Public Notices

DRAFT Environmental Assessment and Unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact for Revision of 2007 J. Percy Priest Dam and Reservoir Master Plan

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District
Published July 20, 2022
Expiration date: 8/27/2022

The US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Nashville District has prepared a Master Plan (MP) Update and associated Environmental Assessment (EA) and unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for J. Percy Priest Dam and Reservoir (JPP), which is located in Davidson County in Tennessee (Figure 1).  These documents are being provided to Federal and State agencies with jurisdiction by law or special expertise and members of the public.

The latest JPP MP was last updated in 2007.  The MP serves as a guide for coordination of project development and management of all land and water resources.  The intent of an updated MP is to present a current inventory and assessment of resources, provide an analysis of resource use, and evaluate existing and future needs required to protect and improve the value of resources at JPP. 

 A Scoping Letter regarding the revision of JPP’s MP was mailed on March 17, 2022, to solicit comments from the public.  Based on public, federal, state, local agencies and officials, Indian Tribes, and other interested parties’ comments to the March 2022 Scoping Letter, the Corps determined an EA was necessary to evaluate environmental impacts associated with the proposed changes to the JPP MP.

Two alternatives are considered in the EA:  1) No Action, which means there would be no update to the existing MP and no new resource classification, assessment or inventory would occur and operation and management of JPP would continue as outlined in the 2007 MP; and 2) Implementation of the Proposed MP Update, which would incorporate three actions: a) project land and water allocations and classifications would be made current, b) an analysis of resource use would be conducted, and c) an evaluation of existing/future needs and demands on the project would be completed.

This letter serves as a Notice of Availability for reviewing the EA and unsigned FONSI.  The EA was prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR 1500-1508), and the Corps Engineering Regulation 200-2-2, Policies and Procedures for Implementing NEPA.  Electronic copies of the documents can be found at:  https://www.lrn.usace.army.mil/Media/Public-Notices/

Please submit any written comments no later than 30 days from the date on this letter to ensure consideration in the Final EA.  Send written comments to the address listed on the letterhead, ATTN: CELRN-PMP (Cody A. Flatt), or email your comments to cody.a.flatt@usace.army.mil.  Your participation is greatly appreciated.