Certificate of Exemption (COE) 2022 - June 8, 2022 APC Board Meeting

Supplemental Information for Air Board Review

Provisions in the Tennessee Air Quality allow the Tennessee Air Pollution Control Board to grant a Certificate of Exemption (COE) to local jurisdictions from State supervision.

These petitions with supporting information are being presented to allow entities an exemption from State supervision. These entities, referred to here as “Local Programs”, are permitted through the Certificate of Exemption to conduct the regulatory requirements typically conducted by the State Air Pollution Control Division.

There are four “Local Programs” in Tennessee:

  • Davidson County
  • Hamilton County
  • Knox County
  • Shelby County

Each of the current Certificate of Exemption expires on June 30th, 2022. The new certificates, as proposed, are effective for the period July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2024. To renew the certificates, the Local Programs have petitioned the Technical Secretary, on behalf of the Air Board, for renewal of the existing certificates. Each of the Local Programs has completed a ‘Petition’ for renewal of the certificate for the Air Board’s consideration. Additionally, the Local Programs have provided additional information for the Board and the Division’s review.

This supplemental information is made available electronically, in conjunction with the Board Packet, for the June 8, 2022 meeting of the Air Pollution Control Board. This information was reviewed by the Division and considered as part of the Technical Secretary’s recommendation to the Air Board. This information is being made available for the Air Board’s review. Each Local Program submitted a ‘Petition’ for the renewal of the COE, along with a variety of supplemental information. A good place to begin the review is the Petition document. If you have any questions on this matter, please email or call Marc Corrigan at marc.corrigan@tn.gov or (615) 532-0616.