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Chattanooga Environmental Field Office

**Appointment-Only Model for In-Person Services – In order to protect our staff, citizens and stakeholders, TDEC has implemented an appointment-only model of providing in-person services at various locations, including our central office in the Tennessee Tower, eight environmental field offices, the Oak Ridge oversight office and Fleming Training Center. This model will allow us to better ensure continued delivery of services, implementation of consistent social distancing, and time to clean any shared public spaces.

1301 Riverfront Parkway | Suite #206 | Chattanooga, TN 37402 | Phone: (423) 634-5745 | FAX: (423) 634-6389

Counties Served

Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, Sequatchie

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Chattanooga Contact Information

If you are uncertain who to contact, please call our main line at (423) 634-5745 and the receptionist will direct your call.

External Affairs

The Office of External Affairs serves as TDEC’s primary point of contact for the general public and stakeholders in a respective region and serves as the public outreach arm for the Commissioner’s Office.

Regional Director
Amy Katcher
(423) 634-5782

Administrative Services

Administrative staff supports all divisions within the Chattanooga Field Office, and also provides space and facilities management and inner-office human resource needs.

The administrative staff is also responsible for coordinating all Tennessee Open Records Act public records requests. If you are unable to locate the information you are looking for listed under a specific division below or from an online data viewer or database, you may submit an information request for any division using either of the following links:

Submit an Ask TDEC information request

Submit a Public Records Request

Katy Bonk
(423) 634-5731

Air Pollution Control

The Division of Air Pollution Control maintains the purity of the air resources of the State of Tennessee. Employees establish emissions standards and procedure requirements to monitor industries in the State through permits and serve as the administrative agency of the Tennessee Air Pollution Control Board and address issues of open burning.

View the Air Pollution Permit Database

Air Pollution Control Field Office general email

Amelia Poe
(423) 634-5768

Hamilton County’s Air Quality Management Division is primarily responsible for air pollution and quality issues within the county, including burn permits. Questions or concerns regarding Hamilton County should be addressed to the Chattanooga Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau at (423) 643-5970.

For burn permits please contact the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Burn Safe TN or call the phone number for the correct county. Visit the Burn Safe TN Website for Burn Permits

Radiological Health, X-Ray and Radioactive Material Inspections

The Division of Radiological Health is responsible for protecting Tennesseans and the environment from the hazards associated with ionizing radiation. They regulate the use and possession of radioactive materials and radiation producing machines, and respond to accidents involving radiation.

Steve Seeger
(423) 634-5777

Remediation, Hazardous Substance Site & Brownfields Cleanup

The Division of Remediation identifies and investigates hazardous substance sites, then uses practical and effective remedies to stabilize, remediate, contain, monitor, and maintain these sites, minimizing threats to public health, safety, and the environment. The division oversees work at a wide range of sites, which include National Priority List (NPL) Superfund sites, state inactive hazardous substance sites, brownfields, dry cleaners, and properties where methamphetamine was illegally manufactured.

View the Division of Remediation Sites Viewer

View the Division of Remediation Map Viewer

Troy Keith
(423) 634-5755

Solid (Trash) & Hazardous Wastes

The Division of Solid Waste Management protects, improves, and promotes health and environmental quality thorough the responsive, effective oversight of waste management activities and the beneficial use of recovered materials. The division has several programs that deal with different kinds of waste, from solid to hazardous and from recyclables to food.

View the Solid Waste Management Database

Harry McCann 
(423) 634-5776

Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Facilities ( e.g. Gas Stations)

The Division of Underground Storage Tanks protects human health and the environment by preventing future petroleum underground storage tank releases and remediating existing petroleum underground storage tank contamination from regulated tanks. The division also monitors and requires that citizens who have stored petroleum in regulated underground storage tanks, or who bring a new underground storage tank into use, notify the division.

Randy Slater 
(423) 634-5737


Division of Water Resources

The Division of Water Resources manages, protects, and enhances the quality of the state’s water resources through voluntary, regulatory, and educational programs. The Division is divided into smaller sections by water resource topical area. If you need assistance, please call our main line phone number and the receptionist will transfer you to the appropriate person.

Environmental Field Office Main Line: (423) 634-5745

Helpful Links: 

Jennifer Innes
(423) 634-5719

This Page Last Updated: February 19, 2021 at 4:36 PM