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Water Notices and Hearings

MAY 2, 2019

On July 15, 2019, the Division of Water Resources will be holding a public hearing in order to receive comments regarding new rule and amendments to the following:

Comments on the above will be accepted through close of business on July 25, 2019 and should be submitted to Vojin.Janjic@tn.gov

Details on public hearing time and locations can be found in the above documents.
 

MAY 2, 2019

On July 15, 2019, the Division of Water Resources will be holding a public hearing in order to receive comments regarding the proposal of the following draft new rule to govern the issuance of state operating permits:

Comments on the draft new rule above will be accepted through close of business on July 25, 2019 and should be submitted to Britton.Dotson@tn.gov

Details on public hearing time and locations can be found in the above document.
 

July 16, 2019

Chapter 2 of the Draft Design Criteria for Review of Sewage Works Construction Plans and Documents is now available for public review and comment.

Draft Design Criteria-Chapter 2-Collection Systems

Please submit comments to Angela.Jones@tn.gov by close of business on August 16, 2019.

July 11, 2019

Notice of Public Hearing for the Application for an Aquatic Resource Alteration Permit by the Tennessee Valley Authority (NRS19.099) in Roane County

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) will hold an informational session and public hearing to allow the public to learn about the proposed project and provide comments.

Thursday, August 29, 2019
Roane County High School Auditorium
540 W Cumberland Street
Kingston, TN 37763

5:00 p.m. (EDT) Informational Session
6:00 p.m. (EDT) Public Hearing

Written comments will be accepted at the hearing and through September 13, 2019.

For more information, please contact Mike.Lee@tn.gov

PERMIT PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING DOCUMENT

July 2, 2019

Notice of Public Hearing for the Application for an Aquatic Resource Alteration Permit by Rogers Group, Inc (NRS18.189) in Perry & Decatur Counties

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) will hold an informational session and public hearing to allow the public to learn about the proposed project and provide comments.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Parsons Municipal Building
535 Tennessee Avenue South
Parsons, TN 38369

5:00 p.m. (CDT) Informational Session
6:00 p.m. (CDT) Public Hearing

Written comments will be accepted at the hearing and through September 5, 2019.

For more information, please contact Robert.D.Baker@tn.gov

ORIGINAL PERMIT PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING DOCUMENT

June 4, 2019

The Draft Sanitary Survey Manual for Community and Non-Community Public Water Systems is now available for public review and comment.

Please submit comments to David.Money@tn.gov by close of business on August 1, 2019.

June 13, 2019

The Proposed Consent Decree Regarding Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Gallatin Fossil Plant Coal Combustion Residuals - Gallatin, Sumner County is now available for public review and comment. 

State of Tennessee et. al. v. Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
(Docket No. 15-23-IV)

 

April 18, 2019

The Tennessee 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 303(d) list of impaired waters and other water body assessments. The Division is specifically requesting water quality data from the Group 2 watersheds.

In order to be fully incorporated into this process, please submit data by July 15, 2019.

JULY 19

JULY 18

  • Notice of Decision for NR19MS.006 - TDEC Land Reclamation Section-Piney Creek 3 Reclamation in Van Buren County.

JULY 16

  • MMXIX-028 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).

JULY 15

  • NRS19.107 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to enhance and protect a riparian buffer, construct alluvial riffles, remove sections of a sidecast levee, and install grade control structures to protect a wetland along approximately 4,500 feet of Mayes Creek near Fly Park in Williamson County. This will serve as compensatory mitigation for impacts associated with the construction of Mack Hatcher Parkway as authorized by ARAP NRS15.140.

JULY 12

JULY 11

  • NRS19.099 Public Notice and Notice of Public Hearing - The Tennessee Valley Authority proposes to construct Phase 2 of the Peninsula Disposal Area landfill at their Kingston Plant that will impact 0.91 acres of wetland and 354 feet of stream; Kingston, Roane County.TDEC will be holding a public hearing for this proposed project on August 29, 2019.Hearing details are provided in the Notice of Public Hearing Document.

JULY 10

  • NRS18.252 - Countryside Acres , LLC proposes to place fill in 0.05 acres of Exceptional Tennessee wetland for residential development; Lebanon, Wilson County.

JULY 9

  • NRS19.007 - Ashland Farms General Partnership proposes to relocate approximately 349 feet of an unnamed tributary to Marrowbone Creek to accommodate residential development in Ashland City (Cheatham County). The applicant proposes to offset lost resource values through in-system compensatory mitigation.
  • MMXIX-027 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).

JULY 5

JULY 2

  • NRS16.232 - The Tennessee Valley Authority proposes to construct 750 feet of rock revetment on an eroding shoreline on Watts Bar Reservoir (Meigs County) for cultural resource protection.
  • NRS18.267 - The City of Cleveland (Bradley County) proposes to establish a public park around Taylor’s Springs which includes daylighting of a previously encapsulated spring and the construction of a spring house and re-establishment of a channel for the day-lighted spring.
  • NRS19.115 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to install fiber optic cable, primarily through horizontal directional drilling under streams, to extend the State’s Intelligent Transportation System resulting in 20 utility line stream crossings of 18 streams in Knox and Sevier County.
  • NRS19.133 - James L. Byford proposes to repair 99 feet of Reelfoot Lake (Obion County) shoreline that was damaged by wind and wave action. The applicant proposes to utilize geotextile cloth, gravel, and rip rap above the waterline. The proposed work is necessary to negate damages sustained during high wind and wave periods.
  • MMXIX-026 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).
     

JUNE 27

  • NRS19.100 - Roy Winston's proposal included filling eroded areas on Reelfoot Lake near his home for a length of shoreline of approximately 70 feet and a maximum of 20 feet lake-ward and facing the reconstructed shoreline with rock in Samburg (Obion County). Reconstruction of the shoreline was intended to protect structures owned by the applicant. The Commissioner determined that an emergency situation existed and a permit for remedial action was issued on June 10, 2019, without full prior public notice and participation. TDEC is now accepting public comments on this activity.

JUNE 25

  • MMXIX-025 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).
  • NRS14.279MOD - Smart Living, LLC was issued permit NRS14.279 for the placement of fill in 0.38 acres of wetland on Brixworth Drive (Williamson County). The permit authorized compensatory wetland mitigation onsite with the creation of 0.91 acres of mixed forested and herbaceous wetland with open water components. The permittee is now unable to design the stormwater basin to sustain hydrophytic vegetation and is requesting to modify the permit to remove the onsite wetland creation and instead purchase 0.76 credits from The Tennessee Mitigation Fund.
  • NRS19.032 - The Wolf River Conservancy proposes to construct Phase 7 of the Wolf River Greenway that will temporarily impact approximately 0.4 acres of wetland and permanently impact 0.25 acres of wetland and cross two streams. The project will begin on the southeast bank of the Wolf River near the intersection of Omar Robinson Avenue and North Holmes Street and end at North Highland Street in Memphis (Shelby County).
  • NRS19.073 - John Schmoldt proposes to construct an elevated roadway below summer pool elevation of Douglas Reservoir near Harrison Ferry Road (Jefferson County) in order to access the winter pool. The roadway is proposed to be about 60 feet base width and about 550 feet long below ordinary high water.
  • NRS19.114 - The City of Pigeon Forge proposes to encapsulate 29 linear feet of a jurisdictional stream that drains to the West Prong Little Pigeon River to allow for lane additions and improvements to Henderson Chapel Road and provide pedestrian and vehicular safety improvements. Impacts will be offset by purchasing credits from a third party mitigation provider.

JUNE 21

JUNE 20

  • NRS19.132 - MPL Construction Co. proposes to place fill in 0.095 acres of wetland for commercial development in East Ridge, Hamilton County.

JUNE 18

  • NRS17.014Mod - Hallsdale-Powell Utility District proposes to conduct eight open-cut trench crossings along Beaver Creek and six open-cut trench crossings along unnamed tributaries to Beaver Creek near Powell (Knox County) in support of the Beaver Creek sewer interceptor project. This proposed permit modification proposes blasting within 50 feet of streams for sewer line installation. Use of a water stop collar system along the alignment, and flowable fill at stream crossings will be implemented, as will a dye study to determine whether stream capture occurred in any areas where blasting is proposed. This is a modification to an existing permit.
  • NRS19.047 - Cityview Dock Association, Inc. proposes to dredge approximately 3,662 cubic yards of sediment from Fort Loudoun Reservoir for dock maintenance. The approximate top elevation of the existing sediment in the project area is 805.5MSL. Silt is proposed to be removed by barge with the use of a clamshell bucket attached to a cable crane and be dredged to a winter pool elevation of approximately 803MSL. The work as proposed is to allow for marina watercraft to park at the dock during low winter pool months.
  • NRS19.049 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to impact eight streams and three wetlands while improving State Route 63 near Myers Lane to State Route 32 in Campbell and Claiborne Counties. Impacts to streams will total 53 compensatory mitigation debits. Proposed stream impacts will be offset through purchase of credits at a 1.25:1 ratio from Shady Valley Stream Mitigation Bank.
  • MMXIX-024 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).

JUNE 14

JUNE 11

  • NRS18.081 - Mr. Gantt Neill proposes to construct a private access road and launching ramp on the Duck River at mile 85.5 (left descending bank) in (Hickman County).
  • NRS 19.102 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to improve State Route 60 in Cleveland (Bradley County). The project will result in 1.966 acres of impact to three wetlands and 904 linear feet of additional impact to six streams, including Greasy Creek, Candies Creek and some tributaries. The applicant proposes to compensate for unavoidable wetland impacts through the purchase of 3.932
    wetland in-lieu fee credits from the Tennessee Mitigation Fund, Southeast Service Area and compensate for unavoidable stream impacts through the purchase of 569 stream bank credits from the Oostanaula Stream Mitigation Bank.
  • NRS 19.104 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to improve and extend Clydesdale Street in Maryville (Blount County). The proposed project will result in 0.058 acres of impact to two wetlands and 491 linear feet of impact to three streams.
  • MMXIX-023 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).

JUNE 5

  • MMXIX-022 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).

JUNE 4

  • NRS18.179 - Hon Shores Tennessee, LLC proposes to fill 4.02 acres of wetland for residential development near Yeargan Road (Murfreesboro), north of the intersection of Yeargan Road and Ashley Road in Rutherford County. Compensatory mitigation will be through the purchase of 6.72 credits from the Swamp Road Wetland Mitigation Bank and the preservation of 7.66 acres.
  • NRS18.263 Modification - SOLitude Lake Management proposes and additional 3,000 cubic yards of maintenance dredging of Carrollwood Lake near Valley Edge Drive in Cordova (Shelby County). Dredged sediments will be placed in an upland disposal area and seeded with native vegetation. The applicant is applying for modification of a current ARAP permit for additional dredging in Carrollwood Lake.
  • NRS19.078 - Mary Shaughnessy has applied for a permit to construct 430 linear feet of rip rap revetment to top of bank on Whiteoak Creek near in Humphreys County. The project is part of a Natural Resources Conservation Service Environmental Quality Incentives program (EQIP). A 35 foot wide vegetated buffer is proposed along the length of the affected stream bank.
  • NRS19.101 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to improve the intersection of State Route 68 and State Route 39 in Tellico Plains (Monroe County). The proposed project will result in 405 linear feet of impact to an unnamed tributary of Morgan Branch. The applicant proposes to offset lost resource value through compensatory mitigation.
  • NRS18.128 Modification - 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. This would be a modification to an existing permit, and allow blasting within 50 feet of streams for sewer line installation. Use of a water stop collar system along the alignment, and flowable fill at stream crossings will be implemented, as will a dye study to determine whether stream capture occurred in any areas where blasting was conducted.

MAY 31

MAY 28

  • NRS19.072 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to improve the intersection of Interstate 40 and State Route 9 in Newport (Cocke County). The applicant proposes to discharge 0.139 acres of fill to one wetland and to encapsulate 72 linear feet of an unnamed tributary of Sinking Creek. The applicant proposes to compensate for unavoidable wetland impacts through the purchase of 0.278 wetland credits from Lick Creek #2 Wetland Mitigation Bank and provide on-site permittee responsible mitigation for unavoidable stream impacts.
  • NRS19.074 - WalMart Stores East, L.P. is proposing to perform bank stabilization along 198 feet of Whittemore Branch (Davidson County, just south of the intersection of Nolensville Road and Old Hickory Boulevard ) to prevent erosion that threatens the stability of bridge abutments and retaining walls. The project includes the use of gabion baskets with stone backfill, and placement of stacked cement slabs in Whittemore Branch to prevent ongoing head-cuts in the stream. In addition to designing the cement slabs to provide habitat for the Nashville crayfish, mitigation will include buffer enhancement (tree and/or shrub plantings) and removal of invasive species in the current stream buffer.
  • MMXIX-021 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).

MAY 24

MAY 21

  • MMXIX-020 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).
  • NRS 15.373 - Ajax Turner Properties, LLC proposes to impact approximately 578 linear feet of an unnamed tributary to East Branch Hurricane Creek (Stream 1) to accommodate proposed warehouse expansion. The applicant proposes to compensate for unavoidable stream impacts through the purchase of 360 stream in-lieu fee credits from the Cumberland River Compact In-Lieu Fee Program, Middle Cumberland Service Area and by providing on-site in-kind compensatory mitigation through the establishment of a relocated stream channel and riparian buffer.
  • NRS18.024 - Beazer Homes proposes to fill 0.59 acres of wetland for Section 4 of the Sheffield Development in Rutherford County. Compensatory wetland mitigation will be with the purchase of 1.18 credits from the Swamp Road Wetland Mitigation Bank #2.
  • NRS 19.019 - Center Point Investments proposes to establish a compensatory stream mitigation bank in Chester County.
  • Tennessee Mitigation Guidelines - Following public review and comment the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has revised and re-issued the Tennessee Stream Mitigation Guidelines.

 For questions related to these mitigation guidelines please contact Jimmy Smith at Jimmy.R.Smith@tn.gov or 615-532-0648.

  • Section 401 Water Quality Certification and Programmatic General Permit Certification. On August 10, 2018 the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) issued a Programmatic General Permit 18-PGP-01 that would authorize certain shoreline development activities which are considered by the USACE to be minor in nature and would cause only minimal individual and cumulative environmental impacts in Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) managed reservoirs. The 18-PGP-01 is issued on the provision that prior to conducting work under the authority of 18-PGP-01, a Section 26a permit must first be obtained from TVA. In a May 6, 2019 letter, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) notified the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) of modifications to TDEC’s conditional certification of some of USACE’s Nationwide 404 Permits and of conditional certification of USACE’s Programmatic General Permit 18-PGP-01.
  • Revised and Revoked Aquatic Resource Alteration General Permits. Following a public notice and comment period, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has revised and re-issued the following General Aquatic Resource Alteration Permits listed below. The General ARAP for Alteration of Wet Weather Conveyances has been revoked, as regulations applicable for these features is provided in Tenn. Code Ann. § 69-3-108(q).

MAY 17

MAY 16

  • M2019-09 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunities for Individual NPDES Permits, Mining Unit.

MAY 15

  • NR19MS.006 - The Division of Water Resources, Land Reclamation Unit proposes stream reconstruction and enhancements associated with the proposed Piney Creek 3 Reclamation Project in Van Buren County.

MAY 14

  • NRS17.220 - The A.O. Smith Corporation proposes to permanently impact 3.67 acres of wetland, temporary impact 1.81 acres of wetland, and encapsulate/impound 327 linear feet of intermittent stream and 633 linear feet of perennial stream for a flood control levee in Ashland City (Cheatham County). The applicant proposes to offset lost resource value through compensatory mitigation.
  • MMXIX-019 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).

MAY 10

MAY 7

  • NRS18.189 - Rogers Group, Inc. proposes to conduct commercial sand and gravel dredging in the Tennessee River (Kentucky Lake) between river miles124 and 126. The Division has made a preliminary determination of greater than de minimis degradation of Exceptional Tennessee Waters. The applicant has submitted an alternatives analysis and social and economic justification and the Division is seeking public comment on these subjects.
  • NRS19.036 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to impact 11 streams and four wetlands while constructing State Route 459 from State Route 20 west of Lexington to near State Route 22 south of Lexington. Stream impacts include 611 feet of encapsulation, 179 feet of rip rap, 94 feet of stream loss, and 130 feet of stream channel fill and replace. 1.02 acres of wetlands will be permanently impacted. 2,362 feet of stream restoration will take place on-site to offset unavoidable stream impacts. Wetland impacts will be offset by purchasing 2.04 credits from the Beech River Wetland Mitigation Bank.
  • NRS19.039 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to improve State Route 317 in Collegedale (Hamilton County). The project as proposed will result in 3.86 acres of wetland impact and 2,547 linear feet of stream impact. The applicant proposes to compensate for unavoidable impacts through the purchase of 7.72 credits from the Sequatchie Valley Wetland Mitigation Bank, and through permittee responsible stream mitigation at an offsite location.
  • NRS18.231 - The Southern Land Company is proposing to fill 0.35 acres of wetland and permanently encapsulate 120 linear feet of Hatcher Spring Creek with two, 60-foot bridge spans. Wetland impacts will be offset by the purchase of 0.7 mitigation credits from Swamp Road Mitigation Bank II. Stream impacts will be offset through on-site, in-system Permittee Responsible Mitigation of 480 linear feet of Hatcher Spring Creek. The stream mitigation will be monitored annually for five years.
  • MMXIX-018 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program).

MAY 3

MAY 2

  • Notice of Decision for individual permit NR19MS.003 - Sinkhole repair & stream remediation activities associated with Carmeuse Lime & Stone - Luttrell Operation in Union County, TN.
  • M2019-08 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunities for Individual NPDES Permits, Mining Unit.

State Revolving Fund Program

June 18, 2019

State Revolving Fund Program-Clean Water and Drinking Water Intended Use Plans (FY19) Public Meeting

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) will hold a public meeting to present and receive comments on the federal fiscal year (FY) 2019 Draft Intended Use Plans (IUPs) for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) capitalization grants.

Thursday, July 18, 2019
ROOM CHANGE → 3rd Floor Nashville Room
William R. Snodgrass - TN Tower
312 Rosa L. Parks Ave., Nashville, Tennessee 37243
10:00 a.m. (CDT)

*** Access to the meeting via closed video conference will also be available at all of our environmental field offices across the state: Chattanooga, Columbia, Cookeville, Jackson, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis & Nashville. ***

The draft IUPs will be released at the public meeting and then will be posted on this webpage. TDEC will begin soliciting comments at that time and will accept comments on the draft IUPs through August 18, 2019.

For more information, please contact Vena Jones via e-mail at Vena.L.Jones@tn.gov.

PUBLIC NOTICE

Clean Water Intended Use Plan Draft Issuance Date Comment Period End Date
Clean Water Intended Use Plan 7/18/2019 8/18/2019
Drinking Water Intended Use Plan Draft Issuance Date Comment Period End Date
Drinking Water Intended Use Plan 7/18/2019 8/18/2019
Current Categorical Exclusions  
Applicant Project Issue Date Comment Period End
       
Current Finding of No Significant Impact Statements / Environmental Assessments
Applicant Project Issue Date Comment Period End

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