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
Fees: $100.00 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:
"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 Tennessees
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.
Small Quantity Generator- $1,000.00
Large Quantity Generator- $1,600.00
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.
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.
New ID number: $100.00
Application Fee: $100.00
Annual Registration Fee: $200.00
Total = $400.00.
Renewal Fee: Each subsequent year, the
fee is $200.00 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.
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.
New Registration: $100.00
Application Fee: $200.00
Annual Registration Fee Total = $300.00.
Renewal Fee: (Each subsequent year,
the fee is $200.00 only). Permits automatically expire the January
31st in any year unless renewed. You will automatically receive
a new annual registration packet each year prior to December first.
A hazardous waste transfer facility residing in TN must register
before beginning normal operations.
Applicants may refer to the following publications for further information:
Rule 1200-1-11-.03, -.04: Notification Requirements
and Standards Applicable to Generators of Hazardous waste, Transporters
of Hazardous Waste
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
What Environmental Permits Do I Need?
Prudent Site Checks
Permit Application Forms
Standard Operating Procedures
Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste
SHW Standard Operating Procedures
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
acutely hazardous waste
exempted hazardous wastes
hazardous waste lists
Large Quantity Generators
Small Quantity Generators