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Kingston Fossil Plant Units 1 Through 9
Reduction Systems for Nitrogen Oxide Control

Draft Environmental Assessment

TVA must meet new Title 1 Clean Air Act requirements. As alternatives to achieve this goal, TVA proposes to install and operate either a system of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology or a hybrid system of SCRs and NOx Tech technology at the Kingston Fossil Plant (KIF) over a two-year period from June 2002 to April 2004.

These technologies would provide the NOx removal rates at KIF needed to meet the requirements. SCR systems consist of various equipment and ductwork, a catalyst containing vanadium pentoxide, and an anhydrous ammonia system. The NOx Tech system involves less construction within the plant but requires a supply of natural gas. The SCRs and NOx Tech equipment would be installed within the existing plant structure and the ammonia unloading and storage facility located within the plant site. Off-site work involving the construction and operation of the natural gas pipeline would occur only if the alternative including NOx Tech equipment is chosen. The No Action alternative would not allow TVA to meet its NOx reduction goals.

Documents

The draft environmental assessment can be viewed by section, as noted below (PDF files, require Adobe Acrobat Reader):

Table of Contents (27 kb)
Includes chapters, sections, list of tables and figures, acronyms and symbols, and units of measure.

Chapter 1: Purpose, Need, and Background for the Proposed Action (1.44 mb)
The purpose of the proposed action, background of air pollution from nitrogen oxides and NOx control technologies, history of the Kingston Fossil Plant, related NEPA documents, the scoping process, and public and agency involvement.

Chapter 2: Alternatives, Including the Proposed Action (349 kb)
The proposed action, alternatives to the proposed action, other alternatives not considered in detail, comparison of alternatives, summary of environmental commitments, and environmental permits.

Chapter 3: Resources and Environment Impacts (980 kb)
Includes the scope of environmental issues and description of impacts to the following resources: air quality; ammonia storage and handling safety; wetlands; significant managed areas; terrestrial ecology; threatened or endangered species; land use; visual aesthetics and noise; archaeological and historic resources; solid and hazardous waste; aquatic ecology; wastewater, surface water, and groundwater quality; socioeconomics; and transportation.

References, List of Preparers, and Agencies Consulted (11 kb)

Appendix A (442 kb)
Material safety data sheets for anhydrous ammonia and vanadium pentoxide.

Appendix B (402 kb)
Correspondence with agencies and public notices and news releases.

Appendix C (7 kb)
Aquatic biological data

Appendix D (23 kb)
Stream crossings and construction procedures for pipeline.

For more information

Printed copies of this EA are available for viewing at the Kingston and Oak Ridge public libraries. For more information call 865-632-8051, or e-mail tvainfo@tva.gov (Attn. Bruce L. Yeager). In the Subject line type “Kingston Fossil EA—NOx Reduction.” Please include your postal mailing address.

Closing date for comments

TVA encourages your comments. Comments must be received by May 22, 2002 to ensure consideration. These comments will be used in the preparation of the final environmental assessment and should be directed to:

Bruce L. Yeager, Senior NEPA Specialist
Environmental Policy and Planning
Tennessee Valley Authority WT 8B
400 West Summit Hill Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-632-8051
Fax: 865-632-6855
E-mail: tvainfo@tva.gov (Attn.: Bruce L. Yeager)

 

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