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Office of Environmental Compliance -
TDOT's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System

James K. Polk Building, Suite 300
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0333
Phone: 615.741.4732
Fax: 615.741.1098

Barry C. Brown, Director

Project Specific FAQs

Q: How is TDOT’s MS4 permit like or different from the MS4 permit for the city where I live?
A: The Minimum Control Measures for Phase I and II communities (includes TDOT and medium to large cities) are basically the same. The difference for TDOT is that the department does not have the ability to enact ordinances or codes like cities to require certain things of adjacent property owners discharging to our storm sewer system.

Q: How can my club or organization get more information about participating in TDOT’s Public Involvement opportunities?
A: Contact Pam Monjar in the Environmental Division’s Beautification Office at (615) 741-6896 or by e-mail at

Q: How can I keep track of TDOT’s progress towards complying with their MS4 permit?
A: TDOT’s MS4 permit requires an annual report be submitted to TDEC within six months after the completion of each permit year (October 1 through September 30). Those reports will be published on this website for public review and comment.