The Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board (“Board”) convened its regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m. on March 13, 2018, at the offices of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, in Jackson. Dennis Riecke chaired the meeting.
The Board approved minutes from the February meeting and the non-controversial actions/ certifications completed by the staff since the February meeting.
Following a prepared agenda, items considered were as follows:
OFFICE OF POLLUTION CONTROL
No items on the Agenda
OFFICE OF GEOLOGY
James Matheny (MDEQ Office of Geology, Mining and Reclamation) presented the MDEQ Staff’s recommendations and Board approved the following:
Surface Mining Bond Releases
|Joe McGee Construction Co., Inc.||Madison||P11-018A||Additional 10%|
Surface Mining Permit Reduction in Acreage
|Green Brothers Gravel Company, Inc.||Copiah||P08-015AA|
Surface Mining Permit to Rescind
|Huey P. Stockstill, LLC||Hancock||P97-046T1|
|Dickerson and Bowen, Inc.||Amite||P94-046|
Surface Mining Permit Name Change
|J. Levens Builders, Inc., name change to JLB Contractors, LLC||Harrison||P06-025TA|
Surface Mining Permit to Transfer
|D.W. Laney Fill and Trucking, Inc., Transferred to DeSoto Services, LLC||Harrison||P89-022
Becky Nester from MDEQ’s Permit Division presented an overview of MDEQ’s Poultry Farm Permit Application Review Process wherein she described the responsibilities of MDEQ; the Application review, requirements and inspection process. Tim Aultman, Chief of the Compliance and Enforcement Division of MDEQ’s Office of Pollution Control discussed compliance issues. Dr. Jim Watson, State Veterinarian – Mississippi Board of Animal Health discussed carcass disposal and composting. Rogerick Thompson, State Resource Conservationist – Natural Resources Conservation Services discussed the nutrient management plan. This presentation was for informational purposes only. If you would like to obtain copies of materials provided to the Permit Board concerning this topic, please contact John Milner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Roy Furrh, MDEQ Legal Counsel reminded the Permit Board members that they need to complete their annual compliance forms and statement of economic interest forms.
The next Permit Board meeting will be held on April 10, 2018, at 9 a.m.
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