Summary of Meeting Held January 8, 2019
The Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board (“Board”) convened its regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m. on December 11, 2018, at the offices of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, in Jackson. James Hoffmann chaired the meeting.
The Board approved minutes from the August meeting and the non-controversial actions/ certifications completed by the staff since the August meeting.
Following a prepared agenda, items considered were as follows:
OFFICE OF GEOLOGY
Ron Porter (MDEQ Office of Geology, Mining and Reclamation) presented the MDEQ Staff’s recommendations and Board approved the following:
Surface Mining Bond Releases
|A&A Excavating Contractor, Inc.||Madison||P92-087||Final 10%|
|Bald Hill, LLC||Madison||PO4-033A||Initial 50%|
|Central Asphalt Company, Inc.||Adams||P17-005||Initial 40%|
|Ronnie Jones Construction, Inc.||Lowndes||P08-007||Initial 10%|
|T.L. Wallace Construction, Inc.||Greene||P15-018||Additional 10%|
|TCB Construction Company, Inc.||Harrison||P03-046||Final 20%|
|Tanner Construction Co., Inc.||Lawrence||P07-005A||No release|
|Tanner Construction Co., Inc.||Perry||P08-019A||Additional 15%|
|Tanner Construction Co., Inc.||DeSoto||P13-021T||Additional 80%|
|Tanner Construction Co., Inc.||DeSoto||P17-009||Initial 70%|
Mr. Roy Furrh, MDEQ Legal Counsel reminded the Permit Board members that they need to complete their annual compliance forms and statement of economic interest forms.
Mr. Furrh reported that an Evidentiary Hearing has been requested regarding the D and E Construction Company Inc. Reissuance and Modification of Coverage under the Mining Storm Water General Permit No. MSR320485, and Surface Mining Permit Modification with Acreage Permit No. P95-071 approved by the Board during the December meeting. The Evidentiary Hearing will probably be after the March or May Permit Board hearings.
Mr. Furrh reminded the Board that the Le Poultry Evidentiary Hearing is scheduled to be heard after the Board’s April 9, 2019 meeting.
Lastly, Mr. Furrh reported to the Board that the Concerned Citizens who previously requested that the issuance of a water quality certification and storm water coverage to Renaissance at Colony Park – Phase III (Costco) be revoked have filed suit with the Madison County Chancery Clerk.
The next Permit Board meeting will be held on February 12, 2019, at 9 a.m.
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