Section 26a of the TVA Act
Summary of 26a Regulations
18 CFR Part 1304: Approval of construction in the Tennessee River system; revisions to administrative appeals process; job title and address updates.
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
Action: Final rule
Summary: The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is making non-substantive changes to Title 18 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this rule is to amend the process for issuing final determinations on administrative appeals of permitting decisions under section 26a of the TVA Act. Formerly, final determinations were made by the TVA Board of Directors. In 2004, the TVA Act was amended to change TVA’s governance structure from a three-member, full time board to a nine-member, part-time policy board with a chief executive officer (CEO). Accordingly, the TVA Board approved revisions to the section 26a appeals process to provide for an appeal to the CEO followed by a discretionary review by a committee of the Board. The revised appeals process is consistent with the new governance structure. This rule amends TVA’s published regulations to incorporate the revisions approved by the Board and to make the regulations consistent with the change in TVA’s governance structure. TVA is also making minor changes to update addresses and job and organizational titles.
Dated: January 29, 2014
Rebecca C. Tolene
Tennessee Valley Authority
Authority: 16 U.S.C. 831-831ee
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