Tennessee Penalties and Liabilities regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Tennessee Penalties and Liabilities: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Air: Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA) 68-201-112 and TCA 68-201-116

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Hazardous materials motor carriers: Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee (Rule) 1340-06-01-.19(6)

Hazardous waste: TCA 68-212-114 and TCA 68-212-213

Pesticides: TCA 4-3-204, TCA 40-35-111, TCA 43-8-103, TCA 43-8-105, TCA 43-8-107 to 43-8-111, and TCA 43-8-305 to 43-8-307, and Rule 0080-06-16-.09

Solid (nonhazardous) waste: TCA 68-211-114, TCA 68-211-117, and TCA 68-213-104

Storage tanks:

Underground storage tanks (USTs): TCA 68-215-109, TCA 68-215-116, TCA 68-215-120, and TCA 68-215-121

Used oil: TCA 68-211-1016


Drinking water: TCA 68-221-713

Pretreatment: TCA 69-3-125

Sewage: TCA 68-221-413

Stormwater: TCA 68-221-1106

Water well drillers: TCA 69-10-110

Water withdrawal: TCA 69-7-307

Wastewater: TCA 69-3-115 and TCA 68-221-904

Workplace safety: TCA 50-3-402 to 50-3-408, TCA 50-3-501 to 50-3-503, and Rule 0800-01-04-.16

Regulatory Agencies

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)

Tennessee Department of Agriculture

Tennessee Department of Safety (TDS)

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Division of Occupational Safety and Health (TOSHA)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Tennessee law provides for civil and criminal penalties for violations of its environmental and hazardous materials transportation rules.

Administration and enforcement. TDEC's divisions are responsible for the administration and enforcement of Tennessee's environmental rules.


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