February 19, 2002
12.  REPORT - EPA Releases Report to Congress on Controlling Combined Sewer Overflows

EPA released to Congress on January 29, 2002 a report on the Implementation and Enforcement of its 1994 Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Control Policy. This report, required in the 2000 Wet Weather Quality Act, documents progress made by EPA, States and municipalities in implementing and enforcing the CSO policy. The report says that while EPA States and municipalities have made significant progress under the policy in controlling CSOs, there are still challenges that must be
overcome. These challenges include finding the resources to implement the CSO control programs necessary to achieve appropriate environmental objectives, integrating the review of water quality standards with the communities development of their CSO control plans, and thedevelopment
and implementation of better information management systems for assessing the public health and environmental improvements resulting from these long-term CSO control plans.  For more information, visit and follow the link for ?Combined Sewer Overflows?. The report will be available for download on this site beginning Friday, February 1, 2002. Within several weeks, copies of the Report will be available as both hard copy and CD-ROM.


February 19, 2002
5.  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING -Lynnwood Utilities Sewage Treatment Plant

FOR INFORMATION CALL: Saya A. Qualls at (615) 532-0625
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, the Division of Water Pollution Control will hold a public hearing, pursuant to Rule 1200-4-1-.05 at:

Grassland Middle School, Commons Area
2390 Hillsboro Road
Franklin, TN 37069
Date: March 19, 2002
Time: 7:00 p.m. CST

Public comments will be received concerning the proposed reissuance/modification of the NPDES Permit for the Lynnwood Utilities STP, Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee.  The NPDES permit for the Lynnwood Utilities STP is being issuanced to allow the plant to discharge 0.4 MGD of treated domestic wastewater to the Harpeth River at mile 77.9.

Permit Information, the existing NPDES permit No. TN0029718 was issued on May 14, 1999, and expired on July 31, 2001. It administratively continued upon expiration. Interested persons may obtain additional information, a copy of the draft permit, the fact sheet, and inspect and copy forms and related documents at the Division's Central Office at the address listed at the top of this page or at the Nashville Environmental Assistance Center, 711 R. S. Gass Blvd., Nashville, TN 37216.



October 16, 2001

Featured Water Resource of the Month--The Plain Language Guide to Sanitary Sewer Overflows

Clean Water Network member and Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) expert Sarah Meyland with Citizens Campaign for the Environment in New York, as well as other experts in the field, have written a wonderful handbook on the basics of  SSOs and what citizens can do to eliminate them.  The guide, produced by the Citizens Environmental Research Institute, is a comprehensive guide that includes basic information about how sewer collection systems work, what causes SSOs, and what laws and regulations pertain to SSOs.  It also contains tools for real-life applications of the guide including costs for SSO reduction programs, sample reports for recording SSOs events, and operator training resources.  The publication is available for $15 plus $3 shipping and handling.  Checks should be made out to "CERI".  Please make sure to specifically request the report by its title.  Requests should be sent to: CERI Publications, 225 Main St., Suite 2, Farmingdale, NY, 11735.

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