April 20, 2021
Ginny Brannon stated Governor Polis will announce two new appointments to the Mined Land Reclamation Board shortly, but not in time for a controversial upcoming permit application hearing this month.
Jim Stark reported the re-opening of the New Elk mine near Trinidad may occur sooner than anticipated. The mine proposes to produce 70,000 tons a year.
Jim also mentioned the Division was hoping to finalize revisions to the MOU it maintains with the Water Quality Control Division.
Dianna Orf provided a legislative update along with her written report.
Discussion of Air Quality Control Division Modeling Whistleblower Claims
Howard Gebhart provided a summary of the whistleblower complaints filed with the EPA concerning permits issued including modeling determinations Division staffers disagreed with.