Summary of Meeting Held November 12, 2019
The Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board (“Board”) convened its regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m. on November 12, 2019, at the offices of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, in Jackson. Chris McDonald chaired the meeting.
The Board approved minutes from the September meeting and the non-controversial actions/ certifications completed by the staff since the September 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
|Eutaw Construction Company, Inc.||Hinds||P17-017||Additional 10%|
|Green Brothers Gravel Company, Inc.||Marion||P02-052A||No release|
|Green Brothers Gravel Company, Inc.||Marion||P08-010AAA||Additional 20%|
|Green Brothers Gravel Company, Inc.||Copiah||P96-072||Additional 20%|
|Green Brothers Gravel Company, Inc.||Copiah||P00-026A||Additional 20%|
|Green Brothers Gravel Company, Inc.||Copiah||P93-053A||Additional 10%|
|Green Brothers Gravel Company, Inc.||Copiah||P97-053TA||Additional 10%|
|Green Brothers Gravel Company, Inc.||Copiah||P08-015AAA||Additional 25%|
|Green Brothers Gravel Company, Inc.||Copiah||P09-017||Additional 10%|
|Green Brothers Gravel Company, Inc.||Copiah||P16-006||Additional 80%|
|Green Brothers Gravel Company, Inc.||Copiah||P16-026||Additional 20%|
Surface Mining Permit to Rescind
In accordance with MDEQ staff recommendations, the Board approved the following transfer:
OFFICE OF POLLUTION CONTROL – No Items to be Presented
Roy Furrh, MDEQ Legal Counsel reported that the NCL Waste, LLC (“NCL”) application is scheduled to be heard during the December Permit Board meeting. After discussion among Board members, it was decided that MDEQ Staff will present the application at 10:30 (after the regularly-scheduled meeting). NCL can make its presentation after the Staff presentation if it chooses to do so. Since it is anticipated that several visitors in opposition will be in attendance, the Board will then recess for lunch and public comments will be heard when it at 1:00.
The next Permit Board meeting will be held on December 10, 2019, at 9 a.m.
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