The National Park Service Seeks Comments on an Environmental Assessment

The National Park Service Seeks Comments on an Environmental Assessment for the Construction of the Red Hills-Kosciusko 161-kV Transmission Line Across the Natchez Trace Parkway

TUPELO, MS:  The National Park Service (NPS), in cooperation with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), seeks public comment on an environmental assessment (EA) to establish a right-of-way for TVA to construct a new aerial transmission line across the Natchez Trace Parkway (Parkway) near Kosciusko, MS.  The EA analyzes the impacts of permitting the right-of-way for transmission line construction.

The EA has been prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act to provide a decision-making framework that analyzes alternatives to meet the project’s purpose and need. In addition, the EA evaluates impacts to NPS natural and cultural resources and identifies measures to lessen the degree or extent of any impacts from the proposed project.

How to Comment:

The public is invited to provide input on the EA. Comments received during the public comment period will be used to help evaluate issues and concerns to be further addressed in the environmental review process.

Comments can be submitted online at or mailed to:

Natchez Trace Parkway
2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo, MS  38804
Attention: Superintendent

Comments will be accepted from November 3, 2017 through December 2, 2017.

For more information about the Parkway, please visit or call 1-800-305-7417.