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Tennessee Board of Water Quality, Oil & Gas

Meeting Details: (Revised 7/28/2020)

August 18, 2020 - Cancelled

2020 Meeting Dates

February 18
April 21-22
June 16
August 18 - Cancelled
October 20-21
December 15

2021 Meeting Dates

February 16
April 20-21
June 15
August 17
October 19-20
December 14

Board Characteristics

Twelve members: nine citizen members appointed by the Governor for four-year terms and three ex-officio.

Members include:

  • Department of Environment and Conservation;
  • Department of Health;
  • Department of Agriculture;
  • one person representing the public-at-large;
  • one person representing environmental interests;
  • one person representing counties;
  • one person representing agricultural interests;
  • one person representing municipalities of the state;
  • a small generator of water pollution representing automotive interests;
  • one member representing manufacturing industries and has current full-time employment with a manufacturing concern in Tennessee and holds a college degree in engineering or the equivalent, and has at least eight (8) years of combined technical training and experience in NPDES permit compliance and management of wastewater or water treatment facilities;
  • one member representing the oil and gas industry;
  • one member representing oil or gas property owners.

Commissioned under T.C.A. Section 69-3-104.

The statute authorizing this board expires June 30, 2023 and the one-year wind-down period begins.

Member Term Expires Representation
Dr. Gary G. Bible 09-30-2023 Oil & Gas Industry
Elaine Boyd Ex-Officio Commissioner's Designee, Department of Environment and Conservation
James W. Cameron, III 09-30-2022 Small Generator of Water Pollution representing Automotive Interests
Terry Wimberley 09-30-2022 Municipalities
Mayor Kevin Davis 09-30-2021 Counties
Vacant 09-30-2019 Oil or Gas Property Owner
C. Monty Halcomb 09-30-2020 Environmental Interests
Charlie Johnson 09-30-2020 Public-at-large
Judy Manners Ex-Officio Commissioner's Designee, Department of Health
John McClurkan Ex-Officio Commissioner's Designee, Department of Agriculture
Frank McGinley 09-30-2022 Agricultural Interests
Neal Whitten 09-30-2023 Manufacturing Industry

Past Meetings


Drake Smarch


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