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State Resources

The Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (TDEC) is the main environmental enforcement agency in the state. Tennessee closely follows federal environmental regulations.

Compliance Considerations

The following links provide Tennessee specific guidance and fact sheets for environmental compliance within the state.

Air – TDEC Air Pollution Control

Automotive – Automotive Recyclers Association TN specific fact sheets on auto related environmental topics

Dry Cleaning​ - TDEC resources

Gasoline Dispensing Facilities - TDEC resources

Hazardous Waste – TDEC Hazardous Waste Program page

Permits – TDEC Summary of Permits page

Small Business Assistance Program – TDEC small business assistance with environmental regulations (includes boilers, reciprocating internal combustion engines)​

Solid and Hazardous Waste Forms​ – TDEC hazardous waste forms including universal waste, used oil and hazardous waste

Storage Tanks – TDEC requirements for USTs with a link to AST regulations

Water  – TDEC Water Resources page

Sustainability and Reducing Compliance Risk

Green Star Partnership - TDEC's environmental leadership program

The state resources provide retail-relevant state regulatory information and resources. The State Matrices page has more detailed information on variations in key state regulations such as hazardous waste, consumer bag legislation, e-waste and more.