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Monday, December 20, 2010

Department of the Army - Final Word Regarding The Rogers Group permit

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,

Tennessee (UNCLASSIFIED)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Caveats: FOUO

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.


Sincerely,


G. Scott Fanning

Regulatory Branch

US Army Corps of Engineers

3701 Bell Road

Nashville TN 37214-2660

ph. (615) 369-7521

fax (615) 369-7501


We would appreciate your feedback on how we are performing our duties. Our automated Customer Service Survey is located at: http://per2.nwp.usace.army.mil/survey.html


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