Big Springs operators gain permission to change phasing schedule
Douglass County commissioners on Wednesday granted the operators of the Big Springs Quarry near Lecompton, Kansas, permission to mine in any sequence they want, Lawrence Journal-World reported.
Prior to Wednesday night’s meeting, Mid-States Materials, LLC, which owns Big Springs Quarry, requested commissioners to change the phasing schedule for its operations so it could simultaneously mine limestone rock on two lots that straddle the Douglas-Shawnee County line. Five square miles–or 720 acres–of the quarry sit in Douglas County, while the 80 acres are in Shawnee County.
The operation’s original permit, issued in 1990, when Martin Marietta Materials LLC owned the quarry, divides the Douglas County portion of the quarry into six separate areas, labeled Phases 1 through 6. The Shawnee County portion was later added as Phase 1A.
The controversy around mining the area was that some residents argued that the phases should be mined and reclaimed in a specific order. Mid-States disagreed.
In the end, the motion to grant the operators permission to mine in any sequence passed 2-1.
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