Season's Greetings RCWA Stakeholders,
Celebrate your accomplishment this holiday season!
RCWA received the letter below today from the Army Corps of Engineers' Nashville Disctrict regarding the official determination for The Rogers Group permit to relocate Richland Creek.
This project was greatly improved because of the public's attention to the issue - More orginal stream channel and habitat was prevented from being destroyed.
RCWA is proud and grateful to stakeholders for participating in this public comment process.
From: Fanning, Scott LRN
Date: Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 2:36 PM
Subject: File No. 2010-00546; Proposed Work at Richland Creek Mile 1.3, Tributary of
Cumberland River Mile 175.7 Left Bank (Cheatham Lake) Davidson County,
This is in further regard to your comments concerning an application for a Department
of the Army permit by The Rogers Group for work at the subject location.
The concerns and issues raised by you and others were considered and included in the
public record. Members of the public contributed important information that has served
to develop relevant issues considered in our permit decision. We believe that requests
for a public hearing were largely satisfied by the July 14, 2010, meeting held at Cohn
Adult High School. The applicant’s proposed plans were substantially modified largely
due to public input. Since holding a separate public hearing would not likely result in
additional substantive information, we determined that such a hearing was not required
in connection with this application.
We have now completed our public interest evaluation of this application. On
November 30, 2010, after a careful consideration of all the relevant factors, including
public comments, we issued a permit for work associated with the relocation of
Richland Creek. The approved plans provide for the construction of a meandering
stream channel which more closely matches the route of Richland Creek prior to the
flood than did the originally proposed relocated channel. In addition, we have added
special conditions to the permit to minimize the anticipated environmental impacts.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at the address or telephone
number below or by email.
G. Scott Fanning
US Army Corps of Engineers
3701 Bell Road
Nashville TN 37214-2660
ph. (615) 369-7521
fax (615) 369-7501
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