Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement-Integrated Resource Plan
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is conducting a study of its energy resources in order to update and replace the integrated Resource Plan (IRP) and the associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that it completed in 2011. The IRP is a comprehensive study of how TVA will meet the demand for electricity in its service territory over the next 20 years. The 2011 IRP is being updated in response to major changes in electrical utility industry trends since 2011. As part of the study, TVA intends to prepare a programmatic Supplemental EIS to assess the impacts associated with the implementation of the updated IRP. TVA will use the EIS process to elicit and prioritize the values and concerns of stakeholders; identify issues, trends, events, and tradeoffs affecting TVA's policies; formulate, evaluate and compare alternative portfolios of energy resource options; provide opportunities for public review and comment; and ensure that TVA's evaluation of alternative energy resource strategies reflects a full range of stakeholder input. Public comment is invited concerning both the scope of the Supplemental EIS and environmental issues that should be addressed as a part of this Supplemental EIS.
Meeting of the Regional Energy Resource Council
The TVA Regional Energy Resource Council (RERC) will hold an orientation meeting on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, regarding regional energy related issues in the Tennessee Valley. The RERC was established to advise TVA on its energy resource activities and the priorities among competing objectives and values. 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. Presentation(s) and discussion concerning the purpose and scope of the RERC, energy resources in the Valley, energy issues and the Integrated Resource Plan process. 3. Public Comments. 4. Council Discussion. The RERC will hear opinions and views of citizens by providing a public comment session. The public comment session will be held at 1:30 p.m. C.D.T. on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Persons wishing to speak are requested to register at the door by 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 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 Energy Resource Council, Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT-11 B, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902.