Prepared By Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC
The Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board (“Board”) convened at 9:00 a.m. on August 10, 2021. This meeting was held through a telephone conference call and the public was invited to listen to the deliberations of the Board. The Board first approved minutes from the previous meeting held on July 13, 2021 and the non-controversial actions/certifications completed by the staff since the February meeting. Then, following a prepared agenda, the Board considered items as follows:
OFFICE OF GEOLOGY
Ron Porter (MDEQ Office of Geology, Mining and Reclamation) presented the MDEQ Staff’s recommendations and Board approved the following:
Surface Mining Bond Release
|Krystal Gravel, Inc.||Copiah||P87-003||Additional 10%|
|Krystal Gravel, Inc.||Copiah||P87-012||Additional 30%|
|Krystal Gravel, Inc.||Copiah||P91-029T||Additional 20%|
|Krystal Gravel, Inc.||Copiah||P94-067T1||Additional 10%|
|Krystal Gravel, Inc.||Copiah||P09-007||Additional 30%|
Lisa Ouzts, MDEQ Senior Attorney, presented and the Board approved Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law related to the evidentiary hearing regarding the issuance of Section 401 Water Quality Certification No. WQC2018036 to the Mississippi Port Authority. .
Roy Furrh, MDEQ Chief Counsel, NCL Waste has withdrawn its application and is no longer before the Permit Board.
The next Permit Board meeting will be held on September 14, 2021, at 9 a.m.
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