Division of DOE Oversight — The DOE Oversight Division was established to implement TDEC's responsibilities under the Tennessee Oversight Agreement (TOA). The TOA is designed to assure the citizens of Tennessee that their health, safety, and environment are being protected through existing programs and substantial new commitments by the Department of Energy.
Division of Geology — The Division of Geology promotes the prudent development and conservation of Tennessee’s geological, energy and mineral resources by developing and maintaining data bases, maps and technical services that provide accurate geologic hazard assessments and information through publications and outreach activities.
Division of Remediation — The mission of this Division is to discover, investigate, abate, and clean up hazardous substance sites in order to minimize unfavorable impacts on the public health and the environment.
Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management — Information regarding solid waste processing and disposal (including landfills) is available from the Division of Solid/Hazardous Waste Management. Hazardous waste generation, recycling, storage, transportation, treatment and disposal within Tennessee is also regulated by this Division.
Division of Underground Storage Tanks — The mission of the Division of Underground Storage Tanks is to protect human health and environment by preventing future petroleum underground storage tank releases and remediating existing petroleum underground storage tank contamination.
Ground Water Reporting Form — Tennessee has a requirement when a property owner or prospective purchaser (1) discovers that ground water has chemical constituents above the drinking water standards and (2) the ground water is a potable drinking water source, or that it poses an explosion or inhalation hazard, then they must report the ground water contamination to the department. Rule 1200-4-3-.07 through 1200-4-3-.12 contain the ground water classification provisions and the reporting requirements. Click here to access the Ground Water Reporting Form.
Recycling Program — Provides a recycling program for state employees, coordination of recycling events, and database maintenance and referral for materials exchange, used oil, antifreeze, and battery collection sites and transporters.
Hazardous Waste Generator Notification/EPA ID Number: Generating more than 100 kg of hazardous waste or 1 kg of acutely hazardous waste in any month of the calendar year requires notification/generating, transporting, treating, storing or disposing of hazardous waste requires an EPA ID number.
Landfill Permit: Operating a solid waste landfill to take household, industrial, land clearing, landscaping, and/or construction and demolition wastes
Notification For Used Oil: Every used oil collection center; transporter; transfer facility; marketing, processing, refining and off-specification burner site must file a notification with the state DCERP Registration: Owners or operators of drycleaning facilities conducting or intending to conduct drycleaning operations, during the year, must register
Lead-Based Paint Program - procedures and requirements for accreditation of training programs, certification of professionals, and work practice standards for conducting lead-based paint abatement activities.
Office of Environmental Assistance — The Office of Environmental Assistance program provides information and non-regulatory support to businesses, schools, local governments, industries, organizations and individuals in order to prevent and reduce environmental impacts.
Solid Waste Grant Program — Provides grants for recycling efforts, material recovery facilities, clean-up of waste tires, updating solid waste plans, household hazardous waste programs, solid waste education programs, and the promotion of end-use markets.