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Land-Use Decisions

Pending Decisions

None at this time.


Recent Decisions

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.

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.

Public Recreation Easement in Soddy Daisy

TVA is considering a request to grant a 30-year public recreation easement over about 48 acres at two public parks on Chickamauga Reservoir at Soddy Creek miles 4.1 (right bank) and 3.5 (right bank) in Hamilton County, Tenn.

Public Recreation Easement on Kentucky Reservoir

TVA is considering a request to grant a 30-year public recreation easement over approximately 6.2 acres on Kentucky Reservoir at Big Bear Creek - mile 1.4 (left bank) - in Marshall County, Kentucky.

Section 26a Permit for a Commercial Marina Expansion Request on Kentucky Reservoir

TVA is considering a request for a Section 26a permit to reconfigure and expand existing marina facilities at Lakeview Cottages and Marina on Kentucky Reservoir.

Section 26a Permit Request for a Commercial Marina Expansion on Kentucky Reservoir

TVA is considering a request for a Section 26a permit to install additional boat slips, expand the harbor area by about 5 percent, and dredge portions of the harbor at Pebble Isle Marina on Kentucky Reservoir.

Transfer of TVA Property on Pickwick Reservoir

TVA is considering a request by the State of Mississippi to transfer approximately 174 acres within Yellow Creek Port for use by the Mississippi Development Authority for the purpose of continuing industrial development pursuant to Section 4(k)(b) of the TVA Act.

TVA Selects Concessionaire Manager for Six Campgrounds Located on TVA Dam Reservations in Tennessee

TVA has selected Recreation Resource Management Inc. as the concessionaire manager to operate and maintain six campgrounds located on TVA dam reservations in Tennessee.

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 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.