Tennessee Commissioner of Environment & Conservation

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Tennessee Commissioner of Environment and Conservation
General information
Office Type:  Non-partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2011-2012 FY Budget:  $358,265,300
Term limits:  None
Structure
Authority:  Tennessee Code - Section 4-3-502
Selection Method:  Appointed by Governor
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Robert Martineau
Assumed office:  January 15, 2011
Compensation:  $152,400
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The Tennessee Commissioner of Environment and Conservation is a state executive position in the Tennessee state government.

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.[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Robert Martineau.

Authority

The office of the Commissioner of Environment and Conservation is established in the Tennessee Code.[2]

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.

Duties

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.[3]

Click here to view a larger-scale image of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Organizational Chart as of March 11, 2013.

State budget

The budget for the Department of Environment and Conservation in Fiscal Year 2011-2012 was $358,265,300.[4]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

In 2012, the Tennessee Commissioner of Environment & Conservation was paid an estimated $152,400 according to the Council of State Governments.

Contact information

Tennessee

Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation
401 Church Street
L&C Tower
Nashville, TN 37243

Phone: 1-888-891-8332
E-mail: ask.tdec@tn.gov

See also

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