Welcome to the web site of the Roane County
Community Advisory Group
The Roane County Community Advisory Group (CAG) is made up of representatives of diverse community interests. It includes some members from the groups and committees that formed to deal with the TVA coal ash catastrophe along with several at large members of the community who have been active in this regard.
CAG meetings are held every other month beginning at 6:30 pm. Please check back for current details and for any changes. The public is invited to attend.
Current meetings have been replaced with bi-weekly workshops which we requested from TVA/EPA. These workshops are open to the public and are held at 6:30 on the first and third Thursdays through June 7th, at Roane State Community College. Please see http://www.tva.gov/kingston/river_restoration.html for a schedule of topics to be covered.
It also includes associate members who may be involved in certain particular aspects of the cleanup. This CAG’s purpose is to provide a public forum for community members to present and discuss their needs and concerns related to the CERCLA decision-making process with regard to the TVA coal ash catastrophe. The CAG will assist EPA in making better decisions on how to clean up a site by providing EPA with the opportunity to hear-and seriously consider-community preferences for site cleanup and remediation. The existence of the Roane County CAG does not eliminate the need for the Agency to keep the community informed about plans and decisions throughout the Superfund process.
CAG meetings will be open to the public and will be announced publicly (via display ads in newspapers, flyers, etc., via the CAG web site, and email) well enough in advance to encourage maximum participation of CAG and community members. CAG members will determine the frequency and location of CAG meetings based on the needs and progress of the TVA clean up process. Meetings are intended to include an update on site status by the project’s technical staff; discussion of current issues; a question/answer session that includes audience participation; review of & action items; and discussion of the next meeting’s agenda.
General information on CAG makeup and responsibilities can be found HERE