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Water Notices and Hearings

August 5, 2019

The following proposed new rules and amendments were placed on public notice in May, a public hearing was held in July and comments were accepted by the division through July 25th. :

Below are all comments received during the public notice period. The division is currently reviewing all comments and will publish a response to comments when complete. 

Advanced Drainage Systems City of Maryville Metro Nashville TN Department of Transportation
Aqua Green City of Memphis Multiple Environmental Groups  TN Environmental Council
Buckhart Horn City of Murfreesboro Multiple Environmental Groups TN Farm Bureau
City of Bartlett City of Murfreesboro Newport Utilities TN Municipal League
City of Bartlett  City of Oak Ridge Northeast Tennessee Stormwater Planning Group TN Public Utility Commission
City of Bristol Consolidated Utility District Packaging Corporation of America TN Sierra Club
City of Chattanooga Contech Engineered Solutions Southeast Environmental Engineering TN Stormwater Association
City of Chattanooga Eastman Chemical Company Southern Environmental Law Center TN Valley Authority
City of Clarksville EcoStruct TN Association of Utility Districts TN Wastewater Industry Group
City of Cookeville EnSafe TN Chamber of Commerce & Industry TN Water Advisory Council
City of Cookeville EnSafe TN Chamber of Commerce & Industry TN Water Advisory Council
City of Elizabethton Fulghum MacIndoe & Associates TN Clean Water Network UT Scientists
City of Franklin Hamilton County TN Department of Agriculture UT Water & Wastewater Engineering
City of Johnson City Home Builders Association TN Department of Agriculture Water Authority of Dickson County
City of Kingsport Integrated Resource Management Inc Division of Water Resources Watts Bar Utility District
City of Kingsport Knox County Division of Water Resources Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions
City of Lakeland Map Engineers Division of Water Resources Aqua Shield

The draft 2020 List of Impaired and Threatened Waters in Tennessee is now available for public review and comments. This document, developed by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, compiles waterbody segments that violate one or more water quality criteria, or are documented as threatened by pollutants.

Comments on the draft will be accepted through February 14, 2020. (Please send comments to Gregory.Denton@tn.gov)

To further facilitate public review and comments, a public hearing has been scheduled.

Thursday, January 2, 2020
3rd Floor Multi-Media Room
William R. Snodgrass, TN Tower
312 Rosa Parks Avenue
Nashville, TN 37243

The hearing will be simultaneously video-conferenced at all TDEC field offices, so the public may also attend remotely in various parts of the state.

Please see the public notice document for additional information regarding times, locations and accommodations.
 

The Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for E. coli in the Sequatchie River Watershed is now available for public review and comment. 

Comments on the above TMDL may be submitted directly by using this FORM through December 10, 2019.

The following is now available for public review and comment:

This guidance outlines the regulations, legal definitions, and general concepts involved in hydrologic determinations (HDs) while providing guidance on how to consistently and accurately determine the jurisdictional status of water features in Tennessee, utilizing scientifically based principles and applicable State and Federal rules and regulations.

Please submit comments to Jonathon.Burr@tn.gov, no later than Friday, November 15th.

NOVEMBER 12

  • MMXIX-045 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).

NOVEMBER 8

  • M2019-017 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunities for Individual NPDES Permits, Mining Unit.
  • NRS19.088 - Applicant proposes placement of fill in 3.78 acres of jurisdictional wetland for the construction of a multimodal transportation terminal on the Cumberland River (Cheatham County) adjacent to Arcosa Marine. The applicant also proposes 66 feet of stream crossing and 40 feet of span bridge on an unnamed stream and 730 feet of bank stabilization on the Cumberland River. Compensatory wetland mitigation is proposed through purchase of credits from two mitigation banks.

NOVEMBER 5

  • NRS18.286 - Logistic Services, Inc. proposes to construct a multi-modal terminal facility impacting 4.31 acres of wetland and 1,157 linear feet of stream on the Cumberland River near Thompson Road in Ashland City (Cheatham County). The project includes installation of five mooring dolpins and two crane pads, placement of 60 linear feet of rock rip rap along one bank of the Cumberland River, dredging of 6,403 cubic yards of sediment from the bed of the Cumberland River, and 632 linear feet of permanent and 275 linear feet of temporary riparian tree removal along one bank of the river.
  • MMXIX-044 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).

 

OCTOBER 31

OCTOBER 29

  • NRS 18.215 - Metro Nashville Public Works proposes to encapsulate 60 linear feet of an unnamed tributary to White’s Creek and 130 linear feet of a wet weather conveyance for the installation of a sidewalk and a closed storm sewer system along West Hamilton Avenue in Nashville (Davidson County).

OCTOBER 22

  • MMXIX-042 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).
  • NRS19.138 - Cornerstone Development, LLC proposes to place fill in 2.6 acres of wetland and 313 feet of stream for a residential development near Joe B. Jackson Parkway in Rutherford County. Compensatory wetland mitigation is proposed with the purchase of 5.2 credits from the Tennessee Mitigation Fund and compensatory stream mitigation is proposed with the purchase of 313 steam credits from the Cumberland River Compact.

OCTOBER 16

  • M2019-16 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunities for Individual NPDES Permits, Mining Unit.

OCTOBER 15

  • MMXIX-041 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).

OCTOBER 8

  • NRS19.210 - Seefried Properties proposes to culvert 1,186 linear feet of a Miscellaneous Tributary to the Loosahatchie River in order to construct additional lanes of New Allen Road for access to a warehouse facility. The stream currently flows through a concrete-lined channel within the median of New Allen Road.
  • NRS19.212 - Jessie Davis proposes to install 570 linear feet of half-bank rip rap with bioengineering on the north bank of Jones Creek (Dickson County) and install and permanently protect a 3,420 foot x 35 foot wide riparian buffer.
  • MMXIX-040 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).

OCTOBER 4

OCTOBER 1

  • NRS19.193 - Hardin Landing, LLC proposes to stabilize approximately 3,000 feet of actively eroding bank on the Tennessee River at mile 187.2 using boulder revetment. Boulder-sized rock, typically 18” to 24” or larger, would be placed on the riverbank at angle of repose, beginning at the toe of the bank and extending to a height just below the top of the bank.    
  • MMXIX-039 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).
SEPTEMBER 26
  • NR19MS.001 - This permit for Davis Creek Energy, LLC, authorizes stream and wetland alterations associated with a surface coal mine near the Cotula community in Campbell County, Tennessee ( Area 6).
SEPTEMBER 25
  • M2019-15 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunities for Individual NPDES Permits, Mining Unit.
SEPTEMBER 24
  • MMXIX-038 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).
SEPTEMBER 20
SEPTEMBER 17
  • MMXIX-037 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).
SEPTEMBER 10
  • MMXIX-036 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).
  • NRS19.084 - The Salem Land Company proposes to fill 2.31 acres of wetland east of the intersection of Pusher Place and Salem Pike (SR 99) for residential development in Rutherford County. The applicant proposes to offset lost resource value through compensatory mitigation.
SEPTEMBER 6
SEPTEMBER 4
  • M2019-14 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunities for Individual NPDES Permits, Mining Unit.
 
SEPTEMBER 3
  • NRS19.164 - Somera Road, Inc. proposes to divert 210 linear feet of open concrete-lined channel into a four-sided box culvert and reroute 315 linear feet of stream (Gayoso Bayou) in Memphis (Shelby County) to allow development of mixed-use buildings. The proposed new stream length is 550 linear feet.
  • NRS19.113 - Edward Nall proposes to stabilize approximately 100 feet of shoreline on Watts Bar Resevoir. The stabilization activities will employ a series of best management practices to result in de minims degradation. Riprap will be approximately 18’’-24’’ and geotextile material will not be used. The rock will be placed in a manner to establish an angle of repose and there will be no bank shaping; this will allow for interstitial spaces along the stabilized shoreline. For 22 feet on each end of the riprap, joint planting and live staking will be used in combination with the riprap. The riparian buffer will not be disturbed.
  • MMXIX-035 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).

 

AUGUST 30

AUGUST 27

  • NRS19.119 - The City of Lakeland (Shelby County) proposes to install approximately 15,797 feet of 42-inch sewer line for connection to an existing wastewater treatment facility. Installation will result in temporary impacts to six wetlands (up to 3.28 acres of total impact) and 698 feet of streambeds (trench and re-fill to original form). No blasting will occur during this project. Wetlands and streams will be restored to original conditions following sewer line installation.
  • NRS19.126 - Saint George’s Episcopal Church proposes to construct a 34 foot wide span bridge over a tributary to Richland Creek and impact 20 feet of stream bank for the construction of a storm water outfall. The applicant proposes to purchase 4.9 functional feet of credits from an in lieu fee program managed by the Cumberland River Compact in the Lower Cumberland River Service area as compensatory mitigation.
  • NRS19.165 - McQuest Properties proposes to fill 0.09 acres of wetland and 0.34 acres of pond to allow for the development of a distribution warehouse on an approximate 96 acre site. The applicant proposes compensatory mitigation by purchasing 0.86 credits from the Tennessee Mitigation Fund in the Middle Cumberland River Service Area.
  • NRS19.176 - Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC proposes to alter approximately 42,224 linear feet of Mud Creek and its tributaries in the Wartburg area of Morgan County. The existing stream channels within the approximately 893-acre project area are proposed for restoration using natural channel design, preservation, and reestablishment to restore the ecological function of the existing highly degraded aquatic resources in support of developing the Mud Creek Mitigation Bank. Of the 42,224 linear feet, 22,963 linear feet will be preserved, 18,944 linear feet will be restored, and 317 linear feet will be reestablished.
  • NRS19.187 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to complete work currently authorized by NRS14.086 from SR-61 in Harriman to South of Whetstone Road. Remaining authorized impacts include 1,376 feet of channel relocation, outfall end-wall, rip rap pad installation and concrete ditch construction on the Little Emory River in Roane and Morgan County.
  • MMXIX-034 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).

AUGUST 23

AUGUST 20

  • MMXIX-033 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).

AUGUST 16

AUGUST 14

M2019-13 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunities for Individual NPDES Permits, Mining Unit.

AUGUST 13

  • MMXIX-032 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).
  • NRS19.022 - Andrew Ostrowski proposes to dredge approximately 1,300 cubic yards of Pages Branch (Davidson County) and stabilize approximately 80 feet of shoreline with hard armor to the top of bank in order to construct a gangway structure. Existing vegetation will remain and additional planting of native species will be implemented to further stabilize the stream bank.
  • NRS19.093 - The Grainger County Highway Department proposes to construct riprap stream bank stabilization near Beech Grove Road along 696 feet of stream at six locations on an unnamed tributary to Notchy Creek in Grainger County. The work is associated with the Natural Resource Conservation Service Emergency Watershed Protection program.
  • NRS19.137 - David Bates proposes to install approximately 660 feet of half-bank rip rap with bioengineering on the banks of the Duck River near Tottys Bend Road in Duck River, TN (Hickman County) to prevent continued bank erosion. A riparian buffer of approximately 3,960 feet will be provided, and in-stream construction will be prohibited between March 1st and July 1st to protect various state- and federally-listed species.
  • NRS 19.145 - Blue Ridge Waterways, Inc. proposes to establish a compensatory stream mitigation bank in Sumner County. The applicant proposes varying stream restoration and stream creation treatments along two unnamed Tributaries to West Fork Drakes Creek.
  • NRS19.149 - Charles Turner and Charles Schuiten, Jr. propose to construct an approximately 90 foot x 5 foot seawall on Watts Bar Reservoir near Spring City (Rhea County) to prevent continued erosion that is endangering a house. Natural vegetation will be maintained on the remainder of the property.

AUGUST 9

AUGUST 7

  • NRS19.124 - Permit Public Notice and Notice of Public Hearing - McCrory Lane Partners, LLC proposes to de-water and fill an inactive quarry located at 7848 McCrory Lane Nashville, Tennessee, 37221 in Davidson County. The purpose of the project is to eliminate a public safety risk and prepare the site for construction and development. 

AUGUST 6

  • NRS18.214 Modification - The Beech River Watershed Development Agency proposes to extend a bank stabilization project an additional 900 feet, fronting picnic and swimming beach recreation facilities on the Beech Dam Reservoir in Lexington (Henderson County). The existing vertical timber wall will be removed for 884 feet of shoreline and backfilled with riprap. This is a modification to an existing permit.
  • NRS19.035 - Panattoni Development Company proposes to construct a new industrial facility within the Beckwith Farms Industrial Park. Approximately 1,140 linear feet of Rutland Branch will be filled for the construction of warehouse distribution facility. To offset stream impacts, the stream will be replaced on-site at a length of approximately 1,341 linear feet. Two wet weather conveyances and 0.02 acres of wetlands are proposed to be filled. Impacts to wetlands are de minimis.
  • MMXIX-031 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).
  • Permit Public Notice and Notice of Public Hearing for the issuance of NPDES Permit TN0025488 to the Town of Watertown for operation of the wastewater treatment plant. 

AUGUST 2

State Revolving Fund Program

Document Draft Issuance Date Comment Period End Date
     
Current Categorical Exclusions
Applicant Project Issue Date Comment Period End
City of Lebanon Water Storage Tank Project 11-05-2019 12-12-2019
Loan No. DW7 2019-217
Categorical Exclusion Determination
Categorical Exclusion Transmittal Letter
Project Area Map
Johnson City Lower Brush Creek Interceptor Improvements  10-25-2019 11-25-2019
Loan No. SRF2020-441
Categorical Exclusion Determination
Categorical Exclusion Transmittal Letter
Project Area Map
Current Finding of No Significant Impact Statements / Environmental Assessments
Applicant Project Issue Date Comment Period End
Westmoreland SRF2018-403 9/12/2019 10/31/2019

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