Tennessee Biennial Report regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Tennessee Biennial Report: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Large quantity generator (LQG) and small quantity generator (SQG) annual report requirements: Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee (Rule) 0400-12-01-.03(5)(b)

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Treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) annual report requirements: Rule 0400-12-01-.06(5)(f) and Rule 0400-12-01-.05(5)(f) (interim status)

Regulatory Agency

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Division of Solid Waste Management Hazardous Waste Management Program

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Tennessee requires hazardous waste small quantity generators (SQGs); large quantity generators (LQGs); and owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) to submit an annual report on their hazardous waste activities and to pay an annual fee. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) sends the collected data to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which fulfills the biennial report requirement for LQGs and TSDFs.

Administration and enforcement. Tennessee’s annual and biennial report requirements are administered and enforced by the TDEC's Division of Solid Waste Management.

State Requirements



Generators. A generator that is an LQG or an SQG for at least 1 month of the calendar year that ships any hazardous waste off-site to a TSDF within the United States is required to file an annual report with the TDEC. This requirement also applies to LQGs that receive hazardous waste from very small quantity generators (VSQGs). A generator must also submit the annual report before any event occurs, such as change of ownership or cessation of business, which would make the generator no longer ...

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