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Remediation

Due to inclement weather in the Knoxville, TN area, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is announcing it has rescheduled the hearing date for the proposed Rulemaking Hearing.  The hearing is being held to consider the adoption of amendments to Chapter 0400-15-02 Standards for Testing and Cleaning Quarantined Clandestine Drug Manufacturing Sites.  The hearing was originally scheduled for January 16th.  Due to inclement weather, TDEC has rescheduled the hearing to Tuesday, January 23rd at 6:00 pm EST at the Knoxville Environmental Field Office (3711 Middlebrook Pike, Suite 220, Knoxville, TN 37921).


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. These efforts minimize threats to public health, safety, and the environment.

If you are interested in discussing a site with us, please Contact Us.

The Division of Remediation Legislative Annual Report for FY 16-17 is now available 


Meth Contamination

The abuse and manufacture of illegal methamphetamine continues to be a statewide epidemic in Tennessee. TDEC's Division of Remediation develops rules to determine when a property is 'Safe for Human Use' again.

Oak Ridge Reservation

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s (TDEC) Division of Remediation Oak Ridge office monitors the Oak Ridge Reservation to ensure that there is no threat to public health and the environment from the federal Department of Energy (DOE) activities on the reservation. Division staff also oversee DOE’s cleanup of contamination resulting from decades of nuclear weapons production and other site missions.

Brownfields Redevelopment Program Overview

The Tennessee Brownfields Redevelopment Program works with the public to assist in the re-use and revitalization of brownfields in Tennessee.  Many properties in Tennessee previously used as gas stations, drycleaners, factories or properties and may have contamination from unknown sources qualify as brownfields. 

Drycleaning

All drycleaners who are operating in the state of Tennessee must register with the  Drycleaner Environmental Response Program, also known as DCERP.  Active drycleaners and former drycleaners can also enter DCERP to help clean up property contaminated by drycleaning solvent.

Success Stories

The Division of Remediation has many ongoing projects and many successful projects as well . This section highlights a few of Remediation's efforts at restoring Tennessee's environment and protecting human health.

Ongoing Projects

The Division of Remediation is constantly working on projects. These are just a few of our ongoing projects. 

Laws, Rules, & Guidance

This section provides information on Tennessee's laws, rules, and guidance documents that are associated with the Division of Remediation and its programs.

Remediation Notices & Hearings

Visit this page to view current Division of Remediation public notices and hearings. 

Contact Us

Our offices are open Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm local time except holidays. If you are interested in discussing a site or a program with us, please contact us.

This Page Last Updated: January 16, 2018 at 12:47 PM