The Division is getting ready to implement the new rules that were adopted as a result of a change in federal regulation. More information regarding this change and resources to assist you in maintaining compliance will be coming soon. The items that will be added to this page are not final versions of rules, forms or guidance and exist in draft form only. Also they are not printable. The sections below represent the main categories of items that needed to be modified due to the change in federal regulation.
While the page is still in development, please take a look at our trifold about the new rule updates.
This is the section that will contain the new rules and associated information that you may find helpful. This section is still under development and updates will be made as soon as items are available.
|Item Title||Link||Description of information|
Current Tennesee Rules
|Link||This is a link to the current rules governing Underground Storage Tanks in the State of Tennessee as adopted in October 13, 2018|
The Division believes understanding the new rules is the keystone to compliance. In that spirit, the Division will be hosting webinars specifically oriented to inform Contractors/Vendors and Tank Owner/Operators. All Webinars will be held on Mondays at 10 AM Eastern Time/ 9 AM Central Time. Webinar registrations are only active after the previous webinar has been held. After the event, a video archive and presentation slideshow will be available for review.
The following webinars are specifically oriented for Contractors and Vendors:
|Webinar Date||Subject||Webex Event Name||Event Password||Registration Link Attendees||Video Archive||PDF Presentation|
|January 25, 2021||Sump Testing||TN UST Sump Testing 2021- Rules for Contractors||sumptesting||Webinar Registration||Sump Testing Video||Sump Testing Slideshow|
|February 08, 2021||Spill/Overfill||TN UST Spill & Overfill 2021 - Rules for Contractors||spill+overfill||Webinar Registration||Spill/Overfill Video||Spill/Overfill Slideshow|
|February 22, 2021||Release Detection||TN UST Release Detection - Rules for Contractors||ReleaseDetection||Webinar Registration||Release Detection Video||Release Detection Slideshow|
|March 08, 2021||Walkthrough||TN UST Walkthrough -Rules for Contractors||walkthrough||Webinar Registration||Walkthough Video||Walkthough Slideshow|
|March 22, 2021||Generators/Dual Use||TN UST Generators - Rules for Contractors||emergency||Webinar Registration||Generator Video||Generator Slideshow|
The following webinars are specifically oriented for Tank Owners/Operators and the general public:
|Webinar Date||Subject||Presenter||Registration Link Attendees||Video Archive||Presentation PDF|
|April 05, 2021||General Rule Overview||Dustin Turner||Webinar Registration||General Rule Video||General Rule Slideshow|
|May 03, 2021||General Rule Overview||Ronda Johnson||Webinar Registration|
|June 06, 2021||General Rules Overview||Mitzie Berry||Webinar Registration|
THis section will contain forms that are currently under review and are in draft form only. The forms are being posted for the regulated community and the public to become familiar with the new forms that will be required in the future. Updates to this section will occur when new items are available.
|Form Description||Form Link||Specific Form Instructions|
|Walkthrough Inspection Form - Draft||CN-Draft-WTIF||Draft Monthly/Annual Facility Walkthough Inspection Form|
|Manual Tank Gauging Monthly Report Form - Draft||CN-1367-Draft||Draft Manual Tank Gauging Monthly report form to be used in conjunction with Technical Chapter 3.1|
|ATG Annual Test Report Form - Draft||CN-Draft-ATG||Draft ATG Annual Report Form to be used in conjunction with Technical Chapter 3.2|
|SIR Monthly Inventory Report||CN-DRAFT-SIR||Draft SIR Inventory Reconciliation Report form to be used in conjunction with Technical Chapter 3.3|
|Low Level Hydostatic Sump Testing Form - Draft||CN-Draft-LLHST||Draft Low Level Hydrostatic Testing Form to be used in conjunction with Technical Chapter 3.4|
|Hydrostatic Sump Testing Form- Draft||CN-Draft-HST||Draft Hydrostatic Testing Form to be used in conjunction with Technical Chapter 3.4|
|Galvanic Cathodic Protection Testing Form- Draft||CN-1140-Draft||Draft Galvanic Cathodic Protection Testing Form to be used in conjunction with Technical Chapter 4.1|
|Tank Tighteness Test Report Form- Draft||CN-1601-Draft||DraftTank Tightness Testing Report form to be used in conjunction with Technical Chapter 3.7|
|60-Day Rectifier Log Form - Draft||CN-1282-Draft||Draft 60-Day Rectifier Log Form to be used in conjunction with Technical Chapter 4.1|
|IC Current Cathodic Protection Testing Form||CN-1304-Draft||Draft IC Current Cathodic Protection Testing Form to be used in conjunction with Technical Chapter 4.1|
|Spills and Overfills Inspection Form||CN-DRAFT||Draft Spills and Overfills Inspection Form to be used in conjunction with Technical Chapter 4.2|
This section will be the future home of the draft versions of the Standardized Inspection Manual Chapters (SIM). The chapters will be made available when they are finished. It is important to note that they are in draft form only and are not in effect. For the SIM chapters that are currently in use, please navigate to the Standardized inspection Process section of our website.
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation encourages public participation throughout our processes towards our shared mission of protecting human health and the environment. The DRAFT forms and DRAFT SIM Chapters included on this webpage will have an announced public comment period after ALL DRAFTS are completed. We expect completion in the upcoming months.
However, if you would like to submit public comments before the Division of Underground Storage Tanks has completed all the DRAFTS, please use this link to send your comments in a common format such as Microsoft Word or Adobe pdf, etc. Your comments will be reviewed and addressed after our formal public comment period has ended.
Thank you for helping us make our Forms and Standardized Inspection Manual the most useful for our staff, underground storage tank owners and operators, third party vendors, and all our valued stakeholders.
|Notice of Rulemaking Hearing||
The Underground Storage Tanks and Solid Waste Control Board is proposing two major changes to Chapter 0400-18-01. First, the current rules make fund coverage for a fund eligible release dependent upon an owner or operator's compliance history. With these revisions, all fund eligible will be entitled to reimbuirsement from the fund; however, an owner or operator's compliance history will now determine the amount of the fund deductible. Second, the revisions will suspend annual tank fees from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2026. The amendments will also provide general cleanup revisions to Rules 0400-18-01-.09 and 0400-18-01-.10. The Notice of Rulemaking Hearing and the Redline version are below
|Audio of Rulemaking Hearing
||MP4 Audio file|
|Tank Talk Issue||Online Version||Offline Version|
|January 2021||January -Online|
|December 2020||December - Online|
|November 2020||November - Online|
|October 2020||October - Online|
|September 2020||September - Online|
|August 2020||August - Online|