18 CFR 1304.203 - Vegetation management.

§ 1304.203 Vegetation management.

No vegetation management shall be approved on TVA-owned Residential Access Shoreland until a Vegetation Management Plan meeting the vegetation management standards contained in this section is submitted to and approved by TVA.

(a) Except for the mowing of lawns established and existing before November 1, 1999, all vegetation management activities on TVA-owned property subject to this subpart (including all such activities described in paragraphs (b) through (m) of this section as “allowed” and all activities undertaken in connection with a section 26a permit obtained before September 8, 2003) require TVA's advance written permission. Special site circumstances such as the presence of wetlands may result in a requirement for mitigative measures or alternative vegetation management approaches.

(b) Vegetation may be cleared to create and maintain an access corridor up to but not exceeding 20 feet wide. The corridor will extend from the common boundary between TVA and the adjacent landowner to the water-use facility.

(c) The access corridor will be located to minimize removal of trees or other vegetation on the TVA land.

(d) Grass may be planted and mowed within the access corridor, and stone, brick, concrete, mulch, or wooden paths, walkways and/or steps are allowed. Pruning of side limbs that extend into the access corridor from trees located outside the access corridor is allowed.

(e) A 50-foot-deep shoreline management zone (SMZ) shall be designated by TVA on TVA property; provided, however, that where TVA ownership is insufficient to establish a 50-foot-deep SMZ, the SMZ shall consist only of all of the TVA land at the location (private land shall not be included within the SMZ). Within the SMZ, no trees may be cut or vegetation removed, except that which is preapproved by TVA within the access corridor.

(f) Within the 50-foot SMZ and elsewhere on TVA land as defined in § 1304.201, clearing of specified understory plants (poison ivy, Japanese honeysuckle, kudzu, and other exotic plants on a list provided by TVA) is allowed.

(g) On TVA land situated above the SMZ, selective thinning of trees or other vegetation under three inches in diameter at the ground level is allowed.

(h) Removal of trees outside of the access corridor but within the SMZ may be approved to make the site suitable for approved shoreline erosion control projects.

(i) Vegetation removed for erosion control projects must be replaced with native species of vegetation.

(j) The forest floor must be left undisturbed, except as specified in this section. Mowing is allowed only within the access corridor.

(k) Planting of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, native grasses, and ground covers within the SMZ is allowed to create, improve, or enhance the vegetative cover, provided native plants are used.

(l) Fertilizers and herbicides shall not be applied within the SMZ or elsewhere on TVA land, except as specifically approved in the Vegetative Management Plan.

(m) Restricted use herbicides and pesticides shall not be applied on TVA-owned shoreland except by a State certified applicator. All herbicides and pesticides shall be applied in accordance with label requirements.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 16 - CONSERVATION

§ 831 - Creation; short title

§ 831a - Membership, operation, and duties of the Board of Directors

§ 831b - Officers and employees; wages of laborers and mechanics; application of employees’ compensation provisions

§ 831b-1

§ 831c - Corporate powers generally; eminent domain; construction of dams, transmission lines, etc.

§ 831c-1

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§ 831c-3

§ 831d - Directors; maintenance and operation of plant for production, sale, and distribution of fertilizer and power

§ 831e - Officers and employees; nonpolitical appointment; removal for violation

§ 831f - Control of plants and property vested in Corporation; transfer of other property to Corporation

§ 831g - Principal office of Corporation; books; directors’ oath

§ 831h - Annual financial statement; purchases and contracts; audit by Comptroller General

§ 831h-1

§ 831h-2

§ 831i - Sale of surplus power; preferences; experimental work; acquisition of existing electric facilities

§ 831j - Equitable distribution of surplus power among States and municipalities; improvement in production of fertilizer

§ 831k - Transmission lines; construction or lease; sale of power over other than Government lines; rates when sold for resale at profit

§ 831k-1

§ 831l - Financial assistance to States and local governments in lieu of taxation; apportionment; limitation on contracts for sale of power to municipalities; report to Congress

§ 831m - Allocation and charge of value and cost of plants to particular objects; cost accounting; reports of costs of operation; sale of surplus power at profit

§ 831m-1

§ 831n - Bonds for future construction; amount, terms, and conditions

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§ 831n-4

§ 831o - Completion of unfinished plants authorized

§ 831p - Repealed. Pub. L. 89–554, § 8(a), Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 648

§ 831q - Eminent domain; contracts for relocation of railroads, highways, industrial plants, etc.

§ 831r - Patents; access to Patent and Trademark Office and right to copy patents; compensation to patentees

§ 831s - Possession by Government in time of war; damages to contract holders

§ 831t - Offenses; fines and punishment

§ 831u - Surveys; cooperation with States or other agencies

§ 831v - Legislation to carry out purposes of chapter; recommendation by President

§ 831w - Acquisition of real or personal property; payment by delivery of power; sale or lease of vacant land for industrial purposes

§ 831x - Condemnation proceedings; institution by Corporation; venue

§ 831y - Net proceeds over expense payable into Treasury

§ 831y-1

§ 831z - Authorization of appropriations

§ 831aa - Laws repealed

§ 831bb - Reservation of right to amend or repeal

§ 831cc - Separability

§ 831dd - Liberal construction of chapter; sale of surplus lands

§ 831ee - Essential stewardship activities

Title 18 published on 15-Jun-2017 04:02

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 18 CFR Part 1304 after this date.

  • 2016-08-31; vol. 81 # 169 - Wednesday, August 31, 2016
    1. 81 FR 59846 - When Obstructions on Certain Tributaries of the Tennessee River Do Not Require a Section 26a Permit from the Tennessee Valley Authority
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      Interpretive Rule.
      Effective August 31, 2016.
      18 CFR Part 1304