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New Rules

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.

 

Attention: Effective July 01, 2021, Yearly Tank Fees Have Been Suspended For Five Years, Fund Coverage Has Been Expanded And There Is Now A Scaled Deductible.

One important change is that effective on the next fee cycle of the new fiscal year (starting July 01, 2021) tank fees have been suspended for a period of five years. The Division has recently sent a letter to every active tank owner regarding this change. The Fee Suspension Letter should explain everything that a tank owner or operator needs to know about the fee change. Additionally, the letter explains the expansion of Fund Coverage and the scaled deductible the Division has implemented.  If you have any questions or require a more detailed explanation, please contact your local Environmental Field Office.

Item Title              Link                                            Description of information

Current Tennessee Rules 

Current TDEC UST Rules
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 Video Archive PDF Presentation Registration Link
January 25, 2021 Sump Testing TN UST Sump Testing 2021- Rules for Contractors sumptesting Sump Testing Video  Sump Testing Slideshow  
February 08, 2021 Spill/Overfill TN UST Spill & Overfill 2021 - Rules for Contractors spill+overfill Spill/Overfill Video Spill/Overfill Slideshow  
February 22, 2021 Release Detection TN UST Release Detection - Rules for Contractors ReleaseDetection Release Detection Video Release Detection Slideshow  
March 08, 2021 Walkthrough TN UST Walkthrough -Rules for Contractors walkthrough Walkthough Video Walkthrough Slideshow  
March 22, 2021 Generators/Dual Use TN UST Generators - Rules for Contractors emergency Generator Video Generator Slideshow  
August 19, 2021 Spill/Overfill TN UST Spill & Overfill 2021 - Rules for Contractors newrule Spill/Overfill Video Spill/Overfill Slideshow Webinar Registration
August 26, 2021 Sump Testing TN UST Sump Testing 2021 - Rules for Contractors newrule Sump Testing Video Sump Testing Slideshow Webinar Registration
September 2, 2021 Release Detection TN UST Release Detection 2021 - Rules for Contractors new rule Release Detection Video Release Detection Slideshow Webinar Registration
September 9, 2021 Walkthrough
TN UST Walkthrough Inspections 2021 - Rules for Contractors newrule Walkthrough Video Walkthrough Slideshow Webinar Registration
September 16, 2021 Generator/Dual Use TN UST Emergency Generator Tank 2021 - Rules for Contractors newrule Generator Video Generator Slideshow Webinar Registration

 

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 General Rule Video General Rule Slideshow
June 07, 2021 General Rules Overview Mitzie Berry Webinar Registration General Rule Video General Rule Slideshow
September 23, 2021 General Rules Overview Ronda Johnson Webinar Registration General Rule Video General Rule Slideshow
September 30, 2021 General Rules Overview Dustin Turner Webinar Registration    
October 14, 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
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 Hydrostatic 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
Line Tightness and Leak Detector Test Form-Draft CN-Draft-LT/Leak Detect Draft Line Tightness and Leak Detector Test Report Form to be used in conjunction with Technical Chapter 3.5
Tank Tightness Test Report Form- Draft CN-1601-Draft Draft Tank 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 - Draft 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 - Draft CN-DRAFT Draft Spills and Overfills Inspection Form to be used in conjunction with Technical Chapter 4.2
Form Description Form Link Specific Form Instructions  
Monthly/Annual Facility Walkthrough Inspection Form CN-2544 This form is used to document monthly or annual walkthrough inspections required under rule 0400-18-01-.02(8).  

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.

Chapter 2015 SIM (Current)          Compare Technical Chapters 2021 SIM (Draft Revision) Blueline 2021 SIM (Draft Revision) No Blueline
1.2 Standard Inspection Process Compare Standard Inspection Process Standard Inspection Process - Blueline Standard Inspection Process - No Blueline
2.2 Technical Chapter 2.2 - Atypical  Compare Chapter 2.2 Technical Chapter 2.2 Atypical - Blueline Technical Chapter 2.2 Atypical - No Blueline
2.4 New Chapter   Blueline Version Does Not  Exist Technical Chapter 2.4 TOS - No Blueline
3.1 Technical Chapter 3.1- MTG Compare Technical Chapter 3.1 Technical Chapter 3.1 MTG - Blueline Technical Chapter 3.1 MTG - No Blueline
3.2 Technical Chapter 3.2 - ATG Compare Technical Chapter 3.2 Technical Chapter 3.2 ATG - Blueline Technical Chapter 3.2 ATG - No Blueline
3.3 Technical Chapter 3.3 - SIR Compare Technical Chapter 3.3 Technical Chapter 3.3 SIR - Blueline Technical Chapter 3.3 SIR - No Blueline
3.4 Technical Chapter 3.4- SC IM Compare Technical Chapter 3.4 Technical Chapter 3.4 SC IM - Blueline Technical Chapter 3.4 SC IM - No Blueline
3.5 Technical Chapter 3.5 - PP Compare Technical Chapter 3.5 Technical Chapter 3.5 PP - Blueline Technical Chapter 3.5 PP - No Blueline
3.6 Technical Chapter 3.6 - SP Compare Technical Chapter 3.6 Technical Chapter 3.6 SP - Blueline Technical Chapter 3.6 SP  - No Blueline
3.7 Technical Chapter 3.7 - TT Testing Compare Technical Chapter 3.7 Technical Chapter 3.7 TT Testing - Blueline Technical Chapter 3.7 TT Testing - No Blueline
4.1 Technical Chapter 4.1- Corrosion Compare Technical Chapter 4.1 Technical Chapter 4.1 Corrosion - Blueline Technical Chapter 4.1 - No Blueline
4.2 Technical Chapter 4.2 - Spills and Overfills Compare Technical Chapter 4.2 Technical Chapter 4.2 Spills and Overfills - Blueline Technical Chapter 4.2 -No Blueline

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 email the Division 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.

 

Events Details
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 reimbursement 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

Notice of Rulemaking Hearing

Notice of Rulemaking Hearing - Redline

Audio of Rulemaking Hearing
MP4 Audio file of rulemaking hearing