Tennessee Asbestos regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Tennessee Asbestos: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

National Emissions Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for asbestos: 40 CFR 61.140 to 61.157 and Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee (Rule) 1200-03-11-.02

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Occupational safety and health standards: 29 CFR 1910.1001, 29 CFR 1926.1101, Rule 0800-01-01-.06, and Rule 0800-01-06-.02

Regulatory Agencies

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Division of Air Pollution Control

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DLWD) Division of Occupational Safety and Health

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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Tennessee asbestos regulations mirror the federal NESHAP requirements. Tennessee has also adopted the federal occupational safety and health regulations.

Administration and enforcement. DLWD's Division of Occupational Health and Safety administers and enforces all occupational safety and health regulations in the state. TDEC's Division of Air Pollution Control and the local air pollution control agencies administer and enforce all other asbestos requirements throughout Tennessee.

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