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Posted 5/29/2012

Release no. 12-044


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Nancy J. Sticht
904-232-1667
nancy.j.sticht@usace.army.mil

Jacksonville, Fla. (May 29, 2012) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Jacksonville District will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Titan/Tarmac America LLC, King Road Limestone Mine in west-central Florida. The public hearing will be held Thursday evening, May 31 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Inglis Community Center, 137 Highway 40 West, Inglis, FL 34449.

 

The document is available at www.kingroadeis.com and was published in the Federal Register May 11, beginning a 60-day public review and comment period.

 

Titan/Tarmac America LLC has applied for a Department of the Army permit to impact wetlands in order to mine limestone. The site is located in southwest Levy County, off King Road west of U.S. Route 19, approximately five miles north of the town of Inglis.

 

The applicant proposes to impact up to 2,069 acres of wetlands and 1,818 acres of uplands and to provide compensatory mitigation by restoring and/or preserving approximately 4,195 acres of wetlands and 331 acres of uplands in an adjacent area, in addition to preserving up to 522 acres of wetlands and 329 acres of uplands on the proposed mine parcel.

 

Written comments on the Draft EIS may also be submitted by 5:00 PM CST July 11, 2012 to: Mr. Edward Sarfert, USACE, Regulatory Division, 41 North Jefferson St., Suite 301, Pensacola, FL 32502-5794; via e-mail:

edward.p.sarfert@usace.army.mil; or via the website www.kingroadeis.com.

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