James K. Polk Building, Suite 900
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0334
Vacant , Manager
The primary responsibility of the Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Section is risk identification, mitigation and liability reduction. Specifically, the section identifies and investigates contaminated sites in proposed project areas and works with other sections to minimize or mitigate impact on the project. Examples of areas of concern would be the acquisition of right-of-way containing gasoline stations, landfills, federal Superfund sites or any land contaminated by runoff from such sites. The findings of the study are then included in the appropriate environmental report which lists all known potential areas of concern that the road project might impact. The results of the study can include realignment of the project to avoid involving the State in major expenditures or inclusion of contamination mitigation in the design, scheduling and/or acquisition phases of the project.
In some cases, previously unidentified hazards are encountered during the project construction at which time this section is responsible for overseeing the expeditious mitigation of the hazard to protect workers, the public and allow timely progression of the project.
|Underground Storage Tank being removed||Contaminated Soil being removed from TDOT Right-of-Way|