FIRST ANNUAL | 2018
The purpose of the Environmental Permitting Symposium is to provide developers, engineers, architects, and related contractors with a comprehensive view of the environmental permitting system in Tennessee as it applies to natural resources. Four topics were covered by agency representatives pertaining to water permitting, mitigation, species permitting issues, and land disturbance permits.
Crystal Bishop with the Hamilton County Water Quality Program was our Symposium Sponsor this year. Crystal discussed the processes involved with obtaining a Land Disturbance Permit, detailing application best practices and plan review.
Circadian Consulting, LLC hosted the first annual Environmental Permitting Symposium at the Development Resource Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee on September 21st, 2018.
Jason Dees, TDEC, Aric Payne (pictured) with the USACE, and Ben Bean, TVA discussed the importance of the agency correspondence, early consultation, and the steps therein. Field examples of best practices and what not to do were covered in these sessions.
Meghan Ploch, TDEC and Casey Ehorn, USACE discussed the commonalities and differences between state and federal mitigation projects and regulations. The application and consultation processes, as well as best practices, were discussed.
The USFWS protects Tennessee's rarest species. Dustin Boles with the USFWS gave a detailed overview about how this is done on federal and non-federal projects. He also discussed the formal and informal consultation processes involved with the ESA.
Land Disturbance Permitting
Crystal Bishop and Wyn Miller (pictured) discussed land disturbance and landscape design best practices and the types of permits related to them. The application and consultation processes, as well as best practices, were discussed.