November 14, 2003

1) NEWS: Rule Drafted That Would Dilute the Clean Water Act
2) NEWS: EPA Allows Partial Treatment at Sewage Plants in Storms
3) ACTION ALERT: Act Now to Protect Tennessee's Rivers & Wetlands
4) ACTION ALERT: Tell EPA to Keep Inadequately Treated Sewage Out of Our Waters
5) ACTION ALERT: Save Streams from Mountaintop Mining
6) ACTION ALERT: TCL Gathering Opinions on Wildlife Management in Tennessee
7) PUBLIC PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITY: Water Pollution Control Rulemaking Hearing
8) PUBLIC PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITY: State Budget Hearings
9) NOMINATION REQUEST: 2004 National Wetlands Awards
10) PUBLIC NOTICE: NPDES Permits
11) PUBLIC NOTICE: TDEC Mining Section NPDES Permits
12) PUBLIC NOTICE: Aquatic Resource Alteration Permit (ARAP) Notices
13) PUBLIC NOTICE: US Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Permit Notices
14) Show Your Commitment to Protecting and Restoring Tennessee's Watersheds...Join TCWN Today!


1) NEWS: Rule Drafted That Would Dilute the Clean Water Act
From the LA Times http://www.latimes.com/la-na-water6nov06,1,7825973.story

Bush administration officials have drafted a rule that would significantly narrow the scope of the Clean Water Act, stripping many wetlands and streams of federal pollution controls and making them available to being filled for commercial development. The rule, spelled out in an internal document provided to The Times by a senior government official, says that Clean Water Act protection would no longer be provided to "ephemeral washes or streams" that do not have
groundwater as a source. Streams that flow for less than six months a year would also lose protection, as would many wetlands, according to the document. State and federal officials have estimated that up to 20 million acres of wetlands, 20% of the wetlands outside of Alaska, could lose protection under a new rule like the one in the draft.

Administration officials cautioned that no rule change could happen without a public process, which would take many months and offer the public a chance to comment. However, the draft was the first indication of the direction that at least some administration officials want to
take in rewriting the rule. The new rule-making exercise was triggered by a 2001 Supreme Court ruling that limited federal jurisdiction over isolated, non-navigable, intrastate waters and wetlands. But the draft rule circulating within the administration would leave a much broader range of waters and wetlands outside the strictures of the Clean Water Act.

If implemented, the change would represent one of the most consequential of the actions the Bush administration has taken to ease environmental regulations. "It would dramatically cut back the scope of Clean Water Act jurisdiction," said the official who provided the document on the condition that neither he nor his agency be identified. "It would eliminate protections for ephemeral streams, which could be in the millions of miles of streams, particularly out West where many streams do not flow all year long."

In January, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers announced that they were considering rewriting the regulations that establish what wetlands and streams are included in definitions of waters of the United States, and thereby protected by a variety of Clean
Water Act regulations. The EPA is responsible for enforcing the Clean Water Act; the corps issues permits for filling waters and streams.

In comments on the agencies' plan, states almost unanimously urged the federal government to retain a broad definition of waters of the United States. State water quality officials and conservationists said the wetlands and streams that would lose protection under a rule change are essential to maintaining the health of the larger rivers and lakes that would still be protected by the law. Wetlands filter pollutants and retain water after rainfalls to lessen flooding. Ephemeral streams reduce flooding. Both provide healthy habitats for fish, birds and other wildlife. The government received more than 130,000 comments about its proposal to rewrite the rules, and EPA and White House officials said the government had not yet decided whether to follow through with a new rule.

Source: Clean Water Network


2) NEWS: EPA Allows Partial Treatment at Sewage Plants in Storms
The Environmental Protection Agency announced it will formalize a policy allowing sewage treatment plants to skip a process for killing some pathogens after heavy rains or snow melts. The agency now requires a three-step process for treating sewage in normal conditions, but it has routinely allowed plants to discharge a blend of fully and partially treated sewage during peak flows from storms.

By not requiring the oxidation of pollutants in the wastes after heavy rains - a process of allowing microbes to feed on organic materials, removing viruses and parasites - sewage plants around the country will be able to avoid $90 billion or more in facility upgrades, according to EPA officials, trade group representatives, and environmentalists.

EPA described its new draft policy as help for public sewage treatment plants in handling the huge volume of waste water that storms bring. G. Tracy Mehan III, head of EPA's Office of Water, called it "a consistent set of principles ... in managing wet-weather events."

The agency said water quality will improve because high water flows can damage sensitive parts of treatment plants and increase pollution in rivers, lakes, and coastal waters. After solids are removed from it, the remaining waste water can be diverted and blended with fully treated wastewater, EPA said. The blended flows are disinfected and discharged.

For the complete story, go to http://www.enn.com/news/2003-11-04/s_10061.asp

Source: Environmental News Network


3) ACTION ALERT: Act Now to Protect Tennessee's Rivers & Wetlands
Tell Senators Frist and Alexander that you join the vast majority of Tennesseans who care about clean water. Send a message today urging Senators Frist and Alexander to oppose efforts to weaken the Clean Water Act, efforts that could make it easier for polluters to do their dirty work.

The Clean Water Act is designed to make all waters fishable and swimmable by keeping pollution out of our lakes, rivers, and wetlands. Last January, the Bush administration directed federal agencies to cease enforcing clean water protections on millions of acres of aquatic habitat. And the administration is now considering limiting clean water protections even further.

These actions fly in the face of the views of most Tennesseans. In a recent poll conducted by the University of Tennessee, 70% of Tennesseans surveyed said that they are "very concerned" about water pollution and 81% said that "all of Tennessee's lakes, rivers, and streams should be protected by the Clean Water Act."

Act today! Let Senators Frist and Alexander know that you expect them to stand up to polluters and protect clean water in Tennessee and nationwide.

Visit www.tcwn.org for a sample letter and contact information for Senator Alexander and Senator Frist.


4) ACTION ALERT: Tell EPA to Keep Inadequately Treated Sewage Out of Our Waters
Millions of Americans get sick every year from contact with inadequately treated sewage that ends up in water that we drink or swim in. Pathogens in sewage-contaminated waters can cause gastrointestinal and respiratory illnesses, dysentery and hepatitis. The consequences of contact with sewage- infested waters are even greater for children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems.

The Clean Water Act requires that raw sewage be treated to remove dangerous viruses and parasites before it is discharged into streams, lakes and drinking water sources. But on November 3rd, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a new policy that would allow sewage to be discharged during rain storms without full treatment. The proposal would increase the amount of
bacteria, viruses and parasites discharged into recreational waters and drinking water supplies, where they would make more people sick.

The EPA is accepting public comments on its proposed policy change through January 9, 2004.

What to do:
Send a message, before the January 9 comment deadline, objecting to the EPA's proposal.

You can send a message to the EPA directly from NRDC's Earth Action Center at
http://www.nrdcaction.org/action/index.asp?step=2&item=10098

Or use the contact information below to send your own message.

Att'n: Docket # OW-2003-0025
Environmental Protection Agency, Water Docket
Mailcode 4101T
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20460
Email: [email protected]

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council


5) ACTION ALERT: Save Streams from Mountaintop Mining
Tell EPA to reduce stream damage from mountaintop mining! Take action today at: http://amriversaction.ctsg.com/ctt.asp?u=11408&l=7950

Mountaintop mining is a form of strip mining where coal companies literally blast hundreds of feet off the tops of mountain peaks to reach thin seams of coal, and then push millions of tons of the resulting rubble into surrounding valleys and streams. This practice has destroyed more than 700 miles of streams in the Appalachian region since 1985.

On May 29, 2003, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a long overdue Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that was supposed to find ways to dramatically reduce the environmental harm from mountaintop mining. While acknowledging the significant harm caused by this practice, EPA did not examine a single alternative that will reduce the damage. Instead, they did just the opposite - looking only at so-called "permit streamlining" provisions that will weaken existing environmental protections.

The Appalachian river activists who have worked so hard and long to stop mountaintop removal mining need your help. Please tell EPA not to weaken environmental protections for the devastating practice of mountaintop mining!

Comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement before the clock runs out on January 6th! Take action today at: http://amriversaction.ctsg.com/ctt.asp?u=11408&l=7950

Source: American Rivers


6) ACTION ALERT: TCL Gathering Opinions on Wildlife Management in Tennessee
The Tennessee Conservation League is seeking opinions on important issues concerning wildlife management in Tennessee and hunting and fishing licenses. A short online survey is available on the TCL website: http://www.conservetn.com

The survey will take only a few short minutes and will allow your opinion to be heard in regards to wildlife management and license fees in Tennessee.

Source: Tennessee Conservation League


7) PUBLIC PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITY: Water Pollution Control Rulemaking Hearing
The Tennessee Water Quality Control Board will hold a meeting at:
17th Floor Conference Room
L and C Tower
401 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37243
Date: November 18 and 19, 2003
Time: 10:00 am cst
Pursuant to Rule 1200-4-1.03 (3)(a), the board will consider revisions to chapters 1200-4-1 and 1200-4-5 of the departments rules governing duties and authorities of the board and commissioner as well as those governing the permitting of operation of wastewater treatment and disposal systems, including NPDES permits.
Copies of the final rule revisions that will be presented to the board, redlined versions of the rule revisions that differentiate between the draft and final revisions, and a summary of comments received by the division are available on the TDEC website at http://www.state.tn.us/environment/wpc/wpcppo/rulemake.php
Persons that wish speak to the board regarding the revision must indicate a desire to do so in writing at the meeting.
Source: http://www.state.tn.us/environment/wpc/wpcppo/


8) PUBLIC PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITY: State Budget Hearings
Gov. Phil Bredesen, for the second year, will hold hearings to review proposed budgets of every state department, and again the hearings will be open to the public.

The hearings will be held Nov. 17-18, Nov. 20 and Nov. 24 and will be in the Executive Conference Room of the state Capitol. The room is located on the ground floor.

Aides said they also plan to provide live streaming video of the hearings on the state Web site: www.tennessee.gov. Bredesen is scheduled to hear from multiple agencies each day in 30- to 60-minute segments.

Hearing Schedule:

Monday, Nov. 17
8:30 -9:15 a.m. - Agriculture
9:15 -10 a.m.- Economic and Community Development
10:15 -10:45 a.m. - Tourist Development
10:45 -11:30 a.m. - Commerce and Insurance
1:15 -2 p.m. - Labor and Workforce Development
2 -2:30 p.m. - Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
2:30 -3:15 p.m. - Veterans Affairs
3:30 -4:30 p.m. - Environment and Conservation

Tuesday, Nov. 18
9 -9:45 a.m. - General Services
9:45 -10:45 a.m. - Health
1:30 -2:30 p.m. - Correction
2:30 -3:15 p.m. - Safety
3:30 -4:30 p.m. - Mental Health

Thursday, Nov. 20
8:30 -9:30 a.m. - Human Services
9:30 -10:30 a.m. - Children's Services
10:45 -11:30 a.m. - Finance and Administration
2 -3 p.m. - Mental Retardation
3:15 -4:15 p.m. - TennCare

Monday, Nov. 24
9 -10 a.m. - Education
10 -11 a.m. - Higher Education
2 -3 p.m. - Transportation
3 -3:30 p.m. - Military
3:45 -4:30 p.m. - Revenue
4:30 -5:15 p.m. - Personnel

Source: Tennessee Environmental News


9) NOMINATION REQUEST: 2004 National Wetlands Awards
Take time now to recognize and nominate deserving wetland leaders. The deadline for nomination forms for the 2004 National Wetlands Awards is December 15, 2003 (postmarked).

Each year the environmental community comes together to honor individuals who have dedicated their time and energy to protecting our nation's precious wetlands. The National Wetlands Awards Program honors individuals from across the country who have demonstrated extraordinary effort, innovation, and excellence through programs or projects at the regional, state, or local level. The 2004 Awards will be given in six new categories: Education and Outreach; Science Research; Conservation and Restoration; Landowner Stewardship; State, Tribal, and Local Program Development; and Wetland Community Leader.

Program co-sponsors -- the Environmental Law Institute, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S.D.A. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the US Army Corps of Engineers -- believe that rewarding these efforts helps ensure that future generations will have quality wetlands, biological diversity, and clean water.

To download the nomination form, please visit http://www.eli.org/nwa/nwaprogram.htm . For more information or questions about the National Wetlands Awards Program, please e-mail [email protected], or contact Erica Pencak at 202-939-3822.

Source: Clean Water Network


10) 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 DECEMBER 15, 2003.

Individual NPDES Permits
Proposed Terminations
Applicant name Saddles Steakhouse
Permit number TN0074845 Permit Writer HVA EAC Memphis
Major discharger No
Location 3165 Forest Hill Irene Road
County Shelby
City Memphis
Zip 38125
Description of activity Grease trap, septic tank, anaerobic holding tank, sand bed and chlorination
Effluent description treated domestic wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream unnamed tributary at mile 2.6 to Nonconnah Creek at mile 19.7
Facility latitude 35.067500 Facility longitude -89.761111

Applicant name Hanafee Bros. Sawmill Co., Inc.
Permit number TN0074471 Permit Writer ELS EAC Jackson
Major discharger No
Location 520 East Harper St
County Obion
City Troy
Zip 38260
Description of activity Timber Products Processing
Effluent description log spraying wastewater through Outfall 001
Receiving stream Troy Creek at mile 6.2 to Davidson Creek at mile 2.9
Facility latitude 36.338333 Facility longitude -89.163056

Applicant name Storey Sawmill & Lumber Co., Inc.
Permit number TN0073326 Permit Writer ELS EAC Jackson
Major discharger No
Location 306 Bright Street
County Obion
City Troy
Zip 38260
Description of activity Logging
Effluent description log spraying wastewater
Receiving stream Troy Creek at mile 6.2, Davisoon Creek at mile 2.9 and Obion River 68.9
Facility latitude 36.340833 Facility longitude -89.161944

Applicant name Nova School
Permit number TN0023264 Permit Writer HVA EAC Jackson
Major discharger No
Location 248 Bedford White Road
County Madison
City Jackson
Zip 38305
Description of activity Extended aeration
Effluent description treated domestic wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream unnamed tributary at mile 0.5 to Johnson Creek at mile 4.4
Facility latitude 35.685833 Facility longitude -88.755555

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


11) 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 DECEMBER 8, 2003

Individual NPDES Permits
Coal Proposed Issuance
Applicant: R&R Construction, Inc.
Facility: Jakes Creek Mine 1
NPDES Permit Number: TN0079189
County: Grundy
Street Address: Chiggertown Loope at State Route 108
City: Palmer
Zip: 37365
Description of Activity: Underground coal mine with onsite preparation plant
Receiving Stream: Jakes Creek
Effluent Description: Treated wastewater and storm water
Permit Writer: JCP

Coal Proposed Modification
Applicant: Mountainside Coal Company
Facility: Cooper Ridge Area 3
NPDES Permit Number: TN0076406
County: Claiborne
Street Address: 7692 South Highway 25W
City: Williamsburg, KY
Zip: 40769
Description of Activity: Surface and underground coal mine
Receiving Stream: Straight Creek
Effluent Description: Treated wastewater and storm water
Comment: Modification includes the inclusion of an underground mine and one outfall.
Permit Writer: MRR

Coal Proposed Termination
Applicant: Tennessee Consolidated Coal Company
Facility: Mine 26
NPDES Permit Number: TN0063410
County: Marion
Street Address: 1000 Pocket Road
City: Whitwell
Zip: 37397
Description of Activity: Reclaimed coal mine with phase III bond release from OSM
Receiving Stream: Griffith Creek
Effluent Description: Treated wastewater and storm water (reclaimed)
Permit Writer: JPJ

Coal Proposed Transfer of Ownerships
Applicant: Tennessee Mining, Inc. (formerly permitted by Kyten Energy Corporation)
Facility: Gum Branch Slurry Impoundment
NPDES Permit Number: TN0049964
County: Anderson
Street Address: Highway 116
City: Devonia
Zip: 37710
Description of Activity: Coal processing plant and slurry impoundment
Receiving Stream: New River
Effluent Description: Treated wastewater and storm water
Permit Writer: MRR

Applicant: Tennessee Mining, Inc. (formerly permitted by Kyten Energy Corporation)
Facility: Kyten Mine 1
NPDES Permit Number: TN0071226
County: Anderson
Street Address: Off Highway 116
City: Devonia
Zip: 37710
Description of Activity: Underground coal mine
Receiving Stream: Wolfpen Branch, Mill Creek
Effluent Description: Treated wastewater and storm water
Permit Writer: MRR

Applicant: Tennessee Mining, Inc. (formerly permitted by Kyten Energy Corporation)
Facility: Kyten Tipple
NPDES Permit Number: TN0043222
County: Anderson
Street Address: Off Highway 116
City: Devonia
Zip: 37710
Description of Activity: Coal tipple facility
Receiving Stream: New River
Effluent Description: Treated wastewater and storm water
Permit Writer: MRR

Applicant: Tennessee Mining, Inc. (formerly permitted by Kyten Energy Corporation)
Facility: Sandy Gap Preparation Plant
NPDES Permit Number: TN0050229
County: Scott
Street Address: Off Highway 116
City: Devonia
Zip: 37710
Description of Activity: Coal processing plant and associated areas
Receiving Stream: Mill Creek
Effluent Description: Treated wastewater and storm water
Permit Writer: MRR

Non-Coal Proposed Modification
Applicant: Greenback Crushed Stone, Inc.
Facility: Greenback Quarry
NPDES Permit Number: TN0066397
County: Loudon
Street Address: Meadow Road
City: Greenback
Zip: 37742
Description of Activity: Limestone quarry and processing with cold mix asphalt stockpiles
Receiving Stream: Sinking Creek
Effluent Description: Treated wastewater and storm water
Permit Writer: JPJ

Non-Coal Proposed Reissuances
Applicant: American Sand Supply
Facility: 50 Acre Tract
NPDES Permit Number: TN0066231
County: Putnam
Street Address: Rocky Point Road, off U.S. Highway 70
City: Monterey
Zip: 38574
Description of Activity: Construction sand and gravel mining
Receiving Stream: Falling Water River
Effluent Description: Treated wastewater and storm water
Permit Writer: CTH

Applicant: Moltan Company
Facility: Mine 4
NPDES Permit Number: TN0072117
County: Hardeman
Street Address: Highway 125 South
City: Middleton
Zip: 38052
Description of Activity: Inactive clay mine in reclamation status
Receiving Stream: Unnamed tributary of Colonel Fork Creek
Effluent Description: Treated wastewater and storm water
Permit Writer: JPJ

Applicant: TVM/TSW, LLC
Facility: Lambert Quarry
NPDES Permit Number: TN0072061
County: Blount
Street Address: Dunlap Hollow Road
City: Friendsville
Zip: 37737
Description of Activity: Marble quarry and processing
Receiving Stream: Unnamed tributary of Gallagher Creek
Effluent Description: Treated wastewater and storm water
Permit Writer: CTH

Applicant: Williamson County Highway Department
Facility: Williamson County Globe Plant
NPDES Permit Number: TN0068861
County: Williamson
Street Address: 1556 Columbia Avenut
City: Franklin
Zip: 37064
Description of Activity: Limestone quarry and processing
Receiving Stream: Unnamed tributary of the Harpeth River
Effluent Description: Treated wastewater and storm water
Permit Writer: GWM

Non-Coal Proposed Termination
Applicant: Mountain City Stone, Inc.
Facility: Granite Quarry Site
NPDES Permit Number: TN0071463
County: Johnson
Street Address: 1024 South Shady Street
City: Mountain City
Zip: 37683
Description of Activity: Inaactive granite quarry
Receiving Stream: Goose Creek
Effluent Description: Treated wastewater and storm water (no discharge from site)
Comment: Site never fully developed nor any quarry activity
Permit Writer: JPJ

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


12) 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]
November 7, 2003
NRS03.055
Alcoa Power Generating Inc., proposed re-licensing of Alcoa Power Generating Incorporated's Topoco Project by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Little Tennessee River, Blount County Tennessee

NRS03.233
Robert A. Burleson, proposed removal of 100 linear feet of tile from an unnamed tributary, place 100 linear feet of linear wetland in 15-inch tile, place 60 linear feet of linear wetland in a 4-inch tile and place 72 linear feet in a 4-inch tile, Buck Creek, Carter County, Tennessee

NRS03.289
US Army Corps of Engineers, proposed channel modifications for flood control, Beaver Creek, Sullivan County, Tennessee

NRS03.340
Jack W. Hobbs, proposed channel relocation to control erosion, Big Richland Creek, Humphreys County, Tennessee
Source: http://www.tennessee.gov/environment/wpc/wpcppo/arap/

13) 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.
03-78- Expires 11/27/2003, Chuck Cowden, Proposed Suction Dredging for Community Dock at Spencer Creek Mile 1.5, Right Bank, Cumberland River Mile 236.5, Left Bank, Old Hickory Lake, Wilson County, TN
03-88- Expires 12/6/2003, U.S. Fence, Inc., Proposed Fill and Encapsulation of an Unnamed Tributary to Whitehorn Creek, Hawkins County, Tennessee
03-76 - Expires 11/30/2003, The Point Development Group, Proposed Commercial Marina (Phase II), Modified Harbor Limits, No-Wake Buoys, Channel Excavation, Courtesy Slips, Beach, Boat Ramp and Gravel Parking Lot Fill at Dandridge Point Marina, French Broad River Mile 45.3L, former Dandridge Dock site, Douglas Lake, Jefferson County, Tennessee
03-85 - Expires 11/29/2003, Carter Timber and Land Development, Inc., Proposed Riprap Bank Stabilization, Tennessee River at Mile 191.5, Left Bank, Kentucky Lake, Hardin County, Tennessee.
03-86 - Expires 11/27/2003, Harbor Crest Homeowners Association, Inc., Proposed Community Dock, Excavation, and Bank Stabilization, Mile 38.0 Right Bank, French Broad River, Douglas Lake, Jefferson County, Tennessee
03-84 - Expires 11/22/2003, Interstate Development Company, Proposed Adjacent Wetland Fill and Stream Fill of an Unnamed Tributary of Whitetop Creek Mile 0.5, Right Bank, Beaver Creek Mile 5.2, Left Bank, Sullivan County, Tennessee
03-83 - Expires 11/27/2003, Beals Landing Homeowners Association, Proposed Bank Stabilization, Tennessee River Mile 605.5R, Fort Loudoun Lake, Loudon County, Tennessee
03-79 - Expires 11/20/2003, Knox County Department of Engineering, Proposed Wetland Fill and Meadow Creek Channel Relocations Associated with Ball Camp Pike Improvements, Meadow Creek, Knox County, Tennessee
03-82 - Expires 11/20/2003, City of Hartselle, Proposed 150' Pipe Culvert Placement, Unnamed Tributary Mile 1.2 Opposite Village Branch, Opposite Tennessee River Mile 310.0L, Morgan County, Alabama.
Source: http://www.orn.usace.army.mil/cof/notices.htm

14) Show Your Commitment to Protecting and Restoring Tennessee's Watersheds...Join TCWN Today!
We are pleased to announce that TCWN has received a challenge grant from the McKnight Foundation for the implementation of our Statewide Enforcement Campaign. The campaign is designed to provide citizens with knowledge about critical enforcement issues and address chronic violators of state and federal water regulations. McKnight has pledged to match dollar-for-dollar funding raised from current members that increase the amount of their last donation, as well as funds raised from new memberships.

We would like to thank our members that made contributions in response to our latest appeal letter announcing the McKnight challenge grant. Your generosity enables us to advocate with great strength on behalf of our watersheds.

Please consider joining TCWN or increasing your donation above previous gifts, by doing so your dollars will go twice as far. Thank you for your commitment to protect, restore, and enhance Tennessee's waters.

You may mail contributions to TCWN at P.O. Box 1521, Knoxville, TN 37901 or through our website - www.tcwn.org