Tennessee Valley Authority 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2011-29685
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-16
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
Meeting of the Regional Resource Stewardship Council
Document Number: 2011-24535
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-23
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The TVA Regional Resource Stewardship Council (RRSC) will hold a meeting on October 13 and October 14, 2011, to obtain views and advice on the topic of the regulation of non-navigable floating structures on TVA reservoirs. The RRSC was established to advise TVA on its natural resource stewardship activities. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2. The meeting agenda includes the following: 1. Introductions. 2. TVA Updates: Feedback from the TVA Board of Directors on the Council's previous advice, a summary of the Natural Resource Plan implementation plan for fiscal year 2012, and information about TVA's Recreation Program under the Natural Resource Plan. 3. Presentation(s) concerning the issues surrounding the regulation of non-navigable floating structures on TVA reservoirs. 4. Public Comments. 5. Council Discussion and Advice. The RRSC will hear opinions and views of citizens by providing a public comment session. The public comment session will be held at 10 a.m., EDT, on Friday, October 14. Persons wishing to speak are requested to register at the door by 9 a.m., EDT, on Friday, October 14 and will be called on during the public comment period. Handout materials should be limited to one printed page. Written comments are also invited and may be mailed to the Regional Resource Stewardship Council, Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11B, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902.
Natural Resource Plan
Document Number: 2011-23610
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-15
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is provided in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality's regulations (40 CFR parts1500 to 1508) and TVA's procedures for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act. TVA has decided to adopt the preferred alternative in its final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Natural Resource Plan (NRP). The notice of availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Natural Resource Plan was published in the Federal Register on July 15, 2011. The TVA Board of Directors accepted the NRP and authorized TVA's Chief Executive Officer to implement the preferred alternative at its August 18, 2011, meeting. This alternative, Blended Management, will guide TVA's natural resource management over the next 20 years.
Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, Sequoyah Nuclear Plant Units 1 and 2 License Renewal, Hamilton County, Tennessee
Document Number: 2011-22800
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-08
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
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 prepared the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, Sequoyah Nuclear Plant Units 1 and 2 License Renewal (hereafter referred to as Sequoyah License Renewal Final SEIS) to update existing environmental information and analyses for the continued operation of the Sequoyah Nuclear Plant (SQN) in Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee. A notice of availability (NOA) of the Sequoyah License Renewal Final SEIS was published in the Federal Register on July 1, 2011. On August 18, 2011, the TVA Board of Directors (TVA Board) decided to proceed with an application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to extend the operation of SQN Units 1 and 2, implementing the preferred alternative (Alternative 1SQN Units 1 and 2 License RenewalAction Alternative) identified in the Final SEIS.
Final Environmental Impact Statement, Single Nuclear Unit at the Bellefonte Plant Site, Jackson County, AL
Document Number: 2011-22079
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-30
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is provided in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality's regulations (40 CFR 1500 to 1508) and TVA's procedures implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). On August 18, 2011, the TVA Board of Directors approved the recommendation to complete and operate Bellefonte Nuclear Plant Unit 1. A notice of availability (NOA) of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for a Single Nuclear Unit at the Bellefonte Plant Site (hereafter referred to as Bellefonte FSEIS) was published in the Federal Register on May 21, 2010. On August 20, 2010, the TVA Board approved the expenditure of $248 million for additional engineering, design, and licensing activities, as well as the procurement of long lead-time components for the partially complete Bellefonte Unit 1. The ROD documenting this decision was published on September 9, 2010 (75 FR 54961). Bellefonte Unit 1 is a 1,260-megawatt (MW) Babcock and Wilcox- designed pressurized light water reactor. This interim decision was made in order to maintain Unit 1 as a viable alternative to meet the projected need for base load generation on the TVA system in 2018-2020.
Sunshine Act Meeting; August 18, 2011
Document Number: 2011-20917
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-16
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
Integrated Resource Plan
Document Number: 2011-16840
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-06
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
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 decided to adopt the preferred alternative in its final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). The notice of availability (NOA) of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Integrated Resource Plan was published in the Federal Register on March 11, 2011. The TVA Board of Directors accepted the IRP and authorized staff to implement the preferred alternative at its April 14, 2011, meeting. This alternative, the Preferred Planning Direction, will guide TVA's selection of energy resource options to meet the energy needs of the Tennessee Valley region over the next 20 years. The energy resource options include new nuclear, natural gas- fired, and renewable generation, increased energy efficiency and demand reduction, decreased coal-fired generation, and new energy storage capacity.
Tennessee Valley Authority Procedures
Document Number: 2011-16810
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-06
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Tennessee Valley Authority is amending its regulations which currently contain TVA's procedures for the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Privacy Act, and the Government in the Sunshine Act. TVA is adding procedures related to classified national security information.
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, as Amended; Proposed Collection, Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-16680
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-05
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The proposed information collection described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended). The Tennessee Valley Authority is soliciting public comments on this proposed collection as provided by 5 CFR Section 1320.8(d)(1).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-16564
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The proposed information collection described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended). The Tennessee Valley Authority is soliciting public comments on this proposed collection as provided by 5 CFR Section 1320.8(d)(1).
Permanent Dam Safety Modification at Cherokee, Fort Loudoun, Tellico, and Watts Bar Dams, TN
Document Number: 2011-14637
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-14
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is provided in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality's regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 to 1508) and Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) procedures for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). TVA will prepare an environmental review (in the form of an environmental assessment [EA] or an environmental impact statement [EIS]) to address the potential impacts to the natural, physical, and human environment resulting from various alternatives for permanent modifications to the existing dam facilities at Cherokee, Fort Loudoun, Tellico, and Watts Bar dams in Tennessee. The level of review will be determined after the public scoping process has been completed. TVA is evaluating long-term permanent solutions for dam safety modifications to replace interim modifications that were implemented at the dams.
Meeting of the Regional Resource Stewardship Council
Document Number: 2011-13753
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-03
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The TVA Regional Resource Stewardship Council (RRSC) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, to consider TVA's Natural Resource Plan. The RRSC was established to advise TVA on its natural resource stewardship activities. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2. The management of the Tennessee Valley reservoirs and the lands adjacent to them has long been an integral component of TVA's mission. As part of implementing the TVA Environmental Policy, TVA is developing a Natural Resource Plan (NRP) that will help prioritize techniques for the management of TVA's biological and cultural resource management activities, recreation management activities, water resource protection and improvement activities, and reservoir lands planning. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, TVA is also developing an accompanying Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in which TVA will evaluate the preferred strategy for the NRP, as well as other viable alternative strategies. TVA is using the RRSC as a key stakeholder group throughout the development of the NRP to advise TVA on the issues, tradeoffs, and focus of environmental stewardship activities. The draft NRP and accompanying draft EIS were recently released for public comment. At the June 2011 meeting, TVA will be seeking advice from the RRSC on issues regarding the programs which comprise the NRP. The meeting agenda includes the following: 1. Introductions. 2. Natural Resource Plan overview; Programs included in the NRP for biological, cultural, water, and recreational resources and reservoir lands planning; Historical spending; NRP funding and implementation; and incorporation of advice received from the RRSC at its April 2011 meeting. 3. Public Comments. 4. Council Discussion and Advice. The RRSC will hear opinions and views of citizens by providing a public comment session. The public comment session will be held at 2 p.m. E.D.T., on Wednesday, June 29. Persons wishing to speak are requested to register at the door by 1 p.m. E.D.T., on Wednesday, June 29 and will be called on during the public comment period. Handout materials should be limited to one printed page. Written comments are also invited and may be mailed to the Regional Resource Stewardship Council, Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11B, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902.
Notice of Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2011-8810
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-12
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2011-8384
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-08
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has submitted a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery '' to OMB for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, as amended; Proposed Collection, Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-8130
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-06
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The proposed information collection described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended). The Tennessee Valley Authority is soliciting public comments on this proposed collection as provided by 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1).
Meeting of the Regional Resource Stewardship Council
Document Number: 2011-7207
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-28
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The TVA Regional Resource Stewardship Council (RRSC) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28, 2011, to consider various matters. The RRSC was established to advise TVA on its natural resource stewardship activities. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2. The management of the Tennessee Valley reservoirs and the lands adjacent to them has long been an integral component of TVA's mission. As part of implementing the TVA Environmental Policy, TVA is developing a Natural Resource Plan (NRP) that will help prioritize techniques for the management of TVA's biological and cultural resource management activities, recreation management activities, water resource protection and improvement activities, and lands planning. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, TVA is also developing an accompanying Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in which TVA will evaluate the preferred strategy for the NRP, as well as other viable alternative strategies. TVA is using the RRSC as a key stakeholder group throughout the development of the NRP to advise TVA on the issues, tradeoffs, and focus of environmental stewardship activities. The draft NRP and accompanying draft EIS were recently released for public comment. At the April 2011 meeting, TVA will be seeking advice from the Council on issues regarding the programs which comprise the draft NRP. The meeting agenda includes the following: 1. Introductions. 2. NRP Overview; Programs included in the draft NRP for biological, cultural, water, and recreational resources and lands planning; Incorporation of Guiding Principles and advice received from the RRSC at its January 2011 meeting; Public comments received regarding the draft NRP and draft EIS. 3. Tour of Melton Hill Dam Campground; Presentations regarding several specific ongoing or proposed stewardship programs. 4. RRSC Discussion Topic: The scope of the programs included in the resource area components of the draft NRP and the benefits and challenges stemming from such programs. 5. Public Comments. 6. Council Discussion and Advice. The RRSC will hear opinions and views of citizens by providing a public comment session. The public comment session will be held at 10 a.m., EDT, on Thursday, April 28. Persons wishing to speak are requested to register at the door by 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 28 and will be called on during the public comment period. Handout materials should be limited to one printed page. Written comments are also invited and may be mailed to the Regional Resource Stewardship Council, Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11B, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice; February 18, 2011
Document Number: 2011-3657
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-16
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
Putnam-Cumberland, TN-Improve Power Supply
Document Number: 2011-1222
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-24
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is provided in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality's regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508) and the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) procedures for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). TVA will prepare an environmental assessment (EA) or an environmental impact statement (EIS) to address the potential environmental effects of proposed electrical power supply improvements in the Putnam and Cumberland region of east-central Tennessee. The purpose of the proposed project is to ensure the reliable transmission of electric power to meet increasing power demands in the project area. In its environmental review, TVA will evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the construction, operation, and maintenance of proposed new and upgraded power transmission facilities. TVA will develop and evaluate various alternatives, including the No Action Alternative, in the environmental review. Public comments are invited concerning both the scope of the review and environmental issues that should be addressed.
Privacy Act of 1974: Republication of Notice of Systems of Records
Document Number: 2011-150
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-11
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4), the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is republishing in full a notice of the existence and character of each TVA system of records. TVA is deleting one system of records because the program has ended. The retention period for the records has expired and the records have been destroyed in accordance with their records retention schedule. TVA is proposing to add a new system of records. The records were previously included within other TVA systems of records. They are now being published as their own system of records to better reflect their organizational placement. TVA is also correcting minor typographical and stylistic errors in previously existing notices and has updated those notices to reflect current organizational structure. Also, updates are being made to show any changes to system locations; managers and addresses; categories of individuals and records; procedures and practices for storing, retrieving, accessing, retaining, and disposing of records.