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Environmental Division - Natural Resources Office Storm Water Section

James K. Polk Building, Suite 900
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0334
Phone: 615.532.9948
Fax: 615.741.1098

Carma H. Smith, Region 1
Khalid Ahmed, Region 2
Anthony Myers, Region 3
Melanie Bumpus, Region 4

The Environmental Permits Section is also responsible for obtaining appropriate storm water permits for all TDOT projects statewide that will disturb one acre or more of land during construction. The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) is a permit for discharge of storm water associated with construction activities which is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA has delegated this regulation to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), which issues Construction General Permit coverage for projects.

Storm Water Section:

  • Is responsible for coordination throughout the development of EPSC plans for a highway project until the project is let to contract.  All NPDES applications are required to include a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP).
  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Manual (SWPPP) -Technical Document (PDF - large file 42.6 MB)

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