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SR 32 Passing Lanes from Roberts Cemetery Road to Cody Road

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)}: (h)
Description and Location of Proposed Activity: The proposed project will impact the buffer of Ditch E (flows into Little Hog Creek). The project will add two passing lanes for 2.7 miles of State Route 32 between Roberts Cemetery Road in Coffee County and Cody Road in Bacon County. The project will impact the state mandated 25-ft buffer within the Satilla (HUC 03070201)  Watershed. The disturbance will cover 13,556 square feet and include placement of roadway slopes, ditch relocation, fill, and the installation of Best Management Practices (BMPs).

Name and Address of Permit Applicant:
Mr. Kenneth Franks
Georgia Department of Transportation TIA
600 West Peachtree Street NW, 11th Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30308

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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