April 18, 2014 Land Use & Environmental Committee

Land Use Committee Mtg 4-18-14

  • Division of Reclamation Mining, & Safety Update: 
    • Recently appointed DRMS Director, Ginny Brannon, spoke with the Committee regarding her plans for the Division. Her goal is to create a cohesive state administration that is able to respond quickly to issues and comments and work with industry.
    • Minerals Program Supervisor, Tony Waldron, announced the Divisions plan to have e-permitting completed by the end of 2014. He will also be working with others in the Division to create an updated Process & Procedures Manual. – he requested members send their comments to Todd Ohlheiser by May 2.
  • Mined Land Reclamation Board Update: The MLRB is scheduled to tour member company mine sites in the Denver Metro area on July 29.
  • New Business:
    • Trinity Consultant’s George Iwaszek gave a presentation: “Redefining Waters Protected by the Clean Water Act“.  Members discussed connecting with the state government, local Associations, and the NSSGA in their opposition to this broad overreach.
  • Old Business:
    • Roundtable discussion on COG-500000 and COR-340000 permit renewal process
      • The CDPHE released the Sand and Gravel general permit and fact sheet for public notice on April 28. The permit will be at Public Notice until June 24.
      • A Stakeholder’s meeting will be held at United Companies facility in Grand Junction on May 22. CSSGA will keep members informed of the details via email.
  • Other Business:
    • Upcoming Meetings:
      • May 16 – Planning Session
      • June  – Meeting Cancelled
      • July 18 – TBA

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