2017 Tennessee Code
Title 69 - Waters, Waterways, Drains and Levees
Chapter 7 - Water Management
Part 2 - Inter-Basin Water Transfers
§ 69-7-206. Issuance and denial of permit.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 69-7-206 (2017)
  • (a) The commissioner shall issue or deny any permit applied for pursuant to § 69-7-204 in accordance with this part and the rules adopted by the board of water quality, oil and gas under § 69-7-207 and any applicable provisions of the Water Quality Control Act, compiled in chapter 3, part 1 of this title, and rules under that act. Such permits shall be issued for a renewal term of five (5) years and contain necessary and appropriate conditions to accomplish the purposes of the same part and rules.
  • (b) The commissioner shall, to the maximum extent feasible, combine the permit application and issuance processes for a withdrawal activity that requires permits under this part and the Water Quality Control Act.
  • (c) The commissioner may revoke, suspend, or modify any permit for the following reasons:
    • (1) A violation of any terms or conditions of the permit or of any provision of this part;
    • (2) Obtaining the permit by misrepresentation or failing to disclose fully all relevant facts; or
    • (3) A change in any condition that requires either a temporary or permanent reduction or elimination of the permitted inter-basin transfer because of reasonably likely adverse impacts to downstream users or the environment.
  • (d) Any person aggrieved by the issuance or denial of a permit by the commissioner under this part may appeal such matter to the board of water quality, oil and gas solely in accordance with § 69-7-207(3).
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