The Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board (“Board”) convened its regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m. on November 14, 2017, at the offices of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, in Jackson. Dennis Riecke chaired the meeting.
The Board approved minutes from the October meeting and the non-controversial actions/ certifications completed by the staff since the October meeting.
Following a prepared agenda, items considered were as follows:
OFFICE OF POLLUTION CONTROL
The Board approved Issuance of Coverage under the AFO General Permit (MSG201961) and Issuance of Storm Water Coverage (MSR107546) for Matt Palmer Poultry in Jones County. The application proposes 6 poultry houses and construction activity on 12 acres of disturbed land. Staff stated that upon notification by the Applicant, 17 neighboring property owners submitted letters of objection and a local church submitted a signed petition citing issues including odor and health concerns. A representative from the church and a neighbor appeared at the meeting and spoke in opposition. Mr. Palmer appeared and addressed questions posed by the people in opposition and also by Permit Board members. Because the facility’s application is complete and the Applicant is in compliance, MDEQ staff recommended issuance of the Permit.
Waste Division/ Solid Waste Permitting and Certification Branch
The Board approved Reissuance of NPDES Storm Water Permit (MSS058548) and Reissuance and modification of Solid Waste Municipal Landfill Permit (SW04501B0378) for the City of Canton Sanitary Landfill in Madison County. No attendees were present in the public hearing and one letter was submitted before the end of the comment period asking for clarification. No one in opposition appeared at the 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
|Eutaw Construction Company, Inc.||Lee||P09-004||Final 10%|
|Eutaw Construction Company, Inc.||Madison||P10-009T||Final 80%|
|Eutaw Construction Company, Inc.||Monroe||P12-026||Final 40%|
|Eutaw Construction Company, Inc.||Monroe||P13-011||Final 40%|
|Eutaw Construction Company, Inc.||Monroe||P13-018||Final 50%|
|Eutaw Construction Company, Inc.||DeSoto||P13-020||Final 10%|
|Eutaw Construction Company, Inc.||Clay||P13-022||Final 20%|
|Eutaw Construction Company, Inc.||Oktibbeha||P16-004||Initial 50%|
|Eutaw Construction Company, Inc.||Panola||P16-016||Initial 70%|
|Hammett Gravel Company, Inc.||Yazoo||P01-027||Additional 20%|
|Neely Trucking and Excavating||Rankin||P05-019AT||Final 90%|
|W. S. Jordan & Sons Sand & Gravel, Inc.||DeSoto||P92-001||Initial 40%|
|W. S. Jordan & Sons Sand & Gravel, Inc.||DeSoto||P96-026||Initial 80%|
Surface Mining Transfer of Permits
In accordance with MDEQ staff recommendations, the Board approved the following surface mining permits to transfer:
|Ellis Construction Company, Inc. transfer to S and E Land Services, LLC||Lowndes||P08-042|
|Joe McGee Construction, Inc., transfer to B Franks Farms, LLC||Itawamba||P17-014|
There was no other business.
The next Permit Board meeting will be held on December 12, 2017, at 9 a.m.