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Public Hearing on New Birchwood II Landfill

September 5, 2019, from 5:30 pm to TBD EDT


September 5, 2019

5:30 pm to TBD EDT


Central High School 5728 Hwy 58 Harrison, TN 37341


Public Notice

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), Division of Solid Waste Management (DSWM), will conduct a public hearing Thursday, September 5 to receive comments on its tentative decision to issue a new solid waste disposal facility permit for Birchwood II, LLC Class III landfill.

The facility, identified as Birchwood II, LLC Landfill (DML330000130), will be located in Hamilton County at 9327 Birchwood Pike, Harrison, Tennessee (latitude 35°11’54” N / longitude 85°5’9” W).  

The hearing will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Central High School, 5728 Hwy 58, Harrison, TN 37341.  From 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EDT, an informational session will be held.  The public may inspect and discuss the permit application, draft permit, fact sheet, plans, and other materials with the DSWM and with representatives of the applicant.  There will also be an opportunity for comments to be recorded or written and submitted during this time.  The formal hearing will begin at 6:00 p.m.  First DSWM will explain its tentative decision to issue the permit.  The applicant's representative will describe the proposed facility action/expansion.  DSWM will then receive oral comments on the draft permit from the public.

DSWM invites the public to review and submit comments on this proposal at the hearing or anytime during the 45-day comment period ending on Thursday, September 26, 2019.  Electronic copies of the application and draft permit are available online at and at the DSWM Central Office on the 14th Floor of the Tennessee Tower, 312 Rosa L. Parks Ave, Nashville, TN 37243 (615-532-0780).  Paper copies may be reviewed at the Chattanooga Public Library Northgate Branch, 278 Northgate Mall Drive, Chattanooga, TN  37415 (423-643-7785) and the TDEC Chattanooga Environmental Field Office, 1301 Riverfront Parkway Suite 206, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 37402 (423-634-5745).

To comment on the draft permit, contact Mr. Jeremy Hooper in DSWM’s Central Office at the TN Tower, 312 Rosa L. Parks Ave, 14th Floor, Nashville, TN 37243 (615-532-0072), email or fax 615-532-0938.  Comments must be received by 4:30 p.m. CDT on Thursday, September 26 to assure consideration.