Mullinax plans a 15-acre mine in Sheridan County; public comment period begins

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality released public notice today that the WDEQ proposes to approve a 15-acre mine within Sheridan County, to be operated by Mullinax Concrete Service Co. The Arambel Mine will be located approximately six miles southeast of Sheridan, and will include sand and gravel crushing, screening, exposed acreage, stockpiling and haul activity. Mullinax estimates an annual production rate of 150,000 tons. No concrete batch or hot mix asphalt plants are planned onsite. Along with the release of public notice, the WDEQ has opened a public comment period, during which copies of the permit application, the agency’s analysis and the public notice are available for public inspection here and at the Sheridan County Clerk’s Office. Written comments may be directed to Nancy Vehr, Administrator, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th St., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 or by fax (307) 635-1784, with reference A0001857 included in comments. Comments submitted by email will not be included in the administrative record. All comments received by 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 will be considered in the final determination on this application. A public hearing will be conducted only if in the opinion of the administrator sufficient interest is generated or if an aggrieved party so requests. #dally #news *Feature photo: Gravel in Western Wyoming, /