Summary of Meeting Held May 12, 2020
The Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board (“Board”) convened at 9:00 a.m. on May 12, 2020. This meeting was held through a telephone and Zoom conference call and the public was invited to listen to the deliberations of the Board. The Board first approved minutes from the previous meeting held on April 14, 2020 and the non-controversial actions/ certifications completed by the staff since the March meeting. Then, following a prepared agenda, the Board considered items 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 Application
|Baker Ready Mix & Construction, LLC||Winston||A2038|
James Matheney (MDEQ Office of Geology, Mining and Reclamation) presented the MDEQ staff’s recommendations and Board approved the following:
Surface Mining Bond Releases
|J. J FERGUNSON SAND & GRAVEL||CARROLL||P98-027||No Release|
|JOE MCGEE CONSTRUCTION CO||RANKIN||P14-021||Final 10%|
|JOE MCGEE CONSTRUCTION CO||RANKIN||P15-001||Final 10%|
|MAGCO, INC||JASPER||P13-007||No Release|
|ODDEE SMITH CONSTRIUCTION, INC||LINCOLN||P02-066AAA||Initial 35%|
|W.S. JORDAN & SONS SAND & GRAVEL, INC||DESOTO||P87-005||Initial 90%|
|W.S. JORDAN & SONS SAND & GRAVEL, INC||DESOTO||P92-001||Final 60%|
|W.S. JORDAN & SONS SAND & GRAVEL, INC||DESOTO||P96-026||Final 20%|
|W.S. JORDAN & SONS SAND & GRAVEL, INC||DESOTO||P99-045||Initial 90%|
|ALL SOUTH CONSTRUCTION||NESHOBA||P99-071A||Final 80%|
OFFICE OF POLLUTION CONTROL
WASTE DIVISION – SOLID WASTE PERMITTING BRANCH
Quad County Environmental Solutions, LLC (Quad County Landfill), Marshall County, Modification of Solid Waste Mgmt. Permit SW0470010580
MDEQ staff presented to the Board and recommended approval the above-referenced Application. Staff described the Quad County Landfill projects and discussed the dates of various public notices and hearings, reporting that the no public comments were received at the hearing. After answering some brief questions from the Board, MDEQ staff recommended issuance of the Permit and the Board approved.
Roy Furrh, MDEQ Legal Counsel, informed the Board members that the evidentiary hearing regarding Mississippi State Port Authority – North Port Property in Harrison County, scheduled for May 12, 2020, has been postponed and will be rescheduled.
Mr. Furrh also reminded the Permit Board officer elections will be held during the June meeting.
The next Permit Board meeting will be held on June 9, 2020, at 9 a.m.
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