Governing Law and Regulations
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)
Tennessee Department of Health (DOH)
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. Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) disposal and storage in Tennessee is regulated under the federal rules. For details, refer to the national section PCB MANAGEMENT. The state prohibits the commingling of used oil with hazardous waste or PCBs. PCBs may be incinerated upon obtaining a permit for the incineration of hazardous wastes. In addition, Tennessee requires that a laboratory obtain certification for PCB analysis.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA's Region 4 office administers and enforces the federal PCB regulations in Tennessee. The TDEC administers and enforces the state's TSDF standards. The DOH and the TDEC share responsibility for administering the laboratory certification program for testing drinking water in Tennessee.
Tennessee prohibits the mixing or commingling of used oil with hazardous waste or PCBs that makes it unsuitable for recycling or other beneficial use.