Governing Law and Regulations
Hazardous waste law and rules: Tennessee Hazardous Waste Management Act of 1977, Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA) 68-212-101 to 68-212-121; Hazardous Waste Management Act of 1983, TCA 68-212-201 to 68-212-227; Tennessee Hazardous Waste Reduction Act of 1990, TCA 68-212-301 to 68-212-312; Used Oil Collection Act of 1993, TCA 68-211-1001 to 68-211-1019; and regulations at Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee (Rule) 0400-12-01and Rule 0400-12-02
Solid (nonhazardous) waste law and rules: Tennessee Solid Waste Disposal Act, TCA 68-211-101 to 68-211-124; Mercury Product Disposal Control Act, TCA 68-211-201 to 68-211-207 and TCA 68-211-501 to 68-211-505; Tennessee Solid Waste Planning and Recovery Act, TCA 68-211-601 to 68-211-608; TCA 68-211-701 to 68-211-707; Solid Waste Management Act of 1991, TCA 68-211-801 to 68-211-874; Solid Waste Authority Act of 1991, TCA 68-211-901 to 68-211-925; Sanitary Landfills Areas Act, TCA 68-213-101 to 68-213-106; and regulations at Rule 0400-11-01
Underground storage tank (UST) law and rules: Tennessee Petroleum Underground Storage Act, TCA 68-215-101 to 68-215-204 and regulations at Rule 0400-18-01
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
TDEC Division of Underground Storage Tanks
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's waste management rules include many of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's (RCRA) rules as well as more stringent state requirements for ...