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

Programs, Plans and Policies
Power Generation – Coal and Gas
Power Generation – Nuclear
Power Generation – Solar and Other Renewables
Economic Development
Land, Facilities and Permitting
River System Operations
Transmission
Natural Resources Management

Open for Public Comment

Flexibility Proposal

On June 22, 2020, TVA completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) and issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) addressing its proposal to provide flexible power generation options to its local power company customers that have entered into Long-Term Partnership Agreements with TVA.

The Long-Term Partnership Agreement, first offered in August 2019, includes provision for those local power companies who adopt the agreement to meet a portion of their power needs through their own generating sources.  As of June 2020, 140 of the local power companies served by TVA have adopted this Agreement.

In February 2020, the TVA Board of Directors approved a set of principles to guide local power companies interested in adding flexible generation, pending completion of appropriate environmental review in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The approved principles resulted from structured engagement with local power companies and reflect their feedback to ensure the outcome provides a viable solution to their needs.

In April 2020, TVA issued a draft EA for public review and comment. The draft EA evaluated the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts of two alternatives, taking no action and implementing the power supply flexibility option.  TVA received 12 comment submissions from the public during the review period and considered the input in completing the EA.  The final EA includes responses to the public comments in an appendix.  

Related Documents

Final Environmental Assessment

Finding of No Significant Impact

Public Comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment

Draft Environmental Assessment

Power Supply Flexibility Board Resolution (PDF)

Long Term Partnership Board Resolution (PDF)

Submitted Questions and TVA Answers (PDF)

TVA Board Meeting Minutes (August 22, 2019) (PDF)

TVA SEC 10-Q Report (December 31, 2019) (PDF)

TVA Board Meeting Presentation (February 13, 2020) (PDF)

Contact

More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

Matthew Higdon
NEPA Specialist
[email protected]
865-632-8051
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902

Lisa Haislip
Program Manager
[email protected]
423-751-4821
1101 Market Street, BR 5-B
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Listing of Completed Categorical Exclusion Checklists

Fiscal Year 2022

Fiscal Year 2021

For the quarter ending September 30, 2020

Programs, Plans and Policies

Flexibility Proposal

On June 22, 2020, TVA completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) and issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) addressing its proposal to provide flexible power generation options to its local power company customers that have entered into Long-Term Partnership Agreements with TVA.

The Long-Term Partnership Agreement, first offered in August 2019, includes provision for those local power companies who adopt the agreement to meet a portion of their power needs through their own generating sources.  As of June 2020, 140 of the local power companies served by TVA have adopted this Agreement.

In February 2020, the TVA Board of Directors approved a set of principles to guide local power companies interested in adding flexible generation, pending completion of appropriate environmental review in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The approved principles resulted from structured engagement with local power companies and reflect their feedback to ensure the outcome provides a viable solution to their needs.

In April 2020, TVA issued a draft EA for public review and comment. The draft EA evaluated the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts of two alternatives, taking no action and implementing the power supply flexibility option.  TVA received 12 comment submissions from the public during the review period and considered the input in completing the EA.  The final EA includes responses to the public comments in an appendix.  

Related Documents

Final Environmental Assessment

Finding of No Significant Impact

Public Comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment

Draft Environmental Assessment

Power Supply Flexibility Board Resolution (PDF)

Long Term Partnership Board Resolution (PDF)

Submitted Questions and TVA Answers (PDF)

TVA Board Meeting Minutes (August 22, 2019) (PDF)

TVA SEC 10-Q Report (December 31, 2019) (PDF)

TVA Board Meeting Presentation (February 13, 2020) (PDF)

Contact

More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

Matthew Higdon
NEPA Specialist
[email protected]
865-632-8051
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902

Lisa Haislip
Program Manager
[email protected]
423-751-4821
1101 Market Street, BR 5-B
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Power Generation – Coal and Gas

Flexibility Proposal

On June 22, 2020, TVA completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) and issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) addressing its proposal to provide flexible power generation options to its local power company customers that have entered into Long-Term Partnership Agreements with TVA.

The Long-Term Partnership Agreement, first offered in August 2019, includes provision for those local power companies who adopt the agreement to meet a portion of their power needs through their own generating sources.  As of June 2020, 140 of the local power companies served by TVA have adopted this Agreement.

In February 2020, the TVA Board of Directors approved a set of principles to guide local power companies interested in adding flexible generation, pending completion of appropriate environmental review in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The approved principles resulted from structured engagement with local power companies and reflect their feedback to ensure the outcome provides a viable solution to their needs.

In April 2020, TVA issued a draft EA for public review and comment. The draft EA evaluated the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts of two alternatives, taking no action and implementing the power supply flexibility option.  TVA received 12 comment submissions from the public during the review period and considered the input in completing the EA.  The final EA includes responses to the public comments in an appendix.  

Related Documents

Final Environmental Assessment

Finding of No Significant Impact

Public Comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment

Draft Environmental Assessment

Power Supply Flexibility Board Resolution (PDF)

Long Term Partnership Board Resolution (PDF)

Submitted Questions and TVA Answers (PDF)

TVA Board Meeting Minutes (August 22, 2019) (PDF)

TVA SEC 10-Q Report (December 31, 2019) (PDF)

TVA Board Meeting Presentation (February 13, 2020) (PDF)

Contact

More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

Matthew Higdon
NEPA Specialist
[email protected]
865-632-8051
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902

Lisa Haislip
Program Manager
[email protected]
423-751-4821
1101 Market Street, BR 5-B
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Power Generation – Nuclear

Flexibility Proposal

On June 22, 2020, TVA completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) and issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) addressing its proposal to provide flexible power generation options to its local power company customers that have entered into Long-Term Partnership Agreements with TVA.

The Long-Term Partnership Agreement, first offered in August 2019, includes provision for those local power companies who adopt the agreement to meet a portion of their power needs through their own generating sources.  As of June 2020, 140 of the local power companies served by TVA have adopted this Agreement.

In February 2020, the TVA Board of Directors approved a set of principles to guide local power companies interested in adding flexible generation, pending completion of appropriate environmental review in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The approved principles resulted from structured engagement with local power companies and reflect their feedback to ensure the outcome provides a viable solution to their needs.

In April 2020, TVA issued a draft EA for public review and comment. The draft EA evaluated the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts of two alternatives, taking no action and implementing the power supply flexibility option.  TVA received 12 comment submissions from the public during the review period and considered the input in completing the EA.  The final EA includes responses to the public comments in an appendix.  

Related Documents

Final Environmental Assessment

Finding of No Significant Impact

Public Comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment

Draft Environmental Assessment

Power Supply Flexibility Board Resolution (PDF)

Long Term Partnership Board Resolution (PDF)

Submitted Questions and TVA Answers (PDF)

TVA Board Meeting Minutes (August 22, 2019) (PDF)

TVA SEC 10-Q Report (December 31, 2019) (PDF)

TVA Board Meeting Presentation (February 13, 2020) (PDF)

Contact

More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

Matthew Higdon
NEPA Specialist
[email protected]
865-632-8051
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902

Lisa Haislip
Program Manager
[email protected]
423-751-4821
1101 Market Street, BR 5-B
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Power Generation – Solar and Other Renewables

Flexibility Proposal

On June 22, 2020, TVA completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) and issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) addressing its proposal to provide flexible power generation options to its local power company customers that have entered into Long-Term Partnership Agreements with TVA.

The Long-Term Partnership Agreement, first offered in August 2019, includes provision for those local power companies who adopt the agreement to meet a portion of their power needs through their own generating sources.  As of June 2020, 140 of the local power companies served by TVA have adopted this Agreement.

In February 2020, the TVA Board of Directors approved a set of principles to guide local power companies interested in adding flexible generation, pending completion of appropriate environmental review in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The approved principles resulted from structured engagement with local power companies and reflect their feedback to ensure the outcome provides a viable solution to their needs.

In April 2020, TVA issued a draft EA for public review and comment. The draft EA evaluated the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts of two alternatives, taking no action and implementing the power supply flexibility option.  TVA received 12 comment submissions from the public during the review period and considered the input in completing the EA.  The final EA includes responses to the public comments in an appendix.  

Related Documents

Final Environmental Assessment

Finding of No Significant Impact

Public Comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment

Draft Environmental Assessment

Power Supply Flexibility Board Resolution (PDF)

Long Term Partnership Board Resolution (PDF)

Submitted Questions and TVA Answers (PDF)

TVA Board Meeting Minutes (August 22, 2019) (PDF)

TVA SEC 10-Q Report (December 31, 2019) (PDF)

TVA Board Meeting Presentation (February 13, 2020) (PDF)

Contact

More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

Matthew Higdon
NEPA Specialist
[email protected]
865-632-8051
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902

Lisa Haislip
Program Manager
[email protected]
423-751-4821
1101 Market Street, BR 5-B
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Economic Development

Flexibility Proposal

On June 22, 2020, TVA completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) and issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) addressing its proposal to provide flexible power generation options to its local power company customers that have entered into Long-Term Partnership Agreements with TVA.

The Long-Term Partnership Agreement, first offered in August 2019, includes provision for those local power companies who adopt the agreement to meet a portion of their power needs through their own generating sources.  As of June 2020, 140 of the local power companies served by TVA have adopted this Agreement.

In February 2020, the TVA Board of Directors approved a set of principles to guide local power companies interested in adding flexible generation, pending completion of appropriate environmental review in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The approved principles resulted from structured engagement with local power companies and reflect their feedback to ensure the outcome provides a viable solution to their needs.

In April 2020, TVA issued a draft EA for public review and comment. The draft EA evaluated the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts of two alternatives, taking no action and implementing the power supply flexibility option.  TVA received 12 comment submissions from the public during the review period and considered the input in completing the EA.  The final EA includes responses to the public comments in an appendix.  

Related Documents

Final Environmental Assessment

Finding of No Significant Impact

Public Comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment

Draft Environmental Assessment

Power Supply Flexibility Board Resolution (PDF)

Long Term Partnership Board Resolution (PDF)

Submitted Questions and TVA Answers (PDF)

TVA Board Meeting Minutes (August 22, 2019) (PDF)

TVA SEC 10-Q Report (December 31, 2019) (PDF)

TVA Board Meeting Presentation (February 13, 2020) (PDF)

Contact

More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

Matthew Higdon
NEPA Specialist
[email protected]
865-632-8051
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902

Lisa Haislip
Program Manager
[email protected]
423-751-4821
1101 Market Street, BR 5-B
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Land, Facilities and Permitting

Flexibility Proposal

On June 22, 2020, TVA completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) and issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) addressing its proposal to provide flexible power generation options to its local power company customers that have entered into Long-Term Partnership Agreements with TVA.

The Long-Term Partnership Agreement, first offered in August 2019, includes provision for those local power companies who adopt the agreement to meet a portion of their power needs through their own generating sources.  As of June 2020, 140 of the local power companies served by TVA have adopted this Agreement.

In February 2020, the TVA Board of Directors approved a set of principles to guide local power companies interested in adding flexible generation, pending completion of appropriate environmental review in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The approved principles resulted from structured engagement with local power companies and reflect their feedback to ensure the outcome provides a viable solution to their needs.

In April 2020, TVA issued a draft EA for public review and comment. The draft EA evaluated the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts of two alternatives, taking no action and implementing the power supply flexibility option.  TVA received 12 comment submissions from the public during the review period and considered the input in completing the EA.  The final EA includes responses to the public comments in an appendix.  

Related Documents

Final Environmental Assessment

Finding of No Significant Impact

Public Comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment

Draft Environmental Assessment

Power Supply Flexibility Board Resolution (PDF)

Long Term Partnership Board Resolution (PDF)

Submitted Questions and TVA Answers (PDF)

TVA Board Meeting Minutes (August 22, 2019) (PDF)

TVA SEC 10-Q Report (December 31, 2019) (PDF)

TVA Board Meeting Presentation (February 13, 2020) (PDF)

Contact

More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

Matthew Higdon
NEPA Specialist
[email protected]
865-632-8051
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902

Lisa Haislip
Program Manager
[email protected]
423-751-4821
1101 Market Street, BR 5-B
Chattanooga, TN 37402

River System Operations

Flexibility Proposal

On June 22, 2020, TVA completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) and issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) addressing its proposal to provide flexible power generation options to its local power company customers that have entered into Long-Term Partnership Agreements with TVA.

The Long-Term Partnership Agreement, first offered in August 2019, includes provision for those local power companies who adopt the agreement to meet a portion of their power needs through their own generating sources.  As of June 2020, 140 of the local power companies served by TVA have adopted this Agreement.

In February 2020, the TVA Board of Directors approved a set of principles to guide local power companies interested in adding flexible generation, pending completion of appropriate environmental review in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The approved principles resulted from structured engagement with local power companies and reflect their feedback to ensure the outcome provides a viable solution to their needs.

In April 2020, TVA issued a draft EA for public review and comment. The draft EA evaluated the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts of two alternatives, taking no action and implementing the power supply flexibility option.  TVA received 12 comment submissions from the public during the review period and considered the input in completing the EA.  The final EA includes responses to the public comments in an appendix.  

Related Documents

Final Environmental Assessment

Finding of No Significant Impact

Public Comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment

Draft Environmental Assessment

Power Supply Flexibility Board Resolution (PDF)

Long Term Partnership Board Resolution (PDF)

Submitted Questions and TVA Answers (PDF)

TVA Board Meeting Minutes (August 22, 2019) (PDF)

TVA SEC 10-Q Report (December 31, 2019) (PDF)

TVA Board Meeting Presentation (February 13, 2020) (PDF)

Contact

More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

Matthew Higdon
NEPA Specialist
[email protected]
865-632-8051
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902

Lisa Haislip
Program Manager
[email protected]
423-751-4821
1101 Market Street, BR 5-B
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Transmission

Flexibility Proposal

On June 22, 2020, TVA completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) and issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) addressing its proposal to provide flexible power generation options to its local power company customers that have entered into Long-Term Partnership Agreements with TVA.

The Long-Term Partnership Agreement, first offered in August 2019, includes provision for those local power companies who adopt the agreement to meet a portion of their power needs through their own generating sources.  As of June 2020, 140 of the local power companies served by TVA have adopted this Agreement.

In February 2020, the TVA Board of Directors approved a set of principles to guide local power companies interested in adding flexible generation, pending completion of appropriate environmental review in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The approved principles resulted from structured engagement with local power companies and reflect their feedback to ensure the outcome provides a viable solution to their needs.

In April 2020, TVA issued a draft EA for public review and comment. The draft EA evaluated the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts of two alternatives, taking no action and implementing the power supply flexibility option.  TVA received 12 comment submissions from the public during the review period and considered the input in completing the EA.  The final EA includes responses to the public comments in an appendix.  

Related Documents

Final Environmental Assessment

Finding of No Significant Impact

Public Comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment

Draft Environmental Assessment

Power Supply Flexibility Board Resolution (PDF)

Long Term Partnership Board Resolution (PDF)

Submitted Questions and TVA Answers (PDF)

TVA Board Meeting Minutes (August 22, 2019) (PDF)

TVA SEC 10-Q Report (December 31, 2019) (PDF)

TVA Board Meeting Presentation (February 13, 2020) (PDF)

Contact

More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

Matthew Higdon
NEPA Specialist
[email protected]
865-632-8051
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902

Lisa Haislip
Program Manager
[email protected]
423-751-4821
1101 Market Street, BR 5-B
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Natural Resources Management

Flexibility Proposal

On June 22, 2020, TVA completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) and issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) addressing its proposal to provide flexible power generation options to its local power company customers that have entered into Long-Term Partnership Agreements with TVA.

The Long-Term Partnership Agreement, first offered in August 2019, includes provision for those local power companies who adopt the agreement to meet a portion of their power needs through their own generating sources.  As of June 2020, 140 of the local power companies served by TVA have adopted this Agreement.

In February 2020, the TVA Board of Directors approved a set of principles to guide local power companies interested in adding flexible generation, pending completion of appropriate environmental review in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The approved principles resulted from structured engagement with local power companies and reflect their feedback to ensure the outcome provides a viable solution to their needs.

In April 2020, TVA issued a draft EA for public review and comment. The draft EA evaluated the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts of two alternatives, taking no action and implementing the power supply flexibility option.  TVA received 12 comment submissions from the public during the review period and considered the input in completing the EA.  The final EA includes responses to the public comments in an appendix.  

Related Documents

Final Environmental Assessment

Finding of No Significant Impact

Public Comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment

Draft Environmental Assessment

Power Supply Flexibility Board Resolution (PDF)

Long Term Partnership Board Resolution (PDF)

Submitted Questions and TVA Answers (PDF)

TVA Board Meeting Minutes (August 22, 2019) (PDF)

TVA SEC 10-Q Report (December 31, 2019) (PDF)

TVA Board Meeting Presentation (February 13, 2020) (PDF)

Contact

More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

Matthew Higdon
NEPA Specialist
[email protected]
865-632-8051
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902

Lisa Haislip
Program Manager
[email protected]
423-751-4821
1101 Market Street, BR 5-B
Chattanooga, TN 37402