Tennessee Valley Authority 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Floating Cabins
Document Number: 2019-25934
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-10
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is proposing to amend its regulations that govern floating cabins located on the Tennessee River System. The mooring of floating cabins on the Tennessee River System, if left unaddressed, would pose unacceptable risks to navigation, safety, the environment, and public lands.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-25823
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The information collection described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) at, oira_submission@omb.eop.gov, for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Tennessee Valley Authority is soliciting public comments on this proposed collection.
Meeting of the Regional Energy Resource Council
Document Number: 2019-25791
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-27
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The TVA Regional Energy Resource Council (RERC) will hold a meeting Wednesday, December 11, 2019, and Thursday, December 12, 2019, to discuss an introduction to TVA, its mission and approaches to managing coal ash. The RERC was established to advise TVA on its energy resource activities and the priority to be placed among competing objectives and values. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
Environmental Impact Statement for Johnsonville Fossil Plant Ash Impoundment Closure
Document Number: 2019-24830
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-15
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to address the potential environmental effects associated with the future management of coal combustion residuals (CCR) material at the Johnsonville Fossil Plant (JOF) located in Humphreys County, Tennessee. The purpose of this EIS is to address the disposition of Ash Pond 2 at JOF, to support the implementation of TVA's goal to eliminate all wet CCR storage at its coal plants by closing CCR surface impoundments across the TVA system, and to assist TVA in complying with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) CCR Rule and other applicable federal and state statutes and regulations. TVA will evaluate the closure of JOF Ash Pond 2 and will develop and evaluate various alternatives for closure including the No Action Alternative. One alternative identified by TVA is Closure-in-Place of Ash Pond 2. Another alternative is Closure-by- Removal of Ash Pond 2. TVA is considering four options for disposal of the CCR removed from Ash Pond 2, including transport and disposal of CCR in an existing offsite permitted landfill, transport and disposal of CCR to a new onsite landfill, transport and disposal of CCR to both an existing offsite permitted landfill and a new onsite landfill, and transport of CCR to a beneficial re-use processing facility to be processed for use in concrete and other building materials with any unusable CCR and excavated soil material going to an existing offsite or new onsite permitted landfill. TVA has identified a potential location for a new onsite landfill. TVA has not selected a potential offsite landfill for disposal of CCR from JOF, and no specific provider of the beneficiation services or specific site at which a beneficial re-use processing facility would be constructed has been developed at this time. Therefore, impacts of these options for CCR disposal would be based on the most impactful or ``bounding'' characteristics of CCR transport to suitable existing landfills or to a beneficial re-use processing facility. Similarly, the potential effects of construction and operation of the beneficial re- use processing facility will be evaluated using `bounding'' attributes obtained from candidate beneficiation vendors. Public comments are invited concerning both the scope of the review and environmental issues that should be addressed. No decisions have been made about the final disposition of CCR storage at COF Ash Pond 2.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-24751
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-14
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-24243
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-07
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will be requesting from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) reinstatement, without change, of TVA's Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. This generic clearance will fast-track the process for TVA to seek feedback from the public, through surveys and similar feedback instruments, regarding TVA services and programs.
Transmission System Vegetation Management Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2019-22243
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-18
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is provided in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality's regulations and Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA's) procedures for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). TVA has decided to adopt a condition-based control strategy for vegetation management, coupled with an initial clearing off all woody vegetation in the right-of-way (ROW) buffer zones. The full extent of the right-of-way (ROW) would then be maintained to a meadow- like end-state. This alternative is identified as the Preferred Alternative in the Transmission System Vegetation Management Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) and is considered to provide the best balance in enhancing system reliability and safety, minimization of environmental impacts, and striving for cost effectiveness. The notice of availability (NOA) of the Final EIS for the Vegetation Management Environmental Impact Statement was published in the Federal Register on August 30, 2019.
Cumberland Fossil Plant Coal Combustion Residuals Management Operations
Document Number: 2019-22440
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is amending its June 7, 2018 Record of Decision (ROD) for the Cumberland Fossil Plant Coal Combustion Residuals Management Operations Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The 2018 ROD indicated TVA's intent to construct and operate a bottom ash dewatering facility, process water basins, and an onsite landfill at the Cumberland Fossil Plant (CUF). During the design and permitting process, limitations were encountered which required a shift in the onsite landfill's location. Additionally, TVA proposes to use the future onsite landfill as a repository for both existing and future CCR, rather than using the existing Fly Ash Stack as the storage facility for existing CCR. In August 2019, TVA completed a supplemental review, analyzing the potential impacts of the proposed landfill shift. This amended ROD incorporates TVA's decisions relating to the modifications.
Integrated Resource Plan
Document Number: 2019-20104
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-17
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has decided to adopt the preferred alternative in its final environmental impact statement (Final EIS) for the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). The TVA Board of Directors approved the IRP and authorized staff to implement the preferred alternative at its August 22, 2019 meeting. This alternative, identified as the Target Power Supply Mix in the Final EIS, 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 continued investment in TVA's hydroelectric resources, license renewal for nuclear resources, expansion of solar and natural gas-fired generation, increased energy efficiency, demand response, and energy storage, and decreased coal-fired generation.
Charter Renewal of the Regional Energy Resource Council
Document Number: 2019-18156
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-23
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the TVA Board of Directors has renewed the Regional Energy Resource Council (RERC) charter for an additional two-year period beginning on August 1, 2019.
Meeting of the Regional Resource Stewardship Council
Document Number: 2019-18155
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-23
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The TVA Regional Resource Stewardship Council (RRSC) will hold a meeting on Wednesday and Thursday, September 11-12, 2019, to consider various matters. The RRSC was established to advise TVA on its natural resources and stewardship activities and the priority to be placed among competing objectives and values. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-18038
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-21
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. The Tennessee Valley Authority is soliciting public comments on this proposed collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-18037
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-21
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will be requesting from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) reinstatement, without change, of TVA's Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. This generic clearance will fast-track the process for TVA to seek feedback from the public, through surveys and similar feedback instruments, regarding TVA services and programs.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2019-18006
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-20
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
Sugar Camp Energy LLC Mine Expansion (Revision 6) Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2019-17214
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-12
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the proposed expansion of mining operations by Sugar Camp Energy, LLC to extract TVA-owned coal reserves in Hamilton and Franklin counties, Illinois. A portion of the expansion area contains coal reserves owned by TVA that are leased to Sugar Camp Energy, LLC. TVA will consider whether to approve the company's application to mine approximately 12,125 acres (``project area'') of TVA-owned coal reserves.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-12272
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-11
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
This is a request for reinstatement of the Land Use Survey QuestionnaireVicinity of Nuclear Power Plants (OMB No. 3316-0016) for which approval has expired. The information collection described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) at, oira_submission@omb.eop.gov, for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Tennessee Valley Authority is soliciting public comments on this proposed collection.
Meeting of the Regional Energy Resource Council
Document Number: 2019-12243
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-11
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The TVA Regional Energy Resource Council (RERC) has scheduled a meeting to discuss the 2019 IRP development process, develop the RERC's 2019 IRP recommendation, and identify the challenges and opportunities faced by TVA in developing the 2019 IRP. The RERC was established to advise TVA on its energy resource activities and the priority to be placed among competing objectives and values. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Members of the TVA Board of Directors also plan to attend portions of this meeting.
Webinar Meeting of the Regional Energy Resource Council
Document Number: 2019-10306
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The TVA Regional Energy Resource Council (RERC) has scheduled a webinar meeting to discuss the public comments received, TVA's responses and the additional sensitivity results relating to TVA's 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). The RERC was established to advise TVA on its energy resource activities and the priority to be placed among competing objectives and values. Notice of this webinar meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2019-09423
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-07
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-09153
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-06
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
This is a renewal request for approval of the Application for Section 26a Permit (OMB No. 3316-0060). The information collection described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) at, oira_submission@omb.eop.gov, for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Tennessee Valley Authority is soliciting public comments on this proposed collection.
Meeting of the Regional Energy Resource Council
Document Number: 2019-06561
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-04
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The TVA Regional Energy Resource Council (RERC) will hold a meeting Wednesday, April 17, 2019, and Thursday, April 18, 2019, to discuss the draft results and associated documents relating to TVA's 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). The RERC was established to advise TVA on its energy resource activities and the priority to be placed among competing objectives and values. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-06205
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-01
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. The Tennessee Valley Authority is soliciting public comments on this proposed collection.
Meeting of the Regional Resource Stewardship Council
Document Number: 2019-04903
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-18
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The TVA Regional Resource Stewardship Council (RRSC) will hold a meeting on Wednesday and Thursday, April 3-4, 2019, to consider various matters. The RRSC was established to advise TVA on its natural resources and stewardship activities and the priority to be placed among competing objectives and values. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-03161
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-25
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. The Tennessee Valley Authority is soliciting public comments on this proposed collection.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2019-02137
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-12
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
Meeting of the Regional Energy Resource Council
Document Number: 2019-00400
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-01-31
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The TVA Regional Energy Resource Council (RERC) will hold a meeting Tuesday, February 19, 2019, and Wednesday, February 20, 2019, to discuss the draft results and associated documents of its' 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). The RERC was established to advise TVA on its energy resource activities and the priority to be placed among competing objectives and values. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).