TVA finalized an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on August 7, 2020 to address the potential environmental effects associated with the management of coal combustion residuals (CCR) material at the Gallatin Fossil Plant (GAF) located near Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee. On September 17, 2020 TVA signed the Record of Decision.
This project addresses the disposition of CCR onsite at GAF, supports the
implementation of TVA’s goal to eliminate all wet CCR storage at its coal
plants by closing CCR surface impoundments across the TVA system, and assists
TVA in complying with EPA’s CCR Rule and other applicable federal and state
statutes and regulations.
A Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS was published to the Federal Register on
December 7, 2018. Public comments on the scope of the EIS were collected
through January 11, 2019. After consideration of comments received during the
scoping period, TVA developed a Scoping Report that summarized public and
agency comments that were received and identified the schedule for completing
the EIS process. The scoping report was released in April 2019.
TVA released the draft EIS for public review on December 27, 2019. A Notice of Availability for the draft EIS was published in the Federal Register on January 4, 2020. A public information session was held on January 16, 2020 at the Gallatin Civic Center in Gallatin, Tennessee, to allow the public the opportunity to learn more about the project. Public comments were accepted between December 27, 2019 and February 18, 2020, and at the public information session. TVA reviewed the comments received on the draft during the comment period and incorporated them, as appropriate, into the final document.
More information on this environmental review can be obtained from: