The Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board (“Board”) convened its regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m. on October 9, 2018, at the offices of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, in Jackson. James Hoffmann chaired the meeting.
The Board approved minutes from the August meeting and the non-controversial actions/ certifications completed by the staff since the August 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
|W. S. Newell and Sons, Inc. Marshall||Marshall||P13-024||Final 10%|
|W. S. Newell and Sons, Inc. Marshall||Marshall||P13-025||Final 10%|
|W. S. Newell and Sons, Inc. Marshall||Marshall||P13-026||Final 10%|
|W. S. Newell and Sons, Inc. Marshall||Marshall||P14-007||Final 10%|
|Joe McGee Construction Co., Inc. Rankin||Rankin||P15-006||Initial 30%|
|Joe McGee Construction Co., Inc. Newton||Newton||P10-022||Initial 20%|
|Memphis Stone and Gravel Desoto||DeSoto||PO4-041||Additional 15%|
|Tanner Construction Company Tate||Tate||P10-026||Final 90%|
|Hammett Gravel Co., Inc. Yazoo||Yazoo||P08-027AA||Initial 10%|
Surface Mining Permits to Transfer
|DeSoto Services, LLC||Harrison||PO4-006AAT|
|DeSoto Services, LLC||Harrison||P93-051T|
|DeSoto Services, LLC||Harrison||P89-022T|
OFFICE OF POLLUTION CONTROL
D and E Construction Company Inc.: Reissuance and Modification of Coverage under the Mining Storm Water General Permit No. MSR320485, Lauderdale County. This agenda item was presented jointly with the accompanying Office of Geology Permit Board Item Surface Mining Permit Modification with Acreage Permit No. P95-071. The Board voted to postpone this agenda item until a later date to be determined.
OFFICE OF LAND AND WATER PRESENTATION
An overview of the Dam Safety Permitting Process was presented by Dusty Myers of the Office of Land and Water Resources, Dam Safety Division.
The next Permit Board meeting will be held on December 11, 2018, at 9 a.m.
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