Ramsey Hill Exploration in Maiden Rock has submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources a permit application, including plans and specifications to construct and operate a sand processing plant and modify a sand mine to support the processing plant.

There will be a public hearing 2 p.m. Monday, April 29, at the Pierce County Government Center Annex conference room, 432 W. Main St., Ellsworth.

The facility at Highway 10 and 390 Avenue has registration operation permit 648063790-ROPA for the mine. The proposed project is subject to a new source performance standard. By rule, after the proposed project, the facility will no longer be eligible for a registration operation permit.

DNR has made a preliminary determination that the application meets state and federal air pollution control requirements and that the permit should be approved.

For more information go to dor.wi.gov/topic/AirPermits/Search.html or contact

contact Paul Yeug, 608-266-0672, paul.yeung@wisconsin.gov.