Governing Law and Regulations
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Hazardous Waste Program
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Tennessee has adopted the federal accumulation time standards that allow generators to store hazardous waste on-site for specific periods of time without a storage facility permit. See the national section ACCUMULATION TIME to review the specific time periods applicable to each class of generator.
Generators should note that Tennessee requires generators to comply with state on-site storage standards that are in addition to those required under federal law. See the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE for guidance on how to store hazardous waste on-site without a permit in compliance with the state's more stringent requirements.
• Administration and enforcement. The state's accumulation time rules are administered and enforced by TDEC's Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management.