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Occidental Chemical Corporation, Barge Terminal Modification and Outfall

Humphreys County, Tennessee

On December 17, 2012, TVA issued an environmental assessment (EA) and a finding of no significant impact for the proposed Occidental Chemical Corporation, Dallas, Texas (OxyChem) modifications and operation of an existing E.I. DuPont De Nemours (DuPont) dock facility, and to install a waste water outfall into the Tennessee River at approximate River Mile 98.1 in Humphreys County near New Johnsonville, Tennessee.  The modified dock and new waste water outfall will support a new membrane-cell chlor-alkali production plant which will supply chlorine and caustic soda to the adjacent DuPont Chemical plant, thereby eliminating the need for chlorine delivery via the river.  The proposed facility would also be used to load caustic soda to ship to customers other than DuPont.

The proposed expansion requires approval under Section 26a of the TVA Act. It also requires approval by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbor Act and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. USACE cooperated with TVA in the preparation of an EA.


PDF files require Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Finding of No Significant Impact (80 kb, PDF)

Final Environmental Assessment (716 kb, PDF)

Attachment A  Application and Summary (2.3 mb, PDF)

Attachment B  Project Plans (1.0 mb, PDF)

Attachment C  No Practicable Alternative Analysis (75 kb, PDF)

Attachment D  Biological Assessment (10.9 mb, PDF)

Attachment E  Biological Opinion (2.3 mb, PDF)  

Attachment F  Agency Correspondence (2.7 mb, PDF)  

Attachment G  Air Quality Permits (1.1 mb, PDF)  

Attachment H  Public Notice and Comments (3.6 mb, PDF)



For more information or to request an electronic or printed copy of any of the documents, contact:

Samantha Strickland, Project Leader
Tennessee Valley Authority
P.O. Box 1010, MPB 1H
Muscle Shoals, Alabama 35662
(256) 386-2643


Richard L. Toennisson, Contract NEPA Specialist
Tennessee Valley Authority
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
(856) 632-8517




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