Governing Law and Regulations
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Tennessee does not have a specific property transfer law, but there are notification requirements for active and inactive hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), solid waste facilities, underground storage tank sites, and those operations that currently have an air or water discharge permit. See the state sections TSDF PERMITS and UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS for more details on these requirements.
Tennessee has specific indicia of ownership standards and can place a lien on property to recover its expenses for certain environmental cleanups.
• Administration and enforcement. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's (TDEC) Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management enforces the TSDF closure and solid waste requirements in Tennessee.
TSDF DEED NOTATIONS
The TSDF owner or operator must place a permanent notation on the deed to the facility property, or on some other instrument usually examined during a title search, which ...