Public Notice<br /><br />Old 179 Mitigation Site<br /><br />Grady County, Georgia<br /><br />This notice is to inform the public of an application submitted by the Grady County Board of Commissioners for a variance to encroach within the 25-foot State waters buffer pursuant to the Georgia Erosion and Sedimentation Act O.C.G.A. 12-7-6(15). he public is invited to comment during a 30-day period regarding the proposed stream buffer encroachment associated with stream and riparian restoration activities at the Old 179 Mitigation Site, Grady County, Georgia. The mitigation project involves stream and wetland restoration activities along four unnamed tributaries to Swamp Creek. The applicant proposes to impact 6,240 linear feet of the 25-foot buffer along four unnamed tributaries to Swamp Creek in order to implement stream restoration activities. Stream mitigation activities will include the restoration of all degraded on-site streams through Priority 1 and 2 natural channel restoration. Once construction is complete, the 25-foot buffer will be revegetated with native trees and shrubs. Plans may be reviewed at Eco-South, Inc., located at1165 Church Street, Covington, Georgia 30014. Since the State of Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has no authority to zone property or determine land use, only those comments addressing issues related to air, water, and land protection will be considered. ritten comments may be submitted until December 14, 2012 to: Michael Berry, EPD Nonpoint Source Program, Erosion and Sedimentation Control, 4220 International Parkway, Suite 101, Atlanta, Georgia, 30354.