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Hazardous Waste Notification and Reporting Requirements

This includes Generators, Transporters, Transfer Facilities and Treatment-Storage-Disposal (TSD) Facilities

In early 2001, a new data system changed the way the State of Tennessee handled information about Hazardous Waste Activity. The new system stresses the following:

Existing sites must report any change in facility data as the change occurs

(Reporting changes include but are not limited to: changes in name, owner, contact person, mailing address, location, waste stream information, generation changes, etc)

» Fees: $150.00 for change in ownership. No charge for other changes.

New sites can receive Notification Packet

By calling the main number or you may download the Notification Forms, fill out and send them to the address located on the forms.

» Fees: New Installation ID Number: $150.00

FAQ: "Who is a generator of Hazardous Waste?"

Answer: You must determine if you are now or going to be generating a hazardous waste at your site. EPA has developed a specific list of wastes that are hazardous. If you generate a waste and Mix it with a hazardous waste, then you are generating a hazardous waste. If you generate a waste that exhibits any of the characteristics of hazardous waste (certain wastes are hazardous because of ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity etc), then you are generating a hazardous waste.

When should a new site notify?

New generators must submit the registration packet within 90 days of the initial generation. The packet includes detailed questions about the types of wastes generated, amounts, descriptions, etc.

Who needs to notify the State of Tennessee’s Hazardous Waste Program?

If you generate more than 100 kg (220 pounds) of hazardous waste or more than 1kg (2.2 pounds) of acutely hazardous waste in any calendar month, you must notify the State of Tennessee. If you treat, store, or dispose of hazardous waste you must also report.

Annual Reporting requirements for generators of hazardous waste:

generators are divided into three categories based on their annual handling of hazardous wastes. Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators (CESQGs) should report annually but are not required to do so and do not pay an annual fee. Small Quantity Generators (SQGs) and Large Quantity Generators (LQGs) must report annually and pay annual fees.

» Annual Fees:
Small Quantity Generator- $1,200.00
Large Quantity Generator- $2,000.00

Treatment, Storage and Disposal sites pay fees that are essentially permit specific. There are additional off-site shipping fees for hazardous waste generators, based on activities.

Notification Forms

Form Description Number Form Instructions
Hazardous Waste Generator Notification Fee NF – CN-1033 PDF N/A
Hazardous Waste Registration and Notification HN-H – CN-0909 PDF N/A
Hazardous Waste Stream Report WSR – CN-0773 PDF PDF

New transporters of hazardous waste

New transporters of hazardous waste who wish to operate within the state of Tennessee must complete forms that are very much like the forms required for registering a site (Form HN). New In State Transporters will receive an Installation Identification Number from Tennessee upon the completion of the notification packet. Transporters will be issued a permit to transport hazardous waste after the notification packet is processed.

» Fees:
New ID number: $150.00
Application Fee: $200.00
Annual Registration Fee: $350.00
Total = $700.00.

» Renewal Fee:
Each subsequent year, the fee is $350.00 only. Permits automatically expire January 31st in any year unless renewed. You will automatically receive a new annual registration packet each year prior to December first. The completed packet and fee must be received on or before December 31st.

Transporters residing in a state other than Tennessee

Transporters residing in a state other than Tennessee must also register and complete an abbreviated application form. Out of State transporters will be checked against the National EPA database. Note: If you have made any changes in your location, your mailing address, your contact persons etc and have not notified your home state of these changes, your permit process in the State of Tennessee may be delayed until all data can be verified.

Fees:
Annual Permit Fee: $350.00
Application Fee: $200.00
Annual Registration Fee – Total = $550.00

Renewal Fee:
(Each subsequent year, the fee is $350.00 only). Permits automatically expire January 31st in any year unless renewed. You will automatically receive a new annual registration packet each year prior to December first. The completed packet and fee must be received on or before December 31st.

A hazardous waste transfer facility residing in TN must register before beginning normal operations.

New hazardous waste transfer facilities

New hazardous waste transfer facilities who wish to operate within the state of Tennessee must complete forms that are very much like the forms required for registering a site (Form HN). New Hazardous Waste Transfer Facilities will receive an Installation Identification Number from Tennessee upon the completion of the notification form and the payment of fees. Annual Report Fees are due at the time of registration and annually thereafter.

Fees:
New ID number: $150.00
Annual Report Fee: $850.00
Annual Registration Fee – Total = $1000.00

Renewal Fee:
(Each subsequent year, the fee is $850.00 only). Annual Hazardous Waste Transfer Facility Report Fees are due December 31st of each year. You will automatically receive a new annual registration packet each year prior to December first.

Application / Renewal / Notification Forms

Form Description Number Form
Hazardous Waste Transporter Permit Application/Renewal TR – CN-0772 PDF
Hazardous Waste Transporter Fee Determination TRFDS – CN-0783 PDF
Hazardous Waste Transfer Facility Notification TRF-HW – CN-1345 PDF

Whom do I contact for assistance?

Main Number for Waste Audit: 615-532-0780
FAX: 615-741-3228

Applicants may refer to the following publications for further information:

» SWM Rule 1200-1-11-.03, -.04: Notification Requirements and Standards Applicable to Generators of Hazardous waste, Transporters of Hazardous Waste
» SWM Rule 1200-1-11-.06, Standards For Owners and Operators of Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities
» 40 CFR Section 262.12, 263.11, 265.11, and 264.11