Tennessee Hazardous Substance Storage regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Tennessee Hazardous Substance Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Aboveground storage tanks (ASTs): Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1972 (TN OSH Act), Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA) 50-3-101 to 50-3-2019

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Dry-cleaning solvents: Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee (Rule) 0400-15-03-.04(4)

Regulatory Agencies

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)

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

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Hazardous substance is a broad classification that includes hazardous materials, hazardous chemicals, hazardous wastes, and petroleum products. See the national section HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE STORAGE for additional guidance.

Tennessee regulates aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) under the state fire code, which has adopted National Fire Protection Association Code 30 and 30A that cover AST storage of flammable and combustible liquids. In addition, Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1972 (TN OSH Act) regulations define some requirements for ASTs. See the state section ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANKS for a discussion of AST rules in Tennessee.

Tennessee's hazardous substance underground storage tank (UST) rules generally follow federal regulations. See the national section UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS for additional information.

Tennessee has adopted the federal hazardous waste storage facility requirements for containers, containment buildings, hazardous waste storage tanks, and surface impoundments. For guidance on hazardous waste storage, see the national section HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE.

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