Governing Law and Regulations
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. The federal New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), which contain source-specific standards for the control of fugitive particulate and VOC emissions, are in effect for applicable sources in Tennessee. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has promulgated regulations that follow the federal NSPS and has been delegated authority to implement the NESHAPs. In addition, TDEC has established requirements for controlling fugitive particulate matter, visible emissions, and VOC leaks.
• Administration and enforcement. TDEC's Division of Air Pollution Control is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's air pollution control program. If your facility is located in Hamilton, Shelby, Davidson, or Knox Counties, then ...