Notice of Consideration of Standards
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is considering adopting for itself and the distributors of TVA power certain metering and interconnection standards. The standards being considered are the Time- based Metering & Communications (hereinafter called ``Smart Metering''), Interconnection, and Net Metering standards listed in section 111(d) of the Public Utility Regulatory Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95-617) as amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109-58). The standards will be considered on the basis of their effect on conservation of energy, efficient use of facilities and resources, equity among electric consumers, and the objectives of the Tennessee Valley Authority Act. In addition, the Smart Metering standard will be considered in light of whether the benefits to the electric utility and its consumers are likely to exceed the costs of new metering and communications. Comments are requested from the public on whether TVA should adopt these standards or any variations on them.
Meeting of the TVA Regional Resource Stewardship Council and Public Hearing Held by the TVA Board Community Relations Committee
The TVA Regional Resource Stewardship Council (Regional Council) will hold a meeting on August 16 and August 17 to discuss TVA land management. In conjunction with the Regional Council meeting the TVA Board Community Relations Committee will hold a public hearing on August 16 to hear viewpoints from various stakeholders regarding TVA's management of public lands in the Tennessee Valley. Under the TVA Act, TVA is charged with the proper use and conservation of natural resources for the purpose of fostering the orderly and proper physical, economic and social development of the Tennessee Valley region. The Regional Council was established to advise TVA on its natural resource stewardship activities. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, (FACA). The meeting agenda includes the following: (1) Overview of TVA lands. (2) Federal and State land management policy (Invited panelists). (3) Stakeholder perspectives (Invited panelists). (4) Public comments. (5) Council discussion and advice. The TVA Board Community Relations Committee and the TVA Regional Resource Stewardship Council will hear opinions and views of citizens by providing a public comment session. The public comment session will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, August 16, 2006. An interpreter for the deaf will be provided. Participation in the Public Comment portion of the hearing is available on a first-come, first-served basis following the testimony of the panelists. TVA asks that comments be brief (less than 5 minutes) to allow as many people to speak as possible. Persons wishing to speak are requested to register at the door by 1:30 p.m. EDT on August 16 and will be called on during the public comment period. For those who wish to make comments but not speak publicly, a court reporter will be available at the meeting. Comments may also be submitted in writing the day of the meeting or until August 23 by email to email@example.com or by mail to the TVA Board Community Relations Committee, Land Policy Hearing, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902-1499, or by fax to (865) 632-3146. Comments may also be submitted on a dedicated phone line, 1-888-882-7675.