Tennessee Water Quality Control Board

Pond beside creekThe Tennessee Board of Water Quality, Oil & Gas has oversight of the state’s water quality rules and regulations. In accordance with the Water Quality Control Act, the Board has several responsibilities, including:

  • establishing water quality standards,
  • promulgating, modifying, and repealing rules relating to water quality,
  • hearing and deciding appeals and contested cases under the Water Pollution Control Division’s purview if appealed after being heard by an administrative law judge, and
  • making a variety of decisions regarding the application of the state’s water quality rules.

The Board meets every other month to fulfill these responsibilities. Learn more about Board members.