PCS Phosphate Mine Special and Renewal Permits, Jasper, FL 2018-01-23

While residents of Union and Bradford Counties, Florida try to fight off the proposed HPS II phosphate mine on the New and Santa Fe Rivers, Hamilton County faces renewal and modification of permits for the PCS Phosphate mine, near White Springs and the Suwannee River.

When: 6PM, Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Where: County Commission Meeting Room, County Courthouse,
207 Northeast First Street, Jasper, Florida

What: North Florida Public Notices, search for PCS Phosphate finds notices for two public hearings the same evening:

Closeup, PCS Plant,
Photo: John S. Quarterman for WWALS on Southwings flight 2016-10-22.

1. 1/11/2018

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CONCERNING APPLICATION FOR MODIFICATION TO MASTER MINING PLAN AND SPECIAL PERMIT BY THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD OF HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the Hamilton County Land Development Regulations, the Application for Modification of Master mining Plan and Special Permit, as described below, will be heard by the Planning and Zoning Board of Hamilton County, Florida, at a public hearing on January 23, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the County Commission Meeting Room, County Courthouse located at 207 Northeast First Street, Jasper, Florida. Application for Modification of Master Mining Plan and Special Permit: a petition and application by White Springs Agricultural Chemicals, Inc., d/b/a PCS Phosphate—White Springs, for modification of the Master Mining Plan and Special Permit 03-1 authorizing phosphate mining and related activities at the Hamilton County Mine. The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any interested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any continuation of the public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no future notice concerning the matter will be published, unless said continuation exceeds six calendar weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearing. At the aforementioned public hearing, all interested parties may appear to be heard with respect to the amendment. Copies of the Application for modification of the Master Mining Plan and Special Permit 03-1, and County report thereon, are available for public inspection at the Office of the Land Use Administrator, located at 204 Northeast First Street, Suite B, Jasper, Florida, during regular business hours. All persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any decision made at the above referenced public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 01/11/2018

2. 1/11/2018

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CONCERNING A SPECIAL PERMIT RENEWAL BY THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD OF HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the Hamilton County Land Development Regulations the Application for Special Five-Year Permit Renewal, as described below, will be heard by the Planning and Zoning Board of Hamilton County, Florida, at a public hearing on January 23, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the County Commission Meeting Room, County Courthouse located at 207 Northeast First Street, Jasper, Florida. SPECIAL PERMIT 03-1 (five year term last renewed on August 20, 2013): a petition and application by White Springs Agricultural Chemicals, Inc., d/b/a PCS Phosphate—White Springs, for renewal of Special Permit 03-1 authorizing phosphate mining and related activities for an additional five year term. The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any interested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any continuation of the public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no future notice concerning the matter will be published, unless said continuation exceeds six calendar weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearing. At the aforementioned public hearing, all interested parties may appear to be heard with respect to the amendment. Copies of the Petition and Application for Renewal Special Permit 03-01, and County report thereon, are available for public inspection at the Office of the Land Use Administrator, located at 204 Northeast First Street, Suite B, Jasper, Florida, during regular business hours. All persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any decision made at the above referenced public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 01/11/2018

This Public Hearing will be in the same room as was held WWALS vs. Sabal Trail & FDEP, October 2015.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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