Jackson Environmental Field Office


1625 Hollywood Drive | Jackson, TN 38305 | Phone: (731) 512-1300 | FAX: (731) 661-6283

Counties Served

Benton, Carroll, Decatur, Dyer, Hardin, Haywood, Lake Lauderdale, Obion, Weakley, Chester, Crockett, Gibson, Hardeman (Division of Water Resources served by Memphis  EFO, except for septic related services), Henderson, Henry, Madison, McNairy

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If you are uncertain who to contact, please call our main line at (731) 512-1300 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.

Regional Director:
Rudy Collins
(731) 616-4456

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:

Kay German
(731) 512-1334

Air Pollution Control

The Division of Air Pollution Control maintains the purity of the air resources of the State of Tennessee. They establish emissions standards and procedure requirements to monitor industries in the State through permits and serve as the administrative agency of the Tennessee Air Pollution Control Board and address issues of open burning.

Air Pollution Control Field Office general email

Brad Garrett
(731) 512-1336

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

Division of Natural Areas

The Division of Natural Areas manages designated state natural areas across Tennessee, issues permits for ginseng dealers and certifies wild ginseng root for export, maintains a database on the distribution and ecology of rare plants, animals, and ecological communities across Tennessee, assists the public and businesses with rare species reviews for site developments, oversees applications for those desiring to sell or export Tennessee listed endangered plant species, and issues permits for the collection of biological or geological materials, air or water samples, or installation of research equipment on State Parks or Designated State Natural Areas.

Alan Trently
(731) 512-1369

Office of Sustainable Practices

The Office of Sustainable Practices has three primary service areas: Business, Community, and State Government and Institutions. Each service area provides programs, resources, and technical assistance that promote environmental sustainability and resilience throughout Tennessee.

Vaughn Cassidy
(731) 512-1343

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.

Merrie Salyers
(901) 661-6973

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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Clift Jeter
(731) 223-0005

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.

Roshanda Forsythe 
(901) 232-5968

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 (731) 512-1300 and the receptionist will transfer you to the appropriate person.

Helpful Links: 

Conner Franklin
(731) 571-7790

Septic Related Inquiries: 731-441-5593

This Page Last Updated: May 3, 2024 at 1:16 PM