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April 16, 2018

The Division of Water Resources has developed the following draft guidance document, which is now available for public review and comment. 

Revocation of Certification as a Qualified Hydrologic Professional  - Draft Guidance

If you have comments, please submit them to Stephanie.Durman@tn.gov by May 16, 2018. 

Public Notices

APRIL 2018

  • APRIL 20
  • APRIL 19
    • NRS17.189 - Donald Jones proposes to stabilize 490 feet of eroding banks along Bradley Creek by sloping the banks at a 2:1 ratio, placing geotextile mat on the lower half of the bank, using the largest available riprap to stabilize the toe of the slope and smaller riprap up to half-bank, and planting the upper half of the bank with native riparian vegetation. Lost resource value will be mitigated through riparian buffer enhancement throughout the reach.  (Originally placed on public notice on August 29, 2017)
  • APRIL 17
    • NRS18.002 - Silverdale Baptist Church & Academy proposes to impact approximately 123 linear feet of Friar Branch for the construction a Fine Arts building and elevated walkway. The applicant proposes to reduce degradation from impacts to a de minimis level through in-system mitigation.
    • NRS18.101 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation is proposing to replace two bridges on State Route 196 to improve safety between the bridges, permanently impacting 3.07 acres of wetland. Wetland impacts will be offset through compensatory mitigation.
    • MMXVIII-015 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)
    • Notice of Decision for Individial Permit (NPDES-Mining)
  • APRIL 16
  • APRIL 13
    •    M2018-06 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunity for Individual NPDES Permit Applications, Mining Section.
  • APRIL 10
    • NRS18.091 - Mr. Kevin Rye proposes to add nine 12-foot wide jetties to Big Richland Creek (Humphreys County) to control bank erosion. The project, conducted in coordination with the Natural Resource Conservation Service, will include a 3,282 foot riparian buffer of native vegetation. In-stream construction will not be conducted between April 1 and June 1 to protect spawning of two listed fish species.
    • MMXVIII-014 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)
    • NRS18.089 - Rochford Realty and Construction proses to encapsulate 190 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). 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.
  • APRIL 6
  • APRIL 3
    •  Notice of Public Hearing for NPDES Permit TN0005789 - Tennessee Valley Authority Cumberland Fossil Plant. 
    • MMXVIII-013 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)
    • NRS18.063 - The Tennessee American Water Company proses to install a 30-inch water line under the Tennessee River in Chattanooga (Hamilton County) to supply water to areas north of the river. Blasting under the river bottom to fracture bedrock will be conducted prior to underwater trenching. The Division hasdetermined that this will result in no greater than de minimis degradation to water quality.
  • APRIL 2

MARCH 2018

  • MARCH 30
  • MARCH 29
  • MARCH 28
  • MARCH  27
    • NRS17.290 - Metro Water Services proposes to remove 239 linear feet (lf) of in-stream culvert to be replaced with 212lf of bottomless slab bridge, re-establish 212lf of natural stream substrate, and make 863lf of channel modifications including retaining walls where property is at risk, channel widening to create flood benches above existing low flow channel, cross vein installation, bank stabilization, tree replanting, and removing 460 sq. ft. of concrete from an unnamed tributary to the Cumberland River in Old Hickory. The purpose of the project is to enhance the degraded channel while mitigating storm water inputs from development.
    • NRS18.090 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to backfill 3,640 cubic yards of spillway channel (0.45 acres) on the lakeside of the old spillway on Reelfoot Lake in Lake and Obion Counties. This activity was originally permitted by NRS06.050 in 2008, and the proposed activity is to complete the originally proposed work. Prior to completing this activity, the new spillway will be operational and will be used as the primary spillway. Impact offset will occur through constructing the new spillway channel.
    • NRS18.092 - Gavilon, LLC proposes to dredge approximately 0.33 acres (approximately three feet deep) of Mississippi River bottom at its New Johnsonville facility in Humphreys County to allow barge access to grain loading facilities.
    • NRS18.095 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to demolish and replace a bridge through blasting and fill state waters on Ft. Loudon Lake, encapsulate an additional 23 linear feet (lf) of stream to extend a 239 linear foot (lf) 4’ x 4’ Reinforced Concrete Box Culvert, and encapsulate 43 lf of stream to install a new 6’ x 6’ Reinforced Concrete Box Culvert in Knox County. Mitigation for 66 lf of stream impacts will occur through the purchase of 66 credits from the Tennessee Stream Mitigation Program in the Upper Tennessee Service Area.
    • MMXVIII-12 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)
  • MARCH 23
    • M2018-05 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunity for Individual NPDES Permit Applications, Mining Section.
  • MARCH 20
    • NRS17.222 - The applicant proposes to redesign stormwater infrastructure at Hillsboro High School and reroute approximately 60 acres of offsite stormwater through the site. The system will be upgraded by combining flows from an onsite swale and 30’’ corrugated metal pipe into 1,052 linear feet of 48’’ to 60’’ reinforced concrete pipe. The proposed plan includes conveying flow from an existing pipe into a 62-foot long enhanced channel and riparian corridor. 
    • MMXVIII-011 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)
    • Notice of Public Hearing for General NPDES Permit TNG830000 - for discharges of treated groundwater associated with underground storage tank (UST) remediation.
  • MARCH 19
    • NRS18.060 - The applicant proposes to mine gravel from point bars in Sams Creek at 1455 Sams Creek Road in Cheatham County. A berm of at least ten feet wide must be maintained between the work area and  stream flow, equipment must operate outside of the stream at all times, and excavation may not extent below stream water level or into the streambed in the case that flow is absent. The division has made a preliminary determination that the proposed activities will result in greater than de minimis degradation to water quality.
    • NRS14.152 - The City of Chattanooga is proposing to restore 616 linear feet and enhance 371 linear feet of Mountain Creek to compensate for 408 linear feet of hard armoring along one bank of Mountain Creek.
  • MARCH 13
    • NRS18.069 - The Dekalb County Highway Department proposes to removal from the channel of an unnamed tributary to Holmes Creek embayment of Center Hill Reservoir where gravel deposits have diverted flood flows on to Holmes Creek Road.  
    • NRS18.072 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to widen two lanes along a portion of SR-19 from East of State Route 87 to west of Windrow Road in Haywood County. Eight streams and seven wetlands would be impacted. Stream impacts will be offset at Sander’s Branch Mitigation Site (NRS17.262) and through on-site replacement. The wetland impacts will mitigated at the Hatchie River Wetland Mitigation Bank.
    • NRS18.082 - The Lower Mississippi River Conservation Committee proposes to construct five notches in three dikes in the Densford Dike Field of the Mississippi River in Fayette County. 
    • MMXVIII-010 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)
  • MARCH 9
    • NR17MS.009 - Industrial Land Developers, LLC has applied for authorization under an individual ARAP to alter three wetlands associated with the revocation and modification of NPDES permit TN0069221.  The quarry site was initially developed in 2016 and avoided the alteration of any stream or wetland features within the NPDES permit area. New proposed activities would result in 0.60 acres of new wetland dredge or fill  and alteration to two wet weather conveyances all within the Cumberland-Old Hickory Lake watershed (HUC 05130201).  Mitigation for proposed wetland impacts would be through mitigation banks at a ratio of 2:1 to achieve no net loss of resource value. 
  • MARCH 6
    • NRS16.128 - The Cumberland River Compact proposes to remove a concrete dam remnant within Mill Creek (Davidson County) to improve natural stream flow patterns and improve habitat for the federally endangered Nashville Crayfish (Orconectes shoupi).
    • NRS16.149 - Republic Plastics is requesting a permit modification for NRS16.149 to impact 1.4 acres of wetland in Knox County. Impacts will be compensated through the purchase of credits at a 2:1 ratio from the Shady Valley Wetland Mitigation Bank.
    • NRS18.016 - Retirement Companies of America proposes to permanently impact 0.35 acres of wetland in Shelby County for construction of The Farms at Bailey Station Life Care Community. Compensatory wetland mitigation will occur with the purchase of 0.7 credits from the Mt. Tena Wetland Mitigation Bank, which is located in the Wolf River watershed.
    • NRS18.079 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to restore and enhance 5,262 linear feet of stream channel on Clear Creek and Hall Branch to mitigate anticipated stream impacts for the TDOT roadway projects: PIN# 104027.02 SR-35 road widening, Sims Road to Grapevine Hollow Road in Jefferson County and PIN# 101401.01SR 35 from Sims Road to SR 92 (Dickey Road) in Sevier and Jefferson Counties. The Division has determined that it is a minimal impact activity and subject to a 20 day comment period.
    • MMXVIII-009 -  Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)
  • MARCH 2
    • M2018-04 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunity for Individual NPDES Permit Applications, Mining Section.

FEBRUARY 2018

  • FEBRUARY 28
  • FEBRUARY 27
    • NRS17.279 - DHL Supply Chain proposes to fill 1.3 acres of wetland for a warehouse on Tchulahoma Road in Shelby County. Impacts will be offset by mitigation at a 2:1 ratio through the Tennessee Wildlife Federation In-Lieu Fee wetland mitigation program.
    • NRS17.323 - TN-DMO Properties Holdings LLC proposes to permanently impact 0.894 acres of wetland and 1,264 feet of an unnamed tributary to Fletcher Creek (Shelby County). Compensatory stream mitigation will occur with the relocation/establishment of 1,385 feet of new natural stream designed channel.
    • NRS17.333. The City of Cleveland is proposing to construct an interstate connector along Pleasant Grove Church Road (Bradley County). The City proposes to impact 170 linear feet of an unnamed tributary to Candies Creek and 0.177 acres of two unnamed wetlands. The applicant proposes to purchase 0.354 credits from the Sequatchie Valley Wetland Mitigation Bank to offset unavoidable impacts to wetlands. 
    • NRS18.013 - The Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s In-lieu Fee Wetland Program proposes to re-establish 34.2 acres of forested wetland in the floodplain of West Fork Drakes Creek (Sumner County).
    • NRS18.071 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to improve State Route 4/U.S. 78/Lamar Avenue from Old Highway 78/Davidson Road (Mississippi State Line) to Shelby Drive in Memphis (Shelby County). This project includes impacting two streams and three wetlands. Stream impacts will be offset at Sander’s Branch Mitigation Site (NRS17.262). The impacts to low resource value wetlands are less than 0.25 acres and do not require mitigation.
    • MMXVII-008 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)
    • Notice of Decision for Individual Permits (NPDES-Mining Unit)
    • Notice of Decision for Individual Permits (ARAP-Natural Resources Unit)
  • FEBRUARY 20
    • TMDL (HUC-06010104) -  The Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for E. coli in the Holston River Watershed is now available for review.
    • NRS17.084 - Southern Land Company LLC proposes to fill two wetlands totaling 0.43 acres for the construction of the Cheltenham Addition in the Westhaven Subdivision (Williamson County). This phase would add an additional 100 homes to the community and also impact four wet weather conveyances. The applicant proposes to reduce impacts to a  de minimis level through in-system mitigation. 
    • NRS18.001 - The Old Natchez County Club requests reissuance of a water quality permit that would authorize removal of water from the Harpeth River (Williamson County) for irrigation of its golf course.
    • NRS18.062 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to improve State Route 14 from State Route 385 in Shelby County to east of Kerrville-Rosemark Road. This project includes impacting four streams and 10 wetlands. As mitigation for the 8.52 acres of permanent wetland impacts, the applicant proposes offsetting impacts at a 2:1 ratio by restoring 17.04 acres at the Millington Wetland Mitigation Site. As mitigation for the stream impacts, the applicant proposes in kind, on-site stream replacement.
    • MMXVIII-007 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)
  • FEBRUARY 13
    • NRS17.324 - The West Knox Utility District proposes to install 30’’ ductile iron pipe to transport wastewater from the Karn Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) to the Melton Hill WWTP. The proposed open-cut trenching and jack-and-bore techniques will impact Beaver Creek, Conner Creek, and a miscellaneous tributary to Beaver Creek in Knox County. Ten wet weather conveyances will also be impacted. The proposed activities will be conducted in the dry and will result in no more than de minimis degradation to water quality.
    • NRS18.010 - The applicant proposes to remove gravel from gravel bars on his property along Leatherwood Creek (Stewart County). The gravel will be used on the applicant’s property for road maintenance and building site preparation.
    • MMXVIII-006 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)
    • Notice of Public Hearing for Individual NPDES Permit TN0081906 - Tennessee Department of General Services for the Memphis Regional Megasite Wastewater Treatment Plant. 
  • FEBRUARY 12
  • FEBRUARY 9
    • M2018-03 - Notice of Public Participation Opportunity for Individual NPDES Permit Applications, Mining Section.
  • FEBRUARY 6
    • MMXVIII-005 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program)
  • FEBRUARY 2
  • FEBRUARY 1