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Floating Cabin Regulation
Document Number: 2018-18887
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-31
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is publishing a final rule 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 amendments 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 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 amendments contain minor changes to clarify when TVA will allow some water-use facilities (e.g., docks) to be as large as 1800 square feet.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2018-17969
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-20
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
Meeting of the Regional Energy Resource Council
Document Number: 2018-17756
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-17
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The TVA Regional Energy Resource Council (RERC) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, to discuss the scenarios and strategies that TVA has identified for the 2019 Integrated Resource Plan. 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).
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement-Natural Resource Plan
Document Number: 2018-15161
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-16
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) intends to prepare a supplemental environmental impact statement (EIS) addressing proposed changes to its Natural Resource Plan (NRP). Public comment is invited concerning the scope of the supplemental EIS, including how the plan addresses TVA's management of natural and cultural resources and the environmental issues that should be addressed in the supplemental EIS.
Meeting of the Regional Resource Stewardship Council
Document Number: 2018-14700
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-10
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The TVA Regional Resource Stewardship Council (RRSC) will hold a meeting on Monday and Tuesday, July 30-31, 2018, 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).
Cumberland Fossil Plant Coal Combustion Residuals Management Operations Final Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2018-12236
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-07
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 a bottom ash dewatering facility, process water basins, and an onsite landfill at the Cumberland Fossil Plant (CUF). The notice of availability (NOA) of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Cumberland Fossil Plant Coal Combustion Residuals Managment Operations was published in the Federal Register on April 20, 2018. The Final EIS identified TVA's preferred alternative as Alternative C, which includes the Construction and Operation of a Bottom Ash Dewatering Facility, Closure-In-Place of the Bottom Ash Impoundment, and a combination of Closure-in-Place and Closure-by-Removal of the Main Ash Impoundment and Stilling Impoundment. The portion of the Main Ash Impoundment and the Stilling Impoundment that would be Closed-by-Removal would be repurposed as Process Water Basin 1 and Process Water Basin 2, with coal combustion residuals (CCR) that are removed from the impoundment transported to an existing onsite landfill. In addition, under Alternative C, TVA would construct an onsite landfill to manage future CCR produced at CUF. TVA's current decision pertains only to the construction and operation of a Bottom Ash Dewatering Facility, construction and operation of the new onsite CCR Landfill, and construction of the Processs Water Basins, which includes removal of CCR from a portion of the Main Ash Impoundment and the Stilling Impoundment. TVA is electing to further consider the location for permanent disposal of the ash excavated from the Main Ash Impoundment and the Stilling Impoundment. CCR removed for construction of the basins would be staged temporarily within the Main Ash Impoundment footprint until a final decision is made (following any necessary supplemental environmental review) on a location for permanent disposal of the material. The preferred alternative would achieve the project purpose and need of converting the wet storage of CCR to a dry system and promoting the future management of dry CCR at CUF by converting to dry bottom ash handling and providing additional long-term disposal for dry CCR materials produced at CUF. In addition to state and federal water and waste regulations, TVA's CCR disposal areas at CUF, including the impoundments, are subject to the 2015 Commissioner's Order entered by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). Investigations at CUF under that Order are ongoing. Therefore, TVA is electing to further consider the proposed in-place closure of the Bottom Ash Impoundment and a portion of the Main Ash Impoundment before making a decision on closure of these facilities. In addition, TVA is electing to further consider the location for permanent disposal of the ash excavated from the Main Ash Impoundment and the Stilling Impoundment.
Meeting of the Regional Energy Resource Council
Document Number: 2018-11519
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-30
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The TVA Regional Energy Resource Council (RERC) will hold a meeting on Thursday, June 14, 2018, to discuss the focus areas that TVA has identified for preparing the 2019 Integrated Resource Plan. 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).
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2018-09845
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-08
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
Charter Renewal of the Regional Resource Stewardship Council
Document Number: 2018-08631
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-25
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the TVA Board of Directors has renewed the Regional Resource Stewardship Council (RRSC) charter for an additional two-year period beginning on April 27, 2018.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2018-03138
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-14
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
Environmental Impact Statement for 2019 Update to the Integrated Resource Plan
Document Number: 2018-03027
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-14
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
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 Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that it completed in 2015. 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 2015 IRP is being updated in response to major changes in electrical utility industry trends since 2015, including flat to slightly declining load growth, advances in the development of distributed energy resources and the integration of those resources in the electric grid. As part of the study, TVA intends to prepare a programmatic 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 EIS and environmental issues that should be addressed as a part of this EIS.
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.
Webinar Meeting of the Regional Energy Resource Council
Document Number: 2017-26365
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-07
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The TVA Regional Energy Resource Council (RERC) has scheduled a webinar meeting to discuss guiding principles that TVA should consider when designing wholesale rate changes and the mechanisms TVA should use to engage Valley stakeholders in discussions relating to wholesale rate changes. The RERC initiated discussions on these issues at its meeting on November 29, 2017, and intends to continue those discussions at this scheduled webinar meeting. 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).
Privacy Act Regulations; Correction
Document Number: C1-2017-24300
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
Meeting of the Regional Energy Resource Council
Document Number: 2017-24499
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-13
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The TVA Regional Energy Resource Council (RERC) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, to consider various matters related to energy resources in the Tennessee Valley. 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).
Privacy Act Regulations
Document Number: 2017-24300
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-08
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Tennessee Valley Authority issues this final rule amending its Privacy Act (PA) regulation to redesignate section numbering.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2017-24298
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
Meeting of the Regional Resource Stewardship Council
Document Number: 2017-22309
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The TVA Regional Resource Stewardship Council (RRSC) will hold a meeting on Tuesday, November 14 and Wednesday, November 15, 2017, to consider various matters. The RRSC was established to advise TVA on its natural resource stewardship activities. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
Rarity Pointe Commercial Recreation and Residential Development on Tellico Reservoir, Loudon and Monroe Counties, Tennessee
Document Number: 2017-19657
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-15
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is amending its September 10, 2003, Record of Decision (ROD) for the Rarity Pointe Commercial Recreation and Residential Development on Tellico Reservoir, Loudon and Monroe Counties, Tennessee Final Environmental Impact Statement (2003 Rarity Pointe FEIS). In 2012, WindRiver Management LLC (WindRiver) purchased the Rarity Pointe development and requested that TVA consider modifications to the original development plan. In July 2017, TVA completed a supplemental environmental assessment analyzing the potential impacts of the proposed modifications. This amended ROD incorporates TVA's decisions relating to the modifications.
Multiple Reservoir Land Management Plans
Document Number: 2017-19310
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-12
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has decided to adopt proposed reservoir land management plans (RLMPs) for the 138,321.4 acres of TVA-managed public land on eight reservoirs in Alabama, Kentucky, and Tennessee: Chickamauga, Fort Loudoun, Great Falls, Kentucky, Nickajack, Normandy, Wheeler and Wilson. TVA is also revising its Comprehensive Valleywide Land Plan (CVLP) to incorporate the information included in the eight RLMPs.
Freedom of Information Act Regulations
Document Number: 2017-18626
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-01
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Tennessee Valley Authority issues this final rule amending its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations to incorporate the statutory changes made to the FOIA by the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 (Act). The TVA's FOIA regulations provide the procedures by which the public may request records from TVA, and the policies and procedures by which TVA provides such records to the public upon written request. TVA is updating its regulations to incorporate the procedural requirements of the Act.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-17709
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-21
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
Procedures for Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act
Document Number: 2017-15983
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-28
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is announcing an extension of the public comment period on its proposed amendments to procedures implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The amendments also address implementation of the Executive Order 13690, Establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard and a Process for Considering Stakeholder Input. A notice of Proposed Rulemaking was published in the Federal Register on June 8, 2017, announcing a 60-day comment period closing on August 7, 2017. This document serves to extend the comment period by 30 days until September 6, 2017. TVA is extending the comment period because of the timely requests we received to do so.
Charter Renewal of the Regional Energy Resource Council
Document Number: 2017-15670
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-26
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 (Council) charter for an additional two-year period beginning on August 1, 2017.
Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board
Document Number: 2017-13942
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions, Tennessee Valley Authority
Procedures for Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act
Document Number: 2017-11784
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-08
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is proposing to amend its procedures implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to make these implementing procedures better align with its decision making processes, and to incorporate into these procedures guidance issued by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) since the procedures were last amended. TVA also proposes to move its NEPA implementing procedures from TVA Instruction IX (Environmental Review) to Chapter XIII (Tennessee Valley Authority) in the Code of Federal Regulations as Part 1318. In addition, implementation of the Executive Order (E.O.) 13690, Establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard and a Process for Further Soliciting and Considering Stakeholder Input, is addressed.
Meeting of the Regional Resource Stewardship Council
Document Number: 2017-10416
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-25
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The TVA Regional Resource Stewardship Council (RRSC) will hold a meeting on Tuesday, June 6 and Wednesday, June 7, 2017, to consider various matters. The RRSC was established to advise TVA on its natural resource stewardship activities. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-09451
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-09
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
Bull Run Fossil Plant Landfill
Document Number: 2017-08459
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-27
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 adopt the Preferred Alternative identified in the Bull Run Fossil Plant Landfill Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The notice of availability (NOA) of the Final EIS for the Bull Run Landfill was published in the Federal Register on January 20, 2017. This alternative, Construct and Operate a Landfill for Storage of coal combustion residual (CCR) on TVA Property Adjacent to Bull Run Fossil Plant (Site J), would achieve the purpose and need of the project to provide long-term disposal of dry CCR materials produced at the Bull Run Fossil Plant.
Meeting of the Regional Energy Resource Council
Document Number: 2017-07552
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The TVA Regional Energy Resource Council (RERC) will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 2 and Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 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:
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-07296
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-12
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
This is a renewal request for approval of the EnergyRight[supreg] Program information collection (OMB No. 3316-0019). The 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 renewal of an existing information collection as provided by 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1).
Production of Tritium in Commercial Light Water Reactors
Document Number: 2017-06463
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-05
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is provided in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality's regulations and the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) procedures for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). TVA has decided to implement the preferred alternative identified in the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Production of Tritium in a Commercial Light Water Reactor, issued March 4, 2016, prepared by the U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA). The decision allows for the production of tritium using TVA reactors at both the Watts Bar and Sequoyah sites in eastern Tennessee and continues an interagency agreement with DOE/NNSA under The Economy Act to provide irradiation services for producing tritium in TVA light water reactors.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-03120
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-15
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-01818
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-27
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 renewal of an existing information collection.
Environmental Impact Statement-Transmission System Vegetation Management Program
Document Number: 2017-01448
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Tennessee Valley Authority (``TVA'') intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (``EIS'') to address the management of vegetation on its transmission system. In order to ensure that electric service to the public is not disrupted by outages on its transmission lines, TVA must control the vegetation on about 260,000 acres of the rights of way (``ROW'') for those lines. This EIS will programmatically consider the impacts of vegetation management activities on approximately 17,000 miles of transmission line.
Tennessee Valley Authority Procedures
Document Number: 2016-29457-2
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Tennessee Valley Authority is amending its regulations which contain TVA's procedures for the Privacy Act. These amendments reflect changes in position titles and addresses; conform references to Privacy Act systems of records to the most current publication of TVA's Privacy Act Systems Notices in the Federal Register; and make other editorial changes.
Tennessee Valley Authority Procedures
Document Number: 2016-29457
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Tennessee Valley Authority is amending its regulations which contain TVA's procedures for the Privacy Act. These amendments reflect changes in position titles and addresses; conform references to Privacy Act systems of records to the most current publication of TVA's Privacy Act Systems Notices in the Federal Register; and make other editorial changes.
Environmental Impact Statement for Cumberland Fossil Plant Coal Combustion Residual Management
Document Number: 2016-29082
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-05
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 management of coal combustion residual (CCR) material produced at the Cumberland Fossil Plant (CUF) located near Cumberland City, Stewart County, Tennessee. The purpose of the proposed EIS is to address long-term management of CCR produced at CUF. The project will help TVA comply with state and federal regulatory requirements related to CCR production and management, including the requirements of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA's) CCR Rule and Effluent Limitations Guidelines. TVA will evaluate the potential environmental impacts of construction and operation of a new bottom ash dewatering facility and options for management and disposal of dry CCR produced at CUF. TVA will also evaluate closure of the Bottom Ash and the Main Ash Impoundments. TVA will develop and evaluate various alternatives to these actions, including the No Action Alternative. Public comments are invited concerning both the scope of the review and environmental issues that should be addressed.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-27653
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-17
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
This is a renewal request for approval of Employment Application (OMB No. 3316-0063). 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.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2016-27044
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-08
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
Environmental Impact Statement for Shawnee Fossil Plant Coal Combustion Residual Management
Document Number: 2016-26272
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-01
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 ceasing operations at the special waste landfill and Ash Pond 2 and constructing, operating, and maintaining a new dry coal combustion residual (CCR) landfill at the Shawnee Fossil Plant (SHF) located near Paducah, Kentucky in McCracken County. The purpose of the proposed project is to foster TVA's compliance with present and future regulatory requirements related to CCR production and management, including the requirements of EPA's CCR Rule and Effluent Limitations Guidelines Rule. In the environmental review, TVA will evaluate the potential environmental impacts of closure of the special waste landfill and Ash Pond 2 as well as the construction, operation, and maintenance of an onsite dry CCR landfill or disposal of CCR in an existing offsite permitted landfill. TVA will develop and evaluate various alternatives, including the No Action Alternative, in the EIS. Public comments are invited concerning both the scope of the review and environmental issues that should be addressed.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-21370
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-07
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 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended). The Tennessee Valley Authority is soliciting public comments on this proposed collection as provided by 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1).
When Obstructions on Certain Tributaries of the Tennessee River Do Not Require a Section 26a Permit from the Tennessee Valley Authority
Document Number: 2016-20093
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-31
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is issuing guidance stating that certain structures, while obstructions across, along, or in certain tributaries of the Tennessee River, do not need a Section 26a permit from TVA, because they have an indiscernible effect on navigation, flood control or public lands or reservations.
Meeting of the Regional Resource Stewardship Council
Document Number: 2016-20379
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-25
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The TVA Regional Resource Stewardship Council (RRSC) will hold a meeting on Tuesday, September 20, and Wednesday, September 21, 2016, to consider various matters. The RRSC was established to advise TVA on its natural resource stewardship activities. 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:
Protection of Archaeological Resources
Document Number: 2016-19343
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-16
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule amends the regulations of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for the protection of archaeological resources by providing for the issuance of petty offense citations for violations of the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) and the Antiquities Act of 1906 (AA). Amending the regulations such that TVA law enforcement agents are authorized to issue citations will help prevent loss and destruction of archaeological resources resulting from unlawful excavations and pillage.
Ash Impoundment Closure Final Environmental Impact Statement Part I Programmatic Review and Part II Site-Specific Review of 10 Ash Impoundments
Document Number: 2016-18600
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-05
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is provided in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality's regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 to 1508) and Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA's) procedures for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). TVA's Final Ash Impoundment Closure Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Part IProgrammatic NEPA Review analyzed methods for closing impoundments that hold coal combustion residuals (CCRs) on a programmatic basis. Part II of this EIS addressed closing 10 impoundments or other wet-CCR facilities (collectively, ``impoundments'') at six of TVA's plants on a site- specific basis. TVA has decided that the environmental and other factors identified in part I for screening and evaluating closure alternatives on a site- specific basis are appropriate for use in its future decision-making processes involving the proposed closure of CCR impoundments. It also has decided to implement the preferred closure alternatives identified for each of the site-specific evaluations in part II. The Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Final Ash Impoundment Closure EIS, Part I Programmatic NEPA Review and Part II Site Specific NEPA Reviews was published in the Federal Register on June 10, 2016.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-17819
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-28
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 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended). The Tennessee Valley Authority is soliciting public comments on this proposed collection as provided by 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Correction
Document Number: 2016-13214
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-06
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Tennessee Valley Authority published a document in the Federal Register of May 26, 2016, concerning a proposed information collection that will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended). The Tennessee Valley Authority is soliciting public comments on this proposed collection as provided by 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1). This correction adds additional contact information.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-12401
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-26
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 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended). The Tennessee Valley Authority is soliciting public comments on this proposed collection as provided by 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1).