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.
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.
The draft environmental assessment can be viewed by section, as
noted below (PDF files, require Adobe
of Contents (27 kb)
Includes chapters, sections, list of tables and figures, acronyms and
symbols, and units of measure.
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.
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.
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.
List of Preparers, and Agencies Consulted (11 kb)
A (442 kb)
Material safety data sheets for anhydrous ammonia and vanadium pentoxide.
B (402 kb)
Correspondence with agencies and public notices and news releases.
C (7 kb)
Aquatic biological data
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (Attn.
Bruce L. Yeager). In the Subject line type Kingston Fossil EANOx
Reduction. Please include your postal mailing address.
Closing date for
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
E-mail: email@example.com (Attn.:
Bruce L. Yeager)