Governing Law and Regulations
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 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. To review these fees, see the state section TSDF PERMITS.
• Administration and enforcement. The state's hazardous waste tank requirements are administered and enforced by TDEC's Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management.