Columbia Environmental Field Office
1421 Hampshire Pike, Columbia, TN 38401 | Phone: (931) 380-3371 | FAX: (931) 380-3397
Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Moore, Perry, Wayne
If you are uncertain who to contact, please call our main line at (931) 380-3371 and the receptionist will direct your call.
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.
TDEC exists to enhance the quality of life for citizens of Tennessee and to be stewards of our natural environment.
The Administrative Team supports the TDEC mission by serving as agency customer service representatives and administratively supports each environmental division represented within the Columbia Field Office to fulfill the delivery of environmental services for the citizens of Tennessee.
The administrative staff are responsible for coordinating all Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), public records requests. TDEC has several public data viewers that may help narrow down your request.
If you are unable to locate the information you are looking for on one of the TDEC online data viewer databases, you may submit an information request for any division using the following link:
General queries and requests may be sent to:
Air Pollution Control
The Division of Air Pollution Control’s mission is to maintain and improve air quality to protect the health and welfare of Tennesseans through monitoring, regulatory activities, and education in a manner that promotes maximum employment and economic growth.
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For burn permits please contact the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, visit their website at Burn Safe TN.
General APC questions and electronic reporting submittals may be sent to:
Solid (Trash) & Hazardous Wastes
The Division of Solid Waste Management protects, improves, and promotes health and environmental quality through 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.
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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.
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 (931) 380-3371 and the receptionist will transfer you to the appropriate person.
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