January 9, 2004 #66

1) ACTION ALERT: Save the Endangered Species Act
2) ACTION ALERT: Tell EPA to Keep Inadequately Treated Sewage Out of Our Waters
3) ACTION ALERT: Help Protect Elk River
4) NEWS: Bush Administration Proposes Rewriting of Stream Protection Rule In Favor of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
5) NEWS: Farmed Salmon Loaded with Chemicals, Study Confirms
6) CONFERENCE: EPA Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program Symposium May 3-7, 2004
7) RESOURCE: Fact Sheet on Efforts to Dismantle the Clean Water Act
8) PUBLIC NOTICE: NPDES Permits
9) PUBLIC NOTICE: TDEC Mining Section NPDES Permits
10) PUBLIC NOTICE: TDEC Mining Section ARAP Notices
11) PUBLIC NOTICE: Aquatic Resource Alteration Permit (ARAP) Notices
12) PUBLIC NOTICE: US Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Permit Notices
13) PUBLIC NOTICE: US Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District Permit Notices
14) Show Your Commitment to Protecting and Restoring Tennessee's Watersheds...Join TCWN Today!


1) ACTION ALERT: Save the Endangered Species Act
December 2003 marks the 30th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act - a symbol of our country's commitment to our natural heritage. Sadly, it's quickly becoming one of our country's most endangered laws. Act today and tell the Bush administration to protect the Endangered Species Act.

Under industry pressure, the Bush administration has been rewriting and weakening the laws that protect wildlife and their habitat. The administration now hopes to weaken the laws governing the use of pesticides that would allow companies to use dangerous chemicals without properly assessing their impact on endangered wildlife. The pesticide industry has sought this change for many years. Their goal? To eliminate wildlife impact studies in EPA decisions, allowing new chemicals to be approved without expert consideration of their effects on endangered animals. It is widely known that pesticides can kill or harm wildlife, including species on the brink of extinction.

For example, more than 54 different pesticides threaten the health of Northwest salmon and may partially account for their declining populations. Pesticides can be deadly and cause massive fish kills. In addition, the release of pesticides into our waters can cause physical deformities in salmon and weaken their ability to swim. Pesticides harm river health by destroying vegetative cover utilized by young salmon and reducing food supplies for aquatic life.

Help save the Endangered Species Act by sending a letter to key players in the Bush administration: Interior Secretary Norton, Commerce Secretary Evans, and EPA Administrator Leavitt. Tell them to withdraw the proposal that would take the experts at the Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service out of decisions over pesticide use.

To take action, visit http://amriversaction.ctsg.com/action/index.asp?step=2&item=14075

Source: American Rivers


2) ACTION ALERT: Tell the 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 February 9, 2004.

Send a message, before the February 9 comment deadline, objecting to the EPA's proposal.
To take action, visit http://www.nrdcaction.org/action/index.asp?step=2&item=10098

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council


3) ACTION ALERT: Help Protect Elk River
The Elk River is in jeopardy of having a rock quarry and asphalt plant built near it. The Lincoln County Planning Commission is considering a request to start the quarry and asphalt plant on land near Kelso. The site is 300 yards upstream of the Elk River. The rezoning application admits that waste water will run into a tributary of the Elk River. The application claims that no springs are near the land even though neighbors have pointed out several springs. If allowed to start operations, the quarry and asphalt plan will add unnatural chemicals to the air and to the Elk River. It will likely change the level of flow of the Elk River as well.

The Lincoln County Planning Commission has scheduled a public hearing to hear opposition to the request. The hearing will begin at 6:30 pm on January 13 at the Fayetteville Courthouse. A good turnout is needed!

Source: Friends of the Elk River


4) NEWS: Bush Administration Proposes Rewriting of Stream Protection Rule In Favor of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
On Wednesday, January 7, the Bush administration revealed a proposal to weaken yet another long-standing environmental safeguard on mountaintop removal coal mining in order to benefit the coal industry at the expense of coalfield communities and the environment. Published in the Federal Register, the proposal to rewrite the 20-year-old "buffer zone" rule comes just one day after the close of a public comment period on a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the environmental effects of mountaintop removal in which, among other federal actions, this rule change was suggested.

Remarkably, the Bush administration is attempting to portray this very significant change in federal law as a "clarification" in a public relations attempt to downplay its importance, according to Earthjustice. However, the proposed rewrite of the "buffer zone" rule is a dramatic departure from the existing rule's language and is inconsistent with interpretations of the rule advanced by previous administrations before federal courts.

The January 7 Federal Register contains a proposed rulemaking that would rewrite a long-standing federal regulation that prohibits coal mining activities from disturbing or destroying flowing streams, known as the "buffer zone" rule. This regulation, adopted during the Reagan administration, prevents federal and state agencies from issuing permits for coal mining activities that would disturb areas within l00 feet of streams, unless the permitting agency affirmatively confirms that the activities will not adversely affect water quality. In contrast, the proposed new rule would allow coal companies to dump their wastes directly on top of streams.

Until Wednesday, the position of the federal government, as expressed in briefs to federal courts, has been that the "buffer zone" rule does in fact protect streams from mining activities - including waste disposal - that would harm those streams. The proposal represents the first time in the 25 years since the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act was adopted in 1977 that any administration has even suggested that the law would allow coal companies to actually destroy streams by burying them with their wastes.

For additional information, including:
- 1-page side by side comparing the current rule to the new proposal
- Copies of the comments submitted on the mountaintop removal EIS
- Bush administration's proposed rule
Visit http://www.earthjustice.org/news/display.html?ID=756

Source: Earthjustice


5) NEWS: Farmed Salmon Loaded with Chemicals, Study Confirms
Farmed salmon contains far more toxic chemicals than wild salmon - high enough to suggest that fish-eaters limit how much they eat, U.S. researchers announced this week. The culprit is "salmon chow" - the feed given to the captive fish, the researchers report in this week's issue of the journal Science.

Many health experts urge people to eat fish such as salmon because it contains healthy fats, especially the omega-3 fatty acids that can lower the risk of heart disease and perhaps have other health benefits, too. But the researchers, as well as environmental groups, said the findings in Science indicate that people should choose their fish carefully. They should also demand that salmon be clearly labeled to indicate whether it is farmed or wild so they can make informed choices about which fish to eat.

The team at Indiana University, University at Albany, Cornell University, and elsewhere analyzed toxic contaminants in 700 farmed and wild salmon taken from markets in 16 cities in Europe and North America. They looked for 13 different chemicals known to build up in the flesh of fish, including polychlorinated biphenyls or PCBs, dioxins, toxaphene, dieldrin, hexachlorobenzene, lindane, heptachlor epoxide, cis-nonachlor, trans-nonachlor, gamma-chlordane, alpha-chlordane, Mirex, endrin, and DDT. Some are pesticides, others are industrial by-products, and many are known or suspected cancer-causing agents.

Farmed salmon taken from markets in Frankfurt, Edinburgh, Paris, London, Oslo, Boston, San Francisco, and Toronto had the highest levels, and the researchers said consumers should eat no more than one-half to one meal of salmon per month. A meal was eight ounces of uncooked meat. Farmed salmon from supermarkets in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Chicago, New York, and Vancouver had toxins high enough to suggest that people eat no more than two salmon meals a month, based on Environmental Protection Agency standards.

Source: Environmental News Network


6) CONFERENCE: EPA Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program Symposium May 3-7, 2004
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) Symposium 2004 will be a three and a half day symposium, jointly sponsored by EPA's Office of Research and Development, The Council of State Governments (CSG), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

This Symposium will:
Offer how advances in monitoring and assessment are targeted to meet emerging State and Tribal needs; Illustrate examples of research and technology transfer that have led to more efficient, less expensive, and more scientifically rigorous monitoring and assessment programs.

Expert managers and scientists from Federal, State, Tribal Nations and local government agencies, academia, and nonprofit organizations will contribute to Platform and Poster presentations during this Symposium. Ample opportunity will be available for those with experience in the design and implementation of Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Programs to exchange ideas during the Poster Session, discussion groups, and Workshops to be conducted during the symposium.

The symposium will be held at the Hotel Viking in Newport, Rhode Island on May 3-7, 2004.

Submission of Abstracts (Platform and Poster Presentations):
Abstracts for Platform and Poster presentations related to any of the three main themes will be accepted. All abstracts for both poster and platform presentations must be received by January 30, 2004. Details about the Submission of these Abstracts can be found on the Symposium Web
Site. Information regarding Registration, Program Agenda, and submissions of Abstracts will soon follow; and will be found on the EMAP Symposium Web site.
http://www.epa.gov/emap/html/pubs/docs/groupdocs/symposia/symp2004/

Source: EPA


7) RESOURCE: Fact Sheet on Efforts to Dismantle the Clean Water Act
The Clean Water Network has released a new fact sheet that summarizes the Bush administration's efforts to dismantle the Clean Water Act. The overview covers the individual attacks on clean water and how they add up to an all out effort to reduce protection for our nation's rivers, lakes, wetlands and coastal waters.
The fact sheet is available at http://www.cwn.org/

Source: Clean Water Network


8) 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 JANUARY 19, 2004.

Individual NPDES Permit for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations
Proposed New Issuances
Applicant name D and R Farms
Permit number TN0078166 Permit Writer JCM EAC Columbia
Major discharger No
Location Grassy Creek Road
County Wayne
City Lutts
Zip 38471
Description of activity Swine farm
Effluent description Land application of waste from swine growing operation
Receiving stream Horse Creek
Facility latitude 35.109300 Facility longitude -87.947800

Individual NPDES Permits
Proposed Modifications
Applicant name E. I. DuPont De Nemours & Co., Inc. - Old Hickory
Permit number TN0002259 Permit Writer VMJ EAC Nashville
Major discharger Yes
Location 1002 Industrial Road
County Davidson
City Old Hickory
Zip 37138
Description of activity Industrial Organic Chemicals, NEC
Effluent description treated process wastewater, treated groundwater, miscellaneous cooling and
non-process wastewaters and storm water runoff from Outfall 001 and contact cooling water from Outfall 006
Receiving stream Cumberland River (Old Hickory Lake) at mile 218.4 (Outfall 001) and
Cumberland River (Old Hickory Lake) at approximate mile 214 (Outfall 006)
Facility latitude 36.275556 Facility longitude -86.664444

Applicant name Intertrade Holdings, Inc.
Permit number TN0002411 Permit Writer VMJ EAC Chattanooga
Major discharger No
Location Highway 68
County Polk
City Copperhill
Zip 37317
Description of activity Produces fungicide and miscellaneous sulfonated organics
Effluent description treated process wastewater, treated storm water runoff and non-contact cooling water from Outfall 009 and Gypsum Pond drainage from Outfall 010
Receiving stream Ocoee River at mile 37.1 and Davis Mill Creek
Facility latitude 34.994722 Facility longitude -84.378333

Proposed Reissuances
Applicant name Powell Valley Elementary School
Permit number TN0059978 Permit Writer HVA EAC Knoxville
Major discharger No
Location 205 Powell Valley School Lane, Speedwell, TN 37870
County Claiborne
City Speedwell
Zip 37870
Description of activity Extended aeration
Effluent description treated domestic wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream Sinkhole at latitude 36 30 07 and longitude 83 47 33
Facility latitude 36.501944 Facility longitude -83.792555

Applicant name East Tennessee Technology Park - USDOE Oak Ridge Gaseous
Plant K-25 Site
Permit number TN0002950 Permit Writer VMJ EAC Knoxville
Major discharger No
Location Highway 58
County Roane
City Oak Ridge
Zip 37830
Description of activity Industrial Inorganic Chemicals, NEC
Effluent description storm water runoff, groundwater infiltration, groundwater from sumps,
non-contact cooling water and steam condensate from Outfalls 05A, 100, 120, 124, 128, 129, 130, 140, 142, 144, 146, 148, 150, 154, 156, 158, 160, 162, 168, 170, 180, 190, 195, 196, 197, 198, 200, 210, 220, 230, 240, 250, 262, 270, 280, 292, 294, 296, 297, 300, 310, 320, 322, 326, 330, 332, 334, 340, 350, 360, 362, 380, 382, 387, 390, 400, 410, 420, 430, 440, 450, 460, 470, 490, 500, 510, 520, 522, 530, 532, 540, 550, 560, 570, 580, 590, 600, 610, 620, 640, 650, 660, 670, 680, 690, 692, 694, 696, 700, 710, 720, 724, 730, 740, 750, 760, 770, 780, 800, 820, 830, 860, 870, 880, 890, 892, 897, 900, 910, 920, 929, 930, 934, 940, 950, 960, 970, 980, 990, 992 and 996
Receiving stream Poplar Creek, Clinch River and Mitchell Branch
Facility latitude 35.933333 Facility longitude -84.412500

Applicant name Buckman Laboratories Incorporated
Permit number TN0040606 Permit Writer VMJ EAC Memphis
Major discharger No
Location 1256 North McLean Blvd.
County Shelby
City Memphis
Zip 38108
Description of activity Manufacturing organic chemicals
Effluent description storm water runoff from Outfalls SW1, SW2, SW3 and SW4
Receiving stream Cypress Creek at miles 1.1 and 2.2 via city storm sewer
Facility latitude 35.175000 Facility longitude -89.991667

Applicant name Carthage STP
Permit number TN0022993 Permit Writer HVA EAC Cookeville
Major discharger No
Location 216 First Avenue West
County Smith
City Carthage
Zip 37030
Description of activity Activated sludge
Effluent description treated municipal wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream Cumberland River (Old Hickory Lake) at mile 308
Facility latitude 36.250833 Facility longitude -86.956389

Applicant name Star Point Resort
Permit number TN0026085 Permit Writer HVA EAC Cookeville
Major discharger No
Location 4490 Star Point Road, Byrdstown, TN 38549
County Pickett
City Byrdstown
Zip 38549
Description of activity Activated sludge
Effluent description treated domestic wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream Jouette Creek Embayment at mile 1.4 to Dale Hollow Lake (Obey River) at
mile 34.1
Facility latitude 36.587500 Facility longitude -85.246944

Applicant name West Knox UD- Karns Beaver Creek STP
Permit number TN0060020 Permit Writer MTS EAC Knoxville
Major discharger Yes
Location 10181 Gallows Point Drive
County Knox
City Knoxville
Zip 37950
Description of activity Treatment of municipal sewage
Effluent description treated municipal wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream Beaver Creek at mile 10.7
Facility latitude 35.964167 Facility longitude -84.146944

Applicant name White House Utility District
Permit number TN0060232 Permit Writer HVA EAC Nashville
Major discharger No
Location Tansi Shores Subdivision, Hendersonville, TN 37075
County Sumner
City Hendersonville
Zip 37075
Description of activity Extended aeration
Effluent description treated domestic wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream Cumberland River (Old Hickory Lake) at mile 230.2
Facility latitude 36.306944 Facility longitude -86.531944

Applicant name Kingswood School, Inc.
Permit number TN0061026 Permit Writer HVA EAC Knoxville
Major discharger No
Location Tate Springs, Bean Station, TN 37708
County Grainger
City Bean Station
Zip 37708
Description of activity Extended aeration
Effluent description treated domestic wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream mile 6.0 of German Creek Embayment of Cherokee Lake via a drainage ditch
Facility latitude 36.340278 Facility longitude -83.341944

Applicant name Jamestown STP
Permit number TN0062634 Permit Writer WDM EAC Cookeville
Major discharger Yes
Location 199 State Garage Street, Jamestown, TN 38556
County Fentress
City Jamestown
Zip 38556
Description of activity Treatment of municipal sewage
Effluent description treated domestic wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream Rockcastle Creek at mile 4.75
Facility latitude 36.406111 Facility longitude -84.945833

Applicant name Flying J Travel Plaza #5034
Permit number TN0064548 Permit Writer PRM EAC Knoxville
Major discharger No
Location 800 Watt Road
County Knox
City Knoxville
Zip 37922
Description of activity Groundwater remediation of historical underground storage tank leaks and spills. And Stormwater
Effluent description treated groundwater through Outfall 001 and stormwater runoff and trench
drain water through Outfall 002
Receiving stream Grable Branch at mile 0.6, to Hickory Creek at mile 1.7
Facility latitude 35.881667 Facility longitude -84.236389

Applicant name Monteagle STP, Plant #2
Permit number TN0064815 Permit Writer VMJ EAC Chattanooga
Major discharger No
Location Highway 64 West
County Grundy
City Monteagle
Zip 37356
Description of activity Treatment of domestic sewage
Effluent description treated domestic wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream unnamed tributary at mile 1.0 to Trussel Creek
Facility latitude 35.232000 Facility longitude -85.863000

Applicant name Westside School STP
Permit number TN0064939 Permit Writer HVA EAC Cookeville
Major discharger No
Location 8025 Old Highway 52, Westmoreland, TN 37186
County Macon
City Westmoreland
Zip 37186
Description of activity Septic tank, recirculating sand filter followed by ultraviolet disinfection
Effluent description treated domestic wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream mile 0.15 of a ditch to mile 6.9 of the West Fork of Long Creek
Facility latitude 36.526388 Facility longitude -86.173055

Applicant name Knoxville Travel Center
Permit number TN0065137 Permit Writer VMJ EAC Knoxville
Major discharger No
Location 615 Watts Road
County Knox
City Knoxville
Zip 37933
Description of activity Gasoline Service Stations
Effluent description industrial storm water runoff from Outfall 001
Receiving stream Grable Branch at mile 0.8
Facility latitude 35.875000 Facility longitude -84.238333

Applicant name Eastman Chemical Co. B-280 Office Complex
Permit number TN0073946 Permit Writer MTS EAC Johnson City
Major discharger No
Location Kingsport
County Sullivan
City Kingsport
Zip 37664
Description of activity Nonclassifiable Establishments
Effluent description non-process wastewater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream storm sewer to mile 3.5 of the South Fork Holston River
Facility latitude 36.533333 Facility longitude -82.561111

Proposed Terminations
Applicant name Marathon Ashland Petroleum, LLC- Knoxville LP
Permit number TN0057525 Permit Writer PRM EAC Knoxville
Major discharger No
Location 2601 Knott Road
County Knox
City Knoxville
Zip 37950
Description of activity Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals
Effluent description non-process wastewater and storm water runoff from Outfall 001
Receiving stream ditch at miles 0.6 and 0.7 to an unnamed tributary of 3rd Creek at mile 5.1
Facility latitude 35.962500 Facility longitude -84.001944

State Operation Permits
Proposed New Issuances
Applicant name Calhoun-Charleston U.D.
Permit number SOP-03027 Permit Writer HVA EAC Chattanooga
Major discharger No
Location Calhoun and Charleston
County McMinn
City Calhoun
Zip 37309
Description of activity Collection system
Effluent description No discharge allowed from this system
Receiving stream N/A
Facility latitude 35.334055 Facility longitude -84.726446

Applicant name The Salvation Army/Camp Paradise Valley WWTP
Permit number SOP-03053 Permit Writer HVA EAC Cookeville
Major discharger No
Location On northern banks of Dale Hollow Lake
County Clay
City
Zip
Description of activity Septic tank, recirculating sand filter, ultraviolet disinfection and drip irrigation
Effluent description No discharge allowed from this system
Receiving stream N/A
Facility latitude 36.622500 Facility longitude -85.339722

Applicant name Tennessee Wastewater System, Inc./Walnut Grove-Giles
Treatment Facility
Permit number SOP-03047 Permit Writer HVA EAC Columbia
Major discharger No
Location Highway 64
County Giles
City Pulaski
Zip
Description of activity Septic tanks, effluent collection system with sand filter treatment and drip irrigation
Effluent description No discharge allowed from this system
Receiving stream N/A
Facility latitude 35.170000 Facility longitude -86.978055

Applicant name Wilson Onsite Systems, LLC - Wahlstrom Kennels
Permit number SOP-03040 Permit Writer HVA EAC Nashville
Major discharger No
Location Mount Juliet
County Wilson
City Mt. Juliet
Zip
Description of activity Septic tank, AdvanTex filter and drip irrigation
Effluent description No discharge allowed from this system
Receiving stream N/A
Facility latitude 36.189722 Facility longitude -86.553056

Proposed Terminations
Applicant name Kellogg Company
Permit number SOP-99019 Permit Writer PRM EAC Memphis
Major discharger No
Location 585 Morrison Road
County Fayette
City Rossville
Zip 38066
Description of activity Waffle making operation:pump & haul to an unspecified municipal STP
Effluent description No discharge allowed
Receiving stream unnamed tributary at mile 0.7 to the Wolf River at mile 41.4
Facility latitude 35.046667 Facility longitude -89.548056

General NPDES Permit for Discharges of Filter Backwash and Sedimentation Basin Washwater from Water Treatment Plants
Proposed New Issuances
Applicant name First Utility District of Hawkins County
Permit number TN0078174 Permit Writer PRM EAC Johnson City
Major discharger No
Location 219 West Main Boulevard
County Hawkins
City Church Hill
Zip 37642
Description of activity turbidity removal
Effluent description filter backwash, and/or sedimentation basin washwater from Outfall 001
Receiving stream Alexander Creek at mile 0.2
Facility latitude 36.520278 Facility longitude -82.700556

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


9) 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 JANUARY 26, 2004

Individual NPDES Permits

Coal Proposed Reissuances

Applicant: S & H Mining, Inc.
Facility: Deep Mine 11
NPDES Permit Number: TN0072168
County: Campbell
Street Address: Cross Mountain
City: Lake City
Zip: 37769
Description of Activity: Underground coal mine
Receiving Stream: Stony Fork
Effluent Description: Treated wastewater and storm water
Permit Writer: MRR

Applicant: Tennessee Consolidated Coal Company
Facility: Morganville Strip Mine 4
NPDES Permit Number: TN0071170
County: Marion
Street Address: Griffith Creek
City: Whitwell
Zip: 37397
Description of Activity: Reclaimed coal surface mine
Receiving Stream: Griffith Creek
Effluent Description: Treated wastewater and storm water
Permit Writer: MRR

Non-Coal Proposed Reissuances

Applicant: Tipton County Gravel
Facility: Bradshaw Pit
NPDES Permit Number: TN0071641
County: Tipton
Street Address: 819 Baskins Road
City: Burlison
Zip: 38015
Description of Activity: Surface gravel mine
Receiving Stream: Unnamed tributary of Indian Creek
Effluent Description: Treated wastewater and storm water
Permit Writer: JPJ

Applicant: Dement Construction Company
Facility: Denmark Sand Plant
NPDES Permit Number: TN0069094
County: Madison
Street Address: 329 Hardee Road
City: Denmark
Zip: 38391
Description of Activity: Sand removal and sand processing plant
Receiving Stream: Hart Creek (Watershed Lake)
Effluent Description: Treated wastewater and storm water
Permit Writer: JPJ

Non-Coal Proposed Termination

Applicant: General Shale Products, LLC
Facility: Mine 8 - Millertown - B
NPDES Permit Number: TN0071455
County: Knox
Street Address: Harris Road
City: Knoxville
Zip: 37901
Reason for Request: Mine was not developed and site was not disturbed during mining activity
Description of Activity: Shale mine (never disturbed)
Receiving Stream: Unnamed tributary to Woods Creek
Effluent Description: Treated wastewater and storm water
Permit Writer: JPJ

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


10) PUBLIC NOTICE: TDEC Mining Section ARAP Notices
TDEC Mining Section has posted the following applications for Aquatic Resource Alteration Permits. The purpose of the notice is to advise all concerned of the proposals for which permit are sought and to solicit comments and information necessary to evaluate the probable impact of the activities upon the respective water resources. Send comments to TDEC Mining Section, Attn: Public Notice Coordinator, 2700 Middlebrook Pike, Suite 220, Knoxville, TN 37921 by JANUARY 17, 2004

Permit application number: ARAP-#M2003-08
Applicant: Mr. Gary Asher, President, Appolo Fuels, Inc., P.O. Box 1727, Middlesboro, KY 40965
Location: Unnamed tributaries to Staight Creek, Spruce Lick and Valley Creek in Claiborne County near Clairfiled, TN. The effected reaches are associated with Appolo Fuels Inc., Horseshoe Mountain - Buckeye Springs Mine, OSM Permit #3129
Activities: Appolo Fuels, Inc. is proposing to develop the Horsehoe Mountain - Buckeye Springs Mine in the Clear Fork watershed. Elimination of existing highwall and restoration of degraded stream reaches are to result from remining the Buckeye Springs coal seam. The mining related activities proposed in the permit application are to result in the alteration of four intermittent stream reaches in the Clear Fork watershed.
A review of State of Tennessee databases indicated that the Blackside Dace, a species federally listed as threatened, is recorded to occur in Straight Creek and Tackett Creek.
Tentative determination: The Division proposes to issue a conditional permit
Permit Coordinator: Dave Turner, Mining Section, Division of Water Pollution Control

Permit application number: ARAP-#M2003-09
Applicant: Mr. Gary Asher, President, Appolo Fuels, Inc., P.O. Box 1727, Middlesboro, KY 40965
Location: Unnamed tributary to Watson in Claiborne County near Motch, TN. The effected reaches are associated with Appolo Fuels Inc., Mingo Mine, OSM Permit #3128
Activities: Appolo Fuels, Inc. is proposing to develop the Mingo Mine in the Bennett's Fork watershed. This is proposed as an underground coalmine on an existing strip bench. The mining related activities proposed in the permit application would result in the alteration of an intermittent tributary to Watson Branch.
A review of State of Tennessee databases indicated that the Blackside Dace, a species federally listed as threatened, is recorded to occur in Bennett's Fork.
Tentative determination: The Division proposes to issue a conditional permit
Permit coodinator: Dave Turner, Mining Section, Division of Water Pollution Control

Permit application number: ARAP-#M2003-10
Applicant: Mr. James Botbyl, Partner, Silvara Stone Company, LLC, 309 County Seat Rd., Crossville, TN 38555
Location: Unnamed tributary to One-Mile Creek in Cumberland County near Crossville, TN. The effected stream reach is associated with Silvara Stone Company, LLC, Preparation Plant.
Activities: Silvara Stone Company, LLC, is proposing to construct a new entrance to its preparation plant off State Route 392 due to the closure of County Seat Road where its entrance is currently located. The preparation plant is in the Daddy's Creek watershed. In developing the new site entrance Silvara Stone Company is going to encapsulate 150 feet of stream classified as wet weather conveyance.
A review of State of Tennessee databases indicate that Daddy's Creek is listed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service as critical habitat for the Spotfin Chub. This species is federally listed as threatened. A jurisdictional wetland occurs upstream of the proposed activity and is connected to One-Mile Creek by the wet weather conveyance.
Tentative determination: The Division proposes to issue a conditional permit.
Permit coordinator: Dave Turner, Mining Section, Division of Water Pollution Control

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


11) 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]

December 17, 2003

RS02.287
TDOT, proposed construction of 3.585 miles of State Route 386 along a new alignment for public use, Station Camp Creek, Sumner County, Tennessee

NRS03.350
TDOT, proposed construction of 0.352 miles of Jones Franklin Road along an existing alignment for public use, Cedar Creek, Hamblen County, Tennessee

Source: http://www.tennessee.gov/environment/wpc/wpcppo/arap/


12) 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.
04-01 - Expires 2/9/2004, Robert Caldwell, Proposed Bank Stabilization, Between Tennessee River Miles 441.9-443.2L, Nickajack and Cummings Lakes, Marion County, Tennessee
03-102 - Expires 1/27/2004, Jim Moss, Proposed Maintenance Dredging for Dock, Mile 1.2R Lick Creek, Opposite Tennessee River Mile 127.7L, Kentucky Lake, Decatur County, Tennessee
03-101 - Expires 1/27/2004, Ricky King, Proposed Maintenance Dredging for Dock, Mile 1.2R Lick Creek, Opposite Tennessee River Mile 127.7L, Kentucky Lake, Decatur County, Tennessee
03-99 - Expires 1/23/2004, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Proposed Wetland Impacts for Bridge Construction, Wetlands adjacent to Beech River Drainage Canal, Opposite to an Unnamed Tributary to Beech River Mile 23.4L, Henderson County, Tennessee
03-100 - Expires 1/21/2004, Nolichuckey Sand Company, Inc., Proposed Commercial Sand and Gravel Dredging Between Nolichucky River Miles 49.0 and 51.0, within Davy Crockett Lake, Greene County, Tennessee
03-94- Expires 1/16/2004, City of Parsons, Proposed Municipal Water Intake and Distribution Line at Tennessee River Mile 136.0, Left Bank, Kentucky Lake, Decatur County, Tennessee
03-96- Expires 1/12/2004, D.J. and Jay, LLC, Proposed Channel Relocation, Restoration and Culvert Installation for Phase VI of Keystone Subdivision at Mile 0.95 of an Unnamed Tributary of the West Harpeth River Mile 16.7, Right Bank, Williamson County, Tennessee
03-75- Expires 1/12/2004, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Proposed Wetland Impacts and Channel Relocation Associated with State Route 249 (River Road) Bridge Replacement over Brush Creek Mile 0.8, and an Unnamed Tributary to Brush Creek Mile 0.8L, a tributary to Cumberland River Mile 160.8L, Cheatham Lake, Cheatham County, Tennessee
03-74- Expires 1/10/2004, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Proposed Wetland Fill and Channel Relocations Associated With State Route 32 Improvements, From: North of Indian Creek to South of Little Sycamore Creek in Claiborne and Grainger Counties, Tennessee
Source: http://www.orn.usace.army.mil/cof/notices.htm

13) PUBLIC NOTICE: US Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District Permit Notices
The following is a list of Public Notices issued by the US Army Corps of Engineers Memphis 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. Any comments received will be considered by the Corps of Engineers to determine whether to issue, modify, condition, or deny a permit for this proposal. If you wish to obtain additional information or to submit comments on the application, please contact Roger Allan at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 167 North Main Street, RoomB-202, Memphis, Tennessee 38103-1894, telephone (901) 544-3682.

Public Notice No.: TN-2003-739 (TS)
Expiration Date: January 29, 2003
Reply to ATTN: Tom Skelton ([email protected])
Applicant: Donald C. McCrory, Memphis and Shelby County Port Commission, 1115 Riverside Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee 38106-2504, (901) 948-4422
Location: The project is located along the left descending bank at approximate Mississippi River Mile 724.5, within the Pidgeon Industrial Harbor, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee
Purpose: The purpose of the proposed project is to conduct maintenance dredging within the Pidgeon Industrial Harbor.
Description of work: The applicant proposes to conduct maintenance dredging within the Pidgeon Industrial Harbor. Approximately 250,000 cubic yards of material (sand and other sediment) would be removed from the harbor with a hydraulic dredge. Maintenance dredging operations would be conducted as needed. The frequency of dredging would depend on the extent of sediment accumulation (an eddy that exists at the entrance of the harbor allows material to accumulate); however, it is expected that maintenance dredging would not be conducted more frequently than on an annual basis. The hydraulically dredged material would be transported via a floating discharge line and deposited in open waters of the Mississippi River downstream of the harbor entrance. The applicant is seeking authorization to conduct dredging activities over a period of 10 years.

Source: http://www.mvm.usace.army.mil/regulatory/public-notices/pn.htm


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