Land-Use Decisions

Pending Decisions

Joint Public Notice US Army Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Valley Authority for Commercial Recreation Development on Tellico Reservoir

TVA and the US Army Corps of Engineers is interested in receiving comments on the proposed action’s potential to affect the environment or historic properties, and to identify any other issues associated with this request.

Proposed Commercial Recreation Easement on Fontana Reservoir

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is seeking proposals from qualified candidates or companies to develop, operate, and maintain Fontana Village Resort

Proposed Easement for Fooshee Pass Recreation Area on Watts Bar Reservoir

TVA is considering a request to grant a 30-year recreation easement over 69.4 acres at Fooshee Pass Recreation Area on Watts Bar Reservoir at Tennessee River Mile 538.2L in Meigs County, Tennessee.

Proposed Easement on Chickamauga Reservoir for the City of Dayton

TVA is considering a request to grant a permanent easement over approximately 7.8 acres on Chickamauga Reservoir at Richland Creek opposite Tennessee River Mile 504.4 in Dayton, Tennessee.

Proposed Public Recreation Easement on Pin Oak Reservoir

TVA is considering a request for a public recreation easement over approximately 1,752 acres on Pin Oak Reservoir at Brown Creek, in Henderson County, Tennessee.

Proposed Recreation Easement and Road Easement on Great Falls Reservoir

TVA is considering a request to grant a 40-year public and commercial recreation easement over 367 acres at Rock Island State Park,

Proposed Section 26a for a Commercial Marina on Watts Bar Reservoir

TVA is considering a Section 26a application request by Tennessee National LLC (TNLLC) to convert their previously approved private facility to a commercial marina.

Proposed Section 26a Permit for Modifications to Young Harris Water Sports Marina on Chatuge Reservoir

TVA is considering a request by Young Harris Water Sports for a Section 26a permit to modify an existing marina on Chatuge Reservoir.

Proposed Section 26a Permit, Harbor Limit Expansion, and License for Commercial Recreation on Norris Reservoir

TVA is considering a request by Manasa Marina Inc., for a license for commercial recreation purposes and a Section 26a permit for commercial marina facilities and expansion of harbor limits for Whitman Hollow Marina on Norris Reservoir.

Proposed Slip Additions to King Creek Resort on Kentucky Reservoir

TVA is considering a request for a Section 26a permit to add twelve new floating boat slips at King Creek Resort on Kentucky Reservoir.

Recent Decisions

Commercial Recreation Easement

TVA is considering a request to grant a 30-year commercial recreation easement over approximately 9 acres on Norris Reservoir at Hunting Creek Mile 1.2 (left bank) in Union County, Tenn.

Commercial Recreation Easement on Guntersville Reservoir

TVA is considering a request to grant a 30-year commercial recreation easement over about 33 acres and to establish harbor limits on Guntersville Reservoir at Honeycomb Creek Mile 1.6 (right bank) in Marshall County, Ala.

Deed Modification on Kentucky Reservoir for Carol Mascolo

TVA is considering a request for deed modification over approximately 50 acres on Kentucky Reservoir

Easement on Pickwick Reservoir

TVA is considering a request to grant a 30-year easement over approximately 2 acres of land on Pickwick Reservoir at Spring Creek Mile 0.4 (right bank) in Colbert County, Alabama.

Gas Pipeline Easement on Fort Loudoun Reservoir

TVA is considering a request to grant a permanent easement over approximately 2 acres on Fort Loudoun Reservoir at Tennessee River, Knob Creek Mile 637.6 (left and right bank) in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Gas Pipeline Easement on Guntersville Reservoir

TVA is considering a request to grant a permanent easement over approximately 3.2 acres on Guntersville Reservoir at Tennessee River Mile 405.75 (left and right bank) in Jackson County, Alabama.

Proposed Boat Dock on the French Broad River

TVA is considering a request for a Section 26a permit to construct a 400-square foot boat dock at French Broad River mile 28.2 (left bank) in Sevier County, Tennessee.

Proposed Commercial Recreation Easement on Chickamauga Reservoir for Sale Creek Campground

TVA is considering a request to grant a 30-year recreation easement over approximately 35 acres at Sale Creek Campground, currently under a lease agreement, on Chickamauga Reservoir

Proposed Commercial Recreation Easement on Watauga Reservoir

TVA is considering a request to grant a 30-year commercial recreation easement over 7.3 acres at Watauga Lake Shore Resort

Proposed Commercial Recreation License on Norris Reservoir

TVA is considering a request to grant a commercial recreation license over 2.2 acres (water-based for harbor limits to consist of wet slips only) located at Launch Lane of Deerfield Cove

Proposed Commercial Recreation License on Norris Reservoir

TVA is considering a request to grant a commercial recreation license over 11.1 acres (water-based for harbor limits for wet slips only) at Deerfield Resort

Proposed Commercial Recreation License on Pickwick Reservoir

TVA is considering a request for a new commercial recreation license and Section 26a permit to operate commercial recreation facilities at Cypress Shores Campground on Pickwick Reservoir

Proposed Deed Modification on Chickamauga Reservoir

TVA is considering a request for a deed modification over approximately 26.8 acres of land on Chickamauga Reservoir at Hiwassee River Mile 16.4 (left bank), in Bradley County, Tennessee.

Proposed Deed Modification on Melton Hill Reservoir for Aspire Foundation

TVA is considering a request to grant a deed modification over approximately 1.52 acres on Melton Hill Reservoir at Clinch River Mile 61.9 in Anderson County, Tennessee.

Proposed Easement for Skull Island Campground on Chickamauga Reservoir

TVA is considering a request to grant a 30-year recreation easement over 18.27 acres at Skull Island Campground on Chickamauga Reservoir at Tennessee River mile 485.2 in Hamilton County, Tennessee.

Proposed Easement on Guntersville Reservoir for Electric Board of Guntersville

TVA is considering a request to grant a permanent easement over approximately 3 acres on Guntersville Reservoir at Tennessee River Mile 358.5.

Proposed Harbor Limit Change on Norris Reservoir

TVA is considering a request to grant a harbor limit change at Flat Hollow Marina on Norris Reservoir at Powell River mile 19.0R.

Proposed Lease Supplement on Fontana Reservoir

TVA is considering supplementing the existing lease with Fontana Village, Inc. (FVI) to modify lease rental terms and tenure.

Proposed Permanent Easement on TVA Muscle Shoals Reservation for Alabama Chapter of American Chestnut Foundation

TVA is considering a request to grant a permanent easement over approximately 7.64 acres of TVA Muscle Shoals Reservation property in Colbert County, Alabama.

Proposed Section 26a Permit on Douglas Reservoir

TVA is considering a request to grant a Section 26a permit for a new commercial marina by Smoky Mountain Lake Adventures on Douglas Reservoir.

Review process

TVA is the steward of 293,000 acres of public land, which it manages by carefully balancing public needs and agency goals. Land use requests from the public or private sectors can be submitted to any of TVA’s regional watershed offices. Major requests, when they’re in accord with TVA’s integrated resource management mission, will be submitted to the TVA Board for approval. The watershed offices can handle minor requests.

TVA’s rulings are governed by the National Environmental Policy Act, which requires that decisions take into account the proposed actions’ environmental impact and their effect on cultural and historical properties and artifacts.

Go to Environmental Reviews for information on environmental impact statements and assessments, and other related documents.