Vulcan files for mining application

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Vulcan Construction Materials, LLC has filed an application with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) for a permit to mine granite at a site located on State Road 20-41 (Old River Road.) DHEC is currently conducting a technical review of that application and related documents and is accepting written comments through May 8, 2020, regarding that applicaton.

According to a public notice published in The Voice of Fairfield on April 12, those written comments could impact DHEC’s permit decision by giving staff additional information to consider and could also be used when determining specific terms and conditions the company must follow if a permit is issued.

DHEC will hold a public hearing for this application at a location and date to be determined, but at least 30 days after April 12. An additional comment period will follow.

The mining site is located less than one mile east of Exit 41 on I-77 in Fairfield County, approximately 6.5 miles north of Ridgeway (a portion of TMS #110-00-00-004-000).

A proposed reclamation plan to restore the site to pond/lake and grasslands has been submitted with the application. The mine permit application and related documents are available for review on DHEC’s website at https://www.scdhec.gov/environmental-public-notices.

For questions, additional information, to submit written comments or to be added to DHEC’s mailing list, contact: Jeremy Eddy DHEC – BLWM, 2600 Bull St., Columbia, SC 29201; call 803-898-7609 or email [email protected]