Governing Law and Regulations
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.