Tennessee Used Oil Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Tennessee Used Oil Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Used oil management law and regulations: Tennessee Used Oil Collection Act of 1993, Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA) 68-211-1001 to 68-211-1019, and Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee (Rule) 0400-12-01-.11

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Conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQGs): Rule 0400-12-01-.02(1)(e)10 and Rule 0400-12-01-.11(2)(a)2.(iii)

Transporter certification: Rule 0400-12-01-.11(5)(a)1.(v) and Rule 0400-12-01-.11(5)(a)1.(vi)

Annual reports: Rule 0400-12-01-.11(5)(a)1.(v) and Rule 0400-12-01-.11(6)(h)2

Notification: Rule 0400-12-01-.11(2)(d)

Used Oil Collection Fund: TCA 68-211-1006

Used oil filters: TCA 68-211-1019

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

Regulatory Agency

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

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Tennessee has adopted the federal used oil management regulations, with several additional state requirements that make the state's rules stricter. The additional state requirements are in connection with: mixtures of conditionally exempt small quantity generator (CESQG) hazardous waste and used oil, transporter certification, annual reports, changes in notification data, and annual maintenance fee for used oil processors and rerefiners.

The state's Used Oil Collection Act of 1993 has established a Used Oil Collection Fund in order to promote recycling of used oil in the state.

Administration and enforcement. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's (TDEC) Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste ...


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