Gallatin Surface Impoundment Closure and Restoration Project

Sumner County, Tennessee

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.

Background and Previous Public Involvement

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.

Related Documents:

Gallatin Record of Decision (261 kb)

Final Environmental Impact Statement (28 mb)

Draft Environmental Impact Statement (PDF, 28.2mb)

EIS Scoping Report (PDF, 1.6mb)

Environmental Impact Statement Notice of Intent (PDF, 0.2mb)

Contact

More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

Elizabeth Smith
NEPA Specialist
esmith14@tva.gov
865-632-3053
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11B
Knoxville, TN 37902