Water Notices and Hearings

Public Participation Opportunities

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Upcoming Public Hearings & Meetings:

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Date (2024) Time (Central) Topic Notice Location Virtual Link
03-21 5:30 PM NRS22.192 - TN Gas Pipeline Co. NOPH Dickson County Government Building
303 Henslee Drive
Dickson, TN 37055
TEAMS

Typically, most public hearings begin with an informational session before the formal hearing begins. Please see the public notice document for details. 

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.


02-06-2024 - Water Quality Data Request

The Tennessee Division of Water Resources is soliciting data to conduct a thorough investigation of water quality conditions across Tennessee. The results of this statewide assessment will be used to develop documents required under the federal Clean Water Act such as the EPA Approved Lists of Impaired and Threatened Waters. The Division is specifically requesting water quality data from the Group 1 watersheds.

To be fully incorporated into this process, data needs to be received by April 1, 2024.

GROUP 1 WATERSHEDS (HUC-8)
Nonconnah Creek (08010211)
South Fork Forked Deer (08010205)
Pickwick Lake (06030005)
Harpeth River (05130204)
Wheeler Lake (06030002)
Emory River (06010208)
Watts Bar Lake (06010201)
Conasauga River (03150101)
Ocoee River (06020003)
Watauga River (06010103)

None at this time.

February 27, 2024

  • NRS21.134 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposes 195 feet of stream fill for the construction of instream detention structures, 85 feet of stream fill and replacement, five feet of stream channel loss, 80 feet of stream encapsulation, 4,200 feet of streambank bench construction and 0.2 acres of wetland impact for flood control. Impacts to Fillauer Creek (Bradley County) will be offset onsite with improvements to stream channels and riparian corridors. Wetland impacts will be offset by the purchase of 0.5 credits from an In -lieu Fee program sponsored by the Tennessee Wildlife Federation.
  • NRS23.286 - Delta Industries, Inc. proposes to develop an approximately 15-acre site along Cypress Creek Drive in Eads/Arlington (Shelby County) and fill approximately 0.66 acres of wetlands for the construction of a concrete mixing plant and associated infrastructure. Mitigation will be through the purchase of 1.12 credits from the Loosahatchie River Mitigation Bank.
  • NRS23.325 - The Tennessee Valley Authority proposes permanent impacts to 5.40 acres of wetland and temporary impacts to 0.19 acres of wetland and 25 feet of stream for the construction of a transmission line between the new combined cycle plant and the transmission grid on the Cumberland Fossil Plant Reservation in Cumberland City (Stewart County). Wetland mitigation will be provided by the purchase of 6.75 credits from the Harpeth River Mitigation Bank.
  • MMXXIV-008 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program.

February 23, 2024

February 21, 2024

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

February 20, 2024

  • NRS23.342 - First Utility District of Knoxville proposes 10 open-cut stream crossings of Turkey Creek, North Fork Turkey Creek, and tributaries in Farragut (Knox County) and installation of 48 manholes within 50 feet of stream channels for replacement of gravity sewer line.

February 16, 2024

February 13, 2024

  • NRS23.072 - Brushy Fork Environmental Consulting, Inc. proposes stream and wetland impacts on an unnamed tributary to Beaverdam Creek in Shady Valley (Johnson County). Permanent stream impacts are the restoration of 1,224 feet of stream resulting in 1,546 feet of restored stream. Temporary impacts to 0.15 acres of wetland will occur for stream restoration activities. This work is for the development of an additional phase of The Nature Conservancy’s Shady Valley Mitigation Bank.
  • NRS23.186 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes impacts to four streams, six wetlands, and four ponds, and restoration of a stream through levee setback for a bypass (State Route 76/U.S. 79) around the towns of Atwood and Trezevant (Carroll County). The loss of 394.2 functional feet of the stream will be offset by Permittee Responsible Mitigation at the Reedy Creek PRM site. Wetland impacts of 0.65 acres and pond impacts of 0.76 acres will be offset by the allocation of 2.82 credits previously purchased from the Obion Wetland Mitigation Bank.
  • NRS23.237 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes impacts in Fayette County to unnamed tributaries to Big Muddy Creek and three wetlands for widening of State Route 222 for access to Project Blue Oval. The loss of 522.9 functional feet of stream will be offset through the Big Muddy Permittee Restoration Site. Wetland fill of 0.036 acres will be offset by the purchase of 0.07 credits from Hatchie Wetland Mitigation Bank. Temporary impacts to 0.111 acres of wetland will be restored and monitored for two years and 1,206 feet of relocated stream will be monitored for five years.
  • NRS23.242 - Brighton Valley Apartments proposes the removal of 153 feet of stream encapsulation and replacing it with an open trapezoidal channel graded to connect flowlines in Nashville (Davidson County).
  • MMXXIV-006 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program.

February 09, 2024

February 06, 2024

  • MMXXIV-005 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program.
  • NRS22.293 - Blue Ridge Waterways, Inc. proposes varying stream and wetland impacts associated with establishing the Notchy Creek Stream and Wetland Mitigation Bank (Madisonville, Monroe County). Impacts include restoration of approximately 7,549 feet of tributaries to Notchy Creek and approximately 35 acres of wetland, resulting in 9,545 feet of stream and 43.65 acres of wetland. Stream restoration activities will result in 2.9 acres of temporary wetland impacts.
  • NRS23.243 - Cleveland Ford proposes 0.08 acres of wetland fill and 139 feet of encapsulation of an unnamed tributary to Candies Creek for parking lot expansion and infrastructure upgrades in Cleveland (Bradley County).
  • NRS23.270 - CSX Transportation, Inc. proposes permanent impacts to 0.79 acres of wetland, temporary impacts to 0.54 acres of wetland and 70 feet of the South Fork Obion River for replacement of a trestle bridge and two approach structures on CSXT mainline near McKenzie (Carroll County). Wetlands mitigation for permanent impacts will be through purchase of 1.58 credits from the Gilmer’s Creek Wetland Mitigation Bank.
  • NRS23.290 - The USDA Forest Service Cherokee National Forest Nolichucky/Unaka District proposes removal of a low-head dam at the Horse Creek Campground in the Cherokee National Forest in Greene County to enhance public safety.
  • NRS23.302 - Southeastern Freight Lines, Inc. proposes permanent impacts to 2.13 acres of wetland, 5.73 acres of pond, and 1,181 feet of unnamed tributaries to Tenmile Creek for construction of a facility in Memphis (Shelby County). Mitigation for permanent impacts will be provided through wetland and stream credit purchases from the Rossville Farm Mitigation Bank.
  • NRS23.327 - Valero Refining Company proposes dredging of 55,000 cubic yards of sediment and installation of a barge anchoring dolphin in McKellar Lake in Memphis (Shelby County) to provide barge access at that facility. Dredged materials will be transported via hydraulic pipeline or barge to the Corps of Engineers disposal site on Treasure Island or the Memphis and Shelby County Port Commission disposal site at the mouth of McKellar Lake.
  • NRS23.333 - Aquatic Weed Wizards proposes dredging of 2,500 cubic yards of sediment from a pond for sediment removal and fountain replacement at Monte Vista Memorial Park (Johnson City, Washington County). Dredged materials will be disposed on site.
  • NRS23.336 - The Town of Gainesboro proposes to construct a water withdrawal intake and install two raw water lines for withdrawal of 1.5 million gallons of water per day from the Cumberland River/Cordell Hull Reservoir in Jackson County. The purpose of the activity is to replace aging and failing infrastructure and increase public water supply for the area.

February 02, 2024

January 30, 2024

  • NRS22.192 Modification - Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, LLC proposes an additional 604 linear feet of temporary stream impacts and 20 linear feet of permanent stream impact in Dickson County associated with the construction of a 32-mile 30-inch diameter natural gas pipeline. Temporary impacts to 0.69 acres of wetland, permanent impacts to 0.03 acres of wetland, temporary impacts to approximately 5400 linear feet of stream, permanent impacts to 490 linear feet of stream, and temporary water withdrawals from eight streams and one reservoir were authorized by the original permit. This modification would affect only the state aquatic resource alteration permit, and would not constitute a modification of the Section 401 certification issued on July 21, 2023. 
    • A Public Hearing will be held on March 21, 2024, located at Dickson County Government Building - 303 Henslee Drive Dickson, TN 37055. The informational session will occur from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with the Public Hearing event following immediately afterwards. 
  • NRS22.256 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes permanent and temporary impacts to six streams, five wetlands, and a pond for roadway construction to Project Blue Oval (Fayette, Haywood, and Tipton Counties). Stream loss of 151 functional feet will be offset through the Big Muddy Permittee Restoration Site. Wetland impacts of 0.185 acres will be offset by purchasing credits from the Loosahatchie Wetland Mitigation Bank and the Hatchie Wetland Mitigation Bank. Temporary impacts to 0.144 acres of wetland will be restored and monitored for two years.
  • NRS23.269 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) proposes 329 feet of impacts to Summers Branch, and 5.28 acres of permanent and 0.45 acres of temporary wetland impacts to improve an I-65 weigh station near the Kentucky border in Robertson County. Stream impact s will be compensated through purchase of 123.8 functional foot credits from West Fork Drakes Creek Mitigation Bank. Wetland impacts will be compensated through the utilization of 10.56 credits from the TDOT Yellow Creek wetland mitigation site.
  • NRS23.307 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes impacts to 595 feet of Norman Creek for bank stabilization along State Route 310 near Normandy (McMinn County). All impacts will occur at top of bank above bank-full and average water elevation.
  • MMXXIV-004 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program.

January 26, 2024

January 23, 2024

  • NRS22.276 - Exeter 109 Lebanon, LLC proposes impacts to 388.5 feet of an unnamed tributary to Spencer Creek for construction of the Cedartree industrial development in Lebanon (Wilson County). Mitigation will be through the purchase of 187.7 functional feet credits from the Mule Train Mitigation Bank.
  • NRS23.143 - Texas Gas Transmission, LLC proposes temporary impacts to 0.11 acres of wetland and 863 feet of unnamed tributaries to Scotts Creek, and permeant impacts of 18 feet of culvert and nine feet of rip rap near US Highway 70 (Shelby County) for gas pipeline replacement. Temporary impacts will be restored to pre-existing conditions.
  • NRS23.329 - The Smith County Chamber of Commerce proposes the installation of a concrete boat ramp with rip rap borders and two paved parking lots at Pipers Ford (Caney Fork River, Gordonsville) for public boat access.
  • NRS23.339 - The Tennessee Central Economic Authority proposes maintenance dredging of their port on Old Hickory Reservoir near Hartsville (Trousdale County) to support future business into the PowerCom Industrial Center. Dredging of 2,814 cubic yards of material will be accomplished with mechanical excavating equipment. Dredged materials will be dewatered and disposed at an upland-contained disposal area.
  • MMXXIV-003 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program.

January 16, 2024

  • NRS23.094 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes the restoration of 8,193 feet of unnamed tributaries to Big Muddy Creek (Haywood County) resulting in 9,686 feet of restored channel. Impacts to 0.40 acres of wetland will be offset through 1.6 acres of wetland creation. The project is anticipated to provide compensatory mitigation for stream impacts associated with Project Blue Oval.
  • NRS23.175 - East Tennessee Natural Gas, LLC proposes the installation of 16.07 miles of 24-inch gas line in Knox and Sevier Counties with temporary impacts to 20 streams for gas line crossings by open trench, two streams by horizontal directional drilling, nine streams for equipment bridges, 0.044 acres of wetland by trench crossing, 0.025 acres of wetland for equipment bridge crossing, and one pond crossing via open trench. Temporary impacts will be returned to existing conditions.
  • NRS23.244 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes impacts to 100 feet of stream for bank stabilization on Norman Creek along State Route 269 in Normandy (Coffee County). Mitigation will be provided through the purchase of 43.5 functional foot credits from the Duck River Mitigation Bank.
  • NRS23.300 - Wayne and Pamala Cuzzort propose the replacement of rip rap with 150 feet of precast concrete retaining wall to address erosion on Chickamauga Reservoir in Harrison (Hamilton County). Additional impacts will include the installation of a 16-foot by 80-foot boat ramp. No mitigation is necessary as the impacts are considered de minimis.

January 12, 2024

January 10, 2024

January 09, 2024

  • NRS23.161 - Beth Kochoian proposes the installation of 408 feet of rip rap on Watts Bar Reservoir (Ten Mile, Meigs County) for bank stabilization, construction of a 30-foot by 60-foot fixed dock with wooden pilings, a 6-foot by 30-foot wooden staircase, and a 1.5-inch pipe for water intake of 60 gallons per day in summer months.
  • NRS23.228 Notice of Determination - This notice sets out TDEC’s determination that degradation of Exceptional Tennessee Waters resulting from habitat alteration associated with a proposed intake and water withdrawal from the Duck River proposed in the §401 Water Quality Certification and Aquatic Resource Alteration Permit application by the Columbia Power and Water Systems is necessary to accommodate important economic or social development in the area.
  • NRS23.267 - The Tennessee Valley Authority proposes impacts to the Cumberland River/Lake Barkley near its Cumberland Fossil Plant in Cumberland City (Stewart County) for construction of a 50-foot by 60-foot public boat ramp to meet barge delivery needs and provide improved public access to the river. Activities will include the removal of material associated with demolition activities. No mitigation is necessary as the impacts are considered de minimis.
  • NRS23.283 - Ajax Distributing of Memphis, LLC proposes the development of a 142,714-square-foot distribution facility in Memphis (Shelby County). Impacts would include a fill of 1.03 acres of forested wetlands. Mitigation would be through the purchase of 2.06 credits from the Wolf River Mt. Tena Creek Mitigation Bank services area.
  • NRS23.338 - Water & Land Solutions, LLC proposes stream and wetland impacts on Zachary Branch and tributaries to Big Flat Creek in Corryton (Knox County) for the development of the Smiley Mitigation Bank. Impacts include stream restoration treatments on approximately 4,707 feet of stream and temporary impacts to 1.2 acres of wetland.
  • MMXXIV-001 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program.

January 05, 2024

December 27, 2023

  • MMXXIII-052- Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program.

December 21, 2023

  • Notice of Decision for Individual Permits (ARAP-Natural Resources Unit)
  • NRS22.151 - Al Neyer, LLC proposes impacts to 807 feet of Rutland Branch in Mt. Juliet (Wilson County) through the construction of road crossings, 148 feet of fill, 143 feet of box culverts, and fill 0.6 acres of wetland to develop a commercial warehouse facility. Stream impacts result in 219.9 functional feet debits. Wetland impacts result in 1.2 debits. Compensatory mitigation will be provided by purchasing 274.9 functional feet stream credits from the Harpeth River Mitigation Bank and 1.2 wetland credits from the Gleason Creek Mitigation Bank.
  • NRS23.158 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes 142 feet of permanent stream impacts and 1,059 feet of temporary stream impacts for Interstate 40 bridge removal and replacement, and bank armoring on the Buffalo River in Humphreys County.
  • NRS23.348 - Daniel Ontrop proposes the installation of 810 of rip rap on Douglas Reservoir in Dandridge (Jefferson County) to control erosion

December  19, 2023

  • MMXXIII-051 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program.

December 15, 2023

December 13, 2023

  • MMXXIII-050 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program.
  • NRS22.217 - Swanson Development proposes to fill 3.58 acres of wetland for the construction of a residential development in Murfreesboro (Rutherford County). Compensatory mitigation will be through creation of 1.72 acres of wetland and the enhancement of 10.88 acres of wetland.
  • NRS23.076 - Stoney Hale proposes the replacement of a wooden retaining wall with 138 feet of concrete block retaining wall and rip rap to address erosion from overland flow and wave action on Boone Reservoir in Sullivan County.
  • NRS23.142 - Meritage Homes of Tennessee, Inc. proposes 5.20 acres of wetland fill associated with a residential development in Murfreesboro (Rutherford County). Compensatory mitigation will be provided by preserving 38.15 acres of wetlands and purchasing 6.50 wetland credits from the Harpeth River Mitigation Bank.
  • NRS23.170 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to impact 284.3 additional feet of Cedar Creek while widening State Route 34 (SR-34) from SR-32 in Morristown to near East Morris Boulevard in Hamblen County. Stream impacts of 106.5 functional will be offset by purchasing 106.5 credits from Flat Creek Stream Mitigation Bank.
  • NRS23.293 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation proposes to permanently encapsulate an additional 40 feet of Honeycutt Creek and temporarily impact 51 feet of stream with the construction of a haul road while extending a crossing under Norfolk Southern Railway on State Route 70 at Log mile 6.19 in Hawkins County.

December 08, 2023

December 05, 2023

  • NRS23.104 - The Tennessee Valley Authority proposes to fill 6.6 acres of Emory River backwater near its Kingston Fossil Plant (Roane County) in support of east containment dike seismic stabilization requirements. Fish habitat structures will be installed at 40 sites, primarily in Watts Bar, to offset habitat loss.
  • NRS23.226 - Fullen Dock proposes dredging of approximately 215,000 cubic yards of sediment from the abandoned Loosahatchie River Channel in Memphis (Shelby County) to provide barge access and barge storage areas.
  • NRS23.256 - Brushy Fork Environmental Consulting Inc. proposes to stream restoration activities on 1,213 feet of Gap Creek and 150 feet of the Doe River and install 1,118 feet of native riparian plantings along the Doe River near Elizabethton (Carter County).
  • NRS23.274B - Metro Water Services proposes water withdrawal from the Cumberland River at up to 122,222 gallons per minute to obtain up to 176 million gallons per day for public water supply. This represents the total authorized water withdrawal for the Omohundro Water Treatment Plant and K.R. Harrington Water Treatment Plant operating in tandem.
  • Notice of Determination - NRS23.206 - This notice sets out TDEC’s determination that degradation of Exceptional Tennessee Waters resulting from habitat alteration proposed in the §401 Water Quality Certification and Aquatic Resource Alteration Permit application NRS23.206 (TDOT I-75/I-24 Interchange, Chattanooga, Hamilton County) is necessary to accommodate important economic or social development in the area.
  • MMXXIII-049 - Notice Requesting Public Comments on Draft Permit Actions (Individual and General NPDES Permits, State Operation Permits & Pretreatment Program.

December 01, 2023

State Revolving Fund Program

Current Categorical Exclusions (CE)
Applicant Project Issue Date Comment Period End
 None at this time      
Current Finding of No Significant Impact Statements (FONSI) / Environmental Assessments
Applicant Project Issue Date Comment Period End
 City of Clifton Facilities Plan-Water Infrastructure Improvements 02-23-2024 03-23-2024
Finding of No Significant Impact Package E-mail Transmittal
Figure 1 - Planning Area
Figure 2 - Proposed Project Area

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