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Water Notices and Hearings

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/Document: Public Notice: Virtual Link:
01-11-2022 1:00 PM (Central) Draft 2022 List of Impaired and Threatened Waters in Tennessee Draft List Notice WebEx
01-18-2022 5:00 PM (Eastern) Draft General ARAP for Floating Cabins on Tennessee Valley Authority Reservoirs ARAP Notice WebEx

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.


NOVEMBER 23, 2021

Draft 2022 List of Impaired and Threatened Waters in Tennessee

The draft 2022 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 list will be accepted through February 25, 2022, and should be directed to Richard.Cochran@tn.gov.

To further facilitate public review and comments, a public hearing has been scheduled.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
1:00 PM (Central)
3rd Floor Multi-Media Room
William R. Snodgrass, TN Tower
312 Rosa Parks Avenue
Nashville, TN 37243

The hearing will be held in person at the above address, and will also be available through video conference, so the public may attend remotely.

Please see the public notice document for additional information and the link for virtual attendance. 

None at this time.

NOVEMBER 24

NOVEMBER 23

  • NRS21.217 - Danny Lachman and Baxter Pad, LLC propose to fill 0.21 acres of wetlands and encapsulate an additional 120 feet of stream (total stream encapsulation 180 feet) for construction of residential housing in Baxter (Putnam County). 
  • NRS21.239 - The Natural Resources Conservation Service proposes to conduct 467 feet of stream channel restoration, construct a high-flow diversion structure, break drain tile in upland areas, and improve two stream crossings on Brickyard Branch (Johnson County). 
  • NRS21.265 - Patricia Holbrook proposes to install 685 feet of rip rap on Watauga Reservoir near CedarBranch Road in Butler (Johnson County) to control active erosion. 
  • NRS21.269 - The Elk River Public Utility District proposes unavoidable impacts to six locations on Eaton Branch and Brewer Creek and seven wetlands associated with a natural gas line expansion and horizontal directional drilling within right-of-way portions of Old Murfreesboro Road, Farrar Hill Road, and Matt’s Hollow Road in Manchester (Coffee County). 
  • NRS21.288 - Kathy Pinkston proposes the grading of 120 feet of bank on Hotchkiss Creek in Loudon County, stabilization with riprap and critical area planting, construction of a 14-foot-wide low-water crossing ford, and construction of a 21-foot-wide rock chute outfall in the bank downstream of the crossing. 
  • MMXXI-047 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)
  • Public Notice and Notice of Public Hearing for Draft Aquatic Resource General Permit for Floating Cabins on Tennessee Valley Authority Reservoirs

NOVEMBER 19

NOVEMBER 17

  • M2021-18 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunities for Individual NPDES Permits, Mining Unit. 

NOVEMBER 16

  • MMXXI-046 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)

NOVEMBER 12

NOVEMBER 09

  • NRS21.155 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes permanent impacts to fourteen Tributaries to Jones Creek and the Loosahatchie River and three wetlands for construction of State Route 460 (Somerville Beltway, Fayette County). The loss of 2,326.7 functional feet of resource value will be offset through Permittee Responsible Mitigation at the Atoka PRM Site (NRS20.163). The 0.108 acre of permanent wetland impacts will be offset through purchase of 0.22 credits at the Loosahatchie Wetland Mitigation Bank. 
  • NRS21.251 - Tennessee Realty Partners, LLC proposes to fill 0.11 acres of wetlands, remove 142 feet of stream encapsulation and leave in place 137 feet of encapsulation, and fill 35 feet of stream in support of construction of the Cambria housing development in White House (Sumner County). Wetland impacts will be offset through the purchase of 0.25 credits from the Tennessee Mitigation Fund. Stream impacts will be offset through the purchase of 87.4 functional foot credits from the Walnut Shade Stream Mitigation Bank. 
  • NRS21.271 - The City of Cookeville proposes to install 1,330 feet of rip rap below walking trails for bank stabilization along Cane Creek Lake (Putnam County). Native herbaceous vegetation and native trees will be planted at selected locations along the rip rap and other locations around the lake. 
  • MMXXI-045 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)

NOVEMBER 05

NOVEMBER 02

  • NRS20.163 - Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to restore approximately 6,655 feet of Big Creek in Walker Park (Atoka, Tipton County). The restoration is proposed to offset impacts associated with the development of SR-460 (Somerville Beltway, PIN 101607.01). The project proposes to generate 2,336 functional feet credits at the end of a seven-year monitoring period. 
  • NRS21.034 - Strategic Capital Partner, LLC proposes to encapsulate 162 feet of isolated streams in Mt. Juliet (Wilson County) for an industrial development. Proposed mitigation for unavoidable impacts is through purchase of 271.8 credits from Neely’s Bend Stream Mitigation Bank and 20 credits from the Cumberland River Compact in-lieu fee program in the Upper Cumberland River service area. 
  • NRS21.205 - Arlington Properties, Inc. proposes to fill 2.8 acres of wetlands and impact 188 feet of an unnamed tributary to Nonconnah Creek for construction of a multi-unit residential development near Forest Hill-Irene Road in Shelby County. The applicant proposes to purchase 5.6 wetland mitigation credits from the Tennessee Mitigation Fund’s Southwest Tennessee Service Area to offset loss of resource value. 

OCTOBER 28

OCTOBER 26

  • NRS21.234 - The Tennessee Valley Authority proposes to install temporary wooden mats on approximately 0.4 acres of wetlands in Benton and Madison County for installation of overhead ground wire. Any disturbed areas will be returned to original contours with native soils. 
  • NRS21.260 - The Dollywood Company proposes to encapsulate 79 linear feet of two unnamed tributaries to Seaton Branch to widen the entrance at Dollywood Theme Park in Pigeon Forge, Sevier County. 
  • MMXXI-043 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program) 

OCTOBER 22

OCTOBER 21

  • M2021-17 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunities for Individual NPDES Permits, Mining Unit. 

OCTOBER 19

  • NRS21.178 - The Pudzer Family Trust proposes expansion of an approximate 0.6-acre farm pond in Leipers Fork (Williamson County), including stabilizing and reinforcing an existing pond levee to address safety concerns. The height of the levee will be raised approximately six feet, increasing pond size to approximately 2.5-acres and inundating a 0.2-acre wetland.
  • NRS21.229 - BRS Development proposes 180 linear feet of impact to one stream, 0.05 acres of impact to one wetland, and 0.149 acres of impact to one pond to accommodate residential development on Ragsdale Road in Brentwood (Williamson County). 
  • NRS21.233 - Hillwood Construction Services proposes 1.31 acres of permanent impact to two wetlands to accommodate industrial development in Gallaway (Fayette County). Additional proposed waterbody impacts for utility line installation include 0.36 acres of temporary impact to five wetlands and use of horizontal directional drilling at three additional wetlands, three streams, and one pond. 
  • MMXXI-042 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program) 
  • TN0005452 - Tennessee Valley Authority - The Division of Water Resources proposes to modify a water quality National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit and will hold a public hearing pursuant to Rule 0400-40-05-.06 (8)

OCTOBER 12

  • NRS21.165 - Waterways proposes restoration of approximately 380 feet of Mountain Creek near Chattanooga (Hamilton County) to address excess erosion, stabilize streambanks, and restore channel morphology. 
  • NRS21.224 - RR Land, LLC proposes to encapsulate 500 linear feet of First Creek in Knox County to develop a new multi-use stadium and associated facilities and infrastructure. The applicant will provide compensatory mitigation for unavoidable impacts by purchasing 175 functional feet credits from Paint Rock Creek Stream Mitigation Bank. 
  • NRS21.235 - The Jackson County Highway Department proposes to construct rip rap revetments under the Emergency Watershed Protection program along 670 feet of streambank at ten sites on the Cumberland River to reconstruct and protect road embankments. The Commissioner has determined that an emergency exists and the permit for remedial action was issued prior to public notice and participation on October 5, 2021. This notice serves as public notice for that emergency authorization
  • NRS21.250 - Drapac Group 46, LLC proposes to fill 0.33 acres of wetland for a residential development in Antioch (Davidson County). The proposed impacts will be offset by purchasing wetland mitigation credits from the Tennessee Mitigation Fund at a 2:1 ratio with a 12% temporal loss multiplier. 
  • MMXXI-041 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program) 

OCTOBER 08

OCTOBER 05

  • NRS21.163 - The Harbor Town Community Association proposes to install 363 feet of rip rap along the lower bank of Wolf River Harbor (Shelby County) and replace five degraded culverts to limit bank erosion and improve infrastructure. Native vegetation will be planted along the upper bank where rip rap is installed. 
  • NRS21.176 - Alex Nafe proposes the construction of a private boat ramp on Collins River near McMinville (Warren County). The gravel boat ramp will be approximately 12 feet wide by 100 feet long with seven feet of the ramp extending below top of bank and into the riverbed. Up to 28 feet of riprap will be installed to stabilize the ramp.
  • NRS21.182 - Headwaters Reserve, LLC proposes wetland and stream impacts associated with activities in unnamed wetlands and unnamed tributaries to Buchanan Branch in Shelbyville (Bedford County). This work is associated with the development of the Duck River Mitigation Bank, which is currently under review by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Tennessee Interagency Review Team. Activities include restoring, enhancing, re-establishing, and preserving streams, wetlands, and adjacent riparian areas. 
  • NRS21.270 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to impact Hurricane Creek and an unnamed tributary to Hurricane Creek and four wetlands during replacement of two bridges along State Route 230 in Waverly (Humphreys County). It was determined that an emergency situation existed, and this permit for remedial action was issued prior to public notice and participation, but comments on this activity are still being accepted by TDEC. 
  • MMXXI-040 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program) 

OCTOBER 01

SEPTEMBER 29

SEPTEMBER 28

  • MMXXI-039 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program) 
  • NRS21.191 - Tims Ford State Park proposes to install an approximately 150 foot wide by 165 foot long sand beach and associated marker buoys on a cove in Tims Ford Lake near Fariview Campground Road (Winchester, Franklin County). 
  • NRS21.201 - Portobello America, Inc. proposes unavoidable impacts through fill of 2.66 acres of wetland associated with the construction of a tile manufacturing facility and associated infrastructure in Baxter (Putnam County). Mitigation is proposed through the purchase of six wetland mitigation credits from the Tennessee Mitigation Fund. 

SEPTEMBER 24

SEPTEMBER 23

SEPTEMBER 21

  • NRS21.206 - MD Hospitality Group proposes to construct a road crossing encapsulating 95 feet of a miscellaneous tributary to South Chickamauga Creek in Chattanooga (Hamilton County) for the development of a 16-lot residential subdivision (total impact 102 feet including headwalls). Due to the presence of the state threatened Chickamauga crayfish, in-stream construction will be prohibited during the period of May 2 to September 31. The work area will be cleared of any state-listed crayfish prior to commencement of construction. 
  • MMXXI-038 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program) 

SEPTEMBER 17

  • NRS 21.147 - The Tennessee Valley Authority proposes unavoidable impacts through fill of 0.04 acres of wetland and temporary impacts to 2.55 acres of wetland, and temporary impacts to 24 feet of an unnamed tributary to Cypress Creek associated with installation of optical ground wire and upgrades to existing structures on the Cordova-Shelby transmission line near Cordova (Shelby County). 
  • NRS 21.161 - CSX Transportation proposes unavoidable impacts through fill of 3.58 acres of wetland, temporary impacts to 1.25 acres of wetland, and temporary impacts to 120 feet of an unnamed tributary to Big Muddy Creek associated with replacement of three failing rail line bridges and construction of an access road in Stanton (Haywood County). To offset the proposed impacts to wetlands, the applicant will purchase at least 7.16 wetland mitigation credits from the Hatchie Mitigation Bank.
  • NRS21.170 - The National Park Service proposes to stabilize 2,700 linear feet of bank on Nickajack Reservoir in Hamilton County with impacts in the Lower Tennessee River watershed. A combination of riprap revetment and native plantings are proposed to address active erosion. 
  • NRS21.189 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to extend a 30-inch pipe near the Curve Nankipoo Road/State Route 3 intersection in Lauderdale County and install a 12-foot pipe endwall, relocate 30 feet of an unnamed stream, install a stream utility line crossing, and fill 0.13 acres of wetland. Stream impacts will be offset through Permittee Responsible Mitigation. Wetland impacts will be offset through purchase of 0.26 credits from the Hatchie River Wetland Mitigation Bank.
  • NRS21.192 - The Walnut Grove Lake Homeowners Association (Shelby County) proposes to dredge select areas of Walnut Grove Lake via hydraulic dredging. A maximum of 20,000 cubic yards of silt would be removed from the lake and pumped into geotubes and placed in upland locations to dewater. The purpose of the work is to restore depth by removing accumulated silt and organic material deposited in the shallow areas of the lake.
  • NRS21.220 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to encapsulate 18 feet of Hines Creek, place 42 feet of riprap on the banks of the stream, impact 20 feet of stream with the construction of wingwalls, and temporarily impact five stream channels through utility line installation, while improving safety along SR-71 in Knox County. Loss of resource value will be provided by removing a run of the river dam on Pistol Creek in Blount County. 

SEPTEMBER 14

  • MMXXI-037 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)
  • NRS18.235 - Arrington Property Holdings LLC proposes the placement of fill in 0.55 acres of wetland and impacts to 186 linear feet of stream. The applicant proposes to purchase 1.24 wetland mitigation credits from the Lower Cumberland River Service Area of the Tennessee Mitigation Fund upon issuance of the permit. In addition, shall purchase 35.78 functional feet stream mitigation credits from the Cumberland River Compact Stream Restoration In-Lieu Fee (ILF) Program Middle Cumberland Service Area.
  • NRS21.085 - The Tennessee Valley Authority proposes to impact 11 streams, five ponds, and 17 wetlands during installation of a new transmission line in Monroe County.

 

SEPTEMBER 07

  • NRS21.222 - The Consolidated Utility District of Rutherford County proposes temporary impacts to 0.146 acres of wetland, Overall Creek, and a tributary to Overall Creek for the installation of 16-inch and 12-inch ductile iron water line via open-trench cut near Kingwood Lane and Windrow Drive. These temporary impacts in the Stones River watershed will be restored to pre-existing conditions. 
  • MMXXI-036 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)

SEPTEMBER 03

SEPTEMBER 01

  • M2021-15 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunities for Individual NPDES Permits, Mining Unit. 

AUGUST 31

  • NRS21.160 - The Golf Club of DBI, LLC proposes construction of a water withdrawal intake structure and water withdrawal in the Harpeth River for golf course irrigation, fill of five wetlands totaling 0.46 acres, horizontal directional drill utility line crossing of Brush Creek, and construction of a service road crossing of an unnamed tributary in Cheatham County. The purpose of the work is for the construction of an 18-hole golf course. 
  • NRS21.190 - The City of Algood proposes to fill 0.96 acres of wetland for improvements in the Algood City Park (Putnam County). Wetland impacts will be mitigated by purchasing credits from the Roaring Paunch Wetland Mitigation Bank.
  • NRS21.195 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to breach a dam on Pistol Creek near Alcoa (Blount County). Approximately 9,644 linear feet of stream will return to a naturally flowing river system, generating up to 2,608 functional feet credits at the end of a five-year monitoring period. 
  • NRS21.203 - The Bradley/Cleveland Industrial Development Board proposes encapsulating 1,260 linear feet of two unnamed tributaries to Spring Branch (Bradley County) for an industrial warehouse facility. Mitigation for unavoidable impacts will be provided through the purchase of 596.3 functional feet credits from the South Mouse Creek Stream and Wetland Mitigation Bank in Bradley County.
  • MMXXI-035 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)

AUGUST 27

AUGUST 24

  • NRS19.028 - The Tennessee Valley Authority is proposing to stabilize approximately 1,800 linear feet of eroding shoreline with riprap in the Tennessee River on Chickamauga Reservoir (Rhea County). The purpose of the project is to protect land near the Washington Ferry Wildlife Management Area from further erosion. 
  • NRS21.204 - Energy Transfer Crude Oil Company proposes to armor an existing 30-inch gas pipeline, install 62 feet of rip rap on both stream banks, and install up to 50 feet of erosion control mat on the banks of an unnamed tributary to Troy Creek (Obion County). 
  • NRS21.209 - Gabriel and Joann Hoover propose to install 175 feet of rip rap and a floating dock and boatramp on Watts Bar Reservoir (Tennessee River) near Ferguson Drive in Kingston (Roane County). 
  • MMXXI-034 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)

AUGUST 20

AUGUST 18

AUGUST 17

  • NRS21.136 - The Harpeth River Preserve, LLC wetland and stream mitigation bank proposes creation of approximately 97.32 acres of wetlands and restoration of approximately 8,893 linear feet of Kelley Creek and its unnamed tributaries in Eagleville (Rutherford County). 
  • NRS21.154 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to impact Big Bigby Creek and an unnamed tributary to accommodate bridge replacement along Ashwood Road at mile 1.31 in Maury County. 
  • MMXXI-033 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)

AUGUST 13

AUGUST 11

  • M2021-14 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunities for Individual NPDES Permits, Mining Unit. 

AUGUST 10

  • MMXXI-032 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)

AUGUST 6

AUGUST 03

  • NRS20.203 - The Tennessee Valley Authority proposes to install eight temporary stream crossings and impact approximately 3.82 acres of wetlands to construct a 16-mile transmission line (5.2 miles in Henry County) near Eagle Creek. 4.28 wetland mitigation credits will be purchased to offset impacts.
  • NRS21.069 - Chartwell Residential, LLC proposes unavoidable impacts through the fill of 0.81 acres of wetland and a installation of a 12-foot wide pedestrian bridge stream crossing associated with the construction of the Beechcroft residential subdivision in Spring Hill (Maury County).
  • NRS21.157 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to permanently fill 0.0067 acres and temporary impact 0.4050 acres of an unnamed wetland in the South Fork Forked Deer Watershed for the construction of a retaining wall associated with the widening of Interstate 40 in Madison County. Temporary impacts will be restored to pre-existing conditions and monitored for a period of two years.
  • NRS21.171 - Big Creek Utility District proposes to impact six streams and three wetlands for the installation of a water line near B Mine Road in Grundy County. 
  • Notice of Determination for Aquatic Resource Alteration Permit number NRS20.320. The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority proposes to encapsulate 1,627 feet of an unnamed tributary to Sims Branch, resulting in greater than de minimis degradation to habitat of a stream segment and wetland designated as Exceptional Tennessee Waters (ETWs). A Notice of Determination of economic/social necessity for degradation of ETWs is available at the link provide in this notification. 
  • M2021-13 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunities for Individual NPDES Permits, Mining Unit. 
  • MMXXI-031 - 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
None at this time    
Current Categorical Exclusions (CE)
Applicant Project Issue Date Comment Period End

Metro-Lynchburg/

Monroe County

Loan No. SRF2022-463 10-05-2021 11-06-2021
Categorical Exclusion Determination - CE
Transmittal Letter
Project Location
Current Finding of No Significant Impact Statements (FONSI) / Environmental Assessments
Applicant Project Issue Date Comment Period End
Dayton (Rhea County) Loan Nos. CW8 2021-453 and SRF 2021-454 11-01-2021 12-02-2021
Transmittal Letter
Finding of No Significant Impact Statement
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Map 2

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