Governing Law and Regulations
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Hazardous Waste Program
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Tennessee follows the federal requirements for hazardous waste treatment facilities, including those for generators treating hazardous waste on-site. In addition, Tennessee requires owners and operators of "commercial" hazardous waste treatment facilities to comply with state permit application requirements that go beyond the federal requirements for treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) permits. Unlike under the federal rules, permitted treatment facilities in Tennessee must pay various fees. For a review of the state permit requirements and fees, refer to the state section TSDF PERMITS.
• Administration and enforcement. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste ...