Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Tennessee asbestos regulations mirror the federal NESHAP requirements. Tennessee has also adopted the federal occupational safety and health regulations.
• Administration and enforcement. DLWD's Division of Occupational Health and Safety administers and enforces all occupational safety and health regulations in the state. TDEC's Division of Air Pollution Control and the local air pollution control agencies administer and enforce all other asbestos requirements throughout Tennessee.