Tennessee Air Permitting regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Tennessee Air Permitting: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Construction permits: Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee (Rule) 1200-03-09-.01

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Applicability: Rule 1200-03-09-.01(1)(a) and Rule 1200-03-09-.01(1)(d)

Application content: Rule 1200-03-09-.01(1)(b) and Rule 1200-03-09-.01(1)(c)

Exemptions: Rule 1200-03-09-.01(1)(a) and Rule 1200-03-09-.04

Public participation: Rule 1200-03-09-.01(1)(h)

Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR): Rule 1200-03-09-.01(5)(b)

Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD): Rule 1200-03-09-.01(4)

Major source construction permits: Rule 1200-03-09-.01(4) and Rule 1200-03-09-.01(5)(b)

Operating permits: Rule 1200-03-09-.02

Applicability: Rule 1200-03-09-.02(1), Rule 1200-03-09-.02(2), and Rule 1200-03-09-.02(5)

Application content: Rule 1200-03-09-.02(3)

Exemptions: Rule 1200-03-09-.02(2) and Rule 1200-03-09-.04

Major source operating permits:

Title V operating permits: Rule 1200-03-09-.02(11)

Synthetic minor operating permits: Rule 1200-03-09-.02(11)(a)

Other state permits:

Permits-by-rule: Rule 1200-03-09-.07

Other permitting considerations:

Fees: Rule 1200-03-26

Start-up, shutdown, malfunction: Rule 1200-03-20

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 national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Tennessee is authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer its own air emissions permit program. Tennessee requires new and modified sources of ...

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