PUBLIC NOTICE OF SURFACE MINING APPLICATION – NEW PERMIT
J & R Sand & Gravel, P.O. Box 1697, Ava, MO 65608 has applied for a new permit from the Department of Natural Resources, Land Reclamation Commission, to mine Sand and Gravel on 7.1 acres of land located in Douglas County, Section 6, Township 26N, Range 14W in Bryant Creek. This operation will be conducted during the approximate dates of March 30, 2012 to March 30, 2062.
Written comments, a request for an informal public meeting, and/or a formal courtroom hearing may be made by any person with a direct, personal interest in one or more of the factors that the Missouri Land Reclamation Commission may consider in issuing a permit, as required by The Land Reclamation Act, sections 444.760 to 444.790 RSMo. The commission may grant a formal courtroom hearing, if the commission finds, based on good faith evidence provided to them, that someone’s health, safety or livelihood will be unduly impaired by the issuance of the permit. In order to be granted a formal courtroom hearing, the health, safety and livelihood impact must be within the authority of an environmental law or regulation administered by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
Mail written comments, request for a formal hearing and/or an informal public meeting to: Director, Land Reclamation Program, Department of Natural Resources, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176. Written comments and requests for a formal courtroom hearing and/or an informal public meeting shall be on file at the director’s office within 15 days of the last date of publication of this notice. For more information about this process, please contact the Land Reclamation Program by telephone at 573-751-4041.