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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

Counties Served

Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson, Wilson

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Nashville Contact Information

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
Jaclyn Mothupi
(615) 687-7074

Administrative Services

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:

Submit a Public Records Request

Administrative Field Office Manager
Jennifer Gelfand 
(615) 687-7016

Air Pollution Control

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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.

View the Air Pollution Control Permits and Inspections Viewer

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
Bill McCabe
(615) 687-7046

Radiological Health, X-Ray and Radioactive  Material Inspections

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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
Beth Shelton
(615) 687-7017

Remediation, Hazardous Substance Site & Brownfields Cleanup

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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

Field Office Manager
Ken Johnson
(615) 687-7032

Solid (Trash) & Hazardous Wastes

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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

Field Office Manager
Mike Horsley
(615) 687-7019

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

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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
Rhonda Key
(615) 532-0989

Assistant Field Office Manager
Carrie Ancell
(615) 532-0987

Water Resources 

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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.

View the Water Resource Permits Database

Resource Alteration, Water Pollution Control Field Office Manager
Bill Murph
(615) 687-7124

Drinking and Waste Water Quality, Facilities Manager
Michael Murphy
(615) 687-7031

Division of Water Resources Field Office Manager
Tim Jennette
(615) 687-7018

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.

View the Ground Water Protection Services 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 

Search for Digital Septic System Records

View the Ground Water Protection (Septic) Permits Database

Groundwater, Soil and Septic Systems Field Office Manager (Nashville Region)
(615) 687-7060

Below is a listing for County Septic Systems Offices:

Cheatham County
Kevin Gossage
(615) 792-4857

Coffee County
Allen Charboneau
(931) 723-5039

Dickson County
Rick Robinson
(615) 789-0131

Houston and Humphreys Counties
Ken Wallace

Montgomery County
Daniel Boyd
(931) 648-5718

Robertson County
Greg Clement
(615) 384-0240

Rutherford County
Mandy Millard
(615) 898-7891

Stewart County
Daniel Boyd
(931) 648-5718

Sumner County
Bo Fox
(615) 575-0509

Wilson County
Lori Gibson and Cayce Givens
(615) 443-2784

For more detailed information on the office locations listed above please click the following link:

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. 

Contract Counties Davidson, & Williamson