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Hazardous Waste Program

Implementation of Tennessee's hazardous waste program began in October 1980. Regulation of hazardous waste is also a federal responsibility under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Tennessee has been authorized by EPA to administer the majority of the federal program and receives a grant in support of this effort. Other funding for this program is obtained through a fee collection system.

The coordinated state and federal program regulates activities such as:

  • the permitting and inspection of hazardous waste storage, recycling, treatment, and disposal facilities
  • the management of hazardous waste from generators (primarily manufacturing industry) through the required Waste Stream Notifications, Annual Reports, and Waste Reduction Reports
  • the annual registration of hazardous waste transporters
  • the regulation of used oil

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