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Dye Trace Registration

Who Needs One?

Anyone who performs a dye trace study in streams or groundwater systems of the state.

What Information Must I Provide?

Applicants must submit "Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Dye Trace Registration" form (Form CN-1112) 2 weeks prior to the planned trace study. Applicants provide information about the owner/operator of the facility necessitating the trace, person/company performing the trace, property owner at the injection site, the reason for the trace, and the types and amounts of dyes to be used.

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Dye Tracing Registration CN-1112 PDF

How Will My Application Be Processed?

Completed application forms should be sent to the Division of Water Resources, Ground Water Management Section. A detailed review of the application is conducted, and the applicant is sent a notification letter when the review is complete. The review process generally takes one (1) week.

What Fees Are Required?

There are no fees for Dye Trace Registration.

What Are My Rights and Responsibilities After the Permit is Approved?

The applicant may proceed with approved activities as stated in the notification letter. The applicant is responsible for sending the Division a copy of the dye trace results. Approval is valid for the dye trace project that was registered; additional studies require the completion of a separate application form.

What Are the Division’s Rights and Responsibilities After the Permit is Approved?

The Division of Water Resources is responsible for protecting the state’s drinking water quality. The Division may observe the requested dye trace if it is considered a critical trace or has potential to impact drinking water supplies. Any person who violates or fails to comply with the rules, regulations, or any state and federal water quality standards may be subject to civil penalties.

Whom Do I Contact For Applications, Assistance and Other Information?

Applicants may obtain applications and information from the Tennessee Division of Water Resources, Ground Water Management Section.

Applicants may refer to the following publications for further information:

» DWS Rule 1200-5-1: Public Water Systems
» WPC 1200-4-1: Water Pollution
» TCA Section 68-221-701: Tennessee Safe Drinking Water Act