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Plans Review and Approval for Sewage Works Construction Projects

Good news!  Paper copies of wastewater treatment plant and associated infrastructure construction plans and documents are no longer required!  TDEC Division of Water Resources is converting to an electronic plans review process.

If you still need paper copies of the approved documents, electronic copies that can be downloaded and printed will be made available to you.

We are looking forward to lessening our environmental impact by using less paper and eliminating the cost of shipping.
 

  1. Preliminary Engineering Reports (PERs)
  2. Preliminary construction drawings (PPs)
  3. Engineering Reports (or calculations)(ER) for treatment projects
  4. Final construction documents
    • Final Drawings/Plans 
    • Specifications 
    • Engineering Reports or Calculations
  1. Plans for Drinking Water construction projects
  2. Compliance and Enforcement Documents
  3. Permit applications (NPDES, SOP, ARAP, Construction Stormwater, etc.)
  4. Projects required to be submitted in hard copy
  1. Make sure all project documents are in a single folder including:
    • Accurately completed Wastewater Plans Review Fee Worksheet (CN-1457) (Revised February 2019)
    • Approval letter from owner (sample letter)
    • Drawings as a separate single searchable PDF, legible when printed on 11X17 inch paper
    • Specifications as a separate single searchable PDF 
    • Engineering report or calculations as a separate single searchable PDF 
      • (Please ensure that all drawings, specifications, engineering reports and calculations are sealed by an engineer licensed in Tennessee)
    • Copy of check with routing number, account number, and any other confidential information redacted
  2. Before uploading, the folder must be compressed to a .ZIP file. 
    • In Windows, compress the folder by right clicking it, selecting “send to”, and then clicking “compressed (zipped) folder” in the drop down menu.
  3. Click here TN CLOUD
  4. Enter the password: Sewer
  5. Drag and drop entire compressed folder onto the website screen. 
  6. The screen will show a record of files that have been successfully uploaded. 
  7. Mail Payment, made out to "Treasurer, State of Tennessee"  to:

TDEC Division of Water Resources
            Attn: Carolyn Gray
William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower
312 Rosa. L. Parks Ave., 11th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243

Please Include cover letter stating that the check is enclosed that the remaining documents were submitted electronically. Also include a copy of the letter that was submitted electronically with the plans.  

Note that there is not a review fee required for Preliminary Engineering Reports (PERs)

  1.  Project review will commence once BOTH the plans and the payment are received.
  2.  Review the status of your project HERE.
  3. Once plans are approved, you will receive an e-mail with the approval letter and a unique link to download a PDF of the approved documents.

If you have questions or trouble uploading documents, please contact Steven Holman at:

Steven.Holman@tn.gov

615-532-0659

Paper copies are not required but will be accepted. However, please note that all TDEC-Division of Water Resources storage for wastewater project documents will soon be entirely electronic. Therefore, submission in electronic format will still be requested.

Up to 4 copies may be submitted and returned by mail. If you are able to receive the approved copies electronically, please only submit one copy of the paper version of documents.

Please submit hard copy plans (including appropriate fees and cover letters) to:

TDEC Division of Water Resources
Attn: Carolyn Gray
William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower
312 Rosa. L. Parks Ave., 11th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
 

Contact

Steven Holman at Steven.Holman@tn.gov or 615-532-0659