Brasell Plant Extension- (Robinson and Dugger Tracts)
Public Hearing at 6:00 p.m., February 10, 2014; Panola County Courthouse, Sardis, MS
Memphis Stone and Gravel Company seeks authorization to operate a
sand and gravel mining and processing operation on two separate fifty acre parcels
in Panola County. The parcels are listed
below and are referred to jointly as “Brasell Mine Extension”:
1. Robinson Et Al Property,
Map 184, Section 19, Parcel
Panola County, MS
2. Dugger Property,
Map 184, Section 19,
Parcels 2, Panola County, MS
The project contains approximately 26 acres of indicated and/or
measured resources with an additional 9 acres of inferred area that could
extend pit limits. The project is near
MS&G’s existing wash plant permitted as the "Brasell
Mine" The Brasell Mine is located approximately one mile south
of Highway 6 on the west side of Hwy 35.
Memphis Stone and Gravel Company has been at the site since 2003.
ENVIRONMENT, SAFETY, and
Memphis Stone and Gravel Company must comply with regulations
pertaining to environmental protection and worker safety. The company is
regulated by state and federal agencies, primarily the Mississippi Department
of Environmental Quality, the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA),
The US Department of the Army Corps of Engineers, state and federal Department
of Transportation (DOT), and the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Based on national and local trends it takes
approximately 10 tons of aggregate each year for new construction and to
maintain our existing infrastructure. The growth in Panola County demands a
good source of local aggregate. Memphis Stone & Gravel Company
believes this deposit has value to the local economy and will likely
be lost to future residential development if not managed as a
resource for construction material. The highest best use for the property is to
mine the sand and gravel then return the land to other productive use following
reclamation. Currently it is the last
available resources to sustain the life of the mine.
It is difficult to predict exactly the start
date because of the uncertainties about future demand at our existing operations. We
expect the project to have a five year time line after mining begins
(mining and reclamation). Mining at the
site should begin within one year following the permitting process.
PLEASE NOTE: Memphis Stone & Gravel Company is seeking no changes to its haul routes and/or operating hours.
Special Exception Application