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Notice of Rulemaking Hearing 

On Tuesday, August 28, 2018, the Tennessee Oil and Gas Program, Division of Water Resources will be holding a public hearing* in order to receive comments regarding proposed amendments to the following:

Comments on the amendments to RULE CHAPTER 0400-52-01 & 0400-54-01 will be accepted through September 14, 2018 and should be submitted to Michael.K.Burton@tn.gov.

*Notice: The video conference location for the Knoxville Environmental Field Office has changed. Those in the knoxville area wishing to attend the hearing may do so at:

TDEC Oak Ridge Environmental Field Office
Grand Conference Room
761 Emory Valley Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830


Notice of Rulemaking

On Wednesday, June 27th, 2018, the Division of Water Resources held a public hearing in order to receive  comments regarding proposed amendments to the above ammendments. Comments on the amendments to RULE CHAPTER 0400-40-03 & 0400-40-04 will be accepted through *July 31st, 2018 and should be submitted to Gregory.Denton@tn.gov.

*Note that the comment deadline has been extended from original notice


Notice of Rulemaking 

On Wednesday, June 27th, 2018, the Division of Water Resources held a public hearing in order to receive  comments regarding proposed amendments to the above ammendments. Comments on the amendments to RULE CHAPTER 0400-40-07 will be accepted through *July 31st, 2018  and should be submitted to Jimmy.R.Smith@tn.gov.

*Note that the comment deadline has been extended from original notice

Public Participation Opportunities

State Revolving Fund Loan Program

June 15, 2018

TDEC will be conducting a public meeting  to present the fiscal year (FY) 2018 Draft Intended Use Plans (IUPs) for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) capitalization grants and to receive comments from the public.

Monday July 16, 201810:00 a.m. (central time)

William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower at 312 Rosa L. Parks Ave - 3rd Floor Multi-Media Room

Public Notice (Updated 6/25/18)


Tennessee Stream Quantification Tool (TN SQT) and Updating Tennessee Stream Mitigation Guidelines

May 18, 2018

TDEC Response to Public Comments on TN SQT

The Division recently released a quantitative evaluation tool for assessing the functional loss and lift of stream projects. TN SQT is a scientifically defensible method created to evaluate projects proposed for compensatory mitigation. These projects include mitigation banks, in-lieu fee projects, and large scale permittee responsible mitigation. The Division intends to use the TN SQT for mitigation where applicable and appropriate. The Division received a significant amount of comments on this method.

 

Public Notices

JULY 2018

  • JULY 13
  • JULY 12
    • M2018-12 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunities for Individual NPDES Permits, Mining Section.
  • JULY 11
    • MMXVIII-027 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program.
  • JULY 10
    • NRS17.061 - Starlink Logistics, Inc. proposes to excavate and remove sediment from Arrow Lake, an impoundment of Sugar Creek near Mt. Pleasant, in Maury County.
  • JULY 6
  • JULY 3
    • NRS17.313 - David Brown proposes to fill 0.249 acres of wetland for a Harley Davidson parking and rider training facility. The applicant will offset resource loss through on-site preservation of the remaining contiguous 2.49 acres of wetland.
    • NRS18.128 - 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.
    • NRS18.148 - Charlotte Neblett proposes to stabilize 120 linear feet of Little Bartons Creek with riprap. This is in follow-up to previously permitted activities now totaling 420 linear feet of riprap. A 35 foot riparian buffer will be planted and protected along the entire reach of stabilized streambank.
    • MMXVIII-026 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program

JUNE 2018

  • JUNE 29
  • JUNE 26
    • NRS15.355 - Summit Medical Group proposes to fill 292 linear feet of Fourth Creek (Knox County) and replace it with stable channel in order to preserve the structural integrity of a medical building and detention basin under threat from extensive erosion and migration of Fourth Creek. Approximately 500 linear feet of Fourth Creek, including the replacement channel, will be stabilized with a combination of practices along different segments to achieve project goals. Impacts will be reduced through in-system mitigation.
    • MMXVIII-025 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program
  • JUNE 22
  • JUNE 20
    • MMXVIII-024 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program
  • JUNE 19
    • NRS18.127 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to improve a section of State Route (SR) 96 from east of Arno Road to SR 252 (Wilson Pike) in Williamson County. Ten streams and one wetland will be impacted. Stream impacts will be offset by purchasing 1,896 credits from the Cumberland River Compact. The 0.033 acres of permanent wetland impact is considered de minimis and does not require compensatory mitigation.
  • JUNE 15
  • JUNE 13
    • MMXVIII-023 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program
  • JUNE 12
    • NRS17.175 - Goodall Inc. Builders proposes to install an irrigation line by digging a 4-foot wide by 4-foot deep trench across Station Camp Creek in support of Phase 11 of the Millstone subdivision in Sumner County. Once installed, the trench will be backfilled with native materials and banks will be stabilized with native vegetation. This is part of the subdivision’s common plan of development.
    • NRS18.134 - The Illinois Central Railroad Company proposes to construct the Fulton Drop table and tracks that will involve the placement of fill in approximately 0.92 acres of wetland, encapsulating 352 liner feet of stream, hard armoring 73 linear feet of stream at culvert inlets and outlets, and relocating 2,628 feet of small headwater stream channels into 2,477 linear feet of new channels in unnamed tributaries to Harris Fork Creek; South Fulton, Obion County. Impacts will be off-set through Compensatory stream mitigation with payment to the Tennessee Stream Mitigation Program (TSMP) and purchase of credits from the Gilmers Creek Wetland Mitigation Bank.
  • JUNE 8
  • JUNE 6
    • NRS18.099 - Star Land Company proposes to fill 0.43 acres of wetland as part of the Three Rivers single phase residential development in Rutherford County. Mitigation will occur through the purchase of credits at a 2:1 ratio from the Tennessee Wildlife Federation in-lieu fee program. 
    • NRS18.107 - Mr. David Robertson proposes to stabilize approximately 2,395 feet of lower bank on the Tennessee River near Morris Chapel (Hardin County) with rip rap and stabilize top of bank areas with vegetation. No bank shaping will be conducted. 
  • JUNE 5
    • MMXVIII-22 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program
  • JUNE 4
  • JUNE 1
    • Notice of Decision for Individual Permits (NPDES-Mining Unit)
    • NRS18.096 - CSX Transportation, Inc. proposes to replace a bridge along a mainline to meet current standards. The proposed bridge is 17 feet wide. Three temporary impacts will also occur in Clear Creek and an unnamed tributary. The Division has made a preliminary determination that the proposed activities will result in no more than de minimis degradation to water quality.

MAY 2018

  • MAY 31
    • NOTICE OF DETERMINATION for NRS18.121 - Notice of Determination for social and economic necessity of water quality degradation of Exceptional Tennessee Waters associated with the navigation maintenance dredging of the Mississippi River by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • MAY 29
    • NRS18.111 - Berry Sugg proposes to place natural cedar revetments along eroded areas of approximately 600 feet of the base of the stream bank along Wells Creek and backfill with natural gravel. The back fill will be allowed to colonize naturally and grow to mature vegetation, and will be protected with 16-foot cattle panels to permanently eliminate livestock access to the stream. The Division has made a preliminary determination that this will result in no greater than de minimis degradation to water quality.
    • MMXVIII-21 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)
  • MAY 25
    • M2018-09 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunity for Individual NPDES Permit Applications, Mining Section.
  • MAY 22
    • MMXVIII-020 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)
    • NRS17.350 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to encapsulate an additional 18 linear feet (lf) of Hines Creek near State Route 71 from south of Simpson Rd. to Hendron Chapel Road in Knoxville to install an 18 lf 8’x6’ box culvert extension with 42’ of rip rap protection and 38’ linear feet of rip rap protection on a separate culvert for road safety improvements. Mitigation for 18 lf of stream impacts will occur through the purchase of 27 credits from the Tennessee Stream Mitigation Program in the Upper Tennessee Service Area.
    • NRS18.087 - Reggie Dotson proposes to construct 650 of linear feet rock gabion walls along the banks of the Elk River (Franklin County) for bank stabilization.
    • NRS18.095 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to demolish and replace a bridge and fill-in state waters on Ft. Loudon Lake (Knox County), encapsulate an additional 23 linear feet (lf) of stream to extend an existing reinforced concrete box culvert (RCBC), and encapsulate 43 lf of stream to install a new RCBC. The proposed culvert on STR-5 would have to be lengthened, requiring 25 additional stream mitigation credits. Mitigation for 91 lf of stream impacts will occur through the purchase of 91 credits from the Tennessee Stream Mitigation Program in the Upper Tennessee Service Area.
    • NRS18.117 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District proposes to implement seepage control measures and repair of levee slides for the Miston/Ridgely Levee in Lake and Dyer Counties. This will require clearing and excavation of 3.3 acres of wetland, one acre of farmed wetland, and 8 acres of non-wetland wooded habitat. Compensatory wetland mitigation of 27 acres will be proposed to offset lost resource value.
  • MAY 21
  • MAY 18
  • MAY 15
    • Notice of Decision for Individual Permits (NPDES-Mining Unit)
    • MMXVIII-019 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)
    • NRS16.211 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation has revised its request for impacts and   mitigation related to two miles of road improvements on Ershell Collins Road (Campbell County). The original proposal was to offset stream impacts through the Tennessee Stream Mitigation Program. The permittee has requested a change to the impacts. The revised plan proposes in-kind replacement for the initial 90 feet of the stream replacement. The revised TSMP credit purchase of 664 credits in the Upper Tennessee Service Area is proposed to account for the redesigned 103 feet of rip-rap lined stream channel on STR-5.
    • NRS17.133 - Rocky Fork Partners I, LLC proposes to encapsulate 106 feet of stream and fill 0.06 acres of wetland for a residential development in Smyrna (Rutherford County). Compensatory stream mitigation will be accomplished with the purchase of credits form the Cumberland River Compact In-Lieu Fee Program.
    • NRS17.305 - James Tosh proposes to remove accumulated debris and rip rap from an unnamed tributary to the North Fork Obion River (Henry County), plant 30-foot stream buffers on both banks, and enhance existing wetlands to offset potential wetland loss from returning outflow in the stream channel.
    • NRS18.068 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to impact four streams and three wetlands to accommodate the widening of State Route 56 in DeKalb County. Mitigation for unavoidable stream impacts will occur through 1,216 feet of on-site stream relocation and the purchase of 194 credits from the Cumberland River Compact. Wetland impacts will be mitigate through the purchase 0.612 credits from the Baker Crossroads Wetland Mitigation Bank.
  • MAY 11
  • MAY 9
  • MAY 8 
    • Notice of Decision for Individual Permits (ARAP-Natural Resources Unit)
    • TND0001808 - Jerry Swift proposes to conduct in-stream commercial gravel mining in Dyers Creek, near Dover (Stewart County).
    • NRS18.123 - SEV METROCENTER IV, LLC proposes to fill 0.78 acres of wetland for the construction of an apartment complex in Nashville (Davidson County). Compensatory wetland mitigation for impacts will be with the purchase of 1.56 credits from the Swamp Road Wetland Mitigation Bank #2 or the Tennessee Mitigation Fund. 
    • NRS16.296 - Curtis Wegener proposes to relocate and rehabilitate approximately 892 linear feet of channel and encapsulate approximately 200 linear feet of the same system, impacting two unnamed tributaries to Nonconnah Creek in Collierville (Shelby County). The applicant proposes to reduce degradation to a de minimis level through in-system mitigation.
    • MMXVIII-018 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)
  • MAY 2
  • MAY 1
    • NOTICE OF DETERMINATION regarding the issuance of water quality permits to the TN Department of General Services-Memphis Regional Megasite WWTP for discharge of treated waste water to Mile 768 of the Mississippi River from the Megasite location in Haywood County and authorizing specified stream, wetland and wet weather conveyance crossings. Persons may review the permit and other file correspondence on the Division of Water Resources Permits Dataviewer  by entering "TN0081906" or "NRS17.054" in the search field. 
    • NRS17.038 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation was authorized to widen State Route 109 from Dry Fork Creek to south of the Cumberland River, impacting five streams (917 linear feet) and three wetlands within the Old Hickory Reservoir Watershed. These impacts were proposed to be offset through a permittee responsible mitigation project in Smith County. The permittee has requested a change to the compensatory mitigation and requests the impacts be offset through the purchase of credits from the Cumberland River Compact’s In-Lieu Fee program in the Middle Cumberland service area. Wetland impacts of 0.436 acres and will be offset at a 2:1 ratio at the Swamp Road Mitigation Bank. 
    • NRS17.093 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation was authorized to widen State Route 65 from Highway 431 to Walling Road, impacting eleven streams and five wetlands within the Bendingo and Carr Creek waterbodies. Stream impacts total 2,470 linear feet and were proposed to be offset through a permittee responsible mitigation project in Smith County. The permittee has requested a change to the compensatory mitigation and requests the impacts be offset through the purchase of credits from the Cumberland River Compact’s In-Lieu Fee program in the Lower Cumberland service area. Wetland impacts total 0.541 acres and will be offset at a 2:1 ratio at the Harpeth River Wetland Mitigation Bank, as originally proposed.
    • NRS17.095 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation was authorized to widen State Route 149 from River Road to State Route 13 and SR-13 from SR-149 to Zinc Plant Road, impacting twelve streams and three wetlands within the Barkley Lake watershed. Aquatic resource impacts to streams are a combination of on-site stream replacements (4,603 linear feet) and permanent losses of 690 linear feet. These impacts will be offset through a combination of on-site, in-system mitigation and third party mitigation through the Cumberland River Compact In-Lieu Fee program in the Lower Cumberland service area. Wetland impacts of 0.541 acres will be offset at the Yellow Creek Wetland Mitigation site. 
    • NRS17.117 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation was authorized to widen State Route 109 from north of SR-24 to the logical termini south of Dry Fork Creek, impacting five streams and six wetlands within the Old Hickory Watershed. Stream impacts total 467 linear feet (Wilson County). These impacts were proposed to be offset through a permittee responsible mitigation project in Smith County. The permittee has requested a change to the compensatory mitigation and requests the impacts be offset through the purchase of credits from the Cumberland River Compact’s In-Lieu Fee program in the Middle Cumberland service area. Wetland impacts total 0.630 acres and will be offset at a 2:1 ratio at the Swamp Road Mitigation Bank.
    • NRS17.296 - The Tennessee Valley Authority proposes to encapsulate 90 linear feet of stream, fill 0.83 acres of wetland, fill 2,851 linear feet of wet weather conveyance, and install a pier span bridge over Wells Creek (Stewart County) for a borrow site and haul road associated with development and operation of borrow sites for the Cumberland Fossil Plant. Wetland mitigation will be provided through purchase of 1.7 credits in the Tennessee Mitigation Fund in the Lower Cumberland River Service Area.
    • NRS18.089 - Rochford Realty and Construction proses to encapsulate 187 linear feet of an unnamed tributary to Trace Creek and fill 0.32 acres of low-quality wetland in support of construction of Area 1 of the Stephen’s Valley residential development (Davidson and Williamson Counties). This will include three roadway crossings and a pedestrian path. Wetland impacts will be offset through purchase of 0.64 credits from the Swamp Road Mitigation Bank. The Division has made a preliminary determination that this will result in no greater than de minimis degradation to water quality.
    • NRS18.121 - The Memphis District Corps of Engineers proposes to conduct periodic maintenance dredging in the Mississippi River from River Mile 715 to 905. The purpose of the work is to maintain the navigation channel within the Mississippi River and two harbors. The project will provide for a suitably-aligned navigation channel nine feet deep and 300 to 500 feet wide.
    • MMXVIII-017 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)



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