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Laurel Marina Expansion

Sullivan County, Tennessee

On December 21, 2006, TVA issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the proposed expansion of the Laurel Marina and Yacht Club, Inc. facilities on South Holston Reservoir. The proposed expansion requires approval under Section 26a of the TVA Act. It also requires approval by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbor Act and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. TVA and the Corps jointly prepared an environmental assessment of the facility expansion.

The project site is at South Fork Holston River mile 56.5 in Sullivan County, Tennessee adjacent to the Cherokee National Forest. No U.S. Forest Service or new TVA land or landrights are involved in the expansion. The actions involve a request to approve dredge fill for parking lot construction, expanded harbor limits, and new boat slips. In response to numerous comments from the public and state and federal agencies, the marina owner twice revised the project plans and committed to carrying out mitigation measures.

A draft of the environmental assessment was circulated for public comment in September and October, 2006. Comments received on this draft have been addressed in the final environmental assessment.

TVA issued the Section 26a permit to Laurel Marina on December 21, 2006.


PDF files require Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 91 kb)

Environmental Assessment (PDF, 236 kb)

Appendix A (PDF, 1.9 mb)
Appendix B (PDF, 1.4 kb)
Appendix C (PDF, 5.4 mb)
Appendix D (PDF, 1.3 mb)
Appendix E (PDF, 200 kb)
Appendix F (PDF, 2.9 mb)
Appendix G (PDF, 472 kb)
Appendix H (PDF, 120 kb)
Appendix I (PDF, 772 kb)
Appendix J (PDF, 616 kb)
Appendix K (PDF, 1.1 mb)


Anne W. Patrick, Land Use Representative
Tennessee Valley Authority
106 Tri-Cities Business Park Dr.
Gray, TN 37615


Stanford E. Davis, Senior Specialist, NEPA Services
Tennessee Valley Authority
400 West Summit Hill Dr., WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902

Contact Anne Patrick at 432-467-3809 or Stan Davis at 865-632-2915 to obtain a copy of the DEA and appendix material.  

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