Solid Waste Disposal, Hazardous Waste Managemen Act, Underground Storage Actl (Tennessee)

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Place Tennessee

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
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
Primary Website
Applicable Jurisdiction Statewide

Last Review 2014-06-06
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary

Information Source


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.

Policy Contact

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

Phone 615-532-0780


Contact Name Stan Boyd
Department Department of Environment and Conservation
Division Underground Storage Tanks
Address L&C Tower, 4th Floor, Nashville, TN, 37243

Phone 615-532-0945



Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Tenn. Code 68-211
Date Effective 2006-09-01

Authority 2: Tenn. Code 68-212
Date Effective 2006-09-01

Authority 3: Tenn. Code 68-215
Date Effective 2006-09-01