June 13, 2003

1) TCWN WORKING FOR YOU! Water Quality Standards Update
2) PUBLIC PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITY: Transit Plan Regional Meetings
3) PUBLIC PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITY: Public Hearing on NPDES Permit for Aquatic Contact Herbicides
4) ACTION ALERT: Keeping Raw Sewage Out of Our Waters
5) ACTION ALERT: AmeriCorps Funding at Risk
6) NEWS: EPA Finds Few Punished for Water Pollution
7) NEWS: EPA Softer on Polluters Under Bush, Report Says
8) NEWS: Communities 'On Track' in Assessing Potential Water Contamination Sources
9) NEWS: Grading Drinking Water in U.S. Cities
10) NEWS: EPA Funds Upper Tennessee River Watershed Initiative
11) EVENT: SAMAB Fall Conference
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! Water Quality Standards Update
TDEC's presentation of the proposed water quality standards to the Water Quality Control Board has been postponed until the July 22 Board meeting. Please note the date change in your calendars. We still need your support to ensure that a strong antidegradation policy is in place to protect Tennessee's high quality waters.
How you can help:
1) Write a letter to the Water Quality Control Board members to express your support for the proposed antidegradation rules
2) Attend the Water Quality Control Board meeting on July 22 at 10:00 am (central) in Nashville (17th Floor, L&C Annex, 401 Church St.)
At this Board meeting, TDEC staff will be presenting their responses to public comments submitted on the proposed water quality standards. It is possible that the Board will vote on whether or not to approve the proposed rules on this day. We need to have a good crowd at this meeting to demonstrate strong support for protecting and improving water quality across the state. Additionally, TCWN and other environmental groups will be making a presentation to the Board on antidegradation rules and procedures.

For additional background information and a sample letter, please visit www.tcwn.org

2) PUBLIC PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITY: Transit Plan Regional Meetings
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has begun work on "Transit for Tennessee 2025," a comprehensive study of public transit in Tennessee over the next 22 years. The statewide public transit plan will establish a vision and a series of goals for transit in Tennessee in 2025, including the goal of doubling transit ridership. TDOT wants to hear from you! What kind of public transit will the state have in 2025? Will the elderly continue to have transportation? How does urban sprawl and suburbanization affect transit use? How will we pay for new and better transit service? Come tell TDOT what you think! Each of the meetings listed below is an opportunity to find out what has been accomplished in the plan so far and tell TDOT what your vision for transit is for 2025. (All meetings have the same agenda and presentation.)

Cookeville, Monday, June 16, 2003, 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M., Cookeville Municipal Building
Council Chambers, 45 East Broad Street, Cookeville

Johnson City, Tuesday, June 17, 2003, 5:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M., Johnson City Public Library
100 West Millard Street, Johnson City

Clarksville, Wednesday, June 18, 2003, 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M., Clarksville/Montgomery County
Public Library, 350 Pageant Lane #510, Clarksville

3) PUBLIC PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITY: Public Hearing on NPDES Permit for Aquatic Contact Herbicides
Public comments will be received concerning the draft General National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit for the Application of Aquatic Contact Herbicides. This is a Tennessee NPDES general permit that authorizes owner/operators or persons to apply contact herbicides to waters of the state that are contained within federal and state managed impoundments and lakes, provided that activities are in compliance with the terms of this permit.

The Division of Water Pollution Control will hold public hearings on the following dates and locations:
Monday, June 23 at 2:00 pm (central). Auditorium in the TDOT Region 4 Office, 300 Benchmark Place at the Interstate 40 Exit 76, Jackson, TN 38301
Tuesday, June 24 at 6:30 pm (eastern) in the Goins Auditorium, Pellissippi State Technical Community College, 10915 Hardin Valley Rd., Knoxville, TN 37933
Wednesday, June 25 at 5:00 pm (central) in the Ruth Neth Conference Room on the 17th Floor of the L&C Tower, at 4th Ave. and Church St. in downtown Nashville, TN 37243
Thursday, June 26 at 6:30 pm (eastern) in the Large Conference Room on the 1st Floor of TDEC's Environmental Assistance Center, 540 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37402

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 401 Church St., L&C Annex, 6th Floor, Nashville, TN 37243 or at any of the Environmental Assistance Centers or at http://www.state.tn.us/environment/permits/herbicide.php
Please call 1-888-891-8332 for the nearest EAC or by email contact Jim McAdoo at [email protected]

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

4) ACTION ALERT: Keeping Raw Sewage Out of Our Waters
Approximately 40,000 times a year, raw sewage runs into lakes, rivers and coastal waters across this country when sanitary sewer systems overflow. Many of these sanitary sewer systems are antiquated and cannot handle the volume of materials flowing into them during extreme weather
occurrences, for example, very heavy rain storms. The overflows contain bacteria and viruses, fecal matter, untreated industrial wastes, toilet paper, excessive phosphorus and nitrogen, and a host of other wastes. Sewer overflows cause fish kills, gastrointestinal illness, beach closings, and shellfish bed closures.

Raw sewage is filled with bacteria and viruses that make people sick. Pathogens in sewage-contaminated waters can cause a wide range of ear, nose, and throat problems, gastroenteritis, dysentery, hepatitis, and respiratory illness. According to U.S. EPA, between 1.8 and 3.5 million
people get sick every year from swimming in waters that are contaminated with raw sewage discharges from sanitary sewer overflows. In 2001, nearly 1,900 of the nation's beach closures and health advisories were due to sewage spills and overflows, threatening public health, family
vacations, recreational use of waterways, and billions of tourist dollars.

The Raw Sewage Community Right-to-Know Act (H.R. 2215) was recently introduced into the House of Representatives by Representative Tim Bishop. This bill would help keep our lakes, rivers and coasts cleaner and safer through faster detection of overflows and better public notification when overflows occur. The Act would also authorize funding to cities for the prevention of further overflows.

Please contact your Representative and urge them to cosponsor this bill. Also, please feel free to forward this email to others and encourage them to take action.
You may write your Rep. at:
The Honorable (Full name)
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Or call them by contacting the U.S. Capitol Switchboard, (202) 224-3121- and asking to speak to your Representative.

Source: Sierra Club

5) ACTION ALERT: AmeriCorps Funding at Risk
There are cuts of approximately 76% across the country for AmeriCorps programs starting this fall unless Congress makes some changes. In Tennessee, this means that the 14 programs who have requested 271 members, will have only 60 members for the 2003/2004 program year. Obviously, this means that local communities, clients and programs across Tennessee will suffer. It is likely that good, quality programs will be cut entirely. The causes are complicated and rooted in federal accounting problems that are being worked on to be corrected.

What to do: please call or fax your Senators and Representatives and relay the following points:
1. That you are concerned about AmeriCorps funding in Tennessee. You have heard that there will be a 76% cut in the number of members serving under the GAO funding level determination. Encourage them to support the OMB funding level determination which is more favorable to National Service (will allow 100+ members in the State of Tennessee)
(talk about the impact that AmeriCorps has had with your program/ service area -- what would happen with out AMC)
2. That it is unfair that an accounting problem on the Federal level will cause local communities in Tennessee to suffer. (We believe that it was not Congress's intention for these funding cuts to happen - there are complicated causes in effect here. An important point to know if that the 2003/2004 AmeriCorps Programs are funded with FY 2003 funds).

Please take action as soon as possible-- By June 16!

TN Senators (everyone should call both because they are in key positions)
Senator Bill Frist 202-224-3344 fax 202-228-1264
Senator Lamar Alexander 202-224-4944 fax 202-228-3398

TN Congressmen (please call your Congressman & also Appropriations member Zach Wamp)
Congressman Zach Wamp 202-225-3271 fax 202-225-3494

Source: TN Water Resources Research Center

6) NEWS: EPA Finds Few Punished for Water Pollution
A study by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found that most major industrial violators of water pollution standards seldom face punishment, the Washington Post reported recently. Citing the internal EPA assessment, the newspaper reported that about one-quarter of the largest
U.S. industrial plants and water treatment facilities were in serious violation of the Clean Water Act at any one time. The study said that only a fraction of the violators faced enforcement actions, and when formal disciplinary actions were taken, fewer than half resulted in fines, which
averaged about $6,000.

For the complete story visit: http://www.enn.com/news/2003-06-10/s_4862.asp

Source: RiverInfo, a River Network listserve

7) NEWS: EPA Softer on Polluters Under Bush, Report Says
The Environmental Protection Agency under President Bush has pursued polluters less aggressively than it did in the final two years of the Clinton administration, federal records analyzed by the Sacramento Bee newspaper show. EPA inspections of polluting businesses dipped 15 percent. Criminal cases referred for federal prosecution dropped 40 percent, according to numbers from one data collection organization. And the amount of pollution reduced or prevented as a result of the agency's legal actions - the bottom line in environmental enforcement - plummeted to 921million pounds, down from 7.5 billion pounds. The drop-off, shown by some of the agency's own report cards, runs counter to the assessment Christie Whitman rendered last month in announcing her departure as head of the EPA.

The EPA charts its enforcement numbers in annual "performance" and "accomplishment" reports to Congress, which governs the agency's $7.6 billion budget. Top EPA officials said in recent interviews that it is unfair to compare the first two years of an administration with the final two years of a second-term Clinton EPA, which had more years of experience. Also, the comparison in the pollution reduction category presents a distorted picture of performance under Bush, said Jeff Cuozzo, an agency spokes-man. That's because the Clinton EPA in fiscal year 1999 scored a record $1 billion settlement requiring the world's top makers of diesel engines to pay for upgrading smog controls on older trucks and buses when they are overhauled, Cuozzo said. The move is expected to cut billions of pounds in harmful air emissions.

A little-known law - the Government Performance and Results Act - that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich helped push through in 1993, after Republicans gained control of the House, required the EPA and other federal agencies to create "performance measures" and report annually to Congress on results. According to those reports, inspections of businesses totaled 35,480 in fiscal years 2001 and 2000, down 15 percent from the 41,533 inspections in the last two years of the Clinton presidency. Another tracker of enforcement performance, the EPA's Annual Accomplishment Report, shows the agency's criminal division referred to federal prosecutors a relatively steady number of cases, between 236 and 256 in the past four years. However, a separate accounting of Justice Department records by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse of Syracuse University in New York, a source of federal enforcement data used by Congress, shows the EPA's criminal referrals fell 40 percent, from 564 in 1999 to 341 in 2002. Records for the first five months of the current fiscal year show the downward trend continuing. Neither EPA officials nor the clearinghouse staff could explain the variation between the two agencies' figures.

Source: Clean Water Network listserve

8) NEWS: Communities 'On Track' in Assessing Potential Water Contamination Sources
U.S. communities are "on track" to meet by the end of this year a federal requirement to assess potential sources of drinking water contamination in local water systems nationwide, a top U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official said recently. EPA Assistant Administrator for Water G. Tracy Mehan III on June 2 announced that 32,000 of the 52,000 required assessments of lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and aquifers that serve as drinking water sources to local communities have been completed and that the remainder should be accomplished by year's end. The announcement was part of a speech Mehan presented to attendees of the EPA-sponsored 2003 National Source Water Protection Conference in Washington, D.C. "Due to the extraordinary efforts of thousands of people across the country, we have new information at the local level about potential sources of contamination to our water," he said. "We can now build on our success and use this information to renew and invigorate our efforts to protect the sources of our nation's drinking water." The 1996 Safe Drinking Water Amendments requires potential sources of contamination to be assessed for community water systems nationwide. The text of Mehan's speech, "Challenges and Opportunities of Source Water Protection," is available on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/water/speeches/060203tm.html. For more information about the conference, which was held June 2-4, or EPA's source water protection program, see http://www.epa.gov/safewater/protect.html

Source: RiverInfo, a River Network listserve
9) NEWS: Grading Drinking Water in U.S. Cities
Drinking water quality depends on both source water protection and the quality and safety of the local water supply system. A new June 2003 Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) study of drinking water quality in 19 U.S. cities finds that pollution and deteriorating, out-of-date plumbing are sometimes delivering drinking water that might pose health risks to some residents -- and unless steps are taken now, tap water will get worse. The report issues grades to each municipal water system studied in three problem areas -- water quality and compliance, source water protection, and right-to-know compliance -- and outlines a plan for protecting the nation's drinking water supply.
Atlanta was among the 19 cities carefully studied. The report includes the conclusion that proposed rollbacks of the Clean Water Act could jeopardize the headwaters that provide Atlanta's water supply. "The Atlanta metropolitan area gets most of its drinking water from the small mountain headwater streams that feed into the Chattahoochee River and its tributaries. The Bush administration's plan could eliminate protections for these small streams"
The same concerns for source water protection exist in Tennessee with the current threats to the Clean Water Act provisions that protect wetlands, small streams, and headwaters of the state. To read more please visit the links below.

See the NRDC Press Release at: http://www.nrdc.org/media/pressReleases/030611a.asp

Find executive summary and the full report at: http://www.nrdc.org/water/drinking/uscities/contents.asp

Read the answers to frequently asked questions on the report at:
http://www.nrdc.org/water/drinking/qtap.asp#cwa

Source: Tennessee Environmental News

10) NEWS: EPA Funds Upper Tennessee River Watershed Initiative
The U.S. EPA will provide $800,000 to the partnership led by the Upper Tennessee River Roundtable for watershed management and restoration activities. This project, with an area spanning TN, VA, and NC, was nominated by the governors of each of those states. The SAMAB Foundation, through its grant from the National Forest Foundation, has provided support to the Roundtable and SAIN provided maps for the proposal. Some of the planned projects include construction of stormwater management structures, implementation of species protection BMPs in creeks, and several streambank and wetland restoration projects.

Source: SAMAB News Briefs

11) EVENT: SAMAB Fall Conference
The SAMAB fall conference is planned this year for Asheville, North Carolina, November 4-6, 2003. The conference is in the planning stages, with sessions including air quality, invasive plants, hemlock woolly adelgid, managing growth around protected areas, impact analysis, mapping and GIS, stream restoration, community and citizen monitoring, role of fire in ecosystem, and Southern Appalachian cultural heritage. As a special treat, former Smokies Superintendent Karen Wade will return as a featured speaker. There will also be poster sessions, an evening reception, and lots of fun and networking. Check out http://samab.org for the most recent information. Contact Gary Peeples, 2003 Conference Chair, for more information, [email protected]

Source: SAMAB News Briefs

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 JULY 14, 2003.

Individual NPDES Permits
Proposed Modifications
Applicant name Lynwood Utility STP
Permit number TN0029718 Permit Writer SAQ EAC Nashville
Major discharger No
Location 120 Cottonwood Drive
County Williamson
City Franklin
Zip 37064
Description of activity Treatment of domestic sewage
Effluent description treated domestic wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream Harpeth River at mile 77.9
Facility latitude 35.975000 Facility longitude -86.912500

Proposed New Issuances
Applicant name Bluegrass Yacht and Country Club - Aquaservices, Inc.
Permit number TNHA78069 Permit Writer VMJ EAC Nashville
Major discharger No
Location in Sumner County on the right bank of Old Hickory Reservoir at Cumberland
River mile 227.5
County Sumner
City Hendersonville
Zip 37075
Description of activity control of nuisance aquatic vegetation
Effluent description treating Myriophyllum spicatum with systemic herbicide Weedar 64 (2,4-D)
Receiving stream right bank of Old Hickory Reservoir at Cumberland River mile 227.5
Facility latitude 36.313700 Facility longitude -86.575000
Applicant name Tom Milligan & Neighbors - Aquaservices, Inc.
Permit number TNHA78034 Permit Writer VMJ EAC Nashville
Major discharger No
Location 152 Courtney Cove
County Sumner
City Gallatin
Zip 37066
Description of activity control of nuisance aquatic vegetation
Effluent description treating nuisance aquatic vegetation with systemic herbicide Weedar 64
Receiving stream Old Hickory Reservoir at mile 234.5
Facility latitude 36.315977 Facility longitude -86.511102
Applicant name Windward Pointe Subdivision - Aquaservices, Inc.
Permit number TNHA78026 Permit Writer VMJ EAC Chattanooga
Major discharger No
Location 4339 Sailmaker Circle
County Hamilton
City Chattanooga
Zip 37416
Description of activity control of nuisance aquatic vegetation
Effluent description treating nuisance aquatic vegetation (long-leaved pondweed, water milfoil,
southern waternymph and fillamentous algae) with Aquathol K (Endothall) or
Reward (Diquat) mixed with chelated copper
Receiving stream Chickamauga Lake (Tennessee River at mile 473)
Facility latitude 35.102000 Facility longitude -85.187000

Applicant name South Cumberland Recreation Area
Permit number TNHA78018 Permit Writer VMJ EAC Chattanooga
Major discharger No
Location Highway 41
County Grundy
City Monteagle
Zip 37356
Description of activity control of nuisance aquatic vegetation
Effluent description treating nuisance aquatic vegetation (curly-leaf pondweed, parrots feather,
spiny leaf niwad and fillamentous algae) with Weedar 64 (2,4-D), Aquathol K
(Endothall) or Reward (Diquat) mixed with chelated copper
Receiving stream Grassy and CCC Lakes
Facility latitude 35.410833 Facility longitude -85.600000
Applicant name Gay Winds Subdivision - Aquaservices, Inc.
Permit number TNHA77992 Permit Writer VMJ EAC Nashville
Major discharger No
Location 901 Cantrell Avenue
County Wilson
City Mt Juliet
Zip 37215
Description of activity control of nuisance aquatic vegetation
Effluent description treating Myriophyllum spicatum with systemic herbicide Weedar 64 (2,4-D)
and other nuisance vegetation (such as hydrilla, milfoil, curly-leaf pondweed,
duckweed, cattails) with contact herbicides Aquathol K (Endothall) or Reward
(Diquat) mixed with chelated copper
Receiving stream Old Hickory Reservoir at mile 233.4
Facility latitude 36.264166 Facility longitude -86.507222

Proposed Reissuances
Applicant name New Johnsonville Lagoon
Permit number TN0062006 Permit Writer SEF EAC Nashville
Major discharger No
Location 323 Long Street
County Humphreys
City New Johnsonville
Zip 37134
Description of activity Treatment of municipal sewage
Effluent description treated municipal wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream Tennessee River Mile 101.6
Facility latitude 35.998333 Facility longitude -87.997500

Applicant name TVA - Kingston Fossil Plant
Permit number TN0005452 Permit Writer VMJ EAC Knoxville
Major discharger Yes
Location 714 Swan Pond Road
County Roane
City Harriman
Zip 37748
Description of activity fossil-fueled steam-electric generating plant with 9 coal-fired units with a
combined rated capacity of 1,700 megawatts
Effluent description fly ash and bottom ash sluice waters, pumping basin discharges including storm water runoff from the coal pile and utility building areas, treated chemical and nonchemical metal cleaning wastes from Internal Monitoring Point 005, nonchemical metal cleaning wastes, water treatment plant wastes, station sump discharges including ash system leakage and boiler bottom overflow, floor washing wastewater, miscellaneous equipment cooling and lubricating water, boiler makeup water leakage, analytical process water, roof drains, precipitator washdown water, and redwater treatment wetlands discharges from Outfall 001, once through condenser cooling water, boiler blowdown water, lab sample station water, intake screen backwash, miscellaneous equipment cooling water and storm water runoff from Outfall 002, storm water and non-contact cooling water from Outfall 006, storm water runoff and abandoned ash pond area seepage from Outfall 007, and drainage from sluice line trench from Outfall 008
Receiving stream Clinch River at mile 2.9
Facility latitude 35.904167 Facility longitude -84.505556
Applicant name Family Inns of America
Permit number TN0024368 Permit Writer HVA EAC Knoxville
Major discharger No
Location 606 Gallagher Road, Kingston, TN 37763
County Roane
City Kingston
Zip 37763
Description of activity Activated sludge
Effluent description treated domestic wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream unnamed tributary to Young Creek at mile 2.7
Facility latitude 35.872222 Facility longitude -84.440833
Applicant name Lakeshore United Methodist Assembly
Permit number TN0041157 Permit Writer HVA EAC Jackson
Major discharger No
Location 1458 Pilot Knob Road, Eva, TN 38333
County Benton
City Eva
Zip 38333
Description of activity Activated sludge
Effluent description treated domestic wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream Tennessee River at mile 96.0
Facility latitude 36.076111 Facility longitude -87.988333

Applicant name Tellico Reservoir Development Agency
Permit number TN0059897 Permit Writer MTS EAC Knoxville
Major discharger No
Location 41 Sea Ray Circle
County Monroe
City Vonore
Zip 37885
Description of activity Treatment of municipal sewage
Effluent description treated municipal wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream Little Tennessee River at mile 16.1
Facility latitude 35.445833 Facility longitude -85.262500
Applicant name Bruceton Wastewater Lagoon
Permit number TN0062014 Permit Writer HVA EAC Jackson
Major discharger No
Location 314 Poplar Lane
County Carroll
City Bruceton
Zip 38317
Description of activity lagoon system (exempt from 503)
Effluent description treated domestic wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream The Big Sandy River at mile 31.0
Facility latitude 36.0475555555 Facility longitude -88.22638888
Applicant name Soaring Eagle Campground & Rv
Permit number TN0065030 Permit Writer HVA EAC Knoxville
Major discharger No
Location 3152 Buttermilk Road West, Lenoir City, TN 37771
County Roane
City Lenoir City
Zip 37771
Description of activity Treatment of domestic sewage
Effluent description treated domestic wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream Clinch River-Watts Bar Reservoir at mile 17.5
Facility latitude 35.888889 Facility longitude -84.372500

Applicant name Maverick Tube Corporation
Permit number TN0067628 Permit Writer PRM EAC Jackson
Major discharger No
Location 650 LTV Lane
County Hardin
City Counce
Zip 38326
Description of activity stormwater runoff associated with industrial activity; through Outfalls SW1 & SW2
Effluent description storm water runoff associated with industrial activity through Outfalls SW1 and SW2
Receiving stream mile 5.5 of Chambers Creek via mile 2.2 of Battle Branch via an open drainage
ditch
Facility latitude 35.030556 Facility longitude -88.289722
Applicant name Pine Meadows Mobile Home Park
Permit number TN0056464 Permit Writer HVA EAC Knoxville
Major discharger No
Location Route 4 Old Edgemoor Road, Clinton
County Anderson
City Clinton
Zip 37716
Description of activity Activated sludge
Effluent description treated domestic wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream unnamed tributary at mile 0.5 to Washington Branch at mile 1.5
Facility latitude 36.025555 Facility longitude -84.141666
NPDES Permit for Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System
Proposed Reissuances
Applicant name City of Chattanooga Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System
Permit number TNS068063 Permit Writer WDM EAC Chattanooga
Major discharger Yes
Location 1001 Lindsey Ave
County Hamilton
City Chattanooga
Zip 37402
Description of activity Management of the separate storm sewer system
Effluent description municipal separate storm sewer system
Receiving stream Tennessee River
Facility latitude 35.066667 Facility longitude -85.266667

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 JULY 11, 2003

Non-Coal Proposed Reissuances
Maymead Materials, Inc., P. O. Box 911, Mountain City, TN 37683. 421 Plant, NPDES Permit TN0066192. This existing granite and limestone quarry and processing facility, located at latitude 36_25_33_, longitude 81_46_28_, discharges treated wastewater and storm water to Roan Creek in Johnson County. There will be no changes to the wastewater treatment system or in the permitted acreage. The permittee has requested renewal of the NPDES permit based on the current "Approved" plans.

Maymead Materials, Inc., P. O. Box 911, Mountain City, TN 37683. Potter Quarry, NPDES Permit TN0066206. This existing granite quarry and processing facility, located at latitude 36_25_54_, longitude 81_46_23_, discharges treated wastewater and storm water to Roaring Creek and into Forge Creek in Johnson County. There will be no changes to the wastewater treatment system or in the permitted acreage. The permittee has requested renewal of the NPDES permit based on the current "Approved" plans.

North Benton Gravel, LLC, 10635 Highway 69A, Big Sandy, TN 38221. Big Sandy Mine, NPDES Permit TN0072010. This existing construction sand and gravel mine, located at latitude 36_11_44_, longitude 88_05_33_, discharges treated wastewater and storm water to an unnamed tributary to Ramble Creek in Benton County. There will be no changes to the wastewater treatment system or in the permitted acreage. The permittee has requested renewal of the NPDES permit based on the current "Approved" plans.

Non-Coal Proposed Modification
Unimin Corporation, P. O. Box 111, Gleason, TN 38229-0111. Gleason Plant - Pit 12, NPDES Permit TN0072851. This existing ball clay mining and processing facility, located at latitude 36_09_25_, longitude 88_36_04_, discharges treated wastewater and storm water to an unnamed tributary of Bond Branch in Weakley County. The permittee proposes to add seven (7) acres to the permit area.

Non-Coal Transfer of Ownerships
Mossy Creek Mining, LLC, P. O. Box 617, Jefferson City, TN 37760-0617. New Market Mine and Mill, NPDES Permit TN0057029. This existing zinc ore mining and processing facility, located at latitude 36°04_31_, longitude 83°33_41_, discharges treated wastewater and storm water to Dry Land Creek at Ault Lake in Jefferson County. This facility is currently inactive. This permit was previously issued to ASARCO, Inc.- Tennessee Mines Division.

Pitts Bend Sand and Gravel, 86 Pitts Bend Road, Fayetteville, TN 37334-6448. Pitts Bend Mine, NPDES Permit TN0070815. This existing construction sand and gravel mining and processing facility, located at latitude 35°08_33_, longitude 86°38_15_, discharges treated wastewater and storm water to Elk River in Lincoln County. This permit was previously issued to Burgreen Contracting Company, Inc.

Coal Proposed Issuance
M. C. Mining, Inc., 1895 Branham Hill Road, Jellico, TN 37762. Deep Mine 2, NPDES Permit TN0076350. This new underground coal mine, located at latitude 36°35_18_, longitude 84°10_12_, proposes to discharge treated wastewater and storm water to Indian Creek in Campbell County.

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

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]

June 10, 2003
NRS03.185 Smith County Schools, encapsulation of 150 linear feet of
unnamed tributary to Cumberland River, Smith County, TN

June 3, 2003
NRS03.104 Rick Bellar, Upper Cumberland Regional Airport, placement of fill in
of three isolated wetlands totaling 10.08 acres, White County, TN

NRS03.136 Selmer Utility Division, replacement of sewer line, Crooked Creek,
Cypress Creek, McNairy County, TN

NRS03.158 TDOT, SR-175 (Weaver Road) repair/replace bridge, Horn Lake
Creek, Shelby County, TN
Source: http://www.tennessee.gov/environment/wpc/wpcppo/arap/
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.

03-50 - Expires 7/13/2003, Tellico Pointe Marina, Proposed Commercial Marina, Dredging, and Bank Stabilization, Mile 2.3R Little Tennessee River, Tellico Lake, Loudon County, TN

03-47 - Expires 6/30/2003, Commonwealth of Kentucky, Existing Riprap Bank Stabilization, Clover Fork Cumberland River between Miles 2.0 and 6.0, Harlan County, KY

03-48 - Expires 6/30/2003, Joe Murphy and Associates, Inc., Proposed Wetland Fill, Unnamed Tributary of Bradford Creek, Opposite Tennessee River Mile321.0R, Wheeler Lake, Madison County, AL

03-46 - Expires 6/23/2003, Consolidated Utility District of Rutherford County, Proposed 30 MGD Raw Water Intake Expansion, Mile 0.5L, East Fork Stones River, J. Percy Priest Lake, Rutherford County, TN

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