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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:
April 13, 2021 5:00PM (CDT) General NPDES Permit for Discharges of Hydrostatic Test Water WEBEX LINK
April 22, 2021 5:30PM (EDT) Individual Aquatic Resource Alteration Permit-Star Community Buillders LLC WEBEX LINK

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(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.


FEBRUARY 16, 2021

Tennessee’s proposed Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for E. coli in the Wheeler Lake watershed, located in southern middle Tennessee, is now available for public review and comment.

Comments on the above TMDL may be submitted through March 17, 2021, directly through this FORM or in writing to the address provided in the public notice document.
 


None at this time

APRIL 9

APRIL 7

APRIL 6

  • NRS20.275 - Black Diamond Construction, LLC proposes unavoidable impacts (fill) to 0.73 acres of wetland associated with the construction of Section 2 of the Creekside Estates residential subdivision in Murfreesboro, Rutherford County. Compensatory mitigation is proposed through on-site permittee-responsible mitigation. 
  • NRS20.303 - Belfair Development, Inc. proposes unavoidable impacts (fill) to an additional 0.13 acres of wetland associated with the construction of a residential subdivision in Collierville, Shelby County. Compensatory mitigation for cumulative impacts is proposed through the purchase of 0.72 wetland mitigation credits from the Wolf River Mitigation Bank.
  • NRS21.037 - DR Horton Inc. proposes construction of River Landing residential development near the intersection of Singer Road and New Nashville Highway in Murfreesboro (Rutherford County). Development will require placement of fill in 0.37 acres of wetlands. The proposed impacts will be offset by purchasing 0.74 advance wetland mitigation credits in the Tennessee Mitigation Fund’s Middle Cumberland River Service Area. 

APRIL 1

MARCH 30

  • MMXXI-013 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program) 
  • TND0020206 - Betsy Tucker proposes to remove approximately 14,450 cubic yards of gravel (over the course of a five-year permit cycle) from a dry gravel bar near Whitfield Island in the Elk River in Prospect (Giles County) for personal use and occasional sale to local landowners.       
  • NRS21.053 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation purposes to temporarily encapsulate an unnamed tributary to Cave Cove Branch near Monteagle (Marion County) for approximately 416 feet to perform rockfall mitigation on Interstate 24. The tributary will be protected from falling debris by the installation of geotextile fabric and a temporary pipe with a stone pad. Once activities are complete, the stream restored to pre-impact conditions with a natural bottom and lateral and vertical stability. 

MARCH 26

MARCH 24

  • M2021-04 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunities for Individual NPDES Permits, Mining Unit.

MARCH 23

  • NRS20.132 - The West Tennessee River Basin Authority proposes to fill 0.28 acres of wetland and install a 14-foot wide pedestrian bridge crossing the South Fork Forked Deer River associated with the construction of a 2.78 mile public greenway along a retired railroad bed from Bemis to downtown Jackson (Madison County). The applicant proposes to offset the wetland impacts through the purchase of 0.56 mitigation credits from the Gilmer’s Creek Wetland Mitigation Bank. 
  • MMXXI-012 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program) 

MARCH 19

MARCH 16

  • MMXXI-011 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program) 
  • NRS21.048 - Richland Country Club proposes to discharge 0.045 acres of fill along 130 linear feet of shoreline on a 0.24-acre open-water pond within an unnamed tributary to the Harpeth River in Davidson County to facilitate golf course modifications.
  • NRS 20.307 - The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County proposes unavoidable impacts to Browns Creek associated with infrastructure improvements at the Fairgrounds site. Activities include the removal of an existing concrete stormwater outfall structure and its relocation 170 feet west of the stream to a new rip-rap lined discharge channel with a 25-foot native riparian buffer, one 80-foot bridge spanning the stream, floodplain grading and removal of existing fill to meet FEMA floodplain capacity requirements on the western bank, and the planting of a 25-38 foot native riparian buffer along 732 feet of the western bank. Compensatory mitigation activities are not proposed for this project, as the activities as a whole have been preliminarily determined by the Division to represent no more than de minimis degradation.
  • NRS20.284 - Fort Campbell Military Reservation proposes to conduct bridge repairs and remove 200 linear feet of accumulated sediment, debris, and vegetation near a bridge over Piney Fork at Copper Mill Road (Montgomery County).
  • NRS20.179 - Public Notice and Notice of Public Hearing - Star Community Builders, LLC proposes placement of fill in 2.4 acres of wetland containing 0.62 acres of Exceptional Tennessee Waters. The proposed impacts are necessary to construct a multi-use complex to support and enhance a recently constructed soccer stadium near North Mack Street Road in East Ridge (Hamilton County). Impacts will be offset through purchase of 2.56 advance wetland credits from the Sequatchie Valley Wetland Mitigation Bank and by preserving 11.91 acres onsite.

MARCH 12

MARCH 09

  • NRS20.149 - The Chattanooga Department of Public Works proposes to stabilize 367 feet of North Chickamauga Creek (Hamilton County). Work includes removal of 56 feet of riprap, bank regrading, rock toe installation, and woody vegetative plantings. A four-foot wide drainage swale will be lined with Flexamat and a 15-inch concrete headwall installed on the existing storm pipe and 0.07-acres of wetland will be temporarily impacted with timber matting for work site access.
  • NRS20.176 - Chilvers Properties, LLC proposes to fill 0.12-acres of wetland, install a five-foot by five-foot spring box, and encapsulate 12 feet of stream for site development in the Mill Creek Watershed in Nolensville (Williamson County). The developer will enhance 200 feet of the stream buffer via planting of native vegetation and removal of invasive species. 
  • NRS 20.229 - SCP Cumberland, LLC. proposes varying stream mitigation treatments on approximately 20,106 linear feet of Flat Creek and its tributaries and wet weather conveyances near Ridgeline Road and TN-131 in Washburn (Grainger County). The project proposes to preserve an additional 7,126 linear feet of streams and wet weather conveyances and enhance 0.14 acres of wetland. 
  • NRS20.237 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to widen State Route 136, resulting in 1,260 feet of impact to six streams and the loss of 449.7 functional feet of resource value in Pigeon Roost Creek (Putnam County). The project would also impact 0.096 acres of three wetlands. Stream impacts would be compensated through onsite permittee responsible mitigation and purchase of 98.6 functional feet stream credits from the Cumberland River Compact In lieu Fee Program. Wetland impacts would be compensated through the purchase of 0.26 wetland credits from the Bakers Crossroad Mitigation Bank.
  • NRS21.007, NRS21.010 - In response to a request for federal assistance under the Natural Resources Conservation Service Emergency Watershed Protection Program, the Marion County Emergency Management Agency proposes removal of rock bedload channel occlusions for 965 feet, installation of 130 feet of riprap, and construction of twelve rock V-weirs on Dry Creek in the Town of Orme. Additional work consists of repair of 275 feet of gabion wall foundation and replacement of 285 feet of a riprap for protection of septic tank lines serving homes at River's Landing Condominiums in Suck Creek. For this site, the Commissioner has determined that an emergency exists, and this permit has been issued under emergency provisions. This notice serves as the public notice for emergency authorization.

MARCH 05

MARCH 02

  • MMXXI-009 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program) 

FEBRUARY 26 

FEBRUARY 25

  • MA2021-01 - Notice of proposed Aquatic Resources Alteration Permit associated with the reclamation of abandoned mine lands on the Clifty-Hale properties in Cumberland and White Counties by the Division's Land Reclamation Section.

FEBRUARY 24

  • M2021-03 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunities for Individual NPDES Permits, Mining Unit.

FEBRUARY 23

  • NRS20.201 - Rutherford County Schools proposes stream and wetland impacts with the construction of the Tan Oaks Elementary School in Christiana. The project will encapsulate 100 linear feet of an unnamed tributary to Middle Fork Stones River and fill of 2.31 acres of wetland. Impacts will be offset through the purchase of 3.06 mitigation credits from the Banks Pisgah Mitigation Bank and 1.56 mitigation credits from the Tennessee Mitigation Fund. 
  • NRS20.247 - Mule Train Investments, LLC proposes stream mitigation treatments along approximately 21,588 linear feet of stream near South Dry Fork Creek Road in Gallatin (Sumner County), and restoration and enhancement of 12.79 acres of wetland. Waterbodies within the project location include nine unnamed tributaries to Dry Fork Creek, Dry Fork Creek, five unnamed wetlands, and six unnamed ponds. This work is associated with the development of the Mule Train Stream and Wetland Mitigation Bank that is under review by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Tennessee Interagency Review Team.
  • NRS20.309 - Beazer Homes proposes to develop 385 single-family lots in Phase I of the Waverly Subdivision in Lebanon. Impacts include two stream crossings in unnamed tributaries to Cedar Creek, and three sets of sewer, water, and gas lines in the Old Hickory Lake watershed in Wilson County. Mitigation will be through purchase of 30.5 credits from Walnut Shade Stream Mitigation Bank, contingent on final bank approval and credit release from the Tennessee Interagency Review Team. 
  • NRS21.011 - The HB & TS Utility District proposes open-cut crossings of three streams and two wetlands for installation of approximately 9,000 feet of 30-inch Class 350 ductile iron transmission main near Boyd Mill Pike and Callicott Lane (Williamson County). 
  • NRS21.019 - Lexington Utilities proposes temporary impacts associated with installation of a gas line, return sludge line, and waterline in an existing waterline right of way near West Church Street (Highway 412) crossing under the Beech River by horizontal directional drilling and causing temporarily impacts to two wetlands through boring and trenching. 
  • MMXXI-008 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program) 

FEBRUARY  19

FEBRUARY 18

  • MMXXI-007 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)

FEBRUARY 16

  • NRS16.113 - Metro Knoxville HMA, LLC is seeking a permit modification that will impact 3.5 acres of wetlands and encapsulate 270 linear feet of an unnamed tributary to Fourth Creek near Old Weisgarber Road and Middlebrook Pike in Knoxville. The applicant proposes to purchase 108 functional foot credits from the Paint Rock Creek Stream Mitigation Bank to compensate for stream channel loss, and use prior-purchased wetland credits from the Lick Creek Mitigation Bank No. 2 in Green County and in-lieu fee payment from the Upper Tennessee Service Area Tennessee Mitigation Fund to offset wetland impacts.
  • NRS21.029 - The City of Elizabethton proposes to install a 16-foot by 50-foot cement-slab boat ramp on the Watauga River under the Highway 400 Bridge (Carter County), and install 100 linear feet of rip rap along the banks of the Watauga River adjacent to the boat ramp.

FEBRUARY 12

FEBRUARY 09

  • NRS20.104 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation is authorized to conduct emergency stabilization activities at three sites along a miscellaneous tributary to Guntersville Reservoir in South Pittsburg (Marion County) near State Route 156. Work consists of repairing a retaining wall, removing debris from the stream channel, repairing the stream bank to pre-existing hard armored conditions, and stabilizing other portions of the stream bank to pre-existing conditions. 
  • NRS20.306 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to impact approximately 895 feet of miscellaneous tributaries to Davis Creek while improving State Route 63 from the Campbell County Line to Hall Lane. Stream impacts total approximately 430 functional feet. Impacts are proposed to be offset by stream restoration measures at the Cawood permittee-responsible mitigation site located onsite. 
  • NRS21.002 - Southern Champion Tray proposes to construct a manufacturing facility on Riverport Road in Chattanooga (Hamilton County). The proposed development will require the permanent impact of 1.78 acres of isolated emergent wetlands. Compensatory mitigation is proposed through purchase of 3.56 credits from the Sequatchie Valley Wetland Mitigation Bank. 
  • NRS21.009 - Lexington Utilities proposes temporary impacts associated with replacement or new installation of two lift stations, five manholes, and 169 feet of gravity sewer line in Lexington (Henderson County) near Skyline Drive and Brazil Branch. Pipe will be installed under streams at two locations by jack and bore techniques. 
  • NRS 21.033 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to replace a bridge along South Harpeth Road over Brush Creek in Kinston Springs, Cheatham County. The work as proposed will result in 156 linear feet of permanent impacts and 108 linear feet of temporary stream impacts. Three years of post-construction monitoring will be required to ensure the proposed temporary impacts do not result in permanent impacts to water resources. 
  • MMXXI-006 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program) 
  • TNG670000 - Public Notice and Notice of Public Hearing for General NPDES Permit for Discharges of Hydrostatic Test Water.
  • Final Action: Issuance of the General Aquatic Resource Alteration Permit for Minor Water Withdrawals.

FEBRUARY 05

FEBRUARY 03

FEBRUARY 02

  • NRS19.075 - RC Harvest Holdings, LLC proposes to impact 160 linear feet of unnamed tributary to Overall Creek, discharge 0.67 acres of fill to three ponds, and discharge 11.22 acres of fill to 20 unnamed wetlands to accommodate residential development in Murfreesboro, Rutherford County. Wetland impacts will be compensated through on-site permittee responsible mitigation consisting of 33.05 acres of wetland restoration. The applicant also proposes to restore approximately 1,800 linear feet of unnamed tributary. 
  • NRS 20.210 - Stillwater Construction and Development, LLC proposes unavoidable impacts to 0.50 acres of wetland associated with the construction of the Hibbett Station residential complex at 940 Curd Road, Mt. Juliet, Wilson County. Compensatory mitigation is proposed through the purchase of 1.0 advance credits from the Tennessee Mitigation Fund In-Lieu Fee Program.
  • NRS20.282 - The Smith County Highway Department proposes to construct riprap revetments along 725 feet of streambank at five sites on Nickajack Branch and one site on an unnamed tributary to Defeated Creek to reconstruct and protect road embankments. This work is proposed under the Natural Resource Conservation Service’s Emergency Watershed Protection program. 
  • MMXXI-005 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)  

JANUARY 29

JANUARY 26

  • NRS 20.252 - The City of Memphis proposes unavoidable permanent impacts to 0.90 acres of wetlands associated with the construction of an access road for inspections and maintenance to the Nonconnah Interceptor Sewer Line near Riverport Road and Plant Road in Shelby County. Compensatory mitigation is proposed through the purchase of 1.80 mitigation credits from the Tennessee Mitigation Fund.
  • NRS 20.312 - Panattoni Development Corporation proposes to construct a warehouse distribution facility northwest of the intersection of Blair Road and Sanford Road in La Vergne (Rutherford County). Filling 0.73 acres of wetland, 3.1 acres of open-water pond, and 3,775 feet of non-jurisdictional wet weather conveyance will be necessary for construction the facility. Mitigation for the wetland and pond impacts will be achieved through the purchase of wetland credits from the Swamp Road Wetland Mitigation Bank II
  • NRS21.008 - Lexington Utilities proposes replacement or new installation of manholes and 6,902 feet of gravity sewer line in Lexington (Henderson County) near Town Branch. Five stream crossings and six wetland crossings will be conducted by open-cut trenching, with native materials returned to impacted locations and original contours reestablished. Up to 60 feet of rip rap may be placed on Town Branch and its tributaries, and 21 manholes will be placed or replaced within 50 feet of Town Branch and its tributaries. 
  • .MMXXI-004 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)  

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)  

State Revolving Fund Program

Document Draft Issuance Date Comment Period End Date
None at this time    
Current Categorical Exclusions
Applicant Project Issue Date Comment Period End
Hiwassee Utilities Commission Loan No DWF 2021-232 03-19-21 04-19-21
Categorical Exclusion Determination
Transmittal Letter
Figure 1 - Project Location
Hampton Utility District Loan No. DW8 2020-227 03-05-21 04-05-21
Categorical Exclusion Determination
Transmittal Letter
Figure 1 - Project Area
Figure 2 - Project Area
Figure 3 - Project Area
Current Finding of No Significant Impact Statements (FONSI) / Environmental Assessments
Applicant Project Issue Date Comment Period End
 None at this time      

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