Governing Law and Regulations
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Division of Remediation
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 has its own hazardous waste site remediation program, known as the Hazardous Waste Remedial Action Fund. The state's regulations are enforced under the Inactive Hazardous Substance Site Remedial Action Program. The state's law parallels the federal Superfund liability standards and federal system of listing sites that need to be cleaned up. Unlike the federal Superfund, Tennessee finances its program through remedial action fees in addition to state funding and cost recovery from responsible parties. These fees are collected from hazardous waste generators and transporters to be used toward cleaning up over 100 state-listed sites that need cleanup or remediation ...