By Cathie Bird
This spring, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced the beginning of the process that will lead to development of the 2015-2025 Statewide Comprehensive Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan.
Last month, TDEC hosted a couple of focus groups to gather information about how to proceed in creating this plan. These will be followed by just a few public meetings, which haven’t been announced yet and are likely to be in larger cities instead of rural areas where landfills are usually located.
There is very little opportunity for input in this process. Please let TDEC know that we need more opportunities for people who have landfills in their backyards to comment. You can send comments into firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be notified of the public hearings.
TDEC Begins Public Process For Solid Waste Management Plan (Chattanoogan.com on 3/4/14)