The Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board (“Board”) convened its regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m. on February 14, 2017, at the offices of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality in Jackson. Mr. Mike Bograd, RPG, chaired the meeting.
The Board approved minutes from the January meeting and the non-controversial actions/ certifications completed by the staff since the January meeting.
Following a prepared agenda, items considered were as follows:
OFFICE OF POLLUTION CONTROL – No Items
OFFICE OF GEOLOGY
In accordance with MDEQ staff recommendations, the Board approved the following surface mining bond releases:
Surface Mining Bond Releases:
|All South Construction Company||Neshoba||P99-071A||Initial 20%|
|Baldwin Sand & Gravel||Panola||P12-019||Initial 10%|
|W.E. Blain & Sons, Inc.||Scott||P91-046T||Initial 50%|
|W.E. Blain & Sons, Inc.||Scott||P96-013||Initial 50%|
|Preston Dobbs Truck Service||Monroe||P10-010||Initial 90%|
|Tanner Construction Co., Inc.||Jefferson Davis||P96-016T||No Additional|
|Tanner Construction Co., Inc.||Lawrence||P07-005A||No Additional|
|Tanner Construction Co., Inc.||Perry||P08-019||No Additional|
|Walters Development, LLC*||Jones||P07-030||Additional 20%|
|*Note – a representative for Walters Development spoke on behalf of the company regarding the Bond Release and a separate permit application submitted to MDEQ.|
Surface Mining Transfer:
The Board approved the permit transfer from Boyles Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc., Permit P92-045T, to M&O Surface, Inc.
Surface Mining Name Change:
The Board approved a name change from Blain and Sons, Inc. to Blain Sand & Gravel, Permit P96-042AA.
Renaissance at Colony Park, LLC, Madison County, Mississippi – Staff presented and the Board approved the proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law for consideration regarding the issuance of a Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification (No. WQC 2015041) and Coverage under the Large Construction Storm Water General NPDES Permit (No. MSR 107191) to Renaissance at Colony Park, LLC, Madison County, Mississippi.
Mr. Roy Furrh, MDEQ Legal Counsel reminded the Board that the Evidentiary Hearing for Drying Facility Asset Holdings, LLC, has been scheduled for the March meeting.
Staff presented and Board approved MDEQ’s Motion to Dismiss an evidentiary hearing request received from Austin D. (Dan) Check for consideration regarding the reissuance of Water Pollution Control Permit to Discharge Wastewater in Accordance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, Permit No. MS0020117, to the City of Meridian Publicly Owned Treatment Works, located in Lauderdale County, MS.
The next Permit Board meeting will be held on March 14, 2017, at 9 a.m.