Tennessee Superfund regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Tennessee Superfund: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Tennessee Hazardous Waste Management Act of 1983, Tennessee Code Annotated 68-212-201 to 68-212-407 and Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee (Rule) 0400-15-01-.01 to 0400-15-01-.13

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Applicability: Rule 0400-15-01-.05

State lists: Rule 0400-15-01-.07(2)

Site delisting: Rule 0400-15-01-.07(3)

Site remediation goals: Rule 0400-15-01-.08

Remedial investigation: Rule 0400-15-01-.09

Remedial design: Rule 0400-15-01-.10

Remedial action: Rule 0400-15-01-.11

Cleanup plan: Rule 0400-15-01-.03

Operation and Maintenance (O and M) plan: Rule 0400-15-01-.12

Cleanup costs: Rule 0400-15-01-.03(2)

State Funds:

Remedial action fund: Rule 0400-15-01-.03

Dry cleaner response fund: Rule 0400-15-03-.01 to 0400-15-03-.10

Regulatory Agencies

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 ...

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