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The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Permit Board (Board) convened its regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m. on May 10, 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 April Regular meeting along with non-controversial actions/certifications by the staff since the April 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.
Surface Mining Bond Releases:
|Eutaw Construction Co., Inc.||Lee||P01-008||Final 25% release|
|Eutaw Construction Co., Inc.||Madison||P10-009T||No additional release|
|Hammett Gravel Company, Inc.||Yazoo||P06-003AA||Initial 10% release|
|W.G. Yates & Sons Construction||DeSoto||P13-008T||Initial 10% release|
The Board canceled the Surface Mining Permits held by Yazoo County Board of Supervisors (P01-002 and P91-208T). MDEQ staff informed the Board that government entities are not required to post bond for surface mining permits and that all areas affected by this permit have been fully reclaimed.
OFFICE OF POLLUTION CONTROL
There were no items to discuss.
The Board will hold officer elections at the next meeting.
Mr. Roy Furrh, MDEQ Legal Counsel stated that an evidentiary hearing for Star Landing Rubbish Site in DeSoto County has been requested by two individuals. The hearing has been scheduled for July 2, 2016.
The next Permit Board meeting will be held on June 14, 2016 at 9 a.m.
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