18 CFR 1304.204 - Docks, piers, and boathouses.

§ 1304.204 Docks, piers, and boathouses.

Applicants are responsible for submitting plans for proposed docks, piers, and boathouses that conform to the size standards specified in this section. Where and if site constraints at the proposed construction location preclude a structure of the maximum size, TVA shall determine the size of facility that may be approved. Applicants are required to submit accurate drawings with dimensions of all proposed facilities.

(a) Docks, piers, boathouses, and all other residential water-use facilities shall not exceed a total footprint area of greater than 1000 square feet.

(b) Docks, boatslips, piers, and fixed or floating boathouses are allowable. These and other water-use facilities associated with a lot must be sited within a 1000-square-foot rectangular or square area at the lakeward end of the access walkway that extends from the shore to the structure. Access walkways to the water-use structure are not included in calculating the 1000-foot area.

(c) Docks and walkway(s) shall not extend more than 150 feet from the shoreline, or more than one-third the distance to the opposite shoreline, whichever is less.

(d) All fixed piers and docks on Pickwick, Wilson, Wheeler, Guntersville, and Nickajack Reservoirs shall have deck elevations at least 18 inches above full summer pool level; facilities on all other reservoirs, shall be a minimum of 24 inches above full summer pool.

(e) All docks, piers, and other water-use facilities must be attached to the shore with a single walkway which must connect from land to the structure by the most direct route and must adjoin the access corridor.

(f) Docks, piers, and boathouses may be fixed or floating or a combination of the two types.

(g) Roofs are allowed on boatslips, except on Kentucky Reservoir where roofs are not allowed on fixed structures due to extreme water level fluctuations. Roofs over docks or piers to provide shade are allowed on all reservoirs.

(h) Docks proposed in subdivisions recorded after November 1, 1999, must be placed at least 50 feet from the neighbors' docks. When this density requirement cannot be met, TVA may require group or community facilities.

(i) Where the applicant owns or controls less than 50 feet of property adjoining TVA shoreline, the overall width of the facilities permitted along the shore shall be limited to ensure sufficient space to accommodate other property owners.

(j) Covered boatslips may be open or enclosed with siding.

(k) Access walkways constructed over water and internal walkways inside of boathouses shall not exceed six feet in width.

(l) Enclosed space shall be used solely for storage of water-use equipment. The outside dimensions of any completely enclosed storage space shall not exceed 32 square feet and must be located on an approved dock, pier, or boathouse.

(m) Docks, piers, and boathouses shall not contain living space or sleeping areas. Floor space shall not be considered enclosed if three of the four walls are constructed of wire or screen mesh from floor to ceiling, and the wire or screen mesh leaves the interior of the structure open to the weather.

(n) Except for nonnavigable houseboats approved in accordance with subpart B of this part, toilets and sinks are not permitted on water-use facilities.

(o) Covered docks, boatslips, and boathouses shall not exceed one story in height.

(p) Second stories on covered docks, piers, boatslips, or boathouses may be constructed as open decks with railing, but shall not be covered by a roof or enclosed with siding or screening.

(q) In congested areas or in other circumstances deemed appropriate by TVA, TVA may require an applicant's dock, pier, or boathouse to be located on an area of TVA shoreline not directly fronting the applicant's property.

This is a list of United States Code sections, Statutes at Large, Public Laws, and Presidential Documents, which provide rulemaking authority for this CFR Part.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 16 - CONSERVATION

§ 831 - Creation; short title

§ 831a - Membership, operation, and duties of the Board of Directors

§ 831b - Officers and employees; wages of laborers and mechanics; application of employees’ compensation provisions

§ 831b-1 - Acceptance of services of volunteers

§ 831c - Corporate powers generally; eminent domain; construction of dams, transmission lines, etc.

16 U.S. Code § 831c–1 - Bridges endangered or damaged by dams, etc.; compensation of and contracts with owner for protection, replacement, etc.

16 U.S. Code § 831c–2 - Civil actions for injury or loss of property or personal injury or death

16 U.S. Code § 831c–3 - Law enforcement

§ 831d - Directors; maintenance and operation of plant for production, sale, and distribution of fertilizer and power

§ 831e - Officers and employees; nonpolitical appointment; removal for violation

§ 831f - Control of plants and property vested in Corporation; transfer of other property to Corporation

§ 831g - Principal office of Corporation; books; directors’ oath

§ 831h - Annual financial statement; purchases and contracts; audit by Comptroller General

§ 831h-1 - Operation of dams primarily for promotion of navigation and controlling floods; generation and sale of electricity

16 U.S. Code § 831h–2 - Repealed. Pub. L. 86–137, § 1, Aug. 6, 1959, 73 Stat. 280

§ 831i - Sale of surplus power; preferences; experimental work; acquisition of existing electric facilities

§ 831j - Equitable distribution of surplus power among States and municipalities; improvement in production of fertilizer

§ 831k - Transmission lines; construction or lease; sale of power over other than Government lines; rates when sold for resale at profit

§ 831k-1 - Extension of credit to States, municipalities and nonprofit organizations to assist in operation of existing facilities

§ 831l - Financial assistance to States and local governments in lieu of taxation; apportionment; limitation on contracts for sale of power to municipalities; report to Congress

§ 831m - Allocation and charge of value and cost of plants to particular objects; cost accounting; reports of costs of operation; sale of surplus power at profit

§ 831m-1 - Tennessee Valley Authority least-cost planning program

§ 831n - Bonds for future construction; amount, terms, and conditions

§ 831n-1 - Bonds to carry out provisions of section 831k–1; amount, terms, and conditions

16 U.S. Code § 831n–2 - Bonds; limitation of issuance under sections 831n and 831n–1

16 U.S. Code § 831n–3 - Use of funds; limitation of issuance

16 U.S. Code § 831n–4 - Bonds for financing power program

§ 831o - Completion of unfinished plants authorized

§ 831p - Repealed. Pub. L. 89–554, § 8(a), Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 648

§ 831q - Eminent domain; contracts for relocation of railroads, highways, industrial plants, etc.

§ 831r - Patents; access to Patent and Trademark Office and right to copy patents; compensation to patentees

§ 831s - Possession by Government in time of war; damages to contract holders

§ 831t - Offenses; fines and punishment

§ 831u - Surveys; cooperation with States or other agencies

§ 831v - Legislation to carry out purposes of chapter; recommendation by President

§ 831w - Acquisition of real or personal property; payment by delivery of power; sale or lease of vacant land for industrial purposes

§ 831x - Condemnation proceedings; institution by Corporation; venue

§ 831y - Net proceeds over expense payable into Treasury

16 U.S. Code § 831y–1 - Approval of plans by Board as condition precedent to construction and operation; restraining action without approval; other laws unaffected

§ 831z - Authorization of appropriations

§ 831aa - Laws repealed

§ 831bb - Reservation of right to amend or repeal

§ 831cc - Separability

§ 831dd - Liberal construction of chapter; sale of surplus lands

§ 831ee - Essential stewardship activities

Title 18 published on 09-Jun-2018 03:50

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 18 CFR Part 1304 after this date.

  • 2018-01-17; vol. 83 # 11 - Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    1. 83 FR 2382 - Floating Cabin Regulation
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