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

Programs, Plans and Policies

Power Generation – Coal and Gas

Closure of Coal Combustion Residual Impoundments

Access Road and Borrow Areas for the Cumberland Fossil Plant

Allen Fossil Plant Ash Impoundment Closures

Allen Fossil Plant Decontamination and Deconstruction Environmental Assessment

Allen Fossil Plant Emission Control Project

Bull Run Ash Impoundment Closure

Bull Run Fossil Plant Landfill – Management of Coal Combustion Residuals

Colbert Fossil Plant Decontamination and Deconstruction

Cumberland Fossil Plant Wastewater Treatment Facility

Gallatin Fossil Plant Borrow Site

Gallatin Fossil Plant Bottom Ash Process Dewatering Facility

Gallatin Fossil Plant—Installation of Air Pollution Control Equipment and Associated Facilities

Gallatin Surface Impoundment Closure and Restoration Project

John Sevier Fossil Plant Deconstruction

Johnsonville Cogeneration Plant

Johnsonville Fossil Plant Ash Impoundment Closure Environmental Impact Statement

Johnsonville Fossil Plant Decontamination and Deconstruction Final Environmental Assessment

Johnsonville Fossil Plant Proposed Actions

Kingston Fossil Plant Borrow Site #3

Kingston Fossil Plant Bottom Ash Dewatering Facility

Kingston Fossil Plant Landfill Expansion

Management of Coal Combustion Residuals from the Cumberland Fossil Plant

Management of Coal Combustion Residuals from the Paradise Fossil Plant

Management of Coal Combustion Residuals from the Shawnee Fossil Plant

Paradise Fossil Plant Units 1 and 2—Mercury Air Toxics Standards Compliance Project

Potential Retirement of Bull Run Fossil Plant

Potential Retirement of Paradise Fossil Plant

Shawnee Fossil Plant Bottom Ash Process Dewatering Facility

Shawnee Fossil Plant Units 1 and 4

Widows Creek Fossil Plant Deconstruction Environmental Assessment

Widows Creek Fossil Plant Soil Excavation and Gypsum Stack Closure

Power Generation – Nuclear

Power Generation – Solar and Other Renewables

Bellefonte Solar Energy Center Project

Brown Swiss Solar Farm

Cumberland Solar Farm

Elora Solar Energy Center Project

EPA Mitigation Projects

Five Western North Carolina Solar Farms

General Mills Combined Heat and Power Project

Haywood Solar Farm

Houston, Mississippi Solar Farms

Jackson Solar Project

Jonesborough Solar Site

Latitude Solar Center

Marshall Properties Solar Farm

Memphis Solar Project

Millington Solar Farm

Muscle Shoals Solar Project

Naval Air Station Meridian Solar Farm

North Alabama Utility-Scale Solar Project

Providence Solar Center

Pulaski Energy Park Expansion

Purchase of Power Generated at Bristol, Virginia Sanitary Landfill

River Bend Solar Project

Selmer North I Solar Project

Selmer North II Solar Project

Starkville Solar Facilities

Wildberry Solar Center

Yum Yum Solar Project

Economic Development

Appalachian Regional Commission Grant Proposal for Emory Valley Center

Economic Development Grant for Improvements at West Industrial Park

Economic Development Grant for Site Clearing and Building Demolition

Economic Development Grant for the Improvement of a Dilapidated Industrial Park – Unicoi County, Tenn.

Economic Development Grant Proposal for Allen Springs Site

Economic Development Grant Proposal for Breeding North Industrial Park Expansion

Economic Development Grant Proposal for East Tennessee Progress Center

Economic Development Grant Proposal for Highway 223 Site

Economic Development Grant Proposal for Hunt Property

Economic Development Grant Proposal for I-65 Commerce Park Expansion

Economic Development Grant Proposal for Oakland Parkway Site

Economic Development Grant Proposal for Proposed Industrial Site Purchase

Economic Development Grant Proposal for Proposed Industrial Site Purchase and Tree Clearing

Economic Development Grant Proposal for Tellico West Industrial Park

Economic Development Grant to the Alliance

Economic Development Grants for Building Pad Construction

TVA Economic Development Grant Proposal for Site Improvements at Morgan Center Business Park

Valley Investment Initiative—Program Expansion and Modification

Land, Facilities and Permitting

250 Linear Feet of Shoreline Stabilization - Watts Bar Reservoir

Bellefonte Property Disposal

Brightwater Park at WindRiver Supplemental Environmental Assessment

City of Chattanooga Emergency Stream Bank Protection Project

City of Waverly Sewer Line and Outfall

Construction of U.S. Highway 321 and Bridges at Fort Loudoun and Tellico Dam Reservations

Deerfield Marina Proposed Commercial Recreation License and Water Use Facilities

Disposal of Yellow Creek Industrial Park Properties

East Region Consolidation – Norris Properties Environmental Assessment

East Tenn. Natural Gas Loudon Expansion Project

First Marine Terminal

Harbor Lights Marina Expansion Section 26a Approval

Huntsville Sewer Line

Jolly’s Rock Bank Stabilization Project

Knoxville Downtown Parking Garage

Knoxville Office Complex

Knoxville South Waterfront Public Improvements

Limestone County Water and Sewer Authority Easement

Lincoln County Raw Water Intake

Lone Mountain Shores Corporation Request for Approval of Shoreline Management Plan and Section 26a Approval

Mine Plan Approval for Illinois Coal Mineral Rights Lease, Sugar Camp Mine No. 1

Muscle Shoals PSS Warehouse

Muscle Shoals Reservation Comprehensive Master Plan

Muscle Shoals Reservation Operations Relocation

Muscle Shoals Reservation Pond Creek Levee

Muscle Shoals Reservation Redevelopment

Rock Island State Park Recreation Easement

Straight Creek Properties Disposal of Coal Reserves

Tennessee State Route 15 (U.S. 64)

Twin Creeks Resort and Marina Section 26a Approval

US 127/Tennessee State Route 28 at Cumberland Homesteads

Widows Creek Additional Property Disposal and Transmission Facilities

Widows Creek Property Disposal

Woodson Marina Proposed Commercial Recreation License and Water Use Facilities

River System Operations

Transmission

Natural Resources Management

Bat Conservation and Compliance

TVA’s bat strategy defines how we document and track our actions towards conserving bats. As part of the strategy, TVA completed an Endangered Species Act (ESA) programmatic consultation in 2018. This report describes TVA activities which could potentially impact endangered or threatened bats in the TVA Region (gray bat, Indiana bat, northern long-eared bat and Virginia big-eared bat). The consultation is effective for 20 years and ensures that TVA remains in compliance with the ESA.

Programmatic Biological Assessment for Evaluation of the Impacts of TVA’s Routine Actions on Federally Listed Bats

USFWS Concurrence on Activities that are Not Likely to Adversely Affect Federally-listed Bats

USFWS Biological Opinion on TVA’s Programmatic Strategy for Routine Actions that May Affect Endangered or Threatened Bats

Amendment to USFWS Biological Opinion