Governing Law and Regulations
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)
Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA)
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Tennessee's financial responsibility rules follow the federal requirements, with additional requirements for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs); solid waste facilities; pesticide businesses; and underground injection wells. See the national section FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for a review of the federal rules.
Tennessee follows federal financial responsibility rules relating to underground storage tanks (USTs). The state has also established a UST trust fund to help UST owners and operators meet financial obligations. See the state section UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS for additional information.
• Administration and enforcement. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's financial responsibility rules for TSDFs, solid waste processing facilities, underground injection wells, and USTs. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture ...