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Cookeville Environmental Field Office

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1221 South Willow Avenue, Cookeville, Tennessee 38506 | Phone: (931) 520-6688 | FAX: (931) 432-6952

Counties Served

Cannon, Clay, Cumberland, Dekalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Van Buren, Warren, White
Trousdale (Division of Water Resources Only)

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If you are uncertain who to contact, please call our main line at (931) 520-6688 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:
Tara Wohlgemuth
(931) 287-7995
Tara.Wohlgemuth@tn.gov

Administrative Services

Administrative staff supports all divisions within the Cookeville Field Office, provides space and facilities management, and serves inner-office human resource needs.

The administrative staff is also responsible for coordinating all Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), public records requests.  If you are unable to locate the information you are looking for listed under a specific division below or from an online data viewer or database, you may submit an information request for any division using either of the following links:

Administrative Services Field Office general email
TDEC.Cookeville.EFO@tn.gov

Manager:
Jo Thurman 
(931) 520-6655
Jo.A.Thurman@tn.gov

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. 

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For burn permits please contact the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Burn Safe TN or call the phone number for the correct county. 

Air Pollution Control Field Office general email
APC.CookEFO@tn.gov

Manager:
Amelia Poe
(423) 634-5768
Amelia.Poe@tn.gov

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.

Manager:
Frank (Mac) Pointer
(931) 337-4172
Frank.Pointer@tn.gov

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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Manager:
Nicholas Stengel
(615) 406-9649
Nicholas.Stengel@tn.gov

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 (931) 520-6688 and the receptionist will transfer you to the appropriate person.

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Manager:
Brad Ulmer 
(931) 520-6672
Brad.Ulmer@tn.gov

This Page Last Updated: October 27, 2021 at 9:28 AM