On October 8, 2020, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) issued a final environmental assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for its proposal to support the growing electrical load and increase power reliability in the Paris, Tennessee and Murray, Kentucky areas by construction, operating and maintaining a 16-mile 161-kV transmission line. TVA would purchase easements that provide the necessary rights to construct, operate, and maintain the proposed transmission line route. The ROW easements TVA proposes to acquire total approximately 188 acres.
The EA describes the anticipated environmental impacts of the construction and operation of the transmission line. The EA and FONSI, as well as additional supporting information, are available through the links below.
Additional information on this project is available, including background information, maps, and a project schedule.
More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:
NEPA Project Manager
1101 Market Street, BR 2C
Chattanooga, TN 37402