Tennessee Valley Authority January 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Shawnee Fossil Plant New Coal Combustion Residual Landfill
Document Number: 2018-01621
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-29
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) procedures for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). TVA has decided to construct and operate an onsite landfill at the Shawnee Fossil Plant (SHF). A notice of availability (NOA) of the Final EIS for Shawnee Fossil Plant Coal Combustion Residual (CCR) Management was published in the Federal Register on December 8, 2017. The Final EIS identified TVA's preferred alternative as Alternative B Construction of an Onsite CCR Landfill, Closure-in-Place of Ash Impoundment 2 with a reduced footprint, and Closure-in-Place of the former Special Waste Landfill. TVA's current decision pertains only to the construction of a new onsite CCR landfill, and would achieve part of the project purpose and need by providing additional long-term disposal for dry CCR materials produced at SHF. TVA is electing to further consider the alternatives for closure of Ash Impoundment 2 and the former Special Waste Landfill (SWL) before making a decision.
Floating Cabin Regulation
Document Number: 2018-00323
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-01-17
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 and its tributaries. The mooring of floating cabins on the TVA reservoir system has increased, and TVA has determined that this poses an unacceptable risk to navigation, safety, and the environment. Left unaddressed, floating cabins convert the public waters under TVA's management to private use. The proposed amendments would re-define nonnavigable houseboats and floating cabins using one term``floating cabins''and prohibit new floating cabins on TVA-managed reservoirs after December 16, 2016. The proposed amendments also include limited mooring standards, limitations on expansions of floating cabins, and requirements for owners to register their floating cabins. Additional health, safety, and environmental standards for floating cabins will be addressed in a later rulemaking once TVA has had the opportunity to discuss such standards with various stakeholders. In addition, and separate from the updated rule amendments for floating cabins, these proposed amendments contain a minor changes to clarify when TVA will allow some water-use facilities (e.g., docks) to be as large as 1,800 square feet.
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