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
Natural Resources Management

Open for Public Comment

Bellefonte Solar Energy Center Project

This environmental assessment was prepared to assess the potential impacts of TVA’s construction and operation of a proposed solar facility by Bellefonte Solar, LLC in Jackson County, Alabama.

East Region Consolidation – Norris Properties Projects

The public comment period is complete for the Phase 1 Draft Second Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the consolidation of TVA properties in Norris, Tennessee. 

Gallatin Surface Impoundment Closure and Restoration Project

TVA is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement to address the potential environmental effects associated with management of coal combustion residual (CCR) material at the Gallatin Fossil Plant located near Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee.

Pickwick Landing Dam First Utility District of Hardin County Raw Water Intake Line Relocation

TVA requests your comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment EA for the Pickwick Landing Dam First Utility District of Hardin County Raw Water Intake Line Relocation in Hardin 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