Land Reclamation Program

AA Quarry, LLC

AA Quarry, LLC submitted an industrial mineral mining permit application, which was received by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Land Reclamation Program on Dec. 6, 2012.  The application was deemed complete on Dec. 11, 2012.  The first running of the public notice began on Dec. 20, 2012 in The Holden Image, which is qualified to advertise public notices in accordance with 493.050 RSMo.

Timeline

2014

Aug. 15 -- Order on Continuance of Hearing & Setting Briefing Schedule

July 21 - Order Resetting Formal Hearing

May 30 - Respondents Response to the Revised Order for Submisison of Evidence

May 23 - Order Verifying Petitioners' Compliance with Revised Order on Submisison of Evidence

May 20 - Order Correcting Nunc Pro Tunc Order Dismissing Pro Se Petitioners Upon Failure to Comply with Order and Submit Narrative Testimony Statement

May 15 - Order Dismissing Pro Se Petitioners Upon Failure to Comply with Order and Submit Narrative Testimony Statements

April 1 - Revised Order on Submission of Evidence

Feb. 10 - Order on Submission of Evidence
Feb. 10 - Proposed Order on Submission of Evidence
Jan. 13 - Order on Abandonment of Offer of Proof
Jan. 13 - Order Setting Uncontested Material Facts

2013

Dec. 24 - Order on Filing and Exchange of Exhibits and Written Direct Testimony
Dec. 24 - Order on Uncontested Material Facts
Dec. 18 - Order on Clarification of Petitioners Snyder
Dec. 18 - Order for Conformation of Pro Se Status or Attorney Representation
Dec. 18 - Order Granting Motion of Certain Petitioners to Dismiss Claims and Withdraw and Granting Motion to Withdraw as Counsel for Remaining Petitioners
Dec. 10 - Order Upon Submission of Responses to Proposed Stipulations of Uncontested Material Facts
Dec. 5 - Respondent's Response to Memorandum on Proposed Stipulations of Uncontested Material Facts
Nov. 27 - Order Setting Procedure on Petitioner's Offer of Proof
Nov. 26 - Order Granting Applicant's Motion to Exclude Evidence of Issues Outside of the Land Reclamation Commission's Jurisdiction and Dismissing Claims Relative Thereto
Nov. 19 - Respondent's Reply to Petitioners' Suggestions in Opposition to Applicant's Motion to Exclude Evidence and Dismiss Claims
Nov. 18 - Applicant's Reply in Further Support of Motion to Exclude Evidence of Issues Outside of the Land Reclamation Commission's Jurisdiction and to Dismiss any Claims Relative Thereto
Nov. 15 - Memorandum on Proposed Stipulations of Uncontested Material Facts
Nov. 8 - Peitioner's Proposed Stipulation of Facts
Nov. 4 - Petitioner's suggestions in opposition to applicant's motion to exclude evidence of issues outside of the Land Reclamation Commission's jurisdiction and to dismiss any claims relative (SIC) thereto
Oct. 31 - Order Granting Motion for Enlargement of Time
Oct. 8 - Memorandum on Matters Pending
Oct. 4 - Respondent's response to applicant's motion to exclude evidence on issues outside of the Land Reclamation Commission's jurisdiction and to dismiss any claims relative thereto
Oct. 1 - Order restating deadlines for responses to applicant's motion on jurisdiction
Sept. 30 - Applicant's motion to exclude evidence of issues outside of the Land Reclamation Commission's jurisdiction and to dismiss any claims relative thereto and Memorandum in Support
Sept. 19 - Petitioner's reply to applicant and respondent's responses to petitioner's brief
Sept. 9 - Applicant's answer (brief) in opposition to petitioner's petition (brief)
Sept. 9 - Respondent's answer
Aug. 27 - AA Quarry Pre-Hearing Conference video
Aug. 23 - Respondent's answer to the Order on Preparation for the pre-hearing conference
Aug. 23 - Applicant's response to the Order on Preparation for the pre-hearing conference
Aug. 8 - Order setting a pre-hearing conference
Aug. 8 - Petitioner's brief in support of their request that the Land Reclamation Commission deny applicant a permit to construct a limestone quarry in Johnson County, Missouri
Aug 4 - Order for submission of exclusionary dates
July 22 - Missouri Air Conservation Commission Permit to Construct
July 20 - Order denying entry of appearance on behalf of John D. and Leann N. Ortner
July 19 - Respondent's suggestions opposing adding John D. and Leann N. Ortner as petitioners
July 19 - Applicant's suggestions opposing adding John D. and Leann N. Ortner as petitioners
July 18 - Order granting motion for leave to enter appearance on behalf of certain petitioners
July 17 - Applicant's response to Pro Se petitioners motion for leave to allow counsel to enter his appearance on behalf of certain Pro Se petitioners
July 17 - Order granting leave to file entry of appearance
July 16 - Respondent's response to Pro Se petitioner's motion for leave to allow counsel to enter his appearance on behalf of certain Pro Se petitioners
July 16 - Motion for leave to allow counsel to enter his appearance on behalf of certain Pro Se petitioners
July 15 - Order on leave to file entry of appearance
July 11 - Order denying request for suspension of hearing process
July 10 - Order setting petitioners
July 9 - Order upon filing of entry of appearance
June 17 - Order on assignment stating W. B. Tichenor has been assigned as the Hearing Officer for this matter.
April 2 - Staff director's notice of recommendation and attachment 1 finalized

March 12 - Land Reclamation Program Staff is working on the Staff Director’s Notice of Recommendation and Attachment 1.  The Notice of Recommendation is addressed to the Missouri Land Reclamation Commission announcing the Staff Director’s recommendation to issue or deny the permit application.  Attachment 1 will be a reflection of comments written in along with comments mentioned during the public meeting and a response to those comments.  After it is completed, everyone who was mailed an invitation to the meeting will receive a copy of the Notice of Recommendation and Attachment 1.  The people who requested the meeting will then have 30 days from the date of the Notice of Recommendation to request a formal hearing before the Missouri Land Reclamation Commission if the public meeting did not resolve their concerns.  The Staff Director’s Notice of Recommendation and Attachment 1 will be posted on this website after it is completed.  If a request for a hearing is received within the required  30 day window, the request for a formal hearing will be presented at the May 23, 2013 meeting of the Land Reclamation Commission.

March 7 - Public Information Meeting - AA Quarry LLC held an informational public meeting about its Johnson County mine permit application on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the Lone Jack Civic Center at 509 Bynum Road in Lone Jack in Jackson County.  During the meeting, the public was invited to comment concerning the proposed 214-acre limestone mining operation. 

Property owners from three subdivisions adjacent to the proposed site held multiple informational meetings about the proposed quarry with approximately 80 people attending those meetings prior to the March 7 informational public meeting presented by representatives from AA Quarry, LLC.

Representatives from the department’s Land Reclamation Program and MoDOT attended the meeting as well as members of the department’s Kansas City Regional Office for air and water issues. The department's Land Reclamation Program received 180 letters concerning this application. The public notice comment period ended on Jan. 25, 2013. 

March 7 - Public meeting agenda
March 7 - Public meeting sign-in sheets
March 7 - AA Quarry maps
March 7 - Public comments and program response Microsoft® Powerpoint® PDF
March 7 - Public meeting video Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

2012

Dec. 20 - AA Quarry publishes first public notice
Dec. 11 - AA Quarry permit application deemed complete by Missouri Department of Natural Resources Land Reclamation Program
Dec. 6 - AA Quarry permit application received by Missouri Department of Natural Resources Land Reclamation Program

2011

Aug. 18 to 23 - AA Quarry boring logs

Additional Resources

Land Reclamation Commission home page
Air Pollution Control Program home page
Air Pollution Control Program Kansas City Regional Office Air Pollution Powerpoint presentation