Notification of Hazardous Waste Activity

Requirements Include

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

Change in Facility Data

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

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?"

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.

Forms & Instructions

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

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

  • 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.

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.

Forms & Instructions

Whom do I contact for assistance?

Call 615-532-0780 and ask for Waste Audit. Alternatively, you may email Solid.Waste@tn.gov or fax your request to 615-532-0938.

Applicants may refer to the following publications for further information