Tennessee Hazardous Waste Treatment regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Tennessee Hazardous Waste Treatment: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Operating rules for hazardous waste treatment facilities: Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee (Rule) 0400-12-01-.06 and Rule 0400-12-01-.05 (interim status)

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Thermal treatment rules: Rule 0400-12-01-.06(16) and Rule 0400-12-01-.05(16) (interim status)

Chemical, physical, and biological treatment rules: Rule 0400-12-01-.06(17) and Rule 0400-12-01-.05(17) (interim status)

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

Treatment facility permit rules: Tennessee Code Annotated 68-212-108, Rule 0400-12-01-.07, and Rule 0400-12-02-.01 to 0400-12-02-.03 (commercial treatment facilities)

On-site treatment rules for generators: Rule 0400-12-01-.03(4)(e)1

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 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 ...

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