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CX-011196: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Easement to Tennessee Valley Authority for Bethel Valley Substation and Transmission Line Feeds and Clearing of Trees within the Project Area at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory
CX(s) Applied: B1.24, B4.11, B4.12
Date: 09/12/2013
Location(s): Tennessee
Offices(s): Oak Ridge Office

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to grant the Tennessee Valley Authority an easement of approximately 15 acres of land for the purpose of constructing a 161-kilovolt substation and installing transmission line feeds for the substation. This proposed project is located in Bethel Valley at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) on the Oak Ridge Reservation. The purpose of the proposed action is to supply ORNL with additional power loads required to support computational facilities needed for a computer system being utilized for national security purposes. The proposed DOE action is for granting the easement and clearing of trees within the project footprint area.