February 7, 2003

1) ACTION ALERT: Proposed Water Quality Standards
2) PUBLIC HEARING 2/18/03: TN Water Resources Information Act
3) NEWS: State Releases 2002 Water Quality 305(b) Report
4) PUBLIC PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITY: Learn and Comment on Local Transportation Issues
5) VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Volunteer River Restorationist
6) VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY 3/8/03: Tellico River Clean-up
7) NEWS: Ed Cole Named TDOT Chief of Environment and Planning
8) NEWS: U.S. Polluters Saved Millions Due to EPA's Penalty Lapse
9) NEWS: Court Okays Dumping Coal Waste in Streams
10) RESOURCE: EPA's National Environmental Compliance Assistance Clearinghouse
11) EVENT: Symposium on Improving Public Participation and Governance in International Watershed Management
12) PUBLIC NOTICE: NPDES Permits
13) PUBLIC NOTICE: TDEC Mining Section NPDES Permits
14) PUBLIC NOTICE: Aquatic Resource Alteration Permit (ARAP) Notices
15) PUBLIC NOTICE: US Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Permit Notices

1) ACTION ALERT: Proposed Water Quality Standards
Every three years, the state of Tennessee adopts a new set of Water Quality Standards. These standards establish the baseline for how the state conducts regular business involved the discharge of pollution into our lakes, rivers, and streams. The public has a legal opportunity to comment on the adoption of these water quality standards, which consist of three main elements:
1. The state's designated uses (Tennessee's designated uses are: domestic water supply, industrial water supply, fish and aquatic life protection, recreation, irrigation, livestock, navigation, trout, and naturally reproducing trout stream)
2. The water quality criteria needed to protect these designated uses
3. The antidegradation policy and implementation system

Antidegradation is one of the major requirements of the Clean Water Act. It requires states to protect existing uses of water, maintain "high quality" waters, and protect "outstanding" waters. Up until the initiation of the litigation surrounding the Spencer Sewage Treatment Plant, Tennessee's antidegradation policy has not been a subject for detailed public discussion. In part due to the victory in the Spencer litigation, we now have an opportunity to help shape this critical part of Tennessee's policy.

The State has just released a proposed set of revisions to Tennessee's water quality standards and a formal public participation process has been announced. It is critically important for the environmental community to let the Bredesen administration, TDEC, and the Water Quality Control Board know that people in Tennessee want protective water quality standards and a strong antidegradation policy for Tennessee's higher quality waters.

Please mark your calendars now. Public hearings will be held across the state on the following dates:
March 17, Jackson, 2:00 pm CST
March 17, Jackson, 7:00 pm CST
March 18, Memphis, 2:00 pm CST
March 18, Memphis, 6:30 pm CST
March 24, Nashville, 1:30 pm CST
March 25, Franklin, 7:00 pm CST
March 27, Chattanooga, 2:00 pm EST
March 27, Chattanooga, 6:30 pm EST
March 31, Knoxville, 1:30 pm EST
March 31, Knoxville, 7:00 pm EST
April 1, Kingsport, 2:00 pm EST
April 1, Elizabethton, 7:00 pm EST
April 3, Cookeville, 7:00 pm CST

Written comments will be accepted until close of business on April 4, 2003. Comments should be directed to:
Mr. Greg Denton
Division of Water Pollution Control
Planning and Standards Section
6th Floor, L&C Annex
401 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37243
Fax: 615-532-0045
Email: [email protected]

The proposed revisions to standards and locations of hearings can be accessed at
http://www.state.tn.us/environment/wpc/wpcppo/

2) PUBLIC HEARING 2/18/03: TN Water Resources Information Act
TDEC has announced a hearing before the Division of Water Supply Staff representing the Water Quality Control Board of the TN Department of Environment and Conservation to hear comments from the public concerning proposed rules under the Tennessee Water Resources Information Act pursuant to T.C.A. Sections 69-8-301 et seq. TDEC drafted the proposed rules primarily to incorporate into state regulation requirements for the registration of water withdrawals. This proposal includes the requirement for registering the withdrawal, the manner of calculation of the volume withdrawn, and the reporting requirements.

The hearing will be conducted in the manner prescribed by the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act, Tennessee Code Annotated Section 4-5-204. The hearing will take place at the L&C Tower, 401 Church Street, 17th Floor Conference Room - Side A, Nashville, TN at 10:00 AM CST, February 18, 2003.

Written comments will be considered if received at the Division of Water Supply, 401 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37243-1549 by the close of business February 28, 2003.

Source: www.state.tn.us/environment/dws/index

3) NEWS: State Releases 2002 Water Quality 305(b) Report
Section 305(b) of the Clean Water Act requires that each state assess water quality and report the results to Congress and the public biannually. In addition to the federal requirements, Tennessee's Water Quality Control Act requires the Division of Water Pollution Control to produce a technical report on the status of water quality in Tennessee. This report serves the requirements of both the federal and state laws.
TDEC's goals for the 305(b) Report are:
- Assess the general water quality conditions of rivers, streams, lakes, and wetlands
- Identify the causes and sources of water pollution
- Specify waters that pose human-health risks due to elevated bacteria levels or contamination of fish
- Highlight areas of improved water quality
The Division of Water Supply has prepared a separate report on ground water quality entitled 'Tennessee Ground Water 305(b) Water Quality Report."

The full text of the reports can be found online at www.state.tn.us/environment/gwp/2002305b.pdf

4) PUBLIC PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITY: Learn and Comment on Local
Transportation Issues
Our first citizen meeting in Nashville to discuss our grassroots campaign to reform TDOT was a success. More than 40 concerned citizens attended, and we had great media coverage. Please attend one of our two remaining meetings.

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SCHEDULE

-- Memphis --
When: Saturday, February 8, 9:45am (sign-in) to 2pm.
Where: Shelby Farms Visitor Center Meeting Room (Germantown)

-- Knoxville --
When: Saturday, February 15, 9:45am (sign-in) to 2pm.
Where: South Knoxville Community Center (522 Maryville Pike, 37920)

PLEASE BRING A SACK LUNCH OR SNACKS.
We will take short breaks, but will not have time to leave for food.

These meetings are free and open to the public. Please bring a friend.
Feel free to forward this message.

Please RSVP to Jeff Barrie at [email protected] or call 615-438-5060.

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DIRECTIONS:
Memphis:
Shelby Farms Visitor Center meeting room

>From I-40, Exit 16 (Germantown Rd.) Go south on Germantown Rd. for approximately 4 miles to Walnut Grove Rd. (easy to spot because there is an overpass where Walnut Grove crosses Germantown Rd.) Turn right (west) onto Walnut Grove Rd. You are now in Shelby Farms. At the next traffic light turn right. Now you can see the Visitor Center on the hill in front of
you. Park behind the building and come on in.

Knoxville:
South Knoxville Community Center (522 Maryville Pike, 37920)

>From Downtown Knoxville, take Henley Street, cross the River, go 1.5 miles to Maryville Pike, fork Right, go 1/2 mile. Community Center is on the left.

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AGENDA

1) Welcome
2) Introduction to local road fights and
transportation issues
3) Campaign background
4) Group discussion: What are the problems and/or benefits of the current TDOT, and transportation in general in Tennessee.
5) Discussion/work groups: "Citizens for TDOT Reform" platform
6) Discussion: How do we organize a successful campaign?

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BACKGROUND:

There is a large number of concerned citizens across Tennessee who are outraged at the arrogance of TDOT, the relentless paving of our state, and the destruction of our state?s natural beauty in the process. There are many citizen groups fighting passionately to prevent unwanted road projects from destroying the character of their communities. The Tennessee Chapter of Sierra Club recently hired Jeff Barrie as an independent contractor to organize this outrage and
these groups into a more unified voice -- a grassroots campaign to push for fundamental changes within TDOT. With our new governor Phil Bredesen (who made a campaign promise to reform TDOT), we have an historic opportunity to change the way TDOT makes decisions and carries out its business in our state.

Jeff Barrie
TDOT Reform campaign coordinator 615 438 5060
[email protected]


Source: Email from Jeff Barrie

5) VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Volunteer River Restorationist
Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association & Harpeth River Watershed Association are looking for folks to help restore several rivers & streams. All of the activities revolve around planting trees in the area located next to streams. An updated winter 2003 river restoration schedule is given below. Please contact John McFadden of TSRA and let him know of any event you plan to attend as the exact times and other details are sometimes not worked out until the last week ([email protected] ; phone/fax 615.374.3744).

Saturday February 8th (TSRA/HRWA adult volunteers): Aenon Creek - Springhill, Tn. Chapman's Retreat development. Will begin at 9:am and end at 2:00.

Friday February 14th (School Groups): McCutcheon Creek - Springhill, Tn. Private landowner. Will begin at 9:am and end at 2:00.

Saturday February 15th (TSRA/HRWA adult volunteers): McCutcheon Creek - Springhill, Tn. Private landowner. Will begin at 9:am and end at 2:00.

Saturday March 15th: Little Harpeth River - Warner parks - Nashville.

Friday March 21st (school groups): Little Harpeth River - Brentwood Tn

Saturday March 22nd (TSRA/HRWA adult volunteers): Little Harpeth River - Brentwood Tn

DRESS VERY WARM, WEAR BOOTS AND GLOVES, AND BRING LUNCH AND SHOVELS IF YOU'VE GOT THEM!

Source: Email from John McFadden

6) VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Tellico River Clean-up
The Tellico River Clean-up will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday March 8, 2003.
This will be the only time this year that an organized clean-up will be held at the Tellico River. Volunteers will pick-up trash along the roads and rivers (Tellico and North).
How long and how much work you perform is up to you, but there is a lot of area to cover.

Sign up is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Tellico Ranger District Office, located at the lower end of Tellico River Road, and at the State Line Campground. If possible, please bring along a group (church, school, scouts, etc.). One designated member can sign-up their group.

Plenty of trash bags and work gloves will be available at the sign-up locations. Dress appropriately for the weather, and try to wear bright colors for safety.

For more information contact Steve Fry (Trout Unlimited) 423-855-5897 or Mary Jane Burnette (USFS) 423-253-2520

Source: Email from Steve Brown

7) NEWS: Ed Cole Named TDOT Chief of Environment and Planning
Keeping a promise Governor Phil Bredesen made on the campaign trail last year, Transportation Commissioner Gerald F. Nicely announced he will elevate environmental issues to a higher level
in the Department of Transportation. Nicely has appointed Edward H. Cole, an expert in planning and environmental issues, as Chief of Environment and Planning. This position replaces that of Deputy Commissioner.

"I am pleased Ed Cole has accepted my offer to join the Department of Transportation as my top assistant on environmental matters. His addition demonstrates the priority that both I and the Governor place on heightening this agency's sensitivity to environmental issues," said Nicely. "His credentials in state government and local and regional planning along with his environmental expertise make him a natural choice for this position," said Nicely.

Nicely said Cole will immediately begin to assess the agency's ability to deal with environmental issues such as water and air quality impacts of our highway projects and solid waste disposal at TDOT facilities. He will also begin immediately looking for ways to strengthen TDOT's
planning function. "TDOT is one of the largest developers in the state of Tennessee when you consider there are hundreds of projects underway. That fact makes it very important that we be both good stewards of the taxpayer's funds as well as good stewards of the public's resources, including the environment," said Nicely.

The Department of Transportation over the last several years has had several Notices of Violations (NOV) issued against it by the Department of Environment and Conservation, with penalties totaling into the millions. By integrating environmental planning expertise into the process earlier, Nicely hopes to eliminate these sorts of problems in the future. "I consider it an important component of my mission to improve the way we deal with environmental issues in transportation. The fact that environmental interests will be at the same table as other important functions of this agency shows the priority the Governor and Commissioner Nicely have placed on these issues," said Cole.

Cole will join TDOT on February 18. He is currently the executive director of Cumberland Region Tomorrow. He previously served in a variety of roles in local and state government including interim commissioner and deputy assistant commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and has a large base of experience in information technology and resources. A 1965 graduate of Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, Cole has an MS in planning from the University of Tennessee and an MA in political science from the University of Florida.

Source: Tennessee Environmental News, 2/4/03

8) NEWS: U.S. Polluters Saved Millions Due to EPA's Penalty Lapse

By John J. Fialka, Staff Reporter of The Wall Street Journal

The nation's polluters saved an estimated $30 million over the past two years because the Bush administration failed to add a required inflation adjustment to environmental penalties, according to an environmental study. The adjustment, required by a 1990 law, was supposed to take effect in October 2000. The Environmental Protection Agency failed to propose an inflation number until June, when it proposed increasing the penalties by 13.6%. However, Congress's General Accounting Office objected to the EPA's calculations, delaying any adjustment until late next month.

"There is no excuse for the Bush administration's behavior here," asserted Richard Caplan, an advocate for U.S. PIRG, a Washington-based environmental group. "This is money that could have been used to improve enforcement activities at EPA."

The adjustment legally cannot be retroactively imposed by EPA.

EPA spokesman Joe Martyak said the benefit to polluters will be less than $30 million once all of EPA's penalties are assessed. PIRG, he said, assumed maximum penalties would be imposed, which isn't always the case. He acknowledged that the agency lost some enforcement income, but said that was because top vacancies in EPA's office of enforcement weren't filled until last summer. "Until then, the office was run by career people," he said. "We're looking to get this in place," he said, adding that EPA is planning to propose a new inflation factor next week.

The inflation adjustment was required for all major federal environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act and the Resources Conservation and Recover Act, which covers federal Superfund activities. In its first response to the federal law, designed to keep penalty levels current with inflation, EPA raised penalties by 10% in January 1997.

In a new report examining EPA enforcement efforts, PIRG asserted that a dropoff in cases brought against polluters during the last two years, compared with the last two years of the Clinton administration, has compounded the government's loss of enforcement income. Mr. Martyak said new agency enforcement results, to be released next week, show some dropoff, but
not to the levels that the PIRG report asserts.

Source: Clean Water Network listserve, 1/29/03

9) NEWS: Court Okays Dumping Coal Waste in Streams
A federal appeals court overturned a lower-court ruling that blocked coal companies from sweeping rubble from mountaintop removal mining into streams, possibly allowing more permits to bury Appalachian streams beneath huge valley fill-waste piles.
A three-judge panel on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned U.S. District Judge Charles Haden II's ruling, which was issued last May. Judge Haden's ruling said that the federal Clean Water Act blocked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from authorizing such valley fills. Haden's ruling came less than a week after the Bush administration announced changed to federal rules that would remove restrictions on filling valleys and streams.
Many coal companies in West Virginia and Kentucky dynamite the tops off mountains to get to valuable low-sulphur coal seams burned for electricity. Waste rubble is swept off cliffs into valleys, a process, which at times, buries streams.
Officials from Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, a social-justice organization that sued to block a mining application in the Haden case, said the Appeals Court decision would pave the way for more of Appalachia's streams and rivers to be buried by coal waste. "Strip mining is destroying our mountains and streams and taking away a future for our children," said Patty Wallace a KFTC member, and gubernatorial appointee on the Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission.
The case was sent back to the lower court for review. Last year, U.S. Reps. Christopher Shays, a Connecticut Republican, and Frank Pallone, a New Jersey Democrat, introduced legislation to amend the Clean Water Act, passed in 1972, to clarify that fill cannot be comprised of waste. A spokesman for Rep. Pallone's said on Thursday that his office would reintroduce similar legislation next week. "The decision undermines the Clean Water Act and makes legislative action critical to restore the congressional intent of the (1972) act," Pallone said in a statement on Thursday,
Source: http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/science/01/31/coal.dumping.reut/


10) RESOURCE: EPA's National Environmental Compliance Assistance Clearinghouse

EPA's National Environmental Compliance Assistance Clearinghouse has recently been updated to provide better and faster service. This Web site provides compliance assistance tools, contacts, and planned activities from US EPA, its partners and compliance assistance providers. Improved navigation features now make it easy to select from over 5,000 public and private compliance web resources. Besides the many unique interactive features, the Clearinghouse contains new topics and features, such as "Search the Clearinghouse From Your Site."

An improved site map allows you to see at a glance which of the more than 450 topical categories best describes the information you need. Also a new live news feed has been added to keep you up-to-date on compliance assistance events and announcements. If it has been a while since your last visit, or you want to expand your web content, see the new Web site at www.epa.gov/clearinghouse

For more enforcement and compliance news and information, visit www.epa.gov/compliance

11) EVENT: Symposium on Improving Public Participation and Governance in International Watershed Management
To be held April 18-19, 2003 at the University of Virginia School of Law in Charlottesville, Virginia. The symposium will be convened by:
- University of Virginia School of Law
- Environmental Law Institute
- United Nations University
- United Nations Environment Programme
- U.S. Department of State
- America's Clean Water Foundation

Clean water is essential to human survival, yet it is increasingly scarce. Despite pressures on this crucial resource, people often have little or no opportunity to participate in watershed decisions that affect them, particularly when they live along international watercourses. The United Nations recently identified the rising demand for water as one of four major factors that will threaten human and ecological health for at least a generation. Over the coming decade, governments throughout the world will struggle to manage water in ways that are efficient, equitable and environmentally sound. Whether these efforts succeed may turn, in large part, on providing the public with a voice in watershed management decisions that directly affect them. Public involvement holds the promise of improving the management of international watercourses and reducing the potential for conflict over water issues.

This symposium will bring together water managers, international lawyers, government officials, and other experts from around the world to discuss experiences in promoting effective public participation in the management of international watercourses. The discussions will highlight successful mechanisms for ensuring that people have access to information about watercourses and factors that could impact them; that people who may be affected have the opportunity to participate in decisions regarding the watercourse; and that people can seek redress when they are impacted by activities in an international watercourse.

For more information, please visit http://www.eli.org/watercourses or contact Carl Bruch at [email protected] or (202) 939-3240.

Source: Email from Axel Ringe

12) PUBLIC NOTICE: NPDES Permits
TDEC has posted the following draft environmental permits to solicit comments and information necessary to evaluate the potential impact of the proposed activities on human health and the environment. Submit comments by mail to TDEC, Division of Water Pollution Control, 6th Floor, L&C Tower, 401 Church St., Nashville, TN 37243, Attn: Public Notice Coordinator; by fax at (615) 532-0503; or by email at [email protected] Comments must be received by MARCH 3, 2003.

Individual NPDES Permits
Proposed Modifications
Applicant: Lafayette STP
Permit Number: TN0020877 Major Discharger: Yes
Location: 680 Bradley Hollow Road, Lafayette, TN 37083
Description of Activity: Treatment of municipal sewage
Effluent description: Treated municipal wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving Stream: Town Creek at mile 1.3
Facility latitude: 36.524167 Facility longitude: -86.008611

Proposed New Issuances
Applicant: ORNL - Spallation Neutron Source Facility (SNS)
Permit Number: TN0077895 Major Discharger: No
Location: ORNL, Melton Valley Road, Oak Ridge, TN
Description of Activity: NAICS 57171, Research
Effluent Description: Cooling tower blowdown, storm water
Receiving Stream: White Oak Creek at mile 4.2
Facility latitude: 35.940277 Facility longitude: -84.300833

Proposed Reissuances
Applicant: Hallsdale-Powell Utility District STP
Permit Number: TN0024287 Major Discharger: Yes
Location: 4301 West Beaver Creek Drive, Powell, TN 37849
Description of Activity: Treatment of municipal sewage
Effluent Description: treated municipal wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving Stream: Beaver Creek at mile 23.5
Facility latitude: 36.011944 Facility longitude: -84.061111

Applicant: Lobelville STP
Permit Number: TN0020818 Major Discharger: No
Location: 8th Avenue East (Hwy. 13), Lobelville, TN 37097
Description of Activity: Treatment of municipal sewage
Effluent Description: lagoon treated municipal wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving Stream: Buffalo River at mile 26
Facility latitude: 35.761944 Facility longitude: -87.774444

Applicant: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Permit Number: TN0003751 Major Discharger: Yes
Location: Tullahoma, TN
Description of Activity: Developing and testing of aerospace systems and components in aerodynamic, propulsion, and space environmental ground test facilities that simulate flight conditions
Effluent Description: treated process wastewater, non-process wastewater, sanitary wastewater, remediated groundwater and storm runoff from Outfall 001; process wastewater, non-process wastewater, remediated groundwater, and storm water runoff form Outfall SW2; process wastewater, non-process wastewater and storm water runoff from Outfall SW3 (including Outfall 005); treated sanitary wastewater from Outfall 004; steam plant condensate and steam plant reverse osmosis wastewater, noncontact cooling water and storm water runoff from Outfall 005; treated groundwater from Outfall 006; nonprocess wastewater, building groundwater drainage, and non-industrial storm water from Outfall 007; and noncontact cooling water and non-industrial storm water from Outfall 008.
Receiving Stream: unnamed tributary to Rowland Creek (001); unnamed tributary to Bradley Creek (SW2 & 007); unnamed tributary to Brumalow Creek (SW3 & 005); unnamed tributary to Spring Creek (006); and Woods Reservoir (004 & 008)
Facility latitude: 35.370833 Facility longitude: -86.058333

Applicant: Kingsport STP
Permit Number: TN0020095 Major Discharger: Yes
Location: 620 West Industry Drive, Kingsport, TN 37660
Description of Activity: Treatment of municipal sewage
Effluent Description: Treated municipal wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving Stream: South Fork Holston at mile 2.2
Facility latitude: 36.550277 Facility longitude: -82.574444

Proposed Terminations
Applicant: Fairfield Glade STP
Permit Number: TN0025615 Major Discharger: No
Location: 298 St. George Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558
Description of Activity: Treatment of domestic sewage
Effluent Description: Treated domestic wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving Stream: Bagwell Branch at mile 0.8
Facility latitude: 35.990556 Facility longitude: -84.840000

Source: http://www.state.tn.us/environment/wpc/wpcppo/mdi/index.html

13) PUBLIC NOTICE: TDEC Mining Section NPDES Permits
TDEC Mining Section has posted the following proposals to issue, reissue, deny or terminate National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits as listed below. These permits authorize and regulate discharges of treated wastewater and/or storm water from mining and processing facilities, including access roads and haul roads located within the affected areas. Send comments to TDEC Mining Section, Attn: Public Notice Coordinator, 2700 Middlebrook Pike, Suite 220, Knoxville, TN 37921 by MARCH 7, 2003

Non-Coal Proposed Issuance
LoJac Enterprises, Inc., P.O. Box 387, Hermitage, TN 37076-0387. Monterey Sand, NPDES Permit TN0076333. This proposed construction sand and gravel mining and processing facility discharges treated wastewater and storm water to Garrison Branch and to an unnamed tributary of garrison Branch in Putnam County.

Non-Coal Proposed Reissuances
Rogers Group, Inc., P.O. Box 387, Nashville, TN 37075. Gallatin Quarry, NPDES Permit TN0004201. This existing limestone quarry and processing facility discharges treated wastewater and storm water into Station camp creek in Sumner County. The applicant is requesting permit renewal based on certification that the existing approved plans are representative of the current operations.

Pasminco Zinc, Inc., P.O. Box 40, Thorn Hill, TN 37881-0040. Clinch Valley Mine, NPDES Permit TN0060127. This existing zinc ore mining and processing facility discharges treated wastewater and storm water to Joe Mill Creek in Grainger County. The revised draft permit replaces the one dated December 18, 2002.

Source: http://www.state.tn.us/environment/wpc/wpcppo/mining/index.shtml

14) PUBLIC NOTICE: Aquatic Resource Alteration Permit (ARAP) Notices
The following is a list of Public Notices from TDEC of permitting decisions, public hearings, and rulemaking activities. Public comment and participation are encouraged on all of these issues. Comments must be received within 30 days of the date that the notice is posted. Comments on any issue are welcome at any time and may be made by sending e-mail to [email protected]

January 30, 2003
NRS02.349 RUSCO, Donnie Culver; proposed encapsulation for road crossing, wetland fill and stream relocation; Unnamed Tributary to Grays Creek, Shelby County
NRS02.414 John Snead, proposed pontoon boat lift shed; Reelfoot Lake near Samburg in Obion County
NRS02.444 Vertex Chemical Corporation, proposed navigational dredging, McKellar Lake in Memphis, Shelby County
NRS02.466 (A-D) TDOT, proposed construction of SR-385 from west of SR-85 to north of SR-57 (Poplar Ave), Wolf River watershed, Shelby/Fayette County.
NRS02.475 (A-D) TDOT, proposed widening of SR-24 from SR-109 to Country Wood Drive, Spencer Creek Watershed, Wilson County
NRS02.479 TDOT proposed widening of SR-155 south of Karen Drive to south of Elm Hill Pike, Mill Creek watershed, Davidson County.
Source: http://www.state.tn.us/environment/wpc/wpcppo/arap/index.html
15) PUBLIC NOTICE: US Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Permit Notices
The following is a list of Public Notices issued by the US Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District for work in waters of the United States. The notices listed are for applications currently under review. All work is proposed unless otherwise noted. If you wish to obtain a copy of a particular notice, you can contact our office at (615) 369-7500 or by mail and we will be happy to forward it to you. Be sure to include the Public Notice Number with your request.
U.S. Army Engineer District, Nashville
Corps of Engineers
Attention: Regulatory Branch
3701 Bell Road
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
Notice No.
03-03 - Expires 3/4/2003, SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE - Proposed Reissuance of Regional Permits for Dock Structures and Minor Water Intakes, Navigable Waters of the United States in the Tennessee River Basin within the Regulatory Boundaries of the Nashville District within Slackwaters of Certain Lakes.
03-04 - Expires 2/28/2003, Madison County Department of Public Work, Proposed Fill Associated w/Bridge Construction and channel relocation, Briar Fork Creek, Madison County, AL
02-76 - Expires 2/9/2003, Rex Trent, Proposed Wetland Fill, Reedy Creek, Sullivan County, TN

Source: http://www.orn.usace.army.mil/cof/notices.htm