Tennessee Spill Prevention (SPCC Plan) regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Tennessee Spill Prevention (SPCC Plan): What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Standards for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee (Rule) 0400-12-01-.06

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Standards for hazardous waste TSDFs: Rule 0400-12-01-.05 (interim status)

Standards for the management of used oil: Rule 0400-12-01-.11

Regulatory Agencies

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

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 established any state-specific spill prevention plan requirements that are in addition to the federal standards for creation or implementation of a Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan.

Many different types of facilities must maintain a current contingency plan, including the following types of sites:

—Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), including interim-status facilities,

—Underground storage tanks that contain oil or hazardous substances,

—Sites seeking National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for discharges,

—Sites storing hazardous substances in aboveground tanks, and

—Sites storing used oil.

If the owner or operator of a facility has already prepared a SPCC Plan in accordance with 40 CFR 112 or some other emergency or contingency plan, they only need to amend that plan to incorporate specific management provisions to fulfill state contingency plan requirements. For additional guidance, see the state sections CONTINGENCY PLAN and TSDF ...


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