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Hardin Bottoms - Proposed Riprap Bank Stabilization, Boat Ramps, and Infrastructure Improvements

Kentucky Lake, Perry County, Tennessee

On March 6, 2009, TVA issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) in association with proposed bank stabilization between Tennessee River Miles (TRMs) 147.2 and 152.8 (right bank, facing downstream), construction of boat launching ramps at TRMs 148.9 and 149.8, and installation of additional infrastructure on adjacent private land in Perry County, Tennessee.  GGP LLC proposes to install 21,500 linear feet of buried water line and to construct a roadway requiring approximately 1,500 cubic yards of fill on its property for the development of a recreational vehicle campground.  Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative proposes to install aerial utility poles for a 7.2-kilovolt power line on this property to serve the campground.

The proposed riprap and boat ramps require TVA approval under Section 26a of the TVA Act and permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.  The deposit of fill material associated with the proposed boat ramps meets USACE criteria for Nationwide Permit #36.  TVA holds a flowage easement over the subject property, and the proposed infrastructure improvements are subject to approval under Section 26a because they could affect flood storage or navigation.

USACE completed an environmental assessment (EA) for the proposed riprap and boat ramps on February 23, 2009.  TVA has adopted the USACE EA, which is presented below with TVA’s FONSI.


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Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 1.7 mb)

USACE Environmental Assessment (PDF, 130 kb)

Appendices to USACE Environmental Assessment
Appendix A (PDF, 1.4 mg) Memorandum for the Record Site Inspection

Appendix B (PDF, 896 kb) Joint Public Notice 08-15

Appendices C and D (PDF, 561 kb)
Appendix C – 404(B)(1) Guidelines Compliance Evaluation
Appendix D – Public Responses

Appendices E and F (PDF, 141 kb)
Appendix E – Water Quality Certification
Appendix F – Phase I Archaeological Survey

Appendix G (PDF, 1.6 mg) Mussel Survey

Appendices H and I (PDF, 1 mg)
Appendix H – Restrictive Covenants
Appendix I – Special Conditions


For more information or a printed copy of the documents, contact:
James F. Williamson, Senior NEPA Specialist
Tennessee Valley Authority
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone:  865-632-6418; Fax:  865-632-3451





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