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Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Tennessee requires hazardous waste generators 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 TDEC's Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management.
STATE ANNUAL REPORTS
SQGs (persons generating between 100 kilograms (kg) and 1,000 kg of hazardous waste in any calendar month) and LQGs (persons generating 1,000 kg or more of hazardous waste or more than 1 kg of acutely hazardous waste per month) are required to file annual reports with TDEC. SQGs are subject to the annual reporting requirement because the state regulation at Rule 0400-12-01-.03(5)(d), which exempts SQGs from ...