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City of Sevierville Intake Reevaluation


On February 4, 2005, Environmental Policy and Planning (EP&P) completed an adoption of a jointly prepared U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Assessment (EA) and signed a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for Section 26a approval of the proposed Sevierville Water Systems (SWS) intake and water treatment plant at French Broad River Mile 27.5 (see original project summary). On February 4, TVA also issued its conditional Section 26a permit. On April 6, Aquarius Marine, Inc., on behalf of SWS (subcontractor to the primary contractor, W. Rogers Company), presented a proposal to TVA, in connection with the approved intake installation, to rent an upstream piece of private land for use as a staging and launch area at approximate FBRM 27.9. The need for such an area was only recently determined by SWS to be necessary to implement the project. The staging area is outside the area assessed in the previously completed EA and final TVA FONSI. Therefore, a separate evaluation was undertaken to assess the potential environmental impacts of its use, in part, because archaeological resources are known to occur in the area. Based on discussion with SWS's consulting archaeologist and inspeciton of the site proposed to be affected, TVA Cultural Resources staff concur that there is no likelihood of impacting any archaeological resources by using the site. The stipulations under the Memorandum of Agreement that was finalized in January 2005 would continue to remain in effect. The previous FONSI is still valid.


Finding of No Significant Impact (34 kb, PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)


A copy of the USACE final EA, Statement of Findings and FONSI (referenced attachments) can be provided upon request. Write Stanford E. Davis, Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 W. Summit Hill Dr., WT 8C, Knoxville, TN 37902, or call him at 865-632-2915.

Comments, questions, or a request for a copy of the above information may also be sent via e-mail to Stanford E. Davis.

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