TVA Invites Public Input on Proposed Revision to Tellico Reservoir Land Management Plan

Jan 28, 2021

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Valley Authority proposes to revise the 2000 Tellico Reservoir Land Management Plan (RLMP) by reviewing all existing allocations of TVA land to respond to new issues and changes in conditions and circumstances. TVA proposes to change the allocation of approximately 2,144 acres of the 12,787 acres (16.8 %) of Tellico Reservoir lands in Blount, Loudon, and Monroe counties in East Tennessee.

The proposed RLMP revision would be consistent with the TVA Land Policy, Natural Resource Plan and Comprehensive Valleywide Land Plan, and TVA’s goals for managing natural resources on public lands. RLMPs guide land use approvals, private water use facility permitting, and resource management decisions on TVA-managed public land.

TVA intends to prepare an Environmental Assessment addressing the impacts of the proposed revision to the Tellico Reservoir Land Management Plan. TVA is interested in receiving comments on initial land use allocation changes to parcels on Tellico Reservoir and on the proposal’s potential to affect the environment or historic properties. TVA invites the public to visit tva.com/landplanreview for more information about the proposed land plan revision. Additionally, a virtual public meeting link will be available on this webpage beginning February 11, 2021 and a live webinar will be held on February 25, 2021 at 5 p.m. ET. Registration is required to attend the webinar. A recording of the webinar will be made available on the webpage.

Comments may be submitted online, by mail, or email. Any comments received, including names and addresses, will become part of the administrative record, and will be available for public inspection. Please submit comments by March 28, 2021.

Written comments should be sent to Lesley Webb, Senior Specialist, Tennessee Valley Authority, 2835A East Wood Street, Paris, TN 38242. Comments may also be submitted online or by email to landplans@tva.gov.

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