Tennessee Recordkeeping: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations


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Emissions sources: Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee (Rule) 1200-03-10-.02(2)(a)

Major emissions sources: Rule 1200-03-10-.04(2)

Malfunctions, start-ups, and shutdowns: Rule 1200-03-20-.04

Infectious waste incinerators: Rule 1200-03-25-.08 to 1200-03-25-.10

Hazardous Waste:

Generators: Rule 0400-12-01-.03(5)

Treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): Rule 0400-12-01-.06(5) and Rule 0400-12-01-.05(5) (interim status)

Transporters: Rule 0400-12-01-.04(2)(d)

Transfer facilities: Rule 0400-12-01-.04(1)(c) and Rule 0400-12-01-.04(3)(c)

Pesticides: Rule 0080-06-14-.12 and Rule 0080-06-15-.01

Solid Waste:

Solid waste storage, processing, and disposal facilities: Rule 0400-11-01-.02(3)(a)4 and Rule 0400-11-01-.02(5)(a)9

Class I disposal facilities: Rule 0400-11-01-.04(7)(a)4.(vii)

Class II disposal facilities: Rule 0400-11-01-.04(7)(b)

Class III and Class IV disposal facilities: Rule 0400-11-01-.04(7)(c)

Composting facilities: Rule 0400-11-01-.11(4)(d)

Land application facilities: Rule 0400-11-01-.13(2)(d) and Rule 0400-11-01-.13(2)(e)

Baled waste facilities and transporters: Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA) 68-211-120

Storage tanks—Underground storage tanks (USTs):

Financial responsibility: Rule 0400-18-01-.08

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs): Rule 1200-03-18-.48

Spill bucket and dispenser inspections: Rule 0400-18-01-.02(3)(b) and Rule 0400-18-01-.04(1)(f)

Tank tests: Rule 0400-18-01-.02(1)(d)

Operator training: 0400-18-01-.16


Laboratories: Rule 0400-45-01-.14

Withdrawals: Rule 0400-45-08-.10

Regulatory Agencies

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)

Tennessee Department of Agriculture

Tennessee Department of Public Health (TDH)


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