Tennessee Hazardous Waste Determination regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Tennessee Hazardous Waste Determination: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Identification and listing of hazardous waste: Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee (Rule) 0400-12-01-.02

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Hazardous waste exclusions:

Chromium exclusion limited: Rule 0400-12-01-.02(1)(d)2.(v)

Products and raw materials exclusion limited: Rule 0400-12-01-.02(1)(d)3

Contained-in policy: Rule 0400-12-01-.02(1)(c)6

Regulatory Agency

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. The Tennessee regulations for identifying hazardous waste follow the federal regulations, but are stricter than their federal counterparts in that the state has not adopted in full, but rather limits, several of the federal exemptions. Consequently, the state considers more wastes to be hazardous waste than is the case under the federal program. Tennessee has adopted the federal conditional exemption from the definition of solid waste applicable to cathode-ray tubes (CRTs) without any additional state provisions and has adopted the federal conditional exclusions from the definitions of solid and hazardous waste for solvent-contaminated wipes with minor and not significant changes.

Administration and enforcement. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's (DEC) Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management is responsible for administering and enforcing the state's hazardous waste identification and classification rules.

State Requirements


The state's definition of what constitutes hazardous waste in Tennessee is ...

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