TDEC

The Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation announced it will hold a public meeting on the proposed Dickson County fuel terminal on Wednesday, July 8 by videoconference, citing the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In accordance with the current State of Emergency and state and federal directives and guidance to avoid social and recreational public gatherings of 50 or more people and to practice social distancing,” TDEC will use a platform called WebEx, the announcement said.

Titan Partners LLC, a subsidiary of Houston-based Buckeye Partners LP, is seeking a construction permit from TDEC’s Air Pollution Control division. Staff from three divisions will participate in the meeting because of public comments bearing on issues other than air contaminants, according to the notice.

TDEC said the meeting will have a question-and-answer format and will include a presentation on the “proposed permit action” by staff from the divisions of Air Pollution Control, Water Resources, and Solid Waste Management.

Although questions from the public will be taken, the meeting is not a public hearing, TDEC spokeswoman Kim Schofinski said.

The July 8 meeting is set for 5 p.m., with access beginning at 4:45 p.m. Details about how to join are contained in the TDEC notice on its website (https://www.tn.gov/environment.html).

People without internet access can join the meeting by phone but wouldn’t be able to see images used in the presentation, the notice said.

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