Governing Law and Regulations
Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA)
Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Tennessee follows the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) reporting requirements, with unique state-specific reporting procedures and additional state fee requirements for the following:
—Tier II chemical inventory reporting (EPCRA Section 312); and
—Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting (EPCRA Section 313).
For more information on the aforementioned EPCRA reporting requirements, see the national section COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW.
• Administration and enforcement. TEMA implements the community right-to-know requirements in the state and is the repository of all records and data generated as a result of the requirements of EPCRA in Tennessee.
TIER II CHEMICAL INVENTORY REPORTING
Tier II reports are due March 1. Tennessee facilities are required to submit Tier II reports using the E-Plan online program. A $25 fee is assessed for submitting electronically via E-Plan.
It is recommended that facilities contact the LEPC and local fire department in advance to determine the appropriate reporting format for each.
Tennessee requires facilities to submit TRI reports by July 1 through EPA's Central Data Exchange (CDX) using the agency's TRI-MEweb application. Facilities submitting trade secret information must ...