Summary of Meeting Held February 25, 2021
Prepared By Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC
The Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality (“MCEQ”) convened at 9:00 a.m. on February 25, 2021. This meeting was held through a telephone conference and Zoom call. The public was invited to listen to the deliberations of the Commission on the conference phone and Zoom lines. The Commission first approved minutes from the previous meetings held on January 21, 2021. Then, following a prepared agenda, the Commission considered items as follows:
Old Business (City of Canton Landfill Variance Request)
The Commission discussed the request from the City of Canton for a Variance to State Siting Criteria for the Proposed Expansion Area at the City’s Municipal Solid Waste Landfill that was tabled during the January 21, 2021 Commission meeting. After some discussion, the Commission approved the variance request. This matter will now go through the regular hearing and permitting process through the MDEQ Permit Board.
Gold Coast Commodities, Inc. Order
After much discussion between MDEQ counsel and Gold Coast’s counsel with the Commission members, it was agreed that the all counsel would continue to work together in order to resolve this matter and advise the Commission accordingly.
Asbestos: 129 certifications
Lead Paint: 62 certifications
Storage Tanks: 22 certifications
ADMINISTRATIVE ORDERS APPROVED
One (1) Amended Agreed Order was issued by the Executive Director and approved by the Commission since the last report.
The next Commission meeting is proposed to be on March 25, 2021, at 9 a.m.
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