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Brasell Plant Extension- (Robinson and Dugger Tracts)

Public Hearing at 6:00 p.m., February 10, 2014;  Panola County Courthouse, Sardis, MS               


INTRODUCTION

 

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 3 Panola County, MS

2.  Dugger Property, Map 184, Section 19, Parcels 2, Panola County, MS  

 

PROJECT SUMMARY

 

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 COMMUNITY

 

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.

 

PROJECT DURATION

 

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.

 

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Special Exception Application

 

 

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