Governing Law and Regulations
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.
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 ...