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The Division of Remediation identifies sites that pose a chemical hazard threat to public health or the environment and works to resolve that threat. This Division addresses contamination from past manufacturing sites, spills, and storage sites where no other environmental permits are available to require cleanup of contamination.

Services to the Public:

  • Investigates contamination from past manufacturing, spills, or storage piles
  • Uses state contractors to address chemical hazards that pose a serious and immediate health hazard
  • Provides information for the proper cleanup of clandestine methamphetamine labs

Services to Business:

  • Provides oversight for voluntary investigation and cleanup
  • Maintains files of contaminated or formerly contaminated sites
  • Issues Brownfield Agreements in accordance with TCA 68-212-224
  • Operates the Tennessee Response Program providing liability relief under federal Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) for qualified sites
  • Operates the Drycleaner Environmental Cleanup Response Program (DCERP)
  • Oversees cleanup of Environmental Protection Agency registered chemical Underground Storage Tanks

Services and Cooperative Programs with Government:

  • Represents Tennessee during federal Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) actions
  • Provides oversight of Department of Defense properties undergoing cleanup
  • Provides information to local governments on federal Brownfield grants