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Public Notice

April 15, 2014

Request for Public Comment

Bellefonte Site Utility Improvements – No Practicable Alternative

After a 2014 inspection of the Bellefonte Nuclear Plant site’s utility infrastructure, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) found that various improvements were needed to support the current staff located onsite. The proposed improvements include the installation of new sewer lines and replacement of a portion of an existing leaky waterline along Bellefonte Road. The proposed waterline installation would impact approximately 0.073 acre of wetlands during construction, converting them to scrub-shrub emergent wetlands. TVA redesigned the proposed project to avoid impacting an additional 0.39 acre of forested wetlands. The impacted wetlands are located within existing or abandoned rights of way that already have been disturbed. TVA would employ best management practices to further reduce potential wetland impacts. In accordance with Executive Order No. 11990, TVA has determined there is no practicable alternative that would allow TVA to avoid these impacts.

TVA requests comments on these proposed impacts and its determination. To be considered, comments must be received no later than ten (10) days from the date of publication of this notice. Any comments, including names and addresses, will become part of the administrative record and will be available for public inspection. Written comments may be mailed, faxed, or emailed to:

Amy B. Henry

Tennessee Valley Authority
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT11A
Knoxville, TN 37828

Fax: 865-632-3146



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