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The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Permit Board (Board) convened its regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m. on December 8, 2015 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 November Regular meeting along with non-controversial actions/certifications by the staff since the November 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, bond application, and permits to rescind.
Surface Mining Bond Releases:
|Eutaw Construction Company||Clay||P13-002||Initial 50% release|
|South Byram Properties, Inc.||Hinds||P06-009||Initial 20% release|
|Eutaw Construction Company||Lee||P01-008||No additional release|
Surface Mining Bond Application:
Surface Mining Permit to Rescind:
MDEQ Staff recommended that Fuller Pit, LLC in Tishomingo County, No. P94-068T1 combine Permit Nos. P94-068T1 and P94-065T1, rescind P94-065T1, and retain P94-068T1 as the final Permit Number.
OFFICE OF POLLUTION CONTROL
No items on the agenda
MDEQ reported that a draft version of the Findings of Facts from the Evidentiary Hearing regarding the Board’s issuance of the NPDES Permit MS0061743 to the West Rankin Utility Authority (“WRUA”) is not complete at this time. They anticipate bringing this matter back before the Board at either the January or February 2016 meeting.
The next Permit Board meeting will be held on January 12, 2016 at 9 a.m.
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