Tennessee Land Disposal Restrictions regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Tennessee Land Disposal Restrictions: What you need to know

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Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Hazardous Waste Program

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4

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 land disposal restrictions (LDRs), including the Phase IV federal LDRs and best demonstrated available technology (BDAT). There are no additional state provisions. Tennessee, however, has not incorporated into its regulations the following federal LDRs because the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has not delegated authority to states to implement these rules:

—Case-by-case extensions (40 CFR 268.5)

—No-migration variances (40 CFR 268.6)

—Equivalent method variances (40 CFR 268.42(b))

—Variances from treatment standards (40 CFR 268.44)

See LDR Exceptions in the national section LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS/LAND BAN for more information about these extensions and variances.

Administration and enforcement. Tennessee's LDRs are administered and enforced by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management. However, when new LDRs are issued under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's (RCRA) Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA), EPA will administer the new regulations until the state adopts equivalent or more stringent rules.


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Tennessee Land Disposal Restrictions Resources

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