Southern Environment Law Responds to TDEC Definition of “Waters”

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Southern Environmental Law Center’s (SELC), Harpeth Conservancy, and several other conservation organizations recently commented on draft guidance from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation on the exception clause for the state definition of “waters” in the Tennessee Water Quality Control Act.

The draft guidance is here:  https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/environment/water/water-public-notices/ppo_water_2020-06-23-dwr-nr-g-05-waters-of-the-state-exception-clause-draft.pdf.

We and our fellow conservation organizations stressed how important strong, state-level water protection is, particularly in light of recent federal rollbacks.  

Read the letter to TDEC from SELC, Harpeth Conservancy, and others here:   2020-07-31 Comment Letter to TDEC re WQCA Exception Clause Guidance (002)