Nashville Environmental Field Office


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 (Division of Water Resources served by Cookeville EFO), Williamson, Wilson

Interested in TDEC news affecting the Nashville Region? 

If you are uncertain who to contact, please call our main line at (615) 687-7000 and the receptionist will direct your call.

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.

Deputy Director:
Tara Pedraza
(931) 287-7995

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.

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:

Michele M. Irion
(615) 236-5947

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. 

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. 

Bill McCabe
(615) 687-7046

Mineral & Geologic Resources

The Division of Mineral and Geologic Resources is responsible for ensuring the environmentally sound management, protection and documentation of the state’s mineral, land and energy resources for all Tennesseans and future generations. DMGR is the regulatory authority for Mining and Oil & Gas within the state. In addition, DMGR houses the Abandoned Mine Land Program and the Tennessee Geological Survey. 

View the Mineral & Geologic Resources Dataviewer

Abandoned Mine Lands/Land Reclamation:
Trevor Martin
(865) 207-8995

Geological Survey:
Peter Lemiszki
(865) 594-5596

Daniel Lawrence
(865) 803-1206

Oil & Gas:
George Stephens
(865) 221-3214

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 Manager:
Amy Ford
(615) 613-5593

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.

Ken Johnson
(615) 687-7032

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. 

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Mike Horsley
(615) 347-0615

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.

Rhonda Key
(615) 761-7590

Assistant Manager:
Carrie Ancell
(615) 925-0283

Division of Water Resources 

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 need assistance, please call our main line phone number (615) 687-7000 and the receptionist will transfer you to the appropriate person.

Helpful Links: 

Tim Jennette
(615) 351-5552

This Page Last Updated: July 11, 2024 at 12:08 PM