Tennessee Commissioner of Environment & Conservation
|Tennessee Commissioner of Environment and Conservation|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|2011-2012 FY Budget:||$358,265,300|
|Authority:||Tennessee Code - Section 4-3-502|
|Selection Method:||Appointed by Governor|
|Assumed office:||January 15, 2011|
|Other Tennessee Executive Offices|
|Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Comptroller • Treasurer • Superintendent of Education • Agriculture Commissioner • Insurance Commissioner • Natural Resources Commissioner • Labor Commissioner • Public Service Commission|
The Commissioner serves as head of the Department of Environment and Conservation, which is responsible for protecting and improving Tennessee's air, land and water.
The current officeholder is Robert Martineau.
The office of the Commissioner of Environment and Conservation is established in the Tennessee Code.
Tennessee Code - Section 4-3-502:
|The department of environment and conservation shall be under the charge and general supervision of the commissioner of environment and conservation.|
The commissioner oversees the Department of Environment and Conservation. The Department is the chief environmental and natural resources regulatory agency in Tennessee. It is responsible for regulating air pollution, water pollution, solid and hazardous waste, radiological health issues, underground storage tanks, water supply, and groundwater.
Additionally, the department is responsible for managing 54 state parks and 82 state natural areas, and provides support and assistance to local governments.
The budget for the Department of Environment and Conservation in Fiscal Year 2011-2012 was $358,265,300.
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation
401 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37243
- Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, "About Us," access December 28, 2012
- Lexis-Nexis, " Tenn. Code Ann. § 4-3-502 ," accessed December 28, 2012
- Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, "About," access to December 28, 2012
- Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration, "The Budget, Fiscal Year 2013-2014," accessed April 8, 2013