The Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board (“Board”) convened its regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m. on January 9, 2018, at the offices of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, in Jackson. Dennis Riecke chaired the meeting.
The Board approved minutes from the December meeting and the non-controversial actions/ certifications completed by the staff since the December meeting.
Following a prepared agenda, items considered were as follows:
OFFICE OF POLLUTION CONTROL
Air II Branch
The Board approved the Issuance of Coverage under Multimedia Hot Mix Asphalt Facility General Permit (MSR700108) for WG Construction Company, Inc., Brewer Plant in Lee County. The Applicant notified the contiguous land-owners and public notice was posted in the local paper and public library. One letter of objection from a contiguous land owner was received citing stormwater worries and also stating that the facility should be located in a less-populated area. MDEQ staff performed an inspection and no violations were found. 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
In accordance with MDEQ staff recommendations, the Board approved the following surface mining bond releases:
Surface Mining Bond Releases
|Dickerson and Bowen, Inc.||Rankin||P00-005||Final 30%|
|TCB Construction Company, Inc.||Harrison||P03-046||No Release|
Surface Mining Transfer of Permits
In accordance with MDEQ staff recommendations, the Board approved the following surface mining permits to transfer:
|Birdsong Construction Company, Inc., requests that P14-018A be transferred to Ultra Mulberry Farms, LLC||Madison||P14-018AT|
Surface Mining Permit to Rescind
In accordance with MDEQ staff recommendations, the Board approved the following rescission:
|C&G Land Company, LLC||Hancock||P96-064A|
Roy Furrh, MDEQ Legal Counsel, stated that there will be educational presentations to provide background information regarding permitting for poultry farms and salt water disposal during either the February or March Permit Board meeting. Notice will be provided in the Agenda.
The next Permit Board meeting will be held on February 13, 2018, at 9 a.m.
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