Tennessee Air - General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Tennessee Air - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

State implementation plan (SIP): 40 CFR 51 and 40 CFR 52.2219 to 52.2241

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Attainment status: 40 CFR 81.343

Air permits: Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee (Rule) 1200-03-09

Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs): Rule 1200-03-11 and Rule 1200-03-31

New Source Performance Standards (NSPS): Rule 1200-03-16

Risk management program: Rule 1200-03-32

Pollutant transport:

Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR): 40 CFR 97.401 to 97.735

Regional haze: Rule 1200-03-23

Regulatory Agencies

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Division of Air Pollution Control

Chattanooga/Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau

Knox County Air Quality Management Division

Memphis and Shelby County Health Department

Metropolitan Health Department of Nashville/Davidson County Air Pollution Control Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Tennessee's air program is shaped by its state implementation plan (SIP). The SIP is a plan detailing the methods by which the state will implement, maintain, and enforce the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). As mandated by the federal Clean Air Act (CAA), each state must adopt and submit a SIP to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval.

Administration and enforcement. Tennessee's air program is implemented and enforced by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's (TDEC) Division of Air Pollution Control. The local air pollution control agencies implement and enforce the air program within their respective jurisdictions.

State Requirements



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