCEDURE EMS Aspects & Impacts Identification. Elements of an organizations activities or products or services that can interact with the environment An aspect. including contractors and visitors. arising from the HSE Policy.0 DEFINITIONS. Setting of Objectives & Targets and Management Programs DOC. which has a significant environmental impact. through contractual obligations) or persuasion. at SNGPL in order to determine those aspects which have actual or potential significant impacts upon the environment • This procedure address routine and non-routine activities.0 PURPOSE: This procedure describes • The mechanism for the identification and significance evaluation of the EMS aspects & impacts. water. having access to the workplace and • The framework within which the SNGPL shall establish and maintain EMS objectives & targets and Environmental Management Programs. controls or has reasonable influence over. that SNGPL sets itself to achieve.

sites and premises .2 Following shall be considered while identifying Environmental aspects by an assessment of the. etc. objectives and needs to be set and met in order to achieve those objectives. This information will be documented on the Environmental Risk Assessment (SNGPL-EPR01-F-006). 5.2 4. activities and services.1 HSE Focal Point will be responsible to nominate the executives / employees under his domain and will form a committee. EMS Management Program 4. RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITIES: 4. 4. setting goals and the achievement of these on the defined target dates.0 The means. together with consideration of the actual and potential effects of: a) Air Emissions to atmosphere b) Water usage and discharges to surface water groundwater and sewers c) Land Contamination caused by spillages. d) The production.4 HSE Management Committee Management Representative (MR) EMS Deputy Management Representative (DMR) HSE Site Committee (HSC) 4.4.4.1 4. time frames and personnel responsible for achieving an objectives and target.1 IDENTIFICATION OF EMS ASPECTS: 5.1 A HSC trained by the IMS Management Representative shall identify Environmental aspects of operations that can be controlled or influenced. # : SNGPL-EPR-001 Issue.0 PROCEDURE: 5.SUI NORTHERN GAS PIPELINES LIMITED ENVIRONMENT PROCEDURE EMS Aspects & Impacts Identification.1. 4. # 02 Page 3 of 8 Issue Date: 28-10-2009 the SNGPL or parts thereof that arises from the environmental. and to recommend the necessary current / proposed control measures to eliminate / reduce their associated impacts.3 4. re-use.2 HSE Site Committee will be responsible to define environmental objectives. Setting of Objectives & Targets and Management Programs DOC.1. recycling and disposal of controlled and special wastes e) The storage and management of materials f) Activities upon local ecology of operations. This defined HSE Site Committee will be responsible to identify all the existing / potential Environmental Aspects. Employees are to conform to the control measures detailed for their specific department activities.5 5.

if there is a breach or potential breach of legislation. if necessary controls have Not been implemented.1. 5.SUI NORTHERN GAS PIPELINES LIMITED ENVIRONMENT PROCEDURE EMS Aspects & Impacts Identification. particulates.5 Impacts shall be assessed by the HSC using the following method: • All aspects which are legitimate concerns of major stakeholders and the Company shall be regarded as significant.1. • All aspects where insufficient information is available to make a reasoned judgement shall be regarded as significant until further information is available. lighting & pests 5. • The risk evaluation process is to be carried out by competent / trained Personnel • The risk assessment methodology is assessed using the Environmental Risk Assessment Chart SNGPL-EPR01-CH-001 • The intention is to reduce the impact “As Low As Reasonably . including (where appropriate) a) transmission b) Distribution c) Use / Service and d) Disposal / Waste Management 5. Each aspect identified shall be assigned a significance rating to indicate the relative importance if its related environmental impacts. The significance rating shall be used to define those impacts which shall be controlled through environmental objectives and targets. # 02 Page 4 of 8 Issue Date: 28-10-2009 g) The visual impact of sites and buildings h) Environmental Noise pollution i) Energy use and management j) Use of transport and vehicles k) Material used l) Organization and site information m) Legal issues and other requirements n) Existing environmental management o) Raw materials p) Packaging q) Office activities r) Landscaping and infrastructure s) Other relevant issues such as odors.1. • All aspects which are subject to environmental legislation shall be regarded as significant.4 Once the impacts have been identified they are prioritized in terms of their environmental impacts to assist in using them for setting objectives and targets and for identifying operational control procedures. Setting of Objectives & Targets and Management Programs DOC.3 The team shall consider each of the stages in the life cycle of the SNGPL services and activities. or by the implementation of operational control procedures. # : SNGPL-EPR-001 Issue. and therefore noted as having a high impact/risk.

but not necessarily be limited to. Setting of Objectives & Targets and Management Programs DOC. # : SNGPL-EPR-001 Issue.1. the HSC will document all relevant activities. etc). (Actual timeframe should be agreed with consultation of HOD and MR) Total Level of significance Risk score Low level of concern 1-9 Low 10 . processes and services in which to identify aspects. # 02 Page 5 of 8 Issue Date: 28-10-2009 Practicable” (ALARP) • Having assigned a priority score for each environmental aspect and Impact the following table suggests timeframes for managing different Priority environmental aspects and impacts. process flow diagram. operational manual.7 The HSC will identify the specific environmental aspects using Environmental Aspects Checklist (SNGPL-EPR01-CHKLST-001) as well as the following general aspect categories.SUI NORTHERN GAS PIPELINES LIMITED ENVIRONMENT PROCEDURE EMS Aspects & Impacts Identification. the following. plant layout maps. A) Human Health a) Employees B) Environment a) Air Quality e) Noise C) Resource Use a) Electricity b) Surrounding Community c) Global. a) Air Emissions b) Wastewater Discharges c) Liquid & Solid Wastes d) Energy Usage e) Storm water Discharges f) Water Usage g) Noise h) Odor i) Natural Environment j) Land Condition k) Radiation .1.15 Medium level of concern Medium High 15 .7 Using pertinent plant information of SNGPL (e.20 High level of concern Action Long term Medium term Short term Timeframe 1 year + Within 6 months Within 3 months 5.6 For Environmental Aspects evaluations following categories shall be considered. b) Surface Water c) Ground Water d) Land / Soil f) Ecosystem Effects b) Fuels c) Water d) Natural Resources 5. 5.1.g.

2. # 02 Page 6 of 8 Issue Date: 28-10-2009 5.(Restricted Substance Management Standard) 5. Pertains to Energy Usage / Conservation Is subject to high environmental loading due to one or more of the following criteria: a) Toxicity (Compositional characterization of materials and wastes) b) SNGPL Specification-. # : SNGPL-EPR-001 Issue. where a new aspect is incorporated into the List of Significant Environmental Aspects (SNGPL-EPR01-F-007) .2.3 5. and / or other requirements.2. These aspects shall be managed and controlled through implementation of procedures Emergency Preparedness and Response (Ref: SNGPL-GPR-013). 5. b) Information must be provided to outside authorities.2.1 The HSC shall review and evaluate the aspects identified and shall determine their significance using the criteria in 5.2.2 DETERMINATION OF SIGNIFICANT ASPECTS: 5. regulation. This will also include aspects that are addressed in the SNGPL business plan or other applicable documents.2.2. permit requirements.1 Is subject to relevant legislation.8 Lists of the aspects identified shall be maintained and shall be reviewed by the HSC at least half yearly or whenever need arises to identify any new aspects that should be added and any old aspects that should be deleted. It shall be reviewed and evaluated by HSC to determine significance.SUI NORTHERN GAS PIPELINES LIMITED ENVIRONMENT PROCEDURE EMS Aspects & Impacts Identification.2.1. Setting of Objectives & Targets and Management Programs DOC.2 below. and / or c) There are or may be periodic inspections or enforcement by these authorities.2. This will likely include aspects associated with activities if: a) EMS regulations or other requirements specify controls and conditions.2.2 Is subject to a potential accidental release (Liquid or Gas only) that is regulated or that could be of sufficient quantity to cause environmental concern.4 c) Quantity (Volumes and Masses of Releases) d) Quality (Consumption of Renewable and Non-Renewable recourses) e) Frequencies of Episodes f) Severity of Actual or Potential Impacts .2 The EMS aspects of the SNGPL may be considered by the HSC to be “Significant” where the aspects: 5. 5. 5.2.

4 ESTABLISHING AND MAINTAINING OBJECTIVES AND TARGETS. Objectives and targets shall be consistent with the SNGPL HSE Policy and shall be one of the three types: a) Control b) Improve or c) Investigate 5. 6. Element 4.1.3. consideration shall be reviewed at least once in year by the HSE Management Committee and reported at the Management Review Meeting (SNGPL-GPR-005) by IMS MR.3. 5. 5.3.r. ENVIRONMENT.1 During Normal / Turnaround operation.t.5. 5.3. 5. Setting of Objectives & Targets and Management Programs DOC. # 02 Page 7 of 8 Issue Date: 28-10-2009 5. 5.3.SUI NORTHERN GAS PIPELINES LIMITED ENVIRONMENT PROCEDURE EMS Aspects & Impacts Identification. 5. SNGPL will identifying waste generated causing environmental load w.1 ISO 14001:2004.3.1 The EMS-DMR shall establish and maintain EMS objectives and targets for all significant aspects.4. time frames and those responsible for achieving associated objectives and targets.4.3 .2 and 4.2 On the basis of SNGPL-EPR01-F-001.1 The EMS-DMR / IMS MR shall establish and maintain Environmental Management Program (SNGPL-EPR01-F-011) for achieving the objectives and targets developed for the significant EMS aspects identified and updated every year. The Management review shall endorse the SNGPL EMS Objectives and targets.2 In establishing objectives and targets. to following aspects on Environmental Load Identification For Normal / Turnaround Operation (SNGPL-EPR01-F-001) a) Air Emission b) Liquid Effluent discharge c) Solid Waste (Toxic / Non toxic) 5.5. Responsibility will be identified at each relevant function and level of the SNGPL.0 REQUIREMENT OF QUALITY.3 EMS-DMR will prepare Total Environmental Load at SNGPL (SNGPLEPR01-F-004) on the basis of Environmental summaries to monitor the SNGPL performance and environmental objectives selection.5 ESTABLISHING AND MAINTAINING MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS.3 ENVIRONMENTAL LOAD IDENTIFICATION AND MONITORING. 5. # : SNGPL-EPR-001 Issue.2 EMS Management Program shall identify the means. 4. HEALTH AND SAFETY STANDARDS: 6. EMS-DMR will prepare Environment Load Summary separately for Normal Operation on SNGPL-EPR01-F-002 and Turn around on SNGPL-EPR01-F-003 .

# : SNGPL-EPR-001 Issue. Setting of Objectives & Targets and Management Programs DOC.SUI NORTHERN GAS PIPELINES LIMITED ENVIRONMENT PROCEDURE EMS Aspects & Impacts Identification.5 7.2 7.11 7.14 Environmental Load Identification For Normal / Turnaround / Non routine Operations Environmental Load Summary for Normal Operations Environmental Load Summary for Turnaround / Non Routine Operations SNGPL-EPR01-F-001 SNGPL -EPR01-F-002 SNGPL -EPR01-F-003 SNGPL -EPR01-F-004 SNGPL -EPR01-F-005 SNGPL -EPR01-F-006 SNGPL -EPR01-F-007 SNGPL -EPR01-F-008 SNGPL -EPR01-F-009 SNGPL -EPR01-F-010 SNGPL -EPR01-F-011 SNGPL -EPR01-CH-001 SNGPL -EPR01-CHKLST-001 Total Environmental Load at SNGPL Environmental Aspects. # 02 Page 8 of 8 Issue Date: 28-10-2009 7.9 7.3 7.7 7.8 7.12 7. Objectives & Target Determination Environmental Risk Assessment List Of Significant Environmental Aspects Possible Objective(s) through Regulatory Requirements Possible Objective(s) Through Interested parties Selected Environmental Objective Planning Environmental Management Program Environmental Risk Assessment Chart Environmental Aspects Checklist List of Departmental Manuals for related SOP’s See Appendix H .6 7.1 7.4 7.13 7.0 RELATED DOCUMENTS: 7.10 7.