Further public health studies of frac-sand mining in Buffalo County will be limited to requests for additional information sought by zoning officials.
The Buffalo County Department of Health & Human Services Committee said continued allocation of public health staff time for frac-sand research was not required, according to draft committee minutes supplied to the Buffalo County Board.
The on-going role of public health services was to work collaboratively with zoning officials as needed in responding to issues relating to frac-sand mining.
HHS staff and committee members said non-metallic mining would no longer be listed on committee meeting agendas unless health services had new health risk data to furnish.
Public health studies having to do with frac-sand were provided to the Buffalo County Board in advance of a 7-month moratorium on new mining permits.
The moratorium was later extended by county board action to April 30th.