TVA has made a decision concerning its decision to refurbish and reopen access to the boat ramp at the John Sevier Gas Plant at 611 OLD HWY 70 S, Rogersville, TN 37857-5401. Access was closed to the boat ramp in 2015 when the coal plant ceased operations and the site was undergoing remediation. A popular fishing site, TVA has received numerous requests to reopen the area.
TVA held a public comment period for this project from 04/10/17 through 05/09/17. TVA appreciates the feedback that we received. After thoughtful consideration, TVA plans to reopen the boat ramp and provide boating access for fishing at the John Sevier site.
TVA’s first priority for all of its facilities is safety. TVA’s operating permit, safety, and security concerns at the site require us to limit access to the coal ash storage areas. Only boat access will be allowed at the ramp and the campground will remain closed. Due to the discharge channel not having flowing water and permit requirements to limit access, the fishermen’s walkway will not be reopened.
The environmental document, a Categorical Exclusion, for this project including public comments that TVA received and responses is posted below.
More information on this environmental review can be obtained from: