PINEDALE – Due to bad weather for travel, the state’s Dec. 14 public hearing was postponed for the county’s proposal to develop the Doyle Pit for gravel and sand, as well as install an asphalt hot-mix plant.
“The public hearing for the Doyle Pit is being postponed due to inclement weather, and will be rescheduled for a later date,” said Andrew Keyfauver of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, in an email.
The DEQ’s Air-Quality Division (AQD) scheduled Wednesday’s public hearing after AQD Administrator Nancy Vehr received requests for the hearing. Many citizens oppose Sublette County Road & Bridge’s plan to operate the mine and plant just south of Pinedale at the intersection of Highway 191 and Pole Creek Road. The county’s application notes there are 50 residences within a mile.
The AQD’s previous legal notice stated it would only hear air-quality concerns. A future legal notice will be published with a new date.
“There is no specific timeframe for the Air Quality Division, to make a decision on the Doyle Pit,” Keyfauver wrote. “We will work to reschedule a public hearing, with notice, as soon as possible.”