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Clean Air Act Permitting in Tennessee

Clean Air Act permitting in Tennessee is the shared responsibility of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Division of Air Pollution Control; the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau; the Knox County Department of Air Quality Management; the Memphis-Shelby County Health Department, Pollution Control Section; the Nashville-Davidson County Metropolitan Health Department, Division of Pollution Control and EPA Region 4. For more information about responsible agencies see below. 

The EPA Region 4 Title V Permitting Contact for Tennessee is Emily Ferrando - (404) 562-9042.

  Tennessee DEC Chattanooga - Hamilton County Knox County Memphis -
Shelby County
Nashville - Davidson County
Tennessee Air Permit Programs
State-wide City of Chattanooga and Hamilton County, TN Knox County, TN City of Memphis and Shelby County, TN City of Nashville and Davidson County, TN

Tennessee Dept. of Environment & Conservation
Division of Air Pollution Control

William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, 15th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243

PHONE: (615) 532-0554

Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau
6125 Preservation Drive, Suite 140
Chattanooga, TN 37416-3638

Phone: (423) 643-5970

Knox County Department of Air Quality Management
140 Dameron Avenue, Suite 242
Knoxville, TN 37917

PHONE: (865) 215-5900
Memphis-Shelby County Health Department
Pollution Control Section

814 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 437
Memphis, TN 38105

PHONE: (901) 544-7775

Division of Pollution Control
Metro Public Health Department
Nashville-Davidson County - Air Pollution Control
2500 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, TN 37209

PHONE: (615) 340-5653

Responsibilities Issues permits state-wide. Permits include construction permits for minor sources, major source PSD and nonattainment permitting and Title V operating permits
State or Local Agency Contacts Mr. James Johnston
PHONE: (615) 253-7319

Mr. Ron Drumeller
Phone: (423) 643-5974

Mr. Brian Rivera
PHONE: (865) 215-5913
Mr. Larry Smith
PHONE: (901) 222-9575
Mr. John Finke
PHONE: (615) 340-5653
Permits Under Review


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SIP Approved Program Links will be added at a later date.
Federally Approved Title V Program Links will be added at a later date.