Summary of Meeting Held June 11, 2019
The Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board (“Board”) convened its regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m. on June 11, 2019, at the offices of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, in Jackson. James Hoffmann chaired the meeting.
The Board approved minutes from the May meeting and the non-controversial actions/ certifications completed by the staff since the May meeting.
Following a prepared agenda, items considered were as follows:
OFFICE OF POLLUTION CONTROL
Water I Branch
Turkey Creek Farms, Inc., Greene County
Issuance of Coverage under the Dry Litter Poultry AFO General Permit (MSG201994)
Tracy Tomkins (MDEQ Staff) presented to the Board and recommended approval of the above-referenced Application. The Applicant proposes 2 poultry houses and construction activity on 3 acres of disturbed land during construction. Staff stated that upon notification of the contiguous land owners by the Applicant, 1 letter in opposition was received. . The individual who submitted the letter of objection did not attend the Permit Board Meeting. Because the application is complete, MDEQ staff recommended issuance of the Permit.
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
|Century Construction and Realty, Inc.||Lee County||P10-039TH||Final 20%|
|Hammett Gravel Company, Inc.||Holmes County||P10-020AAA||Initial 10%|
|Krystal Gravel, Inc.||Copiah County||P00-027||Additional 30%|
|Krystal Gravel, Inc.||Copiah County||P09-007||Additional 60%|
|Krystal Gravel, Inc.||Copiah County||P17-004A||Additional 30%|
|Krystal Gravel, Inc.||Copiah County||P17-018||Additional 80%|
|Krystal Gravel, Inc.||Copiah County||P17-019||Additional 65%|
|Krystal Gravel, Inc.||Copiah County||P87-040T2||No Release|
|Krystal Gravel, Inc.||Copiah County||P90-020||No Release|
|Krystal Gravel, Inc.||Copiah County||P91-029T||Additional 20%|
|Krystal Gravel, Inc.||Copiah County||P92-029T2||No Release|
|Krystal Gravel, Inc.||Copiah County||P92-107||Additional 20%|
|Krystal Gravel, Inc.||Copiah County||P95-079||No Release|
|Tri- State Jackson Lands, LLC||Hinds County||P06-008||Final 10%|
SURFACE MINING PERMIT TRANSFER
|North MS Gravel Company, LLC to Rebel Rock, LLC||Monroe County||P16-028TA|
|Joe MC Gee Construction Co. to DDB Construction||Madison County||P11-029A|
- Permit Board Officer Elections 7/1/19 to 6/30/20
- Chris McDonald was elected as Chairman
- Jennifer Whittmann was elected as Vice-Chairman
Roy Furrh, MDEQ Legal Counsel, thanked James Hoffmann, current Chairman, for his 39 years of service.
- Mr. Furrh reported that Mr. Steve Maloney appealed the Permit Board’s decision after the Renaissance at Colony Park, LLC evidentiary hearing regarding the denial of Petitioner’s Request for Revocation of Section 401 Water Quality Certification No. WQC 2015041. The next step will be a chancery court proceeding on the evidentiary hearing record made by the parties before the Permit Board.
The next Permit Board meeting will be held on July 9, 2019, at 9 a.m.
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