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1 GOLD STANDARD LOCAL STAKEHOLDER CONSULTA
GOLD STANDARD LOCAL STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION REPORT 10.1 MW YCE HEPP CONTENTS A. Project Description 1. Project eligibility under Gold Standard 2. Current project status B. Design of Stakeholder Consultation Process 1. Description of physica l meeting(s) i. Agenda ii. Non - technical summary iii. Invitation tracking table iv. Text of individual invitations v. Text of public invitations 2. Description of other consultation methods used C. Consultation Process 1. Participants‟ in physical meeting(s) i. List ii. Evaluation forms 2. Pictures from physical meeting(s) 3. Outcome of consultation process i. Minutes of physical meeting(s) ii. Minutes of other consultations iii. Assessment of all comments iv. Revisit sustainable development assessment v. Summary of changes to project design based on comments D. Su stainable Development Assessment 1. Own sustainable development assessment i. „Do no harm‟ assessment ii. Sustainable development matrix 2. Stakeholders blind sustainable development matrix 3. Consolidated sustainable development matrix E. Discussion on Sustainability Monit oring Plan F. Description of Stakeholder Feedb

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6 on.Yce HEPP Project is planned to Ne i
on.Yce HEPP Project is planned to Ne implemented Ny Menerji Elektrik Uretim Dağıtım Pazarlama Sanayi ve Tic. Ltd. Şti within the Noundaries of Dereli District of Giresun Province and on Yce and Grl watercourses which are the lateral branches of Aksu watercourse. The Project Plant will include two regulator s , conveyance tunnel, conveyance canal, forebay, penstock and power house. Regulator 1 will be installed on the Yce watercourse on 870 m t h alweg level. The water which is derived by Regulator 1 will be derived to the left coast of G dl watercourse by the transmission tunnel after being floated in the sediment pool. Regulator 2 will be constructed on the 868,40m t h alweg level on Gdl Watercourse. The water which is taken by Regulator 2 and the water which is derived from the Regulat or 1 will be transmitted to the forebay through the conveyance canal with 1750 m length. The water accumulated in the forebay will be transmitted to the plant building through the penstock which is going to be constructed with 2740 m length. The water then goes through the turbines of the 2 unit plant building with 10,134 MW installed capacity and will be again discharged to the Yce watercourse. Expected generation is estimated as 3 0 . 751 GWh. According to calcu

7 lations based on electricity generation
lations based on electricity generation estim ates, Yce HEPP project will result in a CO 2 reduction of 17, 282 tonnes per year due to use of renewable resources. A. 2. Current project status The construction s tarted on 02/10/ 2009. As of 26/10/2010 , 45% of the construction has finished. SEC TION B. DESIGN OF STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION PROCESS B. 1. Design of physical meeting(s) i. Agenda The Stakeholder Feedback Round for retroactive YUCE HEPP was held on 26/10/2010 in Gdl Village. The agenda of the meeting covered the aspects of the GS Toolkit as recommended. Agenda 1 4:30 - 14:40 Climate change and energy, Global Tan Energy 14:40 - 14:5 0 Introduction of the project, Menerji El. Ür. Dağ. A.Ş. 14:50 - 15 : 3 0 Question and Answers 15:3 0 - 1 6 :00 Blind SD Exercise and discussion on monitoring 16 :00 Closure and Site visit ii. Non - technical summary aENEwWT ELEYÇwTY ÜwEÇTa DAĞ. tAZ. SAN. VE ŞÇT. 10.13 MW YÜCE HİDROELEKTRİK SANTRALI PROJE BİLGİ NOTU Ülkemizde elektrik enerjisi ihtiyacı, sanayileşme, ekonomik gelişme ve nüfus artışı gi bi nedenlerden dolayı hızla artmaktadır. Elektrik enerjisi üreteNilmesi için gerekli kaynakların (

8 doğalgaz, petrol, vN) yetersizliği ned
doğalgaz, petrol, vN) yetersizliği nedeniyle, Türkiye enerjide dışa Nağımlı Nir ülke konumundadır. Hidroelektrik santralleri, yerli kaynakların kullanımına imkân vererek ithal yakıt Nağımlılığını azaltması, ekonomik olması ve sera gazı salımına neden olmaması nedeniyle hızla artan elektrik enerjisi ihtiyacının karşılanmasında fosil yakıtlarla çalışan termik santrallere göre Nirçok fayda sağlamaktadır. Yce Hidroelektrik Santralı Projesi, aenerji Elektrik Üretim Dağ. taz. San. Ve Tic. Ldt. Şti. tarafından, Giresun İli, Dereli İlçesi sınırları içerisinde, Yüce ve Gürül Dereleri üzerinde inşa edilmektedir. Resim 1 . YCE HES Proje S ahası Proje kapsamında yapılması planlanan tesisler şunlardır; 2 adet regülatör, iletim kanalı ve tüneli, su alma yapısı ve çökeltim havuzu, ceNri Noru ve santral Ninasıdır. Regülatör 1, Yüce Deresi üzerinde talvegden 870 m kotunda yapılacak, Nuradan ilet im kanalı ile alınacak su Güdül Deresi‟ne ynlendirilecektir. Regülatör 2 ise talvegden 868.40 m kotunda Güdül Deresi üzerinde yer alacaktır. Bu iki regülatörden alınan sular 17D0 m uzunluğundaki iletim kanalı ile yükleme havuzuna, oradan da 2740 m‟lik ceN ri Norular ile san

9 tral Ninasına iletilecektir. Yüce HES
tral Ninasına iletilecektir. Yüce HES‟in kurulu güç kapasitesi 10.134 MW olup, elde edilecek elektrik enerjisi yıllık 30.7D GWh saat olarak hesaplanmıştır. Suyun ene rjsinden faydalanılarak üretil ecek olan Nu temiz enerji ile iklim değişi kliğine yol açan 17,282 ton karbondioksitin yıllık olarak salınımı engellenmiş olacaktır. Enerji Piyasası Düzenleme Kurulu (EPDK) tarafından 20 Mart 2009 tarihinde üretim lisansı verilmiştir. Proje nehir tipi olarak planlanmış ve tesislerde su depolaması yapılmamakta olup, elektrik üretiminde kullanılan su, aynı miktarda geri verilecektir. Projenin çevreye etkisinin Nelirlenmesi amacıyla, ilgili kanun ve düzenlemeler kapsamında hazırlanmış olan ve Projenin Nölgedeki canlılara, ekonomik ve sosyal yaşama etkilerini değerlendiren proje tanıtım dosyasının incelenmesi sonrasında T.C. Çevre ve Orman Bakanlığı tarafından söz konusu projenin çevreye olumsuz Nir etkisi olmadığına ve daha detaylı Nir çevresel etki raporunun hazırlanmasına gerek olmadığına karar ve rilmiştir. Proje kapsamında yapılması düşünülen tesislerin inşaat işlerine 200E yılı Kasım ayında Naşlanmış olup, 2011 yılı ortalarında işletmeye alınması öngörülmektedir. İ

10 nşaat süresince yaklaşık 100 kişin
nşaat süresince yaklaşık 100 kişinin istihdam edileceği öngörülmektedir. Tesisin i şletmeye alındığı zaman ise, yaklaşık 10 kişiye doğrudan ve sürekli iş imkânı sağlanacak olup, yerel halka istihdam esnasında öncelik verilecektir. YCE HEPP PROJE CT SITE iii. Invitation tracking table Category code Organisation (if relevant) Name of invitee Way of invi tation Date of invitation Confirmation received? Y/N A Local people from Yce Vil l age Orally via Head of Village and Project Manager 14/10/2010 Y A Head of Yce Village Orally via Project Manager 14/10/2010 Y A Local people from Gdl Village Orally via Head of Village and Project Manager 14/10/2010 Y A Head of Gdl Village Orally via Project Manager 14/10/2010 Y A Local People from amlık Village Orally via Head of Village and Project Manager 14/10/2010 Y A Head of Çamlık Village Orally via Project Manager 14/10/2010 Y C Ministry of Environment - DG Environmental Management Fulya Somunkıra noglu Facsimile 14/10/2010 Y C Ministry o f Energy - DG Electrical Power Resources Survey and Development Mustafa Kemal

11 Büyükmıhç ı Facsimile 14/10/201
Büyükmıhç ı Facsimile 14/10/2010 Y C Ministry of Energy - DG Electricity Works Budak Dilli Facsimile 14/10/2010 Y Mayor of Giresun Kerim Aksu Facsimile 14/10/2010 B District Governor of Dereli Murat zdemir Facsimile 14/10/2010 Y B State Hydraulic Works (DSI) Mehmet Recep Çıtır Facsimile, follow - up via 14/10/2010 Regional Dierctorate telephone B Dereli Municipality Zeki Şenlikoğlu Facsimile 14/10/2010 Y B Province Agricul tural Department Muhammed Hakyemez Facsimile, follow - up via telephone 14/10/2010 Y B District Police Department Mustafa Kıyak Facsimile 14/10/2010 Y B District Gendarmerie Jan. Yz. Ahmet Hakan Karaaslan Facsimile 14/10/2010 Y B District Forestry Depar tment zkan Şahin Facsimile, follow - up via telephone 14/10/2010 Y E Gold Standard Nahla Sabet Mail 14/10/2010 Y E Gold Standard Heba Rabie Mail 14/10/2010 Y E Gold Standard Bahar Ubay Mail 14/10/2010 F WWF Turkey Ceren Ayas Mail 14/10/2010 Y F Greenp eace Mail 14/10/2010 Y F Mercy Corps Mail 14/10/2010 Y F Helio International Mail 14/10/2010 Y F Renewable Energy and Ener

12 gy Efficiency Partnership Mail 1
gy Efficiency Partnership Mail 14/10/2010 Y D City Representative, TEMA - Association to Combat Erosion zcan ztrk Mail 14/10 /2010 Y F Regional Environmenatl Centre - Turkey Glin zsoy Mail 14/10/2010 Y Stakeholders have been identified according to GS Toolkit. Since there exist no assigned DNA in Turkey, Ministry of Environment and Forestry have been invited as relevant G overnment Authority and UNFCCC Focal Point. Two Directorate of Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources have also been included as relevant Government Authorities. When possible, participation of the invitees was confirmed in order to make necessary arrang ements for the meeting. GS supporting NGOs and local representative of GS have been invited through e - mail message sent on 14 / 10 /2010 . Local and national government institutions, local representatives of GS supporter NGOs and other identified stakeholders have been informed through invitation letters in Turkish along with non - technical summary sent by registered mail and facsimile messages. The meeting invitation was also published in a local newspaper. Locals have been identified considering settlements i mpacted by the project. Village heads of all neighbouring settlements have been cont

13 acted initially by the project manager
acted initially by the project manager . The project owners provided shuttle service from/to the villages . iv. Text of individual invitations and delivery confirmations Ex ample of Invitation s (Invitation to the District Governor ) 14/10/2009 Sn. Kerim Aksu Giresun Belediye Başkanı Subject: YCE HEPP Stakeholder Engagement and Feedback Meeting The procedures to certify the GHGs emission reductions from YCE HEPP, located in Dereli Province, Giresun, have been initiated between Menerji El. Ür. Dağ. Paz. San. Tic. LTD ŞTİ and Global Tan Energy. In this respect, we would like to invite you to share your views on the Proje ct during the stakeholder engagement and feedback meeting. The meeting will take place in Gudul Village, construction foodcourt on 26/10/2010 at 14:30. Please, kindly find the non - technical summary of the Project and the agenda enclosed. We would like to reiterate that your participation is of utmost importance to us and would like to see you in our meeting. Regards, Menerji El. r. Dağ. Paz. San. Tic. LTD ŞTİ Email invitation to Gold Standard, local and international civil society representatives Text of public invitations

14 Public invitation at the Local “
Public invitation at the Local “İleri” Newpaper B. 2. Description of other consultation methods u sed The turnover and the quality of p articipation were satisfactory. Hence, no other methods were used. SECTION C. CONSULTATION PROCESS C. 1. Participants‟ in physical meeting(s) i. List of participants Category Code Name Male/ Female Organisation (if relevant) / Position V illage 1 A Mustafa Kaya M Cooperative President Gdl A Halit Torun M Yce A Ömer Sarıkaya M Kk Ahmet A Levent Akıl M Kk Ahmet A Adem Akılş M A Nedim Kaya M A Aşkın Atar M Guard , MENERJİ Gdl A Şükrü Halal M Driver , MENERJİ Yce A İskender Bayrak M Guard , MENERJİ Gdl A Coşkun Karakaya M Yce A Ali Adar M Hea d of Village Gdl A Hseyin Esen M Head of Village Çarıh Köyü A Faik Can Aksu M Officer Dereli B Metin ztrk M Member of Munipical Parliament Dereli A Mustafa Ynden M Çamlıköyü Dereli A Ali Okusal M Driver , MENERJİ Gdl A Şenol Atar M Weldor , ME NERJİ Gdl D Yusuf Kılıçoğlu M Weldor , MENE

15 RJİ Gdl A Mehmet Bayrak M
RJİ Gdl A Mehmet Bayrak M Yce A Ali Yaylı M Yce A İzzet Töngcelçi M Yce 1 The telephone numbers can be found in the original participation list ANNEX A Mustafa Topal M Gdl A Hasan Kaya M Gdl A Mustafa Kk M Yce A Hakkı Kök M Head of Village Yce A Mehmet Kılıçoğlu M Gdl A Yusuf Kaya M Yce A Mrsel Konak M Gdl A Halil Kılıçoğlu M Gdl A Cevat Kılıçoğlu M Gdl A Coşukn Atar M Gdl A Ahmet Bsyrak M Yce A Yılmaz Ali M Yce A Ali Topal M Member of Village Council Gdl A Ali Baş M Gdl A Faru k Kaya M Gdl A Ferut Kaya M Gdl A Bayram Tngelci M Yce A Şevket ? M Gdl B Yunus Cinal M Provincal Administration Dereli B Okan Şahin M Province Forest Director Dereli Sinan Yazgan M Project Manager Essentium - MENERJİ ii. Evaluation forms Name What is your impression of the meeting? What do you like about the project? What do you not like about the project? Signature Ahmet Bayrak - Yce

16 Village After the flood, they fixe
Village After the flood, they fixed the bridges and roads. Staff works under heavy co nditions for 12 hrs with minimum wage. Excavation waste is dumped by the road causing mud. Air pollution. Our drinking water is cut. Fishes disappeared. Aşkın Atar No security measures. Mustafa Kk Very beneficial meeting. Thank you. Project provided employment opportunities. Riverbed is adversely impacted. Mustafa Toprak The meeting should have been held long ago. It was informative and beneficial. Contribution in national economy is positive. The project affects the daily life in our village. Roads are damaged, dust, noise and pollution are disturbing. Between Tunnel CT2 and Gudu Bridge, no animals use the water. Ömer Sarıkaya The meeting was not very effective, nor useful. It could have been more updated. Employment should be realized in a far way among all villages. Unequal waging should be fixed. You harm the environment as you dump the excavation waste and you do not take any precautions. Yo u do it as it comes easy. Faik Can Aksu Our problems are listened. Senior company representatives should have been participated. Contributes in lessening Turkey‟s

17 dependency on foreign sources. In t
dependency on foreign sources. In terms of environment, its impact is huge. Ali Topal Awareness raising for the locals. Beneficial project in terms of bringing in the potential of hydro power. Employment If the environment is rearranged once the construction is over, I do not think that the villagers will be reactive anymore. Mustafa Kay a - Gdl Village Informative Beneficial for the national economy. Employment opportunities for locals. Disturbance to the environment should be minimized, especially in terms of water resources and excavation waste. Mehmet Atar We saw the shortage s of the project. Personally, there are many of shortages. Of course, the project brought some opportunities. It would not be fair if we say no. But, the benefits are minimum. More employment and better wages. Our roads are damaged. Water is cut. We unders tand that some negativities might occur, but, those should be minimized. Aşkın Atar Mr. Tolga has very positive intentions. But, managers do not take human aspect into account. Thank you Mr. Tolga. Faruk Kaya - Gdl Village The meeting should have been held before the project started. It is too late. If the project had sta

18 rted today, the villagers would have
rted today, the villagers would have rejected it. The head of village is considering what goes in his pocket. Yes, it has some benefits but they should not work for individuals own interest. Al village should benefit from the opportunities equally. Noise, pollution, disturbance. Şenol Atar Too late to hold the meeting . I think the project has many benefits to the households. I thank you to Tolga Bey and his colleagues. Of course, there are some negative aspects. However, it would not be possible to realize the project with no dist urbances at all. I am sure all will be compansated . Yusuf Kılıçoğlu It was beneficial to get information. But, it should have been earlier. Everybody benefits from the project, but, everybody also calculated how much money he can get out of it. Our wate r spring abolished. Ali Okusal Very good. Should happen in every two months. I am supportive of the project. Thank you. Due to the tunnel, our water resource is abolished. Wage is not fair. No working equipment such as boots or outfit. Hasan Kaya Timin g is late. I hope it will be beneficial. Economic contributions. I hope you can produce clean energy. Coşkun Karakaya Distrubances of the loc

19 als should be resolved. Contribution
als should be resolved. Contribution to national economy. But, human and environmental aspects should b e respected. It was said that all 3 villages would benefit from the project equally. However, this promise was not kept. We hope they will. C. 2. Pictures from physical meeting(s) C. 3. Outcome of consultation process i. Minutes of physical meeting(s) After Zeren Erik‟s (GloNal Tan Energy) short introduction speech on energy and climate , Sinan Yazgan from Essentium - MENERJİ Nriefed the participants aNout the project ‟ s current status . T he meeting lasted around 3 hours and the locals provided us with many comments which also helped us to elaborate on the items under the sustainability blind test directly a nd indirectly . Same comments are stressed by different participants several times, thus, the minutes below reflect compilation of those comments. Local : Why is the name of the project is Yce? We would like our village to be named after as well. Sinan Ya zgan : The name of the project is determined by the authorities. We do not have say on that unfortunately. Coşkun Karakaya (Yüce Village) : During the construction works , issues s uch as maintaining the landsc

20 aping has been neglected and the sur
aping has been neglected and the surrounding has become a mess . Our village suffers from dust and mud along the road. The waste from tunnel work has been di sposed in the riverbeds which constitutes high risk of flood at time of heavy precipitation. Will you clean these? You should pay attention to those points. Moreover, you pay minimum wage to the workers which is not fair. We would like to have better wages . Sinan Yazgan: First of all, we use most of the excavation waste for road works. For the rest, w e use the areas determined by DSI. We cannot use any other places than that without permission . To overcome the dust problem, we water the roads as much as po ssible. As per the flood , as you know, this area, as a characteristic feature, has always been experiencing flood, before the project. After the flood last month, we repaired the roads; we placed culverts where necessary and cleaned up the accumulated mate rial. As per the wages, we recruit about 250 staff, much more than we need. Out of those 250, 150 are from your villages. We actually do not need that m uch workforce; however, in order to improve the economic conditions of locals, we bear the cost of exce ss employment. Locals: We are aware that during construction of such

21 projects there might be problems , of
projects there might be problems , of course. And, we have to bear with those. However, we would like those to be minimized. Sinan Yazgan: I would like to ask you if you benefit from this project or not? Locals: There are benefits in terms of employment, but, we would like our problems to be solved and damages to be minimized. Aşkın Atar: It is true that before the project riverbed was blocked at some points. I would like to mention something else. I am the dynamite guard of the project. I would like to highlight the accident I had yesterday. A piece of rock dropped on the conta iner I was in and I could have be en badly damaged or died. The security measures are not enough. Sinan Yazgan: We are taking the precautionary measure s to minimize the risks all along the project site. However, as you would also agree, there is always part of risk that is embed d ed in the construction work. We expropriated the land where such issues could state a problem. Locals: The promises given before have not been realised such as pebbling of the village roads. There were also trout breeding, they do not exist anymore . We could not even benefit from the tunnel waste. Sinan Yazgan: The promise aNout peNNling was given Ny the “ Province Administr

22 ation ” and it is actually their duty
ation ” and it is actually their duty. However, as MENERJİ we laid peNNles along the road s from the excavation waste, as you know. In order to reduce your disturbance, we maintain the roads as frequently as possible and we again use this waste . Very little of the excavation waste is disposed. Mustafa Kaya: O ur drinking water is cut and will be cut in future. Mehm et Karaca ( Bugato Construction) : We will maintain the system and you will have your drinking water without problems. (GTE note: By drinking water, the locals mean the springs leaking from the mountain. During the construction of the tunnel, the water sinks in the tunnel, thus , changes the direction. ) Ali Okusal: We would like our problems to be solved such as the rehabilitation of roads. Sinan Yazgan: We are doing our best to finish the construction as soon as possible. Unfortunately, because the land in t he region is very scarce our proximity to your village is also very close. Thus, we kindly ask for your patience during the construction. Once it is over, most of your problems will dis a p pear and we will start rehabilitating the roads and other rearrangeme nts. We just need time. Local: Will you evacuate the waste disposal area? Sinan Yazgan: We dispose

23 our excavation waste only at places obli
our excavation waste only at places obliged by the authorities. Thus, we cannot replace them. As I mentioned earlier, we use most of the excavation waste. Locals: How is the expropriation took place? Sinan Yazgan: Once we obtain the license for the project, we apply to EPDK (Electricity Market Regulating Authority) for expropriation. As these projects fall under the category of “common/national Nenefit”, E PDK expropriates the necessary land immediately. The value of land is determined by a group of authorities and local representatives. The company is not involved in the process . We receive the amount and the address to pay and we pay. Hseyin Esen (Head of Çamlık Village) : What kind of extras will be for us with regards to the project? Sinan Yazgan: We employ 150 people from your villages. And, during the operation we will prioritize locals for recruitment. We will carry out landscaping work and compensat e any damage we caused. For extras, I should reiterate that our first priority is to finish the construction as soon as possible. Because, most of your disturbance will be over. Please, give us time and we will do our best to meet your demands if they are feasible. Zeren Erik: Also, please try to distinguish between private interests and t

24 he problems you face regarding the proj
he problems you face regarding the project or common benefits . The priority should be minimizing or abolishing the disturbances you face vis - a - vis the project. Officer at the municipality: You do not have an EIA report. You prepare EIA reports yourself. We can stop this project if we would like as locals . Zeren Erik : Every project under 50 MW has to prepare a Project Introduction File in line with the EIA regulations. Thi s file is also called the pre - IEA report. For this project, it is prepared by a consultancy company. The file is assessed by Local Administration and they decide if this project needs EIA report or not. If they decide that the project needs to go through E IA procedure, then the company has to develop a much more detailed report. Within the judicial system or via organizing local movements, individuals can pursue their issues. And, in any case, you should always monitor these projects as citizens. Locals: O n the Aksu River, there will be seven regulators. We are worried that we will lose our river. Sinan Yazgan : Please, note that these projects have the government‟s support to meet the increasing energy need of Turkey. Turkey‟s energy supply has to grow aro und 6% each year and to government to meet sustain

25 development has to make investments. Bu
development has to make investments. But, because the investments are huge, it invites the private sector to increase the generation capacity. We are making this investment for the welfare of the nation an d we will return it back to the state after 49 years. Locals: Will the climate change? Zeren Erik: Large dam projects with significant reservoirs affect the surrounding climate. However, this is a run - of - river project with no storage capacity, thus the c limate would not be affected. Özkan Şahin : I think because the level of water will reduce, our climate will change and our agricultural activities will be impacted . How much life water will be released? Is it going to be enough? How many days the project will generate electricity? Zeren Erik: Talking about climatic change needs years of observation and as the lifewater is provided, there should not be a significant impact. The permits for these projects are given by the state authorities based on hydrolog ical and meteorological measures collected for decades. DSI determined the minimum flow as 10% to be released. This amount is for the maintenance of the ecosystem and the company should increase the released water depending on the needs of the users. Usual ly, this extra amount is agreed be

26 tween the villagers and the company.
tween the villagers and the company. Sinan Yazgan. The average generation hour/year is expected to be 3500. However, depending on the water, we might produce less or more. We will not produce when the water level is below our design flow rate anyways, especially during summer. And, we will release all the water at those times. Locals: We cannot sleep at night due to dynamiting? We would like you to regulate your work hours accordingly. Sinan Yazgan: Our working hours duri ng night is the same as the day . We carry out dynamiting within the permitted levels. Local : I have land of 40 ha. Due to rocks dropped on my land, I had difficulties with harvesting. I would like those to be cleaned. Sinan Yazgan: We will return your lan ds as they were. Please, come to our office later and we will identify these together. Mehmet Bey is aware of that and working towards finding a solution. Yunus B ey: I am against this project . The traffic is just flowing in front of my house. I am distur bed by the traffic, dust and mud. My 85 - year - old mum cannot sleep at night because of the truck traffic and dynamiting. I lost my peace. I will make official complain about this project and I am against it. I am also disturbed by the odour of waste water y ou charge i

27 n the riverbed. Sinan Yazgan: Please
n the riverbed. Sinan Yazgan: Please, give us some time. During the construction, such disturbances are inevitable, but, we will maintain the environment once the construction work is over. Please, bear with us. Minutes of other consultatio ns N/A ii. Assessment of all comments As there were several complaints regarding the project noted during the meeting, we asked the project owner to prepare a short report with relevant supporting evidence such as photos, permits...etc. The explanation bel ow includes statements from this report in addition to the comments provided at the meeting. Stakeholder comment Was comment taken into account (Yes/ No)? Explanation (Why? How?) Salaries are not fair vis - a - vis working hours N/A Currently, this project i s over - employed to improve the economic conditions of the locals as much as possible. We have employed around 240 people, out of which around 150 are from the villages around. Wages, starting from the minimum defined by law, range according to the qualific ation of the staff. Both morning and night shifts work for 10 hours, including 1 hour of lunch break . Essentium has three projects going on at the moment, however, it is difficult to make salary comparison among them as

28 the workers are paid by the sub - cont
the workers are paid by the sub - cont ractors. - Employment should be equally provided from each village. - The benefits from the project should not be for individuals, but, rather for the general benefit of the villages. Yes As the main construction site is in Gdl Village, it is the most ly - impacted one among all the villages. To be able to minimize the disturbance, we eventually have to pay special attention to Gdl Village. Having said that, contributions indicated below have been realised in the surrounding villages: - Maintenance of t he electricity lines. - Maintenance and refurbishment of the water system - Supply of construction materials to many locals to be used for construction houses. - Rehabilitation of roads after the flooding. - Food and animals supplied to the locals. - Maintenance an d refurbishment of the mosques and schools. - Construction of new roads to isolated locations and of passes. - Supply of machinery and equipment for several needs - Excavation waste is disposed along the road which causes mud problem. - Excavation waste is disp osed careless ly and damage the nature. - Excavation waste disposed along the riverbed increases the risk of flood. N/A We obtain t

29 he necessary permits from DSI to dispos
he necessary permits from DSI to dispose our waste at the selected points . 2 We do not and cannot sto re the waste anywhere we wo uld like. It is important to highlight that most of the excavation waste is utilized to maintain roads and for other construction purposes. It is difficult to avoid mud totally. To reduce the disturbance, we maintain the roads frequently. Our drinking w ater is cut. Yes We built new water depots for t he Gdl Village. 3 However, as the houses are apart from each other, not every household can benefit from them. We maintain the system case by case for individual complaints. - The traffic causes problems s uch as dust, noise and air pollution. - Our roads are damaged. We would like rehabilitation of our roads. - During the construction, landscaping is ignored and Yes As space is very scarce in the area, our main construction site is in Gudul Village. We are aware of your complaints and we try to minimize that. During the dry season, our vehicles water the roads frequently. 4 We maintain the roads to avoid mud and for our own 2 Please, see the permits obtained in Annex 6 of the SFR R eport in Turkish 3 Please see, the Figure 7 in Annex

30 4 of the SRF Report. . 4 Please see
4 of the SRF Report. . 4 Please see, Figure1 to Figure 5 in Annex 4 of the SRF Report. villages became messy. purposes . As a result of our work, we actually improved the qual ity of roads. 5 Once the construction is over, we will also carry out landscaping work including planting trees. To deal with the noise and air quality problems, we use new vehicles . The fish disappeared Yes There is no significant fish population in the river. However, it might be possible to carry ou t field studies to monitor the population once the construction over. Security measures should be strengthened (related to rocks posing risks) . Yes We take precautionary measures to minimize/ abolish the safety risks. A permanent “Health and Safety Expert” and “Site Doctor” are employed at site . Also, the workers are trained according to their qualifications and job descriptions. However, especially, during the dynamiting, to avoid such incidents, we do not let human and vehicle traffic at certain points. Dynamiting guards manage the human and vehicle traffic and keep them out of the risky areas. After the incident, those guards were equipped with walkie talkies and road blockings have been practiced mor e actively. M

31 oreover, rocks and earth posing risks a
oreover, rocks and earth posing risks are being cleared from the slopes. Incident: The incident took place during the night (dynamiting) shift on the headpool way. A rock fell down and hit the guard container. There is neither working ou tfit nor boots distributed to workers. N/A We provide our workers with the necessary outfit and safety equipment together with an “official declaration of lending” signed by each employee . 6 The dynamiting during the Yes Tunnel works, hence, dynamiting 5 Please see, Figure1 to Figure 5 in Annex 4 of the SRF Report. 6 For an example of the official record, please see A nnex 5 of the SFR Report. night causes disturbance by the village rs has been carried out only at night shifts between 19:00 and 06:00 in line with the memorandum on “ Remarks to Apply on Dynamiting at N ight” . 7 To reduce the level of disturbance, gel dynamites are deployed. We will hav e a measurement study carried out by experts and under the light of that study reduction measures will be identified and applied . The explosives are very expensive and it is of benefit to the sub - contractor to use optimum amount to reduce costs. How i

32 s th e e xpropriation carried out? Y
s th e e xpropriation carried out? Yes Once we obtain the license for the project, we apply to EPDK (Electricity Market Regulating Authority) for expropriation. As these projects fall under the category of “common/national Nenefit”, EPDK expropriates the necessa ry land immediately. The value of land is determined by a group of authorities and local representatives. The company is not involved in the process. We receive the amount and the address to pay and we pay. Do you have EIA report? N/A As this project is u nder 50 MW, according to the regulation, we have to prepare an pre - EIA report which goes under scrutiny by the local authorities. The projects have to prepare an EIA report if the authorities oblige it after assessing the pre - EIA report. Our project receiv ed “EIA Exemption” at this stage. On the Aksu River, there are 7 HEPP projects. We are worried about losing our water. Yes All projects obtain the necessary permits from DSI based on the hydrological and meteorological observations obtained for decades of monitoring . As long as the life water is supplied within the regulated amount , there should not be a problem. We will supply the life - water continuously foreseen in the regulations. - Will the clim

33 ate change? Yes - This project is a
ate change? Yes - This project is a run - of - river 7 Provided to the DOE with these documents. - How much water will be released? - How many ho urs will the facility work? project which does not have a significant storage capacity. Thus, climate change is not an issue as it is for large hydro projects with large reservoirs. - We will release the necessary amount to maintain the ecosystem as it is defined by the regulations. - The facility is expected to work around 3500 hours/year according to the optimization studies. However, depending on water, we might produce less or more. Please, not e that we will not generat e electricity during the dry season and release all the water . There are rocks and stones accumulated on my land. Will you clean these? Yes We will clean the land and return it as they were. Please, come to our office to identify which lands are affected. In fact, those lands are expropriated, but, still, we let the villagers to utilize them including collecting the harvest. We are disturbed by the odour from waste water discharged to the river. N/A We do not discharge our waste to the riverbed. We have installed chemical treatment facility for the w

34 aste from concrete production an d bio
aste from concrete production an d biological treatment facility for domestic waste water which are very ra re for such projects in Turkey. 8 iii. Revisit sustainability assessment Are you going to revisit the sustainable development assessment? Please note that this is necessary when there are indicators scored „negative‟ or if there are stakeholder comments that can‟t Ne mitigated Yes No The project owner has a positive attitude towards minimizing o r abolishing the problems faced by the locals. Some complaints are marked as “not applicaNle” which indicate either: - the complaint does not have a base and the company has already taken measures regarding it (i.e.; waste water di scharged into the river aft er going through biological treatment , work outfits are distributed to staff ), or, - it is not within the jurisdiction of the company to change it (i.e.; where the excavation waste should be stored ) . 8 Please see, Figure 6 for the photos of the Biological and Chemical Treatment Plants. The complaints which are taken into consideration will be integrated into the sustainability monitoring plan as elaborated below. iv. Summary of alterat

35 ions based on comments - Acousti
ions based on comments - Acoustic measurements will be carried out to identify the noise levels from the construction and dynamiting according to which mitigatio n measures will be identified. - Fish population might be monitored during the first years of the power plant in operation by experts . - During the dynamiting, human and vehicle traffic have been more actively managed and the communication between the staff h as been improved with walkie talkies. Also, rocks and earth posing threat will be removed at risky points. - Stones and rocks accumulated on lands will be cleared. - W ater has been supplied to households where water is cut due to tunnel works. SECTION D. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ASSESSMENT D. 1. Own sustainable development assessment i. „Do no harm‟ assessment Safeguarding principles Description of relevance to my project Assessment of my project risks breaching it (low/medium/high) Mitigat ion measure Human Rights 1 The Project respects internationally proclaimed human rights including dignity, cultural property and uniqueness of indigenous people. The Project is not complicity in Human Rights abuses. Not Relevant. Project activities are n ot expected to cause any human rig

36 hts abuse. Turkey has ratified Europea
hts abuse. Turkey has ratified European Convention on Human Right in 10/03/1954 9 . None No mitigation measure is required for this indicator. 2 The Project does not involve and is not complicit in involuntary resettlement. Not Relevant. Project does not involve any resettlement. None No mitigation measure is required for this indicator. 3 The Project does not involve and is not complicity in the alteration, damage or removal of any critical cultural heritage. Not Releva nt. No cultural heritage has been identified in the project site. None No mitigation measure is required for this indicator. Labour Standards 4 The Project respects the employees‟ freedom of association and their right to collective bargaining and is not complicit in restrictions of these freedoms and rights Not Relevant. Turkey has ratified ILO 87 and 98 conventions .All staff recruited are employed according to the national legislations. 10 None No mitigation measure is required for this indicator 5 T he Project does not involve and is not complicit in any form of forced or Not Relevant. Turkey has ratified ILO None No mitigation measure is 9 http://www.istanbul.gov.tr

37 /?pid=9218 (Accessed on 15/03/2010)
/?pid=9218 (Accessed on 15/03/2010) 10 http://www.ilo.org/public/turkish/region/eurpro/ankara/about/sozlesmeler.htm Safeguarding principles Description of relevance to my project Assessment of my project risks breaching it (low/medium/high) Mitigat ion measure compulsory labour. convention 29 and 105 on forced and compulsory labour 10 . required for this indicator 6 The Project does not employ and is not complicit in any form of child labour. Not Relevant. Turkey is a party of IPEC* since 1992 and ratified ILO convention 138 and 182. 10 None No mitigation measure is required for this indicator 7 The Project does not involve and is not complicit in any form of discrimination based on gender, Not Relevant. Turkey has ratified ILO convention 100 and 111 and discrimination based on g ender is illegal in Turkey. 10 None No mitigation measure is required for this indicator 8 The Project provides workers with a safe and healthy work environment and is not complicit in exposing workers to uns afe or unhealthy work environments Work Safety&Risk of accidents. Turkey has ratified ILO convention 155 about work safety and precautions. 10 Low All staff is trained according to their qualifications and d

38 escription of work. Environmental
escription of work. Environmental Protection 9 The Project takes a precautionary approach in regard to environmental challenges and is not complicity in practices contrary to the precautionary principle. This principle can be defined as : “ When an activi ty raises threats of harm to human health or the environment, precautionary measures should be taken even if some cause and effect relationships are not fully estaNlished scientifically.” Project does not produce any hazardous waste or involve plantation a nd host country has its own legislation. None No mitigation measure is required for this indicator. The project will comply with the relevant national regulations. 10 The Project does not involve and is not complicity in significant conversion or The project site is not protected nor proposed to be Low The project does not have a storage capacity, thus, the Safeguarding principles Description of relevance to my project Assessment of my project risks breaching it (low/medium/high) Mitigat ion measure deg radation of critical natural habitats, including those that are (a) legally protected, (b) officially proposed for protection, (c) identified by authoritative sources for their high conservation v

39 alue or (d) recognized as protected by
alue or (d) recognized as protected by traditional local com munities converted into a protected land. However, according to the Pre - EIA Report, the project site includes species that are classified a s “Protected” according to the Bern Agreement (Pre - EIA, page 61) ; some rare reptile and amphibian species (Pre - EIA, page 71 - 72) ; birds in the Red List (Pre - EIA, page 73 - 75) and vulnerable mammals (Pre - EIA, page 77). project will have a negative impact on the b iodiversity. Nevertheless, t he project will comply with the relevant national regulations. Anti - Corruption Turkey has ratified several conventions on bribery and corruption including OECD and UN conventions 11 . None No mitigation measure is required for thi s indicator ii. Sustainable development matrix Indicator Mitigation measure Relevance to achieving MDG Chosen parameter and explanation Preliminar y score Air quality No measure needed for NOx MDG Goal 7 A : Integrate the Parameter :SO 2 and NOx emission + 11 http://www.masak.gov.tr/en/LaunderingProceedsofCrime/Chronology.htm a

40 nd S O x. During construction, dust
nd S O x. During construction, dust problem due to increas ed traffic and excavation is temporarily inevitable. However, to minimize this problem, roads and the site will be irrigated regularl y . (Pre - EIA, page 13). principles of sustainable development into country policies and programm es and reverse the loss of environmental resources Indicator 7.3 : CO2 emissions, total, per capita and per $1 GDP (PPP) Emissions of SO2 and NOx will be reduced in parallel to CO2 due to avoiding fossil fuel combustion. P arameter: Dust Volume of water used to irrigate roads and the site . Baseline: Same amount of electricity supplied by the national grid. Water quality and quantity This is a run - of - river project and there is no significant storage involved. Ensuring th at minimum flow calculated according to the regulation will be released from the weir to protect a quatic life in the river course (Pre - EIA, page 15). Domestic w aste wat er will be treated in the biological treatment facility . 12 - Parameter: Amount of water released. Quantity of released water will be monitored continuously by DSI to ensure that minimum flow is achieved. Parameter: Domestic waste water treated Mai

41 ntenance records of the biological t
ntenance records of the biological treatment facility. Baseline: Project is not realized. 0 Soil condition Ensuring the protection of the top soil before the construction. (Pre - EIA, page 9) Disposal of excavation wastes appropriately according to the national regulation on - Parameter: Volume of top soil collected The top soil will be collected before the construction and deposited appropriately to be used during the restoration of the environment once the 0 12 Please see, Figure 6 in the Annex 4 of the SFR Report. excavation and construction waste . (Pre - EIA, page 10) Chemical waste from concrete production wil l be handled in the chemical treatment facility. 13 construction is completed . Parameter: Permits from the relevant authorities to deposit excavation waste . Baseline: Project is not realized. Other pollutants Noise from the machinery and dynamiting . Acoustic measurements will be carried out according to which mitiga tion measures will be identified. To minimize mud problem along the roads, maintenance work will be carried out as it is needed . - P arameter: dBA measured from construction work

42 s Parameter: dBA measured during da
s Parameter: dBA measured during day and night Parameter: Quality of road s before and after the project. Baseline: Project is not realized. 0 B iodiversity Integrating fish passage in weir design and releasing minimum flow continuously as per the regulations . (Pre - EIA, page 13 and 88 ) - Parameter: Number of fish Fish populat ion might be monitored for the first years of the power plant in operation by experts . Baseline: Project is not realized. 0 13 Please see, Figure 6 in the Annex 4 of the SRF Report . Quality of employment Staff will be trained for the positions created during construction& operation phases. All Heath an d Safety measurements will be applied according to local regulations. MDG Target 1.A: Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than one dollar a day MDG Target 1.B: Achieve full and productive employment and decent wor k for all, including women and young people Parameter: Number of certificates issued/trainings provided. Baseline: Project is not realized. + Livelihood of the poor No mitigation action is required since

43 local people depending on their qua
local people depending on their qualificati ons will naturally have the priority in recruitment process due to logistic purposes also. MDG Target 1.A: Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose incom e is less than one dollar a day and 1.B : Achieve full and productive employment an d decent work for all, including women and young people) , 1.4 (1.4 Growth rate of GDP per person employed) Parameter: Number of locally recruited staff in the power plant. Project will increase income of local people compared to baseline scenario through l ocally recruited staff and supply of plant needs from region. Baseline: Project is not realized. + Access to affordable and clean energy services No mitigation action is required for this indicator. - Parameter: Fossil fuel replaced Project will dec rease dependency on import fossil fuels (natural gas, coal and petroleum) compared to baseline scenario Baseline: Same amount of energy is supplied by the national grid. + Human and institutional capacity No mitigation measure is required for this parameter. - Parameter: Number of people participating stakeholder meetings. Project will contribute increasing aw

44 areness about environmental issues of
areness about environmental issues of the local people through stakeholder consultation process. Baseline: Project is not realized . 0 Quantitative employment and income generation Mitigation measure is not required for this indicator. MDG target 1.B : Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people. Indicators: 1.4 . Growth rate of GDP per person employed 1.5 Employment - to - population ratio 1.6 Proportion of employed people living below $1 (PPP) per day 1.7 Proportion of own - account and contributing family workers in total employment Parameter: Payment made to staff. Project will create ne w job opportunities compared to baseline scenario. Baseline: Project is not realized + Balance of payments and investment Mitigation measure is not required for this indicator. MDG Target 8.D (Deal comprehensively with the debt problems of developing countries through national and international measures in order to make debt sustainable in the long term ) Parameter: Currency saving due to avoided fuel import. Project will contribute in replacing fossil fuel import for electricity generation and resul t in net foreign cur

45 rency saving. Baseline: Turkey inc
rency saving. Baseline: Turkey increasingly continues to import 0 fossil fuel. Technology transfer and technological self - reliance Mitigation measure is not required for this indicator. MDG target 8.F : In cooperation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications. Parameter: Expenditures for equipments Project will contribute in technology transfer to Turkey and have limited impact on development of local suppliers a nd know - how in the country . Baseline: Project is not realized 0 D. 2. Stakeholders Blind sustainable development matrix Indicator Mitigation measure Relevance to achieving MDG Chosen parameter and explanation Preliminary score Air quality No measure needed for NOx and SOx. During construction, dust problem due to increased traffic and excavation is temporarily inevitable. However, to minimize this problem, roads and the site will be irrigated regularly and the load on trucks will be covered ( Pre - EIA, page 13). MDG Goal 7A: Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes and reverse the loss of environmental resources Indic

46 ator 7.3: CO2 emissions, total, per ca
ator 7.3: CO2 emissions, total, per capita and per $1 GDP (PPP) Parameter :SO 2 and NOx emission Emissions of SO 2 and NOx will be reduced in parallel to CO 2 due to avoiding fossil fuel combustion. Parameter: Dust Volume of water used to irrigate roads and the site. Baseline: Same amount of electricity supplied by the national grid. 0 Water quality and quantity This is a run - of - river project and there is no significant storage - Parameter: Amount of water released. Quantity of released water - involved. Ensuring that minimum flow calculated according to the regulation will be released from the weir to protect a quatic life in the river course (Pre - E IA, page 15). Domestic waste water will be treated in the biological treatment facility . 14 will be monitored continuously by DSI to ensure that minimum flow is achieved. Parameter: Domest ic waste water produced and treated Maintenance records of the biological treatment facility. Baseline: Project is not realized. Soil condition Ensuring the protection of the top soil before the construction. (Pre - EIA, page 9) Disposal of excavation wastes appropriately according to the national regulation on exc

47 avation and construction waste . (Pr
avation and construction waste . (Pre - EIA, page 10) Chemical waste will be handled in the chemical treatment facility. 15 - Parameter: Volume of top soil collected The top soil will be collecte d before the construction and deposited appropriately to be used during the restoration of the environment once the construction is completed. Parameter: Permits from the relevant authorities to deposit 0 14 Please see, Figure 6 in the Annex 4 of the SFR Report. 15 Please see, Figure 6 in the Annex 4 of the SRF Report. excavation waste. Baseline: Project is not realize d. Other pollutants Noise from the machinery and dynamiting . Acoustic measurements will be carried out according to which mitigation measures will be identified. To minimize mud problem along the roads, maintenance work will be carried out frequently. - P arameter: dBA measured from construction works Parameter: dBA measured during day and night Parameter: Quality of roads before and after the project. Baseline: Project is not realized. - B iodiversity Integrating fish passage in weir design and re leasing minimum flow continuously. (Pre - EIA, pag

48 e 13 and 88) - Parameter: Number
e 13 and 88) - Parameter: Number of fish Fish population will be monitored for the first 2 years of the power plant in operation. Parameter: Number of affected species. Some plants may be affected during co nstruction which will be replanted after construction is completed. - Baseline: Project is not realized. Quality of employment Staff will be trained for the positions created during construction& operation phases. All Heath and Safety measurements will be applied according to local regulations. MDG Target 1.A: Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than one dollar a day MDG Target 1.B: Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people Parameter: Number of certificates issued/trainings provided. Baseline: Project is not realized. 0 Livelihood of the poor No mitigation action is required since local people will naturally have priority in recruitment process due to logi stic purposes also. MDG Target 1.A: Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than one dollar a day and 1.B :Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, includ

49 ing women and young people) , 1.4 (1.4
ing women and young people) , 1.4 (1.4 Grow th rate of GDP per person employed) Parameter: Number of locally recruited staff in the power plant. Project will increase income of local people compared to baseline scenario through locally recruited staff and supply of plant needs from region. Baselin e: Project is not realized. + Access to affordable and clean energy services No mitigation action is required for this indicator. - Parameter: Fossil fuel replaced Project will decrease dependency on import fossil fuels (natural gas, coal and petroleum) c ompared to baseline + scenario Baseline: Same amount of energy is supplied by the national grid. Human and institutional capacity No mitigation measure is required for this parameter. - Parameter: Number of people participating stakeholder meetings. Proj ect will contribute increasing awareness about environmental issues of the local people through stakeholder consultation process. Baseline: Project is not realized . 0 Quantitative employment and income generation Mitigation measure is not required for th is indicator. MDG target 1.B: Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young

50 people. Indicators: 1.4. Growth ra
people. Indicators: 1.4. Growth rate of GDP per person employed 1.5 Employment - to - population ratio 1.6 Proportion of employed people li ving below $1 (PPP) per day 1.7 Proportion of own - account and contributing family workers in total Parameter: Payment made to staff. Project will create new job opportunities compared to baseline scenario. Baseline: Project is not realized 0 employment Balance of payments and investment Mitigation measure is not required for this indicator. MDG Target 8.D (Deal comprehensively with the debt problems of developing countries through national and international measures in order to make debt sustainable in the long term ) Parameter: Currency saving due to avoided fuel import. Project will contribute in replacing fossil fuel import for electricity generation and result in net foreign currency saving. Baseline: Turkey increasingly continues to import fossil fuel. + Technology transfer and technological self - reliance Mitigation measure is not required for this indicator. MDG target 8.F: In cooperation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technologies, especially information and communi cations. Parameter: E

51 xpenditures for equipments Project wi
xpenditures for equipments Project will contribute in technology transfer to Turkey and have limited impact on development of local suppliers and know - how in the country . Baseline: Project is not realized + Comments provided in t he “Minutes” section. As the project site is very close to residential areas (the closest household is 50 m. to the site), the changes that the surrounding goes under due to the construction are experienced and observed by the locals very closely. It is important to highlight that there are two more hydropower projects very close to YUCE HEPP and have overlapping impact areas. Thus, the villagers feel some of the cumulative impacts of these projects also . Nevertheless, the close proximity between the hou seholds and the construction area is the main reason for the differences between the sustainable development matrix and the sustainability blind test. D. 3. Consolidated sustainable development matrix Indicator Mitigation measure Relevance to achiev ing MDG Chosen parameter and explanation Preliminary score Air quality No measure needed for NOx and SOx. During construction, dust problem due to increased traffic and excavation is temporarily inevitable. However,

52 to minimize this problem, roads and
to minimize this problem, roads and the site will be irrigated regularly and the load on trucks will be covered (Pre - EIA, page 13). MDG Goal 7A: Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes and reverse the loss of environmental resources Indicat or 7.3: CO2 emissions, total, per capita and per $1 GDP (PPP) Parameter :SO 2 and NOx emission Emissions of SO 2 and NOx will be reduced in parallel to CO 2 due to avoiding fossil fuel combustion. Parameter: Dust Volume of water used to irrigate roads and t he site. Baseline: Same amount of electricity supplied by the national grid. + Water quality and quantity This is a run - of - river project and there is no significant storage involved. Ensuring that minimum flow calculated according to the regu lation will be released from the weir to protect a quatic life in the river course (Pre - EIA, page 15). - Parameter: Amount of water released. Quantity of released water will be m onitored continuously by DSI to ensure that minimum flow is achieved. 0 Domestic waste water will be treated in the biological treatment facility . 16 Parameter: Domestic waste water produced a

53 nd treated Maintenance records of t
nd treated Maintenance records of the biological treatment facility. Baseline: Project is not realized. Soil condition Ensuring the protect ion of the top soil before the construction. (Pre - EIA, page 9) Disposal of excavation wastes appropriately according to the national regulation on excavation and construction waste . (Pre - EIA, page 10) Chemical waste will be handled in the chemical treatm ent facility. 17 - Parameter: Volume of top soil collected The top soil will be collected before the construction and deposited appropriately to be used during the restoration of the environment once the construction is completed. Parameter: Permits from the relevant authorities to deposit excavation waste. Baseline: 0 16 Please see, Figure 6 in the Annex 4 of the SFR Report. 17 Please see, Figure 6 in the Annex 4 of the SRF Report. Project is not realized. Other pollutants Noise from the machinery and dynamiting . Acoustic measurements will be carried out according to which mitigation measures will be identified. To minimize mud problem along the roads, maintenance work will be carried out frequently. - P arameter:

54 dBA measured from construction works
dBA measured from construction works Parameter: dBA measured during day and night Parameter: Quality of roads before and after the project. Baselin e: Project is not realized. 0 B iodiversity Integrating fish passage in weir design and releasing minimum flow continuously. (Pre - EIA, page 13 and 88) - Parameter: Number of fish Fish population will be monitored for the first 2 years of the power plant i n operation. Parameter: Number of affected species. Some plants may be affected during construction which will be replanted after construction is completed. 0 Baseline: Project is not realized. Quality of employment Staff will be trained for the positions created during construction& operation phases. All Heath and Safety measurements will be applied according to local regulations. MDG Target 1.A: Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than one dollar a day MDG Target 1.B: Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people Parameter: Number of certificates issued/training s provided. Baseline: Project is not realized. 0 Livelihood of the poor No

55 mitigat ion action is required since
mitigat ion action is required since local people will naturally have priority in recruitment process due to logistic purposes also. MDG Target 1.A: Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than one dollar a day and 1.B :Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people) , 1.4 (1.4 Growth rate of GDP per person employed) Parameter: Number of locally recruited staff in the power plant. Project will increase income of local people compa red to baseline scenario through locally recruited staff and supply of plant needs from region. Baseline: Project is not realized. + Access to affordable and clean energy services No mitigation action is required for this indicator. - Parameter: Fossil fuel replaced Project will decrease dependency on import fossil fuels (natural gas, coal and petroleum) compared to baseline scenario Baseline: Same amount of energy is supplied by the national grid. + Human and institutional capacity No mitigation measure is required for this parameter. - Parameter: Number of people participating stakeholder meetings. Project will contribute incre

56 asing awareness about environmental
asing awareness about environmental issues of the local people through stakeholder consultation process. Base line: Project is not realized . 0 Quantitative employment and income generation Mitigation measure is not required for this indicator. MDG target 1.B: Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people . Indicators: 1.4. Growth rate of GDP per person employed 1.5 Employment - to - population ratio 1.6 Proportion of employed people living below $1 (PPP) per day 1.7 Parameter: Pa yment made to staff. Project will create new job opportunities compared to baseline scenario. Baseline: Project is not realized + Proportion of own - account and contributing family workers in total employment Balance of payments and investment Mitigation measure is not required for this indicator. MDG Target 8.D (Deal co mprehensively with the debt problems of developing countries through national and international measures in order to make debt sustainable in the long term ) Parameter: Currency saving due to avoided fuel import. Project will contribute in replacing fossi l fuel import for electricity gene

57 ration and result in net foreign curr
ration and result in net foreign currency saving. Baseline: Turkey increasingly continues to import fossil fuel. 0 Technology transfer and technological self - reliance Mitigation measure is not required for this indicator . MDG target 8.F: In cooperation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications. Parameter: Expenditures for equipments Project will contribute in technology transfer to Turkey and have limited impact on development of local suppliers and know - how in the country . Baseline: Project is not realized 0 Justification choices, data source and provision of references A justification paragraph and reference source is required for each indicat or, regardless of score Air quality To generate electr icity by hydro power will avoid the amount of CO2 , NOx and SOx released to the air in Turkey if the same amout of elec tricity was provided by the grid . (TEIAS – Turkish Electricity Transmission Corp - Electricity Capacity Projection Report (2008 - 2017) http://www.teias.gov.tr/projeksiyon/CAPACITY%20PROJ ECTION%202008 - 2017.pdf Water quality and quantity Minimum flow w ill be released to river as per the regulati

58 ons. The project does not have a signif
ons. The project does not have a significant reservoir, hence, no change in water quality is expected. After the utilization, water will be released into the riverbed again. (Project Introduction File, page 11) Soil condition No negative or significantly positive impact of project is identified. Excavation and domestic waste, and other construction will be disposed according to regulation . (Project Introduction File, page, 9 - 11) Other pollutants Level of noise will be measured and mitigation solutions will be identified accordingly. (Project Introduction File, Annex 13, Acoustic Report) B iodiversity Project site is not a protected land. Nevertheless, a ll measurements will be applied according to local regulat ions . (Project Introduction File, page, 88) Quality of employment Project activities will create many direct and indirect opportunities both locally and nationally. The positions will be for both skilled and unskilled labor and provide alternative empl oyment opportunities for those who work on agricultural sector. Recruited staff will be trained and certified according to local regulations. (Number of certificates produced by the project provided by the Project Owner .) Livelihood of the poor Income o f local people

59 from project activities will increase a
from project activities will increase as a result of project. Non agricultural unemployment reaches 5% for the region. (Source: District Development Index, page 157 State Planning Organization) Access to affordable and clean energy service s The project will help meet national energy demand and enable diversification in the energy supply. (Source: http://www.epdk.org.tr/yayin_rapor/elektrik/yayin_rapor.ht m EMRA/EPDK – Turkish Electricity Market Regulatory Authority Reports) Human and institutional capacity Project will increase human and institutional capacity of the workers and local community in terms of awareness about environmental issues. However the impact will be limited. Therefore, the indicator was scored as neutral. Quantitative employment and income generation During the construction and operation phases, recruitment will be conducted among the local workforce. ( Project owner provides necessary documents .) Balance of payments and investment Turkey is heavily dependent on import fossil fuel for electricity generation. Hydropower projects will help to decrease the dependency of fuel import and result in net foreign currency saving and energy security. Howe ver, the impact of the project per se will be small, thus, it is

60 scored as neutral. (TEIAS – T
scored as neutral. (TEIAS – Turkish Electricity Transmission Corp - Electricity Capacity Projection Report (2008 - 2017) http://www.teias.gov.tr/projeksiyon/CAPACITY%20PROJ ECTION%202008 - 2017.pdf ) Technology transfer and technological self - reliance Project will assi st in transfer of new technologies to Turkey. However, hydropower technologies are not breakt hrough applications for Turkey. Thus, it is scored as neutral. (Source: Technical Brochures sourced by equipment suppliers.) SECTION E. DISCUSSION ON SUSTAINABILITY MONITORING PLAN During the meeting, certain topics were stressed by the locals. These were: - Storage of the excavation waste - Interrupted spring water - Security measures - Fish population - Noise caused by dynamiting at night With the exception of the first remark (as the waste is disposed at the permitted areas by the DSI already), those disturbances will be solved by the project owner as elaborated above. W ater will be supplied to the households affected by the tunnel work and lost access to the spring water. Security measures regarding rocks falling have already been taken and clearance work will be held. Fish population will be measured during the first years of the operation cons

61 ulting the experts. Regarding the dynam
ulting the experts. Regarding the dynamiting, the project owner will have a measurement study carried out and work towards the mitigat ion options based on the results. SECTION F. DESCR I PTION OF THE DESIGN OF THE STAKEHOLDER FEEDBACK ROUND As YUCE HEPP is a retroactive project, the meeting held on 26/11/2010 was the Stakeholder Feedback Round. Nevertheless, in line with the Gol d Standard rules the project will be made publicly available for 60 days and will be open for any comments. Annex 1. Or iginal Par ticipating L ist Gold Standard Local Stakeholder Consultation Report Annex 2. Original Feedback Forms Annex 3. Special Guidance for Run - off River Type HEPP Projects Management Domain Minimum Flow Goal is a dynamic flow regime, which qualitatively simulates the natural hydrological regime Project is designed to include minimum flow of 10% of the average flow to simulate natural regime. Preliminary EIA/P - 13 Minimum flow which guarantees habitat quality a nd prevents critical oxygen and chemic

62 al concentrations Minimum 10% of avera
al concentrations Minimum 10% of average flow of water will be released for the section between the weir and the HEPP. This minimum flow will guarantee habitat quality and prevent critical oxygen and chemical properties. Preliminary EIA/P - 13 No disconnection of lateral rivers There is no disconnection of lateral rivers in the project. Minimum water depth for fish migration during critical periods 10% of the average flow of water will always be released from the weir. Preliminary EIA/ P - 13 Lateral and vertical connectivity (flood plains and groundwater) shall not be substantially disturbed There will be no disconnection of lateral rivers. Project is a small run - off river project and it does not have a storage volume to disturb the underground waters, besides no ground water has been identified within the borderline of the project area. Preliminary EIA/ P - 4 - 5 - 88 Provides sufficient transport capacity for sediments Gravel pass will be built to let the sediments pass through their weir. Preliminary EIA/P - 4 - 5 Landscape compartments shall not be destroyed Since the Project does not have a dam but a small weir to regulate the water , landscape compartments and flood plain ecosystems will not be

63 endangered. Flood plain eco
endangered. Flood plain ecosystems shall not be endangered Since the Project does not have a dam but a weir, landscape compartments and flood plain ecosystems will not be endangered. Conservation of locally adapted species and ecosystems Since, the project does not involve a reservoir and is composed of a system of tunnel, i t will have a significant impact on the flora and fauna. Hydropeaking Rate of change of water level should Since the project has a weir to not impair fish and benthic populations regulate the water, project will not have significant impact on rate of water level. Fea sibility Study, Chapter 4, P - 9 Reduction in water level should not lead to drying of the watercourse . A minimum flow will be maintained in the Project even in dry seasons. Preliminary EIA/ P - 13 Protective measures if flood plain ecosystems are impaired. The project is run - off - river type and is not expected to have an impact on flood plain ecosystem. No isolation of fish and benthic organisms when water level decreases The weir will prevent the isolation of fish and organisms by providing a steady minimal flow, even when water level decreases No impairment of spawning habitat for fish

64 The weir will n ot affect the spawnin
The weir will n ot affect the spawning habitat for fish. The fish passage and minimum flow will ensure protection of spawning habitat. Reservoir management Are there feasible alternatives to reservoir flushing? Since the project is a run - off - river power plant, it does not feature any storage volume. Unlike the dam reservoirs, a reservoir operation policy cannot be applied to this Project. Changes in reservoir levels should not impair lateral ecosystems (flood plains, river shores, …) Since the project is a run - off - riv er power plant, it does not feature any storage volume. Connectivity with lateral rivers should not be impaired There is no intervention in the connection with lateral rivers. Sediment accumulation areas should be used as valuable habitats, where feasible. No significant ac cumulation was observed during the Pre - EIA studies . Accumulated sediment will be discharged through sediment passages. Preliminary EIA/ P - 88 Special protection of flood plain ecosystems if they are impaired The project is not expected to have an impact on flood plain ecosystem. Sediment management Sediments have to pass through the power plant. Since, there is no reservoir; sediment passage is not considered to be a significant

65 problem. The sediments will be let ou
problem. The sediments will be let out through the gravel pass. No erosion and no accumulation in the riverbed below storage dams and water intakes because of a deficit in sediments. Since the project is a run - off river power plant, it does not feature any storage volume. Sediment transport should sustain morphological structures, which are typical for the river. Project will have a sediment passage to enable accumulation in the river bed. Preliminary EIA/ P - 88 No accumulation of sediments below dams Since the project is a run - off river power plant, it does not feature any storage volume. The possible sediments will be let through the gravel pass. Riverine habitats have to be established The project will ensure the minimum flow as per the regulations. As the project does not have storage capacity, the riverine habitats will not be disturbed. Power plant design Protection of animals against injury and death stemmi ng from power plant operations (turbines, canals, water intakes, …) Necessary precautions will be taken in the power plant to prevent injury to animals during operation. Free fish migration upwards and downwards (as far as technologically feasible) There will be a fish passage to enable fish migration. Soci

66 al impacts Cultural landscapes Cultu
al impacts Cultural landscapes Cultural Landscapes will not be affected by the project activity. Human heritage (including protection of special ethnic groups) There will not be any social impact on human heritage and way of life since the power plant will not be on any settlement territory. It will help the locals by providing additional employment. Preservation of lifestyles Due to the fact that the construction site is very close to settlements. There is a certain level of disturbance in the daily life. The project owner is trying to minimize those. Please, see the “Do No Harm” assessment. Empowerment of local stakeholders in the decision - making process (about mitigation and compensation of so cial impacts) Local stakeholders will be able to express their views about social impacts at stakeholders meetings whereby the project owners would take the proper mitigation measures. Resettlement of local population under similar or better living condi tions (than prior to the project) There will not be any resettlement due to project activities. Build additional social infrastructure, sufficient to cope with population increase (due to migration induced by the project) The project will not induce any migration. Water quality and

67 fishing losses Minimum volume of water
fishing losses Minimum volume of water affecting downstream riverside population defined by law will be released continuously. . Besides, the weir will provide fishing opportunities for the local stakeholders as well as downstream population. Annex 4. C ontributions of the project owner to minimize disturbance to the locals 1. During the Stakehoder Feedback Round, the locals stated that their roads were damaged and due to the increased traffic they have been suffering from dust during dry days. The project owner is aware of the problem . T he limited geographic space in the region resulted in close proximity between the projec t site and residential area constitutes a barrier to remove the disturbances during the construction phase totally. However, the Project O wner has been working to reduce those as much as possible via maintaining/ improving ( Figure 1 ) and watering roads on dry days ( Figure 2) as frequently as possible. The project owner also builds new roads to increase the accessibility of locals living in isolated locations (Figure 3). Moreover, after the flood disaster on 16/0 6/2010, the Project Owner rebuilt the village overpass

68 es in a better way with culverts ( Figu
es in a better way with culverts ( Figure and Figure 5 ). Figure 1 . Roads are maintained and improved frequently. Figure 2 . Roads are watered with sprinklers on dry days. Figure 3. New roads built to improve a ccess to isolate d locations 2. The Project Owner has installed Chemical and Biological Treatment Facilities to treat both the construction and domestic waste water ( Figure ). The records of the municipal sewage truck s which collect the domestic waste water can be seen as Annex 7 . Figure 6 . Chemical Treatment Plant of the concrete production facility (on the left) and the biological treatment facility for domestic waste water (on the right). Figure 4 . Overpasses are rebuilt and improved Figure 5 . Overpasses are rebuilt and improved 3. The project owner constructed 2 new water depots for Gdl Village to solve the problem of water cuts. Figure 7 . New water depots built to provide running water to Gdl Village Annex 5. Example of a record taken whilst delivering working outfit to the workers Annex 6. P ermit that specifies where to d eposit the excavation wa

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