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Public Participation Opportunities

Upcoming Public Hearings & Meetings:

Each hearing or meeting listed below has a direct link to the online Meeting. Details on how to connect are included in the public notice document.  People who attend the hearing/meeting by phone and who are not able to register online will be given the opportunity to confirm their participation during the hearing. Your participation is appreciated.

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Date: Time: Permit/Rule: Public Notice: Virtual Link:
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Virtual Participation Instructions and Guidance

(For participation in public meetings/hearings through web conferencing)

Please note that you may also participate in public hearings by telephone. Call-in information for each hearing, as well as a number to call during the hearing for technical assistance, is provided in each public notice.



The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Division of Water Resources will be hosting a public hearing regarding proposed changes to:

Please see the hearing notice above for all details , including how to attend in person or virtually ,and for submitting public comments.

Comments on the amendments will be accepted through August 27, 2021, and should be submitted to Adam.Bonomo@tn.gov

JULY 23

JULY 21

  • M2021-12 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunities for Individual NPDES Permits, Mining Unit. 

JULY 20

  • NRS21.079 - David King proposes to install a 12-foot wide by 40-foot long concrete boat ramp with three feet of rock rip rap along each side of a boat ramp on the Duck River near Moon Bend Road in Bedford County.
  • NRS21.091 - The Tennessee Valley Authority proposes construction of a berm across the Hibbs Island portion of the Norris Dam Reregulation Weir in the Clinch River (Anderson County). The purpose of the work is to repair erosion and deterioration of the berm and prevent further erosion caused by high event flow releases from the dam. 
  • MMXXI-029 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program) 

JULY 16

JULY 14

  • NRS21.068 - Signal Mountain Cement Company, dba Buzzi Unicem USA, proposes to expand and update their barge-loading facilities at Bennett’s Lake Quarry in Jasper (Marion County). Impacts include installation of five mooring dolphins, two winch dolphins, one walkway dolphin, four support piles, 24 walkway supports and a mooring cell in Nickajack Lake/Tennessee River (River Mile 433.2), and armoring 46 linear feet of riverbank and removing vegetation along 54 feet of riverbank. Targeted blasting of boulders may be conducted and dredging of approximately 5,600 cubic yards of sediment will be conducted to allow barge clearance and storage. A mussel and snail darter survey and relocation will be conducted prior to initiation of blasting or dredging. 

JULY 13

  • NRS21.149 - The West Tennessee River Basin Authority proposes to relocate and restore approximately 14,500 feet of Cub Creek canal to a more natural stream of approximately 20,500 feet and restore approximately 11.7 acres of riverine wetland within the riparian areas of Cub Creek and its tributaries. This work is associated with the development of the Cub Creek Stream and Wetland Mitigation Bank, which is under review by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Tennessee Interagency Review Team.
  • MMXXI-028 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program) 

JULY 09

JULY 06

  • NRS21.116 - James Sales proposes to daylight a stream by removing a 75-foot metal culvert from an unnamed tributary to Stoners Creek in Mt. Juliet (Wilson County) to prevent continued flooding of a private residence. An approximately 140-foot open channel with low-flow channel, pools, riffles, terraced channel walls, and vegetated banks will be installed. Approximately 75 feet of rip rap may be installed for erosion protection. 
  • NRS21.158 - The City of Franklin has been authorized to perform emergency dam repairs at Robinson Lake. The permit, issued June 24, 2021 under emergency permitting rules, authorizes the City to dewater Robinson Lake via a siphon to reduce pressure on the dam. A partial breach will be constructed to maintain the lower water level, and a rock check dam will be installed at an elevation just above the elevation of the sediments to minimize mobilization of the unconsolidated lake sediments.
  • MMXXI-027 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program) 

JULY 02

JUNE 29

JUNE 25

JUNE 24

JUNE 23

JUNE 22

  • NRS21.103 - The City of Alcoa proposes unavoidable permanent impacts through the fill of 0.32 acres of wetland and a 50-foot slab culvert encapsulation of Russell Branch near Cusic Road, and temporary impacts to 0.12 acres of wetland and 45 feet of an unnamed tributary to Russell Branch associated with the construction of the Cusick Connector Road in Alcoa (Blount County). To offset the proposed impacts to wetlands, the applicant proposes to reserve 0.717 mitigation credits from the Tennessee Mitigation Fund in-lieu fee program.
  • MMXXI-025 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program) 

JUNE 18

JUNE 15

  • NRS21.148 - Brushy Fork Environmental Consulting, Inc. proposes varying stream mitigation treatments on approximately 10,578 linear feet of degraded stream channel within the Bent Creek and Mud Creek Watersheds near Whitesburg (Hamblen County). The work is associated with the development of a stream in-lieu fee compensatory mitigation project. 
  • MMXXI-024 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program). 

JUNE 11

JUNE 08

  • NRS21.024 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes impacts to nine tributaries to the Rutherford Fork Obion River and three wetlands associated with widening and realignment of State Route 76 near Atwood in Carroll and Gibson Counties. The 0.689 acres of wetland impacts are to be offset through purchase of 1.38 wetland mitigation credits from the Obion Wetland Mitigation Bank. Stream impacts total a loss of 438.4 functional feet and will be offset through 458 potential functional-feet credits to be generated through on-site Permittee Responsible Mitigation by stream relocations with functional lift. 
  • NRS21.096 - Broad Street Properties proposes to permanently impact approximately 0.34 acres of wetland and 157 feet of stream near Highway 70 in Cookeville (Putnam County) while developing approximately two acres of commercial property. Permanent impacts to wetlands will be offset by purchasing 0.68 credits from Roaring Paunch Wetland Mitigation Bank.
  • NRS21.125 - John Mast proposes 850 linear feet of stream relocation and restoration on an unnamed tributary to McEwen Branch near Forge Road in Mountain City (in Johnson County). 
  • MMXXI-023 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program). 
  • Notice of Determination for Aquatic Resource Alteration Permit (ARAP) NR21MS.005 - Sinkhole Repair and Stream Remediation - Vulcan Construction Materials, LLC.  (Mining Unit)

JUNE 04

JUNE 03

JUNE 02

JUNE 01

  • NRS20.073 - Atmos Energy Corporation proposes to install a four-inch gas line under the Watauga River near Sycamore Shoals Drive in Elizabethton (Carter County) by horizontal directional drilling. The gas line will tie into existing gas lines on either side of the river. Entry and exit locations will be a minimum of 50-feet from the stream bank. Activities will prescribe to the Drilling Fluid Loss Containment Plan submitted March 16, 2021. 
  • NRS21.032 - AAA Cooper Transportation proposes to impact three streams near Hickory Hill Road in Memphis (Shelby County) to accommodate expansion of their existing facility. 
  • NRS21.051 - HGS, LLC proposes varying stream mitigation treatments on approximately 16,837 feet of stream and 2.25 acres of open water near Nixon Road in Red Boiling Springs (Macon County) within the Barren River Watershed. The work is associated with the development of a stream compensatory mitigation bank. 
  • NRS21.097 - Nancy Chereb and Samantha Bradshaw propose to install 610 feet of rip rap and a 100-foot wide wall on Douglas Lake (Jefferson County) to prevent erosion and provide safe access to a floating dock. 
  • NRS21.137 - Earl Brent Hill proposes to install a 12-foot by 15-foot cement boat ramp and up to 30 feet of rip rap on the Caney Fork River in Lancaster (Smith County).
  • MMXXI-022 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program). 
  • Notice of Determination for Aquatic Resource Alteration Permit (ARAP) NR21MS.004 - Removal of Walker Mill on West Prong Little Pigeon River, Sevier County TN.  

MAY 28

MAY 26

  • M2021-09 - Notice of Public Hearing regarding the proposed issuance of NPDES Permit TN0070665 to Heritage Materials, LLC for a limestone quarry in Wilson County.

MAY 25

  • NRS21.121 - Drury Development Corporation proposes to encapsulate 123 feet of an unnamed tributary to West Prong Little Pigeon River (Sevier County) for hotel development. The culvert will extend a culvert under Jake Thomas Road. Mitigation will be by purchase of 43.1 functional feet credits from Baileyton Stream Mitigation Bank to offset unavoidable impacts. 
  • NRS21.128 - The Nashville District Corps of Engineers proposes to remove a cofferdam surrounding the replacement lock chamber, fill 1.1 acre of wetland and 2.1 acres of lakebed, and construct guide walls associated with the construction of a lock chamber and the decommissioning of the existing lock at Chickamauga Dam, Tennessee River mile 471 in Hamilton County. To compensate for placement of fill, the applicant proposes to purchase 6.4 credits from the Sequatchie Valley Wetland Mitigation Bank. 
  • MMXXI-021 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program) 

MAY 21

MAY 18

  • NRS20.249 - The Tennessee Mitigation Fund Paint Rock Creek Mitigation Site proposes to restore, preserve, and create approximately 23.62 acres of ecologically diverse forested wetland from pasture and cropland west of Loudon (Roane County).
  • NRS 21.072 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to impact eight streams and twelve wetlands from State Route 25 to near State Route 109 to accommodate the widening of Interstate 65 in Robertson and Sumner Counties. Stream impacts will be compensated through on-site permittee responsible mitigation and purchase of 83.5 functional-foot stream credits from the Cumberland River Compact Upper Cumberland Service Area. Wetland impacts will be compensated through the purchase of 1.752 credits from the Harpeth River Wetland Mitigation Bank. 
  • NRS21.120 - Pratt and Associates, LLC proposes to fill of 0.87 acres of wetlands and install 65 feet of bottomless culvert crossing on an unnamed tributary to Candies Creek near Candies Lane and Freewill Road in Cleveland (Bradley County) to develop a residential community. Wetland mitigation is proposed by purchase of 1.38 credits from the South Mouse Creek Mitigation Bank and 0.38 credits from the Tennessee Mitigation Fund Hiwassee Bank southeast service area. 
  • TND000210-05 - Glynn Warden proposes to remove gravel from point bars at seven sites for commercial use from Jennings Creek and Pine Lick Creek in Jackson County. 
  • MMXXI-020 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program) 
  • M2021-08 - Notice of Public Hearing regarding the proposed issuance of NPDES Permit TN0070661 to Mr. Nate Pulley for a new limestone quarry in Houston County. 

MAY 14

MAY 12

  • M2021-07 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunities for Individual NPDES Permits, Mining Unit. 

MAY 11

  • Notice of Public Hearing for the General NPDES Permit TNR1000000 for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Construction Activity. PRESENTATION MATERIALS  
    • *NOTE: As a result of feedback received, the Rationale for this proposed permit has been revised and the public comment period has been extended to August 5, 2021. The draft permit, rationale, and all associated documents can be viewed on the Division's Data Viewer. *
  • MMXXI-019- Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program) 
  • NRS21.006 - Dan Parker proposes to remove a concrete culvert on an unnamed tributary to the Cumberland River in Trousdale County and construct a 12-foot wide low-water crossing ford and rock chute with inlet and outlet apron immediately downstream of the crossing for 34 feet of grade stabilization. Areas adjacent to the crossing will be permanently fenced to manage livestock access, and disturbed areas will be revegetated. 
  • NRS21.050 - AMH TN Development, LLC proposes to encapsulate 329 linear feet of an unnamed tributary to Drakes Creek and install an open-cut trench sewer line crossing in a second tributary to Drakes Creek for development of 100 single-family lots as part of the Falcon Ridge Development on New Shackle Island Road (Sumner County). Impacts will be compensated through the purchase of a minimum of 131.6 functional feet stream credits from the West Fork Drakes Creek Stream Mitigation Bank.
  • NRS21.087 - Andrew Young proposes to construct a private boat ramp on the Calfkiller River in Sparta (White County). The concrete ramp will be approximately 12 feet wide by 50 feet long with approximately 15 linear feet of ramp in the channel during normal pool elevations. 
  • NRS21.094 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to conduct maintenance repairs to four bridges near Troy along State Route 3 in Obion County. The crossing at Troy Creek includes 109 feet of rip rap bank stabilization on both banks and the crossing at Davidson Creek includes 105 feet of rip rap bank stabilization on both banks. 
  • MA2021-03 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunities for Individual ARAP Permits, Mining Unit.

MAY 07

MAY 04

  • NRS20.072 - The City of Collegedale proposes unavoidable temporary impacts to 0.60 acres of wetland and 103 feet of total impacts in Wolftever Creek and an unnamed tributary to Wolftever Creek associated with the installation of an updated force main sewer line to replace an outdated sewer line, and the replacement of a culvert in Ooltewah (Hamilton County). All proposed impacts will be temporary. 
  • NRS20.321 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes impacts to 12 streams, eight wetlands, and two open water ponds for widening State Route 28 from near Lowe Road to near Little Road in Clarkrange (Cumberland and Fentress Counties). Stream impacts will be offset through the purchase of 1,216.70 functional-feet (FF) stream credits from the Mud Creek Stream Mitigation Bank, 153 FF credits from permittee responsible mitigation, and 18.09 FF credits purchased from an out-of-system provider. The 1.71 acres of wetland impacts will be offset through purchase of 3.42 wetland mitigation credits from the Tennessee Wildlife Federation In-Lieu Fee Program. 
  • MMXXI-018- Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program) 

State Revolving Fund Program

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Current Categorical Exclusions
Applicant Project Issue Date Comment Period End

Ocoee Utility District

 

Categorical Exclusion Determination 07/02/2021 08/02/2021
Categorical Exclusion Transmission Letter
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Current Finding of No Significant Impact Statements (FONSI) / Environmental Assessments
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