Summary of Meeting Held August 11, 2020
The Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board (“Board”) convened at 9:00 a.m. on August 11, 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 July 14, 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 Transfers
|Acme Brick to W.H. Roark Farms, LLC||Benton||P98-052TA|
|Louisville Brick to Bakers Ready Mix & Construction, LLC||Winston||P00-036|
|Consolidated AGG., LLC to Turley International Resources, LLC||Pearl River||P08-032AT|
|Southeastern Concrete to River Road Sand & Gravel, LLC||Forrest||P95-108|
Roy Furrh, MDEQ Legal Counsel, informed the Board Members that the Hearing Officer has not made a final decision regarding Mississippi State Port Authority – North Port Property in Harrison County and no Evidentiary Hearing has been set yet. Mr. Furrh also reminded Board Members that the evidentiary hearing regarding the All South Construction Surface Mining Bond Release approved during the May Permit Board has been scheduled for November 10, 2020.
The next Permit Board meeting will be held on September 8, 2020, at 9 a.m.
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