Governing Law and Regulations
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Division of Air Pollution Control
Chattanooga/Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau
Knox County Air Quality Management Division
Memphis and Shelby County Health Department
Metropolitan Health Department of Nashville/Davidson County Air Pollution Control Division
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 not taken delegation of the risk management program. Facilities required to develop a risk management program and submit a risk management plan (RMP) should follow the federal program.
For Title V sources required to develop an RMP, the requirements of the plan will be included in the facility's Title V operating permit as applicable requirements, and the source must submit a written certification to TDEC by January 31 of each year confirming that the source is properly following the accidental release plan. For more information, see the national section RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA Region 4 will be implementing the risk management program in Tennessee. TDEC's Division of Air Pollution Control is responsible for checking that Title V sources have submitted a plan as required and for drafting a Title V operating permit containing the applicable risk management program requirements. However, for facilities located in Hamilton, Knox, Shelby, or Davidson ...