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U.S. Coal Deep Mine No. 10

Campbell County, Tennessee

TVA adopted an Office of Surface Mining (OSM) Environmental Assessment (EA) and issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on August 8, 2002, for U.S. Coal Inc.’s Deep Mine No. 10, OSM Permit No. TN-013.

In November 2001, U.S. Coal applied for a permit to mine coal on a TVA-leased tract on the Koppers Coal Reserve in Campbell County, Tennessee. The mine site is in the Clinch River watershed at an approximate elevation of 2,480 feet and is drained locally by Adkins Branch, a tributary of Cove Creek. This coal was leased from TVA in 2001 prior to the start of the Koppers Coal Reserve Management Plan Environmental Impact Statement and is grandfathered under all alternatives being considered.

The mine will operate for five years, extracting 1.25 million tons of coal and disturbing approximately 70 surface acres. TVA participated as a cooperating agency in the preparation of OSM’s EA. After a thorough review, TVA has determined that the scope, alternatives considered, and content of the OSM EA were adequate and that the proposed mining of TVA coal by U.S. Coal Inc. would not have a significant impact on the quality of the environment.


EA Adoption and FONSI (PDF file, 6 mb, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)


A copy of the TVA Final EA Adoption, FONSI, and accompanying OSM Decision document can be provided upon request via mail, e-mail, or phone to: 

Ruth M. Horton
Tennessee Valley Authority
400 W. Summit Hill Dr., WT 9B-K
Knoxville, TN 37902


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