Tennessee Manifests regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Tennessee Manifests : What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Generators: Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee (Rule) Rule 0400-12-01-.03(3)

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Exception reports: Rule 0400-12-01-.03(5)(c)(1)

Recordkeeping: Rule 0400-12-01-.03(5)(a)

Transporters: Rule 0400-12-01-.04(3)

Treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): Rule 0400-12-01-.06(5)(a) to 0400-12-01-.06(5)(c) and Rule 0400-12-01-.06(5)(g); Rule 0400-12-01-.05(5)(a) to 0400-12-01-.05(5)(c) and Rule 0400-12-01-.05(5)(g) (interim status)

Regulatory Agency

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

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires Tennessee (and all states) to use the federal form of manifest: the standardized Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest (EPA Form 8700-22) and its continuation sheet (EPA Form 8700-22A). Tennessee's manifest regulations follow the federal manifest rules and also set forth state requirements in connection with generator exception reports. Waste handlers in Tennessee should go to the national section MANIFESTS for guidance on how to prepare the manifest form and how to deal with related manifest issues such as manifest discrepancies and rejected shipments.

Administration and enforcement. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s (TDEC) Division of Solid Waste Management administers and enforces Tennessee’s hazardous waste management program.

State Requirements


Exception Reports

Rule 0400-12-01-.03(5)(c)(1)

As under the federal exception report rules, large quantity generators in Tennessee must submit an exception report to the TDEC if the generator has not received a copy of the manifest signed by ...

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