Tennessee TSDF Permits regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Tennessee TSDF Permits: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) permit requirements: Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA) 68-212-108, TCA 68-212-211, TCA 68-212-217 to 68-212-223, and Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee (Rule) 0400-12-01-.07 and Rule 0400-12-02

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TSDF fee: Rule 0400-12-01-.08 and TCA 68-212-211

Commercial TSDF permit requirements: Rule 0400-12-02-.01 to 0400-12-02-.03

Remedial action plan (RAP) rules: Rule 0400-12-01-.07(11)

Commercial TSDF applications:

Definition of commercial TSDFs: Rule 0400-12-02-.01(2)(a)

Public comment period of applications: Rule 0400-12-02-.02(3)

Issuance or denial of permit: TCA 68-212-108(f)

Location standards: Rule 0400-12-02-.03


Part A and Part B application fees: Rule 0400-12-01-.08(3)

Construction inspection fee: Rule 0400-12-01-.08(6)

Permit modification fee: Rule 0400-12-01-.08(6)(c)

Annual maintenance fee: Rule 0400-12-01-.08(4)(b)

Fee documentation: Rule 0400-12-01-.08(1)(c)

Local fees: TCA 68-212-211

Regulatory Agency

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Hazardous Waste Program

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Tennessee has adopted the federal permit application and modification rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), including those for remedial action plans, but has not included the federal standardized permit provisions. In addition, Tennessee requires all TSDF permit applicants to pay an application fee, a permit modification fee, and an annual TSDF maintenance fee.

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