Summary of Meeting Held July 14, 2020
The Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board (“Board”) convened at 9:00 a.m. on July 14, 2020. This meeting was held through a telephone 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 June 9, 2020 and the non-controversial actions/ certifications completed by the staff since the June 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 Bond Releases
|Hammet Gravel Company, Inc.||Yazoo||P05-029A||50% release|
Surface Mining Transfer
|F&F Construction, Inc., to Gulf Breeze Construction, Inc.||Harrison||P07-035|
Roy Furrh, MDEQ Legal Counsel, informed the Board Members that an evidentiary hearing has been requested regarding the All South Construction Surface Mining Bond Release approved during the May Permit Board. It is currently scheduled for November 10, 2020. Mr. Furr reported that the Hearing Officer has not made a final decision regarding the Mississippi State Port Authority – North Port Property in Harrison County.
The next Permit Board meeting will be held on August 11, 2020, at 9 a.m.
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