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Notice of Public Hearing

The Tennessee Division of Water Resources will hold a public hearing regarding an application for a water quality permit (NRS17.061 to StarLink Logistics, Inc.) to excavate sediments from the bed of Arrow Lake, an impoundment of Sugar Creek approximately 2½ miles south of Mount Pleasant (Maury County).

October 23, 2018
5:00 p.m. - Informational Session
6:00 p.m. - Formal Public Hearing
Mount Pleasant City Hall, 100 Public Square, Mount Pleasant, TN 38474

Public Notice Document

Public Notices

OCTOBER 2018

OCTOBER 18

  • M2018-17 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunities for Individual NPDES Permits, Mining Section.

OCTOBER 16

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

OCTOBER 12

OCTOBER 5

OCTOBER 9

  • NRS18.019 - Davidson County Metro Water Services proposes to replace 15,000 linear feet of gravity-fed sewer line resulting in temporary impacts to five wetlands and eight streams in the Hurricane Creek watershed (Davidson/Rutherford County). An additional 323 feet of rip rap will be added to three streams as part of this project.
  • NRS18.192 - Mr. Charles Nash proposes to construct 340 feet of riprap revetment on Lick Creek in Hickman County. Previous bank stabilization included 150 feet of revetment and five jetties. The total length of revetment will total 490 feet.
  • NRS18.211 - The Town of Pittman Center proposes to construct a 120 foot long modular block retaining wall along the banks of the Little Pigeon River (Sevier County) to reinforce failing banks along Hills Creek Road. Bank stabilization is necessary in order to conduct road repairs. 
  • NRS18.214 - The Beech River Watershed Development Agency proposes to stabilize approximately 984 feet of shoreline 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 for 677 feet and rock filled gabion baskets for 207 feet. The remaining 100 feet of timber wall will be left in place. Riprap will be placed fronting this section to provide long term protection. 
  • MMXVIII-040 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).

SEPTEMBER 2018

SEPTEMBER 27

  • M2018-16 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunities for Individual NPDES Permits, Mining Section.

SEPTEMBER 26

  • MMXVIII-038 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).

SEPTEMBER 25

  • NRS18.158 - The West Tennessee River Basin Authority proposes to conduct stream restoration along approximately 5,000 linear feet of Cane Creek in Jackson (Madison County).     
  • NRS18.200 - In support of developing a borrow pit, the Tennessee Valley Authority proposes to install a 120-foot culvert with four-foot headwalls along an unnamed tributary of Newton Lake Creek (Sumner County).   

SEPTEMBER 21

SEPTEMBER 18

  • NRS18.119 - Century Farms proposes to impact 420 linear feet of an unnamed tributary to Collins Creek and fill 1.34 acres of wetland for the construction of a multi-use development in Nashville, Davidson County.
  • NRS18.138 - Jeffrey Bond proposes to encapsulate 150 linear feet of a tributary to Big Creek Campbell County) for the construction of a parking lot. The culvert will be a 36 inch diameter pipe and tie in to the existing culvert under West Forrest Street.
  • NRS18.175 - The Tellico Christian Community is proposing to install a rock v-weir in the Tellico River in coordination with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to provide water for agricultural use at the Tellico Christian Community farms. A water wheel will also be installed at the left (downstream) bank to lift water at a maximum withdrawal rate of approximately 30 gallons per minute. Pumping will occur from May to October.
  • NRS16.170 - Travis McCroskey proposes to construct a riprap revetment on 164 feet of river bank of the French Broad River downstream of Douglas Dam in Sevier County. This is additional to previously placed riprap that will total about one-thousand feet.
  • MMXVIII-037 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).

SEPTEMBER 14

SEPTEMBER 13

  • M2018-15 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunities for Individual NPDES Permits, Mining Section.

SEPTEMBER 11

  • NRS18.208 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to improve Hogan Road and Sanker Drive and construct a new road to connect the two sections for 6,180 feet of roadway improvements. Permanent impacts will occur to 522 linear feet of stream and 0.190 acres of wetland. Temporary impacts will occur to 0.120 acres of wetland. Wetland impacts will be offset by debiting 0.38 acres of credits from the Swamp Road Wetland Mitigation Bank. Stream impacts will be offset by purchasing 498 credits from an in lieu fee program managed by the Cumberland River Compact.
  • MMXVIII-036 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).

SEPTEMBER 4

  • NRS18.023 - The Knoxville Utilities Board proposes to install a 740 linear foot 24-inch diameter ductile iron pipe force main across the Tennessee River using a conventional marine cut and cover method. The current 24-inch diameter flexible joint iron pipe does not meet the projected future capacity needs of 10.2 million gallons per day.
  • NRS17.153 (modification) - The Tennessee Department of Transportation is proposing to modify their existing ARAP permit to impact an additional 0.7 acres of Wetland 4 in order to relocate a private sewer line from the west side of State Route 14 to the east side. The impact will be offset through the restoration of 1.4 acres at the Millington Wetland Mitigation Site.
  • MMXVIII-035 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).

AUGUST 2018

AUGUST 30

  • NRS18.155 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes construction of Interstate 69 along a new alignment beginning 0.2 miles south of SR-5 (US-51) and extending to 0.2 miles south of US-45W, permanently impacting 2.556 acres of wetland and 3,123 linear feet of stream. The applicant proposes to offset all permanent losses to the impacted streams’ existing water resource values by purchasing 2,143 credits from the Tennessee Stream Mitigation Program’s North Obion Service Area and offset wetland impacts by purchasing 5.11 credits from Obion Wetland Mitigation Bank.

AUGUST 28

  • NRS17.250 - George Johnson proposes to stabilize 1,200 linear feet of shoreline on Douglas Reservoir (Jefferson County) using hard armoring, bank sloping, and vegetation. A riparian corridor will be planted in areas without a corridor, and the riparian corridor will be preserved for the life of the project in areas where a corridor exists.
  • NRS18.131 - The City of Bristol has applied for a permit to construct 15,800 linear feet of 36-inch sewer trunk line which will involve eleven crossings of Cedar Creek and Beaver Creek (Sullivan County). The purpose of the work is to replace an existing degraded sewer line.
  • NRS18.191 - The Tennessee Valley Authority proposes to discharge 0.30 acres of fill to a 1.485 acre wetland for the construction of a new outfall along Old Hickory Reservoir in Gallatin (Sumner County).
  • NRS18.199 - Victor Banker proposes to place fill in 0.45 acres of wetland for hotel construction in Joelton (Davidson County).
  • MMXVIII-034 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).

AUGUST 24

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



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