The Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board (“Board”) convened its regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m. on August 14, 2018, at the offices of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, in Jackson. James Hoffmann chaired the meeting.
The Board approved minutes from the July meeting and the non-controversial actions/ certifications completed by the staff since the July meeting.
Following a prepared agenda, items considered were as follows:
OFFICE OF GEOLOGY
Liberty Fuels Company, LLC: Modification of State of MS Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Permit No. MS-003, Renewal 1, Modification 1 – Kemper County. Staff recommended and Board approved the Modification. Notice was given and a public hearing was held. Comments were received by the Sierra Club; however, no one in opposition appeared at the meeting.
Ron Porter (MDEQ Office of Geology, Mining and Reclamation) presented the MDEQ Staff’s recommendations and Board approved the following:
Surface Mining Bond Releases
|W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Company||DeSoto||P13-004T||Final 10%|
|W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Company||DeSoto||P13-008T||Final 10%|
|W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Company||DeSoto||P14-004||Final 10%|
|Parker Sand & Gravel||Lowndes||P04-002A||Initial 90%|
|Tillery Properties, LLC||Jones||P04-002A||Final 10%|
Surface Mining Permits to Transfer
|B&C Land Services, LLC||Hancock||P06-037|
|Mississippi Gravel Sales, LLC||Monroe||P15-003A|
|North Mississippi Gravel Company||Monroe||P16-028|
- Roy Furrh, MDEQ Legal Counsel, addressed outstanding Evidentiary Hearing requests.
- Mr. Furrh also reported that Staff will present an overview of the Solid Waste application process during the next meeting.
The next Permit Board meeting will be held on September 11, 2018, at 9 a.m.
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