Tennessee Hazardous Waste Storage regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Tennessee Hazardous Waste Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Container requirements: Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee (Rule) 0400-12-01-.06(9) and Rule 0400-12-01-.05(9) (interim status)

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Hazardous waste storage tank requirements: Rule 0400-12-01-.06(10) and Rule 0400-12-01-.05(11) (interim status)

Surface impoundment requirements: Rule 0400-12-01-.06(11) and Rule 0400-12-01-.05(10) (interim status)

Containment buildings: Rule 0400-12-01-.06(33) and Rule 0400-12-01-.05(30) (interim status)

Storage facility permit requirements: Rule 0400-12-01-.07 and Rule 0400-12-02-.01 to 0400-12-02-.03 (commercial storage facilities)

Storage permit application and storage facility fees: Rule 0400-12-01-.08

Satellite storage: Rule 0400-12-01-.03(1)(f)

    On-site storage rules for small quantity generators (SQGs): Rule 0400-12-01-.03(1)(g)2

    On-site storage rules for large quantity generators (LQGs): Rule 0400-12-01-.03(1)(h)1

    Container inspection records: Rule 0400-12-01-.03(1)(g)2(ii)(IV)(II) and Rule 0400-12-01-.03(1)(h)1(i)(V)(II)

    Tank inspection records: Rule 0400-12-01-.03(1)(g)2(iii)(IV)(II) and Rule 0400-12-01-.03(1)(h)1(ii)(II)

Regulatory Agency

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

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Tennessee follows the federal requirements for generators accumulating (storing) hazardous waste on-site without a permit through its adoption of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in Tennessee as of May 13, 2021. The state adds a few more stringent provisions in connection with inspection records for containers and tanks. The state has adopted the federal hazardous waste ...


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