Tennessee Hazardous Waste Disposal regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Tennessee Hazardous Waste Disposal: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Disposal facilities:

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Disposal facility design and operating rules: Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee (Rule) 0400-12-01-.06 and Rule 0400-12-01-.05 (interim status)

Disposal facility permit rules: Rule 0400-12-01-.07 and Rule 0400-12-02-.01 to 0400-12-02-.03 (commercial disposal facilities)

Disposal facility fees: Rule 0400-12-01-.08 and Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA) 68-212-211

Comanagement of other materials: Rule 0400-12-01-.06(2)(k) and Rule 0400-12-01-.05(2)(k) (interim status)

Definition of "commercial disposal facility": Rule 0400-12-02-.01(2)(a)

Land disposal restrictions (LDRs): Rule 0400-12-01-.10

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. Tennessee follows the federal requirements for disposal facilities but requires such facilities to pay permit application fees and an annual facility maintenance fee.

Unlike the federal rules, the state prohibits comanagement of hazardous waste in hazardous waste management units unless certain conditions are met. Also, in contrast to the federal requirements, Tennessee's permit rules distinguish between commercial and noncommercial disposal facilities.

Administration and enforcement. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management administers and enforces the hazardous waste disposal requirements in Tennessee.

State Requirements


Facility Fees

Rule 0400-12-01-.08 and TCA ...

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