BENTON, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking for public input on a draft Environmental Assessment that proposes the consolidation of people and functions from three existing Ocoee 1 Hydro Dam administrative sites into a newly constructed administration building located on the existing Ocoee 1 Hydro Dam property in Polk County, Tennessee. Details of the review are available in a draft Environmental Assessment at https://www.tva.com/nepa.
The draft EA includes three alternatives: No Action Alternative, Alternative A - consolidation via license or easement grant, and Alternative B - consolidation via demolition. TVA’s preferred action includes either Alternative A or Alternative B.
Submit comments by March 5, 2021, to [email protected] or mail to Tennessee Valley Authority, ATTN: J. Taylor Cates, NEPA Specialist, TVA 1101 Market Street BR 2C-C Chattanooga, TN 37402.
Please note that all comments received, including names and addresses, will become part of the administrative record and available for public inspection.
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Photo cutline: Ocoee #1 Dam Reservation, Polk County, Tenn. Proposed location for the new administration building.