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Ammonia storage tank at Mormugao Port Trust

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I have seeked the info under RTI towards ammonia storage tank present in the vicinity and under the security of Mormugao Port Trust Goa.

Information seeked is :

1.the integrity of ammonia tank by systematic inspection program

2.structural integrity of tank and it's operation

3.date of inspection of tank and years since last inspection.

4. Maximum inspection interval required.

Now here following all authorities have been failed to reply the information, transferring the application to other authority,

1.office of the collector and district magistrate

2.PESO

3. Bureo of Indian standard

4.Goa State pollution control Board

5.inspectorate of factories and boilers

This authority has replied the info is not in their record.

6.Mormugao Port authority said they don't have the information.

 

Sir, please assist me in above matter since its an hazourdus material stored and transported to zuari factory since from 2000 year and all are failed to provide the requested information..

 

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Sunil Ahya

Section 11 is a procedural section which lays down the procedure for cases where an information pertains to a third party.

However, information cannot be denied u/s. 11 of the RTI Act, because as per section 7(1) information can only be denied either u/s. 8 or 9 of the Act. 

Firstly the information that you have sought is not a third party information and secondly even if it were to be a third party information it could have been denied only section 8 and 9 of the Act.

Please find section 7(1) quoted below:

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7. (1) Subject to the proviso to sub-section (2) of section 5 or the proviso to sub-section (3) of section 6, the Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer, as the case may be, on receipt of a request undersection 6 shall, as expeditiously as possible, and in any case within thirty days of the receipt of the request, either provide the information on payment of such fee as may be prescribed or reject the request for any of the reasons specified in sections 8 and 9:

Provided that where the information sought for concerns the life or liberty of a person, the same shall be provided within forty-eight hours of the receipt of the request.

 

 

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damodard29

The owner of the storage tank is Zuari Agro chemicals Ltd..

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Prasad GLN

It is left to Mormugao Port Trust Goa. to obtain such licenses/approvals/permissions from competent authorities who deal the matter separately.  Safety of Boilers is that of Factories and Boilers, pollution part is that of Pollution Board etc.

Now, you can simply file RTI Application and seek certified copies of such permission/license/ inspection report from all the depts., on record with port trust.  You can also seek information as to whether MPT applied for such permissions.

At the same time, go for the first appeal to MPT and state that PIO has not provided correct and complete information and that those depts., issue license/permission only on submission of such request from MPT and seek reports submitted to those authorities must be available in the file even before the license is granted.  As PIO is a misleading applicant

Who ever is the owner, they have to submit such certificates as units are functioning in MPT and it is the responsibility of MPT to take all precautions for safety of the port.

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damodard29

Sir, MPT has rejected the information under section 11 of the RTI act saying third party have , FAA is also said PIO answered good, Now matter is pending before CIC, and operation of the ammonia storage tank is active, what can be done in this cases..

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damodard29

Sir, please help me with the section wise nice complaint draft and also see which authority to approach Now,

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Prasad GLN

Please go through replies and file RTI Application seeking information from every authority and enclose the copy of MPT letter of forwarding.

This information is concerned with larger public interest and can not be denied.

When the information is with two parties ex MPT and other depts, if appeal is pending with one dept., specifically state larger public interest and seek information from the second authority that has given the license and seek all such papers.  In the Heading itself mention

Application seeking information under RTI Act for larger public interest.

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Prasad GLN

A request to members:  Please do not immediately jump into conclusions on receiving a reply, and always wait for a reasonable time, till experts or moderators respond, and then consider taking further action on the basis of all such replies.

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damodard29

I have filed this application now with municipality

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On 1/26/2019 at 10:20 PM, Prasad GLN said:

It is left to Mormugao Port Trust Goa. to obtain such licenses/approvals/permissions from competent authorities who deal the matter separately.  Safety of Boilers is that of Factories and Boilers, pollution part is that of Pollution Board etc.

Now, you can simply file RTI Application and seek certified copies of such permission/license/ inspection report from all the depts., on record with port trust.  You can also seek information as to whether MPT applied for such permissions.

At the same time, go for the first appeal to MPT and state that PIO has not provided correct and complete information and that those depts., issue license/permission only on submission of such request from MPT and seek reports submitted to those authorities must be available in the file even before the license is granted.  As PIO is a misleading applicant

Who ever is the owner, they have to submit such certificates as units are functioning in MPT and it is the responsibility of MPT to take all precautions for safety of the port.

CIC has passed the order on 8/5/2020 to allow me for file inspection regards to all the safety information for ammonia storage tank and directed Mormugao Port Trust to help with the all documents at free Of cost with in 30 days!

 I have also instructions from CIC that I can take any one person from my side during the time of file inspection!

THANK YOU RTI INDIA FOR ALL ASSISTANCE AND SUPPORT!

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Prasad GLN

Please upload CIC decision and post the story as success story.  After terrific gas leakage at Vizag, these kind of Larger public interest applications brings into light the deficiencies of the units much early.  You are a lay man, and you should be accompanied by an expert of some voluntary organisation and the report you submit to them MPT may bring several safety violations .  Search on line for such expert in any voluntary organisation.

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