• Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held June 11, 2013
  • June 18, 2013
  • Law Firm: Brunini Grantham Grower Hewes PLLC - Jackson Office
  • The Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board convened its regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m. on June 11, 2013, at the offices of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality in Jackson. All but one Board member attended the meeting chaired by Jan Boyd. Minutes from the May meeting were approved, as were all non-controversial permits issued by the staff since the last meeting. Following a prepared agenda, items considered were as follows:

    OFFICE OF POLLUTION CONTROL

    City of Louisville, City of Louisville Solid Waste Landfill (Winston County)

    Reissuance of Individual Stormwater Permit MSS058149

    The City of Louisville Solid Waste Landfill was first permitted in 1996. The City of Louisville (City) holds two permits for this site, a solid waste permit (not up for renewal today) and a stormwater permit. The City has submitted all required documents to renew this stormwater permit. A public hearing was held regarding renewal of the permit and MDEQ did not receive any comments. The Board voted to approve the renewal of the stormwater permit.

    OFFICE OF GEOLOGY

    Surface Mining Bond Releases:

    P & P Sand & Gravel
    Marion P08-008AAA

    Harris Construction Company
    Rankin P88-007

    The surface mining bond releases listed above were approved in accordance with the staff’s recommendation.

    REFORMATTED AND RENUMBERED PERMIT BOARD REGULATIONS

    Pursuant to the Administrative Procedures Act, the Permit Board regulations have been reformatted and renumbered. A public hearing was held by MDEQ on June 4, 2013 regarding the reformatting and renumbering of the Permit Board regulations. MDEQ legal staff reported to the Board that the public comments received were outside the scope of the public hearing, which simply dealt with the renumbering and reformatting of the regulations. The Board voted to adopt the regulations.

    ELECTION OF BOARD CHAIRMAN AND VICE-CHAIRMAN FOR 2013-2014

    The Board voted unanimously to elect the following:

    Chair - Dennis Riecke, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks

    Vice-Chairman - Leslie Royals, Office of Environmental Health, Mississippi State Department of Health

    The next Permit Board meeting will be held on July 9, 2013.