Tennessee Community Right to Know regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Tennessee Community Right to Know: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), 42 USC 11001 to 11050 and regulations at 40 CFR 350 to 372

Regulatory Agencies
For a Limited Time receive a FREE EHS Report "Recordkeeping for EHS Managers." This special report contains a recordkeeping checklist to help you keep track of your records for major environmental laws and OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard. Download Now

Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA)

Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Tennessee follows the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) reporting requirements, with unique state-specific reporting procedures and additional state fee requirements for the following:

—Tier II chemical inventory reporting (EPCRA Section 312); and

—Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting (EPCRA Section 313).

For more information on the aforementioned EPCRA reporting requirements, see the national section COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW.

Administration and enforcement. TEMA implements the community right-to-know requirements in the state and is the repository of all records and data generated as a result of the requirements of EPCRA in Tennessee.

State Requirements


Tier II reports are due March 1. Tennessee facilities are required to submit Tier II reports using the E-Plan online program. A $25 fee is assessed for submitting electronically via E-Plan.

It is recommended that facilities contact the LEPC and local fire department in advance to determine the appropriate reporting format for each.


Tennessee requires facilities to submit TRI reports by July 1 through EPA's Central Data Exchange (CDX) using the agency's TRI-MEweb application. Facilities submitting trade secret information must ...

Read more about Community Right to Know

Tennessee Community Right to Know Resources

Type Title
Forms Trade Secret Substantiation Form
See all Community Right to Know Resources