Governing Law and Regulations
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Division of Underground Storage Tanks
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
Local Fire Departments
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Tennessee received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1999 to operate its underground storage tank (UST) program for petroleum tanks. For nonpetroleum tanks, operators must comply with the federal rules. State rules follow federal regulations as revised in 2015, with additional provisions for notification, installation, secondary containment, delivery prohibition, fees, operator training, ...