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Public Comment Period Extended for Solid Waste and Materials Management Plan

In response to concerns and requests for additional time from various stakeholders, the comment period for the draft 2015-2025 Solid Waste and Materials Management plan has been extended 30 days from the original deadline of Friday, November 14, 2014.

The 2015-2025 Solid Waste and Materials Management Plan is intended to outline how Tennessee will reduce, manage and dispose of its solid waste in the future, and we want to ensure that all interested parties have ample opportunity to submit well researched and prepared comments

Written comments will now be accepted through Monday, December 15, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. CST. Comments may be submitted by email to solid.waste@tn.gov, by fax to 615-532-0938 or by mail to: Larry Christley

TDEC Division of Solid Waste Management William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower, 14th Floor 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue Nashville, TN 37243

More information on the 2015-2025 Solid Waste and Materials Management Plan is available on the TDEC website at http://www.tn.gov/environment/solid-waste/plan-2025.shtml.

TDEC - ARAP General Permit Stakeholder Informal Open Comment Opportunity

The Department of Environment and Conservation’s Division of Water Resources is in the process of reviewing their current Aquatic Resource Alteration General Permits.

The current set of 16 general permits (GP) will expire on June 30, 2015.

In preparation of the reissuance of these permits the division is soliciting feedback from our stakeholders to ensure we consider our customers during the draft permit phase.

The division issues GP's that are valid for five year terms. Coverage under these permits are used to authorize alterations to state waters for categories of activities that are substantially similar in nature, and that individually or cumulatively represent a minor impact to water resources. We encourage you to review the current set of GPs, available on the website at http://www.tn.gov/environment/permits/arapgps.shtml .

The division is considering changes to improve the overall clarity, structure, and format of these permits. For this effort we expect to reformat the GP's to provide a clearer description of what activities may be covered under each general permit.

To reduce complexity, important conditions specific to each permit will be listed first. They are also considering new language to allow a mechanism for extending coverage past the expiration date, along with other changes to permit language and conditions to ensure authorized activities do not represent a significant loss to the state’s water resources.

The division expects to have draft permits finalized and placed on public notice by December 1st. The formal comment period will run from December 1, 2014 through January 15, 2015. Please send any comments or suggestions that may help the division in the development of these draft permits to Jimmy R. Smith (jimmy.r.smith@tn.gov). If you wish to receive notification, and are not currently on our stakeholder public notice mailing list, please submit your contact information to water.permits@tn.gov.

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