Governing Law and Regulations
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Hazardous Waste Program
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Tennessee has adopted the federal contingency plan requirements for hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs) and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) and specifies the agencies to be notified in the event the contingency plan is implemented.
• Administration and enforcement. Tennessee's contingency plan requirements are administered and enforced by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management.
Parties to be notified. Once a contingency plan has been implemented, the federal rules require the emergency coordinator to notify immediately either the National Response Center (NRC) at 800-424-8802 or the government official designated as the on-scene coordinator for that geographical area. Tennessee requires the emergency coordinator to immediately notify the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency at its 24-hour number, 800-262-3300, and/or NRC.