2/14/18

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AND PROPOSED PERMIT

STATE OF TENNESSEE
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION
DIVISION OF WATER RESOURCES
William R. Snodgrass – Tennessee Tower
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, 11th Floor
Nashville, Tennessee 37243-1102 (615) 532-0625

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, the Division of Water Resources proposes to issue a new NPDES permit and will hold a public hearing pursuant to Rule 0400-40-05-.06 (8).

Date: March 22, 2018
Place: DSCC Jimmy Naifeh Center
Baptist Memorial Healthcare Academic Building & Auditorium
3149 Hwy 51 (US-51) South
Covington, TN 38019
Time: 5:00 p.m. CDT ñ Open House Informational Session
Time: 6:00 p.m. CDT ñ Public Hearing

Public comments will be received concerning the proposed permit action described below:

Tennessee proposes to issue Individual NPDES Permit #TN0081906 to the State of Tennessee, Department of General Services, William R. Snodgrass TN Tower, 312 Rosa L. Parks Ave, 22th Fl, Nashville, TN 37243, to treat and discharge a monthly average of 3.5 million gallons per day (MGD) of treated municipal waste water from the Memphis Regional Megasiteís proposed treatment facility. This treatment facility is proposed for construction at Fredonia Loop Road in the Keeling Community of Haywood County, Tennessee, with treatment and discharge of treated domestic, and treated automotive and automotive parts manufacturing wastewater (3.0 MGD) from the Megasite and treated domestic wastewater of the City of Stanton (0.5 MGD) that will be routed to the Megasite to aid in the proper function of that proposed Waste Water Treatment Plant. The discharge location will be a new outfall into the Mississippi River at mile 768. The applicant concludes the activity will only result in de minimis degradation at that location.

The hearing officer may limit the length of oral presentation to allow parties an opportunity to speak, and will require that all testimony be relevant to water quality issues. Written testimony will be accepted at the hearing, and by hand-delivery, post-mark or equivalent, or email to [email protected] through Thursday, April 5, 2018, and will be considered part of the hearing record. TDEC will consider all water quality comments in its final permit decision.

Interested persons may obtain additional information, including a copy of the draft permit and the rationale, and inspect and copy forms and related documents at the Divisionís Central Office at the address listed above, Attn: Ms. Elizabeth Rorie, (615) 532-1172, or at the Jackson Environmental Field Office located at 1625 Hollywood Drive, Jackson, TN 38305, (731) 512-1300, or from the Water Resources Permits Dataviewer at: https://www.tn.gov/environment/about-tdec/tdec-dataviewers.html

Individuals with disabilities who wish to participate in these proceedings (or review the administrative file record) should contact the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation to discuss any auxiliary aids or services needed to facilitate such participation. Contact may be in person, by writing, telephone, or other means, and should be made no less than ten working days prior to March 22, 2018, to allow time to provide such aid or services. Contact the ADA Coordinator at (1-866-253-5827) for further information. Hearing impaired callers may use the Tennessee Relay Service (1-800-848-0298).

You may reach Mr. Wade Murphy, the permit writer for further information at (615) 532-0666, or by Email at [email protected]

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