Tennessee Emergency Planning and Response: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Disasters, emergencies, and civil defense: Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA) 58-2-101 to 58-2-813

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Tennessee Hazardous Chemical Right-to-Know Law, TCA 50-3-2001 to 50-3-2019 and regulations at Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee (Rule) 0800-01-09-.01 to 0800-01-09-.14

Hazardous materials: TCA 58-2-601 to 58-2-604

Nuclear fuel transport: TCA 65-15-126

Used oil: Rule 0400-12-01-.11

Equipment: Rule 0400-12-01-.11(6)(c)1.(ii)

Equipment testing and maintenance: Rule 0400-12-01-.11(6)(c)1.(iii)

Communications Access: Rule 0400-12-01-.11(6)(c)1.(iv)

Aisle space: Rule 0400-12-01-.11(6)(c)1.(v)

Local authorities: Rule 0400-12-01-.11(6)(c)1.(vi)

Regulatory Agencies

Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA)

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

Tennessee Department of Safety

Tennessee Office of Homeland Security (OHS)

State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)

Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)

Local fire and police departments

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 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 has adopted federal emergency planning and response requirements with additional rules for used oil facility emergency preparedness and hazardous material release notification.

Tennessee has adopted federal emergency planning and response requirements under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Cleanup, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). EPCRA requires state and local governments to establish and ...

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Tennessee Emergency Planning and Response Resources

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