Governing Law and Regulations
Tennessee Solid Waste Disposal Act, Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA) 68-211-101 to 68-211-124
Tennessee Hazardous Waste Management Act, TCA 68-212-101 to 68-212-226
Tennessee Litter Control Law, TCA 39-14-501 to 39-14-504
Tennessee Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Act, TCA 68-215-101 to 68-215-204
Tennessee Air Quality Act, TCA 68-201-101 to 68-201-202
Tennessee Water Quality Control Act, TCA 69-3-101 to 69-3-137
Tennessee Hazardous Waste Reduction Act of 1990, TCA 68-212-301 to 68-212-312
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identification (ID) numbers:
Generators: Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee (Rule) 1200-01-11-.03
Transporters: Rule 1200-01-11-.04
Treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): Rule 1200-01-11-.06
Used oil: Rule 1200-01-11-.11
Universal waste: Rule 1200-01-11-.12
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The counterpart to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Tennessee is the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). It is responsible for protecting Tennessee's land, water, and air from pollution.
• Administration and enforcement. The TDEC has received authorization from the EPA to implement its own air, water, and waste management rules. To receive federal authorization, TDEC's air, water, and waste rules must be at least as stringent as the federal rules. To maintain its federal authorization, the TDEC is required to continue to either adopt EPA's latest ...