The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Permit Board (Board) convened its regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m. on October 11, 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 September meeting and the non-controversial actions/ certifications by the staff since the September meeting.
Following a prepared agenda, items considered were as follows:
OFFICE OF POLLUTION CONTROL
No items were on the agenda
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:
|P&P Sand and Gravel||Marion||P08-008AAA||Final 40%|
|Oddee Smith Construction, Inc.||Lincoln||P01-028||Final 15%|
Mississippi Lignite Mining Company
The Board approved a partial release of additional acreage based on the completion of required reclamation. The applicant did not request or receive the release of any bond funds.
Mr. Roy Furrh, MDEQ General Counsel advised the Board that Evidentiary Hearings have been scheduled for the November and December meeting pertaining to the following matters: issuance of a water quality certification and storm water coverage to Renaissance at Colony Park – Phase III (Costco), and issuance, modification and transfer of a water quality certification and other permits to Drying Facility Asset Holdings, LLC.
Following the Permit Board meeting, an evidentiary hearing was held to consider NPDES Permit No. MS0061751 regarding Mississippi Power Company, Kemper County.
The next Permit Board meeting will be held on November 8, 2016 at 9 a.m.