Industrial / NPDES Permitting
L.I. Smith & Associates has assisted many clients with obtaining NPDES permits and State Operating Permits, for many projects ranging from non-coal mining to industrial wastewater treatment.
L.I. Smith also offers it’s clients Mine Reclamation and Volumetric Engineering utilizing boundary and topographical land surveys, as well as aerial photography. The topographic maps are produced from data retrieved by our survey team. Names, legends, and various lines are used to identify features such as roads, trees, streams, lakes, trails, buildings, and boundary lines. L.I. Smith utilizes these topographical surveys as a valuable tool for accurately determining volumetric quantities for landfills. Depending on the need and the information available, the volumetric quantities can be calculated for current, or final volume capacity of a landfill. A photogrammetric survey using precision aerial photography can also assist in Volumetric computations. Aerial photographs are analyzed using previously placed ground control points. These control points enable the determination of elevations (contour lines) and horizontal distances within the designated area. The target information is then used in developing the topographical map.
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Environmental Land Reclamation; Tennessee Strip Mines
Scott, Van Buren, and Morgan Counties, Tennessee
Tennessee Department of Mining
L.I. Smith provided GPS survey, digital imagery, and digital topographic mapping for six (6) abandoned strip mine sites. These sites are located throughout Scott, Van Buren and Morgan Counties, Tennessee. The sites totaled approximately 500 acres of varying relief in very rural locations. The GPS survey established twenty-four (24) ground control points based on Tennessee State Plane Coordinate system.
The digital mapping was delivered in both Microstation “DGN” and Autocad “DWG” formats. The final delivery was 1”=200’ map scale with 2’ contours. Final plots were delivered as 24” x 36” sheets. A digital image of each site was delivered in TIFF format. All digital files were delivered on electronic format to the State of Tennessee.
Camden Chert Mine
Benton County, Tennessee
L.I. Smith assisted Teague Transports with obtaining the permitting required for its additional capacity at the Camden Chert Mine in Benton County, Tennessee. First a survey was completed to delineate the current mining permitting area, define the Phase 2 permitting area and also the maximum mining area.
The subject property boundary lines, adjoiners, culverts, existing haul roads, creeks and discharge points, as well as other features were determined and mapped accordingly.
Henry County Sand and Gravel Borrow Pit (40 acres), Henry County, Tennessee
J.R. Hayes Construction Company
L.I. Smith provided surveying and engineering to design a mass-grading to prepare the site for resale as commercial development, including permitting for erosion prevention and sediment control.