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 June 14, 2016 at the offices of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality in Jackson. Mr. David H. Snodgrass, RPG chaired the meeting.
The Board approved minutes from the May meeting. 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, application, permits to cancel, and permit to transfer
Surface Mining Bond Release:
|N.L. Carson Construction Co., Inc.||Neshoba||P09-019||Final 10% Release|
|W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Co.||DeSoto||P13-004T||Additional 80% Release|
|W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Co.||DeSoto||P14-004||Additional 80% Release|
|Mississippi Gravel Sales, LLC||Monroe||P08-001A||Additional 30% Release|
Surface Mining Application:
Surface Mining Permits to Cancel:
|Neely Trucking & Excavating||Rankin||P10-017A|
|Lamar County Board of Supervisors||Lamar||P94-045|
Surface Mining Permit to transfer:
|Coastal Mining & Marine LLC Transfer to Pearlington Clay, LLC||Hancock||P06-027AT1|
OFFICE OF POLLUTION CONTROL
The Board approved issuance of the Modification of Ready Mix Concrete General Permit Coverage (MSG110038) for MMC Materials, Inc. in Horn Lake, DeSoto County. Upon notification by the Applicant, a neighboring property owner submitted a letter of concern expressing health concerns. MDEQ replied to the neighboring property owner on June 1, 2016.
Because facility’s application is complete and the facility is currently in compliance, MDEQ recommended issuance of the Modification.
The Board unanimously voted to elect Mr. Mike Bograd, RPG, State Geologist and Director of Office of Geology, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality as Chairman of the Board for 2016-2017 effective after this meeting and Mr. Dennis Riecke of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks as Vice Chairman.
Mr. Roy Furrh, MDEQ General Council advised the Board that there will be an evidentiary hearing July 12, 2016 regarding the Starlanding Rubbish Sight. Special Assistant Attorney General, Elizabeth Bolin, Esq. will serve as the Hearing Officer in this matter.
Mr. Roy Furrh stated that MDEQ staff has completed their review of the Water Quality Certification and Stormwater Coverage applications pertaining to the Costco site and asked Board Members if they would be available for a Special Meeting on June 30th at 9:00 a.m. Upon confirmation of enough Board members to have a quorum, Mr. Furrh notified everyone that MDEQ will move forward with the Proposed Meeting and that Notice will be given once confirmed.
The next Permit Board meeting will be held on July 12, 2016 at 9 a.m.