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Public Participation Opportunities

Upcoming Public Hearings & Meetings:

Each hearing or meeting listed below has a direct link to the online WebEx Meeting. A telephone number and passcode are provided in the public notice document for anyone who cannot participate via a computer.  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.

Hearing Date: Time: Site (Public Notice): Webex:
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WebEx 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.


None at this time

JANUARY 22

JANUARY 20

  • M2021-01 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunities for Individual NPDES Permits, Mining Unit.

JANUARY 19

  • NRS19.006 - Twin Creeks Marina & Resort, LLC proposes to armor 2,660 feet of shoreline with rip rap and 80 feet of shoreline with a stacked gabion wall on Tims Ford Reservoir (Franklin County) in order to prevent continued erosion. 
  • NRS20.253 - Jason Hesson proposes to install rip rap, top-of-bank vegetation, and trees along 554 feet of eroded bank and enhance and protect 720 feet of existing riparian buffer along Big Trammel Creek near Buck Haynes Road in Westmoreland (Macon County) to control active erosion. 
  • NRS20.256 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to impact approximately 1,200 feet of Dossett Creek channel while improving State Route 63 from near Myers Lane in LaFollete to State Route 32 near Harrogate in Campbell and Claiborne Counties. Approximately 530 functional feet of debits are proposed to be offset by stream restoration at the Dog Creek permittee-responsible mitigation site in Cove Lake State Park and by purchasing 40.2 functional feet credits from the Baileyton Stream Mitigation Bank. 
  • MMXXI-003 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)  

JANUARY 12

  • MMXXI-002 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)  

JANUARY 8

JANUARY 5

  • NRS17.153-20 -  The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes modification of an ARAP permit. The applicant proposes to offset unavoidable stream impacts with permittee responsible mitigation at the Sander’s Branch mitigation site. Mitigation was originally proposed through purchasing credits from Tennessee Stream Mitigation Program. 
  • NRS20.204 - The City of Johnson City proposes to conduct blasting in close proximity to Brush Creek (Washington County) at five locations to fracture bedrock for excavation and subsequent installation of a 42-inch diameter gravity sewer interceptor pipeline to replace and upgrade an obsolete gravity sewer interceptor pipeline.    
  • NRS20.264 - Gregory Baker proposes gravel removal, 30 feet of rip rap installation, and returning the dimensions of up to 100 feet of Possum Creek channel to stable geomorphic conditions near Rockhold Road in Bluff City (Sullivan County) to prevent continued bank and pasture erosion.      
  • NRS20.290 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to replace a 29-foot slab bridge on SR 223 over Chisholm Creek in Madison County with 43 feet of reinforced concrete box culvert and relocate 60 feet of stream channel 15 feet to the north beyond the proposed roadway fill within their   right-of-way. The relocated channel will be monitored for three years.
  • NRS20.297 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to replace 66 feet of 84-inch pipe with 74 feet of concrete box culvert and fill 655 feet of an unnamed tributary to the Wolf River near Collierville and Piperton (Fayette County). Stream impacts will be offset through on-site permittee responsible mitigation. The relocated stream channel will create a 645-foot channel that meets or exceeds the water resource value of the filled channel.
  • NRS20.305 - The City of McMinnville proposes to construct three five-by-fifteen-foot launching ramps on the Barren Fork River at the City Park in McMinnville, Warren County. 
  • MMXXI-001 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)  

DECEMBER 29

  • MMXX-052 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)  
  • NRS20.273 - Independence Living, LLC proposes to fill approximately 0.67 acres of wetland for single-family residential units near Hyde Drive in McMinnville (Warren County). Mitigation is proposed as a 6.12-acre wetland adjacent to the site, which will eventually result in a palustrine, forested wetland providing wetland functions exceeding current functions. 

DECEMBER 22

  • NRS17.316 - The Tennessee Valley Authority proposes the fill of 2,148 feet of headwater streams and 0.51 acres of wetlands for construction of a landfill for disposal of dry Coal Combustion Residuals generated from the Cumberland Fossil Plant near the Cumberland River in Stewart County. Compensatory mitigation is proposed to be a combination of in-lieu-fee and permittee- responsible mitigation. 
  • MMXX-051 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)  

DECEMBER 18

DECEMBER 16

 

DECEMBER 15

  • NRS20.205 - Encompass Land Group, LLC proposes to make improvements to an open water pond at the Valley Vineyard Phases 2 and 3 development near Eudailey-Covington Road in College Grove (Williamson County). Minor repairs include the removal of trees that have breached the dam along 30 feet of a 0.90-acre open water pond, dredging of 490 cubic yards of sediment for placement of liner, and construction of a pavilion on piers along 19 feet of pond bank.
  • NRS20.259 - Memphis Oaks Land Holdings LPIV, LLC proposes to fill 3.94 acres of low-function wetlands near Holmes and Getwell Road in Memphis (Shelby County) for development of a distribution facility. The development will provide increased storage and warehousing capacity for essential goods distribution in the region. Wetland mitigation will be accomplished with the purchase of 7.88 credits from the Rossville Farm Wetland Bank in Fayette County.
  • NRS 20.270 - The Tennessee Valley Authority proposes unavoidable impacts to the South Fork Holston River associated with 1,145 feet of rip rap bank re-stabilization to address erosion on banks upstream and downstream of the South Holston Labyrinth Weir near Bristol (Sullivan County). The proposed work does not require clearing, grubbing, or any bank reshaping or contouring. All riprap will be placed in areas previously stabilized with rip rap.
  • MMXX-050 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)  

 

DECEMBER 11

 

DECEMBER 08

  • NRS20.027 - Tennessee Grasslands, LLC proposes to place approximately 1,785 feet of vegetated rock rip rap on Rankins Branch near Browns Lane in Gallatin (Sumner County) and enhance 2.5 acres with native vegetation following invasive species removal. 
  • NRS20.040MOD - The Big Creek Utility District proposes installation or replacement of approximately 36,200 feet water line in Grundy County. Impacts include open-cut trench crossings of 14 streams and four wet weather conveyances (total impacts 270 feet) and crossing of 10 wetlands (total impacts up to 0.19 acres). No permanent hard armoring will be installed at any stream or wetland crossing.  
  • NRS20.236 - Roger Doyle McKnight proposes to dredge an area approximately 1,100 feet long by 30 feet wide by three feet deep in Pickwick Lake near Yellow Creek Lane in Counce (Hardin County) to restore a cove to original depth and provide boat access. No bank shaping will be conducted.         
  • NRS20.244 - The North American Realty Acquisition Company proposes unavoidable impacts (fill) to 0.94 acres of wetland associated with the construction of the Wellington Downs apartment complex at 6735 Standifer Gap Road in Chattanooga. Compensatory mitigation is proposed through the purchase of 1.9 wetland mitigation credits from the Sequatchie Valley Wetland Mitigation Bank.
  • NRS20.248 - The Tennessee Mitigation Fund proposes to preserve, enhance, restore, and create approximately 89.5 acres of bottomland hardwood forest for wildlife habitat and water quality improvement near Riversbend Road in Cumberland City (Stewart County). Ecological function of the area has been degraded by dredge material in the Cumberland River floodplain and hydrologic modifications for agricultural use. Proposed grading will target wetland elevations and include micro-depressions for increased surface and subsurface wetland hydrology connectivity.
  • NRS20.250 - The Tennessee Mitigation Fund proposes to restore approximately 10.63 acres and enhance 5.16 acres of wetlands near Chester Road approximately one-half mile west of Cedar Hill in Robertson County. This work is associated with the Sturgeon Creek Mitigation Site in the lower Cumberland River Service Area of the TMF. 
  • NRS20.263 - First Utility District of Hardin County proposes to relocate the raw water intake line in Pickwick Reservoir. Temporary impacts in the Tennessee River/Pickwick Reservoir watershed include 0.91 acres of excavated lakebed returned to pre-existing conditions following installation of new line with 1.21 acres of new permanent easement and approximately three square feet of permanent disturbance for pile supports.   
  • NRS20.269 - Charles Keys proposes to install rip rap at 15 locations totaling 900 feet along Blackley Creek in Washington County to control active erosion. Cattle exclusion fencing will be installed along 3,177 feet of streambank to provide a 50-foot wide riparian buffer, and two 15-foot wide limestone cobble cattle crossings will be installed in the creek.   
  • NRS20.281 - William Redden proposes to stabilize the banks of Fielder Branch along four sites in Dickson County for a total of 429 feet. This work is to be done under the Natural Resource Conservation Service’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program. At a minimum, a permanent thirty five foot wide riparian vegetation zone will be planted with native species and remain undisturbed for the life of the project 
  • MMXX-049 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)    

 

DECEMBER 04

DECEMBER 01

  • NRS20.258 - HGS, LLC proposes to impact 10,025 feet of Clear Creek and tributaries to the Loosahatchie River and restore 50.77 acres of near Evergreen Road in Lakeland (Shelby County) in support of development of the Smokestack Mitigation Bank. This stream and wetland compensatory mitigation bank is currently under review by the Army Corps of Engineers and the Tennessee Interagency Review Team.  
  • MMXX-048 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)    
NOVEMBER 24
  • NRS18.242 - Land Development.com proposes to fill 0.21 acres of wetland for construction of a residential development in Murfreesboro (Rutherford County). Compensatory mitigation is proposed with the purchase of 0.42 credits from the Tennessee Mitigation Fund, Middle Cumberland River Service Area. 
  • NRS 20.161b - Callis Road Industrial, LLC proposes to impact 317 feet of an unnamed tributary to South Fork Cedar Creek to accommodate industrial development in Lebanon (Wilson County). Impacts are proposed to be compensated through the purchase of 144 functional feet stream credits from West Fork Drakes Creek Mitigation Bank. 
  • NRS20.182 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to permanently impact 2,600 feet of stream and 9.555 acres of wetland, and temporarily impact 0.273 acres of wetland while constructing a bypass around the City of Newport in Cocke County. Stream impacts total approximately 954.1 functional feet debits and are proposed to be offset by stream restoration measures at the Bush Brothers/Anderson Branch permittee responsible mitigation site in Jefferson County. Permanent wetland impacts are proposed to be offset by purchasing 19.11 credits from Lick Creek Wetland Mitigation Bank. 
  • NRS 20.272 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to implement rockfall mitigation measures along Interstate 65 in Giles County, resulting in temporary impacts to 616 linear feet of an unnamed tributary to Brown Creek. 

 

NOVEMBER 20
 
NOVEMBER 17
  • Public Notice and Notice of Public Hearing for Proposed Substantive Modification of Three of Tennessee’s Aquatic Resource Alteration General Permits. (please see details above)
  • NRS 20.024 - The Tennessee Stream Mitigation Program (TSMP) proposes varying mitigation treatments along approximately 11,340 linear feet of Evans Creek and three unnamed tributaries to Evans Creek and 0.824 acres of wetland in Lynnville (Giles County). This work is associated with the development of a stream compensatory mitigation in-lieu fee project and is currently under review by the Army Corps of Engineers and the Tennessee Interagency Review Team.  
  • MMXX-046 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)
NOVEMBER 13
 
NOVEMBER 10
  • NRS14.107-20 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation has proposed modification of NRS14.107 to allow for continued monitoring of mitigation for stream impacts to an unnamed tributary to Wolftever Creek (Hamilton County). The modification would authorize TDOT to construct plugs to return the bottom slope of Stream 1 to its original profile. Additional tree plantings are required to satisfy the performance standards of the compensatory mitigation originally required. 
  • NRS20.194 - The Tennessee Valley Authority proposes to fill 715 linear feet of stream and 2.63 acres of wetlands due to unavoidable impacts associated with removal and proper storage of coal combustion residuals at the Gallatin Fossil Plant (Sumner County). Compensation for lost resource values will be through the purchase of 322 functional foot-based credits from the Cumberland River Compact’s Middle Cumberland Service Area and compensation for wetland impacts will be through the purchase of 5.3 credits from the Tennessee Mitigation Fund’s Middle Cumberland River Service Area.       
  • MMXX-045 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)

 

NOVEMBER 6
 
NOVEMBER 4
  • M2020-21 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunities for Individual NPDES Permits, Mining Unit. 
NOVEMBER 3
  • MMXX-044 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)
  • NRS20.189 - HGS, LLC proposes various stream mitigation treatments along approximately 22,000 linear feet of Possum Creek and twelve unnamed tributaries and preservation of 55.79 acres of wetland within the riparian buffer in Athens (McMinn County). This work is associated with the development of a stream compensatory mitigation bank currently under review by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Tennessee Interagency Review Team.
  • NRS20.221 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to restore approximately 12,491 feet of stream along nine reaches of Anderson Branch and miscellaneous tributaries in Jefferson County by implementing various stream restoration and enhancement techniques. The restoration is proposed as permittee responsible mitigation to offset impacts associated with the development SR-35 (Newport By-Pass) in Cocke County, and will generate approximately 5,289 functional feet credits.  
  • NRS20.225 - The Middle Tennessee Natural Gas Utility District proposes unavoidable temporary stream and wetland impacts in the Caney Fork River Watershed associated with an approximately 18.7-mile natural gas line extension from northern Bledsoe to Cumberland County near Crossville. The project proposes temporary impacts to six intermittent streams, eight perennial streams, and 11 wetlands, which will predominantly be located in existing public road and powerline rights-of-way.
  • NRS20.247 - Mule Train Investments, LLC proposes varying stream mitigation treatments along approximately 21,588 linear feet of unnamed tributaries to Dry Fork Creek and Dry Fork Creek, and restoration and enhancement of 12.79 acres of wetlands near South Dry Fork Creek Road in Gallatin (Sumner County). This work is associated with the development of the Mule Train Mitigation Bank and is currently under review by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Tennessee Interagency Review Team.
  • NRS20.088 - The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation will hold a web ex-based Public Hearing on December 10, 2020 related to impacts proposed by the QuickTrip Corporation to 645 linear feet of Lookout Creek (Hamilton County) associated with construction of a full-service commercial truck stop for semi-truck traffic traveling on I-24. Information related to how to participate in the Public Hearing and provide comments on the proposed impacts is provided in the Public Notice document.   
NOVEMBER 2
 
  • NRS20.084 - McKee Foods Corporation proposes to impact 0.795 acres of wetlands and 2,003 feet of stream (total for encapsulation and fill in four streams) in the Chestnut Creek watershed near Apison Pike in Collegedale (Hamilton County) to expand a manufacturing facility. Stream impacts will result in 316.1 functional feet of debits. A relocated and improved channel will provide a net increase of 435.9 functional feet credits. Impacts to the wetland will be offset through the purchase of 1.59 compensatory mitigation credits from the Sequatchie Valley Wetland Mitigation Bank.  

State Revolving Fund Program

The Tennessee State Revolving Loan Fund Program (SRF) is excited to open the Annual Solicitation for Projects to be placed on the State Fiscal Year 2022/Federal Fiscal Year 2021 Priority Ranking List (PRL). The solicitation is open for drinking water, stormwater, and wastewater projects from January 25, 2021 through February 26, 2021. Interested parties must submit a Questionnaire for their projects to appear on the PRL. Only projects on the PRL are considered for SRF financed loans.
 
Please visit the TDEC SRF website for more information and to download the Questionnaire.
Document Draft Issuance Date Comment Period End Date
None at this time    
Current Categorical Exclusions
Applicant Project Issue Date Comment Period End
Smyrna (Rutherford County) Loan No. DG9 2021-231 12-21-20 01-21-21
Categorical Exclusion Determination
Transmittal Letter
Project Area
Current Finding of No Significant Impact Statements (FONSI) / Environmental Assessments
Applicant Project Issue Date Comment Period End
Memphis (Shelby County) Loan No. SRF2021-451 12-15-2020 01-15-2021
FONSI-Reaffirmation
E-Mail Transmittal
Project Area Map

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