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Dennen Steel Land Request and Associated Industrial Development - Yellow Creek Port

Tishomingo County, Mississippi

On March 10, 2010, TVA completed an environmental assessment (EA) and issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for Dennen Steel Corporation’s request for use of TVA property adjacent to Pickwick Reservoir, Tennessee-Tombigbee Mile 448.2 in Tishomingo County, Mississippi.  The property is near the Yellow Creek Port and would be used for industrial purposes.  

Under the proposed action, TVA would declare surplus and authorize the sale of approximately 13.6 acres of TVA property at a public auction in accordance with Section 31 of the TVA Act and the planned construction of an industrial manufacturing facility.  Authorization of the sale would be dependent on the understanding that the ensuing land uses would follow the proposed construction plan as provided by Dennen Steel.  TVA approval of the request would constitute an action in keeping with the Industrial (Zone 5) designated use of this property.  This request is consistent with the TVA Land Policy regarding economic development for reservoir properties.

Specific actions addressed in this EA include construction of a 50,000-square foot manufacturing facility, an adjacent office building, a vehicle parking area, and an access road, as well as installation of water and sewer service lines, and such actions would disturb about 6 acres of the subject property.  The manufacturing process would occur entirely within the facility and would include steel coil slitting, the stamping of metal parts utilizing presses of various tonnage, and secondary operations to the stamped parts such as press brake forming or fastener insertion.


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Finding of No Significant Impact (217, kb)

Environmental Assessment (670, kb)

Attachment A - TVA Public Notices (249, kb)

Attachment B - List of Plant Species Observed Within the Study Area (111, kb)

Attachment C - List of Plant and Animal Species of Conservation Concern (119, kb)

Attachment D - Wetland Assessments and Correspondence (1.3, Mb)

Attachment E - Cultural Resources Correspondence (137, kb)

Attachment F - Assessment of Potential Vehicle Traffic Impacts (101, kb)

Attachment G - List of Chemicals Planned for Use at Dennen Steel Facility (76, kb)



For more information, contact:
Kelly R. Baxter, NEPA Specialist
Tennessee Valley Authority
400 W. Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902-1401
Phone: 865-632-2444
Fax: 865-632-3451