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DUD plant cleared by TDEC
Finding of no significant impact on environment
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According to Sherwin N. Smith, Director of the State Revolving Fund (SRF) loan program at the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, a finding of no significant impact (FNSI) on the environment has been reached in the case of the DeKalb Utility District’s proposed new water treatment plant.In an environmental assessment released on March 28, the SRF concluded that the planned new raw water intake, pump station, and transmission line; new water treatment plant; and new water transmission and distribution lines would not significantly impact the environment.According to Smith, “The SRF loan program has reviewed the documents associated with the facilities plan in accordance with appropriate state rules, policies, regional guidance, and technical publications. The State's analysis concludes that the Facilities Plan will not significantly affect the environment; accordingly, the SRF loan program is issuing this FNSI for public review,” he said.The director said that parties who disagree with the findings should send their complaints in writing to the state capitol.“Comments supporting or disagreeing with this proposed action received within 30 days of the date of this FNSI will be evaluated before we make a final decision to proceed,” Smith shared.“If you wish to comment or to challenge this FNSI, send your written comments to: Mr. Sam. R. Gaddipati, Environmental Manager State Revolving Fund Loan Program Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower, 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, 12th Floor, Nashville, Tennessee 37243, or call or e-mail (615) 532-0462 or,” the director concluded.