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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.
 


Note to Reviewers of the Draft 2020 List of Impaired and Threatened Waters in Tennessee:

The Department of Environment and Conservation made the draft 2020 List of Impaired Waters available for public review on November 15, 2019. On November 18, it was discovered that our retrieval from EPA’s ATTAINS database failed to capture two waterbodies that should have been included: Segment TN03150101021_0700 in the Conasauga River watershed and Segment TN05130203003_2000 in the Stones River Watershed. The Workbook has been revised to include these segments.

Reviewers should be aware that this revision does not represent a change in water quality assessment. The two waterbodies in question were already assessed as appropriate for Listing in the ATTAINS database, which is the official federal repository of water quality assessment information. TDEC regrets any inconvenience this revision might have caused.

Questions about the List should be directed to Gregory.Denton@tn.gov .
 

JANUARY 17

JANUARY 14

  • MMXX-002 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).
  • NRS19.174 - Charles Hancock proposes to stabilize 200 linear feet of streambank on Saline Creek (Stewart County) with rock rip rap armoring. Of the total revetment, 130 feet would be partial bank armoring with the rock extending from the stream bottom to the bank-full elevation (approximately half of the bank height). The remaining 70 feet of revetment would extend to the top of the bank.
  • NRS19.203 - The Cumberland River Compact proposes to stabilize approximately 275 linear feet of Manskers Creek using boulder toe protection and soil lifts, install two boulder vanes, and establish a riparian buffer. The project goal is to improve water quality by removing a sediment source, improve aquatic habitat by restoring the riparian buffer, and protect greenway infrastructure.
  • NRS19.206 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to widen SR-33 at the intersection with England Industrial/Lynch Lane in New Tazewell (Claiborne County). Impacts involve extending the existing culvert 5.5 feet, addition of a 12-foot inlet end-wall and 14-foot outlet end-wall, 14 feet of transitional rip rap, and 66 feet of stream relocation. The relocated channel will be 75 linear feet. Stream relocation will be offset through purchase of 82.5 mitigation credits at Shady Valley Mitigation Bank.

JANUARY 10

JANUARY 9

  • NRS19.218 - Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to temporarily encapsulate approximately 296 linear feet of Spring Creek along Interstate 24 near Germantown Road (Hamilton County) for construction of a bridge replacement and widening of a ramp, and line a 60-inch corrugated metal pipe. Once work is complete, the stream will be restored to pre-impact conditions and monitored for three years.

JANUARY 7

  • NRS19.056 - The Warren County Utility District proposes to install approximately 37,000 linear feet of 12-inch iron ductile water line using open-cut and horizontal boring techniques along Crisp Springs Road, Short Mountain Road, John Oliver Road, Bald Knob Road, Judge Warren Road, Fuson Road, and Dibrell-Lucky Road crossing nine streams in Warren County. For any open-cut crossings, work will be performed between June 1 and January 14 to protect threatened or in-need-of-management species. The purpose of this project is to provide water service to areas where it is not readily available and to provide a higher level of service to existing customers.
  • NRS 19.231 - Danny Rochelle proposes to stabilize 460 linear feet of one bank of the Duck River near Nunnelly (Hickman County) through use of rock riprap and native vegetation. The applicant also proposes to plant a native riparian buffer to stabilize the slopes above the rock rip rap revetment, and plant an additional 8,300 linear feet of riparian forest buffer along the Duck River.
  • NRS19.264 - The Dollywood Company proposes to armor, encapsulate, and fill portions of unnamed tributaries to Middle Creek near McCarter Drive in Pigeon Forge (Sevier County) and fill 0.404 acres of wetland to develop an addition to Dollywood Theme Park. Compensation for unavoidable stream impacts will be through credits purchased from Resource Environmental Solution’s Baileyton Mitigation Bank (currently in development). Stream mitigation credits must be purchased prior to the impacts. Compensation for wetland impacts will be through the purchase of 0.808 credits from Lick Creek Wetland Mitigation Bank.
  • MMXX-001 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).

JANUARY 3

  • M2020-01 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunities for Individual NPDES Permits, Mining Unit.

DECMEBER 23

  • NRS 19.221 - The Millington Airport Authority proposes to place fill in 0.42 acres of wetland and install 200 linear feet of bank stabilization for drainage and paving improvements near Hornet Avenue in Millington (Shelby County). Compensatory wetland mitigation will be with the purchase of 0.84 credits from the West Tennessee Wetland Mitigation Bank.
  • NRS 19.226 - The Tennessee Department of Transporation proposes to repair and stabilize 360 linear feet of Peyton Creek through installation of rock buttresses. The proposed project is to halt erosion and provide roadway stabilization. The applicant proposes to purchase 32.4 functional feet credits from the Cumberland River Compact Middle Cumberland Serivce Area to compensate for impacts to Peyton Creek.

DECEMBER 20

DECEMBER 18

  • M2019-21 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunities for Individual NPDES Permits, Mining Unit.

DECEMBER 17

  • MMXIX-050 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).

DECEMBER 12

  • M2019-020 - Permit Public Notice and Notice of Public Hearing for the proposed issuance of NPDES Permit TN0070408 and  Aquatic Resource Alteration Permit NR19MS.001 to Davis Creek Energy, LLC for a new coal surface mine in Campbell County. (View Draft Permits

DECEMBER 10

  • MMXIX-049 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).
  • NRS19.026 - UNO Terra, LLC proposes to relocate approximately 231 linear feet of North Market Street Branch for the construction of residential properties in Chattanooga (Hamilton County). The existing channel is concrete-lined with the exception of a 54-foot encapsulated reach. The stream will be replaced on-site by a 361 linear foot channel with a stable natural channel, and native riparian buffer with an average width of 30-feet on both sides of the channel. The stream and buffer will be placed under a perpetual protection instrument and the channel will be monitored for three years.
  • NRS19.016 - Chase Kelley proposes to fill 0.25 acres of low resource value wetland to develop a residential site in Sumner County. Storm water runoff will be routed through the wetland in the middle of the site through a pipe and exit to a stream to the eastern portion of the property. A 30 foot buffer will be established around the wetland and no vegetation management will occur within the wetland. Additional mitigation will be provided if a jurisdiction wetland is not established.
  • NRS19.166 - The City of Chattanooga proposes to install a photovoltaic solar facility at the Moccasin Bend Waste Water Treatment Plant (Hamilton County) to provide supplemental power to the plant. Approximately 2.73 acres of PFO wetlands would be permanently impacted, including clearing and grubbing of vegetation and placement of fill to accommodate the solar array. The applicant will mitigate for wetland impacts through the purchase of a minimum of 5.5 wetland credits from the Sequatchie Valley Wetland Mitigation Bank to mitigate for unavoidable impacts.
  • NRS 19.225 - Caroline Waite proposes to place fill in 0.3 acres of wetland for a proposed road crossing. Compensatory wetland mitigation is proposed with the purchase of 0.66 credits from the Swamp Road Wetland Mitigation Bank #2.

DECEMBER 4

  • M2019-019 - Permit Public Notice and Notice of Public Hearing for the issuance of NPDES Permit TN0070467 to Jamestown Stone LLC for a limestone quarry and processing facility in Fentress County. (View Draft Permit

DECEMBER 3

  •  MMXIX-048 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).
  • NRS17.348 - Pulte Homes Tennessee proposes to fill 0.425 acres of wetland for residential development near Clovercroft Road (Williamson County). Compensatory wetland mitigation will be with the purchase of 0.92 credits from the Swamp Road Wetland Mitigation Bank #2.
  • NRS19.110 - RFM White House, LLC proposes to construct a commerical development with multiple tennants that will result in 359 linear feet of impact to an unnamed tributary to Frey Branch near US Highway 76 in Whitehouse (Robertson County) and 0.65 acres of impact to an unanmed wetland. The applicant proposes to purchase 233 functional feet credits from the West Forks Drakes Creek Stream Mitigaton Bank and 1.7 wetland credits from the Tennessee Mitigation Fund In-lieu Fee Program to offset steram and wetland impacts, respectively.
  • NRS19.209 - Charlie B. Mitchell, Jr. proposes to place fill in 0.33 acres of jurisdictional wetland associated with a pond to facilitate the construction of a hotel in a commercial development near Beasie Road in Murfreesboro (Rutherford County). Compensatory wetland mitigation to offset the loss of water resource value is proposed with the purchase of 0.66 credits from the Swamp Road Wetland Mitigation Bank #2.
  • NRS19.217 - Michael Young proposes to stabilize approximately 400 feet of riverbank on the French Broad River near Douglas Dam Road (Sevier County) using rock rip rap revetment. The rip rap will have a D50 of 36 inches, and range in size from 24 to 48 inches in diameter. The rip rap revetment will have a keyway that is 3 feet wide and 3 feet deep into the riverbed. A minimum of a 35-foot wide native riparian buffer will be planted and protective signage placed every 100 feet along the stream bank for the length of the property boundary. 

NOVEMBER 27

  • M2019-018 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunities for Individual NPDES Permits, Mining Unit.

NOVEMBER 26

  • MMXIX-047 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).

NOVEMBER 19

  • NRS19.177 - The Humphreys County Soil Conservation District proposes to stabilize 349 linear feet of one bank of Blue Creek near Blue Creek Road. The applicant proposes to install rock riprap and a 35-foot wide riparian buffer along the project length.
  • NRS19.215 - Chris Renfro proposes to excavate cobble for 575 linear feet of stream, constructing 16 V-weirs on 35-foot intervals, and constructing rock toe protection on the banks of Cassi Creek near Corby Bridge Road in Chuckey (Greene County) to stabilize the stream bank. Disturbed areas will be mulched and seeded with native vegetation upon completion of the work. A minimum 35-foot wide native riparian buffer will be planted and protective signage placed every 100 feet along the banks of the stream where current development does not exist.
  • NRS19.222 - Panattoni Development Company proposes to fill 1,133 feet of an unnamed tributary to Cedar Creek (Mt. Juliet, Wilson County) and permanently impact 0.11 acres of wetland in order to construct an industrial facility. The applicant proposes to mitigate stream impacts by purchasing 728 functional foot credits from an in-lieu fee program managed by the Cumberland River Compact in the Middle Cumberland River Service Area, and mitigate wetland impacts by purchasing 0.22 credits from the Tennessee Mitigation Fund’s Middle Cumberland River Service Area.
  • MMXIX-046 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).

NOVEMBER 12

  • MMXIX-045 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit 
  • M2019-017 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunities for Individual NPDES Permits, Mining Unit.
  • Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).

NOVEMBER 8

  • 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).

State Revolving Fund Program

Document Draft Issuance Date Comment Period End Date
     
Current Categorical Exclusions
Applicant Project Issue Date Comment Period End
Caryville-Jacksboro WWTP Clarifier Improvements 12-16-2019 01-17-2019
Loan No. CW8 2020-444
Categorical Exclusion Determination
CE Transmission Letter
Figure 1 - Project Area
Woodbury Categorical Exclusion Determination 12-10-2019 01-20-2020
CE Transmittal Letter (signed copy)
Figure 1 - Project Location
Current Finding of No Significant Impact Statements / Environmental Assessments
Applicant Project Issue Date Comment Period End
None at this time      

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