Solid Waste Disposal, Hazardous Waste Managemen Act, Underground Storage Actl (Tennessee)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Tennessee|
|Name||Solid Waste Disposal, Hazardous Waste Management Act, Underground Storage Act (Tennessee)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations, Siting and Permitting|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Natural Gas, Nuclear|
|Program Administrator||Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation|
| Last Substantive Modification
The Solid Waste Disposal Laws and Regulations are found in Tenn. Code 68-211. These rules are enforced and subject to change by the Public Waste Board (PWB), which is established by the Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management. Any person wishing to operate a solid waste processing or disposal facility must obtain a permit from the Commissioner of the Department.
The Solid Waste Management Act of 1991 is the overall authority. The Act delegates the power enforce actions with the purpose of achieving goals to local govern to local governments, who elect representatives to sit on the board.
If a facility or person generates more than 100 KG (220 pounds) of hazardous waste or more than 1 KG (2.2 pounds) of acutely hazardous waste in any calendar month they must notify the State of Tennessee using the Hazardous Waste Notification Form (#HN-H - CN909). Persons who wish to dispose of special waste in a permitted landfill or have the special waste processed in a permitted processing facility require a special waste approval from the Tennessee Division of Solid Waste Management (SWM) using Special Waste Evaluation Application (#CN-1051). Examples of special wastes are sludges, metal finishing particles, incinerator ash, process filters, medical wastes, sandblast grind media and paint chips. Persons who have stored petroleum in an Underground Storage Tank after January 1, 1974, or who bring a new underground storage tank system into use must notify the Tennessee Division of Underground Storage Tanks (UST) using the Notification for Underground Storage Tanks (CN-0911). Any information received from the EPA regarding permitting including ID #s must be submitted to the Department.
|Contact Name||Shari Meghreblian|
|Department||Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation|
|Division||Solid and Hazardous Waste|
|Address||5th floor, L &C Tower, Nashville, TN, 37243|
|Contact Name||Stan Boyd|
|Department||Department of Environment and Conservation|
|Division||Underground Storage Tanks|
|Address||L&C Tower, 4th Floor, Nashville, TN, 37243|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Tenn. Code 68-211|
|Authority 2:||Tenn. Code 68-212|
|Authority 3:||Tenn. Code 68-215|