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Proposed Knoxville South Waterfront Public Improvements

Fort Loudoun Reservoir, Knox County, Tennessee

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) jointly prepared a final environmental assessment (FEA) of the City of Knoxville’s proposal to redevelop three sections of riverfront in downtown Knoxville.  The public improvements proposed in the redevelopment are part of a plan the City adopted in 2006 to revitalize the area over a 20-year period.  Further information about this plan may be viewed at  The USACE and TVA released a draft EA (DEA) for public review from May 1 to May 30, 2009.  Comments on the DEA were received during that same time period and are addressed in this FEA.

The City’s current proposal involves constructing several features including riverwalks, temporary mooring facilities, and a fishing pier along the south side of the Tennessee River waterfront, also known as Knoxville South Waterfront.  The proposed public improvements require 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 FEA evaluates the potential environmental impacts of the City’s proposed actions. 



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Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 92 kb)

Final Environmental Assessment (PDF, 3.3 mb)

Appendices to the Final Environmental Assessment
Appendix A (PDF, 2.9 mb)
Revised Drawings and Supplemental Information

Appendix B (PDF, 1.6 mb)
TDEC Final Water Quality Permit

Appendix C (PDF, 382 kb)
Inspection Report and Photographs

Appendix D (PDF, 1.5 mb)
Joint Public Notice 08-51

Appendix E (PDF, 579 kb)
Public Notice Comments

Appendix F (PDF, 253 kb)
Programmatic Agreement for Archaeological Investigations

Appendix G (PDF, 185 kb)
Applicant’s Rebuttal

Appendix H (PDF, 136 kb)
Boat Density Worksheet

Appendix I (PDF, 638 kb)
“No Rise” Certification Letter

Appendix J (PDF, 129 kb)
404(b)(1) Guidelines Compliance Checklist


For more information or a printed copy of the document, contact:
Kelly R. Baxter, NEPA Specialist
Tennessee Valley Authority
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902-1499
Phone: (865) 632-2444; Fax: (865) 632-3451




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