Nashville 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.
711 R.S. Gass Blvd, Nashville, TN 37216 | Phone: (615) 687-7000 | FAX: (615) 687-7078
Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson, Wilson
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Nashville Contact Information
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.
Administrative staff supports all divisions within the Nashville Field Office, and also provides space and facilities management and inner-office human resource needs.
The administrative staff are also responsible for coordinating all Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), public records requests. TDEC also has several public data viewers that may help narrow down your request and those data
viewers can be accessed at:
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:
Administrative Field Office Manager
Air Pollution Control
Our mission statement is as follow:
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.
Metro Government and Davidson County Air Pollution Control is the program responsible for promoting the physical health and welfare of the public by protecting and enhancing the quality of the ambient air in Nashville (Davidson County), Tennessee. Questions or concerns regarding Metro and Davidson County should be addressed to this division. Metro Government & Davidson County Website
For burn permits please contact the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, visit their website at Burn Safe TN or call the phone number for the correct county.
Field Office Manager
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.
Inspection and Enforcement Field Office Manager
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.
Field Office Manager
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.
Field Office Manager
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.
Field Office Manager
Assistant Field Office Manager
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 are uncertain which area your concern falls under please call our main line phone number and the receptionist will transfer you to the appropriate person.
Resource Alteration, Water Pollution Control Field Office Manager
Drinking and Waste Water Quality, Facilities Manager
Division of Water Resources Field Office Manager
Division of Water Resources Field Office general email
Division of Water Resources Field Office complaints email
Subsurface Sewage Disposal Program
If you are planning to install, repair or modify a septic system, the permit application is now available online. Payment by credit or debit card is required to complete an online application.
If you need a copy of existing septic system records, please be advised that all septic system records in Robertson, Sumner, Wilson and Cheatham Counties are available online. Some of the files in Dickson and Rutherford County are also available online. Please search the online records first and if you are unable to locate the file you are looking for please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Groundwater, Soil and Septic Systems Field Office Manager (Nashville Region)
Below is a listing for County Septic Systems Offices:
Houston and Humphreys Counties
For more detailed information on the office locations listed above please click the following link: https://www.tn.gov/environment/program-areas/wr-water-resources/septic-decentralized-systems/wr-sds-contacts-by-region.html
Davidson and Williamson are Contract Counties that have their own groundwater protection services. Please click on the county name below for specific information on these programs.