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)

Permit application fees: Rule 0400-12-01-.08(3)(b)

Storage facility fees: Rule 0400-12-01-.08

Commercial storage facilities: Rule 0400-12-02-.01(2)(a)

On-site storage rules for generators: Rule 0400-12-01-.03(4)(e)

Tank records: Rule 0400-12-01-.03(4)(e)

Conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQGs): 0400-12-01-.02(1)(e)7.(iv)

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 has adopted the federal hazardous waste storage facility requirements for containers, containment buildings, hazardous waste storage tanks, and surface impoundments and has fee requirements for hazardous waste storage facilities. The state follows the federal rules for generators storing hazardous waste on-site without a permit and adds a few more stringent provisions in connection with records for tanks and conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQGs) managing ...


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