Governing Law and Regulations
Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA)
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
Tennessee Department of Safety
Tennessee Office of Homeland Security (OHS)
State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)
Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)
Local fire and police departments
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. Tennessee has adopted federal emergency planning and response requirements with additional rules for used oil facility emergency preparedness and hazardous material release notification.
Tennessee has adopted federal emergency planning and response requirements under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Cleanup, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). EPCRA requires state and local governments to establish and ...