Tennessee Hazardous Waste Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Tennessee Hazardous Waste Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste tank rules: Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee (Rule) 0400-12-01-.06(10) and Rule 0400-12-01-.05(10) (interim status)

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Organic air emissions rules for hazardous waste tanks: Rule 0400-12-01-.06(30) to 0400-12-01-.06(32) and 0400-12-01-.05(27) to 0400-12-01-.05(29) (interim status)

Tank management requirements for hazardous waste small quantity generators (SQGs): Rule 0400-12-01-.03(1)(g)2(iii)(IV)

Tank management requirements for hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs): 0400-12-01-.03(1)(h)1(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 has adopted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in Tennessee as of May 13, 2021, which includes standards for generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site in tanks. The state follows the federal requirements for tanks that store or treat hazardous waste. In addition, Tennessee requires owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) using tanks to pay various permit fees as well as an annual facility maintenance fee. For information concerning tank inspection records that must be kept by hazardous waste generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site in tanks, see the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE.

Administration and enforcement. The state’s hazardous waste tank requirements are administered and enforced by TDEC’s Division of Solid Waste Management.

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Tennessee Hazardous Waste Tanks Resources

Type Title
Checklists TSDF Tank System Inspection Form (EQP 5192)
Forms Daily Tank Inspection Log
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