Tennessee Title V regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Tennessee Title V: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Non-Title V operating permits:

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Minor source operating permits: Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee (Rule) 1200-03-09-.02(1) to 1200-03-09-.02(10)

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

Title V operating permits: Rule 1200-03-09-.02(11) and 40 CFR 70 Appendix A

Applicability: Rule 1200-03-09-.02(11) and Rule 1200-03-09-.04(5)

Fees: Rule 1200-03-26-.02

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

Metro 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. Tennessee is authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer its own air emissions permit program. Major sources subject to the Title V program must comply with Tennessee's Title V operating permit program, which follows the federal program and has received final full approval from the U.S. EPA effective November 30, 2001. EPA has also approved a Title V permitting threshold for greenhouse gas emissions that is consistent with the federal requirements. See the national section TITLE V for more information.

Administration and enforcement. TDEC's Division of Air Pollution Control is responsible for the implementation of the state's Title V operating permit regulations. However, for facilities located in Hamilton, Knox, Shelby, or Davidson counties, the local agencies ...


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