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TVA - 5291 - Regional Resource Stewardship Council - Agency Authority
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameRegional Resource Stewardship CouncilAgency NameTennessee Valley Authority
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number5291
Original Establishment Date5/17/1999Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.tva.com/rrsc/
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*20
Current Charter Date4/27/2022Designated Fed Officer Position Title*VP Ext. Strategy & Reg. Oversight
Date Of Renewal Charter4/26/2024Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Melanie
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameE
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Farrell
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*TVA Board ActionDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(423) 751-6802
Effective Date Of Authority*5/17/1999Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*mefarrell@tva.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other Committee
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The TVA Board established the Regional Resource Stewardship Council to provide TVA advice on its stewardship activities and priorities among competing objectives and values. TVA stewardship activities include the operation of its dams and reservoirs, responsibilities for navigation and flood control, and management of lands in its custody, water quality, wildlife, and recreation. To that end, the Regional Council structures its meetings around specific subjects and submits their advice to TVA.
How is membership balanced?*The RRSC consists of 20 members appointed by the TVA Board. TVA shall appoint seven members nominated by the Governors of the states TVA serves and shall appoint up to 13 additional members. In the event that a Governor nominee is not timely received at the beginning of a new term, TVA may reappoint the previous Governor-nominated member to serve on an interim basis until a new Governor nominee is received. The membership of the Council shall include at least three members representing distributors of TVA power and at least one member representing each of the following interests: a directly served customer of TVA, a beneficiary of TVA’s navigation program, a beneficiary of TVA’s flood control program, a recreational interest, a cultural/tribal interests and an environmental interest. TVA will appoint up to four additional members to ensure a balanced representation of a broad range of views.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Estimated Number of Meetings per Year - 2; One was held Sept. 20-21, 2022.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*It is in TVA's interest and the interest of the public it serves, to establish a mechanism for routinely obtaining the views and advice of the public agencies and private entities involved in and affecting natural resources stewardship. Accordingly, the Regional Resource Stewardship Council, with its broad membership, is charged to provide TVA advice regarding its stewardship activities and priorities among competing objectives and values.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksNot Applicable
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentN/A
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentN/ANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentN/AGrants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*824Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentIn FY22- 12 recommendations were provided on how to keep and even improve TVA's Reservoir Operation Policies.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentIn 2022, the RRSC met only once, two weeks before the end of the fiscal yearAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentTVA staff agreed with the advice of the RRSC and said they will incorporate the advice into this year's work plans.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*Membership is apprised in the meetings by the Designated Federal Officer of any agency actions. Membership may also be notified in writing by the Designated Federal Officer. The RRSC also get updates at project milestones.Narrative Description*TVA's fundamental mission remains unchanged: to provide the people of the Tennessee Valley with low-cost supply of energy, ensuring environmental stewardship of the land and river, and promoting economic development has been and continues to be TVA's primary mission. It is in TVA's interest and the interest of the public it serves to establish a mechanism for routinely obtaining the views and advice of the public agencies and private entities involved in and affecting natural resources stewardship. Accordingly, TVA established the Regional Resource Stewardship Council to provide TVA advice on its stewardship activities and the priorities among competing objectives and values. TVA's stewardship activities include the operation of its dams and reservoirs, its responsibilities for navigation and flood control, and the management of the lands in its custody, water quality, wildlife, and recreation.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$101,962.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$103,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$8,800.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$30,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$1,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$47.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$5,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$3,000.00
Other Costs$25,060.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$35,000.00
Total Costs$135,869.00Est. Total Next FY*$177,000.00
Date Cost Last Modified10/25/2022 2:57 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*1.50
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.50Est Cost RemarksMore in-person and virtual meetings cost more to host; additional staff assisting with meeting planning and management.
Cost RemarksOnly one combined in-person and virtual meeting was held this year due to COVID and calendar conflicts.  
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Animals
Fish and Wildlife
Energy
Natural Resources
Environment
Environmental Issues
Land
Conservation and Preservation
Land Management and Use
National Parks, Sites, Trails, Recreational Areas Monuments
Transportation
Boating and Navigation
Water
Rivers
Water Use
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-038953Regional Resource Stewardship Council2021
 COM-037017Regional Resource Stewardship Council2020
 COM-035936Regional Resource Stewardship Council2019
 COM-033730Regional Resource Stewardship Council2018
 COM-001778Regional Resource Stewardship Council2017
 COM-002506Regional Resource Stewardship Council2016
 COM-003924Regional Resource Stewardship Council2015
 COM-004277Regional Resource Stewardship Council2014
 COM-006010Regional Resource Stewardship Council2013
 COM-006396Regional Resource Stewardship Council2012
 COM-008458Regional Resource Stewardship Council2011
 COM-008595Regional Resource Stewardship Council2010
 COM-009649Regional Resource Stewardship Council2009
 COM-010549Regional Resource Stewardship Council2008
 COM-012362Regional Resource Stewardship Council2007
 COM-012418Regional Resource Stewardship Council2006
 COM-014238Regional Resource Stewardship Council2005
 COM-014289Regional Resource Stewardship Council2004
 COM-016170Regional Resource Stewardship Council2003
 COM-016221Regional Resource Stewardship Council2002
 COM-017955Regional Resource Stewardship Council2001
 COM-018346Regional Resource Stewardship Council2000