Gallatin Fossil Plant Surface Impoundment Closure and Restoration Project Environmental Impact Statement
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 the Preferred Alternative identified in the Gallatin Fossil Plant (GAF) Surface Impoundment Closure and Restoration Project Environmental Impact Statement. The Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was made available to the public on August 7, 2020. A Notice of Availability of the Final EIS was published in the Federal Register on August 14, 2020. The Preferred Alternative is ``Closure of the Ash Pond Complex (APC) via Closure-by- Removal and Expansion of the Existing Onsite Landfill.'' This alternative would achieve the purpose and need of the project to support the implementation of TVA's goal to eliminate all wet Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) storage at its coal plants by closing CCR surface impoundments across the TVA system and to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's CCR Rule and other applicable federal and state statutes and regulations. The proposed actions would also provide long-term onsite landfill space for operations and/or storage of CCR.
Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) issues this final rule to implement procedures for the issuance of TVA guidance documents in accordance with Executive Order 13891. This final rule would, among other things, establish internal agency requirements for guidance documents, as well as public engagement procedures surrounding guidance documents.