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TDEC Permits Up For Comment Until 5/8/13: Public Notice M2013-06

Coal Proposed Modification

Applicant:
Tennessee Consolidated Coal Company
Facility:
Mine 41
NPDES Permit Number:
TN0052647

County:
Sequatchie
Description of Activity:
Reclaimed underground coal mine
Receiving Stream:
Sourwood Creek
Effluent Description:
Treated wastewater and storm water
Location: 35º19′54″, 85º30′06″



Coal Proposed Reissuances

Applicant:
Tennessee Consolidated Coal Company
Facility:
Preparation Plant
NPDES Permit Number:
TN0052132

County:
Marion
Description of Activity:
Preparation Plant
Receiving Stream:
Grays Creek
Effluent Description:
Treated wastewater and storm water
Location: 35º16′15″, 85º33′27″



Applicant:
Tennessee Consolidated Coal Company
Facility:
River Dock
NPDES Permit Number:
TN0053341

County:
Marion
Description of Activity:
Coal loading facility
Receiving Stream:
Tennessee River
Effluent Description:
Treated wastewater and storm water
Location: 35º02′54″, 85º32′40″





NPDES #TN0027448: Contaminated Water from TVA Hydro Plant (reissuance)

(Comments until 4/1/13)

Applicant Name: TVA Fort Patrick Henry Hydro Plant

Location:‎ Kingsport, TN 37662 @ 36°30'2.78", -82°30'33.04"

Description: This permit will allow the discharge of sump wastewater, strainer backwash, pressure washing water containing paint, and drilling/cutting debris from outfalls 001, 002, and 003.

Receiving Stream: South Fork Holston River at mile 8.1

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NPDES #TN0067776: Waste Connections of TN, Inc. Meadow Branch Landfill


(Comments until 4/1/13)

Applicant Name: Waste Connections of TN, Inc. Meadow Branch Landfill

Location:‎ Athens, TN 37303 @ 35°28'47.63", -84°40'43.52"

Description: This permit will allow the discharge of industrial stormwater runoff

Receiving Streams: Unnamed tributary to Meadow Branch (Outfall S1A) and an unnamed tributary to Rogers Creek (Outfall SW2)

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OSM #3270- New Proposed MTR Mine
Refer to "Permit Application 3270 Receipt".


(Comments until 3/18/13)


This application (OSM #3270) is for a surface, underground and auger coal mining permit, "Cooper Ridge Surface Mine", located in Claiborne Co, TN at 36°33'19", 83°53'11". This mine will destroy and remove over five (5) miles of ridge and mountain-top and will be owned and operated by Kopper Glo Mining, LLC.


Let OSM know you want to participate in the review process (in writing) or submit comments by March 18, 2013.
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OSM #3128 Significant Revision No. 4
Refer to "Permit 3128 Significant Revision No.4".


(Comments until 3/15/13)


This revision will add 1,128 acres of land subject to underground coal mining directly adjacent to existing strip mining areas. This application permit, "Mingo Deep Mine No.1", is located in Claiborne Co, TN at 36°34'40", 83°46'40" and will be owned and operated by Appolo Fuels, Inc.

COMMENTS:


1) This permit revision adds a substantial amount of land to an already existing underground mining plan, however it does not include an adequate subsidence control plans to account for this additional mined area.
2) This permit also does not include adequate information relating to the mining technique(s), coal extraction plan, and the geology in the newly expanded shadow area.
3) This revision does not deal with the impacts of this newly added mining area on drinking, domestic, residential water supplies, wells, springs and baseline flows to surface waters which may be contaminated, diminished or interrupted by mining activities and subsidence.
4) This revision does not include an updated subsidence survey recording presubsidence conditions.
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Scenic Vistas Protection Act (SB99/HB43)The Scenic Vistas Protection Act (SB99/HB43) to STOP Mountain Top Removal in TN is scheduled for a vote in Senate Energy/Ag/Nat Resources Committee on Wednesday, March 13th.
Talking points below.

PLEASE CONTACT THESE SENATORS!!! (We have until lunch time on March 13th to really amp up the volume!)

The Senate Full Energy/Ag/Nat Resources Committee:

1) Steve Southerland* (R-01) (615) 741-3851
2) Mae Beavers ** (R-17) (615) 741-2421
3) Jim Summerville,*** (R-25) (615) 741-4499
4) Mike Bell (R-09) (615) 741-1946
5) Charlotte Burks (D-15) (615) 741-3978
6) Ophelia Ford (D-29) (615) 741-1767
7) Todd Gardenhire (R-10) (615) 741-6682
8) Dolores Gresham (R-26) (615) 741-2368
9) Frank Niceley (R-08) (615) 741-2061

Copy/Paste emails as BCC to contact all at once via email:

sen.steve.southerland@capitol.tn.gov, sen.mae.beavers@capitol.tn.gov, sen.jim.summerville@capitol.tn.gov, sen.mike.bell@capitol.tn.gov, sen.charlotte.burks@capitol.tn.gov, sen.ophelia.ford@capitol.tn.gov, sen.todd.gardenhire@capitol.tn.gov,sen.dolores.gresham@capitol.tn.gov, sen.frank.niceley@capitol.tn.gov

Here is their schedule for March 13th. Note SB 99 is listed as #11 (http://www.capitol.tn.gov/bills/108/scheduledocs/4990d547-54c1-4bdc-9b2e-e4ed7e6385f8.pdf)


Here are a few talking points you may find helpful:

•The Scenic Vistas Protection Act does one thing; it protects Tennessee's Virgin Ridgelines from being removed by surface mining.

•Relying on surface mining methods like mountaintop removal means fewer mining jobs. Since 1985, the coal industry in Tennessee has laid off 85% of their workforce while the portion of our state's coal that comes from surface mining has increased dramatically.

•The tourism and hospitality industry employs more than 175,000 Tennesseans, and brings in more than $15 bilion to our state every year. But those jobs and dollars are threatened when we blast apart our mountains. As Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) says, people come here to see mountains with their tops on.

The Scenic Vistas bill will let us mine coal and protect our precious mountains and rural communities at the same time. With broad and growing support from conservative groups, conservation groups, and public health advocates, we have a tremendous opportunity to build on our progress by passing the Scenic Vistas Protection Act in 2013. It's time for Tennessee to lead the way in protecting our mountaintops. Thanks for all that you do.


More info: http://appvoices.org/tn/mtr/; http://tnleaf.org/legislative/; http://tectn.org/mtr/; http://ilovemountains.org/the-human-cost; http://www.crmw.net/resources/health-impacts.php


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