April 4, 2003

1) TCWN WORKING FOR YOU! Water Quality Standards Update
2) ACTION ALERT: Help Fight Toxic Pollution in Tennessee
3) ACTION ALERT: Threats to the Clean Water Act
4) PUBLIC PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITY: Hearings to Discuss Well Construction Rules
5) EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: AmeriCorps in Knoxville Announces Openings
6) NEWS: April is Stormwater Month!
7) NEWS: Critical Habitat Proposed for Eleven Mussel Species
8) NEWS: Volunteer Citizen Monitoring Underway
9) NEWS: Senators Spearhead Effort to Boost Funding for Water and Sewer Infrastructure Upgrades
10) NEWS: Environmental Assessments Available for TVA Projects
11) RESOURCE: EPA Smart Growth Grants
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
TCWN wishes to thank all of the organizations that have attended the 13 public hearings held across the state from Memphis to Elizabethton, Tennessee. The strong turnout from the public indicated there is interest in these rules from a large cross-section of the public. Specifically, we would like to thank the following organizations:
Friends of Harris Creek, Sierra Club (Memphis Chapter), Wolf River Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund Southeastern Streams and Rivers Project, Tennessee Environmental Council, Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association, Sierra Club (Nashville Chapter), Tennessee Conservation Voters, Red River Watershed Association, Tennessee Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, Harpeth River Watershed Association, Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning, Boone Lake Association, Kingsport Citizens for a Clean Environment, Cherokee Forest Voices, Sierra Club (Tri-Cities area), Nolichucky Watershed Alliance, Boone Watershed Partnership, League of Women Voters, Save Our Cumberland Mountains, Tennessee Conservations League, and a few others that we probably forgot to name! And lastly, the Tennessee Clean Water Network was proud to have attended 11 of the 13 hearings across the state, meeting with many of you on the way.
While we demonstrated strong support for the new antidegradation rules and for protecting higher quality waters, our work isn't finished. We will need ALL of you to work with us in the coming six weeks to ensure that industry doesn't overturn all of our hard work. The Water Quality Control Board must adopt these proposed rules for them to become official. We have already seen some strong indications from industry (a coalition of the Tennessee Roadbuilders Association, Tennessee Paper Council, and the former Tennessee Association for Business) that they are going to fight some of the better parts of these rules to protect higher quality waters.
We need EVERYONE to work together with us to send a STRONG MESSAGE to the Water Quality Control Board (WQCB) that the proposed antidegradation rules are not only good policy and good government but they are legally required as part of the Clean Water Act implementation.
PLEASE HELP as we have only begun the effort to protect Tennessee's higher quality waters.
2) ACTION ALERT: Help Fight Toxic Pollution in Tennessee
Tennessee polluters spewed over 200 million pounds of toxic chemicals into our environment during 2000, more than any other state in the country. Birth defects, learning disabilities, reproductive damage and respiratory problems are just some of the health problems associated
with many of these chemicals. At the same time, diseases like asthma, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and learning disabilities continue to rise at an exponential rate and, so far, we've been left with no clear idea why.

Incredibly, there is no nationwide system currently in place to track the occurrence of these diseases and help uncover any links between the diseases and toxic chemical releases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is creating a nationwide health tracking network that
will begin to establish these important cause and effect links, but unstable funding threatens to undermine the project.

You can help by contacting Senator Frist and Senator Alexander to support increased funding for the establishment of a Nationwide Health Tracking Network. Follow the link below to go to a web page where you can send a letter today.

http://www.pirg.org/alerts/route.asp?id=430&id4=ES

Source: U.S. PIRG

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

PUBLIC COMMENT DEADLINE APRIL 16. 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

Source: RiverInfo - a River Network listserve

4) PUBLIC PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITY: Hearings to Discuss Well Construction Rules
There will be hearings before the Department of Environment and Conservation to consider the promulgation of amendments of rules pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 69-11-101 et seq. To be discussed: Proposed rule changes regarding licensing and construction standards for drillers of monitor, water and geothermal wells and installers of pumps and water treatment in water wells. The hearings will be held on the following dates:

April 22, 2003 at 1:00 pm
Conference Room A, Jackson Environmental Assistance Center, 362 Carriage Drive, Jackson TN 38305

April 24, 2003 at 10:00 am
Main Auditorium at the Fleming Environmental Training Center, 2022 Blanton Drive, Murfreesboro TN

April 29, 2003 at 1:00 pm
West Conference Room, Knoxville Environmental Assistance Center, 2700 Middlebrook Pike, Suite 220, Knoxville TN 37921

The proposed rules may be accessed at http://www.state.tn.us/environment/dws/

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

5) EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: AmeriCorps in Knoxville Announces Openings
CAC AmeriCorps, Knoxville's Environmental Service Corps, is currently accepting applications for 21, 1-year, full-time service positions that begin in August 2003. We are looking for people who are passionate about the environment (clean water in particular), like working with kids, love being outside, are hardworking and enjoy working as part of a team.

These positions focus on water quality, solid waste, environmental education, senior citizen safety or community food security in the Knoxville area. AmeriCorps members receive a small monthly stipend ($790/month before taxes), $4,725 education award, health insurance and loan deferment. Training is provided. Interested people can apply online at www.americorps.org (click on "How Do I Join" and follow directions).

Source: Email from Liz Bouldin, CAC AmeriCorps, Knoxville

6) NEWS: April is Stormwater Month!
Spring is a great time to focus on stormwater pollution (April showers...). This year it is even more appropriate as Phase II of the NPDES stormwater regulations comes into effect. These regulations place new requirements on approximately 5,000 smaller cities and towns and as
many as 200,000 construction sites (1 to 5 acres) nationwide.

In order to help states and communities implement these new requirements, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a CD-based outreach kit as part of the ongoing celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act. The materials will help
communities reach out to a wide variety of audiences, including homeowners, construction site operators, and businesses. Local officials can use the CD to customize these materials with their
agency's name, address, and phone number so citizens will know where to turn for more information.

The complete Stormwater Month collection of materials is available at www.epa.gov/npdes/stormwatermonth. You can also order the CD, which includes all the files you'll need to customize these publications, as well as a complete reference library for the NPDES stormwater program, including regulations, guidance documents, and more. Finally, hard copies of individual products may be requested in limited quantities.
Contact Nikos Singelis at [email protected]

Source: Water Quality Forum

7) NEWS: Critical Habitat Proposed for Eleven Mussel Species
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed to protect the habitat of eleven endangered and threatened mussel species found in the Mobile River Basin of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee, in response to a court order in a lawsuit filed by Southern Appalachian Biodiversity Project. The proposal calls for 1093 miles of streams to be protected from human encroachment. Along with the proposal, the Fish and Wildlife Service is asking for public comments by June 4, 2003, and hearing requests by May 12.

Of the eleven species, eight are endangered (Coosa moccasinshell, ovate clubshell, southern clubshell, dark pigtoe, southern pigtoe, triangular kidneyshell, southern acornshell, and upland combshell) and three are considered threatened (finelined pocketbook, orangenacre mucket, and Alabama moccasinshell). All of these species occupy high-quality freshwater streams, and are imperiled by water quality problems associated with impacts from dams, dredging, mining, and
industrial and residential development.

The eleven species were listed under the Endangered Species Act in 1993. However, maintaining an unwritten policy, Fish and Wildlife Service intentionally ignored a legal mandate to protect the critical habitat of the elktoe. Southern Appalachian Biodiversity Project filed suit to remedy this omission for these mussels species, as well as five other mussels and two plants, on October 12, 2000. In December of 2001, the U.S. District Court in Greeneville, TN ordered Fish and Wildlife Service to propose critical habitat for these eleven species by March 17, 2003, and finalize the designation one year later.

Like other freshwater mussels, the eleven species considered by FWS feed by filtering food particles from the water column, such as diatoms, phytoplankton and zooplankton. Being so
dependent on water quality, the mussels have been severely reduced by siltation and pollution caused by modern development. Critical habitat protection will prevent any Federally-linked actions from adversely modifying the habitat. When combined with other ESA requirements on
public and private lands, this additional layer is designed to boost a species' chances of recovery.

However, the proposal is not perfect. According to Kieran Suckling of the Center for Biological Diversity, "the threatened species will gain more critical habitat than the endangered
ones. This is due to Interior Sec. Gale Norton's direction to FWS to limit critical habitat in unoccupied areas. Since endangered species almost always have fewer populations than threatened species, the Norton direction ensures that endangered species get less habitat protection. This turns the intent of the ESA on its head."

But the proposal does offer hope. "When this proposal is finalized, we will soon see improvements in water quality throughout the Southeast" said SABP Campaign Coordinator Marty Bergoffen. "Let's hope the Fish and Wildlife Service meets their March 17, 2004 deadline to finalize the proposal. In any event, SABP will continue to use critical habitat as a tool for the conservation of biological diversity."

For further information, contact Marty Bergoffen at SABP, 828-258-2667, [email protected]

Source: Tennessee Environmental News

8) NEWS: Volunteer Citizen Monitoring Underway
The SAMAB Foundation's Appalachian Environmental Monitoring Program is in full swing in its second year. The program trains and assists citizen scientists to collect information about ecological health that is useful to their communities' planning and stewardship activities. The data also contribute to a "picture" of regional ecological health and will help with setting and prioritizing management needs. This year's activities continue the program's initial focus on watershed health and invasive species. Development of forest health monitoring activities is underway.
Through partnerships developed and fostered by this program, watershed monitoring is occurring on the Holston (VA), Watauga (NC), Nolichucky (TN), Little Tennessee (NC and GA), and Coosawatee (GA) Rivers. Training workshops for invasive species monitoring have been held in Hot Springs and Franklin, NC; Pittman Center, Morristown, Erwin, Chattanooga, and Sevierville, TN; and Damascus, VA. Monitoring is underway at each location. Additional outreach activities have been conducted in several high schools and colleges, with training and outreach activities involving upward of 300 people.
Cooperators and volunteers include hiking clubs, watershed alliances, land trusts, community governments, conservation organizations, resource managers from federal agencies, state organizations, exotic pest plant councils, and citizens with no affiliation at all. SAIN and SAMAB are cooperating to make the mapped monitoring data available via the Web. See http://sain.nbii.gov/maps.shtml (and scroll to SAMAB Citizen Monitoring Programs) for maps of initial invasive species and watershed health data from some of the monitoring activities. The program is funded by the National Forest Foundation, Appalachian Trail Park Office, and matching funds from TVA, University of Tennessee, and other private sources.
Source: SAMAB News Briefs
9) NEWS: Senators Spearhead Effort to Boost Funding for Water and Sewer Infrastructure Upgrades
Senators Paul S. Sarbanes (D-MD), James Jeffords (I-VT), Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD), and Bob Graham (D-FL) are planning to spearhead an amendment to the Senate budget resolution for fiscal year 2004 to significantly boost funding for the Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRF). The funding will help states and local communities meet water quality standards, improve sewage treatment plants, and restore the health and safety of our nation's waterways.
In a letter to their colleagues the Senators wrote, "Despite important progress over the last three decades, the Environmental Protection Agency reports that more than 40% of our nation's lakes, rivers, and streams are still too impaired for fishing or swimming. Discharges from aging failing sewage systems, urban storm water and other sources continue to pose serious threats to our nation's waters, endangering not only public health, but also fishing and recreation industries."
The four Senators are seeking to increase the federal funding in this program from $2.19 billion to $5.2 billion to "share in the burden of maintaining and improving the nation's water infrastructure."
"This is not only good environmental policy, it is good economic policy. Each billion dollars invested in water infrastructure creates an estimated 40,000 jobs," the Senators concluded.
Source: RiverInfo - a River Network listserve

10) NEWS: Environmental Assessments Available for TVA Projects
An EA and FONSI was completed on the issuance of water use facilities on the French Broad and Holston Rivers in Knox, Sevier, and Grainger Counties, Tennessee. Copy available from [email protected]

The Rarity Pointe Draft EIS is available for viewing at http://www.tva.gov/environment/reports/tellico2/index.htm. The proposal involves alternatives for responding to a request for sale of TVA property to support a commercial recreation and residential development on Tellico Reservoir, Loudon County, Tennessee.

TVA decided to withdraw its draft environmental assessment for a coal lease at Braden Mountain, Scott and Campbell Counties, Tennessee and instead to proceed with an EIS for management of its Koppers Coal Reserve. Information available from [email protected]

Source: SAMAB News Briefs

11) RESOURCE: EPA Smart Growth Grants
EPA is seeking proposals from eligible organizations to provide assistance to localities and municipalities interested in addressing three important obstacles to smart growth development: 1) regulatory barriers, 2) development approval processes, and 3) development design review.

EPA expects to have approximately $200K available for proposals under this request for initial proposals for this funding cycle; this is subject to availability of funding within the agency's final FY 2003 budget.

Deadline for proposals: April 29th, 2003

For additional information, visit http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/grants2003.htm

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 APRIL 28, 2003.

Individual NPDES Permits

Proposed Modifications
Applicant name Oak Ridge STP
Permit number TN0024155 Permit Writer SEF EAC Knoxville
Major discharger Yes
Location 200 Monterey Road
County Anderson
City Oak Ridge
Zip 37831
Description of activity Treatment of municipal sewage
Effluent description treated municipal wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream East Fork Poplar Creek at mile 8.3
Facility latitude 35.991111 Facility longitude -84.318888

Proposed New Issuances
Applicant name City of Crossville - Meadow Park WTP
Permit number TN0077909 Permit Writer PRM EAC Cookeville
Major discharger No
Location 963 City Lake Road
County Cumberland
City Crossville
Zip
Description of activity filter backwash and/or sedimentation basin washwater from water treatment
Effluent description filter backwash from Outfall 001
Receiving stream Meadow Creek
Facility latitude Facility longitude

Proposed Reissuances
Applicant name Collierville Northwest STP
Permit number TN0074543 Permit Writer SEF EAC Memphis
Major discharger Yes
Location 1500 Wolf River Boulevard
County Shelby
City Collierville
Zip 38017
Description of activity Treatment of municipal sewage
Effluent description Treated municipal wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream Wolf River Mile 25.3
Facility latitude 35.101667 Facility longitude -89.714722
Applicant name Northwest TN Headstart Center
Permit number TN0065293 Permit Writer HVA EAC Memphis
Major discharger No
Location 100 Thompson Drive
County Fayette
City Moscow
Zip 38057
Description of activity lagoon system (exempt from 503)
Effluent description treated domestic wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream unnamed tributary at mile 0.4 to North Fork Wolf River at mile 2.6
Facility latitude 35.088888 Facility longitude -89.390277
Applicant name Chapel Hill WWTP
Permit number TN0064670 Permit Writer PRM EAC Columbia
Major discharger No
Location Highway 99
County Marshall
City Chapel Hill
Zip 37034
Description of activity Treatment of municipal sewage
Effluent description treated municipal wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream Duck River
Facility latitude Facility longitude
Applicant name Camden WWTP
Permit number TN0064611 Permit Writer PRM EAC Jackson
Major discharger No
Location Hildon King Road
County Benton
City Camden
Zip 38320
Description of activity Treatment of municipal sewage
Effluent description treated municipal wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream Cypress Creek at mile 12.8
Facility latitude Facility longitude
Applicant name Collierville STP
Permit number TN0057461 Permit Writer SEF EAC Memphis
Major discharger Yes
Location
County Shelby
City Collierville
Zip 38017
Description of activity Treatment of municipal sewage
Effluent description treated municipal wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream Wolf River at mile 30.9
Facility latitude 35.084166 Facility longitude -89.661666
Applicant name Horse Creek Village S/D
Permit number TN0057118 Permit Writer HVA EAC Johnson City
Major discharger No
Location Church Hill Drive
County Sullivan
City Kingsport
Zip 37664
Description of activity Activated sludge
Effluent description treated domestic wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream unnamed tributary at mile 0.1 which enters Horse Creek at mile 9.0
Facility latitude 36.458950 Facility longitude -82.611669
Applicant name Dogwood Village-Arlington
Permit number TN0055069 Permit Writer HVA EAC Memphis
Major discharger No
Location 2921 Bekemeyer Road
County Shelby
City Eads
Zip 38028
Description of activity Activated sludge
Effluent description treated domestic wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream Mile 0.6 of an unnamed tributary to Gray's Creek at mile 8.1
Facility latitude 35.208333 Facility longitude -89.777777
Applicant name Pin Oak School
Permit number TN0055000 Permit Writer HVA EAC Jackson
Major discharger No
Location Highway 412 East, Lexington
County Henderson
City Lexington
Zip 38351
Description of activity lagoon system (exempt from 503)
Effluent description treated domestic wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream Mile 0.1 of an unnamed tributary to mile 1.4 of another unnamed tributary to
mile 0.3 of Browns Creek
Facility latitude 35.635833 Facility longitude -88.276944
Applicant name South Haven School
Permit number TN0054984 Permit Writer HVA EAC Jackson
Major discharger No
Location Highway 22A
County Henderson
City Lexington
Zip 38351
Description of activity Lagoon
Effluent description treated domestic wastewater from outfall 001
Receiving stream An unnamed tributary at mile 1.3 which enters Wolf Creek at mile 4.7
Facility latitude 35.585277 Facility longitude -88.462555
Applicant name Scotts Hill School
Permit number TN0054976 Permit Writer HVA EAC Jackson
Major discharger No
Location Highway 114 South, Scotts Hill
County Henderson
City Scotts Hill
Zip 38374
Description of activity Extended aeration
Effluent description treated domestic wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream East Prong of Dooe Creek at mile 7.7
Facility latitude 35.513333 Facility longitude -88.244722
Applicant name Oak Ridge - Clinch River Industrial Park STP
Permit number TN0024171 Permit Writer SEF EAC Knoxville
Major discharger No
Location Bear Creek Road
County Roane
City Oak Ridge
Zip 37830
Description of activity Treatment of domestic sewage
Effluent description treated domestic wastewater
Receiving stream Clinch River Mile 14.5
Facility latitude 35.908333 Facility longitude -84.386944

NPDES Permit for Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer
System

Proposed Reissuances
Applicant name City of Memphis Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System
Permit number TNS068276 Permit Writer MTS EAC Memphis
Major discharger Yes
Location 125 North Main Street
County Shelby
City Memphis
Zip 38103
Description of activity municipal separate storm sewer system
Effluent description municipal storm water
Receiving stream Various named and unnamed tributaries to the Mississippi River and to the
Mississippi River
Facility latitude 35.148333 Facility longitude -90.051111
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 MAY 7, 2003

Non-Coal Proposed Reissuances
Memphis Stone and Gravel Company, P. O. Box 1683, Memphis, TN 38101. North Plant Area 4, NPDES Permit TN0066354. This existing sand and gravel mine, located at latitude 35_20'43., longitude 89_42'46., discharges treated wastewater and storm water into West Beaver Creek in Shelby County. All mining activity has concluded and the facility is in reclamation status. The operator has requested renewal based on currently "Approved" plans for wastewater treatment and drainage control.

Rogers Group, Inc., P. O. Box 25250, Nashville, TN 37202-5250, Hillsboro Quarry, NPDES Permit TN0065986. This existing limestone quarry and processing facility with an asphalt concrete plant, located at latitude 35_25_40_, longitude 85_55_45_, discharges treated wastewater and storm water to Stillhouse Hollow, a tributary of Beans Creek in Coffee County.

Non-Coal Proposed Transfer
Frogge & Williams Stone LLC., 520 Maryville Pike, P. O. Box 1111, Knoxville, TN 37901-1111. This existing limestone quarry, processing facility, and asphalt plant, located at latitude 36_31'03., longitude 84_57'23., discharges treated wastewater and storm water into an unnamed tributary of the Wolf River in Fentress County. The quarry and rolling assets have been sold to D & B Acquisitions, LLC. The quarry and selling of stone will be under the new name, Frogge & Williams Stone, LLC. The permit was formerly held by Frogge & Williams, Inc.

Coal Proposed Issuance
Robert Clear Coal Corporation, P. O. Box 352, LaFollette, TN 37766. Area 9, NPDES Permit TN0076376, SMCRA Permit 3116. This proposed coal surface mine, located at latitude 36_30_02., longitude 84_16'41., discharges treated wastewater and storm water to Dan Branch tributary, Lick Fork tributaries, Botts Hollow tributary, Capuchin Creek, Drew Branch, Granny Barnes Branch, Incline Hollow, Jeffers Hollow, Jeffers Hollow tributary, Little Elk Creek, and Little Elk Creek tributary in Campbell and Scott Counties.

Coal Proposed Reissuance
Skyline Coal Company, HCR 65, Box 361, Dunlap, TN 37327. Big Brush Creek Mine, Areas 1 and 2, NPDES Permit TN0054141, SMCRA Permits 2846 and 2959. These reclaimed and active coal mines, located at latitude 35_34'00., longitude 85_25'30., discharge treated wastewater and storm water to Big Brush Creek and Glady Fork in Sequatchie and Van Buren Counties.

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

14) PUBLIC NOTICE: Aquatic Resource Alteration Permit (ARAP) Notices
Appolo Fuels Inc., Jellico Strip Mine - OSM permit number 3112. This public notice covers two Aquatic Resource Alteration Permits for the Jellico Strip Mine. Written comments will be received through April 18, 2003.
Robert Clear Coal Corporation - OSM permit number 3116. This public notice covers Aquatic Resource Alteration Permits for the proposed Robert Clear Mine AREA #9 surface mine. Written comments will be received through April 17, 2003.
To view copies of these public notices, visit http://www.state.tn.us/environment/wpc/wpcppo/mining/

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]
March 28, 2003
NRS02-166 Town of Jonesborough, two crossings for gravity sewer line, Unnamed Tributary to Little Limestone Creek, Washington County
March 21, 2003
NRS02.136 Mr. Charles Crews, proposed earthen dam and 70 acre impoundment, Inman Branch, near Fairview in Williamson County
NRS03.009 Town of Jonesborough, multiple crossings for gravity sewer line, Little Limestone Creek and unnamed tributary to Little Limestone Creek, Washington County
NRS03.053 Middle Tennessee Natural Gas Utility District, multiple crossings with natural gas pipeline, East Fork Stones River and tributaries and several other named and unnamed tributaries and wetlands along the pipeline alignment. The project is located in Cannon, DeKalb, and Warren Counties.
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.

03-28 - Expires 4/29/2003, Russell A. Goodwin, Goodmar, Inc., Proposed Riprap Breakwater Extension at Harbor Hill Marina, Tennessee River Mile 44.7L, Kentucky Lake, Calloway County, TN

03-25 - Expires 4/19/2003, Edgar L. Stinnett, Proposed and Existing Wetland Fill, Banyon Creek Mile 35, Opposite Brier Fork of the Flint River Mile at Mile 12.1R, Madison County, AL

03-24 - Expires 4/21/2003, City of Huntsville, Proposed Discharge of Fill Material Associated with Pipe Culvert Placement, Unnamed Tributary to Aldridge Creek Mile 4.2L, Opposite Tennessee River Mile 333.5R, Madison County, AL

03-23 - Expires 4/19/2003, City of Harriman, Proposed Channel Fill and Adjacent Wetland Fill, Unnamed Tributaries to King Creek Opposite Clinch River Mile 2.7R, Roane County, TN

03-02 - Expires 4/18/2003, Alabama Department of Transportation, Proposed Wetland Fill and Proposed Advanced Compensatory Wetland Mitigation, Wetlands Adjacent to McDonald Creek Mile 1.2 Opposite Tennessee River Mile 321.0R, Mitigation Site Located Adjacent to Tennessee River Mile 327.4R, Madison County, AL

03-20 - Expires 4/10/2003, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Proposed Discharge of Fill Material to Facilitate the Proposed Modifications to a Segment of US Highway 119, Unnamed Tributaries to the Poor Fork Cumberland River Between Miles 40.5 and 42.0L, Letcher County, KY

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

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