Tennessee Hazardous Air Pollutants regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Tennessee Hazardous Air Pollutants: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP): 40 CFR 61, 40 CFR 63, Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee (Rule) 1200-03-11, and Rule 1200-03-31

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Mercury: Rule 1200-03-11-.04

Lead: Rule 1200-03-22

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 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.

State Requirements


Rule 1200-03-11-.04

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 ...

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