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EPD Watershed Protection Branch Worth County Advisory


September 29, 2022 Worth CountyAdvisory Issue Date City/County

October 28, 2022 BV-159-22-01 Advisory Close Date Control Number

Wiggins Property Sea Wall (GPS Coordinates: 31.8398, -83.9368)

This notice is issued to inform the public of a receipt of an Application for a variance submitted pursuant to a
state environmental law. The public is invited to comment during the 30-day period on the proposed activity.

Site Plans are available for review and are located in the following EPD office: Watershed Protection Branch 200
Piedmont Avenue, S.W. Suite 418 West Atlanta, Georgia 30334. Please contact Ms. Arnettia Murphy at (470)
607-2940 or e-mail to schedule an appointment to review the plans. Since the EPD
has no authority to zone property or determine land use, only those comments addressing environmental issues
related to air, water, and land protection will be considered in the application review process. Written comments
should be submitted to:

Program Manager, NonPoint Source Program, Erosion and Sedimentation Control,

2 MLK Jr., Dr., SW Suite 1462 East, Atlanta, Georgia 30334.

Type of Permit Application: Variance to encroach within the 25-foot State waters buffer.

Applicable Law: Georgia Erosion and Sedimentation Act O.C.G.A. § 12-7-1 et seq.

Applicable Rules: Erosion and Sedimentation Control Chapter 391-3-7

Basis under which variance shall be considered {391-3-7-.05 (2)(a-k)}: (a)

Description and Location of Proposed Activity:
The proposed project will impact the buffer of Lake Blackshear (Flournoy Branch). The project will construct a
concrete sea wall at the edge of a property on Lake Blackshear in Worth County, Georgia. The project will impact
the state mandated 25-ft buffer within the Middle Flint watershed (HUC 03130006). The disturbance will cover
1,370 square feet and include grading, backfill, and the installation of Best Management Practices (BMPs).

Name and Address of Permit Applicant: Mr. Colby Wiggins
179 Pebble Ridge Dr.
Leesburg, Georgia 31763

Summary of Rules Requirements for Variance Application:
The application for a variance must include an Erosion and Sediment Control Plan with control measures based
on sound conservation and engineering practices which meet or exceed the standards in the “Manual for Erosion and Sediment Control in Georgia” and which will minimize erosion and deposition of sediments on adjacent lands
or into State waters.

For Additional Information Contact: Josh Hanselman, Environmental Compliance Specialist
EPD, Watershed Protection Branch
Non-Point Source Program
2 MLK Jr. Dr. SW, Suite 1462 East
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Telephone: (470) 524-0599

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