Environmental Policy

The Department is continually preparing for and responding to a variety of complex issues and challenges when it comes to safeguarding human health, protecting the environment, conserving natural resources and managing an award-winning state park system for Tennessee. The Policy Office assists in this endeavor by examining legacy, current and emerging issues that cut across environmental media, the Department's divisions and programs, geographic locations, and political jurisdictions. Through independent and comprehensive research and analysis, the Policy Office provides option alternatives and policy recommendations for the Department.