VIDEO: Residents Give their Comments to SCDHEC Regarding the Proposed Sand Mining Operation in Thei

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) held a Public Hearing on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 to collect Public Comments concerning a proposed sand mine operation on Horsefeathers Lane which is located in the Sandy Run community of Calhoun County.

If you were unable to attend the Public Hearing you can still submit your comments to SCDHEC. The Public Comment period is open until November 30th, 2017. You may submit your written comments on the form provided in this article to:

Mr. Ed Haigler

Bureau of Land and Waste Management


2600 Bull Street

Columbia, SC 29201

November 30, 2017 is also the deadline for completing the Well Survey Form. It can be found on SCDHEC’s website. This form and other information concerning the permit application can be found on SCDHEC’s website at:

Here are videos of the residents who submitted public comments during the Public Hearing:

Steve and Debbie Benton presented a detailed list of concerns over the proposed mining operation. If you only have time to watch a portion of the videos please watch this. All others had great points but most of them were addressed in the comments provided by The Bentons.

Comments from Jennifer Dychs, William Hine, and John Nelson (Calhoun County Councilman, District 3)

Comments from Gregg Rucker, Freida Speigner, Michael Wieber, and Russell Ledford

SCDHEC’s Opening & Closing Statements for the Public Hearing

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