Tennessee TSDF Responsibilities regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Tennessee TSDF Responsibilities: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) requirements: Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee (Rule) 0400-12-01-.06 and Rule 0400-12-01-.05 (interim status)

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Comanagement of other materials at a TSDF: Rule 0400-12-01-.06(2)(k) and Rule 0400-12-01-.05(2)(k)

TSDF permit requirements: Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA) 68-212-108, TCA 68-212-211, TCA 68-212-217 to 68-212-223, Rule 0400-12-01-.07, and Rule 0400-12-02-.01 to 0400-12-02-.03

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

Operating record: Rule 0400-12-01-.06(5)(d) and Rule 0400-12-01-.05(5)(d) (interim status)

Regulatory Agency

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

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation follows the federal hazardous waste TSDF requirements. However, the state also has a few of its own requirements for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), including those regarding annual reports, contingency plans, closure and post-closure standards, comanagement of other materials, financial responsibility, permits and fees, operating record, and pollution prevention.

Administration and enforcement. TDEC's Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management administers and enforces the TSDF requirements in Tennessee.

State Requirements


TSDF owners and operators are responsible for submitting an annual report to TDEC on their waste activities. This state annual reporting requirement is ...

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