Tennessee Water Resources Information Act (Tennessee)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Tennessee

Applies to States or Provinces Tennessee
Name Tennessee Water Resources Information Act (Tennessee)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
Primary Website http://www.lawserver.com/law/state/tennessee/tn-code/tennessee_code_title_69_chapter_7_part_3
Applicable Jurisdiction Statewide

Last Review 2014-06-06
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary
Information Source http://www.tn.gov/environment/water/water_regional_planning.shtml


The Tennessee Water Resources Information Act is designed to prevent the lowering of the ground water table by requiring that adequate information is obtained to document current demand for water and to project growth in that demand. No person shall withdraw 10,000 or more gallons of water per day from surface water or a groundwater source unless the withdrawal is registered and approved by the Commissioner of the Department of Environment and Conservation. The Water Withdrawal Registration Act is a part of the Tennessee Water Resources Information Act.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Alan Schwendimann
Department Tennessee Department Of Environment and Conservation
Division Division of Water Resources
Address 6th Floor, L&C Tower, 401 Church St., Nashville, TN, 37243

Phone 615-532-0191

Email water.supply@state.tn.us

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Tenn. Code 69-7-3
Date Effective 2002