Environmental Reviews

TVA conducts environmental reviews in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, which requires federal agencies to consider the effects of their proposed projects on the human and natural environment before final decisions are made. These environmental reviews under NEPA typically also include assessments that facilitate compliance with other environmental review requirements such as those under the National Historic Preservation Act and the Endangered Species Act

Programs, Plans and Policies
Power Generation – Coal and Gas
Power Generation – Nuclear
Power Generation – Solar and Other Renewables
Economic Development
Land, Facilities and Permitting
River System Operations
Transmission
Natural Resources Management

Open for Public Comment

Allen Ash Impoundment Closures

Environmental Impact Statement for the Allen Fossil Plant.

Changes to Green Power Providers Program

In February 2019, the TVA Board approved the closure of the Green Power Providers program to new applications effective January 1, 2020, pending completion of appropriate environmental review in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act.

Supplemental Environmental Assessment– Gallatin Fossil Plant Bottom Ash Dewatering Facility Permanent Flow Management System

The Tennessee Valley Authority is preparing a Supplemental Environmental Assessment to address the potential environmental effects associated with a permanent flow management system

Yum Yum Solar Project

TVA requests your comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Yum Yum Solar Project in Fayette County, Tennessee.

Power Generation – Coal and Gas

Land, Facilities and Permitting

Bat Conservation and Compliance

TVA’s bat strategy defines how we document and track our actions towards conserving bats. As part of the strategy, TVA completed an Endangered Species Act (ESA) programmatic consultation in 2018. This report describes TVA activities which could potentially impact endangered or threatened bats in the TVA Region (gray bat, Indiana bat, northern long-eared bat and Virginia big-eared bat). The consultation is effective for 20 years and ensures that TVA remains in compliance with the ESA.

Programmatic Biological Assessment for Evaluation of the Impacts of TVA’s Routine Actions on Federally Listed Bats

USFWS Concurrence on Activities that are Not Likely to Adversely Affect Federally-listed Bats

USFWS Biological Opinion on TVA’s Programmatic Strategy for Routine Actions that May Affect Endangered or Threatened Bats

Amendment to USFWS Biological Opinion