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South Pittsburg 161-kV Delivery Point

Marion County, Tennessee

On August 20, 2014, TVA issued an environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for its proposal to construct and operate a 161-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in Marion County, Tennessee.  This new transmission line would supply electric power to a new 161-kV substation that is being constructed by the Sequatchie Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC), a local power company that distributes TVA power.  SVEC plans to construct the new substation in South Pittsburg to meet anticipated commercial and industrial demands in the area.  The new transmission line would connect the planned SVEC substation to TVA’s existing Nickajack-Jasper-Raccoon Mountain (tap to Tennol section) 161-kV Transmission Line.

The transmission line would be built on approximately 4 miles of 100-foot-wide right-of-way (ROW), which would occupy approximately 50 acres.  Construction would utilize single steel poles except for two river crossing towers, which would be less than 200 feet tall.

Additional information on this project is available, including background information, maps, and a project schedule.


PDF files require Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 891 kb)

Final Environmental Assessment without appendices (PDF, 982 kb)
Appendix A (PDF, 6,316 kb)
Appendices B-G (PDF, 111 kb)



To request further information or an electronic or printed copy of any of these documents, contact:

Anita E. Masters, NEPA Specialist
NEPA Program & Valley Projects
Tennessee Valley Authority
1101 Market Street, BR 4A
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402



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