Northeastern Tributary Reservoirs Land Management Plan
Tennessee and Virginia
In March 2010, TVA issued a final environmental impact statement (FEIS) for the Northeastern Tributary Reservoirs Land Management Plan (NTRLMP). The FEIS examined the potential effects of three alternative ways of managing approximately 5,000 acres of TVA public lands on Beaver Creek, Clear Creek, Boone, Fort Patrick Henry, South Holston, Wilbur, and Watauga reservoirs. Under the proposed plan, land would be allocated into broad categories or “zones” that include Project Operations, Sensitive Resource Management, Natural Resource Conservation, Industrial, Developed Recreation, and Shoreline Access.
In the FEIS, three alternatives were considered to guide land use approvals, private water use facility permitting, and resource management decisions on the northeastern tributary reservoirs. The alternatives include continuing management under the existing Forecast System (Alternative A, the No Action Alternative) and two Action Alternatives (Alternatives B and C). Various tracts (i.e., “parcels”) of TVA land would be allocated to specified uses under the two Action Alternatives. These allocations are designed to support TVA goals, balance competing demands, respond to the needs of stakeholders, and help meet TVA responsibilities to protect natural and cultural resources. TVA’s preferred alternative is Alternative C, the Modified Proposed Land Use Alternative.
On June 10, 2010, the TVA Board of Directors approved the NTRLMP, implementing the preferred alternative (Alternative C) identified in the FEIS. TVA is preparing a Record of Decision.
TVA has prepared a Record of Decision (PDF, 120kb)
Shown below are the FEIS (Volume I) and NTRLMP (Volumes II-VI), which may be accessed by clicking on the underlined link. PDF files require Adobe Acrobat Reader. Paper or compact disc copies may be requested from the contacts listed below.
Final Environmental Impact Statement
The FEIS in its entirety may be downloaded by clicking on the link below. The FEIS has also been divided into sections for faster downloading.
Complete Volume I: Final Environmental Impact Statement
Includes the complete text of the FEIS
Volume I: Summary and Table of Contents
Includes an abstract, a summary of the issues and alternatives considered, the table of contents for the FEIS, abbreviated tables of contents for the land plans, and a table of acronyms and abbreviations
Volume I: Chapter 1 – Purpose of and Need for Action
Background information, purpose and need, structure of the FEIS and land plans, the decision, other pertinent environmental reviews and documentation, the scoping process, the public review process, and necessary federal permits, licenses, and consultations
Volume I: Chapter 2 – Alternatives Including the Proposed Action
The development of alternatives, property administration, alternatives, comparison of alternatives, impacts summary, the preferred alternative
Volume I: Chapter 3 – Affected Environment
Overview of the northeastern tributary reservoirs, indentified resources, other issues of concern in the area around the seven tributary reservoirs
Volume I: Chapter 4 – Environmental Consequences
Discussion of environmental consequences under the three alternatives for each specified resource
Volume I: Chapters 5, 6, and 7 – Supporting Information
Lists of preparers, agencies and individuals receiving copies, literature cited, and glossary
Volume I: Appendix A – TVA Land Policy
Volume I: Appendix B – Scoping Information
Volume I: Appendix C – Correspondence
Volume I: Appendix D – Public Comments and Responses
Volume I: Appendix E – Forecast System Designations
Volume I: Appendix F – Conversion Tables
Volume I: Appendix G – Supporting Data
Volume I: Index – Listing of terms and corresponding page number(s) of occurrence
Volume II: Beaver Creek and Clear Creek Reservoirs Land Management Plan
TVA-managed public land surrounding Beaver Creek and Clear Creek reservoirs, planning process, regional overview, parcel descriptions, and allocation map
Volume III: Boone Reservoir Land Management Plan
TVA-managed public land surrounding Boone Reservoir, planning process, regional overview, parcel descriptions, and allocation map
Volume IV: Fort Patrick Henry Reservoir Land Management Plan
TVA-managed public land surrounding Fort Patrick Henry Reservoir, planning process, regional overview, parcel descriptions, and allocation map
Volume V: South Holston Reservoir Land Management Plan
TVA-managed public land surrounding South Holston Reservoir, planning process, regional overview, parcel descriptions, and allocation map
Volume VI: Wilbur and Watauga Reservoirs Land Management Plan
TVA-managed public land surrounding Wilbur and Watauga reservoirs, planning process, regional overview, parcel descriptions, and allocation map
Other Related Documents
View maps of the TVA-managed lands on northeastern tributary reservoirs.
To obtain a copy of the FEIS, contact:
Northeastern Tributary Reservoirs Land Management Plan
ATTN: Amy Henry
TVA NEPA Compliance
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
Phone: (865) 632-4045
For general information on the project, contact
Holston-Cherokee-Douglas Land Planning Team
ATTN: Dana Vaughn
106 Tri-Cities Business Park Drive
Gray, Tennessee 37615
Phone: (423) 467-3801
For more information, call 800-882-5263, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (ATTN: Dana Vaughn). In the subject line, type “Northeastern Tributary Reservoirs Land Management Plan FEIS.” Please include your U.S. Postal Service mailing address.