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Regional Resource Stewardship Council Meeting
November 1, 2000
Location: TVA Headquarters, 400 W. Summit Hill Dr., Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
Meeting room:
West Tower Auditorium


All times are Eastern Standard

8:30 a.m.

Convene Full Council
Chairman’s welcome: Mayor Eddie Smith
Review of agenda: Jim Creighton


8:45 - 9:40 a.m.

TVA: Future Study of Lake Levels Should Involve Public and Consider Costs and Benefits (GAO/RCED-99-154)

John Hunt, Assistant Director for Natural Resources and Environment, U. S. General Accounting Office
Mehrzad Nadji, Assistant Director for Economic Analysis, Applied Research and Methodology, GAO
Philip Farah, Senior Economist, Applied Research and Methodology, GAO

Questions and Answers


9:40 - 10:40 a.m.

How TVA’s Environmental Stewardship Decisions Impact its Distributor Customers
Mike McDowell, Executive Director, Tennessee Valley Public Power Association


10:40 - 11 a.m. Break  

11 a.m. - noon

Public comments

Adjourn for lunch


Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Council lunch

Council reconvene


1:15 - 2:15 p.m.

The Impact of Instream Flows on Navigation
Tom Vorholt, Vice President of Dry Cargo Sales and Customer Service, Ingram Barge Company, and Member of RRSC's Integrated River Management Subcommittee

Questions and Answers


2:15 - 2:45 p.m. Break  

2:45 - 4:15 p.m. Impact of Land Management Practices on Water Quality  
  2:45 - 3:00 Water Quality Impacts of Nonpoint Source in the Southeast
Tom Welborn, Chief of Wetlands, Coastal and Water Quality Branch, EPA Region 4
  3:00 - 3:40 National Buffer Program
Gerry Talbert, Director of Southeast Conservation Buffer Campaign
  3:40 - 4:15 TVA’s Experience with the Water Quality Buffer Program  

4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

Reports from Subcommittees/Planning for November 29 Meeting


5:00 p.m. Council Adjourns  


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