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
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 ...