Tennessee Hazardous Waste Exports and Imports regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Tennessee Hazardous Waste Exports and Imports: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Exports of hazardous wastes: Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee (Rule) 0400-12-01-.03 Hazardous waste transporters: Rule 0400-12-01-.04

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Used oil: Rule 0400-12-.11(5)

Regulatory Agencies

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

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Tennessee's regulations for the export and import of hazardous waste are the same as the federal regulations. However, copies of the notice of intent to export, annual reports, and any exception reports must be sent to both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). See the national section EXPORT AND IMPORT OF HAZARDOUS WASTE for more information.

Tennessee also adopts the federal requirements for the export and import of used oil under 40 CFR 279.40. However, in order to transport used oil in Tennessee, transporters must be certified. See the state section USED OIL MANAGEMENT for additional information.

Tennessee has adopted the federal regulations for hazardous waste transporters, with additional state rules for permitting, transfer facilities, and hazardous waste discharge notification and reporting. Transporters should review the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS for more information.

• Administration and enforcement. The TDEC and EPA Region 4 administer and enforce the hazardous waste export and import of hazardous waste in Tennessee.


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