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Monday, September 15, 2003

TVA’s Shoreline-Construction Regulations Updated, Available Online
TVA has updated regulations for construction along the shoreline of the Tennessee River and reservoir system and has made the regulations accessible to the public on the Internet.

The regulations were amended to include new sections and to provide clarity. Highlights include the following:

  • Providing an 18-month window to begin construction after a permit is issued.
  • Requiring that all new flotation materials for docks and piers be encased and commercially manufactured for marine use.
  • Establishing rules governing the installation of underground and above-ground fuel-storage tanks and marina-sewage pump-out stations and development within flood zones of TVA reservoirs.
  • Adding residential shoreline-management guidelines from TVA’s 1999 Shoreline Management Policy.

Section 26a of the TVA Act requires that landowners or developers obtain TVA approval before any construction that affects navigation, flood control or public lands along the shoreline of TVA reservoirs or in the Tennessee River or its tributaries. Regulations under Section 26a are designed to ensure that construction along the shoreline and in waters of the Tennessee River system does not have a negative effect on TVA’s management of the river system or its ability to carry out the unified development and regulation of the Tennessee River.

Click here for complete rules covering shoreline-construction permits.

Advance Ticket Sales Next Two Wednesdays for Knoxville’s ‘Downtown United for United Way’
TVA is among the sponsors of a “Downtown United for United Way” hot-dog cookout scheduled for 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, on the West Tower Plaza in Knoxville.

The menu will include two hot dogs, chips and a drink for $5. Popcorn will be free, and ice cream will be sold for 50 cents.

Employees will have an opportunity to buy advance tickets for the event Wednesday, Sept. 17, and Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on the West Tower Plaza. LeAnne Stribley, Executive Vice President of Administration and Executive Campaign Manager of TVA’s Smoky Mountain Region CFC, will be on hand to help sell advance tickets. Free popcorn will be available.

All proceeds will be donated to charities, and all money from the advance sales will be credited to TVA for its Combined Federal Campaign. Proceeds from ticket sales the day of the event will benefit the United Way of Greater Knoxville.

Other sponsors of the hot-dog cookout include AmSouth Bank, radio station B-97.5, the Central Business Improvement District, the City of Knoxville, First Tennessee Bank, Fischer’s Meats, Food City, Frito Lay, Home Federal Bank, ImagePoint, Kimberly-Clark and Knoxville Utilities Board.

Chattanooga Friendship Games Raise $2,500 for Special Olympics
The Chattanooga Area Friendship Games 2003, with the events held at various times between June and August this year, raised $2,500 for the Special Olympics.

The annual event, which dates back to 1986, promotes employee morale, physical fitness and improved communications among fellow workers. All proceeds exceeding expenses to the Special Olympics.

Donations in previous years have ranged from $1,000 to $2,500. The amount donated varies from year to year, depending on the number of events and participants involved. The goal this year was to raise at least $2,000.

In addition to employees, participants include spouses, children, retirees, contractors and interns.

Here are this year’s winners in the various events.

2003 Friendship Games Award Summary
3-on-3 Basketball
First place: Atomic Ballers; William Washington, Captain
Second place: The Bulls; Lee McCrea, Captain
Third place: Still Hustlin; Chris Palmer, Captain

First place: Norris’ Nightmare’s; Jeff Boggess, Captain (score: 56)
Second place: Master Blasters; Ron Masterson, Captain (score: 57)
Third place: Atom Splitters; Evelyn Williams, Captain (score: 58)

First place: Ron Bond
Second place: Jim Kumbar
Third place: Jeff Newton

First place: Strike Gold; Gene Nelson, Captain (score: 2,339)
Second place: 7-10 Split; Chris Palmer, Captain (score: 2,323)
Third place: Ebony’s Finest; Willie Mae Gilliam, Captain (score: 2,318)

High-scoring male: Jim Kumbar (score: 588)
High-scoring female: Leeh Butcher (score: 467)

First place: Long Rangers; Mike Clements, Captain
Second place: Umpire’s Worst Nighmare; Vivian Jones, Captain
Third place: Ball Busters; John Duncan, Captain

First place: Juggernauts; Toby Headrick, Captain
Second place: Vertically Challenged; Jim Kumbar, Captain
Third place: Megan Jam; Howard Ricks, Captain

Chattanooga Engineers Club Meeting Today
The Chattanooga Engineers Club will meet at noon today at the Read House in downtown Chattanooga.

Aniekan Ebiefung, a mathematics professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, will discuss his book, Responsible Use of the Internet in Education. The book contains instructional materials used in workshops conducted for Chattanooga-area teachers by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

A buffet lunch for $10 will be available for attendees beginning at 11:30 a.m. Free parking (for those who leave a notice on their dash indicating they are with the Chattanooga Engineers Club) is available for attendees at the Day’s Inn on Carter Street.

Click here ttp:// for a map to the Read House.

Reservations are not required, and guests are welcome. For more information, call Richard Smith at 751-7024 or Brad Baucom at 648-3582.

Knoxville Tech Society Meeting Today
The Technical Society of Knoxville will have a luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. today at the Radisson Summit Hill in Knoxville.

Jim Kulesz, Special Projects Manager at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will be the speaker. He will discuss SensorNet, a nationwide detection-and-assessment system for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats.

Guests are welcome. Lunch is optional and is available to members and guests for $10, which includes free parking at the hotel. For more information, call Peter Scheffler at 632-8040 or Phil Dodson at 632-6535.

Professional Engineers Group To Meet Tuesday in Florence
The Muscle Shoals Chapter of the Alabama Society of Professional Engineers will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Logan’s Roadhouse in Florence, Ala.

Doug Myers, a chemical engineer retired from TVA, will discuss the Waste Reduction & Technology Transfer Foundation. Developed and originally funded by TVA, the foundation is a nonprofit organization that draws on the talents of retired engineers and scientists to conduct onsite waste-reduction and pollution-prevention assessments for industries and businesses.

The meeting is intended to provide one professional-development-hour credit toward Professional Engineers license renewal, as each engineer deems appropriate. For more information, call or e-mail Don Lokey (386-2035).

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