Tennessee Air Quality Act (Tennessee)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Tennessee

Applies to States or Provinces Tennessee
Name Tennessee Air Quality Act (Tennessee)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations, Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Natural Gas, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
Primary Website http://www.tn.gov/environment/air/air_regulations.shtml
Applicable Jurisdiction Statewide

Last Review 2014-06-06
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary
Information Source http://tn.gov/sos/rules/1200/1200-03/1200-03-09.20111127.pdf


The Tennessee Air Quality Act (AQA) delegates the power to maintain air quality in the State to the Department of Environment and Conservation. Under the Department of the Environment and Conservation the Division of Air Pollution Control is directed to maintain the purity of the air resources of the State of Tennessee consistent with the protection of normal health, general welfare, and physical property of the people while preserving maximum employment and enhancing the industrial development of the State. The AQA is a comprehensive set of permitting requirements, environmental regulations, siting criteria, pollution standards and air quality standards that have an effect on all new energy activities.

The AQA establishes the Division of Air Pollution Control as the authority to issue permits required under this act. The following permits are required for any project: Construction Permit (#CN-0730 - APC 20), New Construction Operating Permit if emitting less than 10 tons per year (#CN-0730 - APC 20), Title V operating Permit (CN-1007). In addition Fuel Burning Source Description Forms (#CN-0741 - APC 21) and Emission Point Description Forms (Form #CN-9742 - APC 22) are required for most projects.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Barry R. Stephens
Department Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
Division Air Pollution Control
Address 9th Floor, L and C Annex, 401 Church St., Nashville, TN, 37243

Phone 615-532-0554

Email ask.tdec@tn.gov

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Tenn. Code 68-201
Date Effective 2011-11-01

Authority 2: Rule of Department of Environment and Conservation #1200-03-01 through 1200-03-37
Date Effective 2011-11-01