March 7, 2003

1) TCWN WORKING FOR YOU! Tracking Sanitary Sewer Overflows in Knoxville
2) ACTION ALERT: Help Improve Clean Water Goals for Tennessee!
3) ACTION ALERT: Threats to the Clean Water Act
4) VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY 3/8/03: Tellico River Clean-up
5) VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Volunteer River Restorationist
6) JOB OPPORTUNITY: Coal Creek Watershed VISTA Volunteer
7) NEWS: Beaver Creek Watershed Association Formed
8) NEWS: Environmental Assessments Available for Review
9) NEWS: Health Tracking Network Funded
10) NEWS: Threats Posed by Water Scarcity Detailed
11) RESOURCE: EPA Guide to Community Culture and the Environment
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) TCWN WORKING FOR YOU! Tracking Sanitary Sewer Overflows in Knoxville
In the greater Knoxville area, chronic sanitary sewer overflows (SSO) plague numerous neighborhoods, creating a significant health hazard as residents deal with raw sewage flowing into their yards, homes, parks, and streams. The Knoxville Utility Board (KUB) is responsible for collecting and treating sewage throughout the Knox County area. In 2002, 280 SSOs were reported. Many of these reported SSOs occur because an alert citizen contacts the city of Knoxville, the State, or KUB directly. In other cases, the SSO is never reported. Public notification of sewer overflows is a problem, as most of the public remains unaware of the location and seriousness of these occurrences.

Everyone, including KUB, agrees that to significantly reduce the number of SSOs in Knoxville, it will take a lot of time and money. There is disagreement, however, about the significance of the problem, the amount of time it should take to fix the problem, and who should have what authority in representing the best interests of the residents of Knoxville. The good news is that there are a handful of organizations and government agencies committed to working with KUB to solve the problem. For over two years, the Izaak Walton League of Tennessee has tracked this issue, characterizing the problem and investigating individual SSO incidents. The City of Knoxville's engineering department has worked to evaluate the problem with a particular emphasis on reducing overflows in city parks and recreational areas. The Sate of Tennessee has placed increased pressure on KUB to develop comprehensive plans to address the problem.

Tennessee Clean Water Network has also followed this issue for the past two years and has recently formed a PUT A CAP ON THE CRAP campaign. We have been working with concerned citizens to make their voices heard, and we have recently submitted an open records request to KUB. We will continue to raise public awareness on this issue and will increase our involvement until we are satisfied that adequate plans and resources are dedicated to fixing this local water quality problem. If you would like to sign up for the PUT A CAP ON THE CRAP watch-dog group, send an email to [email protected] We will keep you informed about ongoing meetings, action alerts, and opportunities so that you can help be a part of the solution.

2) ACTION ALERT: Help Improve Clean Water Goals for Tennessee!

New Information: Talking points are available at www.tcwn.org

Come out and show your support for protecting and restoring Tennessee's waters. Thirteen public hearings will be held across the state in March and April to provide citizens with the opportunity to discuss and comment on the State's proposed revisions to Tennessee's water quality standards.
Why is this important? These standards are the backbone of the Clean Water Act. They determine which waters must be clean up, how much they must be cleaned up, and which clean waters need protection. A strong showing at these hearings will demonstrate that people in Tennessee care about clean water! Pass the word and encourage your friends and colleagues to attend as well.

Please mark your calendars now. Public hearings will be held across the state on the following dates:
March 17, Jackson, 2:00 pm CST
Main Conference Room, Jackson Environmental Assistance Center, 362 Carriage House Drive

March 17, Jackson, 7:00 pm CST
Main Conference Room, Jackson Environmental Assistance Center, 362 Carriage House Drive

March 18, Memphis, 2:00 pm CST
Main Conference Room, Memphis Environmental Assistance Center, Suite E645, Perimeter Park, 2510 Mount Moriah Road

March 18, Memphis, 6:30 pm CST
Main Conference Room, Memphis Environmental Assistance Center, Suite E645, Perimeter Park, 2510 Mount Moriah Road

March 24, Nashville, 1:30 pm CST
Ruth Neff Conference Room, 17th Floor, L&C Tower, 401 Church Street

March 25, Franklin, 7:00 pm CST
Auditorium, Williamson County Administrative Complex, 100 West Main Street

March 27, Chattanooga, 2:00 pm EST
Chattanooga State Office Building, First Floor Auditorium, 540 McCallie Avenue

March 27, Chattanooga, 6:30 pm EST
Chattanooga State Office Building, First Floor Auditorium, 540 McCallie Avenue

March 31, Knoxville, 1:30 pm EST
Main Conference Room, Knoxville Environmental Assistance Center, 2700 Middlebrook Pike

March 31, Knoxville, 7:00 pm EST
Goins Building Auditorium, Pellissippi State Technical Institute, Pellissippi Parkway

April 1, Kingsport, 2:00 pm EST
Conference Room, Warriors Path State Park, Hemlock Road

April 1, Elizabethton, 7:00 pm EST
Conference Room, Sycamore Shoals State Park, 1651 West Elk Avenue

April 3, Cookeville, 7:00 pm CST
Biology Department, Pennybaker Hall, Room 128, Tennessee Tech University

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 can be accessed at http://www.state.tn.us/environment/water

Background:
Every three years, the State of Tennessee holds public hearings on the adequacy of its 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. During this review period, known as the Triennial Review, the entire state water quality standards system is up for analysis, debate, and revision. This is the public's best chance to comment on individual pieces of the system, including:
· the state's designated uses and classifications (Tennessee's designated uses include: domestic water supply, industrial water supply, fish and aquatic life protection, recreation, irrigation, livestock, navigation, trout, and naturally reproducing trout stream);
· the criteria associated with its classifications (e.g., numeric and narrative criteria for dissolved oxygen, pH, turbidity, temperature, coliform, & toxic substances);
· the classifications of specific water bodies and any site-specific criteria; and
· the antidegradation policy and implementation system.

Water quality standards define the goals and limits for all waters in the state. Practically speaking, they drive the development of water quality-based discharge permits and determine which clean waters need protection. Consequently, they drive many restoration and protection activities in a watershed over the long term.

Antidegradation is an important part of Tennessee's water quality standards. While designated uses and water quality criteria provide minimum goals for a water body, antidegradation provides a framework for protecting hard-won gains once those goals are reached. Equally important, it provides a system for protecting the good quality of waters that have always met or exceeded their standards. 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. We need your support!
Help get the message out that people in Tennessee want protective water quality standards and a strong antidegradation policy for the state's higher quality waters.

3) ACTION ALERT: Threats to the Clean Water Act
The health of our streams, wetlands and other waters - and the important benefits they provide
to people and wildlife - is at risk. Specifically, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) took action in January that immediately weakened protections for many waters and opened up the possibility of further changes to the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act through an Advance Notice of Proposed Rule Making.

For more background on this issue, visit
http://www.americanrivers.org/waterquality/cleanwateract.htm

There are two important new developments that you should be aware of:
1) Public comment deadline extension - The EPA and the Corps announced February 28 in the Federal Register that the deadline for public comments on the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking has been extended by 45 days. This will move the deadline from March 3rd to April 16th. A vocal and forceful response from the river community to this notice is critical to protecting the Clean Water Act. We need both mass comments from individuals and substantive comments from river groups with details on what changes to the Clean Water Act could mean for the rivers, streams, and wetlands in your backyard. American Rivers and other members of the river community are working on draft sample comments for river groups that will be made
available as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can help drive large numbers of comments by encouraging your members, volunteers, etc. to submit a simple comment letter at
http://amriversaction.ctsg.com/wac/index.asp?step=2&item=2454

2) Positive legislation introduced in Congress - On Thursday, February 27, Senators Feingold (D-WI), Boxer (D-CA) and Jeffords (I-VT), and Representatives Oberstar (D-MN), Dingell (D-MI), Leach (R-IA), and Boehlert (R-NY) reintroduced the "Clean Water Authority Restoration Act." This is a legislative fix designed to restore the Clean Water Act's authority over all waters of the United States. If passed, this bill would trump the actions being taken by the EPA and the Corps described above. We need your help generating support for this bill in both the Senate and the House. Please urge your members of Congress to sign on as co-sponsors of this bill. To
find contact information for your Senators and Representative, visit
http://amriversaction.ctsg.com/directory/index.asp

Source: RiverInfo - a River Network listserve

4) 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

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 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) JOB OPPORTUNITY: Coal Creek Watershed VISTA Volunteer
HELP OTHERS HELP THEMSELVES IN COAL CREEK
Anderson County, Tennessee
(AmeriCorps*VISTA VOLUNTEER NEEDED)

Are you a recent college graduate wanting to leave your mark on the world, but don't know where to start? Have you climbed the ladder of success yourself and want to help the next person up? If you answer "yes" to either of these questions, then VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) provides a way for you to help others help themselves.

The Coal Creek Watershed Foundation, Inc. (CCWF) is seeking applicants for an Americorps*VISTA position to assist in our efforts to improve the quality of life in the Coal Creek watershed of Anderson County, TN. We have been awarded an EPA Brownfield Pilot Study, an EPA Environmental Justice Grant, and a TN Humanities Oral History grant. We need a motivated individual to provide leadership and initiative to complete the work required of these grants.

The AmeriCorps*VISTA will assist in developing an inventory of vacant, idled, abandoned, and possibly contaminated properties in the watershed. Assistance will also include, but not be limited to, projects involving 1) flood abatement; 2) education initiatives (www.coalcreekaml.com/scholars.htm; 3) expansion of public water supply; 4) ridding the watershed of illegal trash dumps, 5) acid mine drainage abatement; 6) completing an oral history project of the watershed and its rich coal mining history, 7) jobs through tourism. Details about CCWF can be found at www.coalcreekaml.com

VISTA volunteers, provided through a grant from the Corporation for National Service, serve full-time for one year, with the potential to renew up to three years. The current Living Allowance in Tennessee is $740/month...medical insurance is provided and a $100/mo stipend, paid AFTER a one-year service commitment). Remember that school and employment during service is prohibited. Details about the AmeriCorps*VISTA program can be found at http://www.americorps.org/joining/vista.html or www.americorps.org.

For more information, contact Carol Moore at (865) 584-0344 or [email protected]

Source: Tennessee Environmental News

7) NEWS: Beaver Creek Watershed Association Formed
Forty residents of the Beaver Creek Watershed met with the Beaver Creek Task Force Thursday and ultimately decided to form a Watershed Association. People from Gibbs, Halls, Powell and Karns voiced their concerns about the deteriorating condition of Beaver Creek and talked about possible solutions. The primary concerns of the group were flooding and the poor quality of the water. Under regulated and poorly planned development along Beaver Creek was seen as the primary culprit of the increase in flooding. Participants were glad to hear that in recent years more stringent regulations have been enacted for the flood plain and are being strictly enforced.

Knox County has also formed a Site Planning Roundtable composed of developers, architects, business persons, county employees and others to discuss environmentally friendly ways of developing land in Knox County. There was also a great amount of interest in the development of greenways and recreational opportunities along Beaver Creek. After discussion of these issues and other concerns such as the impact of TDOT's widening of Emory Road and its impact on the Watershed, the group decided to meet again and form the Beaver Creek Watershed Association. The Association will be active in education and outreach initiatives affecting all aspects of the Beaver Creek Watershed.

The next meeting of the Beaver Creek Watershed Association is tentatively scheduled for Thursday March 13th at 7:00 pm at the Powell Presbyterian Church. Everyone concerned about the Beaver Creek Watershed, its problems and solutions, is encouraged to attend. If you have questions concerning this meeting, call Roy Arthur at 947-9008.

Source: Water Quality Forum listserve

8) NEWS: Environmental Assessments Available for Review
The Tennessee Department of Transportation EA for the widening of US 27 between Harriman and Wartburg in Morgan and Roane Counties, Tennessee may be obtained from [email protected]

The Tennessee Department of Transportation EA for the construction of the I75 Interchange and Volunteer Ordnance Connector Route in Hamilton County, Tennessee may be obtained from [email protected]

The Supplemental Draft EIS and General Management Plan for Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area can be viewed at http://www.nps.gov/biso/gmp/gmp.htm. The revised draft contains detailed information about existing and proposed roads and trails in the park in Kentucky and Tennessee.

9) NEWS: Health Tracking Network Funded
Trust for America's Health (TFAH) is pleased to announce that the 108th Congress included $28 million to support a nationwide health tracking network in the omnibus FY'03 appropriations bill, which passed last week. This is an increase of over $10 million from last year! TFAH applauds all the local, state and federal organizations, community groups, and concerned individuals who have raised their voices in support of a nationwide health tracking network to monitor where and when chronic diseases occur and environmental factors that may be linked to them.
Chronic diseases are responsible for 70 percent of deaths across America. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a majority of chronic diseases are preventable through strong public health measures. Legislation to create a full, comprehensive Nationwide Health Tracking Network is expected to be reintroduced in the coming year. This network is estimated to cost $275 million a year, which amounts to less than $1 for each American, and is just a fraction of the $750 billion annual costs associated with chronic diseases.
This year's funding builds upon the $17.5 million Congress allocated last year for a pilot program that awarded grants to 20 states and cities to establish health tracking programs. A new page on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website features information on the grantees who received funding through the Environmental Public Health Tracking Grant. You may also view project descriptions on that page. http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/tracking/EPHTracking/EPHTracking.htm
For more information on a Nationwide Health Tracking Network go to www.healthyamericans.org.
Source: Tennessee Environmental News
10) NEWS: Threats Posed by Water Scarcity Detailed
The world's limited reserves of clean, fresh water are shrinking fast, posing a serious threat to public health, political stability and the environment, according to a massive analysis released yesterday by the United Nations. The 600-page report, the most comprehensive assessment of
the planet's most essential natural resource, predicts that as many as 7 billion people in 60 countries could face water scarcity by 2050. In just 20 years, the report predicts, the average supply of water per person worldwide will have dropped by one-third, affecting almost every nation and especially those already on the economic edge.

For the complete story visit:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A42267-2003Mar4.html
Source: RiverInfo - a River Network listserve
11) RESOURCE: EPA Guide to Community Culture and the Environment
EPA has released a new publication titled Community Culture and the Environment: A Guide to Understanding a Sense of Place. Recognizing that community social systems can be key to successful environmental protection outreach and education, EPA has assembled this toolbox for understanding the social dynamics involved in community-based efforts. Users of the guide learn about community social factors--information crucial to developing sustainable strategies for particular communities. Both the Guide and a Training workshop are offered by EPA. The Guide was developed particularly for watershed groups, to help in identifying goals, involving
stakeholders, and developing partnerships, but it is also useful for other community-based initiatives.

For additional information, or to order the guide, visit http://www.epa.gov/ecocommunity/tools/community.pdf

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 31, 2003.

Individual NPDES Permits
Proposed Modifications
Applicant: Loudon STP
Permit Number: TN0058181 Major Discharger: Yes
Location: 122 Blair Bend Drive, Loudon, TN 37774
Description of Activity: Treatment of municipal sewage
Effluent description: Treated municipal wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving Stream: Watts Bar Lake (Tennessee River Mile 591.6)
Facility latitude: 35.740278 Facility longitude: -84.329444

Proposed Reissuances
Applicant: TN DOC-Turney Center
Permit Number: TN0058190 Major Discharger: No
Location: Hickman 37140
Description of Activity: Extended aeration
Effluent description: Treated domestic wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving Stream: Duck River at mile 37.8
Facility latitude: 35.608333 Facility longitude: 087.670833

Applicant: Bays Mountain Park
Permit Number: TN0054941 Major Discharger: No
Location: 853 Bays Mountain Park, Kingsport, TN 37660
Description of Activity: Septic tank, sand filter with chlorination
Effluent description: Treated domestic wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving Stream: Doland Branch at mile 1.5
Facility latitude: 36.508333 Facility longitude: -82.608333

Applicant: Hiwassee College STP
Permit Number: TN0054909 Major Discharger: No
Location: 225 College Drive, Madisonville, TN 37354
Description of Activity: Septic tank, recirculating sand filter and UV disinfection
Effluent description: Treated domestic wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving Stream: Bat Creek at mile 16.4
Facility latitude: 35.557778 Facility longitude: -84.359722

Applicant: Pecan Shoppe of Camden, Inc.
Permit Number: TN0040878 Major Discharger: No
Location: I-40 at US Hwy 641 (SR69), Holladay, TN 38341
Description of Activity: Septic tank and sand filter system
Effluent description: Treated domestic wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving Stream: Eagle Creek at mile 13.3
Facility latitude: 35.838333 Facility longitude: -88.086111

Applicant: Hamilton County Wastewater Treatment Authority, Signal Mountain STP
Permit Number: TN0021211 Major Discharger: No
Location: Suck Creek Road, Chattanooga, TN 37377
Description of Activity: Contact stabilization and chlorination
Effluent description: Treated municipal wastewater from discharge 001
Receiving Stream: Tennessee River at mile 453.7
Facility latitude: 35.105000 Facility longitude: -85.360278

Applicant: Moscow STP
Permit Number: TN0021164 Major Discharger: No
Location: 14075 Highway 57, Moscow, TN 38057
Description of Activity: Treatment of municipal waste
Effluent description: Treated municipal wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving Stream: Wolf River
Facility latitude: Facility longitude:

Proposed Terminations
Applicant: CSX Intermodal Terminal
Permit Number: TN0074047 Major Discharger: No
Location: 1401 Lincoln Street, Kingsport, TN 37664
Description of Activity: Railroad switching and terminal establishments
Effluent description: Storm water runoff from Outfall 001
Receiving Stream: storm sewer to Madd Branch at mile 0.4 to South Fork Holston River
Facility latitude: 36.533333 Facility longitude: -82.550000

NPDES Permit for Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System
Proposed Reissuances
Applicant: City of Knoxville Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System
Permit Number: TNS068055 Major Discharger: Yes
Location: Knoxville, TN
Description of Activity:
Effluent description: Municipal separate storm sewer system
Receiving Stream: Fort Loudon Lake
Facility latitude: Facility longitude:

Applicant: Nashville/Davidson County Municipal Separate Storm Sewer
Permit Number: TNS068047 Major Discharger: Yes
Location: Nashville, TN 37204
Description of Activity:
Effluent description: municipal separate storm sewer system
Receiving Stream: Cumberland River
Facility latitude: 35.200000 Facility longitude: -86.800000

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

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 APRIL 11, 2003

Non-Coal Proposed Issuance
Memphis Stone and Gravel Company, P. O. Box 1683, Memphis, TN 38101. Bryan Area 3 (Shelby Farms), NPDES Permit TN0076325, Mining Permit OM-76325-03. This proposed gravel mining operation, located at latitude 35_19'17., longitude 89_43'27., will discharge treated wastewater and storm water to an unnamed tributary of the Crooked Creek Drainage Canal in Shelby County.

Non-Coal Proposed Reissuances
American Colloid Company, P. O. Box 2010, Belle Fourche, SD 57717. Area 2, NPDES Permit TN0045233. This existing fullers earth mine, located at latitude 36_16_24_, longitude 88_18_25_, discharges treated wastewater and storm water to Clifty Creek in Henry County. There will be no changes to the present wastewater and storm water treatment system and permitted acreage. The operator has requested renewal of the NPDES permit based on current "Approved" plans.

East Tennessee Industries, Inc., 61 Main St., Proctor, VT 05765. Asbury Project, Area 1, NPDES Permit TN0063657. This existing limestone quarry and processing facility, located at latitude 35_58_01_, longitude 83_49_02_, discharges treated wastewater and storm water to an unnamed tributary to Sand Branch in Knox County. The operator has requested renewal of the NPDES permit based on current "Approved" plans.

McArmour Enterprises, P. O. Box 97, Halls, TN 38040. Armour Pit, NPDES Permit TN0071994. This sand and gravel mine, located at latitude 35º47'08., longitude 89º27'32., discharges treated wastewater and storm water to Lost Creek in Lauderdale County. There are no changes in acreage, discharge monitoring points, or wastewater treatment. The operator has requested renewal of the NPDES permit based on current "Approved" plans.

Roberson Rock, P. O. Box 16, 1376 Campground Road, Troy, TN 38260. Roberson Pit, NPDES Permit TN0072001. This sand and gravel mining facility, located at latitude 36º19'05., longitude 89º15'41., discharges treated wastewater and storm water to Richland Creek in Obion County. There are no changes in acreage, discharge monitoring points, or wastewater treatment. The operator has requested renewal of the NPDES permit based on current "Approved" plans.

Rogers Group, Inc., P. O. Box 25250, Nashville, TN 37202. Lawrenceburg Quarry, NPDES Permit TN0057967. This existing limestone quarry and processing facility with an asphalt plant, located at latitude 35_16_25_, longitude 87_23_10_, discharges treated wastewater and storm water to Crowson Creek in Lawrence County. There are no changes to the wastewater treatment system or permitted acreage. The operator has requested renewal of the NPDES permit based on current "Approved" plans.

Rogers Group, Inc., P. O. Box 25250, Nashville, TN 37202. Pulaski Quarry, NPDES Permit TN0056421. This existing limestone quarry and processing facility with an asphalt plant, located at latitude 35_08_40_, longitude 87_03_04_, discharges treated wastewater and storm water to Donahue Branch and to Everly Branch in Giles County. There are no changes to the wastewater treatment system or permitted acreage. The operator has requested renewal of the NPDES permit based on current "Approved" plans.

Short Mountain Silica, 170 Silica Rd., Mooresburg, TN 37811. Short Mountain Sand Quarry, NPDES Permit TN0054291. This existing industrial sand mine and processing facility, located at latitude 36_21_54_, longitude 83_11_24_, discharges treated wastewater and storm water to Red House Branch and to Poor Valley Creek in Hawkins County. There are no changes to the wastewater treatment system or permitted acreage. The operator has requested renewal of the NPDES permit based on current "Approved" plans.

Vulcan Construction Materials, LP, P. O. Box 7, Knoxville, TN 37901-6001. Maryville Quarry, NPDES Permit TN0003042. This existing limestone quarry and processing facility, located at latitude 35_43_30_, longitude 83_57_15_, discharges treated wastewater and storm water to Duncan Branch in Blount County.

Vulcan Construction Materials, LP, P. O. Box 7, Knoxville, TN 37901-6001. Morristown Quarry, NPDES Permit TN0065994. This existing limestone quarry and processing facility, located at latitude 36_10_26_, longitude 83_12_02_, discharges treated wastewater and storm water to an unnamed tributary of Flat Creek in Hamblen County.

Vulcan Construction Materials, LP, Airpark II, Suite B-19-1410 Donelson Pike, Nashville, TN 37217. Savannah Quarry, NPDES Permit TN0003085. This existing limestone quarry and processing facility, located at latitude 35_15_30_, longitude 88_10_10_, discharges treated wastewater and storm water to Steele Creek in Hardin County.

Non-Coal Proposed Modification
HC Spinks Clay Company, Inc., a Division of Franklin Industries, Inc., P. O. Box 820, Paris, TN 38242. Mine 26 - Chappell, NPDES Permit TN0071391. This existing ball clay mine, located at latitude 36_14_05_, longitude 88_42_08_, discharges treated wastewater and storm water to dry tributaries of the Middle Fork Obion River in Weakley County. This modification is for the addition of acreage to the permit boundary. No additional changes to the wastewater treatment system or the number of discharge monitoring points are proposed.

Non-Coal Proposed Modification and Reissuance
Hoover, Inc., P. O. Box 1700, LaVergne, TN 37086-1700. Murfreesboro Quarry 608, NPDES Permit TN0059455. This existing limestone quarry and processing facility with an asphalt concrete plant, located at latitude 35_52_30_, longitude 86_20_00_, discharges treated wastewater and storm water to unnamed tributaries of Bushman's Creek and East Fork Stones River in Rutherford County. The applicant proposes to modify interior drainage controls and spillway design.

Non-Coal Proposed Terminations
Elmo Greer & Sons, LLC, P. O. Box 730, London, KY 40743. Claiborne County Portable Rock Crusher, NPDES Permit TN0072443. This NPDES permit, authorizing the discharge of treated wastewater and storm water to the Powell River (River Mile 66) at latitude 36º32'53., longitude 83º37'48., in Claiborne County is proposed for termination. Rock crushing activity has ceased. All equipment has been removed, the site regraded, and disturbed areas have been vegetated. An NPDES permit is not required.

Nolichuckey Sand and Gravel Company, Inc., 1980 Greystone Road, Greeneville, TN 37743. Sand and Gravel 1, NPDES Permit TN0065773. This NPDES permit, authorizing the discharge of treated wastewater and storm water to Dry Creek at latitude 36º06'10., longitude 82º45'00., in Greene County is proposed for termination. This facility is under new ownership and will be covered by a new NPDES permit, TN0076341.

Coal Proposed Issuance
Premium Coal Company, Inc., Old Airbase Road, P. O. Box 480, Lake City, TN 37769. Refuse Area 3, NPDES Permit TN0076368, SMCRA Permit 2883. This new coal refuse area located at latitude 36º11'23., longitude 84º13'48. will discharge wastewater and storm water to an unnamed tributary to Slatestone Creek in Anderson County.

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

14) PUBLIC NOTICE: Aquatic Resource Alteration Permit (ARAP) Notices
Mountainside Coal Company - OSM permit number 3127. This public notice covers two Aquatic Resource Alteration Permits for the proposed Cooper Ridge #3 surface mine. Written comments will be received through April 1, 2003. To view a copy of the public notice, visit http://www.state.tn.us/environment/wpc/wpcppo/mining/index.shtml

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]
February 21, 2003
NRS 02.448 Laymon Burke, Impound unnamed tributary (perennial stream) of Flea Creek (which flows into the Clinch River) to create farm pond approximately eighty feet long, forty feet wide and six feet deep. Located Northwest of the community of Evanston, Hancock County.
NRS 03.035 TDOT, Knob Creek, Replacement of bridges and approaches over Knob Creek on Knob Creek Road, Bedford County.
NRS 03.007 TDOT, Sinking Creek, Replacement of bridge over Sinking Creek on Carson Springs Road (LM 1.72), Cocke County.
NRS 02.474 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Wetlands near Burton Creek. Proposed 0.98 ac. of wetlands alteration for construction of a super center. Algood, Putnam 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.
03-10 - Expires 4/5/2003, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Proposed Improvements to SR-91 Along New and Existing Alignment, Mountain City, Johnson County, TN
03-21 - Expires 3/30/2003, Ed Loy, Jr., Proposed Channel Dredging and Riprap, Holder Branch Mile 1.0R Opposite Tennessee River Mile 616.0R, Fort Loudoun Lake, Knox County, TN
03-19 - Expires 3/31/2003, Tennessee Streams Mitigation Bank, within the State of Tennessee
03-17 - Expires 3/24/2003, Proposed Channel Dredging and Bank Stabilization, Tennessee River Mile 638.5L, Fort Loudon Lake, Knox County, TN
03-16 - Expires 3/24/2003, Proposed Public Boat Launching Ramp, Fishing Pier, and Courtesy Dock, Sulphur Branch of the Big Sandy River Mile 3.7L, Kentucky Lake, Henry County, TN
03-15 - Expires 3/24/2003, Proposed Marina Renovations, Recessed Excavation In Back of Embayment, and Deposit of Fill Material Associated with Riprap Breakwater and Bank Stabilization, Cove off Bear Creek Mile 1.4L, Opposite Tennessee River Mile 32.0L, Kentucky Lake, Marshall County, KY
03-14 - Expires 3/21/2003, Proposed Deposit of Fill Material for Channel Relocation with Road Widening Project and Box Bridge Replacements, Knob Creek Mile 1.0, Opposite Garrison Fork Mile 4.1L, Opposite Duck River Mile 239.5R, Bedford County, TN
03-07 - Expires 3/22/2003, Proposed Wetland Fills and Culvert Installation, Glady Fork Mile 2.9, Unnamed Tributaries to Rocky River, Green Sea Branch Mile 1.5, Samples Fork Mile 3.6, and Unnamed Tributaries to Samples Fork, TN
03-12 - Expires 3/20/2003, Proposed Permit Modification to Add Fleeting to Calvert City Terminal, Tennessee River Mile 14.5L, Marshall County, KY
03-08 - Expires 3/17/2003, Proposed Deposit of Fill Material Associated with Intermittent Stream Relocation and Wetland Fill, Unnamed Tributary to Indian Creek Mile 15.5L, and Adjacent Wetland, Madison County, AL
03-06 - Expires 3/12/2003, Proposed Bank Stabilization, Little Turkey Creek Mile 1.5R, Opposite Tennessee River Mile 616.5R, Fort Loudon Lake, Mallard Bay Subdivision, Knox County, TN
Source: http://www.orn.usace.army.mil/cof/notices.htm