Governing Law and Regulations
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Division of Water Resources
TDEC Division of Groundwater Protection
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State Vs. Federal
• Rules. Tennessee has developed a water pollution permit scheme that follows the federal regulations. The state is fully authorized by the federal government to administer the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program for wastewater dischargers, as well as the federal pretreatment program for industrial discharges to publicly ...