December 8, 2008
Commercial Marina Operation
Tennessee River mile 571.5R, Watts Bar Reservoir, Roane County, Tennessee
Paul Lequire of Brown Smith Long Island View Condominiums Inc., the new owner of Long Island Marina, has proposed the operation of a commercial marina facility.
The property is located on Watts Bar Reservoir, 1060 Paint Rock Ferry Road, Roane County, Tennessee, at Tennessee River mile 571.5R. The site has historically been used as a marina.
The first phase of the request is to place five new floating dock facilities to accommodate 93 slips, pump-out facilities, and continuing operation of the existing gas dock. These facilities replace previously approved facilities in the existing harbor. TVA is reviewing the existing harbor limits to ensure no impacts occur to adjoining property owners with access rights. The request will also require a license agreement with TVA for use of 3.97 acres of TVA-managed land.
TVA is interested in receiving comments on the potential of the proposed action to affect the environment or historic properties and identifying any other issues associated with this proposal. All written comments on this proposed action must be received on or before December 17, 2008, and should be directed to:
TVA Watts Bar-Clinch Watershed Team
260 Interchange Park Lane
Lenoir City, Tennessee 37772-5664