Tennessee Fugitive Emissions regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Tennessee Fugitive Emissions: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Fugitive particulate matter emissions: Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee (Rule) 1200-03-02-.01(1)(t), Rule 1200-03-08, and Rule 1200-03-19

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Visible emissions: Rule 1200-03-08

Areas of additional controls: Rule 1200-03-19

Fugitive volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions: Rule 1200-03-18-.27, Rule 1200-03-18-.30, and Rule 1200-03-18-.38

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. 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 ...


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Tennessee Fugitive Emissions Resources

Type Title
Forms Visible Emissions Observation Form (SFN-8441)
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