Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0400-40-05-.13 - ADOPTION OF EPA-ISSUED PERMITS

The Commissioner may adopt and enforce permits that have been previously issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System established by Public Law 92-500. When such NPDES permit previously issued by the Environmental Protection Agency has been adopted by the State of Tennessee, any permit issued previously for the same discharge by the Commissioner shall become null and void. In any instance where the Commissioner has not adopted an existing NPDES permit and a discharge is not authorized by a Tennessee permit, the Commissioner may require the discharger to apply for a Tennessee permit and otherwise comply with Tennessee law. Permits previously issued pursuant to T.C.A. § 69-3-108 shall remain in full force and effect until replaced by an NPDES Permit transferred to the state or issued by the state.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0400-40-05-.13
Original rule filed November 20, 2013; effective February 18, 2014. Amendments filed February 14, 2022; effective 5/15/2022.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-201, et seq. and 69-3-101, et seq.

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