Division of Underground Storage Tanks

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Division of Underground Storage Tanks (UST) is happy to answer questions and provide technical assistance pertaining to any inquiries pertaining to petroleum underground storage tanks. For program information, visit our website at:                          https://www.tn.gov/environment/program-areas/ust-underground-storage-tanks.html

There are many projects that seek TDEC-UST’s review through a request for environmental consultation. The term “environmental consultation” includes but is not limited to environmental review requests, phase I or II environmental site assessment investigations, or requests for information for projects in the scoping phase for planned preparation of an Environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Statement pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).1

What type of projects are suitable for environmental consultation from TDEC-UST?

Projects suitable for environmental consultation from UST may include any project with potential land use impacts, any project in areas with current or past underground storage tanks, and/or ongoing or past underground storage tank site clean ups. Examples include but are not limited to: road construction; facility construction; utility improvements and expansion; and property acquisitions.

Requests for consultation pertaining to any of the aforementioned purposes may be submitted directly to Michelle Pruett in TDEC-UST at Michelle.Pruett@tn.govElectronic submittal of requests and supporting documentation are preferred. 2

What should I include in my request to TDEC-UST?

When submitting a request for environmental consultation to UST, the following documentation is helpful. Please keep in mind that the level of detail provided with your request dictates the level of detail provided within UST’s response.

  • Detailed description of project
  • Maps and any .shp or .mxd files available of proposed project area with coordinates
    •    If areas have been eliminated from consideration for the proposed project, documentation should clearly state which areas are still being considered
    •  If .shp or .mxd files are not available, please ensure roads, landmarks, etc. are included
  • Deadline requested for response and what type of response you are seeking from UST

What should I expect to receive from TDEC-UST?

UST will review the details of projects and provide a response which may include:

  • Description of any known current or past petroleum underground storage tank sites or remediation activities in or near the project area.
  • Recommendations for best management practices or actions to reduce potential impacts or address concerns with the proposed project.
  • Information pertaining to permits, certifications, training, or other approvals which may be required from UST.

Who should I contact for more information?

For specific questions regarding projects with potential petroleum underground storage tank release or remediation concerns, please contact Michelle Pruett, at (615) 532-0973 or Michelle.Pruett@tn.gov.

In addition to staffing at the Nashville Central Office, UST staff are located in each of the eight TDEC Environmental Field Offices (EFOs), as well as the many county offices across the state. UST contact information within each of the EFOs is provided below. 


1 If a draft Environmental Assessment or draft Environmental Impact Statement pursuant to NEPA has been developed, it should be sent with all supporting materials and a request for review to TDEC.NEPA@tn.gov.

2 Mailing address: TDEC Division of Underground Storage Tanks; Attn: Michelle Pruett, 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, 12th Floor, Nashville, TN 37243. Phone: (615) 532-0973.


EFO Name                     EFO Address List of Counties in Region

Randy Slater

Division of Underground Storage Tanks

1301 Riverfront Parkway, Suite 206 Chattanooga, TN 37402

(423) 634-5745

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

Dale Robinson

Division of Underground Storage Tanks

1421 Hampshire Pike Columbia, TN 38401

(931) 380-3371

Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Moore, Perry, Wayne

Frank Pointer

Division of Underground Storage Tanks

1221 South Willow Ave Cookeville, TN 38506

(931) 520-6688

Cannon, Clay, DeKalb, Fentress, Grundy, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Trousdale, Van Buren, Warren, White

Ronda Johnson

Division of Underground Storage Tanks

1625 Hollywood Dr Jackson, TN 38305

(731) 512-1300 

Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, McNairy, Madison, Obion, Weakly
Johnson City

Kevin Rice

Division of Underground Storage Tanks

2305 Silverdale Rd Johnson City, TN 37601

(423) 854-5400

Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, Washington

Holly Marlowe

Division of Underground Storage Tanks

3711 Middlebrook Pike Knoxville, TN 37921

(865) 594-6035

Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Cumberland, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier, Union

Roshanda Forsythe

Division of Underground Storage Tanks

8383 Wolf Lake Drive Bartlett, TN 38133-4119

(901) 371-3000

Fayette, Shelby, Tipton 

Rhonda Key

Division of Underground Storage Tanks

711 R.S. Gass Blvd Nashville, TN 37243

(615) 687-7000

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

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