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 NESHAP standards, including the NESHAPs for source categories, also known as maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standards, are in effect in Tennessee. Tennessee has also implemented emissions standards for specific sources of mercury and lead. Refer to the national section HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS for more information on the NESHAPs and MACT standards.
• Administration and enforcement. TDEC's Division of Air Pollution Control has delegated authority to administer and enforce the hazardous air pollutant (HAP) rules in Tennessee. The local air pollution control agencies are responsible for the implementation and enforcement of HAP requirements within their jurisdictions.
Tennessee has promulgated regulations to control mercury emissions from sources that:
- Process mercury ore to recover mercury
- Use mercury chlor-alkali cells to produce chlorine gas and alkali metal hydroxide
- Incinerate or ...