Wednesday, September 29, 2010

TN puts water quality permits online

As reported in the Tennessean...

A new online database that lets the public view water quality permits locally and throughout the state is available from the Tennessee Department of
Environment and Conservation.

"Adequately managing and tracking all water quality permits is a critical role that falls under the responsibility of the department's Division of Water Pollution Control," Deputy Commissioner Paul Sloan said in the e-mailed announcement.

The public can access the information from the same database that the state's regulatory staff uses. It's part of the department's efforts to promote
greater transparency, accountability and broader access to public information, he said.

Also, the department's enforcement database, set up in 2008, along with many public notice postings, publications and other documents are available.

The permit data viewer is here.

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