Tennessee RCRA regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Tennessee RCRA: What you need to know

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

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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

Regulatory Agencies

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 ...


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Tennessee RCRA Resources

Type Title
Forms Source Reduction strategy Manual
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