Prepared By Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC
The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Permit Board (Board) convened its regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m. on July 12, 2016 at the offices of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality in Jackson. Mr. Mike Bograd, RPG, chaired the meeting.
The Board approved minutes from both the Regular and Special June meetings. Also the Board approved non-controversial actions/certifications by the staff since the May meeting.
Following a prepared agenda, items considered were as follows:
OFFICE OF GEOLOGY
In accordance with MDEQ staff recommendations, the Board approved the following surface mining bond releases and permits to combine:
Surface Mining Bond Release:
|Neely Trucking and Excavating||Rankin||P05-019AT||No Additional Release|
|Dunn Roadbuilders LLC||Forrest||P06-14||Additional 30% Release|
Surface Mining Permits to Combine:
|Business Properties, LLC||Harrison||P80-022T|
|S&B Industrial Minerals North America, Inc.||Monroe||P99-040T|
OFFICE OF POLLUTION CONTROL
The Board approved issuance of coverage under the AFO General Permit (MSG201874) and issuance of construction under the Storm Water Coverage (MSR107157) for Penny Farm in Lincoln County. The application proposes eight poultry houses and construction activity on thirteen acres of disturbed land. Staff stated that upon notification by the Applicant, three neighboring property owners submitted letters of concern; however, they did not attend the meeting. Because the facility’s application is complete and the Applicant is in compliance, MDEQ staff recommended issuance of the Permit.
Solid Waste and Mining Branch:
The Board approved re-issuance of the Pretreatment Permit (MSP092258) for Waste Management of MS, Inc., Plantation Oaks Landfill and Recycling Center and Natchez Hauling in Adams County. Staff noted that there are no changes to the existing permit. A public hearing was held and no one was in opposition. Based on staff recommendation, the Board approved reissuance of the permit.
Mr. Roy Furrh, MDEQ General Counsel advised the Board that the request for an evidentiary hearing on July 12, 2016 regarding the Starlanding Rubbish Site has been withdrawn and the prior decision is final.
Mr. Roy Furrh, MDEQ General Counsel advised the Board that there will be a hearing on August 9, 2016 regarding the Permit Modification for Drying Facility Asset Holdings.
The next Permit Board meeting will be held on August 9, 2016 at 9 a.m.
This Newsletter is a publication of the Environmental Department of the law firm of Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes located in Jackson, Mississippi. This Newsletter is not designed or intended to provide legal or professional advice, as any such advice requires the consideration of the facts of the specific situation.