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The Preserve Marina Owners Association Community Dock-Haw Branch

Pickwick Reservoir, Hardin County, Tennessee

On January 27, 2009, TVA issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) and a final environmental assessment (FEA) for proposed private water use facilities in Haw Branch on Pickwick Reservoir.  The FEA was jointly prepared with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

TVA and USACE received a joint application in December 2006 from The Preserve Marina Owners Association Inc. for floating community boat slips in Haw Branch, along the right-descending bank of Pickwick Reservoir at Tennessee River Mile 209.6.  TVA and USACE issued a jointly prepared draft EA (DEA) of the proposed action for public comment in July 2007.  All comments received on the DEA have been included and addressed in the FEA.

The potential environmental effects of permitting, constructing, and operating the proposed facilities are examined and documented in the FEA.  The FEA also evaluates an associated access road from a previously approved ramp to an upland boat dry storage facility that would be built on nearby private land.

The boat slips and associated shoreline alterations require approval by TVA under Section 26a of the TVA Act and by the USACE under Section 10 of the River and Harbors Act and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.


PDF files require Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 119 kb)
Final Environmental Assessment (PDF, 515 kb)

Appendices to the Final Environmental Assessment

Appendices A and B (PDF, 1.3 mb)
Public Notice and Related Permits

Appendix C (PDF, 7.2 mb)
Photos of the Project Site and February 2007 Memoranda of On-Site Visits

Appendices D and E (PDF, 1.9 mb)
Aerial Photos and Boat Ramp and Upland Dry Storage Facility Information

Appendix F (PDF, 9.7 mb)
Public Notice Responses

Appendices G, H, and I (PDF, 3.4 mb)
Public Hearing Extension Requests and On-Site Responses, Memorandum of March 2007 Meeting with Applicant, Memorandum of March 2007 On-Site Inspection, March 2007 Response Letter to Mrs. Tigrett, and April 2007 Response Letter to Mrs. Jibeault

Appendices J, K, L, M, N, and O (PDF, 3.3 mb)
Project Conceptual Plans, Applicant Response Letters, Tennessee Historical Commission Letters, TVA Web Site Information for Pickwick Reservoir, Location Map of Intake Structures, Public Hearing Denial Memorandum

Appendix P (PDF, 2.7 kb)
Comments to the Circulated Draft Environmental Assessment


For more information or a printed copy of the documents, contact:
Stanford E. Davis, Senior NEPA Specialist
Tennessee Valley Authority
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone:  865-632-2915; Fax: 865-632-3451




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