TVA To Hold Open House on Land Management Plans for Tributary Reservoirs
Oct. 26, 2009
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — TVA will hold an open house Tuesday, Oct. 27, in Johnson City to obtain public comments on a draft environmental impact statement developed for TVA-managed land on Beaver Creek, Boone, Clear Creek, Fort Patrick Henry, South Holston, Watauga and Wilbur reservoirs.
The open house will be from 4-8 p.m. EDT at the Johnson City Power Board offices at 2600 Boones Creek Road.
The public will be able to view and offer comments on maps showing the current designated land uses and two alternative land uses being considered.
TVA develops land management plans on how it intends to manage and use reservoir land.
Development of the plan includes an environmental review of the recommended uses in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The review considers environmental effects of public recreational use, industrial development and wildlife conservation.
To view maps that provide detail on parcels of land on each reservoir and submit comments, visit www.tva.com/environment/reports/ntrlmp.
The public may also mail comments to Northeastern Tributary Reservoirs Land Management Plan c/o TVA NEPA Resources (Attention Amy Henry, NEPA Specialist), 400 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902. The public comment period ends Nov. 23. Any comments received, including names and addresses, become part of an administrative record and will be available for public review.
TVA is the nation’s largest public power provider and is completely self-financing. TVA provides power to large industries and 158 power distributors that serve approximately 9 million consumers in seven southeastern states. TVA also creates economic development opportunities and manages the Tennessee River and its tributaries to provide multiple benefits, including flood damage reduction, navigation, water quality and recreation.
TVA News Bureau, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000