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Pointe Marina Proposed Commercial Marina Development

Norris Reservoir, Campbell County, Tennessee

UPDATE - Final Environmental Assessment Complete

On April 26, 2012, TVA issued a finding of no significant impact and final environmental assessment (EA) for the Pointe Marina’s proposal to construct and operate a commercial marina on Norris Reservoir in Campbell County, Tennessee.  The marina would have up to 500 boat slips, a restaurant and retail marina store, and a public boat-launching ramp.  The proposed marina would be built in phases as dictated by demand.  TVA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) jointly prepared the EA.

The proposed marina requires approval by TVA under Section 26a of the TVA Act and by USACE under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.

The anticipated impacts from constructing and operating the marina facility with 500 boat slips have been considered in this final EA and will be considered in the permitting process.  In order to reduce potential impacts, special permit conditions have been developed to reduce or avoid adverse environmental impacts.  Additionally, a phased permit condition to limit initial project development to 300 boat slips been developed to reduce impacts to water-related recreation.

Public Involvement

USACE and TVA released a draft EA for public review on April 20, 2011, and public comments were accepted through May 31, 2011. Comments received on the draft EA are addressed in the final EA.  USACE and TVA issued Joint Public Notice (JPN) 09-03 on March 19, 2009, to advertise the applicant’s initial proposal for a 799-vessel capacity facility.  The initial marina proposal was modified to a 500-vessel capacity to address public concerns.


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Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 97 kb)

Final Environmental Assessment (PDF, 360 kb)


Appendix A (PDF, 323 kb)
Project Vicinity Maps

Appendix B (PDF, 3.5 mb)
Applicant’s “Final” Proposal Drawings

Appendix C (PDF, 1.1 mb)
Joint Public Notice 09-03

Appendix D (PDF, 301 kb)
TDEC Water Quality Certification

Appendix E (PDF, 1.8 mb)
Site Inspection Report and Photographs

Appendix F (PDF, 1.6 mb)

Appendix G (PDF, 165 kb)
Boating Pollution Laws and Regulations

Appendix H (PDF, 434 kb)
Recreation Facilities in the Vicinity of the Proposed Marina

Appendix I (PDF, 288 kb)
Boating Density Analysis – A Technical Report

Appendix J (PDF, 220 kb)
Pointe Marina Boating Density Worksheet

Appendix K (PDF, 493 kb)
Roadway Network and Vehicle Traffic Counts in Project Vicinity

Appendix L (PDF, 300 kb)
Draft EA Public Comments and Commenters

Appendix M (PDF, 263 kb)
Joint Public Notice Comment Responses

Appendix N (PDF, 141 kb)
404 (b)(1) Guidance Compliance Checklist


For more information or a printed or digital copy of the document, contact:

Kelly R. Baxter
Tennessee Valley Authority
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902-1499
Phone: (865) 632-2444



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