Environmental Reviews

TVA conducts environmental reviews in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, which requires federal agencies to consider the effects of their proposed projects on the human and natural environment before final decisions are made. These environmental reviews under NEPA typically also include assessments that facilitate compliance with other environmental review requirements such as those under the National Historic Preservation Act and the Endangered Species Act

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Bellefonte Property Disposal

Jackson County, Alabama

On June 30, 2017, TVA issued a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for completion of the sale of the BLN Property in Jackson County, Alabama.

In May 2016, the TVA Board of Directors authorized the sale of the Bellefonte Nuclear Plant (BLN) Property. The BLN Property occupies approximately 1,400 acres of the approximately 1,600 acre BLN Reservation located near the Town of Hollywood in Jackson County, Alabama. The Board directed TVA staff to update and supplement the existing environmental review record in light of the purchaser’s proposed use of the site and conditioned completion of the sale on TVA’s Chief Executive Officer’s determination that the environmental review satisfactorily addressed potential environmental impacts.

The BLN Property was auctioned on November 14, 2016, and Nuclear Development, LLC, was the successful bidder. Nuclear Development plans to complete and operate the two unfinished nuclear units at the BLN Property. The EA presents the results of TVA’s review and update of the existing environmental record and provides an opportunity for public input into the process.

TVA evaluated two alternatives: (A) to take no action and (B) complete the sale of the BLN Property. TVA’s preferred alternative is Alternative B, Completion of the Sale of the BLN Property. TVA has concluded Alternative B would not be a major federal action significantly affecting the environment. Therefore, TVA has issued the FONSI.

The Draft EA was released for review on March 31, 2017 and comments were accepted for 30 days. A summary of comments along with TVA’s responses are included in Appendix B of the Final EA.

    Previous Bellefonte Environmental Reviews

    Related Documents:

    Bellefonte Property Disposal Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 1.8mb)

    Bellefonte Property Disposal Final Environmental Assessment (PDF, 3mb)

    Contact

    More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

    Amy B. Henry
    [email protected]
    400 W. Summit Hill Drive
    Knoxville, TN 37902

    Programs, Plans and Policies

    Bellefonte Property Disposal

    Jackson County, Alabama

    On June 30, 2017, TVA issued a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for completion of the sale of the BLN Property in Jackson County, Alabama.

    In May 2016, the TVA Board of Directors authorized the sale of the Bellefonte Nuclear Plant (BLN) Property. The BLN Property occupies approximately 1,400 acres of the approximately 1,600 acre BLN Reservation located near the Town of Hollywood in Jackson County, Alabama. The Board directed TVA staff to update and supplement the existing environmental review record in light of the purchaser’s proposed use of the site and conditioned completion of the sale on TVA’s Chief Executive Officer’s determination that the environmental review satisfactorily addressed potential environmental impacts.

    The BLN Property was auctioned on November 14, 2016, and Nuclear Development, LLC, was the successful bidder. Nuclear Development plans to complete and operate the two unfinished nuclear units at the BLN Property. The EA presents the results of TVA’s review and update of the existing environmental record and provides an opportunity for public input into the process.

    TVA evaluated two alternatives: (A) to take no action and (B) complete the sale of the BLN Property. TVA’s preferred alternative is Alternative B, Completion of the Sale of the BLN Property. TVA has concluded Alternative B would not be a major federal action significantly affecting the environment. Therefore, TVA has issued the FONSI.

    The Draft EA was released for review on March 31, 2017 and comments were accepted for 30 days. A summary of comments along with TVA’s responses are included in Appendix B of the Final EA.

      Previous Bellefonte Environmental Reviews

      Related Documents:

      Bellefonte Property Disposal Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 1.8mb)

      Bellefonte Property Disposal Final Environmental Assessment (PDF, 3mb)

      Contact

      More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

      Amy B. Henry
      [email protected]
      400 W. Summit Hill Drive
      Knoxville, TN 37902

      Power Generation – Coal and Gas

      Bellefonte Property Disposal

      Jackson County, Alabama

      On June 30, 2017, TVA issued a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for completion of the sale of the BLN Property in Jackson County, Alabama.

      In May 2016, the TVA Board of Directors authorized the sale of the Bellefonte Nuclear Plant (BLN) Property. The BLN Property occupies approximately 1,400 acres of the approximately 1,600 acre BLN Reservation located near the Town of Hollywood in Jackson County, Alabama. The Board directed TVA staff to update and supplement the existing environmental review record in light of the purchaser’s proposed use of the site and conditioned completion of the sale on TVA’s Chief Executive Officer’s determination that the environmental review satisfactorily addressed potential environmental impacts.

      The BLN Property was auctioned on November 14, 2016, and Nuclear Development, LLC, was the successful bidder. Nuclear Development plans to complete and operate the two unfinished nuclear units at the BLN Property. The EA presents the results of TVA’s review and update of the existing environmental record and provides an opportunity for public input into the process.

      TVA evaluated two alternatives: (A) to take no action and (B) complete the sale of the BLN Property. TVA’s preferred alternative is Alternative B, Completion of the Sale of the BLN Property. TVA has concluded Alternative B would not be a major federal action significantly affecting the environment. Therefore, TVA has issued the FONSI.

      The Draft EA was released for review on March 31, 2017 and comments were accepted for 30 days. A summary of comments along with TVA’s responses are included in Appendix B of the Final EA.

        Previous Bellefonte Environmental Reviews

        Related Documents:

        Bellefonte Property Disposal Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 1.8mb)

        Bellefonte Property Disposal Final Environmental Assessment (PDF, 3mb)

        Contact

        More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

        Amy B. Henry
        abhenry[email protected]
        400 W. Summit Hill Drive
        Knoxville, TN 37902

        Power Generation – Nuclear

        Bellefonte Property Disposal

        Jackson County, Alabama

        On June 30, 2017, TVA issued a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for completion of the sale of the BLN Property in Jackson County, Alabama.

        In May 2016, the TVA Board of Directors authorized the sale of the Bellefonte Nuclear Plant (BLN) Property. The BLN Property occupies approximately 1,400 acres of the approximately 1,600 acre BLN Reservation located near the Town of Hollywood in Jackson County, Alabama. The Board directed TVA staff to update and supplement the existing environmental review record in light of the purchaser’s proposed use of the site and conditioned completion of the sale on TVA’s Chief Executive Officer’s determination that the environmental review satisfactorily addressed potential environmental impacts.

        The BLN Property was auctioned on November 14, 2016, and Nuclear Development, LLC, was the successful bidder. Nuclear Development plans to complete and operate the two unfinished nuclear units at the BLN Property. The EA presents the results of TVA’s review and update of the existing environmental record and provides an opportunity for public input into the process.

        TVA evaluated two alternatives: (A) to take no action and (B) complete the sale of the BLN Property. TVA’s preferred alternative is Alternative B, Completion of the Sale of the BLN Property. TVA has concluded Alternative B would not be a major federal action significantly affecting the environment. Therefore, TVA has issued the FONSI.

        The Draft EA was released for review on March 31, 2017 and comments were accepted for 30 days. A summary of comments along with TVA’s responses are included in Appendix B of the Final EA.

          Previous Bellefonte Environmental Reviews

          Related Documents:

          Bellefonte Property Disposal Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 1.8mb)

          Bellefonte Property Disposal Final Environmental Assessment (PDF, 3mb)

          Contact

          More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

          Amy B. Henry
          [email protected]
          400 W. Summit Hill Drive
          Knoxville, TN 37902

          Power Generation – Solar and Other Renewables

          Bellefonte Property Disposal

          Jackson County, Alabama

          On June 30, 2017, TVA issued a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for completion of the sale of the BLN Property in Jackson County, Alabama.

          In May 2016, the TVA Board of Directors authorized the sale of the Bellefonte Nuclear Plant (BLN) Property. The BLN Property occupies approximately 1,400 acres of the approximately 1,600 acre BLN Reservation located near the Town of Hollywood in Jackson County, Alabama. The Board directed TVA staff to update and supplement the existing environmental review record in light of the purchaser’s proposed use of the site and conditioned completion of the sale on TVA’s Chief Executive Officer’s determination that the environmental review satisfactorily addressed potential environmental impacts.

          The BLN Property was auctioned on November 14, 2016, and Nuclear Development, LLC, was the successful bidder. Nuclear Development plans to complete and operate the two unfinished nuclear units at the BLN Property. The EA presents the results of TVA’s review and update of the existing environmental record and provides an opportunity for public input into the process.

          TVA evaluated two alternatives: (A) to take no action and (B) complete the sale of the BLN Property. TVA’s preferred alternative is Alternative B, Completion of the Sale of the BLN Property. TVA has concluded Alternative B would not be a major federal action significantly affecting the environment. Therefore, TVA has issued the FONSI.

          The Draft EA was released for review on March 31, 2017 and comments were accepted for 30 days. A summary of comments along with TVA’s responses are included in Appendix B of the Final EA.

            Previous Bellefonte Environmental Reviews

            Related Documents:

            Bellefonte Property Disposal Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 1.8mb)

            Bellefonte Property Disposal Final Environmental Assessment (PDF, 3mb)

            Contact

            More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

            Amy B. Henry
            [email protected]
            400 W. Summit Hill Drive
            Knoxville, TN 37902

            Economic Development

            Bellefonte Property Disposal

            Jackson County, Alabama

            On June 30, 2017, TVA issued a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for completion of the sale of the BLN Property in Jackson County, Alabama.

            In May 2016, the TVA Board of Directors authorized the sale of the Bellefonte Nuclear Plant (BLN) Property. The BLN Property occupies approximately 1,400 acres of the approximately 1,600 acre BLN Reservation located near the Town of Hollywood in Jackson County, Alabama. The Board directed TVA staff to update and supplement the existing environmental review record in light of the purchaser’s proposed use of the site and conditioned completion of the sale on TVA’s Chief Executive Officer’s determination that the environmental review satisfactorily addressed potential environmental impacts.

            The BLN Property was auctioned on November 14, 2016, and Nuclear Development, LLC, was the successful bidder. Nuclear Development plans to complete and operate the two unfinished nuclear units at the BLN Property. The EA presents the results of TVA’s review and update of the existing environmental record and provides an opportunity for public input into the process.

            TVA evaluated two alternatives: (A) to take no action and (B) complete the sale of the BLN Property. TVA’s preferred alternative is Alternative B, Completion of the Sale of the BLN Property. TVA has concluded Alternative B would not be a major federal action significantly affecting the environment. Therefore, TVA has issued the FONSI.

            The Draft EA was released for review on March 31, 2017 and comments were accepted for 30 days. A summary of comments along with TVA’s responses are included in Appendix B of the Final EA.

              Previous Bellefonte Environmental Reviews

              Related Documents:

              Bellefonte Property Disposal Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 1.8mb)

              Bellefonte Property Disposal Final Environmental Assessment (PDF, 3mb)

              Contact

              More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

              Amy B. Henry
              [email protected]
              400 W. Summit Hill Drive
              Knoxville, TN 37902

              Land, Facilities and Permitting

              Bellefonte Property Disposal

              Jackson County, Alabama

              On June 30, 2017, TVA issued a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for completion of the sale of the BLN Property in Jackson County, Alabama.

              In May 2016, the TVA Board of Directors authorized the sale of the Bellefonte Nuclear Plant (BLN) Property. The BLN Property occupies approximately 1,400 acres of the approximately 1,600 acre BLN Reservation located near the Town of Hollywood in Jackson County, Alabama. The Board directed TVA staff to update and supplement the existing environmental review record in light of the purchaser’s proposed use of the site and conditioned completion of the sale on TVA’s Chief Executive Officer’s determination that the environmental review satisfactorily addressed potential environmental impacts.

              The BLN Property was auctioned on November 14, 2016, and Nuclear Development, LLC, was the successful bidder. Nuclear Development plans to complete and operate the two unfinished nuclear units at the BLN Property. The EA presents the results of TVA’s review and update of the existing environmental record and provides an opportunity for public input into the process.

              TVA evaluated two alternatives: (A) to take no action and (B) complete the sale of the BLN Property. TVA’s preferred alternative is Alternative B, Completion of the Sale of the BLN Property. TVA has concluded Alternative B would not be a major federal action significantly affecting the environment. Therefore, TVA has issued the FONSI.

              The Draft EA was released for review on March 31, 2017 and comments were accepted for 30 days. A summary of comments along with TVA’s responses are included in Appendix B of the Final EA.

                Previous Bellefonte Environmental Reviews

                Related Documents:

                Bellefonte Property Disposal Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 1.8mb)

                Bellefonte Property Disposal Final Environmental Assessment (PDF, 3mb)

                Contact

                More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

                Amy B. Henry
                [email protected]
                400 W. Summit Hill Drive
                Knoxville, TN 37902

                River System Operations

                Bellefonte Property Disposal

                Jackson County, Alabama

                On June 30, 2017, TVA issued a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for completion of the sale of the BLN Property in Jackson County, Alabama.

                In May 2016, the TVA Board of Directors authorized the sale of the Bellefonte Nuclear Plant (BLN) Property. The BLN Property occupies approximately 1,400 acres of the approximately 1,600 acre BLN Reservation located near the Town of Hollywood in Jackson County, Alabama. The Board directed TVA staff to update and supplement the existing environmental review record in light of the purchaser’s proposed use of the site and conditioned completion of the sale on TVA’s Chief Executive Officer’s determination that the environmental review satisfactorily addressed potential environmental impacts.

                The BLN Property was auctioned on November 14, 2016, and Nuclear Development, LLC, was the successful bidder. Nuclear Development plans to complete and operate the two unfinished nuclear units at the BLN Property. The EA presents the results of TVA’s review and update of the existing environmental record and provides an opportunity for public input into the process.

                TVA evaluated two alternatives: (A) to take no action and (B) complete the sale of the BLN Property. TVA’s preferred alternative is Alternative B, Completion of the Sale of the BLN Property. TVA has concluded Alternative B would not be a major federal action significantly affecting the environment. Therefore, TVA has issued the FONSI.

                The Draft EA was released for review on March 31, 2017 and comments were accepted for 30 days. A summary of comments along with TVA’s responses are included in Appendix B of the Final EA.

                  Previous Bellefonte Environmental Reviews

                  Related Documents:

                  Bellefonte Property Disposal Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 1.8mb)

                  Bellefonte Property Disposal Final Environmental Assessment (PDF, 3mb)

                  Contact

                  More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

                  Amy B. Henry
                  [email protected]
                  400 W. Summit Hill Drive
                  Knoxville, TN 37902

                  Transmission

                  Bellefonte Property Disposal

                  Jackson County, Alabama

                  On June 30, 2017, TVA issued a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for completion of the sale of the BLN Property in Jackson County, Alabama.

                  In May 2016, the TVA Board of Directors authorized the sale of the Bellefonte Nuclear Plant (BLN) Property. The BLN Property occupies approximately 1,400 acres of the approximately 1,600 acre BLN Reservation located near the Town of Hollywood in Jackson County, Alabama. The Board directed TVA staff to update and supplement the existing environmental review record in light of the purchaser’s proposed use of the site and conditioned completion of the sale on TVA’s Chief Executive Officer’s determination that the environmental review satisfactorily addressed potential environmental impacts.

                  The BLN Property was auctioned on November 14, 2016, and Nuclear Development, LLC, was the successful bidder. Nuclear Development plans to complete and operate the two unfinished nuclear units at the BLN Property. The EA presents the results of TVA’s review and update of the existing environmental record and provides an opportunity for public input into the process.

                  TVA evaluated two alternatives: (A) to take no action and (B) complete the sale of the BLN Property. TVA’s preferred alternative is Alternative B, Completion of the Sale of the BLN Property. TVA has concluded Alternative B would not be a major federal action significantly affecting the environment. Therefore, TVA has issued the FONSI.

                  The Draft EA was released for review on March 31, 2017 and comments were accepted for 30 days. A summary of comments along with TVA’s responses are included in Appendix B of the Final EA.

                    Previous Bellefonte Environmental Reviews

                    Related Documents:

                    Bellefonte Property Disposal Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 1.8mb)

                    Bellefonte Property Disposal Final Environmental Assessment (PDF, 3mb)

                    Contact

                    More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

                    Amy B. Henry
                    [email protected]
                    400 W. Summit Hill Drive
                    Knoxville, TN 37902

                    Natural Resources Management

                    Bellefonte Property Disposal

                    Jackson County, Alabama

                    On June 30, 2017, TVA issued a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for completion of the sale of the BLN Property in Jackson County, Alabama.

                    In May 2016, the TVA Board of Directors authorized the sale of the Bellefonte Nuclear Plant (BLN) Property. The BLN Property occupies approximately 1,400 acres of the approximately 1,600 acre BLN Reservation located near the Town of Hollywood in Jackson County, Alabama. The Board directed TVA staff to update and supplement the existing environmental review record in light of the purchaser’s proposed use of the site and conditioned completion of the sale on TVA’s Chief Executive Officer’s determination that the environmental review satisfactorily addressed potential environmental impacts.

                    The BLN Property was auctioned on November 14, 2016, and Nuclear Development, LLC, was the successful bidder. Nuclear Development plans to complete and operate the two unfinished nuclear units at the BLN Property. The EA presents the results of TVA’s review and update of the existing environmental record and provides an opportunity for public input into the process.

                    TVA evaluated two alternatives: (A) to take no action and (B) complete the sale of the BLN Property. TVA’s preferred alternative is Alternative B, Completion of the Sale of the BLN Property. TVA has concluded Alternative B would not be a major federal action significantly affecting the environment. Therefore, TVA has issued the FONSI.

                    The Draft EA was released for review on March 31, 2017 and comments were accepted for 30 days. A summary of comments along with TVA’s responses are included in Appendix B of the Final EA.

                      Previous Bellefonte Environmental Reviews

                      Related Documents:

                      Bellefonte Property Disposal Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 1.8mb)

                      Bellefonte Property Disposal Final Environmental Assessment (PDF, 3mb)

                      Contact

                      More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

                      Amy B. Henry
                      [email protected]
                      400 W. Summit Hill Drive
                      Knoxville, TN 37902