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Rulemaking

Notice of Rulemaking Hearing 

On Tuesday, August 28, 2018, the Tennessee Oil and Gas Program, Division of Water Resources will be holding a public hearing* in order to receive comments regarding proposed amendments to the following:

Comments on the amendments to RULE CHAPTER 0400-52-01 & 0400-54-01 will be accepted through September 14, 2018 and should be submitted to Michael.K.Burton@tn.gov.

*Notice: The video conference location for the Knoxville Environmental Field Office has changed. Those in the knoxville area wishing to attend the hearing may do so at:

TDEC Oak Ridge Environmental Field Office
Grand Conference Room
761 Emory Valley Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Public Participation Opportunities

Notice of Public Hearing

The Division of Water Resources will be holding a public hearing in order to receive comments on the revocation of the General Aquatic Resource Alteration Permit for the Alteration of Wet Weather Conveyances and for proposed revisions to the following General Aquatic Resource Alteration Permits:

Wednesday August 29 at 1:00 CDT at TDEC offices in Nashville, Oak Ridge, and Jackson. (Please see public notice document for more details)

Comments on the above changes will be accepted through September 9, 2018, and should be submitted to water.permits@tn.gov.


Water Quality Data Request

The 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 List of Impaired and Threatened Waters in Tennessee and other water body assessments. The Division is specifically requesting water quality data from the Group 1 watersheds wich are:

Watershed Name Hydrologic Unit Code
Conasauga River 03150101
Harpeth River 05130204
Watauga River 06010103
Watts Bar Lake 06010201
Emory River 06010208
Ocoee River 06020003
Wheeler Lake 06030002
Pickwick Lake 06030005
South Fork Forked Deer River 08010205
Nonconnah Creek 08010211

To be incorporated into the process, data must be submitted to Gregory.Denton@tn.gov by September 4, 2018.  Please see the public notice document for more details. 



Public Notices

AUGUST 2018

AUGUST 21

  • M2018-14 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunities for Individual NPDES Permits, Mining Section.
  • NRS18.039 - Mr. David Laut is applying for a Navigation Permit in support of a new deck to be constructed on Reelfoot Lake in Samburg, Tennessee.
  • NRS18.150 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to fill 0.033 acres of wetlands, eliminate two linear feet of stream, hard armor 66 linear feet of stream, encapsulate 120 linear feet of stream, relocate and replace 250 linear feet of stream, and extend a bridge deck and piers impacting 226 linear feet of stream for improvements to I-40 in Wilson County. No mitigation is required for wetlands because impacts are de minimis. Mitigation for streams will occur through the purchase of credits from the Cumberland River Compact Stream In-Lieu Fee Mitigation Program.
  • MMXVIII-033 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).

AUGUST 17

AUGUST 14

  • MMXVIII-032 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).
  • NRS18.130 - Regal Homes proposes to remove fill material from approximately 1.66 acres of wetland previously authorized under NRS 05.449. In addition, the 2.20 acres of original wetland will be replanted and monitored.
  • NRS18.181 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to encapsulate an additional 139 linear feet of stream to extend an existing 127 linear foot box culvert for interchange safety improvements on I-26 near Johnson City (Washington County). Mitigation for 139 linear feet of stream impacts will occur at a higher ratio through the application of 278 pre-purchased stream credits from the Shady Valley Mitigation Bank. TDOT has demonstrated through due-diligence that mitigation in the HUC12 is not feasible and the Division has determined that an increased mitigation ratio is required to achieve in-system mitigation.
  • NRS18.027 - Santana Dredging Corporation proposes reauthorization of a permit for commercial dredging in the Tennessee River-Kentucky Lake in Decatur, Hardin, Perry, and Wayne Counties using a hydraulic dredge to remove sand and gravel from the river bed for regional use in construction activities including asphalt and concrete.

AUGUST 10

AUGUST 7

  • NRS18.173 -  Tinsley Asphalt, LLC proposes to place fill 0.25 acres of  wetland and 0.27 acres of open water for the expansion of their  facilities in McMinnville, Warren County.
  • NRS18.193 - The Harpeth Valley Utilities District proposes to install approximately 11,430 feet of iron ductile pipe near Vaughn Road and Hillsboro Road (Williamson County) to increase drinking water supply and improve distribution. The pipe will cross the Little Harpeth River and unnamed tributaries using open-cut trench techniques in six locations.
  • MMXVIII-031 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).

AUGUST 3

AUGUST 1

  • Upper Duck River TMDL- The Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for E. coli in the Upper Duck River watershed is now available for review. 
  • Notice of Public Hearing for Aquatic Resource Alteration Permit NRS18.127 to the Tennessee Department of Transportation for proposed improvements to a section of State Route (SR) 96 from East of Arno Road to SR 252 (Wilson Pike) in Williamson County. 

JULY 2018

Note: A public hearing will be held for the above mentioned revisions to general permits. Please see notice of public hearing above, under Public Participation Opportunities

  • JULY 24
    • NRS17.234 - The Ames Plantation proposes to construct a 2,300 foot pilot channel to remove sand plugs and woody debris along a failed section of North Fork Creek (Grand Junction, Fayette County).
    • NRS18.103 - The City of Maryville proposes to encapsulate 333 linear feet (lf) of stream, span 220 lf of stream, and fill 3.1 acres of wetland. Wetland mitigation will occur on-site through permitee responsible 28 acres of wetland preservation and 1.6 acres of wetland enhancement. Stream mitigation will occur through 660 lf of on-site stream preservation and the purchase of 300 credits from the Tennessee Stream Mitigation Program in the Upper Tennessee Service Area.
    • MMXVIII-029 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program.
  • JULY 20
  • JULY 17
    •  NRS17.287 (Modification) - Wepfer Marine Inc. proposes annual dredging of approximately 41,500 cubic yards of sediment from McKellar Lake in front of its new barge loading facilities at 2821 Channel Avenue in Memphis (Shelby County). This is in addition to the relocation of floating dock facilities and bank stabilization authorized under NRS17.287. Dredged sediment will be disposed at the Shelby County Port Commission’s upland dredge disposal facility.
    • NRS18.156 - The West Tennessee River Basin Authority proposes to conduct stream restoration along the lower 2,600 feet of Moize Creek in Jackson (Madison County).
    • NRS18.157 - The West Tennessee River Basin Authority proposes to restore over 50,000 feet of White Oak Creek and its tributaries. An additional 15,720 feet will be incorporated into the currently channelized streams to optimize stream functions and stability, and reconnect stream and wetland habitats to base flows. Spoil material and dead timber will be used onsite to construct the new stream channels.
    • MMXVIII-028 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program.
  • JULY 13
  • JULY 12
    • M2018-12 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunities for Individual NPDES Permits, Mining Section.
  • JULY 11
    • MMXVIII-027 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program.
  • JULY 10
    • NRS17.061 - Starlink Logistics, Inc. proposes to excavate and remove sediment from Arrow Lake, an impoundment of Sugar Creek near Mt. Pleasant, in Maury County.
  • JULY 6
  • JULY 3
    • NRS17.313 - David Brown proposes to fill 0.249 acres of wetland for a Harley Davidson parking and rider training facility. The applicant will offset resource loss through on-site preservation of the remaining contiguous 2.49 acres of wetland.
    • NRS18.128 - The Hallsdale-Powell Utility District proposes to conduct open-cut trenching at 13 locations in Beaver Creek and two tributaries (Knox County) in support of installation of the Beaver Creek sewer interceptor project. Approximately 0.09 acres of wetlands will be temporarily impacted and returned to original grade with the soils excavated for placement of the sewer line.
    • NRS18.148 - Charlotte Neblett proposes to stabilize 120 linear feet of Little Bartons Creek with riprap. This is in follow-up to previously permitted activities now totaling 420 linear feet of riprap. A 35 foot riparian buffer will be planted and protected along the entire reach of stabilized streambank.
    • MMXVIII-026 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program

JUNE 2018

  • JUNE 29
  • JUNE 26
    • NRS15.355 - Summit Medical Group proposes to fill 292 linear feet of Fourth Creek (Knox County) and replace it with stable channel in order to preserve the structural integrity of a medical building and detention basin under threat from extensive erosion and migration of Fourth Creek. Approximately 500 linear feet of Fourth Creek, including the replacement channel, will be stabilized with a combination of practices along different segments to achieve project goals. Impacts will be reduced through in-system mitigation.
    • MMXVIII-025 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program
  • JUNE 22
  • JUNE 20
    • MMXVIII-024 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program
  • JUNE 19
    • NRS18.127 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to improve a section of State Route (SR) 96 from east of Arno Road to SR 252 (Wilson Pike) in Williamson County. Ten streams and one wetland will be impacted. Stream impacts will be offset by purchasing 1,896 credits from the Cumberland River Compact. The 0.033 acres of permanent wetland impact is considered de minimis and does not require compensatory mitigation.
  • JUNE 15
  • JUNE 13
    • MMXVIII-023 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program
  • JUNE 12
    • NRS17.175 - Goodall Inc. Builders proposes to install an irrigation line by digging a 4-foot wide by 4-foot deep trench across Station Camp Creek in support of Phase 11 of the Millstone subdivision in Sumner County. Once installed, the trench will be backfilled with native materials and banks will be stabilized with native vegetation. This is part of the subdivision’s common plan of development.
    • NRS18.134 - The Illinois Central Railroad Company proposes to construct the Fulton Drop table and tracks that will involve the placement of fill in approximately 0.92 acres of wetland, encapsulating 352 liner feet of stream, hard armoring 73 linear feet of stream at culvert inlets and outlets, and relocating 2,628 feet of small headwater stream channels into 2,477 linear feet of new channels in unnamed tributaries to Harris Fork Creek; South Fulton, Obion County. Impacts will be off-set through Compensatory stream mitigation with payment to the Tennessee Stream Mitigation Program (TSMP) and purchase of credits from the Gilmers Creek Wetland Mitigation Bank.
  • JUNE 8
  • JUNE 6
    • NRS18.099 - Star Land Company proposes to fill 0.43 acres of wetland as part of the Three Rivers single phase residential development in Rutherford County. Mitigation will occur through the purchase of credits at a 2:1 ratio from the Tennessee Wildlife Federation in-lieu fee program. 
    • NRS18.107 - Mr. David Robertson proposes to stabilize approximately 2,395 feet of lower bank on the Tennessee River near Morris Chapel (Hardin County) with rip rap and stabilize top of bank areas with vegetation. No bank shaping will be conducted. 
  • JUNE 5
    • MMXVIII-22 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program
  • JUNE 4
  • JUNE 1
    • Notice of Decision for Individual Permits (NPDES-Mining Unit)
    • NRS18.096 - CSX Transportation, Inc. proposes to replace a bridge along a mainline to meet current standards. The proposed bridge is 17 feet wide. Three temporary impacts will also occur in Clear Creek and an unnamed tributary. The Division has made a preliminary determination that the proposed activities will result in no more than de minimis degradation to water quality.



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