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Columbus-DeKalb 161-kV Transmission Line - Tap to Paulette

Final environmental assessment


TVA has prepared an environmental assessment of the proposed Columbus-DeKalb 161-kV Transmission Line  Tap to Paulette.  TVA would construct approximately 8.0 miles of new 161-kV transmission line on new right-of-way 100 feet in width in Noxubee County, Mississippi.


The environmental assessment can be viewed by section, as noted below (PDF files, require Adobe Acrobat Reader).

Environmental Assessment (840 kb)

Finding of No Significant Impact (172 kb)
Based on the final EA, TVA issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) on December 4, 2003.  This document explains TVA’s decision to tap the Columbus-DeKalb 161-kV Transmission Line and construct a 161-kV transmission line to Four County EPA’s new Paulette Substation. As stated in the FONSI, we conclude that the proposed action will not have a significant impact on the quality of the environment. The entire FONSI can be viewed here.

To request a printed copy of the final EA, including all attachments, please contact:

Anita E. Masters, Senior NEPA Specialist

Environmental Policy and Planning
Tennessee Valley Authority
1101 Market Street, MR 2T
Chattanooga, TN 37402