Davidson County Pipeline Compressor

The Metropolitan Health Deptartment announced the public comment period for the construction permits that have been drafted for Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, LLC.  The public hearing will be held at Lentz Health Center, 2500 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37209, on July 27th, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.  If you are unable to attend the public hearing, you may still provide written comments anytime prior to the hearing or up to seven (7) days following the hearing.  The comments must be submitted to the Health Dept. no later than 4:30 p.m. on August 3rd, 2016.  The comments will be separated into two (2) categories:  (1) Those that specifically apply to the draft permits; and (2) those that involve other health related concerns.  Comments pertaining to the draft permit will be reviewed and potentially incorporated into the draft permits.  Documents addressing all permit related concerns will be generated and sent with the draft part seventy (70) operating permit to the EPA for their review.  If you would like to submit comments by email, please send them to john.finke@nashville.gov with the subject heading “TGP-Public Comment”.  Otherwise, they can be mailed to the address listed above.  The public hearing on July 27th is extremely important.  If you have any questions about this issue, please contact Scott Banbury or visit Concerned Citizens for a Safe Environment.

Stop the Proposed 60,000 Horsepower Air, Water and Noise Polluting Natural Gas Transmission Compressor in Joelton, Davidson County!

The Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club opposes the siting of a loud, air and water polluting industrial facility in the agriculturally zoned heart of an area that supplies so much of the Nashville eat local organic movement.

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Broad Run Expansion Pinnacle Compressor Station 563

Pipeline mogul Kinder Morgan is upgrading the existing Tennessee Gas Pipeline that runs through Middle Tennessee to transport fracked natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica shales in Pennsylvania and West Virginia to markets on the Gulf Coast and Liquefied Natural Gas export facilities in Louisiana and Texas. This project is known as the Broad Run Expansion Project. The project includes clearing an 82 acre forested parcel in the heart of the Joelton farming community north of Nashville and building a 60,000 hp natural gas fired compressor station to increase the volume of gas the pipeline carries by increasing the pressure of the pipe. The US Fish and Wildife Service has described the value of the property in their comments.

A single company, Antero Resources, who holds over 401,000 net acres in the southwestern core of the Marcellus Shale and over 149,000 net acres in the core of the Utica Shale, has secured 100% of the pipeline capacity to allow it to "access Gulf Coast pricing hubs as well as international LNG markets."

Tennesse Gas Pipeline filed for an Aquatic Resource Alteration Permit (ARAP) with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) on Jan 23, 2015 for the portion of the project that involves connecting the existing pipeline to the proposed compressor station. TDEC announced the issuance of this permit under rules for a General Permit for Utility Line Crossings on May 14, 2015. The Sierra Club believes that issuing this permit under General Permit rules is inappropriate considering the extent of the project and has requested that it be suspended and reconsidered. You can view the application at NR1504.007. Concerned citizens are encouraged to email Robert D. Baker at Robert.D.Baker@tn.gov and ask that NR1504.007 be suspended, an Individual Permit be required and that a public hearing be held. Kinder Morgan will be required to submit another permit for the construction work on the site of the facility. At that time, concerned citizens should ask for another public hearing.

This project must also obtain a US Clean Air Act Title V air permit from the Davidson County/Metro Air Pollution. Comments relating to air quality concerns should be addressed to John Finke, Metro Health Department Air Pollution at John.Finke@nashville.gov. Comments should include a request for a public hearing. you can view the Title V permit here.

For more information about permitting issues, contact:

Scott Banbury at: 901-619-8567 or smbanbury@gmail.com

To get involved in the Joelton community, contact: Lori Birckhead at 615-519-3559 or lori@byfaithfarm.com

Most of the following maps (click on them) are from the Biological Assessment submitted June 01, 2015. The entire Biological Assessment can be viewed here.












Download a detailed map of the proposed compressor site plan here.