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Meeting set on PSF permits

A public meeting will be held in Trenton this month for hearing comments on water pollution control permits for some Premium Standard Farm and Continental Grain sites in Northwest Missouri.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a public availability session and public meeting July 15 at Ketcham Community Center on the North Central Missouri College campus, 1322 Mable, Trenton. The session and meeting will allow citizens additional opportunity to comment on revised water pollution control permits for certain sites operated by Premium Standard Farms and Continental Grain in Daviess, Gentry, Mercer, Putnam and Sullivan counties.

The public availability session, from 4 to 7 p.m., will provide an opportunity for the public to talk informally with representatives from DNR and the Missouri Departments of Agriculture, Health and Conservation.

A more formal public meeting will follow the availability session from 8 to 10 p.m. At the meeting, citizens can comment on the draft permits and have their comments entered into the official record. Questions will not be answered during this portion of the public meeting; however, anyone speaking at the meeting will receive a written reply from DNR once a final decision is made on the permits.

Beginning June 25, 1999, citizens can review the draft permits on the Internet at (http://www.dnr.state.mo.us/deq/wpcp/homewpcp.htm) and at the University of Missouri County Extension offices in Daviess, Gentry, Mercer, Putnam and Sullivan counties.

The draft permit may also be reviewed by appointment at the following offices:

Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Northeast Regional Office, 1709 Prospect Drive, Macon, MO 63552-2602, Phone: (660) 385-2129

Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Kansas City Regional Office, 500 NE Colbern Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086-4710, Phone: (816) 554-4100

Missouri Department of Natural Resources Water Pollution Control Program, 205 Jefferson Street, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176, Phone: (573) 751-6825

DNR will accept written comments on the draft permits until 5 p.m. July 28, 1999. Please send your written comments to Phil Schroeder, DNR’s Water Pollution Control Program, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176.

People requiring special services or accommodations to attend the public availability session or the public meeting should contact Beverly Casady, DNR’s Water Pollution Control Program, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176, or call 1-800-361-4827 or 573-751-6825 at least two weeks before the meetings. For more information, contact DNR’s Water Pollution Control Program at 1-800-361-4827 or (573) 751-1300