Watts Bar Reservoir Land Management Plan, Loudon, Meigs, Rhea, and Roane Counties, TN
This notice is provided in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality's regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 to 1508) and TVA's procedures for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). TVA has updated its 1988 land management plan (1988 Plan) for 16,036 acres of TVA public land on Watts Bar Reservoir in Tennessee. On November 19, 2009, the TVA Board of Directors (TVA Board) decided to adopt the preferred alternative (Alternative B, Modified Development and Recreation) identified in the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) for the Watts Bar Reservoir Land Management Plan (WBRLMP). Under the alternative adopted by the Board, TVA-managed public land has been allocated into broad use categories or ``zones,'' including Project Operations (Zone 2), Sensitive Resource Management (Zone 3), Natural Resource Conservation (Zone 4), Industrial (Zone 5), Developed Recreation (Zone 6), and Shoreline Access (Zone 7). The allocations were made in a manner that implements TVA's November 2006 Land Policy.