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Water Notices and Hearings

Public Participation Opportunity

The Tennessee Division of Water Resources is soliciting data in order to conduct a thorough investigation of water quality conditions across Tennessee. The results of this statewide assessment will be used to develop documents required under the federal Clean Water Act such as the 2020 303(d) list of impaired waters and other water body assessments. The Division is specifically requesting water quality data from the Group 2 watersheds.

Permit Public Notices

APRIL 16

  • MMXIX-015 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).
  • NRS18.285 - Columbia Power and Water Systems is proposing the renewal of a water withdrawal permit for their intake along the Duck River (near Columbia, Maury County).
  • NRS19.010MOD - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has placed an additional 1,000 feet of rip rap along the Dyer County Little Levee and Everett Lake Closure Structure of Island 18 of the Mississippi River at River Mile 837. This is a modification of an Emergency ARAP permit, and brings the total rip rap placed along this portion of the levee to approximately 3,900 feet. This permit was issued as an Emergency Permit but is still open for public comment.
  • NRS19.043 - The Tennessee Mitigation Fund proposes to enhance and preserve 22.99 acres of wetland in Montgomery County to generate compensatory wetland mitigation credit as part of a statewide in-lieu fee program.
  • NRS19.044 - The Tennessee Wildlife Federation (TWF) proposes to re-establish approximately 23 acres, rehabilitate approximately 19 acres and establish approximately one acre of wetland to an ecologically diverse forested wetlands. This project is located in Putnam County, and is part of TWF’s in-lieu fee program.
  • NRS19.062 and Notice of Public Hearing - US Nitrogen has applied for the reissuance of its Aquatic Resource Alteration Permit that authorizes withdrawal of industrial water supply from the Nolichucky River. The maximum withdrawal rate is 1,350 gallons per minute or 3.007 cubic feet per second totaling a maximum of 1.94 million gallons per day.

APRIL 12

APRIL 10

  • NRS18.288 - Re-notice and Notice of Public Hearing - The State of Tennessee Department of General Services proposes to install an 18’’ diameter trunk line for approximately 8.7 miles and install an outfall structure in the Mississippi River. The trunk line will begin near the intersection of Highway 59 and Jamestown Road near Gilt Edge (Tipton County) and terminate in the Mississippi River. Proposed waterbody crossings are 16 streams, seven wet weather conveyances (WWC), and four wetlands. Horizontal directional drilling is proposed for stream and wetland crossings and WWCs will be crossed using open-cut trenching. The treated effluent force main outfall will be a Class 56 Ductile Iron Pipe 18’’x14’’concentric reducer and is proposed to be located in the Mississippi River between River Mile M768 and M769. The public hearing has been rescheduled for May 30, 2019, at Dyersburg State Community College.

APRIL 9

  • MMXIX-014 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).
  • NRS19.066 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to impact two streams while improving State Route 5 and constructing an access road to provide improved access to the future site for “Project Phoenix”/Tyson Foods in Gibson County. Stream impacts include 259 feet of encapsulation, 313 feet of rip rap, and 139 feet of stream length loss. Stream impacts will be offset through purchase of 429 compensatory mitigation credits from the Tennessee Stream Mitigation Program’s North Hatchie Obion Service Area.

APRIL 4

  • M2019-06 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunities for Individual NPDES Permits, Mining Unit.

APRIL 2

  • NRS19.053 - River Marine Service, Inc. proposes to construct a barge terminal and fleeting facility with conveyor system near Cumberland City on the left bank of the Cumberland River at River Mile 104.5 in Stewart County. The facility would receive and transport dry goods such as gypsum and sand. Impacts include tree removal and rip rap installation along approximately 200 feet of bank and installation of five deadmen anchors.   The fleeting area and spud barge along approximately 1,000 feet of river bank would be floating facilities that extend riverward up to 100 feet.
  • NRS18.222 - LeConte Cleveland, LLC proposes construction of a commercial development that will require the encapsulation of 1,069 feet of an unnamed tributary to South Mouse Creek (Cleveland, Bradley County). The applicant proposes to offset lost resource value through compensatory mitigation.
  • MMXIX-013 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).
  • NRS19.045 - The Tennessee Mitigation Fund proposes to re-establish approximately 46.86 acres and enhance approximately 3.14 acres of soy bean fields to an ecologically diverse forested wetland just outside of the city limits of Memphis (Shelby County). These activities will improve wildlife habitat, increase flood storage, and reduce nutrient loading from nearby lands.

MARCH 29

MARCH 26

  • MMXIX-012 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).
  • TNB000000 - Notice of Public Hearing - The State proposes to reissue the General State Operation Permit for the Land Application of Non-Exceptional Quality Biosolids. The permit language has been updated and modified to align more closely with Rule 0400-40-15 Biosolids Management. (Draft Permit and Rationale)
  • NRS19.021 - One Vision Properties, LLC proposes to fill 0.27 acres of wetland, and install bottomless culverts (total length 65 feet), a storm water detention pond, and a road and water line crossing of a Lick Branch in support of construction of the Abington Farms Subdivision (Hamilton County). Compensation for wetland impacts will be accomplished through purchase of 0.54 credits from the Sequatchie Valley Wetlands Mitigation Bank.
  • NRS19.024 - Fort Campbell Military Reservation proposes construction of a ramp, high-water access structures, road widening, and staging area and outlet ditches that require the placement of fill in 1.74 acres of wetland near the Lock C Access Road along the Cumberland River/Lake Barkely (Montgomery County). Compensatory wetland mitigation is proposed with the purchase of 3.5 credits from the Tennessee Mitigation Fund.

MARCH 22

MARCH 20

  • NRS15.041MOD - The Tennessee Department of Transportation is proposing to construct a section of State Route 397 (Mack Hatcher Parkway) from south of State Route 96 to east of State Route 106 in Williamson County. The length of this proposed project is approximately 3.627 miles. The road will cross three streams and impact seven wetlands with a cumulative impact on approximately 733 linear feet of stream. These impacts will be offset through a combination of on-site mitigation and a permittee responsible mitigation site at Fly Park in Williamson County. Seven wetlands will be permanently impacted by fill during construction. These impacts, totaling 0.517 acres, will be offset at the Harpeth Wetland Mitigation Bank. Additional activity associated with this project will be a 19-span steel and concrete girder bridge and utility lines crossing the Harpeth River at two locations.
  • NRS18.284 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to impact three streams in order to widen Walton Ferry Road/Old Shackle Island Road to two 12-foot travel lanes divided by a 12-foot center turn lane. The project will include four stream crossings over unnamed tributaries to Old Hickory Lake. Impacts totaling 238 debits will be offset by purchasing credits from the Cumberland River Compact in the Middle Cumberland River service area.

MARCH 19

  • NRS18.288 - The State of Tennessee Department of General Services proposes to install an 18’’diameter trunk line for approximately 8.7 miles and install an outfall structure in the Mississippi River. The trunk line will begin near the intersection of Highway 59 and Jamestown Road near Gilt Edge (Tipton County) and terminate in the Mississippi River. Proposed waterbody crossings are 16 streams, seven wet weather conveyances (WWC), and four wetlands. Horizontal directional drilling is proposed for stream and wetland crossings and WWCs will be crossed using open-cut trenching. The treated effluent force main outfall will be a Class 56 Ductile Iron Pipe 18’’x14’’concentric reducer and is proposed to be located in the Mississippi River between River Mile M768 and M769.
  • NRS19.030 - The City of Memphis proposes the installation of approximately 11,000 feet of 54-inch gravity sewer line west of the Loosahatchie River to Thomas Street in northern Memphis (Shelby County) resulting in temporary impacts to 1.12 acres of wetland, 55 feet of stream, and 374 feet of wet weather conveyance.
  • MMXIX-011 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).

MARCH 15

  • NR19MS.003 - O-N Minerals Company proposes activities for sinkhole repair in Flat Creek in Union County (associated with the Carmeuse Lime & Stone - Luttrell Operations)

MARCH 13

  • NRS17.260MOD - The Tennessee Department of Transportation is proposing to modify an existing permit to increase impacts to water features and switch mitigation from permittee responsible to mitigation through the Cumberland River Compact In-Lieu Fee program. This activity will impact three streams and two wetlands within the Stones River Watershed. Permanent aquatic resource impacts totaling 1,145 linear feet will be offset through on-site stream replacement and payment to the Cumberland River Compact (1,648 debits for 824 linear feet of aquatic resource losses).

MARCH 12

  • MMXIX-010 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).
  • NRS19.031 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to encapsulate two streams for a total of 188 linear feet to widen State Route 115 from Woodson Drive to North of Cherokee Trail in Knox County. Mitigation will be provided to offset unavoidable impacts to streams by purchasing 380 credits from the Shady Valley Mitigation Bank.

MARCH 11

MARCH 8

  • M2019-05 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunities for Individual NPDES Permits, Mining Unit.

MARCH 5

  • NRS19.004 - The Hamilton County Department of Education proposes to install an aluminum structural plate pipe arch and headwalls, impacting approximately 58 feet of Johnson Branch (Hamilton County). The applicant has coordinated with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to conduct stream sweeps for the state-threatened Chickamauga Crayfish. In-stream construction activities will be prohibited from October 1 through May 31.
  • NRS18.095 Modification – The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to change the location of a previously authorized culvert crossing on Knob Creek (Knox County). The proposed culvert will result in 51 feet of encapsulation, 51 feet of stream length loss, 57 feet of stream realignment, and 22 linear feet of hard armoring at the culvert outlet. The net increase in impacts to Stream 5 will result in the need to provide additional stream credits through the purchase of 68 stream bank credits from the Shady Valley Mitigation Bank.
  • NRS18.036 - Rob Horton (Tennessee Home Sites) proposes to fill 0.35 acres of wetland and encapsulate 121 linear feet of an unnamed tributary to Honey Run, an Exceptional Tennessee Water, to accommodate a residential development in White House (Robertson County). As compensation, the applicant proposes to purchase 0.70 wetland in-lieu fee credits from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources, Tennessee Mitigation Fund Lower Cumberland Service Area (TWF), and preserve 0.98 acres of wetland and 1,043 linear feet of stream on-site.
  • MMXIX-009 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).

MARCH 1

FEBRUARY 27

  • WLS0000260 - Temporary Emergency Permit – Underground Injection Control issued to Water and Wastewater Authority of Wilson County.
  • MMXIX-008 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).

FEBRUARY 26

  • NRS16.190Mod - Tom Roden proposes to replace on-site stream mitigation (Wilson County) with the purchase of in-lieu fee stream credits to compensate for authorized stream impacts to Middle Fork Cedar Creek.
  • NRS18.229 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to impact Germany Creek (Perry County) by rip rap-lining the channel bed for 50 linear feet and installing an energy dissipator at the outlet of a culvert. The culvert has a large scour pool at the downstream end that requires stabilization.
  • NRS18.270 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to impact Booker Hollow (Lewis County) by rip rap-lining the channel bed and banks for 150 linear feet and installing an energy dissipator at the outlet of the culvert. The culvert has a large scour pool at the downstream end that requires stabilization.
  • HUC06010108-Nolichucky River - The Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for E. coli in the Nolichucky River Watershed is now available for review.

FEBRUARY 22

FEBRUARY 19

  • NRS19.003 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to impact 213 feet of three streams in order to improve Genesco Parkway. The project will include two stream crossings over unnamed tributaries to South Fork Cedar Creek (Wilson County). Impacts totaling 213 debits will be offset by purchasing credits from the Cumberland River Compact in the Middle Cumberland River service area.
  • MMXIX-007 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).

FERBRUARY 15

FEBRUARY 12

NRS18.221 - Heritage Development, LLC proposes to construct a residential development that will require the permanent placement of fill in 0.136 acres of wetland, temporary impacts to 1.33 acres of wetland, and widening of Pinson Lane requiring two crossings of Empson Branch in Robertson County.

NRS18.282 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to impact 121 linear feet of Fall Branch (Washington County) and permanently impact 0.063 acres of wetland while improving 0.8 miles of SR-93 through Fall Branch from north of Davis Road to north of Fire Hall Road. Stream impacts will be offset by purchasing 121 compensatory mitigation credits from the Shady Valley Mitigation Bank.

MMXIX-006 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).
 

FEBRUARY 8

  • M2019-04 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunities for Individual NPDES Permits, Mining Unit.

FEBRUARY 5

  • MMXIX-005 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).
  • NRS18.185 - Three Oaks Development LLC proposes to place fill in 0.45 acres of wetland for a residential development in Murfreesboro (Rutherford County). The applicant proposes to offset lost resource value through compensatory mitigation.
  • NRS18.281 - Fairfield Glade Community Club (FGCC) is proposing to dredge portions of eleven lakes within the FGCC property. The lakes are maintained and operated by FGCC for the recreational use of the community. The purpose of the dredging is to remove silt and organic material from tributary embayments.
  • NRS19.008 - The Tennessee Valley Authority proposes to impact 0.13 acres of wetland and 25 linear feet of reservoir shore to construct a new process water basin and associated outfall. Permanent wetland impacts will be offset by purchasing 0.26 credits from Tennessee Mitigation Fund’s Lower Tennessee River Service Area.

FEBRUARY 1

JANUARY 29

  • NRS18.228 - White House Village Apartments (White House, Sumner County) proposes to excavate approximately 2,700 cubic yards of sediment from a pond to conduct maintenance along the pond berm.
  • NRS19.010 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has placed rip rap along approximately 2,900 linear feet of the Dyer County Little Levee of Island 18 of the Mississippi River at River Mile 837. Levee toe replacement and side reinforcement are needed due to loss of the levee toe and bank sloughing as a result of recent erosion. This permit was issued as an Emergency Permit but is still open for public comment.
  • NRS19.012 - Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to impact two tributaries to Bakers Branch and one wetland to widen State Route 128 between Pyburn Drive and Airport Road in Hardin County. Permanent impacts will occur to 190 linear feet of stream, 0.235 acres of wetland will be temporarily impacted and 0.473 acres of wetland will be permanently impacted. Permanent wetland impacts will be offset by debiting 0.946 acres of credits from Beech River Wetland Mitigation Bank. Stream impacts will be offset by purchasing 190 credits from Center Point Mitigation Bank.
  • NRS19.014 - The Development Corporation of Knox County proposes to construct a business park that will require the placement of fill in 0.49 acres of wetland in Knox County. The applicant proposes to offset lost resource value through compensatory mitigation.
  • MMXIX-004 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).

JANUARY 25

JANUARY 22

  • MMXIX-003 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).
  • NRS18.237 - Aleksey Melnikov proposes to fill 0.24 acres of wetland to accommodate a residential development in Cleveland, Tennessee (Bradley County). The applicant proposes to purchase 0.48 wetland mitigation credits from The Tennessee Wildlife Federation, Tennessee Mitigation Program, Southeast Service Area to offset unavoidable wetland impacts.

JANUARY 18

JANUARY 15

  • Notice of Public Hearing to receive comments on the reissuance of NPDES Permits TN0020711 and TN0020729 issued to the City of Memphis authorizing the discharge of treated municipal wastewater to miles 738.8 and 725 of the Mississippi River.
  • NRS17.299 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to replace a bridge on State Route 69 over Doe Creek near the Hardin/Decatur County line. Approximately 31.25 linear feet of Doe Creek and 0.334 acres of wetland will be permanently impacted. TDOT proposes to purchase 0.668 credits from the Beech River Wetland Mitigation Bank to offset wetland impacts. 
  • NRS18.278 - Matthew Hancock proposes to remove gravel from a gravel bar on his property along Clear Fork Creek for use in road construction. Gravel may not be mined or excavated from the streambed, and excavation may not extend below the water level or into the streambed.
  • MMXIX-002 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).

JANUARY 11

JANUARY 9

  • Notice of Decision for Individual Permit NR18MS.006 - Kopper Glo Mining LLC continued monitoring of mitigation previously constructed at Davis Creek Area 4.

JANUARY 8

  • NRS18.274 - New Johnsonville Harbor, LLC proposes 9,900 cubic yards of maintenance dredging of a cove in the Tennessee River near New Johnsonville (Humphreys County) to restore boat access to docks. Dredged sediments will be placed in an upland disposal area and seeded with native vegetation.
  • NRS18.279 - MRW Environmental, LLC proposes to establish a wetland mitigation bank. It will consist of the re-establishment of 15.15 acres of former wetland and rehabilitate 4.04 acres of herbaceous wetland in Scott County.
  • MMXIX-001 -  Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).

JANUARY 2

  • NRS18.258 - John L. Hatcher proposes to construct 340 feet of rip rap revetment on the bank of Blue Creek on the applicant’s property in Humphreys County. A 35 foot vegetative buffer is proposed along the length of the revetment.

State Revolving Fund Program

Current Categorical Exclusions  
Applicant Project Issue Date Comment Period End
City of Chattanooga CW7 2019-428 & SRF 2019-429 Pump Station/Interceptor Replacements and I/I Correction 01/09/2019 02/11/2019
Figure 1 - Project Area
Categorical Exclusion Determination Letter
Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority
SRF 2018-413 Sanitary Sewer Evaluation Study 01/03/2019 02/03/2019
Figure 1 - Study Area
Current Finding of No Significant Impact Statements / Environmental Assessments
Applicant Project Issue Date Comment Period End
Cleveland CW72019 -431 Collection System Expansion March 11, 2019 April 11, 2019
Figure 1 - Cleveland Facilities Planning Area
Figure 2 - Project Area
Humboldt SRF 2018-411, CW7 209-432 & SRF 2019-433 February 8, 2019 March 8, 2019
Figure 1 - Planning Region
Figure 2 - Project Location
Smyrna CG7 2019-423 Facilities Plan February 4, 2019 March 4, 2019
Project Location
Humboldt DW6 2019-213, 214 & 215 Facilities Plan February 4, 2019 March 1, 2019
Figure 1 - Planning Region
Figure 2 - Project Area

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