• Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held June 14, 2016
  • July 7, 2016 | Authors: John E. Milner; Gene Wasson
  • Law Firm: Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC - Jackson Office
  • The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Permit Board (Board) convened its regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m. on June 14, 2016 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 May meeting. Also the Board approved non-controversial actions/certifications by the staff since the May 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, application, permits to cancel, and permit to transfer
    Surface Mining Bond Release:

    Permittee

    County

    Permit

    Staff Recommendation

    N.L. Carson Construction Co., Inc.

    Neshoba

    P09-019

    Final 10% Release

    W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Co.

    DeSoto

    P13-004T

    Additional 80% Release

    W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Co.

    DeSoto

    P14-004

    Additional 80% Release

    Mississippi Gravel Sales, LLC

    Monroe

    P08-001A

    Additional 30% Release

    Surface Mining Application:

    Permittee

    County

    Permit

    Lankford Consulting

    Harrison

    A1911


    Surface Mining Permits to Cancel:

    Permittee

    County

    Permit

    Neely Trucking & Excavating

    Rankin

    P10-017A

    Lamar County Board of Supervisors

    Lamar

    P94-045


    Surface Mining Permit to transfer:

    Permittee

    County

    Permit

    Coastal Mining & Marine LLC Transfer to Pearlington Clay, LLC

    Hancock

    P06-027AT1


    OFFICE OF POLLUTION CONTROL

    Construction Branch:


    The Board approved issuance of the Modification of Ready Mix Concrete General Permit Coverage (MSG110038) for MMC Materials, Inc. in Horn Lake, DeSoto County. Upon notification by the Applicant, a neighboring property owner submitted a letter of concern expressing health concerns. MDEQ replied to the neighboring property owner on June 1, 2016.

    Because facility’s application is complete and the facility is currently in compliance, MDEQ recommended issuance of the Modification.

    OTHER BUSINESS

    The Board unanimously voted to elect Mr. Mike Bograd, RPG, State Geologist and Director of Office of Geology, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality as Chairman of the Board for 2016-2017 effective after this meeting and Mr. Dennis Riecke of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks as Vice Chairman.

    Mr. Roy Furrh, MDEQ General Council advised the Board that there will be an evidentiary hearing July 12, 2016 regarding the Starlanding Rubbish Sight. Special Assistant Attorney General, Elizabeth Bolin, Esq. will serve as the Hearing Officer in this matter.

    Mr. Roy Furrh stated that MDEQ staff has completed their review of the Water Quality Certification and Stormwater Coverage applications pertaining to the Costco site and asked Board Members if they would be available for a Special Meeting on June 30th at 9:00 a.m. Upon confirmation of enough Board members to have a quorum, Mr. Furrh notified everyone that MDEQ will move forward with the Proposed Meeting and that Notice will be given once confirmed.

    The next Permit Board meeting will be held on July 12, 2016 at 9 a.m.